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Church And Estate

Author : Thomas F. Rzeznik
ISBN : 9780271061078
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In Church and Estate, Thomas Rzeznik examines the lives and religious commitments of the Philadelphia elite during the period of industrial prosperity that extended from the late nineteenth century through the 1920s. The book demonstrates how their religious beliefs informed their actions and shaped their class identity, while simultaneously revealing the ways in which financial influences shaped the character of American religious life. In tracing those connections, it shows how religion and wealth shared a fruitful, yet ultimately tenuous, relationship.

Complete Poems And Collected Letters Of Adelaide Crapsey

Author : Susan Sutton Smith
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This book presents the poetry and letters of the American writer Adelaide Crapsey (1878-1914). Her best poetry deserves to be enjoyed by a larger audience, and her letters and newly discovered biographical materials reveal new charm and meaning in an intriguingly elusive character. Crapsey did not live to see any of her mature poetry published: she received notice that her first poem had been accepted for publication only a week before she died. Posthumous editions of her Verse (in 1915, 1922, and 1934), however, brought her recognition and respect. Carl Sandburg paid her a poetic tribute. American critic Yvor Winters praised her a “a minor poet of great distinction” and felt that her poems remained “in their way honest and acutely perceptive.” Her best work is compressed, terse, related in this respect to the work of another American poet who won posthumous recognition, Emily Dickinson. Crapsey is best known as the inventor of the cinquain, a poem of five short lines of unequal length: one-stress, two-stress, three-stress, four-stress, and one-stress. The cinquain is one of the few modern verse forms developed in English, and its brevity and characteristic thought pattern seem to have been influenced by Japanese forms. Crapsey’s indebtedness to Japanese poetry and her relation to Imagism have long been subjects for debate. As Winters notes, the work of Crapsey “achieves more effectively than did almost any of the Imagists the aims of Imagism.” The critical introduction by Professor Susan Sutton Smith examines these problems. Much of Crapsey’s poetry is reticent, withdrawn, and private, and she believed strongly in the individual’s right to privacy. Whatever new biographical materials reveal of her and of her relations with family and friends, however, shows a charming and courageous woman. Her courage and humor show especially well in her correspondence with her friend Esther Lowenthal and in the letters with her friend Jean Webster McKinney, author of Daddy Long-Legs, who died soon after Crapsey.

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Dictionary Of American Religious Biography

Author : Henry Warner Bowden
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The first edition of this award-winning reference, published in 1977, contained 425 biographical profiles of the most significant American religious leaders. Bowden has added profiles for 125 additional figures, and the earlier sketches have been revised and updated. Each profile contains a capsule summary of the figure's life, followed by a discussion of the historical context of the figure's contribution and a bibliography of works by and about the individual. Appendices categorize the figures by religious denomination and place of birth. The dictionary contains entries for individuals who died before July 1, 1992, and reflects America's cultural and religious diversity.

Alone In The Dawn

Author : Karen Alkalay-Gut
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Alone in the Dawn is the first full-length study of life and work of Adelaide Crapsey, an American poet who lived at the same time and often in the same places as Gertrude Stein, H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), Ezra Pound, W.B. Yeats, and Virginia Woolf, but whose artistic goals were antithetical to those of her literary contemporaries. Dedicated to understanding the scientific basis of literature, Crapsey invented the cinquain, a poetic form based on principles of stress and meter, and conducted an intensive critical study of prosody. Placing Crapsey's work within its critical and historical context, Karen Alkalay-Gut's biography presents an inventive poet who worked outside the mainstream of twentieth-century poetry. The daughter of an Episcopal priest, Crapsey was raised in a liberal environment that encouraged great expectations for women. She excelled in her studies at a private girls' school in Wisconsin and then at Vassar College. Described as a bewitching, wraithlike figure, Crapsey captivated teachers and peers alike with her innocence, wit, and mischievous irreverence, seeming to embody the very ideal of the 1900s "new woman." Her college roommate, novelist Jean Webster, later used Crapsey as a model for some of the progressive and spirited female protagonists in her fiction. Crapsey never fulfilled the promise of her early success. Before succumbing to tuberculosis at age thirty-six, she had to sacrifice years of her life in search of health rather than the pursuit of truth. Her completion of a major article on her research and interpretation of metrics was followed by a devastating physical collapse. In a last, desperate attempt to find a cure, Crapsey was sent to a famous sanatorium at Saranac Lake in upper New York state. Though required to remain immobile and completely isolated, she managed, in the months before her death, to collect her poems in a volume she called her "funeral urn." When Crapsey's posthumous book of selected poems appeared in 1914, readers were unable to separate the work from her death, associating Crapsey with the popular literary stereotype of the beautiful young writer consumed by her fiery artist's soul. Yet Crapsey's life was not romantic drama but a grim, never-ending encounter with illness, grief, and impecunity, a losing struggle between ambition and death. In Alone in the Dawn, Alkalay-Gut reveals within the lines of Crapsey's poetry the tragic, truncated eloquence of her life.

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News Notes Of California Libraries

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Vols. for 1971- include annual reports and statistical summaries.

The Old Enemies

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This wide-ranging, well-illustrated study explores how the ancient divisions between Catholics and Protestants continued in the Victorian age.

