The Redemption of Love

Author: Carrie A. Miles
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441234802
Format: PDF, ePub
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Competing answers to dilemmas involving love, sex, marriage, and family scream to us from nearly everywhere. The Redemption of Love reveals what the Bible has to say about these issues by applying the growing economic study of religion. Using Genesis, Jesus, Paul, and the Song of Songs, Carrie Miles outlines a consistent description of biblical love throughout Scripture, asserting that it is the only effective solution in today's battle to save marriage and family. This book is a valuable tool for clergy and laypeople.

Race and Redemption in Puritan New England

Author: Richard A. Bailey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199987181
Format: PDF
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As colonists made their way to New England in the early seventeenth century, they hoped their efforts would stand as a "citty upon a hill." Living the godly life preached by John Winthrop would have proved difficult even had these puritans inhabited the colonies alone, but this was not the case: this new landscape included colonists from Europe, indigenous Americans, and enslaved Africans. In Race and Redemption in Puritan New England, Richard A. Bailey investigates the ways that colonial New Englanders used, constructed, and re-constructed their puritanism to make sense of their new realities. As they did so, they created more than a tenuous existence together. They also constructed race out of the spiritual freedom of puritanism.

Slavery in Africa

Author: Suzanne Miers
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299073343
Format: PDF
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This collection of sixteen short papers, together with a complex and very much longer introductory essay by the editors on "African 'Slavery' as an Institution of Marginality," constitutes an impressive attempt by anthropologists and historians to explore, describe, and analyze some of the various kinds of human bondage within a number of precolonial African societies. It is important to note that in spite of the precolonial emphasis of the volume, all of the essays are based at least partly on anthropological or ethnohistorical field research carried out since 1959. All but one have been augmented greatly by more conventional historical research in published as well as archival sources. And although the volume's focus is upon the structures and conditions of servitude within the several African societies described, many of the essays illustrate, and some discuss, the conceptual as well as the practical difficulties of separating the institutions and customs of "domestic" African slavery from those of the European dominated commercial slave trade in which many of the societies participated. -- from JSTOR http://www.jstor.org (May 24, 2013).

Season of Redemption

Author: Jenna Mindel
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460324641
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A Fresh Start After a night of mistakes and misunderstandings, Ryan Marsh thinks he's back on the road to redemption. All he needs to do is convince the court-appointed counselor that he's just fine. But when counseling intern Kellie Cavanaugh sees the stark pain in Ryan's eyes, she knows that without her help he's headed for disaster. Soon it's Kellie who's in trouble. She can't get personally involved, no matter how drawn to Ryan she might be. When they end up volunteering for the same community project, Kellie can't deny her growing feelings. Will she land exactly where she shouldn't…in love?

The History of Redemption

Author: Nancy Mahusay
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1602667381
Format: PDF
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Based on a Bible Study course taught by Dr. Mahusay, this book gives the student an overview of the entire Old Testament. Written conversationally, it views the Scriptures of the Old Testament from the perspective of tracing God's promise of redemption from His first utterance of it in Eden, until the fulfillment of it in the Incarnation of the Messiah, Christ Jesus. The unity of the message of the Bible is clearly presented. After completing this study, the reader should have a grasp of the unified message of the Old Testament, and be able to place familiar events and quotations from the Old Testament in their proper context. The material is adapted to a twenty-four session intensive Bible Study with groups or individuals. With insight and skill, the author has created an actual compendium of the Old Testament which unifies and brings new clarity to this foundational part of Holy Scripture. This is accomplished by an extensive use of the Word and her deep grasp of its true meaning. - A. Dale Ihrie, Th. D., Ph. D. Dr. Nancy Mahusay is a clinical psychologist and Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She and her psychiatrist husband practiced together for years, during which time she also conducted seminars in psychiatry and taught psychology and gerontology. After her husband's death in 1999, she returned to her first love, teaching Bible, which she continues to do. Dr. Mahusay lives in Southwest Florida, where her five children and ten grandchildren also live. She misses Vermont, where she lived until 1979.

Creating and Crossing Boundaries in Ethiopia

Author: Susanne Epple
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643905343
Format: PDF
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Ethiopia is best understood as a country with multiple internal divides, but also endless interconnections which are constantly renegotiated. Contributing to the growing literature on the country's cultural diversity, this book offers special emphasis on the contemporary dynamics of intra- and intergroup boundary formation and alteration. It also adds to the more general literature on identity change, boundary transgression of individuals and groups, and cultural contact and change. With contributions from experienced Ethiopian and international scholars, the book offers perspectives on territorial, ethnic, class, caste, gender, and age related boundaries in different parts of the country. (Series: African Studies / Afrikanische Studien - Vol. 53) [Subject: Sociology, African Studies, Cultural Studies]