Verdi The Operas and Choral Works Unlocking the Masters Series

Biographies

Verdi: The Operas and Choral Works (Unlocking the Masters Series) by Victor Lederer
A Treatise on True Theology with the Life of Franciscus Junius by Franciscus Junius
Jesus Among Other Gods: Youth Edition: The Absolute Truth of the Christian Message (Extreme Series) by Kevin Johnson
Breathing Matters: A New Zealand Guide by Jim Bartley
The Lion and the Eagle: The Protagonists Volume One: Anglo-German Naval Confrontation in the Imperial Era – 1815-1914 by David J. Gregory

Verdi: The Operas and Choral Works (Unlocking the Masters Series) by Victor Lederer

English | 16 Oct. 2014 | ISBN: 1574674404 | 224 Pages | MOBI | 832.87 KB

Giuseppe Verdi’s career forms one of the loveliest arcs in musical history. The passion of his works resonates universally, while the sophistication of his middle and late operas satisfies demanding ears and tastes. In Verdi: The Operas and Choral Works, Victor Lederer surveys every one of the master’s 28 operas and his greatest choral pieces, showing Verdi’s growth as a musical dramatist-he would revolutionise the hidebound conventions of 19th-century Italian opera-and his single-minded pursuit of dramatic truth. After describing the chaotic milieu in which Verdi learned his craft, the book provides act-by-act analyses of the early masterpieces Nabucco, Ernani, and Macbeth. The neglected operas from the composer’s self-described „years in the galleys“ are covered together. Lederer then takes readers through the magnificent sequence of Verdi operas from Luisa Miller onward, including the fine but underrated Stiffelio. Each of the late operas – Don Carlo, Aida, and Othello and Falstaff, the twin Shakespearean masterworks that crown Verdi’s oeuvre – is discussed at length in its own chapter. Lederer also examines Verdi’s monumental Requiem along with the choral Quattro pezzi sacri, Verdi’s sublime final achievement. The book comes with a Naxos CD of musical selections representing highlights from throughout Verdi’s long, remarkable career.

A Treatise on True Theology with the Life of Franciscus Junius by Franciscus Junius

English | 22 Oct. 2014 | ASIN: B00OU0G8T8 | 300 Pages | MOBI | 531.04 KB

Franciscus Junius (1545–1602) was an influential pastor and professor during the developmental years of Reformed orthodoxy. As a skilled linguist, biblical exegete, and theologian, Junius shaped the Reformed tradition in profound ways.
Junius’s ‚Treatise on True Theology‘ is a scholastic introduction to the discipline of theology. He reflects on the definition of theology, where it comes from, and the variety of modes it takes. This book set a lasting pattern for many Reformed theologians in their approach to dogmatics, establishing a benchmark for theological prolegomena for years to come. Accompanying this work is The Life of Franciscus Junius, which provides an autobiographical account of the tumultuous days of Junius’s life and the complex circumstances that the Reformed churches faced during the French and Spanish wars of religion.
Although Junius’s significance in the history of Protestant theology is increasingly valued by historians, most of his impressive body of works is not available to English-speaking readers. David C. Noe’s fine translation of these two important writings will certainly rectify this deficit. Readers are further aided by Willem van Asselt’s valuable introductory essay, which offers a scholarly perspective on the treatise and on Junius’s life and work in the context of the rise of Reformed scholasticism and orthodoxy.
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Franciscus Junius (1545–1602) taught theology at the Casimirianum Neustadt, the University of Heidelberg, and the University of Leiden.
Endorsements:
“Lambert Daneau (1530–1595) described Franciscus Junius as ‘a man of singular learning’—and that he was. His biblical scholarship was cited widely by writers from a variety of traditions in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His influence on the Reformed tradition has been profound, even if not all Reformed folk are aware of it. Now, English readers will be able to see for themselves why that was. This work, with Willem van Asselt’s introduction and Junius’s moving and delightful autobiography, is a most valuable source for the continuing recovery of the Reformed tradition and a window into the theology and piety of classic Reformed theology.” — R. Scott Clark, professor of church history and historical theology, Westminster Seminary California
“The present volume is a significant effort on several counts. It presents an invaluable and highly influential work to contemporary students of Reformed thought. It offers the first English translation of Junius’s autobiography, a work published posthumously in the seventeenth-century edition of Junius’s complete works. It also offers,by way of the introduction, a perspective on the treatise and on Junius’s life and work in the context of the rise of Reformed scholasticism and orthodoxy.” — Richard A. Muller, from the foreword
“’True Theology‘ is an excellent example that early modern Reformed theology was not a rationalistic, deterministic, or decreetal system, but rather a relational enterprise, determined by and determinative of the divine–human relationship.The important role Junius played in helping shape this Reformed tradition and the significance of his ‚True Theology‘ for the development of Reformed dogmatics cannot be overestimated.” — Willem J. van Asselt, from the introduction

