The Journal of Claude Fredericks Volume Three Part One: Cambridge (1943)

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The Journal of Claude Fredericks Volume Three Part One: Cambridge (1943) is book by N.a, publish by Xlibris Corporation with 712 pages. You can read book online free by subscribe to Kindle Unlimited or direct download from the alternative source.
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : : 146530617X
  • Pages : 712
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography

This third volume of The Journal Of Claude Fredericks is his journal for the year 1943, a Wanderjahr that begins with a spring in Cambridge, where Volume Two ended, but with Fredericks, having left studies at Harvard, living now in a room at Maud Bemiss house on Nutting Road near the Cowley Fathers, seeing various friends from earlier, Brie Taylor, John Simon, Anthony Clark, Paul Doguereau, the George Sartons, and making new friends as well. The summer is spent in a cabin on the shore near Belfast Maine, writing and studying still and coming to know the family that lives on the hill. In September, after spending ten days with Paul Doguereau and Fanny Mason in Walpole New Hampshire on the beautiful Mason estate overlooking the Connecticut and a month in New York living in an apartment on University Place and seeing his friend May Sarton and coming to know Muriel Rukeyser and Julian Beck, he heads with his friend William Quinn to Iowa to live with several friends of theirs who also have left Harvard, in particular Michael Millen and Paul Rail, all of them proclaiming in different ways, as Quinn and Fredericks do in theirs, their objections to Americas part in the war that had begun in December 1941. After two weeks Fredericks leaves to stay with a friend in Chicago, Martha Johnson, and to settle in and write about the troubling events of the previous days and then go on to Missouri, to pay filial pieties to members of his family there and after that go south with his mother to Mexico City for a week and then with her to Acapulco for ten days at Christmas, a spot at that time still undiscovered and with only two small hotels. Finally at the years end he heads back east to New York, where he has plans to settle down and live forever, in the city he had always loved the most of any he knew.

Henry IV, Part 1

Book of Henry IV, Part 1
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : : 1101993693
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Drama

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. With definitive texts and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come. This edition of Henry IV, Part 1 is edited with an introduction by Claire McEachern. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Between Philosophy and Poetry

Book of Between Philosophy and Poetry
  • Author : Massimo Verdicchio,Robert Burch
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : : 1847141242
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Philosophy

Between Philosophy and Poetry examines the complex and controversial relation that has informed literary theory since ancient times: the difference between philosophy and poetry. The book explores three specific areas: the practice of writing with respect to orality; the interpretive modes of poetic and philosophical discourse as self-narration and historical understanding; how rhythm marks the differential spaces in poetry and philosophy. The book brings together some of the most prominent international scholars in the fields of philosophy and literature to examine the differences between orality and writing, the signs and traces of gender in writing, the historical dimension of the tension between philosophical and poetic language, and the future possibility of a musical thinking that would go beyond the opposition between philosophy and poetry. In the final instance, rhythm is the force to be reckoned with and is the essential element in an understanding of philosophy and poetry. Rhythm in effect provides a musical ethics of philosophy, for musical thinking goes beyond the metaphysical opposition between philosophy and poetry and sets the frame for post-philosophical practice. Contributors: Amittari F. Aviram, Babette Babich , Eve Taylor Bannet, Stephen Barker, Alexandro Carrera, Richard Detsch, Karen Feldman, David Halliburton, Richard Kearney, Carlo Sini, P. Christopher Smith, Forrest Williams

I Rise to Defend

Book of I Rise to Defend
  • Author : Archbishop Bassey Effiong Orok
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : : 1728360374
  • Pages : 934
  • Category : Religion

