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The Seven Deadly Sins and Shakespeare’s Jacobean Tragedies

Ronald Horton

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/9780719079627.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on the concept of the seven deadly sins, considering it as a track for the motivating vices in Shakespeare's tragedies after Hamlet. It studies Spenser's account of the seven ... More


The Action of Langland's Second Vision *

J.A. Burrow

in Essays on Medieval Literature

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198111870
eISBN:
9780191670657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198111870.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses what Langland did in his work Piers Plowman, which went through ten different visions. The second vision is where the poem's most famous episodes can be read, and these involve ... More


In Defense of Sentimentality

Robert C. Solomon

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy has as much to do with feelings as it does with thoughts and thinking. It requires sensitivity and a kind of devotion as well as curiosity about the world and a critical spirit. It is a ... More


The Evolution of Self-Control

Dennis L. Krebs

in The Origins of Morality: An Evolutionary Account

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199778232
eISBN:
9780199897261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778232.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter offers an account of the evolution of self-control. The capacity for self-control tends to increase as people grow older. Individual differences in self-control have been found to be ... More


Englishing the saints in Robert Mannyng’s Handlyng Synne

Kate Greenspan

in Sanctity As Literature In Late Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089701
eISBN:
9781526104243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089701.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

In his handbook for priests, Handlyng Synne, Robert Mannyng rewrites the lives of the saints in the exempla in order to ‘English’ them for his audience, appropriating formal as well as ... More


The Seven Deadly Sins: Meets

Wayne Glausser

in Something Old, Something New: Contemporary Entanglements of Religion and Secularity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190864170
eISBN:
9780190864200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864170.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on an old and a new approach to analyzing the seven deadly sins: Thomas Aquinas’s medieval theology, and contemporary cognitive science. As different as the two perspectives ... More


Dante on the Evil of Treachery: Narrative and Philosophy

Eleonore Stump

in Evil: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199915453
eISBN:
9780190248383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199915453.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Dante is a superb Thomist; and, in his Divine Comedy, he puts flesh on Aquinas’s sophisticated philosophical and theological views by means of an allegory with novelistic elements. In the Inferno, ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Patterson

in Representing Avarice in Late Renaissance France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198716518
eISBN:
9780191787225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716518.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

The Introduction sets out the rationale of this book. It presents the present study as a ‘backstory’ to Molière’s L’Avare, or, more accurately, as a pre-history to that work: an account of ‘what ... More


John Gower, Confessio amantis, 1386–1390

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0053
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Confessio amantis, a poem composed by John Gower around 1386–1390. Confessio amantis is primarily based on the seven deadly sins, exemplified by a series of tales drawn from ... More


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