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Holy the Firm

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ISBN 10 : 9780061871658
Pages : 80 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (656 downloads)

Download Holy the Firm in PDF Full Online Free by Annie Dillard and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "[This] is a book of great richness, beauty and power and thus very difficult to do justice to in a brief review...The violence is sometimes unbearable, the language rarely less than superb. Dillard's description of the moth's death makes Virginia Woolf's go dim and Edwardian. Nature seen so clear and hard that the eyes tear...A rare and precious book." — Freferick Buechner, New York Times Book Review From Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Dillard, a book about the grace, beauty, and terror of the natural world. In the mid 1970s, Annie Dillard spent two years on an island in Puget Sound in a room with a solitary window, a cat, and a spider for company, asking herself questions about memory, time, sacrifice, reality, death, and God. Holy the Firm, the diary-like collection of her thoughts, feelings, and ruminations during this time, is a lyrical gift to any reader who have ever wondered how best to live with grace and wonder in the natural world.


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The Maya Book of Life

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Publisher : Kahurangi Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780473119898
Pages : 536 pages
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Download The Maya Book of Life in PDF Full Online Free by Michael Owen and published by Kahurangi Press. This book was released on 2011-03 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE MAYA BOOK OF LIFE: UNDERSTANDING THE XULTUN TAROT is the companion book to the Xultun Tarot Classic Edition. It explores the archetypes and alchemy of the major arcana of the Xultun Tarot through indigenous teachings and the analytical psychology of C G Jung and casts new light on the meaning of 2012. The Xultun Tarot was created by Peter Balin in 1976 based on images from Maya history and culture. Taken from a single painting, it is the only tarot deck where the major arcana form a complete picture. This picture is a symbolic image of the alchemical marriage of spirit and matter and a map of what Jung called the individuation process. Only 500 copies of the original Xultun Tarot were ever printed. Now Kahurangi Press (xultun.com) has recreated this classic, long out-of-print deck true to its original large size and vibrant colours together with a book that explains the profound symbolism of the cards. Michael Owen is a clinical psychologist in private practice and author of Jung and the Native American Moon Cycles. He lives in New Zealand.


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The Space Between

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Publisher : Kent State University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0873384466
Pages : 214 pages
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Download The Space Between in PDF Full Online Free by Sandra Humble Johnson and published by Kent State University Press. This book was released on 1992 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Annie Dillard, a practitioner of the literary epiphany, has become a representative of a neoromantic movement that combines the ecological interest of wilderness literature with the aesthetics of a highly stylized literature. This study of the Pulitzer prize-winning essayist considers her as wilderness philosopher, critic, and arch-romantic.


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Earthly Words

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Publisher : University of Michigan Press
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ISBN 10 : 0472065378
Pages : 292 pages
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Download Earthly Words in PDF Full Online Free by John R. Cooley and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An essential collection of criticism on the leading nature writers of today.


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Faith Rising--Between the Lines

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ISBN 10 : 9781666700305
Pages : 162 pages
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Download Faith Rising--Between the Lines in PDF Full Online Free by David B. Bowman and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2021-05-25 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This writing intends to rouse would-be believers to faith—or enhance the faith of others—through the adventure of modern fiction. While taking note of the secularity of our era, the author insists the Spirit of God has not departed the scene. The opening poem by Emily Dickinson, “Tell all the truth but tell it slant,” proposes the author’s contention that the “indirect discourse” of fictional writers may welcome readers to faith’s door in ways sermonic speech never did. The modern authors chosen for this purpose are Izak Dinesen, Annie Dillard, Kent Haruf, Loren Eiseley, Gary Trudeau, Garrison Keillor, William Golding, Walker Percy, Frederick Buechner, and Gabriel Marcel. Having explained one work each by these noted authors, the book closes by pointing to ways in which embedded faith may rise out of these pages to meet the reader where he or she lives.


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Contemporary American Women Writers

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Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
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ISBN 10 : 9780813182995
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Contemporary American Women Writers in PDF Full Online Free by Catherine Rainwater and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2021-05-11 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ann Beattie, Annie Dillard, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Marge Piercy, Anne Redmon, Anne Tyler, and Alice Walker all seem to be especially concerned with narrative management. The ten essays in this book raise new and intriguing questions about the ways these leading women writers appropriate and transform generic norms and ultimately revise literary tradition to make it more inclusive of female experience, vision, and expression. The contributors to this volume discover diverse narrative strategies. Beattie, Dillard, Paley, and Redmon in divergent ways rely heavily upon narrative gaps, surfaces, and silences, often suggesting depths which are lamentably absent from modern experience or which mysteriously elude language. For Kingston and Walker, verbal assertiveness is the focus of narratives depicting the gradual empowerment of female protagonists who learn to speak themselves into existence. Ozick and Tyler disrupt conventional reader expectations of the "anti-novel" and the "family novel," respectively. Finally, Morrison's and Piercy's works reveal how traditional narrative forms such as the Bildungsroman and the "soap opera" are adaptable to feminist purposes. In examining the writings of these ten important women authors, this book illuminates a significant moment in literary history when women's voices are profoundly reshaping American literary tradition.


