Righteous Transgressions

Women's Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right
Author: Lihi Ben Shitrit
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400873843
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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How do women in conservative religious movements expand spaces for political activism in ways that go beyond their movements' strict ideas about male and female roles? How and why does this activism happen in some movements but not in others? Righteous Transgressions examines these questions by comparatively studying four groups: the Jewish settlers in the West Bank, the ultra-Orthodox Shas, the Islamic Movement in Israel, and the Palestinian Hamas. Lihi Ben Shitrit demonstrates that women's prioritization of a nationalist agenda over a proselytizing one shapes their activist involvement. Ben Shitrit shows how women construct "frames of exception" that temporarily suspend, rather than challenge, some of the limiting aspects of their movements' gender ideology. Viewing women as agents in such movements, she analyzes the ways in which activists use nationalism to astutely reframe gender role transgressions from inappropriate to righteous. The author engages the literature on women's agency in Muslim and Jewish religious contexts, and sheds light on the centrality of women's activism to the promotion of the spiritual, social, cultural, and political agendas of both the Israeli and Palestinian religious right. Looking at the four most influential political movements of the Israeli and Palestinian religious right, Righteous Transgressions reveals how the bounds of gender expectations can be crossed for the political good.

The Book of Proverbs, Chapters 15-31


Author: Bruce K. Waltke
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 1467424552
Category: Religion
Page: 624
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Over twenty-five years in the making, this much-anticipated commentary promises to be the standard study of Proverbs for years to come. Written by eminent Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke, this two-volume commentary is unquestionably the most comprehensive work on Proverbs available. Grounded in the new literary criticism that has so strengthened biblical interpretation of late, Waltke's commentary on Proverbs demonstrates the profound, ongoing relevance of this Old Testament book for Christian faith and life. A thorough introduction addresses such issues as text and versions, structure, authorship, and theology. The detailed commentary itself explains and elucidates Proverbs as "theological literature." Waltke's highly readable style -- evident even in his original translation of the Hebrew text -- makes his scholarly work accessible to teachers, pastors, Bible students, and general readers alike.

Literary Culture and U.S Imperialism : From the Revolution to World War II

From the Revolution to World War II
Author: John Carlos Rowe Professor of English University of California at Irvine
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195351231
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 400
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John Carlos Rowe, considered one of the most eminent and progressive critics of American literature, has in recent years become instrumental in shaping the path of American studies. His latest book examines literary responses to U.S. imperialism from the late eighteenth century to the 1940s. Interpreting texts by Charles Brockden Brown, Poe, Melville, John Rollin Ridge, Twain, Henry Adams, Stephen Crane, W. E. B Du Bois, John Neihardt, Nick Black Elk, and Zora Neale Hurston, Rowe argues that U.S. literature has a long tradition of responding critically or contributing to our imperialist ventures. Following in the critical footsteps of Richard Slotkin and Edward Said, Literary Culture and U.S. Imperialism is particularly innovative in taking account of the public and cultural response to imperialism. In this sense it could not be more relevant to what is happening in the scholarship, and should be vital reading for scholars and students of American literature and culture.

Teaching Women’s Studies in Conservative Contexts

Considering Perspectives for an Inclusive Dialogue
Author: Cantice Greene
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317285875
Category: Social Science
Page: 182
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Women’s Studies is a field that inspires strong reactions, both positive and negative, inside and outside of the classroom. The field, partly due to its activist origins, is often associated with liberal ideology and is therefore chided by students and others who identify as conservative. The goal of this book is to introduce conservative perspectives into the issues of gender, sexuality, race, and power that are topics of teaching and discussion in women’s studies courses. The book also aims to provide examples of pathways by which conservative students and scholars can engage the field of women’s studies, not as opponents, but as contributors. Contributors including administrators, activists, scholar-teachers, artists, and ministers come together in this collection to engage in writing and response and to add their approaches to teaching and administering women’s studies on their campuses.

Book of Devotion

The Psalms with Prefaces, Summaries, and Prayers, for Family Use
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: 272
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Righteous Porkchop

Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms
Author: Nicolette Hahn Niman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061998451
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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Asked to head up Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s environmental organization's "hog campaign," Nicolette Hahn Niman embarked upon a fascinating odyssey through the inner workings of the “factory farm” industry. What she discovered transformed her into an intrepid environmental lawyer determined to lock horns with the big business farming establishment. She even, unexpectedly, found love along the way. A searing account of an industry gone awry and one woman’s passionate fight to remedy it, Righteous Porkchop chronicles Niman’s investigation and her determination to organize a national reform movement to fight the shocking practices of industrial animal operations. She offers necessary alternatives, showing how livestock farming can be done in a better way—and she details both why and how to choose meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, and fish from traditionally farmed sources.

