The Resource Unexpected Grace : Stories of Faith, Science, and Altruism

Unexpected Grace : Stories of Faith, Science, and Altruism

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Unexpected Grace : Stories of Faith, Science, and Altruism
Title
Unexpected Grace
Title remainder
Stories of Faith, Science, and Altruism
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Unexpected Grace Bill Kramer offers a rare look into the human side of the world of scientific research. He goes behind the scenes of four scientific investigations on diverse aspects of the study of unlimited love and offers uplifting portraits of human beings struggling to understand and improve the complex issues facing them. He explores the dynamics between the researchers, the subjects they study, and the participants in the studies, and eloquently tells their personal stories. The stories touch on vastly different social and human issues, but all are connected by love. The first is the story of Courtney Cowart, who was part of a group of theologians who met at Trinity Place in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001, not knowing her experience would become the subject of a study. The story of how the group struggled to survive and the formation of a practical, effective altruistic community is heartrending and inspiring. This is followed by a description of a University of California Santa Cruz psychology department study on the dynamics of friendship and prejudice that completely changed the perceptions of those involved. The third study, from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, focused on the benefits of religion on mental and physical health, which led its researcher to a greater understanding of forgiveness, humility, and grace. The final powerful story is about a physiology of love study conducted in Iowa City. Here, a functional MRI is the vehicle for measuring empathy and brings the researcher to wonder, "Is there a point at which empathy shuts down and we turn away?" Ultimately she comes to recognize that past experiences influences our ability to respond emphatically. Each story candidly unveils the transformations the researchers and their subjects experienced in the course of their work. This illuminating book, with
  • its unique insights, will appeal to educators, researchers, students, study participants, and everyone who wonders what goes on behind the scenes of investigative studies
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Kramer, Bill
LC call number
BJ1474
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
ProQuest (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Altruism
  • Charity
  • Empathy
  • Grace (Theology)
  • Love
Label
Unexpected Grace : Stories of Faith, Science, and Altruism
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=692527
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Introduction -- Part I: Love Stronger Than Death -- Chapter 1: Tuesday Morning -- Chapter 2: The Street -- Chapter 3: Pradakshina-Church Street -- Chapter 4: Return to Ground Zero -- Chapter 5: St. Paul's Chapel -- Chapter 6: The Road North -- Chapter 7: Pradakshina-Liberty Street -- Chapter 8: A Team Assembles -- Chapter 9: The Miracle Chapel -- Chapter 10: Joe Bradley's Story -- Chapter 11: Pradakshina-West Street -- Chapter 12: Creating an Apostolate -- Chapter 13: Pradakshina-Vesey Street -- Part II: Friendship In, Prejudice Out -- Chapter 14: First Session: Fast Friends -- Chapter 15: The Challenge -- Chapter 16: California Dreaming -- Chapter 17: The Man from Canada -- Chapter 18: Second Session: Jenga and a Hole in the Midwest -- Chapter 19: When Do You Talk about Race? -- Chapter 20: Third Session: The Nitty-gritty -- Chapter 21: City in the Woods -- Chapter 22: Running the Study -- Chapter 23: Fourth Session: Watch Your Head -- Chapter 24: Overlapping Selves -- Chapter 25: Deception Dollars -- Chapter 26: The Big Picture -- Chapter 27: A Future They Can Live In -- Part III: Guided by the Holy Spirit -- Chapter 28: Talking to God -- Chapter 29: Responding to Grace -- Chapter 30: Tales of Unexpected Grace -- Chapter 31: Transforming Shame -- Chapter 32: Approaching Forgiveness -- Chapter 33: Refining the Study -- Chapter 34: A World of Grace -- Part IV: Scanning for Empathy -- Chapter 35: The 3T -- Chapter 36: Video Verity -- Chapter 37: The Teacher and the Nurse -- Chapter 38: The Turnoff Point -- Chapter 39: From the Heartland -- Chapter 40: Out of the Ivory Tower -- Chapter 41: Just Like a Woman -- Chapter 42: An Image of Empathy -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Notes
Control code
EBC692527
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599472362
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC692527
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL692527
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10476171
  • (CaONFJC)MIL326042
  • (OCoLC)727649264
Label
Unexpected Grace : Stories of Faith, Science, and Altruism
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=692527
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Introduction -- Part I: Love Stronger Than Death -- Chapter 1: Tuesday Morning -- Chapter 2: The Street -- Chapter 3: Pradakshina-Church Street -- Chapter 4: Return to Ground Zero -- Chapter 5: St. Paul's Chapel -- Chapter 6: The Road North -- Chapter 7: Pradakshina-Liberty Street -- Chapter 8: A Team Assembles -- Chapter 9: The Miracle Chapel -- Chapter 10: Joe Bradley's Story -- Chapter 11: Pradakshina-West Street -- Chapter 12: Creating an Apostolate -- Chapter 13: Pradakshina-Vesey Street -- Part II: Friendship In, Prejudice Out -- Chapter 14: First Session: Fast Friends -- Chapter 15: The Challenge -- Chapter 16: California Dreaming -- Chapter 17: The Man from Canada -- Chapter 18: Second Session: Jenga and a Hole in the Midwest -- Chapter 19: When Do You Talk about Race? -- Chapter 20: Third Session: The Nitty-gritty -- Chapter 21: City in the Woods -- Chapter 22: Running the Study -- Chapter 23: Fourth Session: Watch Your Head -- Chapter 24: Overlapping Selves -- Chapter 25: Deception Dollars -- Chapter 26: The Big Picture -- Chapter 27: A Future They Can Live In -- Part III: Guided by the Holy Spirit -- Chapter 28: Talking to God -- Chapter 29: Responding to Grace -- Chapter 30: Tales of Unexpected Grace -- Chapter 31: Transforming Shame -- Chapter 32: Approaching Forgiveness -- Chapter 33: Refining the Study -- Chapter 34: A World of Grace -- Part IV: Scanning for Empathy -- Chapter 35: The 3T -- Chapter 36: Video Verity -- Chapter 37: The Teacher and the Nurse -- Chapter 38: The Turnoff Point -- Chapter 39: From the Heartland -- Chapter 40: Out of the Ivory Tower -- Chapter 41: Just Like a Woman -- Chapter 42: An Image of Empathy -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Notes
Control code
EBC692527
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599472362
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC692527
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL692527
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10476171
  • (CaONFJC)MIL326042
  • (OCoLC)727649264

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