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How can religious liberty be guaranteed in societies where religion pervades everyday life? In The Wheel of Law, Gary Jacobsohn addresses this dilemma by examining the constitutional development of secularism in India within an unprecedented cross-national framework that includes Israel and the United States. He argues that a country's particular constitutional theory and practice must be understood within its social and political context. The experience of India, where religious life is in profound tension with secular democratic commitment, offers a valuable perspective not only on questions of jurisprudence and political theory arising in countries where religion permeates the fabric of society, but also on the broader task of ensuring religious liberty in constitutional polities. India's social structure is so entwined with religion, Jacobsohn emphasizes, that meaningful social reform presupposes state intervention in the spiritual domain. Hence India's "ameliorative" model of secular constitutionalism, designed to ameliorate the disabling effects of the caste system and other religiously based practices. Jacobsohn contrasts this with the "visionary" secularism of Israel, where the state identifies itself with a particular religion, and with America's "assimilative" secularism. Constitutional globalization is as much a reality as economic globalization, Jacobsohn concludes, and within this phenomenon the place of religion in liberal democracy is among the most vexing challenges confronting us today. A richly textured account of the Indian experience with secularism, developed in a broad comparative framework, this book is for all those seeking ways to respond to this challenge.
Wiglaf, Erica, and Angus are representing DSA in the All-Schools Brain-Power Tournament! But what on Earth are they going to do about their know-it-all captain Bragwort? And how can they even stand a chance against the snobbish Knights Noble Conservatory team?
With chaos in the wind, a woman with a shadowy past has returned to Duvalpore. A murderer and traitor--an exile disgraced, hated, and feared, and haunted by her own guilty conscience--Maskelle has been summoned back to help put the world right. Once she was the most enigmatic of the Voices, until cursed by her own actions. Now, in the company of Rian--a skilled and dangerously alluring swordsman--she must confront dread enemies old and new, and a cold, stalking malevolence unlike any she has ever encountered. <P> For if Maskelle cannot unearth the cause of the Wheel of the Infinite's accelerating disintegration--if she cannot free herself from the ghosts of the past and focus on the catastrophe to come--the world will plunge headlong into the terrifying abyss toward which it is recklessly hurtling. And all that is, ever was, and will be will end.
"This unusual, enjoyable second novel by Engh (ARSLAN) is a charming picaresque adventure set on another planet. To this unnamed planet comes the odd-looking man known as the Exile. The Warden, Lethgro, has captured the Exile after his escape from Sollet Castle, and now holds him prisoner on the small sailing ship, Mouse. But when an inspector of the Council of Beng is about to board the Mouse, Captain Repnomar, seeing that her friend the Warden does not wish to surrender the Exile to the Council, cuts and runs. And so begins for Lethgro, Repnomar and the Exile (who we have begun to suspect is an Earthman) an around-the-world journey over sea and land, through strange places previously unseen by civilized eye. Engh tells the story in a 19th century prose style: (``For, as he said, they did not know when they would come to water again; and Repnomar thought this so prudent that she filled the little bailer that dangled always at her belt.''). This device is appropriate to the level of civilization on this planet, which resembles life here a century ago." --Publisher's Weekly
Twelve-year-old Seth Pender thinks his life came to an end when he suffered a spinal injury that left him confined to a wheelchair. Seth, an athlete who loves basketball, is sure he'll never play again. He grows sullen and silent, unresponsive when his family urges him to try to adjust. Then one day he sees an older boy who, like himself, is wheelchair bound. But this boy is playing basketball! How is that possible? Over the course of three years, Seth (and the reader) learns about the sport of wheelchair basketball: the similarities and differences between it and regular basketball, the skills one needs to excel at it, and the camaraderie that grows amongst the players. By the end of the story, Seth is better adjusted to his life, and ready to reach out a hand to help others find their way.
