The Noonday Demon

Written By Andrew Solomon
The Noonday Demon
  • Publsiher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 19 May 2015
  • ISBN : 1501123882
  • Pages : 688 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 18 reviews
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The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon
  • Author : Andrew Solomon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-05-19
  • Total pages : 688
  • ISBN : 1501123882
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Summary : The author offers a look at depression in which he draws on his own battle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, researchers, doctors, and others to assess the complexities of the disease, its causes and symptoms, and available therapies. This book examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific ...

The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon
  • Author : Andrew Solomon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-09-16
  • Total pages : 576
  • ISBN : 1501123882
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Summary : The author offers a look at depression, drawing on his own battle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, researchers, and doctors to assess the disease's complexities, causes, symptoms, and available therapies....

Thomas Merton and the Noonday Demon

Thomas Merton and the Noonday Demon
  • Author : Donald Grayston
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-05-19
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1501123882
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Summary : How did Thomas Merton become Thomas Merton? Starting out from any one of his earlier major life moments--wealthy orphan boy, big man on campus, fervent Roman Catholic convert, new and obedient monk--we find ourselves asking how by his life's end he had grown from who he was then into a ...

The Noonday Devil

The Noonday Devil
  • Author : Dom Jean-Charles Nault
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-11
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1501123882
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Summary : The noonday devil is the demon of acedia, the vice also known as sloth. The word “sloth”, however, can be misleading, for acedia is not laziness; in fact it can manifest as busyness or activism. Rather, acedia is a gloomy combination of weariness, sadness, and a lack of purposefulness. It ...

Fighting the Noonday Devil and Other Essays Personal and Theological

Fighting the Noonday Devil   and Other Essays Personal and Theological
  • Author : R. R. Reno
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-02
  • Total pages : 108
  • ISBN : 1501123882
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Summary : In this stirring volume R. R. Reno a thoughtful, literate writer with a zest for physical and theological adventure looks back on his time working in the oil fields of Wyoming, his quests to the heights of Yosemite and the ice cliffs of the French Alps, his daughter s bat ...

Stanzas

Stanzas
  • Author : Giorgio Agamben
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 163
  • ISBN : 1501123882
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Summary : "Stanzas" (which means "rooms" in Italian) is a blend of philology, the psychoanalysis of toys, medieval physics and psychology, and contemporary linguistics and philosophy. In this work, Giorgio Agamben attempts to reconfigure the epistemological foundation of Western culture. He rereads Freud and Saussure to discover the impossibility of metalanguage - ...

The Noonday Devil

The Noonday Devil
  • Author : Alan Judd
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-09-11
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1501123882
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Summary : Robert Stevens and Tim Albright are in their final term at Oxford. Their exams are looming larger and larger on the horizon. But more important to both of them is the production of the fierce Jacobean tragedy, 'The Changeling', which Robert is directing. Along with them, we follow the fortunes ...

Dan England and the Noonday Devil

Dan England and the Noonday Devil
  • Author : Myles Connolly
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-09-03
  • Total pages : 122
  • ISBN : 1501123882
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Summary : A joyous gent who sings of the glory of the true realities of life, Dan England chose “talking” as his vocation in life. This he did, joyously and beautifully. He talked to the poets without dreams, actors who couldn’t act, and writers who couldn’t write who came to ...

The Noonday Devil

The Noonday Devil
  • Author : Dom Jean Nault,Jean-Charles Nault
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-03-10
  • Total pages : 205
  • ISBN : 1501123882
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Summary : The noonday devil is the demon of acedia, the vice also known as sloth. The word “sloth”, however, can be misleading, for acedia is not laziness; in fact it can manifest as busyness or activism. Rather, acedia is a gloomy combination of weariness, sadness, and a lack of purposefulness. It ...

A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature

A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature
  • Author : David Lyle Jeffrey
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Total pages : 960
  • ISBN : 1501123882
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Summary : Over 15 years in the making, an unprecedented one-volume reference work. Many of today's students and teachers of literature, lacking a familiarity with the Bible, are largely ignorant of how Biblical tradition has influenced and infused English literature through the centuries. An invaluable research tool. Contains nearly 800 encyclopedic articles written by ...

Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience

Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience
  • Author : Lynn Bridgers
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : 1501123882
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Summary : First published in 1902, William James's Varieties of Religious Experience is considered a classic in religious studies and the psychology of religion. But how has James's classic study weathered decades of development in psychology and behavioral sciences? Do the assertions about religious experience in the Varieties still ring true in light ...

Electroconvulsive Therapy in America

Electroconvulsive Therapy in America
  • Author : Jonathan Sadowsky
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-11-03
  • Total pages : 172
  • ISBN : 1501123882
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Summary : Electroconvulsive Therapy is widely demonized or idealized. Some detractors consider its very use to be a human rights violation, while some promoters depict it as a miracle, the "penicillin of psychiatry." This book traces the American history of one of the most controversial procedures in medicine, and seeks to provide ...

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society
  • Author : Sarah E. Boslaugh
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Total pages : 1888
  • ISBN : 1501123882
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Summary : The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society explores the social and policy sides of the pharmaceutical industry and its pervasive influence in society. While many technical STM works explore the chemistry and biology of pharmacology and an equally large number of clinically oriented works focus on use of illegal drugs, ...

Mary Called Magdalene

Mary  Called Magdalene
  • Author : Margaret George
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-05-13
  • Total pages : 896
  • ISBN : 1501123882
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Summary : Famously described as the 'Apostle to the Apostles', after her discovery of Jesus' resurrection, Mary has sparked curiosity, controversy and veneration since her name first appeared in the Gospel of Mark. But who was Mary Magdalene? Was she a prostitute, a goddess, a feminist icon, a church leader or all ...

An Infinity of Little Hours

An Infinity of Little Hours
  • Author : Nancy Klein Maguire
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2007-03-13
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1501123882
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Summary : In 1960, five young men arrived at the imposing gates of Parkminster, the largest center of the most rigorous and ascetic monastic order in the Western world: the Carthusians. This is the story of their five-year journey into a society virtually unchanged in its behavior and lifestyle since its foundation in 1084. ...