Child Sacrifice in Ancient Israel Book

[_PDF_] Child Sacrifice in Ancient Israel | Download Pdf - ePub - Kindle - eBook

You can Read or Download Pdf Child Sacrifice in Ancient Israel by Heath D. Dewrell in full 236 pages, and many more History books similar to Child Sacrifice in Ancient Israel

Child Sacrifice in Ancient Israel

By Heath D. Dewrell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Isbn : 1646022017
  • Pages : 236
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 659
  • File Pdf: child-sacrifice-in-ancient-israel.pdf

Book Summary:

Among the many religious acts condemned in the Hebrew Bible, child sacrifice stands out as particularly horrifying. The idea that any group of people would willingly sacrifice their own children to their god(s) is so contrary to modern moral sensibilities that it is difficult to imagine that such a practice could have ever existed. Nonetheless, the existence of biblical condemnation of these rites attests to the fact that some ancient Israelites in fact did sacrifice their children. Indeed, a close reading of the evidence—biblical, archaeological, epigraphic, etc.—indicates that there are at least three different types of Israelite child sacrifice, each with its own history, purpose, and function. In addition to examining the historical reality of Israelite child sacrifice, Dewrell’s study also explores the biblical rhetoric condemning the practice. While nearly every tradition preserved in the Hebrew Bible rejects child sacrifice as abominable to Yahweh, the rhetorical strategies employed by the biblical writers vary to a surprising degree. Thus, even in arguing against the practice of child sacrifice, the biblical writers themselves often disagreed concerning why Yahweh condemned the rites and why they came to exist in the first place.

Similar Books For Reading


  • Writing the Wrongs
    Writing the Wrongs
    A Book written by John L. Thompson, published by Oxford University Press 2001-06-28 - 304 pages - part of Religion books. Read more >>
  • Becoming Achilles
    Becoming Achilles
    A Book written by Richard Kerr Holway, published by Lexington Books 2011-12-16 - 270 pages - part of Philosophy books. Read more >>
  • The Sacrifice
    The Sacrifice
    A Book written by Kathleen Benner Duble, published by Simon and Schuster 2008-06-20 - 224 pages - part of Juvenile Fiction books. Read more >>
  • The Sacrifice (Abram’s Daughters Book #3)
    The Sacrifice (Abram’s Daughters Book #3)
    A Book written by Beverly Lewis, published by Bethany House 2004-05-01 - 352 pages - part of Fiction books. Read more >>
  • Witnessing Sadism in Texts of the American South
    Witnessing Sadism in Texts of the American South
    A Book written by Claire Raymond, published by Routledge 2019-10-28 - 232 pages - part of Literary Criticism books. Read more >>
  • The Whoreson's Daughter
    The Whoreson's Daughter
    A Book written by Celia Crotteau, published by Xlibris Corporation 2020-03-02 - 204 pages - part of Fiction books. Read more >>
  • Reading the Jewish Woman on the Elizabethan Stage
    Reading the Jewish Woman on the Elizabethan Stage
    A Book written by Michelle Ephraim, published by Routledge 2016-03-23 - 192 pages - part of Literary Criticism books. Read more >>

Related Books

Joshua, Judges, Ruth

By Joseph Coleson,Lawson Stone,Jason Driesbach
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tyndale House
  • Isbn : 1414398794
  • Pages : 568
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 593
  • File Pdf: joshua-judges-ruth.pdf

Book Summary:

The Cornerstone Biblical Commentary series provides up-to-date, evangelical scholarship on the Old and New Testaments. Each volume is designed to equip pastors and Christian leaders with exegetical and theological knowledge to better understand and apply God’s Word by presenting the message of each passage as well as an overview of other issues surrounding the text. The commentary series has been structured to help readers understand the meaning of Scripture, passage-by-passage, through the entire Bible. The New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today’s English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT’s scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages—but even more powerful are stories of how people’s lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts. That’s why we call it “The Truth Made Clear.” About the authors of this volume: Joseph Coleson, (PhD, Brandeis University) is Professor of Old Testament at Nazarene Theological Seminary. He has published numerous articles and books. Lawson Stone (PhD, Yale University) has expertise in early Israelite History and Religion and Old Testament Theology. He teaches at Asbury Theological Seminary and has written a host of books and articles. Jason Driesbach (MA, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a co-author of The Many Gospels of Jesus and a contributor to the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary. He is pursuing PhD studies in the field of Hebrew Bible.

