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    Title: Between Horse & Buggy & Four-Wheel Drive
    Sub-title: Change & Diversity Among Mennonite Settlements in Belize, Central America
    By (author): Carel Roessingh, Tanja Plasil
    ISBN10-13: 9086593321 : 9789086593323
    In 1958 a considerable group of Mennonites travelled down from Canada to Central America. They considered Canada to be too modern and sought after the simplicity of a more traditional society. Their search led them to Mexico and Paraguay. And to Belize, the setting of this newly published volume. This book is the first important study about the Mennonite community in Belize, consisting of approximately 10.000 people. Much like the Amish in the US, these Mennonites transport themselves in characteristic horse drawn buggies, they live in large families and try to keep their houses and households as sober as possible. And they are religious, of course. Although modernity is slowly moving ahead, even for them.
    About The Author:
    Carel Roessingh is anthropologist, working at the department of Culture, Organization and Management at the Faculty of Social Sciences.
    Tanja Plasil is an anthropologist.
    "From the perspective of Mennonite scholarship this book is without a doubt groundbreaking in its ethnographic richness". -- Dr Royden Loewen, professor at the Department of History and Chair of Mennonite Studies at the University of Winnipeg, Canada, and editor of the Journal of Mennonite Studies
    Pages: 224  Size: 170x240mm  Illustrations: b/w photos & illus 
    PublishedVU University Press (NL) - January   2010
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Regional studies : Belize
    List Price: 32.50 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: Building Bridges
    Sub-title: Connecting Science, Technology & Philosophy
    Edited by: Henk de Regt, Chunglin Kwa
    ISBN10-13: 9086596681 : 9789086596683
    Text in English & Dutch. What is the future of science and technology? Will academic research become a commodity like so much else? Will technology and science become ever more intertwined? Such questions concern anyone to whom science and technology matter. A philosophical approach can shed light on them, as Hans Radder has amply shown. This volume contains essays by colleagues and friends that highlight the wide variety of topics he has addressed in his work. Whether it is the interaction between science, technology and society, the nature of scientific experimentation, or the scientific realism question, Radder's approach is always acute and committed. With contributions by Henk van den Belt, James Robert Brown, Kai Eigner, Andrew Feenberg, Steve Fuller, Makoto Katsumori, Peter Kirschenmann, Christian Krijnen, Peter Kroes, Chunglin Kwa, Sabina Leonelli, Loet Leydesdorff, Alfred Nordmann, Pieter Pekelharing, Arthur Petersen, Henk de Regt, Angela Roothaan, László Ropolyi, Frits Schipper, and Astrid Schwarz.
    Table of Contents:
    Introduction; Filosofie van wetenschap en technologie: Wat? Hoe? Waarom?; Niet-lokale betekenis en surplusbetekenis van theoretische begrippen; Scientific organisations as social movements: reflections on how social theory; can inform the philosophy of science; The ethos of scientific advice: a pragmatist approach to uncertainty and; ignorance in science & public policy; Heisenberg’s reinterpretation of complementarity & the structure of reality; Intellectueel eigendom: een oxymoron?; De choreometrie van universiteit-industrie-overheidsrelaties: een dans rond; de mousse-aux-trois-chocolats; Why medicine is different; The “capitalization of the intellect”: did Father Kwant anticipate the; commodification thesis?; Re-appropriating the master’s tools: commodification & neo-liberalism in; the constitution of ‘the next left’; A form for experimental inquiry: aphorism & metaphor as heuristic tools; Technoscience at the fork; Successful science in a limited world: a Tractarian perspective on consensus in science; Modern science & technology: two sides of a coin; On the science-technology relationship: a historical view; On idealist foundations of reality: the forgotten perspectives of neo-Kantianism; Doesn’t the normal carbon atom really & truly have six electrons? On “conceptual, propositional & theoretical realizations”; Decommodification of learning: John Dewey & Ivan Illich in search of an; education for the future; Aspects of the philosophy of research: the field of management & organisation.
