To Bear Witness

A Journey of Healing and Solidarity

Author: Kevin Cahill

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823225088

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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For more than forty-five years, Kevin Cahill has been helping to heal the world: as a leading specialist in tropical medicine and as a driving force in humanitarian assistance and relief efforts across the globe.Physician, teacher, activist, diplomat, and advocate, Cahill has touched many lives and helped right many wrongs. In this book, he chronicles extraordinary achievements of compassion and commitment. Bringing together a rich selection of writings--essays, op-ed pieces, speeches, and other works, many out of print or hard to find--he crafts a fascinating self-portrait of a life devoted to others.The writings reflect fully the range of Cahill's passions. Reporting from places under siege--Lebanon, Somalia, Nicaragua, Libya, and Ireland--Cahill writes as a physician and activist working to restore lives wounded by land mines or threatened by violence and disease. Closer to home, there are his visionary statements from the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, powerful critiques of the politics of famine and public health, and programs for new forms of humanitarian assistance to transform health and human rights.Looking back as the Bronx-born son of an Irish physician, he also touches on more personal--but no less passionate--concerns and on the impact on his life of the worlds of pain and suffering in which he has traveled. Kevin M. Cahill, M.D., is Director of the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University and President of the Center for International Health and Cooperation in New York City. He is the author and editor of many books, including Human Security for All: A Tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello and Technology for Humanitarian Action, both in the Fordham series International Humanitarian Affairs.

Courage to Bear Witness

Essays in Honor of Gene L. Davenport

Author: L. Edward Phillips,Billy Vaughan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630876917

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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To be a follower of Jesus means to bear witness to the truth of God. In an age when so many contemporary voices portray faith as a form of personal therapy, Gene L. Davenport, Professor Emeritus of Religion at Lambuth University, has consistently reminded us in his own witness that the truth of the Gospel entails confrontation with the world that dwells in darkness. These essays in honor of Davenport address the meaning of witness in the face of racism, sexism, and religious bigotry, to name but some of the forms this darkness takes. The topics range from emerging forms of prayer to religious themes in cowboy music, from the work of white pastors in Mississippi during the growing Civil Rights Movement to the meaning of the Righteous Gentile in Jewish-Christian friendship. Contributors: D. Brent Laytham Randy Cooper Stanley Hauerwas Billy Vaughan James T. Laney Kenneth L. Carder M. Douglas Meeks Phyllis Tickle L. Edward Phillips Tex Sample Cindy Wesley Joseph T. Reiff Margaret J. Meyer Charles Mayo

To Bear Witness

A Journey of Healing and Solidarity, Updated, Revised, and Expanded Edition

Author: Kevin M. Cahill, M.D.

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 0823255913

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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For more than fifty years, Dr. Cahill has been helping to heal the world, as a leading specialist in tropical medicine and as a driving force in humanitarian assistance and relief efforts around the globe. In this revised and expanded edition, he chronicles extraordinary achievements of compassion and commitment. Bringing together a rich selection of writings, he crafts a fascinating memoir of a life devoted to others. The book includes front-line reports from places under siege Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Nicaragua, Gaza, and Ireland; there are also visionary essays from the origins of the AIDS epidemic and landmine crises, and no less passionate concerns of his own experiences of pain and suffering as well as of joy and beauty in the worlds in which he has traveled. As the distinguished neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, M.D., notes in his endorsement, "These essays, by turns elegiac, lyrical, funny, tender, nostalgic, and vehemently impassioned, come together in an ongoing tapestry, a portrait of a dedicated physician who has dared to make a difference."

To Bear Witness

Author: Hal McBride


ISBN: 0557044448

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

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To Bear Witness is a series family stories and recollections of a young man coming of age in a small Oklahoma town. These stories involve a number of social and economic forces that challenged and altered family life during the 1940s and 1950s. World War II, race relations in the South, and economic and technological changes all set the backdrop for this gripping analysis of family life.

To Bear Witness

Author: Ted Dalbotten

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453515839

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 358

View: 9375

To Bear Witness is a series of essays plus other material having to do mainly with persons no longer living who have left an indelible imprint on the life of the writer, though he has known most of themonly through their work. They include among others Martha Graham, Ruth Draper, Isadora Duncan, Louis Horst, Shakespeare, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel. Margaret Beals, Meredith Monk and John Devers, In all of the selections aspects of their life and output are describeddiscussedcommented upon. Many are an act of memory. Three of them contain extensive quotations. But every one of them has been done in homage out of deep appreciation, respectand love.

I Will Bear Witness, Volume 1

A Diary of the Nazi Years: 1933-1941

Author: Victor Klemperer

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0399589074

Category: History

Page: 544

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The publication of Victor Klemperer's secret diaries brings to light one of the most extraordinary documents of the Nazi period. "In its cool, lucid style and power of observation," said The New York Times, "it is the best written, most evocative, most observant record of daily life in the Third Reich." I Will Bear Witness is a work of literature as well as a revelation of the day-by-day horror of the Nazi years. A Dresden Jew, a veteran of World War I, a man of letters and historian of great sophistication, Klemperer recognized the danger of Hitler as early as 1933. His diaries, written in secrecy, provide a vivid account of everyday life in Hitler's Germany. What makes this book so remarkable, aside from its literary distinction, is Klemperer's preoccupation with the thoughts and actions of ordinary Germans: Berger the greengrocer, who was given Klemperer's house ("anti-Hitlerist, but of course pleased at the good exchange"), the fishmonger, the baker, the much-visited dentist. All offer their thoughts and theories on the progress of the war: Will England hold out? Who listens to Goebbels? How much longer will it last? This symphony of voices is ordered by the brilliant, grumbling Klemperer, struggling to complete his work on eighteenth-century France while documenting the ever- tightening Nazi grip. He loses first his professorship and then his car, his phone, his house, even his typewriter, and is forced to move into a Jews' House (the last step before the camps), put his cat to death (Jews may not own pets), and suffer countless other indignities. Despite the danger his diaries would pose if discovered, Klemperer sees it as his duty to record events. "I continue to write," he notes in 1941 after a terrifying run-in with the police. "This is my heroics. I want to bear witness, precise witness, until the very end." When a neighbor remarks that, in his isolation, Klemperer will not be able to cover the main events of the war, he writes: "It's not the big things that are important, but the everyday life of tyranny, which may be forgotten. A thousand mosquito bites are worse than a blow on the head. I observe, I note, the mosquito bites." This book covers the years from 1933 to 1941. Volume Two, from 1941 to 1945, will be published in 1999.

