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Perspectives On Human Suffering

Author : Jeff Malpas
ISBN : 9789400727953
Genre : Medical
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This volume brings together a range of interdisciplinary perspectives on a topic of central importance, but which has otherwise tended to be approached from within just one or another disciplinary framework. Most of the essays contained here incorporate some degree of interdisciplinarity in their own approach, but the volume nevertheless divides into three main sections: Philosophical considerations; Humanities approaches; Legal, medical, and therapeutic contexts. The volume includes essays by philosophers, medical practitioners and researchers, historians, lawyers, literary, Classical, and Judaic scholars. The essays are united by a common concern with the question of the human character of suffering, and the demands that suffering, and the recognition of suffering, make upon us.
Category: Medical

Divine Impassibility And The Mystery Of Human Suffering

Author : James F. Keating
ISBN : 9780802863478
Genre : Religion
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"James F. Keating and Thomas Joseph White have gathered here a selection of essays that consider how God's suffering or lack thereof can relate to our redemption from and through human suffering. The contributors - Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox - tread carefully but surely over this thorny ground, defending diverse and often opposing perspectives. Divine Impassibility and the Mystery of Human Suffering is an excellent contribution to the latest stage in this difficult and important theological controversy."--BOOK JACKET.
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Wholeness And Holiness

Author : Cornelius J. van der Poel
ISBN : 158051054X
Genre : Religion
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Sends a message of understanding, support, and guidance to those who suffer and those who care for them. Father van der Poel presents an honest, forthright, and compassionate theology for ministry with a place in every hospital, parish, seminary, classroom, and home. Suffering, grief, and loss are universal human realities that shape the quality of our health care, theology, and ministry in general. Wholeness and Holiness looks at the biblical, ecclesial, institutional, and personal responses to human suffering. Aware that theology cannot answer “why” suffering exists, this book helps us see that it does not need to alienate us from God.
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C S Lewis And Human Suffering

Author : Marie A. Conn
ISBN : 9781587680441
Genre : Religion
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This book seeks to explore C. S. Lewis's understanding of the why of human suffering.
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Theoretical Perspectives On Human Rights And Literature

Author : Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg
ISBN : 9781136646386
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What can literary theory reveal about discourses and practices of human rights, and how can human rights frameworks help to make sense of literature? How have human rights concerns shaped the literary marketplace, and how can literature impact human rights concerns? Essays in this volume theorize how both literature and reading literarily can shape understanding of human rights in productive ways. Contributors to Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature provide a shared history of modern literature and rights; theorize how trauma, ethics, subjectivity, and witnessing shape representations of human rights violations and claims in literary texts across a range of genres (including poetry, the novel, graphic narrative, short story, testimonial, and religious fables); and consider a range of civil, political, social, economic, and cultural rights and their representations. The authors reflect on the imperial and colonial histories of human rights as well as the cynical mobilization of human rights discourses in the name of war, violence, and repression; at the same time, they take seriously Gayatri Spivak’s exhortation that human rights is something that we "cannot not want," exploring the central function of storytelling at the heart of all human rights claims, discourses, and policies.

Liberalism And Human Suffering

Author : A. Abbas
ISBN : 9780230113541
Genre : Social Science
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A materialist critique of the politics, poetics and economics of suffering in liberalism that argues for attention to the labour of suffering of the victim in many well-meaning but flawed politics of redress, and imagines forms of representation, solidarity and justice that better honour the history and materiality of this labour.
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Human Suffering And Quality Of Life

Author : Ronald E. Anderson
ISBN : 9789400776692
Genre : Social Science
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This briefs on human suffering adds to human understanding of suffering by contextualizing both stories and statistics on suffering, while showing that suffering adds a useful perspective to contemporary thought and research on quality of life, social well-being, and measures of societal progress. The scholarship on suffering is made more comprehensible in the book by using nine different conceptual frames that have been used for making sense of suffering. The primary focus of this work is with the last frame, the quality of life frame. Overall, this chapters show how the research on quality of life and well-being can be enhanced by embracing human suffering. ​
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A Natural History Of Rape

Author : Randy Thornhill
ISBN : 0262700832
Genre : Medical
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A biologist and an anthropologist use evolutionary biology to explain the causes and inform the prevention of rape.
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