Still, The Afterlife of Pope Joan is to be commended as a fascinating literary study and intellectual history, as it conveys the textual fate of a somewhat hapless figure whose virtue and learnedness
are overwhelmed by the sulfurous fumes said to engulf her, causing her to exclaim even in life, "By Hell, I scorch already" (146).
In Jewish law, those equipped to answer legal questions are not determined by education and degrees, but by learnedness
and community consensus.
This brief summary of the general argument cannot reveal the complexity and learnedness
of the arguments within each chapter.
56) Mary undoubtedly took on this role, placing herself firmly within her text and leaving the reader no doubt that these considered views were hers, based not only on her learnedness
but also her lived experience.
Chips, focus less on learnedness
than on ability to teach, to relate to others--an archetype which itself gets confounded, for example in the character of Wing Biddlebaum from Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio whose teachings of young people are misinterpreted by the town's fathers.
Both our traditions have depth of learnedness
and spiritual insight that only patient study and inner awareness can reveal.
The refinement and learnedness
of Mary, whose descent from an English earl on her mother's side establishes her credentials as a woman of "quality," reflect Child's own social proclivities.
Although a short and obscure passage from the text, it highlights one of the conventions of Black sermonizing and oratory that would later become recognized as a major part of Black evangelicalism that grew out of the syncretism between African oral tradition and Methodist principles of direct inspiration over scholastic learnedness
Just one free week and I would tell my friend many nice things about the Greek Sappho: the critics, who have collected all her words, have understood little of them, they all had much learnedness
and as little heart as taste; and who can understand a Sappho without a heart?
Cowling's skills as a historian are no-where better evidenced than in the learnedness
needed to achieve such an encyclopedic compendium of modern English intellectual biography.
Aside from its more generic virtues, such as learnedness
and conceptual rigor, perhaps what is most distinctive about Bennett's treatment of Spinoza (and the history of philosophy more generally) is his method, which he calls the "collegial approach.
85) A friend's good influence was based on the fact that he embodied both learnedness
and spiritual exemplarity.
A reference to his "frequent recourse to quotations from the poets" alludes to the learnedness
of the text.
Ion of Chios, too, recalls tales of Pythagoras' celebrated learnedness
He espouses a "simple and straightforward" style, yet many of his examples belie an impressive vocabulary and learnedness