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Scougal’s The life of God in the soul of man: The fortunes of a book, 1676–1830

Isabel Rivers

in Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199227044
eISBN:
9780191739309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227044.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyses the ways in which this influential devotional work by a Scottish Episcopalian minister and professor of divinity was edited and adapted for different denominations and ... More


Comfort

Rebecca Krug

in Margery Kempe and the Lonely Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705335
eISBN:
9781501708169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705335.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter looks at the offer of consolation in late medieval devotional writing. It distinguishes between classical traditions, in which consolation was meant to eradicate grief and return the ... More


Margery Kempe and the Lonely Reader

Rebecca Krug

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705335
eISBN:
9781501708169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705335.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Since its rediscovery in 1934, the fifteenth-century Book of Margery Kempe has become a canonical text for students of medieval Christian mysticism and spirituality. Its author was a ... More


‘We Ought to Obey God rather than Man’: Women, Anti-Slavery, and Nonconformist Religious Cultures 1

Alison Twells

in Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the involvement of English Baptist and Congregational women in the anti-slavery movement in the 1820s and 1830s. Focusing on Mary-Anne Rawson (1801-1887), a Congregationalist in ... More


John Donne's New Science Writing

Howard Marchitello

in The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608058
eISBN:
9780191729492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608058.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the faith–science controversy through an analysis of a major text by a confirmed believer who doubted science, John Donne's meditation on disease and the problem of embodiment, ... More


Meditating Death in Medieval and Early Modern Devotional Writing: From Bonaventure to Luther

Mark Chinca

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198861980
eISBN:
9780191894787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861980.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Meditating about death and the afterlife was one of the most important techniques that Christian societies in medieval and early modern Europe had at their disposal for developing a sense of ... More


Christina Rossetti’s Chronometrical Eternal

Krista Lysack

in Chronometres: Devotional Literature, Duration, and Victorian Reading

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198836162
eISBN:
9780191882418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836162.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter takes up one of The Christian Year’s most provocative interpolators, Christina Rossetti. Examining her devotional books, it makes a particular study of Time Flies: A Reading Diary, a ... More


Reading the confessional divide

Geoff Baker

in Reading and Politics in Early Modern England: The Mental World of a Seventeenth-century Catholic Gentleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080241
eISBN:
9781781701799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080241.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter analyses William Blundell's entries on devotional writing and religious histories in his commonplace books. It considers how Blundell used his reading to bolster his own religious ... More


Introduction: Memorare novissima tua

Mark Chinca

in Meditating Death in Medieval and Early Modern Devotional Writing: From Bonaventure to Luther

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198861980
eISBN:
9780191894787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861980.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Christian devotional culture took very seriously the instruction of the Bible maxim “In all thy works remember thy last end [memorare novissima tua] and thou shalt never sin” (Sirach 7:40). From it ... More


Excursus: Personifications in Dialogue and Debate

Nicolette Zeeman

in The Arts of Disruption: Allegory and Piers Plowman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198860242
eISBN:
9780191892431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860242.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The chapter argues for the centrality of the rhetorical trope of paradiastole in the Middle Ages: paradiastole redescribes something in terms of something else that is like it for the purposes of ... More


‘Comfortable Wordis’ – The Role of the Bible in The Doctrine of the Hert1

Annie Sutherland

in A Companion to The Doctrine of the Hert: The Middle English Translation and its Latin and European Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898218
eISBN:
9781781380413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898218.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The thirteenth-century Latin treatise De doctrina cordis (The Doctrine of the Hert) emphasises spiritually efficacious language, explicitly equating words that comfort with words that feed. The ... More


Christ, the Saints, Meditation

Neil Kenny

in Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This section examines the use of tenses to refer to the dead—and above all to Christ—in a range of genres that belonged to the practices of devotion and prayer. The genres studied are: devotional ... More


Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Neil Kenny

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In what tense should we refer to the dead? The question has long been asked, from Cicero to Julian Barnes. Answering it is partly a matter of grammar and stylistic convention. But the hesitation, ... More


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