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The World Only Spins Forward

By Isaac Butler,Dan Kois
  • ISBN Code: : 1635571774
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Performing Arts
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"Marvelous . . . A vital book about how to make political art that offers lasting solace in times of great trouble, and wisdom to audiences in the years that follow."- Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR A STONEWALL BOOK AWARDS HONOR BOOK The oral history of Angels in America, as told by the artists who created it and the audiences forever changed by it--a moving account of the AIDS era, essential queer history, and an exuberant backstage tale. When Tony Kushner's Angels in America hit Broadway in 1993, it won the Pulitzer Prize, swept the Tonys, launched a score of major careers, and changed the way gay lives were represented in popular culture. Mike Nichols's 2003 HBO adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, and Mary-Louise Parker was itself a tour de force, winning Golden Globes and eleven Emmys, and introducing the play to an even wider public. This generation-defining classic continues to shock, move, and inspire viewers worldwide. Now, on the 25th anniversary of that Broadway premiere, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois offer the definitive account of Angels in America in the most fitting way possible: through oral history, the vibrant conversation and debate of actors (including Streep, Parker, Nathan Lane, and Jeffrey Wright), directors, producers, crew, and Kushner himself. Their intimate storytelling reveals the on- and offstage turmoil of the play's birth--a hard-won miracle beset by artistic roadblocks, technical disasters, and disputes both legal and creative. And historians and critics help to situate the play in the arc of American culture, from the staunch activism of the AIDS crisis through civil rights triumphs to our current era, whose politics are a dark echo of the Reagan '80s. Expanded from a popular Slate cover story and built from nearly 250 interviews, The World Only Spins Forward is both a rollicking theater saga and an uplifting testament to one of the great works of American art of the past century, from its gritty San Francisco premiere to its starry, much-anticipated Broadway revival in 2018.

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By Muhammad Saed Abdul-Rahman
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  • Publisher : MSA Publication Limited
  • Book Code : 1861798261
  • Total of Pages : 451
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  • Pdf File: tafsir-ibn-kathir-juz-1.pdf

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This is Tafsir Ibn Kathir Part 1 0f 30. This Part of the Qur’an covers Chapter 1: Al Fatiha 001 to Chapter 2: Al Baqarah 141. The 30 Parts of this publication gather in one place all relevant information needed to make the Qur'an more understandable and easier to study. This publication provides the following: 1. The Arabic Text for those who are able to read the Arabic language 2. An audio recording of this part of the Qur'an, in Arabic and English 3. Transliteration of the Arabic text for those who are unable to read the Arabic script. This will give them a sample of the sound of the original Arabic Qur'an, which they could not otherwise comprehend from reading the English meaning only. 4. The meaning of the qur'an in English(translated by Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali, Ph.D. and Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan) 5. abridged Tafsir (Explanation) by Ibn Kathir (translated under the supervision of Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri) We hope that by doing this an ordinary English-speaker will be able to pick up a copy of this book and study and comprehend The Glorious Qur'an in a way that is acceptable to the understanding of the Rightly-guided Muslim Ummah (Community). Keywords: Tafsir Part 1: translate in arabic,quran learning online,learn quran arabic,al quran tafsir,al-quran al karim ,audio quran download,kitab al quran,quran full,quran karim,holy quran english translation,quran sharif,download full quran,quran surah,how to read the quran,quran for kids,about quran,quran audio download,ibn kathir tafsir,download quran in english,quran translated in english,quran in english translation

Groove Interrupted

By Keith Spera
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 9781429962070
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Music
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The recent history of New Orleans is fraught with tragedy and triumph. Both are reflected in the city's vibrant, idiosyncratic music community. In Keith Spera's intimately reported Groove Interrupted, Aaron Neville returns to New Orleans for the first time after Hurricane Katrina to bury his wife. Fats Domino improbably rambles around Manhattan to promote a post-Katrina tribute CD. Alex Chilton lives anonymously in a battered cottage in the Treme neighborhood. Platinum-selling rapper Mystikal rekindles his career after six years in prison. Jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard struggles to translate Katrina into music. The spotlight also shines on Allen Toussaint, Pete Fountain, Gatemouth Brown, the Rebirth Brass Band, Phil Anselmo, Juvenile, Jeremy Davenport and the 2006 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. With heartache, hope, humor and resolve, each of these contemporary narratives stands on its own. Together, they convey that the funky, syncopated spirit of New Orleans music is unbreakable, in spite of Katrina's interruption.

