Bodies and Souls

Bodies and Souls

In Bodies and Souls, Rechy paints a portrait of modern Los Angeles, "the most spiritual and physical of cities," where we meet characters like Amber, a porn superstar; Manny Gomez, a Chicano caught up in the punk-rock scene; and Dave ...

Author: John Rechy

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802138462

Category: Fiction

Page: 421

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In Bodies and Souls, Rechy paints a portrait of modern Los Angeles, "the most spiritual and physical of cities," where we meet characters like Amber, a porn superstar; Manny Gomez, a Chicano caught up in the punk-rock scene; and Dave Clinton, an aging male stripper. Epic in scope and vision, Bodies and Souls is classic Rechy.
Categories: Fiction

Bodies and souls

Bodies and souls

Author: Maxence van der Meersch

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:12571530

Category:

Page: 558

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Bodies and Souls

Bodies and Souls

In this fast, steamy novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer, residents of a seemingly picture perfect New England town struggle to hide their shocking secrets . . . until they can no longer.

Author: Nancy Thayer

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780553391084

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 739

In this fast, steamy novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer, residents of a seemingly picture perfect New England town struggle to hide their shocking secrets . . . until they can no longer. Now available for the first time as an eBook! From his position behind the pulpit, Reverend Peter Taylor has a unique view of his affluent congregants. By and large, they appear respectable and morally upstanding, but they have their share of troubles—and perhaps even more than their share of sins. Liza Howard is a notorious Jezebel who seduces young and old alike, and who now has her sights set on Judy Bennett’s son, despite his engagement. Meanwhile, Judy hides her own family secrets behind her relentless judgment of others. Widow Suzanna Blair’s newly found passion for her female professor has her questioning the life she’s always known. And Peter Taylor himself struggles with faith and lust despite an eighteen-year marriage. As their turbulent lives and their scandalous stories intersect, one thing is certain: small town secrets never remain hidden for long. Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel Nantucket Sisters! Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer “The queen of beach books.”—The Star-Ledger “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”—Elin Hilderbrand “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”—Houston Chronicle “One of my favorite writers.”—Susan Wiggs “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”—The Miami Herald “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”—Dorothea Benton Frank
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Are We Bodies Or Souls

Are We Bodies Or Souls

While scientists might discover some of the laws of nature that determine conscious events and brain events, each person's soul is an individual thing and this is what ultimately makes us who we are.

Author: Richard Swinburne

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198831495

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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What are humans? What makes us who we are? Many think that we are just complicated machines, or animals that are different from machines only by being conscious. In Are We Bodies or Souls? Richard Swinburne comes to the defence of the soul and presents new philosophical arguments that are supported by modern neuroscience. When scientific advances enable neuroscientists to transplant a part of brain into a new body, he reasons, no matter how much we can find out about their brain activity or conscious experiences we will never know whether the resulting person is the same as before or somebody entirely new. Swinburne thus argues that we are immaterial souls sustained in existence by our brains. Sensations, thoughts, and intentions are conscious events in our souls that cause events in our brains. While scientists might discover some of the laws of nature that determine conscious events and brain events, each person's soul is an individual thing and this is what ultimately makes us who we are.
Categories: Philosophy

Bodies and Souls

Bodies and Souls

Author: Ana-Mauríne Lara

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:911361833

Category:

Page: 726

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Bodies and Souls

Bodies and Souls

With the determination and skill of her training as an investigative journalist, Isabel Vincent tells an unforgettable and gripping tale of a shameful chapter in recent history.

