Graced Life

The Writings of John Hughes (1979-2014)
Author: John Hughes
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334054474
Page: 240
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The book collects together the work of the late John Hughes, Dean of Jesus College, who died in 2014 in a car crash aged 35. John was a rising star in the Church of England and a much respected intellect. He did his undergraduate theology at Jesus in Cambridge, his Master's work in Oxford with Oliver O'Donovan, and his PhD with Catherine Pickstock in Cambridge whilst training for ordination. John was a much loved teacher with an effective pastoral ministry and colourful character. At his Requiem Mass 120 clergy proceeded the coffin in front of a congregation of a thousand. John was a philosophical theologian with a breadth of interests. Nevertheless, there was an underlying and unifying project. Following in the wake of the Nouvelle Theologie and radical orthodoxy, John's wider project was to show the integral relation of grace and nature. He was thus able to hold together a romantic Christian Socialism, a love of culture and a committed pastoral ministry. For John, there was no pure nature or neutral secular realm, but all things could be seen in the light of faith as graced and caught up in the redeeming love of God. John integrated a rich catholic spirituality and theological understanding with an incisive critique of contemporary philosophical schools.

Our Graced Life-Stories

A Book for Personal and Group Development
Author: Brian Grogan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781872245560
Category: Religion
Page: 92
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Grace? A rather mysterious celestial substance, poured into our souls... Grace is indeed mysterious, but exploring it with a little expert help can be fascinating. The author blends the best of contemporary theology with the simplest realities of human experience - smiles, meals, relationships, estrangements - to provide a satisfying and manageable account of Grace. This book encompasses both the intensely personal level of our own graced life-stories and the limitless sweep of God's action in our graced world. God is in the details and even in the mess. This book reveals how God accepts us as we are but also hints at what we are to become. The panorama is breath-taking, as are the social and political implications of trying to be escorts of grace to one another.

The Life of Christ in Woodcuts

Author: James Reid,David Berona
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486468844
Category: Art
Page: 160
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Although there are many volumes that explore the life of Christ, this one is unique, relying exclusively on stunning woodcut prints in place of text. Eloquent in its simplicity, it offers 71 black-and-white illustrations — from the Annunciation of Mary to Christ's ascension into heaven — in a moving retelling of the greatest story ever told.

Graced for Purpose

Discovering God's Plan for Your Life
Author: Kimberly Spruill
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541142381
Page: 210
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Have you ever asked yourself why am I here? Have you ever inquired of God why you were created and the purpose you are to fulfill? Perhaps, you've been on a quest to discover your purpose in this season, but have no clue where to begin. Maybe you have an idea of your God given purpose, but you cannot see how or when it will ultimately manifest in your life. If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book was designed specifically with you in mind. Throughout my life, I've had some of the same questions. But over the course of three months, God revealed to me the purpose for which I was created. It was only after I died that God revealed such to me. Not only was my purpose realized, but I witnessed God's grace manifested in my life like never before. And the very reason I believed I was created came to fruition. In Graced for Purpose you will learn the process that God took me through in order to fulfill my predestined purpose. If you are ready to discover God's plan for your life, and are ready to allow God to purge, prepare and propel you into your predestined purpose, this book is for you!

Liturgy and Life

The Unity of Sacrament and Ethics in the Theology of Louis-Marie Chauvet
Author: Timothy M. Brunk
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820486895
Category: Religion
Page: 262
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Original Scholarly Monograph

Reverence for the Relations of Life

Re-imagining Pragmatism via Josiah Royce's Interactions with Peirce, James, and Dewey
Author: Frank M. Oppenheim, S.J.
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
ISBN: 0268159874
Category: Philosophy
Page: 520
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Josiah Royce and William James lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Irving Street, just two doors apart, and Charles Peirce grew up only blocks away. John Dewey was born and educated in nearby Vermont. These four great thinkers shared more than geographic space; they engaged in a series of formative philosophical discussions. By tracing the interactions of Royce (1855–1916) with James, Peirce, and Dewey, Oppenheim "re-imagines pragmatism" in a way that highlights the late Royce's role as mediator and favors the "seed-plant" image of O. W. Holmes, Jr., over the corridor image of Papini. // Josiah Royce emphasized that communities of all sizes—ranging from families to towns—needed "reverence for the relations of life" not only to thrive but to survive. This theme permeates the dialectic of Royce’s interactions with Peirce, James, and Dewey. Oppenheim analyzes the agreement and disagreement of these thinkers on the method and content of philosophy, skepticism and intelligibility, and nominalism and intentionality, as he uncovers their varied stances toward transcendent Reality. // Oppenheim repudiates Ralph Barton Perry’s tactic of using Royce as a foil to display James positively, by offering a richer portrait of Royce. Oppenheim calls attention to Royce’s "doctrine of two levels" and its effects on the distinction of human and super-human, by showing the contrast of Royce’s "third attitude of will" against two primarily self-centered attitudes of will, and by examining the roles of Spirit, Community, and semiotic process in Royce’s late thought.

