Mimesis as Make believe

Representation and Make-Believe The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of
imagination all compact. One sees more devils than vast hell can hold; That is the
madman. The lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt.

Author: Kendall L. Walton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674576039

Category: Philosophy

Page: 450

View: 552


Representations in visual arts and fiction play an important part in our lives and culture. Walton presents a theory of the nature of representation, which shows its many varieties and explains its importance. His analysis is illustrated with examples from film, art, literature and theatre.

To Believe in Jesus

believe. in. the. Son. of. Man? Do you believe in the Son of Man? To this question
addressed by Jesus to the man he had cured of blindness I am sure each of us
would reply with a hearty 'yes'. We would be sincere, but we would not be ...

Author: Ruth Burrows OCD

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441174345

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 325


The message of To Believe in Jesus is heartening, if disconcerting, for it stands a common assumption on its head. The way to holiness is not through dramatic renunciation, and holiness itself is not just for the 'specialists', clergy and religious. Holiness cannot be struggled for and won - it can only be given, and all that is necessary is that we should ask. As soon as we cease to strive for virtue, concentrating attention uselessly on ourselves, and instead recognise our weakness, our need, the way is open to encounter God and the holiness of Jesus which is His gift.

This I Believe

Author: Carlos Fuentes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307432797

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 923


In this masterly, deeply personal, and provocative book, the internationally renowned Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, whose work has been called “a combination of Poe, Baudelaire, and Isak Dinesen” (Newsweek), steps back to survey the wellsprings of art and ideology, the events that have shaped our time, and his extraordinary life and fiercest passions. Arranged alphabetically from “Amore” to “Zurich,” This I Believe takes us on a marvelous inner journey with a great writer. Fuentes ranges wide, from contradictions inherent in Latin American culture and politics to his long friendship with director Luis Buñuel. Along the way, we find reflection on the mixed curse and blessing of globalization; memories of a sexual initiation in Zurich; a fond tracing of a family tree heavy with poets, dreamers, and diplomats; evocations of the streets, cafés, and bedrooms of Washington, Paris, Santiago de Chile, Cambridge, Oaxaca, and New York; and a celebration of literary heroes including Balzac, Cervantes, Faulkner, Kafka, and Shakespeare. Throughout, Fuentes captivates with the power of his intellect and his prose. Here, too, are vivid, often heartbreaking glimpses into his personal life. “Silvia” is a powerful love letter to his beloved wife. In “Children,” Fuentes recalls the births of his daughters and the tragic death of his son; in “Cinema” he relives the magic of films such as Citizen Kane and The Wizard of Oz. Further extending his reach, he examines the collision between history and contemporary life in “Civil Society,” “Left,” and “Revolution.” And he poignantly addresses the experiences we all hold in common as he grapples with beauty, death, freedom, God, and sex. By turns provocative and intimate, partisan and universal, this book is a brilliant summation of an international literary career. Revisiting the influences, commitments, readings, and insights of a lifetime, Fuentes has fashioned a magnificently coherent statement of his view of the world, reminding us once again why reading Fuentes is “like standing beneath the dome of the Sistine Chapel. . . . The breadth and enormity of this accomplishment is breathtaking” (The Denver Post).

James s Will To Believe Doctrine

Introduction Without an orthodoxy there can be no heresies , and it is arguable
that there is no received view of James's will - to - believe doctrine . In the
secondary literature , one finds a rich diversity of interpretations , even if one
limits the ...

