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Lions In The Desert: The Significance And Symbolism Of Lions In Early Egyptian Monastic Literature, Kyler Williamsen May 2015

Lions In The Desert: The Significance And Symbolism Of Lions In Early Egyptian Monastic Literature, Kyler Williamsen

Kyler Williamsen

Early monastic literature is filled with symbolism and employs allegory to instruct future generations of faithful ascetics. Animals are regularly used in these writings to demonstrate the spiritual power and prowess of the monk. While works such as Waddell’s Beasts and Saints or O’Malley’s The Animals of St. Gregory present a wonderful summary of animals in monastic literature, an analysis of the possible symbolic nature of these animals’ behavior in monastic literature is sorely lacking. My paper, entitled Lions in the Desert, explores the symbolic roles which played charting a monk’s progress in the ascetic life ...


Visions Of A Better World: Howard Thurman's Pilgrimage To India And The Origins Of African American Nonviolence, Quinton Dixie, Peter Eisenstadt Dec 2010

Visions Of A Better World: Howard Thurman's Pilgrimage To India And The Origins Of African American Nonviolence, Quinton Dixie, Peter Eisenstadt

Quinton H Dixie

No abstract provided.


Die Eurozentrissche Sozialtheorie „Kaputtdenken, Khaldoun Samman Dec 2009

Die Eurozentrissche Sozialtheorie „Kaputtdenken, Khaldoun Samman

Khaldoun Samman

No abstract provided.


Centum Homines: The Prototype Of The Alexander Mosaic And The Military Museum In The Hellenistic World, Peter Nulton Feb 2007

Centum Homines: The Prototype Of The Alexander Mosaic And The Military Museum In The Hellenistic World, Peter Nulton

Peter E. Nulton Ph.D.

Although it is generally accepted that the Alexander Mosaic copies a painting of the 4th Century BCE, the attribution of this prototype has never been settled. Numerous attempts have been made to associate it with painters recorded in Pliny's Natural History, notably Philoxenos of Eretria, and Alexander's court painter, Apelles.

If the painting were the work of any artist whose name survives, as strong a case can be made for Aristeides of Thebes as for Apelles or Philoxenos. Since Pliny's comment that Aristeides painted a battle against the Persians follows his treatment of the works of Apelles ...


Catholic Cameos From The Silver Screen, Lawrence Porter Dec 2006

Catholic Cameos From The Silver Screen, Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.


The Sanctuary Of Apollo Hypoakraios And Imperial Athens, Peter Nulton Dec 2002

The Sanctuary Of Apollo Hypoakraios And Imperial Athens, Peter Nulton

Peter E. Nulton Ph.D.

The Cave Sanctuary of Apollo on the North Slope of the Acropolis at Athens was investigated in 1896-97 and produced a rich collection of inscriptions relating to the cult. These inscriptions are published in full for the first time in this work. The author discusses the history of the cult. Far from being of great antiquity as readers of Euripides' "Ion" have long assumed, the cult was instituted in the time of Augustus when "The Athenians thought it fitting that their archons swear an oath that upheld tradition in connection to Apollo Patroos, but simultaneously honored their 'new Apollo'", the ...


New Oxford Review, Lawrence Porter Dec 2001

New Oxford Review, Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.


Sheep And Shepherd: An Ancient Image Of The Church And A Contemporary Challenge, Lawrence Porter Dec 2000

Sheep And Shepherd: An Ancient Image Of The Church And A Contemporary Challenge, Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.


Apollo Hypoakraios Reconsidered, Peter Nulton Dec 1999

Apollo Hypoakraios Reconsidered, Peter Nulton

Peter E. Nulton Ph.D.

In 1897, the excavations of P. Kabbadias uncovered ten votive plaques in a cave on the northwest slope of the Athenian Acropolis, thereby fixing the location of the "sanctuary of Apollo in a cave" mentioned by Pausanias (I.28.4). The inscriptions indicated that they were meant as dedications to Apollo Hypoakraios or Hypo Makrais, and that the dedicants were invariably members of the college of archons. Although the corpus has increased steadily since then, the inscriptions have not been treated together since Kabbadias's original publication.

In this paper, I will offer some conclusions drawn from a thorough re-analysis ...


Faces Of The Church: Meditations On A Mystery And Its Images, Lawrence Porter Dec 1998

Faces Of The Church: Meditations On A Mystery And Its Images, Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.


After Our Likeness: The Church As The Image Of The Trinity, Lawrence Porter Dec 1998

After Our Likeness: The Church As The Image Of The Trinity, Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.


Lessons From 'One Solitary Life', Lawrence Porter Dec 1998

Lessons From 'One Solitary Life', Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.


The Church: The Universal Sacrament Of Salvation, Lawrence Porter Dec 1994

The Church: The Universal Sacrament Of Salvation, Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.


The Church, Community Of Salvation: An Ecumenical Ecclesiology, Lawrence Porter Dec 1994

The Church, Community Of Salvation: An Ecumenical Ecclesiology, Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.


Luther On Church Unity : The Commentary On Galatians (1535), Lawrence Porter Dec 1980

Luther On Church Unity : The Commentary On Galatians (1535), Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

This article promotes ecumenical discussion of the eclesiological question: what structures are required to preserve the values of freedom and accountability in matters of faith? it is the author's contention that freedom and accountability are essential elements in the experience of Christian faith but are not easily reconciled; indeed, in the history of the churches, one element has often been sacrificed to the other. As illustration, the author offers a study of these themes in Luther's 1535 Commentary and concludes that both the church of Rome and the churches of the Reformation would do well to reconsider their ...


Intimacy And Human Sexuality : A Challenge To The Consensus On Contraception., Lawrence Porter Dec 1979

Intimacy And Human Sexuality : A Challenge To The Consensus On Contraception., Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

This essay expands upon the existentialist analysis of contemporary American sexual mores presented in Rollo May's Love and Will (1969), specifically the section of that work entitled "Contraceptives and the tragic". The author accepts May's analysis of the ambiguous psychological effects of artificial contraception--an increase in ambivalence and anxiety as well as freedom and choice--and argues that the massive popular response of Catholics to artificial contraception is based upon a failure to recognize the subtly ambiguous character of artificial contraception. Moreover, in the light of the religious value Catholicism places upon marriage as a sacramental reality, the author ...


On Keeping "Persons" In The Trinity : A Linguistic Approach To Trinitarian Thought., Lawrence Porter Dec 1979

On Keeping "Persons" In The Trinity : A Linguistic Approach To Trinitarian Thought., Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.