Minding Evil

Explorations of Human Iniquity


Author: Margaret Sönser Breen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042016787

Category: Philosophy

Page: 281

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Minding Evil: Explorations of Human Iniquity brings together fifteen essays, versions of which were presented at the Fifth International Conference on Evil and Wickedness, held in Prague in 2004. The volume examines evil and wickedness from a variety of disciplines, including criminology, cultural studies, gender studies, law, literature, peace studies, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. In so doingMinding Evil keeps in play the doubled meaning of its title: on the one hand, to tend to evil, that is, to oversee, cultivate, and deploy it; on the other hand, to be bothered by evil and so, in learning to identify or recognise it, to try to understand its workings and thus contain or control it and, perhaps, repair or undo it. While the essays taken together work to show the difficulty and at times the travesty of not being able to distinguish between the two meanings, it is this second meaning that remains key. What are the individual and collective responsibilities entailed in minding - being troubled by - evil? This is the central question of this volume.

Rechtfertigung in der neuzeitlichen Lebenswelt

theologische Erkundungen


Author: Michael Beintker

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161470073

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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In der Reformation wurde der Rechtfertigungsartikel als die alles entscheidende Leitperspektive von Glaube, Kirche und Theologie betrachtet. Heute werden an dieser Stelle erhebliche Verstehensschwierigkeiten vermutet. Michael Beintker widerspricht der verbreiteten Ratlosigkeit gegenüber einer situationstransparenten Auslegung der Rechtfertigungsbotschaft. Er zeigt anhand ausgewählter Themenfelder, daß es in der Lebenswelt der Menschen keinen Bereich gibt, der rechtfertigungstheologisch uninteressant ist. Er untersucht unter anderem die Beziehungen zwischen der Rechtfertigungsbotschaft und der neuzeitlichen Wahrnehmung von Schuld, dem Freiheitsverständnis, dem Streben nach Selbstverwirklichung und Sinn und der Frage nach Gerechtigkeit. Außerdem fragt er nach den Konsequenzen für Zeugnis und Dienst der Kirche.

Futures Past

On the Semantics of Historical Time


Author: Reinhart Koselleck

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502044

Category: History

Page: 348

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Modernity in the late eighteenth century transformed all domains of European life -intellectual, industrial, and social. Not least affected was the experience of time itself: ever-accelerating change left people with briefer intervals of time in which to gather new experiences and adapt. In this provocative and erudite book Reinhart Koselleck, a distinguished philosopher of history, explores the concept of historical time by posing the question: what kind of experience is opened up by the emergence of modernity? Relying on an extraordinary array of witnesses and texts from politicians, philosophers, theologians, and poets to Renaissance paintings and the dreams of German citizens during the Third Reich, Koselleck shows that, with the advent of modernity, the past and the future became 'relocated' in relation to each other.The promises of modernity -freedom, progress, infinite human improvement -produced a world accelerating toward an unknown and unknowable future within which awaited the possibility of achieving utopian fulfillment. History, Koselleck asserts, emerged in this crucial moment as a new temporality providing distinctly new ways of assimilating experience. In the present context of globalization and its resulting crises, the modern world once again faces a crisis in aligning the experience of past and present. To realize that each present was once an imagined future may help us once again place ourselves within a temporality organized by human thought and humane ends as much as by the contingencies of uncontrolled events.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice

Skills, Strategies, and Techniques


Author: John Sommers-Flanagan,Rita Sommers-Flanagan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118289048

Category: Psychology

Page: 592

View: 5248

A comprehensive, in-depth exploration of the origins, contemporary developments, and applications to practice related to each major counseling theory Fully revised and updated, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, Second Edition is complete with useful learning aids, instructions for ongoing assessment, and valuable case studies—all designed to facilitate comprehension and lead to effective, ethical practice. The Second Edition features: New chapters on Family Systems Theory and Therapy as well as Gestalt Theory and Therapy Extended case examples in each of the twelve Theory chapters A treatment planning section that illustrates how specific theories can be used in problem formulation, specific interventions, and potential outcomes assessment Deeper and more continuous examination of gender and cultural issues An evidence-based status section in each Theory chapter focusing on what we know from the scientific research with the goal of developing critical thinking skills A new section on "Outcome Measures" that provides ideas on how client outcomes can be tracked using practice-based evidence Showcasing the latest research, theory, and evidence-based practice, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, Second Edition is an engaging and illuminating text. "John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan have done it again! In the revised Second Edition of their popular book, they have masterfully organized and written a compelling text that will appeal to students and faculty alike. The Second Edition is thoroughly pragmatic with careful attention to research and evidence-based literature. Much to the delight of readers, extensive case analyses that illustrate major theoretical concepts abound." —Sherry Cormier, PhD, Professor Emerita, West Virginia University, coauthor of Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers "John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan have written an exceptionally practical text for students wishing to learn usable counseling principles. Their excellent scholarship is balanced by a superb treatment of counseling theory that includes a review of the strengths, limitations, and means for implementing the systems represented." —Robert Wubbolding, EdD, Professor Emeritus, Xavier University; Director, Center for Reality Therapy; author of Reality Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy Series) "This introductory text is written with extraordinary care and attention to detail. Not only is it one of the best resources I know of for in-depth coverage of classical therapeutic theory, it is also one of the best at illuminating cutting-edge developments, both in theory and application. Readers will greatly benefit from the clarity, comprehensiveness, and personal perceptiveness of this engaging introductory guide." —Kirk J. Schneider, PhD, Faculty, Saybrook University; Vice President, Existential-Humanistic Institute; coauthor of Existential-Humanistic Therapy and editor of Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy

Sein, Erkennen, Handeln

interkulturelle, ontologische und ethische Perspektiven : Festschrift für Heinrich Beck zum 65. Geburtstag


Author: Erwin Schadel,Uwe Voigt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethics

Page: 854

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Heinrich Beck ist als o. Professor Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Philosophie I der Universität Bamberg und hat Professuren an sechs weiteren Universitäten in Europa sowie (Latein-)Amerika inne. Seine zahlreichen akademischen Tätigkeiten, die er weltweit entfaltet, unterstreichen die interkulturelle Ausrichtung seines Philosophierens. Dessen zentrales Anliegen, das sich u.a. in einem gleichnamigen Forschungsprojekt niedergeschlagen hat, lautet: «Kreativer Friede durch Begegnung der Weltkulturen». Diese Perspektive entfaltet sich von einem Grundverständnis der Wirklichkeit als triadische Bewegung her. Die von Schülern, Mitarbeitern und Freunden des Jubilars zu dieser Festschrift geleisteten Beiträge spiegeln die Spannweite und die Fruchtbarkeit seines wissenschaftlichen Ansatzes wider, der sich in verschiedenen Erfahrungsbereichen der Natur und Kultur konkretisiert: Drei Themenbereiche - 'Interkultureller Horizont', 'Analogie und Ontotriadik' sowie 'Ethische und ideengeschichtliche Perspektiven' - vereinen Stimmen aus verschiedenen Kulturen und Denktraditionen zu einem Gespräch, als dessen Ziel die wechselseitige Ergänzung bei der Suche nach dem Sinn von Sein aufscheint.