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Modern Language Quarterly (2024) 85 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2024
... Copyright © 2024 by University of Washington 2024 Blaise Pascal G. W. F. Hegel Ludwig Wittgenstein Christian apologetics dialectics We’ve always had two Pascals, apologetic and unapologetic. With rare exceptions, historically and philologically responsible commentators side...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (1): 121–131.
Published: 01 March 1969
... internal and external events of the sixty-three years of Coleridge’s life, in inter- preting his voluminous writings from his early political journalism to his late Christian apologetics, Bate seems to be applying the principles of Method that Coleridge valued, particularly those of “unity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (1): 28–35.
Published: 01 March 1954
... frequently the wolf sentences the lamb. In all matters of conduct and judgment, there is a reversal of Christian values : the bad becomes the good, or at least the desired ; the fool becomes the wise man, or at least the admired. Constant is every man’s love for himself and for “Queen hfoney...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (4): 501–502.
Published: 01 December 1951
... and technological advances of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries ; that, indeed, the concept pervaded Christian thought both in the era of primitive Christianity and throughout the Middle Ages; and that, when understanding of natural process and control of natural forces made possible...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (4): 614–615.
Published: 01 December 1965
... will have solutions vouchsafed to her that will not be granted to scholars who make deliberate and rational aggressions on the truth. It is because the ballads admit one into “an archaic world of feeling,” pre-Christian, pre-Calvin, pre-industrial, that Muir principally values them. She...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (2): 196–199.
Published: 01 June 1981
..., Coleridge, and Scott lay behind the close interlinking of religion and poetry, but it was given distinctive form by specific theological principles. Keble, whose early writings on poetry occur well before the initiation of the Movement, and whose volume The Christian Year inaugurated Tractarian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (2): 154–191.
Published: 01 June 1986
...; James Mill, John Stuart Mill, and Alexander Bain; William James and James Ward; Newman’s Christian apologetics; the criticism of Coleridge and Arnold. “Belief” fell under intense scrutiny during the second half of the nineteenth century when the historical sciences and Darwinism were...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (4): 380–381.
Published: 01 December 1954
... states that one of Mann’s essays on Goethe-presumably the “Phantasie” is meant-furnishes to some extent a con- soling ending to Doktor Faustus (p. 91). The “lesson” of the book, he holds, is that Germany can be saved only if “Christian freedom can be transformed into civic freedom” (p...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (4): 506–508.
Published: 01 December 1967
... mother hatred and birth traumas that mark Rimbaud’s deeply Christian experience: “Lc Bateau iure is a complete intellectual and spiritual autobiography. All of Rimbaud’s past is in it, as we11 as the general lines of his future” (p. 30). The mother hatred, which Fowlie documents at many...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (1): 93–96.
Published: 01 March 1981
..., a “lay ap- proach to religion” (p. 5). They are all anticlerical, stress the importance of “common quiet,” and argue that the main points of the Christian faith are “few and plain.” But in a footnote these sixteen titles shrink to nine clear examples (pp. 163-64, n. 12). Of these, four postdate...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (4): 381–386.
Published: 01 December 1954
... expressed in the novel. Thus he states that one of Mann’s essays on Goethe-presumably the “Phantasie” is meant-furnishes to some extent a con- soling ending to Doktor Faustus (p. 91). The “lesson” of the book, he holds, is that Germany can be saved only if “Christian freedom can be transformed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 184–187.
Published: 01 June 1955
... with arguments which are more “parti- pris” than objective information (p. 58 : “Christian morality” ; p. 64 : “Diderot . . does not take into account .’I). There are rare moments when one feels suddenly that somehow over the years Mr. Crocker has dulled his first...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Christopher Braider Abstract Students of seventeenth-century French drama offer oddly truncated readings of Jean Rotrou’s Véritable Saint Genest . Fascinated by the play within a play in which the eponymous saint is converted to a Christian martyr’s faith by performing a Christian martyr’s role...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (2): 158–167.
Published: 01 June 1971
... Schupp (1610-1661) and the Catholic priest Abraham 2 Sancta Clara (1644-1709), have an uncanny affinity of intent. This in- tent may be the common denominator of the baroque phenomenon. It is a result of the didacticism which arose from medieval Christianity with its antithetical juxtaposition...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (3): 263–269.
Published: 01 September 1945
... to perceive his own worth to Charles’ and Christianity’s cause, he has thrown himself away needlessly and deprived Charlemagne of his services. He had thought to avoid shame and criticism; he has brought dishonor on France by his waste of his own and twenty thousand Franks’ lives. Moreover...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (2): 284–291.
Published: 01 June 1969
... doctrine, Jordan opposes himself to the conceptual reductions of the Robertsonians. since medieval Christianity posits a rationally structured cosmic hierarchy whose parts are meaningfully disposed along the ascending way to God: FRANCIS LEE UTLEY...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 March 1964
...- sented if we include only apologetical writings and exclude “The Pro- fession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar’’ (in Bmile) and Letters from the Mountain, in both of which Rousseau insists that he is persecuted be- cause he is an unorthodox Christian, for in these works, as well as in Tom Paine’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (1): 29–66.
Published: 01 March 2013
... concerning Natural Religion (1779), it uses the structure of dramatic dialogue to reproduce with energy and accuracy religious positions that were fundamentally opposed. Religio Laici  is a work of Christian apologetics; yet a degree of skepticism adheres to the form: witness the difficulty critics...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (1): 43–49.
Published: 01 March 1956
... pointed out that, although Christians must not ordinarily use “guileful policie,” the Bible warrants its use when there is “so good a way with so little blood to take speedie vengeance of God’s enemies.”8 Lodowick Lloyd collected biblical stratagems into a book, The Stratagems of Jerusalem...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (3): 240–256.
Published: 01 September 1972
... with Genius. Instead of being a proper priest of courtly love, he persists in setting his tales of sins of love side by side with stories that have nothing to do with courtly passion-sto- ries with an unmistakably Christian moral. Also, there are those educa- tional digressions. And worst of all, he...