Ishmael

Ishmael
Author: Daniel Quinn
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307574800
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Release: 2009-12-16
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the most beloved and bestselling novels of spiritual adventure ever published, Ishmael has earned a passionate following. This special twenty-fifth anniversary edition features a new foreword and afterword by the author. “A thoughtful, fearlessly low-key novel about the role of our species on the planet . . . laid out for us with an originality and a clarity that few would deny.”—The New York Times Book Review Teacher Seeks Pupil. Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person. It was just a three-line ad in the personals section, but it launched the adventure of a lifetime. So begins an utterly unique and captivating novel. It is the story of a man who embarks on a highly provocative intellectual adventure with a gorilla—a journey of the mind and spirit that changes forever the way he sees the world and humankind’s place in it. In Ishmael, which received the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship for the best work of fiction offering positive solutions to global problems, Daniel Quinn parses humanity’s origins and its relationship with nature, in search of an answer to this challenging question: How can we save the world from ourselves? Explore Daniel Quinn’s spiritual Ishmael trilogy: ISHMAEL • MY ISHMAEL • THE STORY OF B Praise for Ishmael “As suspenseful, inventive, and socially urgent as any fiction or nonfiction you are likely to read this or any other year.”—The Austin Chronicle “Before we’re halfway through this slim book . . . we’re in [Daniel Quinn’s] grip, we want Ishmael to teach us how to save the planet from ourselves. We want to change our lives.”—The Washington Post “Arthur Koestler, in an essay in which he wondered whether mankind would go the way of the dinosaur, formulated what he called the Dinosaur’s Prayer: ‘Lord, a little more time!’ Ishmael does its bit to answer that prayer and may just possibly have bought us all a little more time.”—Los Angeles Times

Ishmael

Ishmael
Author: Daniel Quinn
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0613080939
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Release: 1995-05
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An award-winning, compelling novel of spiritual adventure about a gorilla named Ishmael, who possesses immense wisdom, and the man who becomes his pupil, offers answers to the world's most pressing moral dilemmas.

My Ishmael

My Ishmael
Author: Daniel Quinn
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307569844
Available:
Release: 2009-09-16
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An extraordinary and startlingly original sequel to Ishmael “Enthralling, shocking, hope-filled, and utterly fearless, Daniel Quinn leads us deeper and deeper into the human heart, history, and spirit. In My Ishmael, Quinn strikes out into entirely new territory, posing questions that will rock you on your heels, and providing tantalizing possibilities for a truly new world vision.”—Susan Chernak McElroy, author of Animals as Teachers & Healers When Ishmael places an advertisement for pupils with “an earnest desire to save the world,” he does not expect a child to answer him. But twelve-year-old Julie Gerchak is undaunted by Ishmael’s reluctance to teach someone so young, and convinces him to take her on as his next student. Ishmael knows he can't apply the same strategies with Julie that he used with his first pupil, Alan Lomax—nor can he hope for the same outcome. But young Julie proves that she is ready to forge her own spiritual path and arrive at her own destination. And when the time comes to choose a pupil to carry out his greatest mission yet, Ishmael makes a daring decision—a choice that just might change the world. Explore Daniel Quinn’s spiritual Ishmael trilogy: ISHMAEL • MY ISHMAEL • THE STORY OF B

