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As We Are Now

By May Sarton
  • ISBN Code: : 1497646316
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
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Bestselling author “May Sarton has never been better than she is in this beautiful, harrowing novel about being old, unwanted, yet refusing to give up” (The Boston Globe). After seventy-six-year-old Caro Spencer suffers a heart attack, her family sends her to a private retirement home to wait out the rest of her days. Her memory growing fuzzy, Caro decides to keep a journal to document the daily goings-on—her feelings of confinement and boredom; her distrust of the home’s owner, Harriet Hatfield, and her daughter, Rose; her pity for the more incapacitated residents; her resentment of her brother, John, for leaving her alone. The journal entries describe not only her frustrations, but also small moments of beauty—found in a welcome visit from her minister, or in watching a bird in the garden. But as she writes, Caro grows increasingly sensitive to the casual atrocities of retirement-home life. Even as she acknowledges her mind is beginning to fail, she is determined to fight back against the injustices foisted upon the home’s occupants. This ebook features an extended biography of May Sarton.

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Covering American literature from its pre-contact Indigenous beginnings through the Reconstruction period, the first two volumes of The Broadview Anthology of American Literature represent a substantial reconceiving of the canon of early American literature. Guided by the latest scholarship in American literary studies, and deeply committed to inclusiveness, social responsibility, and rigorous contextualization, the anthology balances representation of widely agreed-upon major works with an emphasis on American literature’s diversity, variety, breadth, and connections with the rest of the Americas. Highlights of Volume A: Beginnings to 1820 • Complete texts of Mary Rowlandson’s captivity narrative and Hannah Webster Foster’s The Coquette • In-depth Contexts sections on such topics as “Slavery and Resistance,” “Rebellions and Revolutions,” and “Print Culture and Popular Literature” • Broader and more extensive coverage of Indigenous oral and visual literature than in competing anthologies • Full author sections in the anthology devoted not only to frequently anthologized figures but also to authors such as Anne Hutchinson, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Briton Hammon

The Heidelberg Catechism

By John Williamson Nevin,John Williams Proudfit
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532698216
  • Total of Pages : 332
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 488
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This volume is a collection of essays on the Heidelberg Catechism by John Nevin, a principal representative of the Mercersburg Theology that was birthed in nineteenth-century Pennsylvania. It also contains a critical response by John Proudfit, a more traditionally scholastic Calvinist. In these essays Nevin argued that the Heidelberg Catechism is an essential irenic confessional document that encapsulates the Reformed tradition and also builds bridges to Lutheranism and Roman Catholicism. According to Nevin the use of the Catechism is vital for shaping the identity of Christians and overcoming the dangers of individualism and subjectivism. Nevin's enthusiasm for the Catechism was a function of his understanding of the Christian life as progressive growth in Christlikeness, the church as the nurturing body of Christ, and the sacraments as conduits of Christ's vivifying personhood. These convictions stood in sharp contrast to the non-catechetical sensibilities of most nineteenth-century American Protestants who emphasized the sufficiency of Scripture alone, the church as a gathered community of like-minded individuals, dramatic conversion experiences, and the direct presence of Christ to the individual soul.

A Perfect Harmony

By Roger A. Caras
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  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Book Code : 9781557532411
  • Total of Pages : 271
  • Category : History
  • Members : 296
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A history of animals throughout the ages. The author explains how animals have played a vital role in humankind's evolutionary course, aiming to enhance the reader's perception of history, the human species, and the sentient creatures with whom we share the planet.

Pagan Paths

By Peter Jennings
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1407072676
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 225
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Revised 20th anniversary edition. Embrace your magickal awakening with this essential guide to modern paganism. From Wicca to Druidry, Shamanism to Heathenry, Paganism is bound together by a collection of spiritual paths that are rooted in the ancient religions of our world. In this enlightening guide, pioneer of the modern Pagan movement Pete Jennings introduces the core concepts of each unique strand of Paganism, explaining their foundations, beliefs and practices to help you in your own personal spiritual journey. Exploring magick, sacred sites, celebrations and organisations and the pivotal role of nature and the divine, this is your guide to finding the path that feels good and true to you.

