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Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The works of Ambrosiaster, a Christian writing in Rome in the late 4th century, were influential on at the time and throughout the Middle Ages. This book starts by addressing the problem of the ... More


Power & Purity: Cathar Heresy in Medieval Italy

Carol Lansing

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195149807
eISBN:
9780199849079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149807.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Catharism was a popular medieval heresy based on the belief that the creation of humankind was a disaster in which angelic spirits were trapped in matter by the devil. Their only goal was to escape ... More


Introduction

Nicholas P. Cushner

in Why Have You Come Here?: The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307566
eISBN:
9780199784936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307569.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The purpose of this book is to explain how Christianity replaced Native American belief systems in 16th-century America. The use of the confessionario was important in Christian evangelization but ... More


Introduction

Ian Bostridge

in Witchcraft and its Transformations c.1650–c.1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206538
eISBN:
9780191677205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206538.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This introductory chapter sets out the objective of this book, which is to explain how belief in witchcraft in England moved from the 17th century respectability of sermons and treatises to 19th ... More


Diabolical Tyranny

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

in Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores Ambrosiaster's presentation of the Devil as the tyrannical opponent of God, and a spiritual political model for earthly tyrants and usurpers. He was not the first Christian to ... More


Predicting Votes from Oral Arguments

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

in Oral Arguments Before the Supreme Court: An Empirical Approach

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195368628
eISBN:
9780199867554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368628.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Two recent studies have concluded that Supreme Court decisions can be anticipated by the behavior of justices during the oral arguments, specifically that in the vast majority of cases (85%–90%) the ... More


Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Adam Gussow

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the role played by the devil figure within an evolving blues tradition. It pays particular attention to the lyrics of recorded blues songs, but it also seeks to tell a story about ... More


Milton’s Book of Numbers: Book 1 and Its Catalog

David Quint

in Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161914
eISBN:
9781400850488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter shows how book 1 of Paradise Lost metaphorically depicts the role of the devil in raising the rebel angels out of their “bottomless perdition,” an act of poetic creation analogous to the ... More


The Eclectic Roots of Prophecy Fiction

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/9780195326604.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides a historicized survey of the eclectic roots of evangelical prophecy fiction. While fictional narratives have become the public face of evangelical faith, this chapter ... More


Stereoscopic Cinema & the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838–1952

Ray Zone

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124612
eISBN:
9780813134796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124612.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Though it may come as a surprise to both cinema lovers and industry professionals who believe that 3-D film was born in the early 1950s, stereoscopic cinema actually began in 1838. It occurred more ... More


“They Too Are Our Brethren”: Gender in the White Monastery

Rebecca Krawiec

in Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129434
eISBN:
9780199834396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129431.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Shenoute's goal for the monastery, including the female community, was to create one monastic experience for all monks “whether male or female.” His emphasis on uniformity was meant to preclude ... More


The Secularization of Suicide?

R. A. Houston

in Punishing the Dead?: Suicide, Lordship, and Community in Britain, 1500-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199586424
eISBN:
9780191595356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586424.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

It is conventionally assumed that suicide became secularized in the eighteenth century as religious understandings gave way to medical ones. This chapter explains the origins of this assumption and ... More


The Devil in the Detail

Mary Orr

in Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Devil's rides into space are a well‐worked topos in literature, but this chapter points out for the first time their literal realities in the Montgolfier balloons and Garnarin's parachute that ... More


Fantasies of Evil: Shapeshifting and Sabbats

Robin Briggs

in The Witches of Lorraine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198225829
eISBN:
9780191708947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198225829.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on witchcraft beliefs. Topics covered include methods used to identify witches, strange creatures in witchcraft cases, cases of individuals terrified by a strange hostile ... More


The Disorderly Dead: Ghosts and their Meanings in Reformation England

PETER MARSHALL

in Beliefs and the Dead in Reformation England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207733
eISBN:
9780191716812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207733.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter sifts a mass of scattered evidence to elucidate official and popular belief about ghosts. Protestant authorities denounced belief in ghosts as a superstitious by-product of belief in ... More


“Unnatural and Horrid Physic”: Pharmaceutical Theater in Jonson and Webster

Tanya Pollard

in Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270835
eISBN:
9780191710322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270835.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines depictions of dangerous doctors and medicines in plays by Jonson and Webster. It argues that Jonson draws on popular fears of drugs and poisons when he identifies cosmetics and ... More


“Polluted with Counterfeit Colours”: Cosmetic Theater

Tanya Pollard

in Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270835
eISBN:
9780191710322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270835.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines how depictions of poisonous cosmetics express early modern anxieties about the dangerous powers of seductive spectacles, with an emphasis on the theater. Understood in the early ... More


Mr Knight's Best Small Capitals

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter contends that this was the first age of print, the age when, as the New Monthly put it, print became ‘like to the air we breathe’, ‘the medium through which we receive every idea and ... More


A Candle for the Devil

Michael Ostling

in Between the Devil and the Host: Imagining Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587902
eISBN:
9780191731228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587902.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

A tradition of Polish historiography sees the Polish devil as a comical figure of fun, in strong contrast to the terrifying Satan of western Christianity. While overdrawn, this tradition has a basis ... More


‘Redemption’ or ‘Delegitimization’? The Artist on Trial in The Master of Petersburg

Patrick Hayes

in J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What, if anything, guarantees that literature is serious? How, for instance, can we be sure that the representation of the erotic in a work of literature offers us more than the kinds of ... More


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