Month: April 2017

  • Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical by Felipe Hinojosa

    By Felipe Hinojosa

    Felipe Hinojosa's mom and dad first encountered Mennonite households as migrant employees within the tomato fields of northwestern Ohio. What all started as mutual admiration fast advanced right into a dating that bolstered through the years and finally ended in his mom and dad founding a Mennonite Church in South Texas. all through his upbringing as a Mexican American evangélico, Hinojosa used to be confronted with questions not just approximately his personal faith but additionally approximately broader problems with Latino evangelicalism, id, and civil rights politics.

    Latino Mennonites offers the 1st ancient research of the altering courting among faith and ethnicity between Latino Mennonites. Drawing seriously on basic resources in Spanish, equivalent to newspapers and oral heritage interviews, Hinojosa strains the increase of the Latino presence in the Mennonite Church from the origins of Mennonite missions in Latino groups in Chicago, South Texas, Puerto Rico, and big apple urban, to the conflicted courting among the Mennonite Church and the California farmworker hobbies, and eventually to the increase of Latino evangelical politics. He additionally analyzes how the politics of the Chicano, Puerto Rican, and black freedom struggles of the Sixties and Seventies civil rights hobbies captured the mind's eye of Mennonite leaders who belonged to a church identified extra for rural and peaceable agrarian existence than for social protest.

    Whether when it comes to spiritual religion and identification, race, immigrant rights, or sexuality, the politics of belonging has traditionally awarded either demanding situations and chances for Latino evangelicals within the spiritual landscapes of twentieth-century the USA. In Latino Mennonites, Hinojosa has interwoven church historical past with social heritage to discover dimensions of identification in Latino Mennonite groups and to create a brand new mind set concerning the heritage of yank evangelicalism.

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  • Surviving Off Off-Grid: Decolonizing the Industrial Mind by Michael Bunker

    By Michael Bunker

    Western Society is in confusion, the commercial global is teetering on cave in, and it feels like issues may worsen. Agrarian Blogger, historian, and "plain" preacher Michael Bunker has been residing off of the grid for a few years, and he has a few recommendation for these dwelling within the industrial/consumerist economic system ...living an off off-grid lifestyles is achieveable. it's been performed for millions of years, and it may be performed today... it really is particularly attainable that many of us who've trusted a failing procedure for his or her technique of survival will very quickly locate that they have got made a mistake of old proportions. historical, simply because each significant "classical" tradition went down an analogous street our society is on this present day. This ebook is ready the teachings we must always have discovered, and what you are able to do to outlive what heritage tells us needs to come next.
    ***Warning*** within the more and more fascistic and politically right atmosphere, many folks are simply indignant by way of any reviews with which they don't already agree.  The writer has studied and realized from many various humans and books from many various non secular backgrounds and used to be capable of assemble from them what sturdy he may perhaps with out feeling the necessity to assault people with differing evaluations and worldviews.  Unhappily, in modern-day society, there are those that think that books or fabrics that they don't trust must have a badge or marking declaring that God is pointed out within the ebook.  Surviving Off Off-Grid was once written through a Christian guy and his religion informs his worldview and concepts.  He mentions God within the e-book.  If you're indignant via rules that you just do not already carry, or by means of a person who dares point out that there's a God within the public sq., then this ebook isn't really for you.
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  • Writings from the Philokalia on prayer of the heart by various

    By various

    E. Kadloubovsky (Translator), G. E.H. Palmer (Translator) The Philokalia is a vital number of writings by means of Fathers of the japanese Church relationship from the fourth to the fourteenth century. It exists in 3 types: the Greek, complied within the eighteenth century; the Slavonic; and the Russian. The Russian textual content, translated by means of Bishop Theophan the Recluse within the 19th century, and including 5 volumes (with which a 6th is typically associated), is the main whole of all 3 models. it's the Russian textual content that has been utilized in translating into English this feature, which provides a variety of Philokalia writings about the Jesus Prayer.
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  • The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, by John L. Brooke

