The poet and the novelist write largely out of personal experience, and must give expression to the effects of their own history. What they have seen and felt, gives shape and tone to what they write; that which is nearest their own hearts is poured forth in their books. To ignore these influences is to overlook a better part of what they write, and is often to lose the explanation of many features of their work. Shakspere is one of those who are of no time or place, whose words gain no added meaning in view of what he was and how he lived; but it is not so with a great number of the best and most inspiring writers.
Thus, we are grateful to the Western Regional CCL and its organizers and sponsors for allowing space for such discussions to arise.
It is no small thing to feel the encouragement of others. We have also been helped enormously by Cheryl Wall and her keyboarding skills, by the librarians at our respective institutions, as well as by the editors and staff at Palgrave in New York.
Of course, the contributors themselves are owed a great deal because of their hard work on various drafts. We believe the collection is a direct result of their fine scholarship. A very special thanks goes to the artist, Jenni Lin, for the use of her thought-provoking collage on the cover.
This page intentionally left blank Introduction: The hijackers involved in the suicide mission were quickly and clearly identified as religious fundamentalists.
New discussions began on street corners, at family dinner tables, on the Internet, and in academic conferences.
From around the world there are regular reports of violence as a direct result of religious devotion. As the twentyfirst century opens, it is clear that the task of understanding and responding to religious extremists is paramount.
For some people, religion continues to be a source of radicalism and extremism, but for others, it serves to enrich life with meaning, purpose, and peace of heart and mind.
For some, religion is a very public identifier, while for others it is a private and personal reality, something protected from public display or public scrutiny. In all the various responses to religion there is a continuum of experience and thinking.
We also became academics, both committed to scholarship, and both educated to the doctoral level at secular institutions. In addition, we grew up during the mid-twentieth century and experienced much of our intellectual formation in the last decade of that century, a time when religion in Western society was on the wane and something seen as old-fashioned and out of sync with intellectual life.
The s and s were decades of liberalism in both the United States and Canada.
All areas of influence felt the effect of postmodern diversity and a widening of opportunity for many as a direct result. Ideas of modernism were giving way to the postmodern world, one where various individual experiences and opinions were encouraged and promoted. This widening of experience certainly included a widening of experience and opportunity for women.
In the s and s, feminism experienced a vibrant, almost frenzied focus as it profiled the female experience to be seen as dynamic and long misunderstood as lesser than the male experience.
During our childhoods, women claimed more freedoms than ever before: Women went into various careers in record numbers, and they continued to pursue these careers amidst their domestic roles or in reaction to them.
Academic life also opened up for many women, and, hence, both of us grew up seeing our own life course as one of choice: Working as two academics who are also Christians, and working in academic disciplines that study and deal with human issues, situations, and responses, it was inevitable that we would confront the basic question of how our intellectual lives and commitments as academics and how our spiritual lives and commitments as Christians would come together.
This Introduction 3 coming together has, of course, happened and continues to profoundly shape all the deep textures of our lives:Elegantly intriguing, Jane and the Ghosts of Netley is a beautifully crafted novel of wit, character, and suspense that transports Jane and her many fans into a mystery of truly historical proportions—and a case that will test the amateur sleuth’s true colors under fire.
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Through comparative analysis among thematic groupings of portraits and analogous literary texts, Redford shows how Sargent devised and transmitted that code. The result is an enhanced awareness of Sargent’s daring gamesmanship, his place in the history of portraiture, and the dynamics of allusion in both art and literature.
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is and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her. For Temple's character emerges more and more clearly as the letters go on--it is a proof of Dorothy's gift as a correspondent.
A good letter-writer so takes the colour of the reader at the other end, that from reading the one we can imagine the other.