Against the Gods

"An extremely readable history of risk." -Barron's "Fascinating . . . this challenging volume will help you understand the uncertainties that every investor must face." -Money "A singular achievement.

Author: Peter L. Bernstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470534532

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller "Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism." —The New York Times "An extraordinarily entertaining and informative book." —The Wall Street Journal "A lively panoramic book . . . Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it." —Business Week "Deserves to be, and surely will be, widely read." —The Economist "[A] challenging book, one that may change forever the way people think about the world." —Worth "No one else could have written a book of such central importance with so much charm and excitement." —Robert Heilbroner author, The Worldly Philosophers "With his wonderful knowledge of the history and current manifestations of risk, Peter Bernstein brings us Against the Gods. Nothing like it will come out of the financial world this year or ever. I speak carefully: no one should miss it." —John Kenneth Galbraith Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against the Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today. "An extremely readable history of risk." —Barron's "Fascinating . . . this challenging volume will help you understand the uncertainties that every investor must face." —Money "A singular achievement." —Times Literary Supplement "There's a growing market for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly-witness Stephen Jay Gould (natural history), Oliver Sacks (disease), Richard Dawkins (heredity), James Gleick (physics), Paul Krugman (economics)-and Bernstein would mingle well in their company." —The Australian

God Against the Gods

Describes the struggle between monotheism and polytheism in the ancient world, revealing the dark side of monotheism--holy war, inquisitions, and martyrdom--and the brighter side of polytheism, including its emphasis on religious liberty.

Author: Jonathan Kirsch

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Describes the struggle between monotheism and polytheism in the ancient world, revealing the dark side of monotheism--holy war, inquisitions, and martyrdom--and the brighter side of polytheism, including its emphasis on religious liberty.

God Against the Gods

They were as shocked and disgusted as any of the biblical prophets at the tribes of northern Europe, who believed that the high god called Odin preferred to ...

Author: Jonathan Kirsch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440626588

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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"Lively… points out that the conflict between the worship of many gods and the worship of one true god never disappeared." —Publishers Weekly "Jonathan Kirsch has written another blockbuster about the Bible and its world." —David Noel Freedman, Editor-in-Chief of the Anchor Bible Project "Kirsch tackles the central issue bedeviling the world today - religious intolerance… A timely book, well-written and researched." —Leonard Shlain, author of The Alphabet and the Goddess and Sex, Time and Power "An intriguing read." —The Jerusalem Report "A timely tale about the importance of religious tolerance in today’s world." —San Francisco Chronicle "Kirsch is a fine storyteller with a flair for rendering ancient tales relevant and appealing." —The Washington Post

Twelve Against the Gods

And, in consequence, when drawing up their comparative tables, set their statistics of women's work, not against the mass of thus unhandicapped men, ...

Author: William Bolitho

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1635765048

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 247

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An instant bestseller when first published in 1929—biographies of twelve bold individuals from history and what they did to separate themselves from the pack. In his trademark journalist style, author William Bolitho details the lives of twelve great adventurers—Alexander the Great, Casanova, Christopher Columbus, Mahomet, Lola Montez, Cagliostro (and Seraphina), Charles XII of Sweden, Napoleon I, Lucius Sergius Catiline, Napoleon III, Isadora Duncan, and Woodrow Wilson. Bolitho elucidates both the struggles and successes that made these figures so iconic, and demonstrates how they all battled convention and conformity to achieve enduring fame and notoriety. “We are born adventurers,” Bolitho writes, “and the love of adventures never leaves us till we are very old; old, timid men, in whose interest it is that adventure should quite die out. This is why all the poets are on one side, and all the laws on the other; for laws are made by, and usually for, old men.” Though his essays are nearly one hundred years old, they encompass the timeless values of perseverance, bravery, and strength of spirit that have proven to resonate with the pioneers and thought leaders of today. “It’s really quite good.” —Elon Musk “Twelve Against the Gods provides an interesting perspective on what drove and impeded this group of adventurers . . . A good read for anyone who’s interested in history or looking to find some motivation to switch things up and break the rules.” —Áine Cain, Business Insider “I think Twelve Against the Gods is also very appropriate for this day and age. We need adventurers, and there still are a lot of adventurers.” —China Ryall, daughter of William Bolitho


Against the Gods

What is the relationship between the Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern mythology? Currid examines the evidence, arguing that the Old Testament is highly polemical as he stresses differentiation over continuity.

Author: John D. Currid

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433531836

Category: Religion

Page: 153

View: 357

Did the writers of Scripture borrow ideas from their cultural neighbors? What is the relationship between the Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern mythology? Currid examines the evidence, arguing that the Old Testament is highly polemical as he stresses differentiation over continuity.


Who Let the Gods Out 4 Against All Gods

The laughs come thick and fast' DAVID SOLOMONS on book 1 In the series finale of Maz Evans' bestselling Who Let the Gods Out? series, Elliot faces his darkest period yet.

