The Portal of the Mystery of Hope Book

The Portal of the Mystery of Hope

  • Author : Charles Peguy
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Date : 2005-05-01
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780826479358

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Translated by David L. Schindler, JrIn what is one of the greatest Catholic poetic works of our century, Péguy offers a comprehensive theology ordered around the often-neglected second virtue which is incarnated inhis celebrated image of the ‘little girl Hope'.

The Portal of the Mystery of Hope Book

The Portal of the Mystery of Hope

  • Author : Charles Péguy
  • Publisher : Burns & Oates
  • Date : 1996
  • Category : Christian poetry, French
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 0567085406

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The Portal Thieves Book

The Portal Thieves

  • Author : James E Wisher
  • Publisher : Sand Hill Publishing
  • Date : 2020-10-09
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9781945763762

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After the failure in Straken, Otto is forced to accept that as long as Garenland’s enemies can send reinforcements through the portals, the Northern Army has no hope of taking Marduke. But Otto has a plan. Seize control of the portals and turn the enemy’s strength against them. To accomplish this seemingly impossible goal, Garenland’s top spies are dispatched to place magical patches on the portals in every capital. Behind enemy lines and on their own, it will be a miracle if the spies can survive, much less complete their missions. Five men will determine Garenland’s future. Can they complete the mission or with they die trying?

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Hope Returns

  • Author : Carolyn Digh Griffin
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Date : 2008-07
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781606470695

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On the heels of her mother's death, Hope Logan reluctantly returned to her grandparents' home place in search of a journal that revealed explosive crimes and atrocities of the past that had haunted her grandma for nearly sixty-five years. Bitterness, unforgiveness, and anger consumed her as she set out to solve the mystery that surrounded her grandma's life. The dark evil secret that was contained in the journal only deepened her resentment of God. Because of her quest, she came in contact with many strong believers, especially a handsome young pastor and three senior citizens. In that small town in the foothills of the mountains of North Carolina, Hope's bitterness, unforgiveness, and anger slowly began to fade in the light of the strong faith of the young pastor and three senior citizens. She discovered the true meaning of faith and hope in Christ in the midst of adversity. Carolyn Digh Griffin, a native North Carolinian, resides in Waxhaw, North Carolina, with her husband, Hoyle. She is retired from Union County Public Schools where she was an Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent. She has two daughters and four grandchildren who also reside in the Old North State.

Aiming at Heaven  Getting the Earth Book

Aiming at Heaven Getting the Earth

  • Author : Marian E. Crowe
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Date : 2007
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN : 073911641X

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This study analyzes the fiction of four contemporary Catholic novelists: Alice Thomas Ellis, David Lodge, Sara Maitland, and Piers Paul Read.

Carnal Spirit Book

Carnal Spirit

  • Author : Matthew W. Maguire
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Date : 2019-06-14
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9780812250954

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It is rare for a thinker of Charles Péguy's considerable stature and influence to be so neglected in Anglophone scholarship. The neglect may be in part because so much about Péguy is contestable and paradoxical. He strongly opposed the modern historicist drive to reduce writers to their times, yet he was very much a product of philosophical currents swirling through French intellectual life at the turn of the twentieth century. He was a passionate Dreyfusard who converted to Catholicism but was a consistent anticlerical. He was a socialist and an anti-Marxist, and at once a poet, journalist, and philosopher. Péguy (1873-1914) rose from a modest childhood in provincial France to a position of remarkable prominence in European intellectual life. Before his death in battle in World War I, he founded his own journal in order to publish what he thought most honestly, and urgently, needed to be said about politics, history, philosophy, literature, art, and religion. His writing and life were animated by such questions as: Is it possible to affirm universal human rights and individual freedom and find meaning in a national identity? How should different philosophies and religions relate to one another? What does it mean to be modern? A voice like Péguy's, according to Matthew Maguire, reveals the power of the individual to work creatively with the diverse possibilities of a given historical moment. Carnal Spirit expertly delineates the historical origins of Péguy's thinking, its unique trajectory, and its unusual position in his own time, and shows the ways in which Péguy anticipated the divisions that continue to trouble us.

The Portal Keeper Book

The Portal Keeper

  • Author : S. T. Sanchez
  • Publisher : Keeper Archives
  • Date : 2019-10
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1951411013

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Young Ajax is tasked with guarding the mysterious kingdom's portal, a duty passed down through his family and abandoned by his older brother, bringing shame to his family. When the prince of Rastella visits the portal, disaster strikes! In an accident, the prince falls into the portal and Ajax knows that it's up to him to get him back.

Hope Against Hope Book
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Hope Against Hope

  • Author : Richard Bauckham
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Date : 1999-10-21
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 0802843913

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The hopes by which the modern West has lived are widely understood to have failed. At the outset of the third millennium, we see the ideology of historical progress for what it is -- a myth that can no longer provide humanity with grounds for true hope. In Hope against Hope Richard Bauckham and Trevor Hart present a way forward -- through a radical faith in a global future that is in God's hands. Using the present failure of secular hope as the context for a renewal of the Christian vision for the future, Bauckham and Hart seek to re-source Christian hope from its rich heritage of biblical promises and their interpretation in the Christian tradition. In a fresh and skillful way they explore the major images of eschatology -- the Antichrist, the millennium, the last judgment, the kingdom of God, and others -- proposing the category of imagination as the key to understanding their significance today. The authors insist throughout on the cosmic scope of Christian eschatology, writing of God's future not just for human individuals but for the whole creation, and they explore the relevance of such an eschatology for Christian living in the present. A thoroughly interdisciplinary work that integrates biblical study, systematic theology, and astute analysis of contemporary Western culture, Hope against Hope is unique in offering a heartening look at the future from the perspective of life today.

