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Brothers Estranged Heresy

Brothers Estranged Heresy: Christianity and Jewish Identity in Late Antiguity

Adiel Schremer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195383775
eISBN:
9780199777280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383775.001.0001

This book describes the remarkable progress which has been made in defining the extent and nature of human genetic variation, and its many consequences for us as individuals and in understanding ... More

The Chronicle of Seert

The Chronicle of Seert: Christian Historical Imagination in Late Antique Iraq

Philip Wood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199670673
eISBN:
9780191760709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670673.001.0001

This book is a study of the cultural and political history of Christian Iraq, the Church of the East, the so–called ‘Nestorians’. This history is seen through the Chronicle of Seert, a medieval ... More

A Portrait of Five Dynasties China

A Portrait of Five Dynasties China: From the Memoirs of Wang Renyu (880-956)

Glen Dudbridge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199670680
eISBN:
9780191749537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670680.001.0001

The anecdotal literature of late-medieval China is not unknown, but it is under-used. This study explores two collections of anecdotal memoirs to construct a portrait of the first half of the tenth ... More

Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery

Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery

Rebecca Krawiec

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129434
eISBN:
9780199834396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129431.001.0001

Analyzes the evidence for the lives of women living in the White Monastery, located in upper Egypt, under its third abbot, Shenoute, who served from 385–464 c.e. Several of Shenoute's letters, which ... More

Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Jennifer Wright Knust and Zsuzsanna Varhelyi (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.001.0001

Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice reappraises the diverse religious texts and practices of the late Hellenistic and Roman periods, investigating the meanings and functions of sacrifice in the ancient ... More

The Mandaeans

The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.001.0001

The Mandaeans are a Gnostic sect that arose in the Middle East around the same time as Christianity. Although it is one of the few religious traditions that can legitimately claim a 2000‐year ... More

Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199605965
eISBN:
9780191738227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605965.001.0001

This book is an investigation into two basic concepts of ancient pagan and Christian thought, namely activity and participation. It shows how activity in Christian thought is connected with the topic ... More

Mission and Conversion

Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire

Martin Goodman

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263876
eISBN:
9780191682674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263876.001.0001

This book tackles a central problem of Jewish and comparative religious history: proselytization and the origins of mission in the Early Church. Why did some individuals in the first four centuries ... More

Unreliable Witnesses

Unreliable Witnesses: Religion, Gender, and History in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean

Ross Shepard Kraemer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199743186
eISBN:
9780199894680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743186.001.0001

In Unreliable Witnesses, Ross Shepard Kraemer shows how her mind has changed or remained the same since the publication of her groundbreaking study, Her Share of the Blessings (1992). Unreliable ... More

Ethics and Biblical Narrative

Ethics and Biblical Narrative: A Literary and Discourse-Analytical Approach to the Story of Josiah

S. Min Chun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199688968
eISBN:
9780191768071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688968.001.0001

This book proposes a methodological framework for an ethical reading of Old Testament narrative and demonstrates its benefits and validity by providing an exemplary reading of the story of Josiah in ... More

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