Wing to Wing Oar to Oar

... that I must carry a well - planed oar until I come to a people who know nothing of the sea , whose food is never seasoned with salt , strangers all to ships with their crimson prows and long slim oars , wings that make ships fly .


Author: Amy A. Kass


ISBN: STANFORD:36105028566375

Category: Religion

Page: 636

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Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar: Courting and Marrying is an anthology of source readings offered as a response to the contemporary cultural silence surrounding love that leads to marriage. It addresses important questions that emerge not from theory, but from practice: Why marry? Is this love? How can I find and win the right one to marry? What about sex? Why a wedding and the promises of marriage? What can married life be like? Using readings taken mainly from classic texts of Homer, Herodotus, Plato, Aquinas, Erasmus, Shakespeare, Rousseau, Austen, Tolstoy, C.S. Lewis, Miss Manners, and many others, this collection challenges our unexamined opinions, expands our sympathies, elevates our gaze. It offers a higher kind of sex education, one that prepares hearts and minds for romance leading to lasting marriage. and introduces us to possibilities open to human beings in everyday life that may be undreamt of in our current philosophizing.

Eugene Peterson Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places Eat This Book Practise Resurrection

... rhythmic coordination: 'wing to wing and oar to oar'.7 Intimate relationships within the husband-and-wife 'one body' of marriage are not static but dynamic, in constant, swift and moving mutuality: 'wing to wing and oar to oar'.


Author: Eugene Peterson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473682627

Category: Religion

Page: 1000

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This collection combines some of Eugene Peterson's landmark Spiritual Theology series: CHRIST PLAYS IN TEN THOUSAND PLACES, EAT THIS BOOK and PRACTISE RESURRECTION. Eugene Peterson's Spiritual Theology series provides a completely fresh evaluation of Christian Spirituality, past, present and future. The best-selling author of THE MESSAGE draws on the very latest scholarship and understanding of biblical revelation, and will represent the most thorough and significant work on contemporary Christian Spirituality by an evangelical author. Most writings in the field of spiritual theology represent mere dabblings. The more significant endeavours are impenetrably academic. Petrson's masterwork, which has been years in the making, is designed for those who are comfortable with being stretched, as well as pastors, academics and lay leaders. For both academic and serious lay audiences; foundational reading for the twenty-first century church.

Down to Earth Spirituality

( Amy Kass and Leon Kass , “ Genesis 29–31 : Jacob Finds a Wife , ” in Kass and Kass , Wing to Wing , p . ... Amy A. Kass and Leon R. Kass , introduction to Wing to Wing , Oar to Oar : Readings on Courting and Marrying , ed .


Author: R. Paul Stevens

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830823832

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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Examining the Genesis account of Jacob, R. Paul Stevens reveals how we can encounter God in the ordinary, boring stuff of daily life.

All for Love

Two such as you with such a master speed Cannot be parted nor be swept away From one another once you are agreed That life is only life forevermore Together wing to wing and oar to oar . ROBERT FROST Real love stories never have endings ...


Author: Patrick Regan

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740761870

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 96

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No matter how many times the depths of love have been plumbed, there is still always more to be said. This humble Little Book presents a survey of some of the most memorable words ever written on love-from ancient times to modern. The sophisticated art of Mary Claire Smith illustrates this fresh new volume.

Everyday Glory

2 (2001): 322–31. 9. Budziszewski, On the Meaning of Sex, 47–48. 10. Budziszewski, On the Meaning of Sex, 51–52. 11. Gilbert Meilaender, “Men and Women—Can We Be Friends?,” in Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar: Readings on Courting and Marrying, ...


Author: Gerald R. McDermott

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493415588

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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How do we know and speak about God's relation to this world? Does God reveal himself through his creation? This book recaptures a Christian vision of all reality: that the world is full of divine signs that are openings into God's glory. Bringing together insights from some of the tradition's greatest thinkers--Edwards, Newman, and Barth--Gerald McDermott resurrects a robust theology of creation for Protestants. He shows how and where meaning can be found outside the church and special revelation in various realms of creation, including nature, science, law, history, animals, sex, and sports.

Leading a Worthy Life

CHAPTER 3 – THE HIGHER SEX EDUCATION 3 The full text is available in Amy A. Kass and Leon R. Kass, eds., Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar: Readings in Courting and Marrying (South Bend, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2000), pp. 353–64.


Author: Leon R. Kass

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781641770996

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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Most American young people, like their ancestors, harbor desires for a worthy life: a life of meaning, a life that makes sense. But they are increasingly confused about what such a life might look like, and how they might, in the present age, be able to live one. With a once confident culture no longer offering authoritative guidance, the young are now at sea—regarding work, family, religion, and civic identity. The true, the good, and the beautiful have few defenders, and the higher cynicism mocks any innocent love of wisdom or love of country. We are supercompetent regarding efficiency and convenience; we are at a loss regarding what it’s all for. Yet because the old orthodoxies have crumbled, our “interesting time” paradoxically offers genuine opportunities for renewal and growth. The old Socratic question “How to live?” suddenly commands serious attention. Young Americans, if liberated from the prevailing cynicism, will readily embrace weighty questions and undertake serious quests for a flourishing life. All they (and we) need is encouragement. This book provides that necessary encouragement by illuminating crucial—and still available—aspects of a worthy life, and by defending them against their enemies. With chapters on love, family, and friendship; human excellence and human dignity; teaching, learning, and truth; and the great human aspirations of Western civilization, it offers help to both secular and religious readers, to people who are looking on their own for meaning and to people who are looking to deepen what they have been taught or to square it with the spirit of our times.

