Western conceptions of objectivity and individuality have resulted in a readier appreciation of the worth of the animals and nature than has been recognized. This provocative book takes issue with the popular view that the Western cultural tradition, in contrast to Eastern and Aboriginal traditions, has encouraged attitudes of domination and exploitation towards nature, particularly animals. Preece argues that the Western tradition has much to commend it, and that descriptions of Aboriginal and Oriental orientations have often been misleadingly rosy, simplified and codified according to current fashionable concepts. Animals and Nature is the result of six years' intensive study into comparative religion, literature, philosophy, anthropology, mythology and animal welfare science.
Mysticism has a place in all the major world religions. This book begins with the assertion that Christian Mysticism, in its most essential state, is the mystery of Christ's union with God. Certain major theologians including Albert Ritschl and Karl Barth have stood in opposition to the concept of mysticism and have even suggested that it is opposite to the heart of the Gospel and indeed the whole Bible. Yet Bouyer here makes a strong argument for understanding Mysticism as central to the Christian faith. This analysis of mysticism is contrasted with its place in pagan religions and its role throughout Christian history. In so doing, Bouyer reveals the significance of mysticism for understanding the meaning of life.
There has been a surge of interest in methods of analysing data that typically arise from surveys of various kinds of experiments in which the number of people, animals, places or objects occupying various categories are counted. In this textbook, first published in 1984, Dr Fingleton describes some techniques centred on the log-linear model from the perspective of the social, behavioural and environmental scientist.
From nine to five it's strictly business… Emily Lawson has always put her much-loved grandmother before her job, and as a result she's been in heaps of trouble at work! It's crucial that she keeps her new job, but she just can't seem to stop arguing with Barden Cunningham, her infuriatingly attractive boss. But after hours, is romance on the agenda? Then things go from bad to worse! One evening whilst delivering an urgent report to Barden at home, Emily crashes her car and finds herself having to stay the night! Sharing an office with Barden is one thing, but it's quite another to share her boss's bedroom….
This reference book can be read at different levels, making it a powerful source of information. It presents most of the aspects of control that can help anyone to have a synthetic view of control theory and possible applications, especially concerning process engineering.
Today's rapid, deep, and pervasive changes in North American culture present myriad challenges for faith communities now and in the years ahead. Oswald explores the use of rituals as spiritually healing practices for the home, congregation, and broader community. He teaches congregational leaders how individuals and groups can use familiar new rituals to name, evaluate, live out, celebrate, and grow through change.
Deciding on a career can be difficult, especially if you'sre at the beginning of your professional life. Fortunately, career coach Mary Ann Bailey is here to show you the way. By exploring four main areas--self-assessment, exploration, evaluation and decision-making, and implementation--this book will help you find the best career match for your skills, talents, and personality style.