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Milton and the Manuscript of De Doctrina Christiana

Gordon Campbell, Thomas N. Corns, John K. Hale, and Fiona J. Tweedie

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199296491
eISBN:
9780191711923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296491.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This book presents an account of the provenance of De Doctrina Christiana, with a history of the manuscript, a reconstruction of the way it was assembled and revised, and an assessment of its place ... More


On Sympathy

Sophie Ratcliffe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239870
eISBN:
9780191716799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239870.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

What happens when we engage with fictional characters? What sort of cognitive activity and affective response does reading about imaginary figures involve? How do our imaginative engagements bear on ... More


Conclusions

Gordon Campbell, Thomas N. Corns, John K. Hale, and Fiona J. Tweedie

in Milton and the Manuscript of De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199296491
eISBN:
9780191711923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296491.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

The history of the manuscript firmly ties it to a Miltonic provenance. Its physical condition shows clear evidence of how the blind Milton worked on so challenging a project. The manuscript is that ... More


Browning's Strangeness

Sophie Ratcliffe

in On Sympathy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239870
eISBN:
9780191716799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239870.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Browning's dramatic monologues in the light of his ideas about sympathy and theology, and his debt to Schleirmacher. Browning's poetry has been conventionally read as ... More


Introduction

Noam Reisner

in Milton and the Ineffable

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199572625
eISBN:
9780191721892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572625.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This introductory chapter sets up the ensuing discussion of Milton's poetics of ineffability by defining the precise use in this study of such terms as ‘ineffable’, ‘numinous’, and ‘apophatic ... More


Calvinist and Anti-Calvinist

Brian Cummings

in The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187356
eISBN:
9780191674709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187356.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter concentrates on how writers responded to the demands of Calvinist theology. It also provides no new revision of the history of Calvinist doctrine, and is concerned more with the question ... More


Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II

Michael Moriarty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291038
eISBN:
9780191710599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book investigates psychological and ethical thought in 17th-century France, emphasizing both continuities and discontinuities with ancient and medieval thought. The ancient ethical vision that ... More


Milton and the Ineffable

Noam Reisner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199572625
eISBN:
9780191721892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572625.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book offers a comprehensive reassessment of Milton's poetic oeuvre in light of the literary and conceptual problem posed by Milton's sustained attempt to put into words that which is unsayable ... More


Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness

Sarah Beckwith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449789
eISBN:
9780801460623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449789.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

William Shakespeare lived at a time when England was undergoing the revolution in ritual theory and practice we know as the English Reformation. With it came an unprecedented transformation in the ... More


Prologue

Brian Cummings

in The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187356
eISBN:
9780191674709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187356.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

It is stated that the Reformation promised literal truth. In this, it has been judged either a providential success or a historic failure. The historical events now known as the Reformation are bound ... More


‘A Taken Scandal not a Given’: Milton's Equitable Grounds of Toleration

Victoria Silver

in Milton and Toleration

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199295937
eISBN:
9780191712210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295937.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter looks at the conceptual bases of Milton's tolerationist views, drawing on his theology as well as early modern English law, especially the equity jurisprudence of Chancery. It explores ... More


A Believing Attitude

Andrea Knutson

in American Spaces of Conversion: The Conductive Imaginaries of Edwards, Emerson, and James

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195370928
eISBN:
9780199870769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370928.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 1 foregrounds the following chapters by offering a comprehensive examination of the Puritan Reformed concept and morphology of conversion and its expression within Puritanism’s preparatory ... More


Moby-Dick and the Opposite of Providence

Maurice S. Lee

in Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797578
eISBN:
9780199932412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797578.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter two shows how chance destabilizes conventional discussions of fate and free will. Beginning with a deeply historicized account of theological and philosophical denials of chance, the chapter ... More


Milton's Angels: The Early-Modern Imagination

Joad Raymond

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199560509
eISBN:
9780191701801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560509.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Milton's Paradise Lost is a poem about angels. It is told by and of angels; it relies upon their conflicts, communications, and miscommunications. They are the creatures of Milton's narrative, ... More


Samuel Johnson and Eighteenth-Century Thought

Nicholas Hudson

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112143
eISBN:
9780191670671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112143.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Although there are many books on Samuel Johnson's moral and religious thought, none has provided a detailed analysis of his relationship with the ethics and theology of the eighteenth century. This ... More


Shakespeare as a Way of Life

James Kuzner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book shows how reading Shakespeare helps us to live with epistemological weakness and even to practice this weakness, to make it a way of life. In readings of Hamlet, Lucrece, Othello, The ... More


Philology of the Flesh

John T. Hamilton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572826
eISBN:
9780226572963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572963.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The philology of the flesh refers to writing and reading practices that engage, explicitly or implicitly, in the metaphor of verbal incarnation, as formulated in the Christian doctrine that “the Word ... More


The Tears of Sovereignty: Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama

Philip Lorenz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251308
eISBN:
9780823252633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251308.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Tears of Sovereignty – Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama examines the representation of sovereignty in canonical works of the Renaissance: Shakespeare's Richard II, Measure for Measure ... 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


Imagined Sovereignties: Toward a New Political Romanticism

Kir Kuiken

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257676
eISBN:
9780823261758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257676.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book argues for a new understanding of the relationship between Romantic conceptions of the imagination and the emergence of modern forms of political sovereignty. Its main thesis is that the ... More


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