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The Ground of Being: The Drama of Dirt in Genesis 2:4b–3:24

William P. Brown

in The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730797
eISBN:
9780199777075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730797.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

The topic is the Garden of Eden in Genesis 2:4b-3:24, the Yahwist account of creation. In contrast to the God of Genesis 1, the God of the Garden is a down-to-earth deity who improvises and sometimes ... More


The Tree of Life

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/9780199926749.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines one of the central motifs of the expulsion narrative in the history of interpretation: namely the Tree of Life. In addition to discussing the Ancient Near Eastern background, ... 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


The Earliest Dormition Traditions: Their Nature and Shape

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250752
eISBN:
9780191600746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250758.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The first four Christian centuries are remarkably silent regarding the end of the Virgin Mary's life. Only in the later fifth century do we encounter the earliest Dormition traditions. At this point, ... More


Eden and the Temple

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/9780199926749.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines interpretations of the temple motifs in the expulsion narrative. These interpretations are not strictly exegetical, but employ the symbols of the expulsion narrative in ... More


‘Matter new to gaze’: Satan's Blindness and the Manifestation of Milton's Sacramental Universe

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/9780199591886.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter offers a fresh reading of Satan's voyage across Books Three and Four of Paradise Lost and interprets the poem's cosmos as operating according to a sacramental-allegorical poetic. ... More


Holocene extinctions and the loss of feature diversity

Arne Ø. Mooers, Simon J. Goring, Samuel T. Turvey, and Tyler S. Kuhn

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Each species can be considered to possess a set of unique characters which comprise its feature diversity — the diversity that would be lost when that species goes extinct. Biodiversity is unevenly ... More


The phylogenetic frame

A. Schmidt-Rhaesa

in The Evolution of Organ Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566687
eISBN:
9780191718007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566687.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents the available data for the reconstruction of a tree. It shows that there is a robust backbone, along with several areas of uncertainty. Such controversies are discussed which ... More


Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree: The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

J. Archibald

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164122
eISBN:
9780231537667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164122.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book explores the rich history of visual metaphors that have been used to picture biological order and looks at the influence of these metaphors on the perception people have of their place in ... More


Medieval Precursors

Nevill Drury

in Stealing Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Modern Western Magic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199750993
eISBN:
9780199894871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199750993.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter gives an exploration of the most significant elements that have shaped modern Western magic: the medieval Kabbalah, the Hermetic tradition, Alchemy, and the Tarot. The Kabbalah provided ... More


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