The Soul less Souls of Black Folk by Paul C. Mocombe

The Soul Less Souls Of Black Folk
  • Author : Paul C. Mocombe
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Release Date : 2008-12-24
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 9780761842965

Since the 1960s, there have been two schools of thought on the origins and nature of black consciousness: the adaptive-vitality school and the pathological-pathogenic school. The latter argues that in its divergences from white American norms and values, black American consciousness is nothing more than a pathological form of and reaction to American consciousness, rather than a dual (both African and American) counter hegemonic opposing 'identity-in-differential' (the term is Gayatri Spivak's) to the American one. Proponents of the adaptive-vitality school argue that the divergences are not pathologies but African 'institutional transformations' preserved on the American landscape. The purpose of this work is to understand black consciousness by working out the theoretical and methodological problems from which these two divergent schools are constructed, in order to arrive at a more sociohistorical, rather than racial, understanding of black consciousness. Using a variant of structuration theory to account for the sociohistorical development of black consciousness formation within the American social structure, author Paul Mocombe concludes that black American life is dual and pathological only in relation to a particular interpretive community, the black bourgeoisie or liberal middle class.

Predestined for Hell by John R. Rice

Predestined For Hell
  • Author : John R. Rice
  • Publisher : Sword of the Lord Publishers
  • Release Date : 2000-08
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 0873986571

God s Eternal Gift a History of the Catholic Doctrine of Predestination from Augustine to the Renaissance by Guido Stucco

God S Eternal Gift  A History Of The Catholic Doctrine Of Predestination From Augustine To The Renaissance
  • Author : Guido Stucco
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2009-06-20
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781469114781

Guido Stucco holds a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Sait Louis University. He is currently working on a book documenting the developments in the doctrine of predestination, from the Council of Trent to the Jansenist controversy.

Grace Predestination and the Permission of Sin by O'Neil

Grace  Predestination  And The Permission Of Sin
  • Author : O'Neil
  • Publisher : Catholic University of America Press
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780813232546

Grace, Predestination, and the Permission of Sin seeks to analyze a revisionist movement within Thomism in the 20th century over and against the traditional or classical Thomistic commentatorial treatment of physical premotion, grace, and the permission of sin, especially as these relate to the mysteries of predestination and reprobation. The over-arching critique leveled by the revisionists against the classic treatment is that Bañezian scholasticism had disregarded the dissymmetry between the line of good (God's causation of salutary acts) and the line of evil (God's permission of defect and sin). The teaching of St. Thomas is explored via intimate consideration of his texts. The thought of St. Thomas is then compared with the work of Domingo Bañez and the foremost 'Bañezian' of the 20th century, Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange. The work then shifts to a consideration of the major players of the revisionist treatment, including Francisco Marín-Sola, Jacques Maritain, and Bernard Lonergan. Jean-Herve Nicolas is also taken up as one who had held both accounts during his lifetime. The work analyzes and critiques the revisionist theories according to the fundamental tenets of the classical account. Upon final analysis, it seeks to show that the classical account sufficiently distances God's causal role in regard to free salutary acts and His non-causal role in regard to free sinful acts. Moreover, the revisionist account presents significant metaphysical problems and challenges major tenets of classical theism, such as the divine omnipotence, simplicity, and the exhaustive nature of divine providence. Finally, the implications of the traditional view are considered in light of the spiritual life. It is argued that the classical account is the only one which provides an adequate theological foundation for the Church's robust mystical and spiritual tradition, and in particular, the abandonment to divine providence.

The Biblical Doctrine of Election and Predestination by Edward G. Rice

The Biblical Doctrine Of Election And Predestination
  • Author : Edward G. Rice
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780578024554

The Biblical Doctrine of Election and Predestination: The Author is a USAF retired systems engineer turned Baptist Preacher who brings a fresh Biblical look at our systematic theology. His Master of Science degree in Engineering enlivens an analytical view of the doctrine of election and predestination. You will be amazed at how much Christian doctrine departs from the Bible and leans on Augustinian Theology and Calvin's Reformed Theology. We need to get back to sound Bible teachings with this doctrine. This treatise will move one in that direction.

