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Driver, Tom F. (Tom Faw) 1925-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 130 publications in 3 languages and 6,118 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Oratorios  Sacred music  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Librettist, Lyricist
Classifications: PA3131, 792.09
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom F Driver
The sense of history in Greek and Shakespearean drama by Tom F Driver( Book )

33 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compares nemesis and judgment in the Persians and Richard III, synthesis and providence in Oresteia and Hamlet, uses of time in Oedipus Tyrannus and Macbeth, and release and reconciliation in Alcestis and Winter's tale
Romantic quest and modern query; a history of the modern theatre by Tom F Driver( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issue covers ; Romanticism, Vaudeville, Farce, Realism. Playwrights considered ; Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Shaw, Goethe, Kleist, Pirandello, Brecht and Genet
Jean Genet by Tom F Driver( Book )

10 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic of ritual : our need for liberating rites that transform our lives and our communities by Tom F Driver( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this captivating book, Tom F. Driver presents a new and radical understanding of the role and meaning of ritual. According to Driver, our contemporary culture is in urgent need of renewal or rebirth - a sense of ritual and meaning that has been lost to the age of modern rationalism. Our rituals, or what is left of them, lack any vital connection with the struggles for freedom and expression that individuals and groups are engaged in. Recognizing the chronic boredom of contemporary society and the impotence of today's religious services and even modern theater, Driver sees a void in our culture that is being filled, or at least hidden, by poor and sometimes dangerous substitutes. All of us, in Driver's eyes, share a critical need for ritual participation. With moving and colorful descriptions of ritual ceremonies from Haiti, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Turkey, Korea, and other locales, Driver approaches ritual as performance, an action that has unique effectiveness and often expresses more than words can. He shows the necessary role ritual plays in the cohesion and transformation of cultures and societies. The making and maintaining of order, the deepening and strengthening of communal bonds, and the bringing about of both personal and social transformation are, according to Driver, ritual's three great social gifts. Ritual is also something humans share with other species, linking us with the natural habitat and our evolutionary past. Lying at the core of our capacity to adapt, survive, and grow, ritual is essential to all efforts for justice and the establishment of good relationships. To be fully alive and whole, Driver contends, we need to engage creatively in ritual performance. Whether in rites of passage - for birth, adulthood, marriage, death - in ceremonies of healing, grieving, or celebration - in political performances aimed at changing society - we should be active participants taking possession of our rituals and opening them up to a truly transformative and liberating power
Poems of doubt and belief; an anthology of modern religious poetry by Tom F Driver( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christ in a changing world : toward an ethical Christology by Tom F Driver( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of grace : human experience as word of God by Tom F Driver( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and German and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberating rites : understanding the transformative power of ritual by Tom F Driver( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible fire, an oratorio by Cecil Effinger( )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible fire : an oratorio by Cecil Effinger( Recording )

3 editions published between 1958 and 1960 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1938, the Methodist Student Movement was born in anticipation of church union among the three largest American Methodist bodies in 1939. Methodist college and seminary students now had a national platform to press forward their concerns on how the church specifically and society generally should be shaped while drawing on the vast resources of the new denomination to sustain its momentum. This oratoria includes parts for Wesley and Susanna Wesley, The Moravian, The Singer and The Chorus
Colombians speak out about violence and U.S. policy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the suffering of the poor in Colombia due to warfare and government-sponsored terrorism, and the charity work of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. The film is also a critique of the United States' policy regarding Colombia
The arts by Paul Tillich( Recording )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1984 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Driver interviews Paul Tillich concerning the beginning of his interest in art. He discusses the types of art in which he is particularly interested and gives us his ideas on what qualifies art as religious art. Tillich is also questioned about his views on church architecture and religious symbols in art
Philosophy by Paul Tillich( Recording )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1984 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Driver interviews Paul Tillich concerning his interest in classical German philosophy. Tillich describes the experience which caused him to give up this idealistic philosophy for existentialism. Tillich explains his use of the terms "ultimate concern" and "courage to be."
Politics by Paul Tillich( Recording )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1984 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Driver interviews Paul Tillich concerning the situation in Germany after World War II which spurred his interests in politics. He describes the religious socialism of which he was a part. Driver questions Tillich about what he feels to be the goal of politics and how and when a preacher should express his political views
Psychology by Paul Tillich( Recording )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Driver interviews Paul Tillich concerning Tillich's interest in depth psychology and several people in this field who have influenced him. Driver questions Tillich about some of the terms he most often uses: "the unconscious", "depth dimension", "freedom", and "courage to be". Finally, the "salvation" of theology is related to the "healing" of medicine
The sense of history in Greek and Shakespearean dramatic form by Tom F Driver( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible fire : an oratorio by Tom F Driver( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith and action series by Paul Tillich( Recording )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Driver interviews Paul Tillich concerning his interest in classical German philosophy. Tillich describes the experience which caused him to give up this idealistic philosophy for existentialism. Tillich explains his use of the terms "ultimate concern" and "courage to be."
Colombia, the next Vietnam?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still photographs about "Plan Colombia" and its effects on Colombia and its people. "Plan Colombia" is a United States-sponsored aid program aimed at eradicating the coca crop in Colombia, using troops and fumigation. Barstow and Driver toured the country in 2001 as part of a delegation from the Witness for Peace organization
Life in performance : reflections on ritual, religion, and social value by Tom F Driver( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The magic of ritual : our need for liberating rites that transform our lives and our communities
Alternative Names
Driver, Tom 1925-

Driver, Tom F.

Driver, Tom F. 1925-

Driver, Tom F. (Tom Faw), 1925-

Driver, Tom Faw

Driver, Tom Faw 1925-

드라이버, 톰 F. 1925-

드라이버, 톰 파우 1925-

Languages
English (114)

German (1)

Korean (1)

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Liberating rites : understanding the transformative power of ritual