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Diseased and Holy: The Peri Philoptōchias Sermons and the Transforming Body

Susan R. Holman

in The Hungry are Dying: Beggars and Bishops in Roman Cappadocia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139129
eISBN:
9780199834310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139127.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Explores three sermons by Gregory of Nazianzus and Gregory of Nyssa and commonly titled “On the Love of the Poor” that focus on the homeless and destitute diseased poor. While both authors also ... More


Atonement for Sick Bodies

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter looks in detail at the four chapters following Leviticus 11, which take off from the theme of reproduction therein to form a distinct literary unit: Leviticus 12 is about blood impurity ... More


Inside the Holy of Holies

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When the second screen (narrative) in Leviticus has been passed the reader is standing, as it were, inside the holy of holies. This is the apotheosis of the principle of containing forms: Jerusalem ... More


St. Francis and the Leper

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:
10.1093/0195158083.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

One of the ways in which Francis dramatized his conversion was by kissing a leper, an act that symbolized his desire to detach himself from the worldly life of the urban elite and embrace a life ... More


Accidental Activists: Victim Movements and Government Accountability in Japan and South Korea

Celeste L. Arrington

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453762
eISBN:
9781501703379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453762.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Government wrongdoing or negligence harms people worldwide, but not all victims are equally effective at obtaining redress. This book examines the interactive dynamics of the politics of redress to ... More


Walking Corpses: Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West

Timothy S. Miller and John W. Nesbitt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451355
eISBN:
9780801470776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451355.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Leprosy has afflicted humans for thousands of years. It wasn't until the twelfth century, however, that the dreaded disease entered the collective psyche of Western society, thanks to a frightening ... More


Israel Defiled: Miriam and her Brothers

Mary Douglas

in In the Wilderness: The Doctrine of Defilement in the Book of Numbers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245413
eISBN:
9780191697463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245413.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Miriam is a beloved heroine in Jewish traditions, but no cause for her high standing shows in the commentaries on the Book of Numbers. Her strange story makes more sense if she is representing the ... More


Exodus, Deuteronomy, Ruth, and Naaman

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

in Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter highlights several books of the Bible including the Book of Exodus, Book of Deuteronomy, Book of Ruth, and Naaman the Syrian. The Book of Exodus is the second book of the Torah and the ... More


Sufferings of Youth

Schaeffer Kurtis R.

in Himalayan Hermitess: The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152999
eISBN:
9780199849932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152999.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with the ancestral background of Orgyan Chokyi's father, Drangsong Puntsok, and mother Kunga Zangmo and the anticipation of the birth of their child, hoping for a boy. But when a ... More


Ma'i Lepera: Disease and Displacement in Nineteenth-Century Hawaii

Kerri A. Inglis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834845
eISBN:
9780824871383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834845.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book attempts to recover Hawaiian voices at a significant moment in Hawaiʻi's history. It takes an unprecedented look at the Hansen's disease outbreak (1865–1900) almost exclusively from the ... More


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