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 Ethics: Socratic, Stoic, Platonic

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/9780195181425.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Al-Kindī’s extant ethical corpus is relatively small, but sufficient to show that his ethics is an application of his Neoplatonic ideas about metaphysics and psychology. He provides the first Arabic ... More


Boethius

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy, which was written around 524 CE. A striking contrast to Augustine's answer to the Problem of Paganism, the Consolation of Philosophy was ... More


A New Consolation of Philosophy

Kurt Flasch

in Meister Eckhart: Philosopher of Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204865
eISBN:
9780300216370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204865.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter offers a reading of Meister Eckhart's Book of Divine Consolation. The Book of Divine Consolation is a German tractate consisting of three parts. The first part contains so much ... More


The Propagandist: Part 2

Tracey A. Sowerby

in Renaissance and Reform in Tudor England: The Careers of Sir Richard Morison

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199584635
eISBN:
9780191723162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584635.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses three major polemical works by Morison. It provides the first sustained discussion of the Comfortable Consolation, which was written to celebrate the birth of Prince Edward, ... More


Boethius

John Marenbon

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book provides, for the first time, a philosophical study of the whole range of Boethius's writings (except his textbooks on music and arithmetic): the commentaries and monographs on logic, the ... More


Mesopotamia and Israel

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Book of Job. The former, which should be considered as a tragic drama and at the same time an example of wisdom literature, can be seen as an ... More


The Consolation: The Argument of Books I–V.2

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Addresses the argument of Boethius's masterpiece, the Consolation of Philosophy. It shows that Boethius, the author, juxtaposes a complex view of happiness in which it is vulnerable to fortune, with ... More


The Consolation, V.3–6: Divine Prescience, Contigency, Eternity

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Devoted to a detailed discussion of Boethius's later treatment, at the end of the Consolation of Philosophy, of the problem of divine prescience and human free will. It analyzes Boethius's conception ... More


Interpreting the Consolation

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

After looking at the verse in the Consolation of Philosophy and other more literary aspects of it, this chapter proposes an interpretation of the work as a whole, which takes account of the fact that ... More


Boethius's Influence in the Middle Ages

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Examines the vast influence of Boethius in the Middle Ages, in logic, theology, and through the Consolation of Philosophy – in philosophy more broadly – and in literature. Among the authors discussed ... More


Tower Writings

Cecilia A. Hatt (ed.)

in English Works of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester: Sermons and Other Writings 1520 to 1535

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270119
eISBN:
9780191600609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270119.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

A spiritual consolation and The ways to perfect religion were written while John Fisher was imprisoned in the Tower of London. He composed them for the use of his half‐sister ... More


The Felicity we Make or Find

John Kekes

in Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is about the possibility of living enjoyably in the face of adversity and contingency, without seeking consolation in religious or some version of secular faith. The key is to develop ... More


Horseracing and the British 1919-30

Mike Huggins

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065286
eISBN:
9781781701669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065286.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book provides a detailed consideration of the history of racing in British culture and society, and explores the cultural world of racing during the interwar years. The book shows how racing ... More


Conclusion

Ronald K. Rittgers

in The Reformation of Suffering: Pastoral Theology and Lay Piety in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199795086
eISBN:
9780199950171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795086.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The conclusion provides a summary of the analysis and argument and then briefly explores one possible long-term legacy of the Protestant reformation of suffering for the Western church and Western ... More


Lutheran consolation for bereaved parents

Anna Linton

in Poetry and Parental Bereavement in Early Modern Lutheran Germany

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233366
eISBN:
9780191716331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233366.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter begins by outlining a brief history of Lutheran consolation. It then discusses parental love an loss, the medical model of consolation, mourning conventions and consolation arguments, ... More


Models and metaphors for Lutheran funeral poetry

Anna Linton

in Poetry and Parental Bereavement in Early Modern Lutheran Germany

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233366
eISBN:
9780191716331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233366.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The early modern epicedium (funeral poem) is typically structured around three aims: laudatio, lamentatio, and consolatio, or praising the dead, mourning the loss, and comforting the bereaved. This ... More


Sewing the Fascicles: Elegy, Consolation, and the Poetics of Interruption

Alexandra Socarides

in Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199858088
eISBN:
9780199950300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858088.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Poetry

By taking up Dickinson’s poems about death as they appear in the fascicles, this chapter investigates Dickinson’s interest in revising the conventions of consolation and closure on which the elegiac ... More


Consolations on the Departure of the Consoler

James Ker

in The Deaths of Seneca

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387032
eISBN:
9780199866793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387032.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows how Seneca's conduct in the death scene served in part as the culmination of a career of writing consolations. It traces the background of this career in Ciceronian consolation, ... More


Margery Kempe and the Lonely Reader

Rebecca Krug

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705335
eISBN:
9781501708169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705335.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Since its rediscovery in 1934, the fifteenth-century Book of Margery Kempe has become a canonical text for students of medieval Christian mysticism and spirituality. Its author was a ... More


The Stakes of History: On the Use and Abuse of Jewish History for Life

David N. Myers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300228939
eISBN:
9780300231403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300228939.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Why do we study history? What is the role of the historian in the contemporary world? These questions prompted David N. Myers’s illuminating and poignant call for the relevance of historical research ... More


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