A Nation of Descendants

A Nation of Descendants

In the first half of the book, Morgan examines how specific groups throughout history grappled with finding and recording their forebears, focusing on Anglo/White, Mormon, African American, Jewish, and Native American people.

Author: Francesca Morgan

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ISBN: 146966478X

Category: History

Page: 320

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"Contending that the U.S. was the earliest western country to embrace genealogy on a mass level, Francesca Morgan traces Americans' fascination with tracking family lineage from the early republic to the present day, showing how it evolved from a largely elite phenomenon practiced by white men of western European descent to a commercial enterprise reaching people of diverse backgrounds. In the first half of the book, Morgan examines how specific groups throughout history grappled with finding and recording their forebears, focusing on Anglo/White, Mormon, African American, Jewish, and Native American people. Morgan devotes the second half of the book the practice of genealogy in the modern era, analyzing of how individuals and researchers have used genealogy for personal and scholarly purposes. Morgan also explores the commercialization and commodification of genealogy, powered by entrepreneurs that span from local businesspeople to the Church of Latter-Day Saints and from companies like Ancestry.com to Skip Gates's Finding Your Roots series"--
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A Nation of Empire

A Nation of Empire

Still, the descendants of Ferhat Agha remained formidable political competitors. They continued to hold all the public offices open to local residents in the town, and hence most of those in the district. The town was also still the ...

Author: Michael Meeker

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520225268

Category: History

Page: 420

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A history of the political transformation of the Ottoman Empire from the 16th century to the present by an anthropologist who has spent 30 years studying Turkish history and culture.
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Unmodern Observations

Unmodern Observations

In a statement worth pondering , Wilhelm Wackernagel36 once asserted : " We Germans are a nation of descendants ; in all our higher knowledge , even in our beliefs , we are mere descendants of the ancient world .

Author: The Late William Arrowsmith

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300043112

Category: Philosophy

Page: 402

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Life Recovery Bible NLT Large Print

Life Recovery Bible NLT  Large Print

God promised a land and a nation of descendants, including One through whom all the peoples of the world would be blessed. The covenant defied human logic: Abram was seventy-five; Sarai was ten years younger and infertile.

Author: Stephen Arterburn

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ISBN: 9781496427564

Category: Bibles

Page: 1792

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The Life Recovery Bible25th Anniversary Edition points to God himself as the primary source of recovery. Millions of people have been helped by this Bible. New articles provide a fresh perspective on recovery. Help for leaders is provided in a general facilitator's guide and a step-by-step meeting guide. These offer help to anyone starting or running recovery groups at church or in the community.Features: New inspirational Preface Article: A Word about Addictions Article: An Early History of Life Recovery Article: Thriving in a Secular Recovery Group Article: Life-Giving Recovery Groups in the Church Life Recovery Facilitator's Guide Step-by-Step Life Recovery Meeting Guide The 12 Christian Foundations of Life Recovery The 12 Self-Evident Truths of Life Recovery Resources page, directing readers to helpful books and online resources
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Bill s Bible Briefs

Bill s Bible Briefs

Notice God voiced the terms of the covenant both before the blood-walking exercise and after, promising a great nation and descendants to Abram as well as the land, which his descendants would possess. It is interesting to note that ...

Author: Bill Taylor

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781098035372

Category: Religion

Page: 588

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The information and teaching contained in this work is the accumulation of nearly sixty years of experience as a Christian, most of that time and experience in various leadership roles from youth group officer as a teen to church elder and assistant pastor. The author has been involved in numerous and varied denominational and nondenominational groups and churches and various moves of the Spirit of God within the Church. It is the author's strong belief that Christ's return is coming soon and that Jesus is calling His Bride into a level of preparedness for that day that will change the Church. This work is a collection of papers written to address various issues and aspects of the Christian faith and walk. These papers were written at various times over many years, but primarily after 2015. Some were written from speaking notes or Sunday school lesson outlines. Others were issues that the author had observed were affecting portions of the Church or revelations he felt were from the LORD. Consequently, the subjects are eclectic and wide-ranging from spiritual gifts serving in the kingdom of God to child discipline; from spiritual warfare to basic spiritual rebellion; from the principle of tithing to small church groups. Consequently, the reader should review the list of titles and determine which topic or topics the Holy Spirit is directing him or her to read.
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The Theme of Recompense in Matthew s Gospel

The Theme of Recompense in Matthew s Gospel

A corresponding connection exists with respect to the promise of a nation, for this multitude of descendants is in truth a nation of heirs. The other key promise, which similarly appears in the context of Abraham's call, ...

