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The ‘Art of Criticism’: Shakespearian Editing as the Display of Comprehensive Taste and Learning

Simon Jarvis

in Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182955
eISBN:
9780191673924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182955.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Few eighteenth-century editions of William Shakespeare can have been so little illuminated by chroniclers of the subject as William Warburton's. It is not the purpose of this discussion to right an ... More


William Warburton, A Polemic Divine

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England: Theological Debate from Locke to Burke

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269427
eISBN:
9780191683640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269427.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the role of William Warburton in the religious history of England during the 18th century. Warburton has been largely neglected by modern scholarship, appearing only as a ... More


The Job Controversy

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The brief foregoing account of the overlapping characteristics of a rhetoric of interruption, embracing personal integrity, historiography, and political eloquence within an unfolding of tautologies ... More


Newtonianism, Freethought, and Hume's Scottish Context

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Hume's Treatise has its origins in the distinct climate and environment of Scottish intellectual life. The question arises, therefore, to what extent the main debate concerning religion and ... More


Johnson's Theory and Practice of Shakespearian Textual Criticism

Simon Jarvis

in Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182955
eISBN:
9780191673924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182955.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The complex character of Samuel Johnson's defence of the value of textual criticism and his conception of the literary labour of the textual critic is reflected in his editorial practice. Johnson's ... More


The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Jonathan Lamb

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book draws on the book of Job as a touchstone for the contradictions and polemics that infect various 18th century works — poetry, philosophy, political oratory, accounts of exploration, ... More


Natural Religion and the Sons of Noah: The Society, Human Difference, and Slavery

Travis Glasson

in Mastering Christianity: Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199773961
eISBN:
9780199919017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773961.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter considers how SPG supporters engaged in British and circum-Atlantic debates about the nature of human difference and slavery in the eighteenth century. Building on scholarship stressing ... More


Ambiguities of Type

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

in A History of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691167954
eISBN:
9780691188775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167954.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes how the reading of secular poets like Homer and Vergil came to chime with an ongoing debate about the possibility of double senses—and therefore ambiguity—in Old Testament ... More


The Enlightened Theologian

Jonathan Yeager

in Enlightened Evangelicalism: The Life and Thought of John Erskine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199772551
eISBN:
9780199895144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772551.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides a summary and analysis of Erskine's five theological treatises. Here, he experimented with different ideas on the nature of the Mosaic and New Testament covenants, what it means ... More


Introduction

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England: Theological Debate from Locke to Burke

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269427
eISBN:
9780191683640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269427.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about religion and Enlightenment in England during the 18th century and the theological debate from John Locke to Edmund Burke. ... More


Alexander Pope and the Modes of Faith

Philip Connell

in Secular Chains: Poetry and the Politics of Religion from Milton to Pope

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199269587
eISBN:
9780191820496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269587.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The book’s final chapter surveys the career of Alexander Pope, with a particular emphasis on his religious beliefs and their complex relation to his developing identity as a poet of political ... More


Missions and Missiology from the 1760s

Bob Tennant

in Corporate Holiness: Pulpit Preaching and the Church of England Missionary Societies, 1760-1870

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199567850
eISBN:
9780191747366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567850.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter surveys the missiology and administration of the SPG in the second half of the eighteenth century. It identifies Joseph Butler as the chief philosophical source of the Society’s doctrine ... More


At the Limits of Christian Humanism: Conyers Middleton

Tim Stuart-Buttle

in From Moral Theology to Moral Philosophy: Cicero and Visions of Humanity from Locke to Hume

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198835585
eISBN:
9780191880339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835585.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Even as he has attracted little attention from historians, the writings of the determinedly heterodox Anglican clergyman Conyers Middleton incited a remarkable amount of critical response in ... More


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