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Brodd, Jeffrey

Works: 37 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 885 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Rome and religion : a cross-disciplinary dialogue on the imperial cult by Jeffrey Brodd( Book )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
"This book presents an up-to-date discussion of the Roman imperial cult (the divinization of the emperor) and its general importance in early Christianity and ancient Mediterranean religions. It features opening and closing essays by Karl Galinsky, a foremost authority on Roman history and culture. Thirteen other essays explore related aspects and draw on a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives, including theory, method, archaeology, epigraphy, and art. The authors are classicists, biblical and religious scholars, historians, and archaeologists, with expertise in various cultural milieus. Reflecting this spectrum of backgrounds and interests, the book addresses issues and phenomena covering a broad expanse of subjects, locations, and methodological concerns."--Publisher's description
Invitation to world religions by Jeffrey Brodd( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
"Featuring a unique, consistent, and modular chapter structure -"Teachings," "Way of Life," and "History"--And numerous pedagogical features, Invitation to World Religions invites students to explore the world's great religions with respect and a sense of wonder. It describes the essential features of each religion and shows how they have responded to basic human needs and to the cultural contexts in which they developed. The authors also encourage students to develop an appreciation of what religious beliefs and practices actually mean to their adherents."--Contratapa
World religions : a voyage of discovery by Jeffrey Brodd( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
This book acquaints students with the basic elements of numerous world religions. It also offers the religions' answers to fundemental questions about life
Invitation to Asian religions ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
"Featuring a unique, consistent, and modular chapter structure--"Teachings," "History," and "Way of Life"--And numerous pedagogical features, Invitation to Asian Religions invites students to explore Asia's great religions with respect and a sense of wonder. It describes the essential features of each Asian religion and shows how they have responded to basic human needs and to the cultural contexts in which they have developed. The authors also encourage students to develop an appreciation of what religious beliefs and practices actually mean to their adherents"--
Primary source readings in world religions by Jeffrey Brodd( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Invitation to western religions by Jeffrey Brodd( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
World religions a voyage of discovery by Jeffrey Brodd( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Teaching manual for World religions, a voyage of discovery, second edition by Colleen Cichon-Mulcrone( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
World religions : a voyage of discovery by Jeffrey Brodd( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
[The author's] exposition of our world's religions in this book is [an] exploration of thousands of years of humans' spiritual hunger and satisfaction.-Foreword
World Religions as a high school elective course by Phyllis Leigh Macdonald( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Faustian bargains by Victoria Suzanne Fanoele( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Faustian bargains is a historical fiction novel that is based on a true crime event that took place from 1998 through 2001. The story is of a serial bomber complete with allegations of sex, drugs, paranoid vengeance, astrology, and the occult. The Alameda District Attorney?s office successfully prosecuted the so-called Fremont Bombings. At the time, these bombings resulted in the most highly publicized trial that Alameda County had had in many years. The bombings, which occurred on March 29, 1998, involved six bombs at five different locations. The Fremont police chief and a Fremont city councilman were two of the targets, along with a wealthy Fremont family?s home. Even though the project does include many of the facts of the trial and my personal experience along with my astrological expertise and specialized knowledge that helped to convict one of the Bay Area?s most malicious and evil serial bombers, it is, in fact, merely a work of fiction. Methodology for Writing the Fictionalized Version of Faustian Bargains There were various methods used for writing Faustian Bargains. First of all, the piece has its own storyline. The first question that a person may ask is how to turn a true crime event into a work of fiction? Of course when one embarks on such an undertaking, there are certain elements one must consider such as how to go about developing the main idea, the plot, the characters, and the theme. The main idea, plot, and timeline of Faustian Bargains do resemble the true crime storyline, overall plot, and timeline. The characters in Faustian Bargains were based on the people involved in the crime. However, all of the characters in Faustian Bargains were completely and dramatically altered not only for literary and entertainment purposes, but also for the protection of those whose lives were the most effected by the crime and the real life event. Literary Influences on Faustian Bargains The major literary theme that influenced the project and the one that is featured throughout Faustian Bargains is the character Faust from both Christopher Marlowe?s Doctor Faust and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe?s Faust. Other pieces of literature also influenced the project. Some of the pieces that were referenced or used as minor themes in Faustian Bargains were Bram Stoker?s, Dracula, Shakespeare?s Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, and The Tempest, Angus Fletcher?s Doctor Faustus and the Lutheran Aesthetic, Bernard McGinn?s Visions of the End: Apocalyptic Traditions in the Middle Ages, Otto Heller?s Faust and Faustus: A Study of Goethe's Relation