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War On Sacred Grounds

Author : Ron E. Hassner
ISBN : 0801460409
Genre : Political Science
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Sacred sites offer believers the possibility of communing with the divine and achieving deeper insight into their faith. Yet their spiritual and cultural importance can lead to competition as religious groups seek to exclude rivals from practicing potentially sacrilegious rituals in the hallowed space and wish to assert their own claims. Holy places thus create the potential for military, theological, or political clashes, not only between competing religious groups but also between religious groups and secular actors. In War on Sacred Grounds, Ron E. Hassner investigates the causes and properties of conflicts over sites that are both venerated and contested; he also proposes potential means for managing these disputes. Hassner illustrates a complex and poorly understood political dilemma with accounts of the failures to reach settlement at Temple Mount/Haram el-Sharif, leading to the clashes of 2000, and the competing claims of Hindus and Muslims at Ayodhya, which resulted in the destruction of the mosque there in 1992. He also addresses more successful compromises in Jerusalem in 1967 and Mecca in 1979. Sacred sites, he contends, are particularly prone to conflict because they provide valuable resources for both religious and political actors yet cannot be divided. The management of conflicts over sacred sites requires cooperation, Hassner suggests, between political leaders interested in promoting conflict resolution and religious leaders who can shape the meaning and value that sacred places hold for believers. Because a reconfiguration of sacred space requires a confluence of political will, religious authority, and a window of opportunity, it is relatively rare. Drawing on the study of religion and the study of politics in equal measure, Hassner's account offers insight into the often-violent dynamics that come into play at the places where religion and politics collide.
Category: Political Science

Sacred Ground

Author : Edward Tabor Linenthal
ISBN : 0252061713
Genre : History
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Examines how different groups of Americans have competed to control, define, and own cherished national stories relating to events at four battlefields
Category: History

Deep Ecology And World Religions

Author : David Landis Barnhill
ISBN : 9780791491058
Genre : Social Science
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Parallels and contrasts values from world religions and those proposed by the environmental perspective of deep ecology.
Category: Social Science

From Night On

Author : Matthew STONE
ISBN : 9798612565505
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Terry Salzman, a philanthropist from Petaluma, California, has died, but this is only the beginning for him. At the beginning of the From Night On series, Terry was there. He was the first of the undead to return from the grave. He came back with them, but he's not one of them.After leaving his friend, Les, in Oaxaca, Mexico, in From Night On: Awakenings, his journey is joined by his father, Mike, and an unlikely companion, Shei, whom they met after taking refuge with the Winnemem Wintu tribe near Mount Shasta, California. Unfortunately, that refuge was short lived as The Dark Man learns of Terry's existence. Constantly on the run, Terry learns of the ancient pieces of a weapon capable of killing the enemy on their heels and that only he and two others are capable of retrieving these pieces. The first he finds at the base of Mount Shasta by sheer chance, but the other six pieces are scattered to the six other continents without any clues as to where they lie in the vast terrains.Along this journey, he learns that he was chosen by a being, from before the time of the old religions, to take up his place on this earth, but Terry must overcome his own demons while fighting real ones. Riddled by regret and a history of drug abuse, Terry struggles with the pains of past self-induced traumas and a rage from recent losses. He struggles to see past his own demons and accept that he is a hero.This, in the spirit of the From Night On series, is another adventure through the world's geography, cultures, religions, myths, and legends. They fight the Cadejo in Panama and guerrillas in Colombia; find ancient ruins in Mount Shasta and Ecuador; and fly all the way to Scotland to meet thousand year old Highlanders and an ancient, colossal guardian that lied asleep for millennia. Terry's story promises an unforgettable adventure, but cannot promise an unbroken heart.
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Sacred Ground

Author : Gregory Moore
ISBN : 0615977502
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A unique history of the grounds that now comprise St. Augustine National Cemetery. First associated with the Convento de San Francisco, the Franciscan mission established on the property in 1588, the book follows the evolution of 1.4 acres of that land from garden and orchard into part of the city's defensive system, then the site of barracks and hospitals, and finally development of the cemetery into the final resting place for more than 2,800 veterans and family members. Also included are twenty biographical sketches of individuals buried at the site from the time of its establishment as a post cemetery in the late 1820s to the present.
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On Sacred Grounds

