Download PDF Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1987-05-15 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a science fiction classic. Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever...
Download PDF Stranger in a Strange Land by George Prochnik and published by Granta Books. This book was released on 2017-03-23 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gershom Scholem, the great humanist thinker and founder of modern Kabbalah, is all but forgotten today. But here, in a biography as daring and inquisitive as its subject, George Prochnik goes in search of Scholem, restoring the reputation of a vital intellectual and finding in his work a vision with the power to reinvigorate contemporary religious and political thought. Tracing Scholem's life from his upbringing in Berlin, where he experienced a close and transformative friendship with Walter Benjamin, Prochnik reveals how Scholem's frustration with the bourgeois ideology of Germany during WWI led him to discover mystic Judaism, Kabbalah, and, finally, Zionism. But having emigrated to what was to become Israel, Scholem again found himself a 'stranger in a strange land', ill at ease with a prevailing conservative form of Zionism. Prochnik follows Scholem to the modern Holy Land - only to find that he too is disillusioned by the state politics he encounters. But through his profound study of Scholem and his own experience of Jerusalem, Prochnik not only questions the ideological and religious constructs of Jerusalem, but finds an ethical way forward, showing how a new form of pluralism might energize Jewish thought.
Download PDF Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2016-10-25 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A deluxe hardcover edition of the most famous science-fiction novel of all time—part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman Winner of the AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition A human raised on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith has just arrived on planet Earth. Among his people for the first time, he struggles to understand the social mores and prejudices of human nature that are so alien to him, while his own “psi” powers—including telepathy, clairvoyance, telekenesis, and teleportation—make him a type of messiah figure among humans. Stranger in a Strange Land grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a classic in a few short years. The story of the man from Mars who taught humankind grokking and water-sharing—and love—it is Robert A. Heinlein’s masterpiece. Penguin Galaxy Six of our greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, in dazzling collector-worthy hardcover editions, and featuring a series introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, Penguin Galaxy represents a constellation of achievement in visionary fiction, lighting the way toward our knowledge of the universe, and of ourselves. From historical legends to mythic futures, monuments of world-building to mind-bending dystopias, these touchstones of human invention and storytelling ingenuity have transported millions of readers to distant realms, and will continue for generations to chart the frontiers of the imagination. The Once and Future King by T. H. White Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein Dune by Frank Herbert 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin Neuromancer by William Gibson For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Download PDF The First Strange Place by Beth Bailey and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-12-04 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Just as World War I introduced Americans to Europe, making an indelible impression on thousands of farmboys who were changed forever “after they saw Paree,” so World War II was the beginning of America’s encounter with the East – an encounter whose effects are still being felt and absorbed. No single place was more symbolic of this initial encounter than Hawaii, the target of the first unforgettable Japanese attack on American forces, and, as the forward base and staging area for all military operations in the Pacific, the “first strange place” for close to a million soldiers, sailors, and marines on their way to the horrors of war. But as Beth Bailey and David Farber show in this evocative and timely book, Hawaii was also the first strange place on another kind of journey, toward the new American society that began to emerge in the postwar era. Unlike the largely rigid and static social order of prewar America, this was to be a highly mobile and volatile society of mixed racial and cultural influences, one above all in which women and minorities would increasingly demand and receive equal status. With consummate skill and sensitivity, Bailey and Farber show how these unprecedented changes were tested and explored in the highly charged environment of wartime Hawaii. Most of the hundreds of thousands of men and women whom war brought to Hawaii were expecting a Hollywood image of “paradise.” What they found instead was vastly different: a complex crucible in which radically diverse elements – social, racial, sexual – were mingled and transmuted in the heat and strain of war. Drawing on the rich and largely untapped reservoir of documents, diaries, memoirs, and interviews with men and women who were there, the authors vividly recreate the dense, lush, atmosphere of wartime Hawaii – an atmosphere that combined the familiar and exotic in a mixture that prefigured the special strangeness of American society today.
Download PDF The Stranger in Ancient and Mediaeval Jewish Tradition by Géza G. Xeravits and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2010-02-23 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume presents selected papers read at the first meeting of the Society for Jewish and Biblical Studies in Central Europe, in Piliscsaba, Hungary, 1–2 February, 2009, but does not publish the proceedings of this meeting (for a clarification see here). The papers investigate various aspects of the concept “Stranger” in Jewish tradition, from the Hebrew Bible to Mediaeval Jewish thought. The bulk of the material focuses on the Early Jewish literature, which mirrors an intensive interaction with the Hellenistic system of thought, and the development of concurring Jewish interpretations of traditional values and of identity.
