Vicarious Kingship

Vicarious Kingship

Author: Manolis Papoutsakis

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 316153929X

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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In Late Antiquity, the biblical text served as the fundamental source of reference for Syriac intellectuals in their thinking about political power. Manolis Papoutsakis takes this point seriously and explains in detail the different exegetical steps by which certain attitudes to imperial power were reached.

Pro Rege

Pro Rege

Author: Abraham Kuyper

Publisher: Lexham Press

ISBN: 9781577997238

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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Abraham Kuyper wrote Pro Rege to bridge the divide between believers' lives inside and outside the church. He believed that a healthy view of Jesus' kingship was essential to closing that gap. In this first volume, Kuyper discusses how Satan's kingdom opposes, undermines, and obscures Christ's kingship. He then lays out the kingship of Christ according to Scripture. From his vantage point at the dawn of the 20th century, Kuyper explains the scope of Christ's dominion over all of life in his own culture--yet does so in a way that also strikingly impacts the 21st-century reader. This new translation of Pro Rege, created in partnership with the Abraham Kuyper Translation Society and the Acton Institute, is part of a major series of new translations of Kuyper's most important writings. The Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology marks a historic moment in Kuyper studies, aimed at deepening and enriching the church's development of public theology.

The Umayyad World

The Umayyad World

Author: Andrew Marsham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317430056

Category: History

Page: 616

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The Umayyad World encompasses the archaeology, history, art, and architecture of the Umayyad era (644–750 CE). This era was formative both for world history and for the history of Islam. Subjects covered in detail in this collection include regions conquered in Umayyad times, ethnic and religious identity among the conquerors, political thought and culture, administration and the law, art and architecture, the history of religion, pilgrimage and the Qur’an, and violence and rebellion. Close attention is paid to new methods of analysis and interpretation, including source critical studies of the historiography and inter-disciplinary approaches combining literary sources and material evidence. Scholars of Islamic history, archaeologists, and researchers interested in the Umayyad Caliphate, its context, and infl uence on the wider world, will find much to enjoy in this volume.

1 Samuel as Christian Scripture

1 Samuel as Christian Scripture

Author: Stephen B. Chapman

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467445160

Category: Religion

Page: 357

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This work by Stephen Chapman offers a robustly theological and explicitly Christian reading of 1 Samuel. Chapman’s commentary reveals the theological drama at the heart of that biblical book as it probes the tension between civil religion and vital religious faith through the characters of Saul and David.

Genesis 37 and 39 in the Early Syriac Tradition

Genesis 37 and 39 in the Early Syriac Tradition

Author: Kristian Heal

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004526969

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This book explores Syriac literary culture and the dynamic afterlives of biblical figures through a survey and study of the uniquely rich and diverse corpus of stories about the Old Testament patriarch Joseph that survive from Syriac late antiquity.

Unveiling a Parallel

Unveiling a Parallel

Author: Alice Ilgenfritz Jones

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815625383

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 758

The narrator travels to Mars where he finds a society in which women have equality with men, in a satire of gender roles and discrimination against women originally published in 1893

A Prophet Has Appeared

A Prophet Has Appeared

Author: Stephen J. Shoemaker

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520299603

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 601

Early Islam has emerged as a lively site of historical investigation, and scholars have challenged the traditional accounts of Islamic origins by drawing attention to the wealth of non-Islamic sources that describe the rise of Islam. A Prophet Has Appeared brings this approach to the classroom. This collection provides students and scholars with carefully selected, introduced, and annotated materials from non-Islamic sources dating to the early years of Islam. These can be read alone or alongside the Qur'an and later Islamic materials. Applying historical-critical analysis, the volume moves these invaluable sources to more equal footing with later Islamic narratives about Muhammad and the formation of his new religious movement. Included are new English translations of sources by twenty authors, originally written in not only Greek and Latin but also Syriac, Georgian, Armenian, Hebrew, and Arabic and spanning a geographic range from England to Egypt and Iran. Ideal for the classroom and personal library, this sourcebook provides readers with the tools to meaningfully approach a new, burgeoning area of Islamic studies.

