The Fall of the Angels

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Author: Christoph Auffarth,Loren T. Stuckenbruck

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004126686

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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Fall of the Angels focuses on a biblical tradition whose significance has been recognised, elaborated and explored in literature and art outside the Bible. Its extensive influence on religion and culture during the last two millenia is reflected in the wide variety of interpretations of this tradition among communities as they came to terms with religious identity in the face of opposition.

The Fall of Interpretation

Philosophical Foundations for a Creational Hermeneutic

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Author: James K. A. Smith

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830815746

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

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"James K. A. Smith, in this book, cogently surveys contemporary hermeneutical discussion, identifying three traditions and how they understand interpretation: a present immediacy model, an eschatological immediacy model and a violent mediation model." "Questioning the foundational assumption that these models share, Smith deftly draws on and reworks Augustine's biblical understanding of the goodness of creation to propose a creational-pneumatic model of hermeneutics."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Fall of America: Poems of These States 1965-1971

Pocket Poets Number 30

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Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872860636

Category: Poetry

Page: 188

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National Book Award for Poetry, 1973 Beginning with "long poem of these States," The Fall of America continues Planet News chronicle tape-recorded scribed by hand or sung condensed, the flux of car bus airplane dream consciousness Person during Automated Electronic War years, newspaper headline radio brain auto poesy & silent desk musings, headline flashing on road through these states of consciousness. . . .

The Fall of the Roman Empire

A New History of Rome and the Barbarians

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Author: Peter Heather

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199741182

Category: History

Page: 608

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The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors Rome called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling an Empire that had dominated their lives for so long. A leading authority on the late Roman Empire and on the barbarians, Heather relates the extraordinary story of how Europe's barbarians, transformed by centuries of contact with Rome on every possible level, eventually pulled the empire apart. He shows first how the Huns overturned the existing strategic balance of power on Rome's European frontiers, to force the Goths and others to seek refuge inside the Empire. This prompted two generations of struggle, during which new barbarian coalitions, formed in response to Roman hostility, brought the Roman west to its knees. The Goths first destroyed a Roman army at the battle of Hadrianople in 378, and went on to sack Rome in 410. The Vandals spread devastation in Gaul and Spain, before conquering North Africa, the breadbasket of the Western Empire, in 439. We then meet Attila the Hun, whose reign of terror swept from Constantinople to Paris, but whose death in 453 ironically precipitated a final desperate phase of Roman collapse, culminating in the Vandals' defeat of the massive Byzantine Armada: the west's last chance for survival. Peter Heather convincingly argues that the Roman Empire was not on the brink of social or moral collapse. What brought it to an end were the barbarians.

The Fall of Saigon

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Author: Mary Englar

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756538432

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Describes the events leading up to the evacuation of all Americans in Saigon after the Vietnam War.

'Kubla Khan' and the Fall of Jerusalem

The Mythological School in Biblical Criticism and Secular Literature 1770-1880

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Author: E. S. Shaffer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521298070

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 361

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The development of the mythological school of European Biblical criticism.

The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem

Judah Under Babylonian Rule

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Author: Oded Lipschitz

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 1575060957

Category: History

Page: 474

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The period of the demise of the kingdom of Judah at the end of the 6th century B.C.E., the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians, the exile of the elite to Babylon, and the reshaping of the territory of the new province of Judah, culminating at the end of the century with the first return of exiles--all have been subjects of intense scrutiny during the last decade. Lipschits takes into account the biblical textual evidence, the results of archaeological research, and the reports of Babylonian and Egyptian sources and provides a comprehensive survey and analysis of the evidence for the history of this 100-year-long era. He provides a lucid historical survey that will, no doubt, become the baseline for all future studies of this era.

The Fall River Tragedy

A History of the Borden Murders

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Author: Edwin H. Porter

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584775467

Category: Law

Page: 312

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Lizzie Borden [1860-1927] was tried and acquitted for the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. Speculation continues today about the sensational case that produced a famous nursery rhyme. Although she was acquitted, no one else was ever charged with the murders, and Borden lived out her life in Fall River. Compiled immediately after Borden's sensational trial, the author aims to provide "a connected story of the whole case, commencing with the day of the tragedy and ending with the day that Miss Borden was set free." He touches on such topics as the discovery of the murders, the adjournment of the preliminary hearing and some the many theories that were advanced before any arrests were made. The book is handsomely illustrated with photos and line illustrations of the deceased, the accused, the jury and others. The author describes the book as: "A Plain Statement of the Material Facts Pertaining to the Most Famous Crime of the Century, Including the Story of the Arrest and Preliminary Trial of Miss LIZZIE A. BORDEN and a Full Report of the Superior Court Trial, With a Hitherto Unpublished Account of the Renowned Trickey-McHenry Affair Compiled from Official Sources and Profusely Illustrated with Original Engravings." Edwin H. Porter [1864-1904] was the Police Reporter for the Fall River Daily Globe and a correspondent for the Boston Herald. Accounts that he was paid to leave town and disappear after the book was published are incorrect. He continued as a reporter and was still employed by the Globe when he died of tuberculosis at age thirty-nine.

Congress and the Fall of South Vietnam and Cambodia

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Author: P. Edward Haley

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838630990

Category: History

Page: 227

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This book offers an original interpretation of the effect of legislative-executive relations on the war in Indochina and proposes a number of methods that might be used to build widespread support for American foreign policy.