A Peculiar People

The Church as Culture in a Post-Christian Society

Author: Rodney Clapp

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830819904

Category: Religion

Page: 251

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Looks at the Christian faith as a subculture within modern society at large
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A Peculiar People

The Australians in Paraguay

Author: Gavin Souter

Publisher: Xoum Publishing

ISBN: 1922057029

Category: History

Page: 288

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In 1893 almost 500 Australians set out by ship to plant a communist utopia in the heart of Paraguay. Led by socialist journalist and activist, William Lane, their aim was to realise the cherished Australian principles of equality and mateship. It was not to be. Expulsions and secessions began early; in mid-1894 Lane himself seceded with a loyal minority and founded Cosme, some forty-five miles south of the original settlement, but two years later the new colony had deteriorated and dwindled. Acclaimed historian Gavin Souter unravels the history of the New Australia movement, exploring the motivations and motives of its members, its organisation, the conflicts and dissension and the final disillusionment. He suggests a number of factors contributing to the venture’s failure, not the least being William Lane’s contradictory personality. Meticulously researched and based on countless interviews with descendants of the original settlers, A Peculiar People is a work of literary as well as historical value. Winner of the Foundation of Australian Literary Studies award, it brings the fascinating story of idealism, courage and human fallibility to vivid life. Reviews of A Peculiar People ‘The most complete, objective and altogether satisfying account – by turns ironic, sardonic, compassionate, frequently evocative and finally haunting.’ Australian Book Review ‘An excellent book, lively in its narrative and judicious in its interpretations.’ The Age ‘Souter … writes with admirable clarity and can make a story, period and cast of people come alive – exciting, absurd and gallant by turns.’ The Bulletin
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A Peculiar People

Author: Dr Oluwagbemiga Olowosoyo

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1105923207

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Understanding what it means to belong to God. In this book Dr. Olowosoyo teaches the reader about their status as members of the body of Christ. It is easy to read and understand.
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A Peculiar People

Anti-Mormonism and the Making of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America

Author: J. Spencer Fluhman

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807835714

Category: Religion

Page: 229

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Though the U.S. Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion, it does not specify what counts as a religion. From its founding in the 1830s, Mormonism, a homegrown American faith, drew thousands of converts but far more critics. In A Peculiar
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A Peculiar People

Iowa's Old Order Amish

Author: Elmer Schwieder,Dorothy Schwieder,Tom Morain

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587298481

Category: History

Page: 214

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Now back in print with a new essay, this classic of Iowa history focuses on the Old Order Amish Mennonites, the state’s most distinctive religious minority. Sociologist Elmer Schwieder and historian Dorothy Schwieder began their research with the largest group of Old Order Amish in the state, the community near Kalona in Johnson and Washington counties, in April 1970; they extended their studies and friendships in later years to other Old Order settlements as well as the slightly less conservative Beachy Amish. A Peculiar People explores the origin and growth of the Old Order Amish in Iowa, their religious practices, economic organization, family life, the formation of new communities, and the vital issue of education. Included also are appendixes giving the 1967 “Act Relating to Compulsory School Attendance and Educational Standards”; a sample “Church Organization Financial Agreement,” demonstrating the group’s unusual but advantageous mutual financial system; and the 1632 Dortrecht Confession of Faith, whose eighteen articles cover all the basic religious tenets of the Old Order Amish. Thomas Morain’s new essay describes external and internal issues for the Iowa Amish from the 1970s to today. The growth of utopian Amish communities across the nation, changes in occupation (although The Amish Directory still lists buggy shop operators, wheelwrights, and one lone horse dentist), the current state of education and health care, and the conscious balance between modern and traditional ways are reflected in an essay that describes how the Old Order dedication to Gelassenheit—the yielding of self to the interests of the larger community—has served its members well into the twenty-first century.
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Brethren Society

The Cultural Transformation of a "Peculiar People"

Author: Carl F. Bowman,Carl Desportes Bowman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 491

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"Unique, creative, and well written. There are virtually no other books to compare with it." -- Donald B. Kraybill
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Children of the Ghetto

A Study of a Peculiar People

Author: Israel Zangwill,Meri-Jane Rochelson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814325933

Category: Fiction

Page: 523

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"... [S]et in late nineteenth-century London, [it gives] an inside look into an immigrant community that was almost as mysterious to the more established middle-class Jews of Britain as to the non-Jewish population."--Cover, p. 4.
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God's Peculiar People

Author: Elaine J. Lawless

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813148545

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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"Holy Rollers" -- with this epithet most people dismiss members of the Pentecostal sect as wild religious fanatics. In this new study, folklorist Elaine Lawless draws on fieldwork among Pentecostal congregations in the limestone region of southern Indiana to offer a sympathetic view of the Pentecostals as a special group distinguished by their own folk traditions and religious expression. From her findings she describes the members' codes of dress and behavior, their attitudes toward themselves and others, their special use of words, and their distinctive religious practices. Focusing on the activity of a particular church, she then analyzes the structure of the service and shows how its elements -- singing, praying, testifying, preaching, and speaking in tongues -- exhibit, not a formless display of fervor, but rather an ordered and traditional sequence that creates a unique religious expression. Important to the study is the attention given the role of women. Although the Pentecostal interpretation of Biblical teachings accords men dominance, women occasionally preach in the church and during the testifying part of the service they are often able to exercise control and religious authority. Many of the women have relatives in the dangerous work of the limestone quarries, and for these women the personal experience and close relationship fostered by the Pentecostal church, Lawless finds, offers welcome emotional support. This readable study affords a new understanding of one Pentecostal sect and an appreciation of the role of women in fundamentalist religious practices.
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