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Restless Secularism: Modernism and the Religious Inheritance

Matthew Mutter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300221732
eISBN:
9780300227963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221732.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Restless Secularism explores the efforts of modernist writers to articulate a viable secular imagination, to trace the relation of this secular imagination to the Christian culture from which it ... More


Christianity and Revolution

V. S. Soloviev

in Politics, Law, and Morality: Essays by V.S. Soloviev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300079951
eISBN:
9780300128376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300079951.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents an essay, by Vladimir S. Soloviev, which talks about Platonism. Platonism negates reality as truth or authentic existence. While Plato acknowledges given reality, he places a ... More


Conclusion: Evil and the Adequacy of the Earth

Matthew Mutter

in Restless Secularism: Modernism and the Religious Inheritance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300221732
eISBN:
9780300227963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221732.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter contends that modernists find themselves entangled in a distinctly secular version of the “problem of evil.” As secularists they want to affirm the abundance of the immanent, material ... More


Sin and Evil: Moral Values in Literature

Ronald Paulson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120141
eISBN:
9780300135206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120141.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The confusion of sin and evil, or religious and moral transgression, is the subject of this book. It calls attention to the important distinction between sin and evil that in our times is largely ... More


Classical and Christian Equivalents of Sin and Evil

Ronald Paulson

in Sin and Evil: Moral Values in Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120141
eISBN:
9780300135206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120141.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the Greek word used to translate the Hebrew chattat—hamartia, which refers to the missing of a mark with bow and arrow: a lack of skill, not a morally culpable act. One ... More


Modern Sin and Evil

Ronald Paulson

in Sin and Evil: Moral Values in Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120141
eISBN:
9780300135206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120141.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the two distinctive evils during the twentieth century: war and genocide. These were public evils, not that there was a dearth of private. Public evil is a matter of magnitude, ... More


A Parcel of Devils

Paul Kleber Monod

in The Murder of Mr. Grebell: Madness and Civility in an English Town

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099850
eISBN:
9780300130195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099850.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines how the crime of John Breads connects with the wider context of social change in the early days of modern Rye. Breads' conception of madness was widespread among ordinary people ... More


Stieg Larsson

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, comprised of the novels The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. ... More


The Soldier of the Apocalypse

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents the case of Benjamin, soldier of the apocalypse. The therapists' wish to understand (and help) and the patient's wish to be understood (and helped) led to the gradual revelation ... More


The Scarlet Letter

Denis Donoghue

in The American Classics: A Personal Essay

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300107814
eISBN:
9780300133783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300107814.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter. It suggests that Hawthorne seemed to assume a force of evil so pervasive that it did not need to be embodied in anyone ... More


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