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Motherhood and the Ascent of Man

Thomas Dixon

in The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264263
eISBN:
9780191734816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264263.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter looks at three different ways that evolutionary science developed from the 1880s onwards to give rise to some quite different visions of altruism—including those which featured in two of ... More


The Poem and Its Prose

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

in The Mystic Fable, Volume Two: The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226209135
eISBN:
9780226209272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226209272.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the relationship between poetry and prose (or discursivity) in the writings of John of the Cross. Other aspects of this relationship are beauty versus history and the gift of ... More


Hallowed Be Thy Name

Steven R. Schwankert

in Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208180
eISBN:
9789888268429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208180.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Petty Officer Patrick Willis finds himself and seven of his crew trapped in the torpedo room of Royal Navy submarine HMS Poseidon. At the bottom of the sea off the Chinese coast, Willis takes daring ... More


How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

M. D Litwa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The purpose of this book is to show why and how (what later became) the four canonical gospels take on a historical cast, a history-like “feel” that remains vitally important for many Christians ... More


Poetry and the ‘Non-Darwinian Revolution’

John Holmes

in Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes the non-Darwinian and pseudo-Darwinian evolutionary poetry in the late Victorian period. It then explores the acts of bad faith led by Algernon Charles Swinburne and Mathilde ... More


Repentance in the Oeuvre of St John of the Ladder

Alexis Torrance

in Repentance in Late Antiquity: Eastern Asceticism and the Framing of the Christian Life c.400-650 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665365
eISBN:
9780191745065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665365.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

The final figure to be examined is St John of the Ladder, or John Climacus. His work, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, a spiritual classic written on the eve of the Islamic conquests, came to serve as ... More


Conclusion: John Climacus’ Achievement

Jonathan L. Zecher

in The Role of Death in the Ladder of Divine Ascent and the Greek Ascetic Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198724940
eISBN:
9780191792458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724940.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

The book concludes that John Climacus not only drew upon a variety of ideas of memory and practice of death from earlier ascetic literature, but that he drew these ideas together to make of them a ... More


Scientific Tribes and Totalizing Myths

Nasser Zakariya

in A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226476124
eISBN:
9780226500737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500737.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Contrary to extensive critique of cultural and epistemological syntheses, a number of scientists promoted what they and others pronounced a new myth, endorsing a broad universalism. The syntheses of ... More


Escape

Steven R. Schwankert

in Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208180
eISBN:
9789888268429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208180.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The men in Poseidon’s forward torpedo compartment were lucky, and not just because they were still alive. When the submarine came to rest on the Gulf of Pechihli’s muddy bottom, the watertight door ... More


Hews and Ho

Steven R. Schwankert

in Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208180
eISBN:
9789888268429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208180.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Upon reaching the surface, Poseidon’s survivors were lauded as heroes, having the courage to attempt escape and the luck to succeed. But what actually happened in the torpedo room may have been ... More


“A Damned Lie”

Steven R. Schwankert

in Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208180
eISBN:
9789888268429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208180.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

News of Poseidon’s sinking, and commensurate media coverage, was exceptionally swift and comprehensive. Most surprising is not the British public’s reaction to the event or the media’s interest in ... More


Bodhisattva of Progress

Justin R. Ritzinger

in Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190491161
eISBN:
9780190491185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491161.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter offers an analysis of Taixu’s Maitreyan theology through a close reading of his commentaries on the Three Essentials—the texts he identified as the cult’s foundation. These were the ... More


In Splendid Isolation: The Public’s Television

Marcel Chotkowski Lafollette

in Science on American Television: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226921990
eISBN:
9780226922010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922010.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the influence of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on the television broadcasting of science in the United States, highlighting the role of the BBC as a training ground ... More


Rational Disagreement

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

in Rationality and Reflection: How to Think About What to Think

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198716419
eISBN:
9780191785054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716419.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The formal structure of a theory of rationality presented in Chapter Two has implications for the topic of rational disagreement. Mollificationists argue that disagreement tends to require a change ... More


The Sweetest Voice: The Poetics of Attribution

Eva Mroczek

in The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190279837
eISBN:
9780190279851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279837.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter uses David and the Psalms to rethink the phenomenon of pseudonymous attribution. A common understanding of pseudepigraphy in antiquity is that a discomfort with anonymous texts spurred a ... More


Ascent

M. David Litwa

in How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter compares the cloud-borne ascent of Jesus in Luke with the similar ascent and deification of Romulus. Two strategies of increasing the realism of ascent stories were available to ancient ... More


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