Based on fifteen years of experience treating survivors of family violence, James Leehan provides this excellent resource to aid all individuals trying to overcome the effects of abusive behavior--behavior that is often supported by ...
Author: James Leehan
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Based on fifteen years of experience treating survivors of family violence, James Leehan provides this excellent resource to aid all individuals trying to overcome the effects of abusive behavior--behavior that is often supported by religion and generates spiritual conflicts for survivors. He helps survivors identify their feelings and behaviors and examines Jewish and Christian religious resources that can promote healing and spiritual growth. Leehan also reviews the spiritual dimension of the pain that survivors of family violence confront daily and the special skills they developed to survive in a hostile environment.
Defiant hope My heart is moved by all I cannot save : so much has been destroyed . I have to cast my lot with those who , age after age , perversely , with no extraordinary power reconstitute the world . Adrienne Rich18 Between one and ...
Author: Peter Millar
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
This is a book of comfort and encouragement for all those facing difficulty or distress, based on the author's own story of the sudden death of his wife. Full of inspiring quotations and stories of hope and courage from all over the world, the text includes letters and poetry from friends and strangers alike - all pointing to the mystery of God's transforming presence. After his wife collapsed and died in a matter of minutes, the author's life was turned upside down as he tried to make sense of his devastating loss. Drawing on the very practical faith he had shared with his wife, he reflected on the world's greater sorrows: the many deaths from AIDS in Africa; the terrorist attacks in America; and the asylum-seeking children trying to fit into Glasgow life. In these stories, the light of Christ shines through human courage and kindness, pointing the way through sorrow to healing and peace. Peter Millar is a minister of the Church of Scotland and was formerly Warden at Iona Abbey. He is the author of best-selling "Iona Prayer Book," "Iona Pilgrim Guide" and "Waymarks."
This commitment to hope , without ever bypassing or romanticizing the struggle of resistance movements , what I call a politics of defiant hope , is characteristic of the work of these two choreographers . This is also the spiritual ...
Author: Ananya Chatterjea
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Category: Performing Arts
First major study of two important contemporary female dancers. Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Chandralekha are major choreographers of the 20th century whose work will leave the dance field with a legacy as important and strong as that of Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey. Zollar is Artistic Director of the world-renowned company, The Urban Bush Women (based in New York City), and Chandralekha is an Indian choreographer (based in Madras) who has performed internationally and is known for her radical mixing of postmodern and traditional dance forms. In this nuanced and in-depth study, dance scholar Ananya Chatterjea shows how each of these choreographers has positioned herself through performance in terms of gender, race, and nationality. Reading each dancer's major works in order to assess their unique contributions to the development of global culture, Butting Out does important theoretical work to identify common threads in the history of cultural production and the aesthetic philosophies of the artists. Chatterjea draws on theory from an array of complementary fields, including women's studies, African-American studies, and postcolonial studies. The book is beautifully enhanced by 42 black and white photographs.
Defiant Hope and Radical Courage Before outlining the key themes and structure of the book, it is important to be clear about the ways in which I am using the words 'hope' and 'courage.' The language of hope has always attracted ...
Author: John Wiseman
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Political Science
As the risks of the climate crisis continue to grow, so too do the challenges of facing a harsh climate future with honesty and courage; justice and compassion; meaning and purpose. Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis explores diverse sources of learning and wisdom –from climate scientists and activists; philosophers and social theorists; Indigenous cultures and ways of life; faith based and spiritual traditions; artists and writers –which can help us live courageous, compassionate and creative lives in a world of rapidly accelerating climatic and ecological risk. Accelerating the transition to a just and resilient zero-carbon society will require visionary leadership and courageous collective action. Awareness that rapid action might still be insufficient to prevent severe and irreversible social and ecological damage is however a source of deep concern for many people passionately committed to decisive climate action. Drawing on broad experience as a climate activist, researcher and policy maker John Wiseman provides a wide ranging, accessible and provocative guided tour of ideas which can inspire and sustain radical hope and defiant courage in the long emergency which now lies before us.
