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Poets on the Psalms
Reverential, celebratory, antagonistic, and even erotic, this remarkable collection of essays interprets the Psalms as a collection of poetry. Written by 14 acclaimed poets, the essays approach the Psalms from a personal, often autobiographical perspective, demonstrating how relevant they remain for today's readers. Alicia Ostriker examines the Psalms' glory and their terror in a moving essay that revels in their moods of joy while acknowledging the brutality they invoke, linking their violence to events such as 9/11, the Palestinian uprisings, and the Rwandan massacres. Weaving autobiographical anecdotes with scholarly introspection, Enid Dame provides a Jewish explanation of Psalm 22, while editor Lynn Domina contemplates the pastoral life as she connects the everyday with phrases from the Psalms. From a former nun to a self-described left-wing Jew, from a Midrashic scholar to a Texas rancher, the contributors mirror the wide swath of humanity interested in, and affected by, the Psalms.
In a Special Light
Elroy Bode's books on nature and life have made him a favorite of readers and critics. Here he explores his home city of El Paso, the land and people of Central Texas, and his roles as teacher, father, and writer. These sharply observed, beautifully written pieces find the universal in the particular — a young boy in a barbershop, plaza life, a young couple in Smokey's Barbecue. In a Special Light discovers pleasure in the lives of ordinary people, and joy in the worlds in which they live.
In the Blue Pharmacy
In these thoughtful, richly personal essays, Marianne Boruch takes a fresh view on old poets, considering such questions as how the atomic bomb changed William Carlos Williams's poetry and how Edison's listening, through his famous deafness, informs our sense of poetics. Other essays explore how the car's danger and solitude helps us understand American poetry, and how Dvorak and Whitman shared darker things than their curious love for trains. Boruch's personal memories and philosophical speculations create a distinct voice to match the collection's distinct opinions and ideas.
Notes On The Theory Of Choice
In these notes, Professor Kreps surveys the standard models of choice under uncertainty that lie at the heart of microeconomic theory. Choice and preference, ordinal utility, von Neumann–Morganstern utility and utility functions for money, and subjective probability and subjective expected utility are among the standard topics covered. These notes provide a rigorous but accessible introduction to the theory of choice for mathematically inclined undergraduates and/or graduate students in economics, finance, and related disciplines.
Once - DOC
A collection of sixteen stories portraying the constricted and confused lives of the rootless twenty-somethings who inhabit them.
Champions of Charity
Author John Hutchinson argues that the world's national Red Cross organizations failed in their original aim of making war more humane. In fact, their principal achievement in the 19th and early 20th centuries was to propagandize the values of militarism and wartime sacrifice and to encourage women to participate in national war efforts. The first objective, critical history of the creation of the Red Cross, Champions of Charity provides a startling new image of the world's largest charitable organization.
I Can't Believe I'm Sitting Next to a Republican
With biting wit and amusing personal anecdotes, Harry Stein's I Can't Believe I'm Sitting Next to a Republican chronicles the everyday travails and triumphs of the plucky conservatives marooned in the liberal bastions that loathe them, from Manhattan to Hollywood, to all the noxious places in between. Surrounded by the insufferably smug and self righteous—from the angry old lady with the anti-war sign affixed to her walker to the random jerk at a dinner party quoting George Soros—these intrepid souls live in a hostile world; knowing that anytime a neighbor chances to learn their views on affirmative action, big government, feminism, the environment, abortion, multi-culturalism, sex education, the reliability of The New York Times, the scariness of evangelicals or (fill in the blank), his/her face will register stunned surprise and deep confusion. Or worse.Stein gives special attention to those conservatives working in professions dominated by the liberal elite—journalism, publishing, entertainment, and academia—celebrating their guts and sharing in their disdain for the dogmatism of the self-appointed creative and intellectual class. The result is a conservative's guide to love, work, friendship, dinner party mischief, and staying happy and un-smeared in liberal America.
The Covenant of The Torch
In this book, Rev. Abraham Park brings to life the "Covenant of the Torch" made with Abraham, and helps us to understand—accurately, and in chronological detail—692 years of redemptive history starting from Abraham, including the great exodus, the wilderness journey and theconquest of Canaan.Just as his The Genesis Genealogies has helped readers to better understand the time frames and relationships in the Book of Genesis, Rev. Park now helps us to carefully study the books of Exodus up to Joshua, and to realize what those events and participants tell us regarding God's larger plan. By understanding the chronological flow of the biblical events in a systematic manner, we gain a much broader and deeper grasp of God's plan of salvation.
