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Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Melanie Jane Wright

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is about the representation of Moses and the Exodus narrative in three North American texts: Moses in Red by Lincoln Steffens; Moses, Man of the Mountain (1926), by Zora Neale Hurston ... More


The Impact of the Natural Sciences on Theology: The Idea of Reminder

Tapio Luoma

in Incarnation and Physics: Natural Science in the Theology of Thomas F. Torrance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151893
eISBN:
9780199834419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151895.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Torrance holds that the scientists James Clerk Maxwell and Albert Einstein remind theology of its ontological basis in the Incarnation and the Trinity, a basis largely neglected in modern theology. ... More


Coming in from the Cold (War): Cecil B. Demille's the Ten Commandments(1956)

Melanie J. Wright

in Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 biblical epic film The Ten Commandments. The analysis of the film and its reception draws on insights from cinema studies, particular in relation to the ... More


Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Stephen R. Haynes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is a study in the history of biblical interpretation with implications for contemporary social relations. It illumines the religious dimensions of America's racial history by exploring how ... More


Systematic Theology as “Bible Doctrines”: Myer Pearlman, E. S. Williams, and French L. Arrington

Christopher A. Stephenson

in Types of Pentecostal Theology: Method, System, Spirit

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916795
eISBN:
9780199980284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916795.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 concerns the method of “Bible doctrines,” in which systematic theology is little more than the topical arrangement of the biblical texts. The representatives of this approach are Myer ... More


Shapes of Scriptures: The Nonbiblical Library of Early Judaism

Eva Mroczek

in The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190279837
eISBN:
9780190279851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279837.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter considers more broadly how early Jews imagined their own inventory of sacred writing. While concepts of “rewritten Bible” and “biblical interpretation” describe important modes of text ... More


Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Mira Balberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295926
eISBN:
9780520968660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295926.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Blood for Thought delves into a relatively unexplored area of classical rabbinic literature: the vast corpus of laws, regulations, and instructions pertaining to sacrificial rituals. The book traces ... More


Looking Forward by Looking Back

Jerry L. Walls

in Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732296
eISBN:
9780199918492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732296.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter summarizes the main argument of the book and the central issues on which acceptance or rejection of the doctrine of purgatory turn. It reiterates that the doctrine of purgatory is not an ... More


Animal, Vegetable, Milk: Origen’s Dietary System

John David Penniman

in Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222760
eISBN:
9780300228007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222760.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In Origen of Alexandria, there is a consistent emphasis on the slow transformation of material bodies into spiritual beings—that is, of the passage from a corporeal to a noetic existence. And certain ... More


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