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  • NIV Dictionary Of The Bible

    $19.99

    Who were the Pharisees? What did Samson and John the Baptist have in common? Does an altar really have horns? Turn to the NIV Dictionary of the Bible and find out. It has the answers to these and hundreds of other questions you’re likely to wonder about as you read the Bible.

    ondensed from the New International Bible Dictionary, this unique volume offers much more than it’s convenient, take anywhere size. It’s actually three books in one:
    *A Dictionary – for easy-to-find, practical information on thousands of topics
    *A Topical Indexor detailed study of nearly 150 larger topics, listing all articles in the dictionary that relate to a given topic
    *A Survey – providing an introductory overview of the Bible, biblical history, and biblical culture

    Concise, readable, and informative, the NIV Dictionary of the Bible is ideal for use at home, in study groups, and in schools. It will help you clear up the who, what, where, why, and how of the Bible so you can better appreciate the depth of its wisdom and its relevance for you today.

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  • Merriam Webster Dictionary

    $7.50

    A New Edition of America’s Best-Selling Dictionary

    More than 75,000 clear and concise definitions help you communicate effectively
    Includes new words and senses from a variety of fields such as hashtag, bromance, and carbon footprint
    Usage guidelines, word origins, and over 8,000 usage examples to aid understanding-more than ever before
    Useful tables and special sections on Foreign Words & Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names
    Expert word guidance from Merriam-Webster’s permanent staff of lexicographers

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  • Diccionario Ingles Espanol Col

    $5.99

    Si usted esta buscando un diccionario espanol bien presentado y completo, no busques mas. Este es un volumen completo de gran profundidad y ademas es ideal para estudiar en casa debido a su tamano. Esta bien disenado y distribuido por lo que es facil de leer; cada entrada tiene la palabra en azul y luego la traduccion en blanco y negro. Un diccionario en espanol excepcional y completo.

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  • Grades 9-12 Merriam Websters School Dictionary Revised And Updated Ed.

    $19.95

    Especially for students ages 14 and up, grades 9-11

    This newly revised high school dictionary is a great study aid for students building vocabulary and preparing for college level reading.

    Comprehensive Coverage More than 100,000 entries provide authoritative meanings, spellings, and pronunciations to help students communicate effectively.
    Up-To-Date Content New words and definitions span a variety of fields including technology, health, science, and society, and cover the vocabulary needed today.
    Word Guidance Nearly 1,000 carefully drawn illustrations and tables and more than 28,000 usage examples clarify and expand understanding.
    Practical Information Special sections contain abbreviations, biographical and geographical names, signs and symbols, and a Handbook of Style.
    Unmatched Quality Assured authority from the reference experts at Merriam-Webster. Based on the best-selling Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition

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  • Official Scrabble Players Dictionary

    $7.50

    The book that millions of SCRABBLE players consider the only necessary resource.

    – More than 100,000 playable two-to-eight-letter words including more than 5,000 newly added entries.

    – Includes variant spellings with expanded coverage of Canadian and British words.

    – Updated to include new vocabulary such as fracking, hashtag, and selfie

    – Main entries include a brief definition, a part-of-speech label, and inflected forms for fast, easy word validation

    – Ideal for recreational and school use

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  • Little Golden Picture Dictionary

    $4.99

    This longtime favorite and bestseller is getting a whole new look! Colorful artwork, bold graphics, and modern words-with lively sentences that define them-make this book a sure hit for children and educators alike. The Little Golden Book line has always had a picture dictionary, and we’re pleased to offer this updated version for a new generation.

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  • American Slang And Sayings

    $16.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9781434966551Compiled by: Virginia ClarkeBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2012Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Print On Demand Product

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  • Basic Catholic Dictionary (Revised)

    $9.99

    This revised edition of A Basic Catholic Dictionary, first published in 1985, includes new definitions and uses the most up-to-date information from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Code of Canon Law, and many other Church documents.

    A thorough, handy resource of nearly 500 entries, this dictionary contains straightforward definitions of religious words and phrases. It’s perfect for schools, faith communities, catechists, and as a personal reference guice in your home.

    From Abbess to Zephaniah, you’ll learn about Catholic beliefs and doctrines, liturgical celebrations, moral teachings, outstanding people in Church history, and even the doctor of the Church named in 2011. Educational and enlightening, this book belongs in every Catholic home.

