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“We Need to Change the Statute”: The Promise (and Limits) of Statutory Reform

Shawn Francis Peters

in When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306354
eISBN:
9780199867714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306354.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter entails a discussion of how lawmakers in several states – including Colorado, Massachusetts, and Oregon – have reacted to prominent cases of religion-based medical neglect by attempting ... More


Kartābhajā

Hugh B. Urban

in Songs of Ecstasy: Tantric and Devotional Songs from Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139013
eISBN:
9780199871674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139011.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This last chapter presents a translation of a humorous satirical poem by the famous Bengali poet, Dāśarathī Rāy (1805–57). He was particularly well known as a master of the Pāñcālī form, which are ... More


Third Theoretical Interlude Classification in the Natural Sciences

Peter Gottschalk

in Religion, Science, and Empire: Classifying Hinduism and Islam in British India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393019
eISBN:
9780199979264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393019.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The qualities of British classification systems from the nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries can best be demonstrated by considering their specific qualities, which they adapted from modern western ... More


Printing the Living Word: Moral Reform and the Awakening of Nation and Self (1841–70)

Adam H. Becker

in Revival and Awakening: American Evangelical Missionaries in Iran and the Origins of Assyrian Nationalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226145280
eISBN:
9780226145457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226145457.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines a number of concepts and terms, as well as the morality and epistemology, promoted by the American mission, through an analysis of the Neo-Aramaic literature printed there, ... More


Like a Dog’s Curly Tail: Finding Perfection in a World of Imperfection: A Hindu Theodicy in the Tradition of Sri Ramakrishna

Jeffery D. Long

in Comparing Faithfully: Insights for Systematic Theological Reflection

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274666
eISBN:
9780823274710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274666.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Jeffery Long, a Hindu theologian, explores the problem of evil as it is raised and addressed by thinkers in the Ramakrishna Vedanta tradition of Hinduism and by two separate schools of thought from ... More


The Science of Entering Another Body

in Sinister Yogis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226895130
eISBN:
9780226895154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226895154.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

When the early Hindu scriptures evoked the rise of persons who were dying—whether of natural causes or through one or another type of self-willed death—they often employed the term raśmi to denote ... More


Soap, Soup, Salvation: Rescue Homes and Rescue Missions

Priscilla Pope-Levison

in Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723845
eISBN:
9780814744420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723845.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the rescue homes and missions which provided humanitarian outreach to the destitute and downtrodden, the prostitutes and unwed mothers, along with evangelism. The symbiosis ... More


Astronomy, Time-Reckoning, and Cosmology

Asko Parpola

in The Roots of Hinduism: The Early Aryans and The Indus Civilization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190226909
eISBN:
9780190226947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226909.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Early Harappan towns oriented after cardinal directions imply the regular observation of sunrise and/or gnomon shadow. Contemporary seals and “Proto-Śiva” apparently depict the four directions plus ... More


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