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Not as Seamless as It Seems: The Literalist's Lens

J. David Pleins

in When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199733637
eISBN:
9780199852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The tale of Noah and his ark appears to be seamless as the events involved in the said tale seem straightforward and complete. Also, the timeline for the events was planned out in a very logical ... More


1 The Durability of Goodness

Alan Mittleman

in Judaic Sources and Western Thought: Jerusalem's Enduring Presence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199583157
eISBN:
9780191728952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583157.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that the Book of Genesis, both in itself and as refracted by subsequent Jewish interpretation, affirms the goodness of being. Goodness is primary (vis-à-vis evil, which is ... More


‘The Mother in the Hungry Grave’: Marriage, Murder, and the Maternal

H. L. Meakin

in John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines John Donne's articulations of the maternal feminine or ‘woman-for-man’ in some of his writings on marriage. It analyses Donne's references to verse twenty-four of the second ... More


From Adam and Eve to Abraham and Sarah

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

in Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on the Book of Genesis and tells the human condition and the religious practices of Adam and Eve, Noah and his family, and the patriarch Abraham and his wife Sarah as these prove ... More


Theater of Nudity

Alessandro Vettori

in Poets of Divine Love: The Rhetoric of Franciscan Spiritual Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823223251
eISBN:
9780823240913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223251.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In 1205 Francis of Assisi stood naked before the people and naked before God. This publicly is a crucial occurrence in the Saint's life that later became a cultural icon of the Franciscan movement. ... More


Reflections on the Covenant with Noah

James Barr

in Covenant as Context: Essays in Honour of E. W. Nicholson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250745
eISBN:
9780191697951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250745.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay on God's covenant with Noah in the story of the Flood in the Bible. There has not been much interest in this covenant and some studies have suggested that the whole ... More


Holy ‘Outsiders’

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

in Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter highlights several outsiders who are remembered with respect for what they did in priestly, prophetic, or other ways. From the Book of Genesis and beyond, the names of Noah, Melchizedek, ... More


The Creation of Unformed Matter

Thomas Aquinas and Richard J. Regan

in The Power of God: by Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199914395
eISBN:
9780190258351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199914395.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This Question attempts to reconcile the rational analysis of the creation of the world, the rational soul, and angels in Question 3 with the first chapter of the Book of Genesis. It provides answers ... More


Descent with Modification: Ideology and Strategy in Antievolutionism

Jeffrey P. Moran

in American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195183498
eISBN:
9780190254629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195183498.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter traces the strong continuities in antievolutionist ideology and then charts the strategic flexibility antievolutionists have developed in defending this vision. It discusses ... More


The Art of Creaturely Life: A Question of Human Propriety

Norman Wirzba

in Being-in-Creation: Human Responsibility in an Endangered World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264995
eISBN:
9780823266876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264995.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Norman Wizba responds to Jean-Luc Nancy’s questions “who comes after the subject?” He does so by suggesting that “creatureliness is a more faithful and compelling rendition of human life than… modern ... More


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