Crossing the Threshold of Hope

A great international bestseller, the book in which, on the eve of the millennium, Pope John Paul II brings to an accessible level the profoundest theological concerns of our lives.

Author: Pope John Paul II

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307764577

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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A great international bestseller, the book in which, on the eve of the millennium, Pope John Paul II brings to an accessible level the profoundest theological concerns of our lives. He goes to the heart of his personal beliefs and speaks with passion about the existence of God; about the dignity of man; about pain, suffering, and evil; about eternal life and the meaning of salvation; about hope; about the relationship of Christianity to other faits and that of Catholicism to other branches of the Christian faith.With the humility and generosity of spirit for which he is known, John Paul II speaks directly and forthrightly to all people. His message: Be not afraid!

Threshold

Following the success of The Wayfarer Redemption series, Sara Douglass brings us a beautifully crafted novel in Threshold, a standalone prequel to the Darkglass Mountain trilogy.

Author: Sara Douglass

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429911528

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Over the hot southern land of Ashdod looms the shadow of Threshold, a massive pyramid which the Magi of Ashdod are building to propel themselves into Infinity, a plane of existence that holds the promise of technological magics and supposedly unimaginable power. For decades, thousands of slaves have lost their lives in the construction of this edifice. Now that this construction is almost complete, the Magi need only to add the finishing touches, and they will let nothing stand in the way of achieving their desire. The Master of the Magi, a young and ambitious man, ready to do anything for power, sees the glassworker slave Tirzah as a plaything, a trifle to relieve the tensions of the day. He senses that under her placid façade Tirzah is hiding something, but try as he may to see beneath her surface, she remains an enigma. What he does not know is that her secret is the knowledge of forbidden magic. That she senses the inherent power in glass and can communicate with it-and that the glass in Threshold screams to her in pain. For it knows what neither Tirzah nor any of the Magi suspect. That something waits in Infinity, watching, biding its time, and when the final glass plate is laid and the capstone cemented in blood, it plans to use Threshold to step from Infinity into Ashdod... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Threshold Concepts in Practice

Crossing thresholds in academic reading. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 50(2), 191–201. Baillie, C., Bowden, J. A., & Meyer, J. H. F. (2012). Threshold capabilities: Threshold concepts and knowledge capability ...

Author: Ray Land

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463005128

Category: Education

Page: 362

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"Threshold Concepts in Practice brings together fifty researchers from sixteen countries and a wide variety of disciplines to analyse their teaching practice, and the learning experiences of their students, through the lens of the Threshold Concepts Framework. In any discipline, there are certain concepts – the ‘jewels in the curriculum’ – whose acquisition is akin to passing through a portal. Learners enter new conceptual (and often affective) territory. Previously inaccessible ways of thinking or practising come into view, without which they cannot progress, and which offer a transformed internal view of subject landscape, or even world view. These conceptual gateways are integrative, exposing the previously hidden interrelatedness of ideas, and are irreversible. However they frequently present troublesome knowledge and are often points at which students become stuck. Difficulty in understanding may leave the learner in a ‘liminal’ state of transition, a ‘betwixt and between’ space of knowing and not knowing, where understanding can approximate to a form of mimicry. Learners navigating such spaces report a sense of uncertainty, ambiguity, paradox, anxiety, even chaos. The liminal space may equally be one of awe and wonderment. Thresholds research identifies these spaces as key transformational points, crucial to the learner’s development but where they can oscillate and remain for considerable periods. These spaces require not only conceptual but ontological and discursive shifts. This volume, the fourth in a tetralogy on Threshold Concepts, discusses student experiences, and the curriculum interventions of their teachers, in a range of disciplines and professional practices including medicine, law, engineering, architecture and military education. Cover image: Detail from ‘Eve offering the apple to Adam in the Garden of Eden and the serpent’ c.1520–25. Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553). Bridgeman Images. All rights reserved.

Mark at the Threshold

Failure to step over the threshold is as fraught with meaning as the decision to respond positively to the crisis. Bakhtin maintains that in the threshold chronotope, “time is essentially instantaneous; it is as if it has no duration ...