Author: Maz Evans

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 1911490877

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 487

The fourth and final book in the hilarious bestselling WHO LET THE GODS OUT series; perfect for fans of David Solomons! 'I totally fell in love with Elliot and the gods, and I think you're all going to love them too.' ROBIN STEVENS on book 1 'One of the funniest new voices in children's literature. The laughs come thick and fast' DAVID SOLOMONS on book 1 In the series finale of Maz Evans' bestselling Who Let the Gods Out? series, Elliot faces his darkest period yet. As well as facing up to his fears, he realises that the future of mankind - and the survival of everything he holds dear - is at stake. But can a bunch of misfit gods, a lost constellation and a mortal boy stand up to the daemon hordes?

The City of God

Not without reason is Porphyry surprised that a man should utter such wild and empty threats against the gods, — not against gods oi no account, but against ...

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)

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Category: Apologetics

Page: 744

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Twelve Against the Gods

Recently named by Elon Musk ask one of his favorite books of all time, Twelve Against the Gods is William Bolitho's 1929 collection of biographical essays on the lives and accomplishments of famed fortune-hunters, adventurers, daredevils, ...

Author: William Bolitho

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781635765397

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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Recently named by Elon Musk ask one of his favorite books of all time, Twelve Against the Gods is William Bolitho's 1929 collection of biographical essays on the lives and accomplishments of famed fortune-hunters, adventurers, daredevils, and explorers including Alexander the Great, Casanova, Isadora Duncan, and Napoleon.


Colossians

Although the English word is almost always confined to the vertical dimension (against God or gods), the Greeks used this word not only in reference to ...

Author: David J. Landegent

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512773301

Category: Religion

Page: 1016

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Some people cant see the forest for the treesthey get so bogged down in details that they lose sight of what its all about. Others cant see the trees for the forestthey miss the wondrous details all around them. So why not look instead at both the forest and the trees? This commentary on Pauls letter to the Colossians guides you in doing just that. Even though we will be exploring ancient biblical cultures and learning plenty about the Greek language, no prior academic training is needed. Technical terms have been set aside. Instead, with everyday language we will discover the big picture and revel in the fine details of this stunning letter, amazed by how God is still speaking these same words today to contemporary personal and social challenges. We will not then be tourists rapidly zipping through Colossians as if on a monotonous interstate highway. Instead we will be hiking our way through this letter, step by step, phrase by phrase, finding joy in Gods truth and growing in our faith. Come and join the journey.


The Armoury

6 ) , “ in blasphemy against God , to blaspheme His name , and His tabernacle , and them that dwell in heaven . " XXVI . Antichrist denieth the Father and ...

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Category: Anti-Catholicism

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Sermons on several occasions

Speaking blasphemously against God , or Ps . reproachfully concerning religion , or to the disgrace of piety , with intent to subvert men's faith in God ...

Author: Isaac Barrow

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Category: Theology

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John Calvin s Bible Commentaries On Jeremiah 48 52 And The Lamentations

Deity; for though they devised for themselves various gods, yet they all ... acted wickedly against Jehovah; not indeed that they ascribed to God his honor, ...

Author: John Calvin

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849672573

Category: Religion

Page: 496

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The Commentaries On Jeremiah, like those on The Minor Prophets, were delivered as Lectures In The Theological School At Geneva, taken down by some of the Pupils, and afterwards read to Calvin, and corrected. We find in them the production of the same vigorous and expansive mind: The Divine Oracles are faithfully explained, the meaning is clearly stated, and such brief deductions are made as the subjects legitimately warrant. Though the Lectures were extemporaneously delivered, there is yet so much order preserved, and such brevity, clearness, and suitableness of diction are found in them, that in these respects they nearly equal the most finished compositions of Calvin as proof that he possessed a mind of no common order. The Ministry Of Jeremiah extended over a large space of time from the thirteenth year of Josiah's reign till after the final overthrow of the nation; but for how long after that period, it is not known. Between the thirteenth year of Josiah and the destruction of the city and Temple, there were about forty years. This was a remarkable period, and Jeremiah nearly alone labored among the people. Their sins had been for the most part the same for a long time - for nearly two centuries, as it appears from the testimonies of his predecessors, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Joel, Micah, Nahum, and Zephaniah; for these seven had in this order preceded him. Zephaniah And Habakkuk were probably for a time his contemporaries, the first at the commencement, and the other near the end of his ministry.

The Theatre of Gods Judgements

Wherein is Represented the Admirable Justice of God Against All Notorious Sinners, Great and Small, Specially Against the Most Eminent Persons in the World ...

Author: Thomas Beard

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: God

Page: 444

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A collection of stories relating to the sins of famous and historical figures, including an account of the death of Marlowe.

Peter L Bernstein Classics Boxed Set

Read the bestseller Against the Gods and learn how risk taking propelled the progress of science and enterprise into the modern world. Read The Power of Gold for the story of history?s most coveted, celebrated, and inglorious asset.

Author: Peter L. Bernstein

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471736257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1200

View: 444

One of the foremost financial writers of his generation, Peter Bernstein has the unique ability to synthesize intellectual history and economics with the theory and practice of investment management. Now, with this one-of-a-kind boxed set, you will be able to enjoy three of the most important and critically acclaimed books by this engaging investment writer -- Capital Ideas, Against the Gods, and The Power of Gold. Read Capital Ideasand trace the origins of modern Wall Street. Read the bestseller Against the Gods and learn how risk taking propelled the progress of science and enterprise into the modern world. Read The Power of Gold for the story of history?s most coveted, celebrated, and inglorious asset. Order the set today.