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The Book Art Identity and Devotion in Fourteenth century England
The Author Kathryn Ann Smith
The Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date2003
Genre Art
Pages 364
ISBN 0802086918
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Examines the De Lisle hours of Margaret de Beauchamp, the De Bois hours (Dubois hours) of Hawisia de Bois, and the Neville of Hornby hours of Isabel de Byron.

The Book Devotion
The Author Botho Strauss
The Publisher Northwestern University Press
Release Date1995
Genre Fiction
Pages 120
ISBN 0810113422
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Richard Schroubeck, a Berlin bookseller in his early thirties, has entered a devastating time in his life. His girlfriend, Hannah, has left him, and Richard does not know why. Introspective, egotistic, and terribly dependent, Richard is sure Hannah will return, if only because he cannot live without her. He withdraws to his apartment, pouring out his guilt and hopes into writing. For weeks he quits bathing and shaving, and takes a perverse delight in his heroic despair. Though he is certain that absolution will come when Hannah returns, he comes, in time, to realize that the constant writing has become his true devotion.

The Book Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion
The Author Stephen J. Shoemaker
The Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date2016-07-28
Genre Religion
Pages 320
ISBN 9780300219531
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: For the first time a noted historian of Christianity explores the full story of the emergence and development of the Marian cult in the early Christian centuries. The means by which Mary, mother of Jesus, came to prominence have long remained strangely overlooked despite, or perhaps because of, her centrality in Christian devotion. Gathering together fresh information from often neglected sources, including early liturgical texts and Dormition and Assumption apocrypha, Stephen Shoemaker reveals that Marian devotion played a far more vital role in the development of early Christian belief and practice than has been previously recognized, finding evidence that dates back to the latter half of the second century. Through extensive research, the author is able to provide a fascinating background to the hitherto inexplicable “explosion” of Marian devotion that historians and theologians have pondered for decades, offering a wide-ranging study that challenges many conventional beliefs surrounding the subject of Mary, Mother of God.

The Book Devotion
The Author Howard Norman
The Publisher HMH
Release Date2007-02-08
Genre Fiction
Pages 208
ISBN 0547561741
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A “striking, beautifully rendered” novel of love gone wrong, by the author of National Book Award finalist The Bird Artist (The Washington Post Book World). Devotion is an unconventional love story that begins with the recounting of an unlikely crime. Shortly after his marriage to Maggie Field, David Kozol and his father-in-law, William, came to blows on a London sidewalk. William stumbled backward into the path of a taxi, and eleven months later he is still convalescing—and begrudgingly accepting David’s assistance. Estranged from Maggie and desperate to get her back, David has taken over William’s job as caretaker of a large rural estate on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. There, he tends to the main house, his father-in-law, and the resident flock of cranky, impertinent swans. The love between him and Maggie had been instantaneous and intense, and her absence is a constant reminder of how real and enduring it is. But sometimes small things lead to big damages, and strenuous effort is required for even the chance of recovery. “Rarely has such a short novel touched on so many important truths or probed such operatic depths.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Any novel by Howard Norman is cause for celebration. . . . He demonstrates with marveling deliberation that devotion is its own romantic adventure.” —Lorrie Moore “Perhaps his best novel yet.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Book Communities of Devotion
The Author Maria Crăciun
The Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date2011
Genre History
Pages 284
ISBN 9781409431909
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Between the later middle ages and the eighteenth century, religious orders were in the vanguard of reform movements within the Christian church. Recent scholarship on medieval Europe has emphasised how mendicants exercised a significant influence on the religiosity of the laity by actually shaping their spirituality and piety. In a similar way for the early modern period, religious orders have been credited with disseminating Tridentine reform, training new clergy, gaining new converts and bringing those who had strayed back into the fold. Much about this process, however, still remains unknown, particularly with regards to east central Europe.Exploring the complex relationship between western monasticism and lay society in east central Europe across a broad chronological timeframe, this collection provides a re-examination of the level and nature of interaction between members of religious orders and the communities around them. That the studies in this collection are all located in east central Europe - Transylvania, Hungary, Austria, and Bohemia- fulfils a second key aim of the volume: the examination of clerical and lay piety in a region of Europe almost entirely ignored by western scholarship.As such the volume provides an important addition to current scholarship, showcasing fresh research on a subject and region on which little has been published in English. The volume further contributes to the reintegration of eastern and western European history, expanding the existing parameters of scholarly discourse into late medieval and early modern religious practice and piety.

