Tracing The Way

Spiritual Dimensions of the World Religions

Author: Hans Küng

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 082643844X

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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Tracing the Way is the product of a lifetime of experience. In researching and compiling this book Hans Kung has traveled to every corner of the globe in search of God in his many guises. Kung casts an analytical eye over the major world religions and offers a view of the present and what that means when measured against the past. Kung surveys, as succinctly as possible, the historical stages of each world religion and analyses their major paradigms and paradigm shifts. For the present can be understood only in the light of constellations from the past which have persisted side by side with each other Tracing the Way attempts to understand the religions as objectively as possible and discusses the social, political and historical contexts of the many forms of belief that exist today.
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Tracing Back the Radiance

Chinul's Korean Way of Zen

Author: Chinul,Robert E. Buswell

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824814274

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Chinul (1158–1210) was the founder of the Korean tradition of Zen. He provides one of the most lucid and accessible accounts of Zen practice and meditation to be found anywhere in East Asian literature. Tracing Back the Radiance, an abridgment of Buswell’s Korean Approach to Zen: The Collected Works of Chinul, combines an extensive introduction to Chinul’s life and thought with translations of three of his most representative works.
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Fundamental Concepts in Electrical and Computer Engineering with Practical Design Problems

Author: Reza Adhami,Peter M. Meenen,Denis Hite

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581129718

Category: Computers

Page: 736

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In many cases, the beginning engineering student is thrown into upper-level engineering courses without an adequate introduction to the basic material. This, at best, causes undue stress on the student as they feel unprepared when faced with unfamiliar material, and at worst, results in students dropping out of the program or changing majors when they discover that their chosen field of engineering is not what they thought it was. The purpose of this text is to introduce the student to a general cross-section of the field of electrical and computer engineering. The text is aimed at incoming freshmen, and as such, assumes that the reader has a limited to nonexistent background in electrical engineering and knowledge of no more than pre-calculus in the field of mathematics. By exposing students to these fields at an introductory level, early in their studies, they will have both a better idea of what to expect in later classes and a good foundation of knowledge upon which to build.
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The Organization of Political Interest Groups

Designing advocacy

Author: Darren R. Halpin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317814126

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Interest groups form an important part of the development of political and social systems. This book goes beyond current literature in examining the survival and ‘careers’ of such groups beyond their formation. The author introduces the concept of organizational form and develops a framework to describe and evaluate organisations, and uncover how they adapt to survive. Using example case studies from the UK, US and Australia, the book presents extensive historical analyses of specific groups, to better understand the organisation and position of such groups within their political system. It analyses how groups differentiate themselves from each other, how they develop differently and what impact this has on policy implementation and democratic legitimacy. The Organization of Political Interest Groups will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, comparative politics, public representation, and public policy.
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Process Tracing

Author: Andrew Bennett,Jeffrey T. Checkel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107044529

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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This book provides empirically grounded conceptual, design and practical advice on conducting process tracing, a key method of qualitative research.
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Recollections of a Picture Dealer

Author: Ambroise Vollard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486142388

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Art merchant recounts selling the works of Cézanne; partying with Renoir, Forain, Degas, and Rodin; the studios of Manet, Matisse, Picasso, and Rousseau; encounters with Gertrude Stein, Zola, others. 33 illustrations.
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The End All Around Us

Apocalyptic Texts and Popular Culture

Author: John Walliss,Kenneth G. C. Newport

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317491033

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The Apocalypse or end times are a recurrent theme within contemporary popular culture. 'The End All Around Us' presents a wide-ranging exploration of the influence of the apocalypse within art, literature, music and film. The essays draw on representations of the apocalypse in heavy metal music, science fiction, disaster movies and anime. The book examines key apocalyptic texts, focusing on their relevance to today. It will be invaluable to all those interested in the religious and cultural impact of apocalyptic thought.
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