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Witness to Hope

Author : George Weigel
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“Fascinating...sheds light on the history of the twentieth century for everyone.”—New York Times Book Review Now, with an updated preface, the latest edition of the definitive biography of Pope John Paul II that explores how influential he was on the world stage and in some of the most historic events of the twentieth century that can still be felt today. Witness to Hope is the authoritative biography of one of the singular figures—some might argue the singular figure—of our time. With unprecedented cooperation from John Paul II and the people who knew and worked with him throughout his life, George Weigel offers a groundbreaking portrait of the Pope as a man, a thinker, and a leader whose religious convictions defined a new approach to world politics—and changed the course of history. As even his critics concede, John Paul II occupied a unique place on the world stage and put down intellectual markers that no one could ignore or avoid as humanity entered a new millennium fraught with possibility and danger. The Pope was a man of prodigious energy who played a crucial, yet insufficiently explored, role in some of the most momentous events of our time, including the collapse of European communism, the quest for peace in the Middle East, and the democratic transformation of Latin America. With an updated preface, this edition of Witness to Hope explains how this “man from a far country” did all of that, and much more—and what both his accomplishments and the unfinished business of his pontificate mean for the future of the Church and the world.

Bearing Witness in Hope

Author : Cathy Ross
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Has the Church lost sight of her original vocation of living out her mission by serving the world? There is a prevailing ecclesiology of fatalism which suggests that it has, and that there is nothing to do be done about. This book argues however, that the church still has a role in bearing witness fruitfully and creatively even within a context of crisis. Leading thinkers offer theoretical, contextual and practical responses to encourage a renewed love for the church and renewed energy to bear witness appropriately and creatively. Chapters include: Richard Bauckham – on New Testament perspectives on a church in crisis Alister McGrath – challenging the narrative of decline Rev Dr Carlton Turner – on BAME Presence and the Witness of Diversity and Inclusion Dr Susie Snyder – on attending to those on the margins

Testimony of Hope

Author : Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan
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Here is the complete text of the retreat preached by Cardinal Van Thuan to John Paul II and the Roman Curia. Enduring nine years in solitary confinement, Van Thuan faced what he describes as "the agonizing pain of isolation and abandonment." In these page

Rosemary Haughton

Author : Eilish Ryan
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Familiar with the ordinary stuff of life: teething babies, family crises, and elderly parents, Haughton applied her understanding of the Gospel to her life in the Church and the world. unique spirituality for everyone.

Nanny Witness

Author : Hope White
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Running for her life—and for a child’s safety A riveting The Baby Protectors novel When gunshots echo through the baby monitor, nanny Carly Winslow acts fast, fleeing with seven-month-old Mia. Help comes suspiciously soon in the form of Brody “Whit” Whittaker, who says he’s Mia’s uncle—and a policeman. If he’s lying, he could be one of the attackers. And if he’s really a cop…what will he do after he uncovers her troubled past?

The Essence of Christianity

Author : Bruno Forte
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Postmodern thought has attempted to strip many traditional values and beliefs of their power, and the Christian faith is no exception. In this spiritually and intellectually wise book Bruno Forte upholds the essence -- the heart and meaning -- of Christianity despite the claims of the contemporary world. In the tradition of thinkers like Feuerbach, Harnack, and Guardini, Forte restates what is unique, reliable, and universal about Christianity for our current age. After outlining in broad terms the nature of postmodernity and its challenges to traditional faith, Forte proceeds, with the voice of one intimately in love with God, to present anew what lies at the heart of genuine Christianity and why it is still good news for women and men today. Among the many books on postmodernism, this one is distinct for its conscientious dialogue with postmodern culture and its clear proclamation of meaningful faith. It will interest everyone pondering the role of Christianity in contemporary life. Edmondo Lupieri (general editor) This new series seeks to introduce readers in the English-speaking world to people and events in Italian socio-religious history that have been pivotal to the formation and growth of Western civilization. ITSORS volumes include classical source texts never before available in English and fresh studies representing the best of contemporary Italian scholarship. Titles in this Series: The Essence of Christianity The Mandaeans: The Last Gnostics The Travels of Friar Odoric: A 14th-Century Journal of the Blessed Odoric of Pordenone

Christian Ethics as Witness

Author : David Haddorff
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Christian ethics is less a system of principles, rules, or even virtues, and more of a free and open-ended responsible witness to God's gracious action to be with and for others and the world. Postmodernity has left us with the risky uncertainty of knowing and doing the good. It also leaves us with the global risks of political violence and terrorism, economic globalization and financial crisis, and environmental destruction and global climate change. How should Christians respond to these problems? This book creatively explores how Christian ethics is best understood as a witness to God's action, thereby providing the ethical framework for addressing the various problematic social issues that put our world at risk. Haddorff develops the notion of witness through a detailed study of Karl Barth's theological ethics. Barth, he argues, provides a language enabling us to know what a Christian ethics of witness actually looks like in both theory and in practice. In correspondence to God's gracious action, Christians remain free to think and act in faith, hope, and love in respondence to their unique circumstances, even in a world at risk. In their witness, Christians remain confident that God has not abandoned the world but loves and cares for its future.

