A Will Of His Own

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A Will Of His Own

Author : Kelly Harland
ISBN : 1846426812
Genre : Psychology
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Kelly Harland's stories explore her son's life to the age of 14, and the new and unexpected universe she and her husband - both professional musicians - must learn to navigate with him. Will's fears, anxieties, and obsessions can dominate daily life, making a trip to the grocery store seem like a walk across a minefield. But amidst these unpredictable 'flip-outs' and 'freak-outs,' there are moments of wonder. When Will finally learns the give and take of conversation, or dreams about his future, it rekindles his mother's belief that anything is possible.
Category: Psychology

Imagining Jesus In His Own Culture

Author : Jerome H. Neyrey
ISBN : 9781498243506
Genre : Religion
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Every disciple imagines Jesus; reading the Gospels we form images of him and of his surroundings. This has been constant practice for those who desire to know him more clearly. We, however, borrow stuff--from stained glass windows, book illustrations, and the like--which is always familiar to us, but which reflects our, not his, culture. This book invites readers to construct different scenarios about Jesus and his world from the study of his ancient culture. We do this with accuracy because of the advance of cultural studies of his and our worlds. Jesus should look different (wear different clothing, experience different grooming), in settings foreign to us (in houses and boats from his own world). Jesus should speak differently so that the meaning of his words can only be known in his culture. In this book readers travel through the Gospels with specific suggestions about what to see, namely, Jesus in his cultural world. Imagining Jesus also suggests how to listen to him in his cultural language. Did Jesus laugh? How did he pray? This is what the incarnation means: imagining Jesus socialized in a particular culture, at a time foreign to us and in a language strange to us.
Category: Religion

The Renaissance And Reformation In Northern Europe

Author : Margaret McGlynn
ISBN : 9781442607163
Genre : History
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This updated version of Humanism and the Northern Renaissance now includes over 60 documents exploring humanist and Renaissance ideals, the zeal of religion, and the wealth of the new world. Together, the sources illuminate the chaos and brilliance of the historical period—as well as its failures and inconsistencies. The reader has been thoroughly revised to meet the needs of the undergraduate classroom. Over 30 historical documents have been added, including material by Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, William Shakespeare, Christopher Columbus, Miguel de Cervantes, and Galileo Galilei. In the introduction, Bartlett and McGlynn identify humanism as the central expression of the European Renaissance and explain how this idea migrated from Italy to northern Europe. The editors also emphasize the role of the church and Christianity in northern Europe and detail the events leading up to the Reformation. A short essay on how to read historical documents is included. Each reading is preceded by a short introduction and ancillary materials can be found on UTP's History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com).
Category: History

Jesus And His Own

Author : Daniel B. Stevick
ISBN : 9780802848659
Genre : Religion
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In Jesus and His Own Daniel Stevick offers a close, focused reading of John 13-17, the so-called Farewell Discourses of Jesus in which, as he shares his Last Supper with his disciples, he lovingly prepares them for the time coming after his departure. According to Stevick, these poignant chapters develop more fully than any other New Testament text the intimate, persisting bonds between the living Jesus and his church, the community of believers who live, through Christ, in close communion with God, under the Spirit, and in tension with the world. In his section-by-section commentary Stevick gives careful attention to the literary, structural, and theological features of the text, pointing also to how and where the Revised Common Lectionary incorporates passages from John 13-17. The distillation of a senior seminary professor's lifelong study and reflection, Jesus and His Own will be especially valuable for pastors preparing to teach or preach from John's Gospel.
Category: Religion

The Works

Author : John Howe
ISBN : HARVARD:AH4ELA
Genre : Puritans
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Category: Puritans

Religion Rationality And Community

Author : Robert Gascoigne
ISBN : 9789400950511
Genre : Philosophy
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This study is an attempt to examine the relationships between religious belief and the humanism of the Enlightenment in the philosophy of Hegel and of a group of thinkers who related to his thought in various ways during the 1840's. It begins with a study of the ways in which Hegel attempted to evolve a genuinely Christian humanism by his demonstration that the modern understanding of man as a free and rational subject derived its strength and validity from the union of God and human existence in the incarnation. The rest of this study is con cerned with two different forms of opposition to Hegel: first, the criti cal discipleship of the Young Hegelians and Moses Hess, who insisted that Hegel's notion of Christian humanism was false because religious belief was necessarily inimical to a clear consciousness of social evil and the determination to abolish it; second, the religious opposition to the Enlightenment in the thought of Schelling and Kierkegaard, which emphasized God's transcendence to human reason and the insig nificance of secular history. In the years leading up to the revolution of 1848, Hegel's synthesis was rejected in favour of the assertion of atheistic humanism or religious otherworldliness. Chapter One, after discussing the young Hegel's critique of the social and political effects of Christianity, examines the union of religi ous belief, speculative philosophy and the rational state in Hegel's mature system.
Category: Philosophy

