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Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Beth A. Berkowitz

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures argues that ancient rabbis and Christians used death penalty discourse to invent themselves as ... More


The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Philip Jenkins

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

We are living through one of the greatest transformations in the history of religion worldwide. Over the last century, Christianity has enjoyed explosive growth in the global South–in Africa, Asia, ... More


The Challenge of Faithfulness

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Two overriding characteristics of our time are difference and dissolution. The problem of difference bears on how Christians engage the world outside of their own community, while the problem of ... More


Migrating

Linford D. Fisher

in The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199740048
eISBN:
9780199949892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740048.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

By the 1770s, the generation of Indians that had most fully experienced the Great Awakening and the accompanying cultural and religious changes had become disillusioned with Anglo Christian culture ... More


Enough Already: Universities Do Not Need More Christianity

David A. Hollinger

in After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158426
eISBN:
9781400845996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158426.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter tries to bring clarity to the often frustrating debates over the role of religion in higher education, and defends a balance between critical distance and empathic appreciation. Persons ... More


“don't Eat That”: Denial, Indulgence, and Exclusion in Christian Diet Culture

R. Marie Griffith

in Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217539
eISBN:
9780520938113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217539.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

American Protestants have restricted or eschewed sex, alcohol, smoking, dancing, leisure activities, and other bodily pleasures for the sake of obedience and virtue. For them, eating has long carried ... More


Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity

Tomas Hagg (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223882
eISBN:
9780520925052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223882.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The two centuries between A.D. 250 and A.D. 450 witnessed the creation of a distinctive Christian Greek culture in the eastern part of the Roman Empire. This book focuses on the transition from ... More


A Religious Rhetoric of Competing Modernities: Christian Print Culture in Late Qing China

Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye

in Reshaping the Boundaries: The Christian Intersection of China and the West in the Modern Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390557
eISBN:
9789888390175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390557.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the complicated notions of modernity propagated through the flourishing Christian print culture in late Qing and early Republican China. Western missionaries had introduced ... More


Jesus and the Origins of Christianity

Ram Ben-Shalom

in Medieval Jews and the Christian Past: Jewish Historical Consciousness in Spain and Southern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113904
eISBN:
9781800341036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113904.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter takes a look at contemporary Jewish understandings of Jesus Christ and Christianity during the Second Temple period. It showed that this period was often the subject of debate between ... More


Conclusion

Ram Ben-Shalom

in Medieval Jews and the Christian Past: Jewish Historical Consciousness in Spain and Southern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113904
eISBN:
9781800341036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113904.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This concluding chapter discusses the major insights of the previous chapters to present a multifaceted picture of Jewish perceptions of Christianity during the Middle Ages. The Jews held both ... More


Experiences of Christianity in the Camps

Anne M. Blankenship

in Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629209
eISBN:
9781469629223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629209.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Incarcerated Christians frequently thanked God for giving them the strength to endure the incarceration and developed a variety of faith communities to provide additional support. The focus of ... More


Spanish ‘Judaism’ and ‘Christianity’ in an Age of Mass Conversion

David Nirenberg

in Rethinking European Jewish History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113560
eISBN:
9781800342651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113560.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter proposes to enrich a 'genealogical' approach to determine the religious identity in fifteenth-century Spain that had a 'dialogical' perspective and accompanied the traumatic events of ... More


The Importance of the Fayoum for Coptic Studies

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the importance of the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt for Coptic studies. It explains that the Fayoum Oasis is an ancient cultivated landscape whose history was connected with changes in ... More


Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South

Jeff Wilson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835456
eISBN:
9781469601816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869970_wilson
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Buddhism in the United States is often viewed in connection with practitioners in the Northeast and on the West Coast, but in fact, it has been spreading and evolving throughout the United States ... More


Politics of Tradition: Charismatic Globalization, Morality, and Culture in Polynesian Protestantism

Yannick Fer

in The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814772591
eISBN:
9780814723517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772591.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter shows how the histories of Polynesian island nations are very much bound up with Christianity. The growth of charismatic movements in Polynesia, against a backdrop of rapid social change ... More


Rhetoric and the Art of Listening

Carol Harrison

in The Art of Listening in the Early Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199641437
eISBN:
9780191755651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641437.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter looks at ancient auditory culture in more detail by examining ‘the other side of listening’: the use of rhetoric, or the art of speaking, in classical and Christian contexts. It ... More


Celebrity

Andrew S. Jacobs

in Epiphanius of Cyprus: A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520291126
eISBN:
9780520964983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291126.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter uses the career of Epiphanius of Cyprus to raise questions about our assumptions regarding episcopal authority. More specifically, it considers how we might utilize Epiphanius's ... More


After Lives

Andrew S. Jacobs

in Epiphanius of Cyprus: A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520291126
eISBN:
9780520964983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291126.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines two hagiographies on Epiphanius of Cyprus to show how Epiphanius the saint became a cultural signifier, whose written life clarifies but also disrupts the production of cultural ... More


Orthodoxy and Christian Culture in the Dominican Republic

Brendan Jamal Thornton

in Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061689
eISBN:
9780813051109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061689.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In order to contextualize contemporary Pentecostal religion in the country and to explain the historical constitution of Christian culture and Christian subjectivities locally, Chapter 1 offers a ... More


Culture as Curse or Blessing? Prudentius and Avitus on the Origins of Culture

Karla Pollmann

in The Baptized Muse: Early Christian Poetry as Cultural Authority

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198726487
eISBN:
9780191793295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726487.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

The theories about the origins of culture discussed in this chapter are instances of a way of systematically thinking about the nature of culture that was developed in classical times, either in ... More


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