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Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life

Douglas V. Porpora

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134919
eISBN:
9780199834563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134915.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is at once both a work of sociology and a work of ethical and religious philosophy. As a work of sociology, it contributes to the ongoing debate over secularization by documenting an ... More


The Ideals and Diversity of Church‐Related Higher Education

R. Eugene Rice

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Based on the fact that a majority of college and university students want their professors to help them make meaning with their lives, Rice argues that faculty roles must be redefined to include more ... More


Professing Understanding and Professing Faith: The Midrashic Imperative

Lee S. Shulman

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Shulman argues that the Jewish tradition of midrash—i.e., the conflict of interpretation related to the Hebrew Bible—offers a model of knowledge, learning, and pedagogy that is ever enlarging and ... More


Teaching Ritual

Catherine Bell (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many teachers share an interest in bringing a better appreciation of ritual into their religious studies classes, but are uncertain how to do it. Religious studies faculty know how to teach texts, ... More


 Eventfulness of Architecture: Teaching about Sacred Architecture Is Teaching about Ritual

Lindsay Jones

in Teaching Ritual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this chapter the author uses architecture as the medium with which to explore ritual. The chapter's author demonstrates the ability of defined spaces to be performative events in themselves. Using ... More


A Methodist Perspective on Catholic Learning

David M. Chapman

in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning: Exploring a Way for Contemporary Ecumenism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216451
eISBN:
9780191712173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216451.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter affirms Pope John Paul II's description of ecumenical dialogue as involving ‘an exchange of gifts’ in order to identify a number of characteristic ecclesial endowments present in ... More


When Down Is Up: Complexities in Adolescent Religious Change

Lisa D. Pearce and Melinda Lundquist Denton

in A Faith of Their Own: Stability and Change in the Religiosity of America's Adolescents

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199753895
eISBN:
9780199894949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753895.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Narratives of religious change in adolescence are the focus of this chapter. Included is an exploration of what youth mean when they say they have become more or less religious or stayed the same. ... More


Science, Religion, and the Human Experience

James D. Proctor (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195175325
eISBN:
9780199784707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195175328.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Science and religion are two major forces shaping our world: how do they relate to each other? Some people think of science and religion as separate domains, of reason versus faith, facts versus ... More


Perceptions of Spiritual Meaning in Faith-Based Social Action

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

in Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Acts of compassion are not unique to people of faith, but faith makes these actions uniquely meaningful. Even ostensibly secular good works may be saturated with personal religious significance. The ... More


The Meaning of Life

Douglas V. Porpora

in Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134919
eISBN:
9780199834563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134915.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Very religious people, it is found, are likely to feel that they know what the meaning of life is. While others generally believe firmly that life has meaning, they deny knowing what the meaning is. ... More


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