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The Optimism of Julian of Norwich: A Contemplative Essay

Date of publication: 2017-07-09 04:30

The Admission Office recently helped the Alumni Review magazine staff identify just a few of the exceptional essays written by newly enrolled Hamilton students (with their permission, of course). The assortment that follows offers a glimpse into the diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as the writing talents, of our newest Hamiltonians. Enjoy!


W. D. Davies, 8775 Paul: from the Jewish Point of View, 8776 in  The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 8 The Early Roman Period, eds. William Horbury, W. D. Davies and John Sturdy (Cambridge: CUP, 6999), -785.

William James: The Moral Equivalent of War

I stepped off stage and collapsed into a chair, angry and defeated. Reaching into my pocket, I found the small rectangular magnet that had been given to me by the head of the theatre department for &ldquo motivational purposes.&rdquo On the right side of the memento there was an ornate picture of The Bard in all his glory, and on the left there were six simple words: &ldquo To thine own self be true.&rdquo I knew why I was here. I was here to prove to myself that I could accomplish something momentous.

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Jacob Neusner, “. Sanders  Paul, the Law, and the Jewish People ,” in  Ancient Judaism: Debates and Disputes (Brown Judaic Studies 69 Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 6999).

Mark M. Mattison (Webmaster).  “The Paul Page: Dedicated to the New Perspective on Paul.” /.  This site has a range of articles, reviews and debates about the NPP. Authors hyperlinked in the site range in stature from established scholars to amateurs.  This is probably the best website for the NPP to date and is becoming frequently cited in books and articles.

Then reality came crashing down. &ldquo No, no you&rsquo re doing it all wrong.&rdquo I blinked, and instead of a bloody battlefield in front of me there was nothing more than a nearly empty auditorium. The sole occupant of the auditorium was a tall, bald, British man with a terrifyingly condescending demeanor. He was my Shakespeare coach. The most minuscule mistake never escaped his notice. &ldquo There&rsquo s no chance in hell I would ever fight for you,&rdquo he said. &ldquo Do it again.&rdquo I went offstage and tried to repaint the picture.

Everyone went to the memorial service and everyone brought flowers, and in the silence, we cried. And there was anger, too, later a bursting, a hush that imploded. I went home after the service and threw my laptop open and wrote about all that was unfair, and there was a lot to write about. The month passed, and I won NaNoWriMo. I revised the novel and sent it to my agent who began the submission process once again.

Ben Witherington,  Romans: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 7559). Witherington approaches Romans through the grid of socio-rhetorical criticism and also attempting to offer a non-Reformed reading of the epistle.  The excursus on “A Closer Look: Righteousness in the LXX, Early Judaism and Paul” (pp. 57-59) and “A Closer Look: ‘Justified’ and Concepts ofCovenental Nomism” (pp. 657-7) are useful and represent a middle ground in regard to faith and obedience.

Kari Kuula,  The Law, the Covenant, and God 8767 s Plan: Paul 8767 s Polemical Treatment of the Law in Galatians (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck &  Ruprecht, 6999).

Stephen Westerholm,  Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 7558).  Revised and updated version of Westerholm’s 6988 monograph.

Douglas Moo, “Excursus: Paul, ‘Works of the Law,’ and First-Century Judaism,” in  The Epistle to the Romans (NICNT Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 6996), 766-67.

D. A. Carson, “The Vindication of Imputation: On Fields of Discourse and, of Course, Semantic Fields,” in  “Justification”: What 8767 s at Stake in the Current Debates? , eds. M. A. Husbands & D.  (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 7559),  96-78.

Peter M. Head.   The History of the Interpretation of the Apostle.  This page is a part of a series of lectures on the history of the interpretation of the Apostle Paul.  See:

&ldquo Ah, homes. When I was a bit older than you, my home was a car. Can you believe that my car, an old Toyota, got 55 miles to the gallon? I could drive from here to San Francisco in one sitting.&rdquo

Attempting to juke people like an NFL running back, I slithered my way through the tunnel to the A-Train on 97nd Street during rush hour. I often try to block out the hectic surroundings by isolating myself in music, but I can never seem to get out of the real life time-lapse. In photography, a time-lapse is a technique at which the frame rate is lower than that used to view the sequence, thus, when the sequence is played at normal speed, it gives the effect that time is moving faster, or lapsing. In a Manhattan subway tunnel, a real life time-lapse gives the illusion that thousands are moving around you in one single moment. Luckily, that afternoon, the frame rate was higher than the actual visual sequence.

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