The Ways That Often Parted

The Ways That Often Parted

Author: Lori Baron

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9780884143161

Category: Religion

Page: 460

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Focused studies on the historical interactions and formations of Judaism and Christianity This volume of essays, from an internationally renowned group of scholars, challenges popular ways of understanding how Judaism and Christianity came to be separate religions in antiquity. Essays in the volume reject the belief that there was one parting at an early point in time and contest the argument that there was no parting until a very late date. The resulting volume presents a complex account of the numerous ways partings occurred across the ancient Mediterranean spanning the first four centuries CE. Features: Case studies that explore how Jews and Christians engaged in interaction, conflict, and collaboration Examinations of the gospels, Paul’s letters, the book of James, as well as rabbinic and noncanonical Christian texts New evidence for historical reconstructions of how Christianity came on the world scene

John 18:28-19:22 and the Paradox of Judgement

John 18:28-19:22 and the Paradox of Judgement

Author: Blake Wassell

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161599286

Category: Religion

Page: 341

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In this study, Blake Wassell applies new Roman and Jewish contexts to a Johannine ambiguity, which is Pilate declaring Jesus both innocent and guilty of making himself King of the Ἰουδαῖοι. Pilate repeats that he finds in Jesus no basis for the accusation, and yet he also writes the content of the accusation in the inscription on the cross. The paradox leads readers into another paradox: the Ἰουδαῖοι make themselves the accused as they make the accusation, and Jesus conquers as he is conquered. The author analyses how they destroy the temple of his body, so that he can raise it and how they exalt him, so that he can reveal himself.

The Good Christian Ruler in the First Millennium

The Good Christian Ruler in the First Millennium

Author: Philip Michael Forness

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110725650

Category: Religion

Page: 473

View: 398

The late antique and early medieval Mediterranean was characterized by wide-ranging cultural and linguistic diversity. Yet, under the influence of Christianity, communities in the Mediterranean world were bound together by common concepts of good rulership, which were also shaped by Greco-Roman, Persian, Caucasian, and other traditions. This collection of essays examines ideas of good Christian rulership and the debates surrounding them in diverse cultures and linguistic communities. It grants special attention to communities on the periphery, such as the Caucasus and Nubia, and some essays examine non-Christian concepts of good rulership to offer a comparative perspective. As a whole, the studies in this volume reveal not only the entanglement and affinity of communities around the Mediterranean but also areas of conflict among Christians and between Christians and other cultural traditions. By gathering various specialized studies on the overarching question of good rulership, this volume highlights the possibilities of placing research on classical antiquity and early medieval Europe into conversation with the study of eastern Christianity.

Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East

Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East

Author: Philip Michael Forness

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192561794

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Preaching formed one of the primary, regular avenues of communication between ecclesiastical elites and a wide range of society. Clergy used homilies to spread knowledge of complex theological debates prevalent in late antique Christian discourse. Some sermons even offer glimpses into the locations in which communities gathered to hear orators preach. Although homilies survive in greater number than most other types of literature, most do not specify the setting of their initial delivery, dating, and authorship. Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East addresses how we can best contextualize sermons devoid of such information. The first chapter develops a methodology for approaching homilies that draws on a broader understanding of audience as both the physical audience and the readership of sermons. The remaining chapters offer a case study on the renowned Syriac preacher Jacob of Serugh (c. 451-521) whose metrical homilies form one of the largest sermon collections in any language from late antiquity. His letters connect him to a previously little-known Christological debate over the language of the miracles and sufferings of Christ through his correspondence with a monastery, a Roman military officer, and a Christian community in South Arabia. He uses this language in homilies on the Council of Chalcedon, on Christian doctrine, and on biblical exegesis. An analysis of these sermons demonstrates that he communicated miaphysite Christology to both elite reading communities as well as ordinary audiences. Philip Michael Forness provides a new methodology for working with late antique sermons and discloses the range of society that received complex theological teachings through preaching.