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A Conspiracy of Goodness

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ISBN 10 : 0687094844
Pages : 180 pages
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Download A Conspiracy of Goodness PDF Full Free by Donald E. Messer and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the tradition of the 1989 controversial bestseller Resident Aliens, Abingdon Press offers another provocative book about the mission of the church and the apostolic ministry of its servants.After describing the biblical mandates for the mission of ministry, Dr. Messer calls church leaders to: understand the world as God's body, live as a covenant of global gardeners, work as bridge builders, form a company of star throwers and peacemakers, and embrace a community of fence movers.


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Conscience

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Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781580234191
Pages : 162 pages
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Download Conscience PDF Full Free by Harold M. Schulweis and published by Jewish Lights Publishing. This book was released on 2010-04 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Profound and Stirring Call to Action in Our Troubled World from One of America's Great Religious Leaders "Conscience may be understood as the hidden inner compass that guides our lives and must be searched for and recovered repeatedly. At no time more than our own is this need to retrieve the shards of broken conscience more urgent." from the Introduction This clarion call to rethink our moral and political behavior examines the idea of conscience and the role conscience plays in our relationships to government, law, ethics, religion, human nature and God and to each other. From Abraham to Abu Ghraib, from the dissenting prophets to Darfur, Rabbi Harold Schulweis probes history, the Bible and the works of contemporary thinkers for ideas about both critical disobedience and uncritical obedience. He illuminates the potential for evil and the potential for good that rests within us as individuals and as a society. By questioning religion's capacity and will to break from mindless conformity, Rabbi Schulweis challenges us to counter our current suppressive culture of obedience with the culture of moral compassion, and to fulfill religion s obligation to make room for and carry out courageous moral dissent."


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Heroes of the Holocaust

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ISBN 10 : 0761317171
Pages : 128 pages
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Download Heroes of the Holocaust PDF Full Free by Ted Gottfried and published by Twenty-First Century Books. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Relates tales of bravery in the stories of individuals and groups who took action against Nazi tyranny, often at personal cost, to help Jews and other victims.


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Handbook of Conspiracy Theory and Contemporary Religion

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ISBN 10 : 9789004382022
Pages : 570 pages
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Download Handbook of Conspiracy Theory and Contemporary Religion PDF Full Free by Asbjørn Dyrendal and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-10-02 with total page 570 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Handbook of Conspiracy Theories and Contemporary Religion is the first collection to offer a comprehensive overview of conspiracy theories and their relationship with religion(s), taking a global and interdisciplinary perspective.


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ISBN 10 : 9780898700862
Pages : 93 pages
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Download Principles of Christian Morality PDF Full Free by Pope Benedict XVI and published by Ignatius Press. This book was released on 1986-01-01 with total page 93 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of essays by three giants of twentieth-cenutry theology: Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Heinz Schurmann. Balthasar's and Schurmann's essays were written for the International Theological Commission. Schurmann examines how the New Testament's teaching provides enduring moral norms for Christian conduct. Balthasar presents nine basic principles of the Christian moral life. Ratzinger, who originally wrote this essay as a series of articles forÊL'Osservatore Romano, addresses the relationship between faith and morality, and the place of the Church's teaching authority with regard to moral issues.


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The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories

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ISBN 10 : 9781137363169
Pages : 190 pages
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Download The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories PDF Full Free by M. Dentith and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-11-06 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Conspiracy theories are a popular topic of conversation in everyday life but are often frowned upon in academic discussions. Looking at the recent spate of philosophical interest in conspiracy theories, The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories looks at whether the assumption that belief in conspiracy theories is typically irrational is well founded


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Conspiracy Theories

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ISBN 10 : 9781351949453
Pages : 184 pages
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Download Conspiracy Theories PDF Full Free by David Coady and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-03-11 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Conspiracy theories have a bad reputation. In the past, most philosophers have ignored the topic, vaguely supposing that conspiracy theories are obviously irrational and that they can be easily dismissed. The current philosophical interest in the subject results from a realisation that this is not so. Some philosophers have taken up the challenge of identifying and explaining the flaws of conspiracy theories. Other philosophers have argued that conspiracy theories do not deserve their bad reputation, and that conspiracy theorists do not deserve their reputation for irrationality. This book represents both sides of this important debate. Aimed at a broad philosophical community, including epistemologists, political philosophers, and philosophers of history. It represents a significant contribution to the growing interdisciplinary debate about conspiracy theories.


