#1 New York Times Bestseller In 1989, Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth-century England centered on the building of a cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected. Critics were overwhelmed—“it will hold you, fascinate you, surround you” (Chicago Tribune)—and readers everywhere hoped for a sequel. Look out for the next book in this series, A Column of Fire, available now. World Without End takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth. The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge, but this sequel stands on its own. This time the men and women of an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroads of new ideas—about medicine, commerce, architecture, and justice. In a world where proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds, the intrigue and tension quickly reach a boiling point against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the human race—the Black Death. Three years in the writing and nearly eighteen years since its predecessor, World Without End breathes new life into the epic historical novel and once again shows that Ken Follett is a masterful author writing at the top of his craft.
#1 New York Times Bestseller In 1989, Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth-century England centered on the building of a cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected. Critics were overwhelmed—“it will hold you, fascinate you, surround you” (Chicago Tribune)—and readers everywhere hoped for a sequel. World Without End takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth. The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge, but this sequel stands on its own. This time the men and women of an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroad of new ideas—about medicine, commerce, architecture, and justice. In a world where proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds, the intrigue and tension quickly reach a boiling point against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the human race—the Black Death. Three years in the writing and nearly eighteen years since its predecessor, World Without End breathes new life into the epic historical novel and once again shows that Ken Follett is a masterful author writing at the top of his craft.
Author: Joseph A. Bracken
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date: 2005
Marjorie Suchocki's groundbreaking work "The End of Evil" provides the backdrop for this high-powered discussion of the usefulness of process thought for understanding Christian eschatology in light of postmodernism and contemporary natural science. Taking as their starting point the metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead as well as Suchocki's creative adaptation of his thought, nine distinguished philosophers and theologians look hard at the theoretical assumptions of Christian eschatology and ask if process thought provides a more suitable language for restating these classic teachings today. The opinions expressed here range from affirmations of process theology to direct challenges to the legitimacy of framing Christian eschatology in this way. The book also includes an important afterword in which Suchocki responds to her colleagues and critics, especially those proposing new process-oriented understandings of Christian eschatology. Both engaged and engaging, "World without End" will encourage natural scientists, classically trained Christian theologians, and process theologians to rethink their basic presuppositions about the end of the world and the future of the human race. Contributors: Joseph A. Bracken, S.J. Anna Case-Winters Philip Clayton Roland Faber Lewis S. Ford John F. Haught Catherine Keller Jurgen Moltmann Robert Cummings Neville Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki
Author: James H. Moorhead
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 1999
"As James H. Moorhead shows in this study, the change in the view of the last things was symptomatic of a series of major transformations in American religion and culture. It demonstrated the triumph of critical biblical scholarship and revealed the new face of Protestant piety, in which the fear of hell disappeared, heaven became the best of this world writ large, and death lost some of its sting. It reflected the ethos of an emerging consumer culture; it shaped the foreign missions movement, the social gospel, and ecumenical endeavor; and it encouraged churches to adopt the ideal of businesslike efficiency and bureaucratic operation."--BOOK JACKET.
England im Jahre 1327. Vier junge Menschen versuchen in England ihr Glück zu machen: der rebellische Merthin, ein Nachfahre des großen Baumeisters Jack. Sein Bruder Ralph, der in den Ritterstand aufstrebt. Das Mädchen Caris, das sich nach Freiheit sehnt. Und Gwenda, die Tochter eines Taglöhners, die nur der Liebe folgen will. Und da ist noch Godwyn, ein aufstrebender Mönch, der nur ein Ziel vor Augen hat. Er will Prior der Abtei von Kingsbridge werden. Um jeden Preis. Die lang ersehnte Fortsetzung des Weltbestsellers Die Säulen der Erde Auch als Hörbuch bei Lübbe Audio
Author: Prince Yosef II
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2011-05-05
The World Without End is a Spiritual manuscript. This manuscript is written with the strong inspiration from the MOST HIGH, WHO has yielded these knowledge and wisdom to me, and to let it be known to you, the readers. Even though this manuscript will cause many to go into denial, it will be to others as an eyes opener and will inspired many, I do believe. This manuscript will give the knowledge concerning the three Worlds, as mankind of today is presently living in this Third World. It will yield the knowledge why all three Worlds were destroyed, and I said all three Worlds, because even this Third World is doomed already according to the writing of the Scriptures. Indeed ... this is a book that many would like to see it submerged from the public view.
