A Publick Dispute Betwixt John Tombs, B. D. Respondent, John Cragge, and Henry Vaughan, M. An. Opponents:Touching Infant-Baptism, the Fifth of September, 1653, in the Church of St. Maries in Abergavenie in Monmothshire (Classic Reprint) John Tombs
Ciceros brief rhetorical dialogue Partitiones oratoriae has hitherto been largely neglected by scholars. Unjustly so, maintains Arweiler, who analyses the text as an independent textbook of rhetoric. He conducts his interpretation with constant reference to Cicero’s great rhetorical works (primarily De oratore ) and philosophical writings. Thus, rhetoric gives power over opponents in disputes, and consequently over political opponents. Against this background, the author shows how successfully Cicero projects himself in the Partitiones oratoriae as a scholar in politics. In the eyes of his contemporaries, this dual function gave him a dominant role in Roman society and politics equal to that of Caesar, and it is no coincidence that Caesar dedicated his own linguistic publication De analogia to Cicero. Alexander Arweiler teaches Classical Studies at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany.
The thrust of this book is encapsulated in the title - Paul, Jerusalem and the Judaisers: The Galatian Crisis in Its Broader Historical Context - which reflects Ian J. Elmers insistence that reconstructing all the events surrounding the crisis that impelled Paul to compose his letter to the Galatians is essential to understanding this letter. The position taken by the author is that the Galatian crisis was initiated by a group of Judaising opponents acting under the direct authority of the Jerusalem church. The origins of this controversy can be traced back to the early dispute between the Hellenists and the Hebrews described in the Acts of the Apostles, which led to the expulsion of the Hellenists from Jerusalem and the establishment of the community in Antioch. Pauls opponents apparently cited Jerusalem as the source of and the warrant for their Law-observant gospel. In Galatians, Paul alludes to events involving Judaising opponents that transpired in Jerusalem and Antioch prior to the outbreak of the crisis at Galatia. Thus, the immediate background of the crisis is found in the Jerusalem Council (Gal 2:1-10; Acts 15:1-35) and the Incident at Antioch (Gal 2:11-14); and its aftermath is played out in Corinth and Philippi.
The Thirty Years´ War (1618-48) was Europe´s most destructive conflict prior to the two world wars. Two of European history´s greatest generals faced each other at Lützen in November 1632, mid-way through this terrible war. Neither achieved his objective. Albrecht von Wallenstein withdrew his battered imperial army at nightfall, unaware that his opponent, King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, had died a few hours earlier. The indecisive military outcome found an immediate echo in image and print, and became the object of political and historical disputes. Swedish propaganda swiftly fostered the lasting image of the king´s sacrifice for the Protestant cause against the spectre of Catholic Habsburg ´universal monarchy´. The standard assumption that the king had ´met his death in the hour of victory´ became integral to how Gustavus Adolphus´s contribution to modern warfare has been remembered, even celebrated, while the study of Lützen´s wider legacy shows how such events are constantly rewritten as elements of propaganda, religious and national identity, and professional military culture. The battle´s religious and political associations also led to its adoption as a symbol by those advocating German unification under Prussian leadership. The battlefield remains a place of pilgrimage to this day and a site for the celebration of Protestant German and Nordic culture. This book is the first to combine analysis of the battle itself with an assessment of its cultural, political and military legacy, and the first to incorporate recent archaeological research within a reappraisal of the events and their significance. It challenges the accepted view that Lützen is a milestone in military development, arguing instead that its impact was more significant on the cultural and political level.
If Rutherford B. Hayes´s significance as chief executive had faded in the public memory, nothing brought it back into our consciousness more than the similarities between the controversial elections of 1876 and 2000. In 1876, Hayes´s opponent, Samuel Tilden, won the popular vote and led the Electoral College, but the returns in several states were in dispute. A special electoral commission convened and handed the presidency to Hayes. Newspapers of the time cried of ´´the iniquity in Florida.´´ Yet this cry of foul was only one of several obstacles facing the new president. After years of Grant-era corruption, the Republican Party looked to the earnest and upright Hayes to revitalize their flagging and scandalized party. As the volume of protest over election results increased, the Southern Democrats threatened to oust Hayes, and so he was forced to conciliate. To the dismay of the more conservative Republicans, he struck a deal to end military occupation of the South, thus ending the Reconstruction. In retrospect, as historian Hans L. Trefousse points out, it was this decision that helped unify the country and which restored legitimacy to the Oval Office. As chief executive, Hayes´s accomplishments were mixed. His conservative financial policies helped lift the country´s economic depression, and he was able to reform the civil service and quell the 1877 labor uprising. But many of his well-intentioned goals, such as a bill that would help fund education for black children, were never realized, and many contemporary historians fault him for his lack of action on these fronts. Rather than pursue a second term, Hayes decided to retire, maintaining his reputation for temperance, authority, and stability. Ultimately, it was Hayes´s ability to compromise in order to help revitalize a floundering and factionalized nation that serves as his real legacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ira Claffey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000306de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions for contraceptives. Surgeons who pray in the OR. Pro-life clinics and end-of-life interventions, intelligent-design activists and stem-cell-research opponents. Is this the state of modern medicine in America? In Blind Faith, Dr. Richard P. Sloan examines the fragile balance and dangerous alliance between religion and medicine - two practices that have grown disconcertingly close during the 21st century. While Sloan does not dispute the fact that religion can bring a sense of comfort in times of difficulty, he nevertheless believes, and in fact proves, that there is no compelling evidence that faith provides an actual cure for any ailment.By exposing the flawed research, Sloan gives readers the tools to understand when good medical science is subverted and, at the same time, provides a thought-provoking examination into the origins and varieties of faith, and human nature itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Sluyter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007543de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Never before has the incendiary mix of action, politics, and intrigue that has become Timothy Zahn’s trademark, been more evident that in this new Star Wars epic. On the heels of the stunning events chronicled in Star Wars: A New Hope, the newly minted heroes of the Rebellion - fledgling Jedi Luke Skywalker, smuggler turned reluctant freedom-fighter Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa, a bold leader with a world to avenge - must face the harsh realities of the cataclysmic conflict into which they have so bravely plunged. From this point forward, legends will grow, treachery will abound, and lives will be irrevocably altered, in the long, hard fight to counter the fist of tyranny and restore hope to a galaxy too long in darkness. The destruction of the Death Star by the Rebel Alliance was a decisive blow against the Empire, but Palpatine and his monstrous enforcer, Darth Vader, are no less of a threat. The brutal extermination of Alderaan not only demonstrated the magnitude of their murderous power, but served as a chilling testament to their resolve to crush the Rebel uprising. Standing against them, Skywalker, Solo, and the Princess remain uncertain opponents. Luke is gifted and brave, but unschooled in the power he possesses. Han has doubts about waging someone else’s war - and his contentiousness is one more burden for Leia to bear as she struggles to help keep the Rebellion alive. The three have been sent to mediate a dispute between Rebel Alliance factions in Shelsha Sector - agitating matters by forcing Han to deal not only with pirates, but with his more dreaded enemy, politics. At the same time, Mara Jade - all of eighteen and years away from her fateful meeting with Luke - is serving her evil master, Palpatine, well in her role as the Emperor’s Hand: tracking suspected treachery in the Empire to what may be high places - while trying to stay out of Darth Vader’s way. But the Rebels will prove to be only one of the Empire’s conc... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003550de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1348 - The Black Death ravages Europe, and your country still has no king after the last one was killed by the plague. The nobility of the land has had enough of you princes never being able to settle for an heir for the country. Therefore, the nobles have begun to interfere with your disputes. During this quest you come across gentlemen that are more than willing to help you out or gentlemen that have their own political agenda.Will you be able to keep the nobles at your side in your struggles against the other princes, so that at last a new, worthy king can be elected? First extension to Rattus Cartus, this card game is part of the Rattus family. The expansion contains two modules that can be combined with the base game. You can choose to play with one or both modules in a game. Playing cards and put your opponents on the wrong foot. Card game with excitement, tactics and a portion bluff. This expansion makes the replay ability even higher.
Each player is dealt three cards from the sandcastle and attack cards. A number of bonuses are laid out depending on the number of players. These will be a mixture of shape and symbol bonuses and will be different for each game.The remaining deck is placed in the middle of the table with the Big Wave shuffled into the bottom 10 cards. Three cards are turned face up.In a turn a player will play one action. They can1) add to a sandcastle they are building in their own area or start a new one2) attack another player with the attack cards3) exchange a card from their hand with one in the middle of the table.It´s that simple. Once a sandcastle is complete (meaning there are no castle walls touching the card edge) then each of the cards is banked (1 point each) and any bonus is taken from the central area or another player. At the end of the game any incomplete sandcastles score a big fat zero - so getting them finished is pretty important.The Attacks. Playing an attack card enables a player to steal a sandcastle card from an opponent. Crab cards always beat buckets, which always beat seagulls, which in turn beat crabs. If you think this sounds a bit ´rock, paper, scissors´ well it´s much more than that. If ´rps´ is a battle - sandcastles is war. Players can retaliate from their hand countering an attacking crab with a seagull from their hand. The attacker can increase their attack bringing a bucket to chase the seagull. In all cases the winner keeps all the attack cards and grabs (or keeps) the sandcastle section under dispute. Do have a look at the rules pdf for more information.And that´s it really. Very quick to learn, simple to play but with some interesting decisions and choices to keep experienced gamers and new players guessing and engaged. Do I race to finish this castle and miss the bonus? Do I push my luck and aim for the biggest sandcastle bonus? Do I steal sandcastle cards from other players to sabotage their chances? Can I remember if they have a seagull to block me? When will the Big Wave appear?
Today´s copyright wars can seem unprecedented. Sparked by the digital revolution that has made copyright - and its violation - a part of everyday life, fights over intellectual property have pitted creators, Hollywood, and governments against consumers, pirates, Silicon Valley, and open-access advocates. But while the digital generation can be forgiven for thinking the dispute between, for example, the publishing industry and Google is completely new, the copyright wars in fact stretch back three centuries - and their history is essential to understanding today´s battles. The Copyright Wars - the first major trans-Atlantic history of copyright from its origins to today - tells this important story. Peter Baldwin explains why the copyright wars have always been driven by a fundamental tension. Should copyright assure authors and rights holders lasting claims, much like conventional property rights, as in Continental Europe? Or should copyright be primarily concerned with giving consumers cheap and easy access to a shared culture, as in Britain and America? The Copyright Wars describes how the Continental approach triumphed, dramatically increasing the claims of rights holders. The book also tells the widely forgotten story of how America went from being a leading copyright opponent and pirate in the 18th and 19th centuries to becoming the world´s intellectual property policeman in the late 20th. As it became a net cultural exporter and its content industries saw the advantage of the Continental ideology of strong authors´ rights, the United States reversed position on copyright, weakening its commitment to the ideal of universal enlightenment - a history that reveals that today´s open-access advocates are heirs of a venerable American tradition. Compelling and wide-ranging, The Copyright Wars is indispensable for understanding a crucial economic, cultural, and political conflict that has reignited in our own time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020673de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.