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Church and Estate

Church and Estate [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0271069767
Publisher: Penn State Press
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Church and Estate by Book Resume:

In Church and Estate, Thomas Rzeznik examines the lives and religious commitments of the Philadelphia elite during the period of industrial prosperity that extended from the late nineteenth century through the 1920s. The book demonstrates how their religious beliefs informed their actions and shaped their class identity, while simultaneously revealing the ways in which financial influences shaped the character of American religious life. In tracing those connections, it shows how religion and wealth shared a fruitful, yet ultimately tenuous, relationship.

Crown, Church and Estates

Crown, Church and Estates [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1349215791
Author: R.J.W. Evans,T.V. Thomas
Publisher: Springer
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Crown, Church and Estates by R.J.W. Evans,T.V. Thomas Book Resume:

This book deals with a turning-point in European history: the dramatic struggle between the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter-Reformation, and between princely rulers and landed nobles in sixteenth and seventeenth-century central and eastern Europe. It brings together the results of the latest research by leading scholars from North America and Europe and it throws new light on the victory of the Church and the rulers over Protestantism and the nobility which had such profound long-term consequences.

Women, Church and State

Women, Church and State [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1465577726
Author: Matilda Joslyn Gage
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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Women, Church and State by Matilda Joslyn Gage Book Resume:

Church and State in Early Modern England, 1509-1640

Church and State in Early Modern England, 1509-1640 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780195363067
Author: Leo F. Solt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Church and State in Early Modern England, 1509-1640 by Leo F. Solt Book Resume:

The relationship between church and state, indeed between religion and politics, has been one of the most significant themes in early modern English history. While scores of specialized studies have greatly advanced scholars' understanding of particular aspects of this period, there is no general overview that takes into account current scholarship. This volume discharges that task. Solt seeks to provide the main contours of church-state connections in England from 1509 to 1640 through a selective narration of events interspersed with interpretive summaries. Since World War II, social and economic explanations have dominated the interpretation of events in Tudor and early Stuart England. While these explanations continue to be influential, religious and political explanations have once again come to the fore. Drawing extensively from both primary and secondary sources, Solt provides a scholarly synthesis that combines the findings of earlier research with the more recent emphasis on the impact of religion on political events and vice versa.

Woman, Church and State: A Historical Account of the Status of Woman Through the Christian Ages With Reminiscences of Matriarchate

Woman, Church and State: A Historical Account of the Status of Woman Through the Christian Ages With Reminiscences of Matriarchate [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026884965
Author: Matilda Joslyn Gage
Publisher: e-artnow
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Woman, Church and State: A Historical Account of the Status of Woman Through the Christian Ages With Reminiscences of Matriarchate by Matilda Joslyn Gage Book Resume:

In her most important work, Matilda Joslyn Gage, founder of the Women's National Liberal Union, attacks the religious ideas and customs which historically have oppressed women.

Church, State, and Freedom

Church, State, and Freedom [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1532644523
Author: Leo Pfeffer
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Church, State, and Freedom by Leo Pfeffer Book Resume:

“I believe that complete separation of church and state is one of those miraculous things which can be best for religion and best for the state, and the best for those who are religious and those who are not religious.” – Leo Pfeffer Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. These sixteen words epitomize a radical experiment unique in human history . . . It is the purpose of this book to examine how this experiment came to be made, what are the implications and consequences of its application to democratic living in America today, and what are the forces seeking to frustrate and defeat that experiment. (From the Foreword)

Reaping the Whirlwind

Reaping the Whirlwind [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1589014049
Author: John R. Pottenger
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
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Reaping the Whirlwind by John R. Pottenger Book Resume:

