Beginning with ‘Alone’ and closing with ‘Withdrawal’, each piece in this life-affirming book is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, ...

Author: David Whyte

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786897644

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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In Consolations David Whyte unpacks aspects of being human that many of us spend our lives trying vainly to avoid – loss, heartbreak, vulnerability, fear – boldly reinterpreting them, fully embracing their complexity, never shying away from paradox in his relentless search for meaning. Beginning with ‘Alone’ and closing with ‘Withdrawal’, each piece in this life-affirming book is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling overwhelmed and the desire to run away from it all. Through this lens, procrastination may be a necessary ripening; hiding an act of freedom; and shyness something that accompanies the first stage of revelation. Consolations invites readers into a poetic and thoughtful consideration of words whose meaning and interpretation influence the paths we choose and the way we traverse them throughout our lives.

The Consolations of Philosophy

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER One of the most influential voices in modern philosophy - the author of The Course of Love, Religion for Atheists, The Art of Travel and The School of Life Alain de Botton presents a one-stop shop for ...

Author: Alain de Botton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141930314

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER One of the most influential voices in modern philosophy - the author of The Course of Love, Religion for Atheists, The Art of Travel and The School of Life Alain de Botton presents a one-stop shop for solving the problems of everyday life through the wisdom of history's great philosophers 'Singlehandedly, de Botton has taken philosophy back to its simplest and most important purpose: helping us live our lives' Independent 'Few discussions on the great philosophers can have been so entertaining... An ingenious, imaginative book' The Sunday Times 'Witty, thoughtful, entertaining... It manages to make philosophy both enjoyable and relevant' Anthony Clare, Literary Review 'No doubt about it, philosophy is the new rock and roll and Alain de Botton is its Colonel Tom Parker... A pleasure to read. And good writing, like good philosophy, is always a consolation' John Banville, Irish Times Alain de Botton has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Find out what Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche would say about the things that bother us all the most: lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety, the fear of failure and the pressure to conform.

Handbook of Consolations

In this pastoral work, which is the first complete English translation based on Gerhard's original Latin to be published since the seventeenth century, Gerhard brings together his extensive understanding of Scripture, theology, and church ...

Author: Johann Gerhard

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1606086642

Category: Religion

Page: 106

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Johann Gerhard (1582-1637) was one of the leading dogmatic theologians of his time and was the authoritative voice of seventeenth-century Lutheran Orthodoxy. Yet, he also published numerous devotional works and meditations that were meant to be used in the daily lives of ordinary believers. The Handbook of Consolations sought to provide comfort and encouragement not only to those approaching death, but also to those who provided care for the sick and dying. Gerhard himself was no stranger to sickness and death, having lost his infant son and young wife, and faced numerous life-threatening illnesses throughout his life. In this pastoral work, which is the first complete English translation based on Gerhard's original Latin to be published since the seventeenth century, Gerhard brings together his extensive understanding of Scripture, theology, and church history in a practical and easy-to-understand manual that is as relevant and meaningful in the twenty-first century as it was in Gerhard's day.

The Consolations of Theology

In 2006, Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia, where five of the contributors to this volume teach,hosted a conference on The Consolations of ...

Author: Brian S. Rosner

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802860400

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Inspired by Alain de Botton's bestselling Consolations of Philosophy, this volume shows how theology can be of practical value to every believer. The great theologians in the history of the church have always found that theology affords genuine comfort in the face of life's difficulties. InThe Consolations of Theology Brian Rosner and other practical theologians present a compelling blend of biography and theology that profoundly addresses the perennial human problems of anger, obsession, despair, anxiety, disappointment, and pain. Contributors: Gwenfair Walters Adams Robert Banks Peter Bolt Andrew Cameron Richard Gibson Brian Rosner Mark Thompson

The Overture of the Book of Consolations

The second metaphor is that of a mother . Once again we have a classic text in the Book of Consolations : Does a woman forget ...

