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Rome's Happiest Inspiration?

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Roman Catholic doctrine of Purgatory has possibly attracted more opprobrium from Protestants than any other teaching of the Church. It went with the granting of indulgences—one of the ... More


From Penitence to Evidence: Drama and the Legal Reformation

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines representations of evidence gathering in 15th-century homiletic and dramatic texts, and finds that within the penitential theology of the period, these are ways of figuring the ... More


Forensic Rhetoric in Early Revenge Tragedy and Early Romantic Comedy: Kyd, Lyly, and Shakespeare

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the place of forensic rhetoric and of evidential uncertainty in two other innovative genres of the 1580s and 1590s: revenge tragedy and romantic comedy. In pre-Reformation ... More


Two Fruitful Sermons

Cecilia A. Hatt (ed.)

in English Works of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester: Sermons and Other Writings 1520 to 1535

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270119
eISBN:
9780191600609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270119.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

These two pastoral sermons were delivered shortly after the meeting at the Field of Cloth of Gold, at which Fisher was an observer. They deal with the three aspects of the Church: militant, ... More


The fourth dialogue of Pope Gregory the Great: The early Byzantine context of a Latin disquisition on the soul

Matthew Dal Santo

in Debating the Saints’ Cult in the Age of Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646791
eISBN:
9780199949939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646791.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter continues the comparison between Gregory and Eustratius’s texts, with a focus on Gregory’s defence of the ongoing activity of the souls of the saints post mortem. This theme stood at the ... More


Shakespeare's Medieval Craft: Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage

Kurt A. Schreyer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452901
eISBN:
9780801455100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores the relationship between William Shakespeare's plays and a tradition of late medieval English biblical drama known as mystery plays. Scholars of English theater have long debated ... More


The Invention of Tradition

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/9780198128069.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the tradition, a significant idea introduced by T. S. Eliot and F. R. Leavis. This chapter discusses the problematic nature of the concept of tradition in the modernist ... More


On ‘Purgatory’

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/9780198128069.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Purgatory is a play that resembles a dialogue poem which W. B. Yeats wrote at various stages of his life. This chapter discusses Yeats' Purgatory, its allusion and implication to Irish social history ... More


The Ethos of Community on the Eve of Reformation

Robert Tittler

in The Reformation and the Towns in England: Politics and Political Culture, c.1540-1640

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207184
eISBN:
9780191677540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207184.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the factors which comprise the communal ethos of the age, and describes their contributions to the civic culture of ... More


Heaven and Hell

Richard Swinburne

in Responsibility and Atonement

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248491
eISBN:
9780191598555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248490.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter is concerned with the fates in the afterlife (traditionally called Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, and Limbo) that a good God would allocate to different humans. The totally corrupt have freely ... More


Heaven Can Wait: Purgatory in Catholic Devotional and Popular Culture

Diana Walsh Pasulka

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780195382020
eISBN:
9780190206826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382020.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the problems associated with the location of purgatory, which was defined by the Catholic Church in the thirteenth century. It argues that purgatory’s location and spatial ... More


Dante’s Persons: An Ethics of the Transhuman

Heather Webb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198733485
eISBN:
9780191797941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733485.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This volume explores the concept of personhood in Dante’s Commedia and seeks out the constituent ethical modes that the poem presents as necessary for attaining a fullness of persona. This study ... More


The Worth and Girth of an Italian Hoagie

Jean-Michel Rabaté

in Think, Pig!: Beckett at the Limit of the Human

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270859
eISBN:
9780823270903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270859.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Focusing on the links between Beckett and Joyce, this chapter argues that Beckett first identified with Joyce in whom he saw the culmination of the art of writing, which includes the epic and the ... More


“Then Is Doomsday Near”: Hamlet, the Last Judgment, and the Place of Purgatory

Kurt A. Schreyer

in Shakespeare's Medieval Craft: Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452901
eISBN:
9780801455100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452901.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines how Purgatory in Hamlet complicates the plot of the Last Judgment and delays its resolution, its Final Doom. In Hamlet in Purgatory, Stephen Greenblatt offers a history of the ... More


The Church

Brendan Smith

in Crisis and Survival in Late Medieval Ireland: The English of Louth and Their Neighbours, 1330-1450

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199594757
eISBN:
9780191756313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594757.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The Church straddled the divisions between settler and native, and those from abroad who wished to travel on pilgrimage to St Patrick’s Purgatory were obliged to spend time in Louth, where the ... More


The Anonymous Marie de France

R. Bloch

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226059686
eISBN:
9780226059693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059693.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book offers a fundamental reconception of the person generally assumed to be the first woman writer in French, the author known as Marie de France. It considers all of the writing ascribed to ... More


Monopolizing Culture: Two Case Studies

Joseph Loewenstein

in The Author's Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226490403
eISBN:
9780226490410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226490410.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter investigates two case studies regarding monopolizing the culture. Sir John Harington's toilet is designed with the specific goal of removing not only all waste but also all odors, of ... More


Otherworlds and the Afterlife

Aisling Byrne

in Otherworlds: Fantasy and History in Medieval Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198746003
eISBN:
9780191808708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746003.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

Although depictions of the afterlife constitute a ‘special case’ in having a clearly defined meaning derived from an ideology external to the text, they also share much imaginative and thematic ... More


Between Fable and Romance

R. Howard Bloch

in The Anonymous Marie de France

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226059686
eISBN:
9780226059693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059693.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the elements of doctrine that fit into the mold of fable and of romance in Marie de France's Espurgatoire Seint Patriz, her translation of the Tractatus. It analyzes Marie's ... More


The Anglo-Norman Conquest of Ireland and the Colonization of the Afterlife

R. Howard Bloch

in The Anonymous Marie de France

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226059686
eISBN:
9780226059693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059693.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter analyzes the depiction of Saint Patrick, afterlife, and Purgatory in Marie de France's Espurgatoire Seint Patriz. The analysis suggests that the visions of the afterlife in which ... More


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