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The Serpent Garden by Judith Merkle Riley

Title The Serpent Garden
Author Judith Merkle Riley
Publisher Broadway Books
Release Date 2008
Category Fiction
Total Pages 449
ISBN 9780307395368
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Henry VIII arranges a marriage between his sister and the aging French king, widowed painter Susanna Dallet joins the entourage, unwittingly carrying a perilous secret that will embroil her in the dark intrigues of the French court.

Serpents In The Garden by Alexander Cockburn

Title Serpents in the Garden
Author Alexander Cockburn
Publisher AK Press
Release Date 2004
Category Social Science
Total Pages 348
ISBN 1902593944
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The latest in the award-winning Counterpunch series detonates an explosion of voracious, opinionated and witty fireworks on the unexpected intersections of politics, art, music, architecture and sex. This book showcases essays from the nation's most exciting and radical cultural critics.

Serpent In The Garden by James A. Cates

Title Serpent in the Garden
Author James A. Cates
Publisher JHU Press
Release Date 2020-09-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781421438733
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Amish offer a startling contrast to the postmodern view of sexuality and gender roles. After the sexual revolution of the 1960s, mainstream American culture never looked back. Meanwhile, the Amish never looked forward. In twenty-first-century Amish communities, heteronormative sexuality is still based on a unifying principle: an understanding of sexuality as emerging from a divine plan. In the eyes of the Amish, sex is squandered by those who embrace it as hedonistic or who carve out a sexual identity that moves them away from that singular, God-given purpose. But this communal emphasis on sex for procreation does not mean that the Amish do not possess a complex range of sexual identities and opinions. In Serpent in the Garden, clinical psychologist James A. Cates breaks new ground in the study of Amish sexuality by examining this shrouded, rarely discussed subject. The first book to bring Amish sexuality into primary focus, this volume argues that, because the Amish are a sexual minority, queer theory is the ideal framework from which to observe their views on sex, sexuality, and gender. The book offers a broad view of sexuality in Amish culture that includes the challenges that gays and lesbians face in the community, as well as an exploration of Amish gender roles, their views toward intimacy, their responses to cases of child sexual abuse, and the role of fetishes among the Amish. Cates draws from multiple perspectives and years of research on the Amish themselves. He also looks at pushback against alternative behaviors or identities, as well as Amish success in keeping mainstream values at bay. With this book, Cates establishes Amish sexuality as a topic worthy of professional attention. Offering readers a more sophisticated understanding of the Amish and of sexual expression among cultures, Serpent in the Garden will appeal to scholars working on gender and sexuality, the Amish, and social service professionals who serve the Amish community.

Title The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden
Author Harriet I. Flower
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2017-09-26
Category History
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780691175003
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The most pervasive gods in ancient Rome had no traditional mythology attached to them, nor was their worship organized by elites. Throughout the Roman world, neighborhood street corners, farm boundaries, and household hearths featured small shrines to the beloved lares, a pair of cheerful little dancing gods. These shrines were maintained primarily by ordinary Romans, and often by slaves and freedmen, for whom the lares cult provided a unique public leadership role. In this comprehensive and richly illustrated book, the first to focus on the lares, Harriet Flower offers a strikingly original account of these gods and a new way of understanding the lived experience of everyday Roman religion. Weaving together a wide range of evidence, Flower sets forth a new interpretation of the much-disputed nature of the lares. She makes the case that they are not spirits of the dead, as many have argued, but rather benevolent protectors—gods of place, especially the household and the neighborhood, and of travel. She examines the rituals honoring the lares, their cult sites, and their iconography, as well as the meaning of the snakes often depicted alongside lares in paintings of gardens. She also looks at Compitalia, a popular midwinter neighborhood festival in honor of the lares, and describes how its politics played a key role in Rome’s increasing violence in the 60s and 50s BC, as well as in the efforts of Augustus to reach out to ordinary people living in the city’s local neighborhoods. A reconsideration of seemingly humble gods that were central to the religious world of the Romans, this is also the first major account of the full range of lares worship in the homes, neighborhoods, and temples of ancient Rome.

