The Former Lives of Saints

The Former Lives of Saints Author Damian Rucci
ISBN-10 0998507725
Release 2017-04-21
Pages 108
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Damian and Ezhno live across the country from each other and both work dead end night jobs. Every morning, they stare at the same rising sun and contemplate martyrdom for causes they haven't found yet. They want to be pure. They want to feel at home. They want the past to quit kneeing them in the groin. They aren't so sure about a future.



The Sex Lives of Saints

The Sex Lives of Saints Author Virginia Burrus
ISBN-10 0812200721
Release 2010-08-03
Pages 224
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Has a repressive morality been the primary contribution of Christianity to the history of sexuality? The ascetic concerns that pervade ancient Christian texts would seem to support such a common assumption. Focusing on hagiographical literature, Virginia Burrus pursues a fresh path of interpretation, arguing that the early accounts of the lives of saints are not antierotic but rather convey a sublimely transgressive "countereroticism" that resists the marital, procreative ethic of sexuality found in other strands of Christian tradition. Without reducing the erotics of ancient hagiography to a single formula, The Sex Lives of Saints frames the broad historical, theological, and theoretical issues at stake in such a revisionist interpretation of ascetic eroticism, with particular reference to the work of Michel Foucault and Georges Bataille, David Halperin and Geoffrey Harpham, Leo Bersani and Jean Baudrillard. Burrus subsequently proceeds through close, performative readings of the earliest Lives of Saints, mostly dating to the late fourth and early fifth centuries—Jerome's Lives of Paul, Malchus, Hilarion, and Paula; Gregory of Nyssa's Life of Macrina; Augustine's portrait of Monica; Sulpicius Severus's Life of Martin; and the slightly later Lives of so-called harlot saints. Queer, s/m, and postcolonial theories are among the contemporary discourses that prove intriguingly resonant with an ancient art of "saintly" loving that remains, in Burrus's reading, promisingly mobile, diverse, and open-ended.



Old English Prose

Old English Prose Author Michael Pieck
ISBN-10 9783640626199
Release 2010-05
Pages 29
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"Lives of saints were a very popular genre in Christian Europe throughout the entire Middle Ages, and their popularity did not cease until the Reformation in the 16 th century. Since Late Antiquity two basic concepts of saints' lives had evolved, the passio ('passion') and the vita ('life'). “The passio was the literary form appropriate for a saint who had been martyred for his / her faith, whereas the vita properly pertained to a confessor (that is, a saint whose impeccable service to God constituted a metaphorical, not real, martyrdom). At the end of the 10 th century the monk and author Ælfric of Eynsham translated a collection of forty lives of saints into the Old English vernacular. Together with his Catholic Homilies, they represent the heyday of Old English prose in the late 10th and early 11th century. The overall intention of his Lives of Saints is the same, namely to commemorate a saint on his or her feast day, and to instruct and edify the reader or hearer. The particular lives, however, are treated individually according to the different concepts, the passio and the vita. Two of Ælfric's Lives of Saints, St. Edmund's and St. Ætheldryth's, represent these two concepts. The former describes a man's life of active participation with a Christian impetus culminating in martyrdom and death, whereas the latter represents a woman's life remote from worldly affairs, which can also be described as a passive life. Ælfric was not just a learned monk and translator but a formidable writer and stylist in his mother tongue. The fact that he had written a book for teaching Latin in Old English leads to the assumption that he must have been familiar with the peculiarities of grammatical constructions in both languages. A comparison between The Life of St. Edmund (passio) and the Life of St. Æthelthryth (vita), will show that, despite many parallels, he strengthens the individual concepts, male and active vs. female and passive, not only by purely stylistic but also grammatical means.



The illustrated Christian year or Lives of the most eminent saints

The illustrated Christian year  or  Lives of the most eminent saints Author Christian year
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590228215
Release 1848
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Aelfric s Lives of saints

Aelfric s Lives of saints Author Aelfric (Abbot of Eynsham.)
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105005675918
Release 1881
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The Lives of Saints

The Lives of Saints Author
ISBN-10 BDM:13020100029961
Release 1729
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Butler s Lives of the Saints April

Butler s Lives of the Saints  April Author Alban Butler
ISBN-10 0860122530
Release 1995
Pages 256
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For more than two centuries, "Butler's" has been one of the best known, most widely consulted hagiographies. In its brief and authoritative entries, readers can find a wealth of knowledge on the lives and deeds of the saints, as well as their ecclesiastical and historical importance since canonization.



The Lives of Saints

The Lives of Saints Author Charles Fell
ISBN-10 PRNC:32101067675023
Release 1750
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The Lives of Saints

The Lives of Saints Author Alban Butler
ISBN-10
Release 2012
Pages 250
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Lives of Saints includes hundreds of pages, but can conveniently fit in your E-Reader! Alban Butler (1710–1773) was an English Roman Catholic priest who wrote about religious leaders in the Catholic Church. Lives of Saints is Alban Butler’s best known work. Lives of Saints is a wonderful text which took Mr. Butler 30 years of studying to accomplish. Lives of Saints is the most comprehensive collection of biographies on church leaders over the centuries. Modern editions of Butler’s Lives, including this one, are split up by the month that each saint’s feast day falls within.



Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Religion Author Roy W. Perrett
ISBN-10 9781135703295
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 384
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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Sacred Biography in the Buddhist Traditions of South and Southeast Asia

Sacred Biography in the Buddhist Traditions of South and Southeast Asia Author Juliane Schober
ISBN-10 0824816994
Release 1997
Pages 366
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"Sacred Biography brings together the erudite scholarship of major scholars in the field who enhance our knowledge of Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia. The combination of thematic depth and theoretical sophistication makes this volume innovative reading for all scholars with comparative interests in the study of religion, history, and anthropology."--BOOK JACKET



Death and Immortality

Death and Immortality Author R.W. Perrett
ISBN-10 9024734401
Release 1987
Pages 202
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The research for this work was undertaken during my tenure of a Senior Tutor ship in the Faculty of Arts and Music at the University of Otago (1983-85). Versions of some of the chapters herein have already been accepted for publication in the form of journal articles in Philosophy, Philosophy East and West, Sophia, and Religious Studies. My thanks to the editors and publishers concerned for permission to reuse this material. A number of people have assisted me in various ways. My greatest debt is to Graham Oddie, who supervised my doctoral research in this area and with whom I have had the benefit of innumerable discussions on these and other philosophical matters. I am very grateful for all I have learned from him. I would also like to thank: Bob Durrant for commenting helpfully on Chapter 2; the late Jim Harvie, both for his valuable suggestions (particularly regarding the material of Chapter 4) and for his encouraging enthusiasm for the whole project; George Hughes for his extensive comments on the whole work; and (for various points of detail) Alan Musgrave, Charles Pigden and Bryan Wilson. Despite much good advice, however, I have some times preferred to go my own way, recalling Blake's proverb: "If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise. " With regard to the typing of the manuscript I am indebted to the word-processor wizardry of Jane Tannahill and Christine Colbert.



Seasons and Saints for the Christian Year

Seasons and Saints for the Christian Year Author Nicola Currie
ISBN-10 0715149016
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 128
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This resource for children's work offers material on the major festivals of the Christian year, some well known saints days and a selection of the "new names" in the three-year lectionary. Each chapter includes: an introductory illustration relating to the person or festival; a biblical, historical and/or bibliographical introduction to the saint or festival; a summary of the main themes of the story or festival to be explored in the activity ideas; craft, music, games or cookery ideas; suggestions for how the material can be incorporated into Church worship or a school assembly.



Anglo Saxon Saints Lives as History Writing in Late Medieval England

Anglo Saxon Saints Lives as History Writing in Late Medieval England Author Cynthia Turner Camp
ISBN-10 9781843844020
Release 2015-04-16
Pages 260
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A groundbreaking assessment of the use medieval English history-writers made of saints' lives.



Healing Your Past Lives

Healing Your Past Lives Author Roger J. Woolger
ISBN-10 9781604077452
Release 2012-09-04
Pages 96
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Could our memories of past-life experiences offer a key to unlocking the mysteries and questions we struggle with today? According to Dr. Roger Woolger, the answer is yes—and anyone can learn to explore these extraordinary memories to retrieve valuable healing insights. With Healing Your Past Lives, Woolger gathers together an astonishing two decades of research that he has conducted with hundreds of patients, to offer a clear account of past lives—including many specific techniques to begin investigating them. Readers join Woolger to discover: How past-life memories can help resolve cases of depression, anxiety, and other inexplicable symptoms World teachings and clinical evidence on past lives Six guided past-life practices on CD, and much more



Possible Lives

Possible Lives Author Alison Knowles Frazier
ISBN-10 9780231503396
Release 2005-02-05
Pages 544
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Possible Lives uses the saints'lives written by humanists of the Italian Renaissance to explore the intertwining of classical and religious cultures on the eve of the European Reformation. The lives of saints were among the most reproduced and widely distributed literatures of medieval and early modern Europe. During the century before the Reformation, these narratives of impossible goodness fell into the hands of classicizing intellectuals known as humanists. This study examines how the humanist authors received, criticized, and rewrote the traditional stories of exemplary virtue for patrons and audiences who were surprisingly open to their textual experiments. Drawn from a newly constructed catalog of primary sources in manuscript and print, the cases in this book range from the lure of martyrdom as the West confronted Islam to the use of saints'lives in local politics and the rhetorician's classroom. Frazier discusses the writers'perceptions of historical sanctity, the commanding place of the mendicant friars, and one unique account of a contemporary holy woman. Possible Lives shows that the classical Renaissance was also a saintly Renaissance, as humanists deployed their rhetorical and philological skills to "renew the persuasive force of Christian virtue" and "save the cult of the saints." Combining quantitative and anecdotal approaches in a highly readable series of case studies, Frazier reveals the contextual richness of this little-known and unexpectedly large body of Latin hagiography.



Diary of My Past Lives

Diary of My Past Lives Author Svetlana Miskovic
ISBN-10 1462843093
Release 2009-04-17
Pages 111
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Diaries of My Past Lives - Is a collection of short stories inspired by the events from the author’s life. They are easily recognized as hospital stories, war related stories, stories from the North and others. Growing up under specific circumstances she has been watching the world under a microscope of her own. So as much as the stories are related to factual events they are, in fact, fiction. One of her significant inspirations is based on letters. Her family and friends have been scattered all over the world and for that reason it became a tradition in her family life to write letters. Using a narrative form, this author speaks about the texture of life and in life, relating to myth and poetics and colors of art as well. Her hospital stories have a specific implication of how woman’s life is affected by brutal treatment and still unsuccessful medicine to find a cure for cancer. English language is author’s second language and that makes her writing complex, long and slow process. Her continual sentence polishing and search for adequate wording that corresponds to her native language is an ongoing process. Her major critic is her common-law husband. He is also her editor. His criticism has been an important help by insisting on precision and by that helping her to distance herself from the work and review the work anew. Each story implies a metaphor left for the readers to discover and reflect upon. Experience conveyed in the work hopefully will stir readers’ emotions and reflection about their own mosaic of events.