God's Englishman

Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution
Author: Christopher Hill
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
ISBN: 9780140137118
Category: Great Britain
Page: 318
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A nuanced biography of Oliver Cromwell, breaking down Cromwell's life into different parts: fenland farmer and humble backbencher; stalwart of the good old cause and the New Model Army; key figure of the Commonwealth; and finally Lord Protector. Hill leads the reader unsentimentally through Cromwell's life from his beginnings in Huntingdonshire to his brutal end. Hill brings all his considerable knowledge of the period to bear on the relationships God's Englishman had with God and England. Such a detailed understanding of the workings of providence is vital to understanding Cromwell.

God's Englishman

The Evolution of the Anglo-Saxon Spirit
Author: Leland Dewitt Baldwin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anglo-Saxon race
Page: 265
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Soldiers, Commissars, and Chaplains

Civil-military Relations Since Cromwell
Author: Dale Roy Herspring
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742511064
Category: History
Page: 247
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This innovative study offers the first-ever comparison of the military roles played by commissars, political officers, and chaplains in military settings ranging from the armies of Cromwell, the Jacobins, the Nazis, the Soviets, and the United States. Despite the stark differences in the political systems of the countries of these disparate armed forces, Dale R. Herspring argues that there are certain critical functions that must be fulfilled in every military, regardless of its ideological orientation. Most vital are motivation, morale boosting, and political socialization. In addition, Herspring's comparative historical analysis decisively demonstrates that the roles of commissars, political officers, and chaplains alike have evolved in ways that are crucial yet rarely understood either by policymakers or scholars.

Stalin's Englishman

Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge Spy Ring
Author: Andrew Lownie
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250100992
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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"First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton"--Title page verso.

The Providence of God

Deus habet consilium
Author: Francesca Aran Murphy,Philip G. Ziegler
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567329127
Category: Religion
Page: 352
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This text comprises a comprehensive analysis of the doctrine of providence, from historical, philosophical-theological, systematic and practical perspectives. The essays in this book discuss the doctrine of providence from four central angles. First, three chapters give an historical introduction to the modern interpretation of the notion of providence, examining how it was progressively naturalised and secularized in modern times. Second, over seven chapters, and from different perspectives, the book restates the Christian notion of providence in relation to the problem of evil and the theory of evolution.� Third, in two chapters, the book exhibits providence as a core theme in systematic theology.� Finally, over three chapters, the book shows the ethical and political relevance of the doctrine of providence today.

The Egalitarian Spirit of Christianity

The Sacred Roots of American and British Government
Author: Stephen Strehle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351296906
Category: Religion
Page: 320
View: 1922

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Religion no longer plays a dominant role in the everyday consciousness of modern Western society. Few people recognize the underlying role of religious beliefs and practices in their life choices. Stephen Strehle shows the significance and ongoing influence of religion in contemporary life by revealing the sacred roots of modern political ideas in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He discusses the role of the church in government, probing into the sources of democratic, federal, and egalitarian ideas on the continent of Europe during the Reformation. The separation of church and state in America and the diminished power of the Church of England were the culmination of secular forces evolving since the Enlightenment. This secular view of life represents the basic mentality of the culture and the government in general; yet there is much to contradict it. The last half of the twentieth century witnessed a surge of grassroots movements from all sides of the political/religious spectrum. These included the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the Moral Majority of the 1980s, both of which provided an effective challenge to a simple separation of the two realms. Strehle explores some of the most cherished political ideals of modern society, including equality and democracy, liberty and natural rights, progress and capitalism, federalism and mixed government. He does not dismiss the vital contribution of other possible sources of inspiration from the world of religion or undermine the well-established place of “secular” sources. But he does show that certain ideas associated with the religious community have left an indelible mark upon significant aspects of the emerging American landscape.

The English Civil Wars

1640-1660
Author: Blair Worden
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 0297857592
Category: History
Page: 192
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A brilliant appraisal of the Civil War and its long-term consequences, by an acclaimed historian. The political upheaval of the mid-seventeenth century has no parallel in English history. Other events have changed the occupancy and the powers of the throne, but the conflict of 1640-60 was more dramatic: the monarchy and the House of Lords were abolished, to be replaced by a republic and military rule. In this wonderfully readable account, Blair Worden explores the events of this period and their origins - the war between King and Parliament, the execution of Charles I, Cromwell's rule and the Restoration - while aiming to reveal something more elusive: the motivations of contemporaries on both sides and the concerns of later generations.

