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Introduction

Shelly Matthews

in Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195393323
eISBN:
9780199866618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393323.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter introduces the arguments of Boyarin, Lieu, and van Henten concerning martyrdom and identity construction among Jews and Christians, arguing that the death of Stephen should be considered ... More


After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation

Erika Balsom

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231176934
eISBN:
9780231543125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176934.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Images have never been as freely circulated as they are today. They have also never been so tightly controlled. As with the birth of photography, digital reproduction has created new possibilities ... More


Maternal Martyrdom: Alien3 and the Power of the Female Martyr

Laura Copier

in Powers: Religion as a Social and Spiritual Force

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231560
eISBN:
9780823235537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231560.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter offers an interpretation of Lieutenant Ripley, the female character in the Hollywood movie Alien3, who turned into a martyr by jumping into a cauldron of ... More


A moon circle: celestial reflections and illusions with Sarpi, Galileo, and Castelli

Marco Piccolino and Nicholas J. Wade

in Galileo's Visions: Piercing the spheres of the heavens by eye and mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199554355
eISBN:
9780191766978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554355.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Two aspects of Galileo’s interpretation of visual appearances are compared with the conception of two of his contemporaries that were tightly connected to him, the Venetian Servite friar Paolo Sarpi, ... More


The (Re)Generation of Italian Thought: The Interwar Period

Rocco Rubini

in The Other Renaissance: Italian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226186139
eISBN:
9780226186276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226186276.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses the demise of Giovanni Gentile’s scholarly and philosophical influence during the interwar period. It recounts how Gentile’s stance and agenda came under attack, from the ... More


East Hampton, Pro Sports, and the Separation

Cathy Curtis

in A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190498474
eISBN:
9780190498504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498474.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

A party the de Koonings attended at the home of Fritz Hensler in 1952 was an alcohol-fueled example of Artists Behaving Badly—increasingly common as the decade progressed. During the summers of 1952 ... More


Galileo answers Apelles

in On Sunspots

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226707150
eISBN:
9780226707174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226707174.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses Galileo's reply to the commentaries of Christoph Scheiner on his sunspot study. It explains that Galileo's first response contained no series of systematic observations like ... More


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