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Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution

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James McPherson has emerged as one of America's finest historians. Battle Cry of Freedom, his Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times Book Review, called "history writing of the highest order." In that volume, McPherson gathered in the broad sweep of events, the political, social, and cultural forces at work during the Civil War era. Now, in Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, he offers a series of thoughtful and engaging essays on aspects of Lincoln and the war that have rarely been discussed in depth.
McPherson again displays his keen insight and sterling prose as he examines several critical themes in American history. He looks closely at the President's role as Commander-in-Chief of the Union forces, showing how Lincoln forged a national military strategy for victory. He explores the importance of Lincoln's great rhetorical skills, uncovering how--through parables and figurative language--he was uniquely able to communicate both the purpose of the war and a new meaning of liberty to the people of the North. In another section, McPherson examines the Civil War as a Second American Revolution, describing how the Republican Congress elected in 1860 passed an astonishing blitz of new laws (rivaling the first hundred days of the New Deal), and how the war not only destroyed the social structure of the old South, but radically altered the balance of power in America, ending 70 years of Southern power in the national government.
The Civil War was the single most transforming and defining experience in American history, and Abraham Lincoln remains the most important figure in the pantheon of our mythology. These graceful essays, written by one of America's leading historians, offer fresh and unusual perspectives on both.
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9780195055429
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1991-01-31

Alzheimer's Disease: A Call to Courage for Caregivers

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9780870292026
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1986-12-31
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Anchor: 1 Chronicles (USED)

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"I Chronicles" (Volume 12 in the acclaimed Anchor Bible series) is a book closely related to three other books of the so-called Chronicler's History-- "II Chronicles," "Ezra," and "Nehemiah." "I Chronicles" begins with the famous genealogical lists (from Adam to David), continues with an account of David's reign, in which the chronicler emphasizes David's efforts to restore the religion of Israel, and concludes with the accession of Solomon to the throne of Judah.

A crucial book for historians of the biblical period and for students of the Bible, "I Chronicles" is to be neither accepted as a faithful narrative of the Davidic period nor dismissed as a fanciful, imaginative re-creation of that history. It must be taken as an important clue to the biblical process. For here we find the Bible quoting itself--sometimes directly, sometimes in paraphrase.

Professor Myers meticulously analyzes important aspects of the Chronicler and his work--his method of composition, his conviction that to rebuild the nation of Israel one had to restore and strengthen her traditional religion, his significantly post-Exilic perspective. The book also examines the vast literature on Chronicles to find what it yields toward a better understanding of the Chronicler and a fuller appreciation of his work. Finally, it compares--in exhaustive detail-- "I Chronicles" with the other books in the Bible to which it is parallel. The volume Professor Myers has produced is no less than a definitive treatment of the subject.

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9780385012591
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1965-07-01
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Being Christian in an Almost Chosen Nation: Thinking About Faith And Politics

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Since September 11, religion has been explicitly connected to most of the major events occurring in national and international arenas. This book shows how pastors can engage public issues from the pulpit without surrendering their authority as ministers of the gospel to a partisan agenda.
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9780687334230
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2006-09-01
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Being Well: Challenges in Christian Ethics

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Ken Vaux examines the characteristics of the human quest for life and health. Being Well offers case studies around issues such as procreation and genetic medicine, making it ideal for informed conversation among adults gathered for reading and discussion.
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9780687109432
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1997-05-01

Bible Makes Sense

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This is a simple yet comprehensive how to book for people wanting to make sense of those parts of the Bible that are often misunderstood or avoided because of their perceived complexity. It allows for individual and group reflection, discussion and meditation.
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9780664224950
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2001-12-31

Bible Student's Map Book

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Contains 12 maps (Old Testament and New Testament) and a time-line in an easy-to-use, functional format to accompany any International Lesson Series/Uniform Lesson Series study and ALL Bible studies. The book includes the following maps: The Ancient Near East Before the Exodus, The Exodus, Israel in Canaan, The United Monarchy, The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, The Ancient Near East, Palestine at the Time of Jesus, Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus, Paul's First, Second and Third Journeys, and Paul's Voyage to Rome.
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9780687099382
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2001-07-01
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Birth Ethics: Religious and Cultural Values in the Genesis of Life

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Discusses human sexuality, population contral, women's rights, genetic research, abortion, AIDS, and childcare.
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9780824509552
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1989-12-31

Call of the Phoenix: Vignettes of Old and New China

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This book will appeal to readers who want to know more about the People's Republic of China. It is in three parts - poems and sketches of old China, his interviews with the foremost revolutionary leaders, and poems and sketches of life under the changes of Mao and Deng. It is illustrated with sketches by Jan Norton, drawn from photographs taken by the author 60 years ago.
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9780914339199
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1987-12-01

Cambridge: Revelation of John

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This series of commentaries on the New English Bible is designed for use in schools and colleges, and for the minister and the layman. Each volume comments on one book, or part, of the Bible. In each the text is given in full. Sections of text and commentary alternate, so that the reader does not have to keep two books open, or turn from one part of the book to the other, or refer to a commentary in small type at the foot of the page. Great care has been taken to see that the commentary is suitable for the student and the layman: there is no Greek or Hebrew, and no strings of biblical references. The general editors all have experience of teaching or examining in school and working with adults. Commentaries on all the books of the Old Testament, New Testament and Apocrypha have been published, together with introductory volumes and books of illustrations to accompany each Testament.
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9780521092562
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2008-05-01
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Character and Scripture: Moral Formation, Community, and Biblical Interpretation

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This volume by some of today's leading Christian thinkers sets forth the theological and ethical nature of scripture and explores the way in which the Bible plays a crucial role in the moral formation of community.

