Confessions

Confessions
Author: Kanae Minato
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780316200912
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Release: 2014-08-19
Editor: Mulholland Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Her pupils murdered her daughter. Now she will have her revenge. After calling off her engagement in the wake of a tragic revelation, Yuko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her only child, four-year-old child, Manami. Now, following an accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation. But first she has one last lecture to deliver. She tells a story that upends everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a diabolical plot for revenge. Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you'll never see coming, Confessions probes the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in danger. You'll never look at a classroom the same way again.

The Confessions

The Confessions
Author: Saint Augustine,Henry Chadwick
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780199537822
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Release: 2008-08-14
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In his own day the dominant personality of the Western Church, Augustine of Hippo today stands as perhaps the greatest thinker of Christian antiquity, and his Confessions is one of the great works of Western literature. In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine relates his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of power at the imperial court in Milan, his struggle against the domination of his sexual nature, his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage, and the recovery of the faith his mother Monica had taught him during his childhood. Now, Henry Chadwick, an eminent scholar of early Christianity, has given us the first new English translation in thirty years of this classic spiritual journey. Chadwick renders the details of Augustine's conversion in clear, modern English. We witness the future saint's fascination with astrology and with the Manichees, and then follow him through scepticism and disillusion with pagan myths until he finally reaches Christian faith. There are brilliant philosophical musings about Platonism and the nature of God, and touching portraits of Augustine's beloved mother, of St. Ambrose of Milan, and of other early Christians like Victorinus, who gave up a distinguished career as a rhetorician to adopt the orthodox faith. Augustine's concerns are often strikingly contemporary, yet his work contains many references and allusions that are easily understood only with background information about the ancient social and intellectual setting. To make The Confessions accessible to contemporary readers, Chadwick provides the most complete and informative notes of any recent translation, and includes an introduction to establish the context. The religious and philosophical value of The Confessions is unquestionable--now modern readers will have easier access to St. Augustine's deeply personal meditations. Chadwick's lucid translation and helpful introduction clear the way for a new experience of this classic. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Confessions of St Augustine

The Confessions of St  Augustine
Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
Pages: 285
ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU72977485
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Release: 1844
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Confessions

Confessions
Author: Kanae Minato
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1444732455
Available:
Release: 2014-08-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

When Yuko Moriguchi's four-year-old daughter died in the middle school where she teaches, everyone thought it was a tragic accident. It's the last day of term, and Yuko's last day at work. She tells her students that she has resigned because of what happened - but not for the reasons they think. Her daughter didn't die in an accident. Her daughter was killed by two people in the class. And before she leaves, she has a lesson to teach... But revenge has a way of spinning out of control, and Yuko's last lecture is only the start of the story. In this bestselling Japanese thriller of love, despair and murder, everyone has a confession to make, and no one will escape unharmed.

Confessions of an Advertising Man

Confessions of an Advertising Man
Author: David Ogilvy,Sir Alan Parker
Pages: 190
ISBN: 190491537X
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Release: 2011
Editor: Southbank Pub
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Confessions of an Advertising Man is the distillation of all the successful Ogilvy concepts, tactics and techniques that made this book an international bestseller. Regarded as the father of modern advertising, David Ogilvy created some of the most memorable advertising campaigns that set the standard for others to follow. Anyone aspiring to be a good manager in any kind of business should read this.

True Confessions

True Confessions
Author: John Gregory Dunne
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780786737543
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Release: 2009-04-29
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1940s Los Angeles, an unidentified murder victim is found bisected in a shadowy lot. A catchy nickname is given her in jest—"The Virgin Tramp"—and suddenly a "nice little homicide that would have drifted off the front pages in a couple of days" becomes a storm center. Two brothers, Tom and Des Spellacy, are at the heart of this powerful novel of Irish-Catholic life in Southern California just after World War II. Played in the film version by Robert Duvall and Robert De Niro respectively, Tom is a homicide detective and Des is a priest on the rise within the Church. The murder investigation provides the background against which are played the ever changing loyalties of the two brothers. Theirs is a world of favors and fixes, power and promises, inhabited by priests and pimps, cops and contractors, boxers and jockeys and lesbian fight promoters and lawyers who know how to put the fix in. A fast-paced and often hilarious classic of contemporary fiction, True Confessions is about a crime that has no solutions, only victims. More important, it is about the complex relationship between Tom and Des Spellacy, each tainted with the guilt and hostility that separate brothers.

Consciousness

Consciousness
Author: Christof Koch
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780262533508
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Release: 2017-03-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In which a scientist searches for an empirical explanation for phenomenal experience, spurred by his instinctual belief that life is meaningful. What links conscious experience of pain, joy, color, and smell to bioelectrical activity in the brain? How can anything physical give rise to nonphysical, subjective, conscious states? Christof Koch has devoted much of his career to bridging the seemingly unbridgeable gap between the physics of the brain and phenomenal experience. This engaging book--part scientific overview, part memoir, part futurist speculation--describes Koch's search for an empirical explanation for consciousness. Koch recounts not only the birth of the modern science of consciousness but also the subterranean motivation for his quest--his instinctual (if "romantic") belief that life is meaningful. Koch describes his own groundbreaking work with Francis Crick in the 1990s and 2000s and the gradual emergence of consciousness (once considered a "fringy" subject) as a legitimate topic for scientific investigation. Present at this paradigm shift were Koch and a handful of colleagues, including Ned Block, David Chalmers, Stanislas Dehaene, Giulio Tononi, Wolf Singer, and others. Aiding and abetting it were new techniques to listen in on the activity of individual nerve cells, clinical studies, and brain-imaging technologies that allowed safe and noninvasive study of the human brain in action. Koch gives us stories from the front lines of modern research into the neurobiology of consciousness as well as his own reflections on a variety of topics, including the distinction between attention and awareness, the unconscious, how neurons respond to Homer Simpson, the physics and biology of free will, dogs, Der Ring des Nibelungen, sentient machines, the loss of his belief in a personal God, and sadness. All of them are signposts in the pursuit of his life's work--to uncover the roots of consciousness.