King Manasseh and Child Sacrifice

By Francesca Stavrakopoulou
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Isbn : 3110899647
  • Pages : 420
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 542
  • File Pdf: king-manasseh-and-child-sacrifice.pdf

Book Summary:

The Hebrew Bible portrays King Manasseh and child sacrifice as the most reprehensible person and the most objectionable practice within the story of 'Israel'. This monograph suggests that historically, neither were as deviant as the Hebrew Bible appears to insist. Through careful historical reconstruction, it is argued that Manasseh was one of Judah's most successful monarchs, and child sacrifice played a central role in ancient Judahite religious practice. The biblical writers, motivated by ideological concerns, have thus deliberately distorted the truth about Manasseh and child sacrifice.

Virtues in African Stories

By Kwame Afadzi Insaidoo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1665521457
  • Pages : 466
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 956
  • File Pdf: virtues-in-african-stories.pdf

Book Summary:

These thrilling, whimsically and action packed anthology of adventurous stories bring to life some vital aspects of traditional African culture. These wonderful African traditional stories offer a rare glimpse into a portion of African traditional culture not often openly discussed outside many remote villages they originate from. As you peer through these pages be prepared to be thrilled and amazed as some aspects of ancient African culture are brought to life through amazing story telling. Most of the stories are used to reinforce the traditional virtues in these tribal societies. Some of the stories illustrate and exemplify what happens to youngsters when they choose to follow the century old African tradition and culture; and when another youngster deviates from the traditional African values of respecting and honoring their elders. And yes, some of the stories are told to young girls in rural areas as cautionary tales to keep them from marrying total strangers outside their respective tribes. Most of the stories and folktales here are fictionalized and many characters borrowed from various cultures to entertain the reading audience, while imparting numerous traditional virtues and morals into the youngsters. The ancient traditional African elders strongly believe in inculcating and ingraining these societal virtues into their youngsters, because like the ancient Greek philosophers, the African elders deeply concurred with Plato’s enunciation that: “Now since men are by nature acquisitive, jealous, combative and erotic, how shall we persuade them to behave themselves? By the Policeman’s omnipresent club? It is a brutal method, costly and irritating. There is a better way, and this is by lending to the moral requirements of the community.”

Gender and Difference in Ancient Israel

By Peggy Lynne Day
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Isbn : 9781451415766
  • Pages : 209
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 773
  • File Pdf: gender-and-difference-in-ancient-israel.pdf

Book Summary:

"Freed from contemporary theological categories that have been informed by ideological and psychological issues, but ever mindful of the social location of gender analysis, these essays provide fresh and exciting looks at otherwise unfamiliar texts. They jar our minds and our biases.... This book is a valuable contribution to gender-oriented biblical scholarship. Its content is accessible to both the scholarly and the less technically trained reader. All will be well served by this important collection of essays."? Naomi Steinberg, DePaul University"This book is a credit to the quality and breadth of feminine biblical scholarship and presents some creative interpretations of the texts and a wealth of Ancient Near Eastern material."? J. Massyngbaerde Ford, University of Notre Dame

Sanctified Aggression

By Jonneke Bekkenkamp,Yvonne Sherwood
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 0567112772
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 699
  • File Pdf: sanctified-aggression.pdf

Book Summary:

