The Faust Myth

This book traces the evolution of the Faust myth from the Sixteenth century to modern times. The authors studied include Marlowe, Calderon, Milton, Goethe, Byron, Dostoevsky, Wilde, Thomas Mann, and Salman Rushdie.

The Faust Myth

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Jesus of Nazareth

This book is . . . my personal search for the face of the Lord.’ Benedict XVI In this bold, momentous work, the Popein his first book written as Benedict XVIseeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent popular depictions and to restore Jesus’ true identity as discovered in the Gospels. Through his brilliance as a theologian and his personal conviction as a believer, the Pope shares a rich, compelling, flesh-and-blood portrait of Jesus and incites us to encounter, face-to-face, the central figure of the Christian faith. From Jesus of Nazareth : . . . the great question that will be with us throughout this entire book: But what has Jesus really brought, then, if he has not brought world peace, universal prosperity, and a better world? What has he brought? The answer is very simple: God. He has brought God! He has brought the God who once gradually unveiled his countenance first to Abraham, then to Moses and the prophets, and then in the wisdom literaturethe God who showed his face only in Israel, even though he was also honored among the pagans in various shadowy guises. It is this God, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, the true God, whom he has brought to the peoples of the earth. He has brought God, and now we know his face, now we can call upon him. Now we know the path that we human beings have to take in this world. Jesus has brought God and with God the truth about where we are going and where we come from: faith, hope, and love.

Jesus of Nazareth

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Adult Psychiatry

“Blackwell’s Neurology and Psychiatry Access Series: Adult Psychiatry provides a practical discussion of psychopathology and aids the non-psychiatrist in recognizing psychiatric symptoms and syndromes and understanding the principles of management strategies. Although this book is aimed at primary care physicians, the information is presented in a conceptual format that medical students and junior residents may find useful. Psychologists, social workers and counsellors will find this book aids their work. The book is divided into three main sections: Section 1 covers the assessment and evaluation of psychiatric disorders; Section 2 considers important aspects of psychopathology; Section 3 explores important topics in clinical medicine including the interface between psychiatry and primary care, general psychiatric treatment, practical genetics, age-related considerations, suicide, medicolegal issues, and ethics. All chapters from the first edition have been revised and updated. Two new chapters have been added to this edition: obesity and binge eating disorder, and the impact of psychiatric disorders on medical illness. Blackwell’s Neurology and Psychiatry Access Series has been designed to teach the art of diagnosis and treatment of neurologic and mental disease, applying both deductive and inductive reasoning to arrive at a diagnosis and formulate a plan for treatment. The format of this book is unique in the way it presents information, using ‘boxes’ designed to provide the reader with additional information and ‘wisdom’ from experienced contributors rather than just clinical knowledge. This approach introduces an inductive nosologic approach to diagnosis, employing discriminating, consistent, and variable features. Other boxes include: * Pearls and Perils * Consider Consultation When… * Key Clinical Questions and What They Unlock (new in this Edition) These boxes of information and questions prompt the clinician with time-saving questions that “”cut to the chase.”” This is a clinically relevant, multifunction text.”

Adult Psychiatry

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The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion

This prestigious Companion offers the most comprehensive survey to date of the study of religion. Featuring a team of international contributors, and edited by one of the most widely respected scholars in the field, The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion provides an interdisciplinary and authoritative guide to the subject. Examines the main approaches to the study of religion: anthropology, the comparative method, economics, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology. Also covers a diverse range of topical issues, such as the body, fundamentalism, magic, and new religious movements Consists of 24 essays written by an outstanding team of international scholars Reviews, within each chapter, an outline of a particular subfield and traces its development up to the present day Debates how the discipline may look in the future Represents all the major issues, methods and positions in the field

The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion

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The Nature of New Testament Theology

This volume brings together some of the most distinguished writers in the field of New Testament studies to provide an overview of discussions about the nature of New Testament theology. Examines the development, purpose and scope of New Testament theology. Looks at the relationship of New Testament theology with other branches of theology. Considers crucial issues within the New Testament, such as the historical Jesus, the theology of the cross, eschatology, ethics, and the role of women. Offers fresh perspectives which take discussion of the subject further in key areas Includes a foreword by Rowan Williams.

The Nature of New Testament Theology

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The Postcolonial Biblical Reader

This wide-ranging Reader provides a comprehensive survey of the interaction between postcolonial criticism and biblical studies. Examines how various empires such as the Persian and Roman affected biblical narratives. Demonstrates how different biblical writers such as Paul, Matthew and Mark handled the challenges of empire. Includes examples of the practical application of postcolonial criticism to biblical texts. Considers contemporary issues such as diaspora, race, representation and territory. Editorial commentary draws out the key points to be made and creates a coherent narrative.

The Postcolonial Biblical Reader

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Ecclesiastes Through the Centuries

Over the centuries, Ecclesiastes has influenced numerous and diverse aspects of life and thought. Ecclesiastes Through the Centuries assesses the effects of the book on the culture of the various times in religious, artistic, and social contexts. Presents an innovative, reception history approach to the study of Ecclesiastes, by tracing its influence on religion, culture, literature, art, and social thought Explores a fascinating range of Jewish and Christian readings Features engaging and unusual examples from art, music, literature and history: from Thackeray and Orwell, to Salvador Dali’s Illustrated Bible, to the inflammatory exposition of Ecclesiastes at the funeral of Queen Mary Published in the innovative Blackwell Bible Commentaries series; for further information visit the series website at www.bbibcomm.net  

Ecclesiastes Through the Centuries

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God and Morality

God and Morality evaluates the ethical theories of four principle philosophers, Aristotle, Duns Scotus, Kant, and R.M. Hare. Uses their thinking as the basis for telling the story of the history and development of ethical thought more broadly Focuses specifically on their writings on virtue, will, duty, and consequence Concentrates on the theistic beliefs to highlight continuity of philosophical thought

God and Morality

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