Tradition Interpretation and Change

In Tradition, Interpretation, and Change, Berger draws upon a wide body of primary sources, including classical rabbinic and geonic works, liturgical documents found in the Cairo genizah, medieval codes, responsa, and siddur commentaries, ...

Author: Kenneth E. Berger

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780878201716

Category: History

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Minhag (custom) played a far greater and far more important role in medieval Ashkenazic society than in any other Jewish community. In upholding the authority of a custom, halakhic authorities frequently asserted that "custom prevails over halakhah." Furthermore, Ashkenazic authorities asserted that Ashkenazic custom is more authentic than the customs of other Jewish communities, including those of Sepharad (Spain). Given the importance attributed to minhag and the influence of the siddur commentaries of the circle of Hassidei Ashkenaz, which emphasize the precise formulation of liturgical texts, one might assume that Ashkenazic Jewry was committed to preserving ancestral custom and opposed to liturgical change. However, the reality is that the liturgy of Ashkenaz was never static. From a very early time, new liturgies and liturgical practices were incorporated into the service, the inclusion of various prayers was challenged, and variant readings of prayers became standard. Tradition, Interpretation, and Change focuses on developments in the Ashkenazic rite, the liturgical rite of most of central and eastern European Jewry, from the eleventh century through the seventeenth. Kenneth Berger argues that how a prayer or practice was understood, or the rationale for its recitation or performance, often had a profound effect on whether and when it was to be recited, as well as on the specific wording of the prayer. In some cases, the formulation of new interpretations served a conservative function, as when rabbinic authorities sought to find new, alternative explanations which would justify the continued performance of practices whose original rationale no longer applied. In other cases, new understandings of a liturgical practice led to changes in that practice, and even to the development of new liturgies expressive of those interpretations. In Tradition, Interpretation, and Change, Berger draws upon a wide body of primary sources, including classical rabbinic and geonic works, liturgical documents found in the Cairo genizah, medieval codes, responsa, and siddur commentaries, minhag books, medieval siddur manuscripts, and early printed siddurim, as well as a wealth of secondary sources, to provide the reader with an in-depth account of the history and history of interpretation of many familiar and not-so-familiar prayers and liturgical practices. While emphasizing the role that the interpretation ascribed to various prayers and practices had in shaping the liturgy of medieval and early modern Ashkenaz, Berger illustrates the degree to which Sephardic and kabbalistic influences, concern for the fate of the dead, the fear of demons, and the desire for healing and divine protection from a variety of dangers shaped both liturgical practice and the way in which those practices were understood.
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Vision Tradition Interpretation

No phenomenon in a tradition can properly be understood in isolation from other
phenomena, for each functions in ... have had little difficulty with the notion of
perpetual change, reflecting the continual cultural and social changes of the ages
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Author: Eric J. Lott

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110855920

Category: Religion

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Sinceits founding by Jacques Waardenburg in 1971, Religion and Reason has been a leading forum for contributions on theories, theoretical issues and agendas related to the phenomenon and the study of religion. Topics include (among others) category formation, comparison, ethnophilosophy, hermeneutics, methodology, myth, phenomenology, philosophy of science, scientific atheism, structuralism, and theories of religion. From time to time the series publishes volumes that map the state of the art and the history of the discipline.
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Tradition and Change in Australian Law

37 Thus , the modern approach to statutory interpretation is one which gives
primacy to the words enacted by Parliament but not in the way that this has
traditionally been understood . Under modern approaches to statutory
interpretation , the ...

Author: Patrick Parkinson

Publisher: Lawbook Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063216100

Category: Law

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This book examines the tradition of law in Australia & the tension between adherence to tradition & the demands of change & renewal for the legal system. The author argues that the greatest challenge the legal system faces is the challenge of inclusion -- to make the legal system one to which all Australians have access & in which all Australians are able to make their voices heard. The new edition takes account of recently published work in Australian legal history, including the Wik case & the native title debate, the debate about a Republic, changes in the Australian court system, developments in legal reasoning & statutory interpretation, & the problems of access to justice.
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Innovation in Religions Traditions

The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems– both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, ...

Author: Michael A. Williams

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110876352

Category: Religion

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The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems – both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.
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Change and Tradition in the American Small Town

A " functional ” distinction for a traditional semioticist makes a difference in a
system of interpretation . Implications for action choices ( here part of
technologies ) or consequences which are not strictly symbolic have not really
been treated .