As early as the sixteenth century the liberal democratic state has been forced to confront the question of religion in politics. The result has been a tense and uncomfortable balancing act. Today, in the public square of liberal democracy, a number of religious confessions and beliefs compete for attention. In the American experience, some sense of religious pluralism and relative social harmony has been maintained. However, for this relationship to prevail, a tension must continue to exist—one that balances the political and social pursuits of self-interest with meeting the objectives of the common good. In Reaping the Whirlwind, John R. Pottenger shows how this process began in the modern world, and how societies attempt to manage this ongoing conflict. The first part of the book lays the groundwork of his analysis by using examples from history to demonstrate the genesis of political and religious "whirlwinds." It goes on to explore contemporary case studies, such as conflicts between Mormons and Evangelicals in the United States, liberation theology in Latin America, Islam and the state in Uzbekistan, and radical Christian reconstructionism. Pottenger believes that the formal institutions of liberal democracy should maintain this turbulence, even as religious activism threatens to upset the balance. He concludes by advocating religious liberty and recognizing the individual and social need for expression. At the same time, he maintains that the survival of liberal democracy requires that these religious traditions not dominate the public sphere.

Communities of Devotion

Communities of Devotion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317163478
Author: Maria Craciun
Publisher: Routledge
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Communities of Devotion by Maria Craciun Book Resume:

Between the later middle ages and the eighteenth century, religious orders were in the vanguard of reform movements within the Christian church. Recent scholarship on medieval Europe has emphasised how mendicants exercised a significant influence on the religiosity of the laity by actually shaping their spirituality and piety. In a similar way for the early modern period, religious orders have been credited with disseminating Tridentine reform, training new clergy, gaining new converts and bringing those who had strayed back into the fold. Much about this process, however, still remains unknown, particularly with regards to east central Europe. Exploring the complex relationship between western monasticism and lay society in east central Europe across a broad chronological timeframe, this collection provides a re-examination of the level and nature of interaction between members of religious orders and the communities around them. That the studies in this collection are all located in east central Europe - Transylvania, Hungary, Austria, and Bohemia- fulfils a second key aim of the volume: the examination of clerical and lay piety in a region of Europe almost entirely ignored by western scholarship. As such the volume provides an important addition to current scholarship, showcasing fresh research on a subject and region on which little has been published in English. The volume further contributes to the reintegration of eastern and western European history, expanding the existing parameters of scholarly discourse into late medieval and early modern religious practice and piety.

The Building of an American Catholic Church

The Building of an American Catholic Church [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351593145
Author: Joseph Agonito
Publisher: Routledge
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The Building of an American Catholic Church by Joseph Agonito Book Resume:

Originally published in 1988. The new-found freedom and changing attitudes towards Catholics after the American Revolution presented the Catholic Church with its first real opportunity to prosper in the English speaking "new world". But the Catholic Church could not take advantage of this opportunity unless it shook off some of its "old world" characteristics and became accustomed to the American environment. This study attempts to analyse the very nature of American Catholicism by investigating the impact of the American environment on the development of the Catholic Church in American during the episcopacy of John Carroll. This title will be of interest to students of history and religious studies.

Worshipping the State

Worshipping the State [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1621570304
Author: Benjamin Wiker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Worshipping the State by Benjamin Wiker Book Resume:

Many Christians feel that they are being opposed at every turn by what seems to be a well-orchestrated political and cultural campaign to de-Christianize every aspect of Western culture. They are right, and it goes even further back than the Obama Administration. In Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion, Benjamin Wiker argues that it is liberals who seek to establish an official state religion: one of unbelief. Wiker reveals that it was never the intention of the Founders to drive religion out of the public square with the First Amendment, but secular liberals have deliberately misinterpreted the establishment clause to serve their own ends: the de-Christianization of Western civilization. The result, they hope, is government as the new oracle. Personal faith in a deity is replaced with collective dependence on government, and the diversity of religious practices and dogmas is reduced to a uniform ideological agenda. The liberal strategy is two-pronged: drive religion out of the public square, and then, in religion's place, erect the Church of the State to fill the human need for a higher power to look up to. But what was done can be undone. Outlining a simple, step-by-step strategy for disestablishing the state church of secularism, Worshiping the State shows the full historical sweep of the war to those on the Christian side of the cultural battle--and as a consequence of this far more complete vantage, how to win it.

