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The Wisdom of the Shire

By Noble Smith
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Isbn : 1250026415
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 166
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In The Wisdom of the Shire, Noble Smith sheds a light on the life-changing ideas tucked away inside the classic works of J. R. R. Tolkien and his most beloved creation—the stouthearted Hobbits. How can simple pleasures such as gardening, taking long walks, and eating delicious meals with friends make you significantly happier? Why is the act of giving presents on your birthday instead of getting them such a revolutionary idea? What should you do when dealing with the Gollum in your life? And how can we carry the burden of our own "magic ring of power" without becoming devoured by it? The Wisdom of the Shire holds the answers to these and more of life's essential questions.

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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664623157
  • Pages : 247
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 492
  • File Pdf: the-getting-of-wisdom.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Getting of Wisdom" by Henry Handel Richardson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Lady of the Shroud

By Bram Stoker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Isbn : 1473216451
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 330
  • File Pdf: the-lady-of-the-shroud.pdf

Book Summary:

The Lady of the Shroud, Bram Stoker's eleventh novel, is an adventure story about a young man who inherits enormous amount of money which he uses to help the people of a small country in the Balkans in their struggle against their more powerful neighbors.

The Path of Faith

By Brandon D. Crowe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Isbn : 0830855386
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 324
  • File Pdf: the-path-of-faith.pdf

Book Summary:

The closely related biblical themes of covenant and law are among the most important in Scripture. In this ESBT volume, Brandon Crowe considers these themes throughout both Old and New Testaments, laying out key principles such as our obligation to obey our Creator, how Jesus' perfect obedience to God's law opens the way to eternal life, and what the law means for us today.

Six Centuries of Work and Wages

By James E. Thorold Rogers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136614508
  • Pages : 600
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 501
  • File Pdf: six-centuries-of-work-and-wages.pdf

Book Summary:

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Early Conference and Executive Reports of the Labor Party in New South Wales, 1912-1917

By Michael Hogan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Federation Press
  • Isbn : 9781862876972
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : New South Wales
  • Reads : 908
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Book Summary:

This volume chronicles the increasing divisions inside the Labor Party that came to a head in the disastrous split in 1916 over conscription for overseas military service. The central figure of this era was William Holman, who became Premier in June 1913 when James McGowen retired from that office. Before conscription became the central issue Holman had come to be heartily detested by many in the extra-parliamentary party, largely because of his refusal to do anything to abolish, or curb the power of, the Upper House. The AWU and its journal, The Australian Worker, led the criticism of Holman and his Government during these years. For a few years Holman's superb political skills guaranteed his survival. However, by 1916 Holman's enemies had organized a tightly disciplined modern faction, the 'Industrial Section', (later the 'Industrial Vigilance Council') to take control of the Executive and Conference and force policy changes on Holman. When the conscription issue reached a climax with the first plebiscite ordered by Prime Minister Hughes, the party at Commonwealth and State level split. Both Hughes and Holman were expelled from the party, continuing in office in new Nationalist administrations, leaving a factionalised Labor Party to begin the process of reconstruction.See Labor Pains Series link, to the right, for details of other Volumes. A NSW Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government publication.

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: One-Volume Compact Edition

By Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly,Kate Flint,Isobel Grundy,Roy Liuzza,Jerome McGann,Anne Prescott,Barry Qualls,Claire Waters
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Isbn : 1770485635
  • Pages : 2100
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 236
  • File Pdf: the-broadview-anthology-of-british-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials. Innovative, authoritative and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature has established itself as a leader in the field. The full anthology comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. For those seeking an even more streamlined anthology than the two-volume Concise Edition, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature is now available in a compact single-volume version. The edition features the same high quality of introductions, annotations, contextual materials, and illustrations found in the full anthology, and it complements an ample offering of canonical works with a vibrant selection of less-canonical pieces. The compact single-volume edition also includes a substantial website component, providing for much greater flexibility. An increasing number of works from the full six-volume anthology (or from its website component) are also being made available in stand-alone Broadview Anthology of British Literature editions that can be bundled with the anthology.

Middle-earth and the Return of the Common Good

By Joshua Hren
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1532650396
  • Pages : 212
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 331
  • File Pdf: middle-earth-and-the-return-of-the-common-good.pdf

Book Summary:

Political philosophy is nothing other than looking at things political under the aspect of eternity. This book invites us to look philosophically at political things in J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium, demonstrating that Tolkien's potent mythology can be brought into rich, fruitful dialogue with works of political philosophy and political theology as different as Plato's Timaeus, Aquinas' De Regno, Hobbes's Leviathan, and Erik Peterson's "Monotheism as a Political Problem." It concludes that a political reading of Tolkien's work is most luminous when conducted by the harmonious lights of fides et ratio as found in the thought of Thomas Aquinas. A broad study of Tolkien and the political is especially pertinent in that the legendarium operates on two levels. As a popular mythology it is, in the author's own words "a really long story that would hold the attention of readers, amuse them, delight them, and at times maybe excite them or deeply move them." But the stories of The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings contain deeper teachings that can only be drawn out when read philosophically. Written from the vantage of a mind that is deeply Christian, Tolkien's stories grant us a revelatory gaze into the major political problems of modernity--from individualism to totalitarianism, sovereignty to surveillance, terror to technocracy. As an "outsider" in modernity, Tolkien invites us to question the modern in a manner that moves beyond reaction into a vivid and compelling vision of the common good.

Surviving Technopolis

By Arthur W. Hunt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1620327147
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 871
  • File Pdf: surviving-technopolis.pdf

Book Summary:

"Technopolis has no end in view other than bigger, faster, newer, and more. While giving us many material benefits--at least in the short run--in its wake are spiritual loss, alienation, and devastation. These essays not only evaluate Technopolis, but also seek wisdom to cope with our new human-made environments. Positively stated, they offer suggestions on how to bring us back into balance. Some of our best wisdom in analyzing Technopolis can be found in the voices of the Christian humanists. Unlike Enlightenment humanism, which tends to be human-centered, Christian humanism is concerned with the role of humankind within God's created order. G. K. Chesterton, T. S. Eliot, J. R. R. Tolkien, and C. S. Lewis represent this tradition. They, and others like them, understood that technological progress with no clear telos obscures what Eliot called ""the permanent things."" Surviving Technopolis means restoring the things closest to us--those old identity-forming institutions of home, church, and community."

The Blackwell Guide to Theology and Popular Culture

By Kelton Cobb
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 0470777702
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 588
  • File Pdf: the-blackwell-guide-to-theology-and-popular-culture.pdf

Book Summary:

The Blackwell Guide to Theology of Popular Culture outlines various general theories of popular culture, identifies theologians and theological concepts that are conducive to analyzing popular culture, and explores religious themes that are asserting themselves through popular movies, novels, music, television shows and advertising. A timely examination and contribution to the rapidly expanding field of theology and popular culture Locates the theological analysis of culture alongside political, sociological, economic, aesthetic and psychological analyses Surveys the work of religious and theological scholars who have turned their attention to popular culture Considers classic Christian thinkers who have wrestled with culture, such as St. Paul, Tertullian, Augustine, Schleiermacher, Tillich, and Ricoeur Proposes a method for analysing culture to discern its religious content Identifies religious themes in popular culture Uses illustrations, ranging from the fiction of Nick Hornby to Six Feet Under An appendix provides lists of films, novels, television series, consumer products, architectural works, cultural events, and corporate icons that lend themselves to theological analysis.