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Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World

Judith Lieu

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262892
eISBN:
9780191602818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262896.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Early Christianity took shape through its texts, and is only available to us in the earliest centuries through its texts. Using contemporary models of how identity is constructed, the construction of ... More


The World's Oldest Church: Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria

Michael Peppard

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300213997
eISBN:
9780300216516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300213997.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In 1932, at an ancient military outpost on the Euphrates, excavators unearthed a series of wall paintings. A procession of veiled women, a soldier with sword drawn, a woman at a well. The space was ... More


The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

April D. DeConick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Gnosticism is a countercultural spirituality that forever changed the practice of Christianity. Before it emerged in the second century, passage to the afterlife required obedience to God and king. ... More


When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

Timothy Michael Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199781713
eISBN:
9780199345168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781713.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This new book narrates in a fresh and exciting way the story of the Septuagint, the Greek Scriptures of the ancient Jewish Diaspora that became the first the Christian Old Testament. Consisting both ... More


Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity

John David Penniman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222760
eISBN:
9780300228007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222760.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

What if the idea that “you are what you eat” weren’t a simple metaphor? What if it revealed a deeper medical, moral, and religious history about the relationship between food and the soul? In the ... More


The Christian Rejection of Animal Sacrifice

Daniel C. Ullucci

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791705
eISBN:
9780199932436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791705.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Animal sacrifice is one of the most pervasive ritual actions in human history. In the ancient Mediterranean world, animal sacrifice was one of the most culturally significant religious rituals, ... More


One True Life: The Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions

C. Kavin Rowe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300180121
eISBN:
9780300182101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180121.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

One True Life explores the promise and problems inherent in engaging rival claims to what is true. Juxtaposing the Roman Stoics Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius with the Christian saints Paul, ... More


Angels in Late Ancient Christianity

Ellen Muehlberger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931934
eISBN:
9780199332991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931934.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Ellen Muehlberger explores the diverse and inventive ideas Christians held about angels in late antiquity, focusing especially on the fourth and fifth centuries. At that time, Christians were ... More


Introduction

Catherine M. Chin and Caroline T. Schroeder

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter first provides a historical and biographical introduction to the lives of Melania the Elder and her granddaughter Melania the Younger. It then surveys the treatment of these figures in ... More


Irenaeus of Lyons: Ambassador for Peace, Reconciliation, and Toleration

John Behr

in Irenaeus of Lyons: Identifying Christianity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199214624
eISBN:
9780191761720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214624.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter surveys the context of Irenaeus' theological activity by reviewing all the Christian teachers and communities in Rome during the first two centuries, paying special attention to how ... More


Conclusion: Repentance in Christian Late Antiquity and the Question of Continuity

Alexis Torrance

in Repentance in Late Antiquity: Eastern Asceticism and the Framing of the Christian Life c.400-650 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665365
eISBN:
9780191745065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665365.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

The conclusion offers a summary of findings, and addresses the question of continuity between earlier Christian understandings of repentance, and that offered by the ascetics. The threefold framework ... More


God’s Word for the Church

Timothy Michael Law

in When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199781713
eISBN:
9780199345168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781713.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter demonstrates how the earliest Christians viewed the Septuagint as a special new word from God. A ‘chain of tradition’ was developed to show how the story of the Septuagint's origins gave ... More


Introduction

C. Kavin Rowe

in One True Life: The Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300180121
eISBN:
9780300182101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180121.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The Introduction argues for a new way of taking seriously the truth claims of ancient traditions of life and explains why the chosen three Stoics and three Christians best exemplify these claims. It ... More


The Microbes and Pneuma That Therefore I Am

Denise Kimber Buell

in Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263196
eISBN:
9780823266531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263196.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Denise Kimber Buell's essay asks what kind of creaturely theology might arise from reflection on microbial and bacterial interactions, such as in the human digestive system, rather than on the ... More


Introduction

Risto Uro

in Ritual and Christian Beginnings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199661176
eISBN:
9780191793455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661176.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religious Studies

The Introduction explains the rationale of the book. From the viewpoint of the history of religion, the failure of early Christian scholars to include ritual in the story of Christian origins is ... More


Conclusion

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/9780300222760.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This Conclusion explores how the imperative “to eat well” has been an undercurrent, a connecting thread, linking disparate arguments about food and formation within the figures and texts explored. ... More


Why This Book?

Timothy Michael Law

in When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199781713
eISBN:
9780199345168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781713.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Many have already encountered the Septuagint, even if they have never heard of it. This chapter introduces the book, and gives a preview of what readers can expect. There are at least four major ... More


Ritual and Christian Beginnings

Risto Uro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199661176
eISBN:
9780191793455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661176.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religious Studies

The rise of early Christianity has been examined from a myriad of perspectives, but until recently ritual has been a neglected topic. This book argues that ritual theory is indispensable for the ... More


Edessan Christians in Hayy al-Suryan

Tala Jarjour

in Sense and Sadness: Syriac Chant in Aleppo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190635251
eISBN:
9780190635299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635251.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

THIS CHAPTER SETS the foundation necessary for appreciating Urfalli Suryani religious emotionality through essential elements in the local musical experience. It draws on the history of the Syrian ... More


Christian Facticity

Scott M. Campbell (ed.)

in The Early Heidegger's Philosophy of Life: Facticity, Being, and Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242191
eISBN:
9780823242238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242191.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The main focus of this chapter is on section 1 of The Phenomenology of Religious Life (G 60). Section 1 is titled Introduction to the Phenomenology of Religion (winter semester, 1920–21). The first ... More


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