Graced and Gifted

Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker's Heart
Author: Kimberly Hahn
Publisher: Fischer Productions
ISBN: 9780867168914
Category: Religion
Page: 242
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The second in a series of Bible studies based on Proverbs 31, Graced and Gifted offers tools to help you create a home that will be a place of beauty and peace where the needs of your loved ones are met. Applying Sacred Scripture, Church teaching and pastoral wisdom, Kimberly Hahn helps you explore: Time management The art of homemaking, from creating a pleasant environment to clutter management Food preparation; making meals a time of communion Cultivating a garden The importance of housework Graced and Gifted also includes chapters on each of the sacraments as they relate to the tasks of homemaking. Discussion questions help you apply the material to your own life and make the book a valuable resource for small group discussion. Graced and Gifted is also available on DVDs featuring a lively presentation of the material by the author


Author: Amanda Pillar
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 1760082309
Category: Fiction
Page: 314
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City Guard Elle Brown has one goal in life: to protect her kid sister, Emmie. Falling in love - and with a werewolf at that - was never part of the deal. Life, however, doesn't always go to plan, and when Elle meets Clay, everything she thought about her world is thrown into turmoil. Everything, that is, but protecting Emmie, who is Graced with teal-colored eyes and an unknown power that could change their very existence. But being different is dangerous in their home city of Pinton, and it's Elle's very own differences that capture the attention of the Honorable Dante Kipling, a vampire with a bone-deep fascination for a special type of human. Dante is convinced that humans with eye colors other than brown are unique, but he has no proof. The answers may exist in the enigmatic hazel eyes of Elle Brown, and he's determined to uncover their secrets no matter the cost...or the lives lost.

Amazingly Graced

A Prosecutor Journeys Through Faith, Murder and the Oklahoma City Bombing
Author: Wes Lane
Publisher: WinePress Publishing
ISBN: 1606150294
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 196
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The former district attorney for Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, describes his life and how his skepticism about God was transformed through the various cases he worked on, including the Oklahoma City Bombing.

Fighting for Life

Author: S. Josephine Baker
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590177061
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 264
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"New York's lower east side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on the face of the earth in the 1890s. City health inspectors called the neighborhood "the suicide ward" and referred to one particular tenement--in an official Health Department report, no less--as an "out and out hog pen." Diarrhea epidemics raged each summer, killing thousands of city children. Sweatshop babies with smallpox and typhus dozed in garment heaps destined for fashionable Broadway shops. Desperate mothers paced the streets to soothe their feverish children, and white mourning cloths hung from every building. A third of children living in the slums died before their fifth birthday. By 1911, the child death rate had fallen sharply and The New York Times hailed the city as the healthiest on earth. In this witty and highly personal autobiography, public health crusader Dr. Sara Josephine Baker explains how this remarkable transformation was achieved. By the time she retired from the New York City Health Department in 1923, Baker was famous worldwide for saving the lives of 90,000 children. The public health programs Baker developed, many still in use today, have probably saved the lives of millions more. She also fought for women's suffrage, toured Russia in the 1930s, and captured "Typhoid" Mary Malone, twice. She was also an astute observer of her times, and Fighting for Life is one of the most honest, compassionate memoirs of American medicine ever written"--Provided by publisher.

