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From Christian Apologetics to Deism: Libertine Readings of Hinduism, 1650–1730

Joan-Pau Rubiés

in God in the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190267070
eISBN:
9780190267100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267070.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

India and its religion played an important role in the assault on Christian orthodoxy during the late Enlightenment. However, the late-seventeenth century transition from antiquarian apologetics to ... More


Modalities of Doing Religion

Adam Yuet Chau

in Chinese Religious Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199731398
eISBN:
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731398.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a model for understanding religious practice in Chinese culture by means of five modalities: the discursive or scriptural, based on the composition and use of religious texts; ... More


Ritual Textuality: Pattern and Motion in Performance

Matt Tomlinson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199341139
eISBN:
9780199358373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341139.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

A classic question in the anthropology of religion is how ritual performances achieve—or fail to achieve—their effects. This book argues that participants condition their own expectations of ritual ... More


Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Kelly Bulkeley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199351534
eISBN:
9780199351565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351534.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

“Big dreams” are rare but extremely vivid forms of dreaming that make a strong, lasting impact on waking consciousness. Experiences of big dreaming have played prominent roles in religious and ... More


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