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The Political Function of Religion

Dominic J. O’Meara

in Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285532
eISBN:
9780191717819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter concerns the political importance of religion. Plato’s views on this theme are briefly sketched, as is the Neoplatonic interpretation of these views, with particular reference to Julian ... More


Conclusion

in As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book has explored Isaac ben Samuel of Akko's intellectual persona, as well as the content and style of his literary creativity and the role of transmission and creative process in the ... More


Ancient Hellenistic Sources of Western Esotericism

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

in The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195320992
eISBN:
9780199852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320992.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the ancient Hellenistic origins of Western esotericism. It explains that Western esoteric traditions have their basis in certain distinct patterns of thinking about the divine, ... More


Musical Metaphysics in Late Imperial Russia

Rebecca Mitchell

in Nietzsche's Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300208894
eISBN:
9780300216493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208894.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the philosophical sources and evolution of musical metaphysics in late imperial Russia. Derived from a combination of the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer ... More


Introduction: In Search of Unity

Rebecca Mitchell

in Nietzsche's Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300208894
eISBN:
9780300216493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208894.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter emphasizes the central place music held in late imperial Russian cultural discourse, where it served both as a symbol of, and possible means for, forging a unified Russian identity. It ... More


“I rejoice to see your order”: Paul and the Dionysian Hierarchies

Charles M. Stang

in Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite: "No Longer I"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640423
eISBN:
9780191738234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640423.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines how Paul animates the Dionysian hierarchies. It addresses several of the stalled questions in the scholarship on the CD, questions to which the influence of Paul offers a fresh ... More


The Notebooks of Alexander Skryabin

Simon Nicholls

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190863661
eISBN:
9780190863692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863661.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Skryabin’s life spanned the tumultuous political events and artistic developments of the end of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth but was cut short before the end of the ... More


Promethean Theurgy

George M. Young

in The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199892945
eISBN:
9780199950577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892945.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses Promethean tendencies of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century similar to, but not identical with, Cosmism. Topics include life creation, god building, cultural ... More


Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement

Simon Morrison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229433
eISBN:
9780520927261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229433.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

An aesthetic, historical, and theoretical study of four scores, this text is a treatment of the topic of Russian opera in the Silver Age. Spanning the gap between the supernatural Russian music of ... More


Contemplation, Theurgical Action, and the Presence of God

in As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Central to Isaac ben Samuel of Akko's writings, and one of the main defining components of medieval Kabbalah, is theurgy—the power of human action and intention to affect the divine realm. Isaac's ... More


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