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In Search Of Mary Magdalene

Author : Diane Apostolos-Cappadona
ISBN : UOM:39015057654918
Genre : Religion
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Examines the multiple personae of Mary Magdalene illustrated throughout the canon of Western art.

In Search Of Mary

Author : Sally Cunneen
ISBN : 9780307775610
Genre : Religion
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Mary--relic of the religious past or beacon of the future? Mary is more alive today than she was in the early Christian church, surfacing in art and worship in almost every culture on earth. Her appeal bridges the gap between the devotional and the secular, the uneducated and the sophisticated. But who is Mary and what exactly does she symbolize? How did a humble Jewish girl become the most honored woman in human history? Why is there so little about Mary in the Bible and so much about her in the art and history of Christianity, East and West? And why, in an age dominated by science and technology, does devotion to Mary persist? In Search of Mary is Sally Cunneen's provocative response to these questions. As Cunneen eloquently points out, in order to see Mary whole, it is important to look at all the different visions and versions of her, revisiting history through the eyes of a present day searcher. Including the latest findings by historians, anthropologists, and psychologists, as well as art historians and religious scholars, In Search of Mary reveals what we know about the life of Mary, follows the history and development of her image over the last two thousand years, and explores the different ways that Mary has transformed the lives of people today. As we struggle for greater unity in a divided world, In Search of Mary shows us a woman who can touch all people, regardless of their backgrounds. She is a profound reminder of the presence of the holy in ordinary life.

In Search Of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

Author : Fiona Sampson
ISBN : 9781782831952
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'If we get another literary biography in 2018 as astute and feelingful as this one, we shall be lucky.' - John Carey, Sunday Times Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged sixteen, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move across Britain and Europe, as she coped with debt, infidelity and the deaths of three children, before early widowhood changed her life forever. Most astonishingly, it was while she was still a teenager that Mary composed her canonical novel Frankenstein, creating two of our most enduring archetypes today. The life story is well-known. But who was the woman who lived it? She's left plenty of evidence, and in this fascinating dialogue with the past, Fiona Sampson sifts through letters, diaries and records to find the real woman behind the story. She uncovers a complex, generous character - friend, intellectual, lover and mother - trying to fulfil her own passionate commitment to writing at a time when to be a woman writer was an extraordinary and costly anomaly. Published for the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, this is a major new work of biography by a prize-winning writer and poet.

In Search Of Mary Shelley The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

Author : Fiona Sampson
ISBN : 9781681778211
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein in 1818, a prize-winning poet delivers a major new biography of Mary Shelley—as she has never been seen before. We know the facts of Mary Shelley’s life in some detail—the death of her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, within days of her birth; the upbringing in the house of her father, William Godwin, in a house full of radical thinkers, poets, philosophers, and writers; her elopement, at the age of seventeen, with Percy Shelley; the years of peripatetic travel across Europe that followed. But there has been no literary biography written this century, and previous books have ignored the real person—what she actually thought and felt and why she did what she did—despite the fact that Mary and her group of second-generation Romantics were extremely interested in the psychological aspect of life. In this probing narrative, Fiona Sampson pursues Mary Shelley through her turbulent life, much as Victor Frankenstein tracked his monster across the arctic wastes. Sampson has written a book that finally answers the question of how it was that a nineteen-year-old came to write a novel so dark, mysterious, anguished, and psychologically astute that it continues to resonate two centuries later. No previous biographer has ever truly considered this question, let alone answered it.

In Search Of Self

Author : Mary Ann Bachman Kollenberg
ISBN : 9781480816688
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Author Mary Ann Bachman Kollenberg has always had a lust for adventure, and that lust has taken her all over the world. One of her dreams was to serve in the US Peace Corps. In 1992, at the age of fifty-eight, that became a reality. Kollenberg spent two years on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean where she helped preserve the environment while keeping tourism alive. Through In Search of Self, Kollenberg shares a collection of letters and journal entries written to family and friends during her two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Dominica. With photos included, this memoir documents her many and varied experiences. She narrates stories of her interactions with her homestay family and the island’s inhabitants as well as descriptions of the culture, the food, the beautiful island setting, and the work she did on behalf of the small country. In Search of Self provides insight into the feelings and emotions experienced by a Peace Corps volunteer during her service, and it offers a look at the beauty and culture of one small Caribbean island.

In Search Of Human Nature

Author : Mary E. Clark
ISBN : 9781134447695
Genre : Philosophy
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Human Nature offers a wide-ranging and holistic view of human nature from all perspectives: scientific, historical, and sociological. Mary Clark takes the most recent data from a dozen or more fields, and works it together with clarifying anecdotes and thought-provoking images to challenge conventional Western beliefs with hopeful new insights. Balancing the theories of cutting-edge neuroscience with the insights of primitive mythologies, Mary Clark provides down-to-earth suggestions for peacefully resolving global problems. Human Nature builds up a coherent, and above all positive, picture of who we really are.

