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Anticommunists are depicted as pathetic and former communists as confused apostate backsliders.
The backsliders lacked a robust and stable base of support in civil society prior to their resource discoveries.
The 50 states and the District of Columbia fall into three general categories--climbers, sustainers, and backsliders.
We're talking secular humanists, hard-core atheists, agnostics, ag-curious, backsliders, people who don't identify with any '-ist" or "-ism" whatsoever, and people who just find themselves saying, "Uh, wait a minute," a lot.
A 'boy commandant' who never grew up, an Irish Victor Grayson, or, as McGuire would have it, a great man with the right approach who was ultimately defeated by backsliders and counter-revolutionaries?
Violence is well-used when it is coupled with a new vision of how things ought to be and keeps "the backsliders in line" or "[converts] the doubters" (VI).
173-97, especially 173-75; Michael Winship, "Weak Christians, Backsliders, and Carnal Gospelers: Assurance of Salvation and the Pastoral Origins of Puritan Practical Divinity in the 1580s," Church History, 70 (2001), pp.
The Torah describes a monotheistic and aniconic Yahwism centered on a magnificent temple in Jerusalem battling backsliders into polytheistic Canaanite idolatry, while in contrast archaeology has revealed religious establishments outside the capital (e.
In doing so, Tateishi's example and methods might be regarded as sowing seeds of hope for a community of dropouts, down-shifters, and backsliders who may have otherwise tilled only barren fields in an eroded civil society.
LUPIN: Look at my works "A pair of Stilts to get us removed thro' the slough of Despond," (44) "A pair of Skates to enable us sinners to slide down the winter of Life," "A needle and thread to stitch up a Backsliders rents"