Gift of the Other, The

Levinas and the Politics of Reproduction

Author: Lisa Guenther

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791481360

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 200

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A philosophical exploration of birth, maternity, and reproduction. Winner of the 2007 Symposium Book Award presented by Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy
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The Gift of the Other

Levinas, Derrida, and a Theology of Hospitality

Author: Andrew Shepherd

Publisher: James Clarke & Co

ISBN: 0227902947

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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We live in an age of global capitalism and terror. In a climate of consumption and fear the unknown Other is regarded as a threat to our safety, a client to assist, or a competitor to be overcome in the struggle for scarce resources. And yet, the Christian Scriptures explicitly summon us to welcome strangers, to care for the widow and the orphan, and to build relationships with those distant from us. But how, in this world of hostility and commodification, do we practice hospitality? In The Gift of the Other, Andrew Shepherd engages deeply with the influential thought of French thinkers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, and argues that a true vision of hospitality is ultimately found not in postmodern philosophies but in the Christian narrative. The book offers a compelling Trinitarian account of the God of hospitality—a God of communion who “makes room” for otherness, who overcomes the hostility of the world though Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, and who through the work of the Spirit is forming a new community: the Church—a people of welcome.
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THE GIFT OF THE MAGI & THE OTHER TALES FROM NEW YORK

The Skylight Room, The Voice of The City, The Cop and the Anthem, A Retrieved Information, The Last Leaf, The Ransom of Red Chief, The Trimmed Lamp…

Author: O. Henry

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027201616

Category: Fiction

Page: 89

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: The Voice Of The City The Making Of A New Yorker A Retrieved Reformation The Cop And The Anthem The Duplicity Of Hargraves The Gift Of The Magi The Last Leaf The Ransom Of Red Chief The Skylight Room The Trimmed Lamp The Whirligig Of Life A Harlem Tragedy Biography of O. Henry The Gift of the Magi is a story about a young couple who are short of money but desperately want to buy each other Christmas gifts. The Cop and the Anthem is about a New York City hobo named Soapy, who sets out to get arrested so that he can be a guest of the city jail instead of sleeping out in the cold winter. A Retrieved Reformation tells the tale of safecracker Jimmy Valentine, recently freed from prison. The Duplicity of Hargraves is a short story about a nearly destitute father and daughter's trip to Washington, D.C. The Ransom of Red Chief is a short story, it follows two men who kidnap and attempt to ransom a wealthy Alabaman's son; eventually, the men are driven to distraction by the boy's spoiled and hyperactive behavior, and end up having to pay the boy's father to take him back. William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer. O. Henry's short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and surprise endings.
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The Gift of the Magi

Author: O. Henry

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465516689

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 10

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The Gift of Stories

Practical and Spiritual Applications of Autobiography, Life Stories, and Personal Mythmaking

Author: Robert Atkinson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897894302

Category: Psychology

Page: 150

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Shows how telling our own stories can dramatically change our lives.
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Wut ist ein Geschenk

Das Vermächtnis meines Großvaters Mahatma Gandhi

Author: Arun Gandhi

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189610

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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10 Wege zu Frieden und Gewaltlosigkeit Arun Gandhi ist der Enkel Mahatma Gandhis. Als 12-Jähriger erlebte er den bedeutenden und einflussreichen Friedensaktivisten aus nächster Nähe. Zwei Jahre lang lebte er gemeinsam mit ihm im Ashram Sevagram in Zentralindien. Während dieser Zeit lehrte sein Großvater ihn die zehn wichtigsten Lektionen des Lebens, ein Vermächtnis, das Arun in diesem Buch mit uns teilt. So enthält jedes Kapitel eine zeitlose Lektion Mahatma Gandhis. Allmählich lernt Arun die Welt in der Obhut seines geliebten Großvaters neu zu sehen. Und gemeinsam mit ihm durchdringt auch der Leser Fragen zum Umgang mit Wut, zur Identität, zu Depression, Verschwendung, Einsamkeit, Freundschaft und Familie. Mahatma Gandhi hat mit seiner Lehre die Welt verändert. Seine Idee des Widerstands durch Ungehorsam und Gewaltlosigkeit haben Tausende, darunter Martin Luther King und Nelson Mandela, inspiriert. Sein Vermächtnis an seinen Enkelsohn kann uns allen Orientierung geben in diesen schwierigen Zeiten.
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Politics of the Gift

