Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN: 1609807197
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parable of the Sower Book Excerpt:

Parable of the Sower is the Butlerian odyssey of one woman who is twice as feeling in a world that has become doubly dehumanized. The time is 2025. The place is California, where small walled communities must protect themselves from hordes of desperate scavengers and roaming bands of people addicted to a drug that activates an orgasmic desire to burn, rape, and murder. When one small community is overrun, Lauren Olamina, an 18 year old black woman with the hereditary train of "hyperempathy"—which causes her to feel others’ pain as her own—sets off on foot along the dangerous coastal highways, moving north into the unknown.

Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2014-03-27
ISBN: 1472214773
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parable of the Sower Book Excerpt:

The extraordinary, prescient NEW YORK TIMES-bestselling novel. 'If there is one thing scarier than a dystopian novel about the future, it's one written in the past that has already begun to come true. This is what makes Parable of the Sower even more impressive than it was when first published' GLORIA STEINEM 'Unnervingly prescient and wise' YAA GYASI -- We are coming apart. We're a rope, breaking, a single strand at a time. America is a place of chaos, where violence rules and only the rich and powerful are safe. Lauren Olamina, a young woman with the extraordinary power to feel the pain of others as her own, records everything she sees of this broken world in her journal. Then, one terrible night, everything alters beyond recognition, and Lauren must make her voice heard for the sake of those she loves. Soon, her vision becomes reality and her dreams of a better way to live gain the power to change humanity forever. PRAISE FOR OCTAVIA E. BUTLER, THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'In the ongoing contest over which dystopian classic is most applicable to our time... for sheer peculiar prescience, Butler's novel may be unmatched' NEW YORKER 'Butler's prose, always pared back to the bone, delineates the painful paradoxes of metamorphosis with compelling precision' GUARDIAN 'Octavia Butler was a visionary' VIOLA DAVIS 'One of the most significant literary artists of the twentieth century. One cannot exaggerate the impact she has had' JUNOT DIAZ 'An icon of the Afrofuturism world, envisioning literary realms that placed black characters front and center' VANITY FAIR 'Butler writes with such a familiarity that the alien is welcome and intriguing. She really artfully exposes our human impulse to self-destruct' LUPITA NYONG'O

The Indelible Image The Theological and Ethical Thought World of the New Testament

The Indelible Image  The Theological and Ethical Thought World of the New Testament
Author: Ben Witherington III
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2009-08-24
ISBN: 0830838619
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Indelible Image The Theological and Ethical Thought World of the New Testament Book Excerpt:

"Having completed commentaries on all of the New Testament books, a remarkable feat in itself, Witherington now offers ... a two-volume set on the theological and ethical thought world of the New Testament. The first volume looks at the individual witnesses, while the second examines the collective witness"--

Prophet and Teacher

Prophet and Teacher
Author: William R. Herzog
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 9780664225285
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prophet and Teacher Book Excerpt:

Herzog has written an introduction for seminary and college students to the discussion about the historical Jesus. He reports on the findings of the Jesus Seminar and also traces other scholarly work in Jesus studies, but with an eye to the theological.

The Gospel of Matthew

The Gospel of Matthew
Author: R.T. France
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 1169
Release: 2007-07-11
ISBN: 080282501X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gospel of Matthew Book Excerpt:

"The English translation at the beginning of each section is France's own, designed to provide the basis for the commentary. This adept translation uses contemporary idioms and, where necessary, gives priority to clarity over literary elegance." -- BOOK JACKET.

Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents Boxed Set

Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents Boxed Set
Author: Octavia Butler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN: 9781609809553
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents Boxed Set Book Excerpt:

A beautiful boxed set brings together the great sci-fi writer's two award-winning Parable books The perfect gift for fans of Octavia Butler, this boxed set pairs the bestselling Nebula-prize nominee, Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents, which together tell the near-future odyssey of Lauren Olamina, a "hyperempathic" black woman who is twice as feeling in a world that has become doubly dehumanized. In Sower, the place is California, where small walled communities protect from hordes of desperate scavengers and roaming bands of people addicts. Lauren sets off on foot along the dangerous coastal highways, moving north into the unknown. The book has an introduction by feminist, journalist, activist, and author Gloria Steinem. Parable of the Talents celebrates the classic Butlerian themes of alienation and transcendence, violence and spirituality, slavery and freedom, separation and community, to astonishing effect, in the shockingly familiar, broken world of 2032. It is told in the voice of Lauren Olamina's daughter--from whom she has been separated for most of the girl's life--with sections in the form of Lauren's journal. Against a background of a war-torn continent, and with a far-right religious crusader in the office of the U.S. presidency, this is a book about a society whose very fabric has been torn asunder, and where the basic physical and emotional needs of people seem almost impossible to meet. Talents is introduced by singer, musician, composer, producer, and curator Toshi Reagon, who created an opera based on the Parable books.

St Mark s Gospel

St  Mark s Gospel
Author: Gordon Geddes,Jane Griffiths
Publsiher: Heinemann
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780435306946
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

St Mark s Gospel Book Excerpt:

This title covers many of the key topics taught in classrooms today.

The Parables of Jesus

The Parables of Jesus
Author: Luise Schottroff
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781451413243
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parables of Jesus Book Excerpt:

A premier New Testament scholar explores how Jesus' trial and execution are portrayed in the New Testament and how that portrayal has affected biblical studies, Christian theology, and Jewish-Christian relations through history. Tomson has written an accessible, responsible analysis of the biblical accounts of Jesus' death, demonstrating how, through compounded misunderstandings, they contributed to anti-Jewish sentiment in the early church and later history. Tomson's question of how Jesus is to be understood in his first-century Judean context is a critical one not only for biblical scholars, but for anyone concerned about human rights and interreligious dialogue today.

The Sower s Book

The Sower s Book
Author: Jay Cormier
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1989-09
ISBN: 9781556122545
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sower s Book Book Excerpt:

Like the sower in the Gospel parable, homilists scatter seeds of faith each Sunday, calling forth growth in the hearts of their hearers. But such sowing requires a range of supportive, accompanying work: seeding, planing, harvesting, gleaning. The Sower's Book has been written for homilists and preachers who believe that preaching is a ministry--indeed, the most important communication they have with the communities they serve. It is designed to provide a framework by which homilists can think through and develop the Sunday homily over an entire Liturgical year.

Stories with Intent

Stories with Intent
Author: Klyne R. Snodgrass
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2018-02-16
ISBN: 1467449636
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories with Intent Book Excerpt:

Winner of the 2009 Christianity Today Award for Biblical Studies, Stories with Intent offers pastors and students a comprehensive and accessible guide to Jesus' parables. Klyne Snodgrass explores in vivid detail the historical context in which these stories were told, the part they played in Jesus' overall message, and the ways in which they have been interpreted in the church and the academy. Snodgrass begins by surveying the primary issues in parables interpretation and providing an overview of other parables—often neglected in the discussion—from the Old Testament, Jewish writings, and the Greco-Roman world. He then groups the more important parables of Jesus thematically and offers a comprehensive treatment of each, exploring both background and significance for today. This tenth anniversary edition includes a substantial new chapter that surveys developments in the interpretation of parables since the book's original 2008 publication.

Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons

    Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: International Sunday School Lessons
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons Book Excerpt:

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus Parables

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus  Parables
Author: Frank Stern
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780742542716
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus Parables Book Excerpt:

Intended to appeal to both Christians and Jews, A Rabbi Looks at Jesus' Parables is an introduction to the teachings of Jesus. Each chapter uncovers hidden messages within each of Jesus' parables, compares the similarities and differences in Jesus' thinking to other Jewish sources from first-century Palestine and discusses each parable within its religious and historical context

Notes on the Parables of Our Lord

Notes on the Parables of Our Lord
Author: Richard Chenevix Trench
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 512
Release: 1874
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notes on the Parables of Our Lord Book Excerpt:

Poet Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes

Poet   Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 452
Release: 1983-05-09
ISBN: 9780802819475
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poet Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes Book Excerpt:

