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Spreading The Word

Author : Simon Blackburn
ISBN : 9780198246510
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to many central aspects of the philosophy of language, among them representation, rule following, convention, intention and thought, realism, and particularly the substantial issues in the philosophy of truth and reference.

Spread The Word

Author : Ciaran Murtagh
ISBN : 0198308183
Genre : Communication
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Spread the Word explores the lives of William Caxton, Alexander Graham Bell and Tim Berners-Lee. They all found ways to help us communicate, spreading the word around the world. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does.

Spreading The Word Further

Author : Julie Fisher
ISBN : 9781843800477
Genre : Social sciences
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Getting research findings out to those who stand to benefit from them is now widely recognised as a crucial aspect of any research project. This book is a product of the second phase of a DFID-funded KaR project that is aimed at increasing the impact of research through improved dissemination of the research process and findings. It develops the ideas from phase one of the project ' Spreading the Word: Practical Guidelines for Research Dissemination Strategies'.

Spreading The Word

Author : Peter J. Wosh
ISBN : 0801429285
Genre : History
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Civil war, the completion of transcontinental railroads, rapid urbanization and industrialization, the rise of managerial capitalism, and new entanglements abroad rent the fabric of life in nineteenth-century America. Through all the turmoil, the American Bible Society thrived. This engaging book tells how a modest antebellum reform agency responded to cataclysmic social change and grew to be a nonprofit corporate bureaucracy that managed, among other projects, what was one of the largest publishing houses in the United States. Peter J. Wosh weaves a richly detailed narrative that places the Society's transformation within the cultural, racial, and religious landscape of its times. In the process, he offers keen insight into the processes of institutionalization, bureaucratization, professionalization, and community-building. Spreading the Word is also the story of people - from patrician New Yorkers who sat on the ABS governing board to shrewd young men-on-the-rise who served as Bible agents, from wealthy Quaker philanthropist Thomas Eddy, who conceived the ABS as part of a larger network of savings banks, penitentiaries, and other urban reforms, to poverty-stricken New Englander Simeon Calhoun, who discovered his mission in life selling Bibles and preaching salvation throughout Turkey and Lebanon. As Wosh journeys through venues as diverse as a clapboard Primitive Baptist meetinghouse in Kentucky and the spectacular five-story Bible House in New York City, he overturns traditional views of benevolence and reform. Drawing on the Society's previously unexplored archives and on other contemporary accounts, Wosh conveys the flavor - and the ironies - of organizational life. He illustrates how the ABS adapted its fund-raising strategies, financial structure, corporate organization, and technological infrastructure to meet rapidly changing national conditions, and he raises important questions about the nature of religion and reform in a market-oriented society.

Spreading The Word

Author : John Aitchison
ISBN : 0862437148
Genre : History
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The Welsh language and the 2001 census - an analysis of the state of the Welsh language at a crucial turning point in its long history.

Witness To Marvels

Author : Tony K. Stewart
ISBN : 9780520306332
Genre : Religion
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A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. There is a vast body of imaginal literature in Bengali that introduces fictional Sufi saints into the complex mythological world of Hindu gods and goddesses. Dating to the sixteenth century, the stories—pīr katha—are still widely read and performed today. The events that play out rival the fabulations of the Arabian Nights, which has led them to be dismissed as simplistic folktales, yet the work of these stories is profound: they provide fascinating insight into how Islam habituated itself into the cultural life of the Bangla-speaking world. In Witness to Marvels, Tony K. Stewart unearths the dazzling tales of Sufi saints to signal a bold new perspective on the subtle ways Islam assumed its distinctive form in Bengal.


Author : Judson Edwards
ISBN : 9781573125185
Genre : Religion
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Each chapter in the Acts Teaching Guide includes teaching options, a suggested worship outline for both a contemporary and traditional service, and approaches for leading discussions. The study examines biblical background, historical interpretation, as well as spiritual, ministerial, and theological themes. It also includes relevant lesson plans for children and youth.

Exporting The American Gospel

Author : Steve Brouwer
ISBN : 9781136672194
Genre : Social Science
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As the pressures of globalization are crushing local traditions, millions of uprooted people are buying into a new American salvation product. This fundamentalist Christianity, a fusion of American popular religion and politics, is one of the most significant cultural influences exported from the United States. With illuminating case studies based on extensive field research, Exporting the American Gospel demonstrates how Christian fundamentalism has taken hold in many nations in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Meditation On The Words Of Jesus In Matthew

Author : Norman Campbell
ISBN : 9781481784993
Genre : Religion
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I am the treasurer of Saint Anne and all Saints, Vauxhall, and have qualified for The Diocesan Certificate in Biblical and Theological Studies. My intention here is to outline what the words of Jesus evoke in me as an ordinary Christian. Having prayed before the task that was in front of me I hope I have some inspiring comments to make that will be instructive to fellow Christians and even unbelievers. The following verse of a favourite hymn, popular with many, hopefully may be applicable during the process of reading this book as Jesus is very much alive and present in my life generally. I heard the voice of Jesus say: 'Come unto me and rest; Lay down, Thou weary one, lay down Thy head upon my breast.' I came to Jesus as I was, Weary and worn and sad, I found in Him a resting-place, And He has made me glad. I hope my comments will result in a closer relationship of the reader with Jesus, and that the end result will be peace and hope for the future as Christians.

