Ever since its composition in the ninth century, the use of the "Veni Creator" in the liturgy of Pentecost and in Christian assemblies has been constant, as one continuous, solemn invocation of the Paraclete. With its wealth of insights and thought-provoking images, this hymn is like a magnificient fresco of the Holy Spirit at work in salvation history and in the life of the Church. Following the structure of the ancient hymn, the author gives us a meditation for each verse and builds a complete treatise--a theological and spiritual Summa--on the Holy Spirit, drawn from Scripture, the Church Fathers, the liturgy and from Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions. Its language, however, is far removed from theological discourse but inspired by symbol, image and song, by poetry and liturgy, by prophecy and living models of holiness.
Focusing on Blake's The Book of Urizen and The Four Zoas, Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Byron's Cain, and Keats' Hyperion poems, this book explores Romantic myth-makers' dreams of the creator in man remaking the creature into something divine.
In the days of yore when the Christian God sent his only son to save the wretched human race, the Olympian spirits had sent a saviour of their own. Unlike Jesus, however, the saintly pagan son was not without sin, nor error; nor would he ignore temptations, and desire. Ill fated from the start-he would not become a humble carpenter either, but one who is skilled in warfare, thievery, and deceit. He, who would begin his life without a name, or an inkling of whence he came-the last descendant of a vanishing legacy-would someday be called to perform great miracles; and here his story will be told. Through death, the gods gave him life In his quest to create a heaven on earth, Daedalus Rufus becomes a mortal god to the people. He turns misery into bliss, and doldrums into merriment and games. Like Alexander the Great, the gods favor Daedalus Rufus. But, as with all the illustrious names that march into the abyss, he has also been cursed "Have you ever read a book that truly enlightens? Michael A. Hills has scribed not only a highly entertaining story, but to read and grasp the full meaning of Creator is to move one step closer to understanding one's self ! I honestly rank it among the best reads of my entire life!"-David Wayne Hoffman, Glooming Magazine
God the Creator provides a detailed exposition of a conception of God as the creator of everything determinate. It does not defend an established conception such as the Thomist, the Calvinist, or the Process theological idea, but rather elaborates the ancient theme of creation ex nihilo in a new form appropriate to the contemporary world. Part one is a rigorous philosophical development of the idea of God as creator ex nihilo, arguing that an adequate solution to the problem of the one and the many demands such a conception. This part includes a dialectical examination of contemporary and classical theories of being. Part two asks how one can have knowledge of the kind of God described previously; it deals with experience, analogy, and dialectic. Part three applies the conception developed in part one to fundamental religious conceptions such as the object of worship, the nature of religion, and the practices of private and public religious life. It presents theories arising from the conception of creation ex nihilo for the interpretation of religious concern, conversion, faith, certainty, solitude, bliss, service, liturgy, providence, evangelism, dedication, reconciliation, brotherhood, discipline, the integration of public and private religion relative to other dimensions of life, freedom, love, and glory. Though the language arises from the Christian tradition and expresses an orthodox strand of that religion, the argument weaves throughout the concerns of many world religions.
A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God
Author: Lee Strobel
My road to atheism was paved by science . . . But, ironically, so was my later journey to God.”—Lee StrobelDuring his academic years, Lee Strobel became convinced that God was outmoded, a belief that colored his ensuing career as an award-winning journalist at the Chicago Tribune. Science had made the idea of a Creator irrelevant—or so Strobel thought.But today science is pointing in a different direction. In recent years, a diverse and impressive body of research has increasingly supported the conclusion that the universe was intelligently designed. At the same time, Darwinism has faltered in the face of concrete facts and hard reason.Has science discovered God? At the very least, it’s giving faith an immense boost as new findings emerge about the incredible complexity of our universe. Join Strobel as he reexamines the theories that once led him away from God. Through his compelling and highly readable account, you’ll encounter the mind-stretching discoveries from cosmology, cellular biology, DNA research, astronomy, physics, and human consciousness that present astonishing evidence in The Case for a Creator.
