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Mr Gerald Finzi: A Many-Sided Man

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0075
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gerald Finzi's last new work was the cantata In Terra Pax. This work is significant not only for its intrinsic beauty, but because it seemed to gives hope of even better things to come. These hopes ... More


Intuitive Knowledge

William A. Richards and G. William Barnard

in Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174060
eISBN:
9780231540919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174060.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Insights into God, Immortality, Interrelationships, Love, Beauty and Emerging Wisdom.


A Subject Not Merely Academic

Dayton Haskin

in John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212422
eISBN:
9780191707216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212422.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the decade before T. S. Eliot matriculated at Harvard University, several graduates who had studied with Dean Briggs brought John Donne into the curriculum of other US colleges. By the time that ... More


‘The Words He Uttered…’: Wordsworth

Michael O'Neill

in Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122852
eISBN:
9780191671579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122852.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter begins with a discussion of The Excursion, a poem whose fear of the autonomous imagination results in writing that is fascinatingly, at times tragically, both repressed and expressive. ... More


Herakles Between Gods and Heroes

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter offers an overview of the criteria by which Herakles has been categorised, both in antiquity and in modern scholarship, on the hero-to-god scale. Most recently the debate has focused ... More


What is A Greek God?

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The Greeks were polytheists who believed in a multitude of gods. In the modern discussion of Greek religion the gods take second place to ritual, and the study of individual gods is privileged over ... More


Pain and Impending Death: First published in Textbook of Pain (1984), eds. P. Wall and R. Melzack, pp. 472–8. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0027
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter by Cicely Saunders appeared in the first edition of the influential Textbook of Pain, edited by Patrick Wall and Ronald Melzack. Here, she begins by going back to the first clinical ... More


William Wordsworth: Poetry and Repose

Peter Mcdonald

in Sound Intentions: The Workings of Rhyme in Nineteenth-Century Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661190
eISBN:
9780191749049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661190.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter looks at Wordsworth's repetitions. It considers ‘The Thorn’ and examines Wordsworth on metre, and the metrical patterns in ‘Ode to Duty’. Next the chapter looks at Coleridge on the ... More


Afterlives and Noble Deaths

Jonathan Klawans

in Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199928613
eISBN:
9780199980567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928613.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Josephus’s descriptions of ancient Jewish debates regarding the afterlife. Again, Josephus’s testimony is found to be generally verifiable in light of external comparisons. This ... More


Conduct and Doctrine

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses Presbyterianism during the period from about 1720 to 1740, when a loosely defined group of heterodox clergymen emerged within the established Kirk. This group argued that ... More


Moderatism

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the so-called “Moderates,” who are considered the classic representatives of the “religious Enlightenment” in Scotland and who first emerged as a distinct party within the ... More


Orthodoxy

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The fourth chapter shows that so-called orthodox critics of the Moderates had a more positive and comprehensive view of natural religion than the Moderates. The differences between them, including ... More


Conclusion: pathologising security through Lacanian desire

Charlotte Heath-Kelly

in Death and Security: Memory and Mortality at the Bombsite

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784993139
eISBN:
9781526120991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993139.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This concluding chapter offers a theoretical reading of the drive to secure within the terms of Lacanian desire. It asks whether there is something thrilling and yet masochistic about the Sisyphean ... More


Imagining Beauty and Remembering Ourselves

Candida R. Moss

in Divine Bodies: Resurrecting Perfection in the New Testament and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300179767
eISBN:
9780300187632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179767.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The conclusion illustrates how societal valuations of different kinds of bodies continue to shape our conception of the afterlife not only in theological speculation, but also in the scientific ... More


The Unseen World

Krister Dylan Knapp

in William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631240
eISBN:
9781469631264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631240.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter seven concentrates on James's theory of immortality, focusing on his explanation of the supposed communications from the dead. It establishes that his study of trance states in Spiritualist ... More


Technologies of self-immortalisation in ancient Greece and early India

Paolo Visigalli

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter adapts Foucault's concept of technologies of the self to the production, by means of certain composite psychophysical practices, of a post-mortem immortal self. Such technologies of ... More


Non-purposive Supernaturalism

Thaddeus Metz

in Meaning in Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599318
eISBN:
9780191747632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599318.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter articulates non-purposive conceptions of meaning that a God-centred theorist should find attractive, granting Chapter 6’s objection to purpose theory. It also specifies the strongest ... More


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