Law, Person, and Community: Philosophical, Theological, and Comparative Perspectives on Canon Law: John J. Coughlin
Sister Gertrude Mary:A Mystic of Our Own Days, The Sister of the Community of Saint Charles, Angers, Who Foretold the Conversion of Caldey and Saint Bride´s (Classic Reprint) Canon Stanislas Legueu
Toni Morrison´s Beloved as African-American Scripture & Other Articles on History and Canon is a very important academic book exploring the question of historicity and canonicity -- the relationship (in causality and relational terms) between the experience of human community and the creation (or the interpretation) of a religious text (and the canonization of a religious ´´text´´). This book contains a collection of academic articles ranging from African-American history, Jewish history, early Christian history, the New Testament, Patristic history, medieval history, and the history of the Reformation. This academic work is a bold quest to capture the essence of history and canon as phenomenalized in the human experience. Scholars and students of history, religion, literary criticism, sociology, anthropology, humanities, and theology will surely benefit from reading this book. Although this book is highly academic, it is written in a very readable style so that educated individuals who may not be specialists will benefit from the articles in the book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryse Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008819/bk_acx0_008819_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To understand the modern Christian identity, faith, traditions, Scriptures, and theology, we must first understand its past. This course introduces you to the world of the first Christians and the theological and philosophical issues with which they dealt and which define the Christian faith today. Through this unique series by world-renowned patristic scholar Professor Brian E. Daley, SJ, you will encounter the first Christians and the beginnings of the Catholic Church. Explore the main features and figures of the church´s early life and its beginning stages. Examine the social and religious settings of the first Christian communities, the concerns that dominated their thinking, and the literary and liturgical forms in which they expressed their faith. Through this course, you will explore Christianity from the time of the Apostles through the writings of Origen, in the first half of the third century. Begin with a consideration of the world in which the earliest Christians lived: the Roman Empire. Explore the forms of authority that were developed in different parts of the Christian world and the formation of a distinctive Christian biblical canon. Follow the proliferation of Christian apocrypha, works written in biblical style but never claimed as normative for faith by the community as a whole. After reflecting on the attitudes of Hellenistic philosophers toward the new religion, you will learn about the first Christian philosopher to claim that title: Justin Martyr. Through this special course, you will learn about the ideas and thinkers who shaped the faith and its biblical canon and have inspired Christians for almost 2,000 years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fr. Brian E. Daley SJ DPhil. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000078/bk_nykm_000078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scholarly and historical challenges to the canon of Scripture have been ongoing since before the Council of Nicea in 325, and they continue to this day. A growing number of Matthean scholars contest the historicity of Matthew 23 and its validity for inclusion in the Gospel narrative. They view Jesus´s condemnation of the Pharisees and the polemical language as a reflection of growing opposition to Judaism within the Matthean community of post-70 CE and therefore regard the chapter as having little historical value. In this detailed historical, cultural and social analysis, Dr Layang Seng Ja defends the contended understanding of this passage and analyses the view that the actions of the Pharisees, and the condemnation they receive in Matthew 23, are consistent with the context of Jesus´s time on earth. Dr Layang also tackles the dating controversy of the Pharisees in this chapter and the chapter´s subsequent authenticity. This book provides an interesting and in-depth study that credits Matthew 23 as historically reliable and authoritative as part of the Word of God, giving a convincing counter-argument to recent critical thought.
A young girl´s disappearance rocks a community and a family in this stirring examination of grief, faith, justice, and the atrocities of war, the latest from literary legend Joyce Carol Oates. Zeno Mayfield´s daughter has disappeared into the night, gone missing in the wilds of the Adirondacks. But when the community of Carthage joins a father´s frantic search for the girl, they discover instead the unlikeliest of suspects - a decorated Iraq War veteran with close ties to the Mayfield family. As grisly evidence mounts against the troubled war hero, the family must wrestle with the possibility of having lost a daughter forever. Carthage plunges us deep into the psyche of a wounded young Corporal, haunted by unspeakable acts of wartime aggression, while unraveling the story of a disaffected young girl whose exile from her family may have come long before her disappearance. Dark and riveting, Carthage is a powerful addition to the Joyce Carol Oates canon, one that explores the human capacity for violence, love and forgiveness, and asks it it´s ever truly possible to come home again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Ericksen, David Colacci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001487/bk_hcuk_001487_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pursuit of Perfection explores the significance of the perfection motif in the Epistle to the Hebrews. It addresses the controversial interpretation of teleios (´´´´perfection´´´´) in Hebrews where this notion is so central to the argument of the book. The investigation examines the meaning of perfection in an attempt to discover its significance on Hebrews theology. The need for the study is the lack of adequate treatment of the subject in the last three decades. The discussion focuses on the precise meaning to be attached to the notion of perfection and its significance for Hebrews interpretation. Through an exploration of major interpretative approaches to the notion of perfection, and its usages in classical world, Second Temple Judaism, and New Testament literature, especially Hebrews. The author argues that the notion of perfection has an eschatological significance and is linked to better provisions of the new covenant, which guarantee believers´ salvation and eternal inheritance. The author sums up his argument that the call to pursue the goal of perfection is a call for commitment to the gospel message as Christians of all ages follow the example of the Christ, the one who endured suffering of the cross and its despised shame in order to bring many followers to their future eternal glory. ´´´´In this engaging research on a significant term of the Epistle to the Hebrews, Seth Simisi draws out the eschatological dimensions of the te¿e¿¿- word group as used by the author of Hebrews. He shows how the ´perfection´ motif points to a future fulfillment that is connected to provisions of the New Covenant. This is an important study of a key element for understanding the theological argument of Hebrews. It is well researched, cogently argued, and persuasively presented.