The Meaning of the City

The Meaning of the City, says John Wilkinson in his introductory essay to the book, is the theological counterpoint to Ellul's Technological Society, a work that analyzed the phenomenon of the autonomous and totally manipulative post ...

Author: Jacques Ellul

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606089736

Category: Religion

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Jacques Ellul, a former member of a Law Faculty at the University of Bordeaux, was recognized as a brilliant and penetrating commentator on the relationship between theology and sociology. In the Meaning of the City he presents what he finds in the Bible--a sophisticated, coherent theology of the city fully applicable to today's urbanized society. Ellul believes that the city symbolizes the supreme work of man--and, as such, represents man's ultimate rejection of God. Therefore it is the city, where lies man's rebellious heart, that must be reformed. The author stresses the fact that the Bible does not find man's fulfillment in a return to an idyllic Eden, but points rather to a life of communion with the Savior in the city transfigured. The Meaning of the City, says John Wilkinson in his introductory essay to the book, is the theological counterpoint to Ellul's Technological Society, a work that analyzed the phenomenon of the autonomous and totally manipulative post-industrial world. Ellul takes issue with those who idealistically plan new urban environments for man, as though man alone can negate the inherent diabolism of the city. For Ellul, the history of the city from the times of Cain and Nimrod through to Babylon and Jerusalem reveals a tendency to destroy the human being for the sake of human works. Nevertheless, continuing the theme of the tension between two realities that characterizes all his works, Ellul sees God as electing the city as itself an instrument of grace for the believer. William Stringfellow describes The Meaning of the City as a book of startling significance, which should rank beside Reinhold Niebuhr's Moral Man and Immoral Society as a work of truly momentous potential. Douglass D. McFerran adds that it is a book worth serious consideration by anyone interested in the relationship between religious commitment and secular involvement. And John Wilkinson sums it up: There are very few convincingly religious analyses of the sociological phenomena of the present day. . . . Ellul's biblically based sociology is today furnishing the matter for a large and growing group of social protestants, particularly in the United States.

Communication Culture and Making Meaning in the City

This book addresses contemporary urban life through ethnographic examinations of mundane experience. International in scope, authors explore the city as image, movement, history, and relationship.

Author: Ahmet Atay

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498531948

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book addresses contemporary urban life through ethnographic examinations of mundane experience. International in scope, authors explore the city as image, movement, history, and relationship.

Cities and the Meanings of Late Antiquity

This study examines how cities have become an area of significant historical debate about late antiquity, challenging accepted notions that it is a period of dynamic change and reasserting views of the era as one of decline and fall.

Author: Mark Humphries

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004422612

Category: History

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This study examines how cities have become an area of significant historical debate about late antiquity, challenging accepted notions that it is a period of dynamic change and reasserting views of the era as one of decline and fall.

Empire City

A mosaic of grand improvements and environmental disorder, this work covers landmarks such as Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Author: David M. Scobey

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1592132359

Category: History

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A look at the dreams that inspired the changes in the landscape of New York, and the problems that eluded solution. A mosaic of grand improvements and environmental disorder, this work covers landmarks such as Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge.

The Meaning of the Revelation Or a Paraphrase with Questions on the Revelation of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Divine In which the Synchronisms of Mr Joseph Mede and the Expositions of Other Interpreters are Called in Question and a New Exposition Given of the Prophecies of the Revelation from the Sixth Chapter to the Eighteenth By Richard Hayter

Anļ . Is this indeed the meaning ? Why , Christ has been crucified in his members
at Jerusalem , as well as in his own body , so that lerufalem may be the City in
that sense too . 2. I deny that to be the meaning , for it is not said in every City ...

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A Book about the Film Monty Python s The Meaning of Life

270 Lastly, it's interesting that City pirate John Bentley would term the resale of
assets as “floating” them after they'd been “modernized,” as if they were ships that
had been made more seaworthy.271 The Crimson Permanent Assurance was ...

Author: Darl Larsen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538115978

Category: Performing Arts

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This reference identifies and explains the cultural, historical, and topical allusions in the film Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, the Pythons’ third and final original feature as a complete group. In this resource, virtually every allusion and reference that appears in the film is identified and explained —from Britain’s waning Empire through the Winter of Discontent to Margaret Thatcher’s second-term mandate, from playing fields to battle fields, and from accountant pirates to sacred sperm. Organized chronologically by scene, the entries cover literary and metaphoric allusions, symbolisms, names, peoples, and places; as well as the many social, cultural, and historical elements that populate this film, and the Pythons’ work in general.

The Cultural Meaning of Urban Space

This book presents a cross-cultural approach to the study of urban space from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives.

Author: Robert Louis Rotenberg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780897893206

Category: Social Science

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This book presents a cross-cultural approach to the study of urban space from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives. Essays written by major contributors to contemporary urban studies explore conceptual and linguistic interpretations of urban space, visual and social examinations of world cities, and policy issues in spatial analysis. Using case studies from Asia, Latin America, North America, and Europe, the authors raise important questions about space and power, processes of change, aesthetics and attitudes toward space, and social divisions expressed through urban life. This collection endorses the centrality of cross-cultural investigation and paves the way for comparative debate which will lead to new areas of urban research.

Environmental City

The environmental movement in Austin became the political and symbolic arm of the more general movement for place.This is a history of the environmental movement in Austin--how it began; what it did; and how it promoted ideas about the ...

