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Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion

Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Charles Taliaferro and Jil Evans (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.001.0001

This book brings together chapters addressing the role of images and imagination recruited in the perennial debates surrounding nature, mind, and God. The debate between ‘new atheists’ and religious ... More

Teaching Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies

Teaching Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies

Bernadette McNary-Zak and Rebecca Todd Peters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732869
eISBN:
9780199918522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732869.001.0001

This book offers an introduction to the philosophy and practice of Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies and takes up several significant and ongoing questions related to it. It provides an ... More

The Religious Imagination and the Sense of God

The Religious Imagination and the Sense of God

John Bowker

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266464
eISBN:
9780191683046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266464.001.0001

This book asks why, since so many characterizations of theistic reality have gone to extinction, do some, not simply survive, but undergo considerable recharacterization, when they have come under ... More

The Believing Primate

The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Jeffrey Schloss and Michael Murray (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.001.0001

Over the last two decades, scientific accounts of religion have received a great deal of scholarly and popular attention both because of their intrinsic interest and because they are widely viewed as ... More

A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Ernest Nicholson (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.001.0001

The chapters in this book give an account of how the agenda for theology and religious studies was set and reset throughout the twentieth century – by rapid and at times cataclysmic changes (wars, ... More

Purified by Fire

Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America

Stephen Prothero

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208162
eISBN:
9780520929746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208162.001.0001

Just one hundred years ago, Americans almost universally condemned cremation. Today, nearly one-quarter of Americans choose to be cremated. The practice has gained wide acceptance as a funeral rite, ... More

A Culture of Conspiracy

A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Michael Barkun

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238053
eISBN:
9780520939721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238053.001.0001

What do UFO believers, Christian millennialists, and right-wing conspiracy theorists have in common? It is well known that some Americans are obsessed with conspiracies. The Kennedy assassination, ... More

Opening the Doors of Wonder

Opening the Doors of Wonder: Reflections on Religious Rites of Passage

Arthur Magida

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245457
eISBN:
9780520941717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245457.001.0001

This book explores rites of passage in America by sifting through the accounts of influential thinkers who experienced them. The author explains the underlying theologies, evolution, and actual ... More

Passionate Uncertainty

Passionate Uncertainty: Inside the American Jesuits

Peter McDonough and Eugene Bianchi

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230552
eISBN:
9780520930773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230552.001.0001

Founded by Ignatius Loyola in 1540, the Society of Jesus remains the largest and most controversial religious order of men in Catholicism. Since the 1960s, however, Jesuits in the United States have ... More

Magia Sexualis

Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Hugh Urban

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247765
eISBN:
9780520932883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247765.001.0001

Sexuality and the occult arts have long been associated in the western imagination, but it was not until the nineteenth century that a large and sophisticated body of literature on sexual magic—the ... More

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