Edith Stein

A Philosophical Prologue, 1913-1922

Author: Alasdair C. MacIntyre

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 195

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Edith Stein lived an unconventional life. Born into a devout Jewish family, she drifted into atheism in her mid teens, took up the study of philosophy, studied with Edmund Husserl, the founder of phenomenology, became a pioneer in the women's movement in Germany, a military nurse in World War I, converted from atheism to Catholic Christianity, became a Carmelite nun, was murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942, and canonized by Pope John Paul II. Renowned philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre here presents a fascinating account of Edith Stein's formative development as a philosopher. To accomplish this, he offers a concise survey of her context, German philosophy in the first decades of the twentieth century. His treatment of Stein demonstrates how philosophy can form a person and not simply be an academic formulation in the abstract. MacIntyre probes the phenomenon of conversion in Stein as well as contemporaries Franz Rosenzweig, and Georg Luckas. His clear and concise account of Stein's formation in the context of her mentors and colleagues reveals the crucial questions and insights that her writings offer to those who study Husserl, Heidegger or the Thomism of the 1920's and 30's. Written with a clarity that reaches beyond an academic audience, this book will reward careful study by anyone interested in Edith Stein as thinker, pioneer and saint.

Signs of Time in Black Poetry

Author: Eva O'Nay Brooks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Poetry

Page: 99

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What’s Going On? In today’s era, the 1990s, this is what’s going on and society can see it’s not just paranoia - it’s real plain old fashioned hatred. These dramas were shown in movies such as Roots, The Ring, School Daze, Queen, and even Bedroom Eyes, to name a few - seemingly condemning ‘some shades of color’ in America. These movies and others show how society in this era is fragmenti ng, with racism, prejudice and discrimination against their own brothers / sisters that stemmed from the beginning and over the mere evolution of ti me, developed over the centuries to become what it is today. Division, dividing and conquering - one can see throughout the five centuries and fi ve statuses, the changes make no differences, that bias and bigotry with hatred still exists with all people of the world, and will remain until the Judgement Day. This is one reason why the Black’s fi ft h status change should require another box for the multi -mixed Americans, such as Black and Indian and White, Black and White, Black and Asian and White - etc., when the census comes around again. These individuals need to become and develop their own identities as born American citizens, and this change should have taken place along with the fifth status change for Black Americans. Future Americans may vote this in. This takes care of yesterday, today and tomorrow for a new beginning of all people, with hope for tomorrow. The late singer - songwriter by the name of Marvin Gaye may have been propheti c with his song, “What’s Going On?” It sounds just like today.

Me Myself

Author: 中本幹子




Page: 31

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Arm in Arm with Adolescent Girls

Educating into the New Creation

Author: Emily A. Peck-McClain

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers


Category: Religion

Page: 156

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Adolescent girls are filled with passion, excitement, joy, critique, wit, and energy, even as they face and overcome a wide variety of difficult challenges. Some challenges are spirit- and even life-threatening. The stories of more than twenty adolescent girls are put into dialogue with the Apostle Paul, especially in Rom 6-8. Through that perhaps unlikely pairing, those who love and work with adolescent girls will find a depth of understanding and a call to action. Christian educators, pastors, youth workers, parents, and adolescent girls will find a new way to look at the world around them and a new way to bring Scripture to bear on real-life experience. By offering this powerful, scripturally-grounded approach to the world around us, adolescent girls and others will learn compelling methods for putting a new perspective into action in their personal lives, social circles, and churches. This thoughtful and respectful look at the lives of adolescent girls seeks to equip faithful Christians in the church to use their prophetic voices to call out the sins of racism, sexism, homophobia, and sizeism in the experiences of these strong and resilient girls.


Author: Ana Lanclos

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Religion

Page: 114

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I apprehensively share a very personal, destitute part of my life and fragments thereof, through this book called “THE REPROACH”, which in turn cultivates in you the realism of Jesus Christ. I used my life situations as illustrations and guides as to how to walk with Jesus Christ even when you are rejected by loved ones or friends for serving Jesus Christ. This book also shares my personal dialogues with God Himself in ways that can teach you to hear from God for yourself. Every person that reads “THE REPROACH” will be touched by God, in one way or another.

