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Gnostic Apocalypse

O’Regan, Cyril.  gnostic apocalypse:  jacob boehme’s haunted narrative Boehme is the site of the gnostic return to the modern world (ix).  CR hints that Milbank is also credited with the gnostic return (2). The discourse is “haunted” in the sense … Continue reading

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Edmund Spenser Reviews, Faerie Queene

Edmund Spenser structured his allegory around the Aristotelian virtues. Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves This is a modernized version of Book 1 of the Faerie Queene. Roy Maynard ought to be commended for aiding us in reading Spenser. Personally, I … Continue reading

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The Art of Memory

Yates, Frances. The Art of Memory. Dame France Yates’ treatise starts off innocently enough: “Orderly arrangement is essential for good memory” (Yates 17). So the ancients thought. The ars memoria by itself is neutral. Yates advances the thesis that Renaissance thinkers … Continue reading

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Frame: Early Modern Thought

This is the densest chapter so far and represents the thrust of the book.  Frame’s text is lighter on early and medieval thought and more weighted towards the modern era.  Not a criticism.  Just an observation. Thesis: The two renaissance … Continue reading

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