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Escape from Paradise PDF Book By Walter F. Wild

Escape from Paradise

  • Author: Walter F. Wild
  • ISBN Code: : 1441575987
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 533 Readers
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Escape from Paradise is a blend of action and suspense ignited by a clash of values that erupts in a battle between two psychologists in Hawaii. Dr. Carter, a psychologist, so strives to transform Oahu into a community of love and equality that, to conceal illegal methods, he resorts to terror and murder. Patients seeking protection from Carter rouse psychologist Dr. Steadman to oppose him. While Steadman seeks to expose Carter and protect his patients, Carter tries to kill Steadman. After skirmishes on streets, beaches, under water, and in jungles, action culminates at a meeting to honor Carter. "Walter Wild's new novel takes us into a world we seldom see, and he delivers a fast paced thriller with perilous escapes, daring rescues, and a dramatic foot race across the mountains of Oahu. It's a thriller driven by ideas, and those are the best kind, because when you turn the last page, you still have something to think about. I strongly suggest you read it. William Martin New York Times best selling author of the Back Bay and The Lost Constitution.

Escape from Paradise PDF Book By Majid Amini

Escape from Paradise

  • Author: Majid Amini
  • ISBN Code: : 1456603817
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Page : 393 pages
  • Genre : Drama
  • Reviews : 915 Readers
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Escape From Paradise - the long-awaited novel about the 1979 Iranian Revolution - is heartfelt, powerful, and compulsively readable. The lives of a group of Iranians and a young American woman with her two children are seriously threatened in the devastating aftermath of the bloody Iran revolution of 1979. Combined, their lives make a tapestry that reflects the entire colorful canvas of society's different political persuasions and social classes. For reasons of their own, each is blacklisted and cannot leave the country through the normal means. Unbeknownst to each other, they individually employ the services of an underground smuggling ring, run by a profiteer of the revolution, to guide them across the Iran-Turkish border. Each person has a different fascinating story, a distinct and astonishing reason for embarking upon such a dangerous journey, a journey that encompasses their pats - bygone days that led them to the shocking reality of the present. It is during these flashbacks that their unforgettable stories masterfully unfold and the process of reevaluating their pasts is lyrically narrated. Told with compassion, this is the story of a group of people who, under the most adverse of circumstances, are forced to resort to their common humanity in order to discover the truth that they hope will ultimately set them free. This novel presents the reader with an unparalleled opportunity to experience not only the self-defeating, heartbreaking political struggles of Iranians during the last century, but also their resiliency. More importantly, it captures the soul of Iran - its enchanting culture and wonderful, colorful and hospitable citizens. Majid Amini is a skillful storyteller, a writer who portrays the anguished truth of the human heart and the triumph of the human spirit during the brutality of the bloody revolution in the richly lyrical prose and unforgettable narratives.

What Strange Paradise PDF Book By Omar El Akkad

What Strange Paradise

  • Author: Omar El Akkad
  • ISBN Code: : 0771050313
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 540 Readers
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WINNER OF THE 2021 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the widely acclaimed author of American War: a new novel--beautifully written, unrelentingly dramatic, and profoundly moving--that brings the global refugee crisis down to the level of a child's eyes. More bodies have washed up on the shores of a small island. Another over-filled, ill-equipped, dilapidated ship has sunk under the weight of its too many passengers: Syrians, Ethiopians, Egyptians, Lebanese, Palestinians, all of them desperate to escape untenable lives in their homelands. And only one has made the passage: nine-year-old Amir, a Syrian boy who has the good fortune to fall into the hands not of the officials but of Vanna: a teenage girl, native to the island, who lives inside her own sense of homelessness in a place and among people she has come to disdain. And though she and the boy are complete strangers, though they don't speak a common language, she determines to do whatever it takes to save him. In alternating chapters, we learn the story of the boy's life and how he came to be on the boat; and we follow the girl and boy as they make their way toward a vision of safety. But as the novel unfurls, we begin to understand that this is not merely the story of two children finding their way through a hostile world, it is the story of our collective moment in this time: of empathy and indifference, of hope and despair--and of the way each of those things can blind us to reality, or guide us to a better one.

Escape from Paradise PDF Book By T.O. Reynolds

Escape from Paradise

  • Author: T.O. Reynolds
  • ISBN Code: : 1796067229
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 338 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 360 Readers
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Our world today is in serious trouble. Why? We should all know the main reason: a distinct lack of leadership. In the U.S. our federal government is an international joke. None of our government branches co-operate internally or externally. Just take a look at our Congressional politicians or our so-called security bureaus. The right hand has no idea what the left hand is doing about anything except on election-day or pay-day! Ten years ago, one individual decided enough was enough and he set out to either motivate or eliminate corrupt politicians, media moguls, leaders from the financial, medical, religious, scientific, corporations and law enforcement sectors. He wrote a book called ‘The Lists’ that tells the story of the ‘why, what, who, how and when’. ‘The Lists’ tells half of the story; the new book, ‘Escape from Paradise’, tells the rest of the story.

