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Theology of the New Testament - Rudolf Karl Bultmann, Kendrick Grobel, Robert MorganAn examination of the central questions in the field of New Testament Studies.
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The Culture of Science: Is Social Science Science? - Joseph WoelfelBuilding on the heritage of their predecessors in Asia Minor, North Africa and the Indus Valley, the Ionian Greeks were the first Western scientists, beginning with Thales in the sixth century BCE. They understood the comparative method of measurement, and knew the mathematical relationships among different musical tones. They saw the sun, not the earth as the center of the solar system. They understood the world to be composed of atoms, and knew the method of approximations that underlie the calculus. They made measurements of the size of the earth, the moon and the sun, and had estimates of
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The Athenian Constitution - Aristotle, P.J. RhodesProbably written by a student of Aristotle, The Athenian Constitution is both a history and an analysis of Athens' political machinery between the seventh and fourth centuries BC, which stands as a model of democracy at a time when city-states lived under differing kinds of government. The writer recounts the major reforms of Solon, the rule of the tyrant Pisistratus and his sons, the emergence of the democracy in which power was shared by all free male citizens, and the leadership of Pericles and the demagogues who followed him. He goes on to examine the city's administration in his own time -