Search for dissertations about: "vision of the world"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 142 swedish dissertations containing the words vision of the world.

  1. 1. Origins of Kingship Traditions and Symbolism in the Great Lakes Region of Africa

    Author : Birgitta Farelius; Tord Fornberg; Arvi Hurskainen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; interlacustrine; “the religious vision of the world”; the Creator; the first owners of the soil; the white cow; the hammer of smith ; Bigo bya Mugenyi; social stratification; the Bacwezi; the Babiito ideology of statecraft; the Bunyoro centre of creation; History of religion; Religionshistoria;

    Abstract : Considering myth as the bearer of important symbolism with potentials to reveal history, this dissertation undertakes a historical interpretation of kingship traditions and/or myths in the Great Lakes region. While the historical sources describe the cultures of the peoples of the interlacustrine region, this study goes a step further to develop analytic categories using symbolism to interpret and explain the socio-political developments, which previously have been mystified and hence crystallised in theories as the well-known Hamitic theory. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Hermetic Piety of the Mind : A Semiotic and Cognitive Study of the Discourse of Hermes Trismegistos

    Author : J. Peter Södergård; Anders Hultgård; Jörgen Podemann Sörensen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; History of religions; Religionshistoria; History of religion; Religionshistoria;

    Abstract : The present work explores how the concept mind is used in the discourse of Hermes Trismegistos for the bringing forth of a Hermetic piety of mind, which culminates in mystical vision and in the divinization of the initiand. In focus are some constitutive elements of a religious discourse stemming from Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, and which has survived largely in the form of spiritually instructive dialogues, written in the name of Hermes Trismegistos or in the names of those associated with him. READ MORE

  3. 3. Scenes of Writing, Scenes of Looking : Don DeLillo, Claus Beck-Nielsen, and the Politics of the Novel

    Author : Morten Feldtfos Thomsen; Per Bäckström; John Sundholm; Karen S. Jacobs; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; DeLillo; Beck-Nielsen; literature; aesthetics; politics; technology; imagetext; W.J.T. Mitchell; print novel; visual culture; media; intermediality; Rancière; multimodality; materiality; image; vision; Comparative Literature; Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : Cries of the death of the novel and even of literature in general have become cultural commonplaces. In an age seemingly dominated by digital spectacle, many seem to think that traditional print literature has become an almost obsolete cultural practice, bereft of any critical social and political relevance. READ MORE

  4. 4. John Rufus and the World Vision of Anti-Chalcedonian Culture

    Author : Jan-Eric Steppa; Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; History of the Christian church; here; visions; holy man; propaganda; hagiography; Anastasius I; Zeno; Peter the Iberian; Severus of Antioch; John Rufus; Gaza; Palestine; asceticism; monasticism; monophysitism; anti-Chalcedonianism; Chalcedon; Patristics; Byzantine Empire; Late Antiquity; Kristna kyrkans historia; General; systematic and practical Christian theology; Kristen teologi allmän; systematisk och praktisk ;

    Abstract : The present study deals with the works of John Rufus, disciple of Peter the Iberian at Gaza. There are three works preserved from him, composed in Greek at the turn of the sixth century, and preserved in Syriac: the Life of Peter the Iberian, the Commemoration of the Death of Theodosius, and the Plerophories. READ MORE

  5. 5. Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati : the context and significance of a modern Hindu personalist

    Author : Ferdinando Sardella; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Modern Hinduism; Vaishnavism; Bhakti; Vivekananda; Bengal Renaissance; History of religion; Religionshistoria; Religionshistoria; History of Religions;

    Abstract : This study explores the life and work of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati (1874-1937), a Vaishnava guru of the school of Chaitanya (1486-1534), who, at a time that Hindu non-dualism was most prominent, managed to establish a pan-Indian movement for the modern revival of traditional personalist bhakti that today encompasses both Indian and non-Indian populations throughout the world.To most historians, the period between 1815 and 1914 is known as Britain’s Im-perial Century, when the power of British cultural influence was at its height, most especially in Calcutta, India, the jewel of the British crown. READ MORE