This volume provides a biographical and intellectual context to Gregory the Great, and new translations of his most influential writings.
This comprehensive and authoritative second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated line-by-line, and contains several new sections dealing for instance with the new evidence provided by recent finds like the Staffordshire Treasure and the widespread effects of the plague. As well as a completely new bibliographical essay, The Roman Empire Divided now also includes six maps and an expanded selection of illustrations fully integrated in the text.
Closer to home, the book considers the ability of the Roman church to gain access to wealth, retain it in difficult times, and disburse it in ways that enhanced its authority. Author John Moorhead evaluates patterns in the recruitment of popes and what these suggest about the background of those who came to papal office. Structured around a narrative of the papacy’s history from the accession of Leo the Great to the death of Zacharias II, the book does more than tell what happened between these years, applying new approaches in intellectual, cultural, and social history to provide a uniquely deep and holistic study of the period.
The night before I got the phone call that wound me up down at Cape Kennedy doing more blasting off than Apollo 18, I was celebrating. With Pat. We celebrated in bed.
It was late December, 1970, and I had just made my mark in the real estate business. I sold the Ringer man property on South Market Street. Three thousand bucks commission. I sure needed it. I hadn't made a sale all month and the rent and the car payment were both due. Also the car insurance, and the important part: there was only one beer left in the refrigerator.
After a brief stop at the package store, I went straight home to call up Pat to tome celebrate with me.
"Good evening madam," I said when she answered. "This is the Kinsey Institute calling, Doctor Michael Milford here. We need your help with our important scientific research. Please tell us how long it's been since you had any."
She smothered her giggle. "If I do, Doctor Milford, you won't like it!"
God, I thought, what a voice. Reminded a guy of things like pillows and sheets and squeaking springs and aromatic candles and the smell of come.
"Sorry Pat," I said, "I won't ask. Listen, I made one hell of a sale today, and I'm loaded."
"Your speech doesn't sound too slurred."
"I mean loaded with bread," I told her. "The other part comes later. Want to join me in an expensive dinner someplace?"
"I'm sorry, I do not accept dinner dates for the same evening. However, I will make an exception in the interests of the Kinsey Institute. And congratulations. When are you coming by?"
We agreed on that, and I hung up and got ready.
A little later, over an expensive dinner and some drinks, I told her about the Ringerman sale. She was impressed. Also beautiful. One of those tiny bouncy girls, like a doll. And dolls are to be undressed.
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In the 19th century American Protestants firmly believed that when progress had run its course, there would be a Second Coming of Christ, the world would come to a supernatural End, and the predictions in the Apocalypse would come to pass. During the years covered in James Moorhead’s study, however, moderate and liberal mainstream Protestants transformed this postmillennialism into a hope that this world would be the scene for limitless spiritual improvement and temporal progress. The sense of an End vanished with the arrival of the new millennium.
So here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you know me. I was twenty-four years old then, and had a job that paid fifty-seven dollars a week as a kind of secretary at a private juvenile correctional facility for teenage boys. I think of it now as what it really was for all intents and purposes—a prison for boys. I will call it Moorehead. Delvin Moorehead was a terrible landlord I had years later, and so to use his name for such a place feels appropriate. In a week, I would run away from home and never go back.
This is the story of how I disappeared.
The Christmas season offers little cheer for Eileen Dunlop, an unassuming yet disturbed young woman trapped between her role as her alcoholic father’s caretaker in a home whose squalor is the talk of the neighborhood and a day job as a secretary at the boys’ prison, filled with its own quotidian horrors. Consumed by resentment and self-loathing, Eileen tempers her dreary days with perverse fantasies and dreams of escaping to the big city. In the meantime, she fills her nights and weekends with shoplifting, stalking a buff prison guard named Randy, and cleaning up her increasingly deranged father’s messes. When the bright, beautiful, and cheery Rebecca Saint John arrives on the scene as the new counselor at Moorehead, Eileen is enchanted and proves unable to resist what appears at first to be a miraculously budding friendship. In a Hitchcockian twist, her affection for Rebecca ultimately pulls her into complicity in a crime that surpasses her wildest imaginings.
