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The Gospel of Mary

Christopher Tuckett (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212132
eISBN:
9780191705922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212132.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book, which is the first in a series providing authoritative texts of key non-canonical gospel writings, comprises a critical edition, with full translations, of all the extant manuscripts of ... More


Life in the Flesh: An Anti-Gnostic Spiritual Philosophy

Adam G. Cooper

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546626
eISBN:
9780191720208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546626.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Christianity is deeply interested in the living human body, since each body is a person, and each person a creature and image-bearer of God. The classic sources of the Christian tradition engender a ... More


The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The Mandaeans are a Gnostic sect that arose in the Middle East around the same time as Christianity. Although it is one of the few religious traditions that can legitimately claim a 2000‐year ... More


Marcion

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Marcion, a shipmaster from Pontus on the Black Sea, in about 140 proclaimed a radical distinction between the law and the gospel, putting a negative interpretation on the Old Testament and its God. ... More


Mani

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Mani (216–76) gave fresh life to Gnostic dualism in the third century. Thinking about the problem of evil, he developed his own cosmology of conflict between the powers of light and darkness and ... More


How Gnostic is the Gospel of Mary ?

Christopher Tuckett

in The Gospel of Mary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212132
eISBN:
9780191705922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212132.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the Gnostic nature of the Gospel of Mary. It argues that despite the lack of any explicit detailed account of a creation myth, or an explicit reference to the creation of the ... More


From Ethics to Epistemology

Terrance W. Klein

in Wittgenstein and the Metaphysics of Grace

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199204236
eISBN:
9780191708039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204236.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter takes up the biblical roots of grace, noting that grace begins its life as an act, specifically the human perception of being favoured by God. All revealed religions view their adherents ... More


Docetism Resisted: Christ's Suffering is Real

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199269822
eISBN:
9780191601569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269823.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The christological hymns and creedal statements of the first three centuries are characterized by a tension between Christ’s divine status and his subjection to human suffering. The Docetic attempt ... More


Prelude on Christology and Race: Irenaeus as Anti‐Gnostic Intellectual

J. Kameron Carter

in Race: A Theological Account

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195152791
eISBN:
9780199870578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152791.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter engages Irenaeus of Lyons's 2nd‐century critique of ancient Gnosticism in order to shed light on the inner workings of modernity's racial imagination, which is Gnostic in character. ... More


The New Testament

Adam G. Cooper

in Life in the Flesh: An Anti-Gnostic Spiritual Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546626
eISBN:
9780191720208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546626.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In the Christian New Testament, flesh becomes a metaphor for the sinful force operative within the fallen human constitution. Yet, along with soul and spirit, it also remains a positive ... More


The Early Church

Adam G. Cooper

in Life in the Flesh: An Anti-Gnostic Spiritual Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546626
eISBN:
9780191720208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546626.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

For the church Fathers the human body presents a focal symbol impinging upon nearly all theological reflection. Their doctrines of creation, Scripture, incarnation, salvation, church, sacraments, ... More


 There Is No Spoon?: Teaching The Matrix, Postperennialism, and the Spiritual Logic of Late Capitalism

Gregory J. Grieve

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After presenting a cogent survey of the many interpretations of the movie The Matrix, this chapter offers its own compelling analysis by weaving together many distinctive theoretical and ... More


Introduction

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The introduction clarifies three main points about misotheism: a) the birth of modern misotheism with the romantic writers Blake and Shelley; b) the self-concealment of misotheism; and c) the fact ... More


Introduction: The Mandaean World

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

in The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Starts by tracing the origin of the Mandaeans to the Jordan/Palestine area (from whence they emigrated, in the first to third centuries CE, to Iran and Iraq), and gives a brief history to the ... More


The Gnostic Body

Vesna A. Wallace

in The Inner Kalacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195122114
eISBN:
9780199834808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195122119.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at the Kālacakratantra and the Kālacakra tradition as a Buddhist gnostic system. To do this it examines the various ways in which the tantric system interprets gnosis and its ... More


Trinity: God as Absolute Spirit

Peter C. Hodgson

in Hegel and Christian Theology: A Reading of the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199273614
eISBN:
9780191602443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273618.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The specifically Christian idea of God is as absolute spirit, which means that the divine life takes on a trinitarian structure: immediacy or self-identity, self-differentiation or positing of ... More


Irenaeus of Lyon

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Amid the diversity of mid‐second century Christianity, with different groups adopting different gospels as their supreme authority, the writings of Irenaeus of Lyon constituted an important link ... More


Clement of Alexandria

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Second‐century Christianity was strongly influenced by Gnostic teachers. The writings of Clement of Alexandria, steeped in Platonic and Stoic philosophy, reach out to a Hellenic world on behalf of a ... More


Origen

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The life work of Origen (c.184–254), as he saw it, consisted in interpreting the scriptures for his generation of Christians through biblical commentary and so refuting both gnosticism and the ... More


Posthumous Progress and Universal Salvation

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Examines those early Christians who believed that posthumous progress for the soul was possible. For some, this belief resulted in a view that ultimately, all human beings, perhaps even all rational ... More


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