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From Paganism to Christianity

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Franks, or any other Germanic people, were not pagan one day and Christian the next; this simple solution does no justice to the texts and is overthrown by archaeological evidence. Fifth‐century ... More


 The Planets

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Lewis was interested in the medieval heavens both from an academic and an imaginative perspective. The pagan gods, to his mind, were aesthetically beautiful and also apologetically useful, and ... More


Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books VIII and IX

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688546
eISBN:
9781800343016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688546.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This edition of St. Augustine's The City of God (De Civitate Dei) is the only one in English to provide a text and translation as well as a detailed commentary of this most influential document in ... More


Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books VI and VII

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688782
eISBN:
9781800343009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688782.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This edition of St. Augustine's The City of God (De Civitate Dei) is the only one in English to provide a text and translation as well as a detailed commentary of this most influential document in ... More


Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books I and XII

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687525
eISBN:
9781800342989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687525.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This edition of Books I & II of St. Augustine's The City of God (De Civitate Dei) is the only edition in English to provide a text and translation as well as a detailed commentary of this most ... More


Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Book X

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688492
eISBN:
9781800342972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688492.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This edition of St. Augustine's The City of God (De Civitate Dei) is the only one in English to provide a text and translation as well as a detailed commentary of this most influential document in ... More


End-songs: final vistas of Spenser and Shakespeare

Robert Lanier Reid

in Renaissance Psychologies: Spenser and Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526109170
eISBN:
9781526121134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109170.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Does Spenser’s Mutabilitie Songcomplete his epic,or point to a more transcendent scope in its final half?It derogates the pagan gods; itreforms the titan Mutability (unlike the discarded demon-titans ... More


Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books XI and XII

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688720
eISBN:
9781800343023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688720.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In books I–V of De Civitate Dei, St. Augustine rejects the claim that worship of the pagan gods had brought success in this life, and in books VI–X, the prospect of a happy afterlife. In books ... More


Conclusion: Sex, Sin, and Salvation

Elizabeth Archibald

in Incest and the Medieval Imagination

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112099
eISBN:
9780191708497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112099.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Incest seems an ever-present danger in medieval literature, although it can be absolved by repentance and grace. The genetic consequences of inbreeding are ignored: children of incest are usually ... More


Other Worlds: Chaucer’s Classicism

Alastair Minnis

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chaucer’s classicism is as much about the present as it is about the past. It accommodates, indeed enables, a remarkable degree of cultural relativism, which is reluctant to resort to simplistic ... More


Morality & Sociability

Larry F. Norman

in The Shock of the Ancient: Literature and History in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226591483
eISBN:
9780226591506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591506.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In the view of the Moderns, the indecency of the pagan gods exposes more than the purely intellectual and spiritual errors arising from the ancients' misapprehension of divine nature. The scandal of ... More


Gladstone and Homer

David Bebbington

in Gladstone Centenary Essays

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239253
eISBN:
9781846313202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239253.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the reasons why Gladstone took up Homeric studies and attempts to bring out the significance of the substantial shift in his views. One reason for Gladstone's study of Homer is ... More


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