Author: James C.S. Wernham

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773561175

Category: Philosophy

Page: 141

View: 456


In 1896 William James published an essay entitled The Will to Believe, in which he defended the legitimacy of religious faith against the attacks of such champions of scientific method as W.K. Clifford and Thomas Huxley. James's work quickly became one of the most important writings in the philosophy of religious belief. James Wernham analyses James's arguments, discusses his relation to Pascal and Renouvier, and considers the interpretations, and misinterpretations, of James's major critics. Wernham shows convincingly that James was unaware of many destructive ambiguitities in his own doctrines and arguments, although clear and consistent in his view that our obligation to believe in theism is not a moral but a prudential obligation -- a foolish-not-to-believe doctrine, rather than a not-immoral-to-believe one. Wernham also shows that the doctrine is best read as affirming the wisdom of gambling that God exists, a notion which James failed to distinguish from believing and which, among other things, he explicitly identified with faith. James's pragmatism, a theory concerning the meaning of truth, is shown to be quite distinct from the doctrine of The Will to Believe. In concentrating on a careful analysis of this doctrine of the will-to-believe, Wernham not only makes a major contribution to understanding James's philosophy, but also clarifies issues in the philosophy of religion and in the analysis of belief and faith.

This We Believe and Now We Must Act

In that same manner , This We Believe ... and Now We Must Act makes more
practical and accessible the basic concepts identified in the 1995 version of This
We Believe . There are remarkable parallels between the design elements in ...

Author: National Middle School Association

Publisher: National Middle School Association

ISBN: 1560901675

Category: Education

Page: 115

View: 750


In 1995, the National Middle School Association published a position paper defining foundational characteristics of developmentally responsive middle schools and program components that would create the kind of schools young adolescents need and deserve. This book provides a comprehensive, whole vision of schooling for the middle grades and makes more practical and accessible the basic concepts set forth in the 1995 position paper. The chapters are: (1) "The Imperative to Act" (Thomas O. Erb); (2) "Educators Committed to Young Adolescents" (C. Kenneth McEwin and Thomas S. Dickinson); (3) "Developing and Implementing a 'Shared Vision'" (Sue Swaim); (4) "High Expectations for All" (John Arnold); (5) "Advisory: Advocacy for Every Student" (Ross M. Burkhardt); (6) "School, Family, and Community Partnerships" (Joyce L. Epstein); (7) "A Positive School Climate" (Marion Johnson Payne); (8) "Curriculum That Is Challenging, Integrative, and Exploratory" (Chris Stevenson); (9) "Varied Teaching and Learning Approaches" (Barbara L. Brodhagen); (10) "Assessment and Evaluation that Promote Learning" (Gordon F. Vars); (11) "Flexible Organizational Structures" (Deborah Kasak); (12) "Programs and Policies that Foster Health, Wellness, and Safety" (Jean Schultz); and (13) "Comprehensive Guidance and Support Services" (Sherrel Bergmann). All chapters contain references. (KB)

What Catholics Really Believe

Lutherans and Anglicans believe in the Real Presence in the same way we
Catholics do. They just explain it differently. Wrong. Consubstantiation is the
belief, held by some Protestants, particularly Lutherans and Anglicans, that in the

Author: Karl Keating

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 0898705533

Category: Religion

Page: 155

View: 134


Keating explains some of the most common misperceptions and misunderstandings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths

How is it possible to half-believe, or believe in contradictory things? Children
believe that Santa Claus comes down the chimney, bringing them toys, and at the
same time believe that these toys are put there by their parents. Do they then
really ...

Author: Paul Veyne

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226854345

Category: History

Page: 161

View: 583


"[Veyne's] present book has some kinship with his sprightly theoretical work Comment on ecrit l'histoire; and he declares that its aim was to provoke reflection on the way our conception of truth is built up and changes over the centuries. . . . The style is brilliant and exhilarating."—Jasper Griffin, Times Literary Supplement

Begin Again Believe Again

Surrender becomes a way of life when we believe that all relationships are about
one thing only; they are invitations to the love story, our true story, the story that
remains when all human realities shift, change, and even fail: we are the beloved

Author: Sharon A. Hersh

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310411802

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 131


Our hearts as women were made by God for relationships. Why is it, then, that the thing we most deeply desire—relationships—becomes the source of so much pain? Difficult marriages, the loneliness of being single, problem children, abusive employers, fractured friendships...life's realities are often very different from the dreams we dreamed for ourselves as girls. How do we live with this beautiful ache for relationships in a world that doesn't always work?When we've been betrayed, how do we trust again? When we've been disappointed, how do we hope again? When we've been terribly hurt, how do we love again?In this honest, intimate, and transformative book, counselor Sharon Hersh helps you gain a new, truly biblical perspective on relationships that can help you endure the heartaches and still come up living wholeheartedly, loving with abandon, and daring to hope and believe. The stories of the women in this book, including that of the author, are signposts that point you beyond the sometimes devastating problems of life to the deep, rich reason and root of all relationships, both good and bad: God's desire for relationship with you.In Sharon's words, “Relationships are not the destination—they are the path to something more.”

