Category: Conservation of natural resources
Category: Conservation of natural resources
Contemporary Cases in Islam, Christianity, and Judaism
Author: Richard T. Antoun,Mary Elaine Hegland
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Author: Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi'
Publisher: SUNY Press
View: 7094Foreword Acknowledgments 1 The Context: Modern Arab Intellectual History, Themes, and Questions 2 Turath Resurgent? Arab Islamism and the Problematic of Tradition 3 Hasan al-Banna and the foundation fo the Ikhwan: Intellectual Underpinnings 4 Sayyid Qutb: The Pre-Ikhwan Phase 5 Sayyid Qutb’s Thought between 1952 and 1962: A Prelude to His Qur’anic Exegesis 6 Qur’anic Contents of Sayyid Qutb’s Thought 7 Toward an Islamic Liberation Theology: Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah and the Principles of Shi’i Resurgence 8 Islamic Revivalism: The Contemporary Debate Notes Bibliography Index
Author: James L. Sundquist
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Category: Political Science
View: 1473"Solid ground for optimism as well as cause for foreboding." So James L. Sundquist views the outcome of the struggle by the Congress in the 1970s to recapture powers and responsibilities that in preceding decades it had surrendered to a burgeoning presidency. The resurgence of the Congress began in 1973, in its historic constitutional clash with President Nixon. For half a century before that time, the Congress had acquiesced in its own decline vis-à-vis the presidency, or had even initiated it, by building the presidential office as the center of leadership and coordination in the U.S. government and organizing itself not to initiate and lead but to react and follow. But the angry confrontation with President Nixon in the winter of 1972-73 galvanized the Congress to seek to regain what it considered its proper place in the constitutional scheme. Within a short period, it had created a new congressional budget process, prohibited impoundment of appropriated funds, enacted the War Powers Resolution, intensified oversight of the executive, extended the legislative veto over a wide range of executive actions, and vastly expanded its staff resources. The Decline and Resurgence of Congress, after reviewing relations between president and Congress over two centuries, traces the long series of congressional decisions that created the modern presidency and relates these to certain weaknesses that the Congress recognized in itself. It then recounts the events that marked the years of resurgence and evaluates the results. Finally, it analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the new Congress and appraises its potential for leadership and coordination.
Author: Emile F. Sahliyeh
Publisher: SUNY Press
View: 965This book examines the highly politicized religious groups and movements that have surfaced since the late 1970s in the United States, Central America, South Africa, the Philippines, India, and the Middle East. Sahliyeh and others analyze this trend toward the politicization of religious conservatism and question a number of assumptions central to concepts of modernization. For example, it has been assumed by development theorists that the interrelated components of modernization would enhance the trend toward secularization of societies. This book shows that in many societies today religious revivalism and fundamentalism seem to be direct products of modernization. A global, comparative approach is utilized to formulate general explanations for religious revivalism and its implications for modernization, development, and politics.
Author: Richard Wilson
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
View: 9605Across Guatemala, Mayan peoples are struggling to recover from decades of cataclysmic upheaval--religious conversions, civil war, displacement, military repression. Richard Wilson carried out long-term research with Q’eqchi’-speaking Mayas in the province of Alta Verapaz to ascertain how these events affected social organization and identity. He finds that their rituals of fertility and healing--abandoned in the 1970s during Catholic and Protestant evangelizations--have been reinvented by an ethnic revivalist movement led by Catholic lay activists, who seek to renovate the earth cult in order to create a new pan-Q’eqchi’ ethnic identity.
Author: Charlotte Kahn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
View: 1625Explores the relationship between Jewish and non-Jewish people in Germany at the beginning of the third millennium.
Indigenous-Settler Relations and Earth Teachings
Author: Michael Asch,John Borrows,James Tully
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
View: 8231Resurgence and Reconciliation is a multi-disciplinary, critical, and constructive analysis of the two major schools of thought in Indigenous-Settler relationships today: the reformist narrative of reconciliation and the more revolutionary resurgence school.
Author: Adam Greenway,Chuck Lawless
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
View: 9374"We want God to break our hearts over the lostness of the world." In the wake of the Conservative Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention, SBC leaders and messengers agree that God is now calling us to a Great Commission Resurgence as the next key step toward genuine evangelistic renewal. Research confirms the urgent, convicting need: millions in North America still don't know Jesus, and more than 1.6 billion worldwide have likely never even heard of Him. Although the denomination's membership has increased greatly since 1950, Southern Baptists are reaching fewer persons with the Gospel today than back then, suggesting many churches are making little eternal difference. "Somehow, we have stood faithfully for a message that we have chosen to keep to ourselves," co-editor Chuck Lawless writes in his introduction to The Great Commission Resurgence. Featuring essays by Johnny M. Hunt, Ed Stetzer, Thom S. Rainer, R. Albert Mohler Jr., Jerry Rankin, Daniel L. Akin, David S. Dockery, and more than a dozen other respected SBC voices, this timely book clarifies the biblical, theological, and practical matters related to this compelling movement. It will help recapture an exciting missional vision for presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in the world and making disciples of all the nations. "Any genuine Great Commission Resurgence will occur only when God's people--His church, gathered in local congregations--admit our apathy, confess our sin, turn to Him in brokenness, preach the Word in gratitude and obedience, invest personally in the lives of new believers, and give God alone the glory."
