Visions of Peace and Tales of War

Visions of Peace and Tales of War

In this volume that contains the proceedings of a conference in Kerkrade (Netherlands) in July 2009, a whole series of war narratives has been analyzed, such as 1 Maccabees, Ben Sira, the Book of Judith, the Book of Chronicles, Esther.

Author: Jan Liesen

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110222779

Category: Religion

Page: 436

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In biblical as well as in non-biblical texts war is a widespread theme often embedded in a narrative framework. In this volume that contains the proceedings of a conference in Kerkrade (Netherlands) in July 2009, a whole series of war narratives has been analyzed, such as 1 Maccabees, Ben Sira, the Book of Judith, the Book of Chronicles, Esther. Special attention is paid to the Scrolls of War from Qumran, to the concepts of Holy War and Divine Warrior, to Josephus and to war and peace in the Book of Psalms. Visions of peace are discussed in contributions that give attention to the Idea of Peace in Antiquity, to peace in Jewish Prayer, to the collocation ‛covenant of peace', as well as to specific passages in the books of Micha and Isaiah, and in the Gospel of Matthew.
Categories: Religion

Visions of Peace and Tales of War

Visions of Peace and Tales of War

The theme of the conference was “ A time for war and a time for peace " ( Qoh 3 : 8 ) and it focused on “ Visions of Peace and Tales of War " in ...

Author: Jan Liesen

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110222779

Category: Religion

Page: 436

View: 987

In biblical as well as in non-biblical texts war is a widespread theme often embedded in a narrative framework. In this volume that contains the proceedings of a conference in Kerkrade (Netherlands) in July 2009, a whole series of war narratives has been analyzed, such as 1 Maccabees, Ben Sira, the Book of Judith, the Book of Chronicles, Esther. Special attention is paid to the Scrolls of War from Qumran, to the concepts of Holy War and Divine Warrior, to Josephus and to war and peace in the Book of Psalms. Visions of peace are discussed in contributions that give attention to the Idea of Peace in Antiquity, to peace in Jewish Prayer, to the collocation ‛covenant of peace', as well as to specific passages in the books of Micha and Isaiah, and in the Gospel of Matthew.
Categories: Religion

The War Scroll Violence War and Peace in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature

The War Scroll  Violence  War and Peace in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature

The present article locates the War Scroll in this broader approach to the ... and Cognate Literature Yearbook 2010: Visions of Peace and Tales of War (ed.

Author: Kipp Davis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004301634

Category: Religion

Page: 508

View: 567

This volume of collected essays reflects on various aspects of language, text, and interpretations of war and peace in the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Second Temple Jewish literature, with special close attention set on the Qumran War Scroll.
Categories: Religion

Between Specters of War and Visions of Peace

Between Specters of War and Visions of Peace

The resolution of the ill-fated Melian leaders in Thucydides's fifth book can be another cautionary tale about the disasters that follow from discounting ...

Author: Gerald M. Mara

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190903923

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 646

Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, recurring political violence at both state and non-state levels has eroded confidence in the progressively peaceful character of international relations, and has unsettled the parameters of political thought. Frames of peace and frames of war have, throughout Western thought, colored the questions that we ask about politics, the descriptions of the pragmatic and moral alternatives that we face, and the ideas and metaphors that we use at any given moment. These frames, as this book argues, also obscure too much of political life. Gerald M. Mara proposes, instead, a political philosophy that takes both war and peace seriously, and a style of theory committed to questioning rather than closure. He challenges two powerful currents in contemporary political philosophy: the verdict that "premodern" or "metaphysical" texts cannot speak to modern and postmodern societies and the insistence that all forms of political theory be some form of democratic theory. Mara reexamines seminal texts in the history of political theory, from Thucydides to Jacques Derrida, and from Machiavelli to Judith Butler, to examine how frames of reference of war and peace have structured both the writing of these texts, as well as interpretations of them. The result is not a linear history of ideas, but a series of conversations between them, and a democratic justification for moving beyond democratic theory.
Categories: Political Science

My War Experiences in Two Continents

My War Experiences in Two Continents

VISIONS OF PEACE Everyone brings in different stories of the war. Some say Germany is exhausted and beaten, others say she is flushed with victory, ...

Author: S. Macnaughtan

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066226589

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

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"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by S. Macnaughtan. 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.
Categories: Fiction

Visions of War

Visions of War

World War II in Popular Literature and Culture M. Paul Holsinger, ... As they wrote , they created themselves the heroines of their own stories , which ...

