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A Son of Perdition

By Fergus Hume
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  • Total of Pages : 385
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 600
  • Pdf File: mormon-lifestyles.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Missionare treten als Reality Show Stars auf, polygame Familien geben Einblick in ihren Alltag, religiöse Ehepaare präsentieren in einem Fernsehspot ihr erfolgreiches Leben und ihren Glauben. Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele zeigt "Mormon Lifestyles. Communicating Religion and Ethics in Documentary Media" wie dokumentarische Medien die öffentliche Wahrnehmung von Religion grundlegend beeinflussen. Denn religiöse Zugehörigkeit wird im medialen Feld zum Ausdruck eines bestimmten Lifestyles. Das Buch erklärt mit Blick auf das global verbreitete Mormonentum, wie dokumentarische Medien - auch innerhalb des digitalen und ethischen Raums - Religion mit spezifischen Mitteln und zu unterschiedlichen Zwecken thematisieren und verändern.

Mike Hammer - Murder, My Love

By Max Allan Collins,Mickey Spillane
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  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Book Code : 1785655558
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 163
  • Pdf File: mike-hammer-murder-my-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hammer is summoned to a meeting with Jamie Winters, United States Senator from New York, and Jamie's lovely, very smart wife, Nicole, considered by many to be the power behind the throne. Winters is being blackmailed, and Hammer is given a list of suspects who may be behind the threats to the Senator's career. But when the suspects begin to drop like flies, Hammer realises there is more to this case than just a salacious tape.

A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament

By E. W. Bullinger
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  • Publisher : Kregel Academic
  • Book Code : 9780825494451
  • Total of Pages : 1040
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 442
  • Pdf File: a-critical-lexicon-and-concordance-to-the-english-and-greek-new-testament.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This classic lexicon and concordance is now back in print based on popular demand! English words appear in alphabetical order along with the equivalent Greek words, their literal and derivative meanings, and a list of passages in which they appear. Includes a comprehensive Greek-English index.

Sermons To The Natural Man

By Wilam. T. Shedd
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1447496256
  • Total of Pages : 436
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 865
  • Pdf File: sermons-to-the-natural-man.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This early collection of sermons is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains sermons on the subjects of atonement and redemption in Christ. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone with an interest in the history of religion. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Essays: Critical and Historical

By Blessed John Henry Newman,Aeterna Press
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  • Publisher : Aeterna Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 484
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 603
  • Pdf File: essays.pdf

Book Short Summary:

To you, my dear William, I dedicate these miscellaneous compositions, old and new, as to a true friend, dear to me in your own person, and in your family, and in the special claim which your brother Hurrell has upon my memory;—as one, who, amid unusual trials of friendship, has always been fair to me, never unkind;—as one, who has followed the long course of controversy, of which these Volumes are a result and record, with a large sympathy for those engaged in it, and a deep sense of the responsibilities of religious inquiry, and the sacredness of religious truth. Aeterna Press

The Message of John

By Bruce Milne
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 0830897917
  • Total of Pages : 151
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 923
  • Pdf File: the-message-of-john.pdf

Book Short Summary:

John's Gospel has long been a favorite among Christians. In it the truth of God in Christ is displayed in both childlike simplicity and penetrating depth. John the disciple of Jesus had known the Word of God incarnate. John the pastor and evangelist had contemplated the meaning of that unique person and event. Through the eyes of faith John retells the story of the Word, drawing out its meaning for his contemporaries so that they "might come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God" and "have life in his name." True to his mentor, the Fourth Evangelist, Bruce Milne has a passion for passing on this Word and helping others respeak it. As Milne puts it, "The mystery of Jesus Christ is the theme of this gospel; always beyond us, yet always summoning us to explore it more fully."

Sue Mundy

By Richard Taylor
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 0813171628
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 441
  • Pdf File: sue-mundy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

October 11, 1864. The Civil War rages on in Kentucky, where Union and Confederate loyalties have turned neighbors into enemies and once-proud soldiers into drifters, thieves, and outlaws. Stephen Gano Burbridge, radical Republican and military commander of the district of Kentucky, has declared his own war on this new class of marauding guerrillas, and his weekly executions at Louisville’s public commons draw both crowds and widespread criticism. In this time of fear and division, a Kentucky journalist created a legend: Sue Mundy, female guerrilla, a “she-devil” and “tigress” who was leading her band of outlaws across the state in an orgy of greed and bloodshed. Though the “Sue Mundy” of the papers was created as an affront to embarrass Union authorities, the man behind the woman—twenty-year-old Marcellus Jerome Clarke—was later brought to account for “her” crimes. Historians have pieced together clues about this orphan from southern Kentucky whose idealism and later disillusionment led him to his fate, but Richard Taylor’s work of imagination makes this history flesh—an exciting story of the Civil War told from the perspective of one of its most enigmatic figures. Sue Mundy opens in 1861, when fifteen-year-old Jerome Clark, called “Jarom,” leaves everyone he loves—his aunt, his adopted family, his sweetheart—to follow his older cousin into the Confederate infantry. There, confronted by the hardships of what he slowly understands is a losing fight, Jarom’s romanticized notions of adventure and heroism are crushed under the burdens of hunger, sleepless nights, and mindless atrocities. Captured by Union forces and imprisoned in Camp Morton, Jarom makes a daring escape, crossing the Ohio River under cover of darkness and finding refuge and refreshed patriotic zeal first in Adam R. Johnson’s Tenth Kentucky Calvary, then among General John Hunt Morgan’s infamous brigade. Morgan’s shocking death in 1864 proves a bad omen for the Confederate cause, as members of his group of raiders scatter—some to rejoin organized forces, others, like Jarom, to opt for another, less civilized sort of warfare. Displaced and desperate for revenge, Jarom and his band of Confederate deserters wreak havoc in Kentucky: a rampage of senseless murder and thievery in an uncertain quest to inflict punishment on Union sympathizers. Long-locked and clean-shaven, Jarom is mistakenly labeled female by the media—but Sue Mundy is about more than the transformation of a man into a woman, and then a legend. Ironically, Sue Mundy becomes the persona by which Jarom’s darkest self is revealed, and perhaps redeemed.

An Account of Tibet

By Filippo De Filippi
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134278772
  • Total of Pages : 536
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 502
  • Pdf File: an-account-of-tibet.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First published in 1932. As well as an extensive introduction, this edition contains notes to all four books, a bibliographical index, a general index and an index of Tibetan words. The introduction is particularly valuable in that it sets the importance of Desideri's mission in the general context of the Jesuit Missions to Tibet. In Desideri's account we receive the first accurate general description of Tibet: from the natural world to the sociological and anthropological aspects of the people and a complete exposition of Lamaism. His is the only complete reconstruction that we possess of the Tibetan religion, founded entirely on canonical texts. And all of this more than a century before Europeans had any knowledge of the Tibetan language.

Jesse James in Hell – Book One

By Paul J. Lyon
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  • Publisher : Austin Macauley Publishers
  • Book Code : 164979763X
  • Total of Pages : 566
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 554
  • Pdf File: jesse-james-in-hell-book-one.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Jesse James in Hell, an original mock-heroic epic in the voice of the infamous outlaw, begins in Nevada after the Civil War, but soon rolls forward without the constraint of specific time and place. “Direct account of past events takes no time with flattered facts— some has got the duty keep track whats took place, uninformed of the relative size or value of the vignettes— aint like buying Cucumber bushes— them whatre prone by fear or training take the past with a grain of salt are damned turn into a Pillar of it."