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
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.
The resolution of the ill-fated Melian leaders in Thucydides's fifth book can be
another cautionary tale about the disasters that follow ... within international
politics may reinforce the relations 106 | Between Specters of War and Visions of Peace.
Author: Gerald M. Mara
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
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.
Visions of peace abound in the Bible, and so do the language and tales of battle.
In this respect, the Bible is thoroughly at home in the modern world: a history
filled with visions of peace accompanying the reality of war bridges the distance ...
Author: Willard M. Swartley
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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.
Narration, Dialogue, Monologue And Comment All Are Employed For Its Presentation. Shot Through With Irony, Pity And Understanding Objectivity, The Novel Ends With The True Tragic Vision Of Faith In Life And Hope For Mankind.
Author: Santeśivara L. Bhairappa
Category: Kannada fiction
It Is A Transformation Of An Ancient Legend Into A Modern Novel. In This Process, It Has Gained Rational Credibility And A Human Perspective. The Main Incident, The Bharata War, Symbolic Of The Birthpangs Of A New World-Order, Depicts A Heroic But Vain Effort To Arrest The Disintegration And Continue The Prevailing Order. It Is Viewed From The Stand Points Of The Partisan Participants And Judged With Reference To The Objective Understanding Of Krishna. Narration, Dialogue, Monologue And Comment All Are Employed For Its Presentation. Shot Through With Irony, Pity And Understanding Objectivity, The Novel Ends With The True Tragic Vision Of Faith In Life And Hope For Mankind.
Vision is at the core of religious motivation, and it is simultaneously an
indispensable element of peacemaking. ... days to tales about tsadikim and
gedole yisroel, masters of halakhic Judaism recognized and accepted by the
Author: Marc Gopin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
... types are not mutually exclusive. Stories of war are stories of wrestling with the
stranger that have been infected by a sacral dualism. ... in one community.
Gandhi read the Gita as offering a vision of 160 WAR AND PEACE : ANCIENT STORIES.
Author: Darrell J. Fasching
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This popular textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recent global developments, whilst retaining its unique and compelling narrative-style approach. Using ancient stories from diverse religions, it explores a broad range of important and complex moral issues, resulting in a truly reader-friendly and comparative introduction to religious ethics. A thoroughly revised and expanded new edition of this popular textbook, yet retains the unique narrative-style approach which has proved so successful with students Considers the ways in which ancient stories from diverse religions, such as the Bhagavad Gita and the lives of Jesus and Buddha, have provided ethical orientation in the modern world Updated to reflect recent discussions on globalization and its influence on cross-cultural and comparative ethics, economic dimensions to ethics, Gandhian traditions, and global ethics in an age of terrorism Expands coverage of Asian religions, quest narratives, the religious and philosophical approach to ethics in the West, and considers Chinese influences on Thich Nhat Hanh’s Zen Buddhism, and Augustine’s Confessions Accompanied by an instructor’s manual (coming soon, see www.wiley.com/go/fasching) which shows how to use the book in conjunction with contemporary films
... Lord Marmion's powerful mind and wise , -- Trained in the lore of Rome and
Greece , And policies of war and peace . ... James had counsel given Against the
English war : And closer questioned , thus he told A tale , which chronicles of old
A Tale of Two Countries Khalid, Manṣūr Khālid, Man\.s\-ur Kh\-alid.
INTRODUCTION Study the ... similar national characteristics. But with the vision
and high-mindedness of their leaders, they were able to turn challenges into
Author: Manṣūr Khālid
Sudan has been at war with itself for the last forty years, except for a ten-year period of peace from 1972 to 1983. This book traces the root causes of the Sudanese conflict: the remnants of slave culture and the rift between North and South, exacerbated by a conflict of culture and religion. Despite past divisions, the author identifies new points of departure in the conflict, particularly after the agreement reached by John Garang de Marbos in the South and the leadership of the Northern parties. The main tenets of this agreement are: recognition of the country's religious and cultural diversity, separation between religion and the state, recognition of citizenship as the sole determinant of political rights and duties, and radical restructuring of the state as a quasi-confederal state. The author avers that these measures hold the last chance for Sudan to be united.
