Upholding the Common Life Book

Upholding the Common Life


  • Author : Parita Mukta
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1998-02-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 0195643739

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Upholding the Common Life Book Description :

Drawing on extensive oral recordings of devotional songs, the book contextualises the figure of the sixteenth century Rajput princess Mirabai, who became a devotee of Krishna, within the lived reality of the lives of poorer women and men in Rajasthan and Gujarat. It analyses in detail the communities which have formed around the figure of Mirabai.

Hindu Spirituality Book

Hindu Spirituality


  • Author : K. R. Sundararajan
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Hinduism
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : 8120819373

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Hindu Spirituality Book Description :

The term hindu is referred to the religious life of the people of India, and Spirituality understood as wisdom about the way back into the ground of pluralism of religious forms. These two volumes are strucrtured along the division between the classical and the postclassical.Twenty seven scholars from around the world shed light on the spiritual beauty of Hinduisms poetry art and temples, festivals and music, as well as the contributions of modern pioneers such as Swami Vivekananda Sri Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi and others.

Women in India  A Social and Cultural History  2 volumes  Book

Women in India A Social and Cultural History 2 volumes


  • Author : Sita Anantha Raman
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2009-06-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313014406

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Women in India A Social and Cultural History 2 volumes Book Description :

Are Indian women powerful mother goddesses, or domestic handmaidens trailing behind men in literacy, wages, opportunities, and rights? Have they been agents of their own destinies, or voiceless victims of patriarchy? Behind these colorful over-simplifications lies the reality of many feminine personas belonging to various classes, ethnicities, religions, and castes. This two-volume set looks at Indian history from ancient to modern times, revealing precisely why ideas of gender rights were not static across eras or regions. Raman's work is a reflection on the various ways in which women in a non-Western culture have developed and expressed their own feminist agenda. Are Indian women powerful mother goddesses, or domestic handmaidens trailing behind men in literacy, wages, opportunities, and rights? Have they been agents of their own destinies, or voiceless victims of patriarchy? Behind these coloful over-simplifications lies the reality of many feminine personas belonging to various classes, ethnicities, religions, and castes. This two-volume set looks at Indian history from ancient to modern times, revealing precisely why ideas of gender rights were not static across eras or regions. Raman's work is a reflection on the various ways in which women in a non-western culture have developed and expressed their own feminist agenda. Individual chapters highlight the enduring legacies of many important male and female figures, illustrating how each played a key role in modifying the substance of women's lives. Political movements are examined as well, such as the nationalist reform movement of 1947 in which the ideal of Indian womanhood became central to the nation and the push for independence. Also included is a survey of women in contemporary India and the role they played in the resurgence of militant Hindu nationalism. Aside from being an engaging and readable narrative of Indian history, this set integrates women's issues, roles, and achievements into the general stu

Upholding Mystery Book

Upholding Mystery


  • Author : David Impastato
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-12-12
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0198026390

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Upholding Mystery Book Description :

Most readers of contemporary poetry would agree with literary critic Helen Vendler that "there is no significant poet whose work does not mirror, both formally and in its preoccupations, the absence of the transcendent"--that no major modern poet writes religious poetry. Indeed, the very idea that a vital Christian poetry might arise within our thoroughly secular culture seems almost inconceivable. Is it possible that a body of Christian poetry is now being produced whose literary merit is equal to its religious conviction? David Impastato's splendid anthology, Upholding Mystery, answers that question with a resounding and surprising "yes." From Andrew Hudgins' often humorous narratives to Geoffery Hill's darkly impassioned lyrics, from Denise Levertov's incisive personal and political insights to Wendell Berry's lovely evocations of the divine presence in nature, Upholding Mystery offers readers a wide range of both poetic and spiritual satisfactions. Featuring only poets who are currently writing--including such well-known poets as Richard Wilbur, Annie Dillard, Daniel Berrigan, Les Murray, and Louise Erdrich, along with the impressive though less-known voices of David Craig, Scott Cairns, and David Brendan Hopes--this superb anthology provides generous selections of work that is admirable equally for the stature of its verse and for its illumination of the Christian ethos. By limiting the number of poets included, this collection allows readers to gain a thorough familiarity with each poet's work and to see how each struggles with, celebrates, and embodies a vision of the sacred throughout a personal body of verse. In addition, editor David Impastato provides brief, accessible, extremely helpful introductions that highlight the specifically Christian concerns of the poems, and he organizes the book into sections dealing with such topics as The Cross, Transformation, Injustice, Presence, Praise, The Mystical Body, and so on, thereby giving the reader a coherent th

