From Reverence to Rape

The Treatment of Women in the Movies, Third Edition

Author: Molly Haskell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022641292X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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A revolutionary classic of feminist cinema criticism, Molly Haskell’s From Reverence to Rape remains as insightful, searing, and relevant as it was the day it was first published. Ranging across time and genres from the golden age of Hollywood to films of the late twentieth century, Haskell analyzes images of women in movies, the relationship between these images and the status of women in society, the stars who fit these images or defied them, and the attitudes of their directors. This new edition features both a new foreword by New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis and a new introduction from the author that discusses the book’s reception and the evolution of her views.


Renewing a Forgotten Virtue

Author: Paul Woodruff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195157956

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Looks at the meaning of reverence and its role in religion and society.

Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue

Author: Paul Woodruff

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199779444

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Reverence is an ancient virtue dating back thousands of years. It survives among us in half-forgotten patterns of behavior and in the vestiges of old ceremonies. Yet, Paul Woodruff says, we have lost sight of reverence. Like an important engine part that has rusted over time, the idea of reverence has become increasingly foreign. This short, elegiac volume makes an impassioned case for the fundamental importance of the forgotten virtue of reverence, and how awe for things greater than oneself can--indeed must--be a touchstone for other virtues like respect, humility, and charity. Ranging widely over diverse cultural terrain--from Philip Larkin to ancient Greek poetry, from modern politics to Chinese philosophy--Woodruff shows how absolutely essential reverence is to a well-functioning society. He tackles some thorny questions: How does reverence allow not only for leaders but for followers? What role does reverence play in religion? Do some religions misuse reverence? Must reverence be humorless? In the process, Woodruff shows convincingly how reverence plays an unseen part in virtually every human relationship, whether in government, work, friendship, or family. It is essential, he says, for us to recover a sense of reverence in order to help repair the fraying bonds that tie us together. Elegantly written, thoughtful yet urgent, Reverence is sure to reach out to a wide variety of people interested in the moral health of Western culture, showing how our own intellectual and spiritual legacy can guide us more than we realize.

Reverence for Life

The Ethics of Albert Schweitzer for the Twenty-first Century

Author: Marvin W. Meyer,Kurt Bergel

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815629771

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

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Albert Schweitzer's system of ethics as a way of life in which individuals live with compassion and respect for all living things - humans, animals, plants - is illuminated here through a series of essays by Schweitzer and renowned contemporary Schweitzer scholars from around the globe.

Albert Schweitzer's Reverence for Life

Ethical Idealism and Self-Realization

Author: Mike W. Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317182731

Category: Philosophy

Page: 124

View: 4679

Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, Nobel Peace Laureate, theologian, and musician, developed a character-oriented ethics focused on self-realization, nature-centered spirituality, and moral idealism which anticipated the current renaissance of virtue ethics. Schweitzer's idea of 'reverence for life' underscores the contribution of moral ideals to self-realization, connects ethics to spirituality without religious dogma, and outlines a pioneering environmental ethics that bridges the gap between valuing life in its unity and valuing individual organisms. In this book Mike W. Martin interprets Schweitzer's 'reverence for life' as an umbrella virtue, drawing together all the more specific virtues, in particular: authenticity, love, compassion, gratitude, justice and peace loving, each of which Martin discusses in an individual chapter. Martin's treatment of his subject is sympathetic yet critical and for the first time clearly places Schweitzer's environmental ethics within the wider framework of his ethical theory.

The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence

A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Author: Henry Rosemont,Roger T. Ames

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824833481

Category: Religion

Page: 132

View: 7514

Few if any philosophical schools have championed family values as persistently as the early Confucians, and a great deal can be learned by attending to what they had to say on the subject. In the Confucian tradition, human morality and the personal realization it inspires are grounded in the cultivation of family feeling. One may even go so far as to say that, for China, family reverence was a necessary condition for developing any of the other human qualities of excellence. On the basis of the present translation of the Xiaojing (Classic of Family Reverence) and supplemental passages found in other early philosophical writings, Professors Rosemont and Ames articulate a specifically Confucian conception of role ethics that, in its emphasis on a relational conception of the person, is markedly different from most early and contemporary dominant Western moral theories. This Confucian role ethics takes as its inspiration the perceived necessity of family feeling as the entry point in the development of moral competence and as a guide to the religious life as well. In the lengthy introduction, two senior scholars offer their perspective on the historical, philosophical, and religious dimensions of the Xiaojing. Together with this introduction, a lexicon of key terms presents a context for the Xiaojing and provides guidelines for interpreting the text historically in China as well as suggesting its contemporary significance for all societies. The inclusion of the Chinese text adds yet another dimension to this important study. The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence is sure to appeal to specialists of comparative and Chinese philosophy and to all readers interested in the enduring importance of the family. "

Aboriginal Environmental Knowledge

Rational Reverence

Author: Catherine Laudine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317186095

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Whilst there are popular ideas about which champion Aboriginal environmental knowledge, many of these are based more on romantic notions than on any detailed understanding of what might be the content of this knowledge. This book is based on a grounded and broad assessment of less well known details of Aboriginal knowledge and provides both a great deal of detail and a new assessment of rituals and practices. Aboriginal environmental knowledge is examined here as an integrated source of both religious and scientific knowledge. An important finding is that Aboriginal environmental knowledge also includes knowledge about education for attitudes considered appropriate for survival. Though evidence for this is readily available in the literature, it has not been part of current depictions of Aboriginal environmental knowledge.

With Reverence for the Word

Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Author: Jane Dammen McAuliffe,Barry D. Walfish,Joseph W. Goering

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199755752

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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This volume represents the first trilateral exploration of medieval scriptural interpretation. During the medieval period the three exegetical traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam produced a vast literature, one of great diversity but also one of numerous cross-cultural similarities.

