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Rhetorics of Self-Making

Debbora Battaglia (ed.)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520087989
eISBN:
9780520915251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520087989.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Departing from an essentialist concept of the self, this book advances the cross-cultural study of selfhood with three contributions to the literature: First, it approaches the self as an ideological ... More


Reinventing Paul

John G. Gager

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195150858
eISBN:
9780199849307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150858.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Throughout the Christian era, Paul has stood at the center of controversy, accused of being the father of Christian anti-Semitism. This book challenges this entrenched view of Paul, arguing ... More


Frontiers of Medicine in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899–1940

Heather Bell

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207498
eISBN:
9780191677694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207498.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Much recent work on the history of colonial medicine argues that medicine was the handmaiden of colonial power and of capitalism. Highlighting the tenuousness of colonial power, this book challenges ... More


The Whole Story of Redemption

Gerald SJ O'Collins

in Jesus Our Redeemer: A Christian Approach to Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199203130
eISBN:
9780191707742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203130.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The divine identity of Jesus is essential for the efficacy of salvation and its entire story. That story comprises all the stages in the human history of the incarnate Son of God—right from his ... More


Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Leonard B. Glick

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book traces the history of male infant circumcision from its origins in ancient Judea, through centuries of Christian condemnation and Jewish defense, to its current role in American culture and ... More


Prologue: Questioning Circumcision

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Male infant circumcision, a frequent American medical practice and surgically identical in result to Jewish ritual circumcision, is rare or uncommon in the rest of the world. Most Americans, Gentile ... More


 “This Little Operation”: Jewish American Physicians and Twentieth‐Century Circumcision Advocacy

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

During the 20th century, circumcision became increasingly popular, promoted as protection against cancer of the penis, prostate, and cervix. Although Jewish-American physicians were especially ... More


 “This Is My Covenant”: Circumcision in the World of Temple Judaism

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In Genesis 17, the Lord promises land and progeny to Abraham on condition that he, his immediate household, and all his infant male descendants be circumcised. This text, composed by Judean priests ... More


 “Great Is Circumcision”: Christian Condemnation, Jewish Veneration

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The earliest converts to Christianity were expected to accept circumcision; but in his sharply worded letter to the Galatians, Paul disdained the practice as spiritually worthless. Justin Martyr and ... More


 “Offering Incense to Heaven”: Jewish Circumcision in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The traditional Jewish circumcision rite, created during the medieval period but preserved today by many Orthodox Jews, emphasizes bloodshed, sacrifice, and sexual purity. Medieval Jewish ... More


 “The Height of Foulness”: Circumcision in European Religious and Popular Culture

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Images of circumcision in European religious and popular culture were consistently, often profoundly hostile. Abelard, Aquinas, Luther, and others wrote or spoke on the subject critically when ... More


 “Trembling of the Hands”: Radical Challenges in a Pivotal Century

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Nineteenth-century German Jews — their way of life transformed by modernity — debated whether circumcision was an appropriate practice for adherents of the new Jewish “enlightenment” and Reform ... More


 Good Sanitarians: Circumcision Medicalized

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In a surprising development in British and American medical history, circumcision became medicalized in the final decades of the 19th century. It was transformed from a ritual practice exclusive to ... More


 Unanswerable Questions, Questionable Answers: Justifying Ritual Circumcision

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Most contemporary literature on circumcision by Orthodox and Reform Jews resorts either to talmudic-style interpretations, mystical explanations, or vaguely “spiritual” justifications for the ... More


Personal Conflict, and Vision of a Deeper Covenant (Chaps. 16–17): A Personal Conflict Excluding Foreign Slaves (Chap. 16)A Vision Including Such Slaves (Chap. 17)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In Genesis 16, the beautiful barren Sarai finally releases what is inside her – a confused bitterness that strikes at God, Abram, and her slavegirl, Hagar. Her proposal that Abram impregnate Hagar ... More


 “Deep Feelings of Nervousness”: Circumnavigating the Taboo Topic

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

While some Jewish Americans have criticized ritual circumcision in magazine articles and proposed substituting a rite without genital cutting, others have defended it passionately, insisting that it ... More


Epilogue

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The circumcision debate resolves into two fundamental questions. First, is circumcision an effective medical procedure, with potential benefits outweighing harm? Second, do parents have the right to ... More


Boundaries

Judith Lieu

in Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262892
eISBN:
9780191602818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262896.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Recent social-scientific study has explored the role of boundaries in the construction and maintenance of identity as points of transformation and negotiation as well as of exclusion. Applied to ... More


Passing: Jesus’ Circumcision and Strategic Self-Sacrifice

Andrew S. Jacobs

in Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Discussing Christian applications of the Roman concept of self-sacrifice, Andrew Jacobs analyzes late ancient representations of Jesus’ circumcision, re-interpreted as a form of strategic sacrificial ... More


Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity

Matthew Thiessen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793563
eISBN:
9780199914456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793563.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book examines ancient Jewish thought with regard to Jewish identity construction, circumcision, and conversion. It argues that there is no evidence in the Hebrew Bible that circumcision was ... More


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