Paul in Ecstasy

Colleen Shantz addresses the role of religious experience in Paul's life and letters, demonstrating its importance in Christian origins.

Author: Colleen Shantz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521866101

Category: Bibles

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Colleen Shantz addresses the role of religious experience in Paul's life and letters, demonstrating its importance in Christian origins.

Brief Ecstasy

The handsome young Spaniard Rosemary meets on her train journey to Malaga seems to cast a magic spell over her. For those few brief hours she knew a passionate, ecstasy with Paul.

Author: Denise Robins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444782080

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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The handsome young Spaniard Rosemary meets on her train journey to Malaga seems to cast a magic spell over her. For those few brief hours she knew a passionate, ecstasy with Paul. But on meeting Mercedes, the girl to whom she is to be companion, Rosemary's dreams of love are abruptly shattered. For Mercedes is engaged to marry Don Pablo Iballo - who is none other than Paul himself! Mercedes is desperately in love with an out-of-work musician, and Rosemary, hurt and angered by Paul's reprehensible behaviour, thinks of a wild plan to deceive him. On the day of the wedding she changes places with Mercedes; and her face hidden by the heavy veil, the ceremony went through. But when the plot is discovered, Paul does not send her away in fury as Rosemary had imagined. He has other ideas: he believes that a wife should fulfil her duties... A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1934, and available now for the first time in eBook.

Magic Mushrooms and Other Highs

Paul Krassner gathers tales that explore the wacky, weird, and outrageous experiences of people experimenting with magic mushrooms, ecstasy, cocaine, toad slime and a whole host of other mind-blowing, consciousness-expanding substances.

Author: Paul Krassner

Publisher:

ISBN: 1580085814

Category: Self-Help

Page: 229

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Paul Krassner gathers tales that explore the wacky, weird, and outrageous experiences of people experimenting with magic mushrooms, ecstasy, cocaine, toad slime and a whole host of other mind-blowing, consciousness-expanding substances.

Van Allen s Ecstasy

Van Allen's Ecstasy is the story of Michael's journey in search of his former self. As he pieces together his forgotten life, Michael uncovers jealousy, obsession, and secret desires that threaten to destroy his sanity once again.

Author: Jim Tushinski

Publisher: Lethe Press

ISBN: 9781590212165

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

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Born into an extraordinarily talented family, 29-year-old Michael Van Allen is the gay son of a well-known concert pianist and an equally famous painter. All his life, he has yearned for the talent and creativity that should have been his birthright but have somehow been denied him. When he wakes up in a mental hospital, his memory gone, his former life erased, his doctor tells him of his screaming breakdown during one of his father's performances. Van Allen's Ecstasy is the story of Michael's journey in search of his former self. As he pieces together his forgotten life, Michael uncovers jealousy, obsession, and secret desires that threaten to destroy his sanity once again.

Forever Ecstasy

Published in 1967, and possibly earlier, this book had the honor of being Olympiapress.com's most-requested title (after the addition of My Mother Taught Me, the other legitimate Tor Kung, which earlier held the honor).

Author: Tor Kung

Publisher: olympiapress.com

ISBN: 1596540362

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Published in 1967, and possibly earlier, this book had the honor of being Olympiapress.com's most-requested title (after the addition of My Mother Taught Me, the other legitimate Tor Kung, which earlier held the honor). An amazing story about schoolboys, led by Paul and the devious but cowardly Rick, who at the end of the schoolyear find themselves holding a young geometry teacher... right where they want her. Also a subplot involving Paul and his new home.

Longing for Ecstasy

LA is where fags go to die, Are the words spoken to 22-year-old, Paul Trent by his mother as he left his tiny trailer in Indiana to board a bus to Los Angeles.

Author: Rob Amos

Publisher:

ISBN: 1105484661

Category:

Page: 342

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LA is where fags go to die, Are the words spoken to 22-year-old, Paul Trent by his mother as he left his tiny trailer in Indiana to board a bus to Los Angeles. He was moving on the invitation of former High School lover and friend, Brian Kory. The two things Paul wants out of life are to be a professional actor and to be in a loving relationship. At a party Paul meets, and falls for, screenwriter Tydus Anderson, who is burnt out with the Hollywood scene. Paul is drawn into that fast pace gay Hollywood and club scene as his career excels. Jealousy, passion, and desire moves, threatens, and motivates relationships as Paul, Tydus, Brian, and their friends, enemies are in the pursuit of success, fame, and love.

Strange Acts

In Acts , the fact that both Peter and Paul have ecstasy visions is also a sign that they have been designated by God to be apostles and leaders of the new Israel , a community that includes some gentiles . They are human beings who are ...

Author: Rick Strelan

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110182009

Category: Religion

Page: 339

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The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZNW) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded international scholarly book series in the field of New Testament studies. Since 1923 it has been a forum for seminal works focusing on Early Christianity and related fields. The series is grounded in a historical-critical approach and also explores new methodological approaches that advance our understanding of the New Testament and its world.

