Category: Criticism

The East: Buddhists, Hindus and the Sons of Heaven

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In the past, my research has focused on popular literary genres (e.g. science fiction, the Western), on recreational forms (baseball, kung fu), and on the ways that mass-cultural phenomena (from roller coasters to Kodak cameras) impress themselves on the literary imagination. The traditions of the last century or more have divided Biblical criticism into two main areas, called the higher and the lower. Each one of these manuscripts differ from other. It is a dangerous generalization to take a few extremes and label an entire movement with the same brush.
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Dalí (Todo Arte)

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Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Culture: Technogothics. I could be satisfied at having conquered such an empire for my Macedonians and Hellenes. Indeed you must put pen to paper yourself, and write your own notes and essays. Aristotle has delivered a changed view of literature than his teacher. Can you detect any distortion, exaggeration, or diminishing of material? It is not easy to say who is the first so-called Higher Critic, or when the movement began.
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Geometric Patterns from Islamic Art and Architecture

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Barton, John, “Thinking about reader-response criticism,” Expository Times 113/5 (2002), 147-151. Article from the Global Journal of Classical Theology 2/1 (Dec. 1999). It may not be superfluous to add that prudence suggests a certain hesitation or reserve when the physical impossibility of a fact is in question. Take the elevator that is in the back left-hand corner to the third floor and exit to the right (alternatively take the stairs located near the elevator behind a set of double doors, exit to the left).
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Yohance: The Ekangeni Crystal

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But this is surely not the intent of liberal critics. Malise Ruthven, a Scottish writer and historian who writes on religion and Islamic affairs, opposes redefining Islamism as " Islamofascism ", but also finds the resemblances between the two ideologies "compelling". [276] Frech philosopher Alexandre del Valle compared Islamism with fascism and communism in his Red-green-brown alliance theory. [277] John Esposito has written a number of introductory texts on Islam and the Islamic world.
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Northwest Coast Native and Native Style Art: A Guidebook for

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A meaning can be teased out, but the poem does not work by images or intellectual gymnastics. Ideological texture involves the way that the author and readers "position themselves in relation to other individuals and groups.144 This would overlap what Robbins calls the social texture, and would overlap as well with the sacred texture, which asks how humans relate with the divine. The result was that there was no major war for about forty years.
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China (Kharakter)

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Again, Tante Lou sends Grant food when he feels most depressed. In evocative speech (poetry) the essential consideration is the character of the attitude aroused. To ignore this feature is to misconstrue the biblical genre. One might argue that Zane Hodges does not have such an agenda and that therefore he is an exception to the rule. Paris: Minuit, 1960. 130-62. I rely on the teaching in Ecclesiastes: “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” ( Eccl. 3:1 .) Specifically, there is “a time to speak,” and there is also “a time to keep silence.” ( Eccl. 3:7 .) The counsel to mute our criticism is like the counsel the Apostle Paul gave to the Corinthian Saints to abstain from eating meat offered as sacrifices to idols.
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Jackson Pollock

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But he adds, “However much we may believe that there is a genuine Mosaic foundation in the Pentateuch, it is difficult to lay the finger upon it, and to say with confidence, here Moses himself is speaking.” “The strictly Mosaic element in the Pentateuch must be indeterminate.” “We ought not, perhaps, to use them (the visions of Ex. 3 and 33) without reserve for Moses himself” (pages 172-174-176). In the Synoptics Jesus only goes to Jerusalem at the end of his ministry and seems to have a one-year ministry.
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Giacometti and Frank Auerbach: Portraiture and the pursuit

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A prime example of this tendency is found on page 49 of the hard-copy edition, which has only two lines of text; the rest of the page is a massive footnote on the historiography of William of Ockham. The publication in 1881 of the Revised Version of the King James or Authorized Version of 1611 aroused Burgon's indignation not only on the score of its unidiomatic English, but even more because the Revisers had adopted an underlying Greek text substantially identical with that of Westcott and Hort.
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Mekong Diaries: Vietcong Drawings from the War 1965-1975

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So long as they're good.” Decade after decade, the Review has introduced the important writers of the day. Ironically it was Plato's most famous student, Aristotle, who was the first theorist to defend literature and poetry in his writing Poetics against Plato’s objection and his theory of mimesis. I am an advocate for such a synthetic discussion, though I would also stress that historical criticism is not the end all of biblical interpretation for the spiritual nourishment of the church.
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Epochs of Chinese Japanese Art, 2 Volume Set

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The four protagonists embody in various ways the dualism of good and evil. Thus Michael Green is simply mistaken when he reassures his readers that "nobody had ever attributed divinity and a virgin birth, resurrection and ascension to a historical person whom lots of people knew.�32 The application of this kind of glorification legend to Jesus (as to other historical figures like Augustus and Apollonius) is, please note, to be distinguished from the older, untenable, theory that Jesus' resurrection was derived from vegetation cults centering around mythical dying-and-rising deities like Adonis, Sandan, or Attis. ���������� In the light of these tendencies it is not difficult to understand the gospels' resurrection narratives as based on legends that had grown up to glorify Jesus.
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