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Flight of the Fallen

By Mary H.Herbert
  • ISBN Code: : 0786964901
  • Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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The second title in a trilogy that explores the south of the Dragonlance world after the War of Souls. Flight of the Fallen is the second title in a trilogy that centers around Linsha Majere, the grandchild of one of the central characters of the entire Dragonlance saga. This trilogy continues to advance the story of post-War of Souls events in the Dragonlance world and introduces a major new villain to the setting.

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There are very few accounts of the afterlife across the period from Homer to Dante. Most traditional studies approach the classical afterlife from the point of view of its "evolution" towards the Christian afterlife. This book tries to do something different: to explore afterlife narratives in spatial terms and to situate this tradition within the ambit of a fundamental need in human psychology for the synthesis of soul (or "self") and universe. Drawing on the works of Homer, Plato, Cicero, Virgil, and Dante, among others, as well as on modern works on psychology, cartography, and music theory, Mapping the Afterlife argues that the topography of the afterlife in the Greek and Roman tradition, and in Dante, reflects the state of "scientific" knowledge at the time of the various contexts in which we find it. The book posits that there is a dominant spatial idiom in afterlife landscapes, a "journey-vision paradigm"--the horizontal journey of the soul across the afterlife landscape, and a synoptic vision of the universe. Many scholars have argued that the vision of the universe is out of place in the underworld landscape. However, looking across the entire tradition, we find that afterlife landscapes, almost without exception, contain these two kinds of space in one form or another. This double vision of space brings the underworld, as the landscape of the soul, into contact with the "scientific" universe; and brings humanity into line with the cosmos.

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In the early 1300s, Dante Alighieri set out to write the three volumes which make the up The Divine Comedy. Purgatorio is the second volume in this set and opens with Dante the poet picturing Dante the pilgrim coming out of the pit of hell. Similar to the Inferno (34 cantos), this volume is divided into 33 cantos, written in tercets (groups of 3 lines). The English prose is arranged in tercets to facilitate easy correspondence to the verse form of the Italian on the facing page, enabling the reader to follow both languages line by line. In an effort to capture the peculiarities of Dante's original language, this translation strives toward the literal and sheds new light on the shape of the poem. Again the text of Purgatorio follows Petrocchi's La Commedia secondo l'antica vulgata, but the editor has departed from Petrocchi's readings in a number of cases, somewhat larger than in the previous Inferno, not without consideration of recent critical readings of the Comedy by scholars such as Lanza (1995, 1997) and Sanguineti (2001). As before, Petrocchi's punctuation has been lightened and American norms have been followed. However, without any pretensions to being "critical", the text presented here is electic and being not persuaded of the exclusive authority of any manuscript, the editor has felt free to adopt readings from various branches of the stemma. One major addition to this second volume is in the notes, where is found the Intercantica - a section for each canto that discusses its relation to the Inferno and which will make it easier for the reader to relate the different parts of the Comedy as a whole.

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The New Testament shows the early Church as having both stable institutions and dynamic growth in charismatic ministries. In the twenty-first century, although many historically-determined inessentials have changed, the Church’s structure remains fundamentally the same. This study looks at New Testament ministries (Eph 4:11-12), Baptism in the Holy Spirit, and the history of the gift of tongues from the Acts of the Apostles through to the charismatics of our time, to see how these elements contribute to the fast-paced, global phenomenon we call the “pentecostalization” of modern Christianity. Our research shows that much of what appears to be novel in current ecclesial movements is the fruit of charisms that have been poured out from the beginning. The disciples of Christ are still bringing “out of his treasure what is new and old.”

Book I

By R. G. M. Nisbet,Margaret Hubbard
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191656984
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  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Horace's Odes are among the most popular, and the most misunderstood, of ancient writings. The present work is written in the belief that they are learned poems, which demand some knowledge of conventional forms and topics. Each ode is provided with an introduction which sets it against its Greek and Roman literary background. This edition may be used in conjunction with the Oxford Classical Text edited by E. C. Wickham. The commentary includes a large number of parallel passages, chosen to show how Horace plays new variations on old themes; it is hoped that these may prove useful to commentators on other ancient poets. The book also contains sections on chronology and metre, and a select bibliography is attached to each ode.

Playing the Farmer

By Philip Thibodeau
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520950259
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Playing the Farmer reinvigorates our understanding of Vergil’s Georgics, a vibrant work written by Rome’s premier epic poet shortly before he began the Aeneid. Setting the Georgics in the social context of its day, Philip Thibodeau for the first time connects the poem’s idyllic, and idealized, portrait of rustic life and agriculture with changing attitudes toward the countryside in late Republican and early Imperial Rome. He argues that what has been seen as a straightforward poem about agriculture is in fact an enchanting work of fantasy that elevated, and sometimes whitewashed, the realities of country life. Drawing from a wide range of sources, Thibodeau shows how Vergil’s poem reshaped agrarian ideals in its own time, and how it influenced Roman poets, philosophers, agronomists, and orators. Playing the Farmer brings a fresh perspective to a work that was praised by Dryden as "the best poem by the best poet."

