Stop the Train

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Children's stories - 238 pages
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Richard Hooker (1554-1600) has traditionally been seen as the first systematic defender of an Anglican via media between Rome and Geneva. Revisionists have argued recently, however, that Hooker was in fact a thoroughly Reformed theologian. Dr Voak takes issue with this interpretation, arguing that Hooker over time became highly critical of numerous Reformed positions. Beginning with philosophical principles underlying Hooker's theology (free will, resistibility of grace), the book then considers issues such as original sin, justification and sanctification, merit and the religious authority of scripture, reason, and tradition. Finally, Hooker's late manuscripts are examined, in which he defends himself from the charge of heresy.
 

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User Review  - souloftherose - LibraryThing

This was a fun story about the trials of a small, newly settled town called Florence in Oklahoma in the 19th century. The settlers are entirely dependent on the railroad for supplies for their town ... Read full review

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User Review  - cameronl - LibraryThing

Charming book about the founding of a town in Oklahoma during the westward expansion. Snubbed by the railroad that passes through, they struggle to build there town and convince the rail baron to change his mind. The audio book version, with a full cast, is a delight to listen to. Read full review

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Contents

The Red Rock Runner
1
Nowhere
6
Villagers
16
No Go
32
Brides and Grease
44
Sittin on Satin
59
Strong Language
73
Quick Quick Snow
90
All Jump Up
150
The Great Train Robbery
165
Fair Florence
181
Showdown at Ten FortyFive
191
Killing Trains
196
The Traitor
207
Passengers
215
Changing Names
221

OneWay Ticket
106
Communications
121
From Bad to Worse
137
Marriage Lines
235
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Geraldine McCaughrean is a prize-winning author - winner of Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children's Fiction Award, Whitbread Award (twice) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award.

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