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Author : Alan Cole
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2005-08-29
Page : 356
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0520242769
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Alan Cole sheds new light on the origin & nature of Mahayana Buddhism with close readings of four well-known texts: the Lotus Sutra, Diamond Sutra, Tathagatagarbha Sutra, & Vimalakirtinirdesa.


Author : Alan Cole
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2009-02-09
Page : 368
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780520943643
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This book offers a provocative rereading of the early history of Chan Buddhism (Zen). Working from a history-of-religions point of view that asks how and why certain literary tropes were chosen to depict the essence of the Buddhist tradition to Chinese readers, this analysis focuses on the narrative logics of the early Chan genealogies—the seventh-and eighth-century lineage texts that claimed that certain high-profile Chinese men were descendents of Bodhidharma and the Buddha. This book argues that early Chan's image of the perfect-master-who-owns-tradition was constructed for reasons that have little to do with Buddhist practice, new styles of enlightened wisdom, or "orthodoxy," and much more to do with politics, property, geography, and, of course, new forms of writing.


Author : Harold M. Hays
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2012-06-01
Page : 712
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9004218653
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The oldest substantial body of religious texts from ancient Egypt consists of the Pyramid Texts. These are hieroglyphic religious texts inscribed upon the interior walls of the pyramid tombs of kings and queens beginning around 2345 BCE. This book explores the Pyramid Texts.


Author : Brian Black
Laurie Patton
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-03-09
Page : 278
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1317151429
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Dialogue between characters is an important feature of South Asian religious literature: entire narratives are often presented as a dialogue between two or more individuals, or the narrative or discourse is presented as a series of embedded conversations from different times and places. Including some of the most established scholars of South Asian religious texts, this book examines the use of dialogue in early South Asian texts with an interdisciplinary approach that crosses traditional boundaries between religious traditions. The contributors shed new light on the cultural ideas and practices within religious traditions, as well as presenting an understanding of a range of dynamics - from hostile and competitive to engaged and collaborative. This book is the first to explore the literary dimensions of dialogue in South Asian religious sources, helping to reframe the study of other literary traditions around the world.


Author : Frank Ritchel Ames
Charles William Miller
Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
Release : 2010
Page : 358
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 1589835336
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This collection of essays describes the pursuit of biblical scholarship in the twenty-first century and explores the implications of modern and postmodern approaches, collaborative and emancipative models of graduate and undergraduate education, and public and political uses of the Bible. Special attention is given to the role of the Society of Biblical Literature. Essays by nine SBL presidents appear in the collection, which honors SBL Executive Director Emeritus Kent Harold Richards. The contributors are Paul J. Achtemeier, Frank Ritchel Ames, Pablo R. Andiñach, Harold W. Attridge, Athalya Brenner, David J. A. Clines, John J. Collins, Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, J. Cheryl Exum, Erhard S. Gerstenberger, Norman C. Habel, Douglas A. Knight, Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, James Luther Mays, Charles William Miller, Gail R. O'Day, David L. Petersen, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Gene M. Tucker, and Vincent L. Wimbush.


Author : Alan Cole
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2009-02-09
Page : 340
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0520254856
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"Fathering Your Father is indubitably an important, timely work. In this incisive re-reading of the sources for the early history of Chinese Chan Buddhism, Cole conveys a new understanding of material familiar to scholars that might well make students engage with these sources more imaginatively. Hitherto scholars have pored over the five or six key sources; now we are invited to read them as successive literary inventions. In short, this study has no competition and is bound to provoke debate."—T. H. Barrett, Professor of East Asian History, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and author of The Woman Who Discovered Printing


Author : P. R. Ackroyd
C. F. Evans
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1963
Page : 688
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780521099738
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Volume 3 covers the effects of the Bible on the history of the West between the Reformation and the publication of the New English Bible.


Author : Apostolic fathers
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Release : 1885
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Author : Pedro Moura Carvalho
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2011-11-25
Page : 384
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9004211497
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Akbar’s commission of a Life of Christ from the Jesuit Jerome Xavier resulted in a fascinating text (1602) in which the author’s concern not to antagonize his Muslim hosts is apparent. The 27 miniatures were inspired by the text itself, resulting in unique interpretations of episodes that often do not find parallels in a European context.


