With Mormonism on the verge of an unprecedented cultural and political breakthrough, an eminent scholar of American evangelicalism explores the history and reflects on the future of this native-born American faith and its connection to the life of the nation. In 1830, a young seer and sometime treasure hunter named Joseph Smith began organizing adherents into a new religious community that would come to be called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (and known informally as the Mormons). One of the nascent faith’s early initiates was a 23-year-old Ohio farmer named Parley Pratt, the distant grandfather of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. In The Mormon People, religious historian Matthew Bowman peels back the curtain on more than 180 years of Mormon history and doctrine. He recounts the church’s origin and development, explains how Mormonism came to be one of the fastest-growing religions in the world by the turn of 21st century, and ably sets the scene for a 2012 presidential election that has the potential to mark a major turning point in the way this ´´all-American” faith is perceived by the wider American public - and internationally. Mormonism started as a radical movement, with a profoundly transformative vision of American society that was rooted in a form of Christian socialism. Over the ensuing centuries, Bowman demonstrates, that vision has evolved - and with it the esteem in which Mormons have been held in the eyes of their countrymen. Admired on the one hand as hardworking paragons of family values, Mormons have also been derided as oddballs and persecuted as polygamists, heretics, and zealots clad in ´´magic underwear”. Even today, the place of Mormonism in public life continues to generate heated debate on both sides of the political divide. Polls show widespread unease at the prospect of a Mormon president. Yet the faith has never been more popular. Today there are about 14 million Mo... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Deakins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002875de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is very helpful for understanding the nature and the history of the Korean community in the USA. There are over one million Korean-Americans in the USA. Despite the small number and a short immigration history, Korean-Americans have been able to contribute to America in important ways. Korean-American students generally comprise the biggest block of ethnic minorities in Ivy League universities and other leading research universities. The current Yale University Law School Dean is Korean-American. A Korean-American has been the leader of the biggest Presbyterian denomination in the USA. Korean-Americans can be found all over the USA in every profession, and they have been very successful. And, perhaps, the Korean-American community is the most evangelical Christian ethnic community in America. In fact, many InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Campus Crusade for Christ leaders in America´s major universities are Korean-Americans. How is it that Korean-Americans came to play such an important role in the American society, particularly in the area of religion? This is a very good book to understand what makes the Korean-Americans ´´tick´´. Particularly insightful are the ways in which Christian Kim, the author, captures general patterns for the Korean-Americans and their successes. This is by far the best introductory book on Korean-Americans in the market and will be very useful for use in classroom settings, both on the high school and college levels, in courses dealing with ethnic studies and the Asian experience in American history and society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Young Choi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007103de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The constitution of the United States was intentionally created as a completely godless document. In these transcripts of her American Atheist Radio programs, Dr. Madalyn Murray O´Hair tells us about Freedom of Religion in Colonial America, American Deism, Rewriting of History by Christians, The Christianity of our Founding as a Nation, Free thought in American Historical Documents, Free thought Organizations in the Early U.S., Thomas Paine - American Deist and Freethinker, Colonel Ethan Allen, James Madison´s Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments, Jefferson´s Idea of Religious Freedom, and Jefferson on Christianity. Dr. O´Hair also presents two handwritten facsimiles of Lincoln´s Gettysburg Address in which the phrase ´´under God´´ is not present. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Smalley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015001de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We highly recommend this course to all history lovers. Explore the extraordinary history of Catholicism in America from the discovery of the New World to our current age. Your guide, Professor R. Scott Appleby of the University of Notre Dame, is an amazingly erudite teacher and one of the leading historians of American Catholic history. Through this series, you will gain insight into the courage and faith of American Catholics through the ages. Explore stories spanning from the establishment of the Church in America to the growth of the early Christian communities. Follow the waves of Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and other immigrants, and discover how each group made extraordinary contributions to American history. Explore the extraordinary role Catholics played in the development of hospitals, schools, and important institutions of every sort. Often seen as outsiders, how did Catholics come to live out their faith publicly and privately? Professor Appleby analyzes the major Catholic debates and controversies including the Americanist and Modernist crises, and the more recent disputes over the meaning of Vatican II. You´ll come to experience the rich texture of parish life during the heyday of ´´immigrant Catholicism´´. Encounter towering figures such as Archbishop John Carroll, Cardinal Gibbons, and Dorothy Day. In short, these 24 talks form an invaluable and fascinating journey through the triumphs, burdens, achievements, and continuing struggles of the Catholic Church on American shores. Don´t miss this series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Prof. R. Scott Appleby PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000004de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his final speech ´´I´ve Been to the Mountaintop,´´ Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his support of African American garbage workers on strike in Memphis. Although some consider