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Matthew S. Goldstone

phenomenon relevant for the present work. Within the Greco-Roman and early Christian world the practice of parrhesia appears in a few different areas of discourse. One major arena is the political sphere. 78 As a political act, parrhesia is about speaking the truth to the general public or to a monarch

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Matthew S. Goldstone

Christian humility and sense of sin.” 6 Spelling out the nature of this incompatibility and the corresponding 4th century Christian view of parrhesia he writes, Christian humility, then, disrupts the classical ideal of friendship based on a consciousness of virtue. Christians writing in this vein present

Pia Andersson

mainly came to do religious rituals on the mound. These visits had become an integral part of the archaeologists’ daily life, just as they had become used to visits from film teams, journalists, and local and distant tourists. In 2003 additional panels were put up in the nearby visitor center, presenting

Juan Adolfo Vazquez

THE PRESENT STATE OF RESEARCH IN SOUTH AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY Since it is impossible to present South American mythology as a unified whole, for no such unity exists, 1 or as the isolated lore of each tribe, 2 because this would be an endless task, we shall confine our attention to a select number

Tadeusz Margul

PRESENT-DAY WORSHIP OF THE COW IN INDIA BY TADEUSZ MARGUL Lublin, Poland Animal worship in India does not extend its scope to all the kinds of living creatures represented there, as it did in Ancient Egypt. It favours rather a small number of animals: firstly the zebu, then the hulman ape

Zeev Gries

HASIDISM: THE PRESENT STATE OF RESEARCH AND SOME DESIRABLE PRIORITIES ZEEV GRIES The Hasidic movement founded by R. Israel ben Eliezer, Master of the Holy Name (the Besht), has commanded the interest of scholars in the fields of history, literature, and the study of religious beliefs and

Michiaki Okuyama

against Shimazono’s thesis, I will try to extract its positive implication under the present religio-political context in order to show the merits of his position. 2 Shimazono on State Shinto in the Postwar Context Here I summarize some features of Shimazono’s argument regarding State Shinto and examine

Zeev Gries

HASIDISM: THE PRESENT STATE OF RESEARCH AND SOME DESIRABLE PRIORITIES ZEEV GRIES (Sequeo The major expressions of Hasidic literary activity during its early generations are reperesented by various types of musar literature: homiletic discourses (derush), conduct literature (hanhagot), let- ters

Anders Klostergaard Petersen

extreme sports as well as in arts (Marina Abramović’s The Artist Is Present is a telling case). In the modern, secularized world, asceticism is expressed in the variety of bodily exercises found outside the more narrow sphere of religion as traditionally defined; but rather than seeing this in contrast

Guillaume Dye

from the idea present in the former text. In Q 70, what is implied is unceasing prayer (this explains the singular in Q 70:34 — there is only one prayer to guard, since it is always the same, unceasing prayer), whereas Q 23:9 refers to several prayers — probably three daily prayers. This idea of