The Missionary Position

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780857898401
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Religion

In this frank and damning expos of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature and limits of one woman's mission to help the world's poor. He probes the source of the heroic status bestowed upon an Albanian nun whose only declared wish was to serve God. He asks whether Mother Teresa's good works answered any higher purpose than the need of the world's privileged to see someone, somewhere, doing something for the Third World. He unmasks pseudo-miracles, questions Mother Teresa's fitness to adjudicate on matters of sex and reproduction, and reports on a version of saintly ubiquity which affords genial relations with dictators, corrupt tycoons and convicted frauds. Is Mother Teresa merely an essential salve to the conscience of the rich West, or an expert PR machine for the Catholic Church? In its caustic iconoclasm and unsparing wit, The Missionary Position showcases the devastating effect of Hitchens' writing at its polemical best.

The Hitch

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 9783641069698
Release Date: 2011-10-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Hitch: das bewegte Leben eines der einflussreichsten und streitbarsten Denker Ikonen von ihrem Sockel zu stürzen ist ein Anliegen, das Christopher Hitchens mit der Nonchalance eines Salonlöwen und der Unerbittlichkeit eines Rottweilers verfolgt – wie seine Biografien über Mutter Teresa, Henry Kissinger und Bill Clinton beweisen. Jetzt hinterfragt der Bestsellerautor, Journalist, Bonvivant und Provokateur seinen eigenen, fast schon ikonenhaften Status als „wahrscheinlich klügster Kopf seiner Generation“ (DIE WELT). In seiner Autobiografie tritt „The Hitch” selbst ungeschminkt vor den Spiegel. Wie ein britischer Trotzkist, in der ersten Reihe der Vietnamkriegsgegner, nach dem 11. September die amerikanische Staatsbürgerschaft annimmt und bis heute zu den prominentesten und umstrittensten Befürwortern des Irakkriegs zählt. Wie der zum christlichen Glauben erzogene Sohn einer freigeistigen Mutter, die bis zu ihrem Selbstmord ihre jüdische Herkunft geheim hielt, seine atheistischen Ansichten zum Weltbestseller macht. Wie ein auf Kuba kaffeepflückender junger Linksintellektueller gegen das Establishment anstürmt und sich beim Cocktail mit Margaret Thatcher wiederfindet. „The Hitch” ist die Roadmap für ein Leben, das nichts, wirklich nichts ausgelassen hat.

Mother Teresa

Author: Gëzim Alpion
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134163694
Release Date: 2006-10-16
Genre: Religion

Mother Teresa was one of the most written about and publicised women in modern times. Apart from Pope John Paul II, she was arguably the most advertised religious celebrity in the last quarter of the twentieth century. During her lifetime as well as posthumously, Mother Teresa continues to generate a huge level of interest and heated debate. Gëzim Alpion explores the significance of Mother Teresa to the mass media, to celebrity culture, to the Church and to various political groups. A section explores the ways different vested interests have sought to appropriate her after her death, and also examines Mother Teresa's own attitude to her childhood and to the Balkan conflicts in the 1980s and 1990s. This book sheds a new and fascinating light upon this remarkable and influential woman, which will intrigue followers of Mother Teresa and those who study the vagaries of stardom and celebrity culture.

Mother Teresa

Author: Greg Watts
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 0745952836
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The History Makers is a new, colour-illustrated series which focuses on the lives and legacies of historical figures who have influenced the world in significant and lasting ways, including politics, social action and the arts and sciences. Mother Teresa is a modern-day icon - the paragon of human goodness, empathy and charity. This fully illustrated biography tells the story of her life, from a determined young nun who went out onto the streets of Calcutta to care for the diseased and dying to becoming the founder of the Missionaries of Charity, who now work in over 120 countries. Greg Watts paints a deeply human portrait of this inspiring and controversial woman, including the 'spiritual darkness' she suffered from at various stages in her life.

