Meditations on the Letters of Paul

Exercises in Biblical Theology


Author: Herold Weiss

Publisher: Energion Publications

ISBN: 1631992228

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Since the rise of modern biblical scholarship there has not been unanimity as to how to characterize Paul. He has been praised for having delivered Christianity from Judaism. Lately it has been argued that he remained so thoroughly a Jew that he was not a Christian at all. Others think he became a Christian because he had become a totally frustrated Pharisee by his failure to observe the law of Moses. Some consider him to have been a male chauvinist with few redeeming qualities. Others see in him a messianist with masochistic tendencies. Some think he was a conceited authoritarian who had no patience with the views of others. For a time it was popular to see him as a mystic who wished to lose himself by being in Christ. It has been said that, as one concerned with the life of the Spirit, he saw reason as the enemy of faith and required his converts to sacrifice the intellect on the altar of submission to authority. All these are, at least in part, reactions against the prevailing picture of him as the one who laid the foundation for the doctrines of righteousness by faith and the God of grace on which the Protestant Reformation was built. – Dr. Herold Weiss, Introduction to Meditations on the Letters of Paul With this beginning, the reader is invited into a Bible study with Dr. Weiss that will not be just an exegetical exercise but will, more importantly, be a personal journey into the Messiah's gospel that Paul so fervently shared throughout the known world of his time and continues to share in our day. Be forewarned that you may find yourself spending more time than you counted on as you truly meditate on the words and the spirit of Paul's letters.

The Splendor of an Autumn Moon

The Devotional Verse of Tsongkhapa


Author: Je Tsongkhapa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861717708

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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“Some of the most inspiring verses ever written.”—Geshe Thupten Jinpa, PhD, founder, Institute for Tibetan Classics The Tibetan saint Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the founder of the Dalai Lama's tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, was renowned for his vast learning, meditational achievements, influential writings on practice and philosophy, and reform of tantric religious practices. A deeply humble and religious man, he expressed himself in exquisite verse. Here, presented in both the original Tibetan and in English translation, are twenty-one devotional poems by Tsongkhapa. Each verse--dedicated to the Buddha, bodhisattvas, and lamas--illuminates some aspect of the Buddhist path. Gavin Kilty's commentary places each prayer into context, and his careful, artful translations will appeal to anyone with a love of poetry.

The Splendor of Creation


Author: Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 145

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Using Church approved sources (Saints, Church Doctors, and the Mystics), this book addresses some of the coming events, the era of peace, God's Divine Will, the coming New Heavens and New Earth.

The Splendor of Light

A Novel


Author: Vernon Sanders

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450281133

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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Conway is a peaceful southern town. Or is it? Across the river from this quiet burg is a row of saloons, and Maude, a feisty octogenarian, believes something doesnt feel right. Along with a young physician named Adam, Maude is beginning to think the so-called saloons are actually havens for unsavory and illegal activities. This collection of saloons is a blight on the town of Conway, and someone should do something about it. Why shouldnt it be old Maude and Adam? Together, they organize a crusade to get the saloons shut down. Its a moral battle more than anything else, or so they believe. When one of the saloon owners disappears, however, the moral battle becomes a battle to stay alive, despite opposing forces and the predatory Tony Caruso, who holds all the cards. The Splendor of Light follows Maude and Adam as they continue down the dark path of their crusade. Lives are in danger of being lost; a town is on the verge of collapse. Will Maude and Adam remain steadfast in their cause, despite a predatory and ruthless adversary? Will they accept the consequences of their answers, or will they fall into moral darkness themselves and lose everything they value?

The Splendor of Dresden, Five Centuries of Art Collecting

An Exhibition from the State Art Collections of Dresden, German Democratic Republic : the National Gallery of Art, Washington, June 1-September 4, 1978, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Oct. 21, 1978-January 13, 1979, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, February 18-May 26, 1979


Author: National Gallery of Art (U.S.),Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870991779

Category: Art

Page: 279

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Seven Pauline Letters


Author: Peter F. Ellis

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814612453

Category: Religion

Page: 283

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These insights on the literary structure and theological argumentation ofPaul's letters lead to a deeper and more unified understanding ofPaul's message and spirituality. Explanations of apocalyptic literature, eschatology, and the kenotic hymn (Phil. 2:6-11) contribute to this thorough study ofPaul's mind and theology.

