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Aggadah

Aggadah  

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The aspect of Jewish, especially Talmudic, literature that embraces all non-legal topics. Aggadah treats of Jewish history, ethics, philosophy, folklore, medicine, astronomy, popular proverbs, pious ...
Alfred Schutz

Alfred Schutz  

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(1899 –1959)An Austrian sociologist who bridged the gap between the phenomenological study of everyday life and the analysis of higher-order social relations (see phenomenology). Schutz was educated ...
Anagogical Interpretation

Anagogical Interpretation  

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(Gk., anago, ‘I lead up’).Interpretations of scripture (hermeneutics) which point to the meaning of a text in relation to its eternal or heavenly meaning: it is the spiritual sense ...
analysis

analysis  

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Music
1. IntroductionAnalysis is interpretation—even a kind of performance, in the sense that analysts explore the materials and meanings of compositions and attempt to communicate their findings, through ...
Arabic rhetoric

Arabic rhetoric  

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The Arabic term balāghah covers rhetoric, eloquence, and faṣāḥah, or purity and perfection of language. Since its pre-Islamic usage, it has never lost its inclusiveness of manner and matter, clarity ...
commonplace book

commonplace book  

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A book into which notable extracts from other works are copied for personal use.
communication

communication  

The result of any action (physical, written, or verbal) that conveys meanings between two individuals. In the context of marketing, the marketer wants the communication, in the form of a promotional ...
context

context  

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The circumstances surrounding an event, usually the writing or publication of a book. Amongst such circumstances, contemporary political and intellectual debates are often seen as especially ...
contextualism

contextualism  

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Media studies
(aesthetics)The view that a work of art can only be understood in the context of its historical or cultural circumstances, or in the light of other works by the same artist or in a surrounding ...
Contingency and Probability

Contingency and Probability  

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For Aristotle (384–322 bce), the contingent is the unproblematic scene of rhetoric. This Aristotelian connection between the scene and agency (or practice), originally put into play to blunt Plato's ...
criticism

criticism  

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The reasoned discussion of literary works, an activity which may include some or all of the following procedures, in varying proportions: the defence of literature against moralists and censors, ...
Danish philosophy

Danish philosophy  

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The philosophical tradition in Denmark has always been a part of mainstream European philosophy. In the late thirteenth century Danish philosophers co-operated in the revival of Aristotelian ...
demythologization

demythologization  

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Term adopted by Rudolf Bultmann to describe the means by which the essential truth of the gospel could be made acceptable to modern people. The world of the NT is alien to us; we cannot believe in ...
depth hermeneutic

depth hermeneutic  

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An integrated method for the study of cultural phenomena, in which different phases in the production, construction, and consumption of a cultural or sporting form or practice are recognized, but can ...
E. E. Evans-Pritchard

E. E. Evans-Pritchard  

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(1902–73)A leading British social anthropologist who undertook ethnographic studies of a number of African societies. He viewed social anthropology as a humanistic rather than a scientific study of ...
Eastern Orthodoxy and the Bible.

Eastern Orthodoxy and the Bible.  

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The Eastern Orthodox churches consider the Bible as the written memory of God's activity in history and of God's relationship to humankind. It does not reveal everything that God is ...
Elʿazar Ben ʿazaryah

Elʿazar Ben ʿazaryah  

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(1st–2d cent.), tanna’. He came from a wealthy aristocratic family. While still in his teens, he succeeded R. Gamli’el, when the latter was temporarily deposed from the presidency of the ...
Eliʿezer Ben Yosei Ha-Galili

Eliʿezer Ben Yosei Ha-Galili  

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(2d cent.), tanna’; pupil of R. ʿAqiva’ ben Yosef, he was one of those who established the academy at Yavneh (Ber. 63b) and then in Usha’. A noted aggadist, he ...
emic

emic  

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[Ge]Pertaining to the view from within. Developed within the mind of an individual or a culture; meanings developed in terms of native categories.
Ethos

Ethos  

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From its inception, classical rhetoric has grounded persuasion upon a speaker's knowledge of the varieties and complexities of human character. [See Classical rhetoric.] This knowledge enables the ...

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