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The Beauty and the Sorrow

The Beauty and the Sorrow

An Intimate History of the First World War

  • Author: Peter Englund
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307701387
  • Category: History
  • Page: 560
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An intimate narrative history of World War I told through the stories of twenty men and women from around the globe--a powerful, illuminating, heart-rending picture of what the war was really like. In this masterful book, renowned historian Peter Englund describes this epoch-defining event by weaving together accounts of the average man or woman who experienced it. Drawing on the diaries, journals, and letters of twenty individuals from Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Venezuela, and the United States, Englund’s collection of these varied perspectives describes not a course of events but "a world of feeling." Composed in short chapters that move between the home front and the front lines, The Beauty and Sorrow brings to life these twenty particular people and lets them speak for all who were shaped in some way by the War, but whose voices have remained unheard.

Beauty and the Bible

Beauty and the Bible

Toward a Hermeneutics of Biblical Aesthetics

  • Author: Richard J. Bautch,Jean-François Racine
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
  • ISBN: 1589839080
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 136
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These seven essays offer fresh perspectives on beauty’s role in revelation. Each essay features a hermeneutical approach informed by the contemporary study of aesthetics. Covering a series of texts in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, from Adam and Eve in the garden to Jesus on trial in the Fourth Gospel, the authors engage beauty from three overarching perspectives: modern philosophy, contextual criticism, and the postcritical return to beauty’s primary qualities. The three perspectives are not harmonized but rather explored concurrently to create a volume with intriguing methodological tensions. As this collection highlights beauty in the narratives of scripture, it opens readers to a largely unexplored dimension of the Bible. The contributors are Richard J. Bautch, Jo-Ann A. Brant, Mark Brummitt, David Penchansky, Antonio Portalatín, Jean-François Racine, and Peter Spitaler.

The Beauty in Life and the Sorrow of Emotions

The Beauty in Life and the Sorrow of Emotions

A Collection of Poems

  • Author: Eva Aloezos
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1543420265
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 76
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This book of poems is a collection of memories, thoughts, and experiences all of which have influenced my views on people and societal topics. The poems in this book are written from deep emotion and are often based on encounters (both good and bad) Ive had with those in my life. Many poems also cover topics of psychology and behaviors of the human race. In short, this book is a compilation of poemssome beautiful, some sorrowfulof my life so far.

The Sense of Beauty

The Sense of Beauty

  • Author: George Santayana
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486117456
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 192
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The great philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist masterfully offers his fascinating outline of Aesthetics Theory. Drawing on the art, literature, and social sciences involved, Santayana discusses the nature of beauty, form, and expression.

Theology and the Future

Theology and the Future

Evangelical Assertions and Explorations

  • Author: Trevor Cairney,David Starling
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0567623939
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
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Theology was once 'queen of the sciences', the integrating centre of Christendom's conceptual universe. In our own time the very idea of systematic theology is frequently called into question, derided as an arcane and superstitious pseudo-discipline. Even within the church, it is commonly disregarded in favour of unreflective piety and pragmatism. At the same time, the southward shift in world Christianity's centre of gravity prompts crucial questions about the future form and content of theology. Within this context, Theology and the Future offers a case for the continuing viability of theology, exploring how it might adapt to changing circumstances, and discussing its implications for how we are to imagine and help shape our shared human future. Beginning with the question of God, this book explores what might be meant by 'the future of God', and what its implications are for Christian theology. Chapters follow on the location of theology (in global Christianity, the church and the academy) and on its sources and method. The second half of the book explores a wide variety of dimensions of the human future that theology might address and illuminate. The essays bring together a mix of specialist theologians and interdisciplinary thinkers to support the assertion that there can be no more critical endeavor to the future than understanding God and all things in relationship to him.

The Earth Is God's

The Earth Is God's

A Theology of American Culture

  • Author: William Dyrness
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1592447953
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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Noting that Christians in the 20th century have not been able to make up their minds whether God and our corporate lives have anything to do with each other, Dyrness explores the century's theological trends. Citing the impact of contemporary hermeneutics, Dyrness shows how the Bible still functions as a master narrative wherein Christians can find themselves. Dyrness addresses various aspects of contemporary culture, constructing a theology of embodiment that connects culture and worship in concrete ways. For all those concerned with issues of religion and culture, particularly of the raging Culture Wars, 'The Earth is God's' offers an informed Evangelical view that is at once balanced and hopeful.

