Founding Martyr Book
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Founding Martyr

  • Author : Christian Di Spigna
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553419337

Founding Martyr Book Description :

A rich and illuminating biography of America’s forgotten Founding Father, the patriot physician and major general who fomented rebellion and died heroically at the battle of Bunker Hill on the brink of revolution Little has been known of one of the most important figures in early American history, Dr. Joseph Warren, an architect of the colonial rebellion, and a man who might have led the country as Washington or Jefferson did had he not been martyred at Bunker Hill in 1775. Warren was involved in almost every major insurrectionary act in the Boston area for a decade, from the Stamp Act protests to the Boston Massacre to the Boston Tea Party, and his incendiary writings included the famous Suffolk Resolves, which helped unite the colonies against Britain and inspired the Declaration of Independence. Yet after his death, his life and legend faded, leaving his contemporaries to rise to fame in his place and obscuring his essential role in bringing America to independence. Christian Di Spigna’s definitive new biography of Warren is a loving work of historical excavation, the product of two decades of research and scores of newly unearthed primary-source documents that have given us this forgotten Founding Father anew. Following Warren from his farming childhood and years at Harvard through his professional success and political radicalization to his role in sparking the rebellion, Di Spigna’s thoughtful, judicious retelling not only restores Warren to his rightful place in the pantheon of Revolutionary greats, it deepens our understanding of the nation’s dramatic beginnings.

Martyrdom and Terrorism Book

Martyrdom and Terrorism

  • Author : Dominic Janes
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199376513

Martyrdom and Terrorism Book Description :

In recent years, terrorism has become closely associated with martyrdom in the minds of many terrorists and in the view of nations around the world. In Islam, martyrdom is mostly conceived as "bearing witness" to faith and God. Martyrdom is also central to the Christian tradition, not only in the form of Christ's Passion or saints faced with persecution and death, but in the duty to lead a good and charitable life. In both religions, the association of religious martyrdom with political terror has a long and difficult history. The essays of this volume illuminate this history--following, for example, Christian martyrdom from its origins in the Roman world, to the experience of the deaths of "terrorist" leaders of the French Revolution, to parallels in the contemporary world--and explore historical parallels among Islamic, Christian, and secular traditions. Featuring essays from eminent scholars in a wide range of disciplines, Martyrdom and Terrorism provides a timely comparative history of the practices and discourses of terrorism and martyrdom from antiquity to the twenty-first century.

Beyond Terror and Martyrdom Book
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Beyond Terror and Martyrdom

  • Author : Gilles Kepel
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674039551

Beyond Terror and Martyrdom Book Description :

Kepel urges us to escape the ideological quagmire of terrorism and martyrdom and explore the terms of a new and constructive dialogue between Islam and the West. This book sounds the alarm to the West and to Islam that both of these exhausted narratives are bankrupt—neither productive of democratic change in the Middle East nor of unity in Islam.

The Genevan Reformation and the American Founding Book

The Genevan Reformation and the American Founding

  • Author : David W. Hall
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2005-01-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 073911106X

The Genevan Reformation and the American Founding Book Description :

In this provocative study, David W. Hall argues that the American founders were more greatly influenced by Calvinism than contemporary scholars, and perhaps even the founders themselves, have understood. Calvinism's insistence on human rulers' tendency to err played a significant role in the founders' prescription of limited government and fed the distinctly American philosophy in which political freedom for citizens is held as the highest value. Hall's timely work countervails many scholars' doubt in the intellectual efficacy of religion by showing that religious teachings have led to such progressive ideals as American democracy and freedom.

Liberty s Martyr Book
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Liberty s Martyr

  • Author : Janet Uhlar
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608440122

Liberty s Martyr Book Description :

The American Revolution may have turned out differently had it not been for Dr. Joseph Warren. He was one of the early leaders before and then at the beginning of the war. He is best known as the man who sent Paul Revere on his famous ride. This novel brings him to life for today's readers.

Dr  Joseph Warren Book
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Dr Joseph Warren

  • Author : Sam Forman
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-11-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 1455614742

Dr Joseph Warren Book Description :

The definitive biography of the Revolutionary War doctor and hero. An American doctor, Bostonian, and patriot, Joseph Warren played a central role in the events leading to the American Revolution. This detailed biography of Warren rescues the figure from obscurity and reveals a remarkable revolutionary who dispatched Paul Revere on his famous ride and was the hero of the battle of Bunker Hill, where he was killed in action. Physician to the history makers of early America, political virtuoso, and military luminary, Warren comes to life in this comprehensive biography meticulously grounded in original scholarship.

