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The Dishonest Steward

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

As this chapter shows, the parable of the Dishonest Steward is the prime example of Jesus’ narrative strategy of comparing God to morally unsavory characters and thus forcing the hearer to actively ... More


Stories to Live By

Robert Wuthnow

in Christianity in the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on the Challenges Ahead

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096514
eISBN:
9780199853380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096514.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As we reflect on life in the 21st century, we surely must hope that goodness and mercy will be preserved. Traditionally, it has fallen to the church to pass on such ethical ideals. In the future, the ... More


Spiritual Gifts and Secular Benefits

Susan Starr Sered

in Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104677
eISBN:
9780199853267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104677.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Can we expect to find that female-dominated religions not only reflect women's identities (for example, as mothers), but also actively serve their interests? Women, like men, join religious groups ... More


‘Everything Seemed to Mean Something’: Signifying 9/11 in Don DeLillo's Falling Man

Martin Randall

in 9/11 and the Literature of Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638529
eISBN:
9780748651825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638529.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyses DeLillo's Falling Man, which is focused on a marriage. This novel also deals with the impulses of the characters towards helping others during a time of personal and national ... More


[] John Donne Translating the Plague

Ernest B. Gilman

in Plague Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294094
eISBN:
9780226294117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294117.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter aims to set Donne as a plague writer into the context of the fatal and memorable year and, by doing so, correlate the epidemic crisis in London with a transformative personal crisis for ... More


[Conclusion]: The View from Here

Ernest B. Gilman

in Plague Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294094
eISBN:
9780226294117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294117.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

There is a series of exemplary texts in the history of early modern English plague writing, which form a series in that each responds, in turn, to the three pandemics that ravaged London between 1603 ... More


The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis

Linda Stratmann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300173802
eISBN:
9780300194838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300173802.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Marquess of Queensberry is as famous for his role in the downfall of one of our greatest literary geniuses as he was for helping establish the rules for modern-day boxing. The trial and two-year ... More


Challenges and Transitions: Shifting Identities

Megan Taylor Shockley

in The Captain's Widow of Sandwich: Self-Invention and the Life of Hannah Rebecca Burgess, 1834-1917

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783191
eISBN:
9780814786529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783191.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter depicts a shift in Rebecca's character as detailed in two journals that hold information of her time aboard the clipper ship, Challenger. Her prose describes a woman whose main concerns ... More


Naturalism and Despair: George Herbert Mead and Evolution in the 1880s

Trevor Pearce

in The Timeliness of George Herbert Mead

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226376943
eISBN:
9780226377131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226377131.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Trevor Pearce examines Mead’s early intellectual development and shows in detail how difficult it was for a young Christian at the time to integrate Darwin into his worldview. Pearce explores the ... More


Working through Grief in the Drafts of A Single Man

Carola M. Kaplan

in The American Isherwood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how Christopher Isherwood worked through grief while writing multiple drafts of the novel that was to become A Single Man. Isherwood wrote the drafts during a particularly ... More


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