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Through The Eye Of A Needle

Author : Peter Brown
ISBN : 9781400844531
Genre : History
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Jesus taught his followers that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Yet by the fall of Rome, the church was becoming rich beyond measure. Through the Eye of a Needle is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the vexing problem of wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman Empire, written by the world's foremost scholar of late antiquity. Peter Brown examines the rise of the church through the lens of money and the challenges it posed to an institution that espoused the virtue of poverty and called avarice the root of all evil. Drawing on the writings of major Christian thinkers such as Augustine, Ambrose, and Jerome, Brown examines the controversies and changing attitudes toward money caused by the influx of new wealth into church coffers, and describes the spectacular acts of divestment by rich donors and their growing influence in an empire beset with crisis. He shows how the use of wealth for the care of the poor competed with older forms of philanthropy deeply rooted in the Roman world, and sheds light on the ordinary people who gave away their money in hopes of treasure in heaven. Through the Eye of a Needle challenges the widely held notion that Christianity's growing wealth sapped Rome of its ability to resist the barbarian invasions, and offers a fresh perspective on the social history of the church in late antiquity.
Category: History

Through The Eye Of A Needle

Author : Ignatius Fernandez
ISBN : 8120732510
Genre : Self-Help
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Learn the steps to building meaningful relationships with loved ones, friends, and colleagues with this innovative guide. Though leaving the comfort zone of relationships is a challenge, doing so can provide enlightenment on key areas requiring improvement. Revealing insight, powerful anecdotes, and illuminating exercises show that half-hearted responses are insufficient, and that successful relationships require responsibility, focus, and commitment.
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In The Eye Of The Needle

Author : Ingrid van Beek
ISBN : 9781741154481
Genre : Psychology
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It all began in moment of great triumph and political courage. Then there were complications: fierce opposition in the parliament including from the Australian prime minister John Howard, interference by the Vatican and the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board, heated community debate and a court action. Finally, in May 2001, Australia's first legally sanctioned medically supervised injecting centre opened with the challenge to save the lives of injecting drug users. In the Eye of the Needle traces the story of the centre's first 30 months and the battles to justify its existence. It introduces us to the harrowing world of injecting drug users, their tragedies and successes and the outstanding efforts of a group of health professionals dedicated to saving lives. Despite its success, the injecting centre continues to provoke debate. This is a story that will not go away. In the Eye of the Needle provides a unique insiders account of what continues to be one of the most controversial public health approaches of today.
Category: Psychology

The Eye Of The Needle

Author : Richard Turner
ISBN : 0857422375
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The re-issue of Richard Turner s "Eye of the Needle "comes at a critical time in South African history, along side the revival of Black Consciousness and a reconsideration of what Tony Morphet famously called the Durban Moment . Turner was a central figure in the white South African student movement, and a key figure in the radicalization of its critical project. Inspired by events in Paris 68, he returned to South Africa after acquiring his doctorate at the Sorbonne, and became increasingly influenced by Steve Biko and the Black Consciousness movement. He was a relentless advocate of education among the then non-unionized Black labour force, and a founder of the Institute of Industrial Education. "The Eye of the Needle "was Turner s most incendiary text: a utopian statement advocating the creation of a socialist society through the cultivation of a radical theoretical attitude, couched in the metaphors of Christian ideology. The book was a political scandal and Turner was banned as a result, confined to his home before being assassinated by state security forces in 1978, a few months after Biko s death. Against the backdrop of new labour disputes and the appearance of new unions, and with the emergent calls for a re-radicalization of South African politics, "The Eye of the Needle "is newly relevant. Accompanied by Tony Morphet s exceptionally insightful contextualizing essays, the book provides readers with an excellent entry point for both historical reflection on the 1970s and a critical engagement with the question of how to bring about social justice today."
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Eye Of The Needle

