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Ferguson, Duncan S.
A comprehensive survey, Biblical Hermeneutics covers the field with an openness of perspective. Ferguson's well-organized introduction is an impressive resource for understanding and performing the task of biblical interpretation. 220pp. N.B. Head and tail of spine slightly rubbed. Fading to spine and spine edge of covers. Corners slightly bumped.
SCM Press, 1987, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First British Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0334019060
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Inventory #29276
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Mohawk,John C.
Paradoxically, contemporary horrors like ethnic cleansing are deeply rooted in humanity's highest aspirations, which have given rise to countless similar upheavals and atrocities perpetrated over millennia. Although the ideals embodied in religion and philosophy are considered to be humanity's prime "civilising" force, religions that preach love have been used to justify bloody massacres, and utopian ideals have fomented intolerance and persecution of those who were perceived as obstacles to the realisation of an ideal society. John Mohawk, a distinguished Native American historian, examines this paradox and traces the role of utopian thinking as the rationale for religious wars, subjugation of indigenous peoples, genocide, enslavement, plunder, economic domination, and campaigns of world conquest from the time of the ancient Greeks. Mohawk examines the hidden dynamic within utopian thinking and the danger it poses when it is adopted by powerful groups who use it to serve their own interests. He points out that the danger lies not in the utopian ideal itself but in the parallel assumption that its followers are in possession of the only "truth" and are therefore justified in forcing their "better way of life" on other cultures or nations for the ultimate good of humanity. In a gripping historical narrative, Mohawk traces the impact of utopian thinking on the rise of Western culture in ancient Greece and Rome, the emergence of the Christian empire, and the holy wars of the Middle Ages. Showing how this mindset has shaped Western development, he makes it clear that the utopian legacy still influences contemporary social and political movements at home and abroad. Our greatest challenge is to find ways to defuse its harmful effects on cultures different from our own, while preserving our aspirations and personal ideals. Mohawk argues that only a pluralistic outlook can truly support peace and understanding among the peoples of the world. 287pp.
Clear Light Publishers, 1999, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1574160346
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Inventory #15335
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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Pearman, Hugh; Whalley, Andrew
The Eden Project is the largest plant enclosure in the world. Its biomes have captured imaginations worldwide and become the visual trademark of a destination that attracted two million visitors in its first year of opening. The biomes are the work of Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners, a practice with an international portfolio including the Waterloo International Terminal and Berlin Stock Exchange. The practice has won over 100 architectural awards for its projects, which are characterized by structural legibility and integrity. This book tells the story of Eden's conception, design and construction and looks to the future of this ever-evolving project. Its carefully chosen photographs and drawings reveal the virtuosity and sublime beauty of the structures, while an authoritative essay places them in the distinguished tradition of the glasshouse. Head and tail of spine and D/J spine slightly bumped. Slight dent to front D/J. Corners of D/J slightly rubbed.119pp.
Eden Project Books, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1903919150
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Inventory #22987
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.80 approx. - € 17.40 approx.)
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Frank, Erich
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. People's Bookshop sticker to front paste down. Corners and head and tail of spine slightly bumped. Rubbing and chipping to corners and edges of D/J with some loss. 209pp.
Oxford University Press, 1945, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Poor/Good/Price Clipped. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN:
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Inventory #29205
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.54 approx. - € 11.02 approx.)
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Gay, Peter
Previous owner's signature on ffep.685pp.Slight fading to spine.
W.W.Norton & Company, 1994, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0393312240
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Inventory #25601
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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