English Benedictine Nuns in Exile in the Seventeenth Century

Author: Laurence Lux-Sterritt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9781526110053
Release Date: 2017-03-24
Genre: Religion

This study of English Benedictine nuns is based upon a wide variety of original manuscripts, including chronicles, death notices, clerical instructions, texts of spiritual guidance, but also the nuns' own collections of notes. It highlights the tensions between the contemplative ideal and the nuns' personal experiences, illustrating the tensions between theory and practice in the ideal of being dead to the world. It shows how Benedictine convents were both cut-off and enclosed yet very much in touch with the religious and political developments at home, but also proposes a different approach to the history of nuns, with a study of emotions and the senses in the cloister, delving into the textual analysis of the nuns' personal and communal documents to explore aspect of a lived spirituality, when the body which so often hindered the spirit, at times enabled spiritual experience.

Corporate Policy and Governance

Author: Fredmund Malik
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593419480
Release Date: 2011-10-04
Genre: Business & Economics

"Fredmund Malik has become the leading analyst of, and expert on Management in Europe (...). He is a commanding figure - in theory as well as in the practice of Management." Peter Drucker Man-made organizations such as businesses and other societal institutions can function autodynamically, in the same way as modern technology steers, regulates and controls itself. With this book, Fredmund Malik offers insight into his cybernetic toolkit, along with instructions for its use. General systems policy and master controls are the key functions of future corporate policy and corporate governance. Fredmund Malik shows how organizations have to be organized so they can subsequently organize themselves. With this book series he presents his cybernetic general management system for the age of complexity. "With this book, Malik lives up to his reputation as a mastermind." Financial Times Deutschland

Literatur und kologie

Author: Axel Goodbody
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042004622
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Social Science

Dieser Band verfolgt einen in der deutschen Literaturwissenschaft bisher wenig entwickelten Ansatz, indem er Lyrik und Prosa der Gegenwart einer ökologisch orientierten Betrachtung unterzieht. Im Hintergrund der hier versammelten Aufsätze steht die Grundfrage, wie die Beziehungen des einzelnen und der modernen Gesellschaft zur natürlichen Umwelt gestaltet sein müßten, um eine lebenswürdige Zukunft längerfristig zu sichern. In Überblicken und Einzelanalysen wird die literarische Umsetzung ökologischer Prinzipien seit den siebziger Jahren in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, der DDR, Österreich und der deutschsprachigen Schweiz exemplifiziert. Dabei kommen Kritik der gegenwärtigen Mensch-Natur-Beziehung, Deutungen der Krise, und Bilder eines neuen Umgangs mit der Natur zur Sprache. Der Einleitung, die allgemeine Perspektiven einer ökologisch ausgerichteten Literaturkritik skizziert, folgen fünfzehn Aufsätze, die die Adäquatheit des jeweiligen Naturbegriffs bzw. der Naturdarstellung, sowie Schreibstrategien und ästhetische Leistung einzelner Gattungen, Autoren und Werke erörtern. Zu den behandelten Autoren zählen Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Günter Kunert, Heinz Czechowski, Wulf Kirsten, Silvio Blatter, Walter Vogt, Otto F. Walter, Jurij Brezan, Jurij Koch, Franz Josef Degenhardt, Volker Braun, Günter Grass, Franz Fühmann, Heiner Müller, Christa Wolf und Elfriede Jelinek. Neben den Bezügen zu verschiedenen Ausrichtungen des ökologischen Denkens (Naturschutz, Ökosozialismus, Ökofeminismus) stehen auch solche zur geistesgeschichtlichen und literarischen Tradition (romantische Naturauffassung, Zivilisationskritik, Apokalyptik) im Mittelpunkt der Untersuchungen.

Dictionary of 1000 German proverbs

Author: Peter Mertvago
Publisher:
ISBN: 078180471X
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Proverbs, English

Most commonly used and understood proverbs for a broad readership comprised of students of both language and culture, from secondary school level to post-graduate, as well as teachers, travelers and linguists. A comparable or literal translation is provided. Organized alphabetically by key word. Index organized by English subject.