• The Book of Numbers: A Critique of Genesis by Calum Carmichael

    By Calum Carmichael

    In this paintings Calum Carmichael—a felony student who applies a literary method of the learn of the Bible—shows how each one legislations and every narrative in Numbers, the least researched publication within the Pentateuch, responds to difficulties bobbing up in narrative incidents in Genesis. The e-book keeps Carmichael’s strategy of demonstrating how each legislations within the Pentateuch is a reaction to an issue bobbing up in a biblical narrative, to not an inferred societal scenario.

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  • Principal Leadership in Taiwan Schools by Roger Shouse, Kuan-Pei Lin

    By Roger Shouse, Kuan-Pei Lin

    In past times twenty years, Taiwan's Ministry of schooling has spoke back to globalization via restructuring institution curricular, tutorial, and choice making practices alongside western traces in an try to reach legitimacy at the global level. consequently, Taiwanese principals, as soon as kings inside of their faculties, now needs to proportion strength with different college stakeholders. within the approach, those principals are held liable for enforcing reform measures that have a tendency to wreck belief and self belief within the method between neighborhood stakeholders simply because they reduce opposed to longstanding social and organizational norms. crucial management in Taiwan colleges examines principals' adjustment to their new management position, highlighting the pervasive tensions among collegial different types of management with extra authoritative, top-down versions universal to East Asian countries.Such dilemmas have gotten more and more universal, not just in Taiwan yet in different international locations together with the U.S. Shouse and Lin study them in line with a evaluate of Taiwan's prior and up to date heritage of faculty reform, central interviews, and faculty observations. The authors' wisdom and adventure as researchers and lecturers in Taiwan's academic procedure let them supply insightful views on the best way to stability this precarious shift of energy.

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  • The Mishnah: Social Perspectives by Professor of Religion Jacob Neusner PhD

    By Professor of Religion Jacob Neusner PhD

    For Aristotle, politics, economics, and philosophy outline the social building of any society. For Judaism, the Mishnah--along with Scripture--sets forth the systematic assertion for figuring out the social building and global view of Judaism round 2 hundred C.E. The Mishnah functioned because the simple legislations within the holy land and used to be followed additionally via Jews within the Diaspora, from Babylonia to the western satrapies of the Iranian empire of the Sasanians. Professor Jacob Neusner takes heavily the 3 central projects of theoretical notion enjoined by means of Aristotle and asks us to examine the Mishnah now not as an inert choice of traditions handed on, yet as a planned, programmatic assertion of Judaism's lifestyle and global view. He issues to the systematic nature of the Mishnah, with its six divisions, and exhibits how jointly these divisions disguise the typical lifetime of the folk. The Mishnah comprises self reliant decisions in regards to the nature of the approach and doesn't basically rehearse what culture says a couple of given subject. This interpretive point of the Mishnah has been missed to the interpreter's peril, since it is exactly by way of being attentive to how the Mishnah makes use of traditions for its personal reasons that the interpreter can relish the construction blocks of Judaism: its politics, economics, and philosophy. This e-book has additionally been released in hardback, please click here for information.

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  • Figurative Language in Biblical Prose Narrative: Metaphor in by Andrea L. Weiss

    By Andrea L. Weiss

    This learn applies numerous linguistic techniques to the booklet of Samuel that allows you to examine the defining good points of metaphor and how metaphor and different kinds of figurative language function in biblical narrative. The booklet starts off with an exploration of ways to spot and interpret the metaphors in 1 Samuel 25. subsequent, the metaphors in 2 Samuel 16:16-17:14 are in comparison with different tropes, basically metonymy and simile. Then the idea of “dead” metaphors is challenged whereas interpreting the figurative language in I Samuel 24. An in-depth research of the figurative language in those texts ends up in a greater knowing of the mechanics of metaphor, and a richer, extra nuanced analyzing of those tales, their characters, and language.

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  • The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern by Willi Goetschel

    By Willi Goetschel

    Exploring the topic of Jewish philosophy as a arguable building website of the undertaking of modernity, this booklet examines the results of different and infrequently conflicting notions that force the talk at the query of what Jewish philosophy is or may possibly be.

    The concept of Jewish philosophy begs the query of philosophy as such. yet "Jewish philosophy" doesn't simply replicate what "philosophy" lacks. fairly, it demanding situations the venture of philosophy itself. studying the concept of Spinoza, Moses Mendelssohn, Heinrich Heine, Hermann Cohen Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, Margarete Susman, Hermann Levin Goldschmidt, and others, the ebook highlights how the main philosophic moments in their works are these during which particular matters in their "Jewish questions" tell the rethinking of philosophy's disciplinarity in imperative terms.

    The lengthy late acceptance of the modernity that informs the serious trajectories of Jewish philosophers from Spinoza and Mendelssohn to the current emancipates not only "Jewish philosophy" from an infelicitous pigeonhole those philosophers so pointedly sought to reject yet, extra vital, emancipates philosophy from its fake claims to universalism.

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  • Troublemaker: A Personal History of School Reform since by Chester E. Finn

    By Chester E. Finn

    Few humans were extra fascinated about shaping postwar U.S. schooling reforms--or dissented from a few of them extra effectively--than Chester Finn. Assistant secretary of schooling less than Ronald Reagan, and an aide to politicians as varied as Richard Nixon and Daniel Moynihan, Finn has additionally been a highschool instructor, an schooling professor, a prolific and best-selling author, a think-tank analyst, a nonprofit beginning president, and either a Democrat and Republican. This remarkably diversified profession has given him a rare insider's view of each major school-reform move of the earlier 4 many years, from racial integration to No baby Left at the back of. In Troublemaker, Finn has written a vibrant historical past of postwar schooling reform that also is the non-public tale of 1 of the key players--and mavericks--in American education.

    Finn tells how his reviews have formed his altering perspectives of the 3 significant strands of postwar university reform: standards-driven, choice-driven, and profession-driven. Of the 3, Finn now believes blend of selection and criteria has the best strength, yet he favors this process extra on pragmatic than ideological grounds, arguing that folks will be given extra concepts whilst that colleges are allowed extra flexibility and held to raised functionality norms. He additionally explains why schooling reforms of every kind are so tough to enforce, and he attracts useful classes from their widespread failure.

    Clear-eyed but positive, Finn eventually supplies grounds for wish that the easiest of latest daring initiatives--from constitution colleges to know-how to makeovers of school-system governance--are ultimately starting to make a difference.

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