Method, Theory, and Analyses in a Biographical Age
Author: Dan Goodley
Publisher: Psychology Press
View: 9507Researching Life Stories critically and pragmatically reflects upon the use of life stories in social and educational research. Using four life stories as examples, the authors apply four different, practical approaches to demonstrate effective research and analysis. As well as examining in detail the four life stories around which the book is written, areas covered include: * Method and methodology in life story research * Analysis * Reflections on analyses * Craft and ethics in researching life * Policy, practice and theory in life story research. Throughout the book the authors demystify the issues surrounding life story research and demonstrate the significance of this approach to understanding individual and social worlds. This unique approach to life story research will be a valuable resource for all social science and education researchers at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Author: Robert Alter
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
View: 5406"A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999 Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.
Author: Steven L. McKenzie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
View: 8212One of the most important and complex characters in the Bible, King David has been the subject of innumerable portraits, both artistic and literary. Michaelangelo's magnificent sculpture of him is perhaps the single best known work of art in the world, and the story of the humble shepherd who slew Goliath and became king has assumed a powerful mythological status. But was David a real person--and if so what kind of person was he? Through a close and critical reading of biblical texts, ancient history, and recent archeological discoveries, Steven L. McKenzie concludes that David was indeed a real person. This David, however, was no hero but a usurper, adulterer, and murderer--a Middle Eastern despot of a familiar type. McKenzie shows that the story of humble beginnings is utterly misleading: "shepherd" is a metaphor for "king," and David came from a wealthy, upper-class background. Similarly, McKenzie reveals how David's ascent to power, traditionally attributed to popularity and divine blessing, in fact resulted from a campaign of terror and assassination. While instituting a full-blown Middle Eastern monarchy, David was an aggressive leader, a devious politician, and a ruthless war chief. Throughout his scandalous reign, important figures who stood in his way died at convenient times, under questionable circumstances. Even his own sons were not spared. David's story, writes McKenzie, "reads like a modern soap opera, with plenty of sex, violence, and struggles for power." Carefully researched and vividly written, King David: An Unauthorized Biography offers a provocative reappraisal of the life of one of the Bible's most compelling figures.
You Are the Man!: A Story of the Heart and Life of David Highlighting Events in I Chronicles
Author: D. Owen Kaiser
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
View: 1934The words in the title, You Are the Man, convicted a deeply guilty King David of the heinous crimes he had committed against Uriah the Hittite, Bathsheba's husband. Yet, in many remarkable ways, David was God's man, chosen and blessed for greatness. This book tells a story of David's life from the Bible read as literally true. The flowing, easy-to-read narrative observes him progress from shepherd to king to his death. Walking with David through tragedy and triumph makes it easier to see the actual person behind this larger-than-life Bible character. "A fresh approach to the life of David." Pastor Tim Murdoch While David's sins and difficulties are not ignored, King David: You Are the Man! highlights several positive events, including some lesser-known ones found only I Chronicles. King David was the man whom God chose to be ancient Israel's second king, who established daily praise and worship of God in Israel, to whom God revealed eternal purposes for His Son and His kingdom, who led Israel to an exalted place among the nations, to whom God revealed the details of the temple Solomon would build, and who organized the priests and Levites in their ministries of worship at that temple. "I feel as if I am getting to know David, and more than that, his faith. As a woman of faith, it sings to my heart .... I feel as if I am getting to know God better too!" Halin I Soaring Included in this narration of David's life are a history of the Ark of the Covenant, a possible timeline of David's life, a probe into the disastrous census that David ordered to be taken, (When considering the difficult questions posed by II Samuel 24:1 and I Chronicles 21:1, Pastor Mike Green expressed this credible idea: "I think God was angry with Israel because the tabernacle was in Gibeon.") a history of the Levites and their development as God's special servants, and several specific life disciplines that made David a man after God's own heart."
Author: Steven Shawn Tuell
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
View: 8782Examines the Chronicles from the perspective of a Christian scholar, explaining how the books demonstrate God's plan and purpose through the story of Israel and focusing on the theological message that the purpose of life is to seek God in the words of Scripture.
One Courageous Mother's Guide to Keeping Your Family Toxin and Allergy Free
Author: Amilya Antonetti
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Category: House & Home
View: 8260Author Amilya Antonetti's son, David, spent almost half of the first year of his life in and out of the emergency room. After the doctor's efforts to pinpoint the cause of his distress were fruitless, a determined Amilya eventually discovered an unmistakable pattern: Her son became violently ill about two hours after she finished cleaning house. David was having severe, though not uncommon, allergic reactions to ordinary household cleaners. Amilya's attention immediately turned to finding safer yet still effective ways to keep a clean house -- without putting David in the hospital -- which she built into a successful line of natural products.
eine Untersuchung zu 2Samuel 7 und 12 und 1Könige 1
Author: Wolfgang Oswald
Publisher: Theologischer Verlag Zürich
View: 6552Der Prophet Nathan stand bislang am Rande der Forschung, insbesondere gelang es nicht, ihn in die Geschichte des Prophetismus einzuordnen. Die Suche nach einer historischen Gestalt verhinderte die Rezeption der klar profilierten literarischen Gestalt des Nathan. Der Prophet Nathan ist im Rahmen der Thronfolge-Erzahlung der von Gott Gesandte, der in zwei tiefen Krisen (2Sam 11f., 1Kon 1) den Bestand des Hauses David rettet. Diese Rolle baut 2Sam 7 aus, worin Nathan zum Verkunder der ewigen Herrschaft des Hauses David wird. 2Sam 7 zielt auf die Begnadigung des deportierten Konigs (Jojachin, 2Kon 25,27-30). Die Verbindung zwischen beiden Texten wird durch das System der Dynastie-Orakel in den Konigebuchern hergestellt. Nathan ist somit der Hofprophet schlechthin, zwar nicht als Berater des historischen David, sehr wohl aber als prophetische Idealgestalt der spateren Konigszeit und der Exilszeit. Die vorliegende Untersuchung richtet sich an alle, die an der Theologie des Samuel- und des Konigebuches interessiert sind. Wolfgang Oswald, Dr. theol., Jahrgang 1958, ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Evangelisch-Theologischen Fakultat der Universitat Tubingen und Privatdozent fur Altes Testament.