Thus, the older veterans of old wars have little to teach in the sense of the direct
projection of their past experiences. Second, there is the special role of the
imagination in supplying visions of what is not actually the case. Imagination
fuels ... We can tentatively grasp this in terms of a paradigmatic tale in which the
city is besieged, poor, and in disarray, because of the absence of a defender. The
Author: Fred van Houten
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Can a Baby Be an Enemy? Our world is in a deep, prolonged crisis. The threat of global nuclear war, the chronic condition of local wars, the imperilled environment, and mass star vation are among the major forms this crisis takes. The dangers of massive overkill, overexploitation of the environment, and overpopulation are well known, but surprisingly little has been said about their potential interac tions, their bearing upon each other. If there were to be a nuclear confronta tion between today's superpowers, it might not take place in today's world, but in a far less friendly habitat, such as the world may be some decades hence. And it need hardly be added that the era of this particular super power configuration may be waning rapidly, its place to be taken by other international arrangements not necessarily less threatening. To understand and cope with our situation we need correspondingly serious reflection. This volume forms a welcome part of that process. Un avoidably, a large part of our thinking about the issues of human survival must be oriented to physical and biological aspects of the total danger. But it has not escaped the authors of this book that, coupled with these aspects, there are profound psychological dangers, such as loss of the sense of futu rity, moral deterioration, and a fatalistic decline in the will to struggle to protect our home, the Earth.
PLAINS INDIAN WARS plains, led by a Christlike messiah. All this would be
brought about, Wovoka's vision revealed, by performing a special dance called
the Ghost Dance. ... Wovoka's vision had been peaceful and vague as to the
details of precisely how the whites would disappear. ... The Lakota who had
visited Wovoka also brought back tales of the miracles they had experienced, in
which they had talked with long-dead relatives and seen dead buffalo brought
back to life.
'Tis well, I said; but tell me true, What bodes this vision to my view? ... The
monster rising from the sea, Imports dominion—once by thee In peace and war
triumphant sway'd, But now to other hands convey'd; His horns of brass and
claws of ...
Author: Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Stretched on his couch, the Indian warrior lay, His bow and quiver prostrate at his side, Revolving all his fate in still dismay, Dominion lost, skill baffled, power defied. “Shades of my fathers!” thus his reverie ran, “And shall the Red Man thus, in clouds decline, With no memorial of his name or clan, Or only left to point the poet’s line, And tell to other years, the tale of his decline?” “Oh, is it thus, the noble woodswise race, Shall steal away to an unhonored tomb, Who once were lords of the ascendant chase, And swept the forests in their pristine bloom? Brave were their hearts, and strong in sinewy strength They drew the shaft that fell’d the stately deer, Or spread the craven foeman at his length, And triumphed in the battle’s wild career, A wanderer of the woods—lord of the bow and spear.” “Ah tell me, Spirit of the Golden West! Say, is it want of knowledge dooms my race? Or the wild passions of an untamed breast, That leaves nor peace nor virtue there a place? Can raging tumults of the mortal soul Prejudge its fate, and lead the wayward mind Through seas of want and poverty to roll, Till in a gloom of fixed despair it find Life’s path without a friend, and even death unkind?” “Doth human rectitude, in mind and heart, The inward purposes of right and wrong In human acts—so great a boon impart, Or lead, by their neglect, to thraldom strong? And can it be, ye messengers of air! Who know the great high Spirit’s sov’reign will, So vast a detriment he can prepare For those who follow nature’s dictates still, And worship Manitoes on every breezy hill?” “’Tis wondrous all, and yet there are, I ween, Some inward inklings of the Indian soul That whisper to his mind of things unclean, That taint his rites, and all his life control, Leading the mind—whenever he would do An evil act, or e’en the purpose form, To that High Excellence beyond the view, Who guides the sun and regulates the storm, Dispensing winter winds, or summer breezes warm.”
