Download E-books Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the Post-Reformation Era PDF

By Magda Teter

Opposite to the typical competition that the Catholic Church triumphed in Counter-Reformation Poland, this learn unearths that from the increase of the Reformation and the swift dissemination of its new principles, the Catholic Church used to be conquer with a powerful experience of lack of confidence. The beleaguered Church sought to split Catholics from non-Catholics: Jews and heretics. This method helped shape a Polish id that ended in racial anti-Semitism and to the exclusion of even so much assimilated Jews from the class of Poles. The booklet portrays Jews not just as sufferers of Church persecution yet as energetic influential contributors in Polish society.

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Download E-books In Search of Common Ground on Abortion: From Culture War to Reproductive Justice (Gender in Law, Culture, and Society) PDF

This publication brings jointly teachers, criminal practitioners and activists with quite a lot of pro-choice, pro-life and different perspectives to discover the chances for cultural, philosophical, ethical and political universal flooring at the topics of abortion and reproductive justice extra in general. It goals to reconsider polarized positions on sexuality, morality, faith and legislations, relating to abortion, as a manner of laying the foundation for efficient and collaborative discussion. Edited via a number one determine on gender matters and rising voices within the quest for reproductive justice - a large idea that encompasses the pursuits of fellows, ladies and youngsters alike - the contributions either look for 'common flooring' among opposing positions in our struggles round abortion, and search to deliver stability to those contentious debates. The e-book could be important to an individual attracted to legislations and society, gender and spiritual experiences and philosophy and idea of law.

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Download E-books Witchcraft in Early North America (American Controversies) PDF

Witchcraft in Early North the USA investigates ecu, African, and Indian witchcraft ideals and their expression in colonial the United States. Alison Games's enticing booklet takes us past the notorious outbreak at Salem, Massachusetts, to examine how witchcraft was once a imperative characteristic of colonial societies in North the United States. Her enormous and energetic creation orients readers to the topic and to the wealthy number of records that follows. The files commence with first encounters among eu missionaries and local american citizens in New France and New Mexico, and so they finish with witch hunts between local american citizens within the years of the early American republic. The documents—some of that have by no means been released previously—include excerpts from trials in Virginia, New Mexico, and Massachusetts; bills of outbreaks in Salem, Abiquiu (New Mexico), and one of the Delaware Indians; descriptions of ownership; criminal codes; and allegations of poisoning by means of slaves. The files increase concerns important to felony, cultural, social, non secular, and gender historical past. This attention-grabbing subject and the book’s large geographic and chronological assurance make this ebook splendid for readers attracted to new ways to colonial background and the historical past of witchcraft.

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Download E-books The New Age Movement and the Biblical Worldview: Conflict and Dialogue PDF

By John P. Newport

John Newport grants a accomplished examine of the effect of latest Age ideals on modern tradition - and on Christianity itself - whereas additionally providing an efficient, biblical antidote to contemporary worldview predicament. After first surveying the old improvement of the recent Age worldview, from precedent days via vital developments in nineteenth-century the USA to fresh a long way jap affects, Newport explores extensive 11 key components of the hot Age worldview and contrasts every one region of trust with the conventional biblical worldview.

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Download E-books The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses PDF

For individuals drawn to people magic. The 6th and 7th Books of Moses, arguably the most well known magick books ever released, includes mystery apocrypha ascribed to Moses, maybe pseudepigraphically. The e-book contains a suite of texts,which declare to provide an explanation for the magick Moses used to win the biblical magick contest with the Egyptian priest-magicians, half the purple Sea, and practice different brilliant feats. It contains guide within the kind of invocations, magick phrases, and seals for calling upon the angels to impact worldly ends, from the elegant (calling down an outbreak of locusts and frogs upon your enemy) to the mundane (getting extra money). Many manuscripts and revealed pamphlet models circulated in Germany within the 1800s, and an English translation by means of Johann Scheible first seemed in long island in 1880 that had no longer been corrected or re-edited formerly. In developing this restored, corrected version, Joseph Peterson drew on Scheible's ultimate version of the textual content and his unique resources. it will likely be of significant curiosity to those that have suffered via past variants and an individual trying to find a standard resource of Western magick. * utilized in a variety of smooth traditions of yankee people magick, from Pennsylvania Dutch hexmeisters and modern eclectic magicians, to voodoo practioners and African American root employees. * up to date or clean translations from unique German, Latin, and Hebrew resources and recovery of censored or omitted passages in prior versions and 35 pages of textual content by no means earlier than translated. * Describes the biblical magick ascribed to Moses and its program. * widely illustrated with over a hundred magical seals, indicators, and sigils.

