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Milton's Poems 1645: the problem with soaring

Noam Reisner

in Milton and the Ineffable

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199572625
eISBN:
9780191721892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572625.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

After a brief reconsideration of Milton's well-documented impatience with, or even fear of, ineffable mystery in more general terms, and his place in the intellectual apophatic tradition traced so ... More


6. The Body “As It Was”: On the Occasion of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ

John C. Waldmeir

in Cathedrals of Bone: The Role of the Body in Contemporary Catholic Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230600
eISBN:
9780823236923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230600.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses positive commentaries of the Vatican on Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ. It suggests that the rush to laud the film and the sense of certainty about it ... More


‘The Temple of His Body’

John Behr

in John the Theologian and his Paschal Gospel: A Prologue to Theology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198837534
eISBN:
9780191874178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837534.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter Three opens Part Two of this work, which looks at what it is that is ‘finished’, as Christ affirms with his last word from the Cross in the Gospel of John. This chapter focuses on Christ as ... More


Mel Gibson’s Tortured Heroes: From the Symbolic Function of Blood to Spectacles of Pain

Lee Quinby

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the presence of torture in many of Mel Gibson’s films, including The Passion of the Christ, Braveheart, and Apocalypto. It argues that while Gibson heroes—with the exception ... More


Brian Moore, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1955): abandonment

Steven Earnshaw

in The existential drinker

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719099618
eISBN:
9781526141934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099618.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Brian Moore’s novel The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne is set in a boarding house in early 1950s Belfast, but it is quite a few pages before Judith Hearne’s drinking habit is revealed. The novel ... More


Second Comings

Steven P. Miller

in The Age of Evangelicalism: America's Born-Again Years

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199777952
eISBN:
9780199362615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777952.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

George W. Bush spoke to the fullness of evangelical relevance at the start of the twenty-first century. Bush's faith-based language of compassionate conservatism garnered appeal beyond the Christian ... More


‘In wintry solstice like the shorten'd light’: Scenes from Comus (2005)

Jeffrey Wainwright

in Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067549
eISBN:
9781781703359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067549.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter begins by presenting the first stanza of John Milton's ‘The Passion’, a poem he probably began and abandoned in 1630. The penultimate line, ‘In Wintry solstice like the shorten'd light’, ... More


Spirituals in Uncle Tom Shows, Melodramas, and Spectacles

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Stage productions of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) were a staple of theaters across the United States well into the twentieth century. In 1876, after jubilee troupes had ... More


The Power of Uncertainty: Interpreting the Passion of Perpetua and Felicitas

Philippe Mesnard

in Perpetua's Passions: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199561889
eISBN:
9780191804397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199561889.003.0020
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter first discusses the way in which The Passion of Perpetua and Felicitas falls within research conducted previously, the corpus of which is composed of literary texts dealing with Nazi ... More


Chapter 24

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In later years, Cary Grant would claim that he did retire in the early 1950s. In fact, he had only an 18 month hiatus between films, and during that time he knew that he would return to the screen in ... More


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