Only the Lover Sings

Art and Contemplation
Author: Josef Pieper
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9780898703023
Category: Fiction
Page: 76
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The popular and highly regarded Josef Pieper speaks of the necessity for human persons to be able to contemplate and appreciate beauty to develop their full humanity. Pieper expresses succinctly that the foundation of the human person in society is leisure, free time in which one can contemplate, be receptive to being and its beauty.

Only the Lover Sings


Author: Daniel Fitzpatrick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781952464003
Category:
Page: 226
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All is changed when a hurricane floods the city of New Orleans, displacing fourteen-year-old Roman Moran and his family not only from their home but also from the daily round rehearsed for them by generations of life in the Crescent City. Slowly a new world reveals itself to Roman, one in which the play of light upon a fish, the sound of a guitar string struck, the fractures in his spiritual patrimony, and even the loss of his best friend's faith call him to rejoice in the grace of Creation.

Vernunft und Glaube

Perspektiven gegenwärtiger Philosophie
Author: Hanns-Gregor Nissing
Publisher: Inst. z.F.d. Glaubenslehre
ISBN: 3936909105
Category: Faith and reason
Page: 200
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Guide to Thomas Aquinas


Author: Josef Pieper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780898703191
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 181
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One of the great philosophers of the 20th Century, Josef Pieper, gives a penetrating introduction and guide to the life and works of perhaps the greatest philosopher ever, St. Thomas Aquinas. Pieper provides a biography of Aquinas, an overview of the 13th century he lived in, and a wonderful synthesis of his vast writings. Pieper shows how Aquinas reconciled the pragmatic thought of Aristotle with the Church, proving that realistic knowledge need not preclude belief in the spiritual realities of religion. According to Pieper, the marriage of faith and reason proposed by Aquinas in his great synthesis of a "theologically founded worldliness" was not merely one solution among many, but the great principle expressing the essence of the Christian West. Pieper reveals his extraordinary command of original sources and excellent secondary materials as he illuminates the thought of the great intellectual Doctor of the Church.

Über das Phänomen des Festes


Author: Josef Pieper
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663043266
Category: Philosophy
Page: 75
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The Radical Pursuit of Rest

Escaping the Productivity Trap
Author: John Koessler
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830844449
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Top Shelf Book Cover Award We live in a culture that values activity, achievement and accomplishment. Whether in our careers, churches, schools or families, busyness is the norm in our lives, and anything less makes us feel unproductive and anxious. We have to work all the harder, then, to pursue true rest in a 24-7 world that is constantly in motion. John Koessler understands that rest is not automatic or easy to attain. He names the modern-day barriers to becoming people of rest and presents a unique perspective on how pursuing rest leads us to the heart of God. With honest, biblical reflections on trends in our culture and churches, he exposes our misconceptions regarding the concept of rest, as well as offering correction and practices to align our ideas with God's ideal. The book includes reflection and discussion questions designed for both individual and group use. You will discover the true meaning behind Jesus' idea of the yoke of rest and restoration for your mind, body and soul.

The Cardinal and the Deadly

Reimagining the Seven Virtues and Seven Vices
Author: Karl Clifton-Soderstrom
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878014
Category: Religion
Page: 152
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What makes for a good life? The seven deadly vices and seven holy virtues, ingrained in our cultural imagination, help us answer this perennial question. For two millennia, these fourteen character traits have stirred our imagination of human nature and desire. Sometimes, however, lists like the seven deadly sins remain mere caricatures that shame and exclude. The world, however, is not divided up into priests and convicts, saints and sinners, virtuous and vicious people. Much of the time, we live between the boundaries of vice and virtue. The Cardinal and the Deadly challenges simplistic bifurcations in order to reimagine a more faithful, hopeful, and loving life. It adopts a unique approach to examining the virtues and vices by pairing them in unexpected ways to reveal something significant about being human. Hope redirects greed; wisdom corrects pride; faith enlivens sloth. Bringing ancient and contemporary authors into dialogue, the book offers a concrete and accessible introduction to virtue ethics for students, pastors, and churches. Its ultimate goal is to engage the reader's intellect and imagination, so that we may respond creatively to the ethical challenges of living together.

The End of Work

Theological Critiques of Capitalism
Author: John Hughes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047076614X
Category: Religion
Page: 264
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Surveys twentieth century theologies of work, contrasting differing approaches to consider the “problem of labor” from a theological perspective. Aimed at theologians concerned with how Christianity might engage in social criticism, as well those who are interested in the connection between Marxist and Christian traditions Explores debates about labor under capitalism and considers the relationship between divine and human work Through a thorough reading of Weber’s Protestant Work Ethic, argues that the triumph of the "spirit of utility" is crucial to understanding modern notions of work Draws on the work of various twentieth century Catholic thinkers, including Josef Pieper, Jacques Maritain, Eric Gill, and David Jones Published in the new and prestigious Illuminations series.