Author: Peter Damian Akpunonu

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820467788

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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An inspiration to writers, musicians, and mystics, The Overture of the Book of Consolations summarizes and highlights all the major themes of Deutero-Isaiah. Its predominant theme is consolation - consolation of Israel after the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple and the depopulation of the kingdom of Judah. The Overture assures Judah that the past is forgiven and Yahweh is ushering in a New Creation, a future more glorious than the Exodus, the march through the desert, where Israel will once again be wedded to her husband: Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel.

Ten Consolations

... Study No.8 e ' Study No.9 ` ` Study No.10 Consolation No.1 Consolation No.2 ... (Score All Parts) 10 Studies 10 Consolations ISBN 978—0*557—25658—7.

Author: Dubiell De Zarraga Lago


ISBN: 0557256585


Page: 95

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Greek and Roman Consolations

A reassessment of the standard ways of reading Seneca's ideas on consolation leads Wilson to an original interpretation of the hidden agendas in well-known ...

Author: H. Baltussen

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1910589136

Category: History

Page: 232

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In the Ancient World death came - on average - at a far earlier age than in today's West, and without the authoritative warnings given by modern medicine. Consolation for the trauma of loss had, accordingly, a more prominent role to play. This volume presents eight original studies on consolatory writings from ancient Greek, Roman, early Christian and Arabic societies. The authors include internationally recognised authorities in the field. They offer insight into the ancient experience of loss and the methods used to palliate it. They explore how far there was a consolatory 'genre', involving letters, funerary oratory, epicedia, and philosophical prose. Focusing on responses to grief in numerous ancient authors, this volume finds elements of continuity and of individual variety in modes of consolation, and reveals instructive tensions between the commonplace and the personal.

Whispered Consolations

... representation by voice or hand in the accounts of their own lives, black Americans could only “whisper consolations” to their torn and dying selves.

Author: Jon-Christian Suggs

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472106511

Category: Law

Page: 401

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DIVExplores the relationship between African American literature and American law /div

Six Consolations

Consolations . Consolations . 1 I. Franz Liszt . ( Komponiert 1849 , erschienen 1850. ) Andante con moto . dolce 基产 a tempo itou ITIM #POSTE Dorot poco ...

Author: Franz Liszt

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457475160

Category: Music

Page: 16

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A collection of Advanced piano solos composed by Franz Liszt.

Christian Consolations

It is not , then , the wisdom of the wise , but the words and works , the death and resurrection , of Christ alone , that can give us the consolation and ...

Author: Andrew Preston Peabody



Category: Consolation

Page: 367

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Consolations of Gospel Truth

Mr. Midwinter , Sir , I have read the volume lately published by you , entitled the “ Consolations of Gospel Truth , " and am much pleased with it .

Author: John Gregory Pike



Category: Biography

Page: 360

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Consolations Op 116

Consolations Op.116 By DubiellDe Zarraga Lago Consolation No.1 Consolation No.2 Consolation No.3 Consolation No.4 Op. 116 Dubiell De Zarraga Lago Adagio ...

Author: Dubiell De Zarraga Lago


ISBN: 138714538X

Category: Art

Page: 34

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Franz Liszt Consolations and Liebestraume Songbook

Until 1992, there was only one available published version of the Consolations,aset ofsix pensivepieces publishedin 1850.In1992, Henle published for the ...

Author: Alexandre Dossin

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1480317810

Category: Music

Page: 52

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(Schirmer Performance Editions). Liszt made significant contributions to piano literature. Consolations and Liebestraume were first published in 1850 and have become Liszt's most approachable and recognizable pieces. With historical and performance notes and audio recordings. Late Intermediate Level.

Seneca Selected Dialogues and Consolations

Consolation to Marcia was likely written between 39 CE and 49 CE. Like Consolation to Polybius and Consolation to His Mother Helvia (both also written ...