Author: Robert and Fazio Craycroft, Michael

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ISBN: UCAL:B4915787

Category: Social Science

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Essays assessing "the inertia of tradition & the dynamics of change" & the effects upon the American small town. Papers from the Second Chautauqua in Mississippi, held in April 1981 & hosted by the Center for Small Town Research & Design at Mississippi State University.
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Pasi n and the Interpretation of Change in Tagalog Society ca 1840 1912

In an analytical sense , Sturtevant points toward a . clarification of Agoncillo ' s
thesis of a " revolt of the usses " by showing how variations in Philippine social
structure resulted in the existence of a peasant tradition of unrest , which is called
the ...

Author: Reynaldo Clemeña Ileto

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004316082

Category: Casaysayan nang Pasióng Mahál ni Jesucristong Panginoón Natin (1814)

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The Logic of Law Making in Islam

There is no comparable gray zone in the American tradition: jurists agree on what
amended what. In sum, in both traditions interpretation is the primary mechanism
for justifying legal change, and it is not to be taken for granted that the methods ...

Author: Behnam Sadeghi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139789257

Category: History

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This pioneering study examines the process of reasoning in Islamic law. Some of the key questions addressed here include whether sacred law operates differently from secular law, why laws change or stay the same and how different cultural and historical settings impact the development of legal rulings. In order to explore these questions, the author examines the decisions of thirty jurists from the largest legal tradition in Islam: the Hanafi school of law. He traces their rulings on the question of women and communal prayer across a very broad period of time - from the eighth to the eighteenth century - to demonstrate how jurists interpreted the law and reconciled their decisions with the scripture and the sayings of the Prophet. The result is a fascinating overview of how Islamic law has evolved and the thinking behind individual rulings.
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Tradition Interpretation and Science

During that time , it has cast up many extravagant images of itself and its
relationship to politics , but one would be hard - pressed to point to much in the
way of accomplishments regarding political involvement let alone political
change .

Author: John S. Nelson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887063713

Category: Political Science

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This book reassesses the academic field of political theory and brings into sharp relief its problems and opportunities. Here for the first time, diverse theorists coordinate their arguments through a common focus. This focus is the writing of John G. Gunnell. Gunnell attacks a set of myths said to plague almost every recent theory about politics: the myth of the given, the myth of science, myths of theory, the myth of tradition, and the myth of the political. He argues that these all alienate political theory from substantive inquiry and actual practice. Contributors include Richard E. Flathman, Russell L. Hanson, George Kateb, Paul F. Kress, J. Donald Moon, John S. Nelson, J.G.A. Pocock, Herbert G. Reid, Ira L. Strauber, Nathan Tarcov, and Sheldon S. Wolin. They respond on behalf of projects in the new history of political theory, epic theory, phenomenology, traditional theory, and political deconstruction. These discussions also address the theories of Hans-Georg Gadamer, Jürgen Habermas, Karl Marx, Leo Strauss, Alain Touraine, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. At the conclusion of the volume, Gunnell reconsiders his arguments in light of the respondent's remarks. His challenges thus provide a series of confrontations - both exciting and provocative - among major theorists. The result is a lively debate about what political theory is, how it relates to political history and practice, and how it involves epistemology. The authors probe a broad range of questions about practices of politics and traditions of discourse, and they identify priorities for the future of the field.
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Tradition and Change in Africa

Pioneers of modern African historiography had , of necessity , to seek
cooperation with them for the methodology of collecting oral traditions while
rejecting the timeless functionalist interpretation of African societies mirrored in
their writings .

Author: J. F. Ade Ajayi

Publisher: Africa Research and Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015042596133

Category: History

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Identity and Change in the Christian Tradition

This gives rise to the questions of change and continuity of religious traditions addressed in this volume: What function does the conceptual system or 'language game' of religion fulfil within the context of human thought and life?

Author: Marcel Sarot

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 3631351615

Category: Religion

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In at least two respects the position of religion and Christianity in the Western world has changed in recent years. Firstly, there is a growing plurality of and pluriformity within religions. And secondly, religions tend to change and develop faster and on a larger scale than they used to. This gives rise to the questions of change and continuity of religious traditions addressed in this volume: What function does the conceptual system or 'language game' of religion fulfil within the context of human thought and life? In what ways and under what circumstances do such conceptual systems require innovative changes in order to remain adequate for fulfilling this function? How are the continuity and change within religious traditions related to these issues? What is the nature of this continuity and of such changes within traditions? What role can theology play in initiating and directing such changes? In answering these questions, most contributions to the present volume focus on the Christian tradition.
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Tradition and Change

It had then , perforce , to found itself upon tradition . Legend grew up round
history ; interpretation stepped in to explain ; and the multitude of interpretations
confused the issue . One was of Paul and another of Apollos ; so that the struggle
was ...

