A Severe Mercy

Author: Sheldon Vanauken

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062116703

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Beloved, profoundly moving account of the author's marriage, the couple's search for faith and friendship with C. S. Lewis, and a spiritual strength that sustained Vanauken after his wife's untimely death.

A Severe Mercy

Author: Mark J. Boda

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 157506684X

Category: History

Page: 633

View: 4009

The biblical-theological approach Boda takes in this work is canonical-thematic, tracing the presentation of the theology of sin and its remedy in the canonical form and shape of the Old Testament. The hermeneutical foundations for this enterprise have been laid by others in past decades, especially by Brevard Childs in his groundbreaking work. But A Severe Mercy also reflects recent approaches to integrating biblical understanding with other methodologies in addition to Childs’s. Thus, it enters the imaginative space of the ancient canon of the Old Testament in order to highlight the “word views” and “literary shapes” of the “texts taken individually and as a whole collection.” For the literary shape of the individual texts, it places the “word views” of the dominant expressions and images, as well as various passages, in the larger context of the biblical books in which they are found. For the literary shape of the texts as a collection, it identifies key subthemes and traces their development through the Old Testament canon. The breadth of Boda’s study is both challenging and courageous, resulting in the first comprehensive examination of the topic in the 21st century.

Summary of Sheldon Vanauken's A Severe Mercy

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The country road stretched ahead, deserted. A single car, an MG-TD two-seater, was creeping along with its lights off and its top down. The driver looked intently at every tree and contour. The few houses were dark and silent, for it was long past midnight. #2 He stood on the bridge and looked at the house. It was large and white and spacious, exactly like he remembered it. He wondered what it would be like to live there. He did not go any farther. #3 He thought of the house he had known as a child, and the people who had lived there. He thought of his father, who had been the permanent mayor of his town. #4 The author’s father, a ghost watcher, was a deep influence on him. He had always wanted to go to Oxford, and when in the end he went up, it seemed both right and inevitable.

A Severe Mercy

Author: Sheldon Vanauken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444701401

Category: Christian biography

Page: 304

View: 7947

C. S. Lewis was their mentor and friend. When tragedy struck, he became their guide and a comforter of piercing insight and compassion. His letters are carefully preserved and reproduced in this moving account of the extraordinary love between Sheldon Vanauken and Jean Davis. This beautiful tale bears witness not only to the relationship between Van and Davy, but to the understanding which grew between two men who both had to suffer the severe pain of loss.

Sheldon Vanauken

Author: Will Vaus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935688037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 5803

The life story of Sheldon Vanauken is one of adventure, romance, conversion, grief, and recovery. Much of this was chronicled in the autobiographical bestseller, A Severe Mercy.However, a good deal of Vanauken's fascinating life remained shrouded in secrecy ... until now. Through a process of careful historical research, including interviews with Vanauken's many friends, colleagues, and students, Will Vaus reveals to the reader the numerous facets of a complex character. In this biography we discover: Vanauken the struggling student, the bon-vivant lover, the sailor who witnessed the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the seeker who returned to faith through C. S. Lewis, the beloved professor of English literature and history, the feminist and anti-war activist who participated in the March on the Pentagon, the bestselling author, and Vanauken the convert to Catholicism. What emerges is the portrait of a man relentlessly in search of beauty, love, and truth, a man who believed that, in the end, he found all three. "A sympathetic, perceptive and well researched study of one of America's most important recent religious writers. Readers of A Severe Mercy are in Will Vaus' debt for such an illuminating and informative study." Alister McGrath, author of C. S. Lewis: A Life "Van was a character - a very good one as it happens, and Will Vaus catches the actuality of this intriguing man of many parts. Very illuminating reading." Thomas Howard, author of On Being Catholic "This is a charming biography about a doubly charming man who wrote a triply charming book. It is a great way to meet the man behind A Severe Mercy." Peter Kreeft, author of Jacob's Ladder: Ten Steps to Truth "Vaus has masterfully captured the spirit of Vanauken, his deep desire for beauty, his mistakes along the way, and eventually his love of God. Reading this biography takes me back to the same deep emotions I have every time I read A Severe Mercy." Jim Belcher, author of Deep Church "Sheldon Vanauken's story of C. S. Lewis, Oxford, a passionate love, and a tragic loss captured the imagination of Evangelical Christians thirty years ago. Will Vaus' biography of the author of A Severe Mercy captures the same mixture of a flawed romantic quest driven by a longing for truth, goodness and beauty, that culminates in the fullness of the Catholic faith. Vaus' book is a study in divine providence and a captivating biography of a unique and noble soul." Fr. Dwight Longenecker, author of The Quest for the Creed "Very well written, thoroughly researched, hard to put down despite many tears - Will Vaus captures the essence of Van in this book." Marion, Davy Vanauken's daughter Will Vaus is a popular speaker and the author of a variety of books including The Hidden Story of Narnia, Speaking of Jack, and Mere Theology.

Partners in God's Love

Author: John Davey

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602662177

Category: Religion

Page: 406

View: 4624

Written by a retired missionary in the form of a daily devotional, this book combines a lifetime of personal experiences with biblical principles. It covers topics such as patriotic love, brotherly love, love calling children home, love among the ruins, and self love. (Practical Life)

Pilgrim Souls

Author: Amy Mandelker,Elizabeth Powers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684843110

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 554

View: 5340

An intellectually stimulating, profoundly inspiring anthology, wherein 60 authors reveal their own spiritual journeys and examine timeless problems of significance.

A Hoosier Sampler

Author: James Alvin Huston

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761816140

Category: American literature

Page: 612

View: 806

In A Hoosier Sampler, James A. Huston provides a thorough compilation of the works of some of Indiana's most notable writers. Huston brings to the foreground such world renowned authors as Lew Wallace, Lloyd C. Douglas, Charles Major, Kurt Vonnegut, and James Whitcomb Riley among others, to produce a comprehensive volume of great works that provides the true flavor of each author's style as well as interesting, enjoyable, and instructive reading. Covering nearly every accomplished Indiana writer, this anthology will be of great use to students and professors of literature as well as the general reader.