Peace seemed to rest in the heart of the child ; ' twas as if , by visions of the night ,
the King of kings had commissioned His angels to minister comfort to the
motherless gir ) . Little she knew , that whilst she lay wrapped in slumber , a
Candy-Wrapped Kalashnikovs and Other War Stories Anna Badkhen ... hills like
a swatch of red-and-white lace, even from this spot almost thirty miles away,
Jerusalem tells a tale of two cities entrenched in their contrasting visions of the
Author: Anna Badkhen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Travel books bring us to places. War books bring us to tragedy. This book brings us to one woman’s travels in war zones: the locals she met, the compassion they scraped from catastrophe, and the food they ate. Peace Meals is a true story about conflict and food. It illustrates the most important lesson Anna Badkhen has observed as a journalist: war can kill our friends and decimate our towns, but it cannot destroy our inherent decency, generosity, and kindness—that which makes us human. Badkhen writes: There is more to war than the macabre—the white-orange muzzle flashes during a midnight ambush . . . the scythes of shrapnel whirling . . . like lawnmower blades spun loose; the tortured and the dead. There are also the myriad brazen, congenial, persistent ways in which life in the most forlorn and violent places on earth shamelessly reasserts itself. Of those, sharing a meal is one of the most elemental. No other book about war has looked at the search for normalcy in conflict zones through the prism of food. In addition to the events that dominate the news today—the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq—Peace Meals also bears witness to crises that are less often discussed: the conflict in Chechnya, the drought cycle in East Africa, the failed post-Soviet states, the Palestinian intifada. Peace Meals focuses on day-to-day life, describing not just the shocking violence but also the beauty that continues during wartime: the spring flowers that bloom in the crater hollowed by an air-to-surface missile, the lapidary sanctuary of a twelfth-century palace besieged by a modern battle, or a meal a tight-knit family shares in the relative safety of their home as a firefight rages outside. It reveals how one war correspondent’s professional choices are determined not only by her opinion of which story is important but also by the instinctive comparisons she, a young mother, makes each time she meets children in war zones; by her intrinsic sense of guilt for leaving her family behind as she goes off to her next dangerous assignment; and, quite prosaically—though not surprisingly—by her need to eat. Wherever Badkhen went, she broke bread with the people she wrote about, and the simple conversations over these meals helped her open the door into the lives of strangers. Sometimes dinner was bread and a fried egg in a farmer’s hut, or a packet of trail mix in the back of an armored humvee. Sometimes it was a lavish, four-course meal at the house of a local warlord, or a plate of rice and boiled meat at a funeral tent. Each of these straightforward acts of humanity tells a story. And these stories, punctuated by recipes from these meals, form Peace Meals. Following Badkhen’s simple instructions, readers will taste what made life in these tormented places worth living.
TALE. (TAIL). My first vision of this event, as I drove home and was nearing our
driveway, was of three boys on bicycles laughing and horsing around as they
rolled past: As we passed each other, I noticed one of them had a pair of hedge ...
Author: Raymond Louis Nault
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Short stories and chapters based on the life and times of Colonel Raymond Louis Nault. The Depression years and the slow recovery. World War II and his exploits in China-Burma-India. Theater of war: On the ground and in the air. Bail-out from a burning airplane and crash landing another. A novel based on the experiences of Raymond Nault, compiled from the many stories told to his family, relatives, friends, and service buddies in the past 55 years. Information was gleaned from notes, journals, notebooks, slips of paper, napkins, and saved these many years, every now and then compiled into chapters of a particular event; some very brief, others several pages. Full of pictures and clippings. The term "mustang" was chosen as his designation because of its unique characteristics and because it was suitable for describing a lifestyle and philosophy based on heredity and upbringing. At this time (2003) the silver is in the hair of this mustang.
Much of One Word Is Worth a Thousand's first section apparently unfolds in 1935,
which was relatively peaceful. ... part act as if they and their parents never
experienced North China's eight-year Sino-Japanese War, Japanese occupation,
the civil war, ... In Back to 1942 he reawakened public memory of a great Henan
famine and its political origins, and his Homeland series tells epic tales of
Author: Jeffrey C. Kinkley
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The depiction of personal and collective suffering in modern Chinese novels differs significantly from standard Communist accounts and many Eastern and Western historical narratives. Writers such as Yu Hua, Su Tong, Wang Anyi, Mo Yan, Han Shaogong, Ge Fei, Li Rui, and Zhang Wei skew and scramble common conceptions of China's modern development, deploying avant-garde narrative techniques from Latin American and Euro-American modernism to project a surprisingly "un-Chinese" dystopian vision and critical view of human culture and ethics. The epic narratives of modern Chinese fiction make rich use of magical realism, surrealism, and unusual treatments of historical time. Also featuring graphic depictions of sex and violence, as well as dark, raunchy comedy, these novels reflect China's recent history re-presenting the overthrow of the monarchy in the early twentieth century and the resulting chaos of revolution and war; the recurring miseries perpetrated by class warfare during the dictatorship of Mao Zedong; and the social dislocations caused by China's industrialization and rise as a global power. This book casts China's highbrow historical novels from the late 1980s to the first decade of the twenty-first century as a distinctively Chinese contribution to the form of the global dystopian novel and, consequently, to global thinking about the interrelations of utopia and dystopia.