Escape from Paradise PDF Book By R.S Smith

Escape from Paradise

  • Author: R.S Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 1477248439
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Page : 398 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 732 Readers
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Escape from Paradise, book II of The Lion Awakes series, reveals some of historys most ancient mysteries. Based on archaeological discoveries and ancient texts, Escape from Paradise follows Two Sons from Egypt, portraying the destinies of Amenhotep II, Pharaoh of the Exodus, and the Hebrew prophet Moses, bringing to life this battle of gods and men. The explosion of an island north of the Delta, the mysterious death of a royal son of the 18th dynasty, and the remains of an army of the same period recently found at the bottom of the Red Sea are some of the factual evidences woven into the fabric of this timeless tale. How would the Egyptians have reacted to the plagues, and what would Pharaohs response have been to the challenge to match the miracles? Experience the Exodus through the eyes of the Egyptians, reliving the catastrophes that brought one nation to its knees while providing an escape for the other. In a fast paced colorful style, Escape from Paradise portrays actual characters and events in a tale of adventure, conflict, and intrigue. Discover the story behind the biblical account that continues to reverberate throughout history. . . . every day I encounter dozens of would-be writers who want someone to take a look at their work. And, as you might expect, there are only a handful with skills that show true merit. Thats why I encourage you to take a look at this book . . . Theres a great story here . . .. Steve Manning www.WriteABookNow.com Soon to come are books III and IV of this series: Out of the Desert, and The Crimson Chord; and the nonfiction companion books: Discovering Moses and the Exodus: A Faith Building Adventure, and Discovering a Way through the Wilderness: Finding God in the Journey, books I and II of the Discover Truth series.

Paradise lost PDF Book By John Milton

Paradise lost

  • Author: John Milton
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : MVR
  • Page : 344 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 727 Readers
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Paradise Lost is John Milton's elaboration of Genesis into an epic poem. The poem begins with Milton's invocation to a muse for help. The action switches to hell, where Satan and his followers have been banished from heaven after trying to rebel against God. Bitter, they try to make the best of things by building the palace Pandemonium, all the while plotting whether to get revenge against God by war or trickery. After much debate, they finally decide to try to sabotage the new world of earth and mortal man that God has created. Satan sets off for earth, and meets his offspring, Sin and Death, at the gate of hell. They let him pass, and he journeys onward. Meanwhile, God sees Satan approaching earth and predicts the fall of man. When no one else does, God's Son offers to sacrifice himself to save man.

Escape from Slavery PDF Book By Francis Bok

Escape from Slavery

  • Author: Francis Bok
  • ISBN Code: : 1429971010
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 250 Readers
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In this groundbreaking modern slave narrative, Francis Bok shares his remarkable story with grace, honesty, and a wisdom gained from surviving ten years in captivity. May, 1986: Selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan, seven year old Francis Bok's life was shattered when Arab raiders on horseback, armed with rifles and long knives, burst into the quiet marketplace, murdering men and women and gathering the young children into a group. Strapped to horses and donkeys, Francis and others were taken north, into lives of slavery under wealthy Muslim farmers. For ten years, Francis lived alone in a shed near the goats and cattle that were his responsibility. Fed with scraps from the table, slowly learning bits of an unfamiliar language and religion, the boy had almost no human contact other than his captor's family. After two failed attempts to escape-each bringing severe beatings and death threats-Francis finally escaped at age seventeen, a dramatic breakaway on foot that was his final chance. Yet his slavery did not end there, for even as he made his way toward the capital city of Khartoum, others sought to deprive him of his freedom. Determined to avoid that fate and discover what had happened to his family on that terrible day in 1986, the teenager persevered through prison and refugee camps for three more years, winning the attention of United Nations officials and being granted passage to America. Now a student and an anti-slavery activist, Francis Bok has made it his life mission to combat world slavery. His is the first voice to speak for an estimated twenty seven million people held against their will in nearly every nation, including our own. Escape from Slavery is at once a riveting adventure, a story of desperation and triumph, and a window revealing a world that few have survived to tell.

To Paradise PDF Book By Hanya Yanagihara

To Paradise

  • Author: Hanya Yanagihara
  • ISBN Code: : 0771017901
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Page : 717 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 582 Readers
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From the author of the classic A LITTLE LIFE, a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia. In an alternate version of 1893 America, New York is part of the Free States, where people may live and love whomever they please (or so it seems). The fragile young scion of a distinguished family resists betrothal to a worthy suitor, drawn to a charming music teacher of no means. In a 1993 Manhattan besieged by the AIDS epidemic, a young Hawaiian man lives with his much older, wealthier partner, hiding his troubled childhood and the fate of his father. And in 2093, in a world riven by plagues and governed by totalitarian rule, a powerful scientist’s damaged granddaughter tries to navigate life without him—and solve the mystery of her husband’s disappearances. These three sections are joined in an enthralling and ingenious symphony, as recurring notes and themes deepen and enrich one another: A townhouse in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village; illness, and treatments that come at a terrible cost; wealth and squalor; the weak and the strong; race; the definition of family, and of nationhood; the dangerous righteousness of the powerful, and of revolutionaries; the longing to find a place in an earthly paradise, and the gradual realization that it can’t exist. What unites not just the characters, but these Americas, are their reckonings with the qualities that make us human: Fear. Love. Shame. Need. Loneliness. TO PARADISE is a fin de siecle novel of marvelous literary effect, but above all it is a work of emotional genius. The great power of this remarkable novel is driven by Yanagihara’s understanding of the aching desire to protect those we love—partners, lovers, children, friends, family and even our fellow citizens—and the pain that ensues when we cannot.

A Long Way From Paradise PDF Book By Leah Chishugi

A Long Way From Paradise

  • Author: Leah Chishugi
  • ISBN Code: : 0748117032
  • Publisher : Virago
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 552 Readers
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Leah Chishugi grew up in eastern Congo but, aged seventeen, she moved to Kigali, the Rwandan capital, to work as a model. She married and had a son. Then in 1994 she was caught up in the horrific conflict, and escaped only after being left for dead under a pile of corpses. She fled with her son to Uganda, then South Africa where she was miraculously reunited with her husband whom she believed dead. Leah finally settled in the UK where she was granted asylum and became a nurse. After her mother died, Leah decided to set up a charity to help the women and children of eastern Congo - victims of continuing war atrocities. A LONG WAY FROM PARADISE is a deeply courageous narrative of one woman's survival of personal trauma and finding a greater purpose in life through devotion to the service of others.

