The Return of the Prodigal Son

The Return of the Prodigal Son


  • Release: 2013-11-20
  • Publisher: Image
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 160 page
  • ISBN: 9780804152129
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With over a million copies sold, this classic work is essential reading for all who ask, “Where has my struggle led me?” A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on an unforgettable spiritual adventure. Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within where God has chosen to dwell. As Nouwen reflects on Rembrandt’s painting in light of his own life journey, he evokes a powerful drama of the classic parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son’s return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s resentfulness, and the father’s compassion. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. The challenge to love as God loves, and to be loved as God’s beloved, will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and is here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.

Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son


  • Release: 2009
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 469 page
  • ISBN: 9780553593327
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In a reworking of Mary Shelley's classic horror novel, Detective Carson O'Connor and her partner, Michael Maddison, are confronted by a serial killer in search of victims that possess the humanity missing in himself.

The Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son


  • Release: 1868
  • Publisher: S. Rose, Wesleyan Book Room
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 96 page
  • ISBN: HARVARD:HN3BZM
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The Prodigal Son in English and American Literature

The Prodigal Son in English and American Literature


  • Release: 2019-02-14
  • Publisher: Biblical Refigurations
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9780198817291
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The Parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the best-known stories in the Bible. It has captured the imagination of commentators, preachers and writers. Alison M. Jack explores the reconfiguring of the character of the Prodigal Son and his family in literature in English. She considers diverse literary periods and genres in which the paradigm is particularly prevalent, such as Elizabethan literature, the work of Shakespeare, the novels of female Victorian writers, the American short story tradition, novels focused on the lives of ordained ministers, and the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Iain Crichton Smith. Drawing on scholarship from biblical and literary studies, this study demonstrates the remarkable potency of the parable in generating new, and at times contradictory, meanings in different contexts. Historical and literary criticism are brought into dialogue to explore this remarkably resilient and nimble character as he dances through drama, novels and poetry across the centuries.