It was the rigid simplicity the utter self-effacement
of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his Intense devotion to his friends and followers, his Intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust In God and In his own mission.
Not for the first time I am at a loss to explain fully why a German architectural cloud has the effect of descending upon talented or sparky kids; nurturing their potential for self-effacement
, a certain withdrawal from internationalism, a certain 'heaviness' of detail and of presentational skill.
Perhaps chief among these is his emphasis on the importance for all human beings of a self-effacing attitude of availability to the ecclesially-mediated disclosure of God--a self-effacement
which owes a great deal to the Ignatian spiritual tradition in which he was trained.
He arguably had the right approach - forget about this modest self-effacement
lark and just go for it.
Such is the paradox of bittul hayesh--the concept of self-effacement
On the other hand, she feels disappointed by Lucy Hutchinson's overt self-effacement
and dismayed by Anne Halkett's partial revelation of her "vulnerable position" in the public sexual arena (81).
It sounds too self-praising for someone like me, who was raised in a culture in which self-effacement
and modesty are highly valued.
A humility, a self-effacement
is built into the DNA of the congregations that serve these communities.
It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement
of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers and his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and his own mission.
And somewhere along the way a quintessentially British self-effacement
curdled into a weirdly stunted civilizational self-loathing.
She examines the influence of religion, ethnicity, class, schooling, and citizenship as vectors of agency, ultimately arguing that Muslim women of Niger are forging hybrid identities that allow them to exist in a multiplicity of cultural locations and employ a wide range of strategies of self-affirmation or self-effacement
in furtherance of personal, familial, professional, and political goals.
Max, who dreams he owns a typewriter without the letter "i," longs to vanish in an act of penitential self-effacement