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Among the ScientologistsHistory, Theology, and Praxis

Among the Scientologists: History, Theology, and Praxis

Donald Westbrook

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190664978
eISBN:
9780190921453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664978.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Church of Scientology is one of the most recognizable American-born new religious movements, but perhaps the least understood. Based on six years of interviews, fieldwork, and research conducted ... More

Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Laura Salah Nasrallah

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199699674
eISBN:
9780191822339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199699674.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Through case studies of archaeological materials from local contexts, Archaeology and the Letters of Paul illuminates the social, political, economic, and religious lives of those whom the apostle ... More

The Art of Mystical NarrativeA Poetics of the Zohar

The Art of Mystical Narrative: A Poetics of the Zohar

Eitan P. Fishbane

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199948635
eISBN:
9780190885489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948635.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book studies the Zohar as a work of literature. While the Zohar has long been recognized as a signal achievement of mystical theology, myth, and exegesis, this monograph presents a poetics of ... More

Augustine's Early Thought on the Redemptive Function of Divine Judgement

Augustine's Early Thought on the Redemptive Function of Divine Judgement

Bart van Egmond

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198834922
eISBN:
9780191872808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834922.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This work addresses the relationship between Augustine’s account of God’s judgement and his theology of grace in his early works. How does God, both personally and through his ‘agents’ on earth, use ... More

Before Jonathan EdwardsSources of New England Theology

Before Jonathan Edwards: Sources of New England Theology

Adriaan C. Neele

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199372621
eISBN:
9780199372645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372621.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This volume will present the first comprehensive study of Jonathan Edwards’s use of Reformed orthodox and Protestant scholastic primary sources in the context of the challenges of orthodoxy in his ... More

The Beginnings of the Cult of Relics

The Beginnings of the Cult of Relics

Robert Wiśniewski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199675562
eISBN:
9780191817601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199675562.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Christians always admired and venerated martyrs who died for their faith, but for a long time thought that the bodies of martyrs should remain undisturbed in their graves. Initially, the Christian ... More

Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Seth Perry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179131
eISBN:
9781400889402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179131.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a wide-ranging exploration of the place of the Christian Bible in America in the decades after the Revolution. Attending to both theoretical concerns about the nature of scriptures and ... More

Catholic Bishops in the United StatesChurch Leadership in the Third Millenium

Catholic Bishops in the United States: Church Leadership in the Third Millenium

Stephen J. Fichter, Thomas P. Gaunt, Catherine Hoegeman, and Paul M. Perl

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190920289
eISBN:
9780190920319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190920289.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the past 30 years the Catholic bishops of the United States have captured the national headlines with their statements on nuclear disarmament and economic justice, their struggles to address ... More

China and the True JesusCharisma and Organization in a Chinese Christian Church

China and the True Jesus: Charisma and Organization in a Chinese Christian Church

Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190923464
eISBN:
9780190923495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923464.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, World Religions

This book examines the dynamic between charisma and organization in the history of the True Jesus Church, China’s first major native church, in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The True ... More

Christian PhilosophyConceptions, Continuations, and Challenges

Christian Philosophy: Conceptions, Continuations, and Challenges

J. Aaron Simmons (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198834106
eISBN:
9780191872297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834106.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Perhaps one of the marks of being a philosopher is participating in debates about what counts as “philosophy.” Of particular note in such debates is the question of how to distinguish philosophy from ... More

Considering ComparisonA Method for Religious Studies

Considering Comparison: A Method for Religious Studies

Oliver Freiberger

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199965007
eISBN:
9780190929107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199965007.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, World Religions

This book seeks to rehabilitate the comparative method in the study of religion by highlighting its fundamental role for the academic mission of religious studies and by proposing both a responsible ... More

A Cultural Theology of Salvation

A Cultural Theology of Salvation

Clive Marsh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198811015
eISBN:
9780191848056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811015.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book offers a demonstration of how theological ideas ‘work’ in the contemporary West. It does this through an exploration of the Christian doctrine of salvation. It is acknowledged that doctrine ... More

Debating the SacramentsPrint and Authority in the Early Reformation

Debating the Sacraments: Print and Authority in the Early Reformation

Amy Nelson Burnett

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190921187
eISBN:
9780190921217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190921187.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

The early Reformation debate over the sacraments provoked a crisis of authority within the evangelical movement. The conflict developed from contrasting presuppositions held by Martin Luther and ... More

Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume IIISystematic Theology

Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume III: Systematic Theology

William J. Abraham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198786528
eISBN:
9780191828805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786528.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Volume III of Divine Agency and Divine Action articulates a vision of systematic theology focused on divine action from creation to eschatology. Volume I developed the foundational conceptual work by ... More

A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon

A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190699093
eISBN:
9780190699123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699093.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religious Studies

This book includes key documents, along with annotation, related to the origin of the Book of Mormon, from Joseph Smith’s first mention of the gold plates to the book’s publication in 1830. Smith ... More

Does Judaism Condone Violence?Holiness and Ethics in the Jewish Tradition

Does Judaism Condone Violence?: Holiness and Ethics in the Jewish Tradition

Alan L. Mittleman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174235
eISBN:
9780691184326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174235.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

We live in an age beset by religiously inspired violence. Terms such as “holy war” are the stock-in-trade of the evening news. But what is the relationship between holiness and violence? Can acts ... More

Early JudaismNew Insights and Scholarship

Early Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Frederick E. Greenspahn (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479896950
eISBN:
9781479825707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896950.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient inscriptions, and Jewish books preserved within various Christian communities demonstrate that Jewish identity took a variety of forms in the period following that ... More

Envisioning a Tibetan LuminaryThe Life of a Modern Bönpo Saint

Envisioning a Tibetan Luminary: The Life of a Modern Bönpo Saint

William M. Gorvine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199362349
eISBN:
9780190914547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199362349.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The book examines the religious biography of Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen (1859–1934), the most significant modern figure representing the Tibetan Bön religion, a vital minority tradition underrepresented ... More

Exploring Gregory of NyssaPhilosophical, Theological, and Historical Studies

Exploring Gregory of Nyssa: Philosophical, Theological, and Historical Studies

Anna Marmodoro and Neil B. McLynn (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198826422
eISBN:
9780191871160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826422.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This collection brings together an interdisciplinary team of historians, classicists, philosophers, and theologians for a holistic exploration of the thought of Gregory of Nyssa. Topics covered—some ... More

Feeding a Thousand SoulsWomen, Ritual, and Ecology in India- An Exploration of the Kolam

Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual, and Ecology in India- An Exploration of the Kolam

Vijaya Nagarajan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195170825
eISBN:
9780190858100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195170825.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Drawing on extensive fieldwork, this book investigates aesthetic, symbolic, metaphorical, literary, mathematical, and philosophical meanings of the kōlam, the popular Tamil women’s daily ephemeral ... More

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