The Pursuit Of Pleasure In The Pleasure Of Another

Author: F. Darby Livingston
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1602662088
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The Pursuit Of Pleasure In The Pleasure Of Another from the Author: F. Darby Livingston. A JOYFUL, HOPE-FILLED MARRIAGE! "Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love" (Proverbs 5:18-19). Is your marriage blessed, joyful, delightful, intoxicating? That's how God wants it to be. God has provided everything husbands and wives need to experience this kind of intimacy and bring Him glory at the same time. This book shows how a passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ is the fountain that sustains a God-glorifying, enjoyable and durable marriage. "Looking for fresh insights on the joy and glory of marriage as God intended? Then this book is for you. Pastor Darby brings excellent biblical scholarship and thoughtful, practical, wholesome ideas for improving your marriage relationship. None of that syrupy stuff with no real substance, but wise counsel from God's Word challenging couples to experience God's best as He designed it to be." Stephen Davis, Executive Director, State Convention of Baptists in Indiana Darby Livingston is the founding pastor and a counselor at Come As You Are Fellowship in Union City, Ohio. He is also co-founder of Joyful Hope Ministries, a cell-church planting ministry. Darby is happily married to Amanda and they have five young children. Study Guides and supplemental material are available for free download at

The Pursuit Of Pleasure

Author: Lionel Tiger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351475657
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The Pursuit Of Pleasure from the Author: Lionel Tiger. Pleasure is biologically desirable and good for physical and mental health. In The Pursuit of Pleasure, Lionel Tiger explores this aspect of human nature by focusing on the origins and forms of pleasure. Medical science has perfected a host of often astonishingly impressive methods for preventing, alleviating, or recovering from pain. Its opposite, pleasure, has not had such a well-funded and fully justified constituency. In fact, those committed to the understanding and pursuit of pleasure, are rarely accorded respect and a sense of significance. People have objected to the notion of pleasure for a variety of reasons. The most complex derive from religious convictions that the most morally admirable human life is marked by abstemiousness, suffering, even martyrdom. There is also a corresponding fear that people may pursue pleasure too avidly and with too strong a sense of entitlement, and the world's work will not get done. But just as there have been suspicions of the dangers of pleasure, there have also been its supporters who assert its vital and joyful centrality to human experience. The Pursuit of Pleasure favors an agnostic approach borrowed from natural science. In lively, witty, and eminently readable prose, Tiger identifies major forms of pleasure and explores their variations, now and in the past. Pleasure, says Tiger, is not a luxury but an evolutionary entitlement that deserves to be taken seriously. As we acknowledge our need for enjoyment, we understand the need to establish balance in our lives-our need for the pursuit of pleasure.

Michael Oakeshott Selected Writings Collection

Author: Michael Oakeshott
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1845407814
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Michael Oakeshott Selected Writings Collection from the Author: Michael Oakeshott. A collection of 6 volumes of Oakeshott's work: Notebooks, 1922-86, Early Political Writings 1925-30, The Concept of a Philosophical Jurisprudence, Vocabulary of a Modern European State, Lectures in the History of Political Thought, and What is History?

The Pursuit Of Pleasure

Author: Rudi Matthee
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691144443
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The Pursuit Of Pleasure from the Author: Rudi Matthee. From ancient times to the present day, Iranian social, political, and economic life has been dramatically influenced by psychoactive agents. This book looks at the stimulants that, as put by a longtime resident of seventeenth-century Iran, Raphaƫl du Mans, provided Iranians with damagh, gave them a "kick," got them into a good mood. By tracing their historical trajectory and the role they played in early modern Iranian society (1500-1900), Rudi Matthee takes a major step in extending contemporary debates on the role of drugs and stimulants in shaping the modern West. At once panoramic and richly detailed, The Pursuit of Pleasure examines both the intoxicants known since ancient times--wine and opiates--and the stimulants introduced later--tobacco, coffee, and tea--from multiple angles. It brings together production, commerce, and consumption to reveal the forces behind the spread and popularity of these consumables, showing how Iranians adapted them to their own needs and tastes and integrated them into their everyday lives. Matthee further employs psychoactive substances as a portal for a set of broader issues in Iranian history--most notably, the tension between religious and secular leadership. Faced with reality, Iran's Shi`i ulama turned a blind eye to drug use as long as it stayed indoors and did not threaten the social order. Much of this flexibility remains visible underneath the uncompromising exterior of the current Islamic Republic.

