The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon
Author: Andrew Solomon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN: 1501123882
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Noonday Demon Book Excerpt:

The author offers a look at depression in which he draws on his own battle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, researchers, doctors, and others to assess the complexities of the disease, its causes and symptoms, and available therapies. This book examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications, the efficacy of alternative treatments, and the impact the malady has on various demographic populations, around the world and throughout history. He also explores the thorny patch of moral and ethical questions posed by emerging biological explanations for mental illness. He takes readers on a journey into the most pervasive of family secrets and contributes to our understanding not only of mental illness but also of the human condition.

The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon
Author: Andrew Solomon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-09-16
ISBN: 145161103X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Noonday Demon Book Excerpt:

The author offers a look at depression, drawing on his own battle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, researchers, and doctors to assess the disease's complexities, causes, symptoms, and available therapies.

Thomas Merton and the Noonday Demon

Thomas Merton and the Noonday Demon
Author: Donald Grayston
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN: 1498209386
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Merton and the Noonday Demon Book Excerpt:

How did Thomas Merton become Thomas Merton? Starting out from any one of his earlier major life moments--wealthy orphan boy, big man on campus, fervent Roman Catholic convert, new and obedient monk--we find ourselves asking how by his life's end he had grown from who he was then into a transcultural and transreligious spiritual teacher read by millions. This book takes another such starting point: his attempt in the mid-1950s to move from his abbey of Gethsemani, in Kentucky--a place that had become, in his view, noisy beyond bearing--to an Italian monastery, Camaldoli, which he idealized as a place of monastic peace. The ultimate irony: Camaldoli at that time, bucolic and peaceful outwardly, was inwardly riven by a pre-Vatican II culture war; whereas Gethsemani, which he tried so hard to leave, became, when he was given his hermitage there in 1965, his place to recover Eden. In walking with Merton on this journey, and reading the letters he wrote and received at the time, we find ourselves asking, as he did, with so much energy and honesty, the deep questions that we may well need to answer in our own lives.

The Noonday Devil

The Noonday Devil
Author: Dom Jean-Charles Nault
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-11-11
ISBN: 1681496879
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Noonday Devil Book Excerpt:

The noonday devil is the demon of acedia, the vice also known as sloth. The word “sloth”, however, can be misleading, for acedia is not laziness; in fact it can manifest as busyness or activism. Rather, acedia is a gloomy combination of weariness, sadness, and a lack of purposefulness. It robs a person of his capacity for joy and leaves him feeling empty, or void of meaning Abbot Nault says that acedia is the most oppressive of demons. Although its name harkens back to antiquity and the Middle Ages, and seems to have been largely forgotten, acedia is experienced by countless modern people who describe their condition as depression, melancholy, burn-out, or even mid-life crisis. He begins his study of acedia by tracing the wisdom of the Church on the subject from the Desert Fathers to Saint Thomas Aquinas. He shows how acedia afflicts persons in all states of life— priests, religious, and married or single laymen. He details not only the symptoms and effects of acedia, but also remedies for it.

Fighting the Noonday Devil and Other Essays Personal and Theological

Fighting the Noonday Devil   and Other Essays Personal and Theological
Author: R. R. Reno
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2011-02
ISBN: 080286547X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting the Noonday Devil and Other Essays Personal and Theological Book Excerpt:

