Pagan Family Values

Author by : S. Zohreh Kermani
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Publisher by : NYU Press
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Description : For most of its history, contemporary Paganism has been a religion of converts. Yet as it enters its fifth decade, it is incorporating growing numbers of second‑generation Pagans for whom Paganism is a family tradition, not a religious worldview arrived at via a spiritual quest. In Pagan Family Values, S. Zohreh Kermani explores the ways in which North American Pagan families pass on their beliefs to their children, and how the effort to socialize children influences this new religious movement. The first ethnographic study of the everyday lives of contemporary Pagan families, this volume brings their experiences into conversation with contemporary issues in American religion. Through formal interviews with Pagan families, participant observation at various pagan events, and data collected via online surveys, Kermani traces the ways in which Pagan parents transmit their religious values to their children. Rather than seeking to pass along specific religious beliefs, Pagan parents tend to seek to instill values, such as religious tolerance and spiritual independence, that will remain with their children throughout their lives, regardless of these children's ultimate religious identifications. Pagan parents tend to construct an idealized, magical childhood for their children that mirrors their ideal childhoods. The socialization of children thus becomes a means by which adults construct and make meaningful their own identities as Pagans. Kermani’s meticulous fieldwork and clear, engaging writing provide an illuminating look at parenting and religious expression in Pagan households and at how new religions pass on their beliefs to a new generation.


Pagan Family Values

Author by : S. Zohreh Kermani
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Description : For most of its history, contemporary Paganism has been a religion of converts. Yet as it enters its fifth decade, it is incorporating growing numbers of second‑generation Pagans for whom Paganism is a family tradition, not a religious worldview arrived at via a spiritual quest. In Pagan Family Values, S. Zohreh Kermani explores the ways in which North American Pagan families pass on their beliefs to their children, and how the effort to socialize children influences this new religious movement. The first ethnographic study of the everyday lives of contemporary Pagan families, this volume brings their experiences into conversation with contemporary issues in American religion. Through formal interviews with Pagan families, participant observation at various pagan events, and data collected via online surveys, Kermani traces the ways in which Pagan parents transmit their religious values to their children. Rather than seeking to pass along specific religious beliefs, Pagan parents tend to seek to instill values, such as religious tolerance and spiritual independence, that will remain with their children throughout their lives, regardless of these children's ultimate religious identifications. Pagan parents tend to construct an idealized, magical childhood for their children that mirrors their ideal childhoods. The socialization of children thus becomes a means by which adults construct and make meaningful their own identities as Pagans. Kermani’s meticulous fieldwork and clear, engaging writing provide an illuminating look at parenting and religious expression in Pagan households and at how new religions pass on their beliefs to a new generation.


Pagan S Father

Author by : Michael Arditti
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Description : When his friend Candida dies and leaves her daughter Pagan in his custody, Leo Young, a popular British TV personality, must fight a legal battle to keep this child that he loves as his own and a battle of courage when his sexual preference is exposed. 30,000 first printing.