In Search Of Charm

Author : Mary Young
ISBN : 0340040327
Genre : Beauty, Personal
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Search Of Mary Katherine Mulloy

Author : Carol Bolton
ISBN : 0525663924
Genre : Famines
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Follows the adventures of an Irish girl who, after experiencing the horrors of Ireland's potato famine, arrives in New York in search of her sweetheart only to find he has left for the California gold fields.

Searching For Mary Poppins

Author : Susan Davis
ISBN : 144062898X
Genre : Family & Relationships
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With wit, sensitivity, and unflinching honesty, Searching for Mary Poppins brings together twenty-five of today’s leading woman writers—including Marisa de los Santos, Susan Cheever, Joyce Maynard, and Jacquelyn Mitchard—to explore the emotional minefield of mother-nanny relationships. From Daphne Merkin on the challenges of hiring a nanny after having been raised by one to Lauren Slater on her regret at having “given her mothering away,” the collection’s stunningly original pieces offer rare insight into the complex issues that emerge when a mother turns the care of her child over to a stranger. Raising questions that reach beyond money, race, class, and gender into the darkest areas of love and fear that a mother feels, this book ultimately provides hope, solace, and welcome perspective on this unique relationship.

Searching For Mary Among The Daughters Of The King

Author : Cleta M. Flynn
ISBN : 9781435705784
Genre : Religion
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A Historical Search for Mary among the royal house of Israel and the Judean Queen Mariamnes, comparing the New Testament story of Mary and her son Jesus who died with the sign "King of the Jews" over his head with the royal Mariamnes in the works of Josephus the contemporary Jewish Historian.

The Last Man

Author : Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
ISBN : 9781427020215
Genre : Fiction
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The last man by Mary Shelley marks the beginning of a new genre in the field of literature, the post-apocalyptic fiction. Set in the 21st century, this novel is the premonition of a dark future, where a deadly plague brings an end to human civilization. An immaculate amalgamation of subtle romance, destructive wars and a catastrophic plague. Absolutely engrossing!

The Wind Cries Mary

Author : Erika Grey
ISBN : 9780979019913
Genre : True Crime
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On May 27, 1969 in the sleepy power town of New Canaan, Connecticut, ten-year-old Mary Mount, the daughter of an IBM research scientist was abducted and murdered. Several persons including serial killers became suspects. A year and a half after Mary's abduction and murder, John Rice, a 17-year-old honor student and Boy Scout in New Canaan, brutally murdered four members of his family. Rice became another suspect in Mary Mount's murder. Rice found not guilty of the murders of his family by reason of insanity was released back into society after spending only five years at Connecticut's Whiting Institute for the criminally insane. The Wind Cries Mary reveals more shocking twists to the story and enlists Criminal Profiler Greg Cooper for his expert analysis concerning Mary Mount's killer and the possibility of John Rice as her murderer.

Mary Magdalene In Medieval Culture

Author : Peter Loewen
ISBN : 9781135081928
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This innovative and multidisciplinary collection visits representations and interpretations of Mary Magdalene in the medieval and early modern periods, questioning major scholarly assumptions behind the examination of female saints and their depictions in medieval artworks, literature, and music. Mary Magdalene’s many and various characterizations from reformed prostitute to conversion-figure to devotee of Christ to "apostle to the apostles" to spiritual advisor to the Prince of Marseilles to hermit in the desert, to list just a few examples, mean that the many conflicted representations of Mary Magdalene apply to a staggering variety of cultural material, including art, liturgy, music, literature, theology, hagiography, and the historical record. Furthermore, Mary Magdalene has grown into an extremely popular and controversial figure due to recent books and movies concerning her, and due to a groundswell of general speculation concerning her relationship to Jesus: was she his acquaintance, follower, companion, wife, family-member, or lover? This volume employs a broad spectrum of theoretical methodologies in order to present poststructuralist, postcolonial, postmodernist, hagiographic, and feminist readings of the figure of Mary Magdalene, addressing and interrogating her conflicting roles and the precise relationship between her sacred and secular representations.

Spiritual Writings On Mary

Author : Mary Ford-Grabowsky
ISBN : 9781594730016
Genre : Religion
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This text explores a collection of writings on Mary, the mother of Jesus, dating from the time of the Hebrew Bible prophecies to the present. Sacred poems, prayers, hymns and songs, scriptural passages, and prose pieces illustrative of the unbroken river of reflection, devotion, and love that Mary inspires.

