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theme of barrenness as most central biblical characters undergo a prolonged period of infertility and an attendant struggle to conceive. Employing theories of the hero pattern, this essay argues that the movement from barrenness to fertility is a mode of female initiation into a relationship with the

In: Biblical Interpretation

In medicine and demography, fertility (from Latin fertilis, “fruitful, productive, fertile”) refers to human fertility, the ability (in the biological sense) to produce offspring (“fruit”; cf. fruit of the womb as a designation of the human fetus). The term fertility is firmly rooted in human

Author: Alice Keefe

Horizons in Biblical Th eology 30 (2008) 21-41 www.brill.nl/hbth © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/187122008X294330 Hosea’s (In)Fertility God Alice A. Keefe Dept of Philosophy, 489 CCC, University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point, Stevens point, Wisconsin 54481, USA akeefe

In: Horizons in Biblical Theology

[German Version] Traditional societies (Society: II) see fertility as a special aspect of the life-force or the vital soul responsible for the organism's capacity to function, i.e. to move, and as, therefore, “measurable” by reduced or raised temperature. Transferred in procreation primarily

In: Religion Past and Present Online
Population, Economy and Environment in North and Central Sulawesi, 1600-1930
Combining historical geography with historical demography, and conceived as a study in environmental history, this book examines the long-term relationship between population, economy and environment in the northern half of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Using a rich variety of Dutch historical sources, including VOC and missionary archives, it attempts to reconstruct and analyse patterns of demographic, economic and landscape change throughout this large and ecologically diverse region over a period of almost three and a half centuries. Particular attention is given to the articulation between demographic and economic growth, to levels and determinants of reproductive fertility, to changing disease environments, and to the question of agricultural sustainability and its preconditions. The results call into question some common views regarding the reasons for low population growth, and the relationship between population density and landscape change, in the Southeast Asian past.

RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS Note: The Journal of Asian and African Studies invites communications in the form of short articles and reports about ongoing research, not exceeding 5,000 words, both in the empirical and theoretical fields. EDITOR Female Education, Modernity, and Fertility in India

In: Journal of Asian and African Studies
Author: K.S. Dhindsa

RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS Note: The Journal of Asian and African Studies invites communications in the form of short articles and reports about ongoing research, not exceeding 5,000 words both in the empirical and theoretical fields. EDITOR 1. Determinants of Fertility in Rural Punjab K. S

In: Journal of Asian and African Studies
Authors: John Hart and Keith Davies

use of an aqueous medium and dead bacteria as food simplifies both the protocol and interpretation of results. Keywords – fertility, longevity, nematodes, ovary, peptides. The soil nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is an amenable model organism for investigations in develop- ment, reproduction

In: Nematology

Fertility Attitudes Among Male Ghanaian Government Employees* LAWRENCE KANNAE** and BRIAN F. PENDLETON** ABSTRACT This paper examines the fertility attitudes of 484 Ghanaian male government employees. Most fertility/family planning research in Ghana has focused on women to the neglect of men

In: Journal of Asian and African Studies
Author: Rifat Akhter

1 Introduction A significant number of studies on development and fertility over the years have demonstrated that socioeconomic development has an impact on women’s status and anticipated changes in fertility during economic growth in developing countries. Over the years, fertility rates have

In: Perspectives on Global Development and Technology