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Seeking the Face of the Lord: Joseph Smith and the First Temple Tradition

Margaret Barker and Kevin Christensen

in Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369786
eISBN:
9780199871292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369786.003.010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter comes to Mormonism as something only tangentially related to this chapter's author's own work in radically reformulating our understanding of ancient Jewish religion. The author of this ... More


Nephite Secularization; or, Picking and Choosing in The Book of Mormon

Grant Shreve

in Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221928
eISBN:
9780190221959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221928.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Church History

This chapter considers The Book of Mormon as a singular literary reflection on secularization as an effect of religious pluralism. The defining event in Joseph Smith’s early life was a visionary ... More


Finding Aten and Founding Akhet-Aten

James K. Hoffmeier

in Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199792085
eISBN:
9780190217693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792085.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, World Religions

This critical chapter examines the development of Atenism, seeking an explanation for what prompted this revolution. Taking a clue from the name of the temple, Gem-Pa-Aten (used of a temple at Amarna ... More


Developments in the Medieval Latin West

A. Mark Smith

in From Sight to Light: The Passage from Ancient to Modern Optics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174761
eISBN:
9780226174938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174938.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces the evolution of visual theory in the Latin West from late antiquity to around 1300. A key point in that evolution came in the twelfth century with the translation of ancient ... More


Eusebius and Porphyry: The Theophany

Michael Bland Simmons

in Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity: Porphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190202392
eISBN:
9780190202415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202392.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter is ground-breaking because of its analysis of the Syriac text of Eusebius of Caesarea’s last apology, the Theophany, one of the most neglected works in the history of Patristic ... More


Divine Epiphany in Greek Literature and Culture

Georgia Petridou

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723929
eISBN:
9780191791246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723929.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book argues that epiphanies in Greek literature and epigraphy not only reveal what the Greeks thought about their gods; they tell us just as much about the preoccupations, the preconceptions, ... More


Protest and Enlightenment in the Book of Job

Wes Morriston

in Renewing Philosophy of Religion: Exploratory Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198738909
eISBN:
9780191802089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738909.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter takes a close and critical look at the use made of the Book of Job by two contemporary Christian philosophers, Alvin Plantinga and Eleonore Stump. Their interpretations illustrate the ... More


Introduction

Georgia Petridou

in Divine Epiphany in Greek Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723929
eISBN:
9780191791246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723929.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction considers the significance of epiphany in both modern and ancient religious systems. A working definition of the concept of epiphany is offered, and the main focus of the book is ... More


The First and Last Day (1917–1922)

Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye

in China and the True Jesus: Charisma and Organization in a Chinese Christian Church

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190923464
eISBN:
9780190923495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923464.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, World Religions

Why do some big ideas catch on, spread, and endure while others fizzle? Analyzing Wei Enbo’s vision of Jesus and the religious revival it sparked gives us insight into the attraction of the True ... More


Adaptable Pedagogy

David Rylaarsdam

in John Chrysostom on Divine Pedagogy: The Coherence of his Theology and Preaching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198715382
eISBN:
9780191783159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715382.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

God’s adaptable teaching style has three primary methods: corporeal images, variation, and progression. When human beings no longer rose up to knowledge of the Creator by means of created things, the ... More


Christ and his Work

Anthony Briggman

in God and Christ in Irenaeus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198792567
eISBN:
9780191834561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792567.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 2 through 4 lead on to Chapter 5. Having established Irenaeus’ understanding of the nature of the divine being, the Word-Son, and the person of Christ, this chapter shows that central aspects ... More


The Church and Its Liturgy as Threshold of the New Creation

Paul M. Blowers

in Maximus the Confessor: Jesus Christ and the Transfiguration of the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199673940
eISBN:
9780191815829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673940.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Maximus’ ecclesiology is thoroughly “cosmic” and liturgico-centric. The Church in heaven and on earth is strategically both the theatre of the cosmic liturgy of praise and an active participant ... More


Song of Songs and Israel’s National Narrative

Jonathan Kaplan

in My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199359332
eISBN:
9780199359356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359332.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 2 outlines the various processes of figuration and pre-figuration employed in the tannaitic midrashim in order to correlate Song of Songs to archetypal events in Jewish history, particularly ... More


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