"This guide has been designed to help those countless people who tour churches, museums, exhibitions and great houses, and who want to be able to identify those scenes they encounter containing saints or Bible figures, and understand their meaning."--Introduction, p. 7.
Rebus and Malcolm Fox go head-to-head when a 30-year-old murder investigation resurfaces, forcing Rebus to confront crimes of the past Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. He is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case from 30 years ago is being reopened. Rebus's team from those days is suspected of helping a murderer escape justice to further their own ends. Malcolm Fox, in what will be his last case as an internal affairs cop, is tasked with finding out the truth. Past and present are about to collide in shocking and murderous fashion. What does Rebus have to hide? And whose side is he really on? His colleagues back then called themselves "The Saints," and swore a bond on something called the Shadow Bible. But times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer -- and may also play a role in the present, as Scotland gears up for a referendum on independence. Allegiances are being formed, enemies made, and huge questions asked. Who are the saints and who the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?
La Bible et les saints
Author: Gaston Duchet-Suchaux, Michel Pastoureau
Désormais célèbre, ce guide iconographique est un outil indispensable pour comprendre et reconnaître les principales représentations religieuses de la tradition occidentale. Selon l'ordre alphabétique, les saints et les personnages bibliques y apparaissent sous leur nom, les scènes de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Testament sous leur appellation la plus usuelle. Ont été retenus ceux qui offrent un intérêt iconographique certain, y compris pour les saints des Eglises d'Orient. Tous les articles sont établis suivant la même structure : les différentes formes du nom ou de l'expression dans les principales langues occidentales, la qualité de chaque personnage (prophète, apôtre), la tradition ou la légende, l'iconographie, les attributs et les renvois. Une série de notices transversales, comprenant notamment des indications sur la symbolique et l'iconographie des nombres, des animaux et des végétaux, facilite l'identification des allégories, des insignes ou des habits des dignitaires de l'Eglise et des ordres monastiques.
Reconnaître les saints et les personnages de la Bible dans la peinture, la sculpture et le vitrail. Ce guide iconographique permet de reconnaître les saints ainsi que les personnages de la Bible comme Pierre, André, Cécile, Moïse, David ou Abraham. Le classement alphabétique des attributs ainsi que l'interprétation des épisodes les plus célèbres de la Bible, apportent au visiteur de monuments ou de musées, ainsi qu'à l'étudiant, une aide précieuse et utile à leur recherche d'identification.
Praying the Word
Author: Donald Jackson
Publisher: Liturgical Press
In the tradition of lectio divina (reflecting on the Scriptures), Praying the Word is an instrumental guide for personal prayer and a companion for meditation. This exquisite treasury embodies the significance of prayer life, and makes a wonderful gift at confirmations, weddings, and other special occasions in the lives of family and friends.
Are you looking for a baby name with a deeper meaning? Or for a popular and resonant name that has stood the test of time? If so, then Christian Christian Names is the only book you'll need. There are many options that readers will recognize and some they won't, but all of them have their meaning explained as well as the story of the Biblical character or Saint with the same name.
All the People in the Bible
Author: Richard R. Losch
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
"More than any other book, the Bible offers an amazing collection of fascinating characters ranging from the holiest of the holy to some of the most depraved scoundrels imaginable. Many are mentioned only in passing, yet history and archaeology can often fill in the blanks and flesh them out as exciting human beings. For this reason we have in many cases been able to tell much more about them than the Bible alone reveals." -- Richard R. Losch (from the preface)A comprehensive gathering of persons found in the Bible, including the Apocrypha, All the People in the Bible really delivers on its title: literally all of the Bible's characters appear in this fascinating reference work. From the first article on Aaron to the final entry on Zophar, Richard Losch details each person in a lively narrative style.The bulk of the book consists of Losch's A-Z articles covering the familiar and the not-so-familiar figures in Scripture. Names of people who are found only in genealogies or who had no significant effect on history are included solely in the alphabetical listing starting on page 452. That listing, "All the People in the Bible and Apocrypha," includes pronunciations, brief identifications, and biblical references. Persons covered in greater detail in the main part of the book are identified in bold print.Losch's intriguing look at all the people in the Bible is anything but a dry reference work. This is a book to dip into and enjoy over and over.
