Saint Cicero and the Jesuits by Robert Aleksander Maryks

By Robert Aleksander Maryks

During this commanding examine, Dr Maryks deals an in depth research of early glossy Jesuit confessional manuals to discover the order's moving attitudes to confession and sense of right and wrong. Drawing on his census of Jesuit penitential literature released among 1554 and 1650, he strains in those works a subtly transferring theology prompted by way of either theology and classical humanism. specifically, the jobs of 'Tutiorism' (whereby anyone follows the legislations instead of the intuition in their personal sense of right and wrong) and 'Probabilism' (which conversely supplies precedence to the individual's sense of right and wrong) are examined.It is argued that for many of the 16th century, books corresponding to Juan Alfonso de Polanco's ''Directory for Confessors'' espousing a Tutiorist line ruled the marketplace for Jesuit confessional manuals until eventually the 17th century, wherein time Probabilism had develop into the dominating strength in Jesuit theology.What brought on this change, from Tutiorism to Probablism, types the crucial thesis of Dr Maryks' e-book. He believes that as an instantaneous results of the Jesuits adoption of a brand new ministry of teaching adolescence within the past due 1540s, Jesuit schoolmasters have been forced to have interaction with classical tradition, many features of which might have resonated with their very own options of spirituality. In rather Ciceronian humanitas and civilta, in addition to rhetorical rules of lodging encouraged Jesuit pondering within the innovative transition from medieval Tutiorism to trendy Probabilism.By integrating techniques of theology, classical humanism and publishing historical past, this e-book deals a compelling account of the way various forces might act upon a non secular order to change the relevant ideals it held and promulgated.

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Victorian Contexts: Literature and the Visual Arts by Murray Roston

By Murray Roston

Examines how either artist and author within the Victorian period replied to the shared demanding situations, assumptions, and dilemmas in their time, usually unaware that a similar difficulties have been being faced within the kindred media. The putting of such writers as Dickens, G.Eliot, Hopkins, and Henry James in the context of Victorian portray, structure, and inside layout deals clean insights into their works, in addition to reassessments of such issues because the mid-century illustration of the Fallen girl or the impression of commodity tradition upon modern aesthetic standards.

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Catholic Resistance in Elizabethan England (Catholic by Victor Houliston

By Victor Houliston

Among ecclesiastical historians, there was elevated curiosity in English Catholicism during the last 20 years end result of the second look of spiritual conflicts in early smooth England, specially the function of the Jesuits. hypothesis approximately Shakespeare's Catholicism has centred the eye of literary students at the event of Elizabethan Catholics. This publication bridges the space among historic and political reviews of the occupation of the Jesuit Robert folks at the one hand and literary reports of Shakespeare and different authors, by means of targeting people' contribution as a author to the polemical tradition of the past due 16th and early 17th centuries. providing a examine of the writing profession of Robert people, chief of the Elizabethan Jesuits, visible as an apostolate in addition to a polemical contestation, this publication relates people' interventions in quite a few controversies in the course of the interval 1580-1610 to the formative reasons of the "Christian listing" (1582), his recognized and phenomenally winning paintings of devotion. This ebook was once initially referred to as the "Book of Resolution", which additionally refers to folks' indefatigability as a author. The examine makes an important contribution to our figuring out of the polemical context of post-Reformation Catholicism in England, and to the Jesuit proposal of the 'apostolate of writing'.

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The Burdens of Sister Margaret: Inside a Seventeenth-Century by Craig Harline

