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Baptism of Blood and Fire

Baptism of Blood and Fire

  • Author: Damon J Courtney
  • Publisher: Paupers Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780985829827
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  • Page: 238
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"You speak of a war between dragons and wizards that was so long ago it has fallen from the pages of history. That it was dragons who silenced the song of magic for our own vanity and power. Even if all that you say is true, I have never hunted a wizard or man of any kind. Yet you are here to murder an innocent for the alleged wrongs of my ancestors?" "I am." -- An unknown evil is slaughtering the dragon mothers one by one. A silent hand draws the goblin tribes from their holes and gathers them in the name of their monstrous god. And into this time, a new dragonmage is bonded. Even as her dragon is born and the lifelong bond formed, the world shifts beneath her feet. For Elody and her brother Rinn, the life they had always imagined for themselves is no longer to be.

An Inquiry Into the Usage of ...

An Inquiry Into the Usage of ...

And the Nature of Judaic Baptism, as Shown by Jewish and Patristic Writings

  • Author: James Wilkinson Dale
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Dialogue of the Seraphic Virgin Catherine of Siena

The Dialogue of the Seraphic Virgin Catherine of Siena

  • Author: Saint Catherine of Siena,Aeterna Press
  • Publisher: Aeterna Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 344
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“I am persuaded,” said Claude Bernard, “that the day will come, when the man of science, the philosopher and the poet will all understand each other.” Whatever we may think of this prophecy, we most of us feel that the one-sided absolutism of the past, whether religious or scientific, is no longer possible. The inevitable vehemence of the reaction against bigotry and superstition has, in a measure, spent itself, and the best minds of the present, influenced by the spirit of Socrates’ claim to wisdom, are cautiously and tentatively feeling their way to a nicer adjustment of the scales of thought. Aeterna Press

A Discourse on the Prospects of Letters and Taste in Virginia

A Discourse on the Prospects of Letters and Taste in Virginia

Pronounced Before the Literary and Philosophical Society of Hampden-Sydney College, at Their Fourth Anniversary, in September, 1827

  • Author: Jesse Burton Harrison
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: 42
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The Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. Matthew Henry

The Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. Matthew Henry

Containing in Addition to Those Heretofore Published, Numerous Sermons Now First Printed from the Original Mss. : an Appendix on what Christ is Made to Believers, in Forty Real Benefits, by Philip Henry... : Funeral Sermons for Mr. and Mrs. Henry, by the Rev. Matthew Henry : Funeral Sermons on Mr. Matthew Henry, by W. Tong, John Reynolds, and Dr. Williams

  • Author: Matthew Henry
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Dissenters, Religious
  • Page: 1419
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The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond

The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond

  • Author: Gary W. Gallagher
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807866717
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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The six essays in this volume testify to the enduring impact of the Civil War on our national consciousness. Covering subjects as diverse as tactics, the uses of autobiography, and the power of myth-making in the southern tradition, they illustrate the rewards of imaginative scholarship--even for the most intensely studied battle in America's history. The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond brings current research and interpretation to bear on a range of pivotal issues surrounding the final day of the battle, July 3, 1863. This revisionist approach begins by expanding our knowledge of the engagement itself: individual essays address Confederate general James Longstreet's role in Pickett's Charge and Union general George Meade's failure to pursue Lee after the fighting. Other essays widen the scope of investigation to look at contemporary reactions to the Confederate defeat across the South, the construction of narratives by the participants themselves--from Confederate survivors of Pickett's assault to Union sergeant Ben Hirst--and the reverberations of Pickett's final momentous charge. Combining fresh evidence with the reinterpretation of standard sources, these essays refocus our view of the third day at Gettysburg to take in its diverse stories of combat and memory. The contributors are Gary W. Gallagher, William Garrett Piston, Carol Reardon, Robert K. Krick, Robert L. Bee, and A. Wilson Greene.