Story of a Soul The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux Study Edition


Author: Marc Foley, OCD,St. Therese of Lisieux
Publisher: ICS Publications
ISBN: 0935216995
Category: Religion
Page: 496
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This study edition is designed to assist contemporary readers to apply the spiritual insights of Story of a Soul to their lives. It provides introductions, reflections and discussion questions for each chapter of the text. The index is fully linked. Shortly before she died, Thérèse Martin predicted that her “Little Way” to holiness would be an inspiration for countless people. Time has proved Thérèse’s prediction to be true. Since its publication, Story of a Soul has been translated into over fifty languages. It is acknowledged to be one of the great spiritual testimonies of all times and has inspired millions of readers from all walks of life. Father John Clarke’s acclaimed translation, first published in 1975 and now accepted as the standard throughout the English-speaking world, is a faithful and unaffected rendering of Thérèse’s own words from the original manuscripts.

"Divine Madness"

Plato's Case Against Secular Humanism
Author: Josef Pieper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780898705577
Category: Philosophy
Page: 59
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The interpretation offered here focuses on Plato's thesis, which at first sight appears strange and unrealistic, that those experiences that advance human life to its true fullness are bestowed on us only during a "god-given" state of "being-beside-oneself". This thesis is then resolutely confronted with our contemporary and above all psychoanalytical knowledge of man's nature, as well as with the Christian conception of man's existence, thus revealing its amazing, unexpected relevance.

A Lover Sings: Selected Lyrics


Author: Billy Bragg
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057132861X
Category: Music
Page: 240
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Billy Bragg is one of Britain's most distinctive and accomplished songwriters, whose work has articulated the passions, both personal and political, of Britain during the past five decades. A Lover Sings contains over seventy of his best-known lyrics, selected and annotated by the author. 'Sexuality', 'A New England', 'Levi Stubbs' Tears' - these are unadorned, poetic songs that skilfully interweave everyday observation with much broader concerns: of fairness and outrage, of generosity and love. A Lover Sings reveals a unique sensibility: principled and proudly of the Left, funny, forthright and tender. It is a remarkable collection.

Beyond Belief

Theoaesthetics or Just Old-Time Religion?
Author: Ronald R. Bernier
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630876461
Category: Religion
Page: 150
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Beyond Belief: Theoaesthetics or Just Old-Time Religion? explores the possible reemergence of a theological dimension to contemporary art. Long estranged from symbol and sacrament, contemporary artists--and those who think and write about them--seem to have turned once again to a vision rooted in the sacred. In an era marked culturally by world-weary cynicism and self-conscious irony, a new humanism may be emerging, one which aims to move beyond fragmentation and opposition to integration and unification. The aim of this book is not to propose a resurgence of religious iconography, but rather to give voice to long-suppressed--often maligned, and certainly professionally risky--positions informed by and reverberating with themes of the sacred. The essays included here, by a range of scholars working on these issues today, originated as a lively and spirited session of the 2008 College Art Association annual conference.

33 Days to Morning Glory

A Do-It-Yourself Retreat In Preparation for Marian Consecration
Author: Michael E. Gaitley, MIC
Publisher: Marian Press - Association of Marian Helpers
ISBN: 1596142790
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Now an ebook! With over 200,000 books in print, 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC is now available as an ebook through Marian Press. Embark on an extraordinary journey to Marian consecration on your e-reader. From Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of the popular book "Consoling the Heart of Jesus," comes an extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Blessed Pope John Paul II. Father Michael masterfully summarizes their teaching, making it easy to grasp, and simple enough to put into practice. More specifically, he weaves their thought into a user-friendly, do-it-yourself retreat that will bless even the busiest of people. So, if you've been thinking about entrusting yourself to Mary for the first time or if you're simply looking to deepen and renew your devotion to her, "33 Days to Morning Glory" is the right book to read and the perfect retreat to make.

The Starved Lover Sings


Author: Colin O'Sullivan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780993433153
Category:
Page: N.A
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How much can one land take? How much can one man take? What if the rains kept coming? What if the huge waves kept crashing in? What if the plates kept shifting and volcanoes kept up their choking spew? What if neighbouring nations became more antagonistic and the rest of the world began to forget you? It's the not-too-distant-future and a certain Asian country is in physical and moral tatters. What was once a polite society has become fouled and corrupted. Part-time referee and full-time PE teacher, Tombo, stands in the middle of all this, trying to find fairness and balance in his own life, as things continue to crumble around him. Added to his personal miseries - missing-presumed-dead daughter, eerily silent wife, unrequited lusts - comes the unwanted, unwarranted attention of two, mean-spirited, wrathful adolescent girls, who have decided that he is to be their "chosen one." Can this harangued Everyman battle against the forces that envelop him, or will he too fall to the whims of the new dystopia? In this pulsing, provocative, visionary work, O'Sullivan couples his usual lyrical fervour with a philosophical acuity to present before us a trembling world that may not be too far away... As well as being an absurd existential novel it is also a political satire, and a cautionary tale about what may lay ahead, therefore a novel very much for our times. "Colin O'Sullivan's writing is an antic, mordant and perverse plunge into strange and unnerving worlds." Colin Barrett

