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Crisis of Faith in the Wake of Unfulfilled Expectations

Arie Morgenstern

in Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Beginning in the 1820s, a symbiotic relationship prevailed between the Perushim and the Protestant missionaries active in the Land of Israel such as Joseph Wolf and the London Society for the ... More


  Christus Proficiens?: Did Christ “Progress in Wisdom”?

Kevin Madigan

in The Passions of Christ in High-Medieval Thought: An Essay on Christological Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195322743
eISBN:
9780199785407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322743.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides a rich exegetical context for Thomas's exegesis of Luke 2:52. Only in this context can the distinctiveness and originality of Thomas's position be appreciated. It is argued that ... More


The Filioque from the Seventh to the Eleventh Century

Edward A. Siecienski

in The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372045
eISBN:
9780199777297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372045.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Following the death of Maximus the Confessor in 662 there was a centuries-long silence about the filioque from Eastern sources although the West continued to embrace and teach the doctrine as an ... More


Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule

Liv Mariah Yarrow

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277544
eISBN:
9780191708022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book starts at the end of Polybius' Histories, and investigates documentation of the Roman empire recorded by non-Romans. Intellectuals, being members of the social elite, controlled the wealth ... More


The New Covenant in the Letters of Paul and the Essene Documents

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Second Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592104
eISBN:
9780191595608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592104.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The concept of a ‘new covenant’ was fundamentally alien to Paul's theology because inextricably bound to law. His use of it was a grudging concession to pressure from the Judaizers at Corinth. The ... More


After the Ides of March

T. P. Wiseman

in Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239764
eISBN:
9780191716836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239764.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter offers a close reading of the narratives in Nicolaus of Damascus and Appian of the events of 15-19 March 44 BC. It is clear that both were using a well-informed source dependent on ... More


Foreign Elites at Rome

G. W. Bowersock

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at Josephus’ literary career in Rome as part of a larger trend, which involved an increasing imperial interest in luring members of the foreign elite to the city within the context ... More


The Inevitability of Tangible Form: A Natural Theology of Icons

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

In the twentieth century, we find new Jain narratives in defense of icons. These new narratives take into account a growing awareness of the fact that Jainism is just one among many religions in the ... More


The Power of the Intellectual: Leading Thinkers, Thinking Leaders

Liv Mariah Yarrow

in Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277544
eISBN:
9780191708022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The essential question of this chapter is the limitations on and sources of power available to the provincial intellectual. The type of power in question here is twofold, the ability to control one's ... More


Al-Ghazālī’s Most Influential Students and Early Followers

Frank Griffel

in Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331622
eISBN:
9780199867998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331622.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Islam

Al-Ghazali was the most influential writer about religious and philosophical subject during the 12th century in Islam. Every author of this period had to address his work, and in the most cases that ... More


Performative Reading and Text Interpretation at Qumran

Martin S. Jaffee

in Torah in the Mouth: Writing and Oral Tradition in Palestinian Judaism, 200 BCE - 400 CE

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140675
eISBN:
9780199834334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140672.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Explores the nature of oral‐performative reading and text‐interpretive tradition in the scribal community (Yakhad) associated with the Qumran ruins and the Dead Sea scrolls. The focus is upon the ... More


Conversion and Its Consequences

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

in Paul: His Story

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199266531
eISBN:
9780191601583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266530.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Paul’s encounter with Jesus transformed the knowledge he had of the founder of Christianity that he had gained as a persecutor. A very brief mission in Arabia was followed by three years in Damascus ... More


The Macarian Writings and their Historical Context

Marcus Plested

in The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267798
eISBN:
9780191602139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267790.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores the historical context of the Macarian writings: their authorship, location, and date. It also outlines the physical shape of the Macarian corpus: the principal forms of the ... More


Damascus after the Muslim Conquest: Text and Image in Early Islam

Nancy Khalek

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199736515
eISBN:
9780199918614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736515.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book is a study of Islamic identity in Damascus, Syria, from its fall to Muslim armies in 635–6 ad until the end of its tenure as the capital of the Islamic Empire in 750. It discusses the shift ... More


Narrative and Early Islamic History

Nancy Khalek

in Damascus after the Muslim Conquest: Text and Image in Early Islam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199736515
eISBN:
9780199918614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736515.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter introduces some of the traditional methodological and historiographical challenges to the social and cultural history of Late Antique and early Islamic Syria. It proposes a new approach ... More


Telling Stories: Historical Texts in Early Islamic Syria

Nancy Khalek

in Damascus after the Muslim Conquest: Text and Image in Early Islam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199736515
eISBN:
9780199918614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736515.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter is an in-depth view of teachers and scholars living in Damascus and the broader Syria over the course of the first few centuries of Islamic life in the city. It traces the scholarly ... More


Icons John the Baptist and Sanctified Spaces in Early Islamic Syria

Nancy Khalek

in Damascus after the Muslim Conquest: Text and Image in Early Islam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199736515
eISBN:
9780199918614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736515.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the veneration of John the Baptist in Byzantine and early Islamic Syria. The combined cult of John the Baptist and Jesus, with special emphasis on the symbol of the Cross, was ... More


Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue

Konrad Hirschler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408776
eISBN:
9781474418812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408776.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The written text was a pervasive feature of cultural practices in the medieval Middle East. At the heart of book circulation stood libraries that experienced a rapid expansion from the twelfth ... More


The Aramaean States 1

Trevor Bryce

in The World of The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms: A Political and Military History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199218721
eISBN:
9780191739101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218721.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

The Iron Age Aramaean states played a very significant role in the history and civilization of the Neo-Hittite kingdoms. This chapter provides an overview of the history and various aspects of the ... More


Stoic Themes in Peripatetic Sources?

Inna Kupreeva

in God and Cosmos in Stoicism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556144
eISBN:
9780191720864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556144.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter presents a brief preliminary survey of several texts which might suggest a close affinity between the Peripatetic and Stoic doctrines of principles. The goal is to see to what extent ... More


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