Borderlands of the Spirit

Borderlands of the Spirit

Through a penetrating analysis of reason and intellect, spiritual imagination, and the light of faith, this book addresses fundamental questions pertaining to our search for meaning.

Author: John Herlihy

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 0941532674

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 199

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Through a penetrating analysis of reason and intellect, spiritual imagination, and the light of faith, this book addresses fundamental questions pertaining to our search for meaning.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Borderlands Saints

Borderlands Saints

In this sense, spiritual practices in the borderlands are intrinsically egalitarian.
Not every believer can attain the gifts of spirit-channeling or healing, but even the
most marginalized of devotees can work to achieve the ultimate closeness with ...

Author: Desirée A. Martín

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813562353

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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In Borderlands Saints, Desirée A. Martín examines the rise and fall of popular saints and saint-like figures in the borderlands of the United States and Mexico. Focusing specifically on Teresa Urrea (La Santa de Cabora), Pancho Villa, César Chávez, Subcomandante Marcos, and Santa Muerte, she traces the intersections of these figures, their devotees, artistic representations, and dominant institutions with an eye for the ways in which such unofficial saints mirror traditional spiritual practices and serve specific cultural needs. Popular spirituality of this kind engages the use and exchange of relics, faith healing, pilgrimages, and spirit possession, exemplifying the contradictions between high and popular culture, human and divine, and secular and sacred. Martín focuses upon a wide range of Mexican and Chicano/a cultural works drawn from the nineteenth century to the present, covering such diverse genres as the novel, the communiqué, drama, the essay or crónica, film, and contemporary digital media. She argues that spiritual practice is often represented as narrative, while narrative—whether literary, historical, visual, or oral—may modify or even function as devotional practice.
Categories: Social Science

Called by Mind and Spirit

Called by Mind and Spirit

The idea of vocation is central to the book's purpose: a shared belief in what it is to journey through childhood, to be called by God.

Author: Gavin Knight

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441137616

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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A unique exploration of the identity, formation and vocation of children from birth through to adolescence via the joint perspectives of a priest and a psychologist. The idea of vocation is central to the book's purpose: a shared belief in what it is to journey through childhood, to be called by God.
Categories: Religion

Ecological Borderlands

Ecological Borderlands

Christina Holmes examines ecological themes across the arts, Chicana activism, and direct action groups to reveal how Chicanas can craft alternative models for ecofeminist processes.

Author: Christina Holmes

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252040546

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Environmental practices among Mexican American woman have spurred a reconsideration of ecofeminism among Chicana feminists. Christina Holmes examines ecological themes across the arts, Chicana activism, and direct action groups to reveal how Chicanas can craft alternative models for ecofeminist processes. Holmes revisits key debates to analyze issues surrounding embodiment, women's connections to nature, and spirituality's role in ecofeminist philosophy and practice. By doing so, she challenges Chicanas to escape the narrow frameworks of the past in favor of an inclusive model of environmental feminism that alleviates Western biases. Holmes uses readings of theory, elaborations of ecological narratives in Chicana cultural productions, histories of human and environmental rights struggles in the Southwest, and a description of an activist exemplar to underscore the importance of living with decolonializing feminist commitment in body, nature, and spirit.
Categories: Social Science

Borderlands

Borderlands

Author: Clarence Dan Blachly

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105047850370

Category:

Page: 112

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Borderlands

Borderlands

All too often , however , scholars ignore Anzaldúa's spiritual activism and focus
on the more overtly political and theoretical dimensions of her work . As Anzaldúa
notes , The “ safe ” elements in Borderlands are procreated and used , and the ...

Author: Gloria Anzaldúa

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002889058

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 255

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The Twentieth Anniversary edition of Gloria Anzaldúa's classic exploration of life in the borderlands.
Categories: Literary Collections

Borderlands

Borderlands

Poetic and passionate in language, and authentic about the challenges posed by change, this frank book aims to inspire and stir our appetite for passing from one life stage to another.

