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Feminism in Practice

Feminism in Practice
Communication Strategies for Making Change

by Karen A. Foss,Sonja K. Foss,Alena Amato Ruggerio

  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Release : 2021-09-23
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 1478648163
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Feminism in Practice uses feminism as a blueprint for exploring change strategies. It features twenty contemporary feminists from diverse arenas, including activists, comedians, musicians, politicians, poets, and showrunners. The women come to life through line drawings, brief biographies, extensive quotations, their definitions of feminism, and the change strategies they employ. Questions for reflection encourage readers to think through their own relationship to feminism and change. Chapter 1 defines feminism, raising issues with the typical definition of feminism as the effort to achieve equality between women and men. It concludes with a description of over twenty types of feminism. Chapter 2 describes the triggering events, happening places, and key ideas of the four waves of feminism. The opening chapters provide a comprehensive understanding of the diversity and complexity of feminist movement. The book is organized around five primary objectives that animate contemporary change efforts—proclaiming identity, naming a problem, enriching a system, changing a system, and creating an alternative system. Each objective is developed through theoretical assumptions and twelve change strategies that show it at work in feminist movement. Feminism in Practice also serves as a practical handbook that readers can use to experiment with the strategies and expand their toolkits for creating change in their lives and worlds. The authors are uniquely qualified to explore issues of feminism and change. Karen Foss and Sonja Foss are second wave feminists who have written extensively on alternative change strategies, feminist communication, and feminist theory. Alena Ruggerio brings to the project the standpoint of a third wave feminist at home in pop culture. Her scholarship lies at the intersection of rhetoric, feminism, and religious studies. To learn more about Feminism in Practice, listen to the authors’ October 2021 interview on The Jefferson Exchange.

Pastrix

Pastrix
The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint

by Nadia Bolz-Weber

  • Publisher : Worthy Books
  • Release : 2021-05-18
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781546012443
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pastrix: a derogatory term used by Christians who refuse to recognize female pastors. Heavily tattooed and loud-mouthed, Nadia Bolz-Weber, a former stand-up comic, sure as hell didn't consider herself to be religious leader material--until the day she ended up leading a friend's funeral in a smoky downtown comedy club. Surrounded by fellow alcoholics, depressives, and cynics, she realized: These were her people. Maybe she was meant to be their pastor. Using life stories--from living in a hopeful-but-haggard commune of slackers to surviving the wobbly chairs and war stories of a group for recovering alcoholics, from her unusual but undeniable spiritual calling to pastoring a notorious con artist--Nadia uses humorous narrative and poignant honesty to portray a woman who is both deeply faithful and deeply flawed, giving hope to the rest of us along the way. Wildly entertaining and deeply resonant, this is the book for people who hunger for a bit of hope that doesn't come from vapid consumerism or navel-gazing; for women who talk too loudly and guys who love chick flicks; for the gay man who loves Jesus, and won't allow himself to be shunned by the church. In short, this book is for every thinking misfit suspicious of institutionalized religion but still seeking transcendence and mystery. In the years since this book was first released, Nadia has grown into a leading voice of the progressive Christian left--hosting conferences for thousands, launching a leading podcast, acting as a flashpoint for discussion of issues of sexuality and gender identity--and she is committed to using her platform and the support of her influential friends to promote the new edition of this classic book.

German-English Genealogical Dictionary

German-English Genealogical Dictionary
A Book

by Ernest Thode

  • Publisher : Genealogical Publishing Com
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9780806313429
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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German-English, English-German dictionary of genealogical terms, phrases and symbols.

Accidental Saints

Accidental Saints
Finding God in all the wrong people

by Nadia Bolz-Weber

  • Publisher : Canterbury Press
  • Release : 2015-10-30
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1848258232
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What if the annoying person you try to avoid is actually seconds away from becoming an accidental saint in your life? What if, even in our persistent failings, holy moments are waiting to happen? In Accidental Saints, Nadia Bolz-Weber takes us inside the House for All Sinners and Saints, her congregation in Denver. Tattooed, angry, profane - an altogether unlikely cleric - this former standup comic stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. Yet in her doubts and disasters she keeps "stumbling into holy moments” that break through her resistance; holy moments that are also waiting for each of us. In a time where many have become disillusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints demonstrates what happens when ordinary people meet to share bread and wine, struggle with scripture, and tell the truth about their real lives. Their faltering steps towards wholeness will ring true for believer and sceptic alike.

