Medieval Liturgical Chant and Patristic Exegesis: Words and by Emma Hornby

By Emma Hornby

How do textual content and melody relate in western liturgical chant? Is the song easily an summary automobile for the textual content, or does it articulate textual constitution and that means? those questions are addressed the following via a case examine of the second-mode tracts, long and complicated solo chants for Lent, that have been created within the papal choir of Rome ahead of the mid-eighth century. those partly formulaic chants functionality as exegesis, with non-syntactical textual content divisions and emphatic musical words selling yes instructions of internal meditation in either performers and listeners. Dr Hornby compares the 4 second-mode tracts representing the middle repertory to comparable ninth-century Frankish chants, exhibiting that their structural and aesthetic rules are neither Frankish nor a functionality in their notation within the earliest extant manuscripts, yet are as an alternative a well-remembered written mirrored image of an extended oral culture, stemming from Rome.

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Almost Catholic: An Appreciation of the History, Practice, by Jon Sweeney

By Jon Sweeney

Jon Sweeney, a self-described “evolved Protestant” and famous non secular author, has lengthy been interested by the Catholic Church. besides the fact that, it wasn’t till he used to be a tender missionary within the Philippines that he really started to comprehend the Church’s traditions, mysteries, and non secular ideals and its carry on those that keep on with the culture. As he explains, Catholic spirituality is all approximately responding to the basic secret of Jesus, the incarnation, and what all of it intended initially in addition to what it capability today.In nearly Catholic, Sweeney bargains an appreciation of Catholicism, weaving within the tale of his personal explorations with these of others who've additionally been interested in this custom. He unearths himself interested in the Church’s historic and medieval traditions out of a wish to connect to the inner most and widest paths at the method. millennia of saints and practices and teachings and secret shape a connection for him to the very beginnings of Christianity.

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Holy Bible - Douay-Rheims by Richard Challoner (Translator)

By Richard Challoner (Translator)

The main attractive and conventional Catholic Bible in English! the 1st ever digitally typeset version with newly redrawn color maps, superbly certain in leather-based with gilt edges. This version brings jointly the superior of 3 Douay-Rheims variations: The previous and New Testaments - from the 1899 variation released via John Murphy corporation, Baltimore, Maryland. Imprimatur: James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore (the complete revised and diligently in comparison with the latin Vulgate via the Servant of God Bishop Richard Challoner). The previous and New Testaments and old and Chronological Index were fantastically retypeset, faithfully to breed the unique 1899 Gibbons version. The textual content is decided within the vintage Century multiplied font, which was once initially utilized in the 1899 version, and has been lovingly typed line by means of line to symbolize precisely the unique version. The kin check in pages have additionally been digitally typeset and redrawn. The textual content is determined in CenturyExpandedBT font, measurement 8.5pt. Maps - from the 1911 variation released via Wm. Aleiter Co., Catholic provide apartment, Indianapolis. Imprimatur: John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of recent York. 11 colored maps digitally redrawn through hand and completely colored. Engravings - from the 1941 variation released via The Douay Bible apartment, ny. Imprimatur: Francis J. Spellman, D.D., Archbishop of recent York. those thirty-two appealing engravings recreate key moments in Biblical historical past. In our version, they've been scanned, conscientiously remastered and stronger, and their captions were retypeset and corrected to check the perfect verses within the Bible textual content.

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The Conquest of the Soul: Confession, Discipline and Public by W Boer

By W Boer

Carlo and Federico Borromeo completed popularity by way of turning Milan into the major laboratory of the Italian Counter-Reformation. This monograph translates their programme of penitential self-discipline as a quest to reshape Lombard society through achieving into the souls of its population. This integration of the private and non-private spheres had gigantic implications- the transformation of the clergy right into a expert physique, a bureaucratic-juridical become sacramental perform, interventions into the ritual order (notably the advent of the confessional), and new versions of self-discipline and "civilized" behaviour. Catholic confessionalism therefore conceived had decidedly combined results. whereas it reworked the non secular panorama perpetually, its inner most pursuits foundered amidst political competition, well known resistance, and a bureaucratic lodging.

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Christology: A Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Study of by Gerald O'Collins SJ

By Gerald O'Collins SJ

During this totally revised and up to date moment version of his obtainable account of systematic Christology, Gerald O'Collins keeps to problem the modern publishing pattern for sensationalist books on Jesus which are supported neither by means of the recent testomony witness nor through mainline Christian ideals. This e-book severely examines the easiest biblical and historic scholarship ahead of tackling head-on the various key questions of systematic Christology: does orthodox religion current Jesus the guy as poor and depersonalized? Is his sinlessness suitable with the workout of a unfastened human will? Does up to date exegesis problem his virginal belief and private resurrection? Can one reconcile Jesus' position as common Saviour with the reality and values to be present in different religions? What may still the feminist circulation spotlight in offering Jesus? This necessary Christology is outfitted round the resurrection of the crucified Jesus, highlights love because the key to redemption, and proposes a synthesis of the divine presence via Jesus. transparent, balanced, and obtainable, this publication will be valued through any scholar studying systematic theology, an individual education for the ministry in all denominations, in addition to common readers.

