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Culture Warrior

By Bill O'Reilly
  • ISBN Code: : 0767926390
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Political Science
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With three straight #1 bestsellers and more than 4 million copies of his books in print, the most powerful traditional force in the American media now takes off his gloves in the ongoing struggle for America’s heart and soul. Bill O’Reilly is the very embodiment of the idea of a Culture Warrior—and in this book he lives up to the title brilliantly, with all the brashness and forthrightness at his command. He sees that America is in the midst of a fierce culture war between those who embrace traditional values and those who want to change America into a “secular-progressive” country. This is a conflict that differs in many ways from the usual liberal/conservative divide, but it is no less heated, and the stakes are even higher. In Culture Warrior, Bill O’Reilly defines this war and analyzes the competing philosophies of the traditionalist and secular-progressive camps. He examines why the nation’s motto “E Pluribus Unum” (“From Many, One”) might change to “What About Me?”; dissects the forces driving the secular-progressive agenda in the media and behind the scenes, including George Soros, George Lakoff, and the ACLU; and dives into matters of race, education, and the war on terror. He also shows how the culture war has played out in such high-profile instances as The Passion of the Christ, Fahrenheit 9/11, the abuse epidemic (child and otherwise), and the embattled place of religion in public life—with special emphasis on the war against Christmas. Whatever controversies are roiling the nation, he fearlessly confronts them—and no one will be in the dark about which side he’s on. Culture Warrior showcases Bill O’Reilly at his most eloquent and impassioned. He is an unrelenting fighter for the soul of America, and in this book he fights the good fight for the traditional values that have served this country so well for so long.

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  • Pdf File: the-other-america.pdf

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In the fifty years since it was published, The Other America has been established as a seminal work of sociology. This anniversary edition includes Michael Harrington’s essays on poverty in the 1970s and ’80s as well as a new introduction by Harrington’s biographer, Maurice Isserman. This illuminating, profoundly moving classic is still all too relevant for today’s America. When Michael Harrington’s masterpiece, The Other America, was first published in 1962, it was hailed as an explosive work and became a galvanizing force for the war on poverty. Harrington shed light on the lives of the poor—from farm to city—and the social forces that relegated them to their difficult situations. He was determined to make poverty in the United States visible and his observations and analyses have had a profound effect on our country, radically changing how we view the poor and the policies we employ to help them.

Global South to the Rescue

By Paul Amar
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135720282
  • Total of Pages : 205
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 651
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This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of an epochal shift in global order – the fact that global-south countries have taken up leadership roles in peacekeeping missions, humanitarian interventions, and transnational military industries: Brazil has taken charge of the UN military mission in Haiti; Nigeria has deployed peacekeeping troops throughout West Africa; Indonesians have assumed crucial roles in UN Afghanistan operations; Fijians, South Africans, and Chileans have became essential actors in global mercenary firms; Venezuela and its Bolivarian allies have established a framework for "revolutionary" humanitarian interventions; and Turkey, India, Kenya, and Egypt are asserting themselves in bold new ways on the global stage. In this context, this collection sheds critical light on intersections between imperialism and humanitarianism, between neoliberal globalization and "rescue industry" transnationalism, and between patterns of geopolitical hegemony and trajectories of peacekeeping internationalism. These case studies are grouped into three clusters (I) Globalizing Peacekeeper Identities, (II) Assertive "Regional Internationalisms," and (III) Emergent Alternative Paradigms. Together, these articulate a new research agenda and offer significant contributions to fields of global studies, transnational gender and race studies, critical security studies and peace studies, comparative politics, police and military sociology, Third World diplomatic history, and international relations. This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.

Japan

By Nancy K. Stalker
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520962834
  • Total of Pages : 446
  • Category : History
  • Members : 689
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Japan: History and Culture from Classical to Cool provides a historical account of Japan’s elite and popular cultures from premodern to modern periods. Drawing on the most up-to-date scholarship across numerous disciplines, Nancy K. Stalker presents the key historical themes, cultural trends, and religious developments throughout Japanese history. Focusing on everyday life and ordinary consumption, this is the first textbook of its kind to explore both imperial and colonial culture and offer expanded content on issues pertaining to gender and sexuality. Organized into fourteen chronological and thematic chapters, this text explores some of the most notable and engaging aspects of Japanese life and is well suited for undergraduate classroom use.

The Weight of Preaching

By Rick Harrington
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1512703192
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 424
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The nature of a preacher is that of a herald, one commissioned and sent by another to speak his message in his behalf to a recipient. The Weight of Preaching develops a workable theology of the preacher’s task in this role, commissioned by God to proclaim the Good News. Even in the West’s postmodern culture, where people have come to doubt the idea of objective truth, the preacher still serves to herald God’s enduring truth. Author Rick Harrington builds upon his service as a senior pastor, his doctoral study of preaching, and his exposure to multiple cultures to fashion a guide valuable to younger lay leaders, seminarians, and pastors alike, as well as for Christians engaged in the serious exploration of preaching. Speaking primarily to readers in the Reformed and Baptist traditions, The Weight of Preaching offers an approach that falls within the boundaries of “The New Calvinism.” This guide presents its theology of homiletics in three sections. The first, “Biblical and Theological Foundations Revisited,” delves into the theology of preaching. Next, “Faithful Preaching in Practice” guides the reader through crucial practical issues surrounding faithful preaching. Finally, “A Lay of the Cultural Landscape” surveys the diverse issues of contextualization that arise in a contemporary, pluralistic milieu. The Weight of Preaching seeks to lead you through the holy tasks of seeking to understand the Scriptures, grasping the message God reveals, and following your commission to herald the gospel of grace.

