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life, death, tragedy, grace, unpredictability, the past, the future – and many of life’s other sticking points. Thus, this essay gives a close-up perspective of Dubus as friend and writer both before and after a dramatic turning point in his life. Elizabeth Grubgeld , “Living on the Invisible Palm of

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David Hammond

, Dubus’s characters are possessed of “basic convictions” that motivate the deeper drama of their lives. The vision that Miranda’s parents have communicated to her, however, constitutes a sense of life as merely the context for self- 164 David M. Hammond fulŽ llment. They have convinced her that the

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Gurdjieff beyond the Personality Cult: Reading the Work and Its Re-Workings

Notes on René Zuber’s ‘Who are You Monsieur Gurdjieff?’

Vrasidas Karalis

the idea of human life as “a project of self-fashioning” was for the first articulated and established the intellectual matrix for the re-imagining of religious philosophy for contemporary European thinkers (13). Bradatan observes that the key to the understanding of the act of philosophizing in

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Justin Ponder

as she declares the fijilm’s fijinal words: “Life, yes. Life.” So concludes Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1955 Ordet , a masterpiece renowned for its unique cinematographic style as well as its realistic representation of the miraculous. Before it became a Dreyer fijilm, Ordet or The Word began as a 1932 play

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Messiaen and His Milieu

An Exploration of Stephen Schloesser’s Visions of Amen: The Early Life and Music of Olivier Messiaen

Namji Kim

Schloesser, Stephen. Visions of Amen: The Early Life and Music of Olivier Messiaen . Grand Rapids  MI and Cambridge: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2014. Pp. xxi + 572. $ 50.00 hardcover. Contributing a book that provides new insights on the legendary French composer, Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992) is

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“The Glorious Impossible”

Belief and Ambiguity in the Fiction of Alice McDermott

Michael O’Connell

out to convince or convert, a writer whose point is that what Catholics believe—the Incarnation, the Redemption, Everlasting Life—is certain and true” (“Redeemed” 16). Nevertheless, many of McDermott’s novels, particularly Charming Billy and Someone , do address the central question of how belief

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Glenn Peers

Wenger Antoine Jean Chrysostome: Huit catéchèses baptismales inédites Sources Chrétiennes 1957 50 Paris Éditions du Cerf Wood Gaby Living Dolls: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life 2002 London Faber and Faber

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John Renard, Peter Yuichi Clark and Andrew J. Krivak

in virtually every medium that is not explicitly religious either functionally or thematically, but there is no such thing as an ethnic Muslim. One often hears that Islam is more than a religion; it is a way of life, embracing every aspect of ordinary experience from the most mundane to the most

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in virtually every medium that is not explicitly religious either functionally or thematically, but there is no such thing as an ethnic Muslim. One often hears that Islam is more than a religion; it is a way of life, embracing every aspect of ordinary experience from the most mundane to the most

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Edward H. Wouk

dozen startlingly direct paintings that stand apart even in a Netherlandish tradition famed for its portraiture. 6 Floris’s life-size subjects, such as Woman with a Dog (fig. 6.24; cat. P.130), confront us directly. The dim, mottled, and thinly painted background serves to propel the sitter into the