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How Should One Read the Early Chapters of Genesis?

Walter Moberly

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

In the light of the enormous weight attached to the early chapters of Genesis in the history of biblical interpretation and in debates between science and religion over matters of origins, it is ... More


Cain, Abel, and brutism

Kalman P. Bland

in Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter explores Maimonides' claims about the lack of humanity in Cain and Abel, and the bestial nature of all humankind. Drawing on bible, midrash, philosophy, and kabbalistic sources, the ... More


Sin and Its Disharmony: Crime and Punishment (2:25–4:16): Disharmony With God (2:25–Chap. 3)Disharmony With One's Brother (4:1–16)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Having given two complementary viewpoints of creation, Genesis gives two complementary accounts of sin, the first involving the couple in the garden, and the second involving the brothers in the ... More


The Devil in the Detail

Mary Orr

in Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Devil's rides into space are a well‐worked topos in literature, but this chapter points out for the first time their literal realities in the Montgolfier balloons and Garnarin's parachute that ... More


Homicide And Vengeance

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter shows how biblical law distinguishes between premeditated, spur of the moment, and accidental homicide, and thus tries to strike a particular balance between harm and culpability. ... More


‘Daughters of Earth’: The Divided Self and the Heroines of the Mythological Dramas

Caroline Franklin

in Byron's Heroines

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112303
eISBN:
9780191670763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112303.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In his lyrical dramas, Manfred, Cain, and Heaven and Earth, Lord Byron both used and subverted the Christian genre of the morality play, placing a male everyman protagonist between the forces of evil ... 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


Signs of Woe

Prudentius

in The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses how the Hamartigeniaplaces Eve offstage in the narrative of the origin of sin, thus deviating from the literary tradition that highlighted the part of Eve in the story. She ... More


Performing the Accident on Purpose

Theodore Dreiser and James Cain

in Accident Society: Fiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775359
eISBN:
9780804778459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775359.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the early twentieth century, insurance crime emerged as a social phenomenon that signals not only a sociological shift in criminality but also indicates a radical change in thinking about the ... More


The Attenuation of Romantic Evil: A Demon Undone

in A Fallen Idol Is Still a God: Lermontov and the Quandaries of Cultural Transition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753708
eISBN:
9780804768030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753708.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines how Mikhail Lermontov's long and often-revised narrative poem The Demon attenuates the Romantic vision of ethics while drawing on Romantic ideas and images of spiritual ... More


From is 5 (1929) to the Piano Concerto (1931)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s work from 1929-1931, including his first E. E. Cummings song cycle, is 5; the symbolist opera Parabola and Circula, the ballet Cain; the score to Ralph Steiner’s ... More


The bow shot of exile

Jane Stabler

in The Artistry of Exile

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199590247
eISBN:
9780191766411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590247.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

Chapter 1 looks at the 1816 company of exiles on the shores of Lake Leman (the threshold of the Shelleys and Byron’s Italian experience), and the Brownings’ delighted, bewildered entry into Pisa in ... More


A ‘Voice from out the Wilderness’: Cain and Philosophical Poetry

Anthony Howe

in Byron and the Forms of Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319716
eISBN:
9781781380918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319716.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focusses on Byron’s drama Cain and re-thinks its traditional reception as a work of philosophical poetry – a philosophical argument, that is, that happens to be expressed in the form of ... More


Tragical Mimesis and Biblical Interpretation I: Primitive Tragedies in Genesis

Paul M. Blowers

in Visions and Faces of the Tragic: The Mimesis of Tragedy and the Folly of Salvation in Early Christian Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198854104
eISBN:
9780191888458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854104.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter moves straightaway into the first, and foundational, form of early Christian tragical mimesis, the interpretation of tragic (and tragic-comic) biblical narratives. “Dramatic” ... More


Sirk and John M. Stahl: Adaptations and Remakes

Tom Ryan

in The Films of Douglas Sirk: Exquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496817983
eISBN:
9781496822406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817983.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Sirk remade three films that were originally directed by John M. Stahl in the 1930s, his versions based on fictions by well-known novelists. This chapter focuses on how the various intersections and ... More


“Long Shall His Blood . . . Stain Illinois”: Martyrology and Malediction

Christopher James Blythe

in Terrible Revolution: Latter-day Saints and the American Apocalypse

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190080280
eISBN:
9780190080310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080280.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the place of martyrology and ritualized cursing in Mormon apocalypticism. With the assassinations of Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith in 1844, the Saints came to believe that the ... More


Film Noir

Homer B. Pettey and R. Barton Palmer (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691074
eISBN:
9781474406420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691074.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This volume reveals film noir'srelationship to 19th century and 20th century literary movements, as well as to early European and American cinematic experiments and modernist artistic movements, ... More


Raising Cain (1992)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter marks another comeback for De Palma, this time in a return to a genre in which he feels most at home—the suspense thriller. In Raising Cain (1992), De Palma also goes home in another ... More


Victory Garden

Alan K. Rode

in Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173917
eISBN:
9780813174808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.003.0026
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During the war years, Curtiz interspersedhis long hours at the studio with relaxation at the Canoga Ranch.Hal Wallis and Jack Warner had their final falling-out, and Wallis left the studio in April ... More


‘The just man will never waver’ (Psalm 111:6): Adomnán and His World

Gilbert Márkus

in Conceiving a Nation: Scotland to 900 AD

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748678983
eISBN:
9781474435208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678983.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Adomnán is the only individual person in the nine centuries of Scotland’s history covered by this book for whom we have enough evidence to form a picture of a real human being, through his writings, ... More


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