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lived experience

1. Personal knowledge about the world gained through direct, first-hand involvement in everyday events rather than through representations constructed by other people. It may ...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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2020
Subject:
Media studies
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117 words

... experience 1. Personal knowledge about the world gained through direct, first-hand involvement in everyday events rather than through representations constructed by other people. It may also refer to knowledge of people gained from direct face-to-face interaction rather than through a technological medium . 2. In phenomenology , our situated, immediate, activities and encounters in everyday experience, prereflexively taken for granted as reality rather than as something perceived or represented: see also natural attitude . 3. From...

lived experience

lived experience  

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1. Personal knowledge about the world gained through direct, first-hand involvement in everyday events rather than through representations constructed by other people. It may also refer to knowledge ...
Democracy and Shura

Democracy and Shura   Reference library

Sadek J. Sulaiman

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,794 words
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Oxford University Press

... These elements are common to any bona fide democratic system. They are particularly well articulated in the American constitutional system under which we live and whose characteristics, as a great and unique experience in the formation and evolution of nations, we try to understand. The essentials of the American democratic experience were present at its origin but expanded in scope and evolved in application over time. For example, even though the principle of equality as a foundational idea was firmly established...

The Psychological Role of Islam in Economic Development

The Psychological Role of Islam in Economic Development   Reference library

Muhammad Baqir Al-Sadr

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
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5,229 words
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Oxford University Press

...countries with the actual struggle against the politics of capitalism. The economic subordination of backward countries to the developed imposed faith in the European experience as pioneer, but the emotions provoked by the battle against the lived reality of colonialism clashed with the capitalist wing of this experience, so socialist planning was chosen as another form of the pioneer experience. Each of the two tendencies has proofs to justify its point of view. The first usually argues that the great progress which the European capitalist countries have made...

The Third Way

The Third Way   Reference library

Mu ‘Ammar Al-Qadhdhāfī

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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2022
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Religion
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1,921 words
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Oxford University Press

...whether men be communist or capitalist. What we want to say is that we have no need for anyone to reconstruct us brick by brick, to restructure our personality and dictate the positions we should take. We must have the possibility to profit from the experience of mankind, but we too have an experience which others should respect and profit from. In this way we interact with the world that it may benefit from us as we benefit from it. But if someone thinks he can come and rebuild us from zero and mold us into new forms according to his lights, we will...

Introduction to the Pauline Corpus

Introduction to the Pauline Corpus   Reference library

Terence L. Donaldson

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
Subject:
Religion
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25,035 words
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Oxford University Press

...place; to Augustine's conversion, precipitated by the random reading in a moment of crisis of a particularly pertinent passage ( 13:13–14 ); to Martin Luther's rediscovery of Augustine and his own experience of spiritual release while wrestling with the phrase, ‘the just shall live by faith’ ( 1:17 ) as he prepared lectures on the epistle; to John Wesley's experience of a heart ‘strangely warmed’ while listening to a reading of the Preface to Luther's commentary; to Karl Barth and his own commentary on the epistle, which represented a dramatic break with the...

Poverty

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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6,179 words
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Oxford University Press

...accounts cannot be regarded as unmediated representations of these lives. The true state of the poor remains elusive, as does the precise relationship between perceptions and experiences of poverty, and between understandings of poverty and the broader social and economic conditions in which historians set them. *Conduct books reveal little of how men and women, divided by class, lived according to either moral prescription or a sexual division of labour, while social attitudes are not readily discernible from evidence of economic change. Questions of how...

Medicine

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
3,985 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...science, was increasingly challenged by Romantic belief in the unitary, holistic nature of human experience, and in the complex intertwining of the physical, the mental, and the imaginative. The Romantic era did not transform the practice of medicine in Britain, and certainly did not result in statistically documentable improved health and longevity. Nor, even, did the outlooks of Romanticism transform orthodox medical theories and philosophies. But the experience of the body and of suffering was an essential component in that journey into the self that...

Industrialization

Industrialization   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,380 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...of life: sickness, unemployment, and bereavement. Migrants to the early industrial town were not necessarily thrown into an anarchic and ‘soulless’ environment, but instead often relied on kin or neighbours for early support and sought to live near people from the same area as themselves. Indeed, the early experiences of town life may have strengthened purely instrumental kinship relations before the development of the neighbourly solidarities and sense of ‘community’ later to be associated with working-class urban life. The birth of a working-class...

The Medina Document

The Medina Document   Reference library

Ali Bulaç

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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2022
Subject:
Religion
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7,296 words
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Oxford University Press

...of political unity are based on the free selection by the groups of their religion and legal systems, there will be no need for ghettos or religious and ethnic purification. As historical experience demonstrates to us [discussed in an earlier section], where there are no reasons for the organization of ghettos and for mass purifications, people show a great desire to live together. The productive debate 13 that began when the Medina Document came onto the current agenda leads to a reconsideration of certain basic assumptions and concepts that...

The Modernist Majority Report

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Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,627 words
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Oxford University Press

...resources for educational reconstruction and legal and judicial reform. The work of legal and judicial reform requires intensive and extensive efforts over a period of time, and can be undertaken fruitfully only by a team of scholars and legal experts who possess a vast experience in the legal field, are conversant with Muslim law and jurisprudence and are progres-sive enough to believe that reconstruction and fresh adaptation of the basic injunctions of Islam are urgently needed to remedy the evils and remove the hurdles created by unsalutary traditions...