Martyrs in Paradise Book

Martyrs in Paradise

  • Author : Peter L. Wong
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release Date : 2009-11-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 660
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449008826

Martyrs in Paradise Book Description :

The quiet moments of global terrorism are over. They were silently on the move and highly motivated against the USA, first and foremost. To the radical extremist fascists international terrorists network, the USA was the easiest to infiltrate amongst the worlds super powers. Their ultimate target was the entertainment capital of the world, the city of sin and pleasure for the western free world. Assisted by human traffickers and smugglers, this time, thei suicidal martyr is a Woman of Mass Destruction (WMD). Westernized and American educated, desired by almost every man, a woman well adorned as well as scorned, the self appointed terrorist, the self declared jihadist, the self-anointed martyr is now ready to make her move. It all began in an island archipelago in the Pacific, where three young men who started out as childhood friends were separated by fate. One became the most wanted notorious non Christian rebel leader in that region, another became a hardened military combat zone officer and the third became an American. Noor was a casualty turned weapon against the Infidels. Her mission before she perishes was to inflict as much damage and pain to portions of the society that caused her miseries. To make their statement that the war against terrorism is not over, and will not be over, and will not be won by the Infidels. Noor was the networks ultimate weapon against the USA as the start of reviving the plan to totally disabling the US Mainland was initiated. She has been very well prepared for a self declared war compounded by ideological pressures from her own kind covering under the protection of religion. Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival. W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993)

A Book of Martyrs Book

A Book of Martyrs

  • Author : Susannah Brietz Monta
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 804
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89098582760

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Mothers of Heroes and Martyrs Book

Mothers of Heroes and Martyrs

  • Author : Lorraine Bayard de Volo
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2001-10-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 0801867649

Mothers of Heroes and Martyrs Book Description :

Founded during the Nicaraguan revolution, the Mothers of Heroes and Martyrs of Matagalpa comprises women who supported the revolution but did not carry guns. The author focuses on the group to explore 'maternal identity politics'.

Dying for Ideas Book

Dying for Ideas

  • Author : Costica Bradatan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-02-26
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472525826

Dying for Ideas Book Description :

What do Socrates, Hypatia, Giordano Bruno, Thomas More, and Jan Patocka have in common? First, they were all faced one day with the most difficult of choices: stay faithful to your ideas and die or renounce them and stay alive. Second, they all chose to die. Their spectacular deaths have become not only an integral part of their biographies, but are also inseparable from their work. A "death for ideas" is a piece of philosophical work in its own right; Socrates may have never written a line, but his death is one of the greatest philosophical best-sellers of all time. Dying for Ideas explores the limit-situation in which philosophers find themselves when the only means of persuasion they can use is their own dying bodies and the public spectacle of their death. The book tells the story of the philosopher's encounter with death as seen from several angles: the tradition of philosophy as an art of living; the body as the site of self-transcending; death as a classical philosophical topic; taming death and self-fashioning; finally, the philosophers' scapegoating and their live performance of a martyr's death, followed by apotheosis and disappearance into myth. While rooted in the history of philosophy, Dying for Ideas is an exercise in breaking disciplinary boundaries. This is a book about Socrates and Heidegger, but also about Gandhi's "fasting unto death" and self-immolation; about Girard and Passolini, and self-fashioning and the art of the essay.

A Companion to Peter Martyr Vermigli Book

A Companion to Peter Martyr Vermigli

  • Author : Torrance Kirby
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004175549

A Companion to Peter Martyr Vermigli Book Description :

