Bread In The Wilderness

Author: Thomas Merton
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811213486
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The world-renowned religious writer explores the meaning of the Psalms in a facsimile edition of the original, attractively designed, large-format volume first published in 1953, featuring a wealth of photographs of a famous medieval crucifix. Reissue.

Letters From The Wilderness

Author: Henry A. Washington
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1597818011
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Survival in America's spiritual wilderness parallels wilderness survival. Washington honestly identifies today's spiritual dangers, and offers helpful and practical solutions garnered from over 30 years of Christian living and ministry.

Bayonets In The Wilderness

Author: Alan D. Gaff
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806135854
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"In this military history, Gaff documents the British and French influence, the famed battle at Fallen Timbers, and the Treaty of Greeneville, which ended hostilities in the region. His account brings to light alliances between Indian forces and the British military, demonstrating that British troops still conducted operations on American soil long after the supposed end of the American Revolution."--BOOK JACKET.

Reading In The Wilderness

Author: Jessica Brantley
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226071340
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Just as twenty-first-century technologies like blogs and wikis have transformed the once private act of reading into a public enterprise, devotional reading experiences in the Middle Ages were dependent upon an oscillation between the solitary and the communal. In Reading in the Wilderness, Jessica Brantley uses tools from both literary criticism and art history to illuminate Additional MS 37049, an illustrated Carthusian miscellany housed in the British Library. This revealing artifact, Brantley argues, closes the gap between group spectatorship and private study in late medieval England. Drawing on the work of W. J. T. Mitchell, Michael Camille, and others working at the image-text crossroads, Reading in the Wilderness addresses the manuscript’s texts and illustrations to examine connections between reading and performance within the solitary monk’s cell and also outside. Brantley reimagines the medieval codex as a site where the meanings of images and words are performed, both publicly and privately, in the act of reading.

Errand Into The Wilderness

Author: Perry Miller
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674041073
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The title of this book by Perry Miller, who is world-famous as an interpreter of the American past, comes close to posing the question it has been Mr. Miller's lifelong purpose to answer: What was the underlying aim of the first colonists in coming to America? In what light did they see themselves? As men and women undertaking a mission that was its own cause and justification? Or did they consider themselves errand boys for a higher power which might, as is frequently the habit of authority, change its mind about the importance of their job before they had completed it? These questions are by no means frivolous. They go to the roots of seventeenth-century thought and of the ever-widening and quickening flow of events since then. Disguised from twentieth-century readers first by the New Testament language and thought of the Puritans and later by the complacent transcendentalist belief in the oversoul, the related problems of purpose and reason-for-being have been central to the American experience from the very beginning. Mr. Miller makes this abundantly clear and real, and in doing so allows the reader to conclude that, whatever else America might have become, it could never have developed into a society that took itself for granted. The title, "Errand into the Wilderness," is taken from the title of a Massachusetts election sermon of 1670. Like so many jeremiads of its time, this sermon appeared to be addressed to the sinful and unregenerate whom God was about to destroy. But the original speaker's underlying concern was with the fateful ambiguity in the word errand. "Whose" errand? This crucial uncertainty of the age is the starting point of Mr. Miller's engrossing account of what happened to the European mind when, in spite of itself, it began to become something other than European. For the second generation in America discovered that their heroic parents had, in fact, been sent on a fool's errand, the bitterest kind of all; that the dream of a model society to be built in purity by the elect in the new continent was now a dream that meant nothing more to Europe. The emigrants were on their own. Thus left alone with America, who were they? And what were they to do? In this book, as in all his work, the author of "The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century"; "The New England Mind: From Colony to Province," and "The Transcendentalists," emphasizes the need for understanding the human sources from which the American mainstream has risen. In this integrated series of brilliant and witty essays which he describes as "pieces," Perry Miller invites and stimulates in the reader a new conception of his own inheritance.

Rising From The Wilderness

Editor: York County Heritage Trust
ISBN: 9780979291517
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Sketches From The Wilderness

Author: Amy R. W. Meyers
Size: 14,60 MB
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Tabernacle In The Wilderness

Author: John Ritchie
Editor: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 9780825498534
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A concise, practical study of the tabernacle, the offerings, and the priesthood in which every major facet of the tabernacle is discussed.

Primitive Wilderness Skills Applied Advanced

Author: John McPherson
ISBN: 9780967877785
Size: 19,45 MB
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Apostle To The Wilderness

Author: Barry L. Craig
Editor: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838640852
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This book describes the life and work of John Medley, the first member of the Oxford Movement to be consecrated bishop. As an experiment, W. E. Gladstone, future Prime Minister of England and keen churchman, arranged in 1844 to have a member of this controversial group appointed to the Episcopal bench. Because those associated with this movement were suspected of Roman Catholic theological leanings and perhaps even disloyalty to the English Establishment, such a move was politically and ecclesiastically dangerous in England. So Medley was sent to the colonies. Intended to establish High Churchmanship and the British Empire in the soil of the new world, Medley became convinced, over this forty-seven-year episcopate, that the American model of the church was more practical than the British. He eventually forged an identity for his diocese that was, in many ways, to be the pattern for the modern worldwide Anglican Church. Barry Craig is an Assistant Professor in the department of philosophy at St. Thomas University.