Book Worlds Gone Awry

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  • Author : John J. Han
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2018-08-16
  • ISBN : 147667180X
  • Pages : 260 pages

Download or read Worlds Gone Awry PDF, written by John J. Han and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-08-16 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dystopian fiction captivates us by depicting future worlds at once eerily similar and shockingly foreign to our own. This collection of new essays presents some of the most recent scholarship on a genre whose popularity has surged dramatically since the 1990s. Contributors explore such novels as The Lord of the Flies, The Heart Goes Last, The Giver and The Strain Trilogy as social critique, revealing how they appeal to the same impulse as utopian fiction: the desire for an idealized yet illusory society in which evil is purged and justice prevails.

Book Faith and Politics in a World Gone Awry

Download or read Faith and Politics in a World Gone Awry PDF, written by Stephen W. Plunkett and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2019-01-14 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Faith in Jesus Christ shapes the whole of the Christian life, not merely the parts that are safe and convenient, requiring little if anything of us. The realm of faith involves not only the interior life of the spirit, but everything that disciples of Jesus Christ think and do and are, including the way we participate in the politics of our communities, nation, and world. Do you ever wonder about the relationship between your theology and what’s happening in the politics of our nation and world, or ponder how your views might change if the biblical narrative were formative for your political opinions and beliefs? If so, this book is for you.

Book Right Living in a World Gone Wrong

Download or read Right Living in a World Gone Wrong PDF, written by David Allan Hubbard and published by IVP Books. This book was released on 1981 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Jesus Have I Loved  But Paul

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  • Author : J. R. Daniel Kirk
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN : 080103910X
  • Pages : 225 pages

Download or read Jesus Have I Loved But Paul PDF, written by J. R. Daniel Kirk and published by Baker Academic. This book was released on 2012 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a fresh engagement of the debated relationship between Paul's writings and the portrait of Jesus contained in the Gospels.

Book Epic Lessons

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  • Author : Peter Toohey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-04-15
  • ISBN : 1135035342
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read Epic Lessons PDF, written by Peter Toohey and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-04-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Didactic Epic was enormously popular in the ancient world. It was used to teach Greeks and Romans technical and scientific subjects, but in verse. Epic Lessons shows how this scientific poetry was intended not just to instruct but also to entertain. Praise for its predecessor, Reading Epic 'Toohey's erudition makes the complexities and the strangeness of these ancient poems appear as clear as daylight and his enthusiasm renders them as attractive as the latest blockbuster.' - JACT Review

Book Absent Rebels  Criticism and Network Power in 21st Century Dystopian Fiction

Download or read Absent Rebels Criticism and Network Power in 21st Century Dystopian Fiction PDF, written by Annika Gonnermann and published by Narr Francke Attempto Verlag. This book was released on 2021-04-19 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Absent Rebels: Criticism and Network Power in 21st Century Dystopian Fiction focuses on the relationship between literary dystopia, network power and neoliberalism, explaining why rebellion against a dystopian system is absent in so many contemporary dystopian novels. Also, this book helps readers understand modern power mechanisms and shows ways how to overcome them in our own daily lives.

Book Traditions of the Bible

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  • Author : James L. KUGEL
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2009-06-30
  • ISBN : 0674039769
  • Pages : 1078 pages

Download or read Traditions of the Bible PDF, written by James L. KUGEL and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2009-06-30 with total page 1078 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: James Kugel's The Bible As It Was (1997) has been welcomed with universal praise. Here now is the full scholarly edition of this wonderfully rich and illuminating work, expanding the author's findings into an incomparable reference work. Focusing on two dozen core stories in the Pentateuch--from the Creation and Tree of Knowledge through the Exodus from Egypt and journey to the Promised Land--James Kugel shows us how the earliest interpreters of the scriptures radically transformed the Bible and made it into the book that has come down to us today. Kugel explains how and why the writers of this formative age of interpretation--roughly 200 B.C.E. to 150 C.E.--assumed such a significant role. Mining their writings--including the Dead Sea Scrolls, works of Philo and Josephus and letters of the Apostle Paul, and writings of the Apostolic Fathers and the rabbinic Sages--he quotes for us the seminal passages that uncover this crucial interpretive process. For this full-scale reference work Kugel has added a substantial treasury of sources and passages for each of the 24 Bible stories. It will serve as a unique guide and sourcebook for biblical interpretation.

