Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

History of Religion Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

5,804 Full-Text Articles 2,433 Authors 2,115,232 Downloads 201 Institutions

All Articles in History of Religion

Faceted Search

5,804 full-text articles. Page 1 of 76.

Biblical Boogeymen, Holy Ghosts, And The New Demonology: A Review Of Three Recent Books On Religion And Horror, Brian Collins 2022 Ohio University

Biblical Boogeymen, Holy Ghosts, And The New Demonology: A Review Of Three Recent Books On Religion And Horror, Brian Collins

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a book review essay on three books: Brandon R. Grafius, Reading the Bible with Horror (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019); Brandon R. Grafius and John Morehead, eds., Theology and Horror: Explorations of the Dark Religious Imagination (Fortress Academic/Lexington, 2021); and Steve A. Wiggins, Nightmares with the Bible: The Good Book and Cinematic Demons (Fortress Academic/Lexington, 2020).


Review Of George Marsden, A Short Life Of Jonathan Edwards, Matthew C. McCracken 2022 Liberty University

Review Of George Marsden, A Short Life Of Jonathan Edwards, Matthew C. Mccracken

Bound Away: The Liberty Journal of History

Historian George M. Marsden's piece on the life of American preacher and theologian Jonathan Edwards offers a biographical account as rich in insight as it is convenient in succinctness. The biography explores religion in colonial America up to the eve of revolution, as well as social and political developments surrounding the First Great Awakening, all through the lens of the Edwards' experience and prolific influence.


From Paternalism To Superiority: Colonial Ideologies Of The New Norcia Mission, 1847-1974, Evie Levin 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

From Paternalism To Superiority: Colonial Ideologies Of The New Norcia Mission, 1847-1974, Evie Levin

The Forum: Journal of History

No abstract provided.


Collation Model For Oversize Ms. Codex 94: [Transaction Dated July 4, 1447...], Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Oversize Ms. Codex 94: [Transaction Dated July 4, 1447...], Dot Porter

Collation Models

Transaction relating to the disagreement between the clergy of the cathedral Church of Arles and the vicar Dr. Jean Albalet over administrative jurisdiction, especially of the "mensa communis," brought to terms by the intercession of the papal legate Cardinal de Foix. Written in Arles, France (f. 1r), 4 July 1447 (f. 1r).


Homosexuality In Leviticus: A Historical-Literary-Critical Analysis, Ian Jarosz 2022 James Madison University

Homosexuality In Leviticus: A Historical-Literary-Critical Analysis, Ian Jarosz

James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)

The book of Leviticus from the Hebrew Bible is often referenced when discussing the LGBTQ+ community and related topics. This project offers historical, literary, and etymological analyses of Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13, exploring cultural and thematic similarities between Leviticus, the Avestan Vendidad of ancient Persia, and the Book of the Watchers in 1 Enoch. The influential views of other ancient Near Eastern cultures and the growing Persian culture during the time of the Exile establish a tolerant cultural background for the Levitical authors and for the Hebrew Bible. Moreover, the exilic priests who finalized the laws within Leviticus ...


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1099: [Edict Against Reforming Tendencies], Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1099: [Edict Against Reforming Tendencies], Dot Porter

Collation Models

Edict of 1 August 1528 (f. 5v) issued by Ferdinand I, king of Bohemia, against religious tendencies of the Reformation, in 23 numbered chapters or paragraphs, preceded by an introductory statement.


Bibliography For Charlotte Salomon Display, Ruby Blakesleay 2022 Chapman University

Bibliography For Charlotte Salomon Display, Ruby Blakesleay

Library Displays and Bibliographies

A bibliography created to accompany a display about Charlotte Salomon in September 2022 at the Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University. This display was created in partnership with the Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library and the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education.


Play: A Normative Theory Of Agency And Culture, Maxaie Belmont 2022 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Play: A Normative Theory Of Agency And Culture, Maxaie Belmont

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

From the beginning, people are introduced to many different attempts at engaging with various “cultures”, and of course, are born into their own. The extant literature of various fields in the social sciences have afforded us the realization that no one culture holds neither moral ground nor blueprint for how to be a culture, as our own culture is one of many, all a part of the world. Yet, because of the way our culture specifies how we are to engage and live, we tend towards the assumption that our culture has monopoly on the definition of culture. The following ...


