The Greek myths have a universal appeal, reaching far beyond the time and physical place in which they were created. In this book, the reader is taken on a tour of 22 destinations in Greece and Turkey, from Mount Olympus to Homer's Hades, recounting the tales from Greek mythology and the history associated with each.
This popular book provides practical guidance for healthcare professionals wishing to reflect on their work and improve the way they undertake clinical procedures, interact with other people at work and deal with power issues.
Presents a selection of key passages from the sacred scriptures, the Guru Granth Sahib and the Dasam Granth, translated into modern English by leading experts. The detailed introduction and notes to the translations aid readers' comprehension of the hymns' form and content, making it an ideal introduction to Sikh literature.
With introductions to each section explaining the main themes and issues raised, this book provides a collection of original source material that covers the history of medieval religion from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance.
Intends to introduce students to the key topics in religion and film and to investigate the ways in which the subject of religion and film is developing for more experienced scholars. This companion considers films as diverse as "The Passion of the Christ", "The Matrix", "Star Wars" and "Groundhog Day".
A guide to the Greek and Roman Myths. It features a blend of stories, facts and quotations from ancient authors, and places ancient myths in a modern context, discussing the afterlives of the myths and the relevance of their messages. It includes factfiles on heroes and heroines and family trees of the gods.
Provides an account of the world's major religious traditions. This text conveys the vitality and richness of the world's religions. It views religion as a living cultural wellspring that not only concerns systems of belief but how those beliefs are expressed in ceremonies, food, clothing, art, architecture, pilgrimage, scripture, and music.
The idea of a single divine being - God, Yahweh, Allah - has existed for over 4,000 years. But the history of God is also the history of human struggle. This account of the evolution of belief examines Western society's unerring fidelity to this idea of One God and the many conflicting convictions it engenders.
Now reissued in new covers, Arthur Cotterell's fascinating book sets out clearly the chief myths of the world and explains why different mythologies arose in different lands, from the powerful gods of Greece, Rome, and Scandinavia to the mystical deities of Buddhist and Hindu India.
Covers the social, religious and political background which led to the formation of the Sikh faith in the fifteenth century. Basing his account on original documents in Persian, Gurmukhi and English, the author traces the growth of Sikhism and tells of the compilation of its sacred scriptures in the Granth Sahib.
Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic. The story tells of Gilgamesh's adventures with the wild man Enkidu. This text is translated by Andrew George.
Part of the Nursing and Health Care Practice series, this title provides pre-registration nursing and health care students with all the tools required to fully understand and develop skills for reflective practice, with the goal of becoming a successful reflective practitioner.
An autobiographical and spiritual journey from atheism to faith in God through the power of reasoning. It states that faith is the best antidote to utopianism, encouraging men and women to act in the belief that there is a God and an ordered, purposeful universe, governed by an unalterable law.
The history of the development of Zoroastrianism spans over 3000 years, beginning in prehistory as an oral tradition, with roots in a common Indo-Iranian mythology. This title takes foundational trifold ethic to form the framework for discussing the ideological complexities and ethical underpinning of the religion.
The acid, hilarious, confessional, provocative bestselling memoirs of our greatest contrarian, and the author of god Is Not Great. 'If Hitchens didn't exist, we wouldn't be able to invent him.' Ian McEwan
The ability to reflect on practice has become a competency demanded of every healthcare professional in recent years. It can be a daunting prospect - but this practical and accessible text guides the way, using the latest research and evidence to support the development of skills in reflective practice.
Brings together in one place the inextricably linked topics of professional development, reflective practice and decision-making Fully updated and revised throughout A range of pedagogical features, including learning objectives, activities, case studies and examples Written by renowned experts in the field.
Reflective practice has been widely adopted as a successful method for developing nursing. The second edition of Transforming Nursing through Reflective Practice provides a wealth of new insights from practitioners actively involved in reflective practice in nursing research, education, clinical practice and practice development.
A patient-centred approach to e-communication that can serve as a reference guide. This book covers potential issues, considering both clinical and non-clinical settings, and is also a very useful teaching resource. It adopts the approach that communication is the responsibility of everyone in the primary care team, and aims to help everyone.
A potent pathway to self-awakening that will help you to live your greatest life and claim the happiness, prosperity and inner peace that you deserve. From the author of the international bestseller, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.
This text provides a global yet concise survey of the role played by sin and salvation in Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism. It draws on scriptural teachings and the views of leading thinkers on human frailty and the afterlife in the major world faiths.
It is arguably Confucianism, not Communism, which lies at the core of China's deepest sense of self. This introduction argues rather that Confucianism is profoundly spiritual, and must be treated as such. It offers coverage of the tradition's sometimes neglected metaphysics, and its varied manifestations in education, art, literature and culture.
Almost from the moment, some five centuries ago, that their religion was founded in the Punjab by Guru Nanak, Sikhs have enjoyed a distinctive identity. This book outlines and explains the core Sikh beliefs, and explores the writings and teachings of the Ten Sikh Gurus in Sikhism's Holy Scriptures, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
Written by David Leeming, one of the world's most trusted voices on mythology, The Oxford Companion to World Mythology promises to be a lively non-pedantic yet intellectually sound book that will engage the reader and reveal the extraordinary depth and beauty of the world of myth.
A wave of modern atheists have taken center stage and brought the long-standing debate about the existence of God back into the headlines. The author shows how his commitment to following the argument wherever it leads resulted, to his own astonishment, in his conversion to belief in a creator God.
Tracing the history of faith from the Palaeolithic Age to the present, the author shows that meaning of words such as 'belief', 'faith', and 'mystery' has been entirely altered, so that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God - and, indeed, reason itself - in a way that our ancestors would have found astonishing.
Is humanity on the brink of destroying itself? This book intends to disprove the link between religion and bloodshed. It deals with ancient religious ideas and movements that have promoted peace and reconciliation across millennia of civilization.
This book has a potentially huge market right across the allied health, social care and education professions. Working interprofessionally is the new concept in vogue for effective health and social care provision and right at the top of the agenda in teaching in the related professions.
All of us, whether religious, agnostic or atheist, are searching for meaning. In this book, a non-believer both rejects the supernatural claims of the major religions and points out just how many good ideas they sometimes have about how we should live. It looks at the God debate with fresh eyes.
The "Mahapuranas" embody the received tradition of Hindu mythology. This anthology contains fresh translations of these myths. It includes chapters such as: "Origins"; "Seers, Kings and Supernaturals"; "Krsna," "Visnu," and "Siva"; and, "The Goddess" that presents stories of the wives and lovers of the gods, as well as of Kali, the battle goddess.
Critical reflection is an essential skill for all health practitioners, and the new edition of this market leading title (previously called 'Critical Reflection for Nursing') provides the knowledge that underpins its development. This thoroughly revised text has been expanded to address international dimensions and interprofessionalism.
Communitas is inspired fellowship; a group's pleasure in sharing common experiences; being 'in the zone' - as in music, sport, and work; the sense felt by a group when their life together takes on full meaning. The experience of Communitas, almost beyond strict definition and with almost endless variations, often appears unexpectedly.
Rejects the supernatural claims of religion and points out just how many good ideas they sometimes have about how we should live. This book shows us a range of fascinating ideas on a range of topics, including relationships, work, culture, love and death - and that could be of use to all of us, irrespective of whether we do or don't believe.