Adult Bible Studies Illustrated Winter 2009-10


Publisher: Cokesbury


Category: Education


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A full-color, 32-page magazine published quarterly for Bible teachers and students, keyed to the International Lesson Series of Bible studies. Each issue includes: 3-6 illustrated articles by leading archeologists, researchers, and scholars an in-depth interview with a Bible expert reviews of new books and resources a pull-out poster
Sports & Recreation

The Sociology of Sports

Author: Tim Delaney

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 468

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In its second edition, this book takes a fresh approach to the study of sports, presenting key concepts such as socialization, economics, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, the media and the role of sports in society. The authors offer a critical examination but highlight also the many positive aspects of sports. Each chapter concludes with a popular culture section, showing how films, television, video games, music and short stories have contributed to our understanding of sports' significance to our lives. Other features include up-to-date information--such as statistics on player and owner salaries--and a look at recent controversies in sports, such as performance-enhancing drugs, domestic violence, online gambling and the growing concern over concussions and post-career health problems. The value of sports for people with physical disabilities and special needs is discussed, as well as the development of sports studies programs and the continuing importance of "sportsmanship." The final chapter explores how social media, as well as new forms of virtual reality and the prevalence of video gaming, are reshaping the concept of what constitutes a sport. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.






Page: 140

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
American literature

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny



Category: American literature


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Die Starken und die Schwachen in Korinth und in Rom

Author: Volker Gäckle

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck


Category: Religion

Page: 636

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English summary: Volker Gackle studies the identity of the parties to the conflict in 1 Cor 8:1-11:1 and Rom 14:1-15:13, who were characterized as weak and in Rome as strong as well. In addition to a theological and sociological profile of each of the groups, the author focuses on the origin of the antithetic group attributes, their background in the history of ideas and their function in the conflict on the one hand and in Pauline argumentation on the other hand. He also shows the way the two texts are connected and how Pauline argumentation fits in with the overall picture of Pauline theology, especially in the context of the theology of the cross which he developed in 1 and 2 Corinthians. German description: Volker Gackle befasst sich mit der Frage nach der Identitat der als schwach und in Rom auch als stark charakterisierten Konfliktpartner in 1Kor 8,1-11,1 und Rom 14,1-15,13. Neben dem theologischen und soziologischen Profil der jeweiligen Gruppierungen steht die Frage nach der Herkunft der antithetischen Gruppenattribute, ihrem geistesgeschichtlichen Hintergrund und ihrer Funktion im Konflikt einerseits und in der paulinischen Argumentation andererseits im Mittelpunkt der Untersuchung. Nach einem forschungsgeschichtlichen Uberblick folgt eine bisher noch fehlende ausfuhrliche Untersuchung des Wortfeldes ?s'e'a / ?s? in der antiken Literatur. Die hier gewonnenen Ergebnisse sind die Grundlage fur die Bestimmung der jeweiligen Konfliktgruppen und fur das Verstandnis der paulinischen Argumentation.Dabei wird deutlich, wie Paulus seine im 1. Korintherbrief entwickelte Argumentationsstrategie mitsamt den in Korinth angetroffenen Gruppenattributen auf einen ahnlichen, jedoch nicht identischen Konflikt in der romischen Gemeinde appliziert. Daruber hinaus ordnet der Autor die paulinische Argumentation in das Gesamtbild der paulinischen Theologie ein.