Download PDF He Made Them Strangers and Blessed Them! by Lawrence Chima and published by Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2021-04-27 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a world that has drifted far away from the truth towards falsehood, this book has come to serve as compass to redirect humanity on the path of truth and a blessed future. In a world where hate, racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia have joined forces to contend with the spirit of love, integration and inclusion, this book has come to shine as a light in darkness to bring understanding to the simple-minded. In a world where divisiveness has become a norm, this book has come to remind us that the middle wall of partition had been broken down by Jesus Christ who had made all people one in him. This book is a compendium of the heartbeat of God on the subject of ‘Stranger hood' that has been greatly undermined in the past and in the present but is key to human progress "Bigotry dwarfs the soul by shutting out the truth" Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Download PDF God Is Stranger by Krish Kandiah and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-04-13 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What happens when God turns up? 'Has God become as familiar and forgettable as a fridge magnet? That's the danger Krish Kandiah faces up to in this wonderfully readable and very challenging book. Bible stories come to life as Krish tells them afresh, richly illustrated with personal experience and social relevance, and in each case the living God turns up - strange, dangerous, and, like Aslan, not safe but good.' CHRIS WRIGHT, LANGHAM PARTNERSHIP In an age of social and political uncertainty, Krish Kandiah turns to less familiar and more uncomfortable parts of the Bible to discover the true character of God - but be warned: he may be stranger than you think. Building on the challenges he explored in PARADOXOLOGY, Krish strips us of our comfortable assumptions and invites us to look afresh at God's character. When Abraham welcomes three men for dinner, he ends up pleading for the life of a city. When Jacob meets God by the river, they end up in a fight. And when two forlorn disciples meet a stranger on the road, their lives are turned upside down. GOD IS STRANGER challenges us to lay down our expectations of God and delight in the power that is proven by his very strangeness. 'Be warned: this book could seriously affect your view of yourself, of the world and of God - I highly recommend it to you!' PAULA GOODER, BIBLE SOCIETY 'An important and timely book from someone who lives out its message.' PETE GREIG, 24-7 PRAYER INTERNATIONAL
Download PDF I Was a Stranger by Jodi Mullen Fondell and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2019-08-06 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: I Was a Stranger will help you build empathy for the strangers and foreigners among you. Through personal experience and through the narratives of people who have moved to a foreign country for a variety of reasons, Jodi Mullen Fondell offers encouragement for churches desiring to be a place of welcome and embrace for those who often find themselves rejected by the broader society. Packed with tips on how to help your church navigate the road toward greater openness, this book offers advice on how to avoid the pitfalls that prevent churches from truly welcoming and embracing the stranger among them. Rev. Fondell gently guides readers in examining their own experiences of alienation in order to understand the profound disorientation that being a stranger in a strange land entails. This identification with the pain of being an outsider, she asserts, can move, motivate, and mobilize the church to live out God's calling to welcome in the stranger. As the body of Christ embraces the members we are tempted to exclude, a new level of joy and a taste of heaven await our congregations. Includes a small-group Bible-study guide for communities ready to grow in ministry and hospitality.
Download PDF Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger by David Simpson and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2013-01-15 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In our post-9/11 world, the figure of the stranger—the foreigner, the enemy, the unknown visitor—carries a particular urgency, and the force of language used to describe those who are “different” has become particularly strong. But arguments about the stranger are not unique to our time. In Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger, David Simpson locates the figure of the stranger and the rhetoric of strangeness in romanticism and places them in a tradition that extends from antiquity to today. Simpson shows that debates about strangers loomed large in the French Republic of the 1790s, resulting in heated discourse that weighed who was to be welcomed and who was to be proscribed as dangerous. Placing this debate in the context of classical, biblical, and other later writings, he identifies a persistent difficulty in controlling the play between the despised and the desired. He examines the stranger as found in the works of Coleridge, Austen, Scott, and Southey, as well as in depictions of the betrayals of hospitality in the literature of slavery and exploration—as in Mungo Park's Travels and Stedman's Narrative—and portrayals of strange women in de Staël, Rousseau, and Burney. Contributing to a rich strain of thinking about the stranger that includes interventions by Ricoeur and Derrida, Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger reveals the complex history of encounters with alien figures and our continued struggles with romantic concerns about the unknown.
