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English summary: This book presents the first comprehensive study of the Matthean controversy stories. The study draws the conclusion that they are motivated by the continuing mission to Israel and by the attempt to delegitimize Pharisaic leadership within formative Judaism. German description: Mit diesem Buch wird die erste ausfuhrliche Studie zu den Streitgesprachen des Matthaus-Evangeliums vorgelegt. Diese Streitgesprache zwischen Jesus und den Pharisaern werden zum Testfall fur die neuerdings vertretene Hypothese, dass es sich bei der Gemeinde, fur die das Evangelium verfasst wurde, um eine Sekte innerhalb des Judentums handle. Durch redaktionsgeschichtliche Analysen wird herausgearbeitet, dass die Streitgesprache als innerjudische Auseinandersetzungen verstandlich sind. Ein zweiter Teil weist mittels formkritischer Untersuchungen nach, dass die Streitgesprache sowohl mit den Chreia als auch mit den Agones der hellenistisch-antiken Literatur verwandt sind.Als These und Fazit ergibt sich, dass die Streitgesprache des Matthaus-Evangeliums durch die fortgesetzte Mission der Gemeinde in Israel motiviert sind. Dem religiosen Fuhrungsanspruch, den pharisaische Kreise nach der Zerstorung Jerusalems (70 n. Chr.) erhoben, sprechen sie zugleich die Legitimation ab.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Boris Repschinski
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Release: 2000
File: 373 Pages
ISBN-13: 3525538731

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Describes the immune system, how vaccines work to boost it, and the facts regarding how effective and toxic vaccines have proven across the years and today.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Kurt Link
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release: 2005
File: 196 Pages
ISBN-13: 0275984729

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Unforgettable congressional hearings in 1978 revealed that fallout from American nuclear weapons testing in the 1950s had overexposed hundreds of soldiers and other citizens to radiation. Faith in governmental integrity was shaken, and many people have assumed that such overexposure caused great damage. Yet important questions remain--the most controversial being: did the radiation overexposure in fact cause the cancers and birth defects for which it has been blamed? Elements of Controversy is the result of a decade of exhaustive research in AEC documentary records and the full clinical and epidemiological literature on radiation effects. More concerned with uncovering the historical story than with assigning blame, Barton Hacker concludes that every precaution was taken by the AEC to avoid harming test participants or bystanders. And, he points out, the biomedical literature suggests that these precautions worked. Yet top officials in Washington--for whom the success of nuclear weapons was of overriding importance--had asserted that testing involved no risks at all. Discrepancies between unverifiable government claims and the revelations that some actual risk was present explain the origins and angry persistence of the controversies, Hacker argues. The Department of Energy delayed publication of Hacker's study for five years, and while his controversial book is sure to draw objections from both sides of the radiation-hazard debates, it will provide a much-needed guide to understanding their polemics. Unforgettable congressional hearings in 1978 revealed that fallout from American nuclear weapons testing in the 1950s had overexposed hundreds of soldiers and other citizens to radiation. Faith in governmental integrity was shaken, and many people have assumed that such overexposure caused great damage. Yet important questions remain--the most controversial being: did the radiation overexposure in fact cause the cancers and birth defects for which it has been blamed? Elements of Controversy is the result of a decade of exhaustive research in AEC documentary records and the full clinical and epidemiological literature on radiation effects. More concerned with uncovering the historical story than with assigning blame, Barton Hacker concludes that every precaution was taken by the AEC to avoid harming test participants or bystanders. And, he points out, the biomedical literature suggests that these precautions worked. Yet top officials in Washington--for whom the success of nuclear weapons was of overriding importance--had asserted that testing involved no risks at all. Discrepancies between unverifiable government claims and the revelations that some actual risk was present explain the origins and angry persistence of the controversies, Hacker argues. The Department of Energy delayed publication of Hacker's study for five years, and while his controversial book is sure to draw objections from both sides of the radiation-hazard debates, it will provide a much-needed guide to understanding their polemics.

