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The Chosen by Jerome Karabel
A professor of sociology at the University of California presents the findings of his survey of admissions at Princeton, revealing a century of exclusion that cuts to the core of the American experience, while raising important questions about the stratification of higher education in America. Reprint.
The Chosen by Chaim Potok
A baseball injury precipitates a friendship between two boys from Hasidic and Zionist families
Chaim Potok S The Chosen by Harold Bloom
An overview of the work features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.
The Chosen City by Nicholas Schoon
Comprehensively researched, the book serves as a wake-up call for everyone interested and involved in urban regeneration."--BOOK JACKET.
Evangelizing The Chosen People by Yaakov Shalom Ariel
Offers a history of the Protestant evangelization of Jews in the United States.
The Chosen Peoples by Todd Gitlin
Americans and Israelis have often thought that their nations were chosen, in perpetuity, to do God’s work. This belief in divine election is a potent, living force, one that has guided and shaped both peoples and nations throughout their history and continues to do so to this day. Through great adversity and despite serious challenges, Americans and Jews, leaders and followers, have repeatedly faced the world fortified by a sense that their nation has a providential destiny. As Todd Gitlin and Liel Leibovitz argue in this original and provocative book, what unites the two allies in a “special friendship” is less common strategic interests than this deep-seated and lasting theological belief that they were chosen by God. The United States and Israel each has understood itself as a nation placed on earth to deliver a singular message of enlightenment to a benighted world. Each has stumbled through history wrestling with this strange concept of chosenness, trying both to grasp the meaning of divine election and to bear the burden it placed them under. It was this idea that provided an indispensable justification when the Americans made a revolution against Britain, went to war with and expelled the Indians, expanded westward, built an overseas empire, and most recently waged war in Iraq. The equivalent idea gave rise to the Jewish people in the first place, sustained them in exodus and exile, and later animated the Zionist movement, inspiring the Israelis to vanquish their enemies and conquer the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Everywhere you look in American and Israeli history, the idea of chosenness is there. The Chosen Peoples delivers a bold new take on both nations’ histories. It shows how deeply the idea of chosenness has affected not only their enthusiasts but also their antagonists. It digs deeply beneath the superficialities of headlines, the details of negotiations, the excuses and justifications that keep cropping up for both nations’ successes and failures. It shows how deeply ingrained is the idea of a chosen people in both nations’ histories—and yet how complicated that idea really is. And it offers interpretations of chosenness that both nations dearly need in confronting their present-day quandaries. Weaving together history, theology, and politics, The Chosen Peoples vividly retells the dramatic story of two nations bound together by a wild and sacred idea, takes unorthodox perspectives on some of our time’s most searing conflicts, and offers an unexpected conclusion: only by taking the idea of chosenness seriously, wrestling with its meaning, and assuming its responsibilities can both nations thrive.
The Chosen by A. Beker
The Chosen explores Judaism s key defining concept and inquires why it remains the central unspoken and explosive psychological, historical, and theological problem at the heart of Jewish-Gentile relations. Crisscrossing the twin cultural and theological divides between Judaism, Christendom, and Islam, The Chosen explains how the Jews, of all people, have come to represent at once the epitome of both the good and the odious. Beker covers not only the great stories of how the Jews came to be chosen and the Christian, Muslim, and Nazi efforts to appropriate the title, but also the key role "chosenness" plays in contemporary anti-Semitism and in the current Middle East conflict over the Land of Israel and the chosen city of Jerusalem.
Being The Chosen by Dr Julie Scott Jones
Being the Chosen explores Christian fundamentalism in the USA, focusing particularly on the belief system of Protestant fundamentalists. It establishes the key characteristics of the Protestant worldview, investigating the degrees to which these are adhered to amongst different groups and how such belief systems are constructed and reinforced through everyday life. By presenting rich empirical material, Being the Chosen sheds light on the manner in which the Protestant fundamentalist worldview shapes and constructs the beliefs and actions of its adherents, providing them with agency and reinforcement in the face of oppositional forces. As such, it will interest not only sociologists, but also scholars of religion and the culture and society of the USA.
The Chosen by J.E. Runnion
Author J.E. Runnion invites you to begin the first book of a trilogy series filled with action, suspense, and full of surprises involving a group of men Chosen to fight evil in this tale of adventure. JD is taken away by the archangel Michael to begin training as one of God’s Chosen. His abilities are in the forms of a white owl, timber wolf, and Siberian tiger. Taking any of the animal forms allows him to confront, defeat, and banish evil.
The Chosen by Usha K. R.
Usha K.R. Is A Miniaturist, And She Shares The Miniaturist S Fierce Love Of Technical Virtuosity And Minute Attention To Detail. Namita Gokhale Her Familiar Existence Disrupted After Her Father S Death, Nagaratna Is Forced To Move From Her Village To The Semi-Squalid Environs Of Vitthala Colony In The City Of Bangalore, Where Her Brother Lives. A Former Village That Has Been Engulfed By The Expanding Metropolis, Vitthala Colony Retains Some Of The Primitive Characteristics Of A South Indian Village. It Is The Bastion Of The Lesser Tradition, For Here Live Plague-Amma, The Goddess Who Was Created When An Epidemic Of Plague Swept The Land, And Nallikai Swami, A No-Nonsense Swami Named After The Four Gooseberry Trees In His Compound. Trapped In This World With People Whom She Sees As Leading Truncated Lives, People With Thickened Sensibilities And No Hope, Nagaratna Yearns For Something Uncluttered And Noble And Fulfilling . And Then A Job In An Exclusive Ashram School Allows Her To Glimpse A World Where The Human State Of Grace Has Been Restored, A School Emblematic Of The Restraint And Good Taste Inculcated By A More Sophisticated Awareness . . . Nagaratna Is Transfigured By The Life It Offers And The People She Meets, And Most Importantly, By The Love She Believes She Has Found. Set In Southern India, Shifting Between Bangalore And A Fictional French Protectorate On The Western Coast Where The Ashram Is Located, The Chosen Tells The Compelling Story Of A Young Woman Torn Between Who She Is And Who She Wants To Be.