Book Chaseworld

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  • Author : Mary T. Hufford
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2016-11-11
  • ISBN : 1512801801
  • Pages : 236 pages

Download or read Chaseworld PDF, written by Mary T. Hufford and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2016-11-11 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chaseworld is a study of the foxhunters in the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey. Mary Hufford examines the activities that occur before, during, and after foxchases and analyzes the stories that hunters tell about chases. Through these activities and narratives, she contends, Pine Barrens foxhunters have collaboratively constructed an alternate reality—the Chaseworld.

Book A World War 1 Adventure

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  • Author : House of Harkness V
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release : 2014
  • ISBN : 1496914090
  • Pages : 585 pages

Download or read A World War 1 Adventure PDF, written by House of Harkness V and published by Author House. This book was released on 2014 with total page 585 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Captain Donald E. Harkness Sr., DSC, RNAS/RAF, the author of the original WWI diaries this book is based on, was born in Nelson, New Zealand on August 27, 1894, where he was raised and educated. He interrupted his undergraduate studies in engineering to sail off to London, at age 21, in hopes of joining the nascent air service and defend his mother country against the Germans in WWI. Stationed in France with the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) since early 1916, he soon specialized as a bomber pilot, and led many bombing raids, which included the raid that earned him the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC), as well as his last raid that wounded him and damaged his plane, causing him to crash-land in Holland. There he was interned, and worked with the underground to help Belgian refugees and downed Allied pilots evade capture. Subsequent to WWI he completed his engineering degree at Canterbury College and obtained a position as consulting engineer for New York's Bear Mountain Bridge project. After returning to New Zealand in early 1925, he was appointed Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the Auckland University School of Engineering. In 1926 he married his New York landlord's daughter, and took on additional duties as Acting Head of the Department of Engineering. In 1929 he launched a new aerial delivery service in Auckland, intending in time to include all of New Zealand and Australia. However, on December 12, 1929, he and his mechanic drowned when the seaplane they were test-piloting for this new venture suddenly failed and crashed into Auckland Harbour.

Book Everyday Nature  Knowledge of the Natural World in Colonial New York

Download or read Everyday Nature Knowledge of the Natural World in Colonial New York PDF, written by and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the modern world, the public looks to scientists and scholars for their expertise on issues ranging from the effectiveness of vaccines to the causes of natural disasters. But for early Americans, whose relationship to nature was more intimate and perilous than our own, personal experience, political allegiances, and faith in God took precedence over the experiments of the learned. In Everyday Nature, Sara Gronim shows how scientific advances were received in the early modern world, from the time Europeans settled in America until just before the American Revolution. Settlers approached a wide range of innovations, such as smallpox inoculation, maps and surveys, Copernican cosmology, and Ben Franklin's experiments with electricity, with great skepticism. New Yorkers in particular were distrustful because of the chronic political and religious factionalism in the colony. Those discoveries that could be easily reconciled with existing beliefs about healing the sick, agricultural practices, and the revolution of the planets were more readily embraced. A fascinating portrait of colonial life, this book traces a series of innovations that were disseminated throughout the Atlantic world during the Enlightenment, and shows how colonial New Yorkers integrated new knowledge into their lives.

Book Third World Diplomats in Dialogue with the First World

Download or read Third World Diplomats in Dialogue with the First World PDF, written by Robert J. Moore and published by Springer. This book was released on 1984-12-13 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book World War I

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  • Author : Michael Neiberg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-11-22
  • ISBN : 135114278X
  • Pages : 628 pages

Download or read World War I PDF, written by Michael Neiberg and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-11-22 with total page 628 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once-dominant images of the First World War as a futile contest fought by innocent soldiers and wasteful generals have given way to more sophisticated scholarly analyses. This volume presents some of the most innovative work of this new generation of research on the War to End All Wars. Taking a global and comparative perspective, these essays place the War in a wide global and thematic context, greatly enhancing our understanding of one of the most important and complex events of the 20th Century.

