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Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity

Shelly Matthews

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195393323
eISBN:
9780199866618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393323.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book situates Acts’ story of Stephen’s death within the emerging discourse of early Christian martyrdom, challenging the historicity of this narrative and arguing for its significance in ... More


Prelude on Christology and Race: Irenaeus as Anti‐Gnostic Intellectual

J. Kameron Carter

in Race: A Theological Account

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195152791
eISBN:
9780199870578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152791.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter engages Irenaeus of Lyons's 2nd‐century critique of ancient Gnosticism in order to shed light on the inner workings of modernity's racial imagination, which is Gnostic in character. ... More


The Present work of God: Subjectivity and the Spirit (Barth)

Tom Greggs

in Barth, Origen, and Universal Salvation: Restoring Particularity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199560486
eISBN:
9780191721533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560486.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

This chapter is concerned with the economy of the Holy Spirit. It seeks to redress the accusation (connected to the accusation of universalism) of Christomonism in Barth. It argues that for Barth's ... More


Interlude on Christology and Race: Gregory of Nyssa as Abolitionist Intellectual

J. Kameron Carter

in Race: A Theological Account

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195152791
eISBN:
9780199870578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152791.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Here this chapter engages Gregory of Nyssa's 4th‐century unequivocal stance against slavery in any form and the manumission of all slaves, an outlook unsurpassed by anyone in antiquity. The chapter ... More


Conclusion: Renovating Grace

Willis Jenkins

in Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328516
eISBN:
9780199869862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328516.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It argues that by mapping the theological patterns that make environmental problems urgent and intelligible to Christian communities, ... More


Religious Identity and Belonging Amidst Diversity and Pluralism: Challenges and Opportunities for Church and Theology

Peter C. Phan

in Passing on the Faith: Transforming Traditions for the Next Generation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226474
eISBN:
9780823236640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226474.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses four realities—identity, belonging, diversity, and pluralism in religious matters—that when combined together and placed in the North American ... More


Demons

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

in The Devil's Tabernacle: The Pagan Oracles in Early Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157115
eISBN:
9781400846597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157115.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes in some detail the place of the oracles in Christian theology. In the sixteenth century, the pagan oracles became anchored firmly in Christian demonology, whose foundation had ... More


Early Christian Cosmologies

J. REBECCA LYMAN

in Christology and Cosmology: Models of Divine Activity in Origen, Eusebius, and Athanasius

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267454
eISBN:
9780191683275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267454.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The purpose of this study is to reconstruct the religious significance of various ancient models of divine activity and soteriology by re-examining the transitions of Logos Christology in the 3rd and ... More


The Christian Identity Movement

George Michael

in Extremism in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044972
eISBN:
9780813046501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044972.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the Christian Identity movement, an oppositional sect that has gained popularity in the American extreme right subculture. Often referred to as a pseudo-religion by its ... More


Introduction

Éric Rebillard

in Christians and Their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200-450 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451423
eISBN:
9780801465994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451423.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter first outlines the theoretical considerations that inform the present study of North African Christians between the end of the second century and the middle of the fifth ... More


Transformative and Restorative Romance: Re-“turning” Othello and Locating Christian Identity

Dennis Austin Britton

in Becoming Christian: Race, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257140
eISBN:
9780823261482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257140.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Chapter 4 argues that William Shakespeare’s Othello both reveals the work of genre and geography in the formation of religious identities and enacts a debate about the uses of romance’s two competing ... More


Conclusion: Preaching Bondage and the Legacy of Christian Doulology

Chris L. de Wet

in Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286214
eISBN:
9780520961555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286214.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's findings and assesses their relevance in understanding slavery as a discourse preached by John Chrysostom. It considers what can be deduced from ... More


Protestant Histories: James Anthony Froude, Partisanship and National Identity

Jane Garnett

in Politics and Culture in Victorian Britain: Essays in Memory of Colin Matthew

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253456
eISBN:
9780191698149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253456.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter portrays the nineteenth-century historian and critic James Anthony Froude as a partisan in the negative sense. The 1830s and 1840s — the period in which he grew to maturity — were a time ... More


Christian Martyrs under Islam: Religious Violence and the Making of the Muslim World

Christian C. Sahner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179100
eISBN:
9780691184180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179100.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

How did the medieval Middle East transform from a majority-Christian world to a majority-Muslim world, and what role did violence play in this process? This book explains how Christians across the ... More


Augustinian Christian Republican Citizenship

Charles Mathewes

in Political Theology for a Plural Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199769285
eISBN:
9780199345144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769285.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter develops a normative account of how one kind of Christian religious identity can fruitfully flourish with one kind of liberal-republican citizenship. First, it offers one interpretation ... More


Social upheavals and discourses on Irish identity: the place of religion

Karin Fischer

in Schools and the Politics of Religion and Diversity in the Republic of Ireland: Separate But Equal?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719091964
eISBN:
9781526115379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091964.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Chapter 2 gives an insight into the main social transformations in the Republic of Ireland since the 1960s and the consequences of these developments for the place of religion in contemporary society ... More


Introduction

Outi Lehtipuu

in Debates over the Resurrection of the Dead: Constructing Early Christian Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724810
eISBN:
9780191792274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724810.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The introductory chapter discusses the purpose and the premises of the book. It first deals with the question of why the belief in the resurrection of the flesh, an expression not found in the New ... More


Carthage: The Early Christian Community

Barbara K. Gold

in Perpetua: Athlete of God

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780195385458
eISBN:
9780190905316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195385458.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter first lays out how we understand Christianity, contemporary ways of exploring ancient religion, and how contemporary studies of religious movements can help us to understand ancient ... More


Conclusion: The Politics of Christian Identity

Brendan Jamal Thornton

in Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061689
eISBN:
9780813051109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061689.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Negotiating Respect concludes with an examination of Christian identity politics: the complex of relations relating to and concerned with the definition, status, and reckoning of Christian identity. ... More


Media and Contested Christian Identities

Mwenda Ntarangwi

in The Street Is My Pulpit: Hip Hop and Christianity in Kenya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040061
eISBN:
9780252098260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040061.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter turns to the world of social media and how it shapes Christian identities in Kenya, including Juliani's. It explores how even urban churches are tapping into such media to engage youth ... More


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