Dancing Revelations

2003, there was no dance like Revelations in the company's wide repertory, and
few contemporary choreographers commissioned by the Ailey company worked
in the humanistic mode that had inspired Revelations. Performances of the ...

Author: Thomas DeFrantz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195154191

Category: Music

Page: 300

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Chronicles the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre's journey from small modern dance company to one of the premier institutions of African-American culture. This book charts the troupe's rise to national and international renown, and contextualizes its progress within the civil rights, women's rights, and gay rights struggles of the late 20th century.

Life and Selected Revelations

She followed a destiny which led her across Europe from her land which she
described as the "most northerly in the world and beyond that there is no country
where men can live" (Revelations of Saint Birgitta, hereafter Revelations, Book III,
 ...

Author: Birgitta

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809131396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

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This was the massive, simplified structure which had been built on Birgitta's orders, using the foundations and the walls of the castle given to her by King Magnus.

Revelations

Brian E. Daley, S.J., points out that while “the Nag Hammadi collection ... contains
a number of texts labeled 'apocalypses' ... for the most part these revelation-
discourses have little literary connection with the traditional apocalyptic form,” in ...

Author: Elaine Pagels

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110157707X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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A startling exploration of the history of the most controversial book of the Bible, by the bestselling author of Beyond Belief. Through the bestselling books of Elaine Pagels, thousands of readers have come to know and treasure the suppressed biblical texts known as the Gnostic Gospels. As one of the world's foremost religion scholars, she has been a pioneer in interpreting these books and illuminating their place in the early history of Christianity. Her new book, however, tackles a text that is firmly, dramatically within the New Testament canon: The Book of Revelation, the surreal apocalyptic vision of the end of the world . . . or is it? In this startling and timely book, Pagels returns The Book of Revelation to its historical origin, written as its author John of Patmos took aim at the Roman Empire after what is now known as "the Jewish War," in 66 CE. Militant Jews in Jerusalem, fired with religious fervor, waged an all-out war against Rome's occupation of Judea and their defeat resulted in the desecration of Jerusalem and its Great Temple. Pagels persuasively interprets Revelation as a scathing attack on the decadence of Rome. Soon after, however, a new sect known as "Christians" seized on John's text as a weapon against heresy and infidels of all kinds-Jews, even Christians who dissented from their increasingly rigid doctrines and hierarchies. In a time when global religious violence surges, Revelations explores how often those in power throughout history have sought to force "God's enemies" to submit or be killed. It is sure to appeal to Pagels's committed readers and bring her a whole new audience who want to understand the roots of dissent, violence, and division in the world's religions, and to appreciate the lasting appeal of this extraordinary text.

The Revelations of St Birgitta of Sweden Volume 4

Second Prologue 1 Here begin the heavenly revelations divinely revealed to the
glorious Lady Birgitta of Sweden that are called “extra.” The reason for this title
will be clear from what follows.6 2 Tounderstand thereason, one must first of all ...

Author: Bridget Morris

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190247509

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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St. Birgitta of Sweden (1303-1373, canonized 1391) was one of the most charismatic and influential female visionaries of the later Middle Ages. Altogether, she received some 700 revelations, dealing with subjects ranging from meditations on the human condition, domestic affairs in Sweden, and ecclesiastical matters in Rome, to revelations in praise of the Incarnation and devotion to the Virgin. Her Revelations, collected and ordered by her confessors, circulated widely throughout Europe and long after her death. Many eminent individuals, including Cardinal Juan Torquemada, Jean Gerson, and Martin Luther, read and commented on her writings, which influenced the spiritual lives of countless individuals. Birgitta was also the founder of a new monastic order, which still exists today. She is the patron saint of Sweden, and in 2000 was declared (with Catherine of Siena and Edith Stein) co-patroness of Europe. Birgitta's Revelations present her as a commanding and dauntless visionary who develops a contemplative mysticism that is always interwoven with social engagement and a commitment to the salvation of the world. The varied styles of her revelations are dominated by frequent juxtapositions of memorable images and allegories that illustrate her fierce and fertile imagination, her sharp powers of observation and understanding, and her passionate and receptive storytelling powers. This fourth and final volume of the translation of the Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden, comprises The Heavenly Emperor's Book to Kings, The Rule, and Minor Works. While the complete collection of Birgitta's books--called Liber caelestis--ends with Books VII, the eighth book, also referred to as The Heavenly Emperor's Book to Kings, was added after her death. It was compiled by Alfonso of Jaén, and is prefaced by his own treatise, titled The Hermit's Letter to Kings, which examines the ways in which revelations are tested and proven to be true visions conferred by the Holy Spirit. This volume also contains the Birgittine Rule, the Matins readings intended for the nuns, four prayers, and a collection of scattered revelations that lie on the periphery of the main corpus of texts. The translation is based on the recently completed critical edition of the Latin text and promises to be the standard English translation of the Revelations for years to come.

