Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith
Title Keeping the Faith PDF eBook
Author Wayne Flynt
Publisher University of Alabama Press
Pages 413
Release 2011-09-02
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0817317546

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Wayne Flynt tells the story of his life and his courageous battles against an indifferent or hostile power structure with modesty but always with honesty. In doing so he tells us the story of how Alabama institutions really are manipulated, and why we should care.




Crazy Faith

Crazy Faith
Title Crazy Faith PDF eBook
Author Susan K. Williams Smith
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 2009
Genre Religion
ISBN 9780817015312

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Intimidated by the Great Commission? Cringe at the idea of evangelism on the street corner or going door-to-door? Pastor Jeff Johnson will transform your commitment to sharing the good news of Jesusas individuals and as a congregation. Identify the evangelism style that suits your personality, learn from biblical and contemporary role models who employ the same strengths, and discover the joy in introducing family, friends, or strangers to the life of faith. Includes questions for small-group discussion.




Southern Religion and Christian Diversity in the Twentieth Century

Southern Religion and Christian Diversity in the Twentieth Century
Title Southern Religion and Christian Diversity in the Twentieth Century PDF eBook
Author Wayne Flynt
Publisher University of Alabama Press
Pages 401
Release 2016-08-29
Genre History
ISBN 0817319085

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12. Religion for the Blues: Evangelicalism, Poor Whites, and the Great Depression -- 13. Conflicted Interpretations of Christ, the Church, and the American Constitution -- 14. The South's Battle over God -- 15. God's Politics: Is Southern Religion Blue, Red, or Purple? -- Notes -- Wayne Flynt's Works about Southern Religion Published in Books, Journals, and Anthologies from 1963 to 2011 -- Index




Passion Plays

Passion Plays
Title Passion Plays PDF eBook
Author Randall Balmer
Publisher UNC Press Books
Pages 192
Release 2022-08-30
Genre Religion
ISBN 1469670070

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Randall Balmer was a late convert to sports talk radio, but he quickly became addicted, just like millions of other devoted American sports fans. As a historian of religion, the more he listened, Balmer couldn't help but wonder how the fervor he heard related to religious practice. Houses of worship once railed against Sabbath-busting sports events, but today most willingly accommodate Super Bowl Sunday. On the other hand, basketball's inventor, James Naismith, was an ardent follower of Muscular Christianity and believed the game would help develop religious character. But today those religious roots are largely forgotten. Here one of our most insightful writers on American religion trains his focus on that other great passion—team sports—to reveal their surprising connections. From baseball to basketball and football to ice hockey, Balmer explores the origins and histories of big-time sports from the late nineteenth century to the present, with entertaining anecdotes and fresh insights into their ties to religious life. Referring to Notre Dame football, the Catholic Sun called its fandom "a kind of sacramental." Legions of sports fans reading Passion Plays will recognize exactly what that means.




Civil Wars, Civil Beings, and Civil Rights in Alabama's Black Belt

Civil Wars, Civil Beings, and Civil Rights in Alabama's Black Belt
Title Civil Wars, Civil Beings, and Civil Rights in Alabama's Black Belt PDF eBook
Author Bertis D. English
Publisher University Alabama Press
Pages 592
Release 2020
Genre History
ISBN 0817320695

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How the 1863 elections in Perry County changed the course of Alabama's role in the Civil War In his fascinating, in-depth study, Bertis D. English analyzes why Perry county, situated in the heart of a violence-prone subregion, enjoyed more peaceful race relations and less bloodshed than several neighboring counties. Choosing an atypical locality as central to his study, English raises questions about factors affecting ethnic disturbances in the Black Belt and elsewhere in Alabama. He also uses Perry County, which he deems an anomalous county, to caution against the tendency of some scholars to make sweeping generalizations about entire regions and subregions. English contends Perry County was a relatively tranquil place with a set of extremely influential African American businessmen, clergy, politicians, and other leaders during Reconstruction. Together with egalitarian or opportunistic white citizens, they headed a successful campaign for black agency and biracial cooperation that few counties in Alabama matched. English also illustrates how a significant number of educational institutions, a high density of African American residents, and an unusually organized and informed African American population were essential factors in forming Perry's character. He likewise traces the development of religion in Perry, the nineteenth-century Baptist capital of Alabama, and the emergence of civil rights in Perry, an underemphasized center of activism during the twentieth century. This well-researched and comprehensive volume illuminates Perry County's history from the various perspectives of its black, interracial, and white inhabitants, amplifying their own voices in a novel way. The narrative includes rich personal details about ordinary and affluent people, both free and unfree, creating a distinctive resource that will be useful to scholars as well as a reference that will serve the needs of students and general readers.




Disabilities and the Library

Disabilities and the Library
Title Disabilities and the Library PDF eBook
Author Clayton A. Copeland
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages 533
Release 2022-11-11
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 1440859086

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Librarians need to understand the needs and abilities of differently abled patrons, and anyone responsible for hiring and managing librarians must know how to provide an equitable environment. This book serves as an educational resource for both groups. Understanding the needs and abilities of patrons who are differently abled increases librarians' ability to serve them from childhood through adulthood. While some librarians are fortunate to have had coursework to help them understand the needs and abilities of the differently abled, many have had little experience working with this diverse group. In addition, many persons who are differently abled are-or would like to become-librarians. Disabilities and the Library helps readers understand the challenges faced by people who are differently abled, both as patrons and as information professionals. Readers will learn to assess their library's physical facilities, programming, staff, and continuing education to ensure that their libraries are prepared to include people of all abilities. Inclusive programming and collection development suggestions will help librarians to meet the needs of patrons and colleagues with mobility and dexterity problems, learning differences, hearing and vision limitations, sensory and cognitive challenges, autism, and more. Additional information is included about assistive and adaptive technologies and web accessibility. Librarians will value this accessible and important book as they strive for equity and inclusivity.




The Writer's Eye

The Writer's Eye
Title The Writer's Eye PDF eBook
Author Amy E. Weldon
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages 277
Release 2018-07-12
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 1350025321

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Learning to write starts with learning to do one big thing: pay attention to the world around you, even though just about everything in modern life makes this more difficult than it needs to be. Developing habits and practices of observing, and writing down what you notice, can be the first step away from the anxieties and doubts that can hold you back from your ultimate goal as a writer: discovering something to say and a voice to say it in. The Writer's Eye is an inspiring guide for writers at all stages of their writing lives. Drawing on new research into creative writers and their relationship with the physical world, Amy E. Weldon shows us how to become more attentive observers of the world and find inspiration in any environment. Including exercises, writing prompts and sample texts and spanning multiple genres from novels to nonfiction to poetry, this is the ideal starting point for anyone beginning to write seriously and offers refreshing perspectives for experienced writers seeking new inspiration.