In these conversations with film maker and writer Lucette Verboven, Thomas Keating OCSO Â? bestselling author, Trappist monk and founder of the Centering Prayer movement Â? looks back on his long life and spiritual development. Following on from his previous books Invitation to Love, Open Mind, Open Heart and The Mystery of Christ, Father Keating now turns his attention to the themes of awakening, the nature of true happiness and the character and purpose of death. World Without End also contains an interview with Abbot Joseph Boyle OCSO, who presides over the monastery where Father Keating is resident, high in the Rocky Mountains in Snowmass, Colorado. Verboven's insightful questions probe at the depths of Father Keating's spirituality, discussing identity, transformation, silence, nature and the cosmos Â? themes universal and applicable to all those searching for a deeper and more meaningful life.
KRIEG UND FRIEDEN IM 20. JAHRHUNDERT - Die große Familiensaga von Ken Follett, Autor der Bestseller DIE SÄULEN DER ERDE und DIE TORE DER WELT. 1933. Seit dem Ersten Weltkrieg ist eine neue Generation herangewachsen. Nun spitzt sich die Lage in Europa erneut gefährlich zu. In dieser dramatischen Zeit versuchen drei junge Menschen heldenhaft ihr Schicksal zu meistern. - Der Engländer Lloyd Williams wird Zeuge der Machtergreifung Hitlers und der Nationalsozialisten. Er entschließt sich, gegen den Faschismus zu kämpfen, und meldet sich freiwillig als Soldat im Spanischen Bürgerkrieg. - Die deutsche Adelige Carla von Ulrich ist entsetzt über das Unrecht, das im Namen des Volkes geschieht. Sie geht in den Widerstand und bringt damit sich und ihre Familie in höchste Gefahr. - Die lebenshungrige Amerikanerin Daisy hingegen träumt nur vom sozialen Aufstieg. Sie heiratet einen englischen Lord - aber ihr Mann steht auf Seiten der Faschisten ... Von Berlin bis Moskau, von London bis Washington, D.C. spannt sich der weite Bogen der Geschichte. Der in sich abgeschlossene Roman erzählt die miteinander verbundenen Schicksale von Menschen in Deutschland, Russland, England und den USA, während über ihren Köpfen drohend der Zweite Weltkrieg heraufzieht. Es ist eine Zeit des Umbruchs, eine Zeit der Finsternis. Aber auch der Hoffnung, die selbst das tiefste Dunkel erhellt. Als in sich abgeschlossener historischer Roman ist WINTER DER WELT der dramatische Höhepunkt von Ken Folletts Jahrhundert-Trilogie, die mit STURZ DER TITANEN begann und mit KINDER DER FREIHEIT ihren Abschluss findet. Platz 1 der SPIEGEL-Bestsellerliste. "Für mich ist der Maßstab des Erfolgs, Millionen von Lesern zu verzaubern." Ken Follett. Das erweiterte E-Book ergänzt den Text durch ein Video-Grußwort von Ken Follett, Stammbäume der Familien, ein illustriertes Glossar aller historischen Personen und Karten von Europa in der Zeit des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Außerdem enthalten sind über eine Stunde Videomaterial aus den Archiven des ZDF sowie ein Essay "In Winterstürmen" über den Widerstand gegen Hitler.
