The Hebrew Bible

Author: John Barton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400880580
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book brings together some of the world's most exciting scholars from across a variety of disciplines to provide a concise and accessible guide to the Hebrew Bible. It covers every major genre of book in the Old Testament together with in-depth discussions of major themes such as human nature, covenant, creation, ethics, ritual and purity, sacred space, and monotheism. This authoritative overview sets each book within its historical and cultural context in the ancient Near East, paying special attention to its sociological setting. It provides new insights into the reception of the books and the different ways they have been studied, from historical-critical enquiry to modern advocacy approaches such as feminism and liberation theology. It also includes a guide to biblical translations and textual criticism and helpful suggestions for further reading. Featuring contributions from experts with backgrounds in the Jewish and Christian faith traditions as well as secular scholars in the humanities and social sciences, The Hebrew Bible is the perfect starting place for anyone seeking a user-friendly introduction to the Old Testament, and an invaluable reference book for students and teachers.

Scythe Die H ter des Todes

Author: Neal Shusterman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3733650158
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Unsterblichkeit, Wohlstand, unendliches Wissen. Die Menschheit hat die perfekte Welt erschaffen – aber diese Welt hat einen Preis. Citra und Rowan leben in einer Welt, in der Armut, Kriege, Krankheit und Tod besiegt sind. Aber auch in dieser perfekten Welt müssen Menschen sterben, und die Entscheidung über Leben und Tod treffen die Scythe. Sie sind auserwählt, um zu töten. Sie entscheiden, wer lebt und wer stirbt. Sie sind die Hüter des Todes. Aber die Welt muss wissen, dass dieser Dienst sie nicht kalt lässt, dass sie Mitleid empfinden. Reue. Unerträglich großes Leid. Denn wenn sie diese Gefühle nicht hätten, wären sie Monster. Als Citra und Rowan gegen ihren Willen für die Ausbildung zum Scythe berufen werden und die Kunst des Tötens erlernen, wächst zwischen den beiden eine tiefe Verbindung. Doch am Ende wird nur einer von ihnen auserwählt. Und dessen erste Aufgabe wird es sein, den jeweils anderen hinzurichten ... Der erste Band der internationalen Bestseller-Trilogie! Schutzumschlag mit Metallic-Folien-Veredelung

Contemporary Theatres in Europe

Author: Joe Kelleher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134331142
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Through specific examples, case studies and essays by specialist writers, academics, and a new generation of theatre researchers, this collection of specially commissioned essays looks at current theatre practices across Europe. From Théatre du Soleil to Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, the authors reconsider the possibilities of theatre practice, its relation to history and location and its place in Europe at the turn of the twenty-first century. Contemporary Theatres in Europe examines a wide range of topics including: mainstream European theatre experimental performance music theatre theatre for children dance theatre. Tailor-made for students, offering clear examples of different ways of thinking and writing about performance, this is a richly detailed introduction which brings key themes to life for all students of European theatre.

Kleine j dische Geschichte

Author: Michael Brenner
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406621244
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Klar, anschaulich und mit Blick für das Wesentliche erzählt Michael Brenner die wechselvolle Geschichte der Juden, die sich über 3000 Jahre und fünf Kontinente erstreckt. Der Holocaust, die Geschichte Israels und das amerikanische Judentum kommen ebenso zur Sprache wie die Anfänge in biblischer Zeit und die reichhaltigen Spuren, die eine über tausendjährige jüdische Präsenz in Europa hinterlassen hat. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).

William T Vollmann

Author: Christopher K. Coffman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611495113
Format: PDF
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This book is the first collection of essays on the works of William T. Vollmann. It offers a comprehensive overview of his writings through scholarly essays and nonscholarly reflections that assess his oeuvre in terms of four conceptual categories: social, historical, political, and methodological. Taken together, these pieces place Vollmann among his peers in contemporary North American literature and open up new avenues for readers to negotiate the many challenges and rewards his texts present.

The Cambridge Companion to C S Lewis

Author: Robert MacSwain
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139828320
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A distinguished academic, influential Christian apologist, and best-selling author of children's literature, C. S. Lewis is a controversial and enigmatic figure who continues to fascinate, fifty years after his death. This Companion is a comprehensive single-volume study written by an international team of scholars to survey Lewis's career as a literary historian, popular theologian, and creative writer. Twenty-one expert voices from the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Princeton University, and Wheaton College, among many other places of learning, analyze Lewis's work from theological, philosophical, and literary perspectives. Some chapters consider his professional contribution to fields such as critical theory and intellectual history, while others assess his views on issues including moral knowledge, gender, prayer, war, love, suffering, and Scripture. The final chapters investigate his work as a writer of fiction and poetry. Original in its approach and unique in its scope, this Companion shows that C. S. Lewis was much more than merely the man behind Narnia.