Joy and Sorrow...You Lead the Way

Joy and Sorrow...You Lead the Way

A Memoir

  • Author: Dean Carter
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1477113908
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 108
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Joy and Sorrow ...You Lead the Way The stories are about the journey the author takes as she remembers and shares with the reader her experiences from the tender age of three through to adulthood. Woven through in precise detail are the lives and deaths of close family members. Each member carries her along in depth as she travels through her own road of life. The stories describe how every event influences and impacts her life to the extent of profoundly shaping who she eventually becomes. The writer observes from three years of age to adulthood how various family members live and eventually meet their deaths. The saga first began with her standing and watching in the doorway as she sees her mother rocking her sixth month old baby brother in her arms while he labors to take each breath. His little arm goes limp and falls to his side as he takes his last breath. She witnesses the tears streaming down her mothers face. Thus the stories slowly but surely unfold carrying the reader grippingly right into the life of the author as she shares her Joys and Sorrow ...as she leads the way. Death is a season we all must pass through. And just like flowers, God awakens us to ... So why should we grieve when our love ones die For well meet them again in a cloudless sky. By Big mike

The Song of Everlasting Sorrow

The Song of Everlasting Sorrow

A Novel of Shanghai

  • Author: Anyi Wang
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231513097
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 456
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Set in post-World War II Shanghai, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow follows the adventures of Wang Qiyao, a girl born of the longtong, the crowded, labyrinthine alleys of Shanghai's working-class neighborhoods. Infatuated with the glitz and glamour of 1940s Hollywood, Wang Qiyao seeks fame in the Miss Shanghai beauty pageant, and this fleeting moment of stardom becomes the pinnacle of her life. During the next four decades, Wang Qiyao indulges in the decadent pleasures of pre-liberation Shanghai, secretly playing mahjong during the antirightist Movement and exchanging lovers on the eve of the Cultural Revolution. Surviving the vicissitudes of modern Chinese history, Wang Qiyao emerges in the 1980s as a purveyor of "old Shanghai"—a living incarnation of a new, commodified nostalgia that prizes splendor and sophistication—only to become embroiled in a tragedy that echoes the pulpy Hollywood noirs of her youth. From the violent persecution of communism to the liberalism and openness of the age of reform, this sorrowful tale of old China versus new, of perseverance in the face of adversity, is a timeless rendering of our never-ending quest for transformation and beauty.

1915: The Battle of Dogger Bank to Gallipoli

1915: The Battle of Dogger Bank to Gallipoli

Key Dates and Events from the Second Year of the First World War

  • Author: Saul David
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1473603978
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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This special ebook has been created by historian Saul David from his acclaimed work 100 Days to Vistory: How the Great War was Fought and Won, which was described by the Mail on Sunday as 'Inspired' and by Charles Spencer as 'A work of great originality and insight'. Through key dates from the Battle of Dogger Bank on 24th January 1914, to the Gallipoli landings, Saul David's gripping narrative is an enthralling tribute to a generation of men and women whose sacrifice should never be forgotten.

The Hidden Power and Other Papers Upon Mental Science

The Hidden Power and Other Papers Upon Mental Science

  • Author: Thomas Troward
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1602061718
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 104
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Combining his logician's eye with his artistic sensibilities, Thomas Troward was able to communicate truths on the most esoteric of subjects, giving them the intellectual and spiritual respect they deserve. This 1921 collection of brief essays from one of the most respected forefathers of New Age thought covers topics from the sacred to the sublime, shedding new light on mysteries that have challenged mankind for centuries. For any explorer of Being and Thought, Troward here provides invaluable insights into positive psychology, the self, God, beauty, and truth. English judge, philosopher, and painter THOMAS TROWARD (1847-1916) lived most of his life in India, in the service of the imperial monarchy. Among his publications, many of which profoundly affected the New Thought Movement, are The Law and the Word, Bible Mystery and Meaning, and The Creative Process in the Individual.