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Holy Seed or Holy Deed: Sexuality, Holiness, and Purity in Second Temple Literature

Naomi Koltun-Fromm

in Hermeneutics of Holiness: Ancient Jewish and Christian Notions of Sexuality and Religious Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736485
eISBN:
9780199866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736485.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on those Second Temple authors who continue to develop notions of community holiness that are tied to sexual behavior. These trajectories continue along the lines of ascribed, ... More


The East Sutherland Fishing Communities

Nancy C. Dorian

in Investigating Variation: The Effects of Social Organization and Social Setting

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195385939
eISBN:
9780199870141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385939.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes the history and social structure of the Gaelic‐speaking East Sutherland fishing communities. Forced relocation and involuntary occupational transition to fishing during the ... More


Modern Manifestations

Renee Levine Melammed

in A Question of Identity: Iberian Conversos in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195170719
eISBN:
9780199835416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170717.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Three examples of modern manifestations of converso identity have been chosen in order to examine how the passage of time has affected the converso experience. For centuries the first group, the ... More


Genealogical Prestige and Marriage Strategy among the Ahl al-Bayt: The Case of the al-Sadr Family in Recent Times

Raffaele Mauriello

in Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines how genealogy may be used for writing about the past by focusing on the family of the Prophet Muhammad and the evidence that genealogies provide regarding marriage alliances and ... More


Introduction

Sarah Bowen Savant and Helena de Felipe

in Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book explores the field of genealogy across Muslim contexts and the ways in which genealogical knowledge has been recorded, studied, developed, and formed into a resource in one or more Muslim ... More


New Critical Studies on Early Quaker Women, 1650-1800

Michele Lise Tarter and Catie Gill (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198814221
eISBN:
9780191851858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814221.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

There has never been an interdisciplinary collection of essays that focuses specifically on the women of the Quaker movement—their experiences and their voices, their bodies and their texts. This ... More


Resisting Ideology

Xin Liu

in In One's Own Shadow: An Ethnographic Account of the Condition of Post-reform Rural China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219939
eISBN:
9780520923478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219939.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

As in other parts of rural China, the idea of kinship, largely coming from the traditional source of historical influence, plays an important role in structuring a vision of social relationships by ... More


Rival Plans for God’s Sexual Program in the Pentateuch and Paul

Kathy L. Gaca

in The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines fornication and other forms of sexual rebellion against God in the Septuagint and Paul, and the sexual behavior that they designate as safe and permissible. It also investigates ... More


The Book of Tobit: Life Lessons from an Edifying Tale

David A. deSilva

in The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195329001
eISBN:
9780199979073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The story and setting of Tobit are reviewed. As a text circulating in Palestine in Hebrew and Aramaic two centuries before Jesus' adult ministry, this text was also in a strong position to exercise ... More


Dating, Sex, and Marriage

Teresa Platz Robinson

in Café Culture in Pune: Being Young and Middle Class in Urban India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099437
eISBN:
9780199083008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099437.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 6 discusses the practices of dating, sex, and marriage amongst the café culture crowd. Though marriage continued to be the norm and a family matter, the young generation had found ways of ... More


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