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The Mind Possessed

The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Emma E. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.001.0001

The Mind Possessed examines spirit concepts and mediumistic practices from a cognitive scientific perspective. Drawing primarily, but not exclusively, from ethnographic data collected ... More

Teaching Spirits

Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Joseph Epes Brown

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.001.0001

This book offers a thematic approach to looking at Native American religious traditions. Within the great multiplicity of Native American cultures, the book observes certain common themes that ... More

Teaching Confucianism

Teaching Confucianism

Jeffrey L. Richey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195311600
eISBN:
9780199870707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311600.001.0001

Teaching Confucianism presents pedagogically oriented essays that are informed by the latest scholarship, as well as practical experience in the religious studies and theology classroom, ... More

Guodian

Guodian: The Newly Discovered Seeds of Chinese Religious and Political Philosophy

Kenneth Holloway

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371451
eISBN:
9780199870653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371451.001.0001

The Guodian manuscripts were buried with the teacher of the heir apparent to the Chu throne. The tomb was closed around 300 BCE shortly before one of the most significant period-defining events in ... 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

Mysticism and Sacred Scripture

Mysticism and Sacred Scripture

Steven T. Katz (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195097030
eISBN:
9780199848805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195097030.001.0001

This is the fourth in an influential series of volumes on mysticism, presenting a basic revaluation of the nature of mysticism. Each book in the series presents a collection of chapters by experts in ... More

Storytracking

Storytracking: Texts, Stories, and Histories in Central Australia

Sam D. Gill

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115871
eISBN:
9780199853427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115871.001.0001

This work takes a narrative technique (known as “storytracking”) practiced by Australian aboriginal people and applies it to the academic study of their culture. The book's purpose is to get as close ... More

Teaching African American Religions

Teaching African American Religions

Carolyn M. Jones and Theodore Louis Trost (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.001.0001

The variety and complexity of its traditions make African American religion one of the most difficult topics in religious studies to understand. The sheer scope of the subject is daunting to anyone ... More

Denying Divinity

Denying Divinity: Apophasis in the Patristic Christian and Soto Zen Buddhist Traditions

J. P. Williams

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269991
eISBN:
9780191683855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269991.001.0001

The classical texts of Christianity and Zen Buddhism contain resources with potent appeal to contemporary spirituality. The ‘apophatic’, or ‘negative’, may offer a means to integrate the conservation ... More

Religion and Creation

Religion and Creation

Keith Ward

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263937
eISBN:
9780191682681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.001.0001

This book is the second part of a major project of comparative theology begun with Religion and Revelation, which was published in 1994, which looks at major concepts of faith in all four of the main ... More

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