In The Valley Of Wormwood
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📒In The Valley Of Wormwood ✍ Thomas Merton
✏In the Valley of Wormwood Book Summary : Shortly after entering the monastic life in December 1941, a relatively unknown Trappist monk called Frater Louis-who would later be known to the world by his given name, Thomas Merton-began to pen biographical sketches of early Cistercian blessed and saints. These were initially collected, printed, and bound inexpensively, with no mention of the author, by the Abbey of Gethsemani. They are now published here for a wide audience for the first time. This work of the very young Merton perhaps takes on added significance when one considers the writing that lay just ahead of him at the time. In 1948, his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, was published and soon became an unexpected national bestseller. This long-awaited publication of In the Valley of Wormwood offers a window into Merton's thinking and his spiritual life just a few years before his phenomenal autobiography would see the light of day. Thomas Merton (1915–1968) was a monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky. He was a renowned writer, theologian, poet, and social activist. Patrick Hart, OCSO, a native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, entered the Abbey of Gethsemani in 1951 and served as secretary to Thomas Merton during the last year of his life. He has edited many books by and about Thomas Merton during the thirty-eight years since the latter's death on December 10, 1968. He has served on the board of directors for Cistercian Publications for the past thirty years.
📒The Wormwood Ultimatum ✍ L.D. Nelson
✏The Wormwood Ultimatum Book Summary : Much has changed not only in his own life but also within the world as Erik Roskov, a special agent for the British intelligence service, leaves England to investigate a secret project taking place in the mountains just two hours from Moscow. Greta Burkov, a principle member of the project, is nearly out of her mind with worry. Her husband has been missing for well over six months and when Erik storms through the back door of her cabin with his pistol in hand it seems as though Thomas Burkov has simply disappeared into thin air. But somebody wants Greta dead. After she accepts her friend Otto Zorkovs invitation to stay in his mountain cabin where she hopes she will be safe, Otto and Greta soon learn that national security is in jeopardy just as Erik and his team discover the mysterious Wormwood files. Led to a select group of ecologists who, combined with a group of rogue military officers, are about to carry out a covert military operation that could disrupt the entire social and governmental structure of the world, Erik and his team must try to abort the diabolical plan and save the world government before it is too late.
📒Wormwood ✍ Seán Virgo
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📒The Great Beginning Of Citeaux ✍ E. Rozanne Elder
✏The Great Beginning of Citeaux Book Summary : In the closing decades of the twelfth century, the Cistercian Order had become an important ecclesiastical and economic power in Europe. Yet it had lost its influential spokesman, Bernard of Clairvaux, and as the century drew to a close, religious sensibilities were changing. The new mendicant orders, the Franciscans and the Dominicans, and the impulses they embodied were to shift the center of gravity in Christian religious life for centuries to come. It was in this transitional period that Conrad of Eberbach gradually—between the 1180s and 1215—compiled the Exordium magnum cisterciense: The Great Beginning of Cîteaux. It is a book of history and lore, often with miraculous stories, meant to continue a great spiritual tradition, and it is also a book meant to justify and repair the Order. The Exordium magnum was in part an effort to provide a historical and formative context for those who were to be Cistercians in the thirteenth century. Conrad's combination of a historical sensibility and the edifying exempla makes the Exordium magnum a remarkably innovative book. Its unique combination of genres—narratio and exempla—is conceivable only within the intellectual world of the twelfth or early thirteenth centuries, before exempla collections came to be complied solely for edification or use in sermons. The Great Beginning of Cîteaux is a revealing book and an excellent place to begin more detailed study of the Cistercian Order between 1174 and the middle of the thirteenth century.
📒Lagomorphs ✍ Robert S Hoffmann
✏Lagomorphs Book Summary : This book is a continuation of the series of monographs on different orders of mammals. This volume is devoted to the description of the order Lagomorpha, which is represented by two extant familiesLeporidae and Ochotonidae. All descriptions of groups and species are given according to the scheme followed in the preceding volumes of the series. Pal
📒Wormwood And Gall ✍ R.S. Pierpoint
✏Wormwood and Gall Book Summary : These are The Collected Works of R. S. Pierpoint. From quirky short stories to hauntingly beautiful poetry, to his days in the self-published newspaper industry. Pierpoint continues in the finest innovative traditions of Kurt Vonnegut, Tennessee Williams and O. Henry. The Collection also contains lyrics to many of his insightful and unforgettable songs along with fine examples of his Pulp Fiction. He creates a tapestry of love and human beingness that somehow, in some unexplainable way touches us all. He has a breezy flowing way with the pen that often makes us forget the depth of what we are actually reading. Pierpoint is also the author of "After The Mardi Gras" which along with "Wormwood and Gall" are slowly moving towards their destiny as Cult Literature Classics.
📒Historical Sketch Of The Chemung Valley Etc ✍ Theseus Apoleon Cheney
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✏Plants of Central Asia Plant Collection from China and Mongolia Book Summary : This volume deals with leadwort (Plumbaginaceae), olive (Oleaceae), butterfly-bush (Buddlejaceae), gentian (Gentianaceae), buck-bean (Menyanthaceae), dogbane (Apocynaceae) and milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) families. The book includes 4 plates and 5 maps of distribution ranges.
📒Wormwood Volume Three Patterns In The Weave ✍ John Kedrowski
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📒The Templars ✍ Piers Paul Read
✏The Templars Book Summary : In 1099, the city of Jerusalem, a possession of the Islamic Caliphate for over four-hundred years, fell to an army of European knights intent on restoring the Cross to the Holy Lands. From the ranks of these holy warriors emerged an order of monks trained in both scripture and the military arts, an order that would protect and administer Christendom's prized conquest for almost a century: the Knights of the Temple of Solomon, or the Templars. In this articulate and engaging history, Piers Paul Read explores the rise, the catastrophic fall, and the far-reaching legacy of these knights who took, and briefly held, the most bitterly contested citadel in the monotheistic West. Drawing on the most recent scholarship, and writing with authority and candor, Read chronicles the history of the blood-splattered monks who still infiltrate modernity in literature, as the inspiration for secret societies, and in the backyard fantasies of any child with access to a stick and a garbage can lid. More than armed holy men, the Templars also represented the first uniformed standing army in the Western world. Sustaining their military order required vast sums of money, and, to that end, a powerful multinational corporation formed. The prosperity that European financiers enjoyed, from the efficient management of Levantine possessions and from pioneering developments in the field of international banking, would help jump-start Europe's long-slumbering Dark Age economy. In 1307, the French king, Philip IV, expropriated Templar lands, unleashing a wave of repression that would crest five years later. After Templar leaders broke down and confessed, under torture, to blasphemy, heresy, and sodomy, Pope Clement V suppressed the Order in 1312. Was it guilty as charged? And what relevance has the story to our own times? In this remarkable history, Piers Paul Read explores the Crusades and the individual biographies of the many colorful characters that fought them.