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The Martyr as Divine Heir

Candida R. Moss

in The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199739875
eISBN:
9780199777259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739875.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the status of the martyrs after death in the heavenly hierarchy and the way that this status informs our understanding of the martyrs’ identity. Rather than focusing on the ... More


The Angels in the Plan of Salvation

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Although not previously known as such, Edwards is a major interpreter of angels and demons in the Christian tradition, especially in relation to redemptive history. Functioning sometimes as ... More


A Stink of Fox: Dakiniten

Bernard Faure

in Protectors and Predators: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839314
eISBN:
9780824870508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839314.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

It focuses on Dakiniten, a complex deity derived from the Indian ḍākinī, a demoness feeding on the vital essence of human beings. It shows, by way of association with the fox and with the Japanese ... More


Orphic Ritual and Myth in the Thebaid

Christopher Chinn

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Statius’ use of Orphic myth and ritual in the Thebaid. Statius employs a series of allusions to the Orphic theogonythat lays emphasis on the Cretan story of Zeus’ birth. Statius ... More


Authority

Felicia Roșu

in Elective Monarchy in Transylvania and Poland-Lithuania, 1569-1587

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198789376
eISBN:
9780191831218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789376.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Chapter 5 examines the coronation and enthronement of elected rulers. The chapter focuses on legitimacy problems, which differed from ruler to ruler but were often related to the circumstances of ... More


Triumphant Talks

Matthew W. Bates

in The Birth of the Trinity: Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament and Early Christian Interpretations of the Old Testament

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198729563
eISBN:
9780191796432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729563.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This chapter brings us to the grand finale of the divine drama. The Father, Son, and Spirit converse together about the enthronement of the Son, the final conquest of the enemies of God, the new ... More


Succession Rituals and the 2001 Crisis

Anne T. Mocko

in Demoting Vishnu: Ritual, Politics, and the Unraveling of Nepal's Hindu Monarchy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190275211
eISBN:
9780190275242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275211.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the succession rituals that were performed in 2001 following the death of King Birendra in the palace massacre. The chapter examines the funerals of the deceased royals as well ... More


The Coalescence of Early Shinto

Helen Hardacre

in Shinto

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Examines how the Ministry of Divinities (Jingikan) attempted to coordinate provincial shrine rites with the sovereign’s Kami rituals during in the eighth and ninth centuries. The principal imperial ... More


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