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City of God: Christian Citizenship in Postwar Guatemala by Kevin Lewis O'Neill

By Kevin Lewis O'Neill

In Guatemala urban this present day, Christianity is not only a trust system--it is a counterinsurgency. Amidst postwar efforts at democratization, multinational mega-churches have conquered road corners and kitchen tables, guiding the devoted to construct a sanctified urban brick via brick. Drawing on wealthy interviews and broad fieldwork, Kevin Lewis O'Neill tracks the tradition and politics of 1 such church, taking a look at how neo-Pentecostal Christian practices became acts of citizenship in a brand new, politically suitable period for Protestantism. targeting daily practices--praying for Guatemala, talking in tongues for the soul of the state, organizing prayer campaigns to strive against unparalleled degrees of crime--O'Neill unearths that Christian citizenship has re-politicized the trustworthy as they fight to appreciate what it capacity to be a believer in a desperately violent crucial American urban. cutting edge, creative, conceptually wealthy, City of God reaches throughout disciplinary borders because it illuminates the hugely charged, evolving courting among faith, democracy, and the kingdom in Latin America.

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Garden Spot: Lancaster County, the Old Order Amish, and the by David Walbert

By David Walbert

Every year, thousands of holiday makers are attracted to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to event first-hand the imperative pastoral--both as an get away from city existence and as a unprecedented chance to turn into immersed in heritage. the world has attracted viewers wanting to trap a glimpse of the exact non secular neighborhood of the outdated Order Amish, to understand the great thing about the farmland, to benefit from the ample and scrumptious nutrients of the Pennsylvania Dutch...and, so much lately, to buy on the area's outlet department shops. for almost 300 years, Lancaster county has been a version of agricultural prosperity, rooted within the family members farm. the agricultural personality of where continues to be Lancaster's essential vacationer charm, yet is at odds with its swiftly emerging inhabitants and the industrial and home progress that has introduced. it's the stress among rural culture, growth, and urbanization that lies on the middle of backyard Spot. David Walbert examines how 20th century American tradition has come to outline and relish rurality, and the way development and monetary growth can co-exist with renovation of the conventional methods of existence within the area. Will small farms fail in a tradition that has more and more come to worth productiveness over caliber of lifestyles? What impression will additional improvement have on keeping this region's personality? Can rurality and growth co-exist within the twenty first century? A brilliant portrayal of the land and other people, citizens and outsiders alike, backyard Spot narrates the background of this zone and considers the demanding situations Lancaster County and its humans face that allows you to safeguard their special position.

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New Pearl of Great Price by Petrus of Ferrara Bonus

By Petrus of Ferrara Bonus

A Treatise about the Treasure and most useful Stone of the Philosophers. Or the tactic and method of this Divine artwork; With Observations Drawn from the Works of Arnoldus, Raymondus, Rhasis, Albertus, and Michael Scotus, First released via Janus Lacinius, the Calabrian, with a Copious Index. Epigrams of Pierius Roseus and Hippolytus Fantolius Delphicus; The Greeting of Janus Lacinius, the Calabrian Minorite Friar; Nuncupatory Discourse; shape and approach to Perfecting Base Metals, by way of Janus Lacinius; the recent Pearl of serious fee; The Epistle of Bonus; Extracts made via Lacinius from the Works of Arnoldus De Villa Nova; Epitome of the paintings of Raymondus Lullius; Extracts from the sunshine of lighting fixtures via Rhasis; Extracts from Albertus Magnus, S. Thomas, and different Sages; Curious research about the Nature of the sunlight and Moon, from Michael Scotus.

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Creation: A Biblical Vision for the Environment by Margaret Barker

By Margaret Barker

Margaret Barker contributes a commonly Christian voice to modern theological debates at the surroundings. many of the matters we are facing this present day weren't those who confronted the early Christian group and so there are frequently no at once proper biblical teachings. Barker's start line is the query of what Jesus himself may have believed concerning the production? What might the early Church have believed concerning the production? She then exhibits how a lot of this trust is embedded, frequently unrecognised, within the New testomony and early Christian texts. It used to be what humans assumed because the norm, the worldview during which they lived and expressed their religion. Barker establishes the final ideas of a Christian view of construction. a few of what she says will exhibit how present instructing may were unusual to the 1st Christians, not only in software yet in simple rules.

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The Missouri Mormon Experience by Thomas M. Spencer

By Thomas M. Spencer

The Mormon presence in nineteenth-century Missouri was once uneasy at top and now and then flared into violence fed via false impression and suspicion. through the tip of 1838, blood used to be shed, and Governor Lilburn Boggs ordered that Mormons have been to be “exterminated or pushed from the state.”