to Marlowe, Bradley P. Nystrom and David P. Nystrom?s The History of Christianity, Jeffrey Burton Russell?s Witchcraft in the Middle Ages, Patrick Collinson?s The Reformation: A History, Manly P. Hall?s The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Robert Graves?s The Greek Myths and Hebrew Myths: The Book of Genesis, Robert Macoy?s A Dictionary of Freemasonry, James R. Lewis?s The Astrology Encyclopedia, Barbara H. Watters?s Horary Astrology and the Judgment of Events, William Page Andrews?s Goethe's Key to Faust: A Scientific Basis for Religion and Morality and for a Solution of the Enigma of Evil, William L. Reese?s Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion, Paul Foster Case?s The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order, Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger?s Malleus Maleficarum, Reinhold Elbertin and Georg Hoffman?s Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Vivian E. Robson?s The Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Bernadette Brady?s Brady's Book of Fixed Stars, June G. Bletzer?s The Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary, Peter Berresford Ellis?s The Druids, Llewellyn George?s The New A to Z Horoscope Maker and Delineator, Doris Doane?s Modern Horary Astrology, E.J. Holmyard?s Alchemy, Thomas Norton?s Ordinal of Alchemy, Marie-Louise Von Franz?s Alchemy: An Introduction to the Symbolism and the Psychology, and The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works
As snow before the sun : Islamic and Christian mystical perspectives on religious diversity and the divine through story by William M Lester( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Rome and religion: a cross-disciplinary dialogue on the imperial cult by Jeffrey Brodd( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Spiritual expression of Franz Kafka by Carolyn Denise Collom( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
How did German-language writer Franz Kafka--living in an era rife with spiritual alienation--express what he referred to as his "spiritual existence?" Further, how did Kafka co-mingle his two ultimate concerns: the expression of his spiritual existence and his writing?
Historical and social influences on the nouveau roman by Bohdana Demchuk( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The purpose of this study is to investigate the link between the elements of the Nouveau Roman written in the post World War II era and the political, social, and cultural dynamics of its time. More precisely, the study focuses on the military developments, on the political polarity, and on the scientific discoveries influencing France in the early and mid 20th century. It takes into account some of the major global events ? including World War II, the Cold War, and the findings of the Theory of Relativity ? in order to explore how they shaped people?s views of the world and of each other. The study traces the manner in which the changed worldview and self-perception of the authors of the Nouveau Roman found their way into the novel, making it embrace subjectivity and redefine the heroic image of a human. The primary sources of research include both theoretical and literary works of three authors of the Nouveau Roman: Alain Robbe-Grillet, Nathalie Sarraute, and Marguerite Duras. The literary works feature Duras? Moderato Cantabile, Sarraute?s Childhood, and Robbe-Grillet?s Snapshots. The theoretical works feature Robbe-Grillet?s influential collection of essays For a New Novel, Sarraute?s Age of Suspicion, and Duras? Writing, as well as her 1993 interview. For historical and social references the study draws upon Herbert Lottman?s The Left Bank: Writers, Artists, and Politics from the Popular Front to the Cold War, as well as books and essays dedicated to the circumstances and the literary criticism of the Nouveau Roman. The study confirms that the Nouveau Roman of Robbe-Grillet, Sarraute, and Duras was equally influenced by the historical and social developments of the 1940s and the 1950s, which produced such distinctive literary traits as the abandonment of political cause, the use of multiple perspectives, the emphasis on the relative nature of reality, and the necessity of subjectivity
Retelling myths : a "lesser writer's" contribution by Julianne Woodside( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This project explores the idea of retelling classical myths. Greek myths have survived in both their original form and as retold versions since the earliest ages of written texts. This project uses four classical Greek myths as the basis for four modem short stories to illustrate the universality of themes and structures of classical myths. These four stories reflect the ideologies of the modem realism movement in fiction, as well as highlighting the way classical myths survive through their inherent capacity to be retold while retaining their original appeal. All of the stories in this project are based on myths found in Ovid's poem, Metamorphoses. Perfume for Catananche retells Ovid's version of the Orpheus myth with a focus on the love story inherent in the tale. Set in a fictional future on an earthlike planet colonized by humans, the setting most resembles an idealized ancient Greece with warm breezes, fragrant gardens and no mention of mechanical devices to distract the characters from their relationships with each other. The Singing Lesson is a tale of a goddess's revenge. A retelling of the Arachne story, it relates the tale of an opera diva and her ungrateful protege. A Stone Wall is based on an episode in Ovid's poem involving an unwelcome, talkative witness to Hermes's crime of stealing Apollo's cattle. The last story, An Amazing Weekend, uses a portion of Ovid's poem titled "The Raven and the Crow" as the theme for a new story centered on the uses and pitfalls of both getting and giving advice. Love, revenge, murder and gossip are themes that fueled stories in ancient times and yet still make for entertaining short stories told in modern terms
