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What Happened at Vatican II

John W O?malley, "What Happened at Vatican II"
2008 | ISBN-10: 0674031695, 0674047494 | 344 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

During four years in session, Vatican Council II held television audiences rapt with its elegant, magnificently choreographed public ceremonies, while its debates generated front-page news on a near-weekly basis. By virtually any assessment, it was the most important religious event of the twentieth century, with repercussions that reached far beyond the Catholic church. Remarkably enough, this is the first book, solidly based on official documentation, to give a brief, readable account of the council from the moment Pope John XXIII announced it on January 25, 1959, until its conclusion on December 8, 1965; and to locate the issues that emerge in this narrative in their contexts, large and small, historical and theological, thereby providing keys for grasping what the council hoped to accomplish."What Happened at Vatican II" captures the drama of the council, depicting the colorful characters involved and their clashes with one another. The book also offers a new set of interpretive categories for understanding the council’s dynamics – categories that move beyond the tired "progressive" and "conservative" labels. As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of the calling of the council, this work reveals in a new way the spirit of Vatican II. A reliable, even-handed introduction to the council, the book is a critical resource for understanding the Catholic church today, including the pontificate of Benedict XVI.

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What Did You Expect Redeeming the Realities of Marriage

Paul David Tripp, "What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage"
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1844744744 | 288 pages | PDF | 1.2 MB

Marriage, according to Scripture, will always involve two flawedpeople living with each other in a fallen world. Yet, in pastorPaul Tripp’s professional experience, the majority of couples entermarriage with unrealistic expectations, leaving them unprepared forthe day-to-day realities of married life.
This unique book introduces a biblical and practical approach tothose realities that is rooted in God’s faithfulness andScripture’s teaching on sin and grace. "Spouses need to bereconciled to each other and to God on a daily basis," Trippdeclares. "Since we’re always sinners married to sinners,reconciliation isn’t just the right response in moments of failure.It must be the lifestyle of any healthymarriage."
What Did You Expect? presents six practicalcommitments that give shape and momentum to such a lifestyle. Thesecommitments, which include honestly facing sin, weakness, andfailure; willingness to change; and embodying Christ’s love, willequip couples to develop a thriving, grace-based marriage in allcircumstances and seasons of their relationship.

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What Comes Naturally Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America

Peggy Pascoe, "What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America"
2009 | ISBN-10: 0195094638 | 416 pages | PDF | 5 MB

A long-awaited history that promises to dramatically change our understanding of race in America, What Comes Naturally traces the origins, spread, and demise of miscegenation laws in the United States – laws that banned interracial marriage and sex, most often between whites and members of other races. Peggy Pascoe demonstrates how these laws were enacted and applied not just in the South but throughout most of the country, in the West, the North, and the Midwest. Beginning in the Reconstruction era, when the term miscegenation first was coined, she traces the creation of a racial hierarchy that bolstered white supremacy and banned the marriage of Whites to Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, and American Indians as well as the marriage of Whites to Blacks. She ends not simply with the landmark 1967 case of Loving v. Virginia, in which the Supreme Court finally struck down miscegenation laws throughout the country, but looks at the implications of ideas of colorblindness that replaced them. What Comes Naturally is both accessible to the general reader and informative to the specialist, a rare feat for an original work of history based on archival research.

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Washington A History of the Capital, 1800-1950, Princeton Legacy Library Edition


Washington : A History of the Capital, 1800-1950,
Princeton Legacy Library Edition

by Constance McLaughlin Green
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0691616752 | 1094 Pages | PDF | 89 MB

A one-volume edition, this history of Washington was originally published in two parts. Washington: Village and Capital, 1800-1878 was awarded the 1963 Pulitzer Prize for History.
In second part Constance Green describes the development of the local community, its citizens and institutions, through the years following World War II. Particularly interesting is the dominant role played by the Washington Negro community, which had early become the cultural center of American Negro society. The conflicts, ambitions, and antagonisms of this city within a city are here given sympathetic and objective exposition.
Originally published in 1977.
For some time before her unfortunate death in 1975, Constance McLaughlin Green had hoped to prepare a one-volume abridgment of her history of our nation’s capital. Illness prevented her from completing her task, but her work is so valuable and the demand for it so great that Princeton University Press has reissued the history in its entirety. The cloth edition consists of the two volumes as originally published: Volume 1, Washington: Village and Capital, 1800-1878; Volume 2, Washington: Capital City, 1879-1950. For the paperback edition, the two volumes have been bound together, without change, and the resultant single volume has been given the title Washington: A History of the Capital, 1800-1950.

