Hospitality and the Other

In this book, Yong shows what happens when the revolutionary practices of Jesus and the early church are applied to Christian relations with people of other faiths.


Author: Amos Yong


ISBN: 1570757720

Category: Philosophy

Page: 169

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In this book, Yong shows what happens when the revolutionary practices of Jesus and the early church are applied to Christian relations with people of other faiths. He shows that the religious 'other' is not a mere object for conversion, but a neighbour to whom hospitality must be extended.

Future Theory

To be hospitable, then, is to be inventive in one's relation to the Other. Or, to be more precise, to the singular Other, to the Other's singularity, 'the singularity of who arrives', as we have just heard Derrida saying. Hospitality ...


Author: Marc Botha

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472567376

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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By interrogating the terms and concepts most central to cultural change, Future Theory interrogates how theory can play a central role in dynamic transition. It demonstrates how entangled the highly politicized spheres of cultural production, scientific invention, and intellectual discourse are in the contemporary world and how new concepts and forms of thinking are crucial to embarking upon change. Future Theory is built around five key concepts – boundaries, organization, rupture, novelty, futurity – examined by leading international thinkers to build a vision of how theory can be applied to a constantly shifting world.

The Motif of Hospitality in Theological Education

All these three educational practices in contemporary higher education involve an “other.” Given the fact that hospitality is “otheroriented,”416 it is, thus, not surprising that professionals in higher education, as well as Christian ...


Author: Davina Hui Leng Soh

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN: 9781783682225

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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These are exciting times in theological education as old models are being reassessed and teachers and schools are looking for guidance on how best to do the job and how to profitably relate to students in the ministry of teaching. Increasingly, the motif of hospitality is being used to guide our thinking and practice, but it needs a careful assessment if it is to be of maximum use to theological education today. This book provides an integrated biblical, theological, and educational rationale to inform theological educators of the place of hospitality in enhancing their quest to create more effective learning environments for the holistic formation of students. Dr Davina Soh explores key elements of hospitality such as inclusion, presence, care, and reciprocity, which when combined, can deliver the best possible educational experience for theological students and transform an entire institution.

Kant s Dog

Asking for the name and thus conditioning or limiting one's hospitality to the other does not, however, violate the conditions of hospitality. On the contrary, there is no hospitality without such conditions, for were one to welcome ...


Author: David E. Johnson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438442655

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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Kant’s Dog provides fresh insight into Borges’s preoccupation with the contradiction of the time that passes and the identity that endures. By developing the implicit logic of the Borgesian archive, which is most often figured as the universal demand for and necessary impossibility of translation, Kant’s Dog is able to spell out Borges’s responses to the philosophical problems that most concerned him, those of the constitution of time, eternity, and identity; the determination of original and copy; the legitimacy of authority; experience; the nature of language and the possibility of a decision; and the name of God. Kant’s Dog offers original interpretations of several of Borges’s best known and most important stories and of the works of key figures in the history of philosophy, including Aristotle, Saint Paul, Maimonides, Hume, Locke, Kant, Heidegger, and Derrida. This study outlines Borges’s curious relationship to literature and philosophy and, through a reconsideration of the relation between necessity and accident, opens the question of the constitution of philosophy and literature. The afterword develops the logic of translation toward the secret at the heart of every culture in order to posit a Borgesian challenge to anthropology and cultural studies.

The Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Studies

These assumptions indicate that human relationships are not options, but conditions of life, and these relations happen through hospitality. Other relevant contributions to the understanding of mutual welcoming mechanisms come from ...


