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God

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Gospels assert that Jesus is not the son of Joseph but of God, and point to Jesus' miracles, God's declarations, and other aspects of Jesus' extraordinary life as evidence for his divine sonship. ... More


Redemption as Deliverance from Evil

Gerald SJ O'Collins

in Jesus Our Redeemer: A Christian Approach to Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199203130
eISBN:
9780191707742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203130.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores a theme repeatedly found in the biblical and liturgical sources and featuring centrally in modern theologies of liberation: redemption as deliverance. Reasons are given for the ... More


The Savior Martyr

Candida R. Moss

in The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199739875
eISBN:
9780199777259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739875.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the interpretation of the martyrs’ deaths in the early church and the significance of this kind of death both for the martyrs and for other Christians. It focuses on the ... More


Physics, Cognition, and Superhuman Persons

Troels Engberg‐Pedersen

in Cosmology and Self in the Apostle Paul: The Material Spirit

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558568
eISBN:
9780191720970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558568.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter addresses the philosophical question of the relationship between the different types of superhuman entities that people Paul's world. In addition to the material pneuma, Christ, and God, ... More


The War with Islam as a Faith

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

For Christian Zionists, the conflict between Israel and its Arab and Muslim neighbors is even more than a clash of civilizations. It is a contest between God and Allah. Several of the most prominent ... More


Ulysses and the Devils: The Unity of Book 2

David Quint

in Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161914
eISBN:
9781400850488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on book 2 of Paradise Lost. In book 2, Milton continues the story of the demilitarization of the fallen angels and of his epic more generally when he bases all of its action ... More


Fear of Falling: Icarus, Phaethon, and Lucretius

David Quint

in Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161914
eISBN:
9781400850488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates how—through a complicated chain of intermediary texts—the depiction of Satan's fall through Chaos in book 2, which invokes the myth of Icarus, and the Son's successful ride ... More


The Politics of Envy

David Quint

in Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161914
eISBN:
9781400850488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Satan's envy, a condition associated with vision. Satan's envy links vision to time, and to the finite goods of the world. His refusal to bow down before what he takes to be a ... More


Reversing the Fall in Book 10

David Quint

in Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161914
eISBN:
9781400850488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter places the reconciliation of Adam and Eve in book 10 against the preceding first two-thirds of book 10, which have described the building by Sin and Death of their bridge over Chaos and ... More


Just Imagine

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

Led by the smash hit of Fox's Sunny Side Up, starring Janet Gaynor, original musicals fared well in the early sound era. Such originals as Marianne tended to be more cinematic than the stage ... More


Dante: Inferno

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Aristotelian background to Dante, and Dante's expressing in poetic terms the theology and philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas is explored. Like Swift, Dante presents what Aristotle called “probable ... More


The Actors: People and Parties Behind the Book of Revelation

Paul B. Duff

in Who Rides the Beast?: Prophetic Rivalry and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138351
eISBN:
9780199834150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513835X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The different individuals and groups mentioned in Chs. 2 and 3 of the Apocalypse are the subject of this chapter. It first describes John's followers and then focuses on the Jews mentioned in Chs. 2 ... More


Animal Suffering and the Fall

Michael J. Murray

in Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: Theism and the Problem of Animal Suffering

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237272
eISBN:
9780191717291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237272.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Throughout the history of Western monotheism, the most common explanation for animal pan and suffering has been that it is an inevitable result of the Fall of Adam or of Satan and his cohorts, thus ... More


The Futures of Open Subjects

James Kuzner

in Open Subjects: English Renaissance Republicans, Modern Selfhoods and the Virtue of Vulnerability

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642533
eISBN:
9780748651580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642533.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents a few points on how selves can and should go about shaping their futures. It also takes a look at Satan, the fallen angel who does not appreciate his vulnerability. The chapter ... More


From Death to Resurrection: Classical Islam

Jane Idleman Smith and Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

in The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156492
eISBN:
9780199834662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156498.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Qur’an has little direct commentary on what will happen to individuals from the moment of death to the end of time and the bodily resurrection. The classical literature of theologians, Qur’an ... More


Nothing Succeeds Like Failure: Singularity and the Uses of Opposition

Elizabeth Elkin Grammer

in Some Wild Visions: Autobiographies by Female Itinerant Evangelists in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139617
eISBN:
9780199834242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139615.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Fore‐grounding the intense opposition they faced (from family members, male itinerant preachers, established clergy, and Satan—who often personifies in these books a hostile patriarchal culture) was ... More


Heaven and the Defeat of the Beast: Social Aspects of Discipleship

David Brown

in Discipleship and Imagination: Christian Tradition and Truth

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270188
eISBN:
9780191600425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270186.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The first part of the chapter considers some of the positive reasons why heaven as a present reality came to supplement and even supplant eschatology as a purely future concept. Thereafter, ... More


The Need of Salvation

G. B. Caird

L. D. Hurst (ed.)

in New Testament Theology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780198263883
eISBN:
9780191603372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263880.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the need for salvation as expressed by the New Testament writers. Moral bankruptcy is presented in terms of universal judgment, metaphors for sin (guilt, stain, enmity, ... More


A Demon at Work: Letting Benevolence Slip

James L. Crenshaw

in Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195140026
eISBN:
9780199835607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140028.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Rather than defining God as essentially good, one can attribute a flawed character to the supreme being. Two biblical stories reflect this approach to theodicy, describing YHWH, the special name for ... More


Modern Satanism: Dark Doctrines and Black Flames

Jesper Aagaard Petersen

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This essay begins with a short historical and sociological outline of the Satanic subculture (or movement), followed by a discussion of the connecting themes, beliefs, and practices in an attempt to ... More


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