Translation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania
Author: Patrick M. Erben
Publisher: UNC Press Books
In early Pennsylvania, translation served as a utopian tool creating harmony across linguistic, religious, and ethnic differences. Patrick Erben challenges the long-standing historical myth--first promulgated by Benjamin Franklin--that language diversity posed a threat to communal coherence. He deftly traces the pansophist and Neoplatonist philosophies of European reformers that informed the radical English and German Protestants who founded the "holy experiment." Their belief in hidden yet persistent links between human language and the word of God impelled their vision of a common spiritual idiom. Translation became the search for underlying correspondences between diverse human expressions of the divine and served as a model for reconciliation and inclusiveness. Drawing on German and English archival sources, Erben examines iconic translations that engendered community in colonial Pennsylvania, including William Penn's translingual promotional literature, Francis Daniel Pastorius's multilingual poetics, Ephrata's "angelic" singing and transcendent calligraphy, the Moravians' polyglot missions, and the common language of suffering for peace among Quakers, Pietists, and Mennonites. By revealing a mystical quest for unity, Erben presents a compelling counternarrative to monolingualism and Enlightenment empiricism in eighteenth-century America.
Spirits in Early Modern Science, Religion, Literature and Music
Author: Steffen Schneider
Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH
English summary: The notion 'spirit' is dazzling: it has manifold meanings and plays a crucial role in Early Modern medicine, psychology, religion, natural philosophy and cosmology. This book contains twenty papers, written by international experts; it explores how those disciplines conceived of the spirits and shows that knowledge of the spirits is an essential prerequisite for the understanding of Renaissance literature and music. The volume focuses on the way in which the spirits act upon the soul's perception, imagination and cognition, and on the cultural practices which aim to use, to purge, or to ban the spirits. German description: Der Begriff des Spiritus ist schillernd: mit seinen vielfaltigen Bedeutungen bildet er einen zentralen Bezugspunkt fur die fruhneuzeitliche Medizin, Psychologie, Religion, Naturerkenntnis und Kosmologie. Das Buch enthalt zwanzig Beitrage von internationalen Experten, es untersucht die Konzeptionen der Spiritus in diesen Disziplinen und zeigt, dass deren Kenntnis eine wichtige Voraussetzung fur das Verstandnis vormoderner Literatur und Musik darstellt. Der Band fokussiert die Rolle der Spiritus fur Wahrnehmung, Vorstellung und Erkenntnis und die kulturellen Praktiken, mit denen die Geister genutzt oder gebannt werden konnen.
The Nebraska State Capitol
Author: Frederick C. Luebke
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Since its completion in 1932, the Nebraska State Capitol has been widely recognized as an architectural masterpiece, one that justifiably inspires pride in the citizens of the state and admiration in people everywhere. Rising four hundred feet from a massive two-story base, domed with gold-glazed tile and topped with a bronze statueøof a pioneer sower of grain, it can be seen for miles on the plains. This most striking of statehouses, designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue in 1920 and under construction for a decade, successfully embodies the union of art, architecture, and humanism. A Harmony of the Arts: The Nebraska State Capitol surveys in words and pictures the architectural achievement and the artists responsible for it. Frederick C. Luebke introduces the book with a history of the capitals and capitols of Nebraska. H. Keith Sawyers writes about Goodhue?s architectural vision, which was carried out by other artists after his death. David Murphy examines the contribution of Hartley Burr Alexander, the philosopher and anthropologist who developed the symbological details of Goodhue?s vision and invested the building?s many inscriptions with poetic elegance. Dale L. Gibbs considers Lee Lawrie?s sculpture, remarkably congruent with the general design. Joan Woodside and Betsy Gabb discuss the decorative art of the mosaicist, Hildreth Meiere. Norman Geske and Jon Nelson examine the capitol murals, painted by eight artists over four decades. And Robert C. Ripley allows the reader to see the building in its setting, as landscaped by Ernst Herminghaus. Lavishly illustrated and handsomely produced, A Harmony of the Arts presents the first survey in many years of Nebraska?s magnificent capitol and offers new ways of looking at it.
Author: J. Dwight Pentecost
This is a harmony of the Gospels giving the text of one, two, three, or four of the Gospels (depending on how many describe any one episode) on the same page. Though it stands on its own as a valuable resource, the book is also a companion volume to 'The Words and Works of Jesus Christ.'
The New International Version
Author: Orville E. Daniel
Publisher: Baker Books
An easy-to-use harmony of the four Gospels, featuring one main story line in bold type.
Author: Ralph Daniel Heim
Publisher: Fortress Press
A classic manual that has gone through more than twenty printings, this book is the first Harmony of the Gospels to use the Revised Standard Version of the Bible. This simple and nontechnical book presents the Gospel materials in parallel columns in order that the Bible reader can compare the varied texts. It does not restrict itself simply to the Synoptic Gospels but includes the Fourth Gospel as well, thus enabling an overview of the major New Testament descriptions of the life and ministry of Jesus.Dr. Heim presents the story mainly in terms of the action involved, while at the same time disclosing the substance of the teaching passages as adequately as possible. He exposes the major parallels in several accounts without tearing texts from their contexts and without constantly breaking up passages and transposing verses. He deliberately focuses on the large movements of thought and action, avoiding minutiae of all kinds. Although footnotes and cross references are held to a minimum, an index is provided for easy location of individual passages.
According to the Acts of the Apostles and the Pauline Epistles
Author: Frank J. Goodwin
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This book is designed as a handbook for students, to be used with short outline studies of Paul's life. It is called a harmony because Goodwin has endeavored to blend the history of Paul's life as given in the Acts of the Apostles with selections from the Pauline Epistles. Luke's history of Paul's life is given as a basis and is printed in full. Passages from Paul's letters are treated as parallel or supplementary to the Acts. The harmony intends to treat only the biography of Paul, the dogmatic and ethical portions of his writings are generally omitted.
Author: Watchman Nee
Publisher: Christian Fellowship Publishers
In this book, Watchman Nee shares with younger colleagues the absolute necessity for the spirit of the gospel, giving practical instructions on how to preach the gospel, and the four indispensable factors to an acceptance of the gospel.