SEARCHING FOR ZION

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Searching For Zion

Author : Emily Raboteau
ISBN : 9780802193797
Genre : Social Science
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A decade in the making, Emily Raboteau’s Searching for Zion takes readers around the world on an unexpected adventure of faith. Both one woman’s quest for a place to call “home” and an investigation into a people’s search for the Promised Land, this landmark work of creative nonfiction is a trenchant inquiry into contemporary and historical ethnic displacement. At the age of twenty-three, award-winning writer Emily Raboteau traveled to Israel to visit her childhood best friend. While her friend appeared to have found a place to belong, Raboteau could not yet say the same for herself. As a biracial woman from a country still divided along racial lines, she’d never felt at home in America. But as a reggae fan and the daughter of a historian of African-American religion, Raboteau knew of "Zion" as a place black people yearned to be. She’d heard about it on Bob Marley’s Exodus and in the speeches of Martin Luther King. She understood it as a metaphor for freedom, a spiritual realm rather than a geographical one. Now in Israel, the Jewish Zion, she was surprised to discover black Jews. More surprising was the story of how they got there. Inspired by their exodus, Raboteau sought out other black communities that left home in search of a Promised Land. Her question for them is same she asks herself: have you found the home you’re looking for? On her ten-year journey back in time and around the globe, through the Bush years and into the age of Obama, Raboteau wanders to Jamaica, Ethiopia, Ghana, and the American South to explore the complex and contradictory perspectives of Black Zionists. She talks to Rastafarians and African Hebrew Israelites, Evangelicals and Ethiopian Jews, and Katrina transplants from her own family—people that have risked everything in search of territory that is hard to define and harder to inhabit. Uniting memoir with historical and cultural investigation, Raboteau overturns our ideas of place and patriotism, displacement and dispossession, citizenship and country in a disarmingly honest and refreshingly brave take on the pull of the story of Exodus.
Category: Social Science

In Search Of Zion

Author : Elias Farajajé-Jones
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035205900
Genre : African American messianism
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Category: African American messianism

Searching For Destiny

Author : John Idoko
ISBN : 9781504935609
Genre : Fiction
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Fulan and Zion were playing Chess when Nas arrived with shocking news. What was the news all about? Nas was planning to travel to Besly City. After much debate, they agreed to move to the city along with him since they felt their living at Soda Lake wasn’t getting any better, and Besly was rumored to be a land of milk and honey. But was Besly really a land of milk and honey? While in the city trying to make ends meet, they met Sayil, and Sayil introduced them to his sister, Afeni. Afeni, though a classical girl, fell in love with Fulan at first sight. But Sayil detested Fulan so much that he would go extra mile to detach his sister from Fulan permanently. For more inquiries, please contact Jontex Books via: Phone: +2348028342057, +2349094505606 E-mail: [email protected]
Category: Fiction

The Role Of Zion Jerusalem In Isaiah 40 55 A Corpus Linguistic Approach

Author : Reinoud Oosting
ISBN : 9789004232983
Genre : Religion
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In The Role of Zion/Jerusalem in Isaiah 40–55 Reinoud Oosting offers a linguistic and literary analysis of the Biblical Hebrew text of Isaiah 40-55, focusing on the depiction of Zion/Jerusalem in these chapters.
Category: Religion

Searching With Success

Author : Archibald Fowler Bennett
ISBN : WISC:89062942792
Genre : Genealogy
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Visions Of Zion

Author : Erin C. MacLeod
ISBN : 9781479880751
Genre : Religion
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In reggae song after reggae song Bob Marley and other reggae singers speak of the Promised Land of Ethiopia. “Repatriation is a must!” they cry. The Rastafari have been travelling to Ethiopia since the movement originated in Jamaica in 1930s. They consider it the Promised Land, and repatriation is a cornerstone of their faith. Though Ethiopians see Rastafari as immigrants, the Rastafari see themselves as returning members of the Ethiopian diaspora. In Visions of Zion, Erin C. MacLeod offers the first in-depth investigation into how Ethiopians perceive Rastafari and Rastafarians within Ethiopia and the role this unique immigrant community plays within Ethiopian society. Rastafari are unusual among migrants, basing their movements on spiritual rather than economic choices. This volume offers those who study the movement a broader understanding of the implications of repatriation. Taking the Ethiopian perspective into account, it argues that migrant and diaspora identities are the products of negotiation, and it illuminates the implications of this negotiation for concepts of citizenship, as well as for our understandings of pan-Africanism and south-south migration. Providing a rare look at migration to a non-Western country, this volume also fills a gap in the broader immigration studies literature.
Category: Religion

