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Celsus: A Platonist Attack

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The behaviour of Christian martyrs persecuted from the time of Nero onwards drew great attention to the Church. Celsus, a Greek contemporary of Irenaeus, whose philosophical ideas were those of an ... More


Types of malaria

Robert Sallares

in Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248506
eISBN:
9780191714634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248506.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter starts by considering the early history of the Italian word mal’aria and the four species of human malaria. The symptoms of malaria are examined, with a discussion of how malaria can be ... More


Docetism Resisted: Christ's Suffering is Real

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199269822
eISBN:
9780191601569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269823.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The christological hymns and creedal statements of the first three centuries are characterized by a tension between Christ’s divine status and his subjection to human suffering. The Docetic attempt ... More


John among the Orthodox, 150–c.170

Charles E. Hill

in The Johannine Corpus in the Early Church

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199264582
eISBN:
9780191602085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264589.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The OJP asserts that there is a paucity or even an absence of use of the Johannine Gospel among representatives of the orthodox churches in the period before Irenaeus. This thesis is tested by ... More


Hebrews, Jews, and Judeans: Julian’s Ethnographic Arguments and His Hellenizing Campaign

Ari Finkelstein

in Specter of the Jews: Emperor Julian and the Rhetoric of Ethnicity in Syrian Antioch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298729
eISBN:
9780520970779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298729.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

chapter 3 situates Julian’s Against theGalileans in the context of imperial ethnographic literature that constructs and positions Hebrews/Jews with Hellenes and Christians to define these ethnic ... More


Scholarship: Divine Provenance

Peter W. Martens

in Origen and Scripture: The Contours of the Exegetical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639557
eISBN:
9780191738135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639557.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

Scholarly credentials were integral to Origen's vision of the ideal interpreter of Scripture. But his profile of this figure remains incomplete if we fail to grasp how he contextualized this figure ... More


Heroes and Historical Change in the Modern and Ancient Worlds, 1871–80

Ciaran Brady

in James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668038
eISBN:
9780191748677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668038.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines a wide selection of books and essays produced by Froude in the 1870s to further explore themes of his philosophy of history considered in earlier chapters. It seeks to show that ... More


Pipes and Property in the Sale of Real Estate (D.19.1.38.2)

Cynthia J. Bannon

in New Frontiers: Law and Society in the Roman World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668175
eISBN:
9780748684328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668175.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History

When Romans bought and sold real estate, there could be questions about which fixtures were included in the sale, yet Roman law did not always provide clear guidance, as illustrated in a case about ... More


Spaces, Storage, Equipment, and Art

George W. Houston

in Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617800
eISBN:
9781469617824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617800.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter surveys nonbook materials and classifies them into three groups: containers and storage facilities for book rolls, other equipment and furniture, and decorative elements such as statues ... More


Dissenting Readings

Christian Hofreiter

in Making Sense of Old Testament Genocide: Christian Interpretations of Herem Passages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198810902
eISBN:
9780191848032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810902.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents and discusses criticisms of the Jewish Scriptures by Marcion and the Marcionites, by Ptolemy, Celsus, and other pagan critics of Christianity, and by the authors of the ... More


Miriam, Mother of Yeshu the False Messiah: Jewish Counterstories

Robert C. Gregg

in Shared Stories, Rival Tellings: Early Encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190231491
eISBN:
9780190231521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231491.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Postbiblical Jewish attacks on Mary assumed several forms. Christians were faulted for misconstruing Isaiah’s prophecy of a young woman who would give birth to a son to be called Emmanuel. The Talmud ... More


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