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The Christian Beginnings

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Jesus’ words about salvation and damnation reveal an extraordinarily heightened sense of the absolute claims the spiritual makes upon us, independently of belief in a future state. Jesus enforces ... More


The Eschaton, the Judgment, and the Final Dispensation: Modern Islam

Jane Idleman Smith and Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

in The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156492
eISBN:
9780199834662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156498.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Here again modern interpreters seek to provide deeper understanding of, or give new meanings to, the modalities of the day of resurrection. Consideration is given to attempts to reconcile the Qur’an ... More


Bending Frank

John Wigger

in American Saint Francis Asbury and the Methodists

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387803
eISBN:
9780199866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387803.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The novel The Damnation of Theron Ware captures the shift to respectability among nineteenth‐century Methodists that Asbury had feared and many nineteenth‐century “croakers” decried. Through the ... More


Five. Representative Women: Slavery and the Gendered Ground of Citizenship

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the 1920 essay “The Damnation of Women,” Du Bois's collective biography of African American women. Despite the masculinism that defines much of his writing, and the tensions ... More


Conclusion

Alan E. Bernstein

in Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This concluding chapter argues that all three Abrahamic religions professed a belief in hell, whether they called it Gehinnom, Gehenna, or Jahannam, and all three successfully resisted similar ... More


The Battle against “Churchianity”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0045
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter forty-five is a detailed examination of Hodge’s views on the Church universal. As denominations competed for members and new religious traditions arose on the American landscape, a wide array ... More


Eternal Life

David Young

in F. D. Maurice and Unitarianism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263395
eISBN:
9780191682520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263395.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

This chapter discusses Maurice's view and standpoint on the principle of eternal life. Maurice believes that eternal life is fellowship with God. For him, to have eternal life means living in heaven ... More


Q: Does Dante Hope for Vergil's Salvation? a: Why Do We Care? For the Very Reason We Should Not Ask the Question

Teodolinda Barolini

in Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227037
eISBN:
9780823241019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227037.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The overarching plot requirements of the Commedia undergird Vergil's damnation and suggest that to think in terms of his salvation is to opt for the lectio facilior, in the sense of the reading that ... More


Responsibility of Princes

Theodor Meron

in Henry's Wars and Shakespeare's Laws: Perspectives on the Law of War in the Later Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258117
eISBN:
9780191681790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258117.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Shakespeare portrayed how Henry had his disguised troops conversed with a soldier called Williams regarding issues on how princes had spiritual responsibility for the casualties and death of soldiers ... More


Despair and Salvation

Alec Ryrie

in Being Protestant in Reformation Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199565726
eISBN:
9780191750731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565726.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the widespread claim that early modern Protestantism produced a culture of despair, melancholy and suicide. While accepting the widespread reality of that experience, and its ... More


Introduction

Alan E. Bernstein

in Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This introductory chapter provides a background of the debates concerning postmortem punishment in three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. These three religions shared faith in many ... More


Gregory the Great: Order in Chaos

Alan E. Bernstein

in Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Gregory the Great’s doctrine of hell. Gregory’s account of postmortem punishment reveals how as pope he declares dogma, as a scholar he expounds theology, and as a preacher he ... More


Inner Death: Hell in the Conscience

Alan E. Bernstein

in Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on inner death. Inner death occurs when the suffering associated with hell occupies a living person. If not corrected, this torment becomes eternal. The locus of this ... More


The Punishments: Slavery, Torture, and Hell

Alan E. Bernstein

in Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores how the discipline of slaves framed the conception of hell. The torments of slaves, the punishments of some criminals, and the fate of the damned resemble one another. The ... More


Rabbinic Judaism: One Fire, Two Fates

Alan E. Bernstein

in Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that although many Jews today deny that Judaism embraces any afterlife at all, postmortem sanctions attracted Jews for centuries. In biblical times, postmortem punishment was a ... More


Islam: The Mockers Mocked

Alan E. Bernstein

in Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines hell in Islam. For the damned, intimations of the truths taught by Islam emerge as one enters the grave. Hell suddenly appears in the distance, and unbelievers begin to realize ... More


Love, Law, and Transgression

Tina Beattie

in Theology after Postmodernity: Divining the Void--A Lacanian Reading of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199566075
eISBN:
9780191747359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566075.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Having explored Lacan’s account of modernity, this chapter demonstrates how certain biblical and doctrinal themes in Thomas Aquinas’s theology introduce ‘a turbulent otherness’ into his quest for ... More


Beginning and End: Exploring the Qur͗anic ‘Grand Story’

Mohamed Mahmoud

in Studying Modern Arabic Literature: Mustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696628
eISBN:
9781474412254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696628.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses the Qur'anic ‘grand story’, which refers to the underlying, basic conceptual scheme that informs Qur'anic stories and bestows meaning and coherence on them. Ths basic ... More


The Terrifying God of William Perkins, Thomas Hooker, and Samuel Stone

Baird Tipson

in Hartford Puritanism: Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190212520
eISBN:
9780190212544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212520.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

In attacking Jesuit theology, William Perkins, Hooker’s widely influential theological mentor, systematically eliminated any unaided human initiative toward salvation. Jacobus Arminius found ... More


Preaching the Gospel in Chelmsford and Hartford

Baird Tipson

in Hartford Puritanism: Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190212520
eISBN:
9780190212544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212520.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

Consciously modeling his preaching on that of John Rogers of Dedham, Hooker developed a dramatic style that drew large audiences and quickly made him a celebrity. “Civil” believers, confident that ... More


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