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Bishop Aethelwold: his career and influence by Barbara Yorke

By Barbara Yorke

?thelwold's existence and his political and ecclesiastical value within the 10th-century reformation obtain thorough scholarly scrutiny during this appraisal of his existence and paintings. The experiences contain a comparability of ?thelwold's occupation with that of alternative ecu monastic reformers; a learn of ?thelwold's starting place at Abingdon; and of his involvement with the political crises of the tenth century. ?thelwold's talents as a student are assessed via surviving Latin and outdated Englist texts, and as a instructor from the writings of his students. The scholarly paintings of his foundations is highlighted by way of an in depth research of the textual content of the Benedictional of St ?thelwold; different essays examine the track and sculpture played and produced at ?thelwold's foundations.Contributors: PATRICK WORMALD, ALAN THACKER, BARBARA YORKE, MICHAEL LAPIDGE, ANDREW PRESCOTT, MARY BERRY, ELIZABETH COATSWORTH

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Sin against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the by Thomas G. Plante Ph.D.

By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D.

Specialists from various fields subscribe to forces to teach what fuels a such a lot terrible violation of trust?€”sexual abuse via priests?€”and how the Church and church constitution play a task during this abuse. This riveting paintings contains chapters by way of a former Director of the most desirable U.S. facility treating clergy who're sexual offenders, by way of a Jesuit psychologist who authored the biggest examine of clergy sexual abusers ever accomplished, and from a Vatican Correspondent explaining the problems as noticeable by way of the Vatican. The textual content additionally comprises a gap bankruptcy by way of Michael Rezendes, a Boston Globe investigative reporter and member of the highlight staff that gained the Pulitzer Prize for breaking the tale of sexual abuse via clergy. an announcement via the administrative Director of SNAP, the nationwide help team for sufferers of clergy sexual abuse, is usually included.This is the 1st publication that gathers specialists from a number of fields to supply considerate, target views concerning what we all know approximately sexual abuse by means of clergy and what we will be able to do to resolve the matter. consciousness is given not just to mental features of either the perpetrators and sufferers, but in addition to canon legislations, clergy misconduct evaluate forums, the sexual/celibate schedule of the Church, the demanding situations for therapy amenities, and obstacles to answer that exist in the Roman Catholic Church.

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The inner voice of love by Henri J. M. Nouwen

By Henri J. M. Nouwen

This is often Henri Nouwen's "secret journal." It was once written through the such a lot tricky interval of his lifestyles, while he all of sudden misplaced his vainness, his power to reside and paintings, his experience of being enjoyed, even his desire in God. even though he skilled excruciating agony and depression, he used to be nonetheless in a position to continue a magazine within which he wrote a religious critical to himself on a daily basis that emerged from his conversations with Read more...

summary: this can be Henri Nouwen's "secret journal." It used to be written through the so much tough interval of his lifestyles, while he all at once misplaced his vanity, his power to stay and paintings, his feel of being enjoyed, even his desire in God. even supposing he skilled excruciating pain and depression, he used to be nonetheless capable of hold a magazine during which he wrote a non secular valuable to himself on a daily basis that emerged from his conversations with pals and supporters. For greater than 8 years, Henri Nouwen felt that what he wrote used to be too uncooked and personal to proportion with others. as a substitute, he released The go back of the Prodigal Son, during which he expressed the various insights won in the course of his psychological and non secular situation. yet then neighbors requested him, "Why retain your soreness hidden from the numerous those that were nurtured by way of your writing' would it not be of comfort for plenty of to grasp concerning the fierce internal conflict that lies beneath such a lot of of your religious insights'" For the numerous women and men who've to pass though the ache of damaged relationships, or who are suffering from the lack of a friend, this e-book in regards to the internal voice of affection bargains new braveness, new desire, even new existence. From the exchange Paperback version

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Mountain Sisters: From Convent to Community in Appalachia by Helen M. Lewis, Monica Apple

By Helen M. Lewis, Monica Apple

Based in 1941, The Glenmary Sisters embraced a calling to serve rural Appalachian groups the place few Catholics resided. The sisters, lots of them looking choices to the alternatives on hand to most ladies in this time, zealously pursued their tasks yet quickly turned pissed off with the foundations and regulations of the Church. outdated doctrine - even sorts of costume - made it tricky for them to have interaction with the very humans they was hoping to aid. In 1967, after many unsuccessful makes an attempt to cajole the Church to ease its necessities, a few seventy Sisters left the protection of convent existence. Over 40 of those girls shaped an earthly carrier staff, FOCIS (Federation of groups in Service). FOCIS individuals Monica Appleby and Helen Lewis show the principally untold tale of the ladies who stood as much as the Church and joined the mountain humans of their fight for social justice. Their poignant tale of the way religion, compassion, and endurance overcame hindrances to growth in Appalachia is an engaging instance of the way a collaborative and artistic studying group fosters powerful voices. Mountain Sisters is a prophetic first-person account of the heritage of yank Catholicism, the battle on poverty, and the impression of the turbulent Nineteen Sixties at the cultural and non secular groups of Appalachia.

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