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Conclusion

Martin L. McLaughlin

in Literary Imitation in the Italian Renaissance: The Theory and Practice of Literary Imitation in Italy from Dante to Bembo

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158998
eISBN:
9780191673443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158998.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book clearly shows that imitatio is the dominant critical concept in Italian writers from Petrarch to Bembo, and the outcrop of polemics on the subject at the end of the fifteenth century ... More


The Sacrificial Process of Ancient Israel

Jonathan Klawans

in Purity, Sacrifice, and the Temple: Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195162639
eISBN:
9780199785254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162639.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the biblical sacrificial process, including purity rites, as recorded especially in the priestly tradition and the Holiness Code. It argues against placing the priestly ... More


 Whose Commandment Is It?

Lenn E. Goodman

in Love Thy Neighbour As Thyself

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195328820
eISBN:
9780199870172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328820.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

How is ethics related to God? The two areas interpenetrate: We learn about God through our ethical understanding and about ethics through our understanding of God. The chapter locates seven areas ... More


Requirements, Ideals, and Moral Motivation

Jonathan Jacobs

in Law, Reason, and Morality in Medieval Jewish Philosophy: Sadia Gaon, Bahya ibn Pakuda, and Moses Maimonides

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542833
eISBN:
9780191594359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542833.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is a brief discussion of some specific issues of pronounced concern to medieval Jewish thinkers. These include the relation between moral requirements and moral ideals, and also the conception ... More


St. Francis and Jesus

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis's decision to live a life of poverty was inspired by his sense of the perfect poverty of Jesus. On the basis of his understanding of the New Testament themes, Francis seems to have focused ... More


St. Francis and St. Raymond

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis's particular experiment in poverty must be considered within the context of other contemporary Christian efforts to embrace “holy poverty” as a form of imitatio Christi. Late twelfth‐ and ... More


Literary Imitation in the Italian Renaissance: The Theory and Practice of Literary Imitation in Italy from Dante to Bembo

Martin L. McLaughlin

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158998
eISBN:
9780191673443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The concept of imitation — the imitation of classical and vernacular texts — was the dominant critical and creative principle in Italian Renaissance literature. Linked to modern notions of ... More


Petrarch

Martin L. McLaughlin

in Literary Imitation in the Italian Renaissance: The Theory and Practice of Literary Imitation in Italy from Dante to Bembo

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158998
eISBN:
9780191673443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158998.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

By the middle of the fourteenth century Petrarch (1304–74) had influenced a counter-revolution which drove a wedge between the two languages and their literatures, and redefined literary imitation as ... More


Introduction

Martin L. McLaughlin

in Literary Imitation in the Italian Renaissance: The Theory and Practice of Literary Imitation in Italy from Dante to Bembo

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158998
eISBN:
9780191673443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158998.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book aims to investigate what is probably the most significant literary concept of a period in Italian literary history which is only now beginning to receive the scholarly attention it merits. ... More


John the Evangelist and Medieval German Writing: Imitating the Inimitable

Annette Volfing

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246847
eISBN:
9780191714597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246847.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

The book examines the literary deployment of the figure of John the Evangelist in Middle High German texts, with particular reference to the question of imitatio. John is a major and multi-faceted ... More


The Poetics of Friendship in Early Modern Spain: A Study in Literary Form

Donald Gilbert-Santamaria

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474458047
eISBN:
9781474490894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458047.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book posits the Aristotelian-Ciceronian notion of perfect male friendship as an independent poetic force within the development of Spanish literature in the sixteenth and early seventeenth ... More


Doctrinal Controversies: Christological and Trinitarian

Raphael A. Cadenhead

in Body and Desire: Gregory of Nyssa's Ascetical Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297968
eISBN:
9780520970106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297968.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 6 examines Gregory’s doctrine of God as it developed in the context of the Eunomian controversy, focusing particularly on the way in which he resists the language of “activity” and ... More


Walter Scott and Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso

Susan Oliver

in Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266502
eISBN:
9780191884221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266502.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Walter Scott proclaimed Ariosto his favourite Romance poet and Orlando Furioso his preferred epic. Byron subsequently called him the Ariosto of the North, and Ariosto the southern Scott. For Scott, ... More


Introduction: Representing “Ovids” on the Early Modern English Stage

Lisa S. Starks

in Ovid and Adaptation in Early Modern English Theatre

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474430067
eISBN:
9781474476973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430067.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introduction explains the overall critical framework of the collection and provides a brief overview of the book’s topics and goals. In so doing, it explores Ovid on the early modern stage; the ... More


Representative Beginnings (1941–1958)

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Gilgamesh among Us: Modern Encounters with the Ancient Epic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450358
eISBN:
9780801463419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450358.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Since the mid-twentieth century, the Gilgamesh story has been treated in a variety of aesthetic forms: fiction, poetry, drama, opera, film, painting, and beyond. These treatments, however varied they ... More


Modernism and Interpretation

Louis Jacobs

in Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774587
eISBN:
9781800340305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774587.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter connects theological approach to the historical critical one by considering three significant Jewish themes: the purpose of creation, “enjoyment of life”, and the doctrine of imitatio ... More


Not the Whole Story? Moralizing Biography and Imitatio Christi

Teresa Morgan

in Fame and Infamy: Essays on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199662326
eISBN:
9780191799174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Plutarchan and New Testament scholarship share an interest in how stories of great individuals can teach virtue to others. Two models are widely explored: either exemplary lives illustrate timeless ... More


Lmitatio Dei and the Idea of Holiness

Leon Roth

in Is There a Jewish Philosophy?: Rethinking Fundamentals

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774556
eISBN:
9781800340824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774556.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers the notion of imitation Dei as the basis of all ethical theory and how it relates to Judaism in particular. In the philosophy of religion, the question of the relationship of ... More


Conclusion

Lisa Irene Hau

in Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474411073
eISBN:
9781474422048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The conclusion is brief as each chapter has its own part-conclusion. It summarises the argument to the effect that Greek historiography was moral-didactic from its inception, and that techniques ... More


Margery Kempe: The Shocking “Fool in Christ”

Wolfgang Riehle

in The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451096
eISBN:
9780801470936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451096.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the mysticism of Margery Kempe, a second late-medieval Englishwoman who sought to open her life entirely to Christian spirituality. Kempe's well-known only work, The Book of ... More


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