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The Woman In The Wilderness

Author : Jonathan D. Scott
ISBN : 9780971661158
Genre : Christian fiction
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On Christmas Eve 1815, a young German-American girl named Lydia receives three strange gifts from a dying aunt. Curious about their origins, she plunges herself into the mystery of a strange seventeenth-century community called ?The Woman in the Wilderness? and its young leader, Johannes Kelpius.For the past three hundred years, stories of wizardry and witchcraft, healing and piety, have surrounded Johannes Kelpius, his brethren in the community, and their tabernacle in the virgin forest. Centuries-old traditions link Kelpius with the Rosicrucians, the Freemasons, and the alchemists? search for the legendary Philosopher?s Stone. Together with Lydia, the reader learns the remarkable story of the origins of this enigmatic community, their journey to America, and their establishment of a settlement on a ridge overlooking the romantic Wissahickon Valley, just outside the infant city of Philadelphia. Here is the true story of Johannes Kelpius and his companions, brought to life as historical fiction. The Woman In The Wilderness is a vivid adventure of religious conflict, spiritual growth, and the dazzling wonder of history in the making.
Category: Christian fiction

Woman In The Wilderness

Author : Miriam Lancewood
ISBN : 9780349418230
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'An intriguing and mesmerising book' Ben Fogle My life is free, random and spontaneous. This in itself creates enormous energy and clarity in body and mind - Miriam Lancewood Miriam Lancewood is a young Dutch woman living a primitive, nomadic life in the heart of the mountains with her New Zealand husband. She lives simply in a tent or hut and survives by hunting wild animals, foraging edible plants and using minimal supplies. For the last six years she has lived this way, through all seasons, often cold, hungry and isolated in the bush. She loves her life and feels free, connected to the land and happy. This book tells her story, including the very practical aspects of such a life: her difficulties learning to hunt with a bow and arrow, struggles to create a warm environment in which to live, attempts to cross raging rivers safely and find ways through the rugged mountains and dense bush. This is interwoven with her adjustment to a very slow pace of life, her relationship with her much older husband, her interactions with the few other people they encounter, and her growing awareness of a strong spiritual connection to the natural world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Woman In The Wilderness

Author : Nancy Bunge
ISBN : 9781628951455
Genre : History
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Woman in the Wilderness is a collection of letters written between 1832 and 1892 to and by an American woman, Harriet Wood Wheeler. Harriet's letters reveal her experiences with actors and institutions that played pivotal roles in the history of American women: the nascent literate female work force at the mills in Lowell, Massachusetts; the Ipswich Female Seminary, which was one of the first schools for women teachers; women's associations, especially in churches; and the close and enduring ties that characterized women's relationships in the late nineteenth century. Harriet's letters also provide an intimate view of the relationships between American Indians and Euro-Americans in the Great Lakes region, where she settled with her Christian missionary husband.
Category: History

Mennonite Israel

Author : Rudy Abraham Rempel
ISBN : OCLC:434619239
Genre : Judaism
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Category: Judaism

A Woman In The Wilderness

Author : Ray Sumner
ISBN : CORNELL:31924073118139
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Biography of a German naturalist-collector who spent the years from 1863-1873 in Australia, gathering specimens of flora and fauna as well as Aboriginal artifacts for the wealthy owner of a private museum in Hamburg. The facts of her scientific life are painstakingly disentangled from the popular fiction heroine created by her daughter, Charitas Bischoff. Includes references, an appendix of letters, a bibliography and an index. The author is a writer and university lecturer in Los Angeles.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Women In The Wilderness

Author : China Galland
ISBN : UCSC:32106005087090
Genre : Medical
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Recounts the author's experiences in the wilds and those of other women diving, whitewater rafting, and mountaineering, and provides an historical perspective of women and outdoor activity
Category: Medical


