Borderlands of the Spirit

Through a penetrating analysis of reason and intellect, spiritual imagination, and the light of faith, this book addresses fundamental questions pertaining to our search for meaning.

Borderlands of the Spirit

Author: John Herlihy

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 9780941532679

Page: 199

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Through a penetrating analysis of reason and intellect, spiritual imagination, and the light of faith, this book addresses fundamental questions pertaining to our search for meaning.

Called by Mind and Spirit

The book begins by exploring how our own family stories, passed down through generations, combined with our Christian heritage, influence our identity, its continued formation, and our sense of vocation.

Called by Mind and Spirit

Author: Gavin Knight

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441197109

Page: 184

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In 21st century Britain, we are increasingly concerned about the effect of the modern world on our children's health and well-being. While different secular agencies have had an important role to play in this debate, the voice of the Church is frequently misrepresented, misunderstood and undervalued. Called by Mind and Spirit: Crossing the Borderlands of Childhood seeks to redress this imbalance. The book begins by exploring how our own family stories, passed down through generations, combined with our Christian heritage, influence our identity, its continued formation, and our sense of vocation. These themes of identity, formation and vocation are then related to modern childhood from a combined perspective of theology and psychology. In the process, the book asks how, in contemporary Britain, we encourage and nurture children's faith, and how we might better equip today's children to understand and explore for themselves the world in which they are growing up. The sacramental rites of anointing and initiation (baptism, confirmation and ordination) provide the theological basis for the book; and the main stages of childhood (infancy and early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence) offer a framework for reflecting on these rites. The authors draw from a wealth of personal and professional stories to explore the multiple tensions and opportunities of childhood today.

Ecological Borderlands

Christina Holmes examines ecological themes across the arts, Chicana activism, and direct action groups to reveal how Chicanas can craft alternative models for ecofeminist processes.

Ecological Borderlands

Author: Christina Holmes

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252098986

Page: 216

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Environmental practices among Mexican American woman have spurred a reconsideration of ecofeminism among Chicana feminists. Christina Holmes examines ecological themes across the arts, Chicana activism, and direct action groups to reveal how Chicanas can craft alternative models for ecofeminist processes. Holmes revisits key debates to analyze issues surrounding embodiment, women's connections to nature, and spirituality's role in ecofeminist philosophy and practice. By doing so, she challenges Chicanas to escape the narrow frameworks of the past in favor of an inclusive model of environmental feminism that alleviates Western biases. Holmes uses readings of theory, elaborations of ecological narratives in Chicana cultural productions, histories of human and environmental rights struggles in the Southwest, and a description of an activist exemplar to underscore the importance of living with decolonializing feminist commitment in body, nature, and spirit.

Borderlands Saints

In this sense, spiritual practices in the borderlands are intrinsically egalitarian.
Not every believer can attain the gifts of spirit-channeling or healing, but even the
most marginalized of devotees can work to achieve the ultimate closeness with ...

Borderlands Saints

Author: Desirée A. Martín

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 081356235X

Page: 296

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In Borderlands Saints, Desirée A. Martín examines the rise and fall of popular saints and saint-like figures in the borderlands of the United States and Mexico. Focusing specifically on Teresa Urrea (La Santa de Cabora), Pancho Villa, César Chávez, Subcomandante Marcos, and Santa Muerte, she traces the intersections of these figures, their devotees, artistic representations, and dominant institutions with an eye for the ways in which such unofficial saints mirror traditional spiritual practices and serve specific cultural needs. Popular spirituality of this kind engages the use and exchange of relics, faith healing, pilgrimages, and spirit possession, exemplifying the contradictions between high and popular culture, human and divine, and secular and sacred. Martín focuses upon a wide range of Mexican and Chicano/a cultural works drawn from the nineteenth century to the present, covering such diverse genres as the novel, the communiqué, drama, the essay or crónica, film, and contemporary digital media. She argues that spiritual practice is often represented as narrative, while narrative—whether literary, historical, visual, or oral—may modify or even function as devotional practice.

Borderlands

himself accursed from Christ that men might be saved!28 For the Spirit-filled
believer, the challenge is then to continue in intimate, sensitive communion with
the Spirit, lest we grieve him. St Aldates is a church that has known significant ...

Borderlands

Author: Mark Brickman

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 1783596619

Page: 252

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Change carries us into uncharted territory. We can often feel adrift in such borderlands. Scripture, however, offers rich resources for navigating these times. The biblical narrative of the great fifty days from Easter to Pentecost, forms a map for the adventure of spiritual growth. Tracking the tumultuous and deeply human journey of the disciples through these days, Borderlands is for all who are experiencing periods of transition or who seek to progress in their faith. Poetic and passionate in language, and authentic about the challenges posed by change, this frank book aims to inspire and stir our appetite for passing from one life stage to another. Combining revealing insights from literature, psychology and other fields, Mark Brickman offers an incisive reading of Scripture that can enrich life in flux. Be equipped for a transformative journey into deeper identification with Christ and the fullness of life that he brings

Borderlands Curanderos

39 Mesmerism caught on especially in upstate New York, a place that had
witnessed religious revivals charged by the power of the Holy Spirit, a power in
many ways similar to the slight electric charge felt by those in mesmeric trances.
40 In ...

