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PROPHETIC PREACHING (P)

PROPHETIC PREACHING (P)

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Where have all the prophets gone? And why do preachers seem to shy away from prophetic witness? Astute preacher Leonora Tisdale considers these vexing questions while providing guidance and encouragement to pastors who want to recommit themselves to the task of prophetic witness. With a keen sensitivity to pastoral contexts, Tisdale's work is full of helpful suggestions and examples to help pastors structure and preach prophetic sermons, considered by many to be one of the most difficult tasks pastors are called to undertake.

PROPHETIC REFLECTIONS: NOTES ON RACE AND POWER IN AMERICA

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Prophetic Thought in Postmodern Times

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PROTESTANT REFORMATION (P)

PROTESTANT REFORMATION (P)

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"Many basic questions surround the Reformation. What were its causes? Was it precipitated by the Zeitgeist prevailing in Europe, so that there would have been a religious upheaval even if Luther or Zwingli had died in their cradles? Was the Reformation an authentically religious phenomenon, or the result of certain political, social, or economic developments? Was it 'medievil' or 'modern' in its orientation? What was the teaching of the Reformers? What was the significance of the Reformation? The measure of scholarly agreement with respect to these questions differs; far from offering definitive answers, we can here only call attention to their persistent presence....

"When the reformers who had first ventured a new interpretation of the gospel had passed from the scene, the question which had haunted the Reformation from its very inception--where is truth?--was still contested by the proponents of the old and the new faith. But one fact was beyond dispute: Western Christendom was tragically divided...into no less than five [religious factions]....Though these divisions were the result of intense religious conviction, they could not help but lessen the intensity of religious belief in Europe. The Reformation of the sixteenth century was the last period in the history of Western civilization when men were preoccupied with religion, argued it, fought and even died for it. Its consequences are still with us." --Hans J. Hillerbrand

Psalms of My Heart

Psalms of My Heart

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Christine Browning shares her personal story of recovery from sexual abuse through this lovely book of poems which are written patterned after the Psalms in scripture. She shares about salvation, days of lament, and her experiences of redemption.

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING

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Ensure you have a solid understanding of community and public health nursing with this industry standard text! Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community, 10th Edition provides up-to-date information on issues such as infectious diseases, natural and man-made disasters, and healthcare policies affecting individuals, families, and communities. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect current data, issues, trends and practices presented in an easy-to-understand, accessible format. Additionally, real-life scenarios show examples of health promotion and public health interventions. Ideal for BSN and Advanced Practice Nursing programs, this comprehensive, bestselling text will provide you with a greater understanding of public health nursing!

  • Focus on Quality and Safety Education for Nurses boxes
  • give examples of how quality and safety goals, knowledge, competencies and skills, and attitudes can be applied to nursing practice in the community.
  • Healthy People boxes highlight goals and objectives for?promoting the nation's health and wellness over the next decade.
  • Linking Content to Practice boxes provide examples of the nurse's role in caring for individuals, families, and populations in community health settings.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate the use and application of the latest research findings in public/community health nursing.
  • UNIQUE! Separate chapters on healthy cities, the Intervention Wheel, and nursing centers describe different approaches to community health initiatives.
  • Levels of Prevention boxes identify specific nursing interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.
  • End-of-chapter Practice Application scenarios, Key Points, and Clinical Decision-Making activities promote application and in-depth understanding of chapter content.
  • UPDATED Content and figures reflect current data, issues, trends, and practices.
  • How To boxes provide you with practical application practice.
  • NEW! Check Your Practice boxes
  • added throughout feature scenarios and discussion questions to promote active learning.
    PUBLIC RELATIONS (W/OUT ACCESS CODE)

    PUBLIC RELATIONS (W/OUT ACCESS CODE)

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    Updated in a 10th edition, "Public Relations: Strategies and Tactics, Tenth Edition, "clearly explains to students the basic concepts, strategies, and tactics of today s public relations practice. This comprehensivetext is grounded in scholarship and includes references to landmark studies and time-honored public relations techniques. The tenth edition emphasizes the application of the Internet and social media for programs and campaigns. "
    PUBLICATION MANUAL

    PUBLICATION MANUAL

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    A WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER - The new 2020 copyright release of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition includes three different formats -- spiral and tabbed, paperback, and hardcover, all of which are full-color. It is the official source for APA Style. With millions of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, it is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields.

