The Search For The Christian Doctrine Of God

Author: Richard Patrick Crosland Hanson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567030924
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First published in 1988, The Search for the Christian Doctrine of God is still considered by many scholars to be the finest work on the Arian Controversy. Examining scholarly works on the Controversy and many original texts, Professor Hanson, provides a clear understanding of how the traditional and historic doctrine of God as the Holy Trinity reached its most mature and enduring form. The author is not primarily concerned to defend the orthodox position itself, but rather to discover and examine the formation of that orthodoxy. The history of the events - the Councils, the interventions of the Emperor, the rivalries of sees, the behaviour of bishops, the varying fortunes of the different schools of thought and their leaders - is interwoven with the progression of thought and doctrine during the sixty years of the Controversy. Professor Hanson sees the problem of the reconciliation of two concepts which were both part of the very fabric of Christianity - monotheism and the worship of Jesus Christ as divine.

The Search For Al Qaeda

Author: Bruce Riedel
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815704522
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Al Qaeda is the most dangerous terrorist movement in history. Yet most people in the West know very little about it, or their view is clouded by misperceptions and half truths. This widely acclaimed book fills this gap with a comprehensive analysis of al Qaeda—the origins, leadership, ideology, and strategy of the terrorist network that brought down the Twin Towers and continues to threaten us today. Bruce Riedel draws on decades of insider experience—he was actually in the White House during the September 11 attacks—in profiling the four most important figures in the al Qaeda movement: Usama bin Laden, ideologue and spokesman Ayman Zawahiri, former leader of al Qaeda in Iraq Abu Musaib al Zarqawi (killed in 2006), and Mullah Omar, its Taliban host. These profiles provide the base from which Riedel delivers a much clearer understanding of al Qaeda and its goals, as well as what must be done to counter and defeat this most dangerous menace.

Liberty And The Search For Identity

Author: Iv n Zolt n D‚nes
Publisher: Central European University Press
ISBN: 9789637326448
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Liberalism was not only the first modern ideology, it was also the first secular movement to have an international presence. The scholarly articles in this collection, skillfully edited by Ivan Z. Denes, examine liberal ideas and movements from Scotland to the Ottoman Empire. The volume seeks to uncover and analyze various relationships between liberalisms and nationalisms, national identities and modernity concepts, nations and empires, nation-states and nationalities, traditions and modernities, images of the self and the others, modernization strategies and identity creations. This volume provides an important historical analysis that is essential toward understanding the questions and motivations of liberalism in the European Union today. This is, therefore, a timely contribution to both historiography and contemporary politics. From these studies we gain a number of important insights not only into the variety of liberal nationalisms, but also into the unity and diversity of European history.

The Search For Beauty In Islam

Author: Khaled Abou El Fadl
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742550940
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In this updated and expanded edition of The Search for Beauty in Islam, Abou El Fadl offers eye-opening and enlightening insights into the contemporary realities of the current state of Islam and the West. Through a "conference of the books," an imagined conference of Muslim intellects from centuries past, Abou El Fadl examines the ugliness that has come to plague Muslim realities and attempts to reclaim what he maintains is a core moral value in Islam-the value of beauty. Abou El Fadl argues that the rekindling of the forgotten value of beauty is essential for Muslims today to take back what has been lost to the fundamentalist forces that have denigrated their religion.

The Search For Aesthetic Meaning In The Visual Arts

Author: David Kenneth Holt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897897730
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Postmodern art theory is an anomaly in the history of art theory. It can be thought of as anti-aesthetic, and is, in part, based on questionable and unreflective premises, such as the ontological conclusions of a Kantian metaphysic. The author makes the argument that a new and less subjective art theory needs to incorporate the aesthetic tradition, as well as consider the visual arts as involved and concerned with the transendent and universal. Without such a theory in place, art as well as art education run the risk of being anti-aesthetic.

The Search

Author: Robert Mayer
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
ISBN: 1612320376
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Against the stark, sere landscape of New Mexico, acclaimed novelist Robert Mayer here creates a tantalizing thriller of suspense and surprise. Rivaling the best of John Le Carre and Graham Greene, THE SEARCH weaves an intricate web of twists and turns in a strangely chilling story of science, fate, and illusion-and one man's relentless pursuit of the inevitable but elusive truth.James Axel Rood, sometime photojournalist/sometime government snoop, is pondering the demise of his current romance when he learns that a message has come over the CB that sounds eerily like a young boy lost in the barren wilderness outside Santa Fe. When police can't locate the boy, a federal "official" calls with a directive to check out this "Little Billy," and Rood, goes to work only to be side tracked by the murder of an elderly Hispanic priest.The twisting trail Rood follows leads to a waitress living under an assumed name, to her look-alike cousin, finally to a darkness at the heart of the nation's defense system in the nuclear age. Or does it? 'In a labyrinth of false leads and sudden dead ends, Rood searches for the answer to the deadly riddle to Little Billy... and-like so many in the sterile world in which he moves-for a way to endure the shadow side of his own soul...

The Search

Author: Titia Ellis
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450252973
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A compelling story of an adopted womans search for her truth and a mother lost, found, and lost again. The Search is a poignant memoir of the reality of an adoptees life. I couldnt put it down. JOE SOLL, LCSW, PSYCHOTHERAPIST, AUTHOR OF ADOPTION HEALINGA PATH TO RECOVERY _ Titia Ellis remembers the exact moment her life changed forever. Her mother, still in her dressing gown, sat in the chair opposite five-year-old Titia and her older sister, twisting a handkerchief between her hands, while her father paced the floor behind her. Titias stomach rolled over as her mother announced, Daddy and I want to tell you something important about when you were born. As soon as she learns the story of her birth parents untimely deaths and her subsequent adoption, Titia realizes that her adoption is to be kept a secretnever to be discussed again out of fear of upsetting her mother. Wanting to be loved and to fit in, she obeys her parents wishesuntil a mid-life crisis shatters her illusion of being the perfect daughter, wife, and mother. As Titia chronicles her poignant journey to find her birth mother, she details how she jeopardizes her relationship with her adoptive parents and threatens the privacy of unsuspecting strangersall without any guarantee of a happy outcome. When Titia embarks on her quest to find her birth family, she immerses herself deep into her past, not knowing that what she discovers in the end will transform her entire life.

The Search For Ultimate Reality

Author: Dan Lioy
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820481210
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In analyzing the intertextuality between the Genesis and Johannine Prologues, Dr. Lioy maintains that both passages utilize polemical theology to refute distorted views of ultimate reality. Furthermore, he theorizes that the author of the Johannine Prologue deliberately reflected the structure and themes found in the Genesis Prologue to emphasize that the God-man, Jesus Christ, created all things and is a new (spiritual) beginning for all who believe in Him. Ultimate reality is found through faith in the Son.

Malebranche The Search After Truth

Author: Nicolas Malebranche
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521589956
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Distinguished translation of the major work by a figure of crucial importance to the Enlightenment.