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Inspired by Alain de Botton's bestselling Consolations of Philosophy, this volume shows how theology can be of practical value to every believer. The great theologians in the history of the church have always found that theology affords genuine comfort in the face of life's difficulties. InThe Consolations of Theology Brian Rosner and other practical theologians present a compelling blend of biography and theology that profoundly addresses the perennial human problems of anger, obsession, despair, anxiety, disappointment, and pain. Contributors: Gwenfair Walters Adams Robert Banks Peter Bolt Andrew Cameron Richard Gibson Brian Rosner Mark Thompson

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Genre: Religion
Author: Brian S. Rosner
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 2008-04-29
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780802860408

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Compelling sermons by one of the nineteenth century's finest preachers Best known today as the author of the Christmas carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem, " Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) has been called the greatest American preacher of the nineteenth century. Yet his magnificent sermons, which brought standing-room-only crowds to Trinity Church in Boston, have long been out of print and hard to find. But, thanks to Ellen Wilbur, the illuminating messages delivered by Brooks are once again available in this collection of twelve of his best sermons, allowing modern readers to be touched by the man whom Wilbur describes as "a poet of a speaker, " Upon first immersing herself in his long lost sermons, she felt deeply that his "loftiness of mind and heart shone through his words in such a way that made it easy to imagine rooms of hushed, uplifted people pinned on him, as much astonished by the man as by his teachings." The Consolations of God will appeal to a wide range of readers wanting to deepen their spiritual lives.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Phillips Brooks
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 2003
File: 140 Pages
ISBN-13: 0802813534

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Genre: Death
Author: Charles Drelincourt
Publisher:
Release: 1824
File: 612 Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:HWJN4Z

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In Consolations David Whyte unpacks aspects of being human that many of us spend our lives trying vainly to avoid – loss, heartbreak, vulnerability, fear – boldly reinterpreting them, fully embracing their complexity, never shying away from paradox in his relentless search for meaning. Beginning with ‘Alone’ and closing with ‘Withdrawal’, each piece in this life-affirming book is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling overwhelmed and the desire to run away from it all. Through this lens, procrastination may be a necessary ripening; hiding an act of freedom; and shyness something that accompanies the first stage of revelation. Consolations invites readers into a poetic and thoughtful consideration of words whose meaning and interpretation influence the paths we choose and the way we traverse them throughout our lives.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: David Whyte
Publisher: Canongate Books
Release: 2019-11-07
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781786897640

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An inspiration to writers, musicians, and mystics, The Overture of the Book of Consolations summarizes and highlights all the major themes of Deutero-Isaiah. Its predominant theme is consolation - consolation of Israel after the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple and the depopulation of the kingdom of Judah. The Overture assures Judah that the past is forgiven and Yahweh is ushering in a New Creation, a future more glorious than the Exodus, the march through the desert, where Israel will once again be wedded to her husband: Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Peter Damian Akpunonu
Publisher: Peter Lang
Release: 2004
File: 166 Pages
ISBN-13: 0820467782

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Author: Dubiell De Zarraga Lago
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2010-03-04
File: 95 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780557256587

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In the Ancient World death came - on average - at a far earlier age than in today's West, and without the authoritative warnings given by modern medicine. Consolation for the trauma of loss had, accordingly, a more prominent role to play. This volume presents eight original studies on consolatory writings from ancient Greek, Roman, early Christian and Arabic societies. The authors include internationally recognised authorities in the field. They offer insight into the ancient experience of loss and the methods used to palliate it. They explore how far there was a consolatory 'genre', involving letters, funerary oratory, epicedia, and philosophical prose. Focusing on responses to grief in numerous ancient authors, this volume finds elements of continuity and of individual variety in modes of consolation, and reveals instructive tensions between the commonplace and the personal.

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Genre: History
Author: H. Baltussen
Publisher: ISD LLC
Release: 2012-12-31
File: 232 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781910589137

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A collection of Advanced piano solos composed by Franz Liszt.

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Genre: Music
Author: Franz Liszt
Publisher: Alfred Music
Release: 1996-02-01
File: 16 Pages
ISBN-13: 1457475162

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David Whyte explores the underlying meaning of 52 ordinary words, with an introduction by Maria Popova of Brain Pickings and author of Figuring

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Genre: English language
Author: David Whyte
Publisher:
Release: 2019-11-07
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 1786897636

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With the imagery of a poet and the reflection of a philosopher, David Whyte turns his attention to 52 ordinary words, each its own particular doorway into the underlying currents of human life. Beginning with Alone and closing with Work, each chapter is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on the inevitable vicissitudes of life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling besieged and the desire to run away from it all. Through this lens, procrastination may be a necessary ripening; hiding an act of freedom; and shyness the appropriate confusion and helplessness that accompanies the first stage of revelation. Consolations invites readers into a poetic and thoughtful consideration of words whose meaning and interpretation influence the paths we choose and the way we traverse them throughout our lives.

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Genre: PHILOSOPHY
Author: David Whyte
Publisher:
Release: 2014-12
File: 245 Pages
ISBN-13: 1932887342

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