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Coward, Harold G.

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Works: 142 works in 756 publications in 2 languages and 48,744 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Creator
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Most widely held works about Harold G Coward
 
Most widely held works by Harold G Coward
A cross-cultural dialogue on health care ethics by Harold G Coward( )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 2,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ethical theories employed in health care today assume, in the main, a modern Western philosophical framework. Yet the diversity of cultural and religious assumptions regarding human nature, health and illness, life and death, and the status of the individual suggest that a cross-cultural study of health care ethics is needed." "A Cross-Cultural Dialogue on Health Care Ethics provides this study. It shows that ethical questions can be resolved by examining the ethical principles present in each culture, critically assessing each value, and identifying common values found within all traditions."--Jacket
Visions of a new earth : religious perspectives on population, consumption, and ecology by Harold G Coward( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most significant topics of our time is the current eco-crisis of overpopulation, overconsumption (often called "affluenza"), and environmental degradation. In Visions of a New Earth, eight world religion scholars and two international economists address these linked problems by bringing religious perspective into conversation with economics. They conclude that religion and other cultural forces must be mobilized to force humankind toward an epochal birthing of bio-reverence. Traditions discussed include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Chinese, Native American, and African religions."--Jacket
The South Asian religious diaspora in Britain, Canada, and the United States by Harold G Coward( )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars of religion in general and specific religions were recruited as contributors, presented first drafts in London in 1996, and revised their essays according to its reception. They explore the experience of religious communities that have migrated to the three English- speaking countries, considering the cultural nuances of each, how traditions are reformed or reinvented, and how they are passed on through the family and institutions. They mainly focus on Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs but also include Christian, Zoroastrian, and other immigrants and new religious movements in the west led by south Asians. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Religious conscience, the state, and the law : historical contexts and contemporary significance by John McLaren( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the history and significance of religious freedom claims by minority, unorthodox faith groups and the contribution their challenges have made to the development of rights discourse and practice in North America
Readings in Eastern religions by Harold G Coward( )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 2,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally developed for use in introductory courses on Eastern religious traditions, this popular anthology offers a selection of readings from primary texts of India, China, and Japan. For the second edition, the editors have added excerpts and have written introductions that provide a more comprehensive context for the readings. A section on Ch'an/Zen and excerpts from the writings of Ge Hong, representing the central concerns of Daoism, are included."--Jacket
Yoga and psychology : language, memory, and mysticism by Harold G Coward( )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Foundational for Hindu, Jaina, and Buddhist thought and spiritual practice, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the classical statement of Eastern Yoga, are unique in their emphasis on the nature and importance of psychological processes. Yoga's influence is explored in the work of both the seminal Indian thinker Bhartrhari (c. 600 C.E.) and among key figures in Western psychology: founders Freud and Jung, as well as contemporary transpersonalists such as Washburn, Tart, and Ornstein." "Coward shows how the yogic notion of psychological processes make Bhartrhari's philosophy of language and his theology of revelation possible. He goes on to explore how Western psychology has been influenced by incorporating or rejecting Patanjali's Yoga. The implications of these trends in Western thought for mysticism and memory are examined as well. This analysis results in a notable insight, namely, that there is a crucial difference between Eastern and Western thought with regard to how limited or perfectible human nature is - the West maintaining that we as humans are psychologically, philosophically, and spiritually limited or flawed in nature and thus not perfectible, while Patanjali's Yoga and Eastern thought generally maintain the opposite. Different Western responses to the Eastern position are noted, from complete rejection by Freud, Jung, and Hick, to varying degrees of acceptance by transpersonal thinkers."--Jacket
Traditional and modern approaches to the environment on the Pacific Rim : tensions and values by Harold G Coward( )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most vigorously developing economies and largest markets today are located on the Pacific Rim, suggesting that the economic "center of gravity" is shifting from the shores of the North Atlantic. Yet the Pacific Rim is also the location of much of the earth's natural beauty as well as the home of still-thriving traditional aboriginal societies. The Pacific Basin's environmental assets and its aboriginal peoples are confronted by the forces of development. The resulting tension between traditional and modern approaches to the environment are addressed in this book by an interdisciplinary team of scientists, social scientists, and humanists."--Jacket
Religion and peacebuilding by Harold G Coward( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of September 11, 2001 religion is often seen as the motivating force behind terrorism and other acts of violence. Religion and Peacebuilding looks beyond headlines concerning violence perpetrated in the name of religion to examine how world religions have also inspired social welfare and peacemaking activism. Leading scholars from the Aboriginal, Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian traditions provide detailed analyses of the spiritual resources for fostering peace within their respective religions. The contributors discuss the formidable obstacles to nonviolent conflict transformation found within sacred texts and living traditions. Case studies of Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Cambodia, and South Africa are also examined as practical applications of spiritual resources for peace