    Known for its authoritative, easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, language, and tone that will result in powerful, concise, and elegant scholarly communication. It guides users through the scholarly writing process--from the ethics of authorship to reporting research through publication. The seventh edition is an indispensable resource for students and professionals to achieve excellence in writing and make an impact with their work.

    New to This Edition:

  • resources for students on writing and formatting annotated bibliographies, response papers, and other student papers as well as guidelines on citing course materials
  • sample papers for both professional authors and student writers
  • new chapters on journal article reporting standards, bias-free language guidelines, and legal references
  • more than 100 new reference examples covering periodicals, books, audiovisual media, social media, webpages and websites, and other resources
  • more than 40 new sample tables and figures
  • guidelines that support accessibility for all users, including simplified reference, in-text citation, and heading formats as well as additional font options
  • PUBLICATION MANUAL

    PUBLICATION MANUAL

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    A WALL STREET JOURNAL AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER - The new 2020 copyright release of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition includes three different formats -- spiral and tabbed, paperback, and hardcover, all of which are full-color. It is the official source for APA Style. With millions of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, it is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields.

    Known for its authoritative, easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, language, and tone that will result in powerful, concise, and elegant scholarly communication. It guides users through the scholarly writing process--from the ethics of authorship to reporting research through publication. The seventh edition is an indispensable resource for students and professionals to achieve excellence in writing and make an impact with their work.

    New to This Edition:

  • resources for students on writing and formatting annotated bibliographies, response papers, and other student papers as well as guidelines on citing course materials
  • sample papers for both professional authors and student writers
  • new chapters on journal article reporting standards, bias-free language guidelines, and legal references
  • more than 100 new reference examples covering periodicals, books, audiovisual media, social media, webpages and websites, and other resources
  • more than 40 new sample tables and figures
  • guidelines that support accessibility for all users, including simplified reference, in-text citation, and heading formats as well as additional font options
  • PURITAN DILEMMA (P)

    PURITAN DILEMMA (P)

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    Caught between the ideals of God's Law and the practical needs of the people, John Winthrop walked a line few could tread. In every aspect of our society today we see the workings of the tension between individual freedom and the demands of authority. Here is the story of the people that brought this idea to our shores: the Puritans. Edmund Morgan relates the hardships and triumphs of the Puritan movement through this vivid account of its most influential leader, John Winthrop. The titles in the Library of American Biography Series make ideal supplements for American History Survey courses or other courses in American history where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each interpretive biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.
    PURLOINED POE (P)

    PURLOINED POE (P)

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    Jacques Lacan's seminar on "The Purloined Letter" at once challenged literary theorists and revealed a radically new conception of psychoanalysis. His far-reaching claims about language and truth provoked a vigorous critique by Jacques Derrida, whose essay in turn has spawned further responses from Barbara Johnson, Jane Gallop, Irene Harvey, Norman Holland, and others.

    Pursuing an Earthy Spirituality: C. S. Lewis and Incarnational Faith

    Pursuing an Earthy Spirituality: C. S. Lewis and Incarnational Faith

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    "Red beef and strong beer" was how C. S. Lewis described his education under one of his early tutors. It was, in other words, a substantial education that engaged deeply with the intellectual tradition and challenged him to grow. Gary Selby sees Lewis's expression as an indication of the kind of transformation that is both possible and necessary for the Christian faith, and he contends that spiritual formation comes about not by retreating from the physical world but through deeper engagement with it. By considering themes such as our human embodiment, our sense of awareness in our everyday experiences, and the role of our human agency--all while engaging with the writings of Lewis, who himself enjoyed food, drink, laughter, and good conversation--Selby demonstrates that an earthy spirituality can be a robust spirituality.
    PYGMALION (P)

    PYGMALION (P)

