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that each holy place, or¦as Eliade believed¦all reality, had its origins in myth. ... Despite the incomplete archaeological data and the even more fragmentary historical data, I have attempted to suggest the periods during which a given ...

Author: Lukasz Niesiolowski-Spano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134938377

Category: History

Page: 288

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'Origin Myths and Holy Places in the Old Testament' examines the biblical narratives which describe the origins of holy places. It argues for the Hellenistic origin or redaction of most of these narratives. Three central questions are addressed: are there common features in biblical accounts about the foundation of places of worship; are there elements in the aetiological stories that reveal the 'real' mythology/rituals of the sanctuary; what were the circumstances of the creation of such narratives?

Tens of thousands more found themselves completely removed from the sacred events. ... 42 Amfiteatrov obviously felt that the poorer pilgrims were more loyal devotees of the saint than their wealthier counterparts.

Author: Mark D. Steinberg

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253218506

Category: History

Page: 420

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Examines religious narratives, beliefs, and practices in late Imperial Russia

She was better able to see the faces of the country people watching, the men more solemn than they were in church, ... their hands without making aloud noise and with a regular beat between the Amens, more A Temple of the Holy Ghost • gg.

Author: Flannery O'Connor

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547543703

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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ONE OF THE GREATEST AMERICAN SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS "In these stories the rural South is, for the first time, viewed by a writer who orthodoxy matches her talent. The results are revolutionary."—The New York Times Book Review In 1955, with this short story collection, Flannery O'Connor firmly laid claim to her place as one of the most original and provocative writers of her generation. Steeped in a Southern Gothic tradition that would become synonymous with her name, these stories show O'Connor's unique, grotesque view of life—infused with religious symbolism, haunted by apocalyptic possibility, sustained by the tragic comedy of human behavior, confronted by the necessity of salvation. With these classic stories—including "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Good Country People," "The Displaced Person," and seven other acclaimed tales—O'Connor earned a permanent place in the hearts of American readers.
1992-10-15 By Flannery O'Connor

... lays the foundation for its authority by telling of the many French books that were produced from what is pictured as an archetypal translation of a mythical Latin book of the Holy Grail . 21 We can find further examples in the ...

Author: Gregory Nagy

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292755627

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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The "Homeric Question" has vexed Classicists for generations. Was the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey a single individual who created the poems at a particular moment in history? Or does the name "Homer" hide the shaping influence of the epic tradition during a long period of oral composition and transmission? In this innovative investigation, Gregory Nagy applies the insights of comparative linguistics and anthropology to offer a new historical model for understanding how, when, where, and why the Iliad and the Odyssey were ultimately preserved as written texts that could be handed down over two millennia. His model draws on the comparative evidence provided by living oral epic traditions, in which each performance of a song often involves a recomposition of the narrative. This evidence suggests that the written texts emerged from an evolutionary process in which composition, performance, and diffusion interacted to create the epics we know as the Iliad and the Odyssey. Sure to challenge orthodox views and provoke lively debate, Nagy's book will be essential reading for all students of oral traditions.
1996-07-01 By Gregory Nagy

On this subject middle ages was the visible shape of the I shall have much more to say when treating demon adversary of all ... The dragons over sin , as in the legends of St. Michael introduced into early painting and sculpture and St.

Author: Mrs. Jameson (Anna)

Publisher: London : Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans

ISBN: BL:A0020547688

Category: Christian art and symbolism

Page: 483

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This development occurred within religious culture — as I will show in more detail in the next chapter. The most important residue of the holy war idea is the just war tradition's idea of "legitimate authority." The holy war myth holds ...

Author: Andrew Fiala

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742562018

Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

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Whether the Bush administration's actions in the run up to the invasion of Iraq were those of misguided idealists or cynical manipulators, their reliance on just war principles to justify their invasion illustrates the dangers of what Fiala (philosophy, California State U.) dubs the "just war myth." Whereas just war theory ought to guide us towards an understanding of how difficult it is to fight a war with justice, it is instead often used as a shield to fend off such judgments, thus becoming a myth that shelters war from criticism. Guided by this perspective, Fiala offers his thoughts on war and pacifism in general and, more specifically, on the invasion of Iraq and the "War on Terror." Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
2008 By Andrew Fiala

key characTers Many characters are involved in the Arthurian legends – some are forces of good, while others bring about ... was traditionally left empty because it was believed that the knight to sit on it would find the Holy Grail, ...

