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Providence

Gordon Graham

in The Shape of the Past: A Philosophical Approach to History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192892553
eISBN:
9780191670619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892553.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

Vico believed in the historical importance of Divine Providence. His writings give considerable importance to theological conceptions and he himself was a religious person. The question of God's ... More


Cities and Sacred History

Zayde Antrim

in Routes and Realms: The Power of Place in the Early Islamic World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199913879
eISBN:
9780199980178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913879.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the textual strategies of naming and locating cities and assembling foundation or conquest narratives in topographical histories and “merits” (faḍāʾil) treatises. These ... More


Marshalling the sacred, 1598–1621

Judith Pollmann

in Catholic Identity and the Revolt of the Netherlands, 1520‐1635

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609918
eISBN:
9780191729690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609918.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

After Albert and Isabella became Archdukes of the Habsburg Netherlands the fusion of the religious and the political became complete. Piety and political success were very much interwoven.. This lent ... More


Old Testament Prophecy and Protestant Conceptions of Sacred History

G. Sujin Pak

in The Reformation of Prophecy: Early Modern Interpretations of the Prophet & Old Testament Prophecy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190866921
eISBN:
9780190866952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190866921.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

Luther, Swiss Reformed leaders, and Calvin divergently identified the prime content of sacred history. Luther sharply contrasted the history of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah and historical ... More


Chronological Table

Donald Phillip Verene

in Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the Chronological Table of the New Science. The Chronological Table, the first section of Book 1—Establishment of Principles—shows the origin and genesis of the ancient ... More


Leibniz’s Concept of Historia Sacra

Irena Backus

in Leibniz: Protestant Theologian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199891849
eISBN:
9780199392865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891849.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 6 gives a rapid survey of existing literature on Leibniz as historian and examines the hitherto little-explored question of him as historian of the sacred. In fact Leibniz’s account of sacred ... More


Later Lutheran, Swiss Reformed, and Calvinist Readings of Sacred History in the Old Testament Prophets

G. Sujin Pak

in The Reformation of Prophecy: Early Modern Interpretations of the Prophet & Old Testament Prophecy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190866921
eISBN:
9780190866952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190866921.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

The next generation of Lutheran, Swiss Reformed, and Calvinist Reformed leaders retained the distinctive confessional emphases on transition (Luther), extension (Calvin), and covenant (Swiss ... More


Yeshe Tsogyel: Enlightened Consort, Great Teacher, Female Role Model

Rita M. Gross

in A Garland of Feminist Reflections: Forty Years of Religious Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255852
eISBN:
9780520943667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255852.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Yeshe Tsogyel, probably Tibet's most influential and famous female religious teacher and one of the world's most significant female religious exemplars, lived in the eighth century CE. Tsogyel's ... More


Jews, Arabic-Speakers, and New Saints: The False Chronicles and Controversy

Katrina B. Olds

in Forging the Past: Invented Histories in Counter-Reformation Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300185225
eISBN:
9780300186062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185225.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter maintains that it was precisely Higuera’s acute awareness of evolving standards of historical criticism that enabled him to mold the texts to the expectations of his audience, and to ... More


Christianity and History

Andrew Meszaros

in The Prophetic Church: History and Doctrinal Development in John Henry Newman and Yves Congar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198786344
eISBN:
9780191828645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786344.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

Chapter 4 seeks to continue unpacking the relationship between the two overarching themes of the book: the subject and history. The first section discusses the subject as a historian, and so treats ... More


Conclusion: New Saints, New Histories in Modern Spain

Katrina B. Olds

in Forging the Past: Invented Histories in Counter-Reformation Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300185225
eISBN:
9780300186062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185225.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This concluding chapter notes that, in spite of the derision with which modern scholars have come to regard the false chronicles, their indelible mark on local history and religion remains. The fact ... More


Leibniz: Protestant Theologian

Irena Backus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199891849
eISBN:
9780199392865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891849.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

As there is no recent scholarship regarding the connection between Leibniz’s thought and Protestant theology, this book tackles the question from the point of view of the history of ideas using new ... More


The Reformation of Prophecy: Early Modern Interpretations of the Prophet & Old Testament Prophecy

G. Sujin Pak

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190866921
eISBN:
9780190866952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190866921.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

The Reformation of Prophecy presents and supports the case for viewing the prophet and biblical prophecy as a powerful lens by which to illuminate many aspects of the reforming work of the Protestant ... More


Book, Word, Page

Sarah Kay

in Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436739
eISBN:
9780226436876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226436876.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter concerns bestiaries’ relationship to the book of nature and the book of scripture. In Confessions Augustine describes how the process of reading clothes readers in a second skin that can ... More


The Purposeful Church in A History of the Work of Redemption

Rhys S. Bezzant

in Jonathan Edwards and the Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890309
eISBN:
9780199352630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890309.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This section explains Edwards’s view of the divine work in history through exploration of the relationship between the church and its context. The church is God’s way of bringing order and unity to ... More


Moses' Veil: Secularization as Christian Myth

Robert A. Yelle

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter argues that the view that law is properly secular, or separate from, religion finds its roots in earlier theological readings of history. This includes the central event of Christian ... More


Irenaeus and Origen: A Christology of Manifestation

Brian E. Daley, SJ

in God Visible: Patristic Christology Reconsidered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199281336
eISBN:
9780191746925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199281336.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Irenaeus wrote his two extant works chiefly to distinguish right faith from the various contemporary forms of “Gnostic” Christianity, which challenged the goodness and relevance of the material ... More


Conclusion

G. Sujin Pak

in The Reformation of Prophecy: Early Modern Interpretations of the Prophet & Old Testament Prophecy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190866921
eISBN:
9780190866952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190866921.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

The prophet and biblical prophecy challenged Roman Catholic priestly authority and asserted the priesthood of all believers and then later functioned to clarify and strengthen Protestant clerical ... More


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