In 1972 Voegelin wrote: “[I am] preparing a philosophy of history under the title
The Drama of Humanity.”22 The notion of “universal humanity” elaborated in the
second lecture plays a significant role in The Ecumenic Age, providing the theme
The most prominent of these archideas is the insistence that mankind — men and
women — must return to their transcendent Source , if they are to find the
fulfilment of their destiny and their hopes . You will recall Adam's remark to Anna
Author: Kenneth L. Schmitz
Publisher: CUA Press
Arguably one of the most influential men in the world today, Pope John Paul II presents a somewhat enigmatic figure because there are few works available that examine his philosophical thought. That gap is filled by this truly seminal and engaging study, in which Kenneth L. Schmitz examines the writings of Karol Wojtyla, from his early dramas to his later theological works. Wojtyla's primary philosophical interest lies in the field of ethics, but Schmitz also points out that Wojtyla's interest is worked out in the context of an understanding of the nature and destiny of human beings. Relying upon many translations (some not available in English) of Wojtyla's work, Schmitz locates Wojtyla's philosophy of human nature in the broad tradition of Christian personalism. More importantly, perhaps, Schmitz shows that Wojtyla relied upon phenomenological methodology to explore the inner region of human experience while endorsing the general lines of traditional metaphysics as represented in the work of the great philosophers of the Middle Ages. Finding that a coherent philosophical view is present throughout much of Wojtyla's work, Schmitz also discovers that Wojtyla's sensitivity to both modern and ancient thought and culture was already vividly present in his work as a young student in Cracow. As Pope John Paul II continues to make his mark in the history of the Roman Catholic Church and of the world, this book will prove invaluable to philosophers, theologians, and the educated reader who wishes learn more about his thought.
In the following excerpt from the third volume of Theo-Drama, Balthasar focuses
on the significance of human sexual differentiation for the structure of the theo- drama, with particular attention to the role of woman. Balthasar attempts to walk a
Author: Ian A. McFarland
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
This major sourcebook provides significant primary readings from the history of Christian theology on the topics of creation and humanity. Beginning with an extended introduction, McFarland fleshes out the topics of creation and humanity in sections such as "God as Creator," "The Human Creature," "Evil and Sin," and "Providence," and provides a brief introduction to each selection that demonstrates its importance and establishes its historical context. This collection will be of special value in classrooms, allowing students to experience firsthand some major works that shaped efforts to forge a sound Christian understanding of creation and humanity.
2014 International Conference on Humanity and Social Science (ICHSS 2014)
ISBN: 978-1-60595-195-9 Modal Adverb in Drama Translation: A Corpus-based
Functional Stylistic Analysis of Ying Ruocheng's Translation of The “Caine”
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
Category: Social Science
The conference will be held in Guangzhou, China during June 29-30, 2014. The aim objective of ichss2014 is to present the latest research and results of scientists related to Humanity and Social Science topics. This conference provides opportunities for the different areas delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. We hope that the conference results constituted significant contribution to the knowledge in these up to date scientific field. ichss2014 is supposed to be the largest technical event on Humanity and Social Science in Guangzhou in 2014. The focus of the conference is to establish an effective platform for institutions and industries to share ideas and to present the works of scientists, engineers, educators and students from all over the world. The organizing committee of conference is pleased to invite prospective authors to submit their original manuscripts to ichss2014. As preparation for ICSS2014, hundreds of contributions were received and reviewed. Most of these contributions have brought us a new possible solution to our problems; some of them can even be called as a breakthrough. All these researches have been included in this book. I believe it will be of great value to your future study.
Hence we already have four possible categorizations for Don Carlos that can be
made the focus of critical study : the classical or preclassical drama , the historical
drama , the drama of humanity , and the drama of the Enlightenment . Next we ...
Author: David Pugh
Publisher: Camden House
A fresh look at the critical reception of Schiller's early dramas such as The Robbers and Don Carlos.
CHAPTER V The triumph of humanity : Nathan der Weise , Iphigenie auf Tauris ,
Don Carlos Laocoon , Lessing tells us , was portrayed in the nude , rather than in
the vestments appropriate to a priest and a king ' s son , because the sculptor ...
