The Testaments

The Testaments
Author : Margaret Atwood
Publisher : Anchor
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2019-09-10
ISBN 10 : 9780385543798
ISBN 13 : 0385543794
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Testaments Book Description:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE • A modern masterpiece that "reminds us of the power of truth in the face of evil” (People)—and can be read on its own or as a sequel to Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale. “Atwood’s powers are on full display” (Los Angeles Times) in this deeply compelling Booker Prize-winning novel, now updated with additional content that explores the historical sources, ideas, and material that inspired Atwood. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third: Aunt Lydia. Her complex past and uncertain future unfold in surprising and pivotal ways. With The Testaments, Margaret Atwood opens up the innermost workings of Gilead, as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.

The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs

The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
Author : Apostle Horn
Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages :
Release :
ISBN 10 : 9780244127459
ISBN 13 : 024412745X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs Book Description:

The Handmaid s Tale and the Testaments Box Set

The Handmaid s Tale and the Testaments Box Set
Author : Margaret Atwood
Publisher : Anchor Books
Total Pages :
Release : 2020-10-20
ISBN 10 : 0593311647
ISBN 13 : 9780593311646
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handmaid s Tale and the Testaments Box Set Book Description:

A box set of Margaret Atwood's bestselling companioned novels, The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments. In The Handmaid's Tale, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War and the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead's Commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive. In The Testaments, set more than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, The Republic of Gilead maintains its repressive grip on power, but it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women come together, with potentially explosive results.This beautifully designed slipcase will make the perfect holiday and perennial gift.

Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs

Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
Author : Robert Kugler
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2001-10-01
ISBN 10 : 9780567625151
ISBN 13 : 056762515X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs Book Description:

The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs is of especial interest to students of early Judaism and Christianity, though this importance is not always recognized. This collection preserves extra-biblical traditions about the sons of Jacob, it reflects a moral worldview of Jews and Christians around the turn of the era, and it casts light on its authors' eschatological imagination. Robert A. Kugler introduces the student to the Testaments' contents, their relationship to other texts of the era, textual witnesses and sources, and rehearses the debate regarding authorship, compositional history and purpose. He also examines the Testaments from the fresh perspective of rhetorical strategy, asking what sort of theological notions the Testaments would have conjured in the minds of early Jewish and Christian listeners or readers.

The Great Controversy

The Great Controversy
Author : Tom de Bruin
Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Total Pages : 264
Release : 2014-12-10
ISBN 10 : 9783525540350
ISBN 13 : 3525540353
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Controversy Book Description:

The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs (T12P), one of the longest texts of the so-called “Old Testament Pseudepigrapha,” presents the fictitious farewell speeches that the twelve sons of Jacob held on their respective deathbeds. Tom de Bruin examines these twelve monologues as literary products in order to understand the function of the text for the setting in which it was composed. He approaches T12P from three directions: an analysis of the paraenetic parts, a discussion of the anthropology, and a comparative examination of other contemporaneous works documenting a world-view similar to T12P. These three approaches merge into a detailed discussion about the reasoning behind the admonition in T12P, and identifies the fundamental message of the text, namely that each person stands between the forces of good and evil and that this person is called to constantly decide which way to follow. Though T12P is still familiar with the apocalyptic origin and plays with the cosmological implications of this 'great controversy', the text clearly puts the emphasis on the battle inside each individual. It is thereby an important witness for reinterpreting and reapplying apocalyptic traditions through ethicizing them and focusing on the individual. Such an individualistic application of the 'great controversy' theme can be found in a number of other (mostly Christian) works, revealing a similar understanding of mankind’s existence and development as in T12P. The analysis of the ethical reappropriation of apocalyptic traditions in T12P provides important insights into the foundations of early Christian ethics, ancient anthropology, and the Jewish and Christian understanding of the struggle between good and evil.

Non Retaliation in Early Jewish and New Testament Texts

Non Retaliation in Early Jewish and New Testament Texts
Author : Gordon Zerbe
Publisher : A&C Black
Total Pages : 307
Release : 1993-10-01
ISBN 10 : 185075389X
ISBN 13 : 9781850753896
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non Retaliation in Early Jewish and New Testament Texts Book Description:

This study examines the varieties and continuities of ethical exhortations and ideals in the Jewish and Christian traditions (c. 200 BCE-100 CE) that fall under the rubric of non-retaliation. One of the principal conclusions of this thought-provoking work is that a critical factor in determining the shape of non-retaliatory ethics is whether the exhortation is applied to relations within the local and/or elect community or to relations with oppressors of the elect community. It becomes apparent also that the non-retaliatory ethic of the NT stands solidly in the tradition of non-retaliatory ethics in Early Judaism.

Bridge between the Testaments

Bridge between the Testaments
Author : Donald E. Gowan
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages : 436
Release : 1986-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9780915138883
ISBN 13 : 0915138883
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge between the Testaments Book Description: