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Text & Presentation is an annual publication devoted to all aspects of theatre scholarship. It represents a selection of the best research presented at the international and interdisciplinary Comparative Drama Conference.

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Sebastian Raschka

Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Heat Maps in R: How-to is an easy to understand book that starts with a simple heat map and takes you all the way through to advanced heat maps with graphics and data manipulation.Heat Maps in R: How-to is the book for you if you want to make use of this free and open source software to get the most out of your data analysis. You need to have at least some experience in using R and know how to run basic scripts from the command line. However, knowledge of other statistical scripting languages such as Octave, S-Plus, or MATLAB will suffice to follow along with the recipes. You need not be from a statistics background.

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Eelco Plugge,David Hows,Peter Membrey,Tim Hawkins

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Pheme Perkins

The gnostic writings found at Nag Hammadi have stimulated much controversy about the relationship between early Christians and the diverse religious movement of the first three centuries. Perkins fills the New Testament student's need for a guide to recent developments in scholarship with a helpful survey that addresses the origins of Gnosticism, its relationship to Judaism, Redeemer myths and New Testament hymns, and other relevant topics.

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Pietro Ferraro,Simonetta Grilli,Paolo De Natale

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Magical Creatures, who once ruled the world, started dying off as humans stopped believing in them and seized control over the lands. The Creatures, growing weak and dying, used their last bit of magic to transform into human forms. They found suitable spouses and with them had a child. A child that was born part human, part Creature, being known as ""Fallen."" The Fallen were born with the Creatures' powers and their birth-right. The Fallen were raised and taught about their magical parents, preparing them for their rightful rule. The Fallen took back their rights as rulers of the lands as the war against the good and evil Fallen commenced. The ruler of the Magical Creatures' son, became leader of the good Fallen and led them in war; in hopes of defeating the evil Fallen and taking back what was rightfully theirs.

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Mark Roncace,Patrick Gray

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Jon Unruh,Rhodri Williams

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Stephan A Hoeller

Gnosticism developed alongside Judeo-Christianity over two thousand years ago, but with an important difference: It emphasizes, not faith, but direct perception of God--Gnosticism being derived from the Greek word gnosis, meaning "knowledge." Given the controversial premise that one can know God directly, the history of Gnosticism is an unfolding drama of passion, political intrigue, martyrdom, and mystery. Dr. Hoeller traces this fascinating story throughout time and shows how Gnosticism has inspired such great thinkers as Voltaire, Blake, Yeats, Hesse, Melville, and Jung.

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Timothy Freke,Peter Gandy

Why Were the Teachings of the Original Christians Brutally Suppressed by the Roman Church? • Because they portray Jesus and Mary Magdalene as mythic figures based on the Pagan Godman and Goddess • Because they show that the gospel story is a spiritual allegory encapsulating a profound philosophy that leads to mythical enlightenment • Because they have the power to turn the world inside out and transform life into an exploration of consciousness Drawing on modern scholarship, the authors of the international bestseller The Jesus Mysteries decode the secret teachings of the original Christians for the first time in almost two millennia and theorize about who the original Christians really were and what they actually taught. In addition, the book explores the many myths of Jesus and the Goddess and unlocks the lost secret teachings of Christian mysticism, which promise happiness and immortality to those who attain the state of Gnosis, or enlightenment. This daring and controversial book recovers the ancient wisdom of the original Christians and demonstrates its relevance to us today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Elaine Pagels

Deepens and refreshes our view of early Christianity while casting a disturbing light on the evolution of the attitudes passed down to us. How did the early Christians come to believe that sex was inherently sinful? When did the Fall of Adam become synonymous with the fall of humanity? What turned Christianity from a dissident sect that championed the integrity of the individual and the idea of free will into the bulwark of a new imperial order—with the central belief that human beings cannot not choose to sin? In this provocative masterpiece of historical scholarship Elaine Pagels re-creates the controversies that racked the early church as it confronted the riddles of sexuality, freedom, and sin as embodied in the story of Genesis. And she shows how what was once heresy came to shape our own attitudes toward the body and the soul.

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Maria Elisa Christie

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Jacques Lacarriere

Gnostics have always sought to “know” rather than to accept dogma and doctrine, often to their peril. This inquiry into Gnosticism examines the character, history, and beliefs of a brave and vigorous spiritual quest that originated in the ancient Near East and continues into the present day.Lawrence Durrell writes, “This is a strange and original essay, more a work of literature than of scholarship, though its documentation is impeccable. It is as convincing a reconstruction of the way the Gnostics lived and thought as D.H. Lawrence’s intuitive recreation of the vanished Etruscans.”

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The success of books such as Elaine Pagels's Gnostic Gospels and Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code proves beyond a doubt that there is a tremendous thirst today for finding the hidden truths of Christianity – truths that may have been lost or buried by institutional religion over the last two millennia. In Forbidden Faith, Richard Smoley narrates a popular history of one such truth, the ancient esoteric religion of gnosticism, which flourished between the first and fourth centuries A.D., but whose legacy remains even today, having survived secretly throughout the ages.