City of God

City of God
Author: Paulo Lins
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781408827345
Available:
Release: 2011-11-03
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cidade de Deus, the City of God ... welcome to one of Rio's most notorious slums. A place where the streets are awash with drugs, where violence can erupt at any moment, over drugs, money ... and love... but also where the samba beat rocks til dawn, where the women are the most beautiful on earth, and where one young man wants to escape his background and become a photographer. Paulo Lins was born in Rio de Janeiro and at age seven moved to the 'City of God' housing project. He escaped the cycle of violence there to become an internationally celebrated writer, and still lives in Rio. This novel is the result of extended research in the housing project where Lins was raised. He spent eight years interviewing people and researching the drug trafficking and gang warfare that marked the history of the neighbourhood in the 1970s and 80s. Based on a true story, this is a sprawling, magnificently told epic about the history of gang life in Rio's favelas. The original novel of the hugely acclaimed film.

The City of God

The City of God
Author: Augustine (Saint Bishop of Hippo.)
Pages: 329
ISBN: NWU:35556023379449
Available:
Release: 1884
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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City of God

City of God
Author: Paulo Lins,Alison Entrekin
Pages: 483
ISBN: 9780747576808
Available:
Release: 2006-05-01
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Now available in English for the first time, "City of God" is the searing novel upon which the acclaimed hit film was based.

The City of God Vol 2

The City of God  Vol  2
Author: Saint Augustine,Saint Augustine of Hippo
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1330886445
Available:
Release: 2015-07-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Excerpt from The City of God, Vol. 2: De Civitate Dei Having got through the intricate questions of the world's original, and mankind's, our method now calls us to discourse of the first mans fall, nay the first fall of both in that kind, and consequently of the original and propagation of our mortality: for God made not man as He did angels, that although they sinned, yet they could not die: but so, that having performed their course in obedience, death could not prevent them from partaking for ever of blessed and angelical immortality: but having left this course, death should take them into just condemnation, as we said in the last book. Chapter II. Of the death that may befall the immortal soul, and of the body's death. But I see I must open this kind of death a little plainer. For mans soul (though it be immortal) dies a kind of death. It is called immortal, because it can never fail to be living, and sensitive: and the body is mortal, because it may be destitute of life, and left quite dead in itself. But the death of the soul is, when God leaves it: and the death of the body is when the soul leaves it; so that the death of both, is when the soul being left of God, leaves the body. And this death is seconded by that which the Scripture calls the second death. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The City of God Books I VII

The City of God  Books I   VII
Author: Saint Augustine
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0813215544
Available:
Release: 2008-09
Editor: CUA Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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City of God

City of God
Author: Augustine,Henry Scowcroft Bettenson,Gillian Rosemary Evans
Pages: 1097
ISBN: 9780140448948
Available:
Release: 2003-11-27
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

One of the great cornerstones in the history of Christian philosophy, The City of God provides an insightful interpretation of the development of modern Western society and the origin of most Western thought. Contrasting earthly and heavenly cities--representing the omnipresent struggle between good and evil--Augustine explores human history in its relation to all eternity. In Thomas Merton's words, "The City of God is the autobiography of the Church written by the most Catholic of her great saints." This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition is a complete and unabridged version of the Marcus Dods translation.

City of God

City of God
Author: E. L. Doctorow
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780812985894
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With brilliant and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on an idea of the modern reality of God. At the heart of this stylistically daring tour de force is a detective story about a cross that vanishes from a rundown Episcopal church in lower Manhattan only to reappear on the roof of an Upper West Side synagogue. Intrigued by the mystery—and by the maverick rector and the young rabbi investigating the strange act of desecration—is a well-known novelist, whose capacious brain is a virtual repository for the ideas and disasters of the age. Daringly poised at the junction of the sacred and the profane, filled with the sights and sounds of New York, and encompassing a large cast of vividly drawn characters including theologians, scientists, Holocaust survivors, and war veterans, City of God is a monumental work of spiritual reflection, philosophy, and history by America's preeminent novelist and chronicler of our time. Praise for City of God “A grander perspective on the universe . . . a novel that sets its sights on God.”—The Wall Street Journal “Dazzling . . . The true miracle of City of God is the way its disparate parts fuse into a consistently enthralling and suspenseful whole.”—Time “Blooms with humor, and a humanity that carries triumphant as intelligent a novel as one might hope to find these days.”—Los Angeles Times “Radiates [with] panoramic ambition and spiritual incandescence.”—Chicago Tribune “One of the greatest American novels of the past fifty years . . . Reading City of God restores one's faith in literature.”—The Houston Chronicle From the Hardcover edition.

City of God

City of God
Author: Beverly Swerling
Pages: 522
ISBN: 9781416549215
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York's first Jewish lawyer battles such challenges as corrupt Tammany politicians, evangelical preachers, and opium-smoking doctors in the years prior to the Civil War.

