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Introduction

William T. Cavanaugh

in The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385045
eISBN:
9780199869763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385045.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

The introduction to the book gives an overview of the general argument that the myth of religious violence does not correspond to fact, but is a central legitimating narrative of Western secularism. ... More


Slaves and Secrets

Paul Christopher Johnson

in Secrets, Gossip, and Gods: The Transformation of Brazilian Candomblé

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150582
eISBN:
9780199834358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150589.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Presents conceptions of secrecy West Africans brought with them to Brazil: the interpretive separation of superficial appearance from “deep knowledge,” the face presented in public (ori ode) versus ... More


Mysticism East and West as Christian Apologeti

Hugh Nicholson

in Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199772865
eISBN:
9780199897315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772865.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter and those that follow critically examine a particular “East versus West” apologetic contrast that has been constitutive of modern Christian self-understanding: namely, the contrast ... More


Modern Esotericism and New Paradigms

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

in The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195320992
eISBN:
9780199852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320992.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the new paradigms of modern Western esotericism. Esotericism has responded to religious and cultural change in the West. This development is evident in its speculations about ... More


The Social Contexts of Women's Religions: Gender Disjunction, Matrifocality, and a Critique of Deprivation Theory

Susan Starr Sered

in Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104677
eISBN:
9780199853267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104677.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Just as there is no one historical scenario that explains why women's religions occur, there is no single cultural configuration in which we find all the women's religions, nor a single cultural ... More


Concepts and Ideas

Arie L. Molendijk

in Friedrich Max Müller and the Sacred Books of the East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784234
eISBN:
9780191826832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784234.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Hinduism

The series Sacred Books of the East exemplifies a particular kind of scholarship. Chapter 3, ‘Concepts and Ideas’, analyses the basic concepts and ideas involved in the edition. Especially important ... More


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