By Stephanie McAfee
A Novella of Bugtussle, Mississippi
Back in Bugtussle, Mississippi, after her dating together with her ex-fianc? has fallen aside, Ace Jones is of course depressed. What's worse is that each time she leaves the home, she lands up in a few form of altercation. She can't aid yet wonder whether she's an fool magnet, or if she's the smart-mouth stirring issues up. Hoping for a bit peace of brain, Ace offers in to the recommendation of her ally and is going to work out a therapist. yet she fast discovers that the line to nirvana isn't what it's cracked as much as be. And as Ace is going from one healing misadventure to a different, the plus-sized spitfire turns into extra decided than ever to discover enlightenment—even if it ability bending herself right into a pretzel to do it.
Includes excerpts from Diary of a Mad fats lady, fortunately Ever Madder, and Down and Out in Bugtussle.
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4). The age in which Dante lived was, therefore, biblical, but it was also one in which there were competing approaches to reading the scriptures. Nevertheless, all of these methods shared assumptions about the nature of the Bible. 71 Dante, as we shall see, shares these basic assumptions, a fact that is evident in all of his writings; we will limit our discussion in this chapter to a few passages in his minor works, in which Dante presents his ideas concerning biblical meaning, truth, and authority.
67 There is reason to believe, however, that not all medieval thinkers took so liberal a view of what constituted scripture. 68 Nevertheless, the ‘Bible,’ in whatever form it took, carried with it an unequalled cultural authority. Before moving on to Dante, we should take note of another crucial interpretive movement of the later Middle Ages, one important to Dante and perhaps best represented in the person of Saint Francis. The contemplative and Scholastic methods we have briefly examined thus far both found their home in elite se ings – monasteries and schools, including universities – and were the product of individuals who were highly educated.
20 The Biblical Dante A closer look at the biblical hermeneutics of Saint Augustine, the most influential church father in the Latin west, may help to bring into focus some basic assumptions about the meaning of the Bible that medieval readers shared. 5 With these assumptions in mind, we can then approach Dante’s moment in the history of biblical interpretation with an improved grasp of the hermeneutic assumptions that animate the interpretive choices that Dante faced in reading the scriptures.