Miriam’s Kitchen: A Memoir

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Penguin Books #ad - These stories trigger a kind of religious awakening in Ehrlich, who--as she moves tentatively toward reclaiming the heritage she rejected as a young woman--gains a new appreciation of life's possibilities, choices, and limitations. Like many jewish Americans, Elizabeth Ehrlich was ambivalent about her background.

It wasn't until she entered the kitchen--and world--of her mother-in-law, a Holocaust survivor, Miriam, that Ehrlich began to understand the importance of preserving the traditions of the past. As ehrlich looks on, miriam methodically and lovingly prepares countless kosher meals while relating the often painful stories of her life in Poland and her immigration to America.

Miriam's Kitchen: A Memoir #ad - She identified with jewish cultural attitudes, but not with the institutions; she had fond memories of her Jewish grandmothers, but she found their religious practices irrelevant to her life.

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Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia

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Da Capo Press #ad - A haunting exploration of faith, from a preacher convicted of attempted murder to a first-hand account of holiness serpent handling--"One of the best books on American religion from the last 25 years" Chicago Tribune For New York Times reporter Dennis Covington, what began as a journalistic assignment-covering the trial of an Alabama pastor convicted of attempting to murder his wife with poisonous snakes-would evolve into a headlong plunge into a bizarre, mysterious, and ultimately irresistible world of unshakable faith: the world of holiness snake handling.

Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia #ad - Set in the heart of appalachia, power, and extremity of faith-an exploration that gradually turns inward, Salvation on Sand Mountain is Covington's unsurpassed and chillingly captivating exploration of the nature, until Covington finds himself taking up the snakes.

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America: Religions and Religion

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Cengage Learning #ad - It surveys the ""emerging church"" movement among liberal evangelicals and others, and follows the growth of a ""new spirituality"" that is much broader than the New Age movement. Important notice: media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The new edition examines ""postethnic"" judaism in the jewish Renewal movement and other instances, and the development of Islam in America in the light of September 11, the growing Womenpriest movement among American Catholics, 2001. Written by one of the foremost scholars in the field of American religions, this textbook has introduced thousands of students to the rich religious diversity that has always been a hallmark of the American religious experience.

America: Religions and Religion #ad - Beginning with native american religious traditions and following the course of America's religious history up to the present day, this text gives students the benefit of the author's rigorous scholarship in clear language that has proven to be readily accessible for today's undergraduates. This long-awaited new edition explores a variety of recent events and developments, including increasing religious pluralism and, especially, a combinative postpluralism in which different faiths in America subtly begin to borrow from one another.

Since its first publication in 1981, america: religions AND RELIGION has become the standard introduction to the study of American religious traditions.

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The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam

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Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - Part travelogue, love story, and memoir, “Wilson has written one of the most beautiful and believable narratives about finding closeness with God” The Denver Post. Raised in Boulder, Colorado, G. Around the time of 9/11, she took an islamic Studies course at Boston University, comforting, and found the teachings of the Quran astounding, and profoundly transformative.

Having written extensively on modern religion and the middle east in publications such as the Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times Magazine, falling in love, and marrying into a traditional Islamic family in this “intelligently written and passionately rendered memoir” The Seattle Times, Wilson now shares her remarkable story of finding faith, 27 Best Books of 2010.

The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam #ad - In this satisfying, lyrical memoir, ” an American woman discovers her true faith—and true love—by converting to Islam and moving to Egypt Publishers Weekly. Settling in cairo where she taught english, she soon met and fell in love with Omar, a passionate young man with a mild resentment of the Western influences in his homeland.

Torn between the secular west and muslim east, willow—with her shock of red hair, shaky Arabic, and Western candor—struggled to forge a “third culture” that might accommodate her values as well as her friends and family on both sides of the divide. Despite her atheist upbringing, Willow always felt a connection to god.

She decided to risk everything to convert to Islam, embarking on a journey across continents and into an uncertain future. Willow wilson moved to Egypt and converted to Islam shortly after college.

