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The Tree of Life

Peter Thacher Lanfer

in Remembering Eden: The Reception History of Genesis 3: 22–24

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926749
eISBN:
9780199950591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926749.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines one of the central motifs of the expulsion narrative in the history of interpretation: namely the Tree of Life. In addition to discussing the Ancient Near Eastern background, ... More


Remembering Eden: The Reception History of Genesis 3: 22–24

Peter Thacher Lanfer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926749
eISBN:
9780199950591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926749.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

There are few texts as central to the mythology of Jewish and Christian literature as the Garden of Eden and its attendant motifs. Yet the direct citation of this text within the biblical corpus is ... More


The Earliest Dormition Traditions: Their Nature and Shape

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250752
eISBN:
9780191600746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250758.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The first four Christian centuries are remarkably silent regarding the end of the Virgin Mary's life. Only in the later fifth century do we encounter the earliest Dormition traditions. At this point, ... More


‘Matter new to gaze’: Satan's Blindness and the Manifestation of Milton's Sacramental Universe

Russell M. Hillier

in Milton's Messiah: The Son of God in the Works of John Milton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199591886
eISBN:
9780191725326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591886.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter offers a fresh reading of Satan's voyage across Books Three and Four of Paradise Lost and interprets the poem's cosmos as operating according to a sacramental-allegorical poetic. ... More


Eden and the Temple

Peter Thacher Lanfer

in Remembering Eden: The Reception History of Genesis 3: 22–24

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926749
eISBN:
9780199950591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926749.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines interpretations of the temple motifs in the expulsion narrative. These interpretations are not strictly exegetical, but employ the symbols of the expulsion narrative in ... More


Medieval Precursors

Nevill Drury

in Stealing Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Modern Western Magic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199750993
eISBN:
9780199894871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199750993.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter gives an exploration of the most significant elements that have shaped modern Western magic: the medieval Kabbalah, the Hermetic tradition, Alchemy, and the Tarot. The Kabbalah provided ... More


Conclusion

Peter Thacher Lanfer

in Remembering Eden: The Reception History of Genesis 3: 22–24

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926749
eISBN:
9780199950591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926749.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The final chapter of this book summarizes and synthesizes the arguments of the previous chapters, reaffirming the composite character of the redacted Eden narrative, and the persistent influence of ... More


The Tree of Life and the Episodic Evolutionary Synthesis

Maureen Kearney

in The Theory of Evolution: Principles, Concepts, and Assumptions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226671024
eISBN:
9780226671338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226671338.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The Tree of Life depicts phylogenetic relationships of species lineages. Together with theories of phylogeny and natural selection, it explains common ancestry, descent with modification, and change ... More


When Did Life Begin?

J. William Schopf

in Life's Origin: The Beginnings of Biological Evolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233904
eISBN:
9780520928701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233904.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter aims to trace the course of biologic evolution. It begins by constructing a Universal Tree of Life to reveal the genealogical relations among all organisms living today. Using this ... More


Tree of Life: Diversity, Flexibility and Creativity in Jewish Law

Louis Jacobs

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100394
eISBN:
9781800340299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100394.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This study of the Jewish legal system (the halakhah) demonstrates that the law embraces every corner of life. The central thesis of this book is that the halakhah, far from being entirely ... More


Philology and Phylogeny

Yii-Jan Lin

in The Erotic Life of Manuscripts: New Testament Textual Criticism and the Biological Sciences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190279806
eISBN:
9780190279820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279806.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The fusion of Mendelian genetics and Darwinian evolution made for modern evolutionary biology in the twentieth century. With it came a better understanding of genetic structures, genealogical ... More


Paradise Found

Mailan S. Doquang

in The Lithic Garden: Nature and the Transformation of the Medieval Church

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190631796
eISBN:
9780190631826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190631796.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter inquires into the formal and metaphorical connections between medieval French churches and the paradisiacal garden. Drawing on textual and visual evidence, it demonstrates that ... More


“Word Is Born”

Jane Caputi

in Call Your "Mutha": A Deliberately Dirty-Minded Manifesto for the Earth Mother in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190902704
eISBN:
9780190902742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190902704.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

The African concept of Nommo understands language to be the force of life, allowing speakers to participate in bringing something into existence, albeit with care. Words are alive, inspired, filled ... More


Biblical Knowing Toward Death: The Silent Sound of Dying for Others

James A. Diamond

in Jewish Theology Unbound

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198805694
eISBN:
9780191843648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805694.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the meaning of death for Jewish philosophical theology. How is the biblical view of life, ethics, law, and the pursuit of knowledge informed by the prospect of death or ... More


Human Origins

Andrew Steane

in Faithful to Science: The Role of Science in Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198716044
eISBN:
9780191784286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716044.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This gives some general information about anthropology, and focuses on questions surrounding early humans. Was the transition from hominid to human gradual, or could it have been abrupt? Was there a ... More


Introduction

David L. Kirchman

in Processes in Microbial Ecology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198789406
eISBN:
9780191831256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789406.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Aquatic Biology

The goal of this chapter is to introduce the field of microbial ecology and some terms used in the rest of the book. Microbial ecology, which is the study of microbes in natural environments, is ... More


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