Author: Mary Jo O'Rear,Gloria Randle Scott,Cecilia Gutierrez Venable,Henry J. Williams
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
From slavery to freedom, to education, to achievement: these words reflect the goals of African Americans who first came as slaves with the Spanish to this part of the Texas coast. Freed by the Civil War on Juneteenth (June 19, 1865), blacks soon established an active and viable community, a significant part of which was defined by the black churches. Prominent leaders emerged, including Solomon Melvin Coles, H. Boyd Hall, Rufus Avery, and Gloria Randle Scott. Using photographs from individual collections, as well as the Corpus Christi Public Library, Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, and Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, African Americans in Corpus Christi reveals the history and people of Corpus Christi.
Latin for "Body of Christ," Corpus Christi is a popular vacation destination, military town, and thriving seaport. Legend has it that Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda discovered and named Corpus Christi Bay in 1519. Henry L. Kinney, a trader who arrived in the area around 1838, is credited with starting the trading post that eventually grew into one of Texas's largest cities and became home to one of the nation's busiest ports. This "Sparkling City by the Sea" balances growth and industry with an appreciation for the air, water, and wildlife that attract both sportsmen and environmentalists. Corpus Christi is a bilingual, bicultural community that embraces both its Mexican and American roots.
In 1887 a Boston physician comes to Texas for some bird hunting for ornithological purposes. He finds the perfect guide in John M. Priour, who leads his Yankee friend on a 400-mile trek through bramble, bog, forest, mud, and more mud. When he returns to Boston, Dr. Peirce details his misadventures in Texas.
"Corpus Christi", der dritte Teil der "Christus Trilogie" von Patrick Roth. Seit ihrem Erscheinen 1998 steht die "Christus Trilogie" im Ruf eines erratischen Blocks in der Landschaft der Gegenwartsliteratur. Quer zum postmodernen Zeitgeist hatte es Patrick Roth unternommen, eine Brücke zurück zu den Stoffen der Bibel zu schlagen und ihren erstarrten Bildern in ungeheuer authentischen Geschichten ("Riverside", "Johnny Shines" und "Corpus Christi") neue Sicht und Fassung zu geben. Die suggestiv-filmische Erzählweise, der symbolische Zugriff und die unorthodoxe Durchmischung mit popkulturellen und mythologischen Elementen lösen die christlichen Mythologeme aus ihren traditionellen theologischen Zusammenhängen – Taufe, Heilung, Wiedererweckung, Kreuzigung und Auferstehung – werden in ihrer numinosen Dimension neu erfahrbar. Gefasst in eine rhythmisierte, bildgewaltige Sprache, aufgeladen mit Suspense, Mystik und Bedeutsamkeit entfalten Roths poetische Konstellationen des christlichen Mythos überwältigende Präsenz und Provokation in unserer transzendenzfernen Zeit.
Western von Horst FriedrichsDer Umfang dieses Buchs entspricht 98 Taschenbuchseiten.Fünf Frauen sollen nach Corpus Christi per Schiff gebracht werden, von wo sie weiter ins Land gebracht und verkauft werden sollen. Doch unterwegs nutzt Sonia die Chance und springt über Bord. Sie hat Glück, denn sie wird gerettet und von dem Kapitän Duncan Stone mit in sein Haus genommen. Aber Lance Evans, der Revolverheld, will seine Ware zurück. Er bekommt sie auch - und mit ihr Rebecca, die Frau, die Duncan liebt.Damit zwingt er Duncan, wieder zur Waffe zu greifen, obwohl er sich geschworen hat, es nie wieder zu tun ...
'A GORGEOUS, ACCOMPLISHED DEBUT' DAVID MITCHELL (Independent Books of the Year) In Corpus Christi, Texas - a town often hit by hurricanes - parents, children, and lovers come together and fall apart, bonded and battered by memories of loss that they feel as acutely as physical pain. A car accident joins strangers linked by an intimate knowledge of madness. A teenage boy remembers his father's act of sudden and self-righteous violence. A 'hurricane party' reunites a couple whom tragedy parted. And, in an unforgettable three-story cycle, an illness heals a man's relationship with his mother and reveals the odd, shifting fidelity of truth to love. Told in fresh, lyrical voices and taut, inventive styles, these narratives explore the complex volatility of love and intimacy, sorrow and renewal. Writing with tough humor, deep humanity, and a keen eye for the natural environment, Bret Anthony Johnston creates a world where cataclysmic events cut people loose from their 'regular lives, floating and spiraling away from where we had been the day before.' The extraordinarily ambitious debut of one of contemporary American most exquisitely talented voices, now available from Two Roads in a new paperback edition.
