Catholic Voices in a World on Fire

Author: Stephen Hand


ISBN: 1411657772


Page: 209

View: 7178

Table of Contents: 1. Tom Cornell: The Making of a Catholic Radical 2. Thomas Storck: Catholic Identity or Conformity to This World 3. Jim Forest: Meeting Thomas Merton 4. Deacon Keith Fournier: Requiem for the Religious Right 5. John P. Hubert: War and Terrorism 6. Maggie Hall: The Option Not to Kill 7. Caryl Johnston: The Sprouting of My Catholic Eye 8. Frank J. Capone: Musings on Christian Tolerance 9. Judith Moriarty: The Best Gift 10. Judy Jones: The Poorest of the Poor 11.Nancy Forest: St. Paul and Women 12. Stephen Hand: The Deity of Jesus Christ and the Death of Liberal Theology 13. Deacon Barth E. Bracy: Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration 14. Deacon Keith Fournier: Another Benedict is Here 15. Carol O'Reilly: Adagio 16. Thomas Storck: Distributism: What is it? 17. Jim Forest: The Spiritual Roots of Protest18. Stephen Hand: Mountain of Light, Hospice for the Broken

A World on Fire

A Heretic, an Aristocrat, and the Race to Discover Oxygen

Author: Joe Jackson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440695971

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 5564

Like Charles Seife’s Zero and Dava Sobel’s Longitude, this passionate intellectual history is the story of the intersection of science and the human, in this case the rivals who discovered oxygen in the late 1700s. That breakthrough changed the world as radically as those of Newton and Darwin but was at first eclipsed by revolution and reaction. In chronicling the triumph and ruin of the English freethinker Joseph Priestley and the French nobleman Antoine Lavoisier—the former exiled, the latter executed on the guillotine—A World on Fire illustrates the perilous place of science in an age of unreason.

A World on Fire

An Epic History of Two Nations Divided

Author: Amanda Foreman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141909870

Category: History

Page: 1040

View: 5473

'No two nations have ever existed on the face of the earth which could do each other so much good or so much harm' President Buchanan, State of the Nation Address, 1859 A World on Fire tells, with extraordinary sweep, one of the least known great stories of British and American history. As America descended into Civil War, British loyalties were torn between support for the North, which was against slavery, and defending the South, which portrayed itself as bravely fighting for its independence. Rallying to their respective causes, thousands of Britons went to America as soldiers - fighting for both Union and Confederacy - racing ships through the Northern blockades, and as observers, nurses, adventurers, guerillas and spies. At the heart of this international conflict lay a complicated and at times tortuous relationship between four individuals: Lord Lyons, the painfully shy British Ambassador in Washington; William Seward, the blustering US Secretary of State; Charles Francis Adams, the dry but fiercely patriotic U.S. ambassador in London; and the restless and abrasive Foreign Secretary Lord John Russell. Despite their efforts, and sometimes as a result of them, America and Britain came within a whisker of declaring war on each other twice in four years. The diplomatic story is only one element in this gloriously multifaceted book. Using a wealth of previously unpublished letters and journals, Amanda Foreman gives fresh accounts of Civil War battles by seeing them through the eyes of British journalists and myriad soldiers on both sides, from flamboyant cavalry commanders to forcibly conscripted private soldiers. She also shows how the War took place in England, from the Confederacy's secret ship-building programme in Liverpool to the desperate efforts of its propagandists and emissaries - male and female - to influence British public opinion. She even shows how one of the most famous set-piece naval encounters of the War was fought, remarkably, in the English Channel. Foreman tells this epic yet intimate story of enormous personalities, tense diplomacy and torn loyalties as history in the round, captivating her readers with the experience of total immersion in this titanic conflict.

Die Alchemisten

Die geheime Welt der Zentralbanker

Author: Neil Irwin

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 9160

Ihre Aufgabe ist sensibel, ihre Macht ist groß. Ein unbedachtes Wort kann weltweit Krisen auslösen und politische Erdbeben verursachen. Jedes Jahr im August treffen sich in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – fernab der Weltöffentlichkeit –, die vierzig wichtigsten Zentralbanker der Welt. Sie stehen in dauernden Interessenkonflikten zwischen nationalen Interessen und internationalem Druck. Neil Irwin erklärt spannend und anschaulich, was Zentralbanker tun und wie es zu massiven Fehlentscheidungen kommen kann. Er beschreibt, welche großen Auswirkungen kleine Unstimmigkeiten zwischen Jens Weidmann, Mario Draghi und Ben Bernanke haben können. Und er zeigt, wie die zukünftigen Herausforderungen, Allianzen und Strategien der Zentralbanker aussehen könnten.

