By Ronald Niezen
Spirit Wars is an exploration of the ways that the destruction of non secular practices and ideology of local peoples in North the United States has resulted in stipulations of collective suffering--a method occasionally known as cultural genocide. Ronald Niezen ways this subject via wide-ranging case experiences related to various colonial powers and nation governments: the seventeenth-century Spanish profession of the Southwest, the colonization of the Northeast through the French and British, nineteenth-century westward growth and nationalism within the swelling usa and Canada, and twentieth-century struggles for local people's non secular integrity and freedom. each one bankruptcy bargains with a selected size of the connection among local peoples and non-native associations, and jointly those themes yield a brand new realizing of the forces directed opposed to the underpinnings of local cultures.
By Steven J. Friesen
After greater than a century of discussion in regards to the value of imperial cults for the translation of Revelation, this is often the 1st research to ascertain either the archaeological proof and the Biblical textual content intensive. Friesen argues specific research of imperial cults as they have been practiced within the first century CE within the quarter the place John used to be lively permits us to appreciate John's feedback of his society's dominant values. He demonstrates the significance of imperial cults for society on the time whilst Revelation used to be written, and indicates the ways that John refuted imperial cosmology via his use of imaginative and prescient, delusion, and eschatological expectation.
By Michael Moynihan
“* * * * * *! the main amazing tale within the heritage of track … a heavyweight book.”—Kerrang!
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A narrative characteristic movie in response to this award-winning booklet has simply long gone into production.
By James N. Gregory
Among 1900 and the Nineteen Seventies, twenty million southerners migrated north and west. Weaving jointly for the 1st time the histories of those black and white migrants, James Gregory lines their paths and reports in a accomplished new research that demonstrates how this nearby diaspora reshaped the USA by way of ''southernizing'' groups and reworking very important cultural and political associations.
Challenging similar to the migrants as helpless and negative, Gregory indicates how either black and white southerners used their new atmosphere to turn into brokers of switch. Combining own tales with cultural, political, and demographic research, he argues that the migrants helped create either the fashionable civil rights stream and sleek conservatism. They spurred adjustments in American faith, significantly sleek evangelical Protestantism, and in pop culture, together with the advance of blues, jazz, and nation track.
In a sweeping account that pioneers new understandings of the influence of mass migrations, Gregory recasts the historical past of twentieth-century the United States. He demonstrates that the southern diaspora was once an important to differences within the dating among American areas, within the politics of race and sophistication, and within the roles of faith, the media, and tradition.
By Dennis Bennett, Rita Bennett
By E. Jean Matteson Langdon, Gerhard Baer
By Mallanaga Flavius Vatsyayana
Камасутра представляет собой древний индийский текст, посвящённый теме камы-любви. Многими рассматривается как основополагающий труд о любви в санскритской литературе. Автор текста — Ватьсьяяна. Полное название этого произведения — Ватьсьяна кама сутра («Афоризмы о любви, принадлежащие Ватьсьяяне»). Полагают, что автор жил в 3—4 веках н. э., вероятно, в эру Гуптов. Камасутра содержит 35 глав, собранных в 7 разделах, каждый из которых написан специалистом в соответствующей области. Части называются так: Введение (4 главы) — о любви вообще, её месте в жизни человека и о классификации женщин. О сексуальном единении (10 глав) — глубокий анализ поцелуев, различных типов предварительных ласк, оргазма, список сексуальных позиций, оральный секс, парафилии, а также ситуации любовного треугольника (семьи втроём — муж, жена и любовница мужа). О том, как найти жену (5 глав) — ухаживание и свадьба. О жене (2 главы) — как жене следует вести себя. О жёнах других людей (6 глав) — в основном об обольщении. О проститутках (6 глав). О том, как очаровывать окружающих (2 главы). Камасутра описывает всего sixty four сексуальные позиции, называя их «искусствами». Ватьсьяяна полагал, что есть eight способов заниматься любовью, по eight позиций в каждом способе. В книге они называются «64 искусства». Глава, перечисляющая сексуальные позиции, наиболее широко известна, и как книжные развалы, так и Интернет изобилуют различными её переводами (зачастую весьма далёкими от оригинала). Часто эту главу даже принимают за всю книгу целиком. Вместе с тем, сексуальным позициям посвящена всего примерно пятая часть книги. В оставшихся четырёх пятых говорится о том, как быть хорошим гражданином, а также предлагаются размышления о взаимоотношении мужчин и женщин. Камасутра называет занятия сексом «божественным единением». Ватьсьяяна полагал, что в сексе как таковом нет ничего предосудительного, но заниматься им легкомысленно — грешно. Камасутра помогала людям наслаждаться искусством секса на более глубоком уровне, и её можно считать как техническим руководством по сексуальным наслаждениям, так и историческим документом, описывающим сексуальные обычаи и практики Индии в те времена.
By Jay Youngdahl
For over 100 years, Navajos have long gone to paintings in major numbers on Southwestern railroads. As they took at the laborious paintings of laying and anchoring tracks, they grew to become to standard faith to anchor their lives.
Jay Youngdahl, an legal professional who has represented Navajo employees in claims with their railroad employers considering that 1992 and who extra lately earned a master's in divinity from Harvard, has used oral historical past and archival examine to put in writing a cultural historical past of Navajos' paintings at the railroad and the jobs their spiritual traditions play of their lives of difficult hard work clear of home.
By Beth Felker Jones
It's a valuable guideline of Christian theology that we'll be resurrected in bodies on the final day. yet we have now been conditioned, writes Beth Felker Jones, to consider salvation as being approximately something however the physique. we expect that what God wishes for us has to do with our ideas, our hearts, or our inside relationships. In well known piety and educational theology alike, robust spiritualizing developments effect our conception of the physique. traditionally, a few theologians have denigrated the physique as a drawback to sanctification. This suggestion is deeply complicated for feminist ethics, which facilities on embodiment. Jones's goal is to plot a theology of the physique that's suitable with feminist politics. Human creatures needs to be understood as psychosomatic unities, she says, on analogy with the union of Christ's human and divine natures. She bargains shut readings of Augustine and Calvin to discover a greater means of talking approximately physique and soul that's consonant with the doctrine of physically resurrection. She addresses numerous very important questions: What does human psychosomatic harmony indicate for the theological conceptualization of embodied distinction, specifically gendered distinction? How does embodied desire rework our current physically practices? How does God's momentous "yes" to the physique, within the Incarnation, either pass judgement on and smash the corrupt methods we've got inspiration, produced, developed, or even damaged our bodies in our tradition, specifically our bodies marked by means of race and gender?
Jones's e-book articulates a theology of human embodiment in gentle of resurrection doctrine and feminist political issues. via analyzing Augustine and Calvin, she issues to assets for knowing the physique in a fashion that coheres with the doctrine of the resurrection of the flesh. Jones proposes a grammar during which human psychosomatic cohesion turns into the conceptual foundation for sanctification. utilizing gender as an example, she interrogates the adaptation resurrection doctrine makes for holiness. simply because dying has been conquer in Christ's resurrected physique, human embodiment can endure witness to the Triune God. The physically resurrection is sensible of bodies, of what they're and what they're for.
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