Reason to Believe

Second, in Elster's portrayal, people must have reasons to believe beyond their
own self-interest. Put differently, they must have intellectual reasons for believing,
not just reasons for wanting what a belief can provide. Third, people must not ...

Author: David Smilde

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520940147

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

View: 945


Evangelical Protestantism has arguably become the fastest-growing religion in South America, if not the world. For converts, it emphasizes self-discipline and provides a network of communal support, which together have helped many overcome substance abuse, avoid crime and violence, and resolve relationship problems. But can people simply decide to believe in a religion because of the benefits it reportedly delivers? Based on extensive fieldwork among Pentecostal men in Caracas, Venezuela, this rich urban ethnography seeks an explanation for the explosion of Evangelical Protestantism, unraveling the cultural and personal dynamics of Evangelical conversion to show how and why these men make the choice to convert, and how they come to have faith in a new system of beliefs and practices.

Always Believe in Yourself and Your Dreams

Always Believe in Yourself and Your Dreams Believe in what makes you happy .
Believe in the dreams you've always wanted to come true , and give them every
chance to . Life holds no promises as to what will come your way . You must ...

Author: Patricia Wayant

Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts, Inc.

ISBN: 0883964481

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 828


Motivational reading for anyone who dares to dream, this book is a powerful reminder that with self-confidence and inner strength any dream is within reach.

We Believe in One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church

eij mi/an, agi/an, kaqolikh/n kai apostolikhn ekklhsi/an: omologoumen en
ba&ptisma eij a!fesin amartiwn: prosdokwmen ana&stasin nekrwn, kai zwhn tou
me/llontoj aiw&noj. Amh/n. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

Author: Angelo Di Berardino

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830825356

Category: Religion

Page: 316

View: 153


The Creed quickly hits the four marks of the church that it is "one holy catholic and apostolic." What do we mean by professing each of these? Di Berardino helps us to give an answer with the help of the fathers of the church.

This I Believe

... of cheeks just for me, my heart breaks all over again. Little pieces that pierce
my very being, the result of a love so strong it hurts me inside. I am a teacher, and
I believe in my job and that what I do does make a difference in some small way.

Author: Dan Gediman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470900789

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 152


Inspiring essays on love shared by men, women, and young people from all walks of life In the 1950's, Edward R. Murrow's radio program, This I Believe, gave voice to the feelings and treasured beliefs of Americans around the country. Fifty years later, the popular update of the series, which now continues on Bob Edwards Weekend on public radio, explores the beliefs that people hold dear today. This book brings together essays on love from ordinary people far and wide whose sentiments and stories will surprise, inspire, and move you. Includes extraordinary essays written by "ordinary" Americans on love in its many manifestations-from romantic love and love of family to love of place and love of animals Paints a compelling portrait of the diverse range of beliefs and experiences related to what is perhaps the most powerful and complex of human emotions-love Based on the popular This I Believe radio series and thisibelieve.org Web site By turns funny and profound, yet always engaging, This I Believe: On Love is a perfect gift to give or to keep.

Twenty six Reasons why Jews Don t Believe in Jesus

Author: Asher Norman

Publisher: Feldheim Publishers

ISBN: 0977193705

Category: Religion

Page: 266

View: 996


In this seminal work, an attorney puts Jesus on trial, explaining to Jews, Christians and the theologically curious; why Jesus did not qualify as the Jewish messiah; why believing in Jesus cuts Jews off from G-d forever in the World To Come; how the Christian Bible has strategically mistranslated key verses in the "Old Testament" to shoehorn Jesus into the text." This compelling new book calls "unorthodox" Jews back to Torah Judaism. Black, White and Read Publishing.

