Here I Stand - A Life Of Martin Luther

Author: Roland Bainton

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447495748

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 426

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This early work on Martin Luther is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the life of the monk responsible for translating the Bible from Latin into German and for inspiring the Lutheran movement. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in the history of European religion. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Here I Stand

Author: Paul Robeson

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807096938

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Robeson's international achievements as a singer and actor in starring roles on stage and screen made him the most celebrated black American of his day, but his outspoken criticism of racism in the United States, his strong support of African independence, and his fascination with the Soviet Union placed him under the debilitating scrutiny of McCarthyism. Blacklisted, his famed voice silenced, Here I Stand offered a bold answer to his accusers. It remains today a defiant challenge to the prevailing fear and racism that continues to characterize American society.

Here I Stand

Author: Simon Macnab

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326254952

Category:

Page: N.A

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Here I Stand

Author: Angela J. Smith

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817319549

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 247

View: 3909


Biography of a forgotten poet who used his name and influence to speak up for those on the margins of society. Few surnames resonate in American history more than Beecher. The family’s abolitionist ministers, educators, and writers are central figures in the historical narrative of the United States. The Beechers’ influence was greatest in the nineteenth century, but the family story continued—albeit with less public attention—with a descendant who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, during the early twentieth century. John Beecher (1904–1980) never had the public prominence of his famous ancestors, but as a poet, professor, sociologist, New Deal administrator, journalist, and civil rights activist, he spent his life fighting for the voiceless and oppressed with a distinct moral sensibility that reflected his self-identification as the twentieth-century torchbearer for his famous family. While John Beecher had many vocations in his lifetime, he always considered himself a poet and a teacher. Some critics have compared the populist elements of Beecher’s poetry to the work of Walt Whitman and Carl Sandburg, but his writing never gained a broad audience or critical acclaim during his lifetime. In Here I Stand: The Life and Legacy of John Beecher, Angela J. Smith examines Beecher’s writing and activism and places them in the broader context of American culture at pivotal points in the twentieth century. Employing his extensive letters, articles, unpublished poetry and prose, and audio interviews in addition to his numerous published books, Smith uncovers a record of public concerns in American history ranging from the plight of workers in 1920s steel mills to sharecroppers’ struggles during the Depression to the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

Here I Stand

Author: Geronimo L. Sy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philippines

Page: 132

View: 1897


Rescuing the Gospel

Author: Erwin W. Lutzer

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493401602

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The Riveting Story of the Reformation and Its Significance Today The Reformation unfolded in the cathedrals and town squares of Europe--in Wittenberg, Worms, Rome, Geneva, and Zurich--and it is a stirring story of courage and cowardice, of betrayal and faith. The story begins with the Catholic Church and its desperate need for reform. The dramatic events that followed are traced from John Wycliffe in England, to the burning of John Hus at the stake in Prague, to the rampant sale of indulgences in the cities and towns of Germany, to Martin Luther nailing the Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in 1517, to John Calvin's reform of Geneva. Erwin Lutzer captures the people, places, and big ideas that fueled the Reformation and explains its lasting influence on the church and Western Civilization.

Paul Robeson

Author: Freedomways

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS CO

ISBN: 9780717807246

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

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Compiled by the editors of Freedomways. Tributes to Robeson in prose and poetry by his contemporaries. Selections from Robeson's own writings. Foreword to this edition by Ernest Kaiser. Updated bibliography.

At the Intersection of Disability and Drama

Author: John Michael Sefel,Amanda Slamcik Lassetter,Jill Summerville

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476678472

Category: Drama

Page: 404

View: 1651


"Cripples ain't supposed to be happy" sings Anita Hollander, balancing on her single leg and grinning broadly. This moment--from her multi-award-winning one-woman show, Still Standing--captures the essence of this theatre anthology. Hollander and nineteen other playwright-performers craftily subvert and smash stereotypes about how those within the disability community should look, think, and behave. Utilizing the often-conflicting tools of Critical Disability Studies and Medical Humanities, these plays and their accompanying essays approach disability as a vast, intersectional demographic, which ties individuals together less by whatever impairment, difference, or non-normative condition they experience, and more by their daily need to navigate a world that wasn't built for them. From race, gender, and sexuality to education, dating, and pandemics, these plays reveal there is no aspect of human life that does not, in some way, intersect with disability.

Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Author: Daniel Strickman,Stephen P Frances,Mustapha Debboun

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019536578X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 323

View: 9066


This book provides anyone, anywhere with the information they need to prevent bites and stings from scorpions, spiders, mites, ticks, centipedes, lice, and other such creatures.

Poetic Scripture

Author: LaMar Smith

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973610183

Category: Poetry

Page: 258

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In this book, you will find poetry based on stories in the Biblepoems of prayer, haikus, life, Satan, and love. If you are a poetry lover and enjoy reading Gods words such as myself; both are in this book. This book could serve as another tool for you to study Gods Word and provide a new, fresh, and innovative way of understanding his word through poetry. Each title of poetry reflects a biblical story, such as The Biblical Superman taken from the book of Judges, 12 Stones and a Prostitute taken from the book of Joshua, and many more. There are poems about Lucifer called He Made Me Do Ita new twist on the old term the devil made me do it. There are inspirational pieces to aid in reflecting upon life as we all grow with God. With each poem, there are thought-provoking questions which may relate the poem to your life or questions you might have during your biblical studies. As you read his Words more and appreciate all his wonderful love, the more you will grow and realize we are all Gods children. Stay blessed.