Author: Mark Brickman

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 9781783596614

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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Change carries us into uncharted territory. We can often feel adrift in such borderlands. Scripture, however, offers rich resources for navigating these times. The biblical narrative of the great fifty days from Easter to Pentecost, forms a map for the adventure of spiritual growth. Tracking the tumultuous and deeply human journey of the disciples through these days, Borderlands is for all who are experiencing periods of transition or who seek to progress in their faith. Poetic and passionate in language, and authentic about the challenges posed by change, this frank book aims to inspire and stir our appetite for passing from one life stage to another. Combining revealing insights from literature, psychology and other fields, Mark Brickman offers an incisive reading of Scripture that can enrich life in flux. Be equipped for a transformative journey into deeper identification with Christ and the fullness of life that he brings
Categories: Religion

Gender Epistemologies and Eurasian Borderlands

Gender Epistemologies and Eurasian Borderlands

Madina Tlostanova. F. Zh .: The world is a single whole . The Spirit in its lowest
form is matter while matter in its highest form is Spirit . M. T .: How do you see the
ideal or desirable form of gender relations , the masculine and the feminine ?

Author: Madina Tlostanova

Publisher: Comparative Feminist Studies

ISBN: NWU:35556040943938

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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In an important contribution to postcolonial, gender, and Eurasian ethnic studies, Madina Tlostanova examines Central Asia and the Caucasus to trace the genealogy of feminism in those regions following the dissolution of the USSR. The forms it takes, she finds, resist interpretation through the lenses of both Western feminist theory and woman of color feminism. Tlostanova argues that Eurasian borderland feminism must chart a third path sensitive to the region's own unique past.
Categories: Philosophy

The Borderlands Journal

The Borderlands Journal

As any visitor to the Valley soon learns , the interfacing has had a powerful
influence on the resourcefulness , self . sufficiency , and work ethic of Valley
people.Hints of this appear everywhere , but it is perhaps clearest in the spirit of
Valley ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173018038788

Category: Mexican Americans

Page:

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Categories: Mexican Americans

Boundary Breaking

Boundary Breaking

between EuroAmerican spiritual autobiographies and mestiza literature is that
the latter conveys a much broader and more ... ( Borderlands 38 ) Spirit is
communicated through images and symbols , and , according to Anzaldúa , it is
those who ...

Author: Tamara Kay Thurston

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022801554

Category: American literature

Page: 550

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Categories: American literature

Things of the Spirit

Things of the Spirit

The new mestiza inhabits multiple borderlands — an “ actual physical borderland
" between the United States and Mexico , and also “ psychological borderlands , "
" sexual borderlands , ” and “ spiritual borderlands . . . not particular to the ...

Author: Kristina K. Groover

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106017741585

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 357

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In essays on topics ranging from Teresa of Avila's sixteenth-century mysticism to the politicized spirituality of postmodern women writers, the contributors to Things of the Spirit chronicle the development of women's spiritual writing as a context for defining, challenging, and changing women's experiences in the world. They explore the nature of the sacred and women's relationship to the sacred in the writings of women poets, diarists, autobiographers, and fiction writers. Kristina Groover contends that identifying and analyzing women's spiritual writing relies on redefining the sacred hierarchical structures that dominate the Christian tradition by allowing for spiritualities that are heterogeneous and pluralistic, embracing some aspects of religious tradition while rejecting others, locating the sacred in the material world, emphasizing the sacredness of community, and representing the female body as a site of the sacred. Groover argues that efforts to reform oppressive religious traditions have led many to turn to sources outside of conventional religious practice for spiritual insights. At this intersection of literary and theological studies, readers and scholars have found a rich tradition of women's spiritual writing stretching back to the earliest women writers. Essays in Things of the Spirit introduce many of these previously suppressed or discounted works to modern readers. This well-written and accessible new book will be useful in courses on women's literature, women and religion, women's spirituality, and religion and literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Islam for Our Time

Islam for Our Time

This work is an invaluable resource for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, providing as it does a solid grounding in the traditional spirit of Islam.

Author: John Herlihy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479709977

