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Introduction: Execution and Invention

Beth A. Berkowitz

in Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the book’s thesis that death penalty discourse helped both Rabbis and Christians to invent themselves in the first centuries of the common era. It reviews recent ... More


The Preservation of Historical Reality: Auerbach and Origen

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the preservation of the historicity of ancient biblical figures. It looks at the different ideas Erich Auerbach and Origen have on the subject. The start of the chapter ... More


Decolonial Openings in Theologies of Liberation

Joseph Drexler-Dreis

in Decolonial Love: Salvation in Colonial Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281886
eISBN:
9780823286003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281886.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The third chapter considers how approaches to theological reflection within Latin American liberation theology might open up toward a decolonial project. It specifically focuses on how the work of ... More


Orthodoxy and Heresy in the Seventh Century: Prosopographical Observations on Monotheletism

Wolfram Brandes

in Fifty Years of Prosopography: The Later Roman Empire, Byzantium and Beyond

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262924
eISBN:
9780191734434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262924.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

In traditional ecclesiastical history, heresy was understood as dissent from the beliefs of the majority on the part of a minority which was organized as a church and had developed a defined system ... More


Presence

Eelco Runia

in Moved by the Past: Discontinuity and Historical Mutation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168205
eISBN:
9780231537575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168205.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines how philosophers of history have tried to purge their discipline of attempts to establish meaning. It first considers the two parts of the philosophy of history, “critical” and ... More


The Institutional Character of Halakhah

Menachem Kellner

in Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113294
eISBN:
9781800340381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113294.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Maimonides' position on the nature of the commandments of the Torah. For him, the commandments of the Torah are not purely positivist — in the sense that in most cases God could ... More


Recording Reality, Desiring the Real

Elizabeth Cowie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816645480
eISBN:
9781452945866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816645480.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Documentary has once again emerged as one of the most vital cultural forms, whether seen in cinemas or inside the home, as digital, film, or video. This book looks at the history of documentary and ... More


Situated Testimonies: Dread and Enchantment in an Indonesian Literary Archive

Laurie J. Sears

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836832
eISBN:
9780824871031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836832.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Indonesian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer made a distinction between a “downstream” literary reality and an “upstream” historical reality. Pramoedya suggested that literature has an effect on the ... More


Metaphor and Metonymy in the Middle Ages: Aquinas and Dante

Harry Berger

in Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter cites a few of Dante Alighieri's literary passages in which his terms hold an edge of metaphoric enhancement but are primarily metonymic; the naturalizing effect of transmission ... More


Introduction

Robert Burgoyne

in Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816642915
eISBN:
9781452945842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816642915.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the study, which comprises five films that offer complex and sophisticated treatments of the linked themes of nationhood and history. One of the most ... More


Misremembering Seamus Heaney

Erica McAlpine

in The Poet's Mistake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203492
eISBN:
9780691203768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203492.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter assesses the work of Seamus Heaney, another semiautobiographical poet whose work nevertheless presses on the boundaries of fact. Heaney's poetry often raises the question of whether, or ... More


Master Narratives in Crisis

Huaiyin Li

in Reinventing Modern China: Imagination and Authenticity in Chinese Historical Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836085
eISBN:
9780824871338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836085.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at three developments in history writing that became conspicuous around the turn of the twenty-first century. The first is the decline of the revolutionary narrative, because of ... More


Modernism and the Narrative of Nation in JFK

Robert Burgoyne

in Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816642915
eISBN:
9781452945842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816642915.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the film JFK in terms of the tension between the film’s formal innovations and its explicit aim to articulate a narrative of national cohesion. It argues that the film’s ... More


Concluding Postscript

Robyn Marasco

in The Highway of Despair: Critical Theory After Hegel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168663
eISBN:
9780231538893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168663.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This concluding chapter discusses Habermas' critique of the Hegelian viewpoint concerning faith and reason. In the attempt to repair the breach between the two, Hegelian philosophy demands rational ... More


Introduction

Ian Harris

in Buddhism in a Dark Age: Cambodian Monks under Pol Pot

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835613
eISBN:
9780824871444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835613.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter offers a multifaceted historical perspective on Buddhism in Cambodia under Pol Pot's regime. At the same time it cautions against any one-sided views of the events that had ... More


Conclusion

Michael J. Drexler and Ed White

in The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic Aaron Burr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871674
eISBN:
9781479888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871674.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter explains the significance of not only examining the relationship between a historical reality and a secondary literary reflection, but also the perturbing of that ... More


The Funeral Oration in Euripides' Supplices: Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 19 (1972) 39–53

Christopher Collard

in Tragedy, Euripides and Euripideans

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675730
eISBN:
9781781385364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675730.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This play contains among several distinct dramatic features a ‘funeral oration’ delivered in praise of the ‘Seven Against Thebes’, all killed in that morally questionable assault and some of them ... More


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