Author : Abera M. Mengestu
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2013-08-28
Page : 262
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1620321939
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God as Father in Paul explores Paul's use of the kinship term "Father" to refer to God, along with related familial terms ("children" of God and Christ-followers as "brothers and sisters"), as part of a study of the use of kinship language in the identity formation of early Christianity. Mengestu argues that these kinship terms are shared modes of identity constructions within the wider textual and cultural settings (the Roman Empire, the Roman Stoic philosophers, the Hebrew Bible, and ancient Jewish literature) from which Paul draws on as well as contests. Employing theoretical (kinship and social identity theory) as well as interpretative approaches (imperial critical and narrative approaches to Paul), he contends that Paul uses God as Father consistently, strategically, and purposefully, in both stable and crisis situations, to develop a narrative, orienting framework(s) that images the community of Christ-followers as a family that belongs to God, who, together with the Lord Jesus Christ, bestows on them equal but diverse membership in the family. The narrative so constructed forms the foundation for referring to Christ-followers as "children of God" and "brothers and sisters" of one another. It constructs boundaries and serves as nexus of transformation and negotiation.


Author : Diane G. Chen
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release : 2006
Page : 294
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780820479422
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God as Father in Luke-Acts argues that 'Father' is the central image for God in Luke-Acts by tracing a line of continuity in the portrayal of God as Israel's merciful, faithful, and authoritative Father from the Old Testament to Luke-Acts and its Second Temple Jewish milieu. The fulfillment of the promises to Abraham, David, and Israel in Jesus is best understood as the fatherly actions of Israel's God. Furthermore, the striking similarities between God as Father and Augustus as Pater Patriae undermine the assertion of the Lukan view of the Roman Empire as highly polemical.


Author : William L. Portier
Publisher : CUA Press
Release : 2017-11-17
Page : 575
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0813229812
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Born in Boston of immigrant parents, Thomas A. Judge, CM (1868-1933) preached up and down the east coast on the Vincentian mission band between 1903 and 1915. Disturbed by the “leakage” of the immigrant poor from the church, he enlisted and organized lay women he met on the missions to work for the “preservation of the faith,” his watchword. His work grew apace with, and in some ways anticipated, the growing body of papal teaching on the lay apostolate. When he became superior of the godforsaken Vincentian Alabama mission in 1915, he invited the lay apostles to come south to help. “This is the layman’s hour,” he wrote in 1919. By then, however, many of his lay apostles had evolved in the direction of vowed communal life. This pioneer of the lay apostle founded two religious communities, one of women and one of men. With the indispensable help of his co-founder, Mother Boniface Keasey, he spent the last decade of his life trying to gain canonical approval for these groups, organizing them, and helping them learn “to train the work-a-day man and woman into an apostle, to cause each to be alert to the interests of the Church, to be the Church.” The roaring twenties saw the work expanded beyond the Alabama missions as far as Puerto Rico, which Judge viewed as a gateway to Latin America. The Great Depression ended this expansive mood and time and put agonizing pressure on Judge, his disciples, and their work. In 1932, the year before Judge’s death, the apostolic delegate, upon being appraised of Judge’s financial straits, described his work as “the only organized movement of its kind in the Church today that so completely meets the wishes of the Holy Father with reference to the Lay Apostolate.”


Author : Apostle Arne Horn
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2016-12-11
Page : 80
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1326889893
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Eusebius of Caesarea (/ju_si_bi_s/; Greek: ________, Eusebios; ad 260/265 - 339/340), also known as Eusebius Pamphili, was a Greek historian of Christianity, exegete, and Christian polemicist. He became the Bishop of Caesarea Maritima about 314 AD. Together with Pamphilus, he was a scholar of the Biblical canon and is regarded as an extremely well learned Christian of his time. He wrote 'Demonstrations of the Gospel', 'Preparations for the Gospel', and 'On Discrepancies between the Gospels', studies of the Biblical text. As "Father of Church History" he produced the 'Ecclesiastical History', ' On the life of Pamphilus', the 'Chronicle' and 'On the Martyrs'.


Author : Jean-Paul Rocchi
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2018-08-24
Page : 192
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1783484004
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This book explores how contemporary black literature challenges theoretical approaches of race, gender and sexualities.


