By early 1943, it had become increasingly clear that the Allies would win the Second World War. Around the same time, it also became increasingly clear to many Christian intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic that the soon-to-be-victorious nations were not culturally or morally prepared for their success. A war won by technological superiority merely laid the groundwork for a post-war society governed by technocrats. These Christian intellectuals-Jacques Maritain, T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis, W. H. Auden, and Simone Weil, among others-sought both to articulate a sober and reflective critique of their own culture and to outline a plan for the moral and spiritual regeneration of their countries in the post-war world. In this book, Alan Jacobs explores the poems, novels, essays, reviews, and lectures of these five central figures, in which they presented, with great imaginative energy and force, pictures of the very different paths now set before the Western democracies. Working mostly separately and in ignorance of one another's ideas, the five developed a strikingly consistent argument that the only means by which democratic societies could be prepared for their world-wide economic and political dominance was through a renewal of education that was grounded in a Christian understanding of the power and limitations of human beings. The Year of Our Lord 1943 is the first book to weave together the ideas of these five intellectuals and shows why, in a time of unprecedented total war, they all thought it vital to restore Christianity to a leading role in the renewal of the Western democracies.
The Year of Our Lord 1943 tells the story of how five Christian intellectuals - Jacques Maritain, T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis, W. H. Auden, and Simone Weil - sought to provide a plan for the moral and spiritual renewal of the Western ...
Author: Alan Jacobs
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This book explores this rediscovery, first in the Roman Catholic Church and then in the Episcopal Church and other Churches of the Anglican Communion, and looks in particular at how both grassroots and official work played a role in renewing and restoring the liturgical celebrations of Holy Week.
JGC 1943, p. 434. Journal of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal
Church in the United States of America, Held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania From
September Tenth to Twentieth, inclusive, in the Year of Our Lord 1946, with ...
Author: Laura E. Moore
Fraser of Lonsdale, Lord, 1953. Gooch, George Peabody, 1939. Gregg, Most Rev
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1943. Holland, Rt. Hon. Sir Sidney George, 1951. Ismay, General The Lord, ...
Author: Joseph Whitaker
Category: Almanacs, English
He survived Pearl Harbor. He survived Tulagi. He survived the wilds of Africa and the steaming jungles of Central America. This is just one chapter from the extraordinary life of Thomas J. Larson. Ensign "Swede" Larson arrived at Pearl Harbor on December 5th, 1941. He was Executive Officer on YP 109 (Yacht Patrol) through a great storm from Long Beach, California. He was transferred to CinCPac staff, and on December 7th, 1941, was delivering messages to Admiral Kimmel and his staff when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He served with Admiral Chester Nimitz until July 1942, then was assigned to Admiral Ghormley's ComSoPac staff in New Caledonia. On November 30th, he was flown to Guadalcanal, and then next day went to Tulagi as a communicator. He ended the war on the USS Lexington aircraft carrier going into Tokyo Bay in late August of 1945. His peace time career was as an explorer, and professor of Anthropology with many years of field research in Africa. He has degrees from UC Berkeley, MA American U, M Litt Oxford, PhD University of Virginia.
9 The Glorious Year of1943 Starts Ofl With A Bang January 1st. THE YEAR OF
OUR LORD 1943 'tis said. The new year for this great World War II started off with
a BANG! I was just coming off watch and walking along the sea wall when a lot of
Author: Thomas Larson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From the renowned, Hugo-nominated titan of science fiction comes a collection of his best short stories. “Kuttner is magic”’ (Joe R. Lansdale). In seventeen classic stories, Henry Kuttner creates a unique galaxy of vain, protective, and murderous robots; devilish angels; and warm and angry aliens. These stories include “Mimsy Were the Borogoves”—the inspiration for New Line Cinema’s major motion picture The Last Mimzy—as well as “Two-Handed Engine,” “The Proud Robot,” “The Misguided Halo,” “The Voice of the Lobster,” “Exit the Professor,” “The Twonky,” “A Gnome There Was,” “The Big Night,” “Nothing But Gingerbread Left,” “The Iron Standard,” “Cold War,” “Or Else,” “Endowment Policy,” “Housing Problem,” “What You Need,” and “Absalom.” “[A] pomegranate writer: popping with seeds—full of ideas.” —Ray Bradbury
And Dennis Holt, at the age of twenty, in the year of our Lord 1943, drove his taxi
home from Brooklyn, wondering what it had all been about. The veils of rain
swept slanting across the windshield. Denny took another drink out of the bottle
Author: Henry Kuttner
Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.
