Il male più grande
Author: Ugo Borghello
Publisher: Fede & Cultura
Di tutti i mali del mondo il peggiore è da ricercare non negli orrori che la storia conosce, ma in quei cristiani che si oppongono all’azione dello Spirito Santo e finiscono per vanificare il Vangelo e il suo portato di amore salvifico. Avviene quando si dà più importanza alle nostre miserie che alla misericordia divina, quando si confonde la misericordia con le opere di misericordia impedendo una crescita nell'amore, quando l'istituzione ecclesiastica si dedica alla religione e lascia la fede a sterili esortazioni. L’amore può trasfigurare ogni male: basterebbe approfondire il kerigma nel suo aspetto di annuncio che coinvolge in un cammino di santità e di comunione reale. Se coloro che si fanno portatori del Vangelo di fatto lo lasciano fuori dalla loro vita i mali del mondo non hanno più rimedio, ed è questo il male più grande.
Author: Robert Hugh Benson
Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914) was the youngest son of Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury, and younger brother of Edward Frederic Benson. In 1895, he was ordained a priest in the Church of England by his father who was then Archbishop of Canterbury. His father died suddenly in 1896, and Benson began to question the status of the Church of England, eventually obtaining permission to join the Community of the Resurrection. He made his profession as a member of the community in 1901, at which time he had no thoughts of leaving the Church of England, but as he continued his studies and began writing, he became more and more uneasy with his own doctrinal position. On September 11, 1903, he was received into the Roman Catholic Church. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1904 and was sent to Cambridge. He continued his writing career along with the usual elements of priestly ministry. He was named a Monsignor in 1911.
The forests of Norbio
Author: Giuseppe Dessì, Frances Frenaye
Why the Church?
Author: Luigi Giussani, Viviane Hewitt
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
From its beginnings, the Church has presented itself as a human phenomenon that carries the divine within it. As a social fact, its reality given form by men and women, the Church has always affirmed that its existence surpasses the human reality of its components and that it stands as the continuation of the event of Christ's entry into human history. Why the Church?, the final volume in McGill-Queen's University Press's trilogy of Luigi Giussani's writings, explores the Church's definition of itself as both human and divine and evaluates the truth of this claim.
Author: Boudewijn Dehandschutter
Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers
Ever since his dissertation - published in 1979 as Martyrium Polycarpi: een literair-kritische studie (BETL 52) - the Martyrdom of Polycarp and the many problems attached to it have been at the focus of Boudewijn Dehandschutter's research. Over the years he has written a substantial number of scholarly contributions on this text, as well as on Ignatius and on martyrdom and persecution in the second century in general. Quite a few of these were published in Festschriften and other not always easily accessible volumes. Together with some contributions that were especially written for this volume, all of Dehandschutter's scholarly work on the topic has been brought together in this book.Highlights: -A new text-edition of the Martyrdom of Polycarp, based on all the textual evidence-Including the newly discovered Codex Kosinitza-The complete Forschungsbericht from the ANRW 27.1 with an update until 2007-The New Testament in the Martyrdom of Polycarp-Ignatius and Polycarp-Images of Polycarp outside the MartyrdomBoudewijn Dehandschutter is Professor of Early Church History and Patrology at the Faculty of Theology of the K.U.Leuven; Johan Leemans teaches Early Church History and Patrology at the universities of Erfurt and Leuven
Giussani argues that if we accept the hypothesis that the mystery entered the realm of human existence and spoke in human terms, the relationship between the individual and God is no longer based on a moral, imaginative, or aesthetic human effort but instead on coming upon an event in one's life. Thus the religious method is overturned by Christ: in Christianity it is no longer the person who seeks to know the mystery but the mystery that makes himself known by entering history. At the Origin of the Christian Claim presents an intriguing argument supported with ample documentation from the gospels and other theological writings.
The Necessary Angel
Author: Massimo Cacciari
Publisher: SUNY Press
Cacciari, academic (aesthetics, U. of Venice) and mayor of Venice as of 1993, surveys the history of angels in Judaic, Islamic, and Christian traditions; and how Dante, Rilke, Kafka, and other writers have used the metaphor of angels to speak about the phenomenology of language. Translated from the
This book is not only a major twentieth-century contribution to Dostoevsky’s studies, but also one of the most important theories of the novel produced in our century. As a modern reinterpretation of poetics, it bears comparison with Aristotle.
Most people outside Italy know Pier Paolo Pasolini for his films, many of which began as literary works—Arabian Nights, The Gospel According to Matthew, The Decameron, and The Canterbury Tales among them. What most people are not aware of is that he was primarily a poet, publishing nineteen books of poems during his lifetime, as well as a visual artist, novelist, playwright, and journalist. Half a dozen of these books have been excerpted and published in English over the years, but even if one were to read all of those, the wide range of poetic styles and subjects that occupied Pasolini during his lifetime would still elude the English-language reader. For the first time, Anglophones will now be able to discover the many facets of this singular poet. Avoiding the tactics of the slim, idiosyncratic, and aesthetically or politically motivated volumes currently available in English, Stephen Sartarelli has chosen poems from every period of Pasolini’s poetic oeuvre. In doing so, he gives English-language readers a more complete picture of the poet, whose verse ranged from short lyrics to longer poems and extended sequences, and whose themes ran not only to the moral, spiritual, and social spheres but also to the aesthetic and sexual, for which he is most known in the United States today. This volume shows how central poetry was to Pasolini, no matter what else he was doing in his creative life, and how poetry informed all of his work from the visual arts to his political essays to his films. Pier Paolo Pasolini was “a poet of the cinema,” as James Ivory says in the book’s foreword, who “left a trove of words on paper that can live on as the fast-deteriorating images he created on celluloid cannot.” This generous selection of poems will be welcomed by poetry lovers and film buffs alike and will be an event in American letters.
Lectures on Literature
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
For two decades, first at Wellesley and then at Cornell, Nabokov introduced undergraduates to the delights of great fiction. Here, collected for the first time, are his famous lectures, which include Mansfield Park, Bleak House, and Ulysses. Edited and with a Foreword by Fredson Bowers; Introduction by John Updike; illustrations.
Cinque Canti / Five Cantos
Author: Ludovico Ariosto
Publisher: Univ of California Press
This new translation brings to English-speaking readers an intense and brooding work by the greatest poet of the Italian Renaissance, Ludovico Ariosto. Begun as a sequel to his epic masterpiece Orlando Furioso (1516), the unfinished Cinque Canti are a powerful poem in their own right. Tragic in tone,they depict the disintegration of the chivalric world of Charlemagne and his knights and give poetic expression to a sense of cultural, political, and religious crisis felt in Ariosto's Italy and in early sixteenth-century Europe more generally. David Quint's introduction freshly examines the literary sources and models of the Cinque Canti and discusses the cultural contexts and historical occasions of the poem. Printed with facing Italian text, this volume allows the modern reader to experience a work of Renaissance literature whose savage beauty still has the power to chill and fascinate.