The Christian Vision of Humanity

The Christian Vision of Humanity
Author: John Randall Sachs
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780814657560
ISBN 13: 0814657567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christian Vision of Humanity Book Review:

The incredible technical achievements of recent history may make us feel little less than gods," but we also find much that cuts us down. When we face our own limits and failures, upon what or whom can we rely? The biblical "answer" to questions about the ultimate nature and meaning of human life begins with the experience of Semitic slaves led out of Egyptian slavery beautifully recounted in Deuteronomy 26:5-11. The New Testament presents Jesus as the culmination of God's Old Testament promise. Christian faith has a particular Vision of the world and of humanity founded upon the relationship between God and creation. Its key elements are found in the inviolable dignity of every person, the essential centrality of community, and the significance of human action. These are the main themes of a Christian anthropology developed in this book. "

In the Name of Humanity

In the Name of Humanity
Author: Ilana Feldman,Miriam Ticktin
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2010-11-30
ISBN 10: 0822348217
ISBN 13: 9780822348214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Name of Humanity Book Review:

Anthropological and cultural critics ask what it means to govern, fight, and care in the name of humanity, examining the question through the lenses of biotechnology, the environment, and human rights.

Hiding from Humanity

Hiding from Humanity
Author: Martha C. Nussbaum
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-01-10
ISBN 10: 1400825946
ISBN 13: 9781400825943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hiding from Humanity Book Review:

Should laws about sex and pornography be based on social conventions about what is disgusting? Should felons be required to display bumper stickers or wear T-shirts that announce their crimes? This powerful and elegantly written book, by one of America's most influential philosophers, presents a critique of the role that shame and disgust play in our individual and social lives and, in particular, in the law. Martha Nussbaum argues that we should be wary of these emotions because they are associated in troubling ways with a desire to hide from our humanity, embodying an unrealistic and sometimes pathological wish to be invulnerable. Nussbaum argues that the thought-content of disgust embodies "magical ideas of contamination, and impossible aspirations to purity that are just not in line with human life as we know it." She argues that disgust should never be the basis for criminalizing an act, or play either the aggravating or the mitigating role in criminal law it currently does. She writes that we should be similarly suspicious of what she calls "primitive shame," a shame "at the very fact of human imperfection," and she is harshly critical of the role that such shame plays in certain punishments. Drawing on an extraordinarily rich variety of philosophical, psychological, and historical references--from Aristotle and Freud to Nazi ideas about purity--and on legal examples as diverse as the trials of Oscar Wilde and the Martha Stewart insider trading case, this is a major work of legal and moral philosophy.

Humanity and Self-cultivation

Humanity and Self-cultivation
Author: Weiming Tu
Publsiher: Cheng & Tsui
Total Pages: 364
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780887273179
ISBN 13: 0887273173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanity and Self-cultivation Book Review:

This first paperback edition of a renowned collection of essays by noted scholar of Chinese history and philosophy Tu Wei-ming includes a new introductory essay by Robert Cummings Neville, Dean of

Crimes Against Humanity in International Criminal Law

Crimes Against Humanity in International Criminal Law
Author: M. Cherif Bassiouni
Publsiher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Total Pages: 610
Release: 1999-07-27
ISBN 10: 9041112227
ISBN 13: 9789041112224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crimes Against Humanity in International Criminal Law Book Review:

Of the ICTR Statute.

The Good in Nature and Humanity

The Good in Nature and Humanity
Author: Stephen R. Kellert,Timothy J. Farnham,Timothy Farnham
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781559638388
ISBN 13: 1559638389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good in Nature and Humanity Book Review:

The good in nature and humanity brings together 20 leading thinkers and writers - including Ursula Goodenough, Lynn Margulis, Dorion Sagan, Carl Safina, David Petersen, Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, and Barry Lopez - to examine the divide between faith and reason, and to seek a means for developing an environmental ethic that will help us confront two of our most imperiling crises: global environmental destruction and an impoverished spirituality. The book explores the ways in which science, spirit, and religion can guide the experience and understanding of our ongoing relationship with the natural world and examines how the integration of science and spirituality can equip us to make wiser choices in using and managing the natural environment. The book also provides compelling stories that offer a narrative understanding of the relations among science, spirit, and nature. Grounded in the premise that neither science nor religion can by itself resolve the prevailing malaise of environmental and moral decline, contributors seek viable approaches to averting environmental catastrophe and, to achieving a more harmonious relationship with the natural world.

