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The Procession of Women

Michael Peppard

in The World's Oldest Church: Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300213997
eISBN:
9780300216516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300213997.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The eastern and northern walls of the baptistery feature the main artistic program, which is a procession of women. This chapter surveys and challenges the usual identification and interpretation of ... More


Gérard de Mailly OP

D.L. D’AVRAY

in Medieval Marriage Sermons: Mass Communication in a Culture without Print

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208143
eISBN:
9780191716522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208143.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter analyses the sermon delivered by Gérard de Mailly. The underlying structure of the sermon can be expressed schematically as follows: heretics disapprove of marriage, but the Lord ... More


Theatrical Shows and Ascetic Lives: John Chrysostom's Attack on Spiritual Marriage

Blake Leyerle

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215580
eISBN:
9780520921634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215580.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book provides an original and rewarding context for understanding the prolific fourth-century Christian theologian John Chrysostom and the religious and social world in which he lived. The book ... More


Spiritual Marriage

Blake Leyerle

in Theatrical Shows and Ascetic Lives: John Chrysostom's Attack on Spiritual Marriage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215580
eISBN:
9780520921634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215580.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the practice and popularity of spiritual marriage. Medievalists define spiritual marriage as sexual abstinence within wedlock, or what historians of early Christianity would ... More


Ridiculous Men

Blake Leyerle

in Theatrical Shows and Ascetic Lives: John Chrysostom's Attack on Spiritual Marriage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215580
eISBN:
9780520921634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215580.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Spiritual marriage was a situation made for comedy. John Chrysostom is vividly aware of the multiple ways in which society mirrors the world of the stage. The joke of spiritual marriage and the way ... More


Frightful Women

Blake Leyerle

in Theatrical Shows and Ascetic Lives: John Chrysostom's Attack on Spiritual Marriage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215580
eISBN:
9780520921634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215580.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A shift in tone is instantly evident in the opening of John Chrysostom's treatise to the women. In the treatise to women, spiritual marriage is tragic because it concerns not common people but those ... More


Virginity, sexuality, and temptation

Juliana Dresvina

in A Maid with a Dragon: The Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780197265963
eISBN:
9780191772061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265963.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter 9 attempts to redirect the focus of attention from virginity as a sexually appealing category and from the saint’s corporeality as an inevitable reason for the saint’s sexual temptation. It ... More


Dharmapala as Theosophist

Steven Kemper

in Rescued from the Nation: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226199078
eISBN:
9780226199108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226199108.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Theosophical Society was a late 19th century affective community that brought together people who were unlikely to meet under other circumstances. Theosophical branches overcame the centrifugal ... More


Introduction

Blake Leyerle

in Theatrical Shows and Ascetic Lives: John Chrysostom's Attack on Spiritual Marriage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215580
eISBN:
9780520921634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215580.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book presents an exploration of the role and nature of the theater in late antique urban culture. The theater in Antioch was the premier social institution. Ironically, the best source of data ... More


John Chrysostom's Role

Blake Leyerle

in Theatrical Shows and Ascetic Lives: John Chrysostom's Attack on Spiritual Marriage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215580
eISBN:
9780520921634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215580.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Arguing that John Chrysostom was committed to a doctrine of “accommodation” at all levels and from the earliest days of his ministry, David Rylaarsdam situates variation at the heart of Chrysostom's ... More


Conclusion

Blake Leyerle

in Theatrical Shows and Ascetic Lives: John Chrysostom's Attack on Spiritual Marriage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215580
eISBN:
9780520921634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215580.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

John Chrysostom's fundamental accusation against the couples living in spiritual marriage is that the apparent holiness of their lives is as much an illusion as any stage show. His argument stresses ... More


Nomos: Submission to God’s Will

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512725
eISBN:
9780262315111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512725.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses how religion turns the idea of love into a form of submission. In Christianity, all must believe that man is created in the likeness of God; because a likeness is always ... More


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