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Augustine's Early Theology of ImageA Study in the Development of Pro-Nicene Theology

Augustine's Early Theology of Image: A Study in the Development of Pro-Nicene Theology

Gerald P. Boersma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190251369
eISBN:
9780190251444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251369.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

This book examines Augustine’s early theology of the imago dei, prior to his ordination (386–391). The book makes the case that Augustine’s early thought is a significant departure from Latin ... More

The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Alden A. Mosshammer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

Dionysius Exiguus composed a 95‐year list of Easter dates beginning in what he designates as the year 532 from Christ. His list was a continuation of an Alexandrian table that ended in the year 247 ... More

Jesus and the Chaos of HistoryRedirecting the Life of the Historical Jesus

Jesus and the Chaos of History: Redirecting the Life of the Historical Jesus

James Crossley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199570577
eISBN:
9780191785733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570577.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

Jesus and the Chaos of History challenges a number of assumptions in contemporary historical Jesus scholarship and proposes to redirect ways in which the quest for the historical Jesus is undertaken. ... More

The Priestly Blessing in Inscription and ScriptureThe Early History of Numbers 6:24-26

The Priestly Blessing in Inscription and Scripture: The Early History of Numbers 6:24-26

Jeremy D. Smoak

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199399970
eISBN:
9780199399994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399970.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

This book presents a synthesis of recent discoveries bearing upon the early history and function of the biblical priestly blessing of Numbers 6:24–26. The book gives special focus to the importance ... More

Social Justice and the Legitimacy of SlaveryThe Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity

Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity

Ilaria L.E. Ramelli

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198777274
eISBN:
9780191823022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777274.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

Were slavery and social injustice leading to dire poverty in antiquity and late antiquity only regarded as normal, ‘natural’ (Aristotle), or at best morally ‘indifferent’ (the Stoics), or, in the ... More

Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?What We Can Learn from Ancient Biography

Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?: What We Can Learn from Ancient Biography

Michael R. Licona and Craig A. Evans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190264260
eISBN:
9780190264291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264260.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

The majority of New Testament scholars now hold that most if not all of the Gospels belong to the genre of Greco-Roman biography and that this genre permitted some flexibility in the manner ... More

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