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Vincent van Gogh: Theologian with a Brush

10/04/2014 3:00 pm
 Charles Davidson

Charles Davidson will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, October 4th at 3 p.m. to present his book, Bone Dead, and Rising: Vincent van Gogh and the Self Before God. School children know of the famous painter’s severed earlobe. Adults know that his paintings have sold for the highest prices ever paid for original art. Artists know that his expressionism bridged nineteenth century impressionism and twentieth century modernism. Readers of his letters know that his life was filled with conflict, suffering, and defeat, and yet with a singular and passionate commitment to his vocation as an artist. But what do we know of Vincent as a theologian with a brush? This illustrated presentation will examine lesser-known aspects of Vincent’s life and sacred dimensions of his spiritually visionary art.


Charles Davidson, a Presbyterian minister and psychotherapist, was the Darrel Rollins Professor of Holistic Ministry in Pastoral Theology Care and Counseling at Virginia University of Lynchburg, until retiring to Black Mountain, NC where he lives with his wife, dog, cats, saxophone and clarinet.

Location: 
Street:
3 East Jackson Street
City:
Sylva
,
Province:
North Carolina
Postal Code:
28779
Country:
United States
$43.50
ISBN-13: 9781606086162
Availability: *Not in-stock here or at our warehouse - Ask us for a quote*
Published: Cascade Books, 3/2011

Joint Reading and Discussion for LGBT History Month

10/10/2014 6:30 am
  

In celebration of October being LGBT History Month, J. Robin Whitley and Paula Offutt will offer a discussion and reading on Friday, October 10th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. They will read from their work and discuss books that helped them come out. Robin, artist, musician, author and bookseller at City Lights Bookstore has written a compilation of poetry, reflections, and essays shows the challenges that the lesbian Christian faces in living an open life, while also seeking to live a life of faith titled, In a Southern Closet. Her newest book, More Than Knowing, is a collection of poetry.


Paula Offutt lives near Leicester. She and her partner share an old house with dogs, cats, and a koi named Haiku. Paula believes that humor is what makes the world go 'round, although love is a close second. She surrounds herself with as much of both as she can. Her first novel, a romance titled Butch Girls Can Fix Anything, won a 2008 Golden Crown Literary Society's (GCLS) award for Debut Author. The fictional town of High Pond is a cross between Hot Springs and Leicester with bits of Lick Skillet and Luck tossed in. Paula's second novel, To Sleep, Book One of the Soliloquy, was a finalist for the 2014 GCLS award in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category. To Dream, Book Two of the Soliloquy, will be released sometime in 2015.


Location: 
Street:
3 East Jackson Street
City:
Sylva
,
Province:
North Carolina
Postal Code:
28779
Country:
United States
$12.95
ISBN-13: 9781935053361
Availability: *New book on our shelves now*
Published: Regal Crest Enterprises, 7/2011

$6.99
ISBN-13: 9781619291683
Published: Troubadour Books, 06/26/2014

To Sleep (Paperback)

$19.95
ISBN-13: 9781619291287
Availability: *New book on our shelves now*
Published: Silver Dragon Books by Rc, 10/2013

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