Read in these pages such tales as:Satisfaction Av.: The terrifying depths to which an unloved child once sank return to haunt her.Radioactive Girlfriend: A student embarks on a torrid love affair with a young woman whose powerful allure is ...
Author: Koren Shadmi
Publisher: Ballantine Group
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
A graphic novel for the twenty-first-century featuring tales of tortured souls and tormented passion—brilliantly etched in words and striking visuals Some people fall in love, get married, and thrive in happy relationships—and then there are others. From Israeli enfant terrible Koren Shadmi comes a wickedly literate, darkly poetic, beautifully illustrated story collection that exposes with nightmarish clarity the sorrows of love and desire. Read in these pages such tales as:Satisfaction Av.: The terrifying depths to which an unloved child once sank return to haunt her.Radioactive Girlfriend: A student embarks on a torrid love affair with a young woman whose powerful allure is literally nuclear. Pastry Paradise: A near-death experience takes away a woman's will to live and love…but awakens in her a dark and insatiable appetite.Antoinette: A young man becomes obsessed with the girl of his dreams: a gorgeous—but headless—sylph. …and another six tales of alienation and angst.With brutal strokes and lacerating wit, Shadmi introduces a haunting gallery of lost souls that will both repel and captivate.
Surely there has never been a woman more sensual, more irresistable than svelte dancer Chloe Dubois.
Author: Emma Holly
Surely there has never been a woman more sensual, more irresistable than svelte dancer Chloe Dubois. She is a heady combination of innocence and sultry seduction, and Japanese-American businessman David Imakita will risk everything he has to keep her: his career, his friends, even his integrity—such is her power over him. But who is this temptress and what does she want? Is it just love? David's ex-Sumo bodyguard, Sato, believes Chloe will cause havoc in their ordered lives and turns up information on her that is far from pretty. The warning signs are there, but it is already too late for David, who is under her spell and besotted. Will this unrepentant temptress overturn her wild ways and accept the opportunity to change her life for the better, or will the dark family secrets of her past resurface and destroy them both?
The utilitarian person, the Chomskian person, the poststructuralist person, the computational person, and the person defined by analytic philosopy all do not exist.Then what does?Lakoff and Johnson show that a philosopy responsible to the ...
Author: George Lakoff
Publisher: Basic Books
What are human beings like? How is knowledge possible? What is truth? Where do moral values come from? Questions like these have stood at the center of Western philosophy for centuries. In addressing them, philosophers have made certain fundamental assumptions-that we can know our own minds by introspection, that most of our thinking about the world is literal, and that reason is disembodied and universal-that are now called into question by well-established results of cognitive science. It has been shown empirically that:Most thought is unconscious. We have no direct conscious access to the mechanisms of thought and language. Our ideas go by too quickly and at too deep a level for us to observe them in any simple way.Abstract concepts are mostly metaphorical. Much of the subject matter of philosopy, such as the nature of time, morality, causation, the mind, and the self, relies heavily on basic metaphors derived from bodily experience. What is literal in our reasoning about such concepts is minimal and conceptually impoverished. All the richness comes from metaphor. For instance, we have two mutually incompatible metaphors for time, both of which represent it as movement through space: in one it is a flow past us and in the other a spatial dimension we move along.Mind is embodied. Thought requires a body-not in the trivial sense that you need a physical brain to think with, but in the profound sense that the very structure of our thoughts comes from the nature of the body. Nearly all of our unconscious metaphors are based on common bodily experiences.Most of the central themes of the Western philosophical tradition are called into question by these findings. The Cartesian person, with a mind wholly separate from the body, does not exist. The Kantian person, capable of moral action according to the dictates of a universal reason, does not exist. The phenomenological person, capable of knowing his or her mind entirely through introspection alone, does not exist. The utilitarian person, the Chomskian person, the poststructuralist person, the computational person, and the person defined by analytic philosopy all do not exist.Then what does?Lakoff and Johnson show that a philosopy responsible to the science of mind offers radically new and detailed understandings of what a person is. After first describing the philosophical stance that must follow from taking cognitive science seriously, they re-examine the basic concepts of the mind, time, causation, morality, and the self: then they rethink a host of philosophical traditions, from the classical Greeks through Kantian morality through modern analytic philosopy. They reveal the metaphorical structure underlying each mode of thought and show how the metaphysics of each theory flows from its metaphors. Finally, they take on two major issues of twentieth-century philosopy: how we conceive rationality, and how we conceive language.
