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Both peoples created foundational myths in their dream narratives; both listened to specialists adept at ... as Friends and Native leaders both sought to interpret the meaning of particular Seneca dreams and visions.27 Although Quakers ...

Author: Ann Marie Plane

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812208047

Category: History

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In Europe and North and South America during the early modern period, people believed that their dreams might be, variously, messages from God, the machinations of demons, visits from the dead, or visions of the future. Interpreting their dreams in much the same ways as their ancient and medieval forebears had done—and often using the dream-guides their predecessors had written—dreamers rejoiced in heralds of good fortune and consulted physicians, clerics, or practitioners of magic when their visions waxed ominous. Dreams, Dreamers, and Visions traces the role of dreams and related visionary experiences in the cultures within the Atlantic world from the late thirteenth to early seventeenth centuries, examining an era of cultural encounters and transitions through this unique lens. In the wake of Reformation-era battles over religious authority and colonial expansion into Asia, Africa, and the Americas, questions about truth and knowledge became particularly urgent and debate over the meaning and reliability of dreams became all the more relevant. Exploring both indigenous and European methods of understanding dream phenomena, this volume argues that visions were central to struggles over spiritual and political authority. Featuring eleven original essays, Dreams, Dreamers, and Visions explores the ways in which reports and interpretations of dreams played a significant role in reflecting cultural shifts and structuring historic change. Contributors: Emma Anderson, Mary Baine Campbell, Luis Corteguera, Matthew Dennis, Carla Gerona, María V Jordán, Luís Filipe Silvério Lima, Phyllis Mack, Ann Marie Plane, Andrew Redden, Janine Rivière, Leslie Tuttle, Anthony F. C. Wallace.
2013-05-03 By Ann Marie Plane

Allegory and dream are all too common features of fifteenth century English poetry, but they are not used in the same ways. A look at a few of the many fifteenth century descendents of the dream vision shows any number of differences.

Author: Constance B. Hieatt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783111342504

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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2019-02-01 By Constance B. Hieatt

The Arabic term ru'ya is given to the true dream that is understood in Islamic tradition to be sent from God. True dreams are identified as visions because they are 'seen' in a vivid manner by the dreamer. Usually they are visions of ...

Author: Elizabeth Sirriyeh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857738202

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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People in Western societies have long been interested in their dreams and what they mean. However, few non-Muslims in the West are likely to seek interpretation of those dreams to help them make life-changing decisions. In the Islamic world the situation is quite different. Dreaming and the import of visions are here of enormous significance, to the degree that many Muslims believe that in their dreams they are receiving divine guidance: for example, on whether or not to accept a marriage proposal, or a new job opportunity. In her authoritative new book, Elizabeth Sirriyeh offers the first concerted history of the rise of dream interpretation in Islamic culture, from medieval times to the present. Central to the book is the figure of the Prophet Muhammad - seen to represent for Muslims the perfect dreamer, visionary and interpreter of dreams. Less benignly, dreams have been exploited in the propaganda of Islamic militants in Afghanistan, and in apocalyptic visions relating to the 9/11 attacks. This timely volume gives an important, fascinating and overlooked subject the exploration it has long deserved.
2015-01-28 By Elizabeth Sirriyeh

exploiting its potential meanings, and developing them in such a way that the resultant dream-vision episodes are not an imposition on the tradition but could be justified as the teasing out of allusions to revelation.

Author: Andrew B. Perrin

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783647550947

Category: Religion

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Among the predominantly Hebrew collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls are twenty-nine compositions penned in Aramaic. While such Aramaic writings were received at Qumran, these materials likely originated in times before, and locales beyond, the Qumran community. In view of their unknown past and provenance, this volume contributes to the ongoing debate over whether the Aramaic texts are a cohesive corpus or accidental anthology. Paramount among the literary topoi that hint at an inherent unity in the group is the pervasive usage of the dream-vision in a constellation of at least twenty writings. Andrew B. Perrin demonstrates that the literary convention of the dream-vision was deployed using a shared linguistic stock to introduce a closely defined set of concerns. Part One maps out the major compositional patterns of dream-vision episodes across the collection. Special attention is paid to recurring literary-philological features (e.g., motifs, images, phrases, and idioms), which suggest that pairs or clusters of texts are affiliated intertextually, tradition-historically, or originated in closely related scribal circles. Part Two articulates three predominant concerns advanced or addressed by dream-vision revelation. The authors of the Aramaic texts strategically employed dream-visions (i) for scriptural exegesis of the antediluvian/patriarchal traditions, (ii) to endorse particular understandings of the origins and functions of the priesthood, and (iii) as an ex eventu historiographical mechanism for revealing aspects or all of world history. These findings are shown to give fresh perspective on issues of revelatory discourses in Second Temple Judaism, the origins and evolution of apocalyptic literature, the ancient context of the book of Daniel, and the social location of the Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls.
2015-08-19 By Andrew B. Perrin

It is impressive to note that Manyika dreamers prayed 10 times after their dream or vision ( 19 % of dreams and visions ) , while Nyanja urban dreamers prayed only 3 times after their dreams ( 5.3 % or dreams ) and English urban ...

Author: Nelson Osamu Hayashida

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042005963

Category: History

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"This is a substantial contribution to the understanding of an important aspect of African Christianity; the place of dreams in daily life, and their significance as interpreted by a representative body of African Christians ..."--Andrew Walls.

See God divine inspiration (ilhäm): Book of Visions as illumination of, 120; description of, 89, 252n7, 266; dream- vision and, 13, 135–36; imagination as, 49; initiation and, 67–71; interpretation of dreams and, 58, 60, 67–71, 69; ...

