The Essential Gandhi

An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas

Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307816206

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Mohandas K. Gandhi, called Mahatma (“great soul”), was the father of modern India, but his influence has spread well beyond the subcontinent and is as important today as it was in the first part of the twentieth century and during this nation’s own civil rights movement. Taken from Gandhi’s writings throughout his life, The Essential Gandhi introduces us to his thoughts on politics, spirituality, poverty, suffering, love, non-violence, civil disobedience, and his own life. The pieces collected here, with explanatory head notes by Gandhi biographer Louis Fischer, offer the clearest, most thorough portrait of one of the greatest spiritual leaders the world has known. “Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. . . . We may ignore him at our own risk.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With a new Preface drawn from the writings of Eknath Easwaran In the annals of spirituality certain books stand out both for their historical importance and for their continued relevance. The Vintage Spiritual Classics series offers the greatest of these works in authoritative new editions, with specially commissioned essays by noted contemporary commentators. Filled with eloquence and fresh insight, encouragement and solace, Vintage Spiritual Classics are incomparable resources for all readers who seek a more substantive understanding of mankind's relation to the divine.

Toward a Credible Pacifism

Violence and the Possibilities of Politics

Author: Dustin Ells Howes

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438428634

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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Argues that violence is no more reliable than any other means of conducting politics.

A Comprehensive, Annotated Bibliography on Mahatma Gandhi: Biographies, works by Gandhi, and bibliographical sources

Author: Ananda M. Pandiri

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313253379

Category: History

Page: 401

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The first of three volumes, this comprehensive bibliography of more than 2,200 entries includes all English-language biographies of Gandhi, writings by Gandhi, and bibliographic sources. A unique aspect of the work is a section on books read by Gandhi, a useful list for those seeking insight on Gandhi. Pandiri has carefully examined the titles included and, unlike many earlier bibliographers, he has annotated all of Gandhi's voluminous writings. He also provides in-depth descriptive and evaluative annotations for the other works, noting content, scope, authority, use, and historical significance. A vital reference tool for scholars and researchers, this volume is the first comprehensive Gandhian bibliography since 1974. In addition to in-depth annotations, the entries include full bibliographic information. Many of the entries also include review notes of the work. Full indexes make the material easily accessible. Forthcoming volumes will include books on Gandhian topics and articles about Gandhi and Gandhian topics.

The Cultures in the Cubicles

The Power of Cultural Diversity in the Global Organization!

Author: Robert A. Simpkins & Behnaz S. Pakneja

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450023606

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

View: 548

In today’s global reality of ever-changing cultural values, any organization must move proactively and aggressively into customizing its international operation. If it doesn’t modify the organization’s structure and processes to stay aligned with cultural values, norms and trends occurring in the global expansion environment, the consequences can be disastrous! Redesigning an operational model for global success is easy. Redesigning it the right way is a lot more challenging! It takes the application of thoughtful research, creative thinking, and intelligent analysis. Additionally, it takes a flexible and global mind-set. You must throw away all false beliefs, biases, prejudices, or assumptions that you and your organization possess—finding and strategically planning on a foundation of realistic and measurable knowledge. All the information you need is readily available; it’s just a matter of locating, linking, and trending the data for future success. This outstanding book—written by two of the world’s most renowned writers, speakers, and organizational advisors—breaks it all down for you; giving you and your organization the ability to succeed today, and the power to predict cultural trends for tomorrow, in the global environment!

The Non-Western World

Environment, Development and Human Rights

Author: Pradyumna P. Karan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135938369

Category: Social Science

Page: 602

View: 6672

Through a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary approach, this introductory textbook focuses on critical issues of development, environment, and cultural conflicts facing most area of the non-Western world. Areas covered include China, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Comparative Religious Ethics

A Narrative Approach to Global Ethics

Author: Darrell J. Fasching,Dell deChant,David M. Lantigua

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444396126

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 6682

This popular textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recent global developments, whilst retaining its unique and compelling narrative-style approach. Using ancient stories from diverse religions, it explores a broad range of important and complex moral issues, resulting in a truly reader-friendly and comparative introduction to religious ethics. A thoroughly revised and expanded new edition of this popular textbook, yet retains the unique narrative-style approach which has proved so successful with students Considers the ways in which ancient stories from diverse religions, such as the Bhagavad Gita and the lives of Jesus and Buddha, have provided ethical orientation in the modern world Updated to reflect recent discussions on globalization and its influence on cross-cultural and comparative ethics, economic dimensions to ethics, Gandhian traditions, and global ethics in an age of terrorism Expands coverage of Asian religions, quest narratives, the religious and philosophical approach to ethics in the West, and considers Chinese influences on Thich Nhat Hanh’s Zen Buddhism, and Augustine’s Confessions Accompanied by an instructor’s manual (coming soon, see which shows how to use the book in conjunction with contemporary films

Reading Gandhi in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Niranjan Ramakrishnan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137325151

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

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Niranjan Ramakrishnan examines the surprising extent to which Gandhi's writings still provide insight into current global tensions and the assumptions that drive them. This book explores how ideas Gandhi expressed over a century ago can be applied today to issues from terrorism to the environment, globalization to the 'Clash of Civilizations.' In particular it looks at Gandhi's emphasis on the small, the local, and the human – an emphasis that today begins to appear practical, attractive, and even inescapable. Written in an accessible style invoking examples from everyday happenings familiar to all, this concise volume reintroduces Gandhi to today's audiences in relevant terms.

