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"Gift of the Other, The"

♥ Book Title : Gift of the Other, The
♣ Name Author : Lisa Guenther
∞ Launching : 2012-02-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780791481363
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0791481360
⊕ Number Pages : Total 200 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A philosophical exploration of birth, maternity, and reproduction. Winner of the 2007 Symposium Book Award presented by Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy"Article| Lisa Guenther| Statement ..."

"The Gift of the Other"

♥ Book Title : The Gift of the Other
♣ Name Author : Andrew Shepherd
∞ Launching : 2014-09-30
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780227174845
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0227174844
⊕ Number Pages : Total 274 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "We live in an age of global capitalism and terror. In a climate of consumption and fear the unknown Other is regarded as a threat to our safety, a client to assist, or a competitor to be overcome in the struggle for scarce resources. And yet, the Christian Scriptures explicitly summon us to welcome strangers, to care for the widow and the orphan, and to build relationships with those distant from us. But how, in this world of hostility and commodification, do we practice hospitality? In The Gift of the Other, Andrew Shepherd engages deeply with the influential thought of French thinkers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, and argues that a true vision of hospitality is ultimately found not in postmodern philosophies but in the Christian narrative. The book offers a compelling Trinitarian account of the God of hospitality—a God of communion who “makes room” for otherness, who overcomes the hostility of the world though Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, and who through the work of the Spirit is forming a new community: the Church—a people of welcome."Article| Andrew Shepherd| Statement ..."

"A Gift of Maple Syrup and Other Stories"

♥ Book Title : A Gift of Maple Syrup and Other Stories
♣ Name Author : Eric Selby
∞ Launching : 2009-09
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781440173493
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1440173494
⊕ Number Pages : Total 220 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "By chance, Olivia Spenser-Graf and Sadie Hunt turned onto Route 33, thinking the autumn foliage too spectacular to bypass. A year later bibliophile Olivia would be telling customers that it had been their Robert Frost moment, except ours was the road taken that brought us here. Only a few miles up that road they pulled into a weedy parking area, drawn to the boarded-up one-room schoolhouse that, within a year, would be renovated and opened as Stacks and Snacks, a bookshop and natural foods eatery. In eighteen stories, some touching, some raucous, Eric Selby examines redemption, grace, family, and community dysfunction through the lives of small-town people living in Gilead County, Vermont. His unforgettable characters include a beloved old-time barber, a cast of frustrated teachers and students, a family whose farm has to be sold, religious nuts, a retired out-of-state couple with long-held hostilities, and a hymn-singing child who confuses hosanna with Obama. As people in the county grapple with their problems, Sadie and Olivia find themselves woven into most of their lives. A Gift of Maple Syrup and Other Stories offers insights into the human condition. These stories celebrate the endurance of the human spirit."Article| Eric Selby| Statement ..."

"Politics of the Gift"

♥ Book Title : Politics of the Gift
♣ Name Author : Gerald Moore
∞ Launching : 2011-04-24
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780748688272
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0748688277
⊕ Number Pages : Total 240 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Gerald Moore shows how the problematic of the gift drives and illuminates the last century of French philosophy. By tracing the creation of the gift as a concept, from its origins in philosophy and the social sciences, right up to the present, Moore shows"Article| Gerald Moore| Statement ..."

"The Gift of the Magi"

♥ Book Title : The Gift of the Magi
♣ Name Author : O. Henry
∞ Launching : 1963
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0871295261
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780871295262
⊕ Number Pages : Total 27 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Sixteen captivating stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. Included are such classics as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf" and "The Ransom of Red Chief." Publisher's Note."Article| O. Henry| Statement ..."

"The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories"

♥ Book Title : The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories
♣ Name Author : O. Henry
∞ Launching : 2012-02-29
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780486110073
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0486110079
⊕ Number Pages : Total 96 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Sixteen captivating stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. Included are such classics as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf," and "The Ransom of Red Chief." Publisher's Note."Article| O. Henry| Statement ..."

