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Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids

Author: Cynthia L. Smith

Publisher: HarperCollins


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride. Native families from Nations across the continent gather at the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In a high school gym full of color and song, people dance, sell beadwork and books, and celebrate friendship and heritage. Young protagonists will meet relatives from faraway, mysterious strangers, and sometimes one another (plus one scrappy rez dog). They are the heroes of their own stories. Featuring stories and poems by: Joseph Bruchac Art Coulson Christine Day Eric Gansworth Carole Lindstrom Dawn Quigley Rebecca Roanhorse David A. Robertson Andrea L. Rogers Kim Rogers Cynthia Leitich Smith Monique Gray Smith Traci Sorell, Tim Tingle Erika T. Wurth Brian Young In partnership with We Need Diverse Books

Arizona Society CDXVIIC Ancestor Roster

Author: Betsy Jones





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Ancestor Christology

A Christian Evaluation of the Ancestral Cult in the Traditional Religion of the Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Cletus Chukwuemeka Nwaogwugwu

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Religion

Page: 596

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The study of the application of the title ancestor to Christ permits the author to delve into the Christological reflection in Africa today through one of the principal ways. At play here is the inculturation of the faith, which cannot be fully achieved without a process of theological assimilation of the fundamental parameters in the African life. The thesis, therefore, is not only limited to a mere description of the contemporary panorama in that respect, but attempts to offer a theological evaluation of the real expressive capacity of the title, as it has been proposed. The criterion used is therefore double: In the first place, the thesis tried to show that the human and the divine natures of Jesus Christ can be maintained in such a way that there is no rupture with the great tradition of the Christological councils. In the second place, if it is capable of responding to demands of Christology from above and from below. In all this, however, the horizon of the debate is not occidental exegetical investigation well known by the author; but from the theological ambient of sub-Saharan world. The conclusion is positive, pondering the terms involved. The work can be of great use in the christoogical endeavors of contemporary Africa, as well for those who desire to delve into it. Don Alfonso Carrasco Rouco (director of the thesis and now Bishop of the Diocese of Lugo Spain) The work of Don Cletus Chukwuemeka contains a clear description of what we may call African traditional religiosity as well as the theological efforts to inject Christianity into this cultural and religious tradition. The central point of these efforts revolves around the understanding of Christ. The most original aspect of this work is in the critical recourse to the figure of the ancestor or proto-ancestor to present the identity of Christ in a way that is faithful to the Church tradition, and at the same time, significant for the religious and cultural tradition of Africa. Dr. Don Gerardo del Pozo Abejn (Censor of the thesis)

Jesus Christ as Ancestor

A Theological Study of Major African Ancestor Christologies in Conversation with the Patristic Christologies of Tertullian and Athanasius

Author: Reuben Turbi Luka

Publisher: Langham Publishing


Category: Religion

Page: 430

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In this critical study, Dr Turbi Luka uses historical-theological methodology to engage in detail with Christologies of key African theologians and conventional theological sources for Christology, including the church fathers Tertullian and Athanasius as well as modern theologians. Turbi argues that existing African Christologies, specifically ancestor Christologies, are inadequate in expressing the person of Christ as Messiah and saviour, the fulfilment of Old Testament prophesies. Providing a new approach, Turbi proposes an African Linguistic Affinity Christology that explicitly portrays Jesus as Christ in a contextually relevant way for Africans in everyday life. This crucial study highlights the need for biblically rooted Christology and for sound theological understanding and naming of Jesus at every level. This book also warns the church in Africa, and elsewhere, to avoid repeating the dangerous christological heresies of the ancient church by remaining faithful to a biblical interpretation and orthodox theology of Christ.

Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors

An Interreligious Encounter in Eighteenth-century Vietnam

Author: Anh Q. Tran

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: History

Page: 360

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Though a minority religion in Vietnam, Christianity has been a significant presence in the country since its arrival in the sixteenth-century. Now, Anh Q. Tran brings to light, for the first time translated into English, the 1752 manuscript Tam Giao Chu Vong (The Errors of the ThreeReligions). Structured as a dialogue between a Christian priest and a Confucian, this anonymously authored manuscript paints a rich picture of the three traditional Vietnamese religions: Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism. The work explains and evaluates many religious customs and rituals ofeighteenth-century Vietnam - many of which are still in practice today. In addition, it contains a trove of information on the challenges and struggles that Vietnamese Christian converts had to face in following the new faith.Besides its enormous historical value for studies in Vietnamese religion, language, and culture, Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors raises contemporary and highly complex issues concerning the encounter between Christianity and other religions: Christian missions, religious pluralism, and interreligiousdialogue.

United States Statutes at Large

Containing the Laws and Concurrent Resolutions ... and Reorganization Plan, Amendment to the Constitution, and Proclamations

Author: United States. Department of State



Category: Law


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The Public statutes at large of the United States of America

from the organization of the Gov. in 1789, to March 3,1845






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Tracing Your Freemason, Friendly Society & Trade Union Ancestors

A Guide for Family Historians

Author: Daniel Weinbren

Publisher: Pen and Sword


Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Fraternal and friendly societies and trade unions – associations that provide mutual aid and benefits – have a long, fascinating history and the most famous of them – the Freemasons – have a reputation for secrecy, ritual and intrigue that excites strong interest and has been the subject of widespread misunderstanding. Daniel Weinbren, in this concise and accessible handbook, dispels the myths that surround them and gives readers an insight into their real purposes, their membership and their development over the centuries. He has also compiled a detailed compendium of books, archives, libraries, and internet sites that readers and researchers can consult to find out more about these organizations and to trace the involvement and experience of family members who were connected with them. The origins of these societies are explored as are their economic, social and civic functions and the impact they had on the lives of individuals who joined them. The range of such societies covered includes the popular and international ones such as the Oddfellows, Foresters and Rechabites, as well as the smaller local fraternal organizations. The type of assistance they offer, their structure and hierarchy, meetings and ceremonies, regalia and processions, and feasts and annual gatherings are all described and explained. So much information about these organizations and their membership is easily available if you know where to look, and Daniel Weinbren’s work is the ideal introduction to them. Anyone who has a forebear who was at some time linked with one of these organizations will find his book to be an essential guide to their research.

On the Origin of Stories

Author: Brian Boyd

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

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Brian Boyd explains why we tell stories and how our minds are shaped to understand them. After considering art as adaptation, Boyd examines Homer's Odyssey and Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who! demonstrating how an evolutionary lens can offer new understanding and appreciation of specific works. Published for the bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species, Boyd's study embraces a Darwinian view of human nature and art, and offers a credo for a new humanism.

Reading Together

Share in the Wonder of Books with a Parent-Child Book Club

Author: Noah Brown

Publisher: Chronicle Books


Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Reading Together is the essential guide for parents interested in starting a book club with their kids and raising their children to become book-loving adults. This book is the first guide to parent-child book clubs. Written by a group of moms and their adolescent children who started a book club while the kids were in first grade, this how-to book shares the dos and don'ts they learned over more than 100 meetings and 100 books. Brimming with insight and inspiration, Reading Together includes the details of organizing and structuring meetings, tips on finding diverse books and choosing titles that spur discussion, common book club challenges and how to overcome them, and more. Readers will also find plenty of curated booklists with brilliant recommendations for middle grade and YA readers across genres, from sci-fi to mystery, adventure, and graphic novels. This book is a go-to gift for bookish parents who hope to raise a reader and connect with their community through the magic of books. ONE-OF-A-KIND: With detailed advice gathered over more than a decade and an engaging story at its core, Reading Together is an inspiring and useful handbook for parents looking to start a book club of their own and nurture a love of reading in their kids. A WINNING FORMULA: This book promises a stronger parent-child bond and is a pure celebration of books and reading—a winning recipe. GIFT APPEAL: Reading Together is an attractive gift or impulse-buy for a bookish parent or a parent of bookish kids. Perfect for: • Bookish parents with children • Parents of bookish children • Parents looking to encourage reluctant readers • Parents looking for after-school activities that are good for their kids • Grandparents of school-age children • Elementary school teachers and librarians

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