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The Dying Cosmos: Qoheleth’s Misanthropic Principle

William P. Brown

in The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730797
eISBN:
9780199777075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730797.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

Though not a creation account per se, Ecclesiastes 1:2-11 features a portrait of creation that is entirely unique in the biblical corpus. Qoheleth, the ostensible author of most of Ecclesiastes, ... More


The Leaping Child: Imagining the Unborn in Early Christian Literature

Catherine Playoust and Ellen Bradshaw Aitken

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Christian literature of the first and second centuries CE contains few references to unborn children; where they are found, however, the unborn become an important rhetorical site for constructing ... More


Leaders

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Six introduces Oberammergau’s venerable Music Club, whose members, dressed in colorful uniforms, played a crucial role in both Catholic processions and the entertainment of tourists, as well ... More


Chapter Three The Strayhorn Effect: A New Way of Writing for Jazz Orchestra

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter starts out with the 1941 broadcasting ban, which made Ellington record Strayhorn originals such as Take the “A” Train, Chelsea Bridge, and Rain Check. Analysis of these works displays ... More


Further Exploring the Salience of Geography

Damon J. Phillips

in Shaping Jazz: Cities, Labels, and the Global Emergence of an Art Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150888
eISBN:
9781400846481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150888.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines why there seems to be a disproportionate advantage for jazz recordings that emerged from more disconnected cities than when compared to the more central cities like New York. ... More


Truthfulness

Alphonso Lingis

in Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556765
eISBN:
9780226557090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Joy is the most expansive, most comprehensive state, the most truthful state. Skepticism and calculation narrow down the mind, latching on to things to say No to; fear and resentment peer into the ... More


Pleasure

Wesley A. Kort

in C.S. Lewis Then and Now

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143423
eISBN:
9780199834389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143426.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Moderns assume that good is repetitious and evil is innovative, but for Lewis, the opposite is true. His theory of pleasure forms the basis of his relational view of life and for several other ... More


‘Wrackt Betwixt Hopes and Fears’: Parents’ Emotions

Hannah Newton

in The Sick Child in Early Modern England, 1580-1720

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199650491
eISBN:
9780191741647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650491.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores parents’ emotional responses to the pains, sufferings, and deaths of their offspring. Whilst many scholars have investigated parents’ reactions to children’s deaths, few have ... More


Political Affections: Civic Participation and Moral Theology

Joshua Hordern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646814
eISBN:
9780191744181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646814.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

While political experience is clearly replete with affectivity, the affective dimension of politics has typically been under-conceptualised in political theory. This book considers the nature of ... More


Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Richard Higgins and Robert D. Richardson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Thoreau and the Language of Trees is the first in-depth study of Thoreau’s passionate engagement with trees and his writing about them. It explores his keen eye for trees as a naturalist, his ... More


Moral Sentiments and Alternative Possibilities

Ishtiyaque Haji

in Reason’s Debt to Freedom: Normative Appraisals, Reasons, and Free Will

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199899203
eISBN:
9780199949885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899203.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is argued in this chapter that various moral sentiments, such as forgiveness, guilt, and indignation are essentially associated with objective reasons. It is also proposed that the truth of ... More


Grace and Despair

Roger S. Gottlieb

in Spirituality: What It Is and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199738748
eISBN:
9780199979349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738748.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes the interaction of grace, which is an unexpected sense of peacefulness and plenitude; and despair, which is a natural and rational response to the way the world is. A ... More


Two Masters One Text: Satyajit Ray's Transcreation of Ghare Baire

Somdatta Mandal

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ghare Baire (1916), written by Rabindranath Tagore in the diary form of narrative, is a complex work of fiction. Embedded in it is a historical moment of the swadeshi in Bengal ... More


Consciousness and Desire

Michael LeBuffe

in From Bondage to Freedom: Spinoza on Human Excellence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383539
eISBN:
9780199870530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383539.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Spinoza is best regarded, not as a psychological egoist but as a kind of psychological hedonist. Bondage to passion is in part a person's inability to recognize the means to perseverance. It is ... More


With the World at Heart: Studies in the Secular Today

Thomas A. Carlson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226617367
eISBN:
9780226617671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226617671.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book explores the roles played by love in opening and sustaining the temporal worlds we inhabit and builds on previous studies of mystical theology, mortal experience, and human creativity in ... More


Felicitas: Between Cross and Resurrection

Jason A. Mahn

in Fortunate Fallibility: Kierkegaard and the Power of Sin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790661
eISBN:
9780199897391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790661.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes how the existential via negativa mapped throughout this book (through human fragility, fallibility, and the possibility of offense) is nonetheless compatible with Christian ... More


Father and Son United: Twenty-Five Years of Age

Walter Lowrie

in A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157771
eISBN:
9781400845972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter chronicles Kierkegaard's reconciliation with his father as well as the latter's death, and Kierkegaard's impressions thereof. It recounts his final meeting with his father and how the ... More


De l'essence du rire

J. A. Hiddleston

in Baudelaire and the Art of Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159322
eISBN:
9780191673597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159322.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses Baudelaire's theory of laughter. It attempts to identify and tease out some of the contradictions in the argument, in which the doctrine of the Fall seems to sit badly with the ... More


Misery to Mirth: Recovery from Illness in Early Modern England

Hannah Newton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198779025
eISBN:
9780191826122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779025.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The history of early modern medicine often makes for depressing reading. It implies that people fell ill, took ineffective remedies, and died. This book seeks to rebalance and brighten our overall ... More


Joy, Love, and Liberality

Norman Kretzmann

in The Metaphysics of Theism: Aquinas's Natural Theology in Summa contra gentiles I

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246533
eISBN:
9780191597886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924653X.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

There can be no passions of any sort in God because, for instance, passions are associated with the sensory part of the human soul. If the having of intellective attitudes, however, is simply a ... More


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