Hoffnungsinseln Islands of Hope

These refuges are called “Islands of Hope”... Hope for what or for whom? And why? First of all we think of those species that are in real danger of becoming extinct if nothing is done. Though, in the proper sense, onehas to admit that a ...

Author: Matthias Wörne

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783743191259

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

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Inspiriert vom Geschehen in der Natur, von menschlicher Begegnung und von Märchenerzählungen machen diese Gedichte (überwiegend in Deutsch, teils in Englisch) Mut, das Herz offen zu halten und dem Leben zu vertrauen.

Understanding Hope and Its Implications for Consumer Behavior

extant literature and disentangles hope from related but conceptually distinct concepts, including hopefulness. A second contribution is the articulation of a typology of consumer hope that recognizes that consumers can experience hope ...

Author: Deborah J. MacInnis

Publisher: Now Publishers Inc

ISBN: 9781601980366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

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Understanding Hope and its Implications for Consumer Behavior sheds light on the relevance and importance of hope to consumer behavior. The authors explore the conceptual meaning of hope and a definition of hope and the constituent elements that underlie it is articulated.

Never Beyond Hope

( 1 Pet 1 : 3-9 ) Do we need hope ? Yes . May Christians hope ? Yes . Are we ever beyond hope ? No. Is the greatness of our hope an index of the graciousness of God ? Yes . Does our hope of salvation bring joy , energy , faithfulness ...

Author: J. I. Packer

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830832726

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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For all those who have ever felt useless to God, J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom offer this encouraging look at characters from Scripture who all failed, but who God used for his glory. Includes study questions, prayer suggestions and journaling ideas.

Hope for the Troubled Heart

Perhaps the greatest psychological, spiritual, and medical need that all people have is the need for hope. Dr. McNair Wilson, the famous cardiologist, remarked in his autobiography, Doctor's Progress, “Hope is the medicine I use more ...

Author: Billy Graham

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418515706

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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What hopeless situation troubles your heart? The death of a loved one? The memories of childhood abuse? The diagnosis of terminal illness? The strain of financial failure? A stormy marriage? A body wracked by pain? A lonely sense of emptiness? Into your hopeless situation comes beloved evangelist Billy Graham bearing God's gift of hope, one of the strongest "medicines" known to humanity, an amazing resource that "can cure nearly everything." Filled with unforgettable stories of real-life people and irrefutable lessons of biblical wisdom, Hope for the Troubled Heart inspires and encourages you with God's healing and strengthening truths. It shows you how to cope when your heart is breaking, how to pray through your pain, how to avoid the dark pit of resentment and bitterness, and how to be a comforter to others who hurt. You'll be reminded that "before we can grasp any meaning from suffering we must rest in God's unfailing love." And you'll find the "joy to be discovered in the midst of suffering." Here you'll learn how hope helps troubled hearts find peace.

An Unpromising Hope

Ornery hope, counter-hegemonic hope is yet another possibility. Belief may aid such hope and may be formed and reformed by it. Yet this hope, beyond belief, is both born and nourished in acts of hegemonic disruption and transgression.

Author: Thomas R. Gaulke

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725296930

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Written in a theopoetic key, this book challenges Christian reliance on the motif of promise, especially where promise is regarded as a prerequisite for the experience of hope. It pursues instead an unpromising hope available to the agnostic or belief-fluid members and leaders of faith communities. The book rejects any theological judgement about doubt and hopelessness being sinful. It also rejects any hope which is grounded in a sense of Christian supremacy. Chapter 1 focuses on Ernst Bloch’s antifascist concept of utopian surplus, putting Bloch in conversation with queer theorist José Esteban Muñoz and womanist theologian M. Shawn Copeland. Chapter 2 explores the saudadic and theopoetic hope of Rubem Alves. Chapter 3 turns to the womanist theologies of Delores Williams, Emilie Townes, and A. Elaine Brown Crawford. Finally, chapter 4 engages the post-colonial eschatology of Vítor Westhelle, framing hope as nearby in space, rather than nearby in time. Each chapter offers an unpromising hope that may be tapped into by those who wish to affirm belief-fluidity in their own communities, and by those who wish to speak of hope honestly, whether or not, at any given moment, they believe in God or in the promises of a god.