Survivals Of Paganism In Christian Medieval Iceland

Author by : Deborah Grossman
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Description : In the summer of the year 1000 A.D., the General Assembly of Iceland voted to convert to Christianity. The basis for this decision was political rather than religious, as it was to prevent civil dissension. This factor influenced the subsequent impact of Christianity on Icelandic society, and made possible the survival of numerous pagan practices and values. Contemporary literary sources, especially the Icelandic Family sagas, not only cover the conversion of Iceland, the ensuing conflicts and tensions between paganism and Christianity, and pagan survivals under Christianity, they also include many descriptions of pagan religion and pre-Christian society in Iceland. A study of the Family sagas requires a knowledge of pre-Christian Germanic religion and society, of Christianization of Scandinavia in general the conversion and Iceland in particular, and of the different forms of literature which have preserved this information. Background information on Germanic paganism is important for the study of Scandinavia paganism, as the two are closely related. Information on Germanic paganism comes mostly from Roman accounts, such as the Germania by Tacitus, and archaeological evidence. A more specific study of Scandinavian paganism is necessary to understand pre-Christian society in Iceland, and to understand the conflicts which later arose between Christianity and paganism. The Poetic Edda is one of the most important sources of information on Scandinavian paganism, as well as archaeological discoveries. The conversion and Christianization of Iceland was a process covering over 200 years, affecting all aspects of Icelandic society. Iceland was the last of the four Scandinavian countries to be converted, and it also produced most of the literature written in the Norse languages surviving from that time. These facts help to explain the frequent accounts in Icelandic literature of pagan religious practices and values, many of which evidently survived in Icelandic society well into Christian times. There are many contemporary written sources for the conversion and Christianization processes, from ecclesiastical records, to works by Icelandic historians, to less historical saga accounts. A discussion of the various forms of Scandinavian literature is included here, with an emphasis special importance is the debt on the Family sagas. Of owed to Christianity for its introduction of the Roman alphabet, and the importance of Christian leaders in educating the population. However, the Icelanders quickly adopted the alphabet for use in writing secular works in the vernacular as well, including the Family sagas. The various debates concerning the historical validity of the sagas are covered as well. Next, the Icelandic Family sagas are each discussed individually. All of them contain at least some historical facts, as well as information on pagan religion and pre-Christian society. There is also some evidence of the conflict between paganism and Christianity around the time of the conversion. The final chapter summarizes the impact of Christianity on Icelandic religious, social, and political institutions, focusing on the evidence of pagan survivals in these areas. Pagan religion and Germanic social and moral codes were not eradicated by Christianity. Rather, Christianity adopted and adapted many aspects of pagan religion into its rituals and festivals. Many pagan and Christian values and customs were similar enough to fuse without any effort, while others simply continued to exist along side one another. The Family sagas, when cross-checked against more reliable historical sources, can provide an informative picture of paganism, the conversion, conflicts between Christianity and paganism, and the survival of pagan/Germanic concepts well after Christianity had been accepted.


The Abcs Of Real Family Values

Author by : Steven M. Lewis
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Publisher by : Plume Books
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Description : A collection of essays on such topics as affection, discipline, humor, manners, and tradition, offers a look at the key values that guide children from infancy to moral self-sufficiency and that hold a family together


Framing The Family

Author by : Rosalynn Voaden
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1978 1987

Author by : Oseni Ogunu
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The Modern Pagan

Author by : Brian Day
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Publisher by : Random House
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Description : Paganism means living in harmony with nature and respecting all that nature has to offer. It is a sustainable way of life that has existed in the British Isles for thousands of years and that has survived secretly among scattered households throughout the UK. Although it is not a religious path (true pagans do not worship deities), paganism will appeal to anyone who cares about the environment, who is interested in maintaining an organic lifestyle or who believes in respecting their roots whilst catering for the future. Paganism may be thousands of years old, but it is particularly suited to meeting our twenty-first century concerns. In The Modern Pagan, Brian Day explains how to live in a way that honours the land and its inhabitants. There is advice on celebrating seasonal festivals, on cultivating a true pagan garden, on creating delicious food and drink from hedgerow fare, on herbal medicine, on the importance of pagan parenting and family values, on living in harmony without prejudice and discrimination and much more. The core principles of Modern Paganism will make sense to anyone who is tired of the hustle and bustle of our polluted lifestyles, and who is looking for a way to live that is in balance with our fellow human beings and the natural world.


Fatima Family Messenger

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The God Virus

Author by : Darrel W. Ray
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Publisher by : Ipc Press
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Description : Dr. Darrel Ray, psychologist and lifelong student of religion, discusses religious infection from the inside out. How does guilt play into religious infection? Why is sexual control so important to so many religions? What causes the anxiety and neuroticism around death and dying? How does religion inject itself into so many areas of life, culture, and politics? The author explores this and much more in his book The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture. This second-generation book takes the reader several steps beyond previous offerings and into the realm of the personal and emotional mechanisms that affect anyone who lives in a culture steeped in religion. Examples are used that anyone can relate to and the author gives real-world guidance in how to deal with and respond to people who are religious in our families, and among our friends and coworkers.