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    When George Bernard Shaw wrote "Pygmalion" more than a half century ago, it seemed unlikely that his little play would eventually be converted into one of the great musicals of our time, "My Fair Lady," and a motion picture that captured numerous Academy Awards. Yet such popularity should not have been surprising since succeeding generations of readers and playgoers find continual relevance in the story of a speech therapist who successfully converts an untutored flower girl into a darling of high society. The extraordinary wit of the master dramatist of the twentieth century has not lost its sharp edge as it cuts away at the artificially of class distinctions and the callousness of indifference to human worth.
    QBQ!: QUESTION BEHIND THE QUESTION

    QBQ!: QUESTION BEHIND THE QUESTION

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    The lack of personal accountability is a problem that has resulted in an epidemic of blame, victim thinking, complaining, and procrastination. No organization--or individual--can successfully compete in the marketplace, achieve goals and objectives, provide outstanding service, engage in exceptional teamwork, or develop people without personal accountability.

    John G. Miller believes that the troubles that plague organizations cannot be solved by pointing fingers and blaming others. Rather, the real solutions are found when each of us recognizes the power of personal accountability. In QBQ! The Question Behind the Question(R), Miller explains how negative, ill-focused questions like "Why do we have to go through all this change?" and "Who dropped the ball?" represent a lack of personal accountability. Conversely, when we ask better questions--QBQs--such as "What can I do to contribute?" or "How can I help solve the problem?" our lives and our organizations are transformed.


    THE QBQ! PROMISE

    This remarkable and timely book provides a practical method for putting personal accountability into daily actions, with astonishing results: problems are solved, internal barriers come down, service improves, teams thrive, and people adapt to change more quickly. QBQ! is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to learn, grow, and change. Using this tool, each of us can add tremendous worth to our organizations and to our lives by eliminating blame, victim-thinking, and procrastination.


    QBQ! was written more than a decade ago and has helped countless readers practice personal accountability at work and at home. This version features a new foreword, revisions and new material throughout, and a section of FAQs that the author has received over the years.

    QUALITATIVE RESEARCH (P)

    QUALITATIVE RESEARCH (P)

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    The Association of Theological Schools states, The purpose of the Doctor of Ministry degree is to enhance the practice of ministry for persons who hold the MDiv degree and have engaged in ministerial leadership. The goals an institution adopts for the DMin should include an advanced understanding of the nature and purposes of ministry, enhanced competencies in pastoral analysis and ministerial skills, the integration of these dimensions into the theologically reflective practice of ministry, new knowledge about the practice of ministry, and continued growth in spiritual maturity . . . The program shall include the design and completion of a written doctoral-level project that addresses both the nature and the practice of ministry. The project should be of sufficient quality that it contributes to the practice of ministry as judged by professional standards and has the potential for application in other contexts of ministry. Doctor of Ministry projects are a type of participatory action research that introduces an intervention in order to provide ministerial leadership for the transformation of the organization. The intent of Qualitative Research: A Multi-Methods Approach for Doctor of Ministry Projects is to provide the fundamentals of qualitative research so that significant projects and theses emerge. "Finally! A much-needed resource for Doctor of Ministry programs, this comprehensive text offers a detailed account of the components and purpose of Doctor of Ministry projects . . . His attention to forming mature theological thinkers and critically reflexive researcher-practitioners has the power to enhance the quality and credibility of Doctor of Ministry research projects. Sensing's clarity of thought, purpose, and writing style make this text an excellent resource for both students and faculty." --Lorraine Ste-Marie Assistant Professor on the Faculty of Human Sciences Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario "In this volume Dr. Sensing clearly and thoughtfully lays out the process for developing and writing a Doctor of Ministry project thesis. The book focuses primarily on various qualitative research methodologies describing them and giving specific examples of their use. The multi-methods approach he takes allows for both the flexibility and the rigor necessary to produce a quality thesis. Sensing is committed to projects that are grounded in solid theological foundations and implemented in local ministry contexts. This is a must read book for DMin students and advisers." --Dave Bland Professor of Homiletics Harding University School of Theology "Tim Sensing has written a major textbook for every seminary's Doctor of Ministry program. Appreciating the strengths and limitations of these programs, Sensing offers a guide and sourcebook for students in designing and writing their project theses. Equally important is his approach to the degree and project in which the student is a practical theologian engaging theology as a communal, formative, critical, and public activity. The church desperately needs quality doctoral work producing rigorous research that contributes to the practice of ministry. Those who share this goal have a valuable new resource." --Lovett H. Weems Jr. Distinguished Professor of Church Leadership Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC Tim Sensing (DMin, PhD) is the Director of Academic Services and Professor of Homiletics at the Graduate School of Theology located on the campus of Abilene Christian University. Tim has taught research methodologies for the Doctor of Ministry program since 1999.

    QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS SOL MAN

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    QUARKS, CHAOS & CHRISTIANITY (P)

    QUARKS, CHAOS & CHRISTIANITY (P)

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    Templeton Award winner and theoretical physicist John Polkinghorne explores the gap between science and religion. "Do we have to choose between the scientific and religious views of the world, or are they complementary understandings that give us a fuller picture than either on their own would provide?" Quarks, Chaos, & Christianity shows the ways that both science and religion point to something greater than ourselves. Topics include: chaos theory; evolution; miracles; cosmology; guest for God; how God answers prayer; our human nature; religious fact and opinion; scientists and prayer.
    Quentin U. Quackenbush Celebrates Q and U

    Quentin U. Quackenbush Celebrates Q and U

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    Join Quentin U. Quackenbush, our quirky and quixotic minister, as he celebrates the coming together of Mr. Q (with "curly Q" horns!) and the lovely Miss U (as shy a ewe as ever there was!) in the bonds of alphabetic matrimony! And along the way enjoy his quest to quote as many Qu words as possible. There's even a quiz at the end! What the English language has joined together, let no misspelling undo!
    QUESTIONING GENDER

    QUESTIONING GENDER

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    Questioning Gender: A Sociological Exploration serves as a point-of-departure for productive conversations and questions about gender and as a resource for exploring answers to many of those questions. Rather than providing definitive answers, this book takes a global approach and aims to challenge readers' preconceptions about gender and to demonstrate how gender as a system creates and reinforces inequality. Author Robyn Ryle uses both historical and cross-cultural approaches to help readers understand the socially constructed nature of gender. With a focus on contemporary topics, including the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment in the workplace, and the gender wage gap, readers will be prompted to think critically about past, present, and future gender-related issues.
    QUESTIONING GENDER (P)

    QUESTIONING GENDER (P)

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    With content organized around big questions about gender, Questioning Gender: A Sociological Exploration serves as a point-of-departure for conversations about gender, and as a resource for exploring answers to many of those questions. Rather than providing definitive answers, this unique book exposes readers to new material that will lead them to question their assumptions.

    QUESTIONING GENDER (P)

    QUESTIONING GENDER (P)

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    Rather than providing definitive answers about gender, this unique book exposes readers to new material that will lead them to question their assumptions. The author uses both historical and cross-cultural approaches--as well as a focus on intersectionality and transgender issues--to help students understand the socially-constructed nature of gender. Debunking ideas of what is normal and abnormal, this provocative book explores the core theories and topics of the course, including the gender of sexuality, the gender of friendship and dating, the gender of media and popular culture, and the gender of politics and power.
    QUICK & EASY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

    QUICK & EASY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

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    Learn to read, write, and speak in medical terms in no time! Ideal for one-semester courses and self-study, Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 9th Edition covers disorders, diagnosis, and treatment with a strong focus on anatomy. This clear, concise text presents small bits of information followed immediately by a test for comprehension using a combination of programmed and traditional review questions. The ninth edition includes new medical reports with review exercises that are similar to those seen in the clinical setting, plus help from the companion Evolve site, Quick & Easy Medical Terminology gives you simple tools for good communication in the health care environment.

  • Brief explanations and a focus on basic word-building skills
  • make this text perfect for shorter, one- or two-credit medical terminology courses or self-study.
  • Programmed learning improves your comprehension by offering immediate feedback.
  • Review exercises integrated throughout lesson material enable you to test your knowledge and retention of material more frequently for quick reinforcement.
  • Medical reports with review exercises allows you to study terminology in documents similar to those seen in the clinical setting - and practice using terms in real-life situations.
  • Quick Tips located throughout the text provide fun facts and memory aids.
  • NEW! Health care reports with review exercises
  • allow study of terminology in documents similar to those seen in the clinical setting.
  • NEW and UPDATED! Terms, definitions, and procedures keep you up-to-date with oncology terminology and healthcare advances.
  • NEW! Photos and drawings illustrate difficult terms and procedures more clearly and consistently throughout the text.
  • NEW! Fully accessible Evolve student assets include games, activities, audio, and more offer additional opportunities to quickly gauge strong and weak areas in a fun, interactive environment.
  • QUICK REFERENCE TO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (W/CD) (P)

