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Theory and Theology in George Herbert’s Poetry: `Divinitie, and Poesie, Met'

Elizabeth Clarke

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263982
eISBN:
9780191682698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263982.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

In 17th-century England the poet George Herbert became known as ‘Divine Herbert’, his poetry a model for those aspiring to the status of inspired Christian poet. This book explores the relationship ... More


Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China

Jiang Wu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195333572
eISBN:
9780199868872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333572.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book studies the revival of Chan Buddhism in seventeenth‐century China. Focusing on a series of controversies, this book argues that the Chan revival was a systematic reinvention of Chan ideals ... More


Gerald Edward Aylmer, 1926–2000

Keith Thomas

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 124. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, III

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263204
eISBN:
9780191734205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263204.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

The large oeuvre of Gerald Aylmer, a historian of 17th-century England, can be divided into five main categories. First, there are the occasional studies which were stimulated by the institutions, ... More


Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II

Michael Moriarty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291038
eISBN:
9780191710599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book investigates psychological and ethical thought in 17th-century France, emphasizing both continuities and discontinuities with ancient and medieval thought. The ancient ethical vision that ... More


Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Anne Cotterill

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book begins and ends with the intellectual and imaginative pleasures of narrative wandering. ‘To digress’ in early modern England carried a range of associations with authority and gender, from ... More


Conclusions

Michael Moriarty

in Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291038
eISBN:
9780191710599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The key themes of the book are recapitulated in the course of a general assessment of the relationship of Augustinianism and Cartesianism in 17th-century moral thought. The writers discovered are ... More


Forgiving Trespasses: Living with Livestock in Early America

Virginia DeJohn Anderson

in Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195158601
eISBN:
9780199788538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158601.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter argues that trespassing livestock were a major cause of friction between Indians and English colonists. Even so, Native Americans and colonists found ways to cooperate with one another ... More


A Prophecy Fulfilled: From Cooperation to the Displacement of Indians

Virginia DeJohn Anderson

in Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195158601
eISBN:
9780199788538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158601.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how towards the end of the 17th century, efforts on the part of Indians and colonists to resolve problems caused by livestock gave way to conflict. It argues that the colonists' ... More


Milton’s History (1670) and Mr John Miltons Character of the Long Parliament and Assembly of Divines (1681)

Nicholas von Maltzahn

in Milton's History of Britain: Republican Historiography in the English Revolution

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128977
eISBN:
9780191671753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128977.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

By working back from the separate publication of the History of Britain (1670) and the Character of the Long Parliament and Assembly of Divines (1681), it is possible to reconstitute a fuller History ... More


Holland and the Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century: The Politics of Particularism

J. L. Price

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203834
eISBN:
9780191676000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203834.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This is a study of the politics of the pivotal province of Holland and of its role in the political system of the Dutch Republic as a whole in the 17th century. It treats the reality of politics from ... More


Johann Heinrich Alsted 1588–1638: Between Renaissance, Reformation, and Universal Reform

Howard Hotson

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208280
eISBN:
9780191677960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208280.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Johann Heinrich Alsted, professor of philosophy and theology at the Calvinist academy of Herborn, was a man of many parts. A deputy to the famous Synod of Dort and greatest encyclopaedist of his age, ... More


The Autonomy of Ethics: (i) Cudworth

Arthur N. Prior

in Logic and the Basis of Ethics

Published in print:
1963
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198241577
eISBN:
9780191680380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241577.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses Ralph Cudworth, a 17th-century writer who anticipated Professor Moore’s opinion that ‘good is indefinable’. Although Cudworth had a bad argument for this opinion, he still had ... More


A Vision of Progress

Andrew Lincoln

in Spiritual History: A Reading of William Blake's Vala or The Four Zoas

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183143
eISBN:
9780191673948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183143.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines The Four Zoas and the developments in its narrative that can be compared to developments in natural philosophy during the 17th and 18th centuries wherein the principle of ... More


The History of the University of Oxford: Volume IV Seventeenth-Century Oxford

Nicholas Tyacke (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510146
eISBN:
9780191700958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510146.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Volume IV of the series The History of the University of Oxford covers the 17th century, a period when both institutionally and intellectually the University was expanding. Oxford and its university ... More


Englishness Identified: Manners and Character 1650–1850

Paul Langford

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246403
eISBN:
9780191697586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246403.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

In the 17th century the English were often depicted as a nation of barbarians, fanatics, and king-killers. Two hundred years later they were more likely to be seen as the triumphant possessors of a ... More


The ‘Political’ Festivals

Nicholas Lossky

in Lancelot Andrewes, the Preacher (1555-1626): The Origins of the Mystical Theology of the Church of England

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198261858
eISBN:
9780191682223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261858.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the sermons preached by Andrewes on August 5 1606 to commemorate the conspiracy of the Gowrie brothers and on November 5 of that year to commemorate the Gun Powder Plot. These ... More


Ad fontes argumentorum : The Sources of Reformed Theology in the Seventeenth Century

Richard A. Muller

in After Calvin: Studies in the Development of a Theological Tradition

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157017
eISBN:
9780199849581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157017.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter moves past the basic issue of definition and approach and raises the question of the actual sources and materials used by the Protestant scholastics of the 17th century in the fashioning ... More


Drama

Michael Hawcroft

in Rhetoric: Readings in French Literature

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159841
eISBN:
9780191673726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159841.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses rhetoric in two plays from the 17th century: Molière's Tartuffe and Rancine's Britannicus. The chapter also looks at a play of a seemingly different kind, which was written ... More


Women in Early Modern England 1550–1720

Sara Mendelson and Patricia Crawford

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201243
eISBN:
9780191674846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201243.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This book provides a survey of life as it was experienced by most Englishwomen during the 16th and 17th centuries. The book examines virtually all aspects of women's lives: female life-stages from ... More


“Changed … into the Fashion of Man” The Politics of Sexual Difference in a Seventeenth-Century Anglo-American Settlement

Kathleen M. Brown

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the gender identity of Thomas Hall and how it stirred controversy among the residents of Warraskoyack, Virginia, a small English settlement. It explains that Hall's case ... More


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