From Fire, by Water

Author: Sohrab Ahmari

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 162164202X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 6651


Sohrab Ahmari was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church. In From Fire, by Water, he recounts this unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass. At once a young intellectual’s finely crafted self-portrait and a life story at the intersection of the great ideas and events of our time, the book marks the debut of a compelling new Catholic voice.

From Fire, by Water

Author: Sohrab Ahmari

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1642290645

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 995


Sohrab Ahmari was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church. In From Fire, by Water, he recounts this unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass. At once a young intellectual’s finely crafted self-portrait and a life story at the intersection of the great ideas and events of our time, the book marks the debut of a compelling new Catholic voice.

By Fire, By Water

Author: Mitchell James Kaplan

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590513525

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 6374


Recipient of the Independent Publishers Award for Historical Fiction (Gold Medal), the Foreword Book of the Year Award for Historical Fiction (Bronze Medal), and an honorable mention in the category of General Fiction for the Eric Hoffer Award. Luis de Santángel, chancellor to the court and longtime friend of the lusty King Ferdinand, has had enough of the Spanish Inquisition. As the power of Inquisitor General Tomás de Torquemada grows, so does the brutality of the Spanish church and the suspicion and paranoia it inspires. When a dear friend’s demise brings the violence close to home, Santángel is enraged and takes retribution into his own hands. But he is from a family of conversos, and his Jewish heritage makes him an easy target. As Santángel witnesses the horrific persecution of his loved ones, he begins slowly to reconnect with the Jewish faith his family left behind. Feeding his curiosity about his past is his growing love for Judith Migdal, a clever and beautiful Jewish woman navigating the mounting tensions in Granada. While he struggles to decide what his reputation is worth and what he can sacrifice, one man offers him a chance he thought he’d lost…the chance to hope for a better world. Christopher Columbus has plans to discover a route to paradise, and only Luis de Santángel can help him. Within the dramatic story lies a subtle, insightful examination of the crisis of faith at the heart of the Spanish Inquisition. Irresolvable conflict rages within the conversos in By Fire, By Water, torn between the religion they left behind and the conversion meant to ensure their safety. In this story of love, God, faith, and torture, fifteenth-century Spain comes to dazzling, engrossing life.

Disaster Preparedness

Author: Association of Research Libraries

Publisher: Association of Research Libr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: 184

View: 7254


Most librarians know the importance of disaster preparedness. Many disasters could have been prevented altogether or have had reduced impact if institutions had been better prepared. This resource guide suggests how disaster preparedness can be achieved at cultural institutions. Twenty-three basic resource articles are presented to introduce disaster preparedness. They deal with the safety of collections rather than the safety of staff, and related issues such as security and environmental control are not addressed. Of the materials that cover what to do once a disaster has occurred, most emphasize water damage because so many causes of disaster result in water damage. The resource guide is supplemented by a list of 23 selected readings. When a choice had to be made between a readily available source and one that was difficult to obtain, the hard-to-obtain one was included in the resource guide, and a reference to the other was provided in the bibliography. The basic processes for disaster preparedness include: (1) brainstorming potential disasters; (2) investigating responses to past disasters; (3) outlining a disaster plan; (4) determining remaining needs; and (5) developing recommendations. (SLD)

Interpretation and Compendium of Historical Fire Accounts in the Northern Great Plains

Author: Kenneth F. Higgins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fire

Page: 39

View: 3534


This interpretation and compendium of historical fire accounts in the northern Great Plains provides resource managers with background information to justify the study or use of fire in management and provides a reference of historic fire accounts for those without ready access to major library collections. Historical accounts of fire are critiqued to aid interpreting the compendium accounts. An interpretation is included by the author.

Priceless Florida

Author: Eleanor Noss Whitney,D. Bruce Means,Anne Rudloe

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561643080

Category: Nature

Page: 423

View: 4397


Ellie Whitney grew up in New York City, was educated at Harvard and Washington universities, and has lived in Tallahassee since 1970. She has taught at Florida State and Florida A & M universities Bruce Means grew up in Alaska, has a Ph. D. in biology from the Florida State University, and is president of the Coastal Plains Institute and Land Conservancy Anne Rudloe has a Ph. D. in biology from Florida State University. She and her husband Jack Rudloe live in Panacea, Florida, where they run the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory.

Plato's Cosmology

Author: Plato,Francis M. Cornford

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872203860

Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

View: 2592


A reprint of the Routledge edition of 1935.