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xi, 292 pages ; 24 cm.
Prominent ethicists from around the globe seek to deepen contemporary understandings of environmental sustainability, human flourishing, and the pursuit of justice. Just Sustainability is a broad-ranging study of the social, economic, and conceptual changes needed on a global level for all of life to flourish in the 21st century. As the play on words in the title suggests, these discussions of sustainability continually invoke the norm of justice, which has become a central part of Catholic thought and magisterial teaching in the contexts of economic development, technological innovation and environmental degradation. In the editors' view, any viable path to sustainability must also be just - whether as norm guiding policy decisions or in the development of a comprehensive ethics of ecology, concepts of justice and sustainability must mutually inform one another in the 21st century. As with previous volumes in the CTEWC series, this book offers the perspectives of scholars from a number of social, ethnic, geographic, and economic backgrounds, making it a truly global contribution to the increasingly pressing conversation around how to care for and live in harmony with our increasingly degraded planet. This volume provides a broad-ranging study of the social, economic, and conceptual changes needed on a global level for all of life to flourish in the 21st century. As the play on words in the title suggests, these discussions of sustainability continually invoke the norm of justice, which has become a central part of Catholic thought and magisterial teaching in the contexts of economic development, technological innovation and environmental degradation. This book offers the perspectives of scholars from a number of social, ethnic, geographic, and economic backgrounds, making it a truly global contribution to the increasingly pressing conversation around how to care for and live in harmony with our increasingly degraded planet.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626981324 20160618
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viii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Series Foreword. Acknowledgements. 1. Applied Psychology and the Environment 2. The Determinist in Us All 3. Differences among People 4. Opening the Black Box 5. Social Contexts 6. Development, Identity Formation, and Motivation 7. Learning and Behavior Change 8. Processes in Applied Psychology 9.Organizational Interventions 10. Broad Interventions 11. The Adaptive Capacity Scorecard.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415843133 20160616
Psychology of Sustainability: An Applied Perspective examines the many psychological factors that lead to human behavioral effects on the environment. Each chapter will apply elements from a basic research area into the context of criteria specific to sustainability. Increased interest has led many universities to offer courses on "Psychology of Sustainability." This book is the perfect text to provide an introduction to the subject. Throughout the book, readers will find new ways of framing questions related to human adaptability and evolutionary psychology. Psychology of Sustainability is ideal for students or professionals who are looking to contribute to the conversation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415843133 20160616
Green Library
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xi, 191 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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ix, 473 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Green Library
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xv, 245 pages ; 23 cm
  • Part I. History and financial challenges of theological institutions
  • The historical initiatives
  • Opportunities for training : the call to Christian ministry
  • Matching financial resources
  • Part II. Biblical foundations for financial sustainability
  • Missionary support for ministry
  • The ministry of tentmaking
  • Part III. Toward financial sustainability of theological institutions
  • Church ownership and institutional governance
  • The role of third stream
  • Strategic collaboration and modes of delivery
  • Leadership development
  • The wheels of financial sustainability.
The role of theological institutions in Christian mission is likened to the crucible that shapes the hearts and minds of those leading the charge to reconcile the world to God. Nevertheless, it is also the weakest link in the chain of Christian ministry, and efforts to sustain the unique contribution of institutions have been enigmatic. So why should we be concerned about theological institutions? What if there were no theologians, missiologists, trained pastors, or missionaries in Christian ministry? What if there were no theological institutions? What if the existing theological institutions collapsed, shut down for lack of resources? How effective would the witness of the Christian church be without theological institutions in a world in need of God? Over the centuries, various models for supporting theological training have been tried in institutions, but very few of these have been successful. Time, cost, and quality of education (among others) have been the driving forces behind the changing models, and yet financial sustainability has been elusive. Only informed leadership that draws insights from historical, biblical, and practical wisdom is necessary in achieving this goal. This book is your faithful companion in the quest to achieve financial sustainability in theological institutions. -- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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1 online resource (1 v.) : ill.
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vi, 127 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Disciplinarity 3. Interdisciplinarity 4. Sustainability 5. Dedisciplinarity 6. Epilogue: An Undisciplined Life.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137303011 20160612
What is the future of the university? The modern university system, created in the late 19th century and developed across the 20th century, was built upon the notion of disciplinarity. Today the social, epistemological, and technological conditions that supported the disciplinary pursuit of knowledge are coming to an end. Knowledge production has itself become unsustainable: we are drowning in knowledge even as new PhDs cannot find work. Sustainable Knowledge explores these questions and offers a new account of what is at stake in talk about 'interdisciplinarity'. Sustainable Knowledge develops two themes. First, it offers an account of contemporary knowledge production in terms of the concepts of disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, and sustainability. Second, it reconceives the role of philosophy and the humanities both within the academy and across society. It argues that philosophy and the humanities must reinvent themselves, taking on the Socratic task of providing a historical and philosophical critique of society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137303011 20160612
Education Library (Cubberley)
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239 p.