A World on Fire

Author: James Heneage

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786480212

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 950

An epic novel set during one of the most savage and dramatic moments in European history. Greece 1824 In the wild south, the people of the Mani have risen up against four hundred years of Ottoman rule. But initial triumph leads to bitter feuding among the Greek victors and the Sultan sends his vassal, Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt, to invade. Burning everything in his path, he is on the point of victory. Only the intervention of the Great Powers of France, Russia and Britain can save Greece. Hara, young daughter of a Maniot chief, is the fearless symbol of her people's spirit. When she rescues Greek Prince Tzanis from a shipwreck, on his way to deliver secret gold for the revolution, they fall in love but are forced apart by events. Yet a shared resolve to wreak vengeance on Turkish rule unites them again, and their heroism and sacrifice will ultimately inspire an unlikely band of men and women to join them in rescuing Greece. Will their plan to involve the Great Powers succeed before Greece is destroyed by fire?

A World On Fire

Sharing the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises with Other Religions

Author: Erin M. Cline

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813229774

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 8769

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola give shape to the spiritual lives of Jesuits and many other Christians. But might these different ways of praying, meditating, and reading scripture be helpful to members of other faiths as well? In response to the call of Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, SJ, the thirtieth Superior General of the Jesuits (2008-2016) to explore how the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises can be fruitfully appropriated by non-Christians, A World on Fire analyzes the prospects for adapting the Spiritual Exercises in order to make them accessible to members of other faith traditions while still maintaining their core meaning and integrity. Erin Cline examines why this ought to be done, for whom, and what the aims of such an adaptation would be, including the different theological justifications for this practice. She concludes that there are compelling reasons for sharing the Exercises with members of other religions and that doing so coheres with the central mission of the Jesuits. A World on Fire goes on to examine the question of how the Exercises can be faithfully adapted for members of other religions. In outlining adaptations for the Hindu, Buddhist, and Confucian traditions that draw upon the traditional content of the Exercises supplemented by the texts of these religious traditions, Cline shows how Ignatian spirituality can help point the way to a different kind of inter-religious dialogue – one that is not bound up in technical terminology or confined to conversations between theologians and religious leaders. Rather, in making the Spriitual Exercises accessible to members of other faith traditions, we are as Pope Francis puts it, “living on a frontier, one in which the Gospel meets the needs of the people to whom it should be proclaimed in an understandable and meaningful way.” A World on Fire will be of interest to comparative theologians and scholars working on inter-religious dialogue, religious pluralism, contemplative studies, and spirituality, as well as Jesuit priests and other practitioners who employ the Spiritual Exercises in their ministry.

Terrorism: A world on fire

Author: Howard S. Levie,Donald J. Musch,Yonah Alexander

Publisher: N.A


Category: Terrorism

Page: N.A

View: 2800

The Integrative Mind

Transformative Education For a World On Fire

Author: Tobin Hart, Professor of Psychology, Author of: The Secret Spiritual World of Children and From Information to Transformation: Education for the Evolution of Consciousness

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475807023

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 3106

With practical applications and contemporary research, Tobin Hart explores the five “missing minds”—contemplative, empathic, beautiful, embodied, and imaginative—which enable us to experience the world as a communion of subjects, thereby deepening our understanding and humanity.

How to Set the World on Fire

Author: T. K. Riggins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995900202


Page: 278

View: 5297

A warrior, wizard and two scholars join together and enter the annual competition at The Academy known as The Quest Series. They must travel across the realm to collect magical items, race through castles and interact with enchanting creatures in order to defeat the other competitors and claim championship glory.

