Florence Nightingale's Theology: Essays, Letters and Journal by Lynn McDonald

By Lynn McDonald

This 3rd quantity within the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale studies her debatable theological essays (only of which were formerly released) and a good array of correspondence, from such Roman Catholics as Cardinal Manning and the Reverend mom of the Sisters of Mercy of Bermondsey to the liberal Protestant Benjamin Jowett, evangelicals and missionaries. Nightingale’s ideas for a revision of the Bible for schoolchildren and excerpts from her devotional studying are given.

at the moment, Volumes 1 to eleven come in ebook model through subscription or from collage and school libraries in the course of the following proprietors: Canadian digital Library, Ebrary, MyiLibrary, and Netlibrary.

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within the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale the entire surviving writing of Florence Nightingale might be released, a lot of it for the 1st time. referred to as the heroine of the Crimean battle and the foremost founding father of the fashionable career of nursing, Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) can be printed additionally as a pupil, theorist and social reformer of large scope and value.

unique fabric has been received from over a hundred and fifty records and personal collections around the world. This abundance of fabric might be mirrored within the sequence, revealing an important quantity of latest fabric on her philosophy, theology and private religious trip, in addition to on her imaginative and prescient of a public overall healthiness care process, her activism to accomplish the tough early steps of nursing for the ailing terrible in workhouse infirmaries and her perspectives on healthiness promoting and women’s keep an eye on over midwifery. Nightingale’s greater than 40 years of labor for public healthiness in India, really in famine prevention and for broader social reform, may be stated intimately.

The Collected Works of Florence Nightingale demonstrates Nightingale’s astute use of the political strategy and experiences on her broad correspondence with royalty, viceroys, cupboard ministers and overseas leaders, together with such notables as Queen Victoria and W.E. Gladstone. a lot new fabric on Nightingale’s relations is pronounced, together with a few that would problem her typical portrayal within the secondary literature.

16 published volumes are scheduled and may list her huge, immense and mostly unpublished correspondence, formerly released books, articles and pamphlets, a lot of that have lengthy been out of print.

there'll be complete booklet in digital shape, allowing readers to simply pursue their specific pursuits. wide databases, significantly a chronology and a names index, can be released in digital shape, back allowing handy entry to individuals not just in Nightingale yet in different figures of the time.

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And who are my brethren? ’’ Self-control plus a control or command of our subject gives ‘‘freedom,’’ but a person who has no control over any subject or right use of any faculties cannot have freedom. , the necessity of doing what 53 54 55 56 57 Matt 16:25. Matt 5:30. Luke 14:20. Matt 12:48, 50. Luke 14:26. Fraser’s Magazine Articles / 39 we do well, of what we do being what is well to do, if we are to attain what is commonly called ‘‘humility,’’ disregard of self, useful care for others, efficient service of God and of our brethren.

It is a mistake actually more prevalent now in Christianity than it was in some other religions, such as Buddhism. Mysticism in all ages and in all creeds, as in Oriental religions, so in Western Christianity, seems to have been a reaction against this. 2 As often happens, there has been another reaction besides mysticism, in quite another direction, and this is positivism. By positivists, it is thought that, to learn the laws of nature as far as we can, without troubling our heads about Him who made them, if indeed there be One (about whom, they say, we can know nothing), is the only course for man.

That is the question and no one answers it. It is only ‘‘because God is,’’ the perfect God, that we shall have eternal life. It is said of the French soldier in an expeditionary force that he always wants to know where he is going, what he is doing, why he is suffering. Except on the condition of letting him know this you will not get out of him all he can give. And if any can justly be called an expeditionar y force, it is surely the expedition of mankind sent by God to conquer earth, to conquer perfection, to create heaven!

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