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A Prophet Emerging: Fetal Narratives in Islamic Literature

Daniel C. Peterson

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Stories about the antemortal existence, conception, gestation, and birth of the Prophet Muhammad, absent from the Qur’an, began to circulate in the decades after his death. They served a political ... More


A Womb with a View: The Buddha’s Final Fetal Experience

Vanessa R. Sasson

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

The Buddha’s fetal life was as extraordinary as the rest of his hagiography. He sat ablaze with light in a jeweled palace inside his mother’s womb. He was bathed by deities. He delivered teachings to ... More


 Vox Populi, Vox Dei

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Bentley had led the Democratic‐Republican Party to victory, but not all of Salem's Republicans followed along for the reasons he offered. Many, perhaps most, of Salem's Republicans were evangelicals, ... More


Creating Sacred Spaces: Energy Efficiency, Green Jobs, and Green Building

Mallory McDuff

in Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379570
eISBN:
9780199869084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379570.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how churches are redefining the creation of sacred space to reflect stewardship of the earth. The stories in this chapter include the initial steps taken by La Capilla de Santa ... More


Making a Pilgrimage: Mountaintop Removal, Water, and Wildflowers

Mallory McDuff

in Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379570
eISBN:
9780199869084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379570.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious traditions are rich with stories of pilgrimage, a journey for spiritual enrichment that involves travel to a place of meaning. This chapter reveals how people of faith made a pilgrimage to ... More


The Puritan Lawyer and the Baptist Preacher: Elisha Williams, Isaac Backus, and American Dissent

Nicholas P. Miller

in The Religious Roots of the First Amendment: Dissenting Protestants and the Separation of Church and State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199858361
eISBN:
9780199949724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858361.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows the parallel paths towards disestablishment taken by certain establishment puritans as well as Baptist outsiders. It shows how dissenting Protestantism began to influence the ... More


Yogins and Yoga

Steve Bruce

in Secular Beats Spiritual: The Westernization of the Easternization of the West

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198805687
eISBN:
9780191843631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805687.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examination of the fortunes of various Hinduism-inspired new religious movements (such as Rajneeshism and Transcendental Meditation) shows that the most successful were world affirming rather than ... More


The Greek Sources for Isaac of Nineveh’s Development of Wonder and Astonishment

Jason Scully

in Isaac of Nineveh's Ascetical Eschatology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198803584
eISBN:
9780191842009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803584.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows that Isaac derives specific definitions for the ecstatic experience of wonder and astonishment from Syriac translations of two sources that were originally written in Greek: ... More


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