Rethinking Constantine

Author: Edward L. Smither
Publisher: James Clarke & Co
ISBN: 0227902726
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Rethinking Constantine from the Author: Edward L. Smither. On the eve of his battle against Maxentius at Milvian Bridge in 312, Flavius Valerius Constantinus (ca. 273/74¬Ė337) reportedly saw a symbol in the sky, which played a role in his conversion to faith in the Christian God and began a new chapter in the relationship between church and state. What happens to the church when the emperor becomes a Christian? Should such a triumph be perceived as God¬ís will and the fulfilment of prophecy? Or, was it the beginning of compromise and worldly captivity for a pilgrim people? Constantine¬ís life¬óhis career, faith, and relationship to the church¬óraises questions for Christians and for historians of the church which cannot be ignored. The aim of the present work is to reassess our picture of Constantine through careful historical inquiry largely within the scope of the early Christian period. Our approach is threefold: to re-examine the history surrounding Constantine¬ís life, to consider his connection to the development of Christian theology, and to then assess his legacy regarding the church.

Rethinking Historicism From Shakespeare To Milton

Author: Ann Baynes Coiro
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139577115
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Rethinking Historicism From Shakespeare To Milton from the Author: Ann Baynes Coiro. Reading literary texts in their historical contexts has been the dominant form of interpretation in literary criticism for the past thirty years. This collection of essays reflects on the origins of historicism and its present usefulness as a mode of literary analysis, its limitations and its future. The volume provides a brief history of the practice from its Renaissance origins, offering examples of historicist work that not only demonstrate the continuing vitality of this methodology but also suggest new directions for research. Focusing on the major figures of Shakespeare and Milton, these essays provide important and concise representations of trends in the field. Designed for scholars and students of early modern English literature (1500‚Äď1700), the volume will also be of interest to students of literature more generally and to historians.

Rethinking Holy Land

Author: Marlin Jeschke
Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
ISBN: 9780836193176
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Rethinking Holy Land from the Author: Marlin Jeschke. The author's vision for possessing land is a fresh alternative to the historical pattern of conquest and displacement of terrorized populations. Jeschke's careful reading of the biblical narrative offers a redeeming view for stewarding space on God's earth, a way we might call "salvation geography." God's design in salvation history is for a quality of life that sanctifies the whole earth.

Rethinking Secularism

Author: Craig Calhoun
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911304
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Rethinking Secularism from the Author: Craig Calhoun. This collection of essays presents groundbreaking work from an interdisciplinary group of leading theorists and scholars representing the fields of history, philosophy, political science, sociology, and anthropology. The volume will introduce readers to some of the most compelling new conceptual and theoretical understandings of secularism and the secular, while also examining socio-political trends involving the relationship between the religious and the secular from a variety of locations across the globe. In recent decades, the public has become increasingly aware of the important role religious commitments play in the cultural, social, and political dynamics of domestic and world affairs. This so called ''resurgence'' of religion in the public sphere has elicited a wide array of responses, including vehement opposition to the very idea that religious reasons should ever have a right to expression in public political debate. The current global landscape forces scholars to reconsider not only once predominant understandings of secularization, but also the definition and implications of secular assumptions and secularist positions. The notion that there is no singular secularism, but rather a range of multiple secularisms, is one of many emerging efforts to reconceptualize the meanings of religion and the secular. Rethinking Secularism surveys these efforts and helps to reframe discussions of religion in the social sciences by drawing attention to the central issue of how ''the secular'' is constituted and understood. It provides valuable insight into how new understandings of secularism and religion shape analytic perspectives in the social sciences, politics, and international affairs.

Rethinking Children S Citizenship

Author: T. Cockburn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137292075
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Rethinking Children S Citizenship from the Author: T. Cockburn. This book explores the relationship between children and citizenship, analyzing international perspectives on citizenship and human rights and developing new methods for facilitating the recognition of children as participating agents within society.

Rethinking International Drug Control

Author: Mathea Falco
Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
ISBN: 9780876092293
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Rethinking International Drug Control from the Author: Mathea Falco. The foreign interdiction and source country programs on which the United States has spent $25 billion since 1981 are intended to reduce domestic drug abuse. To examine this intersection of domestic and international interests, the Council on Foreign Relations convened an Independent Task Force to review U.S. international drug strategy and to suggest possible future directions. The bipartisan Task Force -- chaired by Mathea Falco, President of Drug Strategies, and former Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters -- included experts with backgrounds in diplomacy, law enforcement, economics, development, public health, judicial institutions, human rights, and multinational business.

Rethinking The High Renaissance

Author: Jill Burke
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409425588
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Rethinking The High Renaissance from the Author: Jill Burke. "The perception that the early sixteenth century saw a culmination of the Renaissance classical revival - only to degrade into mannerism shortly after Raphael's death in 1520 - has been extremely tenacious; but many scholars agree that this tidy narrative is deeply problematic. Exploring how we can reconceptualize the High Renaissance in a way that reflects how we research and teach today, this volume complicates and deepens our understanding of artistic change.

Rethinking Christ And Culture

Author: Craig A. Carter
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 144120122X
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Rethinking Christ And Culture from the Author: Craig A. Carter. In 1951, theologian H. Richard Niebuhr published Christ and Culture, a hugely influential book that set the agenda for the church and cultural engagement for the next several decades. But Niebuhr's model was devised in and for a predominantly Christian cultural setting. How do we best understand the church and its writers in a world that is less and less Christian? Craig Carter critiques Niebuhr's still pervasive models and proposes a typology better suited to mission after Christendom.