Jesus Among Other Gods: Youth Edition: The Absolute Truth of the Christian Message (Extreme Series) by Kevin Johnson

English | 23 Nov. 2010 | ISBN: 0849942179 | 145 Pages | MOBI | 715.15 KB

You can’t be friends with God if the God you believe in doesn’t really exist.You can’t depend on God if your God is a figment of your imagination.In a world full of gods, how do you know Jesus is real?You have probably heard things like:All religions lead to the same God.All faiths teach the same things.It doesn’t matter what you believe-just that you believe sincerely. But Jesus said that:He alone is the way to God.He alone shows us the truth of who God is.He alone gives us life close to God.In this youth edition of Jesus Among Other Gods, Ravi Zacharias gives solid evidence as to why we should choose Jesus Christ as THE God among all other gods. Zacharias contrasts the truth of Jesus with the founders of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, providing strong descriptions of each faith and solid defenses for the cause of Christ. In addition to the religion comparisons, the book answers questions such as: „What about all the hypocrites at church?“ „How scientific is science?“ „How can you best share what you believe?“ and „Does the Bible teach reincarnation?“ You can never be too young to learn how to defend your faith . . . and this book will tell you exactly how to do just that!

Breathing Matters: A New Zealand Guide by Jim Bartley

English | 1 Nov. 2011 | ASIN: B00AM7FGEQ | 213 Pages | MOBI | 2.44 MB

A revolutionary book from top Ear, Nose & Throat surgeon, Dr Jim Bartley, and highly-regarded breathing expert,Tania Clifton-Smith, who believe that good breathing patterns can dramatically improve the lives of people with major diseases such as heart disease, asthma and depression.Breathing well helps us relax, normalises body biochemistry, reduces muscle pain and allows the re-establishment of normal posture and movement. Part I discusses the role of smell and the „nose brain“ in our everyday lives. These chapters provide a physiological, scientific basis to the book. Part II discusses basic breathing techniques, posture, self-massage and muscle stretching techniques. These are the self-help techniques that you can adopt to help yourself. Part III discusses common disease conditions that can be improved by attention to breathing techniques. These include asthma, heart disease, migraine, tension headache, jaw-joint pain, anxiety and depression.

The Lion and the Eagle: The Protagonists Volume One: Anglo-German Naval Confrontation in the Imperial Era – 1815-1914 by David J. Gregory

English | 1 Aug. 2012 | ISBN: 0957286406 | 499 Pages | MOBI | 2.59 MB

The Lion and the Eagle is a Trilogy describing how Britain and Germany, from being close allies during the Napoleonic wars, became steadily estranged once the newly formed German Empire, already the dominant military force in Europe, set out to challenge British maritime supremacy. It then follows the story through the events of the First World War to the final denouement in 1919, when the remnants of the Kaiser’s High Seas Fleet scuttled themselves in Scapa Flow. This first volume, ‚The Protagonists‘, covers the period from 1815 to the outbreak of hostilities in 1914. It introduces the main players on both sides of the divide, and describes the process of progressive alienation that accompanied a naval race which stretched the financial and industrial resources of both nations to the limit. It also seeks to show that the great fleet constructed by Germany was a, if not the, prime cause of her defeat in the subsequent conflict. Not only did it radically alter the balance of power in Europe by ensuring that Britain would become involved on the side of Germany’s enemies, it also consumed resources of men, materiel and capital that would have been more effectively devoted to the army. Had this been the case, it is argued that the Great War would probably have been over, in Germany’s favour, by Christmas 1914 with all the vast and imponderable consequences for the history of the twentieth century that this would have implied.

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