Meet our Authors: Bob East – October 2017

Dr Bob East is an independent Australian author and researcher. He gained his Doctorate of Philosophy in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, in 2010. He currently lives on a rural property in south-east Queensland.

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Book Announcement: Deaconesses, the Ordination of Women and Orthodox Theology

Deaconesses, the Ordination of Women and Orthodox Theology now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500082
Hardback, pp610, £75.99 / $129.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Deaconesses, the Ordination of Women and Orthodox Theology, edited by Petros Vassiliadis, Niki Papageorgiou and Eleni Kasselouri-Hatzivassiliadi.

This collection of essays highlights the thorny and divisive issue of the admission of women into the sacramental diaconal priesthood of the Christian Church from the Orthodox theological perspective. The contributions here stem from scientific papers presented at an international conference titled “Deaconesses, Ordination of Women and Orthodox Theology”, organized in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2015 by the Center of Ecumenical, Missiological and Environmental Studies (CEMES). They cover almost all the fields of biblical, liturgical, patristic, systematic, canonical, and historical theology. The volume’s main focus is the ancient order of deaconesses, in connection with the overall issue of the ordination of women. Although most papers address the issues from an Orthodox perspective, their sober analysis can provide theological argumentation for the wider Christian community, both the Churches and Christian denominations that exclude women from the sacramental priesthood, and those that have already adopted their ordination. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Twenty-First Century Leadership for EU Institutions

Twenty-First Century Leadership for EU Institutions now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895248
Hardback, pp140, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Twenty-First Century Leadership for EU Institutions by Ronald de Bruin, Sebastian Prieto Tovar and Derek Pelland.

This book explores the type of leadership needed to transform EU Institutions to allow them to truly serve Europe’s people. Our world today calls for leaders who are connected to themselves, know how to unleash the potential of others and build organisations that serve people’s needs, and are stewards of society. The path towards transformation is not just about learning another trick or method, it is an inward journey each of us must undertake. We search to first recognise our best self and then give ourselves to lead our lives in service of a bigger purpose. The prioritising of serving others leads to a conscious choice of one aspiring to lead. In turn, others will experience this inspiration at all levels, learning to lead as servants. This timeless concept is what Robert Greenleaf referred to when he coined the term “servant-leadership” in 1970. This book not only gives insights into the servant-leadership philosophy, but also offers real-life interviews with twelve EU civil servants, including Herman van Rompuy, former President of the European Council. Their stories illustrate that servant-leadership is manifesting inside EU institutions already, independent of background and function level. Servant-leadership offers a unique opportunity to empower EU professionals in facing the challenges of the 21st century and helping the EU to serve its citizens better. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Philosophy of Mind: Contemporary Perspectives

Philosophy of Mind: Contemporary Perspectives now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500006
Hardback, pp397, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Philosophy of Mind: Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Manuel Curado and Steven S. Gouveia.

The human mind is one of the most extraordinary mysteries of the contemporary sciences and philosophy. We know for sure that we have one, and that we have feelings and conscious experience. But why is that? This anthology addresses contemporary issues in the field of study that is the philosophy of mind. It is divided into five main parts: i) the concept of Self in the contemporary philosophy of mind; ii) sensory experience: odors, vision and colors; iii) Artificial Intelligence: the future, the ethics and the costs; iv) the relationship between neuroscience and philosophy; and, finally, v) the influences and history of the philosophy of mind. This book will be useful for specialists of the field, but also for others who are interested in some of the more updated sciences of the mind. Continue reading

Book Announcement: A Social and Solidarity Economy: The Ukrainian Choice

A Social and Solidarity Economy: The Ukrainian Choice now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895224
Hardback, pp230, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of A Social and Solidarity Economy: The Ukrainian Choice, edited by Anton S. Filipenko.

This volume considers one of the alternative economic models that countries can consider implementing. It systematizes the experience of the social and solidarity economy in both developing and developed countries in America, Europe and Australia. However, the focus is given to the prerequisites and main forms of the social and solidarity economy development that exists in Ukraine. The collection will be of interest to academic scholars, as well as political and public decision-makers. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Modern Philosopher, Letters to Her Son and Verses on the Siege of Gibraltar, by Elizabeth Craven

The Modern Philosopher, Letters to Her Son and Verses on the Siege of Gibraltar, by Elizabeth Craven now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895040
Hardback, pp142, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Modern Philosopher, Letters to Her Son and Verses on the Siege of Gibraltar, by Elizabeth Craven, edited by Julia Gasper.

This book offers a modern edition of three fascinating and important works by Elizabeth Craven (1750-1828), an English author who lived for many years on the Continent. Craven is mainly remembered for her scandalous personal life, but deserves more serious attention. She was influenced by Enlightenment ideas and took a broad interest in the events of her time. The Modern Philosopher (1790) is a satire on the egalitarian theories of the French Revolution. The intellectual Longinius advocates equality in theory as perfectly logical, but is dismayed when his household put it into practice. Its love-plot has a happy ending. Written originally in French, it is here translated for the first time. Continue reading