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The Dutch Enlightenment and the Distant Calvin

Ernestine van der Wall

in Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751846
eISBN:
9780199914562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Calvin was practically absent from Dutch theology of the eighteenth century. Even those Reformed theologians who defended old orthodoxies tended to define their thought in relation to the Synod of ... More


Spiritual History: A Reading of William Blake's Vala or The Four Zoas

Andrew Lincoln

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183143
eISBN:
9780191673948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183143.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

William Blake's The Four Zoas is one of the most challenging poems in the English language, and one of the most profound. It is also one of the least read of the major poetic narratives of the ... More


Introduction: What Is Military Enlightenment?

Christy Pichichero

in The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709296
eISBN:
9781501709654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709296.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The introduction presents the book’ argument: from the late seventeenth through the eighteenth century, the seemingly antipodal phenomena of war and enlightenment were inextricably connected in a ... More


The French Enlightenment, Epidemiology, and Public Health

Mervyn Susser and Zena Stein

in Eras in Epidemiology: The Evolution of Ideas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300666
eISBN:
9780199863754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300666.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses advances in method applied to enumerating disease distributions through the 18th century. In France late in that century, the Enlightenment, followed by the climactic French ... More


The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon

Christy Pichichero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709296
eISBN:
9781501709654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709296.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon, tells a new story of enlightenment happening in what seems the least likely of spaces: those of war, ... More


Systems of Life: Biopolitics, Economics, and Literature on the Cusp of Modernity

Richard A. Barney and Warren Montag (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281725
eISBN:
9780823284870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281725.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Systems of Life offers a wide-ranging revaluation of the emergence of biopolitics in Europe from the mid– eighteenth to the mid–nineteenth century. In staging an encounter among literature, political ... More


History

Francis D. Cogliano

in Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624997
eISBN:
9780748670697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624997.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter considers Thomas Jefferson's understanding of history. It considers Jefferson's study of history and what he understood the purpose of historical study to be. It places Jefferson's ... More


Awakenings:: A Cultural History

Thomas DeGloma

in Seeing the Light: The Social Logic of Personal Discovery

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226175744
eISBN:
9780226175911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226175911.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

When individuals tell awakening stories, they weigh in on cultural disputes over truth and meaning that emerged during various historical eras and evolved through time. This chapter sketches a ... More


A Pathway to Freedom

Daniel Philpott

in Religious Freedom in Islam: The Fate of a Universal Human Right in the Muslim World Today

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190908188
eISBN:
9780190908218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908188.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter argues that the Catholic Church’s long historical road to religious freedom serves as a template for an Islamic pathway to religious freedom. The Church’s pathway, culminating in the ... More


Progressive Radicalism before the Left

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

in Wrong Turnings: How the Left Got Lost

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226505749
eISBN:
9780226505916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226505916.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter concentrates on European ideas in the period from 1381 to 1789, noting that many early revolts appealed to religion for justification. Some called for communal ownership, but typically ... More


Reasonable Religion

Matthew Engelke

in God's Agents: Biblical Publicity in Contemporary England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520280465
eISBN:
9780520957107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280465.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Chapter 6 broadens the view into the public sphere by turning to Theos’s engagement with one of the most vexed legacies of the post-Enlightenment secular settlement: the relationship between religion ... More


Wrong Turnings: How the Left Got Lost

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226505749
eISBN:
9780226505916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226505916.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The Left is deeply divided. Some Left parties have acquiesced with the ideology of neoliberalism and lost much of their distinctive identity. Others have embraced Left populism, offering seemingly ... More


Religion as Critique: Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace

Irfan Ahmad

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635095
eISBN:
9781469635101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635095.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Irfan Ahmad makes the far-reaching argument that potent systems and modes for self-critique as well as critique of others are inherent in Islam—indeed, critique is integral to its fundamental tenets ... More


Julia Kristeva: Strangers to Ourselves: The Hope of the Singular

Richard Kearney

in Debates in Continental Philosophy: Conversations with Contemporary Thinkers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223176
eISBN:
9780823235155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223176.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

As a European, Julia Kristeva considers herself a cosmopolitan. She learned French at an early stage, even before her Bulgarian studies. She ... More


Roger L. Emerson, Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities (Edinburgh, 2008), xii, 638 pp

Roger A. Mason

in History of Universities: Volume XXVI/1

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199652068
eISBN:
9780191804694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199652068.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reviews the book Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities (2008), by Roger L. Emerson. Emerson offers an account of the ... More


The Original Evil and the Original Sin

Ronald Paulson

in Sin and Evil: Moral Values in Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120141
eISBN:
9780300135206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120141.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter illustrates the problem posed by hell that remained an issue during the Enlightenment. It was a place where sin was punished with evils, and the evils were imposed by sinners whose ... More


Teachers of the People: Political Education in Rousseau, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Mill

Dana Villa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226467498
eISBN:
9780226467528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467528.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Teachers of the People returns to the moment in history when “the people” first appeared on the stage of modern European politics. That moment—the era just before and after the French Revolution—led ... More


“I Hugged Myself”: First-Person Narration as an Agential Act in Octavia Butler’s “The Evening and the Morning and the Night”

Florian Bast

in Black Intersectionalities: A Critique for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319389
eISBN:
9781781380901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319389.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter gives an introduction to the complex interrelation of agency and first-person narration in the works of Octavia Butler by way of her short story “The Evening and the Morning and the ... More


Socialism’s Wrong Responses to the Right Problems

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

in Wrong Turnings: How the Left Got Lost

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226505749
eISBN:
9780226505916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226505916.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter examines three early ‘utopian socialists,’ namely Claude-Henri de Saint-Simon, François Marie Charles Fourier and Robert Owen. Each attempted to justify their planned society on the ... More


Seven Ages of Early Music

Nick Wilson

in The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199939930
eISBN:
9780199369775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939930.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, History, Western

Chapter 2 provides a historical overview of the early music revival in Britain. Early Music’s pre-history (taking us to Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and France, in particular) is briefly ... More


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