Synoptic Perspectives

This book compares and contrasts several parallel passages in the Hebrew Bible that relate to the David narratives.

Author: Lydie Kucová

Publisher: T&T Clark

ISBN: 0567686779

Category: Religion

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This book compares and contrasts several parallel passages in the Hebrew Bible that relate to the David narratives. Lydie Kucová analyses various ancient versions of the books of Samuel-Kings and Chronicles, showing how the David story is told differently across these textual witnesses. Beginning with a review of the previous scholarly synopses of these passages, Kucová outlines the main characteristics of the particular ancient versions that are significant for her study (Masoretic text, Dead Sea scrolls, Septuagint, Targums and Peshitta related to the books of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles). She then proceeds to compare elements of the two separate accounts of David's reign, such as Saul's death, the Philistine campaigns and the transfer of the Ark. Rather than imply any correlation between the texts, Kucová instead provides a parallel of David narratives for more convenient in-depth study
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Joshua Retold

Professor Auld considers the varied witnesses to its ancient text; the meaning of partiular words or names; the connections between Joshua and other books of the Bible, especially Judges, Kings and Chronicles; and the history of the ...

Author: A. Graeme Auld

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567041719

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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A groundbreaking study of this important yet sometimes puzzling biblical book. Professor Auld considers the varied witnesses to its ancient text; the meaning of partiular words or names; the connections between Joshua and other books of the Bible, especially Judges, Kings and Chronicles; and the history of the interpretation of Joshua from earliest to most recent times.
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Perspectives on Uncertainty and Risk

Integrated assessment in this context means evaluating the whole cause-effect chain of the problem from a synoptic perspective. For example, in the case of ...

Author: Marjolein B.A. van Asselt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401725835

Category: Technology & Engineering

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This volume is intended to stimulate a change in the practice of decision support, advocating an interdisciplinary approach centred on both social and natural sciences, both theory and practice. It addresses the issue of analysis and management of uncertainty and risk in decision support corresponding to the aims of Integrated Assessment. A pluralistic method is necessary to account for legitimate plural interpretations of uncertainty and multiple risk perceptions. A wide range of methods and tools is presented to contribute to adequate and effective pluralistic uncertainty management and risk analysis in decision support endeavours. Special attention is given to the development of one such approach, the Pluralistic fRamework for Integrated uncertainty Management and risk Analysis (PRIMA), of which the practical value is explored in the context of the Environmental Outlooks produced by the Dutch Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM). Audience: This book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners whose work involves decision support, uncertainty management, risk analysis, environmental planning, and Integrated Assessment.
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Complementarity Between Lexis and Grammar in the System of Person

Language as meaning potential can be seen from two complementary perspectives: the potential seen from the static perspective is called a synoptic system, ...

Author: Pin Wang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315469270

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book investigates the lexico-grammatical complementarity in language in its construal of person as a semantic system. Given the vast and wide spectrum of resources for expressing distinctions in the assignment of person roles in language, this book presents person-related system networks covering a rich range of semantic features. It also studies the system of person in relation to other major semantic systems instead of regarding it as one isolated component of language parallel to gender, number, case, etc. Systemic features of person are in turn realized by lexicogrammar, whose components, lexis and grammar form a relationship of complementarity in the process of transforming human experience into meaning. Person-related meaning can be either realized by lexical means, i.e. entity, process, quality, or grammatical means, i.e. pronouns, clitics, affixes, zero forms. Besides, such meaning is also found to be realized at some indeterminate areas along the lexis-grammar continuum. A special feature of this book is that it observes the lexicalization and grammaticalization of person based on evidence from a variety of languages. Readers will be presented a comprehensive look into the meaning of person and will be encouraged to reflect on its realization in their own languages.
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English Text

These synoptic perspectives on staging will be reviewed first, before turning ... 7.3.1.1.1 Synoptic perspectives While adopting a particulate perspective, ...

Author: J.R. Martin

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027274045

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 620

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This book is a comprehensive introduction to text forming resources in English, along with practical procedures for analysing English texts and relating them to their contexts of use. It has been designed to complement functional grammars of English, building on the generation of discourse analysis inspired by Halliday and Hasan's Cohesion in English. The analyses presented were developed within three main theoretical and applied contexts: (i) educational linguistics (especially genre-based literacy programmes) (ii) critical linguistics (as manifested in the development of social semiotics) and (iii) computational linguistics (in dialogue with the various text generation projects based on systemic approaches to grammar and discourse). English Text's major contribution is to outline one way in which a rich semantically oriented functional grammar can be systematically related to a theory of discourse semantics, including deconstruction of contextual issues (i.e. register, genre and ideology). The chapters have been organized with the needs of undergraduate students in theoretical linguistics and postgraduate students in applied linguistics in mind.
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Gaia ecological perspectives for science and society

There are good examples of isting Global Biodiversity Information Facility ( GBIF ) , which how to generate synoptic views from large numbers of uncon- strives to digitise and disseminate already available primary bionected case studies ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105213167955

Category: Environmental sciences

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The Gospel Chronicle Redaction

But how can there be such a large difference, when both perspectives have ... to have too little shared content to include in the Synoptic Gospel theory, ...

