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Song of Exile

By David W. Stowe
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780190466855
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
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Oft-referenced and frequently set to music, Psalm 137 - which begins "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion" - has become something of a cultural touchstone for music and Christianity across the Atlantic world. It has been a top single more than once in the 20th century, from Don McLean's haunting Anglo-American folk cover to Boney M's West Indian disco mix. In Song of Exile, David Stowe uses a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary approach that combines personal interviews, historical overview, and textual analysis to demonstrate the psalm's enduring place in popular culture. The line that begins Psalm 137 - one of the most lyrical of the Hebrew Bible - has been used since its genesis to evoke the grief and protest of exiled, displaced, or marginalized communities. Despite the psalm's popularity, little has been written about its reception during the more than 2,500 years since the Babylonian exile. Stowe locates its use in the American Revolution and the Civil Rights movement, and internationally by anti-colonial Jamaican Rastafari and immigrants from Ireland, Korea, and Cuba. He studies musical references ranging from the Melodians' Rivers of Babylon to the score in Kazakh film Tulpan. Stowe concludes by exploring the presence and absence in modern culture of the often-ignored final words: "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones." Usually excised from liturgy and forgotten by scholars, Stowe finds these words echoed in modern occurrences of genocide and ethnic cleansing, and more generally in the culture of vengeance that has existed in North America from the earliest conflicts with Native Americans. Based on numerous interviews with musicians, theologians, and writers, Stowe reconstructs the rich and varied reception history of this widely used, yet mysterious, text.

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"A book you will want to read and read again." -- Eugene Peterson Afterword by Bono. How can we find a more transparent, resilient, and fearless life of faith? The book of Psalms has been central to God's people for millennia, across all walks of life and cultural contexts. In reading it, we discover that we are never alone in our joys, sorrows, angers, doubts, praises, or thanksgivings. In it, we learn about prayer and poetry, honesty and community, justice and enemies, life and death, nations and creation. Open and Unafraid shows us how to read the psalms in a fresh, life-giving way, and so access the bottomless resources for life that they provide. "David Taylor’s take is 'open and unafraid' alright. He really goes there, exposing himself before God in the most beautiful way. He might have called the book Naked, because if you don’t find your own self feeling a little exposed here, it might be time to take some armor off." -- Bono, from the Afterword "A book that you will want to read and read again, and yet again, in order to discover the wisdom of the Psalms that shows us how to walk in the life-giving way of Jesus." -- Eugene Peterson, from the Foreword "A winsome, accessible entry into the Book of Psalms…Connects the poetry of the psalms to real-life wonders and struggles." -- Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary "Taylor reads these biblical prayers with Dr. Seuss, rappers, and other poets, along with theologians and the daily news....Guides readers in tracing out patterns of holy speech that have the potential for healing our hearts and our communities." -- Ellen F. Davis, Duke Divinity School "I have always loved the psalms--for their defiant devotion, their deep joy, and their brutal yet beautiful honesty. And after reading this fantastic book about them, I love them even more." -- Matt Redman, worship leader and song writer "In these fraught and fearsome days, we need the psalms more than ever. And we need more faithful artists and thinkers like David Taylor to mine the infinite gifts the psalms offer across the ages." -- Karen Swallow Prior, author of Fierce Convictions

Hilaire Belloc - Premium Collection: Historical Works, Writings on Economy, Essays & Fiction

By Hilaire Belloc
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066383466
  • Pages : 4359
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 382
  • File Pdf: hilaire-belloc-premium-collection.pdf

Book Summary:

e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited collection of Hilaire Belloc's greatest nonfiction works, as well as his novels, stories and poems. Hilaire Belloc was a British-French writer and historian and one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. Belloc was also an orator, poet, sailor, satirist, writer of letters, soldier, and political activist. _x000D_ Contents:_x000D_ Nonfiction _x000D_ History_x000D_ The Book of the Bayeux Tapestry _x000D_ The Path to Rome_x000D_ The Old Road _x000D_ The French Revolution _x000D_ Blenheim _x000D_ Tourcoing _x000D_ Crécy _x000D_ Waterloo _x000D_ Malplaquet _x000D_ Poitiers _x000D_ First and Last _x000D_ Europe and the Faith _x000D_ Survivals and New Arrivals: The Old and New Enemies of the Catholic Church _x000D_ The Jews _x000D_ The Historic Thames _x000D_ A Change in the Cabinet_x000D_ A General Sketch of the European War: The First Phase _x000D_ The Two Maps of Europe _x000D_ Economics_x000D_ Servile State _x000D_ Essays_x000D_ Avril: Essays on the Poetry of the French Renaissance _x000D_ Hills and the Sea _x000D_ On Nothing and Kindred Subjects _x000D_ On Everything _x000D_ On Anything _x000D_ On Something _x000D_ This and That_x000D_ On_x000D_ The Free Press _x000D_ Fiction_x000D_ Novels & Short Stories_x000D_ The Mercy of Allah _x000D_ The Green Overcoat _x000D_ Poetry_x000D_ A Moral Alphabet _x000D_ Bad Child's Book of Beasts _x000D_ More Beasts For Worse Children _x000D_ The Modern Traveller _x000D_ Cautionary Tales for Children _x000D_ More Peers _x000D_ _x000D_ :_x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_

