To reckon with the state violence inflicted on black communities, evidenced in the frequent exonerated police killings of black women and men in the United States, Stephen Finley and Biko Mandela Gray draw upon Gordon's reflections to address what they view as an immanent concern by which the state occupies a deific
role, who as god, is the absolute judge of innocence or guilt and is legally and divinely authorized to terrorize black people.
Again this event confirmed the deific
vision of Khomeini in envisioning the success of the Shiite state in Iran.
Thanks to rapping Raap, the umbilical cord that connects Africana peoples with their inherent divinity pulsates with deific
beats, and throbs with numinous rhymes.
Part of the "Olympians" series of full -color graphic novel adaptations of Greek mythology, Aphrodite: Goddess of Love tells the story of the deific
personification of love, seduction, and desire.
It lauds Tao as "supremely honored," an allusion to his deific
status and the obeisances he receives even from the emperor himself.
* Insanity defenses (e.g., M'Naghten Rule, Model Penal Code, Irresistible Impulse Rule, Durham Rule, and Deific
Decree Exception) (2)
Initially, wanting nothing more than to follow in the footsteps of her deific
uncle, Tambu aspires to a selfhood framed by the cognates that constitute her uncle: "goodness-stoicism-righteousness." Yet as she grows accustomed to the kind of instruction that Babamukuru has received, the narrative increasingly emphasizes the relationship between a modern Western--and admittedly Christian--education and the very banal corporality that education promises to erase.
RAIL: The first thing I was reminded of was a beautiful line from Walt Whitman, "A blade of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars." As far as the use of the grass grid, I feel his poem "Chanting the Square Deific
" fits the sentiment of such a pantheistic view as well.
I wandered in a forest thoughtlessly, And on a sudden, fainting with surprise, Saw two fair Creatures couched side by side In deepest grass beneath the whisp'ring fan Of leaves and trembled blossoms, where there ran A Brooklet scarce espied: (7-12) The "whisp'ring fan" of line ten picks up graphically and sonically on the "fainting" observer, who almost misses the brooklet but sees and documents the deific
One must cross the boundaries of definitions and transcend the finiteness of conclusions, to lose his own being as a creation and to reach the deific
state, in which man loses himself in God, who is in the final instance the Ineffable, Nothing, and Silence.
Commenting on the recitation as a symptom of the idolizing of words per se as opposed to looking for meaning, giving the deific
hieroglyphics of Pharonic Egypt as an example, he said that monitoring of people's behavior rather than appreciating what went on in their hearts characterized many societies.
Doctoral theses have been written on the significance of the colors, likening them to orishas, the female deific
energies of Oshun, Yemaya, Oya.
As Loy writes in a poem on Joyce: "The word made flesh" can "fee[d] on itself." (3) Loy does not associate the deific
or sovereign with the act of communication; hers is a self-sufficient, secular view of the word.
And Fiddes, careful biblical scholar that he is, tends to downplay the original fall because of the "startling failure to refer back to the story when biblical writers are reflecting upon the human predicament" (49), and because he wants to emphasize our continued experience of freedom and limitation, the legacy of our deific
and earthy beginnings.
Rather than arguing deific
agency versus self-disfigurement, this paper addresses only the comparative similarities that are within the purview of physical, sociological and psychological realms.