Author: J Steve Biggs
Publisher: Xulon Press
Who has the best answers to the questions about the existence of God: theists or atheists? Which side can produce the strongest arguments and evidence? An aggressive campaign by atheist authors and scientists has challenged organized religion: If God exists, then prove it! The atheists have contested the very foundations of all religious belief and have attacked with great passion the Judeo-Christian community in particular. Unfortunately, the community of faith has not marshaled a strong unified defense, choosing instead to hold firm to the dogma that has worked for them for so many centuries. Unfortunately, answers about God that were sufficient a hundred years ago fall woefully short of convincing the young people of today; the children of the Information Age. They demand proof; scientific proof that the scriptures can be trusted. Asking today's young people to believe something that goes against what their science teachers are telling them requires an argument that is valid and beyond any reasonable doubt; an argument they can defend but one the church has been unwilling or unable to craft. As a result there has been a significant falling-away from traditional religion into agnosticism and atheism; a trend that will produce an agnostic America by the end of this century. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt will answer many of the questions raised about God's existence. It examines the reasoning and circumstantial evidence offered by both sides in a head-to-head fashion, allowing the reader to choose the most reasonable argument. The book was researched and written with an open mind and is intended for the non-scientist. There is no deliberate support of any particular scientific or theological model; only what is confirmed by the facts. Do the scientific facts verify or falsify what is written in the scriptures? What you read may surprise you.
Author: Shmuel Waldman
Publisher: Feldheim Publishers
This edition is recommended for readers with a strong Torah background, seeking an informed, yet less secular, approach. It has been revised and expanded, containing 40 additional pages. A penetrating, engagingly written book with compelling evidence of the truths of Judaism. With wisdom, wit, and a wide range of sources, the author presents a ground-up approach to Judaism, bringing a fresh perspective that will challenge and educate readers from every background and skill level. From yeshivah students to university professors, this book is an easily readable, eminently eye-opening look at subjects like the divine origin of Torah, understanding the Holocaust and human suffering, G-d's foreknowledge vs. our free will, amongst others. Reading this well-researched book is a surefire way to eminently strengthen one's belief, and lay to rest many gnawing questions about G-d, Torah, and Judaism. This edition contains additional information and appendixes that were not included in previous editions.
Author: David Yallop
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: True Crime
On 17th June, 1970, in a small farming district, south of Auckland, New Zealand, Harvey and Jeanette Crewe were shot and killed in the lounge of their home. Five months later, a neighbour, Arthur Allan Thomas, was arrested, charged and found guilty of their murder. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. A retrial in 1972 ended with another guilty verdict. David Yallop, author of To Encourage the Others and The Day the Laughter Stopped, two already celebrated books which dealt with miscarriages of justice, spent over a year in New Zealand investigating the case and became convinced of Thomas' innocence. in an open letter to New Zealand's Prime Minister, he demanded Thomas' release on the grounds that he 'has not been found guilty beyond reasonable doubt. He has in fact been found innocent beyond reasonable doubt.' In 1978, as a direct result of Yallop's intercession and the publication of this book, Thomas was granted a royal pardon and, in 1980, awarded nearly 1 million dollars in compensation for the nine years he had served behind bards. Beyond Reasonable Doubt? is both a riveting work of high drama and a compelling insight into the machinery of criminal justice. A Number One bestseller in hgardcover and the subject of a widely-acclaimed film, it is a lasting testimony to David Yallop's reputation as the world's greatest investigative author.
Theological Roots of the Criminal Trial
Author: James Q. Whitman
Publisher: Yale University Press
To be convicted of a crime in the United States, a person must be proven guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” But what is reasonable doubt? Even sophisticated legal experts find this fundamental doctrine difficult to explain. In this accessible book, James Q. Whitman digs deep into the history of the law and discovers that we have lost sight of the original purpose of “reasonable doubt.” It was not originally a legal rule at all, he shows, but a theological one. The rule as we understand it today is intended to protect the accused. But Whitman traces its history back through centuries of Christian theology and common-law history to reveal that the original concern was to protect the souls of jurors. In Christian tradition, a person who experienced doubt yet convicted an innocent defendant was guilty of a mortal sin. Jurors fearful for their own souls were reassured that they were safe, as long as their doubts were not “reasonable.” Today, the old rule of reasonable doubt survives, but it has been turned to different purposes. The result is confusion for jurors, and a serious moral challenge for our system of justice.