Author: Isabel Vincent

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780307366153

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 610

Isabel Vincent’s groundbreaking exploration brings to light a dark chapter in our recent history: the white slave trade and the international Jewish mobsters behind it. From the end of the 1860s until the beginning of the Second World War, thousands of young, impoverished Jewish women, most of them from the hard-scrabble shtetls of Eastern Europe, were sold into slavery by a notorious gang of mobsters called the Zwi Migdal. While the enterprise controlled brothels in various locales, its main centres of operation were Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and, to a lesser extent, New York City. To recruit vulnerable country girls, pimps would target villages of desperate poverty, where they posed as respectable suitors of considerable means who had made their money abroad. They would arrange sham marriages to their victims and promise them an easy life in the New World. But once they’d crossed the ocean, these Jewish women found themselves caught up in the white slave trade. Under frequently brutal conditions, the young women had to service the needs of a booming population of immigrant men. An added hardship to endure was being vehemently shunned by the “respectable” Jewish community. Banned from synagogue and reviled by their neighbors, the women were forbidden from partaking in the sacred Jewish burial ritual. So prostitutes banded together to form the Society of Truth, with the promise to do all could they could to help each other be buried in dignity. Through the society the women observed religious life together, setting up private synagogues and kosher kitchens. Cast aside by their community, they created their own: a society of love, honour to God and faith in each other. With the determination and skill of her training as an investigative journalist, Isabel Vincent tells an unforgettable and gripping tale of a shameful chapter in recent history.
Categories: History

Bodies and Souls or Spirited Bodies

Bodies and Souls  or Spirited Bodies

Opinion is sharply divided over this issue. In this clear and concise book, Nancey Murphy argues for a physicalist account, but one that does not diminish traditional views of humans as rational, moral, and capable of relating to God.

Author: Nancey Murphy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139448963

Category: Religion

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Are humans composed of a body and a nonmaterial mind or soul, or are we purely physical beings? Opinion is sharply divided over this issue. In this clear and concise book, Nancey Murphy argues for a physicalist account, but one that does not diminish traditional views of humans as rational, moral, and capable of relating to God. This position is motivated not only by developments in science and philosophy, but also by biblical studies and Christian theology. The reader is invited to appreciate the ways in which organisms are more than the sum of their parts. That higher human capacities such as morality, free will, and religious awareness emerge from our neurobiological complexity and develop through our relation to others, to our cultural inheritance, and, most importantly, to God. Murphy addresses the questions of human uniqueness, religious experience, and personal identity before and after bodily resurrection.
Categories: Religion

Bodies and Souls

Bodies and Souls

This book presents a chronological series of nude photographic portraits of more than 90 diverse girls and women of many ages, shapes, sizes, and conditions, plus their personal statements about their bodies and experiences.

Author: Frank Cordelle

Publisher: Ancaster, Ont. : Heureka Productions

ISBN: 0973027037

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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This book presents a chronological series of nude photographic portraits of more than 90 diverse girls and women of many ages, shapes, sizes, and conditions, plus their personal statements about their bodies and experiences. These are often highly personal and intensely moving.
Categories: Photography

Healing Bodies Saving Souls

Healing Bodies  Saving Souls

This collection of articles on Asia and Africa uses the extensive archives that exist on medical missions to both enrich and challenge existing histories of the clinic in colonial territories - whether of the dispensary, the hospital, the ...

Author: David Hardiman

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042021068

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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Missionary medicine flourished during the period of high European imperialism, from the late-1800s to the 1960s. Although the figure of mission doctor – exemplified by David Livingstone and Albert Schweitzer – exercised a powerful influence on the Western imagination during the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, few historians have examined the history of this important aspect of the missionary movement. This collection of articles on Asia and Africa uses the extensive archives that exist on medical missions to both enrich and challenge existing histories of the clinic in colonial territories – whether of the dispensary, the hospital, the maternity home or leprosy asylum. Some of the major themes addressed within include the attitude of different Christian denominations towards medical mission work, their differing theories and practices, how the missionaries were drawn into contentious local politics, and their attitude towards supernatural cures. Leprosy, often a feature of such work, is explored, as well as the ways in which local people perceived disease, healing and the missionaries themselves. Also discussed is the important contribution of women towards mission medical work.Healing Bodies, Saving Souls will be of interest not only to students and historians but also the wider reader as it aims to define the place of missionary within the overall history of medicine.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Souls Bodies

Souls   Bodies

Follows a group of British Roman Catholics as they experience the sexual revolution, marital problems, and crises of faith

Author: David Lodge

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: UOM:39015027295925

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

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Follows a group of British Roman Catholics as they experience the sexual revolution, marital problems, and crises of faith
Categories: Fiction

Ourselves Our Souls and Bodies

Ourselves  Our Souls and Bodies

Ourselves, Our Souls and Bodies is the fourth volume of Charlotte Mason's six part homeschooling series, a series that is considered one of the finest ever written on education.