Escape from a Video Game PDF Book By Dustin Brady

Escape from a Video Game

  • Author: Dustin Brady
  • ISBN Code: : 1524867284
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 705 Readers
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Young gamers control the action in this interactive new series from the bestselling author of Trapped in a Video Game. With more than 30 endings and an unlockable bonus adventure, The Secret of Phantom Island promises hours of screen-free fun. Cooper Hawke and the Secret of Phantom Island is the greatest video game nobody has ever played. The treasure-hunting adventure was supposed to set a new standard for gaming. Then, just one month before its release date, it fell off the face of the earth. Now, for the first time, you get a chance to play the mysterious game—from the inside. As you outsmart enemies, solve puzzles, and explore the island’s hidden areas, you’ll discover that there’s more to this game than the world realized. Escape from a Video Game is an innovative pick-your-plot story that promises two adventures for the price of one! The main adventure builds critical thinking skills by rewarding young readers for solving puzzles and making sound choices with non-stop action and huge plot twists. Once readers beat the video game within the book, they’ll get a chance to hunt for every possible ending. Finding all the book’s endings reveals a code that readers can use to unlock a secret story online. Fans of the best-selling Trapped in a Video Game series, as well as new readers, will quickly come to appreciate the page-turning action to uncover more secrets about the mysterious video game company Bionosoft.

Gates of Paradise PDF Book By V.C. Andrews

Gates of Paradise

  • Author: V.C. Andrews
  • ISBN Code: : 1439187762
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 488 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 735 Readers
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Now a major Lifetime movie event, from New York Times bestselling author and literary phenomenon V.C. Andrews (Flowers in the Attic, My Sweet Audrina) comes the fourth installment in the classic story of the Casteel family saga. Stunned by tragedy, a young woman finds herself desperate and alone, and clinging to the frailest of dreams. Can Heaven’s daughter find the inner strength to survive? The car crash that killed Heaven and Logan left Annie Casteel Stonewall orphaned and crippled. Whisked off to Farthinggale Manor by the possessive Tony Tatterton, Annie pines for her lost family, but especially for Luke, her half-brother. Friend of her childhood, her fantasy prince, her loving confidante…without the warm glow of Luke’s love, she is lost in the shadows of despair. When Annie discovers Troy’s cottage hidden in Farthinggale’s woods, the mystery of her past deepens. And even as she yearns to see Luke again, her hopes and dreams are darkened by the sinister Casteel spell…treacherous, powerful, and evil.

The Paradise Affair PDF Book By Bill Pronzini

The Paradise Affair

  • Author: Bill Pronzini
  • ISBN Code: : 1250216516
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 776 Readers
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Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Bill Pronzini’s next historical mystery The Paradise Affair, perfect for fans of Peaky Blinders and The Alienist. The latest Carpenter & Quincannon mystery: “Attractive characters, a finely tuned plot, and fascinating snippets of California history. Who could ask for more?”—Publishers Weekly on The Stolen Gold Affair Quincannon’s pursuit of two con men who have absconded to Hawaii with a considerable sum of his employer’s assets dovetails nicely with Sabina’s vision of a second honeymoon. But neither is wont to stay out of trouble, and Sabina inadvertently becomes involved in a locked room/dying message murder in Honolulu. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Bobos in Paradise PDF Book By David Brooks

Bobos in Paradise

  • Author: David Brooks
  • ISBN Code: : 1416561730
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 371 Readers
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Do you believe that spending $15,000 on a media center is vulgar, but that spending $15,000 on a slate shower stall is a sign that you are at one with the Zenlike rhythms of nature? Do you work for one of those visionary software companies where people come to work wearing hiking boots and glacier glasses, as if a wall of ice were about to come sliding through the parking lot? If so, you might be a Bobo. In his bestselling work of "comic sociology," David Brooks coins a new word, Bobo, to describe today's upper class -- those who have wed the bourgeois world of capitalist enterprise to the hippie values of the bohemian counterculture. Their hybrid lifestyle is the atmosphere we breathe, and in this witty and serious look at the cultural consequences of the information age, Brooks has defined a new generation.

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House PDF Book By Cherie Jones

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

  • Author: Cherie Jones
  • ISBN Code: : 1443460427
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 877 Readers
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In the tradition of Zadie Smith and Marlon James, a debut novel, set in Barbados, about four people confronting violence and love in a beachfront “paradise” In Baxter’s Beach, Barbados, Lala’s grandmother Wilma tells the story of the one-armed sister, a cautionary tale about what happens to girls who disobey their mothers and go into the Baxter’s Tunnels. When she’s grown-up, Lala lives on the beach with her husband, Adan, a petty criminal with endless charisma whose thwarted burglary of one of the beach mansions sets off a chain of events with terrible consequences. A gunshot no one was meant to witness. A new mother whose baby is found lifeless on the beach. A woman torn between two worlds and incapacitated by grief. And two men, driven into the Tunnels by desperation and greed, who attempt a crime that may cost them their freedom—and their lives. How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House is an intimate and visceral portrayal of interconnected lives across race and class in a rapidly changing resort town, told by an astonishing new author of literary fiction.

