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Christian Ethics: An Essential Guide (Abingdon Essential Guides)
Robin W LovinIn this excellent outline of Christian ethics, Robin W. Lovin achieves a balance between the questions and issues which form the core of the study of ethics and the life situations from which those questions arise. Eschewing a sectarian approach which dismisses other understandings of the moral life, Lovin nonetheless lays claim to a specifically Christian understanding of ethics.  He begins with basic Christian convictions about the reality of God and human redemption and weaves these convictions into the fabric of moral concerns that are widely shared in contemporary society. He takes note of the problems that arise when Christians try to act on or enforce their convictions in a pluralistic society and recognizes the variety of theological and moral beliefs that are held within the Christian community, as well as in the wider society.
The 2000 Franchise Annual: 'The Original' Franchise Handbook and Directory
Ted DixonSince 1996 The Franchise Annual Directory has been the largest and most complete franchise directory available. Known as the "Bible of the Franchise World" the directory gives all the information you need to investigate before investing. It's guaranteed accurate at date of publication. There are separate American, Canadian, and Overseas sections as well as a complete summary of Federal, State and Provincial regulations. The annual includes 60 different categorical sections including such areas as: Accounting and Tax Services, Advertising and Direct Mail, Automobile Rental & Leasing, Automotive Lubrication & Tune Up, Automotive Transmission Repair, Building Products and Services, Carpet, Drapery and Upholstery Cleaning, Children's Products & Services, Computer, Electronics, Internet Services, Employment & Personnel, Entertainment, Florist Shops, Food Convenience, Baked Goods, Donuts & Pastry, Candy, Popcorn & Snacks, Ice Cream & Yogurt, Restaurant, Specialty Shops, Supermarkets, Formal Wear, Franchise Consultants & Services, Furniture Refinishing & Repair, Hairstyling & Cosmetics, Health Aids & Services, Home Furnishings: Retail, Sales, Rental & Services, Home Inspection, House/Pet Sitting Service, Jewelry, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Lawn & Garden Care, Motels, Hotels, and Campgrounds, etc., etc. Franchisees benefit in many ways from joining a proven system. They enjoy collective buying power and receive financial guidance. All these assets add up to "risk reduction" and five the franchisee an enormous head start over starting a business alone. The handbook section contains: Dangerous contract terms from a franchisee's perspective, Disouted contract rights, recent trends, worldwide sources, useful assoications, investigative advice, and pages of questions to help the prospective franchisee invstigate: The Franchisor, Product, Service, Current Franchisees, Territory and The Contract. There are 4,357 total Listings 2,753 American Listings 1,081 Canadian Listings 523 Overseas Listings There are 570 completely NEW LISTINGS, which are marked with an asterisk (*). Each franchisor listing provides: Name of Outlet, Corporate Name, Address, Telephone and Fax Number, E-Mail, Web Site, Name of Contact. Full Description of business, Year Established, Year Started franchising, Number of Units Company Owned, Number of Units Franchised, Franchise Fee, Royalty, Total Investment, Whether or Not financing is available.
Signs and Symbols in Christian Art: With Illustrations from Paintings from the Renaissance (Galaxy Books)
George FergusonFirst published in 1954 and having gone through several editions, this comprehensive book remains the authoritative source in the study of symbols in Christian art. This paperback edition includes all of the three hundred fifty illustrations from the original edition, as well as the complete and unabridged text, revealing . the symbolism inherent in representations of religious personages, the Earth and Sky, animals, birds, insects, and flowers. In addition to a discussion of objects treated symbolically in Christian art, George Ferguson explores Old Testament characters and events and their symbolic representation in art. In addition to a discussion of objects treated symbolically in Christian art, George Ferguson explores Old Testament characters and events and their symbolic representation in art.
Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine
Gregg AllisonMost historical theology texts follow Christian beliefs chronologically, discussing notable doctrinal developments for all areas of theology according to their historical appearance. And while this may be good history, it can make for confusing theology, with the classic theological loci scattered throughout various time periods, movements, and controversies. In Historical Theology, Gregg Allison offers students the opportunity to study the historical development of theology according to a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history of Christian doctrine one theological element at a time. Such an approach allows readers to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church, through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and into the modern period. The text includes a generous mix of primary source material as well, citing the words of Cyprian, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Barth, and others. Allison references the most accessible editions of these notable theologians' work so that readers can continue their study of historical theology through Christian history's most important contributors. Historical Theology is a superb resource for those familiar with Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology or interested in understanding the development of Christian theology.