Author: M. Paul Holsinger

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879725567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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For Americans World War II was “a good war,” a war that was worth fighting. Even as the conflict was underway, a myriad of both fictional and nonfictional books began to appear examining one or another of the raging battles. These essays examine some of the best literature and popular culture of World War II. Many of the studies focus on women, several are about children, and all concern themselves with the ways that the war changed lives. While many of the contributors concern themselves with the United States, there are essays about Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, and Japan.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Parent Teacher Guide to Children s Books on Peace and Tolerance

A Parent Teacher Guide to Children s Books on Peace and Tolerance

... Writing on War and Peace Million Visions of Peace, A: Wisdom From the Friends of Old Turtle Peace Begins With You Peace Tales Princess and the Admiral, ...

Author: Bob Blumenthal

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412042598

Category: Children's literature

Page: 262

View: 458

How do you teach children to value peace and appreciate diversity? One way is to provide them with books with themes that promote these ideas. The Parent / Teacher Guide to Children's Books on Peace and Tolerance offers readers a wide variety of award-winning titles along with annotations and grade level recommendations. The book is divided into the following sections: Preschool - grade three Grades 4 - 6 Middle school, and High school. Each section has over 100 listings. Topics include civil rights, the Holocaust, slavery, Native Americans, bullying, war, child abuse, bigotry, cooperation, acceptance, apartheid, family relationships, Arab/Israeli conflict, controlling anger, the Civil War, the Vietnam War, WWII, gays and lesbians, and other social issues. Many of these books are the recipients of the following awards and honors: Newbery Award, School Library Journal (starred review), Caldecott Award, Boston Globe Horn Book Award, American Library Association Notable Book, Jane Addams Children's Book Award, American Bookseller - Pick of the List, Kirkus Reviews (starred review), Publishers Weekly (starred review), Booklist (starred review), Coretta Scott King Award, VOYA Top Picks, National Book Award, and the Michael L. Printz Award. This guide is an excellent resource for parents who would like their children to become peace-loving, accepting adults. Teachers who are looking for books to supplement their curriculum will find the suggested titles to be among the best written works in the designated areas. For example, one would be hard pressed to find a better written book on the Holocaust for middle and high school students than I Have Lived One Thousand Years. The author has done a great service by providing parents and teachers with a list of books that cannot be found anywhere else.
Categories: Children's literature

Visions of Peace

Visions of Peace

Civilized war thus became an identifier not simply of a civilized Europe in contrast ... As colourful as this tale is, there was no mention made in primary ...

Author: Vicki A. Spencer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317001324

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 133

Visions of Peace: Asia and the West explores the diversity of past conceptualizations as well as the remarkable continuity in the hope for peace across global intellectual traditions. Current literature, prompted by September 11, predominantly focuses on the laws and ethics of just wars or modern ideals of peace. Asian and Western ideals of peace before the modern era have largely escaped scholarly attention. This book examines Western and Asian visions of peace that existed prior to c.1800 by bringing together experts from a variety of intellectual traditions. The historical survey ranges from ancient Greek thought, early Christianity and medieval scholasticism to Hinduism, classical Confucianism and Tokuguwa Japanese learning, before illuminating unfamiliar aspects of peace visions in the European Enlightenment. Each chapter offers a particular case study and attempts to rehabilitate a 'forgotten' conception of peace and reclaim its contemporary relevance. Collectively they provide the conceptual resources to inspire more creative thinking towards a new vision of peace in the present. Students and specialists in international relations, peace studies, history, political theory, philosophy, and religious studies will find this book a valuable resource on diverse conceptions of peace.
Categories: Political Science

Covenant of Peace

Covenant of Peace

Studies in Peace and Scripture Visions of peace abound in the Bible , and so do the language and tales of battle . In this respect , the Bible is thoroughly ...

Author: Willard M. Swartley

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802829376

Category: Religion

Page: 542

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One would think that peace, a term that occurs as many as one hundred times in the New Testament, would enjoy a prominent place in theology and ethics textbooks. Yet it is surprisingly absent. Willard Swartley's Covenant of Peace remedies this deficiency, restoring to New Testament theology and ethics the peace that many works have missed. In this comprehensive yet accessible book Swartley explicates virtually all of the New Testament, relating peace -- and the associated emphases of love for enemies and reconciliation -- to core theological themes such as salvation, christology, and the reign of God. No other work in English makes such a contribution. Swartley concludes by considering specific practices that lead to peacemaking and their place in our contemporary world. Retrieving a historically neglected element in the Christian message, Covenant of Peace confronts readers anew with the compelling New Testament witness to peace.
Categories: Religion

Narrating War and Peace in Africa

Narrating War and Peace in Africa

Ibaraden perform oral histories, legends, and tales, sometimes in scripted ... Tuareg separatist rebellions, the 156 Narrative Strategies and Visions of Peace.