What Happens in Paradise PDF Book By Elin Hilderbrand

What Happens in Paradise

  • Author: Elin Hilderbrand
  • ISBN Code: : 0316435562
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 296 Readers
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Spend your winter on sunlit shores in the New York Times bestselling follow-up to Winter in Paradise, as secret lives and new loves emerge under the bright Caribbean sky. A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a helicopter crash. But that wasn't Irene's only shattering news: he'd also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too. Now Irene and her sons are back on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life—and death—of a man they thought they knew. Along the way, they're about to learn some surprising truths about their own lives, and their futures. Lush with the tropical details, romance, and drama that made Winter in Paradise a national bestseller, What Happens in Paradise is another immensely satisfying page-turner from one of America's most beloved and engaging storytellers.

Meet Me in Paradise PDF Book By Libby Hubscher

Meet Me in Paradise

  • Author: Libby Hubscher
  • ISBN Code: : 059319943X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 354 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 448 Readers
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Marin Cole has never: Seen the ocean Climbed a mountain Taken a risk on love ....But if her sister's plan works, she just might do all three. Ever since her journalist mother died on assignment, Marin has played it safe, refusing to set foot outside the state of Tennessee. Her wild-child younger sister, Sadie, has trotted the globe as a photographer, living off of art and adrenaline. When Sadie returns from a tough assignment abroad and looks a little worse for wear, Marin reluctantly agrees to a sisters' spa weekend on the tropical island of Saba. But her lifelong fear of travel is affirmed when Sadie misses the flight, Marin's luggage gets mixed up with another passenger's, and an episode of turbulence sends her hurtling into the lap of Lucas Tsai, the handsome stranger who stole her sister's seat. For the first time in a long time, Marin has to step outside of her comfort zone as she explores the island with Lucas and learns what she's been missing out on. With each breathtaking new experience, Marin gets closer to her real self, the man she’s falling for, and the heart-wrenching truth about why she’s there in the first place.

Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library PDF Book By Chris Grabenstein

Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library

  • Author: Chris Grabenstein
  • ISBN Code: : 014138767X
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 631 Readers
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Join Kyle as he uses all his gamer skills to solve the puzzle that is Mr Lemoncello's extraordinary library. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets A Night in the Museum in this the action-packedNew York Times bestseller from Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny and other bestselling series with James Patterson! Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games - board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most famous and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the town's brand-new super library that is as much a home for tech and trickery as it is for stories. Kyle is lucky enough to win a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for a puzzle-packed lock-in on the library's opening night, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello. But when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret riddle to find the hidden escape route . . . !

Children of Paradise PDF Book By Laura Secor

Children of Paradise

  • Author: Laura Secor
  • ISBN Code: : 0143173081
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 872 Readers
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Shortlisted for the Lionel Gelber Prize Finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction The drama that shaped today's Iran, from the Revolution to the present day In 1979, seemingly overnight, Iran became the first revolutionary theocracy in modern times. Since then, the country has been largely a black box to the West, a sinister presence on the world stage. But inside Iran, a breathtaking drama has unfolded as religious thinkers, political operatives, poets, journalists, and activists have imagined and reimagined what Iran should be. They have drawn as deeply on the traditions of the West as on the East and have acted upon their beliefs with urgency and passion, frequently staking their lives for them. With more than a decade of experience reporting on, researching, and writing about Iran, Laura Secor narrates this unprecedented history as a story of individuals caught up in the slipstream of their time, seizing and wielding ideas powerful enough to shift their country's course as they wrestle with Iran's apparatus of violent repression as well as its rich and often tragic history. Essential reading at this moment when the world has never been more entwined, Children of Paradise will stand as a classic of political reporting, an indelible portrait of a nation and its people striving for change.

Paradise of the Pacific PDF Book By Susanna Moore

Paradise of the Pacific

  • Author: Susanna Moore
  • ISBN Code: : 142994496X
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 917 Readers
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The dramatic history of America's tropical paradise The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals—from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that over millennia found their way to the islands, and the confused birds blown from their migratory routes, to the early Polynesian adventurers who sailed across the Pacific in double canoes, the Spanish galleons en route to the Philippines, and the British navigators in search of a Northwest Passage, soon followed by pious Protestant missionaries, shipwrecked sailors, and rowdy Irish poachers escaped from Botany Bay—all wanderers washed ashore, sometimes by accident. This is true of many cultures, but in Hawaii, no one seems to have left. And in Hawaii, a set of myths accompanied each of these migrants—legends that shape our understanding of this mysterious place. In Paradise of the Pacific, Susanna Moore, the award-winning author of In the Cut and The Life of Objects, pieces together the elusive, dramatic story of late-eighteenth-century Hawaii—its kings and queens, gods and goddesses, missionaries, migrants, and explorers—a not-so-distant time of abrupt transition, in which an isolated pagan world of human sacrifice and strict taboo, without a currency or a written language, was confronted with the equally ritualized world of capitalism, Western education, and Christian values.

Flight of the Patriot PDF Book By Yadollah Sharifirad

Flight of the Patriot

  • Author: Yadollah Sharifirad
  • ISBN Code: : 0887628184
  • Publisher : Dundurn.com
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 151 Readers
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A gripping account of an Iranian fighter pilot’s daring escape to Canada from Iran.