Author: Geoff R. Webb

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047433613

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Drawing on the popular literature of the ancient world, this book offers a fresh look at issues surrounding Markan characterisation, and also calls for scholars to think more openly and flexibly about Markan genre.

Transforming Information Literacy Instruction Threshold concepts in theory and practice

concept literature provides many examples of researchers arriving at complementary conclusions about the threshold concepts for a field. So while we are all for good standards documents, the research that we do is not intended to be ...

Author: Amy R. Hofer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440841675

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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This book provides information literacy practitioners with a thorough exploration of how threshold concepts can be applied to information literacy, identifying the important elements and connections between each concept and relating theory to practical methods that can transform how librarians teach. • Provides an essential, foundational text on the theory behind the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy • Supplies librarians with the context to frame the work they do with information literacy in the same manner as faculty • Demonstrates how librarians sharing pedagogical approaches with faculty enable more cooperative projects, better faculty-librarian communication, and truly integrated librarian instruction

Benchmarking and Threshold Standards in Higher Education

17 Benchmarks and Threshold Standards - – A New Zealand Polytechnic's Perspective on the Approach Nick Zepke , Guyon Neutze , Linda Leach Benchmarks and threshold standards affect every part of our lives . New parents assume their ...

Author: Helen Smith

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0749430338

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This comprehensive book covers the rationales, operational issues and perspectives on benchmarking and standards in higher education from international viewpoints.

Kentucky Administrative Regulations Service

accountability index for the accountability cycle exceeds its threshold by one (1) point and if at least ten (10) percent of its novices, on average across the cognitive areas, move to apprentice or higher. Unless the school or district ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D01353358A

Category: Delegated legislation

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University at the Threshold

This profound book indicates a transformative path for human culture and civilization in the 21st century.

Author: Nigel Hoffmann

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855845831

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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‘Concern for the world today provides the impetus to ask of ourselves a profound question… how can our way of knowing, the very style of our thinking which informs our research and our teaching, come to express care, to reveal itself to be a deed and duty of care?’ Basing this practical study on the human quality of care for the world around us, Nigel Hoffmann takes us to a threshold beyond which lies a true science of living form. Care, he says, springs from the whole human being – the thinking, heart and will – and is implicit in the sci­entific method of conscious inner participation in nature that derives from the work of the poet and scientist Goethe. The Goethean approach – a living form that unites science and art – is not an alternative to contemporary science but complements it. Artistic practice, says Hoffmann, is a guide across the threshold and into the sphere of the living whole. But artistic sensibility can be raised to a higher possibility of itself, allowing us to discover the faculties of cognitive feeling and cognitive will. The author calls for a grounding in Goethean science for all students as a preliminary to their specialist and professional studies. He introduces us to the concept of the metamorphosis of the university – from the doctoral ideal to the ideal of the whole human being – and concludes with a case study of the economic sphere and capital using Goethean methodology. This profound book indicates a transformative path for human culture and civilization in the 21st century.

The Haunter of the Threshold

And then there are the horrible tentacles . . . Soon Hazel is thrown into a battle for her life that will test her sanity and sex drive. The sequel to H.P. Lovecraft's The Haunter of the Dark is Edward Lee's most pornographic novel to date!

Author: Edward Lee, Jr.

Publisher: Deadite Press

ISBN: 193638339X

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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How many fetishes can you name? . . . because Hazel Greene has them all and more. Others may find her rape fantasies and water sports off-putting but she doesn't care - she needs them. After a fight with her boyfriend, she gets just what she wants - a road trip with the very pregnant love of her life to the middle of nowhere. But there is something very wrong with this backwater town. Suicide notes, magic gems, and haunted cabins await her. Plus the woods are filled with monster, both human and otherworldly. And then there are the horrible tentacles . . . Soon Hazel is thrown into a battle for her life that will test her sanity and sex drive. The sequel to H.P. Lovecraft's The Haunter of the Dark is Edward Lee's most pornographic novel to date!

Threshold

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Author: Janet Morris

Publisher: Roc

ISBN: 0451450221

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Threshold Spaces

In addition to a balance that can generate an exciting space, there is also primarily the temporal sequence of experiencing determining. Threshold spaces are shown here in their role as a spatial agent: they receive and bid farewell.

