The Modern Dilemma

Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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ISBN : 0773578447
Pages : 430 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (773 users)

Download or read book The Modern Dilemma written by Leon Surette and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2008-06-19 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Where Eliot's poetry is dominated by cultural, religious, and philosophical anxiety, Stevens' is bright, witty, and playful - and commonly dismissed as superficial. Surette demonstrates the seriousness of Stevens' life-long engagement with the modern dilemma of disbelief, showing that he, like Eliot, rejected the Humanist resolution. Surette proceeds by juxtaposing the two poets' responses in poetry and prose to the same texts and events: Marianne Moore's poetry, the Great War, Humanists and anti-Humanists, the Franco-Mexican Humanist Ramon Fernandez, Pure Poetry, and, finally, the gathering war clouds of the late 1930s.

Encyclopedia of Social Psychology

Publisher : SAGE Publications
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ISBN : 1452265682
Pages : 1248 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (452 users)

Download or read book Encyclopedia of Social Psychology written by Roy F. Baumeister and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 2007-08-29 with total page 1248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of Social Psychology is designed as a road map to this rapidly growing and important field and provides individuals with a simple, clear, jargon-free introduction. These two volumes include more than 600 entries chosen by a diverse team of experts to comprise an exhaustive list of the most important concepts. Entries provide brief, clear, and readable explanations to the vast number of ideas and concepts that make up the intellectual and scientific content in the area of social psychology.

Evangelical Christians and Popular Culture

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313386544
Pages : 1098 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Evangelical Christians and Popular Culture written by Robert Woods and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013 with total page 1098 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This set looks at evangelical media and popular culture offerings, even delving into lesser-known forms of evangelical popular culture such as comic books, video games, and theme parks. Contributions are from authors who specialize in fields as diverse as history, theology, music, psychology, journalism, film and television studies, advertising, and public relations.

Sacred Engagements

Publisher : JHU Press
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ISBN : 1421445166
Pages : 204 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (421 users)

Download or read book Sacred Engagements written by Alison Conway and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2023-02-14 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A revelatory reading of the British novel that considers interfaith marriage, religious toleration, and the ethics of sociability. Bringing together feminist theory, novel criticism, and religious studies, Alison Conway's Sacred Engagements advances a postsecular reading of the novel that links religious tolerance and the eighteenth-century marriage plot. Conway explores the historical roots of the vexed questions that interfaith marriage continues to raise today. She argues that narrative wields the power to imagine conjugal and religious relations that support the embodied politics crucial to a communal, rather than state-sponsored, ethics of toleration. Conway studies the communal and gendered aspects of religious experience embedded in Samuel Richardson's account of interfaith marriage and liberalism's understandings of toleration in Sir Charles Grandison. In her readings of Frances Brooke, Elizabeth Inchbald, and Maria Edgeworth, Conway considers how women authors reframe the questions posed by Grandison, representing intimacy, authorship, and women's religious subjectivity in ways that challenge the social and political norms of Protestant British culture. She concludes with reflections on Jane Austen's Mansfield Park and the costs of a marriage plot that insists on religious conformity. By examining the complex epistemologies of the interfaith marriage plot, Sacred Engagements counters the secularization thesis that has long dominated eighteenth-century novel studies. In so doing, the book recognizes those subjects otherwise ignored by liberal political theory and extrapolates how a genuinely inclusive tolerance might be imagined in our own deeply divided times.

Faulkner and Religion

Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN : 9781578069293
Pages : 228 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (69 users)

Download or read book Faulkner and Religion written by Doreen Fowler and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 1991 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These ten essays from the annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, held in 1989 at the University of Mississippi, explore the religious themes in William Faulkner's fiction. The papers published here conclude that the key to religious meaning in Faulkner may be that his texts focus not so much on God but on a human aspiration of the divine.

Coleridge and the Idea of Love

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 0521206391
Pages : 298 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (521 users)

Download or read book Coleridge and the Idea of Love written by Anthony John Harding and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1974 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dr Harding demonstrates in this study the importance of human relationship in Coleridge's thought and writing. The first three chapters explore Coleridge's idea of relationship as it developed throughout his creative life, and show how Coleridge's own relationships influenced his thinking about morality. One section is devoted to a fresh interpretation of Coleridge's major poetry. The final chapter traces the idea of relationship in Coleridge's social and political philosophy. Dr Harding uses previously unpublished Coleridge manuscripts in support of his analysis, and assesses the nature of Coleridge's originality as a thinker by viewing him in the context of his own time and through comparison with other writers. This evaluation of a major poet and thinker will appeal not only to those whose interests are literary, but also to students of philosophy and politics.

