• A Benjamin Monad of Guy Debord & W.D. Howells’s The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885) ; or, Individual & Collective Life & Status as Spectacle

      Roraback, Erik Sherman (Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2022-03-25)
      The present piece actualizes Walter Benjamin’s theory of the monad where the past and the present create concentrates of history beyond any kind of artistic intentionality ; in so doing, Guy Debord’s radical-left theories about ‘The Society of the Spectacle’ will in this article be mapped on to William Dean Howell’s midstyle 1885 novel work, The Rise of Silas Lapham, to cross-illuminate both Debord and Howells ; Niklas Luhmann’s social systems theory will also play a role in the present critical apparatus.
    • A Biblical theology of ministry to refugees for Baptist Churches in South Africa

      Stemmett, David John (University of Fort HareFaculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, 2008)
      The issue of refugees in South Africa has come under the spotlight recently, particularly in the light of the xenophobic violence that swept the country in 2008. As a Baptist pastor, working in a congregation which has a vital ministry towards refugees, the writer became aware that only a handful of Baptist congregations in the Western Cape had a similar concern for refugees and asylum seekers. These observations raised the question of ministry to refugees on the part of Baptist churches in SA. As Baptist churches adhere to the principle of the supremacy of Scripture, the motivation for churches to minister to refugees should to be based upon biblical theology. This dissertation seeks to provide such a biblical theology of ministry to refugees that can in turn provide a basis from which local congregation can develop such ministry. To provide the context of refugees in SA, this study begins by outlining the phenomenon of refugees in the context of SA, as well as the conditions experienced by refugees. This dissertation further seeks to delineate a number of Baptist principles that relate to the issue of Baptist churches and ministry to refugees. It also seeks to look at the role that various Baptist agencies such as the Baptist Union of Southern Africa (BUSA) and the Western Province Baptist Association have to play in ministry to refugees. The study then goes on to discuss biblical material from both the Old and New The issue of refugees in South Africa has come under the spotlight recently, particularly in the light of the xenophobic violence that swept the country in 2008. As a Baptist pastor, working in a congregation which has a vital ministry towards refugees, the writer became aware that only a handful of Baptist congregations in the Western Cape had a similar concern for refugees and asylum seekers. These observations raised the question of ministry to refugees on the part of Baptist churches in SA. As Baptist churches adhere to the principle of the supremacy of Scripture, the motivation for churches to minister to refugees should to be based upon biblical theology. This dissertation seeks to provide such a biblical theology of ministry to refugees that can in turn provide a basis from which local congregation can develop such ministry. To provide the context of refugees in SA, this study begins by outlining the phenomenon of refugees in the context of SA, as well as the conditions experienced by refugees. This dissertation further seeks to delineate a number of Baptist principles that relate to the issue of Baptist churches and ministry to refugees. It also seeks to look at the role that various Baptist agencies such as the Baptist Union of Southern Africa (BUSA) and the Western Province Baptist Association have to play in ministry to refugees. The study then goes on to discuss biblical material from both the Old and New Testaments pertaining to refugees. The dissertation then seeks to develop a theology of ministry to refugees based upon the biblical material that can be used to motivate local Baptist congregations to minister to refugees. In the final section the theology of ministry to refugees is used to evaluate current models of ministry directed towards refugees.
    • A Brief Genealogy of Public Theology, Or Doing Theology when it seems nobody is listening …

      Mannion, Gerard; U0057814; JFA; CORA; JLA (2009)
      This paper seeks to introduce the background to public theology, offering some reflections upon its origins, history, methodologies, as well as the recent state of public theology as a sub-discipline in its own right. After a brief discussion of the scope and definitions of public theology, the paper will offer a genealogical account of the origins and development of what is today termed ‘public theology’, throughout key periods of the history of the church. A discussion of the emergence of the sense of public theology as a sub-discipline in its own right in the later stages of the twentieth century will follow. Then, the paper will offer a tentative ‘typology’ of recent forms of public theology, before offering some suggestive conclusions concerning the most fruitful direction in which theological contributions to the wider public arena might progress.
    • A Brief Sketch of the Possibility of a Hegelian Cosmopolitanism

