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Architects of Piety: The Cappadocian Fathers and the Cult of the Martyrs

Vasiliki M. Limberis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199730889
eISBN:
9780199895229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730889.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book examines the cult of the martyrs in the writings of the Cappadocian Fathers: Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Nazianzus. Chapter 1 analyzes the complex rituals of the ... More


A Play of Light and Shadow: The Stuccoes of Dayr al-Suryan and their Historical Context

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/9789774162602.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the impressive stuccoes found in Dayr al-Suryan, tracing the origin of such decorative motifs to Syria. The stuccoes are present in the haykal and the khurus of the Church of ... More


Signs and Signifiers: Visual Translations of Revolt

Lewis Sanders IV

in Translating Egypt's Revolution: The Language of Tahrir (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165337
eISBN:
9781617971303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165337.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Reads and translates the throng of revolutionary banners and signs whose visual immediacy both established the demands of protesters and responded to the emerging political discourse as it unfolded ... More


Reclaiming the City: Street Art of the Revolution

Heba Salem and Kantaro Taira

in Translating Egypt's Revolution: The Language of Tahrir (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165337
eISBN:
9781617971303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165337.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Draws on the concepts of striated and smooth space in Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus to translate the politics of street art of the revolution as “a performance and product ... More


Body Imaging and Religious Reform: The Corpse as Idol

Susan Zimmerman

in The Early Modern Corpse and Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621033
eISBN:
9780748652198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621033.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter addresses the key issues in contestation from a reformist perspective, discussing the late medieval approaches to the paradox of the corpse, in theology and in iconographic and literary ... More


‘Let Irishmen remain sulky, grave, prudent and watchful’: William Drennan (1754–1820)

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Parliamentary reform groups in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales were persecuted more ruthlessly than those in England. William Drennan was an Irish obstetrician educated in Scotland. The example of the ... More


An Eye for an Eye: Religious Violence in Donatist Africa

Michael Gaddis

in There Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ: Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241046
eISBN:
9780520930902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241046.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter returns to North Africa, the scene of violent struggle between the schismatic Donatists and the state-sponsored Catholics. It explores both how the Donatists sought to present themselves ... More


John Foxe and national consciousness

Patrick Collinson

in This England: Essays on the English Nation and Commonwealth in the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084423
eISBN:
9781781702031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084423.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

William Haller wrote about John Foxe and national consciousness in The Elect Nation, 36 years ago. There were also arguments deployed against his thesis by Katherine Firth, V. Norskov Olsen, and ... More


The Bohairic Acts of the Martyrs as a Genre of Religious Discourse

Ewa D. Zakrzewska

in Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt: Beni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167775
eISBN:
9781617978203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167775.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the function of the Acts of the Martyrs preserved in Bohairic, which played a very influential role in the life of the Church at times, despite their historical inaccuracies. It ... More


On War and Persecution: Aphrahaṭ the Persian Sage and the Martyrdom and History of Blessed Simeon Bar Ṣabba‘e

Kyle Smith

in Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia: Martyrdom and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520289604
eISBN:
9780520964204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289604.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines two Syriac martyrdom narratives that chronicle the death of Simeon bar Sabba'e, the bishop of Seleucia-Ctesiphon and are considered among the best Syriac sources for the history ... More


Memories of Constantine in the Acts of the Persian Martyrs

Kyle Smith

in Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia: Martyrdom and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520289604
eISBN:
9780520964204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289604.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines how the Syriac martyrdom narratives that are set during Shapur II's persecution narrate and conceptualize the role and influence of Constantine. More specifically, it considers ... More


Heirs of the Martyrs

Ian Wood

in The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199650484
eISBN:
9780191747861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650484.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Alongside these social and political readings of the period from the fourth to the seventh century there was also a religious one. The religious reaction to the Ancien Régime and the French ... More


Beauty Limned in Violence: Experimenting with Protest Music in the Ignatian Classroom

Christopher Pramuk

in Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World: Justice in Jesuit Higher Education

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254309
eISBN:
9780823260874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254309.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The lives of St. Ignatius, the Jesuit martyrs, and a host of saints (Christian and non-Christian) teach us to suffer with others, with strangers beyond our usual horizon, and not, at the end of the ... More


‘Plaster saints’ or ‘spiritual friends’?: St Thérèse of Lisieux, St Bernadette Soubirous and the Forty Martyrs

Alana Harris

in Faith in the family: A lived religious history of English Catholicism, 1945-82

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719085741
eISBN:
9781781706503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085741.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter addresses the shifting hagiographical traditions surrounding St Thérèse of Lisieux and St Bernadette Soubirous. It argues that there was a movement from the presentation of these saints ... More


Forced conversion during the First Crusade

Simha Goldin and Jonathan Chipman

in Apostasy and Jewish identity in high Middle Ages Northern Europe: 'Are you still my brother?'

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719095771
eISBN:
9781781707852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095771.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter will describe the attitude to converts to Christianity during the First Crusade when conversion was forced on the Jews by the Crusaders and when the threat of death was very real should ... More


Ignatius Loyola

Gareth Atkins

in Making and Remaking Saints in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096860
eISBN:
9781526115072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096860.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter engages with responses to the beatification in 1886 of a number of English Catholics executed during the Reformation era, as a means of exploring their significance to Catholic culture ... More


The Capitol and the Legends of the Saints

Jason Moralee

in Rome's Holy Mountain: The Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190492274
eISBN:
9780190492298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492274.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 examines how dozens of martyr acts composed beginning in the fifth century turned the Capitol into a site of Christian resistance. In these pious fictions, rejection of a fantasy Capitol ... More


Epilogue

Ian Campbell

in The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy's National Shame

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190674724
eISBN:
9780190943172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674724.003.0014
Subject:
History, African History

The Epilogue summarizes the demise of Mussolini, the fate of the Blackshirts, and the subsequent careers of the key Fascists including Rodolfo Graziani and Guido Cortese. The lives of the major ... More


An Invitation to Meet Dayomæ’s Kin

Kathryn T. Long

in God in the Rainforest: Missionaries and the Waorani in Amazonian Ecuador

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190608989
eISBN:
9780190609016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608989.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter covers the growing importance of the missionary-Waorani story among American evangelicals and events in Ecuador that led to an invitation for Rachel Saint, Elisabeth Elliot, and Elliot’s ... More


Enchanted Catholicism

Paul Gifford

in Christianity, Development and Modernity In Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190495732
eISBN:
9780190618506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495732.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The increasing involvement of Catholicism in development has meant that many Catholics have turned to Pentecostalism to have their specifically “religious” needs met, but many Catholic bodies have ... More


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