    Pages: 245  Size: 240x170mm 
    PublishedVU University Press (NL) - April   2014
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Philosophy : Impact of science & technology on society : Technology: general issues
    List Price: 35.00 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: Calvin, the Body & Sexuality
    Sub-title: An Inquiry into his Anthropology
    By (author): Alida Sewell
    ISBN10-13: 9086595871 : 9789086595877
    How did John Calvin think about the body? Alida Sewell first asked that question when she came across Calvins assertion that the body is the prison of the soul. That sounded Platonic rather than Christian. She investigated and found that although Calvin used the prison metaphor numerous times, he did imbue it with Christian concepts related to his eschatology. Nevertheless, in some aspects he comes across as unnecessarily negative about the body. Sewell has shown that many of his views were shared by his contemporaries and were considered to reflect "the natural order" but some arose out of his personal experience and prudery.
    About The Author:
    Alida Sewell was born in 1948. She migrated to New Zealand in 1961 and graduated B.A. from the University of Canterbury in 1971. In 2003 she graduated M.Th. With High Distinction from Trinity Bible College and Seminary and thereafter undertook doctoral studies at the VU University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    Pages: 270  Size: 155x235mm 
    PublishedVU University Press (NL) - March   2012
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Philosophy of religion
    List Price: 19.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 3 of: 33
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    Title: Calypso's Oath
    Sub-title: On Biased Traditions in Philosophy
    By (author): M Pellikaan-Engel
    ISBN10-13: 9086594506 : 9789086594504
    This book helps us to take a fresh look at several well-known texts from classical antiquity. We discover that Homer's character Calypso is not an egoistic sex bomb, but a kind, intelligent woman with a highly developed moral sense; her protests against a double standard and her view that rationality and empathy together form the basis of proper moral conduct are surprisingly modern. Authorities on ethics such as Socrates, Cicero, Seneca and Augustine seem to take double standards for granted. In their thinking rationality plays the chief role and empathy receives very little attention. These philosophers laid the foundation for the development of one-sided views in the history of philosophy, in which women are for the most part forgotten minor players. It is high time we put an end to these biased traditions in philosophy and start to pay attention to the insights of women philosophers, from early champions of equal rights, such as Hipparchia and Olympe de Gouges, to present day thinkers, such as Hannah Arendt, Simone de Beauvoir and Martha Nussbaum.
    Pages: 116 
    PublishedVU University Press (NL) - October   2010
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Philosophy
    List Price: 17.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 4 of: 33
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    Title: Connecting Delta Cities
    By (author): J Aerts, M Bowman, P Dircke, Major Major D Marfai, MA MA
    ISBN10-13: 9086593631 : 9789086593637
    At present, more than 50% of the entire world population lives in cities. According to the United Nations more than two-thirds of the world's large cities are vulnerable to rising sea levels, exposing millions of people to the risk of extreme floods and storms. Within the coming 30 years, the United Nations project that the number of people living in cities will increase to 60% of the world's population, resulting in even more people living in highly exposed areas. Both scientists and policy makers have addressed the issue of adapting to the challenge of climate change, and both call for embedding long term scenarios in city planning and investments in all sectors. Based on estimations of costs of estimations, it appears that investing in adaptation now would save money in the long term. This book shows the different aspects of climate adaptation. It is an independent investigation of comparative adaptation problems and progress in the cities of Rotterdam, New York and Jakarta. In this regard, each city faces different challenges; one of the lessons of the Connecting Delta Cities initiative is that while cities will follow adaptation paths that may differ, sometimes substantially, each city can learn from the others.
    Pages: 96 
    PublishedVU University Press (NL) - October   2010
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Climate change : Regional & area planning
    List Price: 22.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 5 of: 33
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    Title: Disability Care in Africa
    Sub-title: Community-Based Rehabilitation in Rural Regions
    Edited by: Adri Vermeer PhD, Zsoka Magyarszeky MBA
    ISBN10-13: 9086596886 : 9789086596881
    This book describes the development of a differentiated network of disability care in a developing rural area consisting of a number of townships in South Africa. The network includes residential care for abandoned, neglected and orphaned children with physical and/or intellectual disabilities; semi-residential care in group homes for young adults with a disability and daily care in day care centres for families with a disabled child in the surrounding townships; and home-based care for families with a disabled child at their homes. Then an analysis is provided about how home-based care is carried out in two other African countries, Uganda and Zimbabwe, by a non-governmental organisation in The Netherlands, aiming at direct child assistance and capacity development in developing countries. Finally, in-service training activities are described that are necessary for the transition from a residential nursing-oriented facility to a community-based care organisation.