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Who Owns Religion?: Scholars and Their Publics in the Late Twentieth Century

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University of Chicago Press #ad - As a result, scholars of religion have struggled to describe their own work to their various publics, and even to themselves. Taking the reader through several compelling case studies, ” and the advent of the internet, Patton identifies two trends of the ’80s and ’90s that fueled that rise: the growth of multicultural identity politics, which enabled a form of volatile public debate she terms “eruptive public space, which offered new ways for religious groups to read scholarship and respond publicly.

Scholars of religion, she argues, have multiple masters and must move between them while writing histories and speaking about realities that not everyone may be interested in hearing.  . While controversies involving scholarly claims about religion are nothing new, this period saw an increase in vitriol that remains with us today.

Who owns religion? focuses on a period—the late 1980s through the 1990s—when scholars of religion were accused of scandalizing or denigrating the very communities they had imagined themselves honoring through their work. These controversies, were also fundamentally about something new: the very rights of secular, she shows, Western scholarship to interpret religions at all.

Who Owns Religion?: Scholars and Their Publics in the Late Twentieth Century #ad - Patton’s book holds out hope that scholars can find a space for their work between the university and the communities they study. Authors of seemingly arcane studies on subjects like the origins of the idea of Mother Earth or the sexual dynamics of mysticism have been targets of hate mail and book-banning campaigns.

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The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language

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Atria Books #ad - The true secret of Writing will help you with your writing—and your life. Beautiful homages to the work of other great teachers and observers of mind, life, and love provide further secrets and inspiration to which readers will return again and again. The capstone to forty years of teaching, The True Secret of Writing is Goldberg’s Zen boot camp, her legacy teaching.

. Walk. A whole new slant on writing that she developed since the publication of her classic Writing Down the Bones, True Secret workshops have been limited until now to small, intensive groups at a remote center in the rural Southwest. Stories of natalie’s own search for truth and clarity and her students’ breakthroughs and insights give moving testament to how brilliantly her unique, tough-love method works.

The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language #ad - Write. Just as goldberg cuts through her students’ resistance with her no-nonsense instruction—“Shut up and write”—the True Secret cuts to the core of realizing yourself and your world. Sit. In the true secret of Writing, Goldberg makes this popular seminar available to any reader. It allows you to discover something real about your life, to mine the rich awareness in your mind, and to ground and empower yourself.

In her inimitable way, Goldberg will inspire you to pick up the pen, get writing, and keep going. The true secret is for everyone, like eating and sleeping.

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Aquinas, Feminism, and the Common Good Moral Traditions series

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Georgetown University Press #ad - To dismiss the work of philosophers and theologians of the past because of their limited perceptions of the whole of humankind is tantamount to tossing the tot out with the tub water. Rather than dispense with him, hermeneutics, Susanne DeCrane seeks to engage Aquinas and reflect his otherwise compelling thought through the prism of feminist theology, and ethics.

Focusing on one of aquinas's great intellectual contributions, the human will toward peace and justice—DeCrane demonstrates the currency of that notion through a contemporary social issue: women's health care in the United States and, the fundamental notion of "the common good"—in short, specifically, black women and breast cancer.

Aquinas, Feminism, and the Common Good Moral Traditions series #ad - Such is the case when feminist scholars of religion and ethics confront Thomas Aquinas, whose views of women can only be described as misogynistic. In her skillful re-engagement with aquinas, deCrane shows that certain aspects of religious traditions heretofore understood as oppressive to women and minority groups can actually be parsed, "retrieved, " and used to rectify social ills.

Aquinas, and the common good is a bold and intellectually rigorous feminist retrieval of an important text by a Catholic scholar seeking to remain in the tradition, Feminism, while demanding that the tradition live up to its emphasis on human equity and justice.

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Bitter Greens: Essays on Food, Politics, and Ethnicity from the Imperial Kitchen SUNY series in Italian/American Culture

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Excelsior Editions #ad - It will feed your mind, tickle your ribs, and heal your spleen. Anthony di renzo, a fugitive from advertising, teaches classical rhetoric and professional writing at Ithaca College. Set primarily in the empire state and arranged like the courses of a traditional italian meal, anthony di renzo’s wide-ranging essays meditate on Italian food at the noon of American imperialism and the twilight of ethnicity, exploring such issues as the Wegmans supermarket chain’s conquest of Sicily; assembly-line sausages; the fabled onion fields of Canastota, New York; the tripe shops of postwar Brooklyn; Hunts Point Market and Andy Boy broccoli rabe; and the fatal lure of Sicilian chocolate.

