Clara Barton
Author : David Henry Burton
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release :1995
Total pages :176
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 031328945X

This book is a concise, interpretive account of the life of Clara Barton from her childhood in Massachusetts through her feats of heroism during the Civil War, her founding of the American Red Cross, which she led for 20 years, and her bitterly contested ejection from office which clouded her last decade. Clara Barton (1821-1912) led a life in the service of humanity. Undoubtedly heroic and undoubtedly generous in her impulse to aid others, she nonetheless remained a self-centered individual who could brook neither criticism nor ingratitude. Her life story is told here with sympathy and understanding without sacrificing candor or honesty.

History of Humanity: From the seventh to the sixteenth century
Author : Sigfried J. de Laet
Publisher : UNESCO
Release :1994
Total pages :682
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9231028138

Volume IV deals with the 'Middle Ages'. It starts with the expansion of Islam and closes with the discovery of the New World. Various events during this period led to a significant expansion in communications: the rapid spread of Islam and of Gengis Khan's Mongol Empire, as well as the Crusades and the development of trans-Saharan and maritime routes around Africa to the Indian Ocean, leading to multiplied exchanges between the peoples and cultures of Africa, Asia and Europe.

The Christian Vision of Humanity
Author : John Randall Sachs
Publisher : Liturgical Press
Release :1991
Total pages :112
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0814657567

The incredible technical achievements of recent history may make us feel little less than gods," but we also find much that cuts us down. When we face our own limits and failures, upon what or whom can we rely? The biblical "answer" to questions about the ultimate nature and meaning of human life begins with the experience of Semitic slaves led out of Egyptian slavery beautifully recounted in Deuteronomy 26:5-11. The New Testament presents Jesus as the culmination of God's Old Testament promise. Christian faith has a particular Vision of the world and of humanity founded upon the relationship between God and creation. Its key elements are found in the inviolable dignity of every person, the essential centrality of community, and the significance of human action. These are the main themes of a Christian anthropology developed in this book. "

In the Name of Humanity
Author : Ilana Feldman,Miriam Ticktin
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release :2010-11-30
Total pages :380
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780822348214

Anthropological and cultural critics ask what it means to govern, fight, and care in the name of humanity, examining the question through the lenses of biotechnology, the environment, and human rights.

Humanity and Self-cultivation
Author : Weiming Tu
Publisher : Cheng & Tsui
Release :1998
Total pages :364
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0887273173

This first paperback edition of a renowned collection of essays by noted scholar of Chinese history and philosophy Tu Wei-ming includes a new introductory essay by Robert Cummings Neville, Dean of

Crimes Against Humanity in International Criminal Law
Author : M. Cherif Bassiouni
Publisher : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Release :1999-07-27
Total pages :610
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9789041112224

Of the ICTR Statute.

The Good in Nature and Humanity
Author : Stephen R. Kellert,Timothy J. Farnham,Timothy Farnham
Publisher : Island Press
Release :2002
Total pages :278
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1559638389

The good in nature and humanity brings together 20 leading thinkers and writers - including Ursula Goodenough, Lynn Margulis, Dorion Sagan, Carl Safina, David Petersen, Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, and Barry Lopez - to examine the divide between faith and reason, and to seek a means for developing an environmental ethic that will help us confront two of our most imperiling crises: global environmental destruction and an impoverished spirituality. The book explores the ways in which science, spirit, and religion can guide the experience and understanding of our ongoing relationship with the natural world and examines how the integration of science and spirituality can equip us to make wiser choices in using and managing the natural environment. The book also provides compelling stories that offer a narrative understanding of the relations among science, spirit, and nature. Grounded in the premise that neither science nor religion can by itself resolve the prevailing malaise of environmental and moral decline, contributors seek viable approaches to averting environmental catastrophe and, to achieving a more harmonious relationship with the natural world.

History, Humanity and Evolution
Author : James Richard Moore
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release :2002-10-03
Total pages :444
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0521524784

Essays by prominent scholars in the history of evolutionary thought, with additional contributions by the dedicatee.

Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes
Author : Machteld Boot
Publisher : Intersentia nv
Release :2002
Total pages :708
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9789050952163

3.1 The Tokyo Charter

Ritual and Religion in the Making of Humanity
Author : Roy A. Rappaport,Rappaport, Roy Abraham Rappaport
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release :1999-03-25
Total pages :535
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0521296900

A comprehensive analysis of religion's evolutionary significance and a study of its main component, ritual.

