Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of by Kelly Pemberton, Michael Nijhawan

By Kelly Pemberton, Michael Nijhawan

How do textual content, functionality, and rhetoric concurrently replicate and problem notions of designated neighborhood and non secular identities? This quantity examines facts of shared idioms of sanctity inside a bigger framework of spiritual nationalism, literary productions, and communalism in South Asia. participants to this quantity are rather attracted to how substitute sorts of belonging and non secular imaginations in South Asia are articulated within the mild of normative, authoritative, and particular claims upon the illustration of identities. development upon new and vast historiographical and ethnographical information, the publication demanding situations straight forward categorizations of workforce id and issues to the complicated old and modern relationships among assorted teams, companies, partially by means of investigating the discursive formations which are usually subsumed less than binary differences of dominant/subaltern, Hindu/Muslim or orthodox/heterodox. In this recognize, the publication deals a theoretical contribution past South Asia experiences by way of highlighting a necessity for a brand new interdisciplinary attempt in rethinking notions of identification, ethnicity, and religion.

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Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite: "No by Charles M. Stang

By Charles M. Stang

This ebook examines the writings of an early sixth-century Christian mystical theologian who wrote less than the identify of a convert of the apostle Paul, Dionysius the Areopagite. This 'Pseudo'-Dionysius is known for articulating a magical theology in elements: a sacramental and liturgical mysticism embedded within the context of celestial and ecclesiastical hierarchies, and an austere, contemplative routine within which one steadily negates the divine names in hopes of soliciting union with the 'unknown God' or 'God past being.'

Charles M. Stang argues that the pseudonym and the impact of Paul jointly represent the easiest interpretive lens for realizing the Corpus Dionysiacum [CD]. Stang demonstrates how Paul animates the complete corpus, and exhibits that the impact of Paul illuminates such valuable subject matters of the CD as hierarchy, theurgy, deification, Christology, confirmation (kataphasis) and negation (apophasis), distinct similarities, and unknowing. most significantly, Paul serves as a fulcrum for the expression of a brand new theological anthropology, an 'apophatic anthropology.' Dionysius figures Paul because the optimal apostolic witness to this apophatic anthropology, because the ecstatic lover of the divine who confesses to the rupture of his self and the indwelling of the divine in Gal 2:20: 'it is not any longer I who dwell, yet Christ who lives in me.'

Building in this thought of apophatic anthropology, the ebook forwards a proof for why this sixth-century writer selected to write down lower than an apostolic pseudonym. Stang argues that the very perform of pseudonymous writing itself serves as an ecstatic devotional workout wherein the author turns into break up in and thereby open to the indwelling of the divine. Pseudonymity is in this interpretation indispensable and inner to the goals of the broader mystical firm. hence this ebook goals to question the excellence among 'theory' and 'practice' via demonstrating that damaging theology-often figured as a speculative and rarefied idea concerning the transcendence of God-is in reality most sensible understood as one of those asceticism, a devotional perform aiming for the whole transformation of the Christian topic.

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The Song of the Sea: Ex 15:1 - 21 by Martin Leon Brenner

By Martin Leon Brenner

Following thorough analyses of favor, mythological content material and theological utilization, the writer proceeds to supply conclusions at the courting and authorship of this passage from the ebook of Exodus.
This dissertation from the Angelicum in Rome indicates how fragile are our scholarly assumptions and agreements, and what kind of our conclusions are required via our assumptions. Brenner’s thesis is that the tune of the ocean (Exod 15:1-18) is a postexilic rfile, reflecting the paintings and pursuits of the Levitica! singers in the course of the reconstruction of Nehemiah.

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The Order of the Solar Temple: The Temple of Death by James R. Lewis

By James R. Lewis

In October 1994, fifty-three contributors of the Order of the sun Temple in Switzerland and Québec have been murdered or dedicated suicide. This incident and later workforce suicides in next years performed a pivotal function in inflaming the cult controversy in Europe, influencing the general public to help harsher activities opposed to non-traditional religions.

