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Kaufmann Publishing, hardcover, 184 pages.
7.2 x 4.4 x 0.9 inches
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Also by Fr. Milward:
A Commentary on the Sonnets of G.M. Hopkins - paperback
A Lifetime with Hopkins - paperback
A Poem of the New Creation - hardcover
God - hardcover
The Lord - hardcover
Mary - hardcover
Ways of Prayer - paperback
The Enclosed Garden - hardcover
Buzzing in my ear, like a fly in summer, I keep hearing the Latin motto, Omne trinum perfectum, Three is the perfect number. Yes, I admit, I have a devotion to the number three, especially in the form of triplets.... In sport we say, Hop, skip, and jump! and Ready, steady, go! and On your mark, get set, go! Even in Japanese I find the same linguistic instinct, with Ichi, ni no san! corresponding to our One, two and three! Nor does this instinct prevail only in sport. It is also true of the body, whether of human beings or animals or even insects. It is of the latter that I first learnt in our biology classes at school of the distinction between head, thorax and abdomen, and then on reflection (in a mirror) I found it also applying to myself as a human being, and not only to myself but to all animals. That is, it seems, the way we are made. We even think in triplets, as in the Aristotelian logic with two premises leading on to a conclusion, in the Hegelian logic with thesis and antithesis forming a compromising synthesis, and above all in the Ciceronian deployment of the triplet in elaborate, periodical sentences.
What They're Saying ...
This beautifully realized work of Christian spirituality is an innovative and inviting way to pray with the Old and New Testaments. By providing brief but moving commentaries for important Scripture passages, Peter Milward, SJ, will help to unlock for you the treasures of the Bible, and, like a trusted friend and wise teacher, will accompany you through the story of our salvation history. --James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything.
I first came across the redoubtable Jesuit critic and scholar Peter Milward years ago when I d stumbled upon a splendid study he'd done on Shakespeare. Not long after there were works on Hopkins and Eliot that, equally elegant and incisive, convinced me that here was the real deal. And now that I'm told he's in retirement, I should like to see some proof since the amazing output appears entirely unabated by either age or condition. How does he do it? His latest, the last in a series of Biblical meditations on each of the Divine Persons, is on the Holy Spirit, the warmth of whose Pentecostal fire illumines every page of this marvelous and learned book. Read it and see if the juices of your own spirit do not begin to stir. --Regis Martin, S.T.D., Professor of Theology, Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio
About the Author
Born in London on October 12, 1925, the Year of the Ox, Peter Milward SJ attended the Jesuit school of the Sacred Heart, Wimbledon, and joined the Society of Jesus in 1943. After studies of the Classics and English at Oxford, he arrived in Japan in 1954, and from 1962 onwards has been teaching English with special attention to Shakespeare at Sophia University, Tokyo. Fr. Milward has authored some 350 books, most of them published in Japan. His academic books on Shakespeare and Hopkins have attracted readers in England and America. He now lives in retirement at the age of 88.
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