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 11 PDF Book By Yuji Kaku

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 11

  • Author: Yuji Kaku
  • ISBN Code: : 1974730697
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Page : 212 pages
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 978 Readers
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The palace has transformed into a bloody battleground, forcing the new Yamada Asaemon arrivals into an uneasy alliance with those seeking to escape the island. A giant monster has entered the fray, one so large that everyone is trapped within the confines of its body. If they don’t escape by morning, they’ll be transformed into flowers and used to fuel the destruction of everything they know! -- VIZ Media

Paradise PDF Book By Lizzie Johnson

Paradise

  • Author: Lizzie Johnson
  • ISBN Code: : 059313639X
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Page : 449 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 267 Readers
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The definitive firsthand account of California’s Camp Fire, the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century, Paradise is a riveting examination of what went wrong and how to avert future tragedies as the climate crisis unfolds. “A tour de force story of wildfire and a terrifying look at what lies ahead.”—San Francisco Chronicle (Best Books of the Year) On November 8, 2018, the people of Paradise, California, awoke to a mottled gray sky and gusty winds. Soon the Camp Fire was upon them, gobbling an acre a second. Less than two hours after the fire ignited, the town was engulfed in flames, the residents trapped in their homes and cars. By the next morning, eighty-five people were dead. As a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, Lizzie Johnson was there as the town of Paradise burned. She saw the smoldering rubble of a historic covered bridge and the beloved Black Bear Diner and she stayed long afterward, visiting shelters, hotels, and makeshift camps. Drawing on years of on-the-ground reporting and reams of public records, including 911 calls and testimony from a grand jury investigation, Johnson provides a minute-by-minute account of the Camp Fire, following residents and first responders as they fight to save themselves and their town. We see a young mother fleeing with her newborn; a school bus full of children in search of an escape route; and a group of paramedics, patients, and nurses trapped in a cul-de-sac, fending off the fire with rakes and hoses. In Paradise, Johnson documents the unfolding tragedy with empathy and nuance. But she also investigates the root causes, from runaway climate change to a deeply flawed alert system to Pacific Gas and Electric’s decades-long neglect of critical infrastructure. A cautionary tale for a new era of megafires, Paradise is the gripping story of a town wiped off the map and the determination of its people to rise again.

Paradise Alley PDF Book By Kevin Baker

Paradise Alley

  • Author: Kevin Baker
  • ISBN Code: : 0061748986
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 704 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 489 Readers
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They came by boat from a starving land—and by the Underground Railroad from Southern chains—seeking refuge in a crowded, filthy corner of hell at the bottom of a great metropolis. But in the terrible July of 1863, the poor and desperate of Paradise Alley would face a new catastrophe—as flames from the war that was tearing America in two reached out to set their city on fire.

Paradise on Fire PDF Book By Jewell Parker Rhodes

Paradise on Fire

  • Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • ISBN Code: : 0316493848
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Page : 163 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 365 Readers
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From award-winning and bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age survival tale exploring issues of race, class, and climate change Addy is haunted by the tragic fire that killed her parents, leaving her to be raised by her grandmother. Now, years later, Addy’s grandmother has enrolled her in a summer wilderness program. There, Addy joins five other Black city kids—each with their own troubles—to spend a summer out west. Deep in the forest, the kids learn new (and to them) strange skills: camping, hiking, rock climbing, and how to start and safely put out campfires. Most important, they learn to depend upon each other for companionship and survival. But then comes a devastating forest fire… Addy is face-to-face with her destiny and haunting past. Developing her courage and resiliency against the raging fire, it’s up to Addy to lead her friends to safety. Not all are saved. But remembering her origins and grandmother’s teachings, she’s able to use street smarts, wilderness skills, and her spiritual intuition to survive.

Paradise Found PDF Book By Bill Plaschke

Paradise Found

  • Author: Bill Plaschke
  • ISBN Code: : 006301453X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 574 Readers
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"Friday Night Lights meets Unbroken." —Tony Reali | "One of the most profound stories you will ever read." —Ian O'Connor | "Plaschke delivers a masterpiece." —Jeff Pearlman From L.A. Times columnist and ESPN Around the Horn panelist Bill Plaschke, a story of tragedy, triumph, and the remarkable power of high school football in one small California town On November 8, 2018, the Camp Fire ravaged the town of Paradise, California. The fire, which burned up to 80 acres per minute, killed 86 people, and nearly every building and home in the town was reduced to ashes. In a single day, Paradise, a proud working-class town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, saw its population fall from 25,000 to 2,000. The Paradise High football team had long been the town’s source of joy and inspiration. But in the wake of the fire, their season was abruptly cancelled on the eve of the playoffs. Their championship hopes were gone. Their program’s survival seemed doubtful—it wasn’t even clear whether Paradise High would continue to exist. Coach Rick Prinz had planned to retire that year after guiding the Paradise High Bobcats for two decades. But after the fire forever altered his beloved town, he realized he couldn’t walk away. What ensued was the challenge of a lifetime. Of the 104 football players at Paradise, 95 had lost their homes. His varsity squad, which had stood 76 strong the previous season, was down to 22. Most of those who remained were homeless, sleep-deprived, lost. On the first day of spring practice, on a debris-ridden patch of grass at nearby Chico Airport, Prinz’s team didn’t even have a football. It was the humble beginning to a memorable journey. Bill Plaschke, longtime columnist for the Los Angeles Times, followed the Paradise Bobcats throughout a most remarkable season. In this gripping, deeply-reported story of tragedy and resilience, Plaschke reveals the unique power of sports to unite, to inspire, and to heal. As the Paradise players fought to rebuild their broken lives, they found strength in the support of their teammates—and as football returned to Paradise, so, too, did the spirit of the town itself.

