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Philology and Freedom: Ernest Renan’s Struggle with Catholicism

Thomas Kselman

in Conscience and Conversion: Religious Liberty in Post-Revolutionary France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300226133
eISBN:
9780300235647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226133.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter draws on Ernest Renan’s memoirs and correspondence to examine his decision to abandon a promising clerical career as a young man in 1845. Renan’s religious choice involved personal ... More


The Debate

Robert D. Priest

in The Gospel According to Renan: Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728757
eISBN:
9780191795534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728757.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

Through an analysis of hundreds of pamphlets and newspaper articles from across the religious and political spectrum, this chapter outlines the landscape of opinion that greeted Vie de Jésus on its ... More


‘Between Two Worlds’: Renan, Sand, and Matthew Arnold

Gould Warwick and Reeves Marjorie

in Joachim of Fiore

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242306
eISBN:
9780191697081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242306.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

In Ernest Renan, one reaches a point where romantic faith is married to high scholarship. It would seem that the lively interest in medieval heretics as precursors of modern visionaries had itself ... More


W. B. Yeats: A Noble Antinomianism

Gould Warwick and Reeves Marjorie

in Joachim of Fiore

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242306
eISBN:
9780191697081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242306.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

Joachim of Fiore occupies a curious and unexplored place in the history of William Butler Yeats's central preoccupations and, indeed, beliefs. Yeats seems to have furthered his knowledge of Joachim ... More


The Author

Robert D. Priest

in The Gospel According to Renan: Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728757
eISBN:
9780191795534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728757.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter provides a detailed intellectual biography of Ernest Renan, from his upbringing in Restoration Brittany through to the release of Vie de Jésus in 1863. It traces his reading in German ... More


The Birth of the Radical Historical Jesus

David Burns

in The Life and Death of the Radical Historical Jesus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199929504
eISBN:
9780199315963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929504.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how the development of biblical criticism in Europe and criticisms of slavery in America contributed to the creation of the radical historical Jesus. It devotes most of its ... More


The Legacy

Robert D. Priest

in The Gospel According to Renan: Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728757
eISBN:
9780191795534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728757.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter considers the longer-term legacy of Renan’s Vie de Jésus in the Third Republic, up until the erection of a statue to the author in Tréguier in 1903 and a counter-monument in the same ... More


Moses on the Acropolis:: Sigmund Freud

in Socrates and the Jews: Hellenism and Hebraism from Moses Mendelssohn to Sigmund Freud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226472478
eISBN:
9780226472492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226472492.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Ernest Renan wrote an essay entitled “Prayer on the Acropolis,” in which he reflects on the question of recollection. For him, the practice of history was a bar to the enjoyment of personal ... More


The Question of Celticism

W.J. Mc Cormack

in Ascendancy and Tradition in Anglo-Irish Literary History from 1789 To 1939

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128069
eISBN:
9780191671630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128069.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

No account of Anglo-Irish literature can be complete without some attention to the question of its relation to Gaelic culture, the 19th-century decline of Gaelic as a vernacular and the movement to ... More


Curriculum and Culture

R. D. Anderson

in European Universities from the Enlightenment to 1914

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206606
eISBN:
9780191717307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206606.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The original Humboldtian ideal of Bildung was modified in the early 19th century by the growth of disciplinary specialization and of natural science and medicine. But the Berlin model of university ... More


The Book

Robert D. Priest

in The Gospel According to Renan: Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728757
eISBN:
9780191795534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728757.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter offers a new interpretation of the text of Vie de Jésus, situating the book in the wide range of contexts and debates that it sought to address. As well as comparing Renan’s ... More


Introduction

Robert D. Priest

in The Gospel According to Renan: Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728757
eISBN:
9780191795534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728757.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter situates the book’s findings both in the specialist literature surrounding Ernest Renan and his Vie de Jésus, and in the substantial historiography of religion in nineteenth-century ... More


The Secular Appropriation of Hasidism by an East European Jewish Intellectual: Dubnow, Renan, and the Besht

Robert M. Seltzer

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 1: Poles and Jews: Renewing the Dialogue

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113171
eISBN:
9781800340589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113171.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the role that Hasidism played in the thought of the modernized Jewish intelligentsia of Eastern Europe toward the end of the 19th century. Simon Dubnow played a pivotal role in ... More


The Gospel According to Renan: Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France

Robert D. Priest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728757
eISBN:
9780191795534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728757.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This book provides a new and holistic interpretation of one of the non-fiction sensations of the nineteenth century: Ernest Renan’s Vie de Jésus. Published in 1863, Renan’s book aroused enormous ... More


French Decadence, Arab Awakenings: Figures of Decay in the Nahda

David Fieni

in Decadent Orientalisms: The Decay of Colonial Modernity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286409
eISBN:
9780823288748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286409.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 1 does a comparative reading of French theories of philological decadence and Arabic and Islamic accounts of reformism and modernization in the second half of the nineteenth century. It ... More


The Party of Movement: Flaubert's Bouvard et Pécuchet

Peter Starr

in Commemorating Trauma: The Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226030
eISBN:
9780823240920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226030.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that Flaubert effectively implies and subverts a series of traditional liberal values—those of freedom, culture, judgment, and individual distinction—while nonetheless taking his ... More


The Rise of Celtology

Sinéad Garrigan Mattar

in Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268955
eISBN:
9780191710148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268955.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In his famous 1860 lectures ‘On the Study of Celtic Literature’, Matthew Arnold argued that the time was ripe for a reassessment of what was meant by the term ‘Celticism’. In the latter half of the ... More


The Audience

Robert D. Priest

in The Gospel According to Renan: Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728757
eISBN:
9780191795534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728757.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the popular reception of Vie de Jésus. After an analysis of the differences between the two editions of the book (scholarly and popular), the bulk of the chapter uses new ... More


Matthew Arnold in Zion:: Hebrews, Hellenes, Aryans, and Semites

in Socrates and the Jews: Hellenism and Hebraism from Moses Mendelssohn to Sigmund Freud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226472478
eISBN:
9780226472492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226472492.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In 1869, Matthew Arnold published the essay Culture and Anarchy, in which he appealed to the intellectual and moral reform of England. The following year, the French intellectual Ernest Renan wrote a ... More


Orientalist Decadence

David Fieni

in Decadent Orientalisms: The Decay of Colonial Modernity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286409
eISBN:
9780823288748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286409.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The introduction presents an overview of the ways that theories and representations of decadence and decay have functioned in the relationship between France and the Arab world since the nineteenth ... More


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