Author : Thomas A. Wilson
ISBN : 9781684173778
Genre : Religion
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"The sacred landscape of imperial China was dotted with Buddhist monasteries, Daoist temples, shrines to local deities, and the altars of the mandarinate. Prominent among the official shrines were the temples in every capital throughout the empire devoted to the veneration of Confucius. Twice a year members of the educated elite and officials in each area gathered to offer sacrifices to Confucius, his disciples, and the major scholars of the Confucian tradition. The worship of Confucius is one of the least understood aspects of Confucianism, even though the temple and the cult were highly visible signs of Confucianism’s existence in imperial China. To many modern observers of traditional China, the temple cult is difficult to reconcile with the image of Confucianism as an ethical, humanistic, rational philosophy. The nine essays in this book are an attempt to recover the meaning and significance of the religious side of Confucianism. Among other subjects, the authors analyze the social, cultural, and political meaning attached to the cult; its history; the legends, images, and rituals associated with the worship of Confucius; the power of the descendants of Confucius, the main temple in the birthplace of Confucius; and the contemporary fate of temples to Confucius."
Category: Religion

Treading On Sacred Grounds

Author : Noel Villaroman
ISBN : 9789004289345
Genre : Political Science
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In Treading on Sacred Grounds: Places of Worship, Local Planning and Religious Freedom in Australia, Noel Villaroman analyses the spatial or structural constraints to religious freedom as a result of local planning regulations in Australia.
Category: Political Science

Death On Sacred Ground

Author : Harriet K. Feder
ISBN : 9781467732017
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In the deep woods of Pikes Landing, New York, on a Seneca reservation a girl is found murdered with an arrow through her heart. When they hear about the shocking death, Vivi and her father, Rabbi Hartman, find themselves in the middle of a mystery. There they find a violent standoff between the local townsfolk and the Seneca. The death of the girl may not be what it seems, and strange events keep happening. Unsure of who to trust, Vivi searches for the solution to the disturbing death, but finds danger instead!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Always Was Always Will Be

Author : Martha Ansara
ISBN : UVA:X002030888
Genre : Aboriginal Australians
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SUMMARY: Account of the aboriginal people of Perth in protest to protect the ancestral first grandmothers' and grandfathers' beliefs of the sacred ground of the Waugul at the old Swan Brewery on the Swan River in Perth.
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Sacred Grounds

Author : William Moore
ISBN : 9780738806310
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Because of his dark skin and questionable origins, the young Cathan Dussault was taunted and ridiculed. Survivability in an insensitive world demands flexibility, and children are remarkably flexible. However, there are limits to a child's ability to manage his environment, particularly when negative inputs are overwhelming. Cathan came home from school one day anticipating a joyful reunion with his small sister. It was raining, and a daunting, muddy hill persuaded the bus driver to drop him off at a distance from the house. His uncle was not aware of the boys arrival, and the boy witnessed, through a keyhole, his uncle molesting his sister, who was too young to be quite aware of what was going on. When Cathan told their father, a violent scene ensued, but for reasons obscure to the boy, the uncle was not ejected from the house. Cathan and his sister must live in that house with innocence-shattering knowledge and under on-going pressure of reprisal by the uncle. The psychological hell that Cathan underwent worked upon his mind until it sought help from a bizarre source. He fell ill for a protracted time, and while in a near comatose state, he had a vision so real that years afterward he came to believe he had suffered an out-of-body experience. Though marginally aware of his mother's physical presence during his sickness, a part of him traveled to another plane. Within that otherworldly dimension, he was adopted by Indians that had inhabited the nearby sacred grounds long before. Through rituals, they gave the boy a new identity, and through physical trials, they taught him the meaning of fearlessness. When he awoke, physically ravaged by the illness, but empowered by the forgotten mystical experience, he found the inner strength to survive the hell of living in the same house with his uncle. He graduated from high school and left to seek his future. The conscious Cathan Dussault avoided memories of the ugly incident witnessed through the keyhole, but within him dwelled a personality not so forgiving. Recurring dreams inserted an uneasiness into Cathan's psyche, and he grew to believe that he was battling insanity. He did not realize that another part of him was exacting revenge against innocent proxies for his uncle's aberrant behavior. The angst of his other's deeds was seeping through well-constructed emotional barriers, trying to alert the moral Cathan Dussault to the wrongful behavior of his suppressed personality. Beyond the ken of the conscious Cathan Dussault, arcane forces were at play, guiding the actions of his secret persona. Could Cathan be held accountable for crimes he was unaware of? A half-breed Cherokee detective of the Bannock County Sheriff Department believed so. By accident, he linked the murders of several people with Cathan Dussault. Aaron Walker was dedicated to righting wrong, no matter how small or great the infraction. However, Aaron Walker shared an Indian ancestry, and he was unaware that arcane forces worked upon him as well. Are there forces outside human awareness controlling the actions of men? Are there clearly defined rules of human conduct inscribed upon some ethereal text that are sacrosanct, and their violations enforced by supernatural judge and jury? Though ignorant of his crimes, is Cathan Dussault guilty? If you dare to judge, read the book and don your black robe.
Category: Fiction