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  • Grades Prek-2 Merriam Websters First Dictionary

    $16.95

    A beginner’s dictionary as enchanting as a favorite storybook

    Merriam-Webster’s language experts and beloved children’s illustrator Ruth Heller have created a unique treasury of words for children ages 5 – 7.

    Nearly 1,000 age-appropriate entries accompanied by hundreds of captivating illustrations present a fascinating variety of words for young readers.
    Introductions to basic dictionary skills, alphabetization, spelling, word usage, and synonyms and antonyms expand linguistic horizons.
    Pronunciation sounds for each letter of the alphabet are amusingly rendered by the poetry and artwork of Ruth Heller.
    References to famous stories, fairy tales, myths, and nursery rhymes spark imagination and encourage further language exploration.
    Intriguing information about how words come to be and sometimes change in meaning enhances a child’s understanding of language.
    A rich collection of jokes, riddles, and poems based on wordplay tickle the funny bone, making learning fun.
    Each colorful and engaging page is designed to help parents, teachers, and caregivers introduce young minds to the wonderful, magical world of words-instilling a love of language that will last a lifetime.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of New Religious Movements

    $92.00

    New religious movements-commonly known as cults-are defined as organizations that have arisen within the last 200 years. Most treatments of these movements have typically resorted to sensationalism rather than objectivity, and New religious movements tend to receive negative media publicity. Despite their unfavorable portrayal in popular culture, however, new religious movements are a global phenomenon and much remains to be studied about these movements.

    In this newly updated second edition of the Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements, George D. Chryssides traces the rise and development of new religious movements throughout the world. An updated introduction summarizes the phenomenon of new religious movements and lays out the changes to the dictionary since the 2001 edition, while the main body of the dictionary consists of close to 600 cross-referenced entries on key figures, ideas, themes, and places related to various new religious movements. An index organizes the information in the dictionary, and a comprehensive bibliography leads the researcher to further sources. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about new religious movements.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of Calvinism

    $92.00

    Calvinism is named after 16th century Reformer, John Calvin whose overall theology is contained in his Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559). Calvin’s theology and ecclesiology provided the foundation upon which the Reformed Churches of Europe were built. It was a comprehensive and carefully expounded alternative to the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church and was designed to expose their weaknesses and present a view of the Christian Faith that was a reformed version of the old faith.

    The Historical Dictionary of Calvinism relates the history of its founder John Calvin, the Reformed Church, and the impact that Calvinism has had in the modern world along with an account of modern and contemporary developments within the religious, political, and social culture it has created. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on concepts, significant figures, places, activities, and periods. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Calvinism.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of Lutheranism

    $104.00

    The Reformation of the 16th century was a complex and multifaceted political, social, cultural, and religious process. Most historians agree, however, that in the framework of this process it was the religious and theological efforts to reform and renew the late medieval church-decadent and irrelevant in many ways-that were the initiating forces that set a broad historical movement in motion. Among these reforming religious and theological forces, the Lutheran reform movement was the most important and influential one. It was the historical impact of the theological genius of the Wittenberg professor Martin Luther (1483-1546) that profoundly changed and shaped the face of Europe and beyond. Today, Lutheranism has become a worldwide communion of churches that stretches from Germany to Siberia, Papua New Guinea, Madagascar, and Surinam.

    The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Lutheranism presents information on major theological issues, historical developments of Lutheranism worldwide, Lutheran ecumenical and missionary involvement and activities, worship and liturgy, spirituality, social ethics, inter-religious and Jewish relations, Lutheranism and the arts, theology, and important representatives of Lutheranism. This is done through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, an appendix of Lutheran Churches, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Lutheranism.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of The Friends Quakers

    $140.00

    The modern reputation of Friends in the United States and Europe is grounded in the relief work they have conducted in the presence and aftermath of war. Friends (also known as Quakers) have coordinated the feeding and evacuation of children from war zones around the world. They have helped displaced persons without regard to politics. They have engaged in the relief of suffering in places as far-flung as Ireland, France, Germany, Ethiopia, Egypt, China, and India. Their work was acknowledged with the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947 to the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Friends Service Council of Great Britain. More often, however, Quakers live, worship, and work quietly, without seeking public attention for themselves. Now, the Friends are a truly worldwide body and are recognized by their Christ-centered message of integrity and simplicity, as well as their nonviolent stance and affirmation of the belief that all people-women as well as men-may be called to the ministry.