Leaving and Coming Home

New Wineskins for Catholic Sexual Ethics
Author: David Cloutier
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608990915
Category: Religion
Page: 282
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SINCE 2002, THE SYMPOSIUM NEW WINE, NEW WINESKINS HAS OFFERED AN OPPORTUNITY for young Catholic moral theologians to engage in shared work and conversation. Here, the fruits of these labors are gathered into one collection, which represents the wide scope of the future of Catholic sexual ethics. This volume offers the first collection of a new generation's approaches to Catholic sexual ethics. The collection displays young scholars with diverse views, yet whose work moves beyond the impasses that have beset the field. The volume offers original and engaging essays on a variety of topics, from the hook-up culture and dating violence, to cohabitation and homosexuality, to contraception and natural family planning, to the promises and pitfalls of "the theology of the body." The authors display a fresh engagement with these issues in conversation with the Christian tradition and with contemporary culture. David Cloutier provides an introduction that locates this work within the past decades of Catholic scholarship, and articulates new categories for future work. The essays also offer practical insights and models that will interest pastors and lay ministers, as well as scholars. Contributors include: Fr. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D., S.T.L., is an assistant professor of biology and an instructor of theology at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. In theology, Fr. Austriaco teaches courses and has research interests in bioethics, sexual ethics, and fundamental moral theology. Jana Marguerite Bennett is assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Dayton, where she teaches courses in sexual ethics and Catholic moral theology. She has written more about singleness and the relationship between singleness and marriage in her book Water is Thicker than Blood: An Augustinian Theology of Marriage and Singleness (Oxford UP, 2008). Florence Caffrey Bourg is the author of Where Two or Three Are Gathered: Christian Families as Domestic Churches (University of Notre Dame Press), as well as many articles and reviews on theology of marriage and family. Dr. Bourg taught at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati before returning home to New Orleans. She now teaches at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, and has been a visiting professor at Loyola University and Springhill College. David Cloutier is assistant professor of theology at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD. He is the author of Love, Reason, and God's Story: An Introduction to Catholic Sexual Ethics (Anselm Academic/Saint Mary's Press, 2008), as well as a number of essays on Catholic sexual ethics and fundamental moral theology. Jason King is currently chair of the theology department at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. His works include Save the Date: A Spirituality of Dating, Love, Dinner and the Divine (Crossroad, 2003), Dating: A Practical Catholic Guide (Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Veritas Series, 2007), and "Ecumenical Marriage as Leaven for Christian Unity" in the Journal of Ecumenical Studies. He has recently done work for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website For Your Marriage. He is married and has three children. William C. Mattison III is assistant professor of theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. His primary area of research is Thomistic moral theology and virtue ethics. He recently completed an introductory book entitled Introducing Moral Theology: True Happiness and the Virtues (Brazos, 2008). David Matzko McCarthy is the Father Forker Professor of Catholic Social Teaching at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD. He is the author of Sex and Love in the Home: A Theology of the Household (SCM Press, 2001, 2004 revised ed.), and The Good Life: Genuine Christianity for the Middle Class (Wipf & Stock, 2009). Maria C. Morrow is a doctoral candidate at the University of Dayton whose interests in Catholic moral theology include the interconnection of virtue and sacrament, with particular interest in penance. Christopher C. Roberts is the author of Creation & Covenant: the significance of sexual difference in the moral theology of marriage (Continuum, 2008). He is a research fellow in the ethics program at Villanova University. He graduated from Yale, Oxford and King's College London and is a former PBS television reporter. Julie Hanlon Rubio is associate professor of Christian ethics at St. Louis University. She is the author of A Christian Theology of Marriage and Family (Paulist Press, 2003) and Family Ethics: Practices for Christians (Georgetown University Press, 2010), and co-editor of Readings in Moral Theology No. 15: Marriage (Paulist Press, 2009). She lives in St. Louis with her husband and three sons. Michel Therrien is a professor of Fundamental Moral Theology and the Academic Dean at St. Vincent Seminary. He holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the International Theological Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family in Tramau, Austria, and a Doctorate in Fundamental Moral Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Kari-Shane Davis Zimmerman teaches at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University in Minnesota. She specializes in courses that deal with the intersection of family and church life, as well as issues pertaining to sex and work. She received her Ph.D. in theological ethics from Marquette University in 2007.

Christian Critics

Religion and the Impasse in Modern American Social Thought
Author: Eugene McCarraher
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801434730
Category: Social Science
Page: 241
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"Offering portraits of a diverse selection of critics - including Walter Rauschenbusch, Reinhold Niebuhr, H. Richard Niebuhr, Dorothy Day, Paul Tillich, Thomas Merton, Martin Luther King, Jr., Daniel Berrigan, Michael Novak, Mary Daly, and Garry Wills - Eugene McCarraher argues that together they left a contradictory legacy. While all supported movements for the rights of labor, racial minorities, and women, some endorsed the military-industrial order that established the professional-managerial class as a dominant national force, while others favored a decentralized political economy of worker self-management.

