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Children of Jesus and Mary: The Order of Christ Sophia

James Lewis and Nicholas Levine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378443
eISBN:
9780199869701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378443.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Order of Christ Sophia (OCS) is a small New Religion which, in the short span of eight years, has evoked intense controversy. An unusual synthesis of traditional Catholicism, esoteric cosmology, ... More


The Merovingian Saints

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Discusses the development, nature and role of the most characteristic form of Merovingian literature, the Lives of the Saints. This can be seen in the volumes of the Monumenta Germaniae Historica, ... More


History

Nicholas M. Levine

in Children of Jesus and Mary: The Order of Christ Sophia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378443
eISBN:
9780199869701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378443.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a basic overview of the history of the Order of Christ Sophia (OCS). The OCS is only a decade old, but it has grown out of a number of predecessor movements: the Holy Order of ... More


Women’s Roles

Lucille Michaels

in Children of Jesus and Mary: The Order of Christ Sophia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378443
eISBN:
9780199869701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378443.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the roles of women in the Holy Order of MANS and in the Order of Christ Sophia (OCS) and offers a model for understanding the relationships among gender roles, gender qualities, ... More


Beliefs and Practices

Nicholas M. Levine

in Children of Jesus and Mary: The Order of Christ Sophia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378443
eISBN:
9780199869701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378443.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the order's beliefs and practices. Earl Blighton, known to Holy Order of MANS (HOOM) members as Father Paul, wedded new thought and an esoteric belief system that included ... More


The Virgin Consort in Hagiography

Christina Harrington

in Women in a Celtic Church: Ireland 450-1150

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208235
eISBN:
9780191716683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208235.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

If the Irish attitudes were increasingly mixed on the subject of men and women sharing space in the religious life, this ambivalence is nowhere clearer than in one new and most extraordinary type of ... More


Controlling the Barbarians. The First Syrian Hagiographic Collection

Philip Wood

in ‘We have no king but Christ’: Christian Political Thought in Greater Syria on the Eve of the Arab Conquest (c.400-585)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588497
eISBN:
9780191595424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588497.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the hagiography of Theodoret of Cyrrhus as a specific example of the observation of self‐control amongst barbarian peoples and the ‘improvement’ of the provinces of the Roman ... More


Local versus Central Pilgrimage

BROURIA BITTON-ASHKELONY

in Encountering the Sacred: The Debate on Christian Pilgrimage in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241916
eISBN:
9780520931121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241916.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Philonexus' assertion marks a pronounced shift of perception, in which monasteries—“heaven on earth”—have become a new center of pilgrimage sites, such as those in Jerusalem and local centers. The ... More


Spiritual Authority

Claudia Rapp

in Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242968
eISBN:
9780520931411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242968.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter demonstrates the concept of spiritual authority with reference to its most eloquent post-apostolic spokesmen, Clement of Alexandria and Origen, and their remarks on bearers of the Spirit ... More


Fellow Workers with God

JOHN BINNS

in Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ: The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269342
eISBN:
9780191683626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269342.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the role of miracle stories in the religious history of Palestinian monasticism during the Byzantine period. Miracle stories show in graphic and pictorial language the nature of ... More


“There Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ”: Holy Men and Holy Violence in the Late Fourth and Early Fifth Centuries

Michael Gaddis

in There Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ: Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241046
eISBN:
9780520930902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241046.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter concentrates on extremist violence, specifically the attacks of ascetic holy men against perceived enemies of the faith. It reviews an ideology of holy violence. It then investigates ... More


Religion and Society in the Age of Gregory the Great

Peter Sarris

in Empires of Faith: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam, 500-700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199261260
eISBN:
9780191730962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261260.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter opens by analysing the appeal of imperial (or ‘Catholic’) Christianity to post-Roman rulers and the role of Catholic Christianity in incorporating such rulers into a broader political ... More


The Era of Miracles

Paul Bushkovitch

in Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069464
eISBN:
9780199854615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069464.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The most visible example of change in the character of religious experience in the wake of the decline of monastic authority was the swift and tremendous increase in the popularity of miracles in the ... More


Introduction: Gregory the Great and the saints’ cult in late antiquity

Matthew Dal Santo

in Debating the Saints’ Cult in the Age of Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646791
eISBN:
9780199949939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646791.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

The introduction sets out the tension between faith-based belief and rationalist scepticism in the hagiographical literature of the early Byzantine empire, circa 500–700. Taking this tension as a cue ... More


An Orthodoxy Reconsidered: The ‘End-of-the-World Jesus’

Marcus Borg

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament: Studies in Christology in Memory of George Bradford Caird

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263265
eISBN:
9780191682452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay on the end-of-the-world view of the historical Jesus. It provides arguments against the orthodox view of Jesus, and the final element of these arguments is the ... More


Controversy

James R. Lewis and Nicholas M. Levine

in Children of Jesus and Mary: The Order of Christ Sophia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378443
eISBN:
9780199869701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378443.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In its relatively short lifespan of ten years, the Order of Christ Sophia (OCS) has experienced more than its fair share of controversy. From an accusatory media, to disenchanted ex-members, to ... More


“The Monks Commit Many Crimes”: Holy Violence Contested

Michael Gaddis

in There Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ: Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241046
eISBN:
9780520930902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241046.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter addresses the violent holy men and then presents their actions through the eyes of hostile sources. It also explores the cases in which claims of martyrdom or holy violence were ... More


Empire

Claudia Rapp

in Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242968
eISBN:
9780520931411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242968.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter proposes a critical reassessment of Constantine's measures in order to show that they merely confirmed the existing episcopal oversight over practical matters that were considered to be ... More


The Nature of Leadership in Late Antiquity

Claudia Rapp

in Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242968
eISBN:
9780520931411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242968.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book hopes to contribute to a more nuanced understanding of the nature of authority in late antiquity in general. It introduces a new interpretive model of three kinds of authority. The ... More


Non Iudicium sed Latrocinium: Of Holy Synods and Robber Councils

Michael Gaddis

in There Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ: Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241046
eISBN:
9780520930902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241046.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter addresses the Christological controversies and episcopal rivalries of the first half of the fifth century, a true “civil war” within the church that brought together all the different ... More


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