A Celebration of Bells

Author: Eric Sloane,Eric Hatch

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486468267

Category: History

Page: 126

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Spirited reminders of yesteryear, clamoring bells in all their forms — from sleigh to church — ring of America and freedom. In this charmingly illustrated book that begins in ancient times, Mr. Americana and co-writer Hatch share their boundless enthusiasm for the subject, covering types, sounds, and famous bells, including the world's largest — one that never tolled.

Let Us Pray

A Guide to the Rubrics of Sunday Mass

Author: Paul Turner

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814662137

Category: Religion

Page: 170

View: 8382

"Let Us Pray gives helpful explanations for the primary rubrics for a typical Sunday Mass. Paul Turner reflects on the place of ritual within the context of Catholic piety and explores the regulations governing the furnishings, vestments, and ministers of the Mass. ....." [from back cover]

John Bell, 1745-1831: A Memoir

Author: Stanley Morison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521143141

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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John Bell (1745-1831) was an English publisher. The Dictionary of National Biography has Charles Knight calling Bell a 'mischievous spirit, the very Puck of booksellers'. His 109-volume, literature-for-the-masses Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill, which rivalled Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1781), was published from 1777 to 1783. Each volume cost just six shillings, at a time when similar volumes usually cost many times that. The drawings and illustrations with which Bell adorned his publications influenced later publishers, as did his abandonment of the long S. Most notable, perhaps, was Bell's joint-stock organisation of his publishing company, which defied 'the trade' - at the time, forty dominant publishing companies - in order to establish a monopoly on the best publications. In addition to the immense Poets of Great Britain, Bell also published similar volumes on Shakespeare and the British Theatre, as well as the Sunday newspaper Bell's Weekly Messenger and other periodicals.

The Church and Humanity

The Life and Work of George Bell, 1883–1958

Author: Dr Andrew Chandler

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409481816

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 9186

George Bell remains one of only a handful of twentieth-century English bishops to possess a continuing international reputation for his involvement in political affairs. His insistence that Christian faith required active participation in public life, at home and abroad, established an eminent, and often provocative, contribution to Christian ethics at large. Bell's participation in the tragic history of the German resistance against Hitler has earned him an enduring place in the historiography of the Third Reich; his February 1944 speech protesting against the obliteration bombing of Germany, made in the House of Lords, is still often considered one of the great prophetic speeches of the twentieth century. Throughout his long career, Bell became a leading light in the burgeoning ecumenical movement, a supporter of refugees from dictatorships of all kinds, a committed internationalist and a patron of the Arts. This book draws together the work of leading international historians and theologians, including Rowan Williams, and makes an important contribution to a range of ongoing political, ecumenical and international debates.

A Celebration of Light

Treasured Hanukkah Menorahs of Early Israel

Author: Jessica Schwarz,Aaron Ha'Tell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 055713711X

Category: Art

Page: 162

View: 731

Contains photos of copper-alloy menorahs made by pioneer artisans during the historic period of Jewish and Israeli history (1920's-1970's), telling both the stories of Hanukkah and of modern Israel.

Reason and Passion

A Celebration of the Work of Hanna Segal

Author: David Bell

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 9781855759695

Category: Psychology

Page: 178

View: 1461

One of the most influential figures within the Kleinian group of the British Psychoanalytic Society, Hanna Segal was a recent recipient of the Sigourney Award for her contributions to psychoanalysis. This is the first of two volumes in the Tavistock Clinic Series examining her clinical and theoretical work.

Of Love and Other Demons

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140246315

Category: Colombian fiction

Page: 160

View: 5530

This is a comprehensive reference guide for professional and student structural engineers containing key information required on a day-to-day basis. By bringing together data from many sources, this book should help engineers to apply classroom theories into practical projects on the ground. With quick and clear access to charts, tables and data it speeds up scheme design in the office, in transit, or on the site.

The Liturgical Environment

What the Documents Say

Author: Mark G. Boyer

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814648827

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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Thousands of readers have found Fr. Mark Boyer’s The Liturgical Environment: What the Documents Say to be a useful compendium of the church’s law and guidelines on the liturgical environment. Rooted in the norm of active participation as the guiding principle for all liturgical celebration, each chapter considers the ecclesial documents that pertain to the particular objects under discussion, the theology found in the documents, and the praxis that flows from the theology. Now in its third edition, The Liturgical Environment has proven to be an essential resource for all those involved in planning, building, renovating, decorating, and worshiping in a sacred environment. This new edition is significantly expanded and revised to take into account important material from the Third Edition of the Roman Missal, the new General Instruction of the Roman Missal, Pope Benedict’s apostolic exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis, and the Vatican’s Instruction on the Eucharist, Redemptionis Sacramentum. Additional material has been added on celebrating the parish feast day, principles involved in decorating, and fakery in the liturgical environment. New information on the font and various baptismal scenarios for the Easter Vigil is also included. Three new chapters focus on celebrating marriages, funerals, and anointing the sick; on the concept of progressive solemnity in the liturgy; and on liturgical furniture for conference use when Mass is not celebrated in a church. Finally, new discussion questions present opportunities for reflection and discussion.

