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Gender, Identity, and Purity

Douglas J. Davies

in Emotion, Identity, and Religion: Hope, Reciprocity, and Otherness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199551538
eISBN:
9780191806537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199551538.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the influence of male and female gender on religious identities, and explores aspects of the complex idea of ritual purity. It shows that the male-female divide entails many ... More


The Power and the Politics of Emplacement

Jacob N. Kinnard

in Places in Motion: The Fluid Identities of Temples, Images, and Pilgrims

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199359653
eISBN:
9780199359691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359653.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the ways in which physical objects, events to which they are related, and the various narratives which convey such events intersect and interact with particular places, and it ... More


Dynamics, Feeling, and Meanings

Douglas J. Davies

in Emotion, Identity, and Religion: Hope, Reciprocity, and Otherness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199551538
eISBN:
9780191806537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199551538.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyzes the various complex forms of meaning-making in relation to religion, emotion, and identity. It describes the bio-cultural approach employed in the present study, which uses ... More


The Polyvalent Pādas of Viṣṇu and the Buddha*

Jacob N. Kinnard

in Places in Motion: The Fluid Identities of Temples, Images, and Pilgrims

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199359653
eISBN:
9780199359691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359653.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the ways in which a specific religiously charged object in India —the footprint, or pāda—has defied attempts to fix it with a single, static identity. The specific focus here is ... More


Identity Depletion

Douglas J. Davies

in Emotion, Identity, and Religion: Hope, Reciprocity, and Otherness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199551538
eISBN:
9780191806537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199551538.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter uses the abstract notion of identity depletion to describe a wide variety of feelings and contexts in which human beings sense themselves assailed in their desire for a meaningful life. ... More


Sacred Place, Worship, and Music

Douglas J. Davies

in Emotion, Identity, and Religion: Hope, Reciprocity, and Otherness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199551538
eISBN:
9780191806537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199551538.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

One existential paradox implicit in the power-driving revelation and the spirit worlds of Chapter 8 lies in the curious fact that humans not only settle geographical domains but create imaginary ... More


Faith, Freedom, and World: The Logic of Sacrifice

Oliver Davies

in Theology of Transformation: Faith, Freedom, and the Christian Act

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685950
eISBN:
9780191765872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685950.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter fundamental human social cognition is identified in terms of the neurobiology of the face to face which supports a structure of reasoning and willing within complexity. It is argued ... More


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