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Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

John Marenbon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

From the turn of the fifth century to the beginning of the eighteenth, Christian writers were fascinated and troubled by the ‘Problem of Paganism’, which this book identifies and examines for the ... More


General Conclusion

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter provides some final insights into the history surrounding the Problem of Paganism. First, the chapter considers how the progress of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in ... More


Prelude: Before Augustine

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter provides a prelude into the terms of the Problem of Paganism, as it would be discussed in the West until the end of the seventeenth century. It begins by looking at the earliest ... More


John of Salisbury and the Encyclopaedic Tradition

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter details John of Salisbury's role in addressing the Problem of Paganism. For him, as for Abelard, who was briefly his teacher, the Problem of Paganism is a constant concern, which is ... More


Langland and Chaucer

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter turns to another pair struggling with the Problem of Paganism: William Langland and Geoffrey Chaucer. For Langland, the Problem is an issue addressed directly, with the focus on the ... More


Pagan Knowledge, 1400–1700

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter turns to the first of the three aspects of the Problem of Paganism — knowledge, virtue, and salvation — which is examined here for the period 1400–1700. It begins by looking at ... More


Pagan Virtue, 1400–1700

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter turns to the second aspect of the Problem of Paganism: virtue. The dominant view among scholastic theologians in the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries was that pagans could be ... More


The Salvation of Pagans, 1400–1700

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines how sixteenth- and seventeenth-century theologians faced a new theological challenge in light of new evidence that there exists millions of virtuous pagans who had had no chance ... More


Absolute Misotheism I: Paganism, Radicalism, and Algernon Swinburne’s War Against God

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Algernon Swinburne is possibly the first unapologetic misotheist who did not choose self-censorship and concealment but rather boldly announced his hatred of God. This earned him much hostility in ... More


Introduction

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter discusses the ‘Problem of Paganism’ and premise of this issue, as well as the scope and methods this volume will undertake in unraveling the subject. The Problem posited ... More


Exotic Messages, Familiar Themes: Contemporary Involvement in the American Dilemma

Robert C. Fuller

in Spiritual, but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146806
eISBN:
9780199834204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146808.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

By the middle of the twentieth century, there was already a core of beliefs and attitudes widely held among America's unchurched spiritual seekers. Although many of these seekers turned to exotic new ... More


Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

S. Zohreh Kermani

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

For most of its history, contemporary Paganism has been a religion of converts. Yet as it enters its fifth decade, it is incorporating growing numbers of second-generation Pagans for whom Paganism is ... More


The End of the Pagan City: Religion, Economy, and Urbanism in Late Antique North Africa

Anna Leone

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199570928
eISBN:
9780191752292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570928.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This book focuses primarily on the end of the pagan religious tradition and the dismantling of its material form in North Africa (modern Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) from the fourth to the sixth ... More


The Religious and Spiritual Context

George M. Young

in The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199892945
eISBN:
9780199950577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892945.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses some of the pervasive themes in the Russian religious and spiritual traditions: the idea that the Kingdom of God will come on earth; the richness of the inner life, as seen in ... More


Contemporary Shamanisms in Norway

Trude Fonneland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190678821
eISBN:
9780190699239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678821.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book examines Sámi shamanism in Norway as a uniquely distinctive local manifestation of a global new religious phenomenon. It takes the diversity and hybridity within shamanic practices ... More


Mourning Philology: Art and Religion at the Margins of the Ottoman Empire

Marc Nichanian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255245
eISBN:
9780823260928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255245.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Mourning Philology proposes a history of the 19th century national imagination as a reaction to the two main philological inventions of that century: “mythological religion” and the “native.” This ... More


Luciferian Witchcraft: At the Crossroads between Paganism and Satanism

Fredrik Gregorius

in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199779239
eISBN:
9780199979646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses Luciferian Witchcraft, which is to a great extent a spin-off from the Wicca movement, but with a satanic twist. While Wicca has created a “medium tension” towards society, by ... More


Conversion to Satanism: Constructing Diabolical Identities

James R. Lewis

in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199779239
eISBN:
9780199979646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines conversion experiences in Paganism and Satanism. The goal is to address the common misconception that people joining such movements are either passive, confused or adolescent. ... More


Intentionality and Modelled Subjectivities: Aleksei Fedorchenko’s Silent Souls (2010)

Vlad Strukov

in Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407649
eISBN:
9781474422024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407649.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I use Fedorchenko’s film, with its faked and performed claims to authenticity, as a means to explore the so-called authenticity-thesis. It contains a particular methodological claim which, according ... More


“Homer is My Example”: Yeats, Paganism, and the Emotions

Matthew Mutter

in Restless Secularism: Modernism and the Religious Inheritance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300221732
eISBN:
9780300227963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221732.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

There has been a resurgence of contemporary literary and theoretical interest in the status of emotion and affect. The example of Yeats suggests that the discourse surrounding emotion must take into ... More


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