The Battle Of Tours Reconsidered, Paul Aitchison 2022 Liberty University

The Battle Of Tours Reconsidered, Paul Aitchison

Montview Liberty University Journal of Student Research

This paper examines the Battle of Tours/Poitiers in 732 between the Merovingian Mayor of the Palace, Charles Martel, and the Umayyad governor-general of al-Andalus in modern-day Spain, Abdul Rahman Al-Ghafiqi. Since the pivotal works of Sir Edward Gibbons were published in 1776, the battle has been seen as keeping Europe from falling completely to Islam. More recent scholarship highlights the battle as pivotal in Charles's quest to consolidate power in his ultimately successful bid to create a new power in western Europe, the Carolingian dynasty, which would eventually be created in the crowning as the Holy Roman Empire ...


Constructing A Religious Paradox: The Nauvoo Temple, 1841-1846, Justin R. Bates 2022 Liberty University

Constructing A Religious Paradox: The Nauvoo Temple, 1841-1846, Justin R. Bates

Montview Liberty University Journal of Student Research

While still in poverty and fleeing heavy persecution in 1841, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints committed themselves to an unexpected architectural endeavor. They decided to construct a temple to their God in their newly christened frontier city of Nauvoo, Illinois. What motivated these poor, homeless, persecuted Christians to start construction on such an ambitious project? Though they were being driven from the state, were about to lose the Temple, and had just lost their alleged prophet, they still chose to finish it. Despite significant financial and social challenges, the Latter-day Saints chose to build the ...


Review Of: The Amish Incident: Rural Conflict And Compromise And The Amish Incident: Wisconsin V. Yoder—Kelly Rundle And Tammy Rundle, Jewel Yoder Kuhns 2022 The University of Akron

Review Of: The Amish Incident: Rural Conflict And Compromise And The Amish Incident: Wisconsin V. Yoder—Kelly Rundle And Tammy Rundle, Jewel Yoder Kuhns

Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies

Award-winning documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle have created two short films focusing on historical conflicts over parochial Amish education in Wisconsin and Iowa. Their first film, The Amish Incident: Rural Conflict and Compromise, released in 2019, follows the rising controversy in rural Buchanan County, Iowa, from the bitterly contested 1961 vote to merge two school districts in neighboring towns Oelwein and Hazleton to the dramatic 1965 “incident” when education officials tried to forcibly transport Amish students to the local public school. The second film, The Amish Incident: Wisconsin v. Yoder, released in 2021, picks up the story of the ...


Symposium Review: Amish And Old Order Mennonite Schools: A Concise History—Joseph Stoll; And The School By The Cornfield—Samuel Coon, Jewel Yoder Kuhns, Daniel L. Yoder 2022 The University of Akron

Symposium Review: Amish And Old Order Mennonite Schools: A Concise History—Joseph Stoll; And The School By The Cornfield—Samuel Coon, Jewel Yoder Kuhns, Daniel L. Yoder

Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies

Joseph Stoll, in Amish and Old Order Mennonite Schools: A Concise History, and Samuel Coon, in The School by the Cornfield, provide two very different perspectives on the struggle to establish Anabaptist schools. The books contrast primarily in their geographic and chronological scope. However, both write about parochial schools with a voice sympathetic to the vision of Amish and Mennonite school founders. They use similar sources, drawing on newspaper accounts, published Amish schools’ histories, and Amish and Mennonite periodicals, as well as personal recollections from individuals involved in school conflicts. [First paragraph.]


Mashiah: Messianism In Jewish Apocalyptic Literature Of The Second Temple Period, Fred R. De Leon 2022 CSUSB

Mashiah: Messianism In Jewish Apocalyptic Literature Of The Second Temple Period, Fred R. De Leon

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This Thesis challenges notions that have dominated biblical scholarship for more than a hundred years. Up until the end of the twentieth century scholars uniformly believed that the concept of a suffering Messiah was not part of early first century CE Judaism. It was believed to a be a Christian creation. There is however startling evidence of messianic precursors to Jesus, including one who is introduced as the 'Prince of the Congregation' in recently published fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This is not surprising since the authors of the Tanakh lay the groundwork for an evolving and malleable concept ...


