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From Optimism to Hope

Author : Jonathan Sacks
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Rabbi Sacks' well-deserved reputation as a writer and broadcaster in the UK has followed him to North America with the success of The Dignity of Difference. His clear, calm voice brings hope and encouragement to all of us struggling to come to terms with modern, turbulent times. In the UK, that calm voice is frequently heard on the country's most popular morning BBC radio news show. He regular presents a "Thought for the Day" in which he addresses a current issue with characteristic brevity and clarity. Here, the Chief Rabbi has selected his favorite "Thoughts for the Day" for publication. The result is a book that will appeal to a very wide audience — people with religious belief and those with little or none.

Optimism

Author : Lionel Tiger
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Building a Culture of Hope

Author : Robert D. Barr
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Research demonstrates that children of poverty need more than just academic instruction to succeed. Discover a blueprint for turning low-performing schools into Cultures of Hope! The authors draw from their own experiences working with high-poverty, high-achieving schools to illustrate how to support students with an approach that considers social as well as emotional factors in education.

A Message of Love Hope and Optimism for People who are Sick Or Worried

Author : Steven Scott Coughlin
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Author's recollections of stress and rewards of participating in clinical trials.

Hope Without Optimism

Author : Terry Eagleton
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In a virtuoso display of erudition, thoughtfulness and humour, Terry Eagleton teases apart the concept of hope as it has been (often mistakenly) conceptualised over six millennia, from ancient Greece to today. He distinguishes hope from simple optimism, cheeriness, desire, idealism or adherence to the doctrine of Progress, bringing into focus a standpoint that requires reflection and commitment, arises from clear-sighted rationality, can be cultivated by practice and self-discipline, and which acknowledges but refuses to capitulate to the realities of failure and defeat. Authentic hope is indubitably tragic, yet Eagleton also argues for its radical implications as ‘a species of permanent revolution, whose enemy is as much political complacency as metaphysical despair’. It is a means of facing the future without devaluing the moment or obviating the past. Traversing centuries of thought about the many modes of hoping – from Ernst Bloch’s monumental work through the Stoics, Aquinas, Marx and Kierkegaard, among others – this penetrating book throws new light on religious faith and political ideology as well as issues such as the problem of evil, the role of language and the meaning of the past. Hope Without Optimism is a brilliantly engaged, impassioned chronicle of human belief and desire in an increasingly uncertain world.

The Economics of Poverty Traps

Author : Christopher B. Barrett
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What circumstances or behaviors turn poverty into a cycle that perpetuates across generations? The answer to this question carries especially important implications for the design and evaluation of policies and projects intended to reduce poverty. Yet a major challenge analysts and policymakers face in understanding poverty traps is the sheer number of mechanisms—not just financial, but also environmental, physical, and psychological—that may contribute to the persistence of poverty all over the world. The research in this volume explores the hypothesis that poverty is self-reinforcing because the equilibrium behaviors of the poor perpetuate low standards of living. Contributions explore the dynamic, complex processes by which households accumulate assets and increase their productivity and earnings potential, as well as the conditions under which some individuals, groups, and economies struggle to escape poverty. Investigating the full range of phenomena that combine to generate poverty traps—gleaned from behavioral, health, and resource economics as well as the sociology, psychology, and environmental literatures—chapters in this volume also present new evidence that highlights both the insights and the limits of a poverty trap lens. The framework introduced in this volume provides a robust platform for studying well-being dynamics in developing economies.

The Other Side of Suffering

Author : Katie E. Cherry
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In this work, the author addresses a perennial question: how does someone recover from a catastrophic disaster or other personal tragedy? The answer, she suggests, may come from coastal residents who survived the 2005 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. These survivors endured a long and painful journey after losing homes and communities in these deadly storms, and their experiences provide an authentic and relatable example for other people who must overcome a life changing tragedy. The Other Side of Suffering is based on behavioral research conducted by the author in the years after the hurricanes. In her research, Katie Cherry logged thousands of miles crisscrossing the Louisiana coastline and spoke with over 190 current and former coastal residents with catastrophic losses after Katrina. The author begins with an overview of the human impact of these disasters, and then focuses on the community impact on two coastal parishes in southern Louisiana. The incorporation of the personal journal entries of a Katrina survivor provides an intimate glimpse into the long days and months that over a million displaced Gulf Coast residences experienced. From this research, the author identifies six evidence-based principles of healing: faith and humor, respect and gratitude, and acceptance and silver linings. Colorful illustrations and direct quotes from the respondents bring these principles to life. Along with a path to healing, the book also discusses grief and the new normal after a disaster, as well as obstacles that may thwart the healing process. Ultimately, the work emphasizes the importance of recovering daily routines and observances as life goes on after disaster.

Optimism

Author : Benjamin Paul Blood
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Optimism the Lesson of Ages etc

Author : Benjamin BLOOD
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Faith and Thought

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Eschatology and Hope

Author : Anthony Kelly
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Probes Christian wisdom and contemporary thought to help us give and accounting for the hope that is within us (1 Peter 3:15) in troubled and uncertain times.

The Menorah

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Future Punishment

Author : William Cochrane
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Studies in Optimism Or Subjects Suggested by the Humanisism and Hope of the Times

Author : Alford Brown Penniman
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New Outlook

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Apprenticed to Hope

Author : Julie Neraas
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With emphasis on its spiritual and religious dimensions, Apprenticed to Hope: A Sourcebook for Difficult Times, is a compelling compilation of thirty-two essays exploring the nature of hope. Julie Neraas draws from a wide range of sources, offering many different ways to think about hope. She considers hope's relationship with faith, the human imagination, and community; distinguishes authentic hope from optimism and false hope, and draws upon her own experience with chronic illness, as well as what she has learned from places where hope is tested. Additionally, she addresses contemporary questions about where we can look for sources of hope in turbulent times.

New Outlook

Author : Alfred Emanuel Smith
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The Outlook

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To Live to Think to Hope

Author : Helen Keller
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One of the most enigmatic figures in history, Helen went from being locked in a prison of darkness and silence, to one of the most well-respected philosophers and beacons of change in the modern world. Now, with this book, one can experience Helen's most inspirational & life changing thoughts. Covering the entirety of her life, "To Live, To Think, To Hope" compiles over 700 quotes by Helen Keller on topics such as optimism, friendship, nature, religion, life, death & many more. The quotes come from Helen's various writings (many of which are out-of-print), all of which are sourced. This book also contains a selection of Helen's poetry, as well as photographs of Helen. More than a quote book, each topic begins with a short introduction, which, when read in full, produces a narrative of Helen's life. Thus, the book can either be read from cover to cover as a story, or when a little inspiration is needed, the book can be picked up and read from any spot. Makes a great gift for those in need of inspiration.

Taboo

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