    The expanded second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Friends (Quakers) relates the history of the Friends through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries on concepts, significant figures, places, activities, and periods. This book is an excellent access point for scholars and students, who will find the overviews and sources for further research provided by this book to be enormously helpful.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of Hinduism

    $87.00

    Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion and still growing. It is the oldest major religion with a tradition reaching back millennia and having many notable peaks and periods of glory. It has influenced and been affected by other world religions, including Islam and Buddhism, as well as Christianity. Despite repeated attempts to contain it, it has maintained an exceptional vigor and boasts a rich spiritual culture with celebrated thinkers and teachers and an extensive literature.

    The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism relates the history of Hinduism through a chronology, an introductory essay, photos, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,000 cross referenced dictionary entries on Hindu terminology, names of major historical figures and movements, gods and goddesses, prominent temples, terms for items used in Hindu practice, major texts, philosophical concepts, and more. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Hinduism.

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  • Concise Oxford English Dictionary

    $40.00

    Now in print through its various editions for a century, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary is one of the most popular choices in Oxford’s renowned dictionary line, selected by decades of users for its up-to-date and authoritative coverage of the English language.

    This centenary edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary presents the most accurate picture of English today. It contains over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, providing superb coverage of contemporary English, including rare, historical, and archaic terms, scientific and technical vocabulary, and English from around the world. The dictionary has been updated with hundreds of new words–including sub-prime, social networking, and carbon footprint–all based on the latest research from the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the dictionary features an engaging new center section, with quick-reference word lists (containing, for example, lists of Fascinating Words and Onomatopoeic Words), and a revised and updated English Uncovered supplement, which examines interesting facts about the English language. Sprinkled throughout the text are intriguing Word Histories, detailing the origins and development of numerous words. The volume also retains such popular features as the hundreds of usage notes which give advice on tricky vocabulary and pointers to help you improve your use of English. Finally, the dictionary contains full appendices on topics such as alphabets, currencies, electronic English, and the registers of language (from formal to slang), plus a useful Guide to Good English with advice on grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

    Authoritative and up to date, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary offers unsurpassed coverage of English, perfect for anyone who needs a handy, reliable resource for home, school, or office.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of Shinto

    $99.00

    One of Japan’s major religions, Shinto has no doctrines and there are no sacred texts from which religious authority can be derived. It does not have an identifiable historical founder, and it has survived the vicissitudes of history through rituals and symbols rather than through continuity of doctrine. Shinto is primarily a religion of nature, centered on the cultivation of rice, the basis of a culture with which the western world is not familiar in terms of either its annual cycle or the kind of lifestyle it generates. The roots of the Shinto tradition probably precede this and reflect an awareness of the natural order. The oldest shrines came to be located in places that inspired awe and wonder in their observers, such as the great Fall of Nachi in Kumano, or in mountains that conveyed a sense of power.

    The expanded second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Shinto relates the history of Shinto through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on Shinto concepts, significant figures, places, activities, and periods. Scholars and students will find the overviews and sources for further research provided by this book to be enormously helpful.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of The Jews

    $81.00

    The Historical Dictionary of the Jews presents the history of the Jewish people and their religious culture in a way that makes clear how and why this small, ancient people have survived nearly four millennia and managed to play such an important role in the world-well out of proportion to their population. The Jews trace their origins far back in history to the early tribes of Judah and Moses. Over the centuries, they spread across much of the Western world, as well as into parts of Africa and Asia, until they were crushed by the Holocaust and were forced to find refuge in the United States and the new state of Israel. Because of that horrific event, of the estimated 15 million Jews living today, approximately six million reside in Israel, with almost the same number living in the United States, making these two countries the main center of Jewish life today.

    This ready reference tells the history of the Jewish people through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Jewish people.

