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The Black God's Drums

By P. Djèlí Clark
  • ISBN Code: : 1250294703
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Fiction
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Rising science fiction and fantasy star P. Djèlí Clark brings an alternate New Orleans of orisha, airships, and adventure to life in his immersive debut novella The Black God's Drums. Alex Award Winner! In an alternate New Orleans caught in the tangle of the American Civil War, the wall-scaling girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air--in particular, by earning a spot on-board the airship Midnight Robber. Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Marie’s trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls The Black God’s Drums. But Creeper also has a secret herself: Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, speaks inside her head, and may have her own ulterior motivations. Soon, Creeper, Oya, and the crew of the Midnight Robber are pulled into a perilous mission aimed to stop the Black God’s Drums from being unleashed and wiping out the entirety of New Orleans. “A sinewy mosaic of Haitian sky pirates, wily street urchins, and orisha magic. Beguiling and bombastic!”—New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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In A City Called Heaven, gospel announcer and music historian Robert Marovich shines a light on the humble origins of a majestic genre and its indispensable bond to the city where it found its voice: Chicago. Marovich follows gospel music from early hymns and camp meetings through the Great Migration that brought it to Chicago. In time, the music grew into the sanctified soundtrack of the city's mainline black Protestant churches. In addition to drawing on print media and ephemera, Marovich mines hours of interviews with nearly fifty artists, ministers, and historians--as well as discussions with relatives and friends of past gospel pioneers--to recover many forgotten singers, musicians, songwriters, and industry leaders. He also examines how a lack of economic opportunity bred an entrepreneurial spirit that fueled gospel music's rise to popularity and opened a gate to social mobility for a number of its practitioners. As Marovich shows, gospel music expressed a yearning for freedom from earthly pains, racial prejudice, and life's hardships. In the end, it proved to be a sound too mighty and too joyous for even church walls to hold.

This Side of Heaven

By Robert J. Priest,Alvaro L. Nieves
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780195343533
  • Total of Pages : 370
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 697
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In recent years Christian scholars have become increasingly aware of their responsibility to recognize and respond to the challenges posed by ethnic and racial diversity. Similarly, historically white Christian colleges, universities, seminaries and congregations are struggling to transform themselves into communities that are welcoming to minorities and sensitive to their needs. This collection of all-new essays is meant to enable those who are engaged in these initiatives to understand the historical linkage of race, ethnicity and Christianity and to explore the ways in which constructive change can be achieved. The volume is the product of a long-term study funded by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology. In the course of this study it emerged that many Christian institutions now offer courses on race and ethnicity, but that there is very little relevant literature written from the standpoint of rigorous Christian scholarship. This book is intended to fill that gap. The authors address such questions as: What has been the history of Christian churches and leaders in relation to slavery, segregation, and apartheid? Which biblical texts and doctrines have historically been employed on behalf of racial projects, and which are relevant to the racial and ethnic crises of our day? How have religious leaders constructively engaged such crises? How do congregations shape the values, civic commitments, understandings and sensitivities of their membership? How can local congregations be sites for racial reconciliation and justice initiatives? Are there positive models for how churches and other religious institutions have helped to bring healing to racial and ethnic tensions and divides? How might Christians in the professions work to bring justice to business, education, government, and other areas of society? When good intentions fail to accomplish desired ends, how do we analyze what went wrong? Written by an interracial and interethnic team of scholars representing diverse disciplines, this book will meet a pressing need and set a new standard for the discussion of race and ethnicity in the Christian context.

God's Plenty

By William Closson James
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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 0773586342
  • Total of Pages : 472
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 374
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God's Plenty examines the religious landscape of Kingston, Ontario, in the twenty-first century. The rich religious life of Kingston - a mid-sized city with a strong sense of its history and its status as a university town - is revealed in a narrative that integrates material from sociological and historical studies, websites, interviews, religious and literary scholarship, and personal experience. In Kingston, as in every Canadian city, downtown parishes and congregations have dwindled, disappeared, or moved to the suburbs. Attendance at mainline churches - and their political authority - has declined. Ethnic diversity has increased within Christian churches, while religious communities beyond Christianity and Judaism have grown. Faith groups have split along liberal and conservative lines, and the number of those claiming to have no religion - or to be spiritual but not religious - has increased. Yet amidst all this, religion continues to be evident in institutions and public life and important to the lives of many Canadians. God's Plenty, a ground-breaking contribution to the study of religion in Canada and a model for future community-based research, is the first overview of the religious topography of a Canadian city, telling the story of various faith communities and adding to the study of religious diversity and multiculturalism.

