The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible

Author: Robert J. Hutchinson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596985429

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 4552

In the beginning, the Bible was regarded as the “Good Book,” but today it is under relentless attack from left wing audiences, novelists, and screenwriters to justify their own political agendas. But fear not: award-winning religious journalist Robert J. Hutchinson refutes the mockers, skeptics, and deniers in his new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible. Using historical evidence and thorough analysis, Hutchinson not only proves the Bible to be true (and the liberal Left wrong), but also takes the truth one step further–showing how the Bible built and shaped Western civilization. The Bible is the source for the Western ideas of justice, science, and democracy, Hutchinson argues, and without it, Western civilization would not exist.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Christianity

Author: Michael P. Foley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162157539X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 6441

You think you know about Christianity, but did you know... God likes "organized religion"; it's clear from both the New and Old Testaments Christians have always believed that men and women are equal The correct pronoun for angels is "he" Science was stillborn everywhere outside the Christian West Christianity, which first taught the world to value victims, is now the victim of a victimhood culture Many "miracles" are actually historical facts Famous atheists haven't been disinterested seekers of truth, but indiviudals with "issues" of their own Planned Parenthood kills more people every six days than the Spanish Inquisition killed in 350 years Michael Foley is an associate professor of patristics in the Great Texts Program at Baylor University. He is also the author of Drinking with the Saints: The Sinner's Guide to a Holy Happy Hour.

Grover's Politically Incorrect Guide to the Christian Holy Bible and the Crusades

Sermon on the Mount

Author: Grover Ingram

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781434371560

Category: Religion

Page: 116

View: 9164

In Medio Ecclesiae is a collection of essays by faculty members of the Aquinas Institute of Theology to honor Fr. Benedict M. Ashley, O.P. on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Fr. Ashley has been intimately associated with the Aquinas Institute for over 60 years--as student, professor, president, and professor emeritus. The essays offer reflections on biblical studies, Catholic spirituality, Dominican history, liturgical studies, and inter-religious dialogue.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to White Guilt

A Biblical Guide to White Guilt, Political Correctness, the Search for Truth, and the Reasons Underlying the Development of Nations

Author: Anthony G. Tainton,Jonathan Carl Murphy

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781449906931

Category: Religion

Page: 366

View: 3942

When, in 1992, some people wanted to celebrate the 500th year of the 1492 discovery of America by Columbus, the U.S. National Council of Churches responded by condemning the arrival of whites in America as “an invasion and colonization with legalized occupation, genocide, economic exploitation and … racism”, and some church leaders called for “a year of repentance and reflection rather than a year of celebration.”In stark contrast, the Christian's holy writ, the bible, is embarrassingly blunt In its support of colonialism and expropriation. It makes rash promises “to drive out nations, mightier than you, and to give you their land as an inheritance” (Deut 4:38). It also condones slavery and admonishes slaves to “count their own masters worthy of all honor” (1 Tim 6:1).The bible then goes on to assure its adherents that “those who trust in Christ will never be put to shame” (Rom 9:22), and that Christian believers “will refute every tongue that accuses them” (Isa 54:17). Refute every accusation? It's got to be kidding right? All the way from the National Council of Churches on down, not only Christians but the entire Western world is beset on every side with unanswerable accusations of having plundered the planet. The Third World lets us know in no uncertain terms that the very reason we are rich is because they are poor. We moved in uninvited, and raped continents, stole their assets and impoverished the legal inhabitants, denying them of their sacred right to prosper on their own. What can we say? It's all true; we did colonize the world and we did place millions in slavery, which anyone will tell you is a defacto no no right?Never be put to shame? Isn't the truth so very different. We sit with our mouths full of teeth, and shift our weight from one foot to the other as we buckle under the barrage of accusations declaring our guilt. We squirm at being caught with both hands still in the cookie jar. So just what was it those bible writers were smoking? How do we reconcile patent biblical arrogance on the one hand, with present day naked facts on the other? Do we just try to ignore and gloss over the incriminatingly rash remarks, or do we face up to them bravely and confess that quite obviously “mistakes were made” with the script, and are simply a product of the culture of that ancient time and hence best disregarded. But if this is so, what about the idea that the bible does not contain mistakes, and is good for application to all cultures at all times? It's a nettle that has stared us in the face for hundreds of years, and it has been too prickly to grasp or explain away in all that time. How do you feel about being Christian and white and rich and guilty? Would you like to have the answers to this dilemma so as to be able to feel proud about being a Christian and proud of the bible you believe in? Wouldn't it be nice to heave a sigh of relief and be able to say “Ahah! At last. The answer. At last, a logical and rational explanation that reconciles two deeply antithethical issues. Finally, an end to the loose ends, an end to the pieces that simply don't fit, and at last an end to the knot in my gut.” And even better, the solution gives no cause for offence to the have-nots. There is no arrogant suppression of the facts that disregards the interests of any party. There is no racism. Read this book. In plain and simple language, it will put all the answers in your hands.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades)

