Sacred America Sacred World

Sacred America  Sacred World
Author: Stephen Dinan
Release: 2016-07-05
Editor: Hampton Roads Publishing
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781612833569
Language: en
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Infused with visionary power, Sacred America, Sacred World is a manifesto for our country’s evolution that is both political and deeply spiritual. It offers profound hope that America can grow beyond our current challenges and manifest our noblest destiny, which the book shows is rooted in sacred principles that transcend left or right political views. Filled with practical ideas and innovative strategies honed from the author’s work with over 1000 luminaries via his company, The Shift Network, Sacred America, Sacred World rings with a can-do entrepreneurial spirit and explains how America can lead the world toward peace, sustainability, health, and prosperity. This vision of the future weaves the best of today’s emergent spirituality with seasoned political wisdom, demonstrating ways America can grow beyond its current stagnation and political gridlock to become a world leader in peace and progress. Published to coincide with the party conventions and presidential debates, this book will promote a return to the sacred principles cherished by America's forefathers in order to create a “transpartisan,” non-ideological, pragmatic approach to social reform. This uplifting discussion explores evolutions in political leadership, environmental concerns, and economic reformation. It is time to forge a bold new image of America’s future. Here is a road map for getting there.

SACRED AMERICA

SACRED AMERICA
Author: Roger Housden
Release: 1999-11-03
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 270
ISBN: IND:30000066013297
Language: en
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Housden examines burgeoning spirituality in America, its interfaith roots, and its powerful effect on all aspects of society.

The Sacred Project of American Sociology

The Sacred Project of American Sociology
Author: Christian Smith
Release: 2014
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780199377138
Language: en
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This text shows counter-intuitively, that the secular enterprise that everyday sociology appears to be pursuing is actually not what is really going on at sociology's deepest level. Sociology today is in fact animated by sacred impulses, driven by sacred commitments, and serves a sacred project. The book re-asserts a vision for what sociology is most important for, in contrast with its current commitments, and calls sociologists back to a more honest, fair, and healthy vision of its purpose.

Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground
Author: Eboo Patel
Release: 2012-08-14
Editor: Beacon Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780807077498
Language: en
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There is no better time to stand up for your values than when they are under attack. In the decade following the attacks of 9/11, suspicion and animosity toward American Muslims has increased rather than subsided. Alarmist, hateful rhetoric once relegated to the fringes of political discourse has now become frighteningly mainstream, with pundits and politicians routinely invoking the specter of Islam as a menacing, deeply anti-American force. In Sacred Ground, author and renowned interfaith leader Eboo Patel says this prejudice is not just a problem for Muslims but a challenge to the very idea of America. Patel shows us that Americans from George Washington to Martin Luther King Jr. have been “interfaith leaders,” illustrating how the forces of pluralism in America have time and again defeated the forces of prejudice. And now a new generation needs to rise up and confront the anti-Muslim prejudice of our era. To this end, Patel offers a primer in the art and science of interfaith work, bringing to life the growing body of research on how faith can be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division and sharing stories from the frontlines of interfaith activism. Patel asks us to share in his vision of a better America—a robustly pluralistic country in which our commonalities are more important than our differences, and in which difference enriches, rather than threatens, our religious traditions. Pluralism, Patel boldly argues, is at the heart of the American project, and this visionary book will inspire Americans of all faiths to make this country a place where diverse traditions can thrive side by side.

In Search of the Sacred Book

In Search of the Sacred Book
Author: Aníbal Gonzalez
Release: 2018-05-18
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780822983026
Language: en
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In Search of the Sacred Book studies the artistic incorporation of religious concepts such as prophecy, eternity, and the afterlife in the contemporary Latin American novel. It departs from sociopolitical readings by noting the continued relevance of religion in Latin American life and culture, despite modernity’s powerful secularizing influence. Analyzing Jorge Luis Borges’s secularized “narrative theology” in his essays and short stories, the book follows the development of the Latin American novel from the early twentieth century until today by examining the attempts of major novelists, from María Luisa Bombal, Alejo Carpentier, and Juan Rulfo, to Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, and José Lezama Lima, to “sacralize” the novel by incorporating traits present in the sacred texts of many religions. It concludes with a view of the “desacralization” of the novel by more recent authors, from Elena Poniatowska and Fernando Vallejo to Roberto Bolaño.

American Sacred Space

American Sacred Space
Author: David Chidester,Edward Tabor Linenthal
Release: 1995
Editor: Indiana University Press
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0253210062
Language: en
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In a series of pioneering studies, this book examines the creation—and the conflict behind the creation—of sacred space in America. The essays in this volume visit places in America where economic, political, and social forces clash over the sacred and the profane, from wilderness areas in the American West to the Mall in Washington, D.C., and they investigate visions of America as sacred space at home and abroad. Here are the beginnings of a new American religious history—told as the story of the contested spaces it has inhabited. The contributors are David Chidester, Matthew Glass, Edward T. Linenthal, Colleen McDannell, Robert S. Michaelsen, Rowland A. Sherrill, and Bron Taylor.

