But for The Snares of Death, I needed a change of scenery. Not the rarefied world
of London Anglo-Catholicism, but something rather more challenging. A visit to
Walsingham for the National Pilgrimage electrified me with the possibilities: here
Author: Kate Charles
Everyone agrees that Bob Dexter, the prominent Evangelical clergyman, has a great deal of personal charisma. Those who know him realise that he also has an unshakable faith in his own righteousness, and a real talent for rubbing people up the wrong way. It is no surprise, therefore, that someone should want to kill him. In fact, when the Reverend Dexter moves to a small Norfolk parish, traditionally Anglo-Catholic, and begins remoulding it in his own image, his distraught parishioners are not the only ones with good reason to want to remove him. And there are secrets in his seemingly tranquil family life that Dexter does not even begin to suspect - until the fateful and eventful day of his death. Solicitor David Middleton-Brown and his artist-friend Lucy Kingsley step in to investigate. Their search for the truth culminates at the annual National Pilgrimage to Walsingham, where Anglo-Catholic pomp clashes with heated Evangelical protest, and feelings run perilously high. Too late, perhaps, David realises the danger: will he be in time to prevent a second murder?
With it, she will lead her prey down to the chambers of death (Proverbs 7:27b
LXX). Flattery has no place in either the inner workings of a Christian's heart or in
the outer workings of Christian fellowship. It is the device of a manipulator. b) ...
Author: Paige Coleman
Counting all glory and authority as belonging to God and Him alone, Paige Coleman wisely imparts to her beloved sisters in Christ what it means to faithfully live and love the Word of God. She shows that the prosperity of the soul is a God-given blessing that it is His pleasure to deliver to those who fear Him. In an in-depth, scripturally-rich investigation of seven biblical women whose lives are given as examples for us to learn by, Paige Coleman will show you how to break the snares that trap you in sin. Delivering Women from the Snares of Death will help you purge your heart from being foolish, clamorous, stubborn, wanton, idle, and usurping, so that you can be blessed and fulfilled in Christ. Through your courageous willingness to strip your soul of those incessant, worldly habits that thwart your growth in Christ, you will learn how to live a godly and feminine life fulfilling the exciting roles that God has intended for you. Stand firm in your faith as a single woman, delight your husband and give him glory as a wife, model godliness and joy to your children, and give your Father in heaven every reason to prosper your soul and bejewel your crown of glory in the kingdom that is to come.
... a manual of spiritual edification written around 1330, this verse introduces then
mutates into the articulate groans of a young man who has devoted the short
span of his life to pleasure and suddenly finds himself caught in death's snares.
Author: Mark Chinca
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The monograph series Oxford Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture showcases the plurilingual and multicultural quality of medieval literature and actively seeks to promote research that not only focuses on the array of subjects medievalists now pursue - in literature, theology, and philosophy, in social, political, jurisprudential, and intellectual history, the history of art, and the history of science - but also that combines these subjects productively. It offers innovative studies on topics that may include, but are not limited to, manuscript and book history; languages and literatures of the global Middle Ages; race and the post-colonial; the digital humanities, media and performance; music; medicine; the history of affect and the emotions; the literature and practices of devotion; the theory and history of gender and sexuality, ecocriticism and the environment; theories of aesthetics; medievalism. Meditating about death and the afterlife was one of the most important techniques that Christian societies in medieval and early modern Europe had at their disposal for developing a sense of individual selfhood. Believers who regularly and systematically reflected on the inevitability of death and the certainty of eternal punishment in hell or reward in heaven would acquire an understanding of themselves as a unique persons defined by their moral actions; they would also learn to discipline themselves by feeling remorse for their sins, doing penance, and cultivating a permanent vigilance over their future thoughts and deeds. This book covers a crucial period in the formation and transformation of the technique of meditating on death: from the thirteenth century, when a practice that had mainly been the preserve of a monastic elite began to be more widely disseminated among all segments of Christian society, to the sixteenth, when the Protestant Reformation transformed the technique of spiritual exercise into a bible-based mindfulness that avoided the stigma of works piety. It discusses the textual instructions for meditation as well as the theories and beliefs and doctrines that lay behind them; the sources are Latin and vernacular and enjoyed widespread circulation in Roman Christian and Protestant Europe during the period under consideration.