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The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, and Faith

Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695270
eISBN:
9780191731945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695270.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

Can those who appreciate the explanatory power of modern science still believe in traditional religious accounts of the nature and purpose of the universe? This book is intended for those who care ... More


 Touching Evil, Touching Good

Irena S. M. Makarushka

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the teaching of special topics in the study of religion, in this case the representation of evil. Employing the medium of film to teach this topic enables students to reflect on ... More


 The Origins of the American Evangelical Subculture

James K. Wellman Jr.

in Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195300116
eISBN:
9780199868742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300116.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter defines and outlines the development of the American evangelical subculture, beginning with the fundamentalists of the early twentieth century, paralleled by the Holiness and Pentecostal ... More


 Resurgence and the New Order in West Africa: Primal Pillar

Lamin Sanneh

in Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189605
eISBN:
9780199868582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Synopsis: The chapter describes the creation of a new social order to replace the one based on slavery and the slave trade, with new structures of local leadership setting a new standard. The chapter ... More


 Searching for Peace in Films about Genocide

Jolyon Mitchell

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Focusing on the film Shooting Dogs (2005) and its specific historical context, the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, this chapter brings to light many of the different lines of inquiry available when teaching ... More


The Nature of Islamic Juridical‐Ethical Discourse

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388428
eISBN:
9780199866755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388428.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter deals with a critical assessment of Islamic juridical tradition—a formidable obstacle to a number of articles of great consequence for the protection of individual rights that are ... More


The Unspeakable Evil

Richard Harries

in After the Evil: Christianity and Judaism in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199263134
eISBN:
9780191600616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263132.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The holocaust is an unspeakable evil. How is it possible to speak of it at all? Yet ‘How is one not to speak of it?’ (Elie Wiesel). Traditional Christian anti‐Judaism is a very sorry story and this ... More


Calamity Management and the Role of Sacred Ambivalence

Corinne G. Dempsey

in Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130287
eISBN:
9780199834136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130286.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Juxtaposes local European Christian saint traditions with Kerala's Hindu and Christian practices as a means for understanding cross‐cultural responses to evil, calamity, and the problem of theodicy. ... More


The Promise of Paradise

Frank Graziano

in The Millennial New World

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195124323
eISBN:
9780199784561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195124324.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys utopian ideas in Latin America, from the European myths projected onto the New World during exploration to more recent endeavors to discover or build paradise on earth. Themes ... More


Reasons for doubt

Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp

in The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, and Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695270
eISBN:
9780191731945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695270.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

The book begins with an honest look at the modern predicament for faith. Christianity is based on the belief that behind all things there exists an ultimate reality that in some sense intended us to ... More


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