The Serpent In The Garden by Janet Rutherford

Title The Serpent in the Garden
Author Janet Rutherford
Publisher Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date 2013-03-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781447588665
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A classic murder mystery set in a rural Irish Church of Ireland parish. A body is found in the garden of a country Rectory in the Irish midlands. Suspicion focuses on the eccentric assortment of tenants inhabiting the Abbey adjoining the Rectory. But what is the motive for the murder Property deals, race fixing, art theft, and blackmail hang elusively in the air. The disappearance of a second victim at Christmas increases tension in the Parish, which comes to a head at the Easter General Vestry. Finally, on Midsummer's Eve, the murderer makes a last desperate attack, leading to a cross-country chase and the revelation of the strange and curious motive for the crimes.

Serpent In The Garden by James A. Cates

Title Serpent in the Garden
Author James A. Cates
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Release Date 2020-09-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781421438726
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Offering readers a more sophisticated understanding of the Amish and of sexual expression among cultures, Serpent in the Garden will appeal to scholars working on gender and sexuality, the Amish, and social service professionals who serve the Amish community.

The Serpent In The Garden by Janet Gleeson

Title The Serpent in the Garden
Author Janet Gleeson
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2007-11-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781416588511
Language English, Spanish, and French
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She opened the shagreen box. Couched in gray silk was an emerald necklace, one he had not seen for twenty years. The stones were just as he recalled them: a dozen or more, baguette cut and set in gold links, with a single ruby at the center. Flashes of verdigris, orpiment, and Prussian blue sparkled in the candlelight. The form of this necklace was as disturbing as ever. It had nearly cost him his life. It is the summer of 1765. The renowned and exquisitely dressed portrait painter Joshua Pope accepts a commission to paint the wedding portrait of Herbert Bentnick and his fiancée, Sabine Mercer, to whom Bentnick has become engaged less than a year after the death of his first wife. Joshua has barely begun the portrait when a man's body is found in the conservatory. A few days later, Sabine's emerald necklace disappears, and Bentnick accuses Joshua of theft. The painter is suddenly fighting not only for his reputation but for his life. With a sure understanding of period detail and character, Janet Gleeson creates a richly nuanced tale of greed and revenge that plays out in the refined landscapes and dark streets of eighteenth-century London.

Serpent In Our Garden by Brian M. Drinkwine

Title Serpent in Our Garden
Author Brian M. Drinkwine
Publisher DIANE Publishing
Release Date 2009-08
Category Military planning
Total Pages 75
ISBN 9781437915235
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The terrorist attacks of 9/11 caused Americans to realize that our sense of invincibility had been shattered. This paper identifies al-Qa¿ida and ¿Salafi-Jihadists¿ as our enemy and recommends new approaches to fighting terrorism. Explores al-Qa¿ida¿s organization, leaders, doctrine, and radical ideologies. Argues that the war we must fight is one against Islamist trans-national actors who openly engage in terrorism or support terrorism. Our current national and military strategies to combat terrorism are inadequate to take on an ideologically emboldened transnational foe. We must refocus our efforts and prepare to fight a war of several generations (long war). Several initiatives are recommended that include development of a national strategy. Ill.

