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Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions

Edited by Christian Wedemeyer and Wendy Doniger.

February 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Christian Theology. 368 pages.

This book brings together an international group of leading scholars of religion to reflect in concert on the lives, works, and legacies of two of the twentieth century’s most influential...

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Toward a Generous Orthodoxy

Jason A. Springs.

October 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Christian Theology. 248 pages.

Toward a Generous Orthodoxy provides a refined exposition of Hans Frei’s christologically motivated engagement with Ludwig Wittgenstein, Clifford Geertz, Erich Auerbach, his...

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Evangelicalism and National Identity in Ulster, 1921-1998

Patrick Mitchel.

October 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Book. Subjects: Religious Studies. 374 pages.

Examines the interaction between nationalism and evangelical Protestantism, the most influential and historically significant sector of Christianity in Ulster. Different evangelical...

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Calendar and Community

Sacha Stern.

October 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Book. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 250 pages.

Traces the development of the Jewish calendar—how months and years were reckoned—from its earliest descriptions in the second century b.c.e. until it reached, in the tenth century c.e., to...

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The Eschatology of Hans Urs von Balthasar

Nicholas J. Healy.

June 2005; p ublished online February 2006 .

Book. Subjects: Christian Theology. 280 pages.

This book represents a study of the meaning of “the end” in the writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar, that highlights both the originality and the fruitfulness of his vision of a reciprocal...

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Solar and Lunar Calendars

Sacha Stern.

in Calendar and Community

October 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 21788 words.

Ancient sources including the books of Enoch and Jubilees, Qumran and related literature, Philo, Josephus, Graeco‐Roman, and early Christian sources, reveal that a variety of solar and...

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The Intercalation

Sacha Stern.

in Calendar and Community

October 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 23942 words.

Through most of our period, the intercalation of a thirteenth month to the year (designed to bring the lunar calendar in line with the annual seasons) was independently carried out by the...

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The New Moon

Sacha Stern.

in Calendar and Community

October 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 25953 words.

The month in Jewish lunar calendars usually began when the new moon crescent was first sighted, as evident from Philo, Josephus, and other literary and epigraphic sources (e.g. the Berenike...

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The Rabbinic Calendar: Development and History

Sacha Stern.

in Calendar and Community

October 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 26353 words.

The calendar described in the Mishnah and Tosefta (early third century c.e.) is purely empirical, both in its intercalation procedure and in its determination of the new moon. But in the...

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Calendar and Community: The Emergence of the Normative Jewish Calendar

Sacha Stern.

in Calendar and Community

October 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 29377 words.

Investigates why the rabbinic calendar may have developed in this way (see ch.4). Theories based on notions of anti‐Jewish persecution, Christian influence, or scientific progress are...

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