101 Ways To Promote Your Web Site

Author : Susan Sweeney
ISBN : 9781931644464
Genre : Business & Economics
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Increasing the chances of a website's success by boosting its ability to entice surfers to stop at the site, absorb what it offers, and return at a later date, this guide provides templates, checklists, and forms—as well as proven techniques such as using e-mail, links, and online advertising—to increase the number of initial users and repeat visitors to a website. Invaluable to entrepreneurs, small business owners, corporate marketing managers, and consultants seeking guidance to make their website successful, this resource is an important tool for those trying to maximize their Web promotion potential.

Critical Perspectives On World War I

Author : Tamra B. Orr
ISBN : 1404200649
Genre : History
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Presents a collection of primary source documents and articles written from the time of the war to the present.


Author : Jonah Berger
ISBN : 9781471111716
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why are some products and ideas talked about more than others? Why do some articles make the most emailed list? Why do some YouTube videos go viral? Word-of-mouth. Whether through face-to-face conversations, emails from friends, or online product reviews, the information and opinions we get from others have a strong impact on our own behaviour. Indeed, word-of-mouth generates more than two times the sales of paid advertising and is the primary factor behind 20-50% of all purchasing decisions.It is between 8.5 and 30 times more effective than traditional media.But want to know the best thing about word-of-mouth? It's available to everyone.Whether you're a Fortune 500 company trying to increase sales, a corner restaurant trying to raise awareness, a non-profit trying to fight obesity, or a newbie politician running for city council, word-of-mouth can help you succeed. And you don't have to have millions of dollars to spend on an advertising budget. You just have to get people to talk.The challenge, though, is how to do that. This book will show you how.

Goodnight Gavin I Love You

Author : Paula Peters & Matt Stahl
ISBN : 9781491863473
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Gavin was diagnosed with autism just after his second birthday. Ever since then it has been a roller coaster ride for his entire family. However, with every set back has come incredible triumphs for both Gavin and his entire family. If you are reading this book, you have an important role to play in helping children like Gavin. By spreading the word about autism and helping people to understand more about this disorder, then you will be helping to find the key that will eventually unlock the full potential of Gavin and the millions of children like him throughout the world. Reading this story is the first step in helping to spread the word, but by sharing this story with two other people you can help spread the word even faster. We need everyone to help us search for the key that unlocks the autistic mind and if everyone is looking, then we have a better chance of finding it. So, once you have searched for the key on every page of this story...please help us search for the key in real life. To learn more about autism and how you can help spread awareness, visit the GMan Foundation at https: //www.facebook.com/GManGroup or at their foundation's website at http: //www.gmanfoundation.com/home. You can also follow Paula's blog about her family's journey to understanding autism at http: //blogs.lowellsun.com/autism/.

What May Words Say ?

Author : Inge Leimberg
ISBN : 9781611470017
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'What may words say_?' contains a comprehensive and in many respects unconventional interpretation of The Merchant of Venice. The play's development of ideas is unfolded in a literary analysis that focuses on the poet's words in their philological, historical, and philosophical contexts.

The Oxford History Of Byzantium

Author : Cyril Mango
ISBN : 9780191500824
Genre : History
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The Oxford History of Byzantium is the only history to provide in concise form detailed coverage of Byzantium from its Roman beginnings to the fall of Constantinople and assimilation into the Turkish Empire. Lively essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of a distinctive civilization, covering the period from the fourth century to the mid-fifteenth century. The authors - all working at the cutting edge of their particular fields - outline the political history of the Byzantine state and bring to life the evolution of a colourful culture. In AD 324, the Emperor Constantine the Great chose Byzantion, an ancient Greek colony at the mouth of the Thracian Bosphorous, as his imperial residence. He renamed the place 'Constaninopolis nova Roma', 'Constantinople, the new Rome' and the city (modern Istanbul) became the Eastern capital of the later Roman empire. The new Rome outlived the old and Constantine's successors continued to regard themselves as the legitimate emperors of Rome, just as their subjects called themselves Romaioi, or Romans long after they had forgotten the Latin language. In the sixteenth century, Western humanists gave this eastern Roman empire ruled from Constantinople the epithet 'Byzantine'. Against a backdrop of stories of emperors, intrigues, battles, and bishops, this Oxford History uncovers the hidden mechanisms - economic, social, and demographic - that underlay the history of events. The authors explore everyday life in cities and villages, manufacture and trade, machinery of government, the church as an instrument of state, minorities, education, literary activity, beliefs and superstitions, monasticism, iconoclasm, the rise of Islam, and the fusion with Western, or Latin, culture. Byzantium linked the ancient and modern worlds, shaping traditions and handing down to both Eastern and Western civilization a vibrant legacy.

