the descent of love

The Descent Of Love
Author: Bert Bender
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date: 2015-12-15
Pages: 456
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Upon its publication in 1871, Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex sent shock waves through the scientific community and the public at large. In an original and persuasive study, Bert Bender demonstrates that it is this treatise on sexual selection, rather than any of Darwin's earlier works on evolution, that provoked the most immediate and vigorous response from American fiction writers. These authors embraced and incorporated Darwin's theories, insights, and language, creating an increasingly dark and violent view of sexual love in American realist literature. In The Descent of Love, Bender carefully rereads the works of William Dean Howells, Henry James, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Sarah Orne Jewett, Kate Chopin, Harold Frederic, Charles W. Chesnutt, Edith Wharton, and Ernest Hemingway, teasing from them a startling but utterly convincing preoccupation with questions of sexual selection. Competing for readership as novelists who best grasped the "real" nature of human love, these writers also participated in a heated social debate over racial and sexual differences and the nature of sex itself. Influenced more by The Descent of Man than by the Origin of Species, Bender's novelists built upon Darwin's anthropological and zoological materials to anatomize their character's courtship behavior, returning consistently to concerns with physical beauty, natural dominance, and the power to select a mate. Bringing the resources of the history of science and intellectual history to this, the first full-length study of the impact of Darwin's theories in American literature, Bender revises accepted views of social Darwinism, American literary realism, and modernism in American literature, forever changing our perceptions of courtship and sexual interaction in American fiction from 1871 to 1926 and beyond.

Barth On The Descent Into Hell
Author: David Lauber
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2017-09-29
Pages: 196
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Christian confession that Jesus Christ descended into hell has been variously misunderstood or simply neglected by the Church and dogmatic theology. This work is a significant retort to dogmatic forgetfulness and ecclesial misunderstanding. It succeeds in doing so by offering a close reading and critical analysis of Karl Barth's treatment of the descent into hell and its relation to his extraordinary theology of the atonement. The reach of David Lauber's work is extended by placing Barth in conversation with Hans Urs von Balthasar's innovative theology of Holy Saturday. In revealing and unexpected ways, this book casts light upon the ecumenical breadth of Barth's theology. It is a valuable interpretation of significant facets of Barth's doctrine of God, reflection upon the passion of Jesus Christ, and ethics. In addition, Lauber offers a constructive theological proposal for how the descent into hell affects the theological interpretation of Scripture, the trinitarian being and activity of God, and the non-violent and authentic shape of Christian life and witness before our enemies.

The Descent Of Darwin
Author: Alfred Kelly
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Pages: 196
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In Germany, more than anywhere else, Darwinism was a sensational success. Setting his analysis against the background of popular science, Kelly follows popular Darwinism as it permeated education, religion, politics, and social thought in Germany. He explains how the popularizers changed Darwin's thought in subtle ways and how these changes colored their perceptions of Darwinism. Among the first purveyors of mass culture, the Germans provide valuable clues as to how seminal ideas move through a society. Originally published in 1981. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Love Songs
Author: Ted Gioia
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2015
Pages: 315
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Uncovers the unexplored history of the love song, from the fertility rites of ancient cultures to the sexualized YouTube videos of the present day, and discusses such topics as censorship, the legacy of love songs, and why it is a dominant form of modern musical expression.

Descent Into Love
Author: K. Killian Noe
Publisher:
Release Date: 2015
Pages: 185
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The Descent Into Madness
Author: Jamie Rae
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release Date: 2006-03
Pages: 49
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A collection of poems written as a metaphor, almost, for the authors steady descent into madness. Following his hatred of others needlessly, his hatred of everything and his complete insanity that almost entirely consumed him. Composed of 40+ poems, we see the author reflect on different moods and ideals throughout, going from high to low in the flick of a page. With both variety in themes, tones and ideals throughout the book, we see the Authors mood swinging rapidly all across the board, as does his love of someone on one page, turn to hatred of him/her on another.The actual 'author' of the book, is named 'Jamie Rae' and we see him, the character reflect upon various moods and themes throughout the book.

God Is Love
Author: Gerald Bray
Publisher: Crossway
Release Date: 2012-03-31
Pages: 768
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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While there is no substitute for personal, faithful, and careful Bible reading and prayer, the Bible’s vast size and diversity can make distilling its truth a daunting task. Thus most Christians benefit from supplemental resources to help learn and apply what Scripture teaches. Renowned theologian, Gerald Bray has produced just such a resource in his new systematic theology. Though packed with robust content, he writes about this volume: “the aim . . . is to reach those who would not normally find systematic theology appealing or even comprehensible.” This volume is unique from others in that Bray traces the common theme of God’s love through the Bible categorically—from God’s love for himself and his creation to the cross as the ultimate expression of God’s love, among other categories. The centrality of God’s love in Bray’s theology reflects a deep conviction that the Bible shows us God for who he really is. This volume will be of interest to Christians seeking to grow in their faith.

Light In Darkness
Author: Alyssa Lyra Pitstick
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date: 2007-02-12
Pages: 458
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He descended into hell. Hans Urs von Balthasar, one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century, placed this affirmation of the Nicene Creed at the heart of his reflection on the world-altering events of Holy Week, asserting that this identification of God with the human experience is at the "absolute center" of the Christian faith. Yet is such a descent to suffering really the essence of Catholic belief about the mystery of Holy Saturday? Alyssa Lyra Pitstick's Light in Darkness -- the first comprehensive treatment of Balthasar's theology of Holy Saturday -- draws on the multiple yet unified resources of authoritative Catholic teaching on Christ's descent to challenge Balthasar's conclusions. Pitstick conducts a thorough investigation of Balthasar's position that Christ suffered in his descent into hell and asks whether that is compatible with traditional teaching about Christ. Light in Darkness is a thorough argument for the existence and authority of a traditional Catholic doctrine of Christ's descent as manifested in creeds, statements of popes and councils, Scripture, and art from Eastern and Western traditions. Pitstick's carefully argued, contrarian work is sure to spur debate across the theological spectrum.

The Descent Of Man  And Selection In Relation To Sex
Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher:
Release Date: 1871
Pages: 491
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The Descent Of Man  And Selection In Relation To Sex     Second Edition  Revised And Augmented  With Illustrations  Tenth Thousand
Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher:
Release Date: 1874
Pages: 688
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