Class, Consciousness, and Salvation in Revolutionary Russia
Author: Igal Halfin
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
In this interdisciplinary and controversial work, Igal Halfin looks at Marxist theory in a new light, attempting to break down the divisions between history, philosophy, and literary theory. His approach is methodological, combining intellectual and social history to argue that if we are to take the Bolshevik revolutionary experiment seriously, we have to examine carefully the ideological presupposition of both communist ideological texts and the archival documents that social historians believe truly reflect lived experience in order to see what effects these texts had on reality. Igal Halfin aims to turn Marxism, class, and consciousness from subjects of analysis to its objects. From Darkness to Light begins by examining the Marxist philosophy of history as understood by the Russian revolutionary movement. Halfin argues that the Soviet government took its cues to how it could bring about a classless society from a peculiar blending of eschatological thinking and modern techniques of power. Halfin then offers a case study of the Bolshevik attempt in the 1920s to create the “Communist New Man” by amalgamating the characteristics of the intellectual and the worker in order to eradicate the petit-bourgeois traits attributed by the regime to the pre-revolutionary individualistic and decadent student. Halfin’s conclusions raise important questions about Marxist theory as it relates to class, historical progress, and communism itself. His approach suggests that “proletarianization” should be understood not as a change in the social composition of the student body, but as the introduction of the language of class into the universities. Through the examination of the process of the literary construction of class identity, Halfin concludes that the student class affiliation in the Soviet Union of the 1920s was not simply a matter of social origins, but of students’ ability, using a set of ritualized procedures, to defend their claims to a working-class identity. Halfin’s conclusions raise important questions about Marxist theory as it relates to class, historical progress, and communism itself.
Frank Testa was a Catholic priest for 13 years, after 8 years of seminary in the U.S. and Europe. Joan Testa was a Dominican nun for 22 years. They have been pastors and missionaries for 31 years. "From Darkness to Light," written with love for Catholics, is a plea to all who are in religious bondage to "come out from among them" before it is too late. Religious systems of the world are deciding their destinies as they submit to the global antichrist economic and political system emerging on the horizon. The Vatican has taken the lead in embracing a network of world religions. Religious and Political Babylon are brokering positions of power on the world stage at this very hour. The Holy Spirit is calling people to heed the warning of the Book of the Revelation: "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities." Revelation 18: 4-5 ALPHA AND OMEGA MINISTRIES P.O. Box 294 Christiana, Pennsylvania 17509 [email protected] www.alphaandomegaministries.info
What if this universe was created by someone? What if this universe wasn't going according to plan? What if the creator was hellbent on wiping out entire races that weren't meant to exist? What if one of those races was the human race? The Darkness of Light: The Creation Catastrophe is the first novel in the six-part sci-fi / mystery Darkness of Light series. The main character is Lola Spears, a young teenager whose home island is the centre of weird goings-on that start happening when alien visitors arrive... Lola immediately becomes curious as to what exactly is happening and why. Her curiosity leads her down a dangerous path, but how will she react when she finds out just why aliens are coming to Earth? Will the aliens' plan be fulfilled? And what exactly is the fate of the human race?
From Darkness to Light is the true story of how two little-known men, guided by unseen celestial forces, confronted and overcame overwhelming obstacles to create a new understanding of the root causes of world disorder and its bitter fruit of widespread anxiety.
The End and The Beginning: From Darkness to Light is a dramatic portrayal of the Son of God, the Pioneer of our faith: JESUS as depicted in the four gospels. This is His story: a story that reaffirms our belief and faith in Him as our Savior. He Was a Galilean Jew and well-acquainted with Jewish law. His birth, ministry, death and resurrection serve as a basis of Gods continuing proclamation of joy and sadness, despair and hope, isolation and crowds and apparent defeat but in the end VICTORY! It is a story that never leaves us: a story that our parents, the sons and daughters of slaves, born of religious convictions and faith, shared with us during the days of our early youth amidst sweat, tears and a weary life. They referred to Him, both in song and thought as their Sweet Little Jesus Boy. This was the only thing that they truly could claim as their own. A CHILD A SON IS GIVEN UNTO YOU AS GOD HAD PROMISED! Like our fan page on Facebook...
Jeff Harshbarger is a former Satanist. His attempts at suicide went astonishingly wrong, and his encounter with Jesus helped him get free from Satan's shackles. This book exposes Satan's schemes and shows the reader how to rescue someone they love from occult bondage. Jeff is now considered to be one of the world's leading experts on the occult. Thousands of people have sought his help for those they love. This informative and helpful book provides help and hope for those who are caught up in Wicca, witchcraft, vampirism, Satanism, and other realms of darkness. The President of Cleansing Stream Ministries, Chris Hayward, writes, ''Jeff Harshbarger tells the unvarnished truth about the occult. Through his personal story, you'll understand why and how a person is easily drawn into the dark side. More important, Jeff teaches you how to join with God to help break the strongholds that bind someone there. His no - nonsense approach explodes the myths of ghost stories and vampire movies. This is the real stuff. From Darkness to Light is a simple, comprehensive must - read for anyone who wants to rescue a loved one from the occult.''
Private Writing as Art : an Anthology of Contemporary Journals, Dairies, and Notebooks
Author: Olivia Dresher
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Darkness and Light: Private Writing as Art is an anthology of contemporary journals, diaries, and notebooks. Excerpts from the private writings of 14 sensitive and reflective women and men are included, as well as two essays that address questions surrounding the journal-as-art. The pieces contained in the collection offer a variety of writing styles, subjects, and themes. Editors Olivia Dresher and Victor Munoz feel that the domain of the journal can encompass much more than the typically historical or therapeutic, and wish to present the concept of the journal/diary/notebook as a distinct literary genre, as an open testament to the full and mysterious variety of human life and thought.