Our Only Hope

Thus hope is disseminated for the hopeless. The future is inaugurated, not by way of examples and commands, but through the love, the patience, and the sacrifice of God.”130 The hope that Bloch describes faces an open future, ...

Author: Margaret B. Adam

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621898221

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The most popular source of theological hope for American Christians is that of Jurgen Moltmann. Preachers, teachers, and lay people reflect Moltmann's influence, with their hope in a this-worldly eschatology and a suffering God. However, an exclusive reliance on that hope deprives the church of crucial resources in the face of global economic, environmental, and military crises. This book explores Moltmannian hope and considers its costs before looking elsewhere for additional contributions, from Thomas Aquinas's theological virtue of hope to nihilism and beyond, in order to encourage the church to sustain and practice hope in Jesus Christ, our only hope.

Live Hope Minute

the McDonald's Happy Meal really give hope as their commercial suggests? Advertisers use the allure of hope to get us to do what they want. But true hope is deeper than anything a consumeristic transaction could ever promise.

Author: Mark Smeby

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 9781424555680

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Become a champion of hope! As we see chaos in the world around us, we want to have hope. But what is hope, and where does it come from? Hope is more than simple optimism that things get better, or a finger-crossed wishing that things go our way. Live Hope Minute explores the life-transforming concept of true hope and how to keep a godly perspective in our current circumstances. Through these short, inspiring devotions: • Your hope will become grounded in unshakeable faith. • Your life will become marked by love that you cannot help but give away. • Your vision will grow and keep you moving toward God and his plan for your life. When you discover true hope, you will find you are building your house on the rock that will not move. Regardless of the storms and challenges you face, you can demonstrate to those around you that life is more than just what we can see or feel. Be amazed at the power and comfort God’s hope can offer.

Hope and Education

Mutuality is then both a source for and a potential outcome of hope, the latter of which is closely bound up with the willingness to experiment, to make choices, to be adventurous. Accordingly, hope has a creative role in encouraging ...

Author: Professor David Halpin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134569007

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This book is a rallying cry to teachers at a time when many in the profession feel profoundly pessimistic about their work and the future of education. In this uplifting book, David Halpin suggests ways of putting the hope back into education, exploring the value of and need for utopian thinking in discussions of the purpose of education and school policy. David Halpin does not attempt to predict the future of schooling. Rather, he discusses the attitude educators should adopt about its reform and the prospect of educational change. He suggests that educators need to adopt a militant optimism of the will, applying aspects of the utopian imagination through which hopefulness can be brought to bear on educational situations. This important book will stimulate fresh thinking about school reform. It will be interesting reading for those studying for Masters and Doctoral degrees in education, and academics, researchers and policy makers working in the same field.

Treasures of Hope

Testimonies of Hope Teresa S. Johnson. Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Free Indeed! 1 2. Hidden Treasures 5 3. A Deficit of Praise 4. This Too Shall Pass 5. Are you Up for the Fight? 6. How did I get here...Suicidal Thoughts?

Author: Teresa S. Johnson

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781449095628

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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We all have treasures within. When we explore those treasures, “we offer hope to a dying world.” Treasures of hope will release so many others to share their experiences without guilt, shame or condemnation. Even the soft spoken will begin to allow their stories to burst forth like thunder. In order to become an overcomer, deliverance of some sort has to take place. We have each been given a gift, not a gift of gab, but a gift of the word of our testimony. When we use our testimonies to glorify God we show others that though there will always be “tests” the “monies” are never too far behind. Move outside of yourself and inspire others to live. Come out of bondage to secrecy.

Finding Hope

He took a picture of Hope off the mantel. “She looks like you.” “She's my daughter.” “Pretty girl. Does she live with her father?” “No,” she said. He looked at the photo again and then back at Emily, and she saw a light bulb go off in ...