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  • Concise Dictionary Of Pastoral Care And Counseling

    $42.99

    1. Definitions
    2. History And Biography
    3. Issues Of Power And Difference
    4. Interfaith Issues And Methods
    5. Clinical Method
    6. Pastoral Theological Method

    Additional Info
    The Concise Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling is a condensed version of the Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling, first published in 1990, with new and updated articles. This book provides classic and key articles that explain current theories, trends, and practices in the field of Pastoral Care and Counseling.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of Jesus

    $81.00

    Jesus of Nazareth is arguably the most famous and influential human being who has ever lived on earth. In the Historical Dictionary of Jesus, author Daniel J. Harrington delves into the ancient literary sources about Jesus, modern methods of approaching these sources, the major events in Jesus’ life, persons and places associated with him, the form and content of his teachings, what can be said about his death and the claim that he was raised from the dead, and the contributions of major modern scholars to the quest of the historical Jesus. The book consists of three parts: an introduction to the major topics pertaining to Jesus as a historical figure; a cross-referenced dictionary containing 400 entries on a range of topics, including things Jesus did and said, ancient sources of historical data, and modern scholarship and interpretation; and a bibliography listing some of the most important books related to Jesus and the world in which he lived. This concise and objective reference work provides a clear and accurate introduction to the study of Jesus as a historical figure.

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  • Spanish Dictionary For Beginners

    $12.99

    This dictionary is devised to make language learning easy and fun. It contains about 2,000 everyday words and phrases which are grouped thematically and illustrated with amusing pictures and busy scenes.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of The Reformation And Counter Reformation

    $193.00

    The Protestant Reformation of the 16th century has traditionally been viewed as marking the onset of modernity in Europe. It finally broke up the federal Christendom of the middle ages, under the leadership of the papacy and substituted for it a continent of autonomous and national states, independent of Rome.

    The Historical Dictionary of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation provides a comprehensive account of two chains of events-the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter-Reformation-that have left an enduring imprint on Europe, America, and the world at large. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on persons, places, countries, institutions, doctrines, ideas, and events.

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  • Illustrated Elementary Math Dictionary

    $12.99

    The Usborne Illustrated Elementary Math tells it straight and simple,explaining everything children and parents need in order to understand basic level math. This book will help to lay a firm foundation for confidence and success in math. Readers can dip in for quick explanantions or work through by subject to build up knowledge step-by-step.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of The Reformed Churches (Expanded)

    $183.00

    As its name implies, the Reformed tradition grew out of the 16th century Protestant Reformation. The Reformed churches consider themselves to be the Catholic Church reformed. The movement originated in the reform efforts of Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531) of Zurich and John Calvin (1509-1564) of Geneva. Although the Reformed movement was dependent upon many Protestant leaders, it was Calvin’s tireless work as a writer, preacher, teacher, and social and ecclesiastical reformer that provided a substantial body of literature and an ethos from which the Reformed tradition grew. Today, the Reformed churches are a multicultural, multiethnic, and multinational phenomenon.

    The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches contains information on the major personalities, events, facts, movements, and beliefs of the Reformed churches. This is done through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on leaders, personalities, events, facts, movements, and beliefs of the Reformed churches.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of Buddhism

    $128.00

    In the early 21st century, Buddhism has become ubiquitous in America and other western nations, moving beyond the original bodhi tree in India to become a major global religion. During its journey westward, it has changed, adapted to new cultures, and offered spiritual help to many people looking for answers to the problems of life. It is being studied in institutions of higher education, being practice by many people, and having its literature translated and published.

    The Historical Dictionary of Buddhism covers and clarifies Buddhist concepts, significant figures, movements, schools, places, activities, and periods. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of Islam (Reprinted)

    $146.00

    There is both unity and variety in the Islamic world. Muslims are not a homogeneous people who can be explained solely by their normative texts: the Koran and the Sunnah. Muslims differ vastly in their interpretation of Islam: modernists want to reinterpret Islam to adapt to the requirements of modern times while traditionalists tend to look to the classical and medieval periods of Islam as their model of the Islamic state.

    The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Islam presents a concise overview of Islamic history, religion, philosophy, and Islamic political movements. This is done through a list of abbreviations and acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries, which include the biographies and thoughts of medieval thinkers, as well as those of modern members of the religious and political establishments. Articles describe the major sects, schools of theology, and jurisprudence, as well as aspects of Islamic culture. Together, this book represents a brief introduction to the field of Islamic studies.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of The Holiness Movement (Expanded)

    $104.00

    It is much harder to define a religious movement than it is to define a religion or denomination. That applies especially when that movement almost defies definition as the Holiness Movement does. The Holiness Movement is a Methodist religious renewal movement that has over 12 million adherents worldwide. Perhaps the most familiar public manifestation of the holiness movement has been its urban holiness missions, and the Salvation Army-noted for its service ministries among poor and people suffering the dislocations that accompany war and disaster-is the most notable example.

