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Christianity and the New Social Order - A Manifesto for a Fairer Future (Paperback): John Atherton, Christopher Baker, John... Christianity and the New Social Order - A Manifesto for a Fairer Future (Paperback)
John Atherton, Christopher Baker, John Reader
R336 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Is Britain a broken society? Written in accessible language that speaks directly into church, public sphere and also academy it enters the current political, economic and social policy/civil society debates concerning the values and directions of British society. It covers religion and the public square, wellbeing and happiness in the public square, the new economics, faiths and social welfare, a new political manifesto.

Theology and New Materialism - Spaces of Faithful Dissent (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): John Reader Theology and New Materialism - Spaces of Faithful Dissent (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
John Reader
R2,445 R2,146 Discovery Miles 21 460 Save R299 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book argues that identified weaknesses in recent theological engagement with New Materialism can be successfully addressed by incorporating insights from Relational Christian Realism. Central themes are those of the relational and the apophatic as they represent different but essential strands of a materialist theology. The relational refers to the work of Deleuze and its influence upon key New Materialist thinkers such as De Landa, Bryant, and Braidotti but supplemented from Relational Christian Realism by Latour and Badiou and with reference to the concept of the apophatic as found in Keller and Kearney. Examining the concepts of transcendence, human agency, and a New Enlightenment, the book moves into more practical areas of aesthetics and technology concluding with a response to the contemporary apocalyptic of climate change. Being "beyond in the midst" requires developing spaces of faithful dissent and holding the tension between the relational and the apophatic in theology.

Africa - A Biography of the Continent (Paperback, New Ed): John Reader Africa - A Biography of the Continent (Paperback, New Ed)
John Reader
R455 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R64 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The roots of our ancestry lie in Africa. John Reader's brilliant, panoramic survey traces the development of this huge continent from its earliest geological formation and the beginnings of life, through to the civil war and genocide that mark it today. He explores the complex, widely differing societies from the great inland estuaries of the Niger and the Okavango, to the rain forests of the Equator and the deserts of the North, the devastating impact of European exploitation on those societies and the recent emergence of independent nations. Challenging many widely held misconceptions, his illuminating account will change the way many people think about Africa.

Globalization, Engineering, and Creativity (Paperback, New): John Reader Globalization, Engineering, and Creativity (Paperback, New)
John Reader
R779 Discovery Miles 7 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The text addresses the impact of globalization within engineering, particularly on working practices and prospects for creativity. It suggests that accepted norms of economic activity create enclosures and thresholds within the profession, which as engineers increase their awareness (reflexivity) will shape the future of engineering, and the values which underpin it. It is aimed at practicing engineers and those in training and is an introduction to the social and political context currently setting new challenges for the profession.

Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century. a Record of Progress in the Utilisation of Vegetable Products in the United... Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century. a Record of Progress in the Utilisation of Vegetable Products in the United Kingdom, and the Introduction of Economic Plants Into the British Colonies, During the Present Century (Paperback)
John Reader 1837-1920 Jackson
R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century. a Record of Progress in the Utilisation of Vegetable Products in the United... Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century. a Record of Progress in the Utilisation of Vegetable Products in the United Kingdom, and the Introduction of Economic Plants Into the British Colonies, During the Present Century (Hardcover)
John Reader 1837-1920 Jackson
R682 Discovery Miles 6 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Official Guide to the Kew Museums - A Handbook to the Museums of Economic Botany of the Royal Gardens, Kew (Hardcover): Daniel... Official Guide to the Kew Museums - A Handbook to the Museums of Economic Botany of the Royal Gardens, Kew (Hardcover)
Daniel Oliver, Royal Botanic Gardens, John Reader Jackson
R589 Discovery Miles 5 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century. a Record of Progress in the Utilisation of Vegetable Products in the United... Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century. a Record of Progress in the Utilisation of Vegetable Products in the United Kingdom, and the Introduction of Economic Plants Into the British Colonies, During the Present Century (Hardcover)
John Reader 1837-1920 Jackson
R658 Discovery Miles 6 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century. a Record of Progress in the Utilisation of Vegetable Products in the United... Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century. a Record of Progress in the Utilisation of Vegetable Products in the United Kingdom, and the Introduction of Economic Plants Into the British Colonies, During the Present Century (Hardcover)
John Reader Jackson
R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Theological Reflection for Human Flourishing - Pastoral Practice and Public Theology (Paperback): Helen Cameron, John Reader,... Theological Reflection for Human Flourishing - Pastoral Practice and Public Theology (Paperback)
Helen Cameron, John Reader, Victoria Slater, Christopher Rowland
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book aims to create a bridge between pastoral practice and public theology aimed at those training for ministry, those in ministry and lay people wishing to reflect upon their work. It seeks to enable those in pastoral ministry to reflect upon their institutional encounters and to enable lay people who work in institutions as professionals or managers to reflect upon their pastoral encounters. By generating shared encounters of theological reflection between these two groups the authors identify points of solidarity and tension between them.The book seeks to address the commonly voiced concern that clergy and laity talk past each other and don't engage on the issues that they find perplexing. Readers of the book will gain an increased confidence in reflecting upon their own practice and engaging with others in theological reflection.

