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
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.
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.
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.
Traces the history of the Jain community from founding sage Mahavira to the present day. This book explores asceticism, worship, the life of the Jain layperson, relations between Jainism and other Indic traditions, the Jain philosophy of relativity, and the implications of Jain ideals for the contemporary world.
Offers an introduction to the field of Chinese religion and culture. This work seeks to guide readers through some of the primary source material and to introduce them to continuing, contemporary debates and interpretations of religious ideas, concepts and practices in China and beyond.
Examines religions across the world, offering an insight into each tradition's views of the world, through their scriptural texts and spiritual practices. This book presents an overview of the meaning and guidance that people find in their religion through these sacred wisdoms. It is suitable for those studying religion.
Provides students with the tools to communicate with patients and other health care professionals. This work presents tips to help students engage into the practice of communication. It helps learning the basic principles, and integrating elements such as case scenarios, questions, or hints and tips to encourage application of those principles.
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.
Longlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 'A thrilling and complex book, enlarges our view of Homer ... There's something that hits the mark on every page' Claire Tomalin, Books of the Year, New Statesman
Distills and captures the essence of Greek and Roman mythology. This dictionary is suitable for those with an interest in the Classics or those seeking to explore the many allusions to its mythology that abound in literature.
The fourth edition of World Religions: Eastern Traditions provides students with an authoritative examination of religions of the Eastern world. In this contributed text, experts on Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Chinese, Korean, and Japanese religions employ extensive knowledge and rigorous research to thoroughly investigate each fascinating tradition.
The Daodejing encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, a philosophy and religion whose dominant image is the Way, a life-giving stream that enables individuals to achieve harmony and a more profound level of understanding. This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original.
Myths and tales of metamorphosis, from Leda and the swan to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, command great excitement and pleasure among readers. This book explores stories of transformation, in poetry, fiction, and painting. It shows how ideas about human personality, such as the zombie and the doppelganger, develop in the encounter between cultures.
Concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism. From the narrative of the story of the Buddha, through discussions of aspects such as textual traditions, the framework of the Four Noble Truths, this work provides an introduction to Buddhism.
The Church of Scientology has been involved in battles over tax issues, a battle with the Food and Drug Administration, and conflicts with the Australian and German governments. In this book, a group of well-known scholars offer an overview and analysis of Scientology, including the controversies to which it continues to give rise.
This is the standard and well established book on its subject, accessible to a general non scholarly audience, while being based on scholarly archival research. Singh exhaustively covers the genesis and development of Sikhism and the Sikh community, up to the time of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
What first prompted prehistoric man, sheltering in the shadows of deep caves, to call upon the realm of the spirits? And why has belief thrived ever since, leading us to invent heaven and hell, sin and redemption, and above all, gods? This book deals with these questions.
As well as vividly exploring the tales, the author brings her expertise in the archaeology of the Iron Age and particularly shamanism to bear on the mythical worlds she describes, with evidence as diverse as the Gundestrup Cauldron and the famous bog bodies. She also asks how the myths survived the Christianization of Europe.
This study uses original sources, archaeological findings and psychological insight to provide an account of the lives of mythical figures - Achilles, Orpheus, Herakles, Oedipus and others. The narrative is complemented by illustrations from vase paintings and genealogical tables.
Enables students to explore religious ideas and culture in terms of the players (key figures), the script (foundational texts) and performance (religious practices). This book includes the principle (God, Dharma, Dao), imaginal figures (angels, baals, bodhisattvas), exceptional persons (founders, prophets, gurus), and historical persons.