In this revelatory and genuinely groundbreaking study, François Furstenberg sheds new light on the genesis of American identity. Immersing us in the publishing culture of the early nineteenth century, he shows us how the words of George Washington and others of his generation became America?s sacred scripture and provided the foundation for a new civic culture?one whose reconciliation with slavery unleashed consequences that haunt us still. A dazzling work of scholarship from a brilliant young historian, In the Name of the Father is a major contribution to American social history.
Have you ever found yourself distracted while praying? Do you find work easier than prayer? Do you find praying to be too mechanical? Do you want to have a deeper relationship with God? If you answer yes to any of these questions, this book will help you find your way towards a deeper intimacy with God in prayer. Praying is more than just an activity. It is a meeting between friends. Learn about the two phases of the prayer life, what to do when your prayer seems dry, and how to effectively pray and prepare yourself to discover God more in the context of a growing and mature prayer life. This book will help you build and deepen your relationship with God. It’s time you invested in your number one relationship for eternity.
At the age of nineteen they handed you a rifle with a bayonet and dressed you up in a uniform ... and somehow, you managed to get your hands on a little, dark brown notebook and a pen. After the funeral, a grieving son starts reading the diary his dead father had kept during the Second World War. As he turns each page, searching for a trace of the man he remembers, a portrait of an individual unfolds; a figure made both strange and familiar through the handwritten observations, the yearnings and the confessions. Immanuel Mifsud tells a moving story of pain, warfare, and the things that connect us. As the narrator explores the diary and his own memories, he begins to recognise the man behind the words, the father whose death could release the truth of his life.
One of four innocent people convicted of a terrorist bombing in Guildford, England, tells of the miscarriage of justice that resulted in imprisonment for himself and members of his family, including his father, and describes the struggle to clear his name
Dallas Homicide Detectives Tori Hunter and Samantha Kennedy investigate the murder of a Catholic priest who is found naked and strangled to death. A sex scandal threatens to erupt and cover-ups are soon revealed as their only suspect is found shot dead—mere hours after the murder. Soon details of the murder begin to surface and the secret life of a well-loved priest is exposed. Lies and deceptions unfold as the detectives work to solve the case—even as their superiors demand it be closed.
Be prepared to ponder freedom, the value (and pitfalls) of democracy, morality, and societal division in this dystopian epic told from the perspectives of five different characters ...In 2196, the Republic is the sole surviving state of the new world. The Father rules the people. The Law aims to avoid the mistakes of the old world.Religion is outlawed.Citizens are separated from other people with electric fences.Heath is born in one of the lawless sectors outside of the Republic and is brought up to resist it. Inspired to make a difference after his parents are killed, he joins a rebel group sourcing supplies for his community. Despite progress, Heath knows that his fight for freedom and salvation is a perpetual one and perhaps impossible.Then two of Heath's friends don't return from a mission. Heath learns of a tunnel built under the fences, leading to the other side. But who built it? And why?When the opportunity for liberation arises, the fate of the new world and the legacy of the old one hang in the balance. Heath and his people face a ruthless enemy, one even more merciless than before.Can Heath look into his heart and find the trust and hope the new world needs to take the ultimate risk?A bold and gripping dystopian novel, 'In the Name of the Father' is an inspiring story of love, transformation and the human spirit, transcending what it means to search for truth and fight for life.And what it means to believe in something greater.
Next in the hugely popular series, it is time for the Scorpion to find out what sin his mother has committed. The lights of Rome have dimmed. When the Scorpion and his friends get back to the Holy See, it is a place of fear and death they find, a city cowering under Trebaldi's boot. Their only chance to destroy the Pope's power is to heed Rochnan's last words and look into the past of the Scorpion's mother. Dodging warrior-monks and Inquisitors, they begin to unravel a story that could yield some answers too horrible to contemplate.
