Yale Under God

Author: Roberta Buckingham Mouheb
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1619968843
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"Yale under God" - does it sound unlikely these days? That's probably because of what has been happening in the past few decades in our country. Our colleges - and America - were founded by believers in God, but there are those revisionists who would argue otherwise. In an effort to include all cultures in this melting-pot of a nation, today's humanists with their man-made ideas have cut any mention of God out of classrooms and textbooks, contributing to the decline of American education. This book is an attempt to restore the Christian history of Yale and its town, New Haven. Beginning with the Puritans in 1638 to the present day, it also reveals a dark side of Yale, along with points of "Lux et Veritas" (light and truth). A few years ago Yale celebrated several events that brought out facets of its history - the 300th birthdays of both the University and Jonathan Edwards, one of its first students (1701 and 1703); the 350th birthday of Elihu Yale; and the Amistad Affair, which was made into a movie by Stephen Spielberg. A few people appreciated these events for a moment, but what long-lasting effect did they have? From the author, who worked at Yale for two decades and has lived in New Haven for even longer, comes the hope that this book will shed some light on our past, be a tool in the reader's hands, and ultimately be a guide to future generations.

Library Of Congress Catalog

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Report Of A Missionary Tour Through That Part Of The United States Which Lies West Of The Allegany Mountains 1815

Author: Samuel J. Mills
Editor: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780267848713
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Excerpt from Report of a Missionary Tour Through That Part of the United States Which Lies West of the Allegany Mountains, 1815: Performed Under the Direction of the Massachusetts Missionary Society More than 700 dollars have been subscribed, since we came into the Territories, to purchase Bibles to give to the destitute. We have no doubt that these subscriptions will be very considerably increased. But a few of the people, disposed to favour the object, have had an opportunity to subscribe. Papers will be more generally circulated, when the societies shall go into operation. Some parts of the Ter ritories are settling very fast. Many poor people are among the num ber of'those, who go north of the Ohio. If those good men, who are disposed to favour the promotion of religion and morality, by the gen eral distribution of the Sacred Scriptures among the destitute, con tinue to exert themselves, as we believe they will, still resources cannot be collected probably by them, more than sufficient to supply the yearly increasing destitute part of their population. From the best estimate, we could make, with respect to the proportionate num ber of destitute families in the three territories, we are led to believe, that '10 or Bibles are necessary, in order to supply each desti tute family. You will readily perceive, Sir, that living as most of the people in the Territories do, 1000 or 1500 miles from any place where the Bible is printed, very many of them must for a long time remain destitute, unless their necessities can be relieved, at least in a considerable de gree, by the Managers of Bible Societies in the different States. From the 600 Bibles committed to our care by the Committee of the Massachusetts Bible Society, 7 5 were ordered to the care of certain gentlemen in the Indiana Territory; 50 to Shawanee-town, to be dis tributed in the Illinois Territory; and 50 to St. Louis, to the care of Stephen Hempsted. Do, Sir, intercede with the managers of Bible Societies in your vicinity to aid in supplying the destitute poor in this portion of our country. The early part of December, we visited Lexington and Frankfort. Each of us at Frankfort had an opportu nity of preaching to a number of the members of the Legislature, and of presenting them with a view of the object of our/mission. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Books In Print 2009 2010

ISBN: 9780835250214
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The Religion Toolkit

Author: John Morreall
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444343718
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This complete overview of religious studies provides students with the essential knowledge and tools they need to explore and understand the nature of religion. Covers the early development of religion, with overviews of major and minor religions from Islam to Scientology Considers recent developments including secularization; the relationship between religion and science; and scientific studies on religion, health, and mystical experience Uses humor throughout, allowing students to remain open-minded to the subject Explains what it means to study religion academically, and considers the impact of the study of religion on religion itself Contains numerous student-friendly features including photos, maps, time lines, side bars, historical profiles, and population distribution figures Provides classroom users with a lively website,www.wiley.com/go/religiontoolkit, including questions, quizzes, extra material, and helpful primary and secondary sources


Author: Best Books on
Editor: Best Books on
ISBN: 1623760453
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John D Clifford S Indian Antiquities

Author: John D. Clifford
Editor: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572330993
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This volume assembles a group of documents that fill an important gap in the history of North American archaeology. The writings of John D. Clifford and his friend, C. S. Rafinesque, eluded widespread attention during their initial appearance in the early 1800s before falling into complete obscurity. Nevertheless, they proved to be a critical influence on much of the archaeological work that did gather notice in that era and afterward. As Charles Boewe observes in his introduction, European speculation about the indigenous peoples of the New World began with its discovery, but it was the prehistoric earthworks of the Ohio Valley that prompted the first credible North American archaeology. Caleb Atwater's Description of the Antiquities in the State of Ohio and other Western States (1820) is generally considered the first scientific study of these earthworks and the artifacts associated with them. Overlooked, however, was one of Atwater's major intellectual sources: Clifford's "Indian Antiquities" (1819-20), a series of letters published anonymously in a small, short-lived magazine in Lexington, Kentucky. Clifford died soon after the publication of these writings and thus never gained the attention he deserved. This book collects Clifford's printed letters, along with manuscript surveys and maps made by Rafinesque, a prominent naturalist of the time. Clifford's theorizing was buttressed by Rafinesque's empirical identification of prehistoric sites both in Kentucky and elsewhere. Also included are documents illuminating a dispute between Rafinesque and Atwater that erupted after Clifford's death. Rafinesque's contribution has also been neglected because it was pillaged by another well-known scholar, E. G. Squier, who gave no credit to his source. Like others of the time, Clifford felt a need to explain the purpose of the prehistoric earthworks and the artifacts he had collected. Since contemporary Native Americans denied all knowledge of these "monuments" (as Rafinesque labeled them), Clifford came to the astonishing conclusion that they had been built by a vanished race descended from the same stock as the Hindus of India. Clifford's hypothesis received serious consideration from Atwater and his successors, finally making its way to Europe as Atwater's book was reprinted and otherwise drawn upon as a source of reliable data. With the publication of this volume, scholars will now learn the full story behind this early chapter in American archaeological study. The Editor: Now retired, Charles Boewe held academic appointments at several universities both in the United States and abroad, followed by administrative assignments in south Asia with the Fulbright exchange program. His Ph.D. in American studies is from the University of Wisconsin.

Europe America And The Wider World Volume 2 America And The Wider World

Author: William N. Parker
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521274791
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The agricultural and industrial sources of wealth and growth that accounted for this country's development as a flourishing nation are traced through the nineteenth-century experience of three U.S. regions--the northeast, south and midwest.