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The Purity of the Second Temple in Rabbinic Literature

Jonathan Klawans

in Purity, Sacrifice, and the Temple: Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195162639
eISBN:
9780199785254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162639.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines an array of rabbinic sources concerning the temple, including Mishnah, Midrash, and Talmud, drawing a number of contrasts with Qumran literature in particular. The Rabbis seem ... More


Generosity

Robert C. Roberts and W. Jay Wood

in Intellectual Virtues: An Essay in Regulative Epistemology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199283675
eISBN:
9780191712661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283675.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Generosity is a disposition freely to give good things to others for others' sake. (Variants of the trait that don't fit all these qualifications can be found in Aristotle and Nietzsche.) ... More


Introduction

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0000
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The Introduction briefly outlines the history of the Tazza and its changing fortunes from a prized possession of the mightiest rulers to little known ancient artifact today. It acknowledges the gaps ... More


St. Francis and Lady Poverty

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis's fascination with poverty as a spiritual discipline is nowhere better illustrated than in the allegory, the Sacred Commerce of St. Francis and Lady Poverty, which appears to have been ... More


Christian Providential History: A Dialectic of Perfection and Perversion

GEORGE GARNETT

in Marsilius of Padua and 'the Truth of History'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199291564
eISBN:
9780191710520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291564.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Medieval History

Under papal leadership, the clergy were led further away from the ideal of apostolic poverty espoused in Marsilius's time by the Franciscans. Although the Christianization of the Empire had been ... More


The Consuming Temple: Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution in Germany, 1880-1940

Paul Lerner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452864
eISBN:
9781501700125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452864.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Department stores in Germany, like their predecessors in France, Britain, and the United States, generated great excitement when they appeared at the end of the nineteenth century. Their sumptuous ... More


Comic Relief: In Appreciation of the Seven Deadly Sins

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There seems to be no end to moralizing about the vices, but there is too little appreciation of them as mere human foibles and an essential part of the “human circus.” There are also serious ... More


Prima Donnas and the Performance of Altruism

Hilary Poriss

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter investigates stories of philanthropic activities that litter biographies and journalistic accounts of nearly every prominent nineteenth-century prima donna. These reports describe ... More


The Lawyer's Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

Walter Bennett

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042558
eISBN:
9780226042565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042565.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Lawyers today are in a moral crisis. The popular perception of the lawyer, both within the legal community and beyond, is no longer the Abe Lincoln of American mythology, but is often a greedy, ... More


Flutes and Unethical/Ethical Behavior

Dale A. Olsen

in World Flutelore: Folktales, Myths, and Other Stories of Magical Flute Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037887
eISBN:
9780252095146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037887.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses flutes and both unethical and ethical behavior. Many of the folktales presented in this book can be interpreted as pertaining to unethical or ethical human behavior, even when ... More


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