Drawing upon the author’s three decades of work in comparative theology, this is a pertinent and comprehensive introduction to the field, which offers a clear guide to the reader, enabling them to engage in comparative study. The author has three decades of experience of work in the field of comparative theology and is ideally placed to write this book Today’s increasing religious diversity makes this a pertinent and timely publication Unique in the depth of its introduction and explanation of the discipline of ‘comparative theology’ Provides examples of how comparative theology works in the new global context of human religiosity Draws on examples specific to Hindu-Christian studies to show how it is possible to understand more deeply the wider diversity around us. Clearly guides the reader, enabling them to engage in comparative study
Moral Struggle and Religious Ethics offers a comparative discussion of the challenges of living a moral religious life. This is illustrated with a study of two key thinkers, Bonaventure and Buddhaghosa, who influenced the development of moral thinking in Christianity and Buddhism respectively. Provides an important and original contribution to the comparative study and practice of religious ethics Moves away from a comparison of theories by discussing the shared human problem of moral weakness Offers an fresh approach with a comparison of the understanding of the problem of moral weakness between the two key thinkers, Bonaventure and Buddhaghosa Written by a highly respected academic in the dynamic and fast-growing field of comparative religious ethics
Through a series of original essays by leading international scholars, The Roman Empire in Context: Historical and Comparative Perspectives offers a comparative historical analysis of the Roman empire’s role and achievement and, more broadly, establishes Rome’s significance within comparative studies. Fills a gap in comparative historical analysis of the Roman empire’s role and achievement Features contributions from more than a dozen distinguished scholars from around the world Explores the relevance of important comparativist themes of state, empire, and civilization to ancient Rome
Cambridge English Proficiency 1 for updated exam contains four complete tests for Cambridge English: Proficiency, also known as Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from Cambridge ESOL. These examination papers provide the most authentic exam preparation available. They allow candidates to familiarise themselves with the content and format of the examination and to practise useful examination techniques. Attractive colour visual material for Paper 5, the Speaking Test, is included with each test, enabling students to prepare thoroughly for the paired interview. The Student's Book is also available as a 'with answers' edition which contains a comprehensive section of answer keys and recording transcripts for use by teachers. A Self-Study Pack is also available.
Aviation English is a new course in English Language Communication Skills for pilots and air-traffic controllers. The Student's Book is based on ICAO document 9835: Manual on the implementation of ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements. Everything in it has been carefully designed to help you develop the very specific skills described in the ICAO level 4 Language Profile. Key Features Helps students achieve and maintain level 4 according to the ICAO language requirements; Can be used as a self-study package of with groups in a classroom; Divided into 12 Units in both the Student's Book and CD-ROM; Teacher's Book provides help for both aviation experts with little teaching experience and teachers with little experience of aviation.
This research focuses on a comparative analysis of government intervention on sporting facilities in the countries of Ireland and New Zealand. Both counties have rich sporting heritages with GAA dominating the sporting culture in Ireland and Rugby playing a similar role in New Zealand. These counties also have similar demographics and economies which make them suitable for a comparative analysis to be conducted. A large amount of finance has been invested in sport in Ireland over the last decade and this has seen some changes in the sporting infrastructure within the country. New Zealand has also invested heavily in the sport sector and the purpose of the comparative analysis will be to critically examine these changes and evaluate their success or failure.
Powerhouse's topic-based course structure is flexible, clear and straightforward. With every lesson spread on a double page, teachers can follow Powerhouse in sequence or dip into it at any point. The dynamic material covers top business stories, theories and gurus, and comes from highly original authentic sources. Features systematic work on vocabulary, social skills and e-mail. Includes a Grammar Reference and Practice section in the Course Book and extra self-study activities in the Study Book.