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Genre: Science
Author: Barton C. Hacker
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 1994-01-01
File: 614 Pages
ISBN-13: 0520083237

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Presents previously untranslated texts by the influential philosopher and French Communist Party intellectual, including his critique of Levi-Strauss's structuralism, his theory of discourse and its relationship to psychoanalysis, writings on the tasks o

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Louis Althusser
Publisher: Verso
Release: 2003
File: 318 Pages
ISBN-13: 185984507X

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Genre: Religion
Author: Conrad Wright
Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
Release: 1994
File: 247 Pages
ISBN-13: 1558962905

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Controversies may be particularly prominent in one or another culture. Yet, there is hardly any culture where they do not exist. This book assumes that the practice of controversy, along with its theorization, constitutes – in each of the cultures and disciplines where it develops – a tradition. Whether there are enough shared elements in these traditions to consider them as, fundamentally, universal or not is something that can only be determined on the basis of a rich sample of controversies and theorizations thereof belonging to different traditions. This is what this volume provides to the reader. By presenting side by side controversies from the East and from the West, from the ancient past up to the present, from different domains of scholarship and action, the reader is in a position not only to admire the widespread nature, role, and richness of the phenomenon, but also to begin to evaluate its variety as well as universality. While the editors have purposefully avoided comparative studies of traditions of controversy, in order to focus on each tradition so to speak from its practitioners' point of view, some of the chapters take a bird's eye view and exemplify how such studies can be systematically conducted. In a world that is globalizing itself at a fast pace, the awareness of the multiplicity of traditions of controversy is fundamental for ensuring both that the integration of the various perspectives is harmonious and that each one of them is granted its place in a plural universe.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Marcelo Dascal
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Release: 2007
File: 309 Pages
ISBN-13: 9027218846

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One way to analyze the political values and beliefs that underlie decisions about science and technology is through the study of controversies, since it is during the course of disputes that vital concerns and hidden assumptions are clearly revealed. Details of controversies can illustrate the reasoning and motivation behind public agencies, government officials, scientists and protest groups. They provide an understanding of science and technology policy, its social and political context and its public impact. They can also highlight social contradictions inherent in many decisions about science and technology, and the problems of developing public policies. In the second edition, the case material, originally written in 1

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Dorothy Nelkin
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Release: 1984
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 0803922515

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In 1977 oil began to flow south from the Arctic through the controversial Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). This study considers the TAPS proposal and controversy as an extension (even a culmination) of established processes, policies, and attitudes within Alaska history, American environmental history, and the history of conservation. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Peter A. Coates
Publisher: Lehigh University Press
Release: 1991
File: 447 Pages
ISBN-13: 0934223106

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This timely reader in moral philosophy addresses a controversy that strongly affected recent European reflections on the relevance of ethics for theories of democratic institutions and democratic legitimacy. The debate centers around the idea of a communicative ethics as articulated by J�rgen Habermas and Karl-Otto Apel, and it is representative both of recent attempts to bridge the gap between Continental and Anglo-American philosophy and of the turn to language that has characterized much of recent philosophy.The Communicative Ethics Controversy illustrates philosophical dialogue in action, moving from theses to counterarguments to rejoinders. Theoretical statements by Habermas, Apel, and two of their leading students, Dietrich B�hler and Robert Alexy, are followed by a series of five arguments by their leading critics, who represent viewpoints ranging from Kantian idealism to Wittgensteinian ordinary-language theory. Fred Dallmayr's introduction and Seyla Benhabib's incisive conclusion place the debate in perspective, bringing it up to date and relating it to the Anglo-American context.Seyla Benhabib is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. Fred Dallmayr is Packey Dee Professor of Government at the University of Notre Dame.Contributors: Robert Alexy. Karl-Otto Apel. Seyla Benhabib. Dietrich Bohler. Jurgen Habermas. Otfried Hoffe. KarlHeinz Ilting. Hermann Lubbe. Herbert Schnadelbach. Albrecht Wellmer.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy Seyla Benhabib
Publisher: MIT Press
Release: 1990
File: 378 Pages
ISBN-13: 0262521520

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The second edition of this comprehensive reference is a collection of 78 articles that examine the social aspects of computerization from a variety of perspectives. Fields represented include computer science, information systems, management, journalism, psychology, law, library science, and sociology.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Rob Kling
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Release: 1996
File: 961 Pages
ISBN-13: 0124150403

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