Description : In the aftermath of World War I, an Englishwoman emigrates to British Columbia where she falls in love with an Irish trapper who is escaping a past.
Description : Arthur Thurner tells of the enormous struggle of the diverse immigrants who built and sustained energetic towns and communities, creating a lively civilization in what was essentially a forest wilderness. Their story is one of incredible economic success and grim tragedy in which mine workers daily risked their lives. By highlighting the roles women, African Americans, and Native Americans played in the growth of the Keweenaw community, Thurner details a neglected and ignored past. The history of Keweenaw Peninsula for the past one hundred and fifty years reflects contemporary American culture—a multicultural, pluralistic, democratic welfare state still undergoing evolution. Strangers and Sojourners, with its integration of social and economic history, for the first time tells the complete story of the people from the Keweenaw Peninsula's Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties.
Description : The modern world is full of diasporas. African Americans, and Muslims and Hindus in Europe, are some of the best known among them. The concept of 'diaspora' has spread rapidly in academic writing and the popular press. But what is a diaspora ? Derived from Jewish tradition, the word is now often applied to any minority which has migrated from its place of origin. Increasingly, the criterion used by journalists and academics for identifying such minorities is ethnic identity rather than religious allegiance. The present volume explores the ways in which the term 'diaspora' has been applied in past and present to various religious communities in different contexts. It considers under what circumstances people may be classified as living in a diaspora, and the consequences this has for their position in society. Specific chapters study Africans in modern Europe, Jews in ancient Egypt, Syrians throughout the Roman empire, Hindus in Britain and Muslims in the Netherlands today, and other so-called diaspora communities.
Description : Originally published in 1932, this book presents an account of the connections between Jansenism and Britain. Using a broad range of material, the text discusses the various ways in which British people came into contact with Jansenism, both at home and abroad. Illustrative figures, a chronology and bibliography are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Jansenism and European history.
Description : Offering readers rich theological reflection and practical wisdom relating to the nature and organization of the church, this comprehensive resource investigates the Bible's teaching on everything from church leadership to the nature of true worship. Part of the Foundations of Evangelical Theology series.
Description : "Controversies in politics and religion, customs of family life and society, obligations of labor and chances to play, questions of free will, democracy, the separation of church and state, religious toleration, treatment of Indians---these form the matter of this book." -- Publisher's description.
Description : We need to understand: God created us. He has in His mind a perfect version of you and that is the perfection that we should strive for. There is a perfect version of each of us, in God's mind, and we want to bring the present imperfect version into alignment with the perfect version so that we are perfect. It is not so much the attainment of perfection as the effort towards perfection that counts." Thoughts on living rightly, joyfully, and purposefully in the modern world from an Orthodox monastic priest. All the chapters can be read separately and applied to our lives wherever we are on the road of life and salvation.
Description : In the Land of Sojourners is made up of the thoughts and expressions of a Christian sojourner, traveling from the countryside around a village in southern India to the largely desert but oil-rich Middle East, and through the corridors of hills and valleys of the United States, on his way toward the Eternal City. The author watches generations come and go while observing from a mixed perspective of conservative and liberal cultures. In this book, you will find the vision of an immigrant, the dream of an evangelist, the hope of a Christian, and the destiny of a Sojourner. Once you start this book, you will not be able to stop reading until the end. The fifty-two chapters are essentially fifty-two memorable devotional lessons with their spiritual and charismatic beauty. John Elsadai, author of several books published in the languages of his native India, is well known among ethnic evangelical Christian communities. Most of his books are character studies of persons in the Bible, writings that expound on the moral culture that a Christian might pursue. Born into a Christian family in India, where majority populations are Hindu, John Elsadai was employed in the Middle East before he eventually migrated to the United States. He has a special talent for expressing his views and thoughts to his readers by way of examples and life experiences. Elsadai believes that any conflict in theology should be brought finally before the Cross of Christ, where it can be settled with prayer. He and his wife Elsy are parents of two daughters, Betsy Ann and Blessy Ann.
Description : Early Christians spoke about themselves as resident aliens, strangers, and sojourners, asserting that otherness is a fundamental part of being Christian. But why did they do so and to what ends? How did Christians' claims to foreign status situate them with respect to each other and to the larger Roman world as the new movement grew and struggled to make sense of its own boundaries? Aliens and Sojourners argues that the claim to alien status is not a transparent one. Instead, Benjamin Dunning contends, it shaped a rich, pervasive, variegated discourse of identity in early Christianity. Resident aliens and foreigners had long occupied a conflicted space of both repulsion and desire in ancient thinking. Dunning demonstrates how Christians and others in antiquity capitalized on this tension, refiguring the resident alien as being of a compelling doubleness, simultaneously marginal and potent. Early Christians, he argues, used this refiguration to render Christian identity legible, distinct, and even desirable among the vast range of social and religious identities and practices that proliferated in the ancient Mediterranean. Through close readings of ancient Christian texts such as Hebrews, 1 Peter, the Shepherd of Hermas, and the Epistle to Diognetus, Dunning examines the markedly different ways that Christians used the language of their own marginality, articulating a range of options for what it means to be Christian in relation to the Roman social order. His conclusions have implications not only for the study of late antiquity but also for understanding the rhetorics of religious alienation more broadly, both in the ancient world and today.