Kate is asked to draw on her past experience as a dancer and infiltrate one of Travino's skin clubs, In the Flesh. Posing as Vivienne, Kate meets exotic dancer Carly.
Author: HK Carlton
Publisher: Totally Entwined Group (USA+CAD)
Working undercover, nothing is ever as it seems... Assigned the unenviable task of taking down the untouchable Travino crime family, undercover ATF Agent Kate Benson and her veteran partner Mike Pennington are thrown into the seedy underworld of organized crime. Kate is asked to draw on her past experience as a dancer and infiltrate one of Travino's skin clubs, In the Flesh. Posing as Vivienne, Kate meets exotic dancer Carly. From the moment they first dance together, she can't seem to keep her mind or her greedy hands off the dynamic dancer. Together they sizzle on stage and off. She soon realizes she's falling for Carly but knows from past experience that beginning a relationship built on half-truths is a recipe for failure. As Kate attempts to straddle the line between doing her job and being as honest as she can be with Carly, while still maintaining her cover, Kate and Mike are caught snooping around the club after hours by none other than the mob boss himself. And Kate knows there's not a two-step in the world that can save them now.
Examines Tertullian of Carthage's (160-220 C.E.) writings on dress within Roman vestimentary culture.
Author: C. Daniel-Hughes
Category: Social Science
Examines Tertullian of Carthage's (160-220 C.E.) writings on dress within Roman vestimentary culture. It employs a socio-historical approach, together with insights from performance theory and feminist rhetorical analysis, to situate Tertullian's comments in the broader context of the Roman Empire.
My point is this: This book has explored spirituality in the flesh. It has described some of the biological processes that cause humans to think or act religiously. But none of this philosophically precludes the possibility that humans ...
Author: Robert C. Fuller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
It is now generally accepted that the structure and function of the human body deeply influence the nature of human thought. As a consequence, our religious experiences are at least partially determined by our sensory organs, emotional programs, sexual sensibilities, and the neural framework of our brains. In Spirituality in the Flesh, Robert C. Fuller investigates how studying the body can help us to answer the profoundest spiritual questions. Why is it that some religious traditions assign spiritual currency to pain? How do neurochemically driven emotions, such as fear, shape our religious actions? What is the relationship between chemically altered states of consciousness and religious innovation? Using recent biological research to illuminate religious beliefs and practices, Fuller delves into topics as diverse as apocalypticism, nature religion, Native American peyotism, and the sexual experimentalism of nineteenth-century communal societies, in every case seeking middle ground between the arguments currently emanating from scientists and humanists. He takes most scientific interpreters to task for failing to understand the inherently cultural aspects of embodied experience even as he chides most religion scholars for ignoring new knowledge about the biological substrates of human thought and behavior. Comfortable with the language of scientific analysis and sympathetic to the inherently subjective aspects of religious events, Fuller introduces the biological study of religion by joining together this era's unprecedented understanding of bodily states with an expert's knowledge of religious phenomena. Culling together insights from scientific observations, historical allusions, and literary references, Spirituality in the Flesh offers a bold look at the biological underpinnings of religion and opens up new and exciting agendas for understanding the nature and value of human religiosity.
This book clarifies these issues for us by exploring the different meanings of ""flesh"" throughout the Bible, and analyzing the influence both of Old Testament conceptions of ""flesh"" as well as new salvation-historical realities on Paul ...
Author: Brian H. Thomas
What does Paul mean by ""the flesh""? There is a great deal of confusion among laymen and disagreement among scholars on this issue. Christians know that we are supposed to ""walk by the Spirit"" so that they will not gratify the desires of the flesh, but it is not entirely clear what these expressions mean. Furthermore, Paul can also be confusing when he addresses the Christian's relationship to the flesh--are we in the flesh or not? This book clarifies these issues for us by exploring the different meanings of ""flesh"" throughout the Bible, and analyzing the influence both of Old Testament conceptions of ""flesh"" as well as new salvation-historical realities on Paul's thinking, especially in the context of the controversy over circumcision in Galatians. By carefully following Paul's thought, we will also gain greater insight into other Pauline themes that intersect with his theology of the flesh: new creation and his view of this age and the one to come. Most importantly, we will discover Paul's own program for our spiritual transformation so that we may live a life of Christlike love and service despite the moral weakness of our flesh.
