Praying to a French God

The Theology of Jean-Yves Lacoste

Author: Kenneth Jason Wardley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317076389

Category: Philosophy

Page: 258

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As a phenomenologist Lacoste is concerned with investigating the human aptitude for experience; as a theologian Lacoste is interested in humanity’s potential for a relationship with the divine, what he terms the ’liturgical relationship’. Beginning from the proposition that prayer is a theme that occurs throughout Lacoste’s writing, and using this proposition as a heuristic through which to view, interpret and critique his thought, this book examines Lacoste’s place amid both the recent ’theological turn’ in French thought and the post-war emergence of la nouvelle théologie. Drawing upon unpublished and out of print material previously only available in French, Romanian or German, the book will be of interest to scholars of philosophy, phenomenology and theology.

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity

Author: John H. Arnold

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191015016

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity takes as its subject the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Christian Church between 400 and 1500AD. It addresses topics ranging from early medieval monasticism to late medieval mysticism, from the material wealth of the Church to the spiritual exercises through which certain believers might attempt to improve their souls. Each chapter tells a story, but seeks also to ask how and why 'Christianity' took particular forms at particular moments in history, paying attention to both the spiritual and otherwordly aspects of religion, and the material and political contexts in which they were often embedded. This Handbook is a landmark academic collection that presents cutting-edge interpretive perspectives on medieval religion for a wide academic audience, drawing together thirty key scholars in the field from the United States, the UK, and Europe. Notably, the Handbook is arranged thematically, and focusses on an analytical, rather than narrative, approach, seeking to demonstrate the variety, change, and complexity of religion throughout this long period, and the numerous different ways in which modern scholarship can approach it. While providing a very wide-ranging view of the subject, it also offers an important agenda for further study in the field.

The wonderful narrative: or, A faithful account of the French prophets, their agitations, extasies, and inspirations. To which are added several other instances of persons under the influence of the like spirit, a letter to a friend [by C. Chauncy].

Author: Charles Chauncy

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Awakening to Prayer

Author: Augustine Ichiro Okumura, OCD

Publisher: ICS Publications

ISBN: 0935216227

Category: Religion

Page: 95

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This book is an introduction to prayer, drawing on Eastern and Western traditions. Translated from the original Japanese into Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, and Spanish, Awakening to Prayer has already become a modern spiritual classic. In this simple yet profound book, Japanese Carmelite Augustine Ichiro Okumura explores the fundamental nature and root of prayer, the human and divine reality that underlies all praying. Drawing on the images, stories, and insights of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, the author considers prayer as conversation, as listening, as resting in the divine. In a long chapter on the "anthropology of prayer," he discusses the relationship between prayer times and other daily activities, the need for both repeated ritual and silence, the problem of distractions and deviations in prayer. The book culminates in a moving reflection on Christ's prayer and what it means to pray authentically as a Christian.

Prayer in the Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Author: Charles A. Spirn

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433101380

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 161

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This book casts a new light on Rousseau’s personality and beliefs. Although the predominant thinkers of the time had a deistic outlook (God as distant and impersonal) and stressed rationalism and enlightenment, Rousseau stressed man’s moral and spiritual aspects and needs, including praying to a God who listens and may respond. In this book, Charles A. Spirn has collected the prayers Rousseau wrote, which are scattered throughout his writings, thus publishing his acclaimed dissertation. Rousseau’s beliefs are shown to be largely theistic, believing in a God who rules the world and has a personal, providential, and responsive relationship with humanity. He is increasingly seen as the most influential French thinker of the 18th century who challenged the great of his day. Both clergymen and laymen turned to him for guidance in spiritual and existential matters.


Steps to a Deeper Relationship

Author: Henry French

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781841018614

Category: Prayer

Page: 160

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Here is rich common sense for anyone wanting to pray. Read it, be encouraged by it, be refreshed by it - and then read it again every so often as a reminder of how profoundly simple and life-giving prayer can be.

Origines Ecclesiasticæ

Or, The Antiquities of the Christian Church, and Other Works, of the Rev. Joseph Bingham ; with a Set of Maps of Ecclesiastical Geography, to which are Now Added, Several Sermons, and Other Matter, Never Before Published ; the Whole Revised and Edited, Together with a Biographical Account of the Author by His Great Grandson, Richard Bingham

Author: Joseph Bingham

Publisher: N.A


Category: Church history

Page: N.A

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

Author: Jeanne Guyon

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602063729

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 92

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer was originally circulated privately but proved to be so popular that it was finally made available to the public in 1685. Written by French mystic, writer, and preacher MADAME JEANNE-MARIE BOUVIER DE LA MOTTE-GUYON (1648-1717), this brief treatise is divided into 24 chapters, each chapter a step along the path to God. These clear and simple precepts-translated from the French by Thomas D. Brook and published in English in this edition in 1867-were written with the average person in mind, and include Madame Guyon's thoughts on meditation, self-abandonment, suffering, self-examination, distractions and temptations, prayer as a sacrifice, the distinction between inward and outward acts, and more. Madame Guyon's words of encouragement will inspire the modern reader much as they inspired her 17th-century counterpart.

Origines Ecclesiasticae

Or, The Antiquities of the Christian Church and Other Works ... with the Quotations at Length, in the Original Languages, and a Biographical Account of the Author

Author: Joseph Bingham

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christian antiquities

Page: N.A

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A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A



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Praying to the God You Can Trust

Author: Leith Anderson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441263098

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 8407

The powerful message of Leith Anderson's When God Says No brought help to tens of thousands of readers through its promotion by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The Gold Medallion finalist, now retitled and expanded, includes study questions for personal and group study. With a warmth and wisdom born from shepherding thousands of people through both elation and despair, Leith Anderson probes prayer's toughest mysteries.

Modernist Fiction and Vagueness

Philosophy, Form, and Language

Author: Megan Quigley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131619566X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Modernist Fiction and Vagueness marries the artistic and philosophical versions of vagueness, linking the development of literary modernism to changes in philosophy. This book argues that the problem of vagueness - language's unavoidable imprecision - led to transformations in both fiction and philosophy in the early twentieth century. Both twentieth-century philosophers and their literary counterparts (including James, Eliot, Woolf, and Joyce) were fascinated by the vagueness of words and the dream of creating a perfectly precise language. Building on recent interest in the connections between analytic philosophy, pragmatism, and modern literature, Modernist Fiction and Vagueness demonstrates that vagueness should be read not as an artistic problem but as a defining quality of modernist fiction.