Against the Gods

The Remarkable Story of Risk
Author: Peter L. Bernstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470534532
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller "Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism." -The New York Times "An extraordinarily entertaining and informative book." -The Wall Street Journal "A lively panoramic book . . . Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it." -Business Week "Deserves to be, and surely will be, widely read." -The Economist "[A] challenging book, one that may change forever the way people think about the world." -Worth "No one else could have written a book of such central importance with so much charm and excitement." -Robert Heilbroner author, The Worldly Philosophers "With his wonderful knowledge of the history and current manifestations of risk, Peter Bernstein brings us Against the Gods. Nothing like it will come out of the financial world this year or ever. I speak carefully: no one should miss it." -John Kenneth Galbraith Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against the Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today. "An extremely readable history of risk." -Barron's "Fascinating . . . this challenging volume will help you understand the uncertainties that every investor must face." -Money "A singular achievement." -Times Literary Supplement "There's a growing market for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly-witness Stephen Jay Gould (natural history), Oliver Sacks (disease), Richard Dawkins (heredity), James Gleick (physics), Paul Krugman (economics)-and Bernstein would mingle well in their company." -The Australian

The Century of Revolution

1603–1714
Author: Christopher Hill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134941676
Category: History
Page: 368
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There is an immense range of books about the English Civil War, but one historian stands head and shoulders above all others for the quality of his work on the subject. In 1961 Christopher Hill first published what has come to be acknowledged as the best concise history of the period, Century of Revolution. Stimulating, vivid and provocative, his graphic depiction of the turbulent era examines ordinary English men and women as well as kings and queens.

War in Heaven

God's Epic Battle with Evil
Author: Derek Prince
Publisher: Chosen Books
ISBN: 080079317X
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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Find biblical answers, hope, and reassurance as Derek Prince explores how evil entered the world, was defeated at the cross, and how God will finally eradicate it from the universe.

China Monthly Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: China
Page: N.A
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Vol. 37 includes "Special number on extraterritoriality", issued June 19, 1926.

The Promises of God

Discovering the One Who Keeps His Word
Author: R. C. Sproul
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434704238
Category: Religion
Page: 269
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Did you know that God's relationships with Noah, Abraham, and Moses affect your relationship with Him today? God's promises to His people throughout history tell us about His character, His love for us, and how He interacts with us right now.With an exploration of the meaning of covenant and specific covenants from the Old Testament through Christ, Dr. R. C. Sproul gives theological background and explanation for how God fulfills His plan of redemption in and through His people. As Dr. Sproul shows, the God of history keeps His promises to us, just as He always will.

Oliver Cromwell


Author: Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Publisher: SEVERUS Verlag
ISBN: 3863473205
Category: Fiction
Page: 284
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The man - it is ever so with the noblest - was greater than his work.' Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) is undoubtedly one of the most controversial figures in the history of the British Isles. After his religious conversion towards Puritanism in the 1630s, the future Lord Protector engaged in political conduct that was rather controversial. Up to the present day, opinions on him vary widely. The author himself is a descendant of Cromwell and a strong advocate for his ancestor’s work, whom he regarded as a hero of liberty. Being a Regius Professor of Modern History, Gardiner was the foremost historian of the Puritan revolution of his day. In this biography, the author manages successfully to approach Cromwell’s eventful life in a scientific way, without losing touch with Cromwell’s personal view which is supported by historical documents such as letters and speeches.

Oliver Cromwell


Author: John Buchan
Publisher: House of Stratus Limited
ISBN: 9780755117116
Category:
Page: 546
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John Buchan sets out to redress many misconceived popular opinions of this English soldier and tatesman. His biography achieves that aim, starting with Cromwell's childhood and youth. Born in 1599, Cromwell was a devout Puritan who, when the civil war broke out, quickly joined the Parliamentary forces. He fought many battles including Marston Moor and Naseby and was eventually instrumental in bringing Charles I to trial. After establishing the Commonwealth, he suppressed the Levellers, Ireland and the Scots. In 1653, five years before his death, he established a Protectorate. John Buchan wrote of Cromwell: 'He is a soldier on the grand scale, strategist as well as tactician; statesman as well as fighting man; and it is by this new phase of his military career that his place is to be adjudged in the hierarchy of the great captains'.

Studies in Tudor and Stuart Politics and Government: Volume 3, Papers and Reviews 1973-1981


Author: G. R. Elton,Geoffrey Rudolph Elton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521533164
Category: History
Page: 524
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This volume continues the publication of Professor Elton's collected papers on topics in the history of Tudor and Stuart England. All appeared between 1973 and 1981. As before, they are reprinted exactly as originally published, with corrections and additions in footnotes. They include the author's four presidential addresses to the Royal Historical Society and bring together his preliminary findings in the history of Parliament and its records. Several of them, which appeared in various collections and Festschriften, have been difficult to find, and some are taken from locations in Germany and the United States unfamiliar to English readers. The eight lengthy reviews here republished examine some of the major questions in the history of the age and throw light on the principles of investigation which underlie the author's own research.