Played out against the snowy landscape of coastal New England in the days leading up to Christmas, young Eileen’s story is told from the gimlet-eyed perspective of the now much older narrator. Creepy, mesmerizing, and sublimely funny, in the tradition of Shirley Jackson and early Vladimir Nabokov, this powerful debut novel enthralls and shocks, and introduces one of the most original new voices in contemporary literature.
From the Hardcover edition.
Recuerda este nombre: Eileen.
La Navidad ofrece muy poco a Eileen Dunlop, una chica modesta y perturbada atrapada entre su papel de cuidadora de un padre alcohólico y su empleo administrativo en Moorehead, un correccional de menores cargado de horrores cotidianos. Eileen templa sus tristes días con fantasías perversas y sueña con huir a una gran ciudad. Mientras tanto, llena sus noches con pequeños hurtos en la tienda local, espiando a Randy, un ingenuo y musculoso guardia del reformatorio, y limpiando los desastres que su padre deja en casa.
Cuando la brillante, guapa y alegre Rebecca Saint John hace su aparición como nueva directora educativa de Moorehead, Eileen es incapaz de resistirse a esa milagrosa e incipiente amistad. Pero en un giro digno de Hitchcock, el cariño de Eileen por Rebecca la convierte en cómplice de un crimen.
* Ganadora del prestigioso Premio PEN/Hemingway al mejor debut literario, nominado al Man Booker Prize 2016 y uno de los mejores libros del año.
* Elegida como una de las mejores novelistas jóvenes de Estados Unidos por la revista Granta.
«Si Jim Thompson se casara con Patricia Highsmith (imaginen el hogar) podrían haber conspirado juntos para imaginar algo como Eileen. Es más negra que el negro y fría como un témpano. Una narración brillante y terriblemente divertida.»
«Una de las nuevas voces más virtuosas de los últimos años. Su prosa es asombrosa, ingeniosa y electrizante.»
«Eileen es una obra extraordinaria, siempre oscura y sorprendente, por momentos desagradable y en ocasiones hilarante. Confíen en mí: nunca han leído algo remotamente parecido.»
Patrick Anderson, Washington Post
«Su protagonista es todo menos común: es vivaz y humana. Una novela cautivadora. Moshfegh escribe frases hermosas. Una tras otra se despliegan, juguetonas, escandalosas, inteligentes, morbosas, ingeniosas y mordaces.»
Lily King, New York Times Book Review
«Moshfegh trabaja como una maga que insta a la expectativa.»
Kevin Rabalais, The Sydney Morning Herald
«Eileen enciende la relación simbiótica entre el amor y el odio, la esperanza y el engaño, y, para el lector, entre la repulsión y el enganche absoluto.»
Boris Kachka, New York Magazine
«Una descendiente de Nathaniel Hawthorne y Raymond Carver, Moshfegh transforma el veneno en algo embriagador.»
«Una novela de debut con un propósito macabro. Hay un radicalismo punk en su representación de una joven mujer tímida y, al mismo tiempo, grotesca y perversa.»
The New Yorker
«Una joven escritora que ya posee una visión muy perspicaz de los callejones más oscuros de la psique humana.»
Sam Sacks, Wall Street Journal
«La heroína de Moshfegh posee el fraseo hipnótico del Humbert Humbert de Lolita y la mirada sin párpados del Hannibal Lecter de El silencio de los corderos... Otessa Moshfegh es ya la next great thing de la literatura norteamericana. ¿Contrapartes en español? Sara Mesa, Mariana Enríquez o Elvira Navarro. Todas descendientes de hembras extrañas como Silvina Ocampo, Joy Williams y Sylvia Plath.»
Rodrigo Fresán, Vanity Fair
More often than not, it’s a detour, one that can leave you feeling temporarily stalled and slowed down. Which nobody likes. But detours are necessary if any improvements are going to be made on the paths we travel. Or if any wreck is going to be cleaned up or a hazard avoided. Detours are designed for our own good, regardless of how we view or feel about them.
Detours are a good thing that often feels bad.
