The Subtle Knife

As the boundaries between worlds begin to dissolve, Lyra and her daemon help Will Parry in his search for his father and for a powerful, magical knife.

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375846727

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 326

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As the boundaries between worlds begin to dissolve, Lyra and her daemon help Will Parry in his search for his father and for a powerful, magical knife.

The Amber Spyglass

Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375846735

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 518

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Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.

Intellectual Humanist and Religious Commitment

Pullman, Philip, 2008, His Dark Materials, Gift Edition including all Three Novels:
Northern Light, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, London: Everyman.
Quine, Willard V. O., 1969, 'Epistemology Naturalized', in Ontological Relativity ...

Author: Peter Forrest

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 135009773X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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This book offers a rigorous analysis of why commitment matters and the challenges it presents to a range of believers. Peter Forrest treats commitment as a response to lost innocence. He considers the intellectual consequences of this by demonstrating why, for example, we should not believe in angels. He then explores why humans are attached to reason and to humanism, recognising the different commitments made by theist and non-theist humanists. Finally, he analyses religious faith, specifically fideism, defining it by way of contrast to Descartes, Pascal and William James, as well as contemporary philosophers including John Schellenberg and Lara Buchak. Of particular interest to scholars working on the philosophy of religion, the book makes the case both for and against committing to God, recognising that God's divine character sets up an emotional rather than an intellectual barrier to commitment to worship.

The Science of Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials

The amazing true science behind the fiction of His Dark Materials, ideal for fans of the original trilogy and The Book of Dust, with an introduction by Philip Pullman.

Author: John and Mary Gribbin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444946684

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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The amazing true science behind the fiction of His Dark Materials, ideal for fans of the original trilogy and The Book of Dust, with an introduction by Philip Pullman. Award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal how the world of Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) is rooted in astonishing scientific truth. Drawing on string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos theory, they answer fascinating questions such as: could parallel worlds like Will's and Lyra's really exist? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra's hair? And, of course, what are the Dark Materials?

The Subtle Knife His Dark Materials 2

I'm so damn ignorant I believed it when I was told that shamans had the gift of
flight, for example. Yet here's a shaman who hasn't.” “Oh, but I have.” “How d'you
make that out?” The balloon was drifting lower, and the ground was rising.

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448196922

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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From the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials- now a major critically acclaimed BBC series She had asked: What is he? A friend or an enemy? The alethiometer answered: He is a murderer. When she saw the answer, she relaxed at once. Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld – Cittàgazze, where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm. On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat – and the shattering truth of their own destiny.

Theology and Literature after Postmodernity

And yet, the second volume, The Subtle Knife, offers a decidedly unfallen
interpretation of death, which is actually ... once, and stepped forward smiling
happily, because Yambe-Akka was merry and light-hearted and her visits were
gifts of joy.

Author: Zoë Lehmann Imfeld

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567654958

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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This volume deploys theology in a reconstructive approach to contemporary literary criticism, to validate and exemplify theological readings of literary texts as a creative exercise. It engages in a dialogue with interdisciplinary approaches to literature in which theology is alert and responsive to the challenges following postmodernism and postmodern literary criticism. It demonstrates the scope and explanatory power of theological readings across various texts and literary genres. Theology and Literature after Postmodernity explores a reconstructive approach to reading and literary study in the university setting, with contributions from interdisciplinary scholars worldwide.

The Golden Key

The perfect Halloween literary treat: three Brothers Grimm fairy tales retold by Philip Pullman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Golden Compass Here are three enchanting Brothers Grimm fairy tales retold by one of the most ...

