Religious Stories We Live By

life. As a gift of the Spirit, this experience is not a believer's to enforce, only his to receive. ... Reenen was suspicious of the work of spir- itual inspectors because they rendered judgments about the stories at the conventicles, ...

Author: R. Ruard Ganzevoort

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004264069

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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Religious Stories We Live By offers philosophical, psychological, and epistemological reflections on the importance of narrative, case studies, and disciplinary overviews of narrative perspectives in biblical, empirical, systematic, and historical approaches in theology and religious studies.
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The Stories We Live

Then she kissed them, and they wept aloud” (Ruth 1:9–10). But Ruth refuses and says, “Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. ... 56 the StorIeS We LIve.

Author: Cahalan, Kathleen A.

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802874191

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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"Christian vocation," says Kathleen Cahalan, "is about connecting our stories with God's story." In The Stories We Live Cahalan rejuvenates and transforms vocation from a static concept to a living, dynamic reality. Incorporating biblical texts, her own experience, and the personal stories of others, Cahalan discusses how each of us is called by God, to follow, as we are, from grief, for service, in suffering, through others, within God. Readers of this book will discover an exciting new vocabulary of vocation and find a fresh vision for God's calling in their lives.
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Stories we live and grow by

Through our narrative inquiries, Safaa, Rayyan, Ayesha, Zahra, Layla, Maya, and I made visible many of the stories we live by, with, and in as Canadian Muslim girls, youth and women in the midst of ongoing life transitions.

Author: Muna Saleh

Publisher: Demeter Press

ISBN: 9781772582246

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Interweaving my experiences as a Canadian Muslim woman, mother, (grand)daughter, educator, and scholar throughout this work, I write about living and narratively inquiring (Clandinin and Connelly, Narrative Inquiry; Clandinin) alongside three Muslim mothers and daughters during our daughters’ transition into adolescence. I was interested in mother-and-daughter experiences during this time of life transition because my eldest daughter, Malak, was in the midst of transitioning into adolescence as I embarked upon my doctoral research. I had many wonders about Malak’s experiences, my experiences as a mother, and the experiences of other Muslim daughters and mothers in the midst of similar life transitions. I wondered about how dominant narratives from within and across Muslim and other communities in Canada shape our lives and experiences. For, while we are often storied as victims of various oppressions in media, literature, and elsewhere, little is known about our diverse experiences—par-ticularly the experiences of Muslim mothers and daughters composing our selves and lives alongside one another in familial places.
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The Stories We Are

Rather, 'there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person' (Rainer, 1978, 268). Thus, if 'we are all asking, “what stories can we live by,”' ...

Author: William Lowell Randall

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442626386

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 418

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William Lowell Randall explores the links between literature and life and speculates on the range of storytelling styles through which people compose their lives. In doing so, he draws on a variety of fields, including psychology, psychotherapy, theology, philosophy, feminist theory, and literary theory.
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Myths We Live by

They are the stories that we live, in an age that thinks it has relegated stories to the periphery of entertainment. People in the arts know that stories and entertainment are not at all peripheral. A structural approach to myth seeks ...

Author: Colin Grant

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 9780776604442

Category: Religion

Page: 181

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Colin Grant challenges the popular use of 'myth' as a dismissive designation for the superstitions and falsehoods of 'other' cultures. He argues that 'myths' are not merely archaic relics of a simpler bygone era, irrelevant to the technically sophisticated consumer of contemporary Western culture, but an integral and living part of our daily lives. The author maintains that myths occupy a place in our present-day lives that is every bit as important to us as the divinities and heroes of classical antiquity were to the ancients. Grant explores some of the 'living myths' that shape our everyday lives - science, sports, sex, consumerism, societal values, ecology, and religion - and maintains that many of these myths serve as religious substitutes in a secular age. The myths themselves are in a constant state of flux and transformation. They ebb and flow, both with in the context of wider culture and individual experience.
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Stories We Tell Ourselves

or not we acknowledge it, we all live by the stories we ourselves to explain the mystery of our existence, the suffering that accompanies it, and the certain death that concludes it. But our stories do more than offer us explanations ...

