Church In The Land Of Desire

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Church in the Land of Desire

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According to William Leach, religious communities that have come to North America have not been able to withstand the damaging influence of its consumer-oriented society which has subverted ecclesial customs, values, and practices. Rather than resisting, most of these groups have sought to integrate Christianity into the new culture. By doing so, they run the risk of marginalizing the church and fundamentally altering its teachings and practice. Of course, the real danger does not reside in the occasional use of isolated elements of our culture, the unreflected application of any technology available, the replacement of traditional ecclesial practices with the techniques of the business world, or even the substitution of ecclesial foundations of authority. Rather, danger lies in a set of fundamental principles that together define a basic orientation which is naturally and almost mindlessly attracted to these secular devices, sees no harm in them, justifies and amplifies their effects, and effectively supplants the mind of Christ which is supposed to govern the church. This study analyzes and documents the effects of that mindset and calls us back to the biblical and traditional alternatives that alone can bring healing and recovery to the church.

Land of Desire

Land of Desire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William R. Leach
Editor: Vintage
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Land of Desire by William R. Leach Summary

This monumental work of cultural history was nominated for a National Book Award. It chronicles America's transformation, beginning in 1880, into a nation of consumers, devoted to a cult of comfort, bodily well-being, and endless acquisition. 24 pages of photos.

Land of Heart's Desire

Land of Heart's Desire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alexander Cordell
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
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Iestyn Mortymer was sentenced to twenty-one years transportation to the colonies for his part in the Chartist Rebellion of 1839. But three years on, he escaped during the massacre of the British Army in Afghanistan, and returned to Wales under a false identity. His beautiful Afghan lover Durrani, granddaughter of Dost Mahommed, the King of Kabul, having been banished from her country because of her relationship with Iestyn, joins him with their son, Suresh, to begin a new life in West Wales, farming at Cae White, near Carmarthen. However, Durrani's grandfather has other ideas. His kingship is under threat from Akbar Khan, his traitorous warrior son. To prevent Akbar from seizing the throne, Dost Mahommed changes his mind about his granddaughter's banishment and now seeks to have young Suresh returned to Kabul, in order for the child to take the throne, with his mother as Queen regent. The Dost's insistent command finds little welcome among the residents of Cae White Farm, however, and Iestyn prepares for battle...

Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan

Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kerby A. Miller,Arnold Schrier,Bruce D. Boling,David N. Doyle
Editor: Oxford University Press
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Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan by Kerby A. Miller,Arnold Schrier,Bruce D. Boling,David N. Doyle Summary

Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan is a monumental and pathbreaking study of early Irish Protestant and Catholic migration to America. Through exhaustive research and sensitive analyses of the letters, memoirs, and other writings, the authors describe the variety and vitality of early Irish immigrant experiences, ranging from those of frontier farmers and seaport workers to revolutionaries and loyalists. Largely through the migrants own words, it brings to life the networks, work, and experiences of these immigrants who shaped the formative stages of American society and its Irish communities. The authors explore why Irishmen and women left home and how they adapted to colonial and revolutionary America, in the process creating modern Irish and Irish-American identities on the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan was the winner of the James S. Donnelly, Sr., Prize for Books on History and Social Sciences, American Council on Irish Studies.

The Negro Church

The Negro Church Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W.E.B. DuBois
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W. E. B. Du Bois was editor and principal author of The Negro Church, first published in 1903. A groundbreaking study, this volume is the first in-depth treatment of African-American religious life. It is the first sociological book on religion in the United States. It is the first empirical study of religion conducted by Black scholars. It is a landmark historical text on African-American religion and mores of a century and more ago. A new introduction provides the contextual backdrop for understanding the religious scholarship and faith of Du Bois. The appearance of this text for a new generation of students, scholars, researchers, and communities of faith is cause to celebrate. Recognition of The Negro Church is long overdue and justly deserved.