Sacred Places in North America

Sacred Places in North America
Author: Courtney Milne
Release: 1999-08-10
Editor: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1556709579
Language: en
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100 photographs capture the earth's spiritual heritage.

Sacred Song in America

Sacred Song in America
Author: Stephen A. Marini
Release: 2003
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Pages: 395
ISBN: 0252028007
Language: en
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In Sacred Song in America, Stephen A. Marini explores the full range of American sacred music and demonstrates how the meanings and functions of this musical expression can contribute to a greater understanding of religious culture. Marini examines the role of sacred song across the United States, from the musical traditions of Native Americans and the Hispanic peoples of the Southwest, to the Sacred Harp singers of the rural South and the Jewish music revival to the music of the Mormon, Catholic, and Black churches. Including chapters on New Age and Neo-Pagan music, gospel music, and hymnals as well as interviews with iconic composers of religious music, Sacred Song in America pursues a historical, musicological, and theoretical inquiry into the complex roles of ritual music in the public religious culture of contemporary America.

New Roots in America s Sacred Ground

New Roots in America s Sacred Ground
Author: Khyati Y. Joshi
Release: 2006-05-23
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780813539881
Language: en
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In this compelling look at second-generation Indian Americans, Khyati Y. Joshi draws on case studies and interviews with forty-one second-generation Indian Americans, analyzing their experiences involving religion, race, and ethnicity from elementary school to adulthood. As she maps the crossroads they encounter as they navigate between their homes and the wider American milieu, Joshi shows how their identities have developed differently from their parents’ and their non-Indian peers’ and how religion often exerted a dramatic effect. The experiences of Joshi’s research participants reveal how race and religion interact, intersect, and affect each other in a society where Christianity and whiteness are the norm. Joshi shows how religion is racialized for Indian Americans and offers important insights in the wake of 9/11 and the backlash against Americans who look Middle Eastern and South Asian. Through her candid insights into the internal conflicts contemporary Indian Americans face and the religious and racial discrimination they encounter, Joshi provides a timely window into the ways that race, religion, and ethnicity interact in day-to-day life.

American Sacred Music

American Sacred Music
Author: Philip Vandermeer
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 420
ISBN: STANFORD:36105001863583
Language: en
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Defend the Sacred

Defend the Sacred
Author: Michael D. McNally
Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780691190907
Language: en
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"In 2016, thousands of people travelled to North Dakota to camp out near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to protest the construction of an oil pipeline that is projected to cross underneath the Missouri River a half mile upstream from the Reservation. The Standing Rock Sioux consider the pipeline a threat to the region's clean water and to the Sioux's sacred sites (such as its ancient burial grounds). The encamped protests garnered front-page headlines and international attention, and the resolve of the protesters was made clear in a red banner that flew above the camp: "Defend the Sacred". What does it mean when Native communities and their allies make such claims? What is the history of such claim-making, and why has this rhetorical and legal strategy - based on appeals to religious freedom - failed to gain much traction in American courts? As Michael McNally recounts in this book, Native Americans have repeatedly been inspired to assert claims to sacred places, practices, objects, knowledge, and ancestral remains by appealing to the discourse of religious freedom. But such claims based on alleged violations of the First Amendment "free exercise of religion" clause of the US Constitution have met with little success in US courts, largely because Native American communal traditions have been difficult to capture by the modern Western category of "religion." In light of this poor track record Native communities have gone beyond religious freedom-based legal strategies in articulating their sacred claims: in (e.g.) the technocratic language of "cultural resource" under American environmental and historic preservation law; in terms of the limited sovereignty accorded to Native tribes under federal Indian law; and (increasingly) in the political language of "indigenous rights" according to international human rights law (especially in light of the 2007 U.N. Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples). And yet the language of religious freedom, which resonates powerfully in the US, continues to be deployed, propelling some remarkably useful legislative and administrative accommodations such as the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Reparation Act. As McNally's book shows, native communities draw on the continued rhetorical power of religious freedom language to attain legislative and regulatory victories beyond the First Amendment"--

Sacred Earth

Sacred Earth
Author: Arthur Versluis
Release: 1992-06
Editor: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Pages: 180
ISBN: 0892813520
Language: en
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Placing Native American spirituality in the context of the world's great religions, Sacred Earth contrasts contemporary society's arrogant belief in its own power with native traditions of reverence for the earth. This eye-opening journey through the terrain of Native American spirituality is an urgent call to rediscover and become firmly grounded on the sacred earth again.