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The Decalogue Through the Centuries

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Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780664234904
Pages : 261 pages
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Download The Decalogue Through the Centuries PDF Full Free by Jeffrey P. Greenman and published by Westminster John Knox Press. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exploration of how the Ten Commandments have been understood throughout history.


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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0300095465
Pages : 340 pages
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Download Secret City PDF Full Free by Gunnar S. Paulsson and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2002-01-01 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Poles, Germans, and the Jews themselves were largely unaware, they formed what can aptly be called a secret city. Paulsson challenges many established assumptions. He shows that despite appalling difficulties and dangers, many of these Jews survived; that the much-reviled German, Polish, and Jewish policemen, as well as Jewish converts and their families, were key in helping Jews escape; that though many more Poles helped than harmed the Jews, most stayed neutral; and that escape and hiding happened


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ISBN 10 : 9781666714326
Pages : 148 pages
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Download Understanding Hope PDF Full Free by Philip D. Smith and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2022-04-07 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is hope? A feeling? Something you do? A belief or a cluster of beliefs? A way of perceiving the world? Is hope the same as wishful thinking? Hope is complicated. Nevertheless, hope can make our lives better. In Understanding Hope, Philip Smith combines theology, psychology, philosophy, and his own experience of personal loss to help readers understand and practice hope. Understanding Hope is short, but it requires hard thinking. It’s worth the effort.


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Chiune Sugihara and Japan's Foreign Ministry, Between Incompetence and Culpability

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Publisher : University Press of America
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ISBN 10 : 0761819711
Pages : 238 pages
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Download Chiune Sugihara and Japan's Foreign Ministry, Between Incompetence and Culpability PDF Full Free by Seishirō Sugihara and published by University Press of America. This book was released on 2001 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany partitioned Poland in September of 1939, thousands of Jews fled Poland into Lithuania and fled across the USSR to Japan. With the help of Jan Zwartendijk, acting Dutch consul, and Chiune Sugihara, Japan's vice consul in Lithuania, the refugees obtained documents for their perilous escape from Nazi persecution. From Japan, many refugees moved on to Dutch-controlled Curacao or other final destinations. Decades after the war, and one year before his death in 1986, Sugihara was finally honored by Israel with the "Righteous Among the Nations" Award for the help he gave to the Jews in 1940. He also received the Raoul Wallenburg Award posthumously in 1990. However, in Japan little was known about Sugihara's heroic actions for more than five decades. The author, Seishiro Sugihara (no relation to Chiune), reveals a pattern of deception and obfuscation by Japan's foreign ministry to obstruct recognition of Sugihara's philanthropy. The Sugihara episode, the author contends, is only one in a long line of scandalous cover-ups which have plagued the Ministry, including its ill-fated Twenty-One Demands upon Nationalist China in 1915; and more infamously the failure of its Washington Embassy to follow orders and deliver the "declaration of war" on December 7, 1941 which resulted in the Pearl Harbor operation being stigmatized as a "sneak attack." His book is the first to demonstrate that, while Japan's military was abolished during the Occupation, the Foreign Ministry secured its own future at the expense of Japan and the Japanese people, and deliberately and systematically placed Sugihara's act of kindness beyond public scrutiny.


