Barbara Ward

Author: Jean Gartlan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441155570
Format: PDF
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The first major study of the immensely influential political economist Barbara Ward, drawing heavily on her own writings.

Globalisierung der Kirchen

Author: Katharina Kunter
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525557736
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die Kirchen gehoren zu den wichtigsten globalen Akteuren: Sie agieren auf lokaler Ebene und sind zugleich transnational vernetzt. Der Okumenische Rat der Kirchen (ORK) gilt dabei als bedeutendster internationaler Vertreter des nicht romisch-katholischen Teils des Christentums. Zu einer wirklich globalen nichtstaatlichen Organisation entwickelte sich der ORK allerdings erst in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren. War die Grundung des ORK 1948 vor allem ein Anliegen europaischer und nordamerikanischer Kirchen, nahmen im Zuge von Dekolonisierung, Entwestlichung und weltweiter sozialer und revolutionarer Umbruche in den fruhen 1960er Jahren zunehmend Vertreter der Dritten Welt das okumenische Heft in die Hand. Die sich damit vollziehende Globalisierung der Kirchen wirkte sich allerdings nicht nur positiv auf die wachsende Reprasentation von Vertretern aus Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika im ORK aus. Wie die in diesem Band versammelten internationalen Beitrage aus globalgeschichtlicher und theologischer Perspektive zeigen, fuhrte sie auch zu neuen kulturellen und theologischen Konflikten, die das okumenische Schiff ins Schwanken brachten. Als neue Koordinaten internationaler kirchlicher Zusammenarbeit galten nun die Beschaftigung mit Entwicklungsfragen, der Einsatz fur Menschenrechte, die Befreiung aus Unterdruckung und der Kampf gegen Rassismus.. Dass diese Globalisierung langfristig jedoch das Ende des westlichen Profils des ORK und des weltweiten Protestantismus bedeutete, ist dabei eine der wichtigsten Erkenntnisse des Bandes.

Padre Pio Irish Encounters with the Saint

Author: Colm Keane
Publisher: Capel Island Press
Format: PDF, ePub
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Padre Pio, the man, his miracles, priestly life, loves and hates are described by Irish people who knew him, saw him, met him or witnessed him. What he was like, his moods and character, his holiness and sense of humor are featured. You will read about his stigmata, powers of bi-location, ability to read minds, his Masses and confessions. The saint's views of women, new fashions and even his interest in football are outlined. The man who bore the five wounds of Christ is described by, among others, an Irish organizer of The Great Escape in world War II, a wartime spymaster living in Donegal, two adulterous authors, and a Vatican diplomat from Dublin who investigated the famous friar. Padre Pio - Irish Encounters with the Saint, written by bestselling author, Colm Keane, brings you up close to an extraordinary mystic and wonder worker in a way you have never experienced before.

International Organizations and Environmental Protection

Author: Wolfram Kaiser
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785333631
Format: PDF, ePub
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Pollution, resource depletion, habitat management, and climate change are all issues that necessarily transcend national boundaries. Accordingly, they and other environmental concerns have been a particular focus for international organizations from before the First World War to the present day. This volume is the first to comprehensively explore the environmental activities of professional communities, NGOs, regional bodies, the United Nations, and other international organizations during the twentieth century. It follows their efforts to shape debates about environmental degradation, develop binding intergovernmental commitments, and-following the seminal 1972 Conference on the Human Environment-implement and enforce actual international policies.

Speak to It

Author: Barbara Ward Farmer
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496938003
Format: PDF
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“Speak to it”, is the first non-musical book of Dr. Barbara Ward Farmer that deals with helping and assuring all readers that “silence is not golden” when you are sick, beaten, rejected or being denied of the essence and promise of life itself. This book will give the reader a deeper insight on the authority and power one has to speak over, speak into, and speak about the walls, barriers, giants and death itself that often hinder, block and even elimate our faith in God to trust him to change our situations just by taking the courage to “speak to those things that are not, as though they were.”

Faith on the Home Front

Author: Stephen Parker
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039102525
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The nature of religion on the domestic front in Britain during the Second World War has, hitherto, been relatively unexplored. This study focuses on Birmingham and describes wartime popular religion, primarily as recounted in oral testimony. The difference the War made to people’s faith, and the consolation wrought by prayer and a religious outlook are explored, as are the religious language and concepts utilised by the wartime popular media of cinema and wireless. Clerical rhetoric about the War and concerns to spiritualise the war effort are dealt with by an analysis of locally published sources, especially parish magazines and other religious ephemera, which set the War on the spiritual as much as the military plane. A final section of the study is devoted to measuring the extent of the influence of the churches in the creation of a vision for post-war Britain and Birmingham.