The Beating of his Wings is the third and final instalment in the epic Paul Hoffman trilogy following Cale and the Sanctuary of the Redeemers. Following The Left Hand of God and The Last Four Things, this climatic ending will bring this sensational narrative to a close, and finally the fate of the angel of death will be revealed.
Содержание: The Creation Emma Kirkby Soprano (Gabriel & Eve) Anthony Rolfe Johnson Tenor (Uriel) Michael George Bass-Baritone (Raphael & Adam) Kym Ampf Mezzo-Soprano Solo The Choir Of New College Oxford Master Of Music: Edward Higginbottom The Academy Of Ancient Music Orchestra And Chorus Chorus Master: Simon Halsey Christopher Hogwood CD 1: Part One 01. No.1 Overture: The Representation Of Chaos Scene 1 02. No.2 Recitative (Raphael, Uriel) And Chorus: In The Beginning God Created The Heaven And The Earth ... And The Spirit Of God 03. No.3 Aria (Uriel) And Chorus: Now Vanish Before The Holy Beams ... Despairing, Cursing Rage Scene 2 04. No.4 Accompanied Recitative (Raphael): And God Made The Firmament 05. No.5 Solo (Gabriel) With Chorus: The Mav'lous Work Beholds Amazed Scene 3 06. No.6 Recitative (Raphael): And God Said: Let The Waters Under The Heaven Be Gathered Together 07. No.7 Aria (Raphael): Rolling In Foaming Billows 08. No.8 Recitative (Gabriel): And God Said: Let The Earth Bring Forth Grass 09. No.9 Aria (Gabriel): With Verdure Clad The Fields Appear 10. No. 10 Recitative (Uriel): And The Heavenly Hosts Proclaimed 11. No. 11 Chorus: Awake The Harp, The Lyre Awake! Scene 4 12. No. 12 Recitative (Uriel): And God Said: Let There Be Lights In The Firmament Of Heaven 13. No.13 Accompanied Recitative (Uriel): In Splendour Bright Is Rising Now The Sun 14. No.14 Chorus And Trio (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael): The Heavens Are Telling The Glory Of God CD 2: Part Two Scene 1 01. No. 15 Recitative (Gabriel): And God Said: Let The Waters Bring Forth 02. No.16 Aria (Gabriel): On Mighty Pens Uplifted Soars The Eagle Aloft 03. No. 17 Accompanied Recitative (Raphael): And God Created Great Whales 04. No.18 Recitative (Raphael): And The Angels Struck Their Immortal Harps 05. No.19 Trio (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael) And Chorus: Most Beautiful Appear, With Verdure Young Adorned ...The Lord Is Great Scene 2 06. No.20 Recitative (Raphael): And God Said: Let The Earth Bring Forth The Living Creature 07. No.21 Accompanied Recitative (Raphael): Straight Opening Her Fertile Womb 08. No.22 Aria (Raphael): Now Heaven In Fullest Glory Shone 09. No.23 Recitative (Uriel): And God Created Man 10. No.24 Aria (Uriel): In Native Worth And Honour Clad 11. No.25 Recitative (Raphael): And God Saw Everything That He Had Made 12. No.26 Chorus And Trio (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael): Achieved Is The Glorious Work Part Three Scene 1 13. No.27 Recitative (Uriel): In Rosy Mantle Appears Scene 2 14. No.28 Duet (Eve, Adam) With Chorus: By Thee With Bliss, О Bounteous Lord Scene 3 15. No.29 Recitative (Adam, Eve): Our Duty We Performed Now 16. No.30 Duet (Adam, Eve): Graceful Consort! At Thy Side Final Scene 17. No.31 Recitative (Uriel): O Happy Pair 18. No.32 Chorus And Soloists: Sing The Lord Ye Voices All! (Kym Ampf Mezzo-Soprano)
Religion posits one characteristic as an absolute: faith. Compared to faith, all other social distinctions and sources of conflict are insignificant. The New Testament says: ‘We are all equal in the sight of God'. To be sure, this equality applies only to those who acknowledge God's existence. What this means is that alongside the abolition of class and nation within the community of believers, religion introduces a new fundamental distinction into the world the distinction between the right kind of believers and the wrong kind. Thus overtly or tacitly, religion brings with it the demonization of believers in other faiths. The central question that will decide the continued existence of humanity is this: How can we conceive of a type of inter-religious tolerance in which loving one's neighbor does not imply war to the death, a type of tolerance whose goal is not truth but peace? Is what we are experiencing at present a regression of monotheistic religion to a polytheism of the religious spirit under the heading of ‘a God of one's own'? In Western societies, where the autonomy of the individual has been internalized, individual human beings tend to feel increasingly at liberty to tell themselves little faith stories that fit their own lives to appoint ‘Gods of their own'. However, this God of their own is no longer the one and only God who presides over salvation by seizing control of history and empowering his followers to be intolerant and use naked force.
In a Free State is set in Africa, in a place like Uganda or Rwanda, and its two main characters are English. They had once found liberation in Africa. But now Africa is going sour on them. The land is no longer safe, and at a time of tribal conflict they have to make a long drive to the safety of their compound. At the end of this drive - the narrative tight, wonderfully constructed, the formal and precise language always instilled with violence and rage - we know everything about the English characters, the African country, and the Idi Amin - like future awaiting it. This is one of V.S.Naipaul's greatest novels, hard but full of pity. It won the Booker Prize, in its original edition, in 1971.