Download PDF Fraught Intimacies by Nathan Rambukkana and published by UBC Press. This book was released on 2015-05-30 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adultery scandals involving politicians. Dating websites for married women and men. News reports on raids of polygamous communities. It seems that non-monogamy is everywhere: in popular culture, in the news, and before the courts. In Fraught Intimacies, Nathan Rambukkana delves into how polygamy, adultery, and polyamory are represented in the public sphere. His intricate analysis reveals how some forms of non-monogamy are tacitly accepted, even glamourized, while others are vilified and reviled. By questioning what this says about intimacy, power, and privilege, this book offers an innovative framework for understanding the status of non-monogamy in Western society.
Download PDF Encountering the Stranger by Leonard Grob and published by University of Washington Press. This book was released on 2013-01-03 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In an age when "collisions of faith" among the Abrahamic traditions continue to produce strife and violence that threatens the well-being of individuals and communities worldwide, the contributors to Encountering the Stranger--six Jewish, six Christian, and six Muslim scholars--takes responsibility to examine their traditions' understandings of the stranger, the "other," and to identify ways that can bridge divisions and create greater harmony.
Download PDF My Inaugural Address at the Great White Throne Judgment of the Dead by Alvin Miller and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 200? with total page 612 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An unusual perspective on current End Times events, as predicted in the Book of Revelation, including the Rapture and the Tribulation.
Download PDF Collected Travel Memoirs by John Muir and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-11-13 with total page 1049 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During his numerous travels across the North America John Muir left behind a several travel books and travel reports. In September 1867, Muir undertook a walk of about 1,000 miles from Indiana to Florida, which he recounted in his book A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf. He had no specific route chosen, except to go by the "wildest, leafiest, and least trodden way I could find. Upon coming to California Muir immediately left for a visit to Yosemite, a place he had only read about. His hiking journeys through the mountains, valleys,forests andglaciersof Sierra are vividly described in books My First Summer in the Sierra and The Mountains of California. Muir also made four trips to Alaska and he documented these experiences in books Travels in Alaska and The Cruise of the Corwin. Steep Trails is collection of Muir's papers written during his journeysover a period of twenty-nine years collected by William Frederic Badè. Table of Contents: A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf My First Summer in the Sierra The Mountains of California Travels in Alaska The Cruise of the Corwin Steep Trails John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountainsof California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization.
Download PDF Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature by R. Reginald and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2010-09 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.
Download PDF Diary of an Angry Targeted Individual by Renee Pittman and published by Mother's Love Publishing and Enterprises. This book was released on 2014-03-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The key to the success of weaponized beamed technology derived from the Electromagnetic Spectrum depends on several factors. One of the most successful is the strategic effort to discredit victims by applying the mental illness tag and hoping it will stick. For success, the use of anyone around victims, especially family members become crucial. Renee Pittman continues her mission of exposing the hidden evil today by pulling back the shroud of secrecy. This is not only done through the testimony of professionals and compiled open literature evidence but through her personal experiences and the testimony of victims both men, women, and even children, confirming legalized, ongoing human experimentation on steroids. In a diary-like setting, the author gives explicit details of her continued, day-to-day battle, to combat covert technological terrorism. She details the continued hope of many for justice system intervention and coping with the roadblocks faced as an inability to effectively litigate against a Goliath, in these cases, high-powered government agencies of the United States of America. Sadly, many attorneys will not touch these difficult to prove cases, due to the invisible beamed weapons being used. As a result, thousands of lives are being destroyed without recourse. However, to the dismay of those seeking to keep the widespread use of advanced psychotronic technology under wraps and its capabilities, Pittman details, not only its machination but also provides excellent examples of precise, heinous, manipulative techniques, for example, the creation of sexual deviance as well, as a means of controlling targets and even blackmailing into submission. With the focus on women, many report covert efforts to turn women into sex slaves by the men of depraved minds who are some of the more perverse at the helm of these advancements. The battle to bring the truth before the public continues with the assurance that the truth will ultimately prevail and inevitably always has!