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A Dazzling Darkness

Author : Patrick Grant
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The Dazzling Darkness

Author : Paula Cappa
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A cemetery. A lost child. An ancient secret. Do you believe in ghosts? In Old Willow Cemetery, Elias Hatch protects the secret power buried inside his cemetery, and he knows five-year-old Henry Brooke has managed to get inside the locked gates. Who let him inside? Where is he now? Antonia Brooke and her husband Adam frantically search the woods and all of Concord to find their little boy. Not until Detective Mike Balducci discovers the crystal sculpture buried in Old Willow, not until he discovers the apparitions hiding within the woods, not until he discovers the dazzling faces inside the darkened air, does he find the clues to what happened to little Henry Brooke in Concord, Massachusetts. This is a supernatural mystery about a family who confronts long-buried secrets of the dead. Do you believe in ghosts?The Dazzling Darkness is an award-winning novel: Gothic Readers Choice Award for Outstanding Fiction 2012, and, Readers' Favorite Bronze Medal Award 2014.GOTHIC READERS BOOK CLUB CHOICE AWARD WINNER8́58́58́58́58́5 Outstanding Fiction "Dazzling sums up Paula Cappa's paranormal/supernatural novel ... an elegance and grace that seduces you."BRONZE MEDAL WINNER, Readers' Favorite Book Award for Supernatural Fiction, 2014 "Beautiful and high standard writing style from start to finish ... a superb and classy supernatural novel." Readers' Favorite ReviewsMidwest Book Review"Paula Cappa is a master of the metaphysical mystery genre. "The Dazzling Darkness" documents her as an extraordinary and original storyteller of the first rank. Very highly recommended. Also strongly recommended is Cappa's previous metaphysical novel "Night Sea Journey: A Tale of the Supernatural."

A Dazzling Darkness

Author : Darren Barker
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The Dazzling Darkness

Author : Guy A. G. Bowden
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The Dazzling Darkness

Author : Paula Cappa
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The Dazzling Darkness by Paula Cappa Henry Brooke, five-years old, is missing. In Old Willow Cemetery, Elias Hatch protects the secret power buried inside his cemetery, and he knows Henry has managed to get inside the locked gates. Who let him inside? Antonia Brooke and her husband Adam frantically search the woods and all of Concord to find their little boy. Not until Detective Mike Balducci discovers the crystal sculpture buried in Old Willow, not until he discovers the apparitions hiding within the woods, not until he discovers the dazzling faces inside the darkened air, does he find the clues to what happened to little Henry Brooke in Concord, Massachusetts. This is a supernatural mystery about a family who confronts long-buried secrets of the dead. Do you believe in ghosts? The Dazzling Darkness is an award-winning novel: Gothic Readers Choice Award for Outstanding Fiction 2012, and, Readers' Favorite Bronze Medal Award 2014. GOTHIC READERS BOOK CLUB CHOICE AWARD WINNER ★★★★★ Outstanding Fiction "Dazzling sums up Paula Cappa's paranormal/supernatural novel ... an elegance and grace that seduces you." ★★★★★ BRONZE MEDAL WINNER, Readers' Favorite Book Award for Supernatural Fiction, 2014 "Beautiful and high standard writing style from start to finish ... a superb and classy supernatural novel." Readers' Favorite Reviews "Paula Cappa is a master of the metaphysical mystery genre...an extraordinary and original storyteller of the first rank. Very highly recommended." Midwest Book Review ★★★★★

A Deep But Dazzling Darkness

Author : Timothy Kinahan
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Timothy Kinahan writes as a Christian seeking to understand what the great faiths of the world share, specifically in what they believe and experience of God. Starting from the premise that God is, by definition, greater than anything we can ever say about him, he explores how different faith traditions have articulated their experience of God.

Dazzling Darkness

Author : Rachel Mann
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A true story about searching for one's authentic self in the company of the Living God. Rachel Mann has died many 'deaths' in the process, not the least of which was a change of sex, as well as coming to terms with chronic illness and disability. This passionate and nuanced book brings together poetry, feminist theology, and philosophy, and explores them through one person's hunger for wholeness, self-knowledge and God.

A Deep But Dazzling Darkness

Author : Lucy Lethbridge
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Brings together a vivid and inspiring selection of men and women’s attempts to describe their experience of God.

