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The Purity of the Second Temple in Rabbinic Literature

Jonathan Klawans

in Purity, Sacrifice, and the Temple: Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195162639
eISBN:
9780199785254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162639.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines an array of rabbinic sources concerning the temple, including Mishnah, Midrash, and Talmud, drawing a number of contrasts with Qumran literature in particular. The Rabbis seem ... More


Generosity

Robert C. Roberts and W. Jay Wood

in Intellectual Virtues: An Essay in Regulative Epistemology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199283675
eISBN:
9780191712661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283675.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Generosity is a disposition freely to give good things to others for others' sake. (Variants of the trait that don't fit all these qualifications can be found in Aristotle and Nietzsche.) ... More


Introduction

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0000
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The Introduction briefly outlines the history of the Tazza and its changing fortunes from a prized possession of the mightiest rulers to little known ancient artifact today. It acknowledges the gaps ... More


St. Francis and Lady Poverty

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis's fascination with poverty as a spiritual discipline is nowhere better illustrated than in the allegory, the Sacred Commerce of St. Francis and Lady Poverty, which appears to have been ... More


Christian Providential History: A Dialectic of Perfection and Perversion

GEORGE GARNETT

in Marsilius of Padua and 'the Truth of History'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199291564
eISBN:
9780191710520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291564.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Medieval History

Under papal leadership, the clergy were led further away from the ideal of apostolic poverty espoused in Marsilius's time by the Franciscans. Although the Christianization of the Empire had been ... More


The Consuming Temple: Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution in Germany, 1880-1940

Paul Lerner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452864
eISBN:
9781501700125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452864.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Department stores in Germany, like their predecessors in France, Britain, and the United States, generated great excitement when they appeared at the end of the nineteenth century. Their sumptuous ... More


Comic Relief: In Appreciation of the Seven Deadly Sins

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There seems to be no end to moralizing about the vices, but there is too little appreciation of them as mere human foibles and an essential part of the “human circus.” There are also serious ... More


Prima Donnas and the Performance of Altruism

Hilary Poriss

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter investigates stories of philanthropic activities that litter biographies and journalistic accounts of nearly every prominent nineteenth-century prima donna. These reports describe ... More


The Lawyer's Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

Walter Bennett

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042558
eISBN:
9780226042565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042565.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Lawyers today are in a moral crisis. The popular perception of the lawyer, both within the legal community and beyond, is no longer the Abe Lincoln of American mythology, but is often a greedy, ... More


Flutes and Unethical/Ethical Behavior

Dale A. Olsen

in World Flutelore: Folktales, Myths, and Other Stories of Magical Flute Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037887
eISBN:
9780252095146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037887.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses flutes and both unethical and ethical behavior. Many of the folktales presented in this book can be interpreted as pertaining to unethical or ethical human behavior, even when ... More


Rethinking Greed

Jason Kawall

in Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017534
eISBN:
9780262301541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter explains the nature of the vice of greed, focusing on what can be called “modest greed.” It illuminates why the globally wealthy may be greedy even when not obsessive about wealth or ... More


The Sinister Way: The Divine and the Demonic in Chinese Religious Culture

Richard von Glahn

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234086
eISBN:
9780520928770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234086.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The most striking feature of Wutong, the preeminent God of Wealth in late imperial China, was the deity's diabolical character. Wutong was perceived not as a heroic figure or paragon of noble ... More


Excursus: Mercury

in Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reviews the different meanings and images attached to “Mercury,” which can be a dog or wolf or as a winged putto on the top of a wheel. At times he is present as the winged messenger of ... More


Rumpelstiltskin

in Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the Grimm brothers' tale of “Rumpelstiltskin,” which reflects a period prior to the mass production of textiles, when the industry was moving from hand-weaving to industrial ... More


Widowers’ Houses: “Life Here Is a Perfect Idyll”

Tony Jason Stafford and R. F. Dietrich

in Shaw's Settings: Gardens and Libraries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044989
eISBN:
9780813046747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044989.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

By examining Shaw’s use of the garden and the library in Widowers’ Houses in meticulous detail, one gains an appreciation of the complexity, subtlety, and mastery which Shaw therein reveals, as well ... More


All in the Family: Consanguinity, Marriage, and Property

Ruth Perry

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter argues that the plots and characters of eighteenth-century English fiction can be illuminated by an awareness of property law and the customary disposition of property within families. ... More


Writing the contemporary: The Virgin in the Garden and Still Life

Alexa Alfer and Amy J. Edwards de Campos

in A.S. Byatt: Critical Storytelling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066528
eISBN:
9781781701751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066528.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the ‘greed’ for reading and the notion of co-creative reading. It studies Byatt's engagement with realism, the premises, possibilities, pitfalls and puzzlement that are ... More


Men, Desires, and Self-Control

Joseph Roisman

in The Rhetoric of Manhood: Masculinity in the Attic Orators

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241923
eISBN:
9780520931138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241923.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter revolves around a different sort of power struggle between a man and his own desires or appetites. It seems that concerns about yielding to erotic desire and other pleasures were ... More


Darker Still: Envy, Greed, and Power

Nathan H. Lents

in Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178327
eISBN:
9780231541756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178327.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Animals and humans are driven by greed as a consequence of our competitive nature. As with all drives, reproductive success is the ultimate goal of greed.


A Better Way Forward: Self-Regulating Socioeconomics

Evan Osborne

in Self-Regulation and Human Progress: How Society Gains When We Govern Less

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780804796446
eISBN:
9781503604247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796446.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

There is a long history of condemning merchants as agents of social disorder and little advocacy of free commerce as essential to ensure the proper allocation of efforts across economic activities ... More


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