Impostors in the Temple

A Blueprint for Improving Higher Education in America
Author: Martin Anderson
Publisher: Hoover Inst Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 265
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Impostors in the Temple, a hard-hitting, eye-opening book about the intellectual and moral decay of American universities and colleges, has been updated and expanded in this new paperback edition from the Hoover Institution Press. Martin Anderson - a former White House policy adviser to Presidents Nixon and Reagan and a member of the academic world for more than three decades - takes U.S. academics to task in this powerful book, which has been hailed for its scope and clarity. Topics include the corrupt practices now rampant in our universities: how professors have abandoned the classroom, turning over much of their teaching responsibilities to unqualified students, and how intellectual standards, in both grading and research, have sunk to new lows. Anderson offers a bold blueprint for restoring the intellectual integrity of American universities, one that would allow them to achieve the greatness they are capable of. He concludes on an optimistic note, pointing out that many of our elite universities have recognized the seriousness of the intellectual declines that took place during the 1970s and 1980s and are beginning, quietly and slowly, to clean their academic houses.

In the Name of Education


Author: Jonas E. Alexis
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1600347606
Category: Poetry
Page: 411
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Alexis convincingly examines the crisis in education from a Christian perspective. (Social Issues)

The Matrix

THE BOOKS OF SIMION
Author: Ivory Simion
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493155032
Category: Religion
Page: 372
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This BOOK is WRITTEN only to bring to the Gentiles attention what is recorded in the Holy Bible and not to tell the Gentiles what the Gentiles must or should do. The Author of this BOOK does not know what the Gentiles should do. The Gentiles must make their own choices this time as they did last time and their choices must come from what is in the Gentiles HEARTS to Prove or Disprove if the Gentiles are WORTHY to remain grafted onto the Tree of Life.

Ethics in Education


Author: David E. W. Fenner
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780815330882
Category: Education
Page: 346
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Ph.D. Trap Revisited


Author: Wilfred Cude
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1550023454
Category: Education
Page: 333
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This book lays bare the faults of the Ph.D. program, showing that in most disciplines it is savage, mechanical, and cruel.

The Questions of Tenure


Author: Richard Chait
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674029348
Category: Education
Page: 352
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To some, tenure is essential to academic freedom and a magnet to recruit and retain top-flight faculty. To others, it is an impediment to professorial accountability and a constraint on institutional flexibility and finances. But beyond anecdote and opinion, what do we really know about how tenure works? In this unique book, Richard Chait and his colleagues offer the results of their research on key empirical questions. Are there circumstances under which faculty might voluntarily relinquish tenure? When might new faculty actually prefer non-tenure track positions? Does the absence of tenure mean the absence of shared governance? Why have some colleges abandoned tenure while others have adopted it? Answers to these and other questions come from careful studies of institutions that mirror the American academy: research universities and liberal arts colleges, including both highly selective and less prestigious schools. The questions of tenure offers vivid pictures of academic subcultures. Chait and his colleagues conclude that context counts so much that no single tenure system exists.

Completing Your Doctoral Dissertation/Master's Thesis in Two Semesters or Less


Author: Evelyn Hunt Ogden
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1461648440
Category: Education
Page: 158
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A long-term bestseller, this book is a pragmatic step-by-step guide to completing you dissertation or thesis during two semesters, in fifty workdays or less. It covers advisor and topic selection, proposal development, data collection and organization, available assistance, writing, and defense. The author demystifies the process and provides you with essential guidance through the rites of passage that are an integral part of completing your degree.

The Three Impostors


Author: Arthur Machen
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486166724
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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A bustling suburb appears normal and cheerful, but nothing is really as it seems. For in this world of impostors, conspiracies combine with dark forces to veil a once-ordinary community in a cloud of mystery.

Prophetic Figures in Late Second Temple Jewish Palestine

The Evidence from Josephus
Author: Rebecca Gray
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195344899
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Isolated passages from the writings of Josephus are routinely cited in general studies of early Jewish prophecy, but the present work is the first comprehensive examination of this material. Gray begins with a discussion of the significance of the belief--widely attested in Jewish sources from the late Second Temple period--that prophecy had ceased. She proceeds to outline a general theory about the nature and status of prophecy in this period. Giving careful consideration to the prophetic claims that Josephus makes for himself, she argues that these claims are more substantial and more important for understanding Josephus than is usually thought. Gray goes on to examine Josephus' reports concerning prophecy among the Essenes and Pharisees, and his accounts of the activities of the "sign prophets" and other figures. In every instance, Gray interprets the evidence about prophecy in relation to Josephus' personal career and his thought and work as a whole. Drawing on a range of evidence, much of which has not played a significant role in other studies of early Jewish prophecy, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in Josephus, the history of prophecy in Israel, or the historical Jesus.

In the Pronaos of the Temple of Wisdom


Author: Franz Harmann
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787303747
Category:
Page: 96
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1890 Containing the history of the true and the false Rosicrucians with an introduction into the mysteries of the Hermetic Philosophy and an appendix containing the principles of the Yoga Philosophy of the Rosicrucians and Alchemists.

