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Rebecca S Children

Author : Alan F. Segal
ISBN : 9780674256064
Genre : Religion
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Renowned scholar Alan F. Segal offers startlingly new insights into the origins of rabbinic Judaism and Christianity. These twin descendants of Hebrew heritage shared the same social, cultural, and ideological context, as well as the same minority status, in the first century of the common era. Through skillful application of social science theories to ancient Western thought, including Judaism, Hellenism, early Christianity, and a host of other sectarian beliefs, Segal reinterprets some of the most important events of Jewish and Christian life in the Roman world. For example, he finds: That the concept of myth, as it related to covenant, was a central force of Jewish life. The Torah was the embodiment of covenant both for Jews living in exile and for the Jewish community in Israel. That the Torah legitimated all native institutions at the time of Jesus, even though the Temple, Sanhedrin, and Synagogue, as well as the concepts of messiah and resurrection, were profoundly affected by Hellenism. Both rabbinic Judaism and Christianity necessarily relied on the Torah to authenticate their claim on Jewish life. That the unique cohesion of early Christianity, assuring its phenomenal success in the Hellenistic world, was assisted by the Jewish practices of apocalypticism, conversion, and rejection of civic ritual. That the concept of acculturation clarifies the Maccabean revolt, the rise of Christianity, and the emergence of rabbinic Judaism. That contemporary models of revolution point to the place of Jesus as a radical. That early rabbinism grew out of the attempts of middle-class Pharisees to reach a higher sacred status in Judea while at the same time maintaining their cohesion through ritual purity. That the dispute between Judaism and Christianity reflects a class conflict over the meaning of covenant. The rising turmoil between Jews and Christians affected the development of both rabbinic Judaism and Christianity, as each tried to preserve the partly destroyed culture of Judea by becoming a religion. Both attempted to take the best of Judean and Hellenistic society without giving up the essential aspects of Israelite life. Both spiritualized old national symbols of the covenant and practices that consolidated power after the disastrous wars with Rome. The separation between Judaism and Christianity, sealed in magic, monotheism, law, and universalism, fractured what remained of the shared symbolic life of Judea, leaving Judaism and Christianity to fulfill the biblical demands of their god in entirely different ways.
Category: Religion

Israel S God And Rebecca S Children

Author : David B. Capes
ISBN : 9781602580268
Genre : Religion
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An important new look at community and identity in early Christianity.
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Rebecca S Children

Author : Dr Mari C Jones
ISBN : UOM:39015015496485
Genre : History
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The year 1839 witnessed the first appearance in south-west Wales of Rebecca, the popular but mythical heroine, with her flowing robes and splenid white horse. Marking the anniversary of this colorful episode in modern British social history, this book employs a wealth of new documentary and statistical evidence to describe Rebecca's children--the peasantry of Wales--and the hundreds of riots and illegal acts which they ccarried out in her name. Jones also sets the riots in the wider context of a changing rural society, examining the economy, poverty, family life, popular culture, social attitudes, crime, and politics of mid-nineteenth-century Wales.
Category: History

Social Work With Children And Families

Author : Ian Butler
ISBN : 9781843105985
Genre : Social Science
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This book presents the knowledge and skills required for effective practice with children and families. Updated to cover recent developments in professional practice and child protection.
Category: Social Science

Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm

Author : Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
ISBN : 1790302811
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is a classic American 1903 children's novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin that tells the story of Rebecca Rowena Randall and her aunts, one stern and one kind, in the fictional village of Riverboro, Maine. Rebecca's joy for life inspires her aunts, but she faces many trials in her young life, gaining wisdom and understanding. Wiggin wrote a sequel, New Chronicles of Rebecca. Eric Wiggin, a great nephew of the author, wrote updated versions of several Rebecca books, including a concluding story. The story was adapted for the theatrical stage, and was filmed three times, once with Shirley Temple in the title role.SynopsisThe novel opens with Rebecca's journey to Riverboro, to live with her two aunts, Miranda and Jane Sawyer. Until this time, she has lived on the family farm. Rebecca is the second eldest of seven children. Most of the children have fanciful names, such as Marquis and Jenny Lind, influenced by their father's artistic background (Rebecca is named after both the heroines in Ivanhoe). The family is quite poor, due to the number of children, Mr. Randall's inability to stick to a job, and the farm being mortgaged. At the beginning of the novel, he has been dead for three years and the family is barely scraping by. Rebecca's stay with her aunt is a chance to improve her opportunities in life and to ease the strain on her family's budget, with one less mouth to feed. Despite her impoverished background, Rebecca is imaginative and charming. She often composes little poems and songs to express her feelings or to amuse her younger brothers and sisters. It is she who named their farm "Sunnybrook."Miranda and Jane had wanted Hannah, the eldest sister, due to her pragmatic nature and household skills, but her mother needs her at home for the same reason. She sends Rebecca instead. Miranda is unimpressed by Rebecca's imagination and sallow complexion and says she's the image of her shiftless father, Lorenzo DeMedici Randall. Miranda determines to do her duty and train Rebecca to be a proper young lady, so she will not shame the Sawyer name. Jane takes on the role of Rebecca's protector and acts as a buffer between her niece and her sister. Jane teaches Rebecca to sew, cook and manage a household. Rebecca's liveliness and curiosity brighten Jane's life and refresh her spirit. Although Rebecca strives to win Miranda's approval she finds it hard to live up to Miranda's rigid standards. Rebecca is up against Miranda's view of her as "all Randall and no Sawyer."The middle of the novel is for the most part a description of life at Riverboro and its inhabitants. Important characters are Jeremiah Cobb and his wife Sarah, who first encounter Rebecca's charm; Rebecca's schoolfellow and best friend, Emma Jane Perkins; and Adam Ladd, a young businessman who takes an interest in Rebecca's education. Adam meets Rebecca when she and Emma Jane are selling soap to help a poor family receive a lamp as a premium. Rebecca nicknames him "Mr. Aladdin."Poster for the stage adaptation of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm starring Edith Taliaferro produced by Klaw & Erlanger, 1910Rebecca proves to be a good student, especially in English, and goes on to attend high school in Wareham. In the last section of the book Rebecca has become a young lady with the same high spirit and a talent for writing. She applies for a teaching place in Augusta, but her mother falls ill and Rebecca must return to care for her and the farm. While Rebecca is away from Riverboro, Miranda dies and leaves the Sawyer house and land to Rebecca. A railway company will buy Sunnybrook Farm for construction purposes and this gives the Randall family a sufficient living. Thanks to Miranda's will, Rebecca now has enough money to become an independent woman and help her siblings. The novel ends with her exclaiming, "God bless Aunt Miranda! God bless the brick house that was! God bless the brick house that is to be!"

Children S Spirituality

Author : Rebecca Nye
ISBN : 9780715144121
Genre : Religion
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An introduction to the increasingly popular topic of children's spirituality, showing how choices made in churches and homes can stimulate or stifle a child's spiritual development. Suitable for anyone who works with children.
Category: Religion

Children Of Rebecca

Author : Vivien Annis Bailey
ISBN : 1870206177
Genre : English fiction
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Rebecca S Children

Author : Kate Dunn
ISBN : 1539783995
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1829, Wales In the Welsh valleys, rebellion is risingFor centuries, generations of the Jenkins family have tended the same farm in West Glamorgan, just about making a living from the land. Then a fire ravages their barn, and everything changes... Morgan Jenkins, a widower bringing up his two children, mortgages his farm in a bid to secure their future. But when Morgan kills himself, the unscrupulous mortgage lender comes calling upon Mary and William Jenkins and calls in their late father's debt. When all is paid, they have only a smallholding that will not meet their needs.They are not the only ones who have fallen on hard times. Around them, a new political movement is stirring. Local farmers and villagers, already disadvantaged, have finally had enough with the introduction of punishing new charges at toll gates around the region. Led by a semi-mythical 'mother' figure known as Rebecca, the Rebecca-ites attack the toll gates and defy those who seek to exploit them. The ideals and ambitions of Rebecca-ites are supported by the local lawyer. Hugh Williams, who gives Mary Jenkins much-needed employment in his office and as companion to his wife. Hugh also encourages William Jenkins to support Rebecca-ites but for Mary, William's involvement with the Rebecca movement is a mixed blessing when he suffers a terrible fate. Overpowered by grief once more, she meets Jac Ty Isha, a leading Rebeca-ite, at a time of need and falls in love. As a result, Mary is drawn further into the activities of the movement and as time goes on, she becomes increasingly appalled at the rebels' questionable antics. As the Rebecca-ites become more and more violent, seeking even greater control over the lives of those around them and destroying property, livelihoods and their own neighbours as they go, the authorities step up the fight. Jac Ty Isha is arrested and faces deportation. To make matters worse, Mary discovers that she is pregnant - a frightening situation for an unmarried woman in Victorian society. What will become of her? Praise for Kate Dunn "An accomplished first novel." - The Times "A well - handled tale of passion, social injustice and nationalist fervour in nineteenth century Wales." - The Liverpool Post "A beautifully crafted tale of a Welsh boy growing to manhood between the wars and of a love tantalisingly out of reach." - Elizabeth Darrell, bestselling author of At The Going Down of the Sun "A heart rending love story." - Joanna Lumley Kate Dunn comes from a long line of writers and actors - she is the niece of the poet Hugo Williams and the actor Simon Williams. Kate followed her family into theatre touring around Britain, the Far and Middle East and appeared in three West End plays, as well as a number of television productions. She has a PhD in Drama from Manchester University. Following the birth of her son Jack, she turned to writing and now has several books published.

