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Animal Sacrifices

John Hare

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In the Hebrew Scriptures God is represented as requiring a sacrificial system involving the deaths of many thousands of animals every year as a way to produce atonement for sin. This system is taken ... More


Pedagogy

Paul Rorem

in Hugh of Saint Victor

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195384369
eISBN:
9780199869886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384369.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces and summarizes Hugh’s early works: the Chronicles (De tribus maximis), On the Scriptures (De scripturis), and the Didascalicon. It thus introduces Hugh’s concepts of history, ... More


Text and Identity

Judith Lieu

in Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262892
eISBN:
9780191602818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262896.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The literary productivity of early Christianity invites the model of textual communities. This productivity includes the appropriation of the Jewish Scriptures and other writings and the claim to ... More


Peter Lombard

Philipp W. Rosemann

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195155440
eISBN:
9780199849871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155440.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Peter Lombard is best known as the author of a celebrated work entitled Book of Sentences, which for several centuries served as the standard theological textbook in the Christian West. It was the ... More


Hope in a Democratic Age: Philosophy, Religion, and Political Theory

Alan Mittleman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199297153
eISBN:
9780191700835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297153.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

How and why should hope play a key role in a 21st-century democratic politics? This book offers a philosophical exploration of the theme, contending that a modern construction of hope as an emotion ... More


Revelation, the Bible, and Inspiration

Gerald O'Collins

in Rethinking Fundamental Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199605569
eISBN:
9780191729454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605569.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Through examining the formation, content, and use of the Bible, this chapter shows how revelation and the Scriptures, while interconnected, may not be identified. Biblical inspiration is a special ... More


Orthodox Old Dissent: C. H. Spurgeon and ‘The Book’

Timothy Larsen

in A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199570096
eISBN:
9780191725661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570096.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Biblical Studies

It would be difficult to overestimate the success of the Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon in the Victorian age, not only in Britain but throughout the English-speaking world and beyond. This ... More


The Truth, Canon, and Interpretation of the Bible

Gerald O'Collins

in Rethinking Fundamental Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199605569
eISBN:
9780191729454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605569.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Resisting the endemic temptation to identify inspiration with the truth (or inerrancy) of the Bible, the chapter deals with recurrent difficulties before arguing that biblical truth aims at ... More


World Religions and Christ the Revealer and Saviour

Gerald O'Collins

in Rethinking Fundamental Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199605569
eISBN:
9780191729454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605569.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter introduces doctrinal traditions and some philosophical reflections. With Chapter 11, it brings together the Scriptures, history, tradition, and philosophy, and is witness to the nature ... More


Shelley and Scripture: The Interpreting Angel

Bryan Shelley

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122845
eISBN:
9780191671562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122845.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book is a study of the use by the poet Shelley, conventionally regarded as atheist, of ideas and imagery from the Scriptures in expressing his world view. Assessing Shelley's poetic theory and ... More


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