Can Life Prevail?

Can Life Prevail?

Author: Pentti Linkola

Publisher: Arktos

ISBN: 9781907166631

Category: Nature

Page: 202

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With the train of civilization hurtling at ever-increasing speed towards self-destruction, the most pressing question facing humanity in the 21st century is that of the preservation of life itself. Can Life Prevail? provides a radical yet firmly grounded perspective on the ecological problems threatening both the biosphere and human culture. With essays covering topics as diverse as animal rights, extinction, deforestation, terrorism and overpopulation, Can Life Prevail? makes the lucid, challenging writing of Linkola available to the English-speaking public for the first time. "By decimating its woodlands, Finland has created the grounds for prosperity. We can now thank prosperity for bringing us - among other things - two million cars, millions of glowing, electronic entertainment boxes, and many unneeded buildings to cover the green earth. Surplus wealth has led to gambling in the marketplace and rampant social injustice, whereby 'the common people' end up contributing to the construction of golf courses, five-star hotels, and holiday resorts, while fattening Swiss bank accounts. Besides, the people of wealthy countries are the most frustrated, unemployed, unhappy, suicidal, sedentary, worthless and aimless people in history. What a miserable exchange." -Pentti Linkola Kaarlo Pentti Linkola was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1932. Having spent most of his life working as a professional fisherman, he now continues to lead a simple existence in the country. A renowned figure in Finland, Linkola has published numerous books and essays on environmentalism since the 1960s. Today, he is among the foremost exponents of the philosophy of deep ecology.

Can Life Prevail?

Can Life Prevail?

Author: Pentti Linkola

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124162210

Category: Nature

Page: 207

View: 664

With the train of civilisation hurtling at ever-increasing speed towards self-destruction, the most pressing question facing humanity in the 21st century is that of the preservation of life. Can Life Prevail?, the latest book by Finnish environmentalist Pentti Linkola, provides a radical yet firmly grounded perspective on the ecological problems threatening both the biosphere and human culture. With essays covering topics as diverse as animal rights, extinction, deforestation, terrorism and overpopulation, Can Life Prevail? for the first time makes the lucid, challenging writing of Linkola available to an English-speaking public. "By decimating its woodlands, Finland has created the grounds for prosperity. We can now thank prosperity for bringing us - among other things - two million cars, millions of glaring, grey-black electronic entertainment boxes, and many unnecessary buildings to cover the green earth. Wealth and surplus money have led to financial gambling and rampant social injustice, whereby 'the common people' end up contributing to the construction of golf courses, classy hotels, and holiday resorts, while fattening Swiss bank accounts. Besides, the people of wealthy countries are the most frustrated, unemployed, unhappy, suicidal, sedentary, worthless and aimless people in history. What a miserable exchange." Kaarlo Pentti Linkola was born in Helsinki in 1932. Having spent most of his life working as a professional fisherman, he now continues to lead a materially simple existence in the countryside. A renowned figure in Finland, since the 1960s Linkola has published numerous books on environmentalism. Today, he is among the foremost exponents of the philosophy of deep ecology.

The Hill We Climb - Den Hügel hinauf: Zweisprachige Ausgabe

The Hill We Climb - Den Hügel hinauf: Zweisprachige Ausgabe

Author: Amanda Gorman

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 9783455011777

Category: Poetry

Page: 21

View: 157

Mit einem Vorwort von Oprah Winfrey Mit dem Gedicht »The Hill We Climb – Den Hügel hinauf«, das Amanda Gorman am 20. Januar 2021 bei der Inauguration des 46. Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Joe Biden, vortrug, schenkte eine junge Lyrikerin den Menschen auf der ganzen Welt eine einzigartige Botschaft der Hoffnung und Zuversicht. Am 20. Januar 2021 wurde die erst zweiundzwanzigjährige Amanda Gorman zur sechsten und jüngsten Dichterin, die bei der Vereidigung eines US-amerikanischen Präsidenten ein Gedicht vortrug. »The Hill We Climb – Den Hügel hinauf« ist jetzt in der autorisierten zweisprachigen Fassung als kommentierte Sonderausgabe erhältlich.