Author: Don Pendleton
Publisher: Gold Eagle
View: 3891A raid on a sex slave depot on the U.S. eastern seaboard is the launching pad of an international firestorm for Mack Bolan. His target—the Albanian mafia—is rapidly expanding its American network with help from the resurrected Kosovar terrorist group, the KLA. After mopping up the mob's stateside end of the pipeline, Bolan and a beautiful Russian agent track the long reach of drugs, human trafficking and black-market arms sales across the Atlantic to the port city of Marseille, France. Bolan blazes a trail of incendiary retribution through corrupt officials, Corsican drug lords and terrorist infrastructure. At the top of his death game, he plays to his enemy's weaknesses, inciting betrayal and panic. But the main event lies across the Adriatic, where the godfather of the Albanian mob is about to get a visit from the Executioner—and a one-way ticket to his own personal hell.
Author: Duane L. Martin
Publisher: Duane L. Martin
View: 8799The Zethichtalarin were nearly wiped out by the Nathalis, but thousands had managed to escape the destruction and wound up scattered throughout many different dimensions. They chose the Faranox dimension in which to regroup, because not only were the people there somewhat primitive, but the slaver villages had a ready supply of slaves that they could manipulate the free army into capturing and handing over to them. Their goal was to use the slaves to build themselves a new city where they could gather together the survivors of their race and plan their next move. They wanted revenge against those who had destroyed their worlds, but they didn't count on facing a far different and vastly more powerful enemy that was out there searching for them, and whose only goal was to put and end to their evil once and for all. Resurgence is book 11 of the Unseen Things series.
Understanding and Explaining the Muslim Resurgence
Author: Stephen Vertigans
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
View: 7591Prividing an insight to the broad, contemporary appeal to Islam in Turkey, this book examines why some Muslims hold radical views.
The Muslim Youth Movement
Author: Abdulkader Tayob
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
Its Effects Upon Muslims and Muslim-Christian Relations
Author: Nathan Samwini
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
View: 3074The findings of this study reveal how in an attempt to better the wellbeing of Muslim communities in Ghana, the Muslim resurgence was inevitable. In the course of this resurgence, doctrinal differences between various groups produced protracted intra-Muslim conflicts in Ghana from 1950-2000.
500, 150 and 50 Year Perspectives
Author: Giovanni Arrighi,Takeshi Hamashita,Mark Selden
View: 366The East Asian expansion since the 1960s stands out as a global power shift with few historical precedents. The Resurgence of East Asia examines the rise of the region as one of the world's economic power centres from three temporal perspectives: 500 years, 150 years and 50 years, each denoting an epoch in regional and world history and providing a vantage point against which to assess contemporary developments.
Author: Héliane Daziron-Ventura,Marta Dvorak
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Foreign Language Study
View: 3309"This volume was inspired by the 48th Conference of Professors of English at the University of Orleans (May 16-18, 2008)."
Jews, Israel, and Liberal Opinion
Author: Bernard Harrison
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
View: 1443Written by a non-Jewish analytic philosopher, this book addresses the issue of whether, and to what extent, current opposition to Israel on the liberal-left embodies anti-Semitic stances. It argues that the dominant climate of liberal opinion disseminates, however inadvertently, a range of anti-Semitic assertions and motifs of the most traditional kind. It advocates a return to an unrestricted anti-racism which would allow liberals to defend Palestinian interests without demonizing Jews.
Historical Memories and the Resurgence of Nationalism
Author: Tsuyoshi Hasegawa,Kazuhiko Togo
Category: Social Science
View: 757This collection of essays by leading scholars from Japan, China, South Korea, and the United States examines how and why bitter historical memories have resurfaced in recent years as freshly virulent and contentious issues between Japan and its neighbors—especially China and South Korea. Moreover, it seeks to identify what set of conditions and what sequence of measures will enable these modern nations to manage, palliate, and exorcise the wrongs of the past in a spirit of reconciliation, so that the dangerous growth of nationalist resentments and revanchism can be checked. Comfort women ... the Yasukuni Shrine ... the history textbook controversies ... The single sorest issue confronting East Asia today is the growing animosity and conflict between Japan and its neighbors—especially China and South Korea—over their respective and collective memories of Japan's pre-1945 militaristic aggression, oppression, and atrocities. Even as East Asia has established itself as one of the most vibrant economic regions of the world, the strident nationalisms that have emerged here in the post-Cold War period have exacerbated historical grievances and heightened the international tensions that separate Japan from China and South Korea, blocking the development of an international system based on comity and cooperation.
The Lost Years: Volume Two
Author: Brian Lumley
Publisher: Tor Books
View: 4847Harry Keogh, the Necroscope, the man who can talk to the dead, and Earth's greatest vampire hunter, has been searching for his wife and infant son, gone missing during Harry's war against the vampires. This obsession has left him open to subtle influence by an ancient vampire, Radu. Entombed in amber, trapped in undeath, Radu plans for his resurrection and plots the destruction of other vampires who might challenge his supremacy. Thus, Radu's enemies are now Harry's--and Harry cannot properly defend himself. His powers--his deadspeak and his ability to transport himself through the Mobius Continuum--are locked away in the recesses of his vampire-clouded mind. But Harry is not without allies, living and dead. E-Branch, the psychic spy organization, is worried about Harry. So is harry's long-dead Ma, and the ancient philosopher and prophet Nostradamus, whose centuries-old quatrain make eerie sense in the modern world. Right now, Harry Keogh doesn't even know he's the Necroscope. But Earth's teeming dead won't let him forget them for long--and won't let him forget that Radu and his vampire kind are humanity's deadliest enemies. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Bohdan Nahaylo
Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
View: 4205Ukraine's emergence as an independent state was the decisive factor in precipitating the collapse of the Soviet Union. Although with a population of 52 million, a territory larger than France, abundant natural resources and a formidable economic base, it was politically submerged for decades and thus its history and efforts to free itself were largely obscured or overlooked.