    QUICK REFERENCE TO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (W/CD) (P)

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    RACE, CLASS & GENDER

    RACE, CLASS & GENDER

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    Timely, relevant and extremely student-friendly, Andersen/Hill Collins' RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER: INTERSECTIONS AND INEQUALITIES, 10th edition, equips you with a multidimensional perspective on today's social issues. Written by two leading authorities in the field, this classic anthology uses a diverse collection of writings by a variety of scholars to demonstrate how the complex intersection of people's race, class, gender and sexuality shapes their experiences in U.S. society. Professors Andersen and Hill Collins begin each section with in-depth introductions to provide an analytical framework for understanding social inequality. Completely up-to-date, the readings cover current--and often controversial topics--including undocumented students, myths about immigrant crime, growing inequality, the role of social media in social movement mobilization, health care inequality and more.

    RACE, CLASS & GENDER IN THE UNITED STATES

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    At a time when issues of identity, diversity, and inequality are at their most complex and divisive--and very much on student's minds--Rothenberg's anthology is as of-the-moment, authoritative, and thought-provoking as ever. Now in a rigorously updated new edition, this longtime bestseller is again the ideal catalyst for sparking lively class discussions on variety of difficult subjects, helping students think critically about categories of race, class, gender and sexuality, and how they operate and interact in the U.S. today.


    The new edition features 46 new readings (see table of contents), including writings from the founders and leaders of key contemporary social movements (Tarana Burke on the metoo movement; Alicia Garza on Black Lives Matter; Chief Arvol Looking Horse on Standing Rock; and Gaby Pacheco on the Dreamers) and new foundational pieces of intersectional analysis from Kimberlé Crenshaw, Dorothy Allison, and Cherríe Moraga. This edition also features new pedagogy designed specifically to help students make connections across topics, identify key ideas, and understand the context of each selection.


    RAGING WITH COMPASSION (P)

    RAGING WITH COMPASSION (P)

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    Can we defend God's love, goodness, and power in a world scarred by violence and suffering? Do we need to? Traditional attempts to explain the problem of evil have mostly seen it as a philosophical and theological task. In this book John Swinton reminds readers that the experience of evil and suffering precedes pontification on its origin. Raging with Compassion seeks to inspire fresh Christian responses and modes of practice in our broken, fallen world.
    RAISIN IN THE SUN (PLAY) (P)

    RAISIN IN THE SUN (PLAY) (P)

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    "Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage," observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959.

    Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago connected profoundly with the psyche of black America--and changed American theater forever. The play's title comes from a line in Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem," which warns that a dream deferred might "dry up/like a raisin in the sun."

    "The events of every passing year add resonance to A Raisin in the Sun," said The New York Times. "It is as if history is conspiring to make the play a classic." This Modern Library edition presents the fully restored, uncut version of Hansberry's landmark work with an introduction by Robert Nemiroff.

    READING KOINE GREEK

    READING KOINE GREEK

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    This in-depth yet student-friendly introduction to Koine Greek provides a full grounding in Greek grammar, while starting to build skill in the use of exegetical tools. The approach, informed by twenty-five years of classroom teaching, emphasizes reading Greek for comprehension as opposed to merely translating it. The workbook is integrated into the textbook, with exercises appearing within each chapter rather than pushed to the end or located in a separate book. This enables students to practice concepts as they encounter them in the chapter--ideal for distance learning or studying beyond the traditional classroom. The book covers not only New Testament Greek but also the wider range of Bible-related Greek (LXX and other Koine texts). It introduces students to reference tools for biblical Greek, includes tips on learning, and is supplemented by robust web-based resources through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources. Resources for students include flash cards and audio files. Resources for professors include a test bank and an instructor's manual.
    Reading Mark's Christology Under Caesar: Jesus the Messiah and Roman Imperial Ideology

    Reading Mark's Christology Under Caesar: Jesus the Messiah and Roman Imperial Ideology

