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Avatar and Nature Spirituality
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This book explores the cultural and religious significance of James Cameron's film Avatar (2010), one of the most commercially successful motion pictures of all time. Its success was due in no small measure to the beauty of the Pandora landscape and the dramatic, heart-wrenching plight of its nature-venerating inhabitants. To some audience members, the film was inspirational, leading them to express affinity with the film's message of ecological interdependence and animistic spirituality. Some were moved to support the efforts of indigenous peoples, who were metaphorically and sympathetically depicted in the film, to protect their cultures and environments. To others, the film was politically, ethically, or spiritually dangerous. Indeed, the global reception to the film was intense, contested, and often confusing. To illuminate the film and its reception, this book draws on an interdisciplinary team of scholars, experts in indigenous traditions, religious studies, anthropology, literature and film, and post-colonial studies. Readers will learn about the cultural and religious trends that gave rise to the film and the reasons these trends are feared, resisted, and criticised, enabling them to wrestle with their own views, not only about the film but about the controversy surrounding it. Like the film itself, Avatar and Nature Spirituality provides an opportunity for considering afresh the ongoing struggle to determine how we should live on our home planet, and what sorts of political, economic, and spiritual values and practices would best guide us.

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King of Capital: Sandy Weill and the Making of ...
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A fascinating story of a legendary dealmaker who masterminded an unprecedented merger Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill orchestrated many deals over his legendary forty-five year career-none bigger than the 1998 epic merger of Travelers and Citibank to create the international conglomerate, Citigroup. King of Capital tells the compelling story of how this complex man revolutionized the banking world and transformed Citigroup through a combination of mergers and powerplays. Throughout his entire career Weill has created successful businesses out of smaller, seemingly unworkable pieces; filled product vacuums no one else even realized were void; and forced issues that no one else had the gumption to tackle. His daring dealmaking tactics were never more evident than while forming Citigroup, as he lobbied Congress to deregulate the financial services industry and ousted his co-CEO in a public power struggle. Through an engaging narrative by financial writers Amey Stone and Mike Brewster, King of Capital chronicles the legacy of Sandy Weill that began taking shape in 1970 with the creation of Shearson, was honed during his tenure at American Express, and continues as he leads one of the world s largest banks. Along with probing Weill s signature business deals, King of Capital traces the path this feared, envied, and admired man took to get to the top. Readers will gain valuable insight into the strategies and tactics of this admired dealmaker-including his ability to turn a workforce into a family, with all the love, loyalty, battles and heartbreaks. What distinguishes Weill from the run-of-the mill executive is a laser-like focus on what he wants, trust in his lieutenants, and incredible belief in himself-conviction that he did not always possess. Weill, cowed by Bensonhurst bullies as a child, hazed as a military school plebe, intimidated by the strong personalities of some his early partners, has defied all expectations to become a CEO whose deals have had lasting impact on global finance and the economy. Amey Stone (New York, NY) has more than ten years of experience as a financial writer. Currently, she is an Associate Editor at BusinessWeek Online , where she cowrites the daily 'Street Wise' column, and is responsible for writing many of the site s lead stories on business trends, technology, and the economy, including several articles covering Citigroup and Sandy Weill. Mike Brewster (New York, NY) is an accomplished writer, editor and financial services professional. He recently launched a career magazine called Leaders Online .

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The Invisible Government
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George LeRoy was born in Ontario, Canada. He was ordained in 1959 with the Assemblies of God in Springfield, MO. His ministry has been as a pastor, evangelist, teacher and camp speaker. He has ministered in Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia and Puerto Rico, as well as Canada and the United States.Rev. George LeRoy'George LeRoy came into my life forty-plus years ago, within months after I committed my life to the Lord Jesus. He was a role model, mentor, shepherd and dear friend. His teaching and preaching of the gospel built the foundations I rely on to this day for my Christian walk. I will be eternally grateful for George. He is a man I love and respect more than words can express.'James G. WattFormer Secretary of the Interior in the Reagan Cabinet'To win in warfare; identify the enemy and his allies, never underestimate his power, understand his tactics (modus operandi), his objectives, be aggressive, take and maintain the initiative and recognize 'the traitors among us are more to be feared than the armies of an enemy' (Cicero 106-43 B.C.). George LeRoy does all this in an outstanding manner with the Word of God (as did Jesus, as 'It is written') combined with his many years of spiritual warfare.'Col. H. Speed Wilson, U.S.M.C. (Ret) is a combat veteran of World War II, Korea, Vietnam and eight years in Washington, D.C.

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The Executioner
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE CALLER. Inside a Los Angeles church, on the altar steps, lies the blood-soaked body of a priest. Later, the forensic team discover that, on the victim's chest, the figure 3 has been scrawled in blood. At first, Detective Robert Hunter believes that this is a ritualistic killing. But as more bodies surface, he is forced to reassess. All the victims died in the way they feared the most. Their worst nightmares have literally come true. But how could the killer have known? And what links these apparently random victims? Hunter finds himself on the trail of an elusive and sadistic killer, somone who apparently has the power to read his victims' minds. Someone who can sense what scares his victims the most. Someone who will stop at nothing to achieve his twisted aim. Praise for THE CRUCIFIX KILLER: 'A gripping debut ... Not for the squeamish' Heat 'A page turner' Express

