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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

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

Conversions And Citizenry

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

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

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

Cultures Of Conversions

Author : Jan N. Bremmer
ISBN : 9042917539
Genre : History
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In the terms of Durkheimian sociology, conversion is a fait social. Although they are rarely treated as a cultural phenomenon, conversions can obviously be examined for the norms, values and presuppositions of the cultures in which they take place. Thus conversion can help us to shed light on a particular culture. At the same time, the term evokes a dramatic appeal that suggests a kind of suddenness, although in most cases conversion implies a more gradual process of establishing and defining a new - religious - identity. From 21-24 May, 2003, the University of Groningen hosted an international conference on 'Cultures of Conversion'. The contributions have been edited in two volumes, which pay special attention to the modes of language and idiom in conversion literature, the meaning and sense of religious-ideological discourse, the variety of rhetorical tropes, and the effects of the conversion narrative with allusions to religious or political conventions and idealizations. The present volume offers in-depth studies of conversion that are mainly taken from the history of India, Islam and Judaism, ranging from the Byzantine period to the new Muslimas of the West. The other volume, Paradigms, Poetics and Politics of Conversion, in addition to stimulating case studies, contains theoretical contributions on the theory of conversion, with special attention to the rational choice theory and to the history of research into conversion.
Category: History

Secret Conversions To Judaism In Early Modern Europe Electronic Resource

Author : Martin Mulsow
ISBN : 9004128832
Genre : Religion
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This volume deals with conversions to Judaism from the 16th to the 18th century. It provides six case studies by leading international scholars on phenomena as crypto-Judaism, "judaizing," reversion of Jewish-Christian converts and secret conversion of non-Jewish Christians for intellectual reasons. The first contributions examine George Buchanan and John Dury, followed by three studies of the milieu of late seventeenth-century Amsterdam. The last essay is concerned with Lord George Gordon and Cabbalistic Freemasonry. The contributions will be of interest for intellectual historians, but also historians of political thought or Jewish studies. Contributors include: Elisheva Carlebach, Allison P. Coudert, Martin Mulsow, Richard H. Popkin, Marsha Keith Schuchard, and Arthur Williamson.
Category: Religion

Creating A Lean Culture

Author : David Mann
ISBN : 1439811423
Genre : Business & Economics
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Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award The new and revised edition of this modern day classic provides the critical piece that will make any lean transformation a dynamic continuous success. It shows you how to implement a transformation that cannot fail by developing a culture that will have all your stakeholders involved in the process and invested in the outcome. It will teach you how to build success from the top down and the bottom up at the same time. If you are a leader at any level in an organization undergoing or considering a lean transformation, this is where you should start and finish ... and start again. Praise for the First Edition of the Shingo Prize Winning International Bestseller. . . ... an excellent review of one of the most common implementation issues in a lean transformation -- the essential day to day work practices of team leaders/supervisors/value stream managers that enable the lean system. -- George Koenigsaecker, President, Lean Investments, LLC . . . reprinted seven times The purpose of lean systems is to make problems glaringly obvious. If implementation does not include standard leadership and cultural support systems to constantly address problems, the point of the system is missed. Many books address lean tools and initial conversion, but if you want the system to stick, read David's book. --Robert (Doc) Hall, Editor-In-Chief, Target, Association for Manufacturing Excellence . . . now being translated into Russian, Thai, and Chinese... Mann's book is an excellent start toward Lean Leadership as 'process-dependent' rather than 'person-dependent' in style. --Ross E. Robson, Executive Director, Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Now empowered with five more years of accumulated knowledge and experience, David Mann’s seminal work: Offers new insights on applications of lean management in administrative, technical, and professional environments Provides new guidance on how to begin implementing lean management in discrete manufacturing, office, and process manufacturing environments. Details specifics on how to engage executives through gemba walks* Shows the difference between measuring improvement through results and through processes Adds new case studies throughout Expands the lean management assessment based on actual use, and now offers up two separate versions (both available online) one for manufacturing and one for administrative, technical, and professional settings *In a gemba walk, a teacher, or sensei, and student walk the production floor. The teacher asks the student to tell what he or she sees and, depending on the answer, asks more questions to stimulate the student to think differently about what is in front of him or her. This includes learning to see what is not there...Gemba walks often include assignments to act on what the student has come to see. ...
Category: Business & Economics