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A Call To Action
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A Call To Action

By Jimmy Carter

This book is in good condition.The dust jacket is fair condition. There is significant wear on the front, back and spine of the dust jacket. There are also stains on the dust jacket as well as wear on the edges and bumping on the corners. The cover boards have a minimal amount of wear on all sides. There is little to no wear on the edges of the cover boards and slight bumping. The pages are beginning to yellow and tan, but are clear from any markings. "All the elements in this book concerning prejudice, discrimination, war, violence, distorted interpretations of religious texts, physical and mental abuse, poverty, and disease fall disproportionately on women and girls. I saw the ravages of racial prejudice as I grew up in the Deep South, when for a century the U.S. Supreme Court and all other political and social authorities accepted the premise that black people were, in some basic ways, inferior to white people. Even those in the dominant class who disagreed with the presumption remained relatively quiet and enjoyed the benefits of the prevailing system. Carefully selected Holy Scriptures were quoted to justify this discrimination in the name of God...." - Introduction from A Call To Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

$42.56

The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany
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The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany

By C. H. Talbot

This book is in good condition. There is some wear to the front, back and spine of the cover boards and also some staining. The edges of the cover boards are worn and the corners are bumped.The pages are yellowed and tanned but free of any markings. "The texts gathered together in the present volume provide a cross-section of the religious life of the eighth century difficult to parallel elsewhere. Two biographies of the archbishops who initiated the missionary enterprise on the Continent show how their labours transformed the face of Europe within the space of a single generation, whilst the life of one of their disciples illustrates how their work was continued. The correspondence of St. Boniface bring into closer focus the kind of difficulties they encountered and introduces us into the homely atmosphere of their friends, relatives, and well-wishers. Two further biographies, one of the abbot of the first monastery to be founded in Germany, the other of the abbess Leoba, give an illuminating picture of the beginnings of monastic life amidst barbarian surroundings and throw light on the characters and attainments of the men and women who embarked on this hazardous adventure. Finally, the description of Willibald's travels through Italy, the Greek archipelago and the Holy Land show the devotion, allied to a spirit of adventure, which animated these early pilgrims and missionaries. Bishops, priests, monks, nuns and simple clerics flit through these pages and tell us their unvarnished tale, which, slight though it may be in certain cases, deeply impresses by contrast with the grim background against which it unfold...." - General Introduction from The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany

$53.83

The Confessions Of Saint Augustine
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The Confessions Of Saint Augustine

By E. B. Pusey

This book is in very good condition. The cover boards have some wear on the front, back and spine.The edges have minimal wear and their is little to no bumping on the corners.The pages are crisp, clean, and just beginning to yellow and tan. The binding is tight and solid. The slip cover for this book is in good condition.There is definitely some wear on the front , back, top, bottom, and spine. The edges are also worn.There is a tear on the upper left hand corner, and a price marking on the pasted title. "St. Augustine (Aurelius Augustinus) was born in 354 A.D. at Thagaste in Numidia. His father was a pagan; his mother Monnica, as appears in these Confessions, was a devout Christian, and had a definite and lasting influence on her son. Augustine studied ant taught rhetoric at Thagaste, then taught at the University of Carthage, at Rome, and at Milan. While at Carthage he embraced the doctrine of the Manichaeans; but under the later influence of Bishop Ambrose in Milan, and after a long emotional and intellectual struggle, he was received into the Christian Church in 387. He then returned to Africa as a priest; and in 395 became Bishop of Hippo, a post he retained until his death in 430...." Note, The Confessions Of Saint Augustine

$10.38

Liberty Or Equality
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Liberty Or Equality

By Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

:This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front and back cover boards and the spine. The lettering is beginning to fade on the spine There is also minimal wear on the edges and slight bumping on the corners. The previous owners signature is written on the inside of the front cover board. There are marking on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanning, but the binding is tight and solid. There is a map missing from the book between pages 208 and 209. "This book is an essay in the narrowest sense of the term - an effort to throw some light on certain phases and aspects of the century-old struggle between the principles of freedom and those of equality, between the ideologies of liberalism and of democracy (in their classic sense, of course). It is obvious that this study cannot be exhaustive; nevertheless, the subjects of our analysis have not been chosen at random, but have been selected for special reasons." - Chapter 1: Definitions And Basic Principles, Liberty Or Equality: The Challenge of our Time

$23.37

My Journals and Sketchbooks
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My Journals and Sketchbooks

By Robinson Crusoe

This book is in good condition. The cover has some minimal wear and the corners are worn. The binding is tight and the pages inside are crisp, white and clean. This is an over-sized and heavy book that requires additional postage. "Today, the seventh May, 1684, I, Robinson Crusoe, once master and sole inhabitant of a lost island, here bring to an end my sketchbooks and my journal, in which for almost a quarter of a century I have told and pictured my strange adventures. May the story of my fortune set dreaming those who have the soul of a wanderer" - Robinson Crusoe

$13.77

The Habit Of Being
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The Habit Of Being

By Sally Fitzgerald

This book is in very good condition. It is an ex-library book and the dust cover is in plastic. The first page has a sticker attached from the library. The outside pages are stamped with the library name. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Special Award "I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self-portrait in words, to be found in her letters . . . There she stands, a phoenix risen from her own words: calm, slow, funny, courteous, both modest and very sure of herself, intense, sharply penetrating, devout but never pietistic, downright, occasionally fierce, and honest in a way that restores honor to the word."—Sally Fitzgerald, from the Introduction

$10.00