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Greek purification

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

The concept of ‘purification’, like that of pollution, was applied in very diverse ways in Greek ritual. Many purifications were performed not in response to specific pollutions, but as...

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purification, Greek

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 415 words.

The concept of ‘purification’, like that of pollution, was applied in very diverse ways in Greek ritual. Many

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purification, Greek

Robert Christopher Towneley Parker.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 566 words.

(καθαρμός). The concept of ‘purification’, like that of pollution, was applied in very diverse ways in Greek ritual.

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purification, Greek

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 565 words.

The concept of ‘purification’, like that of *pollution, was applied in very diverse ways in Greek *ritual

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Greek purification

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

The concept of ‘purification’, like that of pollution, was applied in very diverse ways in Greek ritual. Many purifications were performed not in response to specific pollutions, but as...

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purification, Greek

Robert Parker.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 580 words.

The concept of ‘purification’, like that of *pollution, was applied in very diverse ways in Greek *ritual. Many purifications were performed not in response to specific pollutions, but as preparation...

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purification

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 182 words.

In Greece purifications were carried out before important occasions such as marriages or meetings of the *ecclesia or by

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catharsis

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 115 words.

A Greek word for ‘purification’ or ‘purgation’, which has long been a significant but much‐debated concept in the theory of ...

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catharsis

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 116 words.

A Greek word for ‘purification’ or ‘purgation’, which has long been a significant but much‐debated concept in the theory of ...

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Apollo

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 1617 words.

Greek god, son of *Zeus and Leto, brother of *Artemis, for many ‘the most Greek of Greek gods’ (W. F. Otto). Among his numerous and diverse functions healing and purification, prophecy,...

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baptism

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 90 words.

in the Christian Church, the religious rite of sprinkling water on a person's head or of immersing them in water, symbolizing purification or regeneration and admission to the Christian...

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Purgatory

Henry Chadwick.

in East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church

June 2003; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 786 words.

This chapter discusses the debate about purgatory. To normal Latin view immediately on death souls received their reward, the damned to hell, the just to paradise, the imperfect to...

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Purification

Thomas Kazen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual

November 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Studies. 11764 words.

Ritual purity was a major goal of cultic activities in the Mediterranean world, but in a number of contexts, purity was also considered a desirable condition regardless of cultic...

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Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature

Moshe Blidstein.

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Early Christianity; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 304 pages.

This book examines the meanings of purification practices and purity concepts in early Christian culture, as articulated and formed by Greek Christian authors of the first three centuries,...

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 God and the Theologian

Gregory A. Beeley.

in Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God

July 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 19208 words.

This chapter examines the spiritual dialectic of purification and illumination, or praxis and theoria, within which Christians come to know God. In turn, it addresses Gregory's response to...

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Candlemas

Ronald Hutton.

in The Stations of the Sun

June 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 3617 words.

The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at once a festival of Christ and of his mother, was installed upon February 2. It took a long time to develop and its origins are obscure. It is...

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Apollo

Fritz Graf.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 1729 words.

Apollo (Ἀπόλλων, Dor. also Ἀπέλλων), Greek god, son of *Zeus and *Leto, brother of *Artemis, for many ‘the most Greek of Greek gods’ (W. F. Otto). Among his numerous and diverse functions healing...

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In the Beginning

Adriana Cavarero and Angelo Scola.

in Thou Shalt Not Kill

September 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 2606 words.

Here Cavarero explores the bloody origin of human (male) history and culture in both Judeo-Christian and classical traditions. In Genesis Cain, the first generation born of woman, kills his...

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baptism

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

In the Christian Church, the religious rite of sprinkling water on a person's head or of immersing them in water, symbolizing purification or regeneration and admission to the Christian...

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In the beginning …

in Comedy

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 4326 words.

‘In the beginning…’ examines the likely origins of comedy and asks: when was it born? The etymological roots of the word hint at obscure origins. Comedy can offer us reassurance. In Ancient...

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Babies in the Well

Maria A. Liston and Susan I. Rotroff.

in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 10020 words.

High infant mortality is an acknowledged fact of life in antiquity. However, infant burials are relatively rare, and Greek sources offer little information on views of the newborn dead....

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