Why cannot I perish , and sleep in peace - i í ' De Ah ! -what lovely scene is this
that bursts before mine eyes , as if by ... visions , so wildly opposed to my tion .
foelings , and the tempest of furious passions One beautiful afternoon , when all ...
living without hate , without war . ... The book includes a by a Wampanoag tribal
storyteller . in fourth grade and up , it is truly a tale prful illustrations , which
beautifully eyard Island , make the book an for younger children as ... With her
energetic and animated personality , she shared her own dream and vision for peace .
Publisher: Island Moon Press
The Legend of Katama is a beautiful presentation of a Native American creation story. Vibrantly illustrated, it is a story of young woman, who through following her heart and listening to her dreams, makes difficult and courageous decisions which bring peace to the Wampanoag Tribe. The book includes a fascinating forward by a Wampanoag tribal storyteller. Perfect for use in the classroom or as a bedtime story.
Chapter 5 Hard Numbers , Hard Cases , Hard Decisions : Politics and Future - War Fiction in America In the very instant that Wells ' proleptic nightmare vision of
... America finishes the fight by devastating the Japanese homeland using a huge
aircraft called a ' Peacemaker . ... that the top dogs of America's international
policy were being wagged by the ' tales ' of future - war fiction they had imbibed in
Author: Charles E. Gannon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Literary Criticism
RECRUITED: A crack team of cover agents. Word is out to ex-Marine sniper Charlie Dean and his team of the National Security Agency: Infiltrate the highest stratum of Peruvian political power and derail a renegade general from acing an election. All Dean has to do is find a way inside an impenetrable bank vault protected by armed guards round the clock–it’s all in a day’s work for the men and women of Deep Black. ENGAGED: A violent political coup But things get complicated when Dean and company discover the renegade general’s second plot. The military madman’s ruse—a nuclear weapon he claims is in the hands of Marxist guerillas, a bomb that only he can rescue…and control. IGNITED: A devastating terrorist plot. When the general and his plot are exposed, the NSA concludes the greatest threat is over. But in fact, it’s only just beginning…
Nancy Huston, “Tales of War and Tears of Women,” Women's Studies
International Forum (1982), 5(3/4): 271–282. 62. ... See, e.g., Linda Basch, “
Human Security, Globalization, and Feminist Visions,” Peace Review (2004), 16(
1) : 5–12; Heidi ...
Author: Laura Sjoberg
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Political Science
Laura Sjoberg positions gender and gender subordination as key factors in the making and fighting of global conflict. Through the lens ofgender, she examines the meaning, causes, practices, and experiences of war, building a more inclusive approach to the analysis of violent conflict between states. Considering war at the international, state, substate, and individual levels, Sjoberg's feminist perspective elevates a number of causal variables in war decision-making. These include structural gender inequality, cycles of gendered violence, state masculine posturing, the often overlooked role of emotion in political interactions, gendered understandings of power, and states' mistaken perception of their own autonomy and unitary nature.Gendering Global Conflict also calls attention to understudied spaces that can be sites of war, such as the workplace, the household, and even the bedroom. Her findings show gender to be a linchpin of even the most tedious and seemingly bland tactical and logistical decisions in violent conflict. Armed with that information, Sjoberg undertakes the task of redefining and reintroducing critical readings of war's political, economic, and humanitarian dimensions, developing the beginnings of a feminist theory of war.
You will read in the fine biography by R. Nisbet Bain that Tolstoy rewrote "War
and Peace" by hand seven times until he was pleased with it. Certainly our vision
of this Russian literary bear is not far off. And if it were not for the great body of ...
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Bottletree Books LLC
"Anna Karenina" and "War and Peace" branded Tolstoy as one of the greatest writers in modern history. Few, however, have read his wonderful short stories. Now, in one collection, are the 20 greatest short stories of Leo Tolstoy, which give a snapshot of Russia and its people in the late nineteenth century. A fine introduction is given by Andrew Barger. Annotations are included of difficult Russian terms. There is also a Tolstoy biography at the start of the book with photos of Tolstoy's relatives. The stories include: A Candle, After the Dance, Albert, Alyosha the Pot, An Old Acquaintance, Does a Man Need Much Land?, If You Neglect the Fire You Don't Put It Out, Khodinka: An Incident of the Coronation of Nicholas II, Lucerne, Memoirs of a Lunatic, My Dream, Recollections of a Scorer, The Empty Drum, The Long Exile, The Posthumous Papers of the Hermit Fedor Kusmich, The Young Tsar, There Are No Guilty People, Three Deaths, Two Old Men, and What Men Live By. Read the 20 greatest short stories of Leo Tolstoy Today!