Author: Hugh Thomas
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2015-08-11
Following Rivers of Gold and The Golden Empire and building on five centuries of scholarship, World Without End is the epic conclusion of an unprecedented three-volume history of the Spanish Empire from “one of the most productive and wide-ranging historians of modern times” (The New York Times Book Review). The legacy of imperial Spain was shaped by many hands. But the dramatic human story of the extraordinary projection of Spanish might in the second half of the sixteenth century has never been fully told—until now. In World Without End, Hugh Thomas chronicles the lives, loves, conflicts, and conquests of the complex men and women who carved up the Americas for the glory of Spain. Chief among them is the towering figure of King Philip II, the cultivated Spanish monarch whom a contemporary once called “the arbiter of the world.” Cheerful and pious, he inherited vast authority from his father, Emperor Charles V, but nevertheless felt himself unworthy to wield it. His forty-two-year reign changed the face of the globe forever. Alongside Philip we find the entitled descendants of New Spain’s original explorers—men who, like their king, came into possession of land they never conquered and wielded supremacy they never sought. Here too are the Roman Catholic religious leaders of the Americas, whose internecine struggles created possibilities that the emerging Jesuit order was well-positioned to fill. With the sublime stories of arms and armadas, kings and conquistadors come tales of the ridiculous: the opulent parties of New Spain’s wealthy hedonists and the unexpected movement to encourage Philip II to conquer China. Finally, Hugh Thomas unearths the first indictments of imperial Spain’s labor rights abuses in the Americas—and the early attempts by its more enlightened rulers and planters to address them. Written in the brisk, flowing narrative style that has come to define Hugh Thomas’s work, the final volume of this acclaimed trilogy stands alone as a history of an empire making the transition from conquest to inheritance—a history that Thomas reveals through the fascinating lives of the people who made it. Praise for World Without End “Readers will not find a more reliable guide to the maturing Spanish Empire. . . . World Without End reminds us that the far-flung Spanish Empire was the work of many minds and hands, and by the end their myriad stories carry a cumulative charge.”—The New York Times Book Review “A sweeping, encyclopedic history of the arrogance, ambition, and ideology that fueled the quest for empire.”—Kirkus Reviews “Literary power is a vital part of a great historian’s armoury. As in his earlier books, Thomas demonstrates here that he has this in abundance.”—Financial Times “A vivid climax to Hugh Thomas’s three-volume history of imperial Spain.”—The Telegraph “Thomas clearly excels in the Spanish history of religion, politics, and culture, [and] successfully shows that Spain’s global ambition knew no bounds.”—Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.
This collection of essays from established scholars and rising stars offers fresh perspectives in eschatology for the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements. The fresh readings of eschatology in this volume are valuable because they demonstrate that Pentecostals no longer need to look to others to interpret their theology for them but can stand as scholars and thinkers in their own right.
A Study Guide for Ken Follett's "World Without End," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.
Author: Chris Mooney
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2002-10-29
His code name is Angel Eyes. He's the ultimate spy who has stolen prototype weapons which, strangely, never show up on the black market. CIA operative Steve Conway knows what's next on Angel Eyes's list--a revolutionary combat uniform that renders a soldier virtually invisible. But when a trap is set, things go terribly wrong. Now to retrieve the weapon, Conway must go one-on-one with the most dangerous man in the world.
"Everything comics have the potential to achieve. It still leaves me in awe." — Black Gate Magazine. Millions of years in the future, a new world emerges — a world made of living flesh, surrounded by acidic seas. Rotten at the edges, awash in gangrene swamps, and bristling with mountains of bone, the planet's simmering core houses the stark city of Bedlam, where an all-male race suppresses every manifestation of femininity. In this magnificently illustrated dreamscape of brutality and eroticism, a mysterious female presence called Rumour arises to challenge super-commando Brother Bones in a deadly war between the sexes. World Without End offers a compelling blend of science-fiction allegory and fantasy adventure. Author Jamie Delano's unique vision of a strange, immersive world is perfectly complemented by John Higgins's stunning illustrations. The epic tale was originally published by DC Comics as a six-part series. This edition is its first single-volume publication. Suggested for mature readers.