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WarBerry Pi The Complete Guide

WarBerry Pi: The Complete Guide by sec groundzero
English | February 14, 2017 | ASIN: B06WGR1D4R | 38 Pages | ePub | 2 MB
This is a comprehensive introduction from the inventor of WarBerry Pi. This short volume teaches you what WarBerryPi is-and how you can use it.

This is a comprehensive introduction from the inventor of WarBerry Pi. This short volume teaches you what WarBerryPi is-and how you can use it. The main purpose of the WarBerryPi is to be useful during Red Team operations. Since the whole Red Team/Blue Team terminology stems from the military, @sec_groundzero wanted to baptize his project with a military-related term, hence the name "WarBerryPi."

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Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

T. M. Charles-Edwards, "Wales and the Britons, 350-1064"
2013 | pages: 816 | ISBN: 0198217315 | PDF | 6,2 mb

This, the first volume in the History of Wales, provides a detailed history of Wales in the period in which it was created out of the remnants of Roman Britain. It thus begins in the fourth century, with accelerating attacks from external forces, and ends shortly before the Norman Conquest of England.
The narrative history is interwoven with chapters on the principal sources, the social history of Wales, the Church, the early history of the Welsh language, and its early literature, both in Welsh and in Latin. In the fourth century contemporaries knew of the Britons but not of Wales in the modern sense. Charles-Edwards, therefore, includes the history of the other Britons when it helps to illuminate the history of what we now know as Wales. Although an early form of the name Wales existed, it was a word in the Germanic languages, including English, and meant inhabitants of the former Roman Empire; it therefore covered the Gallo-Romans of what we know as France as well as the Britons.

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Waking the Tiger Healing Trauma

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine
English | September 8th, 1997 | ASIN: B002IYE5XO, ISBN: 155643233X | 290 pages | EPUB/MOBI | 1.01 MB
Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity. It asks and answers an intriguing question: why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized? By understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed.

Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity. It asks and answers an intriguing question: why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized? By understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed.
Waking the Tiger normalizes the symptoms of trauma and the steps needed to heal them. People are often traumatized by seemingly ordinary experiences. The reader is taken on a guided tour of the subtle, yet powerful impulses that govern our responses to overwhelming life events. To do this, it employs a series of exercises that help us focus on bodily sensations. Through heightened awareness of these sensations trauma can be healed.

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Voodoo and Power The Politics of Religion in New Orleans, 1881-1940

Voodoo and Power :
The Politics of Religion in New Orleans, 1881-1940

by Kodi A. Roberts
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0807160504 | 244 Pages | PDF | 4.3 MB

The racialized and exoticized cult of Voodoo occupies a central place in the popular image of the Crescent City. But as Kodi A. Roberts argues in Voodoo and Power, the religion was not a monolithic tradition handed down from African ancestors to their American-born descendants. Instead, a much more complicated patchwork of influences created New Orleans Voodoo, allowing it to move across boundaries of race, class, and gender. By employing late nineteenth and early twentieth-century first-hand accounts of Voodoo practitioners and their rituals, Roberts provides a nuanced understanding of who practiced Voodoo and why.
Voodoo in New Orleans, a melange of religion, entrepreneurship, and business networks, stretched across the color line in intriguing ways. Roberts’s analysis demonstrates that what united professional practitioners, or "workers," with those who sought their services was not a racially uniform folk culture, but rather the power and influence that Voodoo promised. Recognizing that social immobility proved a common barrier for their patrons, workers claimed that their rituals could overcome racial and gendered disadvantages and create new opportunities for their clients.
Voodoo rituals and institutions also drew inspiration from the surrounding milieu, including the privations of the Great Depression, the city’s complex racial history, and the free-market economy. Money, employment, and business became central concerns for the religion’s practitioners: to validate their work, some began operating from recently organized "Spiritual Churches," entities that were tax exempt and thus legitimate in the eyes of the state of Louisiana. Practitioners even leveraged local figures like the mythohistoric Marie Laveau for spiritual purposes and entrepreneurial gain. All the while, they contributed to the cultural legacy that fueled New Orleans’s tourist industry and drew visitors and their money to the Crescent City.

