A Question of Mercy

A Question of Mercy
A Play Based on the Essay by Richard Selzer

by David Rabe

  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release : 2007-12-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0802196845
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Tony Award–winning playwright of Hurlyburly “confronts the timely topic of assisted suicide . . . an affirmation of dignity that rings clear and true” (Variety). David Rabe is one of America’s finest dramatists. In A Question of Mercy, he explores the controversial and emotional issue of euthanasia, delving deep into the ties that bind friends and lovers. Thomas and Anthony are lovers struggling with Anthony’s final, exhausting battle with AIDS. Joined by their friend Susanah and a retired doctor, whose help Thomas has requested, they fashion a heartbreaking friendship as they work through the stages of a plan to relieve Anthony of his illness and his life. Rabe creates a passionate depiction of four people confronted with the reality of a loved one’s fight with death and a compelling dramatic event that poses the question: “What would you do?” “A moving and enlightening experience.” —Backstage “Completely gripping. This life and death tale questions the moral implications involved with assisted suicide, and the honor behind the action. A serious and provocative night at the theatre.” —Theasy Praise for David Rabe “Few contemporary dramatists have dealt with violence, physical and psychological, more impressively than Rabe.” —Kirkus Reviews “A remarkable storyteller.” —Chicago Tribune “Rabe’s mastery of dialogue is the equal of Pinter and Mamet put together . . . full of a measured Mafia formality played against Jacobean terrors, blood lust, horror and revenge raised to an unlikely poetry dazed by equally unlikely insights.” —The Boston Globe

A Question of Mercy

A Question of Mercy
A Novel

by Elizabeth Cox

  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 1611177235
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The mysterious death of a mentally disabled boy sends his stepsister on the run in this historical novel by the Robert Penn Warren Award–winning author. Rural North Carolina, 1950s. When young Adam Finney is found dead in a river, his teenaged stepsister, Jess Booker, is sought for questioning by the police. Making a desperate escape, Jess treks and hitchhikes across four states to a boarding house in tiny Lula, Alabama. Pursued by a mysterious car with a faded “I Like Ike” sticker, she is also haunted by memories of her mother’s early death, her father’s distressing marriage to Adam’s mother, the loving bond she formed with Adam, and her boyfriend Sam’s troubling letters from the thick of combat in the Korean War. In Lula, Jess finds a respite among a curious surrogate family, as well as the strength to return home and face the questions she cannot answer about her stepbrother’s death. Set in the mid-twentieth-century South, A Question of Mercy examines individual freedom and responsibility, as well as America’s legacy of shameful practices regarding the mentally disabled. Through her vibrant characters and lush southern settings, Elizabeth Cox illuminates the moral, ethical, and seemingly unnatural decisions people face when caring for society’s weakest members. Foreword by Dos-Passos Prize–winning author Jill McCorkle

A Question of Mercy

A Question of Mercy
A Book

by David Rabe

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781322358284
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Question of Mercy

A Question of Mercy
A Book

by Gregory D'Angelo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Doctor Stories

The Doctor Stories
A Book

by Richard Selzer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN : 9780312186876
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of short fiction captures the emotions experienced by doctors, patients, and families as they face dramatic life and death situations and includes the new novella "Avalanche."

Rules of Mercy

Rules of Mercy
A Book

by Ciara Graves

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mages. Sirens. Demons. Dragons. Gryphons. A Federal Paranormal Unit. Attackers of magic. The Mercy Temple Chronicles will hook you! Mercy Temple lives in a world where paranormals are a thing. Humans know of their existence, but the two species don’t interact. Or so it is thought. She’s a bounty hunter. She’s good at what she does. There’s been a killing in Sector 18. Not just any old sector. The werewolf sector. Not just any old killing. An alpha. And as for the timing? A few short days before the full moon, when all the werewolves will be shifting and wreaking havoc. So what’s Mercy got to do with this? She’s been hired to find the killer. What about our favorite Fed? Demon Rafael? He’s been assigned to bring the killer in. And to find the mysterious bounty hunter. Then why does he find himself allied with Bowen and Damian suddenly? Warning: Unputdownable action-packed fantasy, with mages, sirens, demons, dragons, gryphons and a Federal Paranormal Unit