What astonishing success the Name-of-the-Father has had! Everyone finds something in it. Who one's father is isn't immediately obvious, hardly being visible to the naked eye. Paternity is first and foremost determined by one's culture. As Lacan said, "The Name-of-the-Father creates the function of the father." But then where does the plural stem from? It isn't pagan, for it is found in the Bible. He who speaks from the burning bush says of Himself that He doesn't have just one Name. In other words, the Father has no proper Name. It is not a figure of speech, but rather a function. The Father has as many names as the function has props. What is its function? The religious function par excellence, that of tying things together. What things? The signifier and the signified, law and desire, thought and the body. In short, the symbolic and the imaginary. Yet if these two become tied to the real in a three-part knot, the Name-of-the-Father is no longer anything but mere semblance. On the other hand, if without it everything falls apart, it is the symptom of a failed knotting. - Jacques-Alain Miller
I was living a lie. I couldn't be caught in my deception, or my family and friends would abandon me. But my fears became reality and I was cast away as if I were garbage. Then this man, a stranger, took me home and showed me that love can take on many forms, that I'm not filled with sin or doomed to go to hell because I'm gay. He showed me that I'm not broken. I don't need to be fixed. What I need is to be nurtured and cared for. This man showed me that it's okay to be his boy and to call him Daddy...Seth was a good Christian son raised in a very conservative church. He learned early on that the world is evil and filled with sinners-but the most horrible thing you can be is gay. When his shame is discovered, he's shipped off to a special camp that fixes deviants like him. Years have passed since then, yet he still runs from himself every day.Malcolm was a good Daddy for almost ten years before his boy died.No longer daring to be too close with another man again, he's avoided clubs and old friends that remind him of a life filled with a joy he can no longer have. Unable to find a purpose in his lonely existence, he spends night after night in a dive bar at the edge of town. However, witnessing a scared young man being harassed by two bullies jolts him out of his misery.No one messes with someone vulnerable and helpless on his watch... Note: In the Name of the Father is a full-length novel with angst and a slow burn romance between an older daddy and younger boy. You can expect lots of hurt/comfort, a daddy with some kinky tricks up his sleeve and a sweet HEA.Possible triggers: Extreme past abuse involving both physical and emotional trauma.
In October of 1990, four members of Tracy's family were assassinated in Lebanon in what is still referred to as the worst massacre of the Lebanese Civil war. Those killed were her father Dany, her step-mother Ingred, and two step brothers, Tarek and Julian aged 7 and 5 respectively. Only Tracy's 1-year-old sister, Tamara, who was asleep in her crib and believed not to be seen during the raid, survived. Tracy was visiting in the United States at the time. Since those tragedies, she began to live and practice her messages of peace through her writing. Her first book published in France, 'Au Nom Du Pere' (In the Name of the Father) won the prestigious Prix Verite (Prize of Truth) by the city of Cannes, France in 1991. It is written in autobiographical form and speaks of her life growing up in a prominent political family during the civil war (1974 ' 1990) in Lebanon and it culminates with the assassination of her family members.
A Psychological Thriller. Liz's best friend rode off on the back of a motorcycle when she was 16 years old. Her body parts washed up on the shores of a Virginia beach community days later, prompting Liz's parents to sequester her away to Richmond, far away from the vicious murder. Now on her own, Liz returns to take back that part of her life and make peace with the events of her 16th summer. John Williams's heart broke when, after being questioned in the grisly murder, Liz's parents spirited her away for good, leaving him grieving for his forsaken love. With the guidance of his father, the community preacher, John moves on with a clear understanding of his life's mission. When another body turns up, safety becomes elusive, even in the small community church where the answers are hidden. Liz and John have to face the truth that the killer is still out there. Waiting. Watching them.
