Four teenage girls, one boy and their swimming coach are trapped on a desert island, where the normal rules of living don't apply. What will they do to survive? Are the rumours being spread about the coach, true? What else does he teach when he takes an individual on a hunting foray? Will Emma turn the tide of being bullied? Did one of the girls really fall to her death, or was she killed to cover up what was going on? This fast moving tale shows what can happen when the structure of society falls apart, old scores are settled and the innocent suffer.
This story is dedicated to all of the "battered wives" throughout the world. I would like to plead with them to seek help and assistance. This is the story of my life, spent with an American soldier before and after the war in Vietnam. Though the events took place many years ago, I feel that this story should be shared with today's families and soldiers, so that they might not make the same mistakes our family made. There is a wall in Washington, DC inscribed with the names of soldiers who lost their lives in the war. This country also recognizes the POWs, MIAs those wounded in action. However, no one seems to recognize, or mention, those damaged mentally and emotionally by the war. For many of these soldiers, the conflict is still raging - in their minds, in their homes and in their relationship with loved ones. America is once again at war, and many soldiers -- men and women -- are coming home severely disturbed, mentally and emotionally, and are not getting the help they need. My family still feels the pain -- decades later -- caused when my husband, and the father of my children, returned home physically, but not mentally or emotionally. The battery and assault I suffered as a result should have been addressed, and could have been prevented, by the army. Instead, my pleas were overlooked. Mine was not the only family affected -- I witnessed many more families broken up as a result of the effects of the war on our soldiers. I feel that we, as Americans, need to put more of an emphasis on the welfare of our soldiers and their families -- those who served in past wars, soldiers presently serving and participants in future conflicts. To this day, I am overwhelmed with sadness and sympathy for the families of those Vietnam vets who returned emotionally broken and mentally injured. I walked away to save my life and the lives of my children after 10 years of abuse, giving up all of the years I spent with my soldier. My husband and my family did not deserve this outcome. Please -- make sure you support your soldier! Make sure he or she gets the help and support they deserve when they return home from the war.
The present study is made up of three parts. The first one, entitled the notion of sin by Stanislas Lyonnet, starts from the observation that redemption is essentially the destruction of sin. For this reason the treatise on redemption in the New Testament is preceded by an inquiry into the notion of sin, as it derives from the Old Testament, especially from the account of Genesis 3. The second part, also from Stanislas Lyonnet, is devoted to the terminology of redemption in the N.T. The third part, by Leopold Sabourin, is about sacrifice and redemption in the history of St. Paul's formula Christ made sin (2 Cor 5,21). The author examines the most representative testimonies of the ancient and Medieval Greek and Latin writers, and exposes his interpretation of 2 Cor 5, 21, in which the notion of sacrifice for sin appears as a key concept in this formulation.
After discussing the "arts of redemption" and their rivals, and introducing soteriology, the theology of salvation, Patrick Sherry argues that the Christian "Drama of Redemption" has three Acts. The next five chapters discuss the three Acts, namely salvation history, our present human life, and the life to come. In each case, Sherry explains how art and literature can lead to an understanding of what is at stake here. His main concern is with the present life: hence three of those chapters deal with that phase of redemption, one of them specifically with "novels of redemption." The last substantial chapter of the book takes up the general issue of how art and literature contribute to religious understanding: Sherry argues that they may be primary expressions of religious belief, as well as "illustrations," and that as such they may criticise or complement theology, or in turn be open to criticism themselves from that quarter. Finally, he summarises the main theme and briefly discusses some of the particular problems of assessing the arts of redemption.The book's most distinctive feature is the way in which it uses art and literature as a means of religious and theological understanding. It is not a survey of the arts of redemption, though it uses a wide variety of examples, including ancient Greek drama, Flemish and Italian painting, religious music, and 19th -20th century novels. These examples are used as a tool for understanding what is one of the most difficult areas of theology.
The Star of Redemption is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding religion and philosophy in the twentieth century. Fusing philosophy and theology, the book assigns both Judaism and Christianity distinct but equally important roles in the spiritual structure of the world. Franz Rosenzweig finds in both biblical religions approaches to a comprehension of reality. The major themes and motifs of The Star—the birth, life, death, and the immortality of the soul; Eastern philosophies and Jewish mysticism; the relationship between God, world and humanity over time; and revelation as the real biblical miracle of faith and path to redemption—resonate meaningfully.
Examines sin and redemption in literary works including Dante's "Divine Comedy," Henry James's "The Portrait of a Lady," and the novels of William Golding.
Sprinter JJ is back after a doping scandal, determined to prove he's still the fastest man alive-and very distracted by foxy hurdler Brandon. But the Olympics is no place for romance. Or is it?
The law, redemption and freedom in Christ examines Paul's view of the law and the redemption accomplished in Christ, especially with regard to how the latter affects the former, what the latter has for Christians vis-a-vis the former. It studies these from the point of view of two Pauline passages: Gal 3,10-14 and Rom 7,1-6. The thesis has seven chapters: I and VI consider the historical and literary context with theological reflections, chapter VII offers a synthesis and general conclusion. Peter Chidolue Onwuka, 1966, defended his doctoral thesis at Pontifical Gregorian University.