The Test Of Love

Author by : Norman Weeks
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Description : We are approaching the end of Christianity's second millennium, an anniversary likely to provoke renewed interest in Christian values. In The Test of Love: A Revaluation of the New Testament, Norman Weeks offers the most provocative reconsideration of Christianity since Nietzsche's The Antichrist. Standing wholly outside the sectarian and dogmatic confines within which much biblical criticism has been conducted, and advancing beyond the "Bible is bunk" theme of recent skeptics, The Test of Love is directed not toward the question of the truth of Christianity's doctrines, but toward the problem of the worth of its values. The temporal, cultural, and intellectual distance separating modern society from the historical Jesus makes it difficult, if not impossible, to reconstruct the truth about him. All that remains in the gospel "biographies" are the values that Jesus taught, most notably love. While we cannot, therefore, apply a test of truth to the gospels, we can apply a test of love to those New Testament values that have shaped the lives of Christians for nearly 2,000 years. In The Test of Love, Jesus of Nazareth is recognized as a rare historical type of genius, the values revolutionary. Confronting the Establishment of his own day, Jesus reaffirmed some traditional values, repudiated others, and asserted certain innovative values, among them social alienation, antifamilialism, antisexualism, and apocalyptic anxiety. Jesus also preached such values-in-action as pacifism, poverty, charity, and the willingness to martyrdom. From those values emerged a severe discipline which Jesus imposed on his followers. It was that discipline, not the subsequent faith and doctrines, that constituted the original Christianity. The cult that arose after the death of Jesus is examined from the New Testament evidence. Dispelling the traditional romantic idyl of the early Church, Weeks portrays the first Christians as disputatious and divided by faction, thus setting the stage for the ideological intolerance that has since plagued the history of the West. The role of Paul, too, is revalued. Far from being a co-founder of the Christian religion, as commonly alleged, Paul was, in fact, a saboteur of the values revolution of Jesus of Nazareth. The Test of Love, then, is a thorough, systematic, and comprehensive treatment of Christian values. From the context of superstition that was the world view of the New Testament authors, through the policies of the early Christians toward the Jews and Romans, to the impact of the cult upon the cosmopolitan world of the ancient Mediterranean, to the muddled legacy of Christian values in our own time, The Test of Love traces the roots, branches, and brambles of the Christian values system.


Whole Earth

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The Oya Melanau

Author by : Harold Stephen Morris
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Description : An anthropological study of the Melanau, a people living on the Oya River in Sarawak.


Korea Now

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Wicca Almanac 2003

Author by : LLEWELLYN PUBLICATIONS
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Publisher by : Llewellyn Worldwide Limited
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Description : This all-new almanac speaks to the growing market of young pagans--urban, sophisticated, and Internet savvy. With a vibrant, edgy style, this book looks and reads like an underground publication with sections on wicca and the witchcraft lifestyle.


The Catholic Family Family Values

Author by : Bob McDonald
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Publisher by : Queenship Publishing Company
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Description : Volume 2: Family Values addresses family relationships, individual relationships and individual natures within the family. It inspires a deeper appreciation of the awesome mystery and miracle of who we are in the Image and Likeness of God.


Education And The Family

Author by : Michael Palmo Penetar
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Almost Pagan

Author by : John Davys Beresford
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Publisher by : Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill
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Real Family Values

Author by : Robert Lewis
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Publisher by : Vision House
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Description : A "must-read" book written for parents looking for relevant, biblical answers to tough family issues, seeking help in rearing confident children in today's society & desiring "cutting edge" Christian living that impacts culture.


The Northwest Technocrat

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Defending Same Sex Marriage Our Family Values Same Sex Marriage And Religion

Author by : Mark Philip Strasser
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Publisher by : Praeger Pub Text
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Description : Places the struggle for marriage rights in the context of other American civil rights movements, advocating legal and religious recognition of same-sex marriage while educating the public about what "gay marriage" does and does not mean for the future of the institution of marriage.


Lambda Book Report

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Family Values

Author by : Phyllis Burke
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Publisher by : Random House Incorporated
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Description : A lesbian recounts her fight to legally adopt and co-parent her lover's child, describing her journey into the worlds of adoption courts and the militant activist group, Queer Nation. 25,000 first printing. Tour.


Christian Advocate

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Rural America

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Christian Family Values

Author by : Thomas M. Martin
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