Matter gives birth to what transcends it , and then remains intertwined with this transcendent or emergent ... the incorporeal self is doomed to perish with the body , leading to the hatred of the flesh described in “ The Accuser .
Author: Stanley Bill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
A study of the writings of Polish laureate Czesław Miłosz that focuses on the poet's attempts to recover perspectives on transcendence and religious belief in a secular age through creative engagement with sensual or material experience.
His wide practical experience of working bush life informs (as it does all his writings) the novel The Thorn in the Flesh, an old-fashioned, pacy melodrama, set perhaps 80 years ago, which first appeared in French in 1931.
Author: Paul Wenz
Publisher: ETT Imprint
Its theme is simple: a tale of Miss Susan Brady, a woman with ideas above her station, who is spurned, and whose jealousy corrodes her life and drives her to try and sabotage the happiness of John Iredale, the prosperous South Australian grazier who has broken her heart... Classy stuff, this - the fruit of delighted observation, of a sensuous and irrepressible joie de vivre. You cannot fake this quality, it is remarkable... there lingers in one's mind the rare and special pleasure of the sense-texture which Wenz has created a poignant gift from a Frenchman to Australia, his adopted country. - Helen Garner, from her Foreword. Paul Wenz (1869-1939) arrived in Australia in 1892 and worked as a grazier in the Forbes district at 'Nanima' from 1898, where he wrote several popular novels and many short stories of Australian bush life that were published in Paris. Close friends with Miles Franklin, Andre Gide and Jack London, this first English translation of a classic French novel was translated by Maurice Blackman.
Modern Arabic Writing from The American University in Cairo Press Ibrahim Abdel Meguid The Other Place* No One Sleeps in Alexandria Yahya Taher Abdullah The Mountain of Green Tea Salwa Bakr The Wiles of Men Mohamed El-Bisatie Houses ...
Author: Ahlam Mosteghanemi
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press
This novel, written originally in Arabic, takes the reader through the emotional and political upheavals that beset Algeria from the 1940s to the 1980s by following the paths of two of the emerging nation's new leaders, the one a militant artist, the other a young fiction writer.
The light with darkpes keeps no better coyle , Death striving against life hath no such coyle Ashave these two ... that he's thruft unto : Yet whosoever to the flesh shallgive Obedience , and in her Statutes live , Shall from the flesh ...
nents as was his love for his friends. Seeing his roof was gone, he jumped up and shook his fists. “Where's my tent, you lizerd! You thief!” Archbald laughed in spite of himself. “It's burned up, and if I hadn't come when I did, ...
In the latter sense, “the Son is said to have been sent by the Father into the world because he began to be in the world by taking flesh, and yet 'he was in the world' already, as it is said in John.”44 Here and in his answers to the ...
Author: Andrew M. McGinnis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The so-called extra Calvinisticum-the doctrine that the incarnate Son of God continued to exist beyond the flesh-was not invented by John Calvin or Reformed theologians. If this is true, as is almost universally acknowledged today, then why do scholars continue to fixate almost exclusively on Calvin when they discuss this doctrine? The answer to the “why” of this scholarly trend, however, is not as important as correcting the trend. This volume expands our vision of the historical functions and christological significance of this doctrine by expounding its uses in Cyril of Alexandria, Thomas Aquinas, Zacharias Ursinus, and in theologians from the Reformation to the present. Despite its relative obscurity, the doctrine that came to be known as the “Calvinist extra” is a possession of the church catholic and a feature of Christology that ought to be carefully appropriated in contemporary reflection on the Incarnation.
“I was its unfortunate hero,” he wrote. “I'd just been knocked down and was flat on the canvas. . . . I had to do what Kilroy—and Williams—did: get up off the mat and come back fighting. . . . Once when I asked him what the play was ...