Sanctified Aggression allies itself neither with the easy assumption that religions are by definition violent (and that only the secular/humanist/humane can offer a place of refuge from the ravages of religious authority) nor with the equally facile opposing view that religion expresses the "best" of human aspirations and that this best is always capable of diffusing or sublating the worst. Rather, it works from the premise that biblical, Jewish and Christian vocabularies continue to resonate, inspire and misfire. Some of the essays here explore how these vocabularies and symbols have influenced, or resonate with, events such as the massacre of Jews in Jedwabne, Poland (1941), the Rwandan Massacre (1994), the tragedy at Columbine High School (1999) and the emergence of the "Phineas Priesthood" of white supremacists in North America. Other contributors examine how themes of martyrology, sacrifice and the messianic continue to circulate and mutate in literature, music, drama and film. The collective conclusion is that it is not possible to control biblical and religious violence by simply identifying canonical trouble-spots, then fencing them off with barbed wire or holding peace summits around them. Nor is it always possible to draw clear lines between problem and non-problem texts, witnesses and perpetrators, victims and aggressors or "reality" and "art".

The Sacrificial Lamb

By Elle Fiore
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1623420636
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 198
  • File Pdf: the-sacrificial-lamb.pdf

Book Summary:

Domenic D'Angelo is an accomplished liar. He has to be. As second in command of the mob family, The Liseni, he's seen almost everything. That is until his boss, Carlo Commisso, kidnaps Alexis Montgomery: the daughter of a small town sheriff who witnessed something he shouldn't have. Charged with keeping Alexis safe until her father has a lapse of memory in court, Domenic finds himself drawn to the girl. Having subsisted on rage and vengeance for almost a decade, she brings out emotions in him that have long since been dead. The situation becomes critical when Alexis has served her main purpose and is living on borrowed time. She finds herself in the precarious position of having to trust a mob-hardened criminal, who despite everything, has kept her safe against the men he works for in a bid to save her life. But trust is hard-earned, and Alexis finds out not everything Domenic tells her is the truth. This is a story about survival, destiny and the awakening of a forbidden passion. Thrown into a dangerous inferno of deception and crime, how can they survive the flames?

Women in Scripture

By Carol Meyers,Toni Craven,Ross S. Kraemer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Isbn : 0547345585
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 586
  • File Pdf: women-in-scripture.pdf

Book Summary:

“This splendid reference describes every woman in Jewish and Christian scripture . . . monumental” (Library Journal). In recent decades, many biblical scholars have studied the holy text with a new focus on gender. Women in Scripture is a groundbreaking work that provides Jews, Christians, or anyone fascinated by a body of literature that has exerted a singular influence on Western civilization a thorough look at every woman and group of women mentioned in the Bible, whether named or unnamed, well known or heretofore not known at all. They are remarkably varied—from prophets to prostitutes, military heroines to musicians, deacons to dancers, widows to wet nurses, rulers to slaves. There are familiar faces, such as Eve, Judith, and Mary, seen anew with the full benefit of the most up-to-date results of biblical scholarship. But the most innovative aspect of this book is the section devoted to the many females who in the scriptures do not even have names. Combining rigorous research with engaging prose, these articles on women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books, and the New Testament will inform, delight, and challenge readers interested in the Bible, scholars and laypeople alike. Together, these collected histories create a volume that takes the study of women in the Bible to a new level.

Fathers and Daughters in the Hebrew Bible

By Johanna Stiebert
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 0191655244
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 808
  • File Pdf: fathers-and-daughters-in-the-hebrew-bible.pdf

Book Summary:

The father-daughter dyad features in the Hebrew Bible in all of narratives, laws, myths and metaphors. In previous explorations of this relationship, the tendency has been to focus on discrete stories - notable among them, Judges 11 (the story of Jephthah's human sacrifice of his daughter) and Genesis 19 (the dark tale of Lot's daughters' seduction of their father). By taking the full spectrum into account, however, the daughter emerges prominently as (not only) expendable and exploitable (as an emphasis on daughter sacrifice or incest has suggested) but as cherished and protected by her father. Depictions of daughters are multifarious and there is a balance of very positive and very negative images. While not uncritical of earlier feminist investigations, this book makes a contribution to feminist biblical criticism and utilizes methods drawn from the social sciences and psychoanalysis. Alongside careful textual analysis, Johanna Stiebert offers a critical evaluation of the heuristic usefulness of the ethnographic honour-shame model, of parallels with Roman family studies, and of the application and meaning of 'patriarchy'. Following semantic analysis of the primary Hebrew terms for 'father' (אב) and 'daughter' (בת), as well as careful examination of inter-family dynamics and the daughter's role vis-à-vis the son's, alongside thorough investigation of both Judges 11 and Genesis 19, and also of the metaphor of God-the-father of daughters Eve, Wisdom and Zion, Stiebert provides the fullest exploration of daughters in the Hebrew Bible to date.

