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A Fake Saint and the True ChurchThe Story of a Forgery in Seventeenth-Century Naples

A Fake Saint and the True Church: The Story of a Forgery in Seventeenth-Century Naples

Stefania Tutino

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197578803
eISBN:
9780197578834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197578803.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book uncovers the remarkable story of a fake saint to tell a tale about truth. It begins at the end of the 1650s, when a large quantity of forged documents suddenly appeared throughout the ... More

The Fellowship ChurchHoward Thurman and the Twentieth-Century Religious Left

The Fellowship Church: Howard Thurman and the Twentieth-Century Religious Left

Amanda Brown

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197565131
eISBN:
9780197565162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197565131.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Fellowship Church explores the evolution of the American religious Left through a case study of the African American intellectual and theologian Howard Thurman, and the physical embodiment of his ... More

The Soul of the American University RevisitedFrom Protestant to Postsecular

The Soul of the American University Revisited: From Protestant to Postsecular

George M. Marsden

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780190073312
eISBN:
9780190073343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190073312.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

The Soul of the American University Revisited traces the role of Protestantism in shaping American higher education from the founding of Harvard in the 1630s to the present. It offers a critical ... More

Savoring GodComparative Theopoetics

Savoring God: Comparative Theopoetics

Gloria Maité Hernández

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190907365
eISBN:
9780190907396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907365.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book compares two mystical works central to the Christian Discalced Carmelite and the Hindu Bhakti traditions: the sixteenth-century Spanish Cántico espiritual (Spiritual Canticle), by John of ... More

Font of Pardon and New LifeJohn Calvin and the Efficacy of Baptism

Font of Pardon and New Life: John Calvin and the Efficacy of Baptism

Lyle D. Bierma

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197553879
eISBN:
9780197553909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553879.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a study of the historical development and impact of John Calvin’s doctrine of baptismal efficacy. The primary questions it addresses are (1) whether Calvin taught an “instrumental” ... More

The Innocence of Pontius PilateHow the Roman Trial of Jesus Shaped History

The Innocence of Pontius Pilate: How the Roman Trial of Jesus Shaped History

David Lloyd Dusenbury

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197602799
eISBN:
9780197610893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197602799.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The gospels and ancient historians agree: Jesus was sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate, the Roman imperial prefect in Jerusalem. To this day, Christians of all churches confess that Jesus died ... More

John Davenant's Hypothetical UniversalismA Defense of Catholic and Reformed Orthodoxy

John Davenant's Hypothetical Universalism: A Defense of Catholic and Reformed Orthodoxy

Michael J. Lynch

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197555149
eISBN:
9780197555170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197555149.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

AAaJohn Davenant’s hypothetical universalism has consistently been misinterpreted and misrepresented as a via media between Arminianism and Reformed theology. This study examines Bishop Davenant’s ... More

The Bible Told Them SoHow Southern Evangelicals Fought to Preserve White Supremacy

The Bible Told Them So: How Southern Evangelicals Fought to Preserve White Supremacy

J. Russell Hawkins

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197571064
eISBN:
9780197571392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571064.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Bible Told Them So explains why southern white evangelical Christians in South Carolina resisted the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Simply put, they believed the Bible told them ... More

Grace and ConformityThe Reformed Conformist Tradition and the Early Stuart Church of England

Grace and Conformity: The Reformed Conformist Tradition and the Early Stuart Church of England

Stephen Hampton

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190084332
eISBN:
9780190084363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084332.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Reformed Conformity that flourished within the Early Stuart English Church was a rich and distinctive theological tradition that has never before been studied in its own right. While scholars ... More

Benjamin FranklinCultural Protestant

Benjamin Franklin: Cultural Protestant

D. G. Hart

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198788997
eISBN:
9780191830990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788997.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Benjamin Franklin grew up in a devout Protestant family with limited prospects for wealth and fame. By hard work, limitless curiosity, native intelligence, and luck (what he called “providence”), ... More

Divine AccountingTheo-Economics in Early Christianity

Divine Accounting: Theo-Economics in Early Christianity

Jennifer A. Quigley

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780300253160
eISBN:
9780300258165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300253160.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book shows how the divine was an active participant in the economic spheres of the ancient Mediterranean world. Gods and goddesses were represented as owning goods, holding accounts, and ... More

Preacher WomanA Critical Look at Sexism without Sexists

Preacher Woman: A Critical Look at Sexism without Sexists

Katie Lauve-Moon

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197527542
eISBN:
9780197527580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527542.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

When people are committed to gender equality, what gets in their way of achieving it? Why do well-intentioned people reinforce sexist outcomes? Why does dissonance persist between organizational ... More

Refusing to Kiss the SlipperOpposition to Calvinism in the Francophone Reformation

Refusing to Kiss the Slipper: Opposition to Calvinism in the Francophone Reformation

Michael W. Bruening

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197566954
eISBN:
9780197566985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566954.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Refusing to Kiss the Slipper re-examines the Reformation in francophone Europe, presenting for the first time the perspective of John Calvin’s evangelical enemies. This book brings together a cast of ... More

The Flesh of the WordThe extra Calvinisticum from Zwingli to Early Orthodoxy

The Flesh of the Word: The extra Calvinisticum from Zwingli to Early Orthodoxy

K.J. Drake

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197567944
eISBN:
9780197567975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197567944.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The extra Calvinisticum, that the eternal Son maintains his existence beyond the flesh during his earthly ministry and perpetually, divided the Lutheran and Reformed traditions during the ... More

Economics of FaithReforming Poverty in Early Modern Europe

Economics of Faith: Reforming Poverty in Early Modern Europe

Esther Chung-Kim

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197537732
eISBN:
9780197537763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537732.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This book addresses the role of religious reformers in the development of poor relief in the sixteenth century. During the Reformation, religious leaders served as catalysts, organizers, stabilizers, ... More

The Imam of the ChristiansThe World of Dionysius of Tel-Mahre, c. 750-850

The Imam of the Christians: The World of Dionysius of Tel-Mahre, c. 750-850

Philip Wood

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691212791
eISBN:
9780691219950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691212791.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book examines how Christian leaders adopted and adapted the political practices and ideas of their Muslim rulers between 750 and 850 in the Abbasid caliphate in the Jazira (modern eastern Turkey ... More

Queen VictoriaThis Thorny Crown

Queen Victoria: This Thorny Crown

Michael Ledger-Lomas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198753551
eISBN:
9780191815102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753551.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This book evokes the pervasive importance of religion to Queen Victoria’s life but also that life’s centrality to the religion of Victorians around the globe. The first comprehensive exploration of ... More

A Holy Baptism of Fire and BloodThe Bible and the American Civil War

A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood: The Bible and the American Civil War

James P. Byrd

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190902797
eISBN:
9780190902827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190902797.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In his Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln said both North and South “read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other.” Lincoln quoted several biblical ... More

Clergy Education in AmericaReligious Leadership and American Public Life

Clergy Education in America: Religious Leadership and American Public Life

Larry Abbott Golemon

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780195314670
eISBN:
9780197552872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195314670.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Judaism

This book explores the first 150 years of how pastors, priests, rabbis were educated in the United States. These clerical and professions were educated to lead in both religious and public ... More

Samuel Wesley and the Crisis of Tory Piety, 1685-1720

Samuel Wesley and the Crisis of Tory Piety, 1685-1720

William Gibson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198870241
eISBN:
9780191913082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870241.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This book examines the life of Samuel Wesley, the father of John and Charles Wesley, as a High Church parson in the Church of England. It examines a series of crises in Wesley’s life: his move from ... More

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