The Image Of Guadalupe

Author : Jody Brant Smith
ISBN : 0865544212
Genre : Religion
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The world-renowned Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe has mystified and evoked the adoration of millions since its first appearance in Mexico City in 1531. The origin of the Image has baffled believer and skeptic alike. In his unparallelled examination of the Guadalupe mystery, Professor Jody Brant Smith, equally sensitive to the demands of objectivity and reverence, diligently applies current techniques of scientific and historical scrutiny like that used in investigating the Shroud of Turin to determine if the Image is attributable to myth or miracle. Here he continues his discussion of the enigmatic origin and history of the Image and offers new insight from his career-long exploration of the Guadalupan mystery.

Search For The Passengers Of The Mary John 1630

Author : Burton W. Spear
ISBN : WISC:89065268500
Genre : Reference
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Searching For Mary Foster

Author : Patricia Lee Masters
ISBN : 0976459450
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Searching for Mary Foster is an important book that returns to public memory the legacy of a largely forgotten woman who was instrumental in establishing Japanese Buddhism in Hawaii and whose philanthropic generosity impacted the lives of many. In part biography, in part the story of unraveling the mystery that surrounds the life of Mary Foster, the author¿s own pilgrimage around the world is vividly woven through the book, inviting the reader in on the journey of piecing together this intriguing story via fragments uncovered in temples, archives, even hospitals. This gives the book a freshness and originality and a must read.

In Search Of Butch Cassidy

Author : Larry Pointer
ISBN : 9780806187204
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Who was Butch Cassidy? He was born Robert LeRoy Parker in 1866 in Utah. And, as everyone knows, after years of operating with a sometime gang of outlaws known as the Wild Bunch, he and the Sundance Kid escaped to South America, only to die in a 1908 shootout with a Bolivian cavalry troop. But did he die? Some say that he didn’t die in Bolivia, but returned to live out a quiet life in Spokane, Washington where he died peacefully in 1937. In interviews with the author, scores of his friends and relatives and their descendants in Wyoming, Utah, and Washington concurred, claiming that Butch Cassidy had returned from Bolivia and lived out the remainder of his life in Spokane under the alias William T. Phillips. In 1934 William T. Phillips wrote an unpublished manuscript, an (auto) biography of Butch Cassidy, “The Bandit Invincible, the Story of Butch Cassidy.” Larry Pointer, marshalling an overwhelming amount of evidence, is convinced that William T. Phillips and Butch Cassidy were the same man. The details of his life, though not ending spectacularly in a Bolivian shootout, are more fascinating than the until-now accepted version of the outlaw’s life. There was a shootout with the Bolivian cavalry, but, according to Butch (Phillips), he was able to escape under the cover of darkness, sadly leaving behind his longtime friend, the Sundance Kid, dead. Then came Paris, a minor bit of facelifting, Michigan, marriage, Arizona, Mexico with perhaps a tour as a sharpshooter for Pancho Villa, Alaska, and at last the life of a businessman in Spokane. In between there were some quiet return trips to visit old friends and haunts in Wyoming and Utah. The author, with the invaluable help of Cassidy’s autobiography, has pieced together the full and final story of a remarkable outlaw—from his Utah Mormon origins, through his escapades of banditry and his escape to South America, to his self-rehabilitation as William T. Phillips, a productive and respected member of society.

In Search Of The Republican Party

Author : Cleo E. Brown
ISBN : 9781469193205
Genre : Fiction
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Although Slavery in The United States ended with the end of The Civil War, a new type of bondage developed to reinforce the old status quo and the caste order. Consequently, freedom did not truly occur in The United States until after the work of Civil Rights Activist, DR. Martin Luther King Jr., had been fi rmly entrenched with-in the society. Reinforcing the values of The Civil Rights Movement was the election to The Presidency of Barak Obama. The irony of the Barak Obama win, however, is that Barak Obama is a Democrat. For from 1848 to the present day The Republican Party has been the political home of most prominent minorities in The United States. The values of The Civil Rights Movement have always been the values of The Republican Party. The biographies, therefore, within In Search of The Republican Party, are an attempt to recreate the role of The Republican Party in securing Freedom, Liberty, Human Rights, and Constitutional Guarantees for the minorities.

Women In The Qur An Traditions And Interpretation

Author : Barbara Freyer Stowasser
ISBN : 9780199879694
Genre : Religion
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Islamic ideas about women and their role in society spark considerable debate both in the Western world and in the Islamic world itself. Despite the popular attention surrounding Middle Eastern attitudes toward women, there has been little systematic study of the statements regarding women in the Qur'an. Stowasser fills the void with this study on the women of Islamic sacred history. By telling their stories in Qur'an and interpretation, she introduces Islamic doctrine and its past and present socio-economic and political applications. Stowasser establishes the link between the female figure as cultural symbol, and Islamic self-perceptions from the beginning to the present time.

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