Earth Day

Vision for Peace, Justice, and Earth Care: My Life and Thought at Age 96

Author: John McConnell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621892840

Category: History

Page: 600

View: 1163

After a half-century of activism, John McConnell, the true founder of Earth Day, here relates his global promotion of peace, justice, and Earth care. Following the Kennedy assassination, McConnell's Minute for Peace gained worldwide attention. This led to his Earth Day and other initiatives aimed at promoting people and planet. In this book, he shares the views that garnered support during the environmental movement from 1969 onward, and that have inspired followers for forty years at annual Earth Day ceremonies at the UN and cities across the globe. John McConnell coined the term Earth Day in 1968, proposed its celebration on the spring equinox to the City of San Francisco in October 1969, and announced it in November at a UNESCO Conference. The City responded by hosting the first Earth Day on March 21, 1970. Margaret Mead, UN Secretary-General U Thant, President Ford, and thirty-three Nobel laureates supported McConnell's Earth Day, and thirty-six worldwide dignitaries signed McConnell's Earth Day Proclamation, supporting Earth Day on the spring equinox, an annual planetary holiday linking people everywhere without regard to politics, culture, national border, or religion. In 1957, after Sputnik, McConnell promoted the Star of Hope, a satellite devoted to peace. This effort sparked his origination of Earth Day, the Earth Flag, Earth Trustees, and the Earth Magna Charta. He worked with UN officials and other leaders to overcome differences and build common ground for peace, aiming to ensure our planet's future and human survival. This book chronicles his global mission, his life journey, and his unique contributions toward a peaceful and cherished planet.

A Celebration of Frances Burney

Author: Lorna J. Clark

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443814989

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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On the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the birth of the writer Frances Burney (1752–1840), a window to her memory was placed in the arched recess of stained glass that graces Poets’ Corner. Novelist, playwright and diarist, Frances Burney is one of the few women accorded such an honour. She joins the likes of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot who might in some ways be seen as her literary heirs. Burney’s journey to recognition on the stage of the world has been a long one, crowned finally with triumph. The service marked the mid-point of a two-day conference in which various aspects of Burney’s life and achievement were canvassed. Her journals and letters, her novels and plays (both comedies and tragedies), her life, family and context were all given serious scholarly treatment. This volume includes the papers presented at the conference, which cover the many facets of a remarkable career and represent the broad spectrum of scholarly approaches to the entire opus of Frances Burney. It shows how far Burney has come from being dismissed as a minor precursor to Jane Austen to being recognized in her own right as a powerful, complex and influential writer, whose works had considerable impact on her own and subsequent generations.


A Celebration of Light and Warmth

Author: Dorothy Morrison

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9781567184969

Category: Cooking

Page: 198

View: 8336

Celebrates the history, traditions, and symbols of Yule, offering advice on gifting, feasting, and commemorating the Yuletide season around the world.

A Celebration of Christmas

Author: Gillian Cooke

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780399125256

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

View: 1748

A collection of Christmas crafts and customs for bringing joy around the holiday time features imaginative ideas for presents and wrappings, decorations, stocking stuffers, desserts, and more.

Dance Between Two Cultures

Latino Caribbean Literature Written in the United States

Author: William Luis

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 9780826513953

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 8072

Offers insights on Latino Caribbean writers born or raised in the United States who are at the vanguard of a literary movement that has captured both critical and popular interest. In this groundbreaking study, William Luis analyzes the most salient and representative narrative and poetic works of the newest literary movement to emerge in Spanish American and U.S. literatures. The book is divided into three sections, each focused on representative Puerto Rican American, Cuban American, and Dominican American authors. Luis traces the writers' origins and influences from the nineteenth century to the present, focusing especially on the contemporary works of Oscar Hijuelos, Julia Alvarez, Cristina Garcia, and Piri Thomas, among others. While engaging in close readings of the texts, Luis places them in a broader social, historical, political, and racial perspective to expose the tension between text and context. As a group, Latino Caribbeans write an ethnic literature in English that is born of their struggle to forge an identity separate from both the influences of their parents' culture and those of the United States. For these writers, their parents' country of origin is a distant memory. They have developed a culture of resistance and a language that mediates between their parents' identity and the culture that they themselves live in. Latino Caribbeans are engaged in a metaphorical dance with Anglo Americans as the dominant culture. Just as that dance represents a coming together of separate influences to make a unique art form, so do both Hispanic and North American cultures combine to bring a new literature into being. This new body of literature helps us to understand not only the adjustments Latino Caribbean cultures have had to make within the larger U.S. environment but also how the dominant culture has been affected by their presence.