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Books by David Martin

Immigration Law Stories

Immigration Law Stories

Author: David Martin, Peter Schuck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2019

Immigration Stories brings together highly readable accounts, written by distinguished legal scholars, of 13 canonical cases that illustrate how immigration law is actually made. The authors illuminate the law's development by emphasizing the choices made (and foregone) before and during each of the litigations, including choices by immigrants and advocacy groups, private and government lawyers, Congress, the executive branch, and judges. These accounts are concerned less with legal doctrine than with the human dramas and tactical decisions that surround and give shape to that doctrine. Designed to bring the law to vivid life, this book is highly recommended as a supplement to the traditional immigration law casebook.

Anarchy and Culture The Problem of the Contemporary University

Anarchy and Culture The Problem of the Contemporary University

Author: David Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2018

Originally published in 1969, Anarchy and Culture both documents and describes the influence of the student and academic in the case of revolution and protest within the university. The book looks at the theory behind the culture of revolution within the contemporary university and comments upon the affect this has upon teaching, as well as the student experience. This edited collection contains a wide range of essays from a broad range of contributors in the fields of Sociology, English, and Education. Focusing predominately on study of the university in the UK, the book covers a spread of political comment, and personal attitude in analysing culture and anarchy in relation to the contemporary university.

Skelly'S Halloween

Skelly'S Halloween

Author: David Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2018

Skelly the Skeleton wakes once a year to celebrate the best day of the year: Halloween. But when he has an accident that scatters him to pieces, he fears he might miss all the fun. Halloween humor and hijinks ensue as Skelly enlists the help of others to put himself back together. Perfect for read-alouds and with fresh, quirky art and a Humpty Dumpty-like plot, Skelly's Halloween is sure to be a Halloween staple for years to come.

Ally Betrayed

Ally Betrayed

Author: David Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2018

David Martin, a distinguished journalist, political analyst and staff member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, first published his book ALLY BETRAYED in 1946. Having devoted his life to uncovering the truth and to defending Mihailovich, Martin's book asks the crucial questions:1. Why did the Allied press which had made a great hero of Mihailovich as a resister of Axis invaders of Yugoslavia begin to play him down after 1942?2. What was Tito's past? And where was the radio station located that heralded his appearance in Yugoslavia?3. What decision was reached at Teheran with respect to Tito and Mihailovich?4. How was the ALLIED military intelligence about Yugoslavia falsified?5. Why did Churchill say of Yugoslavia, "e;I was deceived and badly informed."e;David Martin was born in Ontario, Canada, in 1914. Before World War II, he wrote on Canadian affairs for Current History, The Nation, The New Republic, the New Leader, and other journals. He joined the Canadian Air Force in October 1942, became a pilot, and flew on the Burmese frontier. He was honorably discharged in 1946.With a Foreword by Dame Rebecca West, one of Mihailovich's most avid supporters."e;Solid reading"e;-Kirkus Review

Rewriting Gender? You, Your Family, Transgenderism and the Gospel

Rewriting Gender? You, Your Family, Transgenderism and the Gospel

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2018

The world today claims that your identity is entirely defined by you. As parents raising children in this world, how do we teach children the gospel and explain how it impacts gender identity? This book of letters written to the author's children follows the overarching story line of the Bible, making it clear that transgenderism is a symptom of a far deeper problem that only Jesus can heal. Written with biblical clarity, sensitivity, and an awareness that people affected by these issues are people who need Jesus, just like everyone else, this book will help parents who are looking for guidance on how to explain gender issues to their children.