City of God

City of God
Author: Sara Miles
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781455547326
Available:
Release: 2014-02-04
Editor: Jericho Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Paradise is a garden...but heaven is a city. From the acclaimed author of Take This Bread and Jesus Freak comes a powerful new account of venturing beyond the borders of religion into the unpredictable territory of faith. On Ash Wednesday, 2012, Sara Miles and her friends left their church buildings and carried ashes to the buzzing city streets: the crowded dollar stores, beauty shops, hospital waiting rooms, street corners and fast-food joints of her neighborhood. They marked the foreheads of neighbors and strangers, sharing blessings with waitresses and drunks, believers and doubters alike. CITY OF GOD narrates the events of the day in vivid detail, exploring the profound implications of touching strangers with a reminder of common mortality. As the story unfolds, Sara Miles also reflects on life in her city over the last two decades, where the people of God suffer and rejoice, building community amid the grit and beauty of this urban landscape. CITY OF GOD is a beautifully written personal narrative, rich in complex, real-life characters, and full of the "wild, funny, joyful, raucous, reverent" moments of struggle and faith that have made Miles one of the most enthralling Christian writers of our time.

City of God

City of God
Author: E. L. Doctorow
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780812985894
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With brilliant and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on an idea of the modern reality of God. At the heart of this stylistically daring tour de force is a detective story about a cross that vanishes from a rundown Episcopal church in lower Manhattan only to reappear on the roof of an Upper West Side synagogue. Intrigued by the mystery—and by the maverick rector and the young rabbi investigating the strange act of desecration—is a well-known novelist, whose capacious brain is a virtual repository for the ideas and disasters of the age. Daringly poised at the junction of the sacred and the profane, filled with the sights and sounds of New York, and encompassing a large cast of vividly drawn characters including theologians, scientists, Holocaust survivors, and war veterans, City of God is a monumental work of spiritual reflection, philosophy, and history by America's preeminent novelist and chronicler of our time. Praise for City of God “A grander perspective on the universe . . . a novel that sets its sights on God.”—The Wall Street Journal “Dazzling . . . The true miracle of City of God is the way its disparate parts fuse into a consistently enthralling and suspenseful whole.”—Time “Blooms with humor, and a humanity that carries triumphant as intelligent a novel as one might hope to find these days.”—Los Angeles Times “Radiates [with] panoramic ambition and spiritual incandescence.”—Chicago Tribune “One of the greatest American novels of the past fifty years . . . Reading City of God restores one's faith in literature.”—The Houston Chronicle From the Hardcover edition.

Dancing with the Devil in the City of God

Dancing with the Devil in the City of God
Author: Juliana Barbassa
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781476756271
Available:
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From prizewinning journalist and Brazilian native Juliana Barbassa comes a deeply reported and beautifully written account of the seductive and chaotic city of Rio de Janeiro as it struggles with poverty and corruption on the brink of the 2016 Olympic Games. Juliana Barbassa moved a great deal throughout her life, but Rio was always home. After twenty-one years abroad, she returned to find her native city—once ravaged by inflation, drug wars, corrupt leaders, and dying neighborhoods—undergoing a major change. Rio has always aspired to the pantheon of global capitals, and under the spotlight of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games it seems that its moment has come. But in order to prepare itself for the world stage, Rio must vanquish the entrenched problems that Barbassa recalls from her childhood. Turning this beautiful but deeply flawed place into a pristine showcase of the best that Brazil has to offer in just a few years is a tall order—and with the whole world watching, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Library Journal called Dancing with the Devil in the City of God “akin to Charlie LeDuff’s Detroit”—a book that “combines history and personal interviews in an informative and engaging work.” This kaleidoscopic portrait of Rio introduces the reader to the people who make up this city of extremes, revealing their aspirations and their grit, their violence, their hungers, and their splendor, and shedding light on the future of this city they are building together. Dancing with the Devil in the City of God is an insider perspective from a native daughter and “a fascinating look at the people who live in and aspire to change one of the world’s most impressive cities” (Booklist, starred review).

Studying City of God

Studying City of God
Author: Stephanie Muir
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781911325208
Available:
Release: 2008-08-08
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A leading example of a resurgent Latin American cinema – ‘la buena onda’ – in the early twenty-first century, City of God was a huge international popular and critical success. A combination of intoxicating, Hollywood-style genre film-making and hard-hitting, social-realist subject matter, it was hailed as a masterpiece at Cannes in 2002 and seen by over 3 million people in Brazil, including the Brazilian cabinet. In Studying City of God, Stephanie Muir considers the historical and industrial context of City of God – a brief history of Latin American cinema is followed by a more detailed account of film-making in Brazil – from light-hearted travelogues to Cinema Novo and after – all in the context of increasing globalisation. She analyzes narrative and genre – how the film uses the components of narrative in a complex way, experimentally manipulating time while using traditional genre conventions that are highly recognisable to mainstream audiences. The formal elements of the film are dissected through a detailed illustrated analysis of the kinetic, scene setting opening sequence. She also discusses audience responses – from establishment critical reaction to fan-based Internet sites and student feedback – and issues of representation and ideology – just how ‘authentic’ can a film such as City of God hope to be? Does its style overwhelm its subject matter?

Books that Matter the City of God

Books that Matter  the City of God
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1181864568
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The City of God is a monumental work - not just for its scale and structure, but for what it asks of us as readers. In this first lecture, dive into the many layers of this powerful book, surveying why Augustine wrote it, for whom, and what impact it still has on our world today.

