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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


Disrupting Acts: Reading Stephen alongside James, the Brother of Jesus

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/9780195393323.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter considers the Stephen story alongside extracanonical narratives of the martyrdom of James, found in Hegesippus, Josephus, and the Pseudo-Clementine Recognitions 1.27–71 to evoke a more ... More


Martyred Subjects: Woodstock, The Booke of Sir Thomas Moore, 1 and 2 Edward IV, The Life and Death of the Lord Cromwell

David Womersley

in Divinity and State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199255641
eISBN:
9780191719615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255641.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The second of those paradigmatic characters, the martyred subject, provides the material for Chapter 8. The martyred subject was a character called into existence in order to address conflicts ... More


The History Play Reformed: 1 and 2 Henry IV and Henry V

David Womersley

in Divinity and State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199255641
eISBN:
9780191719615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255641.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chapter 11 argues that the catalyst in Shakespeare's resolution of the formal difficulties which had characterized the middle phase of his career as a historical playwright was an insight he derived ... More


Riposte as Corroboration: 1 and 2 Robert Earle of Hvntington and 1 Sir John Oldcastle

David Womersley

in Divinity and State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199255641
eISBN:
9780191719615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255641.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The final chapter uses three plays by Anthony Munday to corroborate the reading of Shakespeare's history plays advanced in the preceding chapters. All three plays are dramatic ripostes to earlier ... More


Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stage

Jane Hwang Degenhardt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640843
eISBN:
9780748651597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640843.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book explores the theme of Christian conversion to Islam in twelve early-modern English plays by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Massinger and others. In these works, conversion from Christianity to Islam ... More


Remembrance: Antifraternalism and Mendicant Identity

G. Geltner

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639458
eISBN:
9780191741098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639458.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Medieval mendicants took a more conscious and active role than is commonly thought in forging an antifraternal tradition. Bringing together a variety of texts and images, this chapter documents the ... More


Docetism Resisted: Christ's Suffering is Real

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199269822
eISBN:
9780191601569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269823.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The christological hymns and creedal statements of the first three centuries are characterized by a tension between Christ’s divine status and his subjection to human suffering. The Docetic attempt ... More


Life After Death: The Social Sources Alinean F. Segal

Alan F. Segal

in The Resurrection: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269854
eISBN:
9780191600517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269854.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The paper sketches the history of expressions of resurrection in biblical thought. Particularly important for the development of the notion of resurrection are Jewish millennialist movements like ... More


Nothing Succeeds Like Failure: Singularity and the Uses of Opposition

Elizabeth Elkin Grammer

in Some Wild Visions: Autobiographies by Female Itinerant Evangelists in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139617
eISBN:
9780199834242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139615.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Fore‐grounding the intense opposition they faced (from family members, male itinerant preachers, established clergy, and Satan—who often personifies in these books a hostile patriarchal culture) was ... More


Ignatius of Antioch

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:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The letters of Ignatius, bishop of Antioch, written some time in the early second century while he was being taken to Rome and martyrdom, illustrate in a lively and idiosyncratic way themes such as ... More


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