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Bonds of Flesh and Blood: Porphyry, Animal Sacrifice, and Empire

Philippa Townsend

in Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Philippa Townsend places the theories of sacrifice put forward by the Neo-Platonic philosopher Porphyry within a complex of ethnic tradition, sacrificial ritual and imperial rule developed during the ... More


John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Paul Rorem and John C. Lamoreaux

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

John, the sixth-century orthodox bishop of Scythopolis in Palestine, was the first of many authors to comment upon the highly influential Pseudo–Dionysian writings (such as The Mystical Theology). ... More


Planetary and Angel Magic in the Renaissance

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

in The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195320992
eISBN:
9780199852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320992.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the influence of Renaissance period planetary and angel magic on the history of Western esotericism. It evaluates the works of German magician and occultist Henry Cornelius ... More


Alchemy, Paracelsus, and German Naturphilosophie

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

in The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195320992
eISBN:
9780199852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320992.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the works of Paracelsus on alchemy and German Naturphilosophie and its relation to the history of Western esotericism. It suggests that alchemy played a large part in ... More


The Ekphrasis of the Cicerone: the 19th Century

Andrew D. Miller

in Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis: Lyrical Representations of Photographs from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381908
eISBN:
9781781382356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381908.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapter examines four 19th-century ekphrases of photographs. The poets are Pope Leo XIII, Herman Melville, Lewis Carroll and Walt Whitman. It concerns itself with the 19th-century’s notions of ... More


Mystic Paths, Inward Turns

Anthony Cordingley

in Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter expands upon the Christian themes introduced in the previous chapter. It identifies intertextual discourse with the Psalms, Early Church Fathers, Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine and certain ... More


Interview with Emmanuel Levinas

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents an interview with Emmanuel Levinas and a discussion of his philosophy. According to Levinas, it requires a certain manner of speaking, of finding in ... More


Two Hundred Years of Debate: Greek and Indian Thought

Richard Stoneman

in The Greek Experience of India: From Alexander to the Indo-Greeks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691154039
eISBN:
9780691185385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154039.003.0013
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Greeks' evident fascination with the Indian “philosophers” they encountered reflects the fact that both peoples had a strong tradition of speculative thought. Though it takes the present ... More


Fatherhood, Law, and Society

Tina Beattie

in Theology after Postmodernity: Divining the Void--A Lacanian Reading of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199566075
eISBN:
9780191747359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566075.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the ethical implications of Thomas Aquinas’s gendered theology of being, in terms of law, including natural law, the hierarchical structuring of the social order, the position ... More


Sosipatra of Pergamum: Philosopher and Oracle

Heidi Marx

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190618858
eISBN:
9780197571255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190618858.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The story of Sosipatra of Pergamum (fourth century CE) as told by her biographer, Eunapius of Sardis in his Lives of the Philosophers and Sophists, is a remarkable tale. It is the story of an elite ... More


While the Winds Breathe, Adore Echo: Henry Reynolds between Neo-Platonic and Protestant Poetics of Myth

Anna-Maria Hartmann

in English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807704
eISBN:
9780191845529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807704.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Henry Reynolds’s Mythomystes (1632) is a dynamic response to the tensions between Neo-Platonic claims for the divinity of ancient poetry and a Protestant poetics that rejected syncretism and sought ... More


Living Images of the Divine: Female Theurgists in Late Antiquity

Nicola Denzey Lewis

in Daughters of Hecate: Women and Magic in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780195342703
eISBN:
9780199387748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342703.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the biography of a fourth-century Neo-Platonic sage or Holy Woman, Sosipatra. The chapter's study reveals the careful avoidance of anything that might resemble magic in a ... More


Introduction

Heidi Marx

in Sosipatra of Pergamum: Philosopher and Oracle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190618858
eISBN:
9780197571255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190618858.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book is about Sosipatra of Pergamum, a female philosopher who lived in the fourth century CE, a time when the Roman world was undergoing remarkable political, cultural (in particular religious), ... More


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