History, Humanity and Evolution

History, Humanity and Evolution
Author: James Richard Moore
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2002-10-03
ISBN 10: 9780521524780
ISBN 13: 0521524784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History, Humanity and Evolution Book Review:

Essays by prominent scholars in the history of evolutionary thought, with additional contributions by the dedicatee.

Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes

Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes
Author: Machteld Boot
Publsiher: Intersentia nv
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 905095216X
ISBN 13: 9789050952163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes Book Review:

3.1 The Tokyo Charter

Ritual and Religion in the Making of Humanity

Ritual and Religion in the Making of Humanity
Author: Roy A. Rappaport,Rappaport, Roy Abraham Rappaport
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 535
Release: 1999-03-25
ISBN 10: 9780521296908
ISBN 13: 0521296900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ritual and Religion in the Making of Humanity Book Review:

A comprehensive analysis of religion's evolutionary significance and a study of its main component, ritual.

Empire of Humanity

Empire of Humanity
Author: Michael Barnett
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-03-03
ISBN 10: 9780801461095
ISBN 13: 080146109X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire of Humanity Book Review:

Empire of Humanity explores humanitarianism’s remarkable growth from its humble origins in the early nineteenth century to its current prominence in global life. In contrast to most contemporary accounts of humanitarianism that concentrate on the last two decades, Michael Barnett ties the past to the present, connecting the antislavery and missionary movements of the nineteenth century to today’s peacebuilding missions, the Cold War interventions in places like Biafra and Cambodia to post–Cold War humanitarian operations in regions such as the Great Lakes of Africa and the Balkans; and the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in 1863 to the emergence of the major international humanitarian organizations of the twentieth century. Based on extensive archival work, close encounters with many of today’s leading international agencies, and interviews with dozens of aid workers in the field and at headquarters, Empire of Humanity provides a history that is both global and intimate. Avoiding both romanticism and cynicism, Empire of Humanity explores humanitarianism’s enduring themes, trends, and, most strikingly, ethical ambiguities. Humanitarianism hopes to change the world, but the world has left its mark on humanitarianism. Humanitarianism has undergone three distinct global ages—imperial, postcolonial, and liberal—each of which has shaped what humanitarianism can do and what it is. The world has produced not one humanitarianism, but instead varieties of humanitarianism. Furthermore, Barnett observes that the world of humanitarianism is divided between an emergency camp that wants to save lives and nothing else and an alchemist camp that wants to remove the causes of suffering. These camps offer different visions of what are the purpose and principles of humanitarianism, and, accordingly respond differently to the same global challenges and humanitarianism emergencies. Humanitarianism has developed a metropolis of global institutions of care, amounting to a global governance of humanity. This humanitarian governance, Barnett observes, is an empire of humanity: it exercises power over the very individuals it hopes to emancipate. Although many use humanitarianism as a symbol of moral progress, Barnett provocatively argues that humanitarianism has undergone its most impressive gains after moments of radical inhumanity, when the "international community" believes that it must atone for its sins and reduce the breach between what we do and who we think we are. Humanitarianism is not only about the needs of its beneficiaries; it also is about the needs of the compassionate.

Herder on Nationality, Humanity, and History

Herder on Nationality, Humanity, and History
Author: Frederick M. Barnard
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780773525696
ISBN 13: 0773525696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Herder on Nationality, Humanity, and History Book Review:

The core of J.G. Herder's philosophy of nationalism lies in the conviction that human creativity must be embedded in the particular culture of a communal language. While he acknowledged that this cultural particular must be integrated into a more universal humanity, he insisted that each culture should preserve its incommensurable distinctiveness. He also called for a new method of enquiry regarding history, one that demands empathetic sensitivity toward the uniquely individual while realizing that there are few gains without losses. F.M. Barnard demonstrates that Herder, despite his innovative work on the idea of nationality, was fully aware of the dangers of ethnic fanaticism, but also of the hazards of what is now known as globalization, recognizing that these must be tempered by a sense of universal humanity. Barnard shows that Herder anticipated modern theories of the dynamics of cultures and traditions through the problematic interplay of persistence and change and that his speculations on cultural and political pluralism, on language as a democratic bond, and on the possible fusion of communitarian and liberal dimensions of public life remain relevant to contemporary debates

Humanity in Healthcare

Humanity in Healthcare
Author: Peter Barritt
Publsiher: Radcliffe Publishing
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781857758368
ISBN 13: 1857758366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanity in Healthcare Book Review:

Suitable as a text for medical humanities courses and for a much wider readership, Peter Barritt has brought together a collection of ideas, thoughts and references to illustrate how considering the arts develops a more human approach to medicine.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity
Author: Jerome P. Baggett
Publsiher: Temple University Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781566398039
ISBN 13: 1566398037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Habitat for Humanity Book Review:

Habitat for humanity is an American house-building ministry founded by evangelical Christians, it has constructed 85,000 homes using volunteers. Baggett tells the story of its development and argues that it is a particular social form of religion, a paradenominational organization.

