A Dark Nativity

Author: George Pitcher

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783524367

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The Rev’d Natalie Cross, a high-profile priest at St Paul’s Cathedral, is tipped to be one of the first female bishops in the Church of England. She could be happy. But she’s not. Natalie’s work among the desperately poor is intricately bound up with her wounded past. Her fierce humanity has already got her into trouble as a foreign aid worker among the refugees of Sudan and the Middle East. And when she is drawn into the world of peace-process politics, it seems it’s not her faith she needs so much as a brutal self-reliance born of damage done long ago. In a godforsaken world of oppression and terror, where cynical intelligence agencies operate outside the rule of international law, she is forced to respond in kind to those who would so cruelly use and abuse her. The most dangerous people are not always those holding the guns – and Natalie will need to abandon morality and tap into her own dark side to take them on.
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Black Nativity

Author: Langston Hughes

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871291929

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 39

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Represent

Art and Identity Among the Black Upper-Middle Class

Author: Patricia A. Banks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135177953

Category: Art

Page: 134

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Patricia A. Banks traverses the New York and Atlanta art worlds to uncover how black identities are cultivated through black art patronage. Drawing on over 100 in-depth interviews, observations at arts events, and photographs of art displayed in homes, Banks elaborates a racial identity theory of consumption that highlights how upper-middle class blacks forge black identities for themselves and their children through the consumption of black visual art. She not only challenges common assumptions about elite cultural participation, but also contributes to the heated debate about the significance of race for elite blacks, and illuminates recent art world developments. In doing so, Banks documents how the salience of race extends into the cultural life of even the most socioeconomically successful blacks.
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Spirit in the Dark

A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics

Author: Josef Sorett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199844933

Category: African Americans in literature

Page: 285

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Most of the major black literary and cultural movements of the twentieth century have been understood and interpreted as secular and, at times, profane. When religion has figured into scholarly accounts of these moments, it has almost always appeared as tangential or inconsequential. In Spiritin the Dark, Josef Sorett upends this narrative by exploring the ways in which religion continued to animate and organize African American literary visions throughout the years between the New Negro Renaissance of the 1920s and the Black Arts movement of the 1960s. Sorett unveils the contours of a literary history that remained preoccupied with religion even as it was typically understood, by authors, readers and critics alike, to be secular. In doing so, he reveals how religion, especially Christianity, remained pivotal to the very ideas and aspirations ofAfrican American literature across much of the twentieth century. More specifically, Sorett shows that religion and spirituality are key categories for identifying what is (or is not) perceived to constitute or contribute to a black culture. By examining figures and movements that have typicallybeen cast as "secular," he offers theoretical insights that blur the boundaries of the "sacred" in scholarship on African American religion and culture. Ultimately, Spirit in the Dark reveals religion to be an essential ingredient, albeit one that was always questioned and contested, to the forgingof an African American literary tradition.
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300 Ways to Make the Best Christmas Ever!

Decorations, Carols, Crafts & Recipes for Every Kind of Christmas Tradition

Author: Mimi Tribble

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402716850

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 223

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Gather family and friends together to celebrate one of the most wonderful times of the year: the Christmas season. The weather outside may or may not be frightful, but there's no better place to be than home for the holidays. Guests arrive and notice the sweet scent of pine in the air and admire the beautiful decorations that deck the halls. Loved ones congregate in the living room, pulling chairs closer together so that conversation is easier. Carols are sung and stories are told to eager children. Delicious refreshments are served. Whether you want to handcraft pretty wreaths or prepare warm, aromatic mulled wine, here is where you'll find 300 ways to make this, and every Christmas, the best ever. Organized by region and historical era, these ideas from around the world celebrate a variety of cultural traditions and will appeal to children of all ages. Choose those that most appeal to y ou, incorporating them into your festivities. Reading the quintessential American Christmas story, "A Visit from Saint Nicholas," to youngsters on Christmas Eve heightens anticipation for the next morning. Exquisite Victorian-style "Glass Ball Ornaments" can provide a touch of magic on any holiday tree and are quick and easy to make. If you long for an old-fashioned country Christmas, create a gingerbread "Snow-Covered Cottage" that has storybook appeal. Don't forget to put out a plate of "Herbed Cheese" and glasses of "Baltimore Eggnog" for neighbors and friends to enjoy when they stop by to visit. Do you have roots in the South? Celebrate them by putting together an eye-catching "Corn Husk and Straw Wreath" to hang on your door. From "Pinecone Fire Starter" to a papiermache "Victorian Father Christmas," the ideas in this collection can help you make every Christmas merry and bright.
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The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Author: Anne Catherine Emmerich,Aeterna Press