The Library Student Advisory Board

Author : Amy L. Deuink
ISBN : 9780786452903
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This is a practical guide written by two professionals with real-world experience establishing a library student advisory board. Penn State University’s Schuylkill campus library has such a board, operating beautifully. Different from traditional student advisory boards, the club at Penn State Schuylkill resembles a public library’s “friends” group. The activities of the club benefit not only the library and campus but the club members themselves. Just how much time, effort, and know-how is required to form a library student advisory board? Here is the answer. Useful advice is offered on how to get a club started, how to recruit new members and keep them active, the duties of the club advisor, basic “do’s and don’ts” of fundraising, and how to build a successful relationship between the club, the library director, and the library staff.

Becoming The Gospel

Author : Michael J. Gorman
ISBN : 9780802868848
Genre : Religion
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Russia And The World

Author : Natasha Kuhrt
ISBN : 9781317850366
Genre : Political Science
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This volume brings together analyses of key domestic, foreign and security policy issues during the Putin and Medvedev administrations. Indeed, the chapters demonstrate the extent to which domestic and foreign policy issues are inextricably linked, in particular in the domain of security, whether 'hard' or 'soft'. Internal debates regarding Russia's trajectory, including issues of national identity; economic modernisation, human rights and democracy, continue to be at the forefront of concern. Moreover, these debates are intimately connected to Russia's self-image and the image therefore, that it wishes to project in the wider world. The debates focus on Russia as 'energy superpower'; as one of the 'BRICS'; as an Eurasian landbridge, or a window on the Asia-Pacific. Such debates are a constant reminder of the uncertainty surrounding Russia's future path. This book expresses these uncertainties which range from the role of nuclear weapons and energy to critiques of Russia's approach to concepts such as sovereignty and self-determination; the fight against terrorism, insurgency, and the role of Islam within and without. Russia may have left the 'chaos' of the Yeltsin years behind but, as we move into 'Putin 3.0', the concerns of these chapters will remain critical both to Russia itself, and to Russia's relations with the wider world. This book was published as a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies.

Fast Approaching

Author : Lori O'Mel Hershey
ISBN : 9781452029894
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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What do today's headlines have to do with yesterday's Bible Prophecies? Could the prophets of old really foretell events that cover our news today? If you find yourself intrigued with events that surround us daily and wonder if there is a greater purpose then this book will give you the insight you need to understand today and prepare for tomorrow with great hope! Bible prophecy was not written centuries ago to scare or frighten us. Rather it was written to give us clues for understanding the world in which we live. Unfortunately Bible prophecy has gotten a bum rap. Too many times people have gotten wrapped up in the judgements of Revelations and failed to see that there is much more to discover in prophecy that doom. The prophetic scriptures, though understood individually, fit together like a puzzle. Focussing on one book or event in prophecy and refusing to piece it together with others limits understanding and clear insight. You don't have to be a Bible scholar to gain knowledge about the signs of our times. With Bible prophecy being fulfilled at such an incredible speed and all eyes on Israel and the Middle East now, more than ever, it is time to live life intentionally with our eyes on Jesus. Ezekiel predicted that Russia would be a major player during the last days. This generation has seen Russia Rise and Time Magazine even name Putin Man of the Year for 2007! Prophets of old wrote that there would be an increase in violence, marriage would come under attack, deception would be prevelant and moral decay would be evident. Even though it looks like things are falling a part you can be certain that things are simply falling into place...just as the scriptures said!

Beyond Revenge

Author : Godfrey Wray
ISBN : 9781465324955
Genre : Fiction
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Beyond Revenge is a compelling, complex story of a young woman betrayed by the man she loved. Its a riveting tale with its genesis in a quiet Amerindian village in Guyanas interior. Then it snakes its way to a stunningly dramatic conclusion, in the process embracing several genressuspense, romance, science fiction, and drama. In his fast-paced debut novel, Godfrey Wray captures the essence of storytelling and glues readers to their seats with the intriguing twists and turns that remind one of the more accomplished authors. Its a tale without the obligatory violence and mayhem that many writers in these times use to nauseating effect. A well-trained female officer in the Guyana Defence Force is sent on an international mission to New York. She is forced to abandon mission headquarters after learning of a plot to tamper with her brain cells. However, before she leaves the Big Apple, she is raped in a Brooklyn park by three men. Ruth Elizabeth Ferreira, a super athlete and scholar nurtured by a Catholic priest, exacts revenge on the three miscreants before returning to her South American homeland to deal with her duplicitous lover, who had engineered the conspiracy with his CIA counterparts. In this first book, the author displays a remarkable insight into the fiction world, skillfully embodying moving sequences based on human emotions. His racy style and refreshing narrative power immediately position him above the fray. This gale force is one the Caribbean and the wider world will be sure to welcome.

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