Gravity and Grace

Author: Simone Weil

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415290012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 183

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Gravity and Grace was the first ever publication by the remarkable thinker and activist, Simone Weil. In it Gustave Thibon, the farmer to whom she had entrusted her notebooks before her untimely death, compiled in one remarkable volume a compendium of her writings that have become a source of spiritual guidance and wisdom for countless individuals. On the fiftieth anniversary of the first English edition - by Routledge & Kegan Paul in 1952 - this Routledge Classics edition offers English readers the complete text of this landmark work for the first time ever, by incorporating a specially commissioned translation of the controversial chapter on Israel. Also previously untranslated is Gustave Thibon's postscript of 1990, which reminds us how privileged we are to be able to read a work which offers each reader such 'light for the spirit and nourishment for the soul'. This is a book that no one with a serious interest in the spiritual life can afford to be without.
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Gravity and Grace

Seamus Heaney and the Force of Light

Author: John F. Desmond

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 127

View: 6475

In this thoughtful and carefully argued book, John Desmond uncovers Christian and transcendent elements in Seamus Heaney's poetry by reading it through the intellectual perspectives of the well-known poet Czeslaw Milosz and the French philosopher Simone Weil. Weil was a powerful influence on Milosz's thought and writing; Milosz, in turn, exercised considerable influence on Heaney's thought and poetry. Desmond utilizes these connections in order to show the way Weil's thought about Christianity and transcendence illuminates Heaney's complex relationship with Christianity. Desmond's sensitive readings of Heaney's poems through this new lens reveal previously unexplored depths in the work of the Nobel Prize-winning poet.
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Gravity and Grace

Reflections and Provocations

Author: Joseph Sittler

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 9781451411812

Category: Religion

Page: 76

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This newly revised edition provides insights from one of the leading Lutheran theologians of the twentieth century. The essays and reflections gathered in this volume provoke readers to think about and discuss topics such as risk and faith, nature and grace, the Word of God and genuine theology, real education, the beauty and meaning of language, necessary personal choices, aging, and social issues. Study questions are provided to encourage group discussion.
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Gravity & grace

selected writing on contemporary Canadian art

Author: Gil McElroy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781894031462

Category: Art

Page: 148

View: 4871

In his thinking and writing on Canadian art, curator and artist Gil McElroy has repeatedly encountered two elements: gravity and grace. Employing these two notions in a binary fashion – as ends of the aesthetic field – McElroy writes about art in terms that engage everything that surrounds us, exploring the words of such renowned Canadian artists as bpNichol, Dan Steeves, Susan Wood, Peter Dykhuis, Carl Zimmerman, Robin Peck, Gerald Ferguson, Dennis Gill and Christopher Pratt.
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Gravity and Grace Revisited

A Journey

Author: Tim Cronley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781420824612

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

View: 3694

As I begin this memoir of my remembered things, I do so knowing that the past can never be reclaimed; it can only be evoked using the symbols of words. But my words, like all words, can only represent the reality of what has been; they cannot restore it. Some of these remembered things have come squawking in from the past like a flock of raucous crows; while others, more reserved, more subtle, more reticent, have come softly forward under cover of night to trouble my sleep with their images of the past. And even though I know that the past cannot be restored, altered, or corrected by mere human words, I know as well that these remembered things are the most certain, the most enduring, and the most informing of all our earthly possessions. Taken from the Preface Of Gravity and Grace Revisited - Tim Cronley.
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Gravity and Grace

Author: Carmen Gimenez

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714844107

Category: Art

Page: 266

View: 2920

A beautifully produced retrospective of acclaimed American sculptor Alexander Calder.
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Grit, Gravity and Grace

New Poem about Medicine and Healthcare

Author: Rhonda Soricelli,Jack Coulehan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988623125


