Translated by Nancy Forest-Flier
Floods are a fundamental part of Dutch history. Indeed, having ‘tamed’ the threats associated with living below sea level is part of Dutch national identity. In the cultural depictions of these devastating events, however, national pride goes hand-in-hand with the collective trauma of exposed vulnerability. In a time of rising global sea levels, cultural scholar Lotte Jensen dives into the stories and images of the past to unpack this paradox for today.Book Details
Op 17 oktober 2023, tijdens de 100e Dies Natalis van de Radboud Universiteit, ontving Geert Corstens een eredoctoraat van de Radboud Universiteit. Dit eredoctoraat is aan hem toegekend omwille van zijn onvermoeibare inzet voor een sterke, eerlijke en gelijkwaardige rechtsstaat. Deze uitgave omvat de laudatio van erepromotor Roel Schutgens, de dankrede van Geert Corstens en de Van der Grintenlezing die Geert Corstens tijdens de week van de Dies Natalis heeft gegeven.Book Details
At the 1955 Bandung Conference representatives of 29 independent Asian and African countries discussed matters ranging from national unity, decolonization, economic development and their role in international policy. The ten-point declaration of the conference, the so-called ‘Spirit of Bandung’, included the principles of nationhood for the future of the newly independent nations and their interrelations. After the Bandung Conference most ‘non-aligned’ Asian and African countries opted for philosophies of national unity to guarantee peace and stability. In the African case of Tanzania, the Ujamaa philosophy was secular although Tanzania had a ‘civic religion’. In the Asian case of Indonesia, the philosophy of Pancasila was ‘religious pluralistic’ by recognizing six ‘official’ religions. In both this and other countries, the philosophies of national unity are now contested. Therefore, 68 years after the Bandung Conference, experts from Africa, Asia and Europe address the questions:
- What philosophy, secular or religious, succeeds or succeeded in promoting peace and stability?
- Are there comparable philosophies of national unity from other countries?
Translated by Brian Heffernan
This book gives an engaging behind-the-scenes look at the life of Willem van Rossum (1854–1932), a Dutch priest from humble origins on the fringe of global Catholicism, who rose to dazzling heights in the centre of Vatican power and helped change the face of his church. The narrative is rich with evocative detail, about ideological conflicts and power politics within the Catholic church, about clerical privilege and ecclesiastical pomp and circumstance, about power relations between priests and women religious, and about the global direction of Catholic missions. It tells the story of a cardinal with a vision who was instrumental in securing the future of Catholicism by allowing the non-Western world into the very heart of the church.Book Details
A medical textbook presenting a selection of diseases registered in the Dutch primary care registration network named ‘Family Medicine Network’ (FaMe-Net). Data on all registered conditions in primary care can be found at www.famenet.nl/morbidity-data. The chapters teach the user to answer epidemiological questions themselves using data on the website and help interpret the numbers. Each chapter presents the incidence and prevalence of the selected condition based on the morbidity data registered from 2014 up to and including 2021. Chapters also show the symptoms/complaints or requests that patients present to their general practitioner at the initial stage, and interventions (policy) by GPs. The clinical course and registration of the condition are also described.Book Details
Some twenty years after the first edition by Peter Nissen and Vincent Hunink, Het Leven van Radboud is now being reissued on the occasion of Radboud University's centenary.
The text offers a positive portrait of Radboud as a holy role model figure. He acts energetically, performs miracles and, of course, also possesses prophetic gifts. For instance, he predicts his own end well in time. The text ends with a vision of the Mother of God and Radboud's death and burial.Book Details
In de huidige geseculariseerde samenleving kan de theologie op steeds minder belangstelling rekenen en wordt haar nog maar weinig maatschappelijk belang toegekend. Ten onrechte, zo toont deze bundel essays aan. Naar aanleiding van het eeuwfeest van de Radboud Universiteit (1923-2023) presenteren onderzoekers en docenten van de Faculteit der Theologie op toegankelijke wijze een aantal theologische inzichten over zowel de menselijke gebrokenheden als de grootsheid van de mens. Met de hoofdzonden en een paar deugden als leidraad, worden de grenzen, de horizonten en de dubbelzinnigheden van het menselijk bestaan lichtvoetig gethematiseerd.
In our modern secular society, theology is capturing progressively less attention and is being granted minimal importance within the wider community. Unjustly so, as this collection of essays demonstrates. On the occasion of the centenary of Radboud University (1923-2023), researchers and professors from the Faculty of Theology present a series of easily comprehensible theological insights concerning both human frailties and the greatness of humanity. Using the deadly sins and a few virtues as a guiding framework, these essays explore lighthearted the boundaries, horizons, and ambiguities of human existence.Book Details
In his 25 years as a surgeon, Kees van Laarhoven has witnessed the development of a disease-oriented care system that is undesirable and unsustainable. Fascinated by the questions of how and why did this all happen, he took up a scientific survey to comprehend and learn how this could be changed. All involved in healthcare and environmental sectors, and the public concerned about health for all: join him on this survey.Book Details
Een beeld in technicolor. Vijftig jaar oorlogen in Vietnam 1940-1990 geeft een brede en vernieuwende interpretatie van de geschiedenis van Vietnam tussen 1940 en 1990. Zwart-wit typeringen, eenzijdige interpretaties en heersende mythen worden ontzenuwd. In plaats daarvan wordt een genuanceerd en rijkgeschakeerd beeld gegeven, waarin de Verenigde Staten nu eens minder op de voorgrond staan.
An image in technicolor. Fifty years of wars in Vietnam 1940-1990 gives a broad and innovative interpretation of the history of Vietnam between 1940 and 1990. Black and white characterisations, one-sided interpretations and prevailing myths are debunked. Instead, a nuanced and multifaceted picture is given in which the United States is less prominent.Book Details
This book provides unique insights into how health professionals and people with Parkinson’s disease shape care together. It shows both the courage and vulnerabilities of those who have to face this disease. It consists of photos of people with Parkinson’s disease and their care professionals, both of their interaction and portrayed individually, interwoven with fragments of their dialogue about meaningful care.
This book is an integral part of a research project at Radboud university medical center into person-centred care. With it, we hope to contribute to a positive, hopeful vision of ever-improving Parkinson’s care.
This is the English language edition of Holding still, together. A Dutch translation of this book can be viewed, for free, at: https://www.radbouduniversitypress.nl/site/books/m/10.54195/DXHK4679Book Details