Literature and Quest

Literature and Quest
Author: Christine Arkinstall
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 155
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9789051835151
ISBN 13: 9051835159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature and Quest Book Review:

What does the word “quest” conjure up? A journey in the hope of fulfillment, an exploration of identities, questions, the nature of research itself, or the darker side of quest in the form of conquest, colonisation and displacement? These are some of the threads taken up and developed in this collection of essays by established and emerging scholars. Germaine Greer, Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, Serge Doubrovsky, A. S. Byatt, Novalis, Melville, Valéry, Beckett, Stanislao Nievo, Victor Segalen, Sibilla Aleramo, Dacia Maraini, Defoe, Tournier, Coetzee, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Cintio Vitier, Domingo del Monte, Ramón de Palma, Pablo Armando Fernández, Hubert Aquin, Anne Hébert , Homer, Proust, Balzac and Robbe-Grillet provide the literary voices that invite these scholars to embark on their own quests into subjects as diverse as the relationships between texts, authors and readers, the initiatic journey, spirituality and enlightenment, female autobiography and identity, oppression, imperialism and postcolonial discourses, not to mention the history of the quest itself. The result is a rich tapestry of thought-provoking insights into the inexhaustible connections between literature and quest.

Quest

Quest
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1994-08
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X002686065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Is the Quest for Meaning the Quest for God

Is the Quest for Meaning the Quest for God
Author: Wessel Stoker
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9789042000407
ISBN 13: 9042000406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is the Quest for Meaning the Quest for God Book Review:

Traditionally, religion was the supplier of meaning. It is often said that the quest for meaning is at bottom a quest for God, a quest that can only find an adequate answer in religion. But then what is the alternative for those who reject religion? Emptiness and meaninglessness, as Nietzsche succinctly formulated it: We have killed God. Are we not straying as through an infinite nothing? In the meantime, non-believers have found a solution for the crisis in meaning. People are not (usually) nihilists but live their lives and consider them to be meaningful without religion. This study is concerned with determining once again the place of the ascription of meaning from the perspective of the Christian faith in its relation to the non-religious ascription of meaning. For this purpose an analysis is given of contemporary theological and philosophical views of the problem of meaning. The crisis of meaning as it has arisen in Nietzsche and the theatre of the absurd is examined. Stoker also discusses contemporary forms of the ascription of meaning without religion such as self-actualization and functional rationality as sources of meaning. Stoker rejects an 'apologetics of need'. He posits that the Christian faith does not have an exclusive right to the ascription of meaning, but this obtains also for secular forms of the ascription of meaning such as humanism. Is God then the 'ultimate concern' of each person? From the perspective of the Christian faith, yes, but this does not mean that the non-religious ascription of meaning as such must be viewed negatively. Stoker illustrates how the religious and the non-religious ascriptions of meaning are similar and how they differ. Both are intended to be the source of meaning for human questions of life and death. With respect to their differences the author demonstrates that the ascription of meaning from the perspective of the Christian faith does not entail a disqualification of a non-religious worldview but is intended to make people more human.

China s Quest for National Identity

China s Quest for National Identity
Author: Lowell Dittmer,Samuel S. Kim,Teacher of Korean Foreign Relations and Korean Politics Department of Political Science Associate Director of the Center for Korean Research East Asia Institute Samuel S Kim
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780801480645
ISBN 13: 0801480647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Quest for National Identity Book Review:

In search of a theory of national identity / Lowell Dittmer, Samuel S. Kim -- National identity in premodern China : formation and role enactment / Michael Ng-Quinn -- Chinese national identity and the strong state : the late Qing-Republican crisis / Michael H. Hunt -- Rites or beliefs? The construction of a unified culture in late imperial China / James L. Watson -- Change and continuity in Chinese cultural identity : the filial ideal and the transformation of an ethic / Richard W. Wilson -- China's intellectuals in the Deng era : loss of identity with the state / Merle Goldman, Perry Link, Su Wei -- China coast identities : regional, national, and global / Lynn White, Li Cheng -- China as a third world state : foreign policy and official national identity / Peter Van Ness -- China's multiple identities in east Asia : China as a regional force / Robert A. Scalapino -- Whither China's quest for national identity? / Sammuel S. Kim, Lowell Dittmer

