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English Language Notes (1 March 2012) 50 (1): 163–166.
Published: 01 March 2012
... with community, nature, and the divine to become a reinforced first person singular or, first person plural, I&I.” At once an examination of Rasta ideology as well as a writerly journey into what it means to create in dialogue with that ideology, Douglas concludes with a fresh look at the Rasta...
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English Language Notes (1 March 2012) 50 (1): 19–27.
Published: 01 March 2012
... between first-person autobiography and third-person biography. Accordingly, their article takes a hybrid form, combining a definitional preface with the transcript of a three-way, improvisatory dialogue. Biographical interrogation yields to triographical narrative, a polyphonic form in which the presence...
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English Language Notes (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 43–52.
Published: 01 April 2018
... late ancient and medieval periods, it shows, those seeking God undertake ritualized repetition of prayers, reading, and bodily mortification. In texts teaching apophasis, students learn within the context of a personal relationship to the teacher, as students seek to repeat the practices, stances...
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English Language Notes (1 October 2018) 56 (2): 104–106.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Marissa López Abstract While an inclusive Latinx studies has real intellectual justification, the move to craft Latinx rather than specifically Chicanx scholarly questions relies on presentism and adumbrates conflicts over class and citizenship. Drawing on her personal experience justifying the use...
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English Language Notes (1 March 2012) 50 (1): 15–18.
Published: 01 March 2012
... ever there is a need for the advancement of a non-militarized and perhaps non-masculinized subject, a subject whose weak boundaries (personal and collective) can be celebrated rather than despised, a subject not taken in by the interpellations of national trauma put about by the dominant discourses...
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English Language Notes (1 March 2012) 50 (1): 9–14.
Published: 01 March 2012
... there is a need for the advancement of a non-militarized and perhaps non-masculinized subject, a subject whose weak boundaries (personal and collective) can be celebrated rather than despised, a subject not taken in by the interpellations of national trauma put about by the dominant discourses...
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English Language Notes (1 October 2018) 56 (2): 48–50.
Published: 01 October 2018
... amigo” (My sweet and respected friend), emphasizing personal attachment as a condition of political conversation. The letters close complementarily with a variety of affectionate phrases, including “su afmo. amigo y servidor” (your most affectionate friend and servant) and “Q.S.M.B.,” an abbreviation...
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English Language Notes (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 203–207.
Published: 01 April 2018
... , mystical visions , papal authority , and heresy that the church hierarchy established. Most of my work focuses on lived religious experience and personal beliefs that were in opposition to the medieval church’s ideas. I do not view the medieval Roman Christian church as an unquestioned hegemonic arbiter...
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English Language Notes (1 October 2018) 56 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 October 2018
... population bases that benefit from, if not outright believe in, the race-baiting, fear-mongering discourses surrounding immigration, citizenship, job security, personal safety, and the ostensible sanctity of America’s gone greatness. We make no pretense that such sentiments are new to the United States or...
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English Language Notes (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 67–82.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of the Primordial Torah. 1 Kedumah represents a body of teachings that has its roots in my personal journey of spiritual awakening, which began with a series of mystical experiences in my early twenties. As an ordained rabbi and an academically trained scholar of Jewish mysticism, I have tended to...
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English Language Notes (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 7–20.
Published: 01 April 2018
... be important in some way. I think one of the things that remains unclear—to me personally, but also in contemporary theoretical enterprises—is the extent to which theory is thought to stand outside the realm of action, attempting to give an apt description of what political or ethical action one...
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English Language Notes (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 237–240.
Published: 01 April 2018
... interaction is shown in letters to Seljuk elites in which he asks for personal favors, employment for his disciples, and other forms of patronage. 5 The Seljuk elites were known for creating and sustaining many religious institutions, from Hanafi madrassas to a variety of Sufi khanaqas in Konya and...
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English Language Notes (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 209–213.
Published: 01 April 2018
...,” but to do so without reason is unconscionable. Take the case of murdering the young boy. If we describe the scenario in the language of law, here is what it might look like: Based on sharīʿah and (practical) reason, Moses knows that murder is wrong. Regarding reason, murdering an innocent person is...
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English Language Notes (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 247–251.
Published: 01 April 2018
... movements? Was devotion to icons connected to mysticism? The intellectual history of Byzantium is theology, and it is usually systematic theology. Mystical treatises, when they do appear, often come from monastic circles. Mysticism, as in a direct personal encounter with the divine, was distrusted by most...
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English Language Notes (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 215–217.
Published: 01 April 2018
... the Holy Spirit? When such experiences become an independent window into the divine, the threat arises that doctrine may become superfluous. Thus Marguerite Porete argues that the soul can be joined to God in such a way that its will becomes God’s will, and that a person in this state need not...
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English Language Notes (1 October 2018) 56 (2): 55–66.
Published: 01 October 2018
... introduced did not fully replace the tiered Spanish system, and the testimonies of the witnesses called by both Reavis and Reynolds affirm that, in this context, proving (or disproving) a person’s Latinx identity was easier said than done. Though the government eventually proved that Peralta-Reavis was not...
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English Language Notes (1 October 2018) 56 (2): 67–70.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Latino studies The artifacts of early Latinx culture are often fragmentary and incomplete, and many of the innumerable artifacts in academic, public, and personal holdings historically have been disregarded as what I call “archival excess,” superfluous to the construction of a national narrative...
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English Language Notes (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 223–229.
Published: 01 April 2018
...) that did not always align. I will refer to mysticism as a personal religious experience in which the subject seeks to encounter God and to unite with the divinity whether or not that end is achieved. There are many possible ways of addressing the connection between politics and mysticism using examples...
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English Language Notes (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 197–202.
Published: 01 April 2018
... between knowledge, texts, and mystical illumination. This is true for individuals engaged in projects of linguistic/cultural translation—in the first case, a first-person epistolary account by a fifteenth-century Castilian Muslim religious and community leader, Yça Gedelli, explaining his willingness to...
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English Language Notes (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 53–66.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of Clairvaux distinguishes between love in action ( actus ) and love in feeling ( affectus ). Love in feeling is the intensity of contemplative love of God that can be begun in this life but will be completed only in heaven. The person in prayer experiences what Bernard calls the affectio sapientiae...