A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780062116703
Available:
Release: 2011-07-26
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Beloved, profoundly moving account of the author's marriage, the couple's search for faith and friendship with C. S. Lewis, and a spiritual strength that sustained Vanauken after his wife's untimely death.

A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Pages: 483
ISBN: 0802725783
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: Walker Large Print
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author recounts his courtship and marriage, friendship with and guidance by C.S. Lewis, the transforming presence of Christ in his and his wife's lives, and his wife's faith-testing, final illness

A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1444701401
Available:
Release: 2011-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

C. S. Lewis was their mentor and friend. When tragedy struck, he became their guide and a comforter of piercing insight and compassion. His letters are carefully preserved and reproduced in this moving account of the extraordinary love between Sheldon Vanauken and Jean Davis. This beautiful tale bears witness not only to the relationship between Van and Davy, but to the understanding which grew between two men who both had to suffer the severe pain of loss.

A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
Author: Mark J. Boda
Pages: 632
ISBN: 9781575066844
Available:
Release: 2009-07-21
Editor: Penn State Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The biblical-theological approach Boda takes in this work is canonical-thematic, tracing the presentation of the theology of sin and its remedy in the canonical form and shape of the Old Testament. The hermeneutical foundations for this enterprise have been laid by others in past decades, especially by Brevard Childs in his groundbreaking work. But A Severe Mercy also reflects recent approaches to integrating biblical understanding with other methodologies in addition to Childs’s. Thus, it enters the imaginative space of the ancient canon of the Old Testament in order to highlight the “word views” and “literary shapes” of the “texts taken individually and as a whole collection.” For the literary shape of the individual texts, it places the “word views” of the dominant expressions and images, as well as various passages, in the larger context of the biblical books in which they are found. For the literary shape of the texts as a collection, it identifies key subthemes and traces their development through the Old Testament canon. The breadth of Boda’s study is both challenging and courageous, resulting in the first comprehensive examination of the topic in the 21st century.

A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
Author: Mark J. Boda
Pages: 622
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124108247
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Eisenbrauns
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The biblical-theological approach Boda takes in this work is canonical-thematic, tracing the presentation of the theology of sin and its remedy in the canonical form and shape of the Old Testament. The hermeneutical foundations for this enterprise have been laid by others in past decades, especially by Brevard Childs in his groundbreaking work. But A Severe Mercy also reflects recent approaches to integrating biblical understanding with other methodologies in addition to Childs's. Thus, it enters the imaginative space of the ancient canon of the Old Testament in order to highlight the "word views" and "literary shapes" of the "texts taken individually and as a whole collection." For the literary shape of the individual texts, it places the "word views" of the dominant expressions and images, as well as various passages, in the larger context of the biblical books in which they are found. For the literary shape of the texts as a collection, it identifies key subthemes and traces their development through the Old Testament canon. The breadth of Boda's study is both challenging and courageous, resulting in the first comprehensive examination of the topic in the 21st century.

Under the Mercy

Under the Mercy
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Pages: 263
ISBN: 0898702135
Available:
Release: 1988-09-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sequel to the runaway bestseller A Severe Mercy