Tony knows a thing or two about detours, and one of the things he knows for certain is that God works through detours to bring about His blessing. To deliver you to the place He has created just for you. Yet what we often do is try as hard as we can to work our own way to the circumstances we believe are best for us.
Using examples from the life of Joseph, Tony will leave readers with answers to the following questions:
How do you find the destiny God has designed for your life?How can you make the most of the detours God has planned for you?Is there a way to shorten a detour and speed up your progression in life?What is the purpose of a detour?
Princeton's story is uniquely intertwined with American religious and cultural history, the history of theological education, the Presbyterian church, and conceptions of ministry in general. Thus, this volume will interest not only those with links to Princeton but also historians of religion, Presbyterians, leaders within seminaries and Christian colleges, and all who are interested in the history of Christian thought in America.
Three hundred years later, the Carawak are gone, St. Renard is carpeted with banana plantations and sugarcane fields, and Tripoli himself is remembered only through his grandson, founder of New Hampshire's Tripoli College, which maintains a branch campus on the island. The college, never prosperous, has been forced to enter into a coercive financial relationship with snack food giant Big Anna® Brands, the same corporation that controls most of the land on St. Renard. Big Anna® deposes the college president, uses students and faculty as test subjects for a "dietary and mood additive" called Malpraxalin®, and hijacks the St. Renard campus for a "field studies" program.
At the heart of this twisted satire are two souls in transition. Bill Brees is a grandfatherly dean, "undercover" as a Tripoli freshman, and bemused by how things have changed since his undergrad days. Maggie Bell is an African-American student, startled into the realization that nothing really changes at all. When these unlikely friends both elect to spend their spring semesters in the Caribbean, they will see a side of Big Anna® even uglier than they could have imagined.
The Ghost Apple develops through a varied and colorful collection of documents, including tourism pamphlets, blog posts, slave narratives, and personal correspondence. Slowly these texts reveal the extent of Tripoli's current crisis, and highlight those historical crises in the midst of which the college--and the nation--were founded.
Caulfield, Shield #911-NYPD tells of Caulfield’s working first job at a grocery store at age ten, attending Catholic school, playing basketball at Rice High School, earning a basketball scholarship at Wake Forest College, being drafted into the army, and gaining his police shield—#911—in 1953.
It also details his experiences as an NYPD detective when assigned to its elite Bureau of Special Services and Investigations unit, whose prime mandate involved guarding visiting heads of state. In 1969, Caulfield took a leave of absence and joined the White House staff as staff assistant to President Richard Nixon; during that time, he coordinated more than ninety-three investigations. When Watergate occurred, Caulfield was serving as assistant director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms unit that investigated extremist groups in the United States. He testified before the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973.
In Caulfield, Shield #911-NYPD, Caulfield offers unique insight into the levels of the world security events in NYPD and the White House.
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Doniphan's Expedition follows the regiment on its grueling 850-mile march from Fort Leavenworth, present-day Kansas, along the Santa Fe Trail, to invade Mexico. Along the way, Hughes observes and describes in impressive detail the discipline, morale, and effectiveness of the civilian soldiers encountering hardships on the rough plains and deserts. He gives their impressions of Santa Fe and offers valuable insight into the military occupation of that city. As significant cultural history, this account also chronicles the fears and prejudices of the soldiers meeting a seemingly strange people in a strange land. Furthermore, Hughes provides an excellent first-hand account of the two battles of the expedition: the Battle of Brazito and the Battle of Sacramento.
First published in 1847, Doniphan's Expedition is now once again made available, with a new foreword by Joseph G. Dawson III, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Mexican War. General readers will find this book to be an enthralling examination of another time and place in U.S. and Mexican military and cultural history. Historians will rediscover a significant contribution to Mexican War literature.
Seasoned pastor and practical theologian John Stewart presents and explains five biblically mandated, foundational practices for being and nurturing the church: fellowship, discipleship, witness, service, and worship. Stewart argues that these five practices are normative, indispensable, and doable for congregations that seek to remain faithful to their risen Lord, and he offers memorable, achievable models of ways they are already being used in current mainline congregations.