Borderlands Curanderos

Author: Jennifer Koshatka Seman

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477321926

Page: 232

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Santa Teresa Urrea and Don Pedrito Jaramillo were curanderos—faith healers—who, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, worked outside the realm of "professional medicine," seemingly beyond the reach of the church, state, or certified health practitioners whose profession was still in its infancy. Urrea healed Mexicans, Indigenous people, and Anglos in northwestern Mexico and cities throughout the US Southwest, while Jaramillo conducted his healing practice in the South Texas Rio Grande Valley, healing Tejanos, Mexicans, and Indigenous people there. Jennifer Koshatka Seman takes us inside the intimate worlds of both "living saints," demonstrating how their effective healing—curanderismo—made them part of the larger turn-of-the century worlds they lived in as they attracted thousands of followers, validated folk practices, and contributed to a modernizing world along the US-Mexico border. While she healed, Urrea spoke of a Mexico in which one did not have to obey unjust laws or confess one's sins to Catholic priests. Jaramillo restored and fed drought-stricken Tejanos when the state and modern medicine could not meet their needs. Then, in 1890, Urrea was expelled from Mexico. Within a decade, Jaramillo was investigated as a fraud by the American Medical Association and the US Post Office. Borderlands Curanderos argues that it is not only state and professional institutions that build and maintain communities, nations, and national identities but also those less obviously powerful.

Borderlands

All too often , however , scholars ignore Anzaldúa's spiritual activism and focus
on the more overtly political and theoretical dimensions of her work . As Anzaldúa
notes , The “ safe ” elements in Borderlands are procreated and used , and the ...

Borderlands

Author: Gloria Anzaldúa

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 255

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The Twentieth Anniversary edition of Gloria Anzaldúa's classic exploration of life in the borderlands.

Borderlands of Science

Borderlands of Science

Author: Alfred Still

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766151468

Page: 280

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This book is not a history of science; neither is it a history of magic; it is an attempt to evaluate the influence on civilization of both science and superstition, knowledge and belief, and to consider critically those borderland phenomena which the scientist rarely investigates notwithstanding that they occur in the natural world which he shares with the unreasoning multitude.

The Borderlands of insanity and other allied papers

membered , and handed down from father to son by the cunning spirit of
priestcraft : just as in the present day all the minor hits of Zadkiel , in his Almanack
, are duly trumpeted forth in the next year ' s issue , whilst the unfulfilled
prophecies ...

The Borderlands of insanity  and other allied papers

Author: Andrew Wynter

Publisher:

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Journal of Borderlands Studies

The Christian Karen in the Thailand - Burma Borderland In the following , I will
strengthen my argument that people ... the Free Burma Rangers and
missionaries continuing regular trips to provide material and spiritual services to
people who ...

Journal of Borderlands Studies

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Gender Epistemologies and Eurasian Borderlands

Madina Tlostanova. F. Zh .: The world is a single whole . The Spirit in its lowest
form is matter while matter in its highest form is Spirit . M. T .: How do you see the
ideal or desirable form of gender relations , the masculine and the feminine ?

Gender Epistemologies and Eurasian Borderlands

Author: Madina Tlostanova

Publisher: Comparative Feminist Studies

ISBN:

Page: 240

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In an important contribution to postcolonial, gender, and Eurasian ethnic studies, Madina Tlostanova examines Central Asia and the Caucasus to trace the genealogy of feminism in those regions following the dissolution of the USSR. The forms it takes, she finds, resist interpretation through the lenses of both Western feminist theory and woman of color feminism. Tlostanova argues that Eurasian borderland feminism must chart a third path sensitive to the region's own unique past.

The Borderlands Journal

... history or culture and provides greater access to the legacy of Texas . One
thing is for certain , the spirit and mind of our Valley is contributing to the
celebration in a very profound way . SU IN 1212I . 11 / ul 1111 7411
BORDERLANDS , Vol .

The Borderlands Journal

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Boundary Breaking

between EuroAmerican spiritual autobiographies and mestiza literature is that
the latter conveys a much broader and more ... ( Borderlands 38 ) Spirit is
communicated through images and symbols , and , according to Anzaldúa , it is
those who ...

Boundary Breaking

Author: Tamara Kay Thurston

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 550

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Postcolonial Borderlands

Whether this be interpreted as a spirit or god / God , this presence imbues the
world with meaning . In fact , the outward world makes manifest this God / god /
spirit , in much the same way as literate societies consider “ God ” to be
expressed ...

Postcolonial Borderlands

Author: Christine Walsh

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN:

Page: 129

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Explores colonisation as an unresolved trauma which has contributed to this marginalisation of Travellers both within Ireland and abroad. This volume reveals the seminal role of storytelling in the creation of a sense of nationhood for a people hitherto excluded to society's margins.

Things of the Spirit

The new mestiza inhabits multiple borderlands — an “ actual physical borderland
" between the United States and Mexico , and also “ psychological borderlands , "
" sexual borderlands , ” and “ spiritual borderlands . . . not particular to the ...

Things of the Spirit

Author: Kristina K. Groover

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 357

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In essays on topics ranging from Teresa of Avila's sixteenth-century mysticism to the politicized spirituality of postmodern women writers, the contributors to Things of the Spirit chronicle the development of women's spiritual writing as a context for defining, challenging, and changing women's experiences in the world. They explore the nature of the sacred and women's relationship to the sacred in the writings of women poets, diarists, autobiographers, and fiction writers. Kristina Groover contends that identifying and analyzing women's spiritual writing relies on redefining the sacred hierarchical structures that dominate the Christian tradition by allowing for spiritualities that are heterogeneous and pluralistic, embracing some aspects of religious tradition while rejecting others, locating the sacred in the material world, emphasizing the sacredness of community, and representing the female body as a site of the sacred. Groover argues that efforts to reform oppressive religious traditions have led many to turn to sources outside of conventional religious practice for spiritual insights. At this intersection of literary and theological studies, readers and scholars have found a rich tradition of women's spiritual writing stretching back to the earliest women writers. Essays in Things of the Spirit introduce many of these previously suppressed or discounted works to modern readers. This well-written and accessible new book will be useful in courses on women's literature, women and religion, women's spirituality, and religion and literature.