Sacred Ground

Author : Eboo Patel
ISBN : 9780807077498
Genre : Religion
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There is no better time to stand up for your values than when they are under attack. In the decade following the attacks of 9/11, suspicion and animosity toward American Muslims has increased rather than subsided. Alarmist, hateful rhetoric once relegated to the fringes of political discourse has now become frighteningly mainstream, with pundits and politicians routinely invoking the specter of Islam as a menacing, deeply anti-American force. In Sacred Ground, author and renowned interfaith leader Eboo Patel says this prejudice is not just a problem for Muslims but a challenge to the very idea of America. Patel shows us that Americans from George Washington to Martin Luther King Jr. have been “interfaith leaders,” illustrating how the forces of pluralism in America have time and again defeated the forces of prejudice. And now a new generation needs to rise up and confront the anti-Muslim prejudice of our era. To this end, Patel offers a primer in the art and science of interfaith work, bringing to life the growing body of research on how faith can be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division and sharing stories from the frontlines of interfaith activism. Patel asks us to share in his vision of a better America—a robustly pluralistic country in which our commonalities are more important than our differences, and in which difference enriches, rather than threatens, our religious traditions. Pluralism, Patel boldly argues, is at the heart of the American project, and this visionary book will inspire Americans of all faiths to make this country a place where diverse traditions can thrive side by side.
Category: Religion

Sacred Ground

Author : Henry N. Russell III
ISBN : 9781477109090
Genre : Fiction
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A Lakota medicine man has an experience so horrifying that he is shaken to his soul. Trying to balance the sorrow, anger, and the overwhelming feeling of helplessness of not knowing why this could happen, he spends many days in the wilderness with only the company of wildlife and the counsel of the Creator. When he comes back to his family and friends, he is a changed man with a prophecy that will greatly alter history.
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Sacred Ground

Author : Barbara Wood
ISBN : 9781429982535
Genre : Fiction
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Two thousand years ago, there was a great bay and a peaceful land filled with sage, citrus trees, and pine. And there was a tribe called the Topaa. Marimi, a healer in her tribe, is unprepared for what fate holds in store for her. Without her knowledge, her actions place her under the watchful, suspicious gaze of a rival...and Marimi's family is placed under a curse that impacts how their legacy unfolds. From prehistoric California to the days of Spanish explorers, from the time of California colonialism to the swashbuckling cowboy days of early Los Angeles and right up to the present day, Scared Ground tells the story of the female descendants of Marimi. It tells of their loves, their betrayals, their loses, their families, and their ruthless ambitions that would forge a new country.
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Claiming Sacred Ground

