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A Double Singleness: Gender and the Writings of Charles and Mary Lamb

Jane Aaron

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128908
eISBN:
9780191671739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128908.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1796, when Mary Lamb killed her mother in a sudden attack of violent frenzy, her brother Charles pledged himself to be responsible for her care, thus sparing her from threatened incarceration in ... More


Perfect Fools: Folly for Christ's Sake in Catholic and Orthodox Spirituality

John Saward

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192132307
eISBN:
9780191670046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132307.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book tells the story of those who have taken Jesus and his apostles at their word and have received from God the rare and terrible charism of holy folly. The book encounters a wide variety of ... More


Conclusions

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In dealing with the concept of insanity in medieval Islamic society several subtopics also emerge such as, what constitutes sanity? A major objective of this study has been to place the subject in ... More


Madness in Medieval French Literature: Identities Found and Lost

Sylvia Huot

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252121
eISBN:
9780191719110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252121.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book examines the literary representation of madness in a series of medieval French texts, including both romance and hagiography. The study covers both ‘genuine’ madmen and ‘holy fools’, for ... More


Coping with the Enigma of Divinity

Tony K. Stewart

in The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The pivotal role of the Caitanya caritāmṛta as community-building tool can best be understood in the context of the different beliefs it sought to hierarchize. The earliest hagiographies presented ... More


The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Kathleen Riley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is the first to examine the reception and performance history of Euripides' Herakles from the fifth century BC to AD 2006. Its primary interest lies in changing ideas of Heraklean madness, ... More


Agonistic Misotheism III: Divine Apathy, the Holocaust, and Elie Wiesel’s Wrestling with God

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The trajectory of Elie Wiesel’s evolving religious views is the inverse of Rebecca West’s. While West started and ended her life as a misotheist, experiencing a more conventional phase of piety in ... More


Loaded Words

Marjorie Garber

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823242047
eISBN:
9780823242085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242047.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores language and argues that all words are inescapably loaded—that is, highly charged, explosive, substantial, intoxicating, fruitful, and overbrimming—and that such loading is what ... More


Introduction. Reasoning madness and redefining the hero

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction begins with an acknowledgement of the play's relative obscurity and disturbing subject matter, and then offers an explanation for its perceived ‘untouchability’. The book's two main ... More


Mental States

Ingo Gildenhard

in Creative Eloquence: The Construction of Reality in Cicero's Speeches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199291557
eISBN:
9780191594885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291557.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Cicero figures ‘mental states’, with a special emphasis on the notion of conscientia (‘conscience’), which he employs throughout his career as orator, as well as in his ... More


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