Books received from various publishers.From Warner Books, 1271 Ave. of the Americas, New York New York, state, United States
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Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II (Latin: Ioannes Paulus PP. II, Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan Paweł II) born , Rise, let us be on our way, 2004, $22.95 U.S., hardcover, 230 pages. Transl.: Walter Ziemba. The memories and reflections of the Pope call the reader to accept his vocation and follow the Lord with trust and zeal. The hook was written on the forty-fifth anniversary of John Paul's appointment as auxiliary bishop
From Scholarly Book Services Inc. (distributing for University of North Carolina Press The University of North Carolina Press (or UNC Press), founded in 1922, is a university press that is part of the University of North Carolina. External link
Candy Gunther Brown, The Word in the world: Evangelical writing, publishing, and reading in America, 1789-1880, 2004, $32.95 Cdn, softcover, 336 pages. This book, mainly of interest to historical scholars, explains the connection between the media and the spread of fundamentalist Evangelical thought. The technique and strategies employed over a century ago to promote religious values are of historical interest and may offer some bright thoughts for today.
Theodore Dwight Theodore Dwight may refer to:
An adherent of antinomianism.
1. Of or relating to the doctrine of antinomianism.
2. backlash in Puritanism to 1638, 2004, $82.50 Cdn, hardcover, 350 pages. Again, this is a volume for historical specialists. It presents Puritan spirituality, especially its austere disciplinary teachings and rites, covering the years from 1570 to 1638. Antinomianism antinomianism (ăntĭnō`mēənĭzəm) [Gr.,=against the law], the belief that Christians are not bound by the moral law, particularly that of the Old Testament. The idea was strong among the Gnostics, especially Marcion. , with its premise of salvation without strictness or duty, is shown as the backlash against the severity of Puritanism. Attention is given to the life and legacy of John Cotton, first leader of the Antinomian insurgency. With footnotes and quotations.
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Ted Byfield Edward Bartlett "Ted" Byfield (born 1929) is an Alberta conservative journalist, publisher and editor. He founded the Alberta Report and Western Report newsmagazines.
Born in Toronto, Byfield moved with his parents to Washington, D.C. at the age of 17. (ed.), The Christians: Their First Two Thousand Years: The Sword of Islam: A.D. 565 to 740. The Muslim onslaught all but destroys Christendom (vol. 5), 2004, $49.95 Cdn, hardcover, 288 pages.
This is the latest release of the magnificently illustrated large volumes in the Christian history series. This volume describes the rise of Islam, as well as Muhammad's life and teachings. Fascinating details of Arab life in the sixth and seventh centuries come to life in this colourful volume. Insights are offered into the present-day conflict between the West and fundamentalist Islam.
From Mansfield Press Mansfield Press is a small, independent publishing house located in Toronto's Little Italy.
Founded in 1999 by Denis De Klerck, the press publishes both poetry and fiction. External links
Pier Giorgio Di Cicco Pier Giorgio Di Cicco (born July 5, 1949) is an Italian-Canadian poet. In 2005 he became the second Poet Laureate of Toronto.
Born in Arezzo, Italy, his family immigrated to Canada in 1952. , The Dark Time of Angels, 2003, $14.95 Cdn or $12.95 U.S., softcover, 92 pages. Toronto Catholic priest Di Cicco was nominated for the 17th Trillium Award for his poetry in May 2004. His exploration of spiritual themes through poetry presents a search for the Creator in nature and in the mundane. The search, however, remains unfinished and the under lying theology incomplete.
From Random House of Canada Ltd., 2775 Matheson Blvd E., Mississauga, ON, L4W 4P7.
Alister McGrath Alister E. McGrath (born January 23, 1953) is a Christian theologian, with a background in molecular biophysics, noted for his work on historical, systematic and scientific theology.
In his writing and public speaking, he promotes "scientific theology" and opposes atheism. , The twilight of atheism atheism (ā`thē-ĭz'əm), denial of the existence of God or gods and of any supernatural existence, to be distinguished from agnosticism, which holds that the existence cannot be proved. : The rise and fall of disbelief in the modern world, 2004, $35.95 Cdn or $23.95 U.S., hardcover, 306 pages. The ideology and growth of atheism is presented from the French Revolution up to present, with attention to underlying historical, intellectual, and cultural factors and key thinkers such as Voltaire, Marx, Freud, Shelley, Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche, and O'Hair. The final chapter deals with the fading appeal of atheism. The author, an Oxford University professor, may unsettle both believers and disbelievers, as he addresses the complexities surrounding religious belief.