Author : Adrian J. Ivakhiv
ISBN : 0253108381
Genre : Religion
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Claiming Sacred Ground Pilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona Adrian J. Ivakhiv A study of people and politics at two New Age spiritual sites. In this richly textured account, Adrian Ivakhiv focuses on the activities of pilgrim-migrants to Glastonbury, England and Sedona, Arizona. He discusses their efforts to encounter and experience the spirit or energy of the land and to mark out its significance by investing it with sacred meanings. Their endeavors are presented against a broad canvas of cultural and environmental struggles associated with the incorporation of such geographically marginal places into an expanding global cultural economy. Ivakhiv sees these contested and "heterotopic" landscapes as the nexus of a complex web of interestes and longings: from millennial anxieties and nostalgic re-imaginings of history and prehistory; to real-estate power grabs; contending religious visions; and the free play of ideas from science, pseudo-science, and popular culture. Looming over all this is the nonhuman life of these landscapes, an"otherness" that alternately reveals and conceals itself behind a pagenant of beliefs, images, and place-myths. A significant contribution to scholarship on alternative spirituality, sacred space, and the politics of natural landscapes, Claiming Sacred Ground will interest scholars and students of environmental and cultural studies, and the sociology of religious movements and pilgrimage. Non-specialist readers will be stimulated by the cultural, ecological, and spiritual dimensions of extraordinary natural landscapes. Adrian Ivakhiv teaches in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto, and is President of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada. April 2001 384 pages, 24 b&w photos, 2 figs., 9 maps, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4, index, append. cloth 0-253-33899-9 $37.40 s / £28.50 Contents I DEPARTURES 1 Power and Desire in Earth's Tangled Web 2 Reimagining Earth 3 Orchestrating Sacred Space II Glastonbury 4 Stage, Props, and Players of Avalon 5 Many Glastonburys: Place-Myths and Contested Spaces III SEDONA 6 Red Rocks to Real Estate 7 New Agers, Vortexes, and the Sacred Landscape IV ARRIVALS 8 Practices of Place: Nature and Heterotopia Beyond the New Age
Category: Religion

Choreographies Of Shared Sacred Sites

Author : Elazar Barkan
ISBN : 9780231538060
Genre : Political Science
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This anthology explores the dynamics of shared religious sites in Turkey, the Balkans, Palestine/Israel, Cyprus, and Algeria, indicating where local and national stakeholders maneuver between competition and cooperation, coexistence and conflict. Contributors probe the notion of coexistence and the logic that underlies centuries of "sharing," exploring when and why sharing gets interrupted—or not—by conflict, and the policy consequences. These essays map the choreographies of shared sacred spaces within the framework of state-society relations, juxtaposing a site's political and religious features and exploring whether sharing or contestation is primarily religious or politically motivated. Although religion and politics are intertwined phenomena, the contributors to this volume understand the category of "religion" and the "political" as devices meant to distinguish between the theological and confessional aspects of religion and the political goals of groups. Their comparative approach better represents the transition in some cases of sites into places of hatred and violence, while in other instances they remain noncontroversial. The essays clearly delineate the religious and political factors that contribute to the context and causality of conflict at these sites and draw on history and anthropology to shed light on the often rapid switch from relative tolerance to distress to peace and calm.
Category: Political Science

