Sin Against the Race

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Author: Gar McVey-Russell

Publisher: Gamr Books

ISBN: 9780999381502

Category: African American gay men

Page: 358

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Alfonso Rutherford Berry III--son of a city councilman, grandson of the state's first African American legislator--believes that history has ordained for him but one life, and it ain't his first love: dancing. But after a series of tragedies, starting with the death of his fierce, out cousin Carlton, his assumptions explode in his face along with his closet door. Alfonso emerges into the life on a blanket of the jazz and blues he shared with Carlton. He hangs on Carver Street, the queer Northside of his largely black neighborhood. There, he is befriended by Carlton's familiars: Sammy, a local storekeeper and neighborhood den mother, Bingo, a leather queen and nurse practitioner, Vera, a transgender activist and photographer, and Charlotte, his father's political rival. At college, he becomes tight with two freshmen: Roy, an aspiring actor and acquaintance from high school and Bill, a new member of his church. He also finds love (and peril) in the form of Jameel, a long-time crush. His new life sets him on a collision course with his father, his church, and the family legacy established by his revered late grandfather. Written in taut prose steeped in history and current events--and seasoned with the blues--Sin Against the Race follows the coming-of-age journey of a young black gay man as he progresses from an invisible councilman's son to a formidable presence in his community.

Divided by Faith

Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America

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Author: Michael O. Emerson,Christian Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195147070

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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Based on a telephone survey of 2,000 people and 200 interviews, the authors study the grassroots of white evangelical America and learn that evangelicals themselves seem to hang on to the nation's racial divide and at this point in time real racial reconciliation remains unsolved by conservative Christians.

The Living Sin of the Multicultural Christian

A Brutally Honest Book on Race, Christianity, and the Ancient Judgment That Is on a Collision Course with Them Both

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Author: Steve Garrett

Publisher: Revival Waves of Glory Ministries

ISBN: 9781684111213

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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As the Church of today breeds the theology of brotherly love throughout the world, an ancient biblical judgment hidden in plain sight threatens to bring down the very pillars of modern society as we know it. A judgment so devastating that when executed by God the first time it altered the course of the world's history forever. But was this judgment a one-time event? Here lies the secret and here lies the mystery. Modern man, failing to realize the corruption of the church long ago as described by Paul and others has resulted in a self-inflicted blindness to the reality of this ancient judgment: Acts 20: Paul warns us that the church will be infiltrated by evil men after he dies. 29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock 30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Jude 1: Jude informs us that the infiltration has taken place. 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. 4. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. As shown, the early church apostles warned of the coming corruption of the church. Note, Paul and Jude are not singling out individual churches that were being infiltrated; they both are using a general statement that the church as a whole was infiltrated. As Christians, we must understand that we are being handed down what is left over from that corruption of the church so long ago. As Jude tell us, "A faith which was once delivered to the saints now turning grace into lasciviousness." So as the modern church leads the flock into Satan's lair of the corrupted "love theology" of today, the end result will be the reactivation of this ancient judgment. The elite created vehicle that is the harbinger to this biblical devastation has a familiar name. Multiculturalism. Follow the author as he takes you on a journey to understand how this once great Christian nation called America was transformed into the ungodly multicultural nation it is today. Be a ringside witness as he shines a damning light on the false claims from the promoters of multiculturalism to uncover this anti-Christian aberration's true sinister intentions.