this oration King´s finest, it is mainly known for its concluding two minutes, wherein King compares himself to Moses and seems to predict his own assassination. But King gave an hour-long speech, and the concluding segment can only be understood in relation to the whole. King scholars generally focus on his theology, not his relation to the Bible or the circumstance of a Baptist speaking in a Pentecostal setting. Even though King cited and explicated the Bible in hundreds of speeches and sermons, Martin Luther King´s Biblical Epic is the first book to analyze his approach to the Bible and its importance to his rhetoric and persuasiveness. Martin Luther King´s Biblical Epic argues that King challenged dominant Christian supersessionist conceptions of Judaism in favor of a Christianity that affirms Judaism as its wellspring. In his final speech, King implicitly but strongly argues that one can grasp Jesus only by first grasping Moses and the Hebrew prophets. This book also traces the roots of King´s speech to its Pentecostal setting and to the Pentecostals in his audience. In doing so, Miller puts forth the first scholarship to credit the mostly unknown, but brilliant African American architect who created the large yet compact church sanctuary, which made possible the unique connection between King and his audience on the night of his last speech. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew L. Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085043de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the lunar surface in July of 1969, they wore spacesuits made by Playtex: 21 layers of fabric, each with a distinct yet interrelated function, custom-sewn for them by seamstresses whose usual work was fashioning bras and girdles. This book is the story of that spacesuit. It is a story of the triumph over the military-industrial complex by the International Latex Corporation, best known by its consumer brand of ´´Playtex´´ - a victory of elegant softness over engineered hardness, of adaptation over cybernetics. Playtex´s spacesuit went up against hard armor-like spacesuits designed by military contractors and favored by NASA´s engineers. It was only when those attempts failed - when traditional engineering firms could not integrate the body into mission requirements - that Playtex, with its intimate expertise, got the job. In Spacesuit, Nicholas de Monchaux tells the story of the 21-layer spacesuit in 21 chapters addressing 21 topics relevant to the suit, the body, and the technology of the 20th century. He touches, among other things, on 18th-century androids, Christian Dior´s New Look, Atlas missiles, cybernetics and cyborgs, latex, JFK´s carefully cultivated image, the CBS lunar broadcast soundstage, NASA´s Mission Control, and the applications of Apollo-style engineering to city planning. The 21-layer spacesuit, de Monchaux argues, offers an object lesson. It tells us about redundancy and interdependence and about the distinctions between natural and man-made complexity; it teaches us to know the virtues of adaptation and to see the future as a set of possibilities rather than a scripted scenario. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017563de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Why Are We in Vietnam? was published in 1967, almost twenty years after The Naked and the Dead, the critical response was ecstatic. The novel fully confirmed Mailer´s stature as one of the most important figures in contemporary American literature. Now, a new edition of this exceptional work serves as further affirmation of its timeless quality. Narrated by Ranald (´´D.J.´´) Jethroe, Texas´s most precocious teenager, on the eve of his departure to fight in Vietnam, this story of a hunting trip in Alaska is both brilliantly entertaining and profoundly thoughtful. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MacLeod Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008492de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Listeners are invited to sit back and enjoy this collection of classic Yuletide tales. Contents ´´The Christmas Dream of Little Charles´´ by J. S. Redfield ´´A Christmas Inspiration´´ by L. M. Montgomery The Christmas Present´´ by Richmal Crompton A Country Christmas´´ by Louisa May Alcott The Gift of the Magi´´ by O. Henry A Christmas Tree´´ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky A Christmas Mistake´´ by L. M. Montgomery Christmas´´ by Washington Irving The Christmas Dinner´´ by Washington Irving At Christmas Time´´ by Anton Chekhov Christian Gellert´s Last Christmas´´ by Berthold Auerbach Christmas´´ by G. K. Chesterton Featuring the voices of Michelle Marie Jeanmard, Cate Barratt, Linda Barrans, Christianne Lupher, Jeff Stewart, Denis Daly and Alan Weyman. Production Copyright 2017 Voices of Today. Voices of today will donate all of its proceeds from the sale of this audiobook to Heifer International, a charity organization working to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Marie Jeanmard, Denis Daly, Linda Barrans, Christianne Lupher, Jeff Stewart, Cate Barratt, Alan Weyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001803de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die Crown Perfumery wurde vor mehr als 135 Jahren in Großbritannien gegründet. Aufgrund der herausragenden Qualität und Exzellenz wurde die Parfümerie 1872 von Queen Victoria mit dem Prädikat „königlicher Hoflieferant´´ ausgezeichnet. Clive Christian übernahm die Parfümerie 1999 und hauchte ihr neues Leben ein, inspiriert von der traditionsreichen Geschichte und der erstklassigen Qualität, welche die Parfümerie bereits im 19. Jahrhundert auszeichnete. Nach 10 Jahren an der absoluten Spitze der Luxusparfums und nach der Kreation von No. 1, dem teuersten Parfum der Welt, gab Clive dem Drängen seiner loyalen Kunden, allesamt ausgeprochene Parfumliebhaber, endlich nach und lancierte Parfums aus seiner Private Collection. ”C” for Men und ´´C” for Women, die erste Lancierung, verkörpern das ultimative Credo des Hauses, all seine Gütesiegel und avancierten weltweit zu Ikonen der Private Collection. Die zweite Lancierung, ´´V” for Men und ´´V´´ forWomen sind Symbol der für die Marke so typischen Konzentration und Komplexität des Hauses. Es sind Parfums, die nahezu überquellen vor Männlichkeit und unbändiger Weiblichkeit. Clive gab diesen Parfums aus seiner Private Collection den Namen seiner ältesten Tochter Victoria. Der Duft Würzig orientalisch –Weihrauch, das bedeutendste aromatische Räuchermittel seit der Antike ist geprägt von der typischen Intensität wertvoller Hölzer und Harze. Im Herzen des Duftes verschmilzt er in einer Kombination aus rosa, weißen und schwarzen Pfeffer und weckt die leidenschaftlich Vitalität des kühnen Parfums.