Author: Richard Holloway

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781786899941

Category: History

Page: 272

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Throughout history we have told ourselves stories to try and make sense of our place in the universe. Richard Holloway takes us on a personal, scientific and philosophical journey to explore what he believes the answers to the biggest of questions are. He examines what we know about the universe into which we are propelled at birth and from which we are expelled at death, the stories we have told about where we come from, and the stories we tell to get through this muddling experience of life. Thought-provoking, revelatory, compassionate and playful, Stories We Tell Ourselves is a personal reckoning with life’s mysteries by one of the most important and beloved thinkers of our time.
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Engaging in Narrative Inquiry

Over time the stories we live by and the stories we live in are indelibly marked for all of us by stories of s ool. Tea ers, ildren, and families with ildren in s ools are in the midst of being shaped by their living in stories ...

Author: D. Jean Clandinin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000638257

Category: Education

Page: 176

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In Engaging in Narrative Inquiry, Second Edition, D. Jean Clandinin, a pioneer in narrative research, updates her classic formulation on narrative inquiry, clarifying, extending, and refining methods. This updated edition looks at changes and developments in the field since the publication of the first edition in 2013, exploring how narrative inquiry explores human lives through a narrative lens that honors experience as a source of important knowledge and understanding. The book includes several exemplary cases with the author’s critique and analysis of the work. The following are new to this edition: New exemplary cases, including Menon’s autobiographical narrative inquiry as the starting point for framing a research puzzle and justifying a study, Chung’s account of a study that begins with living alongside participants, and a paper from Swanson’s autobiographical narrative inquiry An expanded discussion of the philosophical grounding of narrative inquiry An expanded discussion of relational ethics in narrative inquiry that highlights links to a relational ontology An updated account of the field of narrative inquiry that highlights future directions, including the necessity of response groups, and questions of responsibility and community The increasing interest in narrative inquiry as research methodology across disciplines makes this book an essential guide and an excellent text for graduate courses in qualitative inquiry, education and nursing research, sociology, and all courses in autobiographical and narrative research and inquiry.
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1) calls stories in this sense the 'myths we live by'. By myths she means 'imaginative patterns, networks of powerful symbols that suggest particular ways of interpreting the world'. Indeed, Kingsnorth and Hine (2009) use the terms myth ...

Author: Arran Stibbe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000293654

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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Ecolinguistics: Language, Ecology and the Stories We Live By is a ground-breaking book which reveals the stories that underpin unequal and unsustainable societies and searches for inspirational forms of language that can help rebuild a kinder, more ecological world. This new edition has been updated and expanded to bring together the latest ecolinguistic studies with new theoretical insights and practical analyses. The book presents a theoretical framework and practical tools for analysing the key texts which shape the society we live in. The theory is illustrated through examples, including the representation of environmental refugees in the media; the construction of the selfish consumer in economics textbooks; the parallels between climate change denial and coronavirus denial; the erasure of nature in the Sustainable Development Goals; creation myths and how they orient people towards the natural world; and inspirational forms of language in nature writing, Japanese haiku and Native American writing. This edition provides an updated theoretical framework, new example analyses, and an additional chapter on narratives. Accompanied by a free online course with videos, PowerPoints, notes and exercises (, as well as a comprehensive glossary, this is essential reading for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers working in the areas of Discourse Analysis, Environmental Studies and Communication Studies.
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Collaboration Narrative and Inquiry That Honor the Complexity of Teacher Education

Finally, we read across all of the final narratives, narrative maps, and memos in order to identify the “stories that we live by” as teacher educators. We documented these common stories using pencil and paper methods and identified ...

Author: Amy Johnson Lachuk

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781648022098

Category: Education

Page: 149

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Collaboration, Narrative, and Inquiry that Honor the Complexity of Teacher Education presents a narrative exploration of three teacher educators' collaborative and transnational inquiry into their practices. Through carefully selected narratives, the authors describe how they enacted a practice-based approach in their teacher education courses. The authors present challenges and complexities they encountered as teacher educators in trying to prepare preservice teacher candidates for the realities of the classroom.
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Pastoral Bearings

Only through a study of the lived experience and practices of this congregation were we able to gather any clues as to how it coped with difficulty and constructed a communal ecclesial identity. NOTES 12. McAdams, The Stories We Live By ...

Author: Jane F. Maynard

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073914247X

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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Pastoral Bearings offers up ten studies that exemplify the usefulness of the lived religion paradigm to the field of pastoral theology. The volume presents detailed qualitative research focused on the everyday beliefs and practices of individuals and groups and explores the implications of lived religion for interdisciplinary conversation, intercultural and gender analysis, and congregational studies.
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