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 Saturn

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

For the Augustans, Saturn was god of the Golden Age, and in that form he appears in certain of Lewis's early works. Soon, however, Lewis adopted the later Infortuna Major version of Saturn, treating ... More


“Popping Sorrow”: Loss and the Transformation of Servitude

Simon Gikandi

in Slavery and the Culture of Taste

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140667
eISBN:
9781400840113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140667.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that the condition of possibility of being black in the new world could not be realized until slavery, a sorrowful state of shame and negation, was transformed into a narrative of ... More


Pragmatic Religious Naturalism and the Binding of The Souls of Black Folk

Jonathon S. Kahn

in Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307894
eISBN:
9780199867516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307894.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter is devoted to showing how Du Bois's greatest text, The Souls of Black Folk, represents an exemplary text of pragmatic religious naturalism. Du Bois uses the modalities of African ... More


The Rush to Slavery

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:
10.1093/0195125541.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Discusses how the precarious joy and liberty of the Second Garden (as discussed in the previous chapter) collapsed and paved the road to the pain and slavery of the corrupt City. From the division of ... More


Divine Sorrow and the Rupture of Exile

MICHAEL FISHBANE

in Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198267331
eISBN:
9780191602078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267339.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The themes of destruction, sorrow and exile recurring throughout midrashic literature are also found in Zoharic literature. Their reuse is distinguished by the drama and crisis in the supernal realms ... More


Myths of Divinity

MICHAEL FISHBANE

in Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198267331
eISBN:
9780191602078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267339.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines ancient texts on God’s expressions of sorrow or anguish, whether in response to Israel’s suffering or as a matter of personal loss or distress. It is shown that rabbinic midrash ... More


Poverty

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Opposed to the certainty that everything may be received from God, and that, consequently, it is necessary to turn and abandon oneself to Him, is the denial of everything else, since human openness ... More


Moral Sentiments and Alternative Possibilities

Ishtiyaque Haji

in Reason’s Debt to Freedom: Normative Appraisals, Reasons, and Free Will

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199899203
eISBN:
9780199949885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899203.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is argued in this chapter that various moral sentiments, such as forgiveness, guilt, and indignation are essentially associated with objective reasons. It is also proposed that the truth of ... More


On Grief and Gratitude

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.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Is grief a “negative” emotion? Is it an emotion at all? We often tend to conflate what causes an emotion (in this case, a serious loss) with the value of the emotion itself. I argue that grief plays ... More


Werther’s Death: Goethe

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents an excerpt from Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe's novel about melancholy. Goethe was born in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1749 and died in 1832. He was one of the greatest geniuses of ... More


Conclusion: Job and the Epitaph

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter sets Job inside a short history of the epitaph. It considers the practice of redemptive reading as constantly engaged in a struggle to preserve susceptibility towards private ... More


Haunting Echoes: Tragic Soul-Life and the Souls of Our Ancestors

Terrence L. Johnson

in Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195383980
eISBN:
9780199897469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383980.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter Two defines tragic soul-life in detail and place it within a tradition within Negro spirituals that Du Bois called the sorrow songs. Tragic soul-life sheds light on the moral vision behind Du ... More


Rituals of Sorrow: Mourning-Dress and Condolence Letters

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the different rituals of sorrow practiced during the Victorian age. The focus on this chapter is on the role of the mourning dress observed in the 19th century. Mourning dress ... More


Sufferings of Youth

Schaeffer Kurtis R.

in Himalayan Hermitess: The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152999
eISBN:
9780199849932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152999.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with the ancestral background of Orgyan Chokyi's father, Drangsong Puntsok, and mother Kunga Zangmo and the anticipation of the birth of their child, hoping for a boy. But when a ... More


Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill

Jeffrey Wainwright

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067549
eISBN:
9781781703359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067549.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Geoffrey Hill has said that some great poetry ‘recognises that words fail us’. This book explores his struggle over fifty years with the recalcitrance of language. It seeks to show how all Hill's ... More


The Protection of the Self and the Role of Sophia

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines how Euripides's plays stage ideological horizons in which the self (that is, the human mind or consciousness) appears to be the autonomous source of its decisions and actions. ... More


Paul Ricœur: On Narrative Imagination

Richard Kearney

in Debates in Continental Philosophy: Conversations with Contemporary Thinkers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223176
eISBN:
9780823235155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223176.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

If sorrow is neither absent nor resolved in one's journey through personal narratives, it goes no differently in national narratives: those ... More


Ideology and Education Krishnamurti's World-View and Educational Thought

Meenakshi Thapan

in Life at School: An Ethnographic Study

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679649
eISBN:
9780199081837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679649.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

An ideology applies moral and value prescriptions to social institutions and processes, and its relationship with these is always one of interaction leading to possible change. One such social ... More


Antislavery Afterlives: Changing the Subject / Haunting the Poetess

Tricia Lootens

in The Political Poetess: Victorian Femininity, Race, and the Legacy of Separate Spheres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170312
eISBN:
9781400883721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170312.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines mid- to late-Victorian attempts at self-distancing from triumphalist (and literalist) early antislavery promises, focusing in particular on how the themes of haunting, ... More


Regarding the Passion: Aemilia Lanyer, Constance Aston Fowler, and Elizabeth Delaval

Femke Molekamp

in Women and the Bible in Early Modern England: Religious Reading and Writing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665402
eISBN:
9780191752193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665402.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter demonstrates that early modern women often read Christ's Passion with affectivity and self-scrutiny. It examines three seventeenth-century poetic meditations on the Passion by women that ... More


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