Unless their hope is a defiant hope. The kind that raises a flag over the rubble and says, “I'm going to keep fighting for this love—wounds and all!” Because defiant hope is “a fist in the face of surrender.
Author: Ron Hutchcraft
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Losing means grieving. Grieving means choices. Choices mean hurt or healing. You’ve lost someone you love. Or you’re on the brink of losing your marriage. Your dreams. Your health. Or perhaps the trauma of your past pursues you into the present. Your life’s going to change. Which way it goes won’t be decided by your loss, but by the choices you make. At the crossroads of grief, one road will lead to hope and healing. The other, to more hurt. Hope When Your Heart Is Breaking is an honest look at both roads, and how your greatest loss can lead to your greatest gain. Author Ron Hutchcraft writes from the deep well of his own devastating loss and grief, and points you to the practical steps that lead to peace and wholeness. This book is a pathway to hope—a roadmap through the pain of grief and loss. Discover new strength through a new closeness to others and to God. And make the decisions that lead to comfort, growth, and life.
The oedipal model does not cover the more primitive reach for life manifest in defiant hope. In fact, the use that the child hopes to make of the object “provokes total environmental reactions, as if seeking an ever-widening frame, ...
Author: David Morgan
Publisher: ISD LLC
Traumatic events happen in every age, yet there is a particularly cataclysmic feeling to our own epoch that is so attractive to some and so terrifying to others. The terrible events of September 11th 2001 still resonate and the repercussions continue to this day: the desperation of immigrants fleeing terror, the uncertainty of Brexit, Donald Trump in the White House, the rise of the alt-right and hard left, increasing fundamentalism, and terror groups intent on causing destruction to the Western way of life. If that were not enough, we also have to grapple with the enormity of climate change and the charge that if we do not act now, it will be too late. Is it any wonder many are left overwhelmed by the events they see on the news? Galvanised by the events outside of his consulting room, in 2015, David Morgan began The Political Mind seminars at the British Psychoanalytical Society and their successful run continues today. A series of superlative seminars, mostly presented by colleagues from the British Society plus a few select external experts, that examine a dazzling array of relevant topics to provide a psychoanalytic understanding of just what is going on in our world. This book is the first in The Political Mind series to bring these seminars to a wider audience. The Unconscious in Political and Social Life contains compelling contributions from Christopher Bollas, Michael Rustin, Jonathan Sklar, David Bell, Philip Stokoe, Roger Kennedy, David Morgan, M. Fakhry Davids, Ruth McCall, R. D. Hinshelwood, Renee Danziger, Josh Cohen, Sally Weintrobe, and Margot Waddell. They investigate so many vital issues affecting us today: the evolution of democracy, right-wing populism, prejudice, the rise of the far right, attitudes to refugees and migrants, neoliberalism, fundamentalism, terrorism, the Palestine-Israel situation, political change, feminism, austerity in the UK, financial globalisation, and climate change. This book needs to be read by all who are concerned by the state of the world today. Psychoanalysis and psychoanalysts with their awareness of what motivates human beings bring clarity and fresh insight to these matters. A deeper understanding of humanity awaits the reader of The Unconscious in Political and Social Life.
He also shows how Chaplain ( MAJ ) David E. Tews compassionate spiritual direction can bring healWI Army NG ing . Scripture passages which address family violence are examined and guided medications Defiant Hope — Spirituality for ...
Walter Brueggemann, Hope Within History (Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1987), 84. 14. James Leehan, Defiant Hope: Spirituality for Survivors of Family Abuse (Westminster: John Knox Press, 1993), 21. 15. Rebecca Chopp, The Praxis of ...
It's a defiant hope, a ferocious hope, sometimes a desperate hope, and maybe a redemptive hope, a hope that as plants and animals change their very lifeways in a brutal race against climate change, humans also can change their lifeways, ...
Author: Kathleen Dean Moore
Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise – a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earth's fullness of life. Philosopher and nature essayist Kathleen Dean Moore takes on the essential questions: Why is it wrong to wreck the world? What is our obligation to the future? What is the transformative power of moral resolve? How can clear thinking stand against the lies and illogic that batter the chances for positive change? What are useful answers to the recurring questions of a storm–threatened time – What can anyone do? Is there any hope? And always this: What stories and ideas will lift people who deeply care, inspiring them to move forward with clarity and moral courage?
