Adam’s Grace by Brian Murdoch

Adam’s Grace: Fall and Redemption in Medieval Literature by Brian Murdoch
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Overview: The theme of Adam’s Grace is the interplay of theology and literature across a wide range of genres and vernaculars: in particular, the use of medieval literary texts to explain the balance of the Fall and Redemption, the universality of original sin, and the identity of mankind with its first parents, Adam and Eve. The process begins with the Christian tradition of apocryphal Adam-lives, which live on and develop in many vernaculars. Later, Adam is used as a literary model, on whom many well-known Christian figures of the middle ages – knights, popes, emperors, kings and saints – can be seen to be based. They include Gregorius, the "medieval Oedipus", whose case demonstrates the resolution of the paradox of the felix culpa; Parzival, searching for the Holy Grail and for God in the hostile world into which he has been ejected; and the many medieval figures (literary and even historical) associated with the legends of leprosy, blood and healing which reflect the sacrifice in the Redemption. The last part of the book looks at the drama, first of all the medieval representations of the Fall and the Passion, and then the rather different portrayal of Adam on stage in the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation. BRIAN MURDOCH is Professor of German at Stirling University.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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Adam’s Grace by Brian Murdoch

Adam’s Grace: Fall and Redemption in Medieval Literature by Brian Murdoch
Requirements: .PDF reader, 912 KB
Overview: The theme of Adam’s Grace is the interplay of theology and literature across a wide range of genres and vernaculars: in particular, the use of medieval literary texts to explain the balance of the Fall and Redemption, the universality of original sin, and the identity of mankind with its first parents, Adam and Eve. The process begins with the Christian tradition of apocryphal Adam-lives, which live on and develop in many vernaculars. Later, Adam is used as a literary model, on whom many well-known Christian figures of the middle ages – knights, popes, emperors, kings and saints – can be seen to be based. They include Gregorius, the "medieval Oedipus", whose case demonstrates the resolution of the paradox of the felix culpa; Parzival, searching for the Holy Grail and for God in the hostile world into which he has been ejected; and the many medieval figures (literary and even historical) associated with the legends of leprosy, blood and healing which reflect the sacrifice in the Redemption. The last part of the book looks at the drama, first of all the medieval representations of the Fall and the Passion, and then the rather different portrayal of Adam on stage in the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation. BRIAN MURDOCH is Professor of German at Stirling University.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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Quaint, Exquisite by Grace E. Lavery

Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan by Grace E. Lavery
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Overview: From the opening of trade with Britain in the 1850s, Japan occupied a unique and contradictory place in the Victorian imagination, regarded as both a rival empire and a cradle of exquisite beauty. Quaint, Exquisite explores the enduring impact of this dramatic encounter, showing how the rise of Japan led to a major transformation of Western aesthetics at the dawn of globalization. Drawing on philosophy, psychoanalysis, queer theory, textual criticism, and a wealth of in-depth archival research, Grace Lavery provides a radical new genealogy of aesthetic experience in modernity. She argues that the global popularity of Japanese art in the late nineteenth century reflected an imagined universal standard of taste that Kant described as the "subjective universal" condition of aesthetic judgment. The book features illuminating cultural histories of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado, English derivations of the haiku, and retellings of the Madame Butterfly story, and sheds critical light on lesser-known figures such as Winnifred Eaton, an Anglo-Chinese novelist who wrote under the Japanese pseudonym Onoto Watanna, and Mikimoto Ryuzo, a Japanese enthusiast of the Victorian art critic John Ruskin.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Criticism

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The Body Papers by Grace Talusan

The Body Papers by Grace Talusan
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Overview: Winner of The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Grace Talusan’s memoir The Body Papers bravely explores her experiences with sexual abuse, depression, cancer, and life as a Filipino immigrant, supplemented with government documents, medical records, and family photos.

Grace Talusan was born in the Philippines and raised in New England. She graduated from Tufts University and the MFA Program in Writing at UC Irvine. She is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines and an Artist Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Talusan teaches at Grub Street and Tufts. The Body Papers, winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, is her first book.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Dixon Grace: 1.9.7 Hamburg (volume 1)

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Grace Will Lead Us Home by Jennifer Berry Hawes

Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness by Jennifer Berry Hawes
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Overview: A deeply moving work of narrative nonfiction on the tragic shootings at the Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jennifer Berry Hawes.

