Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger

Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781477823910

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Known for the wit of her writing, in her lifetime Catherine Cookson became the UK’s most widely read novelist. When the Cookson Estate discovered the unpublished manuscript of Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger in the attic of her home, they unearthed a gem for Cookson’s many fans. Gravedigger John Gascoigne lives in Downfell Hurst with his wife, Florrie, their three children and his mother, Gran. John is a deep thinker but extremely taciturn—a man of few words and many grunts. Which is why everyone is alarmed when he’s hit on the head by a cricket ball, and it suddenly seems as if the words won’t stop. What’s more, he says he is talking to Saint Christopher—only no one else can see the saint, and they’re beginning to worry John’s not quite right in the head… Mad or not, John has some secrets he’s been keeping. But if he can’t stop talking, they won’t stay secret for long.
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Hamlet, Protestantism, and the Mourning of Contingency

Not to Be

Author: Professor John E. Curran Jr

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409489620

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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Building on current scholarly interest in the religious dimensions of the play, this study shows how Shakespeare uses Hamlet to comment on the Calvinistic Protestantism predominant around 1600. By considering the play's inner workings against the religious ideas of its time, John Curran explores how Shakespeare portrays in this work a completely deterministic universe in the Calvinist mode, and, Curran argues, exposes the disturbing aspects of Calvinism. By rendering a Catholic Prince Hamlet caught in a Protestant world which consistently denies him his aspirations for a noble life, Shakespeare is able in this play, his most theologically engaged, to delineate the differences between the two belief systems, but also to demonstrate the consequences of replacing the old religion so completely with the new.
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The Black Death

Author: Joseph Patrick Byrne

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313324925

Category: History

Page: 231

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An ideal introduction and guide to the greatest natural disaster to ever curse humanity, replete with illustrations, biographical sketches, and primary documents. Presents medieval and modern perspectives of this disturbing yet fascinating tragic historical episode.
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Understanding Dying, Death, and Bereavement

Author: Michael R. Leming,George E. Dickinson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133169295

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Using a social-psychological approach, this edition remains solidly grounded in theory and research, but places greater emphasis on the individual and coping with death and dying. These two well-known authors and researchers integrate stimulating personal accounts throughout the text, and apply concepts to specific examples that deal with cross cultural perspectives and the practical matters of death and dying. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Liberation Trilogy Box Set

Author: Rick Atkinson

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466855576

Category: History

Page: 2416

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The definitive chronicle of the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II, Rick Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy is now together in one boxed set From the War in North Africa to the Invasion of Normandy, the Liberation Trilogy recounts the hard fought battles that led to Allied victory in World War II. Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author Rick Atkinson brings great drama and exquisite detail to the retelling of these battles and gives life to a cast of characters, from the Allied leaders to rifleman in combat. His accomplishment is monumental: the Liberation Trilogy is the most vividly told, brilliantly researched World War II narrative to date.
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A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

Author: Christopher B. Krebs

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393062961

Category: History

Page: 304

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“A model of popular intellectual history. . . . In every way, ?A Most Dangerous Book is a most brilliant achievement.”—Washington Post When the Roman historian Tacitus wrote the Germania, a none-too-flattering little book about the ancient Germans, he could not have foreseen that centuries later the Nazis would extol it as “a bible” and vow to resurrect Germany on its grounds. But the Germania inspired—and polarized—readers long before the rise of the Third Reich. In this elegant and captivating history, Christopher B. Krebs, a professor of classics at Harvard University, traces the wide-ranging influence of the Germania, revealing how an ancient text rose to take its place among the most dangerous books in the world.
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Dictionary of Christianity

Author: Jean C. Cooper

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781884964497

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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This work constitutes the largest and most comprehensive research guide ever published about Benjamin Britten. Entries survey the most significant published materials relating to the composer, including bibliographies, catalogs, letters and documents, conference reports, biographies, and studies of Britten's music.
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