Infinite Sacrifice

By L.E. Waters
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rock Castle Publishing
  • Isbn : 098391110X
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 737
  • File Pdf: infinite-sacrifice.pdf

Book Summary:

Maya’s shocked to discover it’s not the heaven she imagined; in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die. Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives. Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an independent mother protecting a dangerous secret in glorious Sparta; an Irish boy kidnapped and enslaved by Vikings; and a doctor’s wife forced to make an ethical stand in plague-ridden England. All the while, Maya yearns to be with those she cares about most and worries that she hasn’t learned all of heaven’s most vital lessons. Will she be forced to leave the tranquility of heaven to survive yet another painful and tumultuous life? Or worse, accept the bitter reality of having to go back alone? Free, freebie

Last Sacrifice

By Richelle Mead
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101475110
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 798
  • File Pdf: last-sacrifice.pdf

Book Summary:

The astonishing conclusion to the #1 international bestselling series... Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. The Queen is dead and the Moroi world will never be the same. Now, with Rose awaiting wrongful execution and Lissa in a deadly struggle for the royal throne, the girls find themselves forced to rely upon enemies and to question those they thought they could trust. . . . But what if true freedom means sacrificing the most important thing of all? Each other. Can't get enough? Look out for Bloodlines, Richelle Mead's bestselling spinoff series set in the world of Vampire Academy!

On Violence

By Bruce B. Lawrence,Aisha Karim
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Isbn : 0822390167
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 913
  • File Pdf: on-violence.pdf

Book Summary:

This anthology brings together classic perspectives on violence, putting into productive conversation the thought of well-known theorists and activists, including Hannah Arendt, Karl Marx, G. W. F. Hegel, Osama bin Laden, Sigmund Freud, Frantz Fanon, Thomas Hobbes, and Pierre Bourdieu. The volume proceeds from the editors’ contention that violence is always historically contingent; it must be contextualized to be understood. They argue that violence is a process rather than a discrete product. It is intrinsic to the human condition, an inescapable fact of life that can be channeled and reckoned with but never completely suppressed. Above all, they seek to illuminate the relationship between action and knowledge about violence, and to examine how one might speak about violence without replicating or perpetuating it. On Violence is divided into five sections. Underscoring the connection between violence and economic world orders, the first section explores the dialectical relationship between domination and subordination. The second section brings together pieces by political actors who spoke about the tension between violence and nonviolence—Gandhi, Hitler, and Malcolm X—and by critics who have commented on that tension. The third grouping examines institutional faces of violence—familial, legal, and religious—while the fourth reflects on state violence. With a focus on issues of representation, the final section includes pieces on the relationship between violence and art, stories, and the media. The editors’ introduction to each section highlights the significant theoretical points raised and the interconnections between the essays. Brief introductions to individual selections provide information about the authors and their particular contributions to theories of violence. With selections by: Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Osama bin Laden, Pierre Bourdieu, André Breton, James Cone, Robert M. Cover, Gilles Deleuze, Friedrich Engels, Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Sigmund Freud, Mohandas Gandhi, René Girard, Linda Gordon, Antonio Gramsci, Félix Guattari, G. W. F. Hegel, Adolf Hitler, Thomas Hobbes, Bruce B. Lawrence, Elliott Leyton, Catharine MacKinnon, Malcolm X, Dorothy Martin, Karl Marx, Chandra Muzaffar, James C. Scott, Kristine Stiles, Michael Taussig, Leon Trotsky, Simone Weil, Sharon Welch, Raymond Williams

