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Slavish Shore

Author: Jeffrey L. Amestoy
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674495322
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In 1834 Harvard dropout Richard Henry Dana Jr. became a common seaman, and soon his Two Years Before the Mast became a classic. Literary acclaim did not erase the young lawyer’s memory of floggings he witnessed aboard ship or undermine his vow to combat injustice. Jeffrey Amestoy tells the story of Dana’s determination to keep that vow.

California Dreaming

Author: Ronald A. Wells
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532602383
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California matters, both as a place and as an idea. What famed historian Kevin Starr has called “the California Dream” is a vital part of American self-understanding. Just as America was meant to be a place of renewal, even redemption, for Europe, so too California was intended as a place of renewal for America. Therefore, California—place and idea—provides a fertile ground for scholars to think deeply about what it means to articulate “the promise of American life.” This book follows in the train of George Marsden’s classic The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship—believing that people of faith have a contribution to make to scholarship—and of Jay Green’s more recent book, Christian Historiography: Five Rival Views—believing that scholars of faith should engage in moral inquiry. In this book, eight authors inquire into the moral questions that emerge from studying California.

The War Before The War

Author: Andrew Delbanco
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525560300
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The devastating story of how fugitive slaves drove the nation to Civil War For decades after its founding, America was really two nations--one slave, one free. There were many reasons why this composite nation ultimately broke apart, but the fact that enslaved black people repeatedly risked their lives to flee their masters in the South in search of freedom in the North proved that the "united" states was actually a lie. Fugitive slaves exposed the contradiction between the myth that slavery was a benign institution and the reality that a nation based on the principle of human equality was in fact a prison-house in which millions of Americans had no rights at all. By awakening northerners to the true nature of slavery, and by enraging southerners who demanded the return of their human "property," fugitive slaves forced the nation to confront the truth about itself. By 1850, with America on the verge of collapse, Congress reached what it hoped was a solution-- the notorious Compromise of 1850, which required that fugitive slaves be returned to their masters. Like so many political compromises before and since, it was a deal by which white Americans tried to advance their interests at the expense of black Americans. Yet the Fugitive Slave Act, intended to preserve the Union, in fact set the nation on the path to civil war. It divided not only the American nation, but also the hearts and minds of Americans who struggled with the timeless problem of when to submit to an unjust law and when to resist. The fugitive slave story illuminates what brought us to war with ourselves and the terrible legacies of slavery that are with us still.

Drifter

Author: Nicholas Petrie
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ISBN: 9783518466797
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Schl Sselqualifikation Interkulturelle Kompetenz An Hochschulen

Author: Gundula-Gwenn Hiller
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531920197
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Wenn man den Titel dieses Handbuchs liest, möchte man aufatmen: „Endlich geht hier mal was voran! Das hat ja auch lange auf sich warten lassen!“ Tatsächlich setzt sich seit 20 Jahren in unserer Gesellschaft immer stärker die Erkenntnis durch, dass „Interkulturelle Kompetenz“ eine zentrale Schlüsselquali- kation in nahezu all den Tätigkeitsfeldern darstellt, in denen Führungsaufgaben zu übernehmen sind. Das betrifft natürlich vorrangig die Wirtschaft und die expo- orientierten Unternehmen, die ihr Personal nicht ohne ein Mindestmaß an int- kultureller Kompetenz in den Auslandseinsatz schicken wollen. Ebenso wichtig sind die beruflichen und außerberuflichen Tätigkeitsfelder in Deutschland, in denen es mehr oder weniger um ein produktives und zufriedenstellendes Zusammenleben von Menschen unterschiedlicher kultureller Herkunft geht. Wenn also die Erken- nis so weit verbreitet ist, dass interkulturelle Kompetenz für Fach- und Führun- kräfte so wichtig ist, und die Hochschulen die Aufgabe haben, die nachwachsende Generation auf die Bewältigung der mit der Internationalisierung und Globalis- rung einhergehenden Anforderungen vorzubereiten, dann müsste doch das Thema in der Hochschulausbildung eine führende Rolle spielen. Genau das ist aber nicht der Fall. So gibt es für eine Fülle von auf alle möglichen Zielgruppen speziell zugeschn- tenen Trainings zur interkulturellen Sensibilisierung und zum Aufbau interkultureller Kompetenz, aber bis heute gibt es kein interkulturelles Training für Wissenschaftler, die internationale Projekte durchführen oder in eben solche eingebunden sind. Womöglich liegt das daran, dass nach gängiger Meinung Wissenschaft schon immer international betrieben wurde und dass kulturelle Determinanten in diesem Ha- lungsfeld zu vernachlässigende Größen sind.

Small Group Ministry

Author: Christian Mogler
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640495594
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Research Paper from the year 2009 in the subject Theology - Miscellaneous, grade: B, Prairie Bible Institute, course: Church Planting & Development, language: English, abstract: Generally speaking the influence of small groups within churches is increasing significantly. While some congregations do not see a high value in small groups and are consequently very slow to start and engage in small group ministry, others are so convinced of them that they claim that "small groups are the pillar of church growth. " Since there are such a variety of opinions about the usefulness and purpose of small groups, one may ask what exactly is a small group? What role does it play in the bigger picture of building the church? What is the biblical foundation for it? Do we need small groups? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a small group? Why do people oppose small groups? This research paper will on one hand answer these and other questions, and on the other hand demonstrate how small groups are an importance place for ministry, community and discipleship.