Formation of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the Nineteenth Century

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Formation of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the Nineteenth Century by A. Owens Summary

This book explores the parameters of the African Methodist Episcopal Church's dual existence as evangelical Christians and as children of Ham, and how the denomination relied on both the rhetoric of evangelicalism and heathenism.

A genealogical history of the Rehoboth branch of the Carpenter family in America, brought down from their English ancestor, John Carpenter, 1303, with many biographical notes of descendants and allied families

A genealogical history of the Rehoboth branch of the Carpenter family in America, brought down from their English ancestor, John Carpenter, 1303, with many biographical notes of descendants and allied families Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amos B. Carpenter
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A genealogical history of the Rehoboth branch of the Carpenter family in America, brought down from their English ancestor, John Carpenter, 1303, with many biographical notes of descendants and allied families by Amos B. Carpenter Summary

William Carpenter (1605-1659) and his family emigrated from England and settled first at Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1638. He and his wife, Abigail, had seven children, ca. 1628-1644. The family moved to Rehoboth, Massachusetts, ca. 1644. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Record chiefly follows male lines. Includes Bliss, Brown, Clark, Howard, Perry, Read, Walker and related families.

Finding Holy in the Suburbs

Finding Holy in the Suburbs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ashley Hales
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 083087397X
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More than half of Americans live in the suburbs. Yet for many Christians, the suburbs are ignored, demeaned, or seen as a selfish cop-out from a faithful Christian life. What does it look like to live a full Christian life in the suburbs? Ashley Hales invites you to look deeply into your soul as a suburbanite and discover what it means to live holy there.

God's Will and God's Desire

God's Will and God's Desire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jamie Dech
Editor: PublishAmerica
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God's Will and God's Desire by Jamie Dech Summary

Many Christians are Calvinistic, but reluctantly so. They recognize that lost men do not seek God; those who choose to follow Jesus do so because God first chose them. But they are haunted by questions. Why does a sovereign God, who desires that all should come to faith in Christ, choose in His sovereignty to save only some? Couldn’t He just save them all? And if we are “chosen from before the foundation of the world,” then does it really make any difference, in the end, if we evangelize or pray for the unsaved? This book is a must-read for any “reluctant Calvinist,” because it deals with questions about evangelism and the sovereignty of God that typically seem to be left unanswered by the traditional Calvinist and Arminian positions. But it does so with the challenging - perhaps, even uncomfortable - conclusion that our prayers and obedience are a real and vital part of the process of narrowing the gap between God’s will to save some and His desire to save all. And so our prayer-life and our walk with God are crucial, because we, as believers, will be held responsible in the end for who will be saved!

Days of Destiny - Cosmic Prophecies for the 21St Century

Days of Destiny - Cosmic Prophecies for the 21St Century Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Ghost Wolf
Editor: Trafford Publishing
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Days of Destiny - Cosmic Prophecies for the 21St Century by Robert Ghost Wolf Summary

"There is no judement, there is only choice and consequence for your actions, or non-actions. You hold the Keys to Destiny in your hands. If you knew the power you command no one could ever enslave you again... and in a moment... you could change the outcome of eternity..." I Am only the Messenger May Great Spirit be with you... Dr. Robert Ghost Wolf

Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands

Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hiram Bingham, AM
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Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands by Hiram Bingham, AM Summary

The fascinating personal account from one of the first Westerners to live in Hawaii. A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands, by the Reverend Hiram Bingham, was first printed in New York in 1847. The book provides a panoramic history of Hawaii from before its discovery in 1778 by Captain James Cook up to 1845. Hiram Bingham became Hawaii's most notable missionary, an adviser to kings and queens, and was truly one of Hawaii's most influential historical figures. His work did much to transform old Hawaii into a new Hawaii. He was a child of his time, an ardent advocate of the Calvinistic Christianity of New England. He was unsympathetic to the traditional Hawaiian culture, yet his book tells us an enormous amount about Hawaiians as well as the missionary endeavors of himself and his colleagues. Personally Bingham was a man of great courage in a world of danger. Whaleers and their bottles of grog, the condemnation of those who opposed him, his worries about backsliding chiefs, wayward boy and girl converts, monarchs who liked alcohol—all these were very real problems to Bingham and his colleagues, amusing though they may seem to us today.