The Beatitude of Mercy

The Beatitude of Mercy
Love Watches Over Justice

by Terry A. Veling

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2015-03-11
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1725235145
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is the relationship between justice and mercy? This is not merely a speculative question; it goes to the heart of many of our activities as human beings in both our personal and social relationships. How can I live with my fellow human beings in ways that are both just and merciful? The Beatitude of Mercy is a meditative exploration of this question. While it recognizes the importance of social justice--as a mutual indebtedness--it argues that without social mercy, even justice itself cannot save us. Mercy is not a countermeasure or complement to justice; rather, mercy "watches over justice." Mercy does not seek to thwart or deny justice's rightful claims, but to ensure that our practices of justice are never conducted solely according to calculation and measurement, but are also weighed or motivated by mercy and love.

End of Its Rope

End of Its Rope
How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice

by Brandon L. Garrett

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2017-09-25
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 0674981960
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Today, death sentences in the U.S. are as rare as lightning strikes. Brandon Garrett shows us the reasons why, and explains what the failed death penalty experiment teaches about the effect of inept lawyering, overzealous prosecution, race discrimination, wrongful convictions, and excessive punishments throughout the criminal justice system.

Dynamic Power Through Prayer

Dynamic Power Through Prayer
A Solution-Focused Prayer Manual

by Dr.Pierre Noel Dutes Sr.

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2010-09-17
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781453569948
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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DYNAMIC POWER THROUGH PRAYER A Solution- focused Prayer Manual Should I use a tallit, prayer beads, statues or oil etc. when Im praying? What causes God to reject certain prayers? If married, what does my relationship with my wife have to do with prayer? Should I have a good relationship with others for God to answer my prayer? Not all prayer is effective! Dynamic power through prayer taps into more than just the act of praying. It attempts to answer some of the most controversial issues that deal with prayer. Filled with scriptural prayers for diverse situations, it may be used for personal devotions, instruction, meditation, and family prayer. Most of the topical prayers contain a power verse, a power definition with the etymology of the word in Hebrew or Greek, as well as detailed explanations with supporting Biblical verses. Therefore, some leaders or lay persons will find it useful in directing services, in preparing sermons and even giving on the spot sermons. It contains such topics as: Prayer For Time Management Prayer For a Wife, Prayer for Sexual Potency, Prayer In time of opposition Prayer To Be Released From Prison Prayer For Someone Who Committed a Murder The solution to any situation may be found in prayer! Pray Away!

The Family Question and Other Plays

The Family Question and Other Plays
A Book

by Dickson M. Mwansa

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1493141236
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection contains nine most important works written and performed between 1973 and 1989. Three of the plays won first positions in national drama competitions (The Cell, the Family Question, and the Headmaster and the Rascals). Subsequently, the Family Question was performed in Detroit and published in Chicago by Bedford publishers. the Cell has been reviewed in various journals and books, Father Kalo commissioned by the Ministry of Health and John Hopkins School of Medicine was a campaign play against the spread of HIV and AIDS. Themes that preoccupy the author include alienation for returnees from the diaspora in Europe and the USA, power and its corrupting influences, ethnicity and with its offshoots of overdependence and nepotism, and intricate relationship encompassing HIV/AIDS, love and marriage. They are multilayered plays variously classified as tragic comedies, allegories, satires, characterised by high sense of humour.

Justice, Migration, and Mercy

Justice, Migration, and Mercy
A Book

by Michael Blake

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2019-11-15
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0190879564
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Political controversy about migration is becoming more frequent, more heated, and for certain groups, decidedly more urgent. This raises pressing questions not only in the realms of policy-making and public discourse, but also for philosophical accounts of migration. Do liberal states have the right to exclude unwanted outsiders, or should all borders be open? How should we begin to theorize the morality of refugee and asylum policy? If states can exclude unwanted outsiders, what ethical principles govern the determination of who gets in? Justice, Migration, and Mercy offers a way in which these questions might be answered by providing a vision of how we can understand the political morality of migration. Michael Blake offers a novel, and plausible, account of the right to exclude on which that right is grounded on a more fundamental right to avoid unwanted forms of political relationship. Far from simply justifying exclusion, however, Blake examines the best justifications for exclusion in an effort to determine its limits. In doing so, he challenges the current global realities of migration which ensure open borders for a select few and closed borders for the majority, most often the most marginalized in society. His account sheds light on more specific questions of justice in migration, such as the permissibility of travel bans and carrier sanctions. He also offers a particular vision about how to go beyond questions of right and liberal justice, towards a declaration of the sort of community we wish to be. Blake then identifies the moral notion of mercy as a central one for the moral analysis of migration, a move which leads to the conclusion that we ought to show mercy and justice in constructing migration policy as well as in public debate.

