Spirituality

Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe

Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe
$25.00

Generation Anthropocene. Storms of My Grandchildren. Our Children's Trust. Why do these and other attempts to imagine the planet's uncertain future return us--again and again--to the image of the child? In The Child to Come, Rebekah Sheldon demonstrates the pervasive conjunction of the imperiled child and the threatened Earth and blisteringly critiques the logic of catastrophe that serves as its motive and its method.

Sheldon explores representations of this perilous future and the new figurations of the child that have arisen in response to it. Analyzing catastrophe discourse from the 1960s to the present--books by Joanna Russ, Margaret Atwood, and Cormac McCarthy; films and television series including Southland Tales, Battlestar Galactica, and Children of Men; and popular environmentalism--Sheldon finds the child standing in the place of the human species, coordinating its safe passage into the future through the promise of one more generation. Yet, she contends, the child figure emerges bound to the very forces of nonhuman vitality he was forged to contain.

Bringing together queer theory, ecocriticism, and science studies, The Child to Come draws on and extends arguments in childhood studies about the interweaving of the child with the life sciences. Sheldon reveals that neither life nor the child are what they used to be. Under pressure from ecological change, artificial reproductive technology, genetic engineering, and the neoliberalization of the economy, the queerly human child signals something new: the biopolitics of reproduction. By promising the pliability of the body's vitality, the pregnant woman and the sacred child have become the paradigmatic figures for twenty-first century biopolitics.

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9780816689880
Publication Date: 
2016-11-01
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Children of the Alley

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$16.00
The tumultuous alley of this rich and intricate novel (first published in Arabic in 1959) is inhabited by a delightful Egyptian family, but is also the setting for a second, hidden, and more daring narrative: the spiritual history of humankind. The men and women of a modern Cairo neighborood unwittingly reenact the lives of their holy ancestors: from the feudal lord who disowns one son for diabolical pride and puts another to the test, to the savior of a succeeding generation who frees his people from bondage. This powerful novel confirms again the richness and variety of Mahfouz's storytelling and his status as "the single most important writer in modern Arabic literature" (Newsweek).
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9780385264730
Publication Date: 
1996-10-18
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CHRIST ALL MERCIFUL

CHRIST ALL MERCIFUL
$20.00
While eighteen beautiful, glowing icons lead us to see God face to face, the accompanying reflections call us to become this image of God, to put on the new life of Christ.

As they have throughout the centuries, icons lead us, teach us, inspire us, and draw us into the presence of God. In the words of Megan McKenna, "The icon is a way for the friends of Christ to share in his mysteries, in the sacraments, and to come to know the Father as Jesus knew him in the flesh. . . . Each icon reveals a different facet of who Jesus is and what he has done in creation."

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9781570754494
Publication Date: 
2002-09-01
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CHRIST MY COMPANION: MEDITATIONS ON THE PRAYER OF ST PATRICK

CHRIST MY COMPANION: MEDITATIONS ON THE PRAYER OF ST PATRICK
$13.99
In the much beloved 'St. Patrick's Prayer', the patron saint of Ireland passionately invokes the ways Christ is present to us. Inspired by this litany, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre shares her contemporary reflections on St. Patrick's ancient, yet timeless, prayer.
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9780801071591
Publication Date: 
2008-07-01
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CHRISTIAN HANDBOOK

CHRISTIAN HANDBOOK
$14.99
This is a witty reminder for Christians of the importance of humour and living a committed Christian life. It conveys timeless biblical truths alongside tips for surviving everyday life situations with the help of illustrations, diagrams and maps. Chapter headings include: How to Get Your Family to Church on Sunday Morning, How to Identify An Angel, The Top 10 Bible Villains and The Seven Funniest Bible Stories.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806652597
Publication Date: 
2005-10-13
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Christian Spirituality for Seekers: Reflections on the Spiritual Exercises of Ig

Christian Spirituality for Seekers: Reflections on the Spiritual Exercises of Ig
$27.00
The 'Spiritual Exercises' of Ignatius Loyola, composed in the 16th century, consist of a sequence of meditations on the life of Jesus aimed at promoting spiritual depth and discernment about how to live. In this work, Haight has set out to open this classic work to an audience encompassing all spiritual seekers.
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9781570759871
Publication Date: 
2012-10-01
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Christmas Calligraphy Card

$1.50
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CALLIGRAPY CARD
Publication Date: 
2011-07-12
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CHRISTMAS CLASSIC

CHRISTMAS CLASSIC
$24.99
An Annual of Christmas Literature and Art, the Christmas annual of the former Augsburg Publishing House, brought together the sacred Christmas story and the customs and traditions of the season. For thousands, Christmas had been a cherished tradition, expressing the joyous Yuletide message through articles, stories, poems, music, and art -- both classical and contemporary.In the years since that first edition, Christmas won numerous awards and captured the admiration of readers around the world. Notables such as Norman Rockwell, Winston Churchill, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and European royalty wrote to express their appreciation.In this volume, all the best passages -- from more than sixty years -- are gathered. This special edition is sure to become a collector's item.Inside this collection you'll find articles by Alvin N. Rogness and Jon Hassler, a heartwarming poem by Melva Rorem, an astronomer's view of the Star of Bethlehem, a feature on The Boys Choir of Harlem -- a New York City institution now capturing worldwide attention -- and much more. Full-color artwork accompanies each story.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806689913
Publication Date: 
1999-10-30
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Christmas Countdown: Creating 25 Days of New Advent Traditions for Families

Christmas Countdown: Creating 25 Days of New Advent Traditions for Families
$15.99

Create new family traditions for Advent!

