Twenty Social Workers who Transformed the Lives of Thousands of People
Author: Penguin Group India
Category: Social workers
Sketches of the life and work of Baba Amte, Raghavendra Swamiji, Tushar Kanjilal, Bhagat Puran Singh, Dr. B.V. Parameswara Rao, Rukmabai Tullur, P.K.S. Madhavan, Malati Devi Choudhuri, A.R. Palanisamy, S. Ramakrishnan, Dr. Kshama Metre, Harivallabh Parikh, Kantisen Schroff, Dr. Abhay Bang and Dr. Rani Bang, Alice Garg, Rajendra Singh, Dr. Sharadkumar Dicksheet, Ratan Katyayani, Sonam Wangchuk, and Dr. Anil Joshi.
PROPHETS AND PROFITS - Architects of New India Welcome to this grand adventure - visionary, entrepreneur, executive -- Architect of New India. I have a "20-20 vision" Rao declares, challenging India to embark on 20% growth trajectory for 20 years to reach the top of Prosperity Summit and become Number One again. And build a strategic alliance with America - a democratic alternative to China. You will encounter bold ideas and practices to bring forth a new India, already the world's 10th largest economy, with the 4th largest number of dollar-billionaires. Here you will find intriguing parables and vignettes, and Beginner's Mind practices. And you will experience the power of Triple-Pro model which embodies the timeless teachings of prophets Buddha, Krishna, Chanakya. The Triple-Pro (Prosperity+Progress+Progeny) can serve as a model for yourself, your enterprise, India, the planet: Prosperity (wealth) -- Creating wealth NOW? Progress (evolution) -- Learning EVERYDAY? Progeny (legacy) Investing in the FUTURE? India's Second Golden Age begins here - with you!
Pearls from the Prophets calls you to receive greater mantels of authority. Pastor Roger Alan Dennis and Greg S. Pettys pray that as you turn each page the Holy Spirit will quicken and stir you to dive deeper into God's Word. You will be provoked in love to reach depths that will cause your faith to rise with each pearl of the next three hundred and sixty-six days. These Pearls will become the jeweled necklace adorning the Bride of Christ according to Isaiah 61: 10. Dive deep, press in and press on! Psalm 42: 7, "Deep calleth unto deep..." Roger Alan Dennis and wife Linda are pastors of Christian Assembly Church in Springfield, Illinois. Roger and his wife have been married 41 years and have three children; Roger II, Joy; her husband Justin, Jered; his wife Kelsey, and four grandchildren; Tyler, Levi, Faith and the newest; Porter. Roger and Linda have ministered in the U.S. and the Philippines with signs and wonders following. Now God has given them a heart for India. Roger operates in the gifts of healing, prophecy, spiritual discernment and has an anointing in spiritual numerics of God's timing. Contact Roger at www.alleluiafoundation.org. Greg S. Pettys experienced the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ in April of 1975 and then received a calling into the prophetic teaching ministry in 1976. His one desire is to see millions come to know Jesus Christ's total relevance. Since 2003 Greg and his family have brought the Good News into India where God has saved many through the Prophetic Word that God confirms with gifts of healings. Greg and his wife of 20 years, Johnita, are blessed with awesomely gifted Daniel, Kara Joy, James, Alicia, Kyle, and Blake. Greg may be contacted atwww.gregpettys.com
This classic work of research published by Advaita Ashrama, a Publication centre of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, India, brings under a single volume around 600 persons inspired by the ideals of Sri Ramakrishna and his disciples. Notable personalities whose connection with the Vedanta Movement in the West is delineated include Aldous Huxley, Arnold Toynbee, Albert Einstein, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Carl Jung, Mark Twain, J D Salinger and Joseph Campbell among others. For the scholars it is a mine of information presented precisely, and for the devotees of Ramakrishna, it is an inspiring account of western admiration for Ramakrishna and his disciples. (Pdf version).
This is a collection of careful, objective, historically sensitive studies of modern commentators on the Bhagavadgita, one of the basic scriptures of Hinduism, and one which has been widely read in the modern West. Experts on modern Indian religious thought show how Ghandi, Vivekananda, Radhakrishnan, Bhaktivedanta, Aurobindo, Tilak, Bhave, Sivananda, the Theosophists, and Bhankim read, used and interpreted the Gita. Collectively, the essays display the different backgrounds and orientations of the major Indian thinkers of our time. An Introduction and a Conclusion provide a perspective on the thinkers and identify common themes which are part of modern emphases.
