Forging In The World

✏Book Title : Christianity the First 400 Years
✏Author : Jonathan Hill
✏Publisher : Lion Books
✏Release Date : 2013-09-20
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 9780745956312
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Christianity the First 400 Years Book Summary : The first 400 years after the death of Christ saw huge developments and changes in the emerging faith. Christianity spread from Jerusalem to much of the known world; it became the official religion of the British empire; its key texts were written and its core ideas and beliefs were shaped and formalized. Much of this happened under huge pressure, from both within and without. Jonathan Hill charts the fascinating history of this crucial period in the development of Christianity. He shows how and why certain ideas triumphed over others; introduces the key figures, both within the faith and among its opponents, and their intellectual struggles; covers the main battles, often bitterly fought, both of ideas and of weapons; describes the lives of ordinary Christians and their worship and how each influenced the other. Occassionally murky, often thrilling and always compelling, the story Hill tells recounts the ways in which a new religion - centred on a single man executed in the Roman Middle East - first struggled, and then spread, to become the dominant belief system of the world.

✏Book Title : The Crucible of Christianity
✏Author : Jonathan Hill
✏Publisher : Lion Books
✏Release Date : 2010
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 0745953336
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Crucible of Christianity Book Summary : Today Christianity is the largest religion in the world, its influence felt in every corner of the globe. But where did this religion come from? How did it take shape and formulate its beliefs? This enthralling book takes us back to the beginnings, setting us in the world of the Roman Empire and assessing the dominant philosophies of the time. How was the New Testament written and determined? How, after the first century AD, did Christianity set out on the road to an intellectually coherent account of its faith? How did it relate to the other main religion that grew up at the same time - Gnosticism. In The Crucible of Christianity, we see the battle lines drawn and understand how notions of orthodoxy and heresy emerged. We meet the key thinkers who forged Christianity out of the crucible of dispute and conflict.

✏Book Title : Islamic European Expansion
✏Author : Michael Adas
✏Publisher : Temple University Press
✏Release Date : 1993
✏Pages : 379
✏ISBN : 1566390680
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Islamic European Expansion Book Summary : This volume of essays makes available the essential background information and methods for effective teaching and writing on cross-cultural history. The contributors--some of the most distinguished writers of global and comparative history--chart the advances in understanding in their fields of concentration, revealing both specific findings and broad patterns that have emerged. The cover image, "The Arrival of the Dutch at Patane," from Theodore de Bry, India Orientals, Part VIII (Frankfurt: W. Richteri, 1607) depicts the two key phases of global history that are covered by the essays. Muslim inhabitants of the town of Patane on the Malayan peninsula warily confront a Dutch landing party whose bearing suggests that it is engaged in yet another episode in the saga of European overseas exploration and discovery. The presence of the Muslims in Malaya reflects an earlier process of expansion that saw Islamic civilization spread from Spain and Morocco in the west to the Philippines in the east in the millennium between the 7th and 17th centuries. The Dutch came by sea to an area on the coastal and island fringes of Asia, the one zone where their warships gave them a decisive edge in this era. The citizens of Patane had good reason to distrust the European intruders, since the Portuguese who had preceded the Dutch had used force whenever possible to control the formerly peaceful trade in the region and often to persecute Muslim Peoples. Author note: Michael Adas is Abraham Voorhees Professor of History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He is currently editor of the American Historical Association's series on Global and Comparative History and co-editor of the Cambridge University Press series on "Studies in Comparative World History." He has published numerous articles and books, including most recently (with Peter Stearns and Stuart Schwartz) World Civilization: The Global Experience (1992) and Turbulent Passage: A Global History of the Twentieth Century (1993).

📒Forging A Real World Faith ✍ Gordon MacDonald

✏Book Title : Forging a Real World Faith
✏Author : Gordon MacDonald
✏Publisher : Oliver-Nelson Books
✏Release Date : 1989
✏Pages : 222
✏ISBN : 0840790163
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Forging a Real World Faith Book Summary : Argues that Christian faith can help us face the problems of the real world, and looks at the internal and external challenges of life

📒Forging The World ✍ Alister Miskimmon

✏Book Title : Forging the World
✏Author : Alister Miskimmon
✏Publisher : University of Michigan Press
✏Release Date : 2017-01-16
✏Pages : 352
✏ISBN : 0472130218
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Forging the World Book Summary : Forging the World brings together leading scholars in International Relations (IR) and Communication Studies to investigate how, when, and why strategic narratives shape the structure, politics, and policies of the global system. Put simply, strategic narratives are tools that political actors employ to promote their interests, values, and aspirations for the international order by managing expectations and altering the discursive environment. These narratives define “who we are” and “what kind of world order we want.”