To Sin Against Hope

Life and Politics on the Borderland

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Author: Alfredo Gutierrez

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844679934

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Alfredo Gutierrez’s father, a US citizen, was deported to Mexico from his Arizona hometown—the mining town where Alfredo grew up. This occurred during a wave of anti-immigrant hysteria stoked by the Great Depression, but as Gutierrez makes clear, in a book that is both a personal chronicle and a thought-provoking history, the war on Mexican immigrants has rarely abated. Barack Obama now presides over an immigration policy every inch the equal of Herbert Hoover’s in its harshness. His family experiences inspired Gutierrez to pursue the life of a Chicano activist. Kicked out of Arizona State University after leading a takeover of the president’s office, he later became the majority leader of the Arizona State Senate. Later still, he was a successful political consultant. He remains an activist, and in this engrossing memoir and essay, he dissects the racism that has deformed a century of border policy—leading to a record number of deportations during the Obama presidency—and he analyzes the timidity of today’s immigrant advocacy organizations. To Sin Against Hope brings to light the problems that have prevented the US from honoring the contributions and aspirations of its immigrants. It is a call to remember history and act for the future.

Commentary on Hebrews (Commentary on the New Testament Book #15)

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Author: Robert H. Gundry

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441237720

Category: Religion

Page: 47

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Delve Deeper into God's Word In this verse-by-verse commentary, Robert Gundry offers a fresh, literal translation and a reliable exposition of Scripture for today's readers. The author of Hebrews seeks to establish Christ's preeminence and his replacement of the Mosaic law. This author wishes to turn his audience back to faith in Christ and toward a life of purity. Pastors, Sunday school teachers, small group leaders, and laypeople will welcome Gundry's nontechnical explanations and clarifications. And Bible students at all levels will appreciate his sparkling interpretations. This selection is from Gundry's Commentary on the New Testament.

Sin In The Second City

Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul

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Author: Karen Abbott

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812975995

Category: History

Page: 364

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A history of America's most famous brothel, Chicago's Everleigh Club, which catered to some of America's leading moguls, actors, and writers from 1900 to 1911, profiles its aristocratic proprietors and their efforts to elevate the industry to new heights and details the efforts by both rivals and crusading reformers to close the establishment. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Things of Darkness

Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England

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Author: Kim F. Hall

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501725459

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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The "Ethiope," the "tawny Tartar," the "woman blackamoore," and "knotty Africanisms"--allusions to blackness abound in Renaissance texts. Kim F. Hall's eagerly awaited book is the first to view these evocations of blackness in the contexts of sexual politics, imperialism, and slavery in early modern England. Her work reveals the vital link between England's expansion into realms of difference and otherness--through exploration and colonialism-and the highly charged ideas of race and gender which emerged. How, Hall asks, did new connections between race and gender figure in Renaissance ideas about the proper roles of men and women? What effect did real racial and cultural difference have on the literary portrayal of blackness? And how did the interrelationship of tropes of race and gender contribute to a modern conception of individual identity? Hall mines a wealth of sources for answers to these questions: travel literature from Sir John Mandeville's Travels to Leo Africanus's History and Description of Africa; lyric poetry and plays, from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest to Ben Jonson's Masque of Blackness; works by Emilia Lanyer, Philip Sidney, John Webster, and Lady Mary Wroth; and the visual and decorative arts. Concentrating on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Hall shows how race, sexuality, economics, and nationalism contributed to the formation of a modern ( white, male) identity in English culture. The volume includes a useful appendix of not readily accessible Renaissance poems on blackness.

The Sources of the Doctrines of the Fall and Original Sin

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Author: F. R. Tennant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521236339

Category: Religion

Page: 380

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This 1903 book is a historical study of the sources and development of the doctrines of the Fall and Original Sin. Written as the companion volume to The Origin and Propagation of Sin, the book deals with the sources of the Hebrew Fall-story and the propagation, gathering an array of literature.

America's Original Sin

Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

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Author: Jim Wallis

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 1493403486

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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America's problem with race has deep roots, with the country's foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Racism is truly our nation's original sin. "It's time we right this unacceptable wrong," says bestselling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis. Fifty years ago, Wallis was driven away from his faith by a white church that considered dealing with racism to be taboo. His participation in the civil rights movement brought him back when he discovered a faith that commands racial justice. Yet as recent tragedies confirm, we continue to suffer from the legacy of racism. The old patterns of white privilege are colliding with the changing demographics of a diverse nation. The church has been slow to respond, and Sunday morning is still the most segregated hour of the week. In America's Original Sin, Wallis offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in American society. He speaks candidly to Christians--particularly white Christians--urging them to cross a new bridge toward racial justice and healing. Whenever divided cultures and gridlocked power structures fail to end systemic sin, faith communities can help lead the way to grassroots change. Probing yet positive, biblically rooted yet highly practical, this book shows people of faith how they can work together to overcome the embedded racism in America, galvanizing a movement to cross the bridge to a multiracial church and a new America.