Survivor on the River Kwai is the heartbreaking story of Reg Twigg, one of the last men standing from a forgotten war. Called up in 1940, Reg expected to be fighting Germans. Instead, he found himself caught up in the worst military defeat in modern British history - the fall of Singapore to the Japanese. What followed were three years of hell, moving from one camp to another along the Kwai river, building the infamous Burma railway for the all-conquering Japanese Imperial Army. Some prisoners coped with the endless brutality of the code of Bushido by turning to God; others clung to whatever was left of the regimental structure. Reg made the deadly jungle, with its malaria, cholera, swollen rivers, lethal snakes and exhausting heat, work for him. With an ingenuity that is astonishing, he trapped and ate lizards, harvested pumpkins from the canteen rubbish heap and with his homemade razor became camp barber. That Reg survived is testimony to his own courage and determination, his will to beat the alien brutality of camp guards who had nothing but contempt for him and his fellow POWs. He was a risk taker whose survival strategies sometimes bordered on genius. Reg's story is unique. Reg Twigg was born at Wigston (Leicester) barracks on 16 December 1913. He was called up to the Leicestershire Regiment in 1940 but instead of fighting Hitler he was sent to the Far East, stationed at Singapore. When captured by the Japanese, he decided he would do everything to survive. After his repatriation from the Far East, Reg returned to Leicester. With his family he returned to Thailand in 2006, and revisited the sites of the POW camps. Reg died in 2013, at the age of ninety-nine, two weeks before the publication of this book.
He came out to meet me at the door and examined my handiwork. He showed no
expression. There was no smile. Neither was ... Welcome to the Burma Railway
in the year of our Lord 1943. 10 The Flames at Tonchan Food. It became an ...
Author: Reg Twigg
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Examines the career of African-American leader Mary McLeod Bethune through a collection of seventy-five documents she created or contributed to, covering a period that ranges from 1902 to 1955; and includes a chronology, as well as a biographical and historical assessment of Bethune and her legacy.
Darkstealthy figures in the boats appear to be Indians in buckskin jackets with
feathers in their hair; but as they reach the ship, clamber aboard, climb down into
the hold and carry out ... It is a Sunday nightin Harlem in theyear of our Lord 1943
Author: Mary McLeod Bethune
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Social Science
Bobbie Ann Mason created a small town in Kentucky to fill with characters and plots. Lynch's Corner provides the same format for Mr. Summers. The Double-Edged Sword: Lynch's Corner in Depression and War is the fourth volume in the Lynch's Corner Series. These short stories are set during the harrowing days of the Great Depression and the challenging days of World War II, specifically, the world of the Office of Strategic Services. Readers will attend a baseball game in "Play Ball," wonder at the changes wrought by the Flood of 1937 in "Black Sunday," cheer for a new teacher in a backwater town in "Sinking Creek," try to unravel the mystery in the title short story, and accompany the OSS in spy stories such as "Burglary," "Fingers," "The Piano Player," and "Wine Cellar." The fifteen stories give a different perspective on the Thirties and Forties in a small southern town and on the spyscape of Europe. Come meet Mark Lynch, Fingers Malone, Lydia Carr, Temple McKenzie, Ludlow Carr and a cast of characters sure to engage your attention.
June, 1943 The clamor of the engines threatened to ruin both my eardrums and
my sanity. ... pilot had found the jump area and that the proper Frenchmen would
welcome me on the ground of Occupied France in this Year of Our Lord, 1943.
Author: Charles D. Summers
... ILL ) , by Bro . Richardson , and witnessed by Lloyd Crews and The lma
Stewart . Norris Walker and Ruth Nain were united in Holy Matrimony on the 27th
day of April , in the year of our Lord 1943 , at Charleston , MO , by Justice oi the
... of the said Petition shall be heard, is to be advertized in the London Gazette
and in the Swansea Journal Newspaper, one month at the least after the date
hereof: As witness my hand, this 24th day of February, in the year of our Lord,