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The Testament of Mary

The Testament of Mary

  • Author: Colm Tóibín
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 9780670922093
  • Category: Apostles
  • Page: 104
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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013Colm Tóibín's The Testament of Mary is a short, powerful novel about one of the most famous mothers in history.From the author of Brooklyn, in a voice that is both tender and filled with rage, The Testament of Mary tells the story of a cataclysmic event which led to an overpowering grief. For Mary, her son has been lost to the world, and now, living in exile and in fear, she tries to piece together the memories of the events that led to her son's brutal death. To her he was a vulnerable figure, surrounded by men who could not be trusted, living in a time of turmoil and change. As her life and her suffering begin to acquire the resonance of myth, Mary struggles to break the silence surrounding what she knows to have happened. In her effort to tell the truth in all its gnarled complexity, she slowly emerges as a figure of immense moral stature as well as a woman from history rendered now as fully human.Praise for The Testament of Mary:'This is a short book, but it is as dense as a diamond. It is as tragic as a Spanish pieta, but it is completely heretical...Tóibín maintains all the dignity of Mary without subscribing to the myths that have accumulated around her' Edmund White, Irish Times'Depicting the harrowing losses and evasions that can go on between mothers and sons...Tóibín creates a reversed Pièta: he holds the mother in his arms' Independent 'A beautiful and daring work...it takes its power from the surprise of its language, its almost shocking characterization' Mary Gordon, New York TimesColm Tóibín was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of six novels, including The Blackwater Lightship, The Master, both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and Brooklyn, which won the Costa Novel Award, and two collections of stories, Mothers and Sons and The Empty Family.

The Testament of Mary

The Testament of Mary

A Novel

  • Author: Colm Toibin
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451692382
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 81
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A provocative imagining of the later years of the mother of Jesus finds her living a solitary existence in Ephesus years after her son's crucifixion and struggling with guilt, anger and feelings that her son is not the son of God and that His sacrifice was not for a worthy cause. By the award-winning author of The Master. 25,000 first printing.

A Guest at the Feast

A Guest at the Feast

A Memoir

  • Author: Colm Tóibín
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241962293
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 45
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A Guest at the Feast is Colm Tóibín's touching memoir. A Guest at the Feast moves from the small town of Enniscorthy to Dublin, from memories of a mother who always had a book on the go to the author's early adulthood, from a love of literature to the influences of place and family. Tóibín's captivating memoir is the story of a writer coming of age and his connections between home, work and love. It is a perfect gem of a book.

The Testament of Our Lord

The Testament of Our Lord

Translated into English form the Syriac with Introduction and Notes

  • Author: James Cooper,Arthur John Maclean
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1606083503
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 287
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The Story of the Night

The Story of the Night

A Novel

  • Author: Colm Toibin
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 074328464X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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From the award-winning author of Brooklyn and The Master, a powerful, brave, and moving novel set in Argentina. In Argentina, in the time of the Generals, the streets are empty at night, and people have trained themselves not to see. Richard Garay lives with his mother, hiding his sexuality from her and from society. Stifled by his job, Richard is willing to take chances, both sexually and professionally. But Argentina is changing, and as his country edges toward peace, Richard tentatively begins a love affair. The result is a powerful, brave, and poignant novel of sex, death, and the diffculties of connecting one's inner life with the outside world.

Mothers and Sons

Mothers and Sons

Stories

  • Author: Colm Toibin
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416539182
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Each of the nine stories in this beautifully written, intensely intimate collection centers on a transformative moment that alters the delicate balance of power between mother and son, or changes the way they perceive one another. With exquisite grace and eloquence, Tóibín writes of men and women bound by convention, by unspoken emotions, by the stronghold of the past. Many are trapped in lives they would not choose again, if they ever chose at all. A man buries his mother and converts his grief to desire in one night. A famous singer captivates an audience, yet cannot beguile her own estranged son. And in "A Long Winter," Colm Tóibín's finest piece of cction to date, a young man searches for his mother in the snow-covered mountains where she has sought escape from the husband who controls and confines her. Winner of numerous awards for his fifth novel, The Master -- including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award -- Tóibín brings to this stunning first collection an acute understanding of human frailty and longing. These are haunting, profoundly moving stories by a writer who is himself a master.

