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The Vindication of Christianity

HENRY CHADWICK

in Early Christian Thought and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266730
eISBN:
9780191683077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266730.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Clement and Origen were not the first educated Christians to look at philosophical questions about Christianity. The way had been mapped out in advance by the 2nd-century apologists, above all by ... More


A Threat to Public Piety: Christians, Platonists, and the Great Persecution

Elizabeth DePalma Digeser

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801441813
eISBN:
9780801463969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801441813.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book re-examines the origins of the Great Persecution (AD 303–313), the last eruption of pagan violence against Christians before Constantine enforced the toleration of Christianity within the ... More


Introduction

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter examines the supposed relation of Christianity to Judaism. It begins by showing how Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber defended the validity of the Old Testament as part of the ... More


Pagan Challenge, Christian Response: Emperor Julian and Gregory of Nazianzus as Paradigms of Interreligious Discourse

Susanna Elm

in Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451829
eISBN:
9780801471056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter re-evaluates perceived boundaries between Christian and pagan culture in late antiquity. It traces a prolonged struggle by members of a relatively homogeneous elite—consisting of ... More


Paul

Christopher Bryan

in The Resurrection of the Messiah

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199752096
eISBN:
9780199895076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752096.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines Saint Paul's account of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Paul's letters have provided a basis for subsequent theological reflection in virtually every Christian tradition, ... More


Social Contexts

Claudia Rapp

in Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242968
eISBN:
9780520931411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242968.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter presents patterns of recruitment to the episcopate, which reveal that wealthy and locally prominent men were increasingly at an advantage as candidates for this ministry. Not ... More


An Interpretation of Liberalism

Robert Song

in Christianity and Liberal Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269335
eISBN:
9780191683619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269335.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the interpretation of liberalism by Christian theologians and philosophers. It proposes an interpretation of liberalism as a diffuse phenomenon, one which is sufficiently ... More


Commitment, Conversation, and Contestation

Molly Farneth

in Hegel's Social Ethics: Religion, Conflict, and Rituals of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171906
eISBN:
9781400887996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171906.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter addresses the relationship between religion and philosophy. It responds to the worry that Hegel's claims about authority collapse into a naturalist view of norms and normativity that is ... More


In the Image of the Invisible

Kathryn Tanner

in Apophatic Bodies: Negative Theology, Incarnation, and Relationality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230815
eISBN:
9780823235087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230815.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Christian theologians, following verses in Genesis to this effect, also commonly claim that human beings are created in God's image. Putting the two ideas together, one ... More


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