📒The Forging Of Races ✍ Colin Kidd

✏Book Title : The Forging of Races
✏Author : Colin Kidd
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2006-09-07
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 9781139457538
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Forging of Races Book Summary : This book revolutionises our understanding of race. Building upon the insight that races are products of culture rather than biology, Colin Kidd demonstrates that the Bible - the key text in Western culture - has left a vivid imprint on modern racial theories and prejudices. Fixing his attention on the changing relationship between race and theology in the Protestant Atlantic world between 1600 and 2000 Kidd shows that, while the Bible itself is colour-blind, its interpreters have imported racial significance into the scriptures. Kidd's study probes the theological anxieties which lurked behind the confident facade of of white racial supremacy in the age of empire and race slavery, as well as the ways in which racialist ideas left their mark upon new forms of religiosity. This is essential reading for anyone interested in the histories of race or religion.

📒Women Scientists In America ✍ Margaret W. Rossiter

✏Book Title : Women Scientists in America
✏Author : Margaret W. Rossiter
✏Publisher : JHU Press
✏Release Date : 2012-02-21
✏Pages : 426
✏ISBN : 9781421402338
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Women Scientists in America Book Summary : The third volume of Margaret W. Rossiter’s landmark survey of the history of American women scientists focuses on their pioneering efforts and contributions from 1972 to the present. Central to this story are the struggles and successes of women scientists in the era of affirmative action. Scores of previously isolated women scientists were suddenly energized to do things they had rarely, if ever, done before—form organizations and recruit new members, start rosters and projects, put out newsletters, confront authorities, and even fight (and win) lawsuits. Rossiter follows the major activities of these groups in several fields—from engineering to the physical, biological, and social sciences—and their campaigns to raise consciousness, see legislation enforced, lobby for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, and serve as watchdogs of the media. This comprehensive volume also covers the changing employment circumstances in the federal government, academia, industry, and the nonprofit sector and discusses contemporary battles to increase the number of women members of the National Academy of Science and women presidents of scientific societies. In writing this book, Rossiter mined nearly one hundred previously unexamined archival collections and more than fifty oral histories. With the thoroughness and resourcefulness that characterize the earlier volumes, she recounts the rich history of the courageous and resolute women determined to realize their scientific ambitions.

📒Forging The Modern World ✍ James Hugh Carter

✏Book Title : Forging the Modern World
✏Author : James Hugh Carter
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
✏Release Date : 2018-07-16
✏Pages : 432
✏ISBN : 0190901896
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Forging the Modern World Book Summary : Forging the Modern World offers an accessible explanation of key transformations in global economic, political, and ideological relationships since the sixteenth century. Examining global history by exploring the ways historians construct the past, this text will help students reflect on howsources, methodologies, and trends shape how we perceive history.

✏Book Title : Forging a British World of Trade
✏Author : David Thackeray
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2019-01-31
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 9780192548672
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Forging a British World of Trade Book Summary : Brexit is likely to lead to the largest shift in Britain's economic orientation in living memory. Some have argued that leaving the EU will enable Britain to revive markets in Commonwealth countries with which it has long-standing historical ties. Their opponents maintain that such claims are based on forms of imperial nostalgia which ignore the often uncomfortable historical trade relations between Britain and these countries, as well as the UK's historical role as a global, rather than chiefly imperial, economy. Forging a British World of Trade explores how efforts to promote a 'British World' system, centred on promoting trade between Britain and the Dominions, grew and declined in influence between the 1880s and 1970s. At the beginning of the twentieth century many people from London, to Sydney, Auckland, and Toronto considered themselves to belong to culturally British nations. British politicians and business leaders invested significant resources in promoting trade with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa out of a perception that these were great markets of the future. However, ideas about promoting trade between 'British' peoples were racially exclusive. From the 1920s onwards, colonized and decolonizing populations questioned and challenged the basis of British World networks, making use of alternative forms of international collaboration promoted firstly by the League of Nations, and then by the United Nations. Schemes for imperial collaboration amongst ethnically 'British' peoples were hollowed out by the actions of a variety of political and business leaders across Asia and Africa who reshaped the functions and identity of the Commonwealth.

✏Book Title : The EU and the European Security Strategy
✏Author : Sven Biscop
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2007-09-12
✏Pages : 224
✏ISBN : 9781134162857
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The EU and the European Security Strategy Book Summary : The European Security Strategy (ESS) has become an important reference framework for the EU since its inception in 2003. Without strategy an actor can only really be a ‘reactor’ to events and developments. In the ESS the EU now has a strategy, with which it has the potential of shifting boundaries and shaping the World. This volume explores this statement and examines the underlying concepts and implementation of the ESS as a judging tool of all the European Union’s external actions. Contributors, closely involved in the early debate leading up to the ESS, assess questions such as how the strategy has shaped EU policy, how it relates to existing policies but also how it has added value to these policies and whether the strategy’s objectives are sufficient to safeguard EU interests or whether they should be reviewed and added too. The outline of the strategy itself is followed; addressing its historical and conceptual context, the threat assessment, the multilateral and regional policies of the EU, its military capabilities and its strategic partnerships. This book offers a comprehensive vision of how the EU can achieve the ambitious objectives of the European Security Strategy and become an effective global actor as the strategy helps to forge a global Europe. The EU and the European Security Strategy will be of great interest to students and researchers of European politics and security studies.