The present work is a modest attempt to systematise Vivekanandas political ideas and preachings for the glorification of todays politics. It deals with a rich legacy of political ideas, conceived and believed by Vivekananda in the context of social, political and economic tendencies of his time. A careful study of Vivekanandas philosophy in preparing the ground for the politics of independence and giving the country a new political ideology through his re-interpretation of Vedanta and the Hindu religion. The present work is divided into five distinct chapters, the political, social and economic crisis, the early days of Swami, the concept of Vedanta, and the concept of his political ideas, besides preface and bibliography.
A Historical Anthology of Women's Spiritual Writings
Author: Shawn Madigan
Publisher: Fortress Press
Winner of Catholic Press Association Book-of-the-Year Award-Spirituality Unique in its range and depth, this lavish anthology for the first time captures in a single volume the most notable spiritual writings of leading women from all periods of Christian history. Because spirituality involves more than simply prayer and piety, Madigan has selected women whose quests for intimacy with God also involves some visionary experience or social witness. Ranging from Perpetua in the third century to Mother Teresa and Edwina Gately in this century, her volume includes writings from both European women and, in the modern period, Asian, American, and African American women. Apart from redressing the heavy gender imbalance of most histories of Christianity, this volume also provides strong historical introductions to and bibliographies of the twenty-six women whose writings are generously excerpted. Women included in this volume are: Perpetua the Martyr Pelagia the Actress Brigit of Ireland Balthild the Queen of Neustria Dhuoda of Septimania Hildegard of Bingen Heloise Mechthild of Magdeburg Gertrude the Great Hadewijch Julian of Norwich Catherine of Siena Margery Kempe Teresa of Avila Jane Frances de Chantal Sojourner Truth Maria Stewart Gabrielle Bossis Dorothy Day Caryll Houselander Pauli Murray Laura Lopez Silvia Maribel Arriola Mother Teresa Cho Wha Soon Mercy Amba Oduyoye Edwina Gately
New Religious Movements and Science in Late Twentieth-century America
Author: Benjamin E. Zeller
Publisher: NYU Press
The influenza epidemic of 1918 killed more people in one year than the Great War killed in four, sickening at least one quarter of the world's population. In Fever of War, Carol R. Byerly uncovers the startling impact of the 1918 influenza epidemic on the American army, its medical officers, and their profession, a story which has long been silenced. Through medical officers' memoirs and diaries, official reports, scientific articles, and other original sources, Byerly tells a grave tale about the limits of modern medicine and warfare. The tragedy begins with overly confident medical officers who, armed with new knowledge and technologies of modern medicine, had an inflated sense of their ability to control disease. The conditions of trench warfare on the Western Front soon outflanked medical knowledge by creating an environment where the influenza virus could mutate to a lethal strain. This new flu virus soon left medical officers’ confidence in tatters as thousands of soldiers and trainees died under their care. They also were unable to convince the War Department to reduce the crowding of troops aboard ships and in barracks which were providing ideal environments for the epidemic to thrive. After the war, and given their helplessness to control influenza, many medical officers and military leaders began to downplay the epidemic as a significant event for the U. S. army, in effect erasing this dramatic story from the American historical memory.
This book was made possible by a grant from the United Negro College and Fellowship Program, and a leave of absence by Bethune-Cookman College. It was written for the purpose of enhancing knowledge of non-violent resistance as a means of resolving social conflicts. Specifically, the book analyses the contributions of Mohandas K Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Albert J Luthuli and Desmond M Tutu to the non-violent effort. The book is dedicated both to those who have sacrificed to advance the cause of peace through non-violent resistance, and those who continue to advocate its use.
"This important book fills a gap in our knowledge.... Highly recommended."Â -- Library Journal "... highly recommended... " -- Choice "With admirable clarity and remarkable brevity, Jackson surveys the history of the movement and raises... important issues... " -- The Journal of American History An important history of the Ramakrishna movement, the very first and in many ways the most important Asian religious group to appear in the United States.