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Only A Promise Of Happiness

Author : Alexander Nehamas
ISBN : 9780691148656
Genre : Art
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Neither art nor philosophy was kind to beauty during the twentieth century. Much modern art disdains beauty, and many philosophers deeply suspect that beauty merely paints over or distracts us from horrors. Intellectuals consigned the passions of beauty to the margins, replacing them with the anemic and rarefied alternative, "aesthetic pleasure." In Only a Promise of Happiness, Alexander Nehamas reclaims beauty from its critics. He seeks to restore its place in art, to reestablish the connections among art, beauty, and desire, and to show that the values of art, independently of their moral worth, are equally crucial to the rest of life. Nehamas makes his case with characteristic grace, sensitivity, and philosophical depth, supporting his arguments with searching studies of art and literature, high and low, from Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and Manet's Olympia to television. Throughout, the discussion of artworks is generously illustrated. Beauty, Nehamas concludes, may depend on appearance, but this does not make it superficial. The perception of beauty manifests a hope that life would be better if the object of beauty were part of it. This hope can shape and direct our lives for better or worse. We may discover misery in pursuit of beauty, or find that beauty offers no more than a tantalizing promise of happiness. But if beauty is always dangerous, it is also a pressing human concern that we must seek to understand, and not suppress.
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All The Promises Of The Bible

Author : Herbert Lockyer
ISBN : 0310281318
Genre : Religion
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Offers commentary upon those biblical passages which express God's promises to man.
Category: Religion

From Panthers To Promise Keepers

Author : Judith Lowder Newton
ISBN : 0847691306
Genre : Social Science
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From Panthers to Promise Keepers draws on intimate observations of the men and networks who were involved in what some have called Othe menOs movementO and tells us why these networks mattered. Focusing on the decades between 1950 and 2000, it argues that while public, structural change is necessary for gender equality, getting men involved in efforts at social justice may well depend on their making changes with respect to feelings and with respect to their unconscious fears and anxieties as well.
Category: Social Science

Church Dogmatics Study Edition 23

Author : Karl Barth
ISBN : 9780567267184
Genre : Religion
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The most important theological work of the 20th century in a new edition - now available in individual volumes.
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Mission Shaped By Promise

Author : Jukka A. Kaariainen
ISBN : 9781621896623
Genre : Religion
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Utilizing resources from Martin Luther and the Lutheran tradition, this study offers an understanding of the gospel as promise as key to addressing the challenge of relating the missio Dei to a generous, constructive approach toward the religious other. In its construction of a Lutheran missiology, it retrieves and reappropriates four resources from the Lutheran tradition: the gospel as promise, the law/gospel distinction, a theology of grace as promise of mercy fulfilled, and a theology of the cross utilizing the hiddenness of God. The law of God as accusing yet webbing humanity to its Creator; the gospel as the comforting promise of mercy; and the hiddenness of God as mystifying form the overarching framework within which the Lutheran missiology presented here seeks to engage the religious other by dialectically relating gospel proclamation and dialogue. Such a view of mission shaped by promise offers the paradox of God being both revealed and hidden in the cross as a distinctive contribution to an interreligious dialogue centered on the ambiguity and hiddenness of God.
Category: Religion

Christmas Promise

Author : Tamera Lynn Kraft
ISBN : 9781611163285
Genre : Fiction
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During colonial times, John and Anna settle in an Ohio village to become Moravian missionaries to the Lenape. When John is called away two days before Christmas to help at another settlement, he promises he'll be back by Christmas Day. When he doesn't show up, Anna works hard to not fear the worst while she provides her children with a traditional Moravian Christmas. Through it all, she discovers a Christmas promise that will give her the peace she craves.
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Mothers Of Promise

Author : Tammi J. Schneider
ISBN : 1441206019
Genre : Religion
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Eve, Noah's wife, Sarah, Tamar, Asenath, and others played a critical role in shaping the nation and faith of Israel. But we need to look closely at their stories to fully understand their impact. Respected Hebrew scholar and archaeologist Tammi Schneider takes us into the biblical account by carefully reading the stories of all the women in Genesis and illuminating the text with cultural background and archaeological insights. Her careful and creative approach challenges traditional ways of seeing these women and gives a fresh perspective on familiar stories. The result is a readable, thoughtful, and biblically grounded look at the roles and functions of Genesis women and a solid resource for studies of Genesis, women in the Bible, and women's issues.
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The Covenant Promise Of Joseph

Author : Michael Stansfield
ISBN : 9781607992776
Genre : Religion
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The Bible is prophetic, but the story it tells of why Israel is what it is today, when their conflict will end, and how it will happen is very different from what you might have imagined. "The Covenant Promise of Joseph" is essential for those who have ever read through the pages upon pages of cryptic prophecy in Scripture and wished they had someone to explain its meaning. Michael Stansfield takes readers on a journey into the Bible to explain potentially confusing verses and pour out the love of Christ beyond all reason or measure with prophecy that goes all the way back to Genesis. Learn how Jesus and his unfailing love for the people of Israel and Judah are the keys to true peace in the Middle East and around the world. "The Covenant Promise of Joseph" will send you away with not only a renewed fervor to pray for this troubled land but with clear direction for those prayers. This is an eLIVE book. Each printed copy contains a special code redeemable for the free download of the audio version of the book.
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