The Canonization of Islamic Law
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The Canonization of Islamic Law

"It is very well-written, draws on an impressive array of Arabic texts, and is the best available guide to al-Shafiʿi's legal-theoretical writings, in large part because it engages the arguments expressed in both the Risāla and the Umm. In short, it is essential reading for all students and scholars of Islamic law."

American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism
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American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism

The first comprehensive history of modern American evangelicalism to appear in a generation, American Apocalypse shows how a group of radical Protestants, anticipating the end of the world, paradoxically transformed it. Matthew Avery Sutton draws on extensive archival research to document the ways an initially obscure network of charismatic preachers and their followers reshaped American religion, at home and abroad, for over a centu...

Radiations from Radioactive Substances
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Radiations from Radioactive Substances

Sir Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) was a New Zealand-born physicist who has become known as the 'father of nuclear physics' for his discovery of the so-called planetary structure of atoms. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1908. His co-authors, James Chadwick and Charles D. Ellis also made significant discoveries in the field of nuclear physics, with Chadwick discovering the neutron particle in 1932. Research in nuclear p...

Intersectional Theology: An Introductory Guide
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Intersectional Theology: An Introductory Guide

"In this book, Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Susan M. Shaw offer a remarkable resource to the churches. The authors lift up the concept of intersectionality as a theological prism through which our lives, collectively and individually, can be more honestly assessed and appreciated. The book is an open window into new depths and breadths of what is involved in thinking truthfully about God and ourselves as radically relational beings who can f...

Saints and Sainthood around the Baltic Sea: Identity, Literacy, and Communication in the Middle Ages
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Saints and Sainthood around the Baltic Sea (Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture)

This volume addresses the history of saints and sainthood in the Middle Ages in the Baltic Region, with a special focus on the cult of saints in Russia, Prussia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, and Latvia (Livonia). Essays explore such topics as the introduction of foreign (and ""old"") saints into new regions, the creation of new local cults of saints in newly Christianized regions, the role of the cult of saints in the creation ...

HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised Edition)
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HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised Edition)

The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary puts the most comprehensive biblical scholarship at your fingertips. Here is everything you need to know to fully understand the Old Testament, the Apocrypha, and the New Testament. An unparalleled resource, The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary explains every aspect of the Bible, including biblical archaeology, culture, related writings such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Bible‘s influence on Western ci...

Egypt's Identities in Conflict : The Political and Religious Landscape of Copts and Muslims
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Egypt's Identities in Conflict

Egypt's lack of a common national identity is the basis for much of its internal conflict--Coptic Christians have been particularly affected. Once major contributors to Christian civilization, their influence ended with the fifth century Council of Chalcedon and they endured persecution. With the seventh century Arabization of Egypt, Copts were given dhimma or "protected persons" status. The 1919 Revolution granted them greater polit...

Barbara: The Story of a UFO Investigator
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Barbara: The Story of a UFO Investigator

A good book and well worth reading. The book is written in a clear and easy to understand style and is one of those books that keeps you wanting to read just a few more pages. However I was saddened to hear of Barbara Bartholic's passing, however her work lives on and this book is an important account of her work . Bartholic explains how she visited communities and of strange occurrences including strange events when she tried to com...