Despite the significance of the Order of the sun Temple, there are quite few experiences released in English. This ebook brings jointly the easiest scholarship at the sunlight Temple together with newly commissioned items from major students, a range of sun Temple files, and critical formerly released articles newly edited for inclusion inside of this ebook.

This is the 1st book-length research of the Order of the sunlight Temple to be released in English. convey much less

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Reconfiguring Knowledge Production: Changing Authority by Richard Whitley, Jochen Glaser, Lars Engwall

By Richard Whitley, Jochen Glaser, Lars Engwall

The governance of the general public sciences has profoundly replaced because the moment international battle, specially in regards to investment buildings, the autonomy, and responsibility of public examine firms and universities, and the level to which examine is suggested in the direction of societal usefulness. Going past prior analyses of those adjustments in technology stories, technology coverage, and better schooling reviews, this booklet provides and applies a singular technique that offers an built-in evaluation of alterations in public technology platforms and their impression on medical innovation.
Its simple assumptions are (i) that every one alterations in public technology platforms (PSS) impact authority relations--the pursuits and motion functions of authoritative enterprises in science--and (ii) that the authority kinfolk in regards to the number of targets and techniques in examine in addition to the combination of study effects are the channel wherein alterations in PSS have an effect on the creation of clinical wisdom and especially clinical innovation. This specialise in authority kin because the key interface integrating alterations in governance and translating them into alterations within the creation of medical wisdom is a crucial innovation as the results of governance on the functionality point of the technological know-how approach were mostly overlooked through different techniques.

By demonstrating that alterations in authority kin are field-specific and feature field-specific results on wisdom construction , and that those field-specific authority family do certainly have an effect on the stipulations for highbrow innovation, the viewpoint explored during this ebook demanding situations technology coverage experiences to 'bring paintings again in' to the learn of the corporation and governance of the sciences.

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Reforming For Results in the Un System: A Study of UNOPS by Dennis Dijkzeul

By Dennis Dijkzeul

The United countries workplace for venture companies (UNOPS) is the one UN association that's self-financing via charges earned on venture management/provision of prone in all developmental and humanitarian fields. Following a disruptive merger approach its destiny appeared doubtful. This e-book describes and analyzes the resultant reform, its difficulties and successes, in addition to its relevance to different UN firms and New Public administration theory.

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The Integrity of Governance: What it is, What we Know, What by L. Huberts

By L. Huberts

Within the first publication of its type, Leo Huberts presents a serious synthesis of state-of-the-art study on public area integrity exploring matters similar to the definition and significance of public quarter integrity, a number of the methodological techniques to the sphere in addition to contemplating the motives of for the violation of values linked to integrity.

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Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power by Kevin Featherstone, Dimitris Papadimitriou

By Kevin Featherstone, Dimitris Papadimitriou

This booklet is worried with a wide query in a single small, yet hugely challenging case: how can a chief minister determine keep watch over and coordination throughout his or her government?

The Greek method of presidency sustains a 'paradox of energy' at its very center. The structure presents the best minister with wide and sometimes unchecked powers. but, the operational constructions, methods and assets round the leading minister undermine their strength to control the govt. via a research of all major premierships among 1974 and 2009, top Ministers in Greece argues that the Greek best minister has been 'an emperor with no clothes'. the prices of this paradox integrated the lack to accomplish key coverage targets less than successive governments and a fragmented process of governance that supplied the backdrop to Greece's fiscal meltdown in 2010.

Building on an unparalleled diversity of interviews and archival fabric, Featherstone and Papadimitriou got down to discover how this paradox has been sustained. They finish with the Greek process assembly its 'nemesis': the arriving of the shut supervision of its executive by way of the 'Troika' - the representatives of Greece's collectors. The debt drawback challenged taboos and compelled a self-reflection. It is still doubtful, despite the fact that, even if both the exterior process or the family reaction could be adequate to make the Greek process of governance 'fit for purpose'.

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