Doing Good, Departing from Evil: Research Findings in the Twenty-First Century

Doing Good, Departing from Evil: Research Findings in the Twenty-First Century

by Carole J. Lambert (Editor)


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Doing Good, Departing from Evil: Research Findings in the Twenty-First Century emphasizes that goodness must be actively enacted, not abstractly discussed, that evil is present and must be fought, and that in-depth research into problems provides wisdom to proceed with that battle in the new century. Eleven scholars investigate problematic topics and offer potential guidance about racism, propaganda, marital tensions, educational inequities, college dropouts, elders’ depression, neglect of the disabled, and even peacemaking between faith-based and secular social work agencies as well as Israelis and Palestinians. This collection offers no easy answers to complex problems, but points the way to potentially positive modes of mending the world, and invites readers to share in this challenging task.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433103605
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 11/25/2008
Series: American University Studies Series: Series 7: Theology and Religion , #279
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Editor: Carole J. Lambert is Professor of English and Director of Research at Azusa Pacific University in California. In addition to four National Endowment for the Humanities grants, she received a Fulbright fellowship to conduct research in Brussels, Belgium. She is the author of The Empty Cross: Medieval Hopes, Modern Futility in the Theater of Maurice Maeterlinck, Paul Claudel, August Strindberg, and Georg Kaiser (1990) and Is God Man’s Friend? Theodicy and Friendship in Elie Wiesel’s Novels (Lang, 2006), as well as co-editor, with William D. Brewer, of Essays on the Modern Identity (Lang, 2000). She earned her Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and has published widely in several journals.

Table of Contents

Contents: Carole J. Lambert: Introduction – Thomas Allbaugh: When Good Meaning Is Hard to Find: Reading Flannery O’Connor’s Good Man as a Quest for the Good – Mark A. Eaton: Do the Right Thing: Ernest Gaines’s A Lesson before Dying – Thomas Parham: Why Do Heathens Make the Best Christian Films? (The Remix) – Kimberly Battle-Walters Denu: For Better or Worse. . . Is Marriage a Good Thing? Christian Women Give Advice to Singles before They Say «I Do» – Chinaka S. DomNwachukwu: Through the Eyes of Faith: The Mandate of Teacher Goodness – Karen A. Longman: Maximizing the College Experience: Drawing out the Best in Students – Beverly Hardcastle Stanford: Through Wise Eyes: Thriving Elder Women’s Perspectives on Thriving in Elder Adulthood – Kathleen Tangenberg: Spiritual and Moral Dimensions of Faith Related Social Services – Robert Duke: Peacemaking Left Behind: Can Orthopathy Help Evangelicals Promote Peace? – Kevin S. Reimer: The Transforming Moment: Compassionate Love and Disability in L’Arche – Why Research «Good» Topics? Statements by the Authors about Why They Chose Their Subjects.

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