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Myth: A Biography of Belief

David Leeming

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142884
eISBN:
9780199834402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142888.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Myths are living entities that continue to energize thought and action in the modern world. If ancient mythmakers conceived of the evident reality of creation in terms of character and events we ... More


Petrarch Reading Dante: The Ascent of Mont Ventoux (Familiares 4. 1)

Enrico Santangelo

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the influence of Dante in Petrarch's Epistolae Familiares. It highlights a series of textual echoes particularly of specific cantos of the Purgatorio in this highly allusive and ... More


Deity: Myth and Gender

David Leeming

in Myth: A Biography of Belief

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142884
eISBN:
9780199834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142888.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The concept of Deity is central to the way humans see themselves and their societies; a strong father god reflects one kind of culture while a nurturing mother goddess reflects another. The way we ... More


Islam, Christianity and the Mystic Journey: A Comparative Exploration

Ian Richard Netton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640829
eISBN:
9780748653263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640829.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This comparison of Islamic and Christian mysticism focuses on the mystic journey in the two faith traditions — the journey that every believer must make and which leads to the Divine. The author ... More


Aigo-no-waka

R. Keller Kimbrough

in Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146586
eISBN:
9780231518338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146586.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Aigo-no-waka is a six-act Buddhist tale representing the genre of sekkyō-jōruri (sekkyō under the heavier influence of ko-jōruri). In performing the narrative, the chanter has apparently ... More


383 and After

Andrew Radde-Gallwitz

in Gregory of Nyssa's Doctrinal Works: A Literary Study

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780199668977
eISBN:
9780191846236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199668977.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter shows how developments outlined in previous chapters informed Gregory’s later works, focusing especially on On the Deity of the Son and the Holy Spirit and the Catechetical Oration. In ... More


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