Empire of Humanity
Author : Michael Barnett
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release :2011-03-03
Total pages :312
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 080146109X

Empire of Humanity explores humanitarianism’s remarkable growth from its humble origins in the early nineteenth century to its current prominence in global life. In contrast to most contemporary accounts of humanitarianism that concentrate on the last two decades, Michael Barnett ties the past to the present, connecting the antislavery and missionary movements of the nineteenth century to today’s peacebuilding missions, the Cold War interventions in places like Biafra and Cambodia to post–Cold War humanitarian operations in regions such as the Great Lakes of Africa and the Balkans; and the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in 1863 to the emergence of the major international humanitarian organizations of the twentieth century. Based on extensive archival work, close encounters with many of today’s leading international agencies, and interviews with dozens of aid workers in the field and at headquarters, Empire of Humanity provides a history that is both global and intimate. Avoiding both romanticism and cynicism, Empire of Humanity explores humanitarianism’s enduring themes, trends, and, most strikingly, ethical ambiguities. Humanitarianism hopes to change the world, but the world has left its mark on humanitarianism. Humanitarianism has undergone three distinct global ages—imperial, postcolonial, and liberal—each of which has shaped what humanitarianism can do and what it is. The world has produced not one humanitarianism, but instead varieties of humanitarianism. Furthermore, Barnett observes that the world of humanitarianism is divided between an emergency camp that wants to save lives and nothing else and an alchemist camp that wants to remove the causes of suffering. These camps offer different visions of what are the purpose and principles of humanitarianism, and, accordingly respond differently to the same global challenges and humanitarianism emergencies. Humanitarianism has developed a metropolis of global institutions of care, amounting to a global governance of humanity. This humanitarian governance, Barnett observes, is an empire of humanity: it exercises power over the very individuals it hopes to emancipate. Although many use humanitarianism as a symbol of moral progress, Barnett provocatively argues that humanitarianism has undergone its most impressive gains after moments of radical inhumanity, when the "international community" believes that it must atone for its sins and reduce the breach between what we do and who we think we are. Humanitarianism is not only about the needs of its beneficiaries; it also is about the needs of the compassionate.

The Humanity of Muhammad
Author : Craig Considine
Publisher :
Release :2020
Total pages :176
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1682065294

In this overview of Muhammad's life and legacy, prominent scholar Craig Considine provides a sociological analysis of Muhammad's teachings and example. Considine shows how the Prophet embraced religious pluralism, envisioned a civic nation, stood for anti-racism, advocated for seeking knowledge, initiated women's rights, and followed the Golden Rule.

Hiding from Humanity
Author : Martha C. Nussbaum
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release :2009-01-10
Total pages :432
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781400825943

Should laws about sex and pornography be based on social conventions about what is disgusting? Should felons be required to display bumper stickers or wear T-shirts that announce their crimes? This powerful and elegantly written book, by one of America's most influential philosophers, presents a critique of the role that shame and disgust play in our individual and social lives and, in particular, in the law. Martha Nussbaum argues that we should be wary of these emotions because they are associated in troubling ways with a desire to hide from our humanity, embodying an unrealistic and sometimes pathological wish to be invulnerable. Nussbaum argues that the thought-content of disgust embodies "magical ideas of contamination, and impossible aspirations to purity that are just not in line with human life as we know it." She argues that disgust should never be the basis for criminalizing an act, or play either the aggravating or the mitigating role in criminal law it currently does. She writes that we should be similarly suspicious of what she calls "primitive shame," a shame "at the very fact of human imperfection," and she is harshly critical of the role that such shame plays in certain punishments. Drawing on an extraordinarily rich variety of philosophical, psychological, and historical references--from Aristotle and Freud to Nazi ideas about purity--and on legal examples as diverse as the trials of Oscar Wilde and the Martha Stewart insider trading case, this is a major work of legal and moral philosophy.

Herder on Nationality, Humanity, and History
Author : Frederick M. Barnard
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release :2003
Total pages :185
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0773525696

The core of J.G. Herder's philosophy of nationalism lies in the conviction that human creativity must be embedded in the particular culture of a communal language. While he acknowledged that this cultural particular must be integrated into a more universal humanity, he insisted that each culture should preserve its incommensurable distinctiveness. He also called for a new method of enquiry regarding history, one that demands empathetic sensitivity toward the uniquely individual while realizing that there are few gains without losses. F.M. Barnard demonstrates that Herder, despite his innovative work on the idea of nationality, was fully aware of the dangers of ethnic fanaticism, but also of the hazards of what is now known as globalization, recognizing that these must be tempered by a sense of universal humanity. Barnard shows that Herder anticipated modern theories of the dynamics of cultures and traditions through the problematic interplay of persistence and change and that his speculations on cultural and political pluralism, on language as a democratic bond, and on the possible fusion of communitarian and liberal dimensions of public life remain relevant to contemporary debates