LILITH (Dark Fantasy Classic)

Author: George MacDonald

Publisher: Musaicum Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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Lilith is a fantasy novel written by George MacDonald. Mr. Vane, the main protagonist, owns a library that seems to be haunted by the former librarian, who looks much like a raven from the brief glimpses he catches of the wraith. After finally encountering the supposed ghost, the mysterious Mr. Raven, Vane learns that Raven had known his father. Indeed, Vane's father had visited the strange parallel universe from which Raven comes and goes and now resides therein. Vane follows Raven into the world through a mirror. Lilith is considered among the darkest of MacDonald's works, and among the most profound. It is a story concerning the nature of life, death, and salvation. In the story, MacDonald mentions a cosmic sleep that heals tortured souls, preceding the salvation of all. MacDonald was a Christian Universalist, believing that all will eventually be saved. However, in this story, divine punishment is not taken lightly, and salvation is hard-won. George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence".

The Complete Novels of George MacDonald (Illustrated Edition)

The Princess and the Goblin, The Princess and Curdie, Phantastes, At the Back of the North Wind, Lilith, David Elginbrod, Malcolm, Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood, Wilfrid Cumbermede and many more

Author: George MacDonald

Publisher: e-artnow


Category: Fiction

Page: 12060

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This eBook edition of "The Complete Novels of George MacDonald (Illustrated Edition)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: Fantasy Fiction: The Princess and the Goblin The Princess and Curdie Phantastes At the Back of the North Wind The Lost Princess: A Double Story The Day Boy and the Night Girl The Flight of the Shadow Lilith: A Romance Realistic Fiction: David Elginbrod (The Tutor's First Love) Alec-Forbes of Howglen (The Maiden's Bequest) Robert Falconer (The Musician's Quest) Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood Wilfrid Cumbermede Gutta Percha Willie St. George and St. Michael Mary Marston (A Daughter's Devotion) Warlock o' Glenwarlock (The Laird's Inheritance) Weighed and Wanting (A Gentlewoman's Choice) What's Mine's Mine (The Highlander's Last Song) Home Again (The Poet's Homecoming) The Elect Lady (The Landlady's Master) A Rough Shaking Heather and Snow (The Peasant Girl's Dream) Salted with Fire (The Minister's Restoration) Far Above Rubies Malcolm The Marquis of Lossie (The Marquis' Secret) Sir Gibbie (The Baronet's Song) Donal Grant (The Shepherd's Castle) Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood The Seaboard Parish The Vicar's Daughter Thomas Wingfold, Curate (The Curate's Awakening) Paul Faber, Surgeon (The Lady's Confession) There and Back (The Baron's Apprenticeship) George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence". MacDonald has been credited with founding the "kailyard school" of Scottish writing.

Pray Out Loud

Your Voice Can Change the Atmosphere

Author: Kimberly Daniels

Publisher: Charisma Media


Category: Religion

Page: 144

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More than 95 percent of the psalms express or invite audible words. This book will inform, equip, and inspire you to proclaim prayers that spread the gospel. We are living in times of great discrimination against the message of the church. Special interest groups boldly stand on platforms and speak out in ways much like Goliath did when he mocked the armies of the Lord. The generals of that time hid and were afraid to speak out, but we must learn from their mistake. God is recruiting voices from the wilderness of the America we live in today to stand and speak truth in love. The general attitude of many people is that prayer should be offered up only in the privacy of sanctuaries or the seclusion of prayer closets. This book defies that idea. As others are boldly coming out of the closet for whatever they are passionate about, so should believers! We know that there is life and death in the power of the tongue. We also know God’s people perish for a lack of knowledge. Pray Out Loud not only informs and trains readers; it also equips them with prayers and declarations so they can intercede with power. This book encourages Christians to refuse to be silenced and instead to become violent interrupters who stand in the gap and with loud voices proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. FEATURES AND BENEFITS: Trains and equips you to overcome intimidation and receive impartation to intercede with power Includes declarations and decrees for intercession and spiritual warfare