A Confession

A Confession
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780486112565
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Release: 2012-03-12
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This poignant text describes Tolstoy's heartfelt reexamination of Christian orthodoxy and subsequent spiritual awakening. Generations of readers have been inspired by this timeless account of one man's struggle for faith and meaning in life.

Augustine Confessions Books V IX

Augustine  Confessions Books V   IX
Author: Augustine
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9781107009592
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Release: 2019-08-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The only commentary in English that interprets Augustine's language and thought in Confessions V-IX, for students and teachers of Latin.

The Confessions of St Augustine

The Confessions of St  Augustine
Author: Augustinus (Sfântul),Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
Pages: 429
ISBN: UVA:X001584671
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Release: 1960
Editor: Image
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Reveals the spiritual and ascetical life of Saint Augustine

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Author: John Perkins
Pages: 250
ISBN: 1576755126
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Release: 2004-11-09
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Perkins, a former chief economist at a Boston strategic-consulting firm, confesses he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business.

The Story of Creeds and Confessions

The Story of Creeds and Confessions
Author: Donald Fairbairn,Ryan M. Reeves
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781493418183
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Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Creeds and confessions throughout Christian history provide a unique vantage point from which to study the Christian faith. To this end, Donald Fairbairn and Ryan Reeves construct a story that captures both the central importance of creeds and confessions over the centuries and their unrealized potential to introduce readers to the overall sweep of church history. The book features texts of classic creeds and confessions as well as informational sidebars.

Confessions of an English Opium Eater and Other Writings

Confessions of an English Opium Eater and Other Writings
Author: Thomas De Quincey
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9780199600618
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Release: 2013-02-14
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Suspiria de Profundis, and 'The English Mail-Coach' are De Quincey's finest essays in autobiography, published here with three appendices containing a wealth of related manuscript material and a comprehensive introduction and notes.

Confessions

Confessions
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Pages: 676
ISBN: 0192822756
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Release: 2000
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

When it was first published in 1781, The Confessions scandalised Europe with its emotional honesty and frank treatment of the author's sexual and intellectual development. Since then, it has had a more profound impact on European thought. Rousseau left posterity a model of the reflective life - the solitary, uncompromising individual, the enemy of servitude and habit and the selfish egoist who dedicates his life to a particular ideal. The Confessions recreates the world in which he progressed from incompetent engraver to grand success; his enthusiasm for experience, his love of nature, and his uncompromising character make him an ideal guide to eighteenth-century Europe, and he was the author of some of the most profound work ever written on the relation between the individual and the state.

Confessions of a Philosopher

Confessions of a Philosopher
Author: Bryan Magee
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780375750366
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Release: 1999
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The author shares his personal discovery of philosophical questions and the great philosophers, while introducing the reader to the ideas of Russell, Kant, Nietzsche, and Popper

Secrets and Scones

Secrets and Scones
Author: Laurel Remington
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781492669654
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Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Can Scarlett discover the secret ingredient to happiness? Scarlett is sick of being the star—and victim—of her mom's famous blog. Her solution? Become completely boring and deprive her mom of embarrassing material. The only problem is, being boring is, well, boring. So when Scarlett finds a gorgeous kitchen in the house next door, left empty by an elderly neighbor during a hospital stay, it's too tempting to resist. Before she really knows what she's doing, Scarlett is whipping up a batch of scones...and making an unexpected friend. But can they keep their baking a secret? And can Scarlett find the secret ingredients—to cake, family, and friendship?

Confessions

Confessions
Author: Saint Augustine
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780141916552
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Release: 2003-05-29
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Give me chastity and continence, but not yet' The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting world-views. The Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recounts how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle to become one of Christianity's most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also addresses fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of the faith today. Translated with an Introduction by R. S. PINE-COFFIN

Augustine s Confessions

Augustine s Confessions
Author: William E. Mann
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780742570986
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Release: 2006-03-28
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unique in all of literature, the Confessions combines frank and profound psychological insight into Augustine's formative years along with sophisticated and beguiling reflections on some of the most important issues in philosophy and theology. The essays contained in this volume, by some of the most distinguished recent and contemporary thinkers in the field, insightfully explore Augustinian themes not only with an eye to historical accuracy but also to gauge the philosophical acumen of Augustine's reflections.

Scripture Confessions for Healing

Scripture Confessions for Healing
Author: Keith & Megan Provance
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781577948735
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Release: 2007
Editor: Harrison House Publishers
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This unique collection of Scriptures is a must have for today's busy schedules. Whether at work or home, your reader can find personalized confessions on health and healing that will arm them with the Word of God for life's battles.

Conflicts Confessions and Contracts

Conflicts  Confessions  and Contracts
Author: Elizabeth Hardman
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9789004329683
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Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Elizabeth Hardman uses notarial records from the 1480s to explore the nature of criminal and civil justice at the bishop’s court of Carpentras and compare it to other secular and ecclesiastical courts.