The Age of Edison

The Age of Edison Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ernest Freeberg
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A sweeping history of the electric light revolution and the birth of modern America The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but more than any other invention, Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb marked the arrival of modernity, transforming its inventor into a mythic figure and avatar of an era. In The Age of Edison, award-winning author and historian Ernest Freeberg weaves a narrative that reaches from Coney Island and Broadway to the tiniest towns of rural America, tracing the progress of electric light through the reactions of everyone who saw it and capturing the wonder Edison’s invention inspired. It is a quintessentially American story of ingenuity, ambition, and possibility in which the greater forces of progress and change are made by one of our most humble and ubiquitous objects.

Issues of Identity Metamorphoses in Transitional Epochs

Issues of Identity Metamorphoses in Transitional Epochs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elena Litovchenko
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Issues of Identity Metamorphoses in Transitional Epochs by Elena Litovchenko Summary

Modern mankind is today experiencing one of the largest transitional periods in history: from local civilizations to global planetary space. The ongoing, ambiguous processes of blurring economic, political and cultural lines bring the problem of collective and individual identity to the forefront of humanities research. What metamorphoses does identity undergo in transitional periods of the past? How are socio-political processes linked with the evolution of mentality? These issues resolved within a wide chronological framework here, highlighting geographical boundaries. The book shows how one can identify the peculiarity of identification processes by analyzing diverse sources and using modern methodologies. It will appeal to a wide range of humanities scholars and readers interested in identity problems throughout history, and provides various examples of real-life experience in a number of transitional epochs, accompanied by the dynamics of the identity of both individuals and social groups.

From the Cradle to the Pulpit

From the Cradle to the Pulpit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Aubrey C.H. Brown Jr. Th. D
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From the Cradle to the Pulpit by Aubrey C.H. Brown Jr. Th. D Summary

The story we are about to embark upon is not just a historical event that was stored in the mental archives of the writers imagination. Rather, it is the solid collection of indisputable facts. These facts are the pillows of truth that have guided a chosen vessel of God toward his vocational occupation. This book is a synopsis of the writers life, from the cradle to the pulpit. This story is based on a biological sketch of the writers childhood, to include his family background, community description, early education, and religious upbringing. His conversion to Christianity and call to the pastoral ministry was the turning point of his adult life. He was now moving on a particular uncertain course, not willing to quietly surrender to the will of God and heed the call to the pulpit ministry. This was the time of his life when he sought to avoid pastoral obligations by attempting to ponder in the field of journalism. This was, of course, the treading upon dangerous grounds that would subsequently provoke the one who requires his service to take serious action to implore his indulgence.

The Land of The Blessed Virgin

The Land of The Blessed Virgin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was an English playwright, novelist, and short story writer. He was one of the most popular authors of his era, and reputedly the highest paid of his profession during the 1930s. By 1914 he was famous, with 10 plays produced and 10 published novels. His masterpiece is generally agreed to be Of Human Bondage (1915), a semi-autobiographical novel that deals with the life of the main character Philip Carey, who like Maugham, was orphaned, and brought up by his pious uncle. His last major novel, The Razor's Edge, published in 1944, was a departure for him in many ways. While much of the novel takes place in Europe, its main characters are American, not British. His other works include: Liza of Lambeth (1897), Mrs Craddock (1902), A Man of Honour (1903), The Land of the Blessed Virgin (1905), The Bishop's Apron (1906), Lady Frederick (1907), The Magician (1908), Home and Beauty (1909), The Moon and Sixpence (1919), The Circle (1921), The Trembling of a Leaf (1921), and On a Chinese Screen (1922).

