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 Encountering Each Other

Jane Idleman Smith

in Muslims, Christians, and the Challenge of Interfaith Dialogue

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195307313
eISBN:
9780199867875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307313.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Three hypothetical dialogue encounters between Muslims and Christians introduce the reader to some of the issues that can arise in interfaith conversation. The first is a dialogue set up by a local ... More


The Promotion of Christian Almsgiving

Richard Finn Op

in Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter details the direct and indirect promotion of almsgiving in Christian discourse, especially in sermons where it featured regularly at times when it would be heard by a large number of the ... More


Lent

Nicholas Lossky

in Lancelot Andrewes, the Preacher (1555-1626): The Origins of the Mystical Theology of the Church of England

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198261858
eISBN:
9780191682223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261858.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the Lent sermons of Andrewes. Andrewes's Lent sermons were divided into two distinct series, eight of them were preached on Ash Wednesday (Sermons of Repentance and Fasting ... More


Shrovetide

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Either before or after St Valentine's Day fell a much bigger and more general festival. It began on ‘Shrove Sunday’, the seventh before Easter, continued on ‘Collop Monday’, and reached its climax on ... More


Lent

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

From its earliest recorded occurrence, in Anglo-Saxon texts dated to the beginning of the eleventh century, the word ‘lenten’ had the dual meaning of the season of spring and the major annual fast of ... More


Holy Week

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the origins of Holy Week. For medieval clergy and congregations in Britain, the first clear sign that Lent was drawing to a close came upon Palm Sunday, the fifth in the fast, ... More


An Egg at Easter

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The bird's egg has always been one of the most ubiquitous human symbols of new life in general and of spring in particular. The classic study of this image was made in 1971 by Venetia Newall, in a ... More


Prohibitions and Impediments

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines prohibitions and impediments to marriage in Tudor and Stuart England. Though marriage required readiness to marry at any convenient time, the early modern church maintained a ... More


Feria, fast, and feast: The rhythm of the liturgical year

Joan Greatrex

in The English Benedictine Cathedral Priories: Rule and Practice, c. 1270-1420

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199250738
eISBN:
9780191728570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250738.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

The chronological structure of the previous chapters is interrupted here in order to illustrate the structure of the liturgical year. The sequence of the liturgical seasons, with their observances ... More


Crowds and Collective Affect in Romanos’s Biblical Retellings

Georgia Frank

in The Garb of Being: Embodiment and the Pursuit of Holiness in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823287024
eISBN:
9780823288908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287024.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the role of internal groupings within the biblical episodes retold in Romanos the Melodist’s (ca. 555) hymns (or, kontakia). Performed for liturgical festivals, these sung ... More


Fasting and Food Habits in the Eastern Orthodox Church

Antonia-Leda Matalas, Eleni Tourlouki, and Chrystalleni Lazarou

in Food and Faith in Christian Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149976
eISBN:
9780231520799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149976.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines fasting and food habits in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Orthodox dietary rules require periodic vegetarianism through the avoidance of all animal food, with the exception of ... More


Fat Thursday

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The climax of the Venetian carnival came not on the Tuesday but on the previous Thursday, giovedi grasso, nearly a week before Lent put an abrupt end to the long season of festivity. At its center ... More


The Early Operas (II):: Demetrio e Polibio, L’equivoco stravagante, Ciro in Babilonia, La pietra del paragone

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gioachino Rossini was 12 when he wrote six 12-string sonatas. At much the same time, he took the first step towards translating these precociously developed instrumental skills into his mother’s ... More


Quadragesima. Lent

Philip H. Pfatteicher

in Journey into the Heart of God: Living the Liturgical Year

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199997121
eISBN:
9780199367825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997121.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Lent as we now have it seems to derive from four separate practices, both individual and communal;as it is now observed, preparation for baptism is a prominent feature. At the beginning of the sixth ... More


Patriarchal Proclamations: Encylicals for Easter, Christmas, and Great Lent

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

in Speaking the Truth in Love: Theological and Spiritual Exhortations of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233373
eISBN:
9780823240463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233373.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the Patriarch's Easter, Christmas, and Lent encyclicals.


Syrian Christian Calendar Rituals

Susan Visvanathan

in The Christians of Kerala: History, Belief and Ritual Among the Yakoba

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647990
eISBN:
9780199080663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647990.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses the calendrical rituals of the Syrian Christians, covering ritual feasts and fasts, Lent, and prayer. These rituals regulate the time perception of Syrian Christians in ways ... More


Remembering Africa Comparsas and Candombe, 1870–1950

George Reid Andrews

in Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834176
eISBN:
9781469606378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899601_andrews.6
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The Carnival is an annual tradition that precedes Lent when citizens don their costumes and join everyone in the streets to celebrate the annual overturning and remaking of daily life. This chapter ... More


The Ideology of Fasting in the Reformation Era

Ken Albala

in Food and Faith in Christian Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149976
eISBN:
9780231520799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149976.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter studies the practice of fasting. Despite the efforts of the early Christians to distance themselves from the legalism of Levitical food prohibitions, the Church had managed to invent its ... More


‘Salute!’ (Cheers!) Drinking to Your Health

Sandra Cavallo and Tessa Storey

in Healthy Living in Late Renaissance Italy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678136
eISBN:
9780191757686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678136.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

Regulating one's diet had traditionally lain at the heart of healthy living advice, but is a less dominant element by the late Renaissance. The chapter summarizes the principles of food advice, ... More


The Secret Gospel and the Alexandrian Lectionaries

Peter Jeffery

in The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117608
eISBN:
9780300135084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117608.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter addresses the claim that the Secret Gospel was initially read in secret initiation ceremonies in the Alexandrian church. It disproves the former belief that Lent in Egypt started at ... More


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