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Antonio Vieira and the Luso-Brazilian Baroque

by Cohen Thomas Schwartz Stuart B.

Preacher, politician, natural law theorist, administrator, diplomat, polemicist, prophetic thinker: Vieira was all of these things, but nothing was more central to his self-definition than his role as missionary and pastor. Articles in this issue were originally presented at a conference, "The Baroque World of Padre António Vieira: Religion, Culture and History in the Luso-Brazilian World," Yale University, November 7-8, 1997, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of Vieira's death.

The Birth of Conservative Judaism: Solomon Schechter's Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement

by Cohen Michael R.

Solomon Schechter (1847-1915), the charismatic leader of New York's Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), came to America in 1902 intent on revitalizing traditional Judaism. While he advocated a return to traditional practices, Schechter articulated no clear position on divisive issues, instead preferring to focus on similarities that could unite American Jewry under a broad message. Michael R. Cohen demonstrates how Schechter, unable to implement his vision on his own, turned to his disciples, rabbinical students and alumni of JTS, to shape his movement. By midcentury, Conservative Judaism had become the largest American Jewish grouping in the United States, guided by Schechter's disciples and their continuing efforts to embrace diversity while eschewing divisive debates. Yet Conservative Judaism's fluid boundaries also proved problematic for the movement, frustrating many rabbis who wanted a single platform to define their beliefs. Cohen demonstrates how a legacy of tension between diversity and boundaries now lies at the heart of Conservative Judaism's modern struggle for relevance. His analysis explicates four key claims: that Conservative Judaism's clergy, not its laity or Seminary, created and shaped the movement; that diversity was-and still is-a crucial component of the success and failure of new American religions; that the Conservative movement's contemporary struggle for self-definition is tied to its origins; and that the porous boundaries between Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism reflect the complexity of the American Jewish landscape-a fact that Schechter and his disciples keenly understood. Rectifying misconceptions in previous accounts of Conservative Judaism's emergence, Cohen's study enables a fresh encounter with a unique religious phenomenon.

Dead Roots

by Nancy J. Cohen

A haunted hotel, a family curse, mysterious Cossacks, hidden treasure, murdered guests . . . what looked to be a routine family reunion is turning into a serious Bad Hair Day indeed. One that's trouble all the way down to the . . . . Dead Roots Marla Shore thought the only tricky part of the reunion at Florida's historic Sugar Crest Plantation Resort would be introducing her fiancé, Detective Dalton Vail, to her family. . . and vice versa. But that was before her Aunt Polly was found suffocated in her bed. It turns out that her family has a tangle of ties connected to Sugar Crest, including Aunt Polly's father, who once owned the plantation--and hid a fortune in gems somewhere on the grounds. And though Sugar Crest is slated for demolition, many people would profit if it wasn't destroyed . . . and some just might go to any lengths to make sure it remains standing . . . To top it all off, the plantation was built on an Indian burial mound, which Marla knows is just never a good idea--and then the grounds keeper turns up dead! Whatever is going on at Sugar Crest, someone is willing to go to great lengths to keep it hidden. But he or she hasn't planned on Marla, who will stop at nothing to learn the truth before the killer strikes again . . . "Dead Roots has all the right ingredients for a great hair day, absolutely fun, winsome characters, a fast-paced, wonderful mystery read!" --Heather Graham New York Times bestselling author of Killing Kelly

Died Blonde

by Cohen Nancy J.

Nancy J. Cohen's Bad Hair Day mysteries shimmer with wit in the glow of the Florida sun. In her sixth hair-curling adventure, she lands stylist Marla Shore in the midst of a murder with the darkest of roots. . . There's no love lost between Marla and Carolyn Sutton since Marla left Carolyn's Hairstyle Heaven to open her own place. Still, it's a nasty shock when Marla enters the meter room behind the shopping center that houses both salons and stumbles over her rival's murdered body. Curiosity would have been enough to send Marla snooping, but then Detective Dalton Vail actually asks for her help. Marla's quest becomes even more personal when Wilda Cleaver, Carolyn's trusted psychic and new owner of her salon, insists that Carolyn's spirit is begging Marla to solve her murder. Marla's got her work cut out for her--poor Carolyn was far from popular. There's her snubbed sister, who only inherited an unspecified, valuable collection, the chiropractor whose shady dealings Carolyn had uncovered, and the immigration lawyer who had suspicious ties to Hairstyle Heaven. With no shortage of suspects and a few more surprising twists, Marla's well-coiffed head is soon spinning. It will take all her skill to untangle this snarl of clues before the murderer strikes again. . . Nancy Cohen has penned another follicle-raising frolic with a wry twist of romance. --P. J. Parrish, author of Dead of Winter and Island of Bones Cohen fashions her Bad Hair Day series with plenty of humor, snappy repartee, and even a healthy helping of current events. -- Fort Myers News-Press A likeable series with a spunky heroine. -- Mystery Lovers Bookshop Nancy J. Cohen is the author of five previous Bad Hair Day mysteries: Permed to Death, Hair Raiser, Murder by Manicure, Body Wave, and Highlights to Heaven. The mother of two grown children, she resides in Florida with her husband and their poodle, who bears a strong resemblance to Marla's dog, Spooks.

