Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-10 of 10 items for:

Religion x Christianity x Religious Studies x History of Religion x clear all

1Corinthians

Judith L. Kovacs.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible

January 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Christianity; History of Religion. 6137 words.

One of the earliest surviving Christian writings, Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians provides a fascinating picture of the life of one early Christian community and the challenges its...

Go to »  abstract

Desire and the Body in the Patristic Period

Mathew Kuefler.

in The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender

November 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; History of Religion; Christianity. 6155 words.

The period between the third and fifth centuries CE was crucial for the development of Christianity not least for ideas about desire and the body. Patristic writers hoped for the...

Go to »  abstract

The First Millennium

Mark Edwards.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Christianity; History of Religion. 6348 words.

While Sceptics canvassed arguments against the existence of any gods, and Cynics were abrasive in their strictures on conventional religion, late antiquity offers no indubitable evidence of...

Go to »  abstract

Marriage and Sexual Relations in the New Testament World

William Loader.

in The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender

November 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Christianity; History of Religion. 8538 words.

After a brief overview of the social context and role of marriage and sexuality in Jewish and Greco-Roman cultures, the chapter traces the impact of the Genesis creation narratives,...

Go to »  abstract

Memory, Imagination, and the Interpretation of Scripture in the Middle Ages

Mary Carruthers.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible

January 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Christianity; History of Religion; Philosophy of Religion. 8167 words.

In one of the most moving acts of his reign, when Charlemagne decided to collect a great library to build up the palace school of his court in Aachen, he did so first by bringing over from...

Go to »  abstract

The Origins, Scope, and Spread of the Millenarian Idea

Peter B. Clarke.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible

January 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies; History of Religion. 7993 words.

This article looks at the origins, force and scope of millenarianism, sometimes referred to as millennialism or messianism, and offers some idea of how widespread the belief has become. The...

Go to »  abstract

Paul and Reception History

John Riches.

in The Oxford Handbook of Pauline Studies

P ublished online July 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Studies; History of Religion. 8190 words.

This chapter considers currently held views about the history of Pauline interpretation with their strong critique of Lutheran readings of Paul and attempts to locate Lutheran readings more...

Go to »  abstract

Renaissance and Reformation

Denis J.-J. Robichaud.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Christianity; History of Religion. 7798 words.

Were there atheists and was there atheism in the Renaissance and the Reformation? There are no clear records for self-professed atheists at the twilight of the period, yet it is largely at...

Go to »  abstract

Sander [Sanders, Saunders], Elizabeth (d. 1607), Bridgettine nun and writer

Jenna Lay.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; History of Religion; Religious Studies. 1515 words.

Sander [Sanders, Saunders], Elizabeth (d. 1607), Bridgettine nun and writer, was one of the twelve children of William Saunders (d. 1572) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Mynes, of Charlwood,...

Sex and Marriage in the Protestant Tradition, 1500–1900

John Witte.

in The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender

November 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christianity; History of Religion. 7984 words.

The chapter analyses the mainline Lutheran, Calvinist, and Anglican models of sex, marriage, and family and their gradual liberalization by Enlightenment liberalism. The theological...

Go to »  abstract