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The Subject of Love: Hélène Cixous and the Feminine Divine

Sal Renshaw

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069604
eISBN:
9781781702956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069604.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is about abundant, generous, other-regarding love. In the history of Western ideas of love, such a configuration has been inseparable from our ideas about divinity and the sacred, often ... More


Aspects of knowledge: Preserving and reinventing traditions of learning in the Middle Ages

Marilina Cesario and Hugh Magennis (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719097843
eISBN:
9781526135896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This edited collection explores how knowledge was preserved and reinvented in the Middle Ages. Unlike previous publications, which are predominantly focused either on a specific historical period or ... More


Renaissance Psychologies: Spenser and Shakespeare

Robert Lanier Reid

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526109170
eISBN:
9781526121134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109170.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Thirteen writershave comprehensively explained theRenaissance scheme of physiology-psychology used for nosce teipsum, to ‘know oneself’, and other scholars have analysed key features likehumours, ... More


The theoretical absurd: an introduction

Neil Cornwell

in The Absurd in Literature

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074097
eISBN:
9781781700969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter introduces the concept of the absurd, which is frequently used in literature and is defined as something applied to the modern sense of human purposelessness in a universe with no ... More


Introduction: the importance of deist theology

Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

in Deism in Enlightenment England: Theology, Politics, and Newtonian Public Science

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078729
eISBN:
9781781703304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078729.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The two episodes of the Tinkler Ducket trial illustrate the contemporary and frequent modern perception of deism and deists in England. The deists seemed to be godless, enemies of Newtonian ... More


The meaning of 1689: politics and theology, 1694–1700

Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

in Deism in Enlightenment England: Theology, Politics, and Newtonian Public Science

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078729
eISBN:
9781781703304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078729.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The arrival and coronation of William III were a cause for great optimism and trepidation in the realms of English religion and politics. John Toland believed that the Revolutionary Settlement of ... More


Speaking of love: philosophy, theology, and French feminism

Sal Renshaw

in The Subject of Love: Hélène Cixous and the Feminine Divine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069604
eISBN:
9781781702956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069604.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter revolves round the concept of love. It reflects on the tension between Plato's eros, both vulgar and divine, and Christianity's divine love, and inquires into who might be the subjects ... More


Feminist theology: for the love of God

Sal Renshaw

in The Subject of Love: Hélène Cixous and the Feminine Divine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069604
eISBN:
9781781702956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069604.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the field of feminist theology, which is as diverse and plural as Feminism in general. There is a general recognition that the institutionalisation of Western religions has ... More


Divine Promethean love

Sal Renshaw

in The Subject of Love: Hélène Cixous and the Feminine Divine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069604
eISBN:
9781781702956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069604.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

Throughout ‘Grace and Innocence’, Cixous explores the relationship between effort and grace, and alerts her principal speculation that, what matters is not knowledge as such, but our way of living ... More


‘Conspicuous’ philanthropists:1 nonconformist religion in nineteenth-century pacifism

Heloise Brown

in ‘The Truest Form of Patriotism’: Pacifist Feminism in Britain, 1870–1902

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065309
eISBN:
9781781700457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065309.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

The role of nonconformist religion in the early feminist movement is widely acknowledged. From the Unitarian Caroline Ashurst Biggs, to the Quaker Priestman and Bright family networks, feminist ... More


The charismatic queen and the centrality of self-love

Robert Lanier Reid

in Renaissance Psychologies: Spenser and Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526109170
eISBN:
9781526121134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109170.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Two distinct portraits of a ‘fairy queen’imply contrary views of human natureand contrary aesthetics.In Spenser’s epic a mystic Glorianadrawsnoble heroes to realise the twelve virtues, perfecting the ... More


Hierarchic architecture in The Faerie Queene

Robert Lanier Reid

in Renaissance Psychologies: Spenser and Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526109170
eISBN:
9781526121134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109170.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Christian Platonic hierarchy shapes Spenser’s epic: a hierarchic family triad, three stages of fall and of recovery. Spenser radically revises this allegory, blamingman, whomwoman lovingly seeks to ... More


‘Something sensible to grasp at’: Byron and Italian Catholicism

Bernard Beatty

in Byron and Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100559
eISBN:
9781526132222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100559.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter documents the evolution of Byron’s personal and poetic relationship with Catholicism from what was presumably his first real encounter with it at Newstead Abbey in 1798 through to the ... More


The passions of Thomas Wright: Renaissance emotion across body and soul

Erin Sullivan

in The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090783
eISBN:
9781781708866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the central role Thomas Wright’s The Passions of the Minde in Generall (1601) has played in the historiography of early modern emotion, particularly in relation to humoral ... More


Introduction

Marilina Cesario and Hugh Magennis

in Aspects of knowledge: Preserving and reinventing traditions of learning in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719097843
eISBN:
9781526135896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Introduction begins by placing the present volume in the context of previous and current work on the subject of medieval knowledge. It goes on to give an outline of medieval perspectives on the ... More


Seeing Jerusalem: schematic views of the Holy City, 1100–1300

Suzanne Conklin Akbari and Asa Simon Mittman

in Aspects of knowledge: Preserving and reinventing traditions of learning in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719097843
eISBN:
9781526135896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter, by Suzanne Conklin Akbari and Asa Simon Mittman, addresses the subject of cartography and medieval perceptions of geographical space, specifically in relation to Jerusalem. The chapter ... More


‘Ther are bokes ynowe’: texts and the ambiguities of knowledge in Piers Plowman1

Kath Stevenson

in Aspects of knowledge: Preserving and reinventing traditions of learning in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719097843
eISBN:
9781526135896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter, by Kath Stevenson, explains that traditions of Christian knowledge are an abiding preoccupation for William Langland in Piers Plowman, with Langland exploring fundamental questions ... More


Filmer in the 1640s and 1650s: political troubles and intellectual activism

Cesare Cuttica

in Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653) and the Patriotic Monarch: Patriarchalism in seventeenth-century political thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719083747
eISBN:
9781781704745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083747.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Resuming the account of Sir Robert's life and his public engagements detailed in chapter 1, chapter 6 – which ends Part I – concentrates on the period of the Civil War and the troubles he experienced ... More


Religion, politics, and conscience

Rachel Foxley

in The Levellers: Radical political thought in the English Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719089367
eISBN:
9781781705810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089367.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores the connections between the Levellers’ religious and political thought, suggesting that there are strong resonances and parallels between the two, particularly as the Levellers ... More


‘The scattered remnants of a diminished world’:1 William Richardson and geology

Allan Blackstock

in Science, politics and society in early nineteenth-century Ireland: The Reverend William Richardson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085185
eISBN:
9781781705001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085185.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter investigates Richardson's geological activities concerning basalt the Giant's Causeway. He had extensive knowledge and was visited by participants in the great debate about basalt's ... More


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