Christian Education

7 Ways of Teaching the Bible to Children

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There are seven distinct ways of teaching and learning: verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, body/kinesthetic, musical/rhythmic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. In 7 Ways of Teaching the Bible to Children, Barbara Bruce uses these seven learning styles to show you how to meet the various learning needs of each child in your classroom.

The 25 Old and New Testament lessons which are included feature warm-up exercises, scripture readings, activities, and options for tailoring the lesson to all your students' individual learning needs. Practical advice for discovering each child's learning preferences, reproducible patterns and handouts, and a teacher training session are also included. The Bible story lessons can be used independently or with existing class curriculum.

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1996-10-01
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Activities of Teaching

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McGraw-Hill Series in Education. Foundations in Education Series.
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9780070243361
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1970-12-31
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Adventures with the Bible

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Book by Furnish, Dorothy Jean
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9780687011704
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1994-12-31
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American University in a Postsecular Age

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For much of the twentieth century, it was assumed that higher education was and ought to be a secular enterprise, but that approach no longer suffices. The culture has shifted, and contemporary college and university students are increasingly bringing religious and spiritual questions to campus. In response, college and university leaders are exploring anew the relationship between religion and higher education.
The American University in a Postsecular Age grapples with key questions:
--How religious or irreligious are faculty and students today? What level of religious literacy should be expected from students?
--Can religion be allowed into the classroom without being disruptive?
--Should colleges and universities help students reflect on their own faith?
--Is religion antithetical to critical inquiry?
--Can religion have a positive role to play in higher education?
This is a state-of-the-art introduction to the national discussion about religion and higher education. Leading scholars and top educators express a wide spectrum of opinions that reflect the best current thinking. Introductory and concluding essays by the editors describe the postsecular character of our age and propose a comprehensive framework intended to facilitate ongoing conversation.
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9780195323443
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2008-02-01

Beauty in the Word: Rethinking the Foundations of Education

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What is a good education? What is it for? To answer these questions, Stratford Caldecott shines a fresh light on the three arts of language, in a marvelous recasting of the Trivium whereby Grammar, Dialectic, and Rhetoric are explored as Remembering, Thinking, and Communicating. These are the foundational steps every student must take towards conversion of heart and mind, so that a Catholic Faith can be lived out in unabashed pursuit of the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. Beauty in the Word is a unique contribution to bringing these bountiful aspects of the Real back to the center of learning, where they rightfully belong. If your concern is for the true meaning of education for your children, here is the place to begin.

"Those responsible for new initiatives in Catholic schooling have a chance to recreate the inner spirit of education and not just its outer frame. They will not easily find a programme more inspirational than the one presented here." - Aidan Nichols

"Stratford Caldecott offers a rare combination of intelligence and profound vision, yet combines this with accessibility and luminous transparency." - Catherine Pickstock

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9781621380047
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2012-05-07
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Bell Hooks' Engaged Pedagogy: A Transgressive Education for Critical Consciousne

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This work lucidates bell hooks' social and educational theory, with emphasis on her 1994 book, "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom." Florence deals with the issues of marginality and cultural alienation that are so prevalent among certain groups within the American society and presents strategies to help develop critical consciousness and affirmation of formerly subordinated cultural traits and characteristics. Her study resonates with current themes raised by critical, feminist and multicultural scholars showing how marginalized groups may be guilty of reinforcing their own status through complicity with the dominant culture's world view, and how education can empower them to demand a more egalitarian society and one that recognizes cultural plurality.

