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Patristic Mysticism and St. John of the Cross

Andrew Louth

in The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: From Plato to Denys

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199291403
eISBN:
9780191710674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291403.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

It has been seen in some of the Fathers the doctrine that as the soul approaches God, it is plunged into the Divine Darkness where God dwells. This appears to bear some similarity to the doctrine of ... More


Perceiving That We See and Hear, and Monitoring of the Senses

Pavel Gregoric

in Aristotle on the Common Sense

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277377
eISBN:
9780191707537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277377.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter continues the investigation of the phenomenon that Aristotle describes as ‘perceiving that we see and hear’ by analysing the much discussed passage from the beginning of De Anima III.2 ... More


Magic

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the idea of literature as magic-making by focusing on Marcel Proust's use of the term “magic,” along with its cognates “enchantment” and “charm.” Proustian magic comes in all ... More


Lux in Tenebris: BRUCKNER AND THE DIALECTIC OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT

Derek B. Scott

in FROM THE EROTIC TO THE DEMONIC: On Critical Musicology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151961
eISBN:
9780199870394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151961.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses the construction of the sacred in music by way of a study of the composer Bruckner, chosen because he is widely seen as a “pure” musician, impervious to ideological assault. It ... More


Vision in Dim Light

Thomas W. Cronin, Sönke Johnsen, N. Justin Marshall, and Eric J. Warrant

in Visual Ecology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151847
eISBN:
9781400853021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151847.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses how darkness provides excellent advantages for a wide variety of animals, for the simple reason that vision—a primary sense for predators and foragers alike—becomes severely ... More


Troy Kennedy Martin

Lez Cooke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067020
eISBN:
9781781702055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067020.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book provides a full-length study of the screenwriter Troy Kennedy Martin, whose work for film and television includes Z Cars, The Italian Job, Kelly's Heroes, The Sweeney, Reilly—Ace of Spies ... More


Heteronymity II: Taxonomies of Fictional Creativity: Joyce (continued) and Stein

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the taxonomy of imaginary literary works (supplementing the taxonomy of fictionalized life‐writings proposed in Chapter 5), and their scarcity during the nineteenth century. It ... More


Mercy and Wrath

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

All phenomena “with truth” deny the primary nature of evil, although a person cannot either avoid it or surpass it until he is in his entirety returned to non-duality. Thus, since evil is not ... More


Prophecy Fiction and Evangelical Political Reengagement

Crawford Gribben

in Writing the Rapture: Prophecy Fiction in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326604
eISBN:
9780199870257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326604.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the evangelical political reengagement of the 1980s, as American prophecy believers began to search for a new eschatological enemy in the face of the impending collapse of the ... More


Narrative and History: Tales of Unrest to Lord Jim

Richard Niland

in Conrad and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580347
eISBN:
9780191722738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580347.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter explores Conrad's literary style in the early years of his career, detailing how Conrad balanced his Polish literary and philosophical heritage with his new British cultural environment. ... More


Gregory of Nyssa and the Grasp of Faith: Union, Knowledge, and Divine Presence

Martin Laird

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199267996
eISBN:
9780191601576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267995.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Discusses Gregory’s understanding of faith (pistis) as a faculty of apophatic union with God. After presenting an overview of important work done on Gregory’s understanding of faith and announcing ... More


Waterways of the Earth

Stephen Clingman

in The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Perhaps the reason Conrad's Heart of Darkness remains provocative for us is because we are still contained within its horizon. The chapter unlocks this question by considering Conrad in relation to ... More


The Exaltation of Faith: The Exaltation of Faith: The State of Current Research

Martin Laird

in Gregory of Nyssa and the Grasp of Faith: Union, Knowledge, and Divine Presence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199267996
eISBN:
9780191601576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267995.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

A synthesis of mid to late twentieth-century scholarship on Gregory’s understanding of faith (Dani” lou, von Balthasar, Völker, Can”vet, Harrison, Dünzl, Pottier, Desalvo). Indicates how the present ... More


The Luminous Dark Revisited

Martin Laird

in Gregory of Nyssa and the Grasp of Faith: Union, Knowledge, and Divine Presence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199267996
eISBN:
9780191601576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267995.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Redresses Gregory’s over-identification with a ‘mysticism of darkness’ and shows that he is no less concerned with a ‘mysticism of light’. The mysticism-of-darkness theme is grounded in exegesis; ... More


We See in the Dark

Roy Sorensen

in Seeing Dark Things: The Philosophy of Shadows

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326574
eISBN:
9780199870271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326574.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The experience of a man in a perfectly dark cave is a representation of an absence of light, not an absence of representation. There is certainly a difference between his perceptual knowledge and ... More


The Intellect

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The nature of the Intellect is not to identify itself passively and blindly with the phenomena it recognizes. Its aim is to reduce phenomena to their essence. The trinity of existence, Consciousness, ... More


Greatness

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Existence as the totality of phenomena in time and space bears witness to the first and last things, and to inwardness and outwardness. Every phenomenon has that duality of beginning and end. But ... More


Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism and Transnationalism

Laura Chrisman

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058271
eISBN:
9781781700136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058271.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book analyses black Atlantic studies, colonial discourse analysis and postcolonial theory, providing paradigms for understanding imperial literature, Englishness and black transnationalism. Its ... More


Eighth Talk: Within Light There is Utter Darkness

in Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219823
eISBN:
9780520936232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219823.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents a transcript of Suzuki Roshi's eighth talk on the Sandokai. It focuses on these lines from the poem: In the light there is darkness, but don't take it as darkness. In the dark ... More


Continent: Modernism, Geographical Determinism, and the Image of Africa

Jon Hegglund

in World Views: Metageographies of Modernist Fiction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796106
eISBN:
9780199932771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796106.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

This chapter explores literary and cultural representations of the continent as an alternative to a world-system of nation-states. It looks at texts by Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene, each of which ... More


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