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The Gothic and Death

Carol Margaret Davison (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The gothic and death is the first ever published study to investigate how the multifarious strands of the Gothic and the concepts of death, dying, mourning, and memorialization – what the Editor ... More


The Role of Death in the Ladder of Divine Ascent and the Greek Ascetic Tradition

Jonathan L. Zecher

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198724940
eISBN:
9780191792458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724940.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book introduces readers to John Climacus’ Ladder of Divine Ascent, a seventh-century monastic text of spiritual direction written in the tradition of Chalcedonian Christianity. Engagement with ... More


Introduction

Nancy Mandeville Caciola

in Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702617
eISBN:
9781501703478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702617.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter situates death and the afterlife as a springboard for an inquiry into how cultural attitudes shifted, diverged, and overlapped through varying contexts and social strata. It ... More


Biblical and Philosophical Foundations

Jonathan L. Zecher

in The Role of Death in the Ladder of Divine Ascent and the Greek Ascetic Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198724940
eISBN:
9780191792458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724940.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter examines the roots of ascetic engagement with death. From biblical material monastics took the vocabulary of death, dying, and judgment. Biblical material also provided ideas of the ... More


The Ladder of Divine Ascent: Death Makes the Christian

Jonathan L. Zecher

in The Role of Death in the Ladder of Divine Ascent and the Greek Ascetic Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198724940
eISBN:
9780191792458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724940.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter examines the memory and practice of death in the Ladder in light of the literature surveyed. Beginning with a re-examination of death scenes in Desert literature, it argues that Climacus ... More


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