Now that they have reunited with their allies, Bob, Sid, and Roonas are gearing up for war. While the forces of evil set their defenses on the planet Grundar, the armies of good assemble on the other side of the galaxy and plan their attack. A living, giant-tentacled planet, legions of demons, futuristic machines of mass destruction, and Lucifer himself are trying to stop Roonas, Sid, and Bob from saving the universe. So, yeah. No pressure.
Sid, Bob, and Roonas are trapped on Tundar, the galactic Prison Planet. The only way for them to survive the gangs of cats, criminals, assassins, rock monsters, and mysterious "Green Men" is to work for Var, the vampire lord who runs the city. Their first mission... to capture a real live werewolf!
For eons, Lucifer sought to regain power in an attempt to destroy all of existence, and now he is poised to finally succeed. Bob, Sid, and Roonas- three ordinary humans- have been tasked to lead the army of the forces of good against him and his evil hordes on his home planet of Grundar. This 184 page, full-color volume contains Sacred Pie, Chapter 26: ""Final Battle"", which chronicles the culminating war for the fate of the universe!
The three humans destined to save the universe from the machinations of Lucifer have been trapped on a Galactic Prison Planet for months, but now Bob, Sid, and Roonas are escaping! Unfortunately, the most powerful beings in the universe- Rai and Jai- are racing to kill them. Planetary Guardsmen, Verdijer the immortal warrior, and literal Angels try to stand in the path of Rai and Jai's destruction...but will it be enough?
Bob and Roonas need work and as it happens, Rai has arranged for them to work with a team of bounty hunters. Their target? A cargo train robber who is defeating anyone who comes after him with what appears to be the Sacred Tunic- Lucifer's own fighting shirt with the ability to stretch and shape itself into any form!
Roonas, Sid, and Bob are in possession of the most powerful objects in the Universe- one of which is a Medallion which has transported them thousands of years into the future and light years from home. Now they're being chased by maniacal despots, galactic warlords, bounty hunters, and demons. The Universe is pretty much screwed. This volume archives the second half of Sacred Pie: Book 1. The first of three books in the epic online comic, Sacred Pie. Check out the rest of the comic (for free!) at www.sacredpie.com !
Trapped underneath Blair Volcano, Luke and Ewain find themselves inside an icy cavern where a mysterious sword stands firmly planted into the ground - until an earthquake dislodges the blade, hastening the breaking of Valbanill's seal and the legendary Inhuman's awakening. A replacement blade must be placed in its stead immediately, for Valbanill has already begun to stir... The pair is saved by a rescue party led by Cecily, and Luke must make a choice: to either allow Cecily to become the Sacred Blade's Sheath and suffer the fate of her grandfather, or to forge a true, durable Demon Katana at great personal cost to both Lisa and Luke. Will Luke find the strength and courage to save the woman he loves, as he stands once more before the Inhuman Valbanill?
An engaging historical analysis of the cult of the Sacred Heart in France from its origins in the 17th century, through the French revolution, to the construction of Sacre-Coeur in Paris in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Representing the Counter-Reformation Monarch at the End of the Thirty Years' War
Author: Andrew H. Weaver
Ferdinand III played a crucial role both in helping to end the Thirty Years' War and in re-establishing Habsburg sovereignty within his hereditary lands, and yet he remains one of the most neglected of all Habsburg emperors. The underlying premise of Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III is that Ferdinand's accomplishments came not through diplomacy or strong leadership but primarily through a skillful manipulation of the arts, through which he communicated important messages to his subjects and secured their allegiance to the Catholic Church. An important locus for cultural activity at court, especially as related to the Habsburgs' political power, was the Emperor's public image. Ferdinand III offers a fascinating case study in monarchical representation, for the war necessitated that he revise the image he had cultivated at the beginning of his reign, that of a powerful, victorious warrior. Weaver argues that by focusing on the patronage of sacred music (rather than the more traditional visual and theatrical means of representation), Ferdinand III was able to uphold his reputation as a pious Catholic reformer and subtly revise his triumphant martial image without sacrificing his power, while also achieving his Counter-Reformation goal of unifying his hereditary lands under the Catholic church. Drawing upon recent methodological approaches to the representation of other early modern monarchs, as well as upon the theory of confessionalization, this book places the sacred vocal music composed by imperial musicians into the rich cultural, political, and religious contexts of mid-seventeenth-century Central Europe. The book incorporates dramatic productions such as opera, oratorio, and Jesuit drama (as well as works in other media), but the primary focus is the more numerous and more frequently performed Latin-texted paraliturgical genre of the motet, which has generally not been considered by scholars as a vehicle for monarchical representation. By examining the representation of this little-studied emperor during a crucial time in European history, this book opens a window into the unique world view of the Habsburgs, allowing for a previously untold narrative of the end of the Thirty Years' War as seen through the eyes of this important ruling family.
Surveying the variety of ways in which written texts and oral discourse were involved in ancient religions, the contributions to this volume show that oral and written forms were intricately connected in both Greek and Roman state and private religions.
This is the first scholarly treatment of nineteenth-century Christianity to discuss the subject in a global context. Part I analyses the responses of Catholic and Protestant Christianity to the intellectual and social challenges presented by European modernity. It gives attention to the explosion of new voluntary forms of Christianity and the expanding role of women in religious life. Part II surveys the diverse and complex relationships between the churches and nationalism, resulting in fundamental changes to the connections between church and state. Part III examines the varied fortunes of Christianity as it expanded its historic bases in Asia and Africa, established itself for the first time in Australasia, and responded to the challenges and opportunities of the European colonial era. Each chapter has a full bibliography providing guidance on further reading.
William Palmer (M.A., Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford.)
"The Sacred Writings Of ..." provides you with the essential works among the Early Christian writings. The volumes cover the beginning of Christianity until before the promulgation of the Nicene Creed at the First Council of Nicaea. This volume is number one out of two with the essential writings of Clement of Alexandria, a Christian theologian who taught at the Catechetical School of Alexandria.
Social and behavioral scientists study religion or spirituality in various ways and have defined and approached the subject from different perspectives. In cultural anthropology and archaeology the understanding of what constitutes religion involves beliefs, oral traditions, practices and rituals, as well as the related material culture including artifacts, landscapes, structural features and visual representations like rock art. Researchers work to understand religious thoughts and actions that prompted their creation distinct from those created for economic, political, or social purposes. Rock art landscapes convey knowledge about sacred and spiritual ecology from generation to generation. Contributors to this global view detail how rock art can be employed to address issues regarding past dynamic interplays of religions and spiritual elements. Studies from a number of different cultural areas and time periods explore how rock art engages the emotions, materializes thoughts and actions and reflects religious organization as it intersects with sociopolitical cultural systems.