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              A Torch on the Riverbank
                

              A Torch on the Riverbank (Paperback)

              By Wakefield, Iain

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              History of Ramarama School with background information, exercises and staff and student reminiscences.

              ISBN 1022487
              Published NZ 20 Sep 2018
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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              To Cast the First Stone: The Transmission of a Gospel Story
               

              To Cast the First Stone: The Transmission of a Gospel Story (EPUB ebook)

              By Knust, Jennifer; Wasserman, Tommy

              The story of the woman taken in adultery features a dramatic confrontation between Jesus and the Pharisees over whether the adulteress should be stoned as the law commands. In response, Jesus famously states, "Let him who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." To C...ast the First Stone traces the history of this provocative story from its first appearance to its enduring presence today.Likely added to the Gospel of John in the third century, the passage is often held up by modern critics as an example of textual corruption by early Christian scribes and editors, yet a judgment of corruption obscures the warm embrace the story actually received. Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman trace the story's incorporation into Gospel books, liturgical practices, storytelling, and art, overturning the mistaken perception that it was either peripheral or suppressed, even in the Greek East. The authors also explore the story's many different meanings. Taken as an illustration of the expansiveness of Christ's mercy, the purported superiority of Christians over Jews, the necessity of penance, and more, this vivid episode has invited any number of creative receptions. This history reveals as much about the changing priorities of audiences, scribes, editors, and scholars as it does about an "original" text of John.To Cast the First Stone calls attention to significant shifts in Christian book cultures and the enduring impact of oral tradition on the preservation-and destabilization-of scripture.
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              ISBN 9780691184463
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              Released NZ 13 Nov 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better
               

              Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better (EPUB ebook)

              By Reich, Rob

              The troubling ethics and politics of philanthropyIs philanthropy, by its very nature, a threat to today's democracy? Though we may laud wealthy individuals who give away their money for society's benefit, Just Giving shows how such generosity not only isn't the unassailable good ...we think it to be but might also undermine democratic values and set back aspirations of justice. Big philanthropy is often an exercise of power, the conversion of private assets into public influence. And it is a form of power that is largely unaccountable, often perpetual, and lavishly tax-advantaged. The affluent-and their foundations-reap vast benefits even as they influence policy without accountability. And small philanthropy, or ordinary charitable giving, can be problematic as well. Charity, it turns out, does surprisingly little to provide for those in need and sometimes worsens inequality.These outcomes are shaped by the policies that define and structure philanthropy. When, how much, and to whom people give is influenced by laws governing everything from the creation of foundations and nonprofits to generous tax exemptions for donations of money and property. Rob Reich asks: What attitude and what policies should democracies have concerning individuals who give money away for public purposes? Philanthropy currently fails democracy in many ways, but Reich argues that it can be redeemed. Differentiating between individual philanthropy and private foundations, the aims of mass giving should be the decentralization of power in the production of public goods, such as the arts, education, and science. For foundations, the goal should be what Reich terms "discovery," or long-time-horizon innovations that enhance democratic experimentalism. Philanthropy, when properly structured, can play a crucial role in supporting a strong liberal democracy.Just Giving investigates the ethical and political dimensions of philanthropy and considers how giving might better support democratic values and p
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              ISBN 9780691184395
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              Released NZ 20 Nov 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              As a City on a Hill: The Story of America's Most Famous Lay Sermon
               

              As a City on a Hill: The Story of America's Most Famous Lay Sermon (EPUB ebook)

              By Rodgers, Daniel T.

              How an obscure Puritan sermon came to be seen as a founding document of American identity and exceptionalism"For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill," John Winthrop warned his fellow Puritans at New England's founding in 1630. More than three centuries later, ...Ronald Reagan remade that passage into a timeless celebration of American promise. How were Winthrop's long-forgotten words reinvented as a central statement of American identity and exceptionalism? In As a City on a Hill, leading American intellectual historian Daniel Rodgers tells the surprising story of one of the most celebrated documents in the canon of the American idea. In doing so, he brings to life the ideas Winthrop's text carried in its own time and the sharply different yearnings that have been attributed to it since.As a City on a Hill shows how much more malleable, more saturated with vulnerability, and less distinctly American Winthrop's "Model of Christian Charity" was than the document that twentieth-century Americans invented. Across almost four centuries, Rodgers traces striking shifts in the meaning of Winthrop's words-from Winthrop's own anxious reckoning with the scrutiny of the world, through Abraham Lincoln's haunting reference to this "almost chosen people," to the "city on a hill" that African Americans hoped to construct in Liberia, to the era of Donald Trump.As a City on a Hill reveals the circuitous, unexpected ways Winthrop's words came to lodge in American consciousness. At the same time, the book offers a probing reflection on how nationalism encourages the invention of "timeless" texts to straighten out the crooked realities of the past.
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              ISBN 9780691184371
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              Released NZ 13 Nov 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Theology and the Scientific Imagination: From the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century, Second Edition
               

              Theology and the Scientific Imagination: From the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century, Second Edition (EPUB ebook)

