Christian Wolff's Oeconomica in the context of public welfare
Author: Antonia Karaisl von Karais
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Business & Economics
The book focuses on methodology, argument and context of 18th century philosopher Christian Wolff’s last book, the Oeconomica. This work, a rationalist guide to household morality, is discussed in conjunction with Wolff's natural law-based welfare state theory. A case study at a cross-section of philosophy, political science and history, it dissects the ideological conflation of private and public interest in the absolutist state.
Good preaching is not simply a matter of communicating the gospel message. Rather, it is an invitation to encounter the living God who dwells within that message. Distilling forty years of preaching experience into a single book, God Is in the House is a highly practical tool for all those seeking to strengthen their preaching ministry. It draws on Scripture’s many images of God as architect and builder to guide its readers through the process of shaping effective sermons. Both manifesto and manual, it addresses the overall role and significance of preaching, while also exploring the specific elements a sermon should contain. Full-length examples are included for illustration, and each chapter has practical exercises to aid the reader in integrating new tools into their homiletic practice. This book offers a fresh and imaginative model for thinking about the process of designing and delivering sermons. It is an excellent resource for both experienced and developing preachers.
This book is about the great wealth transfer that is now occurring. The wealth is being taken out of the hands of ungodly people, and it is now being placed in the hands of the believing Christians who, by faith and grace, have received the wealth and riches of the earth. This wealth transference is an ongoing occurrence orchestrated by God Almighty through his son, Jesus Christ.
Ruth Stone has always eschewed self-promotion and, in the words of Leslie Fiedler, "has never been a member of any school or clique or gaggle of mutual admirers." But her poems speak so vibrantly for her that she cannot be ignored. In her preface to this volume, Sandra M. Gilbert declares that Stone’s "intense attention to the ordinary transforms it into (or reveals it as) the extraordinary. Her passionate verses evoke impassioned responses." At the same time, Gilbert continues, the essays collected here "consistently testify to Stone’s radical unworldliness, in particular her insouciant contempt for the 'floor walkers and straw bosses’ who sometimes seem to control the poetry 'factory’ both inside and outside the university." Wendy Barker and Sandra Gilbert have organized the book into three sections: "Knowing Ruth Stone," "A Life of Art," and "Reading Ruth Stone." In "Knowing Ruth Stone," writers of different generations who have known the poet over the years provide memoirs. Noting Stone’s singularity, Fiedler points out that "she resists all labels" and is "one of the few contemporaries whom it is possible to think of simply as a 'poet.’" Sharon Olds defines her vitality ("A Ruth Stone poem feels alive in the hands"), and Jan Freeman praises her aesthetic intensity ("Everything in the life of Ruth Stone is integrated with poetry"). "A Life of Art" sketches the outlines of Stone’s career and traces her evolution as a poet. Barker and Norman Friedman, for example, trace her development from the "high spirits and elegant craft" of her first volume--In an Iridescent Time-- through the "deepening shadows," "poignant wit," and "bittersweet meditations" of her later work. In interviews separated by decades (one in the 1970s and one in the 1990s), Sandra Gilbert and Robert Bradley discuss with Stone her own sense of her aesthetic origins and literary growth. "Reading Ruth Stone" is an examination of Stone’s key themes and modes. Diane Wakoski and Diana O’Hehir focus on the tragicomic vision that colors much of her work; Kevin Clark and Elyse Blankley explore the political aspects of her poetry; Roger Gilbert analyzes her "often uncannily astute insights into the 'otherness’ of other lives"; Janet Lowery and Kandace Brill Lombart draw on the biographical background of Stone’s "grief work"; and Sandra Gilbert studies her caritas, her empathic love that redeems pain.
This data-driven book analyzes factors that will improve the efficiency and quality of the American health care delivery system through the lens of physician supply in an era of managed care. Presenting policy recommendations and a broad range of perspectives from conversations with experts in health economics, medical education, and health policy, Scheffler's work makes accessible a critical and complex area of health care.
Wondering what to do now that the kids have flown the coop? Look no further than Turning Points for Empty Nesters, wherein answers to the questions and challenges now facing you reside. Fuel-for-the-journey chapters address issues such as redefining and rediscovering yourself, deliberate downsizing, dealing with depression, balancing new responsibilities, becoming part of the sandwich generation, living with a renewed purpose, and so much more. Filled with sage advice and practical, biblically-based guidance, this unique volume will help you devise a new flight pattern as you navigate your way through the rest of your fabulous life.
The story starts in London, where two friends Kitty Baillie and Isobel Logan live in Isobel's hotel room. Kitty has been mourning her husband's death for some time, and both of them start to feel the need for a change in order to move on with their lives. Kitty wants to stay in London and rents a place, while Isobel goes to Scotland where she falls in love with an old historic house in the Scottish borders.