In this stirring volume R. R. Reno a thoughtful, literate writer with a zest for physical and theological adventure looks back on his time working in the oil fields of Wyoming, his quests to the heights of Yosemite and the ice cliffs of the French Alps, his daughter s bat mitzvah, and more, rendering seven diverse fragments of life in energetic prose. Fighting the Noonday Devil resounds with Reno s depth of feeling and regard for the tangible things of life. Through these narratives, vignettes, and reflections he shows that it is the real-life manifestations of love and loyalty far beyond intellectual abstractions or theories that train us for true piety. Whether defending Jack Kerouac, describing work on a drilling rig, or narrating his reception into the Roman Catholic Church, Rusty Reno brings a writer s eye and a theologian s heart to the essayist s labors. Many rewards await the reader of this book. Alan Jacobs author of Wayfaring and The Narnian R. R. Reno s essays are intellectually stimulating, and some even possess cinematic possibilities. I find their Augustinian ethos deeply appealing in their consistent combination of wisdom and eloquence. David K. Naugle author of Reordered Love, Reordered Lives: Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness In this smart and sparkling collection R. R. Reno applies his consummate literary skills to subjects as diverse as acedia, mountain climbing, religious conversion, Jack Kerouac, and interfaith marriage, uniting them under a single glorious banner, that of reclaiming the essential function of culture, the cultivation of the soul. A bravura performance. Philip Zaleski coauthor of Prayer: A History Fighting the Noonday Devil is the work of a pious intellect in all the best senses of the term. . . . Reno reads his life in parables in a way that provokes us to see our own lives anew. In him we find a voice and style in the best tradition of Newman incisive, affecting, wise, inviting. I was captivated by this book. James K. A. Smith author of The Devil Reads Derrida and Other Essays on the University, the Church, Politics, and the Arts

Stanzas

Stanzas
Author: Giorgio Agamben
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 163
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780816620388
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stanzas Book Excerpt:

"Stanzas" (which means "rooms" in Italian) is a blend of philology, the psychoanalysis of toys, medieval physics and psychology, and contemporary linguistics and philosophy. In this work, Giorgio Agamben attempts to reconfigure the epistemological foundation of Western culture. He rereads Freud and Saussure to discover the impossibility of metalanguage - there is no "superior language" that can read the obscure scenes of the unconscious, and the "symbol" is always the return of the repressed in an improper signifier. This impossibility leads Agamben to the problem of representation. He argues that since language is the locus of the production and storage of phantasms, all real objects are fractured by phantasmic itineraries that in turn divide poetry and philosophy, joy and knowledge. This division is at the origin of Western culture and renders impossible the possession of any object of knowledge. Giorgio Agamben is the author of "Language and Death" (University of Minnesota Press 1991).

The Noonday Devil

The Noonday Devil
Author: Alan Judd
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN: 1471134334
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Noonday Devil Book Excerpt:

Robert Stevens and Tim Albright are in their final term at Oxford. Their exams are looming larger and larger on the horizon. But more important to both of them is the production of the fierce Jacobean tragedy, 'The Changeling', which Robert is directing. Along with them, we follow the fortunes of Gina, the seductive and enigmatic leading lady in the play; Chetwynd, the bizarre older student who travels around with a revolver; and Anne, the gentle wife of Robert's tutor. Spiced with humour and anarchy, 'The Noonday Devil' is a masterly work of fiction whose underlying theme, the deadly trap of sloth, leads to an unexpected and almost unbearable climax. 'A gently philosophical, violently human commentary… a story that holds its ironical secrets to the bitter end' Mail on Sunday 'Mr Judd has imparted a wholly original flavour… The novel is so well made, so vibrant with life, that it is a pleasure to read' Scotsman

Dan England and the Noonday Devil

Dan England and the Noonday Devil
Author: Myles Connolly
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN: 1789122244
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dan England and the Noonday Devil Book Excerpt:

A joyous gent who sings of the glory of the true realities of life, Dan England chose “talking” as his vocation in life. This he did, joyously and beautifully. He talked to the poets without dreams, actors who couldn’t act, and writers who couldn’t write who came to his house for an evening to listen and stayed on for months...years. Not a few found new hope as they heard him capture the poetry of living in his talk of saints, and in stories about his greatness of God’s gifts (among which was the wine that gave added sparkle to his words). There was Briggs, the religion editor without religion to become a fearless “defender of the faith” under Dan’s influence. And Tim, the janitor who “exposed” the corruption of the Match Industry when in an idle hour’s count of a box of matches he found “four” missing. For the glorious length of a Dan England discourse the retiring little janitor became a tiger for reform. This is the latest troubadour of life-beautiful to come from the pen of the author of the classic Mr. Blue.

