Born from Lament

Born from Lament

As he unpacks the rich theological and social dimensions of the practice of lament in Africa, Katongole tells the stories of courageous Christian activists working for change in East Africa and invites readers to enter into lament along ...

Author: Katongole, Emmanuel

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802874344

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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Profound reflection on lament and hope arising out of Africa's immense suffering. There is no more urgent theological task than to provide an account of hope in Africa, given its endless cycles of violence, war, poverty, and displacement. So claims Emmanuel Katongole, a recognised, innovative theological voice from Africa. In the midst of suffering, Katongole says, hope takes the form of "arguing" and "wrestling" with God. Such lament is not merely a cry of pain--it is a way of mourning, protesting, and appealing to God. As he unpacks the rich theological and social dimensions of the practice of lament in Africa, Katongole tells the stories of courageous Christian activists working for change in East Africa and invites readers to enter into lament along with them.
Categories: Religion

Lament for America

Lament for America

join the middle class in adulthood than an American child born into similar
circumstances.”43 If the U.S. economic and fiscal situation stagnates over much
of the next decade, the intergenerational schism may be accompanied by
growing ...

Author: Earl H. Fry

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442603615

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Lament for America explores the major challenges to the status of the United States as a world superpower. In delving into the fundamental question of whether or not a relative decline is inevitable, the author recognizes that the changes faced over the next few decades will be more rapid and transformational than at any other period in American history. Lament for America offers concrete recommendations for renewal in areas such as defense policy, health care, education, and the environment, and serves as a useful guide to understanding how decisions will shape both the U.S. and global landscapes.
Categories: Political Science

Letter to the Father Brief an den Vater

Letter to the Father Brief an den Vater

... not lamenting the falling apart, it was already in a state of collapse, what I'm
lamenting is the rebuilding, I lament my waning strength, I lament being born, I
lament the light of the sun. How will we go on living? If you say “yes” to my letters
 ...

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 9780804150750

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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Franz Kafka wrote this letter to Hermann Kafka in November 1919; he was then thirty-six years old. Max Brod relates that Kafka actually gave it to his mother to hand to his father, hoping that it might renew a relationship that had disintegrated into tension and frustration on both sides. Kafka's probing of the abyss between them spared neither his father nor himself, and his cry for acceptance has an undertone of despair. He could not help seeing the lack of understanding between father and son as another moment in the universal predicament depicited in so much of his work. Probably realizing the futility of her son's gesture, his mother did not deliver the letter, but returned it to Kafka instead. Kafka died five years later, in 1924, of tuberculosis.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Works of the English Poets

The Works of the English Poets

3 : 136 -- exhibits life and growth of plants , senfe of beaft , Prior 2 : 167 born to
lament , to labour , and to die , Prior 2 : 169 thy fabric's like a well - form'd itatega
his frame discovers arty . Black . 185 - a nice machine , by mature forin'd to fail ...

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059901093

Category: English poetry

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Categories: English poetry

History of Logan County and Ohio

History of Logan County and Ohio

William was Irish and Mary German born Dec . 26 , 1854 ; Margaret Alice , Dec .
by lineal descent . Now Archibald Lament ' s 29 , 1858 ; John Wylie , June 6 ,
1866 . By family genealogy ends by giving the names occupation John Kerns has
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081817920

Category: Logan County (Ohio)

Page: 840

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Categories: Logan County (Ohio)

Loneliness Lament

Loneliness   Lament

We are not born standing before a stripped-down “medium” we call time, a blank
page. We are born, rather, to a journey not simply of our making and yet unique.
The idea that we stand before a reality that is deaf, dumb, and brute, rather than ...

