Sex Wives And Warriors

Author: Philip F. Esler
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227679911
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Sex Wives And Warriors from the Author: Philip F. Esler. This book provides fresh answers to the questions of why and how should we read Old Testament narrative? When understood in closer relation to their original audience, Esler argues that biblical stories allow us to refresh the memory that links us with pivotal stories in Jewish and Christian identities, that they disclose more ample possibilities for being human, that they foster our capacity for intercultural understanding, and that they provide aesthetic pleasure from their embodying plots of great imaginative power.

Elijah Yahweh And Baal

Author: Hermann Gunkel
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498201873
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Elijah Yahweh And Baal from the Author: Hermann Gunkel. ""Elijah, Yahweh, and Baal is a masterpiece presented with authority by a twentieth-century accomplished and unsurpassed exegete. It is now translated by a disciple, whose elegant rendition sounds as if Hermann Gunkel had originally written himself the book in English."" --Andre LaCocque, The Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL ""Written a century ago for a church audience eager to learn how the best scholarship of the day could illuminate one of the Bible's most absorbing stories, this little book shows Gunkel at the height of his powers of critical perspicuity, explanatory finesse, and reverent sensitivity, the ideal Bible study leader, at once learned, captivating, and devout. . . . Moreover, Gunkel encompasses his subject as few today could or would in such short scope, combining philological acumen, aesthetic appreciation, comparative perspective, and attention to communal folk tradition--his pioneer distinction--and constants of human religiosity. The translation includes astute notes by the editor and a helpful list of more recent resources."" --Robert B. Coote, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Francisco, CA ""Hermann Gunkel, who died in 1932, is one of the greatest teachers and 'God-Fathers' of Old Testament study. He has taught us the most about the artistic, imaginative dimensions of the text. His interpretation of the Elijah narrative in this volume is a treasure that merits continuing attention. We may be grateful indeed to K. C. Hanson for bringing it to us in English, and to Wipf and Stock for its publication. Gunkel continues to be our teacher and 'God-Father' in wise shrewd reading of the text."" --Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA Hermann Gunkel (1862-1932) was Professor of Old Testament at the universities in Berlin, Giessen, and Halle, Germany. Among his major works in English are Genesis, Introduction to the Psalms, and Creation and Chaos in the Primeval Era and the Eschaton.

Wounded Warrior Wounded Wife

Author: Barbara K. McNally
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781633932876
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Wounded Warrior Wounded Wife from the Author: Barbara K. McNally. Imagine sending your spouse to war with a heavy heart, then receiving a life-shattering phone call telling you he's been badly injured. What do you do? Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife reveals the innermost thoughts of women who faced these challenges and prevailed-to not just survive, but thrive.

Warriors And Worriers

Author: Joyce F. Benenson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199972257
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Warriors And Worriers from the Author: Joyce F. Benenson. The question of exactly what sex differences exist and whether they have a biological foundation has been one of our culture's favorite enduring discussions. It should. After a baby is born, a parent's first concern is for its physical health. The next concern is its sex. Only in the most modern societies does sex not virtually guarantee the type of future life a new human being will have. Even in modern societies, one's sex usually plays a large role in the path a life follows. Scientists have published thousands of papers on the subject, with the general conclusion being that men and women are mostly the same, whatever differences exist have been socialized, and what differences exist have to do with women bearing children and men being physically stronger. In Warriors and Worriers, psychologist Joyce Benenson presents a new theory of sex differences, based on thirty years of research with young children and primates around the world. Her innovative theory focuses on how men and women stay alive. Benenson draws on a fascinating array of studies and stories that explore the ways boys and men deter their enemies, while girls and women find assistants to aid them in coping with vulnerable children and elders. This produces two social worlds for each sex which sets humans apart from most other primate species. Human males form cooperative groups that compete against out-groups, while human females exclude other females in their quest to find mates, female family members to invest in their children, and keep their own hearts ticking. In the process, Benenson turns upside down the familiar wisdom that women are more sociable than men and that men are more competitive than women.

Lysistrata

Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775458105
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Lysistrata from the Author: Aristophanes. One of the few plays that survived intact from the heyday of ancient Grecian drama, Lysistrata is an enormously influential work of satirical comedy. In order to bring an end to a destructive and never-ending war, the women of Greece take a temporary vow of chastity, pledging to remain abstinent until the conflict ends. As can be expected, mayhem -- and hilarity -- ensues.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Marvin Harris
Publisher: Good Year Books
ISBN: 9780673469755
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Cultural Anthropology from the Author: Marvin Harris. Written by the author of The Guru of Cultural Materialism, this revised text unites seemingly unrelated topics. Harris uses everyday applications of anthropological theories and issues in a user-friendly way. Two new chapters - one on race, ethnicity, and racism; and the other on human sexuality - discuss new research and developments in these areas. This text also demonstrates the relevance of cultural anthropology to contemporary social problems. Updated and expanded chapter previews and new cartoons, jokes and illustrations are featured. Two new full-colour photo essays assist students' visual understanding of cultural diversity.

Battle Cries And Lullabies

Author: Linda Grant De Pauw
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806170743
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Battle Cries And Lullabies from the Author: Linda Grant De Pauw. In this groundbreaking work, which covers thousands of years and spans the globe, Linda Grant De Pauw depicts women as victims and as warriors; as nurses, spies, sex workers, and wives and mothers of soldiers; as warrior queens leading armies into battle; and as baggage carriers marching in the rear. Beginning with the earliest archaeological evidence of warfare and ending with the dozens of wars in progress today, Battle Cries and Lullabies demonstrates that warfare has always and everywhere involved women. Following an introductory chapter on the questions raised about women’s participation in warfare, the book presents a documented, chronological survey linked to familiar models of military history. De Pauw provides historical context for current public policy debates over the role of women in the military. "Whether one applauds or deplores their presence and their actions, women have always been part of war. To ignore this fact grossly distorts our understanding of human history."

Monographien Zur V Lkerkunde

Author: Hamburgisches Museum für Völkerkunde und Vorgeschichte
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Monographien Zur V Lkerkunde from the Author: Hamburgisches Museum für Völkerkunde und Vorgeschichte.

The Unveiled Wife

Author: Jennifer Smith
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496403924
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The Unveiled Wife from the Author: Jennifer Smith. As a young bride, Jennifer Smith couldn’t wait to build her life with the man she adored. She dreamed of closeness, of being fully known and loved by her husband. But the first years of marriage were nothing like she’d imagined. Instead, they were marked by disappointment and pain. Trapped by fear and insecurity, and feeling totally alone, Jennifer cried out to God: What am I doing wrong? Why is this happening to us? It was as if a veil had descended between her and her husband, and between her and God—one that kept her from experiencing the fullness of love. How did Jennifer and her husband survive the painful times? What did they do when they were tempted to call it quits? How did God miraculously step in during the darkest hour to rescue and redeem them, tearing down the veil once and for all? The Unveiled Wife is a real-life love story; one couple’s refreshingly raw, transparent journey touching the deep places in a marriage that only God can reach. If you are feeling disappointment or even despair about your marriage, the heart-cry of this book is: You are not alone. Discover through Jennifer’s story how God can bring you through it all to a place of transformation.

Reading Biblical Narrative

Author: J. P. Fokkelman
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664222635
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Reading Biblical Narrative from the Author: J. P. Fokkelman. Narrator, characters, action, hero, quest, plot, time and space, entrances and exits--these are the essential components of all narrative literature. This authoritative and engaging introduction to the literary features of biblical narrative and poetry will help the reader grasp the full significance of these components, allowing them to enter more perceptively into the narrative worlds created by the great writers of the Bible.