Author: Robert Spencer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596980338

Category: Religion

Page: 270

View: 5769

"The courageous Robert Spencer busts myths and tells truths about jihadists that no one else will tell." -- Michelle Malkin, bestselling author and columnist While many choose to simply blame the West for provoking terrorists, Robert Spencer’s new book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)™ reveals why it is time to ignore political correctness and identify the enemy, if we hope to ever defeat them. In a fast-paced, politically incorrect tour of Islamic teachings and Crusades history, Spencer reveals the roots of Islamic violence and hatred. Spencer refutes the myths popularized by left-wing academics and Islamic apologists who justify their political agendas with contrived historical “facts.” Exposing myth after myth, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)™ tackles Islam’s institutionalized mistreatment of non-Muslims, the stifling effect Islam has on science and free inquiry, the ghastly lure of Islam’s X-rated Paradise for suicide bombers and jihad terrorists, the brutal Islamic conquests of the Christian lands of the Middle East and North Africa, and more. In The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)™, you will learn: How Muhammad did not teach “peace and tolerance”—instead he led armies and ordered the assassination of his enemies Why American Muslim groups and left-wing academics are engaged in a huge cover-up of Islamic doctrine and historyHow today’s jihad terrorists following the Qur’an’s command to make war on Jews and Christians have the same motives and goals as the Muslims who fought the Crusaders Why the Crusades were not acts of unprovoked aggression by Europe against the Islamic world, but a delayed response to centuries of Muslim aggression What must be done today—from reading the Qur’an to reclassifying Muslim organizations—in order to defeat jihad terrorists

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes

Author: Brion McClanahan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596988061

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 2729

As presidential candidates sling dirt at each other, America desperately needs a few real heroes. Tragically, liberal historians and educators have virtually erased traditional American heroes from history. According to the Left, the Founding Fathers were not noble architects of America, but selfish demagogues. And self–made entrepreneurs like Rockefeller were robber–barons and corporate polluters. Instead of honoring great men from America’s past, kids today now idolize rock stars, pro athletes and Hollywood celebrities. In his new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Real American Heroes, author Brion McClanahan rescues the legendary deeds of the greatest Americans and shows why we ought to venerate heroes like Captain John Smith, adventurer Daniel Boone, General Robert E. Lee and many more. The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Real American Heroes not only resuscitates America’s forgotten heroes, but sheds light on the Left’s most cherished figures, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Kennedys. With biting wit and devastating detail, McClanahan strikes back against the multicultural narrative peddled by liberal historians who make heroes out of pop culture icons and corrupt politicians. In America’s hour of peril, McClanahan’s book is a timely and entertaining call to remember the heritage of this great nation and the heroes who built it.

The Politically Incorrect Wife

God's Plan for Marriage Still Works Today

Author: Connie Grigsby,Nancy Cobb

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307568814

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 2323

Just what is a politically incorrect wife? She is a woman who is married to her husband and not to popular American culture. The politically incorrect wife does not buy into the stifling modern-day thinking that says, "Look out for number one. Treat your husband no better than he treats you." Instead, she cultivates a joyful marriage using transformational spiritual principles. As formerly politically correct wives with miserable marriages, popular speakers and authors Nancy Cobb and Connie Grigsby lead readers confidently beyond the picket lines of the politically correct -- into a warm, rewarding marriage. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Hunting

Author: Frank Miniter

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 1596985216

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 269

View: 8542

A hunter defends the ethical aspects of hunting, discussing why hunting is necessary, how it works to conserve certain groups of animals, why environmentalists support hunting, and how hunting is statistically less dangerous than sports.