Placing the Plays of Christopher Marlowe

By Sara Munson Deats
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317080343
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 102
  • File Pdf: placing-the-plays-of-christopher-marlowe.pdf

Book Summary:

Focusing upon Marlowe the playwright as opposed to Marlowe the man, the essays in this collection position the dramatist's plays within the dramaturgical, ethical, and sociopolitical matrices of his own era. The volume also examines some of the most heated controversies of the early modern period, such as the anti-theatrical debate, the relations between parents and children, Machiavaelli1s ideology, the legitimacy of sectarian violence, and the discourse of addiction. Some of the chapters also explore Marlowe's polysemous influence on the theater of his time and of later periods, but, most centrally, upon his more famous contemporary poet/playwright, William Shakespeare.

The Word of Light

By Shlomo Giora Shoham
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1443802964
  • Pages : 285
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 216
  • File Pdf: the-word-of-light.pdf

Book Summary:

One of the fundamental enigmas of our existence, and for that matter, God’s existence, is the act of creation. Has the cosmos been created ex nihilo or was it an intelligent design by God? Does God, having created the world, let it evolve and develop on its own, subject to the rules of evolution and chance; or does God intervene in every step of evolution in a deus ex machina manner? What is the role of man in creation? Is it as central as existentialism and quantum mechanics assure us: that without human consciousness interacting with energy-matter, there would not be any objects and life forms? Is man the crown of creation permanently, or once evolution forms a more effective connecting agent between spirit and energy-matter, will man be relegated to the world of fossils? The book concludes with a thorough examination of human norms, values and morals. As such, this book constitutes a comprehensive treatise on the genesis of the world, the birth of God, and the role of man.

Fragmented Women

By J. Cheryl Exum
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 0567662942
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 411
  • File Pdf: fragmented-women.pdf

Book Summary:

In the biblical narratives, women are usually minor characters in the stories of men. Fragments of women's stories must be gleaned from the more cohesive stories of their fathers, husbands and sons. Fragmented Women begins with the premise that, to recover shards of women's stories from androcentric texts like the Bible, it is necessary to step outside the ideology of the text, subverting the patriarchal perspective that has focused attention on the male characters. In this classic work, J. Cheryl Exum draws on feminist literary theory to critique the dominant male voice of the biblical narrative and to construct (sub)versions of women's stories from the submerged strains of their voices in men's stories. For this Cornerstones edition Exum has provided a reflective introduction on the book's impact, and upon how the field has changed since it was published.

Feminist Companion to Judges

By Athalya Brenner-Idan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 0567053571
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 358
  • File Pdf: feminist-companion-to-judges.pdf

Book Summary:

Judges is a book with much to say about women, especially about their fate in a masculine world, subject to male values. This sparkling new collection of studies subjects Achsah, Delilah and Jephthah's daughter to the female critical gaze, while an increased emphasis on the body (whether gendered or not), violence of various forms, and intertextuality reflect the growing importance of these issues in biblical exegesis. The contributors to this second Judges Companion are Lillian Klein, Claudia Rakel, Shulamit Valler, Phyllis Silverman Kramer, Carol Smith, Renate Jost, Ilse Müllner and Alice Bach.

Sacrifice

By Cayla Kluver
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1459244524
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 558
  • File Pdf: sacrifice.pdf

Book Summary:

This is not the time for the fight to end. Now is when the fight will begin. This is the time to regain what has been lost. Alera Queen of a fallen kingdom, secretly in love with the enemy. Shaselle Daughter of a murdered father, rebel with a cause. One lives behind the former Hytanican palace walls and walks the razor's edge to keep the fragile peace in her beloved homeland. The other slips through the war-torn streets, seeking retribution for her family's tragedy, following whispers of insurgency. Both face choices that will separate them from those they cannot help but love. As their stories intertwine, a conspiracy ignites that may end in slavery or death—or lead to freedom anew, if only each can face what must be sacrificed.

