Posts made in June, 2016

The Discovery of an Ancient Mesopotamian Theory of Music Author(s): Anne Draffkorn Kilmer

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Conceptualizing religious discourse in the work of Fëdor Dostoevskij

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Stud East Eur Thought (2007) 59:55–64 DOI 10.1007/s11212-007-9017-8 Conceptualizing religious discourse in the work of Fe ̈dor Dostoevskij Svetlana Klimova Published online: 14 July 2007 Ó Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007 Abstract I interpret Dostoevskij’s religious concepts in terms of mythogenesis and mythopoesis. Dostoevskij’s religious concepts arose on the basis both of his personal emotional experience and of the discourse of popular Orthodoxy. They demonstrate the antinomial nature of Russian spirituality, and are typified by his conception of the family, which...

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The History of the Image of Edessa : The Telling of a Story Author(s): AVERIL CAMERON

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The History of the Image of Edessa : The Telling of a Story AVERIL CAMERON There is no doubt that in Byzantine society religion had so far extended its domain that it constituted the single most important set of power relations. How and why that situation came about belongs not to Byzantine history, but to the history of late antiquity, where, as always, it is easier to document the change than to explain it. Nevertheless, to see the development over time of a single religious token, as we can with the image of Edessa, an image of Christ “not made by human hands,” will help us...

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“WATER THE EARTH”: DOSTOEVSKY ON TEARS George Pattison

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“WATER THE EARTH”: DOSTOEVSKY ON TEARS George Pattison As opposed to modern Western culture, in which tears are seen as unmanly, Dostoevsky inherits not only a cultural but also a religious tradition that gives positive significance to tears in the spiritual life, as in the teachings of Isaac the Syrian, which Dostoevsky knew. According to this teaching, tears manifest a dispossession of the ego and an opening of the self to God. This is illustrated by reference to the story of Alyosha’s religious experience, recounted in Chapter IV of Book VII of The Brothers Karamazov, which also...

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MUSIC Maronite Music: History, Transmission, and Performance Practice Guilnard Moufarrej

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MUSIC Maronite Music: History, Transmission, and Performance Practice Guilnard Moufarrej University of Califomia, Merced IN MEMORY OF REVEREND LOUIS HAGE his essay discusses the music of the Maronite Church, a Christian church I based in Lebanon. It provides an overview of the chants used in religious services and examines their transmission and performance practice. The Maronites have always faced challenges to maintain their identity and pre- serve their heritage while adapting to their cultural milieu. Their religious music reflects the dichotomy between safeguarding tradition and...

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