´´´´ --Richard A. Taylor, Senior Professor of Old Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary ´´´´Though the Book of Hebrews has been extensively studied from various perspectives, Dr. Simisi makes a significant new contribution to the discussion. His scholarly research on the Tvevleio~ motif is extensive and covers both extra-biblical as well as the expected exhaustive treatment of it within Hebrews.´´´´ --Stephen Bramer, Chair and Professor of Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary ´´´´A fresh exploration of the concept of ´perfection´ in Hebrews, this book surveys recent approaches to the topic, discusses wider notions of perfection in the ancient world, and carefully examines the treatment of perfection in the text of Hebrews. A recommended resource for anyone interested in the central exegetical and theological themes of Hebrews.´´´´ --Buist M. Fanning, Department Chair and Senior Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary ´´´´Simisi has done something remarkable in Pursuit of Perfection: He has demonstrated the signal significance in Hebrews for the Greek word group (adjective, noun, and verb) translated ´perfect,´ ´perfection,´ ´to perfect.´ Simisi´s work is remarkably detailed . . . [and presents] fresh perspectives on the nature of the Book of Hebrews and its remarkable contribution to biblical canon.´´´´ --Ronald B. Allen, Senior Professor of Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary Seth Muhesi Simisi is the Teaching Pastor of Afrika Community Church. Previously, he served as Lecturer at Shalom University of Bunia and Adjunct Professor of Bible and Theology at Dallas Bible Theological Institute. Dr. Simisi holds a BA degree from Daystar University and MA degree from International Leadership University. Also, he holds a ThM and PhD from Dallas Theological Seminary.
An indelible portrait of one of the most famous and beloved authors in the canon of American literature - a collection of letters between Harper Lee and one of her closest friends that reveals the famously private writer as never before, in her own words. The violent racism of the American South drove Wayne Flynt away from his home state of Alabama, but the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee´s classic novel about courage, community, and equality, inspired him to return in the early 1960s and craft a career documenting and teaching Alabama history. His writing resonated with many Alabamians, in particular three sisters: Louise, Alice, and Nelle Harper Lee. Beginning with their first meeting in 1983, a mutual respect and affection for the state´s history and literature matured into a deep friendship between two families, who can trace their roots there back more than five generations. Flynt and Nelle Harper Lee began writing to one other while she was living in New York - heartfelt, insightful, and humorous letters in which they swapped stories, information, and opinions on topics both personal and professional: their families, books, Alabama history and social values, health concerns, and even their fears and accomplishments. Though their earliest missives began formally - ´´Dear Dr. Flynt´´ - as the years passed and their mutual admiration grew, their exchanges became more intimate and emotional, opening with ´´Dear Friend´´ and closing with ´´I love you, Nelle´´. Through their enduring correspondence, the Lees and the Flynts became completely immersed in each other´s lives. Beautifully written, intelligent, and telling, this remarkable compendium of their letters - a correspondence that lasted for a quarter century, from 1992 until Harper Lee´s death in February 2016 - offers an incisive and compelling look into the mind, heart, and work of one of the most beloved authors in modern literary history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosemary Benson, Mike Ortego. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005982/bk_harp_005982_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Published to mark the beginning of the Britten centenary year in 2013, Paul Kildea´s Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century is the definitive biography of Britain´s greatest modern composer. In the eyes of many, Benjamin Britten was our finest composer since Purcell (a figure who often inspired him) three hundred years earlier. He broke decisively with the romantic, nationalist school of figures such as Parry, Elgar and Vaughan Williams and recreated English music in a fresh, modern, European form. With Peter Grimes (1945), Billy Budd (1951) and The Turn of the Screw (1954), he arguably composed the last operas - from any composer in any country - which have entered both the popular consciousness and the musical canon. He did all this while carrying two disadvantages to worldly success - his passionately held pacifism, which made him suspect to the authorities during and immediately after the Second World War - and his homosexuality, specifically his forty-year relationship with Peter Pears, for whom many of his greatest operatic roles and vocal works were created. The atmosphere and personalities of Aldeburgh in his native Suffolk also form another wonderful dimension to the book. Kildea shows clearly how Britten made this creative community, notably with the foundation of the Aldeburgh Festival and the building of Snape Maltings, but also how costly the determination that this required was. Above all, this book helps us understand the relationship of Britten´s music to his life, and takes us as far into his creative process as we are ever likely to go. Kildea reads dozens of Britten´s works with enormous intelligence and sensitivity, in a way which those without formal musical training can understand. It is one of the most moving and enjoyable biographies of a creative artist of any kind to have appeared for years. Paul Kildea is a writer and conductor who has performed many of the Britten works he writes about, in opera houses and concert halls from Sydney to Hamburg. His previous books include Selling Britten (2002) and (as editor) Britten on Music (2003). He was Head of Music at the Aldeburgh Festival between 1999 and 2002 and subsequently Artistic Director of the Wigmore Hall in London.