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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


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


 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


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


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