Author: John Lahr
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner: Biography Category National Book Award Finalist 2015 Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award A Chicago Tribune 'Best Books of 2014' USA Today: 10 Books We Loved Reading Washington Post, 10 Best Books of 2014 The definitive biography of America's greatest playwright from the celebrated drama critic of The New Yorker. John Lahr has produced a theater biography like no other. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. This astute, deeply researched biography sheds a light on Tennessee Williams's warring family, his guilt, his creative triumphs and failures, his sexuality and numerous affairs, his misreported death, even the shenanigans surrounding his estate. With vivid cameos of the formative influences in Williams's life—his fierce, belittling father Cornelius; his puritanical, domineering mother Edwina; his demented sister Rose, who was lobotomized at the age of thirty-three; his beloved grandfather, the Reverend Walter Dakin—Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh is as much a biography of the man who created A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as it is a trenchant exploration of Williams’s plays and the tortured process of bringing them to stage and screen. The portrait of Williams himself is unforgettable: a virgin until he was twenty-six, he had serial homosexual affairs thereafter as well as long-time, bruising relationships with Pancho Gonzalez and Frank Merlo. With compassion and verve, Lahr explores how Williams's relationships informed his work and how the resulting success brought turmoil to his personal life. Lahr captures not just Williams’s tempestuous public persona but also his backstage life, where his agent Audrey Wood and the director Elia Kazan play major roles, and Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Bette Davis, Maureen Stapleton, Diana Barrymore, and Tallulah Bankhead have scintillating walk-on parts. This is a biography of the highest order: a book about the major American playwright of his time written by the major American drama critic of his time.
The Fissured Flesh Peter Brown traces the changing perception of the body in early Christianity from the frontier between nature and the city to Augustine's notion of the “fissured flesh,” which put body at odds with soul, city, ...
Author: Karma Lochrie
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1999 Karma Lochrie demonstrates that women were associated not with the body but rather with the flesh, that disruptive aspect of body and soul which Augustine claimed was fissured with the Fall of Man. It is within this framework that she reads The Book of Margery Kempe, demonstrating the ways in which Kempe exploited the gendered ideologies of flesh and text through her controversial practices of writing, her inappropriate-seeming laughter, and the most notorious aspect of her mysticism, her "hysterical" weeping expressions of religious desire. Lochrie challenges prevailing scholarly assumptions of Kempe's illiteracy, her role in the writing of her book, her misunderstanding of mystical concepts, and the failure of her book to influence a reading community. In her work and her life, Kempe consistently crossed the barriers of those cultural taboos designed to exclude and silence her. Instead of viewing Kempe as marginal to the great mystical and literary traditions of the late Middle Ages, this study takes her seriously as a woman responding to the cultural constraints and exclusions of her time. Margery Kempe and Translations of the Flesh will be of interest to students and scholars of medieval studies, intellectual history, and feminist theory.
The big man threw down the sign he'd been carrying, turned and pointed at Thumper with fury in his eyes. “In Jesus name, I command the demons of lust and perversion and immorality to come out of you. I speak healing, freedom and ...
Author: Bill Prickett
Barnabas Thumper Rivers is a gregarious party boy trying to break free of his strict religious upbringing. After being brutally beaten by a mentally unstable man, hes left with little memory of his past and a desperate desire to remember his forgotten life. However, his fathera nationally known TV evangelistis determined to prevent that from happening. Thumper is placed in the care of a doctor with an untried, radical treatment protocol designed to treat the amnesia, and in the process, change Thumpers sexual orientation from gay to straight. The Mind Set on the Flesh is a story of deception in the name of religion. But what happens when the truth comes to light?
rienced unspeakable joy together in the Garden of Eden, with the promise that many generations to come would experience the same. It was then that the serpent struck. Satan created this conflict between the spirit and the flesh.
Author: C. g. Taylor
Publisher: Xulon Press
This book was written for those who want a greater understanding of God's eternalpurpose and it's relevance in their lives today. Its purpose is to rationally answerquestions of mankind's existence, mankind's future, and what it means to each of usindividually today.Why Did God Make Us Creatures Of The Flesh?C.G.Taylor gives a compelling answer to the question, but also: Why didn't God destroy Satan in the beginning? Why do bad things happen to good people? How can we find purpose in our lives? How can we have a more personal relationship with God?A journey through these pages couldreveal some things that will change your life.
Romans 8:1-4: “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and ...
Author: Felix Atumonyogo
In this inspirational book, you will gain an insight about a Christian daily struggle with the flesh, and the keys to victory. As Christians, Holy Spirit indwelt spirit man, is supposed to be in control of our being. But there's a tremendous battle going on in the life of every born-again Christian. It's the battle between our inner man (spirit) and our outward man (flesh). These two are in opposition to one another; the outcome of this battle determines direction of our action. If we yield to fulfilling the desire of the flesh, this will lead us to sin & bondage. However, if we through the spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, we shall live a victorious Christian life.