The Splendor of Silence

A Novel


Author: Indu Sundaresan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743293815

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Set in India during four searing pre-monsoon days in May 1942, The Splendor of Silence is internationally bestselling author Indu Sundaresan's most unforgettable accomplishment yet, merging her Indian and American backgrounds into a heartrending tale of love and clashing cultures in a time of war. Sam Hawthorne, a twenty-five-year-old U.S. Army captain, arrives at the princely state of Rudrakot in search of his missing brother, Mike, carrying with him wounds from combat in Burma and several secrets. But Sam's mission is soon threatened by the unlikeliest of sources -- he falls hopelessly in love with Mila, daughter of the local political agent. Mila, unexpectedly attracted to Sam, nurtures a secret of her own and finds herself torn between loyalty to her family and Sam. The Splendor of Silence opens twenty-one years later with Olivia, Sam's daughter, receiving a trunk of treasures from India, along with a letter from an unknown narrator that finally fills all the silences of her childhood -- telling her the story of her parents' passionate and enduring love for each other that throws them in the path of racial prejudice, nationalist intrigue, and the explosive circumstances of a country and a society on the brink of independence from British rule. Sweeping and poignant, reminiscent of Paul Scott's Raj Quartet novels, The Splendor of Silence will draw a host of devoted new fans to this hugely gifted storyteller.

The Splendor of Portugal


Author: António Lobo Antunes,Rhett McNeil

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 1564784231

Category: Fiction

Page: 535

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From the author The New Yorker hails as “one of the most skillful psychological portraitists writing anywhere.” The Splendor of Portugal’s four narrators are members of a once well-to-do family whose plantation was lost in the Angolan War of Independence; the matriarch of this unhappiest of clans and her three adult children speak in a nightmarish, remorseless gush to give us the details of their grotesque family life. Like a character out of Faulkner’s decayed south, the mother clings to the hope that her children will come back, save her from destitution, and restore the family’s imagined former glory. The children, for their part, haven’t seen each other in years, and in their isolation are tormented by feverish memories of Angola. The vitriol and self-hatred of the characters know no bounds, for they are at once victims and culprits, guilty of atrocities committed in the name of colonialism as well as the cruel humiliations and betrayals of their own kin. Antunes again proves that he is the foremost stylist of his generation, a fearless investigator into the worst excesses of the human animal.

A Social History of the Chinese Book

Books and Literati Culture in Late Imperial China


Author: Joseph P. McDermott

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622097812

Category: History

Page: 308

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In this learned, yet readable, book, Joseph McDermott introduces the history of the book in China in the late imperial period from 1000 to 1800. He assumes little knowledge of Chinese history or culture and compares the Chinese experience with books with that of other civilizations, particularly the European. Yet he deals with a wide range of issues in the history of the book in China and presents novel analyses of the changes in Chinese woodblock bookmaking over these centuries. He presents a new view of when the printed book replaced the manuscript and what drove that substitution. He explores the distribution and marketing structure of books, and writes fascinatingly on the history of book collecting and about access to private and government book collections. In drawing on a great deal of Chinese, Japanese, and Western research this book provides a broad account of the way Chinese books were printed, distributed, and consumed by literati and scholars, mainly in the lower Yangzi delta, the cultural center of China during these centuries. It introduces interesting personalities, ranging from wily book collectors to an indigent shoe-repairman collector. And, it discusses the obstacles to the formation of a truly national printed culture for both the well-educated and the struggling reader in recent times. This broad and comprehensive account of the development of printed Chinese culture from 1000 to 1800 is written for anyone interested in the history of the book. It also offers important new insights into book culture and its place in society for the student of Chinese history and culture. 'A brilliant piece of synthetic research as well as a delightful read, it offers a history of the Chinese book to the eighteenth century that is without equal.' - Timothy Brook, University of British Columbia 'Writers, scribes, engravers, printers, binders, publishers, distributors, dealers, literati, scholars, librarians, collectors, voracious readers — the full gamut of a vibrant book culture in China over one thousand years — are examined with eloquence and perception by Joseph McDermott in The Social History of the Book. His lively exploration will be of consuming interest to bibliophiles of every persuasion.' - Nicholas A. Basbanes, author of A Gentle Madness, Patience and Fortitude, A Splendor of Letters, and Every Book Its Reader Joseph McDermott is presently Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge, and University Lecturer in Chinese at Cambridge University. He has published widely on Chinese social and economic history, most recently on the economy of the Song (or, Sung) dynasty for the Cambridge History of China. He has edited State and Court Ritual in China and Art and Power in East Asia.