The Quest for Truth

The Quest for Truth
Author: F. Leroy Forlines
Publsiher: Randall House Publications
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780892659623
ISBN 13: 0892659629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest for Truth Book Review:

This invaluable tool seriously discusses profound truths that apply to every facet of life. Biblical truth should be made applicable to the total personality. The "inescapable questions of life" are answered from the standard of God's authoritative Word.

The Quest for a General Theory of Leadership

The Quest for a General Theory of Leadership
Author: George R. Goethals,Georgia Jones Sorenson
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 1847202934
ISBN 13: 9781847202932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest for a General Theory of Leadership Book Review:

This book represents a most robust look at the study of leadership while representing multiple disciplines in a quest to find agreement about leadership and theory. Russ Volckmann, International Leadership Review In this compelling book, top scholars from diverse fields describe the progress they have made in developing a general theory of leadership. Led by James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer Prize winning author of the classic Leadership (1978), they tell the story of this intellectual venture and the conclusions and questions that arose from it. The early chapters describe how, in order to discuss an integrative theory, the group first wrestled with the nature of theory as well as basic aspects of the human condition that make leadership necessary and possible. They then tackle topics such as: the many faces of power woven into the leadership fabric; crucial elements of group dynamics and the leader follower relationship; ethical issues lying at the heart of leadership; constructivist perspectives on leadership, causality, and social change; and the historical and cultural contexts that influence and are influenced by leadership. The book concludes with a commentary by Joanne Ciulla and an Afterword by James MacGregor Burns. The contributors thorough coverage of leadership, as well as their approach to this unique undertaking, will be of great interest to leaders, students and scholars of leadership.

Hegel s Quest For Certainty

Hegel s Quest For Certainty
Author: Joseph C. Flay
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1984-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780873958776
ISBN 13: 0873958772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hegel s Quest For Certainty Book Review:

In a major contribution to Hegel scholarship, Professor Flay has written two books in one. The first is a close and original reading of the Phenomenology of Spirit and the second, an invaluable source book containing a bibliography (more than 450 titles) and footnotes which discuss in detail the secondary resource material.

The Quest of the Hermeneutical Jesus

The Quest of the Hermeneutical Jesus
Author: Robert B. Stewart
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780761840961
ISBN 13: 0761840966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest of the Hermeneutical Jesus Book Review:

The Quest of the Hermeneutical Jesus is a study in how reading documents referring to Jesus influences conclusions as to who Jesus was as a figure in history. In this book, author Robert B. Stewart leads his readers through the projects of two of the most important and influential scholars in the field of historical Jesus research, in order to show his readers how the philosophical presuppositions and hermeneutical methods of Crossan and Wright impact their respective historical conclusions concerning Jesus. There is arguably no more important question in religious studies than: What can we know about Jesus? Stewart takes on the task of filling the void in this area by addressing how hermeneutics influences history. In addition to highlighting the work of two great scholars, Stewart also provides a useful introduction and guide through much of the maze of contemporary literary criticism.

The Quest for Epic

The Quest for Epic
Author: Sergio Zatti,Sally Hill,Dennis Looney
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0802093736
ISBN 13: 9780802093738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest for Epic Book Review:

An original and challenging work, The Quest for Epic documents the development of Italian narrative from the chivalric romance at the end of the fifteenth century to the genre of epic in the sixteenth century.

The Contemporary Quest for Jesus

The Contemporary Quest for Jesus
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 104
Release:
ISBN 10: 9781451414950
ISBN 13: 1451414951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Contemporary Quest for Jesus Book Review:

One of the most prominent voices in New Testament research today concisely explores what he sees as the six major questions historical Jesus research must address, including: How does Jesus fit into Judaism? What were Jesus' aims? and Why did Jesus die?

