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Changeless at the Heart of Change: Concepts of Time and Process

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on Native American concepts of time and process. Western culture often perceives time as a linear progression that advances from past to present to future in a straight line. In ... More


The First Last Man? Thomas Burnet and the Revolution in Time

Fiona J. Stafford

in The Last of the Race: The Growth of a Myth from Milton to Darwin

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112228
eISBN:
9780191670718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112228.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter examines Thomas Burnet's The Sacred Theory of the Earth, an influential account of the earth's history based on the text of the Bible, published in the seventeenth century. In The Sacred ... More


Time as a Metaphor of History: Early India: The Krishna Bharadwaj Memorial Lecture

Romila Thapar

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195637984
eISBN:
9780199081912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195637984.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book examines the link between time and history in the Indian context. It debunks the concept of time as cyclic in early India and subsequently the denial of history. The book indicates the ... More


Sensitivity to Time: Implications for the Representation of Time

Jonathon D. Crystal

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A central problem in the study of comparative cognition is to identify an animal's psychological representation of information in its ... More


The Argument

Romila Thapar

in Time as a Metaphor of History: Early India: The Krishna Bharadwaj Memorial Lecture

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195637984
eISBN:
9780199081912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195637984.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter assesses Western ideas about early Indian notions of time and history. At the turn of the eighteenth century, the theory emerged that the Indian sense of time was entirely cyclic, was ... More


Conclusion

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246195
eISBN:
9780520932319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246195.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the nexus of time, truth, and death as it emerges hermeneutically from the symbolic world of medieval kabbalah. It focuses on the letters alef, mem, and tau, the consonants of ... More


“None Do Slacken, None Can Die”: Die Puns and Embodied Time in Donne and Shakespeare

Jennifer Pacenza

in Shakespeare and Donne: Generic Hybrids and the Cultural Imaginary

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251254
eISBN:
9780823252848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251254.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines Shakespeare and Donne’s use of the die pun, referring both to mortal death and orgasmic death, in order to argue that the works of both authors utilize the die pun as an escape ... More


Time

J. A. Burrow

in The Ages of Man: A Study in Medieval Writing and Thought

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117551
eISBN:
9780191670985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117551.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses historians, preachers, and exegetes who employ a variety of schemes and seek to relate the ages of Man to temporal patterns observable elsewhere. These patterns can be the ... More


Introduction

Karol Berger

in Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter introduces the main themes and arguments of the book, claiming that, in the later eighteenth century, European art music began to take seriously the flow of time from past to future. ... More


Interlude: Jean-Jacques contra Augustinum: A Little Treatise on Moral-Political Theology

Karol Berger

in Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter tells the story of the transition from the premodern Christian moral-political outlook to the modern post-Christian worldview, providing a larger context for the musical developments, a ... More


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