Ancient Futures, 3rd Edition


Author: Helena Norberg-Hodge

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 0692864245

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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A moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or "Little Tibet," Ancient Futures is also a scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization. When Helena Norberg-Hodge first visited Ladakh in 1975, she found a pristine environment, a self-reliant economy and a people who exhibited a remarkable joie de vivre. But then came a tidal wave of economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, this remote Himalayan land has been transformed by outside markets and Western notions of "progress." As a direct result, a whole range of problems--from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide--have appeared for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, are neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the products of political and economic decisions--and those decisions can be changed. In a new Preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way for both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures--strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future. The book and a related film by the same title have, between them, been translated into more than 40 languages.

Ancient-Future Worship (Ancient-Future)

Proclaiming and Enacting God's Narrative


Author: Robert E. Webber

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441200686

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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With the many models of worship available, choosing a style to worship God can be a bit overwhelming. Is it better to go with traditional or contemporary models? Christians may find themselves asking how early believers worshiped and whether they can provide insight into how we should praise God today. Rooted in historical models and patristic church studies, Ancient-Future Worship examines how early Christian worship models can be applied to the postmodern church. Pastors and church leaders, as well as younger evangelical and emerging church groups, will find this last book in the respected Ancient-Future series an invaluable resource for authentic worship.

Ancient-Future Faith

Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World


Author: N.A

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 080106029X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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In a world marked by relativism, individualism, pluralism, and the transition from a modern to a postmodern worldview, evangelical Christians must find ways to re-present the historic faith. In his provocative new work, Ancient-Future Faith, Robert E. Webber contends that present-day evangelicalism is a product of modernity. Allegiance to modernity, he argues, must be relinquished to free evangelicals to become more consistently historic. Empowerment to function in our changing culture will be found by adapting the classical tradition to our postmodern time. Webber demonstrates the implications in the key areas of church, worship, spirituality, evangelism, nurture, and mission. Webber writes, The fundamental concern of Ancient-Future Faith is to find points of contact between classical Christianity and postmodern thought. Classical Christianity was shaped in a pagan and relativistic society much like our own. Classical Christianity was not an accommodation to paganism but an alternative practice of life. Christians in a postmodern world will succeed, not by watering down the faith, but by being a counter cultural community that invites people to be shaped by the story of Israel and Jesus. A substantial appendix explores the development of authority in the early church, an important issue for evangelicals in a society that shares many features with the Roman world of early Christians. Students, professors, pastors, and laypeople concerned with the churchs effective response to a postmodern world will benefit from this paradigmatic volume. Informative tables and extensive bibliographies enhance the books educational value. - Amazon

