Rescue for the Dead

Rescue for the Dead Author Jeffrey A. Trumbower
ISBN-10 0198032323
Year 2001-09-27
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Christianity is a religion of salvation in which believers have always anticipated post-mortem bliss for the faithful and non-salvation for others. Here, Trumbower examines how and why death came to be perceived as such a firm boundary of salvation. Analyzing exceptions to this principle from ancient Christianity, he finds that the principle itself was slow to develop and not universally accepted in the Christian movement's first four hundred years. In fact, only in the West was this principle definitively articulated, due in large part to the work and influence of Augustine.

THEIR PLACE IN HISTORY

THEIR PLACE IN HISTORY Author Sharon J. Nicholson
ISBN-10 1462054528
Year 2011-10-27
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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This is a rich source of eyewitness history, and Sharon Nicholson had the vision to capture it before it disappeared. WWII experiences that spanned the globe, some are told with painful pathos, some with painstakingly objectivity, some with humor, all with honesty and sincerity. Nicholson has faithfully captured the voices of these men and women to produce an engaging read--history from the perspective of those who lived it.

The History of Alexander the Great

The History of Alexander the Great Author Ernest A. Wallis Budge
ISBN-10 9781107631175
Year 2013-07-04
Pages 684
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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This 1889 book is an edition of the Syriac version of a text on the life of Alexander the Great.

History of the Holy Trinity Guild at Sleaford with an account of its miracle plays religious mysteries and shows as practised in the fifteenth century And an introduction delineating the changes that have taken place in the localities within the district about Sleaford since that period To which is added an appendix detailing the traditions which still prevail and a description of the Lincoln Pageants The whole illustrated by copious notes critical historical and explanatory

History of the Holy Trinity Guild at Sleaford  with an account of its miracle plays  religious mysteries and shows  as practised in the fifteenth century  And an introduction delineating the changes that have taken place in the localities     within the district about Sleaford since that period  To which is added an appendix detailing the traditions which still prevail  and a description of the Lincoln Pageants     The whole illustrated by copious notes  critical  historical  and explanatory Author George OLIVER (D.D., Rector of South Hykeham.)
ISBN-10 BL:A0019291277
Year 1837
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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A Dark Page in History

A Dark Page in History Author Suping Lu
ISBN-10 9780761858829
Year 2012-10-12
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher University Press of America
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On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops captured China’s former capital, Nanjing. The events that followed became known as the Rape of Nanking, or the Nanjing Massacre, which, with its magnitude and brutality, shocked the civilized world. Mass executions, rampant raping, wholesale looting, and widespread burning went on for weeks. After the worst of the atrocities was over, three American diplomats were allowed to return to the fallen city on January 6, 1938. Three days later, British Consul Humphrey Ingelram Prideaux-Brune, Military Attaché William Alexander Lovat-Fraser, and Air Attaché J. S. Walser, along with German diplomats, arrived in Nanjing on the HMS Cricket to reopen the British Embassy. The British diplomats continuously sent out dispatches reporting local conditions before and after their arrival. These documents form a consistent and reliable record of the massacre, its aftermath, and the general social conditions in the months that followed. This book contains a collection of British diplomatic documents, Royal Navy reports of proceedings, and US naval intelligence reports. A Dark Page in History examines these newly unearthed documents that enhance our knowledge and understanding of the scope and depth of the tragedy in Nanjing.