Author: Conrad Lashley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317395676

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 442

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In recent years there has been a growing interest in the study of hospitality as a social phenomenon. This interest has tended to arrive from two communities. The first comprises hospitality academics interested in exploring the wider meanings of hospitality as a way of better understanding guest and host relations and its implications for commercial settings. The second comprises social scientists using hosts and guests as a metaphor for understanding the relationship between host communities and guests as people from outside the community – migrants, asylum seekers and illegal immigrants. The Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Studies encourages both the study of hospitality as a human phenomenon and the study for hospitality as an industrial activity embracing the service of food, drink and accommodation. Developed from specifically commissioned original contributions from recognised authors in the field, it is the most up-to-date and definitive resource on the subject. The volume is divided into four parts: the first looks at ways of seeing hospitality from an array of social science disciplines; the second highlights the experiences of hospitality from different guest perspectives; the third explores the need to be hospitable through various time periods and social structures, and across the globe; while the final section deals with the notions of sustainability and hospitality. This handbook is interdisciplinary in coverage and is also international in scope through authorship and content. The ‘state-of-the-art’ orientation of the book is achieved through a critical view of current debates and controversies in the field as well as future research issues and trends. It is designed to be a benchmark for any future assessment of the field and its development. This handbook offers the reader a comprehensive synthesis of this discipline, conveying the latest thinking, issues and research. It will be an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in hospitality, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.

Locating Values in Literature

To start a conversation with another implies compromising one's comfort zone, through the humble recognition of one's ... Dialogue = self + other + hospitality,24 generosity In Humanisme de l'autre homme (1987), Levinas preaches ...


Author: Corina-Mihaela Beleaua

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793609410

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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Locating Values in Literature: Goodness, Beauty, and Truth discusses the relevance of literature in the current educational process, stating that regardless of the level of study, literature provides students with the necessary skills to address real-world situations. Corina-Mihaela Beleaua posits that a curriculum that includes literature has a multitude of benefits for the mental and ethical development of students, defending the relevance of the three ancient values of goodness, beauty, and truth. Beleaua argues that literature is a significant tool for endorsing these transcendentals and actualizing their positive potentials as humanistic and moral values, acting as a symbolic manifestation of moral values that will impact readers outside of the scope of the literature itself. Scholars of literature, philosophy, and education will find this book particularly useful.

Untamed Hospitality

Untamed Hospitality digs into the important biblical theme of hospitality, providing a profound initiation into this important but often misunderstood practice.


Author: Elizabeth Newman

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 9781587431760

Category: Religion

Page: 233

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Untamed Hospitality digs into the important biblical theme of hospitality, providing a profound initiation into this important but often misunderstood practice.

The Religious Other

What is our vision for the flourishing of the Other, while respecting his otherness? This volume is an exercise in constructive interreligious theology.


Author: Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532670114

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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One of the biggest challenges for relations between religions is the view of the religious Other. The question touches the roots of our theological views. The Religious Other: Hostility, Hospitality, and the Hope of Human Flourishing explores the views of multiple religious traditions on how to regard otherness. How does one move from hostility to hospitality? How can hospitality be understood not simply as social hospitality but as theological hospitality, making room for the religious Other on theological grounds? What is our vision for the flourishing of the Other, while respecting his otherness? This volume is an exercise in constructive interreligious theology. By including Abrahamic and non-Abrahamic traditions, it approaches these challenges from multiple perspectives, highlighting commonalities in approach and ways in which one tradition might inspire another. Contributors: Vincent J. Cornell, Alon Goshen-Gottstein, Richard P. Hayes, Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Deepak Sarma, Stephen W. Sykes, Dharma Master Hsin Tao, Ashok Vohra

The Gift of the Other

The book offers a compelling Trinitarian account of the God of hospitality - a God of communion who 'makes room' for otherness, who overcomes the hostility of the world though Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, and who through the work ...


Author: Andrew Shepherd

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227902943

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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We live in an age of global capitalism and terror. In a climate of consumption and fear the unknown Other is regarded as a threat to our safety, a client to assist, or a competitor to be overcome in the struggle for scarce resources. And yet, the Christian Scriptures explicitly summon us to welcome strangers, to care for the widow and the orphan, and to build relationships with those distant from us. But how, in this world of hostility and commodification, do we practice hospitality? In The Gift of the Other, Andrew Shepherd engages deeply with the influential thought of French thinkers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, and argues that a true vision of hospitality is ultimately found not in postmodern philosophies but in the Christian narrative. The book offers a compelling Trinitarian account of the God of hospitality - a God of communion who 'makes room' for otherness, who overcomes the hostility of the world though Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, and who through the work of the Spirit is forming a new community: the Church - a people of welcome.

