Author: Miriam Frenkel,Yaacov Lev
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
This book deals with various manifestations of charity or giving in the contexts of the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim medieval societies. Monotheistic charity and giving display many common features. These underlying similarities reflect a commonly shared view about God and his relations to mankind and what humans owe to God and expect from him. Nevertheless, the fact that the emphasis is placed on similarities does not mean that the uniqueness of the concepts of charity and giving in the three monotheistic religions is denied. The contributors’ diverse and heterogeneous approaches distinguish the book from other works on charity and giving in monotheistic religions.
Author: Karl August Fink
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Category: Church history
Karl August Fink ist ein ausgewiesener Kenner der Quellen - nicht nur als Bearbeiter des Repertorium Gemanicum fur das Pontifikat Martins V. ALle seine Beitrage sind quellenmaSSig fundiert. ER weist nach, dass die Vorgeschichte von Konstanz durch den Ruf nach einer ecclesia semper reformanda gepragt ist. THeologen und Kirchenjuristen uberlegten, wie die Machtfulle der Papste ( plenitudo potestatis) vergleichsweise zur Machtkonzentration in den Stadtstaaten Italiens kontrolliert werden musste. MOglichkeiten einer Mitregierung wurden erortert. IN Reformschriften wurde gefordert: "Quod omnes tangit, ab omnibus approbari debet" (was alle beruhrt, muSS von allen gutgeheiSSen werden).
Author: Pascal Blanchard,Sandrine Lemaire,Nicolas Bancel,Dominic Thomas
Publisher: Indiana University Press
This landmark collection by an international group of scholars and public intellectuals represents a major reassessment of French colonial culture and how it continues to inform thinking about history, memory, and identity. This reexamination of French colonial culture, provides the basis for a revised understanding of its cultural, political, and social legacy and its lasting impact on postcolonial immigration, the treatment of ethnic minorities, and national identity.
Vols. 1-23 (1888-1910) include "Jahresberichte über sämtliche Erscheinungen auf dem Gebiete der Geschichte der Philosophie"; v.24-41 include section "Die neuesten Erscheinungen auf dem Gebiete der Geschichte der Philosophie" (varies slightly)
Author: Harriet Bicksler
Category: Church and social problems
A penetrating 13-week study of the most difficult social isues that we encounter today.
Author: * Nestorius
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Written while he was in exile, 'The Bazaar of Heracleides' was Nestorius' attempt to give an account of his thought in the face of condemnation. The book is written in dialogue form in order to advance Nestorius' basic Christological ideas. The Incarnation is the union of God and human, the nature (ousia) of each being complete and remaining distinct from the other. Nestorius asserts that the two natures are united in one prosopon, so there is one Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. The prosopon of the man Jesus and that of God are the same and they are both present in the one prosopon of Jesus Christ. Jesus is born of the Virgin Mary, but God the Word is not born, and does not grow, suffer, or die. Hence, Mary is not Theotokos, God-bearer. This assertion, according to Nestorius, does not mean that there are two Sons, or two Christs.
Author: Paul-André Bempéchat
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Jean Cras (1879-1932) was a remarkable man by anyone's measure. Twice a decorated hero of the Great War, this Rear-Admiral of the French navy, scientist, inventor, moral philosopher and war-hero, was also a highly esteemed composer during his lifetime, enjoying the same stature and level of recognition as Fauré, Debussy and Ravel. Since his death, however, both Cras and his music have been almost completely overlooked. In this, the first critical biography of Cras, Paul-Andre Bempechat situates the composer as a missing link between the French post-romantic generation of composers and the impressionists.
Author: John Foot
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
This innovative textbook places Italy at the heart of modern European history, tracing the often difficult relationship between Italians, the State and the Nation. A breeding-ground for radical political and social organisations, Italy saw the emergence of the first Fascist movements seen on the world stage after the First World War. Later, the country produced an anti-fascist movement which helped to create the biggest Communist Party outside of the Eastern bloc. Across this whole period, the political system has been marked by deep legitimation crises, clientelism and corruption. Economically, Italy struggled to keep up with the major industrial powers, but later created a dynamic small business sector which is the envy of the world. Modern Italy - uses source material, including contemporary documents and legislation, to explain Italian history, inspire interest and stimulate further discussion - is organised around broad thematic chapters (The Nation, The State, Economy and Society, Politics) which introduce students to the main areas of debate - includes maps, tables, and boxed material to assist teaching and learning - adopts a multi-disciplinary approach making it ideal for teachers and students of European Politics, European Studies, and Italian Studies, as well as for those studying modern Italian history Clear, concise and well-organised, this essential book introduces readers to the key historical debates, events, and controversies. It helps students to understand the complex nature of Italian history over the last 140 years, without laying out a single and linear version of that history.
Milwaukee and the Politics of Health Reform
Author: Judith W. Leavitt
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Between 1850 and 1900, Milwaukee’s rapid population growth also gave rise to high death rates, infectious diseases, crowded housing, filthy streets, inadequate water supplies, and incredible stench. The Healthiest City shows how a coalition of reform groups brought about community education and municipal action to achieve for Milwaukee the title of “the healthiest city” by the 1930s. This highly praised book reminds us that cutting funds and regulations for preserving public health results in inconvenience, illness, and even death. “A major work. . . . Leavitt focuses on three illustrative issues—smallpox, garbage, and milk, representing the larger areas of infectious disease, sanitation, and food control.”—Norman Gevitz, Journal of the American Medical Association “Leavitt’s research provides additional evidence . . . that improvements in sanitation, living conditions, and diet contributed more to the overall decline in mortality rates than advances in medical practice. . . . A solid contribution to the history of urban reform politics and public health.”—Jo Ann Carrigan, Journal of American History