Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild
  • Title : Into the Wild
  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 1529011906
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With an introduction by novelist David Vann Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild examines the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later. Internationally bestselling author and mountaineer Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to discoverthe outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature. In 2007, Into the Wild was adapted as a critically acclaimed film, directed by Sean Penn and Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.


God Planted Five Seeds by Jean Dye Johnson

God Planted Five Seeds
  • Title : God Planted Five Seeds
  • Author : Jean Dye Johnson
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  • Pages : 213
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True story of five men who sacrificed their lives to bring the Gospel of Christ to the savage Ayores in the Bolivian jungle and of the courage of three wives who carried on their husbands' mission.


The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

The Story of My Life
  • Title : The Story of My Life
  • Author : Helen Keller
  • Publisher : Om Books International
  • ISBN Code : 9385609394
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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“...every one who wishes to gain true knowledge must climb the Hill Difficulty alone, and since there is no royal road to the summit, I must zigzag it in my own way. I slip back many times, I fall, I stand still, I run against the edge of hidden obstacles, I lose my temper and find it again and keep it better, I trudge on, I gain a little, I feel encouraged, I get more eager and climb higher and begin to see the widening horizon. Every struggle is a victory. One more effort and I reach the luminous cloud, the blue depths of the sky, the uplands of my desire.” HELEN KELLER was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. At nineteen months old an acute illness nearly took her life and left her deaf and blind. At the recommendation of Alexander Graham Bell, her parents contacted the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston, and Anne Sullivan was sent to tutor Helen. The story of their early years together, and of Helen’s remarkable psychological and intellectual growth, is told in The Story of My Life, which first appeared in installments in Ladies’ Home Journal in 1902. With Anne Sullivan, “Teacher,” at her side, Helen Keller graduated from Radcliffe College in 1904, an extraordinary accomplishment for any woman of her time. Helen was dedicated to helping the blind and handicapped, raising funds for the American Foundation for the Blind and lobbying for commissions for the blind in thirty states. A women’s rights activist, a Swedenborgian, a socialist, and a world-famous celebrity, Helen Keller received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and many honorary degrees. Her other books include The World I Live In (1908), Midstream: My Later Life (1929), Helen Keller’s Journal (1938), and Let Us Have Faith (1940). She died in 1968. Her burial urn is in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.


Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)
  • Title : Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)
  • Author : Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 0545532345
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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Esperanza Rising joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! Esperanza thought she'd always live a privileged life on her family's ranch in Mexico. She'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard work, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets sick and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances-because Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.


A Journey Through The Old Testament by Elmer Towns

A Journey Through The Old Testament
  • Title : A Journey Through The Old Testament
  • Author : Elmer Towns
  • Publisher : Custom Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9780155054752
  • Pages : 516
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  • Language : English
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Dr. Elmer Towns uniquely re-creates Old Testament history in sequence, through the lives of nearly 50 key individuals, from Lucifer and Adam to Zechariah and Malachi. Not only will A Journey Through the Old Testament enable each reader to better understand the people and events leading up to the birth of Christ, but it will show the common desires, difficulties, and frustrations of those who walked this earth so long ago. In the process, the reader can learn from the successes and failures and become men and women of Godly influence in their own generation.


David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

David and Goliath
  • Title : David and Goliath
  • Author : Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780316204378
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Malcolm Gladwell's provocative new #1 bestseller -- now in paperback. Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a pebble and a sling-and ever since, the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't have won. Or should he? In DAVID AND GOLIATH, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, suffer from a disability, lose a parent, attend a mediocre school, or endure any number of other apparent setbacks. In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers-The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw-DAVID AND GOLIATH draws upon history, psychology and powerful story-telling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.