Category: Religion

Page: 219

View: 949

Written by an American Muslim convert who has lived nearly 40 years among the Muslims, the author presents an insiders account of Islams true place within the family of religions, what it means to be a Muslim living in the shadow of the modern world, and how to cultivate a life of spirituality through the way of Islam in todays anti-spiritual environment. Within its pages, history unfolds, mysteries are unveiled, and secrets are revealed that shed light on the great human story of spiritual awakening and fulfillment. This rigorous and highly readable introduction to Islam goes a long way to remedy the lack of historical perspective and the narrowing of intellectual and spiritual scope contributing to the outer and inner crisis of the Muslim world, as well as the poor understanding of this religion in the West. Another significant merit of Herlihys book is the way it sets out the universal principles of Islam, shared with other traditional faiths, and its emphasis on the moral and spiritual fruits of the religion. This work is an invaluable resource for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, providing as it does a solid grounding in the traditional spirit of Islam. Patrick Laude, professor at Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Qatar Readers will find that this timely work by John Herlihy offers a sublime contribution to the field of Islamic Studies. Relevant for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, one of the books major themes is that the Islamic tradition converges with the unanimous tradition residing at the heart of each of the worlds religions. The book reminds us that the foundations of the modern and postmodern world were formulated in revolt from the sacred, which is an essential point to be recognized by anyone seeking to understand the crisis that consumes the contemporary epoch. This work provides ultimate answers to ultimate questions. Samuel Bendeck Sotillos, editor of Psychology and the Perennial Philosophy: Studies in Comparative Religion Amidst widespread miscomprehensions of Islam generated by Western media, readers who wish to understand the true nature of this noble tradition and its related spirituality will find this volume a trustworthy and illuminating guide. As a Western convert, philosopher, and above all practitioner, John Herlihy is well placed to dispel the fog of misunderstanding which often surrounds the subject of Islam. This book will be warmly welcomed by all those wishing to understand the timeless message of Islam, by seekers looking for practical guidance, and by those concerned with fostering a more harmonious global community of religions. Harry Oldmeadow, author of Frithjof Schuon and the Perennial Philosophy.
Categories: Religion

The Borderlands of Insanity

The Borderlands of Insanity

membered , and handed down from father to son by the cunning spirit of
priestcraft : just as in the present day all the minor hits of Zadkiel , in his Almanack
, are duly trumpeted forth in the next year's issue , whilst the unfulfilled
prophecies , like ...

Author: Andrew Wynter

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HC2URB

Category: Idiot asylums

Page: 314

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Categories: Idiot asylums

The Borderlands of Insanity and Other Papers

The Borderlands of Insanity and Other Papers

... laboured under a very considerable degree of active mania . ” This again is
interesting , as showing that the insane are sometimes , perhaps seldom , as mad
as they seem . ADDRESS TO MELANCHOLY . Spirit of Darkness ! from yon
lonely ...

Author: Andrew Wynter

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036760059

Category: Mental Disorders

Page: 287

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Categories: Mental Disorders

The Borderlands of insanity and other allied papers

The Borderlands of insanity  and other allied papers

membered , and handed down from father to son by the cunning spirit of
priestcraft : just as in the present day all the minor hits of Zadkiel , in his Almanack
, are duly trumpeted forth in the next year's issue , whilst the unfulfilled
prophecies , like ...

Author: Andrew Wynter

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:24503319013

Category:

Page:

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The borderlands of insanity and other allied papers Being essays from the Quarterly and Edinburgh reviews With 5 new chapters by J M Granville

The borderlands of insanity and other allied papers  Being essays from the Quarterly and Edinburgh reviews  With 5 new chapters by J M  Granville

Spirit of Darkness ! from yon lonely shade , Where fade the virgin roses of the
spring ; Spirit of darkness , hear thy fav'rite maid To Sorrow's harp her wildest
anthem sing . Ah ! how has Love despoild my earliest bloom , And flung my
charms as ...

Author: Andrew Wynter

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:591076089

Category:

Page:

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Polish Borders and Borderlands in the Making

Polish Borders and Borderlands in the Making

Rather than identifying with the Belarus which exists in political reality , they
identify with the Belarus from the sphere of ideas , the sphere of the spirit , the
free Belarus of their dreams . Surely we can call this dreamland a spiritual
fatherland .

Author: Joanna Kurczewska

Publisher: Ifis Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123583341

Category: Borderlands

Page: 221

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Categories: Borderlands

Disrupting Savagism in the Borderlands of Identity

Disrupting Savagism in the Borderlands of Identity

After framing the interplay of discursive forces which are “ in the spirit " of
Borderlands , Alarcón grounds her reading of Borderlands to a site specific
appreciation of social and political dynamics of south Texas , El Valle . She states
: " These ...

Author: Arturo James Aldama

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3389666

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 510

View: 334

Categories: Indians of North America

Frontiers and Identities

Frontiers and Identities

Changes of the very concept of the borderland and changing divisions and
typology of the borderlands lead to a ... is the development of different
associations and non profit organizations that cultivate the borderland dialogue
and spirit .

Author: Lud'a Klusáková

Publisher: Plus

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121418706

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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Categories: Political Science