All Under Heaven

Then she cursed herself for burdening him , and obstructing the passing of his spirit , only soon thereafter to convince herself that it was good that she had spoken of her love and hopes , and it was certain that he would have listened ...

All Under Heaven

History of the author's family who emigrated from China in 1911 and settled in South Africa. Their family name was Fok. It was probably changed by immigration officials when they arrived.

The Mandate of Heaven and The Great Ming Code

claimed the unity of “all under Heaven” and occasionally made efforts to spread Chinese values, the focal point of its ... Nevertheless, the Ming government did reinforce a great number of physical locations—frontier passes—along the ...

The Mandate of Heaven and The Great Ming Code

After overthrowing the Mongol Yuan dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang, the founder of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), proclaimed that he had obtained the Mandate of Heaven (Tianming), enabling establishment of a spiritual orientation and social agenda for China. Zhu, emperor during the Ming’s Hongwu reign period, launched a series of social programs to rebuild the empire and define Chinese cultural identity. To promote its reform programs, the Ming imperial court issued a series of legal documents, culminating in The Great Ming Code (Da Ming lu), which supported China’s legal system until the Ming was overthrown and also served as the basis of the legal code of the following dynasty, the Qing (1644-1911). This companion volume to Jiang Yonglin’s translation of The Great Ming Code (2005) analyzes the thought underlying the imperial legal code. Was the concept of the Mandate of Heaven merely a tool manipulated by the ruling elite to justify state power, or was it essential to their belief system and to the intellectual foundation of legal culture? What role did law play in the imperial effort to carry out the social reform programs? Jiang addresses these questions by examining the transformative role of the Code in educating the people about the Mandate of Heaven. The Code served as a cosmic instrument and moral textbook to ensure “all under Heaven” were aligned with the cosmic order. By promoting, regulating, and prohibiting categories of ritual behavior, the intent of the Code was to provide spiritual guidance to Chinese subjects, as well as to acquire political legitimacy. The Code also obligated officials to obey the supreme authority of the emperor, to observe filial behavior toward parents, to care for the welfare of the masses, and to maintain harmonious relationships with deities. This set of regulations made officials the representatives of the Son of Heaven in mediating between the spiritual and mundane worlds and in governing the human realm. This study challenges the conventional assumption that law in premodern China was used merely as an arm of the state to maintain social control and as a secular tool to exercise naked power. Based on a holistic approach, Jiang argues that the Ming ruling elite envisioned the cosmos as an integrated unit; they saw law, religion, and political power as intertwined, remarkably different from the “modern” compartmentalized worldview. In serving as a cosmic instrument to manifest the Mandate of Heaven, The Great Ming Code represented a powerful religious effort to educate the masses and transform society.

The Difference Heaven Makes

heaven as set forth in Chapter 1. If we do hear of heaven as the course of God's forthcoming, and as a basileia or dominion that is proclaimed to be at hand but not in hand with any form or schema of this world that is passing away, ...

The Difference Heaven Makes

By focusing upon a rehearing of the Gospel news of heaven today, the author invites readers to exercise a "post-modern permission" to listen to this testimony without either the usual modernist earplugs or an uncritical post-modern "make believe." Without attempting to retrace the history of images and interpretations of heaven, Morse seeks rather to draw upon this background to get to the heart of the issue of modern eschatological and apocalyptic discussion by proposing in the foreground a "thought experiment".

Passing Under Heaven

Based on historical fact, Passing Under Heaven is more than the story of the end of a love affair, this book also chronicles the passing of the Chinese golden age into civil war and ruin.

Passing Under Heaven

In the last years of the Tang Dynasty, a beautiful girl is born in a fort along the Great Wall of China, and is set to become the most famous and celebrated courtesan of her age. Set in the 9th century, Passing Under Heaven tells the tragic love story of Lily, a Chinese poet and documents a time when Chinese women enjoyed a window of unprecedented personal freedom - including the freedom to fall in love. But when Lily pushes that freedom to its limits disaster ensues, leaving her child and husband to forever mourn her loss. Based on historical fact, Passing Under Heaven is more than the story of the end of a love affair, this book also chronicles the passing of the Chinese golden age into civil war and ruin.

