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The Divines

By Ellie Eaton
  • ISBN Code: : 0063012219
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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Recommended by Entertainment Weekly * CNN * Harper's BAZAAR * E! Online * Refinery 29 * Bustle * Shondaland * Vulture * The Millions * Lit Hub * Electric Literature * Parade * MSN * and more! “For when you want a coming-of-age novel with a dark twist. In this provocative novel, the past isn’t always as far away as you think.” —The Skimm “[S]o beautifully written that I marked lines—for their perceptive genius—on nearly every page... This perfectly paced novel examines class structures and sexual identity and betrayals and tragedy in a way that had be both wanting to rip through the pages and wanting to savor each sentence until the extremely satisfying end." —Elin Hilderbrand for Literati Can we ever really escape our pasts? The girls of St John the Divine, an elite English boarding school, were notorious for flipping their hair, harassing teachers, chasing boys, and chain-smoking cigarettes. They were fiercely loyal, sharp-tongued, and cuttingly humorous in the way that only teenage girls can be. For Josephine, now in her thirties, the years at St John were a lifetime ago. She hasn’t spoken to another Divine in fifteen years, not since the day the school shuttered its doors in disgrace. Yet now Josephine inexplicably finds herself returning to her old stomping grounds. The visit provokes blurry recollections of those doomed final weeks that rocked the community. Ruminating on the past, Josephine becomes obsessed with her teenage identity and the forgotten girls of her one-time orbit. With each memory that resurfaces, she circles closer to the violent secret at the heart of the school’s scandal. But the more Josephine recalls, the further her life unravels, derailing not just her marriage and career, but her entire sense of self. Suspenseful, provocative, and compulsively readable, The Divines explores the tension between the lives we lead as adults and the experiences that form us, probing us to consider how our memories as adults compel us to reexamine our pasts.

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In the early seventeenth century, as the vehement aggression of the early Reformation faded, the Church of England was able to draw upon scholars of remarkable ability to present a more thoughtful defence of its position. The Caroline Divines, who flourished under King Charles I, drew upon vast erudition and literary skill, to refute the claims of the Church of Rome and affirm the purity of the English religious settlement. This book examines their writings in the context of modern ecumenical dialogue, notably that of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) to ask whether their arguments are still valid, and indeed whether they can contribute to contemporary ecumenical progress. Drawing upon an under-used resource within Anglicanism’s own theological history, this volume shows how the restatement by the Caroline Divines of the catholic identity of the Church prefigured the work of ARCIC, and provides Anglicans with a vocabulary drawn from within their own tradition that avoids some of the polemical and disputed formulations of the Roman Catholic tradition.

The Covenant of Works

By J. V. Fesko
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190071370
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion
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The doctrine of "the covenant of works" arose to prominence in the late sixteenth century and quickly became a regular feature in Reformed thought. Theologians believed that when God first created man he made a covenant with him: all Adam had to do was obey God's command to not eat from the tree of knowledge and obey God's command to be fruitful, multiply, and subdue the earth. The reward for Adam's obedience was profound: eternal life for him and his offspring. The consequences of his disobedience were dire: God would visit death upon Adam and his descendants. In the covenant of works, Adam was not merely an individual but served as a public person, the federal head of the human race. The Covenant of Works explores the origins of the doctrine of God's covenant with Adam and traces it back to the inter-testamental period, through the patristic and middle ages, and to the Reformation. The doctrine has an ancient pedigree and was not solely advocated by Reformed theologians. The book traces the doctrine's development in the seventeenth century and its reception in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Fesko explores the reasons why the doctrine came to be rejected by some, even in the Reformed tradition, arguing that interpretive methods influenced by Enlightenment thought caused theologians to question the doctrine's scriptural legitimacy.

Faithful Ministry

By Max Rogland
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532658079
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 952
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This collection of biblical, theological, historical, and pastoral essays celebrates the remarkable forty-year ministry of the Rev. Dr. Robert S. ("Rob") Rayburn. A man of scholarly gifts and a shepherd's heart, Rob not only faithfully served a single congregation for his entire ministerial career, but also contributed to the wider church through his perceptive theological writings. Just as Rob embodied pastoral warmth, intellectual rigor, and an appreciation for the catholicity of the Christian tradition, so too the essays of this "ecclesial Festschrift" seek to bring scholarly expertise into the service of Christ's church. Contributors: William Barker Joel Belz Ron Bergey John Birkett Bryan Chapell Jack Collins Ian Hamilton Eric Irwin David Jones Joshua Moon Robert G. Rayburn II George Robertson Kevin Skogen Jacob Skogen John Wykoff