The Knight on His Quest

The Knight on His Quest
Author: Piotr Sadowski
Publsiher: University of Delaware Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780874135800
ISBN 13: 087413580X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Knight on His Quest Book Review:

This book offers an integrated interpretative analysis of the major thematic aspects of the English fourteenth-century romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The chief aim of author Piotr Sadowski is to look at the contents of the narrative in their entirety and to take full advantage of the poem's exceptional and widely praised harmony of structure and design. Within that design, Sadowski focuses on the poem's presentation of the main protagonist and his adventures, seen first of all as a generalized metaphor of the human life understood as a spiritual quest, and, in a more historical sense, as an expression and critique of certain ideals, values, and anxieties that characterized the late medieval institutions of the court, chivalry, and the Church. Sadowski built the interpretive framework of Sir Gawain from an eclectic theoretical base that he believes is most valuable and useful in approaching medieval literature. The main focus of the study remains the literary text itself, created by an author who communicates his view of the world through the poem.

The Quest

The Quest
Author: Daniel Yergin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 1101563702
ISBN 13: 9781101563700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest Book Review:

This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.

The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture

The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture
Author: Edwin Bryant
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780195169478
ISBN 13: 0195169476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture Book Review:

This work studies how Indian scholars have rejected the idea of an external origin of the Indo-Aryans, by questioning the logic assumptions and methods upon which the theory is based.

The Paul Quest

The Paul Quest
Author: Ben Witherington III
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2001-10-22
ISBN 10: 9780830826605
ISBN 13: 0830826602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paul Quest Book Review:

Ben Witherington III examines the various profiles of the historical Paul that have been newly discovered, revealing how a reacquaintance with the classical Roman world has filled in even more details of Paul's life and work.

Kennedy s Quest for Victory American Foreign Policy 1961 1963

Kennedy s Quest for Victory   American Foreign Policy  1961 1963
Author: Thomas G. Paterson Professor of History University of Connecticut
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 432
Release: 1989-02-16
ISBN 10: 0198021488
ISBN 13: 9780198021483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kennedy s Quest for Victory American Foreign Policy 1961 1963 Book Review:

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Quest for Conception

Quest for Conception
Author: Marcia C. Inhorn
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 441
Release: 1994-08
ISBN 10: 9780812215281
ISBN 13: 0812215281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quest for Conception Book Review:

In Quest for Conception, Marcia C. Inhorn portrays the poignant struggles of poor, urban Egyptian women and their attempts to overcome infertility. The author draws upon fifteen months of fieldwork in urban Egypt to present moving stories of infertile Muslim women whose tumultuous medical pilgrimages have yet to produce the desired pregnancies. Inhorn examines the devastating impact of infertility on the lives of these women, who are threatened with divorce by their husbands, harassed by their husbands' families, and ostracized by neighbors.

In Quest of the Historical Pharisees

In Quest of the Historical Pharisees
Author: Jacob Neusner,Bruce Chilton
Publsiher: Baylor University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1932792724
ISBN 13: 9781932792720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Quest of the Historical Pharisees Book Review:

This work sketches the many portraits of the Pharisees that emerge from ancient sources. Based upon the Gospels, the writings of Paul, Josephus, the Mishnah, the Tosefta, and archeology, the volume profiles the Pharisees and explores the relationship between the Pharisees and the Judaic religious system foreshadowed by the library of Qumran. A great virtue of this study is that no attempt is made to homogenize the distinct pictures or reconstruct a singular account of the Pharisees; instead, by carefully considering the sources, the chapters allow different pictures of the Pharisees to stand side by side.

