The Paradox of Hope

The Paradox of Hope

Grounded in intimate moments of family life in and out of hospitals, this book explores the hope that inspires us to try to create lives worth living, even when no cure is in sight.

Author: Cheryl Mattingly

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520948235

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Grounded in intimate moments of family life in and out of hospitals, this book explores the hope that inspires us to try to create lives worth living, even when no cure is in sight. The Paradox of Hope focuses on a group of African American families in a multicultural urban environment, many of them poor and all of them with children who have been diagnosed with serious chronic medical conditions. Cheryl Mattingly proposes a narrative phenomenology of practice as she explores case stories in this highly readable study. Depicting the multicultural urban hospital as a border zone where race, class, and chronic disease intersect, this theoretically innovative study illuminates communities of care that span both clinic and family and shows how hope is created as an everyday reality amid trying circumstances.
Categories: Medical

The Paradox of Hope

The Paradox of Hope

The Paradox of Hope answers these questions in an original and provocative way by clarifying the complex relationship between post-secular theology and the work of Soren Kierkegaard.

Author: Justin D. Klassen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781608997701

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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In contemporary public discourse, the supposedly comprehensive explanatory power of reason is used to justify a thoroughgoing suspicion of religion. In recent decades, the critiques of postmodernism have generated a different kind of suspicion by construing history as a process that is too arbitrary to be narrated--either by modern reason or by religion. In light of these developments, a question arises regarding the appropriate theological response to such forms of suspicion, both of which threaten not just religion but our sense of human agency as such. Does the retrieval of a meaningful religious subjectivity in a climate of suspicion demand a renewed emphasis upon theology's rhetorical persuasiveness, as Radical Orthodoxy has recently proposed? Or does identifying the believing subject with theology's "grammar" fail to attend to some of the challenges posed by such suspicion? The Paradox of Hope answers these questions in an original and provocative way by clarifying the complex relationship between post-secular theology and the work of Soren Kierkegaard. Ultimately, Klassen argues that Kierkegaard's influence is crucial, albeit obscured, in current post-secular theological imperatives, and that the Dane's eschewal of persuasion in favor of hope's inexplicable resolve provides a more adequate response to the nihilism of contemporary suspicion than do the rhetorical proposals currently on offer. In light of this argument, The Paradox of Hope also rehabilitates some of the voices typically excluded by contemporary theology's rhetoric, including those of Heidegger, Derrida, and Levinas.
Categories: Religion

The Substance of Hope

The Substance of Hope

First published in 2010, The Substance of Hope is acclaimed historian Jelani Cobb's meditation on what Obama's election represented, an insightful investigation into the civil rights movement forces that helped produce it, and a prescient ...

Author: Jelani Cobb

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781635577433

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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A trenchant and timeless examination of the still-contested meanings of President Barack Obama's election, from a preeminent scholar of race, politics, and American history-with a new introduction by the author. When voters in 2008 chose the United States' first black president, some Americans hailed the event as a sign that the nation had, at long last, transcended its bloody history of racial inequality. Obama's victory was indescribably momentous, but if the intervening years proved anything, it is that we never leave history entirely behind. Indeed, this may be the ultimate lesson of the Obama era. First published in 2010, The Substance of Hope is acclaimed historian Jelani Cobb's meditation on what Obama's election represented, an insightful investigation into the civil rights movement forces that helped produce it, and a prescient inquiry into how American society does-and does not-change. In penetrating, elegant prose, Cobb teases apart the paradoxes embodied in race and patriotism, identity and citizenship, progress and legacy. Now reissued with a new introduction by the author, reflecting on how the seismic impact of the Obama presidency continues to shape America, The Substance of Hope is an indelible work of history and cultural criticism from one of our most singular voices.
Categories: Political Science

Rorty Buber and the Revival of Social Hope

Rorty  Buber and the Revival of Social Hope

utopianism in which individual needs become sublated into the imperative of
fulfilling the larger good . The paradox of hope is that both extremes are always
present in our hopes . Fromm concludes by quoting Rabbi Tarfon's golden mean
in ...

Author: Akiba Jeremiah Lerner

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105129646506

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Page: 660

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The Paradox of Life Or Christian Koheleth A Poem With a Sheaf of Sacred Sonnets and Other Poems

The Paradox of Life  Or  Christian Koheleth  A Poem  With a Sheaf of Sacred Sonnets and Other Poems

When in her beauteous zone of painted tears Hope smiles away despondencies
and fears . Then , since Vicissitude thus dogs our state , And weaves the texture
of our chequered fate , Since circumstances , mocking our control , 1025 Perplex
 ...

