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Contemplative Consciousness

Laurence Freeman

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Contemplative consciousness opens up new ways to seeing and understanding, by refreshing the mind and spirit for acceptance of the unusual and the seemingly unconnected. The prophetic seeks radical ... More


On Web Watching: Finding the Soul of Place

John Paul Lederach

in The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174540
eISBN:
9780199835409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174542.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses a critical but overlooked component of peacebuilding: the craft of watching webs. The web approach suggests that the way out of the pattern of repeated violence goes through ... More


The Foundations of the Monastic Life: A Presentation of the Practice of Stillness

Robert E. Sinkewicz

in Evagrius of Pontus: The Greek Ascetic Corpus

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199259939
eISBN:
9780191698651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259939.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents an English translation of the ascetic corpus writing of Evagrius of Pontus about the foundations of the monastic life and the practice of stillness. This piece is devoted to a ... More


Living Voices

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The author conducted a qualitative survey of contemporary Americans about their relationships to St. Francis, asking about memories, knowledge, practices, feelings, and spiritual sensibilities. This ... More


The Fetter Lane Society: 1738–1740

Colin Podmore

in The Moravian Church in England, 1728–1760

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207252
eISBN:
9780191677588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207252.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

It was in 1738 that the Moravians became involved in English religious life for the first time, and their impact was dramatic. The ensuing two years saw them play a crucial part in the birth and ... More


Solitude, Silence, and Stillness: Light from the Palestinian Desert

John Chryssavgis

in The Philokalia: A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195390261
eISBN:
9780199932931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390261.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on the influence of Palestinian monasticism on the Philokalia through the themes of solitude, silence and stillness.


Still Modernism: Photography, Literature, Film

Louise Hornby

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661229
eISBN:
9780190661250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661229.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Still Modernism offers a critique of the modernist imperative to embrace motion, speed, and mobility. In the context of the rise of kinetic technologies and the invention of motion pictures, the book ... More


Conclusion

Louise Hornby

in Still Modernism: Photography, Literature, Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661229
eISBN:
9780190661250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661229.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The conclusion to the book underscores its central preoccupation with stillness’s impossibility, or difficulty. This impossibility or inhuman (objective) aspect of photography has frequently been ... More


Samuel Beckett and Choreography

Susan Jones

in Literature, Modernism, and Dance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199565320
eISBN:
9780191765995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565320.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Extending the theme of close relationships between dance and drama, this final chapter turns to Samuel Beckett's experimental drama as an important site for choreographic innovation in the twentieth ... More


Stillness and the Bond of Love: Venise sauvée

Yoon Sook Cha

in Decreation and the Ethical Bind: Simone Weil and the Claim of the Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275250
eISBN:
9780823277087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275250.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter, a reading of Venise sauvée, considers Jaffier’s decision to spare Venice from destruction. This apparently negative action upsets the notion of wielding power as an inevitable outcome ... More


Pausing, Waiting, Repeating: Urban Temporality in Mrs. Dalloway and The Years

Tamar Katz

in Woolf and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780984259830
eISBN:
9781781382226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780984259830.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter evokes recent critical interest in space and mobility in Woolf's London and it reminds us that temporality and stillness are crucial aspects of Woolf's city. Focusing on a slightly ... More


Movement/embodiment: learning habits (1)

Peter Kraftl

in Geographies of alternative education: Diverse learning spaces for children and young people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300496
eISBN:
9781447310914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300496.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Building on chapter 5, this chapter examines a distinct set of ways in which alternative learning spaces may be enlivened: in the movement of human bodies within and between learning spaces. Many ... More


Movement and Stillness: Versions of Medea

Richard Buxton

in Myths and Tragedies in their Ancient Greek Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199557615
eISBN:
9780191752209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557615.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This chapter begins with the portrayal of Medea by Apollonios of Rhodes, concentrating on Medea's oscillations between movement and stillness. In particular, it is when exercising control through ... More


Stillness

Song Hwee Lim

in Tsai Ming-Liang and a Cinema of Slowness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836849
eISBN:
9780824869694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836849.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the notion of slowness in cinema through the staging of stillness in the films of Tsai Ming-liang. It first discusses the meaning of stillness in “motion pictures” or “moving ... More


The Polyphony of Prayer

Carol Harrison

in The Art of Listening in the Early Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199641437
eISBN:
9780191755651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641437.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter examines the odd case of Christian prayer and asks just who the speaker and who the listener are in the practice of prayer. It is based on a number of early Christian treatises on ... More


Introduction

Louise Hornby

in Still Modernism: Photography, Literature, Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661229
eISBN:
9780190661250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661229.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction provides an overview of the book and sets out the photographic stakes of stillness in the historical context of the early twentieth century and the invention of motion pictures. ... More


Wonder as the Culmination of Isaac of Nineveh’s Eschatology

Jason Scully

in Isaac of Nineveh's Ascetical Eschatology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198803584
eISBN:
9780191842009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803584.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Isaac’s synthetic account of wonder and astonishment, which makes use of all the source material discussed in the previous three chapters. According to Isaac, the human soul is ... More


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