Love on the Dancefloor

With a nerd, friends to lovers, clash of backgrounds, partying, dancing and lots of recreational drug use, Love On The Dancefloor is a stand-alone gay romance that asks: can you really make yourself stop loving someone?

Author: Liam Livings

Publisher:

ISBN: 1786453428

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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Why does he want to ruin a perfectly good friendship by becoming boyfriends? Why would someone from Paul's background have any interest in ordinary boy-next-door Tom? Tom is quiet and awkward, especially after his ex told him he was nothing. Besides, Tom's too nerdy, too organised, too shy to ask anyone out ever again. Except maybe Paul. When Paul talks to him, Tom feels fabulous, he feels brave. When Paul looks after him, Tom thinks maybe he's not nothing. He wants to go wherever Paul, with his rich parents and monthly allowance, leads-to places Tom's working-class background hasn't allowed him before. But there's one problem. Paul's love of the party drug ecstasy starts with him taking it sometimes, moves onto often, then to usually, until soon it's always. Tom's unsure if Paul's a bad influence on him, or he's a bad influence on Paul. With a nerd, friends to lovers, clash of backgrounds, partying, dancing and lots of recreational drug use, Love On The Dancefloor is a stand-alone gay romance that asks: can you really make yourself stop loving someone?

Forbidden Ecstasy

A newlywed Englishwoman must find her missing Sioux husband in this historical romance by the New York Times–bestselling author of Defiant Ecstasy.

Author: Janelle Taylor

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9781420127393

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Never before did the possession of a man fill Alisha with such excitement as when she held her handsome Indian lover in her arms. That she was a white woman living in the red man's world did now matter. They had promised each other their hearts forever--nothing could keep them apart. But when Alisha awoke to dawn's first light her bronze-skinned warrior was gone. Her lips were tender from his fiery kisses; her body throbbed from his fierce passion--and still she longed for him. Lost between two worlds, she was desperate and alone. Betrayed by her savage lover, she hungered for their forbidden love!

Ecstasy Calls

Angelina Bushrui after a diploma in journalism and news reports and analysis is unable to get a satisfactory job but Paul Hustin, CEO of Gab Radios International, GRI is very ready to offer her a job in his studio to put in four hours every ...

Author: Amy Wood

Publisher:

ISBN: 9782897283759

Category: Fiction

Page: 43

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Angelina Bushrui after a diploma in journalism and news reports and analysis is unable to get a satisfactory job but Paul Hustin, CEO of Gab Radios International, GRI is very ready to offer her a job in his studio to put in four hours every day for $400 per hour and though the job description initially doesn’t match her choice of job but no one would pay that high for a journalist job in Pennsylvania. She did her best at receiving radio calls and giving men the gooiest nights with moans and her radiant, beautiful voice made her the perfect person for the job as more clients tuned to GRI each night and even in the neighborhood of Pennsylvania. Paul burns with the anxiety to woo Angelina as his but he does so in obscurity and Angelina finds their phone conversation quite interesting and she decides to make him her favorite by giving him her home phone number only the client would pay-in in her account. Paul uses all forms of disguise to pay off his debts but he is left with the intriguing fear to confront her face to face… She tries to suspect her boss but she is pruned to find that he really has no time for such midnight fun, besides his wife wouldn’t let him have such conversations at ungodly hours with another woman…she picks threats in his composure when she submits her daily reports and something tells her it’s him but she would really want to find out if it could be by tracing his calls and her findings are the most amazing…

Ecstasy in the Classroom

The diverse dividing lines and coordinates drawn by these theologians created a single grid. This grid, woven out of considerations of Paul's rapture, is the very heart of this book. Its unity confirms that Paul's ecstasy and the array ...

Author: Ayelet Even-Ezra

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823281930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Can ecstatic experiences be studied with the academic instruments of rational investigation? What kinds of religious illumination are experienced by academically minded people? And what is the specific nature of the knowledge of God that university theologians of the Middle Ages enjoyed compared with other modes of knowing God, such as rapture, prophecy, the beatific vision, or simple faith? Ecstasy in the Classroom explores the interface between academic theology and ecstatic experience in the first half of the thirteenth century, formative years in the history of the University of Paris, medieval Europe’s “fountain of knowledge.” It considers little-known texts by William of Auxerre, Philip the Chancellor, William of Auvergne, Alexander of Hales, and other theologians of this community, thus creating a group portrait of a scholarly discourse. It seeks to do three things. The first is to map and analyze the scholastic discourse about rapture and other modes of cognition in the first half of the thirteenth century. The second is to explicate the perception of the self that these modes imply: the possibility of transformation and the complex structure of the soul and its habits. The third is to read these discussions as a window on the predicaments of a newborn community of medieval professionals and thereby elucidate foundational tensions in the emergent academic culture and its social and cultural context. Juxtaposing scholastic questions with scenes of contemporary courtly romances and reading Aristotle’s Analytics alongside hagiographical anecdotes, Ecstasy in the Classroom challenges the often rigid historiographical boundaries between scholastic thought and its institutional and cultural context.

