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Ethics Of Conviction And Civic Responsibility

Author : Yuichi Moroi
ISBN : 0761840796
Genre : History
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Despite a long history and tradition in the United States, conscientious objectors to war have always been in the minority. Only a handful of objectors dissented against World War I and II, and their voices were never influential in respect to the state's war policy or public opinion. This book examines the challenges posed by conscientious objectors during World Wars by focusing on two main themes: ethic of conviction and ethic of civic responsibility. In this groundbreaking study, author Yuichi Moroi asks: How did conscientious objectors express their conviction in the case of the state's imperative for war? On what basis could conscientious objectors define their civic responsibility and act upon it? Ethics of Conviction and Civic Responsibility asserts that despite the tension between the individual and society as experienced by conscientious objectors, there is a connection between them that holds a unique combination of conviction and civic responsibility.
Category: History

Conflict Of Conviction

Author : William C. Kashatus
ISBN : 0819178837
Genre : Religion
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Addresses the popular misconception that all Quakers, historically, have been absolutely against war and participation in civil government during a time of war. By examining the personal, theological and moral dilemmas and sacrifices of individual Friends and Quaker groups who, complied with the Revolutionary War effort, this book provides a new understanding of the diversity as well as complexity of the Quaker involvement in the American Revolution. Contents: Thomas Paine & the Ideology of the American Revolution; The Fighting Quaker-Nathanael Greene's Conflict of Conviction; Quakerism, Patriotism & Transformation in the Valley Forge Community, 1684-1778; and The Lamb's War Ethic of the Free Quakers.
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The Performance Of Conviction

Author : Kenneth John Emerson Graham
ISBN : 0801428718
Genre : History
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Belief or skepticism, obedience or resistance to authority, theatricality or stoic self-possession - Kenneth J. E. Graham explores these alternatives in the culture of early modern England. Focusing on plainness - a stylistic feature of much Renaissance writing - he surveys texts including Wyatt's anti-courtly verse, the Puritan Admonition to Parliament, Ascham's Scholemaster, Greville's non-dramatic writings, and works of Shakespearean tragedy, revenge tragedy, and verse satire. Graham shows how plainness functions not only as a literary style, but also as a mode of political and religious rhetoric that reflects powerful historical currents. Plainness is a result of the claim to possess the plain truth - a self-evident, absolute truth. In the absence of rhetorical criteria for truth, however, plainness registers a conviction that is plain to those who share it but opaque to those who don't. The plain truth can denote either the truth proclaimed and enforced by a public authority, whether liberal or conservative, or the truth of private conviction, which may oppose public authority. According to Graham, the pervasiveness of plainness in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries is evidence of a failure of consensus, as authorities made conflicting, irresolvable claims to certainty. The rhetoric of plainness, he asserts, reveals a profound opposition between the attitude of persuasion, a moderately skeptical, pragmatic, and inclusive outlook characteristic of Erasmian humanism, and a stance of conviction, an absolutist, essentialist, and exclusive attitude more typical of Neostoicism and political and moral conservatism.
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Conviction Without Compromise

Author : Norman Geisler
ISBN : 9780736922203
Genre : Religion
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From the earliest days of the church, Christians have struggled with questions related to unity and the handling of doctrinal differences. In this book you'll find clear guidance from Scripture about the doctrines on which it's essential for Christians to agree, and the doctrines on which believers can graciously agree to disagree. This landmark resource will equip you to take an uncompromising stand on the essentials of the faith while promoting love and unity among true believers. Book jacket.
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Wrongful Conviction

Author : C. Ronald Huff
ISBN : 9781592136469
Genre : Law
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Imperfections in the criminal justice system have long intrigued the general public and worried scholars and legal practitioners. In Wrongful Conviction, criminologists C. Ronald Huff and Martin Killias present an important collection of essays that analyzes cases of injustice across an array of legal systems, with contributors from North America, Europe and Israel. This collection includes a number of well-developed public-policy recommendations intended to reduce the instances of courts punishing innocents. It also offers suggestions for compensating more fairly those who are wrongfully convicted.
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Conscience And Conviction