Kleopatra

Ein Leben
Author: Stacy Schiff
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641083311
Category: History
Page: 448
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Die glänzend erzählte Lebensgeschichte der legendären ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra VII., letzter weiblicher Pharao Ägyptens, ist heute hinter Mythen, übler Nachrede und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgen. Stacy Schiff , Pulitzer-Preisträgerin, zeigt in ihrer Biografie dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen nicht nur die laszive Verführerin und das intrigante Machtweib, sondern enthüllt eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin – selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär. Detailfülle und Mut zum zugespitzten historischen Urteil, sprachliche Eleganz und provokantspritzige Porträts der mächtigen Mit- und Gegenspieler an Kleopatras Seite versetzen den Leser ins alte Reich am Nil mit seinem weltläufigen Charme und seiner machtpolitischen Unerbittlichkeit.

Every Man Out of His Humour


Author: Ben Jonson,Helen Ostovich
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719015588
Category: Drama
Page: 400
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Despite its popularity when it first appeared in print in 1600, Every Man out of His Humour has never appeared as a single modern critical edition until now. The volume's introduction and annotations convey early modern obsessions with wealth and self-display by providing historical contexts and pointing out the continuity of those obsessions into modern life. The play is of interest because of its influence on the course of city comedy and its wealth of information about social relationships and colloquial language at the end of Elizabeth's reign. Jonson's experiments in generating theatrical meaning continued throughout his career, but Every Man out of His Humour - with its youthful vigour and extraordinary visualizations of the urban capacity for self-deceit - is a text that enriches the understanding of all the plays that come after it.

John Calvin's Commentaries On Jeremiah 20- 29 (Annotated Edition)


Author: John Calvin
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 384962062X
Category:
Page: 462
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This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life Calvin produced commentaries on most of the books of the Bible. His commentaries cover the larger part of the Old Testament, and all of the new excepting Second and Third John and the Apocalypse. His commentaries and lectures stand in the front rank of Biblical interpretation. The Commentaries On Jeremiah, like those on The Minor Prophets, were delivered as Lectures In The Theological School At Geneva, taken down by some of the Pupils, and afterwards read to Calvin, and corrected. We find in them the production of the same vigorous and expansive mind: The Divine Oracles are faithfully explained, the meaning is clearly stated, and such brief deductions are made as the subjects legitimately warrant. Though the Lectures were extemporaneously delivered, there is yet so much order preserved, and such brevity, clearness, and suitableness of diction are found in them, that in these respects they nearly equal the most finished compositions of Calvin as proof that he possessed a mind of no common order. The Ministry Of Jeremiah extended over a large space of time from the thirteenth year of Josiah's reign till after the final overthrow of the nation; but for how long after that period, it is not known. fA1 Between the thirteenth year of Josiah and the destruction of the city and Temple, there were about forty years. This was a remarkable period, and Jeremiah nearly alone labored among the people. Their sins had been for the most part the same for a long time — for nearly two centuries, as it appears from the testimonies of his predecessors, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Joel, Micah, Nahum, and Zephaniah; for these seven had in this order preceded him. Zephaniah And Habakkuk were probably for a time his contemporaries, the first at the commencement, and the other near the end of his ministry. The contumacy with which Jeremiah often charged the Jews was here evident, as they continued in their evil courses after so many urgent remonstrances by the former Prophets. This book contains Calvin's commentaries on Jeremiah 20 - 29.

Renaissance Impostors and Proofs of Identity


Author: M. Eliav-Feldon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137291370
Category: History
Page: 291
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Early Modern Europe was teeming with impostors. Identity theft was only one form of misrepresentation: royal pretenders, envoys from imaginary lands, religious dissimulators, cross-dressers, false Gypsies - all these caused deep anxiety, leading authorities to invent increasingly sophisticated means for unmasking deception.

The Year of Eating Dangerously

A Global Adventure in Search of Culinary Extremes
Author: Tom Parker Bowles
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466852135
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
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Fugu. Dog. Cobra. Bees. Spleen. A 600,000 SCU chili pepper. All considered foods by millions of people around the world. And all objects of great fascination to Tom Parker Bowles, a food journalist who grew up eating his mother's considerably safer roast chicken, shepherd's pie and mushy peas. Intrigued by the food phobias of two friends, Parker Bowles became inspired to examine the cultural divides that make some foods verboten or "dangerous" in the culture he grew up with while being seen as lip-smacking delicacies in others. So began a year-long odyssey through Asia, Europe and America in search of the world's most thrilling, terrifying and odd foods. Parker Bowles is always witty and sometimes downright hilarious in recounting his quest for envelope-pushing meals, ranging from the potentially lethal to the outright disgusting to the merely gluttonous—and he proves in this book that an open mouth and an open mind are the only passports a man needs to truly discover the world.