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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


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


Genesis 3: 22–24: The Expulsion Narrative

Peter Thacher Lanfer

in Remembering Eden: The Reception History of Genesis 3: 22–24

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926749
eISBN:
9780199950591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926749.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter One outlines the sources, methods, and goals of this project. Firstly, this chapter argues against the marginality of the expulsion narrative in early Jewish and Christian interpretations of ... More


Intentio operis: Reading Anonymous Texts

John Barton

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Readers of ancient texts often assume that they are looking for the meaning intended by the author. Trends in modern literary theory, from the ‘New Criticism’ to structuralism and postmodern ... More


Discourse Ex Nihilo: Epicurus and Lucretius in Sixteenth-Century England

Adam Rzepka

in Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794959
eISBN:
9780199949694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794959.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, European History: BCE to 500CE

Exploring the limitations of current scholarly discourse on the presence of Lucretius in literature of Elizabethan England, Adam Rzepka, in his paper “Discourse ex nihilo: Epicurus and Lucretius in ... More


Introduction

Christian Hofreiter

in Making Sense of Old Testament Genocide: Christian Interpretations of Herem Passages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198810902
eISBN:
9780191848032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810902.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The introduction sketches out the moral, theological, and hermeneutical problems posed by ‘genocidal texts’ in the Old Testament, framing the hermeneutical challenge in terms of the following ... More


How the Past was Used: Historical cultures, c. 750-2000

Peter Lambert and Björn Weiler (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266120
eISBN:
9780191860010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266120.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume brings together anthropologists, historians and literary scholars in order to explore how societies represented and used the past. Case studies range from the seventh century to the ... More


The Promise of Irreconcilable Difference

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 8 examines Persephone’s rebirth and return to the underworld with the goal of understanding what its emancipatory promise and historicity—or relationship to the past, present, and ... More


Remembering Eden: The Reception History of Genesis 3: 22–24

Peter Thacher Lanfer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926749
eISBN:
9780199950591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926749.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

There are few texts as central to the mythology of Jewish and Christian literature as the Garden of Eden and its attendant motifs. Yet the direct citation of this text within the biblical corpus is ... More


Tennyson and the Histories of Criticism

Jerome J. McGann

in The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter works toward a historically grounded revaluation of a famous poem, and it attempts to integrate this interpretation with several disparate yet related sets of historical materials, ... More


Radical Christian Voices and Practice: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland

Zoë Bennett and David B. Gowler (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599776
eISBN:
9780191738340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599776.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This book is a Festschrift in honour of Professor Christopher Rowland, the Dean Ireland’s Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford. The use of the Bible has been ... More


Romanticism and the Uses of Genre

David Duff

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199572748
eISBN:
9780191721960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572748.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book reappraises the role of genre, and genre theory, in British Romantic literature. Analysing numerous examples from 1760 to 1830, it examines the generic innovations and experiments which ... More


Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the Reformation

John L. Thompson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Passages in the Old Testament that tell of violence against women have received intense scrutiny from feminist biblical critics, who have also decried the way these women's terrifying stories have ... More


Still at the Margins?: Gospel Women and their Afterlives 1

Christine E. Joynes

in Radical Christian Voices and Practice: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599776
eISBN:
9780191738340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599776.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter highlights some striking examples from the reception history (or afterlives) of the haemorrhaging woman (Mark 5:25–34) and Jairus’s daughter (Mark 5:22–3; 5:35–43) in order to point to ... More


Reception History

Russell Stinson

in J. S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116663
eISBN:
9780199848959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116663.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter studies the “reception” of the Great Eighteen chorales. In a musical context, the term “reception history” implies the study of compositions as mirrored in the reactions of critics, ... More


Introduction

Ian Boxall

in Patmos in the Reception History of the Apocalypse

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199674206
eISBN:
9780191752230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674206.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

This introduction provides an overview of the book, locating the project within the wider discipline of New Testament studies. It offers a definition of reception history, together with the closely ... More


Teika: The Life and Works of a Medieval Japanese Poet

Paul S. Atkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858506
eISBN:
9780824873677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858506.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The medieval Japanese courtier, poet, compiler, copyist, critic, and diarist Fujiwara no Teika (1162–1241) is one of the most influential writers in the history of Japanese literature. Descended from ... More


Introduction: A Cultural History of Jael and Sisera

Colleen M. Conway

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626877
eISBN:
9780190626907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626877.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter introduces the subject of the book, the story of Jael and Sisera from the biblical book of Judges (4–5). It takes up questions and critiques directed at the biblical reception history ... More


Introduction

Susanne M. Sklar

in Blake's Jerusalem As Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603145
eISBN:
9780191731594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603145.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Blake's Jerusalem has baffled many good readers, but approaching it as visionary theatre reveals the coherence of its complexities and strange language. Key terms – such as visionary theatre, Divine ... More


First Loves, First Cuts: The Initial Response to Hitchcock’s Films in Spain

Dona M. Kercher

in Latin Hitchcock: How Almodóvar, Amenábar, De la Iglesia, Del Toro and Campanella Became Notorious

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172097
eISBN:
9780231850735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172097.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the reception history of Hitchcock's films in Spain and Latin America. This is neither well studied nor uniform worldwide. The sequence and circumstances under which Hitchcock's ... More


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