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Resurrecting the Brother of Jesus: The James Ossuary Controversy and the Quest for Religious Relics

Ryan Byrne and Bernadette McNary-Zak (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832981
eISBN:
9781469604787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895498_byrne
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In 2002 a burial box of skeletal remains purchased anonymously from the black market was identified as the ossuary of James, the brother of Jesus. Transformed by the media into a religious and ... More


The Nineteenth Century: A Protestant Catholic and Catholic Protestants

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explains how Francis became familiar to American non-Catholics during the second half of the nineteenth century. It lays out contextual factors and broad cultural currents, most notably ... More


Reflections on the Trials of Jesus *

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.13
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Gospels have provided varied and contradictory accounts of how Jesus came to suffer crucifixion. This chapter examines the general characteristics of the Gospels, viewed as biographical ... More


. Deliberative Rhetoric: The Sermon on the Mount, the Sermon on the Plain, and the Rhetoric of Jesus

George A. Kennedy

in New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807841204
eISBN:
9781469616261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807841204.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses deliberative discourse, or political policy discourse, which is one of the three rhetorical genres identified by classical rhetoricians. This is defined as a speech or writing ... More


Prologue: Visions

Max Perry Mueller

in Race and the Making of the Mormon People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469636160
eISBN:
9781469633770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636160.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter introduces three of the main figures of the book, Joseph Smith Jr., Jane Manning James, and Wakara. It also introduces how these different Mormons conceptualized their relationship with ... More


Jesus, My Pal: Reading Bruce Barton’s Jesus

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines letters written by readers to Bruce Barton, author of a best-selling life of Jesus, The Man Nobody Knows (1925), its sequel about the Bible, The Book Nobody Knows (1926), and a ... More


Women's Popular Literature as Theological Discourse A Mormon Case Study, 1880–1920

Susanna Morrill

in The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831021
eISBN:
9781469605173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867990_brekus.10
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores how popular literature—particularly poetry that employs nature and flower imagery—allowed Latter-day Saints (LDS) women writers to argue for the theological importance of women ... More


Archaeological Context and Controversy: The Bones of James Unpacked

Byron R. McCane

in Resurrecting the Brother of Jesus: The James Ossuary Controversy and the Quest for Religious Relics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832981
eISBN:
9781469604787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895498_byrne.5
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the issue of authenticity. It situates the ossuary both within Jewish burial practices of the Roman period and the modern dynamics of the antiquities market. The chapter argues ... More


Overcoming the James Ossuary and the Legacy of Biblical Archaeology

Jonathan L. Reed

in Resurrecting the Brother of Jesus: The James Ossuary Controversy and the Quest for Religious Relics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832981
eISBN:
9781469604787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895498_byrne.10
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the James Ossuary phenomenon, and considers the publishing world's competition to market the ossuary to evangelical readers by promoting the ossuary as a tangible link to Jesus. ... More


Epilogue: Objects, Faith, and Archaeoporn

Ryan Byrne and Bernadette McNaryZak

in Resurrecting the Brother of Jesus: The James Ossuary Controversy and the Quest for Religious Relics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832981
eISBN:
9781469604787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895498_byrne.11
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the sustained fascination and willing suspension of critical faculties with regard to the discovery and vetting of ancient objects such as the ossuary. A comparative look at ... More


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