Present at the Creation

My Years in the State Department

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Author: Dean Acheson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393304121

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 798

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The author relates his experiences in the State Department during a period that witnessed World War II, European reconstruction, the Korean War and McCarthyism

Righting America at the Creation Museum

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Author: Susan L. Trollinger,William Vance Trollinger, Jr.

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421419513

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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On May 28, 2007, the Creation Museum opened in Petersburg, Kentucky. Aimed at scientifically demonstrating that the universe was created less than ten thousand years ago by a Judeo-Christian god, the museum is hugely popular, attracting millions of visitors over the past eight years. Surrounded by themed topiary gardens and a petting zoo with camel rides, the site conjures up images of a religious Disneyland. Inside, visitors are met by dinosaurs at every turn and by a replica of the Garden of Eden that features the Tree of Life, the serpent, and Adam and Eve. In Righting America at the Creation Museum, Susan L. Trollinger and William Vance Trollinger, Jr., take readers on a fascinating tour of the museum. The Trollingers vividly describe and analyze its vast array of exhibits, placards, dioramas, and videos, from the Culture in Crisis Room, where videos depict sinful characters watching pornography or considering abortion, to the Natural Selection Room, where placards argue that natural selection doesn’t lead to evolution. The book also traces the rise of creationism and the history of fundamentalism in America. This compelling book reveals that the Creation Museum is a remarkably complex phenomenon, at once a "natural history" museum at odds with contemporary science, an extended brief for the Bible as the literally true and errorless word of God, and a powerful and unflinching argument on behalf of the Christian right.

Equal at the Creation

Sexism, Society, and Christian Thought

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Author: Joseph Martos,Pierre Hégy

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802078520

Category: Philosophy

Page: 206

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As an unabashedly sexist institution that has long been rooted in patriarchal ideals, the Christian church has few . Written by recognized experts in church history, the articles in this book take a close look at women's status in key periods.

A View of Universal History, from the Creation to the Present Time

Including an Account of the Celebrated Revolutions in France, Poland, Sweden, Geneva &c. &c. Together with an Accurate and Impartial Narrative of the Late Military Operations; and Other Important Events

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Author: John Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World history

Page: N.A

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Haydn: The Creation

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Author: Nicholas Temperley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521378659

Category: Music

Page: 135

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Haydn's Creation is one of the great masterpieces of the classical period. This absorbing and original account of the work provides an indispensable guide for the concert-goer, performer and student alike. The author places the work within the oratorio tradition, and contrasts the theological and literary character of the English libretto with the Viennese milieu of the first performances. The complete text is provided in both German and English versions as a useful reference point for discussion of the design of the work, the musical treatment of the words, including questions of Haydn's pictorialism, and a detailed examination of the different movement types employed. The book also contains a brief history of the reception of the work with appendices of notes on the changing performance traditions and selected extracts from critical accounts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Universal Chronologist, and Historical Register, from the Creation to the Close of the 1825

Comprising the Elements of General History, from the French of M. St. Martin: with an Elaborate Continuation, in which are Minutely Detailed the Numerous and Important Events and Transactions Arising Out of the French Revolution

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Author: William Henry Ireland,Joseph Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chronology, Historical

Page: N.A

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A General History of the World, from the Creation to the Present Time

Including All the Empires, Kingdoms, and States, Their Revolution, Forms of Government, Laws, Religions, Customs and Manners...together with Their Chronology, Antquities, Public Buildings, and Curiosities of Nature and Art

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Author: William Guthrie,John Gray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World history

Page: N.A

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The Legends of the Jews: From the Creation to Jacob

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Author: Louis Ginzberg

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801858901

Category: Aggada

Page: 448

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"A truly monumental work of scholarship... Read for pleasure by millions of Jews and Christians, consulted by students, scholars, and ordinary folk, The Legends of the Jews has itself become legendary, the magnum opus of one of the twentieth century's greatest and most original Jewish scholars."—James R. Kugel, from the Introduction The first books of the Bible describe powerfully but briefly the creation, the first generations of humanity, and the early history of the Jews. In addition to their power to inspire thought and worship, they inspired imagination. Much of the richness of Jewish belief and wisdom comes from the many legends that answered questions raised by the silences of the Bible. From the second to the fourteenth centuries, the Talmud, Midrash, and their Targums incorporated apocryphal views of Biblical persons and events to help explain scripture. Other legends found their way into the Kabbalah, into Biblical commentaries, and into Christian literature. Never before available in paperback, Louis Ginzberg's landmark, seven-volume The Legends of the Jews assembles the many elaborations and embellishments of Biblical stories that flourished in the centuries following the Bible's own creation. From a portrait of Adam and Eve as innocent cannibals to tales of Moses ascending the throne of Ethiopia and visiting both hell and paradise, these legends offer strange, delightful, and occasionally bizarre variations of familiar Biblical stories. Other tales describe Eden and the building of the Tower of Babel, explain how the first Sabbath was celebrated, and chronicle the punishment of the rebel angels. There are legends that detail how Noah cared for the animals on the ark and tell of David purchasing Jerusalem rather than conquering the city. Ginzberg devoted most of his life to gathering these Jewish legends from their original sources—written in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Syrian, Aramaic, Ethiopic, Arabic, Persian, and Old Slavic—and reproducing them completely, accurately, and vividly. He presents these legends following the traditional Biblical sequence and reconciling the sometimes contradictory versions of the same stories found in different sources. In addition to four volumes of the legends themselves, The Legends of the Jews includes two indispensable volumes of notes that provide the sources for every legend and attest to the immense depth and range of Ginzberg's research, as well as a comprehensive index to the people, places, and motifs found in the legends and their sources. Nearly one hundred years after Ginzberg began, his work remains a fundamental tool of contemporary research and a classic of Jewish literature.