Augustine s City of God

Augustine s City of God
Author: Gerard O'Daly
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780191591167
Available:
Release: 1999-04-02
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The City of God is the most influential of Augustine's works, which played a decisive role in the formation of the Christian West. This book is the first comprehensive modern guide to it in any language. The City of God's scope embodies cosmology, psychology, political thought, anti-pagan polemic, Christian apologetic, theory of history, biblical interpretation, and apocalyptic themes. This book is, therefore, at once about a single masterpiece and at the same time surveys Augustine's developing views through the whole range of his thought. The book is written in the form of a detailed running commentary on each part of the work. Further chapters elucidate the early fifth-century political, social, historical, and literary background, the work's sources, and its place in Augustine's writings.The book should prove of value to Augustine's wide readership among students of late antiquity, theologians, philosophers, medievalists, Renaissance scholars, and historians of art and iconography.

City of God

City of God
Author: Kevin Lewis O'Neill
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9780520260627
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A significant study of religion and power by a probing and caring anthropologist. Full of surprising insights, City of God is a must-read for anyone concerned with the possibilities and limits of political theology in a volatile 21st century."--João Biehl, author of Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment "City of God is a rich and gracefully written ethnography of Pentecostal Christians in today's Guatemala which shows how a disciplined self, constituted in daily devotional activities, is believed to be pertinent not only for individual well-being but the soul of the nation. With its concept of 'Christian citizenship,' it is also a significant theoretical contribution to the anthropology of religion. The book deserves to be read widely by students of anthropology, Central America, Christianity and religion more generally."--Steve Caton, author of Yemen Chronicle: An Anthropology of War and Mediation "A groundbreaking ethnography of Christian citizenship and subject formation in the neo-liberal era. O'Neill focuses on what evangelical Christians in Guatemala City actually do, by way of a close study of Church ceremonies, cell group meetings, interviews, direct daily observation and close readings of the voluminous mass-media products. The result is a thoroughly innovative study of the way in which social circumstance and politics are internalized. We will be feeling the aftershocks of the movement that is so sensitively studied in this book for years to come."--Claudio Lomnitz, author of Death and the Idea of Mexico

Sex and the City of God

Sex and the City of God
Author: Carolyn Weber
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780830843848
Available:
Release: 2020-08-25
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After studying at Oxford University and finding God, Carolyn Weber grappled with a new invitation: to think bigger about love. Through Weber's personal story of courtship, marriage, and parenthood, as well as spiritual, theological, and literary reflection, this memoir explores what life looks like when we choose to love God first.

The City of God Books 1 10

The City of God Books 1 10
Author: Saint Augustine
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781565485341
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: New City Press
Language: en

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City of God

City of God
Author: Saint Augustine
Pages: 1184
ISBN: 9780141920627
Available:
Release: 2003-11-27
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

City of God is an enduringly significant work in the history of Christian thought, by one of its central figures Written as an eloquent defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on the brink of collapse, this great theological and philosophical work by St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, examines the ancient pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the way forward to a citizenship that transcends worldly politics and will last for eternity, City of God is one of the most influential documents in the development of Christianity. Translated with Notes by Henry Bettenson with an Introduction by G. R. Evans

The City of God Translated by Marcus Dods Volume 2

The City of God  Translated by Marcus Dods  Volume 2
Author: Saint Bishop of Hippo Augustine
Pages: 386
ISBN: 0344858995
Available:
Release: 2018-11-08
Editor: Franklin Classics Trade Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

City of God

City of God
Author: Cecelia Holland
Pages: 185
ISBN: 9781504007658
Available:
Release: 2015-02-24
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A self-serving political player in sixteenth-century Rome is caught up in the ruthless and powerful Borgia family’s deadly intrigues of murder and betrayal It is known as the City of God—but Rome at the dawn of the sixteenth century is an unholy place where opulence, poverty, and decadence cohabitate sinfully under the ruthless rule of Rodrigo Borgia, the debauched Pope Alexander VI. Englishman Nicholas Dawson is secretary to the ineffectual ambassador of Florence and, as such, finds himself linked to Borgias’ murderous machinations, specifically the brutal power plays of the warlord Cesare, the pope’s bastard son. A skilled liar, conspirator, spy, and manipulator—a man drawn to power and the pleasures of excess—Dawson coolly plays his part in Rome’s draconian political dramas with an eye to personal gain and no true allegiance to any side or player. But his attraction to a beautiful and very dangerous young man soon threatens to bring Dawson’s secret enterprises crashing down around him, dooming him to a brutal and ignoble fate. The great Cecelia Holland is acclaimed as one of America’s premier creators of historical fiction. With City of God she brings a remarkable epoch and a legendary family of scoundrels and murderers to breathtaking life—the corrupt patriarch pope; the suspiciously widowed and incestuous daughter, Lucrezia; Cesare, the bloodthirsty conqueror; and the tragically imprisoned and damned Caterina Sforza. Holland has written a stunning tale of betrayal, deception, and blood.