The Return of the Prodigal Son

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Publisher: Image Books

ISBN: 9780385473071

Category: Religion

Page: 151

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Inspired by Rembrandt's depiction of the gospel story, a Catholic priest reflects on homecoming, affirmation, reconciliation, and forgivness while probing the complexity of the father-son relationship

The Return of the Prodigal Son

Author: Hermione Chase

Publisher: Hermione Chase

ISBN: 1310021724


Page: 85

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New Scotland Yard detective Philip Graves is plagued by nightmares from his past as his partner is killed in a fire during a stakeout. Blaming senior management he is given sick leave at a time when he hears that his estranged father has been attacked and is in a critical condition. He travels home to be at his parents side, but can't help becoming involved in the investigation into the attack on his father. He makes contact with senior officers in the town of Willenbury and is drawn into a series of macabre murders steeped in the past including the discovery of a mummified body encased inside a bridge column. Others are uncovered that take the investigation back to a fire at an orphanage in 1953 and the discovery of a past Graves never knew he had, kept hidden through suppressed memories.

The Unfolding Mystery of the Divine Name

Author: Michael P. Knowles

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830863915

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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When Moses asked God to show him his glory, the Lord passed before him and proclaimed his name. And from that name cascaded a promise of grace and love, compassion and faithfulness, forgiveness and slowness to anger. The story is told in Exodus 34:5-7, but the resonant name reverberates through the corridors of Scripture. Michael Knowles teases out the rich dimensions and implications of this name by listening carefully to Exodus 34 and its biblical echoes. He particularly tunes his ear to the spiritual meditations of later sages. In tracing the unfolding mystery of the divine name throughout the span of Israel's story, he finds it startlingly resolved in the God of Sinai becoming present in our midst. The manifold name of God has long captivated those who trace their spiritual ancestry to Abraham, whether they are Jewish, Christian or Muslim. This book brings this spiritual quest into dialogue with Scripture and tradition, and invites us to experience this God of the eternal name.

The Exile and Return of Writers from East-Central Europe

Author: John Neubauer,Borbála Zsuzsanna Török

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110217740

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 639

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This is the first comparative study of literature written by writers who fled from East-Central Europe during the twentieth century. It includes not only interpretations of individual lives and literary works, but also studies of the most important literary journals, publishers, radio programs, and other aspects of exile literary cultures. The theoretical part of introduction distinguishes between exiles, émigrés, and expatriates, while the historical part surveys the pre-twentieth-century exile traditions and provides an overview of the exilic events between 1919 and 1995; one section is devoted to exile cultures in Paris, London, and New York, as well as in Moscow, Madrid, Toronto, Buenos Aires and other cities. The studies focus on the factional divisions within each national exile culture and on the relationship between the various exiled national cultures among each other. They also investigate the relation of each exile national culture to the culture of its host country. Individual essays are devoted to Witold Gombrowicz, Paul Goma, Milan Kundera, Monica Lovincescu, Miloš Crnjanski, Herta Müller, and to the “internal exile” of Imre Kertész. Special attention is devoted to the new forms of exile that emerged during the ex-Yugoslav wars, and to the problems of “homecoming” of exiled texts and writers.

The Prodigal Son Returns

Author: Solrac

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1617775932

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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By all appearances, Anko is no more than a sixteen-year-old kid; but looks can be deceiving. Created by the ancient gods, he has lived since the beginning of time; and his true desire is to join them as an equal. In order to do so, however, he must complete a specific set of tasks; so Anko sets out on his quest to climb nine hundred and ninety-nine steps. Each level represents a new challenge and exposes him to unseen dangers placed before him by the jealous god Osiris. No one had seen Sack Fitzpatrick since he disappeared. But then John-Philippe Crosswind appears, looking extremely similar to Sack. The Prodigal Son Returns is book two in Solrac's nine hundred and ninety-nine steps trilogy and will take readers on a mysterious and fantastic journey from the depths of the underworld to the heights of heaven and everywhere else you can imagine.

The Soul of Medicine

Author: John R. Peteet,Michael N. D'Ambra

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421403951

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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To better understand how various world views are incorporated into clinical work, doctors must ask themselves—as these contributors have—a series of important questions: What insights about life and healing does your faith provide? How does your faith challenge or reinforce contemporary medicine? How do you assess and address spirituality in clinical practice? How do your own beliefs influence your interactions with patients?The Soul of Medicine encourages medical students and practitioners to recognize the spiritual dimensions of medicine, to consider how these dimensions inform their own education and practice, and to be compassionate about their patients’—and their own—religious beliefs.

Antiquity Forgot

Author: Howard B. White

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400996632

Category: History

Page: 160

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It was probably Rousseau who first thought of dreams as ennobling experiences. Anyone who has ever read Reveries du Promeneur Solitaire must be struck by the dreamlike quality of Rousseau's meditations. This dreamlike quality is still with us, and those who experience it find themselves ennobled by it. Witness Martin Luther King's famous "1 have a dream. " Dreaming and inspiration raise the artist to the top rung in the ladder ofhuman relations. That is probably the prevailing view among educated people of our time. Rousseau made that view respectable and predominant. Yet in another sense, the problem is much older. It is the problem of political philosophy and poetry, the problem of Socrates and Aristophanes, of Plato and Homer. Yet, while antiquity usually gives the crown to philosophy, since Rous seau, the alternative view tends to prevail. The distinction is not, however, a formal one. Sir Philip Sidney enlisted Plato on the side of poetry. The true distinction is between imagination and reason. If reason is to rule, as Aristotle points out,l the most architectonic of the sciences, that is political science, should rule. It is political philosophy which must determine the nature of the arts which will help or which will hinder the good of the city or the polity. That does not mean that a mere professor should stand in judgment of Shake speare, Bacon, and Rembrandt. It means that ifhe studies these three great artists, he is not over-stepping disciplinary limits.