Nev Wakefield is happy working as a blacksmith on her sprawling ranch, until one fateful evening driving home, her past comes rushing back, literally running her off the road. Kinsley Padovano escapes to a spiritual retreat only to be nearly run down by Nev, a woman she never expected to see again. Nev and Kinsley share a history of heartbreaking loss. Twenty-five years ago, Nev’s twin and Kinsley’s best friend, Vivian, died in a plane crash, leaving Nev alone with parents too caught in their grief to notice her and spurring Kinsley toward a career as an aviation expert. Now, Kinsley’s retreat is right next door to Nev’s ranch, and they’re thrust together as undeniable attraction becomes too irresistible to ignore. Can they overcome the pain of their past to turn fate around?
A young British soldier's career takes a nosedive after he suffers the effects of a horrific incident during a tour of Northern Ireland in the early 1970s. He decides to leave the army for good, turning his back on everyone including his beautiful German girlfriend and travels to the Cascade Mountain wilderness of Washington State where he seeks to build a new life with a companion. Unknown to him his new partner has brought with him a host of problems in the form of the irresistible Kathleen Woolf and her presence has devastating consequences. The young man is forced to flee into the wilderness to escape a police manhunt only to become the quarry of a much more dangerous creature. He is pushed to the very limit of his endurance and forced to use all of his army training and ingenuity to survive. Just when he thinks things couldn't get any worse, they do.
Literature, Culture, and the Work of Sacvan Bercovitch
Author: Michael P. Kramer
Category: Literary Criticism
Playing on the frequently used metaphors of the 'turn toward' or 'turn back' in scholarship on religion, The Turn Around Religion in America offers a model of religion that moves in a reciprocal relationship between these two poles. In particular, this volume dedicates itself to a reading of religion and of religious meaning that cannot be reduced to history or ideology on the one hand or to truth or spirit on the other, but is rather the product of the constant play between the historical particulars that manifest beliefs and the beliefs that take shape through them. Taking as their point of departure the foundational scholarship of Sacvan Bercovitch, the contributors locate the universal in the ongoing and particularized attempts of American authors from the seventeenth century forward to get it - whatever that 'it' might be - right. Examining authors as diverse as Pietro di Donato, Herman Melville, Miguel Algarin, Edward Taylor, Mark Twain, Robert Keayne, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Paule Marshall, Stephen Crane, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Joseph B. Soloveitchik, among many others-and a host of genres, from novels and poetry to sermons, philosophy, history, journalism, photography, theater, and cinema-the essays call for a discussion of religion's powers that does not seek to explain them as much as put them into conversation with each other. Central to this project is Bercovitch's emphasis on the rhetoric, ritual, typology, and symbology of religion and his recognition that with each aesthetic enactment of religion's power, we learn something new.
What kind of turn is the turn to ethics? A Right turn? A Left turn? A wrong turn? A U-turn? Ethics is back in literary studies, philosophy, and political theory. The philosophers, political theorists, literary critics and physician whose essays are collected here bring the particularities of their disciplines and training to a vital complex of questions.
This book investigates the recent renewed theological focus on ecclesiology and the practices of the church. In light of the diminishing role of the church in Western society over the last century, it considers how theologians have come to view church life as essential to faith and theological thinking. The chapters analyze key works by John Milbank, Stanley Hauerwas and Nicholas Healy, and bring them into conversation with an earlier phase in church history. The historical comparison focuses on the renewal of ecclesiology in Roman Catholic theology in the early twentieth century, represented by Romano Guardini, Odo Casel, and Henri de Lubac. Outlining how the present ‘turn to the church’ can be seen as promising, the volume provides readers with a sketch of how a church-centred theology might assist the church in inhabiting an increasingly ‘post-Christian’ world.
Author: European Association for Jewish Studies. Congress
169 papers from the Toledo Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies, offering a broad, realistic perspective on the advances, achievements and anxieties of Judaic Studies, from the Bible to our days, on the eve of the new millennium.
Someone once said that we are the writers of our own destiny. Each new chapter is a continuation of the one before it, one that is created, written and revised by the authors, by you and me. We are the writers of our own destiny, but what happens when we start to doubt our skills as writers, when something happens that causes us to lose the strength or the will to continue being the author of our own book? A Turn of the Paige is a coming-of-age fictional story about a young woman who learns about the power of love, never giving up, and how a simple book can change the course of one's life.
Book Summary: Paul Murphy is hitting a pivotal stretch in his life. Before he realizes what forces he must contend with, he'll be deciding whom to love and what to believe. Is the seductive Anne acceptable? Is the honest Emily obtainable? Is the unpredictable Jane compatible? A Turn and 98 Left is an unexpected epic, in which attraction sets in motion a reluctant campaign to cope with our mysterious origins and dubious fate.
A Turn with the Muse (From Yahweh to Yeshua) is a cleverly, crafted collection of rhyming poems which deals with very famous and also some less well-known but equally interesting stories in the bible. After writing prose and verse for a few decades, the author has certainly reached the level of the old masters. The book makes an interesting read whether one reads it intensely or makes a casual foray into it. For the effective outcome, Dr Martin Haynes was able to draw on his wide classical and medical background. Dr Martin Dec Haynes was born in Barbados. He attended Harrison College and emerged as an Island Scholar in Classical Studies. He went on to study Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He stayed-on to do postgraduate studies and obtain the specialist degree in Surgery. He returned and worked in Trinidad for many years, during which time he felt impelled to write poetry and short stories. He has a publishable manuscript of Puns, a large volume of poems called The Moving Finger which may be out before this one, A Turn With The Muse. There is another big collection of Poems to follow, the working title of which is The Albatross and Other Poems. He tries to play a little golf most days, and spends his time either in Trinidad, Barbados or Florida.
1 Samuel 1–8 in Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives
Author: Serge Frolov
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
The monograph produces a new interpretation of the opening chapter of 1 Samuel by combining several hermeneutical models, including the theory of chaotic (dynamically unstable) systems and the most recent, essentially post-modern, form criticism, to produce a new interpretation of the opening chapters of 1 Samuel. It argues that 1 Samuel 1-8 is an integral literary unit whose stance on such pivotal issues as monarchy and cultic centralization poorly agrees with that of the balance of Deuteronomy - Kings. In the diachronic perspective, this unit can be construed as a post-Deuteronomistic redactional interpolation polemically directed against several planks of the Deuteronomic/Deuteronomistic agenda. In the synchronic perspective, the pattern of relationship between 1 Samuel 1-8 and the balance of Genesis - Kings calls for a non-linear, multi-dimensional reading of the corpus. Both interpretational trajectories lead to the conclusion that the thrust of the Former Prophets in its final form is controlled to a considerable extent by non-Deuteronomistic elements.