    In the second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Holiness Movement, important new developments in the Holiness Movement-such as the widely discussed Holiness Manifesto-are thoroughly discussed, and the content has also been expanded to include information on figures from Asia and Africa to reflect the continued growth of the Holiness Movement. With a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries, this reference has information that cannot be found elsewhere.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of The Baptists (Expanded)

    $164.00

    With 110 million members worldwide, Baptists are surpassed only by Roman Catholic and Orthodox groups as the largest segment of Christians. The term Baptist has its origins with the Anabaptists, the denomination historically linked to the English Separatist movement of the 16th century. Although Baptist churches are located throughout the world, the largest group of Baptists lives in the Southern United States, and the Baptist faith has historically exerted a powerful influence in that region of the country.

    The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Baptists expands upon the first edition with an updated chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important events, doctrines, and the church founders, leaders, and other prominent figures who have made notable contributions. This volume commemorates the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Baptist movement in 1609.

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  • Merriam Websters Collegiate Dictionary

    $18.95

    The most up-to-date dictionary available

    10,000 new words and senses from all fields of knowledge
    165,000 entries and 225,000 definitions
    Detailed symbols show most-common pronunciations and acceptable variants
    The features you need

    More than 40,000 usage examples-the most in any desk dictionary
    Coverage of 7,500 phrases and idioms clarifies meanings and illustrates common use
    More than 700 illustrations and diagrams and dozens of informative tables
    Expert word guidance

    Synonym paragraphs explain different shades of meaning between words
    Usage paragraphs provide guidelines for words with confused or disputed usage
    A Handbook of Style offers essential information to improve writing skills

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  • Historical Dictionary Of Mormonism

    $133.00

    Mormonism is the unofficial name for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which originated in the early 1800s. Mormonism refers to the doctrines taught by Joseph Smith, doctrines that are believed to be original gospel preached by Jesus Christ. The Mormons oppose abortion, homosexuality, unmarried sexual acts, pornography, gambling, tobacco, consuming alcohol, tea, coffee, and the use of drugs. Despite its relatively young age, the Mormon Church continues to grow, and today it contains about 13 million members.

    The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mormonism expands on the second edition with a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on crucial persons, organizations, churches, beliefs, and events. Clearing up many of the misconceptions held about Mormonism and its members, this is an essential reference.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of The Shakers

    $114.00

    The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, commonly known as the Shakers, followed Mother Ann Lee to the United States in 1774 when life in England became difficult. In the United States, they established several colonies whose governing principals included celibacy and agrarian communal living. Even at its peak, however, Shakerism claimed only about 4,500 members. Today, except for one active community in Sabbathday, Maine, the great Shaker villages are diminished, but the Shakers left an enduring impact on the religion and culture of the United States.

    The Historical Dictionary of the Shakers relates the history of this fascinating group through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over two hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on Shaker communities, industries, individual families, and important people. Every definition, biography, and point of history was submitted to the Shakers at Sabbathday Lake for their review before it was included for publication. As such, the voice of the contemporary Shakers is found in the dictionary, and they have given it their unequivocal endorsement.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of Zionism (Expanded)

    $107.00

    The Jewish attachment to Zion is many centuries old. While the modern Zionist movement was organized a little more than a century ago, the roots of the Zionist idea reach back close to 4,000 years ago, to the day that the biblical patriarch Abraham left his home in Ur of the Chaldees to settle in the Promised Land, where the Jewish state subsequently arose. From that day to the establishing of the state of Israel in 1948, the Jewish people have been in a constant struggle to either regain or maintain their homeland.

    Although 60 years have now passed since the establishment of Israel, many of the political and religious factions that made up the Zionist movement in the pre-state era remain active. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Zionism-through its chronology, maps, introductory essay, bibliography, and over two hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on crucial persons, organizations, and events-is a valuable contribution to the appreciation for both the diversity and consensus that characterize the Zionist experience.