Discussion Between ... John L. Shinn, of the Universalist Church and ... Mark H. Forscutt, of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Held at Rock Creek, Ills., August 10th-13th, 1875

Discussion Between ... John L. Shinn, of the Universalist Church and ... Mark H. Forscutt, of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Held at Rock Creek, Ills., August 10th-13th, 1875
A Book

by John L. Shinn

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1876
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Saving Mercy

Saving Mercy
A Book

by Ciara Graves

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mages. Sirens. Demons. Dragons. Gryphons. A Federal Paranormal Unit. Attackers of magic. The Mercy Temple Chronicles will hook you! The penultimate book in the Mercy Temple Chronicles Saga!! Mercy and her accomplices are knee deep in enemies, and many of those are hybrids. Until a new enemy arises, the nefaries, beings made of shadow, untouchable by the typical weapons. Rafael’s former home in Sector 2 is no longer an abandoned area. There’s been talk of a resurgence in the population in Sector 2. Except it’s not the kind of population that makes Rafael--or anyone--happy. Now, Mercy and the gang have to come up with plans to invade Sector 2 and to find and destroy Shuval. Except there are traitors amongst her tight-knit group. And now she and Rafael find themselves in a fight for not only their friends and their cause, but for their very existence! Warning: Unputdownable action-packed fantasy, with mages, sirens, demons, dragons, gryphons and a Federal Paranormal Unit.

The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim's Progress
From this World to that which is to Come ...

by John Bunyan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Summa Theologica, Volume 3 (Part II, Second Section)

Summa Theologica, Volume 3 (Part II, Second Section)
A Book

by St Thomas Aquinas

  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release : 2013-01-01
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 1602065578
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Summa Theologica is the best-known work of Italian philosopher, scholar, and Dominican friar SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS (1225 1274), widely considered the Catholic Church s greatest theologian. Famously consulted (immediately after the Bible) on religious questions at the Council of Trent, Aquinas s masterpiece has been considered a summary of official Church philosophy ever since. Aquinas considers approximately 10,000 questions on Church doctrine covering the roles and nature of God, man, and Jesus, then lays out objections to Church teachings and systematically confronts each, using Biblical verses, theologians, and philosophers to bolster his arguments. In Volume III, Aquinas addresses: faith and heresy charity peace and war mercy, anger, and justice prayer truth and much more. This massive work of scholarship, spanning five volumes, addresses just about every possible query or argument that any believer or atheist could have, and remains essential, more than seven hundred years after it was written, for clergy, religious historians, and serious students of Catholic thought."

The Quality of Mercy

The Quality of Mercy
A Book

by Barry Unsworth

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-10-31
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 144810744X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is the spring of 1767, two years after the events of Barry Unsworth’s Booker Prize-winning novel Sacred Hunger. Erasmus Kemp, the son of a Liverpool slave ship owner, has had the rebellious sailors of his father’s ship brought back to London to stand trial on charges of mutiny and piracy. However, Sullivan, the Irish fiddler, has escaped and is making his way on foot to the north of England, stealing and scamming as he goes. In London, Kemp is looking to invest some of his fortune on Britain’s new industries: coal-mining and steel. When he receives a tip about some mines for sale in East Durham, Kemp sees the business opportunity he has been waiting for, and he too makes his way north, to the very same village that Sullivan is heading for...