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Code Name Żegota

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9780313383915
Pages : 184 pages
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Download Code Name Żegota PDF Full Free by Irene Tomaszewski and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An inspiring story of unarmed civilians of all ages who took on the Gestapo, the SS, and the Wehrmacht--and outwitted them at least 20,000 times. * Individual profiles of and insights from the rescued and the rescuers * 28 photographs including the Warsaw ghetto, a prisoner's letter from the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, and Nazi posters issuing regulations in occupied Poland * Primary sources such as archival documents, first person memoirs, including unpublished testimonies of the period, and interviews with both rescuers and rescued * Early interviews with Irena Sendler the subject of the Hallmark film, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, which was watched by 10 million viewers * A map of Poland showing areas annexed or occupied and partitioned for administrative purposes by Germany


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Going on Faith

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ISBN 10 : 9781610970679
Pages : 222 pages
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Download Going on Faith PDF Full Free by William Zinsser and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2011-02-01 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this deeply felt book, nine American writers and thinkers from different points of the religious compass discuss how their work is nourished by spiritual concerns. Diana Ackerman explains why she calls herself a messenger of wonder and how, in her observations of the natural world, there is a form of beholding that is a kind of prayer. David Bradley recalls how his inheritance as the son, grandson and great-grandson of black preachers has enabled him, at considerable pain, to be touched by the word. Frederick Buechner makes an intensely personal journey to his roots as a novelist: In fiction, as in faith, something outside ourselves is breathed into us if we're open enough to inhale it. Allen Ginsberg describes how his poetry is grounded in the Buddhist idea of renunciation of hand-me-down conceptions and the meditative practice of letting go of thoughts. Mary Gordon retraces an odyssey in which the religious beliefs and forms of a Catholic girlhood turned out to be as useful as a wiretap to the grown-up novelist. Patricia Hampl describes how the writing of Virgin Time took her on a series of pilgrimages to explore the contemplative life. Hillel Levine tells of his search for the mystery of goodness, exemplified by a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania who saved thousands of Jews on the eve of World War II. Hugh Nissenson explains how his work as a Jewish writer has been animated by a sense of the holy and shaped by the poetry, drama and narrative of the King James Bible. Jaroslav Pelikan revisits three religious writers--Augustine, Newman, and Boethius--whose influence on other religious writers over the centuries has never gone out of fashion. Together, as William Zinsser notes in his introduction, these writers are on a pilgrimage to find the source of their faith as individuals and their strength as artists.


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The Quest for the Nazi Personality

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ISBN 10 : 9781317843740
Pages : 272 pages
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Download The Quest for the Nazi Personality PDF Full Free by Eric A. Zillmer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-31 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Half a century after the collapse of the Nazi regime and the Third Reich, scholars from a range of fields continue to examine the causes of Nazi Germany. An increasing number of young Americans are attempting to understand the circumstances that led to the rise of the Nazi party and the subsequent Holocaust, as well as the implication such events may have for today as the world faces a resurgence of neo-Nazism, ethnic warfare, and genocide. In the months following World War II, extensive psychiatric and psychological testing was performed on over 200 Nazis in an effort to understand the key personalities of the Third Reich and of those individuals who "just followed orders." In addressing these issues, the current volume examines the strange history of over 200 Rorschach Inkblot protocols that were administered to Nazi war criminals and answers such questions as: * Why the long delay in publishing protocols? * What caused such jealousies among the principals? * How should the protocols be interpreted? * Were the Nazis monsters or ordinary human beings? This text delivers a definitive and comprehensive study of the psychological functioning of Nazi war criminals -- both the elite and the rank-and-file. In order to apply a fresh perspective to understanding the causes that created such antisocial behavior, these analyses lead to a discussion within the context of previous work done in social and clinical psychology. Subjects discussed include the authoritarian personality, altruism, obedience to authority, diffusion of responsibility, and moral indifference. The implications for current political events are also examined as Neo-Nazism, anti-Semitism, and ethnic hate are once again on the rise. While the book does contain some technical material relating to the psychological interpretations, it is intended to be a scholarly presentation written in a narrative style. No prior knowledge of psychological testing is necessary, but it should be of great benefit for those interested in the Rorschach Inkblot test, or with a special interest in psychological testing, personality assessment, and the history of psychology. It is also intended for readers with a broad interest in Nazi Germany.