Many natural areas, parks, urban waterfronts, and hundreds of miles of trails along the California coast and on San Francisco Bay are now accessible to wheelchair riders and others with limited mobility. This book describes more than a hundred beautiful and interesting sites around the entire bay and on the ocean between Point Reyes and Santa Cruz. You will find opportunities to watch birds and other wildlife, picnic on blufftops and on shaded lawns by the water, camp on an island, fish off piers, watch sunsets over the surf, learn about the region's natural and human history, and enjoy yourself in many other ways. Too often, wheelchair riders hesitate to explore far from home because they don't know about barrier-free routes and the availability of restrooms and other facilities. The Coastal Conservancy funded this guide as part of its public access program, to encourage greater enjoyment of the natural riches we all hold in common.
The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he seemed above the fray. Then, in January 2013, the legend imploded. He admitted doping during the Tours and, in an interview with Oprah, described his "mythic, perfect story" as "one big lie." But his admission raised more questions than it answered--because he didn't say who had helped him dope or how he skillfully avoided getting caught. The Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell broke the news at every turn. In Wheelmen they reveal the broader story of how Armstrong and his supporters used money, power, and cutting-edge science to conquer the world's most difficult race. Wheelmen introduces U.S. Postal Service Team owner Thom Weisel, who in a brazen power play ousted USA Cycling's top leadership and gained control of the sport in the United States, ensuring Armstrong's dominance. Meanwhile, sponsors fought over contracts with Armstrong as the entire sport of cycling began to benefit from the "Lance effect." What had been a quirky, working-class hobby became the pastime of the Masters of the Universe set. Wheelmen offers a riveting look at what happens when enigmatic genius breaks loose from the strictures of morality. It reveals the competitiveness and ingenuity that sparked blood-doping as an accepted practice, and shows how the Americans methodically constructed an international operation of spies and revolutionary technology to reach the top. It went on to become a New York Times Bestseller, a Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller, and win numerous awards, including a Gold Medal for the Axiom Business Book Awards. At last exposing the truth about Armstrong and American cycling, Wheelmen paints a living portrait of what is, without question, the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports.
For nearly sixty years, Wheelock's Latin has remained the opitmus liber of beginning Latin textbooks. When Professor Frederic M. Wheelock's Latin first appeared in 1956, the reviews extolled its thoroughness, organization, and conciseness; one reviewer predicted that the book "might well become the standard text" for introducing students to elementary Latin. Now, nearly six decades later, that prediction has certainly proved accurate. This new edition of Wheelock's Latin has all of the features, many of them improved and expanded, that have made it the bestselling single-volume beginning Latin textbook: 40 chapters with grammatical explanations and readings drawn from the works of Rome's major prose and verse writers; Self-tutorial exercises, each with an answer key, for independent study; An extensive English-Latin/Latin-English vocabulary section; A rich selection of original Latin readings-unlike other Latin textbooks, which contain primarily made-up texts; Etymological aids, maps, and dozens of images illustrating aspects of the classical culture and mythology presented in the chapter readings. Also included are expanded notes on the literary passages, comments on vocabulary, and translation tips; new comprehension and discussion questions; and new authentic classical Latin readings, including Roman graffiti, in every chapter.
Originally intended by Professor Frederic M. Wheelock as a sequel to Wheelock's Latin, his classic introductory Latin textbook, Wheelock's Latin Reader, newly revised and updated by Richard A. LaFleur, is the ideal text for any intermediate-level Latin course. You'll find a rich selection of of prose and poetry from a wide range of classical authors, as well as briefer passages from medieval and Late Latin writers, each presented in the Latin in which it was originally written. Useful features include extensive notes; a complete Latin-English vocabulary; maps of ancient Italy, Greece, and the Roman Empire; and numerous photographs illustrating aspects of classical culture, mythology, and history featured in the readings.
After a car accident severs her spinal cord, eighteen-year-old Sally faces a long and painful adjustment to life as a quadriplegic.
Discusses choosing a bike, equipment, accessories, instructions for riding, and customizing.
