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The Sanctity of Social Life

The Sanctity of Social Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351474693
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Publisher: Routledge
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For years, speculation has been mounting among lawyers, church leaders, social scientists, and the general public over the question of prolongation of life and the critically ill patient's "right to die." But what is the physician's attitude toward this controversial subject? Under what conditions does a doctor battle to save the life of the patient, and when does he decide to withdraw medical treatment and allow death to occur? The answers to these questions form the basis of this book, a fascinating examination of the nature of death and dying, as seen from the physician' point of view.

The Sanctity of Human Life

The Sanctity of Human Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781589014664
Author: David Novak
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
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Heated debates are not unusual when confronting tough medical issues where it seems that moral and religious perspectives often erupt in conflict with philosophical or political positions. In The Sanctity of Human Life, Jewish theologian David Novak acknowledges that it is impossible not to take into account the theological view of human life, but the challenge is how to present the religious perspective to nonreligious people. In doing so, he shows that the two positions—the theological and the philosophical—aren't as far apart as they may seem. Novak digs deep into Jewish scripture and tradition to find guidance for assessing three contemporary controversies in medicine and public policy: the use of embryos to derive stem cells for research, socialized medicine, and physician-assisted suicide. Beginning with thinkers like Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Nietsche, and drawing on great Jewish figures in history—Maimonides, Rashi, and various commentators on the Torah (written law) and the Mishnah (oral law)—Novak speaks brilliantly to these modern moral dilemmas. The Sanctity of Human Life weaves a rich and sophisticated tapestry of evidence to conclude that the Jewish understanding of the human being as sacred, as the image of God, is in fact compatible with philosophical claims about the rights of the human person—especially the right to life—and can be made intelligible to secular culture. Thus, according to Novak, the use of stem cells from embryos is morally unacceptable; the sanctity of the human person, and not capitalist or socialist approaches, should drive our understanding of national health care; and physician-assisted suicide violates humankind's fundamental responsibility for caring for one another. Novak's erudite argument and rigorous scholarship will appeal to all scholars and students engaged in the work of theology and bioethics.

Sanctity of Life and Human Dignity

Sanctity of Life and Human Dignity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 940091590X
Author: K. Bayertz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Sanctity of Life and Human Dignity by K. Bayertz Book Resume:

`Sanctity of life' and `human dignity' are two bioethical concepts that play an important role in bioethical discussions. Despite their separate history and content, they have similar functions in these discussions. In many cases they are used to bring a difficult or controversial debate to an end. They serve as unquestionable cornerstones of morality, as rocks able to weather the storms of moral pluralism. This book provides the reader with analyses of these two concepts from different philosophical, professional and cultural points of view. Sanctity of Life and Human Dignity presents a comparative analysis of both concepts.

This Holy Place

This Holy Place [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1532609264
Author: Steven Fine
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Relics, Shrines and Pilgrimages

Relics, Shrines and Pilgrimages [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0429581726
Author: Antón M. Pazos
Publisher: Routledge
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Relics, Shrines and Pilgrimages by Antón M. Pazos Book Resume:

Since Late Antiquity, relics have provided a privileged spiritual bond between life and death, between human beings and divinity. Royalty, nobility and clergy all tried to obtain the most prestigious remains of sacred bodies, since they granted influence and fame and allowed the cult around them to be used as a means of sacralization, power and propaganda. This volume traces the development of the veneration of relics in Europe and how these objects were often catalysts for the establishment of major pilgrimage sites that are still in use today. The book features an international panel of contributors taking a wide-ranging look at relic worship across Europe, from Late Antiquity until the present day. They begin with a focus on the role of relics in Jacobean pilgrimage, before looking at the link between relics and their shrines more generally. The book then focuses in on two major issues in the study of relics, the stealing of relics (Furta Sacra) and their modern-day scientific examination and authentication. These topics demonstrate not only symbolic importance of relics, but also their role as physical historical objects in material religious expression. This is a fascinating collection, featuring the latest scholarship on relics and pilgrimage across Europe. It will, therefore, be of great interested to academics working in Pilgrimage, Religious History, Material Religion and Religious Studies as well as Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Cultural Studies.

