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A Grieving Daughter's Heart Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781847309976
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
The death of a loved one is one of the most challenging events we have to face in our lifetime. This is an honest and raw recollection of the deep loss felt by a daughter who lost her father to cancer during the Covid-19 pandemic, isolated from her normal support networks and restricted in the ways she could celebrate the life of her father.
A Little Less than Angels Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781847309907
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
Biblical symbolism has still a powerful appeal even today to change lives, to give reasons for living and dying and a solid hope for a future worthy of human beings. A Little Less than Angels can serve as an introduction and guide through the complexity of the biblical narrative as readers endeavour to re-enact in their own lives  
Irish Catholic Directory 2021 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781847309723
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
This directory is a complete address and telephone guide to all Catholic parishes, convents and religious houses in the thirty-two counties of Ireland. It includes: full details of the Irish Episcopate and its various commissions; details of Catholic societies: addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and websites; names and addresses of chaplains in universities, hospitals and prisons; information on retreat and pastoral centres; and national church statistics.
Master, the One you Love is Ill Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781847309846
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
Illness is one of the most challenging and disturbing experiences for any person. It can shake us to the very core and make us question everything we hold dear. Prayer that might have flowed so easily when we were well can, in times of illness, become like a mountain impossible to scale.
Self-Care Squad Journal Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781847309860
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
The purpose of this book is to raise awareness, to add value, give guidance and offer clarity to a young readership. With the rise of teenage mental health issues and experience this book is a very useful tool for teenagers and pre-teens. It offers balance and clarity to the reader’s lives through awareness, mindfulness, and self-care.
Catholic Education Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781847309839
Pub Date: 28 Mar 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
Catholic Education: A Lifelong Journey is an exciting investigation of Catholic education in the parish, home and school, exploring the various ways Catholic education is present not only in Catholic schooling but throughout the whole of a Catholic person’s life.   This extensive volume brings together leading and emerging scholars in Catholic education, from both Ireland and Britain, who offer important insights into the lifelong nature of the Catholic education journey, and seek to stimulate a deep sense of enquiry, exploration, reflection and action.   The book comprises two parts. The first begins with an analysis of theological education and adult learning, before examining the state of adult religious education in Ireland and exploring how Catholic education is interrelated with the life of faith, breathing in and out the Spirit of God's love. As a whole, this volume encourages an integrated, faith-community focused, intergenerational, open, creative, and generous approach to what Catholic education – broadly conceived of – can be.
Every Bush Aflame Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781847309488
Pub Date: 28 Mar 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
One of the themes that echoes most frequently through Laudato Si', Pope Francis' landmark publication on the environment, is the central role of biodiversity in creation spirituality, because the 'diing of the rainbow of life's diversity' has a significance that goes way beyond our concern for its impact upon our human welfare. This is the result of a deepening awareness of the role of every living species in God’s unfolding plan.   Every Bush Aflame is an extended reflection on this profoundly central theme. It explores the origins of biodiversity in Christian theology, its roots in our growing scientific understanding of the true nature and scale of life’s complexity and diversity, and the implications of all this for the kind of Christian response called for in Laudato Si'. Particular emphasis is laid on the importance of the personal encounter with the natural world through which we read the 'other book' of revelation in which God reveals himself to us: that ‘magnificent book in which God speaks to us and grants us a glimpse of his infinite beauty and goodness' (Laudato Si', 12). Every Bush Aflame argues that those whose lives are directed by the spiritual perspective this profoundly deeper understanding offers should be the most deeply motivated to respond to the challenge presented by the current environmental crisis.
The Rule for Holy Communion Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9780884654889
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2022
Imprint: Holy Trinity Seminary Press
This comprehensive booklet contains the prayers used by an Orthodox Christian when preparing to receive Holy Communion, together with the post-Communion Prayers of Thanksgiving. The texts are arranged to match the usage of Holy Trinity Monastery and augmented by comprehensive rubrics. Also included is the Synodal document, "On the Participation of the Faithful in the Eucharist,” approved by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church in 2015 to express her official teachings regarding proper reverence and preparation for the holiest of Christian sacraments—partaking of the Body and Blood of our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ. This new perfect bound paperback edition is designed for repeated use in personal devotion.