Mary in the New Testament

Mary in the New Testament

  • Author: Raymond Edward Brown,Joseph A. Fitzmyer,Karl Paul Donfried
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • ISBN: 9780809121687
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 336
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The role that Mary plays in God's plan of salvation is an issue that over the centuies has divided Christians and their churches. In part, these differences stem from disagreements about what the New Testament says about the mother of Jesus. This book should go a long way toward solving the disputes. It is not a collection of essays but rather a collaborative statement prepared by a team of Protestant, Anglican, and Roman Catholic scholars who have reached substantial agreement on how Mary was pictured by Christians of the first two centuries. This book follows the same methodology as an earlier volume, Peter in the New Testament, produced by the same research group. The status of that first book as an ecumenical achievement of American biblical scholarship is attested to by the welcome it received and by its translation into five foreign languages. In light of the difficulty of the subject matter, Mary in the New Testament may be an even greater achievement. If Roman Catholic and Protestant scholars can agree on what the oldest Christian sources said, is the way open for the churches to agree on a fundamental Christian attitude toward Mary? This book is written by scholars, but it is not meant only for scholars. The authors have taken pains to make the work intelligible to students, clergy, and the knowledgeable laity of their churches. It combines scientific research with a respect for Christian sensiblities.

Mary

Mary

Glimpses of the Mother of Jesus

  • Author: Beverly Roberts Gaventa
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9781570030727
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 164
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"One of the few Protestant women to write about the mother of Jesus, Beverly Roberts Gaventa takes a fresh approach to the figure who has fascinated Christians for twenty centuries and about whom we have such slender evidence. Rather than attempt to reconstruct Mary's life or assess her theological significance, Gaventa employs literary analysis to explore her varying characterizations in four early Christian narratives - Matthew, Luke-Acts, John, and the Protevangelium of James. Gaventa contends that each document offers a distinct portrait and that John's Mary is no more interchangeable with Luke's than a painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe is with an icon of the Queen of Heaven." "Gaventa demonstrates that Matthew portrays Mary as the mother whose maternity poses a threat to the status quo and who is threatened by it in return. In contrast, she shows that Luke assigns three separate roles to Mary - disciple, prophet, and mother - and that it is in her role as the pondering, questioning mother that she enlivens the story. Gaventa reveals that the Johannine Mary serves to heighten awareness of Jesus' humanity and that the Mary of the Protevangelium is so pure she seems scarcely human." "Without diminishing the individuality of these portrayals, Gaventa shows that each is colored by the dynamic of scandal that runs so powerfully through early Christian writings. She suggests that the scandal surrounding Jesus' conception in Matthew continues the history of scandal which punctuates God's relations with Israel; that the scandal threatening the Lukan Mary revolves around whether she will remain a disciple in spite of Jesus' perplexing behavior; that the theological scandal inherent in the incarnation of the Word subsumes the Johannine Mary; and that the Protevangelium responds to the scandal surrounding Mary's pregnancy by presenting her as the pure virgin of God."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Jude and the Relatives of Jesus in the Early Church

Jude and the Relatives of Jesus in the Early Church

  • Author: Richard Bauckham
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780567082978
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 472
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Dr. Bauckham assembles and assesses all the evidence for the role which relatives of Jesus played in the early church for the first time. The wide range of evidence used comes not only from the New Testament but also from the Church Fathers, the New Testament Apocrypha, rabbinic literature, and Palestinian archaeology. The letter of Jude, in particular, proves to have much to teach us about the theology of the brothers of Jesus and their circle. It illuminates their exegetical methods and their christology and shows both to have been influential contributions to the development of early Christianity.

Life of Mary Queen of Scots

Life of Mary Queen of Scots

  • Author: Agnes Strickland
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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