The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton by Daniel P. Horan

The Franciscan Heart Of Thomas Merton
  • Author : Daniel P. Horan
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-22
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781594714238

Daniel Horan, O.F.M., popular author of Dating God and other books on Franciscan themes—and expert on the spirituality of Thomas Merton—masterfully presents the untold story of how the most popular saint in Christian history inspired the most popular spiritual writer of the twentieth century, and how together they can inspire a new generation of Christians. Millions of Christians and non-Christians look to Thomas Merton for spiritual wisdom and guidance, but to whom did Merton look? In The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton, Franciscan friar and author Daniel Horan shows how, both before and after he became a Trappist monk, Merton’s life was shaped by his love for St. Francis and for the Franciscan spiritual and intellectual tradition. Given recent renewed interest in St. Francis, this timely resource is both informative and practical, revealing a previously hidden side of Merton that will inspire a new generation of Christians to live richer, deeper, and more justice-minded lives of faith.

Predestined to Reign by Crystal McDaniel

Predestined To Reign
  • Author : Crystal McDaniel
  • Publisher : Tate Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-02
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781615665440

"Follow Crystal McDaniel's vividly retold story as she candidly relates both the good and the bad experiences of her life. She is more than willing to tell the reader of her poor choices, hoping to inspire others to avoid the falls, break their addictions, and leave their destructive cycles behind. She focuses on the narrative of Esther, the everyday girl that God destined for greatness, to elaborate on how God used similar miracles to show her the true way"--

Louis Ginzberg s Legends of the Jews by Galit Hasan-Rokem

Louis Ginzberg S Legends Of The Jews
  • Author : Galit Hasan-Rokem
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-01
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 9780814340486

At the beginning of the twentieth century, many perceived American Jewry to be in a state of crisis as traditions of faith faced modern sensibilities. Published beginning in 1909, Rabbi and Professor Louis Ginzberg’s seven-volume The Legends of the Jews appeared at this crucial time and offered a landmark synthesis of aggadah from classical Rabbinic literature and ancient folk legends from a number of cultures. It remains a hugely influential work of scholarship from a man who shaped American Conservative Judaism. In Louis Ginzberg’s Legends of the Jews: Ancient Jewish Folk Literature Reconsidered, editors Galit Hasan-Rokem and Ithamar Gruenwald present a range of reflections on the Legends, inspired by two plenary sessions devoted to its centennial at the Fifteenth Congress of the World Association of Jewish Studies in August 2009. In order to provide readers with the broadest possible view of Ginzberg’s colossal project and its repercussions in contemporary scholarship, the editors gathered leading scholars to address it from a variety of historical, philological, philosophical, and methodological perspectives. Contributors give special regard to the academic expertise and professional identity of the author of the Legends as a folklore scholar and include discussions on the folkloristic underpinnings of The Legends of the Jews. They also investigate, each according to her or his disciplinary framework, the uniqueness, strengths, and weakness of the project. An introduction by Rebecca Schorsch and a preface by Galit Hasan-Rokem further highlight the folk narrative aspects of the work in addition to the articles themselves. The present volume makes clear the historical and scholarly context of Ginzberg’s milestone work as well as the methodological and theoretical issues that emerge from studying it and other forms of aggadic literature. Scholars of Jewish folklore as well as of Talmudic-Midrashic literature

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy
  • Author : Dante Alighieri
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1961-12-31
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 0199874212

An invaluable source of pleasure to those English readers who wish to read this great medieval classic with true understanding, Sinclair's three-volume prose translation of Dante's Divine Comedy provides both the original Italian text and the Sinclair translation, arranged on facing pages, and commentaries, appearing after each canto, which serve as brilliant examples of genuine literary criticism. This volume contains the complete translation of Dante's Paradiso.

Faust by E. A. Bucchianeri

  • Author : E. A. Bucchianeri
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Categories : Literary Criticism
  • ISBN : 9781434390608

A comprehensive exploration of Dr. Faust, the man who sold his soul to the devil, and those who lived to tell his tale. Volume I includes: New insights into the life and times of the historical Dr. Faustus, the notorious occultist and charlatan who reputedly declared the devil was his ´brother-in-law´. A detailed study of the first Faust books and the popular Faustian folk tales. Original discussions on Christopher Marlowe´s famous drama and his `atheistic´ rendition of the Faustian myth, including a unique and controversial analysis of the A and B texts. The days of the Faust puppet plays. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing´s unfinished Faust drama. Volume II features: A unique, in-depth account of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe´s masterpiece, Faust, Parts One and Two. An examination of the early sketches of his classic drama. Includes detailed explanations of Goethe´s hidden symbolism in the text, his interest in history and science, the occult, alchemy, Freemasonry and his warnings to future generations.

