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The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom

Candida Moss

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199739875
eISBN:
9780199777259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739875.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This book uses the martyrs’ imitation of Jesus in the acts of the martyrs as a window into the history of ideas. It argues, first, that the presentations of the deaths of the martyrs are modeled on ... More


Suffering Like Christ

Candida R. Moss

in The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199739875
eISBN:
9780199777259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739875.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the theme of suffering in imitation of Jesus in the New Testament and literature of the Jesus movement. It begins with a discussion of the importance of mimesis and imitation in ... More


The Martyr as Alter Christus

Candida R. Moss

in The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199739875
eISBN:
9780199777259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739875.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This chapter uses the acts of the martyrs as a window into the reception history of the passion narrative. It begins with a discussion of the ways in which martyrdom was presented as grounded in ... More


Virtuous Body

Hans Boersma

in Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641123
eISBN:
9780191751066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641123.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 7 (‘Virtuous Body’) indicates that the anagogical transposition enacted through the various forms of embodiment entails, for Gregory, growth in virtue. Put differently, embodiment serves ... More


The Ladder of Divine Ascent: Death Makes the Christian

Jonathan L. Zecher

in The Role of Death in the Ladder of Divine Ascent and the Greek Ascetic Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198724940
eISBN:
9780191792458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724940.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter examines the memory and practice of death in the Ladder in light of the literature surveyed. Beginning with a re-examination of death scenes in Desert literature, it argues that Climacus ... More


The Features of Ambrosian Reception

Brian P. Dunkle, SJ

in Enchantment and Creed in the Hymns of Ambrose of Milan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198788225
eISBN:
9780191830181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788225.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

Chapter 6 argues that the modes of imitation in early anonymous hymns indicate the persistence not simply of the Ambrosian hymnodic form but also the subtle influence of the vocabulary and techniques ... More


The Apostle Paul

David Rylaarsdam

in John Chrysostom on Divine Pedagogy: The Coherence of his Theology and Preaching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198715382
eISBN:
9780191783159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715382.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Paul is the most accomplished imitator of divine adaptability. Although Paul lacked formation through classical paideia, he persuaded far more people to a higher way of life than any Greek ... More


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