Author: Blaine Charette

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474236263

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Matthew's theology of the Spirit has received scant scholarly attention, a regrettable oversight since the evangelist is careful to note that the eschatological redemption described in his Gospel is the direct result of the activity of God's Spirit. Matthew's narrative of God's restoring work, which begins with Jesus and continues through his followers, is informed by, even as it extends, the larger biblical narrative concerning God's creative, redemptive, and restorative work at the centre of which stands his Spirit, his active presence. As the study elaborates upon the broad sweep of Matthew's interest in the Spirit, the operation of the Spirit is examined in relation to the three theological categories of christology, soteriology, and ecclesiology.
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The Life Recovery Bible

The Life Recovery Bible

God promised a land and a nation of descendants, including One through whom all the peoples of the world would be blessed. The covenant defied human logic: Abram was seventy-five; Sarai was ten years younger and infertile.

Author: Stephen Arterburn

Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

ISBN: 9781414385068

Category: Bibles

Page: 1622

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With over 2,000,000 copies sold, The Life Recovery Bible is today's #1–selling Bible tied to the Twelve Steps of recovery, helping millions of people turn to the true source of healing—Jesus Christ. Now available in the King James Version!
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God Is Not Fair Thank God

God Is Not Fair  Thank God

... became a great nation. These descendants truly lived up to the meaning of Jacob's new covenant identity—Israel, meaning “he who struggles. ... The descendants of the Leah-Jacob union especially became a nation of losers.

Author: George E. Thompson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630871444

Category: Religion

Page: 322

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Life is not fair. What does this reality imply about the nature of God and the destiny of human beings? In this engaging book, Thompson asserts that "fairness" is not an expectation of the faithful within the Judeo-Christian Scriptures. Biblical narrative discloses the mystery of a paradoxical deity that indwells with the suffering of creation and thereby provides a mercy that exceeds the evasive goal of fairness. The process of healing and redemption of this cracked creation occurs through the tears and suffering of the biblical God whose authentic power is revealed within divine vulnerability and weakness. The Jesus of history truly manifested the fullness of this paradoxical God, for he disclosed the richness of the divine Being by emptying himself and taking the form of a redemptive servant. When the church grasps for power and control, avoids compassionate and costly ministries among the poor and powerless, and renders primary focus upon gaining heavenly rewards, it rejects its Christ-centered mission, relinquishes its paradoxical purpose, and ceases to strive toward becoming an extension of the incarnation. Thompson explores various paradoxical facets of each person of the Trinity and richly illustrates with stories from his vast experience as a parish theologian.
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Who Needs a New Covenant

Who Needs a New Covenant

Thus God's relationship with Abraham had both unbreakable promises for Abraham and contingent blessings for his descendants. When Israel became a nation, God explained what it would mean for them to be his people.

Author: Michael Duane Morrison

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630876999

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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Although covenant is a major theme in Hebrews, Morrison contends all mention of covenant can be deleted without damaging the coherence of the epistle or its christological conclusions. What role, then, does the covenant motif have in the epistle? The arguments in Hebrews are aimed at a Jewish audience--they ignore the needs and religious options relevant to Gentiles. For the readers, the Sinai covenant was the only relevant conceptual competitor to Christ. First-century Jews looked to the Abrahamic and Mosaic covenants as the basis of their obligations to God and God's promises toward them. Although most Jewish writers merged these covenants as if they were one, the author of Hebrews does not--he retains the Abrahamic promises while arguing that the Mosaic covenant is obsolete. The covenant concept supports the exhortations of Hebrews in two ways: 1) it provides the link between priesthood, worship rituals, and other laws, and 2) it enables the author to argue for allegiance to the community as allegiance to Christ.
Categories: Religion

United States Congressional serial set

United States Congressional serial set

... they took especial pains to have strangers understand that they were on the best of terms with the head of the nation . ... Descendants of the old stock , such as S. E. Bishop , S. C. Armstrong , H. M. Whitney , W. R. Castle , and a ...

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ISBN: UCAL:$B656073

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