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In the mountains of Midkemia, a boy came brutally of age in blood and in terror. And now he lives for one purpose alone ... revenge! An exceptionally skilled swordsman, youngTal Hawkins was the only survivor of the massacre of his village -- rescued, recruited, and trained by the mysterious order of magicians and spies, the Conclave of Shadows. Now one of the secret society's mostvaluable agents, he gains entrance into the court of Duke Olasko, the bloodthirsty and powerful despot whose armies put Tal's village to the sword, by posing as a nobleman from the distant Kingdom of the Isles. But the enemy is cunning and well protected -- in league with the foul necromancer Leso Varen, dark master of death-magic -- and to gain the Duke's trust and confidence, Tal Hawkins must first sell his soul.
This is the second book in the series. Our king learns another valuable lesson in his search to be a better leader and learns that he should have a little more respect for the natural order of things. Yet some how his luck still holds out!
This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life In any commentary on a portion of the Old Testament by a writer unacquainted with Hebrew, exact criticism, and freedom from mistake, must not be expected. But the Psalms have been so in the mouth and in the heart of God’s people in all languages, that it has been necessary often to find an explanation suitable to imperfect translations. And no doubt it is intended that we should use such explanations for the purpose of edification, when we are unable to be more accurate, though in proving doctrine it is necessary always to remember and allow for any want of acquaintance with the original, or uncertainty with respect to its actual meaning. However, the main scope and bearing of the text is rarely affected by such points as vary in different translations, and the analogy of the faith is sufficient to prevent a Catholic 4 mind from adopting any error in consequence of a text seeming to bear a heterodox meaning. Perhaps the errors of translation in the existing versions may have led the Fathers to adopt rules of interpretation ranging too far from the simple and literal; but having such translations, they could hardly use them otherwise. Meanwhile St. Augustin will be found to excel in the intense apprehension of those great truths which pervade the whole of Sacred Writ, and in the vivid and powerful exposition of what bears upon them. It is hardly possible to read his practical and forcible applications of Holy Scripture, without feeling those truths by the faith of which we ought to live brought home to the heart in a wonderful manner. His was a mind that strove earnestly to solve the great problems of human life, and after exhausting the resources, and discovering the emptiness, of erroneous systems, found truth and rest at last in Catholic Christianity, in the religion of the Bible as expounded by St. Ambrose. And though we must look to his Confessions for the full view of all his cravings after real good, and their ultimate satisfaction, yet throughout his works we have the benefit of the earnestness with which he sought to feed on the “sincere milk of the word.”
The philosopher and theologian, Saint Augustine, one of the Latin Fathers of the Church, created a theological system of great power and lasting influence. His numerous written works, including ‘Confessions’ and ‘City of God’, laid the foundation for much of medieval and modern Christian thought. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Augustine’s collected works, with relevant illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Illustrated with images relating to Augustine's life and works * Features almost the complete works of Augustine * Concise introductions to the major works * Includes translations previously appearing in the ‘Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Series’, edited by Philip Schaff * Images of famous paintings inspired by Augustine * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the chapters or works you want to read with individual contents tables * Provides special dual English and Latin texts of ‘Confessions’ and ‘City of God’, allowing readers to compare the sections chapter by chapter– ideal for students * Features two bonus biographies – discover Augustine's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to explore our range of Ancient Classics titles or buy the entire series as a Super Set CONTENTS: The Translations ON CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE (De doctrina Christiana) CONFESSIONS (Confessiones) THE CITY OF GOD (De civitate Dei) ON THE TRINITY (De trinitate) ENCHIRIDION (Enchiridion ad Laurentium, seu de fide, spe et caritate) ON THE CATECHISING OF THE UNINSTRUCTED (De catechizandis rudibus) ON FAITH AND THE CREED (De fide et symbolo) CONCERNING FAITH OF THINGS NOT SEEN (De fide rerum invisibilium) ON THE PROFIT OF BELIEVING (De utilitate credendi) ON THE CREED: A SERMON TO CATECHUMENS (De symbolo ad catechumenos) ON CONTINENCE (De