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Until the Rulers Obey

Until the Rulers Obey

Voices from Latine American Social Movements

  • Author: Clifton Ross,Marcy Rein
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • ISBN: 1604867949
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 544
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Collects interviews with social movement organizers, activists, writers, and scholars examining the wave of change in Latin America and debating pressing questions of power, organizational form, and relations with the state.

From Taoism to Einstein

From Taoism to Einstein

Ki and Ri in Chinese and Japanese Thought : a Survey

  • Author: Olof G. Lidin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 263
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In this remarkable and inspirational study, the author takes the view that "ki" can profitably be compared with European philosophy: in China, the "ki" thread appears as an original primal ki ("genki"), which is the source of all things and affairs; in Europe, the thinking goes in the opposite direction."

Religion and the American Civil War

Religion and the American Civil War

  • Author: Randall M. Miller,Harry S. Stout,Charles Reagan Wilson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199923663
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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The sixteen essays in this volume, all previously unpublished, address the little considered question of the role played by religion in the American Civil War. The authors show that religion, understood in its broadest context as a culture and community of faith, was found wherever the war was found. Comprising essays by such scholars as Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Drew Gilpin Faust, Mark Noll, Reid Mitchell, Harry Stout, and Bertram Wyatt-Brown, and featuring an afterword by James McPherson, this collection marks the first step towards uncovering this crucial yet neglected aspect of American history.

Reading the Qur'an

Reading the Qur'an

The Contemporary Relevance of the Sacred Text of Islam

  • Author: Ziauddin Sardar
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199911495
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 432
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"I grew up reading the Qur'an on my mother's lap," writes Ziauddin Sardar. "It's an experience I share with most Muslim children. And so it is that our connection to the Qur'an is infused with associations of the warmest and most enduring of human bonds." In Reading the Qur'an, Sardar--one of Europe's leading public intellectuals--laments that for far too many Muslims, the Qur'an he had learned in his mother's lap has become a stick used for ensuring conformity and suppressing dissenting views. Indeed, some find in the Qur'an justification for misogyny, validation for hatred of others, an obsession with dress and mindless ritual, rules for running modern states. Arguing passionately but reasonably against these trends, Sardar speaks out for a more open, less doctrinaire approach to reading the Qur'an. He contends that the Qur'an is not fixed in stone for all time, but a dynamic text which every generation must encounter anew, and whose relevance and implications for our time we have yet to fully discover. The words of the Qur'an imply movement: the religious life, it tells us, is not about standing still but always striving to make our life, our society, the entire world around us a better place for everyone. Sardar explores the Qur'an from a variety of perspectives, from traditional exegesis to hermeneutics, critical theory, and cultural analysis, drawing fresh and contemporary lessons from the Sacred Text. He also examines what the Qur'an says about such contemporary topics as power and politics, rights of women, suicide, domestic violence, sex, homosexuality, the veil, freedom of expression, and evolution. Ziauddin Sardar opens a new window on this remarkable Sacred Text, in a book that will engage all devout Muslims and will interest anyone curious about the Qur'an and Islam today.

The Education of Cyrus

The Education of Cyrus

  • Author: Xenophon,Wayne Ambler
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801471400
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 336
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Xenophon's masterpiece, The Education of Cyrus, is a work that was admired by Machiavelli for its lessons on leadership. Also known as the Cyropaedia, this philosophical novel is loosely based on the accomplishments of Cyrus the Great, founder of the vast Persian Empire that later became the archrival of the Greeks in the classical age. It offers an extraordinary portrait of political ambition, talent, and their ultimate limits. The writings of Xenophon are increasingly recognized as important works of political philosophy. In The Education of Cyrus, Xenophon confronts the vexing problem of political instability by exploring the character and behavior of the ruler. Impressive though his successes are, however, Cyrus is also examined in the larger human context, in which love, honor, greed, revenge, folly, piety, and the search for wisdom all have important parts to play. Wayne Ambler's translation captures the charm and drama of the work while also achieving great accuracy. His introduction, annotations, and glossary help the reader to appreciate both the engaging story itself and the volume's contributions to philosophy.

