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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


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


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


Ad Fontes: Elizabeth and the English Bible

Hester Lees-Jeffries

in England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230785
eISBN:
9780191696473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230785.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The metaphor which underpinned both the principle of transformation and, specifically, the pageant of Veritas Temporis Filia and the gift of the English Bible was that of the fountain. As this ... More


The Faith of Hope

Alan Mittleman

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199297153
eISBN:
9780191700835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297153.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

For both Thomas Aquinas and Joseph Albo, hope becomes a response to an outpouring of divine presence. This chapter considers the Jewish and Christian traditions from which Aquinas and Albo drew, and ... More


Res non verba: Christianity and pagan literary culture

Carol Harrison

in Augustine: Christian Truth and Fractured Humanity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752202
eISBN:
9780191695070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752202.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Society

Augustine's cultural, social, and intellectual perspectives were fundamentally shaped through the established norms that proliferated during the Roman Empire. The Empire is often characterized with a ... More


Introduction: Shelley's ‘Gnostic’ Assassins and the Reinterpretation of Christianity

Bryan Shelley

in Shelley and Scripture: The Interpreting Angel

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122845
eISBN:
9780191671562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122845.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

As Shelley had observed, no religion or nation can surpass each other without borrowing certain ideas from the other. This notion thus serves as the underlying principle of Shelley's own ... More


Return to Allegory

ANDREW LOUTH

in Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261964
eISBN:
9780191682261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261964.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents an essay on the Church Fathers' use of allegory in interpreting the Scriptures. It explains that for the Fathers allegory is not merely a stylistic habit but rather it is bound ... More


Reflection on So-called ‘Triumphalism’

C. F. D. Moule

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament: Studies in Christology in Memory of George Bradford Caird

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263265
eISBN:
9780191682452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay of triumphalism in Christian theology. It highlights the use of the languages of coercion, conquest, and triumph in the Scriptures and suggests that there is a risk of ... More


God is Love: The Word Agape in the New Testament

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267669
eISBN:
9780191683336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267669.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

In the Patristic period, the education and background of the writers are reflected in their writings. The same is also true of the New Testament, which was not written in a vacuum. The New Testament ... More


Revelation: Correlative Concept

Paul M. Collins

in Trinitarian Theology: West and East: Karl Barth, the Cappadocian Fathers, and John Zizioulas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270324
eISBN:
9780191683985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270324.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In the Church Dogmatics, ‘revelation’ plays a central role owing to Karl Barth's endeavour to provide answers to the epistemological problematic arising from the Enlightenment and from the ... More


The Revelation of the Son and the Names of God

Peter Widdicombe

in The Fatherhood of God from Origen to Athanasius

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242481
eISBN:
9780191697111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242481.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses Origen's doctrine of revelation. Origen is certain that we may come to a saving knowledge of God's transcendent nature. But he distances himself from what he considers to be ... More


Introduction: Methodism and Education before 1859

John T. Smith

in Methodism and Education, 1849–1902: J. H. Rigg, Romanism, and Wesleyan Schools

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269649
eISBN:
9780191683725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269649.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

If the Methodists were not a people who were inclined to reading, as observed by John Wesley, the work of grace will not persist to see other generations. Wesley's followers, the Wesleyan Methodists, ... More


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