The Encyclopedia Of The Gothic

Author: William Hughes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119064600
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Offering challenging insights into the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture, this wide-ranging and interdisciplinary work brings together a notable team of scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched. Comprises over 200 newly-commissioned essays by an impressive international team of scholars, whose expertise extends beyond Gothic literature to film, music, drama, art, and architecture Based on the successful two-volume reference work, this comprehensive and wide-ranging research is now available in an accessible single-volume paperback edition Explores relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that continue to define, shape, and inform this subject A-Z entries range from Angels and American Gothic, to Wilde and Witchcraft, creating the definitive reference guide to all aspects of this strange and wondrous genre

The Good Life

Author: Burton F. Porter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442272562
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Intended for use in the introduction to ethics course, The Good Life: Options in Ethics, Fifth Edition is designed to engage today's practical-minded student in more fundamental questions. The book ranges from ideals in living (the good) to contemporary moral problems (the right), exploring and analyzing both areas in order to stimulate deeper reflection. The first section of the book clears away the obstacles to pursuing ethical understanding - relativism, determinism, and egoism. Then traditional definitions of the good life are discussed, theories such as hedonism, self-realization, duty, evolutionism, religious ethics, and virtue ethic. The final section addresses today's social problems including abortion, euthanasia, animal welfare, capital punishment, and sexual morality. Provocative questions are raised throughout such as "Does mutual consent legitimize any behavior or are there actions we ought not to consent to?" "Are there better and worse ways for us to enjoy ourselves?" "If self-actualization is the ideal, then can we fault Atilla the Hun or Genghis Khan for realizing themselves?"

Determinism And Petitionary Prayer In John And The Dead Sea Scrolls

Author: Emmanuel O. Tukasi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567018385
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Tukasi explores the theme of the determinism as articulated in the Rule of the Community and the Fourth Gospel with the aim of uncovering the relevance of petitionary prayer within the framework of the determinism of each book. Chapter one sets out the background against which the themes of determinism and petition in 1QS and John should be understood. Chapter two explores the nature of the determinism in the 1QS. The determinism is cosmological, soteriological, and eschatological. Chapter three demonstrates that the contents of the petitions are in harmony with the determinism articulated in 1QS. In our study of the Fourth Gospel, chapter four demonstrates that the determinism in John is concerned with the predestination of certain people who are designated as "the given ones" of the Father. It also shows that the determinism of the Fourth Gospel is concerned with the mission of the Son. Chapter five analyzes the petitions in John against the background of Johannine determinism. It argues that the petitions are shaped by the determinism articulated in the text. The conclusion sums up the similarities and differences between John and 1QS in their expression of determinism and petitionary prayer, and draws attention to the implications on previous and future scholarship on the relationship between John and the Scrolls.

Fatalism

Author: Lk Collins
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ISBN: 9780578127729
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Alexa Schaefer has been through more pain and hurt in her life than your average twenty-eight year old. She protects her heart by controlling everything around her and living her life according to a strict set of rules. For years, she has lived behind a wall, not allowing anyone into her heart. That is, until she meets Vincent, a man she can't get out of her head no matter what she tells herself. On the outside, Vincent Mileski appears to be a confident, no nonsense attorney. A prodigy in the field of law, he has just won the biggest case of his career. Needing out of the spotlight, Vincent moves back to his home state of Colorado to get some time alone to heal from a previous betrayal. He hasn't had a woman turn his head in years, that is, until he meets Alexa. After only knowing her name and the sweet taste of her kiss, she is torn from his arms. Will fate bring these two back together, or will they spend an eternity searching?