The Exceptional Qu'ran Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781463207298
Pub Date: 28 Feb 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Islamic History and Thought
This monograph examines the principle of dispensation in the Qur'an, which seems to be, if not unique, articulated in a new manner compared to previous religions (cf. Deut 12,32). The Qur'anic dispensations have never been systematically studied and this monograph aims to fill this vacuum in the fields of Qur'anic studies and the Study of Religion.
Violins and Hope Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781938086861
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2022
Imprint: George F. Thompson
Amnon Weinstein, an Israeli master luthier (violin maker), began a project more than years ago that may be one of the most creative, effective, and magnificent approaches to education on the topic of the Holocaust. Trained by three of the most revered Cremona, Italian luthiers of the twentieth century, Weinstein’s vision was to restore violins that survived the concentration camps and the ghettos, even when their owners often did not. To date, more than seventy violins have been restored to their highest playable condition. Following restoration, these hauntingly beautiful instruments have been used in performances by symphonies in Berlin, Cleveland, Istanbul, London, Quebec, Paris, San Francisco, and many other cities across the world. Purposefully, Weinstein makes certain that young musicians as well as members of some of the world’s most famed orchestras perform on them to packed concert halls. In doing so, it’s as if the past owners of the instruments return to fill the listener-observer’s mind and body.   In Violins and Hope, Daniel Levin has made the most compelling and beautiful series of photographs documenting Weinstein’s collection of violins, his workshop in Tel Aviv, and his processes for restoration. This book is not a document of place, as much as it is a document of the ethereal. For what Weinstein has done with these lost violins has been to transform tragic loss into triumph in the most inciteful and powerful way imaginable. The care that Levin has taken to hone in on the idiosyncrasies of Amnon’s workshop, and his uncanny ability to celebrate the beauty of light, is nothing short of remarkable.   The book’s foreword is written by arguably the most well-suited individual anywhere. Born in Austria, Franz Welser-Möst is one of the most acclaimed conductors of the twenty-first century. He has been Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra since 2002, and, under his direction, The Cleveland, as it has been fondly named by The New York Times, has had twenty international tours, with shimmering reviews. All too aware of his ancestry, Welser-Möst takes on our mutual history as no one else could. And the book concludes with Levin’s interview with Assi Weinstein, Amnon’s wife, who talks about the Violins of Hope project and its enduring legacy.
Irish Catholic Directory 2022 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 431
ISBN: 9781800970182
Pub Date: 01 Feb 2022
Imprint: Veritas Books
A complete address and telephone guide to all Catholic parishes, convents and religious houses in the thirty-two counties of Ireland.
From Jerusalem to Delhi, through Persia Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9781463244064
Pub Date: 06 Jan 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Why are Jews so attracted to India, to Hinduism, and to Buddhism in the United States as well as Israel? They travel there by the thousands, attracted by the exoticism of course, but, Adelman believes, also drawn by an atavistic connection, dating back to the great Persian empires that extended from the land of Israel to the Indian subcontinent, linking the religions, myths, legends, literature, customs, even languages over the centuries. Influenced by her own profoundly mystical experiences, Adelman provides the history, explains the religions, shows the common origins, and gives astonishing examples of parallel symbolism.