The Serpent In The Garden by Jennifer Goff

Title The Serpent in the Garden
Author Jennifer Goff
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014
Category
Total Pages 63
ISBN OCLC:911492987
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The early-modern period was a time of political, social, religious, and philosophicaltransitions. This thesis seeks to explore early-modern witchcraft within the framework of thesetransitions, using ecclesiastical treatises, contemporary art, witch trial transcripts, and literarydepictions of witchcraft to ascertain the changing role of the devil in the early-modernconceptualization of witchcraft. At the beginning of this period, the devil was a ubiquitous andconcrete presence in virtually all early-modern witchcraft discourse, whether textual or visual. As the period evolves, textual and visual representations develop nuances that reflect thechanging philosophical and religious discourses. By the end of this period, texts and art indicatea spectrum of beliefs about the devil's role in witchcraft, from the concrete and dominantpresence he had at the beginning of this period, through a middle-ground of equality with thewitch in her/his apostasy, through to a growing disbelief in his corporeal existence or influenceon human behavior. The images of the devil and witch during this period remain the dominantimages of the devil and witch into and throughout the modern period.

Title Serpent in the Garden of Dreams
Author Robin Messing
Publisher Permanent PressPub Company
Release Date 2008-01-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 168
ISBN 1579621627
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A lyrical and, at times, refreshingly humorous journey of one woman's search for her truth, this debut novel unfolds in a sequence of two alternating narratives. In the first story line Tildy Glick recounts the moment her boyfriend, Ray, ends their year-long relationship. The event is experienced as a trauma more painful than even Tildy believes may be warranted. Unwilling to accept the loss, she spends the next year attempting to hold onto Ray by methodically recalling the minutest memories of their time together. In the course of this obsessive process, she begins to observe that her own longings are rooted in a painful and emblematic childhood summer thirty years earlier. About to turn 13 she is obsessively attached to a mother who showers her with intrusive attention and, alternately, abandons her due to her interest in a married lover. Tildy is unprepared when her father, a man with a simmering sense of failure and an inability to express himself, leaves the family in the middle of the night after a fight with his wife, leaving Tildy and her older brother, Kenny, to contend with their mother's unraveling. These narratives resonate and play off one another in the way that memories intrude on, inform, and punctuate present experiences. The characters are profoundly human and profoundly flawed, hoping for greater things, helpless in the face of their own failings, yet determined to make sense of their own lives.

The Book Of Genesis by Ronald Hendel

Title The Book of Genesis
Author Ronald Hendel
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2019-09-10
Category Religion
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780691196831
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

During its 2,500-year life, the book of Genesis has been the keystone to important claims about God and humanity in Judaism and Christianity, and it plays a central role in contemporary debates about science, politics, and human rights. The authors provide a panoramic history of this iconic book, exploring its impact on Western religion, philosophy, literature, art, and more.

Title Star Trek The Original Series Serpents in the Garden
Author Jeff Mariotte
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2014-04-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781476749655
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When the Klingons violate the Treaty of Organia, Captain James T. Kirk embarks on a secret mission to the planet Neural where he once again comes to the aid of the Hill People to stop an interstellar war. Original.

Title Serpents in the Garden
Author Robert Lee
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-05-16
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 222
ISBN 0578697416
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Serpents in The Garden is a raw memoir of how Robert Lee overcame debilitating obstacles of poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and physical abuse.

The Serpent Rising by Mary Garden

Title The Serpent Rising
Author Mary Garden
Publisher Sid Harta Pub
Release Date 2004-08
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 254
ISBN 1877059501
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the late 80's there were a few scandals associated with several Christian born-again groups but there was little talk of any perils or problems with some of the Eastern gurus or groups. The Serpent Rising was a very early attempt to 'lift the lid' so to speak. In recent decades there has been continued reporting and exposes of the misuse of power, money and sexuality by Zen masters, yogis, swamis and Tibetan lamas. In the seventies this interest in Eastern religions and practices was thought of as a passing fad. But it hasn't; if anything the interest is growing stronger.

