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Coming in from the Cold (War): Cecil B. Demille's the Ten Commandments(1956)

Melanie J. Wright

in Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 biblical epic film The Ten Commandments. The analysis of the film and its reception draws on insights from cinema studies, particular in relation to the ... More


Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Melanie Jane Wright

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is about the representation of Moses and the Exodus narrative in three North American texts: Moses in Red by Lincoln Steffens; Moses, Man of the Mountain (1926), by Zora Neale Hurston ... More


Erasing the Ten Commandments

in Bleached Faith: The Tragic Cost When Religion Is Forced into the Public Square

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758611
eISBN:
9780804763141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758611.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the effort to empty the Ten Commandments of any meaning. It begins by considering how the commandments are actually presented in the Bible. It then turns to the modern ... More


Bleached Faith: The Tragic Cost When Religion Is Forced into the Public Square

Steven Goldberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758611
eISBN:
9780804763141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758611.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Public recognition of religion has been a part of American political life from the country's beginning, and that is not going to change. But in recent years, the effort by some to challenge the long ... More


The Ten Commandments

Ian Green

in The Christian's ABC: Catechisms and Catechizing in England c.1530-1740

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206170
eISBN:
9780191677007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206170.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

At the heart of the Catholic evangelism of fear was the depiction of the Seven Deadly Sins, both in word and image, the latter reaching a climax in the early and middle 16th century, whereas at the ... More


Of gods and moguls

Tony Shaw

in Hollywood's Cold War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625239
eISBN:
9780748670918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625239.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates Hollywood's remarkable appetite for religious storylines in the 1950s. Hollywood had been making money out of religion for decades. Holy men (and women, occasionally) ... More


A Deal With God

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter looks at how covenants are used in the Bible and the ancient Near East and traces variations in the basic covenant formula. It considers the main turning points in the history of ... More


Introduction

James R. Lewis and 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.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The field of new religious movements has been accepted by the religious studies mainstream as a legitimate field of study. However, the controversy over new religions is a complex social issue that ... More


Under God?

Roger Trigg

in Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543670
eISBN:
9780191701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is divided into the following sections: the establishment clause, state support of religion, the pledge of allegiance, free exercise, and displaying the Ten Commandments. The first ... More


God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Jonathan Burnside

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Biblical law has long been seen as the foundational text of Western legal civilization. But what is the real meaning of the lex talionis and what, really, are the Ten Commandments? This book looks at ... More


With God on Our Side: Moral and Religious Issues, Southern Culture, and Republican Realignment in the South

Frederick V. Slocum

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides an in-depth examination of how religion has acted as an extremely conservative device in the South, helping push the region from fealty to the Democratic Party to the GOP. It ... More


The Ten Commandments

Jeffrey B. Ferguson

in The Sage of Sugar Hill: George S. Schuyler and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109016
eISBN:
9780300133462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109016.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the Ten Commandments offered by George Schuyler as a program for the Negro. He suggested helping to promote, organize, and support new Negro enterprises based on sound business ... More


Introduction

in Bleached Faith: The Tragic Cost When Religion Is Forced into the Public Square

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758611
eISBN:
9780804763141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758611.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the topics discussed in this book. It begins with a brief discussion of how religion is inevitably watered down or distorted beyond recognition when ... More


The Story of the First Commandment The Book of Joshua

Patrick D. Miller

in Covenant as Context: Essays in Honour of E. W. Nicholson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250745
eISBN:
9780191697951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250745.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay on the story of the first commandment in the Book of Josiah. The essence of the Ten Commandments and the essential covenantal claim and responsibility are enfolded into ... More


The Virgin Mary

Stephen Mossman

in Marquard von Lindau and the Challenges of Religious Life in Late Medieval Germany: The Passion, the Eucharist, the Virgin Mary

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199575541
eISBN:
9780191722226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575541.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter begins with a consideration of Marquard's presentation of Mary as a model for imitation in his Mariological commentary on the Ten Commandments. It shows that his depiction of Mary as a ... More


THE NATURE OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY

G. E. Moore

in Ethics: and "The Nature of Moral Philosophy"

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199272013
eISBN:
9780191603181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272018.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Originally published in 1922, Moore wrote this lecture for a broad audience. It makes a variety of general points about moral philosophy, moral obligation, and intrinsic value that help round out ... More


A Model for Christian and Civil Government

Steven K. Green

in Inventing a Christian America: The Myth of the Religious Founding

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190230975
eISBN:
9780190231002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190230975.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 considers the claim that various political principles underlying republican government are directly traceable to the Puritans. The chapter examines the role of the Puritans and Calvinist ... More


“There Will Follow a New Generation and a New Earth”: From Apocalyptic Hopes to Destruction in the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God

Jean-François Mayer

in Violence and New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735631
eISBN:
9780199894512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735631.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Jean-François Mayer is one of the few Western scholars of NRMs to investigate the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God (MRTCG), the Ugandan group that, in the year 2000, ... More


Gerson’s “Moralized” Primer of Spiritual Grammar

F. Dominic Longo

in Spiritual Grammar: Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275724
eISBN:
9780823277261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275724.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The chapter is a primer in “spiritual grammar” which provides a close reading of Gerson’s Moralized Grammar(Donatus moralizatus). This theological and literary exposition initiates the reader into ... More


Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi

David P. Wright

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195304756
eISBN:
9780199866830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304756.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Most scholars believe that the numerous similarities between the Covenant Code (Exodus 20:23–23:19) and Mesopotamian law collections, especially the Laws of Hammurabi, which date to around 1750 BCE, ... More


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