Music for Others

Such an aural ethics requires a radical hospitality to the musical other. They suggest that music metaphorically affords a deep world of hospitality; music consistently refuses to reduce the other to the same by virtue of its inherent ...


Author: Assistant Professor of Church Music Nathan Myrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780197550625

Category: Music

Page: 168

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"Musical activity is one of the most ubiquitous and highly valued forms of social interaction in North America-from sporting events to political rallies, concerts to churches. Its use as an affective agent for political and religious programs suggests that it has ethical significance, but it is one of the most undertheorized aspects of both theological ethics and music scholarship. Music for Others: Care, Justice, and Relational Ethics in Christian Music fills part of this scholarly gap by focusing on the religious aspects of musical activity, particularly on the practices of Christian communities. It is based on ethnomusicological fieldwork at three Protestant churches and interviews with a group of seminary students, combined with theories of discourse, formation, response, and care ethics oriented toward restorative justice. The book argues that relationships are ontological for both human beings and musical activity. It further argues that musical meaning and emotion converge in human bodies such that music participates in personal and communal identity construction in affective ways-yet these constructions are not always just. Thus, Music for Others argues that music is ethical when it preserves people in and restores people to just relationships with each other, and thereby with God"--

Living Theodrama

the hospitality of the triune god as “giver, given, and giving” who “initiates, sustains, and solicits our giving. ... Hospitality and the Other: Pentecost, Christian Practices, and the Neighbor (maryknoll, ny: orbis, 2008), 127.


Author: Dr Wesley Vander Lugt

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472419439

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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A fresh, creative introduction to theological ethics. Offering an imaginative approach through dialogue with theatrical theory and practice, Vander Lugt demonstrates a new way to integrate actor-oriented and action-oriented approaches to Christian ethics within a comprehensive theodramatic model. This model affirms that life is a drama performed in the company of God and others, providing rich metaphors for relating theology to everyday formation and performance in this drama. This book contains not only a fruitful exchange between theological ethics and theatre, but it also presents a promising method for interdisciplinary dialogue between theology and the arts that will be valuable for students and practitioners across many different fields.

The Spaces of Others Heterotopic Spaces

The thesis is that we have to look for the characteristics of hospitality in “the other spaces” that Michel Foucault once called heterotopias.Five specific cases are analyzed: - a monastic garden for interreligious dialogue in Austria, ...


Author: Trygve Wyller

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783647604558

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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In the present situation in the world, values of tolerance, compassion and hospitality appear to be more contested. The debates among European leaders have come to center around how to “protect us” from refugees, rather than protecting the precarious lives of the refugees.The authors agree that we should not stop looking for practices of hospitality. We need to better understand what hospitality is, where it is practiced and also why it is practiced. Hospitality is not necessarily something we possess as an inner quality or as something disconnected from others. Rather it is practiced in specific ways in in particular spaces. The thesis is that we have to look for the characteristics of hospitality in “the other spaces” that Michel Foucault once called heterotopias.Five specific cases are analyzed: - a monastic garden for interreligious dialogue in Austria, a Lutheran congregation that accommodates a project for undocumented migrants in Western Sweden, a busy intersection in downtown Oslo where substance-users stay (and most others pass by), a voluntary organization that works for the creation of alternative life forms in inner city Copenhagen, and, finally, some aspects of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City.The authors are theologians, sociologists and a PhD candidate in diaconia, an illustration of the interdisciplinary composition of the book.

The Theory of Hospitality and Catering 14th Edition

Its role is to promote professional hospitality management through lifelong learning and to provide a network through which hospitality professionals from different countries, and in every field of the broad industry, can network and ...


Author: David Foskett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781398332225

Category: Education

Page: 424

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Prepare students for assessment and further professional development with a wealth of contemporary case studies from around the world, referencing key trends. · Discover how to integrate sustainability and environmental improvements into kitchens and eating spaces, helping to increase energy conservation and boost your green credentials. · Harness the power social media and e-marketing to proactively grow your business, online visibility and engagement. · Ensure best practice is followed where food allergies and intolerances are concerned, so you can be confident you are providing a safe experience for all customers. · Develop your understanding of nutrition and culinary medicine with a unique contribution from Elaine Macaninch, a director of Culinary Medicine UK and the co-founder of the Education and Research in Medical Nutrition Network (ERimNN) · Plan for commercial success with clear coverage of financial aspects of food and beverage management, personal development and people management skills.