Author: Amira Mittermaier

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520947856

Category: Social Science

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Dreams that Matter explores the social and material life of dreams in contemporary Cairo. Amira Mittermaier guides the reader through landscapes of the imagination that feature Muslim dream interpreters who draw on Freud, reformists who dismiss all forms of divination as superstition, a Sufi devotional group that keeps a diary of dreams related to its shaykh, and ordinary believers who speak of moving encounters with the Prophet Muhammad. In close dialogue with her Egyptian interlocutors, Islamic textual traditions, and Western theorists, Mittermaier teases out the dream’s ethical, political, and religious implications. Her book is a provocative examination of how present-day Muslims encounter and engage the Divine that offers a different perspective on the Islamic Revival. Dreams That Matter opens up new spaces for an anthropology of the imagination, inviting us to rethink both the imagined and the real.
2010-12-16 By Amira Mittermaier

Enoch, Balaam in both sources, and the Matthean dreamers all share similar forms of dreams, faithful responses to ... In terms of dream fulfillment, Enoch receives his visions for a future “generation” (1 En. 1:2); Balaam's vision of a ...

Author: Amy E. Richter

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621893929

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Matthew's Gospel contains material unique to it among the canonical Gospels. What is the background for this material? Why does the writer of Matthew's Gospel tell the story of Jesus in the way he does--including women in his genealogy, telling the story of the birth of Jesus in his particular way, and including the visit of the magi led by a star? Enoch and the Gospel of Matthew shows that the writer of Matthew was familiar with themes and traditions about the antediluvian patriarch Enoch, including the story of the fall of the angels called "watchers," who transgress their heavenly boundaries to engage in illicit relations with women and teach them forbidden arts. The Gospel writer shows that Jesus brings about the eschatological repair of the consequences of the watchers' fall as told in the Enochic legend. This study focuses on Matthew's genealogy and infancy narrative and also has implications for the study of women in Matthew, since it is often through the stories of women in Matthew that the repair of the watchers' transgression takes place.
2012-07-18 By Amy E. Richter

The disciples, however, are spoken to by a voice from the cloud.14 This phenomenon corresponds to the auditory dream-vision. Hanson describes this type of dream-vision as follows: This type of dream-vision narrative is often referred to ...

Author: Derek S. Dodson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567153203

Category: Religion

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Dodson reads the dreams in the Gospel of Matthew (1:18b-25; 2:12, 13-15, 19-21, 22; 27:19) as the authorial audience. This approach requires an understanding of the social and literary character of dreams in the Greco-Roman world. Dodson describes the social function of dreams, noting that dreams constituted one form of divination in the ancient world, and looks at the theories and classification of dreams that developed in the ancient world. He then moves on to demonstrate the literary dimensions of dreams in Greco-Roman literature. This exploration of the literary representation of dreams is nuanced by considering the literary form of dreams, dreams in the Greco-Roman rhetorical tradition, the inventiveness of literary dreams, and the literary function of dreams. The dreams in the Gospel of Matthew are then analyzed in this social and literary context. It is demonstrated that Matthew's use of dreams as a literary convention corresponds to the script of dreams in other Greco-Roman narratives. This correspondence includes the form of the Matthean dreams, dreams as a motif of the birth topos (1:18b-25), the association of dreams and prophecy (1:22-23; 2:15, 23), the use of the double-dream report (2:12 and 2:13-15), and dreams as an ominous sign in relation to an individual's death (27:19). An appendix considers the Matthean transfiguration as a dream-vision report.
2009-06-25 By Derek S. Dodson

ically prompts Chaucer's dream visions : they call attention to Chaucer's initial experience as a reader and an observer of the genre of the dream vision , rather than a full participant . As a result , Chaucer's dreamers often seem ...

Author: Seth Lerer

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300125976

Category: Literary Criticism

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A collection of essays on Chaucer's poetry, this guide provides up-to-date information on the history and textual contexts of Chaucer's work, on the ranges of critical interpretation, and on the poet's place in English and European literary history.
2006-01-01 By Seth Lerer

Connecting the heart of dreamers and visionaries Romulo Nayacalevu ... You see when God is leading you to your dreams and you are stepping into it, then prepare to be wowed by God. The vision of the legal practice is to support the work ...

Author: Romulo Nayacalevu

Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing

ISBN: 9781603835558

Category: Religion

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Dream-On is a mandate, God breathed word to young and old, male and female – to dream, to be visionary, but most importantly to connect.Imagine a world in sync with the prophetic flowing, the dreamers dreaming and the visionaries casting to light the impossible. God solutions for life and future and purpose. That world is here in the now, challenging our generations of dreamers and visionaries to be dynamic, to manifest the spirit of excellence and to be the best that God wants us to be. Dream On is a vision, a revelation that explores God’s end time call to dreamers and visionaries; you and I, to start dreaming the God dreams and nurturing the next generation to be effective in their roles as visionaries. This book explores the life of Joseph who dared to dream and relentlessly pursued his dream that took him from the pits of slavery, to the house of Potiphar then to the prison dungeons and eventually to the house of Pharaoh and the most important throne in the land; besides Pharaoh’s at least. Despite the betrayal at the hands of his own brothers, Joseph reminded them that God had planned his life for the good for the saving of many lives. Your dreams or visions are meant to influence people around you. In fact, as dreamers and visionaries connect and work their dreams and vision, they will usher in a revival. The winds of revival are blowing across the world and dreamers and visionaries are taking their place in the end-time church, to be vessels that the Lord will use for His greater purposes. This revival will be unlike any other. It will come through visionaries and dreamers connecting with the Holy Spirit and with each other and equipped and used by God to manifest His presence to the world. This end-time revival will not just be in the church, but also in the workplaces, the streets, the communities and even in the most unlikely of places. This Holy Spirit move will bring about new-found boldness amongst believers as they declare the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
2018-02-08 By Romulo Nayacalevu