The Cambridge companion to C.S. Lewis by Robert MacSwain

By Robert MacSwain

A exceptional educational, influential Christian apologist, and best-selling writer of kid's literature, C. S. Lewis is a arguable and enigmatic determine who maintains to fascinate, fifty years after his demise. This significant other is the 1st finished single-volume examine written via a global group of students to survey Lewis's occupation as a literary historian, well known theologian, and inventive author. Twenty-one professional voices from Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, and Wheaton, between many different areas of studying, research Lewis's paintings from theological, philosophical, and literary views. a few chapters contemplate his expert contribution to fields corresponding to serious thought and highbrow background, whereas others investigate his perspectives on concerns together with ethical wisdom, gender, prayer, battle, love, affliction, and Scripture. the ultimate chapters examine his paintings as a author of fiction and poetry. unique in its technique and specified in its scope, this better half exhibits that C. S. Lewis was once even more than only the guy in the back of Narnia.

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Religious Reading: The Place of Reading in the Practice of by Paul J. Griffiths

By Paul J. Griffiths

What social stipulations and highbrow practices are beneficial to ensure that non secular cultures to flourish? Paul Griffiths reveals the reply in "religious examining" --- the type of interpreting within which a spiritual believer permits his brain to be provided and his center recommended through a sacred textual content, understood within the mild of an authoritative culture. He favorably contrasts the practices and pedagogies of conventional non secular cultures with these of our personal fragmented and secularized tradition and insists that spiritual examining will be preserved.

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Using Pop Culture to Teach Information Literacy: Methods to by Linda D. Behen

By Linda D. Behen

Building at the details wishes and the educational kind personal tastes of modern day highschool scholars, the writer builds a case for utilizing popular culture (TV exhibits, fads, and present expertise) to construct built-in details abilities classes for college students. Chapters contain a reason, a assessment of the present literature, and examples of devices of analysis incorporating pop culture and technology.

There is severe dialogue within the media approximately brand new formative years, the Echo Boomers, and their reference to know-how. Our highschool scholars let us know that they have got few nutrition with their households, that they wish their lecturers and their school's determination makers to hear them and take their rules heavily, and they use the little unfastened time they must seek advice from or quick message with their neighbors or to play games. writer and media critic Jon Katz says, know-how is early life tradition. those childrens are construction a revolution. know-how is a part of their ideology, their language, every little thing they do. construction at the info wishes and the educational type personal tastes of brand new highschool scholars, the writer builds a case for utilizing popular culture (TV exhibits, fads and present expertise) to construct built-in information-skills classes for college students. Chapters comprise a motive, a assessment of the present literature, and examples of devices of analysis incorporating pop culture and know-how. Grades 7-12.

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The Lord of the Rings 1954-2004: Scholarship in Honor of by Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull

By Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull

The 50th anniversary of the 1st booklet of The Lord of the jewelry, the significantly renowned and influential masterpiece of delusion via J.R.R. Tolkien, is well known in those twenty papers awarded on the Marquette collage Tolkien convention of 21-23 October 2004. they're released in honor of the past due Dr. Richard E. Blackwelder, who gave his vital Tolkien assortment to the Marquette college Libraries, lengthy an enormous heart for Tolkien examine. half the papers during this e-book specialise in The Lord of the jewelry, whereas others examine the bigger physique of Tolkien's achievements, as a author of fiction, a maker of language, and one of many prime philologists of his day. The individuals to The Lord of the jewelry, 1954-2004 comprise a who is who of students in Tolkien experiences: Douglas A. Anderson, David Bratman, Marjorie Burns, Jane probability, Michael D.C. Drout, Matthew A. Fisher, Verlyn Flieger, Mike Foster, John Garth, Wayne G. Hammond, Carl F. Hostetter, Sumner G. Hunnewell, John D. Rateliff, Christina Scull, T.A. Shippey, Arden R. Smith, Paul Edmund Thomas, Richard C. West, and Arne Zettersten. As preface, Charles B. Elston, former director of particular Collections and collage data, presents a memory of Dr. Blackwelder and his generosity to Marquette. lovers and scholars of Tolkien alike will locate those essays informative and pleasing.

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Tall, Dark & Dead (Garnet Lacey, Book 1) by Tate Hallaway

By Tate Hallaway

The line among magic and sanity is particularly thin.
That’s a part of why I, Garnet Lacey, hand over chilly turkey.
Never contact the stuff. No exceptions.

But magic is so addictive...and my internal Goddess Lilith is tough to withstand. in addition to, restraint isn’t effortless in case you deal with Wisconsin’s prime occult book shop, and get clients like Sebastian Von Traum—piercing brown eyes, a gorgeous accessory, and a killer physique in denim and black leather-based. the one factor lacking is an charisma. this means that he’s dead...

And that implies difficulty. i suppose I’m a sucker for it. The Vatican witch hunters are directly to us. My long-lost vampire ex has crawled out of the woodwork searching for motion. And Sebastian’s annoyed ex is stirring in her grave.

So what’s a lady to do if she’s scorching for a lifeless guy jogging? Run like hell—and take complete good thing about the nights...

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The Achievement of E M Forster by John Beer

By John Beer

A learn of Forster’s paintings which concentrates at the roots of his literary considering in past English Romanticism. The e-book treats Forster's paintings within the early brief tales, A Room with a View and the place Angels worry to Tread, The Longest trip, Howards finish and A Passage to India. It then discusses the alterations in Forster’s considering after the 1st international battle and the lasting characteristics of Forster’s paintings amidst decaying social team spirit and the lack of imaginitive imaginative and prescient.
Contents: 1 elements of a Novelist. other ways of interpreting Forster’s fiction. 2 The Earth and the celebs. Mythological components within the early brief tales. three From a View to a demise. Moments of imaginative and prescient and of ethical selection in A Room with a View and the place Angels worry to Tread. four Flame Boats on a flow. The initiation of younger males into wisdom of the holiness of the heart’s mind's eye within the Longest trip. five In kingdom Sleep. condo and tree as binding symbolic forces in Howards finish. 6 The timeless malicious program. The makes use of of destructive symbolism in A Passage to India. 7 Serving the area. The alterations in Forster’s pondering after the 1st international warfare and the impression of the second one. eight out and in of Time. The lasting features of Forster’s paintings amidst decaying social solidarity and the lack of ingenious vision.

John Beer is celebrated for his paintings on English Romantic literature. He has lectured in India and the U.S.A. in addition to at Manchester and Cambridge, the place he's now Emeritus Professor of English Literature and Fellow of Peterhouse. His books comprise Coleridge the Visionary, Coleridge's Poetic Intelligence, Blake's Humanism, Blake's Visionary Universe, Wordsworth and the Human middle, Wordsworth in Time, wondering Romanticism (ed.), Romantic awareness: Blake to Mary Shelley, Post-Romantic realization: Dickens to Sylvia Plath, Romantic impacts and William Blake: A Literary Life.

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Science fiction : the 100 best novels : an English-language by David Pringle

By David Pringle

Summaries and experiences of 1 hundred landmarks of technological know-how fiction writing, prepared inchronological order.

summary: Summaries and experiences of 1 hundred landmarks of technological know-how fiction writing, prepared inchronological order

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