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    The Gospel of Mark has been studied from multiple angles using many methods. But often there remains a sense that something is wanting, that the full picture of Mark's Gospel lacks some background circuitry that would light up the whole. Adam Winn finds a clue in the cataclysmic destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in AD 70. For Jews and Christians it was an apocalyptic moment. The gods of Rome seemed to have conquered the God of the Jews. Could it be that Mark wrote his Gospel in response to Roman imperial propaganda surrounding this event? Could a messiah crucified by Rome really be God's Son appointed to rule the world? Winn considers how Mark might have been read by Christians in Rome in the aftermath of the fall of Jerusalem. He introduces us to the propaganda of the Flavian emperors and excavates the Markan text for themes that address the Roman imperial setting. We discover an intriguing first-century response to the question "Christ or Caesar?"

    READING, UNDERSTANDING, APPLYING NURSING RESEARCH (W/ACC

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    Covers all of the steps of the research process for specific disciplines. Develops the skills to evaluate problem and purpose statements critically and analyze the parts of a study to determine the validity of the findings. Discusses the specific statistical procedures used to answer various research questions and/or hypotheses. Examines randomized clinical trials as a methodological 'gold standard' and explains why other types of design are so often necessary in nursing research.
    READINGS IN CHRISTIAN THOUGHT (P)

    READINGS IN CHRISTIAN THOUGHT (P)

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    Illuminates the history and development of Christian thought by offering selections from the writings of 55 great Christian theologians. The volume includes substantial excerpts from notable women theologians and from black and liberation perspectives, plus a new section from deceased theologians such as Thomas Merton, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Karl Rahner. Each passage is prefaced by detailed introductory comments on the life and thought of each theologian and the significance of his/her work.

    READINGS IN SOPHOMORE HUMANITIES (2017)

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    READINGS IN WORLD CHRISTIAN HISTORY (V1) (P)

    READINGS IN WORLD CHRISTIAN HISTORY (V1) (P)

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    This companion to "History of the World Christian Movement explores how varied and multi-cultural Christian origins and history really are.
    REAL RELATIONSHIPS (P)

    REAL RELATIONSHIPS (P)

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    In this updated edition of their bestselling book, Relationships, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott dig below the surface to the depths of human interactions, offering expert advice and practical tools for improving the most important aspect of human life: relationships. Designed for college students, young adults, singles, and dating couples, this cutting-edge book teaches the basics of healthy relationships, including friendship, dating, sexuality, and relating to God. Newly updated and expanded to include the latest research on relationship building and vital information on social networking, it provides readers with proven tools for making bad relationships better and good relationships great. Real Relationships is filled with thought-provoking questions and links to its separate workbook. The workbook--integral to getting the most out of Real Relationships--contains dozens of self-tests and assessments that will help readers determine their relational readiness, the health of the home they grew up in, their understanding of gender differences, and much more. Real Relationships and the Real Relationships Workbook furnish an honest and timely guide to forming the rich relationships that are life's greatest treasure.
    REAL SEX (P)

    REAL SEX (P)

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    SEX. Splashed across magazine covers, billboards, and computer screens--sex is casual, aggressive, and absolutely everywhere. And everybody's doing it, right?

    In Real Sex, heralded young author Lauren F. Winner speaks candidly to Christians about the difficulty--and the importance--of sexual chastity. With honesty and wit, she talks about her struggle to live a celibate life. Never dodging tough terms like "confession" and "sin," Winner grounds her discussion of chastity first and foremost in Scripture. She confronts cultural lies about sex and challenges how we talk about sex in church. Her biblically grounded observations and suggestions will be especially valuable to unmarried Christians struggling with the sexual mania of today's culture.

    Real Sex is essential reading for Christians grappling with chastity and a valuable tool for pastors.