Thoughts on Christian Sanctity

Thoughts on Christian Sanctity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1556352565
Author: Handley C.G. Moule
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Sanctity in the North

Sanctity in the North [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1442691247
Author: Thomas DuBois
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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Sanctity in the North by Thomas DuBois Book Resume:

With original translations of primary texts and articles by leading researchers in the field, Sanctity in the North gives an introduction to the literary production associated with the cult of the saints in medieval Scandinavia. For more than five hundred years, Nordic clerics and laity venerated a host of saints through liturgical celebrations, written manuscripts, visual arts, and oral traditions. Textual evidence of this widespread and important aspect of medieval spirituality abounds. Written biographies (or vitae), compendia of witnessed miracles, mass propers, homilies, sagas and chronicles, dramatic scripts, hymns, and ballads are among the region's surviving medieval manuscripts and early published books. Sanctity in the North features English translations of texts from Latin or vernacular Nordic languages, in many cases for the first time. The accompanying essays concerning the texts, saints, cults, and history of the period complement the translations and reflect the contributors' own disciplinary groundings in folklore, philology, medieval, and religious studies.

Sanity and Sanctity

Sanity and Sanctity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780300131994
Author: David Greenberg,Eliezer Witztum
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Sanity and Sanctity by David Greenberg,Eliezer Witztum Book Resume:

Ultra-orthodox Jews in Jerusalem are isolated from the secular community that surrounds them not only physically but by their dress, behaviors, and beliefs. Their relationship with secular society is characterized by social, religious, and political tensions. The differences between the ultra-orthodox and secular often pose special difficulties for psychiatrists who attempt to deal with their needs. In this book, two Western-trained psychiatrists discuss their mental health work with this community over the past two decades. With humor and affection they elaborate on some of the factors that make it difficult to treat or even to diagnose the ultra-orthodox, present fascinating case studies, and relate their observations of this religious community to the management of mental health services for other fundamentalist, anti-secular groups.

Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700

Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199844895
Author: Jimmy Yu
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700 by Jimmy Yu Book Resume:

In this illuminating study of a vital but long overlooked aspect of Chinese religious life, Jimmy Yu reveals that in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, self-inflicted violence was an essential and sanctioned part of Chinese culture. He examines a wide range of practices, including blood writing, filial body-slicing, chastity mutilations and suicides, ritual exposure, and self-immolation, arguing that each practice was public, scripted, and a signal of cultural expectations. Individuals engaged in acts of self-inflicted violence to exercise power and to affect society, by articulating moral values, reinstituting order, forging new social relations, and protecting against the threat of moral ambiguity. Self-inflicted violence was intelligible both to the person doing the act and to those who viewed and interpreted it, regardless of the various religions of the period: Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and other religions. This book is a groundbreaking contribution to scholarship on bodily practices in late imperial China, challenging preconceived ideas about analytic categories of religion, culture, and ritual in the study of Chinese religions.

Sanctity and Motherhood

Sanctity and Motherhood [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134819498
Author: Anneke Mulder-Bakker
Publisher: Routledge
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Sanctity and Motherhood by Anneke Mulder-Bakker Book Resume:

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sanctity in Marriage and Family

Sanctity in Marriage and Family [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1947697226
Author: Mary Mohen Kuruvilla
Publisher: Notion Press
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Sanctity in Marriage and Family by Mary Mohen Kuruvilla Book Resume:

Our allegiance to God makes us aware of the importance of safe-guarding the permanence and unity of marriage. The spouses made to the image of God enjoy the authentic dignity of persons. God’s mission for marriage is a call to communion, to bring joy, commitment, to raise children and fullness of life.

Sweet Sanctity

Sweet Sanctity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1632328259
Author: Chris Grummitt
Publisher: Redemption Press
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During many years on the mission field Chris Grummitt marvelled at how God's grace was poured out on seemingly godless couples, enabling him to take us on a journey through one of the most controversial books of the Bible. In doing so the Song of Songs opened up a world of spiritual consummation suggesting it is for everyone and every bit as rewarding as its earthy sexual counterpart. Does not Jesus say He will be the bridegroom returning for his bride? The understanding of this apparent mystery has never been so important for Christians than today, where the very definition of earthly marriage appears to be under threat, as is its sanctity. Does promiscuous behaviour threaten the core hope of salvation? Sweet Sanctity not only answers these and many other questions but offers practical hope particularly to the lonely, lost and single who believe such bliss unattainable.

