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The New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter two scours the New Testament and other Christian literature, of roughly the same era, for passages in which there is a discussion of the possibility of salvation after death. Luke's parable ... More


Gods in early Greek Historiography

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter investigates the concept of ‘god’ in early historiography, particularly Herodotus, with reference to his contemporary intellectual environment. Though building on a large body of work, ... More


Fontenelle and the War of the Oracles

Jonathan I. Israel

in Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206088
eISBN:
9780191676970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206088.003.0020
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657–1757), native of Rouen, nephew of Corneille, and star pupil of the Jesuits, was the first prominent high-society philosophe and general commentator on science, ... More


Quantum algorithms

Vlatko Vedral

in Introduction to Quantum Information Science

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215706
eISBN:
9780191706783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215706.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

As computers get faster and faster, the size of the circuitry imprinted onto silicon chips decreases. The size of the circuitry becomes so small that its behavior is governed by the laws of quantum ... More


A Redactional Study of the Book of Isaiah 13-23

Jongkyung Lee

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198816768
eISBN:
9780191858369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816768.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This study argues that a series of programmatic additions were made to the oracles concerning the nations in Isa 13-23 during the late-exilic period by the same circle of writers who were responsible ... More


Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity: Porphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate

Michael Bland Simmons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190202392
eISBN:
9780190202415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202392.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book explores the background to the effort of the Neoplatonist philosopher Porphyry (c.A.D. 232–305) to devise a system of universal salvation as a means of countering the Christian ... More


Sibylline Oracles and Other Apocalyptic Literature

Simon Hornblower

in Lykophron's Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198723684
eISBN:
9780191790775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723684.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

The pseudo-prophetic Alexandra is one of many such productions of the period. There are similarities with the Third Sibylline Oracle in particular. Also with stories in Phlegon of Tralles, the Book ... More


De Philosophia ex oraculis: Soteriological Structure and Contents

Michael Bland Simmons

in Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity: Porphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190202392
eISBN:
9780190202415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202392.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter analyzes pertinent fragments of Porphyry’s De philosophia ex oraculis to show the weakness of Gustavus Wolff’s original thematic classification of the three books and to argue that the ... More


The Meaning of Salvation in a Greco-Roman Milieu

Michael Bland Simmons

in Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity: Porphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190202392
eISBN:
9780190202415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202392.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter begins Section II of the book, which sets soteriological universalism in the historical, social, political, economic, and religious and philosophical context of the Third Century Crisis. ... More


The Philosophia ex oraculis: A Tripartite Soteriological Universalism

Michael Bland Simmons

in Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity: Porphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190202392
eISBN:
9780190202415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202392.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The fine points of Porphyry’s tripartite soteriological system are investigated in this chapter, showing how each of the three ways of salvation functioned. Gustavus Wolff’s thematic classification ... More


Competing Uses of the Future in the Present

Bruce Lincoln

in Discourse and the Construction of Society: Comparative Studies of Myth, Ritual, and Classification

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199372362
eISBN:
9780199372393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372362.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many apocalyptic narratives announce that mountains and valleys will disappear and the earth will become flat, as part of its final perfection. This chapter shows that such narratives are tropes that ... More


Irish

Martin McNamara

in A Guide to Early Jewish Texts and Traditions in Christian Transmission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190863074
eISBN:
9780190863104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863074.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the early Irish Church (600–800 CE) there were apocrypha of Oriental origin and in the tenth-century poem Saltair na Rann (“Psalter of Quatrains”) the account of the Fall of Adam and Eve is ... More


Proclus’ Theology

Luc Brisson

in All From One: A Guide to Proclus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199640331
eISBN:
9780191830129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640331.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter defends the thesis that Proclus defended pagan theology against Christianity by displaying its agreement with Platonic philosophy. The author addresses the sense in which Platonic ... More


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