Reasoning Processes in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Related Disorders
Author: Kieron O'Connor,Frederick Aardema,Marie-Claude Pélissier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Traditionally, obsessive-compulsive disorder has been classified as an anxiety disorder, but there is increasing evidence that it has schizotypal features ? in other words it is a belief disorder. This book describes the ways in which reasoning can be applied to OCD for effective treatment regimes. It moves comprehensively through theoretical, experimental, clinical and treatment aspects of reasoning research, and contains a detailed treatment manual of great value to practitioners, including assessment and treatment protocols and case studies
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: Samuel French Incorporated Plays
In the Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey Sir David Metcalfe, distinguished QC and Chairman of the Bar Council, is conducting the most important defence of his career - his own. Accused of the wilful murder of his terminally ill wife, Sir David finds himself locked in legal combat with his old rival, Sir Anthony Blair Booth QC, prosecuting counsel. After a tense and gripping courtroom scene, Act I ends just as we are about to hear the jury's verdict. Act II takes us back in time to the fateful night of Lady Metcalf's death and before, and the play ends with a surprising twist. Jeffrey Archer's first stage play enjoyed a successful run in London's West End with Frank Finlay and Wendy Craig in the leading roles.
The Criminal Justice System and the O.J. Simpson Case
Author: Alan M. Dershowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Using the O.J. Simpson case as a backdrop, the famous defense lawyer examines the American criminal justice system, analyzing its strengths and weaknesses
Author: Steve Vogel
Category: True Crime
Tells the story of an Illinois man, first convicted in 1983 of murdering his wife and his three children, whose outward respectability belied his sexual indiscretion and religious extremism, and the appeal that led to a second trial in the case. Reissue.
Author: Robert J. Morgan,Evangelical Training Association
The title has changed, but the content in Beyond Reasonable Doubt remains the same! Aside from personal faith in God, is there any evidence to substantiate the claims of Christianity? You be the judge! This text is an introduction to the study of apologetics. It will take you step-by-step through the well-documented evidence. Whether a skeptic or a believer, this book will help you reach a verdict - that could very well change your life! Robert J. Morgan, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 0-910566-70-4 Aside from personal faith in God, is there any evidence to substantiate the claims of Christianity? What about Jesus Christ - was He more than just a man? And the Bible - is it more than just an interesting piece of literature? Much of the research for this book was conducted to answer the author's own earlier doubts about Christianity's claims. Table of Contents Introduction: Can Christianity Be Proven? The Empty Tomb The Eyewitnesses The Existence of Creation The Complexity of Creation Historical Prophecy Messianic Prophecy The Unequaled Christ The Solidarity of Scripture The Reliability of the Biblical Documents The Evidence of Archaeology The Witness of Changed Lives The Absence of Alternatives
A Comparative Analysis
Author: Carl F. Goodman
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Since publication of the first edition, practitioners who deal with Japanese law have put great store in this major work, which systematically compares U.S. law and Japanese law across all the major fields of legal practice. Japan's legal system has changed dramatically since the publication of the Second Revised Edition as a consequence of Legislation and Supreme Court decisions in such diverse areas as public law (including administrative, election, constitutional and criminal law) as well as private law (including custody, assisted reproduction technology, labor law, discrimination, corporate governance, civil litigation, etc.). This new edition follows the same comparative structure as formerly, but fully updates the coverage with the many changes currently in place or in process in Japanese law today while adding new chapters on Freedom of Expression and Conflict of Laws. Author Carl Goodman--an internationally known authority with extensive experience in international practice, university teaching in both Japan and the U.S., and U.S. government service--takes expert stock of these new developments, including the following: the ongoing liberalization of corporation law; the changes in criminal law brought about as a consequence of the system of lay/professional judges; the codification and clarification of rules dealing with transnational jurisdiction; protection of corporate whistleblowers; an evaluation of the revamping of the education system for lawyers; the new law governing choice of law questions in international cases; the protections extended to the growing temporary work force; freedom of religion--shrines on public lands--and freedom of conscience--teachers and the National Anthem; modified criminal law procedural protections and new rules for judicial evaluation of circumstantial evidence cases; communitarianism and Japanese law; continuing growth in judicial review including constitutional and administrative cases; and family law--surrogacy, adoption, ART, international custody and the Hague Convention, Gender Identity disorder, brain death, organ transplantation etc. Although the alteration of the legal landscape in Japan is highly visible, the author does not hesitate to raise questions as to how far-reaching the changes really are. In almost every branch of the new Japanese legal practice he uncovers ways in which laws and judicial rulings are closely qualified and are likely to present challenges in any given case. He reminds the reader in each chapter that 'what you see may not be what you get.' For this reason, and for its comprehensive coverage, this third edition is sure to gain new adherents as the best-informed practical guide for lawyers with dealings in Japan.
