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A Time Of Renewal

Author : Francis, Mother Mary
ISBN : 9781681490274
Genre : Religion
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Mother Mary Francis, abbess of a Poor Clare Monastery for over forty years, left an enduring legacy in her writings and in the conferences given to her spiritual daughters. The many readers who have found spiritual enrichment in other books by Mother Mary Francis will appreciate her beautiful meditations here on the liturgical season of Lent. Although originally addressed to contemplative nuns, these meditations reveal the treasures of the liturgy to Christians in all walks of life. Her insights into Holy Scripture spring from the prayer of one who dwelt in a cloister at the heart of the Church for over sixty-two years, and who daily rested on the Eucharistic Heart of Christ. Her creative intellect and poet's heart have engendered reflections that illuminate the daily Mass readings in a fresh and attractive way. She is a true daughter of St. Francis of Assisi, who found perfect joy by turning away from self to God. These meditations enlighten the reader to see conversion as positive and enriching, and help us to understand that the generous embrace of Lenten penance has a purpose and brings a wondrous reward: deeper union with God. As a spiritual guide, Mother Mary Francis excels in the art of persuasion, aware that the human heart cannot be forced but only gently led to holiness. She makes this goal attractive and desirable by tirelessly explaining why it is the happiest and wisest way to live. This book will provide a wealth of material for plundering the riches of the Lenten season and for deepening one's spiritual life. Her meditations are profound and timeless, not changing from year to year, thus providing a lifetime of Lenten meditations in this one volume.
Category: Religion

A Time For Renewal

Author : Anna Jacobs
ISBN : 9781444787733
Genre : Fiction
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***The second installment in the bestselling, uplifting Rivenshaw Saga, set at the end of the Second World War*** In the wake of World War Two, the whole country is desperate for houses, with very little money available to rebuild. In the town of Rivenshaw in Lancashire, Mayne Esher has no choice but to turn Esherwood, the war-damaged stately home which has been in his family for generations, into flats. Rebuilding Esherwood won't be easy but with Judith Crossley by his side, Mayne hopes to restore it to its former glory. First, he must open it up to some of his long-suffering army friends . . . and it soon becomes clear that the house isn't the only thing which needs rebuilding. Victor is fighting his late wife's rich and arrogant mother for custody of his daughter Betty. Ros has been cheated out of her money and has nowhere to go now she's been demobbed from the army. Daniel is still unsettled after his wartime experiences. He's waiting for his divorce to go through and has family problems that take him away from Rivenshaw. Francis hasn't even been in touch. On top of these troubles, saving Esherwood proves to be a difficult undertaking for Mayne and Judith. And certain people will stop at nothing to prevent it happening. In this time of renewal, will the group find a way to rebuild their lives, and the old house, as planned? *********** Praise for Anna Jacobs: 'Catherine Cookson fans will cheer!' - Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'Anna Jacobs' books are deservedly popular. She is one of the best writers of Lancashire sagas around' - Historical Novels Reviews 'Anna Jacobs' books have an impressive grasp of human emotions' - Sunday Times
Category: Fiction

A Time Of Renewal

Author : Philip Snow
ISBN : 1860641490
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Philip Snow's departure from his beloved Fijian Service on appointment as Bursar of Rugby School was heart-rending. A major factor in the decision was the chance of seeing more of his elder brother, CP Snow, who was always a keenly-felt influence, even when separated by thousands of miles of wide oceans. Philip Snow was himself a character in three of CP Snow's novels and this book contributes to the understanding of the novels and their characters.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Transforming Renewal