Author: F. J. Lamport
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This historical and critical survey of German drama in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries provides an introduction to major authors and works from Lessing, through Goethe, Schiller and Weimar Classicism, to Kleist, Grillparzer and Hebbel. F.J. Lamport traces the rise and development in the German-speaking world of the last form of "classical" poetic drama to appear in European literature. This development is seen as reflecting the intellectual and political ferment both within Germany and throughout Europe.
which , above all the arts , makes Humanity both its theme and its instrument . It is
the most human of all arts ; humanity is its end and its means . “ It thus comes as
close as possible to the objects and methods of pure religion . If art may ever be ...
The drama as a whole, then, cultivates the type of sympathetic vision of which its
characters speak. In the play, this kind of vivid imagining prompts a political
decision against using Philoctetes as a means, and the audience is led to believe
Author: Martha C. Nussbaum
Publisher: Harvard University Press
How can higher education today create a community of critical thinkers and searchers for truth that transcends the boundaries of class, gender, and nation? Martha C. Nussbaum, philosopher and classicist, argues that contemporary curricular reform is already producing such “citizens of the world” in its advocacy of diverse forms of cross-cultural studies. Her vigorous defense of “the new education” is rooted in Seneca’s ideal of the citizen who scrutinizes tradition critically and who respects the ability to reason wherever it is found—in rich or poor, native or foreigner, female or male. Drawing on Socrates and the Stoics, Nussbaum establishes three core values of liberal education: critical self-examination, the ideal of the world citizen, and the development of the narrative imagination. Then, taking us into classrooms and campuses across the nation, including prominent research universities, small independent colleges, and religious institutions, she shows how these values are (and in some instances are not) being embodied in particular courses. She defends such burgeoning subject areas as gender, minority, and gay studies against charges of moral relativism and low standards, and underscores their dynamic and fundamental contribution to critical reasoning and world citizenship. For Nussbaum, liberal education is alive and well on American campuses in the late twentieth century. It is not only viable, promising, and constructive, but it is essential to a democratic society. Taking up the challenge of conservative critics of academe, she argues persuasively that sustained reform in the aim and content of liberal education is the most vital and invigorating force in higher education today.
In Violence and the Sacred (1996) René Girard describes processes whereby
the sinner/outsider/ traitor is expelled from human society. The 'original act of
communal violence' produces religious imitations which commemorate it, and
Author: Simon Shepherd
Category: Literary Collections
What is implied when we refer to the study of performing arts as 'drama', 'theatre' or 'performance'? Each term identifies a different tradition of thought and offers different possibilities to the student or practitioner. This book examines the history and use of the terms and investigates the different philosophies, politics, languages and institutions with which they are associated. Simon Shepherd and Mick Wallis: analyze attitudes to drama, theatre and performance at different historical junctures trace a range of political interventions into the field(s) explore and contextualise the institutionalisation of drama and theatre as university subjects, then the emergence of 'performance' as practice, theory and academic disciplines guide readers through major approaches to drama, theatre and performance, from theatre history, through theories of ritual or play, to the idea of performance as paradigm for a postmodern age discuss crucial terms such as action, alienation, catharsis, character, empathy, interculturalism, mimesis, presence or representation in a substantial 'keywords' section. Continually linking their analysis to wider cultural concerns, the authors here offer the most wide-ranging and authoritative guide available to a vibrant, fast-moving field and vigorous debates about its nature, purpose and place in the academy.
drama, rather undeveloped, in which genuine harmony is achieved through human action despite profound differences and conflicts among the interests and
passions of the various characters.34 The underdeveloped character of Hegel's ...
Author: Jennifer A. Herdt
Kant's proclamation of humankind's emergence from "self-incurred immaturity" left his contemporaries with a puzzle: What models should we use to sculpt ourselves if we no longer look to divine grace or received authorities? Deftly uncovering the roots of this question in Rhineland mysticism, Pietist introspection, and the rise of the bildungsroman, Jennifer A. Herdt reveals bildung, or ethical formation, as the key to post-Kantian thought. This was no simple process of secularization, in which human beings took responsibility for something they had earlier left in the hands of God. Rather, theorists of bildung, from Herder through Goethe to Hegel, championed human agency in self-determination while working out the social and political implications of our creation in the image of God. While bildung was invoked to justify racism and colonialism by stigmatizing those deemed resistant to self-cultivation, it also nourished ideals of dialogical encounter and mutual recognition. Herdt reveals how the project of forming humanity lives on in our ongoing efforts to grapple with this complicated legacy.
