The Fate Of Earthly Things

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The Fate Of Earthly Things

Author : Molly H. Bassett
ISBN : 9780292762992
Genre : Social Science
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Following their first contact in 1519, accounts of Aztecs identifying Spaniards as gods proliferated. But what exactly did the Aztecs mean by a "god" (teotl), and how could human beings become gods or take on godlike properties? This sophisticated, interdisciplinary study analyzes three concepts that are foundational to Aztec religion—teotl (god), teixiptla (localized embodiment of a god), and tlaquimilolli (sacred bundles containing precious objects)—to shed new light on the Aztec understanding of how spiritual beings take on form and agency in the material world. In The Fate of Earthly Things, Molly Bassett draws on ethnographic fieldwork, linguistic analyses, visual culture, and ritual studies to explore what ritual practices such as human sacrifice and the manufacture of deity embodiments (including humans who became gods), material effigies, and sacred bundles meant to the Aztecs. She analyzes the Aztec belief that wearing the flayed skin of a sacrificial victim during a sacred rite could transform a priest into an embodiment of a god or goddess, as well as how figurines and sacred bundles could become localized embodiments of gods. Without arguing for unbroken continuity between the Aztecs and modern speakers of Nahuatl, Bassett also describes contemporary rituals in which indigenous Mexicans who preserve costumbres (traditions) incorporate totiotzin (gods) made from paper into their daily lives. This research allows us to understand a religious imagination that found life in death and believed that deity embodiments became animate through the ritual binding of blood, skin, and bone.
Category: Social Science

The Fate Of Earthly Things

Author : Molly Harbour Bassett
ISBN : OCLC:779206697
Genre : Aztec gods
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The Mexica-Aztec conceived of their world as animate. Early postcontact witnesses of the surviving Mexica-Aztec and their culture described the many Central Mexican gods and goddesses with fascination but limited clarity. Similarly compelled to describe with the proliferation of Mexica-Aztec images and effigies, recent scholarship describes manifestations of this cosmic animation gods, deities, supernaturals, spirits and forces. These terms may approach how the Mexica-Aztec and other Central Mexicans spoke of the cosmic animation they divined and venerated, but these approximations have outlived their usefulness in the study of Mexica-Aztec religion.
Category: Aztec gods

Written Rhythms Of Space Travel And Earthly Things

Author : Marleen Rita Duckhorn
ISBN : 1462849873
Genre : Poetry
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This collection of poems is a follow up to Duckhorn's previous book entitled "Say Yes To Time". "Written Rhythms of Space Travel and Earthly Things" joins hands with the times urging us all to appreciate our soul as having a unique life of its own. She encapsulates the idea of space travel, making us light heartedly aware of the dangers in our cosmos. It could become an angry region and not favor us too much in the distant future. "Written Rhythms of Space Travel and Earthly Things" about sums this up and is a pensive read.
Category: Poetry

Youth And The Fate Of Nations

Author : Roy Speckhard
ISBN : 9781499021394
Genre : Religion
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God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) Angels are created—appointed archangel, Lucifer. Lucifer and followers rebel against God. God creates hell—Lucifer (Satan) and followers sent there for eternity. God creates universe/earth. God creates a man and a woman in his own image. Satan lures woman (Eve) and man (Adam) into... The Fall The Road of Life
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Was C G Jung A Mystic

Author : Aniela Jaffé
ISBN : 3856305084
Genre : Psychology
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Aniela Jaffe discusses Jung's openness to considering the reality of reincarnation, life after death, and his willingness to communicate his dreams and fantasies on the subject.
Category: Psychology

