The Return of the Prodigal Son

A few days later, the younger son got together everything he had and left for a
distant country. A Radical Rejection The full title of Rembrandt's painting is, as
has been said, The Return of the Prodigal Son. Implicit in the “return” is a leaving.

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0804152128

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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With over a million copies sold, this classic work is essential reading for all who ask, “Where has my struggle led me?” A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on an unforgettable spiritual adventure. Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within where God has chosen to dwell. As Nouwen reflects on Rembrandt’s painting in light of his own life journey, he evokes a powerful drama of the classic parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son’s return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s resentfulness, and the father’s compassion. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. The challenge to love as God loves, and to be loved as God’s beloved, will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and is here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.

The Return of the Prodigal Son Anniversary Edition

RETURN PRODIGAL SON A N N we R s a R Y e d T o N A Special Two-in-One
Volume, Including Home Tonight ^ HENRI J. M. NOU WEN Foreword by James
Martin, SJ < 2016 Convergent Omnibus Edition The Return of the Prodigal Son.

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Publisher: Convergent Books

ISBN: 0451496043

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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With a preface by James Martin, SJ. A specially-priced two-in-one omnibus gift edition of Henri Nouwen's bestselling The Return of the Prodigal Son and it's companion and prequel Home Tonight. In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt's depiction of the powerful Gospel story "The Return of the Prodigal Son," Henri Nouwen probes several movements of the parable: the younger son's return, the father's restoration of sonship, the elder son's vengefulness, and the father's compassion. In his reflection on Rembrandt in light of his own life's journey, the author evokes a powerful drama of the parable in a rich, capativating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. Coupled with the lectures that inspired the book and originally collected in Home Tonight, this special 2-in-1 omnibus will be the definitive edition of the spiritual classic.

The Return of the Prodigal Son

Pulling out of the lay-by, he decided he needed to return home. He was
physically and emotionally exhausted and driving was not a good idea under the
circumstances as he recalled from when he first arrived home. He needed to
concentrate ...

Author: Hermione Chase

Publisher: Hermione Chase

ISBN: 1310021724


Page: 85

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New Scotland Yard detective Philip Graves is plagued by nightmares from his past as his partner is killed in a fire during a stakeout. Blaming senior management he is given sick leave at a time when he hears that his estranged father has been attacked and is in a critical condition. He travels home to be at his parents side, but can't help becoming involved in the investigation into the attack on his father. He makes contact with senior officers in the town of Willenbury and is drawn into a series of macabre murders steeped in the past including the discovery of a mummified body encased inside a bridge column. Others are uncovered that take the investigation back to a fire at an orphanage in 1953 and the discovery of a past Graves never knew he had, kept hidden through suppressed memories.

Return of the Prodigal Son

She thought of all the times she'd seen tearful parents in the news pleading for
the return of their children. Such stories always touched her mother's heart and
made her react with complete sympathy. She'd always wondered how ordinary ...

Author: Ruth Langan

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 9780373271931

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

View: 303

The Prodigal Son in English and American Literature

Son!...Where are you, boy?” All is not perfect, however, and as he makes his way
home via the places of his childhood ... The narrator comments: 'The return of the
prodigal, and the whole town broken into greetings, while the on-coming, ...

Author: Alison M. Jack

Publisher: Biblical Refigurations

ISBN: 0198817290

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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The Parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the best-known stories in the Bible. It has captured the imagination of commentators, preachers and writers. Alison M. Jack explores the reconfiguring of the character of the Prodigal Son and his family in literature in English. She considers diverse literary periods and genres in which the paradigm is particularly prevalent, such as Elizabethan literature, the work of Shakespeare, the novels of female Victorian writers, the American short story tradition, novels focused on the lives of ordained ministers, and the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Iain Crichton Smith. Drawing on scholarship from biblical and literary studies, this study demonstrates the remarkable potency of the parable in generating new, and at times contradictory, meanings in different contexts. Historical and literary criticism are brought into dialogue to explore this remarkably resilient and nimble character as he dances through drama, novels and poetry across the centuries.

Prodigal Son

Vasilii Shukshin in Soviet Russian Culture John Givens. Chapter Seven Return of
the Prodigal Son Very few events have taken place in recent times in our art that
have so shaken the social and aesthetic self - consciousness of the viewer .

Author: John Givens

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810117709

Category: Art

Page: 268

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A wildly prolific director, actor, and writer, Vasilii Shukshin (1929-74) reached more Soviets in more media than perhaps any other artist in the post-Stalinist USSR. This first English-language study of Shukshin and his work is thus a portrait of the culture of Soviet Russia after Stalin. John Givens begins with Shukshin's position between cultural realms and social strata: his abandoned peasant heritage in Siberia as the son of a purged kulak on the one hand and his life as a successful artist in Moscow on the other. Givens shows how this clash of cultures and identities was both a burden and the driving force of Shukshin's art-and how it represents a central dichotomy between rural and urban culture in Soviet Russia.This work provides new terms for rereading the culture of Shukshin's time- terms that take up notions of demographic displacement, class difference, and blurred boundaries among genres, audiences, and arts.