World On Fire

Author: Amy Chua

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407058428

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 3109

Amy Chua's remarkable and provocative book explores the tensions of the post-Cold War globalising world. As global markets open, ethnic conflict worsens and democracy in developing nations can turn ugly and violent. Chua shows how free markets have concentrated disproportionate, often spectacular wealth in the hands of resented ethnic minorities - 'market-dominant minorities'. Adding democracy to this volatile mix can unleash suppressed ethnic hatred and bring to power 'ethno-nationalist' governments that pursue aggressive policies of confiscation and revenge. Chua also shows how individual countries may be viewed as market-dominant minorities, a fact that could help to explain the rising tide of anti-American sentiment around the world and the visceral hatred of Americans expressed in recent acts of terrorism. Chua is not an anti-globalist. But in this must-read bestselling book she presciently warns that, far from making the world a better and safer place, democracy and capitalism - at least in the raw, unrestrained form in which they are currently being exported - are intensifying ethnic resentment and global violence, with potentially catastrophic results.

The World on Fire

1919 and the Battle with Bolshevism

Author: Anthony Read

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1844138321

Category: Communism

Page: 379

View: 3962

'We are running a race with Bolshevism and the world is on fire' - President Wilson, 1919 Paris Peace Conference While the Western leaders in Paris were drafting a peace treaty that would punish German militarism and 'make the world safe for democracy', the world itself was fighting a new war, against terrorism. The great evil was now Bolshevism, which had burst onto the scene in 1917 and rapidly seared itself into the world's consciousness. The Allied powers' attempts to destroy this threatening ideology at its source by intervening in the Russian civil war were both unsuccessful and controversial, ultimately providing effortless propaganda for the Bolsheviks in their fight against western capitalist conspiracy. Furthermore, the tremors of the Russian upheaval eighteen months earlier were being felt throughout the world, resurfacing in bloody revolutions and even bloodier counter-revolutions in Germany, Hungary and the Baltic States, as well as in the massive strikes, riots and civil unrest that paralyzed the rest of the world. The United States suffered a year of industrial mayhem in which four million workers took part in 3,600 strikes; military revolts involving thousands of British army and navy personnel saw a group of sailors imprisoned for taking over their ship, hauling down the white ensign and hoisting the red flag in its place. In Ireland Michael Collins and the IRA were conducting a successful terrorist campaign against the British; in Italy Benito Mussolini deserted the socialist camp and drew up the Fascist Manifesto. Canada, France, Spain, Egypt, India, Afghanistan and South America also had intimations of this immense but unexpected threat - and in the United States a series of terrorist bombings, later labelled the Great Red Scare, created a wave of hysteria that shook the very foundations of a free and democratic society. This absorbing and revelatory book chronicles and examines the running battle with Bolshevism, insurgency and fear during the most revolutionary year since 1789.

Set the World on Fire

Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom

Author: Keisha N. Blain

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812294777

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 5854

In 1932, Mittie Maude Lena Gordon spoke to a crowd of black Chicagoans at the old Jack Johnson boxing ring, rallying their support for emigration to West Africa. In 1937, Celia Jane Allen traveled to Jim Crow Mississippi to organize rural black workers around black nationalist causes. In the late 1940s, from her home in Kingston, Jamaica, Amy Jacques Garvey launched an extensive letter-writing campaign to defend the Greater Liberia Bill, which would relocate 13 million black Americans to West Africa. Gordon, Allen, and Jacques Garvey—as well as Maymie De Mena, Ethel Collins, Amy Ashwood, and Ethel Waddell—are part of an overlooked and understudied group of black women who take center stage in Set the World on Fire, the first book to examine how black nationalist women engaged in national and global politics from the early twentieth century to the 1960s. Historians of the era generally portray the period between the Garvey movement of the 1920s and the Black Power movement of the 1960s as one of declining black nationalist activism, but Keisha N. Blain reframes the Great Depression, World War II, and the early Cold War as significant eras of black nationalist—and particularly, black nationalist women's—ferment. In Chicago, Harlem, and the Mississippi Delta, from Britain to Jamaica, these women built alliances with people of color around the globe, agitating for the rights and liberation of black people in the United States and across the African diaspora. As pragmatic activists, they employed multiple protest strategies and tactics, combined numerous religious and political ideologies, and forged unlikely alliances in their struggles for freedom. Drawing on a variety of previously untapped sources, including newspapers, government records, songs, and poetry, Set the World on Fire highlights the flexibility, adaptability, and experimentation of black women leaders who demanded equal recognition and participation in global civil society.