The Great Global Warming Blunder
The Great Global Warming Blunder provides a simple explanation for why forecasts of a global warming Armageddon constitute a major scientific faux pas: climate researchers have mixed up cause and effect when they have analyzed cloud behavior. Combining illustrations from everyday experience with state-of-the-art satellite measurements, Roy W. Spencer reveals how these scientists have been fooled by Mother Nature into believing that the Earth's climate system is very sensitive to humanity's production of carbon dioxide through the use of fossil fuels. He presents evidence that recent warming, rather than being the fault of humans, is a result of chaotic, internal natural cycles that have been causing periods of warming and cooling for thousands of years.Dr. Spencer exposes the political, philosophical, and financial biases that have helped perpetuate the claim by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that there is a "scientific consensus" on global warming. These biases have led to groupthink and a rejection of any peer-reviewed, published evidence that does not fit the group's preconceived notions.This book challenges our country's leaders to perform a critical review of the IPCC's claims before making any misguided policy decisions that would contribute to the deaths of millions of the world's poor. Instead of fearing more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, Dr. Spencer argues, we should consider the possibility that our burning of fossil fuels may actually be beneficial to life on Earth.
Discovering History in China
Since its first publication, Paul A. Cohen's Discovering History in China has occupied a singular place in American China scholarship. Translated into three East Asian languages, the volume has become essential to the study of China from the early nineteenth century to today.Cohen critiques the work of leading postwar scholars and is especially adamant about not reading China through the lens of Western history. To this end, he uncovers the strong ethnocentric bias pervading the three major conceptual frameworks of American scholarship of the 1950s and 1960s: the impact-response, modernization, and imperialism approaches. In place of these, Cohen favors a "China-centered" approach in which historians understand Chinese history on its own terms, paying close attention to Chinese historical trajectories and Chinese perceptions of their problems, rather than a set of expectations derived from Western history. In an important new introduction, Cohen reflects on his fifty-year career as a historian of China and discusses major recent trends in the field. Although some of these developments challenge a narrowly conceived China-centered approach, insofar as they enable more balanced comparisons between China and the West and recast the Chinese and their history in more human, less exotic terms, they powerfully affirm the central thrust of Cohen's work.
Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand
A seminal text for the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, this book clearly and powerfully presents the stages of the path to enlightenment (lamrim). Based on a teaching given by Pabongka Rinpoche in 1921 that was recorded by Trijang Rinpoche, a tutor of the current Dalai Lama, Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand is an entertaining, colloquial-style text that uses teaching stories to make its points. A fundamental resource in classes at Buddhist centers, this timeless book appears here in a greatly improved translation.
Israel's Changing Society
Revised to provide the most up-to-date assessment of Israeli society, this text uses history and current events to explain the nation's present demographic and socioeconomic position.
Navigating the Universe
Rav Berg constructs a blueprint for those of us who are searching for total understanding of the world around us. According to kabbalistic principles, events on the earthly plane manifest as a result of cosmic influence. There are forces that shape human condition and exert their control over our physical universe. In this book, Rav Berg tells how to use these forces such as astrology, time travel, and parallel universes. Biblical narratives are also decoded. Tales and parables of the Torah are symbolic reflections of the inner metaphysical realm through which one can perceive the divine mysteries of the universe. Navigating the Cosmos, offers a bridge between the earthly realm and the celestial realm. Rav Berg shows that the roots of most misfortune can be traced to cosmic danger zones. He offers a precise timetable of celestial conditions so we can approach positive energy intelligences of the universe and tap their power. Armed with this information, we can transcend the realm of chance, luck and indetemination. We're keyed into specific dates to use when undertaking a new venture such as opening a business, getting married, moving into a new home. Kabbalah can guide us through illusion to the all embracing reality that the most fundamental natural laws date back to the heavens and its origins.
Philosophy of Education - DOC
The acclaimed, classic text on philosophy of education, providing an updated overview of the field in relation to teaching, learning, research, and policy
The Heart Sutra - DOC
The Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. It has had the most profound and wide-reaching influence of any text in Buddhism. This short text covers more of the Buddha's teachings than any other scripture, and it does so without being superficial or hurried. Although the original author is unknown, he was clearly someone with a deep realization of the Dharma.For this new English translation, Red Pine, award-winning translator of Chinese poetry and religious texts, has utilized various Sanskrit and Chinese versions, refining the teachings of dozens of ancient teachers together with his own commentary to offer a profound word-for-word explication. Divided into four parts and broken into thirty-five lines to make it easier to study or chant, and containing a glossary of names, terms, and texts, The Heart Sutra is a wise book of deep teaching destined to become the standard edition of this timeless statement of Mahayana truth.
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