God on Campus

God on Campus
Author: Trent Sheppard
Release: 2010-09
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781459602366
Language: en
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God on Campus traces a remarkable legacy of spiritual awakening that stretches from the founding of the earliest colleges in the United States to a global movement of nonstop student prayer spreading across campuses today. This is a book to help you remember your roots' Trent Sheppard writes' ordinary people like you and me - - bold and timid' brilliant and insecure' disillusioned and dangerous' ambitious and naive' holy and fallen' fearless and afraid - - people who prayed' people who conspired together with their friends in faith and action' people who believed their lives could actually help shape the unfolding narrative of history. From the establishment of early American campuses during the Great Awakening to the rapidly spreading collegiate movements of the twenty - first century' Sheppard shows how students can integrate their passion in prayer with practical Christ - like living in culture. The goal' he explains' is not for us to abandon our studies in economics or education and all become preachers instead. The goal is to live like Jesus in the very soul of society.

The Sacred Wisdom of the American Indians

The Sacred Wisdom of the American Indians
Author: Larry J. Zimmerman
Release: 2011
Editor: Watkins Pub Limited
Pages: 309
ISBN: 1780280130
Language: en
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Explores the Native American appreciation of the cycles of nature and the belief in the cosmic interconnectedness of all things, discussing myths, ceremonies, crafts, and reverence for the land.

Sacred Discourse and American Nationality

Sacred Discourse and American Nationality
Author: Anonim
Release: 2022
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781442217720
Language: en
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Original Politics

Original Politics
Author: Glenn Aparicio Parry
Release: 2020
Editor: Select Books (NY)
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1590795032
Language: en
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"Author seeks to heal America's political divisions and threats to democratic values; he advocates piecing together fragments of our history-including the influence on our founding fathers of Native American beliefs in natural rights, egalitarian justice, and mankind's deep connection to nature, thus revealing a sacred purpose: to bring all peoples and the living natural world together"--

Technicians of the Sacred

Technicians of the Sacred
Author: Jerome Rothenberg
Release: 1985-05-08
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9780520049123
Language: en
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"Technicians of the Sacred presents 'primitive' and ancient poetries as the incantations they are, loaded with power and very full of the magic that invests all good poetry. The treatment is fascinating...the commentaries are a gold mine of responses to the material by a strong poet (the editor), and his selection of analogous writings from a broad range of contemporary poets."—David P. McAllester

The Beginnings of Critical Realism in America

The Beginnings of Critical Realism in America
Author: Vernon Parrington
Release: 2017-09-29
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 484
ISBN: 9781351305358
Language: en
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This final volume of Vernon Louis Parrington's Pultzer Prize-winning study deals with the decay of romantic optimism. It shows that the cause of decay is attributed to three sources: stratifying of economics under the pressure of centralization; the rise of mechanistic science; and the emergence of a spirit of skepticism which, with teachings of the sciences and lessons of intellectuals, has resulted in the questioning of democratic ideals. Parrington presents the movement of liberalism from 1913 to 1917, and the reaction to it following World War I. He notes that liberals announced that democratic hopes had not been fulfilled; the Constitution was not a democratic instrument nor was it intended to be; and while Americans had professed to create a democracy, they had in fact created a plutocracy. Industrialization of America under the leadership of the middle class and the rise of critical attitudes towards the ideals and handiwork of that class are examined in great detail. Parrington's interpretation of the literature during this time focuses on four divisions of development: the conquest of America by the middle class; the challenge of that overlordship by democratic agrarianism; the intellectual revolution brought about by science and the appropriation of science by the middle class; and the rise of detached criticism by younger intellectuals. A new introduction by Bruce Brown highlights Parrington's life and explains the importance of this volume.

Invading the Sacred

Invading the Sacred
Author: Krishnan Ramaswamy,Aditi Banerjee
Release: 2007
Editor: Rupa Company
Pages: 545
ISBN: UVA:X030367359
Language: en
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India, once a major civilizational and economic power that suffered centuries of decline, is now newly resurgent in business, geopolitics and culture. However, a powerful counterforce within the American academy is systematically undermining core icons and ideals of Indic culture and thought. For instance, scholars of this counterforce have disparaged the Bhagavad Gita as a dishonest book ; declared Ganesha s trunk a limpphallus ; classified Devi as the mother with apenis and Shiva as a notorious womanizer who incites violence in India.

Revealing the Sacred in Asian and Pacific America

Revealing the Sacred in Asian and Pacific America
Author: Jane Iwamura,Paul Spickard
Release: 2013-10-11
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781136712739
Language: en
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.