• 1 & 2 Thessalonians through the centuries

      Thiselton, Anthony; University of Chester (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)
      This book discusses the evolution of religious beliefs and practices resulting from the first two of St. Paul's Epistles.
    • 1655: Year of crisis

      Gaunt, Peter; University of Chester (The Cromwell Association, 2006)
      This journal articles discusses problems faced by Oliver Cromwell in 1655 - the failure of the first Protectorate Parliament, political disaffection within the army, royalist plots, the massacre of Waldensian Protestants in northern Italy, failure of the Western Design, legal challenges, financial problems, and personal issues.
    • The 1st Battalion 22nd (The Cheshire Regiment) and the reasons for the military disaster at Mons

      Barr, Ronald; Chester College of Higher Education (Cheshire Community Council and Chester College, 1995)
      This article discusses the involvement of the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment in the Battle of Mons in August 1914.
    • 3 January

      Chantler, Ashley; University of Chester (2016-01)
      Flash fiction.
    • Abraham, Testament of: Reception in Literature

      Collins, Matthew A.; University of Chester (De Gruyter, 2009-07)
      Encyclopaedia article on the reception of the Testament of Abraham in literature.
    • Absences

      Seed, Ian; University of Chester (Long Poem Magazine, 2015-05)
      Poem sequence, consisting of thirteen sections.
    • Action Research as a Way of Doing Theology (ART): Transforming My Practice of Preaching the Bible with My Congregation

      Boyd, Jason C. (University of Chester, 2015-03-30)
      This thesis explores action research as a way of doing theology (ART). The contours of ART emerged through a collaborative inquiry into my practice of preaching the Bible within the context of congregational worship. It began with a niggling question, “What was happening in the communication space between me and my congregation?” An action research pilot project (March-April 2006) with Cumnock Congregational Church (Minister, 1998 - 2008) prepared the ground for a collaborative inquiry with Witney Congregational Church (Minister, 2009 - present). With the latter congregation we developed Word Café, an adaption of Brown and Isaacs World Café (2005), as a method of creating communicative space (Wicks & Reason, 2009) in which we explored our experience of what happened when I preached a sermon and examined what, if any changes, occurred during the period of November 2010 to July 2011. This is ideographic research and as such engages in first and second person inquiry, weaving together the voices and insights of participants. In the first person I integrate my spiritual formation and academic development with my vocation as a preacher. In the second person I give an account of the way in which I entered into a collaborative relationship with my congregation to research my preaching practice and their experience of it. I have constructed a narrative of a self-reflexive, critical examination of a single case (Gustavsen, 2003; Reason, 2003) of iterative cycles which encompass the process of co-planning and of the Word Café. My intention is to make a wider contribution to the practice of preaching by modelling ART as a dialogical, relational way of being, and to inspire other preachers and congregations to develop their own ways of reflecting on their practices and experiences of preaching the Bible in their own contexts. Arising out of my inquiry into my preaching practice is the concept of ART which has the potential to create and nurture dialogical space in the exploration and transformation of various aspects of congregational life. This is a contextual, emergent, and interdisciplinary account shaped by narratives of learning. The actions we took in attempting to create communicative space yielded the themes of a fresh hearing of the Bible, listening with my eyes, and exploring my own insider-outsider positionality, in particular through narratives of wisdom and power, silence, and affections. Central to the practice of ART is the growth of the qualities necessary for being authentic as a practitioner-researcher. I set out to demonstrate the way in which the development of attentional practices increased my awareness as I navigated the insider-outsider positionality of a preacher and researcher.
    • Addiction and Forgiveness

      Dossett, Wendy; Cook, Christopher C.H.; University of Chester; Durham University (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018-09-21)
      This chapter explores the role of forgiveness in the personal stories of people in long-term recovery from addictions.
    • Addiction, spirituality and 12-step programmes

      Dossett, Wendy; University of Chester (Sage, 2013-05)
      Drawing on qualitative data, this article attempts to clarify the language of spirituality as used in relation to addiction and recovery. It explores what is meant by ‘spirituality’ in the context of 12-step programmes followed in the numerous anonymous mutual help groups which address the problem of addiction to a variety of substances and behaviours, and raises some of the most frequently cited problems with a ‘spiritual’ approach. It argues that wariness on the part of social workers (and other professionals) of 12-step programmes on grounds of their religious/spiritual dimension may benefit from reconsideration. It also suggests that social workers might be informed and empowered to support those individuals and families who chose to seek recovery through the 12 steps.
    • Adjective Stacking in Northern Sotho