The concept of reincarnation is one of the foundations of human consciousness. From time immemorial, every culture has recognized, explored, and celebrated the notion that life does not simply come to a halt when the heart stops beating. With the rise of materialist science, however, this ancient wisdom was brought under attack. After all, what material proof was there that souls returned to the world after death? And if there was no proof, there was no possibility. #12;But now--by combing the latest findings of physics, cosmology, and molecular biology with the timeless wisdom of Kabbalah--Kabbalist Rav Berg shows why reincarnation is not just a possibility, but an absolute certainty for anyone who has real desire to see the truth. And the implications of this discovery are literally earthshaking. After all, once you grasp the fact that you have been here before--not just once, but many times--you must ask, "For what purpose is the wheel of my soul continually revolving? Toward what goal is the wheel carrying me, and what can I do to reach that goal sooner rather than later?" By showing that your ultimate destiny is joy and fulfillment without limit, Rav Berg answers those questions once and for all. Wheels of a Soul is both up-to-the-minute science and truly timeless wisdom. The way you look at your life--and the way you live it--will change forever.
A general introduction to chakras, the energy systems of the body, and how to use them for health and centering
For Jack and Marjorie Krenner and their two small children, life in their new home among the rich and famous is a dream come true. Until slowly they wake to the fear that walks the night. And soon they know that nothing, not the iron gates nor the alarms nor the watchdogs, can protect them from a killer who is closer to home than they dare imagine.
MAYBE THIS TIMEWhat if...she'd said yes?Hotshot attorney Barbara Callister kept her feelings as tightly buttoned as her power suits. But ever since she took a case against the devastatingly handsome Kenneth Gerrard, she found herself thinking of Billy Duncan, the boy she'd once loved, with his laughing face and sun-streaked blond hair. She'd refused his impulsive proposal and he'd disappeared forever into the warm Texas night.For fifteen years Barbara had lived with her decisions. But Billy was gone for good, wasn't he? Because now Ken had the same question in his...strangely familiar...eyes.What would her answer be...this time?A second once-in-a-lifetime chance to fall in love.
Explores the feelings of frustration, sadness, and loneliness that a youngster may feel when a pet dies.
He's racing to win back his reputation Having hired a balloon to get him to Paris in a daring race, Lord Boyce Parker is simultaneously exhilarated and unnerved by the wonders and dangers of flight, and most of all by the beautiful, stubborn, intelligent lady operating the balloon.She's curious about the science of loveEve Mountfloy is in the process of conducting weather experiments when she finds herself spirited away to France by a notorious rake. She's only slightly dismayed-the rake seems to respect her work-but she is frequently distracted by his windblown physical magnificence and buoyant spirits.What happens when they descend from the clouds?As risky as aeronautics may be, once their feet touch the ground, Eve and Boyce learn the real danger of a very different type of falling...Praise for The Rake's Handbook:"Orr debuts with a charming romp. The witty repartee and naughty innuendos set the perfect pitch for the entertaining romance. Though there are serious themes and carefully researched historical details, it's the banter and sensuality that are sure to enchant readers." --RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
Temptation moves in next door Sylvie Carson has no idea what she's going to do with the rest of her life! Artistically blocked, she hopes a prolonged stay in the seaside village she grew up in will help her get over this hump. But when Adam Hunter moves in next door, things only get more complicated, not less. The artist in Sylvie is immediately intrigued by her new neighbor-the haunting lines of his face, the natural athleticism of his body. Maybe Adam is the muse she's been looking for...but his shadowed eyes suggest he's just one more person keeping secrets from her. Though Sylvie can't deny that Adam inspires passion in her, the last thing she needs is a romance...right?
From the NATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR of When Duty Calls.Captured by the alien Ramanthians, diplomat Christine Vanderveen must protect the Confederacy?s President from both their captors and fellow prisoners. But rescue is on the way, led by Lieutenant Tonio Sanchez, Vanderveen?s former lover, who must try to set aside his personal feelings for the sake of the mission.
On April 16, 2007, the campus of Virginia Tech experienced a collective nightmare when thirty-three students were killed in the worst massacre in modern U. S. history. Following that horrendous event, Virginia Tech campus pastor Matt Rogers found himself asking and being asked, "Where is God in all of this?" The cliché-ridden, pat answers rang hollow. In this book, Matt approaches the pain of the world with personal perspective--dealing with his hurting community as well as standing over the hospital bed of his own father--and goes beyond answers, beyond theodicy, beyond the mere intellectual. When Answers Aren't Enough drives deeper, to the heart of our longing, in search of a God we can experience as good when life isn't.
