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Children of Jesus and Mary: The Order of Christ Sophia

James Lewis and Nicholas Levine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378443
eISBN:
9780199869701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378443.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Order of Christ Sophia (OCS) is a small New Religion which, in the short span of eight years, has evoked intense controversy. An unusual synthesis of traditional Catholicism, esoteric cosmology, ... More


History

Nicholas M. Levine

in Children of Jesus and Mary: The Order of Christ Sophia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378443
eISBN:
9780199869701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378443.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a basic overview of the history of the Order of Christ Sophia (OCS). The OCS is only a decade old, but it has grown out of a number of predecessor movements: the Holy Order of ... More


Women’s Roles

Lucille Michaels

in Children of Jesus and Mary: The Order of Christ Sophia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378443
eISBN:
9780199869701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378443.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the roles of women in the Holy Order of MANS and in the Order of Christ Sophia (OCS) and offers a model for understanding the relationships among gender roles, gender qualities, ... More


Beliefs and Practices

Nicholas M. Levine

in Children of Jesus and Mary: The Order of Christ Sophia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378443
eISBN:
9780199869701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378443.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the order's beliefs and practices. Earl Blighton, known to Holy Order of MANS (HOOM) members as Father Paul, wedded new thought and an esoteric belief system that included ... More


Controlling the Barbarians. The First Syrian Hagiographic Collection

Philip Wood

in ‘We have no king but Christ’: Christian Political Thought in Greater Syria on the Eve of the Arab Conquest (c.400-585)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588497
eISBN:
9780191595424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588497.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the hagiography of Theodoret of Cyrrhus as a specific example of the observation of self‐control amongst barbarian peoples and the ‘improvement’ of the provinces of the Roman ... More


Controversy

James R. Lewis and Nicholas M. Levine

in Children of Jesus and Mary: The Order of Christ Sophia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378443
eISBN:
9780199869701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378443.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In its relatively short lifespan of ten years, the Order of Christ Sophia (OCS) has experienced more than its fair share of controversy. From an accusatory media, to disenchanted ex-members, to ... More


Living Images of the Divine: Female Theurgists in Late Antiquity

Nicola Denzey Lewis

in Daughters of Hecate: Women and Magic in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780195342703
eISBN:
9780199387748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342703.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the biography of a fourth-century Neo-Platonic sage or Holy Woman, Sosipatra. The chapter's study reveals the careful avoidance of anything that might resemble magic in a ... More


Reflections on the Status of the Awliyā

Hussein Ahmad Amin

in The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474437073
eISBN:
9781474453653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Following on from the previous chapter, this chapter addresses the status of awliya’, or saints and holy men, and other icons venerated by the general populace for different reasons. The chapter ... More


Fr. Moses Berry and the Order of St. Moses the Black

D. Oliver Herbel

in Turning to Tradition: Converts and the Making of an American Orthodox Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199324958
eISBN:
9780199353989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324958.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys the conversion of Moses Berry and how his theological convictions remain prominent for members of the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black. Berry sought out a Christianity that ... More


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