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The Shapes and Categories of Stavan

M. Whitney Kelting

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

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140118
eISBN:
9780199834365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140117.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The women's categorization of Jain hymns illuminates the content – and performance‐based understanding of the genre. The harmony of a Jain hymn and its poetics, music, and accompanying dance is ... More


Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue

James L. Heft (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827879
eISBN:
9780199919451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827879.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

How can the world’s many religions overcome ideological differences and come together to promote understanding, justice, and peace? This book shows how to answer this crucial question. The book ... More


Soka Gakkai: Searching for the Mainstream

Robert Kisala

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This essay examines the conflict-ridden history of the Soka Gakkai, the largest new religious movement in Japan with over eight million members in that country and over one million members abroad. ... More


Crusading Peace: Christendom, the Muslim World, and Western Political Order

Tomaz Mastnak

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226357
eISBN:
9780520925991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226357.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book's provocative analysis of the roots of peacemaking in the Western world elucidates struggles for peace that took place in the high and late Middle Ages. The author traces the ways that ... More


Prophetic Justice in a Home Haunted by Strangers: Transgressive Solidarity and Trauma in the Work of an Israeli Rabbis' Group

Bettina Prato

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the peace activism of Rabbis for Human Rights, a group of some ninety Israeli rabbis founded in 1988 in reaction to the military repression of the ... More


From Holy Peace to Holy War

Tomaž Mastnak

in Crusading Peace: Christendom, the Muslim World, and Western Political Order

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226357
eISBN:
9780520925991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226357.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter provides an introduction to the concept of holy war, beginning by highlighting the fact that peace is the central issue of power, and that holy peace was no different. At the close of ... More


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