Considered by many the bright jewel among the many enriching books of Cardinal Henri de Lubac, this work is a hymn to the beauty of the Church, under some of whose leaders for a time he unjustly suffered. The Splendor of the Church is, in a sense, a personal testimony of the great theologian's humility and love of the Church of Christ. It is also a classic work in the theology of the Church. Indeed, de Lubac's profound insights significantly contributed to Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, especially in its treatment on the Church as mystery and as the Sacrament of Christ.
A fascinating study of the ways in which consumption transformed social practices, gender roles, royal policies, and the economy in seventeenth-century England. It reveals for the first time the emergence of consumer society in seventeenth-century England.
True love is very rare, unique and special ? everyone should have the blessing of experiencing it. It is not about feeling just an infatuation with another person. Nor is the deep attraction based merely on the physical attractiveness of your partner. It is about a connection which happens between two souls and seeing things in your partner that is not visible to anyone else in the world.
From National Book Award finalist, Elana Arnold, comes the stunning sequel to Sacred, Splendor—a story about changing friendships, family, romance, passion, and self-discovery. Sometimes the answers we seek aren’t ours to find. . . . Scarlett loves her boyfriend, the dashing and mysterious, Will Cohen. But now he’s gone east for college, and Scarlett is stuck home on Catalina Island. Senior year should be a breeze, but between dealing with her parents’ separation and her wild best friend, Lily, things are off to a rocky start. And then there’s Gunner. Dangerous, dark, ferociously attractive Gunner. Scarlett distracts herself by spending time with her horse and delving into ecstatic mysticism, a way to practice Kabbalah. Through this practice, she hopes to learn to control her emotions, and begin to make sense of her place in the world. But Scarlett’s world is increasingly unrecognizable. Are Lily and Scarlett becoming too different to stay friends? Is Will still the love of Scarlett’s life, even though she has feelings for Gunner? Does being in love mean only being attracted to one person? The more Scarlett questions, the fewer answers there seem to be. Praise for SPLENDOR: "As in Arnold’s earlier Sacred, teens will gravitate toward Scarlett and her problems. Arnold has painted a very realistic picture of teenage girls and their conflicting emotions. . . . Fans of the first novel will appreciate continuing Scarlett’s story and finding some closure with this sequel. Readers unfamiliar with Sacred will still be able to enjoy Splendor.”—VOYA "A fluidly written character study that finds Scarlett coming to terms with her spirituality, her relationships and her future."—Kirkus Reviews “Recommend this to fans of deeply introspective dramas, especially those who want to think about religion and its role in their lives.”—Booklist Praise for SACRED: "Will appeal to many teens, especially fans of the Twilight series."—Booklist "Filled with tension and angst. . . . Readers will be looking for the next installment."—School Library Journal "A poignant novel of loss and grief, but also of hope."—VOYA
The only high-quality yet affordable edition available of the classic alchemical manuscript Splendor Solis, described as "the most magnificent treatise on alchemy ever made". Includes up-to-date commentary from experts in the field and a modern translation of the 16th-century text. A magnificent edition of the Splendor Solis for all those interested in alchemy, magic and mysterious manuscripts. Popularly attributed to the legendary figure Salomon Trismosin, the Splendor Solis ('Splendour of the Sun') is the most beautiful alchemical manuscript ever made, with 22 fabulous illustrations rich in allegorical and mystical symbolism. The paintings are given a fitting showcase in this new Watkins edition, which accompanies them with Joscelyn Godwin's excellent contemporary translation of the original 16th-century German text, as well as interpretation from alchemical experts Stephen Skinner and Georgiana Hedesan, and from Rafal T. Prinke, an authority in central and Eastern European esoteric manuscripts. Stephen Skinner explains the symbolism of both the text and the illustrations, suggesting that together they describe the physical process of the alchemical transmutation of base metal into gold. Rafal T. Prinke explains the theories about the authorship of both text and illustrations, discussing Splendor Solis as the turning point in alchemical iconography passing from the medieval tradition to that of the Baroque and the reasons for the misattribution of Splendor Solis to Poysel and Trismosin. Georgiana Hedesan looks at the legendary figure of Salomon Trismosin and his creation by followers of Theophrastus Paracelsus as part of an attempt to integrate their master in a lineage of ancient alchemical philosophers. The images are taken from the British Library manuscript Harley 3469, the finest example of the Splendor Solis to survive.