Author: Charlotte Mason

Publisher:

ISBN: 1935785710

Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 866

Ourselves, Our Souls and Bodies is the fourth volume of Charlotte Mason's six part homeschooling series, a series that is considered one of the finest ever written on education. Ourselves, Our Souls and Bodies is written for students addressing subjects such as Self-Knowledge, The Body, The mind, The Heart, Loyalty, Justice, Self-Direction, The Will, The Soul and much more. Mason's method of education shows its strength through its widespread use today by private schools and homeschooling families. It is flexible and includes first-hand exposure to ideas through books in art, music, and poetry, nature observation as the primary means of early science teaching, use of manipulatives and real-life application to understand mathematical concepts and learning to reason, rather than rote memorization, and an emphasis on character and on cultivating and maintaining good personal habits. The complete collection of Charlotte Mason's Original Homeschooling Series includes: Volume 1 - Home Education Volume 2 - Parents and Children Volume 3 - School Education Volume 4 - Ourselves Volume 5 - Formation Of Character Volume 6 - Towards A Philosophy of Education
Categories: Education

Same Soul Many Bodies

Same Soul  Many Bodies

The noted past-life therapist and author of Many Lives, Many Masters discusses his work with future life progression, drawing on dozens of case histories to explain how the choices that are made in one's present life impact the quality of ...

Author: Brian Leslie Weiss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743264339

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 226

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The noted past-life therapist and author of Many Lives, Many Masters discusses his work with future life progression, drawing on dozens of case histories to explain how the choices that are made in one's present life impact the quality of future lives and revealing the benefits of progression therapy as a healing tool for present-life conditions. 100,000 first printing.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Bodies and Soul

Bodies and Soul

By 2025 machines and computers have replaced many working humans.

Author: David Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: 186943658X

Category: New Zealand fiction

Page: 222

View: 375

In the future, society is run by an organisation known as Global. Cal and his friends become involved in uncovering a black market in body parts at the Global controlled Central Lab, putting all of them in great danger. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
Categories: New Zealand fiction

Bodies and Souls

Bodies and Souls

Author: John Spooner

Publisher: Nicholson

ISBN: PSU:000015936370

Category: Australian wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 128

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Categories: Australian wit and humor, Pictorial

Mobile Bodies Mobile Souls

Mobile Bodies  Mobile Souls

This volume starts out 'from below', exploring how religious ideas and practices take form, are negotiated and contested within the private domain of the home, household and family.

Author: Karen Fog Olwig

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9788771244359

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

View: 997

Mobile Bodies, Mobile Souls engages the complex relationship between family, religion and migration. Following '9/11', much research on migrants in western societies has focused on the public and political dimensions of religion. This volume starts out 'from below', exploring how religious ideas and practices take form, are negotiated and contested within the private domain of the home, household and family. Bringing together ethnographic studies from different parts of the world, it explores the role of religious ideas and practices in migrants' efforts to sustain, create and contest moral and social orders in the context of their everyday life. The ethnographic analyses show how religious practices and imaginaries both enable engagement with new social settings and offer a means of connecting and reconnecting with people and places left behind. Offering a comparative perspective on the varying ways in which religious practices and notions of relatedness interconnect and shape each other, the book sheds new light on a comtemporary global world inhabited by mobile bodies and souls.
Categories: Social Science

The Presence of Soulless Bodies and Bodiless Souls in Escapade Beloved and Light in August

The Presence of Soulless Bodies and Bodiless Souls in Escapade  Beloved and Light in August

The bodiless soul is most often seen in literature where a "ghost" haunts the text. This fleshless spirit floats in and out of the text to haunt characters as an idea or as a reminder of the past.