The Land Mines in Our Spiritual Journey

The Land Mines in Our Spiritual Journey Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Barham
Editor: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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The Land Mines in Our Spiritual Journey by Paul Barham Summary

The Land Mines in our Spiritual Journey-this book is a Christian spiritual manual inspired by the Holy Spirit. It teaches us how to recognize Satan's lies and deceptions. How to love, honor, and worship God. How to observe and obey God's laws. How to govern your life responsibly and take responsibility as God's designated authority over the earth. It teaches us how to love and appreciate life and be confident. Everything is made perfect by God-the Creator of all things. God designed our pains, suffering, and failures, not to destroy our lives but to shape our destiny to His glory, to draw us closer to Himself.

The Geography of Manitoba

The Geography of Manitoba Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Welsted,John Everitt,Christoph Stadel
Editor: Univ. of Manitoba Press
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The Geography of Manitoba by John Welsted,John Everitt,Christoph Stadel Summary

Manitoba is more than one of Canada's three prairie provinces. Encompassing 649,950 square kilometres, its territory ranges from Canadian Shield to grassland, parkland, and subarctic tundra. Its physical geography has been shaped by ice-age glaciers, while its human geography reflects the influences of its various inhabitants, from the First Nations who began arriving over 9,000 years ago, to its most recent immigrants. This fascinating range of geographical elements has given Manitoba a distinct identity and makes it a unique area for study. Geography of Manitoba is the first comprehensive guide to all aspects of the human and physical geography of this unique province. Representing the work of 47 scholars, and illustrated with over 200 maps, diagrams, and photographs, it is divided into four main sections, covering the major areas of the province's geography: Physical Background; People and Settlements; Resources and Industry; and Recreation.As well as studying historical developments, the contributors to Geography of Manitoba analyse recent political and economic events in the province, including the effect of federal and provincial elections and international trade agreements. They also comment on future prospects for the province, considering areas as diverse as resource management and climatic trends.

Sturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building

Sturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Russell Sturgis,Francis A. Davis
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Sturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building by Russell Sturgis,Francis A. Davis Summary

Volume 1 of monumental 3-volume classic offers comprehensive and detailed coverage of architectural terms, individuals, and national styles. Total in set: over 100 photographs and more than 1,000 illustrations. Bibliography.

The New Yoder

The New Yoder Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Dula,Chris K Huebner
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ISBN: 0718843002
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The work of John Howard Yoder has become increasingly influential in recent years. Moreover, it is gaining influence in some surprising places. No longer restricted to the world of theological ethicists and Mennonites, Yoder has been discovered as arefreshing voice by scholars working in many other fields. For thirty-five years, Yoder was known primarily as an articulate defender of Christian pacifism against a theological ethics guild dominated by the Troeltschian assumptions reflected in thework of Walter Rauschenbusch and Reinhold and Richard Niebuhr. But in the last decade, there has been a clearly identifiable shift in direction. A new generation of scholars has begun reading Yoder alongside figures most often associated with post-structuralism, neo-Nietzscheanism, and post-colonialism, resulting in original and productive new readings of his work. At the same time, scholars from outside of theology and ethics departments, indeed outside of Christianity itself, like Romand Coles and Daniel Boyarin, have discovered in Yoder a significant conversation partner for their own work. This volume collects some of the best of those essays in hope of encouraging more such work from readers of Yoder and in hopes of attracting others to his important work.