Author : François Bovon
Publisher : Baylor University Press
Release : 2006
Page : 681
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 193279218X
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In this completely revised and updated edition, Franois Bovon provides a critical assessment of the last fifty-five years of scholarship on Luke-Acts. The study divides thematically, with individual chapters covering the subjects of history and eschatology, the role of the Old Testament, Christology, the Holy Spirit, conversion, and the church. Each chapter begins with a consideration of the exegetical and theological problems unique to each theme in Luke-Acts before providing a detailed survey and critique of contemporary English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian New Testament scholarship.


Author : John Bunyan
Publisher :
Release : 1850
Page : 771
Category : Authors, English
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Francesca Saggini
Anna Enrichetta Soccio
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2018-10-19
Page : 296
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 1684480620
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On the 200th anniversary of the first edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Transmedia Creatures presents studies of Frankenstein by international scholars from converging disciplines such as humanities, musicology, film studies, television studies, English and digital humanities. These innovative contributions investigate the afterlives of a novel taught in a disparate array of courses - Frankenstein disturbs and transcends boundaries, be they political, ethical, theological, aesthetic, and not least of media, ensuring its vibrant presence in contemporary popular culture. Transmedia Creatures highlights how cultural content is redistributed through multiple media, forms and modes of production (including user-generated ones from “below”) that often appear synchronously and dismantle and renew established readings of the text, while at the same time incorporating and revitalizing aspects that have always been central to it. The authors engage with concepts, value systems and aesthetic-moral categories—among them the family, horror, monstrosity, diversity, education, risk, technology, the body—from a variety of contemporary approaches and highly original perspectives, which yields new connections. Ultimately, Frankenstein, as evidenced by this collection, is paradoxically enriched by the heteroglossia of preconceptions, misreadings, and overreadings that attend it, and that reveal the complex interweaving of perceptions and responses it generates. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.


Author : Alan Cole
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2016-11-08
Page : 336
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0520284062
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The truth of Chan Buddhism--better known as "Zen"--is regularly said to be beyond language, and yet Chan authors--medieval and modern--produced an enormous quantity of literature over the centuries. To make sense of this well-known paradox, Patriarchs on Paper explores several genres of Chan literature that appeared during the Tang and Song dynasties (c. 600-1300), including genealogies, biographies, dialogues, poems, monastic handbooks, and koans. Working through this diverse body of literature, Alan Cole details how Chan authors developed several strategies to evoke images of a perfect Buddhism in which wonderfully simple masters transmitted Buddhism's final truth to one another, suddenly and easily, and, of course, independent of literature and the complexities of the Buddhist monastic system. Chan literature, then, reveled in staging delightful images of a Buddhism free of Buddhism, tempting the reader, over and over, with the possibility of finding behind the thick façade of real Buddhism--with all its rules, texts, doctrines, and institutional solidity--an ethereal world of pure spirit. Patriarchs on Paper charts the emergence of this kind of "fantasy Buddhism" and details how it interacted with more traditional forms of Chinese Buddhism in order to show how Chan's illustrious ancestors were created in literature in order to further a wide range of real-world agendas.


Author : Yudit Kornberg Greenberg
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2008
Page : 665
Category : Reference
ISBN 13 : 1851099808
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This is the first comprehensive resource on the subject of love in the teachings of the world's major religions, cultures, and philosophies.


Author : Eviatar Shulman
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2021-08-25
Page :
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0197587879
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Visions of the Buddha offers a ground-breaking approach to the nature of the early discourses of the Buddha, the most foundational scriptures of Buddhist religion. Although the early discourses are commonly considered to be attempts to preserve the Buddha's teachings, Shulman demonstrates that these texts are full of creativity, and that their main aim is to beautify the image of the wonderous Buddha. While the texts surely care for the early teachings and for the Buddha's philosophy or his guidelines for meditation, and while at times they may relate real historical events, they are no less interested in telling good stories, in re-working folkloric materials, and in the visionary contemplation of the Buddha in order to sense his unique presence. The texts can thus be, at times, a type of meditation. Eviatar Shulman frames the early discourses as literary masterpieces that helped Buddhism achieve the wonderful success it has obtained. Much of the discourses' masterful storytelling was achieved through a technique of composition defined here as the play of formulas. In the oral literature of early Buddhism, texts were composed of formulas, which are repeated within and between texts. Shulman argues that the formulas are the real texts of Buddhism, and are primary to full discourses. Shaping texts through the play of formulas balances conservative and innovative tendencies within the tradition, making room for creativity within accepted forms and patterns. The texts we find today are thus versions--remnants--chosen by history of a much more vibrant and dynamic creative process.