Se qualcuno dei lettori non ama perdersi nei complessi itinerari di lettura dei Catechismi ufficiali della Chiesa Cattolica, questo è il libro adatto per tutti loro. Don Bosco, con la tipicità che gli era propria, spiega in modo del tutto accessibile e semplice le verità della fede cattolica, attraverso un viaggio che dalla Terra porta al Paradiso. E il santo dei giovani suggerisce anche utili strumenti da mettere in atto per il combattimento spirituale e per crescere nella fede. Non è esattamente un Catechismo ma un libro di buoni consigli e di segreti svelati, quelli che ci vengono trasmessi da chi vuole il nostro bene e si preoccupa di ben orientarci. Il libro contiene utili sussidi di catechesi che trattano i temi più importanti della fede cattolica ma anche una lunga analisi per ben prepararsi alla confessione, alla comunione e alla Santa Messa. Contiene preghiere applicabili ai vivi e ai morti, molte anche complete di indulgenza. Questa edizione, che qui presentiamo sia in edizione e-book che in versione stampata, è stata riadattata in determinati punti del lessico antico e riproposta con un linguaggio più attuale in modo che la lettura sia facile e scorrevole. Ci teniamo a dire che non è stato modificato alcunché. Il pensiero di Don Bosco è quello originale. Ciò che cambia sono alcune piccole abitudini di linguaggio molto utilizzati alla fine del secolo scorso (1856). Alcune di esse sono state in parte modificate per far sì che la lettura riesca più fluida ed anche le nuove generazioni possano usufruirne. Sarebbe un peccato che i giovani d’oggi, gli uomini del domani, mettano da parte questo prezioso gioiello solo perché è scritto con un linguaggio antico. Gli sforzi del curatore quindi, nel revisionare l’intera opera, si sono concentrati proprio su questo aspetto. In alcuni punti del testo sono state inserite delle note per chiarire alcuni concetti relativi ai vari temi trattati. Ci auguriamo che possa essere uno strumento utile per il vostro cammino spirituale.
Presents a series of meditations on Christian life, focusing on such events of the church year as Advent, Lent, and Corpus Christi, and discussing such topics as the nature of peace and the relationship between spirit and matter.
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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.
The Nazi and the Barber
Author: Edgar Hilsenrath
Publisher: Owl of Minerva Press
-Berlin was still a heap of ruins. ... One day they would rebuild the city again. I could see the day coming. And the rest of Germany, too. Yes. They would rebuild everything again. All Germany. And then ... yes ... perhaps they will bring back the FUhrer from heaven.- The Nazi and The Barber is the famous story about the Nazi mass-murderer Max Schulz who after the war hides himself by assuming a Jewish identity. You will never forget this book. Written by the famous German-Jewish author Edgar Hilsenrath. Author's website: www.hilsenrath.de
Nietzsche: Untimely Meditations
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche, Daniel Breazeale, R. J. Hollingdale
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The four early essays in Untimely Meditations are key documents for understanding the development of Nietzsche's thought and clearly anticipate many of his later writings. They deal with such broad topics as the relationship between popular and genuine culture, strategies for cultural reform, the task of philosophy, t he nature of education, and the relationship between art, science and life. This new edition presents R. J. Hollingdale's translation of the essays and a new introduction by Daniel Breazeale, who places them in their historical context and discusses their significance for Nietzsche's philosophy.
Author: Rosi Braidotti, Maria Hlavajova
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
If art, science, and the humanities have shared one thing, it was their common engagement with constructions and representations of the human. Under the pressure of new contemporary concerns, however, we are experiencing a "posthuman condition†?; the combination of new developments-such as the neoliberal economics of global capitalism, migration, technological advances, environmental destruction on a mass scale, the perpetual war on terror and extensive security systems- with a troublesome reiteration of old, unresolved problems that mean the concept of the human as we had previously known it has undergone dramatic transformations. The Posthuman Glossary is a volume providing an outline of the critical terms of posthumanity in present-day artistic and intellectual work. It builds on the broad thematic topics of Anthropocene/Capitalocene, eco-sophies, digital activism, algorithmic cultures and security and the inhuman. It outlines potential artistic, intellectual, and activist itineraries of working through the complex reality of the 'posthuman condition', and creates an understanding of the altered meanings of art vis-Á -vis critical present-day developments. It bridges missing links across disciplines, terminologies, constituencies and critical communities. This original work will unlock the terms of the posthuman for students and researchers alike.
