Passage to Paradise: Time is coming to an End

Passage to Paradise: Time is coming to an End

Author:

Publisher: Palmer Paxton Stoutt

ISBN: 9780986024061

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Religion

When Near Becomes Far

When Near Becomes Far

Author: Mira Balberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197501504

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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When Near Becomes Far explores the representations and depictions of old age in the rabbinic Jewish literature of late antiquity (150-600 CE). Through close literary readings and cultural analysis, the book reveals the gaps and tensions between idealized images of old age on the one hand, and the psychologically, physiologically, and socially complicated realities of aging on the other hand. The authors argue that while rabbinic literature presents a number of prescriptions related to qualities and activities that make for good old age, the respect and reverence that the elderly should be awarded, and harmonious intergenerational relationship, it also includes multiple anecdotes and narratives that portray aging in much more nuanced and poignant ways. These anecdotes and narratives relate, alongside fantasies about blissful or unnoticeable aging, a host of fears associated with old age: from the loss of physical capability and beauty to the loss of memory and mental acuity, and from marginalization in the community to being experienced as a burden by one's children. Each chapter of the book focuses on a different aspect of aging in the rabbinic world: bodily appearance and sexuality, family relations, intellectual and cognitive prowess, honor and shame, and social roles and identity. As the book shows, in their powerful and sensitive treatments of aging, rabbinic texts offer some of the richest and most audacious observations on aging in ancient world literature, many of which still resonate today.
Literary Criticism

Epic Performances from the Middle Ages Into the Twenty-First Century

Epic Performances from the Middle Ages Into the Twenty-First Century

Author: Fiona Macintosh

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198804215

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

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Greek and Roman epic poetry has always provided creative artists in the modern world with a rich storehouse of themes. Tim Supple and Simon Reade's 1999 stage adaptation of Ted Hughes' Tales from Ovid for the RSC heralded a new lease of life for receptions of the genre, and it now routinely provides raw material for the performance repertoire of both major cultural institutions and emergent, experimental theatre companies. This volume represents the first systematic attempt to chart the afterlife of epic in modern performance traditions, with chapters covering not only a significant chronological span, but also ranging widely across both place and genre, analysing lyric, film, dance, and opera from Europe to Asia and the Americas. What emerges most clearly is how anxieties about the ability to write epic in the early modern world, together with the ancient precedent of Greek tragedy's reworking of epic material, explain its migration to the theatre. This move, though, was not without problems, as epic encountered the barriers imposed by neo-classicists, who sought to restrict serious theatre to a narrowly defined reality that precluded its broad sweeps across time and place. In many instances in recent years, the fact that the Homeric epics were composed orally has rendered reinvention not only legitimate, but also deeply appropriate, opening up a range of forms and traditions within which epic themes and structures may be explored. Drawing on the expertise of specialists from the fields of classical studies, English and comparative literature, modern languages, music, dance, and theatre and performance studies, as well as from practitioners within the creative industries, the volume is able to offer an unprecedented modern and dynamic study of 'epic' content and form across myriad diverse performance arenas.
Religion

Book of Isaiah

Book of Isaiah

Author: Edward J. Young

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802895514

Category: Religion

Page: 548

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A classic in conservative Old Testament scholarship, this three-volume commentary concentrates primarily on the meaning of the text of Isaiah rather than on specific textual problems. Volume 1 covers chapters 1-18; Volume 2 looks at chapters 19-39; Volume 3 surveys chapters 40-66.
Travel

Landfalls of Paradise

Landfalls of Paradise

Author: Earl R. Hinz

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824821157

Category: Travel

Page: 369

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This text provides information on customs and immigration procedures, together with revised harbour charts and updated descriptions of more than 75 ports of entry and many lesser harbours and anchorages.
Religion

Intertextual Explorations in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature

Intertextual Explorations in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature

Author: Jeremy Corley

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110416930

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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This volume explores the fundamentals of intertextual methodology and summarizes recent scholarship on studies of intertextuality in the deuterocanonical books. The essays engage in comparison and analysis of text groups and motifs between canonical, deuterocanonical and non-biblical texts. Moreover, the book pays close attention to non-literary relationships between different traditions, a new feature of research in intertextuality.
History