Islamic Banking and Finance in South-East Asia

Its Development and Future


Author: Angelo M Venardos

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814458961

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Islamic Banking and Finance in South-East Asia by Angelo M Venardos has been a “must read” since its first edition in 2005 and has already been translated to Arabic. Now in its 3rd edition, the book offers important updates you can look forward to, starting with the foundations of Islamic banking, developments and issues. The reader is then treated to a timely survey of Islamic banking in five South-east Asian countries. Most of these chapters have been completely revamped from the last edition. One additional chapter has been added on Islamic Succession Planning, which introduces an increasingly essential aspect of Muslim life — that of managing one's wealth now and in the afterlife. Whether you are new to the topic or a practitioner in the industry, you will appreciate the accessible way in which the book is written. According to the Asian Journal of Comparative Law, the book gives a broad overview yet “manages to achieve this in a rather slim volume while providing depth of analysis at the same time”. Contents:Islamic HistoryShari'ah Law and Islamic JurisprudenceIslamic Commerical LawIslamic Financial ProductsIssues and Challenges of Islamic Banking TodayIslam in South-East AsiaColonial Legacies: Islam and State Law in South-East AsiaMalaysia: A Leading Islamic Finance JurisdictionIndonesia: An Islamic Banking Giant AwakensLabuan: A Growing Niche in Islamic FinanceBrunei: Size Really Doesn't MatterSingapore: Small But SignificantAn Overview of Islamic Succession PlanningConclusion Readership: Investors; bankers; financial industry players; upper-level undergraduates and post graduate students in Islamic studies, banking and finance. Keywords:Islamic;Banking;Finance;South-East AsiaKey Features:The first book of its kind to explain to lay persons, Muslims and non-Muslims, the mystique surrounding Islamic banking and financeDepicts clearly how the market has developed in South-East AsiaProvides a timely survey of Islamic banking in five South-East Asian countriesReviews:“The book provides essential insights on the development of Islamic finance in South-east Asia. Its analysis of Islamic finance enables the reader to comprehend the growing importance of Islamic finance that transcends cultural and religious diversities within this region.”Dato' Dr Nik Norzrul Thani Chairman Zaid Ibrahim & Co “The author's timely update to his work reflects the increasing importance of Islamic finance in the world today and the significant role South-east Asia continues to play in its development. Angelo Venardos' insightful analysis provides a very helpful guide to understanding the salient building blocks of the industry and guides the reader towards what to expect in the future.”Daud Vicary Abdullah, CIFP Global Islamic Finance Leader Deloitte Corporate Advisory Services Sdn Bhd “The book is well researched, with materials well arranged and supported by research to ensure the book is easily understood by readers at all levels. The book has the potential to be a comprehensive reference for the research community in understanding the issues behind Islamic finance.”Dr Aimi Zulhazmi Abdul Rashid Managing Director Draz9 Advisory Services Bhd “Specialist in Shariah Incline Offshore Trusts” Review of the Second Edition: “… his insightful elucidation on the subject has nevertheless drawn widespread acclaim from critics all over the world. The first book of its kind to lay bare the mystique surrounding Islamic banking and finance, this highly-regarded book has even attracted interest from a leading Islamic university in the Middle East, an extraordinary feat considering he is a relative outsider compared to the many Arabs who have commented on the topic.”BusinessCraft Reviews of the First Edition: “This volume will be of value to anyone interested in the history, methods, and rules of Islamic finance in Southeast Asia. It is written by a non-Muslim who views the subject through a different prism, which makes the book unique.”Choice “The author has done an excellent job of taking the reader through a variety of linked elements as they relate to Islam, e.g., history, law, economic development, culture, finance, banking … which have then been described within a variety of countries in the South-east Asian region.”Charles F Steilen Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu “Very well-written and informative … The author succeeds where most writers on this subject fail. He has produced a balanced and well-written study, which at no point in the text slips into value judgement. In this sense, he sets a standard for future studies of this ever-changing field. Angelo M Venardos's book is about a mature modern banking system and the challenges of adapting to a changing business environment characterized by the globalization of the financial industry and the increasing sophistication of banking business.”Mamouda Mbemap Editor Journal of Restructuring Finance “Readers will appreciate the accessible and readily comprehensible way in which the book is written. The author seeks to give a broad overview of the landscape of Islamic banking in Southeast Asia. To his credit, he manages to achieve this in a rather slim volume while providing depth of analysis at the same time.”Asian Journal of Comparative Law “It provides an excellent background, not only to the development of Shari'a banking principles, but also with reference to the history of Islam in South East Asia … This is a much needed guide for those interested in the evolution of Islamic banking and finance in South East Asia. It outlines not only the intricacies of a technically complex area of the financial markets in this important region.”Step Avanti

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Latin, 3rd Edition


Author: Natalie Harwood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101097434

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

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Whether interested in Latin or just seeking a deeper understanding of English, readers will find a fun alternative to the standard dusty tomes usually associated with Latin. Included in this revised edition are updated vocabulary lists relevant to today's world, expanded pronunciation guides, Latin-to-English and English-to-Latin translation, and a workbook of exercises, reading passages, and tools for greater comprehension of the language. In 2002, the number of high school students taking Latin tests for college credit had risen 95% since 1993. According to CNN, educators are increasingly turning toward Latin to improve student performance in reading, math, and science. Perfect reference tool for Law School, medical school, music school, and other graduate school students faced with getting through a Latin course as a requirement.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft, 3rd Edition


Author: Denise Zimmerman,Denise Zimmermann,Katherine Gleason

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101097493

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 5166

An invaluable resource for beginners and adepts alike, this best-selling and frequently recommended book on Wiccan magic and witchcraft has been updated and revised, now featuring a Year-and-a-Day calendar for the solitaire who is beginning to explore Wicca on his or her own. Loads of new spells New for this edition: A Year-and-a-Day calendar; Expanded information on creating a personal grimoire and book of Shadows, the witch's spell manual and bible.

Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilizations

Universalism, Constructivism and Near-Death Experience


Author: Gregory Shushan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826440738

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 238

View: 8315

Gregory Shushan challenges post-modern scholarly attitudes concerning cross-cultural comparisons in the study of religions. In an original and innovative piece of comparative research, he analyses afterlife conceptions in five ancient civilisations (Old and Middle Kingdom Egypt, Sumerian and Old Babylonian Mesopotamia, Vedic India, pre-Buddhist China, and pre-Columbian Mesoamerica). These are considered in light of historical and contemporary reports of near-death experiences, and shamanic afterlife ‘journeys'. Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilizations is a significant study, for it presents a comprehensive new comparative framework for the cross-cultural study of myth and religion, while at the same time providing a fascinating exploration of the interface between belief and experience.

Our Anglican Heritage, Second Edition

Can an Ancient Church be a Church of the Future?


Author: John W. Howe,Sam C. Pascoe

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162189245X

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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--What is Anglicanism and how is it distinctive? --Where did it come from and where is it ? --Which beliefs, values, and practices stand at the heart of this important, global Communion? --How can its rich heritage help it move into the future? This book is an essential guide to the Anglican tradition for anyone who has ever wondered what Anglicanism-the largest Protestant denomination in the world-is all about. Now fully updated and significantly revised, this second edition of Our Anglican Heritage gives voice to the strong and vibrant evangelical roots of Anglican Christianity. Events at the start of the twenty-first century have threatened to tear the Communion apart. The authors of this book, both Episcopal clergy, each responded to the crisis in different ways. One, a bishop, chose to stay in the Episcopal Church. The other chose to lead his congregation out of the Episcopal Church and into another Anglican Province. This book is a reflection of the strong faith and heritage they still share, and a recommitment to the biblical principles that still undergird and enliven Anglicanism.

Ancient Logic and Its Modern Interpretations

Proceedings of the Buffalo Symposium on Modernist Interpretations of Ancient Logic, 21 and 22 April, 1972


Author: J. Corcoran

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401021309

Category: Philosophy

Page: 217

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During the last half century there has been revolutionary progress in logic and in logic-related areas such as linguistics. HistoricaI knowledge of the origins of these subjects has also increased significantly. Thus, it would seem that the problem of determining the extent to which ancient logical and linguistic theories admit of accurate interpretation in modern terms is now ripe for investigation. The purpose of the symposium was to gather logicians, philosophers, linguists, mathematicians and philologists to present research results bearing on the above problem with emphasis on logic. Presentations and discussions at the symposium focused themselves into five areas: ancient semantics, modern research in ancient logic, Aristotle's logic, Stoic logic, and directions for future research in ancient logic and logic-related areas. Seven of the papers which appear below were originally presented at the symposium. In every case, discussion at the symposium led to revisions, in some cases to extensive revisions. The editor suggested still further revisions, but in every case the author was the finaljudge of the work that appears under his name.

The Age of Virtual Reality


Author: Thomas Hohstadt


ISBN: 1257923595

Category: Art

Page: 148

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Something big is happening. Virtual Reality is not only becoming the driving wheel of the new world economy, it is building a new cultural order. The "Age of Virtual Reality" is in its infancy, yet we already live in a virtual world. Through video games, iPods, iPhones, online social networking, and movies, we are migrating toward ""virtual space."" We must understand this moment in history. Through provoked discoveries, engaging artistic journeys, and creative dialogues with the "language" of virtual reality, this book explores both the pre-digital history of VR and its sobering-yet inspiring-future. Readers will learn to test, discern, and ground the ""evidence"" of their experience. In "The Age of Virtual Reality," they will discover where we're going by confronting where VR is going. More important, they will engage the skills necessary to participate constructively and creatively in an increasingly ""virtual"" world-a world that demands their participation. They will be stunned beyond disbelief.

Interpreting Ancient Israelite History, Prophecy, and Law


Author: John H. Hayes

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087440X

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 2862

Contents The History of the Study of Israelite and Judean History Wellhausen as a Historian of Israel The Twelve-Tribe Israelite Amphicyony: An Appraisal The Final Years of Samaria (730-720 BC) The History of the Form-Critical Study of Prophecy The Usage of Oracles against Foreign Nations in Ancient Israel Amos's Oracles against the Nations (1:2--2:16) Restitution, Forgiveness, and the Victim in Old Testament Law Covenant Covenant and Hesed: The Status of the Discussion

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 1679

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.


Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, Third Edition


Author: Ernst Breisach

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226072835

Category: History

Page: 503

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In this pioneering work, Ernst Breisach presents an effective, well-organized, and concise account of the development of historiography in Western culture. Neither a handbook nor an encyclopedia, this up-to-date third edition narrates and interprets the development of historiography from its origins in Greek poetry to the present, with compelling sections on postmodernism, deconstructionism, African-American history, women’s history, microhistory, the Historikerstreit, cultural history, and more. The definitive look at the writing of history by a historian, Historiography provides key insights into some of the most important issues, debates and innovations in modern historiography. Praise for the first edition: “Breisach’s comprehensive coverage of the subject and his clear presentation of the issues and the complexity of an evolving discipline easily make his work the best of its kind.”—Lester D. Stephens, American Historical Review

Sprache und Geist

mit einem Anhang: Linguistik und Politik


Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518276198

Category: Psycholinguistics

Page: 188

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Data mining

praktische Werkzeuge und Techniken für das maschinelle Lernen


Author: Ian H. Witten,Eibe Frank

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446215337


Page: 386

View: 6055

Encyclopedia of the future


Author: George Thomas Kurian,Graham Thomas Tate Molitor

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co

ISBN: 9780028972060

Category: Social Science

Page: 1115

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Im Turm



Author: Josiah Bancroft

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641226368

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7823

Der Turm von Babel ist das gewaltigste Bauwerk des Seidenen Zeitalters: er ragt so hoch in die Wolken hinein, dass niemand weiß, wo er endet; in seinem Inneren gibt es ganze Königreiche und unzählige Labyrinthe voller geheimnisvoller Kreaturen und tödlicher Gefahren. Eigentlich wollte der furchtsame Thomas Senlin nur einen kurzen Blick auf dieses Weltwunder werfen und dann weiterreisen. »Falls wir uns in der Menschenmenge verlieren, treffen wir uns auf der Spitze des Turmes wieder«, sagt seine frisch angetraute Frau Marya noch kokett zu ihm, kurz darauf ist sie tatsächlich spurlos verschwunden. Senlin bleibt keine Wahl: Er muss rein in den Turm und rauf auf die Spitze, wenn er seine Frau wiederfinden will. Das Abenteuer beginnt ...

Der Fall von Gondolin


Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608115110

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 4193

›Der Fall von Gondolin‹ – eine der drei Großen Geschichten des Ersten Zeitalters von Mittelerde Zwei der größten Mächte Mittelerdes stehen sich in ›Der Fall von Gondolin‹ gegenüber: Auf der einen Seite Morgoth, die Verkörperung des Bösen und auf der anderen Ulmo, der Herr der Meere, Seen und Flüsse unter dem Himmel. Im Zentrum ihres Konflikts steht die verborgene Elben-Stadt Gondolin. Turgon, König von Gondolin, wird von Morgoth mehr als alles andere gehasst. Seit Langem versucht der dunkle Herrscher, Gondolin zu finden und zu zerstören, aber vergeblich. In diese Welt kommt Tuor und wird zum Werkzeug von Ulmos Plan. Von ihm geleitet, macht sich Tuor auf den gefahrvollen Weg nach Gondolin und gelangt in die verborgene Stadt. Dort heiratet er Idril, die Tochter Turgons; ihr Sohn ist Earendil, dem es vorherbestimmst ist, einmal der berühmteste Seefahrer des Ersten Zeitalters zu werden. Durch einen gemeinen Verräter erfährt Morgoth, wie er einen vernichtenden Angriff gegen die Stadt führen kann, mit Balrogs, Drachen und zahllosen Orks. Das Verhängnis nimmt seinen Lauf. Christopher Tolkien verwendet in dieser Ausgabe eine vergleichbare Darstellung der Entwicklung der Geschichte wie bei ›Beren und Lúthien‹. Für J.R.R. Tolkien war ›Der Fall von Gondolin‹ »die erste richtige Geschichte aus dieser imaginären Welt«, und wie ›Beren und Lúthien‹ und ›Die Kinder Húrins‹ zählte er sie zu den drei ›Großen Geschichten‹ des Ersten Zeitalters von Mittelerde. ›Der Fall von Gondolin‹ wurde von Christopher Tolkien herausgegeben und bildet den Abschluss der drei großen Geschichten, die 2007 mit ›Die Kinder Húrins‹ begonnen und 2017 mit ›Beren und Lúthien‹ fortgesetzt wurde. Dieser neue Band enthält zahlreiche Farbtafeln des berühmten Tolkien-Künstlers Alan Lee. Weltweiter Erscheinungstermin von ›Der Fall von Gondolin‹: 30. August 2018

CD-ROMs in print


Author: Dawn Desjardins

Publisher: Gale Cengage


Category: Machine-readable bibliographic data

Page: 1450

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