Autore: Octavia Butler
Editore: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807083704
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Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

The Poisonwood Bible

Autore: Barbara Kingsolver
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571246214
Grandezza: 24,89 MB
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Barbara Kingsolver's acclaimed international bestseller tells the story of an American missionary family in the Congo during a poignant chapter in African history. It spins the tale of the fierce evangelical Baptist, Nathan Price, who takes his wife and four daughters on a missionary journey into the heart of darkness of the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them to Africa all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to the King James Bible - is calamitously transformed on African soil. Told from the perspective of the five women, this is a compelling exploration of African history, religion, family, and the many paths to redemption. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and was chosen as the best reading group novel ever at the Penguin/Orange Awards. It continues to be read and adored by millions worldwide.

Biblical Narrative And Palestine S History

Autore: Thomas L. Thompson
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317543424
Grandezza: 15,90 MB
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Modern biblical scholarship's commitment to the historical-critical method in its efforts to write a history of Israel has created the central and unavoidable problem of writing an objective and critical history of Palestine through the biblical literature with the methods of Biblical Archaeology. 'Biblical Narrative and Palestine's History' brings together key essays on historical method and the archaeology and history of Palestine. The essays employ comparative and formalistic techniques to illuminate the allegorical and mythical in Old Testament narrative traditions from Genesis to Nehemiah. In so doing, the volume presents a detailed review of central and radical changes in both our understanding of biblical traditions and the archaeology and history of Palestine. The study offers an analysis of Biblical narrative as rooted in ancient Near Eastern literature since the Bronze Age.

A Family Haggadah

Autore: Shoshana Silberman
Editore: Kar-Ben Publishing
ISBN: 0761352104
Grandezza: 60,21 MB
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Presents the text of the seder service in Hebrew and English, describes the actions that go with it, discusses what each phase of the festival means, and offers discussion questions and activities related to the seder.

Genesis And Exodus

Autore: Milton Spenser Terry
Grandezza: 60,16 MB
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The Descent From The Mountain

Autore: Martin Ravndal Hauge
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1841271772
Grandezza: 66,30 MB
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This 'close reading' of Exodus 19-40 focuses on the repetition of the 'encounter on the mountain'. This double encounter is expressed in a narrative structure of preparatory episodes climaxed by the theophany. The tension of the narrative is linked to 'the people' as the unlikely heroes of encounter and solved by the divine descent from the divine mountain to the man-made tent. The new situation of permanent encounter is foregrounded by the juxtaposed stories of pre- and post- Sinai journey, and the theme of the 'substitution of Moses' underlines a radical reinterpretation of traditional concepts, inviting the reader to embark on a process of identification.

A History Of Food

Autore: Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144430514X
Grandezza: 29,37 MB
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The story of cuisine and the social history of eating is a fascinating one, and Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat covers all its aspects in this classic history. New expanded edition of a classic book, originally published to great critical acclaim from Raymond Blanc, The New York Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent and more Tells the story of man’s relationship with food from earliest times to the present day Includes a new foreword by acclaimed food writer Betty Fussell, a preface by the author, updated bibliography, and a new chapter bringing the story up to date New edition in jacketed hardback, with c.70 illustrations and a new glossy color plate section "Indispensable, and an endlessly fascinating book. The view is staggering. Not a book to digest at one or several sittings. Savor it instead, one small slice at a time, accompanied by a very fine wine." –New York Times "This book is not only impressive for the knowledge it provides, it is unique in its integration of historical anecdotes and factual data. It is a marvellous reference to a great many topics." –Raymond Blanc "Quirky, encyclopaedic, and hugely entertaining. A delight." –Sunday Telegraph "It's the best book when you are looking for very clear but interesting stories. Everything is cross-referenced to an extraordinary degree, which is great because the information given is so complex and interweaving." –The Independent "A History of Food is a monumental work, a prodigious feat of careful scholarship, patient research and attention to detail. Full of astonishing but insufficiently known facts." –Times Higher Education Supplement

Comparative Hermeneutics Of Rabbinic Judaism The Volume One

Autore: Jacob Neusner
Editore: Global Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781883058371
Grandezza: 41,74 MB
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Systematic account of the hermeneutics of comparison and contrast of Rabbinic Judaism.

The Twelfth Century Renaissance

Autore: Alex J. Novikoff
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442605464
Grandezza: 38,70 MB
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