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 Christian Biblical Fundamentalism

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyzes the doctrine of biblical inerrancy, the belief in the physical resurrection of Jesus, and the theology and practices of serpent‐handling sects. This chapter points out the ... More


Bugles and Horns

Murray Campbell, Clive Greated, and Arnold Myers

in Musical Instruments: History, Technology, and Performance of Instruments of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198165040
eISBN:
9780191713675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198165040.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the basic acoustical characteristics of brass instruments, including the functions of the mouthpiece, side holes, crooks, and valves. The history and development of horns made ... More


The Primordial Serpent and the Secrets of Creation

MICHAEL FISHBANE

in Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198267331
eISBN:
9780191602078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267339.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Biblical references of an ancient combat between God and a great sea dragon have gained prominence in Jewish texts. These images have migrated across time and have regenerated in new ways such as ... More


The Future of a Vision

RUMINA SETHI

in Myths of the Nation: National Identity and Literary Representation

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183396
eISBN:
9780191674020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183396.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the trajectory of Rao's later fiction in terms of the earlier analysis of Kanthapura. While Kanthapura is contextualized in the history of the period, the ensuing analysis does ... More


High-Risk Religion: Informed Consent in Faith Healing, Serpent Handling, and Refusing Medical Treatment

Margaret Pabst Battin

in Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In some of the more colorful groups on the American religious spectrum, the religious faith of believers involves a willingness to take substantial physical risks — risks to health, physical ... More


Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

Ralph Hood, Jr. and W. Paul Williamson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231474
eISBN:
9780520942714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231474.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Although outlawed in many states, serpent handling remains an active religious practice—and one that is far more stereotyped than understood. The authors of this volume have spent fifteen years ... More


The Serpent's Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion

Jeffrey J. Kripal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226453804
eISBN:
9780226453828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226453828.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

“Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field.” With those words in Genesis, God condemns the serpent for tempting Adam and Eve, and the serpent ... More


The Contrast I: Serpents, Rocks, and the Gates of Hell

Emma Major

in Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses responses to the French Revolution, when British Liberty is repeatedly contrasted with French Liberty. Montagu, Scott, Carter, and Piozzi become addicted to newspaper reports ... More


The Contrast II: Bruising the Serpent’s Head, the Little Sister, and Christian Professions

Emma Major

in Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter looks at the period 1790–1811. It argues that the French Revolution and subsequent wars with France created a sense of national emergency that caused writers such as Hannah More, Sarah ... More


The Good Communicated: Milton's Drama of the Fall and the Law of Charity

Russell M. Hillier

in Milton's Messiah: The Son of God in the Works of John Milton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199591886
eISBN:
9780191725326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591886.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter offers a suggested cause for Milton's representation of the Fall in Book Nine of Paradise Lost as Eve and Adam's transgression of the law of charity, that is, their violation of the love ... More


“They Shall Take up Serpents”

Ralph W. Hood Jr. and W. Paul Williamson

in Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231474
eISBN:
9780520942714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231474.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter provides an introduction to the tradition that established the context for the eventual emergence of serpent-handling churches. Serpent handlers identify themselves as members of a ... More


‘Lancastrian’ Lydgate: Poet and Patron

Nigel Mortimer

in John Lydgate's Fall of Princes: Narrative Tragedy in its Literary and Political Contexts

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199275014
eISBN:
9780191705939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275014.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter re-examines the notion of Lydgate as a ‘prince-pleaser’ laureate of the Lancastrian dynasty, exploring the involvement of his patron, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester and brother of Henry V, ... More


The Case for the Sea Serpent 1930

Jonathan Betts

in Time Restored: The Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198568025
eISBN:
9780191718144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568025.003.12
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Of the many and varied scientific mysteries for which Cdr. R. T. Gould is known, the one subject for which he is, even today, most closely associated is the question of the existence of sea serpents. ... More


Near-Death Experience from Serpent Bites in Religious Settings

Ralph W. Hood Jr. and W. Paul Williamson

in Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231474
eISBN:
9780520942714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231474.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes the experience of receiving a near fatal bite from a serpent and the anticipation of death. It places near-death experiences by serpent bite (NDBs) in religious settings in the ... More


Music among Serpent-Handling Churches

Ralph W. Hood Jr. and W. Paul Williamson

in Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231474
eISBN:
9780520942714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231474.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes music as a crucial part of worship in the serpent-handling tradition. It presents research on the types and meanings of songs that are popular among the serpent-handling ... More


Serpent Handling and the Law: History and Empirical Studies

Ralph W. Hood Jr. and W. Paul Williamson

in Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231474
eISBN:
9780520942714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231474.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter presents the history of the laws that have targeted serpent-handling Christians. In the view of public officials, this religious practice is a danger both to those who engage in it and ... More


The Evolution of the Sea Serpent: From Hippocamp to Cadborosaurus

Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero

in Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153201
eISBN:
9780231526814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153201.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the existence of sea serpents. The seas of the ancient imagination swarmed with a teeming variety of powerful, malevolent monsters. Many were inspired by true-life animals ... More


Leaning Forward at Fox

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The one-picture deal at Fox turned out to be a three-picture contract at $400 a week—just the salary Raoul Walsh bargained for but never expected to see. At 28, Walsh was poised to seize the day, and ... More


The History of Pentecostalism Absent the Serpent

Ralph W. Hood Jr. and W. Paul Williamson

in Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231474
eISBN:
9780520942714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231474.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Pentecostalism has become a major movement in contemporary Protestant Christianity. It renders a general history of Holiness-Pentecostalism and the rise of the Church of God as a common sectarian ... More


The Media and the Man

Ralph W. Hood Jr. and W. Paul Williamson

in Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231474
eISBN:
9780520942714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231474.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter provides biographical details of George Went Hensley, the man generally credited with the emergence of religious serpent handling. It follows Hensley's conversion, his revelation of ... More


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