Author: Solimar Otero

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781580463300

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 328

View: 652

A comprehensive volume that offers historical and nuanced representations of war and peace in Africa from the fields of African studies and cultural studies, linguistics, journalism and the media, literature, film, drama and performance, women's and gender studies, and human rights.
Categories: Literary Collections

War and Peace in the Ancient World

War and Peace in the Ancient World

Scenes of pastoral serenity and justice evoke visions of peace that ... (a large storage jar) that depicted the great tale of Troy (Osborne 1998: 53–7).

Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470775479

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 933

This book is the first to focus on war and peace in the ancient world from a global perspective. The first book to focus on war and peace in the ancient world Takes a global perspective, covering a large number of early civilizations, from China, India and West Asia, through the Mediterranean to the Americas Features contributions from nineteen distinguished scholars, all of whom are experts in their fields Offers remarkable insights into the different ways in which ancient societies dealt with a common human challenge Requires no prior historical knowledge, making it suitable for non-specialists
Categories: History

Vintage Visions

Vintage Visions

He wrote his tale of a ramming action, In a Conning Tower: A Story of Modern ... should have a greater interest in making war than in maintaining the peace.

Author: Arthur B. Evans

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819574398

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 291

Vintage Visions is a seminal collection of scholarly essays on early works of science fiction and its antecedents. From Cyrano de Bergerac in 1657 to Olaf Stapledon in 1937, this anthology focuses on an unusually broad range of authors and works in the genre as it emerged across the globe, including the United States, Russia, Europe, and Latin America. The book includes material that will be of interest to both scholars and fans, including an extensive bibliography of criticism on early science fiction—the first of its kind—and a chronological listing of 150 key early works. Before Dr. Strangelove, future-war fiction was hugely popular in nineteenth-century Great Britain. Before Terminator, a French author depicted Thomas Edison as the creator of the perfect female android. These works and others are featured in this critical anthology. Contributors include Paul K. Alkon, Andrea Bell, Josh Bernatchez, I. F. Clarke, William J. Fanning Jr., William B. Fischer, Allison de Fren, Susan Gubar, Rachel Haywood Ferreira, Kamila Kinyon, Stanislaw Lem, Patrick A. McCarthy, Sylvie Romanowski, Nicholas Ruddick, and Gary Westfahl.
Categories: Fiction

Isaiah s Vision of Peace in Biblical and Modern International Relations

Isaiah s Vision of Peace in Biblical and Modern International Relations

In Saga, Tale, Novella, Fable. ... Translated and edited by M.J. Dawn as Holy War in Ancient Israel (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1991).

Author: R. Cohen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137104427

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

View: 375

The aim of this volume is to try to account for Isaiah's revolutionary vision from two disciplinary perspectives: one approach is the historical study of the Ancient Near East and the Bible, and the other rests on the study of international relations from a comparative, conceptual perspective.
Categories: Social Science

Holy War Holy Peace

Holy War  Holy Peace

For many a radical this spells the end of the vision. But for our purposes of peacemaking and conflict resolution, I beg to differ. The successful shifts in ...

Author: Marc Gopin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199881932

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 899

The Intifada of 2000-2001 has demonstrated the end of an era of diplomacy in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The style of peacemaking of the Olso Accords has been called into question by the facts on the ground. Elite forms of peacemaking that do not embrace the basic needs of average people on all sides are bound to fail. The complete neglect of deeper cultural and religious systems in the peace process is now apparent, as is the role that this neglect has played in the failure of the process. Building on his earlier book, Between Eden and Armageddon, Gopin provides a detailed blueprint of how the religious traditions in question can become a principal asset in the search for peace and justice. He demonstrates how religious people can be the critical missing link in peacemaking, and how the incorporation of their values and symbols can unleash a new dynamic that directly addresses basic issues of ethics, justice, and peace. Gopin's analysis of the theoretical, theological, and political planes shows us what has been achieved thus far, as well as what must be done next in order to ensure effective final settlement negotiations and secure, sovereign, democratic countries for both peoples.
Categories: Religion

Tales of War

Tales of War

Yes, there was nothing there, it was just a vision. ... that in summer would have had roses, and came to an Uhlan's house; in times of peace a small farmer.