Tar Swan

Tar Swan

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2018

Death of a Division Eight Days in March 1918 and the Untold Story of the 66th (2/1st East Lancashire) Division

Death of a Division Eight Days in March 1918 and the Untold Story of the 66th (2/1st East Lancashire) Division

Author: David Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2018

The war had dragged on towards its fourth year. There seemed little prospect of any immediate end to the ceaseless slaughter. Field Marshal Haig saw the war as a continual battle of attrition until the Germans were finally battered into submission. In Germany the economic blockade that had been imposed upon it, enforced by the Royal Navy, was slowly strangling the country. The Kaiser and his generals knew that the longer the war dragged on the greater was the prospect of an Allied victory. At 09.35 hours on Thursday, 21 March 1918, one million German soldiers left their trenches to attack the British Expeditionary Force along a front of nearly fifty miles. It was Germany s last major effort to win the war, and it very nearly succeeded. Facing the onslaught from more than forty German divisions stood just a dozen British divisions. Though overwhelmed and compelled to retreat, the British fought a tenacious rear-guard action which hampered the German attack, allowing other BEF and Allied units to take up new defensive positions. During the retreat three British divisions bore the brunt of the fighting, suffering crippling casualties. One of those was the 66th (East Lancashire) Division which lost more than 7,000 men. Effectively destroyed, the division had to be withdrawn from the line to be rebuilt. The loss of so many men had a devastating effect on the lives and economy of cotton-manufacturing towns of East Lancashire. Illuminated with the dramatic recollections of those Lancashire lads who survived the disaster, _Death of a Division_ is one of the most stirring stories of the First World War.

The Company Directors Desktop Guide

The Company Directors Desktop Guide

Author: David Martin Format: Other book format Release Date: 24/01/2018

The Company Director's Desktop Guide is an indispensable source of reference on all areas of company law and practice for directors in every type of organisation. It provides essentially practical, jargon-free guidance on every aspect of a director's duties drawn from the author's considerable experience. Directors and managers are confronted with rapidly changing and increasing legislative requirements - at last count British companies were subject to some 22,000 different statutes. Remaining fully conversant with all the obligations, responsibilities and liabilities demanded under Company - and all the other - laws can therefore be a struggle for even the most diligent director or company secretary. This book explains those responsibilities and obligations in clear terms, emphasising what the law means in practice, how to implement it and how best to minimise risk and avoid potential penalties. As well as being completely revised and updated, the 14th edition of this popular title now includes new and detailed guidance on practical aspects of: * exploring liability on former owners following company disposal * highlighting the breaches of Corporate Governance * identifying new Data Protection requirements from 2018 * protecting the corporate body from breaching new tax evasion requirements * implementing the changed requirements on Audit * considering using technology to improve AGM effectiveness * new reporting requirements for the Strategic Report ... and much more.

Christian Language in the Secular City

Christian Language in the Secular City

Author: David Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/12/2017

This title was first published in 2002.Christian Language in the Secular City offers a series of meditations by the internationally renowned sociologist, David Martin. Martin presents a distinctive angle of vision on key issues of Christian faith, dividing the book into three clear sections: the Liturgical Year; the Christian agenda, including prophecy, justification, sacred places and spaces, wisdom, providence, peace and war, angelic and demonic; and Emergent Occasions such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 900th anniversary of Winchester Cathedral, commemoration of poets and of martyrs, and more. With its uniquely lyrical presentation, David Martin's book transposes central issues of theology and Christian faith into a new key. This work complements David Martin's theoretical book focusing on Christian Language and its Mutations, published in Ashgate's Religion and Theology in Interdisciplinary Perspective series. David Martin is Honorary Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University, and Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, UK. He is the author of some two dozen books, including Divinity in a Grain of Bread, and many landmark titles in the sociology of religion.

The Instant Company Secretary An A-Z Guide to Duties and Responsibilities of the Company Secretary

The Instant Company Secretary An A-Z Guide to Duties and Responsibilities of the Company Secretary

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2017

Company secretarial duties must be undertaken whether there is someone holding that title or not. These duties include ensuring: * Compliance by the company and its officers with all statutory and other regulatory requirements * Maintenance of the statutory records and filing data with Companies House within specified time limits * Interfacing with the shareholders or guarantors, convening general meetings, drafting and recording resolutions, dealing with shares etc. * Servicing board meetings and compiling the legally required minutes * Providing a company-wide focal point for legal matters and interpretation, and a logical point of contact for third parties * Providing the board with accurate and timely advice. This book deals with the latest requirements, including: * Anti-bribery * Modern slavery * Gender pay reporting * Tax evasion legislation ...and the new requirements regarding Registers of Persons of Significant Control. Aswell as all the other key areas a company secretary needs to have knowledge of. The expanded A-Z format makes this book the ideal desktop companion for easy reference and a handy resource. It provides essential practical, easily accessible advice and guidance to the wide range of important company secretarial duties and regulations that must be adhered to. The refreshing no-nonsense approach tackles these challenges making it an indispensable and practical guide to the whole range of issues with which the person performing the legally required duties of the Company Secretary must comply.