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Cathedrals of Bone

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Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780823230624
Pages : 224 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (627 downloads)

Download Cathedrals of Bone in PDF Full Online Free by John C. Waldmeir and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2009-08-25 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The metaphor of the Church as a "body" has shaped Catholic thinking since the Second Vatican Council. Its influence on theological inquiries into Catholic nature and practice is well-known; less obvious is the way it has shaped a generation of Catholic imaginative writers. Cathedrals of Bone is the first full-length study of a cohort of Catholic authors whose art takes seriously the themes of the Council: from novelists such as Mary Gordon, Ron Hansen, Louise Erdrich, and J. F. Powers, to poets such as Annie Dillard, Mary Karr, Lucia Perillo, and Anne Carson, to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley. Motivated by the inspirational yet thoroughly incarnational rhetoric of Vatican II, each of these writers encourages readers to think about the human body as a site-perhaps the most important site-of interaction between God and human beings. Although they represent the body in different ways, these late-twentieth-century Catholic artists share a sense of its inherent value. Moreover, they use ideas and terminology from the rich tradition of Catholic sacramentality, especially as it was articulated in the documents of Vatican II, to describe that value. In this way they challenge the Church to take its own tradition seriously and to reconsider its relationship to a relatively recent apologetics that has emphasized a narrow view of human reason and a rigid sense of orthodoxy.


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Suffering and the Remedy of Art

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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN 10 : 0791432637
Pages : 240 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (432 downloads)

Download Suffering and the Remedy of Art in PDF Full Online Free by Harold Schweizer and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1997-01-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book suggests that a listening to suffering may profit from a literary hearing, and vice versa. It is not only that literature tells of suffering but that suffering may tell us something about the nature of literature


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Gurdjieff

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN 10 : 9781441110848
Pages : 464 pages
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Download Gurdjieff in PDF Full Online Free by Jacob Needleman and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 1998-01-01 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This 449-page collection of essays on the life of the famous (or infamous?) George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff could serve as the definitive tome on the eccentric and enigmatic teacher."


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Julian of Norwich's Legacy

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9780230101623
Pages : 217 pages
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Download Julian of Norwich's Legacy in PDF Full Online Free by S. Salih and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-11-09 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Julian of Norwich the best-known of the medieval mystics today. The text of her Revelation has circulated continually since the fifteenth century, but the twentieth century saw a massive expansion of her popularity. Theological or literary-historical studies of Julian may remark in passing on her popularity, but none have attempted a detailed study of her reception. This collection fills that gap: it outlines the full reception history from the extant manuscripts to the present day, looking at Julian in devotional cultures, in modernist poetry and present-day popular literature, and in her iconography in Norwich, both as a pilgrimage site and a tourist attraction.


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The Writings of Julian of Norwich

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Publisher : Penn State Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780271029085
Pages : 488 pages
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Download The Writings of Julian of Norwich in PDF Full Online Free by Nicholas Watson and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Julian of Norwich (ca. 1343&–ca. 1416), a contemporary of Geoffrey Chaucer, William Langland, and John Wyclif, is the earliest woman writer of English we know about. Although she described herself as &“a simple creature unlettered,&” Julian is now widely recognized as one of the great speculative theologians of the Middle Ages, whose thinking about God as love has made a permanent contribution to the tradition of Christian belief. Despite her recent popularity, however, Julian is usually read only in translation and often in extracts rather than as a whole. This book presents a much-needed new edition of Julian&’s writings in Middle English, one that makes possible the serious reading and study of her thought not just for students and scholars of Middle English but also for those with little or no previous experience with the language. &• Separate texts of both Julian&’s works, A Vision Showed to a Devout Woman and A Revelation of Love, with modern punctuation and paragraphing and partly regularized spelling. &• A second, analytic edition of A Vision printed underneath the text of A Revelation to show what was left out, changed, or added as Julian expanded the earlier work into the later one. &• Facing-page explanatory notes, with translations of difficult words and phrases, cross-references to other parts of the text, and citations of biblical and other sources. &• A thoroughly accessible introduction to Julian&’s life and writings. &• An appendix of medieval and early modern records relating to Julian and her writings. &• An analytic bibliography of editions, translations, scholarly studies, and other works. The most distinctive feature of this volume is the editors&’ approach to the manuscripts. Middle English editions habitually retain original spellings of their base manuscript intact and only emend that manuscript when its readings make no sense. At once more interventionist and more speculative, this edition synthesizes readings from all the surviving manuscripts, with careful justification of each choice involved in this process. For readers who are not concerned with textual matters, the result will be a more readable and satisfying text. For Middle English scholars, the edition is intended both as a hypothesis and as a challenge to the assumptions the field brings to the business of editing.


