A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy

Beloved, profoundly moving account of the author's marriage, the couple's search for faith and friendship with C. S. Lewis, and a spiritual strength that sustained Vanauken after his wife's untimely death.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Sheldon Vanauken
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2011-07-26
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780062116703


A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy

C. S. Lewis was their mentor and friend. When tragedy struck, he became their guide and a comforter of piercing insight and compassion. His letters are carefully preserved and reproduced in this moving account of the extraordinary love between Sheldon Vanauken and Jean Davis. This beautiful tale bears witness not only to the relationship between Van and Davy, but to the understanding which grew between two men who both had to suffer the severe pain of loss.

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Genre : Christian biography
Author : Sheldon Vanauken
Publisher :
Release : 2011-03
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 1444701401


A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy

The biblical-theological approach Boda takes in this work is canonical-thematic, tracing the presentation of the theology of sin and its remedy in the canonical form and shape of the Old Testament. The hermeneutical foundations for this enterprise have been laid by others in past decades, especially by Brevard Childs in his groundbreaking work. But A Severe Mercy also reflects recent approaches to integrating biblical understanding with other methodologies in addition to Childs’s. Thus, it enters the imaginative space of the ancient canon of the Old Testament in order to highlight the “word views” and “literary shapes” of the “texts taken individually and as a whole collection.” For the literary shape of the individual texts, it places the “word views” of the dominant expressions and images, as well as various passages, in the larger context of the biblical books in which they are found. For the literary shape of the texts as a collection, it identifies key subthemes and traces their development through the Old Testament canon. The breadth of Boda’s study is both challenging and courageous, resulting in the first comprehensive examination of the topic in the 21st century.

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Genre : History
Author : Mark J. Boda
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 2009-07-21
Total Pages : 632 Pages
ISBN : 9781575066844


Under The Mercy

Under The Mercy

Sequel to the runaway bestseller A Severe Mercy

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Genre : Anglicans
Author : Sheldon Vanauken
Publisher :
Release : 1988-09-01
Total Pages : 263 Pages
ISBN : 0898702135


Sheldon Vanauken

Sheldon Vanauken

The life story of Sheldon Vanauken is one of adventure, romance, conversion, grief, and recovery. Much of this was chronicled in the autobiographical bestseller, A Severe Mercy.However, a good deal of Vanauken's fascinating life remained shrouded in secrecy ... until now. Through a process of careful historical research, including interviews with Vanauken's many friends, colleagues, and students, Will Vaus reveals to the reader the numerous facets of a complex character. In this biography we discover: Vanauken the struggling student, the bon-vivant lover, the sailor who witnessed the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the seeker who returned to faith through C. S. Lewis, the beloved professor of English literature and history, the feminist and anti-war activist who participated in the March on the Pentagon, the bestselling author, and Vanauken the convert to Catholicism. What emerges is the portrait of a man relentlessly in search of beauty, love, and truth, a man who believed that, in the end, he found all three. "A sympathetic, perceptive and well researched study of one of America's most important recent religious writers. Readers of A Severe Mercy are in Will Vaus' debt for such an illuminating and informative study." Alister McGrath, author of C. S. Lewis: A Life "Van was a character - a very good one as it happens, and Will Vaus catches the actuality of this intriguing man of many parts. Very illuminating reading." Thomas Howard, author of On Being Catholic "This is a charming biography about a doubly charming man who wrote a triply charming book. It is a great way to meet the man behind A Severe Mercy." Peter Kreeft, author of Jacob's Ladder: Ten Steps to Truth "Vaus has masterfully captured the spirit of Vanauken, his deep desire for beauty, his mistakes along the way, and eventually his love of God. Reading this biography takes me back to the same deep emotions I have every time I read A Severe Mercy." Jim Belcher, author of Deep Church "Sheldon Vanauken's story of C. S. Lewis, Oxford, a passionate love, and a tragic loss captured the imagination of Evangelical Christians thirty years ago. Will Vaus' biography of the author of A Severe Mercy captures the same mixture of a flawed romantic quest driven by a longing for truth, goodness and beauty, that culminates in the fullness of the Catholic faith. Vaus' book is a study in divine providence and a captivating biography of a unique and noble soul." Fr. Dwight Longenecker, author of The Quest for the Creed "Very well written, thoroughly researched, hard to put down despite many tears - Will Vaus captures the essence of Van in this book." Marion, Davy Vanauken's daughter Will Vaus is a popular speaker and the author of a variety of books including The Hidden Story of Narnia, Speaking of Jack, and Mere Theology.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Will Vaus
Publisher :
Release : 2013-02-01
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : 1935688030


The Appalling Strangeness Of The Mercy Of God

The Appalling Strangeness Of The Mercy Of God

This book is the powerful story of an amazing woman who converts to Catholicism at Harvard University, marries her college sweetheart and joyfully welcomes several children. After some successful forays into pro-life activism in New England, Ruth Pakaluk is struck with breast cancer and dies at the young age of forty-one. Ruth's story is told primarily through her humorous, sparkling and insightful letters, through which her realistic cheerfulness shines. A biographical sketch by her husband, Michael Pakaluk, fills in the needed background information, while a collection of her talks on abortion and on being a Catholic wife and mother round out the volume. Ruth Pakaluk exemplified the powerful integrity of someone who lives what she believes. She was steadfastly committed to Christ and to the culture of life, and this commitment was manifested in her consistent affirmation of life in her family, in her society and even in the face of her own death. Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy and widely published author, referred to Ruth Pakaluk as the best and most effective and inspiring pro-life speaker he had ever heard. She was so renowned as a pro-life debater in New England, that eventually Planned Parenthood spokeswomen refused to spar with her in public. The forceful logic of her arguments was made even more compelling by the strength of her personality. All of Ruth's virtues - her love as a devoted wife and mother, her zeal for the truth and her hope while battling a terminal illness - offer inspiration and encouragement to anyone striving to put Christian faith into action.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Ruth Pakaluk
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2011-01-01
Total Pages : 290 Pages
ISBN : 9781586174514


A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy

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Genre : Anglicans
Author : Sheldon Vanauken
Publisher :
Release : 1977
Total Pages : 233 Pages
ISBN : 0060688211


A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy

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Author : Sheldon Vanauken
Publisher : Harper San Francisco
Release : 1980-01-01
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 006060882X


Philosophies Of Love

Philosophies Of Love

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : David L. Norton
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 1989-01-18
Total Pages : 296 Pages
ISBN : 9781461640806


A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy

The biblical-theological approach Boda takes in this work is canonical-thematic, tracing the presentation of the theology of sin and its remedy in the canonical form and shape of the Old Testament. The hermeneutical foundations for this enterprise have been laid by others in past decades, especially by Brevard Childs in his groundbreaking work. But A Severe Mercy also reflects recent approaches to integrating biblical understanding with other methodologies in addition to Childs's. Thus, it enters the imaginative space of the ancient canon of the Old Testament in order to highlight the "word views" and "literary shapes" of the "texts taken individually and as a whole collection." For the literary shape of the individual texts, it places the "word views" of the dominant expressions and images, as well as various passages, in the larger context of the biblical books in which they are found. For the literary shape of the texts as a collection, it identifies key subthemes and traces their development through the Old Testament canon. The breadth of Boda's study is both challenging and courageous, resulting in the first comprehensive examination of the topic in the 21st century.

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Genre : History
Author : Mark J. Boda
Publisher : Eisenbrauns
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 622 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124108247