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Justice As A Calling

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/9780199759217.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter sets out the ideology and practice of biblical justice and adjudication. Case studies drawn from the biblical texts explore some of the practical problems that might be thought to arise ... More


A World Upturned: Commentary on and Analysis of The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All

Roland Enmarch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264331
eISBN:
9780191734106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264331.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All is one of the major works from the golden age of Egyptian literature, the Middle Kingdom (c. 1980–1630 bc). The poem provides one of the most searching ... More


Divine Justice and Divine Mercy

Philip L. Quinn

in Divine Commands and Moral Requirements

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244134
eISBN:
9780191680755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244134.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the doctrine about the nature of God that allows us to attribute to him some excellences of character which are, according to divine command theories, the analogues of moral ... More


Oracles Support Divine Justice

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:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter dips into anthropological studies of oracles to illustrate the scale of the gap made by the abolition of oracles. Two things about the priestly laws would make more sense if priestly use ... More


Law and Religion in the Hebrew Bible

Bernard S. Jackson

in Law and Religion in the Eastern Mediterranean: From Antiquity to Early Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199550234
eISBN:
9780191747199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550234.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter calls for a ‘hermeneutics of suspicion’ in regard to the term ‘law’ — especially so if one wants to avoid any confusion with modern, positivist legal connotations. It investigates the ... More


Diodorus Siculus

Lisa Irene Hau

in Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474411073
eISBN:
9781474422048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the Diodorus source problem and its bearing on the argument. It then offers a thorough analysis of the moral-didactic lessons and moralising techniques ... More


The Commandment Against the Law: Writing and Divine Justice in Walter Benjamin’s “Critique of Violence” and Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Judgment

Tracy McNulty

in Wrestling with the Angel: Experiments in Symbolic Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161190
eISBN:
9780231537605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161190.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the notions of writing and divine justice in Walter Benjamin's “Critique of Violence” and Immanuel Kant's Critique of Judgment. Benjamin's “Critique of Violence” offers a ... More


Against Sovereign Impunity: The Political Theology of the International Criminal Court

Bruce Rosenstock

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter construes the recently established International Criminal Court as the “sovereignty-less conscience of humanity.” It argues that the ICC is amenable to analysis in terms of political ... More


The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Jonathan Lamb

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book draws on the book of Job as a touchstone for the contradictions and polemics that infect various 18th century works — poetry, philosophy, political oratory, accounts of exploration, ... More


The Polytheistic Model: Homer and Virgil

Tobias Gregory

in From Many Gods to One: Divine Action in Renaissance Epic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226307558
eISBN:
9780226307565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307565.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents an overview of the polytheistic divine action of Homer and Virgil. It specifically discusses the characteristics of the Olympian community as represented in the Iliad, the ... More


Hindraf and the Haunting of Justice

Andrew C. Willford and S. Nagarajan

in Tamils and the Haunting of Justice: History and Recognition in Malaysia's Plantations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824838942
eISBN:
9780824869649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838942.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter describes the remarkable events that marked the Hindraf (Hindu Rights Action Force) protests in 2007. It also makes three broad claims about the Indian uprising that ... More


Herodotus

Lisa Irene Hau

in Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474411073
eISBN:
9781474422048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter analyses the moralising techniques and moral lessons of Herodotus. Using the moralising techniques found and analysed in Polybius and Diodorus as its point of departure, it discovers ... More


Xenophon, <i>Hellenica</i>

Lisa Irene Hau

in Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474411073
eISBN:
9781474422048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter analyses the moralising techniques and moral lessons of Xenophon’s Hellenika. In terms of techniques, it discovers that Xenophon stands at a midway point between his Classical ... More


Legitimation

C. D. Elledge

in Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199640416
eISBN:
9780191822872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199640416.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religious Studies

The prolific intellectual activity of early Judaism in the creation of increasing varieties of theodicy was destined to generate eventual conflict. The insurgent approaches that emphasized ... More


Fragmentary Classical Historiography

Lisa Irene Hau

in Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474411073
eISBN:
9781474422048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter analyses the moralising techniques and moral lessons of the Oxyrhynchus Historian, Ephorus of Cyme, and Theopompus of Chios. Using the techniques and lessons discovered and analysed ... More


Dante and the Limits of the Law

Justin Steinberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071091
eISBN:
9780226071121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071121.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Dante’s literary-theoretical framework is simultaneously and manifestly a legal one. Contemporary juridical rituals of everyday experience such as testimony, litigation, punishment, and confession ... More


Protestant Misfortune in Biblical Perspective

Arlette Jouanna

in The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre: The Mysteries of a Crime of State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097553
eISBN:
9781781708880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097553.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Massacre elicited more than one single response from the Protestants. It was a major trauma for them, one that forced them to ask fundamental questions as to why such a disaster had befallen ... More


Denial

C. D. Elledge

in Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199640416
eISBN:
9780191822872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199640416.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religious Studies

As resurrection increased in its reception among a range of groups within the second century BCE, it did so against a cultural backdrop in which other attitudes toward death already occupied a ... More


The Southern Way of Death: The Meaning of Death in Antebellum White Evangelical Culture

Randy J. Sparks

in The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the Southern Quarterly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033032
eISBN:
9781617033056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033032.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the impact of evangelicalism on southerners’ attitudes towards death and dying. Evangelicals viewed the prevalence of high death rates and diseases, natural disasters, and ... More


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