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Paul, 1 Peter, and Revelation

Gerald O'Collins and Michael Keenan Jones

in Jesus Our Priest: A Christian Approach to the Priesthood of Christ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576456
eISBN:
9780191723032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576456.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Even if the letters of Paul, 1 Peter, and the Book of Revelation never give Jesus the title of priest, they provide themes that contribute to a fuller picture of his priesthood. In particular, Paul ... More


Hebrews on Christ's Priesthood

Gerald O'Collins and Michael Keenan Jones

in Jesus Our Priest: A Christian Approach to the Priesthood of Christ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576456
eISBN:
9780191723032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576456.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter sets out what the Letter to the Hebrews means by calling Christ ‘high priest’ and ‘priest according to the order of Melchizedek’. This involves, above all, a ‘once‐and‐for‐all’ sacrifice ... 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


The Afterlife of St. Elizabeth

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Life and Afterlife of St. Elizabeth of Hungary: Testimony from her Canonization Hearings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732586
eISBN:
9780199894895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732586.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter treats that part of the testimony that pertains to the miracles associated with Elizabeth’s shrine in Marburg. It uses data contained within the 130 depositions to recreate the workings ... More


Miracle Depositions from the First Papal Commission (1233)

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Life and Afterlife of St. Elizabeth of Hungary: Testimony from her Canonization Hearings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732586
eISBN:
9780199894895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732586.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The first commission pertaining to Elizabeth’s cause was convened in January 1233 in Marburg to accept sworn depositions from witnesses to the miracles attributed to Elizabeth’s intercession. They ... More


Domesticating a Doctrine: Catholics and Lutherans

Peter J. Thuesen

in Predestination: The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195174274
eISBN:
9780199872138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174274.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

Despite their longstanding mutual hostility, Catholics and Lutherans shared a history of internal strife over predestination and a robust sacramentalism that set them apart from other American ... More


The Eschaton, the Judgment, and the Final Dispensation: Classical Islam

Jane Idleman Smith and Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

in The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156492
eISBN:
9780199834662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156498.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

A cluster of events to take place before and on the day of resurrection is detailed in the Qur’an. This chapter describes these events and examines how traditional Muslim commentators and theologians ... More


Chicago: Traditional Churches in a Modern Culture

Richard Kieckhefer

in Theology in Stone: Church Architecture From Byzantium to Berkeley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195154665
eISBN:
9780199835676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154665.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chicago: traditional churches in a modern culture. The churches built in Chicago between the great fire of 1871 and the First World War were almost all built in revival styles: the Gothic revival was ... More


The Presence of the Dead: Memory and Obligation Before the Reformation

PETER MARSHALL

in Beliefs and the Dead in Reformation England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207733
eISBN:
9780191716812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207733.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the religious and cultural significance of the dead in later 15th and early 16th-century England. It explains the late medieval theology of purgatory, and its diffusion in ... More


Conclusion: Debating the saints’ cult in the age of Gregory the Great and Muhammad

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/9780199646791.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

The conclusion revisits the book’s central theme, namely that the saints’ cult and miracles formed the subject of a significant and widespread debate in the early Byzantine world from the end of the ... More


Function and Meaning

Nigel Saul

in English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages: History and Representation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199215980
eISBN:
9780191710001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215980.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The chapter argues that the main function of monuments in the Middle Ages was liturgical: to prompt intercessory prayer for the soul(s) of the person(s) commemorated. The commissioning of monuments ... More


The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Laura Ackerman Smoller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452178
eISBN:
9780801470974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452178.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Vincent Ferrer (1350–1419), a celebrated Dominican preacher from Valencia, was revered as a living saint during his lifetime, receiving papal canonization within fifty years of his death. This book ... More


How anchorites helped others

Tom Licence

in Hermits and Recluses in English Society, 950–1200

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592364
eISBN:
9780191595639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592364.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Cultural History

Academic debates about sin and confession in the parish have begun to investigate the anchorite's role. Chapter 7, building on the argument that the anchorite's vocation was concerned with ... More


Themes in Prayer and Mystical Theology

John Renard

in Islam and Christianity: Theological Themes in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255081
eISBN:
9780520948334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255081.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores personal prayer and the individual believer's relationship to God and also mentions mystical theology in Islam and Christianity. Traditions of personal prayer in both Christian ... More


Flea Catching and the Vanity of Painting

Dalia Judovitz

in Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277438
eISBN:
9780823280551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277438.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter is devoted to an exploration of the role of painting as an instrument of intercession for attaining spiritual insight. Is the supposed “flea” catcher really holding a flea or a rosary ... More


Excursus: Istighfār (Seeking Divine Forgiveness)

Daniella Talmon-Heller

in Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This short excursus elaborates on the central role of istighfār (pleading for forgiveness) in Islamic prayer rites, especially during the sacred months, when God is particularly merciful, and the ... More


Mother of the Great Cherub of Light: The Book of Mary’s Repose

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217216
eISBN:
9780300219531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217216.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines one apocryphal text that offers insights into the rise of Marian piety and cult within early Christianity: the Liber Requiei Mariae, or Book of Mary’s Repose. The Book of Mary’s ... More


The Process of Canonization

Laura Ackerman Smoller

in The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452178
eISBN:
9780801470974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452178.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the legal proceedings that resulted in Vincent Ferrer's 1455 canonization. The three surviving inquests held in Brittany, Toulouse, and Naples reveal the differing ways in which ... More


The Secrets of the Oslo Channels: Lessons from Norwegian Peace Facilitation in the Middle East, Central America and the Balkans1

Jan Egeland

in The Long Road to Peace in Northern Ireland: Peace Lectures from the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool University

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310652
eISBN:
9781846314155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314155.006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter presents an insider's view of the effectiveness of ‘third–party’ intercession in conflict situations. The author was part of the Norwegian team that helped start the Middle East peace ... More


On the March

M. Cecilia Gaposchkin

in Invisible Weapons: Liturgy and the Making of Crusade Ideology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705151
eISBN:
9781501707988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705151.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at the liturgy of crusade in an attempt to appreciate the devotional and religious texture that the rites of prayer and intercession brought to the crusading experience. Unlike ... More


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