Shh! Bears Sleeping

Shh! Bears Sleeping

Author: David Martin Format: Board book Release Date: 25/09/2017

A stunning board book introduces very young children to the yearly cycle of the lives of bears. Spring summer fall/All day long/Bears grow big/Bears grow strong. But in the fall/When leaves turn red/Bears know soon/lt's time for bed. in their cave/Warm and deep/Winter is time for bears to sleep. David Martin's lilting read aloud text combines with exquisite pictures to make a perfect board book, with subject matter about the natural world that will intrigue even the very youngest reader.

On Secularization Towards a Revised General Theory

On Secularization Towards a Revised General Theory

Author: David Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/08/2017

'Secularization' has been hotly debated since it was first subjected to critical attention in the mid-sixties by David Martin, before he sketched a 'General Theory' in 1969. 'On Secularization' presents David Martin's reassessment of the key issues: with particular regard to the special situation of religion in Western Europe, and questions in the global context including Pentecostalism in Latin America and Africa. Concluding with examinations of Pluralism, Christian Language, and Christianity and Politics, this book offers students and other readers of social theory and sociology of religion an invaluable reappraisal of Christianity and Secularization. It represents the most comprehensive sociology of contemporary Christianity, set in historical depth.

Joy Ride An Architect's Journey to Mexico's Ancient and Colonial Places

Joy Ride An Architect's Journey to Mexico's Ancient and Colonial Places

Author: David Martin, Stephanie Woodard Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2017

Joy Ride is a simple book on the surface. A collection of renowned architect-come-artist David C. Martin's sketches, watercolours, photography, and observations, as recorded over an extensive cross-Mexico sojourn, it has all the aesthetic gaiety and light-heartedness of a typical travelogue. However, there is something deeper at work. Martin's multi-media evocation of Mexican scenery and buildings speaks to his extensive experience in art and architecture, and this book will be of mutual interest to students of both - as well as those who want to explore Mexico through the eyes of a truly unique traveller. Innovative, fresh, and evocative, this book will take you on the 'Joy Ride' that its title promises.

Secularisation, Pentecostalism and Violence Receptions, Rediscoveries and Rebuttals in the Sociology of Religion

Secularisation, Pentecostalism and Violence Receptions, Rediscoveries and Rebuttals in the Sociology of Religion

Author: David Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2017

In this book David Martin brings together a coherent summary of his many years of ground-breaking academic work on the sociology of religion. Covering key and contentious areas from the last half-century such as secularisation, religion and violence, and the global rise of Pentecostalism, it presents a critical recuperation of these themes, some of them first initiated by the author, and a review of their reception history. It then reviews that reception history in a way that discusses not only the subjects themselves, but also the academic practices that have surrounded them. As such, this collection is vital reading for all academics with an interest in David Martin's work, as well as those involved with the sociology of religion and the study of secularisation more generally.

Ruin and Restoration On Violence, Liturgy and Reconciliation

Ruin and Restoration On Violence, Liturgy and Reconciliation

Author: David Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2016

To suppose that God has a providential plan based on a special covenant with Israel and realised in the atonement presents us with a moral problem. In Ruin and Restoration David Martin sketches a radical naturalistic account of the atonement based on the innocent paying for the sins of the guilty through ordinary social processes. An exercise in socio-theology, the book reflects on the contrast between 'the world' governed by the dynamic of violence as analysed by the social sciences, including international relations, and the emergence in Christianity (and Buddhism) of a non-violent alternative. A 'governing essay' fuses frameworks drawn from Reinhold Niebuhr, Karl Jaspers, Ernst Troeltsch and Max Weber and explores the relation between the cultural sciences, especially sociology, and theology treated as another but very distinctive cultural science. Six commentaries then deal with the atonement in detail; with the nature of Christian language and grammar, and with its characteristic mutations due to necessary compromises with 'the world'; with sex and violence; and with the liturgy as a concentrated mode of reconciliation.

