The Excesses of God

The Excesses of God

... to be accomplished , The inhuman powers , the servile cunning under pressure , In a land grown old , heavy and crowded . There are happy places that fate skips ; here is not one of them ; The tides of the brute womb , the excess ...

Author: William Everson

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804714150

Category: Poetry

Page: 220

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An event of rare literary distinction, this book records the conjunction between two distinguished American poets, illuminating not only their work and their connection but also the deep strain of pantheistic mysticism in the American tradition. In 1934, William Everson came across a volume of Jeffers's poetry. In Everson's word, the power of Jeffers 'broke my own acquired agnosticism and compelled me to think of myself as a manifestly religious man. It is a power I still attest to in writing this study, a power which I continue to think of as an undiluted religious force'. It was after reading Jeffers that Everson's vocation as a poet emerged, and though they never met or corresponded, Everson has remained loyal and dedicated to Jeffers throughout his life. Everson, who published extensively under his religious name Brother Antoninus during his nearly twenty years as a Dominican lay brother, has become one of the most knowledgeable scholars and critics of Jeffers, as well as his one avowed poetic disciple. This book is written as a series of over-lapping and ever-widening meditations on Jeffers's sense of God, nature, the self, and language.
Categories: Poetry

Light in Darkness

Light in Darkness

But created things cannot attain to the perfect image of God in a single form: the cause exceeds the effect; ... The excess of God's love is displayed as it exposes itself to our problem of evil in the incarnation, suffering, ...

Author: Kelly, Anthony J., CSsR

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781587688652

Category: Religion

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Light in Darkness re-centers theology in God as the focus of the enormous efforts of research in current scholarship. It addresses the way the topic of God is treated—or not treated—in both cultural and religious circles, and even its comparative absence in church communications.
Categories: Religion

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

The idea of God does The excesses of the theological school had not begin with knowledge of itself , but only been such that the general thought , flying when an object exterior to it strongly infrom this dreary dogmatism , took refuge ...

Author: Henry Mills Alden

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510012323306

Category: American literature

Page: 952

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Harper's informs a diverse body of readers of cultural, business, political, literary and scientific affairs.
Categories: American literature

The Providence of God

The Providence of God

With Augustine, in contrast, we find a stronger historical reading of God's providential ways. ... elements in creation are made to serve God's purpose: the hangman, the brothel and the excesses of climate all make their contribution to ...

Author: David Fergusson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108563147

Category: Religion

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The concept of providence is embedded in the life and theology of the church. Its uses are frequent and varied in understandings of politics, nature, and individual life-stories. Parallels can be discerned in other faiths. In this volume, David Fergusson traces the development of providential ideas at successive periods in church history. These include the early appropriation of Stoic and Platonic ideas, the codification of providence in the Middle Ages, its foregrounding in Reformed theology, and its secular applications in the modern era. Responses to the Lisbon earthquake (1755) provide an instructive case study. Although confidence in divine providence was shaken after 1914, several models were advanced during the twentieth century. Drawing upon this diversity of approaches, Fergusson offers a chastened but constructive account for the contemporary church. Arguing for a polyphonic approach, he aims to distribute providence across all three articles of the faith.
Categories: Religion

Longing for God

Longing for God

We need to experience the reality of God in our heart to know the assurance of salvation for our life. Yet Wesley was concerned about the excesses of religious experience that were echoing back and forth across the Atlantic.

Author: Richard J. Foster

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830835270

Category: Religion

Page: 911

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Introduces key figures from Christian history Combines academic story and practical experience Offers spiritual application in each chapter Each chapter is sub-divided into smaller sections for ideal devotions Experiencing the love of God gives us a taste of his goodness, but often those moments are fleeting. Our awareness and understanding fade while our longing to experience him again increases. Here you can begin to fill that longing by developing your capacity to receive and respond to God's love. Spiritual formation is the process through which one's inner self is opened to the work of the Holy Spirit, who forms us into the image of the Son. Here Richard Foster and Gayle Beebe, both experienced leaders in spiritual formation, introduce you to people from the past who have known God deeply. Each person helps you to grasp one of the seven primary paths to intimacy with God that have been developed throughout Christian history. Written in short segments, each surrounding a key figure, Longing for God is ideal devotional reading.
Categories: Religion

