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A Light to the Centurions

Author : Robert R. Beck
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In this book, Robert Beck proposes to read Luke-Acts from the perspective of its implied reader. In making this reader a gentile sympathetic to Judaism, like the “God-fearing” centurions inscribed in his text, Luke reverses the empire-critical narrative perspectives of Mark and Matthew. And yet he profoundly challenges imperial cultural values. Luke launches his double narrative with Jesus’ proclamation in the Nazareth synagogue. In lieu of the tradition of Ezra with its safeguarding customs, this programmatic announcement promises a path to the gentiles in the tradition of Third Isaiah, with both its releases and its risks. Luke shows a way for the outsider to enter into the traditions of Israel, and not replace them. This reading regards the full narrative sweep of Luke’s double work. It yields a fresh look at his Gospel, as well as the largely neglected narrative structure of Acts.

The Centurions

Author : Jean Larteguy
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The military cult classic with resonance to the wars in Iraq and Vietnam—now back in print When The Centurions was first published in 1960, readers were riveted by the thrilling account of soldiers fighting for survival in hostile environments. They were equally transfixed by the chilling moral question the novel posed: how to fight when the “age of heroics is over.” As relevant today as it was half a century ago, The Centurions is a gripping military adventure, an extended symposium on waging war in a new global order, and an essential investigation of the ethics of counterinsurgency. Featuring a foreword by renowned military expert Robert D. Kaplan, this important wartime novel will again spark debate about controversial tactics in hot spots around the world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Centurions Or Scripture Portraits of Roman Officers

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The Centurions

Author : Jean Lartéguy
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As a POW in a notorious Indochina prison camp, French Lt. Col. Pierre Raspéguy studies the political and military strategies of his captors, the Viet Minh. After his release, Raspéguy finds himself estranged from an unsympathetic public at home and joins a paratrooper unit in Algeria. Again facing an enemy free to fight without rules, he begins to use his newly learned guerrilla tactics--tactics out of step with the ideals of just war.

All the Centurions

Author : Robert Leuci
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The bestselling book and acclaimed film Prince of the City told only part of Robert Leuci's story. In All the Centurions, he shares the full account of his years as a narcotics detective with the New York Police Department -- a tale of daring adventure, shattered illusions, and finally, astonishing spiritual growth. Leuci reminisces about cops both celebrated and notorious, like Frank Serpico, Sonny Grosso, and Frank King from the French Connection case. Also here are politicians, Mafia figures, corrupt defense lawyers, and district attorneys, including a young Rudolph Giuliani. Leuci reveals the dark side of the criminal justice system: the bitterness, greed, cruelty, and ambition that eventually overflowed into the streets, precinct houses, and courtrooms of the city. As vivid and entertaining as the best crime novels, All the Centurions is the story of a man descending into a hell of his own making who ultimately finds his way out through truth and justice.

The Centurions

Author : Damion Hunter
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The unputdownable and action-packed story of Ancient Rome. Correus and Flavius are half-brothers, sons of a brilliant general. One, son of a slave, is a born warrior destined to excel. The other, a nobleman by birth, must struggle relentlessly to succeed. When they both join the Centuriate, a position Flavius has always known he will inherit, and one that Correus has long coveted, together they face the brutal reality of war. Fighting German barbarians will prove dangerous, not only to their bodies, but to their souls as well... The Centurions is an epic Roman adventure, perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow and Ben Kane.

The Centurions the Dragon s Prophecy

Author : David Noel
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Book 1 of the Centurions. The year is 946 A.D. Brendan is a young thief of "unusual talents", while Portia is a young warrior maiden, a member of the Order of the Centurion. The two find themselves caught in the web of a dragon's plot while racing against time to stop a massive invasion from the east. Their courage and faith will be tested as they must find a way to work together despite their differences.The year is 946 A.D. Threats both human and monstrous loom over the kingdoms of the Franks; Moors to the west, Vikings to the north, and Hungarians to the east. Technology is advancing and trade with China is thriving on routes that pass through Constantinople and India. Pirates infest the seas, knights fight battles for conquest and glory, dragons rule the wild places, werewolves haunt the forests, and darker things prowl the edges of civilization. Questions of faith will be asked, and tests of courage will be faced. Dive into the world of the Centurions today!

The Centurions

Author : Patrick Murphy
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Only 25 batsmen in the history of cricket have scored 100 hundreds. Patrick Murphy writes about each one of them, setting them against the backdrop of their times and describing not only their battling techniques but their characters as men.

The Centurion

Author : B. Michael Scallan
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The Centurion by author B. Michael Scallan tells the frightening and chilling story of Dr. Cole Stevens, a prominent and well-placed scientist on the verge of unheard of success. But, when Dr. Stevens is diagnosed with a strange sleep disorder, he finds his nightmares and reality colliding, turning an innocent vacation into a fight for his life, and his soul. Accused of a grizzly murder, Dr. Stevens finds himself in a race to uncover the dark truth behind his horrifying visions, and the murder he is accused of committing, never suspecting the cataclysmic path that awaits him and the lives that hang in the balance. Written in masterful, dramatic prose, author Scallan has written a novel that pushes all the right buttons horror fans expect, while building multi-dimensional characters and flawless plotting that will keep any reader spell-bound. This is horror fiction that ranks right up there with the best in the genre, and will surely please horror fans, or anyone who just loves a good story well told. The Centurion is one horror page-turner best read with the lights on.

Betrayal The Centurions I

Author : Anthony Riches
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AD 69: The Rhine frontier has exploded into bloody rebellion, and four centurions who once fought in the same army find themselves on opposite sides of a vicious insurrection. The rebel leader Kivilaz and his Batavi rebels have humbled the Romans in a battle they should have won. The legions must now defend their northern stronghold, the Old Camp, from the enraged tribes of Germany, knowing that they cannot be relieved until the civil war raging to the south has been resolved. Can they defend the undermanned fortress against thousands of barbarian warriors intoxicated by a charismatic priestess's vision of victory?