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Akenson, Donald H.

Overview
Works: 91 works in 378 publications in 1 language and 14,903 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Biography  Fiction  Church history 
Roles: Editor, Composer
Classifications: DA925, 941.5
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Most widely held works by Donald H Akenson
Surpassing wonder : the invention of the Bible and the Talmuds by Donald H Akenson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saint Saul : a skeleton key to the historical Jesus by Donald H Akenson ( Book )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this follow-up to his acclaimed Surpassing Wonder, Akenson recreates the world of Christ, a time rich with ideas, prophets, factions, priests, savants, and god-drunk fanatics. Saint Saul sheds light on Yeshua's birth and his relationship to his family, clarifies Yeshua's views on issues such as divorce and resurrection, and examines his sense of himself as Messiah. Throughout Saint Saul Akenson insistently stresses the Jewishness of Yeshua. He dismisses the traditional way of searching for facts about him by looking for parallels among the four gospels, arguing that the gospels were handed down as a unit by a later generation. In contrast Saul, although he did not know Yeshua personally, knew his most important followers and wrote immediately after his death. Saul's teachings were approved, though sometimes reluctantly, by Yeshua's brothers and other early leaders. Akenson sifts and probes the evidence for and against the historical status of Saul and Yeshua, a mystery as fascinating as a good detective story and one where readers must come to their own conclusions about the circumstances and texts that gave rise to two great world-faiths, Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism
Ireland, Sweden and the great European migration, 1815-1914 by Donald H Akenson ( )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is the product of Donald Akenson's 40 years of research and writing on Irish social history and its relationship to the Irish diaspora. It is also the product of about 65 years of trying to figure out where Swedish-America actually came from, and why. These two matters, he shows, are intimately related
God's peoples : covenant and land in South Africa, Israel, and Ulster by Donald H Akenson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Akenson brings to light critical similarities among three politically troubled nations: South Africa, Israel, and Northern Ireland
Small differences : Irish Catholics and Irish Protestants, 1815-1922 : an international perspective by Donald H Akenson ( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argues that there are fundamental social and economic similarities between the two groups; but that taboos against intermarriage, segregated schools and the nature of Protestant and Catholic religious beliefs keep the Irish at loggerheads
The United States and Ireland by Donald H Akenson ( Book )
7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some family the Mormons and how humanity keeps track of itself by Donald H Akenson ( )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In our age of information, genealogical research has become one of the most popular activities in the world and the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the most important resources. This book explains and evaluates the history and functioning of this massive undertaking, in the process providing an insightful study of the Mormon scriptures and their implications for genealogical work. One of his central arguments is that there are four basic genealogical forms. The supporting evidence runs from the Solomon Islands to classical China to ancient Ireland. Highly significant on its own, it also provides the information needed to assess the Latter-day Saints' efforts to provide a single narrative of how humanity keeps track of itself. Appendices cover topics of vital interest to historians, genealogists, and ethnographers--the use and limits of genetic data in genealogy, the reality of false-paternity as a widespread phenomenon in genealogical lines, the vexing matters of incest and cousin-marriage. Taking a unique perspective on a neglected topic, Akenson draws far-reaching conclusions about the stories cultures tell themselves. Some Family will be of interest not only to religious scholars but also to anyone who has ever used the Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to explore their ancestry--From publisher description
Half the globe's our home ; America's century by Donald H Akenson ( )
in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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An Irish history of civilization by Donald H Akenson ( )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Irish in Ontario : a study in rural history by Donald H Akenson ( Book )
19 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detailed analysis of the process of their settlement and adaptation in an eastern Ontario township of the Irish
If the Irish ran the world Montserrat, 1630-1730 by Donald H Akenson ( )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What would have happened if the Irish had conquered and controlled a vast empire? Would they have been more humane rulers than the English? Using the Caribbean island of Montserrat as a case study of "Irish" imperialism, Donald Akenson addresses these questions and provides a detailed history of the island during its first century as a European colony." "Akenson reveals that the Irish proved to be as effective and as unfeeling colonists as the English and the Scottish, despite the long history of oppression in Ireland. He debunks the myth of the "nice" slave holder and the view that indentured labour prevailed in the West Indies in the seventeenth century. He also shows that the long-held habit of ignoring ethnic strife within the white ruling classes in the West Indies is misconceived."--BOOK JACKET
Conor : a biography of Conor Cruise O'Brien by Donald H Akenson ( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Church of Ireland : ecclesiastical reform and revolution, 1800-1885 by Donald H Akenson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Irish education experiment; the national system of education in the nineteenth century by Donald H Akenson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume focuses on the creation, structure and evolution of the Irish national system of education. It illustrates how the system was shaped by the religious, social and political realities of nineteenth century Ireland and discusses the effects that the system had upon the Irish nation: namely that it was the chief means by which the country was transformed from one in which illiteracy predominated to one in which most people, even the poorest, could read and write
A mirror to Kathleen's face : education in independent Ireland, 1922-1960 by Donald H Akenson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Education and enmity : the control of schooling in Northern Ireland, 1920-50 by Donald H Akenson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Irish history of civilization by Donald H Akenson ( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Irish diaspora : a primer by Donald H Akenson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between two revolutions : Islandmagee, County Antrim, 1798-1920 by Donald H Akenson ( Book )
5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At face value : the life and times of Eliza McCormack/John White by Donald H Akenson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rural Ireland in the days of the great famine, Canada and confederation, Controversial life of a cross dresser who was elected to Parliament in 1871, Feminist, Impersonaors, History - Canada
 
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Alternative Names
Akenson, D. H. 1941-
Akenson, Don.
Akenson, Don, 1941-
Akenson, Donald, 1941-
Akenson, Donald H
Akenson, Donald H., 1941-
Akenson, Donald H. (Donald Harman)
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Akenson, Donald Harmon.
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English (227)
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