Author: Emily A. Romines

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:341597845

Category: Soul in literature

Page: 176

View: 941

Abstract: The focus of this study will be on the soulless body and the bodiless soul found in southern literature. A "soulless body" is a body that is defined by its lack of soul and spirit. Literary characters are described by narrators or by themselves within a novel as ghosts or soulless, lacking a quality that defines humanity as separate from beasts. These figures can be either male or female (although more often than not these characters are female), and are not vapid, but soulless. Within a societal structure of not just subjugation, but of complete denial, there is no room for a soul, and women of the south became bodies with no souls. These instances where soulless bodies appear lend a new insight into the stereotype of the ideal southern "lady" and the women on the fringes of this ideal. The southern woman's attempt to fulfull the ideal of the southern lady, begun by southern men to divert attention from the rise of racial and economic unrest, created soulless bodies within white women. Slavery, physical, emotional and spiritual decay, also produced entire generations of soulless bodies. The "bodiless soul" in this exploration is what is often considered a ghost. The bodiless soul is a figure that is an ethereal wisp of a spirit that is fleshless. The bodiless soul is most often seen in literature where a "ghost" haunts the text. This fleshless spirit floats in and out of the text to haunt characters as an idea or as a reminder of the past.
Categories: Soul in literature

Two Bodies One Soul

Two Bodies One Soul

The Maverick coven holds a meeting pointedly for its two youngest and strangest members.

Author: Alannah King

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781524684921

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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The Maverick coven holds a meeting pointedly for its two youngest and strangest members. Twin vampires that are adults trapped inside boyish bodies. Tristen and Lukas are to be formally melded into the family frame by way of an induction ceremony, one such event that Maliki believes will harm the family and put him in the line of danger. Maliki plots with one of his lovers as to how to handle the problem without either of them being fingered as the culprit. Together the couple decide to trick a local band of nameless rouge vampires into attacking on the night of the party and kill the twins before they can upset the balance. Jaquelin knows about the induction and has spoken to Jak about the twins becoming more instrumental to the family. Jak tells her that such will not be the case and they will remain mostly hidden from the outside world as they have been for their entire lives within the clan. Thinking the treatment unfair for the two vampires, she disobeys Jak and takes the twins into the town of Harding so that at least once in their lives they may taste freedom. During the visit Tristen breaks away on the streets and meets another vampire that calls himself Vincent Summerset and tells Tristen that he, the small weak undead, is his master and he wishes to serve him again. Before he can explain the vampire flees as he hears Luke and Jaquelin returning only leaving Tristen with a brass pin.
Categories: Fiction

Bodies Soul

Bodies   Soul

Interweaves personal experiences with commentary on the American music scene and intimate personal portraits of performers including Nat King Cole, John Coltrane, Bessie Smith, Ray Charles, and Duke Ellington

Author: Al Young

Publisher: Berkeley : Creative Arts Book Company

ISBN: UCAL:B4387206

Category: Music

Page: 129

View: 961

Interweaves personal experiences with commentary on the American music scene and intimate personal portraits of performers including Nat King Cole, John Coltrane, Bessie Smith, Ray Charles, and Duke Ellington
Categories: Music

Of Bodies and of Man s Soul to Discover the Immorality of Reasonable Souls 1669

Of Bodies and of Man s Soul to Discover the Immorality of Reasonable Souls  1669

Author: Kenelm Digby

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 0766168425

Category: Philosophy

Page: 504

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1669. This book also contains two discourses of the powder of sympathy and of the vegetation of plants. The main body of this work is two treatises, one concerning bodies, the other concerning man's soul. Sir Digby aims no further than to show what may be effected by corporeal agents. There, possibility serves his turn as well as the determinate indivisible point of truth. He is obliged to that, in regard of which, the numerous crooked narrow crannies, and the restrained flexuous rivulets of corporeal things, are all contemptible, further than the knowledge of them serves to the knowledge of the soul. Due to the age and scarcity of the original we reproduced, some pages may be spotty, faded or difficult to read. Written in Old English.
Categories: Philosophy