James Joyce and Censorship

By Paul Vanderham
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9781349137787
  • Pages : 242
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 670
  • File Pdf: james-joyce-and-censorship.pdf

Book Summary:

James Joyce and Censorship is the first book to tell the fascinating story of the trials of Ulysses. Based on extensive archival research, it is also the first study of the trials to analyze their influence on the reception and composition of Ulysses in the context of Joyce's lifelong struggle with the censors, to evaluate their significance as an important turning point in the history of censorship, and to emphasize their relevance to contemporary debates regarding freedom of literary expression.

On (Essays Collection)

By Hilaire Belloc
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066383503
  • Pages : 904
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 155
  • File Pdf: on.pdf

Book Summary:

This carefully crafted ebook: "On (Essays Collection)" contains 5 books of essays in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents._x000D_ On Nothing and Kindred Subjects_x000D_ On Everything _x000D_ On Anything _x000D_ On Something _x000D_ On

On

By Hilaire Belloc
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4066338116352
  • Pages : 904
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 152
  • File Pdf: on.pdf

Book Summary:

This carefully crafted ebook: "On (Essays Collection)" contains 5 books of essays in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. On Nothing and Kindred Subjects On Everything On Anything On Something On

Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street (Songbook)

By Rolling Stones
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781458493361
  • Pages : 136
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 373
  • File Pdf: rolling-stones-exile-on-main-street.pdf

Book Summary:

(Guitar Recorded Versions). 18-song matching folio to the classic Stones album features transcriptions of: Rocks Off * Tumbling Dice * Let It Loose * All Down The Line * Stop Breaking Down * Casino Boogie * Torn & Frayed * Black Angel * Loving Cup * Happy * Soul Survivor * Shake Your Hips * Rip This Joint * and more. Also includes photos.

Conspicuous in His Absence

By Chloe T. Sun
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Isbn : 9780830854899
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 969
  • File Pdf: conspicuous-in-his-absence.pdf

Book Summary:

In the biblical canon, two books lack any explicit reference to the name of God: Song of Songs and Esther. What is the nature of God as revealed in texts that don't use his name? Exploring the often overlooked theological connections between these two Old Testament books, Chloe T. Sun takes on the challenges of God's absence and explores how we think of God when he is perceived to be silent.

The Smell of Exile

By Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781469115221
  • Pages : 110
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 855
  • File Pdf: the-smell-of-exile.pdf

Book Summary:

The Smell of Exile is a collection of poems that speaks about complex and diverse human experiences. They are simple stories about people, their hopes, dreams, and their indomitable spirit that clings to something mystical as they struggle to survive in a foreign culture. To the first time reader, it outlines and examines the cultural and historical effects of human-nature disconnection, the severance of an African poet from his time-honored customs and traditions of Africa, and his being caught in the rituals of the new world. But, the feeling of separation from a birthplace is one of the largest and greatest universal sources of nostalgic feelings, and of suffering of which Padmore Agbemabiese has been inspired to talk about in various styles and art forms. Tales narrated by the poems are sensitive and capture the imagination in order to provide the reader with an escape or a journey into the realm of the mystical, supernatural, and esoteric world of that human tragedy, loss of identity. In the poem, One Gentle Night, Padmore Agbemabiese brings us this feeling of loss: one gentle night I saw the moonlight coming out in the dark and remembered the crickets at home soon I cuddled my soul with joy at the moon but the crickets did not return my song gush I raised my head and looked again it was the floodlights from the street corner slowly and sorrowfully I lowered my head and thought of my far-away home

Morrissey

By Gavin Hopps
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 9781441137050
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 736
  • File Pdf: morrissey.pdf

Book Summary:

Morrissey is arguably the greatest disturbance popular music has ever known. Even more than the choreographed carelessness of punk and the hyperbolic gestures of glam rock and the New Romantics, Morrissey's early bookish ineptitude, his celebration of the ordinary, and his subversive endorsement of celibacy, abstinence and rock 'n' roll revolutionized the world of British pop. As a solo artist, too, he consistently adopts the outsider's perspective and dares us to confront uncomfortable subjects. In his brilliant book, Gavin Hopps examines the work of this compelling performer, whose intelligence, humour, suffering and awkwardness have fascinated audiences around the world for the last 25 years. Hopps traces the trajectory of Morrissey's career and outlines the contours and contradictions of the singer's elusive persona. The book illuminates Morrissey's coyness (how can he remain a mystery when he tells us too much?), his dramatized melancholy (surely more of a radical existential protest than the gimmick some believe it to be), and his complex attitudes towards loneliness and alienation, as well as his intriguing sense of the religious.