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Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

B. Diane Lipsett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Self-restraint or self-mastery may appear to be the opposite of erotic desire. But in three ancient tales of conversion—The Shepherd of Hermas, the Acts of Paul and Thecla, and Joseph and Aseneth—the ... More


Conclusion: The Narrativity of Desire, Restraint, and Conversion

B. Diane Lipsett

in Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The conclusion compares concisely how the different narrative textures and particularities of the tales of Hermas, Thecla, and Aseneth generate discrete representations of conversion. It also offers ... More


Rethinking Augustine's Early Theology: An Argument for Continuity

Carol Harrison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199281664
eISBN:
9780191603402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281661.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Having been at the centre of a century long debate which cast doubt on the nature of Augustine’s conversion, one might assume that Augustine’s early works (386-96) have now been rescued and given ... More


The Church as Apologetic: Eusebius' Legitimation of Christianity

Aaron P. Johnson

in Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199296132
eISBN:
9780191712302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296132.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Christianity, for Eusebius, finds legitimation over against the other nations as the restored Hebrew nation. This chapter identifies passages that offer ethnographical sketches of the results of ... More


The Logos, the logoi, and Created Beings

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

in The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237142
eISBN:
9780191717321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237142.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Logos is the centre of all the logoi, i.e. the divine acts of will that are eternally conceived but expressed at the moment of creation. Through the logoi a well-ordered cosmos is instituted. The ... More


Book One of De Trinitate

Carl L. Beckwith

in Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity: From De Fide to De Trinitate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199551644
eISBN:
9780191720789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551644.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter offers a close reading of Book One of De Trinitate. Book One never formed a part of De Fide but was added in 358 when Hilary made the other revisions and updates to Books Two to Six. As ... More


Introduction

B. Diane Lipsett

in Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter prepares for close literary analysis of The Shepherd of Hermas, The Acts of Paul and Thecla, and Joseph and Aseneth by moving through four preliminary discussions. First, the chapter ... More


Aseneth and the Sublime Turn

B. Diane Lipsett

in Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter analyzes Joseph and Aseneth, attending to the densely descriptive, figurative, and allusive language in the tale of Aseneth’s conversion to becoming both Joseph’s wife and a model ... More


The Revolution of 386

Carol Harrison

in Rethinking Augustine's Early Theology: An Argument for Continuity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199281664
eISBN:
9780191603402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281661.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter argues that Augustine’s conversion in 386 is not a radically different conversion from the one he recounts in Confessiones 8: that if one is to speak of a ‘revolution’ in his thought, it ... More


Epiphanius of Cyprus: A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

Andrew S. Jacobs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520291126
eISBN:
9780520964983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291126.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Epiphanius, Bishop of Constantia on the island of Cyprus from 367 to 403 CE, was incredibly influential in the last decades of the fourth century. Whereas his major surviving text (the Panarion, an ... More


Wisdom and classical culture

Carol Harrison

in Augustine: Christian Truth and Fractured Humanity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752202
eISBN:
9780191695070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752202.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Society

The Confessions are one of Western literature's classics and one of Augustine's best known works. Here, Augustine provides a description about how he was converted to Christianity in AD 386. Even ... More


Conversion and its Consequences

Jerome Murphy-oʼconnor

in Paul: A Critical Life

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780192853424
eISBN:
9780191670589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192853424.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Luke mentioned three circumstantial accounts of Paul's conversion. The chapter argues that Paul's conversion and call to ministry are inseparable. This chapter discussed the process of ‘recognition ... More


“I rejoice to see your order”: Paul and the Dionysian Hierarchies

Charles M. Stang

in Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite: "No Longer I"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640423
eISBN:
9780191738234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640423.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines how Paul animates the Dionysian hierarchies. It addresses several of the stalled questions in the scholarship on the CD, questions to which the influence of Paul offers a fresh ... More


The Roman Martyrs: Introduction, Translations, and Commentary

Michael Lapidge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198811367
eISBN:
9780191848391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811367.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Roman Martyrs contains translations of forty Latin passiones of saints who were martyred in Rome or its near environs, during the period before the ‘peace of the Church’ (c. 312). Some of these ... More


Cura personalis: Recognizing Christ in the Other

Catharine Randall

in Black Robes & Buckskin: A Selection from the Jesuit Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232628
eISBN:
9780823240449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232628.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The ways in which the Jesuit Fathers convinced Native Americans to convert to Christianity were very different from the ways in which Protestant ministers handled their ministry, or the ways in which ... More


New Light

Steven C. Harper

in First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199329472
eISBN:
9780190063092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329472.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

As the number of Mormon converts pushed toward two million in the 1960s, Presbyterian minister Wesley Walters was not able to keep them from becoming Latter-day Saints. But he forced all serious ... More


Under Attack

Steven C. Harper

in First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199329472
eISBN:
9780190063092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329472.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Drawing on newly discovered accounts (1832, 1835) and lots of contextual research, James Allen and Milton Backman added an alternative memory to the buffer on which the saints could draw for memory ... More


Christian conversion and reflections on the supernatural

Miles Hollingworth

in Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861590
eISBN:
9780199345441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861590.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Augustine’s conversion to Christ has up to now been treated as a manifesto-change by scholars. In other words: he must have believed something before then started to believe something different ... More


Introduction: Epiphanius, Now and Then

Andrew S. Jacobs

in Epiphanius of Cyprus: A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520291126
eISBN:
9780520964983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291126.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book seeks to broaden the framework for understanding Christian late antiquity by presenting a “cultural biography” of Epiphanius of Cyprus. More specifically, it reimagines certain core ... More


Conversion

Andrew S. Jacobs

in Epiphanius of Cyprus: A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520291126
eISBN:
9780520964983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291126.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter uses Epiphanius of Cyprus's writings to explore three different types of religious conversion, each of which offers a glimpse into the frontiers of Christian personhood and each is ... More


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