The great Florentine Protestant reformer Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562) made a unique contribution to the scriptural hermeneutics of the Renaissance and Reformation, where classical theories of interpretation derived from Patristic and Scholastic sources engaged with new methods drawn from Humanism and Hebraism. Vermigli was one of the pioneers of the sixteenth century in acknowledging and harnessing the biblical scholarship of the medieval Rabbis. His eminence in the Catholic Church in Italy (until 1542) was followed by an equally distinguished career as theologian and exegete in Protestant Europe where he was professor successively in Strasbourg, Oxford, and finally in Zurich. The Companion consists of 24 essays divided among five themes addressing Vermigli s international career, hermeneutical method, biblical commentaries, major theological topics, and his later influence. Contributors include: Scott Amos, Michael Baumann, Jon Balserak, Luca Baschera, Maurice Boutin, Emidio Campi, John Patrick Donnelly SJ, Max Engammare, Gerald Hobbs, Frank James III, Gary Jenkins, Robert Kingdon, Torrance Kirby, William Klempa, Joseph McLelland, Charlotte Methuen, Christian Moser, David Neelands, Peter Opitz, Herman Selderhuis, Daniel Shute, David Wright, and Jason Zuidema.

A Paradise of Priests Book

A Paradise of Priests

  • Author : Catherine Saucier
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9781580464802

A Paradise of Priests Book Description :

In the "priestly paradise" of medieval Liège, sacred music became a pervasive and versatile medium by which the clergy promoted the holy status of their city. While this hotbed of female piety and Eucharistic devotion is recognized as a center of liturgical innovation and clerical writing, the symbiosis of saintly and civic ideals voiced in locally composed plainchant and polyphony has remained overlooked. The key to unlocking the civic meaning of this music lies in the saints' legends and bishops' deeds from which it emerged and in the rituals and performance spaces in which it was heard. In A Paradise of Priests, Catherine Saucier forges new interdisciplinary connections between musicology, the liturgical arts, the cult of saints, church history, and urban studies to demonstrate how liégeois clerics constructed a civic sacred identity through sung rituals in conjunction with hagiographic writing and relic display. Focusing on the veneration and influence of five bishops active between the seventh and sixteenth centuries, Saucier explains how the performance of sacred music accrued new meanings at moments of signal importance in the life of the city. A Paradise of Priests is an essential resource for scholars and students interested in the history of the Low Countries, hagiography and its reception, and ecclesiastical institutions. Catherine Saucier is Assistant Professor of Music History at Arizona State University.

The Great Museum Book

The Great Museum

  • Author : Donald Horne
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015012275726

The Great Museum Book Description :

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science Book
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Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

  • Author : Allen Kent
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1989-09-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 0824720458

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science Book Description :

"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

Founding Moment Book

Founding Moment

  • Author : William Westfall
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2002-04-26
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780773570665

Founding Moment Book Description :

He explores the motives, goals, and social and religious ideas that were behind the creation of this important institution of higher education, explaining the reasons Trinity was founded, the role it played in Canadian society, and the way its founding doctrines were transformed into a functioning college. He also challenges the social and educational views of the founders, giving voice to those who did not share the founders' vision and criticized the course the college was determined to pursue. These dissenting voices help us understand the problems the new college faced and the steps a new generation of leadership would take to point the college in a new direction, and define a very different relationship with the modern world.

Founding Fighters Book

Founding Fighters

  • Author : Alan C. Cate
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 0275987078

Founding Fighters Book Description :

By telling the fascinating stories of fifteen American combat leaders of the American Revolution, Founding Fighters illustrates how these men made war and, in so doing, helped make a nation.

The Texture of Memory Book

The Texture of Memory

  • Author : James Edward Young
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 0300059914

The Texture of Memory Book Description :

Examines Holcaust monuments and museums in Europe, Israel, and America, exploring how every nation remembers the Holocaust according to its own tradtions, ideals, and experiences, and how these memorials reflect their place...

On Not Founding Rome Book

On Not Founding Rome

  • Author : Steven Schroeder
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621890676

On Not Founding Rome Book Description :

This book is an attempt to critically embrace a tradition--a culture--in which the author was formed and against which he has often found himself in resistance, using academic disciplines in which he is well versed but about which he is deeply suspicious. This book began to come together as a book in a series of lectures on the history of Western thought at Shenzhen University in the People's Republic of China, an opportunity to cultivate disciplined criticism that might afford a second look at traditions behind the West which are being embraced all too quickly. In a time of acceleration, this book offers a meditation on the virtue of hesitation. The book is an invitation to philosophy and the history of ideas, but it is also a sustained critical reflection on the religious dimensions--explicit and implicit--of those ideas, with enough utopian vision left to imagine a city in which violence is not necessary.