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The Passion of the Creator: The Manifold Nature of Nature in Psalm 104

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/9780199730797.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

Like Job, Psalm 104 celebrates God’s diverse creation. Both Job and the psalm, in fact, share several animals in common, from the lion to Leviathan. The psalmist, however, highlights the botanical as ... More


 The Vimana Panels on the Southern Side

D. Dennis Hudson

in The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The south‐facing panels represent afternoon moving toward twilight, a time of ambiguity, contradiction, and paradox. Bharata's ambiguous and compromised history told in Book Nine of the Bhagavata ... More


 The Middle‐floor Sanctum: The Sculpted Program of the Northern Path

D. Dennis Hudson

in The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This sanctum's sculpted program consists of two sequences running parallel, west to east: the Northern Path (“Approaching the Honey of the Lotus Feet”) and “The Path of the Southern Doctrine.” This ... More


Cetology Now: Formatting the Twenty-First-Century Whale

Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, and Michele Friedner

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter proposes a classification of today's whales according to three different formats: the analog whale, the digital whale, and the simulated whale. The analog whale would be a whale of the ... More


Al-Ghazālī’s Most Influential Students and Early Followers

Frank Griffel

in Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331622
eISBN:
9780199867998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331622.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Islam

Al-Ghazali was the most influential writer about religious and philosophical subject during the 12th century in Islam. Every author of this period had to address his work, and in the most cases that ... More


Michael Ondaatje

Lee Spinks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066320
eISBN:
9781781703113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066320.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a comprehensive study of Michael Ondaatje's entire oeuvre. Starting from Ondaatje's beginnings as a poet, it offers an intensive account of each of his major publications, including The ... More


Postprandial (Cath. 4)

Gerard O'Daly

in Days Linked by Song: Prudentius' Cathemerinon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199263950
eISBN:
9780191741364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the themes of the poem: praise of the Trinity; the motif of divine nourishment for body and soul; moderation in diet and behaviour; the narrative of Daniel in the lions' den, ... More


On the Vice of Sentimentality: Androcles and the Lion and Some Extraordinary Adventures in the Desert Fathers

Catherine Osborne

in Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199282067
eISBN:
9780191712944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282067.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter investigates the notion of sentimentality and the vice of excessive sentimental attachment. It reviews a number of fables from the classical tradition and from the stories of the desert ... More


Hephaestion’s Pyre and the Royal Hunt of Alexander

Olga Palagia

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

After the death of Alexander the Great of Macedon, a series of monuments depicting him hunting a lion along with one or more companions began to appear on the Greek mainland. In Asia during that ... More


The Matter of Just Memory: Providential History in Middle English Romance

Andrew King

in The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores the intertextuality of a selection of Middle English romances — King Horn, Havelok, Of Arthour and of Merlin, Richard Coeur de Lion Sir Brevis of Hampton, and ... More


Shelley and the Lion in the Path

Jonathan Bate

in Shakespeare and the English Romantic Imagination

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129943
eISBN:
9780191671883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129943.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In one of his works, E. J. Trelawny illustrates how Mary Shelley, while transcribing one of Byron's plays, was able to express how Byron had not been able to appropriately exude drama as his approach ... More


The Swamp Aesthetic: James Kirke Paulding's Frontiersman and the American Melodrama of Wonder

Matthew Rebhorn

in Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751303
eISBN:
9780199932559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751303.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Drama

At the same time as Forrest's Metamora, the frontiersman Wildfire in James Kirke Paulding's drama The Lion of the West (1829) also played a key role in dismantling the kind of performance that led to ... More


Going East: Friends and Enemies

Michael David-Fox

in Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921–1941

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794577
eISBN:
9780199932245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794577.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter contrasts the Soviet relationship with prominent visitors who were ideological sympathizers with little-known, covert Soviet outreach to far-right nationalists, German “National ... More


Snow White and Baby Bella

Nicholas P. Money

in Mushroom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732562
eISBN:
9780199918515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732562.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Research on the use of robots to pick mushrooms has shown some promise, but, for now, modern practices in mushroom cultivation remain as labor intensive as the original methods developed in the ... More


Louis: The French Prince Who Invaded England

Catherine Hanley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217452
eISBN:
9780300221640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217452.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In 1215 a group of English barons, dissatisfied with the weak and despicable King John, decided that they needed a new monarch. They wanted a strong, experienced man, of royal blood, and they found ... More


“The Famous Christmas Truce”: The First World War and the Christmas Truce, 1960–1969

Terri Blom Crocker

in The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166155
eISBN:
9780813166650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166155.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the late 1950s and the 1960s, the orthodox narrative of the First World War began to coalesce around the “futile-and-senseless” view, which had previously been merely one strand in the conflict’s ... More


Abject Insanity, Madness Sublime

Sylvia Huot

in Madness in Medieval French Literature: Identities Found and Lost

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252121
eISBN:
9780191719110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252121.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the ways that medieval texts negotiate the line distinguishing madness from greatness, which may take the form of heroism or sanctity. The anxiety associated with the ... More


Handbook of BRICS and Emerging Economies

PB Anand, Shailaja Fennell, and Flavio Comim (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198827535
eISBN:
9780191866395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827535.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There are considerable variations in the extent to which growth has improved the position of the poor. In all cases except one the incomes of the poorest have improved over the periods for which data ... More


Pinniped Diversity, Evolution, and Adaptations

Annalisa Berta

in Return to the Sea: The Life and Evolutionary Times of Marine Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270572
eISBN:
9780520951440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270572.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The origin and evolutionary history of pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and walruses) is traced in this chapter. Also covered are their adaptations—major structural and functional innovations such as ... More


Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology

Malcolm Gordon (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240247
eISBN:
9780520930636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240247.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

We are living in the early stages of a looming worldwide extinction crisis. Abundant evidence shows that the current rate of species extinctions is nearing its highest level since the asteroid ... More


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