Multiculturalism In Israel

Author : Adia Mendelson Maoz
ISBN : 9781557536808
Genre : Literary Criticism
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" By analyzing its position within the struggles for recognition and reception of different national and ethnic cultural groups, this book offers a bold new picture of Israeli literature. Through comparative discussion of the literatures of Palestinian citizens of Israel, of Mizrahim, of migrants from the former Soviet Union, and of Ethiopian-Israelis, the author demonstrates an unexpected richness and diversity in the Israeli literary scene, a reality very different from the monocultural image that Zionism aspired to create. Drawing on a wide body of social and literary theory, Mendelson-Maoz compares and contrasts the literatures of the four communities she profiles. The picture that emerges from this groundbreaking book replaces the traditional, homogeneous historical narrative of Israeli literature with a diversity of voices, a multiplicity of origins, and a wide range of different perspectives. In doing so, it will provoke researchers in a wide range of cultural fields to look at the rich traditionsthat underlie it in new and fresh ways"--
Category: Literary Criticism

Mormonism For Dummies

Author : Jana Riess
ISBN : 9781118054277
Genre : Religion
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Get the facts on temples, tithing, missions, and caffeine Mormon doctrines, rituals, and history, demystified at last! Mormonism, or the LDS Church, is one of the world's fastest growing religions. But unless you were raised a Mormon, you probably don't have a clear picture of LDS beliefs and practices. Covering everything from Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon to tithing and family home evening, this friendly guide will get you up to speed in no time. Discover: * How the LDS Church differs from other Christian churches * What Mormons believe * What happens in Mormon temples and meetinghouses * The history of the LDS Church * LDS debates on race, women, and polygamy
Category: Religion

Soul Flying Into Mount Zion

Author : Debra Yarbrough Roberts
ISBN : 9781499016895
Genre : Religion
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Prophetess Debra J. Yarbrough was prophesized to by her former Pastor that God was preparing her for translation. So there present in her Church were many eyewitnesses, when sudden death came She Departed Earth and Translated Home. It was revealed to Debra that she was not to fear death. There she was soul flying being escorted by two Angelic Angels, Michael and Gabriel. Michael the Arch Angel spoke fiercely fear not for we have been sent from the presence of God to escort you safely into heavenly frontiers... There prophetess, Debra, was dropped-off on Top of Mount Zion where she stood in the brightest of light, that shone out from the figurative inanimate holy Lamb. Why! She was saturated with liquid love pouring out of her very being. As they continued in joint venture strolling down into the grassy green meadows where she discovered paradisiacal sightings of splendor, and beauty, beyond any sense of an imagination. There she spent forty minutes observing many profound mysteries finally being unveiled. Then afterwards the guided tour finished. The holy lamb flew her swiftly away into the vast realms of the Universe... And there she was shown a worldwide ministry and a greater ingathering of harvest. Finally her departure came, flying back to the holy Mount. Surprisingly! The holy Lamb said,” Debra you must go back to earth. Then tears began falling from her eyelids like heavy rain drops. Her heart filled with disparity. The lamb’s passion quickly comforted.” My daughter you are given to know the mysteries of the kingdom. Therefore, the things that you have seen and heard write in a book. Tell my people that I love them and I have not forgotten them days without numbers. When you see all these events began culminating LOOK UP! My dissension is drawing near. My daughter, the greater cloud of witness have been waiting with great anticipation for this phenomenal event to finally take precedence. I am coming back for my Bride who has adorned herself in fine white linen unlike the spotted polka dots. But garments that have remained unspotted from this present day World. Halleluiah! Selah, ponder on these occurring events of time and be ready for soul shifting. Therefore, prepare for your heavenly father has kept it a guarded secret he only knows the hour of his Son Yahushua’s return.
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