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Philosophy: A Short Visual Introduction, Scott Paeth Sep 2015

Philosophy: A Short Visual Introduction, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

Philosophy: A Short, Visual Introduction is the ideal path to understanding the philosophical ideas that influence Christian theology.

Scott Paeth's fast-paced introduction covers the most important movements and thinkers with precision and clarity. The major ideas are creatively illustrated by artist Joseph Novak, whose crisp, modern style brings big concepts to life for readers.

The result is an articulate, no-nonsense approach that guides readers from the ideas of ancient philosophers to contemporary thinkers and movements that impact Christians today.

Philosophy is part of the Christianity and the Liberal Arts series, which recognizes that many Christians are eager to deepen ...


The Language Of Science, Carol Reeves Aug 2015

The Language Of Science, Carol Reeves

Carol Reeves

With more and more scientific language being applied -and misapplied- in our daily lives, this title from the Intertext series explores the use of scientific terms through hot topics from the MMR vaccine to AIDS and biological weapons.


Winesburg, Indiana: Fork River Anthology, Michael Martone, Bryan Furuness May 2015

Winesburg, Indiana: Fork River Anthology, Michael Martone, Bryan Furuness

Bryan M. Furuness

In the mythical town of Winesburg, Indiana, there lives a cleaning lady who can conjure up the ghost of Billy Sunday, a lascivious holy man with an unusual fetish and a burgeoning flock, a park custodian who collects the scat left by aliens, and a night janitor learning to live with life’s mysteries, including the zombies in the cafeteria. Winesburg, Indiana, is a town full of stories of plans made and destroyed, of births and unexpected deaths, of remembered pasts and unexplored presents told to the reader by as interesting a cast of characters as one is likely to ...


The Lost Episodes Of Revie Bryson, Bryan Furuness May 2015

The Lost Episodes Of Revie Bryson, Bryan Furuness

Bryan M. Furuness

Revie Bryson, a precocious and dreamy kid from Paris, Indiana, has decided he's the second coming of Christ. His mother, an inventive storyteller, likes to tell him made-up Bible stories which she claims are "lost episodes" from the King James version. When Revie's mother suffers a crisis of identity and leaves home to pursue her dreams of stardom in Hollywood, Revie must learn to sacrifice and forgive in order to be born again.


The Jacobin Republic Under Fire : The Federalist Revolt In The French Revolution, Paul Hanson Jan 2015

The Jacobin Republic Under Fire : The Federalist Revolt In The French Revolution, Paul Hanson

Paul R. Hanson

"One of the central questions of the French Revolution is what happened to the country from the time the monarchy collapsed in the summer of 1791, when the prospects for popular democracy seemed brightest, to the Terror of 1793-94, when the Committee of Public Safety ruled by fiat and repression. A key moment during this interim period was the so-called Federalist Revolt, when four provincial cities - Caen, Bordeaux, Lyon, and Marseille - rebelled against the more radical revolutionaries in Paris threatening to plunge France into civil war. Over the years some very good work has been published on the Federalist Revolt ...


Contesting The French Revolution, Paul Hanson Jan 2015

Contesting The French Revolution, Paul Hanson

Paul R. Hanson

"This book presents an overview of what led up to this pivotal event, the turning points that shaped it, and its far-reaching effects, as well as examining the most significant historiographical debates about this period. Were the events of 1789 a social revolution or a political accident? Did they mark the rise of industrial capitalism or the birth of modern democracy? Was the Reign of Terror a response to foreign war and domestic resistance or the product of Jacobin ideology? Paul Hanson offers an engaging analysis of these debates, showing us how historical interpretation of the French Revolution has been ...


Historical Dictionary Of The French Revolution, Paul Hanson Jan 2015

Historical Dictionary Of The French Revolution, Paul Hanson

Paul R. Hanson

The French Revolution remains one of the most examined events in world history. Most historians would argue that it was the first "modern" revolution, an event so momentous that it gave the word revolution its current connotation of a political and/or social upheaval that marks a decisive break with the past and moves a society in a forward or progressive direction.- WorldCat


Revivals: Of Antigone, William Robert Dec 2014

Revivals: Of Antigone, William Robert

William Robert

No abstract provided.


Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses In The Literature Of Early America, Katy Chiles Jan 2014

Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses In The Literature Of Early America, Katy Chiles

Katy Chiles

As surprising as it might seem now, during the late eighteenth century many early Americans asked themselves, "How could a person of one race come to be another?" Racial thought at the close of the eighteenth century differed radically from that of the nineteenth century, when the concept of race as a fixed biological category would emerge. Instead, many early Americans thought that race was an exterior bodily trait, incrementally produced by environmental factors and continuously subject to change. While historians have documented aspects of eighteenth-century racial thought, Transformable Race is the first scholarly book that identifies how this thinking ...