Monthly Bulletin

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"Teachers' bulletin", vol. 4- issued as part of v. 23, no. 9-

Monthly Bulletin New Series

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Autobiography Of Mark Twain

Author : Mark Twain
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The year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. The book became an immediate bestseller and was hailed as the capstone of the life's work of America's favorite author. This Reader's Edition, a portable paperback in larger type, republishes the text of the hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the ge.

This Far By Faith

Author : David R. Contosta
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The history of the Diocese of Pennsylvania is in many ways a history of the Episcopal Church at large. It remains one of the largest and most influential dioceses in the national church. Its story has paralleled and illustrated the challenges and accomplishments of the wider denomination—and of issues that concern the American people as a whole. In This Far by Faith, ten professional historians provide the first complete history of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. It will become essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the history and significance of the Episcopal Church and of its evolution in the Greater Philadelphia area. Aside from the editor, the contributors are Charles Cashdollar, Marie Conn, William W. Cutler III, Deborah Mathias Gough, Ann Greene, Sheldon Hackney, Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner, William Pencak, and Thomas F. Rzeznik.

Bulletin Of The Library Company Of Philadelphia

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Anglican Theological Review

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"A New Testament bibliography for 1914 to 1917 inclusive", by Frederick C. Grant: v. 1, p. [58]-91.

The Americana Annual

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The Story Of The General Theological Seminary

Author : Powel M. Dawley
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In the days when New York City's most populous area was below Fourteenth Street, what is today the oldest theological seminary of the Episcopal Church enrolled its first students at St. Paul's Chapel. Founded in 1817, before a decade had passed the Seminary moved to the woods and fields of Clement Clarke Moore's country estate just north of the town in Chelsea. There its stone buildings soon became a familiar landmark. The General Seminary still occupies that site, now Chelsea Square, on the lower west side. For a hundred and fifty years its life has been intimately interwoven, not only with that of the Episcopal Church, but also with the changing scene of New York City. Dr. Dawley's history of the Seminary begins with the circumstances leading to its establishment by the General Convention, and describes the experimental years of the new institution, when there were few precedents to guide the pioneering venture. Much of the subsequent story is told in biographical vignettes, giving the reader vivid glimpses of a continuing community of men, teachers and students, priests and candidates for the ministry, who strove to fulfill in their successive generations the vocation to which they were called. Chapters deal with the ministry and theological education in the early nineteenth century, old New York and its churches, the growth of the Seminary, its years of crisis and controversy, the development of the theological curriculum, and the story of the institution during the recent years of change. The theological community in Chelsea today is a landmark, not only of the long history of the Seminary, but also of the Church's determination to remain close to the inner-city that has become an urgent frontier of Christianity in the contemporary world. At a time when reform in theological education is believed to be essential to any effective program for the renewal of the Church, the experience of the past, recaptured in these pages, may be both enlightening for the present and instructive for the future.

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New International Encyclopaedia

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Algernon Sidney Crapsey

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Algernon Sidney Crapsey: “The Last of the Heretics,” is a biography about a man whose life reflected the religious, social and cultural conventions of late nineteenth and early twentieth century America. The fascinating changes that Crapsey experienced in his personal life paralleled the intellectual developments that attended the nation as it moved from a Protestant, Christian culture to a primarily secular one. Recognizing those transformations in the life of Crapsey helps us to understand them at the societal level as well. After a short stint in the military during the Civil War, Crapsey began his career as a young man caught up in the pomp and ritual of the Oxford Movement and Anglo-Catholicism. He maintained a long romance with the medieval communitarian- based Anglican institution. He eventually became a leading missioner or, one who brought instruction and Episcopal evangelism to various places both at home and abroad. He was, at one point, the leading candidate for the Bishopric of Omaha, Nebraska though he ultimately declined the offer. But as he became more successful at one point traveling to Great Britain, he eventually witnessed the discrepancies between the hierarchical church and the laity. The seeds of socialism both Christian and secular were set at this point. He became more and more broad- minded and liberal in his thinking leading to his utterances of heresy and eventual excommunication between 1905-07. His trial captivated the nation twenty years before the Scopes Monkey Trial, and every major newspaper carried its developments. As he moved on in years his life deepened becoming more interesting and legendary as a favorite circuit speaker, author, avowed communist and New York State’s first youth probation officer. For many, his death at the end of the decade of the twenties marked the end an era of modernism in America. As a true progressive, Crapsey had not only helped to initiate a process that brought successive modification to society, but he also helped to establish a tradition of liberality within the Episcopal Church. The subsequent controversies surrounding Bishops Pike and Spong attest to this tradition, as does the current controversy concerning the openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson.

The Bishop Pike Affair

Author : William Stringfellow
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Introducing two Stringfellow/Towne reprints about Bishop Pike: The Bishop Pike Affair The Death and Life of Bishop Pike The Bishop Pike Affair presents the climactic showdown between James A. Pike and his peers at the Wheeling meeting of the Episcopal House of Bishops, in October 1966. It dramatized for millions the struggles for reform and relevance within the church in the mid-twentieth century. This book reveals the whole chronicle of the historic controversy. Thousands of documents were researched. The authors disentangle the web of political, racial, theological, traditional, and personal interests that account for the accusation that Bishop Pike is a heretic and that culminated in his censure at Wheeling. The authors relate The Bishop Pike Affair to celebrated heresy trials of the past, probe the issues of fairness and due process of law, explore the ethics of the fraternity of bishops, examine the dynamics of the Episcopal Church as an institution, and expose the design of the ultra-right whites to stage a coup d'eglise in America.

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