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Unitarian Universalism - A Narrative History

Unitarian Universalism: A Narrative History

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Product Code: 6147
ISBN: 9780970247902
Publisher: Meadville-Lombard
Publication Date: 
Pages: 226
Binding Information: Paperback 


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Bumbaugh provides an overview of Unitarianism, Universalism, and Unitarian Universalism from their beginnings in Europe to the end of the twentieth century, and he tells the story in a readable and accessible way. The author is currently an associate professor of ministry at Meadville-Lombard and a minister emeritus of the Unitarian Church in Summit, New Jersey.


Review   The American Prospect - April 13, 2009
“When the sexual assault rates among female veterans are so astronomically high -- at least 30, and as high as 70 percent, according to Helen Benedict, author of the new book The Lonely Soldier -- the "combat" classification becomes a moot point. Keep in mind that sexual assault is a hugely underreported crime; even the Pentagon admits that only 10 to 20 percent of cases are probably being reported.”
Review   ForeWord - April 1, 2009
“Benedict’s book, filled with compelling and heartbreaking stories, is a groundbreaking testament to the bravery, resilience, and almost insurmountable obstacles faced by women in stationed in Iraq.”
Review   Ms. - April 1, 2009
“…The Lonely Soldier has strong merit as an account of women’s military experience in this long and reckless war.”
Review   Women's e-News - April 13, 2009
“Domestic violence among veterans has reached historic frequency," Helen Benedict writes in her new book "The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq." "And post-traumatic stress disorder rates appear to be higher among Iraq war veterans than among those who have served in Afghanistan or even, many believe, in Vietnam. One of the symptoms of this disorder is uncontrollable violence.”
Review   Los Angeles Times - May 13, 2009
“For women enter the military for the same reasons men do: to escape a dead-end life, it's a job or simply because they are patriotic and want to serve. Yet as Helen Benedict documents in her important, finely drawn book, "The Lonely Soldier," many find out they're fighting two wars: the one against the official enemy and the one against their male compadres. To use military jargon, the situation is "FUBAR" -- and shows no sign of letting up.”
Review   Library Journal - June 15, 2009
“In Iraq more women soldiers have been in harm’s way than ever before, making a mockery of the official policy barring women from combat. These women face special challenges, such as isolation, sexual predation, misogyny, to say nothing of firefights, improvised Explosive Devices, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Benedict (journalism, Columbia Univ.) displays some hostility to the military generally but does provide an anodyne to the favorable chronicles that write only of heroism. She also offers recommendation for change.”

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