While European civilization stagnated in the "Dark Ages," Asia flourished as the wellspring of science, philosophy, and religion. Linked together by a web of spiritual, commercial, and intellectual connections, the distant regions of Asia's vast civilization, from Arabia to China, hummed with trade, international diplomacy, and the exchange of ideas. Stewart Gordon has fashioned a compelling and unique look at Asia from AD 700 to 1500--a time when Asia was the world--by relating the personal journeys of Asia's many travelers.
From the New York Times bestselling author of American Fascists and the NBCC finalist for War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning comes this timely and compelling work about new atheists: those who attack religion to advance the worst of global capitalism, intolerance and imperial projects. <P> <P> Chris Hedges, who graduated from seminary at Harvard Divinity School, has long been a courageous voice in a world where there are too few. He observes that there are two radical, polarized and dangerous sides to the debate on faith and religion in America: the fundamentalists who see religious faith as their prerogative, and the new atheists who brand all religious belief as irrational and dangerous. Both sides use faith to promote a radical agenda, while the religious majority, those with a commitment to tolerance and compassion as well as to their faith, are caught in the middle. <P> The new atheists, led by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris, do not make moral arguments about religion. Rather, they have created a new form of fundamentalism that attempts to permeate society with ideas about our own moral superiority and the omnipotence of human reason. <P> This book critiques the radical mindset that rages against religion and faith. Hedges identifies the pillars of the new atheist belief system, revealing that the stringent rules and rigid traditions in place are as strict as those of any religious practice. <P> Hedges claims that those who have placed blind faith in the morally neutral disciplines of reason and science create idols in their own image -- a sin for either side of the spectrum. He makes an impassioned, intelligent case against religious and secular fundamentalism, which seeks to divide the world into those worthy of moral and intellectual consideration and those who should be condemned, silenced and eradicated. Hedges shatters the new atheists' assault against religion in America, and in doing so, makes way for new, moderate voices to join the debate. This is a book that must be read to understand the state of the battle about faith.
A rugged rancher is stunned to find a pregnant woman in his bed, suffering from amnesia and possessing a piece of paper with his name on it. As they embark on solving the puzzle of her identity, feelings bloom between them. Complications arise, however, when they learn that she is his new sister-in-law.
Help for those who have been harmed by Christians-and those who have inflicted the wounds. Throughout history, Christians have done considerable damage to others-both independently and in the name of Christ. Each time this occurs, one of God's precious creations is wounded and the church's witness to the world is grievously weakened. For years, unbelievers and Christians have rejected the church because of damaging encounters with a Christian, a Christian leader, or a group of Christians. No matter how much we wish to reverse the damage, however, we cannot reach the unchurched with the life-changing message of the gospel-nor can we protect those still within the body-unless we insist upon dramatic changes within our church communities. Targeting every person who has ever been hurt by a Christian-as well as those believers responsible for inflicting such damaging wounds-author Dave Burchett calls for a new way of relating that will bring healing to the church and transform our witness to the world.From the Trade Paperback edition.
When Bad Things Happen: God Is Big Enough to Handle Your Questions... and Strong Enough to Deliver You from Pain and Doubtby Kay Arthur
Chaos, tragedies, broken relationships, wars, disasters, plagues-in this world there is no end to bad news. Hard questions haunt us: If God really is who He says He is, how can He allow these things? If He's God, why doesn't He intervene? If we can't find hope and help in the midst of these tough times, those questions can crush our spirit and deaden our faith.But now, beloved Bible teacher and author Kay Arthur guides readers to discover the answers revealed in the Old Testament book of Habakkuk, so that they can know God, understand Him, and love Him more fully, no matter what happens.In When Bad Things Happen, Kay Arthur shares bold answers to those questions and helps readers solve the dilemma. But more than that, they'll encounter God and come to understand, love, and appreciate Him more deeply. They'll discover that God is big enough to handle their questions, and strong enough to deliver them from pain and doubt. And as a result, they'll be equipped with strength and courage so they can minister to others who wrestle with the same questions.From the Hardcover edition.
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