            The Missouri persecutions vastly formed Mormon religion and tradition; this ebook reexamines Mormon-Missourian background in the sociocultural context of its time. The participants to this quantity unearth the demanding situations and assumptions on either side of the clash, in addition to the cultural luggage that dictated how their activities and responses performed on one another.

            almost immediately after Joseph Smith proclaimed Jackson County the positioning of the “New Jerusalem,” Mormon settlers started relocating to western Missouri, and by way of 1833 they made up a 3rd of the county’s inhabitants. Mormons and Missourians didn't combine good. the recent settlers have been relocated to Caldwell County, yet tensions nonetheless escalated, resulting in the three-month “Mormon conflict” in 1838—capped by way of the Haun’s Mill bloodbath, now a seminal occasion in Mormon heritage.

            those 9 essays clarify why Missouri had a big position within the theology of 1830s Mormonism and was once expected because the website of a grand temple. The essays additionally examine interpretations of the bloodbath, the reaction of Columbia’s extra reasonable electorate to imprisoned church leaders (suggesting that the clash might have been shunned if Smith had as a substitute selected Columbia as his new Zion), and Mormon migration throughout the kingdom over the thirty years following their expulsion.

            even though few Missourians this present day are conscious of this heritage, many Mormons remain suspicious of the nation regardless of the eventual rescinding of Governor Boggs’s order. by means of depicting the Missouri-Mormon clash because the results of a very unstable combination of cultural and social motives, this booklet takes a step towards figuring out the motivations in the back of the clash and sheds new mild at the country of spiritual tolerance in frontier the USA.

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The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Volume 14: Abraham in by Hugh Nibley

By Hugh Nibley

Considered via many to be a vintage in LDS literature, Abraham in Egypt is coming again to print in an enlarged variation released in organization with the basis for historic examine and Mormon reviews (FARMS). In 1968-1970, Hugh Nibley wrote a sequence of articles for the Improvement Era titled "A New examine the Pearl of significant Price." Brother Nibley requested that a few of these articles be made into chapters to be extra to Abraham in Egypt. this can be what constitutes the recent version; no alterations have been made to the unique chapters. For the articles, Nibley drew from many Jewish and rabbinical assets, whereas his paintings within the first version used to be in line with Egyptian material.

This e-book defends the e-book of Abraham opposed to the critics, exhibiting the similarities among historical resources and the booklet of Abraham. Nibley's examine unearths the spiritual message of the booklet of Abraham to the trendy international and the Church.

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Ancient Documents and the Pearl of Great Price by Hugh Nibley

By Hugh Nibley

Dr. Hugh W. Nibley, professor emeritus of old scriptures at Brigham younger collage, gave the subsequent twenty-six lectures in an honors classification at the Pearl of serious rate. This classification used to be videotaped within the Maesar development in the course of wintry weather semester 1986 and the textual content used to be then transcribed and is integrated the following during this ebook.

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Cast a Blue Shadow by P. L. Gaus

By P. L. Gaus

What is the connection among historical past and fiction in a spot with a contentious previous? And of what hindrance is gender within the telling of reports approximately that past?

After the 1st snowfall of an early wintry weather, a Mennonite collage woman with a afflicted previous seems curled up and bloodied outdoor the offce of her early life psychiatrist. Mute for a few years as a toddler, Martha Lehman is back now not talking.

that very same morning, the rich mom of Martha's boyfriend is located murdered in her mansion within the nation west of Millersburg, Ohio. Professor Michael Branden and Sheriff Bruce Robertson commence an research that, within the house of a unmarried weekend, implicates Martha, threatens to rip aside the material of Millersburg university, pits one professor opposed to one other, and brings Caroline Branden almost about a brink over the woman she as soon as attempted so fervently to assist and who now turns out decided to enable nobody support her at all.

As Martha struggles to appreciate her enigmatic earlier and as Professor Branden wrestles with the homicide of the school 6's major benefactor, the genuine tale of Martha Lehman emerges--born Amish, switched over to Mennonite, and attracted to the English international for the worst of reasons.

In forged a Blue Shadow, his fourth Ohio Amish secret, P. L. Gaus maintains to discover the thresholds of tradition and religion one of the Amish sects and their English pals of northern Ohio. via interwoven plots, Gaus portrays those methods of existence at odds with each other regardless of their seeming concord. Coupling these clashes with the petty and determined scufflings of educational politics, Gaus spins a suspenseful story of strength, satisfaction, and established faith.

With forged a Blue Shadow, Professors Branden and Gaus have performed it again.

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