Explorations in Literature (America Reads)

by Cohen

Explorations in Literature presents a compilation of stories, poems, and essays from different authors and genres grouped by theme to create critical thinking skills. In addition to teaching literary terms, the questions in the book develop the students' abilities to respond to literature.

Just Get Me Through This! - Revised and Updated

by Robert M. Gelfand Deborah A. Cohen

You Can Get Through ThisYour doctor told you it was breast cancer. So now what?! You'll need plenty of essential advice--the kind that only comes from someone who's been there. In Just Get Me Through This! Deborah A. Cohen and Robert M. Gelfand, M. D. help you deal with all the ups and downs of the breast cancer experience. From the shock of diagnosis to getting through treatment to getting on with your life, they pack it with plenty of straight talk and practical tips. This newly updated edition also includes advice from two prominent breast cancer surgeons. Discover:The latest data on hormonal treatments How cornstarch can help you breeze through radiationWhy a calendar can help you get through chemotherapyInformation on the latest drugs used as part of chemotherapyHow to ease back into an intimate relationship Who might be your best ally when you're feeling blue The surefire way to beat insurance and workplace hassles What medical professionals say about everything from surgery to soy Each step of the way, this wise and witty companion will be there with unfailing inspiration and heart-to-heart support. It's also simple to use, with an accessible format--to make even the toughest days a whole lot easier. A Harvard Business School and Smith College graduate, marketing executive Deborah A. Cohen was, like so many others, going about her life as a young and healthy woman when she was unexpectedly struck with a diagnosis of breast cancer. As a result of her illness, the Wisconsin native became active in several breast cancer advocacy efforts, including "Climb Against the Odds," a Cancer Coalition's Leadership Education and Advocacy Development Program, and Peer Review Committees for the American Cancer Society's research programs. The research and writing of Just Get Me Through This! was a natural next step for Cohen in her commitment to helping others cope with and battle this disease. Robert M. Gelfand, M. D. , is an oncologist with a private practice in New York City. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Weill-Cornell Medical Center and at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he also teaches. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the State University of New York at Brooklyn. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center. Dr. Gelfand is married and has three daughters. Faith A. Menken, M. D. , is a surgeon practicing at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. She went to medical school at Cornell University Medical College and did her internship at Mount Sinai Hospital and her residency at the New York Weill-Cornell Medical Center. She lives in New York City. Eugene J. Nowak, M. D. , is a surgeon practicing at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. He went to medical school UMDNJ/New Jersey Medical School and did his internship and residency at the New York Weill-Cornell Medical Center. He lives in New York City.

The Splendid Vision: Reading a Buddhist Sutra

by Cohen Richard S.

The first-ever English translation of the "Splendid Vision Sutra," a sixth-century Indian Mahayana Buddhist scripture known for its rich ritual magic and worship of bodhisattva-goddesses.

"Wicked" Women Whodunit

by Nancy J. Cohen Jennifer Apodaca Amy Garvey Maryjanice Davidson

Letters To My Readers - MaryJanice DavidsonSix people are missing from a mystery weekend, and aspiring mystery writer Caro Swenson is on the case with a hot-but-possibly homicidal hunk who seems to want to get his hands on Caro's. . . clues. Single White Dead Guy - Amy GarveyLanie Burke spent one insanely hot night with Mr. Drop-Dead Gorgeous. Now he's just dead on the steps of her cabin. What to do with the body? Hopefully, she can get some help from the cute guy with groceries tromping through the snow toward her. . . Fast Boys - Jennifer ApodacaHow did Tess Collins get caught up in a sleazy tabloid reporter's bid to get the dirt on NASCAR's pin-up boy, Ark Underwood? How did the jerk reporter end up dead on Underwood's hotel room floor? How is Tess going to save Ark's reputation? Or say no to his every desire? Three Men And A Body - Nancy J. CohenReality show contestant Heather Payne's assignment is simple: get a bed-and-breakfast in Winter Park up and running within seven days. But when accidents start plaguing the show, Heather begins to suspect the contestant she's sleeping with. . .

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