Integrating Cultural and Neuroscience Perspectives
Author: Rom Harre,Fathali M Moghaddam
Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here As the 21st Century opened, the discipline of psychology seemed to be separating into two radically distinct domains. Qualitative and Cultural Psychology focused on the discursive means for the management of meaning in a world of norms, while Neuropsychology and Neuroscience focused on the investigation of brain processes. These two domains can be reconciled in a hybrid science that brings them together into a synthesis more powerful than anything psychologists have achieved before. For the first time, there is the possibility of a general psychology in which the biological and the cultural aspects of human life coalesce into a unitas multiplex, unity in diversity. This textbook ambitiously aims to and succeeds in providing this unity. Fathali M. Moghaddam and Rom Harré have designed a textbook brought together with additional voices that speak to the similarities and differences of these two seemingly distinctive domains. This bridge-building will encourage a new generation of undergraduate students studying psychology to more fully appreciate the real potential for the study of human behaviour, and as such it will represent a more provocative alternative to standard general psychology textbooks. It also support teaching in a host of courses, namely 2nd and 3rd courses on the conceptual and philosophical nature of psychology, social psychology, critical psychology and cognitive science. Selectively, it will also represent a very interesting and different choice for foundation level students too. Social Science Bites - Listen to Rom Harre on 'What is Social Science?
"Nonviolence for the Third Millennium provides insight into the past, present, and future of nonviolent theory and practice. It begins with a "family portrait" of Mohandas K. Gandhi, and includes a never-before-published journal of an American peacemaker's visit to Gandhi's ashram and the correspondence between Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy. These personal reactions lead to an exploration of the legacy of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. for the theory and practice of nonviolence. It is clearly-written and appropriate for undergraduates and senior high school students."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This work is a series of sermons produced by Emeritus Professor Hans Mol, and based on Biblical texts, the Commentaries of John Calvin on these texts, and on Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion. Mol is Australia's pre-eminent scholar in the sociology of religion, particularly in Australia. His 1971 volume, Religion in Australia, was the first attempt at statistical analysis of religion in Australia, which was also internationally significant. Parallel to Mol's interest in the sociology of religion has been his interest in Calvin. Indeed the theological basis of his life has been as a Calvinist. Here in this volume he brings both of these interests together. His sermons, preached over the years in Canberra, seek to apply the teachings of Calvin to a world-view in which the scientific study of religion, and indeed the wider study of sociology, are of central significance. In these sermons, he succeeds considerably in this. The volume is a substantial contribution to scholarship, in that the combination of these two factors has only rarely been attempted. Thus, the volume has originality and will have enduring value. It is especially appropriate that it should be published at this time, in preparation for the 500th Anniversary of Calvin's birth (1509-2009).
Author: Paul S. Chung,Veli Matti Karkkainen,Kim Kyoung-Jae
Pubpsher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In this volume, an attempt is undertaken to highlight the genesis, progress, and transformation of Asian contextual theology of minjung, introducing its historical point of departure, its development, and its transformation in light of younger Korean and Korean American scholars' endeavors. In this regard, the new Asian contextual theology, which is emerging, strives to integrate both minjung and the wisdom of World Religions into its own framework and direction, assuming the character of a public theology and remaining humble and open before God's mystery while featuring its association with minjung in a holistic way.
This work deals with issues surrounding the manifestation of the Spirit in prayer from theological and practical points of view. The treatment is orthodox, yet it is charismatic in tone and practical in presentation. It is a culmination of thirty years of study and experience received from conducting seminars spanning denominational lines. It has broad appeal to charismatic, Pentecostal, and parachurch groups, yet it has reached into evangelical, mainline, Catholic Pentecostal, and ecumenical groups because of its reasoned theological and biblical content.
This is Holy Text. The words carry the key to heaven, nirvana, and enlightenment in this life without the need to die. Experience your connection to the almighty cosmos and what you have always been: love, light, happiness, joy, bliss, all-knowing intelligence, everywhere present for all time, perfection, peach and gentleness, infinite energy, abundance, without judgment, and timelessness. What a wonderful way to live a life! This is the gift of the third millennium - an all-encompassing spirituality. "This spiritual guide offers an integral and relevant response to the deepest questions asked b seekers of all time: Who are we? With practices that are both personal and cosmic, Roger Lanphear unfolds a sacred pathway for awakening to the mystery of love. His Ten Directives are essential ways to experience oneself as an evolutionary mystic in the 21st century." - Barbara Marx Hubbard
What is Catholicism? And where is the Catholic Church headed in the third millennium? These two questions provide the structure for Thomas Rausch's Catholicism in the Third Millennium. Here Rausch combines a faithful presentation of the tradition with a critical theological reflection and interpretation of where the Church is today and where it might be moving. Catholicism in the Third Millennium offers an appreciation of the forces and movements that have shaped, and continue to influence, the ongoing change and development of Roman Catholicism. Chief among these is the influence of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) in reshaping Catholicism. This revised edition includes updated text from Rausch's Catholicism at the Dawn of the Third Millennium particularly the final chapter on The Unfinished Agenda" of Vatican II. Each chapter concludes with focus questions developed by Catherine E. Clifford of St. Paul's University, Ottawa. This experience of guided reading provides readers with a broad survey of Roman Catholic faith and practice in its contemporary context. For readers who wish to compare particular passages of this volume with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, an outline is provided in an appendix, with references to the appropriate sections of the Catechism. A second appendix offers a glossary of terms used in the book, while a third appendix lists a number of basic works for further investigation of Catholic faith and life. Chapters are *The Church and the Council, - *Faith and the Believing Community, - *A Visible Church, - *a living Tradition, - *Sacraments and Christian Initiation, - *Christian Life and Discipleship, - *Sin, Forgiveness, and Healing, - *Sexual Morality and Social Justice, - *Prayer and Spirituality, - *The Fullness of Christian Hope, - and *The Unfinished Agenda. - Includes Appendix I: Outlook of Book, with References to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Appendix II: Glossary of Terms, and Appendix III: Basic Reference Works on Catholicism. An Index of Names, and an Index of Subjects are also included. Thomas P. Rausch, SJ, PhD, is professor of theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is the author of Catholicism at the Dawn of the Third Millennium, Reconciling Faith and Reason, and editor of the bestselling The College Student's Introduction to Theology published by Liturgical Press. Catherine E. Clifford, PhD, is a professor of theology at St. Paul's University in Ottawa, Ontario. "
This book by Father Carlos Miguel Buela (IVE) is directed towards those young people who are the main protagonists and builders of the third millennium. Living in the 21st century is considered both a great gift and a difficult challenge. In these pages, Father Buela writes why being a youth in the third millennium is such an adventure. Amidst the uncertainties and difficulties plaguing young minds, Father Buela encourages youth—equipped with the truths and pillars of the Catholic faith—to live great ideals and experience the beauty and joy of God in the present world. In the midst of turbulent seas, a Captain cries: Duc in Altum! Go into deep waters! Few know what this phrase really means. Those who have been able to understand it know what the secret to true, authentic happiness is: eternity.