Author: Philip Wilkinson

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781405344036

Category: History

Page: 352

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Explore the world's great myths and legends, brought to life in this enthralling retelling of age-old stories passed down from generation to generation From the heroes of Ancient Greece to The Dreaming of Australian aborigines, here are the myths that, thousands of years after they were first told, are still relevant today. Unravel the meaning and context behind the myths, understand their cultural significance and discover the characters and themes. Famous artworks and artefacts exploring scenes from myths are explored and annotated revealing the symbolism and meaning behind them.
2009-07-01 By Philip Wilkinson

The individuals who use it find themselves trapped like a record with a scratch in it that keeps playing the same words ... Alcohol and the Collective Search for the Holy Grail What dreams are to individuals , myths are to the society ...

Author: Andrew Ramer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725239654

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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This is one of the few books available that focuses on understanding and treating addiction from a holistic and spiritual perspective. Numerous vibrational therapies are suggested, a deeper appreciation of the subtle energy bodies and chakras is offered, and there is a study of the karma of addiction and relevant past life patterns. Specific addictions include coffee, tobacco, marijuana, sugar, alcohol, cocaine, and heroin.
2018-07-09 By Andrew Ramer

Thus, i will—as i go forward—draw a distinction between myth, on the one hand, and mythology, on the other. ... mythology, it means a sacred story with no assessment as to its literal truth. nonetheless, because of its more mundane use, ...

Author: Michael Buonanno

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476633923

Category: Social Science

Page: 323

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Mythology—circulated in sacred stories (myths) and their reenactments (rituals)—is the basis of any society’s religion, and religion is an essential key to identity. Mythology’s meaning depends on the elaboration of identity in cultural metaphors that are at the same time ecological (arising from a society’s environmental exploitation), sociological (based on indigenous social relations) and ideological (couched in terms of a society’s worldview). But tellingly, these metaphors are embodied in anthropomorphic spirits, fostering a deep sense of identification with those spirits as well as with individuals who share in one’s spiritual devotions. This study examines mythology from a global perspective, citing case studies in cultural traditions from Africa, Europe, Oceania, Native America and elsewhere.
2018-12-06 By Michael Buonanno

... he made more minute inquiries, and requested to be informed more particularly who that holy woman was, and what sort of ... perceiving also that they were coming for him, advanced to meet them, overjoyed to find his plot succeed.

Author: Watty Piper (pseud.)

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Fiction

Page: 68

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1959-01-01 By Watty Piper (pseud.)

Graal ( Saint ) or St. GREAL is generally said to be the vessel or platter used by Christ at the last supper ... entered a sun - beam more clear by seven times than ever they saw day , and all ver lighted of the grace of the Holy Ghost ...

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : J.B. Lippincott

ISBN: NYPL:33433067374516

Category: Allusions

Page: 1170

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Hannah More. Em . pire ! Or . Not terrified — I am not — but were those [ ing ; ( To the kind arms of long desiring ... Or . I would not dim thy dawn of happiness , Quick let me fly , and find the fair upbraider ; Nor shade the brighter ...

Author: Hannah More


ISBN: UCSD:31822004156741



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1851 By Hannah More

More importantly, he is a god who allows himself to be demythologized. Curiously, of all the Santa myths, the most pervasive is the one that explains why he is not real. This is a coming—of-age narrative in our culture.

Author: Dell deChant

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781556358395

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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The Sacred Santa is an inquiry into the religious dimension of postmodern culture, seriously considering the widespread perception that contemporary culture witnesses a profound struggle between two antithetical systems -- a collision of two worlds, both religious, yet each with vivid visions of the sacred that differ radically with regard to what the sacred is and what it means to human life and social endeavor.
2008-04-24 By Dell deChant

When, like a thief, the Midianite Shall steal upon the camp, O, let him find our armour bright, And oil within our lamp! ... bald head was thrust cautiously forward over the summit. 'Holy St. Petroc! Was it only you, after all? And St.

Author: Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066356484

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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"Shorter Stories" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Sacred time was defined by Eliade5 as a sort of eternal mythical present that is periodically revalidated by means ... two creation stories with which the first book, Genesis, begins, we immediately find that we have to make decisions.

Author: Alan Silver

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781848760646

Category: History

Page: 256

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Jews, Myth and History takes a fresh, wide-ranging and critical look at the origins, beliefs anf practices of Judaism.
2008 By Alan Silver

The Evolution of the Abraham-Ishmael Legends in Islamic Exegesis Reuven Firestone ... we find a classic illustration of this in the sacred preIslamic Arabian desert spring associated with an old Biblicist legend of a sacred spring ...

