A New History of Penance

A New History of Penance Author Abigail Firey
ISBN-10 9789004122123
Year 2008
Pages 463
Language en
Publisher BRILL

Using hitherto unconsidered source materials from late antiquity to the early modern period, this volume charts new views about the role of penance in shaping western attitudes and practices for resolving social, political, and spiritual tensions, as penitents and confessors negotiated rituals and expectations for penitential expression.


Penance Author Kanae Minato
ISBN-10 9781473620384
Year 2017-04-06
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK

'Kanae Minato is a brilliant storyteller' Emily St John Mandel, author of Station Eleven When a group of young girls are approached by a stranger, they cannot know that the encounter will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Hours later, Emily is dead. The surviving girls alone can identify the killer. But not one of them remembers his face... Driven mad by grief, the victim's mother demands the girls find the murderer or else atone for their crimes. If they do neither, she will have her revenge. She will make them pay... From the critically acclaimed author of Confessions, Penance is a dark and disturbing tale of revenge that will leave you reeling.

Understanding the Sacraments Penance

Understanding the Sacraments  Penance Author Lawrence E. Mick
ISBN-10 0814631924
Year 2007
Pages 27
Language en
Publisher Liturgical Press

Sacraments are at the heart of our lives as Catholics, the way we celebrate together our continuing conversion and encounter with God. Sacramental preparation is essential if we are to experience the fullness of our life in community and in Christ. Ever conscious of the complex history of the church and its dynamic relationship to ritual, Father Lawrence Mick gives us these booklets 'based on individual chapters of his popular Understanding the Sacraments Today 'as a companion to the ongoing and repeated practices that nourish us. Of the seven sacraments, penance, particularly the reform of the sacrament since the Second Vatican Council, may be the least understood. The practice of the sacrament has ranged from a once-in-a lifetime chance to turn from sin to a heavily attended weekly ritual. Penances have ranged from harsh tasks that might take a lifetime to accomplish, to a set of simple prayers said hurriedly before leaving the church. The sacrament has been called confession, penance, and most recently, reconciliation, reflecting the shifting emphasis from one element of the sacrament to another. Father Mick offers a look at the history and reorients our approach to this sacrament of mercy, the true purpose of which is to foster spiritual growth and ongoing conversion in our life as a community and individuals. Lawrence E. Mick, a priest in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is a liturgical consultant and writer whose numerous books includeUnderstanding the Sacraments Today and Living Baptism Daly (both published by Liturgical Press).

The Reconciling Community

The Reconciling Community Author James Dallen
ISBN-10 0814660762
Year 1991-01
Pages 446
Language en
Publisher Liturgical Press

Father Dalen writes about the concrete ways in which the Roman Catholic Church has dealt with sinners in its midst, assisting them to live out the implications of their baptismal conversion and recognizing them once more as members of its assemblies. He studies the underlying mystery of the Church in relation to Christ and the sinner through the forms this sacrament has taken in the past to help illustrate how the Church can exercise the ministry of reconciliation both now and in the future.


Penance Author Rick R. Reed
ISBN-10 9781611871333
Year 2011-07-24
Pages 239
Language en
Publisher Untreed Reads

Barely into their teens, without homes, they dwell in neon shadows, the violent eddies of urban America. They trade their innocence for money, abuse their hopes, and then a monster comes... A monster without fangs or claws, but more deadly. Because of them, he has lost everything: his wife, his family. And he vows to clean the streets of Chicago... for good. One of the street kids and a man of the cloth form a desperate pact. Together, they will find the madman whose basement has become a chamber of horrors...

Treatises on Penance

Treatises on Penance Author Tertullian
ISBN-10 0809101505
Year 1959
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Paulist Press

The judgment that one forms of the theory and practice of penance in Christian antiquity will be largely determined by the interpretation which one puts upon these two treatises. On Penitence dates from Tertullian's Catholic period, and is a sermon addressed to the faithful on the subject of repentance and forgiveness. On Purity is one of his most violent Montanist treatises. In it he criticizes the policy the Church follows in granting pardon to serious sins.

Penance in Medieval Europe 600 1200

Penance in Medieval Europe  600 1200 Author Rob Meens
ISBN-10 9780521872126
Year 2014-07-17
Pages 290
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press

An up-to-date overview of the functions and contexts of penance in medieval Europe, revealing the latest research and interpretations.


Penance Author Dan O'Shea
ISBN-10 9781909223141
Year 2013-04-30
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Watkins Media Limited

Born and raised in Chicago, Detective John Lynch might just be about to die there too. Because one dark secret might be about to tear a whole city apart. A pious old woman steps out of the Sacred Heart confessional and is shot dead by a sniper with what at first appears to be a miraculous and impossible shot. Colonel Tech Weaver dispatches a team from Langley to put the shooter—and anyone else who gets in the way—in a body bag before a half-century of national secrets are revealed. Detective John Lynch, the son of a murdered Chicago cop, finds himself cast into an underworld of political corruption and guilty secrets, as he tries to uncover the truth about what’s really going on – before another innocent citizen gets killed. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Sacrament of Penance and Religious Life in Golden Age Spain

The Sacrament of Penance and Religious Life in Golden Age Spain Author Patrick J. O'Banion
ISBN-10 9780271058993
Year 2012
Pages 233
Language en
Publisher Penn State Press

"Explores the role of the sacrament of penance in the religion and society of early modern Spain. Examines how secular and ecclesiastical authorities used confession to defend against heresy and to bring reforms to the Catholic Chiurch"--Provided by publishers.