I Rise to Defend: HIS HOLINESS OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU is THE CHRIST This unprecedented book is written by a renowned and reputable Prophet of THE ALMIGHTY GOD and seasoned Spiritual Scientist and Consultant on Issues Related to Nature and the Universe, His Grace Archbishop Bassey Effiong Orok, who has authored several first-time Books that attract global attention. This Book begins its journey with in-depth explanation about the existence of THE ALMIGHTY GOD and CREATOR of the Universe as the No-Beginning Being; to the origin of the Universe, with the creations of other worlds and their various contents and different roles, their various orientations, as well as their different climates. The reason the Earth was created is also given attention in this first-time Book. The Potential blessings of the Earth, its Compress Region, Primary, Secondary and Joint Positions of ALMIGHTY GOD, along with His Universal Symbol are among the contents of this All Important Book. The Heavenly and Earthly Arrangements, which affects every creations; and went ahead to unveil the First and Ever Physical Manifestation of THE ALMIGHTY GOD in human form in The Person of LEADER OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU, together with His Heavenly Kingdom on Earth. The Book explains the Secret Meaning, Origin of The word "CHRIST", His Seven Cardinal Meanings, His 34 Life Evidence, as well as His Universal Existence; on how CHRIST was first introduced in Heaven to the hosts of Heaven and its subsequence opposition by former Archangel Lucifer and their immediate extradition to the Earth. One of the most important and shocking unveilings in this Holy Book, but profitable to humankind, is the Authentic Date LORD JESUS was born and not the much cerebrated yearly 25 December. The Holy Book, which is packed with first-time unveiling mysteries on CHRIST, gives detailed information about His First, Second and Third (Final) Physical Manifestations in Human Form respectively as ADAM, LORD JESUS and now; HIS HOLINESS OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. Beginning from His Heavenly Existence as THE WORD OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD to His Three Times Physical Manifestations; it explained broadly the events that took place before, during and after the fall, death and burial of ADAM. Also, during and after the death of LORD JESUS, as well as the key events that took place subsequently before, during and after His Ascension into Heaven. The different attempts made by Satan the Devil in all His manifestations to discredit and stop CHRIST from obtaining the glory that was kept for Him by Our FATHER GOD before the foundation of this world was laid, are not left out of these unveiling mysteries. Different warnings to the entire humanity as recorded herein show that unless we do away completely with all sinfulness and wicked ways of life, man was heading towards more dangerous and devastating hard times. What every human should expect in no distant time is unveiled, including in-depth information regarding the unavoidable 72 hours of global darkness is herein exposed, as it deepened in revealing how THE CHRIST will be seen in the sky across the Earth, which will be the nal signal to His pending Judgment over the entire creations, including humans and angels. More than 4,000 mysteries about CHRIST are unveiled in a comprehensive manner; and as such, this Book is not limited to any religion, nation, organization, government, group, tribe or tongue; as such, all should avail themselves the opportunity of having this Holy Book. Other Books written by the same Author includes: Holy Book of Revelations; Everlasting Arts and Sciences volumes 1 and 2; Salt of the Earth; Eternal Mysteries of Nations volumes 1,2 and 3; The Final World Government among others.

Some Rise by Sin

Book of Some Rise by Sin
  • Author : Philip Caputo
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Isbn : : 1627794751
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction

New York Times bestselling author Philip Caputo tells the story of a Franciscan priest struggling to walk a moral path through the shifting and fatal realities of an isolated Mexican village The Mexican village of San Patricio is being menaced by a bizarre, cultish drug cartel infamous for its brutality. As the townspeople try to defend themselves by forming a vigilante group, the Mexican army and police have their own ways of fighting back. Into this volatile mix of forces for good and evil (and sometimes both) steps an unlikely broker for peace: Timothy Riordan, an American missionary priest who must decide whether to betray his vows to stop the unspeakable violence and help the people he has pledged to protect. Riordan’s fellow expatriate Lisette Moreno serves the region in a different way, as a doctor who makes “house calls” to impoverished settlements, advocating modern medicine to a traditional society wary of outsiders. To gain acceptance, she must keep secret her rocky love affair with artist Pamela Childress, whose troubled emotions lead Moreno to question their relationship. Together, Lisette and Riordan tend to their community. But when Riordan oversteps the bounds of his position, his personal crisis echoes the impossible choices facing a nation beset by instability and bloodshed. Based on actual events, propelled by moral conflict, and animated by a keen and discerning sensibility, Some Rise by Sin demonstrates yet again Philip Caputo’s generous and insightful gifts as a storyteller.

The Tragedies Volume Two

Book of The Tragedies Volume Two
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : : 1504065301
  • Pages : 310
  • Category : Drama

Four plays by the revered Elizabethan dramatist tell of men driven to evil by ambition and jealousy—and of one who escapes the dangers of bad influence. Othello: A powerful general in the Venetian army, Othello the Moor is despised by his scheming ensign, Iago, who devises a plan to destroy him. Newly married to Desdemona, Othello is led to believe she has been unfaithful—and his jealous rage leads to tragic consequences. Macbeth: When three witches foretell that Macbeth will be king of Scotland, he does not wait for destiny to run its course. Instead, he and his wife plot to kill the presiding king, an act that will realize their ambitions—and bring them to ruin. Henry IV Part One: This historical play chronicles the rebellions faced by the medieval king of England Henry IV, as well asthe maturation of his son, Prince Hal.The prince indulges in a carefree life with the comical rogue Falstaff but must eventually cast aside his recklessness and live up to his royal destiny. Henry IV Part Two: As Henry IV’s health grows weaker, Prince Hal’s ability to assume the crown remains in doubt. The prince’s friendship with the drunk and thieving Falstaff threatens to be his undoing. Now he faces a choice that will determine not only his own future, but also that of England

