The Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought series offers the best in twentieth-century Catholicism: theology and philosophy that draw on the riches of the Church's two-thousand-year tradition, literature and cultural studies that give renewed form to a classical Catholic sensibility.
L'arte della guerra è probabilmente il più famoso trattato di strategia militare al mondo. Scritto più di 2500 anni fa da Sun Tzu, generale dell'esercito di Wu, ha conosciuto una diffusione e una fortuna straordinarie. A farne una pietra miliare e una guida perfettamente attuale è l'attenzione ad aspetti fondamentali: la razionalità lucida con cui esaminare i mezzi e i fini; la lungimiranza con cui valutare e adottare le decisioni; l'adattabilità alle mutevoli condizioni dell'ambiente esterno. Così nel corso dei secoli quest'opera è diventata un punto di riferimento per chi voglia imparare a competere, anche oltre il contesto militare. L'originale e accessibile percorso di lettura proposto da Buttignol riprende gli insegnamenti dello stratega cinese per applicarli al mondo del business di oggi: ne emergono l'assoluta modernità e l'assonanza con alcune delle più importanti teorie manageriali.
L'arte del bonsai
Author: Antonio Ricchiari
Publisher: De Vecchi Editore
The Scent of the Moon
Author: Selene Calloni Williams
Publisher: Edizioni Studio Tesi
Kazimir, Svetlana and Anastasia are real characters. They live in a very remote part of the Siberian steppe. Kazimir is a white shaman with extraordinary power, a healer whose fame has reached as far as Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Moscow. Svetlana is a black shaman, able to travel through the underworld, the realm of the invisible, of ancestors, of dreams, of the soul, and take others with her, on extraordinary shamanic voyages. Anastasiya, Svetlana’s niece, is one of the very few shamans in the world who masters the art of both white and black shamanism. By whoever knows her, or even just heard of her, she is considered a reincarnation of the Princess of Altay. Selene Calloni Williams and her son Michelangelo have met these three shamans by chance during one of their extraordinary research trips, while attempting to reach the burial site of the Princess of Altay. To gain the three shamans’ trust, Selene and Michelangelo have visited them on several occasions since, even in winter when the steppe is freezes at minus 40 degrees. One day, Svetlana decided to entrust them with a “tale of power”. A “tale of power” has the ability of communicating images containing new possibilities of thought and action. In this world everything is imagination and nothing which hasn’t been imagined before can happen. For example, how could the first man have hunted the first mammoth, or the first tyrannosaurus have devoured the first velociraptor, if within instinct the image of hunt hadn’t existed? In order for behaviour to exist there always must be a guiding image. These are the images which the ancients addressed as gods and which psychoanalysts define as archetypes: the original forms of all experiences. Shamans are able to converse with gods. They are bards, storytellers, they know tales able to bring images into existence, create possibilities which were previously unexplored, and thus can solve otherwise insurmountable problems. These are not just any stories; they’re “tales of power”. This book tells the story of the passionate love which bonds a boy and a girl, an old man and an old woman, tells of eagles and underworlds, describes the “shamanic journey” and the triumph of love over fear and death. It is not just any story; it shares active secrets, treasures, like magic diamonds which enter the body between one page and the other, between an adventure and the other. This book can be read at the blink of an eye, the same blink with which the great spirit of the Black Eagle, the lord of the dead, will carry you down to the underworld, to then take you back, changed forever, to your life: it’s magic, it’s poetry.
Fr. Carola's book comes at a particularly opportune time during the Year for Priests, which the Holy Father has inaugurated in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the dies natalis of St. John Mary Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests worldwide, so as to deepen the commitment of all priests to interior renewal for the sake of a stronger and more incisive witness to the Gospel in today's world. From the Foreword by Archbishop Mauro Piacenza Secretary of the Congregation of the Clergy .In Conformed to Christ Crucified: Meditations on Priestly Life and Ministry, Father Joseph Carola has edited a number of his homilies in which he reflects upon on the irreplaceable ministry of the ordained priesthood in the Church. Published during the Year for Priests, proclaimed by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, Father Carola's homilies draw upon the Sacred Scriptures, the Fathers of the Church and other saints to provide a treasured font of sound and deep reflection on the truth declared by St. John Mary Vianney: The priesthood is the love of the Heart of Jesus. Father Carola's homilies will lead priests and seminarians to identify themselves more completely with Christ crucified and so make their hearts one with the glorious pierced Heart of Jesus. For all of the faithful, study of these homilies will mean growth in knowledge of the great gift of the ordained priesthood and love of priests. We owe a great debt of gratitude to Father Carola for his homilies and for their excellent presentation in his book... Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.
A series of loosely connected autobiographical stories, they describe the disturbing relationship between a mother and her adolescent son as she moves from lover to lover, dressing him as a girl and forcing him to shoplift. These are shocking stories of abusive love and dysfunctional sexuality, of heartbreak and of innocence lost. Once again, LeRoy's fantastical imagination and lyricism twists his haunted past into something utterly strange and magical.
Author: C. Jill O'Bryan
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
The French artist Orlan is infamous for performances during which her body is surgically altered. In nine such performance surgeries, features from Greek goddesses painted by Botticelli, Gerard, Moreau, and an anonymous School of Fontainebleau artist, as well as from da Vinci's "Mona Lisa, were implanted into Orlan's face. During her surgical performances, viewers witness a material tampering with the relationship between the face and individual identity, the original and the constructed, a historical critique of the association of art with beauty and the female body. Responding to Orlan's definition of her performance surgeries as "carnal art," C. Jill O'Bryan considers how the artist's ever-fluctuating reconstructions of her face question idealized beauty and female identity, persuasively arguing that Orlan's surgically reinvented face succeeds in both reinforcing and breaking apart corporeal subjectivity and representation. O'Bryan contextualizes Orlan's operations within the centuries-long history of public dissections and surgeries, lavish anatomical illustrations created to draw the gaze into the opened anatomy, Artaud's "Theater of Cruelty" in the early twentieth century, and contemporary works and performances by Cindy Sherman, Hans Bellman, and Annie Sprinkle. A compelling blurring of the line between feminist theory and art criticism, O'Bryan's close examination of Orlan's performance surgeries complicates and reconfigures the notions of identity--and its relation to the body--at the very boundary dividing art from identity.
The Viking Book of Aphorisms
Author: Wystan Hugh Auden, Louis Kronenberger
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
An anthology of pithy sayings dealing with man's ideas. Divided for easy reference into categories such as love, marriage, friendship, religion, science, the arts, and many others.
Since it was first published in 1991, The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics has received praise from a wide range of commentators, both Catholic and Protestant. This second edition includes discussion of works that have appeared since the early 1990s, especially the first papal document to address fundamental questions of moral theology, Veritatis Splendor. Those who already have adopted the book for classroom use will welcome this new edition, while those who have just been introduced to it will find an authoritative account of the status that virtue-centered theological ethics enjoys today. Following a new preface, the text of the six chapters from the original edition remains unchanged. However, Romanus Cessario has substantially updated his notes to account for recent literature on the subject, and a new chapter that accommodates his original study to current developments in moral theology. This second edition will inspire a new generation of students and teachers.
The way to perfection is simple—to unite one’s will with God’s, putting into action the prayer “Thy will be done.” In this precious booklet, St. Alphonsus Ligouri explains the importance of conforming one’s will to God’s and how to do so; how to gain peace of mind and serenity by trusting in God, accepting what He wills for our lives and following His commands.