Paul and Palestinian Judaism

A Comparison of Patterns of Religion
Author: E. P. Sanders
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451407402
Category: Religion
Page: 627
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Paul and Palestinian Judaism compares Judaism, understood on its own terms, with Paul, understood on his own terms. Sanders aims to: Consider methodologically how to compare two (or more) related but different religions destroy the view of Rabinic Judaism which is still prevalent in much, perhaps most, New Testament scholarship establish a different view of Rabbinic Judaism argue a case concerning Palestinian Judaism as a whole argue for a certain understanding of Paul carry out a comparison of Paul and Palestinian JudaismThis volume makes a contribution not only to the understanding of Paul and his relationship to Judaism, but also to the study of Judaism itself.

The Tension Between God as Righteous Judge and as Merciful in Early Judaism


Author: Barry D. Smith
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761830887
Category: Religion
Page: 385
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In recent years, the scholarly consensus has emerged that early Judaism should no longer be classified as a religion of legalistic works on righteousness, but rather defined primarily by God's covenant with Israel. In this work, it is argued, instead, that there is actually a tension in early Judaism between God as righteous judge and as merciful. As E. Sjoberg maintained in his Gott und Sunder im palastinischen Judentum, in the sources used for a reconstruction of early Judaism, there are two mutually exclusive ways in which God is said to relate to human beings. First, God as righteous judge deals with human beings as they deserve. They are assumed to be morally free and responsible, and God judges and recompenses them in history and eschatologically. Not only are the wicked punished for their sins, but the righteous are also rewarded for their obedience. And second, God as merciful does not deal with human beings as they deserve. Rather, he removes the guilt resulting from disobedience to the Law, sometimes on the simple condition of repentance. This means that a person can escape the consequences of disobedience. The understanding of God in the sources vacillates between God as righteous judge and God as merciful, without coming down definitively on one side to the exclusion of the other."

Righteousness in Matthew and his World of Thought


Author: Benno Przybylski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: 200
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While New Testament scholars generally agree that the concept of righteousness occupies an important place in the Gospel of Matthew, there is no scholarly consensus as to the meaning and function of this concept. The author of this study contends that this lack of agreement is largely due to the fact that the wrong background literature (i.e. the Old Testament and the letters of Paul) has been posited as governing Matthaean usage. It is only when Matthaean usage is viewed in terms of the world of thought reflected in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Tannaitic literature that it becomes intelligible. This monograph makes a twofold scholarly contribution. Professor Przybylski's exhaustive analysis of the righteousness terminology in the background literature provides a foundation for research in various areas of early Christianity and Judaism. In addition, his study contributes to a better understanding of the Matthaean view of salvation. This latest title in a distinguished series will arouse interest not only among New Testament specialists but also among those concerned with Judaic studies of the period.

Pierced for Our Transgressions

Rediscovering the Glory of Penal Substitution
Author: Steve Jeffery,Michael Ovey,Andrew Sach
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433501082
Category: Religion
Page: 372
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With the central Christian doctrine of penal substitution increasingly under attack, these authors articulate a series of responses to specific theological and cultural criticisms.

Counted Righteous in Christ?

Should We Abandon the Imputation of Christ's Righteousness?
Author: John Piper
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433516438
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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Are Christians merely forgiven, or do they possess the righteousness of Christ? Recently the time-honored understanding of the doctrine of justification has come under attack. Many question how-or if-we receive the full righteousness of Christ. Martin Luther said that if we understand justification "we are in the clearest light; if we do not know it, we dwell in the densest darkness." And now, in this new and important book, John Piper accepts Luther's challenge. He points out that we need to see ourselves as having been recipients of the imputation of Christ's righteousness and therefore enjoy full acceptance with God and the everlasting inheritance of life and joy. Piper writes as both a pastor and a scholar. His pastor's heart is shown in his zeal for the welfare of the church. His careful scholarship is evident in each explanation and undergirds each conclusion.