A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages

A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martyn Whittock
Editor: Robinson
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Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life. Thus we glimpse 11th century rural society through a conversation between a ploughman and his master. The life of Dick Whittington illuminates the rise of the urban elite. The stories of Roger 'the Raker' who drowned in his own sewage, a 'merman' imprisoned in Orford Castle and the sufferings of the Jews of Bristol reveal the extraordinary diversity of medieval society. Through these characters and events - and using the latest discoveries and research - the dynamic and engaging panorama of medieval England is revealed. Interesting facts include: When the life expectancy for women dropped to 26 years in Sierra Leone in 2002, following a catastrophic civil war, it was one year longer than the estimate for early medieval women. So great was the extent of church construction in the thirteenth century that it has been calculated it was the equivalent, in modern terms, of every family in England paying £500 every year, for the whole century! Murder rates for East Anglia, in the fourteenth century, were comparable with those of modern New York. For England generally the homicide rate was far higher than that of the urban USA today.

The Bible, the Bullet, and the Ballot

The Bible, the Bullet, and the Ballot Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fabulous Moyo
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ISBN: 1630879118
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The Bible, the Bullet, and the Ballot by Fabulous Moyo Summary

This book provides a balanced account of the role of Christians, Christian organizations, and churches in sociopolitical transformation over the bedrock of colonial and nationalist politics in the past century in Zimbabwe. The work explores the broader social and political impact of prominent African Christian clergy who were sociopolitical activists such as Ndabaningi Sithole, Abel Muzorewa, and Canaan Banana. It also highlights the role of missionaries who contributed to the African struggle for independence such as Ralph Edward Dodge, Donal Lamont, and Garfield Todd. The work further explores the contributions of African nationalist parties and prominent politicians with Christian roots, such as Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe, in the struggle for independence, and their contribution in the postcolonial era in light of their Christian heritage and the collective pre-independence nationalist ideals on nation-building and national unity.

Rupert's Land

Rupert's Land Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard I. Ruggles,Calgary Institute for the Humanities
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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Rupert's Land by Richard I. Ruggles,Calgary Institute for the Humanities Summary

Revised versions of papers presented at a conference held at the University of Calgary, Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 1986.

Church, State and Society in Kenya

Church, State and Society in Kenya Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Galia Sabar
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136334270
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Church, State and Society in Kenya by Galia Sabar Summary

This volume offers a debate on the role of Christianity in post-colonial Kenya, charting the role of the church, state and society in the transformation of Kenya and the relationship between the three. It shows how the church initiated health, education, and economic activities, showing it to be a major instrument of transformation.

Being a Christian in Igbo Land

Being a Christian in Igbo Land Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eze Ikechukwu
Editor: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
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It is not always a comfortable position to question the position of a good majority. However, it is known that the majority can sometimes be wrong or see things differently. It takes courage and a particularly critical mind to question the depth of the Christian Faith in a land seen as the future of Christianity in Africa. As a Priest with some pastoral experience both in Africa and in Europe, the Author is at home with the subject matter in this book. He accepts the fact of the growing numbers in the churches but questions the depth of conviction in the face of the problems arising from the clash of values between Christian Faith and Igbo Traditional Religion. He maintains that, if God saw enough reasons to create men differently and revealed himself differently to them, he - God accepts that men have different understandings of his relationship with them and that they may relate with him using what is available to them - their Culture and Tradition.

Women and Ordination in the Christian Churches

Women and Ordination in the Christian Churches Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian Jones,Kirsty Thorpe,Janet Wootton
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Women and Ordination in the Christian Churches by Ian Jones,Kirsty Thorpe,Janet Wootton Summary

The growth of women's ordained ministry is one of the most remarkable and significant developments in the recent history of Christianity. This collection of essays brings together leading contributors from both academic and church contexts to explore Christian experiences of ordaining women in theological, sociological, historical and anthropological perspective. Key questions include: How have national, denominational and ecclesial cultures shaped the different ways in which women's ordination is debated and/or enacted? What differences have women's ordained ministry, and debates on women's ordination, made in various church contexts? What 'unfinished business' remains (in both congregational and wider ministry)? How have Christians variously conceived ordained ministry which includes both women and men? How do ordained women and men work together in practice? What have been the particular implications for female clergy? And for male clergy? What distinctive issues are raised by women's entry into senior ordained/leadership positions? How do episcopal and non-episcopal traditions differ in this?

