The Pilgrimage of Western Man

Author: Stringfellow Barr

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780837161525

Category: History

Page: 369

View: 978

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The Call to Pilgrimage for Western Man

Author: Catherine Doherty

Publisher: Combermere, Ont. : Madonna House Publications

ISBN: 9780921440246

Category: Religion

Page: 85

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Strannik is the Russian word for "pilgrim," one with a vocation-a unique, holy calling. Pilgrimage is more than something you `do.' `Being a pilgrim' consumes all of you. The pilgrim is to "be the Gospel and to preach it with his words and with his being." In Strannik, Catherine shows that pilgrimage is not just something for a few spiritual ascetics with wanderlust. Even less does it resemble the modern tourist-style `pilgrimages' that try to cover as many holy places as possible in the briefest time possible. Rather, the true strannik begins by looking within the self, where God already is. While the author does tell us about external pilgrimages such as she herself experienced as a child in Russia, the pilgrimages she is writing about are principally interior. Pilgrimage comes out of a quest for God. Catherine speaks of the "nostalgia for paradise" which all human beings have experienced since Adam and Eve. Without Christ we cannot complete our journey. "Christ was the pilgrim who pilgrimed from the bosom of the Father to the hearts of men and women."
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Man and the State

Author: Jacques Maritain

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813209050

Category: Philosophy

Page: 219

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This is a reprint of Maritain's classic reflection on social and political issues. Maritain (1182-1973) was a French Catholic philosopher and writer and the lectures that were the basis for this book were delivered at the University of Chicago.
Posted in Philosophy

The Idea of War and Peace

The Experience of Western Civilization

Author: Irving Louis Horowitz

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412809231

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

View: 1891

Modern theorists and their ideas on war and peace are here presented, interpreted, and evaluated with scholarship and clarity of expression. In examining the main currents in modern social theory, the author has gone directly to the works of the leading philosophic figures. This book is a carefully documented analysis based on primary sources. Its republication in an expanded version after more than a half century since its initial appearance is a welcome addition to the literature on conflict and conflict resolution. In this 2007 greatly expanded third edition of The Idea of War and Peace, Irving Louis Horowitz provides a sense of substance to the character of Western Civilization. The book permits the reader to better understand what the "clash of civilizations" is about. It provides a broad outline of both European and American twentieth century social philosophies as they relate to the issue of war and peace. It also offers a new concluding section that explores in depth this same theme in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Such major figures as Bertrand Russell, John Dewey, Jacques Maritain, Albert Einstein, and Vladimir Lenin, reviewed in earlier editions, are now joined by examinations of the work of Raymond Aron, Harold D. Lasswell, and other contemporaries. The Idea of War and Peace is not just one more manual of how to conduct or avoid conflict, and even less, a guideline to policy-making. Instead, the work offers a profound sense of the theories and values that underline manuals and guides. This third edition is graced by a consideration of major figures in the second half of the twentieth century and a retrospective on the work of Niccolo Machiavelli on the nature of warfare. It also includes chapters on the relationship of war, peace, and the democratic order--and a postscript on new forms of state power and terrorism. This new edition links past and present and serves as an analytical bridge between centuries.
Posted in Political Science

Golo Mann

Author: Klaus W. Jonas,Holger R. Stunz

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447050531

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 366

View: 9426

Golo Mann war als Historiker, Literat und Figur der offentlichen Meinung einer der meist beachteten Intellektuellen der Bundesrepublik. In unzahligen Zeitungsartikeln, Radio- und Fernsehsendungen hat er Position ergriffen und mit seinen Buchern ein Millionenpublikum erobert. Seine umfassende Tatigkeit wird hier zum ersten Mal systematisch aufgearbeitet und in einer detaillierten Bibliographie dargelegt, die alle Teile von Manns Schaffen berucksichtigt, sogar Unveroffentlichtes aus dem Schweizerischen Literaturarchiv.Die von Klaus W. Jonas und Holger R. Stunz herausgegebene Bibliographie versammelt Monographien, Ubersetzungen und Artikel aus der Feder Golo Manns sowie eine reprasentative Auswahl an Schrifttum uber ihn. Durch einen ausfuhrlichen biographischen Abriss und vier umfangreiche Register ist ein vernetztes Recherchieren moglich. Ein Vorwort des Thomas Mann-Bibliographen K.W. Jonas schildert den spannenden Werdegang des Buches, zu dem Golo Mann ein Vorwort beisteuerte und das auch beider Briefwechsel wiedergibt.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Thomas Merton

