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Epigraphy and Ritual: The Vow of a Legionary from Sulmo

John Scheid

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A graffito discovered in the temple of Hercules Curinus at Sulmo allows us to explore the ritual logic of the Roman vow, undoubtedly one of the most characteristic rites in Roman religion, with its ... More


 Domesticity and Difference/Women and Men: Religious Life in Medieval Tamilnadu

Leslie C. Orr

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores whether a domestic religious orientation, engaged with the personal and the particular, can be observed in the context of precolonial South India. It focuses on the period ... More


The Nazirite Vow: Domesticating Charisma and Recontextualizing Hair

Susan Niditch

in "My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man": Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181142
eISBN:
9780199869671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181142.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The focus of this chapter is Numbers 6, a ritual text that describes a vow undertaken by an individual to become a Nazirite for a specified period of time. A close reading, with help from ... More


In Imagination

Raymond P. Scheindlin

in Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter studies four poems in which Halevi, still in al-Andalus, describes his longing for and vision of the Land of Israel. Among these poems is Halevi’s most famous poem, the Ode to Jerusalem. ... More


The Afterlife of St. Elizabeth

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Life and Afterlife of St. Elizabeth of Hungary: Testimony from her Canonization Hearings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732586
eISBN:
9780199894895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732586.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter treats that part of the testimony that pertains to the miracles associated with Elizabeth’s shrine in Marburg. It uses data contained within the 130 depositions to recreate the workings ... More


Jephthah's Daughter and Sacrifice

John L. Thompson

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

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Feminist readers have seen Jephthah's sacrifice of his daughter not only as her unlawful abuse at a father's hands, but also as the nexus of other injustices and indignities, including that Jephthah ... More


De Sacramentis, book two

Paul Rorem

in Hugh of Saint Victor

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195384369
eISBN:
9780199869886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384369.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces and summarizes book 2 of De sacramentis. It covers Incarnation, Christ, church, orders, garments, baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, minor sacraments, simony, marriage, ... More


Holy Asceticism

John E. Cort

in Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195132342
eISBN:
9780199834112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132343.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A key aspect of Jain religious practice involves a wide range of activities falling under the rubric of asceticism (tapas). The model ascetic in the Jain tradition is the 24th and final Jina of this ... More


The Marriage Promise: Is Divorce Promise-Breaking?

Elizabeth Brake

in Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774142
eISBN:
9780199933228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774142.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter examines the marriage promise. What do spouses promise, and under what conditions might they be excused from this promise? The answers to these questions have implications for the ... 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


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