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to discover the other’s world: the farmer’s life in the hills and the teacher’s life in town with its formal educational institutions. In addition, the farmer’s son gets to know and appreciate his father from a new perspective. The cinematic version of the short story adds another aspect to the

In: Simplify, simplify! Brevity, Plainness and Their Complications in American Literature and Culture
Author: Joerg O. Fichte

treating major episodes from Arthur’s “life,” all three works have a utopian disposition and are thus reductions because the narrative is controlled by one overriding idea. This approach makes them markedly different from Le Morte d’Arthur . Whether the utopian place envisioned is located nowhere (ουτοπος

In: Simplify, simplify! Brevity, Plainness and Their Complications in American Literature and Culture

I regard the establishment [of the Church] as a nonsense in philosophy and theology and as impracticable in every other way … nothing to do with religion and everything to do with shoring up a particular concept of national life. Donald Soper 1 Before he became Dean of St Patrick

In: Reading Swift
Author: Michael Dopffel

validators of mystical experiences will be explored in a specific case occurring in the radical Pietist community of Ephrata near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The moderate revivalists of New England shared little philosophical commonalities with the Pietist Brethren living on the frontier, where “mystical

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

around a particular ideal of Christian love as well as practice in daily life: a return to the truth of Scriptures; an active laity practicing faith; godliness and love towards all, including heretics; an ordained ministry restricted to truly converted Christians; and the importance of pastoral practices

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

suffered. The enraged landlord, Josiah Cotton, claimed the whole occurrence to be nothing more than a scam perpetrated by one of his tenants, John Clark, who had been upset about the living arrangements in the house. As gawkers and neighbors continued to discourage new tenants, Cotton’s already mounting

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

suffered. The enraged landlord, Josiah Cotton, claimed the whole occurrence to be nothing more than a scam perpetrated by one of his tenants, John Clark, who had been upset about the living arrangements in the house. As gawkers and neighbors continued to discourage new tenants, Cotton’s already mounting

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

, solid, living piety, and the calling forth of men who are dead in sin unto a pious, sober, and righteous life” (qtd. in Lovelace 33–34). In order to advance one’s personal piety, Mather suggested practices of devotion including the traditional Christian ones of fasting, charity and prayer, as well as

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

, personified by the later Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658) and the Fifth Monarchy Men. As a result the heterogeneous Dissenting and Nonconformist communities in England faced critical scrutiny in public life after the decline of the Commonwealth. Politically, the restoration of the monarchy in 1660

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

, and God watched over all. More intriguing are the insights they provide into contemporary social life which the appearance of an apparition could infuse with moral and religious relevance. Such was the case when in 1679 a spiritual encounter, published as Great News from Middlerow in Holbourn

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function