Yukon Quest

Yukon Quest
Author: Lew Freedman
Publsiher: Epicenter Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781935347057
ISBN 13: 1935347055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yukon Quest Book Review:

Over beer and hamburgers at the Two Rivers Lodge near Fairbanks, Alaska, a small group of mushers conceived a gutsy idea for a new sled dog race that would be more challenging than any other marathon race in the Far North. In 1984, mushers organized the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Soon, mushers adopted an unofficial race motto, "Survive first, race second." The Quest trail boasts fewer checkpoints, longer wilderness runs, and more campouts. The trail crosses three mountain passes, including the dreaded 3,685-foot Eagle Summit, a killer of mushers' dreams. Outdoor survival skills and self reliance are on a par with commercial sponsorships and high-tech sleds and mushing gear. Yukon Quest is an exciting, inspirational story full of bigger-than-life characters told by Lew Freedman, best-selling author of eight books about sled-dog racing. Includes a list of race champions, names of all finishers, and 16 pages of photos.

The Quest for Wholeness

The Quest for Wholeness
Author: Carl G. Vaught
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 1982-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780873955935
ISBN 13: 0873955935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest for Wholeness Book Review:

"This book has been written for the artist, for the theologian, and for the philosopher, each of whom must be concerned with the question, "What does it mean to be human?" But at a deeper level, it is written for any reader who knows what it means to be fragmented, and who is willing to undertake a quest for wholeness in experiential and reflective terms." -- from the Preface The Quest for Wholeness is a philosophic odyssey into humankind's feelings of fragmentation, and the search for unity born of those feelings. It blends the concreteness of art and religion with the discipline of philosophy to illuminate those places in experience and reflection where fragmentation is encountered and the meaning of wholeness is first discovered. Carl Vaught discusses the problems of fragmentation and unity, beginning with the aesthetic concreteness represented by the quest in Herman Melville's Moby Dick; moving through the religious dimension represented by the biblical stories of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses; passing on to the reflective discourse in Plato's Euthyphro; and ending in a confrontation with Hegel that unites the concrete particularity of religious and communal life with the dialectic of Socrates' normative reasoning. This book is written with the conviction that the professional philosopher should not address a merely professional audience, but the larger world as well, and that in the end he must come to terms with himself and with the most pressing questions that confront the human spirit.

The Spiritual Quest

The Spiritual Quest
Author: Robert Mitchell Torrance
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 367
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780520081321
ISBN 13: 0520081323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spiritual Quest Book Review:

Robert Torrance's wide-ranging, innovative study argues that the spiritual quest is rooted in our biological, psychological, linguistic, and social nature. The quest is not, as most have believed, a rare mystical experience, but a frequent expression of our most basic human impulses. Shaman and scientist, medium and poet, prophet and philosopher, all venture forth in quest of visionary truths to transform and renew the world. Yet Torrance is not trying to reduce the quest to an "archetype" or "monomyth." Instead, he presents the full diversity of the quest in the myths and religious practices of tribal peoples throughout the world, from Oceania to India, Africa, Siberia, and especially the Americas. In theorizing about the quest, Torrance draws on thinkers as diverse as Bergson and Piaget, van Gennep and Turner, Pierce and Popper, Freud, Darwin, and Chomsky. This is a book that will expand our knowledge--and awareness--of a fundamental human activity in all its fascinating complexity. Robert Torrance's wide-ranging, innovative study argues that the spiritual quest is rooted in our biological, psychological, linguistic, and social nature. The quest is not, as most have believed, a rare mystical experience, but a frequent expression of our most basic human impulses. Shaman and scientist, medium and poet, prophet and philosopher, all venture forth in quest of visionary truths to transform and renew the world. Yet Torrance is not trying to reduce the quest to an "archetype" or "monomyth." Instead, he presents the full diversity of the quest in the myths and religious practices of tribal peoples throughout the world, from Oceania to India, Africa, Siberia, and especially the Americas. In theorizing about the quest, Torrance draws on thinkers as diverse as Bergson and Piaget, van Gennep and Turner, Pierce and Popper, Freud, Darwin, and Chomsky. This is a book that will expand our knowledge--and awareness--of a fundamental human activity in all its fascinating complexity.