Lone Star 41

By Wesley Ellis
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101169796
  • Total of Pages : 161
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 209
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Jessie and Ki battle their strangest foe—a knight in shining armor! He appeared mysteriously in full armor, riding a black steed. The Ute Indians believed he was an evil spirit. The ranchers only knew that he was stampeding their cattle and burning their barns. But when the medieval knight failed to scare the Indians and ranchers off their land in Colorado's White River Basin, he didn't hesitate to employ more modern and persuasive methods—like hiring an army of ruthless killers with repeating rifles. It was just the kind of fight Jessie and Ki could handle...

Beowulf

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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486111105
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 264
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Finest heroic poem in Old English celebrates the exploits of Beowulf, a young nobleman of southern Sweden. Combines myth, Christian and pagan elements, and history into a powerful narrative. Genealogies.

Prodigal Nation

By Andrew R. Murphy
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190454210
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 224
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"Original and wide-ranging, Murphy's discerning and important study is another reminder that America is 'the nation with the soul of a church.'" -Journal of American History "A wide-ranging and thoughtful meditation on how the theo-political stories we Americans tell ourselves resonate with and sometimes even create the communities we inhabit. This book deserves an honored place among the oeuvre of work by political scientists and historians on the jeremiad." -- Politics and Religion "A significant contribution to the historical account of the role of religion in American politics." --Perspectives on Politics "Prodigal Nation is a careful account of how theologies function politically and deserves attention from political scientists, political theologians, American historians, and others interested in the interface of religion and culture." --Religious Studies Review "This highly original and wonderfully written analysis will be invaluable to anyone interested in the meaning of America." --Harry S. Stout, author of The New England Soul and Upon the Altar of the Nation "A brilliant analysis of the American jeremiad. Elegant, powerful, hopeful, and wise - Prodigal Nation is required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the fitful history of the American spirit." --James A. Morone, author of Hellfire Nation and The Democratic Wish

Prophecy without Contempt

By Cathleen Kaveny
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674969383
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 213
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The culture wars have as much to do with rhetorical style as moral substance. Cathleen Kaveny focuses on a powerful stream of religious discourse in American political speech: the Biblical rhetoric of prophetic indictment. It can be strong medicine against threats to the body politic, she shows, but used injudiciously it does more harm than good.

All But Invisible

By Nate Collins
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310526035
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 187
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What does it mean to be gay ... and a Christian? Beginning with how the Bible describes the Church, author Nate Collins outlines a vision for community life that challenges Christians to examine obstacles that inhibit spiritual unity. This new vision calls straight and non-straight believers alike to patterns of Christian obedience that respect and honor their similarities and differences.In addition, Collins provides a theological framework for understanding how Genesis 1-2 describes both gender and sexuality. He then unpacks biblical concepts like desire, lust, and temptation, and applies them to modern constructs like sexual attraction and orientation.Collins explores the theme of identity, focusing on facets of personal identity that are central to the experience of Christian gender minorities. He looks at what Scripture says about the formation and function of Christian identity, highlighting several theological and sociological tensions. Collins writes for believers who have a traditional sexual ethic and provides a compelling vision of gospel flourishing for gay, lesbian, and other same-sex attracted individuals.

Setting Boundaries® with Your Adult Children

By Allison Bottke
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  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Book Code : 073697668X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 110
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This important and compassionate new book from the creator of the successful God Allows U-Turns series will help parents and grandparents of the many adult children who continue to make life painful for their loved ones. Writing from firsthand experience, Allison identifies the lies that kept her, and ultimately her son in bondage—and how she overcame them. Additional real life stories from other parents are woven through the text. A tough–love book to help readers cope with dysfunctional adult children, Setting Boundaries® with Your Adult Children will empower families by offering hope and healing through S.A.N.I.T.Y.—a six–step program to help parents regain control in their homes and in their lives. S = STOP Enabling, STOP Blaming Yourself, and STOP the Flow of Money A = Assemble a Support Group N = Nip Excuses in the Bud I = Implement Rules/Boundaries T = Trust Your Instincts Y = Yield Everything to God Foreword by Carol Kent (When I Lay My Isaac Down)

Shut up and Listen!

By Carl Robinson
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 9781452086149
  • Total of Pages : 84
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 905
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What happened?! America used to be the most powerful and most respected nation in the world. America used to be the beacon of hope and the epitome of Democracy. America is now a mere caricature of what it used to be. Secular progressives and "anti-America" liberals have destroyed the moral fabric in which this country was founded upon. You need only to look at the moral decline and the incline of criminal activity to see that America needs a return to our Founding Father's original vision. Abortion runs rampant yet convicted criminals enjoy a life of free education and cable TV. We cut military spending resulting in terrorist attacks and then free those same terrorists from Guantanamo Bay. Americans have become apathetic. So long as we have American Idol, Big Macs and Wal-mart, we're content to let our "leaders" infringe upon our inalienable rights. It's time to take America back...