A Beginner s Faith in Things Unseen

A Beginner s Faith in Things Unseen

In A Beginner’s Faith in Things Unseen John Hay writes from the vantage point of eighty, and like no other American writer on what he calls “the real world.” Hay returns to memories of a boyhood divided between Manhattan and the deep ...

Author: John Hay

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807085332

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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In A Beginner’s Faith in Things Unseen John Hay writes from the vantage point of eighty, and like no other American writer on what he calls “the real world.” Hay returns to memories of a boyhood divided between Manhattan and the deep woods of Sunapee, New Hampshire, to a time when he knew “one should always be outdoors, with the unregistered and the unsigned.” He writes with precision and beauty of pilot whale strandings on Cape Cod’s Outer Beach—and of the attendant human confusion and greed—and of the sweep of a century in which “our modern, owned world is going deaf from listening to its own answers.” Hay keeps company with Maine barn swallows and finds in the Lakota Sioux Grass Dance a way to listen to the wind. Always, through often uncannily affecting language, John Hay shows us just which ceremonies we all must attend to.
Categories: Nature

A Beginner s Faith in Things Unseen

A Beginner s Faith in Things Unseen

Author: Colby-Sawyer College. Institute for Community and Environment

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:53813582

Category: New Hampshire

Page: 147

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Categories: New Hampshire

One Faith Many Faithful

One Faith  Many Faithful

Moreover, Augustine also repeats the patristic tradition to the effect that heresy is permitted by God because its refutation can serve to benefit the Church (with reference to 1 Cor 11,19; in On Faith in Things Unseen VII,10 [CCL 46, ...

Author: William J. Byron

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809147595

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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Health Care. Finance reform. The future of Catholic schools. Caring for the elderly. Abortion. Abuse scandals in the church. Business management, the economy, and the very welfare of our society. Confronted with a storm of issues, all of which call for their attention and concern, contemporary Catholics often find themselves confused and uncertain, and even at odds with each other, when trying to apply their faith to the realities of the world they live in. One Faith, Many Faithful provides numerous essays or "short takes" that tackle the wide range of matters of concern to Catholics, but does so in a spirit of complete faithfulness to Catholic teaching and tradition. The collection is divided into four parts: "Religion and Ethics," "Business and Politics," "Education and Family" and "People and Ideas." William J. Byron, SJ, applies and explains principles of Catholic social teaching throughout the book, which offers the reader clarity and concise exposition of the issues that are troubling the contemporary Catholic mind. This book is for all Catholics who want to move beyond the limited scope of contemporary debates and actually apply the ancient principles of their faith to difficult issues. Book jacket.
Categories: Religion

Spiritual Literacy

Spiritual Literacy

They inherit the memories of their race, and I believe the land itself has a memory. Intellectual and material ascendancy is not for them. — John Hay in A Beginner's Faith in Things Unseen What I learned is that of all the creatures ...

Author: Frederic Brussat

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684835341

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 608

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A treasury of inspirational readings, accompanied by personal reflections and meditations, features works by Helen Keller, Barbara Kingsolver, Thomas Aquinas, and others on such themes as nature, relationships, creativity, and work
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Vakhtangov Sourcebook

The Vakhtangov Sourcebook

In the preceding passage from a lecture, delivered to the beginners, Vakhtangov does something unthinkable for the teacher of the ... A deeply religious person does not believe in things that can be seen but in things unseen.

Author: Andrei Malaev-Babel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136979972

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 966

Yevgeny Vakhtangov was the creator of Fantastic Realism, credited with reconciling Meyerhold's bold experiments with Stanislavski's naturalist technique. The Vakhtangov Sourcebook compiles new translations of his key writings on the art of theatre, making it the primary source of first hand material on this master of theatre in the English speaking world. Vakhtangov's essays and articles are accompanied by:Diary and Notebook excerptsHis lectures to the Vakhtangov Studio In-depth accounts of Vakhtangov methods in rehearsal Production photographs and sketches Extensive bibliographies Director's n.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Sacred Earth

The Sacred Earth

... and to explore the depths of the ocean, does not mean we know these things. The great, unseen ranges are still beyond us. We have not yet discovered America. — A Beginner's Faith in Things Unseen “I I ...

