Contested Territory by Christian C. Lentz

Contested Territory: Ðien Biên Phu and the Making of Northwest Vietnam by Christian C. Lentz
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Overview: This new work of historical and political geography ventures beyond the conventional framing of the Battle of Điện Biên Phủ, the 1954 conflict that toppled the French empire in Indochina. Tracking a longer period of anticolonial revolution and nation-state formation from 1945 to 1960, Christian Lentz argues that a Vietnamese elite constructed territory as a strategic form of rule. Engaging newly available archival sources, Lentz offers a novel conception of territory as a contingent outcome of spatial contests.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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History of the Christian Church, Volume I by Philip Schaff

History of the Christian Church, Volume I: Apostolic Christianity. A.D. 1-100 by Philip Schaff
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Overview: Volume # 1 of of eight-volume work, which covers Christian history from the apostles to the Swiss Reformation, incorporates discussion of ideas and ideals throughout the history of the church with the requisite facts and figures for each period of history. Each volume contains maps, charts, notes, bibliographies, and an index.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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God of War by Christian Cameron

God of War: The Epic Story of Alexander the Great by Christian Cameron
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Overview: The story of how Alexander the Great conquered the world – first crushing Greek resistance to Macedonian rule, then destroying the Persian Empire in three monumental battles, before marching into the unknown and final victory in India – is a truly epic tale that has mesmerised countless generations of listeners. He crammed more adventure into his thirty-three years than any other human being before or since, and now for the first time a novelist will tell the tale in a single suitably epic volume. The combination of Alexander’s life story and Christian Cameron’s unrivalled skills as an historian and storyteller will ensure that this will not only be the definitive version for many years to come, but also one of the most exciting historical epics ever written.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Jazz and Christian Freedom by Bradley K. Broadhead

Jazz and Christian Freedom: Improvising against the Grain of the West by Bradley K. Broadhead
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Overview: Contemporary Western society has a strange relationship with freedom. Unbridled subjective liberty and narrow fundamentalism pull away from each other in mutual loathing while sociological forces seek to manipulate both sides. The church needs to recover and reconstruct a theology of freedom to navigate between the perils of both extremes and to avoid being manipulated by these forces. Just as biblical figures are taught through parables and metaphors, this book uses jazz improvisation as an analogy for Christian freedom. Just as jazz improvisation relies on successfully navigating constraints such as the history and traditions of jazz, jazz theory, and musical instruments, so Christian freedom also relies on constraints such as the biblical canon, church history, theology, and the church itself. Through understanding the freedom jazz musicians enjoy in making music together, we can better understand how Christian freedom might be enacted in daily life. If Western churches discover and enact Christian freedom in a meaningful way, the songs that they improvise will be as siren calls to people in chains.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Christian Theology: An Introduction by Alister E. McGrath

Christian Theology: An Introduction by Alister E. McGrath (6th Edition)
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Overview: Christian Theology: An Introduction, one of the most internationally-acclaimed Christian theology textbooks in use, has been completely rewritten for the 6th edition. It now features new and extended material and companion resources, ensuring it retains its reputation as the ideal introduction for students.

A new edition of the bestselling Christian theology textbook to celebrate its 25th anniversary
Rewritten throughout for exceptional clarity and accessibility, and adds substantial new material on the Holy Spirit
Features increased coverage of postcolonial theology, and feminist theology, and prodigious development of world theology
Increases the focus on contemporary theology to complement the excellent coverage of historical material
A new 2-color design includes more pedagogical features including textboxes and sidebars to aid learning
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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To Live Like A Moor: Christian Perceptions …

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Early Christian Ireland by T. M. Charles-Edwards

Early Christian Ireland by T. M. Charles-Edwards
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Overview: This is the first fully-documented history of Ireland and the Irish from Saint Patrick to the Vikings. Other books cover either a longer period (up to the Anglo-Norman conquests) or do not indicate in detail the evidence on which they are based. The book opens with the Irish raids and settlements in Britain, and the conversion of Ireland to Christianity, and ends as Viking attacks on Ireland accelerated in the second quarter of the ninth century.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin

The Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin
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Overview: Published first in 1536, the Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin’s magnum opus. Extremely important for the Protestant Reformation, the Institutes has remained important for Protestant theology for almost five centuries. Written to "aid those who desire to be instructed in the doctrine of salvation," the Institutes, which follows the ordering of the Apostle’s Creed, has four parts. The first part examines God the Father; the second part, the Son; the third part, the Holy Spirit; and the fourth part, the Church. Through these four parts, it explores both "knowledge of God" and "knowledge of ourselves" with profound theological insight, challenging and informing all the while.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Christian Ethics Volumes I & II by Adolf Wuttke

Christian Ethics Volumes I & II by Adolf Wuttke
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Overview: Adolf Wuttke, 19th century German professor and theologian, lived during one of the most intellectually vibrant times of the German-speaking nation’s history. With the popularity of Hegelian philosophy and historical criticism of the Bible, German theologians had come to question the view of the world outlined by traditional Christian orthodoxy. Scholars across Europe reevaluated and reinvented the history of Christianity, and they redefined what lay within the bounds of Christian philosophy. Wuttke took on the task of crafting a Christian account of morality, feeling that most Christian philosophers and theologians had favored metaphysics or epistemology over ethics.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Reception of Paul & Early Christian by Benjamin A. Edsall