We Will See Our Pets In Heaven

that Luke use to like to play in and lie in the little kitty pool we had in our backyard whereas Sarah didn't care ... tremendous love and they returned that love many times Since the passing of Luke and Sarah we have since adopted two ...

We Will See Our Pets In Heaven

Biblical Evidence That Animals Really Do Go To Heaven. If you have pets or are grieving the loss of a pet then you must read this book. We love our pets and they love us. They become part of the family and it is painful when we have to say goodbye, however, you will be comforted to know that they are not gone forever as many people would believe. Inside this book you will get a glimpse of what heaven will be like and you will see that God loves and cares for his animals and there is indeed a place for them in heaven. In this book you will learn that animals are innocent and are not in need of salvation and that it was never our Heavenly Father' desire that we or his animals would suffer death. The pets that we had to say goodbye to are alive in heaven right now in their spiritual bodies and we will see them again if we accept Jesus as our Savior. Your Pet Is Not Gone Forever. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. I've had the pleasure of caring for many pets throughout my life and I am grief stricken every time one of them passes away. Dealing with the loss of a pet is difficult, especially when you've been taught as a child and led to believe throughout the years by misinformed people such as parents, family, and friends that they are gone forever and that you'll never see them again. After losing my Black Lab back in December 2009 and then my Golden Retriever in 2011 I decided to find out for myself what the Bible had to say about the subject. What I found out was very comforting and I know you will be comforted too when you read this book.

From the Threshold of Heaven

significance is spiritual death; and an encircling darkness lurks in the background of our society. ... (Malachi 3:1) Justin Martyr wrote that it is in the nature of God to reveal what is going to come to pass; and Scripture teaches ...

From the Threshold of Heaven

This devotional study of the seasons of Advent and Lent will give you new insights into the wonder and glory of these seasons of the Church year. It will serve to evoke your memory and awaken images of your past religious experience. It will restore your soul and stir your remembrance of our Savior's sacrifice. Advent speaks to the soul's expectation of the Savior's coming, while lent is a manifestation of his mission and sacrifice. Advent begins the incredible interlude of the Mighty God come in human form to dwell among the people of earth. The Holy Spirit overshadows this grand event and tunes our hearts to the spiritual aura of the advent season. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and moves through the mystery of godliness. Tragedy is inherent in the season of lent. There is the betrayal by Judas, the trial before Pilate, and finally, the crucifixion. But the good news of Easter morning came before the breaking of the day. "He is not here, but risen even as he had said." Our faith emerged creative, redemptive, and heroic: We have a Living and Risen Savior. The Rev. Martin A. Recio served 30 years in the Pastoral Office. His degrees include a BA in history from Northwestern College: a BD from San Francisco Theological Seminary; and a JD from Lincoln Law School, Sacramento, California. He and his wife, Lorene, have one daughter, two sons, and seven grandchildren.

Yu Hsuan chi Remembered

ANOTHER'S BOOK REVIEW OF— PASSING UNDER HEAVEN by Justin Hill Justin Hill's novel is based on the life of the woman poet Yu Xiangji (c 844-868). It opens with the musings of Minister Li Zian in 903, more than 30 years after Yu Xiangji ...

Yu Hsuan chi  Remembered

This book is about the beheaded, Chinese Tang Poetess, Yu Hsuan-chi, Yu Xuanji remembered with Poetry and Prose by Jean Elizabeth Ward, American Poet Laureate. History combined with Poetry, Prose, and Found Poetry for a most interesting read.

Expository Dictionary of Bible Words

All nations “under heaven” are alluded to in Deut. ... 1:2 call “heaven and earth” as witnesses against the people of Israel in a divine lawsuit. ... In a related context, the passing away of heaven and earth is also cited in Matt.

Expository Dictionary of Bible Words

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "Searchable hyperlinked version of [the text]; Scripturelink Bible Study software for PC and PDA, which integrates the text ... with the following Bible texts and reference works: Bibles: King James version (Webster) with Strong's numbering, Young's literal, The Modern language Bible; commentaries: Matthew Henry's concise commentary, Gray's concise commentary; dictionaries: Smith's Bible dictionary, International standard Bible dictionary; topical: Nave's topical Bible, Torrey's New topical textbook; background: Bible history Old Testament, The life and times of Jesus the Messiah, Sketches of Jewish social life, The temple, its ministry and services; maps: Lightning Bible atlas, map backgrounds and site data."--P. [1174].