Rulers of the Darkness

Rulers of the Darkness

  • Author: James D. Elliott
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1477170308
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 44
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The Templars, the Witch, and the Wild Irish

The Templars, the Witch, and the Wild Irish

Vengeance and Heresy in Medieval Ireland

  • Author: Maeve Brigid Callan
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801471982
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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Early medieval Ireland is remembered as the "Land of Saints and Scholars," due to the distinctive devotion to Christian faith and learning that permeated its culture. As early as the seventh century, however, questions were raised about Irish orthodoxy, primarily concerning Easter observances. Yet heresy trials did not occur in Ireland until significantly later, long after allegations of Irish apostasy from Christianity had sanctioned the English invasion of Ireland. In The Templars, the Witch, and the Wild Irish, Maeve Brigid Callan analyzes Ireland's medieval heresy trials, which all occurred in the volatile fourteenth century. These include the celebrated case of Alice Kyteler and her associates, prosecuted by Richard de Ledrede, bishop of Ossory, in 1324. This trial marks the dawn of the “devil-worshipping witch” in European prosecutions, with Ireland an unexpected birthplace. Callan divides Ireland’s heresy trials into three categories. In the first stand those of the Templars and Philip de Braybrook, whose trial derived from the Templars’, brought by their inquisitor against an old rival. Ledrede’s prosecutions, against Kyteler and other prominent Anglo-Irish colonists, constitute the second category. The trials of native Irishmen who fell victim to the sort of propaganda that justified the twelfth-century invasion and subsequent colonization of Ireland make up the third. Callan contends that Ireland’s trials resulted more from feuds than doctrinal deviance and reveal the range of relations between the English, the Irish, and the Anglo-Irish, and the church’s role in these relations; tensions within ecclesiastical hierarchy and between secular and spiritual authority; Ireland’s position within its broader European context; and political, cultural, ethnic, and gender concerns in the colony.

Ahab, Nebuchadnezzar, and Herod, the Wicked Rulers

Ahab, Nebuchadnezzar, and Herod, the Wicked Rulers

The Kings Who Challenged God

  • Author: Godsword Godswill Onu
  • Publisher: Osmora Incorporated
  • ISBN: 2765910340
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 146
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Ahab, the husband of Jezebel, was a king of Israel. Concerning him, the Bible states: “But there was no one like Ahab who sold himself to do wickedness in the Sight of the Lord, because Jezebel his wife stirred him up. And he behaved very abominable in following idols...” (1 Kgs 21:25-26). After God had humbled King Nebuchadnezzar by allowing him to live in the bush for a long time, Nebuchadnezzar said, “At the same time my reason returned to me, and for the glory of my kingdom, my honour and splendour returned to me. My counselors and nobles resorted to me, I was restored to my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to me. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honour the King of Heaven, all of Whose Works are truth, and His Ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down” (Dan. 4:36-37). Concerning Herod, the Bible says, “Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also” (Acts 12:1-3).

Rebellion and Violence in Islamic Law

Rebellion and Violence in Islamic Law

  • Author: Khaled Abou El Fadl
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107320143
  • Category: Law
  • Page: N.A
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Khaled Abou El Fadl's book represents the first systematic examination of the idea and treatment of political resistance and rebellion in Islamic law. Pre-modern jurists produced an extensive and sophisticated discourse on the legality of rebellion and the treatment due to rebels under Islamic law. The book examines the emergence and development of these discourses from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries and considers juristic responses to the various terror-inducing strategies employed by rebels including assassination, stealth attacks and rape. The study demonstrates how Muslim jurists went about restructuring several competing doctrinal sources in order to construct a highly technical discourse on rebellion. Indeed many of these rulings may have a profound influence on contemporary practices. This is an important and challenging book which sheds light on the complexities of Islamic law and pre-modern attitudes to dissidence and rebellion.

Liberty Men and Great Proprietors

Liberty Men and Great Proprietors

The Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine Frontier, 1760-1820

  • Author: Alan Taylor
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 9780807842829
  • Category: History
  • Page: 408
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Detailed exploration of the settlement of Maine during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, illuminating the violent and widespread contests along the American frontier that served to define and complete the American Revolution.