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Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Irena Backus and Philip Benedict (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751846
eISBN:
9780199914562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.001.0001

This book explores central aspects of Calvin’s influence across the centuries and around the world from his lifetime to the present day. The volume offers a perspective on the full scope of the ... More

Religion, Intolerance, and Conflict

Religion, Intolerance, and Conflict: A Scientific and Conceptual Investigation

Steve Clarke, Russell Powell, and Julian Savulescu (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199640911
eISBN:
9780191753077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640911.001.0001

The relationship between religion, intolerance, and conflict has been the subject of intense discussion, particularly in the wake of the events of 9-11 and the ongoing threat of terrorism. The ... More

Myths in Stone

Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey Meyer

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520214811
eISBN:
9780520921344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214811.001.0001

Washington, D.C., is a city of powerful symbols—from the dominance of the Capitol dome and Washington Monument to the authority of the Smithsonian. This book takes us on an informative tour of the ... More

Into the Pulpit

Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II

Elizabeth H. Flowers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835340
eISBN:
9781469601823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869987_flowers

The debate over women's roles in the Southern Baptist Convention's conservative ascendance is often seen as secondary to theological and biblical concerns. This book argues, however, that for both ... More

Sufis & Saints' Bodies

Sufis & Saints' Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam

Scott A. Kugle

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830819
eISBN:
9781469602684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872772_kugle

Islam is often described as abstract, ascetic, and uniquely disengaged from the human body. The author of this book refutes this assertion in the first full study of Islamic mysticism as it relates ... More

Distant Markets, Distant Harms

Distant Markets, Distant Harms: Economic Complicity and Christian Ethics

Daniel Finn (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199370993
eISBN:
9780199374212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370993.001.0001

Many have asserted, without explanation, that because markets cause harms to distant others, consumers bear moral responsibility for those harms. But traditional moral analysis of individual ... More

Bounded Choice

Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults

Janja Lalich

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231948
eISBN:
9780520937512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231948.001.0001

Heaven's Gate, a secretive group of celibate “monks” awaiting pickup by a UFO, captured intense public attention in 1997 when its members committed collective suicide. As a way of understanding such ... More

Resurrecting the Brother of Jesus

Resurrecting the Brother of Jesus: The James Ossuary Controversy and the Quest for Religious Relics

Ryan Byrne and Bernadette McNary-Zak (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832981
eISBN:
9781469604787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895498_byrne

In 2002 a burial box of skeletal remains purchased anonymously from the black market was identified as the ossuary of James, the brother of Jesus. Transformed by the media into a religious and ... More

The Branch Davidians of Waco

The Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect

Kenneth G. C. Newport

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245741
eISBN:
9780191697494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245741.001.0001

What were the beliefs of the Branch Davidians? This book provides an account of their history. The book argues that, far from being an act of unfathomable religious insanity, the calamitous fire at ... More

Spirits of Protestantism

Spirits of Protestantism: Medicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity

Pamela Klassen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244283
eISBN:
9780520950443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244283.001.0001

This book reveals how liberal Protestants went from being early-twentieth-century medical missionaries seeking to convert others through science and scripture, to becoming vocal critics of missionary ... More

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