Author: Till Boettger

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: 3038215872

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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What is a threshold space? A prelude, an intermediate space, a barrier? Inside or outside? The threshold space is all of these, usually even at the same time. He lives on the spatial ambivalence between opening and closing and at the same time creates the expectation of what is to come. Till Boettger has dealt in teaching and research projects closely with the architectural staging of arrival and reception. His book is a collection of exemplary phenomenological analyzes of spatial transitions in historical and modern cultural buildings by renowned architects. It also develops a methodology to optimize threshold rooms in all construction projects. In addition to a balance that can generate an exciting space, there is also primarily the temporal sequence of experiencing determining. Threshold spaces are shown here in their role as a spatial agent: they receive and bid farewell.

Introduction to Dramatherapy

Beginning with a history of dramatherapy, Salvo Pitruzzella goes on to examine the issues of identity, and the mediation between the internal and external worlds.

Author: Salvo Pitruzzella

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1583919759

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

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Beginning with a history of dramatherapy, Salvo Pitruzzella goes on to examine the issues of identity, and the mediation between the internal and external worlds.

Lucio Fontana

Moving beyond the slashed canvases for which he is renowned, this book takes a fresh look at Fontana’s innovations in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and installation art. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px ...

Author: Iria Candela

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9781588396822

Category: Art

Page: 236

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Lucio Fontana (1899–1968), a major figure of postwar European art, blurred numerous boundaries in his life and his work. Moving beyond the slashed canvases for which he is renowned, this book takes a fresh look at Fontana’s innovations in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and installation art. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana} Fontana was an important figure in both Italy and his native Argentina, where he pushed the painterly into the sculptural and redefined the relationship between mediums. Archival images of environments, public commissions, installations, and now-destroyed pieces accompany lavish illustrations of his work from 1930 to the late 1960s, providing a new approach to an artist who helped define the political, cultural, and technological thresholds of the mid-twentieth century.

Beyond the Threshold

These books tell the compelling stories of marginal characters, giving their stories moral authority while exploring their transformative possibilities.

Author: Hein Viljoen

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433100029

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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What happens when we cross a significant boundary? We step into an unsettling in-between zone, where we have to abandon accepted structures and truths. Yet this liminal zone can also open up possibilities for inner transformation, leading to the birth of a new sense of fellowship. Since 1994, South Africans have been experiencing the anxieties of old structures breaking down and of new ones being built - a process that South African authors have been powerfully representing and questioning. Beyond the Threshold analyzes the transformative powers of liminal states and hybridizing processes in literature. Its authors discuss a wide range of intriguing liminal characters, dangerous liminal situations, and unique transformations in recent books mainly from South Africa. These books tell the compelling stories of marginal characters, giving their stories moral authority while exploring their transformative possibilities.

Children on the Threshold in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

This book contends that child characters have taken on a critical representational role within Latin American cinema because of their position on the threshold between “nature” and “culture,” which converts them into a focus of, and ...

Author: Rachel Randall

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498555142

Category: History

Page: 284

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This book contends that child characters have taken on a critical representational role within Latin American cinema because of their position on the threshold between “nature” and “culture,” which converts them into a focus of, and a limit to, state or colonial biopower.

Near Threshold Computing

This book explores near-threshold computing (NTC), a design-space using techniques to run digital chips (processors) near the lowest possible voltage.

Author: Michael Hübner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319233895

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 100

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This book explores near-threshold computing (NTC), a design-space using techniques to run digital chips (processors) near the lowest possible voltage. Readers will be enabled with specific techniques to design chips that are extremely robust; tolerating variability and resilient against errors. Variability-aware voltage and frequency allocation schemes will be presented that will provide performance guarantees, when moving toward near-threshold manycore chips. · Provides an introduction to near-threshold computing, enabling reader with a variety of tools to face the challenges of the power/utilization wall; · Demonstrates how to design efficient voltage regulation, so that each region of the chip can operate at the most efficient voltage and frequency point; · Investigates how performance guarantees can be ensured when moving towards NTC manycores through variability-aware voltage and frequency allocation schemes.