The Secular Outlook

In Defense of Moral and Political Secularism

Author: Paul Cliteur

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390445

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

View: 1176

The Secular Outlook: In Defense of Moral and Political Secularism shows how people can live together and overcome the challenge of religious terrorism by adopting a "secular outlook" on life and politics. Shows how secularism can answer the problem of religious terrorism Provides new perspectives on how religious minorities can be integrated into liberal democracies Reveals how secularism has gained a new political and moral significance. Also examines such topics as atheism, religious criticism and free speech

Mystery of the Magi

The Quest to Identify the Three Wise Men

Author: Dwight Longenecker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621576566

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9577

"How utterly refreshing and encouraging to read Fr. Longenecker's extraordinary ruminations on something we all thought we understood, and obviously hardly begin to understand, until now. That he has dug so deep—so we can see things we have never seen before—is a testament both to his archaeological implacability and genius and to the happy fact that God has hidden endless treasures in the Scriptures for our benefit. —Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Martin Luther Modern biblical scholars tend to dismiss the Christmas story of the “wise men from the East” as pious legend. Matthew’s gospel offers few details, but imaginative Christians filled out the story early on, giving us the three kings guided by a magical star who join the adoring shepherds in every Christmas crèche. For many scholars, then, there is no reason to take the gospel story seriously. But are they right? Are the wise men no more than a poetic fancy? In an astonishing feat of detective work, Dwight Longenecker makes a powerful case that the visit of the Magi to Bethlehem really happened. Piecing together the evidence from biblical studies, history, archeology, and astronomy, he goes further, uncovering where they came from, why they came, and what might have happened to them after eluding the murderous King Herod. In the process, he provides a new and fascinating view of the time and place in which Jesus Christ chose to enter the world. The evidence is clear and compelling. The mysterious Magi from the East were in all likelihood astrologers and counselors from the court of the Nabatean king at Petra, where the Hebrew messianic prophecies were well known. The “star” that inspired their journey was a particular planetary alignment—confirmed by computer models—that in the astrological lore of the time portended the birth of a Jewish king. The visitors whose arrival troubled Herod “and all Jerusalem with him” may not have been the turbaned oriental kings of the Christmas carol, but they were real, and by demonstrating that the wise men were no fairy tale, Mystery of the Magi demands a new level of respect for the historical claims of the gospel.

Starke Väter, starke Töchter

Wie Töchter von ihren Vätern geprägt werden

Author: Meg Meeker

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864157498

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 7365

In einer zunehmend komplexeren Welt ist es für Eltern nicht immer einfach, eine starke, dauerhafte Bindung zu ihren Kindern aufzubauen. Ganz besonders gilt das für die Beziehung von Vätern zu ihren Töchtern. Dabei erklärt Dr. Meg Meeker, die über mehr als 20 Jahre Berufserfahrung in der Behandlung von Kindern verfügt, in diesem wertvollen Buch, wie wichtig gerade das Verhältnis von Vätern und Töchtern ist. Denn um eine starke, selbstbewusste Frau zu werden, braucht jedes Mädchen die Aufmerksamkeit, den Schutz, den Mut und die Weisheit seines Vaters. Meg Meeker verrät die 10 Geheimnisse, die die Beziehung von Vätern und Töchtern einzigartig machen und den Mädchen den bestmöglichen Sprung ins Leben ermöglichen. Aus dem Buch: - Die essentiellen Tugenden, die ein Vater haben sollte, und wie man sie entwickelt - Was Töchter von Vätern über Selbstrespekt lernen können - Die Wichtigkeit von Grundregeln - Wie wichtig es ist, ein Held für seine Tochter zu sein - Die größten Fehler, die Väter machen können - Wie Stiefväter die Rolle übernehmen können

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism And Intelligent Design

Author: Jonathan Wells

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 1596980133

Category: Science

Page: 273

View: 8471

A non-technical analysis of the controversial culture war over Darwin versus intelligent design states that there is no irrefutable evidence supporting Darwinism, argues that Darwin-based theories that are taught in school are not fact-based, and reveals how scientists at major universities believe in intelligent design. Original.

A Religion of Peace?

Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn't

Author: Robert Spencer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596985356

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 2119

Christianity or Islam: which is the real "religion of peace"? Almost any liberal pundit will tell you that there's a religion bent on destroying our Constitution, stripping us of our liberties, and imposing religious rule on the U.S. And that religion is . . .Christianity! About Islam, however, the Left is silent--except to claim a moral equivalence between the two: if Islam has terrorists today, that's nothing compared to the Crusades, inquisitions, and religious wars in Christianity's past. But is this true? Are conservative Christians really more of a threat to free societies than Islamic jihadists? Is the Bible really "just as violent" as the Qur'an? Is Christianity's history really as bloodstained as Islam's? In Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn't, New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer not only refutes such charges, but also explains why Americans and Europeans must regain an appreciation of our Christian heritage if we ever hope to defeat Islamic supremacism.

