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Toward Just Hospitality, Ron Bruner 2017 Westview Boys' Home

Toward Just Hospitality, Ron Bruner

Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry

The ministry of Jesus moved through times of seeking justice, sharing hospitality, and withdrawing for prayer. Though inescapably “other” because of his divine identity, he sought solidarity with humans by becoming human and interacting with humanity through hospitable practices. The Ancient Mediterranean customs of hospitality were well-defined, but Jesus took this powerful cultural framework and changed its practice so that it produced reconciliation and justice.

This work briefly reviews the practice of hospitality in the time of Jesus. It also presents the work of scholars identifying linguistic markers that would have cued readers in the Ancient Mediterranean to recognize a ...


Crystallizing A Discourse Of "Khalijiness": Exclusion And Citizenship In The Arab Gulf States, Khaled A. Abdulkarim 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Crystallizing A Discourse Of "Khalijiness": Exclusion And Citizenship In The Arab Gulf States, Khaled A. Abdulkarim

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

For many of the Arab Gulf countries, non-national populations constitute the majority of the population, with the discrepancy between the size of the national and non-national populations continuing to grow. It is in this context that the role played by these non-national populations becomes critically important. In my paper, I argue that exclusion of non-national populations from state-sponsored national identities, as manifest through citizenship rights, plays a pivotal role in fostering imagined national identities and communities among the local Arab Gulf citizens. The study considers two cases in particular: the bidoon (stateless) of Kuwait and middle-class Indian migrants in ...


Horizon Of Possibilities: Artists And The City In Postwar Beirut, Tatiana Mouarbes 2017 CUNY Hunter College

Horizon Of Possibilities: Artists And The City In Postwar Beirut, Tatiana Mouarbes

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis narrates a history of postwar cultural production framed by urban redevelopment in Beirut, Lebanon (1989-Present). Focusing on artists engagements with the city, this thesis demonstrates how artists thought through the legacies of war inflicted upon the beleaguered city of Beirut in order to construct livable futures.


Love Sick The Musical - A Reflection Of My Undergraduate Studies, William Kelly 2017 Dominican University of California

Love Sick The Musical - A Reflection Of My Undergraduate Studies, William Kelly

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

No abstract available


"Qui Me Rendra Présent?": Francophone Representations Of Lebanese Civil War Memory, Paul Naanou 2017 College of William and Mary

"Qui Me Rendra Présent?": Francophone Representations Of Lebanese Civil War Memory, Paul Naanou

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis considers a variety of francophone Lebanese texts and the ways in which they construct memories of the Lebanese Civil War. By analyzing a collection of poetry (Nadia Tuéni’s Archives Sentimentales d’une guerre au Liban), a graphic novel (Kamal Hakim’s Le temps des grenades), a film (Dennis Villeneuve’s Incendies), and a novel (Hyam Yared’s Tout est halluciné), I endeavor to highlight how impactful the memory of Lebanon’s civil war was on all of its groups (religious, ethnic, social, linguistic, etc.) and by calling attention to the multiplicity of platforms through which memory is ...


Internal And External Factors Influencing Enrollment Into An Undergraduate Arabic Language Program In Indiana: A Survey Of University Freshmen And Sophomores, Tyler J. Mallari 2017 Purdue University

Internal And External Factors Influencing Enrollment Into An Undergraduate Arabic Language Program In Indiana: A Survey Of University Freshmen And Sophomores, Tyler J. Mallari

Purdue Polytechnic Masters Theses

Within the rankings of world languages, Arabic takes a prominent place, being the fifth most-spoken language in the world (Lane, 2016). Despite the surge of concern in modern media with relations in the Middle East, particularly in Arab-populated countries, very little focus has been put on improving enrollment in Arabic programs in the United States, and in particular in the Midwest. At Purdue University, enrollment in Arabic language courses have only been low and no effort has been made on the part of the university or the department to understand this trend from more than a purely statistical analysis of ...


53 People In The [Hebrew] Bible Confirmed Archaeologically, Lawrence J. Mykytiuk 2017 Purdue University

53 People In The [Hebrew] Bible Confirmed Archaeologically, Lawrence J. Mykytiuk

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

This is a list, with end-note documentation, of 53 people in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament who are strongly identified in published inscriptions of known authenticity, in most instances from during or quite close to their lifetimes. It includes people from ancient Egypt, Moab, Aram-Damascus, the northern kingdom of Israel, the southern kingdom of Judah, Assyria, Babylonia, and Persia.

The intent is to include only well-grounded, strong identifications that can be trusted.

Mykytiuk's publications firmly reject the haphazard, "flying by the seat of the pants" approach of numerous online lists which are created without explicit criteria or by suspect ...


Tracing A Gypsy Mixed Language Through Medieval And Early Modern Arabic And Persian Literature, Kristina Richardson 2017 CUNY Queens College

Tracing A Gypsy Mixed Language Through Medieval And Early Modern Arabic And Persian Literature, Kristina Richardson

Publications and Research

In this paper I will analyze and trace samples of a tribal dialect that thrived in medieval Islam and has survived into the modern period. It is a mixed language or para-language that takes the form of embedding a substitutive vocabulary into the grammatical structure of other languages and it has historically been spoken within communities of peripatetics and commercial nomads, or Gypsy 1 groups. In 10th-century Arabic sources produced in Būyid Iraq and Iran, non-speakers named this language lughat al-mukaddīn (the language of the beggars), another demonstration of an outsider’s perspective. However, speakers of this language called it ...


