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Studying Religion and Society: Sociological Self-Portraits
Studying Religion and Society: Sociological Self-Portraits
by Titus Hjelm
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.73

3.0 out of 5 stars Where is Peter Berger?, 24 Feb 2014
Being one of the leading sociologists of religion of the last century, Berger should have been amongst this list of very fine scholars.
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Evolution of Adam, The: What The Bible Does And Doesn't Say About Human Origins
Evolution of Adam, The: What The Bible Does And Doesn't Say About Human Origins
by Peter Enns
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.03

5.0 out of 5 stars The evolution of Christianity, 7 Jan 2014
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In this engaging and learned book, Peter Enns has done a great service to Christians all over the world. For many of us who have not been trained how to study ancient texts and explore ancient worlds, at the extent that Enns has anyway, this book proves to be a very useful stepping stone / tool to cut your teeth in.
It is contemporary without ignoring the centuries of scholarship behind us, and it is accessible without being superficial.
I have found it useful beyond measure and often go back to it. I would also recommend Walton's The Lost World of Genesis 1.


The Duchess [DVD] [2008]
The Duchess [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Keira Knightley
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kiera Knightley is the anti-Midas...., 29 Dec 2012
This review is from: The Duchess [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
By which I mean everything she touches turns to dust. What a terrible film... totally underacted by KK and Fiennes aswell. Uneven and unfinished. Seriously poor.


Creation Evangelism for the New Millennium
Creation Evangelism for the New Millennium
by Ken Ham
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Title is correct....., 25 Oct 2012
...In saying that Creations and evangelism go hand in hand. Unfortunately the author doesn't realize that it is the other way around. There is a doubtless correlation between YEC'ism and teenagers/young adults leaving their home churches/faith. It is paramount that Christians realize this is the big issue when referring to evangelism and the Creation/evolution dialogue. If the Church wishes to reach out, this is one of the stumbling blocks it must overcome; It will not be done by the scientists or the academics, but instead by the preachers, vicars, priests, lay-persons on the pulpit, week in, week out.


The Lie: Evolution
The Lie: Evolution
by Ken Ham
Edition: Paperback

10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't be deceived!!!!!!, 25 Oct 2012
This review is from: The Lie: Evolution (Paperback)
Ken Ham is not speaking for Christianity, he is speaking for an specific cult called Young Earth Creationist. This book's only worth is as data for the way this cult think, although not operate. Be advised that your IQ might dropped several decimals if you read it through.


Bible Myths: And Their Parallels in Other Religions
Bible Myths: And Their Parallels in Other Religions
by T.W. Doane
Edition: Paperback
Price: £27.82

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Serious old thesis that doesn't hold water any more., 18 Sep 2012
It is deplorable that this work is still considered scholarly. It really doesn't hold true any longer when compared to modern scholarship like Bart Ehrman's or Maurice Casey's which argue, as atheists, for the historicity of Jesus. The Jesus-Buddha hypothesis is really laughable as the author fails to show how that can even be possible.
Even the chapters on the OT fail to realize the importance of the exile in informing and forming the OT books.
I really hope mythicists would be honest and admit that this book is no longer worth reading.

(I read the Guttenberg version which can be found free here [...]


The Simpsons Movie [DVD] [2007]
The Simpsons Movie [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Dan Castellaneta
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £2.96

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE SIMPSON MOVIE, 2 Jan 2008
The film gets a lot of criticism from everyone, saying that it did not reach expectations...... What were you hoping for.... The Lord of the Rings Trilogy? I think the film is good as it is, but the DVD is better than the cinema film.... why?.... cause you can watch it over and over and still find something to laugh at.... Money well spent I think. They should cancel the series and do one more film and call it a day.... I think. Anyway, the film will always have fans and critics and although it wasn't the best film of the year... it was worth watching.


Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials
Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials
by Norman K. Denzin
Edition: Paperback

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most useful book to have if you are a researcher, 11 Nov 2003
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This volume by Denzin and Lincoln is the best source for learning how to gather data interpreting that I have come upon my MA course. It avoids a lot of the semantics, ontologies and epistemologies that other references have and sinks straight into the different techniques (for me that is a plus). A nice introduction about the history of Qualitative Research makes for a good read at the beginning. I recommend it to sociologists, anthropologists and other social scientist out there.


The Structure of Aikido: Kenjutsu and Taijutsu Movement Relationships v.1: Kenjutsu and Taijutsu Movement Relationships Vol 1
The Structure of Aikido: Kenjutsu and Taijutsu Movement Relationships v.1: Kenjutsu and Taijutsu Movement Relationships Vol 1
by Gaku Homma
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.38

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Structure of Aikido- A Standard Above the Rest, 11 Nov 2003
Unlike many of the martial literature out there, The structure of Aikido is a solid, scholarly and accesible representation of the art. The style of writting it's clear, professional and avoids the popular generalizing jargon that most martial arts book have e.g. "the most..., the best..., the deadliest... everyone knows... etc. Even though we know no-one can learn an art through reading alone, this book goes a long way into depicting a vivid portrait of the actual techniques used. And the comparisons between the Kenjutsu and Taijutsu are formidable, a most excellent approach that is refreshing and scientific. The contents are divided into the different techniques, basically what you would expect from a martial arts manual but the book itself has gone beyond my expectations and addresses in writting the core elements in performing the techniques.
A true classic work that raises the standard for serious studies in martial arts to a higher level. I recommend it whole heartedly and it is definitely a book all martial artists should have even though they may not do Aikido.


Taijutsu Tactics: Ninja Close-quarter Grappling
Taijutsu Tactics: Ninja Close-quarter Grappling
by Omoto Saiji
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not excellent, but good........, 29 July 2003
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Good effort to present taijutsu but as many other books out on Ninjutsu it is rather small and superficial. But the author (who is not Japanese, but seems to have an affinity for the culture) does make a good effort in presenting aspects of taijutsu especially looking at the godai. Which in itself is not a technique or group of techniques but it is more a perspective of self defence, for example, godai means 5 ways: Fire, Water, Wind, Earth, Void (not in that order) and basically it represents the 5 ways of which to counter attack an offense. The author does make it relatively easy to follow the godai in the different techniques it shows.
The pictures are not that great but are clear even though they are placed outside in the bush (of course they are dressed in full ninja outfit). Some of the techniques are not strictly from ninpo but can be found in styles like aikido or aikijutsu.
Overall it is a good try but doesn't give the reader something new. A good addition to the other taijustu books like that of Charles Daniels, or Stephen Hayes. A great book on taijutsu is "Ninpo Bugei Tajutsu Fundamentals 1" by Shoto Tanemura. In my perspective the best book on taijutsu written, but again difficult to follow as it is a manual rather then a book.


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