The Visible Word

Author: Johanna Drucker
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226165027
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Art

Early in this century, Futurist and Dada artists developed brilliantly innovative uses of typography that blurred the boundaries between visual art and literature. In The Visible Word, Johanna Drucker shows how later art criticism has distorted our understanding of such works. She argues that Futurist, Dadaist, and Cubist artists emphasized materiality as the heart of their experimental approach to both visual and poetic forms of representation; by mid-century, however, the tenets of New Criticism and High Modernism had polarized the visual and the literary. Drucker suggests a methodology closer to the actual practices of the early avant-garde artists, based on a rereading of their critical and theoretical writings. After reviewing theories of signification, the production of meaning, and materiality, she analyzes the work of four poets active in the typographic experimentation of the 1910s and 1920s: Ilia Zdanevich, Filippo Marinetti, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Tristan Tzara. Few studies of avant-garde art and literature in the early twentieth century have acknowledged the degree to which typographic activity furthered debates about the very nature and function of the avant-garde. The Visible Word enriches our understanding of the processes of change in artistic production and reception in the twentieth century.

The visible word

Author: Herbert Spencer
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers
ISBN: UOM:39015055583846
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Calvin s Doctrine of the Word and Sacrament

Author: Ronald Wallace
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781579100568
Release Date: 1997-09-30
Genre: Religion

Charles Hodge viewed Calvin's doctrine of the union of believers with Christ's humanity in the Lord's Supper as an uncongenial foreign element in Calvin's thought, having no root in the system. Robert L. Dabney found Calvin's doctrine to be a strange opinion, which he had to reject because it is not only incomprehensible, but impossible. Were these eminent theologians correct, or did they miss the genius of Calvin's thinking at this point? Back in print at last, Ronald Wallace's classic study is a careful examination of Calvin's Commentaries, Institutes, Sermons, and Tracts, designed to clarify the teaching of the great Reformer. The following two sentences from the preface aptly sum up the author's intention: ÒWhat is most important in the study of Calvin today is to reveal what the Reformer himself actually said, in order that misconceptions about his teaching may be cleared away. Therefore this work is not a critical study of Calvin, but an attempt to express his teaching as copiously, fairly, and sympathetically as possible. Dr. Wallace's book is also valuable for the insight it gives into Calvin's method of interpreting Scripture, especially the Old Testament.

The Real Church

Author: Harald Hegstad
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781621895640
Release Date: 2013-02-15
Genre: Religion

What does it mean to believe in the church? What is the relationship between the church we believe in and the church we experience? Is there an invisible church that is different from the visible? This book is an argument for an ecclesiology of the visible. The only church, the real church, is a concrete reality made up of people, just like any other fellowship. What distinguishes it as church is the presence of the triune God among those who gather in the name of Jesus, making it a sign and anticipation of the fellowship of the kingdom of God. From this premise Dr. Hegstad analyzes such issues as the relationship between church and world, mission and diakonia, church as fellowship and organization, ministries in the church, worship, and the unity of the church, as well as discussing the relationship between a sociological and a theological understanding of the church.

The Visible and the Invisible in the Interplay between Philosophy Literature and Reality

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401004855
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Philosophy

Merleau-Ponty's categories of the visible and the invisible are investigated afresh and with originality in this penetrating collection of literary and philosophical inquiries. Going beyond the traditional and current references to the mental and the sensory, mind and body, perceptual content and the abstract ideas conveyed in language, etc., these studies range from the `hidden spheres of reality', to the play of the visible and the invisible left as traces in works of human genius, the origins of intellect and language, the real and the imaginary in literature, and the `hidden realities' in the philosophy of the everyday world. These literary and philosophical probings collectively reveal the role of this disjoined/conjoined pairing in the ontopoietic establishment of reality, that is, in the manifestation of the logos of life. In tandem they bring to light the hidden play of the visible and the invisible in the emergence of our vital, societal, intimate, intellectual, and creative involvements.

Understanding Four Views on Baptism

Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310866985
Release Date: 2009-08-30
Genre: Religion

What is the significance of water baptism? Who should be baptized? Is infant baptism scriptural? Which is the proper baptismal mode: sprinkling, pouring, or immersion? Should people be rebaptized if they join a church that teaches a different form of baptism? Should baptism be required for church membership? These and other questions are explored in this thought-provoking book.Four historic views on baptism are considered in depth:• Baptism of the professing regenerate by immersion (Baptist)• Believers’ baptism on the occasion of regeneration by immersion (Christian Churches/Churches of Christ)• Infant baptism by sprinkling as a regenerative act (Lutheran)• Infant baptism of children of the covenant (Reformed)Each view is presented by its proponent, then critiqued and defended in dialogue with the book’s other contributors. Here is an ideal setting in which you can consider the strengths and weaknesses of each stance and arrive at your own informed conclusion.

Reading The L Word

Author: Norman Wirzba
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1845111796
Release Date: 2006-04-04
Genre: Performing Arts

Provides a close-up look at the Showtime cable television series about a close-knit group of lesbian and bisexual friends living in Los Angeles, explaining how the controversial show has challenged traditional ideas of gender, sex, and relationships in modern society. Original. (A Showtime television series, starring Jennifer Beals, Pam Grier, Erin Daniels, Mia Kirshner, and others) (Performing Arts)

Morning and Evening Meditations from the Word of God

Author: Michael J. Akers
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781490829180
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Religion

There are many devotional books available containing brief, daily inspirations that benefit all who read them. This book is different in two respects. The first is obvious: it contains two readings per day—732 in all. The second, more important difference is that the author wanted to do more than offer inspiration; this would make this book no different than so many others. The messages in the book are study sketches in that the content is not only inspirational, but also educational, challenging, and encouraging. Most of these writings were based on author Michael J. Akers’s teaching of adult Bible studies for more than thirty years and learning what really brought adults to want to deepen their knowledge and application of the Word of God.

Beyond the Written Word

Author: William A. Graham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521448204
Release Date: 1993-03-11
Genre: Religion

The concept of 'scripture' as written religious text is re-examined, considering orally distributed sacred writings.