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Origen on the Song of Songs as the Spirit of Scripture: The Bridegroom's Perfect Marriage-Song

J. Christopher King

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199272181
eISBN:
9780191603433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272182.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores Origen’s interpretation of the Song of Songs in his Commentary and two Homilies on the Song of Songs. Origen portrays the Song under two complementary and inseparable aspects: ... More


Origen and the Spiritual Reading of the Song of Songs

J. Christopher King

in Origen on the Song of Songs as the Spirit of Scripture: The Bridegroom's Perfect Marriage-Song

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199272181
eISBN:
9780191603433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272182.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the status of the literal sense of the Commentary and Homilies on the Song, focusing on Origen’s hermeneutic, in order to place the ‘bodilessness’ of the Song in the context of ... More


Augustine, Origen, and the Exegesis of Romans 8:3

Dominic Keech

in The Anti-Pelagian Christology of Augustine of Hippo, 396-430

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662234
eISBN:
9780191746314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662234.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 4 analyses Augustine’s Christology of Romans 8.3 as a reception of Origen’s exegesis of that text. The methodology for this argument is established by reviewing the debate over Augustine’s ... More


Monastic Revivals

Stephen J. Davis

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Melania the Elder and Melania the Younger both traveled to Egypt and visited monks there before settling in Jerusalem and founding monasteries there. Despite their longstanding reputation as ... More


Aural

Eugen J. Pentiuc

in The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195331226
eISBN:
9780199358380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331226.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 6 aims to illustrate in bare outlines just how imaginative and creative the Eastern Orthodox Church tradition has been in selecting, interpreting, and decanting biblical texts, images, and ... More


‘The Scripture moveth us in sundry places’: framing biblical emotions in the Book of Common Prayer and the Homilies

David Bagchi

in The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090783
eISBN:
9781781708866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A fundamental aim of English Protestantism was to make the Bible available to all. Yet the Bible is a potentially dangerous text, not least in its frank portrayal of unstable, confusing and even ... More


The Gun(t)za and Abirhilt Manuscripts: Women and Their Books in the Anglo-Saxon Cultural Province in Francia

Felice Lifshitz

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256877
eISBN:
9780823261420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256877.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter gathers together the earliest evidence for book ownership and production in the Main Valley, demonstrating the association of these activities with women. The chapter also shows that we ... More


Chapter Four“I Am Crucified in Christ” (Galatians 2:20): The Kitzingen Crucifixion Miniature and Visions of the Apostle Paul

Felice Lifshitz

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256877
eISBN:
9780823261420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256877.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the famous full page crucifixion miniature in Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek M.p.th.f. 69 in relation to the text it was intended to introduce, namely, the letters of St. ... More


“We Interpret Spiritual Truths to People Possessed of the Spirit” (1 Corinthians 2:13): Studying the Bible with the Fathers of the Church

Felice Lifshitz

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256877
eISBN:
9780823261420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256877.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the copies of works by Augustine (his Commentary on the Gradual Psalms, in Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek M.p.th.f. 17) and Gregory I (his Homilies on the Gospels, in ... More


Urban Culture of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries

Carolyn L. Connor

in Saints and Spectacle: Byzantine Mosaics in their Cultural Setting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190457624
eISBN:
9780190457648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457624.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The rich documentation of Byzantine texts, along with studies by historians, helps characterize the intellectual climate of the period following Iconoclasm. This is when the Middle Byzantine mosaic ... More


Figurative Readings

Christian Hofreiter

in Making Sense of Old Testament Genocide: Christian Interpretations of Herem Passages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198810902
eISBN:
9780191848032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810902.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter sets out the tradition of interpreting the Old Testament wars figuratively, tracing it from Origen’s seminal third-century contributions via Prudentius, John Cassian, Gregory the Great ... More


“I and You Are One.”: Simon of Samaria as Hero and Heretic

M. David Litwa

in Desiring Divinity: Self-deification in Early Jewish and Christian Mythmaking

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190467166
eISBN:
9780190467180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467166.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter first attempts to reconstruct Simonian theology from the Simonian document called The Great Declaration (preserved in the anonymous Refutation of All Heresies). Next, it traces the ... More


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