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Dante’s Epistle to Cangrande and its Two Authors: Italian Lecture

CARLO GINZBURG

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 139, 2005 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263945
eISBN:
9780191734038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263945.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses a new interpretation of an epistle to Cangrande della Scala, a lord of Verona. For over a century, the question of whether Dante wrote the epistle or not has been the object of ... More


Taste against Taste in Pope’s Epistle to Burlington

James Noggle

in The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642434
eISBN:
9780191738579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642434.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

How could the Epistle to Burlington by Alexander Pope, a traditionalist appalled by modern corruption, have recourse to the concept of taste, the most commercially tainted, modish concept of his day? ... More


Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Moshe Rosman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764449
eISBN:
9781800340800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764449.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Ba’al Shem Tov is an elusive subject for historians because documentary evidence about his life is scanty and equivocal. Until now, much of what was known about him was based on stories compiled ... More


The “Patience” Problem

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The book of Job predominantly presents a “patient Job” or “ten hupomonen lob” posing an attitude of unquestioning, unresisting fortitude and endurance in the face of suffering. This chapter notes ... More


Some Comments on Professor J. D. G. Dunn’s Christology in the Making  1 with Special Reference to the Evidence of the Epistle to the Romans

C. E. B. Cranfield

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament: Studies in Christology in Memory of George Bradford Caird

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263265
eISBN:
9780191682452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents a commentary on Professor J.D.G. Dunn's book Christology in the Making. This book focuses on the subject of New Testament Christology. Based on the analyses of the book with ... More


Thomas Aquinas on The Natural Law Written on Our Hearts

Eileen C. Sweeney

in Reason, Religion, and Natural Law: From Plato to Spinoza

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199767175
eISBN:
9780199979592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767175.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter shows the origins of diverse views of natural law in Aquinas as modern or anti-modern, secular or Christian in tensions present within Aquinas. Four areas of tension are traced: nature ... More


Precursors and Emergence

Sergey A. Ivanov and Simon Franklin

in Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272518
eISBN:
9780191709746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272518.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The holy fool has his distant roots both in the Old Testament prophet and in the Cynic philosopher, yet, he fundamentally differs from both. Orthodox students of holy foolery always cite the famous ... More


Achilles or Agamemnon? Horace, Epistle 1.2.13: [From Classical Philology 75 (1980) 68–9]

Niall Rudd

in The Common Spring: Essays on Latin and English Poetry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675488
eISBN:
9781781385043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Previously published in Classical Philology 75 (1980) 68-69, this is a note on ‘hunc’ in Epistles 1.2 line 13 arguing that the man of passion must be Achilles, not Agamemnon.


The Johannine Renaissance in Early Modern English Literature and Theology

Paul Cefalu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198808718
eISBN:
9780191848063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808718.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Johannine Renaissance in Early Modern English Literature and Theology argues that the Fourth Gospel and First Epistle of Saint John the Evangelist were so influential during the early modern ... More


The Geonic Period and the Background of Sa’adyah Gaon’s Activities

Robert Brody

in Sa’adyah Gaon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113881
eISBN:
9781800340046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113881.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the character and achievement of Rabbi Sa'adyah ben Joseph or Sa'adyah Gaon. It looks at Sa'adyah's day, in which the vast majority of Jews viewed themselves as subject to the ... More


Truth and Metaphor

Charles P. Bigger

in Between Chora and the Good: Metaphor's Metaphysical Neighborhood

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223503
eISBN:
9780823235117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223503.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the concept of truth and metaphor in relation to the philosophy of Plato. It explains that the metaphor's phenomenological task and movement from ... More


Christ’s Creed

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/9780199668977.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines four works in which Gregory defends himself against charges of heterodoxy in his Trinitarian teaching: the confessions of faith known as Epistles 5 and 24, as well as the ... More


. Thessalonians, Galatians, Romans

George A. Kennedy

in New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807841204
eISBN:
9781469616261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807841204.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter starts by looking at 1 Thessalonians from the New Testament of the Bible. Historians believe that Paul the Apostle wrote this letter from Corinth. The book consists of two main parts, ... More


‘Baghdad is to Cities What the Master is to Mankind’: The Rise of Vizier Culture

Samuel England

in Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition: Literary Duels at Islamic and Christian Courts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425223
eISBN:
9781474438544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425223.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Examines the phenomenon of vizier-poets in medieval Baghdad and the ‘Abbasid provinces. Argues that Persian viziers used literary, administrative skill to overshadow royals and the caliph. These ... More


Grammars and Narratives of Participation in the Rest of the New Testament

Grant Macaskill

in Union with Christ in the New Testament

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684298
eISBN:
9780191764943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684298.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter examines further cumulative evidence for a theology of union with Christ in the New Testament. First the participatory representation of Jesus’s death using covenant and flood imagery in ... More


The Way of Darkness and the Way of Light: The Cross as Boundary Marker in Early Christianity

Travis E. Ables

in The Body of the Cross: Holy Victims and the Invention of the Atonement

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780823297993
eISBN:
9781531500580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823297993.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the symbol of the cross in second- and third-century texts, engaging heresiological literature to argue that the cross was a polemical symbol with little reference to atonement ... More


The Gospel According to the Foreskin

A. W. Strouse

in Form and Foreskin: Medieval Narratives of Circumcision

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780823294749
eISBN:
9780823297245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294749.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explicates Paul’s theory of circumcision as epitomized in his formulation in Romans 2 of “circumcision of the heart.” In the wake of early Christianity’s circumcision controversy, Paul ... More


The Muqarnas Dome: Its Origin and Meaning

Yasser Tabbaa

in The Production of Meaning in Islamic Architecture and Ornament

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474482189
eISBN:
9781399509398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482189.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

One of the earliest historical studies of muqarnas vaulting, this article locates the development of the muqarnas dome in Baghdad and its spread in the 12th century to Syria and North Africa. It ... More


Literary Interludes

Hamid Dabashi

in The Last Muslim Intellectual: The Life and Legacy of Jalal Al-e Ahmad

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474479288
eISBN:
9781474495509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474479288.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

I concluded the last chapter by suggesting that Al-e Ahmad’s turn to a renewed reading of Islam in Gharbzadegi and On the Services and Treasons of Intellectuals might be interpreted as his ... More


Text and Audience: Activating and Obstructing Expectations

L. Stephanie Cobb

in Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293359
eISBN:
9780520966642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293359.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter Two explores the ways martyr texts carefully describe the physical assaults on the martyrs’ bodies—thereby activating the audience’s expectations for pain—but then immediately thwart that ... More


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