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Heather Walton

‘maternal’ upon three classic sites of psychoanalytic interest: abjection, love and melancholy. These texts exemplify Kristeva’s continuing concern to display how the repression (murder) of the mother offers the key to interpreting psycho-social traumas via the liminal insights of art and religion. Abjection, love and melancholy Approaches to the abject Powers of Horror: An Essay in Abjection (1982) begins by invoking the familiar nausea that all children have in relation to some loathed food item which is often in a state between liquid and solid, hot and cold (like the

in Literature, theology and feminism
A new church for the unhoused
Michael Cronin

private losses, the sense of injustice is compounded by the abject failure to hold anyone to account. This, in turn, leads to an understandable and widespread discrediting of authority, whether it be vested in banks, institutional churches or the legal and medical professions. The crisis in authority can, of course, be addressed in two ways. One way is to render authority more authoritarian by making the State and its agents more coercive in their response to forms of criticism and dissent (for examples of this response in the Irish case see Cronin 2009

in Tracing the cultural legacy of Irish Catholicism
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John Privilege

word to offend any man’.52 176 Michael Logue & the Catholic Church in Ireland The outrage among the bishops at what they perceived as the inability of the British Government to rein in the worst excesses in Northern Ireland, and the abject failure of the Provisional Government there to defend Catholics, was given full vent in their pastoral issued on 10 October 1920. The bishops stated the number of expelled workers had now reached 23,000. They prayed that the eyes of England would be opened to the iniquity of furnishing Ulster bigotry with its own Government and

in Michael Logue and the Catholic Church in Ireland, 1879–1925
Irish priests and the unravelling of a culture
Eamon Maher

that Vatican II unleashed in the Catholic Church and the abject incompetence of its clerical members to deal with child abuse and other scandals in a telling manner. He underlines the struggle that is going on ‘between those who want an open, accountable, participatory Church that finds its rationale in the Vatican II documents and in the compulsions of our people, and those who have turned the wagons into a Tridentine circle’ (Hoban 2005: 26). Hoban would unashamedly identify with the former group, being a fan of Vatican II, which shaped his priesthood in a positive

in Tracing the cultural legacy of Irish Catholicism
John Privilege

reprobation of the unfortunate crimes to which misgovernment leads’.20 Thus, when the bishops met at the end of January 1920, the central theme of their statement was the abject failure of British policy in Ireland. They blamed the Government’s disregard of the country’s national feeling for the current disorder. They demanded that Ireland be accorded the same rights as any other civilised nation and the same rights extended by the Paris peace conference to the rest of Europe. The bishops declared that the only way to restore friendly relations between Britain and Ireland

in Michael Logue and the Catholic Church in Ireland, 1879–1925
The internal factors
Ali Riaz

community, and the YMO began attracting the younger population. The growing appeal of the YMO and similar organizations from the mid-1980s was due to a combination of factors. The success can be attributed, on the one hand, to the Islamists’ strategic moves, and on the other hand to the abject failure of secular community leaders. In addition, the British state played a significant role in tilting the playing field in favour of the Islamists, as global events lent a helping hand. I will address the role of the British state in another chapter of the book; here I highlight

in Islam and identity politics among British-Bangladeshis
Alison Thorne

.p.) Adopting the abject speech and lowly persona of the suppliant in one of their earlier interventions, the petitioners deferred to parliamentary authority ‘with all thankfull humility’ while also appealing to familiar gender stereotypes, stressing their ‘fraile condition’, their timidity and fear of violence ( A true copy of the petition of the centlewomen , 1642 : 1, 2

in Biblical women in early modern literary culture 1550–1700