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Origen on the Song of Songs as the Spirit of Scripture: The Bridegroom's Perfect Marriage-Song

J. Christopher King

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199272181
eISBN:
9780191603433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272182.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores Origen’s interpretation of the Song of Songs in his Commentary and two Homilies on the Song of Songs. Origen portrays the Song under two complementary and inseparable aspects: ... More


Purgatory in Bede and Boniface

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines how purgatory was described and understood in the works of Bede and Boniface. Particular attention is given to Bede as the author of works in which purgatory was given ... More


Origen and the Spiritual Reading of the Song of Songs

J. Christopher King

in Origen on the Song of Songs as the Spirit of Scripture: The Bridegroom's Perfect Marriage-Song

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199272181
eISBN:
9780191603433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272182.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the status of the literal sense of the Commentary and Homilies on the Song, focusing on Origen’s hermeneutic, in order to place the ‘bodilessness’ of the Song in the context of ... More


Who Were the Heroes? An Exercise in Bi-testamentary Exegesis, with Christological Implications

Stanley Frost

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/9780198263265.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay on the exegesis of two passages, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament, that are so alike in structure and purpose. These are passages about the ... More


The Iron House, the Men in Bags, and the Severed Head

Patrick Sims‐Williams

in Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588657
eISBN:
9780191595431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588657.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter (continuing from Chapter 9) begins with the Iron House story in Branwen. Arson in medieval life and literature is discussed, with special reference to Norse material and the Irish sagas ... More


The Millennium, Time, and History for the Anglo-Saxons

Malcolm Godden

in The Apocalyptic Year 1000: Religious Expectation and Social Change, 950-1050

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161625
eISBN:
9780199849666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161625.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The imminence of the end of the world is one of the most important themes for Anglo-Saxon writers in the decades surrounding the year 1000. Aelfric proclaims it as the context for his first great ... More


Sermon Form

H. Leith Spencer

in English Preaching in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112037
eISBN:
9780191670664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112037.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the ancient and modern forms of sermons and the methods of sermon construction. Compilers of vernacular preaching who expressed vehement support for gospel-based preaching ... More


Rhetorical Style and Method in the Conciliar Homilies of Cyril

Susan Wessel

in Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy: The Making of a Saint and of a Heretic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199268467
eISBN:
9780191699276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268467.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the homilies that Cyril delivered to the council during the summer of 431. Jews, Arians, and pagans, the object of Cyril's rhetorical and even physical abuse early in his ... More


The Rhetorical and Interpretative Method of Nestorius

Susan Wessel

in Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy: The Making of a Saint and of a Heretic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199268467
eISBN:
9780191699276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268467.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines several homilies that Nestorius delivered during his controversy with Cyril, in the light of Nestorius' biblical interpretative method and his early rhetorical training in the ... More


The Exegete

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266747
eISBN:
9780191683084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266747.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Eriugena’s performance as an exegete in his Homily on the Prologue to St John’s Gospel. While it is true that the commentary and homily can be said to belong to two different ... More


The St Margaret of the preachers

Juliana Dresvina

in A Maid with a Dragon: The Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780197265963
eISBN:
9780191772061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265963.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter 4 analyses the role given to St Margaret in English sermons, in particular, those found in John Mirk’s Festial and in the Hatton homilies.


Introducing Doulology

Chris L. de Wet

in Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286214
eISBN:
9780520961555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286214.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book explores the dynamics of the discourse of slavery, referred to as doulology, in the homilies of fourth-century priest and bishop John Chrysostom. Drawing on the analytical concepts of ... More


Conclusion: Preaching Bondage and the Legacy of Christian Doulology

Chris L. de Wet

in Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286214
eISBN:
9780520961555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286214.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's findings and assesses their relevance in understanding slavery as a discourse preached by John Chrysostom. It considers what can be deduced from ... More


New Creations

Honey Meconi

in Hildegard of Bingen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252033155
eISBN:
9780252050725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252033155.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In this chapter Hildegard’s presumed output before Liber vite meritorum is discussed, including Scivias, her correspondence, Physica, Cause et cure, the Lingua ignota and Litterae ignotae, the Gospel ... More


Searching for Shenoute: A Copto-Arabic Homilary in Paris, BN Arabe 4796

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on a collection in manuscripts of the Bibliothèque nationale (BN)—a set of twenty-six homilies for the evening raising of incense for Sundays in the first half of the church ... More


Setting the Stage: Hellenes, Christians, and Jews in Cosmopolitan Antioch

Ari Finkelstein

in Specter of the Jews: Emperor Julian and the Rhetoric of Ethnicity in Syrian Antioch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298729
eISBN:
9780520970779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298729.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

chapter 2 lays out the Antiochene setting prior to Julian’s arrival there in the late summer of 362. The chapter explores the cosmopolitan nature of Antioch and the embeddedness of Jews within the ... More


Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East: A Study of Jacob of Serugh

Philip Michael Forness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198826453
eISBN:
9780191865916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826453.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Preaching formed one of the primary, regular avenues of communication between ecclesiastical elites and a wide range of society. Clergy used homilies to spread knowledge of complex theological ... More


Augustine, Origen, and the Exegesis of Romans 8:3

Dominic Keech

in The Anti-Pelagian Christology of Augustine of Hippo, 396-430

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662234
eISBN:
9780191746314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662234.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 4 analyses Augustine’s Christology of Romans 8.3 as a reception of Origen’s exegesis of that text. The methodology for this argument is established by reviewing the debate over Augustine’s ... More


Conclusion: Homilies as Historical Sources

Philip Michael Forness

in Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East: A Study of Jacob of Serugh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198826453
eISBN:
9780191865916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826453.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The conclusion highlights the central arguments of the monograph and identifies future directions for research. The difficulty of contextualizing Jacob of Serugh’s sermons necessitates attention not ... More


The Perception of St. Athanasius of Alexandria in Later Coptic Literature

Ibrahim Saweros

in Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt: Beni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167775
eISBN:
9781617978203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167775.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents the results of an examination of a set of four Sahidic homilies attributed to Athanasius of Alexandria to explain how he was seen among Copts after his death, and why he was ... More


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