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The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community

Graham Gould

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263456
eISBN:
9780191682551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263456.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book studies the life and thought of the Christian monks of 4th- and 5th-century lower Egypt. It works from collections of their sayings and stories which were compiled in the late 5th century ... More


 Inconclusions

Thomas R. Nevin

in Thérèse of Lisieux: God's Gentle Warrior

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307214
eISBN:
9780199785032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307216.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the things that set Thérèse apart from other Carmelites: her particular intelligence and her writing itself. Thérèse demonstrated an exception of self manifested early on; the ... More


Thinking about Thinking: What Kind of Conversation is Philosophy?

Adriaan T. Peperzak

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240173
eISBN:
9780823240210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240173.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book examines philosophy from a variety of perspectives as a practice realized by persons who communicate with one another while reflecting on the meaning of human life and thought. Without ... More


The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton

Monica Weis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130040
eISBN:
9780813135717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130040.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Nature was always vital in Thomas Merton's life, from the long hours he spent as a child watching his father paint landscapes in the fresh air, to his final years of solitude in the hermitage at Our ... More


From the Garden to the Blessed Country: The Precarious Passage

Mark S. Cladis

in Public Vision, Private Lives: Rousseau, Religion, and 21st-Century Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125542
eISBN:
9780199834082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195125541.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Charts the course of the Fall from the simple contentment, invulnerability, and innocence of the Garden to the complex gratifications, vulnerability, and corruption of the City. This is a story of ... More


Evading the City: The Private Path

Mark S. Cladis

in Public Vision, Private Lives: Rousseau, Religion, and 21st-Century Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125542
eISBN:
9780199834082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195125541.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Explores the private path to redemption, especially as found in Rousseau's Reveries of the Solitary Walker. The public path, as discussed in ch. 7, reflects the Enlightenment hope that human ... More


‘That Uncertain Heaven’: Coleridge's Poetry and Prose 1795 to 1805

Ben Brice

in Coleridge and Scepticism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199290253
eISBN:
9780191710483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290253.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter begins with a discussion of a range of Coleridge's early writings in which he explores his uncertain faith in his ability to read the handwriting of God in nature. It then turns to ... More


‘The bliss of what?’: Bishop's Crusoe

Peter Robinson

in Twentieth Century Poetry: Selves and Situations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273256
eISBN:
9780191706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273256.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter continues the argument of the previous one by applying the discoveries made to one of Bishop's most sustained poems about her art: Crusoe in England. Melanie Klein's theories of attack ... More


Secrecy, Seclusion, and Private/Selfish Interests

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines secrecy, seclusion, and private/selfish interests. The meanings and associations in Lu Xun and Xu Guangping's use of si changed over the period 1925–9, corresponding to the ... More


The Solidarity of the Craft and the Fellowship of Illusion: Lord Jim

Michiel Heyns

in Expulsion and the Nineteenth-Century Novel: The Scapegoat in English Realist Fiction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182702
eISBN:
9780191673870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182702.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

To Joseph Conrad, the great moral imperatives are those which are conceived to sustain a solidarity maintained only fitfully, or which, the nightmare runs, may be only illusory. In his own ... More


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