    Table of Contents:
    Foreword: Inspiration by Willem Hendrik Gispen; Introduction: Towards a Model for Community-Based Rehabilitation in Developing; Part I: Disability and Disability Care; Part II: Conductive Education; Part III: Multi-Sensory Story Telling; Part IV: Cognitive Play Intervention; Part V: Home-Based Care; Part VI: In-Service Training; Epilogue: Conclusions to what has been said.
    About The Author:
    Adri Vermeer, PhD, emeritus Professor in Special Education, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, advisor board of trustees, Sizanani Chrildres's Home, Bronkhorstspruit, South-Africa; research advisor Liliane Foundation, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
    Zsoka Magyarszeky, Conductor, MBA, general manager Sizanani Children's Home, Bronkhorstspruit, South-Africa (till 2012), recently senior conductor Stick ‘n' Step, a community service centre for children with cerebral palsy in Wirral (Liverpool), UK.
    Pages: 384  Size: 240x170mm  Illustrations: b/w & colour illus 
    PublishedVU University Press (NL) - October   2014
    Format: Hardback
    Subjects: Disability: social aspects : Africa
    List Price: 39.95 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 6 of: 33
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    Title: Dutch Media Monopoly
    Sub-title: A Political-Economic Analysis of the Crisis in Journalism in The Netherlands
    By (author): Dr Tabe Bergman
    ISBN10-13: 908659672X : 9789086596720
    Building on work by renowned media critics including James Curran, Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky, Tabe Bergman makes a compelling case that, like its American and British counterparts, Dutch journalism is not free but a slave to the bottom line. His contrarian reading of history shows that a pro-elite bias has pervaded Dutch journalism throughout the 20th century. By analysing the coverage of the war in Iraq, Bergman demonstrates that also in the internet era the Dutch news favours the self-interested views of politicians and media owners over the public interest. He argues that only far-reaching measures can excise this fundamental flaw and end journalism's current crisis. Bergsma became Ph.D. on this subject in 2013. VU University Press published his thesis now as a commercial edition for the public.
    About The Author:
    Tabe Bergman worked as a journalist in the Netherlands before he attained his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an assistant professor in journalism at Renmin University of China.
    "An original and incisive analysis of the shortcomings of Dutch media that will be of compelling interest to students of journalism around the world." -- James Curran, University of London
    Pages: 134  Size: 240x170mm 
    PublishedVU University Press (NL) - November   2014
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Politics & government : Economics : Press & journalism : Netherlands
    List Price: 28.00 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: Effective Scientific Writing
    Sub-title: An Advanced Learner's Guide to Better English
    By (author): Aleth Bolt, Walter Bruins
    ISBN10-13: 9086596177 : 9789086596171
    Writing a scientific article in English is often a major challenge for non-native speakers of the language. They not only need to produce a well-structured and coherent text, but they are also expected to use correct and idiomatic English throughout. While many books and guides deal with academic writing in general, few focus specifically on writing a scientific article, and most are not written with non-native speakers of English in mind. This guide now offers help. It provides comprehensive and practical advice for non-English graduate students (Master's and PhD) and researchers from various disciplines who wish to communicate their work effectively. It presents all the essential elements for writing a successful scientific paper: (1) getting started and structuring your thoughts; (2) structuring your paper; (3) citing sources; (4) writing well-structured and coherent paragraphs; (5) constructing effective sentences; (6) considering information placement and word order; (7) adopting the right style and using appropriate vocabulary; (8) avoiding the pitfalls of English grammar; (9) using correct spelling and punctuation. This guide is the culmination of Taalcentrum-VU's years of experience in providing clear language and communication consulting in combination with practical tools to aid the aspiring writer of scientific English.
