In the Street

50 But there is a problem. Through the creation of the work of art, Pygmalion has not simply “divided himself into two”; more importantly, he expressed his own self in an inanimate being, “a lifeless thing” doomed to remain exterior to ...

In the Street

In the Street

If there is one thing that people agree about concerning the massive, leaderless, spontaneous protests that have spread across the globe over the past decade, it's that they were failures. The protesters, many claim, simply could not organize; nor could they formulate clear demands. As a result, they failed to bring about long-lasting change. In the Street challenges this seemingly forgone conclusion. It argues that when analyses of such events are confined to a framework of success and failure, they lose sight of the on-the-ground efforts of political actors who demonstrate, if for a fleeting moment, that another way of being together is possible. The conception of democratic action developed here helps us see that events like Occupy Wall Street, the Gezi uprising, or the weeks-long protests that took place all around the US after George Floyd's killing by the police are best understood as democratic enactments created in and through "intermediating practices," which include contestation, deliberation, judging, negotiation, artistic production, and common use. Through these intermediating practices, people become "political friends"; they act in ways other than expected of them to reach out to others unlike themselves, establish relations with strangers, and constitute a common amidst disagreements. These democratic enactments are fleeting, but what remains in their aftermath are new political actors and innovative practices. The book demonstrates that the current obsession with the "failure" of spontaneous protests is the outcome of a commonly accepted way of thinking about democratic action, which casts organization as a technical matter that precedes politics and moments of spontaneous popular action as sudden explosions. The origins of this widely shared understanding lie in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's conception of popular sovereignty, shaped by his rejection of theatricality and idealization of immediacy. Insofar as contemporary thinkers see democratic moments as the unmediated expressions of people's will and/or instantaneous eruptions, they, like Rousseau, reduce spontaneity to immediacy and erase the rich and creative practices of political actors. In the Street counters this Rousseauian influence by appropriating Aristotle's notion of "political friendship," and developing an alternative conceptualization of democratic action through a close reading of Antonio Negri, Jürgen Habermas, and Jacques Rancière and the global protests of 1968 that inspired these thinkers and their work.

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This is not to say that he is not in his own way as mythological a creation as Joe Christmas or Sam Fathers . A novelist always runs risks when characters take on mythological force . When characters come to stand for abstractions ...

The Cambridge History of American Literature  Volume 7  Prose Writing  1940 1990

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Ancient Dwarf Kingdom or the Hoard of a Fiery Dragon

tives eventually form the Fellowship of the Ring.112 Gerard Hynes elaborates on the different versions of Tolkien's dwarves and claims that ... Renée Vink even argues that “[t]he Dwarves are also given a creation story of their own”117.

Ancient Dwarf Kingdom or the Hoard of a Fiery Dragon

Ancient Dwarf Kingdom or the Hoard of a Fiery Dragon

In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" (1937), Erebor is both the ancient home of the dwarves, which has been conquered and is now occupied by the dragon Smaug, and the destination of the quest of thirteen dwarves and a hobbit, who aim at regaining Erebor from the claws of the dragon. On their way to the mountain, the dwarves constantly remember the old days in which their ancestors mined and crafted beautiful objects inside the walls of Erebor. Their thoughts are, however, frequently overshadowed by concerns about Smaug, who transformed the dwarf kingdom into a dragon hoard and is now sleeping on the gold. Denise Burkhard delves into Tolkien's children's novel and Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy (2012–2014) and explores the depiction of Erebor. The analysis focuses on the dwarves' reconstruction of the old kingdom, the ideas of home and belonging in the context of the dwarves' diasporic situation as well as on the destruction and the reshaping(s) of the mountain. The adverse depictions of Erebor as dwarf kingdom and dragon hoard are examined by having a closer look at the dwarves, the sinister dragon and the enormous hoard in the novel as well as in Peter Jackson's audio-visual interpretations.

Immortality and the Body in the Age of Milton

But where Milton was content to celebrate creation, including the creation of man, as an ex deo derivative of God's own intrinsically good substance, Smith seizes an opportunity in the funeral sermon to elevate creation even further.

Immortality and the Body in the Age of Milton

Immortality and the Body in the Age of Milton

A collection examining representations of the embodied self in the writings of Milton and his contemporaries.

A Roman Catholic Theology of Pastoral Care

In other words , though the building up and tearing down of creation continues , a totally new possibility for God's ... Christian men and women begin to find God in their world and in the various shapes of their own experience .

A Roman Catholic Theology of Pastoral Care

A Roman Catholic Theology of Pastoral Care

Drawing upon the long history of care in the sacramental mission of the clergy, especially since the reforms of Vatican II, Father Duffy offers a new model that can stimulate both Catholic and Protestant pastoral care to fresh thinking and imaginative reconstruction. The model derives from the catechumenate, that lengthy process of study and service which, down through the ages, has preceded baptism and guided Christian formation. Reflecting a judicious use of interdisciplinary insights and praxis theology, Father Duffy's vision represents an ecumenical contribution to sharpened focus and strengthened identity for pastoral care and practice.

