The Heart Has Its Reasons

Towards a Theological Anthropology of the Heart


Author: Beata Toth

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498202640

Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 2363

This book explores a hitherto neglected area of theological anthropology: the unity of human emotionality and rationality embodied in the biblical concept of the heart. While the theological contours of human reason have for long been clearly drawn and presented as the exclusive seat of the image of God, affectivity has been relegated to a secondary position. With the reintegration of the body into recent philosophical and theological discourses, a number of questions have arisen: if the image (also) resides in the body, how does this change one's view of the theological significance of human affectivity? In what way is our likeness to God realized in the whole of what we are? Can one overcome the traditional dissociation between intellect and affectivity by a renewed theory of love? In conversation with patristic and medieval authors (e.g., Irenaeus, Tertullian, Gregory of Nyssa, Maximus, Aquinas) and in dialogue with more recent interlocutors (Pascal, Ricoeur, Marion, Milbank, John Paul II), this work pursues a novel theological vision of the essential unity of our humanity.

Wenn ich jetzt nicht gehe



Author: María Dueñas

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458751831

Category: Fiction

Page: 590

View: 5920

Mauro Larrea erhält eine Nachricht, die seinen Ruin bedeutet. Einst in den Silberminen Mexikos reich geworden, kämpft er um eine neue Chance und trifft auf die Frau, die sein Schicksal entscheidet ... Wenn ich jetzt nicht gehe ist eine abenteuerliche Jagd nach dem Glück und ein packender und bewegender Roman über die Kraft des Neuanfangs. In der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts ist Mexiko-Stadt der Mittelpunkt der Neuen Welt und Mauro Larrea einer ihrer wohlhabendsten Bewohner. Jahre zuvor kam er mit nichts ins Land, als Witwer, als Vater zweier Kinder. Nach seinem kühnen Aufstieg lebt er in einem Barockpalast, besitzt Minen, Ländereien, Kutschen, Pferde, Logen überall. Doch jetzt soll plötzlich alles verloren sein, wegen einer einzigen Entscheidung! Hals über Kopf verlässt er die Stadt und versucht sein Lebensglück ein zweites Mal – und begegnet Soledad Montalvo, einer schönen, einer klugen, einer unberechenbaren Frau.

The Heart Has Its Reasons

Young Adult Literature with Gay/Lesbian/Queer Content, 1969-2004


Author: Michael Cart, columnist, reviewer, Booklist magazine; author or editor of 25 books including: “Representing the Rainbow: LGBTQ+ Content since 1969” co-authored with Christine A. Jenkins; past president, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN),Christine A. Jenkins

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461734207

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 5135

Society does not make it easy for young people, regardless of their sexual orientation, to find accurate, nonjudgmental information about homosexuality. It makes it even more difficult for young homosexuals to find positive role models in fiction either written or published expressly for them or - if published for adults - relevant to them and their lives. This book examines these issues and critically evaluates the body of literature published for young adults that offers homosexual themes and characters.

The Heart Has Its Reasons

A Novel


Author: Maria Duenas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476796297

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7728

Declared “a writer to watch” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), New York Times bestselling author María Dueñas pours heart and soul into this story of a woman who discovers the power of second chances. A talented college professor in Madrid, Blanca Perea seems to have it all. But her world is suddenly shattered when her husband of twenty years leaves her for another woman. Questioning the life she once had and whether she truly knows herself, Blanca resolves to change her surroundings. She accepts what looks like a boring research grant in California involving an exiled Spanish writer who died decades ago. Anxious to leave her own troubled life behind, she is gradually drawn into his haunted world, with its poignant loves and unfulfilled ambitions. But in delving into the past, Blanca finds herself simultaneously awakened to the present by Daniel Carter, a charismatic professor with crucial knowledge about the dead writer that he has never before revealed. Amid this web of passion, conflict, and hidden feelings, including her own, Blanca advances like an avid detective, refusing to quit, and ultimately discovers startling answers that resonate deeply in her own life. Evocative, lyrical, and humorous, The Heart Has Its Reasons is a journey of the soul from the pangs of the past to the vibrant present. It is a story about the thrill of creating one’s life anew.

The Heart Has Its Reasons


Author: Kr̥shṇa Sobatī

Publisher: Katha

ISBN: 9788187649540

Category: Hindi fiction

Page: 220

View: 2462

Set in the first quarter of 20th century Delhi, The Heart Has Its Reasons dwells on the fine balance between love and family. Writer par excellence and recipient of the Katha Chudamani and Sahitya Akademi Awards, Sobti s powerful narratives defy territorial specifics.

The Heart Has Its Reasons


Author: George Stephen

Publisher: St Pauls BYB

ISBN: 9788171098019

Category: Short stories, Indic (English)

Page: 120

View: 3616

In this book, the author puts forth vignettes from the lives of real people, people in flesh and blood, who went about doing good, guided not so much by human reason and logic as by the heart's way of looking at things. These little anecdotes can be of great inspiration for readers from all walks of life.

Slave to Love: The Heart Has Its Reasons


Author: Romay Nasir

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483440451

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4725

This is not a "Love Story" but a Story about Love and Life. When our bodies are at height, we encounter a place of serenity and nothing matters but love! The obsession of her lover drove them apart; Forcing Jewel to run from the overwhelming passion that took her whole adulthood to overcome.......

The Heart Has Its Own Reasons

Mothering Wisdom for the 1980s


Author: Mary Ann Cahill

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 9780452256903

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 339

View: 6263

Stresses the importance of the mother-child relationship, gives advice on working at home, and shares suggestions on how to save money on food, clothing, and household expenses

The Rocky Road of Love

The Heart Has Its Reasons That Reason Knows Nothing Of. - Blaise Pascal


Author: Arjuna Schulenburg

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544997711


Page: 156

View: 2163

This instructive and immensely readable book by Arjuna Schulenburg, aka Swami Abhedananda, provides a significant contribution to a successful relationship, not least in its philosophical and spiritual presentation. Based on timeless teachings and his own experience, Arjuna offers practical advice to a fresh understanding of our human nature with intriguing and provoking solutions. This book covers teachings on Love, Ethics, Sex, Inner Management and Meditation providing direction for dealing with situations in daily life. The first chapters of the book present incidents and reflections of how a broken relationship has impacted our life and the shock it inflicted. The subsequent chapters give absorbing Practices and Principles to enable the reader to acquaint him with the depth of the "why" and "how" which one has to grasp in order to have a purpose in life and a successful relationship.