Rebecca S Soliloquy

Author : Roberta Nee Adams
ISBN : 9781489702296
Genre : History
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Rebecca Moffatt finds a wounded Union officer on her family’s farm and nurses him back to health—not too remarkable, except that her husband is a Confederate officer away at war! Little does she know that her actions will set into motion a series of events that will see her making a journey of over 250 miles from Obion County, Tennessee, to St. Louis, Missouri. She travels mostly on foot with an older couple who were former slaves on the farm, an old horse, and a two-wheeled dogcart. Her mission is to get her wounded husband out of prison camp there and bring him home. But at what cost? Though there are many volumes of well-documented facts about the Civil War, there are untold thousands of stories of individual struggles and courage of that time. Most are lost to history, but this one has survived, the story being told orally from generation to generation. This true story of grim determination, courage, and the strength of the bonds of love is so compelling that it has survived to be told 150 years later.
Category: History

Rebecca S Promise

Author : Jerry S. Eicher
ISBN : 9780736931809
Genre : Fiction
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Readers of Amish fiction will delight in this new series by a veteran author in this popular genre (50,000 Jerry Eicher books sold). Rebecca Keim has just declared her love to John Miller and agreed to become his wife. But she's haunted by her schoolgirl memories of a long ago love—and a promise made and a ring given. Is that memory just a fantasy come back to destroy the beautiful present...or was it real? When Rebecca's mother sends her back to the old home community in Milroy to be with her aunt during and after her childbirth, Rebecca determines to find answers that will resolve her conflicted feelings. Faith, love, and tradition all play a part in Rebecca's divine destiny.
Category: Fiction

Rebecca S Revenge

Author : S. D. Cargle
ISBN : 9781490706450
Genre : Fiction
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This is a creepy little adventure, combined with horror and humor that's perfect for the upcoming Halloween season. The themes of good and evil, revenge, family, and faith are all handled in a sophisticated way. It's a novel that can be enjoyed by teens and adults alike, making for a good old fashioned campfire story. The US Review of Books Rebecca s Revenge is a scary and weird look at good overcoming evil. Halloween night, Rebecca stumbles onto something mysterious that has been plaguing Diablo, her hometown. Rebecca s family and friends get involved and help her free lost souls. This is a story full of twists and turns, with surprises to keep the adrenaline pumping. Rebecca s Revenge is the brain child of S.D. Cargle. With a flair for scary drama, S.D. Cargle sat with me and told me this hair rising tale. The story is hers and I, Carol Welty Roper, the co-author, worked with her to make her thoughts, characters, and scenes come alive on paper. It is best to read this story on a stormy dark night. "
Category: Fiction

Child Welfare For The Twenty First Century

Author : Gerald P. Mallon
ISBN : 9780231511162
Genre : Social Science
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This up-to-date and comprehensive resource by leaders in child welfare is the first book to reflect the impact of the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) of 1997. The text serves as a single-source reference for a wide array of professionals who work in children, youth, and family services in the United States-policymakers, social workers, psychologists, educators, attorneys, guardians ad litem, and family court judges& mdash;and as a text for students of child welfare practice and policy. Features include: * Organized around ASFA's guiding principles of well-being, safety, and permanency * Focus on evidence-based "best practices" * Case examples integrated throughout * First book to include data from the first round of National Child and Family Service Reviews Topics discussed include the latest on prevention of child abuse and neglect and child protective services; risk and resilience in child development; engaging families; connecting families with public and community resources; health and mental health care needs of children and adolescents; domestic violence; substance abuse in the family; family preservation services; family support services and the integration of family-centered practices in child welfare; gay and lesbian adolescents and their families; children with disabilities; and runaway and homeless youth. The contributors also explore issues pertaining to foster care and adoption, including a focus on permanency planning for children and youth and the need to provide services that are individualized and culturally and spiritually responsive to clients. A review of salient systemic issues in the field of children, youth, and family services completes this collection.
Category: Social Science

Mom School

Author : Rebecca Van Slyke
ISBN : 9780385388948
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In this adorable kid’s-eye view of what would happen if Mom went to school, a little girl imagines Mom School, where all moms learn their amazing skills, like fixing a bike tire and baking cupcakes. With warm, funny illustrations and a fun role-reversal story in which moms act like kids, young readers will love imagining what would happen if their own moms went to Mom School. "An appealing addition to read at Mother’s Day and throughout the year."—School Library Journal "Gently funny and knowing, it’s a good bet for moments of mother-child bonding."—Publishers Weekly [It's] refreshing to see the diverse array of moms participating in fishing and sports in addition to baking sweet treats. This would make a unique choice for back-to-school time."—Booklist From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Nat Turner And The Rising In Southampton County