Author: Patricia J. Huntington

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253220677

Category: Philosophy

Page: 315

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The author poses that loneliness does not only consist of the heartfelt absences of a friend, partner, spouse, or child, but rather stems from a radical breach in one's life journey. She develops a philosophy of receptivity and a portrait of redemptive suffering. By fully exploring notions of pain, she also examines how the relation between the heart's musical attunement and meaning-filled life passages can lead one to a more spiritual philosophy and a more independent life.
Categories: Philosophy

Francesca Da Rimini Her Lament and Vindication with a Brief Notice of the Malatesti E l Mastin Vecchio E l Nuovo Da Verrucchio

Francesca Da Rimini  Her Lament  and Vindication  with a Brief Notice of the Malatesti  E l Mastin Vecchio  E l Nuovo Da Verrucchio

Malatesta was born in 1212 , and lived for upwards of a hundred years ; during
that time he had more wives than one , and a numerous family . Marco Battaglia
says , that by his first wife , Concordia , daughter of the late Imperial Vicar
Dominus ...

Author: Henry Clark Barlow

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z254597201

Category:

Page: 52

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The Household Book of Poetry

The Household Book of Poetry

109 Born in Mount Pleasant , near Liverpool , 1763 ; died June 30 , 1831 . Lines
to an Indian Air . 202 On the Death of Burns .... Love's Philosophy . 263 689 To
203 Roscoe , William Stanley . Lament 561 Born in England in 1789 ; died in ...

Author: Charles Anderson Dana

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000005333363

Category: American poetry

Page: 862

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Categories: American poetry

The World Religions Reader

The World Religions Reader

1.11.2 Before I was born Solomon Ibn Gabirol ( born in 1021/22 CE ) was both a
philosopher and a poet who composed a number of liturgical ... 1.11.3 Lament on
the Devastation of the Land of Israel Abraham ben Meir Ibn Ezra ( born c .

Author: Gwilym Beckerlegge

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415247497

Category: Religion

Page: 490

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A set text for the Open University's World Religions course, 'World Religions Reader' includes materials relating to six of the world's most influential religious traditions.
Categories: Religion

Foreskin s Lament

Foreskin s Lament

OnMay 25, 1961, for instance, He caused Steven Hirsch tobe born in Cleveland,
Ohio. One yearlater, in 1962, agirl named Ginger Allen isbornin Rockford, Illinois,
and fouryears later,in 1966, Melissa Bardizbanian is born in Pasadena, ...

Author: Shalom Auslander

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330462013

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Shalom Auslander was raised with a terrified respect for God. Even as he grew up, defying and eventually being cast out of his community, he could not find his way to a life in which he wasn’t locked in a daily struggle with Him. Foreskin’s Lament is a rich and fascinating portrait of a man grappling with his faith, his family and his community. ‘Bracing and witty . . . Never, frankly, can there have been a more blasphemous book . . . Foreskin’s Lament somehow expresses the ideas of Richard Dawkins in the tone of David Sedaris. You can read it for the humour, you can read it as reportage into a secretive and bizarre world, you can read it as a personal tale of triumph over adversity, or you can just read it for the misery. It doesn’t really matter. But do read it’ William Sutcliffe, Independent on Sunday ‘One of the funniest books I’ve ever read, killingly so’ Hilary Spurling, Observer ‘Exceptional . . . very, very funny’ Time Out ‘Painfully poignant and hilariously noir’ Jewish Chronicle ‘By turns hilarious and devastating . . . Few books are laugh-out-loud funny. This one is’ Naomi Alderman, Sunday Times ‘America’s hottest, funniest, most controversial young Jewish memoirist . . . blackly hilarious, groundbreaking’ The Times
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Beyond Lament

Beyond Lament

CZESŁAW MIŁOSZ was born in 1911 into a Lithuanian family of Polish descent .
He is a distinguished poet , essayist , translator , and novelist who teaches in the
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California at
 ...