Fundamentalism and Women in World Religions PDF Book By Arvind Sharma,Katherine K. Young

Fundamentalism and Women in World Religions

  • Author: Arvind Sharma,Katherine K. Young
  • ISBN Code: : 0567458229
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 974 Readers
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This collection of essays by internationally renowned women scholars both contests the notion of fundamentalism and attempts to find places where it might convege with women's roles in the various world's religions. The essayists explore fundamentalism as a system or method of limiting women's religious roles and examine the ways that women embrace certain aspects of fundamentalism. The essays cover Hinduism, Buddhism, Confuciansim, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. The contributors investigate the ways that women "fight back" against fundamentalist conceptions of family, gender roles, doctrinal practices, ritual practices, and God or theistic constructs. The writers reassert and preserve their identities by challenging the static categories of fundamentalism. The essays contain deep and powerful explorations of the intersections of culture, religion, and feminism.

Sex, Sin, and Our Selves PDF Book By Anna Fisk

Sex, Sin, and Our Selves

  • Author: Anna Fisk
  • ISBN Code: : 1630872962
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 220 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 466 Readers
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Sex, Sin, and Our Selves brings together readings in feminist theological thought and the literature of the acclaimed contemporary writers Michele Roberts and Sara Maitland. Through placing theology in conversation with Roberts's and Maitland's literary engagement with issues of religion and gender, this book explores themes of selfhood, connection, sex, sin, and self-sacrifice. In doing so, it challenges a tendency of feminist theology to seek simple and idealized answers, rather than honor complexity and the need to continue to ask questions. In the encounters in feminist theology and contemporary women's writing, Anna Fisk employs autobiographical narrative, critically understood as "reading these stories beside my own."

Making Homes in the West/Indies PDF Book By Antonia Macdonald-Smythe

Making Homes in the West/Indies

  • Author: Antonia Macdonald-Smythe
  • ISBN Code: : 1136544437
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 226 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 658 Readers
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This study focuses on the ways in which two of the most prominent Caribbean women writers residing in the United States, Michelle Cliff and Jamaica Kincaid, have made themselves at home within Caribbean poetics, even as their migration to the United States affords them participation and acceptance within its literary space.

The Roots of Modern Hollywood PDF Book By Nick Smedley

The Roots of Modern Hollywood

  • Author: Nick Smedley
  • ISBN Code: : 1783203730
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Page : 226 pages
  • Genre : Art
  • Reviews : 622 Readers
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In this insightful study of Hollywood cinema since 1969, film historian Nick Smedley traces the cultural and intellectual heritage of American films, showing how recent Hollywood movies owe a profound debt to the liberal values of New Deal cinema. Hollywood cinema is not usually thought of as politically or socially engaged, but the author argues that it is, in fact, one of the most value-laden of all national cinemas. Drawing on a long historical view of persistent themes in Hollywood cinema, Smedley demonstrates how film-makers in America continue to explore the balance between unbridled capitalism and a more socially-engaged liberalism. He also brings out the persistence of pacifism in Hollywood’s consideration of American foreign policy in Vietnam and the Middle East. His third theme concerns the belated acceptance by the film community of the post-feminist American woman. Featuring important new interviews with Michael Mann, Peter Weir, Paul Haggis, and Tony Gilroy, The Roots of Modern Hollywood is an incisive account of where Hollywood is today, and the path it has taken to get there.

The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature PDF Book By Rebecca Lemon,Emma Mason,Jonathan Roberts,Christopher Rowland

The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature

  • Author: Rebecca Lemon,Emma Mason,Jonathan Roberts,Christopher Rowland
  • ISBN Code: : 1118241150
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 720 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 289 Readers
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This Companion explores the Bible's role and influence onindividual writers, whilst tracing the key developments of Biblicalthemes and literary theory through the ages. An ambitious overview of the Bible's impact on Englishliterature – as arguably the most powerful work of literaturein history – from the medieval period through to thetwentieth-century Includes introductory sections to each period giving backgroundinformation about the Bible as a source text in English literature,and placing writers in their historical context Draws on examples from medieval, early-modern,eighteenth-century and Romantic, Victorian, and Modernistliterature Includes many 'secular' or 'anti-clerical' writers alongsidetheir 'Christian' contemporaries, revealing how the Bible's textshifts and changes in the writing of each author who reads andstudies it

Reclaiming the Sane Society PDF Book By Miri Seyed Javad,Robert Lake,Tricia M. Kress

Reclaiming the Sane Society

  • Author: Miri Seyed Javad,Robert Lake,Tricia M. Kress
  • ISBN Code: : 9462096074
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 750 Readers
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Erich Fromm’s body of work, written more than 50 years ago, was prophetic of the contemporary moment: Increasingly, global society is threatened by the many-headed monster of corporate greed, neo-liberalism, nihilism, extreme fundamentalist beliefs, and their resulting effects on the natural world and the lived lives of people. Fromm clearly warned us of the peril of the misuse of technology and the destructive nature of man’s perverse desire to possess, control and/or destroy. Through his theories of having vs. being, the importance of hope as active resistance, and his notion of freedom as the capacity to love self, and others, Fromm encouraged his readers to cultivate biophilic ways of being in the world that will counter and heal the impending necrophilic plunder of man’s hubris. This multi-authored volume sheds new light on Fromm’s forgotten role in the formation of contemporary thought through an engaging variety of reflexive and historical narratives from fields of sociology, clinical psychology, political science, critical theory of religion and education. Key concepts from his body of work are interpreted and expressed in ways that offer hopeful and humane alternatives to the present global conditions of despair, greed and depersonalization.

