Beowulf has been translated before, but not like this. In this faithful, but hardly wooden translation, Douglas Wilson gives listeners a taste of the heavy alliteration of Anglo-Saxon poetry. Lewis said Anglo-Saxon poetry was like "blows from a hammer" or "the repeated thunder of breakers on the beach." This recording should delight anyone who loves the sounds of words for their own sake. The essays found in the book are not included in this recording.
"Wonderful Reading! Somewhat Poor Audio."
Seen as godless by the religious and weak by the atheists, secularism mostly has been misunderstood. In How to Be Secular, Berlinerblau argues for a return to America’s hard-won secular tradition; the best way to protect religious diversity and freedom lies in keeping an eye on the encroachment of each into the other. Berlinerblau passionately defends the virtues of secularism, reminds us what it is and what it can protect, and urges us to mobilize around its cause, which is for all Americans to continue to enjoy freedom for - and from - religion.
The new edition of this successful text builds on the very latest research to present an original and unique exploration of the psychology of both spirituality and psychosis. The editor brings together fascinating perspectives from a broad range of distinguished contributors.This new edition covers the most recent body of research, both qualitative and quantitative, in its exploration of the interface between psychosis and spirituality, and investigation into anomalous experiences.
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Fresh out of federal witness protection and enjoying the pleasures of Venice, Italy, former mobster Vinny Fabrizio is offered the criminal chance of a lifetime: $10 million to destroy a crucially located container ship port and a shot at his FBI nemesis, Jack Rivers. The catch? He's being paid by anti-American Islamic insurgents, and the port is back home on American soil.
Darra Goldstein on sugar, Douglas Quint on ice cream, Jenn Louis on dumplings, Keith Wilson on wine vessels.
We talk to Darra Goldstein, editor of The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets; we meet Douglas Quint, one of the founders of New York City's Big Gay Ice Cream Truck; and we learn the simple art of Italian dumplings with chef Jenn Louis. Keith Wilson, curator of the exhibit Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., explains ancient Chinese wine vessels.