Ruin and Restoration On Violence, Liturgy and Reconciliation

Ruin and Restoration On Violence, Liturgy and Reconciliation

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2016

To suppose that God has a providential plan based on a special covenant with Israel and realised in the atonement presents us with a moral problem. In Ruin and Restoration David Martin sketches a radical naturalistic account of the atonement based on the innocent paying for the sins of the guilty through ordinary social processes. An exercise in socio-theology, the book reflects on the contrast between 'the world' governed by the dynamic of violence as analysed by the social sciences, including international relations, and the emergence in Christianity (and Buddhism) of a non-violent alternative. A 'governing essay' fuses frameworks drawn from Reinhold Niebuhr, Karl Jaspers, Ernst Troeltsch and Max Weber and explores the relation between the cultural sciences, especially sociology, and theology treated as another but very distinctive cultural science. Six commentaries then deal with the atonement in detail; with the nature of Christian language and grammar, and with its characteristic mutations due to necessary compromises with 'the world'; with sex and violence; and with the liturgy as a concentrated mode of reconciliation.

Religion and Power No Logos without Mythos

Religion and Power No Logos without Mythos

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2014

There are few more contentious issues than the relation of faith to power or the suggestion that religion is irrational compared with politics and peculiarly prone to violence. The former claim is associated with Juergen Habermas and the latter with Richard Dawkins. In this book David Martin argues, against Habermas, that religion and politics share a common mythic basis and that it is misleading to contrast the rationality of politics with the irrationality of religion. In contrast to Richard Dawkins (and New Atheists generally), Martin argues that the approach taken is brazenly unscientific and that the proclivity to violence is a shared feature of religion, nationalism and political ideology alike rooted in the demands of power and social solidarity. The book concludes by considering the changing ecology of faith and power at both centre and periphery in monuments, places and spaces.

Religion and Power No Logos without Mythos

Religion and Power No Logos without Mythos

Author: David Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2014

There are few more contentious issues than the relation of faith to power or the suggestion that religion is irrational compared with politics and peculiarly prone to violence. The former claim is associated with Juergen Habermas and the latter with Richard Dawkins. In this book David Martin argues, against Habermas, that religion and politics share a common mythic basis and that it is misleading to contrast the rationality of politics with the irrationality of religion. In contrast to Richard Dawkins (and New Atheists generally), Martin argues that the approach taken is brazenly unscientific and that the proclivity to violence is a shared feature of religion, nationalism and political ideology alike rooted in the demands of power and social solidarity. The book concludes by considering the changing ecology of faith and power at both centre and periphery in monuments, places and spaces.

The Education of David Martin The Making of an Unlikely Sociologist

The Education of David Martin The Making of an Unlikely Sociologist

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2013

David Martin is one of the most distinguished writers on Christianity and society in modern times. Known and respected internationally for his critique of the secularisation theory that once dominated sociology, David Martin is credited with generating the first comparative general theory of secularisation. A regular contributor to media debates on the role of religion in society, his many influential writings and broadcasts range extensively over issues of religion, politics, violence and war. David Martin's vivid, elegant and absorbing prose offers surprising and often moving insights into his life, times and intellectual development. As Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the LSE he gives a compelling behind-the-scenes account of the protests during the 1960s and 1970s. He also recounts the ups and downs of his leading role in championing the King James Bible and the Prayer Book in the 1980's. It will be a must read for the many people, both within and without the church, who have been influenced by his seminal writings.

The Dawning of Apostasy A Brief Overview of Vatican II

The Dawning of Apostasy A Brief Overview of Vatican II

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2013

New Avalon

New Avalon

Author: David Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2013

A compilation of stories that spans the gamut of genre fiction. This book will scare entertain and amuse you. It takes you from the from the occult of Old Virgina to the world of translated beings that live beyond the stars. Thoroughly absorbing.