Author: Stacy Finz

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 9781601833402

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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The small mountain town of Nugget, California, is way off the beaten path. But somehow it helps the lost and lonely find a new beginning in life—and in love. . . One solitary day at a time is the only way cookbook writer Emily Mathews can restart her life—and cope with consuming loss. Still, the former city girl is finding all kinds of odd inspiration and advice from Nugget's proudly eccentric residents on everything from new recipes to opening her heart again. Especially when it comes to her rugged rancher landlord . . . His no-drama new tenant is the first break Clay McCreedy has had in a long time. He's got his hands full enough dealing with his wife's scandalous death and his sons' unresolved grief. Clay can't help but be drawn to Emily's quiet understanding and strength. When their fragile trust turns into passionate healing, he longs for much more. And when both their pasts come calling, he's determined not to walk away. . . Praise For Stacy Finz “Finz is a unique new voice. Nugget, California is a charming small town filled with inventive characters and sweet romance."--Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author of the Lucky Harbor Series "Tender and touching, Stacy Finz writes romance with heart."--Marina Adair, #1 National bestselling author of Summer in Napa 101,000 Words

The New Hope Times

To some in economic crisis, hope is about holding on to what financial security you have, keeping your job, and providing for your family. To others struggling with sickness, hope is finding a cure or responding posi- tively to ...

Author: Wayne Abel

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 9781621363880

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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You Can Inspire Hope Every Day

Education in Hope

The “ dehumanization of an unjust order is cause for hope ” in Freire's estimation , because awareness of the situation carries with it the potential for human agency to work to change the concrete situation ( 1997 : 73 ) .

Author: Tony Monchinski

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433108453

Category: Education

Page: 215

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"Although most progressive thinkers have always assumed that a good education must be connected to an universal ethical code, no one has yet spelled out how such a connection is to be primordial in the educational process--that is until Tony Monchinski undertook such a task in this book. By first analyzing the pedagogical works of John Dewey, Paulo Freire, and such feminists as Carol Gilligan who first posited the link between education and the ethic of care, Monchinski is able to show how such a link is especially needed today. That link, Monchinski brilliantly insists, is fundamental to all critical theories of pedagogy."--John Gerassi, Professor of Political Science, Queens College, City University of New York.

Nurturing Faith and Hope

make faith and hope concretely felt in and beyond the congregation through actions intended to make a better world. I have become aware of the depth of this search from the poignant queries of youth who are part of congregations: “Faith ...

Author: Anne E. Streaty Wimberly

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781608992348

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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""Wimberly's latest work presents pastors, church lay leaders and scholars with a new lens to think critically and joyously about how Christian education undergirds and supports the worship experience in nurturing faith and hope in black parishioners."" --David L. Wallace, Sr., Dean, Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary The Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia ""This highly recommended work provides a thoughtful yet comprehensive framework of the black Christian worshipping community as the context where faith and hope are nurtured."" --Marsha Snulligan Haney, Associate Professor of Missiology and Religions of the World, The Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia ""This is a must read for all pastors and worship designers who desire to make worship relevant for African American Congregations."" --Cecelia M. Long, former General Secretariat of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women in the United Methodist Church ""Innovative, dynamic, thought provoking, and inspiring. A must read for pastors, church leaders, Christian educators, and anyone interested in revitalizing Christian education in the 21st Century."" --Yolanda Y. Smith, Assistant Professor of Christian Education, Yale University Divinity School, and author of Reclaiming the Spirituals: New Possibilities for African American Christian Education ""Dr. Wimberly has seized upon the, heretofore, unspoken wisdom of the black church . . . Local church laity and clergy will easily access this fine work for local churches."" --Lynne Westfield, Assistant Professor of Christian Education, Drew Theological School, Madison, New Jersey ""Wimberly understands comprehensively the ways education is embodied in congregational life. Indeed, she invites us to nurture faith and hope."" --Jack L. Seymour, Professor of Religious Education and Academic Dean, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston. Illinois Anne E. Streaty Wimberly is Professor of Christian Education at The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of several books including Soul Stories: African American Christian Education (1994).