Author: G. L. Kirschke

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781732584532

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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The Gospel Chronicle is a chronological study in three volumes that combines the four narrative gospels into a single comprehensive narrative that follows a time line of seventy weeks for the ministry of Jesus Christ. Volume three is presented in a Redaction format. It is only distributed for transparency of the process as the transition between the Parallel and the Narrative works.
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Discourse in Society

Systemic Functional Perspectives Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday Peter ... of text is typical of the synoptic perspective : If I do not misrepresent him ...

Author: Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567500439

Category: Psychology

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World Views

Large views in the abstract. . . depend upon large views in the concrete” (CE 13–15, author's italics). If “synthetic” is “placed together,” then “synoptic” ...

Author: Jon Hegglund

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199796106

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

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World Views examines literary representations of spatial form within the contexts of the emerging disciplines of geography, geopolitics, and international relations, positing that modernism's experimental engagements with space intended to imagine alternatives to the new world order.
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Systemic Perspectives on Discourse Selected theoretical papers from the 9th International Systemic Workshop

By nature , such games have a relatively simple synoptic system ( when compared to language and its connotative semiotics ) ... The answer that most linguists have implicitly given since Saussure is no ; a synoptic perspectives has almost ...

Author: International Systemic Workshop (9th : 1982 : Toronto, Ont.)

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015011498527

Category: Psychology

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Language and Context

They are seen by Halliday as 'a dynamic, "in flux" perspective or a synoptic, "in place" perspective' - or some mixture of the two, with a complementarity ...

Author: Helen Leckie-Tarry

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567560575

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Language and Context breaks new ground in our understanding of the relationship between register, genre and context. Leckie-Tarry argues convincingly and engagingly for a functional theory of language which specifies register in terms of contextual and linguistic features, and which suggests a discursive relationship between the two. Moving beyond the limits of much of today's theory, this accessible volume develops a theoretical understanding of the relationship between text, context, langage function and linguistic form. Helen Leckie-Tarry, a specialist in the area of 'register and applied linguistics', died in 1991, aged 49. Although she had finished a large part of this work, her notes and draft chapters have been extensively edited by Professor David Birch. David Birch is currently Professor of Communication and media Studies at Central Queensland University, Australia, and previously taught at Murdoch University, Western Australia, and the National University of Singapore.
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Legacies of Losing in American Politics

Synoptic Perspectives Among students of American political development, two narratives of American politics loom especially large.

Author: Jeffrey K. Tulis

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226515465

Category: Political Science

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American politics is typically a story about winners. The fading away of defeated politicians and political movements is a feature of American politics that ensures political stability and a peaceful transition of power. But American history has also been built on defeated candidates, failed presidents, and social movements that at pivotal moments did not dissipate as expected but instead persisted and eventually achieved success for the loser’s ideas and preferred policies. With Legacies of Losing in American Politics, Jeffrey K. Tulis and Nicole Mellow rethink three pivotal moments in American political history: the founding, when anti-Federalists failed to stop the ratification of the Constitution; the aftermath of the Civil War, when President Andrew Johnson’s plan for restoring the South to the Union was defeated; and the 1964 presidential campaign, when Barry Goldwater’s challenge to the New Deal order was soundly defeated by Lyndon B. Johnson. In each of these cases, the very mechanisms that caused the initial failures facilitated their eventual success. After the dust of the immediate political defeat settled, these seemingly discredited ideas and programs disrupted political convention by prevailing, often subverting, and occasionally enhancing constitutional fidelity. Tulis and Mellow present a nuanced story of winning and losing and offer a new understanding of American political development as the interweaving of opposing ideas.
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The Synoptic Problem

This volume provides that perspective. It sums up the state of the issue and provides a way forward for the future. I highly recommend it.

Author: Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493404452

Category: Religion

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Leading Scholars Debate a Key New Testament Topic The relationship between Matthew, Mark, and Luke is one of the most contested topics in Gospel studies. How do we account for the close similarities--and differences--in the Synoptic Gospels? In the last few decades, the standard answers to the typical questions regarding the Synoptic Problem have come under fire, while new approaches have surfaced. This up-to-date introduction articulates and debates the four major views. Following an overview of the issues, leading proponents of each view set forth their positions and respond to each of the other views. A concluding chapter summarizes the discussion and charts a direction for further study.
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Virginia Woolf

While russell saw the collating of discrete perspectives into a synoptic unity to ... modernist art and literature treated the idea of perspective somewhat ...

