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Across Borders

Author : Joerg Rieger
ISBN : 9780739175347
Genre : Religion
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While work in theology and religious studies by scholars in Latin America and by Latino/a scholars in the United States has made substantial contributions to the current scholarship in the field, there are few projects where scholars from these various contexts are working together. Across Borders: Latin Perspectives in the Americas Reshaping Religion, Theology, and Life is unique, as it brings leading scholars from both worlds into the conversation. The chapters of this book deal with the complexities of solidarity, the intersections of the popular and the religious, the example of Afro-Cubanisms, the meaning of popular liberation struggles, Hispanic identity formation at the U.S. border, and the unique promise of studying religion and theology in the tensions between North and South in the Americas.

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.

The Quest For The Historical Satan

Author : Miguel A. De La Torre
ISBN : 9781451414813
Genre : Religion
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For centuries the figure of Satan has incarnated absolute evil. Existing alongside more intellectualist interpretations of evil, Satan has figured largely in Christian practices, devotions, popular notions of the afterlife, and fears of retribution in the beyond. Satan remains an influential reality today in many Christian traditions and in popular culture. But how should Satan be understood today? "The Quest for the Historical Satan excavates cultural, historical, religious, and morally constructed productions of evil within Christianity, from myth and legend to the complex ways people conjure the embodiment of evil and harm. De La Torre and Hern├čndez are engaging sleuths as they carefully examine Satan's conception and his presence in modernity and through the ages. The wrestle with the spiritual notions of Good and Evil and justice and injustice.-Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan Professor of Theology and Women's Studies Shaw University Divinity School

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.

Hands On The Freedom Plow

Author : Faith S. Holsaert
ISBN : 9780252035579
Genre : History
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Fifty-two women - northern and southern, young and old, urban and rural, black, white, and Latina - share their courageous personal stories of working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement. The testimonies cover early sit-ins, voter registration campaigns, and Freedom Rides; the 1963 March on Washington, the Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the Movements in Alabama and Maryland; Black Power and anti-war activism. --publisher's description.


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.

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"

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