Die geheimen Zeichen der Natur lesen

Wie man sich in der Wildnis orientiert, Wasser findet, Spuren liest — und andere längst vergessene Fähigkeiten
Author: Tristan Gooley
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3959712464
Category: House & Home
Page: 450
View: 1893
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Wir nutzen beinahe täglich unsere Wetter-Apps oder das Navigationssystem im Auto. Auch beim Wandern verlassen sich viele Menschen mittlerweile weniger auf ihren Orientierungssinn als das GPS, um auf dem richtigen Weg zu bleiben. Dabei hält die Natur alles bereit, um uns auf die richtige Fährte zu bringen. Dieses Buch offenbart längt vergessenes Wissen unserer Vorfahren und hilft dem Leser dabei, allein durch das Deuten natürlicher Zeichen das Wetter vorherzusagen, Spuren zu lesen oder sich im Freien zu orientieren. So öffnen sich die Blüten einiger Blumen zuerst an der südlichen Seite, Zirruswolken gefolgt von Zirrostratus kündigen eine Warmfront mit Regen an und nachts zeigt die Sichel des Mondes die Himmelsrichtung an. Zusätzlich gibt dieses Buch verblüffende Einblicke in die Auswirkungen natürlicher Vorgänge auf die Kultivierung unserer Landschaft und den Bau beziehungsweise die Planung unserer Städte.

Werke / Miszellen

Register und Gesamtbibliographie mit beiliegender CD-ROM der gesamten Ausgabe
Author: Josef Pieper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 533
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Dieser Band enthält Miszellen zu den Themen Kulturphilosophie und Religionsphilosophie sowie Rezensionen, Notizen, Biographisches, eine Gesamtbibliographie und ein Personen- und Sachregister zur gesamten Ausgabe. Die CD-ROM enthält sämtliche Texte der Ausgabe sowie querverlinkte Personen- und Sachregister und ermöglicht die rasche Suche nach Begriffen und Wortkombinationen.

Odyssee


Author: Homer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Bel Canto

Roman
Author: Ann Patchett
Publisher: Piper eBooks
ISBN: 3492983006
Category: Fiction
Page: 377
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Von New-York-Times-Bestsellerautorin Ann Patchett - ein Roman über die Kraft der Liebe und der Musik Leise klirrende Champagnergläser, raschelnde Chiffonabendkleider – dann, am Ende der Arie, tosender Beifall, ein leidenschaftlicher Kuß – und plötzlich Schüsse, Schreie, Dunkelheit. Die elegante Villa des Vizepräsidenten gab den perfekten Rahmen für diese exklusive Geburtstagsfeier zu Ehren des japanischen Wirtschaftsmagnaten ab, bei der sogar die begnadete Operndiva Roxane Coss auftrat. Dann aber, als die Terroristen das prachtvolle Gebäude stürmen und die Geburtstagsgäste plötzlich Geiseln sind, hat alles ein jähes Ende. Oder ist es – für Täter wie für Opfer – ein Neuanfang? Monate später jedenfalls, als die Verhandlungen mit der Regierung immer noch andauern, hat sich die lebensbedrohliche Situation in eine beinahe paradiesische verwandelt: Und vierzig Menschen, die sich vorher nicht kannten, erleben täglich durch die Kraft der Musik die kostbarsten Augenblicke ihres Lebens.

Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt


Author: Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3956142284
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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Jojo und seine kleine Schwester Kayla leben bei ihren Großeltern Mam and Pop an der Golfküste von Mississippi. Leonie, ihre Mutter, kümmert sich kaum um sie. Sie nimmt Drogen und arbeitet in einer Bar. Wenn sie high ist, wird Leonie von Visionen ihres toten Bruders heimgesucht, die sie quälen, aber auch trösten. Mam ist unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt, und der stille und verlässliche Pop versucht, den Haushalt aufrecht zu erhalten und Jojo beizubringen, wie man erwachsen wird. Als der weiße Vater von Leonies Kindern aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, packt sie ihre Kinder und eine Freundin ins Auto und fährt zur »Parchment Farm«, dem staatlichen Zuchthaus, um ihn abzuholen. Eine Reise voller Gefahr und Hoffnung. Jesmyn Ward erzählt so berührend wie unsentimental von einer schwarzen Familie in einer von Armut und tief verwurzeltem Rassismus geprägten Gesellschaft. Was bedeuten familiäre Bindungen, wo sind ihre Grenzen? Wie bewahrt man Würde, Liebe und Achtung, wenn man sie nicht erfährt? Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt ist ein großer Roman, getragen von Wards so besonderer melodischer Sprache, ein zärtliches Familienporträt, eine Geschichte von Hoffnungen und Kämpfen, voller Anspielungen auf das Alte Testament und die Odyssee.