Ishmael Instructs Isaac

Ishmael Instructs Isaac
Author: John Kaltner
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780814683637
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Release: 2017-06-15
Editor: Liturgical Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jews, Christians, and Muslims trace their roots to Abraham and yet it is a shock to many Bible readers that some of the characters and stories in their sacred text are also found in the pages of Islam's sacred text, the Qur'an. By exploring the relationship between the Bible and the Qur'an in Ishmael Instructs Isaac, John Kaltner challenges Bible readers to think about their sacred book in new, exciting ways. In doing so, he leads all to a better appreciation of Islam. After a brief overview of the text, themes, structure, and use of the Qur'an, Kaltner focuses on traditions that are shared with the Bible. He explains that the Bible and Qur'an contain many of the same themes, figures, and episodes. However, at times, there are significant differences in their descriptions of the same event or figure. By discussing such topics and figures as God, humanity, prophecy, creation, life after death, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Mary, Kaltner examines the similarities and differences between the two texts. This comparative method allows readers to better appreciate both what is distinctive about Islam and what it shares with Judaism and Christianity. Jews and Christians view Isaac as the son of Abraham in whom the family line continued. Muslims, on the other hand, view Isaac's brother Ishmael as the rightful heir. This difference must not obscure what is held in common: a belief in the one God and a family - albeit distant - relationship. Written for undergraduate and seminary courses on Islam, the Qur'an, comparative religions, inter-religious dialogue, world scriptures, and biblical interpretation, Ishmael Instructs Isaac is also a useful resource for discussion groups in churches, synagogues, and mosques. Includes English translations of the Qur'anic texts discussed. John Kaltner, PhD, is assistant professor of religious studies at Rhodes College where he teaches courses in the Bible and Islam. He has worked in the Middle East with the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America.

In Ishmael s House

In Ishmael s House
Author: Martin Gilbert
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780771035692
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Release: 2011-08-30
Editor: Emblem Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From one of the most popular historians writing today comes a book as fascinating as the bestsellers of Karen Armstrong and Reza Aslan. In this captivating chronicle, Martin Gilbert shines new light on a controversial dilemma in the modern world: the troubled relationship between Jews and Muslims. Beginning at the dawn of Islam and sweeping from the Atlantic Ocean to the mountains of Afghanistan, Gilbert presents the first popular and authoritative history of Jewish peoples under Muslim rule. He confronts with wisdom and compassion the stormy events in their dramatic story, including anti-Zionist movements and the forced exodus to Israel. He also gives special attention to the twentieth century and to the current political debate about refugee status and restitution. Throughout, Gilbert weaves a compelling narrative of perseverance, struggle, and renewal marked by surprising moments of tolerance and partnership. A monumental and timely book, Jews under Muslim Rule is a crowning achievement that confirms Martin Gilbert as one of the foremost historians of our time. "From the Hardcover edition."

Ishmael s Oranges

Ishmael s Oranges
Author: Claire Hajaj
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781780744957
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Release: 2014-07-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize 2016 A finalist for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2015 It’s April 1948, and war hangs over Jaffa. One minute seven-year-old Salim is dreaming of taking his first harvest from the family’s orange tree; the next he is swept away into a life of exile and rage. Seeking a new beginning in swinging-’60s London, Salim falls in love with Jude. The only problem? Jude is Jewish. A captivating story about love and loss, Ishmael’s Oranges follows the story of two families spanning the crossroad events of modern times, and of the legacy of hatred their children inherit.

The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book

The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book
Author: Logan Smalley,Stephanie Kent
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781982140588
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For fans of My Ideal Bookshelf and Bibliophile, The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book is the perfect gift for book lovers everywhere: a quirky and entertaining interactive guide to reading, featuring voicemails, literary Easter eggs, checklists, and more, from the creators of the popular multimedia project. The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book is an interactive illustrated homage to the beautiful ways in which books bring meaning to our lives and how our lives bring meaning to books. Carefully crafted in the style of a retro telephone directory, this guide offers you a variety of unique ways to connect with readers, writers, bookshops, and life-changing stories. In it, you’ll discover... -Heartfelt, anonymous voicemail messages and transcripts from real-life readers sharing unforgettable stories about their most beloved books. You’ll hear how a mother and daughter formed a bond over their love for Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, or how a reader finally felt represented after reading Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese, or how two friends performed Mary Oliver’s Thirst to a grove of trees, or how Anne Frank inspired a young writer to continue journaling. -Hidden references inside fictional literary adverts like Ahab’s Whale Tours and Miss Ophelia’s Psychic Readings, and real-life literary landmarks like Maya Angelou City Park and the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum. -Lists of bookstores across the USA, state by state, plus interviews with the book lovers who run them. -Various invitations to become a part of this book by calling and leaving a bookish voicemail of your own. -And more! Quirky, nostalgic, and full of heart, The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book is a love letter to the stories that change us, connect us, and make us human.