Author : Frances Margaret Young
ISBN : 0567041425
Genre : Religion
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This celebratory volume in honour of Frances Young draws on and develops the multifarious hermeneutical interests evident in the body of her work. Its overall thematic motif, to highlight concerns which impacted on her work, is the symbolic use of 'wilderness.' This multi-disciplinary volume begins with an in-depth analysis of her work by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. The first part of the volume has biblical and early Christian literature as the focus, and deals with, among other topics, Jesus' encounter with people of impairment, biblical figures such as Miriam, gospel portrayals of mountains, experience of wilderness in the lives of Maori and Jewish people, the temptation of Jesus as interpreted at different times, and the redefinition of asceticism in Syrian Christianity. The second part of the volume addresses theological concerns, with essays which advocate wisdom as a potential mode for doing theology, engage with the radical Christian writings of 17th and 18th centuries, revisit the problem of sin, highlight the latent Christological motifs in the novels of Tolkien, and draw attention to the significance of the Quranic Jesus.
Category: Religion

Women In The Wild

Author : Lucy McCauley
ISBN : UOM:39015048825858
Genre : Travel
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Building on the success of previous Travelers' Tales for women, including "A Woman's World" and "Gutsy Women", McCauley now collects stories of women's forays into the wilderness.
Category: Travel

A Light In The Wilderness

Author : Jane Kirkpatrick
ISBN : 9781441219565
Genre : Fiction
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Letitia holds nothing more dear than the papers that prove she is no longer a slave. They may not cause white folks to treat her like a human being, but at least they show she is free. She trusts in those words she cannot read--as she is beginning to trust in Davey Carson, an Irish immigrant cattleman who wants her to come west with him. Nancy Hawkins is loathe to leave her settled life for the treacherous journey by wagon train, but she is so deeply in love with her husband that she knows she will follow him anywhere--even when the trek exacts a terrible cost. Betsy is a Kalapuya Indian, the last remnant of a once proud tribe in the Willamette Valley in Oregon territory. She spends her time trying to impart the wisdom and ways of her people to her grandson. But she will soon have another person to care for. As season turns to season, suspicion turns to friendship, and fear turns to courage, three spirited women will discover what it means to be truly free in a land that makes promises it cannot fulfill. This multilayered story from bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick will grip readers' hearts and minds as they travel with Letitia on the dusty and dangerous Oregon trail into the boundless American West.
Category: Fiction

The Word For Woman Is Wilderness

Author : Abi Andrews
ISBN : 9781937512804
Genre : Fiction
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THE OFFICIAL NORTH AMERICAN EDITION! "Beguiling, audacious... rises to its own challenges in engaging intellectually as well as wholeheartedly with its questions about gender, genre and the concept of wilderness. The novel displays wide reading, clever writing and amusing dialogue." —The Guardian This is a new kind of nature writing — one that crosses fiction with science writing and puts gender politics at the center of the landscape. Erin, a 19-year-old girl from middle England, is travelling to Alaska on a journey that takes her through Iceland, Greenland, and across Canada. She is making a documentary about how men are allowed to express this kind of individualism and personal freedom more than women are, based on masculinist ideas of survivalism and the shunning of society: the “Mountain Man.” She plans to culminate her journey with an experiment: living in a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness, a la Thoreau, to explore it from a feminist perspective. The book is a fictional time capsule curated by Erin, comprising of personal narrative, fact, anecdote, images and maps, on subjects as diverse as The Golden Records, Voyager 1, the moon landings, the appropriation of Native land and culture, Rachel Carson, The Order of The Dolphin, The Doomsday Clock, Ted Kaczynski, Valentina Tereshkova, Jack London, Thoreau, Darwin, Nuclear war, The Letters of Last Resort and the pill, amongst many other topics. "Refreshingly outward-looking in a literary culture that turns ever inward to the self, although it still has profound moments of introspection. Uplifting, with a thirsty curiosity, the writing is playful and exuberant. Riffing on feminist ideas but unlimited in scope, Andrews focuses our attention on our beautiful, doomed planet, and the astonishing things we have yet to discover." —Ruth McKee, The Irish Times
Category: Fiction