Radical Christian Writings

But much of this, as it has surfaced in the West, has been elitist and academic, little of it has touched the back streets. It is marketed like any other product, and books on the 'option for the poor' are very expensive and only ...

Author: Andrew Bradstock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470692806

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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This volume, which fills a gap in the current literature, will be essential reading for third-year undergraduates and above in Biblical studies.


There are alas just two zoology collections in Athens, the largest of which is the Goulandris Natural History Museum, in a leafy back street of northernmost Kifissia, and the more academic of which is the Zoological Museum of the ...

Author: John Gill

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908493491

Category: Travel

Page: 206

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Athens is an historical anomaly. Excavations date its first settlement to over seven thousand years ago, yet it only became the capital of Greece in 1834. During the intervening centuries it was occupied by almost every mobile culture in Europe: from its earliest likely settlers, tribes from what is now Albania, to Nazi forces during the second World War, and in between by successive waves of Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Slavs, Goths, Venetians, French, Catalans, Turks, Italians, Bulgarians and the clans of various kings and tyrants of the region's early city-states. There has been a structure on its 'high city', the acropolis, since at least the bronze age, although it was subsequently altered by successive occupiers, becoming a fort, castle, temple, mosque, church and even a harem. its 'Golden age' peaked in the fifth century BCE, with the great building projects of Pericles and Themistocles, and its later history is one of a city already nostalgic for its past, although at a time when other European cities had yet to begin constructing a past. Its standing as the birthplace of democracy and western civilisation, while based in fact, is largely a romantic fantasy dreamt up by nineteenth-century north European artists and intellectuals: democracy has a checkered history in Athens, and 'western civilisation' was an amalgam of many cultures. The city now is a jigsaw of pieces from its past, where you can still walk along streets laid by Romans and Ottoman Turks, and where the city's population is almost constantly refreshed by newer waves of arrivals. John Gill's cultural guide explores the origins, development and contemporary face of Athens, offering an accessible analysis of its social history, architecture and representation in painting, literature and film. Looking at the role of religion, migration and popular culture, its in-depth coverage of the city, past and present, goes beyond conventional guidebooks to provide a fresh insight into its living identity.

The Passionate Economist

... Fleet Street, Holborn and Westminster, made it a natural epicentre for the study and research of social sciences. ... hidden away in a back street'.13 Social science and social policy As the LSE was a new academic institution in ...

Author: Sally Sheard

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447314844

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 600

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Brian Abel-Smith was one of the most influential figures in the shaping of social welfare in the twentieth century. A modern day Thomas Paine, the British economist and expert advisor was driven to improve the lives of the poor, working with groups like the World Health Organization, International Labour Organization, and the World Bank to help bring health and social welfare services to millions across the globe.The Passionate Economist is the first biography to chronicle his life and the many programs he helped create. Sally Sheard details Abel-Smith's work as an economist and advocate, setting it against the backdrop of the larger history of health and social welfare development since the 1950s. She analyzes these developments and the effects that long-running welfare debates have had on both poverty and state responses to it. She compares welfare implementation in different developing countries and examines how it was administered by the agencies for which Abel-Smith worked. The result is an accessible book on a leading humanitarian and, through him, a history of exactly how we have cared for each other in the globalized era.

Can Academics Change the World

I used to comment humorously that he treated me like a “mistress met at a back street”: he was friendly and expressed his appreciation when we occasionally met at the end of day in the parking lot, but he was never supportive at ...

Author: Moshe Shokeid

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789206999

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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Moshe Shokeid narrates his experiences as a member of AD KAN (NO MORE), a protest movement of Israeli academics at Tel Aviv University, who fought against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, founded during the first Palestinian Intifada (1987-1993). However, since the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin and the later obliteration of the Oslo accord, public manifestations of dissent on Israeli campuses have been remarkably mute. This chronicle of AD KAN is explored in view of the ongoing theoretical discourse on the role of the intellectual in society and is compared with other account of academic involvement in different countries during periods of acute political conflict.

The Road from Wigan Pier

Little did I know that the tiny school I had situated in a humble back street would eventually outgrow the Paris Berlitz school itself . a At that time the Portuguese system of government was a dictatorship . Some say that Salazar was a ...