Anglo-Saxon Spirituality

Anglo-Saxon Spirituality

Author: Robert Boenig

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809105152

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 530

The beauty, the mystery and the power of Anglo-Saxon civilization have long fascinated lovers of history and literature. Now, with this volume in the much-lauded Classics of Western Spirituality(TM) readers are invited to discover the heart and soul of this culture--its spirituality. Extending from the mid-400's to 1066, the Norman Conquest of England, the Anglo-Saxon age demonstrated a fusion of the Christian and the pagan/heroic, rending their literature compelling and their spirituality unique. This volume presents a wide-ranging selection of Anglo-Saxon writings both in poetry and prose. There are sermons extolling the heroism of saints, homilies explaining church festivals and customs, poetical paraphrases of excerpts from the Bible, visions of Judgment Day, allegories, hagiographies and didactic pieces, as well as the celebrated Dream of the Rood and Cædmon's Hymn, the earliest of English poems. All pieces, freshly and engagingly translated by Robert Boenig, are arranged according to the manuscripts in which they can be found. With this extraordinary selection of texts from the Anglo-Saxon tradition, this volume is sure to attract an audience that includes medievalists, church historians and religious professionals, who will appreciate its historical and religious insights. In addition, those who teach or study medieval English literature will want to adopt it for course and research work. +
Religion

A Layman Investigates Universal Salvation

A Layman Investigates Universal Salvation

Author: Patrick Seamus O'Hara

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666730838

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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What do you know about universal salvation? What is its history? Have mistranslations of the Bible created an eternal hell that does not really exist? What prominent persons in Christian history taught this doctrine and which ones worked to destroy it? Is the teaching of universal salvation truly a heresy, or has it been suppressed by church leaders interested in controlling their people by fear? Patrick Seamus O’Hara needed answers to these questions. This book is the result of research in which he went back into Christian history to examine events leading to the suppression of this once-popular teaching in Christianity. Drawing from ancient writings, he looks at problems with Bible translations, political intrigues within the church, and the personal foibles of church leaders which led to the teaching of universal salvation disappearing from the Christian lexicon. The three main objections to universal salvation are the Fifth Ecumenical Council, the Bible, and the writings of the early church fathers. The author examines each one of these and shares from his research the reasons these are not legitimate objections. The universal salvation of God’s immense love is truly the good news of the gospel!
Religion

Israel, the Church, and the Last Days

Israel, the Church, and the Last Days

Author: Dan Juster

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9780768421873

Category: Religion

Page: 269

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Covering relevant issues now transpiring in the Middle East, "Israel, the Church, and the Last Days" examines questions on the Last Days and Israel's place in the end times, among other topics, and presents a new perspective on these issues. (Social Issues)
American literature

Cyclopædia of American Literature

Cyclopædia of American Literature

Author: Evert Augustus Duyckinck

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924021998103

Category: American literature

Page: 1116

View: 548

Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

Author: Matthew Bevis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191653032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 908

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'I am inclined to think that we want new forms . . . as well as thoughts', confessed Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning in 1845. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry provides a closely-read appreciation of the vibrancy and variety of Victorian poetic forms, and attends to poems as both shaped and shaping forces. The volume is divided into four main sections. The first section on 'Form' looks at a few central innovations and engagements—'Rhythm', 'Beat', 'Address', 'Rhyme', 'Diction', 'Syntax', and 'Story'. The second section, 'Literary Landscapes', examines the traditions and writers (from classical times to the present day) that influence and take their bearings from Victorian poets. The third section provides 'Readings' of twenty-three poets by concentrating on particular poems or collections of poems, offering focused, nuanced engagements with the pleasures and challenges offered by particular styles of thinking and writing. The final section, 'The Place of Poetry', conceives and explores 'place' in a range of ways in order to situate Victorian poetry within broader contexts and discussions: the places in which poems were encountered; the poetic representation and embodiment of various sites and spaces; the location of the 'Victorian' alongside other territories and nationalities; and debates about the place - and displacement - of poetry in Victorian society. This Handbook is designed to be not only an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics, but also a landmark publication—provocative, seminal volume that will offer a lasting contribution to future studies in the area.

The Educational record, with the proceedings at large of the British and foreign school society

The Educational record, with the proceedings at large of the British and foreign school society

Author: British and foreign school society

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555016266

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