      Flanagan, Paul; University of Chester (University of Lancaster, 2013-07)
      In this paper, I investigate the nature of complex nominal modification in Northern Sotho, a Southern Bantu language and an official language of South Africa. Adjectives in Northern Sotho have traditionally been recognised as a subclass of nouns, based on morphological similarities between nouns and adjectives. Based on recent work which proposes that all languages have a distinct word class ‘adjective’, I argue that adjectives in Northern Sotho constitute an independent grammatical category. I base this suggestion on the common morpho-syntactic behaviour of members of this class and present an in-depth analysis of the ordering of elements in Northern Sotho poly-adjectival nominal phrases. There has been some limited discussion of the theory that there are universal structures in adjective order across different languages, although sequencing in languages with postnominal adjectives is desperately under-researched. Using a combination of corpus data and original fieldwork, I provide support for the suggestion that there are patterns in the syntax of complex modification strings which operate on a universal level, above that of individual languages.
    • Agriculture, Floriculture and Botanical Knowledge in a Middle Bengali Text

      Ferrari, Fabrizio M.; University of Chester (Equinox Publishing, 2016-04-20)
      This chapter offers an overview of botanical lore in Śūnyapurāṇ, a heterogeneous Bengali liturgical work attributed to Rāmāi Paṇḍit. The text celebrates the god Dharmarāj, or Dharma Ṭhākur, through a lengthy cosmogonic narrative and various ritual tracts that define the practice of Dharmapūjā. After a brief introduction about the text, its authorship and date, I will discuss the use of flowers and rice in the worship of Dharmarāj in three sections: the plucking of flowers (puṣpatolān); the birth of paddy (dhānyer janma), which includes the popular tale of the farming (kr̥ṣak) Śiva, and the auspicious song of the husking pedal (ḍheṅkīmaṅgal).
    • Ahithophel (DBWC)

      Collins, Matthew A.; University of Chester (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012)
      Dictionary article on Ahithophel for the Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture.
    • Ahithophel: Reception in Literature

      Collins, Matthew A.; University of Chester (De Gruyter, 2009-07)
      Encyclopaedia article on the reception of Ahithophel in literature.
    • Al Dente

      Chantler, Ashley; University of Chester (The Curved House, 2015-12)
      Flash fiction.
    • Alexander Jannaeus (King of Judaea)

      Collins, Matthew A.; University of Chester (De Gruyter, 2009-07)
      Encyclopaedia article stub on Alexander Jannaeus.
    • All God's creatures: Reading Genesis on human and nonhuman animals

      Clough, David; University of Chester (Oxford University Press, 2009)
      This book chapter discusses reading Genesis after Darwin with specific reference to understanding the relationship between human beings and other living creatures.
    • Allégories du masculin chez Romain Gary.

      Obergöker, Timo; University of Chester (2014-03-15)
      es Études sur la masculinité sont une branche encore relativement jeune des Études du genre. Elles se penchent sur la question de la représentation et de l’identité masculines et, de la sorte, favorisent des approches résolument interdisciplinaires. Romain Gary interrogeait le fait masculin de diverses manières : dans ses textes fictionnels le masculin est étroitement lié à des figures allégoriques : ainsi dans La Promesse de l’Aube, Nina Kacew et Charles de Gaulle forment des parents symboliques permettant à Gary d’accéder à la francité. Dans La Danse de Gengis Cohn, Florian représente l’homme qui, dans sa recherche de l’absolu, tombe en proie aux idéologies fascistes, tandis que le roman Au-delà de cette limite votre ticket n’est plus valable lie le déclin de la puissance à une certaine perte de vitesse de la France après les Trente Glorieuses. Abstract Masculinity Studies are a relatively new field within Gender Studies – they explore representations of maleness and male identities, thus fostering a radically interdisciplinary approach. Questions of masculinity are omnipresent in Romain Gary’s texts, frequently they are linked to allegorical figures. In La Promesse de l’Aube, Charles de Gaulle and Nina Kacew assure a symbolic parenthood allowing Russia-born Gary to access to his « certain idea of France ». In La Danse de Gengis Cohn, Florian, a mass murderer, embodies the man who, in his quest for the absolute, falls prey to a fascist ideology. The novel Au-delà de cette limite n’est plus valable links the decline of male sexual power to the decline of France after the years of unprecedented economic growth between 1947 and 1975.
    • The alternative A-Z of English literature: All you need to know about 101 great authors

      Kelsey, James; Markham, James; Chantler, Ashley; Claridge, Terry; University of Chester (The Alternative Press, 2008)
      The authors felt suicidal when they got to 'Beckett'.
    • Alternative spiritualities, new religions, and the reenchantment of the West

      Partridge, Christopher; University of Chester (Oxford University Press, 2004)
      This book chapter discusses the rise of alternative spiritualities in the West, particuarly in relation to popular culture.