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Introduction: Mammon in the Tudor Common Wealth

David Landreth

in The Face of Mammon: The Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773299
eISBN:
9780199932665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773299.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Introduction situates the peculiar character of the English Renaissance's “Mammon”—i.e., money that talks— both theoretically and historically. What differentiates this Mammon from the medieval ... More


The Evidence of the Manuscripts

H. Leith Spencer

in English Preaching in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112037
eISBN:
9780191670664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112037.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the compilation and dissemination of medieval sermon manuscripts. It also describes the widespread vernacular borrowing from pre-existing sermons and treatises, and the ... More


Spenserian Allegory and Elizabethan Biblical Exegesis: A Context for the Faerie Queene

Margaret Christian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719083846
eISBN:
9781526121042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083846.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Edmund Spenser and the first readers of The Faerie Queene routinely heard their national concerns—epidemics, political plotting, recent Tudor history—discussed in biblical terms. This book samples ... More


Butler on Virtue, Self-Interest, and Human Nature

Ralph Wedgwood

in Morality and Self-Interest

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305845
eISBN:
9780199851539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305845.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In his Sermons, Joseph Butler argued for a series of extraordinarily subtle and perceptive claims about the relations between virtue and self-interest. Unfortunately, there has been a great deal of ... More


Conclusion

Margaret Christian

in Spenserian Allegory and Elizabethan Biblical Exegesis: A Context for the Faerie Queene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719083846
eISBN:
9781526121042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083846.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Some 20th and 21st century literary critics treat allegoresis as a project fraught with psychological and philosophical complexity and The Faerie Queene as deliberately obscure or ironic. Most early ... More


Feeling the Same Thing

Nicholas Harkness

in Glossolalia and the Problem of Language

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226749389
eISBN:
9780226749556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749556.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 3 investigates Korean Christian conceptualizations of “the Word” as something that seems to circulate—to “move”—in order to illuminate the ideological grounds for explaining the sense of a ... More


Epilogue

Steven A. Epstein

in The Talents of Jacopo da Varagine: A Genoese Mind in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700507
eISBN:
9781501703614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700507.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter summarizes Jacopo de Varagine's late habits of thought by examining the Marian Sermons—a collection of 161 model exegetical sermons of varying lengths. His “late style” is a return to ... More


The Theory of Gendered Sensibility

in Abigail and John Adams: The Americanization of Sensibility

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226037431
eISBN:
9780226037448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037448.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter provides an account of the gendering of Reverend James Fordyce's theory of sensibility in his book titled Sermons to Young Women, which was greatly admired by Abigail Adams. It suggests ... More


Adam’s World Tree and Paul’s Idols1

Mark Z. Christensen

in Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785280
eISBN:
9780804787314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785280.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter employs a Nahua sermon on the conversion of Paul and a Maya manuscript relating the creation of Adam to demonstrate how unpublished, unofficial religious texts could offer and reflect ... More


Introduction: a context for The Faerie Queen

Margaret Christian

in Spenserian Allegory and Elizabethan Biblical Exegesis: A Context for the Faerie Queene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719083846
eISBN:
9781526121042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083846.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Spenser described his allegorical epic to his friend Walter Raleigh as an alternative to straightforward moral and religious teaching. This book seeks to put Spenser’s project in context by ... More


Preaching the Word, Week by Week

Andrew T.N. Muirhead

in Scottish Presbyterianism Re-established: The Case of Stirling and Dunblane, 1687-1710

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474447386
eISBN:
9781399509787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447386.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Based very largely on the published diary of George Turnbull, minister of Alloa, this chapter examines worship, preaching and lecturing in the 1690s. An analysis of the texts used shows large gaps in ... More


‘Heroick Informers’ and London spies:: Religion, politeness, and reforming impulses in late seventeenth-and early eighteenth-century London

Anne Wohlcke

in The 'perpetual fair': Gender, disorder and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719090912
eISBN:
9781781706442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090912.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines debates about the dangers of fairs. In late-Stuart England, some notable and polite London men fashioned themselves into urban patriarchs. Reform movements, such as societies ... More


Justice for the Punishment of Sin

Jonathan Dickinson

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Reasonableness of Christianity, in Four Sermons (1732), written by Jonathan Dickinson in response to John Locke's Reasonableness of Christianity, as Delivered in ... More


The Consolation of History in Calvin’s Sermons on Second Samuel

Barbara Pitkin

in Calvin, the Bible, and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190093273
eISBN:
9780190093303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190093273.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

In May 1562, John Calvin began a series of sermons on Second Samuel, seeking to shape the response of ordinary Genevans to the first French religious-civil war by appealing to biblical history to ... More


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