helps to clarify the concept. As Aepinus explains, if these parts were abolished or not exercised, all the societies, all the business and the states of life would be stopped, and dissolved, as a body is drawn by lot and falls if the nerves or veins were cut. 147 Societal cohesion is guaranteed by
century: the city was reputed to have people living there with tails ( Dröge 2017 :11, 311). The few reports about peculiarities in the nature or culture of India were easily filled in by means of well-known European narrative traditions. Was there an animal in India that had a single horn on its head
Nobili attempted to understand what held the local population back from being open to the missionaries. He slowly came to understand that the unwillingness to listen to the European missionaries was due not to their message as such but to their way of life. The missionaries were exponents of a strange
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rather than religious practice. But we received a good Jewish education. At the age of fifteen, my parents decided to send me off to Israel, I think more motivated by the rather grim circumstances in South Africa in the mid-1970s. But that was facilitated by a school program, so we went off together—a
Center. One of those honored by Israel was celebrated a few years ago in a special way on the centennial of his birth, Jan Karski (1914–2000), who gave the moving report in the film Shoah on his visit to the Warsaw ghetto and who spent most of his life as a professor at Georgetown University. But
global effort to Christianize all living people. Motivating this campaign was the widely held belief that a worldwide population that had received Christianity would bring the second coming of Christ.
Barzana understood the spread of the Spanish and Portuguese empires as a sign that the world
spiritual director of Pondicherry’s four thousand Tamil Catholics (1744–51). In 1748, he also founded a Carmelite convent for Tamil girls as a testament to his commitment to the contemplative life—hardly a man, one would think, convinced by the idea that human fulfilment depends primarily on reason. As an
of its chief beneficiaries.
Citizens demonstrating these virtues are not motivated by fear or hope of consequences in the next life. The distance from the values of the Ratio studiorum is striking, and the compatibility of such a benevolent state with the claims Kollár made for the
Not every elder was a holy man in the indigenous culture; only the most noble elders could reach this status. In so doing, they became the living curators of indigenous traditions, as well as the most zealous protectors of their nation’s stories and news. 23 Therefore, their deaths represented a