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For God and Empire

Simon Goldhill

in Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149844
eISBN:
9781400840076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149844.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the Victorian conceptualization of history and of the historical novel as a genre of fiction by situating novels of the Roman Empire within four interconnected polemical ... More


The Political Work of a Spiritual Text: Sarah Wight, Henry Jessey, and The exceeding Riches of Grace

Susan Wiseman

in Conspiracy and Virtue: Women, Writing, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205127
eISBN:
9780191709579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205127.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter investigates the political implications of women's involvement in sectarian writing in the later years of the 1640s. The material discussed — printed writings — carries the discussion of ... More


John Feckenham and Tudor Religious Controversies

Philippa Tudor

in The Cloister and the World: Essays in Medieval History in Honour of Barbara Harvey

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204404
eISBN:
9780191676246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204404.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter describes the involvement of John Feckenham in religious controversies in Tudor England. Feckenham is best known as the abbot of the restored Benedictine community at Westminster from ... More


Catholics Writing the Nation in Early Modern Britain and Ireland

Christopher Highley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533404
eISBN:
9780191714726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533404.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book interrogates standard narratives about national identity in early modern England by examining the ways Catholics from the reign of Mary Tudor to the early 17th century contested and shaped ... More


Pastoral Forms and Religious Reform in Spenser and Shakespeare

Karen Nelson

in Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive Opposites

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079627
eISBN:
9781781701058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079627.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses religious reform and pastoral forms in the works of Shakespeare and Spenser. It determines that, when placed beside each other, these two concepts show the complexity of ... More


Repeal

Ian Bostridge

in Witchcraft and its Transformations c.1650–c.1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206538
eISBN:
9780191677205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206538.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the repeal of witchcraft statutes in England during the 1930s. It explains that the relevant context for the repeal in 1736 was not a putative spirit of legislative reform, but ... More


Conclusion

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England: Theological Debate from Locke to Burke

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269427
eISBN:
9780191683640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269427.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the English Enlightenment. It investigated the religious controversies during this period and suggested that the traditional and ... More


Religious Controversy and Ritual-Politics: Problems of Translation

C.S. Adcock

in The Limits of Tolerance: Indian Secularism and the Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199995431
eISBN:
9780199346417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199995431.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 revisits the nineteenth-century culture of debate that scholars have treated under the rubric of “religious controversy.” In order to make visible the work of translation that was required ... More


Small Consolations: Songe de Platon, Histoire des voyages de Scarmentado, and Les Deux Consolés

ROGER PEARSON

in The Fables of Reason: A Study of Voltaire's Contes Philosophiques

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158806
eISBN:
9780191673375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158806.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Prior to the publication of Candide in 1759, there was an eight-year period in which none of Voltaire's works emerged, with the sole exceptions of the Songe de Platon, Histoire des voyages de ... More


Schism as Politics

Roy Gottfried

in Joyce's Misbelief

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031675
eISBN:
9780813038506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031675.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Joyce's use of his misbelief to assert a brand of national identity that served as a model for the Ireland he sought to express through his apostasy. Along with the artistic ... More


Augustinian Case Studies

Katrin Ettenhuber

in Donne's Augustine: Renaissance Cultures of Interpretation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199609109
eISBN:
9780191729553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609109.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter outlines some of the most characteristic ways in which Donne absorbs, digests, and reworks Augustine's texts by presenting a series of case studies. It falls into two halves. The first ... More


Introduction

Freya Sierhuis

in The Literature of the Arminian Controversy: Religion, Politics and the Stage in the Dutch Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198749738
eISBN:
9780191814037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749738.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The introduction outlines the current debates on religion, politics, and print culture in the Dutch Republic, and places these within a wider context of recent developments in early modern ... More


Varieties of Religious Publishing, 1800–50

Heidi Hansson

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter surveys religious publications in Ireland in the first half of the nineteenth century. The British Library, then a division of the British Museum, was the central depository for Irish ... More


Conclusion

Freya Sierhuis

in The Literature of the Arminian Controversy: Religion, Politics and the Stage in the Dutch Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198749738
eISBN:
9780191814037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749738.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The conclusion places the findings of the book in a wider chronological perspective, and argues for the shaping influence of the Arminian controversy on Dutch Golden Age Culture. It argues that the ... More


Perceptions of Christian Antiquity

Jean-Louis Quantin

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume 1: Reformation and Identity c.1520-1662

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199639731
eISBN:
9780191836695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639731.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

In the sixteenth century, the Church of England adopted the Protestant doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture. Christian antiquity was appealed to in religious controversies, but this appeal was ... More


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