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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (4): 407–410.
Published: 01 December 1984
... REVIEWS uses the idea of probability as a way of linking divers facets of the intellectual life of seventeenth-century England. Natural philosophy, religion, history, law, language and literature, all shared a concern for how truth could be established. Moreover, she argues, practitioners...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
... in Tauris , where she is spirited away. Copyright © 2018 by University of Washington 2018 Jean Rotrou French classical tragedy martyr drama history of theater history of religion The classical tragedians of seventeenth-century France are routinely said to have invented the modern stage...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 67–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Julie Stone Peters This essay attempts to offer a thick history of the turn-of-the-century ritual idea while identifying its relationship to a nexus of formations crucial to ideas about drama and to a variety of performance practices in the twentieth century. In the 1890s works on myth and ritual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 67–76.
Published: 01 March 1993
..., literary studies, studies in the history of religion-leave no doubt that it is one of the most vital aspects of present-day medieval- ism. With a zeal that must surely resemble that of the nineteenthcen- Bloch I Middle Ages 75 tury scholars discovering...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (3): 282–285.
Published: 01 September 1989
... of . Wordsworth’s other experimental poems) within the same hypothetical paradigm of human development and the reading of them within interre- lated anthropological discourses of ‘Wild Children and Savages,” “Primi- tive Encounters,” “the Natural History of Religion,” “Hysteria and Witch- craft...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (2): 149–166.
Published: 01 June 1977
... of Woolfs works. Taking as a starting point the book’s emphasis on the problem- atical significance of the moment, I shall consider, in succession, the enlarging contexts of history, religion, and art. Although other critics have discussed the roles of history, religion, and art in various ways...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (1): 115–122.
Published: 01 March 1941
... with a description of how the Christian hero, meaning Addison, died. Later Schoffler made a less extensive but fully convincing survey of conditions in Switzerland.2 Early in its history some dif- ferences began to develop within the Calvinistic religion. Calvin himself, less rigid than some...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (1): 31–53.
Published: 01 March 1995
... discredits his compatriots who promote such heresy. In addition to being about letters, the Essay continues Defoe’s polemic with Toland, who found in non-European cultural history evidence that established religions were the debased descendants of an original natural religion. Investigations...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (1): 29–66.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Prince is associate professor of English at Boston University. He is author of Philosophical Dialogue in the British Enlightenment (1996), as well as essays on eighteenth-century literary history, philosophy, genre theory, and college composition. His essay “The Eighteenth-Century Beauty Contest...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 349–372.
Published: 01 September 2017
... by Massumi Brian . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Borgeaud Philippe . 1983 . “ The Death of the Great Pan: The Problem of Interpretation .” History of Religions 22 , no. 3 : 254 – 83 . Brooks Cleanth , and Hardy John Edwards . 1951 . Poems of Mr. John...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (4): 345–382.
Published: 01 December 1994
... of the sorcerer as an analytical guide, albeit a vague and elusive one, I pro- pose to map out the links among anthropology, literary practice, and literary theory and criticism in the modern period. Eighteenth-century histories of religion conjoined the satanic, medieval sorcerer...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (2): 231–259.
Published: 01 June 1998
..., natural history, ethics, religion, and mysticism are at our disposal; a language emerges for which it is possible to reach into the depth of man and of nat~re.2~ While in this version the beneficial side of symbolic knowledge (its depth and universality) is praised, in the following...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 607–609.
Published: 01 December 2016
...) archly calls a “triumphalist history of the secular.” Jager follows Asad in outlining how secularizing reform wraps power in a language of neutrality: “I, too, argue that secularism is not primarily about religion but about the reform (or regulation, if you like) of what I call here ‘unquiet things’” (9...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 March 1964
... of the History of Man,) he declared that a revolution had been brought about “under the name, not of thy religion, that is of thy living concep- tion for the good of men, but of thy person and cross.”19 Lessing, the editor of Reimarus’ Wolfenbuttal Fragments, had often distinguished between...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (1): 41–55.
Published: 01 March 1952
... of its ~oundnessBelief in moral Provi- dence or a Divine Law-call it natural law, fate, predestination, or what you will-this, plus continual striving to discover and live by that law, is what religion meant to him.28 Far from abandoning religion for history, he wrote history...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (1): 39–56.
Published: 01 March 1951
... Arnold he found Ewald less offensive than Newman. Francis Newman, John Henry’s brother, gave to his Phases of Faith the subtitle “Passages from the History of My Creed.” In it he recounts the various phases in the development of his religion from Evangelical orthodoxy to a heterodoxy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 259–277.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Alison Wood “Cambridge English” and the uses of literature it implies proffer, still, an image central to our sense of the history of literary study. This essay explores the percolation of the discipline at a religiously reforming Cambridge. In the three decades before the inaugural...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 113–139.
Published: 01 June 2019
... . Novetzke Christian Lee . 2003 . “ Divining an Author: The Idea of Authorship in an Indian Religious Tradition .” History of Religions 42 , no. 3 : 213 – 42 . Pask Kevin . 2005 . The Emergence of the English Author: Scripting the Life of the Poet in Early Modern England . Cambridge...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (4): 301–303.
Published: 01 December 1956
... such works as De Z’origine des fables and L’Histoire des oracles, its author is plainly a precursor of the “philosophe” attitude toward religion. Fontenelle’s illustrations seem chosen less to elucidate the history of pre-Cornelian theater than to allow him to make derogatory remarks about...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 208–222.
Published: 01 September 1960
.... Arnold, was deeply affected by his reading of Niebuhr’s History of Rome; but, unlike Arnold, he felt that there was nothing wrong with submitting the evidence of religion to the same tests that Niebuhr had applied to secular subjects. Arnold wanted to restrict inquiry to questions...