Dazzling Darkness 2nd Edition

Author : Rachel Mann
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Dazzling Darkness is a true story about searching for one's authentic self in the company of the Living God. Rachel Mann has died many 'deaths' in the process, not the least of which was a change of sex, as well as coming to terms with chronic illness and disability.Through these experiences she has discovered that darkness is as much a positive place as a negative one, inhabited by the Living God - the Dark God, the Hidden God. This is the God that many of us, because we try to make our lives safe and comfortable, are too afraid to meet. This is the God who is most alive in those things we commonly associate with the Dark - failure, loss and brokenness.The Christian church has legitimated certain ways of talking about God - male, fatherly, monarchical and so on. Many believe these descriptors tell the exhaustive truth about God. In accepting the complexity of her sexuality and identity, Rachel Mann has been able to explore with a greater freedom what God might look like to an 'unconventional creature' like her.This second edition of Rachel's passionate, celebrated and nuanced book has been thoroughly revised and extended, with new chapters which re-examine what it means to live with ill-health and being trans nearly a decade on from the original publication of Dazzling Darkness.Rachel Mann is an Anglican priest, poet, scholar and broadcaster. The author of eleven books, her work has been shortlisted for the international Michael Ramsey Prize, and has been called 'exceptional' (Rowan Williams) and 'astonishing' (Michael Symmons Roberts). She regularly broadcasts on BBC Radio 2 and 4.

Thick and Dazzling Darkness

Author : Peter O'Leary
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How do poets use language to render the transcendent, often dizzyingly inexpressible nature of the divine? In an age of secularism, does spirituality have a place in modern American poetry? In Thick and Dazzling Darkness, Peter O’Leary reads a diverse set of writers to argue for the existence and importance of religious poetry in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature. He traces a poetic genealogy that begins with Whitman and Dickinson and continues in the work of contemporary writers to illuminate an often obscured but still central spiritual impulse that has shaped the production and imagination of American poetry. O’Leary presents close and comprehensive readings of the modernist, late-modernist, and postmodern poets Robinson Jeffers, Frank Samperi, and Robert Duncan, as well as the contemporary poets Joseph Donahue, Geoffrey Hill, Fanny Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, Pam Rehm, and Lissa Wolsak. Examining how these poets drew on a variety of traditions, including Catholicism, Gnosticism, the Kabbalah, and mysticism, the book considers how modern and contemporary poets have articulated the spiritual in their work. O’Leary also argues that an anxiety of misunderstanding exists in the study and writing of poetry between secular and religious impulses and that the religious nature of poets’ works is too often marginalized or misunderstood. Examining the works of a specific poet in each chapter, O’Leary reveals their complexity and offers a defense of the value and meaning of religious poetry against the grain of a secular society.

DAZZLING DARKNESS DARREN BARKER SIGNED

Author : DARREN BARKER
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The Johannine Renaissance in Early Modern English Literature and Theology

Author : Paul Cefalu
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The Johannine Renaissance in Early Modern English Literature and Theology argues that the Fourth Gospel and First Epistle of Saint John the Evangelist were so influential during the early modern period in England as to share with Pauline theology pride of place as leading apostolic texts on matters Christological, sacramental, pneumatological, and political. The book argues further that, in several instances, Johannine theology is more central than both Pauline theology and the Synoptic theology of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, particularly with regard to early modern polemicizing on the Trinity, distinctions between agape and eros, and the ideologies of radical dissent, especially the seventeenth-century antinomian challenge of free grace to traditional Puritan Pietism. In particular, early modern religious poetry, including works by Robert Southwell, George Herbert, John Donne, Richard Crashaw, Thomas Traherne, and Anna Trapnel, embraces a distinctive form of Johannine devotion that emphasizes the divine rather than human nature of Christ; the belief that salvation is achieved more through revelation than objective atonement and expiatory sin; a realized eschatology; a robust doctrine of assurance and comfort; and a stylistic and rhetorical approach to representing these theological features that often emulates John's mode of discipleship misunderstanding and dramatic irony. Early modern Johannine devotion assumes that religious lyrics often express a revelatory poetics that aims to clarify, typically through the use of dramatic irony, some of the deepest mysteries of the Fourth Gospel and First Epistle.

