Troubled Pilgrimage

Author: Balwant Bhaneja
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781927494264
Format: PDF
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Troubled Pilgrimage: A Passage to Pakistan is about a journey by the author, a retired Canadian diplomat, who is visiting his ancestral land of Sindh and Punjab in Pakistan, the first visit since he was five. Bhaneja's Hindu family had to leave their homeland following the Partition of the Indian subcontinent in August 1947. The author's journey begins at the Birla House in New Delhi, India where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindu extremist over sixty years ago, from where he travels into Pakistan during the troubled and violent spring of 2006. The reader is taken through bustling Islamabad, the back streets of the author's birthplace Lahore, and to the more remote, and mysterious towns of Sukkur, Rohiri, and Shikarpur in Upper Sindh, the ancestral land from which he and his family were exiled. After revelations about his past, his nation and his people he returns to Delhi for an audience with the "Refugee" Prime Minister I.K. Gujral. The trans-cultural narrative deals with the universal theme of displacement and how it impacts mind and psyche of those involved. It is a thoughtful work about how our multiple identities shape and get played out in a globalized world. What makes some to leave their homelands while others to stay on despite fears and uncertainties of impending future?

Ingmar Bergman

Author: Birgitta Steene
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789053564066
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Exhaustive compendium by one of the world's foremost experts on the Swedish master covers Bergman's life, his cultural background, his entire artistic career and extensive annotated bibliographies of interviews and critical writings on Bergman.

Priest Prophet Pilgrim

Author: Todd Edmondson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630873403
Format: PDF, ePub
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Priest, Prophet, Pilgrim: Types and Distortions of Spiritual Vocation in the Fiction of Wendell Berry and Cormac McCarthy provides a reading of characters in the novels and short stories of two important contemporary American writers through the lens of spiritual theology. Applying the work of Rowan Williams, Nicholas Lash, and others, Edmondson constructs a theological framework that takes seriously the notion of Christian spirituality not as an invitation to flee from this world, but rather as a way of life that seeks reconciliation and joy within this world, encountering and embracing Godʼs presence within everyday existence, in the contexts of such realities as corporeality, communities, and the created order as a whole. This framework is then applied to the fiction of two American authors, Wendell Berry and Cormac McCarthy. By comparing these writers, the characters they create, and the worldviews that shape their narratives, Priest, Prophet, Pilgrim demonstrates, in ways that can be applied to other works and other characters, how the reading of fiction can inform the pursuit of the spiritual life.

King s Sister Queen of Dissent

Author: Jonathan A. Reid
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004174974
Format: PDF, Docs
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This study reconstructs for the first time Marguerite of Navarre s leadership of a broad circle of nobles, prelates, humanist authors, and commoners, who sought to advance the reform of the French church along evangelical (Protestant) lines. Hitherto misunderstood in scholarship, they are revealed to have pursued, despite persecution, a consistent reform program from the Meaux experiment to the end of Francis I s reign through a variety of means: fostering local church reform, publishing a large corpus of religious literature, high-profile public preaching, and attempting to shape the direction of royal policy. Their distinctive doctrines, relations with major reformers including their erstwhile colleague Calvin involvement in major Reformation events, and the impact of their unsuccessful attempt are all explored.

Teaching Religious Education 4 11

Author: Derek Bastide
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134444184
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This long-awaited second edition is an accessible, practical guide for primary teachers. It covers the teaching of religious education at the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Taking account of the changes to RE over the last decade, it maps out and considers the implications for teachers of: changes that have taken place over the last few years with regard to changing aims and objectives in the subject the legal framework the broadening understanding of the notion of religion concern for spiritual development emergence of citizenship as an additional component of the curriculum introduction of formal guidelines to the content of RE teaching Christianity and other world faiths tackling important topics and contemporary issues planning RE across the primary school planning a unit of work using different teaching approaches monitoring and assessing progress. The book is full of practical examples and will also contain a uesful resources section. In addition there will be a chapter on key religions, which will look at Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

Pilgrimage Toward the Light

Author: Miranda MacKenzie
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609769392
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The memoir Pilgrimage Toward the Light: One Woman's Journey Away from the Darkness of Complex Childhood Abuse is author Miranda MacKenzie's chronicle of traumatic childhood abuse. In this honest and powerful book, Ms. MacKenzie recounts her harrowing journey to conquer emotional pain in order to move on with her life. Ms. MacKenzie's story portrays the common effects of abuse in a memorable, heartfelt and emotionally honest tone. The cycle of her mistreatment, perpetrated by family members, propelled her into two abusive marriages, other abusive relationships, and betrayal from religious leaders in her life. In an attempt to cope with her pain, addictions almost took Ms. MacKenzie's life. Just as her darkest hour loomed, she turned to God, finding salvation and healing. A strong relationship with Him has enabled Ms. MacKenzie to serve others with compassion, hope and abundance. About the Author: Miranda MacKenzie grew up in the Mid-West and currently resides in North Texas, where she works part-time as a hospital chaplain. She is inspired to write by her relationship with Jesus Christ and her determination to share her understanding and hope with others. Ms. MacKenzie is working on the next installment of her memoirs, highlighting specific experiences in greater detail. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/MirandaMacKenzie

Tennessee Williams Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

Author: John Lahr
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393247120
Format: PDF
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National Book Critics Circle Award Winner: Biography Category National Book Award Finalist 2015 Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award A Chicago Tribune 'Best Books of 2014' USA Today: 10 Books We Loved Reading Washington Post, 10 Best Books of 2014 The definitive biography of America's greatest playwright from the celebrated drama critic of The New Yorker. John Lahr has produced a theater biography like no other. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. This astute, deeply researched biography sheds a light on Tennessee Williams's warring family, his guilt, his creative triumphs and failures, his sexuality and numerous affairs, his misreported death, even the shenanigans surrounding his estate. With vivid cameos of the formative influences in Williams's life—his fierce, belittling father Cornelius; his puritanical, domineering mother Edwina; his demented sister Rose, who was lobotomized at the age of thirty-three; his beloved grandfather, the Reverend Walter Dakin—Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh is as much a biography of the man who created A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as it is a trenchant exploration of Williams’s plays and the tortured process of bringing them to stage and screen. The portrait of Williams himself is unforgettable: a virgin until he was twenty-six, he had serial homosexual affairs thereafter as well as long-time, bruising relationships with Pancho Gonzalez and Frank Merlo. With compassion and verve, Lahr explores how Williams's relationships informed his work and how the resulting success brought turmoil to his personal life. Lahr captures not just Williams’s tempestuous public persona but also his backstage life, where his agent Audrey Wood and the director Elia Kazan play major roles, and Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Bette Davis, Maureen Stapleton, Diana Barrymore, and Tallulah Bankhead have scintillating walk-on parts. This is a biography of the highest order: a book about the major American playwright of his time written by the major American drama critic of his time.