Ishmael on the Border

Ishmael on the Border
Author: Carol Bakhos
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780791481653
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Release: 2012-02-01
Editor: SUNY Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores rabbinic views of Ishmael, the biblical figure seen as the first Arab.

Call Me Ishmael A Critical Analysis of the Narrator in Moby Dick

Call Me Ishmael   A Critical Analysis of the Narrator in Moby Dick
Author: Susanne Pirner
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9783638782166
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Release: 2007-09-27
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville is an epic tale of the voyage of the Pequod and the ship's captain, Ahab, who relentlessly hunts the white Sperm Whale Moby-Dick during a journey around the world. Ever since the whale took his leg, Ahab has been seeking revenge. However the hunt ends fatally for Ahab and his crew: Moby-Dick kills them all. The whole story is narrated by Ishmael, one of the sailors on the Pequod and the only survivor of the disaster. In a detailed and impressive way Ishmael describes the things he experienced and witnessed, the different characters he met, the friendships he formed. This paper deals with an analysis of Ishmael, the first-person narrator in Moby-Dick. Next to concentrating on several aspects, it shall give an answer to the basic question: Is Ishmael is a reliable narrator ?

Ishmael

Ishmael
Author: Barbara Hambly
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0859979245
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Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Ishmael Or in the Depths

Ishmael  Or in the Depths
Author: Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
Pages: 523
ISBN: 1584741171
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Story of B

The Story of B
Author: Daniel Quinn
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307575234
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Release: 2010-01-13
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of the critically acclaimed, award-winning bestseller Ishmael and its sequel, My Ishmael, comes a powerful novel with one of the most profound spiritual testaments of our time “A compelling ‘humantale’ that will unglue, stun, shock, and rearrange everything you’ve learned and assume about Western civilization and our future.”—Paul Hawken, author of The Ecology of Commerce Father Jared Osborne has received an extraordinary assignment from his superiors: Investigate an itinerant preacher stirring up deep trouble in central Europe. His followers call him B, but his enemies say he’s something else: the Antichrist. However, the man Osborne tracks across a landscape of bars, cabarets, and seedy meeting halls is no blasphemous monster—though an earlier era would undoubtedly have rushed him to the burning stake. For B claims to be enunciating a gospel written not on any stone or parchment but in our very genes, opening up a spiritual direction for humanity that would have been unimaginable to any of the prophets or saviors of traditional religion. Pressed by his superiors for a judgement, Osborne is driven to penetrate B’s inner circle, where he soon finds himself an anguished collaborator in the dismantling of his own religious foundations. More than a masterful novel of adventure and suspense, The Story of B is a rich source of compelling ideas from an author who challenges us to rethink our most cherished beliefs. Explore Daniel Quinn’s spiritual Ishmael trilogy: ISHMAEL • MY ISHMAEL • THE STORY OF B

Hagar and Ishmael

Hagar and Ishmael
Author: Bill Morgan
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1498405649
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Release: 2014-07-22
Editor: Xulon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bill Morgan - Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Power lifting champion. Winning Many trophies in this sport. Accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in 1971. Attending and a member of a Church that believes the Bible is the true Word of God. Married to Grace Morgan since 1973. A former Postal worker now retired. Served on Pastor's council. Sunday School teacher. Sunday School Bus driver. Youth camp councillor. Mission Representative for local Church and Eastern Canada. Men's Fellowship President. One member of a Church team that conducts a service once a month in a Nursing Home. Many Bible School courses and Seminars over the years. Usher at Billy Graham Crusade in Toronto. That many will experience the love from, the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, as Scripture reveals. Highly appreciate our military and Police, for protecting and preserving our Freedoms in Canada. Especially the freedom to vote.

