From Pulpit to Fiction

Sermonic Texts and Fictive Transformations

Author: Allen Permar Smith

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039113286

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 2095

This book examines the authority and power of a -sermonic text- through its fictive qualities. The author argues that a sermonic text functions in the manner of a work of fiction and creates an event and space that forces a decision upon the reader. The text creates a place where the Kingdom of God is about to happen and is happening. Consequently, the reader is forced to make a decision. Will he or she -go and do likewise-, or reject the Kingdom of God? In this way, a sermonic text acts like a work of fiction and invites a reader into its space and event. If the reader of the sermonic text chooses temporally to enter the event of the text, the reader has the potential to participate in its dynamics and is forced to make a decision either to believe or not believe. Like a work of fiction, it does not require those external guarantees of authority that are found in the community of faith: its doctrines, creeds and ecclesiology. Rather, the authority of the sermonic text is intrinsic as in a work of fiction and stands on its own. The discussion is interdisciplinary, drawing upon literary theory, cultural theory and theology."

Illuminating The Shadow

Transmuting the Dark Side of the Psyche

Author: David Furlong

Publisher: Atlanta Books

ISBN: 0955979579

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 2357

Illuminating the Shadow explores dynamic new ways of understanding the world we inhabit both individually as well as collectively. Our ‘shadow’, a term first coined by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, contains all the unconscious aspects of our psyches. It holds the potential of all that we might become as well as the hidden patterns that are, so often, the main drivers of our life, by either limiting our self-expression, or propelling us along paths that we would not willingly tread. Because these patterns sit below the level of the conscious mind, we are not normally aware of their subtle yet profound influence upon us. This book will show you how to realise your full potential by bringing these self-limiting shadow elements into the light of consciousness, thereby allowing you to take control of your life and to heal the traumas they hold. Through this process, you will liberate yourself in a most profound way. Divided into three sections, complete with many exercises and activities, the book first looks at the shadow within literature, films, myths and fairy tales. The second section considers the concept of a ‘Cosmic Shadow’, before exploring the ‘personal shadow’ and then its manifestation within ‘the collective’, with its insights into extremism. The final section provides many different techniques for exploring and balancing our own hidden shadow nature. Illuminating the Shadow, in challenging orthodoxy, whether scientific or religious, presents new insights into the fundamental patterns that imbue all aspects of life, such as the evolution of consciousness, the balance of opposites and the relationship between the material and spiritual dimension. As such it will appeal to those with an interest in new ways of thinking.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Texts Through History

Author: Adele Wills

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415319096

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 83

View: 7592

Texts Through History: * provides students with the skills they need to analyze the historical context of a text, without relying on extra research * introduces some of the key schools of criticism, such as Feminism, Marxism and Post-Colonialism * explores attitudes over time to regional identity, race and mythology * traces the development of genre over time, examining the way different historical contexts can affect and change the form of a text * includes a wide range of illustrative texts, from interviews and poetry, to comic sketches, rice packets and adverts. Written by an experienced teacher and AS and A2 Level examiner, Texts Through Historyis an essential resource for students of AS and A2 Level English.


The Disease of Discovery

Author: Jonathan Lamb

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400884543

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 8558

Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime travel, generated sensations exceeding the standard of what was normal. Eyes dazzled, skin was morbidly sensitive, emotions veered between disgust and delight. In this book, Jonathan Lamb presents an intellectual history of scurvy unlike any other, probing the speechless encounter with powerful sensations to tell the story of the disease that its victims couldn't because they found their illness too terrible and, in some cases, too exciting. Drawing on historical accounts from scientists and voyagers as well as major literary works, Lamb traces the cultural impact of scurvy during the eighteenth-century age of geographical and scientific discovery. He explains the medical knowledge surrounding scurvy and the debates about its cause, prevention, and attempted cures. He vividly describes the phenomenon and experience of "scorbutic nostalgia," in which victims imagined mirages of food, water, or home, and then wept when such pleasures proved impossible to consume or reach. Lamb argues that a culture of scurvy arose in the colony of Australia, which was prey to the disease in its early years, and identifies a literature of scurvy in the works of such figures as Herman Melville, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Francis Bacon, and Jonathan Swift. Masterful and illuminating, Scurvy shows how the journeys of discovery in the eighteenth century not only ventured outward to the ends of the earth, but were also an inward voyage into the realms of sensation and passion.

Making Poetry Matter

International Research on Poetry Pedagogy

Author: Sue Dymoke,Andrew Lambirth,Anthony Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441163530

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 4858

Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy. A wide range of topics are covered including: - Teacher attitudes to teaching poetry in the urban primary classroom - Digital poetry and multimodality - Resistance to poetry in Post-16 English Throughout, the internationally recognised contributors draw on case studies to ensure that the theory is clearly linked to classroom practice. They consider the teaching and learning challenges that poetry presents for those working with learners aged between 5 and 19 and explore these challenges with reference to reading; writing; speaking and listening and the transformative nature of poetry in different contexts.


Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257600259

Category: Fiction

Page: 531

View: 7418

Die Abgründe und die Macht der Leidenschaft und der Phantasie: An einem heißen Tag im Sommer 1935 spielt die dreizehnjährige Briony Tallis Schicksal und verändert dadurch für immer das Leben dreier Menschen.

Im Schloss

Author: Mervyn Peake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783608950502


Page: 550

View: 2566


Die blaue Gitarre


Author: John Banville

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462317369

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5685

Von der Liebe, der Kunst und dem Scheitern – der neue Roman von John Banville. Oliver ist nicht nur ein Maler, den die Inspiration verlassen hat, sondern er ist auch ein Kleptomane, dem es ein fast erotisches Vergnügen bereitet, anderen Menschen persönliche Dinge zu entwenden. Als Polly, die Frau seines besten Freundes Marcus, zum Objekt seiner Begierde wird, nimmt eine tragische Entwicklung ihren Lauf.Im Zentrum von John Banvilles neuem Roman steht eine Viererkonstellation: zwei befreundete Ehepaare und die Dynamiken, die sich zwischen ihnen Bahn brechen. Protagonist Oliver war einmal ein erfolgreicher Maler, der eine glückliche Ehe mit seiner Frau Gloria führte, doch beides gehört der Vergangenheit an. Nachdem die Affäre mit Polly, der Frau seines besten Freundes, ans Licht gekommen ist, hat er sich in sein Elternhaus zurückgezogen und denkt nach, über die Liebe, die Kunst und den Tod, über Schuld und über menschliche Beziehungen, im Allgemeinen und im Besonderen. Doch dabei muss er bald erkennen, dass auch er einer Täuschung aufgesessen ist und die Rollen von Betrüger und Betrogenem – und von Schuld und Unschuld – nicht ganz so klar umrissen sind wie zunächst angenommen.Eine sprachlich und intellektuell beeindruckende Kontemplation über die Liebe, die Kunst und das Scheitern in beiden Disziplinen – John Banville begeistert einmal mehr.

Worlds in the making

constructivism and postmodern knowledge

Author: Edyta Lorek-Jezińska,Teresa Siek-Piskozub,Katarzyna Wie̜ckowska

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 501

View: 1381


Poems of the Sea

Author: J. D. McClatchy

Publisher: Everyman's Library


Category: Poetry

Page: 251

View: 2778

A collection of old and new classics celebrates poems of the sea with the work of Tennyson, Poe, Coleridge, Shakespeare, Homer, Plath, and many others.

The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy

Author: Mervyn Peake

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409019799

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

View: 5787

'Peake's books are actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience' C.S. Lewis Enter the world of Gormenghast. The vast crumbling castle to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is Lord and heir. Titus is expected to rule this Gothic labyrinth of turrets and dungeons, cloisters and corridors as well as the eccentric and wayward subject. Things are changing in the castle and Titus must contend with a kingdom about to implode beneath the weight of centuries of intrigue, treachery, manipulation and murder.

Teachers' Guide to World Literature for the High School

A Thematic and Comparative Study of More Than 200 Classics in Translation, with Some British and American Works, as Aid, Suggestion, and Reference for High School Literature Programs

Author: Robert O'Neal

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature

Page: 462

View: 9648


Gormenghast / Der letzte Lord Groan


Author: Mervyn Peake

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608101829

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 2430

Schloss Gormenghast beherbergt das alte Geschlecht der Grafen von Groan. Hinter den Mauern geht die Zeit ihren eigenen Gang. Begleitet von rätselhaften Zeremonien pflegen die Schlossbewohner ihre Gewohnheiten. Im dritten Band verlässt Titus das Schloss, um die Welt kennen zu lernen. Mervyn Peakes zeitloses Meisterwerk ist das Vorbild für viele moderne Fantasy-Autoren.
Book industries and trade

Quill and Quire

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Book industries and trade

Page: N.A

View: 5661

Book industries and trade

Quill & Quire

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Book industries and trade

Page: N.A

View: 6789

Audio-visual equipment


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Audio-visual equipment

Page: N.A

View: 3987


Marias Testament

Author: Colm Tóibín

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446245391

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 4155

Die Geschichte Marias, wie sie die Bibel nicht erzählt: Lange Jahre, nachdem Christus am Kreuz gestorben ist, will die Mutter Jesu von der Heiligkeit ihres Sohnes noch immer nichts wissen. Seinen Wundern gegenüber ist sie skeptisch und den Schmerz über seinen Verlust hat sie nie überwunden. Dann erzählt sie ihre eigene Version von der Passion Christi – von ihrer ganz persönlichen Trauer, ihrer fehlenden Frömmigkeit und ihrem Eigensinn. Es ist die Geschichte einer Frau, die nicht verstehen will, weshalb ihr Sohn sich von ihr abwandte, und die auch nicht an den christlichen Gott glaubt. Durch ihre Augen eröffnet Colm Tóibín einen völlig neuen Blick auf das Christentum und erschafft ein ungeahnt menschliches Porträt der Ikone Maria.