The Encyclopaedia Britannica by N.A

The Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Title : The Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Author : N.A
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The Story of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1768-1943 by Paul Robert Kruse

The Story of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1768-1943
  • Title : The Story of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1768-1943
  • Author : Paul Robert Kruse
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  • Pages : 451
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  • Language : English
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The Encyclopædia Britannica by N.A

The Encyclopædia Britannica
  • Title : The Encyclopædia Britannica
  • Author : N.A
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Saving Jesus from the Church by Robin R. Meyers

Saving Jesus from the Church
  • Title : Saving Jesus from the Church
  • Author : Robin R. Meyers
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0061973068
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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“Scholarly, pastoral, prophetic, and eloquent. The invitation to follow Jesus instead of worshiping Christ could not come at a more important time, or be issued by a more credible source.” — Desmond Tutu “Robin Meyers emerges in Saving Jesus from the Church as a national voice for a new Christianity. He is a well read scholar and a superb communicator. He writes with a refreshing honesty and a disarming authority. This book is a treat.” — John Shelby Spong, author of Jesus for the Non-Religious Robin Meyers, a rising star of liberal Christianity, restores the true mission of the faith that captures the heart of Jesus’s concern for people over “right belief.” Saving Jesus from the Church will resonate deeply with those who enjoy the works of John Shelby Spong, Marcus Borg, and John Dominic Crossan.


Encyclopedia Britannica by Hugh Chisholm

Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Title : Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Author : Hugh Chisholm
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Dying for Keeps by Seleste deLaney

Dying for Keeps
  • Title : Dying for Keeps
  • Author : Seleste deLaney
  • Publisher : Entangled: Ignite
  • ISBN Code : 1633754456
  • Pages : 217
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  • Language : English
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Greta Gallagher is TRAIT's secret weapon. With her uncanny ability to sense trouble before it even happens, she's an invaluable asset to the team and her partner, Nico Tancredi. Except that ever since she botched the last mission, her “gift” has been completely MIA...and she needs Nico's help to find it again . Nico has the ability to manipulate anyone except Greta. His challenge is to figure out how her mind works, without letting their attraction—unspoken and untried—get in the way. It does...and it's more intense than either of them imagined. But deep in the waters of the Bermuda Triangle, a terrifying secret waits for them both. A secret that doesn't just threaten their love, but their lives...and the very heart of TRAIT itself. Each book in the Agents of TRAIT series is STANDALONE: * Gaming for Keeps * Conning For Keeps (novella) * Fighting for Keeps * Dying for Keeps


The Encyclopædia Britannica by Hugh Chisholm,James Louis Garvin

The Encyclopædia Britannica
  • Title : The Encyclopædia Britannica
  • Author : Hugh Chisholm,James Louis Garvin
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Treasured Possessions by Haidy Geismar

Treasured Possessions
  • Title : Treasured Possessions
  • Author : Haidy Geismar
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0822399709
  • Pages : 321
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What happens when ritual practitioners from a small Pacific nation make an intellectual property claim to bungee jumping? When a German company successfully sues to defend its trademark of a Māori name? Or when UNESCO deems ephemeral sand drawings to be "intangible cultural heritage"? In Treasured Possessions, Haidy Geismar examines how global forms of cultural and intellectual property are being redefined by everyday people and policymakers in two markedly different Pacific nations. The New Hebrides, a small archipelago in Melanesia managed jointly by Britain and France until 1980, is now the independent nation-state of Vanuatu, with a population that is more than 95 percent indigenous. New Zealand, by contrast, is a settler state and former British colony that engages with its entangled Polynesian and British heritage through an ethos of "biculturalism" that is meant to involve an indigenous population of just 15 percent. Alternative notions of property, resources, and heritage—informed by distinct national histories—are emerging in both countries. These property claims are advanced in national and international settings, but they emanate from specific communities and cultural landscapes, and they are grounded in an awareness of ancestral power and inheritance. They reveal intellectual and cultural property to be not only legal constructs but also powerful ways of asserting indigenous identities and sovereignties.


The Encyclopedia Britannica by N.A

The Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Title : The Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica by Hugh Chrisholm

The Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Title : The Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Author : Hugh Chrisholm
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica: Har to Ita by N.A

The Encyclopaedia Britannica: Har to Ita
  • Title : The Encyclopaedia Britannica: Har to Ita
  • Author : N.A
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Imagining Global Amsterdam by Marco de Waard

