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The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom

Candida Moss

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199739875
eISBN:
9780199777259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739875.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This book uses the martyrs’ imitation of Jesus in the acts of the martyrs as a window into the history of ideas. It argues, first, that the presentations of the deaths of the martyrs are modeled on ... More


Architects of Piety: The Cappadocian Fathers and the Cult of the Martyrs

Vasiliki M. Limberis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199730889
eISBN:
9780199895229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730889.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book examines the cult of the martyrs in the writings of the Cappadocian Fathers: Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Nazianzus. Chapter 1 analyzes the complex rituals of the ... More


. Blood, Blood, Blood

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The audiocassette Marj az–Zahur begins with the words, “Blood, blood, blood”, and thereafter manages to repeat the word about forty times. Everyone talked about blood during the intifada. There was ... More


. A Tourist in the Dunya

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0048
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The family home of Muhammad Rushdi is located in al–'Arub, a little village not far from Bethlehem. After Muhammad's death, his brother said, the family had been besieged with visitors wanting to ... More


The Martyr as Alter Christus

Candida R. Moss

in The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199739875
eISBN:
9780199777259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739875.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This chapter uses the acts of the martyrs as a window into the reception history of the passion narrative. It begins with a discussion of the ways in which martyrdom was presented as grounded in ... More


The Savior Martyr

Candida R. Moss

in The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199739875
eISBN:
9780199777259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739875.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the interpretation of the martyrs’ deaths in the early church and the significance of this kind of death both for the martyrs and for other Christians. It focuses on the ... More


Four Short Stories: A Bacchic Courtesan, the Reporter from Hell, the Daughters of Rabbis, a Roman Christian Matron

Ross Shepard Kraemer

in Unreliable Witnesses: Religion, Gender, and History in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199743186
eISBN:
9780199894680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743186.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Four case studies illustrate how ancient narratives of women’s religious practices are less about women’s religions and more about the deployment of gender for various purposes. Livy depicts women as ... More


Jesus and Genesis: Tentative Steps towards Theology

Sean M. McDonough

in Christ as Creator: Origins of a New Testament Doctrine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199576470
eISBN:
9780191722585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576470.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

After a brief summary, Christ's role in creation is explored in the works of six theologians (three from the early Church, three from the modern Church): Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Athanasius, Karl ... More


The Romantic Poet and the Brotherhood of Genius

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the emergence of a new poetry that presents its credentials as lying not with any preexisting literary or national tradition, but with the genius of the individual poet. Despite ... More


O Purgatorium Caeleste!: Purging Body and Soul at St. Martin’s Shrine

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines how the cult of martyrs and saints promoted ideal responses to corporeal affliction. It examines the purging miracles recorded at the shrine of St. Martin of Tours, where ... More


Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book investigates a variety of traditions in early Christianity in which various Christians sought to secure salvation after death for non‐Christians. Sometimes the dead would appear in dreams ... More


Agen(n)êtos and the Identity Thesis: Justin, Dionysius of Alexandria, and Athanasius

Andrew Radde‐Gallwitz

in Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199574117
eISBN:
9780191722110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574117.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 3 sets the stage for the subsequent discussion of Eunomius of Cyzicus and his opponents. It outlines the background to his view that ingeneracy, that is, having no cause, is the essential ... More


Life Centered Around the Martyrs

Vasiliki M. Limberis

in Architects of Piety: The Cappadocian Fathers and the Cult of the Martyrs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199730889
eISBN:
9780199895229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730889.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents an overview of the centrality of the cult of the martyrs in the Christianity of the Cappadocian Fathers. Regardless of social status, all Christians were enthusiastic for the ... More


Neo‐Platonism and the Church Fathers

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Neoplatonism, under Plotinus, Proclus, Porphyry, and Iamblicus, developed and modified ideas about preexistence. Church Fathers were divided on the question of preexistence, but many were its ... More


Apostles and Martyrs

Maurizio Viroli

in As If God Existed: Religion and Liberty in the History of Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142357
eISBN:
9781400845514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142357.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers models of religiosity and martyrdom that inspired generous actions for one's country's republican religion. Silvio Pellico, for instance, discovered his faith in prison, ... More


Aspects of the ‘Great’ Persecution * †

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/9780199278121.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter reprints Ste. Croix's 1954 Harvard Theological Review article on the ‘Great’ Persecution of the early 4th century, when Diocletian and his imperial colleagues issued four edicts of ... More


Voluntary Martyrdom in the Early Church *

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/9780199278121.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Ste. Croix's published studies of the early Church advanced the thesis that volunteers for martyrdom constituted a significant element in the evidence for the persecution of Christians by Roman ... More


 “Great Is Circumcision”: Christian Condemnation, Jewish Veneration

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The earliest converts to Christianity were expected to accept circumcision; but in his sharply worded letter to the Galatians, Paul disdained the practice as spiritually worthless. Justin Martyr and ... More


John Hooper (1495–1555): The Birth of the Puritan Spirit

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:
10.1093/0195130480.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Had Bishop John Hooper been born in the seventeenth century, he would have been regarded as a Low Church Anglican of a rather Puritan disposition. In the emerging Church of England of the sixteenth ... More


Peter Martyr Vermigli’s Political Theology and the Elizabethan Church

Torrance Kirby

in The Reception of Continental Reformation in Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264683
eISBN:
9780191734878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264683.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the theological affinity between the Elizabethan church and Peter Martyr Vermigli, the Italian reformer who spent his later career in Zurich. Vermigli’s thought did not simply ... More


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