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John and Thomas in Conflict—about What?

Ismo Dunderberg

in The Beloved Disciple in Conflict?: Revisiting the Gospels of John and Thomas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284962
eISBN:
9780191603785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284962.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues that it is not tenable to assume that Thomas is dependent on John, and that the theory that their affinities go back to a common sayings source also proves problematic. The most ... More


Jesus' I‐Sayings in Thomas and their Relationship to Johannine Traditions

Ismo Dunderberg

in The Beloved Disciple in Conflict?: Revisiting the Gospels of John and Thomas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284962
eISBN:
9780191603785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284962.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

A close analysis of I-sayings in Thomas and their relationship to Johannine writings supports the conclusion that there was no mutual dependence between these texts. The following sayings in Thomas ... More


Dongshan and the Teaching of Suchness

Dan Leighton Taigen

in Zen Masters

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195367645
eISBN:
9780199777181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367645.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the role in the Chan tradition of Dongshan Liangjie (807–869, J. Tōzan Ryōkai), considered the founder of the Caodong lineage, one of the “five houses” of Chan, which became ... More


The Language of the Mint

Hugh B. Urban

in Songs of Ecstasy: Tantric and Devotional Songs from Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139013
eISBN:
9780199871674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139011.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The collection of “Mint Sayings” (Ṭyāṅkśālī) for which translations are presented in this chapter was compiled in 1902 by Manulāl Miśra, a Kartābhajā author who tried to systematize this ortherwise ... More


The Living Voice

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/9780199747467.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter reviews the efforts that have been made to catch the authentic voice of the two men. As for Muhammad, it is generally conceded that, whatever their origin and however edited, it is his ... More


Mazu yulu and the Creation of the Chan Records of Sayings

Mario Poceski

Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright (eds)

in The Zen Canon: Understanding the Classic Texts

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195150674
eISBN:
9780199784615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150678.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the Mazu yulu, compiled around 1085, which purports to record the life and teachings of the famous Zen monk, Mazu Daoyi (709-788). It examines the structure of the text, its ... More


The Record of Hongzhi and the Recorded Sayings Literature of Song-Dynasty Chan

Morten Schlütter

Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright (eds)

in The Zen Canon: Understanding the Classic Texts

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195150674
eISBN:
9780199784615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150678.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter offers an analysis of the “recorded sayings” genre of Zen literature by focusing on the Chan master Hongzhi Zhengjue (1091-1157), a well-known Song dynasty Zen teacher around whom an ... More


The Apophthegmata Patrum: Text and Context

William, S.J. Harmless

in Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195162233
eISBN:
9780199835645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195162234.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Apophthegmata Patrum (Sayings of the Fathers) is a collection of more than 1,000 brief stories about and sayings by the desert fathers. Some are terse aphorisms, others portray dramatic ... More


Shards of Speech

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

in The Mystic Fable, Volume Two: The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226209135
eISBN:
9780226209272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226209272.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

John of the Cross is revisited, particularly with respect to his aphorisms, specifically in Sayings of Light and Love. Their form is that of the dicho (saying). The “you” oscillates between you “the ... More


The Graeco-Roman Literary Context for Avot

Amram Tropper

in Wisdom, Politics, and Historiography: Tractate Avot in the Context of the Graeco-Roman Near East

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199267125
eISBN:
9780191699184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267125.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter explores the literary context for the structure and contents of Avot. It suggests that Avot's collection of named sayings is a rabbinic version of a popular Hellenistic anthropology ... More


Context in the Sayings Collections

Stuart Weeks

in Early Israelite Wisdom

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270072
eISBN:
9780191683879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270072.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

When studying the nature of the major sections in Proverbs, it is the ‘sentence literature’ — of which the largest collections are found in chapters ... More


Proverbs and the Court

Stuart Weeks

in Early Israelite Wisdom

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270072
eISBN:
9780191683879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270072.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter examines the issues that directly affect our understanding of the origins and nature of wisdom literature in Israel, looking at evidence ... More


Maxims 1–3

Robert E. Sinkewicz

in Evagrius of Pontus: The Greek Ascetic Corpus

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199259939
eISBN:
9780191698651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259939.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents an English translation of the ascetic corpus writing of Evagrius of Pontus about gnomic sayings. The gnomic sayings in this piece are closely related to other earlier ... More


Introduction: The Community and the Text

GRAHAM GOULD

in The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263456
eISBN:
9780191682551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263456.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The phenomenon of asceticism as an expression of Christian spirituality is much older than the monastic movement of which asceticism is one necessary element. This chapter considers the text and the ... More


The Role of Aḥādīth (Traditions) Ascribed to the Prophet in the History of Islamic Societies

Hussein Ahmad Amin

in The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474437073
eISBN:
9781474453653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter critically engages with the corpus of sayings (Hadith) attributed to the Prophet. It discusses the different reasons for when and why many traditions were fabricated and forged. It ... More


Symposium of Quotations: Wit and Other Short Genres in War and Peace

Gary Saul Morson

in Tolstoy On War: Narrative Art and Historical Truth in “War and Peace”

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448980
eISBN:
9780801465895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448980.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines literary expressions of the kind of intelligence that were valued and scorned in War and Peace. These “wise sayings” and different exercises of the mind are encapsulated in ... More


Tones: Triggering Spirituality Through Literary and Fine Arts

Steven Heine

in From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen: A Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190637491
eISBN:
9780190637538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637491.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 8 uses the multifaceted term “tones” to explain the expressive role of texts that were produced as part of a growing publication industry to record and circulate various sermons in prose and ... More


Confucius: The Master Wishes to be Silent

Andrew Hui

in A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691188959
eISBN:
9780691190556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188959.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses how the Analects of Confucius is an assemblage of the master's sayings that, while not offering a systematic account of the good, virtue, or just governance, nevertheless ... More


Heraclitus: What is Hidden

Andrew Hui

in A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691188959
eISBN:
9780691190556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188959.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how Heraclitus' insistence on the primacy of the logos anticipates the philosophizing of Plato and Aristotle, who nonetheless reject their predecessor on account of his ... More


The Gospel of Thomas: What is Revealed

Andrew Hui

in A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691188959
eISBN:
9780691190556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188959.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter details how the Gospel of Thomas, like the Analects, is also the posthumous collection of a charismatic teacher. The sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas are difficult, obscure, and ... More


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