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 “The Glory of God Is Intelligence”: Mormons and the Life of the Mind

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Education is fundamental in Mormonism. Joseph Smith studied Hebrew, and established a School of the Prophets and the University of Nauvoo. Print culture was central to the Mormon church, and early ... More


Targumim

Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, Yehudah Cohn, and Fergus Millar

in Handbook of Jewish Literature from Late Antiquity, 135–700 CE

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265222
eISBN:
9780191771873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265222.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes the following texts: Targumim to the Pentateuch (Targum Onqelos, Targum Neofiti, Targum Pseudo-Jonathan, and Fragment Targumim); and Targumim to the Prophets (Targum Jonathan ... More


Date, Place, and People: A Summary of Key Arguments

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Despite its distinct and archaic language, the Primary History (Genesis‐2 Kings) is best given a date in the Persian period, because: (1) Its literary genre as a whole belongs to the Persian period. ... More


The Tripersonal God The Tripersonal God and the Incarnate Son

Gerald O'Collins SJ and Mario Farrugia SJ

in Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199259946
eISBN:
9780191602122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259941.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

After summarizing the emergence of Jewish monotheism and the personifications of divine activity (as Word/Wisdom and Spirit), the chapter moves to the way Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of God and ... More


The Minor Prophets as Christian Scripture in the Commentaries of Theodore of Mopsuestia and Cyril of Alexandria

Hauna T. Ondrey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198824534
eISBN:
9780191864131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824534.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This work compares the Minor Prophets commentaries of Theodore of Mopsuestia and Cyril of Alexandria, isolating the role each interpreter assigns the Twelve Prophets in their ministry to Old ... More


Dreams of Zion

Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow

in Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195375732
eISBN:
9780199918300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375732.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Pratt, with Oliver Cowdery, Ziba Peterson, and Peter Whitmer, traveled to the Indian Territory. En route, they stopped at Kirtland and Mentor, Ohio, baptizing over a hundred converts, including ... More


The New and Everlasting Covenant

Samuel Morris Brown

in In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199793570
eISBN:
9780199932511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793570.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter begins a two-chapter treatment of the early Mormon temple cultus. Beginning in the “School of the Prophets” with images of sealing to salvation, ritual purification (washing and ... More


From the Prophets to Paul: Converting Whore Culture into the Lord’s Veiled Bride

Kathy L. Gaca

in The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter addresses the conversion of whore culture into the Lord's veiled bride. The metaphor of spiritual fornication informs what it means to identify women as “harlots” or “whores” in the ... More


Driving Aphrodite from the World: Tatian and His Encratite Argument

Kathy L. Gaca

in The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Tatian's reasons for thinking that Christians must reject sexual activity altogether in order to be saved. It also uses the extant fragment from Tatian's On Perfection according ... More


Introduction

Carol Bakhos and Michael Cook

in Islam and its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur'an

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198748496
eISBN:
9780191811081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748496.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Introduction describes the way in which the volume originated and briefly surveys the chapters contained in it. Four chapters (by Joseph Witztum, Patricia Crone, Gerald Hawting, and Michael Cook) ... More


Friendship with God in Relation to Prophethood

Jawid Mojaddedi

in Beyond Dogma: Rumi's Teachings on Friendship with God and Early Sufi Theories

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195369236
eISBN:
9780199933471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369236.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines Rumi’s comparisons of Friends of God with Prophets, between whom he made few distinctions, with even fewer implications about their relative status. His teachings are first ... More


Introduction to Futuwwat Nama of MirzaʿAbd al-ʿAzim Khan Qarib-i Garakani

Lloyd Ridgeon

in Jawanmardi: A Sufi Code of Honour

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641826
eISBN:
9780748653249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641826.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses a futawwat nama that dates back to the fourteenth century. It is assumed that the author of this futawwat was a member of the Rifa،i order, which is linked with the Basran Sufi ... More


Interpretation and the Construction of Jerome's Authority

in The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Jerome believed that the task of the commentator was to convey what others have said, not to advance his own interpretations. However, an examination of his commentaries on the Prophets shows that ... More


The Sexual Politics of Destruction: Gender, Sex, and Sin in Bavli Gittin

Julia Watts Belser

in Rabbinic Tales of Destruction: Gender, Sex, and Disability in the Ruins of Jerusalem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190600471
eISBN:
9780190600495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190600471.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the nexus of gender, sex, and sin in early Jewish narrative, arguing that Bavli Gittin’s account of catastrophe reveals a strikingly different portrayal of sexual sin. Biblical ... More


E Pluribus Unum

Timothy Michael Law

in When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199781713
eISBN:
9780199345168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781713.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Approaching the second century CE, the Hebrew Scriptures for the first time appear to reflect more uniformity. The period of great textual diversity was coming to a close. The reasons for this ... More


Alpha and Omega

W. Gregory Monahan

in Let God Arise: The War and Rebellion of the Camisards

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688449
eISBN:
9780191767708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688449.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter analyzes the diaspora of the Camisard prophets that led to the memoirs and accounts that are so important to the book, including the dramatic escape by Abraham Mazel from the Tower of ... More


Fauns, Prophets, and Ennius' Annales

T.P. Wiseman

in Unwritten Rome

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898225
eISBN:
9781781385500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Ennius referred in his Annales to Naevius’ earlier poem on the Punic War as written ‘in the verses which of old the Fauns and prophets chanted’. This chapter explores what Fauns and prophets were, as ... More


Introduction

Sasha Handley

in Sleep in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300220391
eISBN:
9780300222135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220391.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This introductory chapter discusses the account of a man with the pseudo name, ‘Titus Tropohonius’, a contributor to the fashionable daily periodical, the Spectator, who posed himself as an ... More


Greater Heights of Spiritual Achievements: A Jewish Light unto the Nations

Leonard Rogoff

in Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630793
eISBN:
9781469630816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630793.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Weil rooted her in idealism in the ethics of Classical Reform Judaism although she described her beliefs as personal. A spiritual seeker, she adhered to a prophetic rather than a rabbinic Judaism ... More


Remembering Joshua

E. Axel Knauf

in Remembering Biblical Figures in the Late Persian and Early Hellenistic Periods: Social Memory and Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664160
eISBN:
9780191748462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664160.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The memory of Joshua was largely produced in the Persian period. It reflects conflicts within the Jerusalem elite, mainly between “returnees” from Babylon (i.e., descendants of the leading families ... More


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