Crystallization-Study of the Humanity of Christ

Crystallization-Study of the Humanity of Christ
Author: Witness Lee
Publsiher: Living Stream Ministry
Total Pages: 51
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN 10: 1575939061
ISBN 13: 9781575939063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crystallization-Study of the Humanity of Christ Book Review:

Technology and the Changing Face of Humanity

Technology and the Changing Face of Humanity
Author: Richard Feist,Chantal Beauvais,Rajesh Shukla
Publsiher: University of Ottawa Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0776607162
ISBN 13: 9780776607160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and the Changing Face of Humanity Book Review:

A philosophical examination of technology's influence. It explores the relationship between technology and free will. Rejecting the notion of technology as a neutral addition to our lives, it also examines the type and degree of our society's technological dependence.

Forging a Convention for Crimes against Humanity

Forging a Convention for Crimes against Humanity
Author: Leila Nadya Sadat
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-03-28
ISBN 10: 1139495828
ISBN 13: 9781139495820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forging a Convention for Crimes against Humanity Book Review:

Crimes against humanity were one of the three categories of crimes elaborated in the Nuremberg Charter. However, unlike genocide and war crimes, they were never set out in a comprehensive international convention. This book represents an effort to complete the Nuremberg legacy by filling this gap. It contains a complete text of a proposed convention on crimes against humanity in English and in French, a comprehensive history of the proposed convention, and fifteen original papers written by leading experts on international criminal law. The papers contain reflections on various aspects of crimes against humanity, including gender crimes, universal jurisdiction, the history of codification efforts, the responsibility to protect, ethnic cleansing, peace and justice dilemmas, amnesties and immunities, the jurisprudence of the ad hoc tribunals, the definition of the crime in customary international law, the ICC definition, the architecture of international criminal justice, modes of criminal participation, crimes against humanity and terrorism, and the inter-state enforcement regime.

In the Name of Humanity

In the Name of Humanity
Author: Alain Finkielkraut
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780231110204
ISBN 13: 0231110200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Name of Humanity Book Review:

An unsettling reflection on the twentieth century in its twilight hours in which we are asked to rethink our assumptions about universalism and humanism. While many people look to humanist ideals as a deterrent to nationalist chauvinism, Finkielkraut challenges the abstract idea of universalism by describing the terrible crimes "civilized" Europe has committed in its name.

Humanity, Truth, and Freedom

Humanity, Truth, and Freedom
Author: Raghunath Ghosh
Publsiher: Northern Book Centre
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9788172112332
ISBN 13: 8172112335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanity, Truth, and Freedom Book Review:

The volume has a two-fold purpose: (i) to acquaint the readers and academic community with some prominent trends and their present relevance in modern Indian Philosophy with special reference to Krishna Chandra Bhattacharyya, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo, Rabindranath, etc and (ii) to create an interest about their contributions and points of departures from the tradition among the current researchers in the field of philosophy and allied disciplines. The essays deal with methodological, spiritual, materials, socio-political issues as discussed by the contemporary thinkers

The Humanity of God

The Humanity of God
Author: Karl Barth
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1960-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780804206129
ISBN 13: 0804206120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Humanity of God Book Review:

These three essays show how Karl Barth's later work moved beyond his revolt against the theology dominant in the first decades of this century.

Teilhard and the Future of Humanity

Teilhard and the Future of Humanity
Author: Thierry Meynard
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780823226900
ISBN 13: 0823226905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teilhard and the Future of Humanity Book Review:

Fifty years after his death, the thought of the French scientist and Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) continues to inspire new ways of understanding humanity's future. Trained as a paleontologist and philosopher, Teilhard was an innovative synthesizer of science and religion, developing an idea of evolution as an unfolding of material and mental worlds into an integrated, holistic universe at what he called the Omega Point. His books, such as the bestselling The Phenomenon of Man, have influenced generations of ecologists, environmentalists, planners, and others concerned with the fate of the earth. This book brings together original essays by leading experts who reflect on Teilhard's legacy for today's globalized world. They explore such topics as: the idea of God and the person; quantum reality and Teilhard's vision; spiritual resources for the future; politics and economics; and a charter for co-evolution.