Journey To Jesus

Author : God's servant
ISBN : 9781493117789
Genre : Religion
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Written with the same untiring spirit expressed in the Second London Confession of 1689 and by founding fathers such as John Bunyan, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, John L. Dagg, Charles Hodge, James P. Boyce, and Charles Spurgeon, this reader-friendly manual presents a methodical plan marked by truthfulness and thoroughness. In a clear, coherent, and concise manner, God’s servant communicates a God-centered handbook of biblical teaching and revelation which awakens the religious conscience, settles the answers to difficult contemporary theological questions, and expresses the Reformed faith with vigor. In a biblically- referenced text which serves to elucidate Christ and edify those who want to be well informed, God’s servant, practiced teacher of reading, writing, English, and biblical studies for over twenty years, offers this book with self-teaching chapters that are scholarly yet easy to understand.
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The Ego And His Own

Author : Max Stirner
ISBN : 9780486122762
Genre : Philosophy
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This prophetic 1844 work challenges the very notion of a common good as the driving force of civilization. It offers burning indictments of philosophers, Christianity, monarchism, and the bourgeois state.
Category: Philosophy

Reagan In His Own Hand

Author : Kiron K. Skinner
ISBN : 9780743214957
Genre : History
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Until Alzheimer's disease wreaked its gradual destruction, Ronald Reagan was an inveterate writer. He wrote not only letters, short fiction, poetry, and sports stories, but speeches, newspaper articles, and radio commentary on public policy issues, both foreign and domestic. Most of Reagan's original writings are pre-presidential. From 1975 to 1979 he gave more than 1,000 daily radio broadcasts, two-thirds of which he wrote himself. They cover every topic imaginable: from labor policy to the nature of communism, from World War II to the second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, from the future of Africa and East Asia to that of the United States and the world. They range from highly specific arguments to grand philosophy to personal stories. Even those who knew him best were largely unaware of Reagan's output. George Shultz, as he explains in the Foreword, was surprised when he first saw the manuscripts, but on reflection he really was not surprised at all. Here is definitive proof that Ronald Reagan was far more than a Great Communicator of other people's ideas. He was very much the author of his own ideas, with a single vision that he pursued relentlessly at home and abroad. Reagan, In His Own Hand presents this vision through Reagan's radio writings as well as other writings selected from throughout his life: short stories written in high school and college, a poem from his high school yearbook, newspaper articles, letters, and speeches both before and during the presidency. It offers many surprises, beginning with the fact that Reagan's writings exist in such size and breadth at all. While he was writing batches and batches of radio addresses, Reagan was also traveling the country, collaborating on a newspaper column, giving hundreds of speeches, and planning his 1980 campaign. Yet the wide reading and deep research self-evident here suggest a mind constantly at work. The selections are reproduced with Reagan's own edits, offering a unique window into his thought processes. These writings show that Reagan had carefully considered nearly every issue he would face as president. When he fired the striking air-traffic controllers, many thought that he was simply seizing an unexpected opportunity to strike a blow at organized labor. In fact, as he wrote in the '70s, he was opposed to public-sector unions using strikes. There has been much debate as to whether he deserves credit for the end of the cold war; here, in a 1980 campaign speech draft, he lays out a detailed vision of the grand strategy that he would pursue in order to encourage the Soviet system to collapse of its own weight, completely consistent with the policies of his presidency. Furthermore, in 1984, Reagan drafted comments he would make to Soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko at a critical meeting that would eventually lead to history's greatest reductions in armaments. Ronald Reagan's writings will change his reputation even among some of his closest allies and friends. Here, in his own hand, Reagan the thinker is finally fully revealed.
Category: History