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Introducing the Old Testament

R. J. Coggins

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192132543
eISBN:
9780191670053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132543.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Study of the Old Testament has long been dominated by what is sometimes called the ‘historical-critical method’: careful analysis of individual books in order to discover their component sources, ... More


Introduction

Shelly Matthews

in Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195393323
eISBN:
9780199866618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393323.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter introduces the arguments of Boyarin, Lieu, and van Henten concerning martyrdom and identity construction among Jews and Christians, arguing that the death of Stephen should be considered ... More


The Book Called Isaiah: Deutero-Isaiah's Role in Composition and Redaction

H. G. M. Williamson

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263609
eISBN:
9780191600821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263600.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The book analyses and assesses the various methods and approaches used by nineteenth‐ and twentieth‐century scholars researching into the theme of the unity and diversity of the compositional ... More


Material Culture and Daily Life

CATHERINE HEZSER

in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264744
eISBN:
9780191734663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.003.0018
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter evaluates the use of rabbinic literature in the study of Jewish daily life and material culture. It explains that one of the main problems associated with research on material culture ... More


The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously

Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, and Daniel J. Harrington

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863006
eISBN:
9780199979967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863006.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This volume seeks to show how Jews, Catholics, and Protestants can and do read the Hebrew Bible/Tanakh/Old Testament simultaneously from a critical and religious perspective. It points out the ... More


The scandal of particularity, Part I: The resurrection testimony

Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp

in The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, and Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695270
eISBN:
9780191731945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695270.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

What reason is there to think that something of enduring religious importance happened in the case of Jesus? In the Christian tradition, the most striking claim for Jesus’ importance is that he was ... More


The Mystical Dimensions of Buddhism

David B. Gray

in Teaching Mysticism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199751198
eISBN:
9780199918782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751198.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on “Buddhism and Mysticism,” approaching the topic from theoretical and praxical perspectives. It attempts to make sense of the highly complex and somewhat esoteric world of ... More


The Biblical Roots of the Doctrine of Predestination

Matthew Levering

in Predestination: Biblical and Theological Paths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604524
eISBN:
9780191729317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604524.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

The argument of the first chapter is that predestination is a biblical doctrine; the theological controversies arise from Scripture itself. The chapter draws heavily upon contemporary ... More


Studying John

John Ashton

in Studying John: Approaches to the Fourth Gospel

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269793
eISBN:
9780191683817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269793.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explains the book's title and provides a defence of the aims and methods of what is generally known as historical criticism. It discusses that most biblical narratives and the gospels ... More


The Challenge of Historiography

Ulrich L. Lehner

in Enlightened Monks: The German Benedictines 1740-1803

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199595129
eISBN:
9780191729096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595129.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

History always played an important role in monasticism. This chapter discusses the new and critical modes of historiographical scholarship which influenced the German Benedictines, especially the ... More


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