Author: Jason Gardner

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608681235

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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Drawn from the great works of contemporary American nature writing, this profound and beautiful collection celebrates the earth and explores our spiritual relationship with nature. Contributors include: Edward Abbey • David Abram • Diane Ackerman • Rick Bass • Wendell Berry • Rachel Carson • John Daniel • Annie Dillard • Gretel Ehrlich • Loren Eiseley • Louise Erdrich • Matthew Fox • Joahn Haines • Joan Halifax • Jim Harrison • Linda Hogan • Sue Hubbell • Aldo Leopold • Barry Lopez • Peter Matthiessen • Bill McKibben • Thomas Merton • Richard Nelson • John Nichopls • David Quammen • Chet Raymo • Gary Snyder • Wallace Stegner • Jack Turner • Terry Tempest Williams • Edward O. Wilson • and others
Categories: Nature

Following Isabella

Following Isabella

You seldom escape the pressures of our world and its murderous news (count no day lost in which you have no idea of what is going on), but there are other voices to listen to. John Hay, A Beginner's Faith in Things Unseen The difference ...

Author: Robert Root

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806184135

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A world traveler, Isabella Bird recorded her 1873 visit to Colorado Territory in her classic travel narrative, A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains. This work inspired Robert Root’s own discovery of Colorado’s Front Range following his move from the flatlands of Michigan. In this elegantly written book, Root retraces Bird’s three-month journey, seeking to understand what Colorado meant to her—and what it would come to mean for him. Following Isabella is a work of intersecting histories. Root interweaves an overview of Bird’s life and work with regional history, nature writing, and his own travels to produce a uniquely informative and entertaining narrative. He probes Bird’s self-transformation as her writing moved from private letters to published books, and also draws on reflections of other authors of her day, including Grace Greenwood and Helen Hunt Jackson. Like Bird, Root experiences his most fulfilling moments in the mountains, climbing formidable Longs Peak, living alone in the cabin of famed editor William Allen White, and wandering wild landscapes. Through reflections on earlier writers’ experiences, and by weighing his own response to them, Root learns not only how to come to Colorado, as visitors so often do, but more important, how to stay.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

By Monomoy Light

By Monomoy Light

JOHN HAY is the author of several books , including A Beginner's Faith in Things Unseen , The Bird of Light , and In the Company of Light . He lives on Cape Cod . Photographs by Ron Schloerb Jacket design by Diane F. Levy MEMOIR ...

Author: North T. Cairn

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555534481

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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In this beautifully written book, North T. Cairn reflects on her three extended summer stays on Monomoy, an island wildlife sanctuary. Residing alone in an abandoned lighthouse-keeper's cottage, she lived simply in the wilderness, studying the diverse habitats of the refuge and its creatures. Cairn recalls her sojourns on Monomoy, seamlessly blending memoir with natural and social history to trace the transformations that come from encounters with nature and its inhabitants. Her evocative observations of the barrier island paradise-sea and sand, light, flora, migrating birds, white-tailed deer, gray and harbor seals-echo larger, transcendent issues of life in a changing world. For Cairn, the outer world of nature also becomes a metaphor for the inner world of reflection, new discoveries, and healing, particularly of her own childhood trauma and long estrangement from family. By Monomoy Light will reawaken the reader to the necessities of rest and peace; of space apart for meditative listening and quiet; of the imperative to preserve the character of the wilderness, wherever it may be found.
Categories: Nature

Courage for the Earth

Courage for the Earth

Among his most recent books are The Bird of Light and A Beginner's Faith in Things Unseen. Freeman House is the author of Totem Salmon: Life Lessons from Another Species, which was judged the best nonfiction book of 1999 by BABRA and ...

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618872760

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 383

Honoring the centennial of of the birth of the pioneering naturalist, a compilation of essays celebrates Carson's contributions to the birth of the environmental movement, in a collection that features works by Al Gore, Terry Tempest Williams, E. O. Wilson, John Elder, John Hay, Freeman House, Linda Lear, Robert Michael Pyle, Janisse Ray, and Sandra Steingraber. Original.
Categories: Nature

Bioregionalism

Bioregionalism

... A Beginner's Faith in Things Unseen , Boston: Beacon Press. Heidegger, M. (1977) The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays , trans. W. Lovitt, New York: Harper & Row. —— (1980) Holderlins Hymnen “Germanien” und “Der Rhein” ...

Author: Michael Vincent McGinnis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134734344

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Bioregionalism is the first book to explain the theoretical and practical dimensions of bioregionalism from an interdisciplinary standpoint, focusing on the place of bioregional identity within global politics. Leading contributors from a broad range of disciplines introduce this exciting new concept as a framework for thinking about indigenous peoples, local knowledge, globalization, science, global environmental issues, modern society, conservation, history, education and restoration. Bioregionalism's emphasis on place and community radically changes the way we confront human and ecological issues.
Categories: Political Science

Ecology and Literatures in English

Ecology and Literatures in English

A Beginner's Faith in Things Unseen. Boston: Beacon Press, 1995. —. The Immortal Wilderness [1987]. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1989. —. In Defence of Nature [1969]. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2007. —.