Title What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden
Author Ziony Zevit
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2013-11-26
Category Religion
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780300195330
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A provocative new interpretation of the Adam and Eve story from an expert in Biblical literature. The Garden of Eden story, one of the most famous narratives in Western history, is typically read as an ancient account of original sin and humanity’s fall from divine grace. In this highly innovative study, Ziony Zevit argues that this is not how ancient Israelites understood the early biblical text. Drawing on such diverse disciplines as biblical studies, geography, archaeology, mythology, anthropology, biology, poetics, law, linguistics, and literary theory, he clarifies the worldview of the ancient Israelite readers during the First Temple period and elucidates what the story likely meant in its original context. Most provocatively, he contends that our ideas about original sin are based upon misconceptions originating in the Second Temple period under the influence of Hellenism. He shows how, for ancient Israelites, the story was really about how humans achieved ethical discernment. He argues further that Adam was not made from dust and that Eve was not made from Adam’s rib. His study unsettles much of what has been taken for granted about the story for more than two millennia—and has far-reaching implications for both literary and theological interpreters. “Classical Hebrew in the hands of Ziony Zevit is like a cello in the hands of a master cellist. He knows all the hidden subtleties of the instrument, and he makes you hear them in this rendition of the profoundly simple story of Adam, Eve, the Serpent, and their Creator in the Garden of Eden. Zevit brings a great deal of other biblical learning to bear in a surprisingly light-hearted book.”―Jack Miles, author of God: A Biography

The Serpent In The Garden by Ethel May Dell

Title The Serpent in the Garden
Author Ethel May Dell
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1938
Category
Total Pages 342
ISBN OSU:32435005308119
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Serpent Garden by Judith Merkle Riley

Title The Serpent Garden
Author Judith Merkle Riley
Publisher Crown
Release Date 2008-01-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780307410115
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the court of Henry VIII, there are many secrets—and some people will kill to keep them hidden.Susanna Dallet is the daughter of a Flemish painter and wife to a philandering husband, living in the court of Henry VIII. When her husband is murdered, Susanna is suddenly left with a household to provide for and nothing to her name. Her days of anonymity are over when Susanna finds that guild rules preventing women from working do not apply at the king’s court, and she manages to secure a position as a miniature-portrait painter. Before long, she has not only made a name for herself, she is close to those who surround Princess Mary. But even in this lofty company, Susanna is not safe. An old manuscript that she has inherited turns out to hold the keys to an age-old mystery, and the forces that claimed her husband are closing in. As danger looms, Susanna joins with Robert Ashton, secretary to Henry’s cunning and ruthless adviser Archbishop Wolsey, and together they must fight a fearsome society in league with a demon.Combining heartpounding action, sly humor, romance, and supernatural twists, The Serpent Garden is the story of a creative and resourceful woman who unwittingly finds herself in a dangerous—and deadly—game of hide-and-seek.

The Serpent S Garden by Richard C. Loofbourrow

Title The Serpent s Garden
Author Richard C. Loofbourrow
Publisher iUniverse
Release Date 2007-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9780595441839
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Serpent's Garden is a crime/thriller about the macabre and mysterious murders of five female graduate students at UCLA. A charismatic but controversial philosophy professor has been falsely charged and convicted of the ritualistic murders. All the women were found posed and clutching a Bible; the murderer left several clues including coins wedged in the victim's eyes bearing a crucified serpent, an open Bible, a novelty snake, and an eight-inch crucifix buried in the victims' birth canal. Professor Chance Carpenter ends up on death row because of a rush to judgment orchestrated by the diminutive FBI agent Laura Lamb. Her ambitions and nefarious secrets cause her to cross the thin blue line and also become a serial killer. She is captured but manages a miraculous escape from the confines of Quantico's FBI headquarters and heads west on a revenge crime spree of her own. She is now on the lam; her crimes are featured in the tabloids and a new dance craze is named after her. College kids are doing the "Laura Lamb". The true killer of the UCLA coeds, however, has blended in with average "Joe College". The thriller follows a trail of evil, surprise, and suspense.

Title The Garden and the Serpent
Author Ted Dekker
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018-10
Category Dreams
Total Pages 123
ISBN 0996812482
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The continued adventure of Theo as he completes the quest fo find the Five Seals of Truth. The third book in a series of four.