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By Patrick Wong

While little ones Nicole and Amy retailer a toddler from a freak wildfire, they unwittingly set off a extraordinary series of occasions. within the following days, Nicole unearths herself stuck up in additional impressive happenings, until eventually she is compelled to confront the startling fact approximately herself: She has the ability to provide lifestyles or take existence from each residing factor round her.

As Nicole exams the level of her powers, her actions allure the eye of mysterious brokers who think the women are a part of a bigger terrorist plot. Now on a path into the unknown, Nicole and Amy may be compelled to question simply what's genuine -- and who they could belief.

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Cf. French historian Pierre Nora’s work on the construction of the French past, where he insists that sites of memory should not be idealized, first and foremost because they are mere substitutes for mileux de mémoire or real environments of memory (“Between Memory and History,” 7). 26. Assmann, “Collective Memory,” 132; cf. Guijarro, “Cultural Memory,” 93. 27. The culture of recollection is not tantamount to tradition, as the latter tends to stress continuity, progression, and resumption. Assmann’s notion of “cultural memory,” however, is typified by emotive attachment as well as a deliberate refer- PUNT: IDENTITY, MEMORY AND SCRIPTURAL WARRANT 31 3.

40 PAUL AND SCRIPTURE: EXTENDING THE CONVERSATION origins of certain traditions and conventions. In other words, forgetting is just as important as remembering. This fact is evident in the adage that history is written by the victors, as well as in the increasing acknowledgment that all historical constructions are perspectival, selective, and informed by needs and vested interests. 72 Moreover, cultural memory disallows any notion of the past as free from the pain of value judgments. 75 70. In certain contexts the forgetting of texts is prearranged and remembering is privileged, as in the case of Qumran: “Where the experience of marginalization from actual power might seem to undermine certainty, an interpretation of Scripture that is available only by special divine revelation establishes an alternative identity, albeit one that is persuasive only to those already within” (Lieu, Christian Identity, 34).

Bradley R. Braxton, The Tyranny of Resolution: 1 Corinthians 7:17–24 (SBLDS 181; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000). In social-identity theory, categorization and stereotyping are important for identifying the self and the other, the in-group and the other groups. 21. ” 22. Olick, “Products, Processes, and Practices,” 8; cf. Israel Rosenfield, “Memory and Identity,” New Literary History 26 (1995): 197–203. Although Rosenfield (202) focuses on individual memory, her statement that “memory, then, is not a set of stored images that can be remembered by an independent ‘I’; memory is a set of ever-revolving procedures,” is true of cultural memory, too.

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