Cited in best american essays,, il caffé, syracuse scholar, feile-festa, the normal school, cottonwood magazine, River Styx, his work has appeared in Alimentum, and Voices in Italian Americana, and he is the author of American Gargoyles: Flannery O’Connor and the Medieval Grotesque and editor of If I Were Boss: The Early Business Stories of Sinclair Lewis.

Bitter Greens: Essays on Food, Politics, and Ethnicity from the Imperial Kitchen SUNY series in Italian/American Culture #ad - Food-based reflections on Italian food, American culture, and globalization. Despite the inclusion of six classic recipes, Bitter Greens is not an ethnic cookbook but a Roman banquet of political satire, cultural criticism, and culinary memoir. He lives in ithaca, new york, with his wife and cats, and buys his broccoli rabe at the local farmers market.

. Is the new global supermarket a democratic feast, di Renzo asks, or a cannibal potluck where consumers are themselves consumed? Sip an aperitif, toast Horace and Juvenal, and enjoy Chef Di Renzo’s catered symposium.

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The U.S. Immigration Crisis: Toward an Ethics of Place Cascade Companions Book 27

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#ad - When anyone asks me about 'the problem of immigration' now, I will hand them this compelling book. Be presente!"--john fife, cofounder of the Sanctuary Movement"Hard-hitting and challenging,  The U. S. What would happen if instead the issue were explored with one's feet on the ground--what the author calls an "ethics of place"? As an organic intellectual, De La Torre writes while physically standing in solidarity with migrants who are crossing borders and the humanitarian organizations that accompany them in their journey.

. Rodas, blanchard chair in old testament at wheaton college"through the orthopraxis of joining immigrants on their journey in an attempt to understand the rightful faith response to the immigration crisis in the US, De La Torre unpacks history and gives witness to the fact that the immigration from the South into the US should not surprise anyone.

The U.S. Immigration Crisis: Toward an Ethics of Place Cascade Companions Book 27 #ad - Sharing the stories of immigrants he challenges our US arrogance, ignorance, and our collective sinfulness and calls for reparations. De la torre puts a human face on biting policy critique by taking his readers to several conflictive places so that they might see the injustices and hear the undocumented tell their tragic stories.

De la torre clearly states what many of us have experienced and come to know over decades of working for US immigration reform, giving us hope. Minerva carcaño, bishop, the united methodist church"as it looks at migration from the ground floor, Los Angeles Area Office, this richly descriptive work not only gives us more information about migration but a new imagination, one rooted in the dignity of each person and the call to human solidarity.

Daniel G. He presently serves as professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver.

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Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches Prisms

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Fortress Press #ad - Increasingly, foreclosure, people are homeless or precariously housed because of joblessness, or dislocation. Some christian organizations focus on fixing the person and the behaviors that contribute to homelessness. Others promote home ownership for low-income households. Disrupting homelessness unmasks the futile assumptions of our present approaches to homelessness and suggests ways in which Christians and Christian communities can create a prophetic social movement to end poverty and homelessness.

. Employing a disruptive christian ethics, laura Stivers criticizes both approaches, outlines an advocacy approach for churches to address the multiple causes of homelessness, and calls us to make a home for all in God's just and compassionate community. The american dream, as conveyed by the media, includes owning a home.

Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches Prisms #ad - Ecclesial responses to homelessness and housing vary.

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Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and Global Water Crises Ecology and Justice

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ORBIS #ad - A study of the necessity and availability of a supply of fresh water from the perspective of Christian ethics. Updated from the 2014 edition. This revised edition includes new data and updates on social developments related to water crises, as well as insights from Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’ and a discussion of water justice from the perspective of the events at Standing Rock.

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