Mother Teresa CEO

Author: Ruma Bose
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781605099538
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Business & Economics

When most people think of Mother Teresa, they think of a saint—a spiritual hero of extraordinary humanitarian accomplishments, a Nobel Peace Prize winner. But Mother Teresa was also the leader of one of the world’s largest and most successful organizations: the Missionaries of Charity. Since founding it in 1948 she has raised millions of dollars and, with over a million volunteers in more than 100 countries, it remains one of the most recognized brands in the world. How did one nun who never received any formal education in business build such an impressive global organization? Frank, realistic, and firmly grounded in practicality, Mother Teresa’s leadership style helped to inspire and organize people across the world. This book shares ten essential leadership principles drawn from Mother Teresa’s example and applies them to today’s business world. Authors Ruma Bose, an entrepreneur who volun- teered with Mother Teresa, and Lou Faust, a leading business expert, are the first to examine her in this light—as a leader whose management style and dedication to a singular vision led to one of the world’s most unlikely success stories. Mother Teresa may have been a saint, but her spectacular success was not a product of divine providence. Her genius was the simplicity of her vision and her dedication to its implementation. It was in the way she treated her people, refusing to distance herself from the everyday work of a typical sister of the Missionaries of Charity. It was in how she handled tough choices—like accepting donations from brutal Haitian dictator François “Papa Doc” Duvalier. These were the principles that made her the great leader of a global organization, and they can be applied by anyone in any organization—no sainthood required.

Mother Teresa

Author: EPUB 2-3
Publisher: Infobase Learning
ISBN: 9781438147413
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre:

CHBiographies

Mother Teresa

Author: M. G. Chitkara
Publisher: APH Publishing
ISBN: 8170249686
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Christianity


Karma Cola

Author: Gita Mehta
Publisher:
ISBN: 3453350383
Release Date: 1984
Genre:


London Review of Books

Author: Jane Hindle
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 185984121X
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Literary Criticism

Erudite, witty and often controversial, The London Review of Books informs and entertains its readers with a fortnightly dose of the best and liveliest of all things cultural. This anthology brings together some of the most memorable pieces from recent years, includes Alan Bennett's Diary, Christopher Hitchens on Bill Clinton's presidency, Terry Castle's hotly-debated reading of Jane Austen's letters, Jerry Fodor taking issue with Richard Dawkins on evolution, Victor Kiernan on treason, Jenny Diski musing on death, Stephen Frears' adventures in Hollywood, Linda Colley on Nancy Reagan, Frank Kermode on Paul de Man and much much more.

The Wizard and the Warrior

Author: Lee G. Bolman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118046641
Release Date: 2011-03-08
Genre: Business & Economics

The Wizard and the Warrior gives leaders the insight and courage they need to take risks on behalf of values they cherish and the people they guide. Great leaders must act both as wizard, calling on imagination, creativity, meaning, and magic, and as warrior, mobilizing strength, courage, and willingness to fight as necessary to fulfill their mission. Best-selling authors Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal present the defining moments and experiences of exemplary leaders such as Carly Fiorina, Thomas Keller (head chef of French Laundry), David Neeleman (CEO of Jet Blue), Mary Kay Ash, Warren Buffet, Anne Mulcahy, and Abraham Lincoln3⁄4all of whom have wrested with their own inner warrior and wizard. These engaging, realistic case studies are followed by commentaries that will raise questions and suggest possibilities without rushing to resolution or simple answers.

Batman and Philosophy

Author: Mark D. White
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470270306
Release Date: 2008-06-23
Genre: Philosophy

Twenty essays explore questions in moral philosophy through examinations of the character of Batman as seen in comic books, graphic novels, and the mass media.

The Moral Arc

Author: Michael Shermer
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9780805096934
Release Date: 2015-01-20
Genre: Science

Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of dissected bodies in old medical texts, physicians opened bodies themselves to see what was there; instead of divining truth through the authority of an ancient holy book or philosophical treatise, people began to explore the book of nature for themselves through travel and exploration; instead of the supernatural belief in the divine right of kings, people employed a natural belief in the right of democracy. In The Moral Arc, Shermer will explain how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism--scientific ways of thinking--have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world.