      Rose, David Edward (Routledge, 2016-01-02)
      The following paper investigates the possibility of an account of cosmopolitan thought inspired by Hegel's treatment of Kant's ethical theory and his associated social concept of recognition. Cosmopolitanism requires the agent to recognize themself as a global agent participating in a shared community, but conventional political strategies do not possess the resources to satisfy this demand for self-understanding. Such a self-understanding is enabled by the objective freedom of a common shared humanity grounded in rational self-determination. The paper shows that it is possible to extrapolate Hegel's outline of the state in the Philosophy of Right (perhaps contrary to Hegel's own intuitions) to describe a global community coherent with such a subject.
    • A call to action

      Internet Archive; Patel, Mansukh; MacCuish, Savitri; Wells, Andrew (Bangor, North Wales : Life Foundation Publications, 1993-01-01)
      "A dynamic analysis of Gandhi's Seven laws of society"--Cover
    • A call to arms at the end of history: a discourse-historical analysis of George W. Bush's declaration of war on terror

      T. A. Van Dijk; Graham, Phil; Keenan, Thomas; Dowd, Anne- Maree (Sage Publications, 2004-01-01)
      In this article we take a discourse-historical approach to illustrate the significance of George W Bush's (2001) declaration of a 'war on terror'. We present four exemplary 'call to arms' speeches by Pope Urban 11 (1095), Queen Elizabeth I (1588), Adolf Hitler (1938) and George W Bush (2001) to exemplify the structure, function, and historical significance of such texts in western societies over the last millennium. We identify four generic features that have endured in such texts throughout this period: (i) an appeal to a legitimate power source that is external to the orator, and which is presented as inherently good; (ii) an appeal to the historical importance of the culture in which the discourse is situated; (iii) the construction of a thoroughly evil Other; and (iv) an appeal for unification behind the legitimating external power source. We argue further that such texts typically appear in historical contexts characterized by deep crises in political legitimacy.
    • A call to arms at the end of history: a discourse-historical analysis of George W. Bush's declaration of war on terror

      T. A. Van Dijk; Graham, Phil; Keenan, Thomas; Dowd, Anne- Maree (Sage Publications, 2004-01-01)
      In this article we take a discourse-historical approach to illustrate the significance of George W Bush's (2001) declaration of a 'war on terror'. We present four exemplary 'call to arms' speeches by Pope Urban 11 (1095), Queen Elizabeth I (1588), Adolf Hitler (1938) and George W Bush (2001) to exemplify the structure, function, and historical significance of such texts in western societies over the last millennium. We identify four generic features that have endured in such texts throughout this period: (i) an appeal to a legitimate power source that is external to the orator, and which is presented as inherently good; (ii) an appeal to the historical importance of the culture in which the discourse is situated; (iii) the construction of a thoroughly evil Other; and (iv) an appeal for unification behind the legitimating external power source. We argue further that such texts typically appear in historical contexts characterized by deep crises in political legitimacy.
    • A case for relational leadership and an ethics of care for counteracting bullying at schools

      Smit, Brigitte; Scherman, Vanessa (Education Association of South Africa, 2016-12-09)
      This paper attends to a theoretical exposition of relational leadership and ethics care as complementary approaches to educational leadership in counteracting bullying at schools. Schools constitute complex systems of activities, processes and dynamics. More specifically, a social system in schools is a web of interactions between the various groups within the school, serving a number of purposes, with the intention of facilitating the flow of information, reflecting a process of socialisation, and the transfer of moral values. Such moral values underpin the value of social justice for all stakeholders in the education system. The moral standing of a school principal is key to creating such an educational landscape, where leaders care for their teachers and learners. Caring leadership is in its very essence relational, where an ethic of care observes the principle of fairness and social justice.Keywords: bullying; conducive learning environments; ethics of care; relational leadership; social justice; social systems
    • A Christian Lawyer's Mandate to Provide Pro Bono Publico Service

      Escalera, Nitza Milagros (FLASH: The Fordham Law Archive of Scholarship and History, 1998-01-01)
    • A Citizen Lawyer's Moral, Religious, and Professional Responsibility for the Administration of Justice for the Poor

      Dantuono, Mary Ann (FLASH: The Fordham Law Archive of Scholarship and History, 1998-01-01)
    • A city parish grows and changes.

      Abbott, Martina, Sister, 1909- (Washington, Catholic University of America Press, [1953])
      Mode of access: Internet.
    • A clergy-man of the Church of England his vindication of himself for reading His Majesties late declaration. [electronic resource] : With allowance.

