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Maimonides

Robert Eisen

in The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on discerning what Maimonides says about Job. In some passages, every line will have to be carefully scrutinized to get to Maimonides’ true intention. Only toward the end of the ... More


Samuel ibn Tibbon

Robert Eisen

in The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Despite the many difficulties presented by Ibn Tibbon’s discussion of the Book of Job in Ma’amar Yikkavu ha-Mayim, it is argued that with a close reading, his interpretation of Job can be deciphered. ... More


Zeraḥiah Ḥen

Robert Eisen

in The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This discussion of Zerahiah begins by outlining the contents of Zerahiah’s reading of Job, with special attention given to deciphering its esoteric doctrines. It then examines the three interfaces ... More


Simon ben Ẓema ḥDuran

Robert Eisen

in The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Because Duran presents his systematic views on providence in his introduction to the commentary on Job, this chapter will deal with Duran’s thinking on this issue as part of the summary of the ... More


Medieval Jewish Philosophy and the Exegesis of Job

Robert Eisen

in The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This study examined six readings of Job spanning five centuries; they originate in geographical locations as far apart as Baghdad and Provence; they reflect a wide range of philosophical orientations ... More


Dodge, Worcester, Ladd, and Burritt: Christianity, Courts, and World Peace

Mark Weston Janis

in America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579341
eISBN:
9780191722653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579341.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This chapter shows how the international courts of today are the offspring of 19th-century American utopians, religious enthusiasts by and large untrained in the law. These early proponents of an ... More


Belief and Behaviour

E. W. Heaton

in The School Tradition of the Old Testament: The Bampton Lectures for 1994

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263623
eISBN:
9780191601156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263627.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at various aspects of belief and behaviour in the Old Testament, as reflected in the school tradition. It starts with an analysis of the discourse of Elihu in Job – six chapters ... More


The Benign First Mate: From Law In The Service Of Human Dignity: Essays in Honour of Florentino Feliciano

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262350
eISBN:
9780191682322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262350.003.0071
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The Lauterpacht Centre (formerly Research Centre for International Law), located at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, would not be what it is today without vision and generosity. The ... More


Media and Opinion Formation: Toward a New Theory of Deliberative Politics

Ronald N. Jacobs

in The Space of Opinion: Media Intellectuals and the Public Sphere

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797929
eISBN:
9780199944170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797929.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 3 develops a cultural sociological model of the space of opinion and its role in democratic deliberation. It analyzes three waves of media theory which have shaped thinking about news and ... More


Supplemental Themes

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The chapter discusses probable reasons why scholars have difficulties in attempting to characterize the genre of the book of Job as it freely moves from one theme—motif, stereotype, and ... More


The Elihu Burritt Era: Pacifist Impact, January 1846–September 1848

Martin Ceadel

in The Origins of War Prevention: The British Peace Movement and International Relations 1730-1854

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198226741
eISBN:
9780191678660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198226741.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This period saw the peace movement take off: lifted by the support of an attentive public, it came to resemble a glider as it exploited the rising currents of anti-war feeling by launching two ... More


The Dissatisfied Reader: Elihu and the Historicity of the Moral Imagination

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the character Elihu and his speeches. It suggests that Elihu is not simply another character; he is a reader of the book of Job, one who literally writes himself into the ... More


Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction

Theresa Lloyd (ed.)

in Writing Appalachia: An Anthology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178790
eISBN:
9780813178806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0702
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Discusses Appalachia’s African American citizens during the pre- and post-Civil War years. The presence of slavery and African Americans in the region has often been obscured by myths and incorrect ... More


Feathering their Nests

Joan Mickelson Gaughan

in The 'Incumberances': British Women in India, 1615-1856

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092148
eISBN:
9780199082780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092148.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

Scores of women took an active interest in the Company’s business, suing for what they considered their due on a husband’s, brother’s, son’s, or other male relative’s investment, as well as making ... More


The Unfazed and the Alarmed

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter Eight explores the internal dynamics within the Republican Party that made any seeming compromise unacceptable. Once the party formed in the mid-1850s, most of its candidates for office in ... More


American Commerce

Andrew Cayton

in Love in the Time of Revolution: Transatlantic Literary Radicalism and Historical Change, 1793-1818

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607504
eISBN:
9781469608266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607504.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter begins with a question by Elihu Hubbard Smith, a young man living in New York City in the mid-1790s: “What are the mutual influences of beings on beings: how far is the wellbeing of ... More


Prohibition and Federalism: The Road to the Sheppard Amendment

Sean Beienburg

in Prohibition, the Constitution, and States' Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226631943
eISBN:
9780226632278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226632278.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter summarizes the understandings of federalism which anchored the American political order since the time of the Founding, discussing its major controversies in early American history such ... More


Earl Grey’s Public Diplomacy

Stephen Bowman

in The Pilgrims Society and Public Diplomacy, 1895-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474417815
eISBN:
9781474445184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417815.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the banquet held by the New York branch of the Pilgrims Society in March 1906 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel for Earl Grey, the Governor General of Canada. This dinner provides ... More


The First Electric Utilities

John L. Neufeld

in Selling Power: Economics, Policy, and Electric Utilities Before 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399638
eISBN:
9780226399775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399775.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The enormous capital investment needed to create the infrastructure before any revenue could be realized inhibited the creation of the first electric utilities. Obtaining the financing for what ... More


The Path to Peace

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Nicholas Murray Butler's commitment to peace as president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. In 1925, Butler succeeded Elihu Root as president of the ... More


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