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The Angels

Peter Schäfer

in The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153902
eISBN:
9781400842285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153902.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines rabbinic attitudes toward the angels. Enoch-Metatron, being transformed into the highest of all angels and becoming a divine figure next to God, stands at the extreme ... More


Beyond Sinai

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Discovering natural law in the Bible means looking for a connection between divine activity and human activity in the realm of normativity. One way we might find a connection is the existence of ... More


In Creation

Tilo Schabert

in The Second Birth: On the Political Beginnings of Human Existence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226038056
eISBN:
9780226185156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185156.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The different creation stories found in different cultures agree in portraying creation as a process of separation, differentiation, and multiplication. All things come from the One, but the One is ... More


Creātion ānd Āpocālypse

Christopher R. Fee and David A. Leeming

in Gods, Heroes, & Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174038
eISBN:
9780199849864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174038.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Probably the most telling myths are those of creation and those of the end of the world, whether through a flood leading to a second creation or through an apparently final cataclysmic event. The ... More


Necessary Divine Existence

John Leslie

in Infinite Minds: A Philosophical Cosmology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248933
eISBN:
9780191697791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248933.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, the author begins by arguing that pantheism does not reject the world; rather, it pictures the world as it exists inside a divine mind. Richard Swinburne's descriptive analysis of ... More


The Poetics and Politics of Adam and Eve

Saʿdiyya Shaikh

in Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn 'Arab?, Gender, and Sexuality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835333
eISBN:
9781469601939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869864_shaikh.9
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores some of Ibn Άrabīs other teachings on men and women, including their relationships of love, desire, sexuality, and marriage. In particular, it focuses on readings of the ... More


Beginning and End: Exploring the Qur͗anic ‘Grand Story’

Mohamed Mahmoud

in Studying Modern Arabic Literature: Mustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696628
eISBN:
9781474412254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696628.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses the Qur'anic ‘grand story’, which refers to the underlying, basic conceptual scheme that informs Qur'anic stories and bestows meaning and coherence on them. Ths basic ... More


Out of the Dreamtime

John L. Culliney and David Jones

in The Fractal Self: Science, Philosophy, and the Evolution of Human Cooperation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866617
eISBN:
9780824875763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866617.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 diverges from science to follow some primordial strands of thought on origins. An intimate, participatory universe was anticipated before human beings began to articulate worldviews in ... More


Mary Leapor (1722–1746)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Mary Leapor was taught by her parents, Ann and Philip Leapor, to read and write, but she became fascinated with poetry. The first edition of her poems attracted the attention of the novelist Samuel ... More


The Fate of Place: A Philosophical History

Edward S. Casey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520276031
eISBN:
9780520954564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276031.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book provides a philosophical history of the evolving conceptualizations of place and space in Western thought. Not merely a presentation of the ideas of other philosophers, it is acutely ... More


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