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Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

B. Diane Lipsett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Self-restraint or self-mastery may appear to be the opposite of erotic desire. But in three ancient tales of conversion—The Shepherd of Hermas, the Acts of Paul and Thecla, and Joseph and Aseneth—the ... More


New Christians

Jeffrey S. Sposato

in The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195149746
eISBN:
9780199870783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149746.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the situation of Jews in early 19th-century Germany, and situates the Mendelssohn family within this context. With the defeat of Napoleon and the treaties of the Congress of ... More


Believe and be Baptized

Philip N. Mulder

in A Controversial Spirit: Evangelical Awakenings in the South

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131635
eISBN:
9780199834525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131630.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A distinct Baptist piety grew through the efforts of aggressive Calvinists who compromised the various interests of Particular, Regular, General, and Separate Baptists invading the South. Individual ... More


The Marriage and Conversion of Aseneth

Lawrence M. Wills (ed.)

in Ancient Jewish Novels: An Anthology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151428
eISBN:
9780199870516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151429.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

An introduction and translation of The Marriage and Conversion of Aseneth (or Asenath), usually entitled Joseph and Aseneth. This novel fills in the story of Joseph from Genesis and his marriage to ... More


Ghost Stories

Robert DeCaroli

in Haunting the Buddha: Indian Popular Religion and the Formation of Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195168389
eISBN:
9780199835133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168380.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the relationship between local deities and the ancestral dead. There are a vast number of tales in the early Buddhist literature that detail situations in which a dangerous ... More


Witness to the Apocalypse

Amy Johnson Frykholm

in Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The primary work that readers ascribe to Left Behind is evangelistic. This chapter describes how readers speak of that evangelistic work and the urgency that they believe the rapture narrative gives ... More


Christianity, Mass Society, and Cold War, 1945–72

Robert Tobin

in The Minority Voice: Hubert Butler and Southern Irish Protestantism, 1900-1991

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641567
eISBN:
9780191738418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641567.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Butler's writings after the Second World War and his efforts to confront the impact of totalitarian thought on Western society. It offers close readings of some of his most ... More


Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe

Simon Ditchfield and Helen Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099151
eISBN:
9781526121059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099151.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Under the combined effects of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations within and pressure from the Ottoman Empire without, early modern Europe became a site in which an unprecedented number of ... More


Flesh and Spirit: An anthology of seventeenth-century women's writing

Rachel Adcock, Sara Read, and Anna Ziomek (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090233
eISBN:
9781781707166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090233.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This anthology makes accessible to readers ten little-known and understudied works by seventeenth-century women (edited from manuscript and print) that explore the relationship between spiritual and ... More


Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Kristin Norget, Valentina Napolitano, and Maya Mayblin (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

A collection of classic and contemporary ethnographic explorations of Catholicism, by anthropologists and religious studies scholars. The book approaches Catholicism through a variety topics and ... More


Apostasy and Jewish identity in high Middle Ages Northern Europe: 'Are you still my brother?'

Goldin Simha

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719095771
eISBN:
9781781707852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095771.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In this study, the various aspects of the way the Jews regarded themselves in the context of the lapse into another religion will be researched fully for the first time. We will attempt to understand ... More


“A Sett of Possitive Obstinate People”: Missionary Encounters on Codrington Plantation

Travis Glasson

in Mastering Christianity: Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199773961
eISBN:
9780199919017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773961.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Between 1710 and 1838, the SPG owned a Barbados sugar plantation and hundreds of enslaved people. Its donor intended Codrington plantation to fund the creation and maintenance of a college. The ... More


Religious practice in the Islamic world

Marcus Milwright

in An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623105
eISBN:
9780748671298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623105.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

The archaeology of religious monuments and of religious practice forms the subject of this chapter. The first section is devoted to the archaeology of the mosque, and uses three case studies to ... More


The arrival of Islam

Carool Kersten

in A History of Islam in Indonesia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681839
eISBN:
9781474434973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681839.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The arrival of Islam in Indonesia is bound up with developments in the wider geographical area of Southeast Asia. This chapter presents a broader angle than the current political boundaries of the ... More


Gender and reproduction in the <i>Spirituall experiences</i>

Abigail Shinn

in Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099151
eISBN:
9781526121059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099151.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores how female authority is connected to the reproduction of religious experience in The Spirituall experiences of sundry beleevers, the first anthology of conversion narratives to ... More


Victorian Muslim: Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West

Jamie Gilham and Ron Geaves (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190688349
eISBN:
9780190848477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688349.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

After formally announcing his conversion to Islam in the late 1880s, the Liverpool lawyer William Henry Abdullah Quilliam publicly propagated his new faith and established the first community of ... More


Large-Format Stereo Conversion

Ray Zone

in 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136110
eISBN:
9780813141183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136110.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The process of converting a flat motion picture to 3D is explained using a specific Large Format film, Mummies 3D, as a case study. Director Keith Melton discusses the process. 3D conversion artist ... More


The circle and the cross: Medieval churches and prehistoric monuments

Sarah Semple

in Perceptions of the Prehistoric in Anglo-Saxon England: Religion, Ritual, and Rulership in the Landscape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683109
eISBN:
9780191762956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683109.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The reintroduction of Christianity into England created numerous material changes, not least the introduction of stone-built structures and decorated sculpture. This chapter considers how the arrival ... More


Historical Overview of West African Drumming and Dance in North America: From the Period of Slavery (1619–1863) until the Early 1960s

George Worlasi and Kwasi Dor

in West African Drumming and Dance in North American Universities: An Ethnomusicological Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039140
eISBN:
9781621039952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039140.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 1 situates the study by historically contextualizing African drums and drumming traditions in North America retrospectively, first, from the period of slavery (1619-1863), and then from ... More


Multiconfessional Scotland

Alasdair Raffe

in Scotland in Revolution, 1685-1690

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474427579
eISBN:
9781474445221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427579.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the nature of religious coexistence and competition in Scotland in the years 1687–90. It argues that previous studies of the period have paid too little attention to the rival ... More


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