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

"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 ...

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

Thongor Against the Gods

Soon Thongor finds his mighty Valkarthan sword pitted against the sinister magic of those who serve the Black Gods of Chaos.

Author: Lin Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473220408

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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At first, Thongor's goal seems simple - rescue his princess from her kidnapper. But on the lost continent of ancient Lemuria, where science is hardly distinguishable from sorcery, things are seldom clear-cut. Soon Thongor finds his mighty Valkarthan sword pitted against the sinister magic of those who serve the Black Gods of Chaos. Wherever dangers threatens, Thongor must be ready to fight - for the survival of mankind depends on the outcome of his cosmic contest!

Against the Gods

The narrative recounts the struggles of Wendy Bakari on her journey to woman.

Author: Crystal Ading

Publisher: Fimbo Publishing

ISBN: 0981862608

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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The narrative recounts the struggles of Wendy Bakari on her journey to woman. After a successful stay in the city to obtain her education, a jilted Wendy returns to a fictional African Village called Lufinga where she is forced to confront misogyny, evil spirits, female circumcision and other strange customs. Yet as the granddaughter of the village witch, she must walk a fine line lest she be consumed by her own desires.

Peter L Bernstein Classics Collection

Capital Ideas and Capital Ideas Evolving traces the origins of modern Wall Street, from the pioneering work of early scholars and the development of new theories in risk, valuation, and investment returns, to the actual implementation of ...

Author: Peter L. Bernstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118519566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1512

View: 477

A classic collection of titles from one of the world's greatestfinancial writers One of the foremost financial writers of his generation, thelate Peter Bernstein had the unique ability to synthesizeintellectual history and economics with the theory and practice ofinvestment management. Now, with the Peter L. Bernstein ClassicsCollection e-bundle, you will be able to enjoy some of the mostimportant and critically acclaimed books by this engaginginvestment writer—Capital Ideas, Against the Gods, ThePower of Gold, and Capital Ideas Evolving. Capital Ideas and Capital Ideas Evolving tracesthe origins of modern Wall Street, from the pioneering work ofearly scholars and the development of new theories in risk,valuation, and investment returns, to the actual implementation ofthese theories in the real world of investment management Against the Gods skillfully explores one of the mostprofound issues of our time—the role of risk in oursociety—in a non-technical and accessible style The Power of Gold tells the story of how history's mostcoveted, celebrated, and inglorious asset has inspired romanticmyths, daring explorations, and titanic struggles for money andpower Engaging and informative, Peter L. Bernstein ClassicsCollection puts the insights of one of the greatest financialwriters of our time at your fingertips.

A God Against the Gods

Akhenaten, husband of Nefertiti and Pharoah of Egypt, wields his powers to establish himself as the supreme god, thereby directly challenging the existing order and the old gods themselves.

Author: Allen Drury

Publisher: Wordfire Press

ISBN: 9781614752813

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

View: 850

Akhenaten, husband of Nefertiti and Pharoah of Egypt, wields his powers to establish himself as the supreme god, thereby directly challenging the existing order and the old gods themselves.

Twelve Against the Gods Summary and Analysis

In this book, we present a summary of the key figures in Bolitho's classic and pull key lessons - both professional and personal - that we can learn from these towering figures.

Author: Steve Smalls

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781536878462

Category:

Page: 108

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Twelve Against the Gods: The Story of Adventure is a 1929 collection of short and exquisitely written biographical essays on the lives of such famed adventurers as Alexander the Great, Casanova, Christopher Columbus, Napoleon, and Isadora Duncan. The author, William Bolitho, celebrates the contradictions and bipolar tensions that live inside and often drive even history's most celebrated heroes. In this book, we present a summary of the key figures in Bolitho's classic and pull key lessons - both professional and personal - that we can learn from these towering figures. Although all the greats featured in the book lived ages ago, the principles by which they lived their lives hold valuable lessons for those of us in contemporary times. All were wildly successful in their chosen fields and we aim to distill key business, leadership and personal lessons from these. Each chapter delves into the life on one of the characters from the classic book, tracing their path to success (and ultimate ruin) while highlighting the key lessons to be gleaned. The classic book itself is hard to find because it has long been out of print but we attempt to capture its essence in this book. However, if you find an old used copy, buy it without a moment's hesitation. It is well worth it!

Against the Gods

From the Genesis creation account to the story of Israel’s exodus from Egypt, Currid shows how the biblical author’s continually emphasized the futility of paganism in contrast with the unparalleled worldview of the Hebrews.

Author: John D. Currid

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433531860

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Did Moses borrow ideas from his cultural neighbors when he wrote the Pentateuch? Scholars disagree on the relationship between portions of the Old Testament and similar ancient Near Eastern accounts. Following in the footsteps of higher critics, some evangelical scholars now argue that Moses drew significantly from the worldview of his pagan contemporaries. Respected Old Testament scholar John Currid, however, pushes back against this trend by highlighting the highly polemical nature of Moses’ writings. From the Genesis creation account to the story of Israel’s exodus from Egypt, Currid shows how the biblical author’s continually emphasized the futility of paganism in contrast with the unparalleled worldview of the Hebrews. Currid’s penetrating analysis and thoughtful argumentation make this a ground-breaking resource for anyone interested in this ongoing discussion.