    RECONCILING ALL THINGS (P)

    RECONCILING ALL THINGS (P)

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  • 2009 Christianity Today Book Award winner
  • Our world is broken and cries out for reconciliation. But mere conflict resolution and peacemaking are not enough. What makes real reconciliation possible? How is it that some people are able to forgive the most horrendous of evils? And what role does God play in these stories? Does reconciliation make any sense apart from the biblical story of redemption? Secular models of peacemaking are insufficient. And the church has not always fulfilled its call to be agents of reconciliation in the world. In Reconciling All Things Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice, codirectors of the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School, cast a comprehensive vision for reconciliation that is biblical, transformative, holistic and global. They draw on the resources of the Christian story, including their own individual experiences in Uganda and Mississippi, to bring solid, theological reflection to bear on the work of reconciling individuals, groups and societies. They recover distinctively Christian practices that will help the church be both a sign and an agent of God's reconciling love in the fragmented world of the twenty-first century. This powerful, concise book lays the philosophical foundations for reconciliation and explores what it means to pursue hope in areas of brokenness in theory and practice.
    REFORMATION COMMENTARY ON SCRIPTURE: JOHN 1-12

    REFORMATION COMMENTARY ON SCRIPTURE: JOHN 1-12

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  • Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (New Testament Commentaries)
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    This comprehensive narrative account of religion in America from 1607 through the present depicts the religious life of the American people within the context of American society. It addresses topics spanning from the European/Puritan origins of American religious thought, encompassing the ramifications of the "Great Awakening" and the effect of nationhood on religious practice, and extending through to the shifting religious configuration of the late 20th century.
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    Synopsis: Spanning various regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, the authors of this volume come together to explore the complex relationship between religion and democracy in contemporary Africa. As a result of the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Soviet Union, many African countries have come to the realization, however partial, that political and social change is inevitable in spite of government heavy-handedness and threats. It has also become evident that no political system that refuses to permit freedom of political expression and alternative systems of governance could continue to be sustained. It is in precisely this political climate that religious institutions have collaborated with other elements of civil society to call for political reforms, with the church often becoming the prominent voice against oppressive governments in countries such as Kenya and South Africa. It is the purpose of this book to assess how religion shapes political issues and to what extent religious forces influence the civil society. By acknowledging the role of the civil society, the essays recognize the resilience that comes out of Africa even when the sociopolitical situation seems unbearable. Endorsers: "This book is unprecedented and a major intellectual contribution. No one, in any academic field or government position, can be considered serious about Africa today if they have not read this book. This is one we have been waiting for!" --Dwight N. Hopkins Professor of Theology University of Chicago "This book is an effort by a series of scholars in religious studies to explore the role that religion has played, plays today, and can play in Africa. Though different studies touch on the positive and negative roles religion has played, the most important theme is a belief that religious communities are a major part of civil society and that religion can play an important role in dealing with many problems faced by African states." --Martin Klein University of Toronto Editor Biography: Samuel K. Elolia is a Professor of Christian Doctrine and World Christianity at Emmanuel School of Religion in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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    In Renewing Christian Unity, scholars Mark G. Toulouse, Gary Holloway, and Douglas A. Foster collaborate to provide an overview of the history of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) that will serve all readers by giving a brief, authoritative introduction to this important American denomination.

    Throughout its history, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has been known for its commitment to Christian unity. The context for unity in the twenty-first century, however, is considerably different than it was in the nineteenth century. Renewing Christian Unityprovides a brief history of the Disciples and their unwavering but ever-adapting commitment to the unity of the church. Their story is one of both continuity and change. Disciples remain as those who are uncomfortable with denominationalism.

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    Alexander Campbell once declared, "We . . . should hang our Sectarian trumpets in the hall and study ecclesiastic wars no more." Disciples have not always succeeded in meeting that expectation, but they do possess a history marked by an earnest desire to seek a renewal of Christian unity in the life of the church. In this book, readers will learn more about this significant group of churches, which has shaped the landscape of American Christianity.

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    The Requiem was not only one of Mozart's most inspired works, it was one of his last. It was commissioned in the summer of 1791 to memorialize the deceased wife of Count Walsegg-Stuppach, an amateur musician who was in the habit of ordering works from composers and presenting them as his own compositions. But his dubious patronage arrived only weeks before the rapid decline in Mozart's health that would end in the composer's death by the year's end. At the invitation of Mozart's widow, one of the master's pupils worked from oral instructions and sketches to finish the nearly completed work.
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    Research Methods in Physical Activity, Seventh Edition, systematically guides students through the research process, introducing methods and tools specifically for kinesiology and exercise science disciplines, including the subdisciplines of physical therapy, rehabilitation, and occupational therapy. The seventh edition leads students and novice researchers to research competency with the distinctive humor that has become a trademark of this internationally recognized text.