Author: Lorraine Sim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317001607

Category: Literary Criticism

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In her timely contribution to revisionist approaches in modernist studies, Lorraine Sim offers a reading of Virginia Woolf's conception of ordinary experience as revealed in her fiction and nonfiction. Contending that Woolf's representations of everyday life both acknowledge and provide a challenge to characterizations of daily life as mundane, Sim shows how Woolf explores the potential of everyday experience as a site of personal meaning, social understanding, and ethical value. Sim's argument develops through readings of Woolf's literary representations of a subject's engagement with ordinary things like a mark on the wall, a table, or colour; Woolf's accounts of experiences that are both common and extraordinary such as physical pain or epiphanic 'moments of being'; and Woolf's analysis of the effect of new technologies, for example, motor-cars and the cinema, on contemporary understandings of the external world. Throughout, Sim places Woolf's views in the context of the philosophical and lay accounts of ordinary experience that dominated the cultural thought of her time. These include British Empiricism, Romanticism, Platonic thought and Post-Impressionism. In addition to drawing on the major novels, particularly The Voyage Out, Mrs. Dalloway, and To the Lighthouse, Sim focuses close attention on short stories such as 'The Mark on the Wall', 'Solid Objects', and 'Blue & Green'; nonfiction works, including 'On Being Ill', 'Evening over Sussex: Reflections in a Motor-car', and 'A Sketch of the Past'; and Woolf's diaries. Sim concludes with an account of Woolf's ontology of the ordinary, which illuminates the role of the everyday in Woolf's ethics.
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Social Studies of Science and Technology Looking Back Ahead

second condition for the special status of science as a source of apolitical authority , namely a privileged synoptic normative perspective to which it ...

Author: B. Joerges

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402014821

Category: Reference

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This volume brings together contributions that resemble spotlights thrown on the past twenty-five years of science and technology studies. It covers a broad range: history of science; science and politics; science and contemporary democracy; science and the public; science and the constitution; science and metaphors; and science and modernity and provides a critical overview of how the field of science and technology studies has emerged and developed.
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Handbook of Interpersonal Communication

2003 Negotiating Heteroglossia: Social Perspectives on Evaluation. ... 2007 Discourse analysis of spoken interaction: Dynamic vs. synoptic perspectives.

Author: Gerd Antos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110211399

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Interpersonal communication (IC) is a continuous game between the interacting interactants. It is a give and take - a continuous, dynamic flow that is linguistically realized as discourse as an on-going sequence of interactants' moves. Interpersonal communication is produced and interpreted by acting linguistically, and this makes it a fascinating research area. The handbook, Interpersonal Communication , examines how interactants manage to exchange facts, ideas, views, opinions, beliefs, emotion, etc. by using the linguistic systems and the resources they offer. In interpersonal communication, the fine-tuning of individuals' use of the linguistic resources is continuously probed. The language used in interpersonal communication enhances social relations between interactants and keeps the interaction on the normal track. When interaction gets off the track, linguistic miscommunication may also destroy social relationships. This volume is essentially concerned with this fine-tuning in discourse, and how it is achieved among various interactant groups. The volume departs from the following fundamental questions: How do interpersonal relations manifest themselves in language? What is the role of language in developing and maintaining relationships in interpersonal communication? What types of problems occur in interpersonal communication and what kind of strategies and means are used to solve them? How does linguistically realized interpersonal communication interact with other semiotic modes? Interpersonal communication is seen and researched from the perspective of what is being said or written, and how it is realized in various generic forms. The current research also gives attention to other semiotic modes which interact with the linguistic modes. It is not just the social roles of interactants in groups, the possible media available, the non-verbal behaviors, the varying contextual frames for communication, but primarily the actual linguistic manifestations that we need to focus upon when we want to have a full picture of what is going on in human interpersonal communication. It is this linguistic perspective that the volume aims to present to all researchers interested in IC. The volume offers an overview of the theories, methods, tools, and resources of linguistically-oriented approaches, e.g. from the fields of linguistics, social psychology, sociology, and semiotics, for the purpose of integration and further development of the interests in IC., Topics e.g.: Orientation to interaction as primarily linguistically realized processes Expertise on theorizing and analyzing cultural and situational contexts where linguistic processes are realized Expertise on handling language corpora Expertise on theorizing and analyzing interaction types as genres Orientation to an integrated view of linguistic and non-linguistic participant activities and of how interactants generate meanings and interact with space Expertise on researching the management of the linguistic flow in interaction and its successfulness.
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Three Views on the Origins of the Synoptic Gospels

Three views on the origins of the synoptic gospels dominate the landscape of New Testament scholarship at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Author: Robert L. Thomas

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 0825498821

Category: Religion

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Noted evangelical scholars present the best contemporary insights into the three dominant views on the origins of the Synoptic Gospels.
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Healing Powers

The synoptic perspectives of antiquity were found in public health movements in the eighteenth century , when the effects of the environment on health and ...

Author: Fred M. Frohock

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226265846

Category: Health & Fitness

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Examines the politics of alternative medicine, looks at the social and legal problems involved, and discusses the spiritual foundation of unorthodox healing beliefs
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