Publisher: Aeterna Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 24

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As I am now more than eighty-six years old I don’t think it probable that I shall attempt any more translations of Sister Emmerich’s revelations. I wish, therefore, to say a few words about dear Sister Emmerich before parting. I have read through her revelations several times during the last sixty years, and I have more frequently read through the New Testament, and have never been able to detect the slightest opposition between them. The discovery of the House of the Blessed Virgin near Ephesus, exactly corresponding with Sister Emmerich’s description of it, has given a new impetus to the desire to read her revelations. This discovery will lead, no doubt, in God’s good time, to the finding of our Lady’s Tomb, the scene of her glorious Assumption. The statements made by Sister Emmerich must be regarded only as those of a devout Nun, and must not be confounded with statements of facts supported by the testimony of the Church. Aeterna Press
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Father Christmas

Author: Barbara Metzger

Publisher: Untreed Reads

ISBN: 1611872006

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

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A war hero's widow, Graceanne still has her adorable three-year-old twin boys to love--until she receives a letter from her late husband's demanding cousin, Leland Warrington, the Duke of Ware. It seems that the duke--thirty-two years old, twice widowed, and with no forseeable plans to marry again--is in desperate need of an heir. And seeing that Graceanne has two boys, she could easily spare one. Well, couldn't she? Graceanne is too strong a woman not to stand up to Leland's completely unreasonable expectations. When she does, she unleashes a hair-raising maternal fury that takes Leland by surprise. He also finds it all, quite frankly, magnificent. So much so that he's now entertaining thoughts of winning Graceanne's heart, as well as an heir--a romantic scheme that grows more mischievous, and more unpredictable, with each passing winter night.
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German Festivals and Traditions

Author: Nicolette Hannam

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 0857472747

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 103

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This invaluable, time-saving resource provides intercultural ideas for every month of the year. For each festival and tradition you will find background information, key vocabulary, detailed lists of possible teaching activities and optional pupil sheets. Ideas range from making cards and reading/writing poems to playing game and cooking traditional recipes.
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Rolling Pennies in the Dark

A Memoir with a Message

Author: Douglas MacKinnon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451607903

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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“Our intoxicated mother had marched the three of us out into what passed for a living room in the cardboard and tarpaper shack we were existing in on the edge of Nowhere, New Hampshire. She assembled us like an audience on the broken yellow sofa, and said, ‘I’m going to kill myself now, and it’s all your father’s fault.’ “After the dramatic announcement, and once sure we were all looking at the tragedy playing out before us, she took a bottle of sleeping pills out of her purse, and swallowed the entire contents, using vodka as the lubricant.” —excerpt from page 44 Through determination, a deep faith in God, and belief in himself, Douglas MacKinnon has taken the pains of his childhood and turned them into the fuel of compassion. Through his words, you can do the same. A Memoir with a Message It’s impossible for most of us to imagine what it would be like, as a nine-year-old child, to have your own mother empty her .45 pistol into your cardboard bedroom wall, bullets flying above your head, as you hold your baby sister close to protect her. We can’t imagine this, but Doug MacKinnon can. Doug can do more than imagine—he can remember. This very personal memoir is both heartbreaking and highly inspirational. In it, Douglas MacKinnon weaves his astounding story as a desperately poor child and his triumphant transition from living in abject squalor to becoming a White House writer who now has the political influence to change the system—especially as it affects children. But this book is more than the story of one man’s personal journey; it is a memoir with a message. Through this message, the author not only inspires readers to move beyond their own difficulties, he also calls both political parties to task for their shameful neglect of tens of millions of Americans. You’ll be riveted to the story, moved to compassion, and inspired to see the world through new eyes.
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