      Elys, Edmund,ca. 1634-ca. 1707. (London : Printed, and publish'd by Randal Taylor, near Stationers-Hall.,, 1688)
      Signed at end: Edmund Ellis, Rector of East-Alling in Devon.
    • A Commentary on Ambedkar’s Posthumously Published “Philosophy of Hinduism”

      Rajesh Sampath (Brandeis University Library, 2020-02-01)
      This paper offers a critical commentary of Ambedkar's posthumously published "The Philosophy of Hinduism," which was discovered shortly after his death.  Given previous, considerable contributions in the fields of law, economics, political and social theory, the work appears to be the beginnings of what remains an incomplete treatise on a new area of investigation for Ambedkar.  In this work, Ambedkar tackles the murky and opaque sub-field of philosophy, namely the philosophy of religion.  This paper unpacks some of Ambedkar's key insights on the nature of the philosophy of religion to test what elements - considered from a philosophical point view - constitute a religion.  Furthermore, given the historical paradigmatic shifts in the nature of religion from antiquity to modernity, Ambedkar identifies two conceptual revolutions from which he will introduce two criteria - utility and justice - to evaluate the nature of Hinduism as a religion.  Given his life-long quest to understand Hinduism and caste, ultimately, Ambedkar's goal to overcome what he says is the systemic and structural inequality of caste in the Indian social order leads him to certain negative conclusions: namely whether Hinduism can be characterized as a religion if in fact modern religions must have a foundation in some intrinsic dimension of social justice.  This paper constitutes Part I of a longer commentary.  The aspiration is that a longer Part II will ultimately extend Ambedkar's philosophical investigation into new domains for which he did not have the opportunity to explore.
    • A community of character : toward a constructive Christian social ethic

      Princeton Theological Seminary Library; Hauerwas, Stanley, 1940- (Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, 1981-01-01)
      x, 298 pages ; 24 cm
    • A Companion to ethics

      Internet Archive; Singer, Peter, 1946- (Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell Reference, 1993-01-01)
      Includes bibliographical references and index
    • A Comparative Study of the Social Welfare Provided by Three Christian Churches in Accra, Ghana

      Lidzén, Linda (Högskolan i Gävle, Institutionen för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap, 2008)
      The family is the first and oldest provider of social welfare in the West African country of Ghana. However, colonisation and urbanisation has changed that role and today additional providers of social welfare can be found; the government, religious organisations (churches etc), non-religious organisations and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs). This study will confirm the claim that the church takes on a role as a surrogate family and that it steps in where the government is not present, doing social work which is intended for the government. The study will also investigate what kind of social work the churches carry out (including what they put their focus on, which is dependent on their finance and location) and how these different projects are financed. The study was conducted during a six week period in Accra, capital of Ghana. Representatives from three Christian congregations (Presbyterian Church of Ghana in Kaneshie, Global Evangelical Church in Kotobabi and International Central Gospel Church in Teshie) were interviewed, as was Dr. Ayidiya at the Department of Social Work, University of Ghana, in order to get background information on the present social welfare system in Ghana.
    • A Cooperação da Sociedade Civil Portuguesa na Área da Solidariedade Social

      Centro de Estudos Africanos do Instituto de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa (CEA-ISCTE); Ministério de Solidariedade e Segurança Social; Schiefer, Ulrich; Morais, Ana Mafalda; Reis Batista, António Manuel; Rodrigues, Cristina; Maia e Carmo, João; Afonso, Manuela; Gandra, Maria Leonor; Ribeiro, Mário (MISCLisbon, 2010-04-13)
    • A critical analysis of contemporary developments in Christology in Africa

      Stellenbosch University. Faculty of . Dept. of .; De Jongh, Charles (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-08-27)
      Thesis (M.A.) -- University of Stellenbosch, 1996.
    • A critical analysis of major themes in the Liberation Theology of Latin America

      Gumban, Johnny V.; Acosta, Rodolfo P.; Krautwurst, Gerhard K.; Diel, Domingo J. Jr.; Mosher, Steve; Herradura, Elma S.; Ruiz, Macario B.; Montaño, Humberto T.; School of Graduate Studies; Chum, Awi (2021-07-26)
      Abstract only