Family Theories

Family Theories [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1506394892
Author: James M. White,Todd F. Martin,Kari Adamsons
Publisher: SAGE Publications
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Family Theories by James M. White,Todd F. Martin,Kari Adamsons Book Resume:

Family Theories: An Introduction by James M. White, Todd F. Martin, and new co-author Kari Adamsons provides an incisive, thorough primer to current theories of the family that balances the diversity and richness of a broad scope of scholarly work in a concise manner. This best-selling text draws upon eight major theoretical frameworks developed by key social scientists to explain variation in family life. These frameworks include social exchange and choice, symbolic-interaction, family life course development, systems, conflict, feminist, ecological, and functional theories. This new Fifth Edition includes suggestions for integrating theory to guide a research program and more applications for those going on to careers in the helping professions. With an increased focus on both classical theories as well as contemporary and emerging theories, this text challenges students to think about how families and family theories have changed over the last 70 years as well as where family scholarship is headed.

Women’s Ordination in the Catholic Church

Women’s Ordination in the Catholic Church [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1725268051
Author: John O'Brien
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Women’s Ordination in the Catholic Church by John O'Brien Book Resume:

Women's Ordination in the Catholic Church argues that women can be validly ordained to ministerial office. O'Brien shows that claims by Roman dicasteries for an unbroken chain of authoritative tradition on the non-ordainability of women--a novel rather than traditional argument--are not historically supported. In the primitive Church, with the offices of deacon, presbyter, and bishop in process of development, women exercised ministries later understood as pertaining to those offices. The sub-apostolic period downplayed women's ministry for reasons of cultural adaptation, not because it was thought that fidelity to Christ required it. Furthermore, extensive epigraphical evidence, from a wide geographical area, references women deacons and presbyters during the first millennium. Restrictive developments in the concept of ordination from the twelfth century onwards do not negate how, before that, women were validly ordained according to contemporary ecclesial understanding. Repeated canonical prohibitions on ordaining women show both that women were being ordained and how those bans were very selectively implemented. These canons were a cultural practice in search of a theology, and the subsequent theological justifications for restricting ordination to men appealed to supposed female inferiority against the background of priesthood as eminence rather than service. O'Brien shows that the assertion of women's non-ordainability is a matter of canon law rather than doctrine. As such, that law can be reformed.

The Antiquities of the Christian Church, 2 Volumes

The Antiquities of the Christian Church, 2 Volumes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1597524719
Author: Joseph Bingham
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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The Antiquities of the Christian Church, 2 Volumes by Joseph Bingham Book Resume:

The design which I have formed to myself, is to give such a methodical account of the Antiquities of the Christian Church, as others have done of the Greek, and Roman, and Jewish antiquities; not by writing an historical or continued chronological account of all transactions as they happened in the church, . . . by by reducing the ancient customs, usages, and practices of the church under certain proper heads, whereby the reader may take a view at once of any particular usage or custom of Christians, for four or five of the first centuries, to which I have generally confined my inquiries in this discourse. Ðfrom the Preface

Governing the School under Three Decades of Neoliberal Reform

Governing the School under Three Decades of Neoliberal Reform [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000047989
Author: Richard Münch
Publisher: Routledge
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Governing the School under Three Decades of Neoliberal Reform by Richard Münch Book Resume:

This book provides a critical analysis of the neoliberal reform agenda of the economic governance of schools. Focusing on the role of the United States in this process, it explores the transformation of schools in this agenda from educational establishments to enterprises in a competitive education market. The study uses Bourdieu to apply a field-theoretical framework to a detailed empirical analysis of the current changes of school government. Chapters explore education bureaucracy, reform and the effect of outside organizations on pedagogy and testing. The book reveals how far the promises of corporate education reform are from reality and concludes with a plea for a realistic view of school’s capabilities. It goes beyond the state of the art with its focus on how the governance of education, school and instruction is changing with the replacement of educracy by an education-industrial complex. The book will be of great interest for academics, postgraduate students, administrators and politicians in the field of education policy, the governance of school systems and schools. The book also has an international appeal as it studies a global transformation of the field of education.

Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties: Revised and Expanded Edition, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties: Revised and Expanded Edition, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440841101
Author: Kara E. Stooksbury,John M. Scheb II,Otis H. Stephens Jr.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties: Revised and Expanded Edition, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] by Kara E. Stooksbury,John M. Scheb II,Otis H. Stephens Jr. Book Resume:

Thoroughly updated and featuring 75 new entries, this monumental four-volume work illuminates past and present events associated with civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. • Offers 686 alphabetically arranged entries, ranging from thoroughly updated entries from the first edition to 75 new entries that cover dramatic changes in civil rights and liberties in the last decade • Covers the latest events and controversies surrounding civil liberties issues in America • Fully explores the scope and limitations of Constitutional rights, a perennially hot topic in American politics and society • Includes primary documents with contextual headnotes to enhance understanding of the full importance of the featured document • Provides sources for further reading with each entry to help users engage in additional research

Confessional Identity in East-Central Europe

Confessional Identity in East-Central Europe [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351949780
Author: Maria Craciun,Ovidiu Ghitta
Publisher: Routledge
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Confessional Identity in East-Central Europe by Maria Craciun,Ovidiu Ghitta Book Resume:

This book considers the emergence of a remarkable diversity of churches in east-central Europe between the 16th and 18th centuries, which included Catholic, Orthodox, Hussite, Lutheran, Bohemian Brethren, Calvinist, anti-Trinitarian and Greek Catholic communities. Contributors assess the extraordinary multiplicity of confessions in the Transylvanian principality, as well as the range of churches in Poland, Bohemia, Moravia and Hungary. Essays focus on how each church sought to establish its own identity in a crowded market-place of religious ideas, and on the extent to which printed literature brokered the popular reception of religious doctrine. The volume addresses how ideas about religion spread within the largely illiterate societies of east-central Europe, especially through catechisms, and how printed literature was used to instruct congregations about doctrinal truth, to encourage the faithful to pious devotions, and to shape the religious life and identity of local communities.

Continuity Model Generation

Continuity Model Generation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1119759358
Author: Justin B. Craig
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Continuity Model Generation by Justin B. Craig Book Resume:

Organize and plan for your family business’s continued, intergenerational success Continuity Model Generation: Integrating Wealth, Strategy, Talent, and Governance Plans delivers a cohesive and comprehensive plan for family business leaders who seek to improve the chances of sustaining success across generations. Incorporating four distinct—but closely related—plans, Continuity Model Generation shows family businesses how to manage their strategy, their wealth, their talent, and their governance to achieve multi-generational success. The book also offers: A coherent framework (Continuity Canvas) for the integration of its multiple plans affecting every critical aspect of the family-owned or controlled business Straightforward and practical frameworks, meta-frameworks, and cornerstones to ground your family business’s strategy A variety of templates, checklists, and forms to organize your thinking and strategy Ideal for business-owning families, as well as their stakeholders and those who advise them, Continuity Model Generation: Integrating Wealth, Strategy, Talent, and Governance Plans is required reading for anyone interested in maintaining and developing family-based wealth.

Holding Bishops Accountable

Holding Bishops Accountable [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674068351
Author: Timothy D. Lytton
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Holding Bishops Accountable by Timothy D. Lytton Book Resume:

The prevalence of the sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy and its shocking cover-up by church officials have obscured the largely untold story of the tort system's remarkable success in bringing the scandal to light. The lessons of clergy sexual abuse litigation give us reason to reconsider the case for tort reform and to look more closely at how tort litigation can enhance the performance of public and private policymaking institutions.

Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlantic

Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlantic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0253013917
Author: Akinwumi Ogundiran,Paula Saunders
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlantic by Akinwumi Ogundiran,Paula Saunders Book Resume:

Focusing on everyday rituals, the essays in this volume look at spheres of social action and the places throughout the Atlantic world where African–descended communities have expressed their values, ideas, beliefs, and spirituality in material terms. The contributors trace the impact of encounters with the Atlantic world on African cultural formation, how entanglement with commerce, commodification, and enslavement and with colonialism, emancipation, and self-rule manifested itself in the shaping of ritual acts such as those associated with birth, death, healing, and protection. Taken as a whole, the book offers new perspectives on what the materials of rituals can tell us about the intimate processes of cultural transformation and the dynamics of the human condition.