Pickett's Charge in History and Memory

Pickett's Charge in History and Memory

  • Author: Carol Reardon
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 0807873543
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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If, as many have argued, the Civil War is the most crucial moment in our national life and Gettysburg its turning point, then the climax of the climax, the central moment of our history, must be Pickett's Charge. But as Carol Reardon notes, the Civil War saw many other daring assaults and stout defenses. Why, then, is it Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg--and not, for example, Richardson's Charge at Antietam or Humphreys's Assault at Fredericksburg--that looms so large in the popular imagination? As this innovative study reveals, by examining the events of 3 July 1863 through the selective and evocative lens of 'memory' we can learn much about why Pickett's Charge endures so strongly in the American imagination. Over the years, soldiers, journalists, veterans, politicians, orators, artists, poets, and educators, Northerners and Southerners alike, shaped, revised, and even sacrificed the 'history' of the charge to create 'memories' that met ever-shifting needs and deeply felt values. Reardon shows that the story told today of Pickett's Charge is really an amalgam of history and memory. The evolution of that mix, she concludes, tells us much about how we come to understand our nation's past.

A History of the Reformation, 2 Volumes

A History of the Reformation, 2 Volumes

  • Author: Thomas M. Lindsay
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1579102832
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 1188
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Concise Study of Basic Theology vol XV

Concise Study of Basic Theology vol XV

  • Author: Henry Epps
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 130014291X
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America, War and Power

America, War and Power

Defining the State, 1775-2005

  • Author: Lawrence Sondhaus
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0415545331
  • Category: History
  • Page: 230
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Written by leading historians and political scientists, this collection of essays offers a broad and comprehensive coverage of the role of war in American history. Addressing the role of the armed force, and attitudes towards it, in shaping and defining the United States, the first four chapters reflect the perspectives of historians on this central question, from the time of the American Revolution to the US wars in Vietnam and Iraq. Chapters five and six offer the views of political scientists on the topic, one in light of the global systems theory, the other from the perspective of domestic opinion and governance. The concluding essay is written by historians Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton, whose co-authored book The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000 provided the common reading for the symposium which produced these essays. America, War and Power will be of much interest to students and scholars of US military history, US politics and military history and strategy in general.

Visio William de Petro Plöschman

Visio William de Petro Plöschman

Item Visiones eiusdem de Dowel, Dobet, et Dobest. Visio William de Petro Plouchman

  • Author: William Langland
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Seed of a Nation

The Seed of a Nation

Rediscovering America

  • Author: Darrell Fields,Lorrie Fields
  • Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
  • ISBN: 1614482403
  • Category: History
  • Page: 276
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“Anyone who is losing hope for America must read The Seed of a Nation. The inspiration lives, the seed sprouts, the idea works” (Scott W. Boyd, Pennsylvania State Representative). “The Seed of a Nation is a thoroughly researched and fascinating account of William Penn’s efforts to establish a ‘Holy Experiment’ in Pennsylvania—a vision of governance grounded in faith and operating on the principles of tolerance and respect for all” (Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf). It was this “Holy Experiment,” set out in Penn’s Charter of Privileges, that provided the framework for the United States Government, including the essential underlying mandate to provide freedom for all people. So brilliant was William Penn’s legacy that Thomas Jefferson, writer of the Declaration of Independence, called him, “the greatest lawgiver the world has produced.” This fascinating work looks at the life and impact of William Penn—an impact that still echoes today.

Holiest of All

Holiest of All

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 125787733X
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Daily Thoughts on Holiness

Daily Thoughts on Holiness

Devotions for a Deeper Spiritual Life

  • Author: Andrew Murray
  • Publisher: CLC Publications
  • ISBN: 1619580152
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
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This compilation of daily devotional readings emphasizes the focuses of Andrew Murray's writing and preaching-holiness and the deepening of the spiritual life. Included are selections from such classics as Humility, The full blessing of Pentecost and Waiting on God.

The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors

The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors

Christianity Before Christ

  • Author: Kersey Graves
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1605200301
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 436
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Khrisna of India. Thammuz of Syria. Esus of the Celtic Druids. Mithra of Persia. Quexalcoati of Mexico. All were crucified gods, and all met their fates hundreds of years before Jesus appeared on the scene. In this foundational work of modern atheism, American spiritualist KERSEY GRAVES (1813-1883) breaks the Christ myth down into its component parts and ably demonstrates how the story of Jesus has its roots in the depths of antiquity. Here you'll read about the surprising prevalence throughout global folklore of: . the miraculous and immaculate conception of the gods . stars that point out the time and place of a savior's birth . angels, shepherds, and magi visiting an infant savior . the 25th of December as the universal birth date of gods . saviors who descend into Hell . and much more. This is essential reading for students of comparative mythology and modern freethinkers. ALSO AVAILABLE FROM COSIMO: Graves's The Biography of Satan and The Bible of Bibles