Discover a new approach to Scripture with this imaginative way of looking at things that are right in front of us, all while delving deep into biblical truths. There are many ways to learn about the Bible, even if it seems to be totally familiar to us. It is, in fact, full of so many little known, interesting stories like the ones that rivet today's audiences -- full of intrigue and surprising changes of character. Broken up into individual sections, such as "Freaks and Geeks," "Dashers and Vixens," "Big Shots and Mug Shots," "Leaders and Laborers," and "Prophets and Losses," it can be read a bit at a time. Saints & Scoundrels of the Bible reveals many of the little-known facts about Scripture in an entertaining and informative manner, so the reader will be fascinated and constantly saying, "I didn't know that!" With chapters such as "The Trickster Trailed," "The Perils of Paul," "Tempting Tamar," "A Greedy Grandmother," and "The Deadly Dance," readers will turn each page to find out what happens next in these captivating tales. This clever new way of reading Scripture puts a light-hearted twist on old stories, all while drawing the reader closer to God's truth. There is nothing old or boring in this creative approach to learning about the Bible.
"This book is an excellent devotional aid for anyone who wants to study Sacred Scripture as well as be encouraged and enlightened by the wisdom of the saints, who intercede for us every day. It includes over 200 readings from the saints, including their own reflections, prayers, letters, and more; the saints' reflections broaden appreciation and understanding of old testament and new testament texts; A twenty-part lesson on studying, praying, and living the Scriptures, with longer selections from the writings of the saints ; a calendar of saints and a list of patron saints and a mini-biographies of all the saints whose selections are quoted"---publishers description.
Saints of the Bible
Author: Theresa Doyle-Nelson
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
Inspiring Stories of Saints in Scripture! For centuries, Christians have incorporated Scripture into their daily prayer. They also petition the vast community of saints for help and intercession as prayer companions. Now, for the first time, you can combine both Scripture and saints in Saints of the Bible: Exploring Scripture with Holy Men and Women. This inspirational collection of 48 Biblical personalities recognized as saints by the Church includes both the famous and less well-known. Each entry features the saint's feast day and patronage, a key Scripture, reflection, and additional Scripture verses. A convenient chart makes locating information on these saints a snap.
Through theologically-engaged close readings of her poetry and devotional prose, this book explores how Christina Rossetti draws on the Bible and encourages her Victorian readers to respond to its radical message of grace. Structured chronologically, each chapter investigates her participation in the formation of Tractarian theology and details how her interpretative strategies changed over the course of her lifetime. Revealing how her encounter with the biblical text is informed by devotional classics, Christina Rossetti and the Bible highlights the influence of Thomas a' Kempis, John Bunyan, George Herbert and John Donne and describes how Rossetti adapted the teaching of the Ancient and Patristic Fathers and medieval mystics. It also considers the interfaces that are established between her devotional poems and the anthology and periodical pieces alongside which they were published throughout the second half of the nineteenth-century.
An invaluable reference describes each saint and his or her prayer, combined with devotions and powerful illustrations, inviting spiritual people to appreciate the stories, deeds and symbolism of saints. Original.
From the time that pages of The Saint John's Bible began touring in major exhibitions nearly a decade ago, people have been moved, captivated, and inspired by this stunning work of modern sacred art. But they often have questions about the illuminations that are scattered throughout the Bible, especially as they first become familiar with it. Why was a certain Scripture passage chosen for illumination rather than another? What materials and source imagery are behind the illuminations? The Art of The Saint John's Bible provides answers to these important questions and many others. Initially published in a series of three volumes, each book has now been revised by the author and included together in this helpful single volume. SinceThe Saint John's Bible is now complete, Susan Sink makes connections between recurring images and motifs throughout the work and reflects on the images with a view to the whole. Her book promises to intensify and expand the experience of all who come in contact with The Saint John's Bible.
Saints and Sinners
Author: Gerald Wheeler
Bible biographers often omit important information that wouldl have been understood by a reader familiar with the culture. Wheeler fills in the blanks, making Bible characters come alive by revealing hidden details about the society in which they lived.