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101618078

Category: Fiction

Page: 41

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The perfect Halloween literary treat: three Brothers Grimm fairy tales retold by Philip Pullman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Golden Compass Here are three enchanting Brothers Grimm fairy tales retold by one of the most accomplished authors of our time on their 200th anniversary. Philip Pullman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, brings his gift for spinning tales of dark wonder to these stories that have long cast a spell on the Western imagination. The Brothers Grimm are intimately familiar to us from such classic fairy tales as “Hansel and Gretel,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Snow White,” “Cinderella,” “The Juniper Tree,” “Rapunzel,” and “The Frog King.” Pullman’s versions of the three stories in this Penguin Special—“The Twelve Huntsmen,” “The Buffalo-Hide Boots,” and “The Golden Key”—are not to be found anywhere else and are accompanied by personal commentary about their sources, history, and everlasting appeal. They’re among Pullman’s favorite Grimm tales, and they supplement the fifty he’s selected and retold in the upcoming volume Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm—two of which, “The Goose Girl at the Spring” and “The Three Snake Leaves,” appear here as bonus stories alongside the three feature stories.

Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction

Edited by Morag Styles and written by an international team of acknowledged experts, this series provides jargon-free, critical discussion and a comprehensive guide to literary and popular texts for children.

Author: Peter Hunt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826477607

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Edited by Morag Styles and written by an international team of acknowledged experts, this series provides jargon-free, critical discussion and a comprehensive guide to literary and popular texts for children. Each book introduces the reader to a major genre of children's literature, covering the key authors, major works and contexts in which those texts are published, read and studied. This book provides an illuminating guide to literature that creates alternative worlds for young readers. Focusing on the work of Ursula Le Guin, Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman, the book considers both the genre of ?alternative worlds? and the distinctiveness of these authors? texts, including Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass.

Publishers Weekly

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The World of The Golden Compass

As he tries to use the subtle knife to leave the cave , Mrs. Coulter , with the fairy
gift of knowing what his heart most desires , reflects an image of his mother's face
. Will's mind leaves the knife , and the knife is shattered . The only one who ...

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Publisher: Borders Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9780979233128

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 210

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His Dark Materials His Dark Materials

This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230855592

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This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Characters, Locations, Objects, Organizations, Races and Species, Ama, Balthamos, Baruch, Billy Costa, Chevalier Tialys, Cliff-ghasts, Daemon, Dr. Mary Malone, Edward Coulter, Elaine Parry, Farder Coram, Gallivespians, Giacomo Paridisi, Gracious Wings, Grazers, Gyptians, Hester, Iofur Raknison, Iorek Byrnison, John Faa, Kirjava, Lee Scoresby, Lord Asriel, Lord Carlo Boreal, Lyra Silvertongue, Marisa Coulter, Metatron, Mulefa, Panserbjorne, Pantalaimon, Roger Parslow, Ruta Skadi, Serafina Pekkala, Sibirsk Regiment, Spectres, The Authority, The Golden Monkey, The Master of Jordan College, Tullio, Will Parry, Witches, Xaphania, Northern Lights, Philip Pullman, Cittagazze, Jordan College, Land of the Dead, Lyra's World, Svalbard, The Adamant Tower, The Clouded Mountain, The Valley of the Rainbows, Torre degli Angeli, AEsahaettr, Alethiometer, Amber Spyglass, Dust, The Intention Craft, The Authority, The Church, The General Oblation Board, Angel, Centaur, Cliff-ghasts, Daemon, Deaths, Elephants, Faun, Gallivespians, Giant, Gyptians, Half-Breed, Human, Mulefa, Muses, Naiads, Panserbjorne, Phoenixes, Samoyeds, Satyr, Spectres, Spy Fly, Titans, Tualapi, Witches. Excerpt: Ama is the name of a young girl living in a Himalayan Village. Her daemon's name is Kulang. Her father is a herdsman. She meets Marisa Coulter, the head of the General Oblation Board. Coulter informs her that she is a holy woman, and Ama brings her food and gifts for many days. Ultimately she learns about the evil designs of Coulter, and helps Lyra to come out of the the clutches of Coulter. Balthamos is an Angel in the The Amber Spyglass. Balthamos and his lover, Baruch, are both angels in rebellion from the Kingdom of Heaven. They seek to become part of Lord Asriel's army of angels and overthrow Metatron, the acting Regent of The Authority Both angels find Will Parry at the end of The Subtle Knife; becaus

The Ecclesiastical Cyclop dia Fifth Edition

... two spoons , a enjoined a vicious course of life , as in conformity knife , a
drinking cup , a water pot , a salt cellar , with the will of God , and ... The story and
gift , or a record of such immunities or priviupon which the establishment of this
order is leges as they enjoyed ... They wear haircloth livered , was lost in the
subtle refinements of shirts , white cassocks , and over these , black scholastic
disputation .