This work is a philosophical study of desire, drama and the divine Ground of
being, that pays particular attention to Eric ... speak of 'the drama of humanity', to
employ another Voegelinian term, meaning the record of the spiritual
experiences of ...
Author: Stephen Costello
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This book is a philosophical exploration of desire, drama and the divine Ground of being that pays particular attention to Eric Voegelin’s symbol of the ‘flow of presence’ in our lives. It shows how this Flow may be impeded by anxiety or depression, and how the solution involves attending to the meaning of the moment, living meditatively in the present, and discerning the divine desire. Dr Costello’s guides on this personal quest, aside from Voegelin, whose thought provides a philosophical framework for his exploration, are Goethe, Iris Murdoch, Etty Hillesum, and St Ignatius of Loyola.
Author: Trygve David JohnsonPublish On: 2014-01-24
Now the center of attention was the human individual, the new self, and the drama was humanity's struggle to know and command its environment.68 Wells
suggests that this emphasis on the “self” as a source of authority had an
Author: Trygve David Johnson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Trygve Johnson invites us to consider a new metaphor of identity of The Preacher as Liturgical Artist. This identity draws on a theology of communion and the doctrine of the vicarious humanity of Christ to relocate the preacher's identity in the creative and ongoing ministry of Jesus Christ. Johnson argues the metaphorical association of the preacher and artist understood within the artistic ministry of Jesus Christ frees the full range of human capacities, including the imagination to bear upon the arts of Christian proclamation. The Preacher as Liturgical Artist connects preachers to the person and work of Jesus Christ, whose own double ministry took the raw materials of the human condition and offered them back to the Father in a redemptive and imaginative fashion through the Holy Spirit. It is in the large creative ministry of Jesus Christ that preachers find their creativity freed to proclaim the gospel bodily within the context of the liturgical work of God's people.
There on the stage in front of you is the whole drama of humanity being played
out . . . . Bible and Shakespeare are everywhere allowed to be the two sovereign
teachers of the English nation . But the stage is not merely the most vivid and ...
Drama: Unity. and. the. Mistake. of. the. Intellect. Introduction: Unity and
Postmodernism Soyinka wrote A Dance of the Forests for the Nigerian
independence celebrations (October 1960) and stated that The immediate humanity for whom I ...
Author: William S. Haney
Integral Drama critically explores modern drama in the context of Indian aesthetics described in theNatyashastra and the vast, new interdisciplinary field of consciousness studies. It also focuses on how Indian theatre aesthetics has influenced modern drama theories and practice, and the extent to which this has promoted the development of higher consciousness in actors and audience. According to Indian aesthetics, rasa or aesthetic rapture is refers to bliss innate in the Self that manifests even in the absence of external sources of happiness. Overall, this book explores the relation between modern theatre and higher states of mind and demonstrates that one of the key purposes of theatre is to help the spectator experience the pure consciousness event described in consciousness studies by theorists such as Anna Bonshek, Ken Wilber, Robert K. C. Forman, Jonathan Shear, Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Ralph Yarrow and others.Integral Drama will appeal not only to drama theorists but also to teachers and students of acting, as well as an educated general audience interested in understanding the aesthetic experience of theatre. Integral Drama, moreover, can be used as a textbook for acting and drama theory classes and would also appeal to university and public libraries. The book serves as a bridge between the ideas and experiences long understood through Indian philosophy and the many questions raised by modern theatre studies.
The drama of our little lives is part of a larger drama of humanity as a whole. We
are who we are partly because of who our families are; our families are who they
are because of who the surrounding communities are; and those communities ...
Author: Thomas H. West
Publisher: Fortress Press
A new approach to introducing theology As God's self-communication to humans, Jesus is the key to the human search for meaning, argues Thomas West. He therefore introduces the practice of theology through Christology. From the question of personal meaning and self-constitution and their relationship to transcendent meaning and value, he proceeds to discuss the figure and import of Jesus and then the ethical imperative engendered through encounter with him. Fresh and clear, West's book is an invitation to grapple with one's religious commitments, especially in light of recent insights in biblical studies and Continental, feminist, and liberation theologies. This new text will prove an engaging and effective introduction to theological thinking for both undergraduates and Christian adults.
