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The Voice of Conscience: The Church in the Mind of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lewis Baldwin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380316
eISBN:
9780199869299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380316.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores various images of the Christian church in the thought of Martin Luther King, Jr., with considerable attention to how he understood that institution in definitional terms. King’s ... More


Bridging the Valley

Michael Kinch

in Prescription for Change: The Looming Crisis in Drug Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630625
eISBN:
9781469630649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630625.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The withdrawal of large company support for early stage research, combined with shrinking Federal expenditures, has created a “Valley of Death” in drug discovery that creates both pressing challenges ... More


Christian Multiculturalism and Unlearned History in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Marilynne Robinson's Gilead— a long letter by the elderly Congregationalist minister John Ames to his young son, in anticipation of Ames' upcoming death and the fact that his ... More


Thomas Pynchon’s Prophecy

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter reiterates that the literary history discussed in the previous four chapters accounts for the way in which the rise of the Christian Right coincided with the emergence of ... More


The Gilead Model and the Perspective of Big Pharma

Murphy Halliburton

in India and the Patent Wars: Pharmaceuticals in the New Intellectual Property Regime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713460
eISBN:
9781501713972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713460.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Here this study takes into account the perspective of multinational pharmaceutical companies. I first discuss the difficulties I encountered in getting access to individuals from pharmaceutical ... More


No Balm in Gilead

Janice Rogers Brown

in American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199331376
eISBN:
9780199394258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331376.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

Ideas of manliness have changed dramatically over time. As Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead and Mark Helprin’s In Sunlight and in Shadow illustrate, manliness can be a web of virtue whose contours remain ... More


Dying Poor Needn’t Mean Dying Poorly: Insights from a Safety-Net Hospital Palliative Care Program

David Wendell Moller

in Dying at the Margins: Reflections on Justice and Healing for Inner-City Poor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780199760145
eISBN:
9780190918118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199760145.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The work of the authors’ group at the Balm of Gilead was “organic” palliative and hospice care that grew out of their attempt to provide standard medical care for cancer patients and for those with ... More


Echoes of Saul: Revision through Introduction in Judges 19–21, 1 Samuel 1, and 1 Samuel 11

Sara J. Milstein

in Tracking the Master Scribe: Revision through Introduction in Biblical and Mesopotamian Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190205393
eISBN:
9780190205416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205393.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Scholars typically understand Judges 19 to be prior and Judges 20–21 to constitute a later expansion. This chapter argues that the reverse was the case, namely, that the concubine episode in Judges ... More


Prodigal Ministers in Fiction

Alison M. Jack

in The Prodigal Son in English and American Literature: Five Hundred Years of Literary Homecomings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198817291
eISBN:
9780191858819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817291.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In three novels focused on the lives of ordained ministers, J. G. Lockhart’s Adam Blair, James Robertson’s The Testament of Gideon Mack, and Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead, the meaning of home and the ... More


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