πŸ“’ Author : Mark A. Noll
πŸ“’ Publisher : Baker Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-07-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 368
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781441238801
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : In this popular introduction to church history, now in its third edition, Mark Noll isolates key events that provide a framework for understanding the history of Christianity. The book presents Christianity as a worldwide phenomenon rather than just a Western experience. Now organized around fourteen key moments in church history, this well-received text provides contemporary Christians with a fuller understanding of God as he has revealed his purpose through the centuries. This new edition includes a new preface; updates throughout the book; revised "further readings" for each chapter; and two new chapters, including one spotlighting Vatican II and Lausanne as turning points of the recent past. Students in academic settings and church adult education contexts will benefit from this one-semester survey of Christian history.


πŸ“’ Author : Martin Crotty
πŸ“’ Publisher : UNSW Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009
πŸ“’ Pages : 302
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781921410567
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : "Following on from the successful Great Mistakes in Australian History, Turning Points shows us key moments, serious decisions, random coincidences that really did change the course of history. Seventeen of Australia's leading historians prompt us to see history differently, in a challenging and engaging way."--Provided by publisher.


πŸ“’ Author : Louis Baldwin
πŸ“’ Publisher : McFarland
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1999-09-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 216
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0786406267
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Performing Arts

SYNOPSIS : This book contains biographical sketches of 83 people, with particular attention paid to moments that changed their lives. In different ways, they all overcame an obstacle or adapted to an outside force or turned discouragement into hope. Included are actors (Humphrey Bogart, Clint Eastwood, Katharine Hepburn), comics (Woody Allen, Bob Hope), entrepreneurs (Bill Gates), presidents (Harry Truman, Jimmy Carter), and seemingly ordinary people whose lives have inspired countless others (Grandma Moses, Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa). News anchor Oprah Winfrey had been described as too emotional, too nice, too unprofessional, and too unattractive to succeed at her Baltimore television station. After her perceptive station manager transformed her from news anchor to talk show host, Oprah was in her element and on her way. Young Louis Armstrong didn't let a stay in reform school keep him down. He determined he would learn to play the cornet. This led "Satchmo" to world fame as an always affable trumpet virtuoso loved by millions. Some of the 83 knew exactly what they wanted and where they were going; others had no idea. But they all experienced major turning points that took them to greater things.


πŸ“’ Author : James A. Rawley
πŸ“’ Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1989
πŸ“’ Pages : 230
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0803289359
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : James A. Rawley examines the seven turning points of the Civil War: the course of the slaveholding borderland in 1861, First Bull Run, the Trent affair, Antietam, the Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg and Vicksburg, and the presidential election of 1864. Among the topic unifying his book are slavery, democracy, British policy, military organization and progress, and the roles of Lincoln, McClellan, Davis, and Lee. The afterword looks at the Civil War itself as a turning point in American history. In a preface to this Bison Book editin, James A. Rawley, considers recent books that sustain the idea of turning points during the Civil War.


πŸ“’ Author : Henry Mann
πŸ“’ Publisher : The Minerva Group, Inc.
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2002-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 324
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781589636460
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Turning Points in the Worlds History was originally published in 1897 by The Christian Herald


πŸ“’ Author : Q. Edward Wang
πŸ“’ Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2002
πŸ“’ Pages : 362
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781580460972
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : An examination of how historical thinking has changed in recent years, through a comparison between Eastern and Western epochs.


πŸ“’ Author : Julia Ogilvy
πŸ“’ Publisher : Lion Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-11-21
πŸ“’ Pages : 97
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780745958255
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : When tragedy touched Julia Ogilvy's life, she found herself reassessing the way she lived. Married into a life of privilege - her wedding was attended by the Queen and Princess of Wales - and recently acclaimed Business Woman of the Year, she took the decision to leave her career to found a charity. Her story provides a powerful example of how a successful and glamorous life does not always bring peace - and how her new role gives her the fulfilment she sought. Julia's turning point was the death of baby Cameron, and after telling her story she charts the journeys of others whose lives have been similarly changed, from Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Bob Geldof to a young carer in an impoverished inner city environment. This book will provide inspiration to anyone disillusioned by the empty materialism of society.


πŸ“’ Author : Marc Rosenstein
πŸ“’ Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-07
πŸ“’ Pages : 464
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780827613836
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Examining the entire span of Jewish history by focusing on thirty pivotal moments in the Jewish people’s experience from biblical times through the presentβ€”essentially the most important events in the life of the Jewish peopleβ€”Turning Points in Jewish History provides β€œthe big picture”: both a broad and a deep understanding of the Jewish historical experience. Zeroing in on eight turning points in the biblical period, four in Hellenistic-Roman times, five in the Middle Ages, and thirteen in modernity, Marc J. Rosenstein elucidates each formative event with a focused history, a timeline, a primary text with commentary as an intimate window into the period, and a discussion of its legacy for subsequent generations. Along the way he candidly analyzes various controversies and schisms arising from Judaism’s encounters with power, powerlessness, exile, messianism, rationalism, mysticism, catastrophe, modernity, nationalism, feminism, and more. The book’s thirty distinct and logically connected events lend themselves to a full course or to customized classes on specific turning points. Discussion questions for every chapter (some in print, more online) facilitate reflection and continuing conversation.


πŸ“’ Author : Heath W. Carter
πŸ“’ Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
πŸ“’ Release Date :
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πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780802871527
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category :

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πŸ“’ Author : Hardy Grant
πŸ“’ Publisher : BirkhΓ€user
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-04-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 109
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781493932641
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Mathematics

SYNOPSIS : This book explores some of the major turning points in the history of mathematics, ranging from ancient Greece to the present, demonstrating the drama that has often been a part of its evolution. Studying these breakthroughs, transitions, and revolutions, their stumbling-blocks and their triumphs, can help illuminate the importance of the history of mathematics for its teaching, learning, and appreciation. Some of the turning points considered are the rise of the axiomatic method (most famously in Euclid), and the subsequent major changes in it (for example, by David Hilbert); the β€œwedding,” via analytic geometry, of algebra and geometry; the β€œtaming” of the infinitely small and the infinitely large; the passages from algebra to algebras, from geometry to geometries, and from arithmetic to arithmetics; and the revolutions in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that resulted from Georg Cantor’s creation of transfinite set theory. The origin of each turning point is discussed, along with the mathematicians involved and some of the mathematics that resulted. Problems and projects are included in each chapter to extend and increase understanding of the material. Substantial reference lists are also provided. Turning Points in the History of Mathematics will be a valuable resource for teachers of, and students in, courses in mathematics or its history. The book should also be of interest to anyone with a background in mathematics who wishes to learn more about the important moments in its development.