The Mantle of Maturity

A History of Ideas About Character Development

Author: Christie W. Kiefer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887068218

Category: Psychology

Page: 243

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Kiefer presents a comprehensive overview of the key historical concepts of developmental psychology--maturity and maturation. The result of this historical focus is a view of maturity that accounts for both the social forces shaping beliefs and the social consequences of those beliefs. Here is a bridge between developmental psychology, history, and contemporary society. The author begins by presenting his view of the role of ideas in history and the importance of the idea of moral maturity in psychological science, as well as in the process of understanding self. The history of maturity as a moral ideal is presented, beginning with primitive society. Key features of Medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment, and modern Western society that have influenced ideas of maturity are considered in turn. In part II, Kiefer examines beliefs about the actual process of growth and development from earlier, nonliterate society and into the present. Attempts to unite the philosophic and scientific concepts of development are discussed, such as the Platonic "path of love" as represented by Carol Gilligan, the Aristotelian "path of reason" by Lawrence Kohlberg, and Freud's "path of conflict." Cultural-historical explanations are sought for the particulars of these interplays. In the concluding section, Plato's "four indestructible stages" of maturity and implications of modern life for the attainment of these stages are evaluated. Kiefer makes a plea for an historically self-conscious psychology. By bringing together concepts from anthropology, philosophy, psychology, and history, the author presents a synthetic view of maturing that has fundamental applications in the fields of human development, social gerontology, philosophy, and psychotherapy.

The Myth of Maturity: What Teenagers Need from Parents to Become Adults

Author: Terri Apter

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393285758

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 9077


"Parents and young adults alike should benefit from the advice in Apter's insightful book."—Washington Post What do young people at the threshold of adulthood really need and want? Why do so many responsible and motivated teenagers become young adults who are still dependent, financially and emotionally, on their parents? Why are many young people today so quick to leave childhood behind, but so slow to become adults? In this wise and compassionate book, Terri Apter debunks outdated and misguided ideas about maturity: Acting in the name of love, many parents withdraw emotional or practical support, thinking it best for a son or daughter to solve his or her own problems—even to suffer alone the consequences of mistakes. Apter shows us that young adults actually need a parent's guidance and support, while also requiring respect and independence. Based on carefully observed case studies and current research, this book describes how we can support young people through a crucial stage in their development.

The Mantle of Fire

Author: Morris E. Ruddick

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781498460217

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 8084


JULIE HUNTLEY Dean of the College of Business, Oral Roberts University Morris Ruddick casts the vision of expecting even greater manifestations of power than in the book of Acts. We are given purpose for developing our spiritual maturity focused on overcoming insurmountable obstacles in today's times. Morris masterfully presents the steps for appropriating the mantle of fire that will change our personal lives and the world around us. The practical insight for those hungering to be used mightily by God is empowering. This book offers the tools for those wanting to be instrumental in changing the spiritual climate of this world, while advancing the Kingdom. MARK MCCLENDON Director of Southeast Asia, CBN Inc. Morris Ruddick's perspective on the unseen world has been honed through decades of a prayer-soaked walk with the Lord. As a youth I recall visits to the Ruddick home, listening as my father and Morris would think deep, pray long, and strategize for the Kingdom. Now, 40 years later, his writings challenge the status quo. Mantle of Fire is a book I had to savor, as every sentence brims with spiritual truth, exposing vibrant threads of the invisible realm calling for a more passionate search of pure God-empowered thinking to make us the anointed men and women that God designed us to be. CURT LANDRY Founder, Curt Landry Ministries Morris Ruddick has captured a clear, practical understanding of the current paradigm shift in how Christians think about God's empowerment for today's times. TheMantle of Fireis a must read for those called to the marketplace. It is a great read for those desiring operational maturity within the household of faith. True spiritual maturity of being doers of the Word and not hearers only is no longer an option. This book is a clear call to action!"

Squid Recruitment Dynamics

The Genus Illex as a Model, the Commercial Illex Species and Influence on Variability

Author: Paul Rodhouse,E. G. Dawe,R. K. O'Dor

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251041598

Category: Cephalopoda

Page: 273

View: 1096


The Healing Power of Anger

The Unexpected Path to Love and Fulfillment

Author: John R. Rifkin

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616406402

Category: Self-Help

Page: 204

View: 4694


Conventional wisdom views anger as red-hot yelling and screaming, a force to be feared and repressed. But psychotherapist John Rifkin views anger in a revolutionary way -- as the natural energy created to heal one's emotional injuries. In "The Healing Power of Anger," Rifkin explains how to identify dysfunctional uses of anger so that readers can "unbend" it and become empowered and self-nurturing. To do so, he explains his Stop, Drop, and Roll system, which he's used with clients for more than 20 years. In addition, Rifkin explores the childhood roots of anger, the spectrum of angry behavior, how anger can be a gift to a relationship, and ice-cold passive-aggressive anger.

Labor's Millennium

Christianity, Industrial Education, and the Founding of the University of Illinois

Author: Brett H. Smith

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630876941

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 390


Historians have traditionally interpreted the American land-grant higher-education movement as the result of political and economic forces. Little attention has been given, however, to any explicit or implicit theological motivations for the movement. This book tells the story of how the Christian belief of many founders of the University of Illinois motivated their educational theory and practice. Constructing a social gospel of labor's millennium (their shorthand for God's kingdom being enhanced through agricultural and mechanical education), they initially proposed that the university would impart a millenarian blessing for the larger society by providing abundant food, economic prosperity, vocational dignity, and a charitable spirit of sacred unity and public service. Rich in primary-source research, Smith's account builds a compelling case for at least one such institution's adaptation of an inherited evangelical educational tradition, transitioning into a new era of higher learning that has left its mark on university life today.

