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Ziegler, Valarie H. 1954-

Works: 6 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 3,709 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS2018, 303.66
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Most widely held works by Valarie H Ziegler
The advocates of peace in antebellum America by Valarie H Ziegler( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revealing study of the worldview of nineteenth-century American peace activists, this book chronicles the political and intellectual development of the two major antebellum peace movements. The American Peace Society, a moderate group, understood peace work in the context of a positive view of the role of the state and social institutions in restraining war. It aimed to work through the institutions of church and state to achieve peace. The Garrisonian nonresistants of the New England Non-Resistant Society constituted a radical group which advocated the individual's complete separation from all institutions and a strict adherence to the example of Christ's life and teachings. As Valarie H. Ziegler shows, the task of establishing peace in a culture where institutionalized forms of violence such as slavery were legally protected proved endlessly frustrating for both groups. As they faced the questions raised by such diverse events as the lynching of abolitionists, the women's rights movement, the Mexican War, the Fugitive Slave Law, and John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, the advocates of peace faced the challenge of reformulating their ethical models, in hope of finding some way to reconcile peace, liberty, and social order. Despite their differences in temperament, both groups were initially convinced that the New Testament's admonition to love one's enemies and refuse to return evil for evil was an absolute command. They believed they were called to practice peace without regard for the consequences. As civil unrest raged over slavery, however, the advocates discovered that they did care about consequences. They wanted to abolish slavery and create a just social order. With the coming of the Civil War, the peace activists faced their most difficult task: choosing between a violent struggle to free the slaves and dutiful obedience to the Sermon on the Mount
Diva Julia : the public romance and private agony of Julia Ward Howe by Valarie H Ziegler( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Julia Ward Howe, discussing her priviledged childhood, schooling, unhappy marriage, writing successes, family life, and other related topics
Enticed by Eden : how Western culture uses, confuses, (and sometimes abuses) Adam and Eve by Linda S Schearing( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though it may not have been the intent of Genesis 1-3, the biblical first couple has been used for generations to sell consumable goods and strange ideologies both salacious and holy to willing Western masses. And, Linda Schearing and Valarie Ziegler argue, Adam and Eve have become archetypal figures for secular and religious society alike as they are transplanted from their ancient garden to a more modern Eden, often with eyebrow-raising consequences. Finding common ground between both religious and secular recastings of Adam and Eve, Schearing and Ziegler offer page-turning evidence of just how ubiquitous the first couple has become. From on-line dating services and promises of God-ordained romance to the advertising and selling of games, bathroom fixtures, and even risque bloomers, Adam and Eve are a hot commodity in modern culture. These strange, confusing, often humorous, and sometimes shocking accounts testify to the myriad of ways in which Genesis 1-3 has been recycled and recreated in the popular imagination, and moreover, in promotion of the Western world-view
C6-H0 : the Centre-Harvard game of 1921 by Valarie H Ziegler( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eve & Adam : Jewish, Christian, and Muslim readings on Genesis and gender( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How do sacred texts define who we are and how we relate to one another as women and as men? This ... anthology surveys more than two millennia of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim commentary on the biblical story that continues to raise fundamental questions about men, women, and society ... The editors have included early rabbinic texts, interpretations form the New Testament, and commentaries from the Church Fathers. There are excerpts from the Qur'an, from medieval Jewish commentaries, from Thomas Aquinas and other later figures, as well as representative texts of the Protestant Reformation. [It also] focuses on nineteenth-century America and the antebellum debate on slavery, the struggle for women's equality, and new religious movements such as the Shakers and Christian Science. Twentieth-century texts from all three traditions conclude the volume.-Back cover
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Diva Julia : the public romance and private agony of Julia Ward Howe
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Diva Julia : the public romance and private agony of Julia Ward Howe