The Promise

The Promise
Author: Chaim Potok
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-09-12
ISBN 10: 0307826368
ISBN 13: 9780307826367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In a passionate, energetic narrative, The Promise brilliantly dramatizes what it is to master and use knowledge to make one’s own way in the world. Reuven Malter lives in Brooklyn, he’s in love, and he’s studying to be a rabbi. He also keeps challenging the strict interpretations of his teachers, and if he keeps it up, his dream of becoming a rabbi may die. One day, worried about a disturbed, unhappy boy named Michael, Reuven takes him sailing and cloud-watching. Reuven also introduces him to an old friend, Danny Saunders—now a psychologist with a growing reputation. Reconnected by their shared concern for Michael, Reuven and Danny each learns what it is to take on life—whether sacred truths or a troubled child—according to his own lights, not just established authority.

The Promise of Politics

The Promise of Politics
Author: Hannah Arendt
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-01-16
ISBN 10: 0307542874
ISBN 13: 9780307542878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of Politics Book Review:

After the publication of The Origins of Totalitarianism in 1951, Hannah Arendt undertook an investigation of Marxism, a subject that she had deliberately left out of her earlier work. Her inquiry into Marx’s philosophy led her to a critical examination of the entire tradition of Western political thought, from its origins in Plato and Aristotle to its culmination and conclusion in Marx. The Promise of Politics tells how Arendt came to understand the failure of that tradition to account for human action. From the time that Socrates was condemned to death by his fellow citizens, Arendt finds that philosophers have followed Plato in constructing political theories at the expense of political experiences, including the pre-philosophic Greek experience of beginning, the Roman experience of founding, and the Christian experience of forgiving. It is a fascinating, subtle, and original story, which bridges Arendt’s work from The Origins of Totalitarianism to The Human Condition, published in 1958. These writings, which deal with the conflict between philosophy and politics, have never before been gathered and published. The final and longer section of The Promise of Politics, titled “Introduction into Politics,” was written in German and is published here for the first time in English. This remarkable meditation on the modern prejudice against politics asks whether politics has any meaning at all anymore. Although written in the latter half of the 1950s, what Arendt says about the relation of politics to human freedom could hardly have greater relevance for our own time. When politics is considered as a means to an end that lies outside of itself, when force is used to “create” freedom, political principles vanish from the face of the earth. For Arendt, politics has no “end”; instead, it has at times been–and perhaps can be again–the never-ending endeavor of the great plurality of human beings to live together and share the earth in mutually guaranteed freedom. That is the promise of politics. From the Hardcover edition.

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Jane Peart
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 233
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 0310201683
ISBN 13: 9780310201687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hawaiian-born American Jana Rutherford must decide between two men--Hawaiian native Kimo, whom she has known and loved all her life, but who is "not her kind", or wealthy and dashing Bayard who is of American stock like herself

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Pnina Bat Zvi,Margie Wolfe
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-11
ISBN 10: 9781842349519
ISBN 13: 1842349511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Promise

The Promise
Author: Robyn Carr
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-10-14
ISBN 10: 1488058512
ISBN 13: 9781488058516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Come back to Thunder Point with an emotional, uplifting story in book 5 of the beloved series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr. Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of Thunder Point. The town and its people have embraced the widowed doctor and father of two, his children are thriving, and Scott knows it’s time to move on from his loss. But as the town’s only doctor, the dating pool is limited. That is, until a stunning physician’s assistant applies for a job at his clinic. Peyton Lacoumette considers herself entirely out of the dating scene. She’s already been burned by a man with kids, and she’s come to Thunder Point determined not to repeat past mistakes. When Scott offers her a job, at a much lower salary than she’s used to, Peyton is surprisingly eager to accept…at least for now. She’s willing to stay for a three-month trial period while she explores other options. Scott and Peyton know the arrangement is temporary—it isn’t enough time to build a real relationship, never mind anything with lasting commitment. But love can blossom faster than you think when the timing is right, and this short visit just might hold the promise of forever. Originally published in 2014

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Danielle Steel
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-02-27
ISBN 10: 030756696X
ISBN 13: 9780307566966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Young architect Michael Hillyard and artist Nancy McAllister are determined to get married despite his wealthy mother's disapproval. Then, minutes before their wedding, a terrifying accident and a cruel deception separate Michael and Nancy -- perhaps forever. Each pursues a new life -- Nancy in California, Michael in New York. But eventually nothing -- and no one -- can keep them apart as they keep their vow never to say good-bye. From the Paperback edition.

