God s Spies  Michelangelo  Shakespeare and Other Poets of Vision Book

God s Spies Michelangelo Shakespeare and Other Poets of Vision


  • Author : Paul Murray OP
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Date : 2019-02-21
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780567685827

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Written with both passion and precision, God's Spies is a work that will be welcomed by anyone interested in the vital interplay between poetry and religion. The authors represented, including poets such as Michelangelo, St Francis of Assisi, Charles Péguy, Dante and Shakespeare, all possess one great and surprising quality in common: audacity. All of them in their work offer fresh and unforeseen perspectives on life and literature. Some of these authors are religious in the strict meaning of the word, their work indicating a devout turning away from the distractions of the world to focus on God. Others, in contrast, are poets whose work is distinguished by a remarkable visionary focus on the many small and great dramas of life, attending with bright, imaginative genius to what Shakespeare calls 'the mystery of things'.

God s Spies  Michelangelo  Shakespeare and Other Poets of Vision Book

God s Spies Michelangelo Shakespeare and Other Poets of Vision


  • Author : Paul Murray OP
  • Publisher : T&T Clark
  • Date : 2019-02-21
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0567685802

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Written with both passion and precision, God's Spies is a work that will be welcomed by anyone interested in the vital interplay between poetry and religion. The poets represented, including poets such as Michelangelo, St Francis of Assisi, Charles Peguy, Dante and Shakespeare, all possess one great and surprising quality in common: audacity. All of them in their work offer fresh and unforeseen perspectives on life and literature. Some of these authors are religious in the strict meaning of the word, their work indicating a devout turning away from the distractions of the world to focus on God. Others, in contrast, are poets whose work is distinguished by a remarkable visionary focus on the many small and great dramas of life, attending with bright, imaginative genius to what Shakespeare calls "the mystery of things".

Conquistadores Book

Conquistadores


  • Author : Fernando Cervantes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2021-09-14
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 513
  • ISBN : 9781101981283

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A sweeping, authoritative history of 16th-century Spain and its legendary conquistadors, whose ambitious and morally contradictory campaigns propelled a small European kingdom to become one of the formidable empires in the world “The depth of research in this book is astonishing, but even more impressive is the analytical skill Cervantes applies. . . . [He] conveys complex arguments in delightfully simple language, and most importantly knows how to tell a good story.” —The Times (London) Over the few short decades that followed Christopher Columbus's first landing in the Caribbean in 1492, Spain conquered the two most powerful civilizations of the Americas: the Aztecs of Mexico and the Incas of Peru. Hernán Cortés, Francisco Pizarro, and the other explorers and soldiers that took part in these expeditions dedicated their lives to seeking political and religious glory, helping to build an empire unlike any the world had ever seen. But centuries later, these conquistadors have become the stuff of nightmares. In their own time, they were glorified as heroic adventurers, spreading Christian culture and helping to build an empire unlike any the world had ever seen. Today, they stand condemned for their cruelty and exploitation as men who decimated ancient civilizations and carried out horrific atrocities in their pursuit of gold and glory. In Conquistadores, acclaimed Mexican historian Fernando Cervantes—himself a descendent of one of the conquistadors—cuts through the layers of myth and fiction to help us better understand the context that gave rise to the conquistadors' actions. Drawing upon previously untapped primary sources that include diaries, letters, chronicles, and polemical treatises, Cervantes immerses us in the late-medieval, imperialist, religious world of 16th-century Spain, a world as unfamiliar to us as the Indigenous peoples of the New World were to the conquistadors themselves. His thought-provoking, illuminating account reframes the story

Moling in Meditation Book

Moling in Meditation


  • Author : Paul Murray
  • Publisher : St. Augustine's Press
  • Date : 2021-11-19
  • Category : Poetry
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 158731519X

