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A History of the Church in Venezuela

A History of the Church in Venezuela

Author: Mary Watters Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

The church of Venezuela has been reduced to a political and social impotence that makes it unique in Spanish-American states. Because of the low stage of Indian civilization and the decentralization and factionalism in organization, the church never consolidated its control. This book covers all the more important aspects of the story of the church in Venezuela. Originally published in 1933. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Life at Saint Mary's

Life at Saint Mary's

Author: Katherine Batts Salley Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

This is a history of the first hundred years of Saint Mary's School for Young Ladies, opened in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1842. It is an excellent record of the changing fashions in dress, thinking, and customs, and portrays the Saint Mary's girl from the days of bustles to those of sweaters and skirts. The book also contains stories of the Civil War and reconstruction period. Originally published in 1942. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The Religious Investigations of William James

The Religious Investigations of William James

Author: Henry Samuel Levinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

In this first detailed examination of Varieties of Religious Experience, Levinson locates James securely in the academic study of religion, demonstrates James's debts to Darwin, and reconstructs the case for the supernatural that James thought so critical to his work. The author discusses the contribution that these religious interests made to James's later work and to the shaping of his theories of pragmatism and radical empiricism. Originally published 1981. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Conversion and Text The Cases of Augustine of Hippo, Herman-Judah, and Constantine Tsatsos

Conversion and Text The Cases of Augustine of Hippo, Herman-Judah, and Constantine Tsatsos

Author: Karl F. Morrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

Interpreting three conversion accounts, Morrison accents the categorical difference between the experience of conversion and written narratives about it. He explains why experience and text can only be related to each other in fictive ways. The accounts are sample cases taken from different periods in Western history. The earliest and most famous, by Augustine of Hippo is from north Africa under the late Roman Empire. The next was written by Herman-Judah, a Jew who lived in Cologne in the 12th century, in the shadow of crusading pogroms. It is the first known autobiographical account of a conversion after Augustine's Confessions . The English translation in this book will make the text accessible to many readers for the first time. The latest account, by Constantine Tsatsos, president of the Hellenic Republic, is from 20th century Athens. Unlike the others, it is not autobiographical. By this and other contrasts, it highlights issues of criticism raised by the other two studies. In working out his critical case studies, Morrison raises such questions as whether one can assume that a conversion actually occurred because there is a text about it, and if so, whether one can accept the narrative as a historically accurate description of events. Taking the texts as imaginative renderings into words of experiences that could not be expressed, he examines what the authors suppressed as well as what they told, and their guiding motives. He presents the narratives as deliberate fabrications calculated to achieve specific objectives. For all three writers , Morrison writes in his preface, concealment was a condition of the experience and the narrative of conversion. Despite their extreme differences, the hermeneutic project of conversion remained thinkable for them all because of metaphor, defined by tradition with a repertory of meanings...As writers, they took for granted the difference between what was called conversion and a fictive tale about it . The companion volume Understanding Conversion , outlines the critical framework for the method applied in Conversion and Text .

Religion and Empire The Alliance between Piety and Commerce in English Expansion, 1558-1625

Religion and Empire The Alliance between Piety and Commerce in English Expansion, 1558-1625

Author: Louis B. Wright Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

No one can think intelligently about the British Empire unless he understands its ideational beginnings in the unquestioning belief of Elizabethans and Jacobeans that, if they sought first to extend the kingdom of God, all material blessings would be added to them. Wright proves that the main propagandists of the idea of empire as a divine mission were ships' chaplains, company preachers, and such geographically minded clergymen as Hakluyt and Purchas. Originally published in 1943. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Spirit and Its Freedom

Spirit and Its Freedom

Author: George F. Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

Introducing Religion Religious Studies for the Twenty-First Century

Introducing Religion Religious Studies for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Robert S. (University of Southern California, USA) Ellwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2019

Introducing Religion explores different ways of looking at religion in the twenty-first century. Providing a broad overview to the discipline of religious studies, this textbook introduces students to engaging and contemporary topics such as: sociology of religion psychology of religion history of religion religion and art religious ethics popular religion religion and violence Thoroughly updated throughout, this fifth edition includes images, further reading, a detailed glossary, case studies, and key terms for revision. This is the essential textbook for students approaching this subject area for the first time.

Easy Does It:a Book Of Daily 12 Step Meditations

Easy Does It:a Book Of Daily 12 Step Meditations

Author: Anonymous Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2019

Critical Bibliography of Religion in America, Volume IV, parts 1 and 2

Critical Bibliography of Religion in America, Volume IV, parts 1 and 2

Author: Nelson Rollin Burr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2019

Volume IV (bound as two volumes) provides a critical and descriptive bibliography of religion in American life that is unequalled in any other source. Arranged topically, so that books and articles on a single subject are discussed in relation to each other, and carefully cross-referenced and indexed, it will be an indispensable tool for anyone exploring further into American religion or related subjects. Originally published in 2015. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Gospel of St.John and its Relation to the Other Gospels

The Gospel of St.John and its Relation to the Other Gospels

Author: Rudolf Steiner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2019

Michaelmas and the Soul-Forces of Man

Michaelmas and the Soul-Forces of Man

Author: Rudolf Steiner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2019