Reverence for Life

Author: Albert Schweitzer

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 9780891979203

Category: Religion

Page: 153

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"Though I was well aware that Albert Schweitzer preached a great deal both before and after he became a physician, I never encountered any of his sermons until I was privileged to read the present collection prior to publication. What I find in this increases my sense of wonder, though it does not increase my surprise. It pleases me to find that like other speakers and writers, the famous missionary doctor preached many of his ideas before they were cast into essay form, thus following the experimental method...On the whole the sermons seem contemporary... Very early in the twentieth century, he understood that Christianity is not a merely spiritual religion and that the popular arguments against missions are superficial ones... What pleases me most about the new publication is its revelation of the author's deep personal piety..." -- D Elton Trueblood (from the Foreword).

We Remember with Reverence and Love

American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962

Author: Hasia Diner

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814720424

Category: Religion

Page: 540

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Winner of the 2009 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies Recipient of the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship in Humanities-Intellectual & Cultural History It has become an accepted truth: after World War II, American Jews chose to be silent about the mass murder of millions of their European brothers and sisters at the hands of the Nazis. In this compelling work, Hasia R. Diner shows the assumption of silence to be categorically false. Uncovering a rich and incredibly varied trove of remembrances—in song, literature, liturgy, public display, political activism, and hundreds of other forms—We Remember with Reverence and Love shows that publicly memorializing those who died in the Holocaust arose from a deep and powerful element of Jewish life in postwar America. Not only does she marshal enough evidence to dismantle the idea of American Jewish “forgetfulness,” she brings to life the moving and manifold ways that this widely diverse group paid tribute to the tragedy. Diner also offers a compelling new perspective on the 1960s and its potent legacy, by revealing how our typical understanding of the postwar years emerged from the cauldron of cultural divisions and campus battles a generation later. The student activists and “new Jews” of the 1960s who, in rebelling against the American Jewish world they had grown up in “a world of remarkable affluence and broadening cultural possibilities” created a flawed portrait of what their parents had, or rather, had not, done in the postwar years. This distorted legacy has been transformed by two generations of scholars, writers, rabbis, and Jewish community leaders into a taken-for-granted truth.

A Reverence for Wood

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486433943

Category: History

Page: 112

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This book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection on the resourcefulness of Early Americans in their use of this precious commodity.

Rediscovering Reverence

The Meaning of Faith in a Secular World

Author: Ralph Ripley Heintzman

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773538976

Category: Religion

Page: 291

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A surprising and insightful work,Rediscovering Reverenceoffers a rational explanation of what the modern western world calls "religion" and argues that it is not what most people assume. Questioning western culture's evolving use of the word "religion" over the last five centuries, Ralph Heintzman strips away misunderstandings to demonstrate that faith is not the same as belief. He shows how faith is not something one has but something one does, leading the reader to a deeper understanding of religious practice and its necessary place in human life. Drawing on familiar experiences as well as aspects of western and eastern spiritual traditions, Heintzman argues that religious practice is rooted in two basic ways human beings act in the world. It is therefore an element in the structure of the human spirit, not a phase in its history. Explaining the meaning of religious practice in contemporary language,Rediscovering Reverenceis addressed to anyone who wants to explore the meaning and promise of a religious life. A unique and thoughtful meditation on the role of reverence in everyday life,Rediscovering Reverencepresents new perspectives on modern faith, religion, and both personal and societal well-being.


Author: Jeanie L. S. Galster

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453522697

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

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Author: Janet Sassoon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493112155

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 414

View: 405

The book tells the tale of a seven-year-old girl who starts to study ballet and dreams of reaching her goal as prima ballerina. She studied at the San Francisco Ballet and is encouraged to dance. She started in the opera when they needed a small elf to go on stage where Salvatore Baccaloni was sleeping under a tree, with this small elf poking him in the opera Falstaff. The blue lights were enchanting, and every minute was sheer heaven. This was the beginning of a profession that demands total dedication and love. It is fi lled with anecdotes, laughter, and tears. In writing this book, the author describes what goes on in a company that tours and dances every night on different stages. The author lives in San Francisco with her husband, John R. Upton Jr., as well as in the Napa Valley where John and his brother pioneered Three Palms Vineyard, once the site of Lillie Hitchcock Coit's Napa Valley home.

Teaching with Reverence

Reviving an Ancient Virtue for Today's Schools

Author: A. Rud,J. Garrison

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137012161

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Reverence is a forgotten virtue in teaching and learning. When taken in a broader spiritual sense, it is often associated with a mute and prim solemnity. The essays gathered here examine reverence as a way to understand some of the spiritual dimensions of classroom teaching.

Reverence in Healing

Honoring Strengths Without Trivializing Suffering

Author: David A. Crenshaw

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780765706584

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 278

View: 476

This groundbreaking book is the most comprehensive volume to-date that explores in depth the concept of reverence and strengths-based approaches in the psychotherapy healing process as manifested in a wide variety of treatment modalities such as child and play therapy, family therapy, therapeutic assessments and in training programs.

Respect, Responsibility and Reverence

Author: Betty Emery

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449701507

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 28

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Betty Emery, Author/Poet attributes all her works to beinginspired. She's had the privilege of working in the FinancialIndustry, the Steel Industry, and the field of Education. Hergreatest joy is enlightening children and cheer-leading parents.Books Published"Who Are You?""Respect, Responsibility, Reverence"West Bow PressPoems"In His Eyes"(Inspired after 9-11)"Cooper, My Love"(Inspired after the death of a friend's grandchild)