Journey of the Mind Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781910221358
Pub Date: 02 Dec 2021
Imprint: Anomie Publishing
Journey of the Mind is the first publication from Without Shape Without Form (WSWF), an arts organisation and arts space established in 2017 by volunteers from the Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara (GMGG) in Slough, England. WSWF is the UK’s first, and currently only, permanent Sikh art gallery.   The publication has been created as an illustrated introduction to the history, stories and teachings of Sikhism. The Gurus - the teachers of the Sikh faith - shared a message of kindness, equality and inclusivity, helping all humanity find peace in troubled times and connect with truth through the journey of the mind.   We live in difficult times. Many people struggle with hectic schedules and constant pressure from a busy world in which we are always connected through digital media but are somehow less connected to each other in real life.   The impact of Covid-19, and the constant worry and isolation that many of us experienced, have left their mark on our mental health. On top of this, concern for the health of our planet and social injustice have left some feeling hopeless.   The mission of the Gurus was supported by brave and inspiring warriors who, following the teaching of the Gurus, devoted their minds to Waheguru (the Creator) and found peace in the face of adversity.   The last Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, is not a person, but a collection of texts embodying the teachings of Sikhism, accessible to everyone, for all time.   Journey of the Mind shares the wisdom of these texts, including excerpts in the original Gurmukhi, Punjabi. Digital paintings by world-renowned Sikh artist Kanwar Singh illustrate the stories of those who attained the highest spiritual levels, which gave them the clarity and foresight to see all as one.   In today's frenetic, turbulent world, the message of the Gurus is more relevant than ever - we have everything we need within us to achieve peace. It is the ambition and hope of WSWF that people will be inspired by these words to embark on their own journey of the mind.   Journey of the Mind is a publication and travelling exhibition by Without Shape Without Form. The book has been designed and produced by Herman Lelie. It is co-published by Without Shape Without Form and Anomie Special Projects, London.
Masorah 1 Kings Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781463206031
Pub Date: 31 Oct 2021
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Texts and Studies
This work represents the first time that a major part of the masorah of the great Leningrad Codex, that of the Former Prophets, is being published with an English translation and commentary. The translation and commentary is preceded by an Introduction which deals with topics such as description of the importance of the Leningrad Codex, the Masorah and its development, the Masorah of the Leningrad Codex, and the relation of the Leningrad’s Masorah to the accepted text of the Hebrew Bible. Every masoretic note in the Leningrad Codex that accompanies the text of the six books of the Former Prophets (Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel,1 Kings, and 2 Kings) is transcribed, translated and annotated Every occurrence of each lemma is provided with its biblical references, and an indication is given as to where else in the ms. a note for any particular lemma may be found. Furthermore, and most originally, an attempt is made to suggest a reason for each note. The presentation employed in this work is user friendly so, for example, catchwords that occur in the Masoretic notes are arranged horizontally to correspond to their biblical references. This arrangement not only enables readers to immediately see the contexts where lemmas occur, but also to see where the lemmas are distributed in various sections of the Bible. Another aid for students is that all Hebrew references, other than in the ms., are given in a fully vocalized form.
Emerging Horizons. 21st Century Approaches to the Study of Midrash Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 159
ISBN: 9781463243654
Pub Date: 30 Oct 2021
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Judaism in Context
The chapters in Emerging Horizons: 21st Century Approaches to the Study of Midrash pertain to an intriguing midrash that appears in a Masoretic context, the Qur’anic narrative of the red cow, midrashic narratives that rabbinise enemies of Israel, the death of Moses, emotions in rabbinic literature, and yelammedenu units in midrashic works.
Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 161
ISBN: 9781463243555
Pub Date: 05 Oct 2021
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Texts from Christian Late Antiquity
Different parts of the Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary are known from the second century onwards. Translations and adaptations into Syriac and other languages also became available from very early centuries. The compilation in the Syriac language was translated into Malayalam in 1925, but an English translation containing the full text did not exist at all. This gap has been filled now by this work. Sebastian Brock’s Foreword gives important information on the background and authenticity of the different sources that form the basis of the text. This biography is unique in that it brings together some very early accounts of the birth of Mary, the birth of Jesus, the flight into Egypt, and most importantly, the very rare account of the ‘Dormition’ or ‘falling asleep’ of the Blessed Mother.