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♥ Book Title : J.B.
♣ Name Author : Archibald MacLeish
∞ Launching : 1958
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0395083532
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780395083536
⊕ Number Pages : Total 153 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Biblical figure of Job is a prism in which to reflect the suffering and the injustice of our time."Article| Archibald MacLeish| Statement ..."

"Have You Considered My Servant Job?"

♥ Book Title : Have You Considered My Servant Job?
♣ Name Author : Samuel E. Balentine
∞ Launching : 2015-01-09
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781611174526
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 161117452X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 312 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The question that launches Job’s story is posed by God at the outset of the story: “Have you considered my servant Job?” (1:8; 2:3). By any estimation the answer to this question must be yes. The forty-two chapters that form the biblical story have in fact opened the story to an ongoing practice of reading and rereading, evaluating and reevaluating. Early Greek and Jewish translators emphasized some aspects of the story and omitted others; the Church Fathers interpreted Job as a forerunner of Christ, while medieval Jewish commentators debated conservative and liberal interpretations of God’s providential love. Artists, beginning at least in the Greco-Roman period, painted and sculpted their own interpretations of Job. Novelists, playwrights, poets, and musicians—religious and irreligious, from virtually all points of the globe—have added their own distinctive readings. In Have You Considered My Servant Job?, Samuel E. Balentine examines this rich and varied history of interpretation by focusing on the principal characters in the story—Job, God, the satan figure, Job’s wife, and Job’s friends. Each chapter begins with a concise analysis of the biblical description of these characters, then explores how subsequent readers have expanded or reduced the story, shifted its major emphases or retained them, read the story as history or as fiction, and applied the morals of the story to the present or dismissed them as irrelevant. Each new generation of readers is shaped by different historical, cultural, and political contexts, which in turn require new interpretations of an old yet continually mesmerizing story. Voltaire read Job one way in the eighteenth century, Herman Melville a different way in the nineteenth century. Goethe’s reading of the satan figure in Faust is not the same as Chaucer’s in The Canterbury Tales, and neither is fully consonant with the Testament of Job or the Qur’an. One need only compare the descriptions of God in the biblical account with the imaginative renderings by Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Franz Kafka to see that the effort to understand why God afflicts Job “for no reason” (2:3) continues to be both compelling and endlessly complicated."Article| Samuel E. Balentine| Statement ..."

"On Job"

♥ Book Title : On Job
♣ Name Author : Gustavo GutiŽrrez
∞ Launching : 1987
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781608331246
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1608331245
⊕ Number Pages : Total 136 sheet
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"A continuing journey"

♥ Book Title : A continuing journey
♣ Name Author : Archibald MacLeish
∞ Launching : 1968
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:39015048900800
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 374 sheet
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"Understanding Wisdom Literature"

♥ Book Title : Understanding Wisdom Literature
♣ Name Author : David Penchansky
∞ Launching : 2012-03-21
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780802867063
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0802867065
⊕ Number Pages : Total 129 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Israelite wisdom, literature, David Penchansky argues, records the disputes of ancient sages over basic human questions: What is the purpose of life? Is God just? Why do we suffer? Does God even exist? Penchansky sees confl icting answers to these questions in Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Ben Sira, and the Wisdom of Solomon -- and does not try to harmonize them. Instead, he fi nds meaning in the very dissonance and contradiction within these texts. Employing the latest scholarship yet remaining accessible to nonspecialists and students, Penchansky strikingly focuses on the "big picture" behind wisdom literature -- making it easy for readers to follow and appreciate these challenging texts -- without undermining each book's distinctive features. In the process, Penchansky opens up this rich and fertile vein of Israelite thought and demonstrates the renewed relevance of ancient Hebrew wisdom for today."Article| David Penchansky| Statement ..."

"That Championship Season"

♥ Book Title : That Championship Season
♣ Name Author : Jason Miller
∞ Launching : 1972-10-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0822211262
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780822211266
⊕ Number Pages : Total 52 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "THE STORY: Following their annual custom, five men--a high-school basketball coach, now retired, and four members of the team that he guided to the state championship twenty years earlier--meet for a reunion. The occasion begins in a light-hearted mo"Article| Jason Miller| Statement ..."

"Coal of the Heart"

♥ Book Title : Coal of the Heart
♣ Name Author : Ken L. Norris
∞ Launching : 2016-02-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781682139257
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1682139255
⊕ Number Pages : Total 158 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Disillusioned, deceived, and betrayed by the life he had come to know, Adam Ringer leaves his home in the East as a broken man. Coerced into an early retirement, even with a generous severance package, Adam finds the disruption complete and too abrupt. He settles in the farthest corner of the country and breaks all bonds with those he once knew. With the help of a real estate agent, Sol Rosenthal, he picks a small cabin in the woods in Upstate Washington. Adam hopes the isolation will help heal his bruised spirit and gain some meaning for his existence. Forming an unlikely friendship with Sol, Adam begins to look forward to Sol's regular Thursday night visits. In another part of the forest, a band of misfits struggle to survive on their own. When the group clashes with Adam, they find an adversary unlike any they have ever known. Both Adam and the group learn that, even in the cruelest battle, to never underestimate the power of a single beating heart."Article| Ken L. Norris| Statement ..."