Predestined for Heaven Yes by Jeffrey W. Alexander

Predestined For Heaven  Yes
  • Author : Jeffrey W. Alexander
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Categories : Predestination
  • ISBN : 1556309430

Freaky Truths About God Evolution by Harold Stewart

Freaky Truths About God   Evolution
  • Author : Harold Stewart
  • Publisher : Indie: Harold Stewart
  • Release Date : 2014-09-12
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN :

Theologians, philosophers and scientists all have differing views of the world but what is the real abiding reality? Most are afraid to “cross the streams” so to speak of these distinct disciplines but suppose, we could gather together a group of these adherents to discuss the questions that people consider to taboo to talk about in public like the relationship of faith, fact or fantasy. Where would that conversation, its tangents or derivatives lead? This book attempts to answer those questions of the mind that every rational person has at some point in their life. To do that we must engage in discussions about reality, absurdity, perception, Truth, consciousness as well as Godel's preverbal incompleteness. While discussing the origin of the cosmos the topic will migrate from Transformers and UFO's to how multidimensionality could be related to miracles. The theme of the book examines the "freaky truths" of the relationship of these divergent disciplines and beliefs. As such, the main characters will be the Sovereign of the Universe and His history verses that of the scientific and philosophical communities. In answering the Problem of Evil (alone worth the cost) we invariably meet the Hostis humani generis = the enemy of humanity: Satan. Hopefully, a rocking good time will be had by everyone who ventures to buy the book. P.S. Don’t be surprised if you find a few spooky parts as well!


  • Author : Hans Peter van Manen
  • Publisher : Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Categories : Anthroposophy
  • ISBN : 9781855844018

First published in the run-up to the new millennium, van Manen’s seminal study remains a unique and important source for understanding the spiritual and karmic background to the Anthroposophical Movement and Society, as founded around the work of the twentieth-century seer and scientist Rudolf Steiner. In his lectures on karma given in 1924, Steiner spoke of the principal Aristotelian and Platonic traditions – and the movements based on their thinking. Van Manen studies the streams of destiny connected to these groups, and elaborates upon Steiner’s presentations – also tackling the apparent contradictions in the Karmic Relationships lecture series. The author discusses the background to these groupings of destiny, beginning with the cosmic Michael School in the life before birth. He throws light on many different esoteric aspects connected to anthroposophy, including the archetypal representations of thinking arising from the Middle Ages; the Arthurian and Grail movements; the mystery of ‘Old’ and ‘Young’ souls; the individuals identified as ‘Seekers for Christ’ and ‘Servants of Michael’, and the ‘Shepherds’ and ‘Kings’. We are led to the point at which the two principal groups of souls incarnate and meet together on earth for the first time ever – an event which is to take place within the contemporary anthroposophical movement. In an inspiring conclusion, the author presents his thoughts on a great Whitsun happening at the end of the twentieth century, and expounds on the tasks of the new millennium and the future of anthroposophy.

Rosenstock Huessy Papers by Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

Rosenstock Huessy Papers
  • Author : Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy
  • Publisher : Argo Books
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Categories : Literary Criticism
  • ISBN : 0912148152

ANF08 The Twelve Patriarchs Excerpts and Epistles The Clementia Apocrypha Decretals Memoirs of Edessa and Syriac Documents Remains of the First Age by

ANF08  The Twelve Patriarchs  Excerpts And Epistles  The Clementia  Apocrypha  Decretals  Memoirs Of Edessa And Syriac Documents  Remains Of The First Age
  • Author :
  • Publisher : CCEL
  • Release Date :
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 9781610250351

Predestined by Abbi Glines

  • Author : Abbi Glines
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-11-10
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 0692330887

The high school quarterback and reigning heartthrob, Leif Montgomery, is missing. While the town is in a frenzy of worry, Pagan is a nervous wreck for other reasons. Apparently good 'ol Leif isn't your average teenage boy. He isn't even human. According to Death, Leif doesn't have a soul. The quarterback may have skipped town but he's still showing up in Pagan's dreams... uninvited.Dank has known from the beginning Leif wasn't human. But he hadn't worried about a simple soulless creature. Now, he realizes he made a grave mistake. Pagan's soul has been marked since birth as a restitution, to a spirit so dark not even Death walks near it. Dank knows saving Pagan's soul won't be easy but Pagan is his. And he's already proven he'll defy Heaven to keep her. If Hell wants a piece of him too, then bring it on.