Contested Hospitalities in a Time of Migration

What Lars and Maria talk about seems to point in another direction, radicalizing hospitality. It seems their narrative cannot be safeguarded by Løgstrup's idea of holding pieces of the other's life in one's hands.


Author: Synnøve Bendixsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000710793

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This book explores the duality of openness and restriction in approaches to migrants in the Nordic countries. As borders have become less permeable to non-Europeans, it presents research on civil society practices that oppose the existing border regimes and examine the values that they express. The volume offers case studies from across the region that demonstrate opposition to increasingly restricted borders and which seek to offer hospitality to migrant. One topic is whether these practices impact and transform the Nordic Protestant trajectory. The book considers whether such actions are indicative of new sensibilities and values in which traditional categories and binaries are becoming less relevant. It also discusses what these practices of hospitality indicate about the changing relationship between voluntary organizations and the Nordic welfare states in the time of migration. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, anthropology, and religious studies with interests in migration, civil society resistance and social values.

Monastic Hospitality

This was perhaps the case at Evesham and Ramsey where Adam of Bermondsey and William of St - Martin - des - Champs were elevated to the abbacies in 1161 , and at Abingdon where Roger of Bermondsey was appointed abbot in 1175.83 Other ...


Author: Julie Kerr

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843833263

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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How guests were cared for in medieval monasteries, exploring the administrative, financial, spiritual and other implications.

An Introduction to the UK Hospitality Industry

One major limitation of the analysis is its focus on hotel accommodation rather than a wider spectrum of hospitality. Other criticisms can be directed specifically at the use of a model approach. These include: 1 The lack of one ...


Author: Bob Brotherton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780750647113

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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'An Introduction to the UK Hospitality Industry: a comparative approach' is a core text for introductory hospitality modules and courses. Unique in its structure; this text looks at key aspects and compares them with each sector of the industry to give students a broader and comprehensive view of the topic. Key aspects of the industry are discussed, including the following areas: * Management practices * Work patterns and employment practices * Industry and financial structures * IT applications * Customers and markets Written in a user friendly style, the following features have been incorporated: * Chapter objectives * Case studies * Review questions * Chapter conclusions * Further reading and bibliography. Contributors to this text are amongst the most highly acclaimed in the hospitality field and bring with them a wealth of knowledge. Written in a user friendly style; an introductory text ideal for first year students Takes a comparative approach across all sectors of the industry, highlighting interelationships Contributors are amongst the most highly acclaimed in this field

Walayah in the Fatimid Isma ili Tradition

that interfaith dialogue has to negotiate the “middle” but also seeks to “give a theological account of practices of welcome and hospitality towards the other.”34 For de Beaurecueil, the negotiation of the middle was a practice of ...


Author: Elizabeth R. Alexandrin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438466279

Category: History

Page: 376

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Explores the relationship between revelation and reason in medieval Islamic intellectual history. In this original study, Elizabeth R. Alexandrin examines the complex relationships that can be inscribed between medieval Ismā‘īlī thought as an intellectual tradition with a devotional practice of reliance on the imām, and as a politico-esoteric system that redefined governance during the Fāṭimid caliphate in the eleventh century. Alexandrin’s work is a departure from recent Western scholarship that focuses on similarities among early Islamic traditions. She argues instead that, under the guidance of the Fāṭimid Ismā‘īlī chief missionary al-Mu’ayyad fī al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī (d. 1078 CE), the concept of walāyah (divine guidance) became closely associated with religio-political authority, on the one hand, and the perfection of the individual human being, on the other. By signaling and affirming how the Fāṭimid caliph-imāms were the heirs of walāyah and by proposing new definitions of the “seal of God’s friends” (khātim al-awliyā’ Allāh), al- Mu’ayyad broadened the contexts of making esoteric knowledge public and shifted the apocalyptic frameworks of Islamic messianism.