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Incarnation

CAROL HARRISON

in Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263425
eISBN:
9780191682544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263425.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the doctrine of incarnation, describing the crucified Christ, deformed in order to reform or make beautiful deformed or ugly man. It is Christ, in the union of his divinity and ... More


The Book of Zohar and Exegetical Spirituality

Michael Fishbane

in Mysticism and Sacred Scripture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195097030
eISBN:
9780199848805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195097030.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The book of Zohar is the masterpiece of Jewish mysticism. Ostensibly a commentary on the Torah, it pulses with the desire for God on virtually every page. One may even say that the commentary is ... More


Words: A Paradigm

CAROL HARRISON

in Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263425
eISBN:
9780191682544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263425.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter examines how the very darkness and obscurity of man's temporal life, and especially of the revelation of God recounted in Scripture, becomes a positive quality for Augustine. It is ... More


The Bible

DAVID J. BARTHOLOMEW

in Uncertain Belief: Is it Rational to be a Christian?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270140
eISBN:
9780191683923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270140.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

If there is a God who acts in the world, and if these acts can be seen by humans, then one would expect the divine voice to somehow be heard through human articulations and writings. These writings, ... More


The Mystic’s Two Bodies: The Temporal and Material Poetics of Visionary Texts

Patricia Dailey

in Promised Bodies: Time, Language, and Corporeality in Medieval Women's Mystical Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161206
eISBN:
9780231535526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161206.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the temporal and interpretive roles of inner and outer bodies in connecting visions to embodied experience. Focusing on Hadewijch's Visions, and at the same time looking into ... More


Reversing the Heritage of Babel: Visions of Religious and Linguistic Renewal in Seventeenth–Century Europe

Patrick M. Erben

in A Harmony of the Spirits: Translation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835579
eISBN:
9781469601342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838198_erben.7
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter probes the spiritual and linguistic meanings of Babel. The account of the Tower of Babel and the confusion of languages is primarily designated a spiritual event. Linguistic and ... More


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