Under Heaven s Brow

Pre-Christian Religious Tradition in Chuuk Ward Hunt Goodenough ... A father sometimes instructed his children to bury him on land he was passing to them . ... It might also be taken to a remote area high 136 Under Heaven's Brow.

Under Heaven s Brow

For the people of Chuuk and for students of religion and Micronesian culture, this book pulls together and makes available in English the somewhat scattered published accounts (largely in German), along with Goodenough's own (as yet unpublished) information about religious beliefs and ritual practices in pre-Christian Chuuk. The materials are presented in a way that seeks to document and illustrate a particular approach, a functional one, to understanding the kinds of human concerns that give rise to religious behavior. Simply to describe traditional beliefs and rituals without the relevant social background information leaves the reader without any feeling for what were the emotional concerns, engendered by life in Chuukese society, that ritual practices helped people address. Ward Goodenough offers a theoretical introduction, the necessary background information about Chuuk and the ways in which members of Chuukese society experienced themselves and their fellows, the world view and overall set of beliefs providing the intellectual framework within which ritual practices were formulated and understood, and the various bodies of ritual practices. He concludes the book with a summary that pulls together how the rituals described appear to related to the emotional concerns that growing up and living in Chuuk tended to create.

A Concise Reader of Chinese Culture

It seemed to be mainly a matter of the will of heaven as to whether to pass the empire to the worthies and people of talent or to his own son; again, what was crucial was that Yu's act of passing the empire to his own son complied with ...

A Concise Reader of Chinese Culture

This book uses the mutual interactions between Chinese and Western culture as a point of departure in order to concisely introduce the origins and evolution of Chinese culture at the aspects of constitution, thinking, values and atheistic. This book also analyzes utensil culture, constitution culture and ideology culture, which were perfected by absorbing classic arguments from academia. As such, the book offers an essential guide to understanding the development, civilization and key ideologies in Chinese history, and will thus help to promote Chinese culture and increase cultural awareness.

History of Chinese Philosophy in the Ming Dynasty

Although at first they felt ashamed, they later became contented, seeing the world under Heaven as their great estate, passing it down to their children and grandchildren, and enjoying it without end” (Waiting for the Dawn: “The Origins ...

History of Chinese Philosophy in the Ming Dynasty

This book starts with the classification of the main views of different thinkers after the study of the original materials, which covers all the thinkers’ thoughts and conceptions. A major objective of this book is to reveal the ideas of the philosophers. Key ideological opinions are stated with the former discussion of exact questions and further clarification of their philosophical meaning, which enables the readers to better understand the meaning and value of the philosophical thoughts. Since the logic and history are in accordance with each other, a frame of conception is formed then. Then, the author clearly explains the logical relationship in the frame mentioned before, as well as the formation of the key concepts and their relationship.

The Student s Journal

Have you Heaven is gathering up everything that is attractive . In that ... They were ours on earth , they are ours in Heaven . ... something in the tread of the heart , indicates we are passing on , passing under the spring blossoms ...

The Student s Journal


Under Heaven s Bridge

He glanced at the ghost symbols on the window they were passing. “Only an Eskimo would know what to call last night's weather. I rub noses, but I don't savvy the one billion distinctions among different kinds of snow.

Under Heaven s Bridge

A multinational expedition has landed on the planet Onogoro, a cold and dour world circling one star of a binary pair. Their objective is to investigate a strange alien race, known to the human visitors as the Kybers. These aliens, dwelling in a great network of ruined palaces, are partly biological creatures and partly machines, with the ability to switch themselves off at will. Expedition scientists discover that the Kyber's sun is soon to blaze up in a nova, yet the Kybers are not alarmed.

Passing by the Dragon

The heretic label stuck, and the reputation of O. E. Parker's wife, Sarah Ruth, has suffered accordingly. ... or image of male or female, the similitude of any beasts, that are upon the earth, or of birds, that fly under heaven, or of ...