Social Critic

Author: James Thomas Baker

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813150590

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 7249

Thomas Merton: Social Critic organizes and critically analyzes the social thought of the Cistercian monk who has become an internationally known symbol of the spiritual element in man. The author evaluated all of Merton's writings, published and unpublished, then discussed his interpretations with Merton personally. The result is a perceptive relation of Merton's social thought to its genesis in his own life experiences and contemplation, a faithful rendering of Merton's thought on the problems of our time. Merton, the author makes clear, called for a spiritual, social, and religious union. It was a poetic and sometimes unimplemented solution to alienation and division, a valid and authentic, if at times limited, response to the contemporary chaos. This study will be greeted by a strong reaction from Mertonians everywhere.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Political Pilgrims

Western Intellectuals in Search of the Good Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412831208

Category: Political Science

Page: 526

View: 1447

Hvad var det, der får kendte vestlige intellektuelle til at beundre forskellige kommunistiske systemer og forkaste deres egne landes liberale? Hvorfor søge idealer i fjerne, ikke så godt kendte, lande?.
Posted in Political Science

Saturday Review

Author: Bernard Augustine De Voto

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 5270

Posted in American literature

Saturday Review of Literature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 1815

Posted in American literature

Harper's Magazine

Author: Lee Foster Hartman,Frederick Lewis Allen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 334

Important American periodical dating back to 1850.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Years of the Pilgrimage

Author: Kenneth Sydney Davis

Publisher: N.A



Page: 372

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The Pilgrimage of Fa Hian

Author: Abel Remusat,Julius von Klaproth,Ernest Augustin Xavier Clerc de Landresse

Publisher: Mittal Publications


Category: Asia

Page: 410

View: 7989

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Pilgrim Journey

A History of Pilgrimage in the Western World

Author: James Harpur

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 074596897X

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 7186

Pilgrimage in the Western world is enjoying a growing popularity, perhaps more so now than at any time since the Middle Ages. The Pilgrim Journey tells the fascinating story of how pilgrimage was born and grew in antiquity, how it blossomed in the Middle Ages and faltered in subsequent centuries, only to re-emerge stronger than before in modern times. James Harpur describes the pilgrim routes and sacred destinations past and present, the men and women making the journey, the many challenges of travel, and the spiritual motivations and rewards. He also explores the traditional stages of pilgrimage, from preparation, departure, and the time on the road, to the arrival at the shrine and the return home. At the heart of pilgrimage is a spiritual longing that has existed from time immemorial. The Pilgrim Journey is both the colourful chronicle of numerous pilgrims of centuries past searching for heaven on earth, and an illuminating guide for today's spiritual traveller.
Posted in Religion

Book Review Digest

Author/title Index, 1905-1974

Author: Leslie Dunmore-Leiber

Publisher: N.A


Category: Book review digest

Page: N.A

View: 7006

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The Pilgrimage of Grace

A Study of the Rebel Armies of October 1536

Author: M. L. Bush

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719046964

Category: Great Britain

Page: 445

View: 9075

This book studies the largest insurrection to occur in England between the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 and the English Civil War of the 164Os. It concentrates upon the nine rebel armies that were mobilised in the North during the month of October 1536, examining their recruitment, organisation, grievances and aims, as well as the impact they made upon the government of Henry VIII. Operating principally from original sources, it revises the standard work of the Dodds and appraises the research produced in the subject over the last thirty years. Bush proposes that, as a rising of the commons, the aim of the rebellion was to safeguard the commonwealth as well as to protect Christ's faith, arguing that it cannot be fully explained as a reaction against the Henrician Reformation. On the other hand, in adopting the idiom of a rising of the commons, it did not become simply a popular uprising, but was rather a conjunction of protest, with gentlemen, clergy and commons establishing working alliances with each other against the government. Besides a study of revolt, this book provides a vital insight into the cultural, religious, political and social beliefs of sixteenth-century England.
Posted in Great Britain

The Way of a Pilgrim ; And, The Pilgrim Continues His Way

Author: Olga Savin

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1570628076

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 9043

Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.
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