The Pentateuch

Author: John Van Seters
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567658805
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In this magisterial overview of the Pentateuch John Van Seters reviews the various historical-critical attempts to read it that arise from notions about the social evolution of Israel's religion and culture. Is the Pentateuch an accumulation of folk traditions, a work of ancient historiography, a document legitimizing religious reform? In dialogue with competing views, Van Seters advocates a compositional model that recognizes the social and historical diversity of the literary strata. Van Seters argues that a proto-Pentateuchal author created a comprehensive history from Genesis to Numbers that was written as a prologue to the Deuteronomistic History (Deuteronomy to 2 Kings) in the exilic period and later expanded by a Priestly writer to make it the foundational document of the Jerusalem temple community. This social-science commentary on the Pentateuch is renowned as one of the most influential volumes on this group of texts. For the new edition Van Seters has revised several sections of the text, updating and integrating new bibliographical items, and refining the text where necessary. A reflective preface summarizes these changes and developments for the reader's convenience.

Management by Proverbs

Author: Michael A. Zigarelli
Publisher: PageFree Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781589612693
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Whether you're a first time supervisor, a pastor of a small church, or the CEO of a multi-national corporation. The book of Proverbs offers timeless principles for leadership success. Management by Proverbs explores 24 of these principles. With incisive commentary, dozens of comtemporary business examples, and plenty of practical, road-tested advice.

The good old days they were terrible

Author: Otto Bettmann
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN:
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Looks at the crime, pollution, disease and general human misery prevailing in the much romanticized years of the late nineteenth century

Famine

Author: Cormac Ó Gráda
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691122373
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Animal Theology

Author: Andrew Linzey
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252064678
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Animal rights is animal theology. The author argues that historical theology, creatively defined, must reject humanocentricity. He questions the assumption that if theology is to speak on this issue, 'it must only do so on the side of the oppressors.' His theological query investigates not only the abstractions of theory, but also the realities of hunting, animal experimentation, and genetic engineering. He is an important, pioneering, Christian voice speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Political Influence

Author: Edward Banfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351498878
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In government, influence denotes one's ability to get others to act, think, or feel as one intends. A mayor who persuades voters to approve a bond issue exercises influence. A businessman whose promises of support induce a mayor to take action exercises influence. In Political Influence, Edward C. Banfield examines the structures and dynamics of influence in determining who actually makes the decisions on vital issues in a large metropolitan area. This edition includes an introduction by James Q. Wilson, who provides an intellectual profile of Banfield and a review of his life and work. Banfield locates his analysis in Chicago, focusing on a broad range of representative urban issues. An introductory chapter defines Banfield's method through four leading questions: Who has influence and who is subject to it? How does influence work? What are the terms upon which influence is expended? How is action concerted by influence? Banfield's conceptual scheme is applied at three levels. He offers six case studies of political influence, showing in considerable detail how influence was used in certain civic controversies. Then Banfield interprets these case studies, drawing from them a set of low-level empirical generalizations. At the third and highest level of generality, he explores the logical structure of significant aspects of influence and recasts the empirical findings in analytical terms, developing theories that apply generally to situations involving political influence. He also defines the key roles played by officeholders, the newspapers, business interests, the city council and minority groups. Political Influence is notable for its depth and sophistication. This rare combination of good reporting and insightful analysis is essential reading for political scientists, urban affairs specialists, policymakers, and sociologists.

Evolution

Author: Alice M. Roberts
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780756686734
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Traveling back almost eight million years to our earliest primate relatives, "Evolution: The Human Story" charts the development of our species from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans. Full color.

Animal Revolution

Author: Richard D. Ryder
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781859733257
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When Richard Ryder coined the term 'speciesism' over two decades ago, the issue of animal rights was very much a minority concern that had associations with crankiness. Today, the animal rights movement is well-established across the globe and continues to gain momentum, with animal experimentation for medical research high on the agenda and very much in the news. This pioneering book -- an historical survey of the relationship between humans and non-humans -- paved the way for these developments. Revised, updated to include the movement's recent history and available in paperback for the first time, and now introducing Ryder's concept of 'painism', Animal Revolution is essential reading for anyone who cares about animals or humanity.