Boundless Heart

By Christina Feldman
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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Book Code : 0834840634
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 123
  • Pdf File: boundless-heart.pdf

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An esteemed Insight Meditation teacher leads you through the sublime qualities of Buddhism—kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity—and how they can enrich your life Compassion, kindness, equanimity, and joy are not only the fruits of the awakened life but also the path to it—attitudes of mind that can be cultivated through intention and dedication. Also known as the brahma viharas (sublime abodes) and the “Four Immeasurables,” these enobling qualities are far more than simply the “feel-good” states they are often mistaken for. They must be pursued sincerely as a spiritual practice—not just as a means of getting a “spiritual high”—in order to experience the full extent of their power. In Boundless Heart, Christina Feldman presents teachings on the Four Immeasurables, exploring how they balance each other in a way that enhances them all. Her simple practices will lead you toward a life infused with kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity—and to a way of being that promotes those qualities to the world at large.

The Logical Alien

By Sofia Miguens
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674242831
  • Total of Pages : 944
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 794
  • Pdf File: the-logical-alien.pdf

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Is our logical form of thought merely one among many, or must it be the form of thought as such? From Kant to Wittgenstein, philosophers have wrestled with variants of this question. This volume brings together nine distinguished thinkers on the subject, including James Conant, author of the seminal paper “The Search for Logically Alien Thought.”

Yale Classics - Ancient Greek Literature

By Homer,Hesiod,Archilochus,Alcaeus,Sappho,Anacreon,Theognis of Megara,Simonides of Ceos,Bacchylides,Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes,Herodotus,Thucydides,Plato,Aristotle,Lysias,Demosthenes,Apollonius,Callimachus,Theocritus,Plutarch,Epictetus,Gilbert Murray
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 4462
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 677
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e-artnow presents you the greatest works of ancient Greek literature. The selection of books is based on Yale Department of Classics required reading list. Originally designed for students, this exceptional collection will benefit greatly everyone curious about the history, language, and literary and material culture of ancient Greece. Ancient Greek literature has had a profound impact on western literature at large. In particular, many ancient Roman authors drew inspiration from their Greek predecessors. Ever since the Renaissance, European authors in general, including Dante Alighieri, William Shakespeare, John Milton, and James Joyce, have all drawn heavily on classical themes and motifs. This collection is a compound of ancient Greek wisdom, presenting all the major works of every genre of Greek literature. Ultimately, it will train you to develop powers of critical analysis by studying the important periods and major authors of Greek literature. By studying the art, history, and cultures of the ancient world you will gain the power to illuminate problems confronting contemporary society. _x000D_ Homer:_x000D_ Introduction_x000D_ Iliad_x000D_ Odyssey_x000D_ Homeric Hymns_x000D_ _x000D_ Hesiod:_x000D_ Introduction_x000D_ Works and Days_x000D_ Theogony_x000D_ _x000D_ Greek Lyric Poetry:_x000D_ Archilochus_x000D_ Alcaeus_x000D_ Sappho_x000D_ Alcman_x000D_ Anacreon_x000D_ Theognis of Megara_x000D_ Simonides of Ceos_x000D_ Bacchylides_x000D_ Pindar_x000D_ _x000D_ The Oresteia (Aeschylus):_x000D_ The Life and Work of Aeschylus_x000D_ Agamemnon_x000D_ The Choephori (The Libation-Bearers)_x000D_ Eumenides_x000D_ _x000D_ The Tragedies of Sophocles:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Sophocles_x000D_ Ajax_x000D_ Antigone_x000D_ Oedipus at Colonus_x000D_ _x000D_ The Tragedies of Euripides:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Euripides_x000D_ Medea_x000D_ Hippolytus_x000D_ Bacchae_x000D_ _x000D_ The Comedies of Aristophanes:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Aristophanes_x000D_ Frogs_x000D_ Birds_x000D_ Lysistrata_x000D_ _x000D_ Herodotus:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Herodotus_x000D_ The Histories_x000D_ _x000D_ Thucydides:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Thucydides_x000D_ History of the Peloponnesian War_x000D_ _x000D_ Plato:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Plato_x000D_ Republic_x000D_ The Apology of Socrates (Plato)_x000D_ Symposium (Plato)_x000D_ Phaedo (Plato)_x000D_ _x000D_ Aristotle:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Aristotle_x000D_ Poetics_x000D_ Politics_x000D_ Nicomachean Ethics_x000D_ _x000D_ The Orations of Lysias_x000D_ _x000D_ The Philippics (Demosthenes)_x000D_ _x000D_ Argonautica (Apollonius)_x000D_ _x000D_ Hymns of Callimachus_x000D_ _x000D_ The Idylls of Theocritus_x000D_ _x000D_ The Rise and Fall of Greek Supremasy (Plutarch):_x000D_ The Life and Work of Plutarch_x000D_ Biographies:_x000D_ Theseus_x000D_ Solon_x000D_ Themistocles_x000D_ Aristides_x000D_ Cimon_x000D_ Pericles_x000D_ Nicias_x000D_ Alcibiades_x000D_ Phocion_x000D_ Demosthenes_x000D_ _x000D_ Epictetus:_x000D_ The Enchiridion