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Discourse

... so of the possibility of creativity and Life in the universe depends precisely on
refusing the temptation of employing the transcending gifts of the knife . ... The
two laws taken together present Will and Lyra with an excruciatingly simple
ethical choice : keep the knife and move back and forth between ... tool ” that
emerges from Pullman's trilogy as at least equal in power to — and far more
durable and sustainable than — the subtle knife . ... She doesn't set out to tell this
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Jewelers Circular

Fit for the hands of kings and queens or those who love the aristocratic perfection
of silver , this coffee set of French inspiration , with candlesticks to match , is
suggestive of our national holiday festivity and matchless as a gift The subtle
simplicity of ... and to the right are a dinner knife , a soup spoon and on the
outside a fruit spoon , since the first two courses are to be grape fruit and cream
of tomato soup .

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The Logic of Incarnation

... Derrida states that the sacrifice of the promised son requires a total
renunciation.7 When raising the knife upon Isaac, Abraham has to lose all ... In
this, however, Derrida passes over (deliberately or not) the subtle teleology that
Kierkegaard intended to reveal in the biblical story. ... Suggestively enough,
Abraham as depicted in The Gift of Death has many affinities with Kierkegaard's “
knight of infinite ...

Author: Neal DeRoo

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877387

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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With his Logic of Incarnation, James K. A. Smith has provided a compelling critique of the universalizing tendencies in some strands of postmodern philosophy of religion. A truly postmodern account of religion must take seriously the preference for particularity first evidenced in the Christian account of the incarnation of God. Moving beyond the urge to universalize, which characterizes modern thought, Smith argues that it is only by taking seriously particular differences--historical, religious, and doctrinal--that we can be authentically religious and authentically postmodern. Smith remains hugely influential in both academic discourse and church movements. This book is the first organized attempt to bring both of these aspects of Smith's work into conversation with each other and with him. With articles from an internationally respected group of philosophers, theologians, pastors, and laypeople, the entire range of Smith's considerable influence is represented here. Discussing questions of embodiment, eschatology, inter-religious dialogue, dogma, and difference, this book opens all the most relevant issues in postmodern religious life to a unique and penetrating critique.

Children s Literature Review

the divine gifts of consciousness and free will . ... The wait for the concluding
novel , The Amber Spyglass , has been a long one — too long for some readers ,
who actually posted ... is a “ concentration camp ” world set up by the Authority .

Author: Scot Peacock

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787651268

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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Presents literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.

A Gift of Love

The system aims to remedy , not by the knife , but by the proper requirements , in
accordance with the laws of nature . ” Can there be any doubt that if it is possible
to trace the roots and growth of the subtle alchemy of any man ' s thought ...

Author: Jack Dunn Trop

Publisher: Sydney : West Publishing Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Bailey, Leslie Owen

Page: 321

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Words on Cassette 2002

The Amber Spyglass . ... 18.00 Set , incl . 40 full color photographs . ( 0-7871-
1948-2 ) NewStar Media . Robbins , Tom . Fierce Invalids Home from Hot
Climates , 32 cass . unabr . ed ... 1994. audio compact disk 29.95 Wood -
branded gift box .

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835245166

Category: Reference

Page: 4891

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The Subtle Ruse

They brought gifts to the captain of the citadel . Then they began ... he did all that .
So he lavished more and more costly gifts on the ... The boy brought it to him in a
basket of palm branches , under a layer of earth , also some knives . And he let ...

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Category: Social Science

Page: 353

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Swiss News

TEN CHRISTMAS GIFT RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE ENGLISH
BOOKSHOP AT STAUFFACHER'S 1. ... It's number three in the complex and
extremely exciting “ His Dark Materials ” series ; the previous volumes are The
Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife . ... When an American paperback edition
of , say , Janet Evanovich's Four To Score costs $ 6.99 ( Sfr12 ) in the US , it's
hard to have to pay ...

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