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What's Divine about Divine Law?: Early Perspectives

Christine Hayes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165196
eISBN:
9781400866410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165196.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the thousand years before the rise of Islam, two radically diverse conceptions of what it means to say that a law is divine confronted one another with a force that reverberates to the present. ... More


Introduction: Placing French Missionaries in the Modern World

Owen White and J. P. Daughton

in In God’s Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195396447
eISBN:
9780199979318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396447.003.0000
Subject:
History, History of Religion, World Modern History

This introductory chapter assesses the way in which religious missionaries have been dealt with—and often ignored—in the historiography of modern French colonialism. Missionaries defy many of the ... More


A Sketch of Literary History

G. Kratz Reinhard

in Historical and Biblical Israel: The History, Tradition, and Archives of Israel and Judah

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198728771
eISBN:
9780191795503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728771.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter provides a sketch of the literary history of the Hebrew Bible with the narrative tradition in Genesis–Kings, Chronicles, and Ezra–Nehemiah as the most conducive guideline for both ... More


Introduction

Michael C. Legaspi

in Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190885120
eISBN:
9780190885151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885120.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This is a book about wisdom. It is an inquiry into the beginnings of a particular way of thinking about life in the world. Seen in terms of wisdom, the world is not a meaningless array of ... More


In Search of Soul: Hip-Hop, Literature, and Religion

Alejandro Nava

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293533
eISBN:
9780520966758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293533.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the meaning of “soul” in sacred and profane incarnations, from its biblical origins to its central place in the rich traditions of black and Latin history. Surveying the work of ... More


Transformation into Biblical Tradition

G. Kratz Reinhard

in Historical and Biblical Israel: The History, Tradition, and Archives of Israel and Judah

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198728771
eISBN:
9780191795503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728771.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the transition and transformation of the relicts of scribal culture in Israel and Judah into biblical literature and tradition. The terms “transition” and “transformation” ... More


Conclusion

Michael C. Legaspi

in Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190885120
eISBN:
9780190885151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885120.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Classical and biblical tradition, with its distinctive pursuits of wisdom, is today culturally contested and intellectually marginal. It no longer serves as the basis for educational programs, as it ... More


An Outline of Religious History

G. Kratz Reinhard

in Historical and Biblical Israel: The History, Tradition, and Archives of Israel and Judah

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198728771
eISBN:
9780191795503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728771.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Religion plays a major role in the history of Israel and Judah, as in any culture of the ancient Near East. Chapter IV provides an overview of the development of Yahwistic religion in Israel and ... More


Paul: Universal Synthesis

Jeffrey Hart

in Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087048
eISBN:
9780300130522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087048.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter looks at Paul of Tarsus and how he played a major role in the coming together of biblical tradition and Greek philosophy. While he may not be so dramatic a figure as either Socrates or ... More


Historical and Biblical Israel: The History, Tradition, and Archives of Israel and Judah

Reinhard G. Kratz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198728771
eISBN:
9780191795503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728771.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

At the center of this book lies a fundamental yet unanswered question: under which historical and sociological conditions and in which manner the Hebrew Bible became an authoritative tradition, that ... More


Roman Allotment and the Selection of Bishops

Roberta Stewart

in Old Society, New Belief: Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190278359
eISBN:
9780190278373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278359.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

Acts 1: 23–26 describes the selection of Matthias to replace Judas; use of an allotment to select a priest had Jewish, apostolic precedents. Commentators reference Biblical authorities and precedents ... More


Suffering, and the Promise of a World without Pain

Joseph A. Amato

in Suffering and Bioethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199926176
eISBN:
9780199396788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926176.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Humans have increasingly endowed themselves with transformative powers, guided by a vision that is secular, progressive, and redemptive. In contrast to this utopian vision, this chapter looks further ... More


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