Hogan S Hope

Hope remained constant and trustworthy. My life began with great distress but transformed into a dream of hope come true in every aspect. Life as I knew it on this earth with Mama became frail and began to fade.

Author: Connie Bombaci

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532014628

Category: Pets

Page: 152

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Five-Star Readers' Favorite Review Award-Winning Finalist in the 2017 Best Book Awards Endorsed by Dennis Murphy, NBC Dateline Correspondent and five-time Emmy Award winner Foreword by Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, Professor Emeritus, Animal Behaviorist, Tufts University Deaf dogs are often mistreated, abandoned, or even destroyed. Hogan's Hope is the tale of a legendary deaf canine hero who, after being rescued from severe abuse, prevailed as he learned American Sign Language and provided the hope of life, not death, for deaf dogs worldwide. His courage to overcome prejudices and myths continues to provide inspiration to anyone - human or pet - that success and genuine love are truly possible. This valiant deaf dog reveals that by choosing hope anyone's dreams can come true and the world can be filled with steadfast faith, pure joy, and unconditional love. Hogan's Hope, like the book Tuesday's Promise by New York Times bestselling author, Luis Carlos Montalvan, shares the deep devotion and dedicated bond between Hogan and his human. Hogan touches the soul and encourages people to find real love and meaning in their lives despite any challenge. Similar to Hannah in Devoted, Hogan inspires readers to examine their hearts, discover the faithfulness of true and meaningful relationships, and learn from the loyalty of our four-legged heroes. And, by discovering a new world beyond the door of the metal cage, some say that he's similar to Lucy in The Chronicles of Narnia and The Little Prince searching each adventure with great anticipation. He met each new day as a wonderful adventure to learn, to accept, and to hope. His purpose in life was to love his human with indescribable adoration and to promote hope, no matter what. Hogan's fame spread through television shows such as Oprah Winfrey, Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures, Dateline, Amazing Tails, National Geographic, and Good Morning America.

J rgen Moltmann s Ethics of Hope

After the conclusion of my first three books – Theology of Hope in 1964, The Crucified God in 1972 and The Church in the Power of the Spirit in 1975 – I wanted to write an Ethics of Hope. It did not succeed at that time in spite of ...

Author: Timothy Harvie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317109983

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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This book develops a thorough account of the sphere of human moral action in sustained dialogue with Jürgen Moltmann. By examining God's role as promise-giver, particularly in the Christian understanding of resurrection, this work describes the occupancy of both history and space in moral terms. This leads to an understanding of Jesus' description of 'the kingdom of God' to feature prominently in describing both the possibility and content of human moral action. By offering an account of each of the main doctrines found in Moltmann's corpus - the role of the future, the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, and anthropology - this book locates how each contributes to the understanding of ethics from a Christian perspective and subsequently applies these findings to the contemporary issue of poverty and global economics.

Politics After Hope

A number of progressive pundits argued that with the election of Barack Obama to the presidency, intelligence and hope would once again be embraced as well as promoted as essential elements of American culture. At work in this discourse ...

Author: Henry A. Giroux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317254003

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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As the new administration moved beyond its first year in office, Obama's politics of hope increasingly has been transformed into a politics of accommodation. To many of his supporters, his quest for pragmatism and realism has become a weakness rather than a strength. By focusing on those areas where Obama grounded his own sense of possibility, Giroux critically investigates the well-being and future of young people, including the necessity to overcome racial injustices, the importance of abiding by the promise of a democracy to come, and the indisputable value of education in democracy. Giroux shows why considerations provide the ethical and political foundations for enabling hope to live up to its promises, while making civic responsibility and education central to a movement that takes democracy seriously.

Hope Joy and Affection in the Classical World

Whereas we in the modern world tend to focus on the positive aspects of hope, dwelling on the ways in which it enables ordinary people to transcend their sufferings or to accomplish extraordinary things, ancient sources seem, ...

