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Male and Female: Diachronic Exchanges

Raphael A. Cadenhead

in Body and Desire: Gregory of Nyssa's Ascetical Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297968
eISBN:
9780520970106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297968.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 8 highlights a new development in Gregory’s thinking: his immersion in the Song of Songs, with its descriptions of the virgin bride longing for her bridegroom, which allows him to view the ... More


Spiritual Maturation: Virginity and the Narrative of Progress

Raphael A. Cadenhead

in Body and Desire: Gregory of Nyssa's Ascetical Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297968
eISBN:
9780520970106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297968.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 7 is the first chapter in part C of the book, “Erotic Intimacy with Christ and the Maturation of Desire,” which sees the aging bishop, in the late phase of his literary career, retreat from ... More


An Equivocal Echo: Eugenio Montale

Peter Robinson

in Faces of the Infinite: Neoplatonism and Poetry at the Confluence of Africa, Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197267257
eISBN:
9780191965081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197267257.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Building on early encounters with a possible Neoplatonic echo in his poetics, this chapter explores how Montale adapted the ‘donna amata’ in Dante to an aesthetic wrestling with his times — the years ... More


Divine Powers and Cult Statues in Porphyry of Tyre

Irini-Fotini Viltanioti

in Divine Powers in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198767206
eISBN:
9780191821370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767206.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter investigates the role of powers in the fragments of Porphyry’s On Statues, which derive principally from Eusebius of Caesarea’s Praeparatio Evangelica. It argues that powers had a core ... More


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