Author : Andy Lord
ISBN : 9781630877491
Genre : Religion
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Pentecostal and charismatic renewal movements have seen great growth over the last century and have engaged with many Christian traditions. Yet there are signs that all is not well, and there is a need to develop theologies of renewal that engage with practice and across the traditions if the movements are to continue to grow. In particular, this book seeks an ecumenical engagement between David Watson and Thomas Merton, leaders in the charismatic and monastic renewal movements. The aim is to reflect on the theological roots of these renewal movements through a study of particular people who lived them in practice and sought to help others understand how the triune God was at work. This is done against the wider background of contemporary renewalist theology to develop constructive proposals for renewal theology in the future. Receptive ecumenism provides the method for bringing the different voices into conversation in ways that also point forward in approaches to ecumenical dialogue. It is thus a study relevant to those seeking new ways in theology, those involved in renewal and ecumenical movements, students of Thomas Merton, and all who seek to better understand the Christian renewal movements that have swept the world.
Category: Religion

The Golden Legend

Author : Jacobo de Vorágine (Beato.)
ISBN : 0691001537
Genre : Religion
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In the course of reading these stories, which are arranged according to the order of saints' feasts days throughout the liturgical year, readers happen upon many fascinating cultural and historical topics. At the same time, these stories draw abundantly on Holy Scripture to shed light on the mysteries of the Christian faith.
Category: Religion

The Golden Legend

Author : Jacobus de Voragine
ISBN : 9780691154077
Genre : History
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Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of factual and fictional stories, The Golden Legend was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the late Middle Ages. It was compiled around 1260 by Jacobus de Voragine, a scholarly friar and later archbishop of Genoa, whose purpose was to captivate, encourage, and edify the faithful, while preserving a vast store of information pertaining to the legends and traditions of the church. In this translation, the first in English of the complete text, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this rich work, which offers an important guide for readers interested in medieval art and literature and, more generally, in popular religious culture. Arranged according to the order of saints' feast days, these fascinating stories are now combined into one volume. This edition also features an introduction by Eamon Duffy contextualizing the work.
Category: History

Perpetually Reforming A Theology Of Church Reform And Renewal

Author : John P. Bradbury
ISBN : 9780567388797
Genre : Religion
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One of the slogans of the reformation was ecclesia reformata semper reformanda Â? 'the reformed church always reforming'. Churches throughout the western world are currently engaged in reform and renewal programmes through internal structural reforms as well as movements such as 'emerging church'. This book presents a challenging theology of church reform and renewal that offers a contemporary understanding of this historic slogan. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Bradbury discerns processes and practices which are perpetually reforming and renewing the identity of the church. It examines doctrinal and confessional conceptions of the church, re-examines texts concerned with covenantal renewal and explores Jewish-Christian dialogue as an example of renewal. A constructive theology is offered utilizing the categories of collective memory and mimetic practice. This upholds fundamental Christian identity, whilst driving the process of reform and renewal under God in the context of a three-way relationship between God, the church and the world.
Category: Religion

Statistical Analysis Of Stochastic Processes In Time

Author : J. K. Lindsey
ISBN : 113945451X
Genre : Mathematics
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This book was first published in 2004. Many observed phenomena, from the changing health of a patient to values on the stock market, are characterised by quantities that vary over time: stochastic processes are designed to study them. This book introduces practical methods of applying stochastic processes to an audience knowledgeable only in basic statistics. It covers almost all aspects of the subject and presents the theory in an easily accessible form that is highlighted by application to many examples. These examples arise from dozens of areas, from sociology through medicine to engineering. Complementing these are exercise sets making the book suited for introductory courses in stochastic processes. Software (available from www.cambridge.org) is provided for the freely available R system for the reader to apply to all the models presented.
Category: Mathematics

Religion

Author : Hent de Vries
ISBN : 9780823227266
Genre : Philosophy
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This book explores the difficulties and double binds that arise when we ask What is religion? Offering a marvelously rich and diverse array of perspectives, it begins the task of rethinking religionand religious studiesin a contemporary world. Opening essays on the question What is religion?are followed by clusters exploring the relationships among religion, theology, and philosophy and the links between religion, politics, and law.
Category: Philosophy

The Code Of Federal Regulations Of The United States Of America

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105061958406
Genre : Administrative law
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The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
Category: Administrative law