... the fact that every human existence is a Question oriented to the Mystery, or to
serve as a convincing articulation of personal partnership in a common drama of humanity. This failure, Voegelin and Lonergan would agree, is a crucial element
Author: Glenn Hughes
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Transcendence and History is an analysis of what philosopher Eric Voegelin described as “the decisive problem of philosophy”: the dilemma of the discovery of transcendent meaning and the impact of this discovery on human self-understanding. The world’s major religious and wisdom traditions are built upon the recognition of transcendent meaning, and our own cultural and linguistic heritage has long since absorbed the postcosmological division of reality into the two dimensions of “transcendence” and “immanence.” But the last three centuries in the West have seen a growing resistance to the idea of transcendent meaning; contemporary and “postmodern” interpretations of the human situation—both popular and intellectual—indicate a widespread eclipse of confidence in the truth of transcendence. In Transcendence and History, Glenn Hughes contributes to the understanding of transcendent meaning and the problems associated with it, assisting in the philosophical recovery of the legitimacy of the notion of transcendence. Depending primarily on the treatments of transcendence found in the writings of twentieth-century philosophers Eric Voegelin and Bernard Lonergan, Hughes explores the historical discovery of transcendent meaning and then examines what it indicates about the structure of history. Hughes’s main focus, however, is on clarifying the problem of transcendence in relation to historical existence. Addressing both layreaders and scholars, Hughes applies the insights and analyses of Voegelin and Lonergan to considerable advantage. Transcendence and History will be of particular value to those who have grappled with the notion of transcendence in the study of philosophy, comparative religion, political theory, history, philosophical anthropology, and art or poetry. By examining transcendent meaning as the key factor in the search for ultimate meaning from ancient societies to the present, the book demonstrates how “the decisive problem of philosophy” both illuminates and presents a vital challenge to contemporary intellectual discourse.
... and study the unending drama of humanity—how the past, the present and the
future of the human race are all organically bound up together. It coordinates
heredity and environment. Most important of all, it frees the mind of sexual
Author: Margaret Sanger
Publisher: Inkling Books
Today's heated debates over social issues such as abortion, birth control, ethnicity, immigration, race, religion, sexual behavior, and welfare did not begin in the 1960s. They began in the last years of the nineteenth century and reached their zenith in the 1920s, when this book sold over 200,000 copies. Here is all the text of Margaret Sanger's 1922 best-seller along with 31 chapters by her contemporaries to set what she advocated in historical perspective. This is not history told after the fire and passion have died out. These are words spoken in the heat of battle, at a time when Sanger and others believed that the fate of civilization depended on their ideas winning acceptance here and around the world.
Author: Craig G. BartholomewPublish On: 2014-07-08
Near Eastern myths, the portrait of God, humanity, and the world becomes clear.
This opening act introduces us to the main actors in the play—God and humanity
—and the world in which the historical drama will unfold. Pagan myths Genesis 1
Author: Craig G. Bartholomew
Publisher: Baker Academic
This bestselling textbook surveys the grand narrative of the Bible, demonstrating how the biblical story forms the foundation of a Christian worldview. The second edition has been thoroughly revised. Additional material is available online through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources, offering course help for professors and study aids for students. Resources include discussion questions, a Bible reading schedule, an adult Bible class schedule, and a course syllabus.
Drama. The essential human characteristic is creative imagination. It enables us
to master our environment, to overcome the limitations of our brain, our body, and
the material universe. It is the "something more" that distinguishes us from the ...
Author: Richard Courtney
Category: Performing Arts
Richard Courtney has extensively revised and updated his most famous work, Play, Drama & Thought, the definitive text on the intellectual and theoretical background to drama and the relevance of drama in education.
... that technology—from the simplest clay pot to the computer—is not mere set-
dressing in the grand drama of humanity. ... And while writers for thousands of
years have scrutinized mankind from every conceivable angle—its hopes and ...
Author: Gilles Messier
Publisher: Petra Books
Category: Technology & Engineering
Mid-century retro speculative fiction. Nine new stories and three essays on our obsession and entanglement with technology, based on historical fact, in the Zeitgeist of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. With 31 archival pictures. Gilles Messier was born in Winnipeg in 1989. As an aerospace engineer, his interests concern the use and misuse of technology in war, nuclear energy and space exploration.