    By John L. Brooke

    Mormon non secular trust has lengthy been a secret to outsiders, both pushed aside as anomalous to the yankee non secular culture or extolled because the such a lot actual production of the yankee mind's eye. The Refiner's fireplace offers a brand new and finished realizing of the roots of Mormon faith, whose theology can provide the trustworthy that they are going to turn into "gods" in the course of the recovery of old mysteries and regain the divine powers of Adam misplaced within the fall from Paradise. Professor Brooke contends that the origins of Mormonism lie within the fusion of radical faith with occult principles, and organizes his booklet round the difficulties of demonstrating the survival of those principles into the 19th century and explaining how they have been manifested in Mormon doctrine. within the concluding bankruptcy, the writer offers an summary of the way Mormonism because the 1850s steadily moved towards conventional Protestant Christianity. in addition to faith, the ebook explores magic, witchcraft, alchemy, Freemasonry, counterfeiting, and state-formation. John L. Brooke is professor of background at Tufts collage and the acclaimed writer of the guts of the Commonwealth: Society and Political tradition in Worcester County, Massachusetts, 1713-1861 (CUP, 1989), which has gained, between different prizes, the association of yankee Historians' Merle Curti Award for highbrow heritage and the nationwide old Society ebook Prize for American historical past.
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  • On the Way to Somewhere Else: European Sojourners in the by Michael W Homer

    By Michael W Homer

    Most tourists to Utah throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, specially these from Europe, have been interested in the state’s group of Latter-day Saints, with their “seventeen-strong households with just one man!” right here, editor Michael W. Homer has amassed the writings of a few of these eu tourists, breaking new flooring through ignoring the culture of together with in simple terms the predictably benign perspectives of English gents. On how to elsewhere includes such colourful views in the direction of the Mormons as these of an outraged Catholic priest, an intrigued German prince, a liberated Frenchwoman, and a religious French convert, a lot of who had visits with the fellow they known as the “Pope of Mormonism,” Brigham Young.
    The eu viewers encountered not just religious Mormons, yet different full of life characters of the yankee West, from fur investors to Indians to soldiers.

    Originally a quantity within the sequence Kingdom within the West: The Mormons and the yankee Frontier, this new printing of with a view to in different places captures nearly 100 years of assorted perceptions, revealing an unforeseen glimpse into the actual improvement of Utah and the political evolution of Mormonism.
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  • Baptism, Peace and the State in the Reformed and Mennonite by Alan P. F. Sell, Ross T. Bender

    By Alan P. F. Sell, Ross T. Bender

    What are the main major issues at factor among the Reformed and Mennonite communions–Baptism, peace and church-state family members? Is there a fashion ahead? within the desire that there's, the participants to this ebook try to transparent easy methods to nearer kinfolk among Reformed and Mennonites by means of cautious scholarly dialogue of the regularly disputed questions.

    The papers accrued the following have been provided on the moment part of the overseas discussion among the realm Alliance of Reformed church buildings (Presbyterian and Congregational) and the Mennonite global convention. There are Reformed and Mennonite experiences of the subjects, including the responses of a thinker of religions, a sociologist, a scientific theologian and a church historian. within the creation the discussion is determined in its old and modern ecumenical context, and the belief, drafted through the discussion members, has been forwarded to the 2 international our bodies for his or her attention and motion. this crucial paintings can be suitable to all destiny scholarly study into the becoming debate among Reformed and Mennonite communions.

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  • Building on the rock: a biblical vision of being church by Walfred J. Fahrer

    By Walfred J. Fahrer

    For hundreds of years, a imaginative and prescient of church -- extra radical, compelling, and dynamic -- was once preserved between persecuted believers often called Anabaptists and Mennonites: a dedicated group of faith.Walfred J. Fahrer offers assist in reclaiming center topics of a biblical and Mennonite imaginative and prescient of being church jointly. here's a problem for either longtime Mennonites and disciples of all backgrounds.
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