The Pursuit Of Pleasure

Author: Elizabeth Essex
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758262167
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The Pursuit Of Pleasure from the Author: Elizabeth Essex. Never Say "Never" To Passion. . . Lizzie Paxton's dream in life is to be a widow--if only she could skip the wedding and the husband. When her childhood friend Captain James Marlowe proposes a marriage in name only, she accepts, knowing she'll have the independence she craves once he sets sail. Though James is the only man Lizzie trusts, she doesn't trust the scintillating desire he evokes in her. James knows he shouldn't get involved with anyone, especially with his uncertain future. But he just can't help himself when he overhears Lizzie's declaration. Though he's promised her a marriage of convenience, he wastes no time in seducing her and taking her over the precipice of desire. Yet not even his beautiful wife can deter him from his cause. But when Lizzie discovers her husband has deceived her, James must choose between devotion to duty and loyalty to the woman he cannot live without. . . "Intrigue, sensuality and romance collide." --Jenna Petersen "Elizabeth Essex's The Pursuit Of Pleasure is elegant, evocative, and absolutely dangerous to a good night's sleep." --Courtney MilanWhen not re-reading Jane Austen, sipping tea or mucking about her garden, Elizabeth Essex can be found at her computer, making up stories about people who live far more interesting lives than she. It wasn't always so. Elizabeth graduated from Hollins College with a BA in Classical Studies and Art History and then earned her MA from Texas A&M University in Nautical Archaeology, also known as the archaeology of shipwrecks. While Elizabeth loved the adventurous life of a working archaeologist, after writing and reading all those dry, dusty reports on ship construction, she would daydream about how lovely it would have been if only someone had fallen in love on just one of those ships. And so now she writes stories about just that. Elizabeth lives in Texas with her family.

Love Pursuit Pain And Pleasure

Author: Alex Thomas
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469172623
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Love Pursuit Pain And Pleasure from the Author: Alex Thomas. Love, what is it? The author describes it using three P words pursuit, pain, and pleasure. Each word is a book within itself, he captures the pursuit of love at many different angles, the pain of love at different depths, and the pleasure love brings flows from his words. This man of pros takes you through the cycle of love within this collection of poems, so enjoy the emotional ride and see what emotions will be enlightened, for you may surely have an epiphany reading this book of poetry.

Sin City

Author: Giles Emerson
Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited
ISBN: 9780233050577
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Sin City from the Author: Giles Emerson. A fascinating and eye-opening trip through the ages, from Roman orgies to bestiality, from drugs to all-night Victorian raves, Sin City uncovers some very deviant behaviour in London through the ages. Spanning a 1900-year period, from the Roman occupation to the end of the Victorian era, it is a fascinating account of what Londoners have done for pleasure over the years.

Pursuit Of Pleasure

Author: Jane Rendell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567405362
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Pursuit Of Pleasure from the Author: Jane Rendell. The Pursuit of Pleasure presents the figures of the rambler and the cyprian, the Eighteenth Century precursors to the Parisian flGneur and prostitute. The urban spaces traced by these figures were the clubs, sporting venues, operas, assembly rooms, streets and arcades of central London.Drawing on critical theory, geography and philosophy, The Pursuit of Pleasure extends and critiques the discipline of architectural history from a feminist perspective. The gendering of public space is considered to be a complex and shifting series of moves and looks between men and women, constructed and represented through spatial and social relations of consumption, display and exchange.Illustrated with contemporary prints and drawings, The Pursuit of Pleasure is an extraordinarily rich analysis of the gendered issues of public space at the birth of the modern metropolis.

Three Dialogues

Author: Plato
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1616403683
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Three Dialogues from the Author: Plato. Three Dialogues is a collection of three Socratic dialogues by the philosopher Plato: Protagoras, Philebus, and Gorgias. Protagoras is an argument between the elderly and celebrated sophist Protagoras and Socrates about the nature of sophists and virtue. Philebus, written between 360 and 347 BC and one of the last Socratic dialogues, features Socrates (rare for a late dialogue), Philebus, and Protarchus. It centers on the value of pleasure versus knowledge, and focuses in the end on the inherent value of philosophy and reason over drama and poetry: a wholly philosophical idea. Finally, Gorgias is an argument between a philosopher and rhetorician, emphasizing the art of persuasion as necessary for gaining legal and political advantages. All three dialogues are also available in the Cosimo omnibus editions of The Works of Plato. One of the greatest Western philosophers who ever lived, PLATO (c. 428-347 B.C.) was a student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle. Plato was greatly influenced by Socrates' teachings, often using him as a character in scripts and plays (Socratic dialogues), which he used to demonstrate philosophical ideas. Plato's dialogues were and still are used to teach a wide range of subjects, including politics, mathematics, rhetoric, logic, and, naturally, philosophy.