In The Beginning Were Stories Not Texts

Author: C. S. Song
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227680235
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In The Beginning Were Stories Not Texts from the Author: C. S. Song. Given the deep rootedness of the Christian faith in storytelling, this book seeks to address the fact that Christian theology has too often taken the form of concepts, ideas, and systems. This book is an attempt to speak of Christian faith and theology in

In The Beginning There Were Stories

Author: William J. Bausch
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications
ISBN: 9781585953615
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In The Beginning There Were Stories from the Author: William J. Bausch. Can be used both as an introduction to reading Scripture or as a tool to help readers understand Scripture from a new perspective. In conversational style, bestselling author Father Bill Bausch discusses revelation, truth wrapped in story, the difference between print and oral stories, and the chasm between biblical and contemporary culture.

The Cambridge Companion To Medieval French Literature

Author: Simon Gaunt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139827874
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The Cambridge Companion To Medieval French Literature from the Author: Simon Gaunt. Medieval French literature encompasses 450 years of literary output in Old and Middle French, mostly produced in Northern France and England. These texts, including courtly lyrics, prose and verse romances, dits amoureux and plays, proved hugely influential for other European literary traditions in the medieval period and beyond. This Companion offers a wide-ranging and stimulating guide to literature composed in medieval French from its beginnings in the ninth century until the Renaissance. The essays are grounded in detailed analysis of canonical texts and authors such as the Chanson de Roland, the Roman de la Rose, Villon's Testament, Chrétien de Troyes, Machaut, Christine de Pisan and the Tristan romances. Featuring a chronology and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal companion for students and scholars in other fields wishing to discover the riches of the French medieval tradition.

Literary Structure And Rhetorical Strategies In The Hebrew Bible

Author: L. J. de Regt
Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
ISBN: 9789023230915
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Literary Structure And Rhetorical Strategies In The Hebrew Bible from the Author: L. J. de Regt. Analysis of text structures has been a dominant feature in Biblical studies for quite some time. More recently, scholars have focused on rhetorical strategies that have been employed in Biblical texts. In this volume, rhetorical as well as structural approaches to the Hebrew Bible have been brought together. It contains studies on a range of topics and on a good many texts and textual corpuses. Interpretation culminates in translation. The contributors to this volume have discussed the implications of their findings for Bible translators. Many of these translational implications have been put together in an epilogue. The volume thus not only intends to show the present state of our knowledge of literary and rhetorical techniques employed in the Bible; on these points it aims to be a selective guide to translators as well. The volume has been edited by Lenart de Regt, Jan de Waard (both of the Free University of Amsterdam), and Jan Fokkelman (Leiden University).

How I Discovered World War Ii S Greatest Spy And Other Stories Of Intelligence And Code

Author: David Kahn
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466562048
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How I Discovered World War Ii S Greatest Spy And Other Stories Of Intelligence And Code from the Author: David Kahn. Spies, secret messages, and military intelligence have fascinated readers for centuries but never more than today, when terrorists threaten America and society depends so heavily on communications. Much of what was known about communications intelligence came first from David Kahn's pathbreaking book, The Codebreakers. Kahn, considered the dean of intelligence historians, is also the author of Hitler’s Spies: German Military Intelligence in World War II and Seizing the Enigma: The Race to Break the German U-Boat Codes, 1939-1943, among other books and articles. Kahn’s latest book, How I Discovered World War II's Greatest Spy and Other Stories of Intelligence and Code, provides insights into the dark realm of intelligence and code that will fascinate cryptologists, intelligence personnel, and the millions interested in military history, espionage, and global affairs. It opens with Kahn telling how he discovered the identity of the man who sold key information about Germany’s Enigma machine during World War II that enabled Polish and then British codebreakers to read secret messages. Next Kahn addresses the question often asked about Pearl Harbor: since we were breaking Japan’s codes, did President Roosevelt know that Japan was going to attack and let it happen to bring a reluctant nation into the war? Kahn looks into why Nazi Germany’s totalitarian intelligence was so poor, offers a theory of intelligence, explicates what Clausewitz said about intelligence, tells—on the basis of an interview with a head of Soviet codebreaking—something about Soviet Comint in the Cold War, and reveals how the Allies suppressed the second greatest secret of WWII. Providing an inside look into the efforts to gather and exploit intelligence during the past century, this book presents powerful ideas that can help guide present and future intelligence efforts. Though stories of WWII spying and codebreaking may seem worlds apart from social media security, computer viruses, and Internet surveillance, this book offers timeless lessons that may help today’s leaders avoid making the same mistakes that have helped bring at least one global power to its knees. The book includes a Foreword written by Bruce Schneier.

Inside The Drama House

Author: Stuart Blackburn
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520916807
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Inside The Drama House from the Author: Stuart Blackburn. Stuart Blackburn takes the reader inside a little-known form of shadow puppetry in this captivating work about performing the Tamil version of the Ramayana epic. Blackburn describes the skill and physical stamina of the puppeteers in Kerala state in South India as they perform all night for as many as ten weeks during the festival season. The fact that these performances often take place without an audience forms the starting point for Blackburn's discussion—one which explores not only this important epic tale and its performance, but also the broader theoretical issues of text, interpretation, and audience. Blackburn demonstrates how the performers adapt the narrative and add their own commentary to re-create the story from a folk perspective. At a time when the Rama story is used to mobilize political movements in India, the puppeteers' elaborate recitation and commentary presents this controversial tale from another ethical perspective, one that advocates moral reciprocity and balance. While the study of folk narrative has until now focused on tales, tellers, and tellings, this work explores the importance of audience—absent or otherwise. Blackburn's elegant translations of the most dramatic and pivotal sequences of the story enhance our appreciation of this unique example of performance art.

Hikayat Patani The Story Of Patani

Author: A. Teeuw
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401525986
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Hikayat Patani The Story Of Patani from the Author: A. Teeuw. The stimulus for the joint venture of which the present book is the visible result was provided by the discovery of a Malay manuscript of the long lost Hikayat Patani by one of the authors, and the publication, quite independently, of a Thai version of the same text by the other. The authors, who were not acquainted with one another before this, "found" each other at the suggestion of Professor O. W. Wolters, to whom they are grateful for the idea. The preparation of the book took place on both sides of the Atlantic, with a frequent exchange of letters containing the results of the work of each author. In August, 1969, Teeuw was given the opportunity to visit Cornell University, where in a fortnight's most intensive contact and concentrated research all the drafts were checked, supplemented, rewritten and improved, and the definitive arrangement of the book decided on. The work on the manuscript was completed in the following four months, again in geographically separated spheres. The actual manuscript was rounded off at the beginning of 1970.

Complete Stories 1874 1884

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 9781883011635
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Complete Stories 1874 1884 from the Author: Henry James. Gathers nineteen stories, including "Daisy Miller," "An International Episode," "Lady Barberina," "The Siege of London," "A Bundle of Letters," and "Professor Fargo"


Author: Nicholas Standing
ISBN: 1291020683
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Adolescence from the Author: Nicholas Standing.

Encyclopedia Of Urban Legends 2nd Edition 2 Volumes

Author: Jan Harold Brunvand
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884721X
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Encyclopedia Of Urban Legends 2nd Edition 2 Volumes from the Author: Jan Harold Brunvand. This revised edition of the original reference standard for urban legends provides an updated anthology of common myths and stories, and presents expanded coverage of international legends and tales shared and popularized online. • Approximately 300 individual entries for specific urban legends • An introduction provides a brief history of urban legend research • A selected bibliography and reference citations