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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

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

A Portrait of Five Dynasties China

A Portrait of Five Dynasties China: From the Memoirs of Wang Renyu (880-956)

Glen Dudbridge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199670680
eISBN:
9780191749537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670680.001.0001

The anecdotal literature of late-medieval China is not unknown, but it is under-used. This study explores two collections of anecdotal memoirs to construct a portrait of the first half of the tenth ... More

Imagining the Fetus

Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Jane Marie Law and Vanessa R. Sasson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.001.0001

In contemporary Western culture, the word “fetus” introduces either a political subject or a literal, medicalized entity. Neither of these frameworks gives sufficient credit to the vast array of ... More

Falun Gong and the Future of China

Falun Gong and the Future of China

David Ownby

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195329056
eISBN:
9780199870240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329056.001.0001

This book treats Falun Gong as an example of one form of Chinese popular religion, and the core of the volume, based on a close reading of founder Li Hongzhi's writings and on fieldwork among Falun ... More

Great Clarity

Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China

Fabrizio Pregadio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751773
eISBN:
9780804767736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751773.001.0001

This book examines the religious aspects of Chinese alchemy. Its main focus is the relation of alchemy to the Daoist traditions of the early medieval period (third to sixth centuries). The book shows ... More

Singing to the Jinas

Singing to the Jinas: Jain Laywomen, Mandal Singing, and the Negotiations of Jain Devotion

M. Whitney Kelting

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140118
eISBN:
9780199834365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140117.001.0001

This book draws upon 14 months of field research centered on devotional singing and Svetambar Jain laywomen's religiosity in Pune, Maharashtra. These women balance their lives between received ideals ... More

The Truth Within

The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism

Gavin Flood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684564
eISBN:
9780191765933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684564.001.0001

This book argues that the idea that there is a truth within the person discovered through introspection is found in the histories of Hinduism, Christianity, and Buddhism. The book examines this ... More

The Quest for Ecstatic Morality in Early China

The Quest for Ecstatic Morality in Early China

Kenneth W. Holloway

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199744824
eISBN:
9780199979400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744824.001.0001

The recently excavated Guodian manuscript “Xing zi mingchu” understands morality as something that is inherently expansive and not restrictive. Dating from China’s Warring States Period, this text ... 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

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