The Sanctity of Rural Life

The Sanctity of Rural Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780195361667
Author: Shelley Baranowski
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Sanctity of Rural Life by Shelley Baranowski Book Resume:

In this ground-breaking study, Shelley Baranowski not only explores how and why church-going Protestants in eastern Prussia turned to Nazism in large numbers, but also shows that the rural elite and the church propagated a myth of the stability, the wholesomeness, and the class-harmony--in short, the "sanctity"--of rural life, a myth that was a key component of Nazi propaganda that helped secure support for the Third Reich in rural areas. Of great interest to historians and students of the period as well as anyone interested in how a fringe radical movement gained wide popular support.

Sin, Sanctity and the Sister-in-Law

Sin, Sanctity and the Sister-in-Law [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351247832
Author: David G. Barrie
Publisher: Routledge
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Sin, Sanctity and the Sister-in-Law by David G. Barrie Book Resume:

This is the first book specifically devoted to exploring one of the longest-running controversies in nineteenth-century Britain – the sixty-five-year campaign to legalise marriage between a man and his deceased wife’s sister. The issue captured the political, religious and literary imagination of the United Kingdom. It provoked huge parliamentary and religious debate and aroused national, ecclesiastical and sexual passions. The campaign to legalise such unions, and the widespread opposition it provoked, spoke to issues not just of incest, sex and the family, but also to national identity and political and religious governance.

Our Sacred Dimension

Our Sacred Dimension [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443892440
Author: Halina Romanowska
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Our Sacred Dimension by Halina Romanowska Book Resume:

Our Sacred Dimension makes an important contribution to the anthropological, philosophical and psychological consideration of man in our era. It explores the role of the sacred in our lives, how it constitutes an antidote to the deterioration of our Personhood and to suffering, and how recent history has facilitated the withdrawal of our minds into a narrowly understood mechanical and material realism that in effect puts a shroud over our ability to perceive, and live, our lives in their full dimensions.This book identifies the problem of modern egoism and explains the nature of sacredness in our lives. It encourages us to explore the sacred and instructs us how to do so. This is not a primer for ascetics, but a handbook for realizing our spiritual potential in our secular lives. This book is a call to reflection in a fast-paced, commercialized and self-centred world. Every person, regardless of their past, can rise to the sacred and realize their personhood.

The English Way - Studies In English Sanctity From St. Bede To Newman

The English Way - Studies In English Sanctity From St. Bede To Newman [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473350484
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
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The English Way - Studies In English Sanctity From St. Bede To Newman by Various Authors Book Resume:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Sanctity of Sloth

The Sanctity of Sloth [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1945419318
Author: Greta Boris
Publisher: Fawkes Press
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The Sanctity of Sloth by Greta Boris Book Resume:

There's one thing more dangerous than testifying to a crime—staying silent. Locked in the ruins of a California Mission, Abby Travers watches helplessly as a girl dies outside her window. As she struggles between her moral obligation to come forward as a witness, and her commitment to a Medieval religious practice that requires her to retreat from the world, the situation spins out of control. Abby's hesitation starts a series of catastrophes. She finds herself at the center of a deadly cover up where every minute counts and indecision could be fatal. She questions all her beliefs and everyone she knows becomes suspect. To save herself and those she loves, she must break free from her self-imposed prisons of stone and fear. The Sanctity of Sloth is a taut, psychological thriller that answers the question: What happens when a good woman does nothing? Fans of Paula Hawkins and A.J. Finn will enjoy this third book in Greta Boris's Seven Deadly Sins. The Seven Deadly Sins are not sequential, and can be read and enjoyed in any order. Procrastination is perilous - get your copy today!