History of Art

The Return of the Prodigal Son . c . 1665. Oil on canvas , 8'8 " X 6'734 " ( 2.6 x 2.1
m ) . Hermitage Museum , St. Petersburg Rembrandt opened a new field in the
history of painting . It is the world which lies behind visible appearances , but is ...

Author: Horst Woldemar Janson

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780131828957

Category: Art

Page: 1031

View: 846

For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark. A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout. Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians. With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.

Farooq Abdullah Kashmir s Prodigal Son

Meanwhile , Farooq had started responding to Delhi ' s wooing , and set
preconditions for his return to politics in the Valley . He knew that the people
would be angry with him and he would have to explain himself , and prove to
them ( not by ...

Author: Aditya Sinha



Category: Jammu and Kashmir (India)

Page: 256

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Biography of Farooq Abdullah, politician and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

The prodigal son or The way home

It is meet that we should make merry and be glad , " for this my son was dead and
is alive again , he was lost and is found , ” were the words of the father on the
return of the Prodigal ; and while every one , not excepting the very best on earth

Author: Brownlow North



Category: Christian life


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The Parable of the Prodigal Son A Homiletic Exposition

CHAPTER V I. THE RETURN . In last chapter we divided the bright side of the
Prodigal's experience into his Repentance , his Return , and his Reception . We
then considered the first of these particulars , and now proceed to notice II .

Author: Fergus FERGUSON (Minister of Montrose Street E.U. Church, Glasgow.)





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Teaching the Bible

At the opening of the class session I may project Rembrandt's The Return of the
Prodigal Son on the screen at the front of the room. When the students are settled
I divide the class into groups of four. One member of each group is designated ...

Author: Mark Roncace

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 158983674X

Category: Education

Page: 472

View: 145

While books on pedagogy in a theoretical mode have proliferated in recent years, there have been few that offer practical, specific ideas for teaching particular biblical texts. To address this need, Teaching the Bible, a collection of ideas and activities written by dozens of innovative college and seminary professors, outlines effective classroom strategies—with a focus on active learning—for the new teacher and veteran professor alike. It includes everything from ways to incorporate film, literature, art, and music to classroom writing assignments and exercises for groups and individuals. The book assumes an academic approach to the Bible but represents a wide range of methodological, theological, and ideological perspectives. This volume is an indispensable resource for anyone who teaches classes on the Bible.

The Prodigal Son A Sermon on Luke Xv 20 Etc

joy over it , than over the nine pieces that were safe in the purse or bag , and now
there is more joy over the lost son , than of ... few introductory remarks , we
proceed to notice the departure — the return , and the reception of the Prodigal
Son .

Author: Charles WHITE (Dissenting Minister.)





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Teaching the Short Story

The Return of the Prodigal Son ( oratorio ) Welty , Eudora . “ Why I Live at the P .
O . ” . Wolfe , Thomas . Look Homeward , Angel I also see Kafka , Franz . THE
JUDGMENT Ray , Satyajit . ASHAMANJA BABU ' S DOG compared with Dickens

Author: Bonnie H. Neumann

Publisher: National Council of Teachers


Category: Fiction

Page: 301

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Explores 175 short stories from 50 countries including information about the author and a synopsis of the story. Includes indexes on suggested comparisons -themes and literary devices.

And Grace Will Lead Me Home

Several “ sketches in bronze ” of the return of the Prodigal ( 1930-1931 ) appear
on pages 83-85 . A finished sculpture , Prodigal Son , ( 44 inches tall ) is
illustrated on page 19. It was completed in 1931 . Bach , Friedrich T. Constantin
Brancusi ...

Author: Robert M. Brusic



Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 191

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This book presents, with commentary, a portion of the art collection of Jerry Evenrud. It is the largest known collection of images of the parable of the Prodigal Son and encompasses works from 1540 to 1948. The historical span of the collection affirms the continuing resonance of the parable. The media range from etchings, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, and fabric. The collection reveals the desire of the artists to delve into the meaning of the parable and to convey that meaning to others. Some artists depict the entire narrative in a series of works, usually four to six segments. Others focus on one aspect, such as the pig pen or the return of the prodigal. The segment most frequently portrayed by a single print is the homecoming embrace by the fatherthe scene that represents the focus of the parable and thus of faithgrace and forgiveness.

The Return of the Prodigal

It is noteworthy that contrary to the parables of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin,
the father did not pursue or go to the 'far country' to bring this son back home.
Instead, he waited patiently at home for the prodigal son to come to his senses
and ...

Author: Ope Banwo

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1591604907

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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