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Frederic Church
Jock Howat
0300109881
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The life of landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826– 1900) encompassed an expansive period in United States history, when the nation’s commercial, diplomatic, cultural, and scientific achievements blossomed. This lavishly illustrated book—the only comprehensive study of the artist available—describes Church’s life and career and details the ways in which the artist played a part in America’s development during the nineteenth century. John K. Howat, a distinguished scholar of American landscape painting, discusses the many talents of Frederic Church while also explaining the rich complexities of his major works.
One of Thomas Cole’s illustrious pupils at an early age, Church became a key figure associated with  the Hudson River School. His adventurous international...


Treasures from Olana: Landscapes by Frederick Edwin Church
Kevin J. Avery
0801444306
August 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
"The wide variety of selections from Frederic Edwin Church’s collection of his own paintings shows the master in all phases of his career, in sketches and finished paintings, depicting the breadth of his subjects and the high technical skills that established him as an eminent and influential artist in his own time. As works he held on to or reacquired and kept in his house during his lifetime, they embody the heart of his artistic vision and convey a deeply personal slant. As pictures he hung and lived with at Olana, they tell the larger story of that extraordinary place and are as illuminating when seen in context as on their own."—from the Introduction Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900) traveled the world, captured its beauty in countless paintings, and brought it home to live at Olana, his castle on...


In Essentials Unity
M. Douglas Meeks
1886513139
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The church would not be the church of Jesus Christ if it failed to fulfill the one mission bestowed upon it by Jesus Christ after his resurrection, namely to preach and teach the gospel. The church owes its very existence to the word and sacrament. The voice of the preacher can be heard by all. The water of baptism is visible to all. The bread and wine can be tasted by all. The themes of this book have been the daily passions of Frederick Trost: The church's faithful worship, sound theology, fellowship of love, and mission of justice to a divided and violent world. The writers develop their themes on the nature and purposed of the church in acknowledgement of Trost's faithful ministry in and in that church.

About the Author
The authors include: Browne Barr, Victoria Barnett,...


Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons
Frederick Buechner
0060842482
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Novelist and Christian writer Buechner (Brendan; The Alphabet of Grace) delivered a number of memorable sermons in more than four decades of service as a Presbyterian minister. This collection contains 37 of them, all featuring the intricate stories, fascinating connections and personal touches that are Buechner's signature. By presenting them chronologically, the evolution of his favorite themes of listening to your dreams, finding your calling and the importance of home are evident. Most touching are the sermons directed at youthful audiences (Buechner was a chaplain at two private boys' schools), such as "The Calling of Voices," in which he pleads with young people to pay attention to the deep gladness in their lives, following it to their life's vocation. For instruction on how to read the...


Every Man's Marriage: Every Man's Guide to Winning the Heart of a Woman (The Everyman Series)
Stephen Arterburn
1578565227
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
What every man wishes he knew about what his wife desires most.

Authors Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker (with Mike Yorkey) believe that every man can meet the secret desires of his wife. The problem is, most of us aren't exactly sure what that desire is and how we can go about fulfilling it faithfully.

In Every Man's Marriage, you can discover the common misconceptions about what it means to exercise biblical authority, and understand the role of submission in the marriage relationship. This groundbreaking book can help men grasp and apply essential but often overlooked principles for marital leadership.

Through candid reflections on their own struggles to achieve biblical unity in their own marriages, along with many years of combined experience in marital counseling, Arterburn...


The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3)
F. N. Monjo
0064440427
January 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
The stars of the Big Dipper have led a runaway slave family to Deacon Fuller's house, a stop on the underground railroad. Will Tommy Fuller be able to hide the runaways from a search party -- or will the secret passengers be discovered and their hope for freedom destroyed?

Card catalog description
When he is sent home alone for misbehaving in church, Tommy discovers that his house is a station on the underground railroad. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Doing Faithjustice
Fred Kammer
0809142279
December 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This volume, written for the centennial of modern Catholic social teaching, explores the relationship between faith and justice, the backgrounds of Catholic social teaching, and the forces which have shaped the author's own awareness, from his childhood in the South to his development as a Jesuit. Kammer sees a close relationship between private ownership and a neglect of God and human community; he finds this connection both in biblical example and in contemporary society. He proclaims that doing justice is a prerequisite to knowing God, that solidarity with the poor is the Christian stance, and that Christians must move from charity to justice. He concludes with specific suggestions for "faithjustice" and for parish evaluation of its own social ministry. Written from a Roman Catholic standpoint but useful for all...


Sacred Journey: A Memoir of Early Days
Frederick Buechner
0060611839
October 1991
Paperback
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Book Review
"A child takes life as it comes because he has no other way of taking it," Frederick Buechner writes in this first of his autobiographical books. With this statement he attempts to explore the event that is at the center of this book, and which forms the (missing) center around which so much of Buechner's fiction and essays take shape: the suicide of his father when he was 10 and his brother 8.

As with much of Buechner's work, there is a movement in this narrative from suffering to grace, a grace that comes in unexpected ways and places. Here it comes through the preacher George Buttrick on a Sunday sermon: Jesus refused Satan's crown, Buttrick said, but "he is crowned in the heart of the people who believe in him. And that inward coronation takes place ... 'among confession, and tears, and great laughter.'" It was when...



Telling Secrets
Frederick Buechner
0060609362
May 1992
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In the third volume of his autobiography ( The Sacred Journey ; Now and Then ) Buechner speaks in a sensitive and quietly humorous voice as he describes crises in his life: the suicide of his father when the author was 10; the anorexia of his teenaged daughter. Details of other demanding situations, less critical, provoke merriment as well as thought. As a lecturer at a Unitarian Universalist divinity school, Buechner encountered atheistic students preparing for the ministry, along with a feminist who opposed studying King Lear because the drama features women in subservient roles. In a book that stands out as uncommonly rewarding and inspirational, the author convinces us that secrets kept buried can cause harm. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or...


The New Concise History of the Crusades
Thomas F. Madden
0742538230
November 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
How have the crusades contributed to Islamist rage and terrorism today? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of modern jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance. Placing all the major crusades within their medieval social, economic, religious, and intellectual environments, Madden explores the uniquely medieval world that led untold thousands to leave their homes, family, and friends to march in Christ's name to distant lands. From Palestine and Europe's farthest reaches, each crusade is recounted in clear, concise narrative. The author gives special attention as well to the crusades' effects on the Islamic world and the Christian Byzantine East.

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Artists' Houses
Gerard-Georges Lemaire
0865652309
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The homes of some of the world's most celebrated artists are featured in this eye-catching lavishly illustrated volume. From Frederic Church's Moorish castle on the Hudson River to Claude Monet's charming house and garden at Giverny in the French countryside to Giorgio de Chirico's sophisticated Roman apartment, this book reveals each artist's tastes and fashionable flair.Artists' Houses is a close-up look at the intimate hideaways that 15 great European and American artists created for themselves, filling them with the art, furnishings and books they cherished. Each house bears the unmistakable imprint of its owner: Alphonse Mucha's sitting room is awash in Belle Epoque furnishings and his own Art Nouveau posters. The parlor of Rosa Bonheur, known for her startling paintings of animals, contains her canvases along...

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