By Jean-Pierre Torrell
"This is the advent to Thomas: proposing allthe recognized proof of his existence and paintings, tracing the topics of hiswriting out of his juvenilia, and following the impact of histhought within the years instantly after his death".
By Edwin S. Gaustad
Roger Williams chronicles the lifetime of some of the most striking forefathers in American historical past. a real progressive, this religious Puritan championed local American rights; wrote treatises on equivalent rights, flag desecration, and the separation of church and country; proven the 1st American cost in accordance with overall non secular toleration--and he lived greater than a century ahead of independence, whilst the United States used to be nonetheless an unlimited wasteland! Williams went directly to undertake grownup baptism and based the 1st Baptist church in the US. He turned president of Rhode Island colony in 1654, served as captain within the safeguard of windfall in the course of King Philip's battle, and persevered to jot down and pontificate passionately for non secular tolerance and local American rights until eventually his dying in 1683.
By Robert J. O'Connell
As a tender scholar in Paris, O'Connell was once first enamored of the exciting inventive imagery of Augustine's works. The imagery persevered to provoke him as his scholarship persevered. Now, after decades of study and relating to research at the subject, an intensive therapy of Augustine's snapshot clustersis printed during this quantity, Soundings in St. Augustine's mind's eye. That St. Augustine's writings are empowered by way of use of poetic imagery is of curiosity to readers of philosophy, theology, in addition to language. during this paintings, Augustine's imagery is used as a foundation to make clear a few of his inspiration which had formerly wondered the scholarly global. Soundings in St. Augustine's mind's eye is an primary addition to any philosophical library and a wealthy gift for all intrigued by way of his dramatic use of language and metaphor.
By Wendy Conklin
Benjamin Franklin was once a guy of many skills. His brain was once continually operating to fix things for the colonists either sooner than and after independence. Franklin used to be additionally a superb author, and he contributed to either the statement of Independence and the structure.
By Friedbert Pflüger
Das Leben Richard von Weizsäckers, aus persönlicher Nähe beschrieben
Richard von Weizsäcker hat als Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin und als Bundespräsident deutsche Geschichte geschrieben. In einem von Sympathie getragenen Porträt stellt sein Wegbegleiter und ehemaliger Mitarbeiter Friedbert Pflüger die prägenden Ereignisse und großen Themen im Leben des über alle Parteigrenzen hinweg hoch geachteten Politikers vor.
Bis heute ist Richard von Weizsäcker einer der beliebtesten und angesehensten deutschen Politiker. Als Regierender Bürgermeister des geteilten Berlins und danach als Bundespräsident, in dessen Amtszeit (1984 bis 1994) der Fall der Mauer und das Ende des Kalten Kriegs fielen, stand er lange Zeit im Mittelpunkt des deutsch-deutschen Geschehens. Wie kaum ein anderer Politiker hat Weizsäcker das Bild Deutschlands im Ausland geprägt und die deutsche und europäische Einigung begleitet und gestaltet.
Kenntnisreich porträtiert Friedbert Pflüger den Menschen und Politiker Richard von Weizsäcker, und er zeigt auf, used to be für den großen Staatsmann zu den Leitthemen seines Lebens wurde: die Auseinandersetzung mit der deutschen Vergangenheit, die Zusammengehörigkeit der Menschen in den beiden deutschen Staaten sowie die Kritik am Parteienstaat und die Überwindung der Politik- und Parteiverdrossenheit vieler Bürger.
By Christine L. Compston
In Earl Warren, Christine Compston examines how a guy with little judicial event grew to become one of many maximum splendid court docket leader justices within the background of the USA. A usual chief, Warren rose from a working-class youth to turn into governor of California earlier than he used to be appointed to the very best court docket. Warren had the braveness to make judgements that have been politically unpopular but constitutionally sound and morally correct, comparable to his first significant opinion Brown v. Board of Education, which desegregated faculties. by way of reading the lifetime of this remarkable pass judgement on, Earl Warren illuminates, with black-and-white pictures and illustrations all through, the struggles in the back of the most profound occasions of the 20 th century, together with international conflict II and the japanese internment, the civil rights flow, the felony safeguard revolution (i.e. Miranda V. Arizona), and the research of President Kennedy's assassination.
Oxford graphics are informative and insightful biographies of individuals whose lives formed their instances and proceed to persuade ours. in line with the newest scholarship, they draw seriously on fundamental assets, together with writings through and approximately their topics. each one ebook is illustrated with a wealth of pictures, files, memorabilia, framing the character and achievements of its topic opposed to the backdrop of history.
By David Burr
While Saint Francis of Assisi died in 1226, he left at the back of an order already suffering to take care of its id. because the Church known as upon Franciscans to be bishops, professors, and inquisitors, their kind of existence started to swap. a few within the order lamented this transformation and insisted on looking at the stern poverty practiced by means of Francis himself. Others have been extra open to compromise. through the years, this department advanced right into a actual rift, as those that argued for strict poverty have been marginalized in the order.
In this booklet, David Burr bargains the 1st entire historical past of the so-called non secular Franciscans, a protest stream in the Franciscan order. Burr exhibits that the move existed kind of as a faithful competition within the past due 13th century, yet through 1318 Pope John XXII and leaders of the order had mixed to strength it past the limits of legitimacy. At that time the unswerving competition changed into a heretical flow and recalcitrant friars have been despatched to the stake.
Although a lot has been written approximately person religious Franciscan leaders, there was no basic background of the stream due to the fact that 1932. Few individuals are outfitted to take on the voluminous documentary list and digest the sheer mass of analysis generated by means of Franciscan students within the final century. Burr, one of many world's major specialists at the Franciscans, has given us a e-book that may outline the sphere for future years.