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

Shelly Matthews

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195393323
eISBN:
9780199866618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393323.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book situates Acts’ story of Stephen’s death within the emerging discourse of early Christian martyrdom, challenging the historicity of this narrative and arguing for its significance in ... More


The Making of Medieval Antifraternalism: Polemic, Violence, Deviance, and Remembrance

G. Geltner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639458
eISBN:
9780191741098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639458.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The mendicant orders—Augustinians, Carmelites, Dominicans, Franciscans, and several other groups—spread across Europe apace from the early thirteenth century, profoundly influencing numerous aspects ... More


Montanism: Perpetua

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The ‘New Prophecy’ or Montanism began as a movement of ecstatic prophecy in Phrygia in the late second century. Critics claimed it had pagan as well as Christian origins, but in reality it was ... More


. Ghosts with Guns

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/9780195305593.003.0036
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the contents of the Hamas tape entitled The Giants of al–Qassam–imlaq. The picture was grainy, of exceptionally bad quality even by Gazan standards. The boy who immediately ... More


. The Paradise Hotel

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/9780195305593.003.0052
Subject:
Religion, Islam

No one had thought of Abu–Surur as a poet, at least not while he was alive. For his aunt, the poems had become a sign of a gift; his martyrdom, the seal of greatness. Hamza's uncle, Muhammad, ... More


Both Something Suffered and a Human Act: Death in the Thought of Karl Rahner

David Albert Jones

in Approaching the End: A Theological Exploration of Death and Dying

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287154
eISBN:
9780191713231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287154.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Karl Rahner develops his own distinctive theological approach to death in Zur Theologie des Todes – On the Theology of Death published in 1958. For Rahner, death is an event that affects the human ... More


Gaucho Gil

Frank Graziano

in Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171303
eISBN:
9780199785193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the devotion to Gaucho Gil and other outlaw and criminal folk saints in Argentina. It examines the charismatic, Robin-Hood banditry as a response to poverty and oppression; the ... More


JIHADISM IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE: Psychological Themes in Religiously Motivated Terrorism

Jones James W

in Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“Jihadism in Comparative Perspective: Psychological Themes in Religiously Motivated Terrorism.” This chapter has two goals: first, to describe salient psychological-religious themes found in the ... More


The Shārī Imām

Adam R. Gaiser

in Muslims, Scholars, Soldiers: The Origin and Elaboration of the Ibadi Imamate Traditions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738939
eISBN:
9780199894598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738939.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter traces the development of the concept of shirā’ (selling, exchange) as a type of martyrdom among the early Khārijites from its first articulations as praise for the early Khārijite ... More


Epilogue: The Making of the Coptic Papacy

Stephen J. Davis

in The Early Coptic Papacy: The Egyptian Church and Its Leadership in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248306
eISBN:
9781617970436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248306.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history and the making of the Coptic papacy in Egypt. The analysis reveals four recurrent strategies of representation that ... More


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