To Tell the Sacred Tale

To Tell the Sacred Tale

In storytelling, the soul quickens and comes alive. In To Tell the Sacred Tale, Janet Ruffing describes the narrative process of spiritual direction in relationship to our contemporary contexts.

Author: Janet K. Ruffing

Publisher:

ISBN: 0809147238

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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This book shows the singular importance of narrative in the process of spiritual direction and reflects on this interactive process of sharing our sacred stories in pastoral contexts in order to hear and respond more deeply to the story God is telling in our lives.
Categories: Religion

To Tell the Sacred Tale

To Tell the Sacred Tale

I remain grateful for the many spiritual directors and retreat directors who have listened to me tell my sacred tale and who have become, indeed, beloved companions on a journey of grace over the years. I discovered in the process how ...

Author: Ruffing, Janet K., RSM

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781587689000

Category: Religion

Page:

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This book shows the singular importance of narrative in the process of spiritual direction and reflects on this interactive process of sharing our sacred stories in pastoral contexts in order to hear and respond more deeply to the story God is telling in our lives.
Categories: Religion

Sacred Stories

Sacred Stories

Entangled with the World Religion, spirituality, and the sacred are understood here as fully inhabiting social and ... Most concretely, we see Russians using modern means of communication to tell their stories, even to experience the ...

Author: Mark D. Steinberg

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253218506

Category: History

Page: 420

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Examines religious narratives, beliefs, and practices in late Imperial Russia
Categories: History

Classroom Tales

Classroom Tales

However, this kind of multi-sensory storytelling and the creation of a sacred space in which to tell stories would be effective for any children. Putting children into sacred stories It is also possible to tell sacred stories and to ...

Author: Jennifer M. Fox Eades

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843103042

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 157

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Fox Eades shows how storytelling is a crucial element of children's education that can enrich the school curriculum and encourage social and thinking skills. She discusses the different kinds of story that are useful in the classroom, and explores the impact of individual and group dynamics on the telling and reception of these stories.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Sacred Stories Spiritual Tribes

Sacred Stories  Spiritual Tribes

All the Christian traditions, on the other hand, expect participation but have their fair share of marginal members. Most have drifted to the margins and tell stories of disbelief, of communities that fail to care, or of disjuncture ...

Author: Nancy Tatom Ammerman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199370566

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Nancy Tatom Ammerman examines the stories Americans tell of their everyday lives, from dinner table to office and shopping mall to doctor's office, about the things that matter most to them and the routines they take for granted, and the times and places where the everyday and ordinary meet the spiritual. In addition to interviews and observation, Ammerman bases her findings on a photo elicitation exercise and oral diaries, offering a window into the presence and absence of religion and spirituality in ordinary lives and in ordinary physical and social spaces. The stories come from a diverse array of ninety-five Americans -- both conservative and liberal white Protestants, African American Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Mormons, Wiccans, and people who claim no religious or spiritual proclivities -- across a range that stretches from committed religious believers to the spiritually neutral. Ammerman surveys how these people talk about what spirituality is, how they seek and find experiences they deem spiritual, and whether and how religious traditions and institutions are part of their spiritual lives.
Categories: Social Science

From Sacred Story to Sacred Text

From Sacred Story to Sacred Text

essence what Deuteronomy had already suggested, that our hearts or minds be crammed full of this story of God's humble condescensions to ... too, have something to say: The authority of the churches is that they have a story to tell.

Author: James A. Sanders

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781579104375

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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Categories: Religion

Harlequin s Riddle

Harlequin s Riddle

Yet in a country where everything seemed to have a tale attached to it, Mina had heard none told about this fountain. ... A few times a year, for the sacred festivals, a story teller would come to Andon to tell the sacred tales of the ...

Author: Rachel Nightingale

Publisher: Odyssey Books

ISBN: 9781925652000

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 312

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When Mina joins a troupe of travelling actors, her aim is to find her missing brother, but her search unlocks a series of secrets that will change the world she knows forever. Tarya, the mystical realm spoken of in tales, is real, and her gift for story telling opens a way to it. But Tarya has a shadow side, and someone in the troupe of actors is using it to harm people. Mina soon realises she may be the only one with the power to stop them. Harlequin’s Riddle is the first book in a Young Adult fantasy trilogy about the gift of creativity and where it can take you.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs

Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs

Within our culture there's a number of categories of stories: public stories, sacred stories, sacred secret stories, men's and women's stories. A woman cannot tell a man's story to a group of men and men cannot tell women's stories – I ...

