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Synonyms for inwardness

preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values

the quality or state of being inward or internal

preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)

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Mann pinpoints "a gigantic incarnation" of "the enigma in the character and the destiny of [the Germans]" in none other than Martin Luther's "inwardness and unworldliness." (24) These twin traits explain the dangerous "anti-political servility" in both Luther and his modern compatriots.
Let us hope that in meeting her own "inwardness," she also found the presence that she had been seeking.
Why study the history of inwardness among three diverse religions?
However, in the end it neither informs nor communicates, and most importantly, it skews religion toward a God of everlasting inwardness.
Vaclav Luks has demonstrated that a one-hundred-member choir is not needed to perform a monumental piece, quite the opposite: owing to top-class singers, a much smaller formation is capable of attaining not only a spectacular sound but also lightened yet technically accurate runs, as well as the expected inwardness in the emotionally charged passages.
We're so blinded by our inwardness, we overlook the fact that the Earth is still filled with evil forces, and we are still but one nuclear explosion away from utter chaos and worldwide unrest.
Results of this study indicated that (a) the value of cultivation of good virtues (benevolence, humanity, and a sense of justice) was positively related to attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities and (b) the values of social traditionalism and cultural inwardness (a value that endorses cultural superiority/intolerance) were correlated with negative attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities (Hampton & Xiao, 2009).
In The Taming of the Shrew, this paradox results in the audience's suspicion of Katherine's spoken words, continuing to believe that she retains an "unfathomable inwardness" beyond her outward conformity to Petruchio's commands (119).
The central dynamic explored in A Sense of Shock is the way impressionism understands that the subject's inwardness has the potential to become mere outward-facing pose.
The significance of Bromley's insights becomes especially clear in his discussion of masochism, a sexual practice that "locates pleasures at the body's surface, uncoupling inwardness from affective relations" (80).
In "Critical Pedagogy and Despair: A Move Toward Kierkegaard's Passionate Inwardness" (a chapter from the 2009 book, Curriculum Studies--The Next Moment), McKnight writes that despair can provide students with an opportunity to engage in a "passionate inwardness," which can eventually lead to more self-directed, proactive involvement in the world.
Rotting, foulness, poison, contagion, corruption, melancholy, judgment, embodiment, inwardness, usurpation, alienation, and impersonation--the themes of Hamlet are the themes of leprosy.
This dialectical argument proposes that the "inwardness of modernity" sets itself against, often in an "ironic and melancholy" way, what Larrissy calls "the power and confidence of the ancient bard's inward vision" (2-3).
But in keeping with that old kernel that you can't have the light without the dark, when it comes to Tanlines' music, Emm's propensity for social inwardness might be what allows him to be the band's dominant voice--not only literally as its singer, but also as its lyricist.
According to Climacus (Kierkegaard's pseudonym), original immanence is the ubiquity of the eternal (Ferreira), people suffer from a forgetfulness concerning ethical and religious existence and inwardness (this condition of forgetfulness is tied to their knowing too much) (Muench), inwardness is both a self's relation to itself and its outward relation to others (Mooney), and practical reasoning is distinguished by its focus on the aims and goals that orient a person (Furtak).