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Mary

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at the portrayal of Mary, Jesus' mother, in the Gospels and in the Jesus biopics. The films ask two major questions: What was Mary's role in Jesus' infancy and childhood? And, what ... More


The Annunciation

Beth Kreitzer

in Reforming Mary: Changing Images of the Virgin Mary in Lutheran Sermons of the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195166545
eISBN:
9780199835188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516654X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores Lutheran sermons on the text of the Annunciation. Mary is portrayed as an example of the faithful believer, representing the Lutheran virtue of Christian faith over the ... More


A Woman at a Well

Michael Peppard

in The World's Oldest Church: Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300213997
eISBN:
9780300216516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300213997.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter concludes a procession around the baptistery at the southwest corner, arguing that the female figure drawing water from a well is not the Samaritan Woman, an infamously sinful convert, ... More


The Origins of Christmas

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In seeking for pagan feasts that underlie the Christmas in Britain, the issues are complex and the evidence difficult to assess. Nevertheless, there is sufficient to argue strongly for the existence ... More


Portals and Preaching: Image and Word

Stephen Murray

in A Gothic Sermon: Making a Contract with the Mother of God, Saint Mary of Amiens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238473
eISBN:
9780520930070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238473.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The ability to identify a scene such as the Annunciation or the story of invention of the relics of the local saint is believed to require prior knowledge acquired through oral or written ... More


Let It Be: Finding Grace with God through the Gelassenheit of the Annunciation

Rose Ellen Dunn

in Apophatic Bodies: Negative Theology, Incarnation, and Relationality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230815
eISBN:
9780823235087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230815.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter discusses the theological possibilities present in the phenomenology of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger. These possibilities are then interwoven with the ... More


Images That Do Not Rest: The Installations of Lawrence Malstaf

Alena Alexandrova (ed.)

in Breaking Resemblance: The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823274475
eISBN:
9780823274529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274475.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter discusses three installations by Lawrence Malstaf, which rework religious motifs, or literally set them in motion to reinterpret the idea of the incarnation and the oppositions between ... More


Privileged Mediators

Shira Brisman

in Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter four treats the epistles of the Church Fathers and the pictorial tradition of saints and evangelists writing letters from their studies. During the period of the Reformation, when the ... More


Living Doctrine: Transformation and Trinity

Oliver Davies

in Theology of Transformation: Faith, Freedom, and the Christian Act

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685950
eISBN:
9780191765872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685950.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter offers a transformational understanding of the Trinity, and particularly considers the incarnation as involving the advent of the Holy Spirit more fully into space and time. The question ... More


Seeing Gospel Stories

Mark D. Jordan

in Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273782
eISBN:
9780823273836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273782.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The only extended narrative in Thomas Aquinas’s Summa theologiae comes in Part 3 when he combines the Gospel narratives about the life of Jesus. He tests all the main features or episodes of the ... More


The Quandary Over Plant Sex

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz

in Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190490263
eISBN:
9780190868673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490263.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Chapter one describes “The Quandary Over Plant Sex” in its historical context. The sexual role of pollen wasn’t discovered until the late 17th century, suggesting a deep cultural bias. Beliefs ... More


Fountain

Paul Stephenson

in The Serpent Column: A Cultural Biography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190209063
eISBN:
9780190209087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190209063.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Archaeology: Classical

Surveys the known serpentine fountains of Medieval Constantinople, and relates tales of fantastic fountains from Byzantium and further afield, including at the court of Mongke Khan. Studies the ... More


Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: The Mystery Sonatas: Sonata no. 1: The Annunciation

Walter S. Reiter

in The Baroque Violin & Viola, vol. II: A Fifty-Lesson Course

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197525111
eISBN:
9780197528679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197525111.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The lesson begins with information on Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber and the background to the Rosary sonatas. The author’s meditational approach is explained: musicians, like actors, must convince ... More


The Way of the Cross: Cantatas 182 and 12

Eric Chafe

in Tears into Wine: J. S. Bach's Cantata 21 in its Musical and Theological Contexts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190217297
eISBN:
9780190217310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217297.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Cantatas 182 and 12 are the first and second cantatas composed by Bach in Weimar after his elevation to the position of concert master in 1714. Both cantatas deal with Luther’s theology of the cross. ... More


Sarah and Hagar in Christian Retellings

Robert C. Gregg

in Shared Stories, Rival Tellings: Early Encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190231491
eISBN:
9780190231521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231491.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

St. Paul’s recasting of Sarah and Hagar in his brief allegory (Galatians 4:21–31) allowed him (and his Christian successors) to assert that God’s covenant with Abraham now belonged to the believers ... More


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