Author: Plunkett Dunsany

Publisher: 谷月社

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

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The Prayer of the Men of Daleswood The Road An Imperial Monument A Walk to the Trenches A Walk in Picardy What Happened on the Night of the Twenty-Seventh Standing To The Splendid Traveller Shells Two Degrees of Envy The Master of No Man's Land Weeds and Wire Spring in England and Flanders The Nightmare Countries Spring and the Kaiser Two Songs The Punishment The English Spirit The Last Mirage A Famous Man The Oases of Death Anglo-Saxon Tyranny Memories The Movement Nature's Cad The Home of Herr Schnitzelhaaser A Deed of Mercy Last Scene of All Old England
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Works of Samuel Johnson LL D Tales and visions The history of Rasselas The vision of Theodore The apotheosis of Milton Prayers and devotional exercises Apophthegms sentiments opinions and occasional reflections Irene a tragedy Poems Miscellaneous poems Poemata

The Works of Samuel Johnson  LL  D   Tales and visions  The history of Rasselas  The vision of Theodore  The apotheosis of Milton  Prayers and devotional exercises  Apophthegms  sentiments  opinions  and occasional reflections  Irene  a tragedy  Poems  Miscellaneous poems  Poemata

His proceedings in the war for Silesia , 543. Makes peace with the Queen of Hungary , on furrendering to him the half of Silefia , 548 .

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433067291041

Category: English literature

Page:

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Categories: English literature

Tales of War

Tales of War

Yes, there was nothing there, it was just a vision. ... that in summer would have had roses, and came to an Uhlan's house, in times of peace a small farmer.

Author: Lord Dunsany

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775459699

Category: Fiction

Page: 107

View: 256

Though this series of stories and vignettes deals mostly with real-world political events and battlefield exploits, author Lord Dunsany brings his trademark lyricism and love of archetypal mythos to even the most quotidian tales. For fantasy readers craving a foray into fact, Tales of War will definitely do the trick.
Categories: Fiction

War and Peace Literature for Children and Young Adults

War and Peace Literature for Children and Young Adults

Learning about Peace and Conflict Resolution . ... 115 Timeless Truths from Folk and Fairy Tales . . . . 118 The Vision of Poets .

Author: Virginia A. Walter

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015029228064

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 171

View: 313

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Visions of Glory

Visions of Glory

Weirding the War: Stories from the Civil War's Ragged Edges edited by Stephen Berry ... Corporal: James Tanner in War and Peace by James Marten The Blue, ...

Author: Kathleen Diffley

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820355948

Category: History

Page: 256

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Visions of Glory brings together twenty-two images and twenty-two brisk essays, each essay connecting an image to the events that unfolded during a particular year of the Civil War. The book focuses on a diverse set of images that include a depiction of former slaves whipping their erstwhile overseer distributed by an African American publisher, a census graph published in the New York Times, and a cutout of a child’s hand sent by a southern mother to her husband at the front. The essays in this collection reveal how wartime women and men created both written accounts and a visual register to make sense of this pivotal period. The collection proceeds chronologically, providing a nuanced history by highlighting the multiple meanings an assorted group of writers and readers discerned from the same set of circumstances. In so doing, this volume assembles contingent and fractured visions of the Civil War, but its differing perspectives also reveal a set of overlapping concerns. A number of essays focus in particular on African American engagements with visual culture. The collection also emphasizes the role that women played in making, disseminating, or interpreting wartime images. While every essay explores the relationship between image and word, several contributions focus on the ways in which Civil War images complicate an understanding of canonical writers such as Emerson, Melville, and Whitman.
Categories: History

Sexing War Policing Gender

Sexing War Policing Gender

... is linked to women's peace movements and agency is understood as 'active'. The second section discusses motherhood and agency in gendered stories of war ...

Author: Linda Åhäll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317962281

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

View: 980

Historically, there has been reluctance, from mainstream IR scholars as well as feminists, to seriously engage with women’s agency in warfare. Instead, scholarship has tended to focus on women’s activism for peace or to ignore women’s agency altogether. This book rectifies this omission by exploring the cultural understanding of actors, agents and structures of war and how can we make sense of attitudes towards women, agency and war today. By using a poststructuralist feminist perspective and by analysing empirical cases from a Western ‘war on terror’ cultural context, Ahall argues that all types of stories are informed by ideas about motherhood and maternal reproduction as the foundation of sexual difference. This does not only mean that women are judged/read/valued based on the shape of their, maternalised, bodies, rather than what they actually do, but, it means that ideas about motherhood, not motherhood itself, function to police contemporary gender norms and contemporary understandings of agency in war. Overall, this book argues that maternalist war stories function to reiterate traditional heteronormative gender roles. This is how a ‘body politics’ of war is not only policing gender norms but actually writing ‘sex’ itself. The body politics of war told through maternalist war stories is a process in which the sexing of war means the policing of gender borders, with motherhood acting as the border agent. This work will be of interest to students and scholars in areas such as gender, political violence and international relations.
Categories: Political Science