Author : Craig Downey
ISBN : 9781503505643
Genre : Self-Help
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I have been to the peak of achievement both physically and mentally and have fallen to the depths of despair entangled in the darker side of life deep within oneself. I write of very real solutions to find a more profound connection with the world around and overcome the mundane, which is so common in a routine, predictable world we can find ourselves in. I have suffered very real problems and on more than one occasion have found myself in circumstances where, in most cases, there is little chance of getting back to not only a normal way of life but to a way of life where I could really achieve and have a productive and fulfilling life. There are few positives that can be drawn from the agony of mental illness other than those that are procured from the challenge of the experience. When you experience such a condition, you are open to wider range of thoughts and see visit areas of the mind that many of us would never know in our everyday lives. If you are strong inside and maintain a belief in yourself, it is possible to articulate these thoughts and feelings and present them to others so they can not only benefit from avoiding the traps and pitfalls that lead us to lose control of our lives but to benefit from the insight I have gained in fighting all the way back from the deepest darkest recesses of the mind. What fundamentally we need most of all in life is what I term “a touch of magic” to provide some hope for love in the harshness ultimately of the world in which we live. This translates to religion usually in a wider sense, but I have found the road for individuals to take this path after much soul searching. I guarantee successful application in nearly all areas, and I assure you, I am a compassionate believer in the material—although take heed, all things should be taken in measure, and you should develop your own understanding.
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Through The Eye Of The Needle

Author : Glade A. Myler
ISBN : 9781490728520
Genre : Poetry
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This book is a new experience in poetry with Spanish and English poems of varying themes and sizes, but with many sonnets. The sonnet form has not been used much in recent years but has again surfaced as a succinct way to express oneself poetically. Although these sonnets are not exactly like the ones of old of Elizabethan and Italian forms, they are an experiment in fourteen-line verse for our day.
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Eye Of The Needle

Author : Ken Follett
ISBN : 9780330465564
Genre : Fiction
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Eye of the Needle, Ken Follett's breakthrough international bestseller, is a heart-racingly exciting tale about the fate of the war resting in the hands of a master spy, his opponent and a brave woman. Victory Hangs in the Balance 1944. In the weeks leading up to D-Day the Allies are disguising their invasion plans with elaborate decoys of ships and planes. If they can land a force on mainland Europe they will gain the upper hand in a war that has ravaged the world for years, and take the fight to the Nazi menace. A Cold-blooded Killer His weapon is the stiletto, his codename: The Needle. He is Hitler’s prize undercover agent – a ruthless and professional murderer. In England he uncovers the Allies’ D-Day plans but his cover is blown in the process. A Deadly Chase Leaving a trail of bodies in his wake, The Needle ruthlessly races to a U-boat waiting to convey him and his critical message to Germany, with MI5 on his tail. But he hasn’t planned for a storm-battered island and the remarkable young woman who lives there . . .
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Eye Of A Needle

Author : Christopher Odijie
ISBN : 9781490715209
Genre : Fiction
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The day dawned with the discovery of four hacked corpses inside a student hostel. A brief investigation hinted a reprisal attack from a rival cult group. But it rippled into a nationwide menace as students were hunted and murdered in the midst of a boiling political crisis. Deputy Superintendent of Police Donald Ero was determined to unravel the oddities behind the unprecedented nationwide cult war and to rebuild the already dented image of the Nigerian police force.
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Through The Eye Of A Needle

Author : Hal Clement
ISBN : 9780575110250
Genre : Fiction
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Time was running out for Bob Kinnaird. Without much warning, the Hunter - the green protoplasmic alien that lived inside him and cured all his ills - had suddenly become his destroyer. Day by day Bob grew weaker and weaker, but only specialists from the Hunter's distant world would know what was wrong with him and, more importantly, how to save him. But the only way searchers from his planet could find him was to locate his missing spaceship . . . a spaceship that had crashed beneath the ocean years before, its location still very much a mystery. Once again leading an investigation against time - as he had done so many years before - the Hunter knew he had to find comrades and find them fast . . . before someone murdered his best friend.
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