Book Hope  Joy  and Affection in the Classical World

Download or read Hope Joy and Affection in the Classical World PDF, written by Ruth R. Caston and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-05-02 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The emotions have long been an interest for those studying ancient Greece and Rome. But while the last few decades have produced excellent studies of individual emotions and the different approaches to them by the major philosophical schools, the focus has been almost entirely on negative emotions. This might give the impression that the Greeks and Romans had little to say about positive emotion, something that would be misguided. As the chapters in this collection indicate, there are representations of positive emotions extending from archaic Greek poetry to Augustine, and in both philosophical works and literary genres as wide-ranging as lyric poetry, forensic oratory, comedy, didactic poetry, and the novel. Nor is the evidence uniform: while many of the literary representations give expression to positive emotion but also describe its loss, the philosophers offer a more optimistic assessment of the possibilities of attaining joy or contentment in this life. The positive emotions show some of the same features that all emotions do. But unlike the negative emotions, which we are able to describe and analyze in great detail because of our preoccupation with them, positive emotions tend to be harder to articulate. Hence the interest of the present study, which considers how positive emotions are described, their relationship to other emotions, the ways in which they are provoked or upset by circumstances, how they complicate and enrich our relationships with other people, and which kinds of positive emotion we should seek to integrate. The ancient works have a great deal to say about all of these topics, and for that reason deserve more study, both for our understanding of antiquity and for our understanding of the positive emotions in general.

Book The Palgrave Handbook of Reproductive Justice and Literature

Download or read The Palgrave Handbook of Reproductive Justice and Literature PDF, written by Beth Widmaier Capo and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-10-12 with total page 662 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handbook offers a collection of scholarly essays that analyze questions of reproductive justice throughout its cultural representation in global literature and film. It offers analysis of specific texts carefully situated in their evolving historical, economic, and cultural contexts. Reproductive justice is taken beyond the American setting in which the theory and movement began; chapters apply concepts to international realities and literatures from different countries and cultures by covering diverse genres of cultural production, including film, television, YouTube documentaries, drama, short story, novel, memoir, and self-help literature. Each chapter analyzes texts from within the framework of reproductive justice in an interdisciplinary way, including English, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, and German language, literature and culture, comparative literature, film, South Asian fiction, Canadian theatre, writing, gender studies, Deaf studies, disability studies, global health and medical humanities, and sociology. Academics, graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in Literature, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Cultural Studies, Motherhood Studies, Comparative Literature, History, Sociology, the Medical Humanities, Reproductive Justice, and Human Rights are the main audience of the volume.

Book Towards the Light

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  • Author : P. A. Condon
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release : 2012-08
  • ISBN : 1466945850
  • Pages : 484 pages

Download or read Towards the Light PDF, written by P. A. Condon and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2012-08 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book is no mere narrative and it is not simply about the author. It is also an accurate eye-witness account of the way things were in 1930's London, in wartime Kent and Snowdonia, on a crowded troopship, in the Commonwealth Air Training Scheme, and in the Klondike goldfields and construction camps of British Columbia. With echoes of Dickens' Pip, Wordsworth, and Mr. Chips, among other things it takes a glance at climbing, the occult, flying, gold-mining, teaching (in B.C. and in London), recurrent dreams and dissociation. It is a tale of perseverence in the face of repeated disappointment, bereavement and post traumatic stress disorder. And it is an affirmation of the supreme virtue of love. ----------------------------------------------------------- EDITORIAL REVIEWS "The true strength of this book is the author's experiences, from his time as a pilot to the four seasons he spent in Klondike goldfields....It is clear that Condon has led a full life...and has risen after every bump and dive. Thus, the phoenix is an appropriate section title and an apt symbol for the writer himself." - Foreword Clarion Reviews "P. A. Condon's literary gem of a memoir...shares sensitive details of his hard-scrabble life with the deft story-telling of Frank McCourt and a healthy dose of Julian Barnes' keen wit....The author's gifted writing and emotional honesty make this book a winner." - Blue Ink Review "A deft, compelling autobiography of an Everyman. Thorough, organized and well-researched, Towards the Light...is powered as much by the storytrelling and language as by the subject matter....Wise and ntertaining, this book is hard to put down." - Kirkus Review "...a beautifully-written book." - Writer's Digest Judge

Book World Without End

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  • Author : James H. Moorhead
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 9780253335807
  • Pages : 286 pages

Download or read World Without End PDF, written by James H. Moorhead and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the nineteenth century, many American Protestants expected almost limitless, orderly progress as Christianity and democracy spread and as technology and prosperity increased. Yet they also believed that, many centuries hence, after progress had run its course, the Second Coming of Jesus and a supernatural End to the world would occur. If these Protestants had one foot in the world of steamships and the telegraph, the other remained firmly planted in the cosmos of the Apocalype--a universe where angels poured out vials of wrath, where the dead would rise again, and where the wicked would be cast forever into a lake of burning fire.

Book Performing Religion in Public

Download or read Performing Religion in Public PDF, written by J. Edelman and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-10-10 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Religious life and public life are both passionately performed, but often understood to exclude one another. This book's array of voices investigates the publics hailed by religious performances and the challenges they offer to theories of the democratic public sphere.