A Woman For Our Times: How Marriage And Motherhood Shaped Cornelia Connelly's Religious Life, Susan M. Gallen 2022 La Salle University

A Woman For Our Times: How Marriage And Motherhood Shaped Cornelia Connelly's Religious Life, Susan M. Gallen

Th.D. Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 33: Libellus De Speculativa Mistice Theologie / A Magistro Io. De Gersono., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 33: Libellus De Speculativa Mistice Theologie / A Magistro Io. De Gersono., Dot Porter

Collation Models

Contains the text of Gerson's De mystica theologia speculativa (pp. 1-68), De mystica theologia practica (pp. 69-111), and De passionibus animae (pp. 113-156). There is a short bibliographical appendix, Annotacio doctorum aliquorum qui de contemplacione loquti sunt (pp. 111-112). Also contains Pierre D'Ailly's De districtione in nocturnis pollutionibus, in an abridged form (pp. 162-163).


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 98: Statuta Ecclesiae Tullensis., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 98: Statuta Ecclesiae Tullensis., Dot Porter

Collation Models

Statutes of the cathedral chapter in Toul. Also contains an inspeximus by the chapter, 14 January 1650 (f. 76r-77r); an excerpt from the registers of the chapter, 18 February 1695 (f. 77v-78v); Memoire des divers fondations de messes, 1635 (f. 82r-87r); and a table of contents for the statutes (f. 88v). Folios 79-81 are ruled but blank. A notarial note at the end is dated 2 May 1772 (f. 88v).


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 662: [L'Evangile De L'Enfance] ...[Etc.]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 662: [L'Evangile De L'Enfance] ...[Etc.]., Dot Porter

Collation Models

Verse work relating apocryphal stories of the childhood of Jesus Christ, attributed to King Charles VI as translator; followed by the Gospel of Nicodemus, an apocryphal prose work on the Passion; and selections from Jean Lefèvre's translation of Cato's distichs (as identified by Anne D. Hedeman).


Collation Model For Oversize Ms. Codex 331: Miracoli E Leggende, Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Oversize Ms. Codex 331: Miracoli E Leggende, Dot Porter

Collation Models

Collection of miracle stories and lives of the saints told in the style of contemporary novels, with the intention of making the average reader realize the punishment for sinful actions and the reward for virtuous life. Includes paraphrases of miraculous stories and legends of the Virgin and of the saints. Many of the latter category are based on early Christian literature, such as the Lives of the Fathers, which in many cases are cited as the source. The individual stories appear to be unpublished, except for the story of the childless queen. Appears to be incomplete, with one or more ...


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 88: Via Salutis, Del Dieta [Manuscript]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 88: Via Salutis, Del Dieta [Manuscript]., Dot Porter

Collation Models

Text of Via salutus, vel dieta, by Guilelmus (or Guillaume) de Lanicia (f. 1r-73r). There is an index of chapter headings on f. 91v-92r. Also includes a chronicle of the abbey of St. Nicholas in Sebenico from 1421-1453 (f. 73r-75r), by Stephanus Bilicich. Folios 75v-79r are blank. Also includes a miscellany, primarily in the hand of Stephanus Bilicich (f. 79v-94v); includes a cryptogram (f. 80r), prayers, proverbs, recipes (including for ink) and an Italian poem (f. 88r; this poem has one line for every letter of the alphabet).


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1141: Omnes Ad Praeda Venient., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1141: Omnes Ad Praeda Venient., Dot Porter

Collation Models

Prophecy details the election of Pope Leo X in the conclave, his subsequent actions in the European church (specifically in Italy, France, and Germany) during his tenure as pope, and predicts the events following Leo's death and the election of Pope Clement VII in 1523. Possibly given to Giovanni Todeschini Piccolomini (Ad Reverendissimum Cardinalem Senense, f.2r), who was the archbishop of Siena (1503-1529) and participated in the conclave of 1523. Appears to have been part of a larger manuscript, as pages are faintly foliated 29-32 in a modern hand. Leaves have been mended along lower and inside edges ...


Digital Commons powered by bepress