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THE DIALOGUE OF ST. CATHERINE OF SIENAA TREATISE OF DIVINE PROVIDENCEHow a soul, elevated by desire of the honor of God, and of the salvation of her neighbors, exercising herself in humble prayer, after she had seen the union of the soul, through love, with God, asked of God four requests.The soul, who is lifted by a very great and yearning desire for the honor of God and the salvation of souls, begins by exercising herself, for a certain space of time, in the ordinary virtues, remaining in the cell of self-knowledge, in order to know better the goodness of God towards her. This she does because knowledge must precede love, and only when she has attained love, can she strive to follow and to clothe herself with the truth. But, in no way, does the creature receive such a taste of the truth, or so brilliant a light therefrom, as by means of humble and continuous prayer, founded on knowledge of herself and of God; because prayer, exercising her in the above way, unites with God the soul that follows the footprints of Christ Crucified, and thus, by desire and affection, and union of love, makes her another Himself. Christ would seem to have meant this, when He said: To him who will love Me and will observe My commandment, will I manifest Myself; and he shall be one thing with Me and I with him. In several places we find similar words, by which we can see that it is, indeed, through the effect of love, that the soul becomes another Himself. That this may be seen more clearly, I will mention what I remember having heard from a handmaid of God, namely, that, when she was lifted up in prayer, with great elevation of mind, God was not wont to conceal, from the eye of her intellect, the love which He had for His servants, but rather to manifest it; and, that among other things, He used to say: “Open the eye of your intellect, and gaze into Me, and you shall see the beauty of My rational creature. And look at those creatures who, among the beauties which I have given to the soul, creating her in My image and similitude, are clothed with the nuptial garment (that is, the garment of love), adorned with many virtues, by which they are united with Me through love. And yet I tell you, if you should ask Me, who these are, I should reply” (said the sweet and amorous Word of God) “they are another Myself, inasmuch as they have lost and denied their own will, and are clothed with Mine, are united to Mine, are conformed to Mine.” It is therefore true, indeed, that the soul unites herself with God by the affection of love.So, that soul, wishing to know and follow the truth more manfully, and lifting her desires first for herself -- for she considered that a soul could not be of use, whether in doctrine, example, or prayer, to her neighbor, if she did not first profit herself, that is, if she did not acquire virtue in herself -- addressed four requests to the Supreme and Eternal Father. The first was for herself; the second for the reformation of the Holy Church; the third a general prayer for the whole world, and in particular for the peace of Christians who rebel, with much lewdness and persecution, against the Holy Church; in the fourth and last, she besought the Divine Providence to provide for things in general, and in particular, for a certain case with which she was concerned.
