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Religion’s Past and Future

Matt J. Rossano

in Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195385816
eISBN:
9780199870080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385816.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 9 summarizes the evolutionary model being proposed in three major steps: (1) the proto-religion that existed prior to the African Interregnum period, (2) the major social/cognitive ... More


The Mantological Exegesis of Oracles

Michael Fishbane

in Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198266990
eISBN:
9780191600593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198266995.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Deals with the mantological exegesis of oracles (or prophecies) in ancient Israel. A method is presented for the isolation of these exegetical traditions; as in early chapters, central is the ... More


Predicting the Next Attacks

Charles Kurzman

in The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199766871
eISBN:
9780199897414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766871.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

American government officials would like academic experts on the Middle East and Islam to help predict the next terrorist attacks. However, terrorism is not easily susceptible to predictive models—it ... More


Jewish Martyrology and the Death of Jesus: 2 Maccabees and the Lives of the Prophets

David A. deSilva

in The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195329001
eISBN:
9780199979073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Reflection on the deaths of the Maccabean martyrs such as one finds in 2 Maccabees 6–7 and 4 Maccabees, together with the development of traditions concerning the violent deaths of the major ... More


A Portsmouth Interlude

Susan Mitchell Sommers

in The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Around 1780, the Siblys became booksellers, and scattered to minimize competition between them. Ebenezer moved to Portsmouth and then Bristol. This chapter follows Ebenezer to Portsmouth in 1779, ... More


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