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Reproduction by the Chaste: Parthenogenesis

John C. Avise

in Clonality: The Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution of Sexual Abstinence in Vertebrate Animals

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369670
eISBN:
9780199871063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369670.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Virgins can indeed give birth, and not only in Greek mythology. In biology, the word partheno appended by genesis (meaning origin) describes the clonal process by which a female procreates without ... More


Christmas (Cath. 11)

Gerard O'Daly

in Days Linked by Song: Prudentius' Cathemerinon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199263950
eISBN:
9780191741364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the themes of the poem: its relation to Ambrose's Christmas hymn (Hymn 5); God/Christ as creative Word; Christ as Wisdom; the winter solstice as the time of Christ's birth; ... More


Thomas Aquinas on Relations, Personhood, and Matter

Stephen H. Webb

in Jesus Christ, Eternal God: Heavenly Flesh and the Metaphysics of Matter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827954
eISBN:
9780199919468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827954.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Thomas Aquinas is the great thinker of immateriality and the paradigmatic representative of what is called classical theism. This chapter looks at his work from the perspective of its commitment to ... More


Virgin Birth

Daniel J. Lasker

in Jewish Philosophical Polemics Against Christianity in the Middle Ages: With a New Introduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113515
eISBN:
9781800340411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113515.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores Jewish philosophical arguments against the Christian doctrine of virgin conception. The Christian dogma of virgin birth teaches that Mary, the mother of Jesus, remained a virgin ... More


The Illegitimacy of Jesus: Strong Publics in Conflict

Laurie L. Patton

in Who Owns Religion?: Scholars and Their Publics in the Late Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226649344
eISBN:
9780226676036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226676036.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the 1987 work of Jane Schaberg. Focusing on the Gospel of Matthew, Schaberg summarizes the arguments for the Gospel text being about an illegitimate conception rather than a ... More


The Evidence of Incarnation

Richard Swinburne

in The Christian God

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235125
eISBN:
9780191598579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235127.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

God does not need to become incarnate, i.e. human, to forgive us, but it is good that he should do so to make his forgiveness available to us by means of an atonement for our sins; and also for many ... More


Jewish Philosophical Polemics Against Christianity in the Middle Ages: With a New Introduction

Daniel J. Lasker

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113515
eISBN:
9781800340411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113515.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book is based on a comprehensive reading of philosophical arguments drawn from all the major Jewish sources, published and unpublished, from the Geonic period in the ninth century until the dawn ... More


Stigmatical Drama

Ellen Mackay

in Persecution, Plague, and Fire: Fugitive Histories of the Stage in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500195
eISBN:
9780226500218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500218.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In comparison with the Roman form that precedes it, Catholic drama accords more pleasingly with an audience's experience. Instead of saddling the spectator with the burden of a guilt that must be ... More


Divine Conception

M. David Litwa

in How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter compares the divine conception of Jesus in the gospel of Luke with divine conception in the historical writings of Plutarch. But authors who were contemporaries reject the language of ... More


Christology

Terryl L. Givens

in Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Cosmos, God, Humanity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199794928
eISBN:
9780199378432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794928.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Mormon Christology has much in common with Christian orthodoxy, with some exceptions. Mormons identify Christ with the Jehovah of the Old Testament, considering him the principal member of the ... More


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