Between Transcendence and Historicism

Publisher : State University of New York Press
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ISBN : 0791482286
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (791 users)

Download or read book Between Transcendence and Historicism written by Brian K. Etter and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2006-06-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Argues that the concept of the ethical is central to Hegel’s philosophy of art.

Romantic Catholics

Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN : 0801470587
Pages : 344 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (81 users)

Download or read book Romantic Catholics written by Carol E. Harrison and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2014-02-05 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this well-written and imaginatively structured book, Carol E. Harrison brings to life a cohort of nineteenth-century French men and women who argued that a reformed Catholicism could reconcile the divisions in French culture and society that were the legacy of revolution and empire. They include, most prominently, Charles de Montalembert, Pauline Craven, Amélie and Frédéric Ozanam, Léopoldine Hugo, Maurice de Guérin, and Victorine Monniot. The men and women whose stories appear in Romantic Catholics were bound together by filial love, friendship, and in some cases marriage. Harrison draws on their diaries, letters, and published works to construct a portrait of a generation linked by a determination to live their faith in a modern world. Rejecting both the atomizing force of revolutionary liberalism and the increasing intransigence of the church hierarchy, the romantic Catholics advocated a middle way, in which a revitalized Catholic faith and liberty formed the basis for modern society. Harrison traces the history of nineteenth-century France and, in parallel, the life course of these individuals as they grow up, learn independence, and take on the responsibilities and disappointments of adulthood. Although the shared goals of the romantic Catholics were never realized in French politics and culture, Harrison’s work offers a significant corrective to the traditional understanding of the opposition between religion and the secular republican tradition in France.

Catholic Iconography in the Novels of Juan Marsé

Publisher : Tamesis Books
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ISBN : 9781855660878
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (66 users)

Download or read book Catholic Iconography in the Novels of Juan Marsé written by Rosemary Clark and published by Tamesis Books. This book was released on 2003 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Post-Civil War novelist Marsé subverts iconic Catholic imagery in ironic sub-textual commentary on political ideology. The prize-winning novelist Juan Marsé, born in Barcelona in 1933, is widely-read not only within Spain but also in translation, for his often provocative portrayals of life in post-war Barcelona. Clark's study discusses Marsé's engagement with Catholic popular culture, Spanish National Catholicism and Catalan Catholic Nationalism, exploring his subversion of iconic imagery as an ironic sub-textual commentary on political ideology, by which he is able to experiment with outer reality and inner reconstructions of experience. Dr Clark shows how religious and profane visions of love are subtly intertwined, how the tales told by children and the novel form itself are interrelated, and finally how a variety of biblical topoi, ranging from the Garden of Eden to the Song of Songs, are deployed in Marsé's fiction. Particular attention is paid to La oscura historia de la prima Montse, Si te dicen que caand Im genes y recuerdos. ROSEMARY CLARK lectures in the department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Cambridge. El novelista Juan Marsé, nacido en Barcelona en 1933 y ganador de varios premios internacionales, es un autor muy leído no solamente en España sino también en otros países del mundo, a través de traducciones, y su obra se aprecia especialmente por sus descripciones provocativas de la vida cotidiana en la Barcelona de posguerra. La monografía de Clark analiza el profundo interés que sentía Marsé por la cultura popular católica y el nacionalcatolicismo - tanto en su forma española como en su forma catalana. Demuestra que la manera en qrsé utiliza los íconos y las proyeciones visuales del Catolicismo constituye un comentario irónico y sutil sobre la ideología política de la época franquista. Las novelas de Marsé - especialmente La oscura historia de latse, Si te dicen que caí y Imágenes y recuerdos -- exploran los lindes entre la realidad objetiva y la reconstrucción sujetiva de aquella realidad en el mundo de la ficción.