Setting the World on Fire

Author: Kenny Chesney,Pink

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1540017117

Category: Music

Page: 12

View: 3753

(Piano Vocal). This sheet music features an arrangement for piano and voice with guitar chord frames, with the melody presented in the right hand of the piano part, as well as in the vocal line.

The Alchemists

Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire

Author: Neil Irwin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101605804

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 6237

When the first fissures became visible to the naked eye in August 2007, suddenly the most powerful men in the world were three men who were never elected to public office. They were the leaders of the world’s three most important central banks: Ben Bernanke of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Mervyn King of the Bank of England, and Jean-Claude Trichet of the European Central Bank. Over the next five years, they and their fellow central bankers deployed trillions of dollars, pounds and euros to contain the waves of panic that threatened to bring down the global financial system, moving on a scale and with a speed that had no precedent. Neil Irwin’s The Alchemists is a gripping account of the most intense exercise in economic crisis management we’ve ever seen, a poker game in which the stakes have run into the trillions of dollars. The book begins in, of all places, Stockholm, Sweden, in the seventeenth century, where central banking had its rocky birth, and then progresses through a brisk but dazzling tutorial on how the central banker came to exert such vast influence over our world, from its troubled beginnings to the Age of Greenspan, bringing the reader into the present with a marvelous handle on how these figures and institutions became what they are – the possessors of extraordinary power over our collective fate. What they chose to do with those powers is the heart of the story Irwin tells. Irwin covered the Fed and other central banks from the earliest days of the crisis for the Washington Post, enjoying privileged access to leading central bankers and people close to them. His account, based on reporting that took place in 27 cities in 11 countries, is the holistic, truly global story of the central bankers’ role in the world economy we have been missing. It is a landmark reckoning with central bankers and their power, with the great financial crisis of our time, and with the history of the relationship between capitalism and the state. Definitive, revelatory, and riveting, The Alchemists shows us where money comes from—and where it may well be going.

World on Fire

Author: Michael Brownstein

Publisher: Open City Books

ISBN: 9781890447298

Category: Fiction

Page: 181

View: 8663

In our era of apocalyptic change, everything from terrorism to a stifling cultural sameness has become globalized. World on Fire is a poet's impassioned, prophetic examination of the human and environmental consequences of transnational capitalism. From the most recent developments in biotechnology to the brainwashing effects of mass media, from the addictive rush of global currency speculation to the rapid-fire annihilation of tropical forests for chopsticks and oil, World on Fire is unsparing in its exposure of the corruption of our contemporary empire, or "Pax Americana." It suggests, paradoxically, that in this much-heralded "Age of Information," the dominant paradigms are disconnection and amnesia. The death of the author's tyrannical father after years of suffering from Alzheimer's becomes a potent symbol for a culture unable to face its own crimes or reckon with its own history. Drawing on sources including Noam Chomsky, Eduardo Galeano, and Vandana Shiva, Brownstein has created a new form combining poetry, personal narrative, and social analysis. He incites readers to look past a standardized remote-control world order and reconsider non-Western, more holistic social models. An anthem, manifesto, and call to arms, World on Fire asks the reader to step outside of ego's bomb shelter and face world upheaval without fear, thereby transforming disaster into opportunity and allowing the space for the creation of a new life. This is a stunning and timely work from a writer who "combines an acute understanding of the human soul with a bold, poetic imagination" (Paul Auster on Brownstein's story collection Music from the Evening of the World).

Setting the World on Fire

Author: Angus Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571248971


Page: 304

View: 9283

At the end of the Second World War Piers and his younger brother Tom are growing up at Tothill House, the family home with its magnificent baroque hall by Vanbrugh. Tom is the pluckier of the two, because pluck means overcoming one's fears. Piers has no such fears to overcome; he is ambitious. As the post-war years witness a division in their aspirations and their destinies, the two brothers strive to achieve their own means of setting the world on fire. With rich characterization, virtuoso scenes of comedy, and sparkling dialogue, Setting the World On Fire provides a brilliant anatomy of post-war English society from 1948 to 1969. 'It is superb entertainment and social criticism but it is also a poem about the fire in human beings ... A moving and disturbing book and a very superior piece of art.' Anthony Burgess, "Observer."