Little Birds with Broken Wings

Little Birds with Broken Wings

Author: David Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2012

"e;These pages represent the accumulated wisdom of more than thirty years that David Martin has spent as a writer, teacher, editor, and inspiration. Fine Lines (a literary journal) has been his gift to the world, a champion of literacy and lyricism, a 'lighthouse' to countless writers of all ages, from all over the globe, but it is not his only gift. In this collection of his writing, Martin invites us to see the world through his attentive eyes, bearing witness to what endures, what matters: a mother's love, the flicker of a firefly, the mystery of a dream, a beloved teacher, a triumphant student, the power of myth, and most of all, the written word. Inside his vision, readers are shown the richness, challenges, and rewards of the individual's effort to write, as he says, 'my own internal rhythms and play my own tunes.' This book is a song, a gift, in which we can all take pleasure."e; -Dr. John Price, Department of English, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Apostles of Power Theft of an Empire

Apostles of Power Theft of an Empire

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2012

Vatican II A Historic Turning Point The Dawning of a New Epoch

Vatican II A Historic Turning Point The Dawning of a New Epoch

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2011

The Future of Christianity Reflections on Violence and Democracy, Religion and Secularization

The Future of Christianity Reflections on Violence and Democracy, Religion and Secularization

Author: David Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2011

This book offers a mature assessment of themes preoccupying David Martin over some fifty years, complementing his book On Secularization. Deploying secularisation as an omnibus word bringing many dimensions into play, Martin argues that the boundaries of the concept of secularisation must not be redefined simply to cover aberrant cases, as when the focus was more on America as an exception rather than on Europe as an exception to the 'furiously religious' character of the rest of the world. Particular themes of focus include the dialectic of Christianity and secularization, the relation of Christianity to multiple enlightenments and modes of modernity, the enigmas of East Germany and Eastern Europe, and the rise of the transnational religious voluntary association, including Pentecostalism, as that feeds into vast religious changes in the developing world. Doubts are cast on the idea that religion has ever been privatised and has lately reentered the public realm. The rest of the book deals with the relation of the Christian repertoire to the nexus of religion and politics, including democracy and violence and sharply criticises polemical assertions of a special relation of religion to violence, and explores the contributions of 'cognitive science' to the debate

The Future of Christianity Reflections on Violence and Democracy, Religion and Secularization

The Future of Christianity Reflections on Violence and Democracy, Religion and Secularization

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2011

This book offers a mature assessment of themes preoccupying David Martin over some fifty years, complementing his book On Secularization. Deploying secularisation as an omnibus word bringing many dimensions into play, Martin argues that the boundaries of the concept of secularisation must not be redefined simply to cover aberrant cases, as when the focus was more on America as an exception rather than on Europe as an exception to the 'furiously religious' character of the rest of the world. Particular themes of focus include the dialectic of Christianity and secularization, the relation of Christianity to multiple enlightenments and modes of modernity, the enigmas of East Germany and Eastern Europe, and the rise of the transnational religious voluntary association, including Pentecostalism, as that feeds into vast religious changes in the developing world. Doubts are cast on the idea that religion has ever been privatised and has lately reentered the public realm. The rest of the book deals with the relation of the Christian repertoire to the nexus of religion and politics, including democracy and violence and sharply criticises polemical assertions of a special relation of religion to violence, and explores the contributions of 'cognitive science' to the debate