Byron, the Bible, and Religion

Publisher : University of Delaware Press
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ISBN : 9780874134018
Pages : 218 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (134 users)

Download or read book Byron, the Bible, and Religion written by International Byron Seminar 1985 Haifa and published by University of Delaware Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work consists of eight essays selected from papers given at the Twelfth International Byron Symposium. Much of Byron's poetry is examined, but the focus is on the Mysteries and Don Juan. The subjects include the Cain figure, Byron's skepticism, his attitude toward Christianity and religion in general, and his literary use of the Bible.

Morality, Religious and Secular

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 9780198245377
Pages : 186 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (245 users)

Download or read book Morality, Religious and Secular written by Basil Mitchell and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1980 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arguing that differences in moral philosophies stem from differing conceptions of what man is and needs, the author examines the tenets and significance of scientific humanism, romantic humanism, and liberal humanism-three distinct secular moral theories

American Book Publishing Record

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Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book American Book Publishing Record written by and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Proposing Prosperity?

Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN : 0231543174
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (231 users)

Download or read book Proposing Prosperity? written by Jennifer M. Randles and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2016-12-27 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Fragile families"—unmarried parents who struggle emotionally and financially—are one of the primary targets of the Healthy Marriage Initiative, a federal policy that has funded marriage education programs in nearly every state. These programs, which encourage marriage by teaching relationship skills, are predicated on the hope that married couples can provide a more emotionally and financially stable home for their children. Healthy marriage policy promotes a pro-marriage culture in which two-parent married families are considered the healthiest. It also assumes that marriage can be a socioeconomic survival mechanism for low-income families, and an engine of upward mobility. Through interviews with couples and her own observations and participation in marriage education courses, Jennifer M. Randles challenges these assumptions and critically examines the effects of such classes on participants. She takes the reader inside healthy marriage classrooms to reveal how their curricula are reflections of broader issues of culture, gender, governance, and social inequality. In analyzing the implementation of healthy marriage policy, Randles questions whether it should target individual behavior or the social and economic context of that behavior. The most valuable approach, she concludes, will not be grounded in notions of middle-class marriage culture. Instead, it will reflect the fundamental premise that love and commitment thrive most within the context of social and economic opportunity.

Altruism and Altruistic Love

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 9780195349443
Pages : 532 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (349 users)

Download or read book Altruism and Altruistic Love written by Stephen G. Post and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2002-03-28 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The concept of altruism, or disinterested concern for another's welfare, has been discussed by everyone from theologians to psychologists to biologists. In this cutting edge book, evolutionary, neurological, developmental, psychological, social, cultural, and religious aspects of altruistic behavior are examined by renowned researchers. The result is a collaborative and provocative look at one of humanity's essential and defining characteristics.

McManus 2-in-1 (Soul Cravings, Barbarian Way)

Publisher : Thomas Nelson
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ISBN : 1418589926
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (418 users)

Download or read book McManus 2-in-1 (Soul Cravings, Barbarian Way) written by Erwin Raphael McManus and published by Thomas Nelson. This book was released on 2011-05-21 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of two titles authored by Erwin McManus. BARBARIAN WAY: Erwin McManus wasn't raised in a Christian home, so when he came to Christ as a college student, he didn't know the rules of the "religious club." He didn't do well in Shakespeare courses, so he didn't really understand the KJV Bible he was given either. But he did understand that prayer was a conversation, and he learned to talk to God and wait for answers. Erwin's way was passionate and rough around the edges-a sincere, barbaric journey to Christ. SOUL CRAVINGS: We can spend our whole lives trying to satisfy the one insatiable part of our being, our soul craving. Our capacity for spiritual experience both proves our need for something greater than ourselves and leaves us wanting when we fill it with anything but God. Soul Cravings is a powerful, down-to-earth exposition that interprets our need for intimacy, meaning, and destiny as common sense apologetics pointing to the existence of and our need for God. The book will deeply stir the reader to consider and chase after the spiritual implications of their soul's deepest longings.

The New Romanticism

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317776003
Pages : 350 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book The New Romanticism written by Eberhard Alsen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-04 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The New Romanticism is an overview of the romantic trend taken up by American novelists in the twentieth-century. Includes three classic essays by Saul bellow, Thomas Pyncheon, and Toni Morrison.