Vespers

Author: Irene Preston,Liv Rancourt

Publisher: Prescourt Books

ISBN: 0996809937

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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Thaddeus Dupont has had over eighty years to forget...The vampire spends his nights chanting the Liturgy of the Hours and ruthlessly disciplines those unnatural urges he's vowed never again to indulge. He is at the command of the White Monks, who summon him at will to destroy demons. In return, the monks provide for his sustenance and promise the return of his immortal soul. Sarasija Mishra's most compelling job qualification might be his type O blood...The 22-year-old college grad just moved across the country to work for some recluse he can't even find on the internet. Sounds sketchy, but the salary is awesome and he can't afford to be picky. On arrival he discovers a few details his contract neglected to mention, like the alligator-infested swamp, the demon attacks, and the nature of his employer's "special diet". A smart guy would leave, but after one look into Dupont's mesmerizing eyes, Sarasija can't seem to walk away. Too bad his boss expected "Sara" to be a girl.Falling in love is hard at any age...The vampire can't fight his hungers forever, especially since Sara's brought him light, laughter and a very masculine heat. After yielding to temptation, Thaddeus must make a choice. Killing demons may save his soul, but keeping the faith will cost him his heart.

The Vampire Hunter (Mills & Boon Nocturne) (In the Company of Vampires, Book 2)

Author: Michele Hauf

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472050657

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Dangerous magic In all his years battling the undead, Kaz has never seen bloodlust like this. As a Knight of the Stake, it’s up to him to put a stop to the mayhem sweeping the streets of Paris. Kaz’s task becomes infinitely more complicated when a very attractive witch wants to help.


The Metaphysics of Night

Recovering Soul, Renewing Humanism

Author: Matthew Del Nevo

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412854105

Category: Philosophy

Page: 182

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The Metaphysics of Night acknowledges a post-secular philosophy, one that puts philosophy into serious dialogue with religion, rather than considering religion a thing of the past. Matthew Del Nevo deals with the cultural unconscious, inseparable from religious consciousness, and draws on psychoanalysis and literature as well as philosophy. The metaphysics of the night is Del Nevo’s metaphor for the deep and mysterious expanse of the soul. Philosophically, the book is critical of Enlightenment presumptions about knowledge and truth and overly spiritualizing tendencies in religion. Its critical edge cuts against materialist and historicist tendencies in the humanities and abstract intellectualism in philosophy. Arguing for strong aesthetic values, Del Nevo defends and explains soul and soulful experience, the creation of depth, the ineffable, real presence, beauty, and saving words, noting that the sources of all these are in us, but often are blocked. Each of the five parts of this book testify to what the author notes may be forgotten, but which ought not to be forgotten. It is necessary for life as socially, religiously, and educationally instituted within culture and as constitutive for culture. Del Nevo deals with sensibility as a form of wisdom and instinct that is not cognitive or knowledge/information based. He argues for a shift of emphasis in culture from intellect to intuition. This well-written work, filled with Catholic, philosophic, and artistic thought will be of interest to all philosophers, theologians, and students of culture.

Nocturne

Author: Irene Preston,Liv Rancourt

Publisher: Prescourt Books

ISBN: 0996809961

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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It's Mardi Gras, cher, but this year le bon temps kick off with murder¿For generations, the White Monks have treated the vampire Thaddeus Dupont as a weapon in their battle against demons. However, when a prominent matron drops dead at a party, Thaddeus and his lover Sarasija are asked to find her killer. Their investigation leads them to an old southern family with connections everywhere: Louisiana politics, big business, the Church, and an organization just as secret as the White Monks. Meanwhile, an esoteric text containing spells for demon-summoning has disappeared, Thaddeus is losing control of le monstre, and Sara is troubled by disturbing dreams. These nightmares could be a side-effect of dating a vampire, or they could be a remnant of his brush with evil. As the nights wear on, Sara fears they are a manifestation of something darker ¿ a secret that could destroy his relationship with Thaddeus.


Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman [2 volumes]

From Captain America to Wonder Woman

Author: Randy Duncan,Matthew J. Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313399247

Category: Social Science

Page: 920

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This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. • Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves • Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject • Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations • Includes a comprehensive bibliography



Great Is Thy Faithfulness?

