Holy Fools

Holy Fools
Title Holy Fools PDF eBook
Author Joanne Harris
Publisher Harper Collins
Total Pages 385
Release 2009-10-13
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0061865877

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Joanne Harris, bestselling author of Chocolat, presents her most accomplished novel yet -- an intoxicating concoction that blends theology and reason, deception and masquerade, with a dash of whimsical humor and a soupçon of sensuality. Britanny, 1610. Juliette, a one-time actress and rope dancer, is forced to seek refuge among the sisters of the abbey of Sainte Marie-de-la-mer. Reinventing herself as Soeur Auguste, Juliette makes a new life for herself and her young daughter, Fleur. But when the kindly abbess dies, Juliette's comfortable existence begins to unravel. The abbey's new leader is the daughter of a corrupt noble family, and she arrives with a ghost from Juliette's past -- Guy LeMerle, a man she has every reason to fear and hate. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond

Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond
Title Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond PDF eBook
Author Sergey A. Ivanov
Publisher OUP Oxford
Total Pages 492
Release 2006-04-06
Genre Religion
ISBN 0191515140

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There are saints in Orthodox Christian culture who overturn the conventional concept of sainthood. Their conduct may be unruly and salacious, they may blaspheme and even kill - yet, mysteriously, those around them treat them with even more reverence. Such saints are called 'holy fools'. In this pioneering study Sergey A. Ivanov examines the phenomenon of holy foolery from a cultural standpoint. He identifies its prerequisites and its development in religious thought, and traces the emergence of the first hagiographic texts describing these paradoxical saints. He describes the beginnings of holy foolery in Egyptian monasteries of the fifth century, followed by its high point in the cities of Byzantium, with an eventual decline in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries. He also compares the important Russian tradition of holy fools, which in some form has survived to this day.

Jesus the Holy Fool

Jesus the Holy Fool
Title Jesus the Holy Fool PDF eBook
Author Elizabeth-Anne Stewart
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages 300
Release 1999
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 9781580510615

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Richly written, Jesus the Holy Fool combines diverse images from religious traditions, world literature, Jungian archetype, and Scripture. Weaving the best theology and spirituality, Jesus the Holy Fool is a fresh and inviting Christology. The Scriptures tell us that religious leaders thought Jesus was "possessed," and his own family thought he was "crazy." In his open table fellowship, choice of followers, radical passion, and his death and resurrection, Jesus was willing to appear as a fool for the sake of God's reign. His teachings--especially the parables, paradoxes, and the beatitudes--advocate a way of life that is grounded in Holy Foolishness. Through an archetypal examination of the fool motif as it applies to Jesus in the Gospels, Jesus the Holy Fool develops the connections between holiness and folly. Offering new insights into Christology and exploring its practical pastoral ramifications, Jesus the Holy Fool presents Holy Foolishness as a paradigm for the Christian journey and as a new model of what it means for us to be church.

Holy Fools

Holy Fools
Title Holy Fools PDF eBook
Author Mathew Woodley
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages 224
Release 2008-05-01
Genre Religion
ISBN 1414316305

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Pastor Woodley offers a fresh view of "holy folly," an ancient spiritual approach that combines humor, irony, spiritual discipline, surprise, radical compassion, and passionate faith--many qualities that the postmodern world hungers for. (Practical Life)

Symeon the Holy Fool

Symeon the Holy Fool
Title Symeon the Holy Fool PDF eBook
Author Derek Krueger
Publisher University of California Press
Total Pages 216
Release 2018-05-18
Genre History
ISBN 0520302117

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This first English translation of Leontius of Neapolis's Life of Symeon the Fool brings alive one of the most colorful of early Christian saints. In this study of a major hagiographer at work, Krueger fleshes out a broad picture of the religious, intellectual, and social environment in which the Life was created and opens a window onto the Christian religious imagination at the end of Late Antiquity. He explores the concept of holy folly by relating Symeon's life to the gospels, to earlier hagiography, and to anecdotes about Diogenes the Cynic. The Life is one of the strangest works of the Late Antique hagiography. Symeon seemed a bizarre choice for sanctification, since it was through very peculiar antics that he converted heretics and reformed sinners. Symeon acted like a fool, walked about naked, ate enormous quantities of beans, and defecated in the streets. When he arrived in Emesa, Symeon tied a dead dog he found on a dunghill to his belt and entered the city gate, dragging the dog behind him. Krueger presents a provocative interpretation of how these bizarre antics came to be instructive examples to everyday Christians. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1996.

The Path of the Holy Fool

The Path of the Holy Fool
Title The Path of the Holy Fool PDF eBook
Author Lauren Artress
Publisher
Total Pages 216
Release 2020-11-15
Genre Psychology
ISBN 9781735918839

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The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites Our Visionary PowersThe Path of the Holy Fool summons each of us to become a Holy Fool: one who is accountable, stands for equality and social justice, embraces an ecological vision, and encourages community spirit. Lauren Artress, who established the two permanent labyrinths at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, is a leading force in the Labyrinth Movement. Her new book The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites Our Visionary Powers expands upon her earlier work in Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice. Through the Parsifal story Artress suggests the labyrinth serves as a Grail that is discovered in the invisible, imaginative, in-between world symbolized by the Grail Castle. Most importantly this book invites readers to explore and reflect upon their own uniquely configured imaginations. It is through the imagination that self-reflection and raw experiences of the Holy occur. Once we navigate our imaginative processes without fear, the labyrinth experience ignites our creativity, heals our wounds and opens our big picture vision that nurtures empathy and gives us eyes to see and ears to hear-even through the sorrows of the pandemic-the call for a life-enhancing future. The labyrinth offers the Holy Fool an unwavering path as we learn to takes risks, create new modalities and find a way to contribute to our evolving world. ISBN (eBook): 978-1-7359188-0-8

Dark Knights and Holy Fools

Dark Knights and Holy Fools
Title Dark Knights and Holy Fools PDF eBook
Author Terry Gilliam
Publisher Orion
Total Pages 192
Release 1999
Genre Motion picture producers and directors
ISBN 9780752818276

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Covering all of Gilliam's work from Monty Python's Flying Circus to the 1998 big screen version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The book is fabulously illustrated featuring many previously unseen photographs, storyboards and drawing from Gilliam's private archive. Each chapter features an interview with Gilliam which gets his take on the work. Chapters include Early Years: childhood and early collaborations with John Cleese and Woody Allan; Monty Python - for the first time Gilliam talks about the creation of the cultiest of cult TV shows; Python and the Holy Grail first attempt at directing includes interviews with John Cleese and Terry Jones; Jabberwocky, includes interviews with Michael Palin; Time Bandits; Brazil including the inside story of the infamous ad war with Universal, interview with co-writer Tom Stoppard; The Budget fiasco which was Baron Munchausen; Fisher King includes interview with Robin Williams; Twelve MonkeysOincludes an interview with Bruce Willis; Fear and Loathing Hunter S. Thompson talks about Gilliam's adaptation. Also includes the abandoned projects A tale of Two Cities with Mel Gibson and Defective Detective with Nicholas Cage, as well as work in progress on Time Bandits II.