Author: Nicola Grove

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136170478

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 614

This innovative and wide-ranging book shows how storytelling can open new worlds for learners with or without special educational needs. With sections that outline both therapeutic and educational approaches, the leading practitioners who contribute to this practical resource draw on their extensive experience, and distil their own approaches for the reader to use as inspiration for their own lessons. Providing a highly accessible combination of theory and practice, the contributors to this book: define their own approach to storytelling describe the principles and theory that underpin their practice demonstrate how they work with different types of story provide extensive case-studies and assessment frameworks for a range of different special needs and age ranges provide some ‘top tips’ for practitioners who want to start using stories in this way. Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs will be of interest to all education professionals as well as therapists, youth workers, counsellors, and storytellers and theatre practitioners working in special education.
Categories: Education

Initiation into the Mysteries of the Ancient World

Initiation into the Mysteries of the Ancient World

There was probably also a sacred tale, for Pausanias reports: 'The story of the Kouretes, who are represented under the images, and that of the Korybantes (a different race from the Kouretes), carved in relief upon the base, I know, ...

Author: Jan N. Bremmer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110299557

Category: History

Page: 274

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The ancient Mysteries have long attracted the interest of scholars, an interest that goes back at least to the time of the Reformation. After a period of interest around the turn of the twentieth century, recent decades have seen an important study of Walter Burkert (1987). Yet his thematic approach makes it hard to see how the actual initiation into the Mysteries took place. To do precisely that is the aim of this book. It gives a ‘thick description’ of the major Mysteries, not only of the famous Eleusinian Mysteries, but also those located at the interface of Greece and Anatolia: the Mysteries of Samothrace, Imbros and Lemnos as well as those of the Corybants. It then proceeds to look at the Orphic-Bacchic Mysteries, which have become increasingly better understood due to the many discoveries of new texts in the recent times. Having looked at classical Greece we move on to the Roman Empire, where we study not only the lesser Mysteries, which we know especially from Pausanias, but also the new ones of Isis and Mithras. We conclude our book with a discussion of the possible influence of the Mysteries on emerging Christianity. Its detailed references and up-to-date bibliography will make this book indispensable for any scholar interested in the Mysteries and ancient religion, but also for those scholars who work on initiation or esoteric rituals, which were often inspired by the ancient Mysteries.
Categories: History

Why Conservatives Tell Stories and Liberals Don t

Why Conservatives Tell Stories and Liberals Don t

And thus priests, ministers, rabbis, and imams still rise in their pulpits to recall sacred tales and draw from them current inferences. From all this it follows that, just as premodern people told stories to expound what they regarded ...

Author: David M Ricci

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317248972

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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Why do conservatives tell stories? Because it helps them win elections and assail liberal policies like health care reform and economic stimulus. "Why" is important, but the "what" and the "how" behind the stories that conservatives tell are equally interesting, and in this new book, David Ricci reveals all. He shows how conservative activists and candidates tell many tales that come together to project a large-scale story; a cultural narrative; a vision of what America is and what it should do to prosper socially, economically, and politically. Liberals, by contrast, tend to look for theories rather than stories, for mathematical explanations rather than theological axioms, for data rather than anecdotes, and for statistics rather than homilies. The difference is paradoxical. Liberals are unlikely to fashion sweeping narratives that capture the public s attention and commitment. Yet conservatives may tell attractive stories like the ones that got us into Iraq that momentarily capture voter support but end up costing the country more than it can afford."
Categories: Political Science

Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking

Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking

man wanted the stories written down and was not entirely confident that an accurate .ecord of his important words would be ... she did not translate the old man's remarks literally : OM : I'm going to tell them these sacred stories .

Author: Distinguished Professor of Folklore and Anthropology Richard Bauman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521379334

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 501

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Classic case studies surveying the use, role and function of language and speech in social life.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sacred Sites and Sacred Stories Across Cultures

Sacred Sites and Sacred Stories Across Cultures

SACRED PLACE Since ancient times, sacred sites have had a mysterious allure for billions of people around the world. Legends and contemporary reports tell of extraordinary experiences people have had while visiting these places.

