It probably helped me choose the University of Washington, hardly the most cosmopolitan of universities but cosmopolitan enough for me, especially since that most cosmopolitan friend Leonard Rice was just finishing his work there.
Many of the Psalms, such as Psalm 8,andreaffirm the goodness of creation and provide additional insights into our relation to nature.
An Orthodox View of Nature. Your one-stop-shop for almost all you need to know about the action swirling around the nexus of the Mormon experience and literary criticism. Listen to two or three excerpts from the journal of my grandmother, Annie Waldron Clark, who married Charles R.
If we experience these as perfect already, we can do so only by looking at the gospel, the priesthood, and the Holy Spirit in their ideality, not by looking at the church or people or ourselves and our minds as expressions of it. Must our literary efforts affirm an orthodox center of the Mormon experience?
Paul Santmire, "The Liberation of Nature: We Mormons feel no need to replace a dying Christianity. After a long discussion in Practical Criticism of the pitfalls of judging literature [p.
At first this bothered me because I have done it in my own essays until I realized that this was a very Mormon thing to do. The best book on this topic available, up to the present day.
Grabbe and Robert D. We cannot adequately show love to our neighbors, therefore, without taking into account the environmental problems that affect them. I worked with some of the finest critics and theorists in the profession: They were, of course, concerned with many of these issues, simply looking at them from new and sometimes very revealing viewpoints.
He therefore concludes that Genesis 1: The rest of the book is devoted to articulating this biblical ethic. Alluding to verses in GenesisWhite claims they emphasize that God planned creation "explicitly for [human] benefit and rule: These are the sources of order toward which our sincerity should lead us.
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Wilkinson has influenced a generation of younger scholars through his ministry at Regent College, Vancouver, a leading evangelical postgraduate school. In spite of all my years of teaching criticism at BYU, I felt during the first three weeks like a run-down old jogger suddenly thrown into the sprinting events of the NCAA.
Paradoxically, it even helped aim me toward an emphasis in modern literature. At first this bothered me because I have done it in my own essays until I realized that this was a very Mormon thing to do.
If we experience these as perfect, then our sincerity should lead us to make real in literary forms that perfect order, to catch and define that sublimity, to make available to others our sublime vision.
It is a kind of secular textual ordinance of linking the hearts of the children with the hearts of the fathers in a complex familial inter-connectedness reminiscent of past and present LDS practices such as plural marriage, "adoption" into spiritual kinship, and vicarious ordinances for ancestors.
I honor her for it and for what she experienced and produced. The very least we can demand of our Mormon writers, I would say, is the kind of sincerity that seeks to know and reflect and embody this more perfect order and that seeks an even more difficult end—to create from, and in, that matter unorganized a new and more perfect order.
What bothered me most was an exotic new critical vocabulary: Limburg discovers that when the characteristics of the rule are discussed, the biblical texts emphasize a humane and compassionate rule that displays responsibility for others and that results in peace and prosperity.
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