Leopardi, poet and philosopher, explores in humorous but savage dialogue the power of fashion and its strange irrationality. He also imagines conversations between Hercules and Atlas, Nature and an Icelander, and the Earth and the Moon, as well as producing a simple essay praising the humble bird. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
In this book of meditations, based on a series of meditations by the author shortly before he became Archbishop of Munich-Freising, in 1977, theologian Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) presents his profound thoughts on the nature and person of God, building a bridge between theology and spirituality as he makes wide use of the Sacred Scriptures to reveal the beauty and mystery of who God is. He writes about each of the three persons in the Holy Trinity, showing the different attributes of each person, and that "God is three and God is one." God is - and the Christian faith adds: God is as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three and one. This is the very heart of Christianity, but it is so often shrouded in a silence born of perplexity. Has the Church perhaps gone one step too far here? Ought we not rather leave something so great and inaccessible as God in his inaccessibility? Can something like the Trinity have any real meaning for us? It is certainly true that the proposition that "God is three and God is one" is and remains the expression of his otherness, which is infinitely greater than us and transcends all our thinking and our existence. But, as Joseph Ratzinger shows, if this proposition meant nothing to us, it would not have been revealed! And it could be clothed in human language only because it had already penetrated human thinking and living to some extent. "Without Jesus, we do not know what 'Father' truly is. This becomes visible in his prayer, which is the foundation of his being. A Jesus who was not continuously absorbed in the Father, and was not in continuous intimate communication with him, would be a completely different being from the Jesus of the Bible, the real Jesus of history... In Jesus' prayer, the Father becomes visible and Jesus makes himself known as the Son. The unity which this reveals is the Trinity. Accordingly, becoming a Christian means sharing in Jesus' prayer, entering into the model provided by his life, i.e. the model of prayer. Becoming a Christian means saying 'Father' with Jesus." - Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
PREFACE. No science is more generally interesting than that which explains the common phenomena of life. V e see that salt and snow are both white, a rose red, leaves green, and the violet a deep purple but how few persons ever ask the reason why We know that a flute produces a musical sound, and a cracked bell a discordant one-that fire is hot, ice cold, and a candle luminous-that water boils when subjected to heat, and freezes from cold but when a child looks up into our face and asks us why -how many times is it silenced with a frown, or caIled very foolish for asking such silly questions The object of the present book is to explain about 2000 of these questions which are often more easily asked than answered in language so simple that a child may understand it, yet not so childish as to offend the. scientific. In order to secure the strictest accuracy in the answers, the most approved modern authors have been consulted, and each edition has been ubinitt ed to the revision of gentlemen of acknowledged reputation for scientific attainments. Sincere thanks are due to the REV. A. BATH P OWER R, I. A., and to RORER J T A RIE M S A NN, E SQ. M . . R . C . S., of Buxton, for their most careful revisions of the whole book, for many excellent hints, and useful additions. In conclusion, the almost unparalleled success of this little volume, of which 25,000 copies have been printed, since the year 1848, is an in controvertible proof of its acceptability, and has induced thc author to spare neither labor nor ex ense to render his it Guide to the Scientific Knowfedgo of Things Familiar inatruetive and amusing to the young, as well as to thoae of maturer life. To teachers of schools it may beadvisable to state, that, as every question has been again and again submitted to a most rigid investigation, no material alterations will be made in future editions. A remarkable instance came before the author a few months since of the statement made in the early part of this preface. The conversation was about smoke-why it was black. and not whik like the fine dust of lime. A little child who was present, asked, Why is the kettle so black with smoke ZIer papa answered, Because it has been on the fire But urged the child what is the good of its being black 2 The gentleman replied, Silly child-you ask very foolish questions-sit down and hold your tongue. He might have read pp. 186, and 186, and answered tbc child more discreetly. ISIIE o R ff S er their revised edition of - this useful book, in full confidence that it will meet with an equal aud universal acceptance loth in families and schools, throughout this country. They believe it will be found to contain an amount of usefuI information never before collcctcd in B shape so convenient for study, and so easy for ref rence. SUBJECTS OF THE CHAPTERS. PART I.-HEAT. J PAan Introduction, 9 1.-The SUN a source of heat . . 10 11.-ELECTRIC a I s T ou Y r ce of heat. . . 11 11.-Thunder and lightning 11-36 111.-CI-IEMICAL ACTIOS B source of heat . 36 111.-Chomical d o n . . 36 IV.-Combustion . . 39 V.--Smoke and smoky chimneys 62 V1.-Lamps and candles . . 74 VI1.-Animal heat . . B3 VIII.-- ECHANIC A A C L TI ON it 80UrCC of beat 94 VIII.-Percussion . . . 94 1X.-Friction . . 97 X...
Essays on Petrarch
Author: Ugo Foscolo
Publisher: Holyoake Press
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