Sheldon Vanauken

Sheldon Vanauken
Author: Will Vaus
Pages: 312
ISBN: 1935688030
Available:
Release: 2013-02-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The life story of Sheldon Vanauken is one of adventure, romance, conversion, grief, and recovery. Much of this was chronicled in the autobiographical bestseller, A Severe Mercy.However, a good deal of Vanauken's fascinating life remained shrouded in secrecy ... until now. Through a process of careful historical research, including interviews with Vanauken's many friends, colleagues, and students, Will Vaus reveals to the reader the numerous facets of a complex character. In this biography we discover: Vanauken the struggling student, the bon-vivant lover, the sailor who witnessed the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the seeker who returned to faith through C. S. Lewis, the beloved professor of English literature and history, the feminist and anti-war activist who participated in the March on the Pentagon, the bestselling author, and Vanauken the convert to Catholicism. What emerges is the portrait of a man relentlessly in search of beauty, love, and truth, a man who believed that, in the end, he found all three. "A sympathetic, perceptive and well researched study of one of America's most important recent religious writers. Readers of A Severe Mercy are in Will Vaus' debt for such an illuminating and informative study." Alister McGrath, author of C. S. Lewis: A Life "Van was a character - a very good one as it happens, and Will Vaus catches the actuality of this intriguing man of many parts. Very illuminating reading." Thomas Howard, author of On Being Catholic "This is a charming biography about a doubly charming man who wrote a triply charming book. It is a great way to meet the man behind A Severe Mercy." Peter Kreeft, author of Jacob's Ladder: Ten Steps to Truth "Vaus has masterfully captured the spirit of Vanauken, his deep desire for beauty, his mistakes along the way, and eventually his love of God. Reading this biography takes me back to the same deep emotions I have every time I read A Severe Mercy." Jim Belcher, author of Deep Church "Sheldon Vanauken's story of C. S. Lewis, Oxford, a passionate love, and a tragic loss captured the imagination of Evangelical Christians thirty years ago. Will Vaus' biography of the author of A Severe Mercy captures the same mixture of a flawed romantic quest driven by a longing for truth, goodness and beauty, that culminates in the fullness of the Catholic faith. Vaus' book is a study in divine providence and a captivating biography of a unique and noble soul." Fr. Dwight Longenecker, author of The Quest for the Creed "Very well written, thoroughly researched, hard to put down despite many tears - Will Vaus captures the essence of Van in this book." Marion, Davy Vanauken's daughter Will Vaus is a popular speaker and the author of a variety of books including The Hidden Story of Narnia, Speaking of Jack, and Mere Theology.

Philosophies of Love

Philosophies of Love
Author: David L. Norton,Mary F. Kille
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781461640806
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Release: 1989-01-18
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit www.rowmanlittlefield.com.

Gateway to Heaven

Gateway to Heaven
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Pages: 288
ISBN: UOM:39015005515732
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Release: 1980
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
Language: en

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Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford
Author: Carolyn Weber
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780849949319
Available:
Release: 2013-02-04
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Well written, often poignant and surprisingly relatable." - Kirkus Reviews "A hugely readable journey of cultural and spiritual discovery, sparkling with wit and wisdom." - Alister McGrath "Carolyn Weber's memoir reads like a fast-paced novel. I loved the humor, skillful use of language and her compelling account of her steps to finding God at Oxford. I was totally captivated from beginning to end." - Marilyn Meberg Surprised by Oxford is the memoir of a skeptical agnostic who comes to a dynamic personal faith in God during graduate studies in literature at Oxford University. Carolyn Weber arrives at Oxford a feminist from a loving but broken family, suspicious of men and intellectually hostile to all things religious. As she grapples with her God-shaped void alongside the friends, classmates, and professors she meets, she tackles big questions in search of Truth, love, and a life that matters. From issues of fatherhood, feminism, doubt, doctrine, and love, Weber explores the intricacies of coming to faith with an aching honesty and insight echoing that of the poets and writers she studied. Rich with illustration and literary references, Surprised by Oxford is at once gritty and lyrical; both humorous and spiritually perceptive. This savvy, credible account of Christian conversion and its after-effects follows the calendar year and events of the school year as it entertains, informs, and promises to engage even the most skeptical and unlikely reader. "Surprised by Oxford is a sprightly contribution to the genre of spiritual memoirs in the vein of C.S. Lewis's Surprised by Joy and Lauren F. Winner's Girl Meets God. Carolyn Weber is an unconventional thinker whose engagingly told faith journey will speak to folks who still believe that thoughtful people cannot be Christian." - Lyle W. Dorsett

Playing God

Playing God
Author: Andy Crouch
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780830837656
Available:
Release: 2013-09-06
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores the dynamics of power, discussing how it either can make human flourishing possible or can destroy the image of God in people.