Page: N.A

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Grit, Gravity & Grace: New Poems About Medicine and Healthcare is a modest collection of forty-one poems by thirty-eight poets that originated from a poetry competition sponsored by the Section on Medicine and the Arts at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia in the winter of 2014 - 2015. The primary goal of the competition was to bring together poets and those who love poetry from all walks of life in a shared poetic dialogue about medicine, health and healthcare. The secondary goal was to host an evening poetry event at The College in celebration of the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month in April 2015. Poems in this collection are by students, health care practitioners, educators, patients, and their families. They capture unique experiences and perspectives; they speak of vulnerability and ambivalence, insight and epiphany. Some bear witness to caregivers' compassion, others to detachment. Some observe illness and the human condition with humor, others with profound sadness.The poems are grouped by season as many capture images relevant to a particular time of the year or focus on a disease that peaks during certain months. "Spring" allows us to move from the joy of new birth to the angst of adolescence, from the nourishing nature of intravenous therapy to the fresh bloom of life following remission from cancer. "Summer" reminds us of the devastating polio epidemics of years gone by but also invokes optimism, vacations, the promise of new discoveries and experiences. "Autumn" presents a time for reflection on what it means to be a student, to suffer from depression, to struggle as the caregiver of an aging parent, or acknowledge the growing frailty of the body. "Winter" devolves into dire diagnoses, threats to one's sense of self, and the fears and realities of death, dying and loss; yet even here, the warmth, beauty and resilience of human nature prevail.
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Der Sog der Schwerkraft

Author: Gae Polisner

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641088178

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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Ein Road-Trip wie das Leben – durchgeknallt und wunderschön Nicks Vater hat sich aus dem Staub gemacht, seine Familie droht zu zerbrechen und sein bester Freund Scoot, der Freak, liegt im Sterben. Da taucht Jaycee Amato in Nicks Leben auf, das durchgeknallte Mädchen mit den Husky-Augen. Sie verspricht Scoot, ihm einen letzten Wunsch zu erfüllen, und nötigt Nick, dabei zu helfen. Und so machen sich die beiden ausgerüstet mit der Weisheit Yodas und den Geschichten von John Steinbeck auf einen Road-Trip, um Scoots unbekannten Vater zu finden. Eine schwierige und gleichzeitig wunderschöne Reise beginnt, auf der Nick reifer, reicher und weiser wird. Am Ende hat er zwar nicht Scoots Vater gefunden, dafür aber eine über den Tod hinausgehende Freundschaft und ... die große Liebe.
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Simone Weil

ein Leben

Author: Simone Pétrement

Publisher: Leipziger Universitätsverlag

ISBN: 9783936522846


Page: 753

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Vom unfreien Willen (An Erasmus von Rotterdam) - Vollständige Ausgabe

Theologische These gegen „Vom freien Willen“ („De libero arbitrio“) von Erasmus

Author: Martin Luther

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026827678

Category: Philosophy

Page: 286

View: 7382

Dieses eBook: "Vom unfreien Willen (An Erasmus von Rotterdam) - Vollständige Ausgabe" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Erasmus und Luther haben sich nie persönlich kennengelernt, korrespondierten jedoch mehr oder weniger öffentlich ab 1519 miteinander. Während Luther eine „harte Linie“ gegen das aus seiner Sicht dekadente Papsttum der römisch-katholischen Kirche vertrat, setzte sich Erasmus für „innere Reformen“ ein und bat Luther um Mäßigung. Auch in religiösen Fragen zeigten sich bald Unterschiede. Während Erasmus die These aufstellte, Gott habe dem Menschen einen freien Willen gegeben, zwischen dem Guten und dem Bösen zu wählen, der freilich nur mit Gottes Gnade wirksam werden könne, argumentierte Luther mit der Erbsünde und der Allmacht Gottes, durch die jede Tat des Menschen vorausbestimmt sei. Luther verglich den menschlichen Willen mit einem Pferd, „das der Teufel reitet“ oder das Gott lenkt. Es sei unmöglich, einen der beiden Reiter loszuwerden, denn jedes menschliche Schicksal sei vorbestimmt und endet entweder in der Hölle oder im Himmel. Gottes Liebe und Hass seien ewig und unverrückbar, schrieb Luther in seiner Erwiderung an Erasmus, sie seien schon gewesen, „ehe der Welt Grund gelegt ward“, noch ehe es einen Willen oder Werke des Willens gab. Martin Luther (1483-1546) war der theologische Urheber der Reformation. Erasmus von Rotterdam (1466-1536) war ein bedeutender europäischer Gelehrter des Humanismus. Er war Theologe, Philosoph, Philologe und Autor zahlreicher Bücher.
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Earth Observation with CHAMP

Results from Three Years in Orbit

Author: Christoph Reigber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540228042