Author: James Stevenson Blackwood

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600070889

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Page: 119

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Moral Laboratories

Moral Laboratories

Moral Laboratories is an engaging ethnography and a groundbreaking foray into the anthropology of morality.

Author: Cheryl Mattingly

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520959538

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Moral Laboratories is an engaging ethnography and a groundbreaking foray into the anthropology of morality. It takes us on a journey into the lives of African American families caring for children with serious chronic medical conditions, and it foregrounds the uncertainty that affects their struggles for a good life. Challenging depictions of moral transformation as possible only in moments of breakdown or in radical breaches from the ordinary, it offers a compelling portrait of the transformative powers embedded in day-to-day existence. From soccer fields to dinner tables, the everyday emerges as a moral laboratory for reshaping moral life. Cheryl Mattingly offers vivid and heart-wrenching stories to elaborate a first-person ethical framework, forcefully showing the limits of third-person renderings of morality.
Categories: Social Science

The Vonnegut Chronicles

The Vonnegut Chronicles

Fussays. on. bir. vonion. 2912es . " In. D. ' university. McKinney , Devin . “ Kurt
Vonnegut and Nathanael West . ” In Draftings in Vonnegut : The Paradox of Hope
, ed . Loree Rackstraw , 13 - 20 . Cedar Falls : University of Northern lowa , 1988 .

Author: Peter J. Reed

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019181739

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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Since 1950, when his short stories first appeared, Kurt Vonnegut has published almost 50 short stories, 13 novels, two plays, and a teleplay. He has remained one of the most important chroniclers of American life. Yet he occupies an ambiguous place in American letters. Following three interviews with Vonnegut, the 14 essays in this collection seek to chronicle his career as it moves through changing times. The essays either focus on Vonnegut's later work or are retrospectives reevaluating aspects of his literary career. Some are on individual works, particularly later novels, but most consider the ways Vonnegut pursues a theme or technique.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women and the law

Women and the law

[ 4 ] The Paradox of Hope “ Evil ” motivations alone cannot account for bad
sentencing decisions . All of us who work in this field experience the paradox of
hope — the optimistic but unrealistic belief that abusers can unlearn their
violence ...

Author: Carol H. Lefcourt

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The Paradox of a Suffering God

The Paradox of a Suffering God

God's promise and covenant , as Sobrino observes himself , had always evoked
expectation and " hope in the future of history " 51 For the liberation theology ,
this principle is much more significant because it helps to illuminate the different ...

Author: Amuluche Gregory Nnamani

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 3631490321

Category: Religion

Page: 428

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Can God suffer? Classical theologies generally considered an affirmative answer to this question to be heretical. But now the affirmation of divine suffering seems to have become a major feature of modern theologies. This study investigates into the reasons and the implications of such an apparent -paradigm shift- in the conception of God. After a cross-sectional analysis of various views on this issue and on themes such as the Cross, the Trinity, God-world relationship, divine love, freedom and -kenosis- in the classical, Modern Western and Third World theologies, the author arrives at two conclusions. Firstly, that this development is induced by the current departure from a substance-ontological to a relational thought-pattern. Secondly, that the affirmation of divine suffering can be plausible only within the frame-work of a Trinitarian and relational ontology."
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A year s ministry

A year s ministry

Remember that you may hope . A paradox , but a paradox that is a truth in the
case of Christians whose memory is of a God that has loved and blessed them ;
whose hope is in a God that changes never ; whose memory is charged with
every ...

Author: Alexander Maclaren

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555050495

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Downside Review

Downside Review

There follows a quotation from Heretics on the paradox of hope or faith — that the
more hopeless is the situation , the more hopeful must be the man ' . Supposing ,
however ( to pause and consider this typical example ) , it were paraphrased ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3006863

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Lord Bacon Not the Author of The Christian Paradoxes

Lord Bacon Not the Author of  The Christian Paradoxes

Mr Herbert Palmer in his Character of a Christian in Paradox , & c . , p . 10 . “ He
believes the God that hates all sin , to be reconciled ... A believer believes
against hope , " p . 74 . “ He believes like Abraham in hope against hope . [ Cf .
No . 74 . ] ...

