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An Overall Picture of Jesus' Teaching

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter emphasizes the originality of Jesus’ ethical teaching, obscured by the use of complex analytical terms (such as nonviolence, nonretaliation, compassion, kindness, tolerance, hypocrisy, ... More


You Have Heard . . . But I Say to You . . .

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter is devoted to the great antitheses of the “Sermon on the Mount” and tries to identify, in simple words, the meaning of some of Jesus’ key sayings, including “whoever is angry with his ... More


Old Testament Ethics

J. W. Rogerson

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the last of five chapters on the Old Testament and the reader, and is devoted to a discussion of Old Testament ethics. Begins by outlining possible reasons for people being interested in Old ... More


What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Anna Wierzbicka

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book explores the meaning of Jesus’ key sayings and parables from a radically new perspective – that of simple and universal human concepts, found in all languages. Building on modern biblical ... More


A Different Order of Difficulty: Literature after Wittgenstein

Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226677019
eISBN:
9780226677293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

A Different Order of Difficulty recasts the significance of Wittgenstein's philosophy for studies in literary modernism (and vice versa), reading Kafka, Woolf, Joyce, and Coetzee within the framework ... More


Against The Rule Of Reason: Praise Of Passion From Petrarch To Luther To Shakespeare To Herbert

Richard Strier

in The Unrepentant Renaissance: From Petrarch to Shakespeare to Milton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226777511
eISBN:
9780226777535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226777535.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores virtues and the ethical life first through the eyes of Petrarch, where the love of virtue is doubly important than the simple knowledge of it. Petrarch sees effort and violence ... More


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