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Paradise Postponed

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This book provides a uniquely detailed case study of the origins of millenarianism within the vast opera of one of its earliest and most influential Calvinist exponents: the Herborn encyclopedist Johann Heinrich Alsted (1588-1638). The young Alsted, it emerges, looked forward not to the millennium of Apocalypse 20 but to a brief, final period of enhanced illumination described in a poorly understood central European tradition of astrological, alchemical, spiritualist, and generally `occult' prophetic speculation. It was the disasters following the Bohemian Revolt of 1618 which forced Alsted to recast these expectations as the more exclusively scriptural expectation of a literal millennium; and the material for this revision was found in a protracted dispute over the millennium between senior theologians in Herborn and Heidelberg and a little-known work on the conversion of the Jews by one of the figures most probably behind the composition of the Rosicrucian manifestos. Based on study of the full range of Alsted's works, his diverse sources, and widely dispersed manuscript material, the result is the first English book on 17th-century continental millenarianism and the first monograph in any language exclusively devoted to the origins of the doctrine within mainstream Protestantism.

Paradise Postponed

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Paradise Postponed

Author : John Mortimer
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Paradise Postponed - John Mortimer's classic novel, now part of the Penguin Decades series Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling. John Mortimer's Paradise Postponed was first published in 1985. At the heart of the story lies a mystery. Why, on his death, has Simeon Simcox, the CND-marching Rector of Rapstone Fanner, left his fortune not to his two sons but to an odious Tory Minister? Paradise Postponed provides a brilliant, hilarious portrait of life in Margaret Thatcher's Britain, as well as an exquisitely drawn saga of ancient rivalries and class struggles, featuring a glorious cast of characters conjured by a master satirist. With a new introduction by Jeremy Paxman, this delicious journey through English country life will be loved by readers of P.G. Wodehouse and fans of Mortimer's Rumpole. 'An hilarious novel' Daily Telegraph Sir John Mortimer was a barrister, playwright and novelist. His fictional political trilogy of Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained and The Sound of Trumpets has recently been republished in Penguin Classics, together with Clinging to the Wreckage and his play A Voyage round My Father. His most famous creation was the barrister Horace Rumpole, who featured in four novels and around eighty short stories. His books in Penguin include: The Anti-social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole; The Collected Stories of Rumpole; The First Rumpole Omnibus; Rumpole and the Angel of Death; Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders; Rumpole and the Primrose Path; Rumpole and the Reign of Terror; Rumpole and the Younger Generation; Rumpole at Christmas; Rumpole Rests His Case; The Second Rumpole Omnibus; Forever Rumpole; In Other Words; Quite Honestly and Summer's Lease.

Paradise Postponed

Author : Astghik Mavisakalyan
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This paper identifies a new source of differences in religiosity: the presence of future tense marking in language. We argue that the rewards and punishments that incentivise religious behaviour are less effective for speakers of languages that contain future tense marking. Consistent with this prediction, we show that speakers of future-tensed languages are less likely to be religious and to take up the short-term costs associated with religiosity. What is likely to drive this behaviour, according to our results, is the relatively lower appeal of the religious rewards for these individuals. Our analysis is based on within country regressions comparing individuals with identical observable characteristics who speak a different language.

Paradise Postponed

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Newswatch

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This Side of Paradise

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Follows the story of Amory Blaine from prep school to Princeton, in an autobiographical coming-of-age novel capturing the rhythms of a generation and of America early in the twentieth century

The New York Times Book Review

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The British Catalogue of Music

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Bowker s Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007

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The Changing Earth Teacher s ed

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Channels of Communications

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Liverpool 800

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Liverpool celebrates its 800th anniversary in 2007, and will be European Capital of Culture in 2008. As the city reinvents itself and looks forward, it is also learning from its past. Liverpool 800: Culture, Character & History is written by a team of experts, using the latest historical research to explore the city's distinctive culture and character. This is a path-breaking biography of the city, tracing its society, politics, economy and culture over eight centuries. Fully illustrated and powerfully written, it offers new perspectives on a true World City, as it works to make its future as extraordinary as its past. The book's publication will become a centrepiece of the 800 the anniversary Liverpool Year of Heritage celebrations in 2007. Ranging widely over politics and government, famous and infamous personalities, domestic lives and global connections, and culture both high and low, Liverpool 800 offers a warts and all portrait of a city which has inspired contempt ('a black spot on the Mersey') and adulation ('the centre of consciousness of the human universe') but rarely indifference. Elegantly designed and including over 300 illustrations, many of which have never been published before, Liverpool 800 is a superb anniversary celebration of a great city and its people.

The Bulletin

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Writers H Z

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The Reader s Companion to the Twentieth century Novel

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Can you remember who marries the narrator of A Dance to the Music of Time? Or what happens at the end of Nineteen Eighty-Four? Of which English classic did the author remark: 'How unexpected, how odd that people can read that difficult, grinding stuff'? Which American classic, left unfinished at its author's death, was put together by editors? Which novel did Evelyn Waugh (inaccurately) describe as 'an obscene book about domestic servants'? How many times has the Booker Prize been awarded to non-British writers? Who won the National Book Award in 1960: John Updike? Flannery O'Connor? John Barth? Harper Lee? What novels were people reading when the TLS was first published? When Madame Butterfly was first performed? When Matisse painted The Dance? When Wall Street crashed? When the Titanic sank? When Einstein formulated his General Theory of Relativity? When bobbed hair was all the rage? And which year was that? The answer to all these questions, and many more, will be found in The Reader's Companion to the Twentieth Century Novel. An informative and invaluable guide to modern fiction, it contains detailed accounts of some 750 novels from Britain, Ireland, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Africa, India and the Caribbean. All the century's major novelists are represented, alongside less celebrated writers whose work has been unjustly neglected or fallen victim to the vagaries of literary fashion.

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