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Volcanoes in Human History The Far-Reaching Effects of Major Eruptions

Volcanoes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Major Eruptions by Jelle Zeilinga de Boer, Donald Theodore Sanders
English | November 21st, 2004 | ISBN: 0691118388, 0691050813 | 316 pages | PDF | 4.77 MB
When the volcano Tambora erupted in Indonesia in 1815, as many as 100,000 people perished as a result of the blast and an ensuing famine caused by the destruction of rice fields on Sumbawa and neighboring islands. Gases and dust particles ejected into the atmosphere changed weather patterns around the world, resulting in the infamous ”year without a summer” in North America, food riots in Europe, and a widespread cholera epidemic. And the gloomy weather inspired Mary Shelley to write the gothic novel Frankenstein.

When the volcano Tambora erupted in Indonesia in 1815, as many as 100,000 people perished as a result of the blast and an ensuing famine caused by the destruction of rice fields on Sumbawa and neighboring islands. Gases and dust particles ejected into the atmosphere changed weather patterns around the world, resulting in the infamous ”year without a summer” in North America, food riots in Europe, and a widespread cholera epidemic. And the gloomy weather inspired Mary Shelley to write the gothic novel Frankenstein.
This book tells the story of nine such epic volcanic events, explaining the related geology for the general reader and exploring the myriad ways in which the earth’s volcanism has affected human history. Zeilinga de Boer and Sanders describe in depth how volcanic activity has had long-lasting effects on societies, cultures, and the environment. After introducing the origins and mechanisms of volcanism, the authors draw on ancient as well as modern accounts-from folklore to poetry and from philosophy to literature. Beginning with the Bronze Age eruption that caused the demise of Minoan Crete, the book tells the human and geological stories of eruptions of such volcanoes as Vesuvius, Krakatau, Mount Pelee, and Tristan da Cunha. Along the way, it shows how volcanism shaped religion in Hawaii, permeated Icelandic mythology and literature, caused widespread population migrations, and spurred scientific discovery.
From the prodigious eruption of Thera more than 3,600 years ago to the relative burp of Mount St. Helens in 1980, the results of volcanism attest to the enduring connections between geology and human destiny.
Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

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Voices of the UK Left Rhetoric, Ideology and the Performance of Politics (Rhetoric, Politics and Soc…

Voices of the UK Left: Rhetoric, Ideology and the Performance of Politics (Rhetoric, Politics and Society) by Judi Atkins
English | 2 Sept. 2017 | ISBN: 3319519018 | 250 Pages | PDF | 3.01 MB
This book brings together a team of specialists to explore why some left-wing politicians are able to communicate their message effectively, whereas others struggle to connect with the public.

This book brings together a team of specialists to explore why some left-wing politicians are able to communicate their message effectively, whereas others struggle to connect with the public. To address this question, it analyses the rhetoric and narratives employed by figures from British and Welsh Labour, the Green Party, the Scottish National Party and the radical left, as well as the anti-austerity movement. In doing so, the collection offers insights into why the performances of political actors such as Carwyn Jones and Nicola Sturgeon resonate with a wide audience, whereas some – like Jeremy Corbyn – have limited appeal beyond the party faithful. The volume provides an accessible examination of the language and ideas of the UK left, while offering a novel perspective on the challenges currently facing the Labour Party. It will therefore appeal to a wide readership, including scholars and students of rhetoric, ideology, political leadership, and British politics.

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