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Judaism and Scripture

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This groundbreaking work continues Jacob Neusner's multi-volume examination of the main texts of Judaism in its formative years. The first two parts of the project--'Judaism: The Evidence of the Yerushalmi'--examined the Mishnah and the Talmud of the Land of Israel and placed them in the social, intellectual, and religious contexts of their time. In 'Judaism and Scripture' Neusner moves from the study of ancient Judaism in society at large to an analysis of Rabbinic Judaism in relation to Scripture itself. Neusner accomplishes this both through close analysis and through the first English translation of the critical text of the Leviticus Rabbah. Tracing the relationship between the actual Book of Leviticus and its rabbinic commentary, Neusner asks how the rabbis who stand behind the text make use of Leviticus and how, through their comments on it, they make intelligible and comprehensible statements of their own. In answering these two questions Neusner shows, through a prime example, exactly how Scripture enters Judaism and how rabbis of the formative age of Judaism chose and taught the lessons they deemed critical to the life of Israel, the Jewish people.

A Tough Job Made Harder

A Tough Job Made Harder Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Lister
Editor: NYLA
ISBN: 1641972157
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With pressure to perform free from error—an impossibility—in America’s most popular sport, the work done by football officials has become more difficult than ever. A Tough Job Made Harder explores how this has happened as well as the challenges that lie ahead for the game and its officials. Cultural imperatives grounded in team allegiance has increased the stresses on football’s judges to invariably “get it right.” Officials offer the path of least resistance for those channeling ire at a game’s untoward outcome. The increased demand for perfection has invited technology into officiating. Paradoxically, the tools designed to cure mistakes have led to unintended consequences that have made the job even more challenging. And with increasing stress on player safety, the burden to make the game safer has been added to those already borne by the profession. A Tough Job Made Harder looks at the demands on football officials as well as what makes it so rewarding to those who embark on it. Despite the proclivity for fans to criticize and lay blame on officiating, those who undertake the work do so with immense pride and professionalism.

Queer Males in Contemporary Cinema

Queer Males in Contemporary Cinema Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810891190
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In Queer Males in Contemporary Cinema: Becoming Visible, Kylo-Patrick R. Hart explores both latent and manifest representations of queer males in noteworthy cinema from the mid-20th to the early 21st century. Hart examines films pertaining to bisexual, gay, and transgender men, as well as transsexuals, transvestites, queer people with HIV/AIDS, queer teens, and others. Throughout, this book continually reminds readers that both mainstream and independent films communicate, reinforce, and perpetuate culturally pervasive notions of “normalcy,” “deviance,” and “social otherness” in ways that frequently have real—and sometimes detrimental—effects on actual people. Queer Males in Contemporary Cinema provides perceptive insights for students and academics interested in film history, cultural studies, gender studies, media studies, popular culture, and LGBT studies.

Into the Darkness

Into the Darkness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gene L. Davenport
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ISBN: 1592443567
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As God's wisdom in verbal manifestation, the Sermon on the Mount is instruction in those motives, attitudes, perceptions, and habits which are characteristics of God himself and which are the dynamics by which the universe itself operates . . . under the sovereign rule of God. Disciples are instructed not under the assumption that by living in accord with those instructions they will know success and happiness in the ways of Darkness, but precisely with the expectation that it will lead to failure in the eyes of the world of Darkness, to conflict with the world of Death, and--consequently--quite possibly to crucifixion.From the Preface

At the End of the World

At the End of the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles E. Gannon
Editor: Baen Books
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A NEW NOVEL IN JOHN RINGO'S BEST-SELLING BLACK TIDE RISING SERIES BY NEBULA- AND DRAGON AWARD–NOMINATED AUTHOR CHARLES E. GANNON CASTAWAYS IN A ZOMBIE PLAGUE Six kids ranging from suburban geeks to street-smart pariahs. A British captain who rarely talks and never smiles. All on the 70-foot pilot house ketch Crosscurrent Voyager, bound on a senior summer cruise to adventure and serious fun. Except most of the kids don’t get along. And they’ll be gone all summer. And none of them have sailed before. And worst of all—because they booked at the last minute—they got the destination nobody else wanted: the frigid and remote South Georgia Islands. But there’s one other hitch: They’ll never see their families or friends again. Because just days after they leave, a plague starts spreading like wildfire, turning most of its survivors into shrieking, cannibalistic rage-monsters. So with their past dying as fast as the world that shaped it, the kids’ hated destination becomes their one hope for survival. But it’s an uncertain hope. Not only are other hostile survivors headed there, but South Georgia Island is unable to support permanent habitation. So if the strange crew of the Voyager doesn’t come up with a further plan, they are—in every sense—heading straight toward the end of the world. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Charles E. Gannon: "Chuck Gannon writes the kind of science fiction we all grew up on: rousing, mind-expanding, pulse-pounding sagas of spaceships and aliens. He's a terrific writer, and we're lucky to have him."—Robert J. Sawyer "[A] strong [writer of] . . . military SF . . . [much] action going on in his work, with a lot of physics behind it. There is a real sense of the urgency of war and the sacrifices it demands." —Locus