Author: Françoise Besson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527523395

Category: Nature

Page: 545

View: 898

In all latitudes, writers hold out a mirror, leading the reader to awareness by telling real or imaginary stories about people of good will who try to save what can be saved, and about animals showing humans the way to follow. Such tales argue that, in spite of all destructions and tragedies, if we are just aware of, and connected to, the real world around us, to the blade of grass at our feet and the star above our heads, there is hope in a reconciliation with the Earth. This may start with the emergence, or, rather, the return, of a nonverbal language, restoring the connection between human beings and the nonhuman world, through a form of communication beyond verbalization. Through a journey in Anglophone literature, with examples taken from Aboriginal, African, American, English, Canadian and Indian works, this book shows the role played by literature in the protection of the planet. It argues that literature reveals the fundamental idea that everything is connected and that it is only when most people are aware of this connection that the world will change. Exactly as a tree is connected with all the animal life in and around it, texts show that nothing should be separated. From Shakespeare’s theatre to ecopoetics, from travel writing to detective novels, from children’s books to novels, all literary genres show that literature responds to the violence destroying lands, men and nonhuman creatures, whose voices can be heard through texts.
Categories: Nature

A Natural History of Boston s North Shore

A Natural History of Boston s North Shore

New York : Readers Digest Association , 1982 . Wonder Hay , John . A Beginner's Faith in Things Unseen . Boston : Beacon Press , 1994 . Bibliography Index Index NEW ENGLAND / NATURE A beautifully illustrated guide 117.

Author: Kristina Lindborg

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 158465578X

Category: History

Page: 121

View: 421

A beautifully illustrated guide to the flora, fauna, and geology of Boston's North Shore for readers of all ages
Categories: History

The Cottonwood Tree

The Cottonwood Tree

“ A Tree and a Star , " in A Beginner's Faith in Things Unseen . Beacon Press . Boston . 1995 . Heat - Moon , William Least . Prairyerth ( a deep map ) . Houghton Mifflin . Boston . 1991 . Henson , James , “ Fremont's Cottonwood ...

Author: Kathleen Cain

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 1555663702

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 597

And so poet and naturalist Kathleen Cain fell in love with the cottonwood tree. Regarded by many as a nuisance, a "trash tree," the cottonwood not only has a fascinating history, it has served noble purposes as well. Ranging from Vermont to Arizona to Alaska, this native North American tree, in various sizes, shapes, and subspecies, has been a sacred symbol, a shelter providing relief from both heat and cold, a signpost for the lost and weary-and underneath its branches many dreams have been born. In a magical blend of art and science, the author looks not only at the cottonwood-how it grows, how it travels, and what it says-but at the roles it has played and continues to play in the art, health, and history of North America. If you need the science, you will find it here-if you need the human heart, you will find it here as well. "Champion" means winner, defender, something outstanding-a hero. After reading The Cottonwood Tree: An American Champion you will see why this remarkable tree stands so tall in the American landscape. Book jacket.
Categories: Nature

Atheism for Beginners

Atheism for Beginners

Atheists argue that not one religious claim in any belief-system you care to name has actually been verified; ... It is not surprising that this reliance on 'evidence of things unseen' should produce such a flurry of activity, ...

Author: Michael Palmer

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780718840785

Category: Religion

Page: 238

View: 437

'Hurray for Michael Palmer!' is how Michael Martin, the distinguished American philosopher, greeted Palmer's The Atheist's Primer (Lutterworth, 2012). Atheism for Beginners, by providing a 'coursebook for schools and colleges,' differs from its predecessor in being designed specifically for teachers and their students. Yet, although different in focus and format, the intention remains the same: to reinstate the importance of philosophy within the debate about God's existence and to act as a corrective tothe largely Darwinian criticisms levelled against religious belief by Richard Dawkins and the so-called 'new atheists'. So, in Palmer's lively history of atheism, extending from the ancient Greeks to the present day, we meet the enduring philosophical arguments against God and the great literature in which they are expressed. Atheism for Beginners is user-friendly and presumes no special grounding in philosophy. Throughout assistance is given by numerous aids to learning: there are exercises, marginal notes, essay questions, bibliographies and a glossary. Also provided are fourteen short biographies of famous atheists. In these respects Palmer follows the format first presented in his widely-read Moral Problems of 1991, long established as a core text inthe teaching of philosophy. In Atheism for Beginners, Palmer covers the main atheistic arguments, discussing issues such as creation, morality, evil, miracles and the motivations of belief. Particular attention is paid to the work of Hume, Marx, Nietzsche and Freud, with a special chapter devoted to the development of 'disproof atheism'. Atheism is often criticized for being unduly pessimistic: that without God there is nothing to look forward to, no life after death, no final righting of wrongs and no hope of salvation. But this, Palmer argues, is 'a slander against the atheistic outlook'. He concludes, therefore, on a positive note, explaining that happiness and personal fulfilment are to be found in the very materialism that religious belief rejects.
Categories: Religion

Windings of the River of the Water of Life

Windings of the River of the Water of Life

That is the very first exercise of faith , such a belief in an unseen Saviour as makes you apply to him for mercy ... It is in this sense that faith is described as the substance of things hoped for , the evidence of things not seen .