The Book Religion and Devotion in Europe C 1215 C 1515
The Author Robert N. Swanson
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date1995-06-29
Genre History
Pages 377
ISBN 0521379504
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is the first one-volume survey in English of religion and devotion in Europe between 1215 and 1515. Intended primarily as a student textbook, it provides essential background for a proper appreciation of medieval Western society. Avoiding the history of institutional structures, the book concentrates on the spirituality that the medieval Church sought to promulgate and control. Its thematic structure provides accessible surveys of major themes, and addresses recent debates about key aspects of medieval Catholicism.

The Book Devotion
The Author Mike Yaconelli
The Publisher Zondervan
Release Date2004-02-01
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 80
ISBN 9780310255598
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A devotional for teens presents a New Testament story, a description of the discipleship trait it presents, a modern-day application, brief analysis, scriptural references for further reading, and questions to consider, for each of thirty days. Original.

The Book Present to my Christian friend on entire devotion to God
The Author Phoebe Palmer
The Publisher
Release Date1857
ISBN OXFORD:590750983
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Psalms for Devotion
The Author Jeanie Maxwell
The Publisher Tate Publishing
Release Date2008-01
Genre Religion
Pages 373
ISBN 9781602473607
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Even though Psalms was written thousands of years ago, it is still an encouragement for us today. In Psalms for Devotion, Author Jeanie Maxwell has written a daily devotional book that will truly be a source of inspiration and encouragement to you throughout your day. In this special book, Jeanie has taken at least one verse from every one of the 150 chapters of Psalms to write a daily meditation for thought.

The Book Places for Devotion
The Author John Buscemi
The Publisher LiturgyTrainingPublications
Release Date1993-03-01
Genre Religion
Pages 32
ISBN 0929650689
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Examines four categories of devotional art: the crucifix, the cross and risen Christ statues; images of Mary and Joseph; images of the communion of saints; and images of the parish patron saint. He discusses how these images might be embodied in contemporary forms and then included appropriately in the place for worship as icons of God's great love for women and men.--

The Book Devotion Prayers to the Gods of the Greeks
The Author Hearthstone
The Publisher
Release Date2009-11-09
Pages 168
ISBN 9780557173761
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: We all know the Greek gods. They are a part of our world, our culture. We learn about them from literature, poetry and art. We see them in movies, on television. We know them. We know that Athena loves wisdom and is the patroness of clever heroes. We know of Apollo's many tragic loves and of Dionysos' devotion to his Ariadne. We know their stories, and we know them. This book, a collection of prayers to the Greek gods written by a modern devotee, is dedicated to them. 2nd edition.

The Book Images of Cult and Devotion
The Author Søren Kaspersen
The Publisher Museum Tusculanum Press
Release Date2004
Genre Art
Pages 311
ISBN 8772899034
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Art historical writing has, in the later decades, focused strongly on the use and reception of images. The articles of this publication are devoted to two crucial concepts or functions of images in the Middle Ages and post-Reformation period: the image of cult and the image of devotion. Thereby, they undertake a new discussion of the problems raised by Erwin Panofsky in his article on the Imago Pietatis. At the same time it is the aim of the publication to present a large Nordic material to the international field of scholars.

The Book Doctrine and Devotion in Seventeenth century Poetry
The Author R. V. Young
The Publisher Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Release Date2000
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 241
ISBN 0859915697
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: English devotional poets of 17c set in a wider European and Catholic context.

The Book Household Gods
The Author Alexandra Sofroniew
The Publisher Getty Publications
Release Date2016-02-15
Genre Art
Pages 160
ISBN 9781606064566
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Daily religious devotion in the Greek and Roman worlds centered on the family and the home. Besides official worship in rural sacred areas and at temples in towns, the ancients kept household shrines with statuettes of different deities that could have a deep personal and spiritual meaning. Roman houses were often filled with images of gods. Gods and goddesses were represented in mythological paintings on walls and in decorative mosaics on floors, in bronze and marble sculptures, on ornate silver dining vessels, and on lowly clay oil lamps that lit dark rooms. Even many modest homes had one or more religious objects that were privately venerated. Ranging from the humble to the magnificent, these small objects could be fashioned in any medium from terracotta to precious metal or stone. Showcasing the collections in the Getty Villa, this book’s emphasis on the spiritual beliefs and practices of individuals promises to make the works of Greek and Roman art more accessible to readers. Compelling representations of private religious devotion, these small objects express personal ways of worshiping that are still familiar to us today. A chapter on contemporary domestic worship further enhances the relevance of these miniature sculptures for modern viewers.