Pigeons Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew D. Blechman
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 1555846009
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A “quirky, endlessly entertaining” look at the surprising history of the pigeon (Simon Winchester). Domesticated since the dawn of man, pigeons have been used as crucial communicators in war by every major historical superpower from ancient Egypt to the United States and are credited with saving thousands of lives. They have been worshipped as fertility goddesses and revered as symbols of peace. Charles Darwin relied heavily on pigeons to help formulate and support his theory of evolution. Yet today they are reviled as “rats with wings.” To research this lively history of the humble pigeon, the author traveled across the United States and Europe to meet with pigeon fanciers and pigeon haters in a quest to find out how we came to misunderstand one of mankind’s most helpful and steadfast companions. Pigeons captures a Brooklyn man’s quest to win the Main Event (the pigeon world’s equivalent of the Kentucky Derby), as well as a convention dedicated to breeding the perfect bird. The author participates in a live pigeon shoot where entrants pay $150; he tracks down Mike Tyson, the nation’s most famous pigeon lover; he spends time with Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Pigeon Handler; and he sheds light on a radical “pro-pigeon underground” in New York City. In Pigeons, Andrew Blechman reveals for the first time the remarkable story behind this seemingly unremarkable bird. “A quick and thoroughly entertaining read, Pigeons will leave readers chuckling at the quirky characters and pondering surprising pigeon facts.” —Audubon Magazine “Manages to illuminate not merely the ostensible subject of the book, but also something of the endearing, repellent, heroic, and dastardly nature of that most bizarre of breeds, Homo sapiens.” —Salon

Military Responses to the Arab Uprisings and the Future of Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East

Military Responses to the Arab Uprisings and the Future of Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W. Taylor
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137410051
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Military Responses to the Arab Uprisings and the Future of Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East by W. Taylor Summary

This book explains Arab military responses to the social uprisings which began in 2011. Through a comparative case study analysis of Egyptian, Tunisian, Libyan, and Syrian militaries, it explains why militaries fractured, supported the regime in power, or removed their presidents.

A Long Run Home

A Long Run Home Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Milton Heller III
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475911343
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A Long Run Home by Milton Heller III Summary

Jack Walker was most content outdoors, especially near the lush green fields of Seals Stadium and Fenway Park or his neighbors' perfectly manicured lawns. He finally got his dream job, mowing the Molders' lawn, not long after a heart attack felled Mr. Molder in his living room. But the job ended abruptly when Jack learned that a fellow left-handed pitcher, a veteran major leaguer, had mowed off one of his toes. Jack's baseball career also ended abruptly. "Great job, Lefty," said his coach, after his first outing of the season, which happened to be his team's final game. "I'll use you a lot more next year." "I'm a senior, Coach." "Well, you certainly pitched like one today." And then there were schools, horses and girls, including one whose father prowled around like a bear.

Understanding Interreligious Relations

Understanding Interreligious Relations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Cheetham,Douglas Pratt,David Thomas
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191509655
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Understanding Interreligious Relations by David Cheetham,Douglas Pratt,David Thomas Summary

The ways in which religious communities interact with one another is an increasing focus of scholarly research and teaching. Issues of interreligious engagement, inclusive of dialogue more specifically and relations more generally, attract widespread interest and concern. In a religiously pluralist world, how different communities get along with each other is not just an academic question; it is very much a focus of socio-political and wider community attention. The study of religions and religion in the 21st century world must necessarily take account of relations within and between religions, whether this is approached from a theological, historical, political, or any other disciplinary point of view. Understanding Interreligious Relations is a reference work of relevance to students and scholars as well as of interest to a wider informed public. It comprises two main parts. The first provides expositions and critical discussions of the ways in which 'the other' has been construed and addressed from within the major religious traditions. The second presents analyses and discussions of key issues and topics in which interreligious relations are an integral constituent. The editors have assembled an authoritative and scholarly work that discusses perspectives on the religious 'other' and interreligious relations that are typical of the major religious traditions; together with substantial original chapters from a cross-section of emerging and established scholars on main debates and issues in the wider field of interreligious relations.