Defiant Hope I want to set the tone and begin to explore the contours of hope with an example that is from war, but is not about its combatants. The example draws from the documentary movie Defiant Requiem, about the Nazi camp of ...
Author: Saba Bazargan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Just War theory - as it was developed by the Catholic theologians of medieval Europe and the jurists of the Renaissance - is a framework for the moral and legal evaluation of armed conflicts. To this day, Just War theory informs the judgments of ethicists, government officials, international lawyers, religious scholars, news coverage, and perhaps most importantly, the public as a whole. The influence of Just War theory is as vast as it is subtle - we have been socialized into evaluating wars largely according to the principles of this medieval theory, which, according to the eminent philosopher David Rodin, is "one of the few basic fixtures of medieval philosophy to remain substantially unchallenged in the modern world". Some of the most basic assumptions of Just War Theory have been dismantled in a barrage of criticism and analysis in the first dozen years of the 21st century. "The Ethics of War" continues and pushes past this trend. This anthology is an authoritative treatment of the ethics and law of war by both the eminent scholars who first challenged the orthodoxy of Just War theory, as well as by new thinkers. The twelve original essays span both foundational and topical issues in the ethics of war, including an investigation of: whether there is a "greater-good" obligation that parallels the canonical lesser-evil justification in war; the conditions under which citizens can wage war against their own government; whether there is a limit to the number of combatants on the unjust side who can be permissibly killed; whether the justice of the cause for which combatants fight affects the moral permissibility of fighting; whether duress ever justifies killing in war; the role that collective liability plays in the ethics of war; whether targeted killing is morally and legally permissible; the morality of legal prohibitions on the use of indiscriminate weapons; the justification for the legal distinction between directly and indirectly harming civilians; whether human rights of unjust combatants are more prohibitive than have been thought; the moral repair of combatants suffering from PTSD; and the moral categories and criteria needed to understand the proper justification for ending war.
gambles on good luck, as if hope were mere expectation. ... Such cheap hope wears thin quickly and collapses into despair, especially in a time when the hard questions face us most starkly. ... Hope can be defiant.
Author: Leonard Bowman
A conflict of hope is causing tensions in Church and society. Hope Against Hope describes two common forms of hope. Apocalyptic hope stresses conflict and looks forward to Doomsday. Cosmic hope stresses reconciliation and looks forward to universal harmony. Reflecting on this conflict, Hope Against Hope draws on the Bible and on everyday wisdom to highlight the strengths and deficiencies of both common forms of hope. Then it leads toward a good hope that balances the good in both and goes beyond them to their root. This way focuses on the great surprise of the New Testaement, the resurrection. Then it finds the power of the resurrection at work, surprisingly, in the simplest human relationships. From that simple insight comes a promising direction for the future and a clear moral compass.
“The fall of hope ... the end of a nation's defiant hope and its plans to come back stronger without God.” “But the Statue of Liberty,” he said, “is not just a symbol of hope—it's a symbol of America itself.
