Author: Richard Beeman
Release Date: 2010-08-31
Genre: Political Science
What is the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court really allowed to do? This unique and handy guide includes the documents that guide our government, annotated with accessible explanations from one of America's most esteemed constitutional scholars. Known across the country for his appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Professor Richard Beeman is one of the nation's foremost experts on the United States Constitution. In this book, he has produced what every American should have: a compact, fully annotated copy of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and amendments, all in their entirety. A marvel of accessibility and erudition, the guide also features a history of the making of the Constitution with excerpts from The Federalist Papers and a look at crucial Supreme Court cases that reminds us that the meaning of many of the specific provisions of the Constitution has changed over time. "Excellent . . . valuable and judicious." -Jill Lepore, The New Yorker
Author: Oliver James
Publisher: America Star Books
Release Date: 2016-07-08
The perceptions and attitudes that exist today between the East and the West had their origins in former times and earlier civilizations but have been exacerbated by current day acts of hostility and the re-emergence of an intimidating ideology. This seemingly unending conflict is no longer confined to the Middle East but is now wreaking havoc on a good part of the western world, changing lifestyles and decimating economies. We are engaged in a war against terror without clearly understanding the enemy we face or the inspiration behind the zeal that drives people to bring harm to us—at any cost. Middle East Realities recounts the genesis of today’s conflict, reviews the histories and natures of the key players and explains those factors that drive their actions. This brief and easy-to-read book aims to leave the reader with an improved understanding of this debilitating and broadening concern that is growing increasingly perilous and ever intrusive.
Author: Lionel M. Moriah
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2011-07-13
Perhaps the most critical issue for healthy, growing churches is member care or life together, in keeping with the biblical emphasis on allalon--"one another." Member care demands that believers be passionately concerned for one another's spiritual welfare and physical and social well-being. This mutual care may be expressed in different ways, but they are always to be directed to the needs of the members of the body of Christ. That is the approach taken by the author of this book, which focuses on what may be construed as a negative subject--discipline. The hope is that a careful reading will reveal that Christian discipline, seen holistically, may be a most rewarding ministry, one that brings many benefits to healthy, growing churches as it nurtures loving relationships among people who care enough to speak the truth with love, as Jesus did.
There are two things good and that which must become good. Humanity does not understand this. Reality and pseudoreality. There is God, and there is man. If a man seeks truth, he must be eligible for the reception of truth. Mankind does not know this. Consequently, believing in the existence of truth, he assumes he is therefore able to perceive it. This is not in accordance with experience in our religions, but it continues to be believed, particularly by the four thousand religions on the earth that we follow blindly. The science of effecting a bridge between the inner and outer man has been rare, and for the most part forgotten, inevitably there are those that think their religion stands them in good stead and accept the truth of these lesser experiences and rituals when they worship. They are wrong. Gods heart lies only with the Sufis. A man cut down a tree one day. A Sufi who saw this taking place said, Look at this fresh branch, which is full of sap, happy because it does not yet know it has been cut off and ignorant of the damage that it has suffered. But it will know in due time. Meanwhile you cannot reason with it. This severance, this ignorancethese are the states of the leaders of religion, worshiping the ceremonies rather than God.