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An Illuminating Comparison: Augustine and Ambrose on the Theology of Death

David Albert Jones

in Approaching the End: A Theological Exploration of Death and Dying

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287154
eISBN:
9780191713231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287154.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The argument of Augustine in De civitate Dei is strikingly similar to that of Ambrose in De bono mortis. However, while Ambrose treats death as something good in itself, Augustine sees it as bad in ... More


The Whole Story of Redemption

Gerald SJ O'Collins

in Jesus Our Redeemer: A Christian Approach to Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199203130
eISBN:
9780191707742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203130.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The divine identity of Jesus is essential for the efficacy of salvation and its entire story. That story comprises all the stages in the human history of the incarnate Son of God—right from his ... More


Egypt

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The ancient Egyptians were the first culture that we know of systematically to correlate an afterlife with good and evil actions in this world. Far from being obsessed with death, the Egyptians were ... More


In One Way Natural, in Another Unnatural: Death in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas

David Albert Jones

in Approaching the End: A Theological Exploration of Death and Dying

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287154
eISBN:
9780191713231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287154.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In the Summa Theologiae, Thomas Aquinas develops Augustine's anthropology with the help of the rediscovered metaphysics of Aristotle. Thomas comes to stress that the power of understanding of the ... More


‘Baptized for the Dead’ (1 Cor 15:29): A Corinthian Slogan?

Jerome Murphy‐O'connor

in Keys to First Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564156
eISBN:
9780191721281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564156.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This verse is commonly interpreted as a reference to vicarious baptism, even though it is usually recognized that Paul would never have approved such a practice. The chapter argues that baptizein ... More


The New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter two scours the New Testament and other Christian literature, of roughly the same era, for passages in which there is a discussion of the possibility of salvation after death. Luke's parable ... More


Oracles and Caves

Yulia Ustinova

in Caves and the Ancient Greek Mind: Descending Underground in the Search for Ultimate Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548569
eISBN:
9780191720840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548569.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter discusses oracles focused on caves and subterranean chambers, such as the prophetic caves belonging to Pan and the Nymphs, oracles of the dead (at Taenarum, Heracleia Pontica, and ... More


Nonconformity in the Use of Cambrai Cathedral: Guillaume Du Fay's Foundations

Barbara Haggh

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195124538
eISBN:
9780199868421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Before his death, Dufay founded seventeen monophonic and polyphonic Masses to be held by his tomb in a chapel, Masses for saints not in the service books for the main choir of Cambrai Cathedral, thus ... More


The Totally Reformed Religion

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter carries on the comparison between Deuteronomy and Leviticus in two specific domains. One is the question of whether the Levitical laws supported the idea of one central shrine at ... More


Thecla's Prayer for Falconilla

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter three is an intensive study of one of the Apocryphal Acts of the apostles, namely, the second‐century Acts of Paul, which includes a long section about Thecla, a female companion of Paul from ... More


Introduction

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

This chapter introduces the central notion that Mexico and Mexicanness are constructs, shaped and performed through multiple modes for interfacing nationalist and tourist agendas. Establishing the ... More


Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

The book reveals how the Dance of the Old Men and Night of the Dead of Lake Pátzcuaro act as icons of Mexico and Mexicanness. Covering a ninety-year period from the postrevolutionary era of the 1920s ... More


Mourning the Dead

Saul M. Olyan

in Biblical Mourning: Ritual and Social Dimensions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199264865
eISBN:
9780191698996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264865.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on mourning the dead. All mourning behaviours function to separate the mourner ritually from society and the cult. The ritual separation of the mourner over the dead is ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The introduction looks at the posthumous salvation of non‐Christians in the nineteenth‐century American context as practiced by Shakers and Latter‐day Saints (a.k.a. Mormons), in order to set the ... More


Perpetua's Prayer for Dinocrates

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Examines posthumous salvation in a text called The Passion of Perpetua and Felicitas. The text purports to contain diaries of the North African martyrs, Perpetua and Saturus, while in prison before ... More


Conclusion: Job and the Epitaph

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter sets Job inside a short history of the epitaph. It considers the practice of redemptive reading as constantly engaged in a struggle to preserve susceptibility towards private ... More


“Ghostly Light”: Visualizing the Voice in James Joyce’s and John Huston’s “The Dead”

Luke Gibbons

in Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Joyce's story “The Dead” is framed by the voice of a servant, the voice from below. Film adaptations of Joyce's fiction have failed to catch the intonations of the voice in his stories, but John ... More


“The Commercial Spirit Has Entered In”: Speech, Fiction, and Advertising

Ellen Gruber Garvey

in The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture, 1880s to 1910s

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108224
eISBN:
9780199855070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108224.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

As advertising increasingly entered daily life, writers and commentators grappled with the meaning of the new advertising discourse. This chapter examines the more diffuse movement of advertising ... More


Petitionary Mourning

Saul M. Olyan

in Biblical Mourning: Ritual and Social Dimensions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199264865
eISBN:
9780191698996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264865.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter provides an in-depth discussion of petitionary mourning, the mourning rites followed by individuals and communal supplicants in time of need. Petitionary mourning is a second, distinct ... More


Dimensions of Death: First published in Religion and Medicine (1975), ed. M. A. H. Melinsky, pp. 113–16. London: S.C.M. Press Ltd.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

In 1975, Cicely Saunders published a chapter based on a talk commissioned by the Religious Department of the BBC's European Services and which was broadcast in Germany on ‘The Day of the Dead’. It ... More


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