Circling the Elephant

This book argues that Christian theology must be done in conversation with other religions.


Author: John J. Thatamanil


ISBN: 0823288528

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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Christian theologians have for some decades affirmed that they have no monopoly on encounters with God or ultimate reality, and that other religions also have access to religious truth and transformation. If that is the case, the time has come for Christians not only to learn about but also from their religious neighbors. Circling the Elephant affirms that the best way to be truly open to the mystery of the infinite is to move away from defensive postures of religious isolationism and self-sufficiency and to move, in vulnerability and openness, toward the mystery of the neighbor. Employing the ancient Indian allegory of the elephant and blind(folded) men, John J. Thatamanil argues for the integration of three, often-separated theological projects: theologies of religious diversity (the work of accounting for why there are so many different understandings of the elephant), comparative theology (the venture of walking over to a different side of the elephant), and constructive theology (the endeavor of re-describing the elephant in light of the other two tasks). Circling the Elephant also offers an analysis of why we have fallen short in the past. Interreligious learning has been obstructed by problematic ideas about "religion" and "religions," Thatamanil argues, while also pointing out the troubling resonances between reified notions of "religion" and "race." He contests these notions and offers a new theory of the religious that makes interreligious learning both possible and desirable. Christians have much to learn from their religious neighbors, even about such central features of Christian theology as Christ and the Trinity. This book envisions religious diversity as a promise, not a problem, and proposes a new theology of religious diversity that opens the door to robust interreligious learning and Christian transformation through encountering the other.


The shock of the fall , the elephant's blaring call , startled the boy , who knew that
the trumpeting told of great danger ... So warily , while the dusk closed in , the two
forces , evil and good , fenced neatly , the python circling , the elephant slowly ...




ISBN: MINN:31951002805689M

Category: California


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The Sunset

The shock of the fall , the elephant ' s blaring , call , startled the boy , who knew
that the trumpeting told of great danger . ... fenced neatly , the python circling , the
elephant slowly keeping his head to him , the boy under the bulk , between the ...




ISBN: PRNC:32101064477977

Category: Amateur journalism


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A Californian Circling the Globe

Then all the Rajahs of India , about 100 of them , came , scated on a double row
of elephants , dressed in gold cloth on silver and gold howdahs . Elephants and
rulers of these many native states were dressed in jewels , silver bells , great ...


Author: Henry Fuller


ISBN: SRLF:A0010144574

Category: California

Page: 329

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An Elephant s Track

On a bit of board in the shadow of the umbrella a couple of odd little marionettes
of colored metal were circling in a kind of ... bawled another individual who had
set up a table near - by covered with wooden ninepins AN ELEPHANT ' S TRACK


Author: Mollie Evelyn Moore Davis


ISBN: UCAL:$B249723

Category: Southern States

Page: 276

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Operation Elephant

There were giraffes , zebras , and stately herds of elephants . David pointed at
some large birds circling in the elephant is then dead , and no more money will
be made from it . A living elephant brings in about $ 15 , 000 a year from tourists ...


Author: Jill Bailey


ISBN: 0811465543

Category: Elephants

Page: 48

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Paul and Helen observe the habits and habitats of the African elephant. Similar fictional vignettes combined with factual information focus on the behavior and endangered situation of several species of elephants.

The Story of a Mahout and His War Elephant

They made all sort of noises, both threatening and reassuring while circling the
wild elephant at bay. Then, with more ropes, they tied the captive fast to a tree.
When Lekdam finally released its hold on the calf, it was almost midnight and the


Author: Hùng Vũ


ISBN: UOM:39015024003751

Category: Elephants

Page: 188

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A young man and his elephant join a guerrilla unit in fighting the French troops in Viet Nam during the late 1940's.

Motherhood the Elephant in the Laboratory

A colleague had recommended the harness as she fondly recalled her son
circling her legs next to her poster at a conference more than a decade earlier.
Whereas her son's behavior had been like a well-behaved pet, my boy's was
more like ...


Author: Emily Monosson

Publisher: ILR Press

ISBN: 9780801459078

Category: Science

Page: 232

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About half of the undergraduate and roughly 40 percent of graduate degree recipients in science and engineering are women. As increasing numbers of these women pursue research careers in science, many who choose to have children discover the unique difficulties of balancing a professional life in these highly competitive (and often male-dominated) fields with the demands of motherhood. Although this issue directly affects the career advancement of women scientists, it is rarely discussed as a professional concern, leaving individuals to face the dilemma on their own. To address this obvious but unacknowledged crisis—the elephant in the laboratory, according to one scientist—Emily Monosson, an independent toxicologist, has brought together 34 women scientists from overlapping generations and several fields of research—including physics, chemistry, geography, paleontology, and ecology, among others—to share their experiences. From women who began their careers in the 1970s and brought their newborns to work, breastfeeding them under ponchos, to graduate students today, the authors of the candid essays written for this groundbreaking volume reveal a range of career choices: the authors work part-time and full-time; they opt out and then opt back in; they become entrepreneurs and job share; they teach high school and have achieved tenure. The personal stories that comprise Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory not only show the many ways in which women can successfully combine motherhood and a career in science but also address and redefine what it means to be a successful scientist. These valuable narratives encourage institutions of higher education and scientific research to accommodate the needs of scientists who decide to have children.