THE MAHABHARATHA

By Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 565
  • File Pdf: the-mahabharatha.pdf

Book Summary:

Kisari Mohan Ganguli was a translator from South-Asia or possibly from British-India, known for being the first to provide a complete translation of the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata in English. His translation was published as The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose between 1883 and 1896, by Pratap Chandra Roy (1842–1895), a Calcutta bookseller.

Dionysos

By Carl Kerényi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 0691214107
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 677
  • File Pdf: dionysos.pdf

Book Summary:

No other god of the Greeks is as widely present in the monuments and nature of Greece and Italy, in the sensuous tradition of antiquity, as Dionysos. In myth and image, in visionary experience and ritual representation, the Greeks possessed a complete expression of indestructible life, the essence of Dionysos. In this work, the noted mythologist and historian of religion Carl Kerényi presents a historical account of the religion of Dionysos from its beginnings in the Minoan culture down to its transition to a cosmic and cosmopolitan religion of late antiquity under the Roman Empire. From the wealth of Greek literary, epigraphic, and monumental traditions, Kerényi constructs a picture of Dionysian worship, always underlining the constitutive element of myth. Included in this study are the secret cult scenes of the women's mysteries both within and beyond Attica, the mystic sacrificial rite at Delphi, and the great public Dionysian festivals at Athens. The way in which the Athenian people received and assimilated tragedy in its immanent connection with Dionysos is seen as the greatest miracle in all cultural history. Tragedy and New Comedy are seen as high spiritual forms of the Dionysian religion, and the Dionysian element itself is seen as a chapter in the religious history of Europe.

A Daughter's Courage

By Renita D'Silva
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Isbn : 1786811774
  • Pages : 446
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 924
  • File Pdf: a-daughter-s-courage.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book A Daughter's Courage

Sufficient Sacrifice

By Annette Valentine
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Isbn : 1631954377
  • Pages : 289
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 404
  • File Pdf: sufficient-sacrifice.pdf

Book Summary:

A father struggles to raise his daughter right as she comes of age in the 1960s in this moving conclusion to a multi-generational family trilogy. Simon Hagan’s life has been portrayed over several decades in Annette Valentine’s novels Eastbound From Flagstaff and Down to the Potter’s House. In Sufficient Sacrifice, he bears the burden of responsibility to give his child, Alexandra, the foundational strength she needs to navigate the bumpy road of her youthful years and the proverbial wings she needs to fly against the winds of young adulthood. With the goal of Sufficient Sacrifice elevating the power of a father’s love for his child, the story poses the question of whether Simon’s influence has diminished over time or been compromised by the eroding push of a determined woman. Simon, however, makes the necessary sacrifices. Having given all he had to give, Sufficient Sacrifice uniquely portrays his stunning and triumphant victory over Alexandra’s confusion and rebellion. The results land her on higher ground, enabling her to be more than conqueror. “Excellent!! An absolute treasure that recounts the warm and sometimes harsh realities of a family striving to maintain a high standard of living amidst currents of mediocrity.” —Becky Hadden Wise, educator, Carver Middle School, Spartanburg, South Carolina

The Giving Tree

By Shel Silverstein
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061965103
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 265
  • File Pdf: the-giving-tree.pdf

Book Summary:

As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a classic that will now reach an even wider audience. "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss the other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic!

You Wouldn't Want to Be an Aztec Sacrifice!

By Fiona Macdonald,David Salariya
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Salariya Book Company
  • Isbn : 1911242423
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 580
  • File Pdf: you-wouldn-t-want-to-be-an-aztec-sacrifice.pdf

Book Summary:

You are a young man from a noble family in Mexico. Little do you suspect that you are about to fall victim to one of the most powerful South American civilisations and become an Aztec sacrifice! This title in the best-selling children’s history series, You Wouldn't Want To…, features full-colour illustrations which combine humour and accurate technical detail and a narrative approach placing readers at the centre of the history, encouraging them to become emotionally-involved with the characters and aiding their understanding of what life would have been like living in the Aztec civilisation. Informative captions, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal introduction to the conventions of information books for young readers. It is an ideal text for Key Stage 2 shared and guided reading and helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.