Risk and the Smart Investor

Risk and the Smart Investor

Author: David Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Master the most important investing skill of all-DECISION MAKING De-risking your investmentsrequires knowing that there ismuch you don't know. -David X MartinRisk exists because of one simple fact:Decisions are always based on incompleteinformation. Therefore, to meet your investmentgoals over the long term, you mustlearn to manage the risks associated with adecision-making process that is by natureflawed. Risk and the Smart Investor provides aframework for making such decisions. Avoiding unrealistic promises of completelyrisk-free investing, world-renownedrisk management expert David X Martinfamiliarizes you with the principles of riskmanagement. Based on Martin's experiencein managing risk at several of the world'slargest financial institutions, this principlebasedapproach presents a unique perspectivethat helps you manage the risk in everyinvestment you make. Risk and the Smart Investor provides notonly a framework for managing risk in today'smarkets, it also prepares you to handlethe next financial crisis-which is coming,sooner or later-by separating risk managementinto four separate processes: Assessment-know where you are,but accept the fact that you cannotknow everythingThe Rules of the Game-determineyour appetite for risk, diversifyaccordingly, demand transparency,and institute checks and balancesDecision Making-consider allalternatives, fit your plans into specifictime frames, and always have anexit strategyReevaluation-continually monitor theoutcomes of your decisions and learnfrom your mistakes Praise for Risk and the Smart Investor Interesting and instructive. A good book for those who want to learn about risk and build this knowledge into their financial decisions. -John Reed, former CEO, Citigroup David Martin has produced a popular yet serious post-financial crisisreflection on the fundamentals of risk management as a living process. Rich inexperience and wisdom, Risk and the Smart Investor is both a useful handbookbrimming with insights, and a moral tale for our times. Simply a must-read forevery serious investor, risk manager, and just about everyone else. -Michael Power, professor,London School of Economics and Political Science David Martin knows risk and the active investor and his book proves it. -Jerry Lieberman This book is like having your own mentor to guide you throughrisk management decisions. -William Rhodes, Chairman, Citigroup and Citibank

The History of the Bible. Translated from the French, by R. G. Junior, in 1746

The History of the Bible. Translated from the French, by R. G. Junior, in 1746

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2010

Facing the Blank Page

Facing the Blank Page

Author: David Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2009

Facing the blank page is the hardest part for any writer. Author, editor, and teacher, David Martin, encourages all of us to remember that "e;writing of life's experiences brings order to chaos, beauty to existence, and celebration to the mysterious. Hopefully, words connected to actions will make a difference. How can they not? Don't we all need a more positive world to share?"e; This collection of essays and poems is an example to writers of all ages that our writing can "e;begin as memories from experiences long past"e;.

Sacred History and Sacred Geography Spiritual Journeys in Time and Space

Sacred History and Sacred Geography Spiritual Journeys in Time and Space

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2008

Officespeak

Officespeak

Author: David Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/11/2006

Do you feel like putting a bullet through your head every time your boss tells you to "e;quarterback this one for me, champ"e;? Do you find yourself resisting the urge to put a chokehold on colleagues who use the phrases "e;on the same page"e; or "e;no-brainer"e; or "e;going forward"e; in a sentence? Are you often tempted to tamper with the messages on the motivational signs HR posts around the office? Or to plant subliminal messages in the legal disclaimer that's attached to every e-mail you send? Well, then Officespeak is the book for you! This hilarious, tongue-in-cheek guide to deciphering and manipulating the language of the workplace includes such helpful hints as: The best (and worst) answers to the question, "e;What's your biggest weakness?"e; Sprucing up your job title and personalizing your business cards Being "e;swamped"e; and other key phrases for diverting responsibility Making up verbs to convey power, decisiveness, and initiative in the boardroom Mastering the fine art of interrupting with such foolproof expressions as "e;good point"e; and "e;borrriiinnnggg"e; AND MANY MORE! Just remember, there's no "e;I"e; in team... but there sure as hell is one in "e;You're hired!"e;

The Breaking of the Image A Sociology of Christian Theory and Practice

The Breaking of the Image A Sociology of Christian Theory and Practice

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2006

Does Christianity Cause War?

Does Christianity Cause War?

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2006

On Secularization Towards a Revised General Theory

On Secularization Towards a Revised General Theory

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2005

'Secularization' has been hotly debated since it was first subjected to critical attention in the mid-sixties by David Martin, before he sketched a 'General Theory' in 1969. 'On Secularization' presents David Martin's reassessment of the key issues: with particular regard to the special situation of religion in Western Europe, and questions in the global context including Pentecostalism in Latin America and Africa. Concluding with examinations of Pluralism, Christian Language, and Christianity and Politics, this book offers students and other readers of social theory and sociology of religion an invaluable reappraisal of Christianity and Secularization. It represents the most comprehensive sociology of contemporary Christianity, set in historical depth.

