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The Leaping Child: Imagining the Unborn in Early Christian Literature

Catherine Playoust and Ellen Bradshaw Aitken

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Christian literature of the first and second centuries CE contains few references to unborn children; where they are found, however, the unborn become an important rhetorical site for constructing ... More


The Critic at Work: Coming of Age

F. E. Peters

in Jesus and Muhammad: Parallel Tracks, Parallel Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747467
eISBN:
9780199894796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747467.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter flows from the proposition that critical history attempts to apply criteria of facticity to literary texts and that redaction criticism in particular looks for traces of editorial ... More


The Hermeneutics of Pentecost and Crib

David Brown

in Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269915
eISBN:
9780191600432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269919.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Latin of John 19.30 (tradidit) is used to introduce the question of how the Spirit continues its work through a developing tradition. This is then explored at length in some of the reasons behind ... More


Israel’s National Restoration in Luke’s Infancy Narrative

Isaac W. Oliver

in Luke's Jewish Eschatology: The National Restoration of Israel in Luke-Acts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197530580
eISBN:
9780197530610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530580.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on Luke’s infancy narrative, examining how Luke’s opening sets the stage for the discussion of Israel’s restoration in the rest of Luke-Acts. Luke’s soteriological vocabulary is ... More


The Protevangelium of James and the Creative Rewriting of Matthew and Luke

Mark Goodacre

in Connecting Gospels: Beyond the Canonical/Non-Canonical Divide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198814801
eISBN:
9780191852480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814801.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The so-called Protevangelium of James is perhaps the most historically significant of all the non-canonical gospels. In prefacing its account of the birth of Jesus with an account of the birth and ... More


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