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The Suffering Servant: from Isaiah to the Dead Sea Scrolls

Israel Knohl

in Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The radical separation between the world of the living and the realm of the dead is not universal through the Hebrew Bible. The distinctions weaken in the later stages of biblical literature. There ... More


Hysteria or Tetanus?: Ambivalent Embodiments and the Authenticity of Pain

Rob Boddice

in Emotional Bodies: The Historical Performativity of Emotions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042898
eISBN:
9780252051753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042898.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter details a mass outbreak of hysterical tetanus onboard an emigrant ship bound for Australia from London in the winter of 1874-75. Building a historical context of possibilities for the ... More


Humanitarian Emotions through History: Imaging Suffering and Performing Aid

Emma Hutchison

in Emotional Bodies: The Historical Performativity of Emotions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042898
eISBN:
9780252051753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042898.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores how the emotional dimensions of witnessing human hardship play a key role in shaping humanitarian practices. While images of suffering have evoked a range of emotions, ... More


Compassion Fatigue: The Changing Nature of Humanitarian Emotions

Bertrand Taithe

in Emotional Bodies: The Historical Performativity of Emotions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042898
eISBN:
9780252051753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042898.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter investigates the emergence, evolution, and performance of the concept of “compassion fatigue” in the humanitarian context. It tracks the uses made by humanitarians of bodily responses to ... More


Assigned to Suffering: Gendered Bodily Suffering in the Ancient World

Meghan R. Henning

in Hell Hath No Fury: Gender, Disability, and the Invention of Damned Bodies in Early Christian Literature

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300223118
eISBN:
9780300262667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223118.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 1 offers an overview and fresh reading of the relationship between Gender and Bodily Suffering in early Christianity. The chapter opens with Clement of Alexandria’s statement that women are ... More


Land Mad

Gwynne Tuell Potts

in George Rogers Clark and William Croghan: A Story of the Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178677
eISBN:
9780813178707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178677.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

George Croghan first saw the Illinois Territory in 1765. There, after he was tomahawked and marched to Vincennes and Kaskaskia, he brokered peace with Pontiac before riding to Detroit to announce ... More


Disability and Isaiah's Suffering Servant

Jeremy Schipper

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199594856
eISBN:
9780191806575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594856.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Although disability imagery is ubiquitous in the Hebrew Bible, characters with disabilities are not. The presence of the former does not guarantee the presence of the later. While interpreters ... More


Fragile Bodies, Cross-species Empathy and Suspended Allegories: ‘It hurt, it was painful – that’s all there is to say’

Danielle Sands

in Animal Writing: Storytelling, Selfhood and the Limits of Empathy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439039
eISBN:
9781474476881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439039.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on Yann Martel’s allegorical novels Life of Pi and Beatrice and Virgil in order to assess the possibility of articulating cross-species vulnerability and its connection to ... More


‘He wants to know if it hurts!’: Suffering beyond Redemption in Waiting for Godot

Hannah Simpson

in Beckett Beyond the Normal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474460460
eISBN:
9781474490801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460460.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Although the characters in Waiting for Godot exist in near-constant states of physical pain, Beckett’s play repeatedly emphasises obstacles to any shared or empathetic experience of suffering, both ... More


Bodies in Pain: Ancient and Modern Horizons of Expectation

L. Stephanie Cobb

in Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293359
eISBN:
9780520966642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293359.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter One examines the cultural and social experiences of modern audiences that inevitably shape their understandings of martyr texts. These modern experiences must be recognized as foreign to the ... More


Commodification of Suffering

Matthew Draper, Brett Breton, and Lisa Petot

in The Pre-Crime Society: Crime, Culture and Control in the Ultramodern Age

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529205251
eISBN:
9781529205299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205251.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Suffering seeks amelioration. Such context presents opportunities for service, and in our modern western societies, an opportunity for profit. Psychologically, many forms of suffering are constructed ... More


Exit and Solidarity: Fugitive Slave Narratives

Jennet Kirkpatrick

in The Virtues of Exit: On Resistance and Quitting Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635392
eISBN:
9781469635408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635392.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines several narratives written by American slaves who escaped captivity prior to the Civil War. It argues that the accounts of former and fugitive slaves are animated by a ... More


Everyday Mysticism

Ariel Glucklich

in Everyday Mysticism: A Contemplative Community at Work in the Desert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300212099
eISBN:
9780300231373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212099.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter examines the nature of religious experience, comparing Buddhist, Hindu and Christian examples with the school at Neot Smadar. The key is making and unmaking of conceptual maps of reality ... More


Genealogies of Misfortune

Manduhai Buyandelger

in Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The chapter explores connections among postsocialism, neoliberal capitalism, and shamanism. The author traces the multiple contexts behind current misfortunes by revealing the cumulative ... More


Unexpected pleasures

Karen Throsby

in Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099625
eISBN:
9781526114976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that while marathon swimming is commonly understood through the lens of suffering, swimmers are also drawn to it by its potential for intoxicating pleasures. The chapter explores ... More


Christ

Dale B. Martin

in Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300222838
eISBN:
9780300227918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222838.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

A view of the nature of Jesus Christ that rises to the level of full Christian orthodoxy, as expressed in such creeds and definitions as the Apostles’ Creed, and the statements of Nicea, and ... More


Evil, Trauma, and the Building of Absences

Eric Boynton

in Trauma and Transcendence: Suffering and the Limits of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280261
eISBN:
9780823281602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280261.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

A phenomenon with a lingering enigmatic quality, evil has, it seems, been “re-discovered” as a highly suggestive phenomenon today. Evil’s resurgence might be particularly relevant, highlighting ... More


. Vulnerability to Violence and Ethical Sensibility

Dave Boothroyd

in Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748640096
eISBN:
9780748693795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640096.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Developing further the argument of the previous chapter, this chapter turns to the significance of ‘the skin’ as neither simply a trope nor a species of naturalism in the theory of contact/touch ... More


. Suffering

Dave Boothroyd

in Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748640096
eISBN:
9780748693795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640096.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Suffering is the sine qua non of all ethical subjects and of ethical subjectivity itself; the problem of suffering is the motivation of the ethical Subject and the subject matter to which all ethical ... More


All Catholics Now?: Specters of Catholicism in Evangelical Social Engagement

Omri Elisha

in The New Evangelical Social Engagement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199329533
eISBN:
9780199369379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329533.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter builds on the premise that evangelical social engagement shares meaningful characteristics in common with religious ideas and sensibilities located outside of evangelical Protestantism, ... More


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