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Becoming a New Self: Practices of Belief in Early Modern Catholicism

Moshe Sluhovsky

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226472850
eISBN:
9780226473048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473048.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Early Christian monastic spiritual practices of self-formation became increasingly popular in late medieval and early modern Catholicism. Now, for the first time in the history of Christian ... More


Epilogue

in Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226355597
eISBN:
9780226355610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355610.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

For the members of the Society of Jesus who assumed the personae studied in this book, the figures of the saintly mathematician, the apologetic voyager, the Jesuit academician, and even the edifying ... More


Spiritual Exercises

Moshe Sluhovsky

in Becoming a New Self: Practices of Belief in Early Modern Catholicism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226472850
eISBN:
9780226473048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473048.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Spiritual exercises of meditation and visualization of episodes from the Christian narrative of the life, death and resurrection of Christ were not a novelty of the early modern period. But in this ... More


Santa Claus Is White and Jesus Is Too: Era(c)ing White Myths for the Health and Well-Being of Our Children

David Ikard

in Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226492469
eISBN:
9780226492773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492773.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter investigates the effect that whitewashed religious figures, fairy tales, cartoons, and children's literature have on African American children. The chief goal is to explode the ... More


Crossing Over: Prophetic Succession at the Jordan

Rachel Havrelock

in River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226319575
eISBN:
9780226319599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319599.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the relevance of placement with regard to power. A monarch reigns because he sits in a palace, and in the case of leaders not strongly associated with fixed place, their site ... More


Immaculate Translation: Sexual Fidelity, Textual Transmission, and the Virgin Birth

in Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226745053
eISBN:
9780226745077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226745077.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes two primary Jewish–Christian debates in late antiquity: the first over the accuracy and canonicity of the Septuagint, the Jewish Bible translation that became the Bible of the ... More


In-Between

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

John Philoponus (born around 490, dead sometime in the 570s) devoted his life to the Christianization of Hellenistic thought in general and to the mummification of Ptolemy's Almagest in particular. ... More


God and Goodness: A Theological Exploration

Stanley Hauerwas

in In Search of Goodness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306834
eISBN:
9780226306858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306858.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter, which evaluates the relation between God and goodness beginning with Jesus's puzzling response to a young man who asks what good deed he must do to gain eternal life (Matthew 19:16–22), ... More


Limited Time in This World and in the Next

in On Borrowed Time: The Art and Economy of Living with Deadlines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226886015
eISBN:
9780226886039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226886039.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses conceptions of limited time through the lives and works of Jesus, St. Paul, Dante, Benjamin Franklin, Max Weber, Heinrich Heine, and Karl Marx.


Nicaea

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Although the different categories of being carry different aliases in different contexts, they all stem from two families only: “mind” and “matter.” These concepts are thoroughly intertwined, the one ... More


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