Spend less of your valuable time reading and more time doing! Roxio Easy Media Creator in a Snap is designed specifically for today's busy digital media enthusiast like you. Organized into a series of well-organized, bite-sized, quickly accomplished tasks, this book lets you zero right in on the one particular task you want to accomplish, quickly figure out what to do, do it, and then get back to work. You'll find out how to organize, edit, and share digital photos, video, and audio. Roxio Easy Media Creator in a Snap also provides you with the answers you will need to get started burning discs; edit various media formats; organize and share photo video, and music collections; design creative slideshows, video productions, and DVDs; and archive and back up your precious memories.
Want to preserve those Super 8 movies of Grandpa with his Studebaker or you in your prized Lone Ranger get -up? Want to create a CD of the newest hits from Napster or old 45s? Want to take videos or photos from Christmases past and turn them into Christmas presents? It’s Roxio Easy Media Creator for Dummies to the rescue! With Roxio’s digital media toolbox, you can capture video, pictures, and sound, edit photos, store data files, create custom calendars, and more. You can do everything from burning CDs and DVDs to labeling them. First you get acquainted with Easy Media Creator Home—the hub from which all the applications are launched. Then you create your own flight plan. You don’t have to read each helpful tidbit—each chapter stands on its own, ready for you to dig in and start: Backing up and organizing media files for quick retrieval Using Photo Suite to fix, edit, and enhance photos and show them off in slideshows, photo collages, calendars, and the like Recording and editing digital audio with Easy Media Creator’s Sound Editor Enhancing your audio with Alienizer, Enhancer, Equalizer, Maturizer, Robotizer, Room Simulator, and more Playing audio backward (if you’re determined to hear the hidden message at last) Using the Capture tool to acquire the digital media (audio, photo, and video) you need for DVD projects Using DVD Builder to assemble and burn multi-media projects on DVD, combining video clips, still photo images, text, and audio tracks Using VideoWave to assemble and edit video projects Roxio Easy Media Creator For Dummies was written by Greg Harvey, author of Excel 2003 For Dummies, Windows XP for Dummies and numerous other computer books. It helps you take full advantage of all of Roxio’s application programs and tools and discover how to: Use Sound Editor to record audio from audio devices connected to your computer, including analog sources such as cassettes and LP records Get album titles, artist’s names, and track titles from Gracenote CDDB online Use StoryBuilder to turn video clips into finished videos using pre-designed themes and templates Add special effects, transitions to bridge scenes, and color panels and text to introduce new scenes or provide credits Complete with a Help Center & Tutorials link that speeds to you help on a particular topic, Roxio Easy Media Creator For Dummies gives you the tools and puts you at the controls.
Richard kept to himself most of the time living a normal university student's life. The only problem was history could not be forgotten and destiny could not be forsaken as an assassin tries to kill him in his university dorm. In an attempt to find his enemies, he finds new friends and leads a group of superheroes into stardom. In the midst of the group's unknown future, Jean Lorenz and her team of secret agents plot to take over governmental agencies and stop mutant groups from ever forming. Unknown to both groups, the Earth is the home of a queen destined to lead an ancient alien empire to save the galaxy from galactic Armageddon.
CBC #22 travels to the studio of P. Craig Russell, whose career stretches from Killraven and Elric, to his Oscar Wilde adaptations and The Sandman, to the present day with American Gods, for a career-spanning, intimate interview (complete with photos and a gallery of PCR’s finest artwork). Also, we look at an almost completely unknown work of Frank Quitely, renowned artist on All-Star Superman and The Authority: his awesome artwork decorating the walls of a Radisson hotel in Scotland! We also talk with Derf Backderf about his forthcoming graphic novel commemorating the 50th anniversary of the tragic killing of college students, Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio. Jeff Gelb says goodbye to his best friend and frequent CBC contributor Bill Schelly. And we finally make that visit to the great Joe Sinnott to discuss his Treasure Chest work, as well as get revealing answers from Jay Leisten from our probing 10 Questions. Oh, and lest we forget, Fred Hembeck shares a new strip! Edited by Jon B. Cooke.