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When God Spoke GreekThe Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

Timothy Michael Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199781713
eISBN:
9780199345168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781713.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This new book narrates in a fresh and exciting way the story of the Septuagint, the Greek Scriptures of the ancient Jewish Diaspora that became the first the Christian Old Testament. Consisting both ... More

When Prayer FailsFaith Healing, Children, and the Law

When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

Shawn Francis Peters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306354
eISBN:
9780199867714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306354.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Relying on religious traditions that date back thousands of years, many devout Christians turn to prayer rather than medicine when their children fall victim to illness or injury. Faith healers claim ... More

When Prophecy Never FailsMyth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Diana G. Tumminia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This ethnography details the UFO religion, Unarius Academy of Science, and their belief system, which includes visions, channeling, dreams, myths, healing, past-life therapy, and recovered memories. ... More

When Souls Had WingsPre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Terryl L. Givens

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

When Souls Had Wings represents the first attempt to trace a history of “pre-heaven,” the idea that the human soul (or spirit) had an existence prior to its mortal birth. Philosophers ... More

When Sparrows Became HawksThe Making of the Sikh Warrior Tradition, 1699-1799

When Sparrows Became Hawks: The Making of the Sikh Warrior Tradition, 1699-1799

Purnima Dhavan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199756551
eISBN:
9780199918881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756551.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This study interrogates the dominant historiography about the origins and early history of the Sikh warrior community, the Khalsa. Contrary to the commonly accepted belief that the distinctive ... More

When the Great Abyss OpenedClassic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood

When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood

J. David Pleins

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199733637
eISBN:
9780199852505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The story of Noah's flood is one of the best-loved and most often retold biblical tales, it is the inspiration for numerous children's books and toys, novels, and even films. Whether as allusion, ... More

Where Darwin Meets the BibleCreationists and Evolutionists in America

Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America

Larry A. Witham

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150452
eISBN:
9780199834860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150457.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Offers a comprehensive and even‐handed summary of America's contemporary intellectual and social debate over evolutionism and creationism, with its roots in Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species ... More

White Collar ZenUsing Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Career Goals

White Collar Zen: Using Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Career Goals

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160031
eISBN:
9780199850273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160031.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

It is said that in traditional Japan the samurai embraced Zen because it helped them to be fearless in adversity, to act quickly and decisively, and to keep focused on their ultimate goal. This book ... More

White Men's MagicScripturalization as Slavery

White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery

Vincent L. Wimbush

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873579
eISBN:
9780199949595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873579.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is a transdisciplinary analysis of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, first published in England in 1789. It was one of the earliest ... More

Who Rides the Beast?Prophetic Rivalry and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse

Who Rides the Beast?: Prophetic Rivalry and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse

Paul B. Duff

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138351
eISBN:
9780199834150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513835X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Owing to its powerful anti‐Roman polemic, the book of Revelation was traditionally thought to have been written to encourage believers to stand fast in the face of the Roman persecution. Recent ... More

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