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.

Wives And Warriors

Author: Laurie Lee Weinstein
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897894913
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Wives And Warriors from the Author: Laurie Lee Weinstein. A fascinating study of women who serve the military as wives or as soldiers, sailors, and flyers, with emphasis on current issues, written by a wide range of scholars and military professionals.

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.

Sister Wives Surrogates And Sex Workers

Author: Professor Angela Campbell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472430328
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Sister Wives Surrogates And Sex Workers from the Author: Professor Angela Campbell. Did she choose that?’ Or, more normatively, ‘Why would she choose that?’ This book critiques and offers an alternative to these questions, which have traditionally framed law and policy discussions circulating around controversial genderized practices. It examines the simplicity and incompleteness of choice-based rhetoric and of presumptions that women’s conduct is shaped, in an absolute way, either by choice or by coercion. This book develops an analytical framework that aims to discern the meaning and value that women may ascribe to morally ambiguous practices. An analysis of law’s approach to polygamy, surrogacy and sex work, particularly in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, provides a basis for evaluating the choice-coercion binary and for contemplating alternate modes for assessing, from a law and policy standpoint, the palatability of social practices that appear pernicious to women. Weaving together interdisciplinary research, an innovative analytical framework for assessing choices ostensibly harmful to women, and a critique of the legal rules governing such choices, this book bears relevance for students, scholars, practicing jurists and policymakers seeking a richer understanding of conduct that moves women to the margins of law and society.

The Chosen Primate

Author: Adam Kuper
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674128262
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The Chosen Primate from the Author: Adam Kuper. Is there a Darwinian explanation for the evolution of human nature? The great debates about human origins, cultural history, and human nature confront us with two opposing, often irreconcilable images of human beings: biology vs. culture. Now Kuper reframes these debates and reconsiders fundamental questions of anthropology. 21 halftones.

God S Court And Courtiers In The Book Of The Watchers

Author: Philip F. Esler
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1625649088
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God S Court And Courtiers In The Book Of The Watchers from the Author: Philip F. Esler. First Enoch is an ancient Judean work that inaugurated the genre of apocalypse. Chapters 1–36 tell the story of the descent of angels called “Watchers” from heaven to earth to marry human women before the time of the flood, the chaos that ensued, and God’s response. They also relate the journeying of the righteous scribe Enoch through the cosmos, guided by angels. Heaven, including the place and those who dwell there (God, the angels, and Enoch), plays a central role in the narrative. But how should heaven be understood? Existing scholarship, which presupposes “Judaism” as the appropriate framework, views the Enochic heaven as reflecting the temple in Jerusalem, with God’s house replicating its architecture and the angels and Enoch functioning like priests. Yet recent research shows the Judeans constituted an ethnic group, and this view encourages a fresh examination of 1 Enoch 1–36. The actual model for heaven proves to be a king in his court surrounded by his courtiers. The major textual features are explicable in this perspective, whereas the temple-and-priests model is unconvincing. The author was a member of a nontemple, scribal group in Judea that possessed distinctive astronomical knowledge, promoted Enoch as its exemplar, and was involved in the wider sociopolitical world of their time.

Children Sex And Social Policy

Author: Christopher Bagley
ISBN: 9781859723241
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Children Sex And Social Policy from the Author: Christopher Bagley. Addresses topics such as cross-cultural perspectives of childhood and sexuality; American, Canadian, and European studies on sexual behavior in children and adolescents; marginal, deprived, and exploited children; a retrospective psychological study of 32 children and adolescents involved in sex rings; child and adolescent prostitution in North America and the Third World; young adult women surviving sexual abuse; policies for gay and lesbian youths; investigating and preventing child sexual abuse; and countering physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Vom Gleichen Blut

Author: Octavia E. Butler
ISBN: 9783404240425
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Vom Gleichen Blut from the Author: Octavia E. Butler.

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.