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Download E-books The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America PDF

By James N. Gregory

Among 1900 and the 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 studies in a complete new research that demonstrates how this nearby diaspora reshaped the US by means of "southernizing" groups and remodeling vital cultural and political institutions.

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 swap. 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 alterations in American faith, significantly smooth evangelical Protestantism, and in pop culture, together with the improvement of blues, jazz, and nation music.

In a sweeping account that pioneers new understandings of the impression of mass migrations, Gregory recasts the heritage of twentieth-century the USA. He demonstrates that the southern diaspora used to be an important to alterations within the courting among American areas, within the politics of race and sophistication, and within the roles of faith, the media, and culture.

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Download E-books Religious Myths and Visions of America: How Minority Faiths Redefined America's World Role PDF

By Christopher Buck

1:  America: state and Notion 
  • CIVIL MYTHS OF the US AND CIVIL RELIGION 
  • RELIGIOUS MYTHS AND VISIONS OF AMERICA
  • RACIAL MYTHS AND VISIONS OF AMERICA
2:  Native American Myths and Visions of America
  • TURTLE ISLAND fable AND delusion OF mom EARTH 
  • DEGANAWIDAH LEGEND
  • IROQUOIS impression THESIS: delusion OR HISTORY?
3.  Protestant Myths and Visions of America
  • PURITAN delusion OF AMERICA
  • MANIFEST future MYTH
  • CURSE OF HAM MYTH
  • AFRICAN AMERICAN EXODUS COUNTER-MYTH
4. Catholic Myths and Visions of America
  • PAPAL compliment OF AMERICA
  • AMERICANIST fable OF AMERICA
  • PAPAL RESPONSES TO AMERICANIST fable OF AMERICA
  • CAN AMERICANIST fable OF the USA turn into A REALITY?
5.  Jewish Myths and Visions of America 
  • JEWISH VISIONS OF the US AS A replicate OF JEWISH IDEOLOGIES
  • JEWISH delusion OF the USA AS PROMISED LAND 
  • JEWISH fable OF COLUMBUS
  • JEWISH PRAYERS FOR the United States: COMMUNAL VISIONS OF AMERICA
  • ORTHODOX JUDAISM'S conventional PRAYER FOR GOVERNMENT
  • CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM'S imaginative and prescient OF AMERICA
  • REFORM JUDAISM'S imaginative and prescient OF AMERICA
  • RECONSTRUCTIONIST JUDAISM'S imaginative and prescient OF AMERICA
  • JEWISH AMERICANISM: CULT OF SYNTHESIS
6.  Mormon Myths and Visions of America
  • GARDEN OF EDEN MYTH
  • LOST TRIBES delusion COLUMBUS MYTH
  • CONSTITUTION MYTH
  • FOUNDING FATHERS MYTH
  • THEODEMOCRACY MYTH
  • AMERICA AS ZION MYTH
  • MARK OF CAIN MYTH
7.  Christian id Myths and Visions of America
  • TWO-SEED MYTH
  • MUD RACES MYTH
  • LOST TRIBES MYTH
  • WHITE place of origin MYTH
  • RACIAL HOLY conflict MYTH
8.  Black Muslim Myths and Visions of America
  • YACUB MYTH
  • MOTHER aircraft MYTH
  • DESTRUCTION OF the USA MYTH
9.  Contemporary Muslim Myths and Visions of America
  • GREAT devil MYTH
  • AXIS OF EVIL COUNTER-MYTH
  • EFFORTS TO DISPEL nice devil delusion AND to lessen FALLOUT FROM AXIS OF EVIL MYTH
10.  Buddhist Myths and Visions of America
  • SOKA GAKKAI'S fantasy OF AMERICA'S moment RENAISSANCE
  • ROBERT THURMAN'S fable OF AMERICA'S moment RENAISSANCE
  • DALAI LAMA'S BUDDHIST DEMOCRACY fable AND imaginative and prescient OF AMERICA'S international ROLE
11.  Baha'i Myths and Visions of America
  • BRIEF advent TO THE BAHA'I FAITH
  • BAHA'I MYTHS AS A "SACRED historical past" OF AMERICA
  • BAHA'I EMANCIPATION/CIVIL conflict MYTH
  • BAHA'I WILSONIAN MYTH
  • BAHA'I imaginative and prescient OF future OF AMERICA
12.  Conclusion: How Minority Faiths Redefined America's international Role
  • RELIGIOUS MYTHS AND VISIONS OF the US RECAPITULATED
  • OVERVIEW OF AMERICA'S global ROLE
  • FINAL REFLECTIONS: an international CIVIL RELIGION?

