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Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Ruth Morello and A. D. Morrison (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The surviving body of ancient letters offers the reader a stunning variety of material, ranging from the everyday letters preserved among the Oxyrhynchus papyri to imperial rescripts, New Testament ... More


The Mature Theodoret, 433–445

Paul B. Clayton, Jr.

in The Christology of Theodoret of Cyrus: Antiochene Christology from the Council of Ephesus (431) to the Council of Chalcedon (451)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198143987
eISBN:
9780191711497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198143987.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter begins by looking very briefly at the tenth sermon of Theodoret's on providence. It then examines the Isaiah and Pauline commentaries, the most important regarding the question of ... More


Demosthenes the Orator

Douglas M. MacDowell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287192
eISBN:
9780191713552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287192.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Concentrating on Demosthenes' texts rather than his politics, this book describes and assesses all his speeches, including those for the lawcourts as well as the addresses to the Ekklesia. Besides ... More


The Procession of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament

Edward A. Siecienski

in The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372045
eISBN:
9780199777297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372045.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although the New Testament does not contain an explicit theology of the Spirit’s procession (as later theology would understand it), the Bible does contain several important pneumatological ... More


Fabula, between μῦθος and אגדה‎: concerning Christian exegesis during the Middle Ages

Gilbert Dahan

in Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.003.00016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

In providing a model of allegorical interpretation and in condemning the fabula on several occasions, St Paul laid the foundation for Christian exegesis. During the following generations Christian ... More


The Ethiopic Version

BRUCE M. METZGER

in The Early Versions of the New Testament: Their Origin, Transmission, and Limitations

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198261704
eISBN:
9780191682209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261704.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the introduction of Christianity into Ethiopia and the early manuscripts of the Ethiopic version of the New Testament. Many modern scholars date the origin of the Ethiopic ... More


De‐ and Re‐contextualization: Horace, Epistles 1. 19

Michèle Lowrie

in Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199545674
eISBN:
9780191719950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545674.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Recitation had become a strong venue for poets to reach a public in Augustan Rome. Horace, however, resists this medium on the grounds that it exposed a poet to the exigencies of the rat race. ... More


Didacticism and Epistolarity in Horace's Epistles 1

A. D. Morrison

in Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates how the ‘epistolarity’, the ‘letteriness’ of Horace's Epistles relates to and complements the didactic, instructive element of the book and vice versa. Horace is the first ... More


Beyond Performance Envy:: Horace, Epistles 2. 1

Michèle Lowrie

in Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199545674
eISBN:
9780191719950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545674.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Horace's literary epistles, contrary to their own written medium, are fascinated with performance. It is not just that the Ars Poetica is a didactic poem on how to write tragedy and Epistles 2.1 ... More


The Making of a Poet

Nigel Leask

in Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572618
eISBN:
9780191722974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572618.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that Burns's poetic self-fashioning was a successful attempt to achieve sentimental and cultural credit in the face of the practical financial difficulties that he faces as an ... More


Revealed Religion

James E. Crimmins

in Secular Utilitarianism: Social Science and the Critique of Religion in the Thought of Jeremy Bentham

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277415
eISBN:
9780191684173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277415.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on Bentham's book, Not Paul, but Jesus. The book expanded on the treatment of certain passages in Paul's Epistles, introduced additional topics, and relied on the interpretation ... More


“When the Will of the Wife is the Other Way”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0039
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter thirty-nine explores the Hodge family has it finally breaks up from its central Princeton location. With the marriages of A. A. and Mary, Hodge’s family began to disperse. Archie left with ... More


The Epistles

PAUL ROREM and JOHN C. LAMOREAUX

in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents a selected translation of John of Scythopolis' Prologue to the Dionysian corpus by Dionysius the Areopagite concerning the Epistles. John provided a running commentary on the ... More


The Patristic Background of Symeon’s Ecclesiology

Hilarion Alfeyev

in St. Symeon the New Theologian and Orthodox Tradition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270096
eISBN:
9780191683893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270096.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Ecclesiology has become a fashion among theologians of recent times and very often the main task of modern investigations into patristic ecclesiology is to address contemporary issues with the help ... More


The Appearances of the Risen Jesus

Richard Swinburne

in The Resurrection of God Incarnate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257461
eISBN:
9780191598616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257469.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Gospels, Acts, and Epistles, while all agreeing that Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to his followers, give different accounts of to whom Jesus appeared, where, and when. The account that ... More


Dryden, Behn, and what is ‘secretly in the poet’

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In his Preface to Ovid's Epistles, Dryden advocates translation‐as‐paraphrase, in which the ‘sense’ is allowed to ‘amplified’ but not ‘altered’—though he admits that, in the translations themselves, ... More


Martha Fowke Sansom (1689–1736)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

As a young woman, Martha Fowke Sansom was fascinated with seventeenth-century French novels that celebrated Platonic love. She wrote her first love poems for her father’s mistresses and published ... More


John and the Dark Cosmos

April D. DeConick

in The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Historical influence of the Gnostic religion of Simon Magus on the formation of the first Johannine community; Gnostic storyline of the Gospel of John that has been obscured for centuries by ... More


Guilt by Association: Heresy Catalogues in Early Christianity

Geoffrey S. Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199386789
eISBN:
9780199386802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199386789.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores the creation, publication, and circulation of heresy catalogues by second- and early third-century Christians. Polemicists made use of these religious blacklists, which include the ... More


Third Lecture: Understanding How Manuscripts are Related

David C. Parker

in Textual Scholarship and the Making of the New Testament

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199657810
eISBN:
9780191744860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657810.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

The chapter explores ways of understanding how manuscripts are related. It considers three areas for analysis: physical evidence, artwork, and the text. The first takes the example of manuscripts ... More


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