Holy Power, Holy Presence

Holy Power, Holy Presence

Rediscovering Medieval Metaphors for the Holy Spirit

  • Author: Elizabeth Dreyer
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • ISBN: 9780809144853
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 344
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Western theology is frequently criticized for not having a fully developed pneumatology. According to these critics, preoccupation with Christology and an excessive focus on the nature and unity of God have come at the expense of a full theology of the three persons. While admitting that there is some truth to these criticisms, Elizabeth Dreyer maintains that those who level them base their conclusions on a narrow range of texts and thus fail to establish a true neglect of the Holy Spirit. Medieval authors offer a wealth of creative language and insight that speaks to the role of the Holy Spirit in contemporary spirituality and contributes to a renewed pneumatology for the twenty-first century. Book jacket.

Baptism in the Early Church

Baptism in the Early Church

History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries

  • Author: Everett Ferguson
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 0802827489
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 953
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This magisterial volume is a comprehensive survey of the doctrine and practice of baptism in the first five centuries of Christian history, arranged geographically within chronological periods. Baptism in the Early Church covers the antecedents to Christian baptism and traces the history of Christian doctrine and practice from the New Testament through the writings of the church fathers of the fourth and fifth centuries. The book deals primarily with the literary sources, though it also gives attention to depictions of baptism (primarily of Jesus) in various art forms and to the surviving baptismal fonts.Ferguson's thorough study points to the central importance of baptism in the early church. Many blessings were attributed to baptism, but the two earliest and most consistently mentioned are forgiveness of sins and the reception of the Holy Spirit; faith and repentance were necessary in order to receive these benefits. Jewish immersion rites, the practice of John the Baptist, the meaning of the words used for baptism, the literary descriptions, and the material remains argue that full immersion was the normal practice, and the evidence from art is consistent with this interpretation.Containing nearly everything currently known about the early Christian ritual of baptism, with extensive citations to the primary and secondary literature, Ferguson's Baptism in the Early Church is destined to be a standard reference work."

Baptism of Fire

Baptism of Fire

  • Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0575090987
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Geralt the Witcher is on a mission: to save his ward, Ciri, and with her the world ... The next story in the bestselling series that inspired the world-famous WITCHER games! The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar, Geralt was seriously injured. The Witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of those in need, a defender against powerful and dangerous monsters that prey on men in dark times. But now that dark times have fallen upon the world, Geralt is helpless until he has recovered from his injuries. While war rages across all of the lands, the future of magic is under threat and those sorcerers who survive are determined to protect it. It's an impossible situation in which to find one girl - Ciri, the heiress to the throne of Cintra, has vanished - until a rumour places her in the Niflgaard court, preparing to marry the Emperor. Injured or not, Geralt has a rescue mission on his hands.

The Myth of the Nation and the Vision of Revolution

The Myth of the Nation and the Vision of Revolution

The Origins of Ideological Polarisation in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Jacob Leib Talmon
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780436513992
  • Category: Nationalism and socialism
  • Page: 632
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In what may well rank as the finest political and intellectual history of the twentieth century, the late J. L. Talmon explores the origins of the schism within European society between the totalitarians of Right and Left as well as the split between an acceptance of the historical national community as the natural political and social framework and the vision of a socialist society achieved by a universal revolutionary breakthrough. This, the third and final volume of Talmon's history of the modern world, brings to bear the resources of his incisive scholarship to examine the workings of the ironies of totalitarianism as well as the resources of democracy.

Obedient Sons

Obedient Sons

The Discourse of Youth and Generations in American Culture, 1630-1860

  • Author: Glenn Wallach
  • Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
  • ISBN: 9781558490574
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 265
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As Glenn Wallach shows in this imaginative and revealing study, the meaning of the concepts of "youth" and "generations" has not always been the same. During the early colonial period, the Puritans established a distinctive way of talking about generations that emphasized continuity rather than conflict. Later echoed during the Great Awakening and the American Revolution, this language was at once conservative in motivation and activist in vision, investing the country's young men with a special responsibility for building a new society that preserved traditional values. In the first half of the nineteenth century, figurative as well as literal sons of the founding fathers expressed this sense of generational obligation in young men's voluntary associations and organizations promoting American art and literature, culminating in the "Young America" phenomenon of the 1840s and 1850s. By revealing the shifting meaning of language over time, including its gendered implications, Obedient Sons challenges historians to rethink many long-standing assumptions about the way Americans have understood their relationship to the past and the future.