The Truth About Islam

What the Whole World Needs to Know

Author: Steve Urick

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496925475

Category: Religion

Page: 152

View: 3189

Islam, which began fourteen hundred years ago in Arabia, claims to be the one true religion, given to mankind by the one true God, Allah, and his lone messenger, Muhammad. It has since grown to almost 1.5 billion followers today and is quickly growing. Islam claims to be a “peaceful” religion, but is often known to be violent and threatens the freedom of the entire world. What are the teachings of Islam and how does it compare to the Bible? Th e Truth About Islam examines the Qur’an (Koran), the God of Islam, its pagan origin, the Jesus of Islam, its salvation plan, Sharia law and slavery, and its violent ideology of Jihad against all “infi dels” (non-Muslims), in light of the Bible and world history. This concise and easy to read book will not only teach you what Islam basically believes, but also equip you to confidently reach out to Muslims with the gospel of Christ and refute many of Islam’s errors. It also clearly presents the gospel of grace to any Muslim who is searching for the truth and desires to know how to have assurance of eternal life.

The Global Lincoln

Author: Richard Carwardine,Jay Sexton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199831505

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 7989

Perhaps more than any other American, Abraham Lincoln has become a global figure, one who spoke--and continues to speak--to people across the world. Karl Marx judged Lincoln "the single-minded son of the working class"; Tolstoy reported his fame in the Caucasus; Tomas Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia, drew strength as "the Lincoln of Central Europe"; racially-mixed, republican "Lincoln brigades" fought in the Spanish Civil War; and, more recently, statesmen ranging from Gordon Brown to Pervez Musharraf to Barack Obama have invoked Lincoln in support of their respective agendas. This fascinating volume brings together leading historians from around the world to explore Lincoln's international legacy. The authors examine the meaning and image of Lincoln in many places and across continents, ranging from Germany to Japan, India to Ireland, Africa and Asia to Argentina and the American South. The book reveals that at the heart of Lincoln's global celebrity were his political principles, his record of successful executive leadership in wartime, his role as the "Great Emancipator," and his resolute defense of popular government. Yet the "Global Lincoln" has been a malleable and protean figure, one who is forever being redefined to meet the needs of those who invoke him. The first study of Lincoln's global legacy, this book tells the unknown and remarkable story of the world-wide impact of one of America's great presidents.

Red Letter Christians

A Citizen's Guide to Faith and Politics

Author: Tony Campolo

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441223754

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 5325

In today's political environment, who speaks for whom is not always clear. Over the past couple of decades, evangelical Christians have tended to be associated with the religious right and the most conservative positions of the Republican Party. Rebelling against this designation are those who prefer to be called Red Letter Christians, desiring to live out Jesus's words in the New Testament. Believing that Jesus is neither a Republican nor a Democrat, Red Letter Christians want to jumpstart a religious movement that will transcend partisan politics and concentrate on issues such as fighting poverty, caring for the environment, advancing peace, promoting strong families, and supporting a consistent ethic of life, all viewed as critical moral and biblical values. Into this arena of thought steps Tony Campolo, the powerful evangelist known for his passionate and prophetic sharing of the radical message of Jesus. In this book, Campolo examines many of the hot-button issues facing evangelicals from the perspective of Jesus's red-letter words in the Bible. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, Campolo will make you think, pray, and act.

Doing Qualitative Research

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: David Silverman,Amir Marvasti

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412926394

Category: Social Science

Page: 555

View: 3517

The Indispensable, Bestselling Qualitative Textbook isáNow Chock-Full of Examples and Pedagogy for theáAmerican Market!David SilvermanÆs seminal Doing Qualitative Research, originally written primarily for the European market, has been completely revised and adapted foráU.S.ástudentsáwith the help of Amir Marvasti of Penn State Altoona. It contains interdisciplinary and real-world examples and student diaries that speak to those readers undertaking new research projects and qualitative dissertations in the U.S.Key Features Offers a thorough review of the major methods in qualitative research and data analysis techniques specific to each methodGives practical advice on key issues, such as defining ôoriginalityö and narrowing down a topicProvides a thorough review of the major methods in qualitative research and data analysis techniques specific to each methodPresents End-of-Chapter Narratives accounts of current or former graduate studentsÆ experiences with the topics covered in the respective chaptersContains web-based exercises designed to help students and their instructors incorporate web-based learning in their coursesIncludes exercises to test readersÆ knowledge and to encourage the development of relevant skillsIntended AudienceThis lively, accessible textbook is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciencesùincluding those in sociology, education, communications, anthropology, and health departments.