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Time's Purpled Masquers: Stars and the Afterlife in Renaissance English Literature

Alastair Fowler

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183402
eISBN:
9780191674037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183402.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book explores the extraordinary prominence of astronomical imagery in Renaissance literature. Although the stars were important astrologically, this is at best a ... More


 The Heavens: Prediction and Providence

Peter Adamson

in Al-KindĪ

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195181425
eISBN:
9780199785087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181425.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter shows how al-Kindī interweaves ideas from Greek cosmology to give a theory that can explain the efficacy of astrology and how God’s providence is dispersed by means of heavenly ... More


 Ronald Reagan: Making America God's Shining City on a Hill

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ronald Reagan’s religious convictions were crucial to his understanding of the world and performance as president, but few scholars have provided substantive analysis of his faith and its impact on ... More


Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Michael Ward

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

As a scholar of medieval and renaissance literature, C.S. Lewis was deeply interested in the imaginative effects of the new heliocentric model of the universe theorised by Copernicus and verified by ... More


 The Planets

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Lewis was interested in the medieval heavens both from an academic and an imaginative perspective. The pagan gods, to his mind, were aesthetically beautiful and also apologetically useful, and ... More


 Coda

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Reasons why Lewis's critics were not looking for a secret layer of meaning. Reasons why Lewis's critics were not interested in astrology. The extent to which Lewis knew about astronomy. The extent to ... More


The Rules of Fate

Katharina Volk

in Manilius and his Intellectual Background

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199265220
eISBN:
9780191708800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265220.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter dicusses the system of astrology that Manilius describes in Books 2-5 of his Astronomica. It begins with an exposition of the tenets of ancient astrology, pointing out that Manilius' ... More


Better Than the Original: The Creation of Goryeo Canon and the Formation of Giyang Bulgyo 祈禳佛教‎

Jiang Wu and Ron Dziwenka

in Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171601
eISBN:
9780231540193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171601.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 8 situates the two editions of Korean Canon in Goryeo’s religious culture and the complicated international history between Korea, Song China, and the Khitan Liao and argue that the canon had ... More


Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica

Steven J. Green and Katharina Volk (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586462
eISBN:
9780191724961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586462.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Astronomica of Manilius is a poem in five books, at least partly written under Augustus, which purports to teach the reader the art of astrology and the means by which an accurate horoscope may ... More


Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Geraldine Herbert-Brown (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198154754
eISBN:
9780191715457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book celebrates the bimillennial anniversary of the inception of Ovid’s Fasti by offering a variety of approaches to Ovid’s poem on the Roman religious calendar. The volume does not aim at ... More


Religion

M.N. Srinivas

in The Remembered Village

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077459
eISBN:
9780199081165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077459.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter provides general remarks on religion in Rampura. The villagers propitiated a wide variety of deities from the high gods and goddesses of all-India Hinduism in their various ... More


Time-reckoning

Romila Thapar

in Time as a Metaphor of History: Early India: The Krishna Bharadwaj Memorial Lecture

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195637984
eISBN:
9780199081912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195637984.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses different ideas about time in early India. It discusses how cyclical theories of time arise from the observance of rhythm based on the sequences in relation to the sun and the ... More


Problems in the Use of the Babylonian Talmud for the History of Late-Roman Palestine: The Example of Astrology

RICHARD KALMIN

in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264744
eISBN:
9780191734663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter evaluates the use of the Babylonian Talmud for the study of the history of late-Roman Palestine using astrology as a case example. It explains that the Babylonian Talmud contains much ... More


The Emergence of Unchurched Traditions

Robert C. Fuller

in Spiritual, but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146806
eISBN:
9780199834204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146808.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In colonial America, only 15% of the population belonged to a church. The majority was nonetheless spiritual at a personal level, but fashioned their personal beliefs by drawing upon a variety of ... More


A Kingdom of Stargazers: Astrology and Authority in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon

Michael A. Ryan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449840
eISBN:
9780801463150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449840.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Astrology in the Middle Ages was considered a branch of the magical arts, one informed by Jewish and Muslim scientific knowledge in Muslim Spain. Using the stars and planets to divine the future ran ... More


Manilius and his Intellectual Background

Katharina Volk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199265220
eISBN:
9780191708800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265220.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book describes the Latin astrological poet Marcus Manilius. Manilius, about whose life nothing is known, composed his didactic poem Astronomica in the second decade of the 1st century AD. The ... More


Hermes in Sasanian Iran

Kevin van Bladel

in The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195376135
eISBN:
9780199871636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376135.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The first references to Hermes and his works in Arabic appear among the Iranian astrologers at the court of the ʿAbbāsid caliphs during the second half of the 8th century. These astrologers knew ... More


The Three Hermeses

Kevin van Bladel

in The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195376135
eISBN:
9780199871636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376135.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The Book of the Thousands (Kitāb al-Ulūf), written in Arabic in the middle of the 9th century by the astrologer Abū Maʿšar of Balkh, contained an important account of not one but three ancient sages ... More


Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales 700–1700

Mark Williams

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199571840
eISBN:
9780191594434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571840.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The presentation of the magical and mantic in Celtic literature has persistently been dogged by misunderstanding and over-romanticised readings. Among the misconceptions about the ancient and ... More


Horoscopes and Emperors

Katharina Volk

in Manilius and his Intellectual Background

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199265220
eISBN:
9780191708800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265220.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter examines the historical and political background of Manilius and offers a solution to the vexed question of the poet's date. It opens with a survey of the processes through which ... More


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