Can Witchcraft be seen merely as a Manifestation of a Society that feared ´Marginal´ Women?: Marion Luger
Can Witchcraft be seen merely as a Manifestation of a Society that feared ´Marginal´ Women?:Akademische Schriftenreihe. 3. Auflage. Marion Luger
Nancy Friday´s taboo-shattering best seller My Secret Garden is the most popular and controversial book of women´s sexual fantasies ever published. Women who feared their erotic fantasies called it scandalous. Women who recognized their own fantasies in its pages, rejoiced. Outspoken, graphic, vulnerable and shameless, My Secret Garden is a classic study of female sexuality. Friday interviewed hundreds of women from every part of the country to learn their sexual private thoughts, and she listened like no one else. Now in audio for the first time, a multi-cast group of top actors dramatize the real voices of women speaking freely like they never had before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cindy Harden, Annie Hinkle, Raquel Harris, Elle Finoh, Phil McCraken, Yvonne Sin, Douglas Berger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033564/bk_adbl_033564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In her analysis of the cultural construction of gender in early America, Elizabeth Reis explores the intersection of Puritan theology, Puritan evaluations of womanhood, and the Salem witchcraft episodes. She finds in those intersections the basis for understanding why women were accused of witchcraft more often than men, why they confessed more often, and why they frequently accused other women of being witches. In negotiating their beliefs about the devil´s powers, both women and men embedded womanhood in the discourse of depravity.Puritan ministers insisted that women and men were equal in the sight of God, with both sexes equally capable of cleaving to Christ or to the devil. Nevertheless, Reis explains, womanhood and evil were inextricably linked in the minds and hearts of 17th-century New England Puritans. Women and men feared hell equally, but Puritan culture encouraged women to believe it was their vile natures that would take them there rather than the particular sins they might have committed.Following the Salem witchcraft trials, Reis argues, Puritans´ understanding of sin and the devil changed. Ministers and laity conceived of a Satan who tempted sinners and presided physically over hell, rather than one who possessed souls in the living world. Women and men became increasingly confident of their redemption, although women more than men continued to imagine themselves as essentially corrupt.The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. ´´Thoughtful and stimulating book...Strongly recommended.´´ (Choice)´´An important and valuable book...opens avenues for investigation that go beyond her splendid treatment of the ´witchcraft´ issue.´´ (The New England Quarterly)´´Exciting and provocative...makes a significant contribution to the scholarship about gender and religion.´´ (Journal of Interdisciplinary History) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Marlowe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129218/bk_acx0_129218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Phelps explores all the questions that we can only barely imagine the answers to about Australia´s toughest jails. This is a brutal and honest account of life inside Australia´s toughest jails, and all is not as you would expect. Do women rape each other? Do guards really trade 40-cent phone cards for sex? And do you think the most dangerous inmate in Australia is a man? This is the most comprehensive ever account of women´s prison life yet. You will hear about rapists, drug dealers, fallen celebrities and Australia´s most feared prisoner: the self-mutilating murderer, Rebecca Butterfield. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stan Pretty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003415/bk_howe_003415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Read for you by best-selling narrator, Steve Cook, Susanna is found in the Apocrypha under the name, sometimes called, ´´The History of Susanna´´. She was very beautiful and feared the Lord, having been raised by righteous parents who instructed her in Mosaic law. After being wrongly accused of a crime, and sentenced to death, Susanna cries out to God, who hears her and sends a young Daniel (yes, the very same) to her rescue. Daniel conducts a clever investigation and convinces her judges to change their minds and side with Susanna, condemning her accusers to death instead. Daniel´s wisdom was respected from that day forward. Much debate continues over which books should be considered part of Holy Scripture to this day. Various church councils have made different decisions about what should be included and which should not. But, all Christians who are serious about their walk in the Christian faith should read the Apocrypha, ponder its place in Christian history, compare what the great church scholars have said concerning it, consider why Jesus himself referred to it, and above all, prayerfully understand its significant contributions to the ultimate message of salvation, made available by Jesus the Messiah. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Cook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114790/bk_acx0_114790_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sometimes all that it takes to start over is the courage to say you will.In Kathleen’s home, red jeans were a sin. Parties were punishable with violence. Fear was part of the daily norm. Growing up in a Catholic cult, under the unforgiving eye of her abusive father, Kathleen knew from an early age that if she were to survive, she’d have to do it on her own.But when the time came to escape, she found herself in a damaging spiral of self-destruction. At rock bottom, and with nowhere to go, Kathleen stepped off a bus in the last place she ever thought she’d find peace: a remote and very Catholic community. Spending a year in almost complete silence, Kathleen feared this experience would prove to be just another step in her unraveling. Instead, with her demons quieted, she emerged with a fresh understanding of self, an empowering new purpose, and a sense of worthiness that she would never let be challenged again.Wholly Unraveled is Keele Burgin’s gripping and inspiring journey of self-discovery and of finally finding her voice against nearly insurmountable odds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keele Burgin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011352/bk_brll_011352_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
People die, but legends live on. New York antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury recently lost her best friend to murder. The killer´s identity may be linked to her friend´s expensive missing bracelet, a 500-year-old artifact that carries an ancient curse, one that unleashes evil upon any who dare wear the jewelry created for the Persian royal family. Weeks later, Annalisse sees a matching necklace at a Manhattan gallery opening. She begs the owner to destroy the cursed piece, but her pleas fall on deaf ears, despite the unnatural death that occurs during the opening. With two victims linked to the jewelry, Annalisse is certain she must act. Desperate, Annalisse enlists the gallery owner´s son to help, even though she´s afraid he´ll break her heart. Wealthy and devastatingly handsome, with a string of bereft women in his wake, Greek playboy Alec Zavos dismisses Annalisse´s concerns, until his parents are ripped from the Zavos family yacht during their ocean voyage near Crete.Annalisse and Alec race across two oceans to save his mother, feared dead or kidnapped. When the killer changes tactics and goes after Alec behind Annalisse´s back, can her plan to rescue Alec´s mother save them all? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katina Kalin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133567/bk_acx0_133567_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
South African journalist and anti-rape activist Charlene Smith and South African journalist Phillip van Niekerk on this edition of Fresh Air. Statistics say every 26 seconds a woman is raped in South Africa, the country with the fastest growing HIV rate. Last year, Smith was raped, and feared the man who raped her could have given her HIV/AIDS, and she had a hard time obtaining the drugs that could lessen the potential of her getting HIV. Smith then wrote about her experience and helped spread awareness about rape and HIV in South Africa. She continues to speak about her experience and is pushing for legal and medical reforms in South Africa. Van Niekerk talks about HIV and AIDS in South Africa. Recently, the president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki has become very involved in the AIDS policy in his country. Mbeki is focusing on a medical theory that states that the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, does not cause AIDS. Many leading scientists have criticized Mbeki for wasting his time on what they see as a discredited theory about AIDS. The international AIDS conference is scheduled for this summer in South Africa. (Broadcast Date: May 11, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/000705/rt_whyy_000705_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.