Imagining Global Amsterdam
  • Title : Imagining Global Amsterdam
  • Author : Marco de Waard
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9089643672
  • Pages : 316
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  • Language : English
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Imagining Global Amsterdam gaat over het beeld van Amsterdam in film, literatuur, visuele kunst en in het moderne stedelijke discours, in het bijzonder in de context van de mondialisering. De essays gaan onder andere dieper in op Amsterdam als een lieu de mémoire van de vroeg-moderne wereldhandel. Wat betekent deze herinnering in de hedendaagse cultuur? Waarom verwijzen zo veel contemporaine films en romans naar dit verleden terug? Ook het (inter)nationale imago van Amsterdam als een multicultureel en ultra-tolerant ‘%x;global village’%x; komt aan bod. Waarom is dit beeld zo persistent, en hoe heeft het zich in de loop van de laatste decennia ontwikkeld? Tot slot wordt ingegaan op de vraag hoe mondialiseringsprocessen ingrijpen in de stadscultuur, zoals in het prostitutiegebied op de Wallen en via de erfgoedindustrie. Hoe manifesteert de mondialisering zich in de stad, en welke rol speelt beeldvorming daarbij? Deze bundel vormt een rijk geschakeerd onderzoek naar de relatie tussen Amsterdam, mondialisering en stedelijke beeldvorming. Marco de Waard is als docent literatuurwetenschap verbonden aan het Amsterdam University College.


Philosophy in Geography by S. Gale,Gunnar Olsson

Philosophy in Geography
  • Title : Philosophy in Geography
  • Author : S. Gale,Gunnar Olsson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9400993943
  • Pages : 491
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  • Language : English
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In any edited volume most credit is due to the individual authors. The present case is no exception and we as editors have done little apart from serving as coordinators for a group of friends and colleagues. For once, the responsi bilities are shared. We feel that the collection gives a fair representation of the activities at the frontier of human geography in North America. Whether these premonitions will be further substantiated is of course to be seen. In the meantime, we take refuge in Vico's saying that "doctrines must take their beginning from that of the matter of which they treat". And yet we also know that new treatments never lead to fmal ends, but rather to new doctrines and to new beginnings. It is also a pleasure to acknowledge those publishers and authors who have given permission to reprint copyrighted materials: Association of American Geographers for Leslie J. King's 'Alternatives to a Positive Economic Geography', Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 66,1976; Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd. for Yi-Fu Tuan's 'Space and Place: Human istic Perspective', in Christopher Board et al. (eds. ), Progress in Geography, Vol. 6, 1974; Economic Geography for David Harvey's 'Population, Resources, and the Ideology of Science' ,Economic Geography, Vol. SO, 1974; Institute of British Geographers for David Ley's 'Social Geography and the Taken-for-Granted World', Transactions of the Institute of British Geogra phers, Vol. 2, 1977; and North-Holland Publishing Company for Allen J.


Praying with Vincent de Paul by Thomas McKenna

Praying with Vincent de Paul
  • Title : Praying with Vincent de Paul
  • Author : Thomas McKenna
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780932085924
  • Pages : 120
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Vincent de Paul models the fullness of a Christian life that is prayerfully active and actively prayerful. He found and served God in the anawim -- poor people, sick people, the abandoned outcasts in the countryside and in the cities. Vincent will be a good companion to anyone who seeks balance between action and contemplation, between organizing good works and relying on divine providence, between intelligent activity and trusting surrender.


The Book of King Solomon by N.A

The Book of King Solomon
  • Title : The Book of King Solomon
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780912509099
  • Pages : 446
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  • Language : English
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The story of King Solomon, as told by his court historian.


The Complete Stories by Franz Kafka

The Complete Stories
  • Title : The Complete Stories
  • Author : Franz Kafka
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 486
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Portrays a dreamlike world in which parables are even more obscure than the novels.