Summa Theologica, Volume 2 (Part II, First Section)

Book of Summa Theologica, Volume 2 (Part II, First Section)
  • Author : St Thomas Aquinas
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Isbn : : 1602065551
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Religion

"The Summa Theologica is the best-known work of Italian philosopher, scholar, and Dominican friar SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS (1225 1274), widely considered the Catholic Church s greatest theologian. Famously consulted (immediately after the Bible) on religious questions at the Council of Trent, Aquinas s masterpiece has been considered a summary of official Church philosophy ever since. Aquinas considers approximately 10,000 questions on Church doctrine covering the roles and nature of God, man, and Jesus, then lays out objections to Church teachings and systematically confronts each, using Biblical verses, theologians, and philosophers to bolster his arguments. In Volume II, Aquinas addresses: happiness good and evil love and hatred hope and despair anger virtue sin and grace and much more. This massive work of scholarship, spanning five volumes, addresses just about every possible query or argument that any believer or atheist could have, and remains essential, more than seven hundred years after it was written, for clergy, religious historians, and serious students of Catholic thought."

Christ's Humanity in Current and Ancient Controversy: Fallen or Not?

Book of Christ's Humanity in Current and Ancient Controversy: Fallen or Not?
  • Author : E. Jerome Van Kuiken
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : : 0567675572
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion

Was Christ's human nature fallen, even sinful? From the 18th century to the present, this view has become increasingly prominent in Reformed theological circles and beyond, despite vigorous opposition. Both sides on the issue see it as vital for understanding the nature of salvation. Each side's advocates appeal to or critique the Church Fathers. This book reviews the history and present state of the debate, then surveys the connections, distinctions, and patristic interpretations of five of the modern fallenness view's proponents (Edward Irving, Karl Barth, T. F. Torrance, Colin Gunton, and Thomas Weinandy) and five of its opponents (Marcus Dods the Elder, A. B. Bruce, H. R. Mackintosh, Philip Hughes, and Donald Macleod). The book verifies the views of the ten most-cited Fathers: five Greek (Irenaeus, Athanasius, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory Nyssen, and Cyril of Alexandria) and five Latin (Tertullian, Hilary of Poitiers, Ambrose, Augustine, and Leo the Great). The study concludes by sketching the implications of its findings for the doctrines of the Immaculate Conception, sin, sanctification, and Scripture.

The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Volume 7, Part 1

Book of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Volume 7, Part 1
  • Author : John Donne,Gary A. Stringer,Paul A. Parrish
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Isbn : : 9780253111814
  • Pages : 720
  • Category : Poetry

Praise for previous volumes: "This variorum edition will be the basis of all future Donne scholarship." -- Chronique This is the 4th volume of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne to appear. This volume presents a newly edited critical text of the Holy Sonnets and a comprehensive digest of the critical-scholarly commentary on them from Donne's time through 1995. The editors identify and print both an earlier and a revised authorial sequence of sonnets, as well as presenting the scribal collection -- which contains unique authorial versions of several of the sonnets -- inscribed by Donne's friend Rowland Woodward in the Westmoreland manuscript.

SALVAGED! A Documented Account of My Spiritual Rescue and Conversion

Book of SALVAGED! A Documented Account of My Spiritual Rescue and Conversion
  • Author : Barry Moore
  • Publisher : First Edition Design Pub.
  • Isbn : : 1506910084
  • Pages : 156
  • Category : Religion

The subtitle pretty much sums up what the book is about-it's a documented account of my conversion to the Christian faith, specifically to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To help establish the credibility of my story, I went back into my files and pulled out copies of letters and other media that I felt would convince any jury/reader that the old prodigal in me was no imposter. Similarly, I compiled a set of contrasting proofs to make the case that the "new creature" in me was neither a fake, nor a fluke. These two antipodal bodies of evidence are separated by a transformative religious experience. Admittedly, this is an unorthodox approach for telling a conversion story, but when reduced to its simplest terms, perhaps no more so than a pair of "before and after" photographs in a home renovation ad.


