Pagans In The Promised Land

📒Pagans In The Promised Land ✍ Steven T. Newcomb

✏Book Title : Pagans in the Promised Land
✏Author : Steven T. Newcomb
✏Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
✏Release Date : 2008-01
✏Pages : 186
✏ISBN : 1555916422
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Pagans in the Promised Land Book Summary : An analysis of how religious bias shaped U.S. federal Indian law.

📒Pagans In The Promised Land ✍ Steven T. Newcomb

✏Book Title : Pagans in the Promised Land
✏Author : Steven T. Newcomb
✏Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
✏Release Date : 2008-01
✏Pages : 186
✏ISBN : UOM:39015073958541
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Pagans in the Promised Land Book Summary : An analysis of how religious bias shaped U.S. federal Indian law.

📒Conquest By Law ✍ Lindsay G. Robertson

✏Book Title : Conquest by Law
✏Author : Lindsay G. Robertson
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2005-08-25
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 019803394X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Conquest by Law Book Summary : In 1823, Chief Justice John Marshall handed down a Supreme Court decision of monumental importance in defining the rights of indigenous peoples throughout the English-speaking world. At the heart of the decision for Johnson v. M'Intosh was a "discovery doctrine" that gave rights of ownership to the European sovereigns who "discovered" the land and converted the indigenous owners into tenants. Though its meaning and intention has been fiercely disputed, more than 175 years later, this doctrine remains the law of the land. In 1991, while investigating the discovery doctrine's historical origins Lindsay Robertson made a startling find; in the basement of a Pennsylvania furniture-maker, he discovered a trunk with the complete corporate records of the Illinois and Wabash Land Companies, the plaintiffs in Johnson v. M'Intosh. Conquest by Law provides, for the first time, the complete and troubling account of the European "discovery" of the Americas. This is a gripping tale of political collusion, detailing how a spurious claim gave rise to a doctrine--intended to be of limited application--which itself gave rise to a massive displacement of persons and the creation of a law that governs indigenous people and their lands to this day.

📒Augustine The City Of God Against The Pagans ✍ Agustín (Santo, Obispo de Hipona.)

✏Book Title : Augustine The City of God Against the Pagans
✏Author : Agustín (Santo, Obispo de Hipona.)
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 1998-09-24
✏Pages : 1243
✏ISBN : 0521468434
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Augustine The City of God Against the Pagans Book Summary : The first new rendition for a generation of one of the classic texts of Western civilisation.

📒The Religion Toolkit ✍ John Morreall

✏Book Title : The Religion Toolkit
✏Author : John Morreall
✏Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
✏Release Date : 2011-09-15
✏Pages : 344
✏ISBN : 9781444343717
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Religion Toolkit Book Summary : This complete overview of religious studies provides students with the essential knowledge and tools they need to explore and understand the nature of religion. Covers the early development of religion, with overviews of major and minor religions from Islam to Scientology Considers recent developments including secularization; the relationship between religion and science; and scientific studies on religion, health, and mystical experience Uses humor throughout, allowing students to remain open-minded to the subject Explains what it means to study religion academically, and considers the impact of the study of religion on religion itself Contains numerous student-friendly features including photos, maps, time lines, side bars, historical profiles, and population distribution figures Provides classroom users with a lively website,www.wiley.com/go/religiontoolkit, including questions, quizzes, extra material, and helpful primary and secondary sources

