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The Day of the Lord's Coming: Prophecy and Fulfillment

Grant Hardy

in Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199731701
eISBN:
9780199777167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731701.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, World Religions

The story of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearance in the New World is the climax of the Book of Mormon, but in some ways it is disappointing. It doesn’t fit well into the larger narrative and Jesus’ ... More


“Father, Forgive Them”: The Place of the Perfect Prayer in the Construction of Christian Identity

Shelly Matthews

in Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195393323
eISBN:
9780199866618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393323.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter analyzes the dying forgiveness prayer of Stephen and the related prayer of the Lukan Jesus. By reading these prayers aside related bodies of literature including Maccabees and the Sermon ... More


“Love Your Enemies”: Anabaptists and the Peace Tradition

David W. Kling

in The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195130089
eISBN:
9780199835393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130081.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the emergence of the Anabaptist peace tradition in the sixteenth century and its various expressions extending into the present. It considers the importance of the person of ... More


Authoritative Teaching: The Sermon on the Mount

Ellen T. Charry

in By the Renewing of Your Minds: The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134865
eISBN:
9780199853472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134865.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins with a discussion of Matthean Judaism. It then outlines the structure of the Sermon on the Mount followed by an aretegenic reading of the Sermon. The aretegenic force of the ... More


Anabaptists and Peace

Michael P. DeJonge

in Bonhoeffer’s Reception of Luther

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198797906
eISBN:
9780191839252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797906.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Stanley Hauerwas and others have presented Bonhoeffer as if he espoused pacifism as understood in the peace-church traditions. But reading Bonhoeffer through an Anabaptist theological lens, often by ... More


‘This is the Word of the Lord’

Morwenna Ludlow

in Art, Craft, and Theology in Fourth-Century Christian Authors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198848837
eISBN:
9780191883217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848837.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines cases where authors use prosōpopoeia to puts words in the mouth of Christ—either revoicing speeches which are found in the gospels, or inventing completely new ones. It first ... More


The Essence of Early Christianity: On Ferdinand Christian Baur’s View of the Synoptic Gospels

Martin Bauspiess

in Ferdinand Christian Baur and the History of Early Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198798415
eISBN:
9780191839429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198798415.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter addresses Baur’s treatment of the Synoptic Gospels by asking how Baur identified the essence of early Christianity through his historical research. The primary source is Baur’s Critical ... More


To Exist without Enemies

Jean-Yves Lacoste

in Phenomenologies of Scripture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275557
eISBN:
9780823277230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275557.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, Jean-Yves Lacoste offers a theologically rich reading of the Sermon on the Mount, particularly the antitheses (Matt. 5:38-48), in which Jesus issues a series of seemingly impossible ... More


Onésime Lacouture and the “Return to the Gospel”

Jack Lee Downey

in The Bread of the Strong: Lacouturisme and the Folly of the Cross, 1910-1985

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265435
eISBN:
9780823266906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265435.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on Onésime Lacouture's controversial retreat movement that put him at the center of a vicious intra-clerical scuffle and culminated in the loss of his priestly faculties, after ... More


Innovation Asserted: The Novelties of Early Christianity

Jonathan Klawans

in Heresy, Forgery, Novelty: Condemning, Denying, and Asserting Innovation in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190062507
eISBN:
9780190062538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062507.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the trajectory of early Christianity’s eventual embrace of the new, as articulated in the New Testament. Early sections probe the Gospels, illustrating how difficult it is to ... More


Inner-Life Ethics

William E. Mann

in God, Belief, and Perplexity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190459208
eISBN:
9780190459222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459208.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

“Inner-Life Ethics” presents the elements of Augustine’s moral theory, elements that can be found scattered in works written by the year 401. The theory is shaped by Augustine’s understanding of ... More


The Early Life of Ben Klassen

George Michael

in Theology of Hate: A History of the World Church of the Creator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033501
eISBN:
9780813038698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033501.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the early life of Ben Klassen. Bernhardt Klassen, who was named after his father, was born into a Mennonite family on February 7, 1918. In 1925, the Klassen family moved to ... More


The Guilty Mind

William E. Mann

in God, Modality, and Morality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199370764
eISBN:
9780199373635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370764.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

Intentionalism is any moral view that emphasizes the importance of intention to judgments of culpability. This chapter presents two intentionalistic principles. The mens rea principle claims that if ... More


Sin in the Gospel of Matthew

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/9780190465735.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

Matthew’s Gospel builds on the portrait of Jesus and sin found in Mark, but adds a birth story to make it clear that Jesus will save his people from their sins. Matthew thus invokes the significance ... More


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