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Humans are happiest when they live virtuously. Building on the premise that the purpose of life is happiness conducive to the equitable flourishing of all humanity, Living Graciously on Planet Earth argues that the appropriate way to regard our abilities and moral opportunities is as gifts for the common good, to be used for the glory of God, guided by the biblical principles of stewardship and community. Utilizing a biblical approach and a Trinitarian perspective, while maintaining an appreciative eye to the contributions of the world's living religions, Dr. Vande Kappelle argues for a hierarchy of values necessary for gracious living in the twenty-first century. Ancient wisdom claims there are seven primary virtues, four ""natural""--prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance--and three ""supernatural""--faith, hope, and love. As the natural virtues help us grow morally, the supernatural virtues are designed for transformation. Using insights from the Enneagram as well as from diverse scholars such as Karen Armstrong, Marcus Borg, James Fowler, Matthew Fox, C. S. Lewis, Robin W. Lovin, and Huston Smith, Living Graciously examines the seven virtues in biblical, social, and cosmic context. This book's uplifting message delivers the perfect antidote to the current social malaise, characterized by arrogance, suspicion, negligence, and consumption. In addition, this book addresses difficult questions such as ""Do we live in a moral universe?""; ""Is there a benevolent deity watching over us?""; ""Is there a purpose to life on earth?""; and ""Is there a summum bonum (a greatest good)""? The answers in this insightful presentation will challenge your thinking and energize your living. Useful for individual or group use, each chapter contains aids to learning, including (a) a thesis statement indicating the central idea of the chapter, (b) a list of key biblical passages, (c) a chapter summary, and (d) questions for discussion and reflection. Robert P. Vande Kappelle, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), is the author of ten books, including biblical studies on the book of Revelation, the Gospel of John, and the Wisdom literature, and two volumes on the topic of faith, science, and reason: Beyond Belief (2012) and its discussion guide, Iron Sharpens Iron (2013).

* The book develops pupils' use and understanding of German by providing straightforward explanations of the way language works, alongside motivation, stepped activities. * Clear learning targets are made explicit to the pupils at the beginning of each unit. * Simple grammar explanations and practice help you to provide an integrated approach to teaching the structure of the language. * Language-learning skills are carefully developed through the activities, and supported in the other components. * Explanations and modelling of German pronunciation are accompanied by regular practice activities throughout the book. * Extensions units ensure that the core remains accessible and that all abilities are catered for. * Differentiated reading and writing activities at the back of the book provide a wealth of material that pupils can work on independently. * Mini-tests, end-of-module checklists and revision tests provide valuable material for Assessment for Learning. Assessment for Learning is further supported in the other components of the course.

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