Rhetorics Change / Rhetoric’s Change

Rhetorics Change / Rhetoric’s Change
A Book

by Jenny Rice,Chelsea Graham,Eric Detweiler

  • Publisher : Parlor Press LLC
  • Release : 2018-05-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1602355029
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rhetorics Change/Rhetoric’s Change features selected essays, multimedia texts, and audio pieces from the 2016 Rhetoric Society of America biennial conference, which spotlighted the theme “Rhetoric and Change.” The pieces are broadly focused around eight different lines of thought: Aural Rhetorics; Rhetoric and Science; Embodiment; Digital Rhetorics; Languages and Publics; Apologia, Revolution, Reflection; and Intersectionality, Interdisciplinarity, and the Future of Feminist Rhetoric. Simultaneously familiar yet new, the value of this collection can be found in the range of its modes and voices.

The Pastor in a Secular Age (Ministry in a Secular Age Book #2)

The Pastor in a Secular Age (Ministry in a Secular Age Book #2)
Ministry to People Who No Longer Need a God

by Andrew Root

  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release : 2019-06-18
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 149341822X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Faith Formation in a Secular Age, the first book in his Ministry in a Secular Age trilogy, Andrew Root offered an alternative take on the issue of youth drifting away from the church and articulated how faith can be formed in our secular age. In The Pastor in a Secular Age, Root explores how this secular age has impacted the identity and practice of the pastor, obscuring his or her core vocation: to call and assist others into the experience of ministry. Using examples of pastors throughout history--from Augustine and Jonathan Edwards to Martin Luther King Jr. and Nadia Bolz-Weber--Root shows how pastors have both perpetuated and responded to our secular age. Root turns to Old Testament texts and to the theology of Robert Jenson to explain how pastors can regain the important role of attending to people's experiences of divine action, offering a new vision for pastoral ministry today.

Cranky, Beautiful Faith

Cranky, Beautiful Faith
For irregular (and regular) people

by Nadia Bolz-Weber

  • Publisher : Canterbury Press
  • Release : 2013-11-12
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1848255330
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Former stand-up comic and unlikely pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber blends sardonic irreverence and brilliant theology as she relates her unusual journey of faith, offering a fresh and uncompromising look at the transformative power of grace. This compassionate book portrays both church and seekers as deeply flawed yet deeply faithful.

Brave Is the New Beautiful

Brave Is the New Beautiful
Finding the Courage to Be the Real You

by Lee Wolfe Blum

  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Release : 2017-03-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1434710386
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a culture that bombards women with "thinspiration" messages and pressure to "do it all" while wearing the mask of perfection, women are left feeling alone and overwhelmed. How can they stop comparing themselves to others? How can they live out who they really are? Lee Wolfe Blum offers stories from everyday women who have answered these questions with their lives—and found true beauty in the process. In Brave Is the New Beautiful, Blum weaves reflections from her own journey with inspirational stories from everyday women who chose to take off their masks and live authentically. Through call-to-action questions and ideas, she encourages readers to be brave enough to be who they really are and the beloved that God knows they are.

The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint

The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint
Second Edition

by Nadia Bolz-Weber

  • Publisher : Canterbury Press
  • Release : 2022-01-31
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1786224275
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nadia Bolz-Weber weaves personal narrative, hilarious rants and powerful spiritual insight as she relates her unusual journey of faith, offering a fresh and uncompromising look at the transformative power of grace. As one of today's most provocative Christian leaders, she blends sardonic irreverence and brilliant theology to offer a portrait of faith that is edgy, outrageous and, above all, real. Smart-mouthed and heavily tattooed, Nadia Bolz-Weber didn't consider herself ‘religious leader material’ and didn't expect to find her vocation leading a funeral in a smoky, downtown comedy club. But surrounded by recovering alcoholics, depressives, and comedians, she realized these were her people and maybe she was meant to be their pastor. Bringing together the bracing and beautiful, this revised updated edition reminds us that we need the grace of a loving, forgiving God now more than ever. Please note this book is published under the title 'Pastrix' in certain territories.

The Care of Nuns

The Care of Nuns
The Ministries of Benedictine Women in England during the Central Middle Ages

by Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2019-04-01
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0190851309
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In her ground-breaking new study, Katie Bugyis offers a new history of communities of Benedictine nuns in England from 900 to 1225. By applying innovative paleographical, codicological, and textual analyses to their surviving liturgical books, Bugyis recovers a treasure trove of unexamined evidence for understanding these women's lives and the liturgical and pastoral ministries they performed. She examines the duties and responsibilities of their chief monastic officers--abbesses, prioresses, cantors, and sacristans--highlighting three of the ministries vital to their practice-liturgically reading the gospel, hearing confessions, and offering intercessory prayers for others. Where previous scholarship has argued that the various reforms of the central Middle Ages effectively relegated nuns to complete dependency on the sacramental ministrations of priests, Bugyis shows that, in fact, these women continued to exercise primary control over their spiritual care. Essential to this argument is the discovery that the production of the liturgical books used in these communities was carried out by female scribes, copyists, correctors, and creators of texts, attesting to the agency and creativity that nuns exercised in the care they extended to themselves and those who sought their hospitality, counsel, instruction, healing, forgiveness, and intercession.

