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Trails Of Hope And Terror

Author : Miguel A. De La Torre
ISBN : 9781570757983
Genre : Social Science
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A conversation on the challenges of immigration that includes the voices of recent immigrants, the documented and undocumented. A combination of analysis, story, and artistic expression opens up the complexities of immigration for undergraduates and for all Christians. De la Torre's goal is to initiate a civil conversation that can replace the politics of fear that now dominates discussions of immigration.

Church On The Way

Author : Nell Becker Sweeden
ISBN : 9781498209175
Genre : Religion
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The practice of Christian hospitality reaches back to the early centuries of Christian life as well as deep into Jewish history, life, and Scripture. This practice is alive today in Christian churches and in parachurch organizations within the United States, but new contextual realities--in particular twenty-first-century global migration patterns--have altered the conditions under which hospitality is practiced. The reality of migration and its effect on human lives disrupts static conceptions of hospitality and challenges ecclesial communities toward contextual appropriation of hospitality practice. This volume explores Christian hospitality practice in light of twenty-first-century U.S. Latino/a migration, and it develops the notion of a journeying hospitality of accompaniment with and among persons migrating, which fosters deeper relationships and formation. The shifting identities of persons "on the move" challenge assumptions about what it means to welcome another in hospitality and, ultimately, what it means to be church from within these new relationships. In turn, the new conceptions and expressions of hospitality offered in this book press how the nature and mission of the church will be oriented toward new ecclesial patterns and alternative forms of residing on earth.

Women Wisdom And Witness

Author : Rosemary P. Carbine
ISBN : 9780814680896
Genre : Religion
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The New Voices Seminar is a lively, intergenerational, and diverse group of women scholars who take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Christianity. Under the leadership of Kathleen Dolphin, the seminar gathers annually at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, for collegial and collaborative conversation about women in the church and in the world. With Women, Wisdom, and Witness, readers are invited to join their conversation. This collection of essays by seminar members addresses significant contexts of contemporary women's experience: suffering and resistance, education, and the crossroads of religion and public life. Theology is brought to bear on some pressing issues in our time: poverty, sexual norms, trauma and slavery, health care, immigration, and the roles of women in academia and in the church. Readers will discover the rich socio-political, interdisciplinary, and dialogical implications of Catholic women's intellectual and social praxis in contemporary theology and ethics.

Reading The Bible From The Margins

Author : Miguel A. De La Torre
ISBN : 1570754101
Genre : Religion
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This introduction focuses on how issues involving race, class, and gender influence our understanding of the Bible. Describing how "standard" readings of the Bible are not always acceptable to people or groups on the "margins," this book afters valuable new insights into biblical texts today.

Runaway Muse

Author : Daniel Klawitter
ISBN : 1475123566
Genre : Poetry
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"Whether he is writing about the Sufi poet Rumi, the magic of jazz legend Miles Davis, the perseverance of the downtrodden and oppressed, or the banality of political discourse on t.v. talk shows, poet Daniel Klawitter does it all with an engaging lyricism and musicality of language that makes his verse yield many re-readings. This fine collection is filled with witty punch lines, biting social commentary, and a deep reverence for the sacred." ---Bruce J. R. Carroll, PhD candidate, English Literature, University of New Mexico. For more info about the author, please visit: http: // Many of the poems included in this collection were first published in: The Atonal Poetry Review: "Birth Of The Cool" Bay Laurel Magazine: "Thinking Of My Pirate" Blue Collar Review: "Let Them Have Bread And A Circus," "The Promotion" Cyclamens And Swords: "A Poet Playing Doctor," "A Hairy Meditation," "Eating Light Poetry," "Runaway Muse" Indelible Companions: "Who's The Real Pet?" The Penwood Review: "Angelic" The People's Tribune: "My Father's Offhand Reply," "Comrades" The Progressive Christian: "Zealots" Quietmountain: New Feminist Essays: "Some Men" Sacramental Life: "Fantastic Monastic" The Smoking Poet: "Evolution" Struggle: A journal of proletarian literature: "Give Me Your Tired" Trails of Hope and Terror: Testimonies on the Current Immigration Debate (Orbis Books): "Crossing The Border"


Author : Miguel A. De La Torre
ISBN : 0802849733
Genre : History
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An engaging guide to the history, beliefs, rituals, and cultures of Santeria, an Afro-Cuban religion that arose out of the cultural clash of Christianity and African Yoruba beliefs that occurred when slaves were brought to the Americas. Original.

The 9 11 Commission Report

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ISBN : 9780160891809
Genre : History
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This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the 9-11 Commission’s Final Report. It provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

Growth And Decline In The Anglican Communion

Author : David Goodhew
ISBN : 9781317124412
Genre : Religion
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The Anglican Communion is one of the largest Christian denominations in the world. Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion is the first study of its dramatic growth and decline in the years since 1980. An international team of leading researchers based across five continents provides a global overview of Anglicanism alongside twelve detailed case studies. The case studies stretch from Singapore to England, Nigeria to the USA and mostly focus on non-western Anglicanism. This book is a critical resource for students and scholars seeking an understanding of the past, present and future of the Anglican Church. More broadly, the study offers insight into debates surrounding secularisation in the contemporary world.

The Future Is Mestizo

Author : Virgilio P. Elizondo
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173007772651
Genre : Religion
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Twelve years after it was first published, The Future is Mestizo is now updated and revised with a new foreword, introduction, and epilogue. This book speaks to the largest demographic change in twentieth-century United States history-the Latinization of music, religion, and culture.

Fractured Lands

Author : Scott Anderson
ISBN : 9780525434443
Genre : History
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From the bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia, a piercing account of how the contemporary Arab world came to be riven by catastrophe since the 2003 United States invasion of Iraq. In 2011, a series of anti-government uprisings shook the Middle East and North Africa in what would become known as the Arab Spring. Few could predict that these convulsions, initially hailed in the West as a triumph of democracy, would give way to brutal civil war, the terrors of the Islamic State, and a global refugee crisis. But, as New York Times bestselling author Scott Anderson shows, the seeds of catastrophe had been sown long before. In this gripping account, Anderson examines the myriad complex causes of the region’s profound unraveling, tracing the ideological conflicts of the present to their origins in the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003 and beyond. From this investigation emerges a rare view into a land in upheaval through the eyes of six individuals—the matriarch of a dissident Egyptian family; a Libyan Air Force cadet with divided loyalties; a Kurdish physician from a prominent warrior clan; a Syrian university student caught in civil war; an Iraqi activist for women’s rights; and an Iraqi day laborer-turned-ISIS fighter. A probing and insightful work of reportage, Fractured Lands offers a penetrating portrait of the contemporary Arab world and brings the stunning realities of an unprecedented geopolitical tragedy into crystalline focus.

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