Jewish literature often finds it necessary to deal with another type of god, the opposite, perhaps, of the deus ex machina
Archbishop Peers, who presides as chair, broke the silence, noting that he has "heard these speeches and many like them over the years," said the house of bishops "is not a court" and should not wait "for the Archbishop of Canterbury or some deus ex machina
to solve things.
As University of Vermont Professor Padraig Carmady writes, GEAR viewed FDI as a "development deus ex machina
," believing that the investment would automatically flow in.
The state enters later, after the colonization of consciousness, after the damage has been done, a political deus ex machina
to order the African world in the name of commerce, civilization and, ultimately, white supremacy.
Weir begins his analysis of the submarine as the deus ex machina
of twentieth century, oceanographically determined maritime warfare with a New York meeting on antisubmarine warfare chaired by the inventor Thomas Alva Edison in March 1917.
The debate over the splitting of species, Mallet says, "is really about whether we need a deus ex machina
or whether life itself can create the instabilities.
To the extent that Rousseau acknowledges the possibility of opposition, Rousseau must rely on the deus ex machina
of the legislator, whose unchallenged authority is "at odds with a democratic ethos" (p.
It hopes against hope that mere tinkering and the deus ex machina
of a private investment boom will solve its dilemmas for it.
Our mission is not to hunker down in some musty cave to await the stroke of a deus ex machina
to save us.
What are we to make of the fact that, when the narrator intervenes as a deus ex machina
at the end of the novel, his action ultimately proves futile?
In a strategy perfected by Hollywood studios (Frank Capra's Lost Horizon, for example, lost its first reel following a disastrous test screening), but unheard of in independent filmmaking, Paizs reshot the last reel of Crime Wave following negative reaction to its dark ending at Toronto's film festival, adding a deus ex machina
and satirical, religious revelation.
The justice that triumphs in the end is poetic rather than political; the narrative does not indicate how, lacking a deus ex machina
, one might recognize truth or virtue.