The Disciples in the Pacific Southwest Region

The Disciples in the Pacific Southwest Region Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edwin C. Linberg
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The life and ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in The Pacific Southwest Region from 1955 into 2009 is chronicled in this book.

The Lady of the Shroud

The Lady of the Shroud Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bram Stoker
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The Lady of the Shroud, Bram Stoker's eleventh novel, is an adventure story about a young man who inherits enormous amount of money which he uses to help the people of a small country in the Balkans in their struggle against their more powerful neighbors.

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Gender Politics of Knowledge in Colonial Mexico

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Gender Politics of Knowledge in Colonial Mexico Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephanie Kirk
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Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Gender Politics of Knowledge in Colonial Mexico by Stephanie Kirk Summary

Each of the book's five chapters evokes a colonial Mexican cultural and intellectual sphere: the library, anatomy and medicine, spirituality, classical learning, and publishing and printing. Using an array of literary texts and historical documents and alongside secondary historical and critical materials, the author Stephanie Kirk demonstrates how Sor Juana used her poetry and other works to inscribe herself within the discourses associated with these cultural institutions and discursive spheres and thus challenge the male exclusivity of their precepts and precincts. Kirk illustrates how Sor Juana subverted the masculine character of erudition, writing herself into an all-male community of scholars. From there, Sor Juana clearly questions the gender politics at play in her exclusion, and undermines what seems to be the inextricable link previously forged between masculinity and institutional knowledge. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Gender Politics of Knowledge in Colonial Mexico opens up new readings of her texts through the lens of cultural and intellectual history and material culture in order to shed light on the production of knowledge in the seventeenth-century colonial Mexican society of which she was both a product and an anomaly.

Political Handbook of the World 1998

Political Handbook of the World 1998 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arthur S. Banks,Alan J. Day,Thomas C. Muller,0 0
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Political Handbook of the World 1998 by Arthur S. Banks,Alan J. Day,Thomas C. Muller,0 0 Summary

Political Handbook of the World annually provides up-to-date political information on all the world's countries in a balanced, accurate and comprehensive manner. A singular and authoritative reference work for nearly 70 years, each new volume builds on the research and scholarship of previous editions, offering rare insight into stories making headlines, judiciously outlining contemporary conflicts and analysing current foreign policy within the informed context of past events and decisions. It is considered to be the single-volume reference work of choice for libraries, diplomats, academic faculties, international corporations, and others needing accurate, timely information.

Tasty Jesus

Tasty Jesus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bryan Hurlbutt
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Tasty Jesus by Bryan Hurlbutt Summary

Tasty Jesus deals with key cultural, philosophical, and theological representations of Christ that find expression in the North American church. Each of these respective cameos of Christ has colored the Christological understanding of many believers in the local assembly. We live in a society deeply embedded in a mindless individualism that is more concerned with a malleable Christ that suits their present taste than the Jesus of both the Bible and historic Christian orthodoxy. This book is at once a critique, a call, and a consideration. It is a critique of particular visions of Jesus that are embraced by specific subcultures, philosophical camps, and theological perspectives. It is a call to the local church, both its attendees and leadership, intended to awaken them to the problems with these various portraits in hope of stirring them to respond appropriately. It is a consideration of the primary ideological counterpoints to each view of Jesus, and a postulation of the best manner in which to equip believers in the local assembly to respond to each distortion of Jesus and live under the lordship of the real Christ. It is time to get Jesus out from under the tyranny of our personal tastes!

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (Baker Reference Library)

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (Baker Reference Library) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Walter A. Elwell
Editor: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1441200304
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Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (Baker Reference Library) by Walter A. Elwell Summary

Fifteen years after its original publication comes a thoroughly revised edition of the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Every article from the original edition has been revisited. With some articles being removed, others revised, and many new articles added, the result is a completely new dictionary covering systematic, historical, and philosophical theology as well as theological ethics.