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9781557256980
Publication Date: 
2010-10-01
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Christmas Eve Celebration: A Dialogue

Christmas Eve Celebration: A Dialogue
$18.00
Description: This book is about the meanings of Christmas. It makes for a fine Christmas present--written in popular, poetic style--and is a literary classic. This little dialogue shared by women, men and children on Christmas Eve is the jewel in the crown of Schleiermacher's theological writings. It features celebrations among close friends in a traditionally decorated home--stories told by four women, doctrinal interpretations offered by four men. All these events are shared in dialogue, accompanied by singing, activities, and expressions of two young children, and exchange of homemade gifts. Beautifully written and full of evocative images, it is in effect a drama, lending itself to being read aloud. For the first time the two original German editions (1806 and 1826) can be handily compared, though without interrupting smooth reading of the final edition from start to finish. It will serve as a brief piece for reflection by students from high school through graduate school. Endorsements: ""In this updated translation, we see Schleiermacher's relational sensibility in vivid color, the characters breathing with joy and life as they each contribute to what amounts to a discourse on Christian love. Tice's expertise as a translator makes the reading smooth and accessible, and his introduction and critical notes provide helpful references and commentary for readers looking for further depth. This edition is surely to become the standard, placing us in debt to Tice once again."" --Thomas E. Reynolds Emmanuel College, University of Toronto ""Schleiermacher's Christmas Eve is perhaps the best text to use in introducing the great theologian's thought to students at every level. In it, most of the major themes distinctive to him are presented in an accessible and engaging way. Terrence Tice's able translation is quite readable, the introduction and notes extremely helpful. To have this gem in print and readably available is itself a cause for celebration."" --Ted Vial Iliff School of Theology ""Schleiermacher's Christmas Eve Celebration is a lovely contribution to the literature of Christmas and of Christian joy. Terrence N. Tice's modern rendering of the text makes it available again to contemporary readers, with excellent critical commentary and an insightful introduction that sets the work in the context of Schleiermacher's life and thought. Tice's wonderful addition to Schleiermacher's works in English promises to capture a wide readership for this theologically rich and deeply moving Christmas meditation."" --Christine Helmer Northwestern University About the Contributor(s): Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834) is widely reputed to be the father of modern theology. This means that the results of his intensive historical-critical examinations of Christian Scripture and tradition either have positively influenced or have had to be contended with by a very wide range of thinkers Schleiermacher served as a pastor during his entire adult life. He was cofounder of the University of Berlin, established its famous theology department, and taught both theology and philosophy there. Terrence N. Tice, the translator, is a world-renowned interpreter of Schleiermacher's life and works. He is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Michigan and now teaches at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. He has already translated numerous works by Schleiermacher. His newly revised editions of several other major works by Schleiermacher are to appear shortly, including a first-time presentation of all three editions (1799, 1806, 1921) of On Religion (Cascade Books).
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9781606089613
Publication Date: 
2010-07-08
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Christmas Star

Christmas Star
$6.95
Follow the shining star as it guides shepherds, kings, and all the animals of the forest to the stable where the Holy child lies. Now available in a sturdy board book edition, this glittering Nativity, by the author of ""The Rainbow Fish,"" is a perfect Christmas gift for the entire family to share.
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9780735819733
Publication Date: 
2004-10-01
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Christmas Vo. 66

Christmas Vo. 66
$17.99
This beautiful classic has delighted readers since 1931. This year's edition highlights the Christmas creche, or nativity set, featuring a build-it-yourself creche project that the whole family can participate in. The worship activity with Bible readings and carols is structured around the assembling of a nativity set. Also includes stories and four-color photos in a large format edition.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806689883
Publication Date: 
1996-05-06
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Christmas: The Annual of Christmas Literature and Art, Vol. 62

Christmas: The Annual of Christmas Literature and Art, Vol. 62
$11.95
Book by Augsburg Publishing
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9780806689807
Publication Date: 
1992-05-01
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Chronicles of Narnia Set

Chronicles of Narnia Set
$45.00

Enjoy The Chronicles of Narnia in its entirety with this paperback box set, containing the mass market editions of C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series.

C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia has captivated readers of all ages for over sixty years, enchanting them with fantastical talking creatures, epic battles between good and evil, and magical doorways into new lands.

This box set includes all seven titles in The Chronicles of Narnia--The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle--with the original black-and-white interior illustrations by Pauline Baynes and cover art by Cliff Nielsen.

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9780064471190
Publication Date: 
2002-03-05
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City in Which I Love You

City in Which I Love You
$13.50
Contents

I.
Furious Versionis

II.
The Interrogation
This Hour And What Is Dead
Arise, Go Down
My Father, In Heaven, Is Reading Out Loud
For A New Citizen Of These United States
With Ruins

III.
This Room And Everything In It
The City In Which I Love You

IV.

