Systematics

Author: Ward C. Wheeler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118301110
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Systematics: A Course of Lectures is designed for use in an advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate level course in systematics and is meant to present core systematic concepts and literature. The book covers topics such as the history of systematic thinking and fundamental concepts in the field including species concepts, homology, and hypothesis testing. Analytical methods are covered in detail with chapters devoted to sequence alignment, optimality criteria, and methods such as distance, parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian approaches. Trees and tree searching, consensus and super-tree methods, support measures, and other relevant topics are each covered in their own sections. The work is not a bleeding-edge statement or in-depth review of the entirety of systematics, but covers the basics as broadly as could be handled in a one semester course. Most chapters are designed to be a single 1.5 hour class, with those on parsimony, likelihood, posterior probability, and tree searching two classes (2 x 1.5 hours).

The Future Of Phylogenetic Systematics

Author: David Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316688186
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Willi Hennig (1913–76), founder of phylogenetic systematics, revolutionised our understanding of the relationships among species and their natural classification. An expert on Diptera and fossil insects, Hennig's ideas were applicable to all organisms. He wrote about the science of taxonomy or systematics, refining and promoting discussion of the precise meaning of the term 'relationship', the nature of systematic evidence, and how those matters impinge on a precise understanding of monophyly, paraphyly, and polyphyly. Hennig's contributions are relevant today and are a platform for the future. This book focuses on the intellectual aspects of Hennig's work and gives dimension to the future of the subject in relation to Hennig's foundational contributions to the field of phylogenetic systematics. Suitable for graduate students and academic researchers, this book will also appeal to philosophers and historians interested in the legacy of Willi Hennig.

The Triune God

Author: Bernard J. F. Lonergan
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802094333
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Written in Latin for students at the Gregorian University in Rome, Bernard Lonergan's 1964 De Deo Trino (The Triune God) examines Christian Theology's conception of the Trinity in two parts. The first part, the pars dogmatic, is here translated into English in an edition that includes the original Latin on facing pages. The section called Prolegomena follows the dialectical development of Trinitarian doctrine by Christian thinkers from the time of the New Testament to the Council of Nicea (325 AD). The remainder of the volume consists of five theses outlining the evolution of the principal features of Trinitarian doctrine from the New Testament to the Council of Nicea and on through the Patristic era.The Triune God: Doctrines is complementary to the previously published The Triune God: Systematics. Together they represent the most massive treatment of the doctrine of the Trinity in recent centuries. This work of translation ensures that Lonergan's masterpiece, De Deo Trino, will at last be available in its entirety to contemporary readers.

Theology Of My Life

Author: John Frame
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532613776
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This book is an autobiographical memoir. It tells the story of how God prepared me for the work of theology during childhood and during my schooling at Princeton, Westminster, and Yale. It focuses on those events that shaped my theological convictions and led me to develop my distinctive emphases in theology, apologetics, and philosophy. It seeks to honor God's providence in leading me from one point to another in my life as a son, husband, father, theologian, apologist, and churchman. My goal in the book is to show how one's theological convictions are products, not only of logic and reasoning, but also of the events of one's life and the people one interacts with.

Star Clusters

Author: B.W. Carney
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540676465
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Star clusters are at the heart of astronomy, being key objects for our understanding of stellar evolution and galactic structure. Observations with the Hubble Space Telescope and other modern equipment have revealed fascinating new facts about these galactic building blocks. This book provides two comprehensive and up-to-date, pedagogically designed reviews on star clusters by two well-known experts in the field. Bruce Carney presents our current knowledge of the relative and absolute ages of globular clusters and the chemical history of our Galaxy. Bill Harris addresses globular clusters in external galaxies and their use as tracers of galaxy formation and cosmic distance indicators. The book is written for graduate students as well as professionals in astronomy and astrophysics.

Chalice Of God

Author: Aidan Nichols
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814634311
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Over the course of a distinguished theological career, Aidan Nichols has produced an array of masterful contributions to the fields of systematic theology, ecclesiology, theological aesthetics, ecumenism, liturgy, and Scripture. Now, inChalice of God, he attempts to synthesize a lifetime of research, teaching, and scholarly reflection in a book that is both rigorously academic and intensely personal. This is Nichols' theological manifesto for the twenty-first century. Drawing together the insights of high scholasticism, the mid-twentieth-century ressourcement movement, a holistic reading of Scripture typical of the best patristic exegesis, and the liturgical tradition and iconography of both East and West, he presents a sound architecture for contemporary Catholic theology. Chalice of God promises to enrich and challenge those who engage in the enterprise of theology for years to come.