The Modern Savage

When elephants lumber past the exact place of death years later, they will often
stop and pause in a gesture of respect. Cynthia Moss, who has spent decades
studying elephants in the wild, discusses the elephant practice of “herd circling,”
an ...


Author: James McWilliams

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250031204

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Just Food author James McWilliams's exploration of the "compassionate carnivore" movement and the paradox of humanity's relationship with animals. In the last four decades, food reformers have revealed the ecological and ethical problems of eating animals raised in industrial settings, turning what was once the boutique concern of radical eco-freaks into a mainstream movement. Although animal products are often labeled "cage free," "free range," and "humanely raised," can we trust these goods to be safe, sound, or ethical? In The Modern Savage, renowned writer, historian, and animal advocate James McWilliams pushes back against the questionable moral standards of a largely omnivorous world and explores the "alternative to the alternative"-not eating domesticated animals at all. In poignant, powerful, and persuasive prose, McWilliams reveals the scope of the cruelty that takes place even on the smallest and-supposedly-most humane animal farms. In a world increasingly aware of animals' intelligence and the range of their emotions, McWilliams advocates for the only truly moral, sustainable choice-a diet without meat, dairy, or other animal products. The Modern Savage is a riveting expose of an industry that has typically hidden behind a veil of morality, and a compelling account of how to live a more economical, environmental, and ethical life.

The Living Age

Thus abashed I have I don ' t think — no , I don ' t think I taken my seat , a gentle
breath from have become much more of a rogue Greenland ' s icy mountains
circling elephant even to the last ; I mean as round the table at the same moment







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Boss Elephant

They cared little about where they went ; the exercise field which stretched
beyond the elephant house was a wide one , and they moved at will , the dog
sniffing and circling , the amiable old elephant shuffling contentedly in his wake .


Author: Courtney Ryley Cooper


ISBN: WISC:89061691952

Category: Circus

Page: 299

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Legends Fishnets

Circling crane . Cat . Pickerel . Manx . Crazy elephant . Shrew . Zevulon the Zebra
. Duck . Circling crane . Rat . Crazy elephant . Bull . Osprey . Whale . Peacock .
Circling crane . Zebra . Circling crane . Salamander . Cuttlefish . Circling crane .


Author: Dick Higgins


ISBN: STANFORD:36105040474798


Page: 107

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Circling the Square

Elephant and Trainer , from Calder's Circus , 1926-31 . Painted wood , cloth ,
rubber tubing , wire , fur , pipe cleaners , cork , and nails , 12 X 29X 15. ” Whitney
Museum of American Art , New York . 24 Image 7 : Pablo Picasso . Family of ...


Author: Kelly Anne Brown


ISBN: UCAL:W267672


Page: 674

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The Circling Year

We feel , even while he speaks , the same mild amusement with which the
elephant hunter listens to the rabbit shooter's boasting . Althea and I may not yet
be veterans of climatic rebellions to which the soft city dweller is immune , but we
have ...


Author: Frederic Franklyn Van de Water



Category: Country life

Page: 222

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Circling South America

There is a rather dreadful church here , built of iron , which he designed , and a
custom house in somewhat better taste . A sky - scraping hotel was going up ,
already a white elephant on the hands of the railroad which was building it . This
is ...


Author: Isabel Anderson

Publisher: Boston, Marshall Jones

ISBN: UVA:X000936633

Category: South America

Page: 214

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The Wide World Magazine

Then he trotted off , trumpeting loudly , and started circling again . This sort of
thing happened several more times during the following hour . The elephant kept
on circling round , and charging as soon as he got our wind . I was in a blue funk .




ISBN: CHI:79285806



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The Great Indian Elephant Book

Motimali and four other elephants were tethered to trees about fifty yards away .
My guests were facing the river and a cold wind from the gorge was blowing . I
noticed that the baby elephant , with mischief in its eyes , was circling around in
the ...


Author: Dhr̥tikānta Lāhiṛī Caudhurī

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015052265470

Category: Nature

Page: 459

View: 103

Collection of elephant stories, descriptions and insight into animal behavior, anatomy and haunts.

Lord of the Celestial Elephant

Unbeknown to the ayah , the small child has wandered into the garden by the
bamboo trees and sits squatting on the sand , holding a bowl and , with one little
hand , is circling the spoon of porridge in front of the venomous reptile .


Author: Elaine Halton


ISBN: UOM:39015064247102

Category: Burma

Page: 144

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Between the Elephant s Eyes

We had roamed far south this time across the Tana , and Gholo saw the vultures
circling in another part of the veldt . As usual , these were hungry ones and rabid
for the meat they could see but could not devour . They were a bare half mile ...


Author: Robert Lee Scott (Jr.)


ISBN: STANFORD:36105047034181

Category: Elephant hunting

Page: 243

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Cheetal Walk

I held my fire not only for an emergency but also because I did not want to shoot
the wrong elephant in the confusion . ... Much has been written about wounded
elephants and other dangerous game circling their trail and ambushing the
enemy ...


Author: E. R. C. Davidar

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015043248643

Category: Natural history

Page: 208

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With reference to Nilgiri hills in Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu; author's personal narrative.