America's Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated
On September 30, 2003, Calvin was declared innocent and set free from Angola State Prison, after serving 22 years for a crime he did not commit. Like many other exonerees, Calvin experienced a new world that was not open to him. Hitting the streets without housing, money, or a change of clothes, exonerees across America are released only to fend for themselves. In the tradition of Studs Terkel's oral histories, this book collects the voices and stories of the exonerees for whom life — inside and out — is forever framed by extraordinary injustice
Evidence Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Author: Julie VonVett,Bruce Malone
Publisher: Search for the Truth Ministry
Have You Considered is the third in a series of unique devotionals which present the evidence for creation from every area of science. 365 different examples of how well science supports a biblical model for our origins are presented. Topics range from biology to geology, genetics to botany, anatomy to history, design to microbiology, Christian truths to cosmology. This book is marvelously illustrated with over 300 color illustrations. It is written in a style that is appropriate to be read to even young children yet profoundly enjoyable for adults. The book also contains extensive references and includes topical, Bible verse, and subject indexes. It is a phenominal source for homes schoolers, Christian parents, or anyone wanting to know more about nature or creation.
Legal Perspectives of Redemption
Author: Rev. Dr. Siotame Havea
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Jesus: Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Legal Perspectives of Redemption is an attempt to look into the rule of law to provide reasons as to why Jesus ought to be regarded as the only Saviour of the world. This book unravels the divine connection between the law and the redemptive act of God. Every single step of Gods redemptive act was formulated to satisfy the requirements of the law. Gods love is a holy love. Thus, the loving act of God cannot be shown outside Gods legal framework. That is, the divine love of God is a legal act and it cannot be done outside the law that is based on holiness. After discussing the rule of law in the process of Gods Redemptive act, we will be able to see why nobody else can be the Saviour of the world beside Jesus Christ. Jesus states: I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father accept through me (John 14:6).
Fiction and History in Alessandro Manzoni's The Betrothed
Author: C. Povolo
In the 19th century, Alessandro Manzoni dedicated himself to writing the novel I promessi sposi that encouraged the Italian Risorgimento. This book traces how the renowned novelist was inspired by an event that occurred at the beginning of the 17th century, which he came to know about thanks to the secret collaboration of a Venetian archivist.
Author: Trevor Grove
Publisher: A&C Black
Every year a quarter of a million people are selected at random from the electoral register for jury service. They are given no training and are forbidden to discuss their verdicts after the trial. Despite the high-profile trials of Louise Woodward and O.J. Simpson, astonishingly little is known about what it's like to serve on a jury: this book is the first to reveal it.
Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt That Women Are Better Cops, Drivers, Gamblers, Spies, World Leaders, Beer Tasters, Hedge Fund Managers, and Just About Everything Else
Author: Dan Abrams
Publisher: Abrams Image
Category: Social Science
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, everyone is familiar with the tired clichés: women are bad drivers and are not good with money; only guys play video games and they give bad directions. Dan Abrams tackles the toughest case of his career in Man Down. Drawing on years of legal experience and research studies, Abrams explains step-by-step why women are better than men in just about every way imaginable, from managing money to flying planes to living longer. Abrams uses his trademark charm to get his point across without opining on the issue himself. Chock-full of fun facts and conversation starters, this book may not end the debate of men versus women, but it will definitely make it more interesting. Praise for Man Down: "a provocative collection of bite-size pro-women essays" -Wall Street Journal "compelling, controversial" -Glamour "I've always liked Dan Abrams. And now that he's charmingly admitted what we all knew anyway, I like him even more!" -Liz Smith