The Essential Spinoza

By Baruch Spinoza
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  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Book Code : 1624661971
  • Total of Pages : 358
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 893
  • Pdf File: the-essential-spinoza.pdf

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Designed to facilitate a thoughtful and informed reading of Spinoza's Ethics, this anthology provides the Ethics, related writings, and two valuable appendices: List of Propositions from the Ethics, which helps readers to trace the development of key themes; and Citations in Proofs, a list of all the propositions, corollaries, and scholia in the Ethics, together with all the definitions, axioms, propositions, corollaries, and scholia to which Spinoza refers in the proofs--thus, readers can locate, for a given item, each instance where Spinoza refers to it.

True Blessings

By Mahesh Trivedi
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1479749478
  • Total of Pages : 106
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 116
  • Pdf File: true-blessings.pdf

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Do you have questions about your life, and what to do with this amazing gift of existence? This book can help bring clarity and understanding, with insights applicable for your life-being. Treat this book as your companion, a manual for your own journey. With self-awareness and self-discovery, you can find and feel bliss and peace in your everyday life. With new freedom and vision, you will be able to choose a happy and blessed life. There is truly a possibility to experience the flow of bliss in your life journey. Remember, your hero is still alive within you. When you feel comfortable, it is time to move. It is time to learn new things, to evolve and grow. Greatest of all, discovery of your own existence is deeply experienced by expressing and exhibiting the spirit of life in many different ways. We all have our strengths and weaknesses and we face different situations every day in our life journey. Many times, the situations we face are not something we have desired or designed. True Blessings is a treasure within you and it is an unacknowledged gift. It is time again to explore and enhance every aspect of your life and make a celebration of every single day with what you are, what you have and what you do.

Wendell Berry

By Jason Peters
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 0813172535
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 942
  • Pdf File: wendell-berry.pdf

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Essayist, social critic, poet, “mad farmer,” novelist, teacher, and prophet: Wendell Berry has been called many things, but the broad sweep of his contemporary relevance and influence defies facile labels. With his unique perspective and far-reaching vision, Berry poses complex questions about humankind and our relationship to the land and offers simple but profound solutions. Berry’s essays, novels, and poems give voice to a provocative but consistent philosophy, one that extends far beyond its agrarian core to include elements of sociology, the natural sciences, politics, religion, philosophy, linguistics, agriculture, and other seemingly incompatible fields of study. Wendell Berry: Life and Work examines this wise and original thinker, appraising his written work and exploring his influence as an activist and artist. Jason Peters has assembled a broad variety of writers including Hayden Carruth, Sven Birkerts, Barbara Kingsolver, Stanley Hauerwas, Donald Hall, Ed McClanahan, Bill McKibben, Scott Russell Sanders, Norman Wirzba, Wes Jackson, and Eric T. Freyfogle. Each contributor examines an aspect of Berry’s varied yet cohesive body of work. Also included are highly personal glimpses of Wendell Berry: his career, academic influence, and unconventional lifestyle. These deft sketches of Berry show the purity of his agrarian lifestyle and demonstrate that there is nothing simple about the life to which he has devoted himself. He embraces a life that sustains him not by easy purchase and haste but by physical labor and patience, not by mindless acquiescence to a centralized economy but by careful attention to local ways and wisdom. Wendell Berry: Life and Work combines biographical sketches, personal accounts, literary criticism, and social commentary. Together, the contributors illuminate Berry as he is: a complex man of place and community with an astonishing depth of domestic, intellectual, filial, and fraternal attributes. The result is a rich portrait of one of America’s most profound and honest thinkers.