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Did Jesus Christ Exist? By John Ostrowick
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There is a significant movement on Internet at present, heavily supported by the New Atheist movement, which denies that Jesus Christ ever existed. Some of the claims that are made, most notoriously... More > in the first Zeitgeist movie, are demonstrably false. In this book, John Ostrowick explores the academic, mythological, textual, archaeological, scientific, and probabilistic arguments for the existence of Jesus Christ. This book argues that although the evidence for Christ is slim at best, he nonetheless remains the simplest hypothesis to explain the particularly detailed story that we hear in the New Testament Gospels. Although we only have one apparently original document referring to Jesus — the book of Mark — it is still simplest to assume he existed, even if he was merely a man, and only did some of the things described in the New Testament.< Less
The Affordable Insider's Guide to Johannesburg By John Ostrowick
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Johannesburg is severely underrated as a tourist destination. This could be because it has no beaches, no snow-capped mountains, and no ancient buildings. But Johannesburg has something else - it is... More > a cultural and industrial centre, with an enormous array of entertainment events running day and night. Johannesburg is also the scene of the fall of the abominable Apartheid system. So Johannesburg is not only a cultural centre, but it is also politically one of the most significant cities in Africa, and the most economically powerful. Furthermore, the human race evolved in the Johannesburg area. So there are many reasons to visit. This book gives an introduction to South Africa and Johannesburg in particular. It covers all the things to see and visit in Johannesburg and its surrounds. It provides addresses, phone numbers and GPS coordinates of each tourist attraction, so that you can find them easily. This edition contains a black-and-white interior to make the book affordable.< Less
An Insider's Guide to Johannesburg By John Ostrowick
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Johannesburg is severely underrated as a tourist destination. This could be because it has no beaches, no snow-capped mountains, and no ancient buildings. But Johannesburg has something else - it is... More > a cultural and industrial centre, with an enormous array of entertainment events running day and night. Johannesburg is also the scene of the fall of the abominable Apartheid system. So Johannesburg is not only a cultural centre, but it is also politically one of the most significant cities in Africa, and the most economically powerful. Furthermore, the human race evolved in the Johannesburg area. So there are many reasons to visit. This book gives an introduction to South Africa and Johannesburg in particular. It covers all the things to see and visit in Johannesburg and its surrounds. It provides addresses, phone numbers and GPS coordinates of each tourist attraction, so that you can find them easily.< Less
An Introduction to Ancient Philosophy: The Greeks and Lao Tzu By John Ostrowick
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This book is intended as an introductory text into ancient philosophy. It focuses primarily on epistemology and metaphysics. It covers Plato, Aristotle, Parmenides, and Heraclitus, and compares some... More > of these authors to the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu. It also includes a section on women in Ancient Greek philosophy. This edition is intended for university students who only want to read the important material in the author and skim past the unnecessary elaborations. Each section starts with an introduction summarising the authors' basic positions, cites an abrdiged version of the original text, and then ends with a criticism of the material. The Gutenberg press versions have been abridged, commented on and corrected, with underlines and bold font on the key phrases, sentences and arguments. Important arguments, issues to consider, and comparisons to other authors are made in sticky notes next to each underlined paragraph where appropriate.< Less
Web Programming — An Introduction By John Ostrowick
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This book explains what the Web is and how to write web pages. It also covers topics like what the Internet is, how it works, what webservers are and how to administer them, in some detail.... More > Technologies covered include: HTML4-5, images, CGI/Perl, PHP, MySQL, AJAX/JSON, JavaScript, Cookies, RSS, CSS, Forms, Apache. This book does not cover Flash, as it is deprecated, nor ASP, as the technologies covered are all open-source. The information provided is, however, sufficient for you to build an attractive and fully functional modern website for deployment on a Mac OS X, Linux or UNIX server.< Less
The Anointed (Large Print Edn.) By John Ostrowick
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Not much is clear when we consider the history of first-century Israel. We know it was a nation in turmoil, with constantly shifting politics and ideas. Crippled by kings who were unable to keep... More > their thrones, governors who were evicted from office soon after taking it, Israel was beset with brutal, violent outbursts and equally brutal suppressions. In such a climate it was inevitable that there’d be no shortage of populist leaders all pretending to know what was best for the people. But something happened, and whatever it was, it was to determine the history of the world for the next two thousand years. We all know the familiar story. But what if it didn't happen like that?< Less
The Anointed By John Ostrowick
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Not much is clear when we consider the history of first-century Israel. We know it was a nation in turmoil, with constantly shifting politics and ideas. Crippled by kings who were unable to keep... More > their thrones, governors who were evicted from office soon after taking it, Israel was beset with brutal, violent outbursts and equally brutal suppressions. In such a climate it was inevitable that there’d be no shortage of populist leaders all pretending to know what was best for the people. But something happened, and whatever it was, it was to determine the history of the world for the next two thousand years. We all know the familiar story. But what if it didn't happen like that?< Less