    Pages: 160  Size: 240x170mm 
    PublishedVU University Press (NL) - October   2012
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Writing skills : English : English
    List Price: 23.50 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 8 of: 33
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    Title: Evangelical Theology in Transition
    Series: (AmSTaR Series)
    By (author): C van der Kooi, E van Staalduine-Sulman, A W Zwiep
    ISBN10-13: 9086596002 : 9789086596003
    This first instalment of the AmSTaR series explores recent developments in Evangelical Christianity in the Netherlands. Dutch Evangelicalism can be understood as rooted in the Reformation, Pietism and other renewal movements. This collection of articles by a number of experts in the field reflects on the boundaries and intersections of the Evangelical tradition in the Netherlands, with a special focus on the themes of transition and fusion. In new cultural and societal circumstances, Dutch Evangelicalism is rapidly changing from a minority group of dissenters to a more established and respected movement within Protestantism and Dutch society. This raises a number of questions about identity, core values, practices and beliefs. The contributors to this volume explore these issues from historical, practical-theological, political, biblical-theological and hermeneutical perspectives in an attempt to understand the role and significance of Evangelical faith in the twenty-first century.
    Pages: 270  Size: 235x155mm 
    PublishedVU University Press (NL) - October   2012
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: 21st century history: from c 2000 - : Christian theology : Religious groups: social & cultural aspects : 21st century
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    Title: 9 of: 33
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    Title: Evangelicals & Sources of Authority
    Series: [AmSTar -- Amsterdam Studies in Theology & Religion Series]
    Edited by: Miranda Klaver, Stefan Paas, Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman
    ISBN10-13: 9086597351 : 9789086597352
    What are the sources of authority for evangelical Christians in their debates and practices? They often refer to the Bible, but it is not the sole source. Practical results are important, as are personal feelings and experiences. Fourteen researchers examined the sources of authority to which evangelicals appeal. It was assumed that they accepted a certain balance between the authority of the Bible, tradition, experiences and rationality. In the past two decades, however, a shift from traditional interpretations of the Bible to an emphasis on individual experiences and emotions has been discernible, with varying implications. It is time to acknowledge that the evangelical movement is not stuck in conservatism, but is willing to enter new debates with changing sources of authority. This is volume 6 in the famous peer-reviewed AmSTar Series [Amsterdam Studies in Theology and Religion], published under the auspices of the Center of Evangelical and Reformation Theology (CERT).
    Table of Contents:
    List of Contributors; Introduction -- Evangelicals & Sources of Authority; Towards an Evangelical Hermeneutic of Authority by Henk Bakker; Looking for Discernment: Dreams, Images & Prophecy in a Local Baptist Congregation by René Erwich; New Media Making & Breaking Religious Leadership: The Case of Hillsong Church by Miranda Klaver; Losing Face in a Facebook Era: Theological Reflections on the Misplaced Authority of Social Media; by Ronald T. Michener; Jesus, You Are My King: An Analysis of the Dominant Faith Narratives in Popular Contemporary Worship Songs by Hans Riphagen; Feminine Failure: Expectations Around Evangelical Female Leadership by Joke van Saane & Nadia Kroon; Homosexuality & Moral Authority: A Theological Interpretation of Changing Views in Evangelical Circles by Ad de Bruijne; Star Wars: The Creation Debate in Cyberspace Between Fundamentalists & Neo-Evangelicals by W. Creighton Marlowe; Why Church Planting in Europe? On Authorizing a Common Evangelical Practice by Stefan Paas; The Man as Priest of the Family: A Reformed Metaphor in an Evangelical Surrounding by; Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman; God’s Repentance & Immutability: In Search of the Relation Between Doctrine & Biblical Narrative by Kees van der Kooi; The Quest for Our Source of Authority: An Evaluation of Vanhoozer’s Canonical-Linguistic Approach by Kees van Kralingen; “This is What Was Spoken by the Prophet Joel”: The Latter Rain in Joel’s Prophecies & in Dutch Pentecostalism by Wido van Peursen; Index of Authors.
    About The Author:
    Miranda Klaver is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Master programme Religion and Media at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is a recognized expert on Evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity by national public media in the Netherlands.
    Stefan Paas is J.H. Bavinck Professor of Missiology and Intercultural Theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Professor of Missiology at Theologische Universiteit Kampen. He has also written about church planting, political philosophy, and apologetics.
    Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman is Associate Professor of Early Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is editor-in-chief of the Dutch journal Soteria, a quarterly magazine for evangelical theological reflection.
    Pages: 293  Size: 230x155mm 
    PublishedVU University Press (NL) - July   2016
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Other Nonconformist & Evangelical Churches
    List Price: 29.95 Pounds Sterling
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