Author : David F. AllmendingerJr.
ISBN : 9781421414805
Genre : History
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In August 1831, in Southampton County, Virginia, Nat Turner led a bloody uprising that took the lives of some fifty-five white people—men, women, and children—shocking the South. Nearly as many black people, all told, perished in the rebellion and its aftermath. Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County presents important new evidence about the violence and the community in which it took place, shedding light on the insurgents and victims and reinterpreting the most important account of that event, The Confessions of Nat Turner. Drawing upon largely untapped sources, David F. Allmendinger Jr. reconstructs the lives of key individuals who were drawn into the uprising and shows how the history of certain white families and their slaves—reaching back into the eighteenth century—shaped the course of the rebellion. Never before has anyone so patiently examined the extensive private and public sources relating to Southampton as does Allmendinger in this remarkable work. He argues that the plan of rebellion originated in the mind of a single individual, Nat Turner, who concluded between 1822 and 1826 that his own masters intended to continue holding slaves into the next generation. Turner specifically chose to attack households to which he and his followers had connections. The book also offers a close analysis of his Confessions and the influence of Thomas R. Gray, who wrote down the original text in November 1831. The author draws new conclusions about Turner and Gray, their different motives, the authenticity of the confession, and the introduction of terror as a tactic, both in the rebellion and in its most revealing document. Students of slavery, the Old South, and African American history will find in Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County an outstanding example of painstaking research and imaginative family and community history.
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Rebecca Of Providence Rhode Island 1605 1683

Author : Bonnie L. Schermer
ISBN : 9780595303922
Genre : Fiction
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Rebecca Throckmorton has been reared by Puritans in England, and thinks she knows all about obedience and faith. In 1631, she travels with her husband and young children to the Massachusetts Bay colony. Aboard the same ship is Roger Williams, the hot-tempered, radical husband of Rebecca's best friend. Upon arrival in the Americas, the Throckmortons and Williams embark on an intellectual journey, exploring liberty of conscience. When the Puritan authorities excommunicate them, these families travel south to establish Providence, Rhode Island, the "freest place on earth." A disastrous attempt to colonize eastern New Netherland with Anne Hutchinson sends the Throckmortons back to Providence. Together, they face threats to the colony including King Phillips War. Although written as fiction, Rebecca's story is built on the genealogy of the Throckmorton family interwoven with the history of New England.
Category: Fiction

Audacious Kids

Author : Jerry Griswold
ISBN : 9781421414584
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Outstanding Book of the Year Award, Children’s Literature Association Often called the Golden Age of Children’s Books, the years stretching from the Civil War to World War I were a remarkable epoch in juvenile literature, an era when the best authors on both sides of the Atlantic wrote some of their finest work primarily for children. In Audacious Kids, Jerry Griswold provides a groundbreaking and lucid study of twelve of these classic American children’s tales, including such time-honored stories as Little Women, Tom Sawyer, The Secret Garden, and The Wizard of Oz. Griswold’s most remarkable insight is that, fundamentally, these twelve books all tell essentially the same story: a child is orphaned, makes a journey, is adopted and harassed by adults, and eventually triumphs over them and comes into his or her own. Griswold, a leading figure in the study of children’s literature, also reveals that these tales emphasize motifs that are distinctly American, such as positive thinking, concern with health, and the concealment of sex and violence, and he shows how these secular parables replaced religion with psychology and preached gospels of emotional self-control and optimism. In this revised edition, which is aimed at students, scholars, and general readers, Griswold has updated the text throughout and added a new preface, introduction, and select bibliography.
Category: Literary Criticism

Children Of The Depressed

Author : Shoshana S. Bennett
ISBN : 9781608829668
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Have you ever wondered, Why am I so negative? or Why is my life so chaotic? Whether or not your parent was ever formally diagnosed with depression, you’ve probably always known there was something different about your upbringing. And even though you’ve grown up and moved on, you may still feel the after-effects of living with your parent’s illness. In Children of the Depressed, a depression expert helps adult children understand and overcome common problems that stem from growing up with a depressed parent, such as poor communication skills and negative self-talk. Using skills and practices rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), you will learn to shed the old dynamics and ways of thinking that have been weighing you down and keeping you from enjoying healthy relationships and the life you deserve. Most books on depression only focus on getting help for the depressed person. This book is written for you, the adult child of parents with who have struggled with depression. You need emotional healing after a dysfunctional childhood, and most importantly—you need an opportunity for your voice to be heard. You don’t have to become stuck in the past. By identifying and recognizing the feelings you experienced at a young age, you will start laying the groundwork for a happier and healthier life—socially, physically, emotionally, and psychologically.
Category: Family & Relationships