Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History

Exploring Kant, Hegel, and Marx

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Author: Real Fillion

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776618288

Category: Philosophy

Page: 186

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Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History provides a strikingly original reading of key texts in the philosophy of history by Kant, Hegel, and Marx, as well as strong arguments for why these texts are still relevant to understanding history today. Réal Fillion offers a critical exposition of the theses of these three authors on the dynamics and the ends of history, in order to provide an answer to the question: "Where are we headed?" Grounding his answer in the twin observations that the world is becoming increasingly multicultural and increasingly unified, Fillion reasserts the task of the speculative philosophy of history as it had been understood by German philosophy: the articulation and understanding the historical process as a developmental whole. Fillion's interpretation engages many recent strands of social and political thought in order to provide a new understanding of current events, and possible futures, grounded in the understanding of the dynamics of the past and the present provided by Kant, Hegel, and Marx. The result is a rich and timely answer to the question of where our world is headed today.

To the Ends of the Earth

Pentecostalism and the Transformation of World Christianity

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Author: Allan Heaton Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911827

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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No branch of Christianity has grown more rapidly than Pentecostalism, especially in the southern hemisphere. There are over 100 million Pentecostals in Africa. In Latin America, Pentecostalism now vies with Catholicism for the soul of the continent, and some of the largest pentecostal congregations in the world are in South Korea. In To the Ends of the Earth, Allan Heaton Anderson explores the historical and theological factors behind the phenomenal growth of global Pentecostalism. Anderson argues that its spread is so dramatic because it is an "ends of the earth" movement--pentecostals believe that they are called to be witnesses for Jesus Christ to the furthest reaches of the globe. His wide-ranging account examines such topics as the Azusa Street revival in Los Angeles, the role of the first missionaries in China, India, and Africa, Pentecostalism's incredible diversity due to its deep local roots, and the central role of women in the movement. He describes more recent developments such as the creation of new independent churches, megachurches, and the "health and wealth" gospel, and he explores the increasing involvement of pentecostals in public and political affairs across the globe. Why is this movement so popular? Anderson points to such features as the emphasis on the Spirit, the "born-again" experience, incessant evangelism, healing and deliverance, cultural flexibility, a place-to-feel-at-home, religious continuity, an egalitarian community, and meeting material needs--all of which contribute to Pentecostalism's remarkable appeal. Exploring more than a century of history and ranging across most of the globe, Anderson illuminates the spectacular rise of global Pentecostalism and shows how it changed the face of Christianity worldwide.

To the Ends of the Earth

Scotland's Global Diaspora, 1750-2010

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Author: T. M. Devine

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241960649

Category: History

Page: 416

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SPECTATOR, NEW STATESMAN, SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY and THE HERALD BOOKS OF THE YEAR The Scots are one of the world's greatest nations of emigrants. For centuries, untold numbers of men, women and children have sought their fortunes in every conceivable walk of life and in every imaginable climate across the British Empire, the United States and elsewhere, from finance to industry, philosophy to politics. To the Ends of the Earth puts this extraordinary epic centre stage, taking many famous stories and removing layers of myth and sentiment to reveal the no less startling truth, paying particular attention to the exceptional Scottish role as traders, missionaries and soldiers. This major new book is also a study of the impact of this global world on Scotland itself and the degree to which the Scottish economy was for many years an imperial economy, with intimate, important links through shipping, engineering, jute and banking to the most remote of settlements. Filled with fascinating stories and with an acute awareness of the poverty and social inequality that provoked so much emigration, To the Ends of the Earth will make its readers think about the world in quite a different way.

To The Ends of The Earth

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Author: Jon Balchin

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1848586167

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Fascinated by what lies beyond the boundaries of human experience, men and women have throughout history been irresistibly drawn to venture into the unknown. Lavishly illustrated, To the Ends of the Earth charts the astonishing feats of history's most intrepid explorers. From the early voyages of the Ancient Greek mariner Colaeus, who first d...

Contemporary Literature and the End of the Novel

Creature, Affect, Form

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Author: P. Vermeulen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137414537

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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This book explores the paradoxical productivity of the idea of the end of the novel in contemporary fiction. It shows how this idea allows some of our most significant twenty-first century writers to re-imagine the ethics and politics of literature and to figure intractable forms of life and affect.

To the Ends of the Earth

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Author: David Yallop

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472116550

Category: True Crime

Page: 160

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ON Friday 27th June 1975 a young Venezuelan burst from a Paris apartment straight into the world's headlines. He left for dead four men. He had previously blithely lobbed a grenade into a crowded cafe, attempted to assassinate the president of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain, seized the French Embassy in Holland and launched two rocket attacks on planes at Orly airport. His crimes were apparently endless. He went on the kidnap the OPEC ministers in Vienna. He is known to the world as Carlos. The press dubbed him the Jackal. Security forces consider him The World's Most Wanted Man. Favid Yallop tracked Carlos down to a small village in the Bekaa Valley outside war-torn Beirut. Through two long nights he listened to part of Carlos's story. Then, under tragic circumstances, the trail went dead. For the next seven years, Yallop tried t rediscover Carlos the Jackal, but what began as a manhunt became a journey into a frightening world of terrorism, espionage and Middle Eastern politics. Drawing on the investigative skills that made In God's Name an international bestseller, written with clarity, passion and humanity, To the Ends of the Earth is a monumental and riveting book, a pursuit of truth that is destined to become a classic.

The Ends of the Earth: Fourteen Stories

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Author: Lucius Shepard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 057509169X

Category: Fiction

Page: 484

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Lucius Shepard's short fiction ranges far and wide over the field of SF and fantasy, and is crammed with show-stopper ideas and an intense originality. The Ends of the Earth is a testimonial to a genius of the genre, and a major American writer. Winner of the 1992 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection. Contents: The Ends of the Earth (1989) Delta Sly Honey (1987) Bound for Glory (1989) The Exercise of Faith (1987) Nomans Land (1988) Life of Buddha (1988) Shades (1987) Aymara (1986) A Wooden Tiger (1988) The Black Clay Boy (1987) Fire Zone Emerald (1985) On the Border (1987) The Scalehunter's Beautiful Daughter (1988) Surrender (1989)

The End of Philosophy of Religion

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Author: Nick Trakakis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847065341

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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An expert examination of the analytic-continental divide in the writing and study of philosophy of religion.

The Ends of History

Victorians and "The Woman Question"

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Author: Christina Crosby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415623049

Category: History

Page: 198

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Why were the Victorians so passionate about "History"? How did this passion relate to another Victorian obsession – the "woman question"? In a brilliant and provocative study, Christina Crosby investigates the links between the Victorians’ fascination with "history" and with the nature of "women." Discussing both key novels and non-literary texts – Daniel Derondaand Hegel’s Philosophy of History; Henry Esmondand Macaulay’s History of England; Little Dorrit, Wilkie Collins’ The Frozen Deep, and Mayhew’s survey of "labour and the poor"; Villette, Patrick Fairburn’s The Typology of Scriptureand Ruskin’s Modern Painters – she argues that the construction of middle-class Victorian "man" as the universal subject of history entailed the identification of "women" as those who are before, beyond, above, or below history. Crosby’s analysis raises a crucial question for today’s feminists – how can one read historically without replicating the problem of nineteenth century "history"? The book was first published in 1991.