“It’S Time To Expel Religious Extremism From Schools”, Cathy Byrne Jan 2014

“It’S Time To Expel Religious Extremism From Schools”, Cathy Byrne

Dr Cathy Byrne

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Haggadah: The Step-By-Step Seder Companion, Andrew Blitman Dec 2013

Understanding The Haggadah: The Step-By-Step Seder Companion, Andrew Blitman

Andrew Blitman

A sleek and simple 15-step guide to understanding the celebration of Passover, "Understanding the Haggadah" is meant to be read as a companion to the traditional Pesach Haggadah. Esteemed Jewish sources (primarily the Kabbalah and Talmud) are used to succinctly explain the purpose of each step of the Passover Seder. A must-read for the Passover Seder.


Eighteenth-Century Poetry And The Rise Of The Novel Reconsidered, Courtney Smith, Kate Parker Dec 2013

Eighteenth-Century Poetry And The Rise Of The Novel Reconsidered, Courtney Smith, Kate Parker

Courtney Weiss Smith

"Eighteenth-Century Poetry and the Rise of the Novel Reconsidered" begins with the brute fact that poetry jostled up alongside novels in the bookstalls of eighteenth-century England. Indeed, by exploring unexpected collisions and collusions between poetry and novels, this volume of exciting, new essays offers a reconsideration of the literary and cultural history of the period. The novel poached from and featured poetry, and the “modern” subjects and objects privileged by “rise of the novel” scholarship are only one part of a world full of animate things and people with indistinct boundaries. http://www.bucknell.edu/script/upress/book.asp?id ...


Police-Building And The Responsibility To Protect: Civil Society, Gender And Human Rights Culture In Oceania, Charles Hawksley, Nichole Georgeou Dec 2013

Police-Building And The Responsibility To Protect: Civil Society, Gender And Human Rights Culture In Oceania, Charles Hawksley, Nichole Georgeou

Nichole Georgeou

Forthcoming: This book examines how the United Nations and states provide assistance for the police services of developing states to help them meet their human rights obligations to their citizens, under the responsibility to protect (R2P) provisions. It examines police-capacity building ("police-building") by international donors in Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea (PNG). All three states have been described as "fragile states" and "states of concern", and all have witnessed significant social tensions and violence in the past decades. The authors argue that globally police-building forms part of an attempt to make states "safe" so that they can adhere ...


The Blitman Anthology: Quotes, Poems, And Essays For The 21st-Century College Student, Andrew Blitman Dec 2013

The Blitman Anthology: Quotes, Poems, And Essays For The 21st-Century College Student, Andrew Blitman

Andrew Blitman

A paperback compilation of poems, essays, articles, and other writings by Andrew Blitman, this book is geared toward high school and college students. "The Blitman Anthology" is designed to be quick and hard-hitting; its lessons originated from the author's personal college experiences. A must-read for Millennials.


“Birthright 2012: A Voyage Into The Heart And Soul Of Israel”, Book Club Dec 2013

“Birthright 2012: A Voyage Into The Heart And Soul Of Israel”, Book Club

Andrew Blitman

No abstract provided.


The Niebuhr Brothers For Armchair Theologians, Scott Paeth Dec 2013

The Niebuhr Brothers For Armchair Theologians, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

This volume offers a compelling introduction to the life, times, and theological thought of H. Richard and Reinhold Niebuhr--the two most important American theologians of the twentieth century. Although the Niebuhr brothers shared the same heritage and experienced many of the same formative moments, their thought diverged at key points as their lives and careers developed. Scott R. Paeth's expert introduction to the Niebuhr brothers explores this history and the enduring influence of the Niebuhrs on religious and political thought. This lively introduction, which includes witty illustrations from Ron Hill, is an essential resource for understanding these enduring theological ...


Shaping Public Theology: Selections From The Writings Of Max L. Stackhouse, Scott Paeth, E. Harold Brietenberg, Hak Joon Lee Nov 2013

Shaping Public Theology: Selections From The Writings Of Max L. Stackhouse, Scott Paeth, E. Harold Brietenberg, Hak Joon Lee

Scott R. Paeth

Max L. Stackhouse is one of the most prolific and influential American theologians of the last half century, and he has been widely recognized for his contributions to the emerging field of public theology. This volume compiles some of Stackhouse's most significant shorter writings. These selections make clear his central role in the development of public theology as a distinct disciplinary perspective in the fields of Christian theology and theological ethics. Shaping Public Theology serves as an introduction to Stackhouse's extensive corpus; readers will see the depth and breadth of his comprehensive public theology while also gaining insight ...


Beginning A Sketch Of Accumulation By Dispossession In Contemporary Cambodia., Erik Davis Jun 2013

Beginning A Sketch Of Accumulation By Dispossession In Contemporary Cambodia., Erik Davis

Erik W. Davis

No abstract provided.


"Birthright Inspiration", Sergio Carmona Dec 2012

"Birthright Inspiration", Sergio Carmona

Andrew Blitman

No abstract provided.