Journeys in Holy Lands

Journeys in Holy Lands
Author: Reuven Firestone
Pages: 265
ISBN: 0791403319
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Release: 1990-01-01
Editor: SUNY Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Scholars have long pointed to the great affinity between stories found in the Bible and the Qur'an, yet no explanation has been proposed that satisfactorily explains the odd combination of incredible likeness and unique divergence. Firestone provides a refreshing, new approach to scriptural issues of textuality, exegesis, and the origins and use of legend. This book clearly presents the full range of Islamic legends from the Qur'an and early Islamic exegesis about Abraham's journeys and adventures in the Land of Canaan and Arabia, many of them available for the first time in English translation. The author examines this broad sample of Islamic legends in relation to those found in Jewish, Christian, and pre-Islamic Arabian communities, and postulates an evolutionary journey of the literature. He presents a thorough textual analysis of the material and proposes a model for understanding early Islamic narrative based in literary theory, approaches to comparative religion, and the history of the pre-Islamic and early Islamic Middle East.

Call Me Ishmael

Call Me Ishmael
Author: Charles Olson
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9781789126235
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Release: 2018-12-05
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 1947, this acknowledged classic of American literary criticism explores the influences—especially Shakespearean ones—on Melville’s writing of Moby-Dick. One of the first Melvilleans to advance what has since become known as the “theory of the two Moby-Dicks,” Olson argues that there were two versions of Moby-Dick, and that Melville’s reading King Lear for the first time in between the first and second versions of the book had a profound impact on his conception of the saga: “the first book did not contain Ahab,” writes Olson, and “it may not, except incidentally, have contained Moby-Dick.” If literary critics and reviewers at the time responded with varying degrees of skepticism to the “theory of the two Moby-Dicks,” it was the experimental style and organization of the book that generated the most controversy. Passionate in his poetry, Olson was no less passionate in his reading of Melville. Impatient with what he regarded as traditional forms of literary criticism, Olson engaged his own creativity to write a book as robust, original, and compelling as Melville’s masterpiece. “Not only important, but apocalyptic.”—New York Herald Tribune “One of the most stimulating essays ever written on Moby-Dick, and for that matter on any piece of literature, and the forces behind it.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Olson has been a tireless student of Melville and every Melville lover owes him a debt for his Scotland Yard pertinacity in getting on the trail of Melville’s dispersed library.”—Lewis Mumford, New York Times “Records, often brilliantly, one way of taking the most extraordinary of American books.”—W. E. Bezanson, New England Quarterly “The most important contribution to Melville criticism since Raymond Weaver’s pioneering contribution in 1921.”—George Mayberry, New Republic

An Examination of the Claims of Ishmael as Viewed by the Muhammedans

An Examination of the Claims of Ishmael as Viewed by the Muhammedans
Author: John Drew Bate
Pages: 352
ISBN: UCAL:B3944813
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Release: 1884
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The First Book of Moses Called Genesis

The First Book of Moses  Called Genesis
Author: Anonim
Pages: 126
ISBN: 0802136109
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Release: 1999
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

Ishmael

Ishmael
Author: Frederic Antonious
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9076288291
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Release: 2012-12-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Educated, well-traveled, and confident about his place in the world, Ishmael finds himself drawn into a town that seems to exist on the edge of everything he has ever known. Confronted with completely new perspectives on life and the world around him, it seems, he may have found exactly what he never knew he was looking for.

A Place for Hagar s Son

A Place for Hagar s Son
Author: John T. Noble
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1506402003
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Release: 2016-05-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Ishmael

Ishmael
Author: Daniel Quinn
Pages: 266
ISBN: 0553078755
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Release: 1992
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Designed especially for holiday gift giving, a fifth anniversary edition of the prize-winning best-seller about a telepathic lowland gorilla and the young man who becomes his pupil includes a new preface by the author.