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Augustine's City of GodA Reader's Guide

Augustine's City of God: A Reader's Guide

Gerard O'Daly

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198841241
eISBN:
9780191876806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841241.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The City of God, written in the aftermath of the Gothic sack of Rome in AD 410, is the most influential of Augustine’s works. It has played a decisive role in the formation of the culture of the ... More

The Lives of ObjectsMaterial Culture, Experience, and the Real in the History of Early Christianity

The Lives of Objects: Material Culture, Experience, and the Real in the History of Early Christianity

Maia Kotrosits

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226707440
eISBN:
9780226707617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226707617.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Lives of Objects is a psychoanalytic theory-inflected intervention into the materialist and new materialist turns in the study of the ancient and contemporary worlds. Considering physical objects ... More

Art, Craft, and Theology in Fourth-Century Christian Authors

Art, Craft, and Theology in Fourth-Century Christian Authors

Morwenna Ludlow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198848837
eISBN:
9780191883217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848837.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Ancient authors commonly compared writing with painting. The sculpting of the soul was a common philosophical theme. This book takes its starting-point from such figures to recover a sense of ancient ... More

Rhetoric and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity

Rhetoric and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity

Richard Flower and Morwenna Ludlow (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198813194
eISBN:
9780191851216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813194.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The topic of religious identity in late antiquity is highly contentious. How did individuals and groups come to ascribe identities based on what would now be known as ‘religion’, categorizing ... More

Defending and Defining the FaithAn Introduction to Early Christian Apologetic Literature

Defending and Defining the Faith: An Introduction to Early Christian Apologetic Literature

D. H. Williams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190620509
eISBN:
9780190620530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190620509.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Christian apologetics in the patristic era should be understood broadly as a defense of Christian beliefs and practices against non-Christian beliefs, practices, and policies (religious, social, and ... More

The Gospel as ManuscriptAn Early History of the Jesus Tradition as Material Artifact

The Gospel as Manuscript: An Early History of the Jesus Tradition as Material Artifact

Chris Keith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199384372
eISBN:
9780199384396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199384372.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This book offers a new material history of the Jesus tradition. It shows that the introduction of manuscripts to the transmission of the Jesus tradition played an underappreciated but crucial role in ... More

Augustine on the WillA Theological Account

Augustine on the Will: A Theological Account

Han-luen Kantzer Komline

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190948801
eISBN:
9780190948832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948801.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

By analyzing a variety of texts from across Augustine’s career, the book traces the development of Augustine’s thinking on the human will. Augustine’s most creative contributions to the notion of the ... More

Having the Spirit of ChristSpirit Possession and Exorcism in the Early Christ Groups

Having the Spirit of Christ: Spirit Possession and Exorcism in the Early Christ Groups

Giovanni B. Bazzana

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300245622
eISBN:
9780300249514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300245622.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The earliest Christian writings are filled with stories of spirit possession and exorcism, which were crucial for the activity of the historical Jesus and for the practice of his earliest followers. ... More

Aquinas and the Metaphysics of Creation

Aquinas and the Metaphysics of Creation

Gaven Kerr

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190941307
eISBN:
9780190941338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941307.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This work explores St Thomas Aquinas’s metaphysics of creation. In doing so, it explores the thinking on creation of Aquinas’s predecessors, the nature of God as creator, the meaning of creation, how ... More

Courting SanctityHoly Women and the Capetians

Courting Sanctity: Holy Women and the Capetians

Sean L. Field

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736193
eISBN:
9781501736209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736193.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Courting Sanctity traces the shifting relationship between holy women and the French royal court across the long thirteenth century. It argues that during the reign of Louis IX (r. 1226-70) holy ... More

The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul

The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul

David L. Eastman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767183
eISBN:
9780191821363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767183.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

There was never a single story about the deaths of Peter and Paul, and attempts to create a master, seamless narrative of either death or both deaths misrepresent the ancient evidence. From the ... More

Gregory Palamas and the Making of Palamism in the Modern Age

Gregory Palamas and the Making of Palamism in the Modern Age

Norman Russell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199644643
eISBN:
9780191772351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199644643.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

‘Palamism’ is not a neutral term. It was devised in the early twentieth century by a Roman Catholic scholar, Martin Jugie, to indicate a system of thought developed in the fourteenth century by ... More

Preaching and Popular ChristianityReading the Sermons of John Chrysostom

Preaching and Popular Christianity: Reading the Sermons of John Chrysostom

James Daniel Cook

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198835998
eISBN:
9780191873362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835998.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The vast homiletic corpus of John Chrysostom has received renewed attention in recent years as a source for the wider cultural and historical context within which his sermons were preached. Scholars ... More

The Idea of Nicaea in the Early Church Councils, AD 431-451

The Idea of Nicaea in the Early Church Councils, AD 431-451

Mark S. Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198835271
eISBN:
9780191872938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835271.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This work examines the role that appeals to Nicaea (both the council and its creed) played in the major councils of the mid-fifth century. It argues that the conflict between rival construals of ... More

God and Christ in Irenaeus

God and Christ in Irenaeus

Anthony Briggman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198792567
eISBN:
9780191834561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792567.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

For too long certain scholars have been content to portray Irenaeus of Lyons as rather stupid, a well-meaning churchman but incompetent theologian. The Irenaeus that emerges from a careful reading of ... More

Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Laura Salah Nasrallah

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199699674
eISBN:
9780191822339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199699674.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Through case studies of archaeological materials from local contexts, Archaeology and the Letters of Paul illuminates the social, political, economic, and religious lives of those whom the apostle ... More

Augustine's Early Thought on the Redemptive Function of Divine Judgement

Augustine's Early Thought on the Redemptive Function of Divine Judgement

Bart van Egmond

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198834922
eISBN:
9780191872808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834922.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This work addresses the relationship between Augustine’s account of God’s judgement and his theology of grace in his early works. How does God, both personally and through his ‘agents’ on earth, use ... More

Preaching Christology in the Roman Near EastA Study of Jacob of Serugh

Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East: A Study of Jacob of Serugh

Philip Michael Forness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198826453
eISBN:
9780191865916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826453.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Preaching formed one of the primary, regular avenues of communication between ecclesiastical elites and a wide range of society. Clergy used homilies to spread knowledge of complex theological ... More

Exploring Gregory of NyssaPhilosophical, Theological, and Historical Studies

Exploring Gregory of Nyssa: Philosophical, Theological, and Historical Studies

Anna Marmodoro and Neil B. McLynn (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198826422
eISBN:
9780191871160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826422.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This collection brings together an interdisciplinary team of historians, classicists, philosophers, and theologians for a holistic exploration of the thought of Gregory of Nyssa. Topics covered—some ... More

Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition

Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition

Michael Legaspi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190885120
eISBN:
9780190885151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885120.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The roots of modern culture lie in ancient soil. On this fertile ground grew a two-sided tradition, a dialectical relation between the legacies of ancient Greek civilization on the one hand and ... More

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