Science and the Doctrine of Creation

Science and the Doctrine of Creation

Author: Geoffrey H. Fulkerson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830826759

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Exploring the theological reception of developments of modern science, this collection of studies from the Henry Center's Creation Project examines how influential modern theologians—from the turn of the nineteenth century through the present—have engaged the scientific developments of their times in light of the doctrine of creation.

Criticising the Ruler in Pre-Modern Societies – Possibilities, Chances, and Methods

Criticising the Ruler in Pre-Modern Societies – Possibilities, Chances, and Methods

Author: Karina Kellermann

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783847010883

Category: History

Page: 459

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In vormodernen Monarchien beobachten wir Widerspruch und Widerstand gegen einzelne Herrscher, ihre politischen Entscheidungen und ihre Verwaltung, aber in der Regel keine direkten Angriffe auf die Ordnungsprinzipien und das politische System. Wenn Unzufriedenheit zu Aufständen und Revolten führten, blieb es normalerweise bei einem bloßen Austausch des Regenten. Subtilere Methoden der Herrscherkritik konnten sich mittels fester Usancen oder spezifischer Codes und Spielregeln innerhalb des legalen Rahmens Gehör verschaffen und zielten darauf ab, die Qualitäten des Regenten zu verbessern oder spezifische Modi der Amtsführung zu reformieren. Diese verschiedenen Formen und Praktiken von Herrscherkritik in vormodernen monarchischen Gesellschaften sind Gegenstand dieses Bandes. When looking at pre-modern monarchical societies, one does not expect to observe fundamental dissent directed at the social order as such or at the political system. As a rule, criticism was limited to individual monarchs, their performance and decisions. While discontent could lead to insurrection and rebellion, which normally only culminated in the ruler being replaced by another monarchical figurehead, the subtler methods of voicing criticism were applied within a framework of legality, of a set of customs or of a code of rules of the game and intended to improve the performance of the incumbent or reform his conduct at court. The various forms of verbal or staged censure of rulers in pre-modern monarchical societies are the subject of this volume.

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 0787651966

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 450

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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

Advanced Typography

Advanced Typography

Author: Richard Hunt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350055926

Category: Design

Page: 256

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Once you have learnt the fundamentals of typography, there is still a wealth of knowledge to grasp to really become a master in the art and craft of working with type. In Advanced Typography, expert practitioner and instructor Richard Hunt goes beyond the basics to take your understanding and usage to the next level. Taking a practical approach, the book combines visual, linguistic, historical and psychological systems with the broad range of applications and audiences of type today. From the challenges of designing across media and cultures, to type as information and craft, Hunt marries theoretical context with applied examples so you feel confident in improving your skills as an advanced typographer.

Moses as a Character in the Fourth Gospel

Moses as a Character in the Fourth Gospel

Author: Stanley Harstine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567047595

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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Did first century Mediterranean readers of the Fourth Gospel have comparable literary examples to inform their comprehension of Moses as a character? In addressing this question, Harstine's study falls into two parts. The first is an analysis of the character Moses as utilized in the text of the Fourth Gospel. The second is an examination of other Hellenistic narrative texts, in which the character of Homer is also considered, as another important legendary figure with whom the readers of the Fourth Gospel would have been familiar.

Introducing Nicholas of Cusa

Introducing Nicholas of Cusa

Author: Christopher M. Bellitto

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809141396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 508

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Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464) was one of the most illustrious figures of the fifteenth century--a man whose imagination spanned the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance to point the way to modernity. Theologian, philosopher, canon lawyer, reformer, church statesman, and cardinal, Cusanus' ideas of learned ignorance and the coincidence of opposites still attract attention today across a wide variety of disciplines. However, there is no one book in the marketplace that explains to a general audience all the different facets of this Renaissance man. This book, which might be considered "Nicholas of Cusa 101," offers separate chapters for the non-specialist introducing the vocabulary, ideas, and works of Nicholas of Cusa on a wide variety of topics. The book also provides a guide to his works in Latin, English, and other languages; all the secondary literature on each topic treated; a glossary of Cusan terms and ideas; and a guide to Cusan societies, sites, libraries, and museums.

Leadership with Synercube

Leadership with Synercube

Author: Anatoly Zankovsky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662490525

Category: Computers

Page: 241

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Description of the Synercube Leadership Theory with numerous practical examples. 10 different leadership styles are described according to the dimensions people, task and values. The book enables the reader to conclude how people interact with each other in a company and how corporate power should be used in order to achieve excellence with the available resources. By this, a sound corporate culture is supported. Based on the Synercube Theory, the guidance of change under consideration of psychological and behavioural effects empowers to continuously and effective change. Managers of organizations of all sizes equally benefit.

Nicholas of Cusa and Times of Transition

Nicholas of Cusa and Times of Transition

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004382411

Category: Religion

Page: 375

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Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464) was active during the Renaissance, developing adventurous ideas even while serving as a churchman. The religious issues with which he engaged – spiritual, apocalyptic and institutional – were to play out in the Reformation

From Babel to Dragomans

From Babel to Dragomans

Author: Bernard Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190291624

Category: History

Page: 456

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Bernard Lewis is recognized around the globe as one of the leading authorities on Islam. Hailed as "the world's foremost Islamic scholar" (Wall Street Journal), as "a towering figure among experts on the culture and religion of the Muslim world" (Baltimore Sun), and as "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies" (New York Times), Lewis is nothing less than a national treasure, a trusted voice that politicians, journalists, historians, and the general public have all turned to for insight into the Middle East. Now, this revered authority has brought together writings and lectures that he has written over four decades, featuring his reflections on Middle Eastern history and foreign affairs, the Iranian Revolution, the state of Israel, the writing of history, and much more. The essays cover such urgent and compelling topics as "What Saddam Wrought," "Deconstructing Osama and His Evil Appeal," "The Middle East, Westernized Despite Itself," "The Enemies of God," and "Can Islam Be Secularized?" The collection ranges from two English originals of articles published before only in foreign languages, to previously unpublished writings, to his highly regarded essays from publications such as Foreign Affairs and The New York Review of Books. With more than fifty pieces in all, plus a new introduction to the book by Lewis, this is a valuable collection for everyone interested in the Middle East. Here then is a rich repository of wisdom on one of the key areas of the modern world--a wealth of profound reflections on Middle Eastern history, culture, politics, and current events.

Reform and Conflict

Reform and Conflict

Author: Rudoph W. Heinze

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 9780857213945

Category: Religion

Page: 496

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This volume covers a period of major change that had a lasting impact on art, science, economics, political thought, and education. Rudolph W. Heinze examines the various positions taken by medieval church reformers, explores the efforts of the leading reformer Martin Luther, and emphasises how the reformations brought moral and doctrinal changes to Christianity, permanently altering the religious landscape, then and now.