God's Cop to God's Great Warrior

By Derrick Copeland Sr
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1638444102
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 508
  • Pdf File: god-s-cop-to-god-s-great-warrior.pdf

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This is the story about God's process, life, and times of Bishop James F. Copeland, the number one police officer and undercover detective during the 1960s and 1970s in New York City and his rise in the ministry during the 1980s and 1990s, becoming one the great faith preachers of his time in New York City and throughout the world. Bishop James F. Copeland was well known to some of the greatest preachers and teachers in the world today like Dr. T.D. Jakes, Dr. Noel Jones, Dr. Luther Blackwell, Dr. Myles Munroe (RIP), Dr. Don Meares, and Dr. Shirley Caesar, just to name a few of the great clergies who were blessed to know this great man of God. This story will show you the process that God had for Bishop Copeland's life, from his near-death experience as a child and police officer and his dangerous cases as an undercover agent, becoming the top detective in New York City as he worked with the top law enforcement agencies in New York City. Federal and city cases that were so dangerous some of them can't be named to this day. You will see Bishop's great rise as a warrior for God and God's process throughout his life. After reading this great story, you will have the keys to a successful life and what Bishop Copeland called "a more excellent way to God's kingdom on earth." God bless you all. 2

Renouncing Everything

By Christopher M. Hays
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  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Book Code : 158768618X
  • Total of Pages :
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  • Members : 582
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Mother Courage and Her Children

By Bertolt Brecht
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472538099
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 703
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Mother Courage and Her Children is widely regarded as Brecht's best work, a theatrical landmark and one of the most powerful anti-war plays in history. This translation by Michael Hofmann was published to coincide with the UK tour by English Touring Theatre in 2006. In this chronicle of the Thirty Years War of the seventeenth century, Mother Courage follows the armies back and forth across Europe, selling provisions and liquor from her canteen wagon. As the action of the play progresses between the years 1624 and 1646 she loses her children to the war but remains indomitable, refusing to part with her livelihood - the wagon. The play is one of the most celebrated examples of Epic Theatre and of Brecht's use of alienation effect to focus attention on the issues of the play above the individual characters. It remains regarded as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century and one of the great anti-war plays of all time. The Berlin production of 1949, with Helene Weigel as Mother Courage, marked the foundation of the Berliner Ensemble. Translated by the celebrated, German-born translator Michael Hofmann who has won multiple awards for his translation of works from German into English, the stage production was acclaimed for his 'gutsy,colloquial translation' (The Stage).

Winds of Time

By Tilak Raj
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1365752054
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 307
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The world is fast speeding toward its total annihilation. Peace has disappeared from the face of this planet earth. It seems all the forces of evil have climbed up out of the hades to destroy this world completely. Love, kindness, charity, honesty, integrity are no more seen among masses. Nobody cares for anybody. They are out to kill others. They are all experts at doing evil, as the 5th century BC prophet Micah has observed. One can not confide inner secrets to one's life partner. Very horrible hard times have fallen on humanity. Terror is fast spreadind world wide. Millions have already perished in world wars. An other world war looms large on all humanity. The lead figure, Walker Good man, goes researching the mysteries of this universe, starting with Socrates . He comes to the conclusion that historical God-man Jesus Christ is coming again to lift his saints to his heavenly Kingdom. All others will perish in the everlasting hell fire and burning brimstone.

Delphi Collected Poetical Works of Adam Mickiewicz (Illustrated)

By Adam Mickiewicz
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786562162
  • Total of Pages : 1680
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 304
  • Pdf File: delphi-collected-poetical-works-of-adam-mickiewicz.pdf

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Explore Adam Mickiewicz, Poland’s National Poet, who was a leading figure of Romanticism, often likened to Byron and Goethe. Born in the Russian-partitioned territories of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Mickiewicz was active in the struggle to win independence for his homeland. His epic poem ‘Pan Tadeusz’ is celebrated as a masterpiece of European literature. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Mickiewicz’ collected poetical works, with related illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Mickiewicz’ life and works * Concise introduction to Mickiewicz’ life and poetry * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the poems * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes a modern-day verse translation of Mickiewicz’ great epic ‘Pan Tadeusz’ by Leonard Kress – available in no other collection * Features a bonus biography - discover Mickiewicz’ intriguing life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to see our wide range of poet titles CONTENTS: The Life and Poetry of Adam Mickiewicz BRIEF INTRODUCTION: ADAM MICKIEWICZ ODE TO YOUTH THE CRIMEAN SONNETS (Translated by Edna Worthley Underwood) KONRAD WALLENROD (Translated by M. A. Biggs) PAN TADEUSZ The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Prose MY FIRST BATTLE The Biography ADAM MICKIEWICZ: A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH by Edna Worthley Underwood Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of poetry titles or buy the entire Delphi Poets Series as a Super Set

Ethnomusicology

By Jennifer C. Post
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136089543
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 166
  • Pdf File: ethnomusicology.pdf

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Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader is designed to supplement a textbook for an introductory course in ethnomusicology. It offers a cross section of the best new writing in the field from the last 15-20 years. Many instructors supplement textbook readings and listening assignments with scholarly articles that provide more in-depth information on geographic regions and topics and introduce issues that can facilitate class or small group discussion. These sources serve other purposes as well: they exemplify research technique and format and serve as models for the use of academic language, and collectively they can also illustrate the range of ethnographic method and analytical style in the discipline of ethnomusicology. Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader serves as a basic introduction to the best writing in the field for students, professors, and music professionals. It is perfect for both introductory and upper level courses in world music.