The Arab Personality Between Past and Present

The Arab Personality Between Past and Present   Reference library

Michel Aflāq

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
3,078 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...created, the civilization ( ‘umrān ) they raised up were nothing, but the partial, material, limited realization of the powerful, all-embracing dream they lived in those years with all its strength—nothing but a faint echo of that heavenly voice they heard, a pale shadow of that enchanting vision they saw the day that the angels fought in their ranks and paradise flashed off their swords. This experience is not an historical event remembered with pride for the moral it holds, rather it is a permanent predisposition of the Arab umma —if Islam is correctly...

Liberation Theology: Latin America

Liberation Theology: Latin America   Reference library

M. Daniel Carroll R.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

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2022
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Religion
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4,826 words
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Oxford University Press
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... Liberation Theology: Latin America M. Daniel Carroll R. Fundamental Commitments Latin American liberation theology conceives of its primary responsibility as doing theology from a lived experience with the poor in solidarity with their struggle for a life free from oppression. This starting point reorients the whole nature of the theological enterprise, which then is defined as the effort to reflect critically on harsh contextual realities in the light of Christian faith. Theology is a ‘second act’ that reshapes that faith,...

Liberation Theology: Europe

Liberation Theology: Europe   Reference library

Luise Schottroff and John Rogerson

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
5,737 words
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Oxford University Press
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4

...is made between the historical Jesus and the Christ of faith although this distinction currently affects academic and popular theological discussions. Also, the relationship to the Jesus of history is understood as faith. The historical experiences of the life of Jesus are seen as analogous to the social experiences of the community of the present world. It is taken as given that it is possible to compare power, injustice, and work for justice in one's own situation with that of the epoch of Jesus and other epochs of history. The ‘political night prayers’...

Compatibility: Neither Required nor an Issue

Compatibility: Neither Required nor an Issue   Reference library

Ullah Jan Abid

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
5,474 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...cannot live with it, which is clearly not the case. According to the common Western view, Islam and democracy are antithetical because there is no place for secularism in Islam. To the question, “can democracy only succeed in a nation where there is a separation of religion and state?” scholars, like Muqtedar Khan on the one end of a conceptual spectrum and Daniel Pipes on the other, state that secularism may be a desirable, but not a necessary precondition in order to foster state neutrality in a multi-religious society. 9 However, experience shows...

Irish Local and Family History

Irish Local and Family History   Quick reference

Kevin Whelan

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
4,945 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...in Irish research there is no short cut to the wisdom accumulated through experience, and time in large quantities remains the pre‐eminent resource. Local history and family history, then, have become exciting and challenging pursuits in Ireland, contributing to the striking cultural efflorescence at regional level in that country. The necessity remains for scholars to engage with this intimate world, and to engage with it at the local level at which people's lives are primarily lived. Thus, those engaged in local history have to be equipped with a bifocal...

Ephesians

Ephesians   Reference library

J. D. G. Dunn and J. D. G. Dunn

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
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17,129 words
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Oxford University Press

...dogmas regarding Christ, can scarcely appreciate what astounding claims were being made—that one who had lived only a generation or so earlier could thus unfold and embody the wonder of God's grace. So we find it equally hard to appreciate the impact which Jesus and then the message about Jesus must have made upon such hearers in the ancient Mediterranean world. It was a conviction which was not merely intellectual: the believing was matched by an experience of forgiveness, of being engraced, and of the Spirit beginning the process of reclamation of human life...

Habakkuk

Habakkuk   Reference library

Donald E. Gowan and Donald E. Gowan

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
3,244 words
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Oxford University Press

... Habakkuk affirms that he has found in the saviour God the strength to become ‘more than conqueror’ ( Rom 8:37; cf. 2 Cor 4:8–10 ). He has not found rational answers to the ‘Why?’ and ‘How long?’ questions with which the book began, but he has learned how to live without the answers, and how to live rejoicing. References Childs, B. S. (1979), Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture (Philadelphia: Fortress). Coggins, R. (1982), ‘An Alternative Prophetic Tradition?’, in Richard Coggins, Anthony Phillips, and Michael Knibb, (eds.), Israel's Prophetic...

The Arab World and the Muslims Faced with Their Contradictions

The Arab World and the Muslims Faced with Their Contradictions   Reference library

Tariq Ramadan

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
2,903 words
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Oxford University Press

...to most people of betraying ourselves or we insist on difference and we reinforce the sense of differentiation and of inevitable conflicts. To remain oneself, communicate with the other and to have the confidence to take on the idea of “us” is an experience Muslims often don’t have the means to live today. The problem is profound and its origins can be found firstly in the disappearance of a cultural dialogue between Muslims themselves. The law schools, streams of thought, ulemas and intellectuals have practically ceased debating and we hardly progress...

Enlightenment

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
7,794 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...of how these various currents could come together. Hartley suggested that our ideas are shaped by experience and association. Following suggestions made by Isaac Newton , he argued that sensations cause vibrations in the nerves. These were transmitted to the brain, where they triggered other ideas through association. Developing Locke's ideas that experiences of pleasure and pain shape understanding of good and bad, he suggested that painful experiences caused excessive vibrations. Man would become progressively more virtuous both by seeking the good and...

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