On June 17, 2015, twelve members of the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina welcomed a young white man to their evening Bible study. He arrived with a pistol, 88 bullets, and hopes of starting a race war. Dylann Roof’s massacre of nine innocents during their closing prayer horrified the nation. Two days later, some relatives of the dead stood at Roof’s hearing and said, "I forgive you." That grace offered the country a hopeful ending to an awful story. But for the survivors and victims’ families, the journey had just begun.

In Grace Will Lead Us Home, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jennifer Berry Hawes provides a definitive account of the tragedy’s aftermath. With unprecedented access to the grieving families and other key figures, Hawes offers a nuanced and moving portrait of the events and emotions that emerged in the massacre’s wake.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan
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Overview: Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners is one of the great classic autobiographies, part of the Christian tradition of testimony from The Confessions of St. Augustine to Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place. In Grace Abounding, John Bunyan (1628?1688), the author of Pilgrim’s Progress, describes his conviction of sin, his struggles against unbelief, his entrance into the meaning and comfort of the Holy Scriptures, and much more.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > Religion > Christianity

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Grace For Amateurs: Field Notes on a Journey Back to Faith [Audiobook]

Grace For Amateurs: Field Notes on a Journey Back to Faith [Audiobook]

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Grace for Amateurs by Lily Burana

Grace for Amateurs: Field Notes on a Journey Back to Faith by Lily Burana
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 192 MB
Overview: I had tried everything: therapy, medication, meditation. Everything except God.
Lily Burana was in crisis. Desperate for rescue from her depression and anxiety, the punk-rock-girl-turned-writer feared she would die. She was down to her remedy of last resort: faith.
A lapsed believer who had drifted away from the church and into a life on the margins during her young adult years, Lily had long believed that Christianity had nothing to offer her. Then an unmistakable sign from above led to her unexpected decision to let God in – just a little bit. But how could she come to terms with a religion she had dismissed as hostile and intolerant?
In this collection of linked essays that chronicle her spiritual recovery, Lily explores what it means to embrace "a faith of surprisingly Jesus-y shape". Lily navigates her own unique path toward a trusting relationship with God as she addresses topics as diverse as coming out as Christian to your non-Christian friends, the intersection of faith and motherhood, and what it means to confront your history of mental illness and trauma.
Whether recounting her history as a "baby Goth", extolling the healing power of glitter, or wrestling with God for control over her life, Lily proves that you don’t need to have a flawless faith in order to experience God’s grace in action.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Executing Grace: How The Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why Its Killing Us [Audiobook]

Executing Grace: How The Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why Its Killing Us [Audiobook]

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Executing Grace by Shane Claiborne

Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us by Shane Claiborne
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 214 MB
Overview: In this reasoned exploration of justice, retribution, and redemption, the champion of the new monastic movement, popular speaker, and author of the best-selling The Irresistible Revolution offers a powerful and persuasive appeal for the abolition of the death penalty.
The Bible says an eye for an eye. But is the state’s taking of lives true – or even practical – punishment for convicted prisoners? In this thought-provoking work, Shane Claiborne explores the issue of the death penalty and the contrast between punitive justice and restorative justice, questioning our notions of fairness, revenge, and absolution.
Using a historical lens to frame his argument, Claiborne draws on testimonials and examples from Scripture to show how the death penalty is not the ideal of justice that many believe. Not only is a life lost; so, too, is the possibility of mercy and grace. In Executing Grace, he reminds us of the divine power of forgiveness and evokes the fundamental truth of the Gospel – that no one, even a criminal, is beyond redemption.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Everything Happens for a Riesling by Grace De Morgan +

Everything Happens for a Riesling by Grace De Morgan
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Overview: Everything Happens for a Riesling is the wine book that says boo to acting like a snob. It’s your ultimate guide to hacking the world of vino. Grace De Morgan is here to help you get more of the wine experiences you want, minus the pretentiousness.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Grace Hamilton – EMP Lodge Series

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