Summary Book Review Quests for Freedom, Second Edition by Michael Welker:
Download or read book Quests for Freedom, Second Edition written by Michael Welker and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2019-04-02 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the result of intensive, multiyear international and interdisciplinary cooperation. From many perspectives, the book’s contributors address themes of freedom and slavery; self-determination and concepts of freedom; God-given and imprinted freedom; freedom as an ethos of belonging and solidarity; and relations between freedom, human rights, and theological orientation. With contributions from: Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza Ron Soodalter Manfred Oeming Katharina von Kellenbach Rudiger Bittner Peter Lampe Cyril Hovorun Risto Saarinen Friederike Nussel Larry W. Hurtado Patrick D. Miller Beverly Roberts Gaventa Hans-Joachim Eckstein Dirk J. Smit Jan Christian Gertz Jurgen van Oorschot Jindřich Halama Carver T. Yu Susan Abraham
Summary Book Review In Quest of Coolies ... With Illustrations. Second Edition by James L. A. HOPE:
Download or read book In Quest of Coolies ... With Illustrations. Second Edition written by James L. A. HOPE and published by . This book was released on 1872 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Faith in the Living God, 2nd Edition by John Polkinghorne:
Download or read book Faith in the Living God, 2nd Edition written by John Polkinghorne and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2019-04-12 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book John Polkinghorne and Michael Welker explain how they understand faith in the living God. Between them, they offer a "binocular vision from [their] twin perspectives to yield helpful insight in relation to the important issues." Part of the fascination of this book is how two people with such different backgrounds approach central theological questions relating to the faith they both share. Their concerns are truth rather than polemics, reliability rather than simple certainty. They seek to anchor their thought in concrete particulars rather than abstract generalizations. They ask the questions that trouble the inquiring mind, and meet head-on the challenge as well as the reassurances of belief. This second edition provides a new Preface and updated bibliographies.
Author :Leonard Brown Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2010-09-09 ISBN 10 :9780199716500 Pages :256 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (65 users download)
Summary Book Review John Coltrane and Black America's Quest for Freedom by Leonard Brown:
Download or read book John Coltrane and Black America's Quest for Freedom written by Leonard Brown and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2010-09-09 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edited by prominent musician and scholar Leonard Brown, John Coltrane and Black America's Quest for Freedom: Spirituality and the Music is a timely exploration of Coltrane's sound and its spiritual qualities that are rooted in Black American music-culture and aspirations for freedom. A wide-ranging collection of essays and interviews featuring many of the most eminent figures in Black American music and jazz studies and performance --Tommy Lee Lott, Anthony Brown, Herman Gray, Emmett G. Price III, Tammy Kernodle, Salim Washington, Eric Jackson, TJ Anderson ,Yusef Lateef, Billy Taylor, Olly Wilson, George Russell, and a never before published interview with Elvin Jones -- the book examines the full spectrum of Coltrane's legacy. Each work approaches this theme from a different angle, in both historical and contemporary contexts, focusing on how Coltrane became a quintessential example of the universal and enduring qualities of Black American culture.
Summary Book Review American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom by Hanes Walton:
Download or read book American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom written by Hanes Walton and published by Longman Publishing Group. This book was released on 2003 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This dynamic and comprehensive text from two nationally renowned scholars has been completely updated and demonstrates the profound influence African American have had on American politics. Through the use of two interrelated themes the idea of universal freedom and the concept of minority-majority coalitions the text demonstrates the profound influence African Americans have had on American government and politics. The authors show how the presence of Africans in the United States affected the founding of the Republic and its political institutions and processes from the colonial era to the present. In the quest for their own freedom in the United States, African Americans have universalized, or expanded, the freedoms for all Americans in numerous coalitions with whites minority-inspired majority coalitions. This is an accessible text for all students.
Summary Book Review Discretion and the Quest for Controlled Freedom by Tony Evans:
Download or read book Discretion and the Quest for Controlled Freedom written by Tony Evans and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-08-21 with total page 437 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looking at discretion broadly as the exercise of controlled freedom, this edited volume introduces insights from a range of social sciences perspectives. Traditionally, discussions of discretion have drawn on legal notions of the appropriate exercise of legitimate authority specified by legislators. However, empirical and theoretical studies in the social sciences have extended our understanding of discretion, moving us beyond a narrow legal view. Contributors from a range of disciplines explore the idea of discretion and related notions of freedom and control across social and political practices and in different contexts. As this complex and important topic is discussed and examined, both total control and unconstrained freedom appear to be illusions.
