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📒The Theater Of Devotion ✍ Gail McMurray Gibson
✏The Theater of Devotion Book Summary : In this interdisciplinary study of drama, arts, and spirituality, Gail Gibson provides a provocative reappraisal of fifteenth-century English theater through a detailed portrait of the flourishing cultures of Suffolk and Norfolk. By emphasizing the importance of the Incarnation of Christ as a model and justification for late medieval drama and art, Gibson challenges currently held views of the secularization of late medieval culture.
📒Devotion ✍ Botho Strauss
✏Devotion Book Summary : Richard Schroubeck, a Berlin bookseller in his early thirties, has entered a devastating time in his life. His girlfriend, Hannah, has left him, and Richard does not know why. Introspective, egoistic, and terribly dependent, Richard is sure Hannah will return, if only because he cannot live without her. He quits his job and withdraws to his apartment and a hermit-like existence, pouring out his guilt and hopes in notes, reflections, and observations he intends Hannah to have, an attempt to close the gap created by her absence.
✏A Method of Devotion Or Rules for Holy Et Devout Living with Prayers on Several Occasions and Advices and Devotions for the Holy Sacrament Book Summary :
📒Art Identity And Devotion In Fourteenth Century England ✍ Kathryn Ann Smith
✏Art Identity and Devotion in Fourteenth century England Book Summary : Examines the De Lisle hours of Margaret de Beauchamp, the De Bois hours (Dubois hours) of Hawisia de Bois, and the Neville of Hornby hours of Isabel de Byron.
📒Competing Devotions ✍ Mary Blair-Loy
✏Competing Devotions Book Summary : The wrenching decision facing successful women choosing between demanding careers and intensive family lives has been the subject of many articles and books, most of which propose strategies for resolving the dilemma. "Competing Devotions" focuses on broader social and cultural forces that create women's identities and shape their understanding of what makes life worth living. Mary Blair-Loy examines the career paths of women financial executives who have tried various approaches to balancing career and family. The professional level these women have attained requires a huge commitment of time, energy, and emotion that seems natural to employers and clients, who assume that a career deserves single-minded allegiance. Meanwhile, these women must confront the cultural model of family that defines marriage and motherhood as a woman's primary vocation. This ideal promises women creativity, intimacy, and financial stability in caring for a family. It defines children as fragile and assumes that men lack the selflessness and patience that children's primary caregivers need. This ideal is taken for granted in much of contemporary society. The power of these assumptions is enormous but not absolute. "Competing Devotions" identifies women executives who try to reshape these ideas. These mavericks, who face great resistance but are aided by new ideological and material resources that come with historical change, may eventually redefine both the nuclear family and the capitalist firm in ways that reduce work-family conflict.
📒Images Of Cult And Devotion ✍ Søren Kaspersen
✏Images of Cult and Devotion Book Summary : Art historical writing has, in the later decades, focused strongly on the use and reception of images. The articles of this publication are devoted to two crucial concepts or functions of images in the Middle Ages and post-Reformation period: the image of cult and the image of devotion. Thereby, they undertake a new discussion of the problems raised by Erwin Panofsky in his article on the Imago Pietatis. At the same time it is the aim of the publication to present a large Nordic material to the international field of scholars.
📒A Companion To Mysticism And Devotion In Northern Germany In The Late Middle Ages ✍ Elizabeth Andersen
✏A Companion to Mysticism and Devotion in Northern Germany in the Late Middle Ages Book Summary : The volume explores the hitherto uncharted late medieval religious landscape of Northern Germany. Through discussion of a rich, varied selection of mystical and devotional texts, also translated into English, a fascinating regional "mystical culture" with a far-reaching impact is revealed.
📒Communities Of Devotion ✍ Dr Elaine Fulton
✏Communities of Devotion Book Summary : Between the later middle ages and the eighteenth century, religious orders were in the vanguard of reform movements within the Christian church. Recent scholarship on medieval Europe has emphasised how mendicants exercised a significant influence on the religiosity of the laity by actually shaping their spirituality and piety. In a similar way for the early modern period, religious orders have been credited with disseminating Tridentine reform, training new clergy, gaining new converts and bringing those who had strayed back into the fold. Much about this process, however, still remains unknown, particularly with regards to east central Europe. Exploring the complex relationship between western monasticism and lay society in east central Europe across a broad chronological timeframe, this collection provides a re-examination of the level and nature of interaction between members of religious orders and the communities around them. That the studies in this collection are all located in east central Europe - Transylvania, Hungary, Austria, and Bohemia- fulfils a second key aim of the volume: the examination of clerical and lay piety in a region of Europe almost entirely ignored by western scholarship. As such the volume provides an important addition to current scholarship, showcasing fresh research on a subject and region on which little has been published in English. The volume further contributes to the reintegration of eastern and western European history, expanding the existing parameters of scholarly discourse into late medieval and early modern religious practice and piety.
📒Devotion ✍ Howard Norman
✏Devotion Book Summary : A “striking, beautifully rendered” novel of love gone wrong, by the author of National Book Award finalist The Bird Artist (The Washington Post Book World). Devotion is an unconventional love story that begins with the recounting of an unlikely crime. Shortly after his marriage to Maggie Field, David Kozol and his father-in-law, William, came to blows on a London sidewalk. William stumbled backward into the path of a taxi, and eleven months later he is still convalescing—and begrudgingly accepting David’s assistance. Estranged from Maggie and desperate to get her back, David has taken over William’s job as caretaker of a large rural estate on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. There, he tends to the main house, his father-in-law, and the resident flock of cranky, impertinent swans. The love between him and Maggie had been instantaneous and intense, and her absence is a constant reminder of how real and enduring it is. But sometimes small things lead to big damages, and strenuous effort is required for even the chance of recovery. “Rarely has such a short novel touched on so many important truths or probed such operatic depths.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Any novel by Howard Norman is cause for celebration. . . . He demonstrates with marveling deliberation that devotion is its own romantic adventure.” —Lorrie Moore “Perhaps his best novel yet.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
📒Psalms For Devotion ✍ Jeanie Maxwell
✏Psalms for Devotion Book Summary : Even though Psalms was written thousands of years ago, it is still an encouragement for us today. In Psalms for Devotion, Author Jeanie Maxwell has written a daily devotional book that will truly be a source of inspiration and encouragement to you throughout your day. In this special book, Jeanie has taken at least one verse from every one of the 150 chapters of Psalms to write a daily meditation for thought.