Book of Hasan-i-Sabah
  • Author : James Wasserman
  • Publisher : Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
  • Isbn : : 0892546875
  • Pages : 440
  • Category : History

This publication includes the first English translation of the 1310 biography of Hasan-i-Sabah by Rashid al-Din: The Biography of Our Master (Sar-Guzasht-i-Sayyidna) Hasan-i-Sabah was born in northern Persia around 1050 and died in 1124. He was an Ismaili missionary (or dai) who founded the Nizari Ismailis after the usurpation of the Fatimid Imamate by the military dictator of Egypt. It may be said that Hasan founded and operated the world’s most successful mystical secret society, while building a political territory in which to maintain his independence. The small empire he created would be home to him, his followers, and their descendants for 166 years. Today, under the leadership of the Aga Khan, the Nizari Ismailis are one of the preeminent Muslim sects in the world, numbering some twenty million members in twenty-five countries. The medieval Nizaris were also known as Assassins or Hashishim. They became embedded in European consciousness because of their contact with the Knights Templar, and other Crusaders and visitors to the Near East. Several Europeans reported back with strange (and largely false) tales of the Assassins. In the fourteenth century, they were widely popularized by the famed Venetian traveler and writer Marco Polo in The Travels of Marco Polo. He added a whole new level of myth in his account of the sect (included in this volume along with extensive commentary). Of greatest interest is the idea that the Assassins were the spiritual initiators of the Knights Templar. If this is true, Hasan-i-Sabah would be in part responsible for the European Renaissance that would reclaim the spiritual centrality of the Hermetic writings and the Gnostic/Esoteric trends that continue to this day. Essential reading for an understanding of modern esoteric secret societies and today’s headlines coming from the Middle East. Includes 9 maps.

Hebrew Bible / Old Testament. I: From the Beginnings to the Middle Ages (Until 1300)

Book of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament. I: From the Beginnings to the Middle Ages (Until 1300)
  • Author : Magne Sæbø,Chris Brekelmans,Menahem Haran
  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Isbn : : 3647536369
  • Pages : 847
  • Category : Religion

Dieses große internationale Standardwerk vereinigt christliche und jüdische Fachleute aus aller Welt. Es stellt die alttestamentliche Exegese von den Anfängen innerbiblischer Schriftdeutung bis zur gegenwärtigen Forschung umfassend dar. Der erste Teilband führt von den Kanonfragen über frühjüdische, neutestamentliche, rabbinische und patristische Deutungen bis zu Augustin. Er endet mit einer Zusammenfassung über Kirche und Synagoge als jeweiligen Mutterboden für die Entwicklung verbindlicher Schriftauslegung.Das Werk ist auf fünf Teilbände angelegt, die im Abstand von ein bis zwei Jahren erscheinen.

Documents of the Rise of Christianity

Book of Documents of the Rise of Christianity
  • Author : Kevin W. Kaatz
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : : 1440854319
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Religion

An introduction to the history of early Christianity, this reference provides roughly 60 primary source documents from the first five centuries of the Christian Era, each accompanied by explanatory material. • Offers a guide that helps readers to understand how to study primary documents critically • Provides an introduction of the history of the early Christian Church • Highlights a timeline of key events in the early history of Christianity • Features sections on the first five centuries of the Christian Era that encompass primary source documents, accompanied by headnotes and suggestions for further reading

Dictionarium scoto-celticum a dictionary of the Gaelic language

Book of Dictionarium scoto-celticum a dictionary of the Gaelic language
  • Author : Автор Неизвестен
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : : 5871822002
  • Pages : N.A
  • Category : History

Dictionarium scoto-celticum a dictionary of the Gaelic language comprising an ample vocabulary of Gaelic words with their signification and various meanings in English and Latin and vocabularies of Latin and English words with their translation in 1

The Book Thief

Book of The Book Thief
  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : : 0307433846
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

In Defense of Looting

Book of In Defense of Looting
  • Author : Vicky Osterweil
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Isbn : : 1645036677
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : History

A fresh argument for rioting and looting as our most powerful tools for dismantling white supremacy Looting--a crowd of people publicly, openly, and directly seizing goods--is one of the more extreme actions that can take place in the midst of social unrest. Even self-identified radicals distance themselves from looters, fearing that violent tactics reflect badly on the broader movement. But Vicky Osterweil argues that stealing goods and destroying property are direct, pragmatic strategies of wealth redistribution and improving life for the working class--not to mention the brazen messages these methods send to the police and the state. All our beliefs about the innate righteousness of property and ownership, Osterweil explains, are built on the history of anti-Black, anti-Indigenous oppression. From slave revolts to labor strikes to the modern-day movements for climate change, Black lives, and police abolition, Osterweil makes a convincing case for rioting and looting as weapons that bludgeon the status quo while uplifting the poor and marginalized. In Defense of Looting is a history of violent protest sparking social change, a compelling reframing of revolutionary activism, and a practical vision for a dramatically restructured society.

