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Victorian Reformation: The Fight Over Idolatry in the Church of England, 1840-1860

Dominic Janes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378511
eISBN:
9780199869664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378511.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In early Victorian England the cross was widely thought to be a deadly idol that led worshippers to the devil. This book is a study of the intense anxieties surrounding ‘idolatry’ which was, in a ... More


Conquest, Pacification, and Conversion

Nicholas P. Cushner

in Why Have You Come Here?: The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307566
eISBN:
9780199784936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307569.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The abolishment of the indigenous religion in Mexico and the replacing it with the new was uppermost in the minds of Spanish officials. This was socially and politically important. The “Uprooting of ... More


Verbal and Visual Images

David Brown

in God and Mystery in Words: Experience through Metaphor and Drama

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231836
eISBN:
9780191716201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231836.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter suggests that the preacher's words have the capacity to act just as sacramentally as any image: to draw the listener into an experience of the God who is always present and ready to ... More


 Common Sense, the Manifest Image, and Immaterialism

John Russell Roberts

in A Metaphysics for the Mob: The Philosophy of George Berkeley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195313932
eISBN:
9780199871926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313932.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

With an interpretation of Berkeley's view of spirits in hand, this chapter turns to the task of situating that view of spirits within his overall positive metaphysics and defending the connection it ... More


Éblouissement

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines éblouissement in Marcel Proust's Venice in À la recherche du temps perdu. It suggests that Proust's sensibility and imagination were “religious” insofar as they were animated by ... More


Milton’s Book of Numbers: Book 1 and Its Catalog

David Quint

in Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161914
eISBN:
9781400850488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter shows how book 1 of Paradise Lost metaphorically depicts the role of the devil in raising the rebel angels out of their “bottomless perdition,” an act of poetic creation analogous to the ... More


Riots and Trials in London, 1840–60

Dominic Janes

in Victorian Reformation: The Fight Over Idolatry in the Church of England, 1840-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378511
eISBN:
9780199869664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378511.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter surveys events in Pimlico in west London between the end of the 1840s and the end of the 1850s. In these dramatic years St. Paul's, Knightsbridge and St. Barnabas, Pimlico became the ... More


Idols and a History of Corruption

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

The use of icons in Jainism has not gone uncontested. In particular, the Shvetambara layman Lonka Shah agitated against icons in the fifteenth century. From this anti‐iconic tradition the ... More


“Scarcely Less Bloody than Lascivious”

Brian K. Pennington

in Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Nineteenth-century British missionaries to India such as William Carey and William Ward of Serampore, and army chaplain Claudius Buchanan helped construct the idea of a conceptual and ritual core to ... More


Child Rebellion, Kidnapping, Sorcery, Bestiality, and Illicit Sacrifice (Exodus 21:15–17; 22:17–19)

David P. Wright

in Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195304756
eISBN:
9780199866830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304756.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter, with Chapter 6, show that besides using the Laws of Hammurabi as a source, the Covenant Code also apparently used a brief native (Israelite/Judean) source (oral or written) with law ... More


Socrates under the Severans 1

C. C. W. Taylor

in Pleasure, Mind, and Soul: Selected Papers in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226399
eISBN:
9780191710209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226399.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter compares the treatment of Socrates by Christian writers of the late 2nd and early 3rd centuries AD with that by pagan authors of the same period. The Christians divided between those who ... More


“Christ Appeared”: Material Religion and the Conquest of Mexico

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1543 the Cristo Aparecido appeared to the Spanish missionary friar, Antonio Roa, and to the community of newly converted indigenous Christians of the pueblo of Totolapan (in modern-day Morelos, ... More


Tibetan Religion in Theological Perspective

Trent Pomplun

in Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri's Mission to Tibet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377866
eISBN:
9780199869466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377866.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter begins with Desideri in the court of Lhazang Khan and tackles the problem of the resemblances between Roman Catholicism and Tibetan Buddhism as Desideri himself understood it. It touches ... More


The Commentaries of Eusebius Jerome the Presbyter on the Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Ephesians: Book I

Ronald E. Heine

in The Commentaries of Origen and Jerome on St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245512
eISBN:
9780191600630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245517.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Contains a complete English translation of the first book of Jerome's Latin commentary on Ephesians plus an English translation of all the Greek excerpts from Origen's commentary on Ephesians, which ... More


‘The Other’

Judith Lieu

in Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262892
eISBN:
9780191602818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262896.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Common to nearly all constructions of identity is that of ‘the [stereotyped] other’, the ‘not-us’, often defined negatively, in opposition to, and in order to sustain, a self-understanding. In ... More


Paul on the Areopagus

James Barr

in Biblical Faith and Natural Theology: The Gifford Lectures for 1991: Delivered in the University of Edinburgh

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263760
eISBN:
9780191600395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263767.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Studies Paul's speech at Athens (Acts 17) and the question whether it implies or supports natural theology.


Natural Theology in the Jewish Tradition

James Barr

in Biblical Faith and Natural Theology: The Gifford Lectures for 1991: Delivered in the University of Edinburgh

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263760
eISBN:
9780191600395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263767.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Studies Jewish works originating between the Old and New Testaments, some of them from the ‘Apocrypha’ but going back to early times.


Kartābhajā

Hugh B. Urban

in Songs of Ecstasy: Tantric and Devotional Songs from Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139013
eISBN:
9780199871674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139011.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This last chapter presents a translation of a humorous satirical poem by the famous Bengali poet, Dāśarathī Rāy (1805–57). He was particularly well known as a master of the Pāñcālī form, which are ... More


The Faithfulness of the Cross and the Idol of the Therapeutic

Joel James Shuman and Keith G. Meador

in Heal Thyself: Spirituality, Medicine, and the Distortion of Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195154696
eISBN:
9780199784714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515469X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

From the perspective of Christianity, religion as such is always liable to becoming idolatry. For Christians, the religious life is properly always a response to God's self‐giving in the life and the ... More


Selden, Jonson, and the Rabbis on Cross-Dressing and Bisexual Gods: Selden's Letter to Jonson

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286133
eISBN:
9780191713859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286133.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter proposes that a letter written by John Selden to Ben Jonson on 28 February 1616 is a milestone in the history of gender studies, no matter how that history is conceived. Selden answers ... More


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