Summary Book Review Power and Marginality in the Abraham Narrative - Second Edition by Hemchand Gossai:
Download or read book Power and Marginality in the Abraham Narrative - Second Edition written by Hemchand Gossai and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Who will speak for Hagar or Isaac or Sarah or the daughters of Lot? With an interpretive trajectory that moves from the margin to the center, this book gives voice to the marginalized and voiceless in the Abraham Narratives. Further, this approach is based on the premise that there is a continuum of power in the various characters in these narratives and that the most powerful are those who are lodged at the center while those with the least power are on the margin or beyond. The intent of this study is to direct and perhaps re-direct our attention to the text and with fresh eyes seek a sometimes radical realignment of roles and power. It is true that many of the characters focused on in this book are women. This is not, however, only a book about women, though clearly women are the principal characters on the margin.
Summary Book Review Historical and Contemporary Pan-Africanism and the Quest for African Renaissance by Francis Adyanga Akena:
Download or read book Historical and Contemporary Pan-Africanism and the Quest for African Renaissance written by Francis Adyanga Akena and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2019-01-08 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores what it means to be an African in a political context in which such people are called upon to re-assert the value of identifying as African in order to counter the effects of neo-colonialism. This includes affirming visions of what Africanness can offer in terms of people’s being-in-the-world. The book also discusses the benefits associated with working together as people of African ancestry, as well as the evocation of Ubuntu. It focuses on the possibility of revisiting the urge for African rebirth, and shows how the idea of Pan-Africanism helps to keep this dream alive. It engages with a range of ideas that build on the Pan-African philosophy for grounding African cultural and political rebirth, and will contribute to debunking the mindset that prompts many African youths and adults to risk it all for an apparently better life on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
Summary Book Review Quest For Freedom And Success: Jason's Book, The by :
Download or read book Quest For Freedom And Success: Jason's Book, The written by and published by Health Research Books. This book was released on with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom by Hanes Walton:
Download or read book American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom written by Hanes Walton and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-03-30 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This dynamic and comprehensive text from nationally renowned scholars continues to demonstrate the profound influence African Americans have had -- and continue to have -- on American politics. Through the use of two interrelated themes -- the idea of universal freedom and the concept of minority-majority coalitions -- the text demonstrates how the presence of Africans in the United States affected the founding of the Republic and its political institutions and processes. The authors show that through the quest for their own freedom in the United States, African Americans have universalized and expanded the freedoms of all Americans. New to the Eighth Edition A new co-author, Sherri L. Wallace, is renowned for her teaching, scholarship, and participation in APSA’s American government textbook assessment for coverage of race, ethnicity, and gender. She is the perfect addition following an election year that included female presidential candidates as well as candidates of color and issues focusing on racial tension and inequality. Offers a new Media Integration Guide for the first time. Provides the first overall assessment of the Obama administration in relation to domestic and foreign policy and racial politics in particular. Updated through the 2016 elections, connecting the Obama years with the new administration. Looks at candidates Hillary Clinton and Ben Carson in particular in relation to the themes of the book. Adds a new section on State Politics and Elections. Includes new sections on intersectionality dealing with issues of race, gender and sexuality; LGBT issues as another manifestation of the struggle for universal freedom; a discussion of the "Black Lives Matter" movement; and a new section focusing on the changing character of black ethnicity as result of increased immigration from Africa and the Caribbean. Discusses the way in which race contributed to the polarization of American politics; the connections to the Tea Party; and the Obama Presidency and the 2016 presidential campaign as the most polarized since the advent of polling. Previews the impact of the Trump Administration on matters of race and ethnicity.
Summary Book Review The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction by Catherine Morley:
Download or read book The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction written by Catherine Morley and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2008-09-25 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the confluences between two types of literature in contemporary America: the novel and the epic. It analyses the tradition of the epic as it has evolved from antiquity, through Joyce to its American manifestations and describes how this tradition has impacted upon contemporary American writing.