A Complete Concordance to Shakespeare

Book of A Complete Concordance to Shakespeare
  • Author : John Bartlett
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : : 1349169560
  • Pages : 1909
  • Category : Literary Criticism

A complete concordance or verbal index to words, phrases and passages in the dramatic works of Shakespeare. There is also a supplementary concordance to the poems. This is an essential reference work for all students and readers of Shakespeare.

The Chinese Kafka Part 1

Book of The Chinese Kafka Part 1
  • Author : Mark Obama Ndesandjo
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Isbn : : 3748751761
  • Pages : 162
  • Category : Literary Collections

his book is the first of a series of essays inspired by the poems of the Tang Poet Li Shangyin (813-858 AD), and includes many insghtful observations on the author's personal multicultural journey through America, Asia and Africa. The bilingual book also includes the author's beautiful Chinese calligraphy and a groundbreaking analysis on the relevance of poetry to the existential dislocations of our modern era. it is an excellent resource for students of English and Chinese, as well as those interested in exploring other cultures. Li Shangyin is one of the most fascinating of poets and this book includes historical background on the poet as well as introductory and explanatory notes by the translator. For over 1200 years, scholars have attempted to understand, let alone translate, Li Shangyin's poems. At least four different schools of thought have developed. Firstly, his poems are reflections on political patrons and a failed career. Secondly, they are thinly veiled political satires of the Court and political factions. Thirdly, they are stories of actual affairs with Court ladies and Taoist priestesses. Finally, they are admirable vehicles of mystery and beauty. My interpretations include elements of all the above, but are also a synthesis of sentiments - the poet's (as Mark sees him) and his own, of which music is a core part. This is particularly appropriate with Li Shangyin. His poetry is a labyrinth of passionate images, almost musical in sound and sequencing. They are at once ebullient, sad, loving, hateful, spiteful, sneering, and religious - a cornucopia of musical words that sing across the ages.

Unveiling the Mystery of the Last Days: Part 1

Book of Unveiling the Mystery of the Last Days: Part 1
  • Author : Deborah Jean Stearn
  • Publisher : Redemption Press
  • Isbn : : 1632324768
  • Pages : N.A
  • Category : Religion

The secrets of the end times are hidden in scripture. The information in this book would be considered "top secret" in intelligence circles and represents truth that Satan does not want you to know. For years, he has been leading people to believe that a so-called Revived Roman Empire will rise, representing the "final beast empire" of Revelation 13. However, as this book will prove, the meanings of the original Hebrew in the Bible,in addition to numbers, patterns, and codes found therein, all point to an Israel centered interpretation of the last days and the fact that the beast is actually the religion and empire of Islam within religious Israel. In this fascinating study, you will explore the original text of the Bible to uncover exactly what will take place during the last days. You will also discover: • How Yahweh uses the Hebrew language in His plan • The meaning behind cryptic passages, such as Daniel 2, 7 and 9, and Revelation 13 and 17 • The mark, name of the beast, and 666 are all associated with the Islamic control of Israel • Lucifer's plan to trick the Jews of Israel to worship him instead of Yahweh • The prophetic importance of 2020 and its relation to Islam This ground-breaking research astoundingly supplements the recent findings of prominent Christian Islamic expositors, and is a must read for any serious truth seeker.

Western Culture in Gospel Context

Book of Western Culture in Gospel Context
  • Author : David J. Kettle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : : 1610971841
  • Pages : 396
  • Category : Religion

Approaching us in sovereign freedom, God comes alive to us, we come alive to God, and all creation comes alive as a sign pointing to God. In the gospel of Jesus Christ, God gives and discloses himself in this immediate way as our ultimate context and host, within the provisional medium of creation. This life-giving gospel is met by blindness, however, among those who live today in a collapsing Western culture. This is because their imaginative world is shaped by habitual assumptions and practices that lie--largely unacknowledged--deep within that culture, and that preclude openness to the gospel. Moreover, Western Christians themselves widely share these assumptions, betraying the gospel into cultural captivity. God calls for the conversion of Western culture to the living gospel. Crucially this must include, as Lesslie Newbigin recognized, a repentance from modern Western assumptions about knowledge. Part One explores seeking, knowing, and serving God, as providing a true paradigm for understanding all human enquiry, knowledge, and action. Part Two examines ten resulting "hot spots" where conversion from prevailing cultural assumptions is vital for authentic mission to Western culture.