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Connecting GospelsBeyond the Canonical/Non-Canonical Divide

Connecting Gospels: Beyond the Canonical/Non-Canonical Divide

Francis Watson and Sarah Parkhouse (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198814801
eISBN:
9780191852480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814801.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

By the late second century, early Christian gospels had been divided into two groups by a canonical boundary that assigned normative status to four of them while consigning their competitors to the ... More

High CultureDrugs, Mysticism, and the Pursuit of Transcendence in the Modern World

High Culture: Drugs, Mysticism, and the Pursuit of Transcendence in the Modern World

Christopher Partridge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190459116
eISBN:
9780190459147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459116.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For a number of complex reasons, humans are fascinated by drugs and altered states. Even if only momentarily, psychoactive substances lift people out of the ennui and pain of their everyday lives ... More

A History of Death in the Hebrew Bible

A History of Death in the Hebrew Bible

Matthew Suriano

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190844738
eISBN:
9780190844769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844738.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

In the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, a good death meant burial inside the family tomb, where one would join one’s ancestors in death. This was the afterlife in biblical literature; it was a postmortem ... More

InspirationTowards a Christian Interpretation of Biblical Inspiration

Inspiration: Towards a Christian Interpretation of Biblical Inspiration

Gerald O’Collins, SJ

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198824183
eISBN:
9780191868443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824183.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book anchors its study of inspiration firmly in the Scriptures themselves, and examines both the inspired nature of the Bible and its inspiring impact. It begins by evaluating classical views of ... More

Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice, and Self-ImmolationReligious Perspectives on Suicide

Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice, and Self-Immolation: Religious Perspectives on Suicide

Margo Kitts (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190656485
eISBN:
9780190656522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656485.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Suicide in the forms of martyrdom, self-sacrifice, and self-immolation is mired in controversies regarding religious roots, nomenclature, motives, and valor. Although the admiration ebbs and flows, ... More

New Critical Studies on Early Quaker Women, 1650-1800

New Critical Studies on Early Quaker Women, 1650-1800

Michele Lise Tarter and Catie Gill (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198814221
eISBN:
9780191851858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814221.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

There has never been an interdisciplinary collection of essays that focuses specifically on the women of the Quaker movement—their experiences and their voices, their bodies and their texts. This ... More

Rethinking Ibn 'Arabi

Rethinking Ibn 'Arabi

Gregory A. Lipton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190684501
eISBN:
9780190684532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190684501.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

For over a century, Euro-American scholars and esotericists alike have heralded the thirteenth-century Spanish mystic Ibn ‘Arabi (d. 1240) as the premodern Sufi theorist of inclusive religious ... More

The Siblys of LondonA Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Susan Mitchell Sommers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Recent historical accounts of aspects of life during the long eighteenth century are replete with fascinating vignettes of little-known figures. As individual sketches, they are illustrative of ... More

A Yogācāra Buddhist Theory of Metaphor

A Yogācāra Buddhist Theory of Metaphor

Roy Tzohar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190664398
eISBN:
9780190664428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664398.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is about what metaphors mean and do within Buddhist texts. More specifically, it is about the fundamental Buddhist ambivalence toward language, which is seen as obstructive and yet ... More

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