Uses a thorough understanding of Middle Eastern peasant culture and modern literary criticism to analyze the New Testament parables in Luke

The Parables of JESUS CHRIST

The Parables of JESUS CHRIST
Author: Robert Gobelet
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 136509054X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parables of JESUS CHRIST Book Excerpt:

A Commentary Critical Practical and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments

A Commentary  Critical  Practical and Explanatory  on the Old and New Testaments
Author: Robert Jamieson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Commentary Critical Practical and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments Book Excerpt:

The First and Second Apologies

The First and Second Apologies
Author: Saint Justin (Martyr),Martyr Justin
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 245
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780809104727
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First and Second Apologies Book Excerpt:

An English translation from Greek of Justin Martyr's two major apologetic works, which are recognized as a formative influence on the development of Christian theology in the early church. +

Sacra Pagina The Gospel of Matthew

Sacra Pagina  The Gospel of Matthew
Author: Daniel J. Harrington
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2017-07-14
ISBN: 081468307X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacra Pagina The Gospel of Matthew Book Excerpt:

Matthew wrote his Gospel from his perspective as a Jew. It is with sensitivity to this perspective that Father Harrington undertakes this commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. After an introduction, he provides a literal translation of each section in Matthew's Gospel and explains the textual problems, philological difficulties, and other matters in the notes. He then presents a literary analysis of each text (content, form, use of sources, structure). Bibliographies direct the reader to other important modern studies.

So Fill Our Imaginations

So Fill Our Imaginations
Author: Mark Lloyd Taylor
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2022-03-14
ISBN: 1666793671
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So Fill Our Imaginations Book Excerpt:

With this memoir doubling as an exercise in theological reflection, Mark Lloyd Taylor invites readers to explore the work and play of a year of preaching. A turbulent and supersaturated year of life in the world, featuring parish departures and resilience, a housing crisis in neighborhood and city, the inauguration of Donald Trump as president with attendant social/political/economic issues. ISIS, Iraq, and Syria. Displaced people at the southern border. Sexual violence against women. Race in America. Feminist, womanist, and process theologies propel Taylor's twelve sermons across the 2016-17 church year (Lectionary Year A). But at its most imaginative, the adult work of preaching becomes child's play. Sermons carried by verbal and visual and tactile images. Walking makes the way. Straying beyond fences of hatred and staying beyond. A broken porcelain bowl mended with gold. A seven-foot-tall assemblage of kimchi pots no longer buried by fear. An icon of the great faith of the Canaanite woman, great enough to convert Jesus. Every single one of us a little baby Sophia, living and moving and having our being in the universal womb of God, our mother. All to fill corners and empty spaces in our imaginations.

Bodies in a Broken World

Bodies in a Broken World
Author: Ann Folwell Stanford
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2004-07-21
ISBN: 0807862258
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bodies in a Broken World Book Excerpt:

In this multidisciplinary study, Ann Folwell Stanford reads literature written by U.S. women of color to propose a rethinking of modern medical practice, arguing that personal health and social justice are inextricably linked. Drawing on feminist ethics to explore the work of eleven novelists, Stanford challenges medicine to position itself more deeply within the communities it serves, especially the poor and marginalized. However, she also argues that medicine must recognize its limits and join forces with the nonmedical community in the struggle for social justice. In literary representations of physical and emotional states of illness and health, Stanford identifies issues related to public health, medical ethics, institutionalized racism, women's health, domestic abuse, and social justice that are important to discussions about how to improve health and health care. She argues that in either direct or indirect ways, the eleven novelists considered here push us to see health not only as an individual condition but also as a complex network of individual, institutional, and social changes in which wellness can be a possibility for the majority rather than a privileged few. The novelists whose works are discussed are Toni Cade Bambara, Paule Marshall, Gloria Naylor, Leslie Marmon Silko, Toni Morrison, Louise Erdrich, Sandra Cisneros, Bebe Moore Campbell, Sapphire, Ana Castillo, and Octavia Butler.