The Bible and the Saints

The Bible and the Saints
A Book

by Gaston Duchet-Suchaux,Michel Pastoureau,Lynn Gumpert

  • Publisher : Flammarion-Pere Castor
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This guide has been designed to help those countless people who tour churches, museums, exhibitions and great houses, and who want to be able to identify those scenes they encounter containing saints or Bible figures, and understand their meaning."--Introduction, p. 7.

Pastrix

Pastrix
The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint

by Nadia Bolz-Weber

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-07-01
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN : 9781455555291
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now a New York Times bestseller, Nadia Bolz-Weber takes no prisoners as she reclaims the term "pastrix"(pronounced "pas-triks," a term used by some Christians who refuse to recognize female pastors) in her messy, beautiful, prayer-and-profanity laden narrative about an unconventional life of faith. Heavily tattooed and loud-mouthed, Nadia, a former stand-up comic, sure as hell didn't consider herself to be religious leader material-until the day she ended up leading a friend's funeral in a smoky downtown comedy club. Surrounded by fellow alcoholics, depressives, and cynics, she realized: These were her people. Maybe she was meant to be their pastor. Using life stories-from living in a hopeful-but-haggard commune of slackers to surviving the wobbly chairs and war stories of a group for recovering alcoholics, from her unusual but undeniable spiritual calling to pastoring a notorious con artist-Nadia uses stunning narrative and poignant honesty to portray a woman who is both deeply faithful and deeply flawed, giving hope to the rest of us along the way. Wildly entertaining and deeply resonant, this is the book for people who hunger for a bit of hope that doesn't come from vapid consumerism or navel-gazing; for women who talk too loud, and guys who love chick flicks; for the gay man who loves Jesus, and won't allow himself to be shunned by the church. In short, this book is for every thinking misfit suspicious of institutionalized religion, but who is still seeking transcendence and mystery.

Henry Esmond

Henry Esmond
Mémoires D'un Officier de Marlborough. Roman Anglais Traduit Avec L'autorisation de L'auteur Par Léon de Wailly

by William Makepeace Thackeray

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1867
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dictionnaire D'archéologie Chrétienne Et de Liturgie, Publié Par Le R. P. Dom Fernand Cabrol ... Avec Le Concours D'un Grand Nombre de Collaborateurs

Dictionnaire D'archéologie Chrétienne Et de Liturgie, Publié Par Le R. P. Dom Fernand Cabrol ... Avec Le Concours D'un Grand Nombre de Collaborateurs
A Book

by Fernand Cabrol

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1924
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wisdom from the Monastery

Wisdom from the Monastery
A Program of Spiritual Healing

by Peter Seewald

  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release : 2010-10-26
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1556439237
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For almost two millennia, Christian men and women have banded together to live in devotion to God and humanity. Recent studies have shown that, on average, men and women in Holy Orders are healthier and live longer than the rest of us. What timeless solutions to the things that ail us might we have dismissed in our rush into the modern age? Written by three very modern seekers who visited monastic communities to explore facets of the contemplative life, Wisdom from the Monastery reveals what these lay practitioners found so rewarding and deeply relevant to their lives today. Originally published in Germany as three separate volumes, the U.S. edition combines these major aspects of monastic practice: fasting, healing, and meditation. The book’s warm, engaging tone presents millennia-tested practices of contemplative Christianity free from Church dogma. One need not be Catholic, nor even Christian, to benefit from fasting, herbal and other natural remedies, and profound approaches to prayer, meditation, and silence. Readers learn what characterizes the best monastic communities and discover a sense of the retreat experience as spiritual adventure. Featuring over 100 photographs, daily exercises, personal anecdotes, and fascinating snippets on monastic experience through the ages, Wisdom from the Monastery introduces readers to a cast of remarkable monks and nuns who have chosen lives of renunciation and simplicity. Within these pages, monastic wisdom demonstrates its relevance across millennia and beyond monastery walls.

The Cross Examen

The Cross Examen
A Spirituality for Activists

by Roger J. Gench

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2020-10-29
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1532688385
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume explores the essential relationship between spirituality and activism in conversation with a political theology of the cross. The author contends that contemplative practice and activism bear the same cruciform footprint and are integrally connected, for the cross of Jesus Christ reveals both the brokenness in our lives and the corresponding brokenness in the world; it also discloses the God who is always (and already) bringing resurrection and life out of the death-tending ways of our world. The cross and resurrection expose other crosses, large and small, that litter the landscape of our world and of our personal and corporate lives, as well as places where God's resurrecting power is at work, bringing life out of death and establishing footholds for the unfolding of the new creation. The volume engages Paul's Letter to the Galatians and new scholarly readings of it as a rich resource for reflection on these matters and explores the fruit of the Spirit as political virtues that empower communal participation in God's restorative work in the world. Providing new angles of vision on both the cross and the apostle Paul, the book expands and enlivens reflection on spirituality and activism as profound and generative resources for contemporary faith and practice.