Life’s ultimate adventure—its grandest game and greatest challenge—is the spiritual transformation of the self. According to Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, personality and spirituality are interrelated, spirituality flowing out of individuality. Noting that people differ in fundamental ways, even though they possess the same instincts to drive them from within, Jung discovered that preference, rather than instinct, upbringing, environment, or genetic conditioning, is central to personality. The task of spirituality, then, is not to help us achieve correct doctrine or attain saintly status, but rather to help us best understand our humanity. This endeavor drives Deeper Splendor, a study of spirituality and personality in modern literature. We focus on modern literature, rather than on theology, philosophy, psychology, or sociology, because, as this volume makes clear, one of the best resources for studying transformative spirituality is great literature. The great power of literature is that it speaks of human action and thought, not in the dry, matter-of-fact terms of history, ethics, psychology, or some other science, but in ways that are lively, uplifting, and productive. Engaging with great literature is like beginning a love affair. Such encounters may appear daunting at first, but when you fall in love, you want to know everything about the object of your love, and every encounter leaves you wanting more. When literature enhances spirituality—as is true in the dozen or more selections examined in Deeper Splendor—each literary moment renders us more fully alive. Like its companion texts, Wading in Water and Deep Splendor, this volume is useful for individual or group study. Each chapter concludes with questions suitable for discussion or reflection.
Within the Enchanted Walls of the Hotel Splendor Lies the Truth That Juliette is Desperate to Find When Juliette’s sister, Clare, returns from her birthday week at the magical hotel upon a hill, she comes back changed. All at once, it seems Clare’s love for Juliette has vanished. Or perhaps it was stolen. Deeply unsettled, Juliette uses the last of her savings to book a stay at the Splendor and unravel its mysteries. Run by the talented young illusionist, Henri, the halls are full of magnificent delights and alluring distractions. Every wonder seemsto twist Juliette’s attention away from the answers lurking just beneath the surface. Even as Henri reveals the truths behind his illusions, Juliette is uncertain whom she can trust in this palace of lies. The Splendor promised Juliette her dreams, but the longer she stays, the more it feels like a nightmare.
Apparition of Splendor looks in depth at Marianne Moore's elaborately constructed, multi-dimensional poems of her 1950s-60s celebrity phase, in which, cross-dressed as George Washington, she presented her poetry as part of a comedic performance. This biography shows how her poems challenge the highbrow hierarchy of art and invite the readers into the process of making meaning out of their daily lives.
From New York Times-bestselling author comes a wildly passionate Western tale of two lovers as destined to be together as they are forbidden . . . A hothouse flower in the parched, rugged desert of the Arizona Territory, beautiful, headstrong Leonida Branson isn't about to waste her youth in a duty-bound marriage to a pompous general. And her resolve only strengthens when she sees Sage, the fierce Navaho chieftain her fiancé has sworn to crush. For the comforts of civilization are no match for the adventurous passion the handsome warrior awakens in her. Each time Sage catches sight of Leonida's porcelain beauty, his dark eyes smolder with forbidden heat. Nothing has prepared him for the feelings that suddenly rage within him . . . or for his overwhelming desire to sweep this exquisite woman into his powerful embrace, to teach her the ancient ways of his people . . . and the timeless ways of love. Praise for Cassie Edwards “Breathtaking . . . Cassie Edwards is one of the leading writers of historical Native American romance.” —Fresh Fiction “Cassie Edwards captivates with white hot adventure and romance.” —Karen Harper “A sensitive storyteller who always touches readers' hearts.” —RT Book Reviews “Edwards moves readers with love and compassion.” —Bell, Book & Candle
Publisher: Dennis W. Linnehan, distributed by Farcountry Press
Revel in the simple beauty of two of our nation’s most beloved national parks, Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Accomplished photographer Dennis William Linnehan captures the parks’ diversity in dramatic Grand Teton vistas, the delicate patterns of a Yellowstone thermal feature, and even a tender moment between a bison cow and calf. Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons’ most incredible views make this a special keepsake.
Do you really know the difference between shame and guilt? Could you spell out what makes envy very much a separate emotion from jealousy? And what exactly differentiates self-respect from self-esteem? This concise handbook takes you on an entertaining voyage of exploration through many basic human attitudes and attributes, all the while pointing out the poetic and practical facets of things like “Nobility and Ignobility,” or “Virtue and Virility.” Drawing on the wisdom of history’s greatest thinkers, but looking at it all from a Judeo-Christian perspective, this handy and witty manual will open your eyes to the defining characteristics of such pairs as pride and vanity, and equality and equity, as well as what makes them so arrestingly unique. Indispensable as a brief “field guide” to the deepest dimensions of the human experience, and delightful in its stylish delivery, Moral Majesty, Spiritual Splendor will show you the moral fundamentals of what we all experience in our daily lives, from a classically informed Christian viewpoint.