Covering a wide range of issues, these chapters demonstrate the useful and challenging intersection between biblical interpretation and ethics. The contributors investigate the formative impact scripture makes on its readers and examine the community's job of not only interpreting the biblical text but also integrating its moral character into the daily life of faith. This volume not only discusses these subjects in the most comprehensive manner yet, but it also offers practical examples of moral formation in action.

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9780802846259
Publication Date: 
2002-10-01

Children, Divorce, and the Church

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Written from an insider's perspective, this new book describes the need for a mutual support group for the child who is a victim of a traumatic divorce. Adams was a victim of divorce and has been a pastor to scores of other victims. Chapter titles include "Children Don't Get Divorced", "Mistakes Parents Can Make", and "The Divorce Is Never Over".
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9780687064809
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2005-11-30
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Church Related Preschool

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Book by Reed, Margaret Chastain
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9780687083343
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1984-12-31
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CLERGY PERSONAL FINANCE

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9780687086696
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1990-10-01
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Contagious Witness: Exploring Christian Conversion

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God s call to salvation is a call to a conversion from one way of life to another. Christians know that they are called to participate in the conversion of others by bearing witness to the salvation they have experienced in Christ. Yet most, uncertain of how they will be perceived and of the appropriate times and circumstances in which to share the gospel, are intimidated by the biblical mandate to witness to others. Through extensive interviews, Ronald Crandall and his associates have asked a basic question of thousands of Christians: How did you come to believe? The answers they have found provide important, practical guidelines for pastors and all those who seek to help others learn to engage in personal witness. The key, Crandall asserts, is the fact that most of us come to faith through certain central relationships. These relationships are principally with our parents or other family members, our friends, our Sunday school teachers or other lay workers in the church, and our pastors or youth leaders. How one comes to faith through each of these relationships is surprisingly different. By using the stories of how others experienced personal conversion, Crandall offers essential insights into the proper ways and contexts in which to share the Christian message
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9780687087068
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1999-10-31
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Conversations of the Heart

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HARDBACK
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9780687096374
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1991-03-31
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Cooking for a Crowd

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Mary F. Ray, a director of food service at a large church, shows churches how to set up their kitchens and prepare and serve meals for large groups. Using her own experience as a guide, she tells how to solve common preparation problems and explains how to prepare and serve breakfasts, brunches, luncheons, dinners, and receptions, Menus and recipes are included.
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9780687002535
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1994-11-30
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Creative Word: Canon As a Model for Biblical Education

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The author analyzes the theology and function of the three divisions of the Hebrew Bible: Torah, Prophets, and Writings.
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9780800616267
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1982-07-01

Dictionary of the Bible

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Authoritative, comprehensive, and written for a broad readership, Oxford's Dictionary of the Bible is an invaluable guide to the books of the Old and New Testaments. The over 2,000 entries provide helpful information about the important places, people, and stories of the Bible, while clarifying the many overarching themes and controversies that are still important today. Based on the most current scholarship, the Dictionary provides clear explanations of technical terms and methods of interpretation, as well as profiles of leading biblical scholars and their contributions to the field. With its balanced approach and wide scope, this lively and absorbing reference is an ideal choice for anyone studying the Bible or those who simply wish to improve their knowledge of one of the central books of Western culture.
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9780192800602
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1998-03-31

Drug Addiction: Learn About It Before Your Kids Do

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Book by Andre, Pierre
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9780932194589
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1986-12-31
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Everyday Matters

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This book is a collection of forty-four columns by L. Gregory Jones that originally appeared in The Christian Century. These writings focus on Christian journeying with God. The book is divided into five parts that address: Becoming Christians Friends and Mentors Life-Giving Virtues Facing Challenges A Hopeful Future
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9780687075287
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2003-08-01
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FaithQuestions - What Do Other Faiths Believe?: A Study of World Religions

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Interviews leaders in Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Baha'i, and Sikhism faiths to explore how the beliefs and practices of these religions are similar to and different from basic Christian beliefs.
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9780687075508
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2003-08-01
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Fly and the Fly-Bottle: Encounters With British Intellectuals

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Excerpt from Fly and the Fly-Bottle: Encounters With British Intellectuals

I've spent some happy years in Oxford, and to keep in touch with England I read her newspapers. I am most at home with the Guardian, but I also like to look at the correspondence columns of the Times, where, in an exception to the Times tradition of anonymity, the writers are identified by name and speak directly to the reader. I relish a contest of words, and the Times page of letters becomes for me a street where I can stroll each morning and see the people of England - lords and commoners - shake hands, spit at each other, and set off verbal barrages. I began taking this engaging daily walk during my undergraduate years at Balliol College, Oxford, and I've kept up the habit, whether I have found myself in Paris, Damascus, New Delhi, or New York.

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9780231056199
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1983-05-01
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For the Love of Children

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9780961671600
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1986-06-01

Freedom of Holiness: Biblical Reflections on the Witness of the Saints

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Biblical reflections on the witness of the saints.
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9780819215833
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1992-11-30
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