When unemployed Zimbabwean Promise Murewa was apprehended at a roadblock outside Polokwane City one night, he did not have a drivers' licence. He also did not have legal papers to be in South Africa. The police found that the car he was driving belonged to a Catholic priest called Father Dorota. Promise was detained, and later information emerged that Father Dorota was murdered on the same night. So Promise became a suspect in the murder of the priest. Promise's story plays out in the courtroom as the events leading to the death of Father Dorota are revealed before Judge Mulder. While the state had been able to secure an attorney to defend Promise, a social group of Zimbabwean expatriates believes that there is more to the crime Promise is accused of committing than meet the eye. The group hires Solly ka Afrika, a private investigator, to find out what really took place. And thus the audience gets transported back to the 60s and the 70s where they encounter the sordid life of the dead priest. As the worms begin to crawl out of the woodwork, the audience, and the prosecution realise that Father Dorota was not a saint he was portrayed to be. For the fight for Promise's survival centres around the repugnant sexual abuses that he suffered at the hands of the man he is tried for killing. It is left to Judge Mulder to deliberate whether Promise is guilty of the crime or not. But did Promise kill the priest or not?
In the Name of the Father: The Rhetoric of the New Southern Baptist Convention begins with an analysis of the 1979 Southern Baptist Convention, the watershed convention where moderate forces fell before the powerful oratory of the ultraconservative faction, which has remained in power ever since. Communication professors Carl L. Kell and L. Raymond Camp investigate the rhetorical shift from moderate to ultraconservative in the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest denomination in the South and the largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Drawing on sermons delivered at national conventions from 1979 to the present, Kell and Camp outline the discourses of fundamentalism, inerrancy, and exclusion. These discourses, the authors assert, point to the SBC leaders' call for a return to times before feminism and tolerance of varying sexual orientations allegedly brought chaos to society and shook believers from their theological foundations.
A unique resource which offers a sermon for every Sunday, Feast Day and Holy Day of Obligation of the Extraordinary Form calendar by outstanding Catholic theologians, priests and religious from Britain and America.
THOUGHT PROVOCKING! "In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." Have you ever wondered what the Holy Covenant Name of our Creator actually is? After all He did create you. Isn't it about time you found out? Like most of us believers, we say the words during weddings and baptism's, and funerals and communion services. We all say "In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit"; but Have you ever noticed that they leave without SAYING the actual NAME of the Father? Have you ever noticed that at the funeral? How about the Name of the Son? Was it mentioned at the last wedding you attended? The Holy Covenant Name of the Holy Spirit; was it uttered at the last Baptism you attended? Our Father in heaven, Our Creator; What is His actual Name? Is His Name "God"? Is it "Lord"? What is REALLY the ACTUAL Holy Covenant Name of our Father in heaven? What is the Name of the Son? After all; he did die for you. Is it "Jesus"? Was it "Christ"? Is it "Hossanah"? How about "King of kings," or "Lord of lords"? The Holy Spirit has a Name, do you know what it is? After we uncover the facts together in this book; it will change the way that you thought about modern christianity forever! This book is a memorial to the Name of the Father, and to the Name of the Son, and to the Name of the Holy Spirit! This book will SHOCK you! The information revealed In this book, is the most important information to surface in the last 2000 years; concerning the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This book will ASTOUND you; with facts derived soully from the "King James" version of the Holy Scripture's; which is the version of Holy Scripture that allmost ALL protestant christian denominations rely upon for the truth of the Holy Word. That is why the "King James" version is the primary resource book that we will be using to prove out each Holy Covenant Name. Finally: A book that takes the reader "by the hand" and presents the historical evidenc
YHWH GOD SELF-REVELATION BY HIS NAME ______________________________________________________________________________ There is no doubt that the subjects that have caused the most confusion, divisions, and disagreements among all religions and/or denominations are the subjects of God, the “Trinity,” and water baptism. But rest assure that, after reading this book, you will have no more doubts or confusion disturbing you, because in this book, it’s all explained step by step by the Word of God and not by the invented and assumed traditions of men, that have changed the true Gospel of Christ. “Only the wise shall understand!” Daniel 12:10 ______________________________________________________________________________ God said to Moses: I AM YAHWEH! Exodus 3:14 In other words He said: I AM ETERNAL, THE EVER-PRESENT ONE!