In this volume that contains the proceedings of a conference in Kerkrade (Netherlands) in July 2009, a whole series of war narratives has been analyzed, such as 1 Maccabees, Ben Sira, the Book of Judith, the Book of Chronicles, Esther.
Author: Jan Liesen
Publisher: de Gruyter
In biblical as well as in non-biblical texts war is a widespread theme often embedded in a narrative framework. In this volume that contains the proceedings of a conference in Kerkrade (Netherlands) in July 2009, a whole series of war narratives has been analyzed, such as 1 Maccabees, Ben Sira, the Book of Judith, the Book of Chronicles, Esther. Special attention is paid to the Scrolls of War from Qumran, to the concepts of Holy War and Divine Warrior, to Josephus and to war and peace in the Book of Psalms. Visions of peace are discussed in contributions that give attention to the Idea of Peace in Antiquity, to peace in Jewish Prayer, to the collocation ‛covenant of peace', as well as to specific passages in the books of Micha and Isaiah, and in the Gospel of Matthew.
World War II in Popular Literature and Culture M. Paul Holsinger, Mary Anne
Schofield. for the last time ... Plot , Point of View , and Character Development
These are good stories , intrinsically interesting tales well - told . Their basic ...
The story's long midsection could be graphed as a fever chart with a sharp
escalation just before the American troops arrive to break the fever and bring a
return to peace .
Author: M. Paul Holsinger
Publisher: Popular Press
For Americans World War II was “a good war,” a war that was worth fighting. Even as the conflict was underway, a myriad of both fictional and nonfictional books began to appear examining one or another of the raging battles. These essays examine some of the best literature and popular culture of World War II. Many of the studies focus on women, several are about children, and all concern themselves with the ways that the war changed lives. While many of the contributors concern themselves with the United States, there are essays about Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, and Japan.
“Chaucer's Tale of Melibee: Whose Virtues?” In Medieval Literature ... “
Imagination, Order and Ideology: The Knight's Tale.” In Chaucer, Langland ... In
War and Peace in the Ancient World, edited by Kurt A. Raaflaub, 206–25. Oxford:
Author: Norm Klassen
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer asks a basic human question: How do we overcome tyranny? His answer goes to the heart of a revolutionary way of thinking about the very end of human existence and the nature of created being. His answer, declared performatively over the course of a symbolic pilgrimage, urges the view that humanity has an intrinsic need of grace in order to be itself. In portraying this outlook, Chaucer contributes to what has been called the "palaeo-Christian" understanding of creaturely freedom. Paradoxically, genuine freedom grows out of the dependency of all things upon God. In imaginatively inhabiting this view of reality, Chaucer aligns himself with that other great poet-theologian of the Middle Ages, Dante. Both are true Christian humanists. They recognize in art a fragile opportunity: not to reduce reality to a set of dogmatic propositions but to participate in an ever-deepening mystery. Chaucer effectively calls all would-be members of the pilgrim fellowship that is the church to behave as artists, interpretively responding to God in the finitude of their existence together.
Biblical Ambiguity and the Abolition of War Albert Curry Winn. visions in Isaiah 65
: 17 – 25 and Zechariah 8 : 1 - 8 , the vision of final peace in the Apocalypse
centers on a city . The Apocalypse is a “ tale of two cities ” : the earthly city of ...
Author: Albert Curry Winn
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
While some Biblical passages condemn violence and long for peace, others tell of the wars of God's people and picture God as commanding war. Winn examines the ambiguity that is faithful to Scripture, yet contributes to the peril posed on our planet by continuing to rely on war to settle international conflicts.
The tale of the war - to - come can be traced to 1871 in Sir George Chesney's
Battle of Dorking . A British colonel of Engineers , his realistic description of a
successful German invasion of the UK provided the stereotype for the new
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