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Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Jennifer Wright Knust and Zsuzsanna Varhelyi (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice reappraises the diverse religious texts and practices of the late Hellenistic and Roman periods, investigating the meanings and functions of sacrifice in ... More


Dionysius the Areopagite’s Divine Names and the Meaning of ‘God is Love’

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267669
eISBN:
9780191683336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267669.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

It is nothing new to have much to say about the love of God, but there remains something very different about twentieth-century talk of the love of God that marks it out from both Eastern and Western ... More


Contesting the Meaning of Animal Sacrifice

Daniel Ullucci

in Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Noting the widespread tendency among ancient authors to discount the necessity of sacrifice even while assuming that sacrificial practice should continue, Daniel Ullucci suggests that such statements ... More


The Theology of Animal Sacrifice in the Ancient Greek World: Origins and Developments

James B. Rives

in Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

James Rives addresses the monolithic theological role attributed to animal sacrifice in modern accounts of ancient Greek religion. Emphasizing the importance of a careful chronological perspective, ... More


Bonds of Flesh and Blood: Porphyry, Animal Sacrifice, and Empire

Philippa Townsend

in Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Philippa Townsend places the theories of sacrifice put forward by the Neo-Platonic philosopher Porphyry within a complex of ethnic tradition, sacrificial ritual and imperial rule developed during the ... More


Judaism in the Talmudic Period Proselytes and Proselytizing

GOODMAN MARTIN

in Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263876
eISBN:
9780191682674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263876.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Judaism

This chapter considers whether hostility by some Jews to gentile paganism, particularly as enshrined in the Noachide laws, ever had a parallel effect on Jewish theology in the Talmudic period. In the ... More


Introduction

Peter Van Nuffelen

in Orosius and the Rhetoric of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655274
eISBN:
9780191745232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655274.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The Historiae have a negative press in scholarship. The main reason is that scholars such as H.‐I. Marrou and E. Peterson construed Orosius as the opposite of Augustine: whilst the latter was ... More


What Difference Does Christianity Make?

Peter Van Nuffelen

in Orosius and the Rhetoric of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655274
eISBN:
9780191745232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655274.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The last chapter argues that Augustine and Orosius were much closer to one another, and that their theology of history differed less radically, than often assumed. Both grapple with the same issue, ... More


Keys to Jerusalem: Collected Essays

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642021
eISBN:
9780191738555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The author of this book has lived in Jerusalem for forty-eight years, during which time he has taught graduate students its history and archaeology, and also compiled a bestselling archaeological ... More


Jerusalem: History, Archaeology, and Theology

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Jerusalem: Collected Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642021
eISBN:
9780191738555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642021.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter begins with a discussion of history and archaeology of Jerusalem, covering the Bronze Age (3300–1200 bc), Iron Age (1200–586 bc), Persian period (539–332 bc), Hellenistic period (332–63 ... More


A Postscript

Timothy Michael Law

in When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199781713
eISBN:
9780199345168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781713.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This final postscript brings the narrative to an end by asking what value the Septuagint might have in modern Christianity, given its role in the ancient Church. The Protestant Reformers are seen not ... More


The Septuagint behind the New Testament

Timothy Michael Law

in When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199781713
eISBN:
9780199345168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781713.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The New Testament authors were heavily indebted not only to the Scriptures canonized in the Hebrew Bible but also to the Jewish religious literature written between the third century BCE and the ... More


Methodology, Problems, and Desiderata

Eleonore Stump

in Atonement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198813866
eISBN:
9780191851605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813866.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The doctrine that Christ has saved human beings from their sins, with all that that salvation entails, is the distinctive doctrine of Christianity. This book is an examination of that doctrine. The ... More


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