The Life of Jedidiah Morse by Richard J. Moss

The Life of Jedidiah Morse
  • Title : The Life of Jedidiah Morse
  • Author : Richard J. Moss
  • Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780870498688
  • Pages : 175
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Jedidiah Morse - clergyman, geographer, and father of the painter and inventor Samuel Morse - was a significant figure in post-Revolutionary New England. Through his popular geography texts, he described the new nation to Americans. As a prominent Congregationalist minister, he involved himself deeply in the heated religious controversies of his day. As a polemicist, he voiced the anxieties Americans felt about such turbulent events as the French Revolution and the political and religious changes their own country was undergoing. As Richard Moss reveals in this compelling biography, Morse was caught in a personal dilemma that reflected the larger tensions within his society. On the one hand, he played the role of self-sacrificing minister - a role drawn from the expectations of his father and the Connecticut traditions in which he was reared. In this capacity, he adopted the language of Christian Republicanism and sought to defend the virtues of communitarian village life, austerity, and deference to the Federalist leadership. On the other hand, Morse recognized the opportunities offered by the emerging liberal, capitalist culture. As an author and speculator, he amassed a small fortune and became enmeshed in a web of financial gambles that ultimately ruined him. Drawing on psychological theory, Moss argues that, far from remaining separate, the two sides of Jedidiah Morse were dependent upon each other. Because Morse lacked a sense of wholeness, Moss contends, he projected a public persona - that of the devoted cleric - to compensate for the "hidden" identity he feared - that of the capitalist individualist. In this light, Morse's penchant for conspiracy theories - directed against such groups as the French Illuminati and the Unitarians - can be seen as "ritual moments" in which he strove to prove himself loyal to his Christian concept of virtue.


Living in a Mindful Universe by Eben Alexander,Karen Newell

Living in a Mindful Universe
  • Title : Living in a Mindful Universe
  • Author : Eben Alexander,Karen Newell
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • ISBN Code : 163565033X
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Dr. Eben Alexander, author of international phenomenon Proof of Heaven, shares the next phase of his journey to understand the true nature of consciousness and how to cultivate a state of harmony with the universe and our higher purpose. In 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander's brain was severely damaged by a devastating case of bacterial meningitis, and he lapsed into a weeklong coma. It was almost certainly a death sentence, but he miraculously survived and brought back with him an astounding story. During those 7 days in coma, he was plunged into the deepest realms of consciousness and came to understand profound truths about the universe we inhabit. What he learned changed everything he knew about the brain, mind, and consciousness and drove him to ask a question confounding the entire scientific community: How do you explain the origins of consciousness if it is not a byproduct of the brain? His challenge relates to a revolutionary shift now underway within our modern scientific understanding. Ultimately, direct experience is key to fully understanding how we are all connected through the binding force of unconditional love and its unlimited power to heal. In Living in a Mindful Universe, the New York Times bestselling author of Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven shares his insights into the true nature of consciousness. Embracing his radically new worldview, he began a committed program of personal exploration into nonlocal consciousness. Along the way, he met Karen Newell, who had spent most of her lifetime living the worldview he had only just discovered was possible. Her personal knowledge came from testing various techniques and theories as part of her daily routine. With Living in a Mindful Universe, they teach you how to tap into your greater mind and the power of the heart to facilitate enhancement of healing, relationships, creativity, guidance, and more. Using various modalities related to meditation and mindfulness, you will gain the power to access that infinite source of knowing so vital to us all, ultimately enriching every facet of our lives.


Advance by N.A

Advance
  • Title : Advance
  • Author : N.A
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation) by Simon Armitage

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation)
  • Title : Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation)
  • Author : Simon Armitage
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN Code : 0393334155
  • Pages : 198
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  • Language : English
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A poetic translation of the classic Arthurian story is an edition in alliterative language and rhyme of the epic confrontation between a young Round Table hero and a green-clad stranger who compels him to meet his destiny at the Green Chapel. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.


That You Might Believe - Study on the Gospel of John by Robert L. Deffinbaugh

That You Might Believe - Study on the Gospel of John
  • Title : That You Might Believe - Study on the Gospel of John
  • Author : Robert L. Deffinbaugh
  • Publisher : Biblical Studies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780737500110
  • Pages : 656
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  • Language : English
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There are certain books of the Bible that just seem to stand out and the Gospel of John is surely one such book. It is frequently the first book of the Bible we encourage non-Christians to read in the hope that its message will lead them to faith in Christ. After all, that is the purpose of the book. See John 20:31.For Christians, the Gospel of John is a source of much truth about our Lord and the Gospel. But it is much more than that. It is an opportunity for us to follow Him as we read, and to identify with the disciples as their knowledge of Him continues to expand. It is our opportunity to get to know the heart of the Savior, and to fellowship with Him through His Word. If men of old found their hearts set on fire as they listened to Him teach in person (Luke 24:32), so we will find our hearts warmed as we seek to listen to Him through this Gospel.I challenge you to join me in making the Gospel of John the subject of your study. May God use it to help you see and serve Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29).