continentia) ON THE GOOD OF MARRIAGE (De bono coniugali) ON HOLY VIRGINITY (De sancta virginitate) ON THE GOOD OF WIDOWHOOD (De bono viduitatis) ON LYING (De mendacio) TO CONSENTIUS: AGAINST LYING (Contra mendacium) ON THE WORK OF MONKS (De opere monachorum) ON PATIENCE (De patientia) ON CARE TO BE HAD FOR THE DEAD (De cura pro mortuis gerenda) ON THE MORALS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH (De moribus ecclesiae catholicae) ON THE MORALS OF THE MANICHAEANS (De moribus Manichaeorum) CONTENTS ON TWO SOULS, AGAINST THE MANICHAEANS (De duabus animabus) ACTS OR DISPUTATION AGAINST FORTUNATUS THE MANICHAEAN (Acta contra Fortunatum Manichaeum) AGAINST THE EPISTLE OF MANICHAEUS CALLED FUNDAMENTAL (Contra epistulam Manichaei quam vocant fundamenti) REPLY TO FAUSTUS THE MANICHAEAN (Contra Faustum) CONCERNING THE NATURE OF GOOD, AGAINST THE MANICHAEANS (De natura boni contra Manichaeos) ON BAPTISM, AGAINST THE DONATISTS (De baptismo) THE CORRECTION OF THE DONATISTS (De correctione Donatistarum) ON MERITS AND REMISSION OF SIN, AND INFANT BAPTISM (De peccatorum meritis et remissione et de baptismo parvulorum) ON THE SPIRIT AND THE LETTER (De spiritu et littera) ON NATURE AND GRACE (De natura et gratia) ON MAN’S PERFECTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS (De perfectione iustitiae hominis) ON THE PROCEEDINGS OF PELAGIUS (De gestis Pelagii) ON THE GRACE OF CHRIST, AND ON ORIGINAL SIN (De gratia Christi et de peccato originali) ON MARRIAGE AND CONCUPISCENCE (De nuptiis et concupiscientia) AGAINST TWO LETTERS OF THE PELAGIANS (Contra duas epistulas Pelagianorum) ON GRACE AND FREE WILL (De gratia et libero arbitrio) ON THE PREDESTINATION OF THE SAINTS (De praedestinatione sanctorum) OUR LORD’S SERMON ON THE MOUNT (De sermone Domini in monte) ON THE HARMONY OF THE EVANGELISTS (De consensu evangelistarum) TREATISES ON THE GOSPEL OF JOHN (In Iohannis evangelium tractatus) SOLILOQUIES (Soliloquiorum libri duo) ENARRATIONS, OR EXPOSITIONS, ON THE PSALMS (Enarrationes in Psalmos) ANSWER TO THE LETTERS OF PETILIAN, BISHOP OF CIRTA (Contra litteras Petiliani) SERMONS, AMONG WHICH A SERIES ON SELECTED LESSONS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT OUR LORD’S SERMON ON THE MOUNT HOMILIES, AMONG WHICH A SERIES ON THE FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN Selected Latin Texts LIST OF LATIN TEXTS The Dual Texts DUAL LATIN AND ENGLISH TEXTS The Biographies SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO by Gustav Krüger ST. AUGUSTIN’S LIFE AND WORK from Schaff’s Church History The Delphi Classics Catalogue Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
"The Council of Nicaea in 325 AD marked the beginning of a new era in Christianity. For the first time, doctrines were organized into a single creed. The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers did most of their writing during and after this important event in Church history. Unlike the previous era of Christian writing, the Nicene and Post-Nicene era is dominated by a few very important and prolific writers. In Volume VIII of the 14-volume collected writings of the Nicenes and Post-Nicenes (first published between 1886 and 1889), readers will find Saint Augustines extensive treatment of the Psalms. Augustine took this book from the Old Testament and wove into it the revelation of Jesus as the savior of humanity. Through the skill of Augustine, it seems as though the Psalms had been written by an oracle who knew that eventually the messiah would come and wrote to pave the way. This volume is a valuable reference book for any Christian wishing to have the psalms illuminated and explained."
A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science), Steven Wise (animals and law), Peter Singer (animals and ethics), and Jane Goodall (primatology) consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Their findings offer profound insights into humans' relationships with animals and a deeper understanding of the social and ecological web in which we all live. Contributors examine Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Confucianism, African religions, traditions from ancient Egypt and early China, and Native American, indigenous Tibetan, and Australian Aboriginal traditions, among others. They explore issues such as animal consciousness, suffering, sacrifice, and stewardship in innovative methodological ways. They also address contemporary challenges relating to law, biotechnology, social justice, and the environment. By grappling with the nature and ideological features of various religious views, the contributors cast religious teachings and practices in a new light. They reveal how we either intentionally or inadvertently marginalize "others," whether they are human or otherwise, reflecting on the ways in which we assign value to living beings. Though it is an ancient concern, the topic of "Religion and Animals" has yet to be systematically studied by modern scholars. This groundbreaking collection takes the first steps toward a meaningful analysis.

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