The Mystery of the Charity of Joan of Arc  Book

The Mystery of the Charity of Joan of Arc

  • Author : Charles 1873-1914 Péguy
  • Publisher : Hassell Street Press
  • Date : 2021-09-09
  • Category :
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 101339755X

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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 : 9780567685810

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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'.

Looking for Lazarus Book

Looking for Lazarus

  • Author : Regis Martin
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Date : 2022-01-10
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9781594174278

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Lazarus and his sisters Martha and Mary are the only figures in the New Testament described as friends of Jesus. He enters the Gospel of St. John as mysteriously as he exits. After receiving word of Lazarus' illness, Jesus delays his departure, taking time which we imagine could have been cut short to save his friend’s life. In this book, we delve into the various circumstances of time and place to ponder why. What did the Lord want to tell us about death? Was Lazarus truly dead? Why did Jesus announce his death, only to proclaim that he would awaken him? How does this event point to Jesus' own death and Resurrection? For those who believe in Jesus Christ, no death is final. Jesus shows us that, through him, the kingdom of death is broken in two. He prefigures the glory of his own resurrection, following his tragic death on a cross, taking place only days after the raising of Lazarus.

Know Your Rites Book

Know Your Rites

  • Author : Andy Redsmith
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Date : 2019-07-22
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9781788633086

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Inspector Nick Paris is back in this magical crime mystery perfect for fans of Douglas Adams and Ben Aaronovitch. Inspector Nick Paris, now also known as 'the one who stopped the demons', has become an unlikely celebrity in the magical world. He is desperate to return to tackling more ordinary crimes on his home turf of Manchester. However, the fates aren’t in his favour when he is called upon again by his more unusual police colleagues to solve a gruesome killing. The only suspect is a dwarf trying to make it in the rap business. But are there more mysterious matters afoot? Paris is thrust back into the world of magic and murder – but who will face the music?

Notes on Bergson and Descartes Book

Notes on Bergson and Descartes

  • Author : Charles Peguy
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Date : 2019-02-12
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781532650734

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Charles Péguy (1873–1914) was a French religious poet, philosophical essayist, publisher, social activist, Dreyfusard, and Catholic convert. There has recently been a renewed recognition of Péguy in France as a thinker of unique significance, a reconsideration inspired in large part by Gilles Deleuze’s Différence et répétition, which ranked him with Nietzsche and Kierkegaard. In the English-speaking world, however, access to Péguy has been hindered by a scarcity of translations of his work. This first complete translation of one of his most important prose works, with accompanying interpretive introduction and notes, will introduce English-speaking readers to a new voice, which speaks in a powerful and original way to a modern West in a condition of cultural and spiritual crisis. The immediate circumstance of the writing of this last prose essay, unfinished at the time of Péguy’s early death, was the placing of Henri Bergson’s philosophical works on the Catholic Index, and Péguy’s undertaking to defend his former teacher from his critics, both Catholic and secular. But the subject of Bergson is also a springboard for the exploration of the perennial themes—philosophical, theological, and literary—most central to Péguy’s thought.

A Generous Symphony Book

A Generous Symphony

  • Author : Christopher D. Denny
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Date : 2016-11-01
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9781506418933

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Hans Urs von Balthasar, one of the preeminent theologians of Roman Catholic theology in the modern era, constructed a theological world suffused by the literary, a vision carried across over 16 volumes of his magnum opus. A Generous Symphony offers a balanced appraisal of Balthasar’s literary achievement and explicates Balthasar’s literary criticism as a distinctive theology of revelation, which offers possibilities for understanding how divine presence may be manifested outside the canonical boundaries of Christian tradition. The structure of A Generous Symphony is a chronological presentation of the Balthasarian canon of imaginative literature, which allows readers to see how social and historical interests guide Balthasar’s readings in the pre-Christian, medieval, and modern eras. While other books have examined the systematic theology of Balthasar, this book will examine the important question of how students of literature, like Balthasar, can be transformed into theologians by attending to the implicit presence of Christ in what Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem “As kingfishers catch fire . . .” called “the ten thousand places.” Balthasar’s deep investment in the uniqueness of Christian revelation is underlined, while, at the same time, his aesthetic sympathies cause him to invest literature with ‘quasi-sacramental’ status.

From the Depths of Our Hearts Book

From the Depths of Our Hearts

  • Author : Pope Benedict XVI
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Date : 2020-03-12
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 9781621644149

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"The priesthood is going through a dark time", according to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Robert Cardinal Sarah. "Wounded by the revelation of so many scandals, disconcerted by the constant questioning of their consecrated celibacy, many priests are tempted by the thought of giving up and abandoning everything." In this book, the pope emeritus and the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments give their brother priests, and the whole Church, a message of hope. They honestly address the spiritual challenges faced by priests today, while pointing to deeper conversion to Jesus Christ as the key to faithful and fruitful priestly ministry and genuine reform. Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah "fraternally offer these reflections to the people of God and, of course, in a spirit of filial obedience, to Pope Francis", who has said, "I think that celibacy is a gift for the Church. . . . I don't agree with allowing optional celibacy, no." Responding to calls for refashioning the priesthood, including proposals from participants in the Amazonian Synod, two wise, spiritually astute pastors explain the importance of priestly celibacy for the good of the whole Church. Drawing on Vatican II, they present celibacy as not just "a mere precept of ecclesiastical law", but as a sharing in Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross and his identity as Bridegroom of the Church.