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The Gestural Origin of Language

David F. Armstrong and Sherman E. Wilcox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195163483
eISBN:
9780199867523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163483.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book uses evidence from and about sign languages to explore the origins of language as we know it today. According to the model presented in this book, it is sign, not spoken languages, that is ... More


Body by Weimar: Athletes, Gender, and German Modernity

Erik N. Jensen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395648
eISBN:
9780199866564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395648.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

Body by Weimar argues that male and female athletes fundamentally recast gender roles during Germany's turbulent post‐World War I years and established the basis for a modern body and ... More


Sitings and Sightings: Hanuman in the Cultural Landscape

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The chapter opens with a description of Hanuman's traditional role as a guardian of spatial boundaries, and shows how this “peripheral” status has changed in recent times as his shrines have grown in ... More


The Icon Corner in Medieval Byzantium

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

From classical times onward, one of the basic tasks of women was to take care of the household lares, representatives of the ancient gods, whose presence was felt to protect and assist the family. In ... More


The Legacy of the Caitanya Caritāmṛta: Four Examples in the Grammar of Mimicry

Tony K. Stewart

in The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Subsequent authors perpetuated the Gauḍīya tradition mimicking the Caitanya caritāmṛta. Narahari Cakravartī’s Bhaktiratnākara most successfully emulated its rhetoric, writing his generation’s history ... More


 Historicizing Race: Albert J. Raboteau, Religious History, and the Ambiguities of Blackness

J. Kameron Carter

in Race: A Theological Account

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195152791
eISBN:
9780199870578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152791.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Here this chapter engages the work of Albert Raboteau, the elder statesman of contemporary African American religious history, particularly his early work, Slave Religion (1978). The ambiguity of ... More


Conclusion

Phillip Cary

in Outward Signs: The Powerlessness of External Things in Augustine's Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336498
eISBN:
9780199868629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336498.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

One can reject Augustine's inward turn without rejecting classical theism. The crucial alternative is to find the eternal being of God in external things, as in the Orthodox reverence for icons, the ... More


The Early Church

Adam G. Cooper

in Life in the Flesh: An Anti-Gnostic Spiritual Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546626
eISBN:
9780191720208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546626.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

For the church Fathers the human body presents a focal symbol impinging upon nearly all theological reflection. Their doctrines of creation, Scripture, incarnation, salvation, church, sacraments, ... More


From Spaceship Earth To Google Ocean: Planetary Icons, Indexes, and Infrastructures

Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, and Michele Friedner

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how digital media represent seawater, relying upon, but also making invisible, the built infrastructures—commercial, political, military—that have permitted the oceanic world to ... More


A Cognitive View of Synonymy

Werner Hüllen

in Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553235
eISBN:
9780191720352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553235.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

The chapter provides a concept of synonymy which all my historical and book-orientated research has as its basis. Synonymy is not merely an anomaly in the semiotic system because it disregards the ... More


An Armenian Artist in Ottoman Cairo: Yuhanna al-Armani and His Coptic Icons

Magdi Guirguis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774161520
eISBN:
9781617971013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161520.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book offers an unique window onto the social history of Cairo in the eighteenth century. Yuhanna al-Armani has long been known by historians of Coptic art as an eighteenth-century Armenian icon ... More


Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

John Cort

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This book is an interpretive analysis of the role of icons (images) of the Jina (the perfected, liberated, and enlightened teachers) in Jainism. The book places different interpretive frames around ... More


Conclusion

Magdi Guirguis

in An Armenian Artist in Ottoman Cairo: Yuhanna al-Armani and His Coptic Icons

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774161520
eISBN:
9781617971013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161520.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Trying to understand any particular trend out of a historical setting can easily lead to a distorted view of the matter. The same is true for the legacy of an artist like Yuhanna al-Armani. This ... More


Translated Classics Around the Millennium: Vibrant Hybrids or Shattered Icons?

Lorna Hardwick

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the paradox that translations of classical texts are necessary both because the texts are valuable and because they are inadequate and that therefore the translations ensure ... More


Subtle Bodies: Representing Angels in Byzantium

Glenn Peers

A. Long (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224056
eISBN:
9780520925137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224056.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Throughout the course of Byzantine history, Christian doctrine taught that angels have a powerful place in cosmology. It also taught that angels were immaterial, bodiless, invisible beings. But if ... More


Introduction: Icons, Idols, and Revolution

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

The book is introduced by two exemplary narratives of Jains who were “converted” from, and to, an acceptance of the role of religious icons of Jinas. Lonka Shah was a fifteenth‐century Shvetambara ... More


A Cosmos Filled with Eternal Icons: Icons, Cosmology, Mandalas, and Scripture

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Both the Digambara and Shvetambara icon‐worshipping Jains posit that the cosmos is filled with eternal icons. This cosmological “narrative” is analyzed as a defense of icons: if they are eternal and ... More


The Lifetime “Living Lord” Icon of Mahavira: Anxiety about the Authenticity of Icons

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Narratives of the miraculous or otherwise special origin of icons betray anxiety about the authenticity of icons. This chapter investigates the Shvetambara narratives of a sandalwood icon of ... More


Conclusion: Framing the Jina

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

The conclusion returns to the theoretical concept of the frame, and reviews the interpretive frames that are placed around the Jina image in the book. It concludes with an argument that one way to ... More


St John Damascene: Tradition and Originality in Byzantine Theology

Andrew Louth

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252381
eISBN:
9780191600654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252386.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

A study of the theological achievement of St John Damascene, set in its historical context. John Damascene was born between 650–75 in Damascus and died in or near Jerusalem about 750. His early life ... More


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