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Introduction

A. D. Nuttall

in The Alternative Trinity: Gnostic Heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and Blake

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184621
eISBN:
9780191674327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184621.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Drama

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of how the early 20th century saw itself, in contrast with the 19th, as ‘life-affirming’ (which tended to mean ‘sexuality-affirming’). It then ... More


Intermediate States

Paul Helm

in Calvin at the Centre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532186
eISBN:
9780191714580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532186.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter considers Calvin's view of the intermediate state of men and women between death and resurrection, and Christ's ‘intermediate state’ between his Ascension and Second Coming. Calvin is ... More


Providence and Evil

Paul Helm

in John Calvin's Ideas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199255696
eISBN:
9780191602429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199255695.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Calvin’s view of God's all-controlling providence is expounded, chiefly from his A Defence of the Secret Providence of God. Ten arguments from this work are identified and discussed. His attitude to ... More


Conclusion

Benjamin J. Kaplan

in Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter summarizes the preceding discusses and presents some concluding thoughts from the author. The final result of the Dutch Reformation was that peculiar combination of severe Calvinism and ... More


Introduction

Benjamin J. Kaplan

in Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the Calvinist–Libertine conflict, which revolved around two points: the character of the Dutch Reformed Church as a religious community and the ... More


Prologue

Benjamin J. Kaplan

in Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This prologue recounts the course of the early Reformation in Utrecht and the beginnings of the Calvinist–Libertine conflict there. It then focuses on the religious issues that divided Calvinists and ... More


Social Divisions, Religious Divisions

Benjamin J. Kaplan

in Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter sets the Calvinist–Libertine conflict in a specific social context. It examines Utrecht's social structures and analyses the composition of the two religious parties there. From this ... More


Introduction

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

in The Devil's Tabernacle: The Pagan Oracles in Early Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157115
eISBN:
9781400846597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157115.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the intellectual and cultural impact of the oracles of pagan antiquity on modern European thought. It identifies a conflict ... More


The Autonomy of Pleasure: "Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution"

James A. Steintrager

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231151580
eISBN:
9780231540872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151580.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What would happen if pleasure were made the organizing principle for social relations and sexual pleasure ruled over all? Radical French libertines experimented clandestinely with this idea during ... More


Reading Rochester

Edward Burns (ed.)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853230380
eISBN:
9781846317644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317644
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book is a collection of essays exploring all aspects of one of the most controversial English poets, the 17th-century libertine The Earl of Rochester. Different sections focus on sexual ... More


‘To Remain in Christian Freedom’

Benjamin J. Kaplan

in Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter looks at the very different piety and community of the Libertines. Libertinism was certainly no coherent belief system. It cannot even be reduced to any two or three strains. Rather, it ... More


The Politics of Theocracy, 1580–1590

Benjamin J. Kaplan

in Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter covers the stormy 1580s, which began with the Libertines in control, saw a Calvinist theocratic regime seize power in 1586, and ended with Libertines as firmly back in the saddle as ever ... More


From Reaction to Resolution, 1590–1610

Benjamin J. Kaplan

in Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter continues the narrative from 1590 to 1610. By the last date, Utrecht's Reformed church had finally abandoned Libertinism and adopted a moderate Calvinism. The question here is why the ... More


The Remonstrant Controversy, 1610–1620

Benjamin J. Kaplan

in Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter traces the Remonstrant controversy in Utrecht and examines its continuities and discontinuities with the earlier conflict. In January 1610 two events brought to an end the first four ... More


Introduction

April R. Haynes

in Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284590
eISBN:
9780226284767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284767.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Introduction outlines the special place of female masturbation in modern and historical American women’s movements. During the 1970s, masturbation became a symbol of women’s liberation. Anne ... More


The Gender of Solitary Vice

April R. Haynes

in Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284590
eISBN:
9780226284767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284767.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

“The Gender of Solitary Vice” argues that the solitary vice became an issue of major concern in the United States only after Sylvester Graham began offering identical sexual advice to women and men. ... More


Necrophiliac Cannibals: Dismembering “Nonpeople,” Membering “The People”

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at the libertine endocannibal rite of communion and suggests that necrophilia and cannibalism are “perversions of power,”: they portray the absolute defeat of the bodies that fuel ... More


Domestic Consistency: Not Laws, but Order

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Order within the cannibal rite is preserved with two disparate sets of rules to prevent these perversions from turning upon the libertines. This chapter examines these sets of rules. The first ... More


Frame within the Frame: Riveting Voices and Gazes

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that the narrative frame of the libertine cannibal assembly line is framed by two more narrative layers, in tune with Silling's world against exchange: the voice and the gaze. ... More


Libertine Masculinity

in The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857923
eISBN:
9780226857954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857954.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter, which examines the concept of the so-called libertine masculinity in late Imperial China by analyzing pornographic novels of the period, traces the rise and decline of the narrative ... More


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