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Reflections on My Call to Preach

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Publisher : Chalice Press
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ISBN 10 : 0827232829
Pages : 260 pages
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Download Reflections on My Call to Preach PDF Full Free by Fred B. Craddock and published by Chalice Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Travel with revered preacher and author Fred Craddock through his early years as he considers what made him take to the pulpit. ?For some reason, I felt I had to say ?Yes? or ?No? to the ministry so I could feel free again. My siblings and friends talked almost casually about options and preferences as to careers, but with no evident sense of urgency. Not so with me. I did not then nor do I now know whether the burden of choice was a trait of personality, a kind of super-conscientiousness, whether the calling to ministry itself carried a weight, a burden, peculiar to the task itself. Rightly or wrongly, when I thought of possibly becoming a journalist, that would be a choice, 100 percent mine. When I considered becoming a minister, that was not totally my decision; I was responding to God?s will for me. Of course, I had been told that journalists, lawyers, teachers, merchants, farmers?all could understand their lives as a vocation, a calling, but what I am telling you is that I perceived, I felt, I experienced the idea of being a preacher as different, and that difference was sobering, even burdensome. That?s why advice about not being in a hurry, taking my time, was not helpful even if wise. If it was my decision, why could I not make it now; if it was God?s decision, why did not God tell me, or at least tell my father or my mother? I prayed for the ache to leave me.? ?Excerpt from Reflections on My Call to Preach


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A Conspiracy of Truths

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ISBN 10 : 9781534412811
Pages : 480 pages
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Download A Conspiracy of Truths PDF Full Free by Alexandra Rowland and published by Gallery / Saga Press. This book was released on 2019-07-23 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A wrongfully imprisoned storyteller spins stories from his jail cell that just might have the power to save him—and take down a corrupt government. Arrested on accusations of witchcraft and treason, Chant finds himself trapped in a cold, filthy jail cell in a foreign land. With only his advocate, the unhelpful and uninterested Consanza, he quickly finds himself cast as a bargaining chip in a brewing battle between the five rulers of this small, backwards, and petty nation. Or, at least, that's how he would tell the story. In truth, Chant has little idea of what is happening outside the walls of his cell, but he must quickly start to unravel the puzzle of his imprisonment before they execute him for his alleged crimes. But Chant is no witch—he is a member of a rare and obscure order of wandering storytellers. With no country to call his home, and no people to claim as his own, all Chant has is his wits and his apprentice, a lad more interested in wooing handsome shepherds than learning the ways of the world. And yet, he has one great power: his stories in the ears of the rulers determined to prosecute him for betraying a nation he knows next to nothing about. The tales he tells will topple the Queens of Nuryevet and just maybe, save his life.


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Conspiracy Theories and Secret Societies For Dummies

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ISBN 10 : 9781118052020
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Conspiracy Theories and Secret Societies For Dummies PDF Full Free by Christopher Hodapp and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-02-04 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Entering the world of conspiracy theories and secret societies is like stepping into a distant, parallel universe where the laws of physics have completely changed: black means white, up is down, and if you want to understand what’s really going on, you need a good reference book. That’s where Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For Dummies comes in. Whether you’re a skeptic or a true believer, this fascinating guide, packed with the latest information, walks you through some of the most infamous conspiracy theories — such as Area 51 and the assassination of JFK — and introduces you to such mysterious organizations as the Freemasons, the Ninjas, the Mafia, and Rosicrucians. This behind-the-curtain guide helps you separate fact from fiction and helps you the global impact of these mysterious events and groups on our modern world. Discover how to: Test a conspiracy theory Spot a sinister secret society Assess the Internet’s role in fueling conspiracy theories Explore world domination schemes Evaluate 9/11 conspiracy theories Figure out who “they” are Grasp the model on which conspiracy theories are built Figure out whether what “everybody knows” is true Distinguish on assassination brotherhood from another Understand why there’s no such thing as a “lone assassin” Why do hot dogs come in packages of ten, while buns come in eight-packs? Everybody knows its a conspiracy, right? Find out in Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For Dummies.


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