Refugee from Paradise PDF Book By Dalma Takács

Refugee from Paradise

  • Author: Dalma Takács
  • ISBN Code: : 1479792969
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 214 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 515 Readers
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Refugee from Paradise is a fictional diary of a Hungarian refugee girl living in England after World War II. Her "Paradise" is the beautiful memory of her childhood in Hungary, in stark contrast to the nightmare the communist regime calls "the workers' paradise." Penny Kiss relishes her new life in school and college, but news about her family left behind in Hungary torment her. Her mother and her new stepfather warn her daily about secret communist infiltrators in England, who could hurt her father in Hungary. Suspicious of strangers, Penny has an encounter with Andrew, a mysterious young man who takes an interest in her. But how can she make friends in a world where she can't trust anyone?

Contemporary Spiritualities PDF Book By Clive Erricker,Jane Erricker

Contemporary Spiritualities

  • Author: Clive Erricker,Jane Erricker
  • ISBN Code: : 0826484379
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 472 Readers
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Spirituality can be understood within both a religious and secular context. Fuelled by the controversy that surrounds different understandings of human identity and notions of progress, knowledge and truth in modernist and postmodernist contexts, the concept of spirituality is a hotly contested topic of debate as to its relevance within contemporary culture and its meaning within religious traditions. This book aims to inform readers on this debate and contextualize it within these different frames of reference. It approaches the topic of spirituality with an identification of the major influences on contemporary thinking and presents a coherent framework of understanding that links divergent thinking into a common goal. Writings range across different thinkers and practitioners within established religious tradition, contemporary movements and those who operate within psychological and 'secular' understandings. Focusing on the question 'what does it mean to be human?' this engaging study attempts to overcome the divide between secular and religious understandings of spirituality.

The Greatest Meeting PDF Book By Majid Amini,None

The Greatest Meeting

  • Author: Majid Amini,None
  • ISBN Code: : 1456604562
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Page : 250 pages
  • Genre : Drama
  • Reviews : 579 Readers
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The Greatest Meeting This is the saga of the impassioned journeys of two men, their true premonitions of a mystical meeting, and their self-discoveries. Full of compelling adventure, love and betrayal, joy and sadness, their stories have never before been told. This extraordinary true historical novel takes place in Central Asia, and the Middle East; toady's Turkey in the thirteenth century during the tumultuous time of Changiz Khan's conquest. It is an unforgettable detailed narrative account of the lives of an enigmatic giant and legendary mystic figure, Shams-e Tabrizi, and the most renowned religious scholar, Molana Jalaleddin Mohammad-e Rumi. It chronicles the relentless search of a critical and progressive thinker, Shams, to find a true friend, a soul mate, who could give a powerful echo to his voice, to his revolutionary ideas of interpreting religion relevant to our daily earthly existence, of recognizing each human being as the "Supreme Majesty." This remarkable literary work presents the story of Rumi's dream for the ultimate divine illumination, his yearning for somea¬thing greater than himself, his intellectual rebirth, and the volcanic artistic eruption that resulted in the incomparable monumental works of poetry: The Collection of Shams-e Tabrizi and Massnavi; comprised of over seventy thousand verses. For over seven centuries, over seventy thousand of Rumi's ingenious and magnificent poems have profoundly taught us all a greater level of self-awareness, and now this work acquaints us with the life of this man, and the enigmatic person who inspired him. An impressive artistic undertaking, lyrical, intelligent, beautifully crafted, paced, this work is enriched by unforgettable characters. From the early chapters to the heartwarming, triumphant, unpredictable and astonishing conclusion, Majid Amini, the author of Escape From Paradise, proves himself a masterful writer. For those who appreciate Rumi's poems and for those unfamiliar with his work, this book is a must read.

The Man with the Poison Gun PDF Book By Serhii Plokhy

The Man with the Poison Gun

  • Author: Serhii Plokhy
  • ISBN Code: : 0465096603
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : True Crime
  • Reviews : 846 Readers
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In the fall of 1961, KGB assassin Bogdan Stashinsky defected to West Germany. After spilling his secrets to the CIA, Stashinsky was put on trial in what would be the most publicized assassination case of the entire Cold War. The publicity stirred up by the Stashinsky case forced the KGB to change its modus operandi abroad and helped end the career of Aleksandr Shelepin, one of the most ambitious and dangerous Soviet leaders. Stashinsky's testimony, implicating the Kremlin rulers in political assassinations carried out abroad, shook the world of international politics. Stashinsky's story would inspire films, plays, and books-including Ian Fleming's last James Bond novel, The Man with the Golden Gun. A thrilling tale of Soviet spy craft, complete with exploding parcels, elaborately staged coverups, double agents, and double crosses, The Man with the Poison Gun offers unparalleled insight into the shadowy world of Cold War espionage.

Stalin's Barber PDF Book By Paul M. Levitt

Stalin's Barber

  • Author: Paul M. Levitt
  • ISBN Code: : 1589797728
  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
  • Page : 392 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 666 Readers
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Avraham Bahar leaves debt-ridden and depressed Albania to seek a better life in, ironically, Stalinist Russia. A professional barber, he curries favor with the Communist regime, ultimately being invited to become Stalin’s personal barber at the Kremlin, where he is entitled to live in a government house with other Soviet dignitaries. In the intrigue that follows, Avraham, now known as Razan, is not only barber to Stalin but also to the many Stalin look-alikes that the paranoid dictator circulates to thwart possible assassination attempts—including one from Razan himself.