Author: William Scott Swearingen

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292792784

Category: History

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As Austin grew from a college and government town of the 1950s into the sprawling city of 2010, two ideas of Austin as a place came into conflict. Many who promoted the ideology of growth believed Austin would be defined by economic output, money, and wealth. But many others thought Austin was instead defined by its quality of life. Because the natural environment contributed so much to Austin's quality of life, a social movement that wanted to preserve the city's environment became the leading edge of a larger movement that wanted to retain a unique sense of place. The environmental movement in Austin became the political and symbolic arm of the more general movement for place.This is a history of the environmental movement in Austin--how it began; what it did; and how it promoted ideas about the relationships between people, cities, and the environment. It is also about a deeper movement to retain a sense of place that is Austin, and how that deeper movement continues to shape the way Austin is built today. The city it helped to create is now on the forefront of national efforts to rethink how we build our cities, reduce global warming, and find ways that humans and the environment can coexist in a big city.

The Cultural Meaning of Aleppo

With its introduction to the concept of the cultural urban landscape acting as a 'cohesive territorial organism', nourished by different cultures, this book becomes a theoretical and practical handbook for architects, urban planners and ...

Author: Giulia Annalinda Neglia

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781789381795

Category: Architecture

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The book documents the history and morphology of the Ancient City of Aleppo, outlining first the urbanistic development of the city and then focusing on the architectural heritage with specific focus on the domestic architecture, addressing the initiatives to reconstruct and rehabilitate the urban fabric. The author argues in favour of the safeguarding and rehabilitation of the architectural heritage to protect the cultural memory of the inhabitants of Aleppo, despite of the destruction of architecture due to the recent war. Through a capillary documentation of the palimpsest of Aleppo – the peculiar characteristics of its courtyard houses and the neighbourhoods of Bayyada, Bab Quinnesrin and al-Farafra – this is a theoretical and practical handbook for architects, urban planners and restorers alike. Through this analytical discussion of the city’s urban fabric, it introduces the concept of the cultural urban landscape acting as a 'cohesive territorial organism', nourished by different cultures, in which contrasting scales of land, city and neighbourhood are interconnected in a fractal state. With a focus on retaining the uniqueness and diversity of this residential typology, which bore witness to the rich cultural history of Syria and the Middle East as a whole, Neglia maps a future reconstruction that focuses on cultural continuity, tradition and the re-establishment of a crucial social memory. Of particular interest and relevance to cultural heritage experts, urban planners architects and designers. Also, to researchers, scholars and students interested in studies on urban morphology and building typology, UNESCO and ICOMOS. Scholars and students interested in the Middle East. Will also be of significant interest to professionals dealing with the implementation of rehabilitation measures in other cities inscribed on the Word Cultural Heritage List, or cities with a sound historic fabric which has been destroyed due to war or other events.

Report of the Trial of the Directors of the City of Glasgow Bank Before the High Court of Justiciary

Edinburgh, on Monday, January 20, 1879, and Following Days City of Glasgow
Bank Directors. you got ... ( Q . ) What is the meaning of that entry“ Reserve gold
in the cash chest , and gold and silver coin on hand in the cash chest ? " Witness
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Author: City of Glasgow Bank Directors

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ISBN: OXFORD:N11058388

Category: Bank directors

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Trial for fabricating and falsifying the balance sheet for the year, which was issued to the stockholders of the bank.

Cases Determined by the St Louis Kansas City and Springfield Courts of Appeals of the State of Missouri

If the meaning of the term was well understood between the contracting parties , it
is immaterial whether such usage was one day or one thousand years old . Nor is
there anything in the law , or in the subject - matter of the contract , which ...

Author: Missouri. Courts of appeals

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ISBN: UOM:35112102725365

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Cases Determined in the St Louis and the Kansas City Courts of Appeals of the State of Missouri

There is no principle upon which this theory can be sustained . As is said by Mr.
Greenleaf : " The writing , it is true , may be read by the light of surrounding
circumstances , in order more perfectly to understand the intent and meaning ...

Author: Missouri. Courts of Appeals

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ISBN: UOM:35112102725597

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Annual Report of the School Committee of the City of Boston

Difficult words to be spelled by sounds . Conversations on the meaning of what is
read . Spelling and Thinking Combined , -to the seventyfifth page . Spelling
words by sounds . Questions on the meaning of words . Eaton's Primary
Arithmetic ...

Author: Boston (Mass.). School Committee

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ISBN: UIUC:30112108235992

Category: Education

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18 -1905 include the Annual report of the superintendent of public schools.

The City Shaped

The book is about the universal phenomenon of citymaking seen in a historical perspective - how and why cities took the shape they did.

Author: Spiro Kostof

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500280991

Category: Cities and towns

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The book is about the universal phenomenon of citymaking seen in a historical perspective - how and why cities took the shape they did. It focuses on a number of themes - organic patterns, the grid, the city as a diagram, the grand manner, and the skyline - and moves through time and place to interpret the hidden order inscribed in urban patterns.

The Golden City

III . THE NEW JERUSALEM . — THE GOLDEN CITY . IM N view of the conflicting
methods of interpretation , and the conflicting opinions which have been
entertained with regard to the meaning and purpose of the Apocalypse , one is
surprised ...

Author: Benjamin Fiske Barrett

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022016811

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Annual Message of the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia with Annual Reports of the Departments

In the absence of statutory definition , resort must be had to the dictionary , which
gives as the meaning of adulterate ' to corrupt , debase or make impure by an
admixture of baser materials , ' that is to say , to inject something into the thing to
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Author: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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ISBN: CHI:107099441

Category: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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