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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

Who Rules the Synagogue?Religious Authority and the Formation of American Judaism

Who Rules the Synagogue?: Religious Authority and the Formation of American Judaism

Zev Eleff

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190490270
eISBN:
9780190490294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190490270.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Who Rules the Synagogue explores how American Jewry in the nineteenth century transformed from a lay dominated community to one whose leading religious authorities were rabbis. Previous scholars have ... More

Who Shall Lead Them?The Future of Ministry in America

Who Shall Lead Them?: The Future of Ministry in America

Larry A. Witham

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195315936
eISBN:
9780199851089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315936.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The clergy today faces mounting challenges in an increasingly secular world, where declining prestige makes it more difficult to attract the best and the brightest young Americans to the ministry. As ... More

Who Were the First Christians?Dismantling the Urban Thesis

Who Were the First Christians?: Dismantling the Urban Thesis

Thomas A. Robinson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190620547
eISBN:
9780190620578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190620547.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This work challenges the consensus that early Christianity was an urban movement that did not reach effectively into the countryside until after the conversion of Emperor Constantine. But that ... More

Why Animal Suffering MattersPhilosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics

Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics

Andrew Linzey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199351848
eISBN:
9780199352562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351848.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

How we treat animals arouses strong emotions. Many people are repulsed by photographs of cruelty to animals and respond passionately to how we make animals suffer for food, commerce, and sport. But ... 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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