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San La Muerte

Frank Graziano

in Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171303
eISBN:
9780199785193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the devotion to San La Muerte (St. Death) in northeastern Argentina. It explains the evolution of San La Muerte from a Guaraní-Christian amulet to a folk saint, and examines ... More


Contemporary Documents in Hebrew and Jewish Aramaic

Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, Yehudah Cohn, and Fergus Millar

in Handbook of Jewish Literature from Late Antiquity, 135–700 CE

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265222
eISBN:
9780191771873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265222.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes contemporary documentary texts, written on stone, mosaic or papyrus, or on amulets or magic bowls. It does not aim to provide a full bibliography of these documents, but simply ... More


Literary Offerings

Jill Rappoport

in Giving Women: Alliance and Exchange in Victorian Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199772605
eISBN:
9780199919000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772605.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

Literary annuals from the 1820s and ’30s not only shaped the way women imagined giving by modeling scenes and styles of exchange but, by cultivating a larger ethos of generosity for this publishing ... More


Paper Charms, and Prayer Sheets as Adjuncts to Chinese Worship: (1953)*

Marjorie Topley

Jean DeBernardi (ed.)

in Cantonese Society in Hong Kong and Singapore: Gender, Religion, Medicine and Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028146
eISBN:
9789882206663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028146.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

There are few Chinese rites for which some kind of paper charm or prayer sheet is not necessary. Some of these papers are specific to a particular rite but many may be used in a general way to cover ... More


The Roman Child in Sickness and in Health

Keith Bradley

in The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy, and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268412
eISBN:
9780191708589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268412.003.03
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates the harder side of family life in ancient Rome in a survey of diseases and treatments of illnesses by focusing on the extent to which disease was regarded as a special ... More


Making Amulets Christian: Artefacts, Scribes, and Contexts

Theodore de Bruyn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199687886
eISBN:
9780191767340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687886.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book examines Greek amulets with Christian elements from late antique Egypt in order to discern the processes whereby a customary practice—the writing of incantations on amulets—changed in an ... More


The Priestly Blessing in Inscription and Scripture: The Early History of Numbers 6:24-26

Jeremy D. Smoak

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199399970
eISBN:
9780199399994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399970.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

This book presents a synthesis of recent discoveries bearing upon the early history and function of the biblical priestly blessing of Numbers 6:24–26. The book gives special focus to the importance ... More


Second Lecture: What is a New Testament Manuscript?

David C. Parker

in Textual Scholarship and the Making of the New Testament

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199657810
eISBN:
9780191744860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657810.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter asks the question ‘What is a New Testament manuscript”. It discusses papyrus copies, including amulets, ones with sentences for fortune-telling. Parchment majuscule manuscripts are ... More


“What Children Need”: Making Childhood with Technologies of Protection and Healing

Frances Garrett

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the care of children in Tibetan culture as seen in several works on the medical and ritual treatment and defence of children. These texts describe a remarkably broad range of ... More


Healin’ da Sick, Raisin’ da Daid: Hoodoo as Health Care, Root Doctors, Midwives, Treaters

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Hoodoo as health care and the role of the African American midwife in the old tradition black belt Hoodoo complex. Scholarship has totally overlooked a discussion of traditional ... More


Gaining Access to Power

Ward Keeler

in The Traffic in Hierarchy: Masculinity and Its Others in Buddhist Burma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824865948
eISBN:
9780824876944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865948.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Because social relations imply an individual’s vulnerability, ways must be found to protect oneself. Two possibilities present themselves: amassing power in oneself in order to make oneself resistant ... More


Material Religion, Created and Experienced: Burial Sites, Symbolic Visions, and Sign Acts

Susan Niditch

in The Responsive Self: Personal Religion in Biblical Literature of the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300166361
eISBN:
9780300166538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300166361.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 5 explores the relationship between literary texts, objects, spaces, and pictorial representations as they relate to the study of personal religion. This chapter focuses on material religion ... More


Blessing and Guarding in West Semitic Inscribed Amulets

Jeremy D. Smoak

in The Priestly Blessing in Inscription and Scripture: The Early History of Numbers 6:24-26

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199399970
eISBN:
9780199399994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399970.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter compares the Ketef Hinnom amulets to inscriptions found on Phoenician and Punic amulets from the late Iron Age. The chapter argues that the priestly blessing formula derived from a stock ... More


Christian Culture and the 72 Names

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter begins its exploration of the number seventy two from the Slavonic erotapocritical text “How many are the names of God”? It discusses that the idea that the Lord has seventy two names ... More


Epilogue

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The remarkably successful career of the Slavic amulet of seventy two divine names hinges on one central event in its history: its initial printed publication. The text first appeared in 1520 as part ... More


African Cuban Sacred Traditions and the Making of an Insurgency

Aisha K. Finch

in Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622347
eISBN:
9781469622361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622347.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores the ways a range of African spiritual practices became the lynchpins in a sacred insurgent geography of 1844. This cultural architecture, particularly through amulets and ... More


The Material Culture of Infancy

Maureen Carroll

in Infancy and Earliest Childhood in the Roman World: 'A Fragment of Time'

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199687633
eISBN:
9780191841804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687633.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 4 explores the range of things that infants used and with which they were surrounded in daily life, even though much of the physical evidence for them comes from funerary contexts. These ... More


Sacred Stuff

Abigail Brundin, Deborah Howard, and Mary Laven

in The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198816553
eISBN:
9780191853746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816553.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion, European Early Modern History

Inventories have long been used by historians as a source for investigating ‘worldly goods’; here, they are scrutinized anew for evidence of devotional practices in the home. Rosaries, little ... More


Drunken Hags with Amulets and Prostitutes with Erotic Spells: The Re-Feminization of Magic in Late Antique Christian Homilies

Dayna S. Kalleres

in Daughters of Hecate: Women and Magic in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780195342703
eISBN:
9780199387748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342703.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores the perpetuation of Roman stereotypes in Christian rhetoric of the Post Constantinian period. As Christianity emerged from secrecy into the public sphere, following the Council ... More


Introduction

Theodore de Bruyn

in Making Amulets Christian: Artefacts, Scribes, and Contexts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199687886
eISBN:
9780191767340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687886.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Introduction explains the motivation for the book and introduces the questions it addresses. It describes the manuals and incantations that have survived from the Graeco-Roman world, and outlines ... More


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