Book Announcement: Pantokrator: An Introduction to Orthodoxy (paperback)

Paperback edition of Pantokrator: An Introduction to Orthodoxy now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Paperback, pp120, £19.99 / $33.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of Pantokrator: An Introduction to Orthodoxy by Trevor Curnow.

Although most people think of Greek philosophy as “Western”, its religion is commonly referred to as “Eastern”. For those who have not spent time in countries where Orthodox Christianity is the dominant religion, it can seem exotic and alien. Even those who visit these countries can come away with little understanding of it. Pantokrator: an Introduction to Orthodoxy helps those unfamiliar with Orthodoxy to become acquainted with the history of the Orthodox Church, what it teaches, how it is structured, and how it differs from other churches. There is also a brief guide to the architecture and internal design and decoration of Orthodox churches. Because monasticism plays an important role in the life of the Orthodox Church, an account is given of the monastic life. This is illustrated with reference to how that life is lived on Mount Athos, an enclave within Greece run entirely by monks. The history and organisation of the Holy Mountain, as Athos is called, is explained in general terms with a more detailed account of one of its monasteries, Pantokrator.
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Book Announcement: Language and Speech in Synchrony and Diachrony: Papers from an International Linguistics Conference

Language and Speech in Synchrony and Diachrony: Papers from an International Linguistics Conference now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp415, £81.99 / $139.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Language and Speech in Synchrony and Diachrony: Papers from an International Linguistics Conference, edited by Galina T. Polenova and Tatiana G. Klikushina.

This collection arises from the Fifth International Scientific Conference, “Language and Speech in Synchrony and Diachrony”, held in Taganrog, Russia, devoted to the memory of Russian linguist and philosopher Professor P.V. Chesnokov. It examines the functioning of different levels of linguistic units and categories of speech with regard to intra-and cross-cultural communication in pragmatics of speech. The theory of language and speech is represented not only in synchrony, but in diachrony, in the comparative and typological aspects of languages from various groups, including non-literate Yenisei languages. A further subject of discussion within is the problem of translation, and the relation of language and speech, text and discourse. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Israeli Defence Forces’ Representation in Israeli Cinema: Did David Betray His Soldiers?

The Israeli Defence Forces’ Representation in Israeli Cinema: Did David Betray His Soldiers? now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp260, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Israeli Defence Forces’ Representation in Israeli Cinema: Did David Betray His Soldiers?, by Fiammetta Martegani.

Of all the Biblical heroes, the character of King David is perhaps the most paradoxical and also the most difficult to grasp. He is the Biblical Man for all seasons: a warrior, a lover, a poet, a killer and a restorer. This elaborate and fascinating archetypal hero influenced and inspired the representation of the Israeli soldier in Israeli media, art and cinema, from the establishment of the State of Israel until the present day. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Unfashionable Objections to Islamophobic Cartoons: L’Affaire Charlie Hebdo

Unfashionable Objections to Islamophobic Cartoons: L’Affaire Charlie Hebdo now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp170, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Unfashionable Objections to Islamophobic Cartoons: L’Affaire Charlie Hebdo, by Dustin J. Byrd.

On January 7, 2015, two armed men dressed in masks made their way into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, intent on killing those who had drawn derisive cartoons of Prophet Muhammad. The satirical magazine based in Paris was well-known for its mockery of politicians, right-wing extremists, racists, and religious figures, including the Pope, Jews, Christians and Muslims. Once inside, the two gunmen shot and killed twelve employees, including the magazine’s editor and cartoonist, Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier. Although Charb often claimed to defend minorities, especially Muslims, against the rising tide of racism in France, all in the name of the French Enlightenment, he nevertheless fell victim to the dialectic of the Enlightenment, in which the Enlightenment itself is functionalized as a tool of repression. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Thought Experiments between Nature and Society: A Festschrift for Nenad Miščević

Thought Experiments between Nature and Society: A Festschrift for Nenad Miščević now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp490, £67.99 / $114.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Thought Experiments between Nature and Society: A Festschrift for Nenad Miščević, edited by Bojan Borstner and Smiljana Gartner.

As a prominent figure in analytic philosophy of the 20th and 21st centuries, Nenad Miščević has enriched, enhanced, and expanded many areas of the field. This volume, dedicated to him for his 65th birthday, follows the virtues he so much respects – conceptual analysis, rigorous use of logics, and clear definitions – and applies them to a very hot topic in philosophy, thought experiments. Continue reading