The Waiting
A Story
Goodnight
You Must Sing
Here I Am
A Final Thing

V.
The Cleaving

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9780918526830
Publication Date: 
1990-06-01
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CLAIMING GODS PROMISES

CLAIMING GODS PROMISES
$8.95
In his attempt to help the participant discover his or her spiritual gifts, the author approaches the process from two perspectives: biblical gifts for ministry as well as those to help one become involved in both church and society. Includes a guide for participants which can be used individually or in a group setting. Ideal for pastor's groups and Bible study groups.
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9780687083978
Publication Date: 
1992-09-01
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Clean: Poems

Clean: Poems
$16.00
From the "basement / of that suburban church with its sad paint / job in Texas" to an old drag queen's "parlor," "that bazaar of flounce, chintz, feathers," Clean, the award-winning collection by David J. Daniels, tears back the curtain of life to expose gorgeousness and grit. These poems pay homage to the addict, the grandmother, the closeted, and the lover, to the dead, the dying, and the living who refuse to die.
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9781935536413
Publication Date: 
2014-04-01
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Cloister Talks

Cloister Talks
$12.99
Offers a glimpse into the author's decades-long friendships with monks and shares the wisdom and insight for everyday living he has gained along the way. The author's conversations with monks engage various universal areas of life, including life, death, love, work, play, and spirituality.
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9781587432682
Publication Date: 
2009-05-01
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Cloud of Unknowing

Cloud of Unknowing
$15.00
In the fourteenth century there was a great flourishing of religious writings in English, both orthodox and heretical. Many of these works focused on Christ's Passion and humanity, whereas The Cloud of Unknowing describes an abstract, transcendent God beyond human knowledge and human language. Drawing upon radically different traditions, it is a rich work full of intriguing contradictions that speaks to us with liveliness and wit even today. The unknown author, thought to be a priest and Carthusian monk, is also believed to have written the other three works in this volume: The Mystical Theology of Saint Denis, The Book of Privy Counselling, and An Epistle on Prayer, which, together with The Cloud of Unknowing, are the four texts at the core of medieval mystical theology.

This Penguin Classics edition includes full explanatory notes, suggestions for further reading, an appendix that reproduces the Middle English text of a section of The Mystical Theology of Saint Denis, and an introduction that places the texts within the context of medieval religious writing.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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9780140447620
Publication Date: 
2002-01-29
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COCKTAIL PARTY

COCKTAIL PARTY
$10.00
A modern verse play about the search for meaning, in which a psychiatrist is the catalyst for the action. "An authentic modern masterpiece" (New York Post). "Eliot really does portray real-seeming characters. He cuts down his poetic effects to the minimum, and then finally rewards us with most beautiful poetry" (Stephen Spender).
ISBN/SKU: 
9780156182898
Publication Date: 
1964-03-18
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Cold War Letters

Cold War Letters
$22.00
Published in book form for the first time, Thomas Merton's
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9781570756627
Publication Date: 
2007-12-01
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Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen (Revised)

Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen (Revised)
$15.00
Wilfred Owen was twenty-two when he enlisted in the Artists' Rifle Corps during World War I. By the time Owen was killed at the age of 25 at the Battle of Sambre, he had written what are considered the most important British poems of WWI. This definitive edition is based on manuscripts of Owen's papers in the British Museum and other archives.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780811201322
Publication Date: 
1965-01-17
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Collected Works of St Teresa of Avila, vol 2

Collected Works of St Teresa of Avila, vol 2
$20.00
This volume contains two of Teresa's most popular works: The Way of Perfection and The Interior Castle.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780960087662
Publication Date: 
1980-01-01
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Common Passages: Devotions for Seminarians by Seminarians

Common Passages: Devotions for Seminarians by Seminarians
$12.99
These brief devotions, written by more than 100 seminarians from forty seminaries across the United States, offer help and comfort during what can be a challenging and confusing time. Seminarians will welcome the guidance of this collection; seminary professors will appreciate it as a resource for their students; and working pastors who have been there will find a bittersweet nostalgia in these pages.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780827204744
Publication Date: 
1998-12-31
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Communion of Saints: Poems

Communion of Saints: Poems
$18.00

Excerpted in Image Magazine - No. 90
This collection of poems explores the saints of the church's history and contemporary persons who embody something of their charism. Three sections are arranged around the themes of the three "theological virtues" faith, portrayed as a source of strength in times of trial; hope, the darkest in the book, dealing with matters of the body's frailty, illness, social discrimination, and the search for a way to live within the constraints of society; and love, offering a panoply of outward-looking characters who give to others in radical or personal ways. The volume ends with a cycle of Franciscan poems that offer a model for the Christian life, not simply in terms of individual moments but also as a complete life-cycle of practice and prayer.

"Communion of Saints represents an unlikely achievement: deeply spiritual and delicate poems that speak directly to our modern moment."
--Yehoshua November, author of God's Optimism

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9781612618586
Publication Date: 
2017-03-01
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