The Darkness of God

Author : Denys Turner
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For the medieval mystical tradition, the Christian soul meets God in a "cloud of unknowing," a divine darkness of ignorance. This meeting with God is beyond all knowing and beyond all experiencing. Mysticisms of the modern period, on the contrary, place "mystical experience" at the center, and contemporary readers are inclined to misunderstand the medieval tradition in "experientialist" terms. Denys Turner argues that the distinctiveness and contemporary relevance of medieval mysticism lies precisely in its rejection of "mystical experience," and locates the mystical firmly within the grasp of the ordinary and the everyday. The argument covers some central authorities in the period from Augustine to John of the Cross.

Partakers of the Divine Nature

Author : Michael J. Christensen
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This critical volume focuses on the issue of continuity and discontinuity of the Christian concept of theosis, or deification, in the intellectual history of ideas. It addresses the origin, development, and function of theosis from its antecedents in ancient Greek philosophy to its nuanced use in contemporary theological thought. Often seen as a heresy in the Protestant West, the revival of interest in deification in both lay and scholastic circles heralds a return to foundational understandings of salvation in the Christian church before the divisions of East and West, Catholic and Protestant.

A Mystical Philosophy

Author : Donna J. Lazenby
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Revealing, in an original and provocative study, the mystical contents of the works of famous atheists Virginia Woolf and Iris Murdoch, Donna Lazenby shows how these thinkers' refusal to construe worldviews on available reductive models brought them to offer radically alternative pictures of life which maintain its mysteriousness, and promote a mystical way of knowing. A Mystical Philosophy contributes to the contemporary resurgence of interest in Spirituality, but from an entirely new direction. This book provides a warning against reductive scientific and philosophical models that impoverish our understanding of ourselves and the world, and a powerful endorsement of ways of knowing that give art, and a restored concept of contemplation, their consummative place.

Islam Christianity and the Mystic Journey

Author : Ian Richard Netton
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This distinctive comparison of Islamic and Christian mysticism focuses on the mystic journey in the two faith traditions.

Miracle of the Rose

Author : Jean Genet
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“One of the greatest achievements of modern literature.”—Richard Howard “A major achievement . . . . Genet transforms experiences of degradation into spiri­tual exercises and hoodlums into bearers of the majesty of love.”—Saturday Review “Genet can use a brutal phraseology that makes prison life specific and immediate. Yet through his singular sensibility, these elements are transmuted into something fragile, rare, beautiful.”—The New York Times “This book recreates for the reader Genet’s magic world, one of dazzling beauty charged with novelty and excitement.”—Bettina Knapp “Genet would have deserved international standing for this novel alone. . . . He succeeds to an amazing degree in creating poetry from the profoundest degradation.”—The Times (London)

Bright Web in the Darkness

Author : Alexander Saxton
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Set in the San Francisco Bay area during World War II, Bright Web in the Darkness is a novel that illuminates the role of women workers during the war and the efforts of African Americans to achieve regular standing as union members. The central characters are two young women—one black, one white—who meet in a welding class and become friends as they work to qualify for the well-paid jobs opening to women as male workers are drafted. Sensitively and presciently written, this novel addresses social issues that still demand our attention.

Youth Heart of Darkness The End of the Tether

Author : Joseph Conrad
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'Youth', Heart of Darkness and 'The End of the Tether' make up Conrad's most celebrated collection of short narratives. Heart of Darkness forms its sombre centrepiece: set in the Congo of the 1890s, this haunting and widely influential Modernist masterpiece explores the limits of human experience as well as the nightmarish realities and consequences of imperialism. The Cambridge edition presents this trio of stories and Conrad's preface to the collection in forms more authoritative than any so far published. The introduction situates the stories in Conrad's publishing career, traces their sources and surveys contemporary reception. The edition includes detailed explanatory and contextual notes, a glossary of nautical terms, maps and illustrations. A textual essay and comprehensive apparatus reveal the history of each story's composition, revision and publication. This volume will allow scholars to see these familiar stories in a fresh light, by returning to Conrad's original texts.

The Darkness of Wallis Simpson Storycuts

Author : Rose Tremain
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Repeatedly exhorted by a strange figure to remember unspecified facts about her life, Wallis struggles with a world of random, snapshot memories. Try as she might to remember her third husband, the dull little man with no name, it is deeper remembrances that engulf her on her death bed, blotting out the inconsequential details of her life. Part of the Storycuts series, this story was previously published in the collection The Darkness of Wallis Simpson.