Author: Arthur Waugh

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ISBN: WISC:89099750051

Category: English literature

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Interpretation and Intellectual Change

This volume deals with the development of Chinese hermeneutics, or exegetic systems, from their beginnings to the twentieth century.

Author: Jingyi Tu

Publisher: Transaction Pub

ISBN: 0765802317

Category: Literary Criticism

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This volume deals with the development of Chinese hermeneutics, or exegetic systems, from their beginnings to the twentieth century. The contributors address critical issues in the study of Chinese hermeneutics by focusing on key periods during which the hermeneutic tradition in China underwent significant changes. The volume is divided into six parts, corresponding to the six major periods of intellectual change in traditional and contemporary China. Part 1 considers the foundational period of Chinese hermeneutics, examining Confucian classics such as the Analects, Mencius, and the Book of Odes. Part 2 traces the broadening of the hermeneutic tradition from Confucian classics to the military canon, political discourse, astronomy, and Buddhist exegesis from the Han to the Chinese Middle Ages. In Part 3 the focus is on Zhu Xi's monumental synthesis and redefinition of the Confucian tradition at the beginning of the early modern period. His vision of Confucian thought remained influential throughout the imperial period, and his interpretations of the Confucian classics became state orthodoxy starting with the thirteenth century. Part 4 focuses on this challenge and discusses the intellectual changes that took place during the late imperial period and their profound effects on Chinese hermeneutics. Part 5 documents the challenges to traditional Chinese hermeneutics in the modern era and the emergence of a new, critical hermeneutics in the beginning of the twentieth century. The volume concludes with Part 6, which explores Chinese hermeneutics from a comparative perspective and identifies its distinctive features. The understanding of Chinese hermeneutics gained from these essays is that of a dynamic plurality of traditions that has endured into the twentieth century and continues to shape contemporary intellectual debates. Ching-I Tu is professor and chairperson in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is the author of Poetic Remarks in the Human World, and editor of Tradition and Creativity: Essays on East Asian Civilization and Classics and Interpretations: The Hermeneutic Tradition in Chinese Culture, both published by Transaction.
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Archaeological objectivity in Interpretation

7 8 confrontation with newness and change which annoys tradition , but forgotten
the focus of transmission wavers nonetheless between because the process of
tradition is equipped to deal with the Thus , " no individual internalizes the totality
 ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556019411859

Category: Archaeology

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Between Tradition and Change

This book explores the reasons for adopting a hermeneutical version of reception theory in discussing modern Chinese culture.

Author: Mao Chen

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761805761

Category: Literary Collections

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This book explores the reasons for adopting a hermeneutical version of reception theory in discussing modern Chinese culture. Between Tradition and Change is centered around the contributions of Hu Shi, Lu Xun, and Mao Dun to May Fourth Literature. It employs literary theory (hermeneutics) in order to clarify the meaning of cultural change, instead of merely offering a history of May Fourth culture or a discussion of representative figures.Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; May Fourth Literature Between Past and Present; Problems in May Fourth Interpretation; Hermeneutics and Chinese Literary History; Reception Theory and the May Fourth Reader; The Formation of the Reader in Hu Shi, Lu Xun, and Mao Dun; May Fourth Literature and Dialogue East/West; Notes; Bibliography.
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Scripture Tradition and Interpretation

95 96 Berkouwer rejects this search for a priori certainty as unbiblical and false to
the Reformation tradition regarding Scripture . He stands ... It is also possible to
change the function , the meaning , the message of the gospel . That change is ...

Author: Everett Falconer Harrison

Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: UCAL:B3949615

Category: Bible

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Religious Traditions in South Asia

These studies focus on questions of religious interaction and change in India from the sixth century B.C. to the present day. They represent the work of scholars in a range of disciplines and who are resident mostly in Australia

Author: Geoffrey A. Oddie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0700704213

Category: Social Science

Page: 153

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These studies focus on questions of religious interaction and change in India from the sixth century B.C. to the present day. They represent the work of scholars in a range of disciplines and who are resident mostly in Australia
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Lord Only You Can Change Me

But they taught their own traditions and interpretations of the Law as well . The
man or woman on the street did not own a copy of the Law but depended solely
upon the teachings of these religious leaders . The Pharisees were a religious ...

Author: Kay Arthur

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0880708786

Category: Religion

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A nine-week devotional study based on characters from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. Learn how the Holy Spirit can change you from the inside out and guide you into life-transforming godliness.
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Tradition Change and Revolution in the Caribbean

It is axiomatic in communication that meaning is the product of both the speaker '
s intent and the receiver ' s interpretation ; reciprocal perception is very much a
part of both intent and interpretation . A speaker sends out both a message in ...

Author: Association of Caribbean Studies. Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173017906721

Category: Caribbean Area

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