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The Gospel of Mary

Christopher Tuckett (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212132
eISBN:
9780191705922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212132.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book, which is the first in a series providing authoritative texts of key non-canonical gospel writings, comprises a critical edition, with full translations, of all the extant manuscripts of ... More


The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The Mandaeans are a Gnostic sect that arose in the Middle East around the same time as Christianity. Although it is one of the few religious traditions that can legitimately claim a 2000‐year ... More


How Gnostic is the Gospel of Mary ?

Christopher Tuckett

in The Gospel of Mary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212132
eISBN:
9780191705922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212132.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the Gnostic nature of the Gospel of Mary. It argues that despite the lack of any explicit detailed account of a creation myth, or an explicit reference to the creation of the ... More


Docetism Resisted: Christ's Suffering is Real

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199269822
eISBN:
9780191601569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269823.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The christological hymns and creedal statements of the first three centuries are characterized by a tension between Christ’s divine status and his subjection to human suffering. The Docetic attempt ... More


From Ethics to Epistemology

Terrance W. Klein

in Wittgenstein and the Metaphysics of Grace

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199204236
eISBN:
9780191708039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204236.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter takes up the biblical roots of grace, noting that grace begins its life as an act, specifically the human perception of being favoured by God. All revealed religions view their adherents ... More


Prelude on Christology and Race: Irenaeus as Anti‐Gnostic Intellectual

J. Kameron Carter

in Race: A Theological Account

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195152791
eISBN:
9780199870578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152791.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter engages Irenaeus of Lyons's 2nd‐century critique of ancient Gnosticism in order to shed light on the inner workings of modernity's racial imagination, which is Gnostic in character. ... More


Introduction

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The introduction clarifies three main points about misotheism: a) the birth of modern misotheism with the romantic writers Blake and Shelley; b) the self-concealment of misotheism; and c) the fact ... More


Introduction: The Mandaean World

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

in The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Starts by tracing the origin of the Mandaeans to the Jordan/Palestine area (from whence they emigrated, in the first to third centuries CE, to Iran and Iraq), and gives a brief history to the ... More


The Gnostic Body

Vesna A. Wallace

in The Inner Kalacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195122114
eISBN:
9780199834808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195122119.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at the Kālacakratantra and the Kālacakra tradition as a Buddhist gnostic system. To do this it examines the various ways in which the tantric system interprets gnosis and its ... More


Gnostics, Taoists, and Sufis

Mark Sedgwick

in Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195152975
eISBN:
9780199835225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152972.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter continues the early biography of Ren” Gu”non from 1909. It covers his membership in the Universal Gnostic Church and his Masonic contacts with Oswald Wirth, and ends with the dissolution ... More


Statements of Faith(s)

Mary Orr

in Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The concluding chapter of Part One as Flaubert's fantastical examination of the ‘history of nineteenth‐century French religion(s)’ by analogy turns to the famous ‘tableau of the heresies’. Seznec ... More


Trinity: God as Absolute Spirit

Peter C. Hodgson

in Hegel and Christian Theology: A Reading of the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199273614
eISBN:
9780191602443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273618.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The specifically Christian idea of God is as absolute spirit, which means that the divine life takes on a trinitarian structure: immediacy or self-identity, self-differentiation or positing of ... More


Posthumous Progress and Universal Salvation

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Examines those early Christians who believed that posthumous progress for the soul was possible. For some, this belief resulted in a view that ultimately, all human beings, perhaps even all rational ... More


Strange Bed fellows?: Reflections on A (Re)emergent Trend in American Healthcare

Joel James Shuman and Keith G. Meador

in Heal Thyself: Spirituality, Medicine, and the Distortion of Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195154696
eISBN:
9780199784714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515469X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In the past 30 years, physicians and social scientists have begun to study the salutary effects of religious belief and practice on mental and physical health, concluding in general that a ... More


Daniélou and the Twentieth‐Century Patristic Renewal

Bernard Pottier

in Ressourcement: A Movement for Renewal in Twentieth-Century Catholic Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199552870
eISBN:
9780191731037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552870.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Gifted with an exceptional temperament, a capacity for hard work, and a bold personality, Cardinal Daniélou published more than 60 books and 200 articles. As a young Jesuit, he founded the Sources ... More


Stealing Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Modern Western Magic

Nevill Drury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199750993
eISBN:
9780199894871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199750993.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Twentieth-century Western magic has been shaped by many diverse influences, including Gnosticism and the Hermetica, the medieval Kabbalah, Tarot, and Alchemy, and more recently, Rosicrucianism and ... More


Ancient Hellenistic Sources of Western Esotericism

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

in The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195320992
eISBN:
9780199852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320992.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the ancient Hellenistic origins of Western esotericism. It explains that Western esoteric traditions have their basis in certain distinct patterns of thinking about the divine, ... More


Blake: The Son versus the Father

A. D. Nuttall

in The Alternative Trinity: Gnostic Heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and Blake

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184621
eISBN:
9780191674327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184621.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Drama

Those who look at Blake's picture of God the Father usually conclude that he was not a Christian. The Father for Blake is a jealous tyrant. This chapter suggests that long before William Blake, ... More


Raising the Devil: Marlowe’s Dr Faustus

A. D. Nuttall

in The Alternative Trinity: Gnostic Heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and Blake

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184621
eISBN:
9780191674327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184621.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Drama

This chapter looks at a strange tragedy by the Elizabethan Christopher Marlowe. Marlowe's Dr Faustus — the story of the magician who sold his soul to the Devil for knowledge and power — looks at ... More


Introduction: Shelley's ‘Gnostic’ Assassins and the Reinterpretation of Christianity

Bryan Shelley

in Shelley and Scripture: The Interpreting Angel

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122845
eISBN:
9780191671562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122845.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

As Shelley had observed, no religion or nation can surpass each other without borrowing certain ideas from the other. This notion thus serves as the underlying principle of Shelley's own ... More


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