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Origen and the Life of the Stars: A History of an Idea

Alan Scott

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263616
eISBN:
9780191682612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263616.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

It was widely assumed by intellectuals from antiquity to the Middle Ages that the beauty and regularity of the heavens was a sign of their superior life. Through this belief the stars gained an ... More


The New Inquisitions: Heretic-Hunting and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Totalitarianism

Arthur Versluis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306378
eISBN:
9780199850914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306378.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book provides an investigation into the intellectual origins of totalitarianism. The book unveils the connections between heretic-hunting in early and medieval Christianity, and the emergence of ... More


Different Names of God

Peter Schäfer

in The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153902
eISBN:
9781400842285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153902.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter addresses a problem that must have plagued the rabbis a great deal: the undeniable fact that the Hebrew Bible uses various names for God, most prominent among them Elohim and the ... More


The Young and the Old God

Peter Schäfer

in The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153902
eISBN:
9781400842285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153902.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at the problem faced by the rabbis when they were confronted with the fact that the God of the Hebrew Bible assumes various guises, using the example of a relatively early ... More


 Why This Book?: Autobiographical Reflections

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explains the author's motives for writing this book, which originated in his being raised as an Orthodox Jew, to which he was deeply committed from early childhood until adulthood. He ... More


Manhunts: A Philosophical History

Grégoire Chamayou

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151656
eISBN:
9781400842254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151656.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Touching on issues of power, authority, and domination, this book takes an in-depth look at the hunting of humans in the West, from ancient Sparta, through the Middle Ages, to the modern practices of ... More


Preaching Against Luther

Cecilia A. Hatt (ed.)

in English Works of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester: Sermons and Other Writings 1520 to 1535

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270119
eISBN:
9780191600609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270119.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The texts are given of two anti‐Lutheran sermons, the “sermon against the pernicious doctrine of Martin Luther” preached in 1521 and a “sermon concerning certain heretics” of 1526. An introduction ... More


Heresy, Schism, and Persecution in the Later Roman Empire

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/9780199278121.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses how the Church, after enduring persecution during its first three centuries, emerged as a triumphant and highly effective persecuting force during the next three centuries, with ... More


Balthasar Hubmaier (1485?–1528): Free Will and Covenant

David C. Steinmetz

in Reformers in the Wings: From Geiler von Kaysersberg to Theodore Beza

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130485
eISBN:
9780199869008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130480.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Balthasar Hubmaier was an Anabaptist theologian who earned a theological doctorate at the University of Ingolstadt with John Eck and served as an early colleague of Huldrych Zwingli. He opposed ... More


Turks, Northerners, and the Barbarous Heretic

Christopher Highley

in Catholics Writing the Nation in Early Modern Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533404
eISBN:
9780191714726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533404.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Turks, Northerners, and the Barbarous Heretic focuses on the connections forged in Catholic texts between Protestant heretics and Turkish infidels — an analogy that reversed Protestant accusations ... More


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