Author: Marguerite M. Striar

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810115565

Category: Poetry

Page: 565

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Challenging Theodor Adorno's famous statement that "writing poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric," Beyond Lament is a rich and varied anthology consisting of new and previously published poems about the atrocity of the Holocaust. Marguerite M. Striar has arranged the nearly 300 poems by the likes of Paul Celan, Nelly Sachs, Czeslaw Milosz, Dannie Abse, and Robert Pinsky, as well as many others, to tell the story of the Holocaust.
Categories: Poetry

The Tangierman s Lament

The Tangierman s Lament

I wasn't born here; I am not descended from anyone who ever made a home here
; I can't say that any of my ancestors so much as visited. Nor can I claim that my
arrival fulfilled some longstanding desire; I was a newspaperman, a wanderer, ...

Author: Earl Swift

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813937205

Category: History

Page: 224

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Go where the story is--that’s one tenet of journalism Earl Swift has had little trouble living up to. In two decades of covering the commonwealth, Swift has hiked, canoed--even spelunked--a singular path through Virginia. He has also stopped and listened. This collection brings together some twenty Virginia tales wherein hardship is revealed as tragedy, and humor appears as uncanny, illuminating strangeness. The Pulitzer-nominated title story takes us to the Chesapeake island of Tangier, home to a Methodist enclave over two hundred years old, with an economy almost wholly dependent on the blue crab. The gradual exodus of the island’s young people and the dwindling crab hauls point to an inevitable extinction that finds a dramatic metaphor in the erosion of the island itself, which is literally disappearing beneath its inhabitants’ feet. An epic piece of reporting, "When the Rain Came" revisits the August night in 1969 when Hurricane Camille descended on Nelson and Rockbridge counties, bringing with it a deluge of nearly Biblical proportions that killed 151 people. It was later characterized by the Department of the Interior as "one of the all-time meteorological anomalies in the United States." Swift looks beyond the extraordinary numbers to find the individual stories, told to him by the people who still remember the trembling floorboards and rain too heavy to see, or even breathe, through. Other stories include a nerve-wracking inside look at the Pentagon on the morning of 9/11, the travails of a failed novelist turned folk-art demigod, an account of a 1929 Scott County tornado (deemed the deadliest in Virginia history), and a profile of Nelson County swami Master Charles, who boasts a corps of meditative followers, a mountain retreat in Nellysford, and an incomplete resume. Each piece reconfirms Virginia as a land uncommonly rich in stories--and Earl Swift as one of its most perceptive and tireless chroniclers.
Categories: History

The Lament of Ceres and the Gods of Greece

The Lament of Ceres  and the Gods of Greece

... the weeping child convey . Mothers born of Pyrrha's daughters , Mortal born - a
fate more mild !They can cross the gloomy waters , Following a beloved child :
Only those who pass Jove's portals May not touch that THE LAMENT OF CERES
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Author: Friedrich Schiller

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021869894

Category:

Page: 16

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Risking Truth

Risking Truth

Thanksgiving is born out of lament, so that apart from the temporary experience
of God's hiddenness, there can be no testimony to the breaking of his silence and
to fresh acts of salvation. “Lament,” says Rickie Moore, “is not, as is commonly ...

Author: Scott A. Ellington

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630878276

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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Ours is a world characterized by change. Often the most fundamental changes in our lives result from experiences of profound suffering and loss as we are wrenched from our familiar world and driven into one that is alien. In the midst of such loss, we are compelled to choose between trying to cling to the remnants of a reality that is passing away and trying to make a home in a strange new world. Biblical prayers of lament wait for us at this crossroad of loss and newness. Prayers of lament are marked both by loss and by the inexplicable silence of God. Everything we believe about God's justice and goodness is placed in doubt by his hiddenness. The cry of lament is an act of tremendous risk. To lament is to abandon the sinking ship of religious certainty and strike out in a small dingy, amidst stormy seas, in search of a hidden God. Faced with God's silence, the biblical writers are willing to place at risk their most fundamental beliefs and to lament. The Psalm writers risk the loss of the Exodus story by crying out to a God who has failed to save, demanding that he once more part the chaotic waters and make a way in the desert. Job risks the loss of a moral God by confronting God with his injustice. Jeremiah risks the loss of the covenant by calling out for God to return yet again to a faithless partner and a failed marriage. Matthew and John the Revelator recognize that the coming of Messiah is impelled by the cries of innocent sufferers. Throughout the Bible, lament risks the possible loss of relationship with God and presses for a new, though uncertain, experience of God's presence.
Categories: Religion

The Classic and the Beautiful from the Literature of Three Thousand Years

The Classic and the Beautiful from the Literature of Three Thousand Years

Born 1566 , England . - Died about 1635 . Man's Mortality . Vol . IV ... WATI , DEWI
SATIA . Very ancient ; Java . Lament . Vol . VI . 494 214 .. 391 480 VILLEGAS ,
DON FRANCISCO QUEVEDO Y. PAGE Born 1580 , Spain . The Ruins of Rome .

Author: Henry Coppée

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112084255071

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The Works of Thomas Middleton

The Works of Thomas Middleton

3 When I was born , when I was , then I was ; Born ? when ? yet born I was , but
now I bear , Bear my own vices , which my joys surpass , Bear mine own burden
full of mischief ' s fear : When I was born , I did not bear lament ; But now unborn ,
I ...

Author: Thomas Middleton

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:300030095

Category: English drama

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Categories: English drama

The Works of Thomas Middleton The black book Father Hubburd s tales Micro cynicon The wisdom of Solomon paraphrased Sir R Sherley sent ambassador etc The peacemaker Addenda Index

The Works of Thomas Middleton  The black book  Father Hubburd s tales  Micro cynicon  The wisdom of Solomon paraphrased  Sir R  Sherley sent ambassador  etc  The peacemaker  Addenda  Index

3 When I was born , when I was , then I was ; Born ? when ? yet born I was , but
now I bear , Bear my own vices , which my joys surpass , Bear mine own burden
full of mischief's fear : When I was born , I did not bear lament ; But now unborn , I
 ...

Author: Thomas Middleton

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000006522032

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In Dying We Are Born

In Dying We Are Born

Dying congregations join their lament to the lament of the people of Israel in exile
in Babylon: “[TJhere we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion”
(Ps. 137:1). The glories of the past were remembered: the good times shared, ...

Author: Peter Bush

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781566995566

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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Deeply ingrained in Western culture, and in the minds of most church leaders, is the belief that there is a solution to every problem. Peter bush offers a powerful challenge to this approach, arguing that for new life, energy, and passion to arise in congregations, they must die--die to one way of being the church in order that a new way may rise. Bush identifies two types of dying congregations. Some congregations need to close their doors, bringing to an end years of ministry. Other congregations need to dramatically change their culture and ways of doing ministry. Such change may not entail literally closing the congregation's doors, but it will require people giving up deeply held understandings of the life and purpose of the congregation. All congregations, Bush contends, even ones that see themselves as healthy, need to be prepared to die, to take up their cross, so God can make them alive. A skillful storyteller, Bush shows readers why churches must confront their mortality. He examines the role of the prophetic leader, who proclaims both the congregation's death and its resurrection. He explores spiritual practices and the habits of wonder, remember, and risk taking for congregations that know they are dying--or need to die. Only by dying, Bush says, will a congregation find resurrection life, given by God who raises the dead to life
Categories: Religion

Lineage Book

Lineage Book

5385 Born in Connecticut . Descendant of Capt . David Hitchcock . Daughter of ...
Gr . - granddaughter of Lament Peck and Rachel Tracy , his wife ; Joseph Adams
and Deborah Marsh , his wife . See No. 5143 . Lament Peck , in 1775 , enlisted ...

Author: Daughters of the American Revolution

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924093241192

Category: United States

Page:

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Includes inclusive "Errata for the Linage book."
Categories: United States