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Those Who Ponder Proverbs
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Those Who Ponder Proverbs: Aphoristic Thinking and Biblical Literature

by James G. Williams

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9780907459033
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New, Bright + Tight. Shows minor shelf wear (see photos). Inscription signed by author. First paperback editionDrawing upon contemporary literary criticism and an appreciation of modern aphoristic thinking, James Williams views aphorism as both literary and conceptual, poetic and philosophical. His study illuminates central themes of order and counter-order in biblical wisdom- in Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) and the sayings of Jesus in Synoptic Gospels. (From back of book)James G. Williams was Professor of Religion, Syracuse University
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Cincinnatus: George Washington and the Enlightenment
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Cincinnatus: George Washington and the Enlightenment

by Gary Wills

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9780385175623
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0385175620
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NEW: Unread, Bright Pages, Tight Binding. DJ shows some shelf wear and age discoloration on inside edge of DJ (please view photos). "Gary Wills has made George Washington interesting again. By investigating the interest Washington's contemporaries had in him, and by playing that interest off against some of the perennial problems of political morality and the uses of power, Wills gives us a fresh perspective on our first President. [He] shows how Washington solved the problem of charismatic leadership by embodying the eighteenth-century Enlightenment idea: the creation of a revived classical republic. People responded to such leadership in verse, sermons, songs, paintings, and sculpture. This book differs from other historical studies of political power by its use of evidence from a wide range of sources. In Wills's hands art history becomes a new kind of political science. [He] finds forgotten messages in Parson Weems's account of Washington; he traces the use of classical images to… Read more
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