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Spirituality, Diversity, and Learner‐Centered Teaching: A Generative Paradox

Elizabeth J. Tisdell

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Tisdell advocates a way of teaching that is learner‐centered, responsive to cultural identity, and socially transformative. In this kind of teaching, spirituality is always part of the mix, and the ... More


Israel Among the Nations: Biblical Culture in the Ancient Near East

Ronald Hendel

in Remembering Abraham: Culture, Memory, and History in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195177961
eISBN:
9780199784622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177967.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Ancient Israel was a nation in the Near East, but it conceived of itself as a unique people. This chapter investigates the ways that Israel constructed its cultural identity in relation to its ... More


Epilogue: Ancient Myths and Modern Phenomena

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This final chapter examines the cultural, social, and political factors that could have led African religious traditions mingled with Christianity, and sometimes with Islam, to be superseded by a new ... More


Letting Down Her Hair or Cutting It Off: The Ritual Trial of a Woman Accused of Adultery and the Transformation of the Female “Other”

Susan Niditch

in "My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man": Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181142
eISBN:
9780199869671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181142.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores two rituals patterns involving women and hair. One is a ceremony prescribed for a married woman accused of adultery by her husband in the absence of witnesses or other tangible ... More


The Politics of the Future of Confucianism

Anna Sun

in Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155579
eISBN:
9781400846085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155579.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on the possible future developments of Confucianism in Chinese society: as a cultural identity, political ideology, ethical outlook, ritual practice, symbolic tool in politics, ... More


Gurbani Kirtan and the Performance of Sikh Identity in California*

Charles M. Townsend

in Sikhism in Global Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075547
eISBN:
9780199082056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075547.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter considers the Sikh religious and cultural identity/ies in southern California. It also addresses how Sikh identities are formed, performed, informed, interpreted, and understood through ... More


Maronite Catholics, Orthodox Christians, and Sunni Muslims from the Arab Region: Between Empire, Racialization, and Assimilation

Nadine Naber

in MisReading America: Scriptures and Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199975419
eISBN:
9780199346158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975419.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Nadine Naber, Matthew Stiffler, and their research team focus on Sunni Muslims in California and Maronite Catholics and Antiochian Orthodox Christians in Michigan, specifically those belonging to ... More


Conclusion: Pedagogy for Tolerance

Parna Sengupta

in Pedagogy for Religion: Missionary Education and the Fashioning of Hindus and Muslims in Bengal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268296
eISBN:
9780520950412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268296.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines two reports that diagnose and suggest a solution for the question of religion and schooling, a solution that comes out of a minority perspective and that understands the ... More


Christianity and Politics in Post-Soviet Lithuania: Between Totalitarian Experience and Democracy

Nerija Putinaitė

in Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267309
eISBN:
9780823272334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267309.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For fifty years, the Soviet ideological apparatus sought to erase the influence of Christianity from the Lithuanian people. Putinaitė outlines two ways this policy was pursued: by stressing Marx’s ... More


Syncretism and Faith Blending in Modern Crypto-Judaism

Janet Liebman Jacobs

in Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the postcolonial construction of syncretic belief systems among a small number of crypto-Jewish descendents who have chosen to blend their preexisting Christian faith with ... More


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