Using a simple workbook-style approach, Celia Sinclair combines commentary, study guides, maps, and charts to direct the reader through the Old Testament.
The author has also included the latest scholarship in Old Testament studies. Written with a high school Old Testament survey course in mind, the book is also ideal for independent study. The tear-out study guides may be used as homework or in-class assignments or as a basis for group discussions.
Eduarda Aivara dzejoļu krājums “Parādības” ir dzejnieka devītais krājums, kurā apkopoti un sakārtoti pēdējo piecu gadu laikā tapušie dzejoļi. Laiks nestāv uz vietas. Dažs cilvēks sakrītas, dažs piebriest, dažs uzkumpst, dažs sportodams staltāks top. Vecās drānas vairs neder, un jāmeklē atkal no jauna. Dzejoļu krājums “Parādības” rāda, ka atkal ir izdevies atrast izteiksmi, kas der kā uzlieta. Dzejas forma netraucē, to pat it kā nemaz nemana, un lasītāju tieši apņem gan īsta brieduma skaidrība, gan joprojām jauneklīgā spēja ļauties brīnumiem, gan rimta dzīves nenovēršamā traģisma apjausma. Jānis Elsbergs Savukārt autors norāda: “”Parādībās” esmu ievērojis savu kompozīcijas principu, radot kulminācijas ar satura un māksliniecisko izteiksmes līdzekļu palīdzību. Arī šajā grāmatā būtisku vietu ieņem dzejoļi ar gariem virsrakstiem, mans jaunievedums. Šādas formas dzejoļiem nav analogu ne tikai šeit, bet arī, cik man zināms, citur pasaulē.”
“Are you ready to spend the rest of our lives together?” “I wouldn’t want to spend it with anyone else.” The bad boy and his girl are finally tying the knot. They’ve put a lot of effort into making sure their big day will be as perfect as possible. But as the time for their “I do’s” draws closer, problems arise and it becomes clear that fate has other plans for them. Will this couple really get the happy ending they deserve? Or will a nauseated groom, a paranoid bride, and an overly solicitous maid-of-honor get in the way? Find out in this final chapter to the story of the new girl and her bully.
Not so very long ago it seemed reasonable to assert that the influence of religion on global politics was on the wane.
As the Western world became increasingly secular and the process of globalisation deepened, it seemed inevitable - on the surface at least - that the voice of religion was to be heard softly if it was to be heard at all. This has now changed, and changed perhaps irrevocably. As Jeff Haynes argues in this thought-provoking and important new book, various religious 'actors' are now significantly involved in international relations and have become a crucial influence on policy in a post-Westphalian world.
International Relations and Religion guides the reader through the complex issues at the heart of this topic with clarity and insight. The book starts with a close reading of the many theoretical and analytical concepts - notably Huntington and the clash of civilisations - that have grown up around this area and then concludes with a summary of the issues under discussion and attempts to put into context what it means to live in a world that is increasingly shaped by a whole host of diverse religious groups.
Žižek and Heidegger offers a radical new interpretation of the work of Slavoj Žižek, one of the world's leading contemporary thinkers, through a study of his relationship with the work of Martin Heidegger. Thomas Brockelman argues that Žižek's oeuvre is largely a response to Heidegger's philosophy of finitude, an immanent critique of it which pulls it in the direction of revolutionary praxis. Brockelman also finds limitations in Žižek's relationship with Heidegger, specifically in his ambivalence about Heidegger's techno-phobia. Brockelman's critique of Žižek departs from this ambivalence - a fundamental tension in Žižek's work between a historicist critical theory of techno-capitalism and an anti-historicist theory of revolutionary change. In addition to clarifying what Žižek has to say about our world and about the possibility of radical change in it, Žižek and Heidegger explores the various ways in which this split at the center of his thought appears within it - in Žižek's views on history or on the relationship between the revolutionary leader and the proletariat or between the analyst and the analysand.
The First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" and later as the "Overland Route") was a railroad line built in the United States of America between 1863 and 1869 by the Central Pacific Railroad of California and the Union Pacific Railroad that connected its statutory Eastern terminus at Council Bluffs, Iowa/Omaha, Nebraska (via Ogden, Utah, and Sacramento, California) with the Pacific Ocean at Oakland, California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay opposite San Francisco. By linking with the existing railway network of the Eastern United States, the road thus connected the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States by rail for the first time. The construction and operation of the line was authorized by the Pacific Railroad Acts of 1862 and 1864 during the American Civil War. Congress supported it with 30-year U.S. government bonds and extensive land grants of government-owned land. Completion of the railroad was the culmination of a decades-long movement to build such a line. It was one of the crowning achievements in the crossing of plains and high mountains westward by the Union Pacific and eastward by the Central Pacific. Opened for through traffic on May 10, 1869, with the driving of the "Last Spike" at Promontory Summit, Utah, the road established a mechanized transcontinental transportation network that revolutionized the population and economy of the American West. The Pacific Railroad constituted one of the most significant and ambitious American technological feats of the 19th century following in the footsteps of the building of the Erie Canal in the 1820s and the crossing of the Isthmus of Panama by the Panama Railroad in 1855 and this book is the pictorial story of this amazing feat and the individuals and driving forces behind it.
Quanta vita, quante vite. E quanto buon odore di pane, in città. Se non ci fosse anche il delitto. Quando un omicidio divide in due le forze di polizia, il gioco si fa davvero duro per i Bastardi, che per molti devono ancora dimostrare di esserlo davvero, dei bravi poliziotti. Da un lato ci sono loro, che seguono l'odore del pane. E del delitto. Ma dall'altra ci sono i tosti superdetective della Dda, che sentono odore di crimine organizzato. Mentre i sentimenti e le passioni di ogni personaggio si intrecciano con l'azione e determinano svolte sorprendenti, la città intera sembra trattenere il fiato. Per poi prendere voce. A volte c'è bisogno di un avversario agguerrito, per riuscire a capire chi sei davvero. Forse i Bastardi l'hanno trovato. E per dimostrare di essere i migliori sono disposti a tutto. Perfino a diventare davvero una squadra. Buona caccia, Bastardi.