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  • Historical Dictionary Of Jehovahs Witnesses

    $107.00

    Originating from a small group of Bible students led by Charles Taze Russell in the 1870s, the Watch Tower Society grew into an international society. After Russell’s death in 1916, Franklin Rutherford was named his successor and gave the society a new name: Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Historical Dictionary of Jehovah’s Witnesses shows how World War I & II influenced Watch Tower attitudes to civil government, armed conflict, and medical innovations like blood transfusion, as well as to mainstream churches and the development of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ door-to-door evangelism.

    The theme of prophecy, the doctrine of the 144,000, end-time calculations, Armageddon, and the Witnesses’ denial of hell are all considered in the Historical Dictionary of Jehovah’s Witnesses, which contains a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and 250 cross-referenced dictionary entries relating to key people and concepts.

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  • Crazy Talk : A Not So Stuffy Dictionary Of Theological Terms

    $15.99

    So much theology is confusing and intimidating. The concepts themselves are given weighty-sounding names, such as incarnation and justification, and the explanations of the concepts sometimes can be more confusing than the names.

    Captivating, entertaining, and highly informative, Crazy Talk helps readers navigate their way through that complexity and offers a vocabulary that dares – and equips! – its readers to embrace their own faith in a new, well-informed way.

    The purpose of Crazy Talk, says author Rolf Jacobson, is to render the heart of our Christian theology in a form that is accessible and appealing to everyone. The format of the book is similar to that of a dictionary of theological terms- but with a twist of humor! Each entry includes the name of the theological term, an ironic definition of the term, and a short humorous essay offering a fuller explanation of the term. In making the term understandable, Jacobson concentrates on the big theological issue that is at stake in the term – and why it matters. Includes over 50 black and white illustrations.

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  • Illustrated Dictionary Of Chemistry (Revised)

    $12.99

    This study aid has topics arranged thematically so that words are explained in context, as well as a fully integrated system of cross referencing and a comprehensive index.

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  • Introductory Dictionary Of Theology And Religious Studies

    $49.95

    From Aaron to Zwingli, this dictionary includes nearly 3,000 entries written by specialists in various theological and religious disciplines. Ideal as a supplement for student coursework, catechesis or religious education, interfaith or interreligious dialogue, and for those communicating with persons form diverse religious traditions.

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  • Illustrated Dictionary Of Science (Revised)

    $29.99

    A complete refernce guide to physics, chemisty, and biology with recommended websites.

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  • Illustrated Dictionary Of Biology

    $12.99

    This is the ideal reference companion for students of biology and an essential study guide for examination candidates. Clear definitions of all the key terms and concepts. Brightly illustrated with useful diagrams. Comprehensive cross-referencing to link related areas. Detailed index to guarantee easy reference. Internet links to recommended websites.

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  • Dictionary Of Antisemitism

    $67.00

    Foreword
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Dictionary
    About The Authors

    Additional Info
    The term antisemitism was coined by Wilhelm Marr in 1879. Marr’s secular, political racism existed inconsistently alongside his religious anti-Semitism. His self-proclaimed goal was to free Christianity from the yoke of Judaism. While the term might not have existed before the 19th century, the persecution of the Jewish people dates back more than three thousand years.

    The Dictionary of Antisemitism is the first and only dictionary ever published that is dedicated solely to this subject. Spanning 3,000 years of antagonism to Jews, the dictionary details not only the longest hatred, but also the most widespread, covering the five major continents. A comprehensive scholarly introduction discusses the definitions, causes, and varieties of antisemitism before the dictionary gets into the specifics. The dictionary section itself contains 2,500 entries, ranging from Aaron of Lincoln to Zyklon. Entries can be found on all forms of antisemitism, such as ancient, medieval, and modern antisemitism; pagan, Christian, and Muslim antisemitism; and religious, economic, psychosocial, racial, cultural, and political antisemitism. This essential dictionary provides comprehensive coverage on this compelling subject, and as such, it will remain important for years to come.

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  • Dictionary Of Antisemitism

    $134.00

    Foreword
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Dictionary
    About The Authors

    Additional Info
    The term antisemitism was coined by Wilhelm Marr in 1879. Marr’s secular, political racism existed inconsistently alongside his religious anti-Semitism. His self-proclaimed goal was to free Christianity from the yoke of Judaism. While the term might not have existed before the 19th century, the persecution of the Jewish people dates back more than three thousand years.