The Fateful Discourse Of Worldly Things

Author : David Halliburton
ISBN : 9780804764988
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This broad interdisciplinary and comparative study of the ways in which we discursively "make" the world and its things aims to go beyond the "poetic thinking" of Heidegger toward a more pragmatic way of interpreting concrete social, cultural, and political experience. The book outlines three constitutive functions of world-making. Endowing signifies the direct provision of the "wherewithal" that must come into being if anything else is to come into being. Enabling develops or facilitates what is endowed; it is a kind of education in being-in-the-world. Entitling embraces the realm of justice and decision; it concerns what is right for human beings to have and do and be. Placing these functions in contemporary contexts, the book offers as an alternative some perspectives of American pragmatism (Dewey, Peirce, James, Mead, Buchler) and Continental philosophy (Arendt, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, Husserl, Barthes, Gramsci). The book closely examines the thinking of Hobbes, Descartes, Vico, Calderón, and Jefferson and several literary figures and thinkers (Yeats, Emerson, Hopkins, Baudelaire, Pascal, Rilke, Frost, Brecht). Throughout, the book investigates and questions the tradition of possessive individualism interpreted by modern scholars, notably Pocock. The book is in five parts. Part I argues a need to move beyond deconstructing toward reconstructing. Part II considers the interactions of endowing, enabling, and entitling. In Part III, the author explores the ways in which discourse works in the Cartesian discourse of reason, and the phenomenon of Manifest Destiny as rendered by Frost. The focus of Part IV is incorporating, which builds on Merleau-Ponty's concept of flesh, or the process by which the body acts and becomes fully worldly. Part V addresses the phenomena of experience in a variety of modes, including the role of story and natality, experimental theater, the epistolary novel, and representations of the heroic Lucretia. A postscript, exploring the "conclusion" with which scholarly books typically end, offers a perspectivist reading of the final text, Emerson's "Experience."
Category: Literary Criticism

The Earth Is The Lord S

Author : Abraham Joshua Heschel
ISBN : 9781466800380
Genre : Religion
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Earth Is The Lords is a riveting portrayal of a bygone culture of Jews in Eastern Europe by one of the foremost Jewish thinkers of the century.
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New Testament Study Guide Pt 3

Author : Randal S. Chase
ISBN : 9781937901127
Genre : Religion
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New Testament Study Guide, Pt. 3: The Epistles & the Book of Revelation. This volume is the third of three on the New Testament. An unusually large volume, it covers most of the Book of Acts, the New Testament epistles, and the Book of Revelation. We read of Saul?s conversion and then follow him as the Apostle Paul as he takes his five major journeys throughout the Mediterranean area. The book of Acts provides the historical context to his journeys. Along the way, we read his teachings in his 14 marvelous epistles to early Church members. Eventually, we follow Paul to Rome where he was martyred for the cause of Christ. This volume also covers the epistles of James, Peter, John, and Jude. And finally, we read the Book of Revelation?John?s apocalyptic messages written while he was on the Isle of Patmos. The cover features a classic painting of ?St. Paul at His Writing Desk,? painted by Rembrandt in 1692.
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The Role Of The Painting In The Works Of Theodor Storm

Author : David L. Dysart
ISBN : IND:30000036969537
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Theodor Storm (1917-1888) remains one of the most widely read authors of German Poetic Realism. His profound contribution to the Novella has been acknowledged and increased academic interest has concentrated on the true artistry of his narrative skills. One of Storm's most notable literary devices is the fictional depiction of paintings. The pervasiveness of such paintings in his works indicates a conscious use of this medium to achieve specific artistic effects on both the structural and symbolic level. This careful analysis of the role of the painting clearly illustrates the craftsmanship of Storm's narrative art and provides an appreciation of the symbolic qualities of his work.
Category: Literary Criticism

Lionel Trilling And The Fate Of Cultural Criticism

Author : Mark Krupnick
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003815219
Genre : American literature
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Examines Trilling's career as a critic, discusses his major writings, and looks at recent developments in the field of criticism
Category: American literature

Africa Bible Commentary

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ISBN : 9780310871286
Genre : Religion
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The Africa Bible Commentary is a unique publishing event—the first one-volume Bible commentary produced in Africa by African theologians to meet the needs of African pastors, students, and lay leaders. Interpreting and applying the Bible in the light of African culture and realities, it furnishes powerful and relevant insights into the biblical text that transcend Africa in their significance. The Africa Bible Commentary gives a section-by-section interpretation that provides a contextual, readable, affordable, and immensely useful guide to the entire Bible. Readers around the world will benefit from and appreciate the commentary’s fresh insights and direct style that engage both heart and mind. Key features: · Produced by African biblical scholars, in Africa, for Africa—and for the world · Section-by-section interpretive commentary and application · More than 70 special articles dealing with topics of key importance in to ministry in Africa today, but that have global implications · 70 African contributors from both English- and French-speaking countries · Transcends the African context with insights into the biblical text and the Christian faith for readers worldwide
Category: Religion