CONVERSIONS

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Conversions

Author : Craig Harline
ISBN : 9780300167412
Genre : Religion
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This powerful and innovative work by a gifted cultural historian explores the effects of religious conversion on family relationships, showing how the challenges of the Reformation can offer insight to families facing similarly divisive situations today. Craig Harline begins with the story of young Jacob Rolandus, the son of a Dutch Reformed preacher, who converted to Catholicism in 1654 and ran away from home, causing his family to disown him. In the companion story, Michael Sunbloom, a young American, leaves his family's religion in 1973 to convert to Mormonism, similarly upsetting his distraught parents. The modern twist to Michael's story is his realization that he is gay, causing him to leave his new church, and upsetting his parents again--but this time the family reconciles. Recounting these stories in short, alternating chapters, Harline underscores the parallel aspects of the two far-flung families. Despite different outcomes and forms, their situations involve nearly identical dynamics and heart-wrenching choices. Through the author's deeply informed imagination, the experiences of a seventeenth-century European family are transformed into immediately recognizable terms.
Category: Religion

Famous Conversions

Author : Hugh Thomson Kerr
ISBN : 0802840655
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A collection of fifty first-person conversion accounts spanning Christian history from the Apostle Paul to St. Augustine to Malcolm Muggeridge and Charles Colson. The selections, intended to be representative rather than exhaustive, are each prefaced with brief comment by the editors.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Conversions

Author : Emma O'Kelly
ISBN : 9781856694865
Genre : Architecture
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Addresses the growing trend in converting existing structures into a series of ingenious living spaces as it looks at varied projects from around the world in rural, urban, and civic buildings, as well as lofts, industrial spaces, and other unique buildings, examining such topics as what elements of the structure are left intact, what are demolished, how each building was converted into a dwelling, budgets, materials, and impact on the surrounding environment.
Category: Architecture

Conversions And Citizenry

Author : Délio de Mendonça
ISBN : 817022960X
Genre : Goa (India : State)
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Category: Goa (India : State)

The Conversions

Author : Harry Mathews
ISBN : 1564781666
Genre : Fiction
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At a dinner party hosted by a wealthy New Yorker, a guest receives a gold adze, the coveted prize in a worm race. When the man dies the next day, he bequeaths, according to a stipulation in his will, the bulk of his fortune to the adze's possessor, provided he answer three mysterious questions relating to the artifact's history. In his search the owner encounters a menagerie of eccentric personalities: an ancient revolutionary in a Parisian prison, a ludicrous pair of gibberish-speaking brothers, and customs officials who spend their time reading contraband materials. He soon finds himself immersed in the centuries-long history of a persecuted religious sect and in an odyssey that begins in a forgotten fog-covered town in Scotland and ends on the ocean floor off the cost of an uncharted French island. A wild goose chase through a remarkably unusual world, The Conversions invites both reader and protagonist to participate in a quest for answers to an elusive game.
Category: Fiction

Conversions

Author : Simon Ditchfield
ISBN : 9781526107046
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Conversions is the first collection to explicitly address the intersections between sexed identity and religious change in the two centuries following the Reformation. Chapters deal with topics as diverse as convent architecture and missionary enterprise, the replicability of print and the representation of race. Bringing together leading scholars of literature, history and art history, Conversions offers new insights into the varied experiences of, and responses to, conversion across and beyond Europe. A lively Afterword by Professor Matthew Dimmock (University of Sussex) drives home the contemporary urgency of these themes and the lasting legacies of the Reformations. Of interest to scholars of early modern history, literature, and architectural history, this collection will appeal to anyone interested in the vexed history of religious change, and the transformations of both masculine and feminine identity.
Category: Literary Criticism

Conversion

Author : Katherine Howe
ISBN : 9781780747736
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Senior year at all-girl’s Catholic school St. Joan’s Academy has just begun, and Colleen Rowley and her friends are feeling the heat. Applications to Harvard, the battle for valedictorian, the high expectations of their parents, meeting boys in Cambridge . . . all of it has turned school into a pressure cooker. When beautiful, popular Clara Rutherford starts having loud and uncontrollable tics while her horrified classmates look on, chaos sets in as more and more girls begin reporting bizarre symptoms: losing hair, body vibration, seizures…And then one of Colleen’s best friends, Anjali, starts coughing up pins. The media quickly descends on the small town of Danvers, MA, as school officials, angry parents and the board of health scramble to figure out what’s going on before it gets worse. Theories range from a latent Strep virus to environmental pollution, all to no avail. But as Colleen soon realizes, there’s one thing nobody has factored in—Danvers, MA was once called Salem Village, the site of a similarly bizarre epidemic among teenage girls over 300 years earlier...
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Conversions

Author : Gail Hamilton
ISBN : 0553480324
Genre : Historical fiction
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A visiting missionary's tales of adventure send Sara Stanley on a mission, accompanied by Peter Craig, the hired hand at Rose Cottage, during which she discovers the real meaning of goodness and charity. Original.
Category: Historical fiction

Deathbed Conversions

Author : Karen Edmisten
ISBN : 9781612783284
Genre : Religion
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W.C. Fields reportedly quipped as he flipped through a Bible on his deathbed: "I'm looking for loopholes." Is a last minute conversion really a loophole? Is it fair to the faithful who have "toed the line" their whole lives? Far from being the easy way out, a deathbed conversion is almost always the culmination of years spent resisting God's patient, persistent call. Each of these journeys to redemption will deepen your faith and encourage you to help others find their way to him. In this book you'll read the compelling stories of thirteen people who finally found peace with the Lord in the last months, weeks, or even hours of their lives, including: Poet/playwright Oscar Wilde Nobel laureate Alexis Carrel Actors John Wayne, Patricia Neal, and Gary Cooper Gangster Dutch Shultz Entertainer Buffalo Bill And more
Category: Religion