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ScripturalecticsThe Management of Meaning

Scripturalectics: The Management of Meaning

Vincent L. Wimbush

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190664701
eISBN:
9780190664725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190664701.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is about the work we make texts do for us, a transdisciplinary theoretical essay in the politics of language and communication. The author engages such politics by problematizing and ... More

Landscapes of the Song of SongsPoetry and Place

Landscapes of the Song of Songs: Poetry and Place

Elaine T. James

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190619015
eISBN:
9780190619046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619015.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Landscapes of the Song of Songs is a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the ancient poetry of the Song of Songs. It develops a theoretical concept of landscape to explore the Song’s intrinsic ... More

The Levites and the Boundaries of Israelite Identity

The Levites and the Boundaries of Israelite Identity

Mark Leuchter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190665098
eISBN:
9780190665128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190665098.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The biblical record attempts to present the Levites as a clerus minor under the Aaronides, a second class priestly order occupying a mediating role between them and the larger Israelite public. But ... More

Inconsistency in the TorahAncient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Joshua A. Berman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658809
eISBN:
9780190675295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658809.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This book proposes a new approach to the Pentateuch’s narrative and legal inconsistencies that scholars have taken as signs of fragmentation and competing agendas. Recent studies of the scribal ... More

Feeding the FlockThe Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis

Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis

Terryl L. Givens

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199794935
eISBN:
9780190657864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794935.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This is a study of the general scheme of organization, offices, authority, and practices that God designed to bring to fruition his ultimate intentions for the human family, which scheme arises out ... More

The Emergence of SinThe Cosmic Tyrant in Romans

The Emergence of Sin: The Cosmic Tyrant in Romans

Matthew Croasmun

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190277987
eISBN:
9780190278007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277987.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This book aims to solve an age-old problem in New Testament scholarship: namely, how to understand the relationship between “sins” as human misdeeds, and “Sin/Hamartia, ” the cosmic tyrant, in ... More

Women of the WallNavigating Religion in Sacred Sites

Women of the Wall: Navigating Religion in Sacred Sites

Yuval Jobani and Nahshon Perez

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190280444
eISBN:
9780190280468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280444.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For more than twenty-five years, the Women of the Western Wall (WoW) have been leading a groundbreaking struggle, attempting to gain permission from Israeli authorities to pray according to their ... More

Unfortunate DestinyAnimals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination

Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination

Reiko Ohnuma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190637545
eISBN:
9780190637576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637545.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book focuses on the imagery and roles of nonhuman animals in premodern South Asian Buddhist literature. Part I examines the animal realm of rebirth in Buddhist doctrine and cosmology and shows ... More

This Worldwide StruggleReligion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement

This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement

Sarah Azaransky

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190262204
eISBN:
9780190262235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262204.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines a group of black Christian intellectuals and activists who looked abroad, even in other religious traditions, for ideas and practices that could transform American democracy. From ... More

The Priest and the ProphetessAbbé Ouvière, Romaine Rivière, and the Revolutionary Atlantic World

The Priest and the Prophetess: Abbé Ouvière, Romaine Rivière, and the Revolutionary Atlantic World

Terry Rey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190625849
eISBN:
9780190625870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625849.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Shortly after a slave revolt in the North Province of the French colony of Saint-Domingue sparked the Haitian Revolution in August 1791, a free black immigrant coffee farmer and gender-bending ... More

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