A visitor's guide to the Villa of Livia at Prima Porta by Marcie Collin Paolinelli( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The architectural remains of the ancient Villa of Livia, an estate owned by the wife of Augustus, lie on a large plateau that overlooks the Tiber valley, near the modern town of Prima Porta, approximately nine miles north of Rome along the Via Flaminia. This complex is one of the largest known imperial villas, covering more than 8 1/2 square miles. In antiquity, the villa was known as ad Gallinas after a famous omen that foreshadowed the end of the Julio-Claudian line of emperors. Despite the villa's stature and place in history, very little material written in English exists about this site other than what has been published about the most famous finds from the mid-nineteenth century excavations-the magnificent statute of Augustus, which is now displayed in the Vatican museum, and the beautiful garden frescoes, which are on display in the preserved in the National Museum in Rome. Since 1970, the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma has conducted extensive excavations, partially restored parts of the villa, and produced a site map. However, all of this work is documented in Italian, which makes the information inaccessible to English-speaking visitors. This guide is intended as a reference for the English-speaking visitor to understand the villa's historical and cultural value. First, it provides a short biography of Livia and the historical significance of the villa. Second, it describes the major excavations that have been carried out since the mid-nineteenth century and the major finds from each effort. Then, the guide takes the reader on a tour of the excavated areas of the villa. These areas include the residence, the thermal baths, the peristyle and adjacent rooms, the gardens, and the underground complex where the garden frescoes were found. The guide concludes with recommendations for other museums to visit in Rome for further information on the Villa of Livia
An "Annulment of the signs, [and] of their meaning": Baudrillardian "seduction" in Erica Jong's Fear of flying by Harrison Clay Bole( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A review of the critical literature on Erica Jong's 1973 novel, Fear of Flying, suggests a lack of consideration of Isadora Wing's uses of deception both within, and by way of, the text. The aim of this paper is to make up for that perceived lack, by taking a detailed look at how Isadora presents herself to various audiences. In the process, the author brings Jean Baudrillard's concept of "seduction" to bear on Fear of Flying, while also making illustrative use of Eliza Haywood's eighteenth-century novella, Fantomina: or, Love in a Maze. The author aims to demonstrate Isadora's use of Baudrillardian "seduction," and how she mirrors Baudrillard's "seductress" and Eliza Haywood's Fantomina in her wish to present a deceptive self-image both within, and by way of, the text. The end of the paper will briefly discuss the implications of Isadora's deception, and how it connects with broader themes present within Fear of Flying
Is stoicism a religion? by Christian A Bauer( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The academic community considers Stoicism to be a philosophical school that reached its peak in Rome during the first few centuries of the Common Era. Often overlooked are Stoicism?s religious over tones. Beyond its philosophical dimension, Roman Stoicism should be categorized as a religion. How do modern scholars define religion? This is not a simple task. This thesis uses the expertise of Edward Arnold and Gilbert Murray to make a direct case for Stoicism as being a religion. The thesis employs the dimensional approach from Ninian Smart as a broad analysis of religion and some of its basic elements. In order to bring home the point that Stoicism is a religion, the thesis analyzes three distinct definitions of religion. Clifford Geertz, Melford Spiro, and Bruce Lincoln each approach their definitions in different ways. To this end, the thesis capitalizes on these diverse definitions to argue that Stoicism conforms to them. The thesis employs these particular definitions because they are highly influential and respected approaches to the study of religion. When put together they can form an authoritative consensus on what constitutes a religion. The textual support comes from the works of the Roman Stoics themselves, Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. Taken as a whole, through these definitions and the works of the Roman Stoics, the thesis concludes that Stoicism is a religion by current standards in the field of religious studies
Cincinnatus : model of Roman political theater by Festus Ogunbitan( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
My motivation to write a classic play about Cincinnatus, the famous Roman consul of 458 B.C., arose from my awareness that playwrights and poets through the centuries have seemed to bypass the great achievements of this important Roman consul. His legacy has been overshadowed by the accomplishments of other Roman heroes such as Julius Caesar, whose triumphs in my opinion did not rise to the same level as what Cincinnatus attained in Roman history. In his Early History of Rome, Titus Livy stressed the unparalleled importance of this consul who answered his nation?s call to duty when Livy said, ?What followed merits the attention of those who despise all human qualities in composition with riches, and think there is no room for great honors or worth but amidst a profusion of wealth.?1 If the poets and playwrights would acknowledge Livy?s statement concerning this dutiful consul, 1 Livy: with an English Translation in Fourteen Volumes, II of Books III?IV, 89. v they will observe that he deserves more than the monuments dedicated to his honor that one finds in Italy, Britain, and even in the United States of America. Hoping to give Cincinnatus his due regards, I have used Aristotle?s rhetorical theory on philosophical dialogues to compose a classic play befitting this Roman hero in order to further immortalize his legacy as the one who established the Roman values and ideals on which pax Romana (peace of Rome) was based. As part of his reforms to establish pax Romana, Augustus drew on the model of Cincinnatus and on the writings of Livy generally. The play incorporates the principles and qualities of Roman politics, focusing on leaders of the Roman republic who founded the Roman political theater
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