📒Encountering Eti ✍ John Hart

✏Book Title : Encountering ETI
✏Author : John Hart
✏Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
✏Release Date : 2014-10-29
✏Pages : 306
✏ISBN : 9781630875664
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Encountering ETI Book Summary : Encountering ETI weaves together scientific knowledge and spiritual faith in a cosmic context. It explores consequences of Contact between terrestrial intelligent life (TI) and extraterrestrial intelligent life (ETI). Humans will face cosmic displacement if there are other complex, technologically advanced intelligent beings in the universe; our economic structures and religious beliefs might need substantial revision. On Earth or in space, humans could encounter benevolent ETI (solicitous of our striving for maturity as a species) or malevolent ETI (seeking our land and goods to benefit themselves, claiming that their "superior civilization" gives them the right)--or meet both types of species. Earth Encounters of the Third Kind described by credible witnesses (including American Indian elders) suggest that both have arrived already: some shut down U.S. and U.S.S.R. ICBM missiles to promote peace; others mutilated cattle or abducted people, perhaps to acquire physiological data on biota for scientific study or for other, unknown purposes. Sci-fi movies such as Avatar and novels like The Martian Chronicles describe humans as malevolent ETI aliens: we do to others what we fear others will do to us. A shared and evolving spiritual materiality could enable humanity to overcome cosmic displacement, and guide TI and ETI in a common quest for meaning and wellbeing on cosmic common ground.

📒After Pluralism ✍ Courtney Bender

✏Book Title : After Pluralism
✏Author : Courtney Bender
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2010-11-02
✏Pages : 416
✏ISBN : 9780231527262
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏After Pluralism Book Summary : The contributors to this volume treat pluralism as a concept that is historically and ideologically produced or, put another way, as a doctrine that is embedded within a range of political, civic, and cultural institutions. Their critique considers how religious difference is framed as a problem that only pluralism can solve. Working comparatively across nations and disciplines, the essays in After Pluralism explore pluralism as a "term of art" that sets the norms of identity and the parameters of exchange, encounter, and conflict. Contributors locate pluralism's ideals in diverse sites Broadway plays, Polish Holocaust memorials, Egyptian dream interpretations, German jails, and legal theories and demonstrate its shaping of political and social interaction in surprising and powerful ways. Throughout, they question assumptions underlying pluralism's discourse and its influence on the legal decisions that shape modern religious practice. Contributors do more than deconstruct this theory; they tackle what comes next. Having established the genealogy and effects of pluralism, they generate new questions for engaging the collective worlds and multiple registers in which religion operates.

✏Book Title : Religion the Secular and the Politics of Sexual Difference
✏Author : Linell E. Cady
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2013-11-05
✏Pages : 344
✏ISBN : 9780231536042
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Religion the Secular and the Politics of Sexual Difference Book Summary : Global struggles over women's roles, rights, and dress increasingly cast the secular and the religious in tense if not violent opposition. When advocates for equality speak in terms of rights and modern progress, or reactionaries ground their authority in religious and scriptural appeals, both tend to presume women's emancipation is ineluctably tied to secularization. Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference upsets this certainty by drawing on diverse voices and traditions in studies that historicize, question, and test the implicit links between secularism and expanded freedoms for women. Rather than position secularism as the answer to conflicts over gender and sexuality, this volume shows both religion and the secular collaborate in creating the conditions that generate them.

✏Book Title : Native America Discovered and Conquered
✏Author : Robert J. Miller
✏Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages : 214
✏ISBN : 0275990117
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Our Promised Land ✍ Charles Selengut

✏Book Title : Our Promised Land
✏Author : Charles Selengut
✏Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
✏Release Date : 2015-08-06
✏Pages : 202
✏ISBN : 9781442216877
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Our Promised Land Book Summary : Our Promised Land takes readers inside radical Israeli settlements to explore how they were formed, what the people in them believe, and their role in the Middle East today. Charles Selengut analyzes the emergence of the radical Israeli Messianic Zionist movement, which advocates Jewish settlement and sovereignty over the whole of biblical Israel as a religious obligation and as the means of world transformation. The movement has established scores of controversial settlements throughout the contested West Bank, bringing more than 300,000 Jews to the area. Messianic Zionism is a fundamentalist movement but wields considerable political power. Our Promised Land, which draws on years of research and interviews in these settlements, offers an intimate and nuanced look at Messianic Zionism, life in the settlements, connections with the worldwide Christian community, and the impact on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Selengut offers an in-depth exploration of a topic that is often mentioned in the headlines but little understood.