Forging a Convention for Crimes against Humanity
Author : Leila Nadya Sadat
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release :2011-03-28
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781139495820

Crimes against humanity were one of the three categories of crimes elaborated in the Nuremberg Charter. However, unlike genocide and war crimes, they were never set out in a comprehensive international convention. This book represents an effort to complete the Nuremberg legacy by filling this gap. It contains a complete text of a proposed convention on crimes against humanity in English and in French, a comprehensive history of the proposed convention, and fifteen original papers written by leading experts on international criminal law. The papers contain reflections on various aspects of crimes against humanity, including gender crimes, universal jurisdiction, the history of codification efforts, the responsibility to protect, ethnic cleansing, peace and justice dilemmas, amnesties and immunities, the jurisprudence of the ad hoc tribunals, the definition of the crime in customary international law, the ICC definition, the architecture of international criminal justice, modes of criminal participation, crimes against humanity and terrorism, and the inter-state enforcement regime.

Cultivating Humanity
Author : Martha C. Nussbaum
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release :1998-10-01
Total pages :344
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780674735477

How can higher education today create a community of critical thinkers and searchers for truth that transcends the boundaries of class, gender, and nation? Martha C. Nussbaum, philosopher and classicist, argues that contemporary curricular reform is already producing such “citizens of the world” in its advocacy of diverse forms of cross-cultural studies. Her vigorous defense of “the new education” is rooted in Seneca’s ideal of the citizen who scrutinizes tradition critically and who respects the ability to reason wherever it is found—in rich or poor, native or foreigner, female or male. Drawing on Socrates and the Stoics, Nussbaum establishes three core values of liberal education: critical self-examination, the ideal of the world citizen, and the development of the narrative imagination. Then, taking us into classrooms and campuses across the nation, including prominent research universities, small independent colleges, and religious institutions, she shows how these values are (and in some instances are not) being embodied in particular courses. She defends such burgeoning subject areas as gender, minority, and gay studies against charges of moral relativism and low standards, and underscores their dynamic and fundamental contribution to critical reasoning and world citizenship. For Nussbaum, liberal education is alive and well on American campuses in the late twentieth century. It is not only viable, promising, and constructive, but it is essential to a democratic society. Taking up the challenge of conservative critics of academe, she argues persuasively that sustained reform in the aim and content of liberal education is the most vital and invigorating force in higher education today.

Cengage Advantage Books: Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Author : James Peoples,Garrick Bailey
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release :2008-03-03
Total pages :480
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780495508748

Using engaging stories and clear writing, ADVANTAGE BOOKS: HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Eighth Edition introduces cultural anthropology within a solid framework centered around globalization and culture change. Peoples and Bailey focus on the social and cultural consequences of globalization, emphasizing culture change and world problems. The book's engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century. As you explore more contemporary issues, including recent debates on gay marriage, cultural and economic globalization, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures, you'll gain a better understanding of the cultural information you need to successfully navigate in today's global economy. The authors emphasize the diversity of humanity and reveal why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical in the modern world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Humanity and Divinity of Christ
Author : John Knox
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release :1967-07
Total pages :132
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0521094143

Professor Knox considers the several attitudes towards Christ's humanity adopted by the Early Church, and discusses ways in which modern Christians should consider the humanity of Christ. This clear account of a complex subject is designed for both the scholar and thoughtful layman.

Teilhard and the Future of Humanity
Author : Thierry Meynard
Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
Release :2006
Total pages :185
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0823226905

Fifty years after his death, the thought of the French scientist and Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) continues to inspire new ways of understanding humanity's future. Trained as a paleontologist and philosopher, Teilhard was an innovative synthesizer of science and religion, developing an idea of evolution as an unfolding of material and mental worlds into an integrated, holistic universe at what he called the Omega Point. His books, such as the bestselling The Phenomenon of Man, have influenced generations of ecologists, environmentalists, planners, and others concerned with the fate of the earth. This book brings together original essays by leading experts who reflect on Teilhard's legacy for today's globalized world. They explore such topics as: the idea of God and the person; quantum reality and Teilhard's vision; spiritual resources for the future; politics and economics; and a charter for co-evolution.

The Humanity of God
Author : Karl Barth
Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
Release :1960-01-01
Total pages :96
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0804206120

These three essays show how Karl Barth's later work moved beyond his revolt against the theology dominant in the first decades of this century.