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The Historical Development of Christian Eschatology

Geoffrey Rowell

in Hell and the Victorians: A Study of the Nineteenth-Century Theological Controversies concerning Eternal Punishment and the Future Life

Published in print:
1974
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198266389
eISBN:
9780191683022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266389.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

The pattern of the nineteenth-century debates about eschatology was not determined by critical attacks on the doctrines of everlasting punishment and the immortality of the soul alone; it also ... More


Introduction

Geoffrey Rowell

in Hell and the Victorians: A Study of the Nineteenth-Century Theological Controversies concerning Eternal Punishment and the Future Life

Published in print:
1974
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198266389
eISBN:
9780191683022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266389.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

Heaven, hell, death, and judgment are the traditional Four Last Things of Christian theology, but it would be true to say that twentieth-century theologians have been embarrassed at saying much about ... More


Death and the After-Life

David Ellis

in Death and the Author: How D. H. Lawrence Died, and Was Remembered

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199546657
eISBN:
9780191701443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546657.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the attitude of Lawrence with regards to his illness. Lawrence refused to regard his illness as terminal, yet in the late 1920s, death was a subject which increasingly ... More


Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages

Nancy Mandeville Caciola

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702617
eISBN:
9781501703478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702617.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Simultaneously real and unreal, the dead are people, yet they are not. The society of medieval Europe developed a rich set of imaginative traditions about death and the afterlife, using the dead as a ... More


Hoof After Hoof, Metric Time

Paul H. Fry

in Wordsworth and the Poetry of What We Are

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126488
eISBN:
9780300145410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126488.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores a widely accepted way of thinking about time both in and out of the romantic tradition: poems strive to resist time. In Harold Bloom's words, he referred to it as “lies against ... More


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