Author: Gerald Moore

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688277

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Gerald Moore shows how the problematic of the gift drives and illuminates the last century of French philosophy. By tracing the creation of the gift as a concept, from its origins in philosophy and the social sciences, right up to the present, Moore shows
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O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi

Author: Peter Ekstrom,O. Henry

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573681325

Category: Musical revues, comedies, etc

Page: 33

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"The Gift of the Magi" is a short story, about a young married couple and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. As a sentimental story with a moral lesson about gift-giving, it has been a popular one for adaptation, especially for presentation during the Christmas season.
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The Dhammapada

The Gift of Truth Excels All Other Gifts

Author: Narada Thera,Cassius A. Pereira

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781494008888

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Page: 116

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This is a new release of the original 1940 edition.
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19 Gifts of the Spirit

Author: Leslie B. Flynn

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781408776

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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CHARISMATIC? YOU CERTAINLY ARE...IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN AT ALL. But perhaps not in the way the term is frequently used today. Charismata is a Greek word meaning "gifts of grace." It refers to the gifts or special abilities given to Christians by the Holy Spirit--all the gifts, not just speaking in tongues or miracles or healing. • What are the 19 gifts? • Are they all for today? • What is their purpose? • How can we discover and put to use our own gifts? All of these questions, plus a careful examination of gifts revealed in the Bible, are included in this in-depth study, first published in 1974. If you want to know what the Bible says about spiritual gifts, this book is for you. Dr. Leslie Flynn is the former pastor of Grace Conservative Baptist Church in Nanuet, New York, where he served for 40 years. He has written more than 30 books, among them this classic and The Twelve.
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The Gift of Death

Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226143064

Category: Philosophy

Page: 115

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In The Gift of Death, Jacques Derrida's most sustained consideration of religion to date, he continues to explore questions introduced in Given Time about the limits of the rational and responsible that one reaches in granting or accepting death, whether by sacrifice, murder, execution, or suicide. Derrida analyzes Patocka's Heretical Essays on the History of Philosophy and develops and compares his ideas to the works of Heidegger, Levinas, and Kierkegaard. A major work, The Gift of Death resonates with much of Derrida's earlier writing and will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, philosophy, and literary criticism, along with scholars of ethics and religion. "The Gift of Death is Derrida's long-awaited deconstruction of the foundations of the project of a philosophical ethics, and it will long be regarded as one of the most significant of his many writings."—Choice "An important contribution to the critical study of ethics that commends itself to philosophers, social scientists, scholars of relgion . . . [and those] made curious by the controversy that so often attends Derrida."—Booklist "Derrida stares death in the face in this dense but rewarding inquiry. . . . Provocative."—Publishers Weekly
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A Gift of Meaning

Author: Bill Tammeus

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826263407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

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Because of the peculiar momentary nature of journalism, not every column can stand the test of time. But many--even those about events nearly gone from the public consciousness--contain lasting truths. A Gift of Meaning is a collection of those lasting truths from Bill Tammeus, a columnist for the Kansas City Star. Each piece reveals Tammeus's attempt to wrestle eternal meaning from the events and experiences that sweep us along day by day. I stopped by a homeless shelter the other day to see someone I know. As I waited, I felt rather conspicuous in my suit and tie. In fact, the friendly man at the information desk asked me if I was a pastor. I chuckled. But as I sat in the lobby waiting to see the man I came to check on, I was struck again by what may be the most difficult of all human tasks: empathy. That is, the challenge of really putting ourselves in the shoes of others. In the end, A Gift of Meaning is not just a presentation of found meaning, but also a call to readers to stop and think for themselves. This book is an invitation to breathe deeply and seek out the meaning of what the world heaves at us each day. It is an offering of insights that will provide fresh ways of comprehending things readers thought they already understood.
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Die Gaben der Unvollkommenheit

Lass los was du glaubst, sein zu müssen, und umarme was du bist. Leben aus vollem Herzen.

