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The Grace in Hierarchy

Seniors, God, and the Sources of Life in Southern Ethiopia

Julian Sommerschuh

answer, in brief, is grace. I show that in the Aari way of life, relations among kin are animated by a distinctive conception of grace. This is the conception that those higher up the kinship hierarchy dispense blessings to their juniors, and that

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Grace Is Incommensurability in Commensuration

The Semantics of Bwan among Three Generations of Wa and Lahu Prophets

Hans Steinmüller

property of someone but refers to great fortune as a general category. In that sense, the bwan in ting bwanson is very similar to grace in Indo-European languages; possibly the meaning of the word was just a specific ‘favour’ but when stated after the

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The Anthropology of Grace and the Grace of Anthropology

Michael Edwards and Méadhbh McIvor

It has now been three decades since Julian Pitt-Rivers (1992: 215) called for anthropologists to study the workings of ‘grace’, arguing that ‘surely the anthropology of religion can no more ignore Western theology than the anthropology of law

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The Paris Opera Ballet Dancing Offstage

Work, Grace, and Race

Tessa Ashlin Nunn

, occasionally attracting audiences from families living in apartments with first-row seats to peer into my home studio. Ballet became a saving grace during this challenging period of isolation, sickness, and restricted movement, insofar as dance creates

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The Orthodox Charismatic Gift

Giuseppe Tateo

Bucharest. Depending on the context, the Romanian word har stands for the ‘divine grace’, ‘charisma’, or ‘gift’ that descends on priests and monks as a result of ordination or as a special quality granted directly by God. The alleged lack or abundance of

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The Look as a Call to Freedom

On the Possibility of Sartrean Grace

Sarah Horton

reasonably be considered as an experience of grace—though the for-itself may choose to reject this grace and to receive the look only in shame and hatred. Several recent reinterpretations of the look challenge the traditional view by arguing that shame is

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An Unaccountable Love

Healing and Sacrifice in Post-Genocide Rwanda

Nofit Itzhak

healing of members of a Catholic Charismatic community in Rwanda who suffered acute personal loss during and following the 1994 Rwandan genocide. I draw on two terms central to my interlocutors’ conception of their relationship to God—sacrifice and grace

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'Grace Revealed and Erased': Sartre on Tintoretto's Modest Plenitude

Tim Huntley

This paper looks at Sartre's 1957 papers on Jacopo Tintoretto to examine his reading of action and space in Tintoretto's St George and the Dragon. I suggest that Sartre offers an idea of grace which, far from shoring up a sense of decisive resolution to the action depicted in the painting, speaks instead of an abandonment in the subjective situation. This notion of abandonment appears through the erasure of a conclusive causal point, the disappearance of which lies at the heart of Sartre's reading. Once freed from causal moorings existence is not loosened but rather becomes weighed down in its very situation. Taking support from the work of Levinas this paper considers how Sartre follows the cursive lines of this burdened subjectivity within the deceptive play of Tintoretto's painting.

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Nourrir les vivants par la grâce des saints

La nourriture et le sacré dans le chiisme iranien

Sepideh Parsapajouh

, suffit à transmettre et diffuser la grâce de Dieu ( khodâ ) dans le corps. Le bien produit ainsi aura un double effet : d'un côté, sur le corps et l'esprit de celui qui consomme le plat votif ( nazri ), et de l'autre, sur l'être et le destin de celui qui

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Turkish Robbers, Lumps of Delight, and the Detritus of Empire

The East Revisited in Dickens's Late Novels

Grace Moore

It is a testament to Said’s critical legacy that today it is almost inconceivable to approach the Victorian novel without considering the representation (or lack thereof) of race and imperialism. Said’s conceptualisation of Orientalism as a dynamic exchange between authors and their broader political context has made a new generation of readers acutely aware of the markers of Britain’s imperial progress that had hitherto been rendered invisible.