Author: George Barrell Cheever

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062973311

Category:

Page: 384

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Forest Notes

Forest Notes

... Milton S / S 95 : 23 Stephens Forest , Wilton Winter 95 : 23 Book Reviews : A Beginner's Faith in Things Unseen by ... Jim Tree Sanity Winter 95 : 17 First Word Conservation Institute Going Too Far New Era Thirty Something L. Winter ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924085752792

Category: Forests and forestry

Page:

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Categories: Forests and forestry

A Shorter Summa

A Shorter Summa

The Essential Philosophical Passages of St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica Edited and Explained for Beginners Peter ... Faith and hope imply a certain imperfection: since faith is of things unseen, and hope, of things not possessed.

Author: Peter Kreeft, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781681490236

Category: Religion

Page: 165

View: 470

A shortened version of Kreeft's much larger Summa of the Summa, which in turn was a shortened version of the Summa Theologica. The reason for the double shortening is pretty obvious: the original runs some 4000 pages! (The Summa of the Summa was just over 500.) TheSumma is certainly the greatest, most ambitious, most rational book of theology ever written. In it, there is also much philosophy, which is selected, excerpted, arranged, introduced, and explained in footnotes here by Kreeft, a popular Thomist teacher and writer. St. Thomas Aquinas is universally recognized as one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived. His writings combine the two fundamental ideals of philosophical writing: clarity and profundity. He is a master of metaphysics and technical terminology, yet so full of both theoretical and practical wisdom. He is the master of common sense. The Summa Theologica is timeless, but particularly important today because of his synthesis of faith and reason, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages. This little book is designed for beginners, either for classroom use or individually. It contains the most famous and influential passages of St. Thomas' philosophy with copious aids to understanding them.
Categories: Religion

Nicene and Post nicene Fathers First Series St Augustine

Nicene and Post nicene Fathers First Series  St  Augustine

Begging Monks, 515, Beginners, lying, well meant, excused in, 460, 473. 495. 497- Beginning, The Father is. of Christ: The Son also the, 328; Godhead has none, 372. Belief, See Faith; implies objects unseen, 337, 338; of historical ...

Author: Philip Schaff

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602065956

Category: Religion

Page: 588

View: 363

"The Council of Nicaea in 325 AD marked the beginning of a new era in Christianity. For the first time, doctrines were organized into a single creed. The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers did most of their writing during and after this important event in Church history. Unlike the previous era of Christian writing, the Nicene and Post-Nicene era is dominated by a few very important and prolific writers. In Volume III of the 14-volume collected writings of the Nicenes and Post-Nicenes (first published between 1886 and 1889), readers will find a complete collection of Saint Augustines writings concerning Christian doctrine and ethics. On the Holy Trinity is one of his most important works, and Augustine spent a significant amount of time crafting it. Among the ethical considerations covered in the second half of the book readers will find essays on virginity, lying, patience, and proper care for the dead."
Categories: Religion

Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers

Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers

Begging Monks, 515, Beginners, lying, well meant, excused in, 460, 473. 495. 497- Beginning, The Father is. of Christ: The Son also the, 328; Godhead has none, 372. Belief, See Faith; implies objects unseen, 337, 338; of historical ...

Author: Philip Schaff

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602065949

Category: Religion

Page: 588

View: 332

"The Council of Nicaea in 325 AD marked the beginning of a new era in Christianity. For the first time, doctrines were organized into a single creed. The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers did most of their writing during and after this important event in Church history. Unlike the previous era of Christian writing, the Nicene and Post-Nicene era is dominated by a few very important and prolific writers. In Volume III of the 14-volume collected writings of the Nicenes and Post-Nicenes (first published between 1886 and 1889), readers will find a complete collection of Saint Augustines writings concerning Christian doctrine and ethics. On the Holy Trinity is one of his most important works, and Augustine spent a significant amount of time crafting it. Among the ethical considerations covered in the second half of the book readers will find essays on virginity, lying, patience, and proper care for the dead."
Categories: Religion

The Indiana School Journal

The Indiana School Journal

Unprotected seems her rude domain , yet so high does she build a wall around it of truth in things seen , faith in things unseen , that the satans of temptation rage without , but can not break through nor over leap it .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010964602

Category: Education

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Categories: Education