Hearing the Whole Story

The Politics of Plot in Mark's Gospel

Author: Richard A. Horsley

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664222758

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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Richard Horsley provides a sure guide for first time readers of Mark's Gospel and, at the very same time, induces those more familiar with Mark to take a fresh look at this Gospel. From tracing the plot and sub-plot in Mark to exploring how the Gospel was first heard (as oral performance), Horsely tackles old questions from new angles. Horsely consistently and judiciously uses sociological categories and method to help readers see how Mark's Jesus challenged the dominant order of his day.


Readings in Knowledge, Practice, Ethics, and Politics

Author: Suzanne Gordon,Patricia Benner,Nel Noddings

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812215823

Category: Medical

Page: 313

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Looks not only at the financial, emotional, and physical demands of giving and receiving care but also at the strengths and rewards inherent in the world of caregiving.

The Way According to Luke

Hearing the Whole Story of Luke-Acts

Author: Paul Borgman

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802829368

Category: Religion

Page: 404

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Among the classics of ancient Greek and Jewish literature, the story of Luke-Acts has few rivals. Yet we moderns miss much of the meaning of Luke's two-part drama because we read it like any other text and not as it would have been heard by ancient listeners -- in public performance by a skilled storyteller. The Way according to Luke unlocks the big picture of Jesus' mission by attending to the repetition, patterns, and other clues of oral narrative. In this single volume Paul Borgman lays out a holistic view of the organic unity between Luke and Acts while demonstrating that the meaning of Luke-Acts is uniquely embedded in its narrative. Borgman's distinctive work makes available both the satisfying pleasure of reading the Bible as great literature and the rewarding insight gained from receiving Scripture as it was originally delivered.

Christus Militans

Studien zur politisch-militärischen Semantik im Markusevangelium vor dem Hintergrund des ersten jüdisch-römischen Krieges

Author: Gabriella Gelardini

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004309349

Category: Religion

Page: 860

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In Christus Militans knüpft Gabriella Gelardini an Interpretationen an, die das Markusevangelium im Kontext des jüdisch-römischen Krieges und des Aufstiegs der Flavier interpretieren. Von Interesse sind darin aber nicht nur „ideologische Macht- oder Herrschaftsdiskurse,“ sondern insbesondere auch die militärischen Zusammenhänge und die Kriegssemantik im engeren Sinn. Dies erfolgt eingedenk der großen Bedeutung, die das Militär und der Krieg für die Herstellung und Aufrechterhaltung von Herrschaft in der Antike hatten, besonders bei Dynastiewechseln.

Pray Like This

Understanding Prayer in the Bible

Author: Rodney A. Werline

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567101029

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Werline encourages us to look at prayer in the following way: to attempt to understand how prayers are tied to particular cultural and social settings. Prayers are part of and expressions of a collection of cultural ideas that have been arranged within a system that seems coherent and obvious to those writings the biblical texts. Prayers participate in and express a person's worldview. Werline shows the ways that--though many biblical prayers are familiar to us--biblical texts and contemporary readers come from different worlds. The Hebrew Bible and the New Testament contain many prayers. Large volumes have been written on prayer within a single book, or within the writings of one author, like Paul, or an individual prayer, such as the Lord's Prayer. Werline does not examine every prayer in the Bible or even write exhaustively on a single prayer. He has highlighted a few significant features of each prayer, and some of the prayers vividly exhibit the influence of a particular society's vision. For example, he examines the prayers of 1 and 2 Kings and 1 and 2 Chronicles because of the ways they are tightly tied to the authors' views of history. The writers' interpretation of history profoundly influenced significant portions of the Bible as well as the literature of early Judaism.