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Watermelon
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Never before has this title been published as an eBook . . . Watermelon, Marian Keyes's very first novel, tells the extremely funny and wonderfully touching tale of a woman who thought she had it all - until the day she discovers that it's all gone . . . 'Failed relationships can be describe as so much wasted makeup . . .' On the day she gives birth to her first child, Claire Walsh's husband James tells her he's been having an affair and now's the right time to leave her. Right for who exactly? Exhausted, tearful and a tiny bit furious, Claire can't think of what to do. So she follows the instincts of all self-respecting adults in tricky situations. . . . And runs home to Mum and Dad. But while her parents are sympathetic, Claire's younger sisters are less so. Helen wants to share the new toy (she means baby Kate). While Anna is too busy having out-of her-head experiences. So when James slips back into her life, desperate to put things right, Claire doesn't know whether to take a chance on a past she feared she'd lost forever or face an uncertain future of her own. But is she as on her own as she really believes? 'A warm and hilarious page turner' Good Housekeeping 'Reading a novel by Marian Keyes is like sitting at the kitchen table with your nicest, most confiding friend.' Daily Mail 'Gloriously funny' The Sunday Times 'Funny but poignant' Marie Claire 'When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Express

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Early 20th century literature's response to Wor...
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Essay from the year 2018 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2.0, University of Oslo, language: English, abstract: In many ways, literature goes together with the current political events. After and during World War One it had a profound effect on the society and literature. People were first fascinated by the war due to the massive propaganda published by the governments, but shocked and feared of the horror they experienced during war time. Literature had changed dramatically and drastically when it came to war responses. It was mostly because the scale of damage was mostly unforeseen before the Great War. That's why literature was strong and self-conscious after this catastrophe in the early twentieth century. 'The Great War was, in cultural terms, the last nineteenth-century war, in that it provoked an outpouring of literature touching on an ancient set of beliefs about revelation, divine justice, and the nature of catastrophe.' For most of the writers it was hard to express all their feelings and experiences in long texts and novels. That's why famous writers such as Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot and James Joyce used the form of poems and poetry to express their feelings about what happened to them and the society in World War One. In the following essay, we're taking a closer look at these three writers and how they reacted to the First World War with literature.

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Spiritual Experiences in Early Childhood Education
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'Mata (DePaul Univ.) ... is precise in describing the methodology of her study, which is one of the strengths of the book.... The work raises many questions, which is in itself valuable. Since much of what she presents is unfamiliar to most practitioners, it may require several readings.The issues, however, are worth consideration. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate and research collections.' -- S. Sugarman, Vermont State Colleges, in CHOICE, January 2015 'Jennifer Mata’s book is an important addition to the literature on spirituality in early childhood education. It strongly blends research literature with her own observations of four young children. These observations help the reader see how children’s spirituality expresses itself in the daily life of the classroom and also how it can be nourished by the teacher.' -- Jack Miller, Professor of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto 'With her rich descriptions of young children's spiritual experiences, Jennifer Mata takes us into the ordinary of their lives. Her carefully crafted research methodology provides a lens for others wanting to explore a dimension of development often overlooked or feared by those seeking insight into the whole child. The author invites us to open eyes, ears, hearts and minds to the lived experiences of young children wherever we meet them.' --Barbara Kimes Myers, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois 'Mata’s book seems to be a solid contribution to our understanding of how young children grow in, and express, their spirituality.' --John Surr, NAEYC Young Children’s Spirituality Interest Forum, International Journal of Children's Spirituality

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The Executioner
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE CALLER. Inside a Los Angeles church, on the altar steps, lies the blood-soaked body of a priest. Later, the forensic team discover that, on the victim's chest, the figure 3 has been scrawled in blood. At first, Detective Robert Hunter believes that this is a ritualistic killing. But as more bodies surface, he is forced to reassess. All the victims died in the way they feared the most. Their worst nightmares have literally come true. But how could the killer have known? And what links these apparently random victims? Hunter finds himself on the trail of an elusive and sadistic killer, somone who apparently has the power to read his victims' minds. Someone who can sense what scares his victims the most. Someone who will stop at nothing to achieve his twisted aim. Praise for Chris Carter: 'A touch of Patricia Cornwell about Chris Carter's plotting' Mail on Sunday 'Gripping . . . not for the squeamish' Heat 'A page-turner' Express

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Avatar and Nature Spirituality
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This book explores the cultural and religious significance of James Cameron's film Avatar (2010), one of the most commercially successful motion pictures of all time. Its success was due in no small measure to the beauty of the Pandora landscape and the dramatic, heart-wrenching plight of its nature-venerating inhabitants. To some audience members, the film was inspirational, leading them to express affinity with the film's message of ecological interdependence and animistic spirituality. Some were moved to support the efforts of indigenous peoples, who were metaphorically and sympathetically depicted in the film, to protect their cultures and environments. To others, the film was politically, ethically, or spiritually dangerous. Indeed, the global reception to the film was intense, contested, and often confusing. To illuminate the film and its reception, this book draws on an interdisciplinary team of scholars, experts in indigenous traditions, religious studies, anthropology, literature and film, and post-colonial studies. Readers will learn about the cultural and religious trends that gave rise to the film and the reasons these trends are feared, resisted, and criticised, enabling them to wrestle with their own views, not only about the film but about the controversy surrounding it. Like the film itself, Avatar and Nature Spirituality provides an opportunity for considering afresh the ongoing struggle to determine how we should live on our home planet, and what sorts of political, economic, and spiritual values and practices would best guide us.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 24.09.2020
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