I Do or Do I

Beth L. Bailey, From Front Porch to Back Seat, cited in Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar, 34. 10. The origin of the term date to describe these social outings probably stems from the economic exchange involved in obtaining the services of a ...


Author: J. Robin Maxson

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736945486

Category: Religion

Page: 263

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“I want to get married.” If you’re a Christian single, chances are good that thought has crossed your mind. You think about getting married and wonder if someday God will lead you to the soul mate He’s chosen specially for you. But decisions about whether to marry and whom to marry have never been more complicated. Opinions about singleness, dating, sex, and marriage have undergone tremendous changes as our culture continues to move away from biblical values and practices. Given the current complexity, it’s vital that you find sure-footed answers to two key questions: What does the Bible say about marriage? How do I discover God’s will for me when it comes to finding a mate? “I Do” or Do I? is the ideal guide to help you answer these questions. It will equip you to think about marriage within the whole scope of your relationship with God and will enable you to discover your unique place in His world—whether single or married.

Christian Love

Amy Kass and Leon Kass , eds . , Wing to Wing , Oar to Oar : Readings on Court- ing and Marrying ( Notre Dame , IN : University of Notre Dame Press , 2000 ) , 220 . 15. Henry Chadwick , trans . , Confessions ( Oxford : Oxford University ...


Author: Bernard V. Brady

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589012968

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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Bernard Brady has given us a rare, delightful, and thought-provoking book—a volume that belongs on the desk or the bed-stand of anyone in search of the rich and varied dimensions of Christian love. Christians are taught that God is love and are commanded to love, their neighbors and their enemies. These truths are not controversial. What is controversial and, indeed, has been controversial throughout the history of Christianity is the meaning of this love. This book explores the tradition of Christian reflection on the meaning, and experience of love, loving, and being loved. Many books have been written about Christian love, but no book has gathered together this kind of primary source material and covered such a wide range of perspectives, allowing the reader to engage directly with the thought and experience of some of the greatest Christian minds on the topic of love. Bernard Brady covers with remarkable clarity the breadth and depth of discussions on Christian love from the Bible to contemporary experience to create this-a survey of how Christians through the ages have understood love. Beginning of course with the Bible, Brady examines the key writings and thinkers on the nature of Christian love: St. Augustine; mystics such as Bernard of Clairvaux, Hadewich, and Julian of Norwich; the great tradition and literature of courtly love, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Sören Kierkegaard, and others. In addition, Brady devotes chapters to several 20th century figures whose lives seemingly embodied Christian love: Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Pope John Paul II. Finally, Christian Love addresses contemporary deliberations over the meaning of love with an analysis of the modern writings of Martin D'Arcy, Reinhold Niebuhr, Jules Toner, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Gene Outka, Margaret Farley, Edward Vacek, and Don Browning. In a synthesizing concluding chapter, Brady offers his own insightful and introspective understanding of the substance of Christian love, suggesting that it is an affective affirmation of another, that it is both responsive and unitive, and that it is steadfast and enduring. As a beautiful contemplative companion to one's own spiritual understanding, or as a thoughtful and meaningful gift, Christian Love is in every sense a treasure to behold, read, and share with those you love.

Singleness Marriage and the Will of God

Let me root, root, root for the home team, If they don't win, it's a shame. For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out, At the old ball game.” Bailey, From FrontPorch to Back Seat, cited in Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar, 32.


Author: J. Robin Maxson

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736945493

Category: Religion

Page: 402

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Not everyone will marry or should, but virtually all single adults think about marriage. And all make decisions that either maintain their singleness or attempt to change it. This book, by the authors of the groundbreaking Decision Making and the Will of God, offers an in-depth tutorial to help singles apply biblical principles to the critical choices they confront: Do I want to get married? Are there good reasons to remain single? What sort of person should I consider as a potential spouse? How do I look for a mate? What should I do if no spouse shows up? What is God's role in the decision-making process? This comprehensive volume will equip readers to make wise choices about marriage according to the will of God. It's also an invaluable resource for parents, counselors, and pastors.

Practice Resurrection

Wing. to. wing. and. oar. to. oar”. “Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ” (Eph. 5:21) is the lead sentence on the practice of resurrection in household and workplace. It is followed by naming eight representative “one ...


Author: Eugene H. Peterson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467438216

Category: Religion

Page: 321

View: 654

Winner of Christianity Today's 2011 award for best book in spirituality Though bringing people to new birth in Christ through evangelism is essential, says Eugene Peterson, isn't growth in Christ equally essential? Yet the American church by and large does not treat Christian maturity and character formation with much urgency. In Practice Resurrection Peterson brings the voice of Scripture -- especially Paul's letter to the Ephesians -- and the voice of the contemporary Christian congregation together to unpack the crucial truth of what it means to fully grow up to the "stature of Christ."