The Survivors' Club: Six men and one woman, injured in the Napoleonic Wars, their friendships forged in steel and loyalty. But for one, her trials are not over...
The Survivors' Club: Six men and one woman, injured in the Napoleonic Wars, their friendships forged in steel and loyalty. But for one, her trials are not over....
Examine every inch of the Heidelberg Catechism in this two-volume commentary. You'll rediscover the comfort of the Savior who rules every part of this world. Warmly written and engaging, this great work is the product of Fred Klooster's decades of specialization in catechism research and teaching. Indispensable for preachers, scholars, and anyone else interested in this 16th-century confession.
S. A. Lloyd proposes a radically new interpretation of Hobbes's Leviathan that shows transcendent interests--interests that override the fear of death--to be crucial to both Hobbes's analysis of social disorder and his proposed remedy to it. Most previous commentators in the analytic philosophical tradition have argued that Hobbes thought that credible threats of physical force could be sufficient to deter people from political insurrection. Professor Lloyd convincingly shows that because Hobbes took the transcendence of religious and moral interests seriously, he never believed that mere physical force could ensure social order. Lloyd's interpretation demonstrates the ineliminability of that half of Leviathan devoted to religion, and attributes to Hobbes a much more plausible conception of human nature than the narrow psychological egoism traditionally attributed to Hobbes.
All my life I had heard tales about when my father, Mason Bentley, was a buccaneer captain. Feared by the most dreaded pirates and esteemed by his loyal crew, he was one of the most revered men on the high seas. His reputation stood strong long after he settled as a merchant captain, and as one of his sailors, I respected his fair and just command. But I was tired of walking in his shadow, and tired of sanding the damn decks. Wanting a higher ranking on his crew, I decided to finally take my stand against the man all men feared. No matter what the cost, I was determined to become the navigator of Mason's Bentley's crew, but I ended up sailing away with much more than I bargained for, and came to realize that the life of a buccaneer was the only life for me. -Sterling Bentley-