"Yosl Rakover Talks to God"

♥ Book Title : Yosl Rakover Talks to God
♣ Name Author : Zvi Kolitz
∞ Launching : 2011-06-29
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780307797803
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0307797805
⊕ Number Pages : Total 112 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A dying Jew's last words to God -- a text that is regarded as the greatest piece of writing to have emerged from the Holocaust -- the story of how it came to be written, and the afterlife of both the author and his creation. As the German tanks destroy the Warsaw Ghetto, one of the few remaining fighters, Yosl Rakover, writes out his last words to God, seals the text in a glass bottle, and thrusts it into the rubble before preparing to die. The text surfaces in Europe in the 1950s, is passed from hand to hand, is broadcast on Radio Berlin -- where it is acclaimed by Thomas Mann as a religious masterpiece -- is anthologized and translated into many languages. But what is hailed as the most important testament of the Holocaust is in fact a short story, written in 1946 for a Yiddish newspaper by a remarkable young Jew, Zvi Kolitz, in Buenos Aires, where he had gone to raise money for the Jewish underground in the struggle to establish the State of Israel. The Borgesian story of what happened to the text and to Kolitz in the fifty years since, and the detective work of German journalist Paul Badde that resulted in their eventual rejoining, form the second part of this fascinating book. And in an afterword, the great French philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas's meditation on the text is answered in a commentary by Leon Wieseltier. Already an acclaimed bestseller in Europe, Yosl Rakover Talks to God restores a blazing artifact of twentieth-century writing to its true setting."Article| Zvi Kolitz| Statement ..."

"The Complete Jewish Study Bible"

♥ Book Title : The Complete Jewish Study Bible
♣ Name Author : Barry Rubin
∞ Launching : 2017-10
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1683070704
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781683070702
⊕ Number Pages : Total 1968 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Complete Jewish Study Bible pairs the updated text of the Complete Jewish Bible translation with extra study material, to help readers understand and connect with the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. Now introducing thumb-indexed versions The Complete Jewish Study Bible pairs the newly updated text of the best-selling Complete Jewish Bible with detailed notes and comprehensive study material to help both Jewish and Christian readers understand and connect with the essence of their faith--God's redemptive plan for his people. Readers will be enriched through this Jewish reading of Scripture and the revelation of the long-awaited Messiah, Yeshua, throughout both the Tanakh (Old Testament) and the B'rit Hadashah (New Testament). Unique to The Complete Jewish Study Bible are a number of helpful articles and notes to aid the reader in understanding the Jewish context for the Scriptures. The addition of a thumb-index in these versions will enable readers to easily find books in the Tanakh, which are in the order of the Hebrew Bible. Features include: - Twenty-five contributors (both Jewish and Christian), including John Fischer, Patrice Fischer, Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., Rabbi Russell Resnik, and more - Thirty-four topical articles ranging from topics such as the menorah (or "candelabra of God") and repentance (t'shuvah) in the Bible, to Yeshua's "Sermon on the Mount" and the Noachide Laws (the laws given by God to Noah and subsequent generations) and their applicability to Gentiles - In addition to these topical articles and detailed study notes, there are twelve tracks or themes running throughout the Bible with 117 articles, covering topics such as Jewish Customs, the Names of God, Shabbat, and the Torah - New Bible book introductions, written from a Jewish perspective - Bottom-of-page notes to help readers understand the deeper meanings behind the Jewish text - Sabbath and Holy Day Scripture readings - Offers the original Hebrew names for people, places, and concepts"Article| Barry Rubin| Statement ..."

"Of God who Comes to Mind"

♥ Book Title : Of God who Comes to Mind
♣ Name Author : Emmanuel Lévinas
∞ Launching : 1998
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0804730946
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780804730945
⊕ Number Pages : Total 211 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The thirteen essays collected in this volume investigate the possibility that the word "God" can be understood now, at the end of the twentieth century, in a meaningful way. Nine of the essays appear in English translation for the first time. Among Levinas's writings, this volume distinguishes itself, both for students of his thought and for a wider audience, by the range of issues it addresses. Levinas not only rehearses the ethical themes that have led him to be regarded as one of the most original thinkers working out of the phenomenological tradition, but he also takes up philosophical questions concerning politics, language, and religion. The volume situates his thought in a broader intellectual context than have his previous works. In these essays, alongside the detailed investigations of Husserl, Heidegger, Rosenzweig, and Buber that characterize all his writings, Levinas also addresses the thought of Kierkegaard, Marx, Bloch, and Derrida. Some essays provide lucid expositions not available elsewhere to key areas of Levinas's thought. "God and Philosophy" is perhaps the single most important text for understanding Levinas and is in many respects the best introduction to his works. "From Consciousness to Wakefulness" illuminates Levinas's relation to Husserl and thus to phenomenology, which is always his starting point, even if he never abides by the limits it imposes. In "The Thinking of Being and the Question of the Other," Levinas not only addresses Derrida's Speech and Phenomenon but also develops an answer to the later Heidegger's account of the history of Being by suggesting another way of reading that history. Among the other topics examined in the essays are the Marxist concept of ideology, death, hermeneutics, the concept of evil, the philosophy of dialogue, the relation of language to the Other, and the acts of communication and mutual understanding."Article| Emmanuel Lévinas| Statement ..."

"Out of the Whirlwind"

♥ Book Title : Out of the Whirlwind
♣ Name Author : Kathryn Schifferdecker
∞ Launching : 2008
◊ Info ISBN Link : IND:30000122890209
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 217 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""Offers a close literary and theological reading of the book of Job--particularly of the speeches of God at the end of the book--in order to articulate the creation theology particularly pertinent in out environmentally conscious age"--Provided by publisher."Article| Kathryn Schifferdecker| Statement ..."

"Media and the American Mind"

♥ Book Title : Media and the American Mind
♣ Name Author : Daniel J. Czitrom
∞ Launching : 2010-02-03
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780807899205
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0807899208
⊕ Number Pages : Total 268 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In a fascinating and comprehensive intellectual history of modern communication in America, Daniel Czitrom examines the continuing contradictions between the progressive possibilities that new communications technologies offer and their use as instruments of domination and exploitation."Article| Daniel J. Czitrom| Statement ..."