Waves of Mercy

Waves of Mercy
A Book

by Lynn Austin

  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1441230548
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Austin Returns with a Multi-Generational Historical Novel Geesje de Jonge crossed the ocean at age seventeen with her parents and a small group of immigrants from the Netherlands to settle in the Michigan wilderness. Fifty years later, in 1897, she's asked to write a memoir of her early experiences as the town celebrates its anniversary. Reluctant at first, she soon uncovers memories and emotions hidden all these years, including the story of her one true love. At the nearby Hotel Ottawa Resort on the shore of Lake Michigan, twenty-three-year-old Anna Nicholson is trying to ease the pain of a broken engagement to a wealthy Chicago banker. But her time of introspection is disturbed after a violent storm aboard a steamship stirs up memories of a childhood nightmare. As more memories and dreams surface, Anna begins to question who she is and whether she wants to return to her wealthy life in Chicago. When she befriends a young seminary student who is working at the hotel for the summer, she finds herself asking him all the questions that have been troubling her. Neither Geesje nor Anna, who are different in every possible way, can foresee the life-altering surprises awaiting them before the summer ends.

The Name of God Is Mercy

The Name of God Is Mercy
A Book

by Pope Francis

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2016-01-12
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0399588647
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart—mercy—which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains—through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor—why “mercy is the first attribute of God.” God “does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins,” he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts—on the contrary, its duty is to go out into the world to find its way into the consciousness of people so that they can assume responsibility for, and move away from, the bad things they have done. The first Jesuit and the first South American to be elected Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has traveled around the world spreading God’s message of mercy to the largest crowds in papal history. Clear and profound, The Name of God Is Mercy resonates with this desire to reach all those who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds. It is being published in more than eighty countries around the world. “The name of God is mercy. There are no situations we cannot get out of, we are not condemned to sink into quicksand.”—Pope Francis Praise for The Name of God Is Mercy “Francis speaks succinctly—and with refreshing forthrightness. . . . He emphasizes moral sincerity over dogma, an understanding of the complexities of the world and individual experience over rigid doctrine. . . . The pope has an easy conversational style that moves effortlessly between folksy sayings and erudite allusions, between common-sense logic and impassioned philosophical insights.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “What makes his book most moving is the way in which this man, without disrespecting his own privacy or offering false bromides of modesty, opens the sacred space of his conscience to explain how he came to center his ministry, and now his papacy, around mercy.”—James Carroll, The New Yorker “As he has done throughout his papacy, Pope Francis shows in this book a compelling way to present God’s love anew to a skeptical world without denying the ancient teachings of faith. But now he is challenging the entire Church to trek a new way forward.”—Time “Francis enjoys sharing personal stories of God’s grace and mercy in the lives of parishioners from his native Argentina, people he has known and who have recognized themselves as sinners.”—The Washington Post “Powerful . . . Francis’s book signals a plea for a change of attitude on the part of the faithful and their pastors. . . . Bishops and priests will talk and quarrel over the text for months, even years to come. And that, perhaps, is what Francis intends.”—Financial Times “Deepens his calls for a more merciful Catholic Church . . . The question-and-answer book is told in simple, breezy language, with the pope referring to experiences and people in his own life.”—Newsday “Francis has offered his most detailed outline yet for the role of the Catholic church in the modern era.”—National Catholic Reporter Translated by Oonagh Stransky

The Quality of Mercy

The Quality of Mercy
One brave couple's struggle for a dignified death

by Ross Anderson

  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release : 2014-05-28
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9781741153163
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Before you judge me, ask yourself what you would do in my situation.' In May 1999, Ross Anderson's wife and soul mate, Irene, received the death penalty. Diagnosed with terminal, inoperable and incurable cancer of the pancreas, the medical profession gave her six months to live. One thousand and seventy-one days later, at the age of fifty-three, Irene died, having been lovingly cared for by her husband and daughter. This is the story of an ordinary man who took the law into his own hands so he could comply with Irene's wish to die on her own terms. It is a potent and controversial addition to the ongoing debate about assisted suicide.

Summa Theologiae Supplementum 69-99

Summa Theologiae Supplementum 69-99
A Book

by St. Thomas Aquinas

  • Publisher : Emmaus Academic
  • Release : 2012-12-01
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 1623401216
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The most important work of the towering intellectual of the Middle Ages, Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae remains one of the great seminal works of philosophy and theology, while extending to subjects as diverse as law and government, sacraments and liturgy, and psychology and ethics. In his third and final part of the Summa Theologiae, Thomas Aquinas begins to address the life of Christ, lived out both in Jesus himself, and in each of the baptized through the sacraments.