Precision in the Global War on Terror by Sherifa Zuhur

Precision in the Global War on Terror
  • Title : Precision in the Global War on Terror
  • Author : Sherifa Zuhur
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 142
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  • Language : English
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Never before have Americans paid so much attention to Islam and Muslim ideology. Although efforts have been made to separate mainstream views from extremist principles, Muslims feel that many of their basic beliefs are under attack in the ongoing war of ideas. The author explores why, surveying a broad swath of accusations and efforts to change Muslim and Islamist ideas and institutions.


Investigations of a Dog by Franz Kafka

Investigations of a Dog
  • Title : Investigations of a Dog
  • Author : Franz Kafka
  • Publisher : Paperless
  • ISBN Code : 882950162X
  • Pages : N.A
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Investigations of a Dog (German: Forschungen eines Hundes) is a short story by Franz Kafka written in 1922. It was published posthumously in Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer (Berlin, 1931). Told from the perspective of a dog, the story concerns the nature and limits of knowledge, by way of the dog's inquiries into the practices of his culture. Investigations of a Dog was written in September and October 1922, soon after Kafka ended work on his unfinished novel The Castle. Similar to other Kafka stories such as A Report to an Academy, Josephine the Singer, and The Burrow, the protagonist is an animal.


Flashman on the March (The Flashman Papers, Book 11) by George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman on the March (The Flashman Papers, Book 11)
  • Title : Flashman on the March (The Flashman Papers, Book 11)
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 0007325622
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Coward, scoundrel, lover and cheat, but there is no better man to go into the jungle with. Join Flashman in his adventures as he survives fearful ordeals and outlandish perils across the four corners of the world.


Intellectual Impostures by Jean Bricmont,Alan Sokal

Intellectual Impostures
  • Title : Intellectual Impostures
  • Author : Jean Bricmont,Alan Sokal
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • ISBN Code : 1847657826
  • Pages : 491
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  • Language : English
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When Intellectual Impostures was published in France, it sent shock waves through the Left Bank establishment. When it was published in Britain, it provoked impassioned debate. Sokal and Bricmont examine the canon of French postmodernists - Lacan, Kristeva, Baudrillard, Irigaray, Latour, Virilio, Deleuze and Guattari - and systematically expose their abuse of science. This edition contains a new preface analysing the reactions to the book and answering some of the attacks.


Jesus the Samaritan by Stewart Penwell

Jesus the Samaritan
  • Title : Jesus the Samaritan
  • Author : Stewart Penwell
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9004390707
  • Pages : 244
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  • Language : English
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In Jesus the Samaritan: Ethnic Labelling in the Gospel of John, Stewart Penwell examines how the ethnic labels “the Jews” and “Samaritans” function in the Gospel of John.


Entering the Agon by Elton T. E. Barker

Entering the Agon
  • Title : Entering the Agon
  • Author : Elton T. E. Barker
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191562246
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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This book investigates one of the most characteristic and prominent features of ancient Greek literature - the scene of debate or agon, in which with varying degrees of formality characters square up to each other and engage in a contest of words. Drawing on six case studies of different kinds of narrative - epic, historiography and tragedy - and authors as diverse as Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, Sophocles and Euripides, this wide-ranging study analyses each example of debate in its context according to a set of interrelated questions: who debates, when, why, and with what consequences? Based on the changing representations of debate across and within different genres, it shows the importance of debate to these key canonical genres and, in turn, the role of literature in the construction of a citizen body through the exploration, reproduction and management of dissent from authority.


Becoming Dallas Willard by Gary W. Moon

Becoming Dallas Willard
  • Title : Becoming Dallas Willard
  • Author : Gary W. Moon
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN Code : 0830899219
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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Dallas Willard was a personal mentor and inspiration to hundreds of pastors, philosophers, and average churchgoers. In Gary W. Moon’s candid and inspiring biography, we read about the development of Willard's personal character, philosophical writing, and spiritual teaching, and how he has inspired some of the most influential books on spirituality of the last generation.


