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What has Christianity ever done for us? A lot more than you might think, as Nick Spencer reveals in this fresh exploration of our cultural origins. Looking at the big ideas that characterize the West, such as human dignity, the rule of law, human rights, science – and even, paradoxically, atheism and secularism – he traces the varied ways in which many of our present values grew up and flourished in distinctively Christian soil. Always alert to the tensions and the mess of history, and careful not to overstate the Christian role in shaping our present values, Spencer shows how a better awareness of what we owe to Christianity can help us as we face new cultural challenges.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Nick Spencer
Publisher: SPCK
Release: 2016-09-15
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780281075218

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Genre: Africa, West
Author: Adebayo Adedeji
Publisher:
Release: 1973*
File: 11 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:4098819

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"This book is a survey of the movie Western that covers its history from the early silent era to recent spins on the genre in films such as No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, True Grit, and Cowboys & Aliens. The authors provide fresh perspectives on landmark films such Stagecoach, Red River, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and The Wild Bunch, and they also pay tribute to many underappreciated Westerns including 3 Bad Men, The Wind, The Big Trail, Ruggles of Red Gap, Northwest Passage, The Westerner, The Furies, Jubal, and Comanche Station. The book explores major phases of the Western's development--silent era oaters, A-production classics of the 1930s and early 1940s, and the more psychologically complex presentations of the Westerner that emerged in the post-World War II period.. They examine various forms of genre-revival and genre-revisionism that have recurred over the past half-century, culminating especially in the masterworks of Clint Eastwood. Central themes of the book include the inner life of the Western hero, the importance of the natural landscape, the tension between myth and history, the depiction of the Native American, and the juxtaposing of comedy and tragedy"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Mary Lea Bandy
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2012-10-01
File: 330 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780520258662

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The first comprehensive synthesis on development and evolution: it applies to all aspects of development, at all levels of organization and in all organisms, taking advantage of modern findings on behavior, genetics, endocrinology, molecular biology, evolutionary theory and phylogenetics to show the connections between developmental mechanisms and evolutionary change. This book solves key problems that have impeded a definitive synthesis in the past. It uses new concepts and specific examples to show how to relate environmentally sensitive development to the genetic theory of adaptive evolution and to explain major patterns of change. In this book development includes not only embryology and the ontogeny of morphology, sometimes portrayed inadequately as governed by "regulatory genes," but also behavioral development and physiological adaptation, where plasticity is mediated by genetically complex mechanisms like hormones and learning. The book shows how the universal qualities of phenotypes--modular organization and plasticity--facilitate both integration and change. Here you will learn why it is wrong to describe organisms as genetically programmed; why environmental induction is likely to be more important in evolution than random mutation; and why it is crucial to consider both selection and developmental mechanism in explanations of adaptive evolution. This book satisfies the need for a truly general book on development, plasticity and evolution that applies to living organisms in all of their life stages and environments. Using an immense compendium of examples on many kinds of organisms, from viruses and bacteria to higher plants and animals, it shows how the phenotype is reorganized during evolution to produce novelties, and how alternative phenotypes occupy a pivotal role as a phase of evolution that fosters diversification and speeds change. The arguments of this book call for a new view of the major themes of evolutionary biology, as shown in chapters on gradualism, homology, environmental induction, speciation, radiation, macroevolution, punctuation, and the maintenance of sex. No other treatment of development and evolution since Darwin's offers such a comprehensive and critical discussion of the relevant issues. Developmental Plasticity and Evolution is designed for biologists interested in the development and evolution of behavior, life-history patterns, ecology, physiology, morphology and speciation. It will also appeal to evolutionary paleontologists, anthropologists, psychologists, and teachers of general biology.

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Genre: Science
Author: Mary Jane West-Eberhard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2003-03-13
File: 916 Pages
ISBN-13: 0198028563

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Genre: Correctionville (Iowa)
Author: William Ezekiel Leonard
Publisher:
Release: 1898
File: 61 Pages
ISBN-13: CHI:082947440

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Melvin B. Rahming
Publisher: Associated Faculty PressInc
Release: 1986
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015012082262

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'. . . this collection will be useful to economic and business historians in reminding them that capitalism is not a monolithic and unvarying economic system.' - Gail D. Triner, Business History 'Although so many collections of essays such as the one at hand are eclectic and boring, this is clearly an exception. The strength of the volume resides in the fact that it establishes a dialogue among all the authors on the roots of globalization and what the editors call "the precariousness of world markets".' - Francisco Louçã, Journal of Evolutionary Economics For much of the twentieth century, rivalry existed between centrally planned and capitalist solutions to the problems of economic stability and growth. This changed in the 1990s. In that same decade, the period of rapid growth of the Japanese economy came to an end and by the close of the century, the American model of capitalism was seen as the only possible option.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Geoffrey Martin Hodgson
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release: 2001-01-01
File: 206 Pages
ISBN-13: 1843761432

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The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory is the first comprehensive history of Western music theory to be published in the English language. A collaborative project by leading music theorists and historians, the volume traces the rich panorama of music-theoretical thought from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. Recognizing the variety and complexity of music theory as an historical subject, the volume has been organized within a flexible framework. Some chapters are defined chronologically within a restricted historical domain, whilst others are defined conceptually and span longer historical periods. Together the thirty-one chapters present a synthetic overview of the fascinating and complex subject that is historical music theory. Richly enhanced with illustrations, graphics, examples and cross-citations as well as being thoroughly indexed and supplemented by comprehensive bibliographies of the most important primary and secondary literature, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.

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Genre: Music
Author: Thomas Christensen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2006-04-20
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781316025482

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Genre: Canals
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1994
File: 153 Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:31951P00535013S

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Genre:
Author: Mertel E. Thompson
Publisher:
Release: 1976
File: 684 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:50442048

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