Contesting the Reformation provides a comprehensive survey of the most influential works in the field of Reformation studies from a comparative, cross-national, interdisciplinary perspective. Represents the only English-language single-authored synthetic study of Reformation historiography Addresses both the English and the Continental debates on Reformation history Provides a thematic approach which takes in the main trends in modern Reformation history Draws on the most recent publications relating to Reformation studies Considers the social, political, cultural, and intellectual implications of the Reformation and the associated literature
Straightforward is a multi-level course for adults and young adults. Based on observation of what good teachers do in the classroom, Straightforward is transparent in its structure, pragmatic in its methodology and varied in its content.
Concentrating on Japanese pronunciation for more effective communication in terms of both listening and speaking, this book uses role-plays and task-oriented exercises for the enjoyable study of the subject. It comes with a detailed explanatory guide for teachers and CD.
"Language in Use" is now available in two levels. The highly acclaimed and successful approach of "Language in Use Pre-intermediate" is now continued in "Language in Use Intermediate". The features which distinguish "Language in Use" include: flexibility: The innovative Teacher's Book material allows teachers to tailor the material. dual syllabus: Alternating units on grammar and vocabulary. clarity: The clear organisation of the material makes the course attractive and easy to use. creativity: Involving and stimulating tasks encourage personal input from learners self-study: A workbook and self-study cassette contain genuine self-study work. The course contains 24 units, with Review and Conversational English activities after every six units. The class work can be completed in around 80 hours. The Classroom Book is available in a split edition, A and B. Формат: 21 см x 30 см.
The Longman Exam Skills books comprise a major new series developing each of the language skills and preparing students to excel in the Cambridge FCE and CPE examinations. Fully updated for the Revised CPE. New Proficiency Listening & Speaking is designed to develop the listening and speaking skills of students studying at an advanced level of English, especially those preparing for the Revised Cambridge Proficiency. As well as giving students detailed guidance for each task in the new exam, the book includes a wealth of listening material to prepare students for Paper 4, and opportunities for discussion on all the topics in the Speaking paper of the New Proficiency exam. NEW PROFICIENCY: LISTENING AND SPEAKING: STUDENTS' BOOK includes: - Theme-based units organised in distinct listening and speaking sections, which enable students to gradually acquire a global understanding of each topic. - Listening texts based on authentic material, accurately reflecting the content and format of the new exam. - Exam-type questions on the whole range of topics in the new Speaking paper. - Special Info boxes with details on the requirements of the tasks. - Tips on important aspects of each task, and Useful words and phrases that provide language support for Speaking. - A complete Practice Exam for Papers 4 and 5 as they appear in the Revised Proficiency exam. - A Mini-dictionary of key words and expressions in each unit. - The Teacher's Book includes detailed notes, suggested answers and additional background information.
Giving students the tools they need to succeed in college and work College and Career Ready offers educators a blueprint for improving high school so that more students are able to excel in freshman-level college courses or entry-level jobs-laying a solid foundation for lifelong growth and success. The book is filled with detailed, practical guidelines and case descriptions of what the best high schools are doing. Includes clear guidelines for high school faculty to adapt their programs of instruction in the direction of enhanced college/career readiness Provides practical strategies for improving students' content knowledge and academic behaviors Offers examples of best practices and research-based recommendations for change The book considers the impact of behavioral issues-such as time management and study habits-as well as academic skills on college readiness.
Praise for On Being Presidential «This is the best book I've ever read on being a college president.»—Arthur Levine, president, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and president emeritus, Teachers College, Columbia University «A must-read for anyone involved in higher education. Susan Resneck Pierce's cautionary tales and commonsense approach to college management present, in a very entertaining way, the 'dos' and 'don'ts' of effective postsecondary academic leadership. Highly recommended… I am so enthusiastic that I plan to share On Being Presidential with two new university presidents!»—Barbara Young, vice-chair, Sweet Briar College Board of Directors, and two-time appointee to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees «Susan Pierce provides an insightful guide to the successful presidency, lessons based not on theory but gleaned from meaningful experiences. Nearly every page contains pearls of wisdom both for college and university presidents and for those who aspire to lead campuses.»—Constantine W. Curris, president emeritus, American Association of State Colleges and Universities