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Eden and the Temple

Peter Thacher Lanfer

in Remembering Eden: The Reception History of Genesis 3: 22–24

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926749
eISBN:
9780199950591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926749.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines interpretations of the temple motifs in the expulsion narrative. These interpretations are not strictly exegetical, but employ the symbols of the expulsion narrative in ... More


Remembering Eden: The Reception History of Genesis 3: 22–24

Peter Thacher Lanfer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926749
eISBN:
9780199950591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926749.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

There are few texts as central to the mythology of Jewish and Christian literature as the Garden of Eden and its attendant motifs. Yet the direct citation of this text within the biblical corpus is ... More


Perception and the Fall from Eden

David J. Chalmers

in The Character of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195311105
eISBN:
9780199870851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311105.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter takes up the issue of the contents of experience where Chapter 11 leaves off. It argues that the account of Fregean content in Chapter 11 has some important inadequacies concerning its ... More


Not Good for Anyone: Death in the Thought of Augustine of Hippo

David Albert Jones

in Approaching the End: A Theological Exploration of Death and Dying

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287154
eISBN:
9780191713231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287154.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In De civitate Dei book XIII, Augustine argues that bodily death is always a bad thing in itself. Careful consideration of the story of the fall from Eden shows it to be the very opposite of the ... More


After the Fall

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Our Knowledge of the Internal World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199545995
eISBN:
9780191719929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545995.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

With the help of the myth of the Garden of Eden and the fall from grace, this chapter sums up the general external perspective that the argument of the book is promoting. It is suggested that we can ... More


Hyperspace and Christianity

Hud Hudson

in The Metaphysics of Hyperspace

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199282579
eISBN:
9780191712463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282579.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Frequently, Christian doctrines and themes come under fire from some alleged incompatibility between their content and something called ‘our modern worldview’. This chapter takes issue with a number ... More


. John Milton and the Limits of the Garden of Eden

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the subject of death and the limits of the Garden of Eden in John Milton's Paradise Lost. It interprets that the “loss of Eden,” dramatized in Paradise Lost, is in effect an ... More


Humanity and the Environment

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter shows how the biblical materials draw on a range of registers to structure the complexity of the relationship between humanity and the environment, including blessings, commands, and ... More


Aficionados and Friend Killers: Rearticulating Race and Gender via Species in Hemingway

Cary Wolfe

in Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226905136
eISBN:
9780226905129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226905129.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the depiction of race, gender and species in the works of Ernest Hemingway, particularly “The Sun Also Rises” and “The Garden of Eden.” It aims to show that the current tendency ... More


Gardens, Unweeded Gardens, and the Garden of Eden—Death and Transience

Leonard Shengold

in Haunted by Parents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116106
eISBN:
9780300134681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116106.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the following: a garden as a symbol; evidence of gardens in history; the Garden of Eden and its dangers; and the transience of loving.


Hallowed Ground: Tombs, Indians, and Eden

Samuel Morris Brown

in In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199793570
eISBN:
9780199932511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793570.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines Mormonism's interest in the history of Native Americans, in the midst of Indian removal, from the perspective of Mormons’ relationship to ancestral graves. Smith founded all ... More


Swampland: Walt Disney Builds Paradise

Cher Krause Knight

in Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 3 explores Walt Disney’s desire to create his own Garden of Eden while aligning this urge with examples of landscape tourism. Landscape tourism is when one visits a place where natural ... More


Terra Mythica

Robert A. Voeks

in The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226547718
eISBN:
9780226547855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547855.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Tropical nature symbolizes for many an imaginary heaven on Earth, a latter day Garden of Eden mantled by pristine vegetation, inhabited by a harmonious bestiary, and peopled by the innocent stewards ... More


The Character of Consciousness

David J. Chalmers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195311105
eISBN:
9780199870851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311105.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What is consciousness? How does the subjective character of consciousness fit into an objective world? How can there be a science of consciousness? This book develops a unified framework that ... More


Seerhood, Pure Language, and the Silence of the Grave

Samuel Morris Brown

in In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199793570
eISBN:
9780199932511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793570.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter explores the early Mormon concept of “seerhood” as a prophetic encounter with the dead. Specifically, a seer recovers the voices of the dead “from the dust.” Through an account of ... More


8 Torah as Political Philosophy: Maimonides and Spinoza on Religious Law

Edward C. Halper

in Judaic Sources and Western Thought: Jerusalem's Enduring Presence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199583157
eISBN:
9780191728952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583157.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Maimonides and Spinoza often discuss the Torah as a political programme, based on philosophical truths, that uses laws and institutions as ‘devices’ to secure political ends. This chapter argues that ... More


Augustine On Lust and the Will

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Augustine was attacked by Pelagians as still being a Manichaean who deplored marriage. In fact, Augustine now thought that in marriage — a bad thing, lust — was put to a good use, procreation, but he ... More


Back to Methuselah: The Original Garden and a Library Too

Tony Jason Stafford and R. F. Dietrich

in Shaw's Settings: Gardens and Libraries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044989
eISBN:
9780813046747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044989.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

It may be appropriate to end a study of Shaw’s use of the garden setting, along with libraries, with yet another variation on his use of gardens and libraries and a play which draws upon the original ... More


Human Origins

Andrew Steane

in Faithful to Science: The Role of Science in Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198716044
eISBN:
9780191784286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716044.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This gives some general information about anthropology, and focuses on questions surrounding early humans. Was the transition from hominid to human gradual, or could it have been abrupt? Was there a ... More


Magical Realism and the Fantastic

Eitan P. Fishbane

in The Art of Mystical Narrative: A Poetics of the Zohar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199948635
eISBN:
9780190885489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948635.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this chapter we encounter the zoharic representation of reality as an enchanted realm, one in which miracles erupt in the ordinary stream of human events, where ordinary experience opens into an ... More


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