Reflections on Pope Benedict XVI's Encyclical, Deus Caritas Est
Author: Livio Melina
Publisher: Ignatius Press
In response to Benedict XVI's first encyclical, the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies and Marriage and Family reflects, together with the Holy Father, on love. From the very beginning, the fundamental work of the Institute has been pursuing a deeper understanding of God's plan for marriage and family. In these twenty-five years various generations of students and professors, following the legacy of John Paul II, have been able to discover and communicate the beauty of the vocation for which all men have been created: the call to love. Twenty-six professors from the Institute's various sessions express what in their understanding are the main themes of the document, approaching the topics raised by the Holy Father with different theological and philosophical perspectives; by so doing they have highlighted the significance and fecundity of the lines of thought suggested by the Pope. This book is offered as a path towards a fuller understanding of the profundity and richness of the love with which God fills us and wants us to communicate in our turn.
This book introduces the concept of P¢lya property for holomorphic functions of two and several variables. The functions which have the P¢lya property are used to study the uniqueness problem for entire functions. This gives interesting results for a general class of generating functions. The functions with P¢lya property are also used as generating kernels in formal generating relations to study the expansion problem for entire functions. A necessary and sufficient condition is obtained for an entire function to have a unique expansion in a series of various known polynomials generated from the formal generating relations.In this book, it is shown that the uniqueness problem for entire functions of exponential type is equivalent to the approximation problem for analytic functions. This result, in combination with other results, produces many interesting theorems on the approximation of analytic functions. Since functions with P¢lya property have very useful applications, the study of a class of linear operators which preserve the P¢lya property is embarked upon and two sufficient conditions for an operator to be P¢lya-property-preserving are given.
A repackaged edition of the revered author's classic work that examines the four types of human love: affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God—part of the C. S. Lewis Signature Classics series. C.S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—contemplates the essence of love and how it works in our daily lives in one of his most famous works of nonfiction. Lewis examines four varieties of human love: affection, the most basic form; friendship, the rarest and perhaps most insightful; Eros, passionate love; charity, the greatest and least selfish. Throughout this compassionate and reasoned study, he encourages readers to open themselves to all forms of love—the key to understanding that brings us closer to God.
Lugones, Herrera Y Reissig, and the Voices of Modern Spanish American Poetry
Author: Gwen Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Literary Criticism
"Kirkpatrick offers us a brilliant, sensitive and convincing reappraisal of both modernismo and the special role of Leopoldo Lugones as innovator and forerunner of vanguardism in Spanish America. . . . Her voice is informed, incisive, convincing, graceful, and original."--Jack Schmitt, California State University, Long Beach
Temptation and Deception Made Easy The demon Wormwood first became famous through his correspondence with his uncle Screwtape, published in The Screwtape Letters. We are now privileged to peruse his field notebook from that demonic training session, complete with scribbles, notes, and excerpts from his uncle's letters. Wormwood's instructions, mission statements, and maxims for special occasions create a "best of Screwtape" that offers witty and cutting strategies for how best to corrupt a brand new Christian and steal him from the "Enemy" -- God. If the best defense is to know your opponent's game book, this is a must read for all those who want to retain their souls.