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Why Have You Come Here?: The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America

Nicholas P. Cushner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307566
eISBN:
9780199784936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307569.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book tells the story of how the 16th-century religious conquerors of America attempted to change the belief systems of the Native Americans. To what degree did they succeed or fail? And why? The ... More


The Beloved Disciple in Conflict?: Revisiting the Gospels of John and Thomas

Ismo Dunderberg

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284962
eISBN:
9780191603785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284962.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The relationship between the Gospel of John and the Gospel of Thomas has become a hotly debated issue, with several scholars arguing that John and Thomas are gospels in conflict. The first part of ... More


The Gospel in Christian Traditions

Ted A. Campbell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195370638
eISBN:
9780199870738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370638.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book shows how a simple message embedded in the New Testament and also handed on in a Christian oral tradition has been expressed consistently through ancient Christian communities (Catholic and ... More


The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom

Candida Moss

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199739875
eISBN:
9780199777259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739875.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This book uses the martyrs’ imitation of Jesus in the acts of the martyrs as a window into the history of ideas. It argues, first, that the presentations of the deaths of the martyrs are modeled on ... More


Keys to Second Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592104
eISBN:
9780191595608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592104.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This book brings together twelve originally independent articles dealing with various aspects of 2 Corinthians which were published between 1985 and 1993. The articles deal with (a) co‐authorship in ... More


Meeting God on the Cross: Feminist Christologies and the Theology of the Cross

Arnfritur Gutmundsdottir

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195397963
eISBN:
9780199827206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195397963.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

The cross of Christ has proven to be no less of a “stumbling block” for Christians living in the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st, than it was in the 1st century, when the newly ... More


An Overall Picture of Jesus' Teaching

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter emphasizes the originality of Jesus’ ethical teaching, obscured by the use of complex analytical terms (such as nonviolence, nonretaliation, compassion, kindness, tolerance, hypocrisy, ... More


Parables for Our Time: Rereading New Testament Scholarship after the Holocaust

Tania Oldenhage

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150520
eISBN:
9780199834549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515052X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Over the centuries, New Testament texts have often been read in ways that reflect and encourage anti‐Judaism. Since the Holocaust, Christian scholars have increasingly recognized this inheritance. ... More


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

Joel James Shuman and Keith G. Meador

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195154696
eISBN:
9780199784714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515469X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Sickness and suffering are nearly universal human concerns, and many of the world's great religious traditions are devoted, in part, to teaching their adherents how to live faithfully in the midst of ... More


Risking the Church: The Challenges of Catholic Faith

Richard Lennan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199271467
eISBN:
9780191602108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271461.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The present‐day situation of the Roman Catholic Church has been described as a state of ‘peril’. That fact alone, to say nothing of the challenges inseparable from faith in God, implies that the ... More


A Summit Observed

John Wilkins

in The Resurrection: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269854
eISBN:
9780191600517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269854.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

John Wilkins observes that the Resurrection Summit, as the essays in this book show, was concerned to do much more than simply offer a riposte to the reductionist conclusions of the Jesus Seminar. ... More


The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, and Faith

Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695270
eISBN:
9780191731945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695270.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

Can those who appreciate the explanatory power of modern science still believe in traditional religious accounts of the nature and purpose of the universe? This book is intended for those who care ... More


Variety and Unity in New Testament Thought

John Reumann

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262015
eISBN:
9780191682285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262015.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The blend of variety and unity apparent in the thought of the New Testament has been a subject for theological debate through the ages. Certain themes, teachings, and characterizations are clearly ... More


Perfect Fools: Folly for Christ's Sake in Catholic and Orthodox Spirituality

John Saward

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192132307
eISBN:
9780191670046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132307.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book tells the story of those who have taken Jesus and his apostles at their word and have received from God the rare and terrible charism of holy folly. The book encounters a wide variety of ... More


Christ without Absolutes: A Study of the Christology of Ernst Troeltsch

Sarah Coakley

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263746
eISBN:
9780191682643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263746.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Can Christians continue to worship Jesus Christ as the full, final, and ‘absolute’ revelation of God in an age of historical relativism, an expanding universe, and the impinging of other world faiths ... More


Christian Prophecy: The Post-Biblical Tradition

Niels Christian Hvidt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195314472
eISBN:
9780199785346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314472.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Throughout the Hebrew Bible, God guides and saves his people through the words of his prophets. When the prophets are silenced, the people easily lose their way. What happened after the incarnation, ... More


Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book examines in depth and at length what the Old Testament and the New Testament hold about the salvation of God's ‘other peoples’. The Bible repeatedly witnesses to the universal scope of the ... More


Responsibility and Atonement

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248491
eISBN:
9780191598555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248490.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

When we do good or harm to each other, we acquire merit or guilt; deserve praise or blame, reward or punishment, and may need to make atonement. Others may need to forgive us, or show mercy to us. ... More


The Fatherhood of God from Origen to Athanasius

Peter Widdicombe

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242481
eISBN:
9780191697111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242481.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The fatherhood of God has a central, if increasingly controversial, place in Christian thinking about God. Yet although Christians have referred to God as Father from the earliest days of the faith, ... More


Postscript: What Would Jesus Do?

Ananda Rose

in Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890934
eISBN:
9780199949793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890934.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This brief final chapter entertains the question: What might Jesus do about migrant deaths, illegal immigration, and the U.S.–Mexico border. The question is particularly important since many of the ... More


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