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With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Barry D. Walfish, and Joseph W. Goering (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book explores medieval scriptural interpretation. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are often characterized as religio-cultural siblings, traditions whose origins can be traced to the same ... More


The Meaning OF Gurbani: A Focus on Hermeneutic Techniques

Pashaura Singh

in The Guru Granth Sahib: Canon, Meaning and Authority

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663341
eISBN:
9780199080694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663341.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter examines the different approaches adopted by various schools of interpretation within the Sikh tradition and how an interpretation of a text relates to the issues of its epoch. It ... More


Law as a Religious Enterprise: Legal Interpretation and Scriptural Interpretation

Steven D. Smith

in Law and Religion: Current Legal Issues 2001 Volume 4

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199246601
eISBN:
9780191697616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246601.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses three features that unite scriptural and legal interpretation. Firstly, both kinds of interpretation treat texts as repositories of hidden or esoteric meanings. Secondly, both ... More


Knowing God in History and in the Church: Dei Verbum and ‘Nouvelle Théologie’

Brian E. Daley

in Ressourcement: A Movement for Renewal in Twentieth-Century Catholic Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199552870
eISBN:
9780191731037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552870.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Theology

One of the principal concerns among those preparing drafts of documents for the Second Vatican Council was to discuss the subject of divine revelation. In the nineteenth century, most Catholic ... More


Concepts of Scripture in the Schools of Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Ishmael

Azzan Yadin-Israel

in Jewish Concepts of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740620
eISBN:
9780814724798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740620.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses an assumption that the early rabbis were unproblematically committed to the authority of Scripture. On one hand, The Rabbi Ishmael midrashim marginalized extrascriptural ... More


Take and Read: Scripture and the Enticement of Meaning

Karmen Mackendrick

in Divine Enticement: Theological Seductions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242894
eISBN:
9780823242931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242894.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins by considering conversions to Christianity that are inspired by scriptural readings, and asks what it is about scripture that could draw desire so strongly. Arguing against both ... More


Against the Heresies

John Behr

in Irenaeus of Lyons: Identifying Christianity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199214624
eISBN:
9780191761720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214624.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter examines the literary and rhetorical structure of the five books of Irenaeus' Against the Heresies. It argues that the first two books fulfil Irenaeus' original intention of providing a ... More


Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy

Jonathan Gold

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168267
eISBN:
9780231538008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168267.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Indian Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu (fourth-fifth century ce) is known for his critical contribution to Buddhist Abhidharma thought, his turn to the Mahāyāna tradition, and his concise, ... More


Perpetual Peace

Gerald M. Mara

in Between Specters of War and Visions of Peace: Dialogic Political Theory and the Challenges of Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190903916
eISBN:
9780190903947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903916.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 3 considers Thomas Hobbes and Immanuel Kant, two authors aiming to establish stable political peace. While their statements differ significantly in both practical focus (domestic versus ... More


After the Messianic Idea

Matthew V. Novenson

in The Grammar of Messianism: An Ancient Jewish Political Idiom and Its Users

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190255022
eISBN:
9780190255046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190255022.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The modern study of ancient messianism has long been dominated by variations on the messianic idea hypothesis, a legacy of nineteenth-century metaphysical Idealism. Recent research has raised damning ... More


Discerning the Good in the Letters and Sermons of Augustine

Joseph Clair

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757764
eISBN:
9780191817670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757764.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This book turns to the vast collection of moral advice found in Augustine’s letters and sermons, mining these neglected and highly illuminating texts for examples of Augustine’s application of his ... More


God Visible: Patristic Christology Reconsidered

Brian E. Daley, SJ

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199281336
eISBN:
9780191746925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199281336.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book considers the early development and reception of what is today the most widely professed Christian conception of Christ. The development of this doctrine admits of wide variations in ... More


The Commonweal and Communal Harm

Sherman A. Jackson

in Initiative to Stop the Violence: Sadat's Assassins and the Renunciation of Political Violence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300196771
eISBN:
9780300211061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196771.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter spells out the Gamā‘ah’s understanding of the relationship between Islamic law and the commonweal. They insist that the law—including the provision of jihad—is for the purpose of ... More


Conclusions

Outi Lehtipuu

in Debates over the Resurrection of the Dead: Constructing Early Christian Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724810
eISBN:
9780191792274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724810.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter summarizes the main conclusions of the book. In the fluid and complex reality of the early Christian movement, boundaries, both mental and social, were seldom clear. To strengthen these ... More


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