Building an Altar of Sacrifice

By Francis Elijah Ndunagum
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1665591250
  • Pages : 190
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 516
  • File Pdf: building-an-altar-of-sacrifice.pdf

Book Summary:

We all have dreams, talents, gifts and destinies to fulfill. Many times we live unfulfilled dreams because we have not yet ignited nor maintained the fire on our personal altar. Having repeatedly seen this sad occurrence, I was burdened to study the bible with a burning desire to find out why this happens even after the Lord may have given a sure word of prophecy to His children. I diligently read the bible to find out solutions which we can apply to our lives to curb the tendency where an alarmingly high number of people never get to fulfill their destinies. One of the biggest strategies the devil uses to destroy a believer’s life is to ensure the fire on their personal altar dies down. One needs to know that the sole purpose of building an altar of sacrifice in God’s kingdom is not to offer up animal sacrifice but rather to have a quiet place of one-to-one communication with God. It is here that a believer can ask forgiveness of sins, a factor which separates man from God and thereafter proceed to worship Him. Building an altar of sacrifice means you having a sacred or consecrated place of worship and adoration with God Almighty. It is sad to know some believers do not have a personal altar of sacrifice. On the other hand, quite a number of those who have do not take time to keep the fire burning on their altar. Every believer needs to have their private altar of sacrifice and ensure that it is kept burning day and night throughout their lifetime. The specified and acceptable sacrifice to be offered in your altar to God is the sacrifice of a burnt-offering of ADORATION and INCENSE of PRAISE. As the altar of incense burns every morning and evening, so is God expecting your prayers and praises to be raised every time from your altar. If the fire in your altar of sacrifice goes off, your altar becomes dormant and falls into ruins rendering your guiding angel ineffective while at the same time, giving the Devil the opportunity to mess up your life. It is obvious we do ourselves harm if we do not tend daily to our altars to keep the fire burning.

The Grammar of Criminal Law: American, Comparative, and International

By George P. Fletcher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780199725199
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 286
  • File Pdf: the-grammar-of-criminal-law.pdf

Book Summary:

The Grammar of Criminal Law is a 3-volume work that addresses the field of international and comparative criminal law, with its primary focus on the issues of international concern, ranging from genocide, to domestic efforts to combat terrorism, to torture, and to other international crimes. The first volume is devoted to foundational issues. The Grammar of Criminal Law is unique in its systematic emphasis on the relationship between language and legal theory; there is no comparable comparative study of legal language. Written in the spirit of Fletcher's classic Rethinking Criminal Law, this work is essential reading in the field of international and comparative law.

Heterotopia in Angela Carter’s Fiction: Worlds in Collision

By Eliza Claudia Filimon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
  • Isbn : 395489677X
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 414
  • File Pdf: heterotopia-in-angela-carter-s-fiction.pdf

Book Summary:

Angela Carter’s work is a collage of discourses and genres. The challenge of finding a critical framework, complex and accurate enough to classify her work, has remained. The spectacular and the pragmatic threads of her texts, framed by extreme seriousness and witty humour are unravelled with the help of a different metaphor, denoting enigmatic spaces, conterdiscourses, borders of otherness – heterotopia. Five novels out of nine, five short stories out of thirty-five, as well as Carter’s two film adaptations are filtered through a term extricated from its medical and geographical roots, which emphasizes the ambiguity, as well as the dialogic interaction of Angela Carter’s often discordant discourses that have kept her at the top of the literary canon.