Passing by the Dragon

This book attempts a close reading of the fiction of Flannery O'Connor, story by story, with one eye on her use of the Bible, and her view of the Bible in relation to her own work. After introductory chapters on O'Connor's markings in her own Roman Catholic Bible, her book reviews in diocesan newspapers, and her impatience with her wayward readers, Michaels looks first at her two novels, Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away, and then at seventeen of her short stories from her two collections, A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Everything That Rises Must Converge. Michaels takes notice of O'Connor's explicit references to the Bible (or Bibles) in her stories, and looks more particularly to the ways in which the stories are driven at least in part by specific biblical texts. Among the themes that emerge are alienation or displacement, what it means to be "good," the relation between body and spirit and between the Old Testament and the New, issues of race and gender, and above all what O'Connor once called "the action of grace in territory held largely by the devil."

The Faithful Minister of Christ Passing to His Final Reward a Sermon on 2 Tim Iv 7 8 Occasioned by the Death of the Rev R Newton D D

“ I have thought , ” says the venerable Founder of our Societies , “ I am a creature of a day , passing through life as an arrow through the air ... I want to know one thing the way to heaven ; how to land safe on that happy shore .

The Faithful Minister of Christ Passing to His Final Reward  a Sermon  on 2 Tim  Iv  7  8  Occasioned by the Death of the Rev  R  Newton  D D


Annals of the Society of the Holy childhood

Let us rather detail what is actually passing under our own eyes . ... The largest number of these little ones passed to Heaven almost immediately after their baptism , and almost all before they arrived at years of discretion .

Annals of the Society of the Holy childhood


Behind Heaven s Curtain

Coax me into joy at the passing of every trial and dry my tears with the breath of your Spirit. Help me to stay and pray when ... Make my heart gold and my intentions silver, and may my every sincere action be worth noting under heaven.

Behind Heaven s Curtain

William Scott has done it again, in this his third romance book "Behind Heaven's Curtain." He daringly breaks new ground in the solemn arenas of sex and romance in today's modern society. "There is a place of unique creativity in the heart where dreams thrive upon the feats of our greatest hopes," he writes. His practical yet bold approach to love and intimacy within the confines of marriage has won its place here within the pages of this book. William Scott is both a writer and a published author. He resides in New Britain, Connecticut, and was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. The author can be contacted at: [email protected] A note to the reader: Children under the age of 18 are not encouraged to read the content enclosed in this book. -William Scott

Imperial China 1350 1900

challenge of the Christian-inspired Taiping Rebellion (1851–1864), issued a stirring proclamation to the ... But also, in the passing of the Mandate in the twentieth-century 1911 and 1949 revolutions, the decree of Heaven is no longer ...

Imperial China  1350   1900

This clear and engaging book provides a concise overview of the Ming-Qing epoch (1368–1912), China’s last imperial age. Beginning with the end of the Mongol domination of China in 1368, this five-century period was remarkable for its continuity and stability until its downfall in the Revolution of 1911. Viewing the Ming and Qing dynasties as a coherent era characterized by the fruition of diverse developments from earliest times, Jonathan Porter traces the growth of imperial autocracy, the role of the educated Confucian elite as custodians of cultural authority, the significance of ritual as the grounding of political and social order, the tension between monarchy and bureaucracy in political discourse, the evolution of Chinese cultural identity, and the perception of the “barbarian” and other views of the world beyond China. As the climax of traditional Chinese history and the harbinger of modern China in the twentieth century, Porter argues that imperial China must be explored for its own sake as well as for the essential foundation it provides in understanding contemporary China, and indeed world history writ large.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

See Iba ́rruri, Dolores Pasqualino Settebellezze (Wertmu ̈ller), 4:353 Passing (Larsen), 2:425 Passing under Heaven (Hill), 4:458 Passion (Perpetua), 3:444–445 Passion Flowers (Howe), 2:497 passive resistance.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

This encyclopedia captures the experiences of women throughout world history and illuminates how they have influenced and been influenced by these historical, social, and demographic changes. It contains over 1,300 signed articles covering six main areas: biographies; geography and history; comparative culture and society; organizations and movements; womens and gender studies; and topics in world history.

A Commentary on the Revelation of St John the Divine

CHAPTER XXI . first heaven and the first earth A sand a snow earth korea vine wesen basere saway ; and there ... This judgment we gospel , what can the passing away of found to refer not to the future state , the former heaven and earth ...

A Commentary on the Revelation of St  John  the Divine