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The Province of Affliction

By Ben Mutschler
  • ISBN Code: : 022671456X
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : History
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How do we balance individual and collective responsibility for illness? This question, which continues to resonate today, was especially pressing in colonial America, where episodic bouts of sickness were pervasive, chronic ails common, and epidemics all too familiar. ​In The Province of Affliction, Ben Mutschler explores the surprising roles that illness played in shaping the foundations of New England society and government from the late seventeenth century through the early nineteenth century. Considered healthier than residents in many other regions of early America, and yet still riddled with disease, New Englanders grappled steadily with what could be expected of the sick and what allowances made to them and their providers. Mutschler integrates the history of disease into the narrative of early American cultural and political development, illuminating the fragility of autonomy, individualism, and advancement in this period. Each sickness in early New England created its own web of interdependent social relations that could both enable survival and set off a long bureaucratic struggle to determine responsibility for the misfortune. From families and households to townships, colonies, and states, illness both defined and strained the institutions of the day, bringing people together in the face of calamity, yet also driving them apart when the cost of persevering grew overwhelming. In the process, domestic turmoil circulated through the social and political world to permeate the very bedrock of early American civic life.

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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110927209
  • Total of Pages : 385
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 699
  • Pdf File: rebuilding-identity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ausgehend von der vorkritischen Interpretation des Esra-Nehemiabuches zeigt der Verfasser in einer detaillierten Analyse der Nehemia-Denkschrift, dass die Formulierung in der ersten Person als Kriterium für die Abgrenzung der verba Neemiae von den Zusätzen späterer Autoren nicht ausreicht. Als älteste Fassung der Denkschrift lässt sich ein kurzer Baubericht isolieren, der stark gewachsen ist. Dies hat wiederum die Abfassung der Geschichte der "Restauration" im Esra-Nehemiabuch veranlasst.

CSB Men of Character Bible

By CSB Bibles by Holman,Gene A. Getz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1535940239
  • Total of Pages : 1824
  • Category : Bibles
  • Members : 346
  • Pdf File: csb-men-of-character-bible.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In a world where Christian role models seem increasingly rare, this Bible reminds us that some of the most worthy examples of godly character are the biblical figures who brought leadership, wisdom, and inspiration to God's people. Each of these men faced trials, frustrations, and even failure, yet they were empowered by God to persevere and achieve great things for his glory. In the CSB Men of Character Bible, renowned Bible teacher Dr. Gene Getz guides men through Scripture by exploring the lives of men of character found throughout the Bible. Over 60 in-depth articles on men of character are strategically placed in the Bible alongside the accompanying text, with associated key life principles, application questions, and verses to remember. Features include: 60 in-depth articles on men of character, application questions and key life principles, verses to remember, nearly 50 profiles of men of character focused on specific character principles, introductions and reading plans for each book of the Bible, smyth-sewn binding, presentation page, two-column text, cross-references, footnotes, topical subheadings, black-letter text, 9.75-point type, concordance, and full-color maps. The CSB Men of Character Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

Exploring Second Corinthians

By B. J. Oropeza
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  • Publisher : SBL Press
  • Book Code : 0884141241
  • Total of Pages : 870
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 406
  • Pdf File: exploring-second-corinthians.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A multi-faceted commentary that breathes fresh insight into Paul's letter In Second Corinthians, Paul responds to reports of the Corinthian congregation questioning his competency as a divinely sent messenger. Through apologetic demegoria and the use of graphic imagery related to triumphal processions, siege warfare, and emissary travels and negotiation, Paul defends his constancy, persona, and speaking abilities as he extends the offer of clemency and reconciliation to his auditors. Oropeza combines rhetorical pictures (rhetography) with interpretative layers (literary features, intertextuality, socio-cultural, ideological, and sacred textures) to arrive at the rhetorical impact of Paul's message for ancient Mediterranean discourse. Features: A visual, sensory, and imaginative interpretation of the scripture A comprehensive commentary An avant-garde approach to biblical interpretation

The Art of Suffering and the Impact of Seventeenth-century Anti-Providential Thought

By Ann Thompson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351760734
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 449
  • Pdf File: the-art-of-suffering-and-the-impact-of-seventeenth-century-anti-providential-thought.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This title was first published in 2003. 'The art of suffering' is one of many strands of literature on suffering published in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This book explores through the art of suffering the way in which the meaning for suffering, which the seventeenth century inherited from the Middle Ages and which centres on the role of suffering as a manifestation of the hand of God in the process of salvation, is refined and enhanced by successive puritan writers only to crumble under the impact of emerging anti-providential thought. It goes on to explore the challenge which the absence of meaning for suffering presents to the Judaeo-Christian concept of an omnipotent and infinitely good God, and the ways in which themes and doctrines already present in the literature on suffering are reshaped and recombined to defend the omnipotence and infinite goodness of God.

The Big Shift

By Darrell Bricker,John Ibbitson
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 1443416479
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 852
  • Pdf File: the-big-shift.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For almost its entire history, Canada has been run by the political, media and business elites of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. But in the past few years, these groups have lost their power—and most of them still do not realize it’s gone. The Laurentian Consensus, the term John Ibbitson has coined for the dusty liberal elite, has been replaced by a new, powerful coalition based in the West and supported by immigrant voters in Ontario. How did this happen? Most people are unaware that the keystone economic and political drivers of this country are now Western Canada and immigrants from China, India and other Asian countries. Politicians and businesspeople have underestimated how conservative these newcomers are making our country. Canada, with its ever-evolving economy and fluid demographic base, has become divorced from the traditions of its past and is moving in an entirely new direction. In The Big Shift, Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson argue that one of the world’s most consensual countries is becoming polarized, exhibiting stark differences between East and West, cities and suburbs, Canadianborn citizens and immigrants. The winners—in both politics and business— will be those who can capitalize on the tremendous changes that the Big Shift will bring.