In this frank, funny, and often challenging memoir about life in and out of the church, twenty-something Patton Dodd reveals his quest for an authentic experience of God. On his journey he attempts to pinpoint and justify his belief in God, first with the fervent absolutes that characterize a new believer’s faith but then with a growing awareness of the cultural complexities that define his faith and encompass his understanding of Christianity. When a spiritual awakening in his last year of high school wrenches Dodd out of his rebellious party days, he embarks on a quest for God. He exchanges pot smoking for worship dancing, gives up MTV for Christian pop, and enrolls at a Christian university. Soon, however, he finds himself ill at ease with the other Christians around him and with the cloying superficiality of the Christian subculture. Dodd tells his story in contradictory terms—conversion and confusion, acceptance and rejection, spiritual highs and psychological lows. With painstaking honesty, he tries to negotiate a relationship with his faith apart from the cultural trappings that often clothe it. Dodd’s moving story paints a nuanced and multilayered portrait of an earnest quest for God: the hunger for genuine faith, the bleak encounters with doubt, and the consuming questions that challenge the intellect and the soul. This is a story that will resonate with the emerging generation of young adults attempting to break new ground within their own faith tradition.
The God Debates presents a comprehensive, non-technical survey of the quest for knowledge of God, allowing readers to participate in a debate about the existence of God and gain understanding and appreciation of religion?s conceptual foundations. Explains key arguments for and against God's existence in clear ways for readers at all levels Brings theological debates up to the present with current ideas from modernism, postmodernism, fideism, evidentialism, presuppositionalism, and mysticism Updates criticism of theology by dealing with the latest terms of the God debates instead of outdated caricatures of religion Helps nonbelievers to learn important theological standpoints while noting their shortcomings Encourages believers and nonbelievers to enjoy informed dialogue with each other Concludes with an overview of religious and nonreligious worldviews and predictions about the future of faith and reason
The third volume of the extraordinary Southern Reach trilogy. The Southern Reach trilogy draws to a close and it is winter in Area X. One last, desperate team embarks across the border, determined to reach a remote island that may hold the answers they've been seeking. As they press deeper into the unknown, the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting. The mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound – or terrifying.
Tracklist: 01. Streams Of Whiskey 02. Miss Otis Regrets / Just One Of Those Things 03. Jack's Heroes (The Pogues and The Dubliners) 04. Summer In Siam 05. White City 06. A Pair Of Brown Eyes 07. Dirty Old Town 08. Fairytale Of New York (featuring Kirsty MacColl) 09. Fiesta 10. If I Should Fall From Grace With God 11. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah 12. Misty Morning, Albert Bridge 13. A Rainy Night In Soho
Полный вариант заголовка: «A discourse concerning the being and attributes of God, the obligations of natural religion, and the truth and certainty of the christian revelation : in answer to Mr. Hobbs, Spinoza, the author of the Oracles of reason, and other deniers of natural and revealed religion : being 16 sermons, preach'd in the Cathedral-Church of St. Paul, in the years 1704, and 1705, at the lecture founded by the Honourable Robert Boyle : in which is inserted a discourse concerning the connexion of the Prophecies in the Old Testament, and the application of them to Christ : there is alfo, an answer to a 7th letter, concerning, the argument a priori, in proof of the being of God / by Samuel Clarke».
Ten years on from 9/11, much of the Muslim faith remains largely unknown and misunderstood in the West. While there have been a number of successful books on the topic of Islamic history - from Karen Armstrong's Islam: A Brief History to Bernard Lewis's The Crises of Islam - there is surprisingly no book for a popular audience about Islam as a religion, let alone one by an author from an Islamic background. No God But God fills that gap, addressing issues of belief: the difference between the Quran and the Bible, the meaning of the Hajj, the Muslim relationship with Jesus, the Muslim attitude towards Jews, equality between the sexes and more. This revised and updated edition includes a wealth of new material and new chapters covering recent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya; the changing face of Islam in Europe and North Africa; and a number of topics of heated debate (the veil controversy; Islam & women; Iraq War as a Jihadi recruiting agent etc).
Your most important business asset is already within you – realize it and capitalize on it Spirituality is the basis for all successful organizations and the most important asset you have in elevating you and your business to a new level of performance. The most successful individuals and firms in the world are changing the way they do business, in order to access a vast resevoir of untapped energy. You too can join the revolution, because the tools these people are utilizing are found inside each and every one of us. Tom Zender, President Emeritus of Unity – a spiritual organization serving over three million individuals – and veteran corporate executive, reveals simple ways that you can use to find yourself suddenly on the inside edge. God Goes to Work lays out how the world rediscovered the essence of the most effective transactions and how you can implement these methods into the way you do business. This groundbreaking text gives you practical steps on how, no matter what you believe, you can learn to use your spiritual assets in business to achieve better things with greater ease. You'll discover How to make better, more profitable deals in business. The secret behind the world's most effective managers, executives and leaders, so that you can become one yourself. Simple steps to prepare your organization – no matter the size – to take advantage of the wondrous prospects that await it in this new economy. The world is finally ready to discover that spirituality is the very basis of all our most profitable business transactions. God Goes to Work gives you the practical roadmap to utilize this amazing, untapped resource for breakthrough business results.