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The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor

Torstein Tollefsen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237142
eISBN:
9780191717321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237142.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

St Maximus the Confessor (580–662) is an influential Byzantine thinker. The book is a study of the basic features of his thought, his philosophical theology or metaphysics. The term ‘Christocentric ... More


A Primer for Dynamical Systems

Kevin S. McCann

in Food Webs (MPB-50)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134178
eISBN:
9781400840687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134178.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter introduces the reader to some of the main conceptual ideas behind dynamical systems theory from the perspective of an experimentalist. It first considers the qualitative approaches used ... More


Consumer-Resource Dynamics: Building Consumptive Food Webs

Kevin S. McCann

in Food Webs (MPB-50)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134178
eISBN:
9781400840687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134178.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the dynamics of consumer–resource interaction, one of the fundamental building blocks of food webs. In particular, it considers how consumer–resource systems that are ... More


Heaven Heard and Seen: Swedenborg

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Swedenborg aims vividly to describe his encounters with angels in the various “heavens” he claims to have visited. His heavens and hells might be called “real,” in that they correspond to ... More


Writings on Theory

William C. Chittick

in The Heart of Islamic Philosophy: The Quest for Self-Knowledge in the Teachings of Afdal al-Din Kashani

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139136
eISBN:
9780199834075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139135.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Includes translations of 10 essays, several quatrains, 4 complete treatises, and excerpts from two others. The first treatise, Makings and Ornaments of Well‐Provisioned Kings, provides a mirror for ... More


Microbial biodiversity and ecosystem functioning under controlled conditions and in the wild

Thomas Bell, Mark O. Gessner, Robert I. Griffiths, Jennie R. McLaren, Peter J. Morin, Marcel van der Heijden, and Wim H. van der Putten

in Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547951
eISBN:
9780191720345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547951.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Primary production and decomposition by microbial communities underpins the functioning of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Microbial communities also provide economically important services such ... More


Medicine

Cathy Gutierrez

in Plato's Ghost: Spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388350
eISBN:
9780199866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388350.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Spiritualist writings about health and the body. For a movement that was otherworldly in its focus, Spiritualists were extremely interested in medicine and many, including ... More


Corporeality and the Cosmos

Adam G. Cooper

in The Body in St Maximus the Confessor: Holy Flesh, Wholly Deified

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199275700
eISBN:
9780191602399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927570X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Why did God create the universe? How does it exist independently of the divine essence? Is matter essential or incidental in the cosmic economy? In what way are body and soul both one and distinct? ... More


The Body/House Cosmogram

Mary Douglas

in Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265237
eISBN:
9780191602054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265232.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Continues with the analysis of the structure of the Book of Leviticus that was started in the Ch. 5. Its literary scheme and the annual ritual cycle of the priests in the tabernacle both celebrate ... More


Introduction

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith

in Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226540887
eISBN:
9780226553405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553405.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

The introduction describes briefly the general format and contents of the manuscript, as well as its title. The name of the author remains unknown. After its acquisition in 2002 by the Bodleian ... More


A Welcoming Soil: Isamic Humoralism on the Malay Peninsula

Charles Leslie and Allan Young

in Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520073173
eISBN:
9780520910935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520073173.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explores Islamic humoralism on the Malay Peninsula. Although Islam was successfully implanted in Malaya, and Islamic concepts are used by Malays to interpret and reinterpret empirical ... More


At Home in the City: First-Class Urban Hotels, 1850–1915

Catherine Cocks

in Doing the Town: The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227460
eISBN:
9780520926493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227460.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains that most Americans wealthy enough to travel for pleasure in the mid-nineteenth century stayed only at the best city hotels, for lodging at a “first-class” hostelry was “a ... More


Living on the Edge: The Human Person as “Frontier Being” and Microcosm

W. Norris Clarke, SJ

in The Creative Retrieval of Saint Thomas Aquinas: Essays in Thomistic Philosophy, New and Old

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229284
eISBN:
9780823236671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229284.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter proposes a creative retrieval of an interconnected pair of ancient ideas of what it means to be a human being and have a place in the cosmos. The first of this pair of ideas is that of ... More


Intelligence as Cause: Philebus 27c–31b

Hendrik Lorenz

in Plato's Philebus: A Philosophical Discussion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198803386
eISBN:
9780191841583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803386.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the text examined in Chapter 6, Socrates and Protarchus assign the life that combines intelligence and pleasure to the mixed kind (27d); and Socrates and Philebus assign the unmixed life of ... More


Southern Appalachian Montage: Reviewing Books across Regions (A Collection)

Casey Clabough

in Inhabiting Contemporary Southern and Appalachian Literature: Region and Place in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041735
eISBN:
9780813043944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041735.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter functions as a concluding microcosm—a subregion, if you will—of this section on region and place. In addition to bringing to light some deserving 21st century writers this book otherwise ... More


Woman as World: The Female Microcosm / Macrocosm in Shakespeare and Donne

Lynn Maxwell

in This Distracted Globe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270286
eISBN:
9780823270323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270286.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at the trope of the microcosm/macrocosm as it is applied to women, particularly in Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, his Rape of Lucrece, and various works of Donne, most especially ... More


Mujūn is a Crazy Game

Emily Selove

in Hikayat Abi al-Qasim: A Literary Banquet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474402316
eISBN:
9781474418782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402316.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on the chess game in the Ḥikāya, using it to advance a definition of the literary genre of mujūnas a kind of game. In exploring the nonsense and topsy-turvy language in the ... More


The Cosmic Crasher

Emily Selove

in Hikayat Abi al-Qasim: A Literary Banquet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474402316
eISBN:
9781474418782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402316.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter delves deeper into Ab016B l-Qāsim's status as a microcosm, reading him as representing the paradoxical joining of the opposite figures of Satan and the Prophet Muḥammad. It shows that ... More


The Riddle of Recognition

Sarah Kay

in Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436739
eISBN:
9780226436876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226436876.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter addresses the distinction between a readily observable similarity and one that requires effort to divine; both are invoked by bestiaries, but allegory particularly underlines the value ... More


Ancient Architects

Wolfgang E. Krumbein and Celeste A. Asikainen

in Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015394
eISBN:
9780262312462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter is concerned with the landscapes that were still formed in part and were occupied by microbial masters. It limits the discussion to specific temperate-zone aquatic communities of oolitic ... More


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