              By Funkenstein, Amos

              Theology and the Scientific Imagination is a pioneering work of intellectual history that transformed our understanding of the relationship between Christian theology and the development of science. Distinguished scholar Amos Funkenstein explores the metaphysical foundations of m...odern science and shows how, by the 1600s, theological and scientific thinking had become almost one. Major figures like Descartes, Leibniz, Newton, and others developed an unprecedented secular theology whose debt to medieval and scholastic thought shaped the trajectory of the scientific revolution. The book ends with Funkenstein's influential analysis of the seventeenth century's "unprecedented fusion" of scientific and religious language. Featuring a new foreword, Theology and the Scientific Imagination is a pathbreaking and classic work that remains a fundamental resource for historians and philosophers of science.
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              ISBN 9780691184265
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              Released NZ 13 Nov 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology
               

              Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology (EPUB ebook)

              By Cline, Eric H.; Illustrated by Fawkes, Glynnis

              In 1922, Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun's tomb for the first time, the only light coming from the candle in his outstretched hand. Urged to tell what he was seeing through the small opening he had cut in the door to the tomb, the Egyptologist famously replied, "I see wonde...rful things." Carter's fabulous discovery is just one of the many spellbinding stories told in Three Stones Make a Wall. Written by Eric Cline, an archaeologist with more than thirty seasons of excavation experience, this book traces the history of archaeology from an amateur pursuit to the cutting-edge science it is today by taking the reader on a tour of major archaeological sites and discoveries. Along the way, it addresses the questions archaeologists are asked most often: How do you know where to dig? How are excavations actually done? How do you know how old something is? Who gets to keep what is found? Taking readers from the pioneering digs of the eighteenth century to today's exciting new discoveries, Three Stones Make a Wall is a lively and essential introduction to the story of archaeology.
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              ISBN 9780691184258
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              Released NZ 6 Nov 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer: From Inner Emigration to the Moral Reconstruction of West Germany
               

              Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer: From Inner Emigration to the Moral Reconstruction of West Germany (EPUB ebook)

              By Berghahn, Volker R.

              The moral and political role of German journalists before, during, and after the Nazi dictatorshipJournalists between Hitler and Adenauer takes an in-depth look at German journalism from the late Weimar period through the postwar decades. Illuminating the roles played by journali...sts in the media metropolis of Hamburg, Volker Berghahn focuses on the lives and work of three remarkable individuals: Marion Countess Donhoff, distinguished editor of Die Zeit; Paul Sethe, "the grand old man of West German journalism"; and Hans Zehrer, editor in chief of Die Welt.All born before 1914, Donhoff, Sethe, and Zehrer witnessed the Weimar Republic's end and opposed Hitler. When the latter seized power in 1933, they were, like their fellow Germans, confronted with the difficult choice of entering exile, becoming part of the active resistance, or joining the Nazi Party. Instead, they followed a fourth path-"inner emigration"-psychologically distancing themselves from the regime, their writing falling into a gray zone between grudging collaboration and active resistance. During the war, Donhoff and Sethe had links to the 1944 conspiracy to kill Hitler, while Zehrer remained out of sight on a North Sea island. In the decades after 1945, all three became major figures in the West German media. Berghahn considers how these journalists and those who chose inner emigration interpreted Germany's horrific past and how they helped to morally and politically shape the reconstruction of the country.With fresh archival materials, Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer sheds essential light on the influential position of the German media in the mid-twentieth century and raises questions about modern journalism that remain topical today.
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              ISBN 9780691185071
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              Released NZ 20 Nov 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Setting the People Free: The Story of Democracy, Second Edition
               

              Setting the People Free: The Story of Democracy, Second Edition (EPUB ebook)

              By Dunn, John

              First paperback edition, with a new preface and conclusion --Title page verso.

              ISBN 9780691183916
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              Released NZ 13 Nov 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports
               

              Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports (PDF ebook – New Edition)

              By Smith, Jay M.; Willingham, Mary

              <span >In 2010 allegations of an utterly corrupt academic system for student-athletes emerged from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, home of the legendary Tar Heels. As the alma mater of Michael Jordan, Larry Brown, Marion Jones, Lawrence Taylor, Rashad McCa...nts, and many others; winner of forty national championships in six different sports; and a partner in one of the best rivalries in sports, 'UNC&ndash;Chapel Hill 'is a world-famous colossus of college athletics. In the wake of the Wainstein report, however, the fallout from this scandal&mdash;and the continuing spotlight on the failings of college athletics&mdash;has made the school ground zero in the debate 'about how the $16 billion college sports industry operates. Written by UNC 'professor of history Jay Smith and UNC athletics department whistleblower Mary Willingham, <span >Cheated<span > exposes the fraudulent inner workings of this famous university. For decades these internal systems have allowed woefully underprepared basketball and football players to take fake courses and earn 'devalued degrees from one of the nation&rsquo;s top universities while faculty and administrators looked the other way. 'In unbiased and carefully sourced detail, <span >Cheated<span > recounts 'the academic fraud in UNC&rsquo;s athletics department, even as university 'leaders focused on minimizing the damage in order to keep the billion-dollar college sports revenue machine functioning. Smith and Willingham make an impassioned argument that the "student-athletes" in these programs are being cheated out of what, after all, is 'promised them in the first place: a college education. ' '
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              Released NZ 15 Mar 2015
              Publisher University of New South Wales
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              Hit by Heaven
                

              Hit by Heaven (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Benin, Rachel

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              Hit by Heaven is the moving account of one woman re covering from tragedy and how she learned to see God in common, ordinary experiences. God, in turn, spoke to her in the language of her everyday life.

              ISBN 9781365313097
              Released NZ 28 Aug 2016
              Publisher Lulu.com
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