I Will Bear Witness: 1942-1945

Author: Victor Klemperer

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: History

Page: 556

View: 9637

A second volume of the author's remarkable firsthand account of life in Nazi Germany chronicles the worst years of the war, including the bombing of Dresden and his escape from deportation to a Jewish concentration camp by advancing American troops. 50,000 first printing.

Qualitative Inquiry

The Path of Sciencing

Author: Rosemarie Rizzo Parse

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763718428


Page: 367

View: 7167


I Will Bear Witness: 1933-1941

Author: Victor Klemperer

Publisher: Modern Library (Paperback)

ISBN: 0375753788

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 519

View: 3954

The author recounts daily life under the Nazis from Hitler's rise to power to the eve of World War II, describing the gradual tightening of Nazi control over every aspect of his life

I will bear witness

Author: Victor Klemperer

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0375756973

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 519

View: 4238

The author's firsthand account of life in Nazi Germany chronicles the escalation of the war, including the bombing of Dresden and his escape from deportation to a Jewish concentration camp.

Bearing Witness to Epiphany

Persons, Things, and the Nature of Erotic Life

Author: John Russon

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438425047

Category: Philosophy

Page: 156

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Makes the novel argument that erotic life is the real sphere of human freedom.

Bearing Witness

A Zen Master's Lessons in Making Peace

Author: Bernie Glassman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101625252

Category: Religion

Page: 185

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Zen practitioner and non-profit community developer Bernie Glassman offers powerful teaching stories that illustrate ways of making peace one moment at a time. Each chapter focuses on an event or person and demonstrates how a particular peacemaker vow is put into practice. Through these stories and Glassman's personal testimony we come to understand the essence of peacemaking.

Bearing Witness Against Sin

The Evangelical Birth of the American Social Movement

Author: Michael P. Young

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226960862

Category: History

Page: 256

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During the 1830s the United States experienced a wave of movements for social change over temperance, the abolition of slavery, anti-vice activism, and a host of other moral reforms. Michael Young argues for the first time in Bearing Witness against Sin that together they represented a distinctive new style of mobilization—one that prefigured contemporary forms of social protest by underscoring the role of national religious structures and cultural schemas. In this book, Young identifies a new strain of protest that challenged antebellum Americans to take personal responsibility for reforming social problems.In this period activists demanded that social problems like drinking and slaveholding be recognized as national sins unsurpassed in their evil and immorality. This newly awakened consciousness undergirded by a confessional style of protest, seized the American imagination and galvanized thousands of people. Such a phenomenon, Young argues, helps explain the lives of charismatic reformers such as William Lloyd Garrison and the Grimké sisters, among others. Marshalling lively historical materials, including letters and life histories of reformers, Bearing Witness against Sin is a revelatory account of how religion lay at the heart of social reform.

Bearing Witness

Psychoanalytic Work with People Traumatized by Torture and State Violence

Author: Andrés Gautier,Anna Sabatini Scalmati

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1855757966

Category: Medical

Page: 172

View: 9516

`Under the skilful editorship of Andres Gautier and Anna Sabatini Scalmati, this book asks both psychoanalysts and politicians a question that goes right to the heart of their "impossible professions"... In their discussion of torture, the contributors to this book write of what its victims cannot put into words and the work that has to be done with them to that end. Working with a victim's account of a traumatic experience goes much further than any debriefing technique would have us believe. Above all, victims need someone to listen carefully to what they have to say: that person will be the first to offer a refuge for the pain of those who have no internal "shelter" of their own. The authors go on to discuss the kind of mental processing that can free victims from their unspeakable trauma, a trauma that has no framework in time or words with which to express it.' Rene Kaes from the Foreword

Sermons and Other Practical Works

Consisting of Above One Hundred and Fifty Sermons Besides His Poetical Pieces. To which is Prefixed an Account of the Author's Life and Writings with an Elegiac Poem, and Large Contents

Author: Ralph Erskine

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sermons

Page: N.A

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Preaching Through Luke

The Gospel as Catechism

Author: James C. Goodloe IV

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630872636

Category: Religion

Page: 338

View: 5870

Luke wrote this Gospel so that you [Theophilus] may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught [i.e., catechesis] (1:4). It proceeds with a barrage of questions. The first comes from Zechariah: How shall I know? (1:18). This is a question of knowledge. The angel Gabriel answers that we shall know by the word of God (1:19). The second comes from Mary: How will this be? (1:34). This is a question of agency, of how the Son of God can become human. Gabriel answers that it will be by the power of God (1:35). The third comes from Elizabeth: Why me? (1:43). Why should the gospel of Jesus Christ come to her? Mary answers that it has to do with God's choice, election, mercy, and salvation (1:47-55). The fourth has to do with John: What then will this child be? (1:66). Zechariah answers that he will be a prophet (1:76-79). John is not the Christ, but he will go before the Christ. Thus begins the catechism according to Luke, a series of questions in order that we may have certainty concerning the things we have been taught.