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Plato

Andrew Louth

in The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: From Plato to Denys

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199291403
eISBN:
9780191710674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291403.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Mystical theology, or perhaps better, a doctrine of contemplation, is not simply an element in Plato’s philosophy, but something that penetrates and informs his whole understanding of the world. ... More


Power & Purity: Cathar Heresy in Medieval Italy

Carol Lansing

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195149807
eISBN:
9780199849079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149807.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Catharism was a popular medieval heresy based on the belief that the creation of humankind was a disaster in which angelic spirits were trapped in matter by the devil. Their only goal was to escape ... More


 God and the Theologian

Gregory A. Beeley

in Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God: In Your Light We Shall See Light

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195313970
eISBN:
9780199871827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313970.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the spiritual dialectic of purification and illumination, or praxis and theoria, within which Christians come to know God. In turn, it addresses Gregory's response to the ... More


The Ambiguous Power of Fire and Sites of Accumulation

Rebecca M. Empson

in Harnessing Fortune: Personhood, Memory and Place in Mongolia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264737
eISBN:
9780191753992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264737.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In Ashinga's district centre, wealth is increasingly visible in the form of people's elaborately constructed wooden houses. This chapter shows that these static displays have, over the past decade, ... More


Christ, Salvation, and Knowledge of God

Luigi Gioia

in The Theological Epistemology of Augustine's De Trinitate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553464
eISBN:
9780191720796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553464.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

The Christology of the treatise provides us with three crucial parameters for a proper theological epistemology: the dependence of knowledge of God on the Incarnation; the link between knowledge of ... More


 Platonist Grace: Inner Help to Love

Phillip Cary

in Inner Grace: Augustine in the Traditions of Plato and Paul

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336481
eISBN:
9780199868438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336481.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Augustine's doctrine of grace has roots in his Platonism, in which happiness is attained by wisdom (i.e., intellectual vision of divine Truth) and wisdom is attained by virtue, which consists of ... More


 Knowing What to Believe

Ken Binmore

in Playing for Real: Game Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195300574
eISBN:
9780199783748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300574.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter describes John Harsanyi's theory of so-called games of incomplete information using Poker as a motivating example. The chapter begins by analyzing a simplified version of Von Neumann's ... More


The Unwieldy Fetish: Desi Fantasies, Roots Tourism, and Diasporic Desires

Thomas Blom Hansen

in Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152950
eISBN:
9781400842612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152950.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the new economy of diasporic imagination that hit South Africa after 1994. It begins by examining a range of narratives of roots tourism whereby thousands of South African ... More


Global Hindus and Pure Muslims: Universalist Aspirations and Territorialized Lives

Thomas Blom Hansen

in Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152950
eISBN:
9781400842612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152950.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the quest for religious purification that arose from the Indian middle class in South Africa. It talks about the power and attractiveness of neo-Hindu movements in South Africa ... More


Epigraphy and Greek Religion1

Robert Parker

in Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265062
eISBN:
9780191754173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The main part of this chapter reviews the role of texts and writing within the practice of ancient Greek religion, and seeks to modify the common view that oral tradition provided most Greek ritual ... More


High-throughput cloning, expression, and purification

Raymond J. Owens, Joanne E. Nettleship, Nick S. Berrow, Sarah Sainsbury, A. Radu Aricescu, David I. Stuart, and David K. Stammers

in Macromolecular Crystallography: conventional and high-throughput methods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520979
eISBN:
9780191706295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520979.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

High-throughput sequencing of eukaryotic, viral, and bacterial genomes provides a huge database of proteins with potential for structure-function analysis. In response to this opportunity, structural ... More


Crystallography in the study of protein–DNA interaction

Maninder K. Sohi and Ivan Laponogov

in Macromolecular Crystallography: conventional and high-throughput methods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520979
eISBN:
9780191706295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520979.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

In the living cell, protein-DNA interactions take place during genetic processes such as chromatin organization, recombination, replication, transcription, and DNA repair. In order to fully ... More


Universal Perfection

Morwenna Ludlow

in Universal Salvation: Eschatology in the Thought of Gregory of Nyssa and Karl Rahner

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270225
eISBN:
9780191600661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270224.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter analyses different sorts of evidence for the claim that Gregory of Nyssa asserted that all people would be saved. First, it notes those places where Gregory appears to state this belief ... More


Book Burning as Purification in Early Byzantium

Judith Herrin

in Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines book burning as a form of purification, designed to protect readers and listeners from inaccurate or downright misleading material, during the early Byzantine period. Throughout ... More


The Purification of Mary, or Candlemas

Beth Kreitzer

in Reforming Mary: Changing Images of the Virgin Mary in Lutheran Sermons of the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195166545
eISBN:
9780199835188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516654X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores Lutheran sermons on the text on Mary’s Purification. The picture of Mary that emerges is one of subordination: she is humble and obedient to a law of which she is free; she is ... More


‘Walk Towards him Shining’ 1

Lewis Ayres

in Nicaea and its Legacy: An Approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780198755067
eISBN:
9780191602788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198755066.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Builds on the previous two, looking first at common pro-Nicene anthropological themes. Pro-Nicenes share ‘dual-focus’ anthropologies, in which a rightly ordered soul is attentive both to the ... More


From Paralysis to Pilgrimage (34:1–35:20): Dinah: Paralysis at Shechem (Chap. 34) Deborah: Pilgrimage through Bethel (35:1–20)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0033
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The next two episodes form a contrast, a form of antithetic parallelism. The seduction of Dinah leaves Jacob motionless and weak (Genesis 34); but then he embarks on a journey that, despite the ... More


Jacob Weeping for Joseph

Mary Douglas

in Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265237
eISBN:
9780191602054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265232.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Continues the argument advanced in the first chapter on the anxiety of the Pentateuch's priestly editors about the solidarity between Judah and the descendants of Joseph's sons Ephraim and Manasseh. ... More


Uncleanness and Taboo Draw the Lines of the World

Mary Douglas

in Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265237
eISBN:
9780191602054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265232.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Taboos are effective for guarding thought, and this chapter is about the equivalent role of performance in protecting what is known: it suggests that taboos should be seen as performative acts that ... More


Experimental techniques: sample preparation

Dennis Sherwood and Jon Cooper

in Crystals, X-rays and Proteins: Comprehensive Protein Crystallography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199559046
eISBN:
9780191595028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559046.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This chapter discusses the basic molecular biology of cloning a gene of interest and expressing the corresponding protein in a suitable host. It covers the principles underlying protein purification ... More


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