The Reformation Manifesto

Your Part in God's Plan to Change Nations Today

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Author: Cindy Jacobs,C. Wagner

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 0764206621

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Bestselling author Cindy Jacobs calls individuals and the church to a new reformation that will transform communities and the nations.

The Sin of White Supremacy

Christianity, Racism, & Religious Diversity in America

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Author: Fletcher Hill, Jeannine

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608337022

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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How Christian supremacy gave birth to white supremacy -- The witchcraft of white supremacy -- When words create worlds -- The symbolic capital of New Testament love -- The cruciform Christ -- Christian love in a weighted world

A Dream Deferred

The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America

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Author: Shelby Steele

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061743496

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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From the author of the award-winning bestseller The Content of Our Character comes a new essay collection that tells the untold story behind the polarized racial politics in America today. In A Dream Deferred Shelby Steele argues that a second betrayal of black freedom in the United States--the first one being segregation--emerged from the civil rights era when the country was overtaken by a powerful impulse to redeem itself from racial shame. According to Steele,1960s liberalism had as its first and all-consuming goal the expiation of America guilt rather than the careful development of true equality between the races. This "culture of preference" betrayed America's best principles in order to give whites and America institutions an iconography of racial virtue they could use against the stigma of racial shame. In four densely argued essays, Steele takes on the familiar questions of affirmative action, multiculturalism, diversity, Afro-centrism, group preferences, victimization--and what he deems to be the atavistic powers of race, ethnicity, and gender, the original causes of oppression. A Dream Deferred is an honest, courageous look at the perplexing dilemma of race and democracy in the United States--and what we might do to resolve it.

The Anti-universalist

Or History of the Fallen Angels of the Scriptures : Proofs of the Being of Satan and of Evil Spirits : Intended as a Refutation of the Three Main Points of Universalism, Namely, that There is No Hell After Death; No Devil Or Satan as a Being; and No Future Day of Final Judgment

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Author: Josiah Priest

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Devil

Page: 420

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Sex after Fascism

Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany

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Author: Dagmar Herzog

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400843324

Category: History

Page: 368

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What is the relationship between sexual and other kinds of politics? Few societies have posed this puzzle as urgently, or as disturbingly, as Nazi Germany. What exactly were Nazism's sexual politics? Were they repressive for everyone, or were some individuals and groups given sexual license while others were persecuted, tormented, and killed? How do we make sense of the evolution of postwar interpretations of Nazism's sexual politics? What do we make of the fact that scholars from the 1960s to the present have routinely asserted that the Third Reich was "sex-hostile"? In response to these and other questions, Sex after Fascism fundamentally reconceives central topics in twentieth-century German history. Among other things, it changes the way we understand the immense popular appeal of the Nazi regime and the nature of antisemitism, the role of Christianity in the consolidation of postfascist conservatism in the West, the countercultural rebellions of the 1960s-1970s, as well as the negotiations between government and citizenry under East German communism. Beginning with a new interpretation of the Third Reich's sexual politics and ending with the revisions of Germany's past facilitated by communism's collapse, Sex after Fascism examines the intimately intertwined histories of capitalism and communism, pleasure and state policies, religious renewal and secularizing trends. A history of sexual attitudes and practices in twentieth-century Germany, investigating such issues as contraception, pornography, and theories of sexual orientation, Sex after Fascism also demonstrates how Germans made sexuality a key site for managing the memory and legacies of Nazism and the Holocaust.