Chronicles of the Abbey of Elstow

Chronicles of the Abbey of Elstow
A Book

by Spencer Robert Wigram

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1885
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Searching for Sunday

Searching for Sunday
Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church

by Rachel Held Evans

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2015-04-14
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0718022130
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Held Evans comes a book that is both a heartfelt ode to the past and hopeful gaze into the future of what it means to be a part of the Church. Centered around seven sacraments, Evans' quest takes readers through a liturgical year with sharply honest and even funny stories about Like millions of her millennial peers, Rachel Held Evans didn't want to go to church anymore. The hypocrisy, the politics, the gargantuan building budgets, the scandals--church culture seemed so far removed from Jesus. Yet, despite her cynicism and misgivings, something kept drawing her back to Church. And so she set out on a journey to understand Church and to find her place in it. Baptism Communion Confirmation COnfession Marriage Vocation and even Death. Like millions of her millennial peers, Rachel Held Evans didn't want to go to church anymore. The hypocrisy, the politics, the gargantuan building budgets, the scandals--church culture seemed so far removed from Jesus. Yet, despite her cynicism and misgivings, something kept drawing her back to Church. And so she set out on a journey to understand Church and to find her place in it. A memoir about making do and taking risks, about the messiness of community and the power of grace, Searching for Sunday is about overcoming cynicism to find hope and, somewhere in between, Church.

Shameless

Shameless
A sexual reformation

by Nadia Bolz-Weber

  • Publisher : Canterbury Press
  • Release : 2019-01-31
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1786221357
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Raw, intimate, and timely, Nadia Bolz-Weber's latest book offers a full-blown overhaul of our harmful and antiquated ideas about sex, gender, and our bodies. Christians are obsessed with sex. But not in a good way. For nearly two thousand years, this obsession has often turned destructive, inflicting pain, suffering, and guilt on countless people of all persuasions and backgrounds. In Shameless, Bolz-Weber calls for a reformation. To make her case, she offers experiences from her own life and stories from her parishoners alongside biblical theology to explore what the church has taught, and the harm those teachings have caused. Along the way, she re-examines patriarchy, sex, and power with candour but also with hope, because in her heart she believes the "Gospel is powerful enough, transgressive enough, and beautiful enough to heal not only the ones who have been hurt but also those who have done the hurting." This is by far Bolz-Weber's most personal book yet, revealing intimate and emotional details about her life while offering a reading experience that is as entertaining and affirming as it is intellectually robust and liberating. For anyone who has been harmed by the shaming sexual messages so prevalent in religion, this book is for you.

This Is My Body

This Is My Body
From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith

by Ragan Sutterfield

  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Release : 2015-02-17
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1601425538
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“The cacophony of voices about our bodies is so loud, it’s hard to hear the voices that matter. Some of us decide to forget it all and give in to one addiction or another. I’ve done that. Some of us decide to perfect our bodies and obsess over every muscle or wrinkle. I’ve done that too. Then I discovered the truth about my body: It is a gift. A sign of God’s love. And so is yours.” Many of us think of our bodies as burdens that drag us toward failure and guilt. But what if God actually glories in the flesh? What if we had the same joy about our bodies as God does? Ragan Sutterfield brings us back to a biblical perspective—a freeing, corrective viewpoint that reminds us of the connection between spirit, mind, and body. Along the way, he shares his journey from overweight addict to Ironman competitor. He counts his success, though, not in his decreased clothing size but in his increased understanding of how much God loves the body and what it means to take care of his whole being. This is a story for each of us. As a teenager, Ragan Sutterfield tried extreme dieting to get rid of childhood chubbiness. As a young adult, he wrestled with his Christian culture’s tenets about the dangers of the body. As a man, he became an obese smoker in a failing marriage. And he began a journey of understanding that changed his life. Weaving together biblical insight, personal story, and thoughtful reflection, This Is My Body offers an inspiring look at God’s creation of each of us as human beings, in the flesh. It is an examination of spiritual disciplines, sex, self-image, eating, environmental responsibilities, and the church’s role in misunderstandings about the body. It is also a celebration of Communion—the moment when Jesus reminded his disciples that he, too, is flesh. Spiritually rich, this is an eloquent exploration of the body in all its God-given glory.