Potato - A History of the Propitious Esculent (Paperback): John Reader Potato - A History of the Propitious Esculent (Paperback)
John Reader
R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The potato--humble, lumpy, bland, familiar--is a decidedly unglamorous staple of the dinner table. Or is it? John Reader's narrative on the role of the potato in world history suggests we may be underestimating this remarkable tuber. From domestication in Peru 8,000 years ago to its status today as the world's fourth largest food crop, the potato has played a starring--or at least supporting--role in many chapters of human history. In this witty and engaging book, Reader opens our eyes to the power of the potato.

Whether embraced as the solution to hunger or wielded as a weapon of exploitation, blamed for famine and death or recognized for spurring progress, the potato has often changed the course of human events. Reader focuses on sixteenth-century South America, where the indigenous potato enabled Spanish conquerors to feed thousands of conscripted native people; eighteenth-century Europe, where the nutrition-packed potato brought about a population explosion; and today's global world, where the potato is an essential food source but also the world's most chemically-dependent crop. Where potatoes have been adopted as a staple food, social change has always followed. It may be "just" a humble vegetable, John Reader shows, yet the history of the potato has been anything but dull.

Africa - A Biography of the Continent (Paperback, 1st Vintage Books ed): John Reader Africa - A Biography of the Continent (Paperback, 1st Vintage Books ed)
John Reader
R528 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R77 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Awe-inspiring . . . a masterly synthesis."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Deeply penetrating, intensely thought-provoking and thoroughly informed . . . one of the most important general surveys of Africa that has been produced in the last decade." --The Washington Post

In 1978, paleontologists in East Africa discovered the earliest evidence of our divergence from the apes: three pre-human footprints, striding away from a volcano, were preserved in the petrified surface of a mudpan over three million years ago. Out of Africa, the world's most ancient and stable landmass, Homo sapiens dispersed across the globe.  And yet the continent that gave birth to human history has long been woefully misunderstood and mistreated by the rest of the world.

In a book as splendid in its wealth of information as it is breathtaking in scope, British writer and photojournalist John Reader brings to light Africa's geology and evolution, the majestic array of its landforms and environments, the rich diversity of its peoples and their ways of life, the devastating legacies of slavery and colonialism as well as recent political troubles and triumphs. Written in simple, elegant prose and illustrated with Reader's own photographs, Africa: A Biography of the Continent is an unforgettable book that will delight the general reader and expert alike.  