The River Between
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o Christian missionaries attempt to outlaw the female circumcision ritual and in the process create a terrible rift between the two Kikuyu communities on either side of the river. The people are torn between those who believe in Western/Christian education and the opportunities it will offer, and those who feel that only unquestioned loyalty to past traditions will save them. The growing conflict brings tragedy to a pair of young lovers who attempted to bridge the deepening chasm.
Onward Christian Soldiers?: The Religious Right in American Politics (Dilemmas in American Politics)
Clyde Wilcox and Carin RobinsonThey have money, influence, power--and they turn out to vote.  "They" are groups like Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, and Concerned Women for America--all parts of the Christian Right.  But, are they a serious threat to religious liberty, bent on creating a theocratic state, or the last defenders of religion and family values in America?Bringing the story of the religious right up to the Obama administration, this revised fourth edition explores the history of the movement in twentieth and early twenty-first century American politics. The authors review the expansion of the Christian Right through George W. Bush’s second administration and evaluate how the religious right fared in the 2006 and 2008 elections. Although figureheads of the religious right remain in the news, their power in Washington may be declining, and the authors consider the fate of the religious right under the Obama administration. Examining how the religious right both does and does not fit into the proper role of religious groups in American politics, Onward Christian Soldiers? is an essential addition to the Dilemmas in American Politics series.
The Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Christian America
Gabe LyonsTurn on a cable news show or pick up any news magazine, and you get the impression that Christian America is on its last leg. The once dominant faith is now facing rapidly declining church attendance, waning political influence, and an abysmal public perception. More than 76% of Americans self-identify as Christians, but many today are ashamed to carry the label.  While many Christians are bemoaning their faith’s decline, Gabe Lyons is optimistic that Christianity’s best days are yet to come. In the wake of the stunning research from his bestselling book, unChristian, which revealed the growing disenchantment among young generations for Christians, Lyons has witnessed the beginnings of a new iteration of the faith. Marked by Lyons’ brutal honesty and unvarying generosity, Lyons exposes a whole movement of Christians—Evangelicals, Mainline, Protestants, Orthodox, Pentecostals, and others—who desire to be a force for restoration even as they proclaim the Christian Gospel. They want the label Christian to mean something good, intelligent, authentic, and beautiful. The next generation of Christians, Lyons argues, embodies six revolutionary characteristics: “When Christians incorporate these characteristics throughout the fabric of their lives, a fresh, yet orthodox way of being Christian springs forth. The death of yesterday becomes the birth of a great tomorrow. The end of an era becomes a beautiful new beginning. In this way, the end of Christian America becomes good news for Christians.” In THE NEXT CHRISTIANS, Lyons disarms readers by speaking as a candid observer rather than cultural crusader. Where other people shout, Lyons speaks in a measured tone offering helpful analysis of our current reality while casting a vision for how to be a Christian in a world disenchanted with the faith. Both a celebration and a reckoning, THE NEXT CHRISTIANS combines current day models and relevant research with stories of a new generation of Christian leaders. If you are worried by what you see transpiring around you, this book will take you on a surprising social exploration in hopes that you too will restore confidence in your faith.
Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction
Richard J. MouwRichard Mouw was first drawn to Abraham Kuyper’s writings about public life in the turbulent 1960s. As he struggled to find the right Christian stance toward big social issues such as the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, Mouw discovered Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism — and, with it, a robust vision of active Christian involvement in public life that has guided him ever since. In this “short and personal introduction” Mouw sets forth Kuyper’s main ideas on Christian cultural discipleship, including his views on sphere sovereignty, the antithesis, common grace, and more. Mouw looks at ways to update — and, in some places, even correct — Kuyper’s thought as he applies it to such twenty-first-century issues as religious and cultural pluralism, technology, and the challenge of Islam.
The Crusades: A Reader (Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures)
The crusades have always been a source of fascination and debate. With current world events, that interest has only grown as people try to understand the sources of conflict between the Middle East and Europe, and between Islamic and Christian peoples. This beautiful addition to the Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures series brings together an unprecedented range of primary source texts on the topic from the medieval era. Of special note are the non-Christian materials—Muslim and Jewish sources—included along with standard European Christian texts. Also included are Greek sources, materials on Latin crusader states, and a chapter on Spain. Ideological, economic, social, and cultural issues are covered along with the more standard military and political concerns.
Massage: A Career at Your Fingertips
Martin Ashley JD LMTBoth a career manual and a reference directory, this book begins with an exploration of the nature of the massage profession, its recent history, and the realities of making a living in this field. All aspects of building a practice are discussed, from finding a location to attracting clients and keeping records. A description of the laws regulating massage is given for all 50 states. The reference section of the book contains directories of suppliers and a state-by-state directory of over 800 massage schools.

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