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The Colossal Fetuses of La Venta and Mesoamerica’s Earliest Creation Story

Carolyn E. Tate

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Among the earliest monumental sculptures of the Americas were depictions of the human fetus. Along with representations of the human embryo, sculptures of the fetus were important subjects in the art ... More


1 Corinthians 11:2–16 Once Again

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to First Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564156
eISBN:
9780191721281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564156.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter responds to J. Delobel's critique of the thesis developed in ch. 10. His objections and positive observations prompted the clarification and simplification of a number of important ... More


Jesus and Empire: The Teacher and the Man of Deed

Christopher Bryan

in Render to Caesar: Jesus, the Early Church, and the Roman Superpower

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195183344
eISBN:
9780199835584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183347.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Jesus appeared as a prophet, proclaiming the Kingdom (Sovereignty) of God. As regards foreign rule over Israel, he stood within the biblical and prophetic tradition and seems to have accepted the ... More


Are Muslim Democrats a Threat to Secularism and Freedom of Religion?: The Turkish Case

Talip Küçükcan

in The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199930890
eISBN:
9780199980581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930890.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In contrast to those who see the Islamic movement in Turkey as a threat to liberty, the chapter provides evidence for a positive push by the AK Party for democratic constitutional reforms and ... More


Master and Aggression

C. T. McIntire

in Herbert Butterfield: Historian as Dissenter

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098075
eISBN:
9780300130089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098075.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter looks at the time when Butterfield became the forty-fourth Master of Peterhouse. He remained simultaneously Professor of Modern History. He was the fourth historian among the six Masters ... More


The Furnace at Sing Sing, 1828–1839

Jennifer Graber

in The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834572
eISBN:
9781469603339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877838_graber.8
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes how Sing Sing Prison's agent assaulted the resident chaplain and threw him out of the prison. The institution had no minister until a year later when a new head administrator ... More


The Furnace Transformed, 1840–1847

Jennifer Graber

in The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834572
eISBN:
9781469603339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877838_graber.9
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes how Sing Sing's resident chaplain went to the head prison inspector to plead the case of a suicidal inmate. The inspector, a New York judge named John Edmonds, usually ... More


A Trülku as the Head of Society

Peter Schwieger

in The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China: A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168526
eISBN:
9780231538602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168526.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the rise of the Tibetan trülku as head of society in the seventeenth century. Drawing on the concept of the “union of religion and politics,” the clerical elite further ... More


Funny-Looking: Thoughts on Jewish Visual Humor

Carol Zemel

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Jewish visual humor, demonstrating its ties not only to Jewish history, but also to the history of Western art. The analysis includes the figural illustrations of the ... More


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