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Tracing the Tradition

James Ker

in The Deaths of Seneca

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387032
eISBN:
9780199866793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387032.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter outlines the many receptions of Seneca's death in written and visual form, from late antiquity to the twenty-first century. It revisits the occasional allusions to the death in pagan and ... More


Reginald Pole (1500–1558): The Loss of Eden

David C. Steinmetz

in Reformers in the Wings: From Geiler von Kaysersberg to Theodore Beza

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130485
eISBN:
9780199869008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130480.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Reginald Pole was a cousin of Henry VIII of England, papal legate to the Council of Trent, and the last Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury during the reign of Mary Tudor. He supported the General of ... More


Last Things and Afterlives

Sheila Delany

in Impolitic Bodies: Poetry, Saints, and Society in Fifteenth-Century England: The Work of Osbern Bokenham

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109887
eISBN:
9780199855216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109887.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The final chapter discusses several issues surrounding the genre of hagiography. The first deals with the existence of an element of voyeuristic masculine sadism in male-authored narratives of female ... More


Championing a Communal Ethos: The Neo-Martyrdom of St. Salib in the Sixteenth Century

Febe Armanios

in Coptic Christianity in Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199744848
eISBN:
9780199894963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744848.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 2 investigates the popularity of the martyr Salib (d. 1512), who publicly defamed the Prophet Muhammad and later refused to convert to Islam in defense of his faith. The chapter examines why ... More


Keeping the Prophet's Family Alive: Profile of a Genealogical Discipline

Kazuo Morimoto

in Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on the discipline specialising in the genealogy of sayyids and sharīfs, developed by the Family of the Prophet Muhammad (Ahl al-Bayt) from the mid- to the latter half of the ... More


Body Imaging and Religious Reform: The Corpse as Idol

Susan Zimmerman

in The Early Modern Corpse and Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621033
eISBN:
9780748652198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621033.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter addresses the key issues in contestation from a reformist perspective, discussing the late medieval approaches to the paradox of the corpse, in theology and in iconographic and literary ... More


The Patriot Dead

Kevin Hearty

in Critical Engagement: Irish Republicanism, Memory Politics and Policing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940476
eISBN:
9781786944993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940476.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter assesses the centrality of martyrology to Irish republicanism as an ideology. It examines how the dead become a useful political resource for competing memory entrepreneurs who are keen ... More


The Meaning of Life

Alec Ryrie

in Being Protestant in Reformation Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199565726
eISBN:
9780191750731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565726.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter considers how Protestants understood the shape and narratives of their lives. It argues that Protestant theology encouraged a linear view of time, in which there was a life-course rather ... More


Righteousness and the Value of Suffering

Kathleen Parthé

in Russia's Dangerous Texts: Politics Between the Lines

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098518
eISBN:
9780300138221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098518.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the powerful cult of righteousness and suffering in the literary-political sphere in Russia. It examines the influence of the tribulations of a writer or text on literary ... More


Impure Gates: Menstruation and Identity in Sasanian Religious Life

Shai Secunda

in The Talmud's Red Fence: Menstrual Impurity And Difference In Babylonian Judaism And Its Sasanian Context

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198856825
eISBN:
9780191889974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856825.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter shows how menstrual rituals were a meaningful component of religious identity formation in the Sasanian Empire. Attitudes towards menstruation were used to categorize and differentiate ... More


“God made this fire for our comfort”: Puritan Children’s Literature in Context

Philippa Koch

in The Study of Children in Religions: A Methods Handbook

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776469
eISBN:
9780814777466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776469.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on two of the earliest and most successful books in children's martyrology, James Janeway's A Token for Children and Thomas White's A Little Book for Little Children, to ... More


The Maccabean Mother between Pagans, Jews, and Christians

Tessa Rajak

in Being Christian in Late Antiquity: A Festschrift for Gillian Clark

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199656035
eISBN:
9780191767821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656035.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Early Christian Studies

This essay proposes a new approach to an anonymous Greek-Jewish martyrology written during the period of the early Roman Empire in a city of the eastern provinces: the text known as the Fourth Book ... More


Reading Clarke’s Lives in Political and Polemical Context

Peter Lake

in Writing Lives: Biography and Textuality, Identity and Representation in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698233
eISBN:
9780191803772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698233.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the godly lives anthologised by Samuel Clarke within the generic contexts, and within the political and polemical circumstances, in which they were produced and consumed. More ... More


Martyrology

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the notion of martyrology by focusing on the case of Suzanne Urban, a schizophrenic studied by the Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Ludwig Binswanger. Urban is paranoid ... More


Christianity and Rome: A Study in Power Relationships

H. A. Drake

in Old Society, New Belief: Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190278359
eISBN:
9780190278373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278359.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

While Constantine’s conversion to Christianity changed the deity, it did not change the ideology of the Roman empire. Before Constantine’s relationship with Christianity, there was no religious body ... More


Walking in the Resurrection: Anabaptists

Erin Lambert

in Singing the Resurrection: Body, Community, and Belief in Reformation Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190661649
eISBN:
9780190661670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661649.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the ways in which resurrection was transformed in the songs and martyr stories of Dutch Anabaptism, with a particular focus on the trial of a clandestine community in which ... More


Christ, the Saints, Meditation

Neil Kenny

in Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This section examines the use of tenses to refer to the dead—and above all to Christ—in a range of genres that belonged to the practices of devotion and prayer. The genres studied are: devotional ... More


Embodied Geometry in Early Modern Theatre

Yelda Nasifoglu

in Embodiment: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190490447
eISBN:
9780190490478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190490447.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Reflecting on the anonymous academic comedy Blame Not Our Author written during the Counter-reformation at the English College in Rome, this short piece addresses some of early modern anxieties about ... More


The Exemplar

Phillip N. Haberkern

in Patron Saint and Prophet: Jan Hus in the Bohemian and German Reformations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190280734
eISBN:
9780190280758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280734.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This final chapter explores how Catholic and Lutheran authors integrated Jan Hus into the massive church histories and martyrologies that characterized mid-sixteenth-century inter-confessional ... More


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