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In this unique collection, Yale literary critic Shoshana Felman and psychoanalyst Dori Laub examine the nature and function of memory and the act of witnessing, both in their general relation to the acts of writing and reading, and in their particular relation to the Holocaust. Moving from the literary to the visual, from the artistic to the autobiographical, and from the psychoanalytic to the historical, the book defines for the first time the trauma of the Holocaust as a radical crisis of witnessing "the unprecedented historical occurrence of...an event eliminating its own witness." Through the alternation of a literary and clinical perspective, the authors focus on the henceforth modified relation between knowledge and event, literature and evidence, speech and survival, witnessing and ethics.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Shoshana Felman
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013-10-18
File: 312 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135206031

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A leading New Testament scholar explores key issues in the Gospel of John.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Richard Bauckham
Publisher: Baker Academic
Release: 2007-11-01
File: 313 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780801034855

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In a lucid and compelling style, Cartledge takes the reader inside the `ordinary theology' of contemporary British Pentecostalism. He raises issues of great importance to leaders of diverse religious communities. while sharing ground-breaking scholarship in Pentecostal/Charismatic studies and Practical Theology Richard Osmer, Thomas W. Synnott Professor of Christian Education at Princeton Theological Seminary, USA --

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Genre: Religion
Author: Mark J. Cartledge
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release: 2010
File: 219 Pages
ISBN-13: 0754663523

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The Bible and its preaching are for every generation urgent and indispensable, but they are especially urgent today. Within the preaching of Elijah and Elisha lie the possibilities and inspiration for the church to recover its voice in a way that is unfettered and unencumbered by old habits. It is the chance, and the responsibility, of this new voice to replicate in the present life of the church alternatives underway in the biblical text itself, to show that life "could be otherwise, " and to make it so. Considering these narratives canonically, Walter Brueggemann shows how the memories of Elijah and Elisha took on a quality and authority of lasting testimony. They exhibit a world profoundly open to the gifts, energies, and visions given by God. Brueggemann shows how such prophetic narratives summon listening Israel to a radical either/or decision, endlessly insisting that there are choices to be made that hold options for the world as otherwise.

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Genre: Religion
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Publisher: Chalice Press
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File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0827236700

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What if despite believing you were right with God, God said on the day of judgment depart from me I never knew you? Rael Fallon is a normal young adult who comes to church like many of her fellow church goers. She comes masquerading as an angel of light as she is the sweet and well raised young woman you aspire your child to be. But when the lights were not on her, in the dark of the night, she plays with the world and is as lost as the people she is supposed to reach. It is not until conviction has finally caught up to her and condemnation pursues her that she realizes she has been on the fence. Either stay in your comfort zone and perish. Or come out of your comfort zone and evolve.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: James Edwards
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Release: 2020-09-10
File: 48 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781698702933

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By shedding light on the many factors that can intervene and create inaccurate testimony, Elizabeth Loftus illustrates how memory can be radically altered by the way an eyewitness is questioned, and how new memories can be implanted and old ones changed in subtle ways.

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Genre: Law
Author: Elizabeth F. Loftus
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 1996
File: 253 Pages
ISBN-13: 0674287770

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The consideration of witness testimony had traditionally been a task left to fact-finders with scant guidance from legal professionals. As a result, various practices have developed during the investigative and trial process which can obscure or even eradicate critical material. Miscarriages of justice will continue to occur, so long as those working within the justice system continue to accept witnesses and their testimony at face value. This book aims to make practitioners, as well as the fact-finders and those who guide them, aware of a wide range of perspectives on witness testimony. Each contributor identifies bad practice and puts forward ideas for improvement or removal of previously acceptable investigative and forensic methods.

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Genre: Law
Author: Anthony Heaton-Armstrong
Publisher: Blackstone Press
Release: 1999
File: 360 Pages
ISBN-13: 1854317318

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A technical expert and a lawyer provide practical approaches for IT professionals who need to get up to speed on the role of an expert witness and how testimony works. Includes actual transcripts and case studies.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Fred Chris Smith
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Release: 2003
File: 509 Pages
ISBN-13: 0201752794

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The book examines the laws in the Pentateuch that govern trial-court witnesses and their testimony (for example, the requirement of at least two witnesses and the prohibition of false testimony). Through a detailed comparison of these laws with Neo-Babylonian trial records, the author proposes new solutions to longstanding interpretive problems posed by the biblical texts. This is the first study of pentateuchal law to make such extensive use of this Neo-Babylonian material. The book argues that these records from Mesopotamia shed important light on the biblical laws and demonstrate how rules, like those contained in the pentateuchal codes, may have operated within an ancient Near Eastern judicial system. The features shared by the biblical and Neo-Babylonian material include legal terminology, evidence requirements, a preference for empirical evidence over religious rituals for resolving disputes, and the treatment of wrongful prosecution. The author concludes that these features are more pronounced in the Neo-Babylonian than any other period, although they may have developed over time and found their way into the biblical codes even before then. The book contains fresh analysis of a number of Neo-Babylonian as well as biblical texts.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Bruce Wells
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Release: 2004
File: 226 Pages
ISBN-13: 344705056X

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Survivors of political violence give testimonies in families and communities, trials and truth commissions, religious institutions, psychotherapies, newspapers, documentaries, artworks, and even in solitude. Through spoken, written, and visual images, survivors' testimonies tell stories that may change history, politics, and life itself. In this book Stevan Weine, a psychiatrist and scholar in the field of mental health and human rights, focuses on the testimony of survivors for the hope it might hold-hope expressed by survivors again and again that, no matter what horrors or humiliations they have endured, some good might come of their stories. It is through the thinking of Mikhail Bakhtin, and his approach to narrative, that Weine seeks to read the testimony of survivors of political violence from four different twentieth-century historical nightmares--and to read them as the stories they are meant to be, fully conveying their legitimacy, resourcefulness, power--and, finally, hope. A deeply involving, compassionate, occasionally confrontational blend of practical hands-on experience and dialogic theory, emerging from the author's decade-long work in Europe and Chicago with survivors of the Balkan wars, this book is committed to the proposition that efforts to use testimony to address the consequences of political violence can be strengthened--though by no means guaranteed--if they are based on a fuller acknowledgment of the personal and ethical elements embodied in the narrative essence of testimony. These elements are what Testimony after Catastrophe seeks to reveal.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Stevan Weine
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Release: 2006-08-14
File: 181 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780810123014

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