Against the Gods

Agnosticism is considered a cautious, tentative and scientific approach to the question of the existence of gods - Stefan Molyneux's seminal book "Against the Gods?" makes a powerful case against agnosticism and for the positive acceptance ...

Author: Stefan Molyneux

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975654382

Category:

Page: 80

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Between the poles of strong atheism and strict theism lies agnosticism, the argument that gods are very unlikely, but cannot logically be ruled out as utterly impossible. Agnosticism is considered a cautious, tentative and scientific approach to the question of the existence of gods - Stefan Molyneux's seminal book "Against the Gods?" makes a powerful case against agnosticism and for the positive acceptance of the nonexistence of supernatural beings. It is not rational to even entertain the possibility of the existence of irrational entities. We do not accept agnosticism about unicorns, fairies, square circles, pixies or the proposition that two and two make five - why do we create a special exception in the realm of deities? Surely it is because the social cost of rejecting Gods is far higher than the social cost of rejecting goblins. "Against the Gods?" provides essential ammunition to those fighting the virus of faith, and clears the mental fog of the irrational middle ground between atheism and theism.

Against All Gods

The father of the intelligent design movement, Phillip Johnson, thinks the new atheists are right!

Author: Phillip E. Johnson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830879455

Category: Religion

Page: 119

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The father of the intelligent design movement, Phillip Johnson, thinks the new atheists are right! How? They've put serious discussion about God back on the public agenda. Despite their conclusions, folks like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett are asking the right questions. They're making belief in any religion an issue again, especially in the university context where, for decades, questions about faith and reason have been taken off the table for serious discussion. Open debate is exactly what we need on the topics of God, evolution and creation. Together Johnson and John Mark Reynolds help us see the unique opportunity these vociferous and even evangelistic atheists are creating in their attempt to convert us to their unbelief. The authors show that we need not fear or react against these challenges. Rather they point to better ways to engage the opinions of this new, aggressive form of antireligious activity. With skill and insight they energetically take on the question of whether the evidence leads to a materialistic naturalism or points toward a creator God. Be informed. Be encouraged. Join the discussion.

God Against the Gods

These are polemical concepts used by Biblical writers to subvert pagan gods and show the incomparability of Yahweh.Biblical Creation and StorytellingCreation stories in the ancient Near East and the Bible both express a primeval battle ...

Author: Brian Godawa

Publisher: Embedded Pictures

ISBN: 9781942858188

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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How God Captures the ImaginationThis book was previously released with the title, Myth Became Fact: Storytelling, Imagination & Apologetics in the Bible.Brian Godawa, Hollywood screenwriter and best-selling novelist, explores the nature of imagination in the Bible. He explains how God subverts pagan religions by appropriating their imagery and creativity, and redeeming them within a Biblical worldview. The sea dragon Leviathan, the Storm God and others are examined within their Biblical context to draw out the spiritual meaning. Improve your imagination in glorifying God and defending the faith.Here are the Chapters and what you will learn.Old Testament Storytelling ApologeticsIsrael shared creative images with their pagan neighbors: The sea dragon of chaos, and the storm god. These are polemical concepts used by Biblical writers to subvert pagan gods and show the incomparability of Yahweh.Biblical Creation and StorytellingCreation stories in the ancient Near East and the Bible both express a primeval battle called Chaoskampf, the fight of deity to create order out of chaos. But how do they differ?The Universe in Ancient ImaginationA detailed comparison and contrast of the Biblical picture of the universe with the ancient Mesopotamian one. Is the Bible full of ancient superstitions and false science or is there something deeper going on here?New Testament Storytelling ApologeticsPaul's sermon to the pagans on Mars Hill is an example of the apologetics of subversion: Communicating the Gospel in terms of a pagan narrative with a view toward replacing their worldview. Learn how Christian imagination and apologetics work together.Imagination in Prophecy and ApocalypseGod uses creative and imaginative descriptions of future events to intentionally obscure his message from unbelievers, while at the same time showing the true meaning of history to believers. This will help you understand the End Times better. An Apologetic of Biblical HorrorLearn how God uses the genre of horror in the Bible as a powerful moral tool to communicate spiritual, social and moral truth in the context of repentance from sin and redemptive victory over evil. In fact, horror is one of God's favorite genres. You'll see.



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Against All Gods

In the series finale, Elliot faces his darkest period yet.

Author: Maz Evans

Publisher: Chicken House (english)

ISBN: 9781911077008

Category:

Page: 314

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In the finale of Maz Evans' best-selling Who Let the Gods Out? series, Elliot faces his darkest period yet. As well as facing up to the death of his mother, 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?

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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

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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?