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The Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo PDF Books

The Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo

Between the sixteenth and the nineteenth centuries, the west central African kingdom of Kongo practiced Christianity and actively participated in the Atlantic world as an independent, cosmopolitan realm. Drawing on an expansive and largely unpublished set of objects, images, and documents, Cecile Fromont examines the advent of Kongo Christian visual culture and traces its development across four centuries marked by war, the Atlantic slave trade, and, finally, the rise of nineteenth-century European colonialism. By offering an extensive analysis of the religious, political, and artistic innovations through which the Kongo embraced Christianity, Fromont approaches the country's conversion as a dynamic process that unfolded across centuries.

The African kingdom's elite independently and gradually intertwined old and new, local and foreign religious thought, political concepts, and visual forms to mold a novel and constantly evolving Kongo Christian worldview. Fromont sheds light on the cross-cultural exchanges between Africa, Europe, and Latin America that shaped the early modern world, and she outlines the religious, artistic, and social background of the countless men and women displaced by the slave trade from central Africa to all corners of the Atlantic world.

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Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2011 PDF Books

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2011

Ideal for nurses in busy practice settings, this innovative, easy-to-use drug resource with over 1,000 drug entries guides you through clinical priorities and reflects the typical thought process behind ordering prescriptions to help you provide more effective patient care. Detailed coverage of IV drug administration, nursing considerations, and fixed combinations make this handbook essential for everyday practice.

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I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude That Makes the Difference PDF Books

I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude That Makes the Difference

Best-selling author and ministry leader Thom S. Rainer drew an exceptional response when he posted a 500-word declaration about church membership to his daily blog. "I Am a Church Member" started a conversation about the attitudes and responsibilities of church members -- rather than the functional and theological issues -- that previous new member primers all but ignored.
Thoughtfully expanded to book form, I Am a Church Member begins to remedy the outbreak of inactive or barely committed church members, addressing without apology what is expected of those who join a body of believers. When a person's attitude is consistently biblical and healthy, matters of giving, serving, and so forth will fall into place more naturally.

Six intentional chapters with study questions guide this rising discussion:

1. I Will Be a Unifying Church Member
2. I Will Not Let the Church Be About My Preferences and Desires
3. I Will Pray for My Church Leaders
4. I Will Lead My Family to Be Healthy Church Members
5. I Will Be a Functioning Member
6. I Will Treasure Church Membership as a Gift

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Claymore Volume 19 PDF Books

Claymore Volume 19

By Norihiro Yagi Priscilla relentlessly pursues Clare's destruction, while Deneve and Helen remain just as determined to protect her. But when the combined form of Luciela and Rafaela attacks, Clare and her cohorts are pulled into the twisting mass. Mean

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Advanced Html5 Games PDF Books

Advanced Html5 Games

HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript, used together, are revolutionizing the web. These technologies enable developers to create fantastic games, animated user interfaces, and stunning visualizations without the need for third-party plugins like Flash. In AdvancED HTML5 Games, learn how to add cutting-edge features to your HTML5 games, such as multiplayer, persistent worlds, 3D, sprite control, pixel-level graphics access and animation, game saves, multi-threading, customizable control methods, and artificial intelligence--all directly in your browser, and all in HTML5! This book is a direct sequel to Foundation HTML5 Games, containing advanced topics such as WebSockets for multiplayer and persistent world gaming, and WebGL for creating 3D in HTML5. It also covers advanced methodologies for event handling, keyboard, mouse, and touch input for player control, HTML5 audio, sprites, pixel-level graphics access, and many more topics essential to creating modern games for the web and mobile devices. The authors round out the book by taking you step-by-step through a fully-realized arcade game utilizing all of the techniques you'll have learned throughout the book. This project illustrates how everything fits together, so you can easily apply your new knowledge to your own projects. What you'll learn * How to combine HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript * How to use WebSockets for multiplayer gaming * How to harness the power of web workers for multithreading * How to create advanced graphics using the Canvas object * How to use sprites to maximize HTML5 performance * How to deploy games to mobile devices and the web Who this book is for This book will be most beneficial to readers who have some knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 and a working knowledge of JavaScript. Ideally, readers will have already worked through Foundation HTML5 Games, but this book is also essential reading for intermediate to advanced web developers wanting to jump right into creating immersive games for the web.

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Electroplating Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition PDF Books

Electroplating Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition

As an instructor in various finishing courses, I have frequently made the statement over the years that "In the field of metal finishing there is very little black and white, just a great deal of grey. It is the purpose of the instructor to familiarize the student with the beacons that will guide him through this fog. " To a very considerable extent, a handbook such as this serves a similar purpose. It is also subject to similar limitations. Providing all the required information would result in a multi-volume encyclopedia rather than a usable handbook. In the pages that follow, you will therefore find frequent references to other sources where more detailed explanations or information can be found. The present goal is proper guidance and the provision ofthe most frequently required facts, not everything that is available. In the 13 years since the last edition, changes in the finishing industry have been profound but in one sense have resulted in simplifying matters rather than complicating them. Because technology has advanced to a level of complexity rendering "home brew" impracti- cal in many cases, dependence on proprietary compounds has become common. Therefore, detailed solution compositions are often no longer significant or even practical. It is thus more important to provide instruction about the factors that affect the choice of the most suitable type of proprietary material.

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Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden PDF Books

Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden

Eye of newt, toe of frog . . . and murder most foul!

Left with bald patches thanks to the wicked doings of a murderer from a previous investigation, Agatha flees to coastal Wyckhadden to re-grow her lost locks. With hair tonic supplied by a local witch, Agatha's tresses begin to flow - but the witch is found bludgeoned to death.

The odd elderly residents of Agatha's elegantly faded hotel seem innocuous, but as she delves deeper she discovers secrets best left and powerful motives for revenge. Balancing the amorous attentions of police inspector Jimmy Jessop with an ever more treacherous search for the killer, Agatha is at her wits' end - and ready to cast a spell of her own . . .

Praise for the Agatha Raisin series:

'Sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non-PC, M.C. Beaton has created a national treasure' Anne Robinson

'M.C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' Publishers Weekly

'The Miss Marple-like Raisin is a refreshing, sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likeable heroine.' Booklist

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