Your Faith Will Sustain You And You Will Prevail

Your Faith Will Sustain You And You Will Prevail

Author: Helmut Isaak

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783735757685

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 331

This book tells the impressive life-story of the author’s parents and their remarkable pastoral leadership within a group of Mennonites who fled Stalinist Russia in 1929 to settle in the “undeveloped” Paraguayan Chaco. The story demonstrates this couple’s team leadership style in church and community well before the term was fashionable; Elisabeth’s important contribution, which really enabled Jakob’s unreserved dedication to community service, is explicitly recognized. Readers are shown how their genuine, unvawering Christian faith provided both the leaders and the community the needed strength and endurance in situations of oppression and persecution in Russia and in facing the challenges of their pioneering work in the isolated Chaco. And although not intended at first, this faith-centered life of the community spontaneously led to being a missional presence in their social surroundings, including among the region’s Aboriginal peoples. A special chapter on the missionary work of Kornelius Isaak, the author’s older brother, is also included in the book; Kornelius’ early death by the spear of an Ayoreo (Indian) warrior, who subsequently became a Christian, would forever mark the Isaak family. Though Helmut does most of the telling, it is a family story,“retold by the children and grandchildren,” integrating significant portions from Ältester Isaak’s own reflections on key occasions of Fernheim Colony’s history. But the book is more than a family biography. This “family story” inevitably gives readers a significant window into the workings of Gemeinde (church) and colony including their strengths and weaknesses. Moreover, the book insightfully and skillfully contextualizes the story of these migrants within the larger 20th century history. The Isaak family is to be commended for making this remarkable story of their family and larger community available to the wider Mennonite world and beyond. - PROF. DR. TITUS GUENTER, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, in collaboration with REV. WILLY GUENTER

The Abundant Life Prevails

The Abundant Life Prevails

Author: Michael C. Wolfe

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015042594245

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 361

"In The Abundant Life Prevails, Michael Wolfe examines the history of this rich religious life on Saint Helena Island off the coast of South Carolina. Previous works have given extensive attention to the unique linguistic culture of the island called Gullah, but Wolfe is the first to provide a comprehensive treatment of the religious traditions represented there. The story of Saint Helena Island reveals how two vastly different traditions - missionary and islander - emerged from their own environments, how each sought particular goals for the island, and how they eventually merged into a living faith community."--BOOK JACKET.

The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment

The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment

Author: Timothy Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139495165

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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The degrading environment of the planet is something that touches everyone. This 2011 book offers an introductory overview of literary and cultural criticism that concerns environmental crisis in some form. Both as a way of reading texts and as a theoretical approach to culture more generally, 'ecocriticism' is a varied and fast-changing set of practices which challenges inherited thinking and practice in the reading of literature and culture. This introduction defines what ecocriticism is, its methods, arguments and concepts, and will enable students to look at texts in a wholly new way. Boxed sections explain key critical terms and contemporary debates in the field with 'hands-on' examples and comparisons. Timothy Clark's thoughtful approach makes this an ideal first encounter with environmental readings of literature.

The Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail

The Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail

Author: Pastor Tyrance Greer

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781664260337

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 365

The Gates Of Hell Shall Not Prevail, is a powerful book, that allow you to see the schemes and tactics of the enemy. This is a book for Christians who are passionately seeking God and yearning to go beyond the surface of Christianity. I pray that as you read this book that an awaking take place in your life, and you live in a place of liberation.

Life and Art

Life and Art

Author: James W. Hamilton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429915673

Category: Psychology

Page: 340

View: 225

In this volume an inquiry into the nature of the creative process is attempted by paying close attention to the lives of various artists, poets, novelists and playwrights, and selected works of each in order to demonstrate an essential relationship between the two, and that it is most difficult to delineate the nuances of the creative act by treating them as separate entitites. Emphasis is placed upon the effect of early trauma, such as object loss and various forms of deprivation, as a powerful unconscious motivating factor and upon the dream and transitional object as facilitators of the creative effort.

Prevail

Prevail

Author: Robert Klitgaard

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666791037

Category: Religion

Page: 190

View: 793

Robert Klitgaard is a world-renowned advisor to governments and international organizations as they face upheavals and make transformative decisions. Here he turns his attention to our "big choices." Moving across history, literature, philosophy, psychology, and everyday life, he shows how heroes can help us make transformative decisions about careers, romance, family, emigration, joining or leaving a religion or a political movement, and more. We see how to experiment with different callings, how to find and use big insights, and how to share and serve with compassion. We all confront upheavals and big choices, especially in these times of pandemics, economic turmoil, and dehumanization. We seek ideas and inspiration, not formulas or condescension. Prevail is full of twists and surprises and fascinating characters. In a world of skim-milk self-help, this is a book to savor and come back to, again and again.