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Theory and Theology in George Herbert’s Poetry: `Divinitie, and Poesie, Met'

Elizabeth Clarke

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263982
eISBN:
9780191682698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263982.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

In 17th-century England the poet George Herbert became known as ‘Divine Herbert’, his poetry a model for those aspiring to the status of inspired Christian poet. This book explores the relationship ... More


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

Charles M. Stang

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640423
eISBN:
9780191738234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640423.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

This book argues that the pseudonym, Dionysius the Areopagite, and the influence of Paul together constitute the best interpretive lens for understanding the Corpus Dionysiacum [CD]. This book ... More


Pleasure

Wesley A. Kort

in C.S. Lewis Then and Now

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143423
eISBN:
9780199834389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143426.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Moderns assume that good is repetitious and evil is innovative, but for Lewis, the opposite is true. His theory of pleasure forms the basis of his relational view of life and for several other ... More


“Rare and Delectable Places”: Thoreau's Imagination of Sacred Space at Walden

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Walden Pond, the obvious focal point of Thoreau’s worship and spiritual discovery, qualifies thereby as a sacred place in the author’s celebrated account of “where he lived.” Thoreau’s ... More


Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation

Constance M. Furey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226434155
eISBN:
9780226434292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434292.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

What is the relationship between our isolated and our social selves, between aloneness and interconnection? Poetic Relations probes this question through a suggestive literary tradition: early ... More


Music, Modernity, and God: Essays in Listening

Jeremy Begbie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199292448
eISBN:
9780191747007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292448.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

Current theological narrations of the story of modernity typically ignore music, despite its ubiquitous role in modern culture and the ways in which music has been intertwined with modernity’s ... More


Introduction: Poetry and Divine Motion

Elizabeth Clarke

in Theory and Theology in George Herbert’s Poetry: `Divinitie, and Poesie, Met'

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263982
eISBN:
9780191682698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263982.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

This introductory chapter begins by setting out the purpose of the book, which is to explore George Herbert’s success in creating the role for himself of the Reformation poet in unpromising ... More


Imago Dei

Janet Martin Soskice

in The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269502
eISBN:
9780191683657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269502.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the nature of Christian anthropology and it relations to other branches of holy teaching. One branch considered is ‘theology’, a term used generally to cover all manner of ... More


The Spirit of Religion: Soul-Beauty and Human Strivings

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/9780195383980.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter Five examines the religious strivings of tragic soul-life. The chapter attempts to make the case for the concept of soul-beauty as a resource for expanding the goals of liberation thought in ... More


The German Roots of Nineteenth-Century American Theology

Annette G. Aubert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199915323
eISBN:
9780199345540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915323.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book explores the influences of German theology—especially mediating theology, or Vermittlungstheologie—Friedrich Schleiermacher, and Ernst Hengstenberg on nineteenth-century Reformed theology ... More


Antoine de Chandieu: The Silver Horn of Geneva's Reformed Triumvirate

Theodore Van Raalte

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190882181
eISBN:
9780190882211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882181.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

The first study in any language dedicated to the influential theological publications of Antoine de Chandieu begins by introducing us to the memory of Chandieu as it was at Theodore Beza’s death. ... More


Spirits of Place in American Literary Culture

John Gatta

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190646547
eISBN:
9780190646578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646547.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

What might it mean, existentially and spiritually, for humans to form an intimate relation with discrete sites or dwelling places on earth? In ancient Rome, the notion of a locale’s genius loci ... More


The Book of Mormon and the Reshaping of Covenant

Terryl Givens

in Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221928
eISBN:
9780190221959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221928.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Church History

The Book of Mormon can be situated within the context of a tradition of covenantal rhetoric. The book is introduced by its editor as assurance to an American remnant of Israel of “the covenants of ... More


Emanuel Vogel Gerhart (1817–1904): Innovative Theological Method and Mediating Theology

Annette G. Aubert

in The German Roots of Nineteenth-Century American Theology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199915323
eISBN:
9780199345540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915323.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores the importance of Emanuel Gerhart’s innovative dogmatic work (which stood apart from the works of nineteenth-century American theologians) and examines his Prolegomena to ... More


Love

Constance M. Furey

in Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226434155
eISBN:
9780226434292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434292.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The eroticism of poetic interiority is the subject of this chapter, which turns to John Donne and Aemilia Lanyer to demonstrate how traditional theology might expand notions of eroticism that remain ... More


Marriage

Constance M. Furey

in Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226434155
eISBN:
9780226434292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434292.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The fourth chapter, “Marriage,” follows poets to the Americas, where covenantal theology triangulated love between humans and God in devotional poems about marriage. For Puritans, love avowed between ... More


Introduction: Listening to Music

Jeremy Begbie

in Music, Modernity, and God: Essays in Listening

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199292448
eISBN:
9780191747007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292448.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

This chapter outlines the purpose and scope of the book. Despite the relative neglect of music by contemporary theologians, it is urged that it can bear its own kind of witness to some of the pivotal ... More


The Nature of Music: Rameau, Rousseau, and ‘Natural Theology’ 1

Jeremy Begbie

in Music, Modernity, and God: Essays in Listening

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199292448
eISBN:
9780191747007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292448.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

The enterprise known as ‘natural theology’ has been at various times a conspicuous feature of the intellectual landscape of modernity. Recent years have witnessed a flurry of writing on the topic, ... More


Musical Apotheosis: Early German Romanticism

Jeremy Begbie

in Music, Modernity, and God: Essays in Listening

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199292448
eISBN:
9780191747007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292448.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

With the early German Romantics, music attains an elevated status unprecedented in modern Europe: it is robed in the metaphysics of the infinite. This chapter examines this phenomenon in conversation ... More


Music and God-Talk (2): Interaction in Action

Jeremy Begbie

in Music, Modernity, and God: Essays in Listening

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199292448
eISBN:
9780191747007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292448.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

This chapter develops the preceding discussion of Cook in a theological context. How might an engagement with music, and discourse about music, contribute to the formation of theological language, ... More


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