A Communion of Friendship

Sharing Responses: “A communion of friendship” At the center of the Mountain City women's reading is Lilly. Jennifer, Tommie, and Catherine all report that Lilly had lent them the Spenser mysteries, other novels, and the De Mello ...

Author: Beth Daniell

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809388882

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Drawing on interviews and an array of scholarly work, Beth Daniell maps out the relations of literacy and spirituality in A Communion of Friendship: Literacy, Spiritual Practice, and Women in Recovery. Daniell tells the story of a group of women in “Mountain City” who use reading and writing in their search for spiritual growth. Diverse in socioeconomic status, the Mountain City women are, or have been, married to alcoholics. In Al-Anon, they use literacy to practice the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous in order to find spiritual solutions to their problems. In addition, Daniell demonstrates that in the lives of these women, reading, writing, and speaking are intertwined, embedded in one another in rich and complex ways. For the women, private literate practice is of the utmost importance because it aids the development and empowerment of the self. These women engage in literate practices in order to grow spiritually and emotionally, to live more self-aware lives, to attain personal power, to find or make meaning for themselves, and to create community. By looking at the changes in the women’s reading, Daniell shows that Al-Anon doctrine, particularly its oral instruction, serves as an interpretive tool. This discussion points out the subtle but profound transformations in these women’s lives in order to call for an inclusive notion of politics. Foregrounding the women’s voices, A Communion of Friendship addresses a number of issues important in composition studies and reading instruction. This study examines the meaning of literacy within one specific community, with implications both for pedagogy and for empirical research in composition inside and outside the academy.

The Art of Being a Good Friend

These pages show readers how to transform superficial friendships into soul-nourishing relationships, bringing them from shallowness and frivolity to a deep communion of mind and heart -- a communion that will become, for those who read ...

Author: Hugh Black

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 9780918477620

Category: Philosophy

Page: 147

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These pages show readers how to transform superficial friendships into soul-nourishing relationships, bringing them from shallowness and frivolity to a deep communion of mind and heart -- a communion that will become, for those who read this book and for their friends, a means for emotional and spiritual growth. Married couples will find here new ways to appreciate the gift God has given to them in their spouse. Best of all, readers will learn how to achieve friendship with God. As they enjoy this divine friendship and enrich their human friendships, they'll come to see how truly author Hugh Black speaks when he says that no one would care to live without friends, even if he had all other good things.

Friendship in the Lord

Thus Jesus exercises his lordship by bringing men together with God in a communion of loving friendship . Only in real love is the covenant truly effective . Only through this love is Jesus truly Lord . He reigns as king only to the ...

Author: Paul Hinnebusch


ISBN: 0877930643

Category: Christian life

Page: 148

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Interpersonal Communication

Video 11.2 Figure 11.1 /// Friendship Expectations Agency Symmetrical Reciprocity FRIENDSHIP EXPECTATIONS Solidarity Communion A close friend provides us both tangible and intangible support. Whether we are asking to borrow a truck so ...

Author: Richard West

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544336671

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 417

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Interpersonal Communication, Fourth Edition empowers you to become a more confident communicator by providing you with both the knowledge and the practical skills you need to make effective communication choices in today's rapidly changing and technologically advanced society. Rather than "telling" you how to communicate, authors Richard L. West and Lynn H. Turner offer a toolbox of key skills so you can actively choose and experiment with strategies appropriate for a given situation. Filled with realistic examples and scenarios that reflect the diversity and interactions of today's students, this practical text makes clear connections among theory, skills, and the life situations we all encounter on a daily basis. New to the Fourth Edition: New personal reflection questions for the IPC Careers and IPC Around Us features help you discover the relevance of interpersonal communication in your everyday life. A new applied theory feature, IPC Praxis, shows you how to apply the theories outlined in the chapter narrative to your life experiences. New chapter wrap-ups, key questions for application, and communication application tests provide you with opportunities to assess what you have learned in the chapter. SAGE edge provides you with helpful tools, including eFlashcards, practice quizzes, and more, in one easy-to-use online environment.

The British Friend

Illustrative of Mr. ( Archibald ) Cook's uniform watchfulness of spirit , we may mention that he and some friends were on the evening of a communion season at Halkirk , enjoying pleasant and profitable intercourse , when , to their ...




Category: Society of Friends

Page: 834

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Friendship Interpreting Christian Love

King distinguishes reciprocal philia from the agape of God towards all, which however creates friendship. ... Archbishop Desmond Tutu, speaking in the Anglican Communion Ofiioe, London, Ash Wednesday 2004. Indices Index of Subjects ...

Author: Liz Carmichael

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567149374

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The love of friendship has, at the least, established its place as a necessary model of love in Christian tradition. This study shows the deep roots it has in Christian thought, among both ancient and modern writers, and is intended to facilitate further reflection on and exploration of its creative potential now and for the future.

The Friend

For The Friend . " The Progress of Civilization among the Indian Tribes in the West under the Care of Friends . ... more than half of these Indians were without words - a communion of spirits in not but observe , that at the same ...




Category: Society of Friends

Page: 436

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Attending the Wounds on Christ s Body

Such a perspective echoes Teresa: “What friendship there would be among all if there were no self-interest about ... of friendship is the realization that God desires to be in communion not simply with individuals but with a people.

Author: Elizabeth Newman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621894728

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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The disunity of the church is a social and theological scandal for it betrays the prayer of Jesus that we "will be one . . . so that the world will believe" (John 17:21). As a Baptist whose academic background focused on the Orthodox Church and whose teaching has included Catholic and Protestant contexts, this division is for Elizabeth Newman personal and professional. Attending to the Wounds on Christ's Body rests on the conviction that the broad tradition of Christianity already contains resources to heal the church, namely the saints of the church. Newman examines especially how Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) speaks to the whole church today in the midst of political, economic, and ecclesial brokenness. Teresa's reliance upon three scriptural figures--dwellings, marriage, and pilgrimage--helps make sense of an ecclesial way of life that is inherently unitive, a unity that stands in contrast to that of the nation-state or the global market. Teresa's scriptural journey offers an alternative at once liturgical, political, and economic. This Doctor of the Church provides "medicine" that can repair wounds of division that separate brothers and sisters in Christ.

The Friends

Needless to say his prejudices vanished , and in a membership with Friends he felt true Christian fellowship and a communion of his soul with his Saviour to the end of his days . John Dobbs was another instance , and the change in his ...

Author: William Beck


ISBN: STANFORD:36105024637543

Category: Society of Friends

Page: 277

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