Get Righteous, Godly Girl


Author: Rhonda Niemeyer
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468575821
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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Get Righteous, Godly Girl is intended for all women and the path each of us long for: Living Righteously in a Worldly Society. All women, regardless of where you are on your journey, embrace the opportunity and challenge Get Righteous, Godly Girl puts before you. Learn about women of the Bible, how they too struggled with the day to day challenges of living righteously in a worldly society, and what we can do to resist falling short of God's command. This guide will allow the reader to: Take a hard look at their own lives Identify areas that need improvement Understand God's word Prepare a practical plan for change. In sharing my own personal secrets with each of you as an example, you too will be empowered to break up with bad habits and fall in love with God, for He is awesome and mighty in all things. Amen.

Jesus' Blood and Righteousness

Paul's Theology of Imputation
Author: Brian Vickers
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433518384
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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The question of whether Paul teaches that Christ's righteousness is imputed to the believer has been debated for roughly four hundred years. Some of the questions that arise are: What is the connection between Adam and the rest of the human race? How did Christ fulfill the role of the second or new Adam? How can the "ungodly" stand before a righteous God? In Jesus' Blood and Righteousness, Brian Vickers investigates the key Pauline texts linked historically to the topic of imputation. Though Vickers spends a good deal of time on the particulars of each text, he keeps one eye on the broader biblical horizon; like any doctrine, imputation must be investigated exegetically and synthetically. This book, and its conclusion that the imputation of Christ's righteousness is a legitimate and necessary synthesis of Paul's teaching, is a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate on imputation.

The Doctrine and Covenants


Author: Joseph Smith
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523201389
Category:
Page: 450
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"The Doctrine and Covenants" from Joseph Smith. American religious leader who founded the Latter Day Saint movement, a restorationist belief commonly known as Mormonism (1805-1844).

Gendering Politics

Women in Israel
Author: Hanna Herzog
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 047202339X
Category: Political Science
Page: 312
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What are the cultural and structural mechanisms that exclude women from politics in general and from local politics in particular? What meaning is ascribed to women's political activity? Gendering Politics explores the place of women in democratic politics by means of a detailed study of women in Israeli politics who were elected to municipal councils from 1950 to 1989. Drawing from a variety of sources, including questionnaires, interviews, newspaper coverage, and existing statistical data, as well as examinations of studies of the role of women in politics in other democracies, Herzog analyzes the extent of success and failure of women in Israeli elections. She then explores reasons why female participation in Israeli politics has been relatively slight, despite historical precedents and social circumstances that would indicate otherwise. The author examines the gendered bias of the power structure as it is shaped by basic cultural organizing principles. She exposes hidden assumptions--and notes the overt assumptions--which by definition exclude women from politics. The author also looks at the structure of opportunities within the prevailing political system, uncovering the relevant blocking and facilitating elements. Gendering Politics will be of interest to students and scholars of women's studies, Israeli studies, political sociology, and political science. Hanna Herzog is Associate Professor of Sociology, Tel Aviv University.

The Allegations


Author: Mark Lawson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509820914
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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On the morning after he has celebrated his 60th birthday party at a celebrity-filled party, Ned Marriott is in bed with his partner, Emma, when there's a knock on the door. Detectives from the London police force's 'Operation Millpond' have come to arrest him over an allegation of sexual assault. Ned is one of the country's best-known historians - teaching at a leading university, advising governments and making top-rating TV documentaries - but this 'historic' claim from someone the cops insist on calling 'the victim' threatens him with personal and professional ruin and potential imprisonment. Professor Marriott would normally turn for support to Tom Pimm, his closest friend at the university, but Tom has just been informed that a secret investigation has raised anonymous complaints, which may end Dr Pimm's career. Swinging between fear, bewilderment and anger, Ned and Tom must try to defend themselves against the allegations, and hope that no others are made. The two men's families and friends are forced to question what they know and think. Can the complainants, detectives, HR teams, journalists and Tweeters who are driving the stories all be seeing smoke that has no fire behind it? By turns shocking and comic, reportorial and thoughtful, The Allegations startlingly and heart-breakingly captures a contemporary culture in which allegations are easily made and reputations casually destroyed. Asking readers to decide who they believe, it explores a modern nightmare that could happen, in some way, to anyone whose view of personal history may differ from someone else's.

The Universalist manual

or book of prayers and other religious exercises : adapted to the use both of public and private devotion in churches, Sunday schools, and families
Author: Menzies Rayner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Hymns, English
Page: 286
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