The Garments of Salvation: Orthodox Christian Liturgical Vesture through Krista M. West
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Overview: Is good looks throughout the Church non-compulsory or very important? What is the starting place of Orthodox Christian liturgical vestments and what’s their importance? What which means is contained within the textiles, colours and designs utilized in Orthodox Christian liturgical observe? Answering those and plenty of different questions, grasp vestment maker, Khouria Krista West, invitations us to discover the interesting and colourful global of Orthodox Christian vesture and church adornment. The first complete e-book in this subject within the English language, The Garments of Salvation is a fascinating and compelling presentation of the just about 2000-year custom of liturgical clothes throughout the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Khouria Krista West started paintings as an ecclesiastical tailor in 1995 and based Krista West Vestments in 1997. Her designs is also present in Orthodox church buildings of each and every main jurisdiction in North America in addition to a lot of nations all through the arena. An avid student of the historical past and development tactics of Eastern Orthodox ecclesiastical vesture, she writes and lectures at the subject as she continues to pursue her analysis and the improvement of her personal observe of the ancient craft of vestment making. She is the spouse of Fr Alban West with whom she is living in Portland, Oregon, with their 3 daughters.
Genre: Non-Fiction, General
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Language as Sin and Salvation: A Lectura of Inferno 18: Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 19 by Zygmunt G. Barański
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Overview: Language as Sin and Salvation: A Lectura of Inferno 18 is the nineteenth in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at Binghamton University. This series offers public lectures that have been given by distinguished medieval and Renaissance scholars on topics and figures representative of these two important historical, religious, and intellectual periods.
With its sexual overtones and scatological references, Inferno 18 has caused considerable embarrassment to Dante scholars, who have tended to offer partial and reductive readings of the canto. This essay aims to establish Inferno 18’s key role in the structure of the Commedia, not only in its function as “prologue” to one of the most original sections of Dante’s afterlife, the richly stratified circle of fraud, Malebolge, but also as the canto in which the poet addresses two of the major controversial questions relating to the form of his great poem, namely, its status as “comedy” and its linguistic eclecticism.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
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Salvation Belongs to the Lord: An Introduction to Systematic Theology by John M. Frame
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Overview: A survey of Reformed systematic theology, summarizing biblical teaching in all major doctrinal areas and tying them together under the concept of divine Lordship.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
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Science as Salvation: A Modern Myth and Its Meaning by Mary Midgley
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Overview: Mary Midgley in this book discusses the high spiritual ambitions which tend to gather around the notion of science, and, in particular, some very odd recent expressions of them. When everyone viewed the world as God’s creation, there was no problem about the element of worship involved in studying it, nor about science’s function in mapping people’s lives. But now these things have grown puzzling. Officially, science claims only the modest function of establishing facts. Yet people still hope for something much vaster and grander from it–the myths by which to shape and support life in an increasingly confusing age. Even in the past, the myths surrounding science were often strange. This book discusses Francis Bacon’s bizarre vision of a ‘masculine birth of time’, in which the seventeenth-century scientists saw themselves as sexual victors over a prostrate Mother Nature. Today, some scientists are again holding up the prize of the conquest of nature, this time through rocketry, genetic engineering and intelligent computers. These will dominate the entire universe and make our species effectively immortal. They claim, too, that human intelligence played an essential part in bringing the universe into existence in the first place. Science as Salvation discusses the function and meaning of such fantasies, which project onto a cosmic scale the biological drama considered in the author’s earlier Evolution as a Religion. Taking them seriously as symptoms of a genuine myth-hunger, it suggests that the proper function of science may need to include wider perspectives which would make it plain that such desperate, compensatory dramas are unnecessary.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Confess (Sin City Salvation #1) by A. Zavarelli
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A life free from sin. For seventeen years, I have lived and breathed those words. But there is no balm to the war inside my soul. Until her. The mysterious beauty too lethal to taste. She’s a thief, a con, the essence of everything I loathe. Still, she lures me in with her lying eyes. In the dark of night, she came to confess her sins, and in the light of morning, I plotted to steal her away. She will be my ruination. My damnation. My biggest regret. So help me, God.
A word of advice? Don’t show me your vulnerabilities because I will find a way to exploit them. I learned the hard way to take what I want from life with no regrets. Until him. He’s one of the most hated men in America. A soulless criminal attorney. A recluse. And as of five minutes ago, my new husband.
He wants to keep my secrets and collect my tears, but he should know that a wild animal can’t be domesticated. I don’t know how to love men. I only know how to leave them. With everything I want.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance, Contemporary
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