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Cinemas em português

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Book Series: Documentos ISBN: 9789892613949 Year: Pages: 130 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1395-6 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: Visual Arts
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Portuguese Cinemas | Mozambique | Self and HeteroPerceptions is a book that results from the 6º International Symposium of Portuguese Cinemas, organized at Coimbra University at 2015, that has treated mozambican cinema from colonial time till nowadays, in a year that african portuguese language countries celebrate the 40º year of independance. In the meeting were presente a mozambican delegacy, which includes the reseacher and professor Nataniel Ngomane, the directors Licínio de Azevedo, Sol de Carvalho, João Ribeiro and Diana Manhiça, and Djalma Lourenço as director of the INAC. Behond those, were also present or cooperate in the book researchers from Italy (Livia Apa and Francesca de Rosa), Brazil (Jorge Cruz) and Portugal (José Manuel Costa, Ansgar Schaefer, Sílvia Vieira, Paulo Cunha and Jorge Seabra), debating, during two days, mozambican cinema from colonial time till actuality or its realities and perspectives.

The legacies of Albert Schweitzer reconsidered

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ISBN: 9781928396031 Year: DOI: 10.4102/aosis.2016.tlasr11 Language: English
Publisher: AOSIS Grant: University of South Africa
Subject: Education --- Philosophy --- Religion
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This book on the legacy of Albert Schweitzer contextualises this remarkable intellectualist, humanist, medicine-man, theologian and Nobel Prize winner. This collected work is aimed at specialists in the humanities, social sciences, education, and religious studies. The authors embrace philanthropic values to benefit Africa and the world at large. The publication engages with peers on the relevance of Schweitzer’s work for humanitarian values in Africa. The essays in the book stimulate further research in the various fields in which Schweitzer excelled. Its academic contribution is its focus on the post-colonial discourse in contemporary discussions both in South Africa and Africa at large. The book emphasises Schweitzer’s reverence for life philosophy and demonstrates how this impacts on moral values. However, the book also points to the possibility that Schweitzer’s reverence for life philosophy is embedded in a typically European appreciation of ‘mysticism’ that is not commensurate with African indigenous religious values. From an African academic perspective, the book advocates the view that Schweitzer’s concept of the reverence for life supports not only the Biblical notion of imago Dei but also the African humanist values of the preservation and protection of life, criticising the exploitation of the environment by warring factions and large companies, especially in oil-producing African countries. It also argues that Schweitzer’s disposition on ethics was influenced by the Second World War, his sentiments against nuclear weapons and his resistance to the Enlightenment view of ‘civilisation’. With regard to Jesus studies the book elucidates values promoted by Schweitzer by following in Jesus’ steps and portraying Jesus’ message within a modern world view. Taken over from Schweitzer, the book argues that Jesus’ moral authority resides in his display of love and his interaction with the poor and marginalised. The book demonstrates Schweitzer’s understanding of Jesus as the one who sacrifices his own life to bring the Kingdom of God to realisation in this world. The book commends Schweitzer’s insight that we know Jesus through his toils on the one hand, and through our own experiences on the other. It is in a mixture between the two that the hermeneutical gap between then and now is bridged. It is precisely in bridging this gap that Schweitzer sees himself as an instrument of God’s healing. It defines Schweitzer as the embodiment of being a healer, educationalist and herald of the greening of Christianity. His philosophy on the reverence for life prepares a foundation for Christians to think ‘green’ about human life within a greater environment. He advocates aspects of education such as lifelong learning, holistic education and a problem-based approach to education. Finally, the book analyses both critically and appreciatively Albert Schweitzer’s contribution to the concepts of religious healing prevalent in African Christianity today.

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