Whether they're decorating Easter trees or celebrating Wagner's birthday by playing recordings of his Ring cycle operas and incinerating a model of Valhalla on an outdoor barbecue to the closing strains of "Gotterdämerung," Americans know both how to create and how to celebrate holidays. Jack Santino's guide to such frivolity is a wonderfully readable exploration of holidays, periods of festivity, and life-cycle rituals and celebrations. Santino draws on history, anthropology, popular culture, and folklore to show the intricate relationships between holidays and the roles that celebrations and rituals play in people's lives.
This study of Burchard's 'Decretum', a popular book of Catholic canon law compiled just after the year 1000, sheds new light on the development of law and theology long before the Gregorian Reform, normally considered as a watershed in the history of the Latin Church. Practical episcopal concerns and an appreciation of new scholarly methods led Burchard to be dissatisfied with the quality of contemporary jurisprudence and particularly with the teaching texts available to local bishops. Drawing upon new manuscript discoveries, the author shows how Burchard tried to create a new text that would address these problems. He carefully selected and compiled canons from earlier collections and then went on to tamper systematically with the texts he had chosen. By doing so, he created a book of church law that appeared to be based on indisputable authority, that was internally consistent and that was easy to apply through logical extrapolation to new cases. The present study thus provides a window into the development of legal and theological reasoning in the medieval West, and suggests that, thanks to the work of ambitious bishops, the flowering of law and theology began far earlier, and for different reasons, than scholars have heretofore supposed.
Everyone loves a celebration, and renowned illustrator Tasha Tudor offers one for every month in this enchanting treasury of seasons. Come enter a world where sledding excursions melt into summer picnics, and autumn fairs beckon Christmas cheer. This eBook with audio is to be enjoyed around the year!
Release on 2012-08-01 | by Barbara Younger,Lisa Flinn
52 Programs for Kids Ages 3-7
Author: Barbara Younger,Lisa Flinn
Pubpsher: Abingdon Press
Holy days and holidays, special times and ordinary time, the celebration of the church year adds spiritual meaning and depth to our lives as Christians. Around the Year in Children’s Church is a resource created to help children understand and celebrate the entire liturgical year from the first Sunday of Advent through Kingdomtide. Around the Year in Children’s Church is filled with fifty-two active, hands-on programs. Each featuring a simple Christian message related to the season of the church year or a particular holiday; a Bible verse; a story; a prayer; a time for sharing; a snack; and a musical activity, a craft, or a game. The programs are structured to last from thirty-five to forty minutes. An additional activity is included for those who want to extend Children’s Church to a full hour. Supplies and set-up are kept to a minimum, and the easy-to-use format makes it just right for today’s busy teacher.
Math-skills practice is super fun with irresistible graphing activities that link with holiday and seasonal occasions like Thanksgiving, winter holidays, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, signs of spring, summer sports, and more! Easy-to-follow reproducible activity pages give kids practice in addition, subtraction, and multiplication and division facts. Then they plot the answers on a graph to see a picture surprise take form! For use with Grades 2-3.
Engage young readers throughout the school year with these easy and irresistible plays on seasonal topics such as back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving, winter weather, Valentine's Day, the 100th day of school, and signs of spring.