Aquinas at Prayer

Author: Paul Murray
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 144110755X
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Aquinas is known largely as an austere dogmatic thinker. But he was also a very great contemplative and a Master of the Spiritual Life.

How to Think Like Aquinas

Author: Kevin Vost
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
ISBN: 1622825063
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About St. Thomas Aquinas, Pope John XXII said: “A man can derive more profit in a year from his books than from pondering all his life the teaching of others.” And Pope Pius XI added: “We now say to all who are desirous of the truth: ‘Go to St. Thomas.’ ” But when we do go to Thomas – when we open his massive Summa Theologica or another of his works – we’re quickly overwhelmed, even lost. If we find him hard to read, how can we even begin to “think like Aquinas?” Now comes Kevin Vost — the best-selling author of The One-Minute Aquinas — armed with a recently rediscovered letter St. Thomas himself wrote – a brief letter to young novice monk giving practical, sage advice about how to study, how to think, and even how to live. In this letter written almost 800 years ago, St. Thomas reveals his unique powers of intellect and will, and explains how anyone can fathom and explain even the loftiest truths. Vost and St. Thomas will teach you how to dissect logical fallacies, heresies, and half-truths that continue to pollute our world with muddy thinking. Best of all, you’ll find a fully-illustrated set of exercises to improve your intellectual powers of memory, understanding, logical reasoning, shrewdness, foresight, circumspection, and practical wisdom. You’ll also learn: The four steps to training your memoryHow to know your mental powers – and their limitsWhy critical thinking alone is insufficient for reaching the truthTwenty common fallacies – and how to spot themThe key to effectively reading any bookHow to set your intellect free by avoiding worldly entanglementsHow to commit key truths to memory Pius XI called St. Thomas Aquinas the “model” for those who want to “pursue their studies to the best advantage and with the greatest profit to themselves.” Leo XIII urged us all to “follow the example of St. Thomas.” Over the centuries, dozens of other popes have praised him. Surely it is time to listen to these good men, time to “go to Thomas,” to learn to think like him, and, yes, even to live like him.

Prayer A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Ashley Cocksworth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567682226
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Central to the Christian life is the practice of prayer. But what, theologically speaking, is going on when we pray? What does prayer have to do with religious belief and action? Does prayer make a difference? Prayer: A Guide for the Perplexed addresses these and other key questions regarding the Christian theology of prayer. Beginning with Evagrius of Ponticus's 'On Prayer', Ashley Cocksworth finds in this early document a profound expression of the 'integrity' of the experience of prayer and theological thought. Seeking throughout to integrate systematic theology and the spirituality of prayer, individual chapters explore the meaning of some of the core doctrines of lived Christian faith – the Trinity, creation, providence, and the Christian life – as they relate to the practice of prayer. Complete with an annotated bibliography of sources on prayer to promote further reading, this volume appeals to academics and general readers alike.

Skippy stirbt

Author: Paul Murray
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3888978343
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Ruprecht Van Doren ist ein übergewichtiges Genie, seine Hobbies sind komplexe Mathematik und die Suche nach außerirdischer Intelligenz. Mit Daniel ›Skippy‹ Juster teilt er sich ein Zimmer im Turm des Seabrook College, einer altehrwürdigen Dubliner Institution, in der sich keiner so richtig für die beiden interessiert. Aber als Skippy sich in Lori verliebt, eine Frisbee spielende Schönheit aus der Mädchenschule gegenüber, haben auf einmal alle möglichen Leute Interesse – auch Carl, Teilzeit-Drogendealer und offizieller Schulpsychopath. Während seine Lehrer mit der Modernisierung kämpfen und Ruprecht versucht, ein Portal in ein paralleles Universum zu öffnen, steuert Skippy, im Namen der Liebe, auf einen Showdown zu – in Form eines fatalen Doughnut-Wettessens, das nur eine Person überleben wird...

An Evening of Long Goodbyes

Author: Paul Murray
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3888978335
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Paul Murrays brillanter Gesellschaftsroman erzählt die Geschichte von Charles Hythloday, der im Herrenhaus seiner Familie den skurrilen Lebensstil eines Landedelmanns pflegt. Umsorgt von der bosnischen Haushälterin verbringt er seine Tage Cocktails schlürfend auf der Chaiselongue und schaut sich alte Schwarzweißfilme an. Als regelmäßige Arbeit sieht er die unregelmäßige Pflege der Pfauen seines verstorbenen Vaters. Allerdings müssen Charles und seine Schwester Bel bald feststellen, dass sie nicht so reich sind, wie sie dachten. Die von einem Alkoholentzug nach Hause zurückkehrende Mutter zwingt Charles, sich einen Job zu suchen, den Landsitz zu verlassen und endlich auf eigenen Beinen zu stehen. Doch auf die harte Realität in Dublin ist er nicht vorbereitet. Andererseits ist das wirkliche Leben aber auch nicht vorbereitet auf einen wie Charles Hythloday...

Poetry and the Religious Imagination

Author: Dr David Lonsdale
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472426266
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What is the role of spiritual experience in poetry? How do poetic imagination and religious beliefs interact? Exploring such questions through the concept of the religious imagination, this book integrates interdisciplinary research in the area of poetry on the one hand, and theology, philosophy and Christian spirituality on the other. Established theologians, philosophers, literary critics and creative writers explain the primary role of imagination in the writing and reading of poetry.