The Reception of Paul and Early Christian Initiation: History and Hermeneutics by Benjamin A. Edsall
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Overview: This book breaks new ground in New Testament reception history by bringing together early Pauline interpretation and the study of early Christian institutions. Benjamin Edsall traces the close association between Paul and the catechumenate through important texts and readers from the late second century to the fourth century to show how the early Church arrived at a wide-spread image of Paul as the apostle of Christian initiation. While exploring what this image of Paul means for understanding early Christian interpretation, Edsall also examines the significance of this aspect of Pauline reception in relation to interpretive possibilities of Paul’s letters.
Building on the analysis of early interpretations and rhetorical images of the Apostle, Edsall brings these together with contemporary scholarly discourse. The juxtaposition highlights longstanding continuity and conflict in exegetical discussions and dominant Pauline images. Edsall concludes with broader hermeneutical reflections on the value of historical reception for New Testament Studies.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Faith, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality –

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Capital and Language by Christian Marazzi

Capital and Language: From the New Economy to the War Economy by Christian Marazzi
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Overview: A major theorist in the Italian postfordist movement offers a radical new understanding of the current international economic situation.

The Swiss-Italian economist Christian Marazzi is one of the core theorists of the Italian postfordist movement, along with Antonio Negri, Paolo Virno, and Bifo (Franco Berardi). But although his work is often cited by scholars (particularly by those in the field of "Cognitive Capitalism"), his writing has never appeared in English. This translation of his most recent work, Capital and Language (published in Italian in 2002), finally makes Marazzi’s work available to an English-speaking audience. Capital and Language takes as its starting point the fact that the extreme volatility of financial markets is generally attributed to the discrepancy between the "real economy" (that of material goods produced and sold) and the more speculative monetary-financial economy. But this distinction has long ceased to apply in the postfordist New Economy, in which both spheres are structurally affected by language and communication. InCapital and Language Marazzi argues that the changes in financial markets and the transformation of labor into immaterial labor (that is, its reliance on abstract knowledge, general intellect, and social cooperation) are just two sides of the same coin. Capital and Language focuses on the causes behind the international economic and financial depression of 2001, and on the primary instrument that the U.S. government has since been using to face them: war. Marazzi points to capitalism’s fourth stage (after mercantilism, industrialism, and the postfordist culmination of the New Economy): the "War Economy" that is already upon us. Marazzi offers a radical new understanding of the current international economic stage and crucial post-Marxist guidance for confronting capitalism in its newest form.Capital and Language also provides a warning call to a Left still nostalgic for a Fordist construct–a time before factory turned into office (and office into home), and before labor became linguistic.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Moral issues and Christian responses by Patricia Beattie Jung

Moral issues and Christian responses by Patricia Beattie Jung & Loyle Shannon Jung
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Overview: This popular anthology for the study of Christian ethics, now in its eighth edition, has been a mainstay of undergraduate courses for nearly thirty years. Shannon and Patricia Jung provide an introduction to contemporary moral issues from decidedly, yet diverse, Christian moral perspectives. The anthology intentionally seeks a range of voices to produce a kind of "point/counterpoint"discussion of an ethical issue. Issues include: the distinctiveness of Christian ethics, sexuality, reproductive rights, prejudice, immigration, the environment, economics, biomedical ethics, death and dying, terrorism, war, and globalization
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ by Tony Reinke +

Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ by Tony Reinke
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Overview: John Newton is best known as the slave trader turned hymn writer who penned the most popular English hymn in history: "Amazing Grace." However, many Christians are less familiar with the decades he spent in relative obscurity, laboring as a "spiritual doctor" while pastoring small parishes in England. In the latest addition to Crossway’s growing Theologians on the Christian Life series, Tony Reinke introduces modern readers to Newton’s pastoral wisdom by leading them through the many sermons, hymns, and most importantly letters that he wrote over the course of his life. Considered by many to be one of the greatest letter writers of all time, Newton has valuable insights to offer modern Christians, especially when it comes to fusing together sound doctrine, lived experience, and godly practice. Part of the Theologians on the Christian Life series.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Newton on the Christian Life To Live Is Christ by Tony Reinke +

Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ by Tony Reinke
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Overview: John Newton is best known as the slave trader turned hymn writer who penned the most popular English hymn in history: "Amazing Grace." However, many Christians are less familiar with the decades he spent in relative obscurity, laboring as a "spiritual doctor" while pastoring small parishes in England. In the latest addition to Crossway’s growing Theologians on the Christian Life series, Tony Reinke introduces modern readers to Newton’s pastoral wisdom by leading them through the many sermons, hymns, and most importantly letters that he wrote over the course of his life. Considered by many to be one of the greatest letter writers of all time, Newton has valuable insights to offer modern Christians, especially when it comes to fusing together sound doctrine, lived experience, and godly practice. Part of the Theologians on the Christian Life series.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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