Jung and Eastern thought by Harold G Coward( )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and German and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian critiques of Gandhi( )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Gandhi has been the subject of hundreds of books and an Oscarwinning film, there has been no sustained study of his engagement with major figures in the Indian Independence Movement who were often his critics from 1920-1948. This book fills that gap by examining the strengths and weaknesses of Gandhi's contribution to India as evidenced in the letters, speeches, and newspaper articles focused on the dialogue/debate between Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Rabindranath Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Annie Besant, and C. F. Andrews. The book also covers key groups within India that Gandhi sought to incorporate into his Independence Movement -- the Hindu Right, Muslims, Christians, and Sikhs -- and analyzes Gandhi's ambiguous stance regarding the Hindi-Urdu question and its impact on the Independence struggle. Book jacket
Hindu ethics : purity, abortion, and euthanasia by Harold G Coward( )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population, consumption, and the environment : religious and secular responses by Harold G Coward( )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book concentrates on the different ways in which the major world religions view the problems of overpopulation and excess resource consumption and how they approach possible solutions. After examining the natural background and the human context, the book moves on to consider both religious and secular approaches. It analyzes how a particular religion's scriptures comment on the nature of people, the environment, people's place in the environment, and their roles and responsibilities. The historical dimension is derived from reviewing a particular religion's record in teaching about these issues, often demonstrating how broader issues are addressed. Practical lessons are learned from religious guidelines that deal with current problems and offer solutions. The authors consider Aboriginal spirituality, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Chinese religions. The secular approaches include secular ethics, North-South relations, market forces, the status of women, and international law." (Excerpt)
Derrida and Indian philosophy by Harold G Coward( )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perfectibility of human nature in eastern and western thought by Harold G Coward( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How perfectible is human nature as understood in Eastern and Western philosophy, psychology, and religion? Harold Coward examines some of the very different answers to this question. He poses that in Western thought, including philosophy, psychology, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, human nature is often understood as finite, flawed, and not perfectible - in religion requiring God's grace and the afterlife to reach the goal. By contrast, Eastern thought arising in India frequently sees human nature to be perfectible and presumes that we will be reborn until we realize the goal - the various yoga psychologies, philosophies, and religions of Hinduism and Buddhism being the paths by which one may perfect oneself and realize release from rebirth. Coward uses the striking differences in the assessment of how perfectible human nature is as the comparative focus for this book."--Jacket
Religious understandings of a good death in hospice palliative care by Harold G Coward( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Indian responses to religious pluralism by Harold G Coward( )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acceptable genes? : religious traditions and genetically modified foods( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern biotechnology has surpassed science fiction with such feats as putting fish genes in tomatoes to create a more cold-resistant crop. While the environmental and health concerns over such genetically modified foods have been the subject of public debate, religious and spiritual viewpoints have been given short shrift. This book seeks to understand the moral and religious attitudes of groups within pluralistic societies whose traditions and beliefs raise for them unique questions about food and dietary practice."--Jacket
Religion and ethnicity : essays by Harold G Coward( )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on cultural policy : past, present, and future by Evan Alderson( )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the roles various world views have played in generating cultural policies at various times in Western history. Evan Alderson's introduction places the work within its social, political and historical framework. Robin Blaser addresses the problem of how we can begin to locate a responsible cultural position at the present time. The volume's historical progression begins with John Humphrey looking at the relation of arts and state in Imperial Rome. Haijo Westra focusses on the relation of language and culture in the medieval world. Jonathan Bordo examines the emergence of the individually framed picture in the Renaissance. Steven Cole examines the artistic autonomy of English Romanticism. Hazard Adams outlines a conception of cultural policy through William Blake. Cultural policy is brought closer to the Canadian context with Gordon Fearn's discussion of communications policy in Canada. Anthony Welch takes up the process of re-comprehending culture within the revolution of communications by examining revolutionary and pre-revolutionary Iran. The two final essays take up the challenge of positing the hope of the post-modern. Barry Cooper begins his examination of the relevant part of post-modernism in the sixth century A.D. Robert Kroetsch sees only a longing for order that must be abandoned so that we may measure the depth of our uncertainties and learn to converse across them. Robin Blaser reminds us in his "Afterthoughts" that much of our current unease stems, not from too many differences, but from too few
Ethics and climate change : the greenhouse effect by Harold G Coward( )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faced with the prospect of global warming, the anticipated rapid rise in global air temperatures due to the release of gases into the atmosphere, we have two choices of how to respond: adaptation or avoidance. With adaptation we keep burning fossil fuels, let global temperatures rise and make whatever changes this requires: move people from environmentally damaged areas, build sea walls, etc. With avoidance we stop warming from occurring, either by reducing our use of fossil fuels or by using technology such as carbon dioxide recovery after combustion to block the warming effect. Yet each str
 
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A cross-cultural dialogue on health care ethics
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Visions of a new earth : religious perspectives on population, consumption, and ecologyThe South Asian religious diaspora in Britain, Canada, and the United StatesReligious conscience, the state, and the law : historical contexts and contemporary significanceReadings in Eastern religionsYoga and psychology : language, memory, and mysticismTraditional and modern approaches to the environment on the Pacific Rim : tensions and valuesReligion and peacebuildingJung and Eastern thought
Alternative Names
Coward, H.

Coward, H. G.

Coward, H.G. 1936-

Coward, H. G. (Harold G.)

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Coward, Harold G.

Coward, Harold George 1936-

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English (254)

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