Homefulness: The Cultural Safety Net In The Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan, Joshua Ahearn 2017 SIT Graduate Institute - Study Abroad

Homefulness: The Cultural Safety Net In The Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan, Joshua Ahearn

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Abstract

This exploratory study aims to answer the basic question of why the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan appears to be without homelessness. A developing nation coping with economic, ecological, and geopolitical instability has somehow managed to create a society where homelessness seems to not exist. The study begins with a review of literature on homelessness and theory in order to conceptualize this complex issue, followed by a review of data on homelessness in developing countries, and an overview of the Islamic thought on poverty. The guiding theory of this research is social collectivism and how Jordan fits into this cooperative ...


Aos 2017: Edward Elbridge Salisbury And The Aos (Slides), Roberta L Dougherty 2017 Yale University

Aos 2017: Edward Elbridge Salisbury And The Aos (Slides), Roberta L Dougherty

Roberta L. Dougherty

This paper discusses the life and legacy of Edward Elbridge Salisbury (1814-1901), focusing on his role as a founding member of the American Oriental Society-in particular his editorial and material support of the JAOS, and how this raised the international profile of American scholarship in Oriental studies.

In August 1841 the Yale Corporation appointed Salisbury as professor of Arabic and Sanskrit languages and literature, the first such position in the Americas. A year later, on September 7, 1842, "a few gentlemen interested in Oriental literature" founded the American Oriental Society in Boston and--given the significance of his academic appointment--elected Salisbury ...


Aos 2017: Edward Elbridge Salisbury And The Aos, Roberta L Dougherty 2017 Yale University

Aos 2017: Edward Elbridge Salisbury And The Aos, Roberta L Dougherty

Roberta L. Dougherty

This paper discusses the life and legacy of Edward Elbridge Salisbury (1814-1901), focusing on his role as a founding member of the American Oriental Society-in particular his editorial and material support of the JAOS, and how this raised the international profile of American scholarship in Oriental studies.

In August 1841 the Yale Corporation appointed Salisbury as professor of Arabic and Sanskrit languages and literature, the first such position in the Americas. A year later, on September 7, 1842, "a few gentlemen interested in Oriental literature" founded the American Oriental Society in Boston and--given the significance of his academic appointment--elected Salisbury ...


Conspiracy To Prove A Conspiracy: My Meeting With Fethullah Gülen, Reuven Firestone 2017 Hebrew Union College

Conspiracy To Prove A Conspiracy: My Meeting With Fethullah Gülen, Reuven Firestone

Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe

No abstract provided.


Feminism In Pakistan: Dialogues Between Pakistani Feminists, Annie Serez 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

Feminism In Pakistan: Dialogues Between Pakistani Feminists, Annie Serez

Laurier Undergraduate Journal of the Arts

No abstract provided.


Finding The Enigmatic Road To Damascus, Ivan R. Lopez 2017 Tidewater Community College

Finding The Enigmatic Road To Damascus, Ivan R. Lopez

Exigence

This paper is a reaction to the current Syrian refugee crisis. It examines how the Sykes-Picot agreement has impacted the Middle East. It gives a brief history of the region. It compares the opinions and facts gathered by several experts on the Middle East. Finally it discusses ways for the west to move forward to make a positive impact for future generations everywhere.


Notes On Contributors, 2017 Western Michigan University

Notes On Contributors

Transference

No abstract provided.


A Woman Moving Within Me By Nizar Qabbani, Houssem Ben Lazreg 2017 University of Alberta

A Woman Moving Within Me By Nizar Qabbani, Houssem Ben Lazreg

Transference

Translated from Arabic by Houssem Ben Lazreg


Slow Jazz, Recklessness, Nightmares, And Void By Ashraf Zaghal, Ghada Mourad 2017 University of California, Irvine

Slow Jazz, Recklessness, Nightmares, And Void By Ashraf Zaghal, Ghada Mourad

Transference

Translated from Arabic by Ghada Mourad


Foreword, David Kutzko 2017 Western Michigan University

Foreword, David Kutzko

Transference

No abstract provided.


Transference Vol. 4, Fall 2016, 2017 Western Michigan University

Transference Vol. 4, Fall 2016

Transference

No abstract provided.


The Turkish Tea Garden: Exploring A "Third Space" With Cultural Resonances, Sharon Wohl 2017 Iowa State University

The Turkish Tea Garden: Exploring A "Third Space" With Cultural Resonances, Sharon Wohl

Architecture Publications

This article examines the history, use, and significance of the Turkish Tea Garden or Cay Bahcesi, positing that these gardens offer unique democratic spaces for public discourse set within the polis. The article unpacks the historical, cultural, and symbolic features of these gardens, and the role these shared spaces play in Turkey’s multivalent civic environment. It employs Ray Oldenburg’s notion of “third space” to consider how these gardens provide inclusive settings for a culturally diverse citizenry. Furthermore, the article considers how these spaces act as repositories of shared memory, mediating conflict that appears in other societal spheres. The ...


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