God Wills it by David O'Connell

God Wills it
  • Title : God Wills it
  • Author : David O'Connell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351517120
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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God Wills It is a comprehensive study of presidential religious rhetoric. Using careful analysis of hundreds of transcripts, David O'Connell reveals the hidden strategy behind presidential religious speech. He asks when and why religious language is used, and when it is, whether such language is influential.Case studies explore the religious arguments presidents have made to defend their decisions on issues like defense spending, environmental protection, and presidential scandals. O'Connell provides strong evidence that when religious rhetoric is used public opinion typically goes against the president, the media reacts harshly to his words, and Congress fails to do as he wants. An experimental chapter casts even further doubt on the persuasiveness of religious rhetoric.God Wills It shows that presidents do not talk this way because they want to. Presidents like Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush were quite uncomfortable using faith to promote their agendas. They did so because they felt they must. God Wills It shows that even if presidents attempt to call on the deity, the more important question remains: Will God come when they do?


The Changing South Pacific by Serge Tcherkézoff,Françoise Douaire-Marsaudon

The Changing South Pacific
  • Title : The Changing South Pacific
  • Author : Serge Tcherkézoff,Françoise Douaire-Marsaudon
  • Publisher : ANU E Press
  • ISBN Code : 1921536152
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The texts collected in this volume take an anthropological approach to the variety of contemporary societal problems which confront the peoples of the contemporary South Pacific: religious revival, the sociology of relations between local groups, regions and nation-States, the problem of culture areas, the place of democracy in the transition of States founded on sacred chiefdoms, the role of ceremonial exchanges in a market economy, and so forth. Each chapter presents a society seen from a specific point of view, but always with reference to the issue of collective identity and its confrontation with history and change. The collection thus invites the reader to understand how the inhabitants of these societies seek to affirm both an individual identity and a sense of belonging to the contemporary world. In doing so, it informs the reader about the contemporary realities experienced by the inhabitants of the South Pacific, with a view to contributing to an intercultural dialogue between the reader and these inhabitants.


Flying the Line by George E. Hopkins

Flying the Line
  • Title : Flying the Line
  • Author : George E. Hopkins
  • Publisher : Nicholson
  • ISBN Code : 9780960970810
  • Pages : 310
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Goat's House by Gene DeGruson

Goat's House
  • Title : Goat's House
  • Author : Gene DeGruson
  • Publisher : Woodley Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780939391066
  • Pages : 47
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Prophetic Book of Mormon by Hugh Nibley

The Prophetic Book of Mormon
  • Title : The Prophetic Book of Mormon
  • Author : Hugh Nibley
  • Publisher : Shadow Mountain
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  • Pages : 595
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Navigating the Future by Monica Minnegal,Peter D. Dwyer

Navigating the Future
  • Title : Navigating the Future
  • Author : Monica Minnegal,Peter D. Dwyer
  • Publisher : ANU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1760461245
  • Pages : 298
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  • Language : English
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Navigating the Future draws on long-term ethnographic fieldwork with Kubo people and their neighbours, in a remote area of Papua New Guinea, to explore how worlds are reconfigured as people become increasingly conscious of, and seek to draw into their own lives, wealth and power that had previously lain beyond their horizons. In the context of a major resource extraction project—the Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas (PNG LNG) Project–taking shape in the mountains to the north, the people in this area are actively reimagining their social world. This book describes changes in practice that result, tracing shifts in the ways people relate to the land, to each other and to outsiders, and the histories of engagement that frame those changes. Inequalities are emerging between individuals in access to paid work, between groups in potential for claiming future royalties, and between generations in access to information. As people at the village of Suabi strive to make themselves visible to the state and to petroleum companies, as legal entities entitled to receive benefits from the PNG LNG Project, they are drawing new boundaries around sets of people and around land and declaring hierarchical relationships between groups that did not exist before. They are struggling to make sense of a bureaucracy that is foreign to them, in a place where the state currently has minimal presence. A primary concern of Navigating the Future is with the processes through which these changes have emerged, as people seek to imagine—and work to bring about—a radically different future for themselves while simultaneously reimagining their own past in ways that validate those endeavours.