A revealing, and troubling, view of today's American high school students and the ways they pursue high grades and success. Veteran teacher Denise Pope follows five highly regarded students through a school year and discovers that these young people believe getting ahead requires manipulating the system, scheming, lying and cheating.A revealing, and troubling, view of today's American high school students and the ways they pursue high grades and success. Veteran teacher Denise Pope follows five highly regarded students through a school year and discovers that these young people believe getting ahead requires manipulating the system, scheming, lying and cheating.Read Less
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New. An eminent church historian and patristic scholar, Wilken came to the realization many years ago that forming an historical picture of the early Christians by looking only at Christian documents must lead to distortion, which could only be remedied by taking seriously the testimony of contemporary pagan views of the Church. In this now-classic work of historical investigation, Wilken presents us with pagan opinion as represented by Pliny the Younger, Celsus, Galen, Porphyry, and Julian the Apostate. Only with the resulting sense of the opposition and prejudice the early Church faced can we begin to grasp the real significance of the early apologists' defense of the faith, and understand why early Christian doctrine developed as it did. 214 pp.
A nice complement to books describing Christian progress and problems with the Roman empire.
Jul 23, 2009
It is amazing... 6 starts
It is a very interesting point of view. I have read much on those subjects, but always felt I needed something more pagan and less Christian. The reason? : to understand the situation in those old days. This book does not have waste. Galenus, Celsus and Plinio: a delicious reading.
Para los que leemos en castellano, va a ser muy dificil encontrar literatura tan detallada y especifica en nuestra lengua. Lastima que no traduzcan ese libro al castellano, es excelente.
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