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    - Updated information and techniques for electronic searches to ensure students use best research practices

    - New information on meta-analysis and the benefits of journal-style writing that teach readers to evaluate and prepare data for scholarly journals and publication

    - Special attention to ethical issues to help readers understand the regulations involved in using human and animal subjects

    - New information on logistic regression that aids in the understanding of complex ideas

    - Further explanation of qualitative and mixed-methods research approaches, in addition to quantitative approaches, to ensure readers use the most appropriate methodology for their research

    The content of the seventh edition maintains and expands upon the logical content progression that has made Research Methods in Physical Activity the leading text in the field.

    Part I presents an overview of the research process, including problem development, preparation of the research plan, and understanding ethical issues in research and writing. Part II introduces statistical and measurement issues in research, and part III presents various types of or approaches to research and methodology from expert researchers in the field. Part IV includes a writing guide for result findings and details how to develop and organize research papers and presentations. Statistical tables and guides are available in the appendix.

    To aid instructors, Research Methods in Physical Activity, Seventh Edition, includes a suite of ancillary materials featuring an instructor guide, test package, an extra data set for instructors who wish to create specialized learning activities, and presentation package plus image bank.

    Research Methods in Physical Activity, Seventh Edition, instills in students the confidence to devise, collect, analyze, and present their research in a competent manner by systematically guiding them through the research process. It is an essential text for all emerging researchers in physical activity.

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    Compact and insightful. --New York Times Book Review Jack Larkin has retrieved the irretrievable; the intimate facts of everyday life that defined what people were really like.--American Heritage
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    Resilience is a crucial ingredient-perhaps the crucial ingredient-to a happy, healthy life. More than anything else, it's what determines how high we rise above what threatens to wear us down, from battling an illness, to bolstering a marriage, to carrying on after a national crisis. Everyone needs resilience, and now two expert psychologists share seven proven techniques for enhancing our capacity to weather even the cruelest setbacks.

    The science in The Resilience Factor takes an extraordinary leap from the research introduced in the bestselling Learned Optimism a decade ago. Just as hundreds of thousands of people were transformed by "flexible optimism," readers of this book will flourish, thanks to their enhanced ability to overcome obstacles of any kind. Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatté are seasoned resilience coaches and, through practical methods and vivid anecdotes, they prove that resilience is not just an ability that we're born with and need to survive, but a skill that anyone can learn and improve in order to thrive.

    Readers will first complete the Resilience Questionnaire to determine their own innate levels of resilience. Then, the system at the heart of The Resilience Factor will teach them to:

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    The beloved spiritual writer meditates on the parable of the prodigal son's return -- a powerful drama of fatherhood, filial duty, rivalry, and anger between brothers -- and its enduring lessons for Christianity.

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    This study edition contains the officially approved texts and rubrics for the following: Institutions of Readers and Acolytes; Ordination of Deacons, Priests, and Bishops; Rite of Religious Profession; Blessing of Persons: Abbot, Abbess; Consecrating to a life of Virginity; Rite of Commissioning Special Ministers of Holy Communion; Dedication of a Church and Altar. Appendices include: Reception of the Bishop in the Cathedral Church, Blessing of Pontifical Insignia, the Rite of the Blessing of Oils, the Rite of Consecrating the Chrism, Crowning of the Image of the Blessed Virgin.

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    This study edition contains the following: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Baptism of Children, Reception of Baptized Christian, Confirmation, Penance, Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist outside Mass, Marriage, Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum, and the Order of Christian Funerals.

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    First published in 1940, James Still's masterful novel has become a classic. It is the story, seen through the eyes of a boy, of three years in the life of his family and their kin. He sees his parents pulled between the meager farm with its sense of independence and the mining camp with its uncertain promise of material prosperity. In his world privation, violence, and death are part of everyday life, accepted and endured. Yet it is a world of dignity, love, and humor, of natural beauty which Still evokes in sharp, poetic images. No writer has caught more effectively the vividness of mountain speech or shown more honestly the trials and joys of mountain life.