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The Paradise Altar of Bamberg

G. Ronald Murphy

in Gemstone of Paradise: The Holy Grail in Wolfram's “Parzival”

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306392
eISBN:
9780199785025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306392.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on the (Bamberg) Paradise Altar. It is believed to be the stone that Wolfram was thinking of, or inspired by, when he came to his realization about the true nature of the Grail. ... More


Some Radical Liturgical Experiments

Nigel Yates

in Buildings, Faith, and Worship

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270133
eISBN:
9780191683916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270133.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

During the first half of the 17th century the conflict over the altar position had dominated Anglican liturgical concerns. It had been generally accepted firstly that churches should in effect be two ... More


A Return to Liturgical Orthodoxy

Nigel Yates

in Buildings, Faith, and Worship

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270133
eISBN:
9780191683916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270133.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter demonstrates a significant third strand in the liturgical outlook of Anglicans between 1660 and 1840. This was an attempt to reorder Anglican churches but in a way which tried to create ... More


Attitudes to Liturgical Conservation

Nigel Yates

in Buildings, Faith, and Worship

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270133
eISBN:
9780191683916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270133.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The growth of the conservation lobby has resulted in considerable tension within religious bodies between those that have taken the view that liturgical requirements and pastoral requirements must be ... More


Duns Scotus on Two Types of Transubstantiation

Marilyn McCord Adams

in Some Later Medieval Theories of the Eucharist: Thomas Aquinas, Gilles of Rome, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591053
eISBN:
9780191595554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591053.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Scotus finds Giles' ‘improvements’ on Aquinas metaphysically tangled. This chapter examines Scotus' critique and his own fresh definitions: productive transubstantiation (extant substance S1 wholly ... More


Accidents Without Substance: Aquinas and Giles of Rome

Marilyn McCord Adams

in Some Later Medieval Theories of the Eucharist: Thomas Aquinas, Gilles of Rome, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591053
eISBN:
9780191595554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591053.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Experience shows that after consecration, the eucharistic accidents are still extended on the altar and that what remains continues to be causally interactive in all of the ways that bread would be. ... More


Sacred Space

Paul Woodruff

in The Necessity of Theater: The Art of Watching and Being Watched

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332001
eISBN:
9780199868186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332001.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Theater is the heir of a tradition that makes spaces sacred for religious ritual; only people who have been consecrated may enter such a space without transgression, that is, without a violation of ... More


The Second Factor: Centering Focus

Richard Kieckhefer

in Theology in Stone: Church Architecture From Byzantium to Berkeley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195154665
eISBN:
9780199835676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154665.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In the classic sacramental tradition, the main focus is the altar, conceived as the place of eucharistic sacrifice. The history of the altar is discussed, with reference to the pagan temples and the ... More


Land Animals, Pure and Impure

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Leviticus 1–7 presents the laws on sacrifices, and in sacrifice the body of the sacrificial animal becomes another microcosm in its own right, corresponding to the tabernacle and the holy mountain ... More


The Framework of the Covenant Code

John Van Seters

in A Law Book for the Diaspora: Revision in the Study of the Covenant Code

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153156
eISBN:
9780199834785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153154.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter pursues a literary analysis of the narrative context of the Covenant Code within the Sinai law‐giving episode and the code's relationship to, or original independence from, the ... More


The Battle of the Altars: Turning the Tables and Breaking the Rails

David. Cressy

in Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: Tales of Discord and Dissension

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198207818
eISBN:
9780191677809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207818.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter addresses the local parochial consequences of the Caroline altar policy, and examines objection and resistance to the relocation of communion tables as altars and to the erection of ... More


The Turning of the Tables, 1625–1640

Kenneth Fincham and Nicholas Tyacke

in Altars Restored: The Changing Face of English Religious Worship, 1547-c.1700

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207009
eISBN:
9780191677434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207009.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

In 1640, Canon 7 signaled the authority for communion tables to be moved permanently to the tops of chancels standing altarwise but protected by a rail so it would be permissible and encouraging for ... More


Homicide And Vengeance

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/9780199759217.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter shows how biblical law distinguishes between premeditated, spur of the moment, and accidental homicide, and thus tries to strike a particular balance between harm and culpability. ... More


Tian An Men Square

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0019
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter starts with a discussion on Old Peking at the south end of Tian An Men Square. Standing back-to-back, as if they refuse to acknowledge each other's existence, are two large buildings. ... More


Inner Temples: History, Ritual, and Law, 1630–1637

Charles W. A. Prior

in A Confusion of Tongues: Britain's Wars of Reformation, 1625-1642

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698257
eISBN:
9780191739040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698257.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines how writers used history as a means to develop arguments either for or against the use of certain religious rituals. It begins with a brief discussion of the use of ancient ... More


Introduction

Thomas Albert Howard

in God and the Atlantic: America, Europe, and the Religious Divide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199565511
eISBN:
9780191725654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565511.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This introductory chapter lays out the general arguments of the book and makes the case that, historically viewed, European criticisms of American religious life evince a pronounced ... More


Mobilizing “America's Marys”: Women, Fundraising, and the Mary Memorial Altar, 1913–1938

Thomas A. Tweed

in America's Church: The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Catholic Presence in the Nation's Capital

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199782987
eISBN:
9780199897384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782987.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the fundraising for the Mary Memorial Altar, moving from the first efforts to raise funds for the altar in 1913 to the culmination of those efforts in 1938. It argues that in ... More


Altars Restored: The Changing Face of English Religious Worship, 1547-c.1700

Kenneth Fincham and Nicholas Tyacke

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207009
eISBN:
9780191677434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207009.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

Altars are powerful symbols, fraught with meaning, but during the early modern period they became a religious battleground. Attacked by reformers in the mid-16th century because of their allegedly ... More


Places of Cult: Athens and the Demes

Robert Parker

in Polytheism and Society at Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216116
eISBN:
9780191705847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216116.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Compared to Athens, Attica contains more than a hundred rural demes, many of which will have been felt by their inhabitants to have themselves a religious centre and religious periphery. A cluster of ... More


Reformed and Catholic Doctrine

Lucy E. C. Wooding

in Rethinking Catholicism in Reformation England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208655
eISBN:
9780191678110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208655.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

Mary Tudor's brief provided the opportunity for Catholic renewal within the English Church. A significant part of that campaign was the production of printed works, both practical texts such as ... More


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