Author: Richard D. Lewis

Publisher: Transcreen Publications

ISBN: 0953439801

Category: Linguists

Page: 488

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Back Street New Worlds

Against whatever academic loss there was for the English children , you've got to set the gain in social experience . They've learnt a lot — not just a few words of Italian but the value of tolerance , of helping others ...

Author: Elspeth Huxley

Publisher: [London] : Chatto and Windus

ISBN: UOM:39015009338461

Category: Aliens

Page: 176

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China in My Eyes

Apple and Emily insisted on walking back with me, so I strolled down the back street with Apple on my left arm and Emily on my right arm. ... 6- One Friday night near the end of the academic year, Henry came by to take me to a party.

Author: Robert Stanelle

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477260265

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 427

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Most Americans and people all over the world have grown up with an image of China that is vastly different from what is the real China of today. The author, a "senior" American" has lived and taught in China for five years and, through his teaching and travels all around the country, tells the story of those incredible five years. What he experienced, discovered and learned during that time will at times have you laughing, smiling, thinking, wondering or amazed at the China of today. Some stories may bring tears to your eyes. Whatever you may think and feel as you read this fascinating tale, you will thoroughly enjoy "China: In My Eyes."


He ran up the outside stairway of one of the Colonial homes of "Back" Street as a redcheeked youth, none too easy a nestling for the academic mother to keep under her wings. And J.S.C. Abbot, of the same class, Brunswick born and bred, ...

Author: Robert Coffin

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 9781461744696

Category: History

Page: 224

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Originally published in 1937 as part of the Rivers of America series, this book has become a classic of Maine literature. And only Robert P. Tristram Coffin could have woven this story of the majestic Kennebec and the people who lived beside it, from the Popham Plantation in the early 1600s to the 1930s. His intimate knowledge of the Maine landscape, his love for ships and the men who sailed them, and his warm feeling for the people who farmed the Kennebec's banks enrich every page.

Charity Norman 5 Book Collection

She headed back to London, completed the drama course—imagine the courage that took!—then lived on acting and ... 'I suppose to Zoe he seemed an intriguing mix of back-street brawler and academic. His ancestors were Lithuanian Jews, ...

Author: Charity Norman

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781911630883

Category: Fiction

Page: 1456

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Freeing Grace: A tender and thought-provoking story exploring the sacrifices we make for family and what it takes to be a good parent. After the Fall: In the quiet of a New Zealand winter's night, a rescue helicopter is sent to airlift a five-year-old boy with severe internal injuries. He's fallen from the upstairs veranda of an isolated farmhouse, and his condition is critical. At first, Finn's fall looks like a horrible accident; after all, he's prone to sleepwalking. Only his frantic mother, Martha McNamara, knows how it happened. And she isn't telling. Not yet. Maybe not ever. The Son-in-Law: This is the story of Joseph, who killed his wife, Zoe. Of their three children who witnessed the event. Of Zoe's parents, Hannah and Frederick, who are bringing up the children and can't forgive or understand Joseph. The New Woman: What would you do if you found out that your husband, your father, your son - was not who you thought? Could you ever love him again? See You in September: It was supposed to be a short trip - a break in New Zealand before her best friend's wedding. But when Cassy waved goodbye to her parents, they never dreamed that it would be years before they'd see her again. A powerful story of family, faith - and finding yourself.

The Son in Law

'I suppose to Zoe he seemed an intriguing mix of back-street brawler and academic. His ancestors were Lithuanian Jews, apparently.' Lester nodded. 'Quite likely. Many did settle in that area, I believe.' 'Well, I think it appealed to ...

Author: Charity Norman

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781743317044

Category: Fiction

Page: 574

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On a sharp winter's morning, a man turns his back on prison. Joseph Scott has served his term. He's lost almost everything: his career as a teacher, his wife, the future he'd envisaged. All he has left are his three children but he is not allowed anywhere near them. This is the story of Joseph, who killed his wife, Zoe. Of their three children who witnessed the event. Of Zoe's parents, Hannah and Frederick, who are bringing up the children and can't forgive or understand Joseph. They slowly adjust to life without Zoe, until the day Joseph is released from prison...