The Principles of Nature Her Divine Revelations

His philosophical revelations are of vast importance , because of their truth ; and
his spiritual and psychological revelations are also qualifiedly true , and are
susceptible of being verified in the spiritual spheres , and will be in the
disclosures ...

Author: Andrew Jackson Davis

Publisher:

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Category: Life

Page: 786

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Spiritual Instructions on the Divine Revelations

PAGE I. THE DIVINE REVELATIONS VIEWED GENERALLY 1 II . THE
PROGRESS OF SPIRITUAL LIFE 19 III . THE REVELATION OF GOD IN
CREATION . 39 IV . THE REVELATION OF GOD IN COVENANT 55 V. THE
REVELATION OF GOD ...

Author: Thomas Thellusson Carter

Publisher:

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Category: God

Page: 207

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Revelations of Prison Life

REVELATIONS OF PRISON LIFE . ( Crime and punishment in England , 1850–
1922 ) Reprint . Originally published : 2nd ed . London : Hurst and Blackett , 1856
. 1. Middlesex House of Corrections . 2. Prison discipline - Great Britain . I. Title .

Author: George Laval Chesterton

Publisher:

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Category: Prison discipline

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Revelations of School life

REVELATIONS OF SCHOOL LIFE , CHAPTER I. It may not be altogether
uninteresting to the general reader to know that my father occupied an important
position in the county of Kent ; being a magistrate , he was for many years
Chairman of ...

Author: George Simpson

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Revelations comprising a concise compendium and exposition of the Old and New Testaments under the wonderful figures of Three and Seven exemplified by singular occurrences in all ages of the World and before the World began etc vol I

Having drank thus far of the wonderful Revelations of God by the Holy Spirit , are
we not struck with amazement to see how he ordereth all things , and all he does
is well done ? All men , down from Adam , who follow their own perverse will ...

Author: Elizabeth WRIGHT (of Ayton.)

Publisher:

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Page: 280

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The Microscope and Its Revelations

THE MICROSCOPE AND ITS REVELATIONS BY WILLIAM B. CARPENTER ,
C.B. M.D. LL.D. F.R.S. F.G.S. F.L.S. CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE
INSTITUTE OF PRANCE , AND OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
, ETC.

Author: William Benjamin Carpenter

Publisher:

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Category: Biology

Page: 882

View: 510



Revelations of a Catholic Priest

... accident I feel as sure as that I , myself , am alive , and Reid drowned . ” Further
questioning would I felt avail nothing , and I turned away , perforce content to wait
for such revelation of the truth as God in his own good time might vouchsafe to ...

Author: Morton Maurice

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Revelations of the Life of Prince Talleyrand

Many persons , the Illuminés , for example , who ruled the monde philosophique
for so long a period , have ascribed this sudden revelation of the hidden TRUTH
entirely to the effects of magnetism ; and there are instances well known ...

Author: Édouard Colmache

Publisher:

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Page: 375

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THE STANDARD FOR TRYING THE SPIRITS AND THEIR REVELATIONS

It heaves man from that secure harbor and safe mooring, which God in his
revelation has prepared for him, and where he has found security for ages, and
sets him adrift upon a wild tumultuous sea, without compass of chart of any
reliable ...

Author: M. E. CHURCH

Publisher:

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Scripture Revelations of the Life of Man After Death

I may add that if any one is disposed to believe that everything , even , that is
taught by Divine Revelation on the ... to be understood figuratively rather than
literally , because the sphere of life and being of which such Revelations treat is
in itself ...

Author: William Henry Lyttelton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Future life

Page: 128

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Cora and the doctor or Revelations of a physician s wife

ing at this subject and that by the light of the new revelation , I had of her
character . But there were stern facts to be met . She had passed all the early part
of her life in the closest intimacy with my husband ; they had loved each other
ardently ...

Author: Madeline Leslie

Publisher:

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Page: 407

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