New Avalon

New Avalon

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/06/2005

A COMPILATION OF STORIES THAT SPANS THE GAMUT OF GENRE FICTION. THIS BOOK WILL SCARE ENTERTAIN AND AMUSE YOU. IT TAKES YOU FROM THE OCCULT OF OLD VIRGINIA TO THE WORLD OF TRANSLATED BEINGS THAT LIVE BEYOND THE STARS. THOROUGHLY ABSORBING.

Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems

Author: David Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2003

Gettysburg July 1

Gettysburg July 1

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2003

Gettysburg, July 1 presents the most detailed regimental-level account ever written of the critical first day of the Civil War's greatest battle. Using firsthand sources, most of which are unpublished and some never before cited, Gettysburg, July 1 combines recent scholarly interpretations of the action with original analysis by the author. It takes a fresh approach to the battle at the tactical level, with emphasis on the experience and competence of regimental and brigade commanders.

The Philadelphia Campaign June 1777- July 1778

The Philadelphia Campaign June 1777- July 1778

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2003

Brandywine, Germantown, Valley Forge, Monmouth. These are some of the most famous locales of the Revolution, yet not one was the scene of an American victory. The Philadelphia campaign, which ran for well over a year from early 1777 to mid-summer 17778, is recognized as the high point of the Revolution. It was a campaign during which the British won almost every battle and gloriously seized their objective, the Colonial capital at Philadelphia, yet they were not able to win the war. Thanks to the fortitude and determination of leaders like Greene, Wayne, Morgan, Lafayette, Von Steuben, and especially George Washington, the brave American citizen soldiers refused to admit defeat and weathered the dark days of Valley Forge to emerge a more efficient fighting machine, determined to win the war no matter how long it took. Such was the patriotism of the Colonial troops who won their nation's independence from the professional soldiers and Hessian hirelings of King George.Military historian Dr. David G. Martin's The Philadelphia Campaign is a lively account of an epic period in American history. His narrative includes detailed strategic and tactical analyses of the movements of the general and their battles for the city of Philadelphia along with the story of hardships and trials of soldiers on both sides. What emerges is a story of courage, incompetence, tenacity, jealousy, and intrigue. The book is well illustrated with contemporary drawings and maps. A reader's guide provides a basis for further study and there is information about sites from the war which can still be seen today. Sidebars provide information on the period such as the leadership o both armies, the weapons they used, the role of African-Americans in the Revolutionary War, and the stories of heroines Lydia Darragh and Molly Pitcher.

Jackson's Valley Campaign November 1861- June 1862

Jackson's Valley Campaign November 1861- June 1862

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2003

In a few short months in the Shenandoah Valley, Stonewall Jackson rewrote military history. Accompanied by George Patton's great-uncle and a staff of able subordinates, the Bible-quoting general used his own unique view of past military doctrine to defeat a series of converging enemy armies. American military strategy has never been the same since. Jackson's aggressive personality enabled him to constantly maintain the initiative. While cloaking his own operations in tight security, he was often able to discern the aims of his opponent. Frequently outnumbered, he managed to keep enemy units separated, and to defeat them in detail. Jackson was able to co-ordinate infantry, cavalry, and artillery operations, and was particularly successful in turning the normally slow-moving infantry into an effective mobile strike force.Jackson's Valley Campaign is supplemented by sidebars on famous units, weapons, incidents, and in-depth personality profiles of Jackson and his opponents. Complete orders of battle and special maps that clearly illustrate Jackson's operational doctrine are enhanced by unique charts that show the distances and rates of march of Jackson's foot cavalry between all major points in the Shenandoah Valley.In the long-awaited revision of his out-of-print classic, the author describes Jackson's war of maneuver and the tactical ideas it represented, without losing sight of the individuals and units on both sides who tested military theory with their lives. John C. Fremont, Napoleon Banks, Turner Ashby, Belle Boyd, the Louisiana Tigers, Blenker's German Division, and the Stonewall Brigade all live again in this colourful but thoughtfully written account.