"Sustaining Loss" explores the uncanny, traumatic weaving together of the living and the dead in art, and the morbid fascination it holds for modern philosophical aesthetics. Beginning with Kant, the author traces how aesthetic theory has been drawn back repeatedly to the moving power of the undead body of the work of art. He locates the most potent expressions of this philosophical compulsion in Hegel s thesis that art is a thing of the past, and in Freud s view that the work of art is the haunting of the present by the endless suffering of what is dead but still has claims over the living. The book asserts that modern aesthetics holds the key to unlocking the tortured relation of modernity to the past it is perpetually leaving behind. As the capacity to withstand the inescapable force of a past that is dead for us becomes the supreme test for a fully modern, fully secular philosophy, aesthetics moves to the center of philosophical reflection. But, the author argues, this secular philosophical orientation can be sustained only if aesthetic theory remains oriented by intimate contact with modernist works of art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804739689 20160528
Green Library
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xvii, 358 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword-- Introduction: sustaining belief through memory, land and pastoral care-- Personnel, Bishop and cathedral community-- Archival memory and record-keeping-- Land, lordship and justice-- Ecclesiastical organization and pastoral care-- Conclusion-- Bibliography-- Indexes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754609025 20160607
This book reconstructs the late Anglo-Saxon history of the church of Worcester, covering the period between Bishops Waerferth and Wulfstan II. Starting with an examination of the episcopal succession and the relations between bishops and cathedral community, the volume moves on to consider the development of the church of Worcester's landed estate, its extension and its organization. These are analysed in connection with the very significant measures taken in the eleventh century to preserve - and sometimes manipulate - the memory of past land transactions. Of paramount importance among such measures was the production of two cartularies - Liber Wigorniensis and Hemming's cartulary - respectively compiled at the beginning and at the very end of the eleventh century. Last but not least, the volume considers ecclesiastical organization and pastoral care in the diocese of Worcester, by looking at the relations between the cathedral church and the other churches in the diocese. Special attention is given to the payment of church dues and to such aspects of pastoral care as preaching, penance and visitation of the sick. Thanks to the combined analysis of these areas, the book offers a detailed picture of the main occupations (and preoccupations) of the late Anglo-Saxon church of Worcester in its interaction with society at large: from its tenants to its faithful, from the clergy in its diocese to its opponents in land disputes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754609025 20160607
Green Library
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xxvii, 708 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
  • Thurman, foreword. Siegel, foreword. Introduction: Recent Breakthroughs, Timeless Methods. Part I: Turning the Body Wheel. Deep Mindfulness and Self-Healing. Self-Analysis, Insight, and Freedom. The Lifelong Path of Contemplative Health. Part II: Turning the Speech Wheel. Clearing the Mind for Social Engagement. De-Reifying and Dismantling the Reactive Self. Altruism and the Path of Engagement. Part III: Turning the Mind Wheel. Role-Modeling Imagery and Self-Transformation. The Art and Science of Reconstructing Life. Living Altruism Through Impassioned Vision. Part IV: Turning the Bliss Wheel. Sublimation: Tapping and Channeling Flow. Inspiration: Turning Bliss to Light. Uniting Pure Inspiration with Perfect Clarity. Endnotes. Bibliography and References. Glossary of Technical Terms.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415878166 20160608
Today's greatest health challenges, the so-called diseases of civilization-depression, trauma, obesity, cancer-are now known in large part to reflect our inability to tame stress reflexes gone wild and to empower instead the peaceful, healing and sociable part of our nature that adapts us to civilized life. The same can be said of the economic challenges posed by the stress-reactive cycles of boom and bust, driven by addictive greed and compulsive panic. As current research opens up new horizons of stress-cessation, empathic intelligence, peak performance, and shared happiness, it has also encountered Asian methods of self-healing and interdependence more effective and teachable than any known in the West. Sustainable Happiness is the first book to make Asia's most rigorous and complete system of contemplative living, hidden for centuries in Tibet, accessible to help us all on our shared journey towards sustainable well-being, altruism, inspiration and happiness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415878166 20160608
Green Library
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x, 250 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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xiv, 187 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Part I: A Promising Earth 1. Sunrise in Copan Part II: Understanding the Environmental Problem 2. An Environment in Degradation 3. The Planet and Us 4. The Possessions of Odysseus Part III: Seeking an Ethic for Nature 5. Antecedents 6. The Social Answers Part IV: Finding a Religious Sense 7. Environment and Religion 8. The Human Problem 9. Ecology as If God Were Happening Part V: Environmental Solidarity: A New Paradigm 10. Relating Environmental Solidarity to Economics, Policy and Ethics 11. Fitting Environmental Solidarity Within the Catholic Faith 12. Epilogue: Sunset in Barcelona.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415524216 20160608
The past few decades have seen the beginnings of a convergence between religions and ecological movements. The environmental crisis has called the religions of the world to respond by finding their voice within the larger Earth community. At the same time, a certain religiosity has started to emerge in some areas of secular ecological thinking. Beyond mere religious utilitarianism, rooted in an understanding of the deepest connections between human beings, their worldviews, and nature itself, this book tries to show how religious believers can look at the world through the eyes of faith and find a broader paradigm to sustain sustainability, proposing a model for transposing this paradigm into practice, so as to develop long-term sustainable solutions that can be tested against reality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415524216 20160608
Green Library
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xiv, 765 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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202 p. : ill ; 26 cm.