"Laughter and Other Gifts of God"

♥ Book Title : Laughter and Other Gifts of God
♣ Name Author : Gordon Kainer
∞ Launching : 2013-12
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781304671929
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1304671925
⊕ Number Pages : Total 176 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Laughter and Other Gifts of God shows how essential it is to understand the source and significance of laughter, humor, and joy. The author offers compelling reasons why these dynamic qualities need to be motivated and governed by God's love and grace. Discover how laughter is a valuable reflection of God Himself! It is a potent force that stirs you to see another side of things. It may also nudge you toward a new understanding of God and why the most wasted day is the one in which you haven't laughed. The book uses Scripture, scientific research, and humorous stories to answer significant questions: Why do we laugh; What does our laughter say about us? The book demonstrates laughter is not an innocent, neutral, or impartial activity but one with an agenda. Learn how your laughter and sense of humor usually reflect your innermost thoughts and feelings. Find out how a healthy lifestyle includes laughter-that by walking with Jesus, you can experience joy at every stage of your life."Article| Gordon Kainer| Statement ..."

"Grandma's Tales: The Gift of God & Other Stories"

♥ Book Title : Grandma's Tales: The Gift of God & Other Stories
♣ Name Author : Bibi Bero
∞ Launching :
◊ Info ISBN Link : 817862415X
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9788178624150
⊕ Number Pages : Total 233 sheet
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"The Gift of Death"

♥ Book Title : The Gift of Death
♣ Name Author : Jacques Derrida
∞ Launching : 1996-06-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0226143066
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780226143064
⊕ Number Pages : Total 115 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In The Gift of Death, Jacques Derrida's most sustained consideration of religion to date, he continues to explore questions introduced in Given Time about the limits of the rational and responsible that one reaches in granting or accepting death, whether by sacrifice, murder, execution, or suicide. Derrida analyzes Patocka's Heretical Essays on the History of Philosophy and develops and compares his ideas to the works of Heidegger, Levinas, and Kierkegaard. A major work, The Gift of Death resonates with much of Derrida's earlier writing and will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, philosophy, and literary criticism, along with scholars of ethics and religion. "The Gift of Death is Derrida's long-awaited deconstruction of the foundations of the project of a philosophical ethics, and it will long be regarded as one of the most significant of his many writings."—Choice "An important contribution to the critical study of ethics that commends itself to philosophers, social scientists, scholars of relgion . . . [and those] made curious by the controversy that so often attends Derrida."—Booklist "Derrida stares death in the face in this dense but rewarding inquiry. . . . Provocative."—Publishers Weekly"Article| Jacques Derrida| Statement ..."

"The Gift of Touch"

♥ Book Title : The Gift of Touch
♣ Name Author : Stephen David Ross
∞ Launching : 1998-08-27
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0791438740
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780791438749
⊕ Number Pages : Total 389 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Traces Western ideas of corporeal bodies from Plato to contemporary feminist and postructuralist writings, with the purpose of reexamining the good, identified in Plato as that which gives authority to knowledge and truth."Article| Stephen David Ross| Statement ..."

"The Gift of Beauty"

♥ Book Title : The Gift of Beauty
♣ Name Author : Stephen David Ross
∞ Launching : 1996-07-03
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0791430081
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780791430088
⊕ Number Pages : Total 348 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Traces the history of the idea of art as an ethical movement, interpreting the good as nature's abundance, giving rise to an ethics of inclusion, expressed in art."Article| Stephen David Ross| Statement ..."

"The Gift and its Paradoxes"

♥ Book Title : The Gift and its Paradoxes
♣ Name Author : Dr Olli Pyyhtinen
∞ Launching : 2014-02-28
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781472404749
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1472404742
⊕ Number Pages : Total 180 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Bringing social theory and philosophy to bear on popular movies, novels, myths, and fairy tales, The Gift and its Paradoxes explores the ambiguity of the gift: it is at once both a relation and a thing, alienable and inalienable, present and poison. Challenging the nature of giving as reciprocal, the book engages critically with the work of Mauss and develops a new theory of the gift according to which the gift cannot be reduced to a model of exchange, but must instead entail a loss or sacrifice. Ultimately, the gift is examined in the book as the impossible occurrence of gratuitous giving. In addition to exploring the conditions of possibility and impossibility of the gift, the book draws on the thought of figures such as Derrida, Serres, Simmel, Cixous, Irigaray and Heidegger to argue for the relevance of the phenomenon of the gift to broader issues in contemporary social sciences. It takes up questions concerning the constitution of community and the processes by which people are included in or excluded from it, gender relations, materiality, the economy, and the possibility that death itself could be a gift, in the form of euthanasia or self-sacrifice. A rigorous yet accessible examination of the phenomenon of the gift in relation to a range of contemporary concerns, The Gift and its Paradoxes will appeal to scholars and students within sociology, philosophy, anthropology, political theory and film and literature studies."Article| Dr Olli Pyyhtinen| Statement ..."