The Spirit of the Vikings

Author: Anonymous,Conrad Hjalmar Nordby,Snorri Sturluson,Saemund Sigfusson,Sturla Þórðarson,Hélène Adeline Guerber,Nora Kershaw

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: History

Page: 4967

View: 5440

This meticulously edited collection of Norse literature and mythology – epic stories of legendary Viking voyages and battles, of migration, of feuds between families, the heroic tales from the ancient Nordic history – bring us closer to these people and transmit through time the true spirit of the Vikings._x000D_ Contents:_x000D_ The Elder Eddas of Saemund _x000D_ The Younger Eddas of Sturleson _x000D_ Norse Sagas_x000D_ Kings' Sagas _x000D_ Sagas of Icelanders _x000D_ Legendary Sagas _x000D_ Norse Ballads _x000D_ Norse Mythology:_x000D_ The Beginning_x000D_ Odin_x000D_ Frigga_x000D_ Thor_x000D_ Tyr_x000D_ Bragi_x000D_ Idun_x000D_ Niörd_x000D_ Frey_x000D_ Freya_x000D_ Uller_x000D_ Forseti_x000D_ Heimdall_x000D_ Hermod_x000D_ Vidar_x000D_ Vali_x000D_ The Norns_x000D_ The Valkyrs_x000D_ Hel_x000D_ Ægir_x000D_ Balder_x000D_ Loki_x000D_ The Giants_x000D_ The Dwarfs_x000D_ The Elves_x000D_ The Sigurd Saga_x000D_ The Story of Frithiof_x000D_ The Twilight of the Gods_x000D_ Greek and Northern Mythologies

The Place of God in Piers Plowman and Medieval Art

Author: Mary Clemente Davlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351884204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 713

Probing spatial questions about God posed by Piers Plowman, the author of this interdisciplinary study turns to pictorial evidence-the use of religious space and relationships within such space in English art of the same period. The Place of God in Piers Plowman and Medieval Art is not only a study of the sense of God and of the relationship between God and creatures in the great religious poem, but also an analysis of art works of the high Middle Ages, especially English manuscript illuminations, in their placement of God. Such interdisciplinary analysis historicizes both literature and art, uncovering ways that medieval people imagined God and the understandings that they would have been able to bring to reading and viewing religious art.

Social Work and Social Exclusion

Author: Michael Sheppard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351899295

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

View: 9751

Social exclusion is a subject of major importance in contemporary social work and has been a core feature of social policy developments in the UK and Europe in the past decade. Michael Sheppard argues that the issue of social exclusion lies at the very heart of social work and he examines the implications of this position for both theory and practice. He goes on to examine a range of key topics in social work including: ¢ Social work values and knowledge ¢ Empowerment ¢ Need ¢ The exercise of authority ¢ Authority and Choice ¢ Evidence-based practice ¢ Reflection and reflective learning ¢ Judgement and decision making ¢ Social work and 'art' ¢ Social work as 'science' He discusses how each of these topics reflect an underlying concern with social exclusion, making it clear that even though the term 'social exclusion' is of recent origin, it provides a framework for understanding the enduring themes of social work. The book offers an original contribution to the understanding and practice of social work and includes a reappraisal of some fundamental aspects of the profession and its practice. In its focus on issues of wide concern it will be essential reading for practitioners and students in social work. It will also be of interest within social policy generally, offering an example of the way in which social exclusion becomes an issue of professional concern in welfare, and the form this takes in practice.

The Art of Language

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004510397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

View: 2168

This volume explores different ideas of what language does and what is done with language, considering different ways in which hospitality and humanity are expressed, knowledge is constructed, and asking about more integrative ways in keeping languages relevant.

Parting Knowledge

Author: James Wetzel

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608999459

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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There are forms of knowing that seem either to come from a parting or to require one. Paradigmatically in Genesis, Adam parts from God in order to join in knowledge with his partner, the flesh of his flesh, and the result is a bereft but not unpromising knowledge, looking like a labor of love. Saint Augustine famously--some would say infamously--reads the Genesis paradigm of knowing as a story of original sin, where parting is both damnable and disfiguring and reuniting a matter of incomprehensible grace. Roughly half the essays in this collection engage directly with Augustine's theological animus and follow his thinking into self-division, perversity of will, grief, conversion, and the aspiration for transcendence. The remaining ones, more concerned with grace than with sin, bring an animus more distantly Augustinian to the preemption of forgiveness and the persistence of hell, morality and its limits, sexual piety, strange beauty, and a philosophy that takes in confession. The common pull of all the essays is towards the imperfection in self-knowledge--a place of disfigurement perhaps, but also a nod to transformation.

The Gift of Pain

Author: Philip Yancey,Paul W. Brand

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310221447

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

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A WORLD WITHOUT PAIN? Can such a place exist? It not only can---it does. But it's no utopia. It's a colony for leprosy patients: a world where people literally feel no pain, and reap horrifying consequences. His work with leprosy patients in India and the United States convinced Dr. Paul Brand that pain truly is one of God's great gifts to us. In this inspiring story of his fifty-year career as a healer, Dr. Brand probes the mystery of pain and reveals its importance. As an indicator that lets us know something is wrong, pain has a value that becomes clearest in its absence. The Gift of Pain looks at what pain is and why we need it. Together, the renowned surgeon and award-winning writer Philip Yancey shed fresh light on a gift that none of us want and none of us can do without.

Culture of Death

Author: Wesley J. Smith

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594038562

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 9412

When his teenage son Christopher, brain-damaged in an auto accident, developed a 105-degree fever following weeks of unconsciousness, John Campbell asked the attending physician for help. The doctor refused. Why bother? The boy’s life was effectively over. Campbell refused to accept this verdict. He demanded treatment and threatened legal action. The doctor finally relented. With treatment, Christopher’s temperature—which had eventually reached 107.6 degrees—subsided almost immediately. Soon afterward the boy regained consciousness and was learning to walk again. This story is one of many Wesley J. Smith recounts in his award-winning classic critique of the modern bioethics movement, Culture of Death. In this newly updated edition, Smith chronicles how the threats to the equality of human life have accelerated in recent years, from the proliferation of euthanasia and the Brittany Maynard assisted suicide firestorm, to the potential for “death panels” posed by Obamacare and the explosive Terri Schiavo controversy. Culture of Death reveals how more and more doctors have withdrawn from the Hippocratic Oath and how “bioethicists” influence policy by posing questions such as whether organs may be harvested from the terminally ill and disabled. This is a passionate yet coolly reasoned book about the current crisis in medical ethics by an author who has made “the new thanatology” his consuming interest.