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Silvina Ocampo
Publsiher: City Lights Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 0872868036
ISBN 13: 9780872868038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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* Voted one of the Big Fall Books from Indies by Publishers Weekly & LITHUB's Most Anticipated Books of 2019 A dying woman's attempt to recount the story of her life reveals the fragility of memory and the illusion of identity. "Of all the words that could define her, the most accurate is, I think, ingenious."—Jorge Luis Borges "I don't know of another writer who better captures the magic inside everyday rituals, the forbidden or hidden face that our mirrors don't show us."—Italo Calvino "Few writers have an eye for the small horrors of everyday life; fewer still see the everyday marvelous. Other than Silvina Ocampo, I cannot think of a single writer who, at any time in any language, has chronicled both with such wise and elegant humor."—Alberto Manguel "Art is the cure for death. A seminal work by an underread master. Required for all students of the human condition."—Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews "This haunting and vital final work from Ocampo, her only novel, is about a woman's life flashing before her eyes when she's stranded in the ocean. . . . the book’s true power is its depiction of the strength of the mind and the necessity of storytelling, which for the narrator is literally staving off death. Ocampo’s portrait of one woman’s interior life is forceful and full of hope."—Gabe Habash, Starred Review, Publishers Weekly "Ocampo is beyond great—she is necessary."—Hernan Diaz, author of In the Distance "I don't know of another writer who better captures the magic inside everyday rituals, the forbidden or hidden face that our mirrors don't show us."—Italo Calvino "These two newly translated books could make her a rediscovery on par with Clarice Lispector. . . . there has never been another voice like hers."—John Freeman, Executive Editor, LITHUB "Like William Blake, Ocampo's first voice was that of a visual artist; in her writing she retains the will to unveil immaterial so that we might at least look at it if not touch it."—Helen Oyeyemi, author of Gingerbread A woman traveling on a transatlantic ship has fallen overboard. Adrift at sea, she makes a promise to Saint Rita, "arbiter of the impossible," that if she survives, she will write her life story. As she drifts, she wonders what she might include in the story of her life—a repertoire of miracles, threats, and people parade tumultuously through her mind. Little by little, her imagination begins to commandeer her memories, escaping the strictures of realism. Translated into English for the very first time, The Promise showcases Silvina Ocampo at her most feminist, idiosyncratic and subversive. Ocampo worked quietly to perfect this novella over the course of twenty-five years, nearly up until the time of her death in 1993. Praise for The Promise: "A woman examines her life piecemeal, putting it together like a puzzle missing half its pieces--but the resulting image is all the more mesmerizing because of it. A deft and subtle novel that holds together as airily as a spider's web."—Brian Evenson, author of Song for the Unraveling of the World: Stories

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Robert J. Morgan
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 0805464824
ISBN 13: 9780805464825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An uplifting lifestyle primer based on Romans 8:28 shares true stories about triumph over adversity, counseling readers on how to recognize the spiritual aspects of difficult times and work through painful challenges with grace. By the author of Then Sings My Soul. Reprint.

Premise and The Promise

Premise and The Promise
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 9781558966512
ISBN 13: 155896651X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Promise of Cultural Institutions

The Promise of Cultural Institutions
Author: David Carr,G. Rollie Adams
Publsiher: Rowman Altamira
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780759102927
ISBN 13: 0759102929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of Cultural Institutions Book Review:

Museums and libraries have the power to alter our sense of ourselves and the world around us, but that power carries with it obligations. This thoght-provoking collection of essays challenges us to contemplate both the effects and the responsibilities, to examine the nuances of these experiences.

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Patricia Davids
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 1488055939
ISBN 13: 9781488055935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sometimes love is where you least expect it… Sarah Yoder has always dreamed of having a family of her own. But with no eligible prospects, she’s beginning to worry—until the Raber brothers return to Cedar Grove. Sarah and Isaac Raber walked out together the summer they were sixteen, so perhaps he’s the one. If only she had a little help catching his eye… Levi Raber has no interest in marriage. When his mother reveals her plans to deed the family farm to the first son who marries, Levi has a plan to ensure that it isn’t him: a pretend courtship with Sarah to nudge his competitive brother in her direction. Then Levi can leave town to train racehorses—just as he wanted. So why does Sarah—with her vision of a peaceful, happy life on the land—make his heart gallop? Perhaps the answer lies in the promise of how sweetly surprising love can be.

