The Missionary Position

Author: Christopher Hitchens

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 085789840X

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, feted by politicians, the Church and the world's media, Mother Teresa of Calcutta appears to be on the fast track to sainthood. But what makes Mother Teresa so divine? In this frank and damning exposé of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature and limits of one woman's mission to help the world's poor. He probes the source of the heroic status bestowed upon an Albanian nun whose only declared wish was to serve God. He asks whether Mother Teresa's good works answered any higher purpose than the need of the world's privileged to see someone, somewhere, doing something for the Third World. He unmasks pseudo-miracles, questions Mother Teresa's fitness to adjudicate on matters of sex and reproduction, and reports on a version of saintly ubiquity which affords genial relations with dictators, corrupt tycoons and convicted frauds. Is Mother Teresa merely an essential salve to the conscience of the rich West, or an expert PR machine for the Catholic Church? In its caustic iconoclasm and unsparing wit, The Missionary Position showcases the devastating effect of Hitchens' writing at its polemical best. A dirty job but someone had to do it. By the end of this elegantly written, brilliantly argued piece of polemic, it is not looking good for Mother Teresa. - Sunday Times

The Missionary Position

Author: R. E. Dinlocker

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781425996703

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 3402


In the 1970's Angie Benedetto, a smart-mouthed Brooklyn girl whos neighborhood customs chafe her as much as her plaid-flannel Catholic school uniform, desperately wants to fly. Angie dreams of flying airplanes, traveling to exotic places and finding a guy who doesn't think high-roll collars and a duck's ass hairstyle mark the height of sophistication. After Angies mother allows her to fly for her Uncle Anthony as a missionary pilot, Angie reports the murder of Asmat natives. She becomes a tool for her Uncles plans to gain control of a gold mine and the quarry of mercenaries who protect the new owners possession of the same mine. Charles Abbott Aldridge is a proper New Englander who wants to study primitive tribes, help his father, and be left alone to live his life. Charles, lost and presumed dead for half-a-dozen years, is the only man who can help Angie. Smart-mouthed Angie needs proper New Englander Charles to escape from those people looking to kill her and Charles needs Angie to help his father. Angies Uncle Anthony must deal with Angies mother alone.

The Missionary Position

Author: Keith Reddin

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822226222

Category: Drama

Page: 53

View: 1338


THE STORY: Pragmatism and piety collide in this political comedy set during a Presidential primary season. The action takes place in a series of banal hotel rooms in various cities, where Roger, an operative of a Christian organization, does battle

How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position

Author: Tabish Khair

Publisher: Interlink Publishing

ISBN: 1623710464

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9108


A HILARIOUS, SATIRICAL NOVEL FROM AWARD-WINNING INDIAN WRITER. Funny and sad, satirical and humane, this novel tells the interlinked stories of three unforgettable men whose trajectories cross in Denmark: the flamboyant Ravi, the fundamentalist Karim, and the unnamed and pragmatic Pakistani narrator. As the unnamed narrator copes with his divorce, and Ravi—despite his exterior of skeptical flamboyance—falls deeply in love with a beautiful woman who is incapable of responding in kind, Karim, their landlord, goes on with his job as a taxi driver and his regular Friday Qur’an sessions. But is he going on with something else? Who is Karim? And why does he disappear suddenly at times or receive mysterious phone calls? When a “terrorist attack” takes place in town, all three men find themselves embroiled in doubt, suspicion, and, perhaps, danger. An acerbic commentary on the times, How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position is also a bitter-sweet, spell-binding novel about love and life today.

meXicana Encounters

Author: Rosa Linda Fregoso

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520937287

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 3013


meXicana Encounters charts the dynamic and contradictory representation of Mexicanas and Chicanas in culture. Rosa Linda Fregoso's deft analysis of the cultural practices and symbolic forms that shape social identities takes her across a wide and varied terrain. Among the subjects she considers are the recent murders and disappearances of women in Ciudad Juárez; transborder feminist texts that deal with private, domestic forms of violence; how films like John Sayles's Lone Star re-center white masculinity; and the significance of la familia to the identity of Chicanas/os and how it can subordinate gender and sexuality to masculinity and heterosexual roles. Fregoso's self-reflexive approach to cultural politics embraces the movement for social justice and offers new insights into the ways that racial and gender differences are inscribed in cultural practices.

Day Pass From The Asylum

Author: Meryl Taylor

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462899439

Category: Poetry

Page: 468

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Day Pass From The Asylum is Meryl Taylor's second large collection of poetry published and ninth overall since 1987. She is also a romance novelist with first title to be released in August in the UK. She is a retired law enforcement officer, equestrian, artist and attributes her gifts to her hellish childhood and the kind people she crossed paths with by chance and by providence (Aunt BeaTisdale) Especially to be mentioned is her late husband who never lost faith and the incredible Todd Gates whose gift for healing and friendship tapped a well spring of creativity that has been a blessing. Thank you dear friend. Part of the proceeds of this volume will be dedicated to the American Humane Society.

So Beautiful

Author: Leonard Sweet

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781434799791

Category: Religion

Page: 302

View: 8592


In this seminal work, Sweet shares how three strands form the church: missional, relational, and incarnational. He calls for the re-union of these three essential, complementary components of Christian life.