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How to Read the Bible: History, Prophecy, Literature—Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference, and What It Means for Faith Today

Steven L. McKenzie

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195161496
eISBN:
9780199850419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161496.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

More people read the Bible than any other book. Indeed, many try to live their lives according to its words. The question is, do they understand what they're reading? As this book shows, quite often ... More


Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Stephen Spector

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

Most observers attribute evangelical Christians’ bedrock support for Israel to the apocalyptic belief that the Jews must return to Israel as a precondition for Christ’s Second Coming. But the actual ... More


Prophecy, Policy, and the Unfolding of God’s Plan

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

This chapter considers survey research about white evangelicals’ motives for supporting Israel. It reports on a religious service at a charismatic church that celebrated the emigration of the Jews to ... More


The Politics of Visibility: Coming Out, Activist Art, and Emotional Change

Nancy Whittier

in The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse: Emotions, Social Movements, and the State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325102
eISBN:
9780199869350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325102.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces the development of a repoliticized self‐help movement focused on visibility politics in the wake of the countermovement. It discusses the construction of a repoliticized ... More


A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Richard Barrios

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book chronicles the birth and early years of an art form — the musical film. When sound came to film in the 1920s, musicals led the way as the testing ground upon which sound film proved itself ... More


Tony Garnett

Stephen Lacey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066283
eISBN:
9781781702529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066283.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This is a book-length study of one of the most respected and prolific producers working in British television. From ground-breaking dramas from the 1960s such as Up the Junction and Cathy Come Home ... More


Coming of Age in America: The Transition to Adulthood in the Twenty-First Century

Mary Waters (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520270923
eISBN:
9780520950184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270923.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

What is it like to become an adult in twenty-first-century America? This book takes us to four very different places—New York City; San Diego; rural Iowa; and Saint Paul, Minnesota—to explore the ... More


Conclusions

Amin Ghaziani

in There Goes the Gayborhood?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158792
eISBN:
9781400850174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158792.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book has explored the enduring yet evolving relationship between sexuality and the city, the causes and consequences of urban change, the diverse and dynamic cultures of a place, the experiences ... More


The Establishment of a Conciliar Regime, 1388–90

Christopher Fletcher

in Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546916
eISBN:
9780191720826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546916.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter returns to the aftermath of the Merciless Parliament of 1388 to reconsider how successful Richard II really was in his attempt to throw off the restraints imposed upon him through his ... More


Different Trains (1988)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0041
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Different Trains. Different Trains for string quartet and tape begins a new way of composing that has its roots in his early taped speech pieces, It's ... More


Scoring in Heaven

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the gap that opened up in the twentieth century between theologians and popular religion. It looks at the confident beliefs about the future life of Mormons; the optimism of the ... More


Aristotle's Conception of Final Causality

Allan Gotthelf

in Teleology, First Principles, and Scientific Method in Aristotle's Biology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199287956
eISBN:
9780191738296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287956.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Starting from the premise that Aristotelian explanation proceeds via the concepts of natures and potentials (and not, say, laws), this chapter argues that for Aristotle the generation of a living ... More


Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Kenneth Millard

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book explores the ways in which a range of recent American novelists have handled the genre of the ‘coming-of-age’ novel, or the Bildungsroman. Novels of this genre characteristically dramatise ... More


Opening the Doors of Wonder: Reflections on Religious Rites of Passage

Arthur Magida

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245457
eISBN:
9780520941717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245457.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book explores rites of passage in America by sifting through the accounts of influential thinkers who experienced them. The author explains the underlying theologies, evolution, and actual ... More


Michael Ondaatje

Lee Spinks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066320
eISBN:
9781781703113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066320.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a comprehensive study of Michael Ondaatje's entire oeuvre. Starting from Ondaatje's beginnings as a poet, it offers an intensive account of each of his major publications, including The ... More


Noncalendrical Festivals: Life Cycles and Power

Teofilo F. Ruiz

in A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153575
eISBN:
9781400842247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses noncalendrical celebrations, that is, those high moments in the life cycle—birth, coming of age, coronation, marriage, and death—and the celebratory, almost ritualized, aspects ... More


Ritualization and Redemption: Mishnah Sandhedrin Chapter Six

Beth A. Berkowitz

in Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the laws of rabbinic criminal execution as a ritual narrative and interprets that ritual, paying close attention to the way it constructs space and speech. It shows that the ... More


Cinders of Philosophy, Philosophy of Cinders: Derrida and the Trace of the Holocaust

Robert Eaglestone

in The Holocaust and the Postmodern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265930
eISBN:
9780191708596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265930.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that Jacques Derrida's work was also greatly influenced by responding to the Holocaust, and that Levinas's idea of the ‘trace’ plays a central role in this. This is argued by ... More


The Good (Gay) Life: The Search for Signs of Maturity in the Narratives of Gay Adults

Laura A. King, Chad M. Burton, and Aaron C. Geise

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

What makes a life good has been a topic of concern for human beings throughout the ages. Good lives may be thought of as truly exemplary in some way in terms of fulfillment, moral character, health, ... More


Conclusion

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter studies the popularity of the coming-of-age genre in the United States. It shows that this genre is partly a symptom of the abiding fascination of the Americans with the idea of ... More


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