Woman Story and the Ethical Evaluation of Monarchy in the David Narrative
Author: April D. Westbrook
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
View: 6608April Westbrook explores the intentional inclusion of woman stories (those displaying significant female presence) within the David narrative in the books of Samuel. These stories are made prominent by the surprisingly high number of their occurrences as well as the sequentially progressive literary pattern in which they occur in the larger narrative. Westbrook shows that the dramatic and detailed accounts within the story repeatedly challenge the reader to consider the experiences of women and their contribution to the purpose of the larger narrative. When viewed collectively, these woman stories serve to stir the reader's responses in ways which systematically call into question the nature of the monarchy itself as a power system-both its impact upon the nation and upon the kings who rule. Although King David is often held up as a paragon of virtue, the experiences of the women in his life frequently reveal a different side of his character, and the reader must wrestle with the resultant ambiguity. In the process, the reader must also think deeply about the inevitably negative aspects of hierarchical social structures and why this biblical text is apparently designed to press the reader toward unavoidable and uncomfortable personal confrontation with these realities concerning the use of power within community life.
Die Kunst, Übermächtige zu bezwingen
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Campus Verlag
View: 5369Wenn David auf Goliath trifft, hat er zwei Möglichkeiten: Spielt er nach dessen Regeln, wird er verlieren. Ist er bereit, die Regeln der Macht zu brechen, zwingt er den Riesen damit in die Knie. Malcolm Gladwell ist davon überzeugt: Underdogs sind Gewinner! In genialen Episoden von listigen Kriegsherren, halbstarken Basketballteams und inspirierten Softwareentwicklern zeigt der Kultautor, dass Triumph keine Frage der Größe, sondern der inneren Haltung ist. Gladwells hintersinniges Plädoyer für das Große im Kleinen ist zugleich ein Appell zum kreativen Ungehorsam. Nach der Lektüre dieses verblüffenden Buchs ist kein Riese mehr vor Ihnen sicher.
Author: Emily Story
View: 6667"Ich will ihn küssen, ihn berühren, ihn in mir spüren, um nicht in meiner Vergangenheit verloren zu gehen. Ja, David ist der einzige, der diese entsetzliche Dunkelheit in mir vertreiben kann. Und ich bin ihm unendlich dankbar, dass er keine Fragen stellt und mir einfach nur gibt, was ich gerade am meisten brauche: ihn."Gerade als July denkt, dass wieder alles in Ordnung ist zwischen ihr und David, passiert etwas, womit sie niemals gerechnet hätte. Von einem auf den anderen Moment ändert sich alles und ihre Liebe steht plötzlich auf dem Spiel, als eine mysteriöse Fremde aus Davids Studienzeit wieder auftaucht. Davids Geheimnisse aus seiner bewegten Vergangenheit holen ihn auf einmal wieder ein. Und July stellt fest, dass der smarte unnahbare Adonis, für den sie David immer gehalten hat, damals ein ziemlicher Bad Boy gewesen ist. Als am Ende noch ein weiteres von Davids Geheimnissen ans Licht kommt, steuert ihre Beziehung auf eine riesengroße Katastrophe zu...
Rediscovering an Ancient Story
Author: Paul Borgman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
View: 8947The biblical story of King David and his conflict with King Saul (1 and 2 Samuel) is one of the most colorful and perennially popular in the Hebrew Bible. In recent years, this story has attracted a great deal of scholarly attention, much of it devoted to showing that David was a far less heroic character than appears on the surface. Indeed, more than one has painted David as a despicable tyrant. Paul Borgman provides a counter-reading to these studies, through an attentive reading of the narrative patterns of the text. He focuses on one of the key features of ancient Hebrew narrative poetics -- repeated patterns -- taking special note of even the small variations each time a pattern recurs. He argues that such "hearing cues" would have alerted an ancient audience to the answers to such questions as "Who is David?" and "What is so wrong with Saul?" The narrative insists on such questions, says Borgman, slowly disclosing answers through patterns of repeated scenarios and dominant motifs that yield, finally, the supreme work of storytelling in ancient literature. Borgman concludes with a comparison with Homer's storytelling technique, demontrating that the David story is indeed a masterpiece and David (as Baruch Halpern has said) "the first truly modern human."
Author: Michael Zach
View: 6808Wohl kaum eine andere Gestalt der Bibel nimmt in drei Weltreligionen eine solche Schlüsselrolle ein wie die Figur des Königs David, höchst kunstvoll in sehr persönlichen Erzählungen des Alten Testaments porträtiert. Die vorliegende Arbeit beschreibt den Facettenreichtum der literarischen Überlieferung anhand der biblischen Texte über die Thronnachfolge (2. Samuel, 1. Könige). dt.