Author: Herbert Palmer

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:300079900

Category: Christian life

Page: 126

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Categories: Christian life

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

one witnesses the terrible price the hoping poet must pay to sustain his hope . ...
York at Buffalo , 1976 The paradox of hope in Shelley ' s poetry is that hope is
both necessary and extremely painful ; also , there is an excruciating gap
between ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119277783

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Lord Bacon Not the Author of The Christian Paradoxes Being a Reprint of Memorials of Godliness and Christianity by Herbert Palmer

Lord Bacon Not the Author of  The Christian Paradoxes    Being a Reprint of  Memorials of Godliness and Christianity  by Herbert Palmer

Mr Herbert Palmer in his Character of a Christian in Paradox , & c . , p . 1o . “ He
believes the God that hates all sin , to be reconciled ... A believer believes
against hope , " p . 74 . “ He believes like Abraham in hope against hope . [ Cf .
No . 74 . ] ...

Author: Alexander Balloch Grosart

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z218083601

Category:

Page: 126

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The Paradox of Christian Sacrifice

The Paradox of Christian Sacrifice

Grace places the believer between the confirmed experience of the transforming
presence of God , which is already real in the life of faith , and the not yet realized
fulfillment of her hope to live wholly in the reign of God . The connection ...

Author: Erin Lothes Biviano

Publisher: Herder & Herder

ISBN: UCSC:32106018868486

Category: Religion

Page: 293

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We often hear about the call to sacrifice for the sake of country or family or spouses. Women in particular often face the challenge of how to sacrifice without giving up what is essential in themselves. This perceptive new study shows a hopeful, feminist, Christian response to this life-long challenge.
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Science and Man s Hope

Science and Man s Hope

Thus the claim made by normative or moral judgment becomes paradoxical . The
proposition that such and such is good or ought to be done is synthetic and
therefore requires empirical verification ; but verification by observation of
pertinent ...

Author: James Street Fulton

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015015398467

Category: Science

Page: 179

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The Paradox of Helping Introduction to the Philosophy of Scientific Practice

The Paradox of Helping  Introduction to the Philosophy of Scientific Practice

Empirical evidence from this study supports the crucial role that the balance
between discomfort and hope plays in regard to outcome of treatment . In a broad
review of the literature , Goldstein ( 1962 ) presents findings on therapist and
patient ...

Author: Martin Bloom

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: UCAL:B4138157

Category: Counseling

Page: 283

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Contemporary Apocalyptic Rhetoric

Contemporary Apocalyptic Rhetoric

The paradox of continued hope amidst broken promises is especially relevant for
premillennialism , for this is the form of apocalyptic that has for centuries
expected the apocalypse soon . This paradox is less acute for those premillennial
 ...

Author: Barry Brummett

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: MINN:31951D00727808J

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 189

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Certain questions naturally arise about those who literally expect the end of the world in our time: Why do they think this? Why do some people believe them? How do their exhortations work to persuade an audience and to mobilize that audience to actions and commitments? These are the motivating questions of this unique volume, which describes apocalyptic as a rhetorical genre of discourse. Brummett first recasts insights drawn from past scholarly and theological studies to feature their relevance to contemporary apocalyptic, then examines a variety of "real" apocalyptic to illustrate the ways in which these rhetorical discourses actually work.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Hope is Not a Method

Hope is Not a Method

The “ Paradox of Action ” is the fact that working harder and harder to do what
you do better and better will not lead to success . Action , however intense , is
pointless unless it is focused coherently on the future . Action without strategic ...

Author: Gordon R. Sullivan

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: PSU:000033742830

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

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Since the end of the Cold War, the United States Army has been reengineered and downsized more thoroughly than any other business. "Hope Is Not a Method" explains how this process took place and shows how the Army's experiences are extremely relevant to today's businesses.
Categories: Business & Economics

Deep Symbols

Deep Symbols

But it does prevent us from trying to understand hope simply as an
accomplishment of individuals . ... The Paradoxes of Individual Hope Granted that
the community ' s hope precedes the individual ' s hoping , hope nevertheless
takes an ...

Author: Edward Farley

Publisher: Trinity Press International

ISBN: UOM:39015040675483

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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Here is an absorbing and exceptionally perspective account of how deep symbols or words of power have undergone diminishment in contemporary post-modern society. Edward Farley explains that such diminishment does not necessarily imply their demise, since traces of these symbols remain and invite their rethinking.
Categories: Religion