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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 53–66.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Bernard McGinn Abstract Teresa of Ávila has long been noted as one of the most influential Christian mystical teachers for her doctrine on contemplative prayer, mystical graces, and union with God. Her writings, especially the Life and The Interior Castle , have been widely read from the later...
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English Language Notes (2022) 60 (1): 67–81.
Published: 01 April 2022
... will. The specific types of addiction a person inclined toward were determined by a host of variables, including temperament, age, and gender. As this article reveals, in early modern accounts of addicted behavior young men were associated with lust and old men with contemplation, while women were considered more...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 7–20.
Published: 01 April 2018
... to monastic discourses on the life of contemplation and the life of action. While critique is widely understood to indicate that something is undone or swept away, there is recurring difficulty determining what constitutes a truly new or transformative turn. This is a political as well as theoretical matter...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2018
... and the mystical in Christian theology—the contemplative versus the active life. Long believed to be oppositional ends of Christian practice, the active and the contemplative come together in McGinn’s description of the last fifteen years of Teresa of Ávila’s life in which, after earlier claims about...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 43–52.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., that of late thirteenth-century Umbria, we find again a repetition of a scriptural narrative with the aim of its bodily and affective recapitulation through assimilation. Angela of Foligno, a Franciscan tertiary, contemplates pieces of the flesh of the wounded Christ, seeking the dissipation of her own self...
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English Language Notes (2005) 43 (2): 116–133.
Published: 01 December 2005
... boasts that according to John Jacob Astor his dom­ inant virtues are prudence and m ethod (BS 636). Prudence is Cicero s one category concerned with contemplation rather than action; however, in his guidelines for a prudent life, his main con­ cern is avoidance of too much contemplation. He has...
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English Language Notes (2017) 55 (1-2): 9–21.
Published: 01 March 2017
... plation." To ask w hat enables contractions is thus to ask w h at contem plation is. Contemplation has nothing to do w ith thinking; it is neither m editation nor reflection and is unrelated to representation, im agination or apperception; it is neither conceptual nor pic­ torial. It is not a mental...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 October 2020
... also closes its cycle by returning to darkness. Some traditions treat the dark moon and the new moon as one and the same. Others distinguish them as separate entities, with the dark moon indicating the pause between cycles. The dark moon can provide a moment of retreat, of quiet contemplation...
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English Language Notes (2004) 42 (2): 35–40.
Published: 01 December 2004
..., or the com position o f h e r figure u p o n the ottom an. (239-40) Then again, later in the narrative: Mrs. Merdle shrugged h er snowy shoulders (391) and Mrs. Merdle was so m uch engaged with the contemplation of her arms (beautiful-formed arms, and the very thing for bracelets (392). In Phiz s...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 241–246.
Published: 01 April 2018
... themselves contributed to a symbolic mystical community whereby meditation on these models of holiness served as moral preparation for contemplation. Consequently, in the medieval kingdom of Castile and, by virtue of the pan-European use of liturgies concerning death, the rest of the continent, the mystical...
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English Language Notes (2019) 57 (2): 43–57.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and comes from the misty mountains to receive the noblest homage of an intelligent creature—praise.” 12 In a moment of “sublime admiration,” God “is worshipped in a temple not made with hands, and the world seems to contain only the mind that formed and contemplates it.” 13 A leap from matter...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 67–82.
Published: 01 April 2018
...—we see only the letters and words that appear on the surface of the scroll. When gazing at a scroll, few people contemplate the design of the white parchment that is shaped by the black letters. However, when we include the parchment in our field of awareness, which represents the nonconceptual...
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English Language Notes (2001) 38 (3): 56–68.
Published: 01 March 2001
... attern of Gray s ode by alternating contemplative and light-hearted perspectives on a fly s life and death. A sober view o f a fly s death is presented in the opening three stanzas o f T he Fly, and a lighter, happy view is presented in the last two stanzas. In the first part, the n arrato r...
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English Language Notes (2003) 41 (2): 43–56.
Published: 01 December 2003
... tran­ sition, through a deductive method, from far to near, from visu­ alization of etherial highs and distant horizons through leisurely contemplation of a contented Votary of the mild pastoral Muse to the wonderful description of a bee as an embodiment of all the desirable qualities in a human...
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English Language Notes (2003) 41 (2): 36–43.
Published: 01 December 2003
... girt shore And the vast wide ocean see, Cloath d in aweful majesty See the curling billows role Wafting treasures to each pole Or if this too tire thy sight, And sweet solitude invite, Would st thou by some murmuring stream Shaded from the sober beam, Soar on contemplations wing Of nature s wonders...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 197–202.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of the active intellect to contemplate God as the act of “continuing the sequence of perfections” through which he understands that “all proceed from Him.” 9 Like Yça’s depiction of intellectual enlightenment and the attainment of perfection, an anonymous poem recorded with other converso works...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 169–181.
Published: 01 April 2018
... a discussion of contemplating sunlight in a bowl of olive oil, also discussed by Moses de León.) 43 Although I am unable to find a reference to eyeball indentation in the Sufi and Christian mystical literature with which I am familiar, others may be more successful. For now, we remain in the dark...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 October 2021
....” 4 One day Masuoka happens on the scene of an imminent suicide in a subway station. He films a standoff between authorities and the soon-to-be victim, recording as the man plunges a knife into his own eye. He later obsessively rewatches the scene, contemplating the possibility of a terror so potent...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Is used as an abbreviation fo r zero.) This Cry out of the zeroic abyss is an articulation, not a cancellation, o f silence. It says that if something exists, it exists as the cliff and the glyph of Nothing. Such a cry or crisis w ithin Nothing was contemplated by certain of the German mystics, notably...
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English Language Notes (2012) 50 (2): 41–47.
Published: 01 September 2012
... practice of faith, but corporate repetition of scriptural texts or creeds simultaneously joins individuals into a larger body and makes way for a powerful contemplative privacy. I w ould argue that the contem plative, introspective dimension of liturgy is closely tied to pattern recognition and thus...