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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


Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

John David Dawson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book makes an illuminating contribution to one of Christianity's central problems: the understanding and interpretation of scripture, and more specifically, the relationship between the Old ... 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


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


Jowett’s scriptures: the moral life and the state

Jeff Rosen

in Julia Margaret Cameron's 'fancy subjects': Photographic allegories of Victorian identity and empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993177
eISBN:
9781526109811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993177.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

Inspired by the work of Benjamin Jowett, Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford, friend of Tennyson, and frequent visitor to the Isle of Wight, Cameron created what she termed a novel “theological work” ... 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


Response: Interpretation and Agency

Dale B. Martin

in Phenomenologies of Scripture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275557
eISBN:
9780823277230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275557.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, Dale Martin responds to the other essays in the volume. He offers poignant insights about each essay and the volume as a whole.


Response: Dwelling in the Thickness

Walter Brueggemann

in Phenomenologies of Scripture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275557
eISBN:
9780823277230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275557.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, Walter Brueggemann responds to the other essays in the volume. He likens phenomenology to the methods of “close reading” and “thick description” advocated by George Lindbeck and ... More


Split Interpretations of a Split I: Romans 7:7–25

Jean-Louis Chrétien

in Phenomenologies of Scripture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275557
eISBN:
9780823277230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275557.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, Jean-Louis Chrétien tracks various interpretations of Romans 7:7-25, focusing on the use of first person pronouns in the passage. Does the “I/me” refer to Paul in a straightforward ... 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


To Exist without Enemies

Jean-Yves Lacoste

in Phenomenologies of Scripture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275557
eISBN:
9780823277230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275557.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, Jean-Yves Lacoste offers a theologically rich reading of the Sermon on the Mount, particularly the antitheses (Matt. 5:38-48), in which Jesus issues a series of seemingly impossible ... More


Love and Law according to Paul and Some Philosophers

Jeffrey Bloechl

in Phenomenologies of Scripture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275557
eISBN:
9780823277230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275557.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, Jeffrey Bloechl examines I Corinthians 12 in light of recent works by Giorgio Agamben and Alain Badiou. While Agamben and Badiou see in Paul’s letters a message of liberation from ... More


Introduction: His Plan for Them Was Clear

Matthew Harper

in The End of Days: African American Religion and Politics in the Age of Emancipation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629360
eISBN:
9781469629384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629360.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter introduces the book’s main arguments: that black southerners interpreted political events by discerning God’s purposes in emancipation and that they understood the entire late nineteenth ... More


Sketch of a Phenomenological Concept of Sacrifice

Jean-Luc Marion

in Phenomenologies of Scripture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275557
eISBN:
9780823277230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275557.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, Jean-Luc Marion uses the “sacrifice of Isaac” as a touchstone for philosophical reflection on the idea of “the gift.” Genesis 22 offers an important insight: if Abraham’s actions on ... More


The Manifestation of the Father: On Luke 15:11–32

Kevin Hart

in Phenomenologies of Scripture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275557
eISBN:
9780823277230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275557.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, Kevin Hart argues that Jesus’ parables present (or phenomenalize) a type of phenomenological reduction from world (kosmos) to kingdom (Basileia). The goal of the parables, then, is ... More


Phenomenology as Lectio Divina: Jesus and the Woman Caught in Adultery

Robyn Horner

in Phenomenologies of Scripture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275557
eISBN:
9780823277230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275557.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, Robyn Horner offers important methodological reflections on phenomenology while also examining the function of visibility in John 8:2-11. Horner juxtaposes the visibility of the ... More


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