Therapy, Culture and Spirituality

Therapy, Culture and Spirituality Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. Nolan,W. West
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137370432
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Therapy, Culture and Spirituality by G. Nolan,W. West Summary

This edited collection addresses how therapy can engage with issues of race, culture, religion and spirituality. It is a response to the need for practitioners to further their understanding and skills base in developing ways of appropriately responding to the interconnectivity of these evolving issues.

Calvin's Calvinism

Calvin's Calvinism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Calvin
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ISBN: 1532688326
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Calvin’s Calvinism A Translation of 1. The Eternal Predestination of God 2. The Secret Providence of God By John Calvin and translated by Henry Cole, D.D. This unique book constitutes the only original writings of John Calvin devoted “expressly, exclusively, and purposely” to the capital “Calvinistic” doctrines of The Eternal Predestination of God, and The Secret Providence of God. They are Calvin’s own testimony and real mind concerning the doctrines of God’s electing, predestinating and sovereign grace, constitute his own exposition and expression of faith, and beautifully display the spirit in which he held and taught these great Biblical truths. These important treatises were published in 1552 and 1558 respectively and lay locked in the original language of Calvin’s day until translated by Henry Cole, D. D., 300 years later in 1856 under the present title of Calvin’s Calvinism. The first treatise on Eternal Predestination consists of 131 pages; the second on Secret Providence covers 127 pages, the later embracing arguments (Calumnies) against Calvin and his refutation of each particular point. Illuminating “Dedicatory Prefaces” and prefaces by the translator add significance to the main content of this important volume.

The Millionaires' Unit

The Millionaires' Unit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marc Wortman
Editor: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 158648544X
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The Millionaires' Unit is the story of a gilded generation of young men from the zenith of privilege: a Rockefeller, the son of the head of the Union Pacific Railroad, several who counted friends and relatives among presidents and statesmen of the day. They had it all and, remarkably by modern standards, they were prepared to risk it all to fight a distant war in France. Driven by the belief that their membership in the American elite required certain sacrifice, schooled in heroism and the nature of leadership, they determined to be first into the conflict, leading the way ahead of America's declaration that it would join the war. At the heart of the group was the Yale flying club, six of whom are the heroes of this book. They would share rivalries over girlfriends, jealousies over membership in Skull and Bones, and fierce ambition to be the most daring young man over the battlefields of France, where the casualties among flyers were chillingly high. One of the six would go on to become the principal architect of the American Air Force's first strategic bomber force. Others would bring home decorations and tales of high life experiences in Paris. Some would not return, having made the greatest sacrifice of all in perhaps the last noble war. For readers of Flyboys, The Greatest Generation, or Flags Of Our Fathers, this patriotic, romantic, absorbing book is narrative military history of the best kind.

Essays from the Margins

Essays from the Margins Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luis N Rivera-Pagan
Editor: ISD LLC
ISBN: 0718843983
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Essays from the Margins by Luis N Rivera-Pagan Summary

These essays emerge from different crucial and complex conflicts: from the memory of a bishop, Bartolome de las Casas, urging the pope of his time to cleanse the church of complicity with violence, oppression, and slavery; from the lament and defiance ofso many Middle Eastern women, victims of male domination and too many wars; from the voices bursting out from the colonial margins that dare to question and transgress the norms and laws imposed by colonizers and conquerors; from the emerging and diversetheological disruptions of traditional orthodoxies and rigid dogmatisms; from the denial of human rights to immigrant communities, living in the shadows of opulent societies; from the use of the sacred Hebrew Scriptures to displace and dispossess the indigenous peoples of Palestine. The essays belong to different intellectual genres and conceptual crossroads and are thus illustrative of the dialogic imagination that the Russian intellectual Mikhail Bakhtin considered basic to any serious intellectual enterprise. They are also the literary sediment of years of sharing lectures, dialogues, and debates in several academic institutions in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Switzerland, Germany, and Palestine.

The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Twain
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1528791673
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First published in 1896, “The Innocents Abroad” is a travel book written by Mark Twain. Within it, Twain recounts his trip aboard the ship “Quaker City” as it travelled through Europe and the Holy Land in 1867. The book sold more copies than any other Twain wrote in his life and remains among the best-selling travel book of all time. A fantastic example of classic travel literature by one of America's greatest men of letters. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910), more commonly known under the pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, lecturer, publisher and entrepreneur most famous for his novels “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (1876) and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (1884). Other notable works by this author include: “The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today” (1873) and “The Prince and the Pauper” (1881). Read & Co. Travel is proudly republishing this famous classic now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned biography of the author.