Author: Jonathan Cahn
Publisher: Charisma Media
NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Best-Selling Book From the author that brought you 6 New York Times best-selling books including The Harbinger, The Book of Mysteries, and The Oracle Is America heading to judgment? What lies ahead? Discover what no book has ever revealed . . . until now! Are the unprecedented crises of our times, the signs and warnings of coming judgment? Does an ancient mystery hold the secret to the events of our times, and the future of America and the world? Is this mystery even behind the shakings that have now overtaken the world and America? How much time do we have left? In 2012, Jonathan Cahn caused a worldwide sensation with the release of his first book and massive bestseller The Harbinger. It was hailed as ''stunning,'' ''prophetic'' ''mind-blowing,'' and ''astonishing.'' Cahn followed it with bestseller after bestseller but he has always held off on writing a sequel. But now, for the first time, Cahn opens up what could not be unlocked before - the mysteries that couldn''t be revealed until the present time, the manifestations that have taken place since The Harbinger came out and up to the present hour, and the mysteries of what is yet to come. Ever since The Harbinger was released, people have been asking... Is an ancient mystery determining America''s future? Have the harbingers of judgment continued to manifest on American soil? Is America closer now than ever before to judgment and what lies ahead for America and the world? The Harbinger ended by speaking of what was yet to come. That which was written is now coming true. After years of holding back, because he believed it wasn''t yet the time, Jonathan Cahn has now written the sequel. The Harbinger II is being hailed as "a prophetic masterpiece" even more powerful and stunning than the first book and will take the mystery to new dimensions and disclose what could not be revealed in The Harbinger or until now. The Harbinger II will open up the mysteries of the Gate, the Watchmen, the Mystery Ship, the Word in the Ruins, the Book of Days, the Image, the Judgment Tree, the Children of the Ruins, the Convergence, the Handwriting on the Wall, and much more. It will ultimately reveal the mystery of what is yet to come, including the Shakings, the Plague, the Western Terrace, the Island, the Day of the Watchman, and more. As in the first book, the mysteries and revelations of The Harbinger II are completely real and are determining the course of world events to this day. And the mysteries are, likewise, revealed through a narrative. In The Harbinger II, the reader will witness the return of Nouriel, Ana Goren, and the mysterious figure known as ''the prophet.'' The prophet will now continue the revelation from where it left off and open up mysteries as stunning and mind-blowing as the first. As in the prophet''s first appearance, the revelations will be unlocked, one by one, through the giving of ancient seals, but also through dreams, and a little girl as mysterious as the prophet. In The Harbinger II the reader will be taken on a mysterious and epic journey to uncover the new revelations: from an island in the waters of New England, to the steps of the Supreme Court, to the top of the tower at Ground Zero, to a primeval forest, to the House of Faces, to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. The Harbinger II will also reveal the answer and the keys we each need to have for the days that lie ahead. After reading The Harbinger II, you will never see the world the same way again. Prepare to be blown away!
This eschatological Christian hope may therefore stimulate and intensify our historical hopes. ... According to Maimela, black liberation theologians ground this defiant hope of a radical liberation in the gift that Christ offers to the ...
Author: Ernst M. Conradie
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
'Hope for the Earth' explores the viability of an eschatological approach to an ecological theology, spirituality, and praxis in the South African context. The basic intuition of such an eschatological approach is that an environmental praxis can only be empowered on the basis of an adequate understanding of Christian hope. Despair in the face of environmental destruction will inevitably lead to a spirit of resignation. Where, then, can a vision of hope that includes hope for the earth be found? The author proposes a Òroad mapÓ for eschatology based on the observation that eschatology has traditionally responded to three aspects of the human predicament, namely 1) the evil effects of sin; 2) the problem of finitude and transience; and 3) the limitations of human power and knowledge in space (Part A). This analysis is used to fathom the depths of despair as a result of environmental destruction (Part B). The Biblical roots and subsequent history of Christian eschatology are discussed briefly (Part C). Recent contributions in Christian eschatology, ecological theology, cosmology, and South African expressions of hope are explored in depth in search of a vision of hope that includes hope for the earth itself (Part D). The eschatological road map is used to develop a vision of hope for the earth on the basis of a theology of life: life amidst death and destruction, life beyond death and eternal life in the presence of God (Part E). Finally the implications of this vision for an ecological ethos, spirituality, and praxis in the South African context are indicated (Part F).
Rejecting both utopianism on the one hand and despair on the other leads us to what might be called defiant hope. Love in this life inevitably involves suffering. Some people, realizing this, harden their hearts or choose some form of ...
Author: Kelly M. Kapic
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Kelly M. Kapic meditates on how our suffering—particularly our physical suffering—relates to the Christian faith. This is not a theodicy or a book of easy answers. It is an invitation to reshape our understanding of suffering into the image of Jesus. What we discover is that in Christ and through his church, God displays his deep love and provision for his people.
