Released on 2006-10Categories Fiction

Sweet Heavenly Daze

Sweet Heavenly Daze

Author: John Earp

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 9780741435613

Category: Fiction

Page: 229

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It is a book about the heaven we all dream of, hope toward, and pray for. Many fear this heaven may not exist. But it does.
Released on 2012-06-08Categories Religion

Beyond Dogma

Beyond Dogma

Author: Jawid Mojaddedi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199709014

Category: Religion

Page:

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Despite Rumi's (d. 1273) recent emergence as a best-selling poet in the English-speaking world, fundamental questions about his teachings, such as the relationship of his Sufi mysticism to the wider Islamic religion, remain contested. In this groundbreaking study, Jawid Mojaddedi reaches to the heart of the matter by examining Rumi's teachings on walaya (Friendship with God) in light of earlier discourse in the wider Sufi tradition and juridico-theological Islam. Walaya is not only central to Rumi's teachings, but forms the basis for the celebration of intimacy, communication with the Divine, and transcendence of conventional religiosity in his poetry. And yet walaya is the aspect of Sufism which has proven the most difficult to reconcile with juridico-theological Islam. In addition to its focus on Rumi, Beyond Dogma presents a perceptive analysis of the historical development of the discourse on walaya in the formative centuries of Sufism. This period coincides with the time when juridico-theological Islam rose to dominance, as reflected in the harmonizing efforts of theoretical Sufi writings, especially the manuals of the tenth and eleventh centuries. Mojaddedi's analysis facilitates a nuanced and contextualized evaluation of Rumi's teachings on walaya, which had already attracted a range of views before his time: from arguments in favor of its superiority to Prophethood, to guarantees of subordinate deference towards the Prophetic heritage interpreted by juridico-theological scholars. In the process, Beyond Dogma enables a fresh evaluation of the influential early Sufi manuals in their historical context, while also highlighting the significance for juridico-theological scholars of fundamental dogma in the process of consolidating their own dominance.
Released on 1982-01-01Categories Body, Mind & Spirit

Dogma Daze

Dogma Daze

Author: Christopher S. Hyatt

Publisher: Falcon Press Publishing

ISBN: 0941404226

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 40

View: 470

This great piece of Hyatt thinking allows anyone to overcome society and free themselves of all DOGMA PUSHERS! A great read with many practical applications.
Released on 1997Categories Governmental investigations

Investigation of Whitewater Development Corporation and Related Matters: Document production in response to S. Res. 120

Investigation of Whitewater Development Corporation and Related Matters: Document production in response to S. Res. 120

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee to Investigate Whitewater Development Corporation and Related Matters

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754067976039

Category: Governmental investigations

Page: 1648

View: 396

Released on 2017-02-15Categories Political Science

American National Security Policy

American National Security Policy

Author: John T. Fishel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442248397

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 629

Security policy is a key factor not only of domestic politics in the U.S., but also of foreign relations and global security. This text sets to explain the process of security policy making in the United States by looking at all the elements that shape it, from institutions and legislation to policymakers themselves and historical precedents. To understand national security policy, the book first needs to address the way national security policy makers see the world. It shows that they generally see it in realist terms where the state is a single rational actor pursuing its national interest. It then focuses on how legislative authorities enable and constrain these policy makers before looking at the organizational context in which policies are made and implemented. This means examining the legal authorities that govern how the system functions, such as the Constitution and the National Security Act of 1947, as well as the various governmental institutions whose capabilities either limit or allow execution, such as the CIA, NSA, etc. Next, the text analyzes the processes and products of national security policy making, such as reports, showing how they differ from administration to administration. Lastly, a series of case studies illustrate the challenges of implementing and developing policy. These span the post-Cold war period to the present, and include the Panama crisis, Somalia, the Balkans Haiti, the Iraq wars, and Afghanistan. By combining both the theory and process, this textbook reveals all aspects of the making of national security policy in United States from agenda setting to the successes and failures of implementation.
Released on 2014-04-08Categories Performing Arts

TLA Film, Video, and DVD Guide 2002-2003

TLA Film, Video, and DVD Guide 2002-2003

Author: David Bleiler

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466867574

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 784

View: 144

The TLA Film, Video & DVD Guide 2002-2003 is the absolutely indispensible guide for the true lover of cinema. By focusing on independent and international films, and avoiding much of the made-for-TV/made-for-cable/made-for-video dreck, this guide offers more comprehensive coverage of the films the reader may actually want to rent and see. The guide includes: * Reviews of more than 10,000 films * Four detailed indexes - by star, director, theme, genre, and country of origin * More than 450 photos throughout * A listing of all the major film awards, TLA Bests and recommended films * A comprehensive selection of cinema from over 50 countries From one of the finest names in video retailing and a growing rental chain comes the latest edition of one of the most respected film, video, and DVD guides. The TLA Film, Video & DVD Guide is perfect for anyone whose tastes range from All About My Mother to Fight Club; from This Is Spinal Tap to Ma Vie en Rose.
Released on 2014-04-08Categories Performing Arts

TLA Video & DVD Guide 2004

TLA Video & DVD Guide 2004

Author: David Bleiler

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466867819

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 800

View: 145

The TLA Film, Video and DVD Guide 2004 is the absolutely indispensable guide to worthwhile cinema. It includes over 10,000 entries on the best of film and video that a real film lover might actually want to see. Unlike some of the other mass market guides that tend to be clogged with unenlightening entries on even more unenlightening films, TLA focuses on independent, foreign as well as the best of Hollywood to bring the cineaste an opinionated guide that is both fun to read and easy to use. The guide includes: * Reviews of more than 10,000 entries * Four detailed indexes--by star, director, country of origin, and theme. * More than 300 photos throughout * A listing of all the major film awards of the past quarter century, as well as TLA Bests and recommended films *A comprehensive selection of cinema from over 50 countries. From one of the finest names in video retailing and a growing rental chain comes the latest edition of one of the most respected film, video, and DVD guides. The TLA Film, Video and DVD Guide is perfect for anyone with an eclectic taste in cinema.