    The Dictionary of Antisemitism is the first and only dictionary ever published that is dedicated solely to this subject. Spanning 3,000 years of antagonism to Jews, the dictionary details not only the longest hatred, but also the most widespread, covering the five major continents. A comprehensive scholarly introduction discusses the definitions, causes, and varieties of antisemitism before the dictionary gets into the specifics. The dictionary section itself contains 2,500 entries, ranging from Aaron of Lincoln to Zyklon. Entries can be found on all forms of antisemitism, such as ancient, medieval, and modern antisemitism; pagan, Christian, and Muslim antisemitism; and religious, economic, psychosocial, racial, cultural, and political antisemitism. This essential dictionary provides comprehensive coverage on this compelling subject, and as such, it will remain important for years to come.

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  • Terminos Teologicos Diccionari

    $5.99

    Terminos teologicos: Diccionario de bolsillo. Mas de 300 terminos definidos de manera clara y concisa.

    Empezar a estudiar teologia es como ingresar en una conversacion que se desarrolla desde hace dos mil aos.

    Pero, como se puede participar en una conversacion y formar parte de ella si no se entiende el vocabulario ni se conoce la posicion de los distintos participantes?

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  • Historical Dictionary Of Judaism

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    Editor’s Foreword
    Jon Woronoff

    List Of Tables

    How To Find Things In The Dictionary

    Chronology Of The Jewish Religion

    Introduction

    THE DICTIONARY

    Supplementary Tables

    Appendixes:

    Appendix A-The Mitzvot

    Appendix B-Standard Prayer Texts

    Appendix C-Reform Platforms

    Appendix D-An Orthodox Convention

    Appendix E-Christians And Christianity

    Bibliography

    About The Author

    Additional Info
    Judaism, the religion of the Jewish people, is one of the first recorded monotheistic religions, and as such is one of the oldest religious traditions still practiced today. While its influences can be seen in the religions of both Christianity and Islam, many of its beliefs, traditions, and practices are unknown. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Judaism doesn’t just present religious beliefs in a traditional sense, but investigates the complex intermingling of religion, devotion, lifestyle and culture, as it is found in diverse Jewish populations around the world and as it has evolved over the course of recent human history. Judaism, like many other cultural institutions, has rarely remained static–instead, continually investigating and questioning itself, metamorphosing in relation to the world.

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  • Dictionary Of The Jewish Usage

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    Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms is a unique and much needed guide to the way many Hebrew, Yiddish, and Aramaic words and meanings are used by English speakers. Sol Steinmetz draws upon his years of dictionary editorial experience, as well as his lifelong study of Jewish history, traditions, and practices, to guide the reader through the essentially uncharted territory of Jewish usage.

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  • Episcopal Dictionary Of The Church

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    If you can’t find your rochet from your chimere, a tunicle from a maniple, or just love a good linguistic ramble, this is the place for you. If you are mildly mixed up on anamnesis, anaphora, and angelus, or you’d prefer a discussion of Sexagesima Sunday to some of the current topics, you will find solace here. It’s a wonderful resource. –Patricia Nakamura, The Living Church

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  • Words Of Our Worship

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    A helpful dictionary of liturgical terms from Aaronic Benediction to Zuchetto.

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    An invaluable resource for pastors, counselors, and other Christian professionals! This ground-breaking volume integrates Christian ethics, and pastoral and practical theology into one versatile reference system. Eighteen comprehensive articles introduce the main themes of these three foundational subjects and over 700 articles flow from those main themes. Extensive, easy-to-use cross-references enable you to follow your own research back and forth between articles.

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  • New Dictionary Of Theology

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    An authoritative reference for biblical, systematic and historical theology! From over 200 international contributors, here are 630 original articles, each biblically grounded, historically informed, and evangelical in flavor. Covering theologians, movements, terms, and ideas, each article is concise and free from overly technical language and enhanced by numerous cross references and bibliographies.

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  • Worship Music : A Concise Dictionary

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    The history of Western music is intimately tied to the worship of Christians and Jews. It was the Church and synagogue that provided the context for the development of Gregorian chant, the motet, the cantana, and virtually every important theorist, composer, and performer from Ambrose to Zwingli. Worship Music provides concise information on the people, terms, places, and elements of this worship.

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