Irigaray and Kierkegaard PDF Book By Helene Tallon Russell

Irigaray and Kierkegaard

  • Author: Helene Tallon Russell
  • ISBN Code: : 0881461660
  • Publisher : Mercer University Press
  • Page : 264 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 883 Readers
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This is the first book to bring Irigaray and Kierkegaard together. ""Irigaray and Kierkegaard: Multiplicity, Relationality, and Difference"" is a creative construction of selfhood that begins by critiquing embedded assumptions that dominate current discourse. The apparent unity of the self is a problematic and fictitious conception. This construct is a prodigious illusion that not only has outworn its usefulness but also has become detrimental to more inclusive concepts of the self in which diversity and relationality are encouraged. This construct is particularly evident in the Christian doctrine of theological anthropology. This book both evaluates the supreme value ascribed to the quality of oneness in the Western theological tradition and suggests alternative conceptualizations of selfhood. First, the work analyzes Augustine's formulation of Christian selfhood, which incorporates Plotinius' claim that the one is the good, and thus identifies multiplicity with sin. Soren Kierkegaard and the French feminist Luce Irigaray both offer critical alternatives to such a unitary conception of selfhood. Kierkegaard views the self as complex, relational, and processive. The self consists of three pairs of polar elements, temporal and eternal, within three spheres of existence. The spheres and the elements are dialectically interrelated to each other. Irigaray criticizes the cultural and philosophical norms of Western discourse as phallocentric and monistic. This 'economy of the same' - a system in which only one universal norm of behavior is accepted and valued - is built upon the repression of the feminine. She looks to women's embodied experience to uncover the feminine. Her (psycho) analysis highlights that which has been repressed, such as multiformity and fluidity, to be an excellent candidate for the lost feminine. Russell argues that a dialogue between these two diverse thinkers provides a fruitful groundwork for reenvisioning and building up the concept of self as multiple, embodied, and relational.

Mother / Nature PDF Book By Catherine M. Roach

Mother / Nature

  • Author: Catherine M. Roach
  • ISBN Code: : 0253109787
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 375 Readers
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This brief but ambitious book explores our relationship with nature through the imagery we use when we talk about Mother Nature. Employing the critical tools of religious studies, psychology, and gender studies, Catherine M. Roach examines the various manifestations of nature as "mother" and what that idea implies for the way we approach the natural world. Part One, "Nature as Good Mother," discusses the notion that nature is, or is like, a beneficent and nurturing mother who provides and maintains life. In studying the "green" slogan "Love Your Mother," Roach questions the effects -- for women and for the environment -- of imputing female gender to nature. She asks us to look at the associations that "motherhood" and "mothering" carry within a culture still shaped by patriarchy. She notes the danger of such an apparently pro-environmental slogan if "mother" evokes the bountiful, self-sacrificing provider who herself requires no care. Part Two, "Nature as Bad Mother," looks at the contrary notion of nature as a violent, threatening, and wrathful mother. This image arises most often when humans and technology are depicted as masters of unruly nature. Here Roach draws on theological reflection to analyze this ambivalence toward nature manifested in a fantasy that casts humans as gods. She explores the contributions of eco-theology and eco-psychology to a "heart of darkness" perspective. Finally, Part Three, "Nature as Hurt Mother," looks at possibilities and pitfalls of environmental healing inherent in the image of nature as a mother we have wounded and now seek to heal.

On Tragedy and Transcendence PDF Book By Khegan M. Delport

On Tragedy and Transcendence

  • Author: Khegan M. Delport
  • ISBN Code: : 1532697767
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 326 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 666 Readers
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From the time of Plato’s proposed expulsion of the poets, tragedy has repeatedly proposed a challenge to philosophical and theological certainties. This is apparent already in early Christianity amongst leading figures during the patristic age. But this raises the question: Why was the theme of tragedy still accepted and deployed throughout the history of Christianity nevertheless? Is this merely an accident or is there something more substantial at play? Can Christian theology take the tragic seriously? Must Christianity ultimately deny the tragic to be coherent, or might it be able to sustain its negativity? Some like George Steiner, David Bentley Hart, and John Milbank have doubts about such a coherency, but others think differently. This book aims to examine this debate, laying out the lines of disagreement and continuing tensions. Through a critical examination of the work of Donald MacKinnon and the eminent Christian thinker Rowan Williams, the book aims to show that there is a path for reconciling the claims of Christian orthodoxy and the experience of tragedy, one that is able to maintain a metaphysical foundation for both real transcendence and unfolding historicity, without denying either.

Longing and Letting Go PDF Book By Holly Hillgardner

Longing and Letting Go

  • Author: Holly Hillgardner
  • ISBN Code: : 019063748X
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 810 Readers
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Mirabai, a sixteenth-century Indian princess, wrote passionate love songs to Lord Krishna. Hadewijch, a thirteenth-century European Beguine, wrote of her yearning to become Love itself, to be "God with God." Each woman practiced a full-bodied, sensuously-imaged longing for love; at the same time, each also practiced certain ascetic disciplines. Spanning centuries, continents, and religious traditions, this book juxtaposes Hadewijch's and Mirabai's inextricable energies of longing and letting go as resources for a comparative theology of passionate non-attachment. Within both Hinduism and Christianity, desire and renunciation are often presented as opposites; yet, both Mirabai and Hadewijch, in their own distinct ways, illuminate the integral, tensile relationship between these concepts. Rather than choosing one or the other, each woman's dual practices of longing and letting go not only take her on an inward spiritual journey but also deeply involve her in the beauty and suffering of the wider world. Drawing out crucial differences and intriguing resonances between these two women of faith, Hillgardner develops a Hindu-Christian comparative theology that argues for an interreligious ethic of passionate non-attachment, one capacious and brave enough to hold together our own longings with the desires of others in an interconnected, fragile world.