Rules of Use

By Julian Lamb
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472534557
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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We take it for granted that we can use words properly – appropriately, meaningfully, even decorously. And yet it is very difficult to justify or explain what makes a particular use "proper." Given that properness is determined by the unpredictable vagaries of unrepeatable contexts, it is impossible to formulate an absolute rule which tells what is proper in every situation. In its four case studies of texts by Ascham, Puttenham, Mulcaster, and the first English dictionary writers, Rules of Use shows the way in which early modern pedagogues attempted to articulate such a rule whilst being mindful that proper use can neither be determined by any single rule, nor definitively described in examples. Using the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Stanley Cavell's influential reading of it, Rules of Use argues that early modern pedagogues became entangled in a sceptical problem: aspiring to formulate a definitive rule of proper use, their own instruction begins to appear uncertain and lacking in assurance when they find such a rule cannot be expressed.

The Second Gospel of Fred

By Fred Wurlitzer, MD FACS MBA
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 109803175X
  • Total of Pages : 170
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 261
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Dr. Wurlitzer, MD, FACS, has written religious poetry that he calls doggerel in the style of Ogden Nash. He addresses many controversial topics in Christianity today that challenge modern minds. Arcane and unusual topics such as the multiverse, God thinking in eleven dimensions, and itinerant Jesus, redemption for early hominids, euthanasia, the virgin birth, abortion, what is the soul, and evolution were discussed in the first book, Gospel of Fred from the standpoint of believing in Jesus. Evidence was given for a Great Flood, destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and Jonah being swallowed by a gig fish. Even the most unusual biblical event often has a factual basis recently uncovered. As in his first gospel, a variety of subjects are addressed in this, The Second Gospel of Fred. Most topics are also controversial, including a parachuting Jesus in the Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, the flight of starlings reminding one of the flights of souls, the Alabama abortion ban, separation of church and state, Planned Parenthood, aliens, failures, apparitions, resurrections, a female Anglican Archbishop, enjoying Dom Perignon champagne, the opioid crisis-and a multitude of other topics. No subject is avoided because of it being too controversial. Jesus can give us insight into understanding almost any subject. The New Testament can be as relevant today to thinking Christians as it was two millennia ago. Dr. Wurlitzer attempts to prove just that.

A Flight of Parsons

By Thomas P. Power
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532609094
  • Total of Pages : 340
  • Category : Religion
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Irish Anglican clergymen played an important role in the creation of a nineteenth-century “Greater Ireland,” a term denoting a diasporic movement in which the Irish transformed into a global people, actively participating in British imperial expansion and colonial nation building. These essays address the formative influences and circumstances that informed the mental world and disposition of Irish Anglicans, particularly clergy who were graduates of Trinity College Dublin (TCD), an institution pivotal in the formation of attitudes among the Irish Anglican elite. TCD was the gathering point for Anglicans of different backgrounds, and as such acted as a great leveler and formative center where laity and aspirant clergy were educated together under a common curriculum. In common with the Irish as a whole, TCD graduate clergy exerted an influence on colonial life in the religious, cultural, intellectual, and political spheres out of all proportion to their numbers. Faced with its dismantling in the old world, adherents of the Church of Ireland availed of opportunities for its reconstruction in the new and in the process bequeathed an important legacy in the colonial church.

Dome of Souls

By C.E. Smith
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1532087462
  • Total of Pages : 348
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 299
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As the Dome of Souls is besieged by the forces of darkness, a chance event occurs. While eight-year-old Jeremy Reader innocently catches butterflies amid the rolling hills of Salisbury Plain, an explosion suddenly knocks him off his feet. After an angelic figure appears and magically inserts a key into his chest, Jeremy has no idea his destiny has already been decided. Eight years later, the nightmares that have haunted Jeremy since he unwittingly took possession of the key are suddenly realized when he is attacked by winged demons. After salvation comes in the form of an angelic figure who teleports Jeremy to a distant planet, the teen’s life is forever changed. As Jeremy and his savior, Jo, attempt to elude their pursuers and return the key to the aged Keeper, they travel back in time where they become embroiled in the events unfolding at the end of World War II, and then back to the present as Jeremy transforms into the Keeper with a new mission: to suppress the forces of darkness and bring back the light of goodness. In this action-packed fantasy, an unlikely hero and his savior seek to restore the balance of good and evil in the universe.