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag

ISBN: 3899016831

Category: Self-Help

Page: 180

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Brené Brown, erfolgreiche Powerfrau, erlebt einen Zusammenbruch, den sie ihr "spirituelles Erwachen" nennt. Sie geht auf Spurensuche in Sachen Perfektionismus: Was treibt uns an, immer besser und effektiver werden zu wollen? Warum schämen wir uns so, wenn wir trotz größter Anstrengungen den an uns gestellten Anforderungen nie gerecht werden? Browns überraschende Erkenntnis: Perfektion entfremdet! Es ist unsere Unvollkommenheit, die uns mit uns selbst und anderen verbindet und das Leben vollkommen macht.
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The Gifts of the Spirit

Understanding and Receiving God's Supernatural Power in Your Life

Author: Derek Prince

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 160374200X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The Powerful Gifts Available to You Everybeliever has been given at least one supernatural gift of the Holy Spirit. Do you know which you have and how to operate in it? Internationally renowned Bible teacher Derek Prince explains that any believer who is not manifesting gifts of the Spirit is living far below the level of God’s provision for his life. Prince reveals how to: Minister to others through the gifts Discern the counterfeit Witness through spiritual gifts Stir up the gift within you One of our greatest necessities in the church today is to demonstrate through the power of the Spirit that Jesus is alive and that His gospel is true. The world needs to see the manifestation of the presence of God. Believers need the ministry of the body of Christ through spiritual gifts. The Gifts of the Spirit reveals how we can fulfill both of these needs—practically and powerfully.
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The Gift of Anger

Seven Steps to Uncover the Meaning of Anger and Gain Awareness, True Strength, and Peace

Author: Marcia Cannon

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608822768

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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It's Time to Listen to Your Anger Anger is a natural response to feelings of hurt, betrayal, and embarrassment, and a reliable outlet when we feel just plain stressed out. Yet many of us see anger as a negative, potentially dangerous emotion that should be suppressed. But the truth is, anger is a gift—a natural, internal signal that unfailingly identifies an opportunity for healing and growth. The Gift of Anger shows you how to recognize this signal, discover the deeper meaning behind your anger, and change the relationships and situations in your life that frustrate you. In seven simple and effective steps, this book guides you past any level of anger, from mild irritation to rage, and toward a balanced approach to using anger for greater understanding and well-being. By learning to see anger as a gift, you'll be able to: •Regain emotional balance after becoming angry •Identify and name the unmet needs at the root of your anger •Create an action plan for ensuring your needs are met •Understand and forgive others and have compassion for yourself
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The Gift of the Face

Portraiture and Time in Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian

Author: Shamoon Zamir

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469611767

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian is the most ambitious photographic and ethnographic record of Native American cultures ever produced. Published between 1907 and 1930 as a series of twenty volumes and portfolios, the work contains more than two thousand photographs intended to document the traditional culture of every Native American tribe west of the Mississippi. Many critics have claimed that Curtis's images present Native peoples as a "vanishing race," hiding both their engagement with modernity and the history of colonial violence. But in this major reappraisal of Curtis's work, Shamoon Zamir argues instead that Curtis's photography engages meaningfully with the crisis of culture and selfhood brought on by the dramatic transformations of Native societies. This crisis is captured profoundly, and with remarkable empathy, in Curtis's images of the human face. Zamir also contends that we can fully understand this achievement only if we think of Curtis's Native subjects as coauthors of his project. This radical reassessment is presented as a series of close readings that explore the relationship of aesthetics and ethics in photography. Zamir's richly illustrated study resituates Curtis's work in Native American studies and in the histories of photography and visual anthropology.
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