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Exploring Catholic Literature

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Publisher : Sheed & Ward
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ISBN 10 : 9781461602460
Pages : 224 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (467 downloads)

Download Exploring Catholic Literature in PDF Full Online Free by Mary R. Reichardt and published by Sheed & Ward. This book was released on 2003-09-27 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Designed for students of all ages, Exploring Catholic Literature: A Companion and Resource Guide provides an engaging and succinct introduction to twelve recognized masterpieces of Catholic literature, from Augustine's 4th century conversion narrative, The Confessions, to the recent poetry of Denise Levertov collected in The Stream and the Sapphire. Each chapter contains a brief biography of the author, an extended critical essay highlighting the work's Catholic and literary aspects, suggestions for further reading and study, and questions for discussion.


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A Literary Shema

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ISBN 10 : 9781532642050
Pages : 216 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (59 downloads)

Download A Literary Shema in PDF Full Online Free by Lori A. Kanitz and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2020-02-10 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the duration of her writing career, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard has unflinchingly asked and kept on asking enormous and difficult questions: What is the relation of Creator to creation? Why is there evil and unjust suffering? How do we make meaning of our experiences? Who is responsible for redeeming the world's brokenness? Moreover, she has done so in every genre within the impressive range of her canon: her poetry, literary nonfiction, novels, autobiography, literary criticism, and memoirs. Two enduring influences have shaped Dillard's cosmos-spanning questions and their metanarratives--Christianity and Jewish mysticism, particularly Hasidism and Isaac Luria's Kabbalism. Though much scholarly attention has been paid to the influence of Christian mysticism in Dillard's work, none has yet explored the role of her lifelong interest in Jewish mystical traditions. This book seeks to fill that scholarly gap and demonstrate how Dillard's theological vision and voice both reflect and enact central features of Hasidic and Kabbalistic thought, resulting in what could be called Dillard's literary shema.


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The Savage Side

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 10 : 0742512827
Pages : 602 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (512 downloads)

Download The Savage Side in PDF Full Online Free by B. Jill Carroll and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2001 with total page 602 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Savage Side critiques the primary models of deity in dominant political theologies, especially those which align God with the natural world. The justice-seeking, political revolutionary God that the oppressed worship has dwindled back to the political fervor from which it sprang. In its place, a God based on our struggling existence in the natural world emerges, terrifyingly indifferent to any political or moral ideology.


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To Taste and See

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ISBN 10 : 9781556358494
Pages : 161 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (49 downloads)

Download To Taste and See in PDF Full Online Free by Thomas W. Mann and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2008-03-01 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Among the ambiguities, superficialities, uncertainties, and temporality of a contemporary day-to-day, rush-here, rush-there world, Mann beams a revelatory light on the ordinary things--bathing the baby or visiting an elderly day care center--and makes them glow with significance. It is a special gift to be able to uncover the spirituality in the familiar, to disclose the sacred in the ordinary, and the author effortlessly uncovers the epiphanies that wait patiently in the everyday for discovery. The reality of faith is at the core of these meditational explorations. To Taste and See not only illustrates how to think theologically about the ordinary events of life--it is a gentle challenge to do so. Mann draws his insights and inspirations from a variety of sources: the Bible, contemporary literature, swamp frogs, the life of the congregation, scholarly studies--all made accessible in a lively, informal, thought-provoking style. The riches of wisdom and the abundance of what it means to be Christian surround us. All we must do to partake of these gifts is to taste and see.


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Pilgrim Souls

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 10 : 9780684843117
Pages : 554 pages
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Download Pilgrim Souls in PDF Full Online Free by Amy Mandelker and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1999-05-12 with total page 554 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A journey through religious thought collects the autobiographical writings of sixty authors, and explores the nature of the inner life and spiritual realization


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Twelve Great Spiritual Writers

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ISBN 10 : 9780281079377
Pages : 164 pages
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Download Twelve Great Spiritual Writers in PDF Full Online Free by Liz Hoare and published by SPCK. This book was released on 2020-01-16 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Liz Hoare's list of twelve great spiritual writers includes famous and lesser known women whose writings have touched her heart, illuminated her mind, and sharpened her spiritual vision. Liz believes they can do the same for you – which is why she has written this book. Each of these great writers – novelists, poets, preachers, philosophers and theologians – contributes something special to our understanding of the spiritual life today. With key extracts from each writer's best-loved books, and with suggestions for personal reflection or group discussion, here is an exceptionally rich resource that you will want to return to time and time again, wherever you may be on your journey. Contents 1. Kathleen Norris: Everyday mysteries 2. Alison Morgan: Following Jesus 3. Ann Lewin: Watching for the kingfisher 4. Sarah Clarkson: For the love of books 5. Annie Dillard: The world is charged with the grandeur of God 6. Margaret Guenther: Spiritual midwifery 7. Margaret Magdalen: Avoiding mediocrity 8. Benedicta Ward: With all the saints 9. Marilynne Robinson: The givenness of things 10. Barbara Brown Taylor: Struggling with church 11. Ann Lamott: Life in forgiveness school 12. Mary Oliver: Listening convivially to the world