Author: Ruth R. Caston

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190627171

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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The emotions have long been an interest for those studying ancient Greece and Rome. But while the last few decades have produced excellent studies of individual emotions and the different approaches to them by the major philosophical schools, the focus has been almost entirely on negative emotions. This might give the impression that the Greeks and Romans had little to say about positive emotion, something that would be misguided. As the chapters in this collection indicate, there are representations of positive emotions extending from archaic Greek poetry to Augustine, and in both philosophical works and literary genres as wide-ranging as lyric poetry, forensic oratory, comedy, didactic poetry, and the novel. Nor is the evidence uniform: while many of the literary representations give expression to positive emotion but also describe its loss, the philosophers offer a more optimistic assessment of the possibilities of attaining joy or contentment in this life. The positive emotions show some of the same features that all emotions do. But unlike the negative emotions, which we are able to describe and analyze in great detail because of our preoccupation with them, positive emotions tend to be harder to articulate. Hence the interest of the present study, which considers how positive emotions are described, their relationship to other emotions, the ways in which they are provoked or upset by circumstances, how they complicate and enrich our relationships with other people, and which kinds of positive emotion we should seek to integrate. The ancient works have a great deal to say about all of these topics, and for that reason deserve more study, both for our understanding of antiquity and for our understanding of the positive emotions in general.

Hope Springs Eternal

his is a book about hope and international finance. From time immemorial investors have been eager to invest abroad in risky undertakings, attracted by the hope of huge potential gains. When hope is mentioned in a financial context, ...

Author: Kim Oosterlinck

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300190915

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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In 1918, the Soviet revolutionary government repudiated the Tsarist regime's sovereign debt, triggering one of the biggest sovereign defaults ever. Yet the price of Russian bonds remained high for years. Combing French archival records, Kim Oosterlinck shows that, far from irrational, investors had legitimate reasons to hope for repayment. Soviet debt recognition, a change in government, a bailout by the French government, or French banks, or a seceding country would have guaranteed at least a partial reimbursement. As Greece and other European countries raise the possibility of sovereign default, Oosterlinck's superbly researched study is more urgent than ever.

The Public Intellectual and the Culture of Hope

The above scenes stage what I call the psychopathology of hope as a psychic glitch that is constitutive of our desires.2 Like faith, hope differs from belief, in which one seems certain that something exists. Belief doesn't need hope: ...

Author: Joel Faflak

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442665750

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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The Public Intellectual and the Culture of Hope brings together a number of winners of the Polanyi Prize in Literature – a group whose research constitutes a diversity of methodological approaches to the study of culture – to examine the rich but often troubled association between the concepts of the public, the intellectual (both the person and the condition), culture, and hope. The contributors probe the influence of intellectual life on the public sphere by reflecting on, analyzing, and re-imagining social and cultural identity. The Public Intellectual and the Culture of Hope reflects on the challenging and often vexed work of intellectualism within the public sphere by exploring how cultural materials – from foundational Enlightenment writings to contemporary, populist media spectacles – frame intellectual debates within the clear and ever-present gaze of the public writ large. These serve to illuminate how past cultures can shed light on present and future issues, as well as how current debates can reframe our approaches to older subjects.

Dreaming of Hope Street

Holguin Dreaming Of Hope Street Introduction Are you frustrated with your current living situation? Do you feel that life could be better in many ways? Do you feel like your dreams are so far outside your reach that it is pointless to ...

Author: Eder Holguin

Publisher: Eder Holguin


Category: Self-Help

Page: 285

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From Living On The Street To Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur Today, nearing forty, Eder is a successful New York entrepreneur in the online media industry and CEO of a digital marketing company. However, as a kid in the mid ’80s, he fled a frightening home life and wound up living for years on the streets of Medellin, Colombia. It was a dicey existence, in what was described during this era as the 'most dangerous place on earth'. where international drug lords like Pablo Escobar ruled, where you could be shot for looking at the wrong guy the wrong way. Dreaming of Hope Street is the story of how he went from living in the streets to become a successful entrepreneur. The book is in the classic Coming-of-Age tradition, and proves that, though life can be ugly and brutal, even the most disadvantaged can overcome the odds and find happiness, their own Hope Street. The narrative steps along and rings with authenticity; it’s often sad, shocking, but ultimately uplifting and motivational. Scroll up and grab a copy today.