Altered State

This new edition sees Matthew Collin cast a fresh eye on the heady events of the acid house 'Summer of Love' and the rave scene's euphoric escalation into commercial excess as MDMA became a mass-market narcotic.

Author: Matthew Collin

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847656414

Category: Social Science

Page: 453

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From its first publication in 1997, Altered State established itself as the definitive text on Ecstasy and dance culture. This new edition sees Matthew Collin cast a fresh eye on the heady events of the acid house 'Summer of Love' and the rave scene's euphoric escalation into commercial excess as MDMA became a mass-market narcotic. Altered State is the best-selling book on Ecstasy culture, using a cast of memorable characters to track the origins of the scene and its drug through psychedelic subcults, underground gay discos and the Balearic paradise of Ibiza, to the point where Tony Blair was using an Ecstasy anthem as an election campaign song. Altered State critically examines the ideologies and myths of the scene, documenting the criminal underside to the blissed-out image, shedding new light on the social history of the most spectacular youth movement of the twentieth century.

Snatched Into Paradise 2 Cor 12 1 10

Paul's Heavenly Journey in the Context of Early Christian Experience James Buchanan Wallace ... and service.168 168 Compare and contrast Shantz, Paul in Ecstasy, 131^4, and Shantz, "Confluence of Trauma and Transcendence," 193-205, esp.

Author: James Buchanan Wallace

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110247848

Category: Religion

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In 2 Corinthians 12:1 10, Paul claims to have been snatched into paradise but then tells how he received a thorn in the flesh . Many recent scholars contend that Paul belittles ecstatic experiences such as the ascent to paradise. This monograph places 2 Corinthians 12:1 10 in the contexts of ancient ascent traditions as well as other accounts of extraordinary religious experience in Paul s letters, and it engages premodern interpretation of the ascent. This study argues that for Paul, extraordinary experiences such as the ascent enable self-transcending love for God and neighbors."

Knowledge Love and Ecstasy in the Theology of Thomas Gallus

In DN 4, Dionysius had already associated ecstatic union with the Apostle Paul's claim in Gal. 2:20: I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me, but Gallus goes further, consistently assimilating Dionysius' ecstatic Paul with Solomon's ...

Author: Boyd Taylor Coolman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192518132

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Knowledge, Love, and Ecstasy in the Theology of Thomas Gallus provides the first full study of Thomas Gallus (d. 1246) in English and represents a significant advance in his distinctive theology. Boyd Taylor Coolman argues that Gallus distinguishes, but never separates and intimately relates two international modalities in human consciousness: the intellective and the affective, both of which are forms of cognition. Coolman shows that Gallus conceives these two cognitive modalities as co-existing in an interdependent manner, and that this reciprocity is given a particular character by Gallus anthropological appropriation of the Dionysian concept of hierarchy. Because Gallus conceives of the soul as hierarchized on the model of the angelic hierarchy, the intellect-affect relationship is fundamentally governed by the dynamism of a Dionysian hierarchy, which has two simultaneous trajectories: ascending and descending. Two crucial features are noteworthy in this regard: in ascending, firstly, the lower is subsumed by the higher; in descending, secondly, the higher communicates with the lower, according to the nature of the lower. When Gallus posits a higher, affective cognitio above an intellective cognitio at the highest point in the ascent, accordingly, this higher affective form both builds upon and sublimates the lower intellective form. At the same time, this affective cognitio descends back down into the soul, both enriching its properly intellective capacity and also renewing the ascending movement in love. For Gallus, then, in the hierarchized soul a dynamic mutuality between intellect and affect emerges, which he construes as a spiralling motion, by which the soul unceasingly stretches beyond itself, ecstatically, in knowing and loving God.

Paul and the Person

Colleen Shantz attempts a neurobiological explanation of Paul's ecstatic experiences in Paul in Ecstasy: The Neurobiology of the Apostle's Life and Thought (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), which operates within a primarily ...

Author: Susan Grove Eastman

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802868961

Category: Bible

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In this book Susan Grove Eastman presents a fresh and innovative exploration of Paul's participatory theology in conversation with both ancient and contemporary conceptions of the self. Juxtaposing Paul, ancient philosophers, and modern theorists of the person, Eastman opens up a conversation that illuminates Paul's thought in new ways and brings his voice into current debates about personhood. Eastman devotes close attention to the Pauline letters within their first-century context, particularly the Greco-Roman fascination with questions of performance and identity. At the same time, she draws out connections to recent trends in psychology and neurobiology in order to situate Paul's insights in deep dialogue with contemporary understandings of human identity.

Death Ecstasy and Other Worldly Journeys

This is a psychological and historical exploration of belief in a spirit world, imperceptible to the senses, as a pervasive and deeply-rooted characteristic of religion.

Author: John Joseph Collins

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791499542

Category: Religion

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This is a psychological and historical exploration of belief in a spirit world, imperceptible to the senses, as a pervasive and deeply-rooted characteristic of religion.