Identifying Paul´s Opponents:The Question of Method in 2 Corinthians Jerry L. Sumney
Whether it´s at home or at work, so much of our lives involves negotiating to get what we want. From negotiating a higher salary, to lowering costs from suppliers, to hammering out a new contract with a major customer, or even deciding where to go on vacation, the only way to consistently arrive at successful conclusions is to master the art of negotiation. Updated with completely new tactics and strategies, How to Become a Better Negotiator lets listeners in on the same high-level skills that experienced negotiators use. The book covers important topics such as listening, assertiveness, and how to deal with hostile opponents. In addition, the book now features new chapters on: preparation, including identifying issues and interests, and determining alternatives to a deal and reserve price the five basic steps of negotiation and ´´doing the deal´´ typical negotiating pitfalls and how to avoid them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000451/bk_brll_000451_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Politics in America are polarized and trivialized, perhaps as never before. In Congress, the media, and academic debate, opponents from right and left, the Red and the Blue, struggle against one another as if politics were contact sports played to the shouts of cheerleaders. The result, Ronald Dworkin writes, is a deeply depressing political culture, as ill equipped for the perennial challenge of achieving social justice as for the emerging threats of terrorism. Can the hope for change be realized? Dworkin, one of the world´s leading legal and political philosophers, identifies and defends core principles of personal and political morality that all citizens can share. He shows that recognizing such shared principles can make substantial political argument possible and help replace contempt with mutual respect. Only then can the full promise of democracy be realized in America and elsewhere. Dworkin lays out two core principles that citizens should share: first, that each human life is intrinsically and equally valuable and, second, that each person has an inalienable personal responsibility for identifying and realizing value in his or her own life. He then shows what fidelity to these principles would mean for human rights, the place of religion in public life, economic justice, and the character and value of democracy. Dworkin argues that liberal conclusions flow most naturally from these principles. Properly understood, they collide with the ambitions of religious conservatives, contemporary American tax and social policy, and much of the War on Terror. But his more basic aim is to convince Americans of all political stripes - as well as citizens of other nations with similar cultures - that they can and must defend their own convictions through their own interpretations of these shared values. The book is published by Princeton University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Kramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000056/bk_redw_000056_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Aspen Baker had an abortion at the age of 24, she felt caught between the warring pro-life and pro-choice factions, with no safe space to share her conflicted feelings. In this hopeful and moving book, Baker describes how she and Exhale, the organization she cofounded, developed their ´´pro-voice´´ philosophy and a set of tools that enable anyone to have respectful, compassionate exchanges about even the most contentious topics. Initially distrusted by both sides, Exhale now receives postabortion referrals from pro-life and pro-choice organizations. Baker examines the history of the abortion debate, identifying the mistakes and misunderstandings that have led us to the current painful divide. She shares how Exhale discovered creative ways to help women and men share their feelings about abortion, such as starting a postabortion telephone service and piloting a nationwide story-sharing tour led by women who´d had abortions. Thanks to Aspen Baker´s innovative ideas and the trendsetting work of Exhale, the culture around abortion is changing. Pro-voice can be adopted by anyone interested in dialogue rather than dogma. Peace, in this perspective, isn´t a world without fighting or conflict but one where conflict can be engaged in - fiercely and directly - without dehumanizing ourselves or our opponents. Our world is full of gray areas. It´s vital we learn practices like pro-voice to help us move from paralysis to progress. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Mallon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036200/bk_acx0_036200_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.