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Night Of The Confessor

Author : Tomáš Halík
ISBN : 9780385524520
Genre : Religion
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A reflection on the ties between faith, paradox, change and resurrection by an award-winning Roman Catholic priest who survived religious persecution in the Czech Republic reminds readers about historical periods of intolerance while arguing that an acceptance of paradoxes is central to promoting peace. Original.
Category: Religion

I Want You To Be

Author : Tomáš Halík
ISBN : 9780268100759
Genre : Religion
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In his two previous books translated into English, Patience with God and Night of the Confessor, best-selling Czech author and theologian Tomáš Halík focused on the relationship between faith and hope. Now, in I Want You to Be, Halík examines the connection between faith and love, meditating on a statement attributed to St. Augustine—amo, volo ut sis, “I love you: I want you to be”—and its importance for contemporary Christian practice. Halík suggests that because God is not an object, love for him must be expressed through love of human beings. He calls for Christians to avoid isolating themselves from secular modernity and recommends instead that they embrace an active and loving engagement with nonbelievers through acts of servitude. At the same time, Halík critiques the drive for mere material success and suggests that love must become more than a private virtue in contemporary society. I Want You to Be considers the future of Western society, with its strong division between Christian and secular traditions, and recommends that Christians think of themselves as partners with nonbelievers. Halik’s distinctive style is to present profound insights on religious themes in an accessible way to a lay audience. As in previous books, this volume links spiritual and theological/philosophical topics with a tentative diagnosis of our times. This is theology written on one’s knees; Halik is as much a spiritual writer as a theologian. I Want You to Be will interest both general and scholarly readers interested in questions of secularism and Christianity in modern life.
Category: Religion

Patience With God

Author : Tomas Halik
ISBN : 9780385529570
Genre : Religion
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For all the debate about belief and nonbelief in today’s world—and how everyone becomes pigeonholed by one or the other— Tomáš Halík teaches that God requires us to persevere with our doubts, carry them in our hearts, and allow them to lead us to maturity. For Halík, patience is the main difference between faith and atheism. Faith, hope, and love are three aspects of patience in the face of God’s silence, which is interpreted as “the death of God” by atheists and is not taken seriously enough by fundamentalists. Using the gospel story of Jesus’s encounter with Zacchaeus, Halík issues an invitation to all people who stand (like Zacchaeus did) on the sideline—curious but noncommittal. The fact that Jesus gravitated to the poor and the marginalized means that he also has a special place in his heart for diligent seekers on the margins of the community of believers.
Category: Religion

Edward The Confessor

Author : Frank Barlow
ISBN : 0520053192
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Combines political biography and acute historical scholarship to provide a documented account of the life and reign of this eleventh-century Anglo-Danish monarch who was canonized as a saint
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Terry Goodkind
ISBN : 1429924713
Genre : Fiction
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Terry Goodkind's bestselling, epic fantasy series Sword of Truth continues with Confessor. Descending into darkness, about to be overwhelmed by evil, those people still free are powerless to stop the coming dawn of a savage new world, while Richard faces the guilt of knowing that he must let it happen. Alone, he must bear the weight of a sin he dare not confess to the one person he loves...and has lost. Join Richard and Kahlan in the concluding novel of one of the most remarkable and memorable journeys ever written. It started with one rule, and will end with the rule of all rules, the rule unwritten, the rule unspoken since the dawn of history. When next the sun rises, the world will be forever changed. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Ballad Of The Confessor

Author : William Zink
ISBN : 0970070209
Genre : Fiction
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Ballad of the Confessor is a visceral account of one man's struggle against the humiliating elements of physical and emotional distress. Set in the shadows of Charleston's pastel mansions, it's a story about the here and now -- the daily reality for a motley group of outcasts, drifters, and dreamers, whose lives are forever bound by the thread of mutual hope.
Category: Fiction


Author : Terry Goodkind
ISBN : 1429984406
Genre : Fiction
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With Wizard's First Rule and seven subsequent masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled readers worldwide with the unique sweep of his storytelling. Now, in Chainfire, Goodkind returns with a new novel of Richard and Kahlan, the beginning of a sequence of three novels that will bring their epic story to its culmination. After being gravely injured in battle, Richard awakes to discover Kahlan missing. To his disbelief, no one remembers the woman he is frantically trying to find. Worse, no one believes that she really exists, or that he was ever married. Alone as never before, he must find the woman he loves more than life itself....if she is even still alive. If she was ever even real. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

The Life Of Saint Edward King And Confessor

Author : Saint Aelred (of Rievaulx)
ISBN : 190115775X
Genre : Religion
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When Henry II came to the throne of England, he was hailed as the one who brought to an end the divisions caused by the Norman conquest, for both the Saxon and Norman royal lines met in him. To promote this newfound unity, the cult of King Edward the Confessor was promoted, culminating in his canonization in 1161. Shortly afterwards, on October 13, 1163, the new saint's body was solemnly enshrined in Westminster Abbey. On this occasion the honor of preparing the sermon was given to Aelred, the revered Abbot of Rievaulx. On the same occasion, Aelred undertook to write the life of St. Edward, and this is the text now first presented in English.
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The Confessor

Author : Daniel Silva
ISBN : 9780451211484
Genre : Fiction
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In the wake of a Munich writer's assassination, Mossad agent Gabriel Allon and Vatican priest Pietro embark on dangerous journeys that reveal long-buried secrets affecting the fates of millions of people. Reprint.
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Edward The Confessor

Author : Richard Mortimer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132207106
Genre : Art
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The life and cult of Edward the Confessor are here fully reappraised.
Category: Art