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The Church

Richard Swinburne

in Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212460
eISBN:
9780191707193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212460.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

For there to be a meaningful relationship between the early Church and the present day Church, there needs to be a sense of connectedness and continuity of organization, and connectedness and ... More


Incarnation and Physics: Natural Science in the Theology of Thomas F. Torrance

Tapio Luoma

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151893
eISBN:
9780199834419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151895.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Thomas Torrance's original contribution to the dialog between theology and the natural sciences arises from two interrelated features in his thought: first, his adherence to the theology of Karl ... More


Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire

Martin Goodman

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263876
eISBN:
9780191682674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263876.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Judaism

This book tackles a central problem of Jewish and comparative religious history: proselytization and the origins of mission in the Early Church. Why did some individuals in the first four centuries ... More


Chapter Seven. The Carmelite Historical Tradition, c.1400–1530

ANDREW JOTISCHKY

in The Carmelites and Antiquity: Mendicants and their Pasts in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206347
eISBN:
9780191717055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206347.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The last phase of medieval Carmelite historical writing in the 15th and early 16th centuries produced less sophisticated but more imaginative writing than previously. The main characteristic of this ... More


Early Christian Attitudes to Property and Slavery * 1

G. E. M. De Ste. Croix

in Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199278121
eISBN:
9780191707872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278121.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter reprints a 1975 contribution to Studies in Church History, which had also appeared with minimal changes in Ste. Croix's Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World. Ste. Croix sets the ... More


Milton and the Early Church

Nicholas von Maltzahn

in Milton's History of Britain: Republican Historiography in the English Revolution

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128977
eISBN:
9780191671753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128977.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

John Milton learned of a terrible warning in Gildas' lament. The Britons' corruption had been a problem of Church as much as State, long before any Roman contamination of the primitive native Church. ... More


‘Too deeply into the mud of the Arian controversy’: Gibbon and the Early Church Fathers

DAVID WOMERSLEY

in Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and his Reputation, 1776-1815

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187332
eISBN:
9780191718861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187332.003.003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Gibbon was aware that the historical terrain he was obliged to traverse for the second instalment of The Decline and Fall (1781) was rich in potential to offend those of orthodox religious beliefs. ... More


Episcopal Elections 250-600: Hierarchy and Popular Will in Late Antiquity

Peter Norton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207473
eISBN:
9780191708701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207473.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book details a topic of great importance in early Church history and late antiquity. It challenges the conventional view that after the adoption of Christianity by the Roman Empire the local ... More


Towards an Apostolic Congregation in Church and Home

Nicholas Hope

in German and Scandinavian Protestantism 1700-1918

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269946
eISBN:
9780191600647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269943.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Continues the theme of reform: here as an attempt to develop an active gathered congregation modelled consciously on the congregation of the New Testament and early Church. Spirituality, individual ... More


Early Christian Philanthropy as a “Marketplace” and the Moral Responsibility of Market Participants

Brian J. Matz

in Distant Markets, Distant Harms: Economic Complicity and Christian Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199370993
eISBN:
9780199374212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370993.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the resources available in the writings of the early Church for addressing today how best to respond to the harms that markets cause for distant others. The chapter provides a ... More


Kierkegaard’s Knowledge of Kenotic Christology

David R. Law

in Kierkegaard's Kenotic Christology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698639
eISBN:
9780191745546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698639.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter falls into three parts. Part one provides a comprehensive study of Kierkegaard's treatment of the biblical passages upon which kenotic theologians have based their kenotic Christologies. ... More


Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography

Miles Hollingworth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861590
eISBN:
9780199345441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861590.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

St. Augustine was undoubtedly one of the great thinkers of the early church. Yet it has long been assumed—and not without reason—that the main lines of his thought have been more or less fixed since ... More


Feminist Criticism: Apostles, Deacons, Patrons, Co-workers, and Heads of Household: Women Leaders in the Pauline Communities

Paula Gooder

in Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645534
eISBN:
9780191755842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

Feminist interpretation of the Bible in the late 1980s and early 1990s looked set to change the face of biblical scholarship for ever, but the following decades has witnessed an increasing ... More


The Advent Project: The Later Seventh-Century Creation of the Roman Mass Proper

James McKinnon

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221987
eISBN:
9780520924338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221987.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In his final accomplishment of a distinguished career, the author considers the musical practices of the early Church in this examination of the history of Christian chant from the years ad 200 to ... More


The Ancestry of Wisdom Literature: Ancient Tradition or Modern Invention?

Will Kynes

in An Obituary for "Wisdom Literature": The Birth, Death, and Intertextual Reintegration of a Biblical Corpus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198777373
eISBN:
9780191823091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777373.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In order to identify the origins of the modern scholarly Wisdom tradition, this chapter evaluates the purported early “vestiges” of the category. These are (1) early views on the structure and order ... More


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