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The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Carol A Newsom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

From the simple and beautiful language of the prose tale, to the verbal fireworks of the dialogue between Job and his friends, to the haunting beauty of the poem on wisdom and the sublime poetics of ... More


The Voice from the Whirlwind: The Tragic Sublime and the Limits of Dialogue

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the divine speeches and their dialogic role in the book. It shows how both the hermeneutical significance of the images and their role in the creation of an experience of the ... More


God and the World

Hussein Ali Abdulsater

in Shi'i Doctrine, Mu'tazili Theology: al-Sharif al-Murtada and Imami Discourse

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474404402
eISBN:
9781474434898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404402.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explains the conceptual framework of Murtaḍā’s system by detailing his views of God and the natural world. It presents a discussion of the major epistemological tools needed to construct ... More


Astromagical Pneumatic Anthropoids from Medieval Spain to Renaissance Italy

Moshe Idel

in Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510: A Survey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126266
eISBN:
9780300155877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126266.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter shows that magic was part of many forms of Judaism for centuries despite attempts to attenuate it, especially in the philosophically-oriented circle leaning towards Maimonides's thought. ... More


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