Las Declaraciones De Independencia: Los Textos Fundamentales De Las Independencias Americanas, Jordana Dym, Erika Pani, Alfredo Ávila Dec 2012

Las Declaraciones De Independencia: Los Textos Fundamentales De Las Independencias Americanas, Jordana Dym, Erika Pani, Alfredo Ávila

Jordana Dym

No abstract provided.


Birthright 2012, Andrew Blitman Dec 2012

Birthright 2012, Andrew Blitman

Andrew Blitman

"Birthright 2012" is a personal account of my voyage throughout Israel. The outer story incorporates humor, science, history, and my own observations as I explore the land. It should appeal to the armchair traveler who would like to experience the country but is unable to and also to anyone who would like to learn more about this bastion of democracy in the Middle East. Beneath this outer story there exists an inner story. Filled with humor, philosophy, and poetry, this underlying aspect of the book follows my own personal voyage to self-awareness. "Birthright 2012" chronicles the daily activities of my ...


“Mps Alum Publishes Book About His Journey To Israel”, Rsmas Blog Dec 2012

“Mps Alum Publishes Book About His Journey To Israel”, Rsmas Blog

Andrew Blitman

No abstract provided.


All Judges Are Political—Except When They Are Not: Acceptable Hypocrisies And The Rule Of Law, Keith Bybee Nov 2012

All Judges Are Political—Except When They Are Not: Acceptable Hypocrisies And The Rule Of Law, Keith Bybee

Keith J. Bybee

This paper contains the introduction to the new book, All Judges Are Political—Except When They Are Not: Acceptable Hypocrisies and the Rule of Law (Stanford University Press, 2010).

The book begins with the observation that Americans are divided in their beliefs about whether courts operate on the basis of unbiased legal principle or of political interest. This division in public opinion in turn breeds suspicion that judges do not actually mean what they say, that judicial professions of impartiality are just fig leaves used to hide the pursuit of partisan purposes.

Comparing law to the practice of common courtesy ...


Andrew Blitman: The Voice Of Our Jewish Generation?, Simi Lichtman Dec 2011

Andrew Blitman: The Voice Of Our Jewish Generation?, Simi Lichtman

Andrew Blitman

No abstract provided.


Car Country: An Environmental History, Christopher Wells Dec 2011

Car Country: An Environmental History, Christopher Wells

Christopher W. Wells

No abstract provided.


Never Forget National Humiliation: Historic Memory In Chinese Politics And Foreign Relations, Zheng Wang Dec 2011

Never Forget National Humiliation: Historic Memory In Chinese Politics And Foreign Relations, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


All We Know: Three Lives Dec 2011

All We Know: Three Lives

Lisa Cohen

All We Know is one of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Best Books of 2012

A revelatory biography of three glamorous, complex modern women

Esther Murphy was a brilliant New York intellectual who dazzled friends and strangers with an unstoppable flow of conversation. But she never finished the books she was contracted to write—a painful failure, and yet a kind of achievement.

The quintessential fan, Mercedes de Acosta had intimate friendships with the legendary actresses and dancers of the twentieth century. Her ephemeral legacy is the thousands of objects she collected to preserve the memory of those performers and ...


The Life Of George Eliot: A Critical Biography, Nancy Henry Dec 2011

The Life Of George Eliot: A Critical Biography, Nancy Henry

Nancy Henry

The life story of the Victorian novelist George Eliot is as dramatic and complex as her best plots. This new assessment of her life and work combines recent biographical research with penetrating literary criticism, resulting in revealing new interpretations of her literary work.

* A fresh look at George Eliot's captivating life story

* Includes original new analysis of her writing

* Deploys the latest biographical research

* Combines literary criticism with biographical narrative to offer a rounded perspective

The Life of George Eliot book reviews:

The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/01/life-of-george-eliot-nancy-henry-review

The New Yorker

http://www ...


Popular Italian Cinema: Culture And Politics In A Postwar Society, Flavia Brizio-Skov Oct 2011

Popular Italian Cinema: Culture And Politics In A Postwar Society, Flavia Brizio-Skov

Flavia Brizio-Skov

With its monsters, vampires and cowboys, Italian popular culture in the postwar period has generally been dismissed as a form of evasion or escapism. Here, four international scholars re-examine and reinterpret the era to show that popular Italian cinema was not only in tune with contemporary political and social trends, it also presaged the turmoil and rebellion of the 1960s and 1970s. Their analysis of peplum (or 'sword and sandal') films, horror films, spaghetti westerns and comedy Italian-style shows how genre cinema reflected the changes wrought by modernization, urbanization, consumerist culture and the sexual revolution. With striking insights into the ...


September Strike Action In Cambodia, And Its Aftermath, Erik Davis Mar 2011

September Strike Action In Cambodia, And Its Aftermath, Erik Davis

Erik W. Davis

This article examines the enormous 'General Strike' in Cambodia's garment sector in September 2010, and explains how union leadership styles doomed the nearly successful strike.