C. S. Lewis

Life, Works, and Legacy

Author: Bruce L. Edwards

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275991166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1416

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Examines the life and works of the British author and scholar, best known for his creation of "The Chronicles of Narnia" series.

The Jews and the Expansion of Europe to the West, 1450 to 1800

Author: Paolo Bernardini,Norman Fiering

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571811530

Category: History

Page: 567

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Jews and Judaism played a significant role in the history of the expansion of Europe to the west as well as in the history of the economic, social, and religious development of the New World. They played an important role in the discovery, colonization, and eventually exploitation of the resources of the New World. Alone among the European peoples who came to the Americas in the colonial period, Jews were dispersed throughout the hemisphere; indeed, they were the only cohesive European ethnic or religious group that lived under both Catholic and Protestant regimes, which makes their study particularly fruitful from a comparative perspective. As distinguished from other religious or ethnic minorities, the Jewish struggle was not only against an overpowering and fierce nature but also against the political regimes that ruled over the various colonies of the Americas and often looked unfavorably upon the establishment and tleration of Jewish communities in their own territory. Jews managed to survive and occasionally to flourish against all odds, and their history in the Americas is one of the more fascinating chapters in the early modern history of European expansion.

Introduccion a Soren Kierkegaard a la Teologia Patas Arriba AETH

Introduction to Soren Kierkegaard Upside Down Theology AETH (Spanish)

Author: Assoc for Hispanic Theological Education

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426760191

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Eliseo Pérez Álvarez presenta en su libro a un Kierkegaard que va más allá de lo que leemos de él en muchas introducciones. Aquí, además, es el profeta, el denunciante de la injusticia social y de la hipocresía eclesiástica y religiosa. Eliseo "nos engancha entreteniéndonos con sus imágenes culinarias, al tiempo que nos lleva a reconocer cuanta razón tenía Kierkegaard en mucho de lo que dijo ..." In this book, the author presents a Kierkegaard that goes beyond what we read of him in many textbooks. Aside from a look at Kierkegaard the prophet, the denouncer of the social injustice and of the religious and ecclesiastical hypocrisy, Álvarez treats readers to a detailed examination of the times that formed Kierkegaard’s teachings and philosphies. Eliseo Perez-Alvarez studied theology and philosophy in Mexico City, Atlanta, Chicago and Copenhagen. He has been professor, pastor, editor and coordinator for Hispanic Ministries in Mexico, USA, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. He currently is an Associate Professor of Latino Theology and Mission at the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest in Austin, Texas.

Frontier Memory: Cultural Conflict and Exchange in the Romancero fronterizo.

Author: Sizen Yiacoup

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 1907322914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Scholarship on the late medieval and early modern Castilian frontier ballad has tended to fall into two distinct categories: analyses which promote a view of the fronterizo corpus as an instrument of anti-Muslim, nationalist ideology in the service of the Christian Reconquest, or interpretations which favour the perception of the poems as idealizing and distinctly Islamophile in their representations of Granadan Muslims. In this study, Şizen Yiacoup offers readings of the romances fronterizos that take into consideration yet look beyond expressions of cross-cultural hostility or sympathy in order to assess the ways in which the poems recall a process of cultural exchange between Christians and Muslims. An understanding of the relationship between the ballads, their original social setting, and the setting in which they achieved their greatest popularity provides the framework for this interpretation of the poems’ shifting cultural connotations. Accordingly, Yiacoup traces the evolution of their historical and cultural significance as they moved from their origins in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, when a Castilian frontier with Islamic Granada was still a reality, into the sixteenth, when this boundary vanished as part of the larger realignment of cultural, territorial and political frontiers of the new ‘Spanish’ empire.

The Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062299085

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis’s death, a special annotated edition of his Christian classic, The Screwtape Letters, with notes and excerpts from his other works that help illuminate this diabolical masterpiece. Since its publication in 1942, The Screwtape Letters has sold millions of copies worldwide and is recognized as a milestone in the history of popular theology. A masterpiece of satire, it offers a sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to “Our Father Below.” At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, The Screwtape Letters comprises the correspondence of the worldly-wise devil Screwtape and his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. For the first time, The Screwtape Letters will be presented in full-text accompanied by helpful annotations in a striking two-color format. These annotations will give fans a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the popular book, providing background information, explanations of terms, historical significance, and excerpts from Lewis’s other works that more fully explain the ideas in this volume. For both expert Lewis fans and casual readers, The Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition will be a beautiful and insightful guide to a beloved classic.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Movie Tie-in Edition

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0060765496

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist its ruler, the golden lion Aslan, in defeating the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.