Religion by Barbara R. Walters,Vincent Corrigan,Peter T. Ricketts
Author: Barbara R. Walters,Vincent Corrigan,Peter T. Ricketts
Publisher: Penn State Press
The feast of Corpus Christi, one of the most solemn feasts of the Latin Church, can be traced to the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215 and its resolution of disputes over the nature of the Eucharist. The feast was first celebrated in Liège in 1246, thanks largely to the efforts of a religious woman, Juliana of Mont Cornillon, who not only popularized the feast, but also wrote key elements of an original office. This volume presents for the first time a complete set of source materials germane to the study of the feast of Corpus Christi. In addition to the multiple versions of the original Latin liturgy, a set of poems in Old French, and their English translations, the book includes complete transcriptions of the music associated with the feast. An introductory essay lays out the historical context for understanding the initiation and reception of the feast.
Corpus Christi (Tex.) by Goals for Corpus Christi (Organization)
In the defiant silence of Jamison Bridges, something strange lurks. Accused kidnapper, murderer, and rapist, he writes the story none in the courtroom could understand. Bridges challenges the accusers and, in this story full of love and light, strives to immortalize the girl he tried to rescue from the world. J. Laine takes the reader into the head of the accused and, by the end, will have you ask yourself, "do I know sin from virtue?"
Finance, Public by Corpus Christi (Tex.). Dept. of Finance
Hired to bring in one of Texas's most notorious gangs of outlaws, bounty hunter and gunfighter J. T. Law heads for Corpus Christi and into a deadly confrontation with the vicious Baxter Brothers. Original.
Surf culture in the texas Coastal Bend began in the early 1960s when a few young men set up surfboard rental stands on the beach. By 1970, thousands of people had caught the surfing bug. In the decades that followed, dozens of surf shops and surfboard makers established themselves in Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, and nearby communities, coastal Bend surers won national championships for their wave-riding prowess, beating out: counterparts from the East Coast, California, and Hawaii. By the 21st century, Coastal Bend wave riders had become a force to be reckoned with, playing strong roles in local political movements that influenced public policy. Husband-and-wife team Dan Parker and Michelle Christenson, curators of the Texas Surf Museum, conducted hundreds of interviews and examined thousands of photographs to produce this book. Numerous Coastal Bend surfers assisted in the effort by contributing photographs from their private collections. Parker and Christenson are longtime Port Aransas surfers who work as newspaper jounralists. The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographys, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.
The Nature of the Church According to the Reformed Tradition
Author: Geddes MacGregor
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Christians do not always mean the same thing when they speak of the Church. What is held about the nature of the Church is of great importance because it is intimately connected with what is held about the nature of Christ. The purpose of this book is to present the Reformed tradition on the subject. At the outset, the author gives a brief sketch of the four main traditions within the Reformation heritage: Lutheran, Anglican, that of the Separatists, and the Reformed. The study includes an examination of the medieval background, an exposition of Calvin's doctrine of the Church, and an extended account of the development of thought on the subject in the Church of Scotland, with special reference to the contributions of the Scottish divines of the seventeenth century. Dr. MacGregor analyzes the Greek term 'ekklesia', and then presents the doctrine of Baptism as meaning incorporation by the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ. He also deals extensively with the subject of the Eucharist, as well as the development of the corporate episcopate in the Reformed Church. The doctrine of the ministry is expounded and some controversial questions considered, including questions about the nature of the eldership. The final chapter reviews the whole conception of the Church as the Body of Christ. MacGregor concludes that the Reformed doctrine of the Church is based soundly on Scripture and the classic definitions of the Person of Christ, and that the only ground for unity in the Church is Christ himself. The Church exists where the Word is preached and the Sacraments are celebrated, and where it calls men to discipline and to service. Scholarly footnotes are given on almost every page, and two appendices are provided. One contains passages, in Latin, illustrating the teaching of St. Augustine on Christ as the Head and the Church as the Body. The other contains extracts, in Latin, French, and English, from ten confessional documents, beginning with the Augsburg Confession (1530) and extending to the Westminster Confession (1647). There is also an extended bibliography and a topical index. This book is an excellent resource for ministers, teachers, and students alike.