Grace and Grit

Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber
Author: Ken Wilber
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822320
Category: Philosophy
Page: 432
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Here is a deeply moving account of a couple's struggle with cancer and their journey to spiritual healing. Grace and Grit is the compelling story of the five-year journey of Ken Wilber and his wife Treya Killam Wilber through Treya's illness, treatment, and, finally, death.

Recovery of Virtue

Author: Jean Porter
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664226039
Category: Religion
Page: 212
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By developing a philosophical reconstruction of the moral philosophy that underlies the Secunda Pars of the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas, Jean Porter illuminates Aquinas' theory of morality and shows its relevance to contemporary Christian ethics.


Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture
Author: David Murray
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433555212
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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"How did I get here?" These are the words of many Christian men on the brink of burnout or in the midst of breakdown. They are exhausted, depressed, anxious, stressed, and joyless. Their time is spent doing many good things, but their pace is unsustainable— lacking the regular rest, readjustment, and recalibration they need. But there is good news: God has graciously provided a way for men to reset their lives to a more sustainable pace. Drawing on personal experiences—and time spent counseling other men in the midst of burnout—David Murray offers weary men hope for the future, helping them identify the warning signs of burnout and offering practical strategies for developing patterns that are necessary for living a grace-paced life and reaching the finish line with their joy intact.

The Ethics of Aquinas

Author: Stephen J. Pope
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9780878408887
Category: Religion
Page: 496
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In this comprehensive anthology, twenty-seven outstanding scholars from North America and Europe address every major aspect of Thomas Aquinas's understanding of morality and comment on his remarkable legacy. While there has been a revival of interest in recent years in the ethics of St. Thomas, no single work has yet fully examined the basic moral arguments and content of Aquinas' major moral work, the Second Part of the Summa Theologiae. This work fills that lacuna. The first chapters of The Ethics of Aquinas introduce readers to the sources, methods, and major themes of Aquinas's ethics. The second part of the book provides an extended discussion of ideas in the Second Part of the Summa Theologiae, in which contributors present cogent interpretations of the structure, major arguments, and themes of each of the treatises. The third and final part examines aspects of Thomistic ethics in the twentieth century and beyond. These essays reflect a diverse group of scholars representing a variety of intellectual perspectives. Contributors span numerous fields of study, including intellectual history, medieval studies, moral philosophy, religious ethics, and moral theology. This remarkable variety underscores how interpretations of Thomas's ethics continue to develop and evolve--and stimulate fervent discussion within the academy and the church. This volume is aimed at scholars, students, clergy, and all those who continue to find Aquinas a rich source of moral insight.

The Life Project

The Extraordinary Story of 70,000 Ordinary Lives
Author: Helen Pearson
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1619028107
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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On March 3, 1946, a survey began that is, today, the longest-running study of human development in the world, growing to encompass six generations of children, 150,000 people, and some of the best-studied people on the planed. The simple act of observing human life has changed the way we are born, schooled, parent and die, irrevocably altering our understanding of inequality and health. This is the tale of these studies, the scientists who created them, sustained them, and perhaps most importantly, the remarkable discoveries that have come from them. The envy of scientists around the world, The Life Project is one of Britain’s best-kept secrets.

Vast Universe

Extraterrestrials and Christian Revelation
Author: Thomas O'Meara
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814680488
Category: Religion
Page: 96
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If we have learned anything from recent advances in cosmology and astronomy, it is that we have only barely begun to comprehend the vastness of our universe and all that it contains. For Christians, this raises some fascinating questions: If there are intelligent beings out there, what would be their relationship to what Christianity claims is a special history on Earth of life with God? Would the fact of persons on other planets banish or modify our understanding of God? Would it reduce the importance of Jesus? What role might goodness and evil play in extraterrestrial civilizations? Might God have incarnated himself among other races of creatures, as he became incarnate as Jesus among us? Respectful of the sciences that disclose the reality of the universe, Thomas O'Meara wonders about good and evil, intelligence and freedom, revelation and life as they might exist in other galaxies. In this book, one possible aspect of the universe we live in meets the perspective of Christian revelation.