The Palgrave Handbook of German Romantic Philosophy

(This theory of knowledge must have a great affinity for the young Benjamin as it bears a strong relation to his own conception of nature as a series of mimetic relations, or as a creation that contains its own linguistic content.) ...

The Palgrave Handbook of German Romantic Philosophy

The Palgrave Handbook of German Romantic Philosophy

This Handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the philosophical dimensions of German Romanticism, a movement that challenged traditional borders between philosophy, poetry, and science. With contributions from leading international scholars, the collection places the movement in its historical context by both exploring its links to German Idealism and by examining contemporary, related developments in aesthetics and scientific research. A substantial concluding section of the Handbook examines the enduring legacy of German romantic philosophy. Key Features: • Highlights the contributions of German romantic philosophy to literary criticism, irony, cinema, religion, and biology. • Emphasises the important role that women played in the movement’s formation. • Reveals the ways in which German romantic philosophy impacted developments in modernism, existentialism and critical theory in the twentieth century. • Interdisciplinary in approach with contributions from philosophers, Germanists, historians and literary scholars. Providing both broad perspectives and new insights, this Handbook is essential reading for scholars undertaking new research on German romantic philosophy as well as for advanced students requiring a thorough understanding of the subject.

Holy Quran s Judgement Part 2

In a situation where one creation relies on another for help, there is an expectation that creation will provide the help on account of its own inherent power or capability. Only this faith gradually gets converted as Shirk.

Holy Quran s Judgement   Part 2

Holy Quran s Judgement Part 2

The Spiritual Leader explains with copious evidence the views held by other religions too that the truth "La Ilaha Illallah", that being the lifeline of Tawheed and that there is no Ilah (creation) but Allah. He has thrown a challenge to anyone who can disprove this truth offering a handsome reward. Until now no one has come forward to take up his challenge. Allah is an arbitrary name and it does not point to something static or stationery. This name denotes something beyond time and space and the reach of human knowledge and has manifested as the whole universe. If one becomes aware of this truth, peace and tranquility will be eternal in his heart and mind.

Auden s O

And so, in this final refrain, even his own pattern is disrupted, as an additional sixth line is added to his usual five, ... O. At the heart of all Antonio's antithesis, his self‐absorbing negation, his dance of death, is a creation.

Auden s O

Auden s O

Explores the rise of the idea of nothing in Western modernity and how its figuration is transforming and offering new possibilities. In this groundbreaking, interdisciplinary history of ideas, Andrew W. Hass explores the ascendency of the concept of nothing into late modernity. He argues that the rise of the reality of nothing in religion, philosophy, and literature has taken place only against the decline of the concept of One: a shift from a sovereign understanding of the One (unity, universality) toward the “figure of the O”—a cipher figure that, as nonentity, is nevertheless determinant of other realities. The figuring of this O culminates in a proliferation of literary expressions of nothingness, void, and absence from 1940 to 1960, but by century’s end, this movement has shifted from linear progression to mutation, whereby religion, theology, philosophy, literature, and other critical modes of thought, such as feminism, merge into a shared, circular activity. The writer W. H. Auden lends his name to this O, his long poetic work The Sea and the Mirror an exemplary manifestation of its implications. Hass examines this work, along with that of a host of writers, philosophers, and theologians, to trace the revolutionary hermeneutics and creative space of the O, and to provide the reasoning of why nothing is now such a powerful force in the imagination of the twenty-first century, and of how it might move us through and beyond our turbulent times.

The Stories We Are

In The Path of Least Resistance, Robert Fritz writes that 'it is not common for people to think of their own lives as creations. You are not encouraged to have with your own life the kind of relationship a creator has with his or her ...

The Stories We Are

The Stories We Are

From time to time we all tend to wonder what sort of “story” our life might comprise: what it means, where it is going, and whether it hangs together as a whole. In The Stories We Are, William Lowell Randall explores the links between literature and life and speculates on the range of storytelling styles through which people compose their lives. In doing so, he draws on a variety of fields, including psychology, psychotherapy, theology, philosophy, feminist theory, and literary theory. Using categories like plot, character, point of view, and style, Randall plays with the possibility that we each make sense of the events of our lives to the extent that we weave them into our own unfolding novel, as simultaneously its author, narrator, main character, and reader. In the process, he offers us a unique perspective on features of our day-to-day world such as secrecy, self-deception, gossip, prejudice, intimacy, maturity, and the proverbial “art of living.” First published in 1995, this second edition of The Stories We Are includes a new preface and afterword by the author that offer insight into his argument and evolution as a scholar, as well as an illuminating foreword by Ruthellen Josselson.

Experiencing God in the Gospel of John

A further irony exacerbates the paradox, for “yet the world knew him not” (1:10c). In not recognizing him, ... He came“to his own home,” into a creation in whose meaning and existencetheWord wasalready inscribed. The ta idia, the true ...

Experiencing God in the Gospel of John

Experiencing God in the Gospel of John

A theological study on the Gospel of John that is strongly determined by contemporary biblical scholarship.

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