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Download E-books Encounters of the Spirit: Native Americans and European Colonial Religion (Religion in North America) PDF

By Richard W. Pointer

Historians have lengthy been acutely aware that the come upon with Europeans affected all points of local American lifestyles. yet have been Indians the one ones replaced by way of those cross-cultural conferences? may well the newbies' methods, together with their spiritual ideals and practices, have additionally been altered amid their myriad contacts with local peoples? In Encounters of the Spirit, Richard W. Pointer takes up those interesting questions in an leading edge learn of the spiritual come across among Indians and Euro-Americans in early the USA. Exploring a sequence of episodes around the 3 centuries of the colonial period and stretching from New Spain to New France and the English settlements, he reveals that the movement of cultural impression was once extra frequently reciprocal than unidirectional.

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Download E-books Cord of Blood: Possession and the Making of Voodoo (Anthropology, Culture and Society) PDF

By Nadia Lovell

The connection among humans and their gods lies on the centre of all questions of identification, person and collective. Nadia Lovell examines how spiritual emotions replicate notions of personhood and belonging, and the way spiritual involvement can remodel gender family members, via targeting cults of Vodhun (voodoo) ownership one of the Watchi in Southern Togo. utilizing this special ethnographic learn as some degree of departure she bargains a desirable perception into the complicated interaction among faith, gender, ethnography and globalisation. Lovell argues that the connection of guys and girls to the Vodhun is one among mutual dependency: at the one hand humans will gods to exist; nonetheless, gods embrace themselves in people, in particular girls, via ownership. ownership, in accordance with Lovell, implies not just ailment, however the manifestation of artistic power wherein girls can exhibit a number of identities -- a method during which recommendations of gender are either proven and dismantled. taking a look particularly on the position of the devotees, Lovell provides an attractive account which deals an incredible contribution to the learn of faith, gender and society.

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Download E-books Pirates: The Actual Truth Of The Real Pirates Of The Caribbean Story (Pirates Of The Caribbean History) (Volume 1) PDF

By William Myron Price

The genuine fact Of the genuine Pirates Of The Caribbean Story…
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The Pirate is likely one of the best-known and most-loved anti-heroes. just like a swaggering adventurer in a tricorne hat and a couple of lengthy leather-based sea-boots has been part of Western pop culture for greater than 300 years.

However, loads of what we think approximately Pirates is really in keeping with fictional tales or even the preferred belief of what a Pirate feels like is predicated on a truly particular time and position. in truth that Pirates were round for so long as people were crusing ships out of sight of land.

Most genuine Pirates have been easily bands criminals who have been not able or unwilling to discover criminal paintings. homicide, torture, rape, kidnapping and extortion have been all in a day’s paintings for the typical Pirate. Pirate Captains typically ended up responsible for no different cause than they have been much more psychotic and violent than their crews!

The snapshot of the Pirate nonetheless exerts a robust pull at the well known mind's eye and contours in lots of profitable videos, books and performs. nowa days, while it occasionally feels as though our each motion is managed through principles and rules, the assumption of a free-booting anarchist defying the approach has turn into much more popular.

But what's the fact in the back of the preferred belief of the Pirate? Let’s try and reduce during the fantasy and notice if we will be able to observe the genuine tale in the back of the mythical Pirates of the Caribbean...

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  • Pirates: lifeless males inform No Tales
  • Pirates: A Shot around the Bows
  • Pirates: Dancing the Hempen Jig
  • Pirates: Shiver Me Timbers!
  • Pirates: Scupper That!
  • Pirates: Blow the guy Down
  • Much, a lot more!


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