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Politics of Religious Freedom

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, and Saba Mahmood (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In a remarkably short span of time, religious freedom has taken center stage in public and policy debates worldwide. Longstanding legal guarantees of religious freedom built into laws and ... More


A Religion in Diaspora, a Religion of Diaspora

Janet Alison Hoskins

in The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific Caodaism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840044
eISBN:
9780824868611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840044.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The final chapter examines how the syncretism of the colonial period has been transformed by the experience of exile into a diasporic formation. In 1975, Caodaism was a “religion in diaspora”—a group ... More


Introduction: “Outrageous Syncretism”?

Janet Alison Hoskins

in The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific Caodaism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840044
eISBN:
9780824868611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840044.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Divine Eye and the Diaspora addresses the connection between colonial era syncretism and postcolonial diaspora. Caodaism was described by the French as a syncrétisme à l’outrance, an excessive, ... More


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


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


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


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