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This Beckoning Ceaseless Beauty

Author : Heidi Rose Robbins
ISBN : 099107890X
Genre : Poetry
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Poetry by Heidi Rose Robbins. Heidi is a poet, speaker, astrologer, and one of the founders of the Hello Love Experiment, a radical, joyous practice about greeting others with love. She regularly offers Radiant Life Retreats in Ojai, California, where she teaches groups of women to live more full, passionate and expressive lives. She lives in Southern California with her husband, Andrew Heffernan, and their two children, Kate and Dylan.
Category: Poetry

A New Land Beckoned

Author : Chester William Geue
ISBN : 9780806309811
Genre : Reference
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German Immigration to Texas, 1844-1847.
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God S Beauty In Act

Author : Stephen M. Garrett
ISBN : 9781498271141
Genre : Religion
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Jurgen Moltmann and others contend that Christian theology and the church face a dual crisis--one of relevance and the other of identity. Despite making this pronouncement nearly forty years ago, the church in the West continues to struggle with this crisis. Several proposals have been espoused, from the way of wisdom to the way of ecclesial praxis. Yet, little attention is given in Protestant theological discourse to the role God's beauty plays in bringing theology and ethics together. By neglecting God's beauty for theological discourse, we risk diminishing Christian worship, witness, and wisdom. God's Beauty-in-Act addresses these issues, in part, by arguing that the redemptive-creative suffering and glorious resurrection of Christ are the nexus of God's being, beauty, and Christian living. God's beauty, understood as the fittingness of the incarnate Son's actions in the Spirit to the Father's will, radiates God's glory and draws perceivers into the dramatic movements of God's triune life. These movements serve as the patterns that shape the imagination, enabling participants to perform their parts creatively and fittingly in God's drama of redemption. In doing so, human beings flourish as they jettison false identities and realities of their own making that are incommensurate with God's purpose found in Christ by the Spirit.
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Liturgy And The Beauty Of The Unknown

Author : David Torevell
ISBN : 9781351921824
Genre : Religion
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Contemporary culture is rediscovering the importance of beauty for both social transformation and personal happiness. Theologians have sought, in their varied ways, to demonstrate how God's beauty is associated with notions of truth and goodness. This book breaks new ground by suggesting that liturgy is the means par excellence by which an experience of beauty is communicated. Drawing from both secular and religious understandings, in particular the mystical and apophatic tradition, the book demonstrates how liturgy has the potential to achieve the one ultimately reliable form of beauty because its embodied components are able to reflect the disturbing beauty of the One to whom worship is always offered. Such components rely on understanding the aesthetic dynamics upon which liturgy relies. This book draws from a broad range of disciplines concerned with understanding beauty and self-transformation and concludes that while secular utopian forms have much to contribute to ethical transformation, they ultimately fail since they lack the Christological and eschatological framework needed, which liturgy alone provides.
Category: Religion

A Concordance To The Poems Of John Keats

Author : Michael G. Becker
ISBN : 9781317275763
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First published in 1981. A Concordance to the Poems of John Keats intended to provide the user with a volume suitable to the varying and increasingly specialised interests of scholarship. This title offers a high degree of inclusiveness that attends to the poems and plays, the emended and authoritative headings, and virtually all of the variant readings considered substantive in the riches of the Keats manuscript materials. This title will be of interest to students of literature.
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Author : April Lindner
ISBN : 0896724840
Genre : Poetry
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Haven’t we all been told how beauty is thin as truth? And don’t we believe and disbelieve this “lie we’d carve and starve for. / We’d suck it till the juice ran down our arms”? Skin compels us, repels us. Beauty may be only skin deep, a fine covering—sensuous, at times translucent, almost transparent, and yet so obdurate. Skin insulates, guarding its vital organs just beneath this surface that teases us to peek, to try to penetrate. We call this desire by many names, the best of which is love. April Lindner’s sensuously orchestrated collection of poems conveys the beauty and truth of love, how we know it to be paradoxical, obsessive, fearful, rapacious, holy.—Robert FinkFontanelHere’s the ravine, a stretch of skinspanning the breach like a footbridge.Canvas-thin, it trembles with the bloodthat runs beneath. Something less tangiblecourses there too, a whitewater flumeof images: the stretching housecat;car keys that sing and catch light;floorboards knotted with dark, animal eyes;the window with its shifting square of sky.All things equal, each thing startling,and everything unmediated by the mind’shabitual grapple with whyand so what. You frown at a fadedwallpaper pineapple, and the membraneflutters harder. I’m carefulwhen I comb your sparse brown hair.When I sing your name I borrow a liltI’d never use in speech. The wordsdon’t matter; I’m saying drink me while you can,like milk. Let me be flesh and flannel,hands that loosen your tangled blanket.Know me by scent before you learn my name,before doorknobs turn into doorknobs,before the gates knit shut.
Category: Poetry

Beckoning Paths

Author : Jessie Margarethe Heiner
ISBN : OSU:32435009243163
Genre : Private presses
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