Towards A Mwaghavul History An Exploration

Author : Joseph Dahip
ISBN : 9781465348289
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The history of the Mwaghavul is a long one, documented in various forms, ranging from records of administration by the colonialist, to the documentation of archaeological discoveries by white explorers and administrators, documentation and analysis of languages, oral lore and culture by linguists and the latest series of narration and documentation of various aspects of the Mwaghavul people by students and individuals. These have not been collated into a single source of information about the Mwaghavul. Information on the history of the Mwaghavul are mostly found in students thesis, dissertations and long essays on Mwaghavul origin, the Jos Museum, National Archives Kaduna (NAK), the Jos Province (Jos. Prof) archival materials and the History Department of the University of Jos and other Nigerian Universities. Providing a comprehensive history of the Mwaghavul for its future generations is the aim of this book. This is in view of the fact that most of the older publications and documented information on the Mwaghavul are out of print. In addition, the transmission of history from the elderly to the younger generation is dying out as the gap between these two is ever widening because of the rural-urban drift in the country, and the international migration of the Mwaghavul people. Primary source of information was obtained from oral traditions of the Mwaghavul people with focus group discussions conducted with elderly Mwaghavul people and opinion leaders, including visits and interviews of individuals during key Mwaghavul festivities such as Ryem-Pushit, Titdiu-Kombun, Kopshu-Mpang West, Bwanzuhum-Kerang and Wus-Panyam. Secondary data were sourced from written documents and records of colonial administration, explorers and early missionaries. Other sources of secondary data were academic write-ups on Mwaghavul students thesis in Nigerian tertiary institutions and write-ups on Mwaghavul by individuals in the society. The use of both indigenous and corrupted (by English or Hausa) names for Mwaghavul polity and places are generally adapted in this work. The Mwaghavul language is among the Afro-Asiatic languages spoken on the Jos Plateau and it belongs to the Chadic sub-family as indicated by Isichei (1982, p. 7) and Meek (1971). Although Meek places it under the Hamitic group, Ames (1983), Isichei (1982) and Danfulani (1995a, 2003) place it under the Nilo-Saharan or Afro-asiatic, under the Chadic sub unit. Professional linguists, among them, Crozier & Blench (1992), Zygmunt Frajzyngier (1991, 1993), Paul Newman (1990), Carl Hoffman (1976), Joseph Greenberg (1966), Hermann Jungraithmayr (1963/64, 1970) and Hermann Jungraithmayr and D. Ibriszimov (1994) all agree with the opinion given above when they unanimously assert that Mwaghavul as a language belongs to the Chadic branch of the Afro-Asiatic, which is elsewhere referred to such in the works of Richard Morr (1968) and Daniel N. Wambutda (1991) as Nilo Saharan. This makes the Mwaghavul and their other Chadic-speaking neighbours of the Jos Plateau and other groups scattered between the Chad-Borno basin and the Jos Plateau hills, the kinsmen of the Maguzawa or the Hausa, which constitute the single largest Chadic-speaking group in the whole world. Isichei (1982, 1983) further notes that Mwaghavul is closely related with and is mutually intelligible to Goemai, Ngas, Montol, Mupun, Mship, Chakfem, Yuom, Mushere, Kulere, Jipal, Njak and other Chadic languages spoken on the eastern part of the Jos Plateau, especially in Bokkos, Pankshin, Kanke, Mikang, Tal and Shendam Local Government Areas of Plateau State. According to proponents of the migrant view, the Chadic speakers presently found on the Jos Plateau left Borno between 1100 A.D. and 1350 A.D. They were among the pre-Kanuri inhabitants possibly associated with the So who had occupied the plains of the Chad basin. In Mwaghavul so or sokho means horse racing. The Mwaghavul are noted as horse riders and war
Category: Biography & Autobiography

We Re Right And They Re Wrong A Common Church Disease

Author : Anthony Edmondson
ISBN : 1450058825
Genre : Religion
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Although I hold no position in the denominational and non-denominational worship centers, the reason I created this book is because church affiliations constantly debate over whose doctrine is right and whose doctrine is wrong. Many congregations are wasting too much time and material on spreading this kind of ́disease ́ by trying to decide another Christian ́s eternity. Now through my own 35-year attendances, along with a local survey, I was able to chart and examine 13 church-dividing topics through biblical interpretations and practices of both affiliations--arriving to conclusions on the matter.
Category: Religion

Rediscovering America S Sacred Ground

Author : Barbara A. McGraw
ISBN : UOM:39015056672614
Genre : History
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Sees a way out of the contentious debates over the role of religion in American public life by looking back to the ideas of John Locke and the nation's Founders.
Category: History

Sacred Ground

Author : Barbara Bonner
ISBN : UCSC:32106013439036
Genre : Fiction
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In this fascinating collection, Sacred Ground moves outward from the intimate to the broad, both in defining the connections that root us and in describing the losses that have come with our increasing mobility and disconnection. The stories and essays here reveal both the pleasures and the difficulties that come with our freedom. But Bonner's anthology also demonstrates that choices remain for us to maintain our focus on those connections of the heart that make and sustain a home in all its manifestations.
Category: Fiction