Angels of Light, Powers of Darkness

By Stephen Noll
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1592442285
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
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Recent years have brought an unexpected revival of popular interest in angels. Books professing to draw back the curtain on the unseen angelic world filled entire bookstore shelves. Here, as if to mock the cold universe of modernity, were the stories of numerous and warm encounters with angelic beings. But who are angels, and what is their nature and purpose in the biblical scheme of things? Are the biblical stories to be taken literally or symbolically, or should they be relegated to another day and age? How have the great theologians of the church regarded the angels? And most important, what are the nature and role of angels in God's cosmos and his redemptive plan? Stephen Noll answers these questions in this detailed exploration of angels in the tapestry of Scripture. Here is a biblical-theological study of angels, Satan and the powers that fills a significant gap and will command the attention of serious students of scripture.

Angelic Wisdom Concerning the Divine Love and the Divine Wisdom

By Emanuel Swedenborg
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1613102577
  • Total of Pages : 617
  • Category : God
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All the Angels in the Bible

By Herbert Lockyer
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  • Publisher : Hendrickson Publishers
  • Book Code : 1619706741
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
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Your faith will be powerfully strengthened as you gain insight into the nature of angels and discover the purpose of their ministry. Begun by the beloved preacher Herbert Lockyer, Sr., and finished by his son, this clear, detailed, and eye-opening volume examines every angelic encounter in the Bible. 192 pages, softcover from Hendrickson.

The Book of Enoch

By R. H. Charles
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1579109470
  • Total of Pages : 420
  • Category : Religion
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Originally published: Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1893.

Mysticism in the Gospel of John

By Jey Kanagaraj
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0567310256
  • Total of Pages : 356
  • Category : Religion
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This is the first detailed study of Johannine mysticism against a Palestinian Jewish background has been previously undertaken. This book investiages whether there was a "mystical" practice in first-century Palestine and whether John can be better understood in the light of such practice, if there was any. In analysis, two strands of Jewish mysticism, the early forms of Ma`aseh Merkabah and of Ma`aseh Bereshit, emerge as existing in first-century Palestine. While the former narrates by means of Ezek. 1 the experience of seeing God in His kingly glory, the latter describes the same expereince by using Gen. 1. This book consists of three parts. Part one analyses Hellenistic mysticism as expressed by the Hermetica and Hellenistic-Jewish mysticism as presented by Philo. Part two traces the important elements of Merkabah mysticism from the later Hekhalot literature and the Jewish and Christian writings belonging to 2 cent. BCE - 1 cent. CE by defining the term "mysticism" in terms of the fourteen aspects of Jewish mysticism, an exegetical study of seven themes is undertaken in Part Three. The study shows that the conceptual parallels in John with Hellenistic mysticism and Hellenistic-Jewish mysticism are very slender, but indicates John's polemical motive against the Merkabah mystics of his time. He calls them to believe in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, by proclaiming that the divine glory, claimed by them to be revealed in human-like form on the throne, is now visible in the historical person, Jesus, particularly in his death on the Cross. Thus Jewish Throne-mysticism seems to have been reinterpreted by John as Cross-mysticism.

Nine Yin And Nine Yang

By Qu MaoDeLaoShu
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1647362490
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  • Category : Fiction
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Yang Feng did not know who his father was until his mother died of illness when he was ten. Shortly later, he was received by the Yang family, an old martial family, and by his father whom he never met.However, at sixteen, Yang Feng was chased and killed due to the fighting for power in his family. He did not expect he could be reborn and gained the inheritance of his ancestors that his meridians were transformed by powerful internal forces. After cultivating the Nine Yin and Nine Yang Divine Art, Yang Feng decided to challenge his fate. As an illegitimate child who lived at the underclass, how would he become a god and make himself a legend?☆About the Author☆The Mouse That Marries The Cat(娶猫的老鼠) is a prolific novelist. He has created 11 novels, including "Nine Heavens and Dragons", "Nine Yin And Nine Yang", "Chaotic Emperor", "Da u", "Big Superior", "Supreme Dragon Totem", "Nine Stars Lord" and so on. As an author with great creative desire, the cat of the cat The Mouse That Marries The Cat has shown excellent imagination and literary talent since childhood.