On God and Dogs

Author: Stephen H. Webb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195344301
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Many of us keep pet animals; we rely on them for companionship and unconditional love. For some people their closest relationships may be with their pets. In the wake of the animal rights movement, some ethicists have started to re-examine this relationship, and to question the rights of humans to "own" other sentient beings in this way. In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Stephen Webb brings a Christian perspective to bear on the subject of our responsibility to animals, looked at through the lens of our relations with pets--especially dogs. Webb argues that the emotional bond with companion animals should play a central role in the way we think about animals in general, and--against the more extreme animal liberationists--defends the intermingling of the human and animal worlds. He tries to imagine what it would be like to treat animals as a gift from God, and indeed argues that not only are animals a gift for us, but they give to us; we need to attend to their giving and return their gifts appropriately. Throughout the book he insists that what Christians call grace is present in our relations with animals just as it is with other humans. Grace is the inclusive and expansive power of God's love to create and sustain relationships of real mutuality and reciprocity, and Webb unfolds the implications of the recognition that animals too participate in God's abundant grace. Webb's thesis affirms and persuasively defends many of the things that pet lovers feel instinctively--that their relationships with their companion animals are meaningful and important, and that their pets have value and worth in themselves in the eyes of God. His book will appeal to a broad audience of thoughtful Christians and animal lovers.

C zanne

Author: Elizabeth Elias Kaufman
Publisher: Book Sales
ISBN: 9780890093719
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A selection of Cezanne's portraits, landscapes, and still lifes is accompanied by a brief profile of the artist and a discussion of each work

Tarot As a Way of Life

Author: Karen Hamaker-Zondag
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9780877288787
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Using Jungian archetypes, the I-Ching, and color/number combinations, Hamaker-Zondag shows you how to interpret the tarot without having to refer to a guidebook for definitions. Her methods will help you use the tarot to understand your personal innerchanges and their potential manifestations in daily life. She also makes an engaging comparison of the imagery in various decks, so that you can choose the deck that you like the best.

Adventures of Hughie Honey Bear

Author: Boniface Idziak
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462843923
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HUGHIE AND HONEY BEAR In this charming childrens story set in the wilds of Canada, a mother bear awakes after a long winters hibernation to find that she has given birth to two adorable bear cubs. The twins, Hughie and Honey, get into all kinds of hilarious situations as Mother Bear does her best to teach them everything they will need to know as adult bears. Boniface Idziaks bear cubs are delightful, lovable characters that children are sure to fall in love with. Careful not to let his readers forget that bears, though cute, are not like family pets, and can be quite dangerous, the author writes from the bears perspective in such a way that children can understand that wild animals do not mean to hurt anyone, they just see the human world in a different way than we do. Hughie and Honey Bear, in addition to providing the pure entertainment of a well-written childrens story, is important for its educational value. Mr. Idziak draws upon his own considerable knowledge of the Black Bear in its natural environment to create an informative, engaging book to be enjoyed by children of all ages.

Inside the Community

Author: Phil Parshall
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780801071324
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A commentary survey of the Hadith, 1,300-year-old fount of Islamic tradition, explains twenty-one themes of belief and identity that must be understood to comprehend Muslim culture.

Bob Dylan

Author: David Yaffe
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300171668
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Offers a historical look at the life and career of Bob Dylan from four perspectives: his relationship to blackness, the influence of his singing style, his image on film, and his songwriting.

Effective Communication for Arts and Humanities Students

Author: Joan van Emden
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230215785
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Students not only need subject-specific knowledge, but they must also know how to communicate well. From that first assignment or seminar paper, to the final report, dissertation or exam, this guide provides detailed help and support with lots of examples and practical advice throughout. Continuing to provide invaluable guidance, even after the course has finished, the book also includes chapters on how to prepare a CV, applying for a job, and how to succeed at interview.

Eisenstein Rediscovered

Author: Ian Christie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134944403
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In Eisenstein Rediscovered Ian Christie and Richard Taylor present the first true East-West symposium on Eisenstein with an unparalleled diversity of views and methodologies. Two newly discovered texts by Eisenstein are here translated fro the first time, and all the contributors make extensive use of material only recently available - variant scripts, drawings, diaries and other writings - to probe behind the familiar facade. The `new' Eisenstein that emerges is in all respects a more engaging and contemporary figure than is traditionally perceived, his wit, eroticism and exlectic passions defining a distinctively modern sensibility whose rediscovey is long overdue.