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Introduction: Material Religion—How Things Matter

Birgit Meyer and Dick Houtman

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The rise of religion as a modern category, with Protestantism as its main exponent, has introduced a set of oppositions that privilege spirit above matter, belief above ritual, content above form, ... More


Creation, Creativity, and Creatureliness: The Wisdom of Finite Existence

Rowan Williams

in Being-in-Creation: Human Responsibility in an Endangered World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264995
eISBN:
9780823266876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264995.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces us to the thought of Father Sergei Bulgakov. Bulgakov’s account of “holy wisdom” offers us a rare model for thinking together creation, creativity, and creatureliness. In ... More


Rethinking the Modernity of Bernanos:: A Girardian Perspective

Brian Sudlow

in God's Mirror: Renewal and Engagement in French Catholic Intellectual Culture in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262373
eISBN:
9780823266425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262373.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Brian Sudlow’s chapter provides a critical reappraisal of the “modernity” of Georges Bernanos’s through his polemical works of the 1930s. Whilst acknowledging Bernanos’s stylistic modernity, Sudlow ... More


On the Subject of Spirit Mediumship in the Age of New Media

Rosalind C. Morris

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this chapter, Rosalind Morris makes comparative reference to African and Southeast Asian traditions of mediumship in order to ask how mediums and mediumship are responding to contemporary ... More


The Burdens of Tradition: Orthodox Constructions of the West in Russia (Late 19th–Early 20th cc.)

Vera Shevzov

in Orthodox Constructions of the West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251926
eISBN:
9780823253067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251926.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the notion of the “the West” as presented in the writings of Russia's nineteenth-century academically trained Orthodox theologians and historians. While scholars have ... More


Pentecostalism and Modernity

Paul Gifford

in Christianity, Development and Modernity In Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190495732
eISBN:
9780190618506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495732.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The enchanted and prosperity forms of Pentecostalism often overlap and have much in common, although the possible variety is considerable. Many scholars claim that Pentecostalism is a force for ... More


Global Catholicism

Paul Gifford

in Christianity, Development and Modernity In Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190495732
eISBN:
9780190618506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495732.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Contemporary Catholicism has been defined by papal resistance to modernity, defined as Ultramontanism. But Western Protestant Christianity in recent centuries has been marked by ‘disenchantment’ and ... More


Conclusion: African Christianity and Modernity

Paul Gifford

in Christianity, Development and Modernity In Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190495732
eISBN:
9780190618506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495732.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter recapitulates the argument. In the last few centuries a new world has come into being, one in which causality has come to be understood no longer in terms of spiritual forces. To the ... More


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