The Hebrew Bible

By Norman K. Gottwald
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Isbn : 1451415257
  • Pages : 388
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 214
  • File Pdf: the-hebrew-bible.pdf

Book Summary:

* A landmark textbook made accessible for the beginning college student * Thoroughly updated charts and graphs, reflection guides, and study questions * Richly illustrated with maps and photographs * Companion Web site features professor - and student-friendly resources

Greek and Roman Religions

By Rebecca I. Denova
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1118542770
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 894
  • File Pdf: greek-and-roman-religions.pdf

Book Summary:

Offers an introduction to the basic beliefs, practices, and major deities of Greek and Roman religions A volume in the Blackwell Ancient Religions, Greek and Roman Religions offers an authoritative overview of the region’s ancient religious practices. The author—a noted expert in the field—explores the presence of divinity in all aspects of ancient life and highlights the origins of myth, religious authority, institutions, beliefs, rituals, sacred texts, and ethics. Comprehensive in scope, the text focuses on myriad aspects that constitute Greco-Roman culture such as economic class, honor and shame, and slavery as well as the religious role of each member of the family. The integration of ethnic and community identity with divine elements are highlighted in descriptions of religious festivals. Greek and Roman Religions presents the evolution of ideas concerning death and the afterlife and the relation of death to concepts of ultimate justice. The author also offers insight into the elements of ancient religions that remain important in our contemporary quest for meaning. This vital text: Offers a comprehensive review of ancient Greek and Roman religions and their institutions, beliefs, rituals, and more Examines how the Roman culture and religions borrowed from the Greek traditions Explores the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean Basin Contains suggestions at the end of each chapter for further reading that include both traditional studies and more recent examinations of topical issues Written for students of ancient religions and religious studies, this important resource provides an overview of the ancient culture and history of the general region as well as the basic background of Greek and Roman civilizations.

Selfless Sacrifice

By Sarah Ali
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1491879351
  • Pages : 68
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 636
  • File Pdf: selfless-sacrifice.pdf

Book Summary:

Shanti and Sunny is still remembered and cherished by their children and family for the sacrifices they made for them. They live in their hearts and will be known by their grandchildren and future generations. This book is in memory of my parents.

The Sacrifice of Tamar

By Naomi Ragen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Isbn : 1429910844
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 606
  • File Pdf: the-sacrifice-of-tamar.pdf

Book Summary:

Tamar Finegold is twenty-one years old, the happy, beautiful bride of a rising young Rabbi in one of Brooklyn's insulated, ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities. Having married the man of her dreams and taken her place as a wife—and hopefully soon-to-be mother—in her community, Tamar feels as though the world is at her feet. But her secure, predictable existence is brought to an abrupt end when she is raped by an intruder. Fearing the unbearable stigma and threat to her marriage that could result from telling the truth, Tamar makes a fateful decision that changes her life forever. Her feeling that she did the only thing she could under the circumstances explodes when years later a shocking, undreamed of turn of events finally forces her to confront her past, once and for all

Texts of Terror

By Phyllis Trible
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Isbn : 9781451416183
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 460
  • File Pdf: texts-of-terror.pdf

Book Summary:

Professor Trible focuses on four variations upon the theme of terror in the Bible. By combining the discipline of literary criticism with the hermeneutics of feminism, she reinterprets the tragic stories of four women in ancient Israel: Hagar, Tamar, an unnamed concubine, and the daughter of Jephthah. In highlighting the silence, absence, and oppostition of God, as well as human cruelty, Trible shows how these neglected storiesinterpreted in memoriamchallenge both the misogyny of Scripture and its use in church, synagogue, and academy.

The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl

By Paige McKenzie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Isbn : 1602862990
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 962
  • File Pdf: the-sacrifice-of-sunshine-girl.pdf

Book Summary:

The final installment of the New York Times bestselling Haunting of Sunshine Girl trilogy (based on the hit YouTube channel) about a girl who can communicate with ghosts. Is Sunshine Griffith who she thinks she is? Now that her luiseach powers are fully awakened, and having barely survived an abyss full of demons at the end of Book Two, Sunshine must figure out who-or what-has been organizing the forces of darkness against her. Thanks to her brainiac boyfriend, Nolan, they not only unearth that Sunshine's death would trigger a calamitous event, but that all civilization depends on her survival. So when an unexpected event unleashes a fierce war between the luiseach and the demon army, Sunshine will learn a shocking truth about herself. Can she bring herself to make the ultimate sacrifice to save humankind?