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Coming to Terms

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the impact of demographic change (Southern population growth and Northern population decline) on the form of Christianity that is likely to be practiced in the future and ... More


The Virgin Mary, Christ, and the Discourse of Imperial Founding

Diliana N. Angelova

in Sacred Founders: Women, Men, and Gods in the Discourse of Imperial Founding, Rome through Early Byzantium

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520284012
eISBN:
9780520959682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284012.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The dynamic conversation between emperors and empresses and the Christian bishops about imperial power affected all parties. This chapter argues that just as the discourse of imperial power bent to ... More


The Angel’s Discourse: Prologue to the Angel’s Discourse on the Excellence of the Virgin

Denis Searby

in The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden, Volume 4: The Heavenly Emperor’s Book to Kings, The Rule, and Minor Works

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780195166286
eISBN:
9780190247515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166286.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The collection of twenty-one readings or lessons intended to be used daily by the nuns of the Birgittine Order at the Matins office, known in Latin as Sermo angelicus. These readings were ... More


Insurgents and Icons

Anna-Karina Hermkens and Eric Venbrux

in Ritual, Media, and Conflict

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735235
eISBN:
9780199895175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735235.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter tracks the appropriation and circulation of two very different kinds of images. First, it examines media depictions of a protest action at Rome’s Trevi Fountain, a tourist destination and ... More


Jonathan Edwards’ Reflections on the Virgin Mary

Stephen J. Stein

in Jonathan Edwards and Scripture: Biblical Exegesis in British North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190249496
eISBN:
9780190249526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190249496.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Stephen J. Stein focuses on Jonthan Edwards’ treatment of a figure in the New Testament, the Virgin Mary. He highlights a striking irony in Edwards’ exegesis by juxtaposing his steady criticism of ... More


The Monastery of the Holy Virgin Mary at al-Muharraq, Mount Qusqam: History and Heritage (Reflections of Its Monks)

Fr. Angelos al-Muharraqi

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The history of the Coptic Orthodox Church makes no mention of the monastic community or the Holy Virgin Church in the Qusqam region until the fourteenth century AD. However, manuscripts and ... More


Medjugorje’s Uniqueness: A Different Case Study for Neuroscience

Daniel Maria Klimek

in Medjugorje and the Supernatural: Science, Mysticism, and Extraordinary Religious Experience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190679200
eISBN:
9780190879983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679200.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

Cognitive sciences like neuroscience have been used to study more common, cultivated, or induced religious experiences like states of meditation or prayer; however, in Medjugorje, it is the first ... More


The Protevangelium of James and the Creative Rewriting of Matthew and Luke

Mark Goodacre

in Connecting Gospels: Beyond the Canonical/Non-Canonical Divide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198814801
eISBN:
9780191852480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814801.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The so-called Protevangelium of James is perhaps the most historically significant of all the non-canonical gospels. In prefacing its account of the birth of Jesus with an account of the birth and ... More


Conversations with the Living and the Dead

Laura Ashe

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume I: 1000-1350: Conquest and Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199575381
eISBN:
9780191845420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199575381.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers the ways in which ideas permeated and changed society over time, through mechanisms that cannot directly be seen in the literary record. It seeks to adumbrate the vibrant oral ... More


The Impossibility of Queering the Mother: New Sightings of the Virgin Mother in the ‘Secular’ State

Yvonne Sherwood

in The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198722618
eISBN:
9780191789311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722618.003.0037
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In this part autobiographical essay, I explore the social consequences of the rise of the so-called ‘tender years’ doctrine coinciding with the rise in divorce. I argue that this has led to increased ... More


The Venerable

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author travels to Kingsville, Texas to meet Sister Maximina, who has spent 40 years campaigning for the canonization of Mother Julia, the founder of the Missionary Daughters of the Most Pure ... More


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