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The Theological Origins of Humanism

Jens Zimmermann

in Humanism and Religion: A Call for the Renewal of Western Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697755
eISBN:
9780191738159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697755.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter locates the origin of humanistic ideals in Christian anthropology, particularly the Christological interpretation of the imago Dei and traces the impact of this teaching from patristic ... More


Milton and the Ineffable

Noam Reisner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199572625
eISBN:
9780191721892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572625.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book offers a comprehensive reassessment of Milton's poetic oeuvre in light of the literary and conceptual problem posed by Milton's sustained attempt to put into words that which is unsayable ... More


Leon Battista Alberti and the Redirection of Renaissance Humanism: Italian Lecture

Martin Mclaughlin

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the role of Leon Battista Alberti on the redirection of Renaissance humanism given at the British Academy's 2009 Italian Lecture. This text explains ... More


Introduction

Ann Moss

in Renaissance Truth and the Latin Language Turn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249879
eISBN:
9780191697838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249879.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Renaissance humanism and introduces several concepts that are used throughout the different chapters in the book. Humanism, for example, is defined as an intellectual endeavour ... More


Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Mark Jurdjevic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Guardians of Republicanism analyses the political and intellectual history of Renaissance Florence—republican and princely—by focusing on five generations of the Valori family, each of ... More


Renaissance Posthumanism

Joseph Campana and Scott Maisano (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269556
eISBN:
9780823269594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269556.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This collection of essays argues that contemporary “critical posthumanisms,” even as they distance themselves from particular iconic representations of the Renaissance (e.g. Leonardo da Vinci’s ... More


Primitivism, Patristics, and Polemic in Protestant Visions of Early Christianity

Euan Cameron

in Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199594795
eISBN:
9780191741494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594795.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Literature

In Continental Protestantism, the history of the Church acquired vital explanatory importance for the theological justification of the movement. Protestant thought argued that for 1,000 years before ... More


Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book explores the reception of Augustine of Hippo in the European Reformations. In this religious revolution Augustine was a highly contested authority, with different parties assimilating his ... More


2. Humanist Origins

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Not the study of antiquity in isolation but the ideal of a seamless unity of classicism and Christianity is what made Johannes Reuchlin's humanist perspective compelling to the scholars and students ... More


Introduction

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces the reader to Augustine of Hippo and his varied reception in the long sixteenth century. It explains the aims, scope, and organization of the book and situates its main ... More


Renaissance humanism and ethnicity before race: The Irish and the English in the seventeenth century

Ian Campbell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719088360
eISBN:
9781781706022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088360.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Inspired both by debates about the origins of the modern ideology of race and also by controversy over the place of Ireland and the Irish in theories of empire in the early modern Atlantic world, ... More


The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace

Brian Cummings

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187356
eISBN:
9780191674709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187356.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book examines the place of literature in the Reformation, considering both how arguments about biblical meaning and literary interpretation influenced the new theology, and how developments in ... More


Reading for Pleasure: Disaster and Digression in the First Renaissance Commentary on Lucretius

Gerard Passannante

in Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794959
eISBN:
9780199949694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794959.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, European History: BCE to 500CE

Gerard Passannante’s contribution, “Reading for Pleasure: Disaster and Digression in the First Renaissance Commentary on Lucretius,” explores the reception of Epicurean pleasure in ... More


Epilogue

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Proceeding from two skeptical assessments of Augustine's authority in the Reformation by the Enlightenment philosophes Voltaire and Edward Gibbon, this epilogue explores the implications of ... More


The Christian Humanism of John Calvin

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Re-Envisioning Christian Humanism: Education and the Restoration of Humanity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198778783
eISBN:
9780191823961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778783.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter delineates Calvin’s Christian humanism for those who are perplexed by this label for Calvin, because they either equate humanism with secular humanism, or they cannot fathom how this ... More


Reconstructing Irish Catholic History after the Reformation

Salvador Ryan

in Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199594795
eISBN:
9780191741494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594795.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the efforts made by Irish Catholic writers of the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to reconstruct the history of the Irish Christian past. This was undertaken both to ... More


Distinct Roles for Scholastic Method and Cultured Eloquence

Theodore G. Van Raalte

in Antoine de Chandieu: The Silver Horn of Geneva's Reformed Triumvirate

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190882181
eISBN:
9780190882211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882181.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of scholarship regarding humanism and scholastic method in the early-modern period, then focuses on developments in scholastic method in the Swiss ... More


Redefining Ius to Restore Justice: The Centrality of Ius Gentium in Humanist Jurisprudence

Susan Longfield Karr

in Reassessing Legal Humanism and its Claims: Petere Fontes?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781474408851
eISBN:
9781474418522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408851.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Departing from narratives that dominate the history of political and legal thought, this chapter argues that it is necessary to reassess the contribution of legal humanism to the history and ... More


Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism

James Hankins

in Re-Envisioning Christian Humanism: Education and the Restoration of Humanity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198778783
eISBN:
9780191823961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778783.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Focussing on the work of the Italian humanist Marsilio Ficino, this chapter provides crucial historical and cultural context for understanding the character of Renaissance humanism. Reacting to the ... More


Critical International Theory in Historical Mode

Richard Devetak

in Critical International Theory: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198823568
eISBN:
9780191862182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823568.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter recovers a neglected, namely, historical mode of theorizing in an effort to reorient critical international theory. As critical international theories have become more meta-theoretical ... More


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