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For some Western European legal systems the principle of good faith has proved central to the development of their law of contracts, while in others it has been marginalised or even rejected. This book surveys the use or neglect of good faith.

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Genre: Law
Author: Reinhard Zimmermann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2000-06-08
File: 720 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521771900

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Many Christians today feel overwhelmed as they try to live faithfully in a culture that seems increasingly hostile to their beliefs. Politics, marriage, sexuality, religious freedom--with an ever-growing list of contentious issues, believers find it harder than ever to hold on to their convictions while treating their friends, neighbors, coworkers, and even family members who disagree with respect and compassion. This isn't just a problem that affects individual Christians; if left unaddressed, the growing gap between the faithful and society's tolerance for public faith will have lasting consequences for the church in America. Now the bestselling authors of unChristian turn their data-driven insights toward the thorny question of how Christians talk with people they know and love about the most toxic issues of our day. They help today's disciples understand what they believe and why, and how to keep believing it without being judgmental and defensive. Readers will discover the most significant trends that offer both obstacles and opportunities to God's people, and how not only to challenge culture but to create and renew it for the common good. Perhaps most importantly, David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons invite fellow Christians to understand the heart behind opposing views and show them how to be loving, life-giving friends despite profound differences. This will be the go-to book for young adult and older believers who don't want to hide from culture but to engage and restore it.

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Genre: Religion
Author: David Kinnaman
Publisher: Baker Books
Release: 2016-02-23
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781493401482

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Determined to convict two Goth teens who brutally murdered a family in rural Tennessee, prosecutor Joe Dillard risks everything when he discovers that there was someone else involved in the killings--a woman named Natasha whom the teens refuse to implicate, fearing for their lives. Original.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Scott Pratt
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2009
File: 358 Pages
ISBN-13: 0451412729

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In many legal systems around the world, whether civilian or common law, the doctrine of good faith is recognised as one of the general principles of contract law. By contrast, English law has taken a different approach, relying on a number of specific doctrines aimed at securing fair dealing but eschewing any general principle of good faith in contract. In the light of recent good faith provisions - such as those found in the EC Directives on Commercial Agents and on Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts, as well as in the Lando Commission's 'Principles of European Contract Law' and the UNIDROIT 'Principles of International Commercial Contracts' - it is open to debate whether the English law of contract can, or indeed should, maintain its traditional approach. The purpose of the essays in this collection is to inform such a debate in two principal ways: first, by drawing out the competing conceptions (and concomitant credentials) of the idea of good faith in contract; and, secondly, by exploring the role of good faith in different contexts - for example, in the context of both consumer and commercial contracting, but also in the context of specific fields of contract law (such as insurance and financial services), particular patterns of doctrinal response to bad faith and unfair dealing and the various traditions of legal reasoning found around the world.

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Genre: Law
Author: Roger Brownsword
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
Release: 1999
File: 326 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105060397010

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Prominent atheists claim the Bible is a racist text. Yet Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. read it daily. Then again, so did many ardent segregationists. Some atheists claim religion serves to oppress the masses. Yet the classic text of the French Revolution, What is the Third Estate?, was written by a priest. On the other hand, the revolutionaries ended up banning religion. What do we make of religion’s confusing role in history? And what of religion’s relationship to science? Some scientists claim that we have no free will. Others argue that advances in neurobiology and physics disprove determinism. As for whispering to the universe, an absurd habit say the skeptics. Yet prayer is a transformative practice for millions. This book explores the most common atheist critiques of the Bible and religion, incorporating Jewish, Christian, and Muslim voices. The result is a fresh, modern re-evaluation of religion and of atheism. Scott A. Shay is a Co-Founder and Chairman of Signature Bank and a longstanding Jewish community activist. Shay started a Hebrew school, an adult educational program, and chaired several Jewish educational programs. He is the author of Getting our Groove Back: How to Energize American Jewry and has been thinking about religion, reason, and modernity since wondering why his parents sent him to Hebrew school.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Scott A. Shay
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Release: 2018-09-04
File: 950 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781682617939

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Discusses his book Satanic verses, and his life after its publication.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Viking Press
Release: 1990
File: 22 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106011652275

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How Wikipedia collaboration addresses the challenges of openness, consensus, and leadership in a historical pursuit for a universal encyclopedia.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Joseph Michael Reagle
Publisher: MIT Press
Release: 2010
File: 244 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780262014472

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In Good Faith is the first of a two-volume, accessible narrative history of America's involvement in Indochina, from the end of World War II to the Fall of Saigon in 1975. The books chart the course of America's engagement with the region, from its initially hesitant support for French Indochina through the advisory missions following the 1954 Geneva Accords, then on to the covert war promoted in the Kennedy years, the escalation to total war in the Johnson era, and finally to the liquidation of the American war under Nixon. Drawing on the latest research, unavailable to the authors of the classic Vietnam histories, In Good Faith tells the story from the Japanese surrender in 1945 through America's involvement in the French Indochina War and the initial advisory missions that followed. It describes how these missions gradually grew in both scope and scale, and how America became ever more committed to the region, especially following the Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964, which led to the first bombing missions over North Vietnam. It finishes at the climax of one of those operations, Rolling Thunder, and just prior to the first commitment of US ground forces to the war in Vietnam in the spring of 1965. Examining in depth both the events and the key figures of the conflict, this is a definitive new history of American engagement in Vietnam.

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Genre: History
Author: Sergio Miller
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2020-02-20
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781472838452

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Good faith is already a familiar concept in international commercial law and a recognised principle of substantive law in several major legal systems. In the United Kingdom,however, a role for good faith and, more fundamentally, the issue of whether or not there ought to be a general principle of good faith informing English and Scots contract and property law, are still matters for debate. This book, containing the papers delivered at the Symposium on Good Faith in Contract and Property Law held in Aberdeen University in October 1998, engages in that critical debate. While its central core reflects on good faith from the perspective of a mixed legal system (Scots Law), papers on good faith from an English and European perspective locate the debate, properly, within a broader jurisdictional context.

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Genre: Law
Author: ADM Forte
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Release: 1999
File: 211 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781841130477

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Annotation Explains why the Christian churches were among the first to publicly protest apartheid, and how they provided international support for the struggle against it. Pratt, the first coordinator of the Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility--one of Canada's leading anti-apartheid advocates for nearly 20 years--picks up where her previous book, "Investment in Oppression" (1973) left off, and continues through the end of apartheid. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Genre: History
Author: Renate Pratt
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Release: 1997-07-02
File: 366 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780889202801

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