The Noonday Devil

The Noonday Devil
Author: Dom Jean Nault,Jean-Charles Nault
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN: 9781586179397
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Noonday Devil Book Excerpt:

The noonday devil is the demon of acedia, the vice also known as sloth. The word “sloth”, however, can be misleading, for acedia is not laziness; in fact it can manifest as busyness or activism. Rather, acedia is a gloomy combination of weariness, sadness, and a lack of purposefulness. It robs a person of his capacity for joy and leaves him feeling empty, or void of meaning Abbot Nault says that acedia is the most oppressive of demons. Although its name harkens back to antiquity and the Middle Ages, and seems to have been largely forgotten, acedia is experienced by countless modern people who describe their condition as depression, melancholy, burn-out, or even mid-life crisis. He begins his study of acedia by tracing the wisdom of the Church on the subject from the Desert Fathers to Saint Thomas Aquinas. He shows how acedia afflicts persons in all states of life— priests, religious, and married or single laymen. He details not only the symptoms and effects of acedia, but also remedies for it.

A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature

A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature
Author: David Lyle Jeffrey
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 960
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780802836342
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature Book Excerpt:

Over 15 years in the making, an unprecedented one-volume reference work. Many of today's students and teachers of literature, lacking a familiarity with the Bible, are largely ignorant of how Biblical tradition has influenced and infused English literature through the centuries. An invaluable research tool. Contains nearly 800 encyclopedic articles written by a distinguished international roster of 190 contributors. Three detailed annotated bibliographies. Cross-references throughout.

Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience

Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience
Author: Lynn Bridgers
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780742544321
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience Book Excerpt:

First published in 1902, William James's Varieties of Religious Experience is considered a classic in religious studies and the psychology of religion. But how has James's classic study weathered decades of development in psychology and behavioral sciences? Do the assertions about religious experience in the Varieties still ring true in light of neuro-cognitive and neuro-hormonal research, resiliency studies, studies of temperament, and traumatic studies? By extending William James's own research throughout the century since its publication this volume seeks to answer those questions. In doing so, it revolutionizes our understanding of James's own view of psychology and reveals the extraordinary value of James's perspective for religion, psychology, and spirituality today. In doing so, it offers vital insights for pastoral care and faith development at both the individual and congregational level. From the Introduction by James Fowler: Drawing on the authenticity of her own experience, Bridgers carries us into a remarkably clear and well documented account that traces William James's evolution as a psychologist, philosopher, and a deeply engaged inquirer into the dynamics of spiritual development and transformation... This book has a major contribution to make. Bridgers's study illumines the horizons of contemporary research in the study of religious experience, in all its varieties, and in the context of globalization.

Electroconvulsive Therapy in America

Electroconvulsive Therapy in America
Author: Jonathan Sadowsky
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN: 1315522845
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electroconvulsive Therapy in America Book Excerpt:

Electroconvulsive Therapy is widely demonized or idealized. Some detractors consider its very use to be a human rights violation, while some promoters depict it as a miracle, the "penicillin of psychiatry." This book traces the American history of one of the most controversial procedures in medicine, and seeks to provide an explanation of why ECT has been so controversial, juxtaposing evidence from clinical science, personal memoir, and popular culture. Contextualizing the controversies about ECT, instead of simply engaging in them, makes the history of ECT more richly revealing of wider changes in culture and medicine. It shows that the application of electricity to the brain to treat illness is not only a physiological event, but also one embedded in culturally patterned beliefs about the human body, the meaning of sickness, and medical authority.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society
Author: Sarah E. Boslaugh
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1888
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 1506301320
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society explores the social and policy sides of the pharmaceutical industry and its pervasive influence in society. While many technical STM works explore the chemistry and biology of pharmacology and an equally large number of clinically oriented works focus on use of illegal drugs, substance abuse, and treatment, there is virtually nothing on the immensely huge business (“Big Pharma”) of creating, selling, consuming, and regulating legal drugs. With this new Encyclopedia, the topic of socioeconomic, business and consumer, and legal and ethical issues of the pharmaceutical industry in contemporary society around the world are addressed. Key Features: 800 signed articles, authored by prominent scholars, are arranged A-to-Z and published in a choice of electronic or print formats Although arranged A-to-Z, a Reader's Guide in the front matter groups articles by thematic areas Front matter also includes a Chronology highlighting significant developments in this field All articles conclude with Further Readings and Cross References to related articles Back matter includes an annotated Resource Guide to further research, a Glossary, Appendices (e.g., statistics on the amount and types of drugs prescribed, etc.), and a detailed Index The Index, Reader’s Guide, and Cross References combine for search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society is an authoritative and rigorous source addressing the pharmacology industry and how it influences society, making it a must-have reference for all academic libraries as a source for both students and researchers to utilize.

