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Deadly Vices

Gabriele Taylor

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198235804
eISBN:
9780191604058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235801.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book focuses on the vices, which in Christian theology were most commonly selected as bringing death to the soul. These are sloth, envy, avarice, pride, anger, lust, and gluttony. The ... More


The Evolution of Self-Control

Dennis L. Krebs

in The Origins of Morality: An Evolutionary Account

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199778232
eISBN:
9780199897261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778232.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter offers an account of the evolution of self-control. The capacity for self-control tends to increase as people grow older. Individual differences in self-control have been found to be ... More


Juvenal: Satires Book V

John Godwin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622171
eISBN:
9781800851030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622171.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Juvenal’s fifth and last book of Satires consists of three complete poems and one fragment. The poems offer a scandalised exposure of human folly and vice, but the poet also appears to be promoting ... More


Conclusion

Andrew S. Finstuen

in Original Sin and Everyday Protestants: The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, Billy Graham, and Paul Tillich in an Age of Anxiety

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833360
eISBN:
9781469604572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898536_finstuen.11
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book concludes by arguing that, without question, Reinhold Niebuhr, Billy Graham, and Paul Tillich drove the theological renascence discussed here. In addition to their talent, energy, and ... More


Medieval Multiculturalism and Dante's Theology of Hell

Teodolinda Barolini

in Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227037
eISBN:
9780823241019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227037.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Dante's representation of hell is unique in its rich and uninhibited blending of these remarkably heterogeneous constituents into a personal—multicultural—vision; while, for instance, scholastic ... More


Sotto benda: Gender in the Lyrics of Dante and Guittone d'Arezzo (With a Brief Excursus on Cecco D'Ascoli)

Teodolinda Barolini

in Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227037
eISBN:
9780823241019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227037.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Dante's poetic apprenticeship, both formal and ideological, occurred while he was a writer of lyric poems. The ninety or so lyrics that Dante wrote harbor the wellsprings of his ideological ... More


The Romans: Private Property and Personhood

Christopher Pierson

in Just Property: A History in the Latin West. Volume One: Wealth, Virtue, and the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199673285
eISBN:
9780191756184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673285.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter traces the development of ideas about property throughout the Hellenistic period, most crucially in Stoic and Roman thought. Romans developed ideas about the centrality of private ... More


The Early Christian Church: Property and Sinfulness

Christopher Pierson

in Just Property: A History in the Latin West. Volume One: Wealth, Virtue, and the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199673285
eISBN:
9780191756184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673285.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter surveys views of private property in the official teaching of the Christian Church in the five centuries following Jesus’s life and death. The New Testament left a deeply ambiguous ... More


Why Neighbors Kill Neighbors

Jeffrey S. Kopstein and Jason Wittenberg

in Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501715259
eISBN:
9781501715273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715259.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

What explains the anti-Jewish pogroms of summer 1941 that broke out in the eastern borderlands of Soviet-occupied Poland in the wake of the Nazi invasion? This chapter introduces the competing ... More


Representing Avarice in Late Renaissance France

Jonathan Patterson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198716518
eISBN:
9780191787225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716518.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Why did people talk so much about avarice in late Renaissance France, nearly a century before Molière’s famous comedy, L’Avare? As wars and economic crises ravaged France on the threshold of ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Patterson

in Representing Avarice in Late Renaissance France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198716518
eISBN:
9780191787225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716518.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

The Introduction sets out the rationale of this book. It presents the present study as a ‘backstory’ to Molière’s L’Avare, or, more accurately, as a pre-history to that work: an account of ‘what ... More


Avarice and Avares

Jonathan Patterson

in Representing Avarice in Late Renaissance France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198716518
eISBN:
9780191787225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716518.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter introduces basic Renaissance definitions of avarice. It provides a study of the French terms avarice and avare across a broad range of genres. An initial survey of ancient sources is ... More


Usury, Avarice, and Infinite Desire

Jonathan Morton

in The Roman de la rose in its Philosophical Context: Art, Nature, and Ethics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816669
eISBN:
9780191858314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816669.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Money goes to the heart of the Rose’s central problematic—the relationship between art and nature. This chapter engages closely with thirteenth-century Parisian philosophy and theology in its ... More


Value

Timothy Alborn

in All That Glittered: Britain's Most Precious Metal from Adam Smith to the Gold Rush

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190603519
eISBN:
9780190603540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190603519.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Especially after the British Parliament formally adopted the gold standard in 1821, economists reinforced its legitimacy by building on Adam Smith’s account of value in The Wealth of Nations, which ... More


The Evil City: Urban Critiques

Paul Oldfield

in Urban Panegyric and the Transformation of the Medieval City, 1100-1300

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198717737
eISBN:
9780191787232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717737.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Cultural History

This chapter juxtaposes praise of the city against critiques of it, and in doing so acknowledges the vast spectrum of urban experiences available. It demonstrates how counter-claims to the Good or ... More


Avarice and Liberality

Andrew Pinsent

in Virtues and Their Vices

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199645541
eISBN:
9780191744549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645541.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Although avarice is associated with many notorious evils, there is a peculiar ambiguity about its matter, specification and even aspects of its moral status. Assuming that the essential mark of ... More


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