"Breathtaking in its scope and detail." --San Francisco Chronicle

Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century. a Record of Progress in the Utilisation of Vegetable Products in the United... Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century. a Record of Progress in the Utilisation of Vegetable Products in the United Kingdom, and the Introduction of Economic Plants Into the British Colonies, During the Present Century (Paperback)
John Reader 1837-1920 Jackson
R533 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R97 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century. a Record of Progress in the Utilisation of Vegetable Products in the United... Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century. a Record of Progress in the Utilisation of Vegetable Products in the United Kingdom, and the Introduction of Economic Plants Into the British Colonies, During the Present Century (Paperback)
John Reader 1837-1920 Jackson
R512 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R91 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century. a Record of Progress in the Utilisation of Vegetable Products in the United... Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century. a Record of Progress in the Utilisation of Vegetable Products in the United Kingdom, and the Introduction of Economic Plants Into the British Colonies, During the Present Century (Paperback)
John Reader Jackson
R514 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R91 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Official Guide to the Kew Museums - A Handbook to the Museums of Economic Botany of the Royal Gardens, Kew (Paperback): Daniel... Official Guide to the Kew Museums - A Handbook to the Museums of Economic Botany of the Royal Gardens, Kew (Paperback)
Daniel Oliver, Royal Botanic Gardens, John Reader Jackson
R387 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R71 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Cities (Paperback): John Reader Cities (Paperback)
John Reader
R441 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R61 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In"Cities," the acclaimed historian John Reader takes us on a journey of the city--from its earliest example in the Ancient Near East to today's teeming centers of compressed existence, such as Mumbai and Tokyo. Cities are home to half the planet's population and consume nearly three-quarters of its natural resources. For Reader, they are our most natural artifacts, the civic spirit of our collective ingenuity. He gives us the ecological and functional context of how cities evolved throughout human history--the connection between pottery making and childbirth in ancient Anatolia, plumbing and politics in ancient Rome, and revolution and street planning in nineteenth-century Paris. This illuminating study helps us to understand how urban centers thrive, decline, and rise again--and prepares us for the role cities will play in the future.

Commercial Botany of the nineteenth Century (Paperback): John Reader Jackson Commercial Botany of the nineteenth Century (Paperback)
John Reader Jackson
R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century (Paperback): John Reader Jackson Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century (Paperback)
John Reader Jackson
R1,104 Discovery Miles 11 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Commercial botany of the nineteenth century. A record of progress in the utilisation of vegetable products in the United Kingdom, and the introduction of economic plants into the British colonies, during the present century (1890). This book, "Commercial botany of the nineteenth century," by John Reader Jackson, is a replication of a book originally published before 1890. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.

Entering the New Theological Space - Blurred Encounters of Faith, Politics and Community (Hardcover, New Ed): John Reader Entering the New Theological Space - Blurred Encounters of Faith, Politics and Community (Hardcover, New Ed)
John Reader; Edited by Christopher R. Baker
R3,783 Discovery Miles 37 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents theological reflections on the changing nature of church mission and Christian identity within a theology of 'blurred encounter' - a physical, social, political and spiritual space where once solid hierarchies and patterns are giving way to more fluid and in many ways unsettling exchanges. The issues raised and dynamics explored apply to all socially-produced space, thus tending to 'blur' that most fundamental of theological categories - namely urban vs. rural theology. Engaging in a sharper way with some of the helpful but inevitably broad-brush conclusions raised by recent church-based reports (Mission-shaped Church, Faithful Cities), the authors examine some of the practical and theological implications of this research for the issue of effective management and therefore church leadership generally. Speaking to practitioners in the field of practical theology as well as those engaged in theological and ministerial training, key voices encompass dimensions of power and conflict, and identify some of the present and future opportunities and challenges to church/faith-based engagement and leadership arising from blurred encounters. Contributors - practitioners and theorists - cover a wide spectrum of interdisciplinary professional contexts and academic/denominational interests. Contributors include: John Atherton, John Reader, Helen Cameron, Martyn Percy, Malcolm Brown, Karen Lord, Clare McBeath and Margaret Goodall.

Reconstructing Practical Theology - The Impact of Globalization (Paperback, New Ed): John Reader Reconstructing Practical Theology - The Impact of Globalization (Paperback, New Ed)
John Reader
R1,292 Discovery Miles 12 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book argues that the discipline of practical theology needs to be re-shaped in the light of the impact of various influences created through the encounter with globalization. Essential to this is an engagement with the insights of other disciplines, e.g. sociology, politics, economics and philosophy. The content and authority of the Christian tradition is being challenged by the blurred encounters with more fluid lifestyles, alternative spiritualities and indeed other faiths as mediated through information technology and the breakdown of attachments to all forms of institutional life. Traditional ways of 'belonging' and relating to places and structures are being eroded leaving the established patterns of ministry, worship, church organisation the province of an ageing population, while those who are now more inclined to search for 'communities of interest' avoid being drawn into the practices and structures of formal religion. What is the future for practical theology in this rapidly changing context? By examining the familiar concerns of the subject John Reader shows how it is in danger of operating with 'zombie categories' - still alive but only just - and presents the possibilities for a reflexive spirituality grounded in the Christian tradition as a way into the future.