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9780897895651
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1998-08-01
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Beyond Leaf Raking: Essentials for Christian Youth

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Research shows that youths who serve others are more likely to have a positive outlook on life and are less likely to be involved in at-risk behaviors. Beyond Leaf Raking shows you how to integrate service-learning into youth ministry and to measure its impact on youth.
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9780687213283
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1993-10-31
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Branded: Adolescents Converting from Consumer Faith

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This book addresses and examines three key elements: 1) the distortion of adolescent vocation in a consumer-focused culture; 2) the dream that adolescents would discover the freedom to live into a vocational path not dominated by consumer culture; and 3) an educational process of enlivening agency and imagination that would allow for such freedom of vocational development.
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9780829817386
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2006-09-01
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Building Together: Developing Your Blueprint for Congregational Youth Ministry

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Book by Duerksen, Carol
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9780836191899
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2001-07-01
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CALM IN THE STORM - STUDENT BOOK

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Synago is the Greek word for "come together." The goal of this resource is to strengthen members' spiritual relationship with God and Jesus Christ. Secondly, it will build Christian community within a circle of friends, in which group members practice and experience what it means to be in ministry to and with one another. This first of four volumes, Light in the Dark, provide 16 sessions for student-led senior high small groups. It also includes the necessary information for setting up and maintaining this approach to reaching and teaching senior high youth. The cell-group design calls for two student leaders, two adult "encouragers," and up to six additional youth members, usually friends--both churched and unchurched. When the group reaches ten, it splits. The two new groups then grow again to ten. The model has proven effective in numerous areas and is especially appealing to senior-highs because it gives them leadership, encourages them to invite others, creates a safe place of spiritual intimacy, and deals with integrating Bible, life, and faith. Sessions covered in this study include: Caring for the earth, forgiveness, relationships, dating, temptation, and doubt. Don't forget to order the leaders guide (ISBN 0687049237)

Small-Group Sessions include:
Setting Priorities
Back to Nature
Forgiveness
When Boy Meets Girl
How Do You Score in Love?
Getting Physical
Prayer Power
Time Out!
Sweet Temptations: Materialism
Sweet Temptations: Revenge
Sweet Temptations: Deceit
Who Do You Say I Am?
The Parent Trap
I Doubt It!
Calm in the Storm
Closing Time

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9780687049530
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2002-07-01
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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: A FAITH BASED STUDY STUDENT BOOK

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This short-term study comes at a time when there is considerable national debate and commentary on the administration of the death penalty. This study combines Bible study with compelling stories from persons who have been directly affected by capital crimes to help adults form and/or reform their thinking on capital punishment. It looks at various denominational views and nations' policies related to the issue, as well as providing several suggested plans for actions.

Chapters include:
-- What is the death penalty?
-- What does the Bible say?

What do we learn from the history of Christianity?

What guidance do our theological and ethical traditions provide?

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9780687053063
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2002-09-01
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Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities

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A provocative and inspiring case for a more humanistic economics

Economists often act as if their methods explain all human behavior. But in Cents and Sensibility, an eminent literary critic and a leading economist make the case that the humanities, especially the study of literature, offer economists ways to make their models more realistic, their predictions more accurate, and their policies more effective and just.

Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro trace the connection between Adam Smith's great classic, The Wealth of Nations, and his less celebrated book on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and contend that a few decades later Jane Austen invented her groundbreaking method of novelistic narration in order to give life to the empathy that Smith believed essential to humanity.

Morson and Schapiro argue that Smith's heirs include Austen, Anton Chekhov, and Leo Tolstoy as well as John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman. Economists need a richer appreciation of behavior, ethics, culture, and narrative--all of which the great writers teach better than anyone.

Cents and Sensibility demonstrates the benefits of a freewheeling dialogue between economics and the humanities by addressing a wide range of problems drawn from the economics of higher education, the economics of the family, and the development of poor nations. It offers new insights about everything from the manipulation of college rankings to why some countries grow faster than others. At the same time, the book shows how looking at real-world problems can revitalize the study of literature itself.

Original, provocative, and inspiring, Cents and Sensibility brings economics back to its place in the human conversation.