Lynette s Hope

Author : Luke A. Veronis
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'Now we have to live whatever we have ever preached to others, ' Lynette Hoppe wrote in her journal. 'I have been classified as having Stage 4 cancer (of four stages), and my prospects are rather grim. Nonetheless, I remain cheerful and hopeful and want to spend what years God grants me in joy and thanksgiving, serving as and wherever I can.'With these sober yet hopeful words, Orthodox missionary to Albania Lynette Hoppe began the last journey of her fruitful life. In frank and poignant prose, Lynette's journals, newsletters, and website chronicled her struggles in the 'valley of the shadow' as she faced impending death. Close family friend and fellow missionary Fr. Luke Veronis briefly tells the story of Lynette's life, then lets her writing speak for itself, showing how Lynette's radical faith and love for Christ transformed the tragedy of a young mother's untimely death Into a powerful witness to the love and saving power of her Lord.

Jesus Is Victor

Author : Christian T. Collins Winn
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IN THIS INNOVATIVE WORK, Christian T. Collins Winn examines the role played by the Pietist pastors Johann Christoph Blumhardt (1805-1880) and Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt (1842-1919) in the development of Karl Barth's theology. The disparate theological themes and dynamics of the two Blumhardts were crystallized in their eschatology, and Collins Winn argues that as early as 1916 Barth had appropriated this "Blumhardtian eschatological deposit" in ways fundamental to his own theological development. Against the grain of current Barth scholarship, this book establishes how the theology of the Blumhardts, though critically reconstructed, was not merely an episodic influence on Barth's work. Instead, the Blumhardts had a complex and enduring impact on Barth, such that their imprint can be detected even in the mature theology of his Church Dogmatics. In treading new ground into Barth's theological formation, Jesus Is Victor! represents an important contribution to the field of Barth studies.

Theories of Justice

Author : Stephanie Mar Brettmann
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What is justice? How do we know justice? How is justice cultivated in society? These are the three questions that guide this critical dialogue with two representatives of the Catholic and Protestant traditions: Karl Barth and Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II. Though the two thought leaders are shaped within divergent theological traditions and historical contexts, they both appeal to Christian anthropology as a starting point for justice. Their explorations into the nature of humanity yield robust new theories of justice that remain relevant for our contemporary era. The third interlocutor, our female author, brings her own voice fully into the dialogue in the third part of the book in order to address the shortcomings in their theories and build upon their insights, all the while seeking theories of humanity and social justice that result in justice for all persons.

The Hope of Another Spring

Author : Barbara Johns
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Another Spring: Biography -- Painting and Recognition in the 1930s -- An Issei Diary of World War II -- Public and Private: Expanding upon the Diary -- Abstract Expressions -- Minidoka: The Art Diary of Takuichi Fujii -- Introduction to the Diary: The Nature of the Work and of Its Translation / by Sandy Kita -- Art Diary / by Takuichi Fujii

Touch the Source Use Your Substance

Author : Claudia Butler Torres
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The Birthing of Touch the Source, use your substance, was birth through the leading of the Holy Ghost. The spirit of God spoke to the writer, first in April 2008 about what her assignment would be: therefore, her first book name would be How to know God in a greater way. However, this endeavorment process of writing and having many trials and tribulations came to a stop. The writer knew that much was needed to complete the great assignment. She began to write another creation of God a book of poetry with the leading of the Holy Ghost in March 2009. The writer says that our God is a creator of all things and has many strategies for his people. This book of poetry is the writer first book and to God be the Glory as the head of her life. You see God Love you and the writer, so much that he touches all. The writer says God has not cast you away. Note From Ms. Lund: Dear Claudia- Thank you for sharing your beautiful book with me. Your work is a serendipitous gift to the reader. You have combined beautifully your poetry with scripture and tied the package together with a shiny red ribbon your faith and passion. All in all, its a labor of love well done. Kudos! I try and center in the Lord each day under the shadow f His wings. Thanks again. God bless you. Mary Anne Lund, Artist

Radical Evil and the Scarcity of Hope

Author : Martin Beck Matuštík
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Opens a way for hope, forgiveness, redemption, and love to spring from evil

The Witnesses to Christianity Or The Certainty of Our Faith and Hope

Author : Simon Patrick
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The Witnesses to Christianity or the certainty of our Faith and Hope in a discourse upon 1 S John v 7 8

Author : Simon PATRICK (successively Bishop of Chichester and of Ely.)
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Abiding Hope

Author : Benjamin A. Samuelson
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It took Benjamin A. Samuelson 50 years before he could begin to relate his story to Jeff Shevlowitz. From his happy childhoos in Rumania to the horrors of 4 Nazi concentration camps to the Israeli struggle for independence--this is the author's story of historical experience; countless miracles; and the will to live, with abiding hope, to tell the world of what he had witnessed. There will come a time, not too many years from now, when no one who suffered at the hands of the Nazis will be here to proclaim: "I was there. This happened to me. I saw this." But Benjamin is one who has come forward to tell his story of the Holocaust. He is one of few survivors of the Auschwitz Sonderkommando.

Witness For My Father A World War II Story Of Loss Hope And Discovery

Author : Barbara Bergren
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This is the story of the author's father, Martin, a Holocaust survivor. After fifty years, a surprise telephone call opens the door to Martin's past and how he was nurtured back to health by an African-American troop after his liberation from the Dachau concentration camp. This inspirational story of courage, resilience and acts of kindness translates into lessons for tolerance and compassion for humanity.

Cobbett s Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period 1163 to the Present Time 1820

Author : Thomas Bayly Howell
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A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783

Author : Thomas Bayly Howell
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Cobbett s Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

Author : Thomas Bayly Howell
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