Summary Book Review The Quest of the Absolute by Louis Dupré:
Download or read book The Quest of the Absolute written by Louis Dupré and published by University of Notre Dame Pess. This book was released on 2013-09-30 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This eagerly awaited study brings to completion Louis Dupré's planned trilogy on European culture during the modern epoch. Demonstrating remarkable erudition and sweeping breadth, The Quest of the Absolute analyzes Romanticism as a unique cultural phenomenon and a spiritual revolution. Dupré philosophically reflects on its attempts to recapture the past and transform the present in a movement that is partly a return to premodern culture and partly a violent protest against it. Following an introduction on the historical origins of the Romantic Movement, Dupré examines the principal Romantic poets of England (Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats), Germany (Goethe, Schiller, Novalis, Hölderlin), and France (Lamartine, de Vigny, Hugo), all of whom, from different perspectives, pursued an absolute ideal. In the chapters of the second part, he concentrates on the critical principles of Romantic aesthetics, the Romantic image of the person as reflected in the novel, and Romantic ethical and political theories. In the chapters of the third, more speculative, part, he investigates the comprehensive syntheses of romantic thought in history, philosophy, and theology. The Quest of the Absolute is an important work both as the culmination of Dupré's ongoing project and as a classic in its own right. The book will meet the expectations of the specialist as well as appeal to more general readers with philosophical, cultural, and religious interests.
Summary Book Review Maya Angelou: The Iconic Self, 2nd Edition by Mary Jane Lupton:
Download or read book Maya Angelou: The Iconic Self, 2nd Edition written by Mary Jane Lupton and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2016-01-18 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents the extraordinary life and writings of Maya Angelou. It examines the changing viewpoints in her six autobiographies within the context of women's and African American autobiographies, with specific reference to the slave narrative and to contemporary fiction and film. • Examines each of Maya Angelou's six autobiographies, enabling readers to understand what growing up black and female in the United States was like • Traces the development of black autobiography from its roots in the slave narrative to its presence in contemporary fiction and film • Highlights the exclusive 1997 interview between Maya Angelou and the author • Examines Maya Angelou's achievements as a poet • Discusses all of Angelou's autobiographies regarding their settings, themes, plot development, and other narrative techniques • Offers an alternate reading for each autobiography
Summary Book Review Religion and American Cultures: Tradition, Diversity, and Popular Expression, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] by Gary Laderman:
Download or read book Religion and American Cultures: Tradition, Diversity, and Popular Expression, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] written by Gary Laderman and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-12-17 with total page 1766 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This four-volume work provides a detailed, multicultural survey of established as well as "new" American religions and investigates the fascinating interactions between religion and ethnicity, gender, politics, regionalism, ethics, and popular culture. • Comprises contributions from more than 100 top scholars covering a breadth of topics such as Día de los Muertos, Heathenry, Islam, Pentecostalism, roadside shrines, Sufism, Wicca, and Zen from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives • Provides thought-provoking insights into religion's interactions with cultural backdrops throughout America, including in education, entertainment, the Internet, the environment, politics, and at home • Contains photographs and illustrations depicting a wide range of religious figures and activities as well as significant religious sites in the United States • Supplies an entire volume of primary source documents illustrating the religious diversity in American culture, including Cecil B. DeMille's essay "The Screen as Religious Teacher" as well as more conventional materials on Christian Science, the New Age, and Buddhism
Summary Book Review St. Malo's Quest, and Other Poems by John ADAMS (Vicar of Stockcross, Berks.):
Download or read book St. Malo's Quest, and Other Poems written by John ADAMS (Vicar of Stockcross, Berks.) and published by . This book was released on 1876 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Ukraine's Quest for Identity by Maria G. Rewakowicz:
Download or read book Ukraine's Quest for Identity written by Maria G. Rewakowicz and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2017-10-18 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study examines the connections between literature and national identity in post-Soviet Ukraine. The author conceives of literary production as a social institution and analyzes such topics as gender, regionalism, language politics, and popular culture. This work also situates Ukraine’s post-Soviet development within a broader regional context.