Prisoner of the Vatican

Prisoner of the Vatican Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David I. Kertzer
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 0547347162
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A Pulitzer Prize winner’s “fascinating” account of the political battles that led to the end of the Papal States (Entertainment Weekly). From a National Book Award–nominated author, this absorbing history chronicles the birth of modern Italy and the clandestine politics behind the Vatican’s last stand in the battle between the church and the newly created Italian state. When Italy’s armies seized the Holy City and claimed it for the Italian capital, Pope Pius IX, outraged, retreated to the Vatican and declared himself a prisoner, calling on foreign powers to force the Italians out of Rome. The action set in motion decades of political intrigue that hinged on such fascinating characters as Garibaldi, King Viktor Emmanuel, Napoleon III, and Chancellor Bismarck. Drawing on a wealth of secret documents long buried in the Vatican archives, David I. Kertzer reveals a fascinating story of outrageous accusations, mutual denunciations, and secret dealings that will leave readers hard-pressed to ever think of Italy, or the Vatican, in the same way again. “A rousing tale of clerical skullduggery and topsy-turvy politics, laced with plenty of cross-border intrigue.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Bergson and the Metaphysics of Media

Bergson and the Metaphysics of Media Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Crocker
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137324503
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Bergson and the Metaphysics of Media by S. Crocker Summary

What is a medium? Why is there always a middle? Can media produce 'immediacy'? Henri Bergson recognized mediation as the central philosophical problem of modernity. This book traces his influence on the 'media philosophies' of Gilles Deleuze, Marshall McLuhan, Walter Benjamin and Michel Serres.

The Organic Globalizer

The Organic Globalizer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Malone,George Martinez Jr.
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628920068
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The Organic Globalizer by Christopher Malone,George Martinez Jr. Summary

The Organic Globalizer is a collection of critical essays which takes the position that hip-hop holds political significance through an understanding of its ability to at once raise cultural awareness, expand civil society's focus on social and economic justice through institution building, and engage in political activism and participation. Collectively, the essays assert hip hop's importance as an “organic globalizer:” no matter its pervasiveness or reach around the world, hip-hop ultimately remains a grassroots phenomenon that is born of the community from which it permeates. Hip hop, then, holds promise through three separate but related avenues: (1) through cultural awareness and identification/recognition of voices of marginalized communities through music and art; (2) through social creation and the institutionalization of independent alternative institutions and non-profit organizations in civil society geared toward social and economic justice; and (3) through political activism and participation in which demands are articulated and made on the state. With editorial bridges between chapters and an emphasis on interdisciplinary and diverse perspectives, The Organic Globalizer is the natural scholarly evolution in the conversation about hip-hop and politics.

The Discourses of Food in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

The Discourses of Food in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. Cozzi
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 023011752X
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The Discourses of Food in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction by A. Cozzi Summary

The book offers readings of discourses about food in a wide range of sources, from canonical Victorian novels by authors such as Dickens, Gaskell, and Hardy to parliamentary speeches, royal proclamations, and Amendment Acts. It considers the cultural politics and poetics of food in relation to issues of race, class, gender, regionalism, urbanization, colonialism, and imperialism in order to discover how national identity and Otherness are constructed and internalized.

A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century

A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luis Alberto Romero
Editor: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271069813
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A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century, originally published in Buenos Aires in 1994, attained instant status as a classic. Written as an introductory text for university students and the general public, it is a profound reflection on the “Argentine dilemma” and the challenges that the country faces as it tries to rebuild democracy. Luis Alberto Romero brilliantly and painstakingly reconstructs and analyzes Argentina’s tortuous, often tragic modern history, from the “alluvial society” born of mass immigration, to the dramatic years of Juan and Eva Perón, to the recent period of military dictatorship. For this second English-language edition, Romero has written new chapters covering the Kirchner decade (2003–13), the upheavals surrounding the country’s 2001 default on its foreign debt, and the tumultuous years that followed as Argentina sought to reestablish a role in the global economy while securing democratic governance and social peace.

The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Smeaton
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ISBN: 1498294944
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The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit by George Smeaton Summary

This volume of Smeaton on the Holy Spirit Dr. Macleod declares to be “invaluable within its own range,” and adds of him that “next to Principal William Cunningham he stood as our foremost student of the history of Reformed theology.” Smeaton had a thorough grasp of the historical development of the great Christian doctrines, such as the doctrine of the Atonement and the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. In this field, as Dr. Macleod informs us, he did “very fine work indeed.”—From the Foreword.