Author: David W. Kim

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030565220

Category: Religion

Page: 392

View: 385

This book offers global perspectives from Mediterranean, Asian, Australian, and American cultures on sacred sites and their related stories in regional history. Contemporary society witnesses many travelers visiting sacred sites (temples, mountains, castles, churches, houses) throughout the world. These visits often involve discovery of new historical facts through the origin stories of the associated tribe, region, or nation. The transmission of oral tradition and myth carries on the significant meaning of those religious sites. This volume unveils multi-angle perspectives of symbolic and mystical places. The contributors describe the religio-political experiences of each regional case, and analyze the religiosity of local people as a lens through which readers can re-examine the concept of iconography, syncretism, and materialism. In addition, contributors interpret the growth of new religions as the alternative perspectives of anti-traditional religions. This new approach offers significant insight into comprehending the practical agony and sorrow of regional people in the context of contemporary history.
Categories: Religion

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Sacred texts composed by women present us with complex and diverse experiences and literary forms. ... Sometimes they are the stories women tell one another: the myths about women, their autobiographies, accounts of their religious ...

Author: Cheris Kramarae

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135963156

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 173

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
Categories: Reference

The Gift of Stories

The Gift of Stories

These are the predictably repeated and enduring elements found in all forms of sacred stories . ... The more aware of , and familiar with , these enduring elements we are , the more will the stories we tell about our lives connect with ...

Author: Robert Atkinson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897894308

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

View: 507

Shows how telling our own stories can dramatically change our lives.
Categories: Social Science

Young Children and Worship

Young Children and Worship

When a person has an experience of God there is a desire both to reexperience it and to tell it to others . ... Our personal stories join with the community's sacred stories to tell us who we are and why we are here .

Author: Sonja M. Stewart

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664250408

Category: Religion

Page: 214

View: 857

The authors have devised an exciting way to introduce three- to - seven year olds to the wonder of worship. Activities are developed around the order of worship commonly used in Reformed churches: assemble in God's name; proclaim, give thanks to and go in God's name.
Categories: Religion

Women and Leadership in the Baptist Convention of South Africa

Women and Leadership in the Baptist Convention of South Africa

... she has a section entitled “ How To Tell a Sacred Story ” ( 16 ) . Here she explores how an ordinary story can be transformed into a sacred story of liberation . By using Lady Duff Gordon's story of a slave woman named “ Rosina ...

Author: Nelson Osamu Hayashida

Publisher: William Carey Library

ISBN: 0878083537

Category: Religion

Page: 287

View: 147

Categories: Religion

Chimpanzee Man and Other Stories

Chimpanzee Man and Other Stories

“My son, I have a story to tell you . . . a sacred story.” “Go on, Mama, I'm listening.” Taking a deep breath, Mary proclaimed, “Jesus, you are the Messiah!” “Me? The Messiah!” “And that is why you cannot, must not marry!

Author: Dominick Ricca

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477143582

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 468

View: 837

Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sacred Tales of India

Sacred Tales of India

She then came across a lime - seller who also inquired of her as to where the end of her journey lay ; and on her repeating the same reply , “ Mother Bráhmani , " cried he , " forget not to tell the goddess that this pitcher of lime has ...

Author: Dwijendra Nath Neogi

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015025036974

Category: Hindu mythology

Page: 139

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Categories: Hindu mythology

Changing Research and Practice

Changing Research and Practice

When different sacred stories are being lived , the resonance of meaning necessary for understanding is not present . Introducing Susan There are many ways to tell about Susan's experiences . A version told of Susan by an observer could ...

Author: Michael Kompf

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0750705868

Category: Education

Page: 234

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Education

Aelius Aristides and The Sacred Tales

Aelius Aristides and The Sacred Tales

extend the limited ambit of the first Sacred Tale and to cover his whole life . The result is unbelievable confusion . ... Aristides apostrophizes , “ What to tell of next , ? " and curiously takes up his account where he has left it ...

Author: Charles Allison Behr

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015035317091

Category: Aesculapius (Greek deity)

Page: 310

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Categories: Aesculapius (Greek deity)