Doing Good, Departing from Evil: Research Findings in the Twenty-First Century

Posted on November 28, 2008


Carole J. Lambert, ed. Doing Good, Departing from Evil: Research Findings in the Twenty-First Century (American University Studies VII: Theology and Religion). Peter Lang Publishing: November, 2008.


Though this book is yet to be made readily available, I’m doing my part in getting the word out about it, so that, as with many posts on my blog, it may help us engage with the world to help bring more good.

One book detail .pdf states this:

Doing Good, Departing from Evil: Research Findings in the Twenty-First Century emphasizes that goodness must be actively enacted, not abstractly discussed, that evil is present and must be fought, and that in-depth research into problems provides wisdom to proceed with that battle in the new century. Eleven scholars investigate problematic topics and offer potential guidance about racism, propaganda, marital tensions, educational inequities, college dropouts, elders’ depression, neglect of the disabled, and even peacemaking between faith-based and secular social work agencies as well as Israelis and Palestinians. This collection offers no easy answers to complex problems, but points the way to potentially positive modes of mending the world, and invites readers to share in this challenging task.

The TOC (table of contents) is listed here:

CH.1 – Introduction

CH.2 – When Good Meaning Is Hard to Find: Reading Flannery O’Connor’s Good Man as a Quest for the Good: Thomas Allbaugh

CH.3 – Do the Right Thing: Ernest Gaines’s A Lesson before Dying: Mark A. Eaton

CH.4 – Why Do Heathens Make the Best Christian Films? (The Remix): Thomas Parham

CH.5 – For Better or Worse…Is Marriage a Good Thing? Christian Women Give Advice to Singles before They Say “I Do”: Kimberly Battle-Walters Denu

CH.6 – Through the Eyes of Faith: The Mandate of Teacher Goodness: Chinaka S. DomNwachukwu

CH.7 – Maximizing the College Experience: Drawing out the Best in Students: Karen A. Longman

CH.8 – Through Wise Eyes: Thriving Elder Women’s Perspectives on Thriving in Elder Adulthood: Beverly Hardcastle Stanford

CH.9 – Spiritual and Moral Dimensions of Faith Related Social Services: Kathleen Tangenberg

CH.10 – Peacemaking Left Behind: Can Orthopathy Help Evangelicals Promote Peace?: Robert Duke

CH.11 – The Transforming Moment: Compassionate Love and Disability in L’Arche: Kevin S. Reimer

CH.12 – Why Research “Good” Topics? Statements by the Authors about Why They Chose Their Subjects