Author: Reuven Firestone

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438402840

Category: History

Page: 265

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Scholars have long pointed to the great affinity between stories found in the Bible and the Qur’an, yet no explanation has been proposed that satisfactorily explains the odd combination of incredible likeness and unique divergence. Firestone provides a refreshing, new approach to scriptural issues of textuality, exegesis, and the origins and use of legend. This book clearly presents the full range of Islamic legends from the Qur’an and early Islamic exegesis about Abraham’s journeys and adventures in the Land of Canaan and Arabia, many of them available for the first time in English translation. The author examines this broad sample of Islamic legends in relation to those found in Jewish, Christian, and pre-Islamic Arabian communities, and postulates an evolutionary journey of the literature. He presents a thorough textual analysis of the material and proposes a model for understanding early Islamic narrative based in literary theory, approaches to comparative religion, and the history of the pre-Islamic and early Islamic Middle East.

5 A recurring feature in medieval art and literature, the Holy Grail has been described variously as a bowl, a chalice, or a plate. ... A more recent theory is based on the French translation of Holy Grail – San Greal.

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781405336482

Category: History

Page: 352

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From ancient hieroglyphs to modern-day graffiti, discover the secrets, origins and meanings of over 2,000 signs and symbols The world around us is filled with signs and symbols. Modern signs like alphabets and flags are universally recognisable, whereas many symbols of ancient derivation are hard to decipher. Explore the fascinating origins and meanings of the signs and symbols people have used over the centuries and discover how they have been interpreted in myth, religion, folklore, art and contemporary culture. Find out why a flag at half-mast is a symbol of mourning, why a heart pierced by an arrow is a symbol of love and the ancient roots of fertility symbols.
2008-06-02 By DK

The single most impor— tant element that keeps a child safe is regarding the life of every human being as sacred and therefore of limitless value. The belief that human life is sacred has more power than human love.

Author: Adam Hildebrand

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595486410

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 260

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If you find yourself at the bedside of a child with multiple handicaps and complex medical needs, you need to read this book. Whether you are a nurse, doctor, parent or family member, health care professional, or a personal ally of an individual who is disabled, you will benefit from reading the stories in the book and the analysis of issues by the editor. It sometimes happens that some people, whether a professional or not, will be tempted to think of such children as better off dead-an extremely dangerous assumption. Illness and suffering do not diminish the value of a person's life, and no one has the right to decide whether or not a person should live or die. This book gives firsthand accounts of the experiences of handicapped children and their families in health care settings. Their experiences vary from doctor to doctor, nurse to nurse, and hospital to hospital. The key difference is that some people held a strong belief that every person's life has intrinsic value and that their lives were sacred. Yet others measured the value of a life according to external factors, such as level of disability, impairments, and level of suffering, whether presumed or real. You can guess which people gave better care, and which children lived longer and better accordingly. In spite of the difficult challenges that handicapped children and their families face as described in these stories, this book is a book of hope. You will be inspired by the courageous tenacity of parents who literally stood at the bedside of their children, often for months, and protected and affirmed the well-being of their child. This is a book about people who made a difference, a difference between life and death.
2008-08 By Adam Hildebrand

Miss W. Yes , he points Him out to us as the Light more distinctly than any of the other Evangelists do , and thus his doctrine enlightens the Church . But , besides this , we shall find that the Gospel of St. John contains much fuller ...

Author: William Jackson


ISBN: OXFORD:600107981



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1851 By William Jackson

Everything in the poets that is most enthralling through the mere charm of wonder, from the land of the Golden Fleece to that of the Holy Grail, is more or less nearly related to mythology. How far Ker was right in thus claiming a ...

Author: Roger Sherman Loomis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691187198

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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The medieval legend of the Grail, a tale about the search for supreme mystical experience, has never ceased to intrigue writers and scholars by its wildly variegated forms: the settings have ranged from Britain to the Punjab to the Temple of Zeus at Dodona; the Grail itself has been described as the chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper, a stone with miraculous youth-preserving virtues, a vessel containing a man's head swimming in blood; the Grail has been kept in a castle by a beautiful damsel, seen floating through the air in Arthur's palace, and used as a talisman in the East to distinguish the chaste from the unchaste. In his classic exploration of the obscurities and contradictions in the major versions of this legend, Roger Sherman Loomis shows how the Grail, once a Celtic vessel of plenty, evolved into the Christian Grail with miraculous powers. Loomis bases his argument on historical examples involving the major motifs and characters in the legends, beginning with the Arthurian legend recounted in the 1180 French poem by Chrtien de Troyes. The principal texts fall into two classes: those that relate the adventures of the knights in King Arthur's time and those that account for the Grail's removal from the Holy Land to Britain. Written with verve and wit, Loomis's book builds suspense as he proceeds from one puzzle to the next in revealing the meaning behind the Grail and its legends.
2018-06-05 By Roger Sherman Loomis

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