Category: Science

Page: 628

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In the summer of 2000 the German geo-research satellite CHAMP was launched into orbit. Its innovative payload arrangement and the low initial orbit allow CHAMP to simultaneously collect and almost continuously analyse precise data relating to gravity and magnetic fields at low altitude. In addition, CHAMP also measures the neutral atmosphere and ionosphere using GPS techniques. Three years after launch, more than 200 CHAMP investigators and co-investigators from all over the world met at the GeoForschungsZentrum in Potsdam to present and discuss the results derived from the extensive data sets of the mission. The main outcome of this expert meeting is summarized in this volume. The book offers a comprehensive insight into the present status of the exploitation of CHAMP data for Earth system research and practical applications in geodesy, geophysics and meteorology.
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On the Brink of Everything

Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

Author: Parker J. Palmer

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 152309544X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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Parker J. Palmer On the Brink of Everything Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old From beloved and bestselling author Parker J. Palmer (Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, Healing the Heart of Democracy) comes a brave and beautiful book of reflections on eight decades of life and work. Reframing aging as “a passage of discovery and engagement,” Palmer says, “Old is just another word for nothing left to lose, a time to take bigger risks on behalf of the common good.” On the Brink of Everything is not a “guide to” or “handbook for” getting old. Instead, it's Palmer turning the prism of insight on his experience as a way of encouraging readers to do the same with theirs. In elegant prose and lyrical poetry, he offers a set of meditations on the meanings of one's life, past, present, and future. “The laws of nature that dictate the sunset dictate our demise,” Palmer writes. “But how we travel the arc between our own sunrise and sundown is ours to choose: will it be denial, defiance, or collaboration?” With gravity and levity, compassion and chutzpah, Palmer writes about cultivating a robust inner and outer life, a sense of meaning and purpose amid pain as well as joy, and the intergenerational relations that enhance the lives of young and old alike. Here's a book not only for elders but also for those younger folks we call “old souls.” And this book sings! It includes three songs by Palmer's longtime friend and colleague, singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer, written in response to themes in the book. At the download site for the songs, Palmer and Newcomer hope to engage readers in an ongoing conversation about what Howard Thurman called “the growing edge” of our personal and public lives. Ultimately, Palmer sees age as a precious gift: “The fact that I've come this far makes me one of the lucky ones.” Surprised by the fact that he likes being old, he writes, “Welcome to the brink of everything. It takes a lifetime to get here, but the stunning view and the wake-up breeze in your face make it worth the trip.”
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Reifes Leben

Eine spirituelle Reise

Author: Richard Rohr

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451808900

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Richard Rohrs Buch über die spirituelle Dimension des Älter- und Reiferwerdens: Was ist von Bedeutung auf der Lebensreise? Während Menschen in der ersten Hälfte in Beruf und Partnerschaft an der »Form" ihres Lebens arbeiten, rückt in der zweiten Lebenshälfte dessen »Inhalt" in den Mittelpunkt. Darüber entscheiden nicht zuerst Altersstufen, sondern vor allem Erfahrungen des Loslassens und wie wir damit umgehen - auf dem Weg zu unserem »wahren Selbst".
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Grace and gravity

fiction by Washington area women

Author: Richard Peabody

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780931181184

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4560

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Mach, was Du willst

Design Thinking fürs Leben

Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713634

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 8850

Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.
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The Legacy of Iranian Imperialism and the Individual

With Cumulative Indexes to

Author: John Pairman Brown

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110882396

Category: Religion

Page: 580

View: 8755

The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.
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Observation of the System Earth from Space - CHAMP, GRACE, GOCE and future missions


Author: Frank Flechtner,Nico Sneeuw,Wolf-Dieter Schuh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642321356

Category: Science

Page: 230

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Significant advances in the scientific use of space based data were achieved in three joint interdisciplinary projects based on data of the satellite missions CHAMP, GRACE and GOCE within the R&D program GEOTECHNOLOGIEN. It was possible to explore and monitor changes related to the Earth’s surface, the boundary layer between atmosphere and solid earth, and the oceans and ice shields. This boundary layer is our habitat and therefore is in the focus of our interests. The Earth’s surface is subject to anthropogenetic changes, to changes driven by the Sun, Moon and planets, and by changes caused by processes in the Earth system. The state parameters and their changes are best monitored from space. The theme “Observation of the System Earth from Space” offers comprehensive insights into a broad range of research topics relevant to society including geodesy, oceanography, atmospheric science (from meteorology to climatology), hydrology and glaciology.
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