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Next to Cervantes, Benito Perez Galdos is the most beloved Spanish writer of all times.

Torquemada at the Stake by Perez Galdos- my translation $0.99

Lazarillo of Tormes - my translation $0.99
Read it in contemporary English -- No Thous, Thees, or King James' Bible language. Transliterated into easy language for enjoyable reading pleasure. Because The Lazarillo of Tormes pointed a new direction, European and American literature benefited with titles that today are considered classics: Cervantes’ Rinconete and Cortadillo; Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders, Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews; Tobias Smollett’s Roderick Random, and Peregrine Pickle; Voltaire’s Candide; Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. And many others to include American works ranging from Mark Twain to Saul Bellow.

Dehumanization of Art by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
The Dehumanization of Art— is now a constant in music, literature, aesthetics, and philosophy, having come to mean that in post-modern times human-shaped mimesis (representation of the human) is irrelevant to art. According to Ortega, the arts don't have to tell a human story; art should deal with its own forms—and not with the human form.

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East of Tiffany's - bestseller $5
With the city as its backdrop "East of Tiffany's" is filled with earnest tales of love, loss, faith, success and morality. While business terminology is interwoven throughout these short stories, it's not business lessons that I take away with me, but life lessons. The circumstances and the characters' profound humanity are relatable despite their zip code . "Luke, Postmodern Man" offers a new vista into faith, suffering, and love of neighbor. Way after you read this book you'll find yourself thinking about the various characters throughout the series of stories and will find solace in their unwavering faith. The narrators' ability to reflect on their hardships with such serenity is inspiring.



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After I purchased Mary's e-book I started to get 'A's in my essays and term papers! Every page is filled with great writing tips, training lessons, and wonderful useful writing skills! Not only do I write essays for college, but also short stories!
--IVONNIE Indrawan
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All my books are now in KINDLE


Ideas About the Novel by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
Torquemada at the Stake by Perez Galdos- my translation $0.99
Lazarillo of Tormes - my translation $0.99
Dehumanization of Art by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
Sentence Openers
East of Tiffany's - bestseller $5


The most beloved short story from Spanish literature
All my books are in NOOK $0.99 or in Amazon KINDLE $0.99








All my books are now in NOOK

Ideas About the Novel is a prophetic book that all writers must own.
Ideas About the Novel by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99

Next to Cervantes, Benito Perez Galdos is the most beloved Spanish writer of all times.

Torquemada at the Stake by Perez Galdos- my translation $0.99

Lazarillo of Tormes - my translation $0.99
Read it in contemporary English -- No Thous, Thees, or King James' Bible language.

Dehumanization of Art by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
The Dehumanization of Art— is now a constant in music, literature, aesthetics, and philosophy, having come to mean that in post-modern times human-shaped mimesis (representation of the human) is irrelevant to art.

Sentence Openers
How writers open their sentences makes prose agile, interesting, and athletic.

East of Tiffany's - bestseller $5
With the city as its backdrop "East of Tiffany's" is filled with earnest tales of love, loss, faith, success and morality.



My writing was as flat as a sidewalk. And then I downloaded ...

Mary Duffy's Toolbox for Writers
After I purchased Mary's e-book I started to get 'A's in my essays and term papers!
--Ivonnie Indrawan
College student
Sentence Openers on KINDLE

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

John Calvin, Reformer




John Calvin (1509-1564)

Biographical data

John Calvin (1509-1564) was one of the most important figures of the Reformation. He was born in northern France, the second of five children. His father —Gerard Caulvin— was a minor yet practical politician who always managed to obtain plumb jobs. He even secured a job for his son John as chaplain (in the cathedral of Noyon), despite the fact that John was only twelve years old.
Calvin was of feeble health, of meager and emaciated frame. He is depicted as having a thin face, a long, pointed beard, black hair, a prominent nose, a lofty forehead, and flaming eyes. He was modest, plain, and neat in dress, orderly and methodical in all his habits, temperate, and even abstemious. Despite his apparent physical weaknesses, he displayed high energy level, which he employed to read and write for long hours at a time.  
Initially John Calvin studied to become a priest, but finding himself at odds with the doctrines of the Catholic Church, he turned to the study of the law. Soon he allied himself with dissidents and was viewed as a “reformer.” Under attack, he had to leave France, settling in Basel. Later in 1538 he moved to Geneva, from which he was banished by his enemies.

Calvin’s Writings: Political Philosophy

In 1523 he was sent to Paris to prepare for the priesthood. At the Collège de la Marche, he studied Latin, leaving after a few months for Collège de Montaigu.
He settled in Strassburg, center of the Reformation in southwestern Germany, serving as pastor of French refugees in that region. Besides his pastoral duties he lectured on theology; an activity that enable him to gather material for the core of the doctrine of his Institutes.
By 1541 he had become famous, achieving at the same time great prominence, becoming a de facto dictator in both the ecclesiastical and civic life of the community.
Calvin put into effect in Geneva a system of stern regu­lation of religious doctrine and church services, and of dress, speech, amusements, and other forms of daily conduct. Because Calvin's writings also laid great stress for the middle-class to exhibit virtues of sobriety, thrift, frugality, and the obligation to glorify God.
Calvinist sects became popular in the newer urban industrial regions, from which it is widely accepted that there’s a close connection between Calvinism and the development of modern industrial capitalism.
In the preface to his Institutes, he stated that a main thesis the work was to answer the charge that the Reformist doctrine was noxious to the church and the community. Although it is mainly a work in theology, it also deals with questions of ecclesiastical organization; and the role of civil government and the separation of church and state. In this respect, he disagreed with the also famed Swiss reformer Ulrich Zwingli, who believed in theocracy.

John Calvin’s Influence

Calvin based his system upon the Apostles' Creed, and followed its lines. Ethics and theology were handled in the closest connection.
Calvin’s reformation in theology was a practical affair. Even the doctrine of predestination was developed, not as a grand thesis of theology, but as a matter of practical concern to reform both institutions and the common people. To gain influence in Rome, he revived Augustinian doctrine.  
Like Augustine, Calvin says, "The Church is our mother" ("Institutes," IV. i. 1). Outside of the Church there is no salvation; that State and Church have separate and exclusive jurisdiction, yet they mutually support each other. Furthermore, the state could come from aristocracy or from democracy.

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