Author : Kimberley Brownlee
ISBN : 9780191645921
Genre : Law
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The book shows that civil disobedience is generally more defensible than private conscientious objection. Part I explores the morality of conviction and conscience. Each of these concepts informs a distinct argument for civil disobedience. The conviction argument begins with the communicative principle of conscientiousness (CPC). According to the CPC, having a conscientious moral conviction means not just acting consistently with our beliefs and judging ourselves and others by a common moral standard. It also means not seeking to evade the consequences of our beliefs and being willing to communicate them to others. The conviction argument shows that, as a constrained, communicative practice, civil disobedience has a better claim than private objection does to the protections that liberal societies give to conscientious dissent. This view reverses the standard liberal picture which sees private 'conscientious' objection as a modest act of personal belief and civil disobedience as a strategic, undemocratic act whose costs are only sometimes worth bearing. The conscience argument is narrower and shows that genuinely morally responsive civil disobedience honours the best of our moral responsibilities and is protected by a duty-based moral right of conscience. Part II translates the conviction argument and conscience argument into two legal defences. The first is a demands-of-conviction defence. The second is a necessity defence. Both of these defences apply more readily to civil disobedience than to private disobedience. Part II also examines lawful punishment, showing that, even when punishment is justifiable, civil disobedients have a moral right not to be punished. Oxford Legal Philosophy publishes the best new work in philosophically-oriented legal theory. It commissions and solicits monographs in all branches of the subject, including works on philosophical issues in all areas of public and private law, and in the national, transnational, and international realms; studies of the nature of law, legal institutions, and legal reasoning; treatments of problems in political morality as they bear on law; and explorations in the nature and development of legal philosophy itself. The series represents diverse traditions of thought but always with an emphasis on rigour and originality. It sets the standard in contemporary jurisprudence.
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Author : Richard North Patterson
ISBN : 9780330515887
Genre : Fiction
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When the body of eleven-year-old Thuy Sen is found in San Francisco Bay, the police swiftly charge Rennell and Payton Price with her grisly murder. A twelve-person jury, helped along by an incompetent lawyer for the defense, are quick to find the brothers guilty – and to sentence them both to die for their cimes. Twelve years later, Payton is days from his execution, and overworked pro bono lawyer Teresa Peralta Paget, her husband Chris, and stepson Carlo, a recent Harvard law graduate, become convinced not only that Rennell didn’t receive a fair trial, but that he’s innocent. Racing against the clock and against insurmountable legal obstacles, Teresa, Chris, and Carlo desperately try and stop the execution of an innocent man. 'Patterson has the rare gift of enthralling as he informs' Mark Lawson, Guardian
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Author : Rafael Johnson
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A short story of a dystopian world where jails have become obsolete due to the failure of rehabilitation of criminals. The government's new plans for them, however, are very much more successful.

Born Of Conviction

Author : Joseph T. Reiff
ISBN : 9780190246839
Genre : Religion
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Winner of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters' Nonfiction Award The dominant narrative of the role of white citizens and the white church in Mississippi's civil rights era focuses on their intense resistance to change. The "Born of Conviction" statement, signed by twenty-eight white Methodist pastors and published in the Mississippi Methodist Advocate on January 2, 1963, offered an alternative witness to the segregationist party line. Calling for freedom of the pulpit and reminding readers of the Methodist Discipline's claim that the teachings of Jesus permit "no discrimination because of race, color, or creed," the pastors sought to speak to and for a mostly silent yet significant minority of Mississippians, and to lead white Methodists to join the conversation on the need for racial justice. The document additionally expressed support for public schools and opposition to any attempt to close them, and affirmed the signers' opposition to Communism. Though a few individuals, both laity and clergy, voiced public affirmation of "Born of Conviction," the overwhelming reaction was negative-by mid-1964, eighteen of the signers had left Mississippi, evidence of the challenges faced by whites who offered even mild dissent to massive resistance in the Deep South. Dominant narratives, however, rarely tell the whole story. The statement caused a significant crack in the public unanimity of Mississippi white resistance. Signers and their public supporters also received private messages of gratitude for their stand, and eight of the signers would remain in the Methodist ministry in Mississippi until retirement. Born of Conviction tells the story of "the Twenty-Eight" illuminating the impact on the larger culture of this attempt by white clergy to support race relations change. The book explores the theological and ethical understandings of the signers through an account of their experiences before, during, and after the statement's publication. It also offers a detailed portrait of both public and private expressions of the theology and ethics of white Mississippi Methodists in general, as revealed by their responses to the "Born of Conviction" controversy.
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Wrongful Conviction And Criminal Justice Reform

Author : Marvin Zalman
ISBN : 9781135077440
Genre : Social Science
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Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is an important addition to the literature and teaching on innocence reform. This book delves into wrongful convictions studies but expands upon them by offering potential reforms that would alleviate the problem of wrongful convictions in the criminal justice system. Written to be accessible to students, Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is a main text for wrongful convictions courses or a secondary text for more general courses in criminal justice, political science, and law school innocence clinics.
Category: Social Science