Animals and World Religions

Author: Lisa Kemmerer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912556

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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Despite increasing public attention to animal suffering, little seems to have changed: Human beings continue to exploit billions of animals in factory farms, medical laboratories, and elsewhere. In this wide-ranging and perceptive study, Lisa Kemmerer shows how spiritual writings and teachings in seven major religious traditions can help people to consider their ethical obligations toward other creatures. Dr. Kemmerer examines the role of nonhuman animals in scripture and myth, in the lives of religious exemplars, and by drawing on foundational philosophical and moral teachings. She begins with a study of indigenous traditions around the world, then focuses on the religions of India (Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain) and China (Daoism and Confucianism), and finally, religions of the Middle East (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). At the end of each chapter, Kemmerer explores the inspiring lives and work of contemporary animal advocates who are motivated by a personal religious commitment. Animals and World Religions demonstrates that rethinking how we treat nonhuman animals is essential for anyone claiming one of the world's great religions.

Meek Ain't Weak

Nonviolent Power and People of Color

Author: Tom H. Hastings

Publisher: University Press of Amer


Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Meek Ain't Weak is a fresh examination of the indigenous roots of mass liberatory nonviolence. From African regions to South American culture, from Asian worldviews to the wisdom of the ancients of the subcontinent, the origins of nonviolent conduct in conflict are both important and ignored. This new approach to understanding national liberation and nonviolence will be of interest to those who study identity conflict, strategic studies, peace studies, international studies and the theory and practice of nonviolence.

Energy, Resources, and the Long-term Future

Author: John Avery

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9789812707642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

View: 4767

The world is rapidly approaching the end of the fossil fuel era. This timely book reviews the historical background for this crisis and provides a comprehensive discussion of its important aspects. It contrasts the Utopian writings of of Condoprect, Godwin and Adam Smith, with the more pesimistic views of Malthus and Ricardo,. It hen discusses the characteristics of mainstream industrialism, as well as the ecological counterculture. The final chapters of he book study the present position regarding both non-renewable and renewable resources, and the problem of reducing the economic trauma that will result from the depletion of fossil fuels, especially the future impact of high petroleum prices on agriculture in relation to global population growth. Readers will gain an understanding of the dangers and oppurtunities of future developments in science, as well as the steps that must be taken to achieve a stable, sustainable global society.

Christians in the Public Square

Faith that Transforms Politics

Author: Ellen Ott Marshall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 133

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Christianity’s chief contribution to America’s civic life resides less in the ideas and positions Christians promote than in the way they go about promoting them. Debate about our shared life as citizens has always been a vigorous affair in American history. Yet recent years have seen a hardening of positions and a refusal to cross boundaries to cooperate or even understand those with whom we disagree. Not only in the rough and tumble world of political campaigns, but even in the historically more bipartisan world of governance, the American public square has become a fundamentally divided place. One reason for this situation, says Ellen Marshall, is an absolutizing of the ethical positions that underlie political commitments. Both the religious right and the secular left have couched their ideas in terms of unbending moral principles, certain in their possession of the truth. But Christian ethics teaches us that, while God's truth is indeed absolute, our grasp of it never is. Recognizing this truth, Christians can more faithfully engage in the political sphere by: • Insisting on a rigorous and sustained exercise of the virtue of humility. • Charting a narrative understanding of Christian ethics, in which a rich description of the context of moral decisions is necessary to understand how right and how wrong they are. • Taking account of the moral ambiguity that resides in almost all human actions. Read the Introduction

The Asian American Encyclopedia

Author: Franklin Ng

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Corporation

ISBN: 9781854356796

Category: History

Page: 1818

View: 6744

Explores the experience of Asian immigrants and the communities which they and their descendants have created in the United States, and offers information about the history, language and culture of Asian Americans' diverse countries of origin.


Words of Devotion for the Second Half of Life

Author: Gail G. Mesplay

Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781573124003

Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 6385

One quarter of Americans have begun or are beginnng to work on the second half of their lives. Tapestries was written for all those trying to gracefully move through this rich yet confusing period. The meditations focus on topics that relate to the reader's passage through this life stage: change, impermanence, transformations, immortality, growth and survival. Tapestries can be creativity used to fit the needs and interests of the reader. Some may want to choose a specific topic, others may want to randomly select a page and still others may choose to start at the beginning and work their way through to the end. Quotations from a variety of authors, time periods and religious traditions are an important part of each reading.