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Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption

Stephen J. Shoemaker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250752
eISBN:
9780191600746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250758.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The ancient Dormition and Assumption traditions, a remarkably diverse collection of narratives recounting the end of the Virgin Mary's life, first emerge into historical view from an uncertain past ... More


Rival Traditions of Mary's Death: The Independent Origins of the Ancient Dormition Traditions

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250752
eISBN:
9780191600746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250758.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Many interpreters have argued that the earliest Dormition traditions did not include Mary's resurrection and Assumption, and that these features were only added to the narratives later on, as the ... More


A New Starting Place for the Semantics of Belief Sentences

Erin L. Eaker

in The Philosophy of David Kaplan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195367881
eISBN:
9780199867585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367881.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on the semantics of believes that sentences, that is, sentences like, “Stella believes that Joe Tobacco won the hand.” It argues that semantic theories for believes that ... More


Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews: Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England

Kati Ihnat

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169538
eISBN:
9781400883660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169538.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book explores a key moment in the rise of the cult of the Virgin Mary and the way the Jews became central to her story. Benedictine monks in England at the turn of the twelfth century developed ... More


Moses and the Covenant in The Assumption of Moses and the Pentateuch

William Horbury

in Covenant as Context: Essays in Honour of E. W. Nicholson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250745
eISBN:
9780191697951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250745.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay on Moses and the covenant in the Pentateuch and the The Assumption of Moses, one of the amplifications of the Pentateuch which reflect Judean conditions in the Second ... More


The Queen's Advent

Gordon Kipling

in Enter the King: Theatre, Liturgy, and Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117612
eISBN:
9780191671012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117612.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Medieval pageant devisers found a general prototype for queenly advents in the liturgy for the Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin. This was appropriate because the liturgy of the Assumption ... More


Fault

Robert Stevens

in Torts and Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199211609
eISBN:
9780191705946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211609.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Central to the claim of some economists, such as Richard Posner — that the law of torts is best explained in terms of economic efficiency — is the Learned Hand Formula for calculating when conduct ... More


The Greatest Gathering: The Second French-Chickasaw War in the Mississippi Valley and the Potential for Archaeology

KENNETH G. KELLY and MEREDITH D. HARDY

in French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036809
eISBN:
9780813041841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036809.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

After the destruction of the Natchez in 1730, French Colonial authorities and their Indian allies considered the Chickasaw Nation the greatest threat to life and commerce in the mid-continent. A ... More


Respites or Resolutions?: Recurring Crises and the Origins of War

Arthur A. Stein

in The Next Great War?: The Roots of World War I and the Risk of U.S.-China Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028998
eISBN:
9780262326773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028998.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Historians disagree whether World War I represented a “war by design” or a miscalculation, an accident that need not have happened. If the latter, scholars observe that recurrent crises might become ... More


Introduction

Nicos Stavropoulos

in Objectivity in Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258995
eISBN:
9780191681899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258995.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This is an essay in support of the idea that legal interpretation can be objective. It identifies one important source of resistance to the idea: a defective semantics that is very widely accepted. ... More


Understanding Mary: Theological Treatises

Kati Ihnat

in Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews: Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169538
eISBN:
9781400883660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169538.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the role played by theology in providing justification for devotion to Mary, with particular emphasis on a series of bold treatises that set out elaborate arguments to ... More


Children’s Use of Context in Ambiguity Resolution

Luisa Meroni and Stephen Crain

in The Processing and Acquisition of Reference

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015127
eISBN:
9780262295888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015127.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines children’s use of the referential context in resolving temporary syntactic ambiguities, focusing on the results of an eye-tracking study undertaken by John Trueswell et al. ... More


Free Will: Some Bad News

Saul Smilansky

in Action, Ethics, and Responsibility

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014731
eISBN:
9780262289276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014731.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on two unconventional claims regarding the free will problem. The first contends that the systematical integration of the partial but crucial insights both of compatibilism and ... More


Independence Revisited

Robert E. Goodin and Kai Spiekermann

in An Epistemic Theory of Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198823452
eISBN:
9780191862137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823452.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

The Independence Assumption is the most misunderstood premise of the Condorcet Jury Theorem. This chapter shows, first, that absence of direct voter interaction is neither necessary nor sufficient ... More


Following Leaders

Robert E. Goodin and Kai Spiekermann

in An Epistemic Theory of Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198823452
eISBN:
9780191862137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823452.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

The question of leadership is connected to many central debates in democratic theory. In this chapter, the focus is on leadership in terms of beliefs, not desires. Opinion leaders’ influence ... More


Struggling to Escape from “Assumption 14”

Benjamin M. Friedman

in New Perspectives on Asset Price Bubbles

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199844333
eISBN:
9780190258504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199844333.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter examines Assumption 14, proposed by Franklin Allen and Gary Gorton in their 1993 paper suggesting that “all agents know the structure of the model and the distributions of the random ... More


Is There a Divorce in Your Genes?

Ellen Berscheid

in Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778188
eISBN:
9780190256043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Ellen Berscheid describes her research, which investigated the heritability of divorce, that she feels was so underappreciated. She first considers the study conducted by McGue and Lykken (1992), ... More


The Origins of the Problem

Gail Fine

in The Possibility of Inquiry: Meno's Paradox from Socrates to Sextus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199577392
eISBN:
9780191760969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577392.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the origins of the problem as it arises in the Meno, asking whether anything said early in the Meno makes Socrates vulnerable to Meno’s Paradox. The Priority of Knowledge What, ... More


Doctrinal Development, Part 1: The Role of the Active Subject

Andrew Meszaros

in The Prophetic Church: History and Doctrinal Development in John Henry Newman and Yves Congar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198786344
eISBN:
9780191828645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786344.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

Chapter 3 is the beginning of an in-depth treatment of Congar’s theory of doctrinal development. It gives a general outline of Congar’s theory, enumerates briefly the four motors of doctrinal ... More


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