In the Sanctity of the Snake Pit

In the Sanctity of the Snake Pit [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781449070311
Author: Michael D. Guard
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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In the Sanctity of the Snake Pit by Michael D. Guard Book Resume:

"In the Sanctity of the Snake Pit" discloses the tribulations of the Vietnam helicopter war, and provides deeply moving insight into the lives of those crewmen who routinely flew combat assault missions. Written in narrative non-fiction, the book reveals the rarely told account of air to ground combat, and the surreal events of adolescent soldiers, many exposed for the first time to their mortality. In 1969 sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll dominated most of these young lives, but they stood and fought hard believing they were doing the right thing irrespective of politics, and public opinion! Setting the backdrop is the 135th Assault Helicopter Unit, a fighting contingency made up of Royal Australian Navy personnel and members of the United States Army. As the only multi-national experimental military unit in Vietnam, they maintained the highest order of discipline and wrought devastation on the Viet Cong in South Vietnam’s delta region. With a year long adventure before him, the protagonist, MITCHELL COLLINS reflects on his desire to fly in the machines he was trained to repair. Almost immediately he is transformed into an aerial combatant of the unit’s elite Taipan platoon flying helicopter gunships. Their mission is to protect the troop transport choppers carrying ground forces into the fight. Once the troops are in the landing zone, the Taipan’s provided gun support and reconnaissance. His experiences were unlike other combatants who fought on the ground, the intensity and frequency of actions were multiplied by their mobility. Mitchell soon contemplates on his heartfelt emotion of the carnage and of losing comrades. In his last three months he fly’s the night missions of the hunter/killers”, and his chances for survival dwindle.

From Hell on Earth to Sanctity in Heavens

From Hell on Earth to Sanctity in Heavens [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1948260492
Author: Odd Haugan
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
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From Hell on Earth to Sanctity in Heavens by Odd Haugan Book Resume:

Someday in the future, when terrorism, pollution, and global warming (with horrendous weather changes) force earthbound man to the precipice of existence, mankind will have to find sanctity from destruction. The answer may lie in adapting to living in space, or on man-made islands in the middle of the ocean. After living shoulder to shoulder in cramped quarters for years on end, survivors soon discover that all forms of religion and politics must be banned; otherwise, mankind is doomed. Laid off from Boeing, Don Ringo keeps trying to establish a business, but fails miserably. Only when he teams up with a retired con man does he succeed, by buying a bankrupt space shuttle manufacturer. The space shuttle he calls Earth Hopper is a resounding success, reducing launch costs to a fraction of his competitors. He decides to open a “Spaceshop” in Earth orbit that provides supplies and repair services to NASA, the International Space Station, International Moon Base, and to others. Teaming up with Zili Pedog in Sitnalta, their fortunes multiply, and space is conquered. The future of mankind is at stake. The assault comes from the failures of religion, the politics of capitalism, socialism, communism, autocracy, dictatorship, and democracy in not addressing global recession, and man-made ecological disaster. The Armageddon of tomorrow may well come long before earthlings take the precautions needed to survive as an intelligent species.

Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190858028
Author: Alexander O'Hara
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus by Alexander O'Hara Book Resume:

Jonas of Bobbio, writing in the mid seventh century, was not only a major Latin monastic author, but also an historical figure in his own right. Born in the ancient Roman town of Susa in the foothills of the Italian Alps, he became a monk of Bobbio, the monastery founded by the Irish exile Columbanus, soon after his death in 615. He became the archivist and personal assistant to successive Bobbio abbots, travelled to Rome to obtain the first papal privilege of immunity, and served as a missionary priest on the northern borderlands of the Frankish kingdom. He spent the rest of his life in Merovingian Gaul as abbot of the double monastic community of Marchiennes-Hamage, where he wrote his Life of Columbanus, one of the most influential works of early medieval hagiography. This book, the first major study devoted to Jonas of Bobbio, his corpus of three saints' Lives, and the Columbanian familia, explores the development of the Columbanian monastic network and its relationship to its founder. The Life of Columbanus was written following a period of crisis within the Columbanian familia and it was in response to this crisis that the Bobbio community in Lombard Italy commissioned Jonas to write the work. Alexander O'Hara presents the Life of Columbanus as a subtle and clever critique of the changes and crises that had taken place in the monastic communities since Columbanus's death. It also considers the life of Jonas as reflecting many of the changing political, cultural, and religious circumstances of the seventh century, and his writings as instrumental in shaping new concepts of sanctity and community. The result of the study is a unique perspective on the early medieval Age of Saints and the monastic and political worlds of Merovingian Gaul and Lombard Italy in the seventh century.