Reading Lamentations as Sacred Scripture

Author: Robin Parry,Heath Thomas

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610974530

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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Lamentations is a book that has never had a place of honor at the table of Christian spirituality. This is an unfortunate state of affairs because its challenging poetry has much to offer. This volume explores the how the biblical book of Lamentations may be engaged afresh so that it can function as Holy Scripture for the ekklesia. Four main chapters consider issues in hermeneutics, exegesis, the use of Lamentations in worship, and pastoral reflections. These chapters have been supplemented by seventeen reception history studies written by an international team of Jewish and Christian scholars. These studies introduce a wide range of interpretations and uses of the book of Lamentations from throughout the history of Judaism and Christianity. They include examinations of the use of Lamentations in Isaiah 40-55, the Targum, Rashi, and contemporary Jewish thought, the Patristic period, Calvin, Jewish and Christian worship, music, Rembrandt, and psychological and feminist interpretation. Appendices include new English translations of LXX Lamentations and Targum Lamentations.

Harbor Nocturne

Author: Joseph Wambaugh

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802194516

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Joseph Wambaugh, the former LAPD detective, multiple New York Times best-seller, and MWA Grand Master, is known as the father of the modern police novel” and now, in Harbor Nocturne, he has produced one of the outstanding books of the year. Some LAPD characters from the acclaimed Hollywood Station series are here: the surfer cops known as Flotsam and Jetsam”, aspiring actor Hollywood Nate” Weiss, and young Britney Small, along with new members of the midwatch, all gamely coping with the wackiness of Hollywood. The story begins in the southernmost Los Angeles district of San Pedro, one of the world’s busiest harbors, where an unlikely pair of lovers is caught up in terror and peril through no fault of their own. When Dinko Babich, a young longshoreman,delivers Lita Medina, a young Mexican dancer, from the harbor to a Hollywood nightclub, his life is forever changed as an unexpectedly tender and moving love story develops. Comedy and tragedy are intertwined in the everyday life of the cops and residents of San Pedro Harbor.

Keeper of the Shadows

Author: Alexandra Sokoloff

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373885695

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"As a crime beat reporter, Barrie Gryffald's work is risky enough when she's investigating mortal homicides. But when a teenage shifter and an infamous Hollywood mogul are both found dead on the same night, her Keeper intuition screams, Otherworldly. Reluctantly, she enlists her secret crush, Mick Townsend, a journalist with movie-star appeal. Together, they dig up eerie parallels to a forgotten cult-film tragedy. But it may be too late..."--P. [4] of cover.



Nocturnes

Author: John Connolly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548264127

Category:

Page: 412

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Folgen Sie ihm in die Dunkelheit - Thrillerautor John Connolly nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise zum Bösen und Übernatürlichen. In zwölf unheimlichen Erzählungen erforscht er unsere tiefsten Ängste - noch nie war das Grauen so verführerisch. Und so nah.


Die Benediktsregel

eine Anleitung zu christlichem Leben : der vollständige Text der Regel

Author: Benedictus (de Nursia)

Publisher: Saint-Paul

ISBN: 9783722806358

Category:

Page: 452

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Was ihr wollt

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843027781

Category: Drama

Page: 84

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William Shakespeare: Was ihr wollt Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Christoph Martin Wieland (1766). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel, Bd. 2, Berlin (Johann Friedrich Unger) 1797. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2013. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 1, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Frederick Richard Pickersgill, Orsino und Violo, um 1860. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.


Das Blut

Roman

Author: Guillermo del Toro,Chuck Hogan

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641050006

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Die Zukunft der Menschheit steht auf dem Spiel New York. Eine geheimnisvolle Seuche verwandelt die Bewohner der Stadt einen nach dem anderen in Vampire. Eine kleine Gruppe von Menschen stellt sich ihnen entgegen, doch der Kampf scheint aussichtslos: Die Seuche droht den gesamten Planeten zu befallen – und damit das Ende der menschlichen Zivilisation einzuläuten. Nachdem ein mysteriöser Vampirvirus New York befallen hat, droht sich die Seuche nun über das ganze Land, ja die ganze Welt zu verbreiten. Ephraim Goodweather, der Chef des New Yorker Seuchenpräventionsteams, hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, den blutrünstigen Monstern, die die Straßen der Stadt unsicher machen, die Stirn zu bieten. Es gelingt ihm, den Parasiten, der die Infektion hervorruft, zu identifizieren. Doch er kommt zu spät: Zwischen den Vampiren der Alten und der Neuen Welt bricht ein gnadenloser Krieg aus, und beide Seiten schrecken vor nichts zurück, um die Herrschaft über den Planeten zu übernehmen. Der Kampf um die Zukunft der Menschheit hat begonnen ...