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Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine

Carol Harrison

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263425
eISBN:
9780191682544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263425.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This book places Saint Augustine's theology in a new context by considering what he has to say about beauty. It demonstrates how a theological understanding of beauty revealed in the created, ... More


Augustine: Christian Truth and Fractured Humanity

Carol Harrison

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752202
eISBN:
9780191695070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752202.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Society

St. Augustine, the North African bishop of Hippo (AD 354–430), has been much studied. But there has been no systematic attempt to consider the context which shaped his life and thought. Augustine's ... More


Introduction

CAROL HARRISON

in Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263425
eISBN:
9780191682544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263425.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces the fall of man, using the metaphor from George Herbert's The Elixir of when one is looking into a mirror. Augustine makes this distinction: St Paul's looking into a mirror is ... More


Man

CAROL HARRISON

in Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263425
eISBN:
9780191682544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263425.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at man in the image of God. The doctrine of man in the image of God, of man bearing the form (forma) or beauty of God, might be said to colour every aspect of Augustine's theology. ... More


Milton and the Poetry of the Fall

Paul Hammond

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

Setting aside his concern with political and theological principles, Milton's most distinctive contribution in culture is his poetry, where he thinks through the consequences of the principles in ... More


Paradise Lost: pretending to say the unsayable

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/9780199572625.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the elaborate diffusion of ineffable presences in the monist materialist universe of Paradise Lost. It analyses the various poetic strategies Milton uses to assert his putative ... More


Words: A Paradigm

CAROL HARRISON

in Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263425
eISBN:
9780191682544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263425.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter examines how the very darkness and obscurity of man's temporal life, and especially of the revelation of God recounted in Scripture, becomes a positive quality for Augustine. It is ... More


Inquiétude

Nicholas Hammond

in Playing with Truth: Language and the Human Condition in Pascal's Pensées

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158936
eISBN:
9780191673412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158936.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Inquiétude is used in all cases as a singular noun either with no accompanying article or with a definite article of the eleven times it appears in the Pensées. Although the ... More


The Mystical Life of Animals: Investigations of a Vegetarian

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores the possibility that Kafka’s abstention from meat and empathy for animals may have generated his large repertoire of narratives written from a mammal, rodent or insects’ points ... More


‘Everything Seemed to Mean Something’: Signifying 9/11 in Don DeLillo's Falling Man

Martin Randall

in 9/11 and the Literature of Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638529
eISBN:
9780748651825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638529.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyses DeLillo's Falling Man, which is focused on a marriage. This novel also deals with the impulses of the characters towards helping others during a time of personal and national ... More


Haunting Futures and the Dystopian Imagination

Joanne Lipson Freed

in Haunting Encounters: The Ethics of Reading across Boundaries of Difference

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713767
eISBN:
9781501713828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713767.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The two works addressed in Chapter 4, Ayi Kwei Armah’s The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born and Don DeLillo’s Falling Man, look toward a future that is haunted by the unrealized hopes of the past. ... More


Fundamentalist Automatons: Representing Terrorist Consciousness in the War on Terror

Scott Selisker

in Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699872
eISBN:
9781452955285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699872.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The fifth chapter describes the roles that automatism has played in Islamophobic discourses since 9/11. It particularly focuses on texts that try to describe fundamentalist consciousness, such as ... More


Woolf and the Falling Man

Mark Hussey

in Woolf and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780984259830
eISBN:
9781781382226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780984259830.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes a photograph taken by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew simply called “the Falling Man”, taken at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. By examining the ... More


Geoffrey Hill’s Etymological Crux

David-Antoine Williams

in The Life of Words: Etymology and Modern Poetry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198812470
eISBN:
9780191892585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812470.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter is an investigation into Geoffrey Hill’s philosophy of language, which is at its heart philological and etymological, and which engages questions of theology, metaphysics, ontology, ... More


Out of Africa

Miles Hollingworth

in Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861590
eISBN:
9780199345441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861590.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

How far should we use Augustine’s North African upbringing and heritage to account for some of the idiosyncrasies of his thought? A brief introduction to his Christian anthropology of fallen man ... More


Malebranche on Pleasure and Awareness in Sensory Perception

Lisa Shapiro

in Pleasure: A History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190225100
eISBN:
9780190225131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190225100.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

Malebranche, in his telling of the Fall of Man, provides the core of his account of our distinctively human perception. At the moment of the Fall, Adam comes to see the apple not simply as something ... More


Destroying Modernity: The World Trade Center

Miles Orvell

in Empire of Ruins: American Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190491604
eISBN:
9780197523285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491604.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This chapter centers on the World Trade Center disaster and how its significance was interpreted through photographic imagery and the mass media. The spectacle of destruction has never been more ... More


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