Dragonsphere

By Richard Fierce
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  • Publisher : Dragonfire Press
  • Book Code : 1947329022
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 714
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The soul of a powerful dragon has escaped its magical prison. The creature’s wrath knows no bounds and spreads across two enemy kingdoms, forcing an unlikely alliance. Calderon and Velkyn, the two young men charged with the safeguard of the sphere that held the dragon captive, must leave everything they’ve known in a quest to recapture the beast before it takes physical form. Will they be able to stop events beyond their power, or will both kingdoms be destroyed by the dragon’s rage? Keywords: fantasy, epic fantasy, dragons, magic, elves, wizards, sorcerers, fantasy series, completed fantasy series, fantasy collection, fantasy books, dark fantasy, grimdark, mage, mages, coming of age, action and adventure, sword and sorcery, fantasy books, fantasy book series, fantasy novels, epic fantasy series for adults, fantasy action adventure, fantasy ebooks, fantasy fiction books, dark gods, mages

Justification, Sanctification, and Union with Christ

By Sherif A. Fahim
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1666734071
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 267
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The opposition against legalism and Antinomianism is one fight that Calvin, the Westminster Divines, and Walter Marshall were involved in. Both errors are strongly connected, and we are prone to swing between these two errors. Each of them leads to the other. When we think that being forgiven in Christ means that we are not bound to the law, we fall into Antinomianism. As a reaction against Antinomianism, we can go to the other extreme, which is legalism. In legalism, we try to secure obedience by making it the condition for our salvation, and hence it becomes a heavy burden. The final result of this swinging is despair, which leads to hatred of the law and subsequently of God. The swinging between these two errors can only be broken by the gospel.

Encyclopedia of the Divine Feminine

By Tamara Von Forslun
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1664105697
  • Total of Pages : 612
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 370
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-the-divine-feminine.pdf

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No matter what land, culture, country or faith, the Goddess is alive and well and attracting not only women to Her many paths and Her Mysteries but also men who have realised and awakened the feminine within and without as needed in this time of great uncertainty. It is time not to suppress the feminine, but Empower Her, so the world can see the true beauty in everything that She stands for and represents. She is not separate from the world, She is the world, and everything has a little light of the Goddess within them if they only take off their blinkers and let Her shine forth. Let us all now honour the Great Mother and in this great hour of need for a Mother, let us honour all Mothers throughout women’s forgotten past and listen to Her-story not his-story. It is the Patriarchal religions of the world that have created a world of uncertainty, imbalance, and fear. Let us NOW through the Divine Feminine remove the imbalance of the patriarchal warring world and assist our own community in EMPOWERING women and men to awaken to a world of harmony, peace and equilibrium, The Golden Age of Harmony and Equilibrium is NOW!. Let us as a sisterhood, daughters, nieces, sisters, mothers, grandmothers and all women and men under the Light of the Goddess in all Her cultures, names, and differences awaken Her to our world, and through us let Her shine. In honouring the Great Mother we shall spread Her love and honour all Mothers, all women of every faith, culture, and path. “May The Goddess hold you gently in the palms of Her hands, And always close to Her heart!” Lady Tamara Von Forslun Elder High Priestess of the Clan of Boskednan – Tribe of the Crow

The Divine Inspiration of the Bible

By Arthur Pink
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  • Publisher : Darolt Books
  • Book Code : 6586145910
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Bibles
  • Members : 274
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Christianity is the religion of a Book. Christianity is based upon the impregnable rock of Holy Scripture. The starting point of all doctrinal discussion must be the Bible. Upon the foundation of the Divine inspiration of the Bible stands or falls the entire edifice of Christian truth."If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" (Psalm 11:3). Surrender the dogma of verbal inspiration and you are left like a rudderless ship on a stormy sea-at the mercy of every wind that blows. Deny that the Bible is, without any qualifications, the very Word of God, and you are left without any ultimate standard of measurement and without any supreme authority. It is useless to discuss any doctrine taught by the Bible until you are prepared to acknowledge, unreservedly, that the Bible is the final court of appeal. Grant that the Bible is a Divine revelation and communication of God's own mind and will to men, and you have a fixed starting point from which advance can be made into the domain of truth. Grant that the Bible is (in its original manuscripts) inerrant and infallible and you reach the place where study of its contents is both practicable and profitable. This book is an important study on the Word of God and its divine inspiration.

The divine eucharist extracts from the writings and sermons of Pierre-Julien Eymard

By P.J. Eymard
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5875798289
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  • Category : History
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Read and download full book The divine eucharist extracts from the writings and sermons of Pierre-Julien Eymard

Perceiving the Divine through the Human Body

By T. Cattoi,J. McDaniel
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 023033976X
  • Total of Pages : 253
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 143
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Cattoi and McDaniel present a selection of articles on the role of the body and the spiritual senses - our transfigured channels of sensory perceptions - in the context of spiritual practice. The volume investigates this theme across a variety of different religious traditions within Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism.