English Benedictine nuns in exile in the seventeenth century

Living spirituality


Author: Laurence Lux-Sterritt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526110059

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This study of English Benedictine nuns is based upon a wide variety of original manuscripts, including chronicles, death notices, clerical instructions, texts of spiritual guidance, but also the nuns' own collections of notes. It highlights the tensions between the contemplative ideal and the nuns' personal experiences, illustrating the tensions between theory and practice in the ideal of being dead to the world. It shows how Benedictine convents were both cut-off and enclosed yet very much in touch with the religious and political developments at home, but also proposes a different approach to the history of nuns, with a study of emotions and the senses in the cloister, delving into the textual analysis of the nuns' personal and communal documents to explore aspect of a lived spirituality, when the body which so often hindered the spirit, at times enabled spiritual experience.

Drama and Curriculum

A Giant at the Door


Author: John O'Toole,Madonna Stinson,Tiina Moore

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402093705

Category: Education

Page: 222

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‘Here’s a knocking indeed!’ says the Porter in Shakespeare’s Scottish play (Act II, Scene 3) and immediately puts himself into role in order to deal with the demands of such an early call after a late night of drinking and carousal: ‘If a man were porter of hell-gate...’. But what roles does the porter of curriculum-gate take on in order to deal with drama’s persistent demands for entry? Ah, that depends upon the temperature of the times. We, who have been knocking for what seems to be a very long time, know well that when evaluation and measurement criteriaare demanded as evidence of drama’s ef cacy, an examiner stands as gatekeeper. When the educational landscape is in danger of overcrowding, we meet a territorial governor. And how often has the courtesan turned out to be only a tease because the arts are, for a brief moment, in the spotlight for their abilities to foster out-of-the-box thinkers? In this text, we meet these ‘commissionaires’ and many more. The gatekeeping roles and what they represent are so familiar that they have become cliches ́ to us. We know them by their arguments, ripostes, dismissals, their brief encouragement and lack of follow-up. And we know that behind each one (however rmly they think they keep the keys) is a nancial and political master whose power controls the curriculum building and everything in it.

The challenge of the sublime

From Burke's Philosophical Enquiry to British Romantic art


Author: Hélène Ibata

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526117401

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 4803

This book examines the links between the unprecedented visual inventiveness of the Romantic period in Britain and eighteenth-century theories of the sublime. Edmund Burke's Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757), in particular, is shown to have directly or indirectly challenged visual artists to explore not just new themes, but also new compositional strategies and visual media such as panoramas and book illustrations, by arguing that the sublime was beyond the reach of painting. More significantly, it began to call into question mimetic representational models, causing artists to reflect about the presentation of the unpresentable and drawing attention to the process of artistic production itself, rather than the finished artwork.

Frontiers of Servitude

Slavery in Narratives of the Early French Atlantic


Author: Michael Harrigan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 152612226X

Category: History

Page: 336

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Frontiers of servitude explores the fundamental ideas behind early French thinking about Atlantic slavery in little-examined printed and archival sources, focusing on what 'made' a slave, what was unique about Caribbean labour, and what strategic approaches meant in interacting with slaves. From c. 1620 -1750, authoritative discourses were confronted with new social realities, and servitude was accompanied by continuing moral uncertainties. Slavery gave the ownership of labour and even time, but slaves were a troubling presence. Colonists were wary of what slaves knew, and were aware of how imperfect the strategies used to control them were. Commentators were conscious of the fragility of colonial society, with its social and ecological frontiers, its renegade slaves, and its population born to free fathers and slave mothers. This book will interest specialists and more general readers interested in the history and literature of the Atlantic and Caribbean.

The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible


Author: Michael Lieb,Emma Mason,Jonathan Roberts

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019164918X

Category: Religion

Page: 742

View: 6054

In recent decades, reception history has become an increasingly important and controversial topic of discussion in biblical studies. Rather than attempting to recover the original meaning of biblical texts, reception history focuses on exploring the history of interpretation. In doing so it locates the dominant historical-critical scholarly paradigm within the history of interpretation, rather than over and above it. At the same time, the breadth of material and hermeneutical issues that reception history engages with questions any narrow understanding of the history of the Bible and its effects on faith communities. The challenge that reception history faces is to explore tradition without either reducing its meaning to what faith communities think is important, or merely offering anthologies of interesting historical interpretations. This major new handbook addresses these matters by presenting reception history as an enterprise (not a method) that questions and understands tradition afresh. The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible consciously allows for the interplay of the traditional and the new through a two-part structure. Part I comprises a set of essays surveying the outline, form, and content of twelve key biblical books that have been influential in the history of interpretation. Part II offers a series of in-depth case studies of the interpretation of particular key biblical passages or books with due regard for the specificity of their social, cultural or aesthetic context. These case studies span two millennia of interpretation by readers with widely differing perspectives. Some are at the level of a group response (from Gnostic readings of Genesis, to Post-Holocaust Jewish interpretations of Job); others examine individual approaches to texts (such as Augustine and Pelagius on Romans, or Gandhi on the Sermon on the Mount). Several chapters examine historical moments, such as the 1860 debate over Genesis and evolution, while others look to wider themes such as non-violence or millenarianism. Further chapters study in detail the works of popular figures who have used the Bible to provide inspiration for their creativity, from Dante and Handel, to Bob Dylan and Dan Brown.

Popular Theatre and Political Utopia in France, 1870—1940

Active Citizens


Author: Jessica Wardhaugh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137598557

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 357

View: 4035

This book is the first study of popular theatre in France from left to right, exploring how theatre shapes political acts, ideals, and communities in the modern world. As the French found innovative ways of imagining culture and politics in the age of the masses, popular theatre became central to the republican project of using art to create citizens, using secular spaces for the experience of civic communion. But while state projects often faltered in finding playwrights, locations, and audiences, popular theatre flourished on the political and geographical peripheries. Drawing on extensive archival research, this book illuminates lost worlds of political conviviality, from anarchist communes and clandestine agit-prop drama to royalist street politics and right-wing mass spectacle. It reveals new connections between French initiatives and their European counterparts, and demonstrates the enduring strength of radical communities in shaping political ideals and engagement.

Secrets of Pinar's Game (2 vols)

Court Ladies and Courtly Verse in Fifteenth-Century Spain


Author: Roger Boase

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004338365

Category: History

Page: 950

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In Secrets of Pinar’s Game, Roger Boase deciphers a card game completed in 1496 for Queen Isabel, Prince Juan, her daughters and her 40 court ladies. This book reveals information about the court culture that cannot be found in official sources.

Athanasius and Constantius

Theology and Politics in the Constantinian Empire


Author: Timothy David Barnes

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674005495

Category: History

Page: 343

View: 9048

In this new reconstruction of Athanasius's career, Barnes analyzes the nature and extent of the Bishop's power, especially as it intersected with the policies of these emperors. Untangling longstanding misconceptions, Barnes reveals the Bishop's true role in the struggles within Christianity, and in the relations between the Roman emperor and the Church at a critical juncture.

Bellies, Bowels and Entrails in the Eighteenth Century


Author: Rebecca Anne Barr,Sophie Vasset,Sylvie Kleiman-Lafton

Publisher: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies

ISBN: 9781526127051


Page: 368

View: 1072

This collection of essays seeks to challenge the notion of the supremacy of the brain as the key organ of the Enlightenment, by focusing on the workings of the bowels and viscera that so obsessed writers and thinkers during the long eighteenth-century. These inner organs and the digestive process acted as counterpoints to politeness and other modes of refined sociability, drawing attention to the deeper workings of the self. Moving beyond recent studies of luxury and conspicuous consumption, where dysfunctional bowels have been represented as a symptom of excess, this book seeks to explore other manifestations of the visceral and to explain how the bowels played a crucial part in eighteenth-century emotions and perceptions of the self. The collection offers an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective on entrails and digestion by addressing urban history, visual studies, literature, medical history, religious history, and material culture in England, France, and Germany.

Early Church


Author: Ray Vander Laan

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310679684

Category: Religion

Page: 199

View: 5830

Discover how the early Christian church, on fire with the message of Jesus, literally changed the world!The completely new Faith Lessons Groupware takes your small group on a round trip to ancient times, places, and customs, and back again. This lively, interactive journey is more than fascinating--it’s faith-inspiring and life-changing. Your job as a group leader is simplified with this innovative Leader’s Guide: fresh, clear, and easy to follow, designed to minimize your preparation time and maximize your effectiveness. You are not left to guess at anything. This volume contains all the material in the Participant’s Guide, including maps, photos, sidebars, and other study aids, plus instructions and tips that will take you step-by-step through each faith lesson. The carefully organized format makes it easy to conduct the following invigorating, discussion-filled sessions:1. Caesarea Philippi--Everything to Lose, Nothing to Gain 2. Sardis--The Salt of the Earth 3. Pergamum--Where Satan Lives 4. Ephesus--The Mark of the Beast 5. Laodicea--Hot or Cold


A History of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture


Author: Frederick Hartt

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9780810919211

Category: Art

Page: 1127

View: 9195

Art history integrated with parallel cultural, sociohistorical, and scientific developments.

Histories of the Devil

From Marlowe to Mann and the Manichees


Author: Jeremy Tambling

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137518324

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

View: 1229

This book is about representations of the devil in English and European literature. Tracing the fascination in literature, philosophy, and theology with the irreducible presence of what may be called evil, or comedy, or the carnivalesque, this book surveys the parts played by the devil in the texts derived from the Faustus legend, looks at Marlowe and Shakespeare, Rabelais, Milton, Blake, Hoffmann, Baudelaire, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Bulgakov, and Mann, historically, speculatively, and from the standpoint of critical theory. It asks: Is there a single meaning to be assigned to the idea of the diabolical? What value lies in thinking diabolically? Is it still the definition of a good poet to be of the devil's party, as Blake argued?

Original Australians

Story of the Aboriginal people


Author: Josephine Flood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741159628

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7087

Charts Aboriginal history, from earliest prehistory to today, and details their survival through the millennia, to the stolen children issue.

Radical voices, radical ways

Articulating and disseminating radicalism in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain


Author: Laurent Curell,Nigel Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526106213

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This collection of essays studies the expression and diffusion of radical ideas in Britain from the period of the English Revolution in the mid-seventeenth century to the Romantic Revolution in the early nineteenth century. The essays included in the volume explore the modes of articulation and dissemination of radical ideas in the period by focusing on actors ('radical voices') and a variety of written texts and cultural practices ('radical ways'), ranging from fiction, correspondence, pamphlets and newspapers to petitions presented to Parliament and toasts raised in public. They analyse the way these media interacted with their political, religious, social and literary context. This volume provides an interdisciplinary outlook on the study of early modern radicalism, with contributions from literary scholars and historians, and uses case studies as insights into the global picture of radical ideas. It will be of interest to students of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature and history.

Apostasy and Jewish Identity in High Middle Ages Northern Europe

'Are You Still My Brother?'


Author: Simha Goldin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719095778

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 1926

The attitude of Jews living in the medieval Christian world to Jews who converted to Christianity or to Christians seeking to join the Jewish faith reflects the central traits that make up Jewish self-identification. The Jews saw themselves as a unique group chosen by God, who expected them to play a specific and unique role in the world. This study researches fully for the first time the various aspects of the way European Jews regarded members of their own fold in the context of lapses into another religion. It attempts to understand whether they regarded the issue of conversion with self-confidence or with suspicion, and whether their attitude was based on a clear theological position, or on issues of socialisation. The book will primarily interest students and lecturers of Jewish/Christian relations, the Middle Ages, Jews in the Medieval period, and inter-religious research.

A History of the County Dublin

The People, Parishes and Antiquities from the Earliest Times to the Close of the Eighteenth Century. Part Third


Author: Francis Elrington Ball

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780649452729


Page: 166

View: 6544

Historical dictionary of the Republic of Croatia


Author: Robert Stallaerts

Publisher: Scarecrow Pr


Category: History

Page: 343

View: 8094

The Historical Dictionary of Croatia, Second Edition, describes the history of Croatia and illuminates the reasons the Croats have for establishing an independent state. Substantially updated and expanded, this second edition now includes both the whole reign of President Tudman and the first years of the Racan government. The political situation and prominent figures as well as an overview of the economic evolution and the legal infrastructure have been brought up to date and cover current events.

Land of Vision and Mirage

Western Australia Since 1826


Author: Geoffrey Bolton

Publisher: ISBS

ISBN: 9780980296402

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 4393

A concise, clear and informative history of Western Australia, from 1826 to present; covers the evolution of popular WA institutions (RAC, BankWest, University of Western Australia, West Coast Eagles); The rise and fall of WA Inc. and associated personalities; The mining boom; Indigenous history; Isolation as fuel for parochial attitudes and stereotypes; Western entrepreneurship.

Hell on the Way to Heaven


Author: Chrissie Foster,Paul Kennedy

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459623584

Category: Abused children

Page: 482

View: 5341

Chrissie and Anthony Foster were like any other young family, raising their three daughters in suburban Melbourne with what they hoped were the right values. Chrissie could not have known that the stranger-danger she feared actually lurked in the presbytery attached to the girls' Catholic primary school. Father Kevin O'Donnell, a long-term paedophile, lived and worked there. Two of their young daughters became victims of O'Donnell. And once the truth was revealed, the Fosters began a battle to find out how this could have happened. The Church offered silence, lies, denials and threats. Meanwhile, their daughters tried to piece together their fractured lives. This is the chilling true story that made national and international headlines. Chrissie Foster's heartbreaking account of her family's suffering, and their determination to stand up for themselves against the might of the Catholic Church, is testament to the strength of a mother's love, and the resilience of the human spirit.

From Red to Green

Interviews with New Left Review


Author: Rudolf Bahro

Publisher: Verso


Category: Political Science

Page: 238

View: 716