Author: Eleazar S. FernandezPublish On: 2007-05-11
defiance and hope. The unfinished dreams and nightmares must be named, if we are to take full account of our defiant hope and vision. We have to bite the bitter pill of the durability and pervasiveness of the forces of closure, ...
Author: Eleazar S. Fernandez
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Theologians on the margins reflect how their experience of ethnic and racial minority has influenced their theology and how this relates to the American Dream.
See also Leehan, Defiant Hope, 96–97; Wilson-Kastner, “Theological Perspectives on Sexual Violence,” 105–106. 58. Hotz and Matthews, Shaping the Christian Life, 153. 59. Zimmerman, Take and Make Holy, ...
Author: Andrew J. Schmutzer
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Maybe the only thing new about sexual abuse is quality discussion from several professions (psychology, theology, and pastoral care). Here are the insights of over two dozen psychologists, theologians, and those in pastoral care, all targeting the issue of sexual abuse. Designed as a resource for Christian educators, therapists, pastors, social workers, group leaders, and survivors, The Long Journey Home combines current research in mental health with rich theological reflection, global concern with fervent pastoral wisdom for the local faith community. Whether you are a counselor, professor, pastor, or spouse of a survivor, you hold in your hand a fresh resource of information and advocacy for those suffering from the devastating effects of sexual abuse and rape. The breadth of material, biblical insight, discussion questions, and helpful resources gathered here just may be the tool of a generation.
Her hope: so defiant, so her. He has made a living studying defiant hope. Defiant hope is what landed him here. “I know you didn't do any of this, Adam. You wouldn't be capable.” But her eyes duck—the old mammalian tell, ...
Author: Richard Powers
Publisher: Random House
** WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION ** 'It changed how I thought about the Earth and our place in it' Barack Obama 'Really, just one of the best novels, period' Ann Patchett A wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe. The perfect literary escape. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. An Air Force crewmember in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. This is the story of these and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by the natural world, who are brought together in a last stand to save it from catastrophe. 'It's not possible for Powers to write an uninteresting book' Margaret Atwood 'Radical and exciting' Jessie Burton 'Breathtaking' Barbara Kingsolver
And so, taken in large, these materials are to be understood as an act of unrestrained grief, which denied nothing, and as a counteract of defiant hope, which refused to give in tocircumstance.44 At the outset, then, it isimportant for ...
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Fortress Press
In this powerful book, Walter Brueggemann moves the discussion of Old Testament theology beyond the dominant models of previous generations. Brueggemann focuses on the metaphor and imagery of the courtroom trial in order to regard the theological substance of the Old Testament as a series of claims asserted for Yahweh, the God of Israel. This provides a context that attends to pluralism in every dimension of the interpretive process and suggests links to the plurality of voices of our time.
But in an action of defiant hope, Jeremiah weighs out seven ounces of silver and pays his cousin. Then, as he accepts the deed for his new land in front of a group of witnesses, Jeremiah declares: “For this is what the Lord Almighty, ...
Author: Kent Annan
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
In 2003 Kent Annan left behind his prosperous, comfortable upbringing to face the world beyond its gates, where people wear his cast-off clothing and seek comfort from the heat in the long shadow of his homeland. Haiti, apparently, was where God wanted him. Of course, just because God wants you somewhere doesn't mean it's going to be easy. Little did he know how important his work would be. Now, in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, Annan's experience living and working in Haiti has become a powerful resource for those looking to learn more about this amazing country and find out how they can help Haiti rebuild and thrive. In this book you'll enter into Annan's experience traveling and working in Haiti, and ultimately you'll be challenged to follow God into uncharted territory on a path that may lead to your local soup kitchen--or to a Haitian relief settlement. Either way, you'll learn what it means to become vulnerable in order to help others and share the embodied love of Christ. Read Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle for a vivid picture of the Haiti Annan knows, the good work happening there through organizations like Haiti Partners, and the ways you can get involved. Whether you go or stay, you'll get a fresh sense of what it means to love God and love our neighbor when love is uncomfortable, even dangerous; to see what happens when God stretches you beyond your borders into his kingdom.