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Margret Fetzer

itself, is suspected of being the first reason for God’s ‘ravishment’ of Anne’s soul. Only outside of that social frame, one may conclude, is religious devotion possible – which is why even today Catholic clerics are expected to remain celibates. The ‘Holy Sonnets’ as theatres of their own Through an interpretation of Donne’s ‘Holy Sonnets’ as ‘autotheatrical’, I would like to suggest a denominationally neutral reading of these poems. Although Donne refused to elevate theologically controversial points to the status of religious dogma (Roston, 2007: 176), there is no

in John Donne’s Performances
Howitt’s Journal and Douglas Jerrold’s Shilling Magazine
Rob Breton

necessary, reforms of ourselves.’ 8 Meteyard insists on a hard division between ‘sorts’ of Chartism, the kinds that seek self-reform and the kinds that seek the ‘destruction of what sort soever, pulling down parliament houses, sacking a city, or burning acts of parliament’. 9 Warning against the ‘sort of oratory’ that might inflame the people, she embraces a conditional Chartism by hardening the distinction between its ‘forms’: ‘this sort of Chartism is the offspring of popular ignorance; and had the governing class taught instead of quibbling over religious dogma

in The penny politics of Victorian popular fiction
Ulrike Ehret

‘satanic’ character of the Jews using the very authority of Christianity, the Bible, as proof. The central purpose of the Katechismuswahrheiten was therefore to explain such phrases and to justify the relationship between Christianity and Judaism. Its main argument intended to instruct the reader that ‘Christianity has never been a Jewish religion’.56 It was a deliberate and intelligent fusion of Rosenberg’s racial outlook and Catholic religious dogma: the faithful were called on to recognise Rosenberg’s errors in his own terminology, while the choice of the catechism as

in Church, nation and race
Richard Cleminson

essay on the ‘new sex morality’ pursued by anarchism. 234 At times, his pieces exuded a rather normative tone, as in his discussions of homosexuality, a desire that would be eliminated not through repression but by the bright curative lights of science, the destruction of religious dogma and the steadfast labours of those people of ‘sexualidad normal’. It was these members of a ‘phalanx’ of tenacious fighters who were ‘obligadas a aliviar la cruz de las [personas] que sustentan una sexualidad desviada’ (obliged to alleviate the cross borne by those that display

in Anarchism and eugenics
Narratives exploring relationships in modern British society
Nigel Mather

left one marriage because it was not an ‘equal match’, so we cannot know if they will stay together. The fact that they can joke about relationships going disastrously wrong might be seen as a positive note on which to end. Mark Kermode, in his review of the film, described this as a ‘bitter-sweet denouement’, which left him wondering if it ‘would have been better’ if this particular couple had ‘never met’. 93 If Disobedience shows a prospective couple parting at the close, torn apart by religious dogma and societal pressures, Loach and Paul Laverty’s film

in Sex and desire in British films of the 2000s