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 The Vimana Panels on the Southern Side

D. Dennis Hudson

in The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The south‐facing panels represent afternoon moving toward twilight, a time of ambiguity, contradiction, and paradox. Bharata's ambiguous and compromised history told in Book Nine of the Bhagavata ... More


 What Did Ordination Mean?

Gary Macy

in The Hidden History of Women's Ordination: Female Clergy in the Medieval West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189704
eISBN:
9780199868575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189704.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The criteria for a valid ordination assumed by modern scholars are analyzed here in relation to actual requirements for ordination in the early medieval period. Ordination, according to this earlier ... More


 The Middle‐floor Sanctum: The Sculpted Program of the Northern Path

D. Dennis Hudson

in The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This sanctum's sculpted program consists of two sequences running parallel, west to east: the Northern Path (“Approaching the Honey of the Lotus Feet”) and “The Path of the Southern Doctrine.” This ... More


Accidents Without Substance: Aquinas and Giles of Rome

Marilyn McCord Adams

in Some Later Medieval Theories of the Eucharist: Thomas Aquinas, Gilles of Rome, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591053
eISBN:
9780191595554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591053.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Experience shows that after consecration, the eucharistic accidents are still extended on the altar and that what remains continues to be causally interactive in all of the ways that bread would be. ... More


Abbesses and other High-Ranking Holy Women

Christina Harrington

in Women in a Celtic Church: Ireland 450-1150

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208235
eISBN:
9780191716683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208235.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The highest level a nun could achieve in Ireland was the office of abbess and, like other female professions, it was imbued with symbols and metaphors. This chapter looks at abbesses and other ... More


A Hetman Sent by God

Serhii Plokhy

in The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247394
eISBN:
9780191714436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247394.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

After the military victories won by the Cossacks throughout 1648, the rule of the hetman of the Zaporozhian Host suddenly ceased to be purely military and extended to the civil, economic, judicial, ... More


The Fourth Factor: Symbolic Resonance

Richard Kieckhefer

in Theology in Stone: Church Architecture From Byzantium to Berkeley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195154665
eISBN:
9780199835676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154665.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A church that is rich in symbolic associations conveys a strong sense of sacrality—the presence of the holy within the sacred. Different forms of symbolic association in the classic sacramental ... More


A House for Worship

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

in American Methodist Worship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126983
eISBN:
9780199834754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512698X.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The space where praise and prayer are offered not only signifies shelter from the elements but also represents an integral aspect of the worship itself. Methodist liturgical spaces evolved as ... More


The Diocese of Durham

Owen Chadwick

in Hensley Henson: A Study in the Friction between Church and State

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264453
eISBN:
9780191682711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264453.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the career of Hensley Henson as Bishop of Durham. It explains that in his first few years at Durham, Henson lost his doubtful reputation and that he was elected and consecrated ... More


The Great War in the European Imagination

Raymond Jonas

in The Tragic Tale of Claire Ferchaud and the Great War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242975
eISBN:
9780520938281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242975.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Claire Ferchaud was born in west France on May 5, 1896. Although there was nothing special about her birth or her early youth, her modest origins made her ascent more spectacular. By the end of 1916, ... More


Spiritual Patronage and a Mission to Save France

Raymond Jonas

in The Tragic Tale of Claire Ferchaud and the Great War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242975
eISBN:
9780520938281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242975.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses Claire's journey to Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre and her gradual awakening to her national mission of saving France from secularization, of fighting for France's soul, and of ... More


The Unraveling

Raymond Jonas

in The Tragic Tale of Claire Ferchaud and the Great War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242975
eISBN:
9780520938281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242975.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the unraveling of Claire's national mission. In 1917, the petition for the consecration intensified. From a personal redemption, the national debate shifted to national ... More


Rites of the God-King: 'Sānti and Ritual Change in Early Hinduism

Marko Geslani

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190862886
eISBN:
9780190862916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862886.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Most accounts of Hinduism posit a radical difference between the aniconic fire sacrifice (yajña) and temple-based image worship (pūjā). The historical distinction between ancient Vedism and medieval ... More


Episcopal Ministry: The Offices of Bishop

Norman Doe

in The Legal Framework of the Church of England: A Critical Study in a Comparative Context

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262206
eISBN:
9780191682315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262206.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Bishops in the Church of England are involved directly or indirectly in all aspects of ecclesiastical life: pastoral, governmental, doctrinal, liturgical, and proprietorial. The ministry of the ... More


Tradition and Archivization

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the archivization of Mergen Monastery, which was aimed at bringing the monastery into the modern age: new technologies were introduced that defined what could be picked out and ... More


The Precocious Child in Chinese Buddhism

Miriam Levering

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The stories of Buddhist children destined to be saints or monastics reflect the motif of “the precocious child” that was already evident in Chinese elite culture in the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-220 ... More


Travels in Sudan

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's travels in Sudan. Simaika visited Sudan for the first time in 1908, as a member of a Legislative Council delegation that also included Shawarbi Pasha, Mahmud ... More


King Wu’s Sacred History: The Conquest of Inimical Gods

Mark R. E. Meulenbeld

in Demonic Warfare: Daoism, Territorial Networks, and the History of a Ming Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838447
eISBN:
9780824869458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838447.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the cultural history of Canonization of the Gods, beginning with its authorship, publication history, and narrative content. It then resituates the category of vernacular ... More


Virgins and Martyrs

Lucy K. Pick

in Her Father's Daughter: Gender, Power, and Religion in the Early Spanish Kingdoms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714320
eISBN:
9781501714344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714320.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the religious structures that allowed these royal women to cultivate strong networks of power by exploring in different contexts the relationship between virginity and ... More


The church consecration ceremony and the construction of sacred space

Laura Varnam

in The church as sacred space in Middle English literature and culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784994174
eISBN:
9781526132420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994174.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the ritual for church consecration and the paradigm that it sets up for the construction and interpretation of sacred space. The performance of the liturgical ritual unites ... More


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