John L. Allen, Jr., All the Pope's men: The inside story of how the Vatican really thinks, 2004, $35.95 Cdn or $24.95 U.S., hardcover, 392 pages. This book, by one of the best-informed and well-known Catholic Vaticanologists in the English language English language, member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages). Spoken by about 470 million people throughout the world, English is the official language of about 45 nations. , surveys the push and pull for authority between the Vatican and the American Catholic Church American Catholic Church may refer to:
Jonathan Wright, God's Soldiers: Adventure, politics, intrigue, and power--a history of the Jesuits, 2004, $39.95 Cdn or $27.95 U.S., hardcover, 338 pages. British historian Wright produced this fascinating chronicle of the mighty religious community, with its outstanding achievements affecting both religious and secular realities. This in-depth history presents the Jesuits' long-lasting contributions, the controversies surrounding them, the strong reactions of out rage against their power and influence, and the thanksgiving of the many who have benefitted from their endeavours.
As Wright races through five hundred years of history, fitting in or drawing out Jesuit contributions on all continents, any idea that either the Church or the Jesuit Order Noun 1. Jesuit order - a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534 to defend Catholicism against the Reformation and to do missionary work among the heathen; it is strongly committed to education and scholarship
Society of Jesus could be described as monolithic evaporates. Behind the enormous variety of accomplishments, he does not lose sight of the hard work and devotion of unsung daily prayer and labour in the pastoral ministry. The more knowledge the reader has of Church history, the greater the appreciation of this work. With notes, bibliography, and index.
Edward L. Beck, Unlikely ways home: Real-life spiritual detours, 2004, $29.95 Cdn or $21.95 U.S., hardcover, 290 pages. Father Beck's stories relate the experiences of real people, as they set out to seek God due to a turn in the circumstances of their lives. At times the author has recourse to strange theology, for instance, a "gay" couple finds God in one another.
Brace Chilton, Rabbi Paul: An intellectual biography, 2004, $37.95 Cdn or $24.95 U.S., hardcover, 335 pages. This detailed look by a modern Protestant scholar, takes as its leitmotif leit·mo·tif also leit·mo·tiv
1. A melodic passage or phrase, especially in Wagnerian opera, associated with a specific character, situation, or element.
2. A dominant and recurring theme, as in a novel. that Paul transformed Jesus' message into a world religion. Paul is presented as an independent apostle and organizer in the style of much modern scholarship which has lost the sense of a divinely united community founded by Jesus, God and man, and guided by the Holy Spirit. Interesting observations, but no spiritual biography which lifts the heart. Chilton also uses the meaningless "Common Era" dating instead of B.C., Before Christ before Christ
adv. Abbr. B.C. or b.c.
In a specified year of the pre-Christian era.
Adv. 1. and A.D., Anno Domini ANNO DOMINI, in the year of our Lord, abbreviated, A. D. The computation of time from the incarnation of our Saviour which is used as the date of all public deeds in the United States and Christian countries, on which account it is called the "vulgar vera." , the year of our Lord. With notes, sources, and index.
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Trevor Herriot, Jacob's Wound: A search for the spirit of wildness, 2004, $34.99 Cdn, hardcover, 358 pages. Jacob's struggle against an unnamed man at night and his wrestle with his brother Esau is interpreted by Herriot to represent humanity's ongoing struggle against the wild and the pagan. While Jacob, the farmer, the civilized man, conquered Esau, the primitive man and hunter, he suffered a wound. The question arises whether civilized society can ever be reconciled with what it has conquered and become estranged es·trange
tr.v. es·tranged, es·trang·ing, es·trang·es
1. To make hostile, unsympathetic, or indifferent; alienate.
2. To remove from an accustomed place or set of associations. from for ages. The author has much love and respect for nature and for agriculture. His book represents interesting and independent thought.
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Harold S. Kushner, When bad things happen to good people, 2004, $13.95 Cdn or $9.95 U.S., softcover, 164 pages. Rabbi Kushner's bestseller offers wisdom and consolation in times of sorrow. Inspired by the tragic health condition of his son, the author attempts to reconcile the suffering human with God and with reality.
Dean Hamer, The God gene: How faith is hardwired into our genes, 2004, $34.95 Cdn or $24.95 U.S., hardcover, 242 pages. This book explores the connection between genetics and belief. Some of the scientific insights may be useful in proving a built-in inclination towards faith. The research conducted included people of various ages, races and belief systems, though Christianity was omitted from the forum.