By Craig Harline

In keeping with a treasure trove of letters, this attention-grabbing ebook tells the heritage of a seventeenth-century nun in a convent in Leuven and the way her complaints-of sexual harassment, fears of demonic ownership, alliances one of the different sisters opposed to her-led to her banishment from the convent on events. hugely acclaimed whilst it used to be first released as a revealing examine lady spiritual existence in early glossy Europe, the e-book is now to be had in an abridged paperbound model with a brand new preface through the writer. studies of the clothbound version: "A window to the previous. . . . I enjoyed, simply enjoyed, this book."-Carolyn See, Washington submit "The international Mr. Harline uncovers is an interesting one. . . . the tale of Sister Margaret supplies an additional measurement of humanity to a turning aspect within the heritage of ideas."-Sonia Gernes, Wall highway magazine "Better-than-fiction social background. . . . this can be a glimpse into diaries, letters, hearts, minds, hatreds, and hopes; it is going to enthrall."-Christian Century "Harline's swish writing permits the ladies and males during this non secular group to respire, gossip, pray with tears. . . . The Burdens of Sister Margaret is helping us see the common Reformation in a clean way."-Kevin A. Miller, Christianity at the present time "Microhistory at its best."-Larissa Taylor, Renaissance Quarterly

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Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for by August Turak

By August Turak

August Turak is a profitable entrepreneur, company govt, and award-winning writer who attributes a lot of his good fortune to residing and dealing along the Trappist clergymen of Mepkin Abbey for seventeen years. As a widespread monastic visitor, he discovered firsthand from the priests as they grew a really profitable portfolio of businesses.

Service and selflessness are on the center of the 1,500-year-old monastic tradition's amazing company luck. it's an old notwithstanding immensely suitable fiscal version that preserves what's optimistic and efficient approximately capitalism whereas transcending its moral boundaries and inner contradictions. Combining shiny case reviews from his thirty-year company profession with intimate pics of the priests at paintings, Turak indicates how Trappist rules will be effectively utilized to a number of secular company settings and to our own lives besides. He demonstrates that clergymen and other people like Warren Buffett are wildly winning now not regardless of their excessive ideas yet as a result of them. Turak additionally introduces different "transformational companies" that percentage the an important monastic company concepts so severe for success.

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The Knights Hospitaller of the English Langue 1460-1565 by Gregory O'Malley

By Gregory O'Malley

During this significant contribution to the background of the crusades, O'Malley reports the institutions of the health center of St John of Jerusalem in Britain and eire within the later 15th and 16th centuries. He examines their involvement within the society in these islands and the army, scientific, and devotional paintings of the Hospital's headquarters in Rhodes, Italy, and Malta. this can be the 1st book-length scholarly exam of the paintings of the order's English and Irish priories in any interval.

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The Ministry of Helps Handbook, Vol. 2 (Ministry of Helps) by Buddy Bell

By Buddy Bell

Is helping, Having sufficient Loving humans Serving! church buildings want the ministry of is helping. The time has come for church participants to start doing the paintings for the ministry, and enable the pastors go back to being what they've been known as to do--be spokesmen for Jesus. ultimately, a booklet packed with precious info for lots of: * Ushers * Greeters * Nursery employees * Counselors * all parts of your Church's Ministry of is helping! The Ministry of is helping instruction manual via blood brother Bell is a special mix of training, seminar directions and solutions to often-asked questions. this helpful and whole ebook presents pastors, and participants, with the instruments and insights to revive the ministry of is helping to their church. a few beneficial properties comprise: * Easy-to-apply directions to remodel your is helping ministry * Anointed instructing to enhance faithfulness * Keys to the Biblical foundation for the ministry of is helping * A three-part, five-day seminar define * solutions to universal questions about the ministry of is helping

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XVI by Julia Karr

By Julia Karr

Nina Oberon's lifestyles is lovely common: she hangs out along with her ally, Sandy, and their workforce, is going to varsity, performs together with her little sister, Dee. yet Nina is 15. and prefer all ladies she'll obtain a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her sixteenth birthday. XVI. these 3 letters could be branded on her wrist, asserting to all of the global - even the main predatory of guys - that she is prepared for intercourse. thought of effortless prey by way of a few, portrayed via the Media as sluts who ask for assaults, turning into a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst worry. that's, until eventually correct earlier than her birthday, whilst Nina's mother is brutally attacked. along with her demise breaths, she finds to Nina a surprising fact approximately her prior - person who destroys every little thing Nina concept she knew. Now, by myself yet for her sister, Nina needs to try and become aware of who she relatively is, the entire whereas staying one step prior to her mother's killer.

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