A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
Author: Sheldon Vanaukem
Pages: 242
ISBN: 0553206184
Available:
Release: 1981
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Pages: 233
ISBN: 0060688211
Available:
Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Mercies

Mercies
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Pages: 64
ISBN: 093188828X
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Release: 1988
Editor: Christendom Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Little Lost Marion and Other Mercies

The Little Lost Marion and Other Mercies
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0940535882
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Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed
Author: C.S. Lewis
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780571265794
Available:
Release: 2012-10-04
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Grief Observed comprises the reflections of the great scholar and Christian on the death of his wife after only a few short years of marriage. Painfully honest in its dissection of his thoughts and feelings, this is a book that details his paralysing grief, bewilderment and sense of loss in simple and moving prose. Invaluable as an insight into the grieving process just as much as it is as an exploration of religious doubt, A Grief Observed will continue to offer its consoling insights to a huge range of readers, as it has for over fifty years. 'A classic of the genre, a literary answer to the pain of loss.' Robert McCrum

History of the Catholic Church

History of the Catholic Church
Author: James Hitchcock
Pages: 580
ISBN: 9781586176648
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive history of the Catholic Church from its beginnings in Jesus' ministry to its current status in an increasingly secular world.

The Faith of a Heretic

The Faith of a Heretic
Author: Walter A. Kaufmann
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781400866168
Available:
Release: 2015-06-09
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1959, The Faith of a Heretic is the most personal statement of the beliefs of Nietzsche biographer and translator Walter Kaufmann. A first-rate philosopher in his own right, Kaufmann here provides the fullest account of his views on religion. Although he considered himself a heretic, he was not immune to the wellsprings and impulses from which religion originates, declaring it among the most vital and radical expressions of the human mind. Beginning with an autobiographical prologue that traces his evolution from religious believer to "heretic," the book touches on theology, organized religion, morality, suffering, and death—all examined from the perspective of a "quest for honesty." Kaufmann also subjects philosophy's faith in truth, reason, and absolute morality to the same heretical treatment. The resulting exploration of the faiths of a nonbeliever in a secular age is as fresh and challenging as when it was first published. In a new foreword, Stanley Corngold vividly describes the intellectual and biographical milieu of Kaufmann’s provocative book.

Mere Theology

Mere Theology
Author: Will Vaus
Pages: 266
ISBN: 083082782X
Available:
Release: 2004-03-30
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides an exposition of the theology of C.S. Lewis, including discussion of his beliefs on God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Creation, free will, masculinity, femininity, and facets of heaven.

The Terrible Speed of Mercy

The Terrible Speed of Mercy
Author: Jonathan Rogers
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781595554185
Available:
Release: 2012-09-17
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Many of my ardent admirers would be roundly shocked and disturbed if they realized that everything I believe is thoroughly moral, thoroughly Catholic, and that it is these beliefs that give my work its chief characteristics.” —Flannery O’Connor Flannery O’Connor’s work has been described as “profane, blasphemous, and outrageous.” Her stories are peopled by a sordid caravan of murderers and thieves, prostitutes and bigots whose lives are punctuated by horror and sudden violence. But perhaps the most shocking thing about Flannery O’Connor’s fiction is the fact that it is shaped by a thoroughly Christian vision. If the world she depicts is dark and terrifying, it is also the place where grace makes itself known. Her world—our world—is the stage whereon the divine comedy plays out; the freakishness and violence in O’Connor’s stories, so often mistaken for a kind of misanthropy or even nihilism, turn out to be a call to mercy. In this biography, Jonathan Rogers gets at the heart of O’Connor’s work. He follows the roots of her fervent Catholicism and traces the outlines of a life marked by illness and suffering, but ultimately defined by an irrepressible joy and even hilarity. In her stories, and in her life story, Flannery O’Connor extends a hand in the dark, warning and reassuring us of the terrible speed of mercy.