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9780691176680
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2017-05-30

CHILD & CURRICULUM SCHOOL/SOCI

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This edition brings Dewey's educational theory into sharp focus, framing his two classic works by frank assessments, past and present, of the practical applications of Dewey's ideas. In addition to a substantial introduction in which Philip W. Jackson explains why more of Dewey's ideas haven't been put into practice, this edition restores a "lost" chapter, dropped from the book by Dewey in 1915.
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9780226143927
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1956-01-31
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CHILDREN IN THE WORSHIPING COM

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"Children in the Worshiping Community" is a resourceful book inviting congregations to include children in the total life of the church. It offers a warm and sometimes humorous look at the pitfalls and potentials of children and worship. This valuable resource and teaching tool provides insights on child development theories as well as practical strategies for involving children in worship.

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9780804216883
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1980-12-31
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CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

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The Abingdon-Church of the Resurrection Ministry Guides are the first choice for recruiting, motivating, and developing lay leadership for specialized ministries from A to Z from adult ministries to ushering. Each inexpensive, 64-page Guide brings together Church of the Resurrection s can-do attitude with Abingdon Press s ministry of empowering church leaders. The result is a series that is user-friendly, encouraging, and most important, practical. The passion to help churches experience how many things they can do to encourage participation drives these Ministry Guides. Each Guide is concise, conversational, and current, full of ideas you ll be able to implement immediately, with little or no budget. Recognizing that volunteers are busy people who work hard, the Guides will be the first place to turn when you re new to a topic, to help you feel empowered, prepare quickly, and get up and running with confidence and creativity. You ll find eye-catching icons and features that help you move directly to practical, fun, and effective solutions.

Judy Comstock is the Director of Children s Ministries at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection."

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9780687334131
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2006-10-01
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Children, Youth, and Spirituality in a Troubling World

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Essayists address the harsh, challenging, and delicate realities of children and youth - who live as spiritual beings within a beautiful yet destructive world. Providing a practical theological analysis of the spiritual yearnings, expressions, and challenges of children and youth in a world of rapid change, dislocation, violence, and competing loyalties, Children, Youth, and Spirituality in a Troubling World provides readers with a purposeful conversation on this important topic.
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9780827205130
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2008-11-01
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Christian College

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When it first appeared in 1984 The Christian College was the first modern comprehensive history of Protestant higher education in America. Now this second edition updates the history, featuring a new chapter on the developments of the past two decades, a major introduction by Mark Noll, a new preface and epilogue, and a series of instructive appendixes.
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9780802819963
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1984-09-01

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AS EVANGELISM

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A primary textbook for college and seminary classrooms, this text provides skills and tools for evangelical outreach. Each chapter includes stories, questions for reflection, and practical parish strategies.
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9780800662134
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2007-07-01
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CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF CHILDR

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This book takes a critical look at the current state of religious education and offers a creative vision for the future based on the principles of R.C.I.A.
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9780809132584
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1991-03-31
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Christian Religious Education: Sharing Our Story and Vision

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Blends the best contemporary biblical scholarship, theology, and theories of education to give a coherent account of the nature, purpose, context, method, stages, and role of teachers in Christian education.
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9780787947859
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1999-01-31
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CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL FORMATION

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In this thought-provoking new volume, Susanne Johnson counters what she sees as "wrong-thinking" in much contemporary Christian education by offering forceful ideas about spiritual formation and faith development.

First, she shows the "flabbiness" of much recent talk of spiritual formation in the church. She demonstrates the importance of learning about and achieving Christian formation instead. Second, she shows how the present theories of stages in faith development must be replaced by a perceptive understanding of the way persons actually learn and believe. Third, she replaces the popular focus on individual psychology with one that emphasizes the corporate nature of the church and the grace of God.

This volume brings innovative ideas into the practical arena, where they can be applied by Christian educators in local churches. Christian Spiritual Formation in the Church and Classroom challenges the way the entire discipline is currently approached.

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9780687075904
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1989-10-31
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Church Related Preschool

$15.00
Book by Reed, Margaret Chastain
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9780687083343
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1984-12-31
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College and University Chaplaincy in the 21st Century: A Multifaith Look at the Practice of Ministry on Campuses

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The first comprehensive resource for chaplains and campus ministers of all faith traditions--a vital resource for ministry in multifaith and secular contexts.