Fundamental Rights And Legal Consequences Of Criminal Conviction

Author : Sonja Meijer
ISBN : 9781509920990
Genre : Law
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The legal position of convicted offenders is complex, as are the social consequences that can result from a criminal conviction. After they have served their sentences, custodial or not, convicted offenders often continue to be subject to numerous restrictions, in many cases indefinitely, due to their criminal conviction. In short, criminal convictions can have adverse legal consequences that may affect convicted offenders in several aspects of their lives. In turn, these legal consequences can have broader social consequences. Legal consequences are often not formally part of the criminal law, but are regulated by different areas of law, such as administrative law, constitutional law, labour law, civil law, and immigration law. For this reason, they are often obscured from judges as well as from defendants and their legal representatives in the courtroom. The breadth, severity and longevity and often hidden nature of these restrictions raises the question of whether offenders' fundamental rights are sufficiently protected. This book explores the nature and extent of the legal consequences of criminal convictions in Europe, Australia and the USA. It addresses the following questions: What legal consequences can a criminal conviction have? How do these consequences affect convicted offenders? And how can and should these consequences be limited by law?
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The Conviction To Lead

Author : Albert Mohler
ISBN : 9781441260567
Genre : Religion
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Leadership Principles from a Renowned Agent of Change Cultures and organizations do not change without strong leadership. While many leadership books focus on management or administration, the central focus of The Conviction to Lead is on changing minds. Dr. Mohler was the driving force behind the transformation of Southern Seminary from a liberal institution of waning influence to a thriving evangelical seminary at the heart of the Southern Baptist Convention. Since then he has been one of the most prominent voices in evangelicalism, fighting for Christian principles and challenging secular culture. Using his own experiences and examples from history, Dr. Mohler demonstrates that real leadership is a transferring of conviction to others, affecting their actions, motivations, intuition, and commitment. This practical guide walks the reader through what a leader needs to know, do, and be in order to affect change.
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Circle Of Conviction

Author : B. Scott Gallie
ISBN : 9781585009862
Genre : Social Science
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"Our approach to helping children depends on our values. It also depends on our understanding of how kids develop and how they have become who they are today. When we understand why kids behave aggressively and defiantly, we are in a position to help them .Consider that every negative behavior has a positive side .show faith in your child .Allow them to see that you believe they can succeed." --- from Disruptive Kids: A Guide for Parents Tired of trying to control an aggressive, defiant, and out-of-control kid, most parents find themselves giving up or giving in. In Disruptive Kids: A Guide for Parents, Thor M. Johansen, a Clinical Psychologist, empowers parents by arming them with up-to-date information, expert advice, and the encouragement needed to care for and manage a disruptive child. This book focuses on kids with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. But the strategies and advice offered by Dr. Johansen are useful for any out-of-control child. This book features: · Advice on how and when to seek quality professional help · Step-by-step ways to manage disruptive children ·
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Author : Benjamin Clarke (author of The British gazetteer.)
ISBN : OXFORD:600055315
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John Bunyan And The Language Of Conviction

Author : Beth Lynch
ISBN : 1843840170
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Bunyan's works re-evaluated, and considered in their Restoration and non-conformist context.
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Conviction Sincerity

Author : Ellen E. Larson
ISBN : 0781451027
Genre : Religion
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Leading With Conviction

Author : Shalom Saada Saar
ISBN : 9781118459102
Genre : Business & Economics
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Practical advice and tools to help leaders at all levels elevatetheir skills What can truly set an organization apart? There is only oneasset that offers guaranteed differentiation: leadership.Leadership is a deliberate act that requires effort but yieldsenormous payback. According to the renowned professor Shalom Saarand co-author Michael J. Hargrove, both internationally recognizedleadership development consultants, executive coaches and speakers,leadership can be learned and improved through the nine criticalcompetencies explored in this book. Filled with sage advice andengaging examples, as well as multiple mini-assessments, this bookpresents a programmatic approach to engage and grow leaders atevery level and in any type of organization. Outlines the nine core competencies that define exceptionalleadership Uses a proven approach to enhance leadership skills that can beapplied to any organizational setting Offers a wide array of practical tools for aspiring andexperienced leaders Written by Shalom Saar and Michael Hargrove, the cofounders ofthe Center for Leadership Development, (Saar is also a leadingprofessor at MIT and previously Harvard, as well as other topschools globally) Leading with Conviction offers a wealth of advice to helpleaders establish a compelling vision, motivate their workforce,manage change and conflict, and create benchmarks that lead tosustainable success.
Category: Business & Economics

Passionate Conviction

Author : Paul Copan
ISBN : 9780805445381
Genre : Religion
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Popular Christian apologists, from Emir Caner to N.T. Wright, present their dynamic defenses of faith in Passionate Conviction.
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Strong Conviction

Author : Trevor Scott
ISBN : 9781930486355
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Trent Strong plans to retires from the hectic pace of working as an investigative journalist in Chicago. But when he buys a small town newspaper, he gets pulled into a murder investigation at the local paper mill.
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