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Healing in the History of Christianity

Amanda Porterfield

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157185
eISBN:
9780199850389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157185.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book offers a survey of ideas, rituals, and experiences of healing in Christian history. Jesus himself performed many miracles of healing, and Christians down the ages have seen this as a ... More


Introduction: The Elusive Gregory: Gregory of Nyssa …

Morwenna Ludlow

in Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199280766
eISBN:
9780191712906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280766.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This introductory chapter begins with a profile of Gregory of Nyssa. It then explores the reasons behind the popularity of Gregory of Nyssa among contemporary writers. An overview of the four parts ... More


The Simple and the Learned

Jack Tannous

in The Making of the Medieval Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179094
eISBN:
9780691184166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179094.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the notion of simplicity and of the simple believer, which had a complex history—both Christian and non-Christian—and was in use long before the Council of Chalcedon. In the ... More


The Theological Vision of Reinhold Niebuhr's The Irony of American History: “In the Battle and Above It”

Scott R. Erwin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678372
eISBN:
9780191757808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678372.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This book argues that an appreciation of Reinhold Niebuhr’s theological vision is necessary for understanding the full measure of his 1951 work, The Irony of American History. The work is important ... More


Providence

Gordon Graham

in The Shape of the Past: A Philosophical Approach to History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192892553
eISBN:
9780191670619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892553.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

Vico believed in the historical importance of Divine Providence. His writings give considerable importance to theological conceptions and he himself was a religious person. The question of God's ... More


Conclusion

Carl L. Beckwith

in Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity: From De Fide to De Trinitate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199551644
eISBN:
9780191720789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551644.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter offers an historical survey of the place of Hilary in the history of Christian thought and ends with a summary of the editorial changes to Hilary's early works as discussed throughout ... More


From Story to System

Philipp W. Rosemann

in Peter Lombard

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195155440
eISBN:
9780199849871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155440.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Religious texts seem to share a significant characteristic. They possess a narrative structure, as opposed to presenting a rational argument. This chapter analyzes how traditions develop around texts ... More


The Birth of Christian History: Memory and Time from Mark to Luke-Acts

Eve-Marie Becker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300165098
eISBN:
9780300165371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300165098.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When the Gospel writings were first produced, Christian thinking was already cognizant of its relationship to ancient memorial cultures and history-writing traditions. Yet, little has been written ... More


Monks and Scholars in the Panopolite Nome the Epigraphic Evidence

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

During the conference “Perspectives on Panopolis,” which took place in Leyden in 1998, Lucia Criscuolo discussed the evidence of the Greek inscriptions, including Christian ones, from the Panopolite ... More


Moses' Veil: Secularization as Christian Myth

Robert A. Yelle

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter argues that the view that law is properly secular, or separate from, religion finds its roots in earlier theological readings of history. This includes the central event of Christian ... More


The Similarity of the Two Masters: Ferdinand Christian Baur and Adolf von Harnack

Daniel Geese

in Ferdinand Christian Baur and the History of Early Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198798415
eISBN:
9780191839429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198798415.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The expression “the similarity of the two masters” comes from Ernst Troeltsch, who wrote about Harnack and Baur in 1921. They were similar because they regarded historical theology as the central ... More


Making the People a Partner to the Dispute

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

in Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on the social dimensions of the theological controversy in Alexandria, following closely the efforts of rival churchmen to make ordinary Christians their partners in the dispute. ... More


Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

During the fourth century AD, theological controversy divided Christian communities throughout the eastern half of the Roman Empire. At stake in these disputes was not only the truth about God but ... More


The Challenge of Theology and Power in Action: Bishops, Cities, and Empire, a.d. 337–361

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

in Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 8 argues that the dispute encouraged bishops to devise new strategies of asserting their authority in city and empire, sometimes in sheer opposition to the emperor and even questioning his ... More


Christian Leadership and the Challenge of Theology

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

in Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Focusing on the early church, chapter 1 discusses the challenges that theological disagreement and dissent posed to church leaders at a time when their authority came increasingly to rest on their ... More


In Search of the Early Christians: Selected Essays

Wayne A. Meeks

Allen Hilton and H. Gregory Snyder (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091427
eISBN:
9780300130102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091427.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

A central figure in the reconception of early Christian history over the last three decades, the author of this book offers here a selection of his most influential writings on the New Testament and ... More


Introduction

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

in Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The introduction describes the genesis of this study in light of the author's interests in religious violence associated with the so-called Arian controversy in the fourth century AD. After briefly ... More


Claiming Truth, Projecting Power, A.D. 325–337

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

in Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Nicaea failed to produce theological consensus, but in the politically charged climate after the council, theological disagreement became even more threatening to church leaders, who understood that ... More


Imperial Christian Historiography

Michael Whitby

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 1: Beginnings to AD 600

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199218158
eISBN:
9780191804243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218158.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the development of Christian historiography in imperial Rome. It considers the various ways in which Christian writers adapted classical forms of historical composition to ... More


Snippets from the Past: Two Ancient Sites in the Asyut Region: Dayr al-Gabrawi and Dayr al-‘Izam

Jacques van der Vliet

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Asyut is one of the most important sites in the Christian history of Egypt. It was a major Christian center and in late antique and early medieval times its hinterland was covered with monastic ... More


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