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Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity and monasticism have flourished in Upper Egypt from as early as the fourth century until the present day. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology, examine ... More


Egyptian Gnosticism from Its Cradle in the Alexandrian Quarters of the Second Century to Its Jar Tomb in the Upper Egyptian Town of Nag‘ Hammadi

Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter attempts to interpret the fate of Gnosticism in Egypt by investigating places where texts were found and the historical material available. It first presents a list of texts of a Gnostic ... More


The Africanness of Classicism in the Work of Toni Morrison

Tessa Roynon

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

Building on recent scholarly interest in Toni Morrison's engagement with the classical tradition, this chapter demonstrates that her interest in the Africanness of classicism is a significant feature ... More


Mother of God and Mother of Mysteries: The Third Century

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217216
eISBN:
9780300219531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217216.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the evidence of Marian piety in the third century. It first considers how Mary was regarded by the church fathers of the period, including Tertullian of Carthage, Clement of ... More


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

Outi Lehtipuu

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724810
eISBN:
9780191792274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724810.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In many early Christian texts, belief in resurrection is used as a sign of inclusion and exclusion, not only in relation to non-Christians but vis-à-vis other Christians. Those who understand ... 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


Religions of Transformation

Mark Edwards

in Religions of the Constantinian Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199687725
eISBN:
9780191815034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687725.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 7 observes that religions which might be described as esoteric or transformative acquire an unprecedented prominence in this period. The polemic of Alexander of Lycopolis against the ... More


“I Became Divine.”: Allogenes and Gnostic Self-deification

M. David Litwa

in Desiring Divinity: Self-deification in Early Jewish and Christian Mythmaking

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190467166
eISBN:
9780190467180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467166.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter uses the example of Allogenes (in Nag Hammadi library codex 11,3) to explore self-deifying spirituality in a gnostic key. It is argued that gnostic self-deification is realized in three ... More


America, Africa, and Classical Traditions

Tessa Roynon

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition: Transforming American Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199698684
eISBN:
9780191760532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698684.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Morrison's challenge to the fabricated conception of classicism as a ‘pure’ boy of culture, as a European pedigree on which so many aspects of dominant American identity depend. ... More


The Fate of Messiah Christology in Early Christianity

Matthew V. Novenson

in The Grammar of Messianism: An Ancient Jewish Political Idiom and Its Users

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190255022
eISBN:
9780190255046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190255022.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

According to a standard narrative both in Jewish studies and in early Christian studies, ancient Christian writers redefined “messiah” or “Christ” immediately and entirely, so that early Christian ... More


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