Pentecostalism The World Their Parish

Pentecostalism The World Their Parish

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2001

This book deals with the largest global shift in religion over the last forty years, the astonishing rise of Pentecostalism and charismatic Christianity.

Pentecostalism The World Their Parish

Pentecostalism The World Their Parish

Author: David Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2001

This book deals with the largest global shift in religion over the last forty years, the astonishing rise of Pentecostalism and charismatic Christianity. Conservative estimates suggest that a quarter of a billion people are now members of Pentecostal churches, mainly in the developing world. David Martin examines the widely differing forms of Pentecostal religion across the five continents, drawing deeply significant conclusions about the future of Christianity itself. David Martin's Tongues of Fire was a pioneering examination of Pentecostal and charismatic Christianity in Latin America. This book extends the argument of that book and applies it globally. The author looks at the roots of the Pentecostal movement to explain how it crosses cultural boundaries, appealing to people as diverse as the respectable poor in Latin American and Africa, the new middle classes of South East Asia, and minorities in the Andes or Nepal. Martin offers a sensitive and illuminating account of the life-world of Pentecostals which looks at the specificities of history, politics, culture and economics while drawing out a wide-ranging theory and explanation of the secular and the sacred. Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish is a major milestone in the work of one of the most respected sociologists of religion writing today. It will become essential reading for students, academics and general readers interested in the rise of global religion.

Reflections on Sociology and Theology

Reflections on Sociology and Theology

Author: David Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/1996

Reflections on Sociology and Theology is a collection of essays by a distinguished sociologist exploring the relationship between sociology and religious issues. After laying out the main themes to be explored, David Martin divides the essays into three sections: Part I: Theoretical Considerations have a strong methodological content, and examine the nature of sociology and theology, and their inter-relationship. Part II: Practical Issues discusses sociological and practical issues of interest to theologians, such as peace studies, Christian Unity, and the nature of religious comment on politics. Part III: Addresses to Clergy and to Teachers of Sociology divides into two parts: the first address is directed against the notion of collective guilt as propagated by both religious and secular sources. The second, aimed at the clergy, sets out the empirical situation of western Christianity and suggests a socio-theological response. David Martin presents an elegant, compelling argument that religion and sociology can - and should - co-exist.

Geographic Information Systems Socioeconomic Applications

Geographic Information Systems Socioeconomic Applications

Author: David Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/12/1995

This second edition of Geographic Information Systems builds on the strengths of the first, and incorporates important recent advances in GIS development and major new socioeconomic datasets including new census data. Martin presents an accessible introduction to the history, principles and techniques of GIS, with a unique focus on socioeconomic applications. This non-technical volume addresses the needs of students and professionals who must understand and use GIS for the first time.

Geographic Information Systems Socioeconomic Applications

Geographic Information Systems Socioeconomic Applications

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/1995

This second edition of Geographic Information Systems builds on the strengths of the first, and incorporates important recent advances in GIS development and major new socioeconomic datasets including new census data. Martin presents an accessible introduction to the history, principles and techniques of GIS, with a unique focus on socioeconomic applications. This non-technical volume addresses the needs of students and professionals who must understand and use GIS for the first time.

Tongues of Fire The Explosion of Protestantism in Latin America

Tongues of Fire The Explosion of Protestantism in Latin America

Author: David Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/1993

Now available in paperback, Tongues of Fire deals with one of the most extraordinary developments in the world today -- the rapid spread of Evangelical Protestantism in vast areas of the underdeveloped societies, notable Latin America. The growth of Evangelical Protestantism since the 1960a s from its epicentre in the United States has been a religious and social phenomenon of extraordinary proportions. David Martin, one of the worlda s leading authorities on the sociology of religion, examines this remarkable phenomenon, taking account of how the religious elements have affected and have been affected by the cultural and political conditions and the future of the Americas, but also by those concerned with the relation of religion and social change throughout the contemporary world.