The World on Fire

Author: American Anglo-Saxon

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781330590102

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 2610

Excerpt from The World on Fire In matters of polity they have tackled the Kaiser himself time after time. Theirs is the very courage of the Soul. Every name of them is an Immortal. Nothing but Immortal interests, interests of scientific Truth and Immaculate Honor would call forth such a cry. They are not names of Dilettantes, of Demagogues, of Applause Seekers, of mere Fictionists. They are not names of Time-servers or idlers. Each one has piled up monuments of creative work, colossal, stupendous, prodigious: Haeckel, Ostwald, Eucken, Roentgen, and the rest. Their signatures are not a mere idle symposium. When these souls sign their names they mean something. They have sought only God's pure truth all their lives. They couldn't lie if they wished. They couldn't wish it. To do so would be to change a Law of Nature. They were born honest and have communed with Nature and, hence, God who made it. They have look God straight in the face all their lives. They care not for riches, except the riches of God's revealed their names they mean something. They have sought only God's pure truth all truths. They have built their intellectual and spiritual observatories upon Earth's utmost peaks and have caught Gods faintest signals to the obtuse world; and made their fellow men a precious present of them when their souls join in such a poignant chorus to their fellow men. O, don't forget who these spirits are and what they say. They don't use catch-phrases or loose sentences. Their words are so compact they should be read over and over again. They are accustomed to think and speak in the digested terms of universal Evolution. An individual, a group, a species, an order, a full Solar System, with them are but as an incident. Eternal Evolution is their province. They look on a mere stage, like the present, in the history of a mere planet like this, (with its only one and one-half billions of live human beings, preceded by ten thousand times as many billions more and - the last one now living to be gone in perhaps less than a century hence - to be succeeded by Ten Thousand times as many Billions more) - they look on it all simply as a passing pageant. They would never cry out from their souls in desperate chorus over a mere little war, unless that war meant something portentous - something that has to do with the highest interests of the human race, aye, with the very Eternal Evolution of the Universe itself. They are too big for prejudice or passion. They don't know the meaning of the terms. They are too big for partisanship. They don't know how to prefer one individual, or government, or even race above another except as it bears in itself the greatest potentiality for Evolution. But, enough. If you are both honest and intelligent, you must believe them. If you don't, you are past hope. You wouldn't believe "Though one rose from the dead." The whole learned world of Germany is at the present time roused to feelings of deep anger and strong moral resentment at the conduct of England. We the undersigned, who have both of us been for many years connected with England through the bonds of science and by personal relationships, consider ourselves entitled to give public expression to this feeling of profound indignation. In close companionship with English scholars of congenial aims, we have zealously endeavored to bring the two great nations closer to each other in spirit and to promote a better mutual understanding; a fruitful interchange of English and German culture appeared to us not only desirable, but indispensable for the intellectual progress of humanity, which is at the present time confronted with such stupendous tasks. We gratefully acknowledge the favorable reception which our endeavors have met with in England; great and noble qualities, native to the English race, manifested themselves to us and we were led to hope that these traits would get the better of and outgrow the dangers and...

The Integrative Mind

Transformative Education for a World on Fire

Author: Tobin Hart

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781475807004

Category: Education

Page: 118

View: 480

With practical applications and contemporary research, Tobin Hart explores the five “missing minds”—contemplative, empathic, beautiful, embodied, and imaginative—which enable us to experience the world as a communion of subjects, thereby deepening our understanding and humanity.

The Happening: Black Sunflower

The World on Fire

Author: Richie Singh Smartt

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 150498868X

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 1802

After the events leading to Mr. Wilson’s death, Finley, the scientist, is appointed as the first emperor of District Nine. The year is 3008, and there are no laws in Finley’s world of evil executions and the manipulation of science. They are working with the demons of the superhuman entities, determined to enslave the people of the wild, wasted futuristic lands of District Nine, leaving yet another trail of bloody dominoes. Sebastian, the son of Peter, revenges his father’s death and is appointed to defeat Finley. Sebastian must become a warrior to survive the battle on this dangerous road of blood, gore, and entities. He can trust no one. What terrible threat does this cryptic link from the past hold for Sebastian? Will he conquer, or will he be a slave to evil?