Sisters and Brothers of the Common Life

Author: John Van Engen

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812290054

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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The Devotio Moderna, or Modern Devout, puzzled their contemporaries. Beginning in the 1380s in market towns along the Ijssel River of the east-central Netherlands and in the county of Holland, they formed households organized as communes and forged lives centered on private devotion. They lived on city streets alongside their neighbors, managed properties and rents in common, and worked in the textile and book trades, all the while refusing to profess vows as members of any religious order or to acquire spouses and personal property as lay citizens. They defended their self-designed style of life as exemplary and sustained it in the face of opposition, their women labeled "beguines" and their men "lollards," both meant as derogatory terms. Yet the movement grew, drawing in women and schoolboys, priests and laymen, and spreading outward toward Münster, Flanders, and Cologne. The Devout were arguably more culturally significant than the Lollards and Beguines, yet they have commanded far less scholarly attention in English. John Van Engen's magisterial book keeps the Modern Devout at its center and thinks through their story anew. Few interpreters have read the Devout so insistently within their own time and space by looking to the social and religious conditions that marked towns and parishes in northern Europe during the fifteenth century and examining the widespread upheavals in cultural and religious life between the 1370s and the 1440s. In Sisters and Brothers of the Common Life, Van Engen grasps the Devout in their humanity, communities, and beliefs, and places them firmly within the urban societies of the Low Countries and the cultures we call late medieval.

Life Lines

Author: Wayne Mutza

Publisher: The Guest Cottage, Inc.

ISBN: 9781930596122

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

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Firefighters and paramedics respond to calls for assistance without knowing exactly what they will encounter when they arrive. They perform the duties of their profession to the highest standards, day in and day out. It is sometimes difficult for them to talk about what they've encountered because it brings back many painful memories. In Life Lines: Stories from the Firehouse, Milwaukee firefighters and paramedics recount some of the most memorable calls of their careers. Author and former firefighter Wayne Mutza presents these true stories in the rescuers' own words. These stories will make you laugh and make you cry. They will renew your respect for those who have chosen to protect and serve. Book jacket.

Sibling Stories

Author: Lynne Stern Feiges,Mary Jane Weiss

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781931282543

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 157

View: 5650

Sibling relationships involving a brother or sister with an autism spectrum dis-order can present enormous emotional challenges for everyone involved. This exceptional collection of deeply moving first-person excerpts from interviews with 20 siblings offers in-depth coverage of the issues of paramount concern to typical siblings like establishing boundaries and resentment. A chapter devoted to coping strategies is enhanced by end-of-chapter professional advice on how to maximize the sibling relationship.

A Social History of British Performance Cultures 1900-1939

Author: Maggie B. Gale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351397192

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

View: 2924

This book provides a new social history of British performance cultures in the early decades of the twentieth century, where performance across stage and screen was generated by dynamic and transformational industries. Exploring an era book-ended by wars and troubled by social unrest and political uncertainty, A Social History of British Performance Cultures 1900–1939 makes use of the popular material cultures produced by and for the industries – autobiographies, fan magazines and trade journals, as well as archival holdings, popular sketches, plays and performances. Maggie B. Gale looks at how the performance industries operated, circulated their products and self-regulated their professional activities, in a period where enfranchisement, democratization, technological development and legislation shaped the experience of citizenship. Through close examination of material evidence and a theoretical underpinning, this book shows how performance industries reflected and challenged this experience, and explored the ways in which we construct our ‘performance’ as participants in the public realm. Suited not only to scholars and students of British theatre and theatre history, but to general readers as well, A Social History of British Performance Cultures 1900–1939 offers an original intervention into the construction of British theatre and performance histories, offering new readings of the relationship between the material cultures of performance, the social, professional and civic contexts from which they arise, and on which they reflect.

Authors, Users, and Pirates

Author: James Meese

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262037440

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 1602

An examination of subjectivity in copyright law, analyzing authors, users, and pirates through a relational framework.

Putting Intellectual Property in its Place

Author: Laura J. Murray,S. Tina Piper,Kirsty Robertson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019933627X

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 1402

Putting Intellectual Property in its Place examines the relationship between creativity and intellectual property law on the premise that, despite concentrated critical attention devoted to IP law from academic, policy and activist quarters, its role as a determinant of creative activity is overstated. The effects of IP rights or law are usually more unpredictable, non-linear, or illusory than is often presumed. Through a series of case studies focusing on nineteenth century journalism, "fake" art, plant hormone research between the wars, online knitting communities, creativity in small cities, and legal practice, the authors discuss the many ways people comprehend the law through information and opinions gathered from friends, strangers, coworkers, and the media. They also show how people choose to share, create, negotiate, and dispute based on what seems fair, just, or necessary, in the context of how their community functions in that moment, while ignoring or reimagining legal mechanisms. In this book authors Murray, Piper, and Robertson define "the everyday life of IP law", constituting an experiment in non-normative legal scholarship, and in building theory from material and located practice.

Anointed Women Called to Preach the Gospel

Author: Beverly C. Brown

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490848282

Category: Religion

Page: 114

View: 7739

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony.” -- Revelation 12:11 (KJV) The life-changing powerful and inspiring testimonies from the lives of three women who have overcome extreme challenges and tragedy will strengthen your soul and renew your spirit to strive onward. Evangelist Beverly Brown captures the essence of God through these true stories and declares victory over the enemy, to encourage you to walk in God’s divine purpose.

My Brother's Life

Author: John Mark Read

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440110867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 3537

For a man who died in the prime of his life, he had much to say. Some of what he wrote is brilliant. Some is "way out, man." See what the mind is capable of in different periods of life. See what the mind contemplates when it is awash in various wonder drugs. The purpose for living is a quest of everyone, at sometime. Sometimes people figure it out -- sometimes they don't. How long does one need to decipher the "meaning of life?"


Author: Elois Wilform-Malcolm

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491844329

Category: Religion

Page: 316

View: 6267

Meditations on Life and Living...Born Out of Love for God are basic but simple testimonials in story format with Scripture as the catalyst and theme for their birth. How many times have you sat alone somewhere just reflecting on the simplicity of blessed you are, from where you came compared to where you are now. Author, Elois Wilform-Malcolm, brings these everyday things to life. It will seem as though you are right there by her side, witnessing what she does in her own mind, seeing, feeling, understanding her point of view as she correlates biblical Scriptures into her reflections and how your understanding of Scripture can be a driving force for you own life. Meditations on Life and Living...Born Out of Love for God will allow you to relive your past, reflect on the glory of your present and marvel at your future when you realize the joy, happiness, contentment and peace of mind you attain through a life with God. You will see where you were before salvation, understand who you are in your salvation and strive to be even better through salvation. You will see how Scriptures are being brought to “light” through everyday life situations. Wait till you read catchy titles such as: Throw Down Your Rocks, The Fragrance of Christ, or Wake Up Everybody. You will find excitement in the directions each testimonial meditation will take you. Reading these meditation will bring about purpose for studying the Bible, which is not to know the Bible but to know God. The Bible is not a book of rules but a book of principles which are clearly and simply brought out through these meditations. We get to know God through His Word, His spirit, our experiences and through prayer. May you be blessed!!