Effervescent Adventures with Britannia

Effervescent Adventures with Britannia
Author: Roger Louis
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-12-05
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781838608477

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Effervescent Adventures with Britannia is the latest addition to Wm Roger Louis's stimulating and acclaimed series, Adventures with Britannia. It draws upon a distinguished array of writers and scholars - historians, political scientists, journalists, novelists, biographers and English literature specialists - to guide the reader through a fascinating labyrinth of British culture, history and politics. Together, they provide a unique insight into the pivotal themes - political, literary and cultural - which have shaped British state and society. The subjects covered include a new analysis of Jack the Ripper by Richard Davenport-Hines, a new appraisal of Harold Nicholson and Royal Biography by Jane Ridley and a new account of Evelyn Waugh in North America by Martin Stannard. In literature, Patrick French writes on V.S. Naipul; in history Andrew Lownie offers new perspectives on Guy Burgess and in politics Kenneth O. Morgan considers what will become of Britain after Brexit. Collectively, the chapters combine a rich mix of original ideas, historical and literary allusion, personality and anecdote, to provide an intellectual adventure into the mainsprings of modern British and international society.

On Thomas Merton

On Thomas Merton
Author: Mary Gordon
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-01-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781611807677

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A probing, candid exploration of Thomas Merton's life and writing from best-selling novelist and memoirist Mary Gordon. Thomas Merton (1815-1968) was a Trappist monk, poet, essayist, activist, and author of some of the most influential spiritual writing of the 20th century. He entered the Trappist monastery of Gethsemani in Kentucky as a young man in his twenties, seemingly abandoning the promising literary career that lay before him. But from the silent cloister in which he spent all but the last few weeks of his life, his influence spread worldwide through his writing, primarily on topics related to the spiritual life--a subject which he demonstrated to be very broad indeed. His life of dialogue led him to explore a range of contemplative practices, particularly Buddhism, and he was one of the pioneers in raising awareness of Buddhist philosophy and practice among Westerners. Mary Gordon, as a Catholic in critical dialogue with her church, came to explore Merton relatively late in her own journey, becoming fascinated with him as a fellow writer. She documents her exploration of Merton through his books--the ups and downs of the experience, areas of disagreement and sympathy, of annoyance and, ultimately, deep connection. It is a profoundly personal view of one of the great spiritual figures of our age, by an interpreter who, while disinclined to go easy on her famous subject, nevertheless reveals a great admiration and fascination with his life and work.

The Thomas Merton Encyclopedia

The Thomas Merton Encyclopedia
Author: William Henry Shannon,Christine M. Bochen,Patrick F. O'Connell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2002
Genre: Reference
ISBN: UOM:39015055582640

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Presents 350 alphabetized entries on American Trappist monk, religious writer, and poet Thomas Merton, covering all of his published works as well as the persons, places, and themes that shaped his life.

Max Beerbohm

Max Beerbohm
Author: N. John Hall,Distinguished Professor of English Bronx Community College and the Graduate School N John Hall
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2002-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0300097050

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Om den engelske forfatter og tegner Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)

Thomas Merton Evil and Why We Suffer

Thomas Merton   Evil and Why We Suffer
Author: David E. Orberson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2018-06-18
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781532639012

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Thomas Merton is one of the most important spiritual voices of the last century. He has never been more relevant as new generations look to him for guidance in addressing some of life's biggest questions: how can we find God, how should we engage with other faiths, and how can we oppose violence and injustice? Looking carefully, one can find, tucked away in Merton's prodigious writings, his response to another timeless question: Why do we suffer? Why does an all-powerful and all loving God permit evil and suffering? By carefully examining all of Merton's work, we find that he repeatedly confronted this question throughout most of his adult life. Intriguingly, Merton's approach to this question changed dramatically a few years before he died in 1968. An examination of all aspects of his life yields evidence that Merton's immersion in Zen during this time contributed most to that change.

Oxford University Calendar

Oxford University Calendar
Author: University of Oxford
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1840
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OXFORD:555092587

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Revision

Revision
Author: Alice Horning,Anne Becker
Publsiher: Parlor Press LLC
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-05-22
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9781643170060

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Explores the wide range of scholarship on revision while bringing new light to bear on enduring questions in composition and rhetoric.

Tom Merton

Tom Merton
Author: Joan C. McDonald
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: UOM:39015067652654

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"This is the first biography to present, along with a comprehensive publishing history, a detailed picture with photographs and other previously unpublished illustrations of events significant to him."--BOOK JACKET.

The Root of War is Fear

The Root of War is Fear
Author: Forest, Jim
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-08-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781608336579

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Providing an intimate and timely view of Merton, this book traces the theme of peace and nonviolence in Merton's life and writings, drawing in particular on extensive correspondence with Jim Forest, a Merton biographer.

A History of Solitude

A History of Solitude
Author: David Vincent
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-05-06
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781509536603

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Solitude has always had an ambivalent status: the capacity to enjoy being alone can make sociability bearable, but those predisposed to solitude are often viewed with suspicion or pity. Drawing on a wide array of literary and historical sources, David Vincent explores how people have conducted themselves in the absence of company over the last three centuries. He argues that the ambivalent nature of solitude became a prominent concern in the modern era. For intellectuals in the romantic age, solitude gave respite to citizens living in ever more complex modern societies. But while the search for solitude was seen as a symptom of modern life, it was also viewed as a dangerous pathology: a perceived renunciation of the world, which could lead to psychological disorder and anti-social behaviour. Vincent explores the successive attempts of religious authorities and political institutions to manage solitude, taking readers from the monastery to the prisoner’s cell, and explains how western society’s increasing secularism, urbanization and prosperity led to the development of new solitary pastimes at the same time as it made traditional forms of solitary communion, with God and with a pristine nature, impossible. At the dawn of the digital age, solitude has taken on new meanings, as physical isolation and intense sociability have become possible as never before. With the advent of a so-called loneliness epidemic, a proper historical understanding of the natural human desire to disengage from the world is more important than ever. The first full-length account of its subject, A History of Solitude will appeal to a wide general readership.

About Merton

About Merton
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2002
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123189255

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Toward an Integrated Humanity

Toward an Integrated Humanity
Author: M. Basil Pennington
Publsiher: Burns & Oates
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1988
Genre: Religion
ISBN: UOM:39015014314382

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A Handful of Mischief

 A Handful of Mischief
Author: Donat Gallagher,Ann Slater,John Howard Wilson
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2011
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9781611470482

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Essays originally presented at the Evelyn Waugh Centenary Conference, held at Hertford College, Oxford, Sept. 24-27, 2003.

Elected Silence

Elected Silence
Author: Thomas Merton,Evelyn Waugh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 333
Release: 1954
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:122327089

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Annual Report of the Board of Health of the City of Brockton Mass

Annual Report of the Board of Health of the City of Brockton  Mass
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1915
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: HARVARD:LI2JRE

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