Author: Seneca

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624663702

Category: History

Page: 256

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Seneca's dialogues--as his epistolary essays have traditionally been known--offer an ideal path into the philosophical thought of first-century Rome's most famous Stoic, whose compelled suicide in 65 CE (by order of his former pupil Emperor Nero) drew comparisons to the death of Socrates. Notable for, among other things, their portrait of a providential universe and defense of the life of virtue, the nine dialogues included in this volume illustrate the deeply intertwined cosmological and moral arguments of ancient Rome’s chief philosophical alternative to Epicureanism and Academic Skepticism. Peter J. Anderson's new translation conveys the distinctive character of Seneca's style, while striving for accuracy and consistency in its renderings of key terms. His Introduction discusses the dialogues as works of art and situates them in the context of ancient Stoic philosophy as well as the wider philosophical scene. Notes and a glossary are also included.

The Consolations of Writing

Anicius Boethius, Of the Consolation of Philosophy (ca. 524–25): The Foundations of Resistance in Dialogue and Lyric Power politics, court intrigue, ...

Author: Rivkah Zim

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691176132

Category: History

Page: 336

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Boethius wrote The Consolation of Philosophy as a prisoner condemned to death for treason, circumstances that are reflected in the themes and concerns of its evocative poetry and dialogue between the prisoner and his mentor, Lady Philosophy. This classic philosophical statement of late antiquity has had an enduring influence on Western thought. It is also the earliest example of what Rivkah Zim identifies as a distinctive and vitally important medium of literary resistance: writing in captivity by prisoners of conscience and persecuted minorities. The Consolations of Writing reveals why the great contributors to this tradition of prison writing are among the most crucial figures in Western literature. Zim pairs writers from different periods and cultural settings, carefully examining the rhetorical strategies they used in captivity, often under the threat of death. She looks at Boethius and Dietrich Bonhoeffer as philosophers and theologians writing in defense of their ideas, and Thomas More and Antonio Gramsci as politicians in dialogue with established concepts of church and state. Different ideas of grace and disgrace occupied John Bunyan and Oscar Wilde in prison; Madame Roland and Anne Frank wrote themselves into history in various forms of memoir; and Jean Cassou and Irina Ratushinskaya voiced their resistance to totalitarianism through lyric poetry that saved their lives and inspired others. Finally, Primo Levi's writing after his release from Auschwitz recalls and decodes the obscenity of systematic genocide and its aftermath. A moving and powerful testament, The Consolations of Writing speaks to some of the most profound questions about life, enriching our understanding of what it is to be human.

Consolations of Loss

Thomas N. Dennis. Consolations of Loss Thomas N Dennis Consolations of Loss ∆∆∆ Thomas N. Dennis. Front Cover.

Author: Thomas N. Dennis


ISBN: 055736146X



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Consolations in Travel

Consolations. in. Travel. Cambridge University Press has long been a pioneer in the. Arguably the first celebrity scientist, and the epitome of the ...

Author: Humphry Davy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108064248

Category: Science

Page: 298

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Poetry, autobiography and philosophical musings on the universe from the last months of an illustrious scientist's life, published in 1830.

The Consolations of Mortality

This is the Buddhist consolation. Its central idea of self-abandonment—not Buddhism as a whole in all its richness—is my topic here.

Author: Andrew Stark

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300219253

Category: Philosophy

Page: 275

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Interlude: Mortality versus Immortality: Why Not the Right to Choose? -- PART 4 LIFE INTIMATES DEATH -- thirteen: The Big Sleep -- fourteen: Stardust and Moonshine -- fifteen: Every Time I Say Goodbye, I Die a Little -- Conclusion: My Last Espresso -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z

The Consolations of Old Age

I have thus briefly and feebly portrayed some of the consolations attendant upon old age . You will readily understand , my friends , what has induced me to ...

Author: Samuel Kirkland Lothrop



Category: Old age

Page: 25

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Counsels and Consolations

... source of support and consolation is still open - we are still with God . ... of joy for our mourning , and the garment of COUNSELS AND CONSOLATIONS .

Author: Jonathan Farr



Category: Consolation

Page: 242

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