Doing Health Anthropology

Research Methods for Community Assessment and Change

Author: Christie W. Kiefer, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826115584

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 8343


What is the relationship between health, human nature, and human needs? The impact of social change on communities? The processes by which communities confront and overcome their health problems? How do we study these health questions in new communities and become advocates for change? These are critical questions in confronting the social causes of ill health, yet many health students do not have the appropriate training in the anthropological methods and techniques that help answer them. Christie Kiefer has written Doing Health Anthropology to prompt students to enter the community already prepared in these methods so that they can accurately ask and solve these important questions themselves. Using this book as a guide, students learn to integrate cultural anthropology with health science and come to their own conclusions based on field research. The book includes common pitfalls to avoid when conducting interviews and observations, and ways to formulate and answer research questions, maintain field notes and other records, and correctly analyze qualitative data. With the help of this text, practitioners and students alike will be able to integrate cultural anthropology methods of research into their health science investigations and community health initiatives. For news and to learn more about how you can implement a community approach to building global health and social justice, visit

The New Philosophy

Author: John Whitehead,Lewis Pyle Mercer,John Reed Swanton,Harvey Farrington

Publisher: N.A


Category: New Jerusalem Church

Page: N.A

View: 2020


Butterfly Planet

Author: Philip E. High

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575110473

Category: Fiction

Page: 109

View: 2080


Look down into the streets, the buildings, the parks. There is your battleground. Down there is the enemy - an enemy who wears no uniform. He walks behind you in the street, sits with you when you eat, and perhaps swims beside you in a public pool. He may ask you for a light, bow you into a hotel, sell you a flyer, or in another form, leave the smell of perfume on your pillow. The enemy is young and old, male and female, and he is everywhere. Could such a situation arise - or has it arisen? In this exciting story of the future, the author depicts a world at war. An undercover war, so skilfully manipulated that sixty per cent of the population is unaware of its existence. Yet, daily, the casualty figures climb higher and higher. Can you say that such a war is impossible? Can you say when you have this all-action novel, that it has not already begun?


Author: L.A. Graf

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743420195

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4130


Firestorm When a convert Elasian mining operation interferes with a Federation geological expedition, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise™ are dispatched to the planet Rakatan to mediate between the rival parties. The Elasian Dohman claims that the planet and its dilithium deposits are hers. But the geologists warn that if Rakatan Mons -- the galaxy's largest stratovolcano -- should erupt while the Elasians are mining its flanks, no amount of dilithium will save them. While Lt. Commander Uhura and a landing party struggle to determine if the Dohlman's claim is true, Captain Kirk puts his ship on the line to keep the two ships from each other's throats. Soon, however, concerns over the planet's ownership are overshadowed by the arrival of a hostile Elasian armada and a cataclysmic volcanic explosion on the surface that threatens all parties with a deadly shower of destruction...


Emergence and Evolution

Author: Khadg Singh Valdiya

Publisher: Universities Press

ISBN: 9788173713972

Category: Geology

Page: 139

View: 340


Written For Those Who Are Not Familiar With Geological Jargon, But Still Want To Know About The Amazing And Spectacular Mountain That Towers Over Our Nation. It Provides A Broad But Brief And Updated Coverage Of The History Of The Birth And The Development Of The Himalayas. It Is A Simplified Synthesis Of Geomorphological, Geological And Geophysical Data, Leading To The Emergence And Rise Of The World S Highest But Youngest Mountain. Presented In The Context Of The Wider Panorama Of The Evolution Of The Indian Subcontinent, The Book Highlights The Crucial Developments That Overtook The Northward-Moving Land Mass Of India.

Journal of the Franklin Institute

Author: Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

View: 649


Vols. 1-69 include more or less complete patent reports of the U. S. Patent Office for years 1825-59.

Black Diamonds! Black Gold!

The Saga of Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company

Author: Don Woodard

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896723795

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 5942


Texas, they say, is so rich you can pull money right out of the ground. It must be true, because in a West Texas town called Thurber, the Texas Pacific Coal & Oil Company. grew rich digging coal, drilling oil, and making bricks from the clay soil. The Texas Pacific Co., or TP, as it was known at the beginning, was born in 1888 just seventy-five miles west of Fort Worth and took its name from its only customer, Texas Pacific Railroad. Employing mostly immigrant workers in the coal mines, the company prospered, creating a town—eventually called Thurber—and adding a brick works in 1894. For several years Thurber rivaled Fort Worth as the largest population and cultural center of the region. The discovery of the famous Ranger oil field in 1917 by a TP employee began not only a whole new chapter in the development and expansion of the company, but also in the growth of Texas.Through photographs, newspaper articles, company archives, and oral recollections, Woodard gives the reader a glimpse of the life and times of the people and events that shaped the socioeconomic growth of the region. The latter part of the book offers a tantalizing glimpse of the post–World War II development of Fort Worth, including the political maneuverings of the last chairman of the company, H. B. Fuqua. Oil money, cattle barons, politicos—the history of Texas Pacific Coal and Oil is a story not only about a company, but also of the people whose dreams and actions moved a fortune from the dusty ground of the prairie into the new bustling frontier economy that created twentieth-century Texas.