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014

Author: Laura Furman

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0345807324

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories roam the world, from Nigeria to Venice, from an erupting volcano in Iceland to a brothel in the old Wild West. They feature a dazzling array of characters: a young American falling in love in Japan, a girl raised by snake-handling fundamentalists, an old man mourning his late wife, and a fierce guard dog with a talent for escape. Accompanying the stories are the editor’s introduction, essays from the eminent jurors on their favorite stories, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines. Mark Haddon, “The Gun,” Granta Stephen Dixon, “Talk,” The American Reader Tessa Hadley, “Valentine,” The New Yorker Olivia Clare, “Pétur,” Ecotone David Bradley, “You Remember The Pin Mill,” Narrative Kirstin Valdez Quade, “Nemecia,” Narrativemagazine.com Dylan Landis, “Trust,” Tin House Allison Alsup, “Old Houses,” New Orleans Review Halina Duraj, “Fatherland,” Harvard Review Chanelle Benz, “West of the Known,” The American Reader William Trevor, “The Women,” The New Yorker Colleen Morrissey, “Good Faith,” The Cincinnati Review Robert Anthony Siegel, “The Right Imaginary Person,” Tin House Louise Erdrich, “Nero,” The New Yorker Rebecca Hirsch Garcia, “A Golden Light,” Threepenny Review Chinelo Okparanta, “Fairness,” Subtropics Kristen Iskandrian, “The Inheritors,” Tin House Michael Parker, “Deep Eddy,” Southwest Review Maura Stanton, “Oh Shenandoah,” New England Review Laura van den Berg, “Opa-Locka,” The Southern Review The Jurors on Their Favorites: Tash Aw, James Lasdun, Joan Silber The Writers on Their Work Publications Submitted From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mark as Story

Retrospect and Prospect

Author: Kelly R. Iverson,Christopher W. Skinner

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589835484

Category: Religion

Page: 309

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This volumes celebrates 'Mark as Story' and offers critique, engagement, and exploration of the new hermeneutical vistas that emerged in the wake of this pioneering study.

A Runaway Witness

Author: Dolores Strandberg

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469119307

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9949


After witnessing a murder involving her boss, a secretary turns to a Federal Marshall for help. She testifies at her bosss trial and then has to run for her life with the assistance of a number of law enforcement officials including the FBI. No one seems to be able to protect her as she begins traveling to numerous places across the USA in an attempt to avoid being killed. Even the people sent to protect her are suspect. Changing her name and using various disguises fail to keep her enemies from locating her. During her moves to various places she befriends two young run-away girls and later a young boy who become part of her life, along with the Federal Marshall who proves to be more than he seems. She finds help and friendship in unexpected places and eventually her problems come to a happy, though unexpected conclusion, when more than one person she trusts have become her enemies. This is a fictional story though most of the places mentioned are actual communities in and around the USA. My Father was in law enforcement and several characters are similar to some of his friends that I knew during his lifetime, though their names and places they lived are not as portrayed in my story.

The Liberation of Christmas

The Infancy Narratives in Social Context

Author: Richard Horsley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597525758

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Current biblical scholarship tends to treat the nativity narratives as having little historical basis and to see in them illustrations of the particular theologies of Matthew and Luke. Nonbiblical scholarship sees in these narratives only an adaptation of traditional folklore themes relating to the birth of the hero. This leaves the ordinary Christian in a vacuum that the mass media and other commercial interests are only too anxious to fill. 'Liberating Christmas' shows that, regardless of whether the nativity narratives are rooted in actual historical situations, they do portray a particular network of social-political relationships. Thus Caesar ruled and taxed peoples, such as the Jews, through client-kings, such as Herod, who ruled with sharply repressive violence. But the narratives also celebrate the birth of a messiah who will finally liberate his people even though he and his family are driven into exile. The Christmas stories as reappraised by this book have, therefore, important political implications, implications not only about first-century Palestine but about contemporary history as well. These latter implications are brought out by an extensive analysis of the political-economic domination exercised in much of Latin America by the United States, domination maintained by Òclient dictators who use death squads (paralleling Herod's slaughter of innocents) to terrorize and control the exploited peasants while driving members of basic Christian communities into exile. 'Liberating Christmas' has as much to say about the 'Pax Americana' as the original nativity narratives had to say about the 'Pax Romana'. The story of Jesus is as important to ordinary readers today as it was when it was first told centuries ago.