  • Contents: Foreword, His Royal Highness El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan-- Introduction: reflections and personal journey: in search of insight-- Sustainable development revisited-- A framework for sustainable development: Islamic worldviews-- Good governance and justice (adl)-- Beauty (ihsan) and sustainable development-- Social capital in Islam (arham)-- Pollution, corruption (fasad) and climate change: Islamic perspectives-- Education for sustainable development-- Epilogue-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409429029 20160608
In Islam and Sustainable Development, Odeh Al-Jayyousi addresses the social, human and economic dimensions of sustainability from an Islamic perspective. Islam is sometimes viewed as a challenge, threat and risk to the West, but here we are reminded that the celebration of cultural diversity is a key component in Islamic values. Promoting common understanding between East and West, this American-educated, Middle Eastern-based author offers something broader and deeper than conventional Western ways of thinking about sustainability and presents new insights inspired by Islamic worldviews. Drawing on his roles as both academic researcher and senior development practitioner, Professor Al-Jayyousi applies his deep understanding of Islamic values to contemporary environmental, financial and social conflicts and crises and defines a framework for sustainability embracing local, regional and global perspectives. He also addresses how education might produce innovation, knowledge creation and development to support a new paradigm for sustainability that re-defines what constitutes good life, beyond consumerism and the production of waste.This book will interest policy makers, development and donor communities, funding agencies and banks in the Islamic World and beyond, as well as those with a professional interest in planning and in environmental and conservation issues. Scholars of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies and more broadly, those with an academic interest in cultural and religious studies, will find that this book in Gower's Transformation and Innovation Series is perhaps the most substantial work yet on sustainable development from an Islamic perspective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409429029 20160608
Green Library
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xiii, 129 p. : 1 ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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x, 62 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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ix, 271 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
Over fifty years ago, Will Herberg theorized that future immigrants to the United States would no longer identify themselves through their races or ethnicities, or through the languages and cultures of their home countries. Rather, modern immigrants would base their identities on their religions. The landscape of U.S. immigration has changed dramatically since Herberg first published his theory. Most of today's immigrants are Asian or Latino, and are thus unable to shed their racial and ethnic identities as rapidly as the Europeans about whom Herberg wrote. And rather than a flexible, labour-based economy hungry for more workers, today's immigrants find themselves in a post-industrial segmented economy that allows little in the way of class mobility. In this comprehensive anthology contributors draw on ethnography and in-depth interviews to examine the experiences of the new second generation: the children of Asian and Latino immigrants. Covering a diversity of second-generation religious communities including Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and Jews, the contributors highlight the ways in which race, ethnicity, and religion intersect for new Americans. As the new second generation of Latinos and Asian Americans comes of age, they will not only shape American race relations, but also the face of American religion.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814717363 20160608
Green Library
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xvi, 352 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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1 online resource (154 pages).
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214 p.
This text explores how it is that the traditional Jewish way of life is intelligible, deep, persuasive, and worth sustaining. It draws upon the work of Mordecai Kaplan in articulating the strategy of "religion as an anthropological necessity" and upon Abraham Herschel for the strategy "the religious life as artful experience." It links the art of the religious life with the art of depicting the religious life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773496781 20160527
Green Library

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