We Believe in the Holy Spirit

kai eij to pneuma to agion, to ku/rion, (kai) to zwopoio/n, to ek tou patroj ekporeuo
/menon, to sun patri kai uiw sumproskunou/menon kai sundocazo/menon, to
lalhsan dia twn profhtwn: We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, ...

Author: Joel C. Elowsky

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830825349

Category: Religion

Page: 309

View: 384


This volume offers patristic comment on the first half of the third article of the Nicene Creed. Readers will gain insight into the history and substance of what the early church believed about the Holy Spirit and his work.

I Can t Believe It s Not Fattening

Author: Devin Alexander

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 9780307768728

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 805


From the New York Times Bestselling author of The Biggest Loser cookbooks: amazingly simple, super-speedy, and decadent recipes that taste sinful but are 100 percent guilt-free Devin Alexander lives by the motto that "twenty minutes in the kitchen can save you 3 hours on the treadmill!" The chef and author of The Biggest Loser Cookbook has maintained a weight loss of fifty-five pounds for almost twenty years by transforming the decadent dishes that we all crave into fantastic lo-cal indulgences. Now, she shows us how to make those mouthwatering favorites in mere minutes. Because—let's face it, we want what we want and we want it NOW! With simple, super easy-to-follow recipes for delectable dishes such as Unbelievable Easy Chicken Parmesan, Carmelized Apple Buuter-Topped Pork Chops, Bacon Cheeseburger, and even a Peppermint Brown "Pizza," you can now whip up fantastic, slimming meals in the time it would take to go through the drive-thru. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Do You Believe

Please pray for those among you who do not believe, for they will need these
prayers to get to the light of God. Many voices are here in prayer, but many are
not. Do you believe in the Lord God? I need you to pray for all who will be here ...

Author: Fran Perricone DiMartino

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781591608967

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 663


Know Why You Believe

... in the temple worship . Referred to as the LXX , translated by seventy - two
Jewish scholars in the third century B . C . , this Greek translation became a
bridge for understanding the Hebrew history and theology 76 Know Why You

Author: Paul E. Little

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083082250X

Category: Religion

Page: 189

View: 274


: Revised & Expanded Paul Little tackles the difficult questions that confront Christian belief. This edition, updated and expanded by Marie Little, includes a study guide for individuals or groups.

It s Only a Tattoo and Other Myths Teens Believe

Sixty-five percent of boys and 47 percent of girls said it was acceptable for a boy
to rape a girl if they had dated for more than six months.2 the truth about rape
You can't believe everything you hear — especially about rape. What are some of

Author: Ron Luce

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781443784

Category: Religion

Page: 181

View: 707


Offering practical, biblical advice, this parent's guide helps families survive the most difficult teenage years. (Relationships)

This We Believe

A young Jew, apparently struggling with the matter of ultimate trust, had written
on the wall, "I believe in the sun, even if it does not shine. I believe in love, even if
I do not feel it. I believe in God, even if I do not see God."24 That is "stepping over

Author: Stephen W. Plunkett

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664502113

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 940


This accessible introduction to the Christian faith offers a hands-on look at the whole story of the Bible in an effort to help the person in the pew grapple with what it means to be a Christian in a world of conflicting ideologies and competing claims. This We Believe presents eight beliefs that form the basis of the Christian faith in the Reformed and Presbyterian traditions. This thought-provoking book is sure to inspire conversations and prayers concerning the story of the Bible, our theological heritage as Reformed Christians, and the changing culture in which we live.

Believe A Christmas Treasury

They do not believe except what they see . They think that nothing can be which
is not comprehensible by their minds . All minds , Virginia , whether they be men's
or children's , are little . In this great universe of ours , man is a mere insect , an ...


Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0836267621

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 667


This book helps you to believe in your self just like Christmas.