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 Christus Orans?: A Praying God?

Kevin Madigan

in The Passions of Christ in High-Medieval Thought: An Essay on Christological Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195322743
eISBN:
9780199785407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322743.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the tenth book of De Trinitate, Hilary of Poitiers gave extended consideration to the motive and meaning of three prayers from the passion narrative: “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup ... More


The Young Preacher

John Wigger

in American Saint Francis Asbury and the Methodists

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387803
eISBN:
9780199866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387803.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

At about age sixteen Asbury began to pray in public meetings and then to “exhort and preach.” He also joined a class meeting at West Bromwich and a band at Wednesbury. Classes and bands were ... More


Guidelines for Apologetic Conversation

John G. Stackhouse

in Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138078
eISBN:
9780199834679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138074.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Outlines a number of practical applications of the concern to be audience specific in one's apologetical conversation. The apologist ought to express both sympathy and modesty by listening to and ... More


On Roman Religion: Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome

Jörg Rüpke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704703
eISBN:
9781501706264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704703.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Was religious practice in ancient Rome cultic and hostile to individual expression? Or was there, rather, considerable latitude for individual initiative and creativity? This book demonstrates that ... More


Epilogue

Adriaan T. Peperzak

in The Quest for Meaning: Friends of Wisdom from Plato to Levinas

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222773
eISBN:
9780823235810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222773.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the religious thoughts and beliefs of certain philosophers. It does not offer a systematic theory of the philosophers' ... More


Entomologies: Louis Zukofsky and Lorine Niedecker

Michael Golston

in Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164306
eISBN:
9780231538633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 1 is a study of Louis Zukofsky, Lorine Niedecker, and Surrealism. It discovers that Zukofsky based his poems ‘Mantis’ and ‘Mantis’: An Interpretation on an obscure text regarding the praying ... More


“Devilish Enemies of Religion” in King Philip's War

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 6 asks how, in the context of King Philip's (or Metacom's) War, martyrdom rhetoric contributed to the reformulation of colonial and Native American identities. Colonists saw Algonquian ... More


Ecumenical Taste: The Case of Music

Frank Burch Brown

in Good Taste, Bad Taste, & Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158724
eISBN:
9780199849567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158724.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Musicians, even those who participate in church activities and worship, do not usually make a habit of reading and studying theology. They would probably only consider the insights of a particular ... More


Tradition: Remembering Our Story

Jack R. Baker, Jeffrey Bilbro, and Wendell Berry

in Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating Virtues of Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169026
eISBN:
9780813169637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169026.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

In “Pray without Ceasing,” Andy discovers that his own ignorance of his community’s history didn’t prevent that history from forming and shaping his life. Similarly, students ought to learn from ... More


Seeing Differently: Recognizing the Holy in the Ordinary

SSJ Monica Weis

in The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130040
eISBN:
9780813135717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130040.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the passages from Thomas Merton's journals, spanning several years, to give ongoing evidence of the multiple ways nature and ordinary experiences influenced his writing, ... More


The Meaning of Prayer

Alec Ryrie

in Being Protestant in Reformation Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199565726
eISBN:
9780191750731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565726.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the basics of the early modern Protestant definitions of private prayer. Prayer was defined in simple terms as heartfelt communication with God, a ‘pouring out’ of the self, and ... More


Contested Passages: Coastal and Inland Homelands, , and Internment by the “City Upon a Hill”

Christine M. DeLucia

in Memory Lands: King Philip's War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300201178
eISBN:
9780300231120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300201178.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the area around Boston Harbor and how Algonquians as well as Massachusetts Bay colonists engaged in contestations beginning in the seventeenth century. It begins by unpacking ... More


What’s in a Name?

Carlton Jackson

in Kentucky Maverick: The Life and Adventures of Colonel George M. Chinn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813161051
eISBN:
9780813165516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161051.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the Chinn family name, originally the French des Chynn. The major focus of the chapter is Chinn’s time at Centre College, especially his experience with the ... More


Daily practice

Paul O’Connor

in Islam in Hong Kong: Muslims and Everyday Life in China's World City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139576
eISBN:
9789888180165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139576.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 6 discusses how Muslims get involved in their daily religious practices. This chapter focuses principally on how the respondents conduct their everyday practice of praying and fasting during ... More


Sacramental Expressions

John Hayes

in Hard, Hard Religion: Interracial Faith in the Poor South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635323
eISBN:
9781469635330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635323.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks closely at a related group of practices and beliefs: grave decoration, Christmas lore, folk sermons, baptism, and praying spots. It traces the New South practice of decorating ... More


Praying, Then Delivering Miracles

Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III

in Filipino American Faith in Action: Immigration, Religion, and Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814731963
eISBN:
9780814733257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814731963.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the large-scale San Francisco Bay Area Religion and Remittance Survey, which measures the extent of transnational praying (homeland to hometown) then sending of money by ... More


“To bee among the praying indians”

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the multiple and often conflicting ways that tribes and individual Natives embodied what it meant “to bee among the praying Indians,” along with their implications for race and ... More


From Pilgrimage to New Birth, Adam to Eve: The Evolution Of Edenic Models For Conversion

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

in Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 6 tracks a shift in the morphology of conversion, as colonists replaced metaphors of spiritual pilgrimage with the language of new birth. This transition, manifest in conversion narratives ... More


The Praying Indian Towns: Encounter and Conversion through Imposed Urban Space

Alison Stanley

in Building the British Atlantic World: "Spaces, Places, and Material Culture, 1600-1850"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626826
eISBN:
9781469628066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626826.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This article examines the development, form and cultural significance of Natick, the first Native American Praying Town founded in seventeenth-century Massachusetts. The establishment of Natick was a ... More


Praying Towns: Conversion, Empirical Desire, and the Indian Soul

Sarah Rivett

in The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835241
eISBN:
9781469600789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807835241.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter travels back to the winter of 1652, when ten Native Americans recounted how their conversion “felt like”. The record of these testimonies was published in Puritan missionaries John Eliot ... More


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