Confronted with the alienation of political theory from the practice of politics, prominent theorists respond in this book to the growing question: What should political theory be now? New and original contributions by such thinkers as Charles Anderson, John Gunnell, Terence Ball, Paul Kress, Ira Strauber, and William Connolly analyze the current malaise in the field and offer remedies for it. Each contribution is at once an argument about what is to be done in political theory and an exemplar of how to do it. Spurred by the Shambaugh Conference on Political Theory, this cross-disciplinary effort addresses two major issues: What is the proper stance for theorizing about politics? What are the priority projects for current political theory? The contributions encompass many of the major themes concerning political theorists today, including criticism as a project for current political theory, dangers in the latter-day disengagement of political theory from politics, theorists perplexity within and about history, issues of reason, and the relationships among science, theory, and politics. The viewpoints presented are diverse, yet the contributors to this volume are typical of political theorists generally. Almost all share inklings of actual or incipient disasters reaching from politics into theory and vice versa.
This book is about the very presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in the here and now. By Him crucified, what used to be seasonal blessings is NOW an on-going experience. We stand on favor ground in a state of grace; drenched in the avalanche of God’s blessings. Our path or life drips with abundance! By the disobedience of Adam, a “State of Emergency” was declared. But by the obedience of our Lord Jesus Christ, “The State of Grace” has taken over. Adam brought death but Christ brought salvation – Romans 5:14. Lessons are drawn from Martha and the elder brother in the Parable of the Prodigal Son to accentuate how we can miss the Lord’s presence by not being present in the Now presence of the Lord Jesus. We see how God sees us in Christ. We are what God said we are in Christ. We have what God said we have in Christ. The Lord Jesus is with us RIGHT NOW. We have His PRESENCE at this very MOMENT. Since I have such a Tower of strength with me, fear has no place in my domain – Psalm 118:6; Romans 8:31; 1 John 4:18. May you be blessed by the new perspective that is presented in this book!
A new framework for maintaining mental health and well-being. From the author of the internationally-acclaimed best-selling text The Developing Mind, and esteemed leader and educator in the field of mental health, comes the first book ever to integrate neuroscience research with the ancient art of mindfulness. The result is a groundbreaking approach to not simply mental health, but life in general, which shows readers how personal awareness and attunement can actually stimulate emotional circuits in the brain, leading to a host of physiological benefits, including greater well-being, resilience, emotional balance, and improved cardiac and immune function. For clinicians and laypeople alike, Siegel’s illuminating discussions of the power of the focused mind provide a wealth of ideas that can transform our lives and deepen our connections with others, and with ourselves.