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Fr. Paul Murray is a wildly popular poet and authority on mystical Christian spirituality. His forthcoming collection of poems is, as the title suggests, inspired by the seventh-century Irish version of Saint Francis of Assisi, Moling the monk. At home in Ireland, Moling still holds the admiration and imagination of the people, and its literature continues to be captivated by his influence and legend. Before Saint Francis, the "wren, a tiny fly, and a fox" were already singing to and playfully antagonizing the Irish Moling. Murray's poems are dedicated to Moling, thoughtfully as a fellow 'monk' and wanderer in the woods and seascapes, but also as an equally capable Irish lyricist. Murray remembers that even Seamus Heaney ascribed to the early Irish monks the ability to make "springwater music out of certain feelings in a way unmatched in any other European language." Moling is a critical element of this tradition, and Murray as a key component of its present pays tribute to him in the most appropriate fashion--verses written in the acute, observant fondness of small significant things. With Murray, the reader imbibes the fresh air of Moling's natural world and soul, a rush that is inseparably both vision and prayer: "Since, with the vain/ and with the vulgar,/ God has shared his bread/ and, through the poets/ and his saints, has said:/ 'To me,/ nothing human is alien.'"

Saint Catherine of Siena Book

Saint Catherine of Siena


  • Author : Paul Murray OP
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2020-04-29
  • Category :
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 1943243573

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George Orwell and Religion Book

George Orwell and Religion


  • Author : Michael G. Brennan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Date : 2016-11-03
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781472533081

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In his attitude toward religion, George Orwell has been characterised in various terms: as an agnostic, humanist, secular saint or even Christian atheist. Drawing on the full range of his public and private writings - from major works such as Keep the Aspidistra Flying, 1984 and Down and Out in Paris and London to his shorter journalism and private letters and journals - George Orwell and Religion is a major reassessment of Orwell's life-long engagement with religion. Exploring Orwell's life and work, Michael Brennan illuminates for the first time how this profound engagement with religion informed the intensely humanitarian spirit of his writings.

Jesus in the Victorian Novel Book

Jesus in the Victorian Novel


  • Author : Jessica Ann Hughes
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Date : 2022-01-27
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9781350278165

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This book tells the story of how nineteenth-century writers turned to the realist novel in order to reimagine Jesus during a century where traditional religious faith appeared increasingly untenable. Re-workings of the canonical Gospels and other projects to demythologize the story of Jesus are frequently treated as projects aiming to secularize and even discredit traditional Christian faith. The novels of Charles Kingsley, George Eliot, Eliza Lynn Linton, and Mary Augusta Ward, however, demonstrate that the work of bringing the Christian tradition of prophet, priest, and king into conversation with a rapidly changing world can at times be a form of authentic faith-even a faith that remains rooted in the Bible and historic Christianity, while simultaneously creating a space that allows traditional understandings of Jesus' identity to evolve.

Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century Book

Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century


  • Author : Fiona Ritchie
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 2012-04-19
  • Category : Drama
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN : 9780521898607

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Examines Shakespeare's influence and popularity in all aspects of eighteenth-century literature, culture and society.

Galatians  Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture  Book

Galatians Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture


  • Author : Cardinal Albert Vanhoye
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Date : 2019-04-30
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781493416738

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In this addition to the successful Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS) series, two esteemed scholars interpret Galatians from within the living tradition of the Church. The CCSS relates Scripture to Christian life today, is faithfully Catholic, and is supplemented by features designed to help pastoral ministers, lay readers, and students understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively. Its attractive packaging and accessible writing style make it a series to own--and to read!

Aquinas at Prayer Book

Aquinas at Prayer


  • Author : Paul Murray
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Date : 2013-10-10
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781441107558

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Aquinas is known largely as an austere dogmatic thinker. But he was also a very great contemplative and a Master of the Spiritual Life.

Small Gods Book
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Small Gods


  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Date : 2008-12-26
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781407034843

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'You should do things because they're right. Not because gods say so. They might say something different another time.' Religion is a competitive business in the Discworld. Everyone has their own opinion and their own gods, of every shape and size - all fighting for faith, followers, and a place at the top. So when the great god Om accidentally manifests himself as a lowly tortoise, stripped of all divine power, it's clear he's become less important than he realised. In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast. Enter Brutha, the Chosen One - or at least the only One available. He wants peace, justice and love - but that's hard to achieve in a world where religion means power, and corruption reigns supreme . . . 'An intriguing satire on institutionalized religion corrupted by power . . .' Independent 'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration' The Times The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Small Gods is a standalone.