Ain't I a Beauty Queen?

Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

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Author: Maxine Leeds Craig

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199881677

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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"Black is Beautiful!" The words were the exuberant rallying cry of a generation of black women who threw away their straightening combs and adopted a proud new style they called the Afro. The Afro, as worn most famously by Angela Davis, became a veritable icon of the Sixties. Although the new beauty standards seemed to arise overnight, they actually had deep roots within black communities. Tracing her story to 1891, when a black newspaper launched a contest to find the most beautiful woman of the race, Maxine Leeds Craig documents how black women have negotiated the intersection of race, class, politics, and personal appearance in their lives. Craig takes the reader from beauty parlors in the 1940s to late night political meetings in the 1960s to demonstrate the powerful influence of social movements on the experience of daily life. With sources ranging from oral histories of Civil Rights and Black Power Movement activists and men and women who stood on the sidelines to black popular magazines and the black movement press, Ain't I a Beauty Queen? will fascinate those interested in beauty culture, gender, class, and the dynamics of race and social movements.

Race

The History of an Idea in America

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Author: Thomas F. Gossett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198025825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 544

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When Thomas Gossett's Race: The History of an Idea in America appeared in 1963, it explored the impact of race theory on American letters in a way that anticipated the investigation of race and culture being conducted today. Bold, rigorous, and broad in scope, Gossett's book quickly established itself as a critical resource to younger scholars seeking a candid, theoretically sophisticated treatment of race in American cultural history. Here, reprinted without change, is Gossett's classic study, making available to a new generation of scholars a lucid, accessibly written volume that ranges from colonial race theory and its European antecedents, through eighteenth- and nineteenth- century race pseudoscience, to the racialist dimension of American thought and literature emerging against backgrounds such as Anglo- Saxonism, westward expansion, Social Darwinism, xenophobia, World War I, and modern racial theory. Featuring a new afterword by the author, an introduction by series editors Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Arnold Rampersad, and a bibliographic essay by Maghan Keita, this indispensable book, whose first edition helped change the way scholars discussed race, will richly reward scholars of American Studies, American Literature, and African-American Studies.

The Science of Sin

The Psychology of the Seven Deadlies (And Why They Are So Good for You)

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Author: Simon M. Laham

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307719340

Category: Psychology

Page: 217

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Combines modern research and historical anecdotes to make a lighthearted case for living a sinful life, explaining how moderate indulgences in the "deadly" behaviors can have such benefits as higher self-esteem and better social skills.

Jesus and the Quest for Meaning

Entering Theology

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Author: Thomas H. West

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451419078

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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A new approach to introducing theology As God's self-communication to humans, Jesus is the key to the human search for meaning, argues Thomas West. He therefore introduces the practice of theology through Christology. From the question of personal meaning and self-constitution and their relationship to transcendent meaning and value, he proceeds to discuss the figure and import of Jesus and then the ethical imperative engendered through encounter with him. Fresh and clear, West's book is an invitation to grapple with one's religious commitments, especially in light of recent insights in biblical studies and Continental, feminist, and liberation theologies. This new text will prove an engaging and effective introduction to theological thinking for both undergraduates and Christian adults.

Totally Saved

Understanding, Experiencing, and Enjoying the Greatness of Your Salvation

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Author: Tony Evans

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802480347

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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In his well known hard-hitting style, Tony Evans challenges readers to gain a deeper appreciation of their salvation by comprehending how sin offends and separates us from the Holy One. Get prepared to have your gratitude for salvation 'totally' deepened and your walk with Christ 'totally' transformed.

Authentically Black

Essays for the Black Silent Majority

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Author: John McWhorter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592400461

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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A new collection of thought-provoking essays by the best-selling author of Losing the Race examines what it means to be black in modern-day America, addressing such issues as racial profiling, the reparations movement, film and TV stereotypes, diversity, affirmative action, and hip-hop, while calling for the advancement of true racial equality. Reprint.