Women and the Common Life  Love  Marriage  and Feminism Book

Women and the Common Life Love Marriage and Feminism


  • Author : Christopher Lasch
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1997-12-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393348408

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Women and the Common Life Love Marriage and Feminism Book Description :

"Vintage Lasch.... One of the refreshments of reading him is that he states his beliefs outright."—Andrew Delbanco, New York Times Book Review Christopher Lasch has examined the role of women and the family in Western society throughout his career as a writer, thinker, and historian. In Women and the Common Life, Lasch suggests controversial linkages between the history of women and the course of European and American history more generally. He sees fundamental changes in intimacy, domestic ideals, and sexual politics taking place as a result of industrialization and the triumph of the market. Questioning a static image of patriarchy, Women and the Common Life insists on a feminist vision rooted in the best possibilities of a democratic common life. In her introduction to the work, Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn offers an original interpretation of the interconnections between these provocative writings.

Brotherhood of the Common Life and Its Influence  The Book

Brotherhood of the Common Life and Its Influence The


  • Author : Ross Fuller
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438403489

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Brotherhood of the Common Life and Its Influence The Book Description :

This book presents a lost tradition of inner work, the way of the householder, which was believed by the Brotherhood of Common Life to have been the teaching of the Apostles. It focuses on the emergence, amidst the decay of medieval culture, of “the mixed life,” this reconciliation of action and contemplation, as the essential link between Catholic spirituality and Protestantism. The transmission of this work to lay persons seeking the interior dimensions of their lives without withdrawing from the world is presented. The hitherto monastic spiritual exercises for strengthening attention are discussed in depth. The traditional and vital Christian knowledge of the human condition, which the Brothers and Sisters verified for themselves, is emphasized, especially the crucial significance of the force of attention in the recollection of oneself and God. The importance of strengthening attentive awareness is everywhere alluded to in the sources, but virtually ignored in current accounts of the Christian heritage. The book traces a transmission of spiritual exercises supported by a strongpsychological base that is strangely familiar to the climate of today’s search for meaning.

Upholding Justice Book

Upholding Justice


  • Author : Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor Tamar Herzog
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 0472113755

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Upholding Justice Book Description :

Explores the close relationship between judicial institutions and the social fabric of early modern Quito

John Calvin s Commentaries On St  Paul s Epistles To Timothy  Titus And Philemon  Annotated Edition  Book

John Calvin s Commentaries On St Paul s Epistles To Timothy Titus And Philemon Annotated Edition


  • Author : John Calvin
  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 9783849620387

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John Calvin s Commentaries On St Paul s Epistles To Timothy Titus And Philemon Annotated Edition Book Description :

This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life Calvin produced commentaries on most of the books of the Bible. His commentaries cover the larger part of the Old Testament, and all of the new excepting Second and Third John and the Apocalypse. His commentaries and lectures stand in the front rank of Biblical interpretation. The foundation of every code of rules for guiding the ministers of Christ must be sought, not in the judgments of uninspired men, however able and judicious, but in the Holy Scriptures, and chiefly in the Epistles to Timothy and Titus, the accurate interpretation of which is therefore unspeakably valuable. CALVIN has examined them with his usual skill, and will be heard with profound attention. His candor appears to more than ordinary advantage. Never does he press the words of the Holy Spirit beyond what appears to him to be their natural meaning, or depart from the rigid discharge of his task as an expositor for the sake of giving undue prominence to his peculiar views. On this point it may be sufficient to refer to his remarks on the authority which some ministers of the gospel appear to have exercised over others, as a specimen of his unshaken determination to adhere to the sacred records, and of his utter indifference to any use that might be made of such statements by those whose views of church-government differed from his own. Nowhere is his sterling honesty more conspicuous.