To the Lighthouse Book

To the Lighthouse


  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : Renard Press Ltd
  • Date : 2021-06-24
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781913724092

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Described by Virginia Woolf herself as ‘easily the best of my books’, and by her husband Leonard as a ‘masterpiece’, To the Lighthouse, first published in 1927, is one of the milestones of Modernism. Set on the Isle of Skye, over a decade spanning the First World War, the narrative centres on the Ramsay family, and is framed by Mrs Ramsay’s promise to take a trip to the lighthouse the next day – a promise which isn’t to be fulfilled for a decade. Flowing from character to character and from year to year, the novel paints a moving portrait of love, loss and perception. Bearing all the hallmarks of Woolf’s prose, with her delicate handling of the complexities of human relationships, To the Lighthouse has earned its reputation – frequently appearing in lists of the best novels of the twentieth century, it has lost not an iota of brilliance.

St Catherine of Siena Book

St Catherine of Siena


  • Author : Paul Murray OP
  • Publisher : T&T Clark
  • Date : 2020-07-09
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0567693171

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Paul Murray OP examines the depth and range of Catherine's vision of freedom, claiming that until now her understanding of freedom has received surprisingly little attention from readers and scholars. Murray demonstrates that a preoccupation with freedom is the 'fire' behind almost every page and paragraph she writes, and as a result freedom becomes her veritable obsession. He explores the liberating character of Catherine's teaching, with particular attention given to her understanding of fear as one of greatest enemies of freedom. Murray highlights the importance of self-knowledge in the journey from bondage of freedom, and employs the rubric of the Dominican motto, To Praise, to Bless, to Preach; as a benchmark to examine the remarkable freedom of Catherine's life and thought.

T S Eliot and Mysticism Book

T S Eliot and Mysticism


  • Author : Paul Murray
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 1991-01-01
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9781349134632

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'At last, we have a study that tackles these questions, and does so with a wealth of learning, a poet's sensibility and a thorough theological literacy...Murray has given us a superb study.' Rowan Williams, Doctrine and Life 'His point of view is always that of someone practised in meditation, and his book is in consequence one of the half-dozen really valuable guides to Eliot's poetry.' Stephen Medcalf, Times Literary Supplement The story of the composition of Four Quartets, in relation to mysticism, constitutes one of the most interesting pages in modern literary history. T.S. Eliot drew his inspiration not only from the literature of orthodox Christian mysticism and from a variety of Hindu and Buddhist sources, but also from the literature of the occult, and from several unexpected and so far unacknowledged sources such as the 'mystical' symbolism of Shakespeare's later plays and the visionary poetry of Rudyard Kipling. But the primary concern of this study is not with sources as such, nor with an area somewhere behind the work, but rather with that point in Four Quartets where Eliot's own mystical attitude and his poetry unite and intersect.

Mass Exodus Book

Mass Exodus


  • Author : Stephen Bullivant
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Date : 2019
  • Category : Ex-church members
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN : 9780198837947

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In 1962, Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council with the prophecy that 'a new day is dawning on the Church, bathing her in radiant splendour'. Desiring 'to impart an ever increasing vigour to the Christian life of the faithful', the Council Fathers devoted particular attention to the laity, and set in motion a series of sweeping reforms. The most significant of these centred on refashioning the Church's liturgy--'the source and summit of the Christian life'--in order to make 'it pastorally efficacious to the fullest degree'. Over fifty years on, however, the statistics speak for themselves. In America, only 15% of cradle Catholics say that they attend Mass on a weekly basis; meanwhile, 35% no longer even tick the 'Catholic box' on surveys. In Britain, the signs are direr still. Of those raised Catholic, just 13% still attend Mass weekly, and 37% say they have 'no religion'. But is this all the fault of Vatican II, and its runaway reforms? Or are wider social, cultural, and moral forces primarily to blame? Catholicism is not the only Christian group to have suffered serious declines since the 1960s. If anything Catholics exhibit higher church attendance, and better retention, than most Protestant churches do. If Vatican II is not the cause of Catholicism's crisis, might it instead be the secret to its comparative success? Mass Exodus is the first serious historical and sociological study of Catholic lapsation and disaffiliation. Drawing on a wide range of theological, historical, and sociological sources, Stephen Bullivant offers a comparative study of secularization across two famously contrasting religious cultures: Britain and the USA.