Gottschalk and a Medieval Predestination Controversy by Gottschalk (of Orbais)

Gottschalk And A Medieval Predestination Controversy
  • Author : Gottschalk (of Orbais)
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : NWU:35556041231267

The question of predestination and its nature, which drew strong protests from the monks of Provence in the early fifth century against the teaching of Augustine of Hippo, was initially settled by the Council of Orange in 529. But in the Carolingian renaissance in the ninth century, the Benedictine monk, Gottschalk of Orbais, brought the teachings of the late Augustine to the forefront of theological debate and greatly disturbed the clergy and faithful with his doctrine of double predestination of some to the joy of heaven and of others to the eternal punishment of hell -- a doctrine that he claimed was that of Augustine and the Catholic faith. The present volume provides for the first time an English translation of Gottschalk's key writings on predestination and various reactions and comments from leading theologians of the ninth century, as well as a learned introduction to Gottschalk's life and controversies. - Publisher.

Predestined To Bless by Ronald J. Smith

Predestined To Bless
  • Author : Ronald J. Smith
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-06-13
  • Categories : Poetry
  • ISBN : 9781477113349

The continuing saga of the day in a life of a sinner struggling with christianity. With every realization of whom God and Jesus is and that they are one along with the Holy Ghost, comes life and struggle and doubt and fear. Seeing this as a failure in your christian walk would be inconsistent with the reality of life itself. Predestined to Bless is a revelation of the struggle and the issues we go through as christians, but the continuous reality and knowledge of who God is. It is God's word itself that propels us to continue moving forward when we would rather stand still. It is God's inner presence in our lives that comforts us when we believe that we have given up. The mistake we make as christians is to deny our frailites instead of embracing them along with God's loving kindness. It is not so much about seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, but knowing that the light is with you while you are in the tunnel. May you be blessed in your reading as I believe this book is predestined to do.

Soul and Form by Georg Lukács

Soul And Form
  • Author : Georg Lukács
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-12
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 9780231520690

György Lukacs was a Hungarian Marxist philosopher, writer, and literary critic who shaped mainstream European Communist thought. Soul and Form was his first book, published in 1910, and it established his reputation, treating questions of linguistic expressivity and literary style in the works of Plato, Kierkegaard, Novalis, Sterne, and others. By isolating the formal techniques these thinkers developed, Lukács laid the groundwork for his later work in Marxist aesthetics, a field that introduced the historical and political implications of text. For this centennial edition, John T. Sanders and Katie Terezakis add a dialogue entitled "On Poverty of Spirit," which Lukács wrote at the time of Soul and Form, and an introduction by Judith Butler, which compares Lukács's key claims to his later work and subsequent movements in literary theory and criticism. In an afterword, Terezakis continues to trace the Lukácsian system within his writing and other fields. These essays explore problems of alienation and isolation and the curative quality of aesthetic form, which communicates both individuality and a shared human condition. They investigate the elements that give rise to form, the history that form implies, and the historicity that form embodies. Taken together, they showcase the breakdown, in modern times, of an objective aesthetics, and the rise of a new art born from lived experience.

Carthusian Spirituality by Dennis D. Martin

Carthusian Spirituality
  • Author : Dennis D. Martin
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0809136643

In the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries, the Carthusians filled the role played in the tenth and eleventh centuries by the Cluniac network, in the Twelfth century by the Cistercians, and in the thirteenth century by the Franciscans and Dominicans: Western Christendom's most outstanding professional intercessors before God's throne. Founded in the late eleventh century, a few years before the Cistercians, the Carthusians grew very slowly during their first two centuries but were highly respected from the beginning.

Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus

Praise Of Folly
  • Author : Desiderius Erasmus
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2004-09-30
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 9780141920214

Erasmus of Rotterdam (c. 1466-1536) is one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance humanist movement, which abandoned medieval pieties in favour of a rich new vision of the individual's potential. Praise of Folly, written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, is Erasmus's best-known work. Its dazzling mixture of fantasy and satire is narrated by a personification of Folly, dressed as a jester, who celebrates youth, pleasure, drunkenness and sexual desire, and goes on to lambast human pretensions, foibles and frailties, to mock theologians and monks and to praise the 'folly' of simple Christian piety. Erasmus's wit, wordplay and wisdom made the book an instant success, but it also attracted what may have been sales-boosting criticism. The Letter to Maarten van Dorp, which is a defence of his ideas and methods, is also included.