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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


The Leaping Child: Imagining the Unborn in Early Christian Literature

Catherine Playoust and Ellen Bradshaw Aitken

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Christian literature of the first and second centuries CE contains few references to unborn children; where they are found, however, the unborn become an important rhetorical site for constructing ... More


The Message: Jesus in Galilee

F. E. Peters

in Jesus and Muhammad: Parallel Tracks, Parallel Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747467
eISBN:
9780199894796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747467.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter and the following look into the heart of the matter: the foundation messages of Jesus and Muhammad. Jesus’ was called the “Good News” and, though he worked wonders — chiefly cures and ... More


Sermons

ANNETTE VOLFING

in John the Evangelist and Medieval German Writing: Imitating the Inimitable

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246847
eISBN:
9780191714597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246847.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

The first part of this chapter discusses Middle High German sermons written for the two liturgical feasts of John, focusing particularly on the different ways in which sermons use the notion of ... More


The Christmas King

Gordon Kipling

in Enter the King: Theatre, Liturgy, and Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117612
eISBN:
9780191671012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117612.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers the city's own self-portrayal in its dramatized response to St John's call to repentance. The chapter considers the city's theatrical representation of the Duke's entry. Duke ... More


Fasting (Cath. 7)

Gerard O'Daly

in Days Linked by Song: Prudentius' Cathemerinon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199263950
eISBN:
9780191741364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the poem's themes: the hygiene, discipline, and the spiritual benefits of fasting; the satirical treatment of excessive indulgence; the influence of diatribe; biblical examples ... More


Indigo and Madder, Finger Prints and Brush Strokes: Notes on Six Byzantine Great Deesis Icons of Wadi al-Natrun Monasteries and their Egyptian Origin

Maged S.A. Mikhail and Mark Moussa

in Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun: Essays from the 2002 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162602
eISBN:
9781617970474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162602.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores in detail some of the Byzantine icons found in Wadi al-Natrun, arguing for their Egyptian origin. Six large Deesis portraits of unknown provenance are preserved in the Coptic ... More


Tragical Mimesis and Biblical Interpretation II: Exposing and Expounding the Tragic in Sacred History

Paul M. Blowers

in Visions and Faces of the Tragic: The Mimesis of Tragedy and the Folly of Salvation in Early Christian Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198854104
eISBN:
9780191888458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854104.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter, following on the last, expands to other case studies of dramatic interpretation and tragical mimesis in patristic exposition of tragic narratives in the Bible beyond Genesis, in Old and ... More


The Liturgical Calendar of Jerusalem

Daniel Galadza

in Liturgy and Byzantinization in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198812036
eISBN:
9780191850042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812036.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter analyses commemorations of saints in the Liturgy of St James. Because of the complexity of liturgical calendars, several case studies are examined in order to give the reader a sense of ... More


The Iconic Making of French Canadianness

Geneviève Zubrzycki

in Beheading the Saint: Nationalism, Religion, and Secularism in Quebec

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226391540
eISBN:
9780226391717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226391717.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 discusses the construction of Catholic French Canadian identity in the mid-nineteenth century and its narrative elaboration in the figure of St. John the Baptist. The chapter discusses the ... More


Christian and Jewish Writings from the Second to Fifth Centuries

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

Justin Marytyr, Hegesippus, Epiphanius, Eusebius and other patristic writings of the 2nd to 5th centuries ce indicate the continuing relevance of all the Jewish legal societies, including the ... More


‘I Baptize You With Water’: Ritual and the Rise of Religious Movements

Risto Uro

in Ritual and Christian Beginnings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199661176
eISBN:
9780191793455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661176.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religious Studies

The chapter focuses on John the Baptist, a charismatic figure and ritual entrepreneur, whose movement is seen by most early Christian scholars as one that had a significant impact on Jesus and his ... More


Modernity's Cutting Edge: The Salome Complex

Lawrence Kramer

in Opera and Modern Culture: Wagner and Strauss

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241732
eISBN:
9780520940840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241732.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Modernization theory threatened the prevalent social order, a key marker of which was the established inequality between the sexes. The resultant nascent feminism and effeminacy, often associated ... More


Sin in the Gospel of John and the Johannine Epistles

Jeffrey Siker

in Sin in the New Testament

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190465735
eISBN:
9780190465773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465735.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

In the Gospel of John, Jesus is the lamb of God whose sacrificial death will provide the ultimate forgiveness of sin. John equates sin with the failure of people to believe that Jesus is God’s son ... More


Tragedy as Mediation: The Black Jacobins

Jeremy Matthew Glick

in Black Radical Tragic: "Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479844425
eISBN:
9781479814855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at questions of mediation in C.L.R. James’s Haitian revolutionary history The Black Jacobins. It contains a large excursus on problems of expansion and contraction and embodiment ... More


Sin in the Gospel of Mark

Jeffrey Siker

in Sin in the New Testament

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190465735
eISBN:
9780190465773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465735.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

Mark’s Jesus picks up on John the Baptist’s ministry of preaching repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Mark has Jesus submit to baptism by John without any apparent concern for how this might ... More


Flying and Painting: Leonardo’s Rival Sublimations

John Fletcher

in Freud and the Scene of Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254590
eISBN:
9780823260973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254590.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Seven continues the argument from Chapter Six about maternal seduction and its derivatives. It considers Freud’s thesis of the rival sublimations of Leonardo’s infantile sexual fantasy into, ... More


Scripture, Prophecy, and Knowledge of Christ in Origen

Claire Hall

in Origen and Prophecy: Fate, Authority, Allegory, and the Structure of Scripture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192846648
eISBN:
9780191939136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846648.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines why Origen focuses closely on Christ and what it means for understanding prophecy. It argues that Origen’s focus on Christ can be understood as a response to the challenges of ... More


Children of God

Stephen J. Patterson

in The Forgotten Creed: Christianity's Original Struggle against Bigotry, Slavery, and Sexism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190865825
eISBN:
9780190879037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865825.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter shows that “sons” or “children of God” was a term used by the followers of Jesus to refer to themselves. To be a child of God was to be like God, to act as God would act in the world. It ... More


Modern Developments

Marion Holmes Katz

in Women in the Mosque: A History of Legal Thought and Social Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162661
eISBN:
9780231537872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162661.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on the agenda of twentieth-century Islamic reformists advancing the right of women to worship in a mosque. The turn of the twentieth century saw the emergence of several ... More


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