Caregiver, educator, trustee of institutional traditions, public religious voice and, occasionally, prophet: in an increasingly multifaith, multicultural, global world, the role of the college or university chaplain has changed. This book examines experiences and perspectives that arise at the intersection of religious practice, distinct campus culture, student counseling and the secular context of the modern academic institution.

Contributors who are actively engaged in the work of college chaplaincy--from educational institutions as diverse as Stanford University, Williams College, Jesuit-affiliated Creighton University and Louisiana's historically black Dillard University, and from many faith traditions--explore the practice, theology and joys of campus ministry and the chaplain's calling to support, challenge, stir the imagination of and address this generation's urgent longing for connection and meaning.

CONTRIBUTORS:
Rabbi Rena S. Blumenthal, Vassar College - Rev. Gail E. Bowman, Dillard University - Rev. Janet M. Cooper Nelson, Brown University - Rev. Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith, Macalester College - Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, Emory University - Rev. K. P. Hong, Macalester College - Rev. Dr. Charles Lattimore Howard, University of Pennsylvania - Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Stanford University - Sharon M. K. Kugler, Yale University - Rev. Dr. Linda J. Morgan-Clement, The College of Wooster - Rev. Dr. J. Diane Mowrey, Queens University of Charlotte - Fr. Roc OA'Connor, SJ, Creighton University - Rev. Ian B. Oliver, Yale University - Fr. Daniel Reim, SJ, University of Michigan--Ann Arbor - Rev. Dr. Paul H. W. Rohde, Augustana College - Rev. Deanna L. Shorb, Grinnell College - Rev. Dr. Richard E. Spalding, Williams College - Rev. Dr. Samuel H. Speers, Vassar College - Sohaib N. Sultan, Princeton University

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9781594735165
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2013-10-01

College Ethics: A Reader on Moral Issues That Affect You

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College Ethics: A Reader on Moral Issues That Affect You is a collection of brief, engaging, and accessible readings on issues that directly affect--and matter to--today's college students. Ideal for courses in college ethics or introductory ethics, College Ethics can be used as either a main text or a supplementary reader.
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Focuses on material that's directly relevant to students' lives, with articles on topics like casual sex, gender identity, hate speech on campus, heavy drinking, and college sports
Covers issues that are important on today's campuses, including accommodating gender identity, responsibility for implicit bias, the nature of prejudice, trigger warnings, and protest
Includes readings on academic ethics, enabling professors to have important conversations about cheating, plagiarism, and the aims of education
Includes a brief primer on ethics, comprehension and discussion questions, and detailed case studies for every reading
An Ancillary Resource Center contains an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint lecture slides
A Companion Website provides resources for students
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9780190498658
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2016-11-10
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College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration

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Over the years, American colleges and universities have made various efforts to provide prisoners with access to education. However, few of these outreach programs presume that incarcerated men and women can rise to the challenge of a truly rigorous college curriculum. The Bard Prison Initiative is different.
College in Prison chronicles how, since 2001, Bard College has provided hundreds of incarcerated men and women across the country access to a high-quality liberal arts education. Earning degrees in subjects ranging from Mandarin to advanced mathematics, graduates have, upon release, gone on to rewarding careers and elite graduate and professional programs. Yet this is more than just a story of exceptional individuals triumphing against the odds. It is a study in how the liberal arts can alter the landscape of some of our most important public institutions giving people from all walks of life a chance to enrich their minds and expand their opportunities.
Drawing on fifteen years of experience as a director of and teacher within the Bard Prison Initiative, Daniel Karpowitz tells the story of BPI's development from a small pilot project to a nationwide network. At the same time, he recounts dramatic scenes from in and around college-in-prison classrooms pinpointing the contested meanings that emerge in moments of highly-charged reading, writing, and public speaking. Through examining the transformative encounter between two characteristically American institutions--the undergraduate college and the modern penitentiary--College in Prison makes a powerful case for why liberal arts education is still vital to the future of democracy in the United States.
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9780813584126
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2017-02-01
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