A commentary on the book of Psalms

A commentary on the book of Psalms Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. Horne
Editor: Рипол Классик
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A commentary on the book of Psalms. In which their literal or historical sense, as they relate to King David, and the people of Israel, is illustrated; and their application to Messiah, to the church, and to individuals, as members thereof, is pointed out; with a view to render the use of the psalter pleasing and profitable to all orders and degrees of Christians.

Reconciliation and Religio-political Non-conformism in Zimbabwe

Reconciliation and Religio-political Non-conformism in Zimbabwe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joram Tarusarira
Editor: Routledge
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Reconciliation and Religio-political Non-conformism in Zimbabwe by Joram Tarusarira Summary

Religio-political organisations in Zimbabwe play an important role in advocating democratisation and reconciliation, against acquiescent, silenced or co-opted mainstream churches. Reconciliation and Religio-political Non-conformism in Zimbabwe analyses activities of religious organisations that deviate from the position of mainline churches and the political elites with regard to religious participation in political matters, against a background of political conflict and violence. Drawing on detailed case studies of the Zimbabwe Christian Alliance (ZCA), Churches in Manicaland (CiM) and Grace to Heal (GtH), this book provocatively argues that in the face of an unsatisfactory religious and political culture, religio-political non-conformists emerge seeking to introduce a new ethos even in the face of negative sanctions from dominant religious and political systems.

Solving the Immigrant Church Crisis

Solving the Immigrant Church Crisis Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ronald M. Rothenberg
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Solving the Immigrant Church Crisis: The Biblical Solution of Parallel Ministry (Acts 6:1-7) addresses the crisis of the immigrant church in which complex cultural and linguistic factors create a reticence on the part of immigrants to transfer financial and decision-making authority to succeeding generations, and this results in a culturally irrelevant ministry to those generations, an exodus of believers from the church, a spiritually immature remnant, and an inability to reach the lost. The thesis of this book is that parallel ministry, based on Acts 6:1-7, is the biblical solution to the crisis in the immigrant church. While there are at least two main aspects of this crisis, a spiritual-relational and an ecclesiastical aspect, this book focuses on the ecclesiastical aspect of defining the biblical structure of church government. Specifically, this book is for immigrant churches primarily in the United States and offers them a biblical and practical solution to the problem plaguing them for over two centuries of how to minister effectively to the succeeding generations.

The Ecology of British Romantic Conservatism, 1790-1837

The Ecology of British Romantic Conservatism, 1790-1837 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Katey Castellano
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Analyzing Romantic conservative critiques of modernity found in literature, philosophy, natural history, and agricultural periodicals, this book finds a common theme in the 'intergenerational imagination.' This impels an environmental ethic in which obligations to past and future generations shape decisions about inherited culture and land.

The Oxford History of Britain

The Oxford History of Britain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenneth O. Morgan
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A new edition of this best-selling history of Britain, from Roman times, now updated to cover the first decade of the 21st century. The Oxford History of Britain tells the story of Britain and its people over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Encompassing political, social, economic, and cultural developments throughout the British Isles, the dramatic narrative is taken up in turn by ten leading historians who offer the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in an authoritative form. A vivid, sometimes surprising picture emerges of a continuous turmoil of change in every period, and the wider social context of political and economic tension is made clear. But consensus, no less than conflict, is a part of the story: in focusing on elements of continuity down the centuries, the authors bring out that special awareness of identity which has been such a distinctive feature of British society. By relating both these factors in the British experience, and by exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, this landmark work brings the reader face to face with the past, and the foundations of modern British society. This updated new edition (by the original editor) adds great richness by taking the story down from the economic crisis of 2008 to the conflict over Europe at the present day.

The Sixty-Seventh Book of the Holy Bible by Elijah the Prophet as God Promised from the Book of Malachi.