The Book r Devotion as World Religion
The Author Jacob Kẹhinde Olupona
The Publisher Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date2008
Genre History
Pages 609
ISBN 0299224643
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: As the twenty-first century begins, tens of millions of people participate in devotions to the spirits called Òrìsà. This book explores the emergence of Òrìsà devotion as a world religion, one of the most remarkable and compelling developments in the history of the human religious quest. Originating among the Yorùbá people of West Africa, the varied traditions that comprise Òrìsà devotion are today found in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The African spirit proved remarkably resilient in the face of the transatlantic slave trade, inspiring the perseverance of African religion wherever its adherents settled in the New World. Among the most significant manifestations of this spirit, Yorùbá religious culture persisted, adapted, and even flourished in the Americas, especially in Brazil and Cuba, where it thrives as Candomblé and Lukumi/Santería, respectively. After the end of slavery in the Americas, the free migrations of Latin American and African practitioners has further spread the religion to places like New York City and Miami. Thousands of African Americans have turned to the religion of their ancestors, as have many other spiritual seekers who are not themselves of African descent. Ifá divination in Nigeria, Candomblé funerary chants in Brazil, the role of music in Yorùbá revivalism in the United States, gender and representational authority in Yorùbá religious culture--these are among the many subjects discussed here by experts from around the world. Approaching Òrìsà devotion from diverse vantage points, their collective effort makes this one of the most authoritative texts on Yorùbá religion and a groundbreaking book that heralds this rich, complex, and variegated tradition as one of the world's great religions.

The Book Violence and Belief in Late Antiquity
The Author Thomas Sizgorich
The Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date2009
Genre History
Pages 398
ISBN 0812241134
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In Violence and Belief in Late Antiquity, Thomas Sizgorich seeks to understand why and how violent expressions of religious devotion became central to the self-understandings of both Christian and Muslim communities between the fourth and ninth centuries. Sizgorich argues that the cultivation of violent martyrdom as a path to holiness was in no way particular to Islam; rather, it emerged from a matrix put into place by the Christians of late antiquity. Paying close attention to the role of memory and narrative in the formation of individual and communal selves, Sizgorich identifies a common pool of late ancient narrative forms upon which both Christian and Muslim communities drew. In the process of recollecting the past, Sizgorich explains, Christian and Muslim communities alike elaborated iterations of Christianity or Islam that demanded of each believer a willingness to endure or inflict violence on God's behalf and thereby created militant local pieties that claimed to represent the one "real" Christianity or the only "pure" form of Islam. These militant communities used a shared system of signs, symbols, and stories, stories in which the faithful manifested their purity in conflict with the imperial powers of the world.

The Book Introduction to Mary
The Author Mark I. Miravalle
The Publisher Mark I. Miravalle, S.T.D.
Release Date2006
Genre Religion
Pages 193
ISBN 9781882972067
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Introduction to Mary, offers us the opportunity to experience the truth about the person of Mary, our Spiritual Mother, through learning about Marian doctrine and devotion. Also offers answers to ten of the more common objections to Mary. Written by a Professor of Theology and Mariology at Franciscan University at Steubenville. Imprimatur.

The Book Objects of Special Devotion
The Author Ray Broadus Browne
The Publisher Popular Press
Release Date1982
Genre Social Science
Pages 364
ISBN 087972191X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book demonstrates the importance of the study of fetishes and fetishism in the study of popular culture. Some of the essays cover rather "conventional" manifestations in the world today; others demonstrate the fetishistic qualities of some unusual items. But all illustrate without any doubt that, like the icon, the ritual, and many other items in society, fetishes, fetishism and fetishists must be studied and understood before we can begin to understand the complexity of present-day society.

The Book The Theater of Devotion
The Author Gail McMurray Gibson
The Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date1989
Genre Drama
Pages 252
ISBN 0226291022
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In this interdisciplinary study of drama, arts, and spirituality, Gail Gibson provides a provocative reappraisal of fifteenth-century English theater through a detailed portrait of the flourishing cultures of Suffolk and Norfolk. By emphasizing the importance of the Incarnation of Christ as a model and justification for late medieval drama and art, Gibson challenges currently held views of the secularization of late medieval culture.

The Book Designed for Devotion
The Author Dianne Neal Matthews
The Publisher Baker Books
Release Date2012-09-01
Genre Religion
Pages 384
ISBN 9781441238979
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Devotionals are designed to bring the reader into a more intimate relationship with God. Dianne Neal Matthews knows no better way for believers to know God more intimately than to immerse themselves in his Word. To that end, her new daily devotional combines fascinating historical background information about the Bible with practical application that readers can implement in their lives each day. She guides readers on a journey through the Bible from beginning to end, highlighting major events, characters, and stories, as well as difficult issues and topics (such as the concept of theophany, God's instructions to the Israelites to show no mercy as they entered the Promised Land, and what seems at first glance to be discrepancies between the Gospels). Readers new to Bible study or those who long to learn more will appreciate the background information Matthews provides, as well as the way she shows how the Scriptures fit together to form a cohesive work. This is the perfect devotional for anyone who desires to go deeper into the Scriptures as they deepen their relationship with God.