The Untold History of the Potato (Paperback): John Reader The Untold History of the Potato (Paperback)
John Reader 1
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Out of stock

The story of one of the world's most important food crops.
From the first nomads travelling down the coast of the Americas nearly 15,000 years ago to the contemporary uses of potato starch in industrializing China, the story of the potato is both satisfying and fascinating. Consisting mainly of energy-giving carbohydrate, protein, vitamin C and potassium, potatos have been grown safely and cheaply underground in almost any weather and soil conditions, helping to fuel industrial revolution and population explosions. As global population swells and famine remains a constant risk, and environmental sustainability becomes ever more crucial, Reader asks what role the spud still has to play.
The familiar, ubiquitous potato is part of our sense of mundane normality, but its story is one of struggle, disease and survival. The Untold History of the Potato is a fascinating exploration of the biology, history and social influence of our most humble and versatile foodstuff.

Invisible Cities - Paul Seawright (Hardcover): Christopher Coppock, John Reader Invisible Cities - Paul Seawright (Hardcover)
Christopher Coppock, John Reader
R743 Discovery Miles 7 430 Out of stock
Reconstructing Practical Theology - The Impact of Globalization (Hardcover): John Reader Reconstructing Practical Theology - The Impact of Globalization (Hardcover)
John Reader
R4,109 Discovery Miles 41 090 Out of stock

This book argues that the discipline of practical theology needs to be re-shaped in the light of the impact of various influences created through the encounter with globalization. Essential to this is an engagement with the insights of other disciplines, e.g. sociology, politics, economics and philosophy. The content and authority of the Christian tradition is being challenged by the blurred encounters with more fluid lifestyles, alternative spiritualities and indeed other faiths as mediated through information technology and the breakdown of attachments to all forms of institutional life. Traditional ways of 'belonging' and relating to places and structures are being eroded leaving the established patterns of ministry, worship, church organisation the province of an ageing population, while those who are now more inclined to search for 'communities of interest' avoid being drawn into the practices and structures of formal religion. What is the future for practical theology in this rapidly changing context? By examining the familiar concerns of the subject John Reader shows how it is in danger of operating with 'zombie categories' - still alive but only just - and presents the possibilities for a reflexive spirituality grounded in the Christian tradition as a way into the future.

A Philosophy of Christian Materialism - Entangled Fidelities and the Public Good (Hardcover, New Ed): Christopher Baker, Thomas... A Philosophy of Christian Materialism - Entangled Fidelities and the Public Good (Hardcover, New Ed)
Christopher Baker, Thomas A. James, John Reader
R2,225 Discovery Miles 22 250 Out of stock

A Philosophy of Christian Materialism offers a new religious engagement with the public sphere via means of interdisciplinary analysis and empirical examples, developing what the authors call a Relational Christian Realism building upon interaction with contemporary Philosophy of Religion. The book argues that the current discourse on public religion is inadequate in addressing the issues now to be faced, including: material religious practice in the sphere of education; the growth of alternative political movements and the developing awareness of environmental concerns and urban social justice. Key concepts that support this strategic analysis are: entangled fidelities (the form of a materialist religious practice); the possibility of a relational Christian realism (including new developments in how we interpret key categories of doctrine including God and creation, salvation and humanity), and the post-secular public sphere (including the emerging phenomenon of postsecular rapprochement - namely the coming together of both religious and secular actors in methodologies and politics of pragmatism as well as ethical discourse for the sake of the public commons). Co-authored by theologians in both the USA and the UK, this book represents an exciting contribution to philosophy and practice of religion on both sides of the Atlantic and aspires to be sufficiently interdisciplinary to also appeal to readerships engaged in the study of modern political and social trends.

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