Light from the lowly or Lives of persons who sanctified themselves in humble positions tr and ed by W McDonald

Light from the lowly  or  Lives of persons who sanctified themselves in humble positions  tr   and ed   by W  McDonald

Confidence in God is all very well ; but too much of it is presumption , and a kind of madness ; and surely the penance of a few days cannot cure the excesses of years . Return , return , unfortunate wretch , to your own country ...

Author: Francisco Javier Butiña

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600096369

Category:

Page: 400

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Mystical Theology and Continental Philosophy

Mystical Theology and Continental Philosophy

Interchange in the Wake of God David Lewin, Simon D. Podmore, Duane Williams ... through this philosophical idea of the excess of God's being and mutuality in a conception of love whereby it is linked to inclusiveness and abundance, ...

Author: David Lewin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317090939

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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Exploration of the interface between mystical theology and continental philosophy is a defining feature of the current intellectual and even devotional climate. But to what extent and in what depth are these disciplines actually speaking to one another; or even speaking about the same phenomena? This book draws together original contributions by leading and emerging international scholars, delineating emerging debates in this growing and dynamic field of research, and spanning mystical and philosophical traditions from the ancient, to the medieval, modern, and contemporary. At the heart of which lies Meister Eckhart, perhaps the single most influential Christian mystic for modern times. The book is organised around significant historical and contemporary figures who speak across the intersections of philosophy and theology, offering new insights into key interlocutors such as Pseudo-Dionysius, Augustine, Isaac Luria, Eckhart, Hegel, Heidegger, Marion, Kierkegaard, Deleuze, Laruelle, and Žižek. Designed both to contribute to current trends in mystical theology and philosophy, and elicit dialogue and debate from further afield, this book speaks within an emerging space exploring the retrieval of the mystical within a post-secular context.
Categories: Religion

Classical Literature

Classical Literature

The human characters feel their spirits lift with the presence of the god, just as later the Greeks experience an ... personal qualities in his willingness to moderate the excesses of other gods, taking on the role ofpeace-maker.

Author: Neil Croally

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136736629

Category: History

Page: 433

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Classical Literature: An Introduction provides a series of essays on all the major authors of Greek and Latin literature, as well as on a number of writers less often read. An introductory chapter provides information on important general topics, such as poetic metres, patronage and symposia. The literature is put in historical context, and the material is organized chronologically, but also by genre or author, as appropriate; each section or chapter has suggestions for further reading. The book ranges from Homer to the writers of the later Roman Empire, and includes a glossary, a chronology of literary and political events, and useful maps showing the origins of ancient writers. The collection will be essential for students and others who want a structured and informative introduction to the literature of the classical world.
Categories: History

Unheard Voices

Unheard Voices

The present translation shows that there is an overabundance of rain and sunlight and the farmer is angry at the excesses of both. When he prays for rain God gives him in excess. His appeal for sunlight is also answered with another ...

Author: Faqāda ʼAzaza

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000076381585

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 402

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The research that forms the basis of this book was conducted in various regions of Northern Sh'wa in Ethiopia. It focused on the collection, organisation and analysis of famine-inspired oral poetry in indigenous languages. On the premise that the history, culture, beliefs and practices of a people are found in folktales and various forms of oral literature, the special objective was to examine aspects of the famine of 1984/5, and work up an indigenous conception of the peasants? response to famine.
Categories: Literary Criticism

William George Ward and the Oxford Movement

William George Ward and the Oxford Movement

Revolting as such perversions often are though far less so than the excesses of fanaticism outside the Church - they are ... aiming at the spirit of absolute docility to God's instructions , may err by excess — and excess of docility is ...

Author: Wilfrid Philip Ward

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HX12LT

Category: Oxford movement

Page: 248

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Categories: Oxford movement