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Introduction: From Wonder to Wisdom

William P. Brown

in The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730797
eISBN:
9780199777075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730797.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter explores how science and faith can be related positively, despite the deep polarization that exists on the cultural level, thanks to the constant skirmishing between creationism and ... More


The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Cheryl B. Anderson

in Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies: The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195305500
eISBN:
9780199867028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305500.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

“Traditional” Christianity has come to be defined in terms of whom it excludes. Perspectives excluded in biblical laws have also been excluded from Christian traditions and ethical determinations ... More


Paul and Midrash Pesher

Timothy H. Lim

in Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262060
eISBN:
9780191682292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262060.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Pauline exegesis may be compared to the pesherite interpretation of the Qumran scrolls. While formal distinctions between the two should not be ignored, and the pesher as a genre is sui generis, they ... More


The Bible: Criticism, Hermeneutics, and Inspiration

Andrew R. Holmes

in The Irish Presbyterian Mind: Conservative Theology, Evangelical Experience, and Modern Criticism, 1830-1930

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198793618
eISBN:
9780191835452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793618.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 4 begins with a discussion of attitudes towards biblical criticism in the 1820s and introduces the Irish career of Samuel Davidson, the first British ‘martyr’ to modern criticism. The next ... More


Protestant Objections and Alternatives to Purgatory

Jerry L. Walls

in Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732296
eISBN:
9780199918492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732296.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores central Protestant objections to purgatory, namely, that it is not clearly taught in scripture, and it undermines the work of Christ for our salvation and the doctrine of ... More


Introduction

Brantley W. Gasaway

in Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617725
eISBN:
9781469617749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617725.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter presents an overview of the progressive evangelical movement as an alternative to both the Religious Right and the political left from the 1970s into the twenty-first century. It ... More


Family

Deidre Helen Crumbley

in Saved and Sanctified: The Rise of a Storefront Church in Great Migration Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039848
eISBN:
9780813043791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039848.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the notion of “family” that pervades the institutional organization of The Church, with special attention to the role of kinship and spiritual adoption in community formation ... More


The Continuing Distinctive Role of the Bible in American Lives: A Comparative Analysis

Corwin E. Smidt

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

Through the use of national social surveys, this chapter examines the extent to which the Bible plays a distinctive role in American religious life. Three different comparisons drive the analysis: ... More


Reading with Yin Yang Eyes: Negotiating the Ideological Dilemma of a Chinese American Biblical Hermeneutics

Tat-siong Benny Liew

in What Is Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics? Reading the New Testament

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831622
eISBN:
9780824869168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831622.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the concept of yin yang eyes—another kind of eyes that is popular within Chinese culture, aside from the slanted and evil eyes that dominate the U.S. culture—and its ... More


Agents of a Fuller Revelation

Rachel McBride Lindsey

in A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633725
eISBN:
9781469633732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633725.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Intense debates around spirit photography started immediately upon its discovery in late 1862. This chapter frames these debates around the career, trial, and demise of America’s first and most ... More


“Thy Word Is True”: King James Onlyism and the Quest for Certainty in American Evangelical Life

Jason A. Hentschel

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

This look into King James Onlyism, an intraevangelical movement come of age during the cultural turbulence of the mid-twentieth century, offers a case study of American evangelicals’ widespread ... More


Hell Is Other Planets: Extraterrestrial Life in the Western Theological Imagination

Derek Malone-France

in Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190915650
eISBN:
9780197506066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915650.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter examines the history of questions concerning life on other worlds within theology. Not surprisingly, in each phase of the historic extraterrestrial life (ETL) debates, the conceptions of ... More


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