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 9781939045119
ISBN 13: 1939045118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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My name is Gemma Lucas and my life's a mess. Alex is gone, my dad's trapped in his own mind, and my mom's working for the dark side. Not to mention Nicholas refuses to quit haunting me. The world has also entered apocalyptic mode. Everyday more vampires, witches, and fey run the streets. Innocent people are dying. The Mark of Malefiscus is showing up everywhere. And I'm the only one who can stop it. The only problem is I have to die in order to do so. And I have to let Alex die. Something I'm not sure I can do.

The Pain and the Promise

The Pain and the Promise
Author: Glenda Alice Rabby
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780820320519
ISBN 13: 082032051X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pain and the Promise Book Review:

This book covers the civil rights movement in Tallahassee, Florida during the 1950s and 1960s.

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Alekseĭ Arbuzov
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 76
Release: 1967
ISBN 10: 9780822209218
ISBN 13: 0822209217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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THE STORY: As the New York Observer comments: The play opens during the three-year siege of Leningrad, as three young people--two boys and a girl--find shelter together and establish a triangular relationship. The girl wants to be a doctor. O

Keeping the Promise

Keeping the Promise
Author: Dennis Carlson,C. P. Gause
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780820481999
ISBN 13: 0820481998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Society and the Promise to David

Society and the Promise to David
Author: William M. Schniedewind
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 229
Release: 1999-06-03
ISBN 10: 0195126807
ISBN 13: 9780195126808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Society and the Promise to David Book Review:

This study traces interpretations of the Promise to David (2 Samuel 7: 1-17) from the inception of the Hebrew monarchy until the dawn of Christianity.

Nietzsche and the Promise of Philosophy

Nietzsche and the Promise of Philosophy
Author: Wayne Klein
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780791435496
ISBN 13: 0791435490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nietzsche and the Promise of Philosophy Book Review:

This book questions the consensus about the meaning and importance of Nietzsche's philosophy that has developed in the United States and Britain during the last thirty years and reestablishes close reading as the ground of interpretation. Arguing that there is greater continuity in Nietzsche's thought than is usually recognized, Klein focuses particularly on the genesis and nature of Nietzsche's theory of language and rhetoric, exploring the relationship between his early theory of language, expressed in The Birth of Tragedy, and the canonical writings of the late 1880s. This book is united by the conviction that Nietzsche's understanding of language is an essential part of his thought, and that whatever their explicit themes, Nietzsche's texts constitute a sustained reflection on the nature of reading and writing, which forces the reader to put into question conventional views about how philosophical texts should be interpreted.

American Politics

American Politics
Author: Samuel P. Huntington
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 9780674030213
ISBN 13: 0674030214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Politics Book Review:

A study of the gap between the promise and practice of American democracy examines the historical national unity derived from the democratic ideal and the frustration of that ideal by political institutions and hierarchies

The Promise Keepers

The Promise Keepers
Author: Dane S. Claussen
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780786407002
ISBN 13: 078640700X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise Keepers Book Review:

Now nearly 15 years old (during which time it exploded in size, then declined and has now plateaued), the Promise Keepers and its policies have invited reactions ranging from celebration to suspicion. Many see the Christian men's organization as a powerful tool to encourage and equip Christian men to face a morally complex future. Others view the group as sexist or even heretical. This book was the first, and in most ways still the only, objective analysis of the Promise Keepers and the many reactions to it. Contributors to this collection of critical essays hail from the fields of political science, history, sociology, religion and theology, journalism and mass communication, speech, English, women's studies, American studies, and sports science. The responses range from supportive to skeptical and cover topics that go beyond the Promise Keepers to issues of evangelical Christianity, gender roles, men's organizations, mass media, and social movements.

The Promise of Hermeneutics

The Promise of Hermeneutics
Author: Roger Lundin,Anthony C. Thiselton,Clarence Walhout
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780802846358
ISBN 13: 0802846351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of Hermeneutics Book Review:

This work presents an engaging interdisciplinary study of the nature and scope of interpretation, one of the most important areas of inquiry in today's postmodern world. The three authors, all acknowledged experts in the field, bring the resources of the Bible, Christian tradition, and intellectual history to bear upon contemporary hermeneutical disputes.