An erotic, Gothic thriller set in rural Dorset in the late 19th Century, a period when educated women were beginning to question their sexuality. The Society of Sin was conceived on a hot and sticky summer's evening inside a mansion house on a large country estate when, after an opium-fuelled night of passion, Lady P and her close friend Samantha Powerstock succumbed to desires they had both repressed for years. Now, a year later, they have invite a select few to join their exclusive association. But only genuine hedonists need apply. Prospective members are interrogated over a sumptuous dinner then given an assignment which they must fulfil. Failure to do so results in instant expulsion and the prospect of being 'named and shamed' in the exclusive circles they currently frequent. However, successful completion of the task opens for them a Pandora's box of pain and pleasure.
Dark spiritual powers are at work in the world and the church has to receive a renewed sense of its mission to be a shining light. However, many believe that the negative overtones of unpalatable Bible concepts could be more easily absorbed if the listeners were engaged on another level. This book examines the basis of such engagement and draws comparisons with more traditional approaches. The challenge for those who are eager to evangelise in a pluralist culture is to recognise afresh the many-faceted Gospel and to find new ways of communicating its core concepts, such as sin and atonement,in the midst of what some have described as a "sinless" society. The research in this volume was conducted in the context of a post-Catholic Irish society that has largely abandoned the absolutes of a disgraced hierachy.
Trinity of Sin - The Phantom Stranger Vol. 2: Breach of Faith (The New 52)
Trinity of Sin - Phantom Stranger Vol. 3: The Crack in Creation (The New 52)
It is 1863, and as a reluctant Inspector of Vice, Campbell Lawless undertakes a reckoning of London’s houses of ill repute, a shadowy netherworld of frayed glamour and double standards, mesmerising and unspeakable by turns. From the erotic booksellers of Holywell Street to the alleys of Haymarket, he discovers backstreet cast-offs and casualties of the society bordellos, and becomes fascinated by a musician who has established a foundation for fallen women. But his inquiries draw the attention of powerful men, who can be merciless in defending their reputations. Lawless must unlock the heart of a clandestine network, before he too is silenced...
From Sin to Salvation – Stories of Women?s Conversations 1800 to the Present
A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith – With On My Religion
A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith – With "On My Religion"
A tale of sin, punishment and atonement, The Scarlet Letter exposes the moral rigidity of a 17th-Century Puritan New England community when faced with the illegitimate child of a young mother. Regarded as the first real heroine of American fiction, it is Hester Prynne's strength of character that resonates with the reader when her harsh sentence is cast. It is in her refusal to reveal the identity of the father in the face of her accusers that Hawthorne champions his heroine and berates the weakness of society for attacking the innocent.
The contemporary Irish context presents a totally changed, and still changing, religious, political and cultural landscape, which has undoubtedly affected attitudes, beliefs and practices of people across generations. From being a ‘sin-dominated,’ ‘guilt-ridden’ culture, Ireland appears to have emerged as a comparatively ‘sinless’ society, at least on an individual level, with sin and guilt being confined to the collective arena. After examining theological and biblical perspectives on sin and guilt from an evangelical standpoint and outlining the major shifts in societal thinking on these concepts, this piece of research records and analyses data obtained during interviews with young evangelicals, to ascertain to what extent contemporary cultural views and/or their church teaching and experience have influenced their understanding of sin and guilt. The findings suggest some interesting learning points for current church leaders.