The Sixty-Seventh Book of the Holy Bible by Elijah the Prophet as God Promised from the Book of Malachi. Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elijah, the Prophet
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The Sixty-Seventh Book of the Holy Bible by Elijah the Prophet as God Promised from the Book of Malachi. by Elijah, the Prophet Summary

Revelation 10:9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. Revelation 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angels hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. Here is the mystery of God, where He will train an angel to write about the seven thunders in modern times or fear. Fear is the beginning of all wisdom (knowledge), yet we have to reach for, there is nothing to fear but fear itself. How can a book result in my mouth sweet as honey when I speak and my belly was bitter as I tried to swallow my pride and the wisdom made me sicken? He told us to eat of the book as He has told us to eat of His body. A location that does not teach fear is not a valid church location, since fear is the beginning of all wisdom (knowledge). Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. Malachi 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiners fire, and like fullers soap. Malachi 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.


Christian Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Byrne
Editor: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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Since the name Christian made its first appearance, the meaning of the word has gone through many name changes. Today there are as many meanings of Christian as there are denominations. And disturbingly, most of them bear a denominational, not a biblical imprint. Brian Byrne has put aside his denominational spectacles and has taken a long hard look at what the scriptures have to say about the identity, life, works, and future of a Christian. And the results will surprise you. Brian Byrne has found that the life of every Christian involves the separation of the things that belong to God from the things of the evil one. And integral in that separation is the question, "To whom do Christians give their allegiance?" He then explores the life, character, works, and accomplishments of the One whose name Christians bear, our Lord Jesus Christ. Included in his study is the essential element in Christian's relationship with the Lord. It is by faith. He has found that one of the great "missings" in the lives of Christians is the presence and work of the Spirit. Brian has explored this subject in considerable depth. He has followed this study with a study of Christian as disciple, exploring seven elements in the life of a disciple, and each one bears the imprint of the Spirit. The family of God to whom all Christians belong has a special place in Brian's study. He treats this special subject not as doctrine, but as practical reality, as the environment in which Christians are to express their faith. Brian explores the surprising glory for the Christian that is beyond this life. He concludes the book with details of a number of important words that Christians need to know and to apply. Christian: Not of This World is an essential resource for everyone who bears the name Christian and for those who teach the principles of our faith.

Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present

Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cynthia Clark Northrup,Jerry H. Bentley,Alfred E. Eckes, Jr,Patrick Manning,Kenneth Pomeranz,Steven Topik
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Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present by Cynthia Clark Northrup,Jerry H. Bentley,Alfred E. Eckes, Jr,Patrick Manning,Kenneth Pomeranz,Steven Topik Summary

Written for high school or beginning undergraduate students, this four-volume reference valiantly attempts to provide a historical framework for the perhaps overly broad concept of world trade. Entry topics were selected on trade organizations, influential people, commodities, events that affected trade, trade routes, navigation, religion, communic

Hiram Milliken's Nightmare Land

Hiram Milliken's Nightmare Land Pdf/ePub eBook Author: JJ Christopher
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In Lancaster, Connecticut, Margaret Adler is gone. She vanished, just seconds before her house exploded into a fireball. Her dark secrets remain in a hidden, basement room, where science and murder came together, and gave birth to awesome power... ... only when she left, she wasn’t alone. Hiram Milliken, the twisted, child killer, is with her, even though his body lies in the middle of Wickett Avenue, his dead eyes staring up into the black, night sky. They tried to steal Jeremy McKee’s soul, they tried to kill his friends - they killed his father - but he fought them... he fought, and he won, and the price of his victory cost them more than they ever dreamt possible. Now, Hiram is trapped inside Margaret’s body, and in control of her fantastic powers. Jeremy and his friends are hunting for him, with the help of a surprise ally from the government institution known only as The Agency. Hiram will stop at nothing to have a new body for himself, one with the power to crush anyone who stands in his way... but to succeed, more children must die. The battle begins anew. The power was never meant to be in the hands of a madman.