Mary Called Magdalene

Mary  Called Magdalene
Author: Margaret George
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2011-05-13
ISBN: 1447204751
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mary Called Magdalene Book Excerpt:

Famously described as the 'Apostle to the Apostles', after her discovery of Jesus' resurrection, Mary has sparked curiosity, controversy and veneration since her name first appeared in the Gospel of Mark. But who was Mary Magdalene? Was she a prostitute, a goddess, a feminist icon, a church leader or all of these things? Using testaments, letters and narrative Margaret George brings to life one of the most mysterious and controversial characters in the bible, creating an epic that is both immediate and moving. 'Margaret George proves herself to be the very best when it comes to historical fiction. Her new novel is a gripping and moving story' Barbara Taylor Bradford

An Infinity of Little Hours

An Infinity of Little Hours
Author: Nancy Klein Maguire
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-03-13
ISBN: 1586485423
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Infinity of Little Hours Book Excerpt:

In 1960, five young men arrived at the imposing gates of Parkminster, the largest center of the most rigorous and ascetic monastic order in the Western world: the Carthusians. This is the story of their five-year journey into a society virtually unchanged in its behavior and lifestyle since its foundation in 1084. An Infinity of Little Hours is a uniquely intimate portrait of the customs and practices of a monastic order almost entirely unknown until now. It is also a drama of the men's struggle as they avoid the 1960s -- the decade of hedonism, music, fashion, and amorality -- and enter an entirely different era and a spiritual world of their own making. After five years each must face a choice: to make "solemn profession" and never leave Parkminster; or to turn his back on his life's ambition to find God in solitude. A remarkable investigative work, the book combines first-hand testimony with unique source material to describe the Carthusian life. And in the final chapter, which recounts a reunion forty years after the events described elsewhere in the book, Nancy Klein Maguire reveals which of the five succeeded in their quest, and which did not.

Mad Muse

Mad Muse
Author: Jeffrey Berman
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN: 1789738075
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mad Muse Book Excerpt:

Many of the well-respected scholarly studies of autobiographical writing have little or nothing to say about mental illness. This book uncovers the mysterious relationship between mood disorders and creativity through the lives of seven writers, demonstrating how mental illness is sometimes the driving force behind creativity.

Identity and the Quartered Circle

Identity and the Quartered Circle
Author: Dorothy Louise Abrams
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2013-06-28
ISBN: 1780992807
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identity and the Quartered Circle Book Excerpt:

Identity and The Quartered Circle is an eclectic Wiccan discussion of the search for identity through the power of a cast circle and the four directions. The book defines the Circle as a container for magic. A chapter on psychological identity follows. From casting a circle to meeting the Elementals and winged spirits of faerie, the author leads the reader on a personal journey in consciousness. At its conclusion we can speak intelligently of merger with the Gods and Oneness and the reader can answer the big four questions: Who Am I, Why am I here, Where did I come from and Where am I going?

The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon
Author: Kathleen Norris
Publsiher: Lion Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780745953663
Category: Acedia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Noonday Demon Book Excerpt:

RELIGION & BELIEFS. A memoir that resurrects the ancient term acedia, or soul-weariness, and explores its relevance to the modern individual and culture.

The Attentive Life

The Attentive Life
Author: Leighton Ford
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2008